Wolfe, Melvin, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 31st Regimental Combat Team - Task Force Faith
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Sergeant


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Wolfe, Melvin, Sgt.
 
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord USA - Republic of Korea (ROK) Combined Forces Command


 Unofficial Badges 

Order Of The Bayonet


 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2013, Korean War Fallen


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Missing in Action from Dec 12 1950 to Sep 25 2013
   
Other Comments:
THE ORDER OF THE BAYONET WAS AWARDED TO THOSE 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION PERSONNEL WHO WERE IN THE INCHON LANDING OPERATRIONS IN SOUTH KOREA ON 
SEPTEMBER 10-19 1950. BAYONET WAS THE CODE WORD FOR THOSE LANDINGS.

   


Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. "Chosin" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Korean name, "Changjin". The UN forces relied on Japanese language maps dating from their occupation of Korea which had only ended five years earlier at the conclusion of World War II. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army 9th Army infiltrated the northeastern part of North Korea.

On 27 November, the Chinese 9th Army surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17 day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December 1950, 30,000 United Nations troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by approximately 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nonetheless able to make a fighting withdrawal and broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. While the battle resulted in the Chinese pushing the UN out of North Korea, it was a Pyrrhic victory. The evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Sep 27, 2013
   
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My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  134 Also There at This Battle:
  • Blosser, Jackey Dale, Cpl, (1950-1953)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • FURLA, AUGUST, CPT, (1943-1953)
  • Harris, Richard E., LTC, (1948-1969)
  • Huff Jr., Clarence, Cpl
  • Kidd, Elmer Claude, Cpl, (1948-1950)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Prentice, Herbert, Cpl, (1944-1953)
  • Reimer, Francis John, Cpl, (1950-1953)
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