Sowers, Benjamin Franklin, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 4812, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Private First Class


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Leadmine
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartKorean War Fallen
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1950, Korean War Fallen


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 31st Infantry 7th Infantry Division
  1949-1950, 4812, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry
  1949-1950, 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

PFC BENJAMIN F SOWERS



31ST INFANTRY REGIMENT



 



7TH INFANTRY DIVISION



ARMY



HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)



DATE OF LOSS: DECEMBER 2, 1950



SERVICE NUMBER: RA35937012



BORN: OCTOBER 27, 1927



HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT



TUCKER COUNTY, WV



LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: CHOSIN RESERVOIR



TOWN OR AREA: EASTERN SHORE



BURIAL LOCATION



ROSE HILL CEMETERY, THOMAS, WV










Comments: Private First Class Sowers was a member of the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on or about December 2, 1950. DOD records cite December 12, 1950, as date of loss, but due to the internal chaos within the unit due to high losses, it is impossible without eyewitness confirmation to have a specific date of actual loss. By December 12, 1950, the unit was in reserve in the Hamhung-Hungnam area.




KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 28383


   
Comments/Citation
Son of George and Mary (Shaffer) Sowers
   
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