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NOTE: Click on the name if it is blue (linked) to see obituary or article - others are reminders to me to (hopefully soon) get those obits :)

Note: Here is an article I wrote for the Montgomery Memories magazine for the July 2014 issue overviewing the 12 men from our county who gave the ultimate sacrifice

If you're interested in the Korean War, please check-out Chris Russell's wonderful Turkey Thicket blogspot.


This poem was received from Betty & Bill Thompson of Crawfordsville. Their cousin Cpl. Allen Carpenter who was fighting in Korea at the time tells here of the thinking of the soldiers in the battle area. He and some of his buddies wrote the poem and express their views of the situation vehemently. Cpl. Carpenter lived in New Albany and had been in the US Army for 4 years at the time he sent the Thompsons the poem.

We are the men in Korea
Earning our meager pay;
Guarding the folks with millions
For about $3 a day

Out in the wind swept mountains
This is the spot,
Fighting and breathing the dust
In the land that God forgot.

No one cares if we're living
No one gives a damn
So we're soon forgotten
Though nephews of Uncle Sam

Out in the fields with our carbines
Eating and breathing the dust:
Doing the work of a chain gang
And too damn tired to cuss.

All night the shells keep flying
It's more than we can stand.,
Hell, folks, we're not convicts,
We're defenders of our land.

The things that we have seen
Are too gruesome to tell.
I hope it's nice in Heaven
For we know what it's like in Hell.

When this life is over
And worries no more to stand;
We'll do our last parading
In that faraway Promised Land.

There St. Peter will greet us,
And suddenly He will yell:
"Come in, you men from Korea,
You've done your stretch in Hell."

.... By a Guy in Korea


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ANDERSON, Frank R (wounded)


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Battery B 414 AAA Gn. Battallion
BOWMAN, Allen (get obit CJR 21 Dec 1950 p1)

BRUNER, Richard - tribute by his cousin, Karen Zach
BYRD, Jackie Lee -- see Jackie Lee Murdock

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CAIN, Norman


CARMICHAEL, Cyril (Sgt 1st Class) - findagrave entry

CEDARS, Howard Franklin - KIA - 1st in County in Korean Conflict - findagrave entry

COCHRAN, William Kenneth


CONNER, Keith W.

COYLE, Henry (get obit CJR 3 July 2010 p 2A)

CRUMLEY, Leland S.

CUMMINGS, William Paul (USAF pilot Korea, WWII & Vietnam)

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DICKEY, Robert - Navy

DOTY, John Vincent - Marines

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ENDICOTT, George M. - US Army

EUBANKS, Robert Russell -- Airborne Infantry -- findagrave entry

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FRANCIS, Frederick - US Army

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GREEN, Russell -- get obit CJR 25 Feb 2009 p 2A

GUSTAFSON, Henry -- POW - Korea

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HOLE, Hurschell - US Army Transport Corps - Engineer

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List (official but not complete) of those Killed In Action


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McALISTER, Arkless - US Navy

McKINSEY, Albert - US Army

MANION, Everett Dwight - KIA - Cpl US Army --do not find him at all on findagrave - will try to get an obit for him

MEADOWS, Kenneth - KIA - 24th Inf Divisions findagrave entry

MORGAN, Charles Clayton - US Army -- here are 135 letters home from Clayt - (my 1st cousin, once removed) -- findagrave entry

MORGAN, Harold Wayne - uncle to Charles "Clayt" above - I also have a couple of nifty little articles about him if anyone is interested in re. to the war

MURDOCK, Jackie Lee -- get the obituary for him in the Crawfordsville District Public Library index for 29 August 2008 p 2A -- born 9-15-1932 date of death 1950 veteran Korean War POW - c/o Louise Murdock and Charles Byrd also known as Jackie Lee Byrd - see also 8-30-2008 p 4A

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NORTHCUTT, Charles - "Red" -- lost in Korea US Army

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PEARSON, Raymond - get obit - 22 July 1950 p 1 -- see also Charles Northcutt -- see bottom of article for Ray Pearson. Will try to find more about him

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SECHMAN, Cpl. Donald - Army - 34th Infantry died 8-31-1950 but do not find him in the findagrave entries

SHANKLIN, Cpl. John W - 34th Infantry- US Army - findagrave entry

SHARP, Roland Louis
- get obit - CJR 20 April 2009

SORRELS, Dwight - thanks to his great grandson, Josh for the photo & info :) Greatly appreciated

STEELE, Robert R.

STEPHENS, Vernon Leroy (find obit on site. Paper /Paint marr Nancy Priebe s/o Roy & Gladys Davis Stephens b 4-2-1928 di 9-30-2003

STEWART, Walter - d Korea - get obit CJR 20 April 1960 p 10

SURBER, Robert Eugene - US Army

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TEAGUE, Kenneth -- Killed in Korea - US Army findagrave entry

TRUMP, William (Bud) - picture, thanks so much to his daughter, Pam Trump Howard

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WARREN, Damon C - WWII & Korea

WILLIAMS, Ralph F. (RIP friend & English teacher)

WRAY, Loren Barney -- get obit WWI; Korea; Vietnam - US Army obit CJR 11 March 1995 p 2A

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