Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
|Memorial marker for Vilas D. Parker, killed in an airplane crash in World War II|
|Memorial marker for Jack Alexander, died while a Prisoner of War in North Korea|
This is pretty much a re-post of last year since I don't have any additional information on about relatives that died in service to their country. Click read more to see the list...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Received at 1117 N. Western Ave., Hollywood, Calif. Telephone GLadstone 3164
1934 DEC 13 AM 8 42
SM47 10=LAKECITY IOWA 13 1020A
MARY S ROSS=
318 NORTH MARIPOSEA LOSA=
FATHER PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING WIRE IF YOU WILL COME=
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
John F. Ross Sr. label at the bottom of the article to see more articles about him.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Jack's name appeared in Wayne A. "Johnnie" Johnson's list of POWs that died in captivity during the Korean War. Johnson risked his life to record names while he was captive so that fellow POWs would not be forgotten and their families would know what happened. Johnson received the Silver Star for maintaining the list during captivity.
Valor awards for Jack D. Alexander | Military Times Hall of Valor
Corporal Jack D. Alexander, ArmyDefense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
For service as set forth in the following:
Corporal Jack D. Alexander (ASN: RA-16289592), United States Army, was held as a Prisoner of War after he was captured on 12 July 1950 during the Korean War. He was unaccounted for after the war and is presumed to have died or been killed while in captivity.
ALEXANDER, Jack Duane,PFC -- 501119 -- 21 Inf -- Eildeaur, WIThe list indicated that Jack D. Alexander died November 19, 1950. Eildeaur apparently refers to Endeavor, WI and the Jack's memorial at Westfield East Cemetary says his middle name was David.
|Memorial at Westfield East Cemetery, Westfield, WI|
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
|Cropping of crew list from MACR 4882|
The story is interesting to me in several respects. First is the family connection to the famous Merrill's Marauders, which was a special forces unit during World War II and is connected to today's US Army Rangers. The story of the aircraft being found over 40 years later is also amazing to me. Another twist of fate is that the aircraft was lost on May 22, 1944, which was also Vilas's birthday.
|A C-47 drops rations in Burma in 1944|
Click read more to see the documents I received...