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MONTCALM COUNTY KOREAN WAR CASUALITIES

The following information was taken from the N.A.R.A., Cemetery transcription ,obituaries, & ancestry.com & is accurate to the best of my knowledge. Contributed by Larry Staffen - January, 2009


FUHRMAN,DONALD ,P.F.C. Ser.#16353312 U.S. Army 38th Inf. Reg. 2ndInf. Div.B.1931 D. 13 OCT 1951, Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea P.F.C. Fuhrman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

News Paper Article, Greenville Daily News, Nov. 5, 1951
PFC FUHRMAN DIES IN ACTION IN KOREA WAR.

BELDING - PFC Donald A. Fuhrman, 19, was killed in action while serving with the Army in Korea, according to a Dept. of Defense report. He enlisted Jan. 13th of this year. According to the report he was serving with an evacuation hospital unit.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Lee. Of Belding. They were married in the spring of this year shortly before he went to Korea. Also surviving include his parents Mr.& Mrs. Walter Fuhrman, of Breckenridge, seven brothers, Robert, Richard, & Theodore also of Breckenridge, Jack in Germany, James & Forest of Greenville, & Rex of Alma, and one sister, Mary Crossland of Saginaw..

FULLER,WILLIAM, E. P.F.C. Ser# 16323744 U.S. Army 35th Inf. Reg. 25th Inf. Div. B. 3rd Apr.,1932 ,D.11 Sept.1950 Killed in Action S .Korea Buried Forest Home Cemetery Greenville

Newspaper Article. Greenville Daily News, July 24,1951
KOREAN WAR HEROíS SERVICES SATURDAY- -BODY DUE TO ARRIVE WEDNESDAY

The Body of P.F.C. William Fuller 18, who was killed in Korea Sept.11,1950,will arrive in Greenville Wednesday. A color guard from the National Guard will be present at the Grand Trunk depot when the train arrives at 12:50 p.m.. Officials of the VFW &the American Legion urge their members to be present in full uniform. Three long blasts will be blown on the city siren one hour before the arrival of the train to notify guardsmen & veterans when to leave work and don their uniforms. Pvt. Fuller who was born in Bellaire April 3,1932 went to the Greenville Schools. He lived in Grand Rapids at the time of his induction, and attended the Greenville Baptist Church.
PRIVATE FULLER is survived by his father, Clarence Fuller Sr. of Grand Rapids; his step-father Charles Fuller of Olympia, Wash. His mother Mrs. Ruby Fuller; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Mulnix of Ada, and three brothers, Milo of Ada Clarence Jr. of Grand Rapids and Wesley, who is in the Marines at Oceanside, Calif. Also surviving is his grandmother Mrs. Mary Marsh.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home. the Rev. William Todd of Grand Rapids officiating. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery. A salute will be fired by a firing squad from the National Guard. Pfc. Fuller was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal,the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal..

HAMMOND, DONALD JAMES, P.F.C. ARMY, Ser.# 16317916, Co. A, 8069TH Replacement Batt. B. 01 Dec. 1931, D. 04 June, 1951, Non- Hostile Death. Died at Hospital,10th Station in Pusian, South Korea. P. F. C. Hammond was awarded the Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. P.F.C. Hammond is BURIED : in the East Montcalm, Cemetery, Greenville, Mi..


HULBURT,GARY F. PVT. Ser.# 16323812 U.S. Army Co. G 2nd Battalion, 27th Inf. Reg. 25th Inf. Div. B. 1931, D. 11 Aug. 1950
He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea. His remains were never recovered. His name is inscribed on The Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Pvt. Hulburt was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea war Service Medal..

** NOTE: This was not his real name. He used his uncles Identification to enlist underage, his real name is James Peter Hulbert **
If anyone is related to this serviceman they are asked to call 214-320-0342 for D.N.A. to help identify remains of found & returned soldiers bodies.

McCOLLUM, LEON B. Pfc. Ser.# 46064289 U.S.Army.13th Eng. Combat Batt. 7th Inf. Div. B.18 SEPT 1927 D. 27 NOV 1950
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. P. F.C. McCollum was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal ,the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. He is BURIED : In the East Montcalm Cemetery, Greenville, Mich.

* Newspaper article Dec. 7, 1950, Greenville Daily News.
P.F.C. LEON B. McCOLLUM, 1ST CITY WAR CASULTY.

Greenvilleís first Korean War death was reported today when the parents of P.F.C. Leon B. McCollum, 23, received word from the Adjutant General of the Army that he had been killed in action Nov.29th in the Korean fighting.
Pvt. McCollum, had been attached to the 13th Eng. Batt of the 7th Div. His parents Mr. & Mrs. Henry, J. McCollum of 710 N. Irving St. & An older brother, Arnold J. McCollum who fought in Germany during W.W.II survive. Pvt. McCollum enlisted in the Army a year & a half ago. He had served a like term in the Army previously. Born in Greenville he had lived all his years here except for those spent in the Army. He was the 3rd county Death to result from the Korean War.
The parents of Pvt. James Hulburt,17, of Coral, were the first Montcalm Co. parents to lose their son. Sgt. Rowland S. Studley, son of Mrs. Faye Studley of Sheridan, was reported missing early in the war & finally was reported killed in action Nov. 19th .

McCOWEN, JOHN B. PVT. Ser.# 16315477 U.S. Army 29th Inf. Reg. Combat Team B. 1932, D.27 JULY 1950.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near Hadong, South Korea. Pvt. McCowen was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. .


