Burgess, Preston McDowell, Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
3844-Field Artillery Cannoneer
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1950

Sergeant


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mercer
Last Address
Mercer

Casualty Date
Dec 15, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Artillery Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
38th Field Artillery Battalion2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 38th Field Artillery Battalion/B Battery
  1950-1950, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Burgess was taken as a Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died in captivity on December 15, 1950.  His remains were recovered and buried in Arlington in 2005.
   
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