Waite, Kenneth Eugene, M/Sgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1953-1953, 1745, 3rd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment/K Company
Service Years
1952 - 1953

Master Sergeant


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Maddensville
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 15, 1953
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Walnut Grove Church Cemetery - Orbisonia, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere


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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen4
  2005, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)/Battle of Outpost Harry
Start Year
1953
End Year
1953

Description
Outpost Harry was a remote Korean War station located on a tiny hilltop in what was commonly referred to as the "Iron Triangle" on the Korean Peninsula. This was an area approximately 60 miles (100 km) north of Seoul and was the most direct route to the South Korean capital.

More than 88,000 rounds of Chinese artillery fell on Outpost Harry. Since the outpost was defended each night by only a single company of American or Greek soldiers, the Chinese had anticipated an easy capture. Over a period of eight days, waves of Chinese forces moved into the outpost's trench lines and totalling over 13,000 soldiers. Five UNC companies, four US and one Greek, took turns in defending the outpost.

Most of the fighting occurred at night, under heavy mortar fire, while the daylight hours were usually spent by the UNC forces evacuating the dead and wounded, replacing the defending company, sending up resupplies and repairing the fortified positions. The daylight hours were punctuated with artillery, mortar and sniper fire, making repairs and reinforcement a more dangerous task. During the 4 to 5 days prior to the initial attack on the outpost, Chinese artillery and mortar fire increased from an average of 275 to 670 per day during daylight hours.

The soldiers of the Greek Expeditionary Force adapted its name and called it Outpost "Haros", the modern Greek equivalent to Charon, Greek mythology's ferryman to the underworld of Hades.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1953
To Year
1953
 
Last Updated:
Dec 29, 2018
   
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  5 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Seal, Byron, S/Sgt, (1951-1954)
  • Singlaub, John Kirk, MG, (1943-1978)
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