Cooke, Leon Othello, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 4745, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1948 - 1952

Private First Class


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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of the Imjin River
Start Year
1951
End Year
1951

Description
The Battle of the Imjin River, also known as the Battles of Solma-ri or Battle of Gloster Hill in South Korea, or as Battle of Xuemali, took place 22–25 April 1951 during the Korean War. Troops from the Chinese People's Volunteer Army attacked United Nations (UN) positions on the lower Imjin River in an attempt to achieve a breakthrough and recapture the South Korean capital Seoul. The attack was part of the Chinese Fifth Phase Campaign, also known as the Chinese Spring Offensive, the aim of which was to regain the initiative on the battlefield after a successful UN counter-offensive in March 1951 had allowed UN forces to establish themselves beyond the 38th parallel at Line Kansas.

The section of the UN line where the battle took place was defended primarily by British forces of the 29th Infantry Brigade, consisting of three British and one Belgian infantry battalions (Belgian United Nations Command) supported by tanks and artillery. Despite facing a greatly superior enemy numerically, the brigade held its general positions for three days. When the units of the 29th Infantry Brigade were ultimately forced to fall back, their actions in the Battle of the Imjin River together with those of other UN forces, for example in the Battle of Kapyong, had blunted the impetus of the Chinese offensive and allowed UN forces to retreat to prepared defensive positions north of Seoul, where the Chinese were halted.
   
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From Year
1951
To Year
1951
 
Last Updated:
Jul 9, 2011
   
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  45 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Healy, Michael D., MG, (1945-1981)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Powell, Raymond
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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