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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, K - Z

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KILBURN

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KILBURN, JOHNNY (1931-1952), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREA IN THE KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  AVAWAM, Perry County, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Date of Birth:  25 February 1931 in Perry County, Kentucky on Birth Index.  Born 25 October 1930 on Korean War Casualties Listings.

Son of:  Mary Standifer and Issac Kilburn.

Brother of:  Henry Kilburn, born 23 October 1919, died by Homicide on 24 December 1943.

Brother of:  Fred Kilburn (1925-1944), Missing In Action, Battle of Samar, Pacific Theatre, World War II.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  27 September 1951?

Service Number:  1220510.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Marine Corps.

Combat Organization:  Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

Date of Death:  12 August 1952.  Hostile, KILLED IN ACTION.

Place of Death:  Korea, KOREAN WAR.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, Groundd Casualty.  Multiple Fragmentation Wounds.

Burial:  First Burial Unknown.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Kilburn Cemetery, Avawam, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone Application signed by Issac Kilburn on 31 October 1952.

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

NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-4-times-removed, Johnny Kilburn 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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KING

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KING, HERBERT (1927-1952), KILLED IN ACTION IN KOREA IN THE KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  TRIBBEY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Adel, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  23 December 1927, Morgan County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Lula Parks and Joseph King.

Grandson of:  Fannie C. Birchfield and General Wayne Parks.

Grandson of:  Laura Belle Nickel and Evans Minton King.

Spouse:  Allie Fair Miller, daughter of Sallie Engle and William Miller.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  15 December 1950.

Service Number:  52060286.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company G, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.

Date of Death:  7 March 1952.

Place of Death:  Korean in the KOREAN WAR.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone Application signed 31 May 1952 by Mrs. Allie King.

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

U. S. Awards, Certificates, Medals:  Purple Heart Medal.

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LEWIS

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LEWIS, EARL CLEON (1930-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  SECOND CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  26 April 1930 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Cordelia Stacy and George Lewis.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  15379388.

Rank:  Sergeant First Class.

Branch of Service:  U.S. Army.

Service Occupation:  Light Weapons Assault Infantryman.

Combat Organization:  38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  7 January 1951. 

Place of Death:  South Korea, Korean War.

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

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

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

Monument:  EARL CLEON LEWIS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed my sixth-cousin-3-times-removed, Earl Cleon Lewis 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:  EDWARD LIVINS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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LOGAN

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LOGAN, CARL DALTON (1928-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  JEFF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  3 November 1928 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Daley Combs and Brinton F. Logan.

Grandson of:  Matilda Francis and Preacher Ira Combs.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  52060753.

Service Occupation:  Light Weapons Infantryman.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Korean War.   

Date of Death:  6 September 1951. 

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  Killed In Action, North Korea, Korean War.  

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1953.

Cemetery:  Logan Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-3-times-removed, Carl Dalton Logan 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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LUNCE

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LUNCE, ELBERT ROY (1927-1953), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  Born 1 January 1927 on Headstone Application and Korean War Casualty Listings.  Born 1928 on Headstone. 

Son of:  Mae Pennington and Jim Lunce.

Maternal Grandson of:  Albert Asberry Pennington and Emma Lyttle.

Maternal Great-grandson of:  Sophronia Button and Albert Lyttle (1845-1917), who served in the U. S. Union Army, 116th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry in the American Civil War.  Albert Lyttle had been a slave of David Yancy Lyttle (1818-1904), who was a U. S. Union Army Colonel in the American Civil War and was from Clay County, Kentucky.

Source:  U. S. Civil War Pension Index:  Albert Lyttle, Soldier, F 116 (Regiment), U. S. C (Colored) Infantry, Widow, Fronnia Lyttle. 

Source:  U. S. Description Lists of Colored Volunteer Army Soldiers, 1864:  Little, Albert, enlisted 1864 for 3 years; name of owner of a slave:  David Y. Little, residence, Clay County, KY.

Source:  David Yancy Lyttle (1818 – 1904) Highway Historical Marker, Manchester, Clay County, KY, Lawyer, State Senate.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

World War II Data:  Currently unavailable.

First Enlistment Date:  24 March 1946 in Camp Atterbury, Columbus, Ohio to 16 January 1949. 

