Faith, Don Carlos, Jr., LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1542, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1941 - 1950

Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, Indiana
Last Address
Vicinity Hagaru-ri, Korea

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 4, Lot 3016

 Official Badges 

82nd Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
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Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. "Chosin" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Korean name, "Changjin". The UN forces relied on Japanese language maps dating from their occupation of Korea which had only ended five years earlier at the conclusion of World War II. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army 9th Army infiltrated the northeastern part of North Korea.

On 27 November, the Chinese 9th Army surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17 day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December 1950, 30,000 United Nations troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by approximately 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nonetheless able to make a fighting withdrawal and broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. While the battle resulted in the Chinese pushing the UN out of North Korea, it was a Pyrrhic victory. The evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Sep 15, 2009
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  114 Also There at This Battle:
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • FURLA, AUGUST, CPT, (1943-1953)
  • Harris, Richard E., LTC, (1948-1969)
  • Huff Jr., Clarence, Cpl
  • Kidd, Elmer Claude, Cpl, (1948-1950)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Prentice, Herbert, Cpl, (1944-1953)
  • Reimer, Francis John, Cpl, (1950-1953)
  • Schoenmann, Glenn Shely, PFC, (1949-1950)
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