Unit Details

7th Infantry Division

Barr, David x. MajGen USA

Division Organization


CG Commanding General

Rank Name From To Status
  MGen    David Goodwin Barr      
             

ADC Assistant Division Commander

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Division Artillery

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CofS Chief of Staff

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G-1 Personnel

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G-2 Intelligence

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G-3 Plan sand Operations

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G-4 Logistics

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Regiments
 
  Regiment Sholder Patch
 
   
   

 

Division 1st Cav  2nd 3rd 7th 24th 25th 40th 45th    
Regiment                 187th RCT 5th RCT
5th Cavalry  5th                  
5th RCT                   5th RCT
 7th Cavalry  7th                  
 7th Infantry      7th              
 8th Cavalry  8th                  
 9th Infantry    9th                
 14th Infantry             14th        
 15th Infantry      15th              
 17th Infantry        17th            
 19th Infantry           19th          
 21st Infantry          21st          
 23rd Infantry    23rd                
 24th Infantry             24th        
 27th Infantry             27th        
 29th Infantry                      
 31st Infantry        31st            
 32nd Infantry        32nd            
 34th Infantry          34th          
 35th Infantry             35th        
 38th Infantry    38th                
 65th Infantry      65th              
 160th Infantry              160th      
 179th Infantry                179th    
 180th Infantry                180th    
187th RCT                 187th RCT  
 223rd Infantry              223rd      
 224th Infantry              224th      
 279th Infantry                279th    
Division 1st Cav  2nd 3rd 7th 24th 25th 40th 45th    
Regiment                 187th RCT 5th RCT
5th Cavalry  5th                  
5th RCT                   5th RCT
 7th Cavalry  7th                  
 7th Infantry      7th              
 8th Cavalry  8th                  
 9th Infantry    9th                
 14th Infantry             14th        
 15th Infantry      15th              
 17th Infantry        17th            
 19th Infantry           19th          
 21st Infantry          21st          
 23rd Infantry    23rd                
 24th Infantry             24th        
 27th Infantry             27th        
 29th Infantry                      
 31st Infantry        31st            
 32nd Infantry        32nd            
 34th Infantry          34th          
 35th Infantry             35th        
 38th Infantry    38th                
 65th Infantry      65th              
 160th Infantry              160th      
 179th Infantry                179th    
 180th Infantry                180th    
187th RCT                 187th RCT  
 223rd Infantry              223rd      
 224th Infantry              224th      
 279th Infantry                279th    

Army or Corps Organization

CG
ADC
G-1 Personnel
G-2 Intelligence
G-3 Plan sand Operations
Lieutenant Colonel Powhida
Colonel MacLean
G-4 Logistics

 

Regiments

 

 

USA 0017 17th Infantry Regiment

31st Infantry Regiment

 

32nd Infantry Regiment

 

007 ID
 
Dave Barr's 7th Infantry Division
7th INFANTRY DIVISION CG MGen David W. Barr ADC BGen Henry I. Hodes
 
Seventh Infantry Division had been the last large American occupation unit in Japan to be sent to Korea. It had never been up to strength, and the long delay in getting it to Korea had deprived it of many of the trained professionals who had filled its ranks in the early months of 1950; the division had served, for a time, as a man-power pool from which other units bound for Korea had filled their ranks. While large numbers of Regulars had arrived from the States to undertake the Inch'ŏn-Sŏul battles with the 7th Infantry Division, most of the new arrivals were recently inducted enlistees and draftees who had had the luck or misfortune to complete their basic training immediately prior to their shipment overseas. And approximately one in five of the division's line infantrymen was a South Korean, a man or a boy who had been dragooned into the service of his country by brute force.

ASSAULT 103

Though the professionals who staffed and led the regiments and battalions had had to struggle with their mixed manpower bag, they brought their units through Inch'ŏn-Sŏul with honor and acclaim. By the time 7th Infantry Division had been committed to the drive on the Yalu in northeastern Korea, it seemed a steady, seasoned combat force. Two of its regiments — the 31st and 32nd — had lost their colors to the Japanese in the Philippines in 1942, and both had been barred by tradition from service in the United States until they redeemed themselves. They had both done so in the Inch'ŏn-Sŏul fighting, and that boost had helped prepare them for the next round of battle. Or so it seemed. For no amount of training and time spent in combat could have prepared any group of soldiers for the ordeal that was to befall the thirty-five hundred members of 7th Infantry Division who passed through Hagaru-ri on November 26 and 27, 1950.


  17th Infantry
Herbert B. Powell's 17th
 
 
31st Infantry
Richard Ovenshine's 31st
Allan D. ("Mac") MacLean 31st
31st INFANTRY REGIMENT CO Col Allen D. MacLean (MIA,29Nov)
LCoI Barry K. Anderson (Acting)
S-3      LCol Barry K. Anderson 31st Tank Company
Capt Robert E. Drake
 
32nd Infantry
Charles Beauchamp's 32d
1st Battalion


 
Francis Carberry's 1/17
A/1/17
B/1/17
Earl Meredith's B Company
C/1/17
 
1/31
A
B
Baker Company, 31st Infantry CO Capt Charles L. Peckham (POW,30Nov)
C
D
1st Battalion
1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry CO LCol Don C. Faith
(KIA,lDec)—unit
disbanded
 
Lt.Col. Don Faith's 1/32
Acting CO Miller, Maj. Crosby P. Miller, USA
S-2 of the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry (Major Robert E. Jones
A/1/32
Lt. Cecil Smith
Platoon Leader
2nd Lt. Herbert E. Marshburn, Jr.
 
B/1/32
1st Sgt. Richard S. Luna,
C/1/32
Dale Seever,
Everett Smalley
Platoon Leader
James O. Mortrude,
2nd Platoon
2nd Lt. George E. Foster
HQ
A& P Platoon
First Lieutenant Henry Moore, A&P Platoon leader of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry
D
Captain Bigger
2nd Battalion
2/17
Denzil L. Baker's 2/17
 
2/31
Lt. Col. William Reidy's 2/31
2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry CO LCol William Reidy
E
F
G
H
2/32
Charles Mount's 2/32 
 
3rd Battalion
3/17
Robert B. Pridgen's 3/17
 
3/31
Lt. Col. William
Reilly's 3/31
3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry CO LCol William R. Reilly
(WIA,28 and 3ONov)
Maj Harvey Storms
(KIA,lDec)
Maj Carl G. Witte (WIA,6Dec)-unit disbanded
 
I
 J
 K
 L
Private Edward E. Bilyou,
3/32
Heinrich Schumann's 3/32
 
57th FAB
57th Field Artillery Battalion CO LCol Ray O. Embree (WIA,27Nov)
LCol Robert J. Tolly (NBC,1 Dec)—unit disbanded
 
A Battery
Lieutenant Thomas J. Patton, of A Battery
Captain Hodge, of A Battery,
B Battery C Battery
123 AAA
McClymont's AAA AW weapons