Rorrer, Frank D., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1812-Heavy Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1812, 24th Infantry Division
Service Years
1937 - 1950

Sergeant First Class

Four Service Stripes

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Webster County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1950
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

24th Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartKorean War Fallen
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1950, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. Army24th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 1812, HHC, 25th Tank Battalion
  1950-1950, 1812, 24th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
 The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class Frank D. Rorrer (ASN: RA-6899436), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Sergeant First Class Rorrer distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces at Taejon, Korea, on 20 July 1950. On that date, during the withdrawal from Taejon, the route of Company H was cut by an enemy roadblock. Enemy fire was intense, causing many casualties. Seeing this, Sergeant First Class Rorrer went forward with advance elements of the company to force the roadblock. Without regard for his personal safety, he charged an enemy machine-gun crew, engaging them with rifle fire and then closing in on them with his bayonet to eliminate them. Although wounded in this action, Sergeant First Class Rorrer voluntarily remained in his position and covered the withdrawal of his unit.

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 68 (September 15, 1950)

Action Date: 20-Jul-50
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Company: Company H
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 19th Infantry Regiment
Division: 24th Infantry Division
Originally enlisted in 1937 and then re-enlisted as Technical Sergeant on 30 October 1945 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Husband of Mytice (Higgins) Rorrer and Father of two children.
Buried at The Over Look Cemetery, Over Look, NC

From The Anniston Star, Anniston, Alabama 25 August 1950;
Frank Rorrer,
Local Sergeant
Called Missing
31-year-old Veteran of 14 Army years Among List of Korea Casualties
Sgt. First Class Frank D. Rorrerhusband of Mrs. Mytice Higgins Rorrer of 1812 West 11th Street has been reported missing in action in Korea.
The 31-year-old Sergeant, a Veteran of 14-years in the Army was attached to the 24th Infantry Division.
Mrs. Rorrer said she was notified that her husband was missing Wednesday night. She stated he has been missing since 20 July.
Sergeant Rorrer met his wife here while he was stationed at Fort McClellan early in World War II. After their marriage he was sent overseas.
He fought in the South Pacific Theater for four years. Later in 1947 he was sent back to Japan for occupation duty.
He was in Japan at the time the Korean conflict broke out.
Mrs. Rorrer said the announcment that he was missing did not indicate where his unit was fighting when he disappeared.

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