Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bobby R. Hays

Traverse City Record Eagle
30 Mar 1957

Serving in Korea--Army Pfc. Bobby R. Hays, 20 of Garfield Avenue, recently arrived in Korea and now is a member of the [24th??] Infantry Division. Hayes a clerk in Company H of the division's 34th Regiment, entered the Army in October, 1954, and completed basic training at Fort Dix. New Jersey.

Leonard L. Case

Traverse City Record Eagle
22 Mar 1956

Graduates in Korea--Pfc. Leonard L. Case, son of Leonard L. Case of Benzonia, recently graduated from the I Corps Supply Specialist School in Korea. He is a member of the 50th Engineer Company and entered the Army in July, 1954, going overseas the following December.

James W. Lutman

Traverse City Record Eagle
20 Oct 1954

Returns from Korea--Pfc James W. Lutman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lutman, 524 1/2 Lake Avenue, has returned home from Korea, following one and a half years' service there. He was discharged on October 12th, and has returned to the Olofsson Tool and Die in Lansing.

Major Merle Hootman

Traverse City Record Eagle
18 June 1954
Burdickville Local News

Major Merle Hootman, formerly captain at the Empire Air Base, but now at an air base near Wayne, has received his orders for Korea. Before leaving for his new assignment, he will visit Mrs. Ethel Atkinson, Mrs. Hootman, daughter of Mrs. Atkinson intends making her home in Traverse City during Major Hootman's absense in Korea. The Hootmans have two children, Harry and Reta Jean.

Albert Ochert

Traverse City Record Eagle
14 Dec 1951

Somewhere in Korea--Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ochert, 606 East Eighth Street, have received word from their son that he is in Korea and would like to hear from his friends. His address is:

Cpl. Albert Ochert, AF16313472. 6413 Airbase Sqdn., APO 970 c/o P. M> San Francisco, California.

Roy G. Wise

Traverse City Record Eagle
27 September 1952

Sgt. Roy G. Wise arrived home this week from a year's active duty in Korea to spend his furlough with his family here. Mrs. Wise went to Battle Creek Tuesday to accompany him home.

Leonard G. Lyon

Traverse City Record Eagle
3 Nov 1951

Military Rites--A military funeral for First Lieutenant Leonard G. Lyon, native of this communityy and World War II veteran who was killed in Korea, Feb 13, 1951, was held this afternoon. The rosary was recited at the Martinson Funeral Home and military graveside services followed at which Fr. R. W. Passeno of the Immaculate Conception Church officiated and burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Cpl. Raymond Panek & Sgt. Bernard Panek

Traverse City Record Eagle
17 Aug 1951

Home from Korea--Cpl Raymond Panek, who has been stationed in Korea since September, is visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Panek of Cedar. Sgt. Bernard Panek is also visiting his parents.

John C. Hanell

Traverse City Record Eagle
5 Jul 1951

Promoted to Corporal--A Traverse City arm man has been promoted to the rank of Corporal in Korea. Corporal John C. Hanell, son of Mrs. Lydia Anna Hanell, of Route No. 4, Traverser City, was promoted while serving in the 1st Cavalry Division 7th Cavalry Regiment. Hanell's unit has been on the Korean front since last July when it landed amphibiously at Pohang-dong. It was also the first unit to smash northward through the Taegu perimeter in September, leading UN forces in the spectacular drives into North Korea.

Robert V. Otis

Traverse City Record Eagle
9 Jun 1951

Serving in Korea--Pvt Robert V. Otis of Williamsburg R. 1 recently joined the 35th Infantry "Cacti" regiment in Korea. The 35th regiment is part of the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" division commanded by Brig. Gen J. S. Bradley--the second U. S. Army Division committed to action against the Communists last July.

Cpl Al Vert

Traverse City Record Eagle
11 Jan 1951

Mr. and Mrs. Alec Vert recieved word their son, Cpl. Al Vert of California, wounded in Korea while serving with the U. S. Marines, is not in a hospital in Japan.

Traverse City Record Eagle
6 Nov 1954

Cpl. Harry Voice arrived home Monday after spending 15 months in Korea. He left Wednesday for Fort Sheridan, Illinois where he will receive his discharge next Tuesday.

