Williams, Lawrence J., Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 4745, 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
Service Years
1950 - 1951


Ranger
Private


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 14, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen1

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   1950-1951, 4745, 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)

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From Month/Year
December / 1950
To Month/Year
January / 1951
Unit
2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) Unit Page
Rank
Private
MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Korea, South
 
 
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 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) Details

2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) was a Ranger light infantry company of the United States Army active during the Korean War. As a small special forces unit, it specialized in irregular warfare. A segregated unit, all of its personnel, including its officers, were African-Americans. Activated and trained as a successor organization to the 2nd Ranger Battalion from World War II, the 2nd Ranger Company was formed and trained extensively in airborne warfare. Deployed to South Korea in December 1950, the company quickly adopted the motto of "Buffalo Rangers" and worked extensively as a scouting force for the U.S. 7th Infantry Division. In this role, the company undertook several major operations against the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, including Operation Tomahawk in early 1951. Even though racial politics often resulted in the company receiving untrained replacements, it performed well in many small-scale engagements during this time. In the summer of 1951, the company was employed along the front line as an advance force to push back Chinese attacks as the front lines became more static. The company was highly regarded for its actions capturing and holding Hill 581 during the Battle of the Soyang River, in which the company inflicted hundreds of casualties on the Chinese without a single Ranger being killed. Disbanded in August 1951 along with all the other Ranger companies, the unit's soldiers accrued several awards in its 10-month existence. These included four campaign streamers, nine Silver Star Medals and over 100 Purple Heart Medals. Subsequent research has focused on the economy of force of how the Rangers were employed and how their performance was impacted by the racist policies of their time.
Type
Airborne Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
Korean War Ranger Companies
Strength
Company
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

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2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)

Van Dunk, William G., PFC, (1948-1951) IN 4745 Private First Class
Anderson, Babe Ruth, MSG, (1945-1967) IN 1745 Sergeant

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