Adams, Alfred B., Cpl

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Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, POW/MIA
Service Years
1949 - 1950


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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Laurel County, Kentucky

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korean War
Location of Interment
Remains Not Recovered, Korea
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Not Specified

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25th Infantry Division

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Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)POW/MIA
  1950-1950, 1745, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1950-1950, 1745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1953 Korean War
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Last Known Activity
Corporal Adams was a Light Weapons Infantryman with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.

He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on 22 July 1950 and returned to duty on 10 September 1950. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on 27 November 1950. He was presumed dead on 31 December 1953. Lost near Kuryong River and Nam River, Chinju, Korea.

Listed as MIA, his name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial, ABMC Honolulu, Hawaii.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation 
The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal [then Private First Class] Alfred B. Adams, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.

Corporal Adams distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces when his battalion launched an attack near Chinju, Korea, on 25 September 1950. On that date, Company F, on the left flank of the battalion, was nearing its objective when it was pinned down by heavy enemy automatic-weapons and small-arms fire. Corporal Adams, exposing himself to hostile fire, went to an advantageous position, set up his machine-gun, and delivered effective fire on the enemy until his ammunition was exhausted. Leaving his position, he ran across approximately forty yards of fire-swept terrain to help a wounded man to safety, and then returned to the dangerous area and evacuated another wounded comrade. When he observed that a platoon had launched an assault on the next ridge, Corporal Adams obtained ammunition, retrieved his machine-gun and, placing it in a new position on the forward slope of a hill, delivered such accurate and devastating fire on the enemy that the assaulting platoon was able to overrun and destroy them.

The extraordinary heroism of Corporal Adams reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 202 (April 13, 1951)
Action Date: 25-Sep-50
Service: Army
Rank: Corporal
Company: Company F
Battalion: 2d Battalion Regiment: 35th Infantry Regiment
Division: 25th Infantry Division
Notes/Links: (combat actions of the 25th in Korea)

Note: Cpl. Adams was born in 1930, dates to be determined. Note: DNA has been obtained to help identify his remains once they are found.
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