Sgt Samuel Elvon Watson

Sgt Samuel Elvon Watson

Birth
USA
Death 12 Dec 1950 (aged 19)
North Korea
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 119004614 · View Source
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Sergeant First Class Watson was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on or about December 2, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. He had a twin brother Robert Avon Watson. His family has never forgotten him. DOD records cite December 12, 1950, as date of loss, but due to the internal chaos within the unit due to high losses, it is impossible without eyewitness confirmation to have a specific date of actual loss. By December 12, 1950, the unit was in reserve in the Hamhung-Hungnam area.

Awarded
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
United Nations Service Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge


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  • Created by: GraveHunter
  • Added: 19 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119004614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Samuel Elvon Watson (14 Jul 1931–12 Dec 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119004614, citing National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by GraveHunter (contributor 47976571) Unknown.