Franks, Henry Albert, PFC

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

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 28, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
Location of Interment
Wells Cemetery - Pennville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1949-1950, 4745, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 4677, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1950-1950, 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 Defensive (1950)2
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 02, 2016, General Photos4
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Henry Albert Franks (RA 15275962) was born October 8, 1931 in Jay County, Indiana.  He enlisted in the Army (Infantry) probably right around his birthday in 1949 when he turned eighteen as many young men do.  That being the case and after his basic combat training he was then assigned to the 25th Reconnaissance Company of the 25th Infantry Division which in early 1950 found itself in Occupation Duty in Osaka, Japan.  They were sent from Yokohama, Japan to Korea on July 13, 1950 and landed at Pusan on July 17, 1950 and were immediately committed to battle in the Pusan Perimeter.  Eleven days later, Henry was KIlled In Action while Missing in Action in the Pusan Perimeter of South Korea.  His body was recovered and was interned at Union Chapel Cemetery in Jay County, Indiana.  He was survived by his parents, Orvel Leroy Franks (1904 - 1953) and Clara E. Corle (    - 1983).
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  1950, Korean War Fallen1
  1988, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association [Verified]
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