Ware, William Dubois, 1LT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1950 - 1953

Infantry

First Lieutenant



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fayette County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 27, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, South
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, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
First Lieutenant Ware was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered.
   
Comments/Citation

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) William DuBois Ware, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Second Lieutenant Ware distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces west of Sangju, Korea, on 26 July 1950. On that date, Lieutenant Ware, Platoon Leader, Company I, placed personnel of his platoon in a defensive position on a ridge to the Battalion's front. The position was attacked from three sides by numerically superior enemy force armed with automatic weapons and supported by mortar fire. The position soon became untenable and Lieutenant Ware, arming himself with a rifle, ordered his men to withdraw. He was last seen firing from his position on the advancing enemy until his position was overrun.
 

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 54 (September 6, 1950)
   
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