PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Copyright 2017           All Rights Reserved

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U. S. A. – KOREAN CONFLICT WAR (1950 - 1953)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - J

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ALLEN

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ALLEN, SAMUEL RUFUS “BUCKY” (1935-1967), KOREAN WAR AND KILLED IN ACTION IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

Hometown:  TRIBBEY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Hamilton, Ohio.

Date of Birth:  2 January 1935.

Son of:  Birdie Bell Dickerson and James William Allen, Sr. 

Brother of:  PFC Charlie D. Allen (1921-1945), who was Killed In Action in World War II. 

Brother of:  Staff Sergeant James William Allen, Jr., who was Killed In Action in WWII.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

KOREAN WAR RECORD:  Currently Unknown. 

VIETNAM WAR RECORD:

Service Number:  15683574.

Rank:  Staff Sergeant.

Branch of Service:  Department Of The Army.

Occupation:  Medical Specialist (ARMY).

Tour Start Date:  5 November 1966.

Combat Organization:  U. S. Army, Medic, Company D and Company A-244, 5th Special Forces, Green Beret.

Province:  Military Region 2 – Kontum. 

Status:  HOSTILE - KILLED in Vietnam during his Third Tour.

Casualty Reason:  Gunshot or Small Arms Fire.  Ground Casualty.

Date of Death:  16 May 1967.

Place of Death:  Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).

Disposition:  Body Recovered.

Buried:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  BUCKY ALLEN carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  SAMUEL RUFUS ADAMS carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.


NOTE:  I placed Samuel Rufus “Bucky” Allen on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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ALLEN, WILLIAM “WILLIE” JR. (1928-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date Of Birth:  16 September 1928 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Dahlia Jones and William “Willie” Allen, Sr. 

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Step-mother:  Roberta Riley wed William, Senior about 1931.

Paternal grandson of:  Mahala Riley and Joseph Allen.

Maternal grandson of:  Rachel Couch and James Jones.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  15203513

Rank:  Sergeant.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

Date of Death:  18 May 1951. 

Place of Death:  South Korea.

Status:  Hostile - Killed In Action.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  Headstone Application signed on 27 March 1952.

Cemetery:  Amis Cemetery, Buckhorn, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  WILLIE ALLEN JR. carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.


U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart, The combat Infantry Badge, The Korean Service Medal, The United States Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Korean Presidential Unit Citation and The Republic of Korean War Service Medal. 

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AMIS

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AMIS, BOB T. (1926-1950), WORLD WAR II AND KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  BOWLING, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  23 August 1926, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Ida Deaton and Oscar J. Amis.

Grandson of:  Sarah Eversole and John Horton Amis.

WORLD WAR II U. S. Military Service: 

Enlisted on:  25 November 1944.  Discharged on 2 August 1946.    

KOREAN WAR U. S. MILITARY SERVICE:

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  35785881.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Company A, Korean War.

Date of Death:  12 August 1950, KOREAN WAR.

Place of Death:  South Korea.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, South Korean, Korean War, “while fighting the enemy”.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  Headstone Application, about 1952, signed by Oscar J. Amis of Buckhorn, Kentucky.

Cemetery:  Amis Cemetery, Buckhorn, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  BOB T. AMIS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Source:  U. S. World War II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listing.

NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-2-times-removed, Bob T. Amis on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BLANKENSHIP

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BLANKENSHIP, CHARLES DANA (1928-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  LOTHAIR, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  5 May 1928 in Perry County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Nora Darling (born Michigan) and Roscoe Blankenship (born Tennessee).

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  4 January 1951.

Service Number:  5?060580.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

Date of Death:  2 September 1951, Hostile - Killed In Action, Korean War.

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War. 

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1951.

Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  CHARLES D. BLANKENSHIP carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  KENNETH BROWN carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky

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CAUDILL

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CAUDILL, DALE (1928-2009), MILITARY POLICE, U. S. ARMY, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  MASON’S CREEK (Right Fork), Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  17 June 1928 in Farler, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of: Dulcena Cornett and Lyttle Caudill.

