Warrichaiet, Valentine Theodore, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Machine Gunner or Crewman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 4745, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry
Service Years
1952 - 1953

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 09, 1953
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Oconto , Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Order Of The Bayonet

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1986, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry
  1952-1953, 4745, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Battle of Pork Chop Hill
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Private First Class Warrichaiet was a member of the Company I, 3rd Battallion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy on "Pork Chop Hill" in North Korea on July 9, 1953.

Private Valentine Warrichaiet lost his life in the second Battle of Pork Chop Hill. On the night of July 6, 1953, the Chinese followed the first April attack with a surprise July attack during a period of quiet as the United Nations and Chinese were attempting to hammer out an armistice agreement.

The hill was under control and held by the Company A, 17th Infantry at the time of the attack and experienced 3 days of heavy monsoon rain during the fighting. Before reinforcements from nearby Hill 200 could reach their position, Company A reported being engaged in hand to hand combat in the trenches. Armored vehicles had great difficulty bringing in supplies and evacuating casualties.

During continued fighting on the day that Private Warrichaiet lost his life, July 9, both sides were attacking and counter-attacking with heavy losses and casualties. Pork Cop Hill was abandoned by the United Nations troops on the morning of July 11, 1953.  He was among the 4 company commanders and 243 Americans troops killed in the battle. The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ending hostilities, on July 27th, 1953, just eighteen days after Private Warrichaiet's death.


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