Second Enlistment Date:  27 August 1952.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Force.  USAF.

Combat Organization:  Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  16 April 1953. 

Place of Death:  Korea, Korean War.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1953.  

Cemetery:  Town Mountain - Lick Branch Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  ELBERT ROY LUNCE carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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

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Monument:  EDWIN EUGENE MEDLEY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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MILLER

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MILLER, CHESTER (1924-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  BONNYMAN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  27 June 1924 in Perry County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Martha “Mertie” Millen and Andrew “Andy” Miller.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  18 September 1948.

Service Number:  RH 15422706.

Rank:  Corporal.  Sergeant.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Btry B, 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  14 July 1950. 

Place of Death:  Along the Kum River, South Korea, Korean War.

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

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  15 September 1954.

Cemetery:  Johnson Family Cemetery, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OVERBEE

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OVERBEE, J. CLAYTON (1932-1950), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  DARFORK, Perry County, Kentucky.

Other Residence:  Gladeville, Wise County, Virginia in 1940. 

Date of Birth:  15 February 1932 in Perry County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Eliza Grigsby and Floyd Overbee.

Siblings:  Maxine, Christine, Corbett, Audrey, Floyd, Jr., Louis Jean, Alva.

Service Number:  15423921.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Service Occupation:  Light Weapons Infantryman. 

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

Date of Death:  27 November 1950. 

Place of Death:  North Korea Section, Korea, Korean War.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.

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

Memorialized at:  The Courts Of The Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.  The Korean War Memorial, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.  Memorial Stone in Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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Monument:  EVERETT EUGENE PERRINE carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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Monument:  THOMAD DALE POLLY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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

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ROARK

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EZRA ROARK (1927 - 1999), United States Army, Korean War

Hometown:  Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Son of:  Perlina Combs and Warner Roark.

Grandson of:  Mary Ann 'Polly' Madden and Dr. Fernando Curtis Roark.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

First Enlistment:  3 September 1947.  Released:  27 June 1949. 

Second Enlistment:  9 November 1949.  Released:  6 December 1952.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army. 

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

NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-3-times-removed, Ezra Roark 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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ROARK, GRANT WAYNE, U. S. ARMY, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  KODAK, on Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth: 

Son of:  Mallie Combs and Fernando Roscoe Roark.

Grandson of:  Clarinda Collins Combs and Taylor C. Combs.

Grandson of:  Mary Ann “Polly” Madden and Fernando Curtis “Doc” Roark.

Spouse:  Sadie Sumner.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  Served from 1952 to1954.

Rank:  Corporal.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Signal Corp Teletype Operator, Supply Outfit, PUSAN,

U. S. Awards:  Zone Battle Stars, United Nations Medal, Republican Korean Medal.   

NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-1-time-removed, Grant Wayne Roark 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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ROARK, HIRAM HENSLEY “HARM” (1930-2009), U. S. NAVY, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  KODAK on Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  11 January 1930 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Mallie Combs and Fernando Roscoe Roark.

Grandson of:  Clarinda Collins Combs and Taylor C. Combs.

Grandson of:  Mary Ann “Polly” Madden and Fernando Curtis “Doc” Roark.

Spouse:  Imogene Smith.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  Served in 1948.  Recalled for the Korean War.

Service Number:  2881774

Rank:  SA

Combat Organization:  USS PHILIPPINE SEAS (CV0047SC) and (CV-47) Aircraft Carrier,  USS CORAL SEA, Korean War.

Date of Death:  22 April 2009.

Cemetery:  George Washington Combs Cemetery, on Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed my first-cousin-1-time-removed, Hiram Roark 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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ROARK, TAYLOR (1927-2016), U. S. ARMY, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  KODAK, on Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  12 June 1927 in Kentucky. 

Son of:  Mallie Combs and Fernando Roscoe Roark.

Grandson of:  Clarinda Collins Combs and Taylor C. Combs.

Grandson of:  Mary Ann “Polly” Madden and Fernando Curtis “Doc” Roark.

Spouse:  Betty Jane Pratt (1933-1982).

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date: Served from 1950 to 1952, mostly in Germany.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  12th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Company E, Korean War.

