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Ethyl Fulton Estate Card File

 
In March of 2004, the Korean War Educator found an item for sale on ebay.com called "Detailed Korean War U.S. Soldier Card File." The KWE was the successful bidder on that card file, which contained approximately 250 cards with names and service details of U.S. Korean War soldiers killed or missing in action. All of the servicemen had some sort of tie to the Seattle area.  The card file was compiled around the time of the Korean War by Ethyl Fulton, who was key in organizing the Seattle War Memorial. Each card contains the name, rank, division, date and circumstances of death, as well as next of kin. It includes soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division, Army - Rifle Squad Leader, 25th Division - Machine gunners, Marine Fighter Pilots, Air Force Jet Pilot, members of the 1st Marine Division, Army Intelligence, Army - 38th Regiment, 2nd Division, Air force, and many more. Battle details include: Naktong River near Anshu, domestic air crashes, Massacre Valley, Changjin Reservoir sector, crash in Korean waters after take off from carrier, MIA's, crash in waters near Kwajalein Island, and more. There are also several newspaper clippings dated 1951 detailing Korean War issues and casualty counts.

Ethyl Fulton was one of Seattle's unsung heroes.  The mother of a son who was killed in action during World War II, Mrs. Fulton devoted hours upon hours of her time to check the long list of King County's war dead so that their names could be inscribed on a city memorial to them.  She carefully compiled, checked, and re-checked names of Seattle veterans to accomplish this task.  It is not as yet known why her card file of Korean War casualties ended up on ebay.

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Contents of the Ethyl Fulton Card File


A

  • Adler, J. Merle
    1st Lt., Air Force Pilot, 26 years old, died May 7, 1951 in North Korea while on a mission. He was with the 98th Bomb Wing from Fairchild AFB, Spokane. Next of kin – Mrs. Beverly Adler (wife) and two sons, Daryl (4) and Merle (5). 11048 2nd Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Spokane. Lt. Adler went overseas to Japan in 1951. He had flown 20 combat missions and had won the Air Medal. He had formerly lived in Spokane. He was a pre-medic student at the University of Washington where he met his wife. He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church. His mother lives in Spokane.
     
  • Anderson, David G.
    2nd Lt., Army, 66th Field Artillery Group, Ft. Lewis. 28 years old. Died May 5, 1951, plane crash at Yakima, WA. Next of kin – Mrs. Betty Mae Anderson (wife), Christina and Stephen, 223 Sixth Ave., Kirkland, WA., Mr. Melvin A. Anderson (father), Kirkland. Buried in Kirkland Cemetery, Kirkland, WA. Lt. Anderson was a former postal clerk in Kirkland, his home. He was a former Seattle area National Guardsman. His family moved to Ft. Lewis when his unit was called back into active service Sept. 11, 1950. He was a private pilot and was killed shortly after taking off from Yakima, WA. W/O Tuck was killed with him.
     
  • Anderson, Graham George
    Cpl., Army, with the 6219th Reception Center. 42 years old. Died April 24, 1951 at Madigan Hospital after a short illness. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Anderson, 805 27th Ave., Seattle, WA. Born in Illinois. Place of burial – Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Cpl. Anderson received his education in Faro, ND and moved to Seattle in 1930. Before entering the service he worked as a baker here. He was a veteran of eight years in the Army, including service in Europe. Three sisters survive him in Seattle and one in California. Two brothers in Seattle, one in Maple Valley, one in Minnesota. Cpl. Anderson was stationed at Fort Lewis.
     
  • Andriesen, Johannes M.
    Capt., Air Force, C-47 pilot. 31 years old. Died Nov. 7, 1951, plane crash while on duty in Alaska at Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage. Next of kin – Mrs. Arlowyne Andriesen (wife), Lawrence Bruce & Darrell Scott, 3926 Densmore Ave., Seattle, Mrs. Marie G. Hamren (mother), 542 E. 81st, Seattle, WA, J.M. Andriesen (father), Redwood City, CA, Mrs. Adriana J. Wise (sister), Seattle. Born – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Military services at Washelli Cemetery. Capt. Andriesen graduated from Roosevelt High School. He joined the Air Force in 1941 and served in Texas and Nebraska as an instructor during World War II. He returned to his job with the Pacific Tel Co. after the war. A member of the National Guard, he was recalled to active duty in May 1951 and was stationed in Alaska.
     
  • Astley, Charles A. Jr.
    PFC, US Marine Corps, 22 years of age. Died Aug. 18, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Astley, 4139 51st6 Ave. S.W., Mrs. Nina Astley (wife) in Atlanta, GA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Pvt. Astley attended Jefferson Grade School, James Madison Junior High and West Seattle High Schools. He joined the Marine Corps when he was 17 years old and served in Europe, Italy, France and the occupation forces in Greece. He re-enlisted in September 1949. Also surviving him is his daughter Jean Kathleen and his brother, Robert W. Astley.
     
  • Avey, John A. Jr.
    Pfc., Air Force, radio operator. 20 years of age. Died Sept. 4, 1951, plane crash, Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. John A. Avey, 8343 Jones Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Pfc. Avey joined the Air Force in 1950. He attended Ballard High School before enlistment. Survivors also include three brothers, Chadwick, Michael & Jeffery.
     
  • Ayers, George
    Pfc., Army. 22 years of age. Died May 22nd in Korea. Next of Kin – Mrs. Alice Ayers (mother), Seattle, WA. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Seattle.
     


B

  • Brinsmead, John C.
    Lt. Col, Army, 2nd Infantry Division. 39 years old. Died Sept. 27, 1950 in action in Korea, Naktong River near Anshu, Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Blanche Brinsmead (wife), Alice Ann, Andrea, and John Jr., 1437 Hinds St., Seattle, WA, brothers & sisters in Seattle, WA. Born at Ft. Robinson, NE. Buried in Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Attended University of Washington 1936. Formerly managed restaurants for the Manning Co. and the Green Apple Pie Restaurant. Veteran of World War II. Returned to active duty in July 1947.
     
  • Bronele, Dominic A.
    Pvt., Army, infantry. 21 years of age. Died June 12, 1953, Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Florence Bronele (wife), 4503 45th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA.; Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Bronele (parents). Born Canyon City, CO. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Pvt. Bronele came to live in Seattle 7 years ago. He was graduated from Franklin High School. He had served in Seattle before joining the Army. A sister, Mrs. Ralph Caddy, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Triano also survive him.
     
  • Brown, Clarence James
    Sergeant, Army, rifle squad leader, patrol. 21 years of age. Died April 7, 1952 in action in Korea. Had completed 95 patrols in February. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Brown, 4407 52nd Ave., S.W., Seattle, WA., & sisters Donna and Shirley. Born Toppenish. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle. Sergeant Brown (Jimmy) left school after the 9th grade at James Madison Junior High to enlist in the Army. He was 15 at the time. He served 11 months in Italy. Returned to the U.S. then was sent to Germany where he was stationed for 35 months. Then back to the U.S. He went to Korea. Was due back in the U.S. in June. His desire was to return to Germany to marry Miss Frieda Spiessl of Germany.
     
  • Blair, George E.
    Airman, Air Force. 20 years of age. Died March 20, 1953, air crash near Oakland, CA. Next of kin – Mr. David Blair (father), 5206 California Ave., Seattle, WA., Mrs. Fern Blair (mother) deceased. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Airman Blair graduated from Roosevelt High School. He was bound on his second overseas tour of duty at the time of the crash, having served previously in Europe. Other survivors include a brother Gordon D. of Providence, R.I. and grandmother Mrs. Jesse Blair of Seattle.
     
  • Bothell, Gordon D.
    Lt. J.G., Navy. 32 years of age. Died November 1952, accident in California. Next of kin – Mrs. Mary Zelda Bothell (wife), three sons – James, Larry and William, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bothell, Port Orchard, WA. Place of birth – Bothell, WA. Place of burial – Navy section, Washelli, Seattle. Lt. Bothell had been attending the Naval Air Training School at El Centro, CA when the accident occurred which ended in his death. Lt. Bothell served in the second World War in the Pacific Asiatic theatre aboard the aircraft carrier Randolf. He had spent most of his life in the Bothell area. Other survivors are two brothers Robert E., Bellevue, and Lee W. of Cape May, NJ.
     
  • Boswell, George Leo
    Pfc., USMC, 1st Marine Division. 21 years of age. Died August 17, 1950, results of wounds suffered in the Korean War. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. George G. Boswell, 902 S.W. 102nd St., Seattle, WA; Charles (brother, Seattle, WA). Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Attended Mountain View Grade School and Highline High School. Private Boswell won the championship of the 1st Marine Division in boxing, also of the 11th Naval District. He also won the West Coast Naval boxing championship.
     
  • Boyk, Wayne J.
    Sgt., Army. 31 years of age. Died Feb. 12, 1951 in action in Korea, probably in Massacre Valley. Next of kin – Mrs. Thelma Boyk (wife), 1124 14th Ave., Seattle, WA.; Mrs. Linnie Boyk (mother), Everett; Mr. John Boyk (father), Seattle. Born – Everett, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. 1Sgt. Boyk had resided in Seattle for several years. Employed at the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. He served 27 months in the Pacific during World War II. He re-enlisted in the army in 1948 and had been in Korea since August 1950.
     
  • Baker, Robert E.
    Cpl., Air Force, propeller specialist. 20 years of age. Died Sept. 7, 1951 in Alaska at Eielson when a B-17 bomber crash-landed after an aerial explosion. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Baker, 2703 Belvidere Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Cpl. Baker had been in the Air Force for three years. He attended West Seattle High School before joining the Air Force. He also attended Jefferson Elementary and James Madison Junior High. He enlisted in the Air Force in January 1949 and had been stationed in Alaska for 15 months.
     
  • Barthel, Walter Burr
    Ens., Navy. 24 years of age. Died July 27, 1952 in a crash of a B-25 Air force bomber near Arthur, Nebraska. Next of kin – Mrs. H. Barthel (mother), 801 Spring St., Seattle, and Georgia (sister), Seattle. Place of birth – Everett, WA. Place of burial – Jefferson National Cemetery, St. Louis. Memorial services at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle.  Ens. Barthel was a graduate of Highline High School and the University of Washington. Before joining the Navy he was widely known as a disc jockey conducting KING’s Club 1090. He attended officer candidate school in Newport, RI. Was commissioned July 25 and was on his way home on leave when he was killed. He had been awarded the Legion of Honor DeMolay. Past master counselor of Highline Chapter and of the State.
     
  • Barton, John E.
    Pfc., Army infantry. 22 years of age. Date of death announced March 24, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Almeda R. Barton (mother), 4238 Graham St., Seattle, WA, and Capt. Philo Barton (father), 5128 Morgan St., Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Attended Franklin High School before enlisting in the Army 1945. He served in Germany and reenlisted in July 1949. His last letter to his mother was written Christmas Day.
     
  • Bedient, Roy E.
    M/Sgt., Army, Security Agency. 28 years of age. Died May 10, 1952, accident in Tokyo, train. Next of kin – Mrs. Ethel Bedient (mother), 3610 Densmore Ave., Seattle; Mrs. Bertha Bedient (wife), Middletown, OH. Born – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Sgt. Bedient entered the Army in 1943. He had been a student at Garfield High School. He served with the field artillery battalion in Germany in World War II and was wounded and awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. He remained in the Army and eventually was sent to Korea where he was wounded twice. Then was assigned to Tokyo. A sister, Mrs. Grace Lee, also survives Sgt. Bedient.
     
  • Benton, Daniel F.
    Sgt 1st class, Army infantry. 24 years of age. Died April 23, 1951 in action in Korea. Death reported May 28, 1951. Next of kin – Mrs. Ursula Benton (wife), Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Benton, 12303 16th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Born – Spokane, WA. Place of burial – Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Sgt. Benton had been in the Army about five years. He was due home on rotation and scheduled to leave the day after he was killed. He married in Germany during service there. His sisters, Miss Marjory at the family home, Miss Pauline of Vanderhoof, B.C. and Mrs. Helen Hartman of Los Angeles, survive. Attended schools in Canada. Lived and worked in Seattle.
     
  • Bevens, Perry McPhail
    Pfc., USMC. Died October 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bevens, 8529 Stone Ave., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Blair, Larry L.
    Pfc., Army. Date of death – November 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Viola Bass (mother), Rt. 2, Woodinville, WA.
     
  • Binek, Donald Harold
    Cpl, USMC, Co. G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. 21 years of age. Died June 20, 1952 in action in Korea. Next of kin – John J. Binek (father), 1567 29th Ave. W., Mrs. Ralph Benecke (sister), Seattle, John J. Binek (brother), Seattle. Cpl. Binek was born in Brainerd, MN. Place of burial – Owatonna, MN. Memorial services at Forkner’s Chapel, Seattle. Corporal Binek enlisted a year ago and had been in Korea seven months. He came to Seattle in 1940. After attending Queen Anne High School, he worked in Alaska as a construction mechanic. Before enlisting he was in the Naval Reserve at Sand Point. Also survived by Alexander Binek (brother), Valdez, AK, and Mrs. Gordon Loney (sister), Brainerd, MN.
     


