Reifers, Raymond Nicholas, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
3795-Tank Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 3795, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1943 - 1950

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chickasaw
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 



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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Basic Training (Fort McClellan, AL), 23
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Replacement Training Center, Fort McClellan, AL40th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment (LRSD)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1943-1943, 745, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Fort McClellan, AL/21st Training Battalion
  1944-1944, 745, 40th Infantry Division
  1945-1945, 605, 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment (LRSD)/D Company
  1947-1950, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1947-1950, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1947-1950, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1950, 3795, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)/ Pusan Perimeter breakout
  1950-1950 CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 01, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Raymond Nicholas Reifers (RA 34815863) had three years of High School and was semi-skilled as a construction machinery operator.  When he enlisted on September 22, 1943 he went to Fort McClellan, Alabama and his marital status was listed as Single with Dependants.  His father was Edward Reifers and his mother was Hyldria.  He had two brothers, William and Jon.  He is buried in Hawaii.
Based upon his enlistment date and where his Basic Combat Training took place, I followed the exact month of entering the military and Basic Combat Training at Fort McClellan on another individual that probably served with Raymond.  He had 16 weeks of training and upon graduation, immediately was shipped to Milne Bay, New Guinea, a replacement depot with the rank of PFC.  It took a full 21 days to travel by ship.  There they were assigned to the 40th Infantry Division, 160th Infantry Regiment, Company D which was a Heavy Weapons Company which added fire power to  A,B, and C Rifle Companies.  The unit participated in combat on the Bismarck Archipelago, the Luzon Beachhead and the Southern Phillipines Beachhead landings (Two Arrowheads).  They were awarded the Phillipine Presidential Unit Citation and 3 Distinguished Unit Citations.
   
Comments/Citation
Disaster in Korea (Book with section about SGT Reifers)
   
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen3/4 Cav Association
  1950, Korean War Fallen1
  1988, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
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