Fillinger, Homer, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
1965-Wheel Vehicle Repair Foreman
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Service Years
1949 - 1955
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate

Staff Sergeant

Two Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Crawley Creek, West Virginia
Last Address
Bunnell, Florida

Date of Passing
Feb 05, 2008
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Ordnance Shoulder Cord Order Of The Golden Dragon Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired as a heavy industrial welder in Kissimmee, Florida circa 1992.  Maintained the Ponderosa Trailer Park for the Fillinger Family in Korona, FL.  Passed away at home in Bunnell, Florida from cancer on February 5, 2008. 
Other Comments:
He was a Korean War veteran who fought with the 187th Regimental Combat Team (Airborne).  Uncle Snuff was a very private man who never discussed his service except with the Family's veterans, and even then, he was guarded concerning his service in Korea.  No one knew he had won two Bronze Stars during the Korean War, and when that came to light during his funeral, a quiet "I'll be damned" rose from the Family's veterans, almost in unison (they still chuckle about that at family functions today).
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 Ribbon Bar

Basic Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)

 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)1
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Killer
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of Imjin River
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)/Operation PileDriver
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
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