Jones, Lotchie J.R., PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, POW/MIA
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jasper
Last Address
Jasper

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Chattanooga National Cemetery - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile) POW/MIA
  1950-1950, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1950-1951, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Battle of Unsan
  1950-1951 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Lotchie John Ray Jones served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division.  He was taken prisioner by the Chinese on 2 November 1950 near Unsan, North Korea.  He died of mistreatment in what was known as Pyoktong Prisoner of War Camp 5 on 28 February 1951.

He enlisted in May 1950 with basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  By September 1950, he was in South Korea. His unit had advanced against the North Koreans up to the Yalu, when the Chinese entered the war and forced the U.N. troops southward.  The unit became invovled in fierce, often hand to hand, fighting with the Chinese. He was taken prisoner during the fighting around Unsan, North Korea. (Battle of Unsan).

His remains were finally identified in 2014.  He was interred in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Tennessee on 6 March 2015.

He was 18 years of age at his death.

 
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

http://www.dpaa.mil/NewsStories/NewsReleases/PressReleaseArticleView/tabid/11400/Article/572263/soldier-missing-from-korean-war-accounted-for-jones.aspx

https://news.tn.gov/node/13581

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/mar/04/lotchies-return-or-home-lastmaricounty-teen-w/291414/ (photo in school)

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
http://www.first-team.us/tableaux/chapt_04/ (Description of Battles)
http://www.first-team.us/tableaux/chapt_04/unsan.html (Battle of Unsan)

http://www.hpu.edu/CHSS/History/GraduateDegree/MADMSTheses/files/lyleotineru.pdf (Detailed History:
Lyle K. Otineru, Honor and Courage: The United States 8th Cavalry at Unsan, North Korea,
30 October-4 November 1950, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies, Fall 201
   
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