Paternal Grandson of:  Cinthia Brashear and William H. Caudill.

Maternal Grandson of:  Lucinda Pratt and Benjamin H. Cornett.

Spouse:  Audrey Mae Howard.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  4 January 1951.  Release Date:  17 December 1952. 

Combat Organization:  Unknown.

Date of Death:  16 June 2009.

Source:  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.

NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-1-time-removed, Dale Caudill on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CODY

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CODY, WILLIAM FINLEY (1926-1950), WORLD WAR II AND KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  MASON’S CREEK (Middle Fork), Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  10 February 1926 in Harlan County, Kentucky.   

Son of:  Ethel Brashear and Roy Cody.

Grandson of:  Polly Hurt and Henry Harlan Brashear.

Great-grandson of:  Mary Ann Hall and Sampson Brashear, an American Civil War Confederate Soldier, who was a Prisoner Of War.

World War II Military Service:  Enlisted:  16 December 1943.  Discharged:  24 May 1947.

KOREAN WAR MILITARY SERVICE:

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  RA 35881708.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company I, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.

Date of Death:  12 July 1950. 

Place of Death:  South Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  Hostile - Killed In Action fighting the enemy in South Korea.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, U. S. – Korean War.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Brashear Cemetery, Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  WILLIAM FINLEY CODY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-1-time-removed, William Finley Cody on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COLLINS

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COLLINS, DAVID (1932-1951), KILLED IN ACTION IN KOREA, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  DUNRAVEN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Yerkes, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  20 November 1932 on Perry County, Kentucky Birth Index.  Born 1931 on Headstone Application, Korean War Casualty Listings, etc.

Son of:  Eliza ‘Lizzie’ Campbell and Hampton ‘Hamp’ Collins.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  30 March 1951.  Discharged/Killed In Action:  7 December 1951.

Service Number:  1177029.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Marine Corps.

Combat Organization:  Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, United States Marine Corps.

Date of Death:  7 December 1951.

Place of Death:  Korea, KOREAN WAR, KILLED IN ACTION.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.  Hostile, Artillery/Rocket, Ground Casualty.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Rocklick, Dunraven, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone signed on February 22, 1952 by Eliza Collins of Dunraven, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  DAVID COLLINS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

U. S. Awards, Certificates, Medals:  Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korean War Service Medal.

NOTE:  I placed David Collins on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COLWELL

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COLWELL, FRENCH (1928-1996), KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  MONTGOMERY CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Logan County, West Virginia.  Leslie County, Kentucky.  Mercer County, Ohio.

Date of Birth:  28 November 1928 in Perry County, Kentucky, per Kentucky Birth Index.  Born West Virginia on 1930 census.  Born Kentucky on 1940 census.  Born Kentucky on Ohio Death Record.

Son of:  Parrot/Para Lee/Parit Campbell and Samuel Colwell.

Grandson of:  Sarah Jane Stidham and Henderson “Red Hence” Colwell.

Grandson of:  Elvira Campbell and Joseph Campbell.

Great-grandson of:  Mary Lucinda Campbell and Samuel Colwell.

Brother of:  Curtis Colwell, U. S. Army, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, WWII.

Cousin of:  Paul Colwell, Silver Star Medal, WWII. 

Spouse:  Delma B.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  1 September 1948.  Release Date:  1 August 1952.

Service Number:  1087824.

Rank:  Corporal, E4.

Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps.

Combat Organization:  2nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, U. S. Marine Force.

U. S. Marine Muster Rolls:

< January 1949:  Muster Roll, PFC French Colwell, HQ 2nd BN, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, United States Fleet Marine Force (FMF), Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

< October 1951:  Corporal French Colwell, Headquarters, 2nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, U. S. Fleet Marine Force in the Field.

