Chapman, John Richard, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
61C40-Watercraft Engineer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1970, 61C40, US Army Marine Maintenance Activity, Cam Ranh Bay, Army Support Command, Cam Ranh Bay
Service Years
1942 - 1970

Staff Sergeant


Nine Service Stripes



Thirteen Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Williamsburg, VA
Last Address
Williamsburg, VA

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Flagler Memorial Park - Miami, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 028/ St Joseph garden, lot 130, space 4A

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Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
From Month/Year
November / 1951
To Month/Year
April / 1952

Description
As 1951 drew to a close, a lull had settled over the battlefield. Fighting tapered off to a routine of patrol clashes, raids, and bitter small-unit struggles for key outpost positions. The lull resulted from Ridgway's decision to halt offensive operations in Korea, because the cost of major assaults on the enemy's defenses would be more than the results could justify. Furthermore, the possibility of an armistice agreement emerging from the recently reopened talks ruled out the mounting of any large-scale offensive by either side. On 21 November Ridgway ordered the Eighth Army to cease offensive operations and begin an active defense of its front. Attacks were limited to those necessary to strengthen the main line of resistance and to establish an adequate outpost line.

In the third week of December the U.S. 45th Division, the first National Guard division to fight in Korea, replaced the 1st Cavalry Division in the I Corps sector north of Seoul. The 1st Cavalry Division returned to Japan.

In the air, U.N. bombers and fighter-bombers continued the interdiction campaign (Operation STRANGLE, which the Far East Air Forces had begun on 15 August 1951) against railroad tracks, bridges, and highway traffic. At sea, naval units of nine nations tightened their blockade around the coastline of North Korea. Carrier-based planes blasted railroads, bridges, and boxcars, and destroyers bombarded enemy gun emplacements and supply depots. On the ground, the 155-mile front remained generally quiet in the opening days of 1952. Later in January the Eighth Army opened a month-long artillery-air campaign against enemy positions, which forced the enemy to dig in deeply. During March and April Van Fleet shifted his units along the front to give the ROK Army a greater share in defending the battle line and to concentrate American fire power in the vulnerable western sector.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
November / 1951
To Month/Year
April / 1952
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

545th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

165th Military Police Company

3rd Military Police Company

3rd Infantry Division

563rd Military Police Company

59th Military Police Company

142nd Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion

95th Military Police Battalion

154th Transportation Company

55th Military Police Company

57th Military Police Company

512th Military Police Company

58th Military Police Company

 
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  297 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbate, Vincent, PFC, (1952-1954)
  • Adomaitis, Antonas, T/Sgt, (1951-1953)
  • Bradley, Ruby, COL, (1934-1963)
  • Carey, Merle Landry, COL, (1939-1963)
  • Carter, Richard, Sgt, (1951-1952)
  • Cobb, Bernard R., LTC, (1948-1970)
  • Curry, Allen, PV2, (1950-1958)
  • De Weese, William, PFC, (1951-1953)
  • Dick, Vernon E, SFC, (1951-1953)
  • Doak, Richard Lee, 1LT, (1943-1953)
  • Douglass, Robert, Cpl, (1950-1952)
  • Guidry, Lester, Sgt, (1947-1951)
  • Hamby, Jerrell Everett, COL, (1951-1985)
  • Hasenoehrl, Frederick, Cpl, (1951-1952)
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