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James Frederick Binkley

 Caldwell, Kentucky

Born 11-7-1930

Private, U.S. Army
Service Number 15381249
Killed in Action
Died December 1, 1950 in Korea


Private Binkley was a member of Detachment E, 205th Signal Repair Company attached to the 6th Republic of Korea Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on December 1, 1950. Private Binkley was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.


This is a picture of my uncle, James Frederick Binkley. Killed in Korea during The Battle of Chosen Reservoir, 1 Dec 1950

Photo submitted by Virginia Binkley Hagan


Picture of 205th Signal Corps, Ft. Washington. James F. Binkley is in photo, believed to be standing on 3rd row, hidden behind the 3rd person on second row.
Please include photo courtesy of Arthur. G. Bockoven, who was in Signal Corps with James.


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Photo is James Binkley on New Years Eve 1949

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Photo is James Binkley on New Years Eve 1949


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


James Binkley at a Army Base in Washington State I believe, with 2 fellow Service Men, James is at right.

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Korean War Service Medal of James Binkley


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


James Binkley Silver Star Medal

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


James Binkley Silver Star Award

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley

James Binkley Purple Heart Medal

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


James Binkley Purple Heart Award

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley

Memory signed by President Harry S. Truman



Photo submitted by Charles Binkley

A letter in Memory of James F. Binkley signed by President John F. Kennedy


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


James F. Binkley's Statement of Death
from the U.S. Army


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Letter to my Grandmother Ellen Parks Binkley Driver from Edward F. Witsell,
Major General, USA , The Adjutant General


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


A letter home from Korea dated
September 23, 1950 page 1


The letter home is sad, written by a scared, lonely young man,
who askes despertaly for something just to read.


Photo submitted by
Charles Binkley

A letter home from Korea dated
September 23, 1950 page 2


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Funeral Service by VFW. It was cut off, but it took over 4 and a half years before his body was returned to the States for Burial.

Died 12/01/1950-laid to rest March 1955


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Newspaper Clipping of James F. Binkley's body arrival at Nortonville, Kentucky by train.

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley

Tombstone of James Binkley

Photo submitted by Virginia Binkley Hagan



Obituary of James Binkley


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley

Obituary of James Binkley

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Card left at Jimmy's grave by a fellow soldier, Gene Isom year left 2004


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley



Email from Gene Isom, who by chance
I found on the internet and
contacted him and knew James.


Photo submitted by Charles Binkley

Map of Korea, please add that photo is courtesy of Arthur G. Bockoven

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley


Map of Korea, please add that photo is courtesy of Arthur G. Bockoven

Photo submitted by Charles Binkley



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