“All the front line soldiers live in bunkers, as you know, and these bunkers require periodic repairs because of the damage caused by heavy rains and the consequent soil erosion. John was working on the improvement of this bunker when enemy morter fire began falling on his company’s position. An enemy shell exploded very close to the bunker on which John was working, and he was killed instantly.” Mr. and Mrs. Livingston have received information that the body of their son is expected to be returned home about the middle of October.
Pfc. James E. Kimball, of West Carroll, Son of Robert Kimball of Richland, Killed in Action In Korean War, ca 1953
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… Read More
Cpl. Ernest J. Wisenor, of Rayville, KIA In Korean War, ca 1950
Corporal Wisenor was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 13, 1950. Corporal Wisenor was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 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.
Herman Lamar Driskell, Jr. Killed In Korean War, ca 1950
Family Told Lt. Driskell Killed in Korean War. Driskell was forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March”, and shot by a guard on a train to Manpo, North Korea on September 7, 1950.
Pfc. Monroe Cater, Jr. first Richland Parish casualty in Korean War, ca 1950
Pfc. Monroe Cater, Jr. first Richland Parish casualty of Korean War
Pfc. Ted C. Burgess, of Dunn, KIA During Korean War, ca 1950
Ted enlisted in the Marine Corps early in 1943 and participated in the battles of two Jima and Sai-pan and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged from the service in 1947 and re-enlisted in February, 1948. As a private first class, he accompanied his unit when it sailed for the Korean conflict on’ August 17. On September 8 he wrote from Pusan to tell his parents that he had not yet been in battle but that he believed he would be within a short time. No further news was received of him until the official notification of his death.
Cpl. Glynn Ray Biggs, of Delhi Killed During Korean War, ca 1950. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Corporal Biggs was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 7, 1950, and died later that day. Corporal Biggs was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Cpl. Billy F. Reddick, age 19, Makes Supreme Sacrifice in Korean War. Reddick’s Heroism and Bravery Recognized In Numerous Press Reports, ca 1952
The following clips include several references to Billy Reddick, of Rayville, who was ultimately killed in the Korean War at the young age of 19. The following articles are in chronological order, and tell of Reddick’s Bravery, Heroism, and Ultimate Sacrifice.
Remembering Korean War Casualties of Richland Parish
“Our Nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met”-Korean War Memorial Eight heroic soldiers are on record… Read More
Cpl. John R. Durham of Rayville Injured, Captured, Escapes, During Battle of Chosin Reservoir, in 1950 #KoreanWar
The Richland Beacon printed the following account of Durham’s participation in the massacre. Written from Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 11, 1950. Letter from John Durham during Korea Sat, Dec 30, 1950 – ·… Read More
“Auld Lang Syne” A look back at the ‘New Year’s celebrations, resolutions, tragedies and regrets in Richland Parish
We have recently taken time to bid farewell to 2018, while looking forward to all that awaits our future in this last year of our “teens,” 2019. I recently looked back to… Read More
Letters home from Cpl. Monroe Beach, of Rayville, during WWII 1943 | 1945
Letter home from Cpl. Monroe Beach Sat, Oct 2, 1943 – 4 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Another letter was written by Cpl. Beach in… Read More
Remembering Richland’s Soldiers Lost on Memorial Day
The following is a list of known soldiers lost during times of war, from Richland Parish. If you know of additional soldiers that should be added to this list, please email email@example.com… Read More
Start Community Loses Prominent Citizen – Fred Odell “PopPop” Sapp
Fred Odell “PopPop” Sapp Published in The News Star on Apr. 21, 2015 Editor’s Note – Mr. Sapp was a pillar member of the Start community, and both he han his wife have been lifelong champions of… Read More