Witherspoon, Gordon, SFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1945 - 1953

Sergeant First Class


Two Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marlboro
Last Address
Marlboro

Casualty Date
Dec 01, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1986, Korean War Fallen1

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
24th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1946 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sergeant First Class Witherspoon was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on July 20, 1950 and returned to duty on August 8, 1950. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on December 1, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered.


   
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