Befford, Ernest, 1SG

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1954-1955, 4745, 77th Special Forces Group
Service Years
1950 - 1972
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Cold War Certificate

Special Forces
First Sergeant

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Home Town
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Born in Ware, MA
Died in Selma, AL

Date of Passing
Apr 05, 2007
Location of Interment
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Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

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Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Battle of Pork Chop Hill
From Month/Year
March / 1953
To Month/Year
March / 1953

The Battle of Pork Chop Hill comprises a pair of related Korean War infantry battles during the spring and summer of 1953. These were fought while the U.S. and the Communist Chinese and Koreans negotiated an armistice. In the U.S., they were controversial because of the many soldiers killed for terrain of no strategic or tactical value, although the Chinese lost many times the number of US soldiers killed and wounded. The first battle was described in the eponymous history Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, Korea, Spring 1953, by S.L.A. Marshall, from which the film Pork Chop Hill was drawn.

The United Nations, primarily supported by the United States, won the first battle when the Chinese broke contact and withdrew after two days of fighting. The second battle involved many more troops on both sides and was bitterly contested for five days before United Nations Command conceded the hill to the Chinese forces by withdrawing behind the main battle line.             
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1953
To Month/Year
March / 1953
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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People You Remember
Served under 1st Lt. Richard T. Shea, Jr, Medal of Honor Recipient.

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  32 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bertoli, Richard, Cpl, (1952-1954)
  • Borseth, David, 1SG, (1952-1973)
  • Harvey, George, PFC, (1952-1955)
  • Haught, John Lee, Cpl, (1946-1954)
  • McClelland, Clifford, SFC, (1948-1968)
  • Moore, Harold, LTG, (1945-1977)
  • Roberts, Joseph, PFC, (1951-1953)
  • Seal, Byron, S/Sgt, (1951-1954)
  • Silbergleit, Marc
  • Smith, Bobby, Cpl, (1952-1954)
  • Thompson, Christopher, SSG, (1951-1959)
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