Kirtley, DeMaret Marston, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
3844-Field Artillery Cannoneer
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 3844, 57th Field Artillery Battalion/A Battery
Service Years
1950 - 1953

Corporal


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Wyoming
Wyoming
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kaycee
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 06, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 6

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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:
May 25, 2018
   
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  104 Also There at This Battle:
  • 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)
  • Schoenmann, Glenn Shely, PFC, (1949-1950)
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