IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 8/15/2019


Korean Conflict
1950-1957
Honor Roll



Contribute the names, records or photos of soldiers who served from Clayton county during the Korean conflict.

~sources:
1) DCAS: Korean War extract file, as of April 29, 2008, of the Defense Casualty Analysis Files (DCAS), part of Record Group 330: Record of the files Secretary of Defense. ~records extracted by Reid R. Johnson* for Clayton co. IAGenWeb
2) KWP: Korean War Project http://www.koreanwar.org/ ~records extracted by S. Ferrall for Clayton co. IAGenWeb
3) Obituaries
4) Gravestone inscriptions

*Reid's notes: Many in the military listed their mailing addresses when entering the military. It is possible that those living on a rural route were serviced by a post office in a town across a county border. In those cases, a person living on a farm may have actually lived in one county but may be shown in the records as being from an adjoining county. Thus, the above casualty list may be incomplete or have a person who actually lived in an adjoining county. Researchers are advised to check adjoining counties.

Allert, Russell Edward - Corporal, U.S. Army. Died November 13, 2006, buried Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Anderson, Wayne E. - U.S. Army, January 1953-January 1955. Died August 1, 2019. Cremains interred Monona City cemetery. Obituary
Bacon, Allan 'Bud' - U.S. Air Force, photographer. Died October 21, 1992, buried Postville cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Bacon, William 'Bill' Francis - U.S. Marine Corps, September 1951-September 11, 1953. Died July 29, 2003 & buried Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Baumgartner, Earl Gene - Sgt 1st Class, U.S. Army, Co. B, Division 17 Regiment. Expert rifleman. Combat Infantry Badge and Korean and United Nations service ribbons. Served November 1951-April 1953. Died September 19, 2009, burial in East Side cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Beck, Robert C. - Killed in Action in N. Korea on November 16, 1952. DCAS file: Army, PFC, dob: 1927, dod: 11-16-1952, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county. KWP file: Served with the 38th Infantry Regiment, B Co 1 BN, 2nd Infantry Division. Buried in Union cemetery, Littleport - gravestone. Obituary
Bernhard, Clifton - Master Sgt., U.S. Air Forces, enlisting in 1940 (obit) or 1946 (WWII Enlistment Records). Served in WWII and Korean conflict. Retired from the service November 30, 1954. Died November 17, 1965. Buried Golden Gate National cemetery, San Bruno, CA - gravestone. Obituary
Blickhan, Herbert Lawrence - Corporal, U.S. Army. Died March 26, 2008, buried St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery, Elkader. Obituary & photo
Boardman, Joseph Clifford - U.S. Air Forces, Staff Sgt. Died January 25, 2005. Buried in the Goshen cemetery. Obituary
Bolsinger, Stanley LeRoy 'Whitey' - U.S. Marine Corps. Died April 25, 2017. Buried in the Bolsinger cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Connell, John Michael 'Mickey' - Killed in Action in North Korea on May 3, 1952. DCAS file: Army, CPL, dob: 09/05/1929, dod: 05-03-1952, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county. KWP file: Served with the 51st Signal Battalion Corps. Buried St. Mary's Catholic cemetery, McGregor - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Christianson, Henry 'Junior' - U.S. Army. Died August 5, 2011 & is buried in the Marion Lutheran cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Dalen, Robert LaVern - Killed in Action in North Korea on February 2, 1953. DCAS file: Army, PVT, dob: 1931, dod: 02-02-1953, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county. KWP file: Served with 17th Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division. Buried St. Mary's Catholic cemetery, Strawberry Point - gravestone. Obituary
Decker, William Dale 'Bill' - Cpl U.S. Army, November 1948-May 1952. Served in Korea for 2 years. Died March 26, 2007 & buried in Evergreen cemetery, Prairie du Chien, WI - gravestone. Obituary.
Dettmann, Lorin Henry - U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict. Died September 13, 2013. Buried St. Paul Lutheran cemetery, Monona - gravestone. Obituary
Ferguson, Stanley Lloyd - Died September 21, 1989, buried Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Franck, Milton Eugene Martin - U.S. Navy & Air Force, served for 26 years. Veteran of WWII, Korean & Vietnam conflicts. Died January 7, 1995, cremains, Keypart, NJ. Obituary & additional information.
Gehring, Lowell L. - U.S. Marine Corps, enlisting 1940. Served during WWII, Korea & Vietnam. Retired from service in 1966. Died December 30, 2009, buried Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Goss, Frederick Charles - Killed in Action on October 27, 1950. KWP file: Corporal, US Marines, 1st Marine Regiment, Anti-tank Co., 1st Marine Division. Residence: Garnavillo, born June 14, 1929. Buried in Greenwood cemetery, Muscatine co., IA - gravestone
Gustafson, Dale Reynard - Died while POW, May 25, 1951. KWP file: Master Sgt, US Army, Co. A. 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Residence: Monona, born March 16, 1922. Taken as a POW in Hoengsong, South Korea on February 12, 1951. Parents: Gustaf Ragnar Gustafson & Hulda Johnson. Buried in Winner cemetery, Winner, South Dakota - gravestone, photo & obituary

