Woodworth, Richard Arthur, M/Sgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1821-Supply Sergeant, Unit
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 1821, B Battery, 15th Field Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1945 - 1951

Master Sergeant

Two Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Los Angeles

Casualty Date
May 31, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen3

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US Occupation of Japan
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The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. Unlike in the occupation of Germany, the Soviet Union was allowed little to no influence over Japan. This foreign presence marked the only time in Japan's history that it had been occupied by a foreign power. It transformed the country into a parliamentary democracy that recalled "New Deal" priorities of the 1930s politics by Roosevelt. The occupation, codenamed Operation Blacklist, was ended by the San Francisco Peace Treaty, signed on September 8, 1951, and effective from April 28, 1952, after which Japan's sovereignty – with the exception, until 1972, of the Ryukyu Islands – was fully restored.

According to John Dower, in his book Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, the factors behind the success of the occupation were:

    Discipline, moral legitimacy, well-defined and well-articulated objectives, a clear chain of command, tolerance and flexibility in policy formulation and implementation, confidence in the ability of the state to act constructively, the ability to operate abroad free of partisan politics back home, and the existence of a stable, resilient, sophisticated civil society on the receiving end of occupation policies – these political and civic virtues helped make it possible to move decisively during the brief window of a few years when defeated Japan itself was in flux and most receptive to radical change.
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  44 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Bennett, Fred, PFC, (1947-1950)
  • Ely, William Jonas, LTG, (1933-1966)
  • Konitzer, Andrew Bernard, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Niblo, Urban, BG, (1918-1955)
  • Nold, George, MG, (1917-1955)
  • Partridge, Frank, MG, (1917-1953)
  • Randle, Edwin, BG, (1917-1948)
  • Roper, Harry, MG, (1923-1955)
  • Sheetz, Josef, BG, (1914-1950)
  • Smith Sr., Kenneth, T/5, (1945-1946)
  • Smith, Albert, MG, (1917-1955)
  • Smith, Edward, BG, (1918-1946)
  • Stokes, Jr., John, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Sturgis, Jr., Samuel, LTG, (1918-1956)
  • Swartz, Charles, BG, (1920-1957)
  • Tansey, Patrick, MG, (1918-1953)
  • Thorpe, Elliott, BG, (1918-1950)
  • Wallace, Fred, MG, (1910-1946)
  • Yingling, Harry Leroy, T/4, (1944-1946)
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