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THE KOREAN WAR CASUALTIES

RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA

 The Korean War was a military conflict between North Korean (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea) regimes in which hostilities were from June 25, 1905 until the armistice which was signed on July 27th of 1953. The conflict arose when the two Korean powers attempted to re-unify Korea under their respective governments. The area of contemption was the 38th Parallell. Negotiations ended when the North Korean Army invaded South Korean on June 25, 1950. Nations allied with the United States intervened on behalf of South Korean under the aegis of the United Nations. North-allied Chinese forces intervened on behalf of North Korea which shifted the balance of the war and ended in an armistice that approximately restored the original boundary which was under contention at the beginning of the war. As a result, the United States and the Soviet Union entered into a period known as the Cold War.

Casualties for the United States were 36,516 K.I.A.; 2,830 non-combat casualties; 92,134 wounded; 8,176 M.I.A.; and 7,245 P.O.W.s.

 

NAME RANK/GRADE BRANCH HOMETOWN DATE of BIRTH DATE of CASUALTY
BROWN
Nelson Marion
MSGT Air Force Ellston 08 Aug 1917
Adair Co. IA
Died while missing
28 Feb 1954
DAVENPORT
Kenneth E.
PVT 1CL Army
32nd Inf
7th Inf Div
Ringgold Co. 19 Feb 1931 K.I.A.
22 Jan 1953
Interment Rose Hill Cemetery
Mount Ayr IA
FOUSER
Kenneth W.
  Co A
14th Inf
25th Inf Div
  04 May 1926 17 Jan 1955
Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr IA
HAMPTON
Charles Wade
      31 Aug 1909 06 Jul 1953
Rose Hill Cemetery
Mount Ayr IA
MARSHALL
Jack Eugene
CPL U.S. Army
Co. A, 1st BN
32nd Inf. Reg.
7th Infantry Div.
Ringgold Co. 19 Jul 1929 02 Dec 1950
M.I.A.
Gravestone at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr IA
SCOTT
Lester W.
PVT Army   1928 K.I.A.
07 Sep 1951
WILKEY
Franklin H. "Frank"
PVT 9th Inf
2nd Inf Div
Ringgold Co. 1931 K.I.A.
03 Sep 1950

 

Korean War Memorial, Washington, D.C., by Sharon R. Becker, 2004

SOURCES:
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War

Compiled by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2009

To contribute to Ringgold County's military pages,
contact Sharon R. Becker at srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.


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