MOWER COUNTY GENEALOGY

 

 

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

US ARMY

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

 

 

OTHER KOREAN WAR VETERANS

NAME DATES SERVICE/COMMENTS ============================ ========= ============================ Attlesey, Ronald Duane 1931-2010 US Army Bendickson, Sherman Harlan 1932-2014 US Army Benson, Dale R. 1929-1999 US Army Reserve 1953-1959 Bungum, Arnold L. 1928-2008 USAF Durst, Ernest N. 1930-2000 "Veteran" Ebert, Paul R. 1928-2008 US Army Enright, Gene 1929-2008 US Navy Goodwin, Everett Dale US Army Guild, Lawrence Wayne 1933-2014 USAF Hannam, Eugene 1933-2002 US Army, S.Sgt., 1951-57, 63 jumps Hovland, David Allen 1929-2008 Vet. of WW II and Korea Hunter, Robert Harold 1922-2007 US Army Hyland, Robert Eugene 1931-2012 US Army 1952-54 Jensen, Harold Eugene 1930-2014 US Navy - Guam King, William John 1928-2008 US Army Lau, Robert Alfred 1932-2008 US Army, Pfc. Lester, Derwin Ernest 1923-2011 Army (WW II and Korea) Lindahl, Doyle Dean 1931-2013 US Army, Sgt. Murphy, Leo E. 1928-2013 US Army McGonigle, Arlo M. 1920-2011 US Navy 1937-1957 Michelson, Richard Ervin 1930-2011 National Guard Molde, Richard Dean 1930-2008 US Navy, Submariner Nelson, Charles Lerun 1930-2009 US Army Nystrom, James D. 1929-2009 US Army, MP Sathre, William James 1930-2008 USAF Schultz, Arlin Weldon 1928-2008 US Army Sheely, Lowell Gene 1931-2013 US Army Slowinski, Victor 1925-2014 US Army Stenger, Joseph A. 1929-2009 US Army Thoe, Delmont Raymond 1932-2008 USAF Turbenson, Virgil Owen 1926-2009 USAF Waletzki, Floyd August 1928-2011 USMC Wermager, Kenneth LeRoy 1925-2008 US Army

Updated 4/12/2014 by K Kittleson


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