Snock, Joseph Michael, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1812-Mortar Section or Squad Leader, 81mm
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, POW/MIA
Service Years
1946 - 1950


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1950
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 57, Grave 2974

 Official Badges 

7th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 31st Infantry RegimentPOW/MIA
  1946-1950, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Joseph Snock enlisted in the Army on 12 March 1946.

In Korea, he served with the Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He went missing in action on 30 November 1950 when he was captured east of the Chosin Reservoir.  He died as a POW on  31 December 1950 of malnutrition, lack of medical care, and enemy abuse.

Note:  He was serving alongside his twin brother in this action. John W. Snock passed away on 5 May 2007, a survivor of the Chosin Battle.)

His remains were accounted for on 5 January 2015.

Note:  His unit received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation for Chosin Reservoir and two Republic of Korea Presidential Citations (one for Inchon)

The 31st was based at
Camp Sobingo, Seoul, Korea, Jan 1946-Dec 1948
Camp Crawford, Sapporo, Japan, Dec 1948-Sep 1950
Combat in Korea, Sep 1950+
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