Davis, Nubern Delbert, 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
1950-1951, HM-0000, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
Service Years
1945 - 1951
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Casualty Date
May 17, 1951
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Korea, North
Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1945, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A SchoolBalboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)Field Medical Training Battalion (Cadre) Camp Pendleton, CA3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
  1946-1946, HA-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School
  1946-1949, HM-0000, Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)
  1949-1950, HM-0000, Field Medical Training Battalion (Cadre) Camp Pendleton, CA
  1950-1951, HM-0000, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
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                            1st Marine Division


After the liberation of Seoul, the division was put back on ships and taken to the eastern side of the Korean peninsula and put ashore at Wonsan. As part of X Corps commanded by Army Major General Edward Almond the division was ordered to push north towards the Yalu River as fast as possible.   The then commanding officer of the division, Major General O.P. Smith, did not agree with his superiors and had become convinced that they were stretched thin and that the Chinese Forces had entered the war. He purposely slowed his advance and consolidated along the way at every opportunity.   The 1st Marine Division was attacked by ten Chinese infantry divisions on 27 November 1950. They fought their way out of the Chosin Reservoir against seven Communist Chinese divisions suffering over 900 killed and missing, over 3,500 wounded and more than 6,500 non-battle casualties mostly from frostbite during the battle. The greater part of the Chinese 9th Army was rendered ineffective as they suffered an estimated 37,500 casualties trying to stop the Marines' march out of the "Frozen Chosin".

Beginning in early 1951 the division participated in several UN (UN) offensives in east-central Korea. This was followed by defending against the Chinese spring offensive composed of over 500,000 troops.




                  NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMAN

                             HQ SVC CO

                       1ST MARINE DIVISION


                         HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)

                  DATE OF LOSS: MAY 17, 1951

                   SERVICE NUMBER: 3818502

                   BORN: DECEMBER 21, 1927


                        MONMOUTH, OR

Hospital Corpsman First Class Davis was a member of the U.S. Navy serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades on May 17, 1951 from multiple fragment wounds.

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