Vander Laan, Jacob, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4761-Infantry Reconnaissance Scout
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 4761, 24th Infantry Division
Service Years
1942 - 1950


One Service Stripe

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 20, 1950
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Forest Home Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 75, Lot 114

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen4
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry24th Infantry Division
  1942-1945, 745, 101st Airborne Division
  1949-1950, 4761, HHC, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry
  1949-1950, 4761, 24th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Taejon
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Vander Laan was a member of the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
He was with the Screaming Eagles in World War II, per Korean War Project Remembrance.
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