McCullough, John, Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, POW/MIA
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Sergeant


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Remains Not Recovered, Korea
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
23rd Infantry RegimentPOW/MIA
  1950-1951, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment
  1950-1951, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1951 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. John McCullough served with L Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

He was taken prisoner by the Chinese during combat near Kunu-Ri, in the battle zone area of the Chongchon river, North Korea on 30 November 1950. He died while a POW.

His remains have not been recovered.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html (photo)
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/Korean_War/IL-Korea11-50.pdf
http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=61116  (awards)

http://www.tomahawks.us/korean_war_years1.htm

U.S. Army Combat Photo of then Cpl. McCullough firing a 57 mm rifle, The American Legion Magazine, March 2013, page 52

Notes:
General Order 022-51 for the Bronze Star on 16 September 1950.  Referenced at
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/2011_2id_go_award_individual.html?key_2id=5628

General Order 033-51 for the Silver Star on 14 September 1950. Referenced at: http://www.koreanwar.org/html/2011_2id_go_award_individual.html?key_2id=5629.

Note: In some sources, his death is listed as 30 November 1950 when he was captured.
   
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