Duck, Howard Arthur, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
0210-Signal Officer
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 0210, HHC, 125th Signal Battalion
Service Years
1941 - 1950

Signal Corps

Lieutenant Colonel

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City
Last Address
Bakersfield, California

Casualty Date
Sep 29, 1950
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korean War
Location of Interment
Belmont Memorial Park - Fresno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Block 4

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Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)125th Signal Battalion
  1950-1950, 0210, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 0210, HHC, 125th Signal Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
 Colleges Attended 
California State University, Fresno
  1929-1933, California State University, Fresno
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Col Howard A. Duck graduated from  Fresno State College in 1933.  He served in the California National Guard, Coast Artillery Corps, until it was Federalized in 1941. He was a Captain by April 1942.

Lt. Col. Duck was sent overseas in April 1943, with the 8th Amphibious Force. Serving as a communications and operations officer, he was awarded the European ribbon with battle stars for Sicily, Naples-Foggia ,and southern France ;and the Asiatic- Pacific ribbon for Pacific service and the Japanese Occupation Medal.   Service from 1941 - 1946.

(In August 1944, he sailed from Naples, Italy with what would become the Invasion Force that landed on Southern France in Operation Dragoon (Aboard the USS Biscayne (AVP-11, later AGC-18, as part of the Amphibious Group 2, 8th Amphibious Force, Communications Group Staff, (8th PHIBRON i.e. Amphibious Squadron).

He left active duty in 1946 at Camp Beale, California. He then lived and worked in Bakersfield, California where he worked in the engineering department of what was then Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company.

He had been recalled to service in December 1948.

He and his family, a wife and two children, were living in Osaka, Japan at the time his unit was transferred to South Korea in June 1950.
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