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BEELMAN, Thomas Lee
Born September 30, 1931
Enlisted Donnellson
L CO 3 BN
Army
Remains not recovered.
Corporal Beelman was a member of Company L., 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy at Eastern Shore, Chosin Reservoir, North Korea on or about December 2, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. DOD records cite December 12, 1950, as date of loss, but due to the internal chaos within the unit due to high losses, it is impossible without eyewitness confirmation to have a specific date of actual loss. By December 12, 1950, the unit was in reserve in the Hamhung-Hungnam area. Reported DOD last known home of record - Donnellson, Iowa.

DINWIDDIE, Frank D.
Born December 28, 1929
Enlisted Fort Madison
B CO 1 BN
Army
Buried Oakland Cemetery-Fort Madison, Iowa
Private Dinwiddie was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea (Pusan Perimeter Southwest battle zone, Chindong-NI area) on September 2, 1950 and died of those wounds on September 2, 1950.

 
DOCKUM, Leland Edward Jr.
Born May 10, 1931
Enlisted Keokuk
B CO 1 BN
Army
Buried Sunset Memorial Gardens-Keokuk, Iowa
Corporal Dockum was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at Punchbowl, North Korea on July 27, 1951.

HOENES, John Thomas
Born December 11, 1930
Enlisted Keokuk
WPNS CO 2 BN
Marine
Buried Davenport Memorial Park-Davenport, Iowa
Staff Sergeant Hoenes was a member of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at Bunker Hill, Western Outposts, Korea on August 26, 1952. He was known as "Tommy." Tommy was adopted and joined the Marine Corps just after graduating high school.

JOBE, Vernon Darrel
Born August 27, 1929
Enlisted Lee County, Iowa or Newtown, Missouri
HQ SVC CO
Army
Buried Newtown Cemetery-Newtown, Missouri
Corporal Jobe was a member of the 89th Medium Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division.  He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on June 1, 1951.  Attached 1st Cavalry Division.  DOD cites Lee County, Iowa, Gravestone cites Missouri.

JONES, Frank Leslie

Born July 8, 1930
Enlisted Keokuk, Iowa
C BTRY
Army
Buried Oakland Cemetery- Keokuk, Iowa
Private First Class Jones was a member of the 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Hoengsong, South Korea on February 13, 1951.

LE MATTY, Donald Gene
Born October 27, 1928
Enlisted Keokuk, Iowa
A BTRY
Army
Remains not recovered
Corporal Le Matty was a member of Battery A, 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy along the Kum River at Samgyo-ri, South Korea on July 14, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March," and died during the march between Manpo and Chunggang-jin, North Korea on November 1, 1950.

PIERSEE, Howard Earl
Born July 7, 1932
Enlisted Keokuk, Iowa
D CO
Army
Remains not recovered
Corporal Piersee was a member of Company D, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting as infantry at Kasan, Hill 902, Taegu area, South Korea on September 4, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 20, 1951.

SHERWOOD, Francis E.
Born July 14, 1926
Enlisted Fort Madison, Iowa
A CO 1 BN
Army
Buried Oakland Cemetery - Fort Madison, Iowa
Private Sherwood was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at Kumhwa, North Korea on August 6, 1951.

SOMMERS, Jerry William
Born January 2, 1934
Enlisted Fort Madison, Iowa
G CO 2 BN
Army
Buried Oakland Cemetery - Fort Madison, Iowa
Private Sommers was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.  He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy at Heartbreak Ridge, North Korea on September 17, 1951.

WASHBURN, John Gilbert
Born May 14, 1930
Enlisted Keokuk, Iowa
I CO 3 BN
Marines
Buried Keokuk National Cemetery - Keokuk, Iowa
Private First Class Washburn was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy at Western Outposts, Korea and died of those wounds on November 6, 1952.


Source: koreanwar.org, used with permission
Updated: February 2018


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