Cook, William Wesley, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 3100, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1942 - 1951

Medical Corps

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Burlingame, California

Casualty Date
May 18, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section R Site 3346

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen


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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1951-1951, 3100, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1951-1951 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Oregon State UniversityOregon State University
  1936-1936, Oregon State University
  1944-1944, Oregon State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

1st Lt. William Cook enlisted in the Army  5 January 1942 in Portland, Oregon. He served in the regular army until 21 December 1944, followed by reserve service begining 22 December 1944 (apparently returning to Oregon State College at that time).

In Korea, he served with Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Divsion.  He was killed in the Bunker Hill (Hill 800)- Hill 1051 Area, South Korea in combat with Chinese forces.

He was interred in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California Section R Site 3346.

He left a wife at his passing in Burlingame, California.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

ancestry.com
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
http://www.history.army.mil/books/korea/30-2/30-2_13.HTM (Chapter 13 Hill 800 (Bunker Hill)
http://www.koreanwaronline.com/history/EbbAndFlow/Ch25.htm

   
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