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Second Lieutenant James L. Ables

James Lathem Ables born 16 February 1926 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas to Ruby Alice Lathem (b. 1903 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas - d. 1983 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) age 22 and James Olenthus Ables (b. 1899 Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas - d. 1966 Oakland, Alameda County, California) age 27.

1930 Census age 4 living in Brown County, Texas with his Mother, Grandparents John and Allie Lathem. 1935 living in JP1 Brown County, Texas. 1940 Census age 14 living in JP1 Brown County, Texas with Mother and Stepfather Thurman Cole. Graduated from Brownwood High School class of 1943 and went to the University of Texas in Austin. Registered for the draft at Brown County, Texas on 27 October 1945 while living at 2009 First St. Brownwood, Brown County, Texas and being a student at the University of Texas in Austin and listed his mother, Ruby Lathem Cole 2009 First St. Brownwood, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Worked for a congressman in Washington, D.C. 1948 to 1950. Married Miss Beverly Randolph Coleman (b. 1929 Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas) on 2 September 1949 in Nueces County, Texas. On 26 July 1950, 2Lt Ables was activated at Austin with the USMC Reserves 15th Infantry Battalion and listed his wife, Mrs Beverly Ables of Corpus Christi, Texas, as his next of kin contact. In October 1950, 2Lt Ables was at Camp Pendleton with the USMC Training and Replacement Command. In April 1951, 2Lt Ables was at Pearl Harbor then South Korea with the 5th Marines. [nba] .

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[Marines] Second Lieutenant James L. Ables 050428 US Marine Corps Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division Fleet Marine Force. On 21-23 April 1951, the 5th Marines were in the vicinity of Hwachon, north of the 38th parallel, when they had contact with the enemy and suffered casualties. Soon after they were ordered to withdraw south of the 38th parallel to the area of Hongchon. 2Lt Ables was killed in action on 29 April 1951 by gunshot or small arms fire, according to some official reports, but the casualty is not recorded in the 5th Marines record for that date.[1] He was buried in a temporary grave until 1952 when his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the Greenleaf Cemetery at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. [1-5th Marine Regiment - Historical diary↗ - April 1951, seek pages 30-41.]

KIA 29 Apr 1951


Master Sergeant Floyd D. Ashcraft
Can't find how he was connected to Bangs, Brown County, Texas. If you know please contact me.

Floyd Denver Ashcraft born 27 February 1918 in Indiana to Avis Elma Duncan (b. 1891 Manchester, Adams County, Ohio - d. 1977 Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois) Age 27 and Durward Dudley Ashcraft (b. 1891 Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky - d. 1968 Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois) Age 27.

1920 Census age 2 living in Sullivan Township, Livingston County, Illinois with his parents, a sister and a brother. 1930 Census age 13 living in Forrest, Livingston County, Illinois with his parents, four sisters and a brother. 1935 living same place. 1940 Census age 23 living in Franklin, Ripley County, Indiana in the home of Gorden and Lena Arnold as their cousin, and working as a farmhand. Enlisted in the US Army on 27 June 1940. Married Billie L. and I could not find anything about her. Floyd D. Ashcraft asn-07033233 a married white male born Indiana in 1918 residing in Brown County, Texas working as a tinsmith with one year of college education reenlisted from the Air National Guard into the US Army Air Corps as a Master Sergeant at MacDill Field, Florida on 25 April 1946. [nba] . He may be related to the Dr. Elijah J. Ashcraft buried in the Greenleaf Cemetery at Brownwood, Texas who was a doctor in Bangs, Texas at the time Floyd was at College age, nothing concrete.

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[AirForce] Master Sergeant Floyd D. Ashcraft 7033233 US Air Force 30th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, Andersen AFB, Guam. Deployed to Kadena AB, Okinawa. He was onboard B-29A 44-61835↗ 'Dragon Lady' out of Kadena Airfield on 31 October 1951 on a combat bombing mission to a target in North Korea. The B-29 aircraft exploded shortly after take-off, 40 miles north of Kadena near the island of Izena Shima, when its number three engine caught fire and blew a wing off. All but two crew members perished in the crash. The remains of MSgt Ashcraft and seven other crewmen were recovered and identified. These eight were placed in four caskets and repatriated to America where they were interred together in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri on 6 May 1952 in Group Burial AF-1SF.

DNB 31 Oct 1951


Corporal Joe E. Barnes

Joe Edward Barnes born 9 March 1931 in De Leon, Comanche County, Texas to Lillie Pearl Hazzard (b. 1888 Mississippi - d. 1976 De Leon, Comanche County, Texas) age 43 and Jess Louis Barnes (b. 1882 Comyn, Comanche County, Texas - d. 1945 Gorman, Eastland County, Texas) age 48.

1935 living in JP4 Comanche County, Texas. 1940 Census age 9 living in JP4 Comanche County, Texas with his parents, five brothers and a sister. Joined the US Army on 13 September 1951 and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman in Hawaii. He received a furlough in May 1952 and visited his family and friends in Comyn. He left Comyn at the end of May 1952 heading for Japan and then to South Korea and the combat zone. [nba] .

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[Army] Corporal Joe E. Barnes 54013946 US Army 23rd Infantry Regiment 2nd Infantry Division. The Chinese had not attempted to take 'Old Baldy' again until the U.S. 2nd Division relieved the 45th Division during mid July. The Chinese took advantage of the relief as they mounted two attacks on the night of 17 July 1952 in strengths exceeding a reinforced battalion. Through quick reinforcement of the Old Baldy outpost and heavy close defensive fires, E and F Companies, 23rd Infantry Regiment, who were defending the hill managed to repel the first Chinese assault. But the second won a foothold on the slopes which the Chinese reinforced and then exploited. Chinese artillery and mortar fire became very intense; then the Chinese infantry followed up swiftly and seized the crest. Counterattacks by the 23d Regiment supported by air strikes and artillery and mortar fire, did not succeed in driving the Chinese from the newly won positions. Cpl Barnes was killed in action on 18 July 1952 in the Chinese counter-attack on hill 266 Old Baldy near Chorwon, North Korea. His bodily remains were repatriated to America and buried in the Comyn Cemetery at Comyn, Comanche County, Texas.

KIA 18 Jul 1952


Private First Class Thomas C. Bruce

Thomas Charles Bruce born 28 July 1931 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California to Thelma Helena Edmondson (b. 1912 San Saba County, Texas - d. 1990 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) Age 19 and Luther Herman Bruce (b. 1903 Terra Haute, Putnam County, Missouri - d. 1974 Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri) Age 28.

1935 living in Jackson Township, Putnam, Putnam County, Missouri. 1940 Census age 8 living in Jackson Township, Putnam, Putnam County, Missouri with his parents, a sister and a brother. Graduated from the Unionville High School. Enlisted in the US Marine Corps on 7 November 1949 at Houston, Texas, and listed his mother, of Goldthwaite, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Trained at the Marine Recruit Training Depot at San Diego, California, and then at the Marine Corps Base at Parris Island, South Carolina. [nba] .

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[Marines] Private First Class Thomas C. Bruce 1100294 US Marine Corps Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. From 1-11 December 1950 this battalion was engaged in combat operations in the rugged mountainous terrain of the CHOSIN Reservoir Area in snow and sub-zero temperature against Chinese Communist Forces. Troops of RCT-5 and RCT-7 were fed hot food and rested at HAGARU-RI on 4-5 December 1950. At first light on 6 December 1950, RGT-7 jumped off in the attack to the south to close KOTO-RI. The Division CP displaced from HAGARU-RI to KOTO-RI at 1420 6 December 1950. By late ln the afternoon of 7 December 1950 all units from HAGARU-RI had closed KOTO-RI. Extenslon of the liaison airfield at KOTO-RI to accomodate C-47 aircraft permitted the evacuation of casualties from KOTO-RI.[1] Pfc was killed in action on 7 December 1950 by an Explosive Device (Grenade, Mine, Booby Trap, etc.) in the vicinity of Koto-ri↗, North Korea. His bodily remains were repatriated to America and buried in the Parsons Cemetery at Putnam County, Missouri. [1-https://www.koreanwar2.org/kwp2/usmc/001/M001_CD01_1950_10_1.pdf]

KIA 7 Dec 1950


Corporal Elton Ray Buchanan

Elton Ray Buchanan born 13 November 1929 in Sipe Springs, Comanche County, Texas to Mary Quimby Haile (b. 1908 Sipe Springs, Comanche County, Texas - d. 1988 Hockley County, Texas) age 21 and Sammie Brown Buchanan (b. 1887 Erath County, Texas - d. 1946 Collin County, Texas) age 42.

