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June 1, 2015 Edition

Belmont Mass Losses during the Korean and Vietnam service periods.

Sources for my list have been the Belmont Veterans Officer, Belmont Historical Society, the Korean War Database and friends. All deceased are included whether in training, MIA, KIA or died of wounds. I solicit your assistance in gathering data on these men for posting here.

A DNA testing program has been setup for identification. The DPMO and CILHI offices are working on identification of remains in North Korea. Remains returned are normally held or buried in Hawaii's 'Punchbowl'. The appropriate identifying DNA continues as long as there is a female family member arising from the mother's side. All of this is explained with sources, details, etc on the Korean War Memorial website.


Linked to Belmont
Robert J. McKnight, Private E-2, Serial #  US51180746, from Suffolk County, Massachusetts, hometown unknown, was married to Lois Finnick Class of '50 BHS,  Died 1958. Light Weapons Infantry Leader, 180th Inf Regt, 45th Inf Div, wounded North Korea, May 20, 1953, hospitalized and returned to duty. 

CAPTAIN LESTER T. CHASE, USMC  (more info on my site) KIA, Nov. 29, 1950, 1st Marine Division D Company 1st Tank Battalion, in the Chosin Reservoir action. Was married to Marian Mulcahy, a first cousin of my mother.

James "Doby" O'Connor, Cambridge MA, US Marine Sgt, came home from Korea a paraplegic. Had been a four star athlete at Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge. Well known in Belmont.

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