Griffiths, Jack David, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1937 - 1951

Field Artillery

Captain



Nine Overseas Service Bars


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State of Birth
California
California
Year of Birth
1919
 
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French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
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Griffiths received the Silver Star during World War II in August of 1943 in Sicily.

"First Lieutenant Griffiths, with complete disregard for his personal safety, alternately ran and crawled across 1,000 yards of completely exposed terrain to the aid of an enlisted man at the battery observation post which was under heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire," the commendation states. "With mortars and artillery shells landing as near as 25 yards from his person, First Lieutenant Griffiths made his way to the battery observation post, assisted the enlisted man to an alternate OP position from which First Lieutenant Griffiths conducted an adjustment on and silenced the enemy battery which had been shelling the observation post."

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and reportedly died while a prisoner on August 31, 1951.

His remains were not recovered.

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 Unit Assignments
Airborne School2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1941-1942, Airborne School
  1942-1942, Airborne School
  1949-1950, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 Sicily Campaign (1943)/Operation Husky
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Po Valley Campaign (1945)
  1945-1946 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
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