Sollars, Joseph Ray, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
2511-Field Wireman
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 0311, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
Service Years
1944 - 1951



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 Personal Details 

Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Mt. Morris, PA
Miles City, MT

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 1951
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Miles City, Montana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section LN: Lot 43

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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Rifle MarksmanPistol Marksman

 Unit Assignments
MAG-31 11th Marine Regiment
  1945-1946, 2511, MAG-31
  1950-1951, 0311, 1st Bn, 11th Marine Regiment (1/11)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Pohang Guerrilla Hunt
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Sollars entered the Marine Corps on 21 April 1944, entering at age 16.  He served as part of the occupation forces ion Okinawa with MAG-31, 17 September 1945 - 4 July 1946, as a radio repairman.

Following the War, he married Ellen C. Donnelly whom he'd met in Washington, D.C., going on inactive reserves.  They moved to Montana where he and Ellen created a new life. 

He was called back to active duty in June 1950.  He received combat training at Camp Pendleton, joining the 1st Marine Division.  He served as a forward observer  from 2nd Battery, attached to B Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines when he was killed near Posan by a mortar round.

He left his wife and three children.
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