Jakusz, Andrew, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 0331, Weapons Co, 1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Chicago

Casualty Date
Sep 22, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
Location of Interment
Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery - Lemont, Illinois
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Not Specified

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Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
Start Year
1950
End Year
1950

Description
The advance on Seoul was slow and bloody, after the landings at Inchon. The reason was the appearance in the Seoul area of two first-class fighting units of the North Korean People's Army, the 78th Independent Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Brigade, about 7,000 troops in all.

The NKPA launched a T-34 attack, which was trapped and destroyed, and a Yak bombing run in Incheon harbor, which did little damage. The NKPA attempted to stall the UN offensive to allow time to reinforce Seoul and withdraw troops from the south.[citation needed] Though warned that the process of taking Seoul would allow remaining NKPA forces in the south to escape, MacArthur felt that he was bound to honor promises given to the South Korean government to retake the capital as soon as possible.[citation needed]

On the second day, vessels carrying the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division arrived in Incheon Harbor. General Almond was eager to get the division into position to block a possible enemy movement from the south of Seoul. On the morning of September 18, the division's 2nd Battalion of the 32nd Infantry Regiment landed at Incheon and the remainder of the regiment went ashore later in the day.

The next morning, the 2nd Battalion moved up to relieve an U.S. Marine battalion occupying positions on the right flank south of Seoul. Meanwhile, the 7th Division's 31st Infantry Regiment came ashore at Incheon. Responsibility for the zone south of Seoul highway passed to 7th Division at 18:00 on September 19. The 7th Infantry Division then engaged in heavy fighting with North Korean soldiers on the outskirts of Seoul.

Before the battle, North Korea had just one understrength division in the city, with the majority of its forces south of the capital. MacArthur personally oversaw the 1st Marine Regiment as it fought through North Korean positions on the road to Seoul. Control of Operation Chromite was then given to Major General Edward Almond, the X Corps commander. General Almond was in an enormous hurry to capture Seoul by September 25, exactly three months of the North Korean assault across the 38th parallel.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1950
 
Last Updated:
Oct 24, 2011
   
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Killed in Action
Died September 22, 1950 in Korea

BATTLE ZONE: SEOUL

Private First Class Jakusz was a member of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on September 22, 1950

   
Units Participated in Operation

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

 
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  326 Also There at This Battle:
  • Andresevic, Bill, LtCol, (1947-1965)
  • Barker, Milton, Cpl, (1943-1951)
  • Barresi, Vincent Wm.
  • Bonner, Jr., Joel, Col, (1942-1971)
  • Burkhardt, Robert P, Sgt, (1948-1957)
  • Cripe, Ryan
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