Becker, Clarence Robert, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4345-Light Truck Driver
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1951, 4345, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Corporal



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lancaster
Last Address
Lancaster

Casualty Date
May 20, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery - Annville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: sec 35, site 82

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
  1949-1951, 4345, 2nd Infantry Division
  1949-1951, 4345, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Battle of Pakchon
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Clarence Becker, age 19,  was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

On 1 December 1950, Cpl. Becker went missing in action when the convoy of trucks in which he was riding was ambushed south of Kunuri, North Korea. He was captured and taken prisoner. 

U.S. servicemen who were held in captivity with Becker said he died in the North Korean Pyoktong POW Camp 5 around May 1951 from malnutrition and disease. He was buried near the camp. 
 
Following the Armistice, the Chinese Army exhumed remains from several POW camp cemeteries and repatriated them in 1954 to the United Nations forces during Operation Glory. Becker’s remains could not be identified at the time and were subsequently buried as unknown remains at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.   

His remains were exhumed in 2005 and dentified 6 February 2007.  He was then interred in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
   
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