Date of Death:  14 June 2016, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTES:  I placed my first-cousin-1-time-removed, Taylor Roark, 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:  GEORGE WASHINGTON SATTLES carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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

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Monument:  BILLY RAY SMEDLEY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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SMITH

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

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SMITH, EARL LLOYD (1927-2007), U. S. ARMY, POST-WWII AND RECALLED DURING THE KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  HAPPY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  26 June 1927, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  (A Perry County, Kentucky Birth Index filed in 1945 for him also exists.)

Parents:  Flora Estell Burdine and Lloyd Smith, Sr.

Grandparents:  Leeann “Lean” Robinson and Samuel H. Smith, Jr.
Grandparents:  Parlee Pearl Rainey and John Franklin Burdine.

Great-grandparents:  Margaret Ann “Peggy” Cash and David Burdine, who was a Union Army Civil War Soldier.

Great-grandparents:  Martha Ann Pointer and Greenup "Green" Raney / Rainey, a Union Army Civil War Soldier.

Fourth-great-grandparents:  Josephine Rose and James Burden, who was an American Revolutionary War Soldier.
Second-cousin-three-times-removed:  Edmund Collins Burden, a Gunsmith and the Maker of the Famous Burden Rifle.

Spouse:  Ila Sue Sexton.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Post WWII Enlistment Date:  26 December 1945 at Camp Roberts, California, enlistment for Hawaiian Department, Private, Regular Army, Transportation Corps, from Perry County, Kentucky, 3 years of high school education, single, without dependents.

Korean War Enlistment Date:  Unknown. 

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Date of Death:  11 March 2007.

Place of Death:  In his home at Happy, Perry County, Kentucky.

Cemetery:  Rest Haven, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed the brother-in-law of my fifth cousin, Earl Lloyd Smith 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:  CLYDE SPARKMAN carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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STACY

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STACY, JAMES I. JR. (1932-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  ALLAIS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

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

Date of Birth:  2 January 1932 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Polly Stacy and James I. Stacy, Sr., who had children by several wives.

Maternal Grandparents:  Eliza Jane Gayheart and Sylvester Stacy. 

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  7 December 1950.

Service Number:  RA 15431017.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company A, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  3 June 1951. 

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War.

Status:  Killed In Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea, Korean War.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Allais, Perry County, Kentucky.

Monument:  JAMES I. STACY JR. carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

NOTE:  I placed James I. Stacy, Jr. 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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STACY, LENOX (1924-1952), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  BULAN, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  3 March 1924 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Nancy Gayhart (1908-1992) and Avery Stacy (1900-1927).  Lenox’s father, Avery, died, when he was three years old.  Four days later, his two-week-old brother, Alexander died.  His sister, Marie had died a year earlier at the age of five-months-old.  Nancy married second, Everett Grigsby. 

Maternal Grandparents:  Eliza Jane Stacy and Alex Gayhart, who raised him.

Paternal Grandparents:  Dianah Young and Jasper Stacy.

Spouse:  Pearl M. Livingston   

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  35873569.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Service Occupation:  Food Service Technician or Mess Steward.

Combat Organization:  160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  1 November 1952, Killed In Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea, Korean War.

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

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

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

NOTE:  I placed my sixth-cousin-1-time-removed, Lenox Stacy 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:  OTTO STEEN carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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STIDHAM

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STIDHAM, CARL (1929-1951), DIED OF WOUNDS, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  CHAVIES, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  16 February 1929 in Perry County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Charlotte “Lottie” Watts and Thomas “Tom” Stidham. 

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  9 January 1951.

Service Number:  52060773.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  6 October 1951. 

Place of Death:  Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  On 4 October 1951, Stidham was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy in North Korea, and he Died Of Wounds two days later. 

Status:  DIED OF WOUNDS, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Johnson Family Cemetery, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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STIDHAM, HENRY (1924-1950), PRISONER OF WAR, KILLED, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  2 March 1924, Kentucky.

Son of:  Maude Lewis and Hobert Stidham.

Spouse:  Inez J. Frazier (1922-2002).

Son:  John Henry Stidham (1948-2012). 

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Dates:  5/6/1943, discharged 12/23/1945.  12/24/1945, discharged 3/20 1946.  3/12/1946; discharged 3/20/1949.  3/21/1949; discharged 10/20/1950 due to death.

