Friday, December 01, 2006

Joseph C. Whtehead wounded Dec 1, 1950; died Jan 10, 1951

Joseph Clark Whitehead
Birth Date: 1909
Birth City: Parker
State Registered: Texas
Death Date: 10 Jan 1951
Death Country: Korea
Death Description: Died of Wounds
War: Korean War
Title: Major, U.S. Army
Rank: Major
Service: U.S. Army
Service ID: XXXXXX
Notes: Major Whitehead was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on December 1, 1950 and died of those wounds on January 10, 1951. For his leadership and valor, Major Whitehead was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll


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