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#2589590 - 01/11/14 11:29 AM KIA in Korea - North or South?
allysgma Offline


Registered: 05/13/09
Loc: The Mitten
If someone was killed in action in Korea would the place of death be listed as North Korea or South Korea? I'm sorry I don't know much about where the actual fighting was.
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#2589750 - 01/11/14 02:27 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: allysgma]
greyfox Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington
From what I read, the fighting was mainly in the south, but there was fighting back and forth across the 38th Parallel, the boundary between north and south. So I guess it could be either one. Do you have a name that we can look up in the military records?

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#2589903 - 01/11/14 05:56 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: greyfox]
allysgma Offline


Registered: 05/13/09
Loc: The Mitten
Here he is -- Bertram J. Yaroch. The information in his bio came from the Korean War Veterans Honor Roll. I put in North Korea until I could find out for sure. Thanks!

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi...=123134501&
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#2590123 - 01/11/14 08:32 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: allysgma]
greyfox Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington
Well, everything I find on Bertram just lists that he was KIA in Korea. I could find out where his Marine unit was in Korea on that date, we might figure out if it was North or South Korea. His middle name was Joseph.

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#2590134 - 01/11/14 08:45 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: greyfox]
allysgma Offline


Registered: 05/13/09
Loc: The Mitten
Thanks Greyfox. I've added his middle name.
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#2590144 - 01/11/14 09:11 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: allysgma]
BarbaraLL Offline


Registered: 01/31/12
Loc: New York
The only other detail I found was he was killed in a ground battle. Beautiful memorial. He does have a headstone as the application is on Ancestry if you want to do a photo request.

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#2590282 - 01/12/14 06:44 AM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: BarbaraLL]
allysgma Offline


Registered: 05/13/09
Loc: The Mitten
Thanks BarbaraLL. The cemetery is 2-3 hours away from where I live but I plan to make a trip there when Spring arrives. I've entered lots of memorials from a transcript and will take photos to add to them. I appreciate your help.
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#2590723 - 01/12/14 06:28 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: allysgma]
greyfox Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington

According to this, the 1st Marine Division was in both North and South Korea, so probably you should just say Bertram died in Korea.

In mid-March 1952 the 8th Army, to whom the Marines were attached, instituted Operation Mixmaster. The operation was a massive redeployment of UN forces designed to put more South Korean Army units on the Main Line of Resistance (MLR).[31] The 1st Marine Division was reassigned to the far western end of the United Nations line defending a 35-mile line that encompassed the Pyongyang to Seoul corridor. For much of the next year, in what would be termed the "Outpost War", action along this line consisted of small, localized actions because much of the fighting revolved around the holding and retaking of various combat outposts along key pieces of terrain. This changed in March 1953 when the Chinese launched a massive offensive across the U.N. line. The heavy fighting continued until the Armistice took effect on 27 July 1953.[30] During the Korean War the division suffered combat casualties of 4,004 dead and 25,864 wounded.

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#2590737 - 01/12/14 06:45 PM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: greyfox]
greyfox Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington
I found a website that says he died in South Korea.

PFC Bertram Yaroch

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#2591010 - 01/13/14 06:49 AM Re: KIA in Korea - North or South? [Re: greyfox]
allysgma Offline


Registered: 05/13/09
Loc: The Mitten
Thank you Greyfox! Terrific research! I have changed his death location to South Korea. Unfortunately "Korea" isn't an option in the drop down menu. Your help is much appreciated.
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