Bald Eagle Bear, Fredrick Ambrose, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1946 - 1953

Corporal


Two Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rosebud
Last Address
Wanblee

Casualty Date
Mar 11, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Wanblee Cemetery - Jackson County, South Dakota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1953, Korean War Fallen4

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
45th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment
  1952-1953, 4745, 45th Infantry Division
  1952-1953, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1947-1948 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Fredrick Ambrose Bald Eagle Bear was born in 1929 on the Rosebud Reservation, Todd County, South Dakota. Before he entered the service, Fredrick attended school at Eagle Butte High School.

Fredrick first entered the service underage around April of 1946. He served as part of the Occupation Forces in the Free Territory of Trieste which was established in 1947. He reenlisted on 22 April 1951.

He was a member of L Company, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. In August 1952, Corporal Bald Eagle Bear was shipped to the Far East for duty.

On 11 March 1953, he was killed in action near Chohanggol, Korea.

His body was recovered and later returned to the United States for burial at the Wanblee Cemetery,  Jackson County,  South Dakota  near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Later, there was another ceremony when it was learned that Fredrick had posthumously been awarded the Silver Star for saving another soldier's life and sacrificing his own.

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Comments/Citation

Corporal Frederick Ambrose Bald Eagle Bear (ASN: RA-17238765), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division in Korea.


General Orders: Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 212 (1953)
   
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