Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Men in Korea from Grand Traverse, MI

Some men found in the Grand Traverse County Cemeteries... If there is a post on them it will say 'posted' if not, (red font) I have not researched or perhaps found anything on that person.

Eugene Kropp was KIA 1952 in Korea (St Paul Lutheran Cemetery)
Robert E Miller Korea (Oakwood) 25 May 1992 GT Death Record?
Walter Tobin Jr Korea MIA 1950 (Tobin Cemetery)

Albert D. Woodcox d. korea 1950 'posted'
Leonard G. Lyon Korea 1951 'posted'
Harold A. Otis Korea 1951 'posted'
Richard R. Majszak -- Korea 1951 'posted'
James B. Walling Germany 1950 Unk Korea
Charles J. Benak d. US 1951
Raymond D. Stefaniak d. US 1951
Ralph B. Balantine ----- 'posted'
Robert G. Gilbert - Korea 1951
Frances Carmody -'posted'
David A. Feriend ---'posted'
Charles Lawler ----'posted'
Johnie Donkers --- 'posted'
John McGarry d. US 1954

Found mention of Bill Gleason 17 Jun 1950 pg 9; stating if he had not been in Okinawa he would have been on the senior class trip. Also found where brother Leonard went to Korea 1951 Feb 22 pg 17. See separate post for these boys.

blurb about a couple of the 'boys' of Korea
4 May 1949 pg 12 Traverse City, GT, Michigan
Williamsburg News
Wednesday evening, May 4, the 4-H tractor maintanence boys plan to attend the supper given by Mr. Olsen for all Grand Traverse 4-H club tractor members. Ed and Charles Benak, Peter Watson, Bill Gleason, Keith Malcolm, Lyle Ashmore, Donald Lichty, Allen Goodman and Will Garland are local members.

Death for _A_ William M. Gleason d. 16 Oct 1983GT - check obit to see if this is the same 'Bill' as above. No marriage in GT county. No death or marriage in GT county for Leonard brother of William. Parents are Mr/Mrs Leonard Gleason

Make a post for:
Jan 7 1953 pg 3
Traverse City Record Eagle
Local News

Research obits/data for the following for serving in Korea: Same newspaper as above.
Spent furlough-A/3c Hal J. Tuller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tuller of Mayfield, has returned to his base at Biloxi, Miss., following a 15-day furlough with his parents.

Returns to Base: A/1c John F. Pleva left today to return to his base at Alexandria, La., after a Christmas furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pleva of Cedar.

Leaves for Biloxi--After spending a 30 day furlough with Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Korn, 1125 East Eighth Street, S/Sgt. Albert Korn left Monday morning to go to Biloxi, Miss., where he will be stationed as an instructor in radar.

Return to Selfridge--A/1c and Mrs. Lloyd Hermel returned to Selfridge field on Sunday they had been guests for New Year's Day and the weekend of the former's parents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hermel of Elmwood Avenue.

Richard Majszak

MAJSZAK Richard Data

Headstone: 5 Oct 1952 Age 27y. d. in KOREA
Catholic New Section at Catholic Oakwood in Traverse City, MI

Military Data

Corporal Majszak was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 5, 1951. Corporal Majszak was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Name: Richard F Majszak
Birth Date: 1927
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Grand Traverse
Home State: Michigan
Citizen Status: US Citizen

Death Date: 5 Oct 1951
Processed Date: Nov 1979
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Cause: US Army - No Information Available
Casualty Air: US Army - No Information Available

Service Branch: US Army
Component: Z
Rank: Corporal