Henson, Freddie Lee, Cpl

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
3844-Field Artillery Cannoneer
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 3844, 57th Field Artillery Battalion/A Battery
Service Years
1950 - 1953

Corporal


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Klamath Falls
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 05, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 6

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Korean War Fallen
  1986, Korean War Fallen3

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 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division57th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1953, 3844, 7th Infantry Division
  1950-1953, 3844, 57th Field Artillery Battalion/A Battery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In late November 1950, Henson was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when it was engaged by overwhelming numbers of Chinese forces. By Dec. 5, only 385 of the approximately 3,200 Americans and South Koreans assigned to the 31st RCT were still fit for duty. As the 57th FA BN accounted for its men from the battles, Henson was reported missing as of Dec. 6. Henson’s name did not appear on any prisoner of war lists and no repatriated Americans were able to provide any information concerning Henson as a prisoner of war. Due to the prolonged lack of evidence, the U.S. Army declared him deceased as of Dec. 31, 1953. During the 36th Joint Recovery Operation in 2004, recovery teams conducted operations on the eastern bank of the Chosin Reservoir, Changjin County, North Korea, based on information provided a Korean witness. The site was in the vicinity of Twikkae Village. During the excavation, the recovery team recovered possible human remains of at least five individuals. Laboratory analysis and circumstantial evidence were used in the identification of his remains. His name is permanently engraved in the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Freddie's remains were identified and accounted for on April 4, 2017.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission & Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
   
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