|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1951, North Korea|
Master Sergeant Fastner was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded while defending his position on the Naktong River in South Korea on September 2, 1950 and returned to duty October 17, 1950. He was taken Prisoner of War while delaying the Chinese forces near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died at Prison Camp 5 on the south bank of the Yalu River on February 28, 1951 from exposure and malnutrition. His remains were not recovered. For his leadership and valor, Master Sergeant Fastner was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Sgt. Fastne5rs remains were returned to the United States and buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Plot: Section 27 site 2558
Created by: Eamonn
Record added: Mar 30, 2006
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