O'Brian, Edward, Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1950 - 1950

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Omaha

Casualty Date
Nov 28, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartN/AGeneralNon Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  1950, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]
  1950, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In late November 1950, O’Brien was assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, then deployed north of the Chongchon River, along the main road running south out of Unsan, North Korea. On Nov. 26, the Chinese army struck the U.S. and Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) forces during the Battle of the Chongchon River. As a result, U.S. and R.O.K. forces, including the 35th Regiment, were forced to withdraw to the south. O’Brien was last seen when opposing forces overran his company’s position about 10 miles southwest of Unsan.

In 1998, a joint U.S./Democratic People’s Republic of Korea team, led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), excavated a site containing the remains of a U.S. soldier who died south of Unsan in the general vicinity where O’Brien was last seen. The team found human remains and two military identification tags with O’Brien’s name on them.
   
Comments/Citation
He will be buried July 2, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minn. 

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