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Article about the 12 men who were declared KIA from the Korean conflict
by Karen Bazzani Zach - Montgomery Memories Magazine, July 2014
Note: Here is an article I wrote for the Montgomery Memories magazine for the July 2014 issue overviewing the 12 men from our county who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

(not complete - see note - thanks Jeff S :) )

If you're interested in the Korean War, please check-out Chris Russell's wonderful Turkey Thicket blogspot.


This poem was received from Betty & Bill Thompson of Crawfordsville. Their cousin Cpl. Allen Carpenter who was fighting in Korea at the time tells here of the thinking of the soldiers in the battle area. He and some of his buddies wrote the poem and express their views of the situation vehemently. Cpl. Carpenter lived in New Albany and had been in the US Army for 4 years at the time he sent the Thompsons the poem.

We are the men in Korea
Earning our meager pay;
Guarding the folks with millions
For about $3 a day

Out in the wind swept mountains
This is the spot,
Fighting and breathing the dust
In the land that God forgot.

No one cares if we're living
No one gives a damn
So we're soon forgotten
Though nephews of Uncle Sam
Out in the fields with our carbines
Eating and breathing the dust:
Doing the work of a chain gang
And too damn tired to cuss.
All night the shells keep flying
It's more than we can stand.,
Hell, folks, we're not convicts,
We're defenders of our land.

The things that we have seen
Are too gruesome to tell.
I hope it's nice in Heaven
For we know what it's like in Hell.

When this life is over
And worries no more to stand;
We'll do our last parading
In that faraway Promised Land.

There St. Peter will greet us,
And suddenly He will yell:
"Come in, you men from Korea,
You've done your stretch in Hell."

.... By a Guy in Korea

Index listed Below
NOTE: Click on the name if it is blue (linked) to see obituary or article - others are reminders to me to (hopefully soon) get those obits :)
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-- B --
BALDWIN, Suzie Zach - article about Korea
Battery B 414 AAA Gn. Battallion
BRUNER, Richard - tribute by his cousin, Karen Zach
BYRD, Jackie Lee -- see Jackie Lee Murdock

-- C --
CEDARS, Howard Franklin - KIA - 1st in County in Korean Conflict - findagrave entry
CONNER, Keith W.
COYLE, Henry (get obit CJR 3 July 2010 p 2A)
CRUMLEY, Leland S.
CUMMINGS, William Paul  (USAF pilot Korea, WWII & Vietnam)

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-- G --
GREEN, Russell -- get obit CJR 25 Feb 2009 p 2A
GUSTAFSON, Henry -- POW - Korea

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HOLE, Hurschell David - US Army Transport Corps - Engineer

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-- L --
Lough, Cliff - Army - Korean War - from Kim Carpenter, Darlington HS Memories - Darlington HS 1951

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  • PEARSON, Raymond - get obit - 22 July 1950 p 1 -- see also Charles Northcutt -- see bottom of article for Ray Pearson. Will try to find more about him

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