Adams, Birney A, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1959-1960, 0302, Amphibious Instruction Division
Service Years
1944 - 1960

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Tacoma
Last Address
25612 75th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070-8501

Telephone: (206) 463-2326

Date of Passing
Apr 19, 2014
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
United States Seagoing Marine Association
  2008, United States Seagoing Marine Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mustang, who served in MARDET USS Salt Lake City as a Private First Class during World War II in the South Pacific.

Here is the link to the USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) Veterans Associaton Tribute:
http://ussslcca25.com/adams.htm#top
   
Other Comments:
Captain of Marines, Retired
   
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Korean War
Start Year
1950
End Year
1953

Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance.

Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910 until the closing days of World War II. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, as a result of an agreement with the United States, and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel. U.S. forces subsequently moved into the south. By 1948, as a product of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, Korea was split into two regions, with separate governments. Both governments claimed to be the legitimate government of all of Korea, and neither side accepted the border as permanent. The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—moved into the south on 25 June 1950. On that day, the United Nations Security Council recognized this North Korean act as invasion and called for an immediate ceasefire. On 27 June, the Security Council adopted S/RES/83: Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea and decided the formation and dispatch of the UN Forces in Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force, with the United States providing 88% of the UN's military personnel.

After the first two months of the conflict, South Korean forces were on the point of defeat, forced back to the Pusan Perimeter. In September 1950, an amphibious UN counter-offensive was launched at Inchon, and cut off many of the North Korean troops. Those that escaped envelopment and capture were rapidly forced back north all the way to the border with China at the Yalu River, or into the mountainous interior. At this point, in October 1950, Chinese forces crossed the Yalu and entered the war. Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces which continued until mid-1951.

After these reversals of fortune, which saw Seoul change hands four times, the last two years of conflict became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the 38th parallel. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. North Korea was subject to a massive bombing campaign. Jet fighters confronted each other in air-to-air combat for the first time in history, and Soviet pilots covertly flew in defense of their communist allies.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war. Periodic clashes, many of which are deadly, have continued to the present.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1951
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
Fighting on the eastern front for Hill 749, Marine Joe Vittori earned th Medal of Honor fighting with our Platoon.


Memories
Holding positinos as Hills 812 and 884, and patrolling from these area.
Purple Heart Awarded 14 Sept 1951.
Purple Heart Awarded 15 Sept 1951.
Silver Star Awarded 15 Sept 1951

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  6601 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Betty June, Sgt, (1943-1955)
  • Adams, Herman Chester, MSgt, (1937-1958)
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