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RURIE TYREE ABSHIRE, JR

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NameRURIE TYREE ABSHIRE, JR
Serial Number1135580
Highest RankPFC
Service BranchMarine Corps
War/ActionKorean War
Date of Birth1/2/1931
Place of BirthColorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Home TownCOLORADO SPRINGS
Date of Death5/29/1951
Place of DeathKorea
Place of Burial
CircumstancesKILLED IN ACTION
BiographyPrivate First Class Abshire was a member of the 4.2" Mortar Company, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on May 29, 1951. Private First Class Abshire was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
InscriptionPanel: 20, Column: 2, Row: 16
Added to Database5/21/2001
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