Veterans of the Korean War

Name	     Rank/Branch   Date of Casualty		Date of Birth

ALBRECHT:
ELMER J       PFC ARMY      06 SEP. 1950   KILLED IN ACTION	1931

Private First Class Albrecht was a medic with the 9th Cavalry
Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while
tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on September 6,
1950. Private First Class Albrecht was awarded the Purple
Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service
Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. 


BENTHIEN: WILLIAM A SGT ARMY 21 MAY 1951 KILLED IN ACTION 1932 Sergeant Benthien was a member of Company F, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Sinch-on-ri, South Korea on May 21, 1951. Sergeant Benthien was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.


BLASCZYK: PAUL J PFC ARMY 12 JULY 1951 KILLED IN ACTION 1932 Private First Class Blasczyk was a member of Company A, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Kyo-Dong, North Korea on July 12, 1951. Private First Class Blasczyk was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and the Combat Infantry Badge.


DEHNE: EMIL C. Dehne/SSG US Army/WW II Korea Vietnam/Apr. 13, 1928 - Feb. 5, 1975


DUFFY: THOMAS W CPL ARMY 13 FEB. 1951 KILLED IN ACTION 1930 Corporal Duffy was a medic with Headquarters Company, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on February 13, 1951. Corporal Duffy was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. ******** Corporal Duffy Killed in Action Cpl. Thomas W. Duffy, 20, son of Mrs. Herbert Traurig of route 5, Manitowoc, was killed in action Feb. 13 in Korea, the war department confirmed Saturday. He is the 10th Manitowoc county man to die in Korea. Corporal Duffy was a medical corpsman in an armored patrol of the seventh reconnaissance compnay, Seventh infantry division. He was reported last month as missing action. Assigned to the Korean fighting last September, Corporal Duffy was among the front line troops in last November's north Korean invasion and in the Hungnam withdrawal. He enlisted in the army in September, 1948, took basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and joined the occupation forces in Japan in January, 1949. He attended medical school at Sindal, Japan, for several months. A special mass will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Innocents church, Manitowoc. Corporal Duffy attended Holy Innocents school and was graduated in 1948 from Lincoln high school, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, April 24, 1951 ******* Funeral services for Cpl. Thomas Duffy, 20, (above) son of Mrs. Herbert Traurig of route 5, Manitowoc, Killed in action in Korea, Feb. 13, will be held Monday morning at Sacred Heart church, Manitowoc. The Rev. E.A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Corporal Duffy was a medical corpsman in the armored patrol of the Seventh infantry division. Born in Manitowoc in 1930, he was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1948. He enlisted in September of that year, took basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and joined the occupation forces in Japan in January, 1949. He attended medical school in Japan for several months. Assigned to the Korean fighting last September he was among the front line troops in last November's north Korean invasion. He was past president and treasurer of the CYO of the Holy Innocents church. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Traurig, two brothers (private); sister, (private) and half sister, (private). The Oas post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will hold military rites at the grave. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, Sept. 24, 1951 P.2


FALVEY: LEO F PVT ARMY 16 SEP. 1950 KILLED IN ACTION 1929 Private First Class Falvey was a member of the 2nd Replacement Company, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 16, 1950. Private First Class Falvey was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. ********* Leo Falvey Is War Casualty Pfc. Leo F. Falvey, 22, a son of Chairman and Mrs. Peter Falvey of the town of Franklin, is the second Manitowoc county soldier to lose his life in the current Korean war. The Franklin soldier’s wife, Mrs. Gladys Falvey, received a telegram Friday from the war department advising her that her husband was killed while fighting against the North Koreans with his 38th U.S. infantry division on the past Sept. 16. Pfc. Falvey, who married the former Gladys Mazanec of Franklin in June, 1949, also leaves a two months old daughter, (private). He had been sent to Japan with his outfit the past July 25 after 16 months of military service in this country. Born on his parents’ farm in the town of Franklin, a mile north of Maple Grove, Falvey graduated from the St. Patrick high school at Maple Grove in 1943. Prior to enlisting in the Army he had been employed by his father in operating the home farm. Surviving, in addition to the wife and parents, are two brothers, (private); and three sisters, (private). The first Manitowoc county casualty in the Korean war was Pfc. Gerald Sekadlo, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Sekadlo of the town of Mishicot. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 29, 1950 P. 2 (Buried in St. Patricks, Maple Grove)


GORMAN: HAROLD L PFC ARMY 06 SEP. 1950 KILLED IN ACTION 1930 Corporal Gorman was a medic with the Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on September 6, 1950. Corporal Gorman was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.


HANDL: JOSEPH E CPL ARMY 04 FEB. 1951 KILLED IN ACTION 1931 Corporal Handl was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 4, 1951. Corporal Handl was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.


