Callan, James, III, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0306-Infantry Weapons Officer
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1951-1951, 0306, Weapons Co, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
Service Years
1943 - 1951
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First Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Worth/Menard
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jun 14, 1951
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Korea, South
Korean War
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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (3/1)
  1951-1951, 0306, Weapons Co, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War
 Colleges Attended
Georgia Institute of TechnologyTexas A&M University
  1943-1945, Georgia Institute of Technology
  1945-1946, Texas A&M University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant James Callan, III,  United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Leader of a Heavy Machine Gun Platoon of Weapons Company, Third Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 14 June 1951.

Observing that his platoon was becoming confused and somewhat disorganized during a vicious enemy mortar and artillery barrage, First Lieutenant Callan courageously left his covered position to rally the men, moving through intense hostile fire to reach them.

By his heroic determination and inspiring leadership, he was responsible for the rapid reorganization of the unit which promptly continued its mission, although he was mortally wounded while carrying out this daring action. First Lieutenant Callan's unwavering devotion to duty in the face of heavy odds was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: June 14, 1951
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: First Lieutenant
Company: Weapons Company
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Regiment: 1st Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)
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