Monday, December 15, 2008

Fred Larson

1957 Mar 23 page 7
Traverse City Record Eagle
Local News

Sgt. 1/C and Mrs. Fred Larson and daughter Rene arrived
Thuirsday to spend a month's leave with Sgt. Larson's sister
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sharnowski. Sgt Larson
has served in Korea the past 18 months. Mrs. Larson and
daughter flew from Germany to join her husband for a vacation

1957 May 4 page 6
Traverse City Record Eagle
Local News Lake Leelanau

Staff Sgt and Mrs. Fred Larson have gone to Fort Leonard, Wood,
Missouri, where Sgt. Larson will be stationed. They had spent a
month at the Albert Sharnowski home.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Owen L. Dixon

Dec 18th 1954 pg 3
Traverse City Record Eagle

Promoted in Korea:
Owen L. Dixon, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Dixon, 3140 Valk street, Muskegon, formerly of Buckley, has been promote3d to corporal while serving with the 772 Military Police Battalion in Korea. He is in Company C of "Seven-Seven Duce" one of the oldest M. P. outfits in Korea. Cpl. Dixon spent his school days in Buckley where he graduated with the 1950 high school class. Following graduation he went to Muskegon where he was employed at the Central Paper mill. Entering the army in April, 1953, Cpl. Dixon received his basic training, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana training in Korea January, 1954.

Leroy H. Morrison

Dec 18 1954 pg 10
Traverse City Record Eagle
Local News

Served in Korea
Marine Pvt. Leroy H. Morrison, Jr. of Kalkaska was scheduled to arrive in San Francisco, California on December 11th aboard the transport General A. W. Brewster, after serving 11 months in Korea with the First Marine Division.

Russell Chippewa

October 21 1950 page 2
Traverse City Record Eagle
Son Awarded Badge

Pfc Russell Chippewa, son of Mrs. E. Chippewa, Omena Route 1, (Leelanau County) is currently serving with United Nations troops in Korea as a gunner in the machine gun platoon of Company M, 187th Regiment, of the 11th Airborne Division. Chippewa recently participated in a regimental task force drive by the 187th Regiment against North Korean resistance along the Tongjin peninsula north of Seoul where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.

Jan 29 1953 page 3
Traverse City Record Eagle

Sgt. Russell Chippewa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Chippewa of Rt. 1, Omena (Leelanau County, Michigan) has been spending a 35-day furlough at his home prior to being sent to Europe for assignment. He is a member of the 511th Airborne Infantry regiment of the 11th Airborne Division. Sgt. Chippewa has served in Korea. He enlisted in 1942, receiving his basic treaining at Fort Hood, Texas.

Joseph Belanger

Jan 3, 1953 page 11
Traverse City Record Eagle
Pfc. Joseph Belanger has been home on leave from Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where he has been hospitalized for nearly two years as a result of action in Korea.

William Johnson

Jan 3 1953 page 11
Traverse City Record Eagle
Local News - Thompsonville

1st Lt. William Johnson is now stationed at the Walters Air Force Base in Texas, after serving in Korea.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Richard Lee Larson

Richard Lee Larson
Died August 2, 2000
TRAVERSE CITY - Richard Lee Larson, 70, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday.

Richard was born in Flint on March 6, 1930, the son of the late Harry and Beatrice (Price) Larson. He lived in Traverse City since 1970.

Richard was a Grand Blanc High School graduate, class of 1948. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War. He was a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1979. Richard was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City and supported the Boy Scouts of America. He loved camping, boating, yoga, reading, gardening, beaches, skiing and nature.

He is survived by two daughters, Major Laura Larson of the U.S. Air Force, Beavercreek, Ohio and Mia (Thomas) Harrigan of Traverse City; three granddaughters, Bethany, Jessica and Kristen; three brothers, Kenneth James (Toni) Larson of Fife Lake, Harry Bruce Larson of Holly and Donald Thomas (Martha) Larson of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Gail (Peter) Hutchinson and Cathy (Thomas) Skellett - all of Flint; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a former wife, Doris (Moody) Larson; two daughters, Lisa and Lynn; one son, Larry; and a grandson, Jacob.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St. in Grand Blanc. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Dean Bailey officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, where a graveside military salute and flag presentation will be performed by the Flint VFW Post No. 822.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 or the Leukemia Society of America.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thomas Alexander

Thomas Alexander is found as a Korean Army Veteran.
b. 22 Jun 1933

marriage for Grand Traverse:
Thomas A. Alexander to Lettie Villas 1972 record 0009

d. 31 Jan 2001 Grand Traverse, Michigan
SSI says he got his Social Security number in Illinois.

An obit in Grand Traverse County was not found.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Walter J. Younglas

TRAVERSE CITY - Walter J. Younglas, 77, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005. He was born March 19, 1927, in Sault Saint Marie, to Peter and Elfia (DeTour) Younglas. He married Lucille Korson on May 17, 1952, at St. Wenceslaus Church in Gills Pier.

Walter graduated from St. Francis High School in 1946. He had been a resident of Traverse City since 1927, and was employed with Cherryland Electric for 28 years. He also worked as a cost accountant.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Walter is survived by eight sisters-in-law, Mrs. Clarence (Julia) Rieger of Traverse City, Miss Philomena Korson of Grand Rapids, Mrs. John (Bernadine) Gallagher Sr. of Cedar, Mrs. John (Catherine) McLenithan of Rapid River, Mrs. Gary (Emma) Gallagher of Traverse City, Mrs. Ray (Helen) Galla of Lake Leelanau, Mrs. Thomas (Magdalen) Gavin of Grand Rapids and Miss Ann Korson of Grand Rapids; three brothers-in-law, Philip (Joan) Korson of Lake Leelanau, Martin (Phyllis) Korson of Suttons Bay and Sylvester (Marie) Korson of Suttons Bay; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held today, Feb. 25, 2005, at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a rosary to be prayed at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation or Mass Intentions (bu: 28Feb2005 died a natural death per burial record)