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First American Soldier Killed in Korean War, in Action near Osan

Accession Number: 2007-433

First American Soldier Killed in Korean War, in Action near Osan

 8x10 inches (21x26 cm), Black and White
Description: Members of the 24th Infantry Division, first United States ground units to reach the front, go into action against North Korean forces at the village of Sojong-Ni, near Osan. At right is Private First Class Kenneth Shadrick, who was killed by enemy fire a few moments after this photo was made, thus becoming the first United States soldier to die in the Korean campaign.
Date: July 5, 1950
Related Collection: President's Secretary's Files
ARC Keywords: Korean War, 1950-1953; Soldiers
HST Keywords: Korean War - General File
People Pictured: Shadrick, Kenneth
Rights: Public Domain - This item is in the public domain and can be used freely without further permission.

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Credit: Sgt. Charles R. Turnbull, United States Army.
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