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
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar

Mortar
 
Rifle
Carbine

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment7th Infantry Division
  1949-1950, 4812, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
  1949-1950, 4812, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Private First Class Lowell Wayne Bellar was a mortar man in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea on December 1, 1950.

It was the scene of fierce battles in November and December 1950, when American forces were overwhelmed by a surprise Chinese army assault and was forced to withdraw under fire, leaving behind many who had been hurriedly buried in shallow graves.

Bellar was part of Task Force Faith, named for Lt. Col. Donald Faith, who also was killed in the week long battle near the frigid village of Hagaru. "It was the scene of huge losses,"

In November - December 1950, Bellars unit, Company M, 31st Infantry Regiment, was surrounded and overrun by Chinese Communist forces near the Chosin Reservoir in northeast North Korea. Elements of his unit joined other U.S. forces in the breakout and fighting retreat to relative safety further south to an area near the village of Hagaru. Regimental records compiled after the battle indicate that Bellar was killed in action Dec. 1, 1950.

   
Comments/Citation
 Private First Class Lowell Wayne Bellar was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


A native of Gary, Indiana, Private Lowell Bellar graduated from Horace Mann High School.

Lowell Bellar, who enlisted in the Army on July 15, 1948, his 17th birthday, was 19 years old when he was killed Dec. 1, 1950, amid fighting near the Chosin Reservoir.


Location Of Loss: CHOSIN RESERVOIR
MOS 4812
SN RA15198647 
   
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