(coordinator's note: obit states he was born in Nebraska and entered the service from S. Dakota, unknown when he lived in Monona - this should be verified)
Harris, Glen Edward - Master Sgt, U.S. Air Forces, Korean & Vietnam conflicts. Died February 10, 1982, buried Mederville cemetery. Obituary
Hefel, Gerald John 'Jerry' - U.S. Navy, aboard the USS Wiltsie and the USS Cushing; Korean Service Medal with 3 Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal & a Good Conduct Medal. Died May 9, 2007, buried Immaculate Conception cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Hefel, Raymond George - U.S. Navy. Died February 21, 2011, buried Immaculate Conception cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Heller, LaVerne Frederick 'Snooks' - Corporal, U.S. Army. Died April 8, 1992, buried Guttenberg City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Heller, Lawrence P. - U.S. Navy. Served aboard the USS Midway. Died January 9, 2010. Obituary & photo
Holly, Clifford Allan - Drowned July 2, 1953 Hwachon Reservoir, North Korea. KWP file: PFC, US Army, 4th Signal Battalion Corps, B Co 1 BN. Residence: Monona, born January 17, 1932. Drowned when the cargo carrier he was aboard sank in the Hwachon Reservoir, North Korea. Buried in the Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Holly, John Junior - Cpl, 141st Gen. Hospital. Died July 12, 1971 & buried Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Ishman, Dale Elbert - Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Died May 2, 2010, buried East Side cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Johansen, John Elliot - U.S. Navy, WWII, and after discharge joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean conflict. Died November 15, 2012, buried Marion Lutheran cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Johnson, Francis John - U.S. Army, serving from February 1951 to November 1952. Died July 16, 2007, buried Mount Calvary cemetery, Dubuque, IA. Obituary
Johnson, Kenneth Lewis - U.S. Army. Died May 12, 1989, buried St. John's Lutheran cemetery, Luana - gravestone. Obituary
Kafer, Paul Mathious - Died of wounds February 16, 1951. DCAS file: Army, CPL, dob: 1929, dod: 02-16-1951, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county. KWP file: Corporal, US Army, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Seriously wounded by an enemy missile in South Korea on February 16, 1951 and died the same day. Residence: Guttenburg, born March 3, 1929. Buried in St. Michael's cemetery, Elkport - gravestone
Kenneally, Edward D. - Killed in Action on March 27, 1951. DCAS file: Army, PFC, dob: 1927, dod: 03-27-1951, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county. KWP file: PFC, US Army, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Killed in Action on March 27, 1951 on Hill 228, Parun-Ni, South Korea. Residence: Elkader, born September 19, 1927. Buried in St. Joseph's cemetery, Elkader - gravestone. Obituary
Keppler, Thomas John 'Tom' - U.S. Army. Died March 1, 2013 & buried St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Klebbe, Julius Raymond Jr. - Died of an accidental grenade explosion November 1, 1952. KWP file: Pvt., US Army, 17th Infantry Regiment, B Co BN, 7th Infantry Division. Died on November 1, 1952 at Triangle Hill, Korea, when a grenade accidentally exploded near his sleeping bag. Residence: Guttenberg, born March 10, 1931. Buried Strawberry Point cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Kregel, Eldon Gustav Fred - U.S. Army 1951-1953, 19th Engineer Combat Group, 92nd Searchlight Co. Died August 21, 2011, buried St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Lange, Lowell Wesley - U.S. Army, serving from November 4, 1953 to October 27, 1955. Served 10 mo. overseas in Korea as an engineer with SCARWAF*. Died November 2, 1990 & buried in the Giard cemetery - gravestone. Obituary

*From the Korean War Project website: "The work to build, maintain and repair the airfields fell to the Army units assigned to the Air Force bases, these units were designated SCARWAF - Special Category Army Personnel with Air Force."

Looney, James H. - U.S. Army. Served 3 years, with 1 yrs. in Korea. Died October 11, 1991, buried St. Patrick Catholic cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Lovely, Chrystol J. nee Olson - U.S. Navy. Died October 15, 1996, buried Rhode Island Veteran cemetery, Exeter, Washington co., RI. Obituary

Lubbers, Joyce June nee Kruse - Registered Nurse; U.S. Army, Major, served in WWII and Korea. Died February 27, 1988. Buried Farmersburg-Wagner cemetery - gravestone. Obituary

