Pratt, Merritt Leroy, Sr., 1st Sgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
3729-Pioneer
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


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grayslake
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
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.
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
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