Korea

Alfred Agan
Alfred Agan - Captain
Date Of Death: Jan 20, 1951
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Carterville, Iowa

Died: Off Shore, Inchon

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Sidney Botts
Sidney Botts - Sergeant
Date Of Death: Oct 15, 1952
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Elliot, Iowa

Sidney Jasper Botts was born on January 26, 1930 on his family’s farm near Elliott, Iowa. He was named for a grandfather and a great-grandfather and was the second child...

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Carl Claus
Carl Claus - Corporal
Date Of Death: Jun 5, 1952
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Plymouth, Iowa

Carl Jacob Claus was born on April 17, 1928 on his parent's farm, two miles south of Plymouth, Iowa. He joined an older sister, Pauline and when he was four...

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Max Collins
Max Collins - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jun 4, 1953
War / Conflict: Korea

Died: South Korea Reason: non hostile - crashed F-86E

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Charles Collins
Charles Collins - Private First Class
Date Of Death: May 22, 1952
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa

Charles Emery Collins was born September 25, 1930, three years after his parents, Violetta and Emery Collins were married in Fort Dodge, IA. The family lived for a while in...

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Robert Crosley
Robert Crosley
Date Of Death: Apr 28, 1952
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Died: Virginia Reason: Air crash

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Ramon Davis
Ramon Davis - Captain
Date Of Death: Oct 5, 1950
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Nevada, Iowa

Died: Suchon, North Korea Reason: MIA

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Robert Dummermuth
Robert Dummermuth - Corporal
Date Of Death: Oct 10, 1951
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: West Union, Iowa

We would like to express our thanks to Robert’s younger sister, Janita Loftus, who wrote to us about memories of her brother. Here is Bob’s story, using mostly in Janita’s...

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Dean Fredericks
Dean Fredericks - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jul 5, 1952
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Colter, Iowa

We are grateful to Dean’s sister, Ruth Hannah, for beautifully handwriting Dean’s story so it could be shared. Dean Edward Fredericks was born on October 24, 1926 to Edward and...

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Charles Hopper
Charles Hopper - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jul 17, 1953
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa

Former students are eligible for name-placement in Gold Star Hall if they graduated or attended Iowa State full time for one or more semesters, and died while in military service...

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Robert Keller
Robert Keller - Private
Date Of Death: Oct 4, 1951
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Berkeley, California

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Joseph Kovarik
Joseph Kovarik
Date Of Death: Jun 20, 2011
War / Conflict: Korea

Died: Bryan, Texas

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Leo Kupka
Leo Kupka - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jul 19, 1952
War / Conflict: Korea

Died: Nellis AFB, Neveda

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Thomas Odenbaugh
Thomas Odenbaugh - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 29, 1950
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa

Thomas Donald Odenbaugh was born on October 2, 1926 in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Things were not easy for Tom as a young...

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Robert Otterson
Robert Otterson - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 19, 1951
War / Conflict: Korea

Died: USA Reason: Auto crash

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Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 13, 1951
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Lake Mills, Iowa

Robert Duaine Peterson was born on September 17, 1925 in Lake Mills, Iowa. His father and mother, Wilmer and Ella, welcomed their first boy after a string of three girls....

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Charles Rhinehart
Charles Rhinehart - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Feb 28, 1954
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Brooklyn, Iowa

We are grateful to Charles’ brother, Wally, and his younger sister, Marilyn, for sharing their memories of their oldest brother – and to Keith Barnes, Charles’ best friend from college....

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William Sharp
William Sharp - Private First Class
Date Of Death: Jul 6, 1953
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Plover, Iowa

William Ward Sharp was born on July 16, 1931 to Ward and Hazel Sharp. His first year was lived on his Grandfather Sharp's farm 3 miles south of Plover, Iowa...

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Chadwick Smith
Chadwick Smith - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jun 15, 1953
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Story City, Iowa

After learning from hometown Story City friends that Iowa State University was seeking information about Korean War veteran, Chadwick Boyd Smith, weekly phone conversations began between his stepsisters, Marilyn James...

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Donald Wilkins
Donald Wilkins - Captain
Date Of Death: Oct 5, 1950
War / Conflict: Korea
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania

Died: Aboard Hospital Ship

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