Sandoval, Frank Luna, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1531-Gun Crewman, Pack Artillery
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 1531, 15th Field Artillery Battalion /A Battery
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Corporal


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bexar County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 07, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
15th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1951, 1531, 15th Field Artillery Battalion /A Battery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Army Cpl. Frank L. Sandoval, missing from the Korean War, has now been
accounted for.
http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1182330/soldier
-missing-from-korean-war-identified-sandoval/
 
In early February 1951, Sandoval was a member of Battery A, 15th Field
Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, when his unit, as well as other
American units, were in operations supporting Republic of Korea Army (ROKA)
attacks against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPFV) in an area
known as the Central Corridor in North Korea. The support group, known as
Support Force 21 (SF21,) provided artillery fire support while located at
Changbong-ni. On Feb. 11, 1951, the CPVF launched a massive counter
offensive. The ROKA withdrew, leaving SF21 in Changbong-ni. As the support
group withdrew south toward Wonju, they endured continual attacks. Sandoval
was reported missing in action as of Feb. 13, 1951, when he did not arrive
with the unit in Wonju. 
 
On January 9, 2017, based on research and analysis, remains possibly
corresponding to Sandoval were disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory
for analysis.
 
Laboratory analysis were used in the identification of his remains.
 
Interment services are pending.
 
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