Anderson, Gene Everett, HM3

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Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1950-1950, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
Service Years
1947 - 1950

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
enlisted through San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Aug 11, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Memorial Lawn - Phoenix, Arizona
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Korean War FallenIn the Line of Duty
  2015, Korean War Fallen
  2015, In the Line of Duty

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 Unit Assignments
NAVHOSP Camp Lejeune, US NavyFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1948-1948, HM-8404, NAVHOSP Camp Lejeune, US Navy
  1948-1948, HM-8404, NAVHOSP Camp Lejeune, US Navy
  1948-1948, HM-8404, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1948-1949, HM-8404, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1949-1949, HM-8404, NAVHOSP Camp Lejeune, US Navy
  1949-1949, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1950-1950, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1950-1950, HM-8404, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
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Hostile, Died of Wounds (DOW)

Date Of Loss: August 12, 1950

HN - E3

Service Number: 5686975 MOS: -----

Home of Record: SAN DIEGO, CA

Place of Loss: Unknown Location

Born: March 4,
Year of Birth: 1928


Korean War Project Key No: 590

Date Of Final Status: (August 14, 1950)

Data Woodruff, AR: 1 PROV;

He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in Korea.


The Korean War has often been referred to as the "forgotten war" because it came on the heels of World War II and was overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Korea like Vietnam, was part of the Cold War to stop the advancement of Communism in Southeast Asia. When the Communist troops of North Korea invaded the democratic Republic of South Korea, the United States became involved through a promise of support given to the president of South Korea. It was feared that this tiny peninsula would be the setting for the eruption of World War Three. When the United Nations joined forces with the United States and the Republic of South Korea to stop the invasion, this fear was justified. North Korea not only had the support of the Soviet Union government, but also the military support of China. The stage was set for a bloody three years.

In 1945 the United Nations established the 38th parallel as the boundary dividing North and South Korea. It was the 38th that the North Koreans crossed to invade and unite South Korea under a Communist government. The United States entered the conflict under an assumption that this would be like a police action to drive the North Koreans back across the 38th. The two armies criss-crossed the dividing line several times. When the Chinese feared that their own borders were threatened, they became involved on the side of the North Koreans. The conflict then escalated further into war.

Because the Korean War only lasted three years (1950 - 1953) it is not thought of as significant, and often not even mentioned. However, if one compares the statistics of the Korean War (54,246) to those of Vietnam (58,226) which lasted over sixteen years, by ratio the Korean War was far bloodier than Vietnam.

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