C

  • Churchill, John William
    Sgt., Army, 1st Cavalry Division. 22 years of age. Died March 14, 1952 in an accident where he was electrocuted in Pusan, Korea, by high tension power line while on duty. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence R. Churchill, Chimacum, WA, who until a year ago were residents of Seattle. Place of birth – Bruno, MN. Place of burial – Washington Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Sgt. Churchill passed up rotation from Korea to stay in Korea for another six months. He had suffered combat wounds and had been assigned to a "safe" rear echelon position when he met with the accident that caused his death. He came to Seattle in 1933. He graduated from Cleveland High and attended Central Washington College of Education. He enlisted in august 1950. Member of Masonic Lodge and Kappa Delta Pi. Mrs. Fred Grabos (sister) and grandparents Mr. And Mrs. Rodenberger of Seattle survive him.
     
  • Clapp, Richard E.
    Pvt., Army. 19 years of age on March 19th. Date of death – Sept. 2, 1950, in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Clapp, 3502 Holly St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Attended Franklin High School and Brighton Grade School. Pvt. Clapp enlisted in the Army in July 1949. He volunteered for duty in Korea.
     
  • Cole, Ralph R.
    Cpl., Army, 45th Infantry Division. 23 years of age. Declared missing November 24, 1952. Declared dead January 7, 1954 in Korea while on patrol. Next of kin – Mrs. Sophie Cole (mother), 2203 E. 82nd St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Body not found. Cpl. Cole attended Olympic View School and Roosevelt High School. Cpl. Cole’s mother refuses to believe her son is dead. She thinks he might be somewhere in the Far East.
     
  • Costantino, Pasqualino (Pat) J.
    Pfc., USMC, 1st Marine Division. 20 years of age. Died Nov. 5, 1952 of wound received in line of duty in Korea on night patrol duty. Next of kin – Mrs. Julia Costantino (mother), 909 Davis Place, Seattle, WA; Mr. Angelo Costantino, 3520 Genesee St.; Lucia – sister. Born – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery, Seattle. Received the Purple Heart. Pfc. Costantino attended Seattle Prep and was graduated from Franklin High School in 1950. He joined the Marines immediately after and went to Korea three months ago. He had been wounded and received the Purple Heart earlier in his Korean duty. He had been popular at school and had played football. Other relatives, all of Seattle, survive.
     
  • Cressman, Barry H. Jr.
    Marine Corps, 1st Division, hospitalman. 21 years of age. Died Sept. 24, 1950 in action at Seoul, Korea, during the Inchon Landing. Next of kin – Mrs. Doris Jean Cressman (wife), Bremerton, WA. Chief hospital and Mrs. Barry H. Cressman, 3055 W. 69th St., Seattle, WA and 3200 W. 68th St., Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – returned to San Francisco then to Seattle to Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Went overseas with the Marine Corps August 16th, the day he married. He participated in the Inchon landing with the 1st Marine Division. Later – a street at St. Albans Naval Hospital was named for Barry Cressman Jr.
     
  • Cross, George R.D.
    Capt., USMC. Death reported as Oct. 10, 1952 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Cross (wife) and three children, all of Seattle; Maj. & Mrs. George C. Cross (parents), Marysville, Snohomish County. Capt. Cross was with the Seattle Police Force3 before reentering the service.
     
  • Cruice, Gerald
    Pvt., Army, 140th Tank Battalion. 23 years of age. Died Feb. 12, 1951 in an accident at Camp Cooke, CA. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. James J. Cruice, 1425 42nd Ave. N., Seattle, WA. Buried – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Pvt. Cruice was formerly assistant director of the Salvation Army Boy’s Club in Seattle. A brother, Sgt. James Cruice, 3rd Marine Corps, is in Bremerton Naval Hospital recovering from wounds received in the Korean War.
     


D

  • Dale, Buford Larkin
    Sgt., USMC (14 years service). Died Dec. 1, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Mildred B. Dale (wife), 8519 24th Ave. N.W., Seattle, WA, at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Clifford. Place of birth – Columbia, MS. Attended University of Washington and Metropolitan Business College. Veteran of World War II.
     
  • Damon, Robert Vinson
    Sgt., Marine Corps, 7th Regiment of the 1st division. 29 years of age. Died April 10, 1951 in action in Korea in an attack on an enemy hill position. Next of kin – Mrs. Charlotte Damon (wife), Robert Jr. and Kathleen, Cove, Vashon Island, home of her parents. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Sgt. Damon graduated from Seattle Pacific College. He was preparing for a teacher degree at the University of Washington when called in to service with his reserve unit. He served three years with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. His parents, Prof. and Mrs. Verne L. Damon of Sterling College, live in Sterling, KS.
     
  • Darchuck, Edward Dale
    Pfc., USMC, 1st Marine Division. 19 years of age. Died Aug. 18, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred M. Darchuck, 10734 18th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA. Born – Scaber, MT. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Attended Highline High School. Edward Darchuck joined the Marines 2 years ago and went overseas August 1st. His brother Albert, a Marine Pfc., is also in Korea.
     
  • DeWalt, Stuart A. Jr.
    Pvt., Army infantry, rifleman. 21 years of age. Died April 23, 1952 in action in Korea, probably by enemy snipers. Heartbreak Ridge. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. DeWalt Sr., David H. DeWalt (brother), Mrs. Betty Bishop (sister), all of 6025 E. 64th St., Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Pvt. DeWalt lived all of his life in Seattle. He attended Cleveland High School. For two years, before joining the Army, DeWalt made summer trips to Alaska aboard the Coast Geodetic Survey vessel Explorer. He joined the Army last summer and went overseas in January. He was due to be assigned to the rear for a rest. Before entering the Army, he had been employed at the Boeing Airplane Company.
     
  • Dickerson, Calvin S.
    Pvt., Army, 9th Regt., 2nd Infantry Division. 23 years of age. Death announced April 16, 1951 in action in Korea. He was killed March 8, 1951. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Marion E. Dickerson, 17040 34th South, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Edwardsville, IL. Place of burial – Washington Memorial Park. Highway 99. He attended High Line High School and then graduated from Edison Tech. School. Dickerson served in the Navy in World War II as a gunner. Other survivors are his sister Barbara and two brothers Edward and Richard.
     
  • Drennen, Hugh
    M/Sgt., Army. Previously reported missing. Declared dead January 8, 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Ann M. Drennen (wife), 411 Jefferson St., Seattle, WA.
     


E

  • Eddy, John F.
    Sgt. 1st Class, Army, 5th Ranger Co., 25th Infantry Division. 31 years of age. Died April 10, 1951. Died of wounds suffered in the Korean War. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Eddy, 1117 S.W. 148 St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Washington Memorial Park, Highway 99. He attended Highline High School. His brother Thomas L. Eddy died in World War II. Sgt. Eddy was in the 82nd Airborne division when the Korean War started. He volunteered for Korean service. In the Second World War he was in Alaska, then in Ie Shima, near Okinawa. He had been in the Army for 10 years.
     
  • Ellis, Donald R.
    Pvt., Army. Died in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Donald Ellis (wife), Rt. 3, Bothell, WA. His body arrived in San Francisco on June 4th, 1951.
     
  • Enas, William E.
    Cpl., Army. 23 years of age. Died Nov. 29, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Margaret M. Smith (mother), 2808 E. 72nd St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Tacoma, WA. Attended schools in Tacoma and Seattle. Came to Seattle in 1939. Enlisted in the Army in August of 1947.
     

F

  • Ferguson, James T.
    Cpl., Army. 21 years of age. Died June 17, 1952 at Kumsong, Korea. Was with an ambushed patrol under heavy fire. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. James W. Ferguson, 4860 14th Avenue S.W., Seattle. Twin sister – Mrs. Robert Jovich. Cpl. Ferguson graduated from West Seattle High School where he had been an outstanding athlete – baseball, basketball and football. He had planned a career of baseball and had been signed by the New York Giants. He was working his way to that point by playing in the minor leagues. His father was presented with his son’s Silver Star for extreme gallantry on May 8, 1954.
     
  • Fisk, Donald Dean
    Navy, Tech. 3/C, dental. 21 years of age. Died April 28, 1952 at San Francisco of illness while aboard the aircraft carrier Sitkoh Bay. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Fisk, 6561 Fourth NE, Seattle, WA; sisters Patricia, Dorothy, and Mrs. Betty McKnight. Place of birth – Grover, CO. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle, WA. Donald Dean Fisk had lived in Seattle for 20 years. He attended Roosevelt High School. He had been in the Navy since 1948 and had been overseas for 18 months.
     
  • Flack, Alan D.
    Cpl, Army. 27 years of age. Died July 27, 1952 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. L.D. Flack (father), 3232 40th Ave. S.W., Seattle; Mrs. A.A. Flack (mother), 2637 42nd SW, Seattle; Harold (brother) in the Navy and James in Oregon. Sister Mrs. Gladys Keyser, Seattle. Birthplace – Seattle. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, WA. He attended Fauntleroy Grade School and Madison Junior High. He was in the Navy and saw duty on destroyers in the Pacific in the second world war. He enlisted in the Army in 1950. He also attended Bellevue High School, then worked for Sears Roebuck Co. Member of Post 2713 VFW.
     
  • Fleming, Isaac
    Cpl., Army. 27 years of age. Died February 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Audrey Fleming (wife), 517 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Detroit, MI. Cpl. Fleming had been in the Army 8 years. He had resided in Seattle 3 years.
     
  • Furukawa, Isaac
    Sgt., Army, 1st Cavalry Division. 24 years of age. Died July 25, 195o in action in Korea while attempting to run an enemy road block. Next of kin – Mr. Koshiro Furukawa (father), 930 26th Ave., Seattle, WA; Hiroshi Furukawa (brother), 310 27th North, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Sunnyside, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Isaac Furukawa, veteran of World War II, of the famed Japanese American 442nd Infantry in Europe, rejoined the Army in April 1948. He had lived in Seattle since 1945. five brothers of this family were World War II veterans. Attended University of Washington and Edison Technical School.
     
  • Floyd, John Curtis
    2nd Lt., Air Force, navigator. Died December 17, 1950 near Honshu, Japan while en route to Korea. Plane crash. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Burnham G. Floyd, Bellevue, WA, Rt. 2., Box 56. Place of burial – Feb. 10, 1951 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli. Attended Overlake High School. Veteran of the Second World War, Air Corps. Discharged 1945. Returned to active duty in 1948. Went overseas in November 1950. Attended University of Washington.
     
  • Foster, Robert A.
    Pvt., Army, 17th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. 18 years of age. Died Sept. 3, 1951 in action in Korea. Silver Star awarded posthumously. Next of kin – Mrs. Emily Langlands (mother), 207 Fontanelle St, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Washington Memorial Park, Highway 99. Pvt. Foster’s brother-in-law, Sgt. Frank Obzina,. Was killed in Korea Nov. 29, 1950. Pvt. Foster had been in the Army since May 1950. He attended Cleveland High School before enlisting. His brothers Jack and William are both in the Service – Jack in the Navy and William in the Army. Besides his sister, Jean Obzina, he is survived by another sister, Mrs. Edna Chadwick of California.
     
  • Funk, Orval
    1st Lt. Air Force. 30 years of age. Died Aug. 7, 1952 in a take off accident over Japan on a combat mission to Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Hildegarde Funk, Sebring, FL, sisters in Seattle – Mrs. Gladys Light, Alice Johnson, Hazel Nanthrup and Lucille. Place of birth – Towner, ND. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Veteran of World War II, recalled to active service in the Air Force last year. He was on his 25th mission when killed. He worked in Seattle for the Austin Construction Co. During World War II he saw action at Guam and Okinawa. He was a navigator and bombardier. Other sisters – Mrs. Dorothy Burks of Ala. & Mrs. Frances Sidmore of Mont.
     
  • Furseth, Lester J.
    Pfc., Army, Infantry, radio man. 21 years of age. Died Dec. 1, 1952 in action in Korea by machine gun. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Oswald J. Furseth, 5618 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle; Mrs. Edward G. Roe (sister), 11404 8th Ave. N.E. Seattle. Place of birth – Olympia, WA. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Pfc. Furseth came to Seattle in 1944 and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He entered the Army in 1952. He was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for the heroic task of rescuing a wounded man in battle and attempting to rescue another, ending in his own death.
     


G

  • Garland, Albert W.
    Pvt., Army, 38th Inf. Regt, 2nd division. 26 years of age. Death reported Aug. 13, 1951 in action in Korea. Later, it was reported that he died May 18, 1951. Next of kin – Mr. nd Mrs. Albert Garland, Enumclaw, WA; Mrs. Theodore Fallen (sister), Enumclaw, Richard Garland (brother), Enumclaw. Place of birth – Buckley, WA. Place of burial – Evergreen Cemetery, Enumclaw, WA. Pvt. Garland had lived in Enumclaw most of his life. He graduated from Enumclaw grade and high schools. He joined the Army in September 1950 and went overseas in January 1951.
     
  • Gebhardt, Ervin A.
    Pvt., Army. 20 years of age. Died Oct. 26, 1951. Wounded Oct. 20 and died the same day in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Alma T. Gebhardt (mother), 1167 Mercer St., Seattle, WA. Pvt. Gebhardt graduated from Queen Ann High School in 1948 and attended the University of Washington a year then worked at the Boeing Airplane Co. before enlisting in the Army. He had been in Korea since Sept. 11th and in the Army since Feb. 1951.
     
