Justus, Elden Charles, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
5704-Fire Direction and Liaison Operator
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 5704, HHB, 57th Field Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1945 - 1953

Sergeant First Class

Two Service Stripes

Thirteen Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hoopa, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 06, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section MA, Site 49

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen8
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division57th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1953, 5704, 7th Infantry Division
  1950-1953, 5704, HHB, 57th Field Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1946-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In late November 1950, Justus was a member of Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when it was engaged by overwhelming numbers of Chinese forces. By December 6, the U.S. Army evacuated approximately 1,500 wounded service members; the remaining soldiers had been either captured or killed in enemy territory. When Justus could not be accounted for by his unit at the end of the battle; he was reported missing in action as of Dec. 6, 1950. He was accounted for on April 16, 2019.

Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).
Not Specified
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