1930 Census [Eldon] age 5 months living in JP4 Callahan County, Texas with his parents, one brother, one sister and a brother-in-law. 1935 living in JP4 Callahan County, Texas. 1940 Census age 10 living in JP4 Callahan County, Texas with his parents, two brothers, and two sisters. The family removed to Hockley County, Texas and Elton probably graduated from Levelland High School class of 1946 or 1947. He worked for the same Levelland ice cream plant as his mother in 1948. He was working as a rural Levelland routeman for the McIlhaney Dairy as listed in a 1950 Lubbock city directory. On 8 February 1951, Elton was inducted during the Korean War into the US Army and listed his mother, Mrs Mary Buchanan of 200 Pine Street, Levelland, Hockley County, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Elton was trained with the 47th Infantry Division at the Army's Fort Rucker in Alabama and had attained the rank of Corporal.

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[Army] Corporal Elton Ray Buchanan 54039406 US Army 125th Infantry Regiment 47th Infantry Division Camp Rucker Alabama. The 47th "Viking" Division had participated in Exercise Long Horn during March 1952 at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas. Cpl Buchanan had finished the exercise and was on a 15 day furlough when he was instantly killed in a highway auto accident in Cochran County near Lahman where his car missed a curve and overturned at 10:30 p.m. on 21 April 1952. Cochran County is the county west of Levelland and Hockley County in the Texas panhandle. His body was shipped to Sipe Springs, Comanche County, Texas and interred at the Sipe Springs Cemetery on or about 25 April 1952.

DNB 21 Apr 1952


Private Milton Lee Cagle

Milton Lee Cagle born 14 September 1928 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas to Elsie Hazel Glover(b.23 April 1900 • Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas-d.11 December 1993 • Taylor County, Texas)Age 28 and Vernon Clarence Cagle(b.30 March 1901 • Carbon, Eastland County, Texas-d.3 February 1992 • Taylor County, Texas)Age 27.

1935 living in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. 1940 census Age 11 living with his parents and siblings in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. He had graduated from Big Spring High School class of 1945 and then went on to study at Texas A&M College. His parents moved to Sweetwater about 1945. Registered for the WW2 draft at Brazos County, Texas for the local board of Nolan County, Texas on 20 September 1946 while residing at 603 Canfil, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas and being a student at Texas A&M College, College Station, Brazos County, Texas and listed his father, Mr. V. C. Cagle of Sweetwater, Texas, as his next of kin contact. He worked for the US Gypsum Company at Sweetwater before his induction. He had close relatives residing in Comanche County, Texas. He was drafted into the Army on 11 October 1950 and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman stateside and in Japan before being sent to Korea on 28 March 1951. .

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[Army] Private Milton Lee Cagle 54026223 US Army Company G 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment 2nd Infantry Division. Pvt Cagle's unit was engaged with enemy forces in the vicinity of Togol, Korea on 8 April 1951. His unit was assigned the mission of attacking a well-entrenched and determined enemy force. As the men advanced, they were suddenly pinned down by intense automatic-weapons fire from a camouflaged enemy bunker. Seeing that his comrades were in extreme danger, Pvt Cagle moved forward. Although wounded by the point-blank fire, he crawled close enough to the enemy position to silence the weapon with grenades. He was killed in the gallant and heroic action. His remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the family plot in the Stag Creek Cemetery at Sidney, Comanche County, Texas on Friday 21 September 1951. Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart.

KIA 8 Apr 1951


Sergeant Jack W. Cochran

Jack Wilton Cochran born 17 October 1929 in Okra, Eastland County, Texas to Myrle Adena Murray (b. 1912 Okra, Eastland County, Texas - d. 1997 Dallas County, Texas) age 17 and Jack C. Cochran (b.1905 Switzerland or Texas-d. unknown) Age 24.

1930 Census age 5 months living in JP5 Eastland County, Texas with his mother as a widow, in the home of his grandmother Alma Murray and her three sons. 1935 living in JP7 Eastland County, Texas. 1940 Census age 10 living in JP7 Eastland County, Texas with his mother and stepfather R B Erwin, a brother and a sister. Attended the Pasadena Junior College in 1949. Concerning the news article of 3 September 1950, if the Jack Cochran mentioned is his father that would explain why his father had disappeared. If it was the son, this Jack Cochran, he may have agreed to go straight into the Army instead of jail. He trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman. [nba] .

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[Army] Sergeant Jack W. Cochran 18196488 US Army Company A 1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment Infantry 1st Cavalry Division. He was a Light Weapons Infantry Leader within the A Company. Once the dynamic attacks and counterattacks by UN and Chinese forces were spent, the 5th Cavalry Regiment was then part of the 'see-saw' fighting against the Communists for control of strategic hills and ridges across Korea. This static warfare was costly and frustrating. During one of the UN major fall campaigns, on 25 October 1951, A Company, 5th Cavalry was engaged in a desperate fight for control of a hill against the Communist Chinese Forces when Sgt Cochran was killed in action. Initially, he was reported as missing His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Rising Star Cemetery at Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas on Sunday 6 July 1952.

KIA 25 Oct 1951


Corporal Billie W. Cox

Billie Wayne Cox born 14 May 1927 in Strawn, Palo Pinto County, Texas to Ida Eulala Cowart (b. 1908 Cisco, Eastland County, Texas - d. 1977 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas) Age 20 and Sam Cox (b. unknown-d. ~California).

1930 Census age 2 living in Abilene, JP1 Taylor County, Texas with his mother who is married and working in a produce company, they are in the home of Fannie Aemfie and three children as roomers. 1935 living in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. School enrollment at Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma on 21 January 1938 by his step-father, A M Casselman, with his age 10, date of birth 14 May 1928. 1940 census age 12 living in Cookson Township, Cherokee County, Oklahoma with his mother, step-father A M Castleman and two step-brothers. School enrollment at Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma on 18 January 1942 by his mother, Ida Casselman, with his age 14, date of birth 14 May 1928. His family, the Casselmans, moved to Denton Valley, Callahan County, Texas where he attended Denton High School. He registered for the WW2 draft at Baird, Callahan County, Texas on 14 May 1945 while living at c/oA M Casselman Route.2 Clyde, Callahan County, Texas and working for his step-father at Clyde and listed his step-father, A M Casselman Route.2 Clyde, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Billie W. Cox asn-38774158 a single white male born Texas 1927 residing in Callahan County, Texas working as a tinsmith with 2 years of high school education enlisted from reserves into active duty with the US Army Infantry as a private at Camp Roberts, California on 6 December 1945. Served three years in Germany. He was trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman. [nba] .

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[Army] Corporal Billie W. Cox 38774158 US Army 5th Cavalry Regiment Infantry 1st Cavalry Division. On 18 July 1950, the 1st Cavalry Division was ordered to Korea and landed at Pohang-dong, 80 miles north of Pusan, and 25 miles south of the communist North Korean forces. Over the next few days, a defensive line was formed at Hwanggan, and the 5th Cavalry relieved elements of the battered 25th Infantry Division on the line. This line became known as the Pusan Perimeter, and the troopers held on for over 50 days against unrelenting North Korean attacks. When Operation Chromite was launched on 15 September 1950 at Inchon, pressure was relieved from the 1st Cavalry Division positions, allowing them to take the offensive. Cpl Cox was killed in action on 22 September 1950 by the communist North Korean forces in South Korea north of Hwanggan, North Chungcheong, South Korea. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Elmwood Memorial Park at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

KIA 22 Sep 1950


Captain Odean T. Cox

O'Dean Thomas Cox born on 6 July 1921 at Bibb, Comanche County, Texas to Ila May Fielder(b.1897 Comanche, Comanche County, Texas-d.1985 Austin, Travis County, Texas)Age 24 and George William Cox(b.1900 Texas-d.1963 Waco, McLennan County, Texas)Age 22.

1930 census Age 9 living with his mother, four brothers and two sisters near Sipe Springs, JP6 Comanche County, Texas. 1935 living in the Waco State Home at Waco, McLennan County, Texas. 1940 census Age 18 living with three brothers and two sisters in the Waco State Home at Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Odean T. Cox asn-20809238 a single white male born Texas 1920 residing in McLennan County, Texas being a student with 2 years of high school education was activated from the National Guard into the US Army Infantry as a Private at Waco, McLennan County, Texas on 25 November 1940. He served in WW2 with the 36th Infantry Division as a Sergeant then a First Lieutenant O-2055220 and was awarded the Silver Star Medal. Captain Cox was the C.O. of Company K 143rd Infantry, which wore the Distinguished Unit Badge. .