  • Glenn, Robert L.
    Cpl., Army. Died in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Ida Glenn (wife), 2716 Washington St., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Gossett, William Bennett
    Cpl, USMC, 1st Marine Division. 21 years of age. Died Sept. 26, 1950 in action in Korea at Seoul. Next of kin – Mrs. Wm. B. Gossett (wife), California; Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Gossett, Renton, WA, 117 Meadow St. Place of birth – Tacoma, WA. Place of burial – Greenwood Cemetery, Renton. His body arrived in San Francisco April 23rd. He attended schools in Renton, graduated from Renton High in 1947. Attended Seattle University for a short time. Cpl. Gossett had lived most of his life in Renton. He was employed in the Seattle office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation before joining the Marines in 1948. He had married just prior to leaving for Korea in July.
     


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  • Halverson, Verlyn S.
    Pfc., Army, machine gunner, 1st Cavalry Division. Date of birth: December 21, 1930. Date of death: April 24, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Sam Halverson (father), 3509 E. 147th St., Seattle. Two sisters – Shirley of Seattle and Darlene of Montana. Place of birth: Montana. Pfc. Halverson was awarded the Silver Star for his gallantry on that April Day in 1951. He remained behind and machine gunned the enemy while his division retreated. He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was sent to Japan then to Korea at the outbreak of hostilities.
     
  • Hamerquist, Charles E.
    Pfc., Army, machine gunner, 25th Division. 21 years of age. Died Sept. 15, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. T.F. Buckman (mother), 610 Aloha St., now 7932 16th Ave S.W., Seattle, WA. Place of birth: Portland, OR. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Pfc. Hammerquist was killed the day after he wrote his mother that he was in the front line. He had been in Korea two weeks. He had lived in Seattle nearly all of his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School and then entered the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Surviving besides his mother and stepfather, who was his pal, is his grandmother Mrs. Annette Bevry of Seattle.
     
  • Hammerel, Ambrose B.
    Pfc., Army. Death reported May 26, 1951. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hammerel of Spokane, formerly of 3611-1/3 Rainier Ave, Seattle, WA.
     
  • Haskell, Gordon E.
    Major, USMC, Marine fighter pilot. 32 years of age. Died Oct. 2, 1952 in a Korean engagement on a flight from an aircraft carrier. Next of kin – Mrs. Laura Haskett (wife) and one and a half year old daughter Lynda, 16515 Fremont Ave., Seattle, WA, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon S. Haskell (parents). Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. A veteran of four and a half years in the Second World War, Major Haskell was recalled to active service in October 1951. He went overseas May 1952. He was graduated from Roosevelt High School. He was employed at the Seattle Times before being recalled to duty. The Major was well known in golfing circles. He was golf champion at the Jackson Park Golf club for three years. A brother John W. Haskell also survives. Also Richard, both of Seattle.
     
  • Hausmann, John B. Jr.
    Pfc., USMC, 1st Marine Division. 18 years of age. Died August 1950 in Tokyo of wounds received in the Korean War. Next of kin – Mr. John B. Hausmann (father), 1213 Lucille St., Seattle, WA. Attended schools in California. Employed by his father in December 1949 in Seattle. Joined the Marines in April 1950.
     
  • Hawley, Richard E.
    Cpl., USMC. 21 years of age. Died Aug. 12, 1950 in action in Korea at Chinju. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Everett Hawley, 905 18th Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Portland, OR. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Attended O’Dea High School and Garfield High School. Altar boy at the Immaculate Church. Had lived in Seattle most of his life. Joined the Marines 2 years ago. Corporal Hawley’s mother lost her first husband in World War One.
     
  • Hemsher, William C.
    Pfc., Army. Died in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Jessie N. Hemsher (wife), 3010 Seventh Ave., North Renton.
     
  • Hendricks, Joseph L. Jr.
    Pfc., Army, Army intelligence. 18 years of age. Died July 20, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Hendricks, Rt. 2, Box 2373, Edmonds, WA (formerly of Seattle). Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Attended Edmonds High School. Pfc. Hendricks was the first soldier from the Seattle area reported missing in Korean action. He joined the Army January 14, 1949. He left Seattle for Japan June 16, 1949 and went to Korea July 1950. The Hendricks family lived in Seattle recently.
     
  • Hedin, Louis M.
    Pvt., Army, 38th Regt., 2nd Div. 24 years of age. Died March 15, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. August L. Hedin, Rt. 3, Enumclaw, WA. Sister – Mrs. Shirley Fuller of Tacoma. Place of birth – Alden, MN. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Sumner, WA. Pvt. Hedin was a former Enumclaw High School pupil. He was a merchant mariner in the Second World War. Member of Crescent Lodge No. 109 F&AM, Enumclaw. Pvt. Hedin had lived in Enumclaw since he was a year old.
     
  • Hickey, John Edward
    Air force, Airman 3/c. 21 years of age. Died April 28, 1952 plane crash in Korea after a ferry mission. Next of kin – Mrs. Lillian Kastrup (mother), 6904 47th SW, Seattle; Mr. John Edward Hickey Sr. (father), Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle. Born and reared in Seattle, Airman Hickey was graduated from West Seattle High School. He enlisted in the Air force in January 1951. He was sent overseas in July 1951 and had planned to be home on furlough in August of this year. His plane, a B-26 Bomber, crashed on a wet air strip in Korea. Also surviving him are his sisters, Mrs. Beverly Sawicki and Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes of Seattle and his brother Michael D. Hickey, a Navy veteran of World War II.
     
  • Hill, Wayne R.
    Cpl, USMC, 1st Marines. 19 years of age. Died 3 days before the Truce was signed in Korea. Wounded fatally by a shell fragment. Next of kin – Mrs. Zona Bussey, mother, 4528 44th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA and Helsey Hill (father), Spokane, WA. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Former Bellevue High School student. He went to Korea in 1952. A sister, Diane Hill of Seattle, and a half-brother, William, of Spokane also survive.
     

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    Hogan, Kenneth A.
    Pvt., Army. Date of birth – June 1, 1922. Date of death – Sept. 9, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. James Hogan, 1245 SW 149th St., Seattle, WA; sister, Mrs. Irene Lackey of Alderwood, WA, brothers Robert and James. Place of birth – Seattle. He attended school at the Burien Grade School and Highline High where he left in his sophomore year to join the Army Oct. 1949. He was stationed in Okinawa before being sent to Korea. There he was taken Prisoner of War. The last his parents heard was July 27, 1950. Not until Feb. 18, 1954 was he declared officially dead.
     

  • Hall, Thomas B.
    Col., Air Force. Officially reported dead January 1954. Previously reported missing in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Verna Hall (wife), sons Tony (9) and Christopher (7), 2706 Broadway N., Seattle.
     
  • Hoolahan, Patrick William
    Cpl. USMC, 1st Marine Division. 22 years of age. Died Oct. 27,1 950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Dorcas Vanderveer (mother), 3206 61st SW, Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Wonsan, Korea. Attended Bryant School, Greenwood School, Seattle University. Served with the Marines during the Second World War. Total of service in the Marines – 3 years.
     
  • Hoy, Thomas Samuel
    Pfc., Marine Corps. 21 years of age. Notice of death published Sept. 27, 1951. Killed in Korea, probably at Heartbreak Ridge. Pfc. Hoy was killed Sept. 21. Next of kin – Mr. and Mrs. Dwight L. Hoy, 10524 Ashworth Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Wahpeton, ND. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Pfc. Hoy had lived in Seattle most of his life until he went into military service. He had been overseas for seven months. He attended Oak Lake School and graduated from Lincoln High School where he was a member of the Hi-Y. He was platoon honor man of his unit during training at Camp Pendleton. Previous to his enlistment he had been with Sears Roebuck and Co. as mail order clerk. Sisters and brothers live in Seattle.
     


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  • Ihly, Steven R.
    Cpl, Army, 378th Combat Engineers. Date of birth – May 15, 1933. Date of death – April 19, 1951 in action in Korea from a grenade explosion. Next of kin – Mrs. Herman Parent (mother), 2319 N. 62nd St.; Herman Parent (step-father), Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Spokane. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Steve attended Green Lake Elementary school, John Marshall Junior High School and Lincoln High School. He enlisted in the 770 Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Ft. Lewis. Later transferred to the 378th Combat Engineers. His father Steve L. Ihly lives in Seattle as does his brother Gary.
     


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  • James, Larry Patrick
    Pfc., Army, 5th Cavalry Division. Born – December 21, 1931. Died – Sept. 22, 1950 in action in South Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Laura Nichols (mother), Rt. 1, Box 453, Auburn, WA. Place of birth – Taholah, WA. Place of burial – Auburn Cemetery. Pvt. James, of Indian origin, was a pupil at the Auburn High School before entering the Army. He lived in Auburn 11 years. His brother, Russell, has been missing in action in Korea since Dec. 2nd. Two younger brothers survive and his father Michell James of Taholah.
     
  • James, Leo J.
    M/Sgt., Army. 22 years of age. Died Nov. 28, 1950 in Korea. Previously reported missing. Officially reported dead Jan. 7, 1954. Next of kin – Mrs. Katherine James (wife), 9228 8th Ave. N.W., Seattle, WA. Body not found. The James couple had been married only two weeks when Sergeant James was sent overseas August 1950.
     
  • Johnson, Richard B.
    Sgt., Army. 18 years of age. Died in hospital of wounds received in action in Korea on Sept. 12, 1951. Next of kin – Ernest B. Johnson (father), Baytown, TX, formerly of 4046 Seventh Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Missoula, Mont. Place of burial – Missoula, Mont. Sgt. Johnson lived for many years in Seattle. He attended Edmond Meany School and Garfield and Lincoln High Schools. Sgt. Johnson wrote his father that he was in a tough position in Korea and a few days later he was killed. His sister, Mrs. Ernestine McMath, lives in Inglewood, CA and his brother in Montana.
     
  • Jones, Floyd L.
    Pfc., Army. Reported Killed July 30, 1952. Previously reported missing in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Malissa Jones (wife), 306 Maynard Ave., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Jones, Samuel L.
    1st. Lt. Died in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Marianna B. Jones (wife), 1111 38th Ave. N., Seattle, WA.
     


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  • Karlson, Gene R.
    Cpl, USMC, Marine Attack Sqdr. No. 323. 23 years of age. Died Sept. 25, 1953 result of the war in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Ingred Karlson (mother), brother Walter, 15622 Pacific Highway South, Seattle. Place of burial – Washington Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Cpl. Karlson became ill while serving with the Marines in Korea. Other survivors – sisters – Mrs. Sigrid Miklausch and Miss Kathleen Karlson.
     
  • Keller, Robert W.
    Pvt., Army, 5th Cavalry Division. 18 years of age. Date of death – Oct. 4, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Wilma J. Keller (wife), daughter Linda (7 weeks old), 7606 6th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA; Mr. And Mrs. E.R. Keller, brother Joseph 13034 1st Ave. NE Seattle; brother Clair, 19, in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. Place of birth – Fargo, ND. Place of burial – private services at Washelli Cemetery. Pvt. Keller had lived in Seattle for 11 years. He attended Lincoln High School. Joined the Army Jan. 1951. He was prominent in football. A memorial service dedicated to his memory was held at the Catholic Memorial Field. He played for a boys club team last year.
     
  • Kloth, Marion J.
    Lt. Col, Army, Military Adviser. 42 years of age. Died May 17, 1952 in an accident due to battle fatigue suffered in Korea. Died in Alexandria, VA. Next of kin – Mrs. Sally Kloth (wife), Alexandria, VA; Robert E. and Cecil L. (brothers) Seattle and Arthur O. of San Francisco. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Arlington National Cemetery. At the time of his death, Lt. Col. Kloth was on leave from Walter Reed Hospital where he had been having treatment for battle fatigue. He was graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Washington. He formerly lived at 2414 Bigelow Av. N. Seattle. He was awarded the Silver Star and Oak Leaf cluster for his Korean service. He was a veteran of World War II.
     
  • Korte, Joie
    Pfc., USMC. Died January 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Joie Korte (wife), 2935 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA.
     
  • Kostoff, Milford L.
    2nd Lt., Army, 24th Infantry Division. 25 years of age. Died Aug. 9, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Milan Kostoff, 307 Lynn St., now 503 Valley St., Seattle, WA. Brothers and sisters in Seattle. Place of birth – Jamestown, ND. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Lt. Kostoff, a World War II veteran of the Marine corps, joined the army a year ago. Went overseas July 27th. Kostoff’s wife, Coleen, is living in Alaska with her parents. He attended Queen Anne High School and Seattle University.
     
  • Kuper, David H.
    Cpl, Army. 22 years of age. Reported missing July 20, 1950 and confirmed dead January 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Hazel Larson (mother), 8111-12th Avenue, Seattle. Place of birth – Michigan. Body not found. His brother Donald is a student at Cleveland High School and a sister lives in Michigan.
     


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  • Liljegreen, Mary Eleanor
    Lt (j.g.) Navy – nurse. 25 years of age Aug. 31st. Died Sept. 19, 1950 in a Navy transport plane crash near Kwajalein Island in the service of her country. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Carl J. Liljegreen, 824 Broadway, Seattle, WA. Graduate of West Seattle High School and Seattle University. She trained at the Providence Hospital School of Nursing. Miss Liljegreen had been stationed in Oakland and Bremerton during the time she served in the Navy. Brother and sister both were in the service.
     
  • Linne, Roy W.
    Pfc., Army infantry. Born January 23, 1933. Died March 16, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – father deceased; Mrs. Olga Linne (stepmother), 10530 Whitman Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Pacific Lutheran, Seattle. Attended Lincoln High School. Brothers Robert and Bert survive him. His father, Harold Wm. Linne, died January 1950.
     
