Adair, Hugh Donald, Jr., 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
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Primary Unit
1950-1950, 0302, C Co , 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)
Service Years
1948 - 1950

Second Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
College Park, GA
Last Address
College Park, GA

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1950
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Name of Award
Silver Star Medal

Year Awarded

Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Hugh Donald Adair, Jr. (MCSN: 0-49616), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Rifle Platoon Commander of Company C, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces south of Uijongbu, Korea, on 2 October 1950. Assigned the mission of seizing the crest of a precipitous hill defended by a fiercely resisting enemy deeply entrenched in well-camouflaged positions, Second Lieutenant Adair boldly led his unit in a vigorous assault against the hostile stronghold until pinned down near the crest of the hill by a barrage of heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire. Fearlessly charging the enemy, he inspired his platoon to launch a vigorous attack, overrun the hostile emplacements and rout the enemy. In order to hold the newly won position, he established a hasty defense and, while personally reconnoitering in front of his own line, was mortally wounded by hostile grenades. His aggressive leadership, indomitable fighting spirit and heroic devotion to duty were contributing factors in the seizure of the platoon's objective and reflect great credit upon Second Lieutenant Adair and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: October 2, 1950
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Company: Company C
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regiment: 7th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)
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MCB Quantico, VA2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment2nd Marine DivisionC Co , 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)
  1948-1949, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1950-1950, 0301, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1950-1950, 0302, 2nd Shore Party Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1950-1950, 0302, 2nd Division Support Group, 2nd Marine Division
  1950-1950, 0302, C Co , 1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)
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  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
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United States Naval Academy
  1944-1948, United States Naval Academy1
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  May 16, 2000, Tribute Korean War Project - Richard E. MCDURMIN
  Oct 06, 2014, General Photos
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