Trent, Donald, Sgt

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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, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Sergeant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Crab Orchard

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 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 




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
N/AKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Military Order of the Purple Heart
  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


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Submachine Gun

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Basic Training (Fort Knox, KY), A/1
 Unit Assignments
Army Garrison Fort Lewis, WA2nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1949-1950, 4745, Army Garrison Fort Lewis, WA
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
 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 Taejon
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Donald Clarence Trent was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on September 1, 1950 and returned to duty on September 23, 1950. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea (CHONGCHON RIVER) on November 27, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 31, 1951. "See Below"
In late November 1950 the 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, then operating south of the Chongchon River in North Korea.Their regiment's positions came under heavy attack by Chinese forces and the 2nd Battalion was forced to withdraw to positions near the town of Kujang.On Nov. 27.

SERGEANT DONALD CLARENCE TRENT WAS SENT TO KOREA IN JUNE 1950. WOUNDED IN SEPTEMBER, 1950 BUT RETURNED TO THE FRONT LINE AFTER RECOVERING FROM HIS WOUNDS. REPORTED MIA ON NOVEMBER 27, 1950. 

Sergeant Donald Clarence Trent had not been a prisoner of war as originally reported in 1950. The team’s report has concluded Trent was killed in action on or about November 27, 1950, and buried by the enemy in a mass grave following the battle.
   
Comments/Citation
Sergeant Donald Clarence Trent was awarded the Purple Heart with palm, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, 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. 

He attended Woodrow Wilson High School, but left school early to join the Army. His was among the first American units sent to defend South Korea when North Korean communist forces invaded in 1950.

Sergeant Donald Clarence Trent woll be buried at Arlington National Cemetery following an October 9, 2007, ceremony. 

Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky 1949 then he was transferred to Fort Lewis, Wash., and then to Korea. He arrived in Korea in July.  he enlisted at 17  he told Army officials he was 18 years old, and they took him at his word,

MOS 4745
SN RA15272715
   
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