To: Other Korean Veterans

Mower County
Korean War Casualties

Ballantyne, James Lloyd

16 Aug 1931-12 Feb 1951

US Army

Died while captured/interned

Comments: Corporal Ballantyne was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War near Hoengsong, Korea while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 12, 1951 and died while a prisoner on March 31, 1951. He died in the hands of his captors and was never accounted for and his remains were not recovered.

James Ballantyne is not buried in the family cemetery plot but he may have a marker there in his honor.

Memorial stone Lansing Cemetery, Lansing, MN


Block, Robert Stanley

25 Aug 1932- 4 Nov 1950

US Army

Hostile, Died While Captured (POW)

Comments: Private First Class Block was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 16, 1950 and taken on a death march from Manpo to Chungung, North Korea. Sick and exhausted, he was unable to walk. His comrades carried him until a North Korean officer directed he be left behind and shot him on November 4, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His family knew him as "Bobby."

Memorial stone Woodbury Cemetery, Mower Co., MN


Brandt, Arnold Nicholaus

31 May 1913-27 Nov 1950

US Army

Died while captured/interned

Comments: Lieutenant Colonel Brandt was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of the 8668th Army Unit, Korean Military Assistance Group (KMAG). He was taken Prisoner of War while advising the South Koreans in North Korea on November 27, 1950 and died while a prisoner on June 30, 1951. His remains were not recovered. Died in Camp 5.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN


Carr, Leroy Frank

12 April 1928-6 Nov 1951

US Army

Hostile – Killed

Comments: Sergeant Carr was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 6, 1951.

Grandview Cemetery, Austin MN


House, Eugene Theodore

1930-13 Aug 1950

US Army

Hostile – Killed

Comments: Private First Class House was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 13, 1950.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mlps MN


Jensen, Sylvester L.

1930- 25 Apr 1951


Hostile – Killed

Comments: Private First Class Jensen was a member of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on April 25, 1951.


Judd, John Conrad

1929-19 Oct 1951

US Army

Hostile – Killed

Comments: Sergeant Judd was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Chuktae-ri, North Korea on October 19, 1951.

Calvary Cemetery, Austin, MN


Kosel, Donald Raymond

21 Sep 1930-4 Nov 1950

US Marine Corps

Gunshot or Small Arms Fire

Comments: Private First Class Kosel was a member of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while engaged with the enemy in Korea on November 4, 1950.

Grandview Cemetery, Austin, MN


McAlister, Harold Richard “Dick”

14 Nov 1931-20 Oct 1951

US Army

Hostile - Died of wounds

Comments: Private First Class McAlister was a member of the 16th Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 20, 1951 and died of those wounds later that day.

Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, MN


Wentzel, David Wesley "Bud"

25 Feb 1924-21 Nov 1951

US Army

Hostile – Killed

Comments: Sergeant First Class Wentzel was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while defending an outpost against fighting the enemy near Sokkogae, North Korea on November 21, 1951. Although wounded he continued to kill the enemy until he was killed by an enemy grenade. He was known to his family as "Bud." Platoon Sergeant.

