Corporal Jack Hohman of Anderson County, Tennessee was the son of Eugene Henry Hohman and Verna Louise Webber.

By mid-November 1950, U.S. and Allied forces had advanced to within approximately sixty miles of the Yalu River, the border between North Korea and China. On November 25, approximately 300,000 Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) “volunteers” suddenly and fiercely counterattacked after crossing the Yalu. The 2nd Infantry Division, located the farthest north of units at the Chongchon River, could not halt the CCF advance and was ordered to withdraw to defensive positions at Sunchon in the South Pyongan province of North Korea. As the division pulled back from Kunu-ri toward Sunchon, it conducted an intense rearguard action while fighting to break through well-defended roadblocks set up by CCF infiltrators. The withdrawal was not complete until December 1, and the 2nd Infantry Division suffered extremely heavy casualties in the process.

Corporal Jack Hohman, who joined the U.S. Army from Tennessee, served with the Headquarters Battery, 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was captured by enemy forces on December 1, 1950, as his unit provided direct fire support to 2nd Infantry Division troops withdrawing from Kunu-ri to Sunchon. He was marched with other prisoners to Camp 5 at Pyoktong, North Korea, where he died of incipient tuberculosis or pneumonia on April 30, 1951. Although he was buried near the camp, his remains were not identified among those returned to U.S. custody after the war. Today, Corporal Hohman is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Corporal Hohman was awarded 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.
Finding of Death date 30 April 1951.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 September 1932
  • Date of death: 1 December 1950
  • County: Anderson
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Top Panel
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