Branson, Clythell, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1951-1952, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
Service Years
1949 - 1952

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Muncie
Last Address
Muncie

Casualty Date
May 28, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Beech Grove Cemetery - Muncie, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C Site 195

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Korean War Fallen
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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman

 
 Unit Assignments
F Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (2/1)
  1951-1952, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SILVER STAR AWARD -
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Clythell Branson (MCSN: 1200268), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman of Company F, Second Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 28 May 1952. When his squad was subjected to intense hostile small arms and mortar fire during an attack against a strongly defended enemy emplacement well in advance of friendly lines, Private First Class Branson bravely entered a known enemy mine field to rescue a casualty lying in an exposed position. Mortally wounded while attempting to reach the stricken man, Private First Class Branson, by his outstanding courage, daring initiative and selfless efforts in behalf of a comrade, served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Born: Webb, Mississippi. Home Town: Muncie, Indiana. Death: KIA: May 28, 1952.
   
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