Korean 50th
Carroll County Illinois
The Korean War

VIRGIL F. AITKENS Killed in action 16 August 1950
EARL E. BENDER - Army - Killed in action 23 November 1951
ROBERT L. BUCHER - ARMY - Killed in Action 23 July 1953

JOHN W. BUCKWALTER - After serving in the Navy during WWII, John W. Buckwalter joined the Army's Second Chemical Mortar Battalion {The Red Dragon} and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951.

His MOS was 1543 Wire Repair Section Chief which left him with the unenviable position of stringing communication wire ahead of the troops, so that communication would be established once the Battalion arrived and keeping the radio equipment working during that first bitterly cold Korean Winter.

The Red Dragon was the only chemical mortar battalion to serve in the Korean War, and the last one to exist in the U.S. Army. He was discharged 23 June 1952 in Colorado Springs.
(Contributed by his daughter Lori Buckwalter Gilbert)]

EVAN CHARLES HARRIS - Navy - Killed in Action 28 January 1951
STREICHER, Corp. Donald born Sep. 5, 1931 Pleasant Valley, Jo Daviess County Killed in action May 13, 1953, North Korea . With the Illinois National Guard was K/IN/A in North Korea. Infantry Mil.Occupation Spec. (1745) light Weapons Inf. leader. Unit223 Inf Regt-40th Inf Div. Ser# NG26333426 Photo (Find-A-Grave)
THEODORE P. TRACY - Army - Died while captured 1 December 1950