Sgt George Washington Tharp

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Sgt George Washington Tharp

Marion County, Kentucky, USA
Death 31 Mar 1951 (aged 33)
North Korea
Memorial Site* Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA

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Memorial ID 118941463 · View Source
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Sergeant Tharp was a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 31, 1951. His remains were not recovered.

★ Purple Heart
★ Prisoner of War Medal
★ National Defense Service Medal
★ Korean Service Medal
★ Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
★ United Nations Service Medal
★ Republic of Korea War Service Medal


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  • Added: 18 Oct 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 118941463
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt George Washington Tharp (19 Oct 1917–31 Mar 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118941463, citing National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by GraveHunter (contributor 47976571) Unknown.