Hall, John Westley, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 3060, HHB, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1950 - 1951


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jefferson Davis Parish
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 1951
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 6

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Korean War Fallen
  1995, Korean War Fallen3

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Infantry Division503rd Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1951, 3060, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 3060, HHB, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Hall was a member of Headquarters Battery, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on December 1, 1950 and died while a prisoner on January 26, 1951. His remains were recovered and accounted for on May 16, 2018 by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing (Court 6) at the Honolulu Memorial.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission and DPAA
In late November 1950, Hall was a member of Headquarters Battery, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. On Nov. 29, Hall's unit received orders to move from Kunu-ri to Sunchon, North Korea. The division received reports that the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) had set up fireblocks on several roads, including their planned withdrawal route. The division organized a movement into convoys, with Hall in the eighth convoy. Hall's battalion began their withdrawal route through an area known as "The Gauntlet." Hall was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950, in the vicinity of Somindong, North Korea.

Source: DPAA
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