Delbert Ulysses Mace, Korean War CasualtyPorter County Data on Korean War Casualties . . . .

Delbert Ulysses Mace
Sergeant First Class, Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Birth: May 8, 1928
Date of Death: December 12, 1951
Cause of Death: Killed in Action (near Chosori, North Korea Sector)
Date of Enlistment: October 5, 1950
Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean War Service Medal
Hometown: Boone Grove

Newspaper Notices:
Lost in Action
Boone Grove GI Is Listed As Missing

A Porter county soldier is missing is action in Korea, his mother advised The Vidette-Messenger today.

He is Sgt. Delbert Mace, of the U. S. Army, who has been in Korea since April 1, 1951.

Word concerning Sgt. Mace was received in a telegram from the Defense department by the soldier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mace, RFD 2, Valparaiso.

Sgt. Mace is 24 years of age. He attended the Boone Grove High school. He entered the army service Oct. 5, 1950.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 28, 1951; Volume 27, Number 151, Page 1, Column 2

Mother Told Son Killed In Action
Sgt. Delbert Mace Was Previously Listed As Missing

Sgt. First Class Delbert Ulysses Mace, 26, RFD 2, was killed in action two years ago in Korea, his mother, Mrs. Albert Mace, RFD 2, notified The Vidette-Messenger Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Mace said she has just received word from military authorities about her son, who had been listed previously as missing in action.

The victim's parents were notified that Mace was killed Dec. 12, 1951, near Chosori, North Korea, where he was a member of an infantry patrol which was attacked by opposing forces. Sgt. Mace was hit by small arms fire during the attack.

Born May 8, 1938 [1928], in Akron, O., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mace, he was graduated from Boone Grove High school, and worked in the Gary mills prior to entering military service.

He was in service about a year before he was killed. He had been stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind., before going overseas in February, 1951.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Clyde of Valparaiso, and Ronnie at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Hitesman and Mrs. Violet Brennan, both of Valparaiso.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 30, 1953; Volume 25, Number 149, Page 1, Column 7

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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