R.I.P. Army Corporal George A. Perreault.
Cpl. George A. Perreault
Army Corporal George A. Perreault, of Burlington, Vermont, was 20 years old when he was killed in fighting during the Korean War.
A member of Support Force 21, assigned to Headquarters Battery, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, he was participating in support for the Republic of Korean Army (ROKA) attacks on units of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the Central Corridor of South Korea.
On February 11, 1951, the CPVF launched a counterattack against the ROKA regiment which forced the Koreans to withdraw, leaving the Americans to fight alone at Changbong-ni until they withdrew as well.
After a prolonged attack from the Chinese, the Support Force had to abandon Hoengsong and move toward Wonju. Perreault was unaccounted for at Wonju and was declared to be missing in action on February…
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