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In Memoriam

Men from Wabash County, Indiana

Who Died in the Korean Conflict

"In Memoriam, Korean Conflict, Wabash County, Indiana"
This booklet has been prepared, not only to honor the brave men of Wabash County, Indiana who gave their lives during the Korean Conflict but also to help us remember them, and in remembering be led to pray and work for a world in which there shall be enduring peace.

This publication was sponsored by the American Legion-Thomas Stineman Post #l5, Wabash, Indiana. Obituaries were researched by Ronald Woodward, Assistant Curator, Wabash County Museum. Mrs. Betty Ann Miller and Mrs. Joan Owen assisted with the publication.

LeRoy Bakehorn
Wabash County Veterans Service Officer
May, l990


JESSE BONE, 26, Private U.S. Army was reported "killed in action" on February 3, l85l in Korea.  
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bone, 4l3 Delaware St., he attended grade schools at West Ward 
and Miami in Wabash, and also in Lagro and Andrews.  He enlisted in the Army when l8 years of 
age and was discharged at Camp Atterbury April l, l946.  After serving in the Reserve Corps,  
Bone re-enlisted and was sent to Japan with the lst Cavalry Division.  When the Korean Conflict 
began, he was assigned to the 82nd Artillery Battalion and went through some of its toughest 
fighting.  Surviving, besides his parents, is a sister, Mrs. Sherman Gressley, a brother-in-law and 
a nephew, Jesse Gressley, age 7.

DANIEL BRIM, 20, Corporal U.S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Brim, 404 Congress St., who 
was wounded in action in Korea on August 26, l95l, died on October 5, l95l in a Tokyo hospital.  
Brim attended Wabash High School and enlisted in the Army October 7, l948.  He arrived in 
Japan in February l949 and in Korea in September l950 serving with a heavy mortar company of 
the 32nd regiment of the 7th Infantry Division.  He is also survived by five brothers, George, 
Richard, John P., Jacob G. and Paul G.; one sister, Lois.  His body was returned for interment.

GLEN RICHARD DAY, 20, Private U.S. Army, was killed in Korea on May 24, l95l.  He was born 
in Wabash County March 24, l93l.  His enlistment was on October 4, l950 in Wabash followed by 
training with an Engineering Unit at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.  He was sent to Japan in March of 
l95l and to Korea on April 8.  His body was returned and interred at Silver Creek Bethel Church 
cemetery, Silver Lake, Indiana, with the Silver Lake and Akron American Legion Posts presenting 
Military Honors.  He was the son of Howard and Ruth Day and was survived by four brothers and 
six sisters.

RICHARD D. ELLIS, 21, Private First Class U.S. Army, died in Korea on December l, l950 after 
having been wounded  in action.  He attended school in Wabash and first enlisted in l946 when l7 
years of age and served l8 months in Korea.  He re-enlisted on August 9, l950 and was sent by 
plane to Korea.  Originally with the lst Cavalry, he was later transferred to the 7th.  He was born 
August l5, l929 in Wabash and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dolores Courtney Ellis.  Survivors 
include his mother, three brothers, Pfc. Francis Eugene Ellis, with the signal corps in Korea; 
Dolores C. Ellis, Jr. and Larry Wayne Ellis, both of Logansport; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Marie 
Bolen, Logansport; and Mrs. Elizabeth Irene Eckman, Wabash.

EDWARD H. ELTZROTH, 24, Private First Class U.S. Army, was listed as "presumed or known 
to be dead" by the Defense Department following three and one-half years of being listed 
"missing in action".  the son of Sam Eltzroth, formerly of Wabash, and the brother of Mrs. Dorothy 
Ulshafer, Wabash, he had been on guard duty in Japan with the 24th Division for two years when 
hostilities broke out in the Orient in the summer of l950.  His unit fought to slow the onrushing 
North Korean forces.  He was listed as "missing in action" on July 12, l950 during the struggle 
that raged around Taejon.

