Clark, Gene, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
4055-General Clerk
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4055, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1950


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Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Korea, North
Korean War
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Military Order of the Purple Heart
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division
  1950-1950, 4055, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
  1950-1950, 4055, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Osan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 In September 1950, Clark was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division then occupying a defensive position along the Nammyon River near a bend known as the “Camel’s Head.” On Nov. 1, 1950, parts of two Chinese Communist divisions struck the 1st Cavalry Division’s lines, collapsing the perimeter and forcing a withdrawal. Clark was reported missing on Nov. 2, 1950, and was one of the more than 350 servicemen unaccounted-for from the battle at Unsan.
            Between 1991-94, North Korea turned over to the United States 208 boxes of remains believed to contain the remains of 200-400 U.S. servicemen.  Among several boxes turned over in 1993, one contained a dog tag for Clark, and the accompanying North Korean documents indicated that the remains were exhumed near Chonsung-Ri, Unsan County, North Pyongan Province. This location correlates with where Clark’s unit fought during the battle at Unsan.

3d, was hit early in the morning of 2 November with the same "human wave" assaults of bugle-blowing Chinese. In the confusion, one company-size Chinese element was mistaken for South Koreans and allowed to pass a critical bridge near the battalion command post (CP). Once over the bridge, the enemy commander blew his bugle, and the Chinese, throwing satchel charges and grenades, overran the CP.
He will be buried June 28, 2008 in Muncie. 

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