Fitzgerald, John Joseph, Cpl

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Last Primary MOS
4733-Armored Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 4733, Korean POW
Service Years
1948 - 1951


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jan 04, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)25th Armored Reconnaissance CompanyPrisoner of War
  1948-1950, 4677, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1948-1950, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1950-1951, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1951, 4733, 25th Armored Reconnaissance Company
  1951-1951, 4733, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1951-1951, 4733, Korean POW
 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)/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)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 22, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CPL John Joseph Fitzgerald (ER 55004505) was posthumously prompted from PFC while Missing in Action.  He was actually captured on January 4, 1951 and died April 17, 1951 enroute to Suan Bean Camp as testified by two other POW's, Myers and Roadszewski.  He was born October 11, 1923 at Seven Mile Creek in Juneau, Wisconsin.  So, by his age, I believe he enlisted during the second world war sometime as early as 1941.  He was then probably discharged after the war and reenlisted again about 1948 as his service number is ER which is Enlisted Reserve.  However, I cannot find a record of any of his military exploits before this possible reenlistment.  There was a citation for his POW Medal which is included in his profile here.    His parents were James "John" E. Fitzgerald (1884-1952) and Julia Ann Fox (1895-1984).  His siblings are May Fitzgerald (9 years older), Leo Fitzgerald (5 years older) and Berniece (2 1/2 years younger).
For service as set forth in the following:


Corporal John Joseph Fitzgerald (ASN:  ER 55004505),  United States Army, was held as a Prisoner of War after he was captured on 4 January 1951 during the Korean War.  He was unaccounted for after the war and is presumed to have died or been killed while in captivity.

General Orders:  Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

Action Date:  January 4, 1951 - MIA In Captivity

Service:  Army

Rank:  Corporal

Division:  Prisoner of War (Korean War)
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