McDaniel, John Alec, T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
1729-Combat Construction Foreman
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 1729, B Company, 13th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1952 - 1954
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Technician Fifth Grade

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Buena Vista
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jan 13, 1996
Location of Interment
Green Hill Cemetery - Buena Vista, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

7th Infantry Division Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Post 4805, Buena Vista PostPost 126
  1955, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4805, Buena Vista Post (National President) (Buena Vista, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1955, American Legion, Post 126 (Member) (Buena Vista, Virginia) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
     John McDaniel was a veteran of World War II as a Seabee in the 53rd Naval Construction Battalion, 1st Marine Amphibious Group and participated in the Bougainville campaign and the capture and liberation of Guam. 
     He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attaining the rank of Corporal. He was wounded in the Battle of Old Baldy on 25 Jan 1953 while serving with Company B, 13th Engineer Battalion, 7th Infantry Division.
Name: John A McDaniel
Race: White
Home State: Virginia
Casualty Date: 25 Jan 1953
Casualty Country: North Korea Sector
Casualty Type: Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Group: Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Branch: Corps of Engineers
Component: USA - RA (Reg Army)
Rank: Private E-2
Pay Grade: Private E-2
Previous Detail: Wounded in action by missile, hospitalized
Disposed Date: 6 Feb 1953
Disposed Place: North Korea
Organization: In Div - 7th
Element Sequence: Cv Div Eng C Bn
Unit #: 0013
Service Occupation: Combat Construction Foreman

Also casualties in the 13th Engr Bn at Old Baldy on 25 Jan 1953 were:
PFC John N. Allen, WIA
Other Comments:
Seaman 1st Class John A. McDaniel was authorized to wear the Shoulder insignia for Seabees on 28 Dec 1944 while assigned to the 53rd Naval Construction Battalion, 1st Marine Amphibious Corps.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy13th Engineer Battalion
  1942-1947, US Navy
  1952-1953, 1729, B Company, 13th Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Northern Solomons Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Guam
  1952-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Operation Smack
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 31, 2015, General Photos1
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