Clark, Gene, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
4055-General Clerk
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4055, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1950 - 1950

Sergeant


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Muncie

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Military Order of the Purple Heart
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Osan
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Battle of Osan was the first engagement between United States and North Korean forces during the Korean War, on July 5, 1950. Task Force Smith, a U.S. task force of 400 infantry supported by an artillery battery, was moved to Osan, south of the South Korean capital Seoul, and ordered to fight as a rearguard to delay advancing North Korean forces while additional U.S. troops arrived in the country to form a stronger defensive line to the south. The task force lacked both anti-tank guns and effective infantry anti-tank weapons, having been equipped with obsolescent 2.36-in. rocket launchers and a few 57 mm recoilless rifles. Aside from a limited number of HEAT shells for the unit's 105-mm howitzers, crew-served weapons capable of defeating the T-34 Soviet tank had not been distributed to U.S. Army forces in Korea.

A North Korean tank column equipped with ex-Soviet T-34/85 tanks overran the task force in the first encounter and continued its advance south. After the North Korean tank column had breached U.S. lines the Task Force opened fire on a force of some 5,000 North Korean infantry approaching its position, temporarily holding up the North Korean advance. North Korean troops eventually flanked and overwhelmed American positions and the remnants of the Task Force retreated in disorder.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Nov 22, 2008
   
Personal Memories

Memories
MIA-KIA

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  41 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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