Devries, Wesley Ernest, 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
1948-1951, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1948 - 1951

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 04, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
Location of Interment
Oakwood Cemetery - Rochester, Minnesota
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Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1948-1951, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1948-1951, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1948-1950 US Occupation of Japan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 22, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Wesley E. Devries (ER 57504966) was born in Olsted County, Minnesota in 1930.  He died Jamuary 4, 1951 while Missing In Action in South Korea.  He had already been involved in 6 months of combat and pulled Occupation duty in Osaka, Japan in 1949 and early 1950.  He entered combat on July 17, 1950 when his unit, the 25th Reconnaissance Company of the 25th Infantry Division, landed at Pusan, South Korea and was immediately committed to combat in and around the Pusan Perimeter.  That first year there were numerous engagements with North Korean troops and offensive drives into North Korea.  There was the defense of Seoul and other engagements.  And their was the endurance of a Korean Winter, which was similar to his native Minnesota's winters.  In the end, just another young man's experience with hard combat but in this case, he wouldn't live with it the rest of his life.  His life was cut short far to early.
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  1951, Korean War Fallen1
  1988, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association [Verified]
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