Barnes, Len, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, POW/MIA
Service Years
1946 - 1950

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Winston Salem, NC
Last Address
Burke, GA

Casualty Date
Mar 31, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 33, Grave 3590

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2013, Korean War Fallen



Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Eighth Army began its offensive northward on 16 September. The ROK I and II Corps were in position on the north side of the perimeter. The U.S. I Corps, composed to the 1st Cavalry Division, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, the 24th Division, and the 1st ROK Division, was on the Taegu front. The remainder of the Eighth Army, positioned along the Naktong, included the U.S. 2d and 25th Divisions and attached ROK units. Progress was limited at first, but as the portent of the converging attacks became clear to the North Koreans, they fled north with heavy losses in men and materiel. Elements of the 7th Division (X Corps) and the 1st Cavalry Division (Eighth Army) made contact late on 26 September just south of Suwon, thus effecting a juncture of U.N. forces. Organized enemy resistance continued in the Eighth Army sector until the last days of September. Although large numbers of enemy troops escaped through the eastern mountains, more than 100,000 prisoners were captured during this period; by 30 September the North Korean Army had ceased to exist as an organized force below the 38th parallel. However, remnants of the army, fighting as guerrillas, continued to pose a considerable threat to the security of the U.N. forces.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Jul 7, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  107 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barnes, John, T/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Blue, Albert, SFC, (1949-1960)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Crary, William Burton, 1LT, (1940-1950)
  • Donovan, George Thomas, M/Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Eaton, Ivan, Cpl, (1950-1954)
  • Foster, Donald
  • Herbert, Anthony, LTC, (1947-1972)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Moore, Mel, Cpl, (1949-1952)
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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