Grandview Cemetery, Austin, MN


Information provided by Kathy Pike




BIRTH/DEATH NAME DATES SERVICE/COMMENTS ============================ ========== ============================ Ackland, Robert Duane 1931-2015* U.S. Army, during Korean Conflict Amick, Elmer L. 1934-2016* Korean War 1952, Emergency Medical Service vehicle driver in U.S. Army. Anderson, Merle Wallace 1932-2012* U.S. Army, Korean War Andrews, Darvin N. 1932-2016* U.S. Army in the Korean War. Attlesey, Ronald Duane 1931-2010 US Army Bates, Jerry A. 1939-1999* Veteran, Korea and Germany, radio mechanic Bendickson, Sherman Harlan 1932-2014* U.S. Army, 1952-; Korean Conflict Benson, Dale R. 1929-1999* Korean War; later in U.S. Army Reserves 1953-1959 Blade, Charles W. "Bill" 1935-1999* U.S. Navy, 1952-1956; Korean War Blegen, Oris 1927-2015* U.S. Army, Korean War Blowers, Robert E. 1932-2013* U.S. Army, Korean War Bonella, David Lewis 1933-2014* U.S. Army, Korean War Bothun, Arnie "Ardell" 1930-2014* U.S. Marine Corps., 1951-1953; Korean Conflict Brown, Max Eugene 1931-2014* U.S. Navy; Korean War Buchan, Beryl D. 1931-2014* U.S. Army, 1952-1954; Korean War Bungum, Arnold L. 1928-2008 USAF Cohenour, Harold Theodore 1930-2013* U.S. Army, 1951-1955; Korean War Veteran Cook, William Ralph 1930-2014* U.S. Army, Korean Conflict; Sergeant, Co. I, 85th Inf. Reg, 10th Inf. Div. Crabtree, Daniel S. 1928-2012* U.S. Navy, Korean War, Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Crippin, Byron Miles 1928-2016* Army ROTC and U.S. Army in Korean War; Army Reserves as a Major DeBoer, Mertin Arthur 1925-2013* U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps; World War II and Korean War Denisen, Loren Alfred 1929-2015* U.S. Army 1951-1953 DeWall, Richard Edward 1930-2013* U.S. Army, Korean War; AUG 1952 - JUN 1954 Dieser, Adam Peter 1931-2013* U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War Dimmel, Elmer W. c1931-2014* Korean War veteran Dittmer, Elmer Henry 1922-2013* U.S. Army, World War II and Korean Conflict; and Minn. Nat. Guard Durst, Ernest N. 1930-2000 "Veteran" Ebert, Paul R. 1928-2008 US Army Edge, Maurice Stanley 1926-2015* U.S. Marine Corps., 1951-1954, Korean War Enright, Gene 1929-2008 US Navy Espe, Leonard 1931-2012* U.S. Army, Korean War Evenson, Donald Wallace 1928-2016* U.S. Marine Corps, 1952-1954 Fink, Stanley Hubbard 1926-2016* U.S. Army; 1945-1946 & 1950-1953 Fuller, Donald L. 1929-2016* U.S. Air Force; Korean War and Vietnam War; Master Sergeant Gerber, Norbert Hubert 1929-2015* U.S. Army - 1950-1951; Korean War Goodwin, Everett Dale 1929-2014* U.S. Army, Korea Grant, David Lawrence 1937-2013* U.S. Marine Corps & U.S. Army; discharged 1977; Korean War and Vietnam War Grinstead, Lawrence Eugene 1932-2013* U.S. Army, 1953-1955, Korea Guild, Lawrence Wayne 1933-2014* U.S. Air Force, Korean War Haldorson, Melvin Duane 1929-2015* U.S. Army, 1950-1952 Halligan, Robert Darrel 1930-2012* U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War Hannam, Eugene 1933-2002 US Army, S.Sgt., 1951-57, 63 jumps Hanson, Cecil Edward 1928-2013* U.S. Army, 1951-1953 Harvey, John Reier 1934-1999* U.S. Army, Germany, during Koean Conflict Hebl, Lona "Top" 1928-2012* U.S. Army 1951-1953 Heinicke, Donald L. 1932-2016* U.S. Army, 1949-1952, served in Japan during Korean War. Hilden, Lloyd Raymond 1926-2012* U.S. Army, 20 years, Korean War Hoffman, Harold L. 1936-2012* U.S. Navy, Korean War, on minesweeper Hovland, David Allen 1929-2008 Vet. of WW II and Korea Hunter, Robert Harold 1922-2007 US Army Hyland, Loren Alfred 1930-2012* U.S. Navy, Korean War, 1951-1954 Hyland, Robert Eugene 1931-2012* U.S. Army, 1952-1954, Korean War Jacobson, Margaret C. 1921-2015* U.S. Navy, Waves, WW II, 18 Mo.; U.S. Marines, Korean Crisis, 3.5 years Jensen, Harold Eugene 1930-2014* U.S. Navy, 1949-1952; served on Guam, during Korean War Jordahl, David Oscar 1931-2009 Stationed in Germany Jorgenson, Richard A. 1933-2013* U.S. Air Force, in Korean War Keating, Richard James 1930-2015* U.S. Marine Corps, 1950-1954; Army National Guard for 22 years Kempe, Bernard 1929-2012* U.S. Army 1951-1953, Korea Kimpell, Lawrence P. c1931-2012* U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War King, William John 1928-2008 US Army Lau, Robert Alfred 1932-2008 US Army, Pfc. Leibe, Richard E. 1927-2015* U.S. Army World war II and Korean War Lester, Derwin Ernest 1923-2011 Army (WW II and Korea) Lewis, James Allen 1932-2014* U.S. Army, 1953-1955; Japan & Korea; 440th Signal Company; 5th Air Force; Sergeant Lindahl, Doyle Dean 1931-2013* U.S. Army, Korean War -- two tours of duty; Sgt. Loux, Virgil Maurice 