It was a typically American set of names. There was a Tomlinson, a Kiezanowski, a Morrissey, a Rolek, a Brown and a