James Edward O'Malley

Korean War
Service #12310042
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Date of DeathSeptember 1 1950
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
Private First Class O'Malley was awarded 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.
Private First Class O'Malley was a rifleman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously Wounded in Action by the enemy in South Korea on August 11, 1950 and returned to duty on August 14, 1950. He was Killed in Action while defending Hill 209 on "Bloody Ridge" along the Naktong River bulge in South Korea on September 1, 1950.