Hittinger, Francis R, Jr., LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 0302, III MAF/2nd CAG (Combined Action Group)
Service Years
1944 - 1968
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Lieutenant Colonel

 
 

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Alexandria Va

Casualty Date
Mar 09, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
*Plot: Section 3 Site 4110-C

 Official Badges 

Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP)


 Unofficial Badges 


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]

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Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
From Month/Year
November / 1950
To Month/Year
December / 1950

Description
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. "Chosin" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Korean name, "Changjin". The UN forces relied on Japanese language maps dating from their occupation of Korea which had only ended five years earlier at the conclusion of World War II. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army 9th Army infiltrated the northeastern part of North Korea.

On 27 November, the Chinese 9th Army surprised the US X Corps commanded by Major General Edward Almond at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal 17 day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December 1950, 30,000 United Nations troops (later nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the field command of Major General Oliver P. Smith were encircled and attacked by approximately 120,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun, who had been ordered by Mao Zedong to destroy the UN forces. The UN forces were nonetheless able to make a fighting withdrawal and broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. While the battle resulted in the Chinese pushing the UN out of North Korea, it was a Pyrrhic victory. The evacuation of the X Corps from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
November / 1950
To Month/Year
December / 1950
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
COL Chesty Puller
Capt Frank Faureck
1st Lt Otis Waldrop
1st Lt Ed Kaufer
2nd Lt Richard Eykyn

   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7)

1st Marine Regiment

USS Princeton (CV-37/CVA-37/CVS-37/LPH-5)

5th Marine Regiment

VMA-542

1st Combat Engineer Bn

3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

L Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

VMA-214

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  1122 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allbright, Roy E, Sgt, (1948-1952)
  • Allen, David, CWO3, (1948-1978)
  • Andresevic, Bill, LtCol, (1947-1965)
  • Atkins, Robert, Sgt, (1947-1951)
  • Barker, Milton, Cpl, (1943-1951)
  • Barresi, Vincent Wm.
  • Baumgartner, Gordon, Sgt, (1950-1953)
  • Benson, Kenneth, MSgt, (1950-1970)
  • Bergeron, Robert, SSgt, (1948-1960)
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