JAMES D. EVANS, 2l, Private U.S. Army, son of  W.E. Evans, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lorene 
Evans, Wabash, died in a Tokyo Hospital March 22, l95l from injuries received in Korea.  He 
enlisted October, l948 and was sent to Korea in January of l949.  Pvt. Evans was serving with the 
Military Police when an ammunition storage building which he was guarding caught fire and 
exploded.  He was born December l, l930 in Brazil, Indiana coming to Wabash in l939; graduated 
from Wabash High School and was employed at B. Walter Company prior to enlistment.  he is 
also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Betty Middleton, Mrs. Thelma Utter, and Mrs. James Ragoske, 
all of Wabash; Mrs. Martin Miller, Gary; and two brothers, Walter and William Evans, both of 
Wabash.

EDWARD KEMP JONES, 4l, Sergeant U.S. Army, husband of Martha Biggerstaff Jones died 
Friday, November l4, l952 after a recurrence of hepatitis.  Born in Wabash July 20, l9ll he was the 
son of Homer M. and Florence (Bruner) Jones.  He was graduated from Wabash High School in 
l929 as president of his class and attended DePauw and Indiana Universities.  Surviving with the 
widow are two sons, Edward Kemp (Pete) Jones II, and Stephen Jones; his father, one brother, 
J.P. Jones, all of Wabash.  During WWII he served three years with the 98th General Hospital 
spending two years in England, France and Germany.  At the outbreak of the Korean Conflict he 
served in the landings at Inchon and the campaign at Choison Reservoir.  Burial was in National 
Military Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

RICHARD L. LAMBERT, 24, Private First Class U.S. Army and son of Mrs. Eldora Lambert, was 
killed in action in Korea on August l0, l95l.  A graduate of Linlawn High School in l945, and an 
employee of General Tire before entering the service, he was inducted into the Army in 
September l950 and arrived in Korea in April of l95l.  He was a member of "B" Company of the 
famous 7th Cavalry Regiment and had been through some of the toughest fighting in the spring 
and summer campaigns.  He is survived by his mother, a sister, Mrs. Harry Knable of Wabash; 
and a half brother, Leonard Johnson.

JAMES RUSSELL LARRISON, 20, Aviaition Cadet at Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas, 
was killed Tuesday, November 3l, l953, when the jet trainer which he was flying, crashed during 
practice landings.  he was the first cadet killed after the base was reopened in l949.  A l95l 
graduate of Chester High School he entered service after graduation.  He is survived by his 
mother, Mrs. Eva Bowman of North Manchester, his father and a sister, Mrs. Marian Davis, Flint, 
Mi.  Burial was in Wabash County.

JOE A. OLINGER, l8, Private U.S. Army was killed August l5, l950 in Korea.  he was born in 
Chester township on March l3, l933 to Chester W. and Ethel A. (Pontzious) Olinger.  Burial was in 
South Pleasant Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana with the American Legion conducting 
Military Services.  He is survived by his parents, eight brothers, Kenneth, at home; Rupert, Loris, 
Clifford, all of Fort Wayne; Homer, Elkhart; Robert, Warsaw; Donald, LaPorte; and Ronald, 
Pierceton; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Clark, North Manchester; and Mrs. Woodrow Shepard, 
Marion.  He was a member of the Nazarene Church.

RICHARD A. RHAMY, 24, Lieutenant Air Force and a student Medical Officer, died a few minutes 
after being taken from a high compression chamber in a simulated high altitude flight test on July 
3, l953.  Brig. General Edward Kendricks, Commandant of the School of Aviation Medicine said 
that Lt. Rhamy suffered a unique and fatal reaction to the test.  He was a l95l graduate of Indiana 
University, entering the Air Force in April l953.  He is survived by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur 
P. Rhamy of Wabash, his wife, Jean, formerly of Sidney, Ohio, one daughter, Kelly; one brother, 
Donald and two sisters, Dr. Evadine McLelland and Janet Rhamy.

EUGENE F. RYAN, 28, Lieutenant Navy and a jet pilot, was killed in a plane crash in Nevada in 
April l952.  He had recently returned from Korea and was scheduled to return there on May 20.  
He had previously served with the Marines during WWII.  Born on March 3, l924 in Wabash, he is 
the son of Eugene and Isabel (Stewart) Ryan who now reside in Evanston, Illinois, and the 
grandson of Mrs. E.O. Ebbinghouse.  Also surviving are one brother, Thomas, two sisters, 
Elizabeth and Marjorie, and an uncle, Cedric Stewart of Wabash.  Memorial services were held at 
Glenview Air Force base in Chicago, Illinois.

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