Michaels, Raymond, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver Light
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1945 - 1950


One Service Stripe

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Sep 12, 1950
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Sunset View Cemetery - El Cerritto, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

US Coast Guard Honorable Discharge

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1947, Army Basic Training Waived (USCG Prior Service), 1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Coast Guard25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1945-1947, 065, US Coast Guard
  1947-1948, 345, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1948-1949, 345, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1949-1950, 345, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1941-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter3
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)5
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 05, 2016, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Raymond Michaels - RA 19256421 B; 1928 Alameda County, California.  D: September 12, 1950 in South Korea.  Received a postumous Silver Star.  It was presented to his parents on February 22, 1951.  He served in the Coast Guard during WWII (1945 - 1947 apparently at 17) and enlisted in the Army when his Coast Guard enlistment expired.  He was then sent to Japan with the 25th Reconnassaince Company of the 25th Infantry Division for Occupation Duty, probably as an MP as most of the unit was at the time.  He became a 0345, a Light Truck Driver, probably a Truck Utility 1/4 Ton 4x4 M38A1, or, in other words, a Jeep.  His body was returned on the SS Santa Clara Victory which arrived in San Francisco on Saturday, July 7, 1951.  He was buried at Sunset View Cemetery in California on Saturday, July 13, 1951.  His parents were: Nathan (Nate) Michaels and Hilda Michaels.  His brother was Nathan Michaels and his sister was Betty Guptill.  His dad was a Mail Carrier in San Lorenzo, California for years
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  1988, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association [Verified]
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