Blosser, Jackey Dale, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1953, 4812, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1948 - 1950

Corporal


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

7th Infantry Division 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

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
325th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry 7th Infantry Division
  1948-1949, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)
  1949-1953, 4812, D Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry
  1949-1953, 4812, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


engaged against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces along the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. After intense fighting from Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1950, the battalion was forced to abandon its position, leaving its dead behind

CPL JACKEY DALE BLOSSER

32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT

D CO 1 BN

7TH INFANTRY DIVISION

ARMY

HOSTILE, DIED WHILE MISSING (MIA)

REMAINS NOT RECOVERED

DATE OF LOSS: DECEMBER 2, 1950

SERVICE NUMBER: RA15272452

BORN: AUGUST 31, 1929

HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

RANDOLPH COUNTY, WV

LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: CHOSIN RESERVOIR

TOWN OR AREA: EASTERN SHORE

Comments: Corporal Blosser was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on December 2, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.

FINAL DISPOSITION DATE: DECEMBER 31, 1953

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 2502


http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vets/chosinreservoir.html
 
   
Comments/Citation

For 69 years the family of Cpl. Jackey Dale Blosser did not know his fate when he was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950 after the battle of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, his family received word that his remains were among those identified in Hawaii who were returned to the United States by North Korea after an agreement between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. His remains had been in Hawaii since August 2018.

Connie Posey of Summerville said that she was overwhelmed with emotion after hearing the news.
 

She said that she is ready to travel to her home in West Virginia to celebrate his return with the rest of her family.

Blosser, known to his family as Jack, was born into a large family of 14 children in Parsons, West Virginia, in 1929. He joined the Army in 1948 and was reported as Missiong-In-Action three months after his 21st birthday and this was changed to Killed-In-Action in 1953.

Blosser was identified using the DNA of his brother and two of his sisters, which were stored away. According to the Military Times there are two types of DNA that can be extracted from remains, mitochondrial and nuclear. DNA matching can often be difficult as nuclear DNA is often difficult to obtain and mitochondrial DNA can often match among several different people.

Posey said that she is excited that her family finally has some closure and said she wishes that her father was still alive so that he could hear the news.

“I just wish my dad was still here to know we found his remains,” Posey said.

It is estimated that of the 55 boxes of remains that were returned by North Korea in 2018 there could be as many as 50-100 servicemen who could be identified by DNA.

As of today there are 7,800 soldiers who are unaccounted for from the Korean War, and nearly 1,100 from the Battle of Chosin Reservoir alone.

from
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