Fuson, Herschel Everett, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 1204, 2nd Armored Division
Service Years
1943 - 1951

Armor

Captain


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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pineville
Last Address
Middlesboro, Kentucky

Casualty Date
Jun 14, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Kentucky
Conflict
In the Line of Duty
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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West Point Association of GraduatesKorean War Fallen
  1947, West Point Association of Graduates
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Armor) Fort Knox, KY1st Cavalry Division2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) 2nd Armored Division
  1947-1948, 6, Officer Candidate School (Armor) Fort Knox, KY
  1948-1950, 1204, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1948-1950, 1204, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1950-1950, 1204, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1950-1951, 1204, 2nd Armored Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1948-1950 US Occupation of Japan
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleUnited States Military Academy
  1942-1943, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  1943-1947, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Prior to his appointment to West Point, Captain Fuson had served a year in the Navy in 1943-44, and listed as Able Seaman USNR (7/7/43-2/24/44). One of his older brothers, Clyde but known as "Ig", who was also an outstanding athlete at University of Tennessee, was killed in action in the ETO on 4 December 1944, serving as a Pvt. with F Company, 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division.

He entered the Army on 3 June 1947 and attended Armord Basic School Officer's Course in Kentucky..  He was assigned to Japan in 1948  and served as company commander of  Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

In South Korea, he was seriously wounded by the enemy mortar fire near Taegu,  South Korea on 17 September 1950 after days of constant combat.  He was evacuated to the US on 20 September 1950. He was reassigned as an instructor at Hq, 2nd Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky. He died of those wounds, a coronary occlusion, on 14 June 1951.

He was interred in Hurst Cemetery, Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky.
   
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