Tye, Jack, T/Sgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 1812, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Technical Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Harlan County

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1950
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
N/AKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Military Order of the Purple HeartGeneral
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 1812, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
  2003-2003, 1812, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Comments: Sergeant First Class Tye was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on September 20, 1950 and returned to duty on September 25, 1950. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, (CHONGCHON RIVER)  North Korea on November 27, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 31, 1951

A member of the 2nd Infantry Division advancing north of Kunu-ri, North Korea. On Nov. 25, the Chinese Army counterattacked the Americans in what would become known as the Battle of the Chong Chon (River). This combat was some of the fiercest of the war, and the 2nd Division initiated a fighting withdrawal to the south. Tye was captured by Chinese forces during the intense enemy fire, and subsequently died while in captivity from malnutrition and medical neglect.  

Tye will be buried Monday in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.

MOS 2745
SN RA15230691

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