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[Army] Captain Odean T. Cox O-0060340 US Army Company L 3rd Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division. Captain Cox was a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division acting Field Communications Chief. The Battle of Chochiwon was an early engagement between United States and North Korean forces during the Korean War, taking place in the villages of Chonui and Chochiwon in western South Korea on 10–12 July 1950. After three days of intense fighting, the battle ended in a North Korean victory. Capt Cox was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Chochiwon, South Korea on 12 July 1950. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Rosemound Cemetery at Waco, McLennan County, Texas on Saturday 26 May 1951. Silver Star & 2 OLC from WW2, Bronze Star & 1 OLC from WW2, Purple Heart from WW2 & Korean War.

KIA 12 Jul 1950


Corporal Jimmie M. Crawley

Jimmie Max Crawley born 3 October 1929 near Gorman, Eastland County, Texas to Mirtis Modell Wood (b. 1911 Rural Comanche County, Texas - d. 2002 Gorman, Eastland County, Texas) age 17 and Roy Brown Crawley (b. 1903 Eastland County, Texas - d. 1981 Ranger, Eastland County, Texas) age 26.

1930 Census age 7 months living in JP5 Eastland County, Texas with his parents and a sister. 1935 living in Rural Eastland County, Texas. 1940 Census age 10 living in JP5 Eastland County, Texas with his parents and two sisters. Graduated from the Gorman High School then attended Ranger Junior College. He was attending the Midwestern University when he entered the US Army on 8 October 1951. Trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman and went overseas in March 1952. [nba] .

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[Army] Corporal Jimmie M. Crawley 54013949 US Army 32nd Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division. The 7th Infantry Division's Operation Showdown↗ launched in the early morning hours of 14 October 1952, with the 31st Infantry and 32nd Infantry at the head of the attack. The target of the assault was the Triangle Hill complex in Gumbang-ri, North Korea. The 7th Infantry Division remained in the Triangle Hill area until the end of October. Cpl Crawley was seriously wounded by mortar shrapnel while carrying wounded comrades to safety on 15 October 1952 and he died of the wound on the same day. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, Eastland County, Texas on Friday 19 December 1952.

DOW 15 Oct 1952


Private First Class Roland W. Cullins

Roland Walter Cullins born 15 April 1924 in Coleman, Coleman County, Texas to Alice Lee Reed (b. 1892 Rockwall, Rockwall County, Texas - d. 1971 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) age 31 and Albert Bryan Cullins (b. 1885 Bell County, Texas - d. 1973 Bangs, Brown County, Texas) age 39.

1930 Census age 6 living in JP1 Coleman County, Texas with his parents, three brothers and three sisters. 1935 living in JP3 Coleman County, Texas. 1940 Census age 16 living in JP3 Coleman County, Texas with his parents, a brother and two sisters. Registered for the WW2 draft (name on draft card is Walter Roland Cullins signed Roland Cullins) at Coleman, Coleman County, Texas on 30 June 1942 while living at Fisk, Coleman County, Texas and working for Hubert Taylor at Fisk and listed his father, A. B. Cullins of Fisk, Texas, as his next of kin contact. He was inducted into the Army in 1948 and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman. He received a dependency discharge to help support his parents and assigned to the Enlisted Reserve Corps. He was called into active duty on 15 October 1950. [nba] .

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[Army] Private First Class Roland W. Cullins 54010108 US Army Company L 3rd Battalion 35th Infantry Regiment 25th Infantry Division. After a month and a half of planning and reorganization, a new offensive was launched on 25 January 1951, and succeeded in recapturing Inchon and Kimpo Air Base. This was the first of several successful assaults on the PVA/KPA. The division next participated in Operation Ripper, during which it drove the PVA across the Han River. Success continued with Operations Dauntless and Piledriver in early 1951. These offensives secured part of the Iron Triangle which enhanced the UN's bargaining position. Pfc Cullins was killed in action on 14 February 1951, one day after he was released from a field hospital for treatment of frostbite, in the vicinity of Seoul, South Korea. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Bangs Cemetery at Bangs, Brown County, Texas on Saturday 1 September 1951.

KIA 14 Feb 1951


Corporal James K. Damon

James Kelly Damon born 5 January 1924 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona to Marian Pauline Shanks (b. 1898 Logansport, Cass County, Indiana - d. 1971 Baird, Callahan County, Texas) age 25 and George William Damon (b. 1880 Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan - d.1976 Cisco, Eastland County, Texas) age 43. (He had a twin sister Jamie Jean Damon).

1930 Census age 6 living in Putnam, Callahan County, Texas with his parents and two sisters. 1935 living same place. 1940 Census age 16 living in JP8 Callahan County, Texas with his parents and two sisters. Graduate of Putnam High School. Registered for the WW2 draft at Baird, Callahan County, Texas on 30 June 1942 while living at Putnam, Callahan County, Texas and working for J. C. Clements in Putnam and listed his mother, Mrs. G. W. Damon of Putnam, Texas, as his next of kin contact. He enlisted in the US Marines in 1943 and served during WW2 with the 2nd Marine Division in the southwest Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and assigned to the Marine Enlisted Reserves. He was called back to active duty on 20 December 1950 and went to South Korea with the 5th Marines. [nba] .

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[Marines] Corporal James K. Damon 936739 US Marine Corps A Company 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division. On 21-23 April 1951, the 5th Marines were in the vicinity of Hwachon, north of the 38th parallel, when they had contact with the enemy and suffered casualties. Soon after they were ordered to withdraw south of the 38th parallel to the area of Hongchon. By the end of May they had withdrawn some more to the south. Cpl Damon was killed in action by small arms fire on 29 May 1951 in South Korea. His body was recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Putnam Cemetery at Putnam, Callahan County, Texas on Tuesday 30 October 1951. [https://www.koreanwar2.org/kwp2/usmc/078/M078_CD21_1951_04_2107.pdf pages 32-33]

KIA 29 May 1951


Corporal J. C. Edson

J. C. Edson born 22 June 1925 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas to Ruby Florence Kendrick (b. 1904 Aquilla, Hill County, Texas - d. 1982 Brady, McCulloch County, Texas) Age 21 and John Calvin Edson (b. 1888 Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama - d. 1967 Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas) Age 37. (He uses initials only according to his WW2 draft card).

1930 Census age 5 living in JP1 McCulloch County, Texas with his mother, step-father Amos Rolan and a sister. 1935 living in Brady, JP1 McCulloch County, Texas. 1940 Census age 15 living in Brady, JP1 McCulloch County, Texas with his mother, step-father, two sisters and a brother. Registered for the WW2 draft at Brady, McCulloch County, Texas on 22 June 1943 while living at Box.383 Brady, McCulloch County, Texas and not working and listed his mother, Mrs. A. J. Rolan Box.383 Brady, McCulloch, Texas, as his next of kin contact. J. C. Edson asn-38515805 a single white male born Texas 1925 residing in McCulloch County, Texas working as a laundry hand with 2 years of high school education enlisted from civilian life in the US Army as a private at Abilene, Texas on 30 July 1943. He was assigned to the Army Air Forces and served two years overseas in England. Married Mavis Alma Ireland (b. 1926 Bridgewater, England) on 17 March 1946 at Bridgewater, England and they had a daughter Linda Christine Edson born 1947 in Ft Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. He reenlisted in 1948 and was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division and trained with the artillery. [nba] .

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[Army] Corporal J. C. Edson 38515805 US Army Service Battery 15th Field Artillery Battalion 105mm 2nd Infantry Division.The division arrived in Korea, via Busan (aka Pusan) South Korea on 23 July 1950, becoming the first unit to reach Korea directly from the United States. Initially employed piecemeal through to 25 August 1950 in South Korea. Although some North Korean forces did cross the Nakdong River in places, for the most part the river still marks their furthest advance. Cpl Edson was killed in action on 11 August 1950 north of Busan and east of the Nakdong River in South Korea. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Resthaven Cemetery at Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

KIA 11 Aug 1950


Private Billie J. Exline

Billie Jack Exline born 14 February 1932 Malvern, Hot Spring County, Arkansas to Gertrude 'Gertie' Elizabeth Anderson (b. 1909 De Queen, Sevier County, Arkansas - d. 1985 Eastland, Eastland County, Texas) Age 23 and James Green Exline (b. 1876 Indiana - d. 1942 Ranger, Eastland County, Texas) Age 46.

1935 living in Cisco, JP6 Eastland County, Texas. 1940 census age 8 living in Cisco, JP6 Eastland County, Texas with his parents, two sisters and an aunt. He enlisted in the Army National Guard June 1949 and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman while living at Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was activated 2 September 1950 and sent to Fort Hood and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. [nba] .

