Imrie, Robert, Cpl

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Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1945 - 1950


One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
N/AKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Legion Of ValorMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Legion Of Valor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Submachine Gun

 Unit Assignments
Army GarrisonsArmy Garrison Okinawa2nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1945-1946, 745, HQ Troops, Camp Pickett, VA
  1947-1949, 4745, Army Garrison Okinawa
  1949-1950, 4745, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  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)/The Iwon Landings
  1950-1953 Korean War
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Last Known Activity
Corporal Robert Kingwel Imrie was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy during the Battle of Kunu-ri, North Korea  (CHONGCHON RIVER - YONG BONG DONG - KUJANG) on November 27, 1950.
For his leadership and valor, Corporal Robert Kingwel Imrie was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, 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. The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to Corporal Robert K. Imrie, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division, on November 27, 1950, near Yong Bong Dong, Korea. 

The platoon of which Corporal Imrie was a member of a platoon that was ordered to retake a hill which the enemy had seized during the operations of the previous night.

On approaching the crest of the hill the platoon was subjected to intense machine-gun crossfire and the advance was halted. Corporal Imrie, aware of the possible annihilation of the entire platoon by the deadly machine-gun fire, single-handedly charged the machine-gun position on the right flank, completely disregarding his personal safety, and continually fired his automatic weapon until he had neutralized the position. After neutralizing the right flank machine-gun, he was hit by a burst of fire from the machine-gun on the left flank and mortally wounded.

His gallant and intrepid actions had diverted the enemy machine-gun fire from his platoon, thereby saving his comrades from annihilation and enabling them to eliminate the one remaining machine-gun position and secure the objective. In his last letter home to his mother, dated a week before his death, Corporal Imrie said he also had been awarded the Bronze Star and Silver Star for his efforts in earlier actions. He had been in Korea for about four months at the time of his death at the age of 23.

Corporal Imrie attended Stetson High School, the forerunner of the current Randolph High School. He enlisted in the Army in July 1945, near the end of the World War II, and was discharged in 1948. He later re-enlisted, spending 16 months in Okinawa before going to Korea.

He will be laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery in October 2007.

MOS 4745
SN RA31502963



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