James E. Kimball KIA – Korean War Thu, Apr 2, 1953 – 1 · The West Carroll Gazette (Oak Grove, Louisiana)
Pfc. James E. Kimball, 21, a former resident of West Carroll parish, was reported killed in action in Korea March 24, by the department of defense. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kimball, RFD 2, Rayville, formerly of Campbell community, were notified of their son’s death Thursday, March 26, by a defense department telegram. No details of the death of the youth were given, although the father said he had been on duty in the Old Baldy hill vicinity with the 1st Marine division.
At the time of his death, heavy fighting was in progress in the Old Baldy battle. James, a member of the 3rd battery, company G, 1st Marine regiment, had been on duty in Korea almost a year when he was killed. Ironically, the youth was due to be rotated from duty in Korea within a few weeks, having almost finished his required tour of duty there. He attended school at both Fiske-Union and Pioneer schools when his parents lived in West Carroll. He was inducted into the Marine corps in January, 1952, in West Carroll’s induction call. January and February, 1952, were the only two months in which selective service registrants were inducted into the Marine corps.