Porter County in the Korean WarCasualties of the Korean War from Porter County . . . .

The following information concerning Porter County residents who died while serving in the military during the Korean War was obtained from numerous newspaper sources and government databases, as well as from the following source:

Records of the Adjutant General's Office. Korean War Casualty File, February 13, 1950 to December 31, 1953 and Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties, 1950-1970. Record Group 407. College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration.

Background Information
The Korean War refers to the warfare between North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK) and South Korea (Republic of Korea, ROK), which began on June 25, 1950, and paused with an armistice signed July 27, 1953. The war was a consequence of both countries aggressively attempting Korean national reunification under their respective governments. Despite reunification talks in the months preceding open warfare, their continual cross-border skirmishes and raids at the 38th Parallel, and the political frustration of failed all-Korea elections in 1948, escalated to warfare. The reunification negotiations ceased when North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. The United States and the United Nations (UN) intervened on the side of the South. After a rapid UN counteroffensive reversing the initial North Korean invasion, the People's Republic of China (PRC) intervened on the side of the North. The fighting ended with an armistice that approximately restored the original border between the Koreas; it became the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Below is presented a list of Porter County citizens that perished while serving in the Korean War. This casualty list in very likely to be incomplete and, perhaps, incorrect. We have attempted to verify Porter County casualties by researching Porter County newspapers to confirm residence.

Porter County Korean War Casualties

Surname, Given Name
Brzycki, Norbert A.
Emery, Robert Lee
Harrigan, William Edward
Herring, David Homer
Ilic, Thomas Michael
Kleist, John W.
Lee, Robert M.
Leeper, Gene Norman
Lewry, Richard Mitchell
Mace, Delbert Ulysses
Michaels, Melvin James
Payne, Robert L.
Rice, Donald Ray
Soderstrom, Marvin Wilbert
St. Clair, Robert Nelson
Walsh, Donald E.
Williams, Melvin Edward

Information abstracted by Steven R. Shook


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