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Introduction to the Fatality Lists of
the Army at Chosin Reservoir, November 1950


FATALITY LIST OF THE 7TH DIVISION, FROM THE CHOSIN RESERVOIR -NOVEMBER 28TH 1950 - DECEMBER 6TH 1950-

The following lists actually came from one huge list, sent to me from Ray C. Vallowe. Ray sent for the list through The National Battle Monument Commission in DC, explaining he would like a list of the men killed at the Chosin reservoir. The following is that list, which I have broken into the separate Regiments.

Some may ask, Why are there differences in dates?
On the I Co Chosin site, I listed November 27th - December 12.

The Chinese started to attack about 1:00 A.M as most men were trying to sleep on the night of November 27th.

December 6th is an important date - most of the Army had made their way into Hagaru-ri, the town at the most southern point of the reservoir. The Army was no longer at the East of Chosin. More than half of the men of the 31st RCT had perished, and the survivors walked through the zero degree below temperatures and enemy fire to make it to Hagaru-ri. Most men who made their way to Hagaru-ri, of the 31st RCT were evacuated by air to Japan from wounds and frostbite injuries. Total evacuated - 900 men.

December 6th - December 12th was the break out to the coast as both Army and Marines were included. Out of the 31st, only 385 were able enough to join in the breakout with the Marines. I have included the date of the 12th on my site because I feel that the Army participated in the breakout; also many more men of the 31st RCT were lost during the breakout to the coast.