Bellar, Lowell, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4812-Mortar Gunner or Crewman, 81mm
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1949-1950, 4812, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1948 - 1950

Private First Class



Two Overseas Service Bars


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

Casualty Date
Dec 01, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. "Chosin" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Korean name, "Changjin". The UN forces relied on Japanese language maps dating from their occupation of Korea which had only ended five years earlier at the conclusion of World War II. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army 9th Army infiltrated the northeastern part of North Korea.

On 27 November, the Chinese 9th Army surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17 day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December 1950, 30,000 United Nations troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by approximately 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nonetheless able to make a fighting withdrawal and broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. While the battle resulted in the Chinese pushing the UN out of North Korea, it was a Pyrrhic victory. The evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Jun 29, 2016
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
Colonel Allan MacLean

During this withdrawal, MacLean saw what he thought were his long awaited reinforcements, but as he approached them they turned out to be Chinese, who shot MacLean several times and took him prisoner, where he died four days later. Lieutenant Colonel Don Faith, commander of the 1/32nd, now took command.

Lieutenant-Colonel Faith, hit again by rifle fire, died of his wounds (he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor). Major Harvey Storms, the last commander of 3/31 Infantry and a respected and admired leader, was also killed.


Memories
KIA-MIA

   
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  • FURLA, AUGUST, CPT, (1943-1953)
  • Harris, Richard E., LTC, (1948-1969)
  • Huff Jr., Clarence, Cpl
  • Kidd, Elmer Claude, Cpl, (1948-1950)
  • Kostyal, Edward, Pvt, (1949-1953)
  • Ledford, Jack, M/Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Prentice, Herbert, Cpl, (1944-1953)
  • Reimer, Francis John, Cpl, (1950-1953)
  • Schoenmann, Glenn Shely, PFC, (1949-1950)
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