Walter Corlett Fort

Korean War
Service #16316017
UnitF CO 38 INF 2 DIV
RankCorporal U.S. Army
Date of DeathAugust 31 1951
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Prisoner of War Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Corporal Fort was awarded the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, 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.
Corporal Fort was a member of member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on November 30, 1950 and returned to duty on January 15, 1951. He was seriously wounded again in South Korea on February 12, 1951 and returned on April 8, 1951. He was taken Prisoner of War on May 18 1951 and died near the 38th Parallel from malnutrition and lack of medical attention on August 31, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.