Chinn, Leonard Kelsey, M/Sgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
1824-Mess Steward
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 1824, D Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1940 - 1951

Master Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Harmony
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Silver Creek Cemetery - Silver Creek, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 4

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen8
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
81st Infantry Division2nd Infantry Division2nd Engineer Battalion
  1944-1946, 745, 81st Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 1824, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 1824, D Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1946 US Occupation of Japan
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Master Sgt. Leonard K. Chinn was a member of Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat 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 April 30, 1951. His remains were not recovered at the time. Through the work of the Defense Department of Defense, the remains of Master Sgt. Chinn were accounted for on July 17, 2018. His name is permanently inscribed in the "Courts of the Missing" (Court 4) at the Honolulu Memorial.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission & Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
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