Greer, Edward, 1SG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
55D-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1975, 55D, 8th Army, Korea (EUSA)/Korean Support Command
Service Years
1951 - 1975
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

First Sergeant


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Seven Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Last Address
Smithfield, North Carolina

Date of Passing
Nov 27, 2016
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) EOD


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Ordnance Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary


 Military Association Memberships
North Carolina State CouncilVietnam EOD Veterans AssociationNational EOD Association (NATEODA).  The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
American Legion Barstow ChapterKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Post 5886, Stevens-Barbour Post
Voiture 1517
  1988, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), North Carolina State Council (Life Member) (West End, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1990, Vietnam EOD Veterans Association
  1990, National EOD Association (NATEODA).
  1992, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  2000, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Barstow Chapter (Member) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5886, Stevens-Barbour Post (Member) (Smithfield, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Forty & Eight, Voiture 1517 (Sergeant At Arms) (North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Officer of the American Legion Post, Smithfield, North Carolina.
   
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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Tributes from Members  
Obituary for 1ST Edward Greer posted by QM Bucy, Darrell, SFC 410
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Korean War
Start Year
1950
End Year
1953

Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance.

Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910 until the closing days of World War II. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, as a result of an agreement with the United States, and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel. U.S. forces subsequently moved into the south. By 1948, as a product of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, Korea was split into two regions, with separate governments. Both governments claimed to be the legitimate government of all of Korea, and neither side accepted the border as permanent. The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—moved into the south on 25 June 1950. On that day, the United Nations Security Council recognized this North Korean act as invasion and called for an immediate ceasefire. On 27 June, the Security Council adopted S/RES/83: Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea and decided the formation and dispatch of the UN Forces in Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force, with the United States providing 88% of the UN's military personnel.

After the first two months of the conflict, South Korean forces were on the point of defeat, forced back to the Pusan Perimeter. In September 1950, an amphibious UN counter-offensive was launched at Inchon, and cut off many of the North Korean troops. Those that escaped envelopment and capture were rapidly forced back north all the way to the border with China at the Yalu River, or into the mountainous interior. At this point, in October 1950, Chinese forces crossed the Yalu and entered the war. Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces which continued until mid-1951.

After these reversals of fortune, which saw Seoul change hands four times, the last two years of conflict became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the 38th parallel. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. North Korea was subject to a massive bombing campaign. Jet fighters confronted each other in air-to-air combat for the first time in history, and Soviet pilots covertly flew in defense of their communist allies.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war. Periodic clashes, many of which are deadly, have continued to the present.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1952
To Year
1953
 
Last Updated:
Jan 28, 2018
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  691 Also There at This Battle:
  • Ashley, Joshua, SFC, (1950-1970)
  • Atchley, Oren, LTC, (1940-1950)
  • Aylward, William, LTC, (1950-1984)
  • Badger, Thomas Jenkins, COL, (1932-1965)
  • Barksdale, Thomas Jefferson, Sgt, (1946-1950)
  • Barnes, John, T/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Battiste, Alfonza, LTC, (1951-1972)
  • Becker, Jim, S/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Beckwith, Charles Robert, SGT, (1946-1955)
  • Block, Kenneth, Cpl
  • Bohmer, Frederick, Sgt, (1950-1953)
  • Bridges, Shelton, SFC, (1938-1968)
  • Brown, M.D., Robert W., CPT, (1952-1953)
  • Burns, Robert, LTC, (1943-1972)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Butler, William E., MSG, (1946-1991)
  • Carnabuci, Primo, Cpl
  • Carter, Richard, Sgt, (1951-1952)
  • Casey, John, Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Castagna, Kay
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