The involvement of the United States in the war between North and South Korea went from June 25, 1950 until a cease fire was declared and armistice agreement signed on July 27, 1953. You may have well had numerous relatives who took part in the war, many whom never returned home alive.
This is a database of those casualties of Americans from the Korean War. Using this and placing a surname and possibility the state they lived in just prior to entering the military might provide some new information.
The full name is provided, their military rank, which branch of the service they were in, the state and town they were last in before going into the service, their death date and if they were killed in action, died of their wounds, died as POWs, or were missing in action.
Even if you thought you had the family information on an ancestor who died during the Korean War, it is worth reviewing this database.
The surname of ‘Johnson’ had about 150 individuals on the list from across the country. With the fire in the early 1970s at the St. Louis, Mo. National Archives many military records were lost. This source from extracts of the military casualty data files in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense may help fill in some missing pieces.< Return To Blog