|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1950, South Korea|
Cpl E Company 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division
Corporal Rouse was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal
The Battle of Pusan Perimeter was a large-scale battle between United Nations (UN) and North Korean (NK) forces lasting from August 4 – September 15, 1950. It was one of the first major engagements of the Korean War. An army of 140,000 UN troops, having been pushed to the brink of defeat, were rallied to make a final stand against the invading North Korean army, 98,000 men strong.
A more determined North Korean crossing of the Naktong in the vicinity of the blown bridge between Tuksong-dong and Yongp'o began early in the morning on August 14. North Korean artillery and tank fire from the west side of the river supporting the infantry crossing. A large number of North Korean reinforcements were crossing in barges near the bridge, while under fire from American air strikes and artillery. This attack also stalled, with the deepest North Korean penetration reaching Samuni-dong, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) beyond the blown bridge. There the combined fire of US light weapons, mortars, and artillery drove them back to the river. By 1200, large groups of North Koreans were trying to recross the river to the west side as American artillery continued hammering them, causing heavy casualties. By nightfall, the 7th Cavalry Regiment had eliminated the North Korean bridgehead at Yongp'o. The 7th Cavalry Regiment estimated that of 1,700 North Korean troops who had succeeded in crossing the river, 1,500 were killed. In its first combat mission, the crossing of the Naktong the 10th Division suffered 2,500 casualties.
E Company 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division korea
Claude E Rouse (1894 - 1953)
Elva Rouse (1901 - 1991)
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