  • Lipshitz, Kenneth C.
    Sgt., Army, 7th Infantry Division. 21 years of age. He died Dec 5, 1950. Previously reported missing. Officially reported as dead from action in Korea on January 7, 1954. Next of kin – Mrs. Anne Morris Lipshitz (mother), 413 24th Ave S., Seattle; Mrs. Mae Lipshitz (wife) and son live in Portland, OR. Body not found. Sgt. Lipshitz attended Garfield High School and served in the Merchant Marine before joining the Army in early 1950. His mother refuses to believe her son is dead. He’ll be back, she says.
     
  • Lockhart, Jack N.
    Tech Sgt., Marine Corps. 45 years of age. Died Dec. 1, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Adeliza Lockhart (wife), Elsinore, CA; Mrs. Estelle Schank (sister) Seattle, Robert and David (brothers) Seattle, Mrs. Bessie Kraus (sister) Canada. Place of birth – Kansas. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery, Seattle. Sgt. Lockhart, a veteran of the Second World War, was wounded in the South Pacific. He was transferred to that area from China where he had been stationed. His wife, also in China, was taken prisoner by the Japanese and spent the remainder of the war in a detention camp. He enlisted in the Marines in Seattle in 1924.
     
  • Lockwood, Carlton
    19 years of age. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. George Lockwood, 11242 Occidental Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Everett. Place of burial – body not found. Attended Highline High School and Renton High. Sisters Shawn and Marla.
     
  • Longtin, King W.
    Lt., Navy, Air Force, USNR pilot. 29 years of age. Died April 21, 1951 in a crash landing in Japan. Next of kin – Mrs. Betty J. Longtin (wife), 4552 6th Ave., NE, home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. E.J. Nelson, Seattle. Place of birth – Teaneck, NJ. Raised and educated in Teaneck, NJ where his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Longtin, live. He had been in the naval reserve for the past nine years serving during World War II as a Navy pilot. Married in Seattle five years ago and built a home at 1504 E. 103rd St., Seattle.
     
  • Lundervold, Winston
    Pfc., Army, Co. E, 180th Inf. Regt. 20 years of age. Died June 17, 1952 in action in Korea’s western front. Next of kin – Mrs. Katherine Lundervold (mother), 814 E. Howell St., Seattle; Mrs. Thomas Turner, Navy Wave, Pier 91, his sister and brother Larry both of Seattle. Place of birth – Upham, ND. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Pfc. Lundervold came to Seattle in 1950 and entered the Army the same year. He received training in the paratroopers and in radio communication before he volunteered for active duty in Korea. He had been wounded but returned to combat. He would have been 21 thirteen days before he was killed.
     
  • Lyden, Wallie G.
    Pvt., Army, motor pool. 19 years of age. Died March 10, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. Next of kin – Mrs. Mildred Lyden (mother), Wapato, Yakima County, formerly of 329 Queen Anne Ave., Seattle. Place of birth – Port Angeles, WA. Place of burial – Evergreen Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Pvt. Lyden moved to Seattle with his family in 1942. He attended Queen Anne High school before enlisting in the Army in 1949. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers Dewey and Donald both of Wapato; a sister Mrs. Allen J. Olson, Richmond Beach, WA and his grandparents Mr. And Mrs. Frazer Matthews of Seattle.
     
  • Lansing, Melvin E.
    Sgt., army. 22 years of age. Died April 24, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs.. John N. Lansing, 3040 S. 158th St. (latter address 2916 S. 200th St.) Seattle, WA.  Sgt. Lansing joined the Army four years ago while his family was living in Kansas. They now live in Seattle.
     
  • Larson, Richard Eugene
    Cpl, Army. 21 years of age. Died Oct. 19, 1951 in action in Korea. Previously reported missing in action. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Ole J. Larson, Box 210, Auburn, WA; Mrs. Ray Hardin (sister), 615 SW 139th St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Richard was born in Seattle and was graduated from Cleveland High School. He joined the Army in August 1950 and went overseas in March 1950. Besides his parents and sister he is survived by two brothers, Army PFC Howard and Russell of Auburn. His brother Army PFC Gordon died in Cabanatuan Prison Camp in World War II. He was 22 years.
     
  • Laundry, William R.
    Pfc., USMC. 19 years of age. Died F4eb. 1, 1953 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Vance Harris (mother), 3020 22nd Ave. S., Seattle, WA; Henry J. Laundry (father), Wyoming. Place of birth Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Pfc. Laundry came to Seattle in 1942. He attended St. Mary’s school, Franklin High School and Edison Tech. He joined the Marine Corps last April after three years in the National Guard in Seattle. He had been in Korea since Oct. Other survivors are – brother Walter H. and five sisters Mrs. Gloria Cloutier; Mrs. Dorothy Duell; Patricia, Judith and Helen, all of Seattle.
     
  • Layton, Donald
    Airman Apprentice, Navy, Air Force. 19 years of age. Died April 21, 1951 crash landing near Japan. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Roy Layton, 17403 8th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Graduate of Roosevelt High School. Enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1950. He had been flying missions over Korea as an ordnance man and tail gunner.
     


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  • Mackey, Robert K.
    2nd Lt., Army, Co. C, 3rd Inf. Div, 15th Regt. 23 years of age. Died April 16, 1953 near Unjan-ni, Korea. Next of Kin – Mrs. Karel Mackey (mother, Mr. And Mrs. Glen Mackey, Seattle, WA now of Reno, NV; Mrs. W. Douglas Mottley (sister), 11539 22nd Ave., NE, Seattle. Place of birth – North Dakota. After an attack on his patrol and though wounded and unable to walk, Lt. Mackey crawled back to the support element to get medical aid for his men. After getting medical aid he insisted on returning to his men pleading that he could not leave his men alone. He was awarded the Silver Star posthumously. His father received the Star recently for his dead son. Lt. Mackey graduated from Broadway High.
     
  • Maitland, George A.
    Pfc., Army infantry. 23 years of age. Died Oct. 26, 1952. Previously reported missing and officially reported dead Jan. 7, 1954 in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Violet Ogden (mother), 1510 W. 87th St., Seattle, WA Body not found. Pfc. Maitland’s brother Lloyd Ogden was in the Army in Korea at the time George disappeared and made every effort to find some trace of his brother.
     
  • Manty, Walter N.
    Sgt., Air Force, 110 Radar Calibration Flight in Alaska. 33 years of age. Died Nov. 7, 1951 at Anchorage, Alaska, in an air crash. Next of kin – Mrs. Mildred R. Manty (wife), 229 Tobin Ave., Renton, WA; Mrs. Hannah Oja (mother), Renton, WA. Place of birth – Astoria, OR. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Sgt. Manty, a veteran of 10 years in the National Guard. He had lived in Seattle for a number of years and in Everett. He worked for the Boeing Airplane Co. before being called to active duty with the Air Force last May. During World War II, he served in India with the 412 Air Service Squadron as a flight engineer. His sister, Mrs. Lawrence Jones, also lives in Renton as does his half brother Matt A. Hill and another half brother, Julius, lives in California.
     
  • Marett, Natherene C.
    Sgt., Army, 38th Inf. Regt., 2nd Div., Regular Army. 19 years of age. Reported dead June 2, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Ildefonso (Catherine) Costello (mother, 4504 23rd SW, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – South Carolina. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. He had been in Korea since last August and before that in Germany. He attended the Puget Sound Naval Academy on Bainbridge Island. Had lived in Seattle since 1945. He was previously reported wounded Nov. 27, but returned to action. His stepfather is a steward in the Navy and is now in Korean waters.
     
  • Mason, Alwin L.
    Cpl, Army, 7th Division artillery, Buffaloes. 20 years of age. Died Sept 2, 1951 in action in Korea. Silver Star awarded posthumously. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. L.D. Mason, 326 W. 46th St., Seattle, WA; sisters – Mrs. June Weber and Kathleen Mason. Birth place – Seattle. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle. Cpl. Mason joined the Army in January 1949. He was stationed in Japan a year and a half before going to Korea in September 1950. He was due to return home on rotation the later part of September. He had been acting as artillery reconnaissance Sgt. Cpl. Mason attended James Monroe Junior High and Edison Tec School. His unit had shifted 70 times in Korean battle. His group was one to reach the Manchurian border in the drive last year.
     
  • Mason, Ralph E.
    Cpl., Army, Cavalry Division, machine gunner. 20 years of age. Died Sept. 5,1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Wyatt A. Wood (sister), 1711 E. 89th St. (home of Cpl. Mason), Seattle, WA. Mr. Norman E. Mason (father) Sedro Wooley, WA. Place of birth – Pueblo, CO. Place of burial – when returned from Korea, he will be buried in Pueblo, CO where his mother is interred. Attended Burlington Grade schools, Roosevelt High School, Seattle. Cpl. Mason joined the Army a year and a half ago in Seattle. Mrs. Wyatt’s brother, Air Force, was lost in the Caribbean Oct. 1943.
     
  • Matheson, Douglas N.
    1st Lt., Air Force, pilot, jet plane 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing. 25 years of age. Died April 9, 1951 in a mission in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Hector N. (Avilda P.) Matheson (mother), 7503 Sunnyside Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Lethbridge, Alt. Canada. Place of burial. Body not Found. Later found and returned to USA and is buried at Washelli, Seattle. Roosevelt High graduate, University of Washington – prominent in boxing and hockey and a talented musician – cellist – Lamda Chi Alpha. During World War II, he served as a flight officer and rejoined the Air Force in 1948. He came to Seattle with his parents when 2 years old. He had been in Korea two months before his death. His sister, Mrs. Lewis Richie, and brother Malcolm survive him.
     
  • Mayfield, Charlie Jr.
    Pfc. Army, 24th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. 26 years of age. Died Sept 5, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Mary E. Mayfield (wife), 1039 Main St., Seattle; latest address – 161 28th Avenue. Buried at Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Mayfield, a veteran of nine years’ service in the Army, went overseas last August. He was reported missing Sept. 5th. Three children also survive him, William, Rodney, and Casandra. His parents – Mr. And Mrs. Charlie Mayfield.
     
  • Merrick, Richard Charles
    Commander, Navy flier. 39 years of age. Died May 18, 1951 in action in Korea while on a bombing and strafing mission. Next of kin – Mrs. Mary Jane Hilen Merrick (wife), 2 sons, Richard and Scot, 2409 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA. Place of burial – memorial rites at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Seattle, May 29, 1951. University of Washington graduate, was commander of Naval Air Group 19. He was the second air group commander to lose his life since the outbreak of the Korean War. A Navy career man since his graduation in 1934, Commander Merrick was a fighter pilot in the Aleutions and aboard the aircraft carriers during World War II. His Naval Service included duty with the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington and at Boeing Airplane Co.
     
  • Micheau, Gordon G.
    M/Sgt., Army. Died October 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Shirley Micheau (wife), Rt. 4, Box 781, Bellevue, WA.
     
  • Middleton, Rex B.
    Navy – Sonarman 1/C. 26 years of age. Died Oct. 7, 1951 when the American destroyer Ernest g. Small, struck a probable enemy mine in Korean waters. Next of kin – Mrs. Bernice Middleton (wife), 10050 68th Ave. S., Seattle, WA Middleton, a World War II submarine service veteran, was called to active duty again on Sept. 8, 1950. He expected to be released from active duty December and hoped to return home this month. He had studied electrical engineering at the University of Washington and had worked at a mail order house in Seattle. His parents – Mr. And Mrs. Ben Middleton, live in Spokane. A daughter, two years old, also survives him.
     
  • Miller, Earl K.
    Pvt., Army, 2nd Infantry Division. 21 years of age. Died Sept. 3, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Jody Miller (wife), 711 Crockett St., Seattle, WA (home of Mrs. Josephine Harrington. Mrs. Miller resides with her parent.). Place of birth – Collegeville, PA. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Mrs. Miller’s address: 2213 1st Ave. His parents are in Collegeville, PA. Pvt. Miller had been in the Army three years. He served one year in Alaska and two at Fort Lewis, WA.
     
  • Miller, Floyd Gay
    Pfc., Marine infantry, 1st Marine Division. 21 years of age. Died Aug. 30, 1951 of wounds in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Peggy Moore Miller (wife), Rep. Floyd C. Miller (father), 2303 N. 62nd St., Seattle; Mrs. Bradley Brown (mother), Raymond, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Pvt. Miller attended Roosevelt and Lincoln High Schools. He and Peggy Moore were married a week before he went overseas. Pvt. Moore had served a three year enlistment in the Coast Guard. Address: c/o Mrs. Margaret K. Moore, 7737 37th Ave. NE, Seattle.
     
  • Miller, Russell R.
    Cpl., Army. 23 years of age. Died Nov. 17, 1950. Wounded and died the same day in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Jane E. Miller (mother), 734 N. 66th St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Canada. Corporal Miller came to Seattle 5 years ago from Spokane. He was serving his second enlistment.
     
  • Monegan, Walter C. Jr.
    Pfc., USMC, 1st Marine Division. 20 years of age. Died Sept. 20, 1950 in action in Korea (Seoul). Next of kin – Mrs. Betty Clark Monegan (wife). McIntire. 920 17th Ave., Seattle. Son, Walter III. Place of birth – Reading, MA. Place of burial – Arlington National Cemetery. Had been stationed at Sand Point. A veteran of four years in the Marines. Walter C. Monegan (father), Long Beach, CA.
     
