Korean War Information for Allen County, Indiana

Korean War Veterans Association: https://kwva.us/, Korean War Memorials State of Indiana.

  1. Search Korean War Veterans Memorial Honor Roll at the American Battle Monuments Commission.
  2. Hoosiers that were killed or missing in action in Korea at the Indiana War Memorial.
  3. The Nation currently has over 81,000 War-fighters still unaccounted-for. Indiana alone has 104 from WWI, 1500 from WWII, 170 from the Korean War, and 50 from the Vietnam War. from “Ride for Freedom” to Honor Unaccounted-For Service Members May 26, 2023 The Waynedale News.com.
  4. Korean War MIAs still being sought states: My research indicated 10 men from Fort Wayne were killed in action, and four of those bodies were never recovered from the Opinion section Prompt response, jail cost overruns, sadly defaced, many deserve thanks, Korea MIA push, immigration chaos February 2, 2024 The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Honoring service: Korean War Monument was no small feat to create with four color photographs Rod King January 13, 2024   The Journal Gazette newspaper is archived as Honoring service: Korean War Monument was no small feat to create on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

"Many years ago, our veterans from Chapter One of the Korean War Veterans Association of Fort Wayne, Indiana, decided to erect a memorial to those who served in the Korean War and the more than 50,000 lives that were lost," said Marilyn Renbarger, the association’s chaplain. "It was not an easy task. It took a lot of work, but that memorial was completed, and it sat in another location for many years."

The monument was moved from its previous home on O’Day Road – where it stood since 1995 – to Concordia Gardens Cemetery because of a lack of visitors, as well as concerns over the deterioration of a walkway of memorial bricks engraved with the names of fallen Korean War soldiers. The names on those bricks were ultimately preserved on five granite tablets at the newly dedicated shrine.

"(The veterans) wanted it in a place that they knew perpetual care would be taken to it and it was going to be taken care of forever," said Don Remenschneider, superintendent of Concordia Gardens Cemetery [5365 Lake Avenue]. "We’re in the business of memorialization, so it made good sense to move it here."

Copied from New home for Korean memories Dave Gong, March 15, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper now archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

November 11, 2023 post by the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum on Facebook:

What a great day to honor our Veterans!!!

This Korean War Veteran’s Monument is the latest addition to our mission of “No Veteran Will Be Forgotten”

Please stop out and see this great tribute to our Korean War Veterans!!!

Facebook video.

November 13, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

More than 150 gathered Saturday for the Fort Wayne Korean War Monument dedication at Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum on O’Day Road.

Korean War Monument honors northeast Indiana veterans 

Honoring Korean War Veterans - 6/25 FORT WAYNE, OHIO, Remember727 on YouTube.
As a grateful Korean American, Hannah Y Kim traveled to all 50 states and US territories to thank and interview Korean War Veterans. This is part of the live videos recorded in her Journey. Visit www.koreanwarveteransmemorials.com to hear more stories from veterans around the world. To learn more about Hannah's Remember727 Journey, visit www.remember727.org.
Korean War Memorials Fort Wayne, IN – United States

War Veteran Stories

  1. LEGACIES OF the KOREAN WAR stories were published by The News-Sentinel newspaper online but disappeared when the site went offline in October 2023. Articles should be on newspaper microfilm at the The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  2. LEGACIES OF THE KOREAN WAR: Marilyn Rinn Krueger Renbarger – Women’s Army Corps - April 23, 2018 - During the Korean War, Marilyn Rinn Krueger Renbarger of Fort Wayne served as a WAC (Women’s Army Corps). However, she didn’t serve in Korea but near the glamorous ‘city of lights’, known as Paris. Her office was in a large villa whose occupant was one of the most famous people in the world. She worked for General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who during World War II had successfully served as Supreme Commander of Allied forces on the Western Front, including the invasion of the Normandy coast at D-Day.
  3. LEGACIES OF THE KOREAN WAR: Wayne Doenges – Army Medical Corp / Korea March 26, 2018
  4. LEGACIES OF THE KOREAN WAR: Theodore Paul Betley – Korean War/Army by Kayleen Reusser published February 12, 2018.
  5. HONOR FLIGHT: Hal and Milly Finn, a love story set during the early days of the Korean War - May 10, 2018 - This is the fourth in a series of stories on local veterans that took part in the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana trip to Washington D.C. on April 25.
  6. A True Story of a Korean War POW/MIA: Escaped With Honor by Charles Layton, Tammy Elmore and Georgiann Coons. Former Fort Wayne resident's memoir chronicles daring Korean War escape by Sheryl Krieg was published July 22, 2013.
  7. Carl Shoudel, 90 in 2011, is a veteran of the Korean War and World War II, where he fought in the southwest Pacific. He wanted to share his memories of New Guinea, Japan and the Philippine Islands, as most of the wartime memoirs he sees detailing World War II deal with battles in Europe. Read his story in Getting it all down At 90, WWII veteran details his story in book by Jaclyn Youhana published August 21, 2011 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  8. Korean War, 1950-1953 About this collection The Korean War Digital Collection features letters, photographs, and manuscript items from the collections of Korean War veterans from Indiana: Byford Lee Reed, Ralph A. Bond, Edward E. Gray, Harry W. Brooks, Jr., and Donald F. Lawlis. At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.
  9. June 7, 2023 post by Research at the US National Archives on Facebook:

    Premiering now on our @YouTube channel: Rachael Salyer shares how #genealogists can use military records to gain deeper insight into family members’ service during the #KoreanWar.



  10. 2023 Genealogy Series - Accessing and Understanding Korean War Army Unit Records (2023 June 7) on YouTube
    Premiered Jun 7, 2023 Know Your Records: Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations
    2023 Genealogy Series, Session 5 of 6 - Accessing and Understanding Korean War Army Unit Records by Rachael Salyer
    Rachael Salyer is a Subject Matter Expert in Modern Military Records and an Archivist from the National Archives at College Park, MD
    ⇒ Presentation Slides/Handout: https://www.archives.gov/files/calend...
    ⇒ Transcript: Request from KYR@nara.gov ⇒ Event Evaluation Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYREve...
    ⇒ 2023 Genealogy Series web page: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/gen...
    ⇒ 2023 Genealogy Series playlist:    • 2023 Genealogy Se...  
    In honor of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that officially ended the Korean War, this session is being offered as an introduction to two large series that contain records relating to Army units that served during that conflict: the Command Reports, 1949–1954 (entry NM-3 29) in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) and the Unit Histories, 1943–1967 (entry UD 37042) in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338). The records in these series provide information about the activities and engagements of specific Army units that may give genealogists a deeper insight into their family members’ service. The presentation will outline how to use available finding aids to search for relevant records, and it will also include examples of the types of records that are generally found in these series. The session will conclude with some troubleshooting tips and a few additional resources.
    00:00 - Welcome
    - Introduction to Accessing and Understanding Korean War Army Unit Records
    - Presenter biography
    03:11 - Session Overview
    - Army Unit Command Structure
    - Affects of the 1973 St. Louis Fire on Army Unit Records
    - Records of the Adjutant General's Office, RG 407
    - Unit Histories 1943-1967, RG 338
    - Samples of Command Reports and Unit Histories
    - General Orders (GO)
    - Search Tips and Troubleshooting
    - Additional Resources
    25:26 - Closing, Event Survey, Other Resources
    - Questions and Answers in the chat
    #KnowYourRecords #GenieSeries2023


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