HERMAN: JOSEPH L. Herman/Wisconsin/Pfc Co. F 179 Infantry/Korea/March 3, 1929-June 11, 1971


HOLMES: JOHN HERBERT PFC ARMY 04 FEB. 1951 KILLED IN ACTION 1932 Private First Class Holmes was a member of the 187th Airborne Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 4, 1951. Private First Class Holmes was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. ******* Military Rites for Pfc. Holmes to be Tuesday Military funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Specht funeral home and at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic church, Mishicot, for Pfc. John Holmes, who died of wounds in battle in Korea Feb. 4, 1951. The Rev. George Beth, pastor of Holy Cross church, will officiate, and interment will be in Calvary cemetery at Manitowoc. The services will be conducted by the Kempen-Terens-Staudinger post, 2765, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of Mishicot. Friends may call at the Specht funeral home at Mishicot from Monday morning until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday. All business places at Mishicot will be closed Tuesday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The body is to arrive from California Saturday. Pfc. John Holmes was born in Manitowoc (can't read) 1932, a son of Wilbur and the late Alice Kramer Holmes. Five years ago the family came from that city to Mishicot, where he attended the high school. In his senior year April 25, 1950, he enlisted in the army and took his basic training for three months at Fort Riley, Kans., and trained for a paratrooper for two months at Fort Benning, Ga. He then joined company "L" airborne infantry in Korea. On the day of his death in Korea, Pfc. Holmes received a purple heart citation as a result of being wounded in action. Earlier he had received a sharpshooting medal. Besides his father and step-mother, the former Sera Farquhar, he leaves two sisters, (private), and two brothers (private). Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, September 8, 1951

photo sent in by researcher/see contributors page


JANKE: RALPH W. Janke/Wisconsin/Pvt. Co. C 14 Engr. Cmbt. Bn./Korea/ Aug. 6, 1930 - July 24, 1971


KAPPELMANN: ROBERT L. Kappelmann/Marine M. Sgt./Korea Oct. 6, 1924 - July 15, 1952(?) Two Servicemen Declared Dead by Defense Dept. Two Manitowoc service men listed as missing in action in Korea have been declared officially dead, according to word received by their parents. They are Pfc. James A. Panosh, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel A. Panosh, 731. N. Fifth St, and Marine M. Sgt. Robert L. Kappelmann Sr., 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Kappelmann, Rt. 5, Manitowoc. Missing Since July, 1952 The death of Kappelmann was confirmed in a letter dated Dec. 22 received from Major F.P. Tatum, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington D.C. Maj. Tatum wrote, "The finding of death was made only after a board of officers carefully reviewed all evidence pertaining to him. In view of the circumstances surrounding his disappearance and the lapse of time without word of his whereabouts, the fact that he lost his life in Korea is conclusive and inescapable." M. Sgt. Kappelmann was listed as missing in action since July 15, 1952. No details were available. Kappelmann had been in Korea since March, 1952, with the Second Marine Air Wing. He was also a veteran of World War II. He was recalled to duty in the Marine Corps in March of 1951 in Jacksonville, Fla., where he made his home. Later he was graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps aircraft interceptor school at Cherry Point, N.C., and served with the Marine All Weather Fighters at Cherry Point. Kappelmann was born Oct. 6, 1924, and attended rural schools, graduating from Meadowbrook School in the town of Kossuth and from Lincoln High School in 1942. Following his graduation, he was employed at Oriental Mills for a year before enlisting in the Marines. Survivors include the parents; his wife, the former Betty Silge; their three sons, Robert 7, Michael, 4, and Rickie, 16 months, and three sisters, Miss Susan of Manitowoc, Miss Marie of Rt. 1, Ixonia, Wis., and Donna Mae at home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 5, 1954 p.15 ******** (This article has been split and each part put with the pertinent serviceman)


KING: JAMES ELROY King, Wisconsin, Pvt. 35 Inf. 25 Inf. Div. (See also WWII) 22 JULY 1950 KILLED IN ACTION 1927 Private King was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 22, 1950. Photo ******* Glen Owen and James King Killed in Fighting in Korea Become Sixth and Seventh Casualties A telegram received Sunday by Mrs. Owen reveals that her son was killed in action Feb. 14, 1951. Private King, previously reported missing in action July 22, 1950, is now known to have been killed in action on the same date, according to a telegram from the army's adjutant general received by a sister, Mrs. Berhard Fraser of Q-7-1, Custerdale, Manitowoc. A member of the regular army for nearly six years, Private King enlisted in 1945 and was sent to Germany with the occupation forces where he served with the military police for two years. After returning to Valders to attend his mother's funeral in February, 1949, he was stationed in South Carolina. He joined the occupation forces in Otsee, Japan, in June, 1950, and served there until the outbreak of war in Korea. Private King is survived by his wife, the former Lilly Peters of Oneida, Wis.; two sisters, (private); and five brothers, (private). Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 5, 1951 p.1


KOHLBECK: KENNETH JOHN CPL MARINES 27 NOV. 1950 KILLED IN ACTION born. July 16, 1929 Corporal Kohlbeck was a member of Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on November 27, 1950. Corporal Kohlbeck was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.


KOLLATH: DONALD A. Kollath/Wisconsin/CWO COA 34 Engineer BN/Korea-Vietnam BSM-ARCOM/ Aug. 2, 1930 - Jan. 16, 1972 (See also Vietnam)