Pratt, Merritt Leroy, Sr., 1st Sgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1950, C Company, 8th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1943 - 1950

First Sergeant

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2017, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments
1st Cavalry Division8th Engineer Battalion
  1944-1950, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1945-1950, C Company, 8th Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - American Theater
  1943-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1SG Pratt's remains were never found.  He was last seen defending a position while his unit withdrew.  There is a memorial marker in Arlington for him.
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