Buell, Floyd, SFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B10, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
Service Years
1951 - 1971

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1932
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Buell, Floyd, SFC USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Hamilton
Last Address
Henderson Nevada

Date of Passing
Dec 15, 2014
 
Location of Interment
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Boulder City, Nevada
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) U.S. Army Vietnam US Army Retired

7th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Order Of The Bayonet Warriors Medal Of Valor Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorChapter 12Military Order of the Purple Heart
  2014, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2014, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 12 (Quartermaster) (Henderson, Nevada) - Chap. Page
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
11G50  Infantry Senior Sergeant  Sergeant First Class  US Army Retired  20 Years of Service  and two Wars.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   


Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
Start Year
1952
End Year
1952

Description
In May the enemy became bolder, increasing his probing attacks and patrols, intensifying his artillery fire, and aggressively interrupting U.N. patrols. In May 1952 an estimated total of 102,000 artillery and mortar rounds fell in Eighth Army positions.

As a result of increased Chinese ground action in the 45th Division sector, the division planned an operation to establish eleven patrol bases across its front. Operation COUNTER began on 6 June. By the 7th, ten of the eleven objectives had been taken. The last one (Hi11 191, eight miles west of Ch'orwon) was captured after a 48-hour battle on 14 June. The Chinese immediately launched counterattacks along the entire division front, climaxing their efforts on the night of 28-29 June with an unsuccessful 4-hour attack. The division sustained over 1,000 casualties during the month of June; Chinese losses were estimated at more than 5,000.

Throughout the first half of 1952, the U.N. forces waged a. war of containment. The frontline soldier, meanwhile, hoped that the armistice negotiators would soon reach an agreement.

As the Korean War went into its third year, in June 1952, the deadlock continued. July began with a series of small-scale attacks by both sides. Torrential rains restricted activity in the last week of July and through most of August. For some time the enemy had gradually increased the volume of mortar and artillery fire in support of his attacks, and in September fired a total of 45,000 rounds against the Eighth Army's front.

During the summer of 1952 the air war over Korea intensified. In addition to striking at supply centers, troop concentrations, power plants, factories, and rail and road networks, U.N. aircraft rendered valuable assistance to frontline troops by bombing, or searing with napalm, enemy bunkers, trenches, gun positions, and communications lines. On 29 August the largest U.N. air raid of the Korean War was carried out on P'yongyang, the North Korean capital. During the month of September alone the U.S. Fifth Air Force shot down 64 MIG-15's at a cost of seven Sabrejets.

A series of enemy attacks in October 1952 produced some of the heaviest fighting in more than a year. Most of it centered around two key heights, Hills 281 and 395, northwest of Ch'orwon. The attacks were opened on 6 October with the largest volume of mortar and artillery fire received by the Eighth Army during the war. By 15 October the disputed ground was held firmly by U.N. forces, and the enemy withdrew. Over 2,000 Chinese dead were counted on these two hills after the 10-day battle.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1952
To Year
1952
 
Last Updated:
Dec 20, 2014
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  395 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbate, Vincent, PFC, (1952-1954)
  • Acree, Jim, PFC, (1951-1953)
  • Adomaitis, Antonas, T/Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Beckwith, John, S/Sgt, (1952-1953)
  • Breidenstein, Leroy, Pvt, (1951-1953)
  • Castagna, Kay
  • Cobb, Bernard R., LTC, (1948-1970)
  • Dick, Vernon E, SFC, (1951-1953)
  • Grange, David E., Jr., LTG, (1943-1984)
  • Guidry, Lester, Sgt, (1947-1951)
  • Hawley, Lendell, PFC, (1951-1953)
  • Linton, Elton, Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Martin, Joseph, 1SG, (1946-1967)
  • McCall, James Edward, SFC, (1944-1966)
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