  • Mork, Edgar B.
    Cpl, USMC. Previously reported missing. Declared dead Jan. 8, 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Mork (wife), 3521 Brandon St., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Meyers, Ronald Dean
    [also listed as Myers]. Sgt., Army, 7th Division, 32nd HQ group. 25 years of age. Died Sept. 24, 1950 of wounds received during the drive on Seoul, Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Ronald Meyers (wife), Yokohama. Mrs. George Meeks (mother), 8025 Ravenna Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Wichita, KS. Was in the Navy in World War II for six years. John Meyers (father), Wichita, KS. Sgt. Meyers had lived in Seattle in 1949 with his wife and child.
     
  • Modenese, Eugene
    Air Force, Airman 1/c. 22 years of age. Died June 18, 1953 at Honshu, Japan when an Air Force C-124 Globemaster crashed. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. M.A. Modenese (parents), sister, Diane, 2816 Eddy St., Seattle, WA; Dorothy Lynch Modenese (wife). Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Seattle, WA. Eugene Modenese was born and brought up in Seattle. He attended Georgetown Elementary School and graduated from Cleveland High then went to Seattle University. He was interested in Mountaineering and Skiing and was a champion at this sport. At Cleveland he was a member of the All-City Ski Team. He planned to make photography his life work and had been employed at Boeings as a photographer. He joined the Air Force in 1951 and was due home a month before his death.
     
  • Moloney, Edward J. Jr.
    1st Lt., Army Infantry (temporary). 25 years of age. Died May 27, 1951 reported in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Edward J. Moloney, 208 D St. NW, Auburn, WA. Place of birth – Canada, Eston. Sask. Place of burial – Sumner Cemetery. Catholic service. Lt. Moloney had been a paratrooper in Japan when the Korean War broke out. He transferred to the infantry and was killed while leading his rifle company in action. He had lived in Auburn for ten years, graduated from the Auburn High School in 1943. He was a student leader and a Knight of Columbus. As a paratrooper he was with the Pathfinder Division of the 187th Airborne Division. Veteran of World War II. 4 brothers and two sisters also survive him.
     
  • Montgomery, Lowell Gene
    S/Sgt., USMC, Air base aircraft mechanic. 20 years of age. Died April 15, 1953 in an accident in Tustin, CA. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Carl d. Montgomery (parents), 7045 Alonzo Ave. NW, Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Inglewood, CA. Military funeral. Sgt. Montgomery graduated from Ballard High School in 1951. He then joined the Marines and was in Korea a year as an aircraft mechanic at a forward Marine base. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Sidney Lawrence, and three brothers – Carl E. Edmonds; William T., Seattle, and Gilbert G., Los Angeles.
     
  • Moore, William H.
    M/Sgt. Army. 39 years of age. Death reported Nov. 10, 1952, plane crash, C-119 "Flying Packet" in Alaska. Next of kin – Mrs. Lillian Moore (wife), Bremerton, WA; Mrs. Hazel Napple (mother), 6232 38th Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA. Sgt. Moore had reenlisted into the Army for the third time only a month ago and had been in Alaska two weeks. He had served in the World War II and had the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star medal and oak leaf cluster for bravery. He reenlisted at the beginning of the Korean War and served eight months. Was released and after 18 months in civilian life went back into the Army.
     
  • Morgan, Arlene Jackson
    Airman 3rd class, Air Force – Army – gunnery repair Dept. 19 years of age. Died April 14, 1953 in an explosion at Taegu Air Base in S.E. Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Carolyn Morgan (wife) 4431 Cascadia Ave, Seattle; Mr. And Mrs. Frank Morgan (parents) 116 W. Brandon St, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Baker, OR. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Airman Morgan came to Seattle with his parents 14 years ago. He attended Cleveland High School and played trombone in the school band. He joined the Air Force in October 1951, training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX and Lowery Air Force Base, Denver. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jean Shoopman, Seattle, and brothers, Curtis Larson and William Morgan. Airman Morgan had never seen his son, Christian Arlen.
     
  • Mouser, Robert W.
    Pfc., Army – machine gun unit. 18 years of age. Died Sept. 16, 1950 in action in Korea at the Naktong River. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. O.L. Mouser, 604 W. Howe St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Nebraska City, NE. Place of burial – Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Attended Ballard High School. Enlisted in the Army on March 14, 1949. Pfc. Mouser had lived in Seattle 11 years. He enlisted in the Army in 1949. Engaged to Miss Ihla Culhane, formerly of Spokane. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mrs. C.D. Slusser of Seattle.
     
  • Murphy, Brian Patrick
    1st Lt., Air Force pilot. 24 years of age. Died July 8, 1951 in an accident in the USA at Richardson, TX. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Neil J. Murphy, 2409 11th Ave. W., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Chicago. Place of burial – Military funeral at Fort Lawton. Catholic. Lt. Murphy was a graduate of United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was stationed at Connally Air Force base near Waco, TX. He received an appointment to the Academy after enlistment in the Navy in 1944.
     
  • McAbee, Jerry
    Apprentice blacksmith, Navy, USS Delta. Born Feb. 6, 1933. Died Oct. 2, 1952 in an accident aboard his ship. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. John H. McAbee, 6009 7th Ave NW, Seattle, WA. Two sisters survive – Mrs. A.E. Garrett and Mrs. R.H. Coppinger of Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Evergreen Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Young McAbee lived in Seattle all of his brief life. He attended West Woodland Elementary and James Monroe Junior High. He had been in the Navy since January. The Commander of the USS Delta wrote the parents after the boy’s death and told of young McAbee’s excellent record and his many friends aboard ship.
     
  • McAninch, Darrell E.
    Air Force, 3rd C. 21 years of age. Died June 18, 1953 at Honshu, Japan when an Air Force C-124 crashed – Globemaster. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. George C. McAninch (parents), 2249 14th West, Seattle, Wa. Place of birth – Spokane, WA. Place of burial – Evergreen Park, Seattle, WA. Darrell McAnich was of the serious type, but vigorous with a special interest in geology which took him on many long trips through the hills. He had a fine collection. Other survivors – brothers, Donald H., Douglas L. and George Jr. and a sister Mrs. Frank Buxton, all of Seattle, WA.
     
  • McCormick, Robert E. Jr.
    2nd Lt. Army Air Force. Age 23 years. Date of Death – Aug. 22, 1950 in Korea while on a reconnaissance flight. His 44th mission. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Robert E. McCormick Sr., 9027 W. Shorewood Dr., Seattle, WA; James H. McCormick (brother) escort for his brother. Place of birth – Presque Isle, ME; place of burial – Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Lt. McCormick attended school in Shelton for a short time. The family moved to Montana where Robert enlisted in the Navy in 1945. He served in the Philippines until 1946. Discharged and then joined the Air Force. He trained at Randolph Field and Shreveport, LA. He was assigned to a tactical air control squadron. His parents moved to Seattle in 1951.
     
  • McKeon, Donald
    Pfc. Army. Previously reported missing. Declared dead on Jan. 8, 1954 from action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Martha Lou Gartrell (mother), Issaquah, WA.
     
  • McNaughton, John R.
    Cpl., Army. Died in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. William E. McNaughton (father), 618 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA.
     


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  • Neville, Fred G.
    Pfc., Army. Reported dead Aug. 1, 1951. Reported missing 9/11/50 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. Lewis E. Neville (brother), 156 Fulton St., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Nicklos, Ronald Clyde
    Cpl, USMC, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. 23 years of age. Died Feb. 22, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Marion Nicklos (wife), Kenneth (son), Redwood City, CA.; Mr. And Mrs. William J. Nicklos, 5512 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Evergreen Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Attended Lincoln High School & University of Washington. Cpl. Nicklos was active in the Wallingford Boys Club. While he attended high school, played basketball and was a star baseball player. In the Marines two years. Called to active duty last fall.
     
  • Nolan, John Desmond
    Pvt, Army. 23 years of age. Died Aug. 9, 1952 in an accident in Germany while on Army maneuvers. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Michael J. Nolan, 9535 4th Ave NW, Seattle. Brother – Patrick and sisters Maureen, Rosaleen, Colleen and Eileen. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Cavalry Cemetery. Pvt. Nolan attended St. John’s School, O’Dea and Lincoln High Schools. Member of the Associated Boys Club. He had been in the Army since January 1951 and had been in Germany 11 months.
     
  • Notsund, Harold N.
    Cpl, USMC Reserve, 1st Marines, 7th Regt. 22 years of age. Died March 1 1951 in action in Korea at Hoengsong during heavy fighting. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Nels Notsund, 911 Belmont Ave., Seattle, WA. Cpl. Notsund came to Seattle with his parents in 1945 from Chicago. He attended Edison Tech and the University of Washington. He enlisted in the Marines in 1946 and served four years. Called to active duty in October. His grandmother, Mrs. Brita Tveit, lives in Norway. The Corporal’s brother Reider joined the Marines after learning of his brother’s death.
     


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  • Obzina, Frank
    S/Sgt, Army Air Force, aerial gunner, B-26. 32 years of age. Died Nov. 29, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Jean L. Obzina (wife), 15577 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle, WA; Mrs. Ida Foster (mother), 806 Union St., Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Seattle. Attended Broadway High School and Roosevelt High School. Veteran of World War II – 40 missions. Had completed 75 missions in Korea.
     
  • Odenbaugh, Thomas D.
    Lt., USMC. Previously reported missing. Declared dead Jan. 8, 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Odenbaugh (wife), 5311 Henderson St., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Oliver, Richard W.
    Lt. (j.g.), Navy – Naval Air Training Unit – pilot. 26 years of age. Died Feb. 8, 1953 on a training flight near Alderwood, WA. Next of kin – William c. Oliver (father), 2921 9th Ave. W., Seattle, WA; Mrs. A.E. Green (grandmother), Bellingham, WA. Cremation in Seattle. Pilot Oliver was flying a F8F Grumann Bearcat fighter when his engine failed and the plane crashed and burned. Before entering the service he was co-pilot for California Airlines. Prior to that he was co-pilot and navigator for Pan American Airlines. Oliver was graduated from Queen Anne High School and attended the University of Washington. Member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
     
  • Olsen, Eugene Page
    Pfc., USMC, 11th Regiment. 21 years of age. Died Dec. 7, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Anna L. Olsen (mother), 1578 E. 175th St., Seattle, WA. Attended Roosevelt High (graduate) and member of Lake Forest Presbyterian Church. He was a drug clerk at Lake City.
     
  • Owen, Edward V.
    M/Sgt., Army. 26 years of age. Died July 12, 1950 in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Louise Owen Gibbs (mother), 3326 6th Pl., Renton, WA. Sisters – Mrs. Vickie Mann, Bryn Mawr, Mrs. Frances Pierce, Concord, CA. Place of birth – Gunnison, CO. Place of burial – Renton, WA, Evergreen Cemetery. He entered the Army at the age of 16 from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 1941, served in the South Pacific during World War II. Was discharged Dec. 1945. Re-enlisted in February of the following year and went to Japan in 1946 to serve with the occupation forces.  He was sent to Korea in July 1950. He held three Bronze Stars for bravery in action. He attended schools in Colorado and Idaho.
     


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  • Painter, Francis E.
    Ens., Navy Jet Pilot, Carrier Princeton. Died May 6, 1953 after being struck by anti-aircraft fire in the Sea of Japan after completing a bombing mission. Next of kin – Mrs. Richard E. Painter (mother), 20255 Marine View Dr., Seattle, WA. Father died March 29, 1953. Place of birth – Los Angeles, CA. Place of burial – Body Not Found. Memorial at St. Philomena’s Catholic Church, Des Moines, WA. Ens. Painter had lived in Seattle since he was six months old. He attended St. Anne’s, O’Dea High and Seattle University. Mrs. Painter was notified that her son had been operating under constant alert for 15 days. After being struck the plane exploded and sank. He could not have survived. A brother, Army Captain John H. Painter and sisters Mrs. Ruth Wingerter and Nell Painter survive him.
     
  • Parant, George A.
    Capt., USMC, signal officer. 32 years of age. Died Aug. 28, 1950 at Cherry Point, NC when a Corsair fighter plane struck him as it landed. Next of kin – Mrs. George (Esther) Parant (wife); George A. Parant Jr., Mrs. Hazel Parant (mother), 452 12th Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery. Attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington. He was a World War II dive bomber pilot. He served throughout World War II and remained in the Marine Corps.
     
  • Parise, Angelo Carmel
    Sgt., Army, 1st Cavalry Division. Date of birth – Sept. 4, 1928. Date of death – Sept. 3, 1950 in action in Korea at Taegu. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. James G. Parise, Seattle, WA. He also had brothers and sisters in Seattle. Place of birth – New York. Moved from Tacoma, WA in 1932 to Seattle. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery, Seattle. Attended St. Mary’s School and O’Dea High School. Sgt. Parise had lived in Seattle nearly all his life at the family home. He was formerly employed for the Washington Gear Works.
     
  • Parish, John F. Jr.
    Pfc., Army. Died Aug. 11, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. John F. Parish Sr., Seattle, WA and Mrs. Estelle Parker (mother), Houston, TX. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Park, Washelli, Seattle.
     
