Cooke, Leon Othello, PFC

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
44 kb
View Time Line
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


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

1233 kb

Home State
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Year of Birth
1931
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ John Moore (SaberAlpha 10) to remember Cooke, Leon Othello, Pfc.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
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

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 



 Photo Album   (More...



Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
Start Year
1951
End Year
1951

Description
On 23 June 1951 Jacob Malik, Deputy Foreign Minister of the U.S.S.R., made a statement in a recorded broadcast in New York implying Chinese and North Korean willingness to discuss armistice terms to end the Korean War. When Communist China indicated that it also desired peace, President Truman authorized General Ridgway to arrange for an armistice conference with the North Korean commander. Both aides agreed to begin negotiations at Kaesong on 10 July 1951. The chief delegate for the U.N. at the conference was Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy. The enemy delegation was led by Lt. Gen. Nam Il.

It was agreed at the first meeting that military operations would continue until an armistice agreement was signed. However, neither aide was willing to start any large-scale offensive while peace talks were in progress. U.N. military action in this period was limited to combat patrolling, artillery and air bombardment, and the repulsing of enemy attacks.

In August of 1951 the strength of all U.N. ground forces under Eighth Army command totaled 549,224. This included 248,320 U.S. ground troops, Army and Marines, 268,320 in the ROK Army, and 32,874 in the ground units of the seventeen other United Nations.

Truce negotiations were broken off by the Communists on 22 August. Van Fleet then launched a series of limited-objective attacks to improve the Eighth Army's defensive positions. The U.S. X and ROK I Corps in east-central Korea fought for terrain objectives five to seven miles above Line KANSAS, among them Bloody and Heartbreak Ridges, to drive enemy forces from positions that favored an attack on Line KANSAS. By the last week in October these objectives had been secured.

Along the western portion of the front, action in September was characterized by local attacks, counterattacks, and combat patrols. By 12 October five divisions of the I Corps had advanced the front three to four miles to a new Line JAMESTOWN to protect the Ch'orwon-Seoul railroad. The IX Corps followed with aggressive patrolling toward Kumsong. On 21 October it seized the commanding heights just south of the city.

On 25 October armistice negotiations were resumed at the new site of Panmunjom.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1951
To Year
1951
 
Last Updated:
Jul 9, 2011
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  419 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adomaitis, Antonas, T/Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Borchik, Melvin, Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • DE CASAS, GEORGE, PFC, (1951-1954)
  • Farrington, Allen, Cpl, (1952-1954)
  • Guidry, Lester, Sgt, (1947-1951)
  • Hanna, Robert, SFC, (1951-1952)
  • Herbert, Anthony, LTC, (1947-1972)
  • Kimbrough, David, Jr., Cpl, (1950-1951)
  • Linton, Elton, Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Martin, Joseph, 1SG, (1946-1967)
  • McQuerry, Charles, CSM, (1943-1983)
  • Miyamura, Hiroshi, S/Sgt, (1944-1953)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011