Service Occupation:  Light Weapons Infantryman.

Service Number:  35659422

Rank:  Corporal.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Korean War. 

Date of Death:  20 October 1950.    

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War.

Casualty:  “Taken Prisoner Of War while fighting the enemy in North Korea on 16 July 1950 ... reported murdered in a tunnel near Such’on North Korea.”  Source:  WWI, WWII, Korean War Casualty List.  

Status:  A PRISONER OF WAR, MURDERED, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  Headstone Application Signed 21 August 1957 – Ordered 1961.

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

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

NOTE:  I place my fourth-cousin-2-times-removed, Henry Stidham 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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WALKER

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WALKER, GLENN RICHARD (1932-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  HILTON, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  19 June 1932 in Floyd County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Jesse Mable Hicks and Ballard French Walker.

Grandson of:  Surrilda Combs and John W. Walker.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  17 September 1949.

Service Number:  RA 15379836.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company G, 21st Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Korean War

Date of Death:  10 February 1951. 

Place of Death:  South Korean, Korean War.

Casualty:  “Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.”

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1952.

Cemetery:  Andrew Combs Cemetery, Allais, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

NOTE:  I placed Glenn Richard Walker 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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WALKER, JAMES SCOTT (1926-1953), KILLED IN ACTION IN KOREA, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:   ALLAIS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Hazard and Second Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  6 November 1926, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Carrie Combs and Cowan G. Walker.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  10 June 1952.

Service Number:  52173504.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.

Date of Death:  9 February 1953.

Place of Death:  Korea, Korean War.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.

Repatriated:  1953.

Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone Application signed on May 5, 1953 by Carrie C. Walker of Allais, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

U. S. Awards, Certificates, Medals:  Purple Heart Medal.

NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-2-times-removed, James Scott Walker 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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WATTS

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WATTS, ARNOLD (1927-1951), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  ENGLE, on Lost Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  5 December 1927 in Floyd County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Nancy Campbell and Hiram Watts.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Service Number:  52060287.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  24 November 1951. 

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:  Internment, 21 February 1952.  “Remarks:  Authority from New York Port of Embarkation (RE) (DB) (SR) was not verified by next of kin, Next of Kin could not attend funeral.”

Cemetery:  Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

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

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

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

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

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WILSON

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WILSON, RICHARD EDISON, JR. (1926-1953), KILLED IN ACTION, KOREAN WAR.

Hometown:  Currently unknown.

Date of Birth:  22 May 1926 in Bell County, Kentucky. 

Son of:  Bertha Hopkins and Richard Edison Wilson, Sr. 

Relative:  Was his wife, Mrs. Betty C. Wilson of Maple Street, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, who signed the Headstone Application on 20 August 1953?  If not, who was she?

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  14 February 1952.

Service Number:  52199002.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Korean War.

Date of Death:  10 May 1953. 

Place of Death:  North Korea, Korean War.

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

Status:  Killed In Action.

Disposition:  Buried.

Repatriated:  1953.

Cemetery:  I. O. O. F. Cemetery, International Order Of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pineville, Bell County, Kentucky.

Monument:  RICHARD E. WILSON carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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WOODS

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WOODS, RUSSELL (1934-?) U. S. MILITARY, KOREAN WAR

Hometown:  MASON’S CREEK (MIDDLE FORK), Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  29 November 1934, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Sallie Pratt and Ben Woods.

Grandson of:  Louanna Walker and John C. Woods.

Grandson of:  Martha J. Cornett and Joseph E. Pratt, Jr.

Great-grandson of:  Juda Cornett and Theophilus Asher ‘Theo’ Woods, a Union Civil War Soldier.

Great-grandson of:  Sarah Brashear and Randolph Cornett.

Third-great-grandson of:  Henrietta Bowling and Dillon Asher II.

Fourth-great-grandson of:  Laodicea Robinson and Moses Dorton, a Revolutionary War Soldier, Battle of Kings Mountain.

Fifth-great-grandson of:  Agnes Shepherd and George All Sizemore, Native Americans.

Sixth-great-grandson of:  Mary Bean and William Asher, a Revolutionary War Soldier, Battle of Kings Mountain.

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

NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-1-time-removed, Russell Woods 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:  JAMES D. YEARY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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