VETERANS DECEASED IN MILITARY
June 1, 2015 Edition
Belmont Mass Losses during
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
in training, MIA, KIA or died of wounds. I solicit your assistance in gathering
on these men for posting here.
A DNA testing
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
identifying DNA continues as long as there is a female family member
from the mother's side. All of this is explained with sources, details,
etc on the Korean War Memorial website.
- Charles Edward Bond, 279
Inf Div Army Pfc E-3, KIA Jan 24, 1952, yob 1928. He is listed in the
list above for Korean War MIAs due to lack of DNA. He had a few years
older brother. They lived on Alexander Ave. Neigbhors of ours. Charlie was BHS '47
- Jere Eugene Burns, B
Regt, 7th Infantry Division, Army Pfc E-3. Died hostile action while
Oct. 18, 1952, DNA supplied by father, Ralph J. Burns. In June
a retired infantry colonel emailed me the following, edited by me for
" I knew Jere Burns. When I returned from Korea in 1953, I met with his
father and gave him information with reference to his son. I saw Jere
he was being transferred to a MASH unit from our battalion aid station.
We had just returned from the major action on Triangle Hill, where we
many casualties. We believe that Jere was suffering battle fatigue. He
was "tagged' and was being transported (to the MASH Unit) where he was
never received and was considered "MIA". I know of no further
about Jere except that he was a member of "B' Company, Ist Battalion,
Infantry Regiment which was engaged with distinction in many actions.
was a fine soldier, a non commissioned officer (Corporal) and I believe
was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge."
War Database link to the 32nd Infantry Regiment of the 7th
Division Association, with 'query' board also. I note Haile Selassie's
Kagnew Battalion was attached, some members of which I met in my Army
- Harold Couvee, USAF,
age 18 circa 1951 from contracting pneumonia while on guard duty in
Grew up on Sycamore Street, Waverly, family moved to Bedford
WW2, Graduate of Concord H.S. While in Belmont his father Henry
milk for Ross and Ware dairies, while raising chickens and rabbits and
sold those and eggs on his route.
- Robert N. DeAgazio,
enlisted from 65
Grove St., auto fatality, Macon, GA
- Stephen J. Femino, 38
Inf Div. Army, Cpl E-4, KIA Feb 12, 1952, dob 1920
- Shepard "Shep" J.
Pleasant St, BHS '47. Their house was near Clifton St on the hill side of Pleasant. We kids were familiar with it since we ran up there when the word was out that their large front grass field was on fire. We beat it down with brooms till the fire department arrived. Shep's mother was appreciative. Shep had a yellow pre-war Ford convertible coupe.
- Robert Walter Howard. As listed on Korean War Database: ARMY 38TH INFANTRY REGIMENT BELMONT DNA OBTAINED. I have no further information.
- Jeffrey E. Jones,
veteran, interred Belmont Cemetery, Aug, 16, 1950
- Robert E. King,
1953, aviation accident, Navy cadet carrier landing practice near Canal
Field, Foley, AL, BHS '49
- James S. "Red"
111 School St, BHS '49, US Army, (was my barracks sgt, Ft. Devens, July
1953), died from disease while at a southern Army post.
- John Carlin McDonough,
Rgt 45 Inf
Div, Army Pfc E-3, Hostile, died of wounds (DOW) June 5, 1952 dob 1928
- Richard Bruce Quigley,
Inf Div Army Pvt E-2, KIA July 11, 1950, dob 1931
- Richard R. Stauffer,
- Ralph Hunter Thomas,
VMF, Marine Fighter Squadron 312, DNA obtained.
MAW, Captain, Marines, Hostile, died while MIA, Oct 16, 1951, dob Mar.
- Wilfred "Rick" Wheeler III,
Fleet, VC-3 Composite Squadron, Lt
- 03, Hostile, died while MIA, May 24. 1953, dob May 5, 1925. DNA obtained. I remember seeing Rick going through Belmont Center commuting into Cambridge-Boston in his Ford Phaeton convertible of about 1936 model year with the top down in cold weather.
- John Clifford Chaves
- Kevin E. Donovan
- Allen J. Eastman
- Taher F. Ghais
- Creighton Rooney Grant, B.H.S. '51, 30 January 1966, non hostile vehicle accident, Khanh Hoa, Republic of Vietnam, Air Force Staff Sergeat, 555 Civil Engineer Squadron, Length of Service : 12 yrs. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruidoso, Lincoln County, N M.
- Everett O. Kerr
- Robert M. Larson
- Edward G. Lee
- Robert A. Lynds
- Walter D. Ray
Linked to Belmont
Robert J. McKnight,
E-2, Serial # US51180746, from Suffolk County, Massachusetts,
unknown, was married to Lois Finnick Class of '50 BHS, Died 1958.
Light Weapons Infantry Leader, 180th Inf Regt, 45th Inf Div, wounded
Korea, May 20, 1953, hospitalized and returned to duty.
CAPTAIN LESTER T.
CHASE, USMC (more info on my site) KIA, Nov. 29,
Marine Division D Company 1st Tank Battalion, in the
Reservoir action. Was
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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