Woo, Theodore Remington, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 1542, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1944 - 1951

Infantry

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Charleston
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II 1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartKorean War Fallen
  1951, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 
 Unit Assignments
94th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)1st Cavalry Division
  1944-1946, 745, 1st Battalion, 376th Infantry
  1944-1946, 745, 94th Infantry Division
  1946-1949, 745, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1949-1951, 2622, Army Garrison, Fort Knox, KY
  1951-1951, 1542, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1951-1951, 1542, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1951-1951 Korean War
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)/Operation Commando
 Colleges Attended 
West Virginia University
  1946-1949, West Virginia University
 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 Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Theodore R. Woo (ASN: 0-2202513), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as a Platoon Leader in Company E, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Infantry), 1st Cavalry Division. Second Lieutenant Woo distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces at Mago-ri, Korea, on 3 October 1951. On that date, Lieutenant Woo led his platoon to the company's objective under intense mortar and small-arms fire. In the initial assault, he outdistanced his leading elements and knocked out an enemy bunker. Although wounded in the arm, he left the hill, reorganized the platoon, and again led them to the objective. Before he could organize to hold the captured hill, a powerful enemy counterattack struck the position. Lieutenant Woo was again wounded, the platoon's ammunition was exhausted, and its withdrawal become necessary. While he was courageously directing the withdrawal and the evacuation of the wounded, he was killed by an enemy mortar shell. Lieutenant Woo's heroic action and unhesitating devotion to duty are in keeping with the best traditions of the military service.

General Orders: Department of the Army: General Orders No. 89 (October 3, 1952)
Action Date: 3-Oct-51
Service: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Company: Company E
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 5th Cavalry Regiment (Infantry)
Division: 1st Cavalry Division
   
Comments/Citation

2LT THEODORE REMINGTON WOO
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
5TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
E CO 2 BN
1ST CAVALRY DIVISION
ARMY
HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)
DATE OF LOSS: OCTOBER 3, 1951
SERVICE NUMBER: O-2202513
BORN: DECEMBER 6, 1925
HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
CHARLESTON, WV
LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: CHORWON AREA - OPERATION COMMANDO
TOWN OR AREA: MAGO-RI
BURIAL LOCATION
FOREST HILLS CEMETERY, BOSTON, MA

Comments: Second Lieutenant Woo was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 3, 1951. The First Cavalry Division commenced Operation Commando on October 3, 1951. This was a month-long campaign to push the Chinese and North Koreans back out of the Chorwon area. Note: The West Virginia Legislature voted on February 22, 2012 to name the I-64 Bridge as the "Second Lieutenant Theodore Remington Woo Memorial Bridge".

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 33013

Son of Matthew J. and Loo Shee Woo, one of ten children, Parents ran a popular restraunt in Charleston, WV called The Canton. First Soldier of Chinese descent from West Virginia to die in combat.
 
   
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