Wallen, James Alex, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1954, 4812, D Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
Service Years
1950 - 1954


One Service Stripe

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bull Creek
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1950
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
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 FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen9
  2005, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Cavalry Division 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
  1950-1954, 4812, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1950-1954, 4812, D Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Wallen (on the left in the photo) was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 25, 1950. He was presumed dead on March 2, 1954. His remains were not recovered.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
James is memorialized at Branham-Wallen Cemetery, Bull Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky.
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