Eng, Daniel Julius, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 0311, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)/H Co
Service Years
1946 - 1951

Private 1st Class

 
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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Midland
Last Address
Midland

Casualty Date
Mar 02, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Union Cemetery - Flandreau, South Dakota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Unit Assignments
2nd Recruit Training Bn2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1)
  1946-1946, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  1947-1947, 2nd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (2/6)/Golf Co
  1947-1948, 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)/H&S Co
  1951-1951, 0311, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)/H Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Killer
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Last Known Activity
Daniel Julius Eng was born in Vienna, South Dakota, in Clark County on October 26, 1928, to Julius C. and Idella (Ross) Eng.  He had three brothers: Stanley, Dean, and Noel and four sisters.  He went to high school at Elkton High in Elkton, South Dakota, and college at South Dakota State University in Brookings.  Daniel first served his country in WW II.  Actually, five of the Eng siblings served in WW II.  At some point Daniel’s family moved to Midland in Haakon County, and in six months prior to reenlisting, he helped his mother in a store.  In September of 1950, Daniel Eng reenlisted and was sent to San Francisco on January 25, 1951; from there he departed for overseas service as part of Company H, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division.  As his brother, Dean, was already overseas, Pfc. Eng stopped to visit him for three days when he arrived in Japan.  Another brother, Noel, a veteran of WW II, was also serving in the Korean War, although he was in pre-flight school in west Texas.  Private First Class Daniel Eng was killed in action on March 2, 1951, “while attacking the Chinese near Hoensong, Korea during Operation Killer.”  His body later was returned to the United States.  Idella requested that her son, Noel, be allowed to escort Daniel’s body from the mortuary in Oakland, California.  Noel said, “I accepted the task, but it was one of the more wrenching chores in my life.”  Daniel was buried with full military honors at Union Cemetery in Flandreau, South Dakota. Noel remembers his mother’s overwhelming grief when the final words were said and the flag was presented at the burial.  His parents received notice that Daniel had been awarded the Bronze Star with Combat “V” “for outstanding courage and initiative in the performance of his duties as an ammunition carrier,” because although he was badly wounded, Daniel went back behind the lines and got fresh ammunition.

   
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