Mark, Ottis Paul, Jr., M/Sgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1666-Medical Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, POW/MIA
Service Years
1940 - 1950

Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Canyon County, Idaho

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1950
Hostile, Died while Captured
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Memorial Marker, Ainsworth Cemetery, Nebraska

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor Survivor's AssociationKorean War Fallen
  1941, Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association
  1950, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 31st Infantry 7th Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1950-1950, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry
  1950-1950, 7th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/The Iwon Landings
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During WWII, MSgt. Ottis Mark had been at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Oahu, 7 December 1941 when he was a Pharmacist Mate 3C.  By 1946, he was a Chief Pharmacist Mate, attached to the Marine Corps and aboard ship (USS Duncan) until 1948.  Apparently, he then enlisted in the Army from Idaho, 30 March 1948.

In Korea, MSgt. Mark served with the Medical Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

He was wounded while attending fellow soldiers on the convoy at Chosin Reservoir (Easter Shore) on 1 December 1950.  He was captured and died of those wounds on 7 December 1950.

Gravestone placed in Ainsworth Cemetery, Ainsworth, Brown County, Nebraska in 1962.
Links: (photo) (details of combat)

Note:  A gravemarker was ordered by MSgt. Ottis' brother to be placed in Ainsworth Cemetery in 1962.  There was no body as it was listed as  "nonrecoverable".  DA Form 1815 Application for Headstone or Marker
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