IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


Korean Conflict
1950-1957
Honor Roll



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

Soldiers who gave their lives


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


Connell, John M
. 'Mickey' - Killed in Action in North Korea on May 3, 1952

DCAS file: Army, CPL, dob: 1929, dod: 05-03-1952, body recovered - Yes, home of record - Clayton county
KWP file: Served with the 51st Signal Battalion Corps

Obituary & photo


Dalen, Robert L. -
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

Obituary


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


Gustafson, Dale Reynard - Died while POW, May 25, 1951

KWP file:
Master Sgt, US Army, 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


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, Monona - gravestone
Death notice


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


Klebbe, Julius Raymond - 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 when a grenade accidentally exploded near his sleeping bag and killed him.
Residence: Guttenberg, born March 10, 1931

Obituary


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

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

Obituary

~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. Reid has also found & transcribed many obits of the soldiers, click on the "Obituary" link to read them.
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.

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