Hickman, William Harris, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1193, A Battery, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1941 - 1950
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Casualty Date
Nov 30, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3 Site 3914a Ss

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK503rd Field Artillery Battalion
  1941-1942, 6, Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK
  1950-1950, 1193, A Battery, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military InstituteUnited States Military Academy
  1936-1937, Virginia Military Institute
  1938-1940, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain William Hickman attended OCS Fort Sill, 1941-1942.  

In Korea, he served with Battery A, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion (155mm), 2nd Infantry Division in Korea.  He was listed as MIA during the withdrawal and the fierce fighting at Kunu-ri, North Korea.  He had previously received the Bronze Star for his heroic actions at Yongsan, South Korea on 4 September 1950.

For his leadership and valor, Captain Hickman was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Note: His father, Col. Edwin A. Hickman, DSM,  had been an Army career officer, a student at VMI, class of 1895.
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