Wirrick, Samuel, 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
1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Corporal



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Lancaster

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 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

 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
Carbine

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Basic Training (Camp Picket, VA), A/1
 Unit Assignments
Army Garrisons2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment2nd Infantry Division
  1949-1950, 4745, HQ Troops, Camp Pickett, VA
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1950, 4745, 2nd Infantry Division
 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)/The Iwon Landings
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Corporal Samuel Wirrick was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Kujang, North Korea on November 27, 1950 during the "Battle for Kunu-ri". He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.

Wirrick was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. His unit came under heavy attack from Chinese forces near the Chongchon River in North Korea in late November 1950.

   
Comments/Citation
Corporal Samuel Wirrick 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. 

He signed up for service in 1949 — when he was only 17. He just wanted to go, because he lied about his age,""He was only 17 when he went in and a little over 18 when he died."

As a teen, Wirrick was a skilled outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, an older brother remembers. When he had spare money, he would walk a few blocks to the old Strand Theater on Manor Street for the matinees.

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

MOS 4745
SN RA13301563
   
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