Boody, Clem, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4641-Telephone Operator, Field
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 4641, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Service Years
1944 - 1950

Corporal


Two Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Otterville

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
N/AArmy Engineer Association (AEA)Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Military Order of the Purple Heart
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2008, Army Engineer Association (AEA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Basic Training (Camp Picket, VA), A/11
 Unit Assignments
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)1st Cavalry Division3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
  1945-1948, 238, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  1948-1950, 4641, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
  2003-2003, 4641, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for Manila
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for Recapture of Bataan
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for the Recapture of Corregidor
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Clem Robert Boody was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Korea on November 2, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. 

In November 1950, Boody was assigned to Headquarters Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division then occupying a defensive position near Unsan, North Korea north of a bend in the Kuryong River known as the Camel's Head. On Nov. 1, parts of two Chinese Communist Divisions struck the 1st Cavalry Division's lines, collapsing the perimeter and forcing a withdrawal. Boody was reported missing on Nov. 2, 1950

   
Comments/Citation
Clem served two tours with the army. He enlisted in the Army on October 28, 1944 serving in the Philippines and the Pacific Theater during World War Two. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers and held the rank of Tecnition 5th Grade. He was honorably discharge on November 05, 1945. Then enlisted in the Reserves on November 06, 1945 In July of 1948 he was actovated in to the Regular Army.

Corporal Clem Robert Boody was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 

Burial:: Wilson Cemetery Independence, Buchanan County Iowa, USA

MOS 4641
SN RA37777379  
   
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