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MAJESKE, LEROY EMIL [Capt G35thIR

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CPT LEROY EMIL MAJESKE

SILVER STAR

35TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

G CO 2 BN

ARMY

HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)

DATE OF LOSS: SEPTEMBER 1, 1950

SERVICE NUMBER: O-0050733

BORN: SEPTEMBER 19, 1924

HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

BAY CITY, MICHIGAN

BAY COUNTY

LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: PUSAN PERIMETER - SOUTHWEST

TOWN OR AREA: NAM RIVER - KUHE-RI

BURIAL LOCATION

GREEN RIDGE CEMETERY, BAY CITY, MI

Comments: USMA Class of 1947, Captain Majeske was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 1, 1950.

KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 18318

 

At 1145, the enemy had almost reached the crest of the hill, and only the narrow space covered by the air identification panel separated the two forces. A few minutes later Majeske was killed, and 2nd Lt. George Roach, commanding the 3d Platoon, [G Company  2nd Battalion 35th Infantry] again reported the desperate situation and asked for an air strike.

The Air Force delivered the strike on the enemy-held side of the hill, and this checked the assaults. But by this time many enemy troops had captured and occupied foxholes in the platoon position and from them they threw grenades into other parts of the position. One of the grenades killed Lieutenant Roach early in the afternoon. SFC Junius Poovey, a squad leader, now assumed command. In this close fight, one of the heroes was Cpl. Hideo Hashimoto, a Japanese-American, who edged himself forward and threw grenades into the enemy holes, some of them only ten to fifteen feet away.