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[Army] Private Billie J. Exline 18320546 US Army Company F 5th Cavalry Regiment Infantry 1st Cavalry Division. On 18 July 1950, the 1st Cavalry Division was ordered to Korea and landed at Pohang-dong, 80 miles north of Pusan, and 25 miles south of the communist North Korean forces. Over the next few days, a defensive line was formed at Hwanggan, and the 5th Cavalry relieved elements of the battered 25th Infantry Division on the line. This line became known as the Pusan Perimeter, and the troopers held on for over 50 days against unrelenting North Korean attacks. When Operation Chromite was launched on 15 September 1950 at Inchon, pressure was relieved from the 1st Cavalry Division positions, allowing them to take the offensive. Pvt Exline was killed in action on 28 November 1950 by the communist North Korean forces in North Korea north of Hwanggan, North Chungcheong, South Korea. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Oakwood Cemetery at Cisco, Eastland County, Texas on Sunday 18 February 1951.

KIA 28 Nov 1950


Private First Class Clarence E. Fairrow

Clarence Edward Fairrow born 17 August 1928 in Owens, Brown County, Texas to Myrtle Lee Pittman (b. 1898 Owens, Brown County, Texas - d. 2003 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) Age 21 and Johnnie Strawher Fairrow (b. 1897 Owen County, Kentucky - d. 1943 Blanket, Brown County, Texas) Age 32. (His WW2 draft card and his Texas birth certificate have the birth date of 17 August 1928).

1930 Census age 1 living in JP3 Brown County, Texas with his parents and two sisters. 1935 living in JP3 Brown County, Texas. 1940 Census age 11 living in JP3 Brown County, Texas with his parents, two sisters and two brothers. Registered for the WW2 draft at Brown County, Texas on 23 August 1946 while living at 1205 Indian Creek Road, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas and not working and listed his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Lee Smith 1205 Indian Creek Road, Brownwood, Texas, as his next of kin contact. He and Gladys Ruby Gilmore got a marriage license in September 1948 bought in Coleman County, Texas, but no evidence found that they were actually married. He was inducted 30 March 1949 and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman and assigned to the 24th Infantry Division. [nba] .

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[Army] Private First Class Clarence E. Fairrow 18346855 US Army 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. The 24th Infantry Division arrived in South Korea, through the port of Pusan the first week of July 1950. Division soldiers were repeatedly defeated and pushed south by the KPA's superior numbers and equipment while suffering huge numbers of casualties. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on 19 July 1950 and discharged from the Osaka Army Hospital in Japan on 31 August 1950 and returned to duty. On 1 November 1950, the division's 21st Infantry captured Chonggodo, 18 miles from the Yalu River and Korea's border with China. Pvt Fairrow was killed in action on 5 November 1950 by the Chinese communist in the vicinity of Chonggodo, North Korea near the China border and was statused as missing. Pvt Fairrows remains were finally recovered from the North Koreans in ~1954 and identified. His bodily remains were repatriated to America and buried in the Salt Creek Cemetery at Brown County, Texas on Sunday 20 March 1955.

KIA 5 Nov 1950


Corporal Aubrey L. Gibson

Aubrey Lee Gibson born 18 September 1930 near Eola, Pct 2 Concho County, Texas to Jennie Lavada Thompson (b. 1887 Bastrop County, Texas - d. 1955 Brady, McCulloch County, Texas) age 43 and Robert Bennett Gibson (b. 1889 Graham, Young County, Texas - d. 1947 Austin, Travis County, Texas) age 41. (There is a Texas birth certificate for a Ordney Lee Gibson born in Pct 2 Concho County, Texas born 18 September 1930).

1930 census, dated 12 April, lists Robert B and wife Jennie Gibson living with five children in Pct 2 Concho County, Texas. 1935 living in Menard, Menard County, Texas. 1940 Census, named Aubrey, age 9 living in Brady, JP1 McCulloch County, Texas with his parents, four brothers and a sister. Aubrey L. Gibson asn-18107630 single white male born Texas 1928 residing in McCulloch County, Texas working in a factory with a grammar school education enlisted in the US Army Field Artillery Hawaiian Department as a private at San Antonio, Texas on 14 January 1946. He spent three years with occupation forces in Europe. Reenlisted in the US Army in May 1949 and trained as a Field Artillery Cannoneer. [nba] .

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[Army] Corporal Aubrey L. Gibson 18107630 US Army Battery A, 555th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Regimental Combat Team. It deployed to Korea on 25 July 1950 to reinforce Eighth Army in the shrinking area of United Nations control known as the Pusan Perimeter. In July and August it reinforced the 25th Infantry Division. Cpl Gibson was killed in an heroic action on 12 August 1950 inside the Pusan perimeter of South Korea. His body was not found or recovered and his name remains on the list of the missing. He is remembered on the Courts of the Missing tablets in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii and the National Korean↗ War Veterans Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia. Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart.

KIA MIA 12 Aug 1950


Private First Class Clyde B. Grayson

Clyde Bernard Grayson born 4 February 1929 in Gustine, Comanche County, Texas to Edna Hulda Martha Angerman (b. 1904 Aleman, Hamilton County, Texas - d. 1992 De Leon, Comanche County, Texas) age 24 and Thomas Roy Grayson (b. 1893 Sparta, Bell County, Texas - d. 1962 Comanche, Comanche County, Texas) age 34.

1930 Census age1 living in Gustine, JP2 Comanche County, Texas with his parents, a brother and two sisters. 1935 living in Comanche, JP1 Comanche County, Texas. 1940 census age 11 living in Comanche, JP1 Comanche County, Texas with his parents, a brother and two sisters. Registered for the draft at Comanche County, Texas on 4 February 1947 while living at 411 Duncan Street Comanche, Comanche County, Texas and being a student and listed his father, T. R. Grayson Box 681 Comanche, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Graduate of Comanche High School class of 1949. Enlisted in the US Army in June 1949 and trained as an Automotive Mechanic (2d Echelon) with the 24th Infantry Division. [nba] .

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[Army] Private First Class Clyde B. Grayson 18337608 US Army 19th Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division. The 24th Infantry Division arrived in South Korea, through the port of Pusan the first week of July 1950. Division soldiers were repeatedly defeated and pushed south by the KPA's superior numbers and equipment while suffering huge numbers of casualties. On 8 August 1950, the KPA 4th Infantry Division crossed the Naktong river and attempted to penetrate the perimeter. The 24th Infantry Division counterattacked and forced the North Koreans back across the river. Pfc Grayson was reported Missing in Action on 10 August 1950 but later on his status was changed to Killed in Action 10 August 1950 in the vicinity of Central South Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until 1952 when his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the Oakwood Cemetery at Comanche, Comanche County, Texas on Saturday 2 February 1952.

KIA 10 Aug 1950


Major Samuel E. Hammer

Samuel Eugene Hammer born on 8 July 1920 at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas to Meriam (b.1892 Kansas-d. unknown)Age 28 and Aaron Hammer (b. 1855 Tennessee-d.1929 Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas)Age 65. (The parents listed here are by my pure speculation and from the 1920 census, and Samuel's obituary. His mother remarried to Theodore McCall. Official records list Mr & Mrs J K Hammond as his foster parents.)

1930 census Age 9 living with his mother Meriam and step-father Theodore McCall and two others in Quincy, Greenwood County, Kansas. 1935 living in Rural Greenwood County, Kansas. 1940 census Age 19 living with his mother Meriam and step-father Theodore McCall and two others in Pleasant Grove, Greenwood County, Kansas. Samuel E. Hammer asn-09032551 a divorced white male born Kansas 1921 residing in Greenwood County, Kansas and with 4 years of high school education was enlisted into the US Army Ordnance Department as a private at Ft George Wright, Washington on 8 November 1940. Registered for the WW2 draft at Spokane, Spokane County, Washington on 28 February 1946 while residing at Box 1024, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington while working for the E.R.C. and listed Mary L. Boyles, at the same address, as his next of kin contact. He married Miss Jo Ann Switzer (b.1925 Baird, Callahan County, Texas, daughter of Edgar & Dana Foy Switzer). He and wife, Jo Ann, were residing in Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas while he was stationed at San Marcos AFB. .