1930-2013* U.S. Marine Corps., 1952-1954, in Korean War, Corporal, radio man McAlister, Herbert Charles 1931-1977 U.S. Navy, 1949-1977 McAlister, Lawrence G. 1932-2016* Korean War, 1952-1953 McGonigle, Arlo M. 1920-2011 US Navy 1937-1957 Meyer, Clayton Dale 1930-2013* U.S. Army, 1948-1952, 25th Inf., 35th Div., Japan and Korea Michels, Dean Francis 1928-2015* U.S. Army, Korean Conflict Michelson, Richard Ervin 1930-2011 National Guard Miller, Edward Lee 1950-2015* U.S. Army, 1968+, in Korea Miller, Raymond Darrell 1932-2012* U.S. Army, Korean war, on front lines Molde, Richard Dean 1930-2008 US Navy, Submariner Moline, George W. 1929-2013* U.S. Army, Korean War Montgomery, Gerald Rodger 1931-2014* U.S. Army, 1951-1953; Korean War; Corporal Morrison, Donald Eugene 1929-2013* U.S. Army, 1951-1954 Mullenbach, Francis Paul 1933-2014* U.S. Army, 30 years; Chief Warrant Officer; Korean War and Vietnam War Murphy, Leo E. 1928-2013* U.S. Army, Korean War Nash, Kenneth Russell 1930-2013* U.S. Army, Korean War Nelson, Charles Lerun 1930-2009 US Army Njos, Dale Richard 1930-2000 Veteran Noble, Ross D. 1932-2014* U.S. Army, 1953-1955, Korean War Nolan, Philip E. 1933-2015* U.S. Army, Korean war Nystrom, James D. 1929-2009 US Army, MP Orth, Henry Floyd 1929-2015* Army National Guard, Korean War; Sergeant Osmonson, Donald R. "Ozzie" 1932-2013* U.S. Air Force, 1950-1953; Korean War Overby, Calvin Curtis 1933-2014* U.S. Army, 1953-1955; Korean Conflict Petersen, Ross Victor 1936-2015* U.S. Army, 1954-1956 Peterson, Harland P. 1926-2015* U.S. Army, Korean Conflict, 2 years, Paratrooper Post, Robert H. 1930-2016* Korean War, U.S. Marine Corps., two Purple Heart medals. Rohde, Bernard "Barney" 1928-2016* U.S. Navy, 1945-1949; U.S. Army 1949-1969; World War II, Korea and Vietnam; Purple Heart Rossow, Dale Ralph 1920-2012* U.S. Marines Corps, 1941-; Blacksmith in Samoa, Guadalcanal, Saipan, and in Korean War. Sathre, William James 1930-2008 USAF Schlichting, Donald Ernest 1929-2016* U.S. Air Force; 1949-; Radio Operator; Airman First Class, Korean War Schmidt, William C. 1929-2012* U.S. Navy, 1950-1954 Schneider, Palmer William 1930-2014* U.S. Army, Korean War Schroeder, Raymond Earl 1931-2014* U.S. Air Force; c1952-1972; Korean War and Vietnam; 20 years in military Schultz, Arlin Weldon 1928-2008 US Army Schultz, Myron J. 1931-2016* U.S. Air Force, Korea Schulz, Dale W. 1926-2016* U.S. Army in World War II and Korean War Schumann, Duane M. 1930-2014* U.S. Navy, 1950-1954, Korean War Seath, Ronald D. 1926-2014* U.S. Army, 1951-1952, Korean Conflict; Sergeant Sheely, Lowell Gene 1931-2013* U.S. Army, 1951-1954, Korean War Sherman, Richard K. 1934-2015* U.S. Army, Korean War; Virginia Sikkink, Robert L. 1932-2016* U.S. Navy Air Corp; 1950-1954 Slowinski, Victor 1925-2014* U.S. Army, Korean War, Purple Heart Snyder, Eugene Alan 1928-2013* U.S. Army, in Korea; Sergeant Sorenson, Laverne Palmer 1929-2016* U.S. Army, 1946-1948; corporal in active duty in Korea. In the Reserves for six years. June 13, 1953, Verne was appointed a Reserve commissioned officer as 2nd Lieutenant, and was designated a "Distinguished Military Graduate." Stacy, Darrell George 1933-2016* U.S. Air Force; Korea, Security Service 1952-1955 Stanek, Leonard Robert 1935-2016* U.S. Marine Corps.; disch. 1965; Korean War; Purple Heart; atom bomb testing Stark, Charles Herman 1932-2003 "Charlie Co." Stenger, Joseph A. 1929-2009 US Army Thoe, Delmont Raymond 1932-2008 USAF Thompson, Dean Orlee 1928-2015* U.S. Air Force, Korean War Thompson, Ronald Franklin 1930-2013* U.S. Navy, 1951-1954, Korean War Tieman, Justin Galen 1924-2015* U.S. Army, Korean War, 1950-1952 Turbenson, Virgil Owen 1926-2009 USAF Ulven, Duane Curtis 1933-2012* U.S. Army, Korean War, 1953-1955 Vincek, Clifford James 1931-2015* U.S. Army, Korean War Wagner, John Edward 1927-2012* U.S. Navy, World War II, USS Hancock aircraft carrier; Korean War as Platoon Sgt. Wahlers, Wayne Frederick 1930-2012* U.S. Marine Corps, 1951-1953 Waletzki, Floyd August 1928-2011 USMC Wangen, Omer Milo 1926-2016* World War II and Korean War. Weber, Clemence Peter 1924-2014* U.S. Army, 1946-; Korea in 6th Infantry Div.; Tech Sgt., motorpool Wells, Wayne Winfield 1920-1964* Armed Forces; 1942-; recalled during Korean War Wermager, Kenneth LeRoy 1925-2008 US Army Wilder, Laurel L. 1934-1976* U.S. Air Force, 1951+; Korean War; also U.S. Army Wiste, Harold Andrew 1930-2013* U.S. Army, 2 years; Korean Conflict NOTE: Lines with an asterisk following the dates, are based on Mower Obits Collection information.

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