Borders, Edward Lee, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
146.10-Fire Direction Control
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 146.10, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1951

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Saline, IL
Last Address
Harrisburg, IL

Casualty Date
Feb 13, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Burial Location Pending

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 Unit Assignments
82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (AW)2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (AW)/C Battery
  1950-1951, 146.10, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
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Last Known Activity
Army Cpl. Edward L. Borders has now been accounted for. 
http://www.dpaa.mil/News- Stories/Recent-News-Stories/ Article/1209206/soldier
-captured-during-the-korean- war-accounted-for-borders/
 
In early February 1951, Borders was a member of Dog Battery, 82nd
Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (Automatic Weapons), 2nd Infantry
Division, when American units began supporting South Korean Army attacks against units of the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in an area known as the Central Corridor in North Korea.  Dog Battery was part of a group known as Support Force 21 (SF21) and provided artillery fire support for the South Korean Army during its attack north on Hongch'on. 

On the 
evening of Feb. 11, 1951, the CPVF launched a massive counter offensive against the South Koreans, who were forced to withdraw, leaving Borders' unit and the rest of SF21 behind at Changbong-ni.  The SF 21 marched south along Route 29, fighting through ambushes and roadblocks, to Hoengsong and eventually to the city of Wonju. Borders was reported missing in action as of Feb. 13, 1951 when he did not report with his unit in Wonju. 

Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea returned to the United States 208 boxes of commingled human remains, which when combined with remains recovered during joint recovery operations in North Korea, account for the remains of at least 400 U.S. servicemen who fought during the war.  Of the 208 boxes, 14 were reported to have been recovered from Ryongpho-ri, Suan County, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea.
 
DNA and laboratory analysis were used in the identification of his remains and Interment services are pending.
 
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