Hello Ms. Kropf,
Here is some information below If this is your father without knowing were he was born I came up with this in the NARA AAD database. If he was from New York than this is your man. Looks like he was injured early in the war and returned to duty (RTD). Found another guy below this one and he is from Kentucky. Please confirm....Field Title
NAME OF CASUALTY GARDINER BENJAMIN GARDINER BENJAMIN SERVICE PREFIX AND NUMBER RA12371023 RA12371023 GRADE PFC Private First Class GRADE CODE 6 Private First Class BRANCH IN Infantry PLACE OF CASUALTY LN North Korea Sector DAY OF CASUALTY 7 7 MONTH OF CASUALTY 10 OCTOBER YEAR OF CASUALTY A 1951 STATE OF RESIDENCE 23 New York COUNTY OF RESIDENCE 065 Oneida TYPE OF CASUALTY RTD Returned to Duty (FECOM) PREVIOUS/DETAIL CODE OF CASUALTY 4 Seriously wounded in action by missile CASUALTY GROUP CODE F Returned to Duty (FECOM) PLACE OF DISPOSITION LN North Korea DAY OF DISPOSITION 11 11 BLANK MONTH OF DISPOSITION 0 Oct YEAR OF DISPOSITION A 1951 YEAR OF BIRTH MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODE 04745 Light Weapons Infantryman TROOP PROGRAM SEQUENCE NUMBER 07002 IN DIV - 2ND TROOP PROGRAM SEQUENCE NUMBER ELEMENT SEQUENCE 60 IN DIV INF REGT UNIT 0038 0038 RACE CODE OR RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 White COMPONENT 1 USA - RA (Reg Army) LINE OF DUTY DISPOSITION OF EVACUATIONS Benjiman E Gardner Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 12 Apr 1951 Event Place: South Korea Casualty Detail Note: Seriously wounded in action by missile Casualty Type: Returned to Duty (FECOM) Military Casualty Group: Returned to Duty (FECOM) Military Disposition Date: 22 May 1951 Military Disposition Place: Japan Military Rank: Private E-2 Military Specialty: Light Weapons Infantryman Service Number: US52018458 Military Service Branch: Infantry Program Sequence: IN DIV - 24TH Program Element: IN DIV INF REGT Component: AUS - 21 Months Race: White Residence Place: Kentucky, United States
Hope this helps,
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Hello again Mr. Schneider,
My fathers middle name is Edwin. He was born January 22, 1931 in Sauquoit, New York. Maybe this will help further?
Thank you for any continued help,
Have a good day. Be safe out there!
Thank you for additional information. The first post sent is correct here it is again if you have not seen in my previous post. The information here how he was wounded in action and RTD Return to Duty.
Please also try seeking 2nd Infantry Division 38th Infantry Regiment records that may have general orders that you can obtain his awarding him a purple heart and perhaps a bronze star. Please also follow the link for the 38th Infantry Command reports for October 1951 the month that he was wounded.
Benjamin Gardiner Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 07 Oct 1951 Event Place: North Korea Sector Casualty Detail Note: Seriously wounded in action by missile Casualty Type: Returned to Duty (FECOM) Military Casualty Group: Returned to Duty (FECOM) Military Disposition Date: 11 Oct 1951 Military Disposition Place: North Korea Military Rank: Private First Class Military Specialty: Light Weapons Infantryman Service Number: RA12371023 Military Service Branch: Infantry Program Sequence: IN DIV - 2ND Program Element: IN DIV INF REGT Component: USA - RA (Reg Army) Race: White Residence Place: New York, United States
Wow! Thank you so much. I've never seen anything like this. Of course alot of it is over my head but it is really awesome. I'll have to look up some of the abbreviations to understand it better. My boys will really love it to be sure.
What a wonderful discovery this site is! Connecting with you has been pretty wonderful too.
Stay well, Diana Kropf