Aaron, John, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 4745, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 29th Infantry
Service Years
1945 - 1950

Private First Class

One Service Stripe

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
High Shoals, GA

Casualty Date
Jul 27, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
High Shoals Cem., Oconee, GA

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran Gold Star

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Battle Monuments CommissionKorean War Fallen
  1950, American Battle Monuments Commission1
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1945, Basic Training (Fort Oglethorpe, GA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
9th Infantry Division47th Infantry5th Infantry Division21st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (AW)
3rd Battalion, 29th Infantry24th Infantry Division29th Regimental Combat Team
  1945-1947, 60, 9th Infantry Division
  1945-1947, 60, HHC, 47th Infantry
  1947-1948, Break in Service
  1948-1949, 745, 5th Infantry Division
  1948-1949, 745, 21st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion (AW)
  1949-1950, 4745, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 29th Infantry
  1949-1950, 4745, 24th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 4745, 29th Regimental Combat Team
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1945-1946 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1949-1950 US Occupation of Japan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PFC Aaron was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, and later the 29th Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy along the southwest of the Pusan Perimeter near Hadong, South Korea on July 27, 1950.

He enlisted during WWII on 13 July 1945 to 16 Jan 1947, serving in occupied Germany.  
After a short break, he re-enlisted on 23 Nov 1948.

PFC Aaron is the first name to be put the Korean War Memorial
The National Park Service and the memorial’s foundation announced Monday that the wall will include the names of 36,574 Americans and more than 7,200 Koreans, who served as advisers and interpreters in what was called the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA).

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