Ludovissy, Walter J. - U.S. Marine Corps. Died August 12, 2010, buried Immaculate Conception cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Meehan, Francis 'Bud' - U.S. Army, WWII; SM Sgt, U.S. Air Force, Korean & Vietnam conflicts. Died December 25, 2010, has memorial markers in Paint Rock cemetery, Allamakee co. & a plaque in Lakeway Memorial Garden, Travis co., TX - gravestone & plaque. Obituary & photo
Meskimen, Guy James - U.S. Marine Corps. Died August 4, 2013, buried Guttenberg City cemetery - Obituary
Mielke, Donald Duane - GY Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps, veteran Korean & Vietnam conflicts. Died September 8, 1994 & buried Phoenix Memorial Park, Phoenix, AZ - gravestone. Obituary
Miller, James Lowell - U.S. Army. Died May 12, 1999. Obituary
Miller, Leslie Earl - Sgt., U.S. Army, servied in WWII & Korean conflict. Died July 2, 1996, buried Guttenberg City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Moser, Nathan G.- U.S. Navy. Died February 26, 2004, buried Guttenberg City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Mullarkey, Francis J. 'Frank' - U.S. Navy & 1st Sgt. U.S. Army; WWII & Korea. Wounded during the Korean conflict. Died October 13, 1989 & buried Wexford cemetery, Allamakee co. - gravestone. Obituary
Neverman, Robert C. - Died 2003, buried Glen Haven memorial Gardens, Hennepin co., MN. Obituary
Parker, Wilford Duane - Sgt 1st Class, U.S. Army, WWII & Korea. Died October 2, 1993, buried Guttenberg City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Powers, Eugene J. - U.S. Army. Died July 9, 2004, buried St. Mary's cemetery, Guttenberg - gravestone. Obituary
Reinhardt, Keith G. - U.S. Army Air Force, served in WWII and the Korean conflict. Died December 2, 1998, buried Clayton Center cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Sadler, William John - U.S. Navy. Died June 9, 1992, burial in St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Schlueter, Jerome L. - U.S. Army. Wounded in combat. Died September 22, 2011 buried St. John's cemetery, Cedar Rapids - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Schmelzer, James Edward 'Jim' - U.S. Army. Died August 3, 2013, buried Garnavillo City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Schrader, Bernard J. 'Bud' - U.S. Marine Corps, serving during WWII and Korean Conflict. Died June 27, 1990, buried in God's Acre cemetery, Clermont, Fayette co. IA - gravestone. Obituary
Sedlmayr, Norman R. - U.S. Army. Died July 13, 2010, cremains interred Farmersburg-Wagner cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Sheber, Edward S. - Died August 18, 1982, buried Guttenberg City cemetery. Obituary
Simons, Chyrold Elmer - U.S. Army, February 11, 1953-January 21, 1955. Died June 24, 2004, buried Brown cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Smola, John Keith - U.S. Marine Corps, attained rank of Lt. Colonel, served 24 yrs. including 2 tours in Korea. Died December 1, 2016. Obituary & photo
Taylor, John Howard - Killed in Action September 12, 1951. DCAS file: USMC, SGT, dob: 06-20-1930, dod: 09-12-1951, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Volga, Clayton co. KWP file: Sergeant, US Marines, 7th Marine Regiment, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Killed in Action September 12, 1951 while fighting the enemy in Korea. Residence: Volga, born June 20, 1930. Buried Hill Crest cemetery, Volga. Obituary & photo
Thompson, LeRoy Irvin - U.S. Army. Died February 25, 2004, buried Monona City cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Thornton, Elton Clifford 'Punk' - U.S. Navy. Died February 16, 2007, buried Pleasant Grove cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Way, Herbert Harry - U.S. Army from 1951-1953. Died March 12, 2010, buried Strawberry Point cemetery. Obituary & photo
Wettleson, Robert Wayne - U.S. Army, PFC. Died June 2, 1991. Buried in Marion Lutheran cemetery, Gunder - gravestone. Obituary
Wilker, William George - U.S. Army, Sgt., 82nd Airborne Division, paratrooper. Died January 6, 2010 & is buried Clayton cemetery - gravestone. Obituary & photo
Williams, Ivan Floyd - Killed in Action on July 28, 1952

Ivan F. Williams


DCAS file: Army, PFC, dob: 1931, dod: 07-28-1952, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county
KWP file:
PFC, US Army, 15th Infantry Regiment, G Co 2 BN, 3rd Infantry Division
Killed in Action in North Korea on July 28, 1952
Buried Mt. Harmony cemetery, Elk twp., Clayton co. - gravestone

Wilson, Frederick D. - Killed in Action on May 20, 1952. DCAS file: Army, PVT, dob: 1931, dod: 05-20-1952, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county. KWP file: Pvt., US Army 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Killed in Action while in combat with the enemy in North Korea on May 20, 1952. Buried East Side cemetery - gravestone. Obituary
Whittle, Bernell J. - Died November 10, 2009, buried St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery, Elkader - gravestone. Obituary & photo

 

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