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