Dorser, Jimmie, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Corporal



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Springfield

Casualty Date
Dec 03, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 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

 
 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  2003-2003, 4745, 7th Infantry Division
  2003-2003, 4745, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Jimmie Leonard Dorser was a member of I Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (organized into the 31st Regimental Combat Team). The RCT was engaged against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces along the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea from Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 1950. The unit was forced to retreat to the south and many men were reported missing in action under the intense enemy fire.

Corporal Jimmie Leonard Dorser was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea on December 3, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.

We can start this story in November 1950, when Army Pfc. Dorser, an 18-year-old infantryman from Springfield, Mo., assigned to the 31st Regimental Combat Team, was part of a seemingly victorious American army marching north toward the Yalu River, driving a defeated North Korean army before it. Everybody thought they'd be home by Christmas.  But the American high command didn't know that hundreds of thousands of Red Chinese soldiers had slipped across the border into North Korea. In overwhelming numbers, and amid sub-zero temperatures, the Chinese fell upon the American soldiers and Marines near the Chosin Reservoir and elsewhere.

   
Comments/Citation
Corporal Dorser was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Presidential Unit Citation, 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 will be buried tomorrow February 17, 2007 at El Toro Memorial Park  in Lake Forest, Calif.

MOS 4745
SN RA17273736 
   
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