  • Pawlik, Antoni M.
    Pfc., Army. His death was announced May 21, 1951 in action in Korea. Late date of death was announced as April 26, 1951. Next of kin – Mrs. Donna L. Pawlik (wife), living at the home of her mother, Mrs. Norman VanZile, 5918 Beacon Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Wheaton, IL. Place of burial – Wheaton. Mrs. Pawlik, a native of Seattle, went east to attend the funeral, as did her brother, James Hart. Pvt. Pawlik lived in Seattle for three years. The Pawliks were married in Seattle in November of 1950. Pvt. Pawlik left for Korea March 5, 1951.
     
  • Pehling, George J.
    Pfc., USMC. 21 years of age. Reported missing a year ago and declared dead April 10, 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. George J. Pehling Sr., 7745 21st Ave. NW, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Body Not Found. Pvt. Pehling attended Ballard High School. He was in Korea only 14 days when he disappeared during the drive on Vegas and Reno Hills about a year ago, his father says.
     
  • Pierce, Edward E.
    Pvt., Army Infantry. 17 years of age. Reported missing Nov. 2, 1950 and declared dead January 9, 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Wesley Jordan (mother), 1412 W. 58th St., Seattle; Edward Pierce Sr. (father) with the Army in Alaska. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Body Not Found. Pvt. Pierce attended O’Dea High School. He went overseas the summer of 1950. He was in the "medics" and was seen carrying a wounded shoulder to the rear lines. That was the last seen of "Skippy", his grandmother, Mrs. David Marier of 1119 W. 59th St. says and believes he still lives and is prisoner somewhere.
     
  • Polley, Clay H. Jr.
    Cpl, Army.  Died Oct. 29, 1951 in action in Korea.  Next of kin - Mrs. Patricia K.R. Polley (wife), 7743 18th Ave NE, Seattle.  Daughter Charlotte, 9 months old.  Place of burial - Fort Lawton Cemetery, Seattle, WA.
     
  • Price, Maylon D.
    Lt., Army, Battery A, 980th Field Artillery Battalion.  31 years of age. Died March 12, 1952 in an explosion in Korea after being returned from front line fighting for a rest.  Next of kin - Mrs. Darline Price (wife), daughters Leslie, Laurie & Lindsay, 7530 37th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Place of birth - Seattle, WA.  Lt. Price graduated from Queen Anne High School.  He attended the University of Washington. A Thunderbolt fighter pilot during World War II, he completed 133 missions.  He served in the South Pacific, Hong Kong, and Formosa.  Discharged from the Air Force in 1945.  Rejoined the National Guard.  Lt. Price received training in radar and electronics and was sent overseas as an instructor.  Other survivors: Mr. and Mrs. Maylon D. Price II (parents) and Mr. and Mrs. Mayon D. Price (grandparents), Mrs. Mary Lee Calhoun (sister).
     
  • Puetz, Carl R.
    Pfc., Army, 1st Cavalry Division.  20 years of age.  Died Nov. 21, 1951 in action in Korea.  Next of kin - Mrs. Irene M. Puetz (mother), 9632 Aurora Ave., Seattle, WA.  Place of birth - Seattle.  Place of burial - Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle.  Pfc. Puetz had only been in Korea a month when he was killed in action.  Pfc. Puetz attended Oak Lake grade school and Lincoln High School.  He joined the Army in the Summer of 1950.  His brother Cpl Robert Puetz is also in Korea.  Brother Jim is a student at Edison Tec.  Cpl. Robert Puetz escorted his brother's body to Seattle, Feb. 26, 1952.
     


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  • Rauh, William H.
    Capt., Air Force pilot, jet plane T33. 30 years of age. Date of death – Aug. 20, 1951 in a plane crash near McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. Next of kin – Mrs. Emma Rauh (wife) and son, William Edwin; Mr. And Mrs. William H.E. Rauh, 2400 Warren Ave., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Billings, Montana. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, WA. Capt. Rauh had called Seattle his home for the past 20 years. He had served in the Air Force 12 years. Had flown 70 missions as a bomber pilot in World War II. 13 soldiers were killed when Capt. Rauh’s plane crashed and 20 injured.
     
  • Rhome, Calvin B.
    Tech Sgt., Air Force. 26 years of age. Died December 1950 in an auto accident while returning to McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento. Next of kin – Mrs. Gladys Rhome (mother, Mt. Pleasant, PA. Sgt. Rhome lived at 7035 1st Ave NW, Seattle, with Mr. And Mrs. P.I. Hart. Place of birth – Pennsylvania. He was a World War II veteran overseas in Italy as a bomber crew chief. He came west to live after World War II and had worked in the Photo Engraving Dept. of the Post Intelligencer since 1947. Recalled to active duty in August 1950.
     
  • Ridenour, Hugh A. Jr.
    Cpl, USMC, machine gunner, 1st Marine Division.  19 years of age.  Died May 13, 1952 in action in Korea. Next of kin - Lt. Commander and Mrs. Hugh A. Ridenour, 4124 E. 79th St., Seattle, Staff officer with the 13th Naval District.  Place of birth - Waynesboro, PA.  Place of burial - Arlington National Cemetery.  He enlisted in the Marines last June and was sent to Korea in Feb.  Corporal Ridenour graduated from Bullis Preparatory School, Silver Springs, MD.  Also surviving him is a younger brother, Charles, A Roosevelt High School pupil.
     
  • Robbins, Charles F. Jr.
    Pfc., Army Engineers, 2nd Division. 21 years of age. Died Sept. 3, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. C.F. Robbins, 5117 46th Ave. S., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery. He attended St. Edward’s School and O’Dea High School. He had been with the Boeing Airplane Co. for a year before entering the Army in July 1948. He had been in Korea but a month. A brother William also survives.
     
  • Rodgers, Gary L.
    Pfc., Marines. 20 years of age. Died May 20, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Nancy Rodgers (wife) and daughter Linda Lee, 13804 6th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA; Mr. And Mrs. Clyde Rodgers, Camp Sherman, OR. Place of birth – Oregon. In the spring of 1950, PFC Rodgers was sent to the Philippines and in December of 1950 to Korea. He had been expected home on rotation in July.
     
  • Rose, Donald E.
    Pvt., Army communications. 19 years of age. Died Feb. 13, 1953 in an accident in King County. Next of kin – Mrs. Barbara Schillar Rose (wife), Kirkland, WA; Mr. And Mrs. Irvin Rose (parents), Bothell, WA, Pfc. Robert Rose (brother). Place of birth Cordova, Alaska. Place of burial – Ft. Lawton cemetery. Pvt. Rose died in a traffic accident just 13 days after he had married. He was moving from Bothell to Kirkland when the accident occurred. Pvt. Rose entered the Army last April and was on his last day at Communications School here. He was a graduate of Kirkland High School and had lived in that area for six years. Both his father and grandfather are retired Army majors.
     
  • Rowley, Gerald H.
    Navy Seaman. 20 years of age.  Died Oct. 23, 1953.  Drowned while serving aboard the water tender Pasig in Yokusuka, Japan.  Next of kin - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rowley (parents), 535 N. 80th St., Seattle, two sisters - Joyce and Linda, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Zachariasen.  Place of birth - Seattle, WA.  Place of burial - Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA.  Mr. Rowley had been in Japan since January.  He enlisted in the Navy two ears ago.  He attended Lincoln High School.  He served in the National Guard.  When his Guard was deactivated, he was released from the Army for being under age.
     
  • Rozyka, Raymond
    M/Sgt., Army.  37 years of age.  Died July 4, 1950 in action in Korea.  Next of kin - Mrs. Raymond Rozyka (wife), 621 16th Ave. N, Mrs. Andrew Gardner (mother-in-law), 621 16th Ave N., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Rydberg, Phillip W.
    Pfc., army. Reported dead Feb. 13, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Magdalene Clyde (mother), Auburn, WA.
     


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  • Sagdahl, Rolf J.
    Pfc., Marines. 21 years of age. Died April 10, 1951. Reported dead April 22, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin: Mr. And Mrs. John M. Sagdal, 9043 11th Ave., NW, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Acacia Memorial Park. Graduate of Ballard High School. He had been in the Marine Corps for two years. Pfc. Sagdahl was a well known singer in his high school days. He appeared in high school plays and musicals and was a soloist with the First Lutheran Church. A brother Lloyd also survives.
     
  • Santistevan, Herman E.
    Pvt., Army, 23rd Infantry Regiment. 21 years of age. Died Feb. 15, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Pauline Rupert (mother), 2924 Lanham Way, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Monta Vista, CO. Pvt. Santistevan enlisted June 27 two days after the outbreak of the Korean War. He had lived in Seattle 5 years and had attended O’Dea High School. Then he worked at the Boeing Airplane Co. before joining the Army. His brother Donald, 19, enlisted the day after he did and is in Korea.
     
  • Scarsheim, Hugo Vernon
    Ens., Navy, Air Force. Born March 5, 1928. Died Dec. 24, 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Agda Eggen (mother), 1421 E. Thomas St., Seattle, WA; Mr. Martin Scarsheim (father). Place of birth – Chicago. Place of burial – Body Not Found. Plane disintegrated. Ens. Scasrsheim attended Lowell Grade and graduated from old Broadway High. After graduating he signed in Navy V-8. Went to California for a year, to Washington for two, to Corpus Christi and Pensacola Air Fields. He sailed on the SS Princeton, Nov. 9, 1950 for Korea. His last mission was Christmas Eve.
     
  • Schillereff, Raymond
    Maj., Air Force pilot, F-86 jet fighter. 34 years of age. Died Aug. 10, 1951 in an aerial collision over Hill Air Force Base at Ogden, Utah. Next of kin: Mrs. Raymond Schillereff (wife), Presque Isle; Mrs. John J. Schillereff (mother), 7253 W. Grenlake Way, Seattle, WA. Major Schillereff was one of the first Air Force pilots to shoot down a Russian built Yak fighter plane in the Korean War. The major was on his way home to attend the funeral of his father when his plane and a B-26 bomber collided at 5000 feet. His three sons also survive him and four brothers and two sisters, all of Seattle.
     
  • Schmid, Arvid Lee
    Airman, Naval Air Force. 23 years of age. Died Nov. 26, 1952 at Bremerton, WA Naval Hospital. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Benjamin Schmid, 8234 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA; Mr. Edward Schmid (brother), Seattle. Place of birth – Barlow, ND. Place of burial – Evergreen Park Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Airman Schmid, veteran of 100 helicopter rescue missions, came to Seattle with his parents in 1942. He graduated from Broadway High School and was well known in bowling circles before joining the Navy. In Korea he was shot down on his first mission behind the enemy lines. He returned to duty and made 99 more flights, winning the Purple Heart and Republic of Korea citation.
     
  • Schoolcraft, William R.
    Sgt. 1/C, Army, Engineer Battalion, 40th Infantry Division. 24 years of age. Died Feb. 18, 1952 in action in Korea. Next of kin: Elmer R. Schoolcraft (father), 2657 S. 146th St., Seattle; Mrs. Dee Upchurch (mother), Post Falls, Idaho. Sgt. Schoolcraft was killed just 14 days after arriving in Korea. Before Korea he had been in Japan in the Army of Occupation for ten months. Sgt. Schoolcraft graduated from Peninsula High School, Gig Harbour. He had lived in Seattle for eight years. He enlisted in the Army in 1950. Awarded the Silver Star posthumously. Other survivors are: brother James and sister Mrs. Robert Kolaroff of Bremerton.
     
  • Schroeder, Thomas J.
    Navy, Dental Tech 3C. 20 years of age. Died 1950 in the sinking of the hospital ship Benevolence. Next of ken: Mr. And Mrs. Milton Schroeder, 224 K Southeast, Auburn, WA and sister Jean Schroeder.
     
  • Schuck, Herbert D.
    Sgt., Army. Previously reported missing. Declared dead in action in Korea on January 8, 1954. Next of kin – Mrs. Amelia Schuck (mother), 4416 Genessee St, Seattle, WA.
     
  • Scott, William R. Jr.
    Major, Air Force. 34 years of age. Died Feb. 25, 1951 in an aircraft accident in Japan while returning from a combat support mission in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. William Scott (wife); children Jeannie and William, Phoenix, AZ; Mr. And Mrs. William R. Scott Sr., North Bend, WA. Place of birth – North Bend, WA. Attended University of Washington. Was an engineering flyer and instructor before World War II. Served in the South American, African and European areas during the war. Also flew the "Hump" from India to China. Sent to Japan a year ago.
     
  • Seamster, James Donald
    Pfc., Army, 2nd Division. 19 years of age. Died Sept. 6, 1950 in action in Korea near Changnam. Next of kin – Mrs. Louise B. Chernik (mother), 204 N. 54th St., Seattle, WA; Mr. George Seamster (father), Billings, MT. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Attended Cooper Grade School and West Seattle High School. Pfc. Seamster had been in Korea less than ___ months though he had been in the Army nearly two years. He disregarded orders to withdraw and warned his unit of the enemy approach.
     
  • Seydel, Karle Frederick
    1st Lt., USMC, 11th Marine Regiment. 27 years of age. Died Dec. 7, 1950 in action in Korea in the Changjin Reservoir sector. Next of kin: Mrs. Rosanne Crowley Seydel (wife), Long Beach and formerly of Seattle; daughter Ruth and son Daniel. The family were in Seattle, Nov. 30 to accept the Silver Star awarded posthumously. Place of birth – Denver, CO. Lt. Seydel played football with the Huskies in 1948 and 1949. Enlisted at the University of Washington in 1942. Enlisted in the Marines in 1943. Served in the South Pacific. Returned to the university in 1946 in the Law School. Recalled to active duty in 1950.
     