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[Army] Major Samuel E. Hammer O-unknown US Air Force Air Training Command San Marcos Air Force Base, Hays County, Texas. The 3585th Pilot Training Wing and 3586th Tech Tng Sq (Liaison-Helicopter) reactivated for the return of helicopter and liaison flight training (the area had terrain similar to that of Korea.) Helicopter and Liaison mechanics' training also moved to the base from Sheppard AFB, and San Marcos had 5000 assigned and was the largest helicopter and Liaison training facility in the United States. Major Hammer was killed in an auto accident on 18 January 1953 at 12:45 a.m. just eight-tenths mile south of the AFB main gate on highway 21. He was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery at Comanche, Comanche County, Texas on Wednesday 21 January 1953. Silver Star Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross.

DNB 18 Jan 1953


Second Lieutenant Lewis E. Jobe

Lewis Earl Jobe born 23 January 1930 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas to Anna Marie Giddens (b. 1902 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas - d. 1971 Brownwood, Brown County. Texas) Age 28 and Loyd Ludwell Jobe (b. 1899 Versailles, Morgan County, Missouri - d. 1966 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) Age 31.

1930 Census age 2 months living in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas with his parents and a brother. 1935 living in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. 1940 Census age 10 living in Amarillo, JP4 Randall County, Texas with his parents and a brother. In 1942 living at 4007 Harrison St., Amarillo, Randall County, Texas. Attended Amarillo High School in 1946. Lewis graduated from Texas A & M in 1952 where he was Head Yell Leader. Commissioned in the US Army as 2nd Lieutenant upon his graduation from Texas A & M while his home was at Amarillo, Texas. [nba] .

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[Army] Second Lieutenant Lewis E. Jobe O-67038 US Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. The division continued patrol activity around Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill into 1953, digging tunnels and building a network of outposts and bunkers on and around the hill. In April 1953, the KPA began stepping up offensive operations against UN forces. During the Battle of Porkchop Hill↗, the PVA 67th and 141st Divisions overran Pork Chop Hill using massed infantry and artillery fire. The hill had been under the control of the 31st Infantry. The 31st counterattacked with reinforcements from the 17th Infantry and recaptured the area the next day. On 6 July 1953 the PVA/KPA launched a determined attack against Pork Chop resulting in five days of fierce fighting with few meaningful results. 2Lt Jobe was killed in action on 8 July 1953 by the communists forces on Pork Chop Hill in central Korea and his body was never recovered. He is remembered in the Courts of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii and the National Korean↗ War Veterans Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia and by a cenotaph marker in the Greenleaf Cemetery↗ at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas.

KIA MIA 8 Jul 1953


Private George P. Keeney

George Paschal Keeney born 7 June 1929 in Coleman, Coleman County, Texas to Ona Voleta Childers (b. 1910 Oklahoma - d. 1999 Corcoran, Kings County, California) age 18 and Dalton Bert Keeney (b. 1905 Bell County, Texas - d. 1979 Cisco, Eastland County, Texas) age 23.

1930 Census age 6 months living in JP8 Coleman County, Texas with his parents and a brother. 1935 living in Pct 5 Fort Sumner, De Baca County, New Mexico. 1940 Census age 10 living in Pct 5 Fort Sumner, De Baca County, New Mexico with his parents and two brothers. Inducted into the US Army on 15 May 1951 in Kings County, California and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman. [nba] .

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[Army] Private George P. Keeney 18271692 US Army Company F 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. In the spring, the division launched Operation Counter, which was an effort to establish 11 patrol bases around Old Baldy Hill↗. The division then defended the hill against a series of Chinese assaults. The 45th, in turn, was under constant artillery and mortar attack. Chinese troops were well dug-in and better trained than the troops of the inexperienced 45th, and it suffered casualties and frequently had to disengage when it was attacked. Pvt Keeney was killed in action on 22 September 1952 by shrapnel from an exploding mortar shell launched by the communist Chinese in the vicinity of Old Baldy Hill in western central North Korea. His bobily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and interred in the Tulare Cemetery at Tulare, Tulare County, California on Monday 24 November 1952.

KIA 22 Sep 1952


First Lieutenant William H. Kellum

William Harold Kellum born 20 October 1926 in Eastland, Eastland County, Texas to Jane Elizabeth Wommack (b. 1905 Cass County, Texas - d. 1987 Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas) age 21 and Herman Edward Kellum (b. 1900 Cass County, Texas - d. 1986 Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana) age 26.

1930 Census age 3 living in Albany, Shackelford County, Texas with his parents and a brother. 1935 living in Eastland, Eastland County, Texas. 1940 Census age 14 living in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas with his parents, two brothers and a sister. He received his elementary education in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and El Dorado, Arkansas. His high school education was at Haynesville, Louisiana, where in recognition of good grades and citizenship he was elected a member of the National Honor Society. Registered for the draft at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana on 20 October 1944 while living at 105 3rd East Street, Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana and being a student in Haynesville High School and listed his father, H. E. Kellum of Haynesville, Louisiana, as his next of kin contact. He served five months in the US Navy in the closing months of World War II and was discharged on 31 August 1945. Went to West Point in July 1946, and graduated 6 June 1950 commissioned Second Lieutenant and he was promoted to First Lieutenant only five months after graduation. He went to Korea in August 1950. [nba] .

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[Army] First Lieutenant William H. Kellum O-62736 US Army Company G 2nd Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division. Amid heavy casualties, the 24th Infantry Division retreated from North Korea to the Imjin River, south of the 38th Parallel, having been destabilised by the overwhelming PVA force. On 1 January 1951, 500,000 PVA troops attacked the Eighth Army's line at the Imjin River, forcing it back 50 miles and allowing the Chinese to capture Seoul. 1Lt Kellum↗ was captured 3 January 1951 and taken to a prison camp in Pyoktong in North Korea, he was listed by the US Army as missing in action. Before he was captured he had been awarded the Bronze Star for leadership and later the heroic action in which he was taken prisoner earned him a Silver Star. He resisted his communists captors at every opportunity and was finally placed in isolation where he died of starvation and disease on 15 June 1951. His bodily remains were accepted from the North Koreans in 1955 and repatriated to America and reinterred in the Old Town Cemetery at Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana on Sunday 18 September 1955. Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

DNB POW 15 Jun 1951


First Lieutenant Raymond F. King

Raymond Franklin King born 24 February 1919 in Mullin, Mills County, Texas to Mittie Minerva Tuggle (b. 1894 Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas - d. 1982 Bangs, Brown County, Texas) age 24 and Nathaniel David King (b. 1887 Zephyr, Brown County, Texas - d. 1936 Mills County, Texas) age 31.

1920 Census age 10 months living in JP3 Mills County, Texas with his parents, a brother and twin sisters. 1930 Census age 11 living in JP3 Mills County, Texas with his parents, three brothers and three sisters. He joined the National Guard in 1939 and trained in ordnance. Married Greta Marie Traylor (b. 1925 Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas - 2006 Waco, McLennan County, Texas) on 11 August 1943 in Brenton, Oregon they had a son Raymond Terrill King born 1946 and a daughter Charlotte Marie King born 1949. Raymond F. King asn-18005386 a married white male born Texas 1919 residing in Mills County, Texas working in a skilled occupation in manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories with four years of high school education reenlisted from the National Guard into the US Army Ordnance Department as a Master Sergeant at Fort Worth AAF Tarrant Field, Texas on 24 May 1946. According to the newspaper he had received a field promotion to Second Lieutenant while fighting in Europe during WW2 on 9 April 1945. [nba] .

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[Army] First Lieutenant Raymond F. King O-2011764 US Army Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. The division was the first unit to break out of the Pusan Perimeter starting on 16 September 1950 and Eighth Army then began a general offensive northward against crumbling KPA opposition to establish contact with forces of the 7th Infantry Division driving southward from the Inchon beachhead. Major elements of the KPA were destroyed and cut off in this aggressive penetration. 1Lt King cleared mines in a gallant and heroic action 18 to 21 September 1950 in the vicinity of Sindang-dong, Korea. Again, 1Lt King cleared mines in a gallant and heroic action against an armed enemy on 23 September 1950 in the vicinity of Chagye, Korea and was mortally wounded while working the last mine. His bodily remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Rock Springs Cemetery at Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas on Saturday 28 July 1951. Silver Star & OLC, Bronze Star & V & OLC and Purple Heart.

KIA 23 Sep 1950


Lieutenant Colonel Walter S. King

Walter Syler King born 9 June 1921 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas to Bervie Oliver Speegle (b. 1896 Eastland County, Texas - d. 1946 Cisco, Eastland County, Texas) Age 25 and Alvin Hawkins King (b. 1886 Madison County, Tennessee - d. 1928 Scranton, Eastland County, Texas) Age 35.

