Koon, George, T/Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
1666-Medical Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1666, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1942 - 1950

Technical Sergeant


Three Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Leesville

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Military Order of the Purple Heart
  1950, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page



Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Eighth Army began its offensive northward on 16 September. The ROK I and II Corps were in position on the north side of the perimeter. The U.S. I Corps, composed to the 1st Cavalry Division, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade, the 24th Division, and the 1st ROK Division, was on the Taegu front. The remainder of the Eighth Army, positioned along the Naktong, included the U.S. 2d and 25th Divisions and attached ROK units. Progress was limited at first, but as the portent of the converging attacks became clear to the North Koreans, they fled north with heavy losses in men and materiel. Elements of the 7th Division (X Corps) and the 1st Cavalry Division (Eighth Army) made contact late on 26 September just south of Suwon, thus effecting a juncture of U.N. forces. Organized enemy resistance continued in the Eighth Army sector until the last days of September. Although large numbers of enemy troops escaped through the eastern mountains, more than 100,000 prisoners were captured during this period; by 30 September the North Korean Army had ceased to exist as an organized force below the 38th parallel. However, remnants of the army, fighting as guerrillas, continued to pose a considerable threat to the security of the U.N. forces.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Nov 26, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  107 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barnes, John, T/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Blue, Albert, SFC, (1949-1960)
  • Cortez, Agapito, S/Sgt, (1949-1952)
  • Crary, William Burton, 1LT, (1940-1950)
  • Donovan, George Thomas, M/Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Eaton, Ivan, Cpl, (1950-1954)
  • Foster, Donald
  • Herbert, Anthony, LTC, (1947-1972)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Moore, Mel, Cpl, (1949-1952)
  • Stinson, John, Cpl, (1951-1953)
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