  • Shaw, William F.
    M/Sgt., Army. Born Nov. 9, 1920. Died June 3, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. William R. Shaw, 4806 Woodlawn Ave., Seattle, WA. Brother – Edwin, Chicago. Place of birth – Chicago, IL. Place of burial – Military services at family plot in Washelli, Seattle. During World War II Sgt. Shaw served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Between the end of World War II and the time he was recalled to active service in June 1950 he was in the refrigeration business in Chicago.
     
  • Sheehan, Robert E.
    Lt., Air Force pilot jet plane. Died 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Robert Sheehan (wife), two children Kathy (8) and James (5), 14026 Courtland Place, Seattle. His mother now lives in Omaha, NE. Father deceased. Place of burial – Body not Found. A graduate of Garfield High school, he served in the 2nd World War where his plane was shot down in Holland in 1943. He found his way back to England after being missing for several months. The pilot was a Seattle salesman from 1945 until 1951, when he was recalled to active duty. He was declared dead a year after he had been reported missing in Korea.
     
  • Sherf, Ernest A.
    Pfc., USMC. 24 years of age. Died March 20, 1952 in an accident in San Diego, CA. Next of kin – Mrs. Mildred Sherf (mother), 3058 Portland St., Seattle, WA; Ernest Sherf (father), Seattle; James Sherf (brother) Seattle. Place of birth – Menomonie, WI. Place of burial – Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Pfc. Sherf came to Seattle in 1941. After graduation from Ballard High School in 1946, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served a year. Until he was recalled in Oct. 1950, he was employed as a flight attendant by West Coast Airlines, Inc. Pfc. Sherf went overseas in 1950 and returned a year later. He was wounded in action in May 1951. Three sisters also survive Pfc. Sherf.
     
  • Shoemaker, Harold W.
    Maj., Army. Next of kin – Mrs. Helen E. Shoemaker (wife), 701 31st Ave. S., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Shuckhart, Earl Vernon
    Cpl, Army artillery. Born July 3, 1926 in Wisconsin. Buried in Semner Died May 19, 1951 in action in Korea. Reported dead June 16, 1951. Next of kin: Mrs. Inga Shuckhart (mother), 112 A St. NW, Auburn, WA. Worked in Kent.
     
  • Simonds, Bruce
    Lt. Commander, Navy pilot. 33 years of age. Reported dead Nov. 2, 1952 in plane crash in Korean waters after take off from carrier. Next of kin – Mrs. Jeanne Simonds (wife), San Diego; William A. Simonds (father), Honolulu; brothers – Vance, Austin and Chandler, Washington. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Memorial services in San Diego, CA. Commander Simonds was reared in Seattle. Graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was wounded in the second World War when his ship was bombed and sunk. Other survivors are two aunts, Mrs. Sam Rorrison, Seattle, and Mrs. Charles Greene, Bothell.
     
  • Slosson, Howard L.
    Pvt., Army. 24 years of age. Died March 20, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Ruby Slosson (mother), Rt. 2, Auburn, WA. Place of birth – Wenatchee, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Pvt. Slosson had lived in Seattle from 1942 until he entered the Army on Sept. 15, 1950. Also surviving Pvt. Slosson are his sister Mrs. Sally Stewart, his brothers, Rolland C., Thomas D. and Chief Radio Tech. Floyd J. Slosson USA.
     
  • Smith, Doyle E.
    Pfc., Army medical unit, 5th Cavalry. 18 years of age. Died Sept. 22, 1950 in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Wm. E. Baun (mother), 1206 Eastlake Ave., Seattle, Wa. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle.
     
  • Sparks, Harold
    Sgt., Army. 25 years of age. Reported missing Nov. 2 and declared dead January 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Charles Blane (mother), Mrs. Blanche Jennings (grandmother), 2419 1st Ave. W., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Body Not Found. Sgt. Sparks graduated from West Seattle High School in 1946 and went directly into the service. After a tour of duty in Germany he was discharged and reenlisted before the Korean incident. Three sisters also survive – Mrs. Lois Ahrens, 6527 5th Ave. NW, Mrs. Barbara Joslin, 707 Jefferson St., Seattle, and Miss Phyllis Blane.
     
  • Spellman, David B.
    Capt. Air Corps, paratrooper, 187th Regt. Combat Team. 25 years of age. Died Feb. 4, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Bonnie Tressell Spellman (wife), Burlington, IA; Mr. And Mrs. S.B. Spellman, Hunts Point, Bellevue, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery. Rosary was said for Capt. Spellman at the Sacred Heart Church, Bellevue, Feb. 8. Two years of occupation duty in Japan with the 11th Airborne Division preceded Capt. Spellman’s service as a paratrooper in the Korean War. Seattle Preparatory School, West Point Military Academy.
     
  • Spiller, Elmo M.
    Pfc., Army Infantry. Born March 1933. Reported missing Nov. 2, 1950 and declared dead January 1954 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Daisy Murray Spiller (mother), 15859 27th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Body Not Found. Pfc. Spiller’s mother refuses to believe he is dead. "I believe he just lost his way," she says. Pfc. Spiller had to have his mother’s consent when he left Lake Washington High School, Kirkland, WA to enlist in the Army. He was in Korea only a month when he was reported missing Nov. 2, 1950. His sisters, Mrs. Harold Peltonen and Mrs. Robert Nash, both live in Seattle.
     
  • Storaasli, Paul N.
    Capt, USMC, 1st Marine Division. 31 years of age. Died Nov 29, 1950 of wounds received in the Korean War. Next of kin – Mrs. Janet Storaasli (wife), 3325 Lakewood Ave., Seattle, WA, home of her stepfather, H.E. Erickson. Attended University of Minnesota. Capt. Storaasli was the son of Col. Gynther Storaasli of Washington, DC. Capt. Storaasli saw action as a flyer in 1942 in the Pacific in the Second World War.
     
  • St. Clair, Benjamin F.
    Cpl., Army. 32 years of age. Died Aug 3, 1951 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Mercy E. St. Clair (wife), 6536 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA. His son Michael (23 months) was killed three weeks after his father’s death. Place of birth – Georgia. Place of burial – Calvary Cemetery, Seattle. Corporal St. Clair was an Army veteran of World War II. He re-enlisted in 1948.
     
  • Strickler, Paul C.
    Pfc., Army, rifleman, 27th Wolfhound Div. 20 years of age. Died Feb. 6, 1951 in action in Korea south of Seoul. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Paul Strickler, 12253 23rd Avenue S., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Washington Memorial Park, Highway 99, Seattle. Pfc. Strickler enlisted in the Army July 25, 1950 while he was working in Eugene, Oregon. Previously he had been at sea on grain ships in Korea and Japan. He was shipped to Korea from Camp Roberts, landing in Korea on Christmas Day. Attended Highline High School. Received the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously.
     


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  • Talkington, Glen J.
    Pfc., Army tank battalion. 18 years of age. Died July 24, 1950 in action in Korea. Previously listed as missing. Next of kin – Mrs. Jean Hanson (mother), 4036 8th Ave., NE, Seattle, WA. Twin brother Gene and half sister Vickie. Place of birth – Clarksburg, WVA. The Talkington twins grew up in Seattle. They enlisted in the Army in 1948. Sent to Japan and then to Korea. Gene was wounded on July 23, 1950 and Glen was killed July 24, 1950, making him the first casualty in the Seattle area.
     
  • Tall, Donald W.
    Pfc., Marine, 5th Marine Regiment. 22 years of age. Died June 13, 1951 in action in Korea along the Imjin River. Next of kin – Joseph E. Tall (father), 622 22nd Ave. N, Seattle, WA, and stepmother. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Attended Lincoln High School and Edison Technical School. Donald had been in the Marine Corps since he was 17 years. After three years of active service he applied for entrance into the School of Forestry at the University of Washington. On the day he was accepted as a student he received his call back into the Marines in Oct. 1950. His brother Joseph accompanied his body back home. Joseph had been wounded about the time Donald died.
     
  • Thomas, Kenneth W.
    Pfc., Army, 2nd Infantry Division. 22 years of age. Died Aug. 16, 1950 in action in Korea. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Walter C. Thomas, 735 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Pfc. Thomas joined the Army in January 1949 in Spokane. Pfc. Thomas’ brother Donald is at Ft. Donaldson, Alaska, and his two sisters, Mrs. Darlene VanCourt and Beverly Thomas live in Seattle.
     
  • Thompson, Harry L.
    Pvt., Army, Co. 6, 6219 Reception Center, Ft. Lewis. 20 years of age. Died Feb. 15, 1951 four days after induction into the Army of a cerebral hemorrhage. Next of kin – Mrs. Hattie L. Jeffries (mother), 2304 E. Cherry St., Seattle, WA.
     
  • Thuesen, George E. Jr.
    Capt., Navy tanker. 41 years of age. Died Feb. 27, 1952 in San Francisco after being flown home from Sasebo, Japan, where he was taken ill. Next of kin – Mrs. Isabelle Marie Coogan Thuesen (wife), formerly of Seattle, now of Walnut Creek and children Jeanine (7) and son Thomas (5). Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – in Seattle from Forkner’s. Capt. Thuesen graduated from Lincoln High. He first went to sea in 1928. During World War II he served in the South Pacific on Navy tankers. He had been a seafarer for 24 years. He made his home in Seattle until 1948 when he moved to Walnut Creek. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. And Mrs. George E. Thuesen, 302 E. 44th St., Seattle. Rothers Wilfred and Louis of Seattle.
     
  • Titus, Donald G.
    Pfc., Marines, G-3-5. Born August 17, 1929. Died June 1, 1951 in action in Korea near the 38th parallel. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. George F. Titus, 406 W. 45th St., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Pacific Lutheran Cemetery, Seattle. Attended Ballard High School and Everett Junior College. He was a member of the Marine Reserve, recalled to active duty last October 1950. His sisters – Mrs. Vernon Williams and Mrs. David Thompson live in Seattle.
     
  • Thornton, Brian B.
    Pfc., Marines. 20 years of age. Died Aug 26, 1952 in action in Korea at Bunker Hill. Next of kin – Mrs. Sybil I. Thornton (mother), formerly of 105 14th Ave N., Seattle, now of Tacoma. Father – George J. in Tacoma. Pvt. Thornton was attending St. Martin’s Lacey when he joined the Marine Corps a year and a half ago. Brother George J. Jr. lives in Seattle.
     
  • Tuck, Marvin A.
    Warrant Officer, Army, 66th Field Artillery, Ft. Lewis. 28 years of age. Died May 5 or 6, 1951 near Yakima, WA in a plane crash accident. Next of kin – Mrs. Maxine Tuck (wife), Ft. Lewis, formerly of 367 W. 48th St., Seattle. Place of birth – Little Rock, Arkansas. Warrant Officer Tuck, an automobile mechanic in civilian life, won the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the second World War. He was a former Seattle area National Guardsman, recalled to active duty Sept. 11, 1950. He was a private pilot and was killed shortly after taking off from Yakima. Lt. David Anderson was killed with him. He is buried at Washelli Cemetery, Seattle. Mrs. Tuck lives with her parents Mr. And Mrs. Frank Shallow now at 367 W. 48th St., Seattle. Mr. Tuck’s sister – Mrs. M.C. Radenbaugh, 302 SW 98th Pl., Seattle. Ellen and Nancy – Marvin Tuck’s children.
     
  • Tuttle, Allen H.
    Sgt., Army, Battery C of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 38th Field Artillery Battalion. Died Nov. 30, 1950 in a prisoner of war camp in Korea. Report submitted March 11, 1954. Next of kin – Mrs. Rose H. Tuttle (mother), 1640 105th Avenue SE, Seattle. Sgt. Tuttle is listed as from Bellevue, WA.
     


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  • Van Harn, Henry William
    Pvt., Army. 20 years of age. Died Oct. 20, 1950 while prisoner of war. Next of kin – relatives in Holland. Friend – Mrs. Steve Bushy, 309 3rd Ave. N., Seattle, WA. Pvt. Van Harn returned to the land of his birth on a Dutch Merchant Ship which he left and lived in Seattle with friends until he joined the U.S. Army. He was sent to Okinawa and then to Korea. Taken prisoner in Sept. and died in Oct. Pvt. Van Harn lived with the Bushys while in Seattle.
     


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  • Waldon, Allen D.
    Cpl, Air force, Travis Air force Base. 20 years of age. Died April 30, 1951 at Travis Air Force Base, California. Next of kin – Mrs. Virginia Eaton (mother), Clinton, WA, formerly of Seattle. Joyce & Beverly (sisters), Seattle. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle.
     
  • Warner, Marvin L.
    Pvt., Army. Death reported April 22, 1951. Died of wounds in the Korean War. Next of kin – Mrs. Ellene Warner (mother), Kirkland, WA.
     
  • West, Stanley Ray
    Sgt., Marine Corps. 29 years of age. Died July 17, 1953 in action in Korea 9 days before the truce was signed. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Clarence O. West (parents), 1653 N. 145th St., Seattle, WA. 11 brothers and sisters. 5 boys served their country in military or merchant marine. Place of burial – Veterans Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Marine Sgt. West served in the Navy in World War II. He was recalled to duty in Dec. 1950. He transferred to the Marine Corps and asked for combat duty. He was killed on a night patrol which was ambushed. A brother Robert, who lost a leg Aug. 1952, came from Letterman Hospital to attend the funeral.
     