1930 Censes age 8 living in JP6 Eastland County, Texas with his mother and two brothers in the home of his grandparents, Dave and Sally Speigle, an their two other adult children. 1935 living in JP6 Eastland County, Texas. Graduate of Cisco High School. 1940 Census age 18 living in JP6 Eastland County, Texas with his mother, step-father John Stuteville and three brothers, and working with the C.C.C. as a company clerk. Married Miss Faye Flores (b. 1921 Texas - d. 1973 Clatskanie, Columbia County, Oregon) on 3 July 1941 in Guadalupe County, Texas they had a son Walter Lee King born 1942 Eastland County, Texas. Registered for the draft at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas on 16 February 1942 while living at 303 E. Locust St. San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas and working for the Texas District C.C.C. 120 Jones Ave. San Antonio, Texas, and listed his mother, Mrs. J. G. Stuteville Route 4 Box 23, Cisco, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Walter S. King asn-18104444 a married white male born Texas 1920 residing in Eastland County, Texas working as a clerk with a grammar school education enlisted from civilian life into the US Army Air Corps as a private at San Antonio, Texas on 9 April 1942. He became a pilot during WW2 and was very decorated for the 99 missions he flew as a bomber pilot against the Imperial Japanese forces in the southwest Pacific. He went to Japan in August 1950 to fly 38 bomber missions against the North Korean communists. [nba] .

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[AirForce] Lieutenant Colonel Walter S. King O-10086A US Air Force 13th Bombardment Squadron (light, night intruder), 3rd Bombardment Wing. LtCol King was the pilot of the Douglas A-26B Invader 44-34297↗ out of Iwakuni Air Base, Japan on 21 February 1951 on a combat bombing and straffing mission to the target in North Korea. Before reaching the target but over the terrain of North Korea when a 1,000 pound bomb exploded prematurely in the bomb bay disintegrating the B-26 and the crew of three and a few other B-26s near it were crashed or damaged. LtCol King's remains were never found. He is remembered in the Courts of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii and the National Korean↗ War Veterans Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia and on a Cenotaph↗ Memorial. Silver Star and Purple Heart.

KIA MIA 21 Feb 1951


Sergeant First Class Willie E. Lee

William Eugene 'Willie' Lee born 27 November 1920 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas to Mary Thelma Beavers (b. 1904 Bosqueville, McLennan County, Texas - d. 1955 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas) age 16 and William 'Willie' Lee (b. 1890 Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama - d. 1970 Temple, Bell County, Texas) age 30.

1930 Census age 9 living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas with his parents. 1935 living in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Joined the Army National Guard in 1939 and was activated for WW2 service in 1940. 1940 Census age 20 living as a lodger in Ft Clark, Kinney County, Texas as Assistant Gunner in the US Army. He served in the European theater in WW2. Married Jimmie Louise Mickaelis (b. 1924 Hatchel, Runnels County, Texas - d. 2019 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) on 2 January 1943 at Jackson County, Oregon they had a son Jimmy Eugene Lee born 1945 Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Willie E. Lee asn-06295361 a married white male born Texas 1919 residing in McLennan County, Texas a soldier with 2 years of high school education reenlisted in the US Army as a Technical Sergeant at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas on 7 December 1945. He trained as a heavy weapons assault crewman. He shipped out for Korea from Seattle on 23 June 1950 and entered the action on 18 July 1950. [nba] .

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[Army] Sergeant First Class Willie E. Lee 6295361 US Army 5th Cavalry Regiment Infantry 1st Cavalry Division Infantry. The 1st Cavalry Division was rushed from Japan to Korea to help shore up the Pusan Perimeter, soon after daylight in the early morning of 18 July 1950, succeeded in carrying out the first amphibious landing of the Korean War. The first troops of the 5th Cavalry Regiment came ashore that afternoon. At noon on 19 July 1950, General Gay assumed command ashore and the 5th Cavalry started toward Taejon. Sfc Lee was killed in action on 28 July 1950 by shrapnel from a mortar shell exploding in the vicinity of Yongdong, South Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until 1951 when his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the Oakwood Cemetery at Waco, McLennan County, Texas on Saturday 23 July 1951.

KIA 28 July 1950


Captain David Meredith

David Meredith born 20 July 1925 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey to Olga Louise Neubert (b. 1901 Maple shade, Burlington County, New Jersey - d. 1985 Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) and Charles David Meredith (b. 1869 Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania - d. 1934 Gloucester County, New Jersey).

1930 Census age 4 living in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey with his parents and a sister. 1935 living in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey. 1940 Census age 15 living in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey with his mother and a sister. Registered for the draft at Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey on 20 July 1943 while living at 215 Hunter St. Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey and unemployed and listed his mother, Mrs. O. L. Meredith at the same address, as his next of kin contact. David Meredith asn-42080661 a single white male born New Jersey in 1925 residing in Gloucester County, New Jersey not working with one year of college education enlisted from enlisted reserves into the US Army Air Corps as a private at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 20 December 1943. Married Mary Irene Wilson (b. 1926 Ranger, Eastland County, Texas) in June 1950 in Eastland County, Texas they had twin sons Davey and Rickey. [nba] .

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[AirForce] Captain David Meredith O-2100868 US Air Force 371st Bombardment Squadron 307th Bombardment Wing. Capt Meredith was onboard the B-29A 44-62166↗ 'Fujigmo' out of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan on 22 July 1952 on a non-combat flight enroute to Suwon (K-13) AB, South Korea. Whilst en route, an engine caught fire. Shortly later, the heavy bomber aircraft caught fire and exploded in air northeast of Ocho-o, South Korea and crashed at Taegu, killing all 13 crew members. This was statused as a non-hostile accident. Capt Meredith's remains were recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, Eastland County, Texas.

DNB 22 Jul 1952


Sergeant First Class Quinton E. Miller

Quinton E. Miller born 19 September 1931 in Cross Cut, Brown County, Texas to Tennie Loree Alford (b. 1909 Brown County, Texas - d. 2000 Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico) Age 22 and David Parks Miller (b. 1901 Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee - d. 1995 Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico) Age 30.

1935 living in Sipe Springs, JP6 Comanche County, Texas and attending school there. 1940 Census age 8 living in Sipe Springs, JP6 Comanche County, Texas with his parents and a sister. Attended the Rising Star High School in Eastland County and in 1947 he moved with his parents to Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico and attended Carlsbad High School in 1948. He enlisted in the Army on 15 January 1950 at Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico and he trained as a Light Weapons Infantry Leader at Camp Cook, California. He arrived in Korea on 23 January 1952. [nba] .

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[Army] Sergeant First Class Quinton E. Miller US Army 18366311 Co K 3rd Battalion 223rd Infantry Regiment 40th Infantry Division. The division was first sent for training at Camp Cooke, Calif. In March 1951, the division’s Soldiers were sent to the Japanese island of Honshu. In January 1952, the members of the 40th Division were sent to Pusan, South Korea, to begin relieving the 24th Division on the front lines. In June 1952 the Division continued it's primarily defensive mission along the Kumhwa-Kumsong sector of the central front in North Korea. Sfc Miller was killed in a gallant and heroic action on 19 June 1952 in North Korea. His body was recovered and repatriated to America and buried in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Holder, Brown County, Texas on Wednesday 20 August 1952. Silver Star and Purple Heart.

KIA 19 Jun 1952


Private First Class Doyle Mills↙

Doyle Mills born 17 January 1933 in Coleman County, Texas to Bessie Mamie Cothren (b. 1901 Tandy, Oklahoma - d. 1980 Brownwood, Brown County, Texas) age 32 and Augustus G. Mills (b. 1867 Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas - d. 1932 Santa Anna, Coleman County, Texas) age 65.

1935 living in Rural Coleman County, Texas. 1940 Census age 7 living in JP6 Brown County, Texas with his mother, stepfather Paul Burson, six brothers and two sisters. He quit school after the fifth grade to work on farms and help with his family's income. Doyle and his twin brother, Hoyt, joined the Army in Brownwood, Texas in 1950 just after turning 17 years of age. Their step-father signed the papers allowing them to join before reaching 18. Trained as a Heavy Weapons Infantryman while stationed at Camp Wood, California and at a base in Japan. [nba] .

