Payne, William George, HM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1950-1950, HM-0000, 7th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1950
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Richard Hopka (SW)(AW)(FMF), HM1 to remember Payne, William George, HM1.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
1443 Hudson Ave
Chicago, IL
(wife~Willa Mae Payne)

Casualty Date
Dec 01, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8

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Last Known Activity
In late November 1950, Payne was a medical specialist assigned to the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fighting against repeat Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) attacks in the area surrounding Yudam-ni, North Korea. Payne was killed during the fighting on Dec. 1, 1950 and was reportedly buried in a temporary cemetery at Yudam-ni.

Sailor Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Payne)

Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William G. Payne, killed during the Korean War, has now been accounted for on Sept 5, 2017

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

DPAA is appreciative to the Department of Veteran's Affairs for their partnership in this mission.

Payne's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the other MIAs from the Korean War.

UPDATE: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from the Korean War, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William G. Payne, 41, of Springfield, Missouri, accounted for on Aug. 9, 2017, will be buried May 11 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

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ABMC.GOV posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 432
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 Duty Stations
US NavyCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)7th Marine Regiment
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, USS Amick (DE-168)
  1945-1950, HM-0000, Standby Reserve - Inactive
  1950-1950, HM-0000, 7th Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 30, 1942, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 338-12-87
  Oct 03, 1943, Received on USS Amick From Receiving Station Norfolk, VA
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class
  Nov 08, 1944, Transferred from Receiving Station Houston, TX to USS LSM-101
  Nov 08, 1944, Commissioning Crew USS LMS-101
  Nov 01, 1945, Promoted to Pharmacist Mate 1st Class
  Nov 24, 1945, Transferred to PSC Great Lakes VIA USS AK-114 for Discharge to Reserves
  Sep 11, 2017, General Photos2
  Sep 21, 2018, Funeral Announcement for Sailor Killed in Korean War
 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1951, Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission
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