  • Whitaker, Lowell
    Ens., Navy. 24 years of age. Died Nov. 19, 1953, Mediterranean Sea, while attempting a landing of a Navy plane on an aircraft carrier. Next of kin – Mrs. G. Ben Buford (mother), 19 W. Thomas St., Seattle. Mrs. Harold Nelson (sister), 2816 11th Ave. W., Seattle, WA. Place of birth – Yakima, WA. Place of burial – Body not Found. He attended San Jose State college, California, and later enrolled at the University of Washington. After he was graduated in 1951, Whitaker worked for the Seattle King County Health Dept., then joined the Navy. He was commissioned after flight training at Pensacola, FL.
     
  • White, Cecil W.
    2nd Lt., Army. 32 years of age. Died Oct. 22, 1951 in action in Korea during heavy fighting. Next of kin – Mrs. Linda White (wife), 1504 Taylor Ave., and sons Lewis, Robert and Allan. Place of birth – Modesto, CA. Place of burial – Fort Lawton, Seattle Military Funeral Services. Lt. White had been in the Army 14 years. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. He had been in Korea since Sept. 7. He had lived in Seattle for 10 years. Three brothers live in Modesto, CA, one in the Army and a sister in Modesto.
     
  • Wilcox, John B.
    S/Sgt. Air Force. 23 (?) years of age. Died June 18, 1953 at Honshu, Japan, when an Air Force C-124 Globemaster crashed. There were 129 casualties. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. M.J. Wilcox, Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of West Seattle. Place of burial – Possibly in Seattle. Sgt. Wilcox had lived in West Seattle nearly all his life. He attended Lafayette Elementary School and James Madison Junior High. Graduated from West Seattle High in 1949. He married a Sacramento girl just before he left for overseas last January 11th. His parents came from Alaska to make arrangements for the funeral.
     
  • Winkler, Harlan R.
    1st Lt., Army, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division. 28 years of age. Died May 10, 1952 in action in Korea, Heartbreak Ridge. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Arthur W. Winkler, 4721 38th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Brother – A.W. Winkler, Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Washelli, Seattle. Lt. Winkler graduated from Lincoln High School. Army service in the Second World War interrupted his studies at the University of Washington. As an officer with the 79th Division in Europe, Winkler was cited for his leadership in action. After returning to this country he continued his studies at the University, but before his graduation he made the decision to return to active service and was flown to Korea last January.
     
  • Wise, Gordon L.
    Pfc. Army, 2nd Infantry Division. 19 years of age. Died Nov. 1950 of wounds in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. George Parker (mother), Clara. 6034 Cycle Lane, Seattle, WA. Enlisted in September 1948. 1 5 months in Okinawa.
     
  • Wood, Harold Harry
    Pfc., Army. 19 years of age. Died Sept. 1950. Next of kin – Mr. John W. Wood (father), Rt. 4, Box 105, Renton, WA. Attended Renton High School. Had lived in Renton for ten years. Enlisted after graduation and left Ft. Lawton in July for further training. Had only been in Korea for a few weeks.
     
  • Woodcock, Rodney A.
    Airman 3rd Class, Air Force. Born February 24, 1931. Died Feb. 24, 1953 in an accident at Spokane’s Fairchild Air Force Air Base. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Henry A. woodcock, 1234 E. 90th St., Seattle, WA. A/3C Woodcock was returning to his base at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, when the accident occurred. He had been home in Seattle Celebrating his birthday. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended the University of Washington for two years. Other survivors are his two brothers, Wesley and Gary.
     
  • Woodruff, Delbert D.
    Pvt., Army Infantry, Co. F, 15th Inf. Regt., 3rd Division. 21 years of age. Died April 25, 1953 in action in Korea one month after he went into battle. Next of kin – Mrs. Betty Woodruff (wife), 3207 Belvidere Ave., Seattle, WA. Parents – Mr. And Mrs. Charles Woodruff. Place of birth – El Centro, CA. Pvt. Woodruff came to Seattle in 1945. He joined the Army Sept. 10, 1952, trained at Camp Roberts, California. Went overseas March 10th, his 21st birthday and went overseas to Korea 25 days later. Other survivors include a sister Vivian and two brothers, Glynne and Charles. Pvt. Woodruff graduated from Highline High School. Address – 242 S.W. 146th, Seattle.
     
  • Woodworth, Richard P.
    Ens., Navy communications. 28 years of age. Died April 7, 1952 in an accident in Fairbury, IL while on his way to the Naval Intelligence School in Washington, DC. Next of kin – Mr. And Mrs. Harold E. Woodworth, 844 W. 58th St., Seattle. Brother – Howard W. Woodworth, Seattle. Place of birth – Omaha, NE. Place of burial – Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Ens. Woodworth had been in the Navy for nine years. He was a veteran of World War II and after his discharge in 1946 came to Seattle. He attended Seattle University and graduated from the University of Washington in 1950. He was recalled to active duty shortly after the Korean outbreak and was assigned as a communications technician on Guam. He was commissioned in 1950.
     
  • Woolery, Clyde L. Jr.
    Cpl., USMC, 11th Marine Regiment. 18 years of age. Died Sept. 28, 1950 in action in Korea after the landing at Inchon. Next of kin – Mrs. Ruth Woolery (wife), Lynnea (daughter), 1820 SW 100th St.; Mrs. Lucille Grichuhin (mother), 6211 11th Ave. NW, Seattle. Place of birth – Seattle, WA. Place of burial – Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, WA. Cpl. Woolery was a former Ballard High student. He was called to active duty august 1950. Other schools attended – James Munro, Alexander Hamilton and Lake Burien. Cpl. Woolery had a paper route around Lake Burien for years. His father is deceased.
     
  • Wynalda, Martin
    Cpl, Army, 7th Armored Division. 21 years of age. Died July 22, 1953 in action in Korea by enemy mortar fire while defending an advanced position on Christmas Hill. Next of kin – Mrs. David Wynalda (mother), Enumclaw, WA (3 miles SW); Father of Martin died July 8th from overwork. Place of birth – Enumclaw, WA. Place of burial – Enumclaw, WA, Evergreen Cemetery. Cpl. Martin died four days before the signing of the armistice. He had been in the service one year and saw almost constant service. He graduated from Enumclaw High School and had been employed at the White River Branch of the Weyerhaeuser Lubmer Co. besides working the small dairy farm of his parents.
     


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  • Zeumault, Robert L.
    Pfc., Army Infantry. 22 years of age. Died June 26, 1953 in combat in Korea. Next of kin – Mrs. Leona C. Zemault (wife), 2211 East Oliver St., Seattle, WA; Mr. And Mrs. R.L. Zemault (parents), 2446 E. Valley St., Seattle. Place of birth – Austin, TX. Place of burial – Seattle, WA. Pfc. Zemault had lived in Seattle 14 years. He graduated from Garfield High School. Had been employed as a civilian electronics technician at Sand Point Air Station. He went into service in Oct. 1952 and went overseas last April. Other survivors are his sister, Miss Lavonia Zemault, and a brother, Airman 3/C of the Air Force.
     

News Clippings Found in Card File


Pfc. Hjalmer (Jr) Thompson
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"Son Believed Dead, Prisoner in Korea"

Good News - Mrs. H.A. Thompson, 404 S.W. 139th St., happily reads letter written by her son, Pfc. Hjalmer (Junior) Thompson, 18, from a North Korean prisoner of war camp.  With her [in newspaper photo] are two other sons, Jack, 6, and Joseph, 4.  Mrs. Thompson long ago gave soldier son up for lost. - Post Intelligencer


Mother Overjoyed as Boy Soldier Writes He Will Come Home

by Eleanor Bell

"Junior isn't dead!  We just got a letter from him!"  These excited words over the telephone brought back to life -- for a Seattle mother -- a son she long ago had given up as killed in action in Korea.  The caller was a younger son.  The mother, Mrs. H.A. Thompson of 404 S.W. 139th St., was helping her husband, a disabled World War I veteran, at the gas station where he is employed, at 15801 S. Pacific Highway.  Their eldest of seven children, Pfc. Hjalmer (Junior) Thompson, 18, had been missing in action since December 3.  In January, the young Army Infantryman was reported killed in action.


Gifts Returned

For months the Thompsons have been getting back all the letters and packages (even Christmas presents) they had sent Junior.  Every week, when more mail came back, the parents' despair mounted.  Jerry, 16, one of their sons, rushed to the phone after the mailman delivered a letter which had come from a "Chinese Hospital, North Korea."  "Junior's a prisoner of war!" Jerry told his mother.  "He's all right!"  Mrs. Thompson said Tuesday, "I couldn't answer Jerry right away.  I was stunned  I went home right away."  Her husband said, "We know the letter is from Junior.  It's in his handwriting and he said things in it that only Junior would ay.  He asked about his dog, Pepper."  Mrs. Thompson pointed to the initials, "S.W.A.M.L.K's" on the outside of the letter and explained, "That means, 'Sealed with a million loves and kisses."


"Rites Set for 1st G.I. Killed in Korea"

BECKLEY, W. Va., June 21, 1951 (AP) - A military funeral will be held here Sunday for 19-year-old Pvt. Kenneth Shadrick, the first American infantryman to die fighting for the United Nations in Korea.  The Private was cut down by a burst of machine-gun fire from a North Korean tank near Sojong last July 5 - just ten days after the Reds invaded South Korea.


"Korean Valley Dedicated to G.I. Killed 'Doing Job'"

TOKYO, July 11 (AP) - A valley described as "one of the most beautiful in Korea" has been dedicated to Corp. Joseph Mauser of Youngstown, Ohio, who died there.  The valley, "somewhere north of the 38th Parallel" has been named Mauser Valley.  Members of his company, in the United States 1st Cavalry Division, recently unveiled a stone memorial in his honor.  Lt. Duel F. Bunch, company executive officer, said of Mauser: "He died, not dong an outstanding or heroic job, but just doing his job.  I only hope that if I am next, I die as bravely as he did."


"Mother Finds Joy; Wounded Son Due Home"

Mrs. Ethyle Thompson, 1917 Eastlake Ave., never could have imagined that word that her son, Pfc. Robert M. Thompson, had been wounded in Korea, could bring joy to her heart.  But such was the case today, for the mother has learned her son will be home soon for the first time in two and a half years and is not wounded seriously.  Furthermore, because of a brief shopping tour, the tidings came first from Mrs. Fulton's son instead of the Defense Department.  "While I was downtown, a messenger left a message that he had tried to deliver a telegram," Mrs. Thompson explained.  "Just before I got home the postman delivered a letter from my boy.  He wrote how he had been wounded and that he would be home soon.  I had just finished reading it when the telegraph company messenger returned with the official notice."  Thompson, 20 has three brothers, Jean and John, both of Seattle and Second World War veterans, and LeRoy, Eugene, Oregon.


"Seattle Army Youth Missing in Korea.  Only 17 Years Old"

Pvt. Kenneth A. Hogan of Seattle, listed as missing in action in the Defense Department casualty list of the Korean War made public Friday, was only 17.  Kenneth observed his 17th birthday June 1.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hogan of 15235 20th Ave. S.W.  He last saw them in April, while home on furlough.

Born in Seattle, Kenneth went through the grades at Lake Burien School.  He left Highline High School in his sophomore year to enlist in the army in October of 1949.  He was stationed on Okinawa before being sent to the Korean War front.  His family last heard from him in July, when he was on his way.  He was a rifleman in an infantry company.  Besides his parents, Kenneth has a sister, Mrs. Irene Lackey of Alderwood Manor, and two brothers, Robert, 18, at the family home at Seahurst, and James L. Hogan, 22, in Seattle.  "Kenneth loved the army," Mrs. Lackey said.  "He wanted to make it his career."


Letter from Mrs. Clara Jacobs

December 6, 1951

Mrs. Fulton
Dear Madam,

Regarding my request about my son's name on the plaque at the Public Safety Building.  Name, Clarence E. Jacobs F 1/C U.S.N.  Clarence Edwin Jacobs, full name.  Serial Number 3869642.  Volunteered Feb. 4, 1944, age 17.  Killed in motorcycle accident (while returning to his ship at San Diego).  Killed at Montrose, California, June 4, 1946.  He had served on S.S. Duncan, from which he had been on a 30 day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jacobs, 10426-B East Marginal Way, Seattle.  He was born at Port Angeles, Washington, attended school at Tacoma, Sumner, Auburn, Thomas, and Cleveland High in Seattle, from which he quit to go in A.T.S. in Fall of 1942, quitting there about Christmas time. 

In the fall of 1943, he worked at Boeings for a while, where he joined the A.F.L. union 751.  I think he also joined the American Legion while in the service.  He served first                on the S.S. Kimberly, then was transferred to the S.S. Gerke, and finally the S.S. Duncan.  He had been over to Okinawa and Japan in 1945, and had been to Japan in 1946 before being sent home on leave. 

I think that covers everything you wanted.  His body was returned to Seattle, where he was buried in the Navy Grave Yard at Washelli, on June 15, 1946.  Thank you, and if you should wish to contact me concerning this matter at any time, my phone number is EL 4240 (in my son's name) Lewis J. Jacobs.  I am his mother, now widowed.

Mrs. Clara Jacobs

 
 
 

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