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Harvey Frey

Private First Class Harvey L Frey was from Louisville, Kentucky. He was killed in action in the Norther section of Korea on August 27, 1951. He was a heavy artillery man. Harvey Frey was a member of trhe 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

Cpl. Donald Matney

A small-town Missouri boy, Donnie joins the army at the age of 17 to see the world during peace time and is posted to the good life performing occupational duties in Japan. When the North Koreans attack, he is suddenly thrust into violent combat fighting a better armed and better prepared enemy. A mortarman who never fired a live round, he finds himself lobbing shells at the enemy across the Kum River. He disappears during the battle for Taejon. Over sixty years later, his family set out to retrace his journeys and possibly bring him home. But slowly, carefully they reconstruct the short life of Donald Matney, his exploits in Korea and bring him home to be buried by his mother. His story is told in the book “A Korean War Odyssey.”

Angelo DeFelice

I would like to thank all of our veterans but especially my father Sergeant Angelo L DeFelice who fought with the 7th infantry combat division.fight during the Korean war. Dad I cannot tell you how proud I am to be your daughter. Being a hardship case, you didn’t have to go to Korea but being the proud ,brave American you were you wanted to fight for the rights and freedoms that we all enjoy today. I am so blessed,most people dream of meeting their hero , I was raised by mine!!
I love you I miss you ! I remember all the terrible stories I heard about what you saw over there. God bless you Dad God bless all of our veterans

Yoona Kim

Thank you very much for your sacrifice. I deeply admire your courage to fight for freedom.

Jane Martin

I am very grateful and humbled by the service and sacrifice that so many have made to protect and maintain the freedoms that we enjoy today.

Walter Whitman

Walterbwas my grandfather, and he made the ultimate sacrifice. His remains were never recovered. Never forgotten!

Frederick Giroux

Frederick J Giroux is my father. I was born in August,1950, he volunteered to serve in Korea after serving honorably in WWII, awarded the DSC by General Patton. He was captured in November near Unsan and died as a POW in April, 1951. I am very proud of him and wish I’d had the opportunity to know him.

Charles Yager

Thank you for serving our country dad

George Simoni

Thank you dad I miss you so

EVERYDAY I bring awareness to our POW MIA

Harold Whitener

I would like to honor my dad, Harold Whitener, 25th Infantry division 35 regiment, served in Korea from January 1951 to 1953. A Browning automatic rifleman and purple heart recipient, 3 bronze battle stars. To him and all his buddies that didn’t make it home, they will never be forgotten, without real men freedom will always be in jeopardy, they were men that answered the call…🇺🇸🇰🇷

Charles Sizemore

I didn’t get to meet my Uncle “Buddy” Charles Edward Sizemore. He was killed 5 years before I was born. But my Daddy talked about him all the time. He was in the family band before he joined the Army. He was a very talented musician. Very loved by his family and friends. Love you Uncle Buddy.

John Karamanian

My father was a B-29 pilot in the Korean War. He flew his missions from Okinawa. Shortly before he died in 2016, he and I spoke about the challenges with his service in the Korean War. He and has fellow pilots went in the air knowing that MIGs were around them. He did his service quietly and honorably. I took a photo of his medals for his service in Korea and would be happy to share the photo with anyone, although he quietly kept his medals tucked away.

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