ST. JOSEPH COUNTY VETERANS
(the music playing in the background is "All Forces Medley")
click on the letters below to go to the names
MISSING IN ACTION
|Soldier: MILTON DINERBOILER
Born: May 3, 1929 Caucasian
Date of loss: December 2, 1950 POW
| Thank you very much for your
interest and help. A family member was located 1-07-08.
Thanks again for your interest.
|Soldier: CLIFTON EUGENE GIBSON
Born: June 7, 1929 Caucasian
Date of loss: October 15, 1952 MIA
When the Korean War ended the enemy
never returned or accounted for over 8,000 of our servicemen.
They died in their hands. That was over 50 years ago. Since that
time DNA has been perfected and also they are recovering remains
in North Korea. Our government is obligated to return those
remains to the proper family. DNA samples have been obtained from
most of the families of these missing soldiers. For various
reasons some families have not been located. There are 69
families in Indiana that have not been located.
When the remains are recovered and identified they will be returned to the family for proper burial. I am just an old (76 years) Combat Veteran out of the Korean War and thankful that I did return. I consider this a very noble cause and I hope that you can help in some way to find this family. For more information on the project you may go to http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/. My part in the program is to match up the lost families with the proper agency.
I will be grateful for any assistance in locating this family.
40th Infantry Division
The St. Joseph County Public Library has Service notes in their on-line data base for:
the site for this is located at: http://www.sjcpl.org/servicenotes/index.php
Special thanks to Steve Floor for all the names that he has contributed to this list for Centre Twp., Madison Twp, and Olive Twp.
Transcribed from the cemetery records that Steve has done.
And many thanks to all of those who have contributed their family, friend, neighbor, or acquaintance. You may also contribute at any time. They may be living or deceased. Please view the information on the pages to see what information you would like to contribute. As always if there is a correction/addition please let us know.
There were 7,001 Men in St. Joseph County who filled out Draft Cards During WWI [1917 1918]. Ancestry.com has copies of these draft cards at: Ancestry. If you do not have access to Ancestry, I will do what I can to get you a copy of your Ancestor. Please give me the full name of your Ancestor, their birth date if known, E-mail: County Coordinator
I have added some of the cards to the web site for the ones that are known to have filled out cards in St. Joseph County
83rd Infantry Division
Listings of this Division can be seen here: http://83rdinfdivdocs.org/heroes.php.
WILLARD REED FETZER WWII
If anyone else has memories from their Soldier, that they would like to contribute please send them to the County Coordinator
A wonderful site where this brave Marine is immortalized as well as many others who served in the Marines during WWII
Thank you Jim Piechorowski for your contribution to the web page and for Honoring your Veteran
Historical Military Facts of St. Joseph County
Site of La Salle's camp, 1679, on portage between St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers.
La Salle was the first white man to enter Indiana, passing here again in 1681.
(Located at: SR 933/Dixie Highway & Darden Road, South Bend)
Civil War Training camp for then 9th Congressional District was located at the old fairgrounds.
The 99th, 73rd and 87th Indiana Volunteer infantry regiments were organized and trained here in 1802.
(Located at: Leland & Portage & Notre Dame Avenues, South Bend.)
In response to Governor Morton's call of October 1861, eighty Sisters of the Holy Cross under the leadership
of Mother Angela served as military nurses. The Sisters became the forerunners of the Navy Nurse Corps in 1862 when they boarded the
Red Rover, the navy's first hospital ship.
(Located at: Madison Street & Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend)
Veterans' Homes of Mishawaka, Inc., founded by veterans, 1946, built (1947-1949) to counter housing
shortage after World War II. 315 houses built on battle-named streets to seven designs; innovative features:
aluminum siding, complete kitchen and bath, central heating, landscaping. Part of national trend for planned suburban communities.
(Located at: Local fire station lawn, 2332 N. Main Street & McKinley Highway/US 20, Mishawaka)
Mishawaka's oldest park, circa 1860s; given to city (1881) by members of Battell family.
Features include Civil War soldiers monument (1884); neoclassical copper domed, brick and limestone
Band shell commemorating WW I (1927): exceptional Works Progress Administration rock garden
(1937). Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1996
(Located at: 400 W. Mishawaka & Charlotte Avenues, Mishawaka)
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY LIBRARY
Has a search engine for notes that were put in the South Bend Tribune for Service Men
In Memory of
Army Capt. Ed Freeman
(Click on Courage above )
Our site is now listed at Patroitism.com
IF YOU HAVE ANY VETERAN'S TO ADD TO THIS REMEBERANCE, OF OUR COUNTY VETERANS,
PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL ADD THEM
THEY MAY BE AMOUNG THE LIVING AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE DIED.
WE HOPE TO SOMEDAY HAVE ALL OF OUR VETERAN'S LISTED HERE
IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO OF YOUR VETERAN IN UNIFORM, WILL ADD THIS ALSO
Page started: May 19, 2005
Updated: Sunday, June 05, 2011 02:31:02 PM
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