I am searching for the family of 8 soldiers who were killed in the Korea War. When they entered service they gave Marion County, Indiana as their home of record.
Soldier; CHARLES RUTHERFORD HOLMAN
Born; May 30, 1925, Caucasian
Date of loss; August 1, 1952, KIA
Soldier; ROBERT WARREN LANGWELL
Born; July 30, 1924, Caucasian
Date of loss; Cotober1, 1950, MIA
Soldier; BILLIE JACK BYARD
Born; Feb. 27, 1931, Caucasian
Date of loss; November 29, 1950, KIA
Soldier; HAROLD ROBERT CLARK
Born; Sept. 9, 1921, Caucasian
Date of loss; Frb. 13, 1951, POW
Soldier; JAMES THOMAS DOODY
Born; October 8, 1928, Caucasian
Date of loss; July 17, 1952, KIA
Soldier; GEORGE ARTHUR FRANTZ
Born November 6, 1930, Caucasian
Date of loss; July 11, 1950, POW
Soldier; EARL EDWIN MCCLAIN
Born; November 19, Caucasian
Date of loss; Sept. 4, 1950, MIA
Soldier; WALLACE SIMMONS,JR.
Born; Feb. 11, 1914, Caucasian
Date of loss; December 6, 1950, MIA
When the Korean War ended the enemy never returned or accounted for over 8,000 of our servicemen. They died in their hands. That was over 50 years ago. Since that time DNA has been perfected and also they are recovering remains in North Korea. Our government is obligated to return those remains to the proper family. DNA samples have been obtained from most of the families of these missing soldiers. For various reasons some families have not been located. There are 70 families from Indiana that have not been located. There are eight families from Marion County that has not been located.
When the remains are recovered and identified they will be returned to the family for proper burial. I am just an old (76 years) Combat Veteran out of the Korean War and thankful that I did return. I consider this a very noble cause and I hope that you can help in some way to find these families. For more information on the project you may go to http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/
. My part in the program is to match up the lost families with the proper agency.
I will be grateful for any assistance in locating these families.
40th Infantry Division