Hilbert, Willard F., Cpl

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Last Primary MOS
4745-Light Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
Service Years
1946 - 1950


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Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 19, 1950
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Cause
Korea, South
Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
Location of Interment
Knox City Cemetery - Knox City, Missouri
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army GarrisonsArmy Garrison, Fort Lawton, WA25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1946-1946, Army Garrison Jefferson Barracks, MO
  1948-1948, 4745, Army Garrison, Fort Lawton, WA
  1950-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4745, 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 Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 26, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CPL Willard F. Hilbert (RA 17194173) enlisted in the Army on 9 February 1946.  Since he was born January 2, 1928 (in Shelby County, Missouri) that would make him just turning 18 upon enlistment.  A newspaper article tells us he reinlisted on June 18, 1948 at Fort Lawton, Washington and arrived in Japan for MP Duty on December 24, 1948. A note on his enlistment record says: "Enlistment for Hawaiian Department."  He became attached to the 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company which later became the 25th Reconnaissance Company just before its committment to the Korean War on July 17, 1950 when it landed at Pusan, Korea and was immediately committed to battle.  Before this, the unit was stationed in Osaka, Japan doing Occupation Duty as mostly, MP's.  Willard soon found himself back in his primary MOS of Light Weapons Infantryman, although serving with an Armored Reconnaissance unit.  His battle experience lasted until October 19, 1950 when he died of non-hostile injuries in Taejon, South Korea.
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  1950, Korean War Fallen2
  1988, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association [Verified]
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