< 23 January 1951:  Private First Class, French Colwell, Camp Otsu, Kyoto Post Command Unit, 1st Prov Casual Co FMF, MRI PEARL, Jd for rec only 13 December 1950 fr 11th Mar 1st Mar Div FMF while hospitalized USNH Yokosuka.

< July 1952:  Corporal, French Colwell, Rank E4, Signal Co, 2nd Sig Bn, Nardiv, Mri 2, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Date of Death:  18 April 1996.

Place of Death:  Ohio.

Status:  Survived The War.

Disposition:  Buried.

Cemetery:  Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio.

NOTE:  I placed the brother-in-law-of-my-first-cousin-2-times-removed, French Colwell on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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Monument:  LEROY COMBS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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CORNETT

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CORNETT, TROY “BUSTER” (1930-1950), DIED OF WOUNDS, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  FORESEAM, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  25 February 1930, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Mary McLemore and Boyd Cornett.

Great-great-grandson of:  Louisa Combs and Robert Bustard Cornett. 

Great-great-great-grandson of:  Mary Everage and William Jesse “Billy” Cornett, an American Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Soldier.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Rank:  Corporal.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  30 September 1950, DIED OF WOUNDS, KOREAN WAR. 

Place of Death:  South Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  Seriously Wounded by the enemy in South Korea; Died Of Wounds later that day.

Status:  DIED OF WOUNDS, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1951.

Cemetery:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  TROY CORNETT carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-1-time-removed, Troy “Buster” Cornett on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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DALTON

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DALTON, LLOYD (1930-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  VICCO, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  15 December 1930 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Myrtle Watkins and Leonard Dalton. 

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  15422646.

Rank:  Corporal.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  HQ Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Korean War

Date of Death:  20 September 1950. 

Place of Death:  Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  Killed In Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea in the Korean War.

Status:  Killed In Action, Korean War.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1951.

Cemetery:  William “Bill” Hill Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  LLOYD DALTON carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  SAMUEL EVERSOLE carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  TIMOTHY EVERSOLE carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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FANNIN

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FANNIN, GLENN WALLACE (1933-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  GLOMAWR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  29 December 1933 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Daisy Strong and Mr. Fannin. 

Step-son of:  Leonard Goodson.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  January 1951.

Service Number:  15442198.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company H, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

Service Occupation:  Heavy Weapons Infantryman.

Date of Death:  22 September 1951, North Korea, Korean War. 

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  KILLED IN ACTION while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  William “Bill” Hill Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  GLENN W. FANNIN carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed Glenn Wallace Fannin on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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Monument:  CLARK FELTNER carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  GEORGE FELTNER carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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FIELDS

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FIELDS, RODGER ENGLE (1930-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  16 January 1930 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Nancy Engle and John Fields.    

Entered Service From: Kentucky.

Service Number:  15379273.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Service Occupation:  Heavy Weapons Infantryman.

Combat Organization:  Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  1 December 1950. 

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War. 

Casualty:  Killed In Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.

Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.

Monument:  RODGER ENGLE FIELDS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 

Memorialized:  The Courts Of The Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii, U.S.A.  The Korean War Memorial Cenotaph, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.

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Monument:  THOMAS FRANCIS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  NYLE RAGEN FRANKS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  JOHN HOWARD FRISBY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  FREDRICK R. FUGATE carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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GAYHART

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Monument:  CARL B. GAYHART carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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GAYHART, JAMES DANA (1931-1950), MISSING IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  BULAN, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  16 May 1931 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Eva Fugate and McCajer “Cajer” Gayhart.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  15422659.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company K, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  12 December 1950, Korea, KOREAN WAR. 

Place of Death:  Korea, Korean War.

Officially Listed As Presumed Dead:  31 December 1953. 

Status:  MISSING IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.  Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea in the Korean War

Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.

Monument:  JAMES D. GAYHART carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Memorialized:  Memorialized at:  The Courts Of The Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii, U.S.A., the Korean War Memorial, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.   Memorial Stone:  Named with a different date of birth and death in the Jink Ritchie Cemetery, Knott County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-1-time-removed, James Dana Gayhart on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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Monument:  ELMER CLAY GODSEY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 

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GRAY

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Monument:  RALPH GRAY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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GRAY, WILLIAM CURTIS (1932-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  NAPFOR, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  30 April 1932, Perry County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  May McIntosh and Mr. Gray. 

