Ball, Mathis Otho, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4812-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 4812, M Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry
Service Years
1949 - 1953

Private First Class

One Service Stripe

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
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Casualty Date
Jul 12, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Bokchito Cemetery - Bokchito, Oklahoma
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Not Specified

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Infantry Shoulder Cord

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Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Chochiwon
From Month/Year
July / 1950
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July / 1950

The Battle of Chochiwon was an early engagement between United States and North Korean forces during the Korean War, taking place in the villages of Chonui and Chochiwon in western South Korea on July 10–12, 1950. After three days of intense fighting, the battle ended in a North Korean victory.

The United States Army's 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division was assigned to delay two advancing North Korean People's Army divisions following communist victories at Osan, Pyongtaek, and Chonan earlier in the month. The regiment deployed along roads and railroads in between the two villages, attempting to slow the advance as much as possible.

Aided by air strikes, U.S. Army units were able to inflict substantial damage on the North Korean armor and other vehicles, but were overwhelmed by North Korean infantry. The two understrength U.S. battalions fought in several engagements over the three-day period and suffered massive losses in personnel and equipment, but were able to delay the North Korean forces for several days, allowing the remainder of the 24th Infantry Division to set up blocking positions along the Kum River near the city of Taejon.
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July / 1950
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July / 1950
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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  11 Also There at This Battle:
  • Tignor, James Thomas, PFC, (1948-1951)
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