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.
||DATE of BIRTH
||DATE of CASUALTY
||08 Aug 1917
Adair Co. IA
|Died while missing
28 Feb 1954
7th Inf Div
||19 Feb 1931
22 Jan 1953
Interment Rose Hill Cemetery
Mount Ayr IA
25th Inf Div
||04 May 1926
||17 Jan 1955
Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr IA
||31 Aug 1909
||06 Jul 1953
Rose Hill Cemetery
Mount Ayr IA
Co. A, 1st BN
32nd Inf. Reg.
7th Infantry Div.
||19 Jul 1929
||02 Dec 1950
Gravestone at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr IA
07 Sep 1951
Franklin H. "Frank"
2nd Inf Div
03 Sep 1950
Korean War Memorial, Washington, D.C., by Sharon R. Becker, 2004
U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
Compiled by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2009
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