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[Army] Private First Class Doyle Mills 18298147 US Army Task Force Smith 1st Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division. The Task Force Smith landed near Pusan on the 2nd of July 1950, loaded onto train cars and sent to Pyongtaek. Task Force Smith↙ was trucked 12 miles north from Pyongtaek, moving to a position three miles beyond the village of Osan on 4 July 1950. The group dug in on high ground that overlooked the highway and a railroad to the east. At 7:30 a.m. on 5 July 1950, a line of North Korean tanks churned into view, and the Americans let loose with all of the heavy weapons they had, which in the grand scheme of things weren’t much. Smith’s tiny force was soon to be as isolated as the men at the Alamo. Pfc Mills was reported Missing in Action on 5 July 1950 but later on his status was changed to Killed in Action 5 July 1950 in the vicinity of Osan in South Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until 1952 when his remains were recovered and repatriated to America and reinterred in the Greenleaf Cemetery at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas on Sunday 8 June 1952. It is unfortunate that his marker provided by the US Government had his first name misspelled, but we were able to get it replaced before 3 August 2021. Pfc Mills was one of the very first US soldiers killed in the Korean War and was the first from Brown County, Texas.

KIA 5 Jul 1950


Sergeant First Class James A. Newman

James Alton Newman born 14 May 1930 in Voss, Coleman County, Texas to Ila Mae Wilson (b. 1906 Stacy, McCulloch County, Texas - d. 1970 Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas) age 23 and James Milton Newman Jr. (b. 1902 Coleman County, Texas - d. 1969 Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas) age 28.

1935 living in Rural Tom Green County, Texas. 1940 Census age 9 living in JP2 Brown County, Texas with his parents and a brother. He graduated from May High School and moved to Dallas in 1949 for work. He enlisted in the Army at Brownwood, Texas on 25 August 1950 and listed his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James M. Newman Jr. of Owens, Brown County, Texas, as his next of kin contacts. He was trained as a Light Weapons Infantry Leader. [nba] .

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[Army] Sergeant First Class James A. Newman 18269145 US Army Company A 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Regiment Infantry 1st Cavalry Division. On 03 October 1951, the 1st Team moved out from Line Wyoming and immediately into Chinese fire. For the next two days; hills were taken, lost and retaken. On the third day, the Chinese lines began to break in front of the 7th Cavalry. Sfc Newman was wounded in action and hospitalized for an unknown length of time before being returned to his company at the end of September 1951. On 10 – 11 October 1951, the Chinese counterattacked; twice, unsuccessfully against the 7th Cavalry. The southern end of Line Jamestown, along with a hill called “Old Baldy”, eventually fell to the determined Troopers. The Troopers did not know it, but Line Jamestown would be their last major combat of the Korean War. Sfc Newman was killed in action on 12 October 1951 in North Korea by the Red Chinese communists and his remains were not recovered. He is remembered on the Courts of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii.

KIA MIA 12 Oct 1951


First Lieutenant Con F. Poynor

Con Foly Poynor born on 17 July 1918 at Comanche County, Texas to Pearl Zella Malear(b.1880 Bell County, Texas-d.1955 Ranger, Eastland County, Texas) Age 38 and Murry Middleton Poynor(b.1878 Comanche County, Texas-d.1934 Eastland County, Texas) Age 40.

1930 census Age 11 living with his parents, a brother and grandfather Andrew Malear in JP1 Eastland County, Texas. Graduated from Ranger High School class of 1934. 1935 living in JP2 Eastland County, Texas. 1940 census Age 21 living with his mother at JP2 Eastland County, Texas, being a college student. Registered for the draft at Austin, Travis County, Texas on 5 February 1941 while living at 1903 1/2 Wichita, Austin, Texas and being a student at the University of Texas and listed his mother, Mrs. M. M. Poynor 604 Mesquite, Ranger, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Con F. Poynor asn-18031448 a single white male born Texas in 1918 residing in Eastland County, Texas being a student with three years of college education enlisted from enlisted reserve corps into the US Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet at Houston, Texas on 10 December 1941. Married Miss Helen Mae Keating of Longview, they met at U.T. in Austin, and they had a son born in 1944. Trained as a bombardier for action in Europe during WW2, flying 31 missions there. After being released from active duty he was an Air Force reservist and lived in Ranger, Texas as an insurance agent. He was recalled for active duty for the Korean War in March 1951 and shipped out to Okinawa in September 1951. .

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[AirForce] First Lieutenant Con F. Poynor O-725476 US Air Force 371 Bombardment Squadron 307th Bombardment Wing. He was the bombadier on B-29A 42-94045 out of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa on 23 October 1951 on a combat bombing mission to the target at Namsi Airfield, North Korea with pilot Capt Robert M. Krumm. It turned out to be a Black Tuesday↗, because 6 of the 9 B-29 bombers in the formation were lost to Russian MiG15s. 1Lt Poynor was statused as missing in action on 23 October 1951. His status was changed to KIA and declared dead in 1954 because his remains were not returned, and have not been to this day. He is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Also cenotaphs at the Arlington↗ National Cemetery and the National Korean↗ War Veterans Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia and the Colony↗ Cemetery at Morton Valley, Eastland County, Texas.

KIA MIA 23 Oct 1951


Corporal Curlous M. Preas

Curlous Milton Preas born on 16 December 1923 at McCulloch County, Texas to Nora Myrtle Rutherford(b.1905 Texas-d.1974 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas) Age 18 and Louis Henry Preas(b.1903 Texas-d.1988 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas) Age 20.

1930 census Age 7 living with his parents and two brothers at Coleman, Coleman County, Texas. Registered for the WW2 draft at Coleman County, Texas on 30 June 1942 while living at Gen. Del. Coleman, Coleman County, Texas and working at Henry Seals near Coleman as a haybaler and listed his father, L. H. Preas Gen. Del. Coleman, Texas, as his next of kin contact. Trained as an Automatic Weapons Crewman. .

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[Army] Corporal Curlous M. Preas 18337006 US Army Battery A 26th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion with the 24th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded in action by the communists enemy forces in South Korea on 16 July 1950 and returned to duty on 20 July 1950. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on 8 August 1950. He was presumed dead on 4 March 1954. His remains were not recovered. Cpl Preas is remembered in the Courts of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, and at this Cenotaph↗ in the Coleman City Cemetery and the National Korean↗ War Veterans Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia.

DNB POW MIA 8 Aug 1950


Sergeant Elvie J. Reed

Elvie J. Reed born on 1 January 1924 at Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas to Myrtle Edna Short(b.1899 Texas-d.1981 Eastland, Eastland County, Texas) Age 25 and Benny Burrl Reed(b.1904 Eastland County, Texas-d.1976 Eastland, Eastland County, Texas) Age 20.

1930 census Age 6 living with his parents, two brothers and a sister at JP7 Eastland County, Texas. Attended shcools in Putnam and Cisco, Texas. 1935 living at JP8 Callahan County, Texas. 1940 census Age 16 living with his parents, a brother, three sisters, grandmother Cora Short and Dorothy Short at JP8 Callahan County, Texas. Married Mary Lucille Manley(b.1922 Yuma County, Colorado-d.1986 Canyon County, Idaho) on 18 July 1950 at Olympia, Washington. He enlisted in the US Army in 1948 and trained as a Combat Construction Specialist for the Corps of Engineers. .

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[Army] Corporal Elvie J. Reed 18337019 US Army Company C 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion attached to the 2nd Infantry Division. The battalion was ordered to hold the town of Kunu-ri while Companies from the Battalion were attached to two infantry regiments, the 9th and 38th, to fill gaps in the defending lines. The lines eventually gave way to brutal assaults by three Chinese divisions and Cpl Reed was taken prisoner during the Battle of Kunu-ri with many other soldiers. Cpl Reed was reported as missing in action on 28 November 1950, captured by the North Koreans and sent to a prisoner of war camp without informing the U.N. officials. He was listed as presumed dead in 1954 because there had still been nothing from the North Korean Communists as to his status. In February 1956, his next of kin were informed that his remains had been found near Kyonktong, North Korea in a prison cemetery, but the date of death and cause had not been determined. According to the U.S. Korean War Honor Roll listing, his date of death in the prison camp was 6 September 1953 and as a Sergeant. Sgt Reed's bodily remains were repatriated to America in 1956 and reinterred in the Oakwood Cemetery at Cisco, Eastland County, Texas on Friday 24 February 1956.

DNB POW 6 Sep 1953


Sergeant First Class Andrew C. Rivera

Andrew Campos Rivera born on 2 November 1930 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas to Locadia Campos(b.1909 Caldwell County, Texas-d. unknown) Age 21 and Pedro Rivera(b.1902 Saragosa, Mexico-d. unknown) Age 27. (His Texas Birth Certificate has dob 2 Nov 1930, his listing by Alvin Bolton at Melvin Cemetery West Section (Spanish) has dob 30 Nov 1930 with no marker on Find A Grave memorial).