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  September 1948.

Service Number:  RA 15422546.

Rank:  Sergeant.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Service Occupation:  Light Weapons Infantryman.

Combat Organization:  Company C, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death: 16 August 1950. 

Place of Death:  Korea, Korean War.

Status:  MISSING IN ACTION, LATER CHANGED TO KILLED IN ACTION.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  Headstone Application signed by May Gray of Napfor, Perry County, Kentucky on 22 February 1952.

Cemetery:  Lead Branch Cemetery, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky was written on the Headstone Application Form.

Monument:  WM. C. GRAY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  J. B. GWINN carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 

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GROSS

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GROSS, FRED (1924-2011), COMBAT MEDIC, WOUNDED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WWII, KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM WAR.

Hometown:  BUCKHORN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Eaton, Prebler County, Ohio.

Date of Birth:  23 December 1924 in Buckhorn, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Louetta Gross.

Step-son of:  Sherman Napier.

Grandson of:  Mary Deaton and Jeremiah “Jerry” Gross.

Great-grandson of:  Lavina Sandlin and John Deaton.

Spouse:  Ruth Lovely.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  35806262.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Combat Medic, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, Company G, European Theatre, WWII.

Theatres, Campaigns, Battles:  European Theatre, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Battle of the Bulge.

16 September 1944, Station, Gravelotte, France:  Company Morning Report (shared by Norm Richards), 35806262, Fred Gross, Combat Medic was LIA, Lightly Injured In Action.  Casualties were heavy.  By day’s end, Fred had a promise to keep, once the war was over.  After returning to Buckhorn, he traveled on to Vicco and recounted the details of my father’s death to my family.  I am truly grateful.  ~~~ Waukesha Lowe Sammons, daughter of Technical Sergeant Albert Lowe, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, Company G, who was listed Killed in Action on the Company Morning Report of 16 September 1944, Station, Gravelotte, France, WWII. 

Date of Death:  13 January 2011.

Place of Death:  Ohio.

Status:  WOUNDED IN ACTION in the Battle of the Bulge, WWII.  (Source, Obituary.)

Cemetery:  Concord Cemetery, Dixon Township, Preble County, Ohio.

U. S. Awards:  Bronze Star Medal.  Purple Heart Medal.

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Monument:  WINFORD HALCOMB carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  WALTER HANDS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  BROWN HENSLEY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  ARLIE HOLLAND carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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 Monument:  CLAYBORN HOWARD carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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JOHNSON
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JOHNSON, BOBBY (1931-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  GAY’S CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  16 August 1931 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Alta West and Luther Johnson.  

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  15276282.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company C, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  31 July 1950. 

Place of Death:  South Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  Killed In Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea in the Korean War.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1954.

Cemetery:  Luther Johnson Cemetery, Gay’s Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  BOBBY JOHNSON carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed Bobby Johnson on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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JONES

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JONES, HENRY (1932-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  BLUE DIAMOND, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Pioneer, Perry County, Kentucky in 1940.

Date of Birth:  9 May 1932

Son of:  Tisha Stacy and James Jones.

Entered Service From: Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  5 July 1949.

Service Number:  RA 18263334.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  49th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Korean War. Service Occupation:  Low Speed Radio Operator.

Date of Death:  5 October 1950. 

Place of Death:  South Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR. 

Status:  Killed In Action in the Korean War in South Korea

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1951.

Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Henry Jones’ grave is located beside his nephew, PFC Clarence Williams (1946-1966), who was Killed In Action in the Vietnam War.

Monument:  HENRY JONES carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Note:  Findagrave # 77098955.  Photo and military data on the headstone.

NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-3-times-removed, Henry Jones on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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Monument:  LEON JONES carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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