Caperton, Max L., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 9th Infantry
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Private First Class

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oxly, Missouri
Last Address
Oxly, MO

Casualty Date
Aug 16, 1950
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Antioch Cemetery - Oxly, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Basic Training (Camp Chaffee, AR)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Infantry Division9th Infantry
  1949-1950, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry
  1949-1950, 2nd Infantry Division
  1949-1950, 9th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Max Caperton was a Light Weapons Infantryman.

Private First Class Max L. Caperton Died as the result of missile wounds received in action.

Private First Class Caperton was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2ne Infantry Division. He was wounded in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 16, 1950 and died of those wounds later that day. Private First Class Caperton was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Service Medal, and te National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidentia Unit Citation, nd the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Max was a special friend. We were squadmates in Basic Training at Fort (then Camp) Chaffee in 1949. Following training we were assigned to Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis Washington. We were close friends until seperated by the Korean War. He will remain in my memory forever. - Travis L. Brann, Aug 2000.
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