Wainwright, John Kelly, Jr., 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
1951-1951, 1542, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry
Service Years
1943 - 1951

Infantry

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Amite
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Tangipahoa Cemetery - Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen11
  2005, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 
 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry
  1951-1951, 1542, 7th Infantry Division
  1951-1951, 1542, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1950-1950 US Occupation of Japan
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Killer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
First Lieutenant Wainwright was a member of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 27, 1951.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
   
Comments/Citation
John is buried at Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.

   
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