Edward G. Flanagan

Korean War
Service #O-2021208
UnitC CO 27 INF 25 DIV
RankFirst Lieutenant U.S. Army
Date of DeathOctober 13 1952
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Distinguished Service Cross
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Flanagan was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
First Lieutenant Flanagan was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on August 1, 1952 and returned to duty on September 5, 1952. He was Killed in Action while leading volunteers from the 1st Battalion in an attack on Hill 1052 (Sandbag Castle) in the Satae-ri Valley, North Korea when he was killed by small arms fire on October 13, 1952. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.