Vergara, Eliseo Clemente, Jr., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
4641-Field Wireman
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, POW/MIA
Service Years
1950 - 1951

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Robestown
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 31, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
Location of Interment
Remains Not Recovered, Korea
Wall/Plot Coordinates
on duty

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 Unit Assignments
15th Field Artillery Battalion 2nd Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1950-1951, 15th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1951, 2nd Infantry Division
  1951-1951, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Eliseo C. Vergara served as a field wireman with Battery A, 15th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm), 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea.

He was involved in the combat on 11-13 February near Hoengsong, South Korea when the Chinese/North Koreans overwhelmed American forces. He was among the 208 15th Field Artillery men that were either captured or killed on 13 February 1951.

He is listed as having died as a POW on 31 July 1951.

His body was not recovered and he remains MIA
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
ancestry.com links (MOS)

http://www.history.army.mil/books/korea/ebb/ch14.htm (the Battle for Hoensong)
http://www.landscaper.net/hoengsong.htm (Gary Turbak, "Massacre at Hoensong," VFW Magazine, February 2001, describes the events of that battle)

http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/memoirs/volpone_jim/index.htm#HoengsongMassacre (a memoir)
   
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