Billie L. Gaskins

Korean War
Service #15415709
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Date of DeathAugust 11 1950
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Silver Star
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
For his leadership and valor, Private First Class Gaskins was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, 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 Gaskins was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while gallantly fighting the enemy near Sangmum-ni, South Korea on August 11, 1950.