Maher, Frank Xavier, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, POW/MIA
Service Years
1940 - 1951

Sergeant First Class

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Philadelphia County

Casualty Date
Sep 13, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Remains Not Recovered, Korea
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

24th Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 34th Infantry24th Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1950-1950, 1745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry
  1950-1950, 1745, 24th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant First Class Maher had served in the Army since 24 July 1940. He was overseas from 7 December 1941 until 4 June 1945. Honorably discharged at Fort Dix, 14 June 1945. Prior to his service, he had been a carpenter with the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.).

He was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was serviing with th 622nd Military Police Company, 24-4 in February 1950.

Sgt, Maher was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on 20 July 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and died while a prisoner on 13 September 1951 at An-Dong, North Korea. His remains were not recovered.

The 34th was completely overrun by the enemy during this fighting losing over 534 men

A memorial in his name was placed in St. Canicus Cemetery, Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania in 1954..

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