MILLER,MARVIN L. PVT. Ser. # 55341485 U.S. Army 224th Inf. Reg. 40th Inf. Div. B.13 JUL 1932 D.28 JUNE 1953.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. Pvt. Miller was awarded the Purple Heart, the combat Infantrymanís Badge, The Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, & the Korean War Service Medal. He is buried in East Montcalm Cemetery, Greenville, Mich.

News Paper Article, The Greenville Daily News, July 3, 1953.
Greenville Boy Dies in Action - Mr. & Mrs. Ainsworth Miller, 405 N. Smith St., have received word that their son, Marvin, 20, was killed in Action on June 28th . He was a member of Co. L of the 224th Inf. Reg. and had landed in Korea June 3. Pvt. Miller was born July 13, 1932. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, Robert, who is married & Lyle ,Herbert & Raymond, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Medler of Trufant, & Mrs. Smirley Madele.


PETERMAN,HERBERT D. Sgt. Ser.# 16309566, U.S. Army Co. H. 2nd Batt. 9th Inf. Reg. 2nd Inf. Batt. B.1930 D.1 Feb. 1951.
He was taken as a P.O.W. while fighting the enemy in North Korea. On 1 Dec 1950, & died while captured on 1 Feb. 1951. His remains were never recovered. Sgt. Peterman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymanís Badge , the P.O.W. Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. He is Buried / Memorial in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, in Belding, Mich.

News Paper Article, The Greenville Daily News ,Feb. 16,1951
Cpl. Peterman Reported P.O.W.
Cpl. Herbert D. ( Bob) Peterman has been reported captured by the Chinese Communist Army in Korea. He was listed among other prisoners in a broadcast from Peiping heard by a news service in San Francisco. His parents Mr. & Mrs. Ray Peterman, 1101 N. Lafayette, had received notice earlier from the Defense Department that he had been missing in action since Dec. 1st . They last heard from him Nov. 25, when he wrote that he was retreating toward Seoul. Cpl. Peterman enlisted in January, 1949 & was sent to Korea in July,1950. He was with the Headquarters Company, 2nd Inf. Div.. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1948. His brother Sgt. Harold Peterman is with the paratroops, and he has a sister, Mrs. Helen Briggs of Greenville..


SCOTT, ROBERT THERON,P.F.C. ARMY Ser# 16328539, 7TH Cav. Reg. 1ST Cav. Div.B.14 March 1931, D. 28 Oct. 1951 North Korea
P.F.C Scott was awarded the Purple Heart, The Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal..


SHAULL, HAROLD Jr. P.F.C., ARMY Ser# 27023823, Head Quarters Co. Taegu Military Com. B. 05 Dec. 1931, D. 03 Oct. 1951 Non-Hostile Death
P.F.C. Shaull received all awards the others did Except the Purple Heart.

News Paper Article, Greenville Daily News, Oct. 13, 1951.
Carson Boy Dies in Korea.
CARSON CITY - PFC. Harold Shaull Jr., 19, died of wounds received in Korea Oct. 3rd shortly after writing his parents that he was due for rotation home. Word of his death was received by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Shull of Carson City, Thursday.

He entered the Army shortly after graduation from Carson City High School and landed in Korea Sept. 1950. He suffered a hand wound in Korea about a year before but apparently had recovered. He Died in a field hospital after receiving wounds in the left hip on Oct. 2nd. According to The Defense Department. Shaull had written his parents several months ago that he was to be rotated home for furlough but that his papers were lost.
Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Pvt. Robert in the Army & William at home, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Stoudt, of Fort Bragg, N.C..

STUDLEY, ROLAND S. Sgt. Army. Ser.# 16179433 21st Inf. Reg. 24th Inf. Div. 8th Cav. B. 31 Aug 1926, D. 10 July 1950 in Chochiwon, S. Korea. In action.
Sgt. Studley was awarded the Purple Heart, the Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Sgt. Studley is Buried in the Evergreen Twp. Cemetery, Sheridan, Mich.

News Paper Article, Greenville Daily News, Aug. 1, 1950.
SHERIDAN MAN MISSING IN ACTION.
SHERIDAN- Sgt. Roland Studley of Sheridan has been reported missing in action while serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

His mother , Mrs. Faye Studley has been notified that he has been missing since July 10th. This is the first casualty ,missing in action report involving a Montcalm Co. man in the present fighting SERGEANT STUDLEY, who is 21 yrs of age served in the Occupation in Germany. He reenlisted about 1 Ĺ yrs ago and was stationed in Japan, when the Korean fighting broke out in late June. He was among the first American troops sent to Korea & was serving with a Cavalry Div. Except for his war service, he has lived in the Sheridan Community all his life. Until a few years ago the family resided on a farm near Sheridan But later moved into the village. He was born Aug. 31,1928. His mother is employed at the Sheridan Grain & Lumber Co. He is a brother of James Studley Jr. of Sheridan, Eugene Studley of Chicago, Duane Studley a Sheridan High School Student, & Mrs. Myra Crampton of Sheridan,R2. His father James Studley, also resides in Michigan..

TIJERINA, ANTONIO D. Cpl. U.S. Army Ser.# 38763686, Co. L, 3rd Batt., 8th Cav. Reg. 1st Cav. Div. B. 1925, D. 02 Nov, 1950, Unsan, N. Korea

M.I.A., He was listed as M.I.A. on 2 Nov. 1950 & He was presumed dead on 31, Dec. 1953. Cpl. Tijerina was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymanís Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, the Nat. Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential, Unit Citation & the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. He is listed on the Tablet of the Missing, Honolulu American Cemetery, & Memorial, Honolulu, Hi.



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