Westbrooks, David C., Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 1745, 27th Infantry
Service Years
1949 - 1950


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 06, 1950
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)27th Infantry
  1949-1950, 1745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1949-1950, 1745, 27th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Corporal Westbrooks was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by enemy small arms fire in South Korea on August 3, 1950, evacuated to Japan and returned to duty on September 1, 1950. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 6, 1950. Next of kin Franklin C. Westbrooks, Box 180, Linden, Tennessee. For his leadership and valor, Corporal Westbrooks was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


My Uncle. He was wounded & returned to battle,1950, then while under heavy attack, Uncle David looked for and found a jeep with a mounted machine gun. He returned fire until killed by a rocket, November, 1950. 
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