Vignes, Jakie Joseph, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
4733-Armored Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
East Baton Rouge
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 28, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Tributes from Members  
From Mike Mayville posted by CA Short, Diane 829 
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army Garrisons25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1949-1950, 745, HHC, Army Garrison, Fort Riley, KS
  1950-1950, 4677, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 04, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Jakie Joseph Vignes was born on August 14, 1932 in East Baton Rouge Parrish, LA.  He died in South Korea, 1 month before turning 18 years of age.   He was listed as Missing In Action (MIA) untill 31 December, 1953 when he was declared presumed dead.  His service number was RA 18282765.   He enlisted in the Army at 17 years of age in October of 1949 and took his Basic Training at Fort Riley, Kansas.  After this training he was sent to Japan as a member of the 25th Reconnassaince Company of the 25th Infantry Division and became stationed at Shindyama Barracks outside Osaka, Japan.  Here he did Occupation Duty as an MP which was the unit mission at the time.  A side note on this is just before he was shipped out from Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington, he and some of his buddies went into the city and got tatoos put on.  "Jackie", as he was known as, in fact got six tatoos that evening!  Three on each arm.  They sailed on the Fred C. Ainsworth transport to Japan.  This was probably in early 1950 around January or February.  Sometime around July 5, 1950, he left Mt. Fugi for Korea, landing at Pusan a few days later.  One of his best friends, a Don Mayville, who went through Basic with him and followed him all the way to Korea, said he was told that  "Jackie" was on a Tank and got shot off.  He climbed back on and got shot off again and was dead.    Today, "Jackie" is listed on a Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the United States.   "Jackie" was a Private E-2 when he was killed.  He was postumously promoted to Private First Class (PFC), while he was Missing In Action (MIA).
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry AssociationKorean War Fallen
  1988, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association [Verified]
  2015, Korean War Fallen5
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