Stacy, C. B., 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
1950-1950, HM-0000, 1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/1)
Service Years
1948 - 1950
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dallas
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon




 Ribbon Bar

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 127
 Duty Stations
1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/1)
  1950-1950, HM-0000, 1st Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                                 1st Marine Division

                     

Following the end of World War II and the postwar draw down of forces, by 1950 the division only possessed the strength of a reinforced regimental combat team.   The division would be assembled on the battle field and would participate in the amphibious assault at Inchon under the orders of General MacArthur.   "The Old Breed" was the unit chosen to lead the Inchon landing on 15 September 1950. At Inchon, the division faced one of its most daunting challenges, deploying so hurriedly it still lacked its third infantry regiment and ordered to execute an amphibious assault in a city the size of Omaha, Nebraska under the worst tidal conditions they had ever faced. After the landing they moved north and after heavy fighting in Seoul they liberated the city.

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

 

   
Comments/Citation

Hospital Corpsman Stacy was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation w/star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal w/star, the ROK Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Korean Medal, and the ROK War Service Medal.



 By JACK DEDRICK

Hospital Corpsman Stacy was a member of H Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was on a mechanized patrol in the Kumdong Valley near Majon-ni North Korea when it was ambushed and he was seriously wounded tending wounded and died of those wounds on November 2, 1950. Gil Heyblom remembers him being in Japan and playing a piano in early September. Gil said Stacy was a terrific piano player and had blond hair.


   
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