Harris, Jack M., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
12B10-Combat Engineer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 12B10, 18th Engineer Brigade
Service Years
1947 - 1967

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
El Cajon, CA
Last Address
El Cajon, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 14, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Memorial Park - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 026

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Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
Start Year
1951
End Year
1952

Description
As 1951 drew to a close, a lull had settled over the battlefield. Fighting tapered off to a routine of patrol clashes, raids, and bitter small-unit struggles for key outpost positions. The lull resulted from Ridgway's decision to halt offensive operations in Korea, because the cost of major assaults on the enemy's defenses would be more than the results could justify. Furthermore, the possibility of an armistice agreement emerging from the recently reopened talks ruled out the mounting of any large-scale offensive by either side. On 21 November Ridgway ordered the Eighth Army to cease offensive operations and begin an active defense of its front. Attacks were limited to those necessary to strengthen the main line of resistance and to establish an adequate outpost line.

In the third week of December the U.S. 45th Division, the first National Guard division to fight in Korea, replaced the 1st Cavalry Division in the I Corps sector north of Seoul. The 1st Cavalry Division returned to Japan.

In the air, U.N. bombers and fighter-bombers continued the interdiction campaign (Operation STRANGLE, which the Far East Air Forces had begun on 15 August 1951) against railroad tracks, bridges, and highway traffic. At sea, naval units of nine nations tightened their blockade around the coastline of North Korea. Carrier-based planes blasted railroads, bridges, and boxcars, and destroyers bombarded enemy gun emplacements and supply depots. On the ground, the 155-mile front remained generally quiet in the opening days of 1952. Later in January the Eighth Army opened a month-long artillery-air campaign against enemy positions, which forced the enemy to dig in deeply. During March and April Van Fleet shifted his units along the front to give the ROK Army a greater share in defending the battle line and to concentrate American fire power in the vulnerable western sector.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1951
To Year
1952
 
Last Updated:
Oct 21, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  272 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbate, Vincent, PFC, (1952-1954)
  • Adomaitis, Antonas, T/Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Carter, Richard, Sgt, (1951-1952)
  • Cobb, Bernard R., LTC, (1948-1970)
  • De Weese, William, PFC, (1951-1953)
  • Dick, Vernon E, SFC, (1951-1953)
  • Douglass, Robert, Cpl, (1950-1952)
  • Guidry, Lester, Sgt, (1947-1951)
  • Hasenoehrl, Frederick, Cpl, (1951-1952)
  • Linton, Elton, Sgt, (1948-1952)
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