Pfc. Robert L. Decker

Traverse City Record Eagle
23 May 1954

Served in Korea--Pfc. Robert L. Decker is returning to the States after serving with the army's I Corps in Korea. He arrived in Korea during January 1953 as a cannoneer in the 17th Field Artillery Battalion's Battery C.

Pvt. Carl Gibbons

Traverse City Record Eagle
26 Jan 1951

Pvt. Carl Gibbons, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gibbons of Kalkaska county and a veteran of three years of service, has been reported wounded in Korea. Pvt. Gibbons went to Korea with the first American troops.

Phillip G. Mulder

Traverse City Record Eagle
13 Oct 1950

Service in Korea--Phillip G. Mulder, grandson of Lena Keaton on 912 Boyd Avenue, who enlisted in the U. S. Air Force, has been promoted to Corporal. He has seen much service in Korea but more recently is back with his regular training squadron of air police. Prior to entering the service Cpl. Mulder spent many summer vacations with his grandmother and friends here. He is the son of Mrs. Rose Mulder of Grand Rapids.

Eleven Enlist in Army Here

Traverse City Record Eagle
1 Jul 1950

The following eleven men have enlisted in the U. S. Air Force during the month of June through the Traverse City Army and Air Force Recruiting Station. It was announced today by Sgt. Douglas A. Anderson, office in charge of the station:
Charles L. Wayashe, Northport
Lee H. Hilbert, Traverse City
John Dreves, Traverse City
LaVern A. Kleam, Traverse City
Loren Cobb, Traverse City
Dudley Elkins, Benzonia
James E. Boals, Elk Rapids
John J. Kasper, Grayling
Donald K. Owens, Grayling
Robert D. Brow, Lake Leelanau
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It is not known if any of these men spent any time in Korea. If you have knowledge one way or the other please contact me at with Military in Korea in the subject heading. Thank You.

Kenneth L. Koenig

Traverse City Record Eagle
25 May 1949

For Army Discharge--Corp. Kenneth L. Koenig has been assigned to Ft. Eustis, Virginia to await his discharge from the service after spending a sixty-day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Koenig, Madison Street, following his return from two years in Korea.

Capt. Ivan Thompson

Traverse City Record Eagle
17 Nov 1948

Cpl. Ivan Thompson who spent the past few months in North Korea, is spending a 60 day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Thompson and family.

Cpl. James Pence

Traverse City Record Eagle
30 April 1947

In Korea: Cpl James Pence who home is in this city has recently received a promotion from Pfc. to his present rank of Corporal. He is now in Korea assigned to the Anti-Tank company of the 20th Infantry Regiment. This 20th Regiment is a unit of the Sixth Infantry Division which is on occupation duty in southern Korea.

Henry F. Dunklow

Henry F. Dunklow Obituary

Traverse City Record Eagle
Traverse City, Michigan
abt 5 Jan 2000

Died January 5, 2000
TRAVERSE CITY - Henry F. Dunklow, 68, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Born May 9, 1931, in Lake Leelanau, he was the son of Henry and Katherine (Egeler) Dunklow. On Sept. 3, 1955, in Traverse City, he married the former Mary Bopry.

Henry served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was employed in the cherry processing industry for nearly 35 years, including Kroupa's, Inc. for 25 years and eight years at Underwood Orchards, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and working outdoors.

He is survived by a son, Douglas (Tamara) Dunklow of Ludington and Traverse City; two daughters, Kathleen (Scott) Beiser and Kristin Dunklow - both of Traverse City; two grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer) Dohm of Lake Ann and Kelli Beiser of Traverse City; two brothers, Orville (Cecelia) Dunklow and Donald (Lucie) Dunklow - both of Lake Leelanau; three sisters, Dora Runge and Betty (Bernard) Belanger - both of Lake Leelanau and Edna Meslowski of Muskegon; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Dunklow, also of Lake Leelanau; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with Rev. Donald Engebretson officiating. The family will greet friends Friday at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran School, the American Cancer Society or Cherryland Humane Society.