Gains, Charles, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1950, 1745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1944 - 1950

Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Salem
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


 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 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
US Navy2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1944-1946, US Navy
  1947-1950, 1745, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/E Company
  1947-1950, 1745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  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 Charles Gains, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.

Sergeant Gains distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces at Hwanggan, Korea, on 25 July 1950. Sergeant Gains, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, seeing that the automatic rifleman of his assaulting squad was wounded, immediately grabbed the automatic rifle and continued to attack. Although Sergeant Gains was wounded, he continued to attack, firing as he moved forward until he became so weak he fell to his knees.

Sergeant Gains, mortally wounded, remained in position firing when the platoon received orders to withdraw and covered their withdrawal. His heroic action and calmness under heavy enemy fire inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and permitted the platoon to execute an orderly withdrawal. Sergeant Gains failed to return to friendly lines.

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 19, (January 12, 1951)
Action Date: 25-Jul-50
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Company: Company E
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 27th Infantry Regiment
Division: 25th Infantry Division
   
Comments/Citation

SGT CHARLES GAINS
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
27TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
E CO 2 BN
25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
ARMY
HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)
DATE OF LOSS: JULY 25, 1950
SERVICE NUMBER: RA13257511
BORN: AUGUST 19, 1927
HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
SALEM, WV
LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: SANGYONG-NI - KUCHON-NI
TOWN OR AREA: HWANGGAN AREA NW
BURIAL LOCATION
ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY, SALEM, WV

Comments: Sergeant Gains was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 25, 1950.

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 10120

Son of Homer and Lillie Gains
 
   
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