1935 living in JP3 McCulloch County, Texas. 1940 census Age 9 living with his parents, four brothers, a sister, and three cousins in JP3 McCulloch County, Texas. .

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[Army] Sergeant First Class Andrew C. Rivera 57420535 Company L 3rd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment 2nd Infantry Division. The division arrived in Korea, via Pusan on 23 July, becoming the first unit to reach Korea directly from the United States. In August 1951, the Division was on the offensive once again, ordered to attack a series of ridges that had been designated threats to the Eighth Army's line. These actions would devolve into the battles of Bloody Ridge and Heartbreak Ridge. The Division would not receive relief until October 1951, with its infantry regiments having suffered heavy losses. The 23rd Infantry Regiment bore the brunt of the damage, having been severely mauled on Heartbreak Ridge. Sfc Rivera was killed in action on 19 September 1951 in the battle for Heartbreak Ridge in North Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the Melvin Cemetery at Melvin, McCulloch County, Texas.

KIA 19 Sep 1951


First Lieutenant William Rollins

William Rollins born on 18 August 1925 at Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas to Flora Mae Pendergrass(b.1899 Comanche County, Texas-d.1986 Rosepine Parish, Louisana) Age 26 and George Calvin Rollins(b.1887 Murray County, Georgia-d.1958 DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana) Age 43.

1930 census Age 4 living with his parents and a brother in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. 1935 living in Sipe Springs, JP6 Comanche County, Texas. 1940 census Age 14 living with his parents, a sister and a brother in Sipe Springs, JP6 Comanche County, Texas. Joined the Army Corps of Engineers National Guard. Registered for the draft at Comanche County, Texas on 17 April 1946 while living at Rt.1 Sidney, Comanche County, Texas and not working and listed his father, George Rollins Rt.1 Sidney, Texas, as his next of kin contact. .

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[Army] First Lieutenant William Rollins O-2206600 US Army Company D Unit Commander 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion attached to the 2nd Infantry Division. The preparations for operation Touchdown required a period of tremendous activity on the part of the 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion. 1Lt Rollins was killed in a courageous action↙ on 8 October 1951 in the vicinity of Heartbreak Ridge, North Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the Pendergrass Cemetery at Sidney, Comanche County, Texas. Silver Star and Purple Heart.

KIA 24 Jul 1950


Private First Class George E. Smith

George Emmett Smith born on 25 January 1931 at De Leon, Comanche County, Texas to Zora Jean 'Gene' Lawless(b.1905 Comanche County, Texas-d.2004 De Leon, Comanche County, Texas) Age 25 and Emmett Richard Smith(b.1904 Comanche County, Texas-d.1952 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas) Age 27. (His original Texas Birth Certificate dob 25 January 1931, later on seen as 21 January 1930 and 21 January 1931).

1935 living at De Leon, JP5 Comanche County, Texas. 1940 census Age 9 living with his parents and a sister at De Leon, JP5 Comanche County, Texas. He was a life long resident of De Leon, Texas. Enlisted while residing at De Leon, Comanche County, Texas. Trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman before being deployed to Japan in 1949 with the 7th Cavalry Regiment Infantry. .

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[Army] Private First Class George E. Smith 18222959 US Army Company A 1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment Infantry 1st Cavalry Division Infantry. The 1st Cavalry Division was rushed from Japan to Korea to help shore up the Pusan Perimeter, soon after daylight in the early morning of 18 July 1950, succeeded in carrying out the first amphibious landing of the Korean War. The first troops of the 5th Cavalry Regiment came ashore that afternoon. At noon on 19 July 1950, General Gay assumed command ashore and the 5th Cavalry started toward Taejon. Pfc Smith was killed in action on 24 July 1950 in the vicinity of Yongdong, South Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until 1952 when his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the De Leon Cemetery at De Leon, Comanche County, Texas on Sunday 5 October 1952.

KIA 24 Jul 1950


Private First Class Delmar R. Snider

Delmar Raydean Snider born on 13 June 1930 near Goree, Knox County, Texas to Nancy Ann 'Nannie' Robinson(b.1887 Springtown, Parker County, Texas-d.1964 De Leon, Comanche County, Texas) Age 43 and Henry Joseph Snider(b.1875 Bledsoe County, Tennessee-d.1934 Goree, Knox County, Texas) Age 54.

His mother moved the family to Comanche County, Texas after her husband died in 1934 and he was buried in Knox County, Texas. 1935 living in Rural Comanche County, Texas. 1940 Census age 10 living in De Leon, JP5 Comanche County, Texas with his mother, three brothers and three sisters. Enlisted in the US Army in February 1948 and trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman at Fort Ord, California. Went overseas 1949 to join the occupation forces of the 24th Division in Japan. .

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[Army] Private First Class Delmar R. Snider 18222729 US Army Company E 19th Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division. The 24th Infantry Division arrived in South Korea, through the port of Pusan the first week of July 1950. Division soldiers were repeatedly defeated and pushed south by the KPA's superior numbers and equipment while suffering huge numbers of casualties. On 19 & 20 July 1950, the KPA divisions attacked the 24th Infantry Division's headquarters in Taejon and overran it in the Battle of Taejon. In the ensuing battle, 922 men of the 24th Infantry Division were killed. Pfc Snider was reported Missing in Action on 20 July 1950 but later on his status was changed to Killed in Action 20 July 1950 in the vicinity of Taejon in Central South Korea. He was buried in a temporary grave until 1952 when his remains were repatriated to America and reinterred in the Friendship Cemetery at Knox County, Texas where is father was also buried in 1934. Then both were moved and reinterred in the De Leon Cemetery at De Leon, Comanche County, Texas.

KIA 20 Jul 1950


Corporal Richard C. Van Cleave

Richard C. Van Cleave born on 8 March 1933 near Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas to Hazel Clayton(b.1913 Oklahoma-d.1942 Los Angeles County, California) Age 20 and Melton Cobb Van Cleave(b.1904 Texas-d.1986 Bexar County, Texas) Age 28.

1935 living in Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas. 1940 census Age 7 living with his parents, a brother, a sister and his grand mother Juanita Clayton. Left Lubbock High School in April 1950 to enlist in the US Army. He trained at Fort Ord, California for 14 weeksas a Light Weapons Infantryman before shipping out in August 1950 to Japan. .

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[Army] Corporal Richard C. Van Cleave 18347428 US Army Company A 1st Battalion 17th Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division Eighth Army Far East Command. By 1950, the 7th Infantry Division was one of only 10 active divisions in the force. It was one of four understrength divisions on occupation duty in Japan. The 7th Infantry Division began landing on 18 September 1950 at Inchon, after the 1st Marine Division. By April 1951 the entire Eighth Army was advancing north as one line stretching across the peninsula, reaching the 38th Parallel by May 1951. The division, now assigned to IX Corps, then assaulted and fought a fierce three-day battle culminating with the recapture of the terrain that had been lost near the Hwachon Reservoir just over the 38th Parallel in North Korea. Cpl Van Cleave was seriously wounded in a heroic action on 28 May 1951 in the vicinity of Chonjae-dong, Korea by intense small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. He died on 29 May 1951 as result of the wounds received in action. (Hopefully he was at one of the new units called MASH). His bodily remains were repatriated to America and interred in the Clyde Cemetery at Clyde, Callahan County, Texas on Monday 29 October 1951. Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) and Purple Heart.

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Private Russell V. Young

Russell Van Young born on 17 May 1932 at Putnam, Callahan County, Texas to Delia Agnes Arvin(b.1902 Callahan County, Texas-d.1980 Callahan County, Texas) Age 30 and William Craten Young(b.1896 Callahan County, Texas-d. Callahan County, Texas) Age 36.

1935 living at JP8 Callahan County, Texas. 1940 census Age 7 living with his aunt Early Inez [Young] Hurst and two male cousins at JP8 Callahan County, Texas. Enlisted or Inducted while residing at San Mateo County, California. Trained as a Light Weapons Infantryman at Okinawa. .

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[Army] Private Russell V. Young 19328641 US Army Company B 1st Battalion 29th Infantry Regiment. On 27 July 1950 the 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry was sent to Anui to the north, where it was attacked and pushed back repeatedly by the KPA 4th Division. Pvt Young was Missing in Action during combat with hostile forces near Anui*, South Korea on 27 July 1950. His body remains were not recovered and Pvt Young was officially declared dead on 5 March 1954. He is remembered on the Courts of the Missing in the Honolulu Memorial at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii and the National Korean↗ War Veterans Memorial at Washington, District of Columbia. (*nowadays near Galchongil, Hamyanggun, South Gyeongsang, South Korea).

KIA MIA 27 Jul 1950