Vaughan, Jack Eugene, HN

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Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1950-1950, HN-0000, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1948 - 1950
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Camp Pendleton, Ca.

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1950
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Not Specified
Korean War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon Combat Medical Badge

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2016, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1948, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILLNaval Hospital Great Lakes, ILField Medical Training Battalion (Cadre) Camp Pendleton, CA
1st Medical Bn1st Marine Regiment1st Marine DivisionCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1948-1948, HR-0000, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1948-1949, HA-0000, Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1949-1950, HN-0000, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
  1950-1950, HN-0000, Field Medical Training Battalion (Cadre) Camp Pendleton, CA
  1950-1950, HN-0000, 1st Medical Bn
  1950-1950, HN-0000, 1st Marine Regiment
  1950-1950, HN-0000, 1st Marine Division
  1950-1950, HN-0000, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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".


Jack is my Father's older cousin. My father still speaks often of Jack with great fondness. He was so young when he lost his life. If anyone knew Jack and has anything to share, it would be greatly appreciated. We would like to bring him home (where he belongs) to be buried. Thank you and God Bless!   Jack is not forgotten!! (even 2 generations later by family who never had the privilege of meeting him). Please, if you know anything about Jack, any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless.

We love you Jack!

Max, Deborah, and Kyle


We just found out that Jack is buried in San Diego thanks to the Korean War Project. We never would have found out what happened to our beloved Jack's remains had it not been for the work of Ted and Hal (Korean War Project).

We are thankful for the Korean War Project and all they do for the lost and their families.

Jack was my Father's cousin, yet he was like a big brother to him. Jack was a kind young man with a big heart.

We love you Jack! You will forever be in our hearts, and the ultimate sacrafice you made will never be forgotten.

Max, Murlayna, Deborah, and Kyle

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