Jefferson, James Hobart, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Private First Class

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ona, Putnam County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 21, 1950
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4745, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry
  1950-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1949-1950 US Occupation of Japan
  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 Private First Class James H. Jefferson (ASN: RA-15274687), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Private First Class Jefferson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Republic of Korea on 21 July 1950. On that date positions of the 2d platoon, Company F, became untenable due to penetration by numerically superior enemy forces. Private First Class Jefferson, without regard to his personal safety, voluntarily remained in his position to cover the withdrawal of his platoon. He delivered a volume of accurate automatic rifle fire on the enemy, slowing the enemy and enabling the rest of his platoon to successfully withdrawal to new positions. In this heroic action Private First Class Jefferson was killed.

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 15 (August 1, 1950)
Action Date: 21-Jul-50
Service: Army
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company F
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 35th Infantry Regiment
Division: 25th Infantry Division
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC James Hobart Jefferson, RA15274687, who died in the service of his country on July 21st, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death James was 23 years of age. He was from Putnam County, West Virginia. James' Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by PFC James Hobart Jefferson include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Private First Class Jefferson was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 21, 1950. Private First Class Jefferson was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge,the Distinguished Service Cross, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Parents: Othel Jefferson and Mary Blake
Gwinn on Spurlock Creek
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA
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