Roeske, Richard, Pfc

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 4745, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1949 - 1951

Private First Class


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Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
La Porte
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 04, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
CCF Intervention (1950-51)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1949-1949, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1949-1950, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1950-1951, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1951, 4745, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1949-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 UN Defensive (1950)/ Pusan Perimeter breakout
  1950-1950 UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1950-1951 Korean War
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Comments/Citation
PFC Richard L. Roeske was born in 1931 in La Porte County, Indiana.  Service number: ER 15276922.  He is listed as his branch of service as Armored, however, elsewhere his branch is listed as Infantry and his MOS seems to verify that as it is 4745 Light Weapons Infantryman.  If he enlisted on Dec 14, 1948. After training his only assignment was the 25th Reconnassaince Company of the 25th Infantry Division.  In 1949 they were doing Occupation Duty in Osaka, Japan, and used as MPs.  From there they were sent to Korea and landed at Pusan.  He spent the next year in this Reconnaissance Company probably in and out of its M24 Chaffee Light Tanks.  He was killed in action on January 4, 1951.  The request for headstone indicated 2nd award Purple Heart.
   
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen3/4 Cav Association
  1951, Korean War Fallen1
  1988, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
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