Biddle, Earl Glenn, HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1950-1951, HM-0000, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/5)
Service Years
1948 - 1951
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lafayette, IN
Last Address
Lafayette, IN

Casualty Date
Jun 08, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Davis Cemetery - Green Hill, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/5)
  1950-1951, HM-0000, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
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  Jan 08, 1948, Service Entry Date and Serial Number
  Jun 16, 2012, General Photos2
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Last Known Activity

Navy Hospital Corpsman Biddle was attached to Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was shot in the head near Kaa-ri, Korea while tending his wounded comrades on June 6, 1951
   
Comments/Citation
I served as a Corpsman in the same Company as Biddle and am glad I am able to supply this information to his family. Biddle was a U.S.N. Medical Corpsman (field technician) attached to the U.S.M.C. - Fleet Marine Force. The combat unit we served with was: 2nd Platoon - Baker Co. 1st Bn - 5th Marines 1st Marine Division

I cannot recall or never knew our exact location the day he died, 6-8-51. I do know that on 6-1-51, we were at or near the village of Iuje. We moved north to the vicinity of the Hwachon reservoir and were at the "Punch Bowl" on 6-4-51. For the next several days we moved to different positions in the area that was called the Charwon Valley which is in North Korea. On 6-8-51, we were on a hill position and in a firefight with Chinese troops (CCF). It was mid-morning when Biddle was wounded in the left side of the head. As soon as we could, using So. Korean litter bearers. we moved him down the hill to the Bn. Aide Station. I went with him. He died there before he could be evacuated by helicopter to a field hospital. He never regained consciousness after being hit.

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