Kirtley, DeMaret Marston, Cpl

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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
Wyoming
Wyoming
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kaycee
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 06, 1953
 
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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 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)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Kirtley was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Hagaru, North Korea on December 6, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were not recovered at the time. Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the remains of Cpl. DeMaret M. Kirtley were accounted for on May 4, 2018. His name is permanently inscribed in the "Courts of the Missing" (Court 6) at the Honolulu Memorial.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission & DPAA
   
Comments/Citation
In late November 1950, Kirtley was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 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 attacked by overwhelming numbers of Chinese forces. As the Chinese attacks continued, American forces withdrew south. The U.S. Army evacuated approximately 1,500 service members; the remaining soldiers had been either captured, killed or missing in enemy territory. Kirtley was reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, when he could not be accounted for after the withdrawal. He was last seen in the vicinity of Hagaru-ri, Changjin County, Hamgyeong Province, North Korea.

Source: DPAA
   
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