Burchfield, Riley, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1812-Heavy Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 1812, D Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry (African-American)
Service Years
1946 - 1951

Sergeant First Class

One Service Stripe

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 28, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 4

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen4
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
24th Infantry 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1951, 1812, D Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry (African-American)
  1950-1951, 1812, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Battle of Hagaru-ri
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant First Class Burchfield was a member of D Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on September 22, 1950 and returned to duty on October 1, 1950. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 26, 1950 and died while a prisoner on February 28, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His remains were identified and accounted for on September 3, 2019.

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