Willey, Alden Bertram, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1952 - 1966


Special Forces
Sergeant First Class


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Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Campton
Last Address
Campton

Casualty Date
Mar 27, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 055

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Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Battle of the Hook
Start Year
1952
End Year
1952

Description
The Chinese forces charged the forward British positions once the bombardment ceased. The Dukes were outnumbered by 5 to 1. The fighting that ensued was bloody and akin to the battles that the 'Dukes' had fought during World War I. Artillery shells rained down on the Hook, from both the Chinese and UN forces. The Chinese launched a second attack but were cut down by heavy artillery fire from UN forces. Further attacks occurred during the day, but all were defeated in heavy fighting.
Successive Chinese assaults on the Hook position defended by the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment on the night of 28 May 1953. The fourth Chinese assault on the right flank of 1 battalion, the Duke of Wellington's was repulsed by the 1st Battalion, The King's Regiment, with the aid of artillery support.

Just 30 minutes into 29 May, the Chinese forces launched another attack, but they were again beaten back. The Dukes began advancing up the line of the original trenches to dislodge the remaining Chinese forces in the forward trenches. The 'Dukes' secured the Hook at 03:30. For their action they were awarded the Battle Honour "The Hook"
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1952
To Year
1952
 
Last Updated:
May 2, 2017
   
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