Westbrooks, David C., Cpl

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

Corporal


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Linden
Last Address
Linden,TN

Casualty Date
Nov 06, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
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
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)27th Infantry Regiment
  1949-1950, 1745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1949-1950, 1745, 27th Infantry Regiment
 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.


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Comments/Citation
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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