Erdman, William Kenneth, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 0311, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)/H Co
Service Years
1949 - 1951

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Walla Walla
Last Address
Walla Walla

Casualty Date
Mar 02, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Walla Walla, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
VE-97B-KOR1-42

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 Unit Assignments
1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1)
  1950-1951, 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
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Private First Class Erdman was a member of the 3rd Platoon, Company H, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.  He was Killed in Action while attacking the Chinese near Hoensong, Korea during "Operation Killer" on March 2, 1951.  Operation Killer was the start of the second major counter offensive launched by United Nations forces against the People's Volunteer Army and the North Korean Army during the Korean War between 20 February and 6 March 1951.  The offensive was formulated by General Matthew Ridgway with the goal of annihilating enemy forces below the Arizona Line and was immediately followed by Operation Ripper

   
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