Sanders, Herbert, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
111.10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 111.10, POW/MIA
Service Years
1945 - 1953

Corporal


Two Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Edmonson County
Last Address
5145 Mayview Dr.
Louisville, Kentucky
(2002)

Date of Passing
Sep 14, 2013
 
Location of Interment
Louisville Memorial Gardens - Louisville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Serial number:  RA15203923.

Last known military activity:  repatriated POW on Aug 28, 1953.

Last known civilian activity:  retired master welder.
   
Other Comments:
On the date that he was captured the 2nd Infantry Division was serving as the rear guard for the withdrawal of the 8th Army from North Korea due to the intervention of the Chinese army.  On Dec 1, 1950, the division was moving south in a running battle while mostly encircled.  This action is known as the Battle of Ch'ongch'on River.  Near Kunu-Ri, the division was forced to withdrawal through a six mile long valley, later named "the Gauntlett."  Casulties were very high.

PFC Hoover was held in POW Camp Ch'ang-Song.
 
Family:

Parents:
Roy Delaware Sanders (1899-1974)
Lillie Ann Jagger (1901-1987)

Wife:
Betty Louise Johnson (1932-2013)

Children:
Herbert and Betty had two children.
 

Comment on awrads and decorations:

The awards and decorations shown on this site are probably incomplete.  A picture include on this page showns three additional ribbons.
 

   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (4 Combat Jumps)

 
 Unit Assignments
11th Airborne Division1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment2nd Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1946-1949, 111.10, 11th Airborne Division
  1950-1950, 111.10, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1950-1950, 111.10, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1953, 111.10, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
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