Futch, James Thurman, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
5356-Laborer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1952, 5356, 840th Engineer Aviation Battalion/A Company
Service Years
1951 - 1952

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
Detroit, MI

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1952
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sect 33, 9422

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Engineer Shoulder Cord


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Korean War Fallen
  2013, Korean War Fallen



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:
Aug 25, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  268 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)
  • Linton, Elton, Sgt, (1948-1952)
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