Powell, Marion Jackson, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
Service Years
1946 - 1950

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Atlanta

Casualty Date
Oct 27, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1946, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
1st Recruit Training Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SCG Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)21st Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment
  1946-1947, 521, 1st Recruit Training Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1947-1947, 745, G Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
  1947-1948, 745, H&S Company, 1st Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (1/21)
  1948-1949, 0311, 1st Bn, 21st Marine Regiment (1/21)
  1949-1949, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2), 2nd Marine Regiment
  1950-1950, 0311, B Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Powell enlisted on 31 December 1946.

He was killed in battle in the area just south of Wonsan, near Kojo, at Sonchon-ni Hill 109. He served with B Company, 1st Battlion, 1st Marines.  Apparently, at least one squad from B Company was overrun late 27 October into early morning of 28 October, which was part of a general hand to hand fighting. 12 men were later found.

He was interred in Snow Ridge Cemetery, Ashburn, Georgia.
   
Comments/Citation
See: Story of this loss on page 62-63 Jack Raveino et al., Flame Dragons of the Korean War,

Comments/Citation He served with B Company, 1s Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

See: Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division FMF Marine Muster Roll (Unit Diary) for 30 October 1950 which lists the 12 men killed in this action. as well as wounded ...

Those killed were:
PFC Victor. W. Atwell (331)
PFC Ernest Corin (311)
Sgt. Lyman T. Crannell (311)
PFC Stephen C. Hall (311)
PFC Wayne A. Marker (331)
Sgt. Chester B. Mollow (316)
PFC Julius C. Nacci (331)
PFC Justyn C. Pluta (300)
PFC Marion J. Powell (311)
Sgt. Clayton L. Roberts (316)
PFC Edward J. Toto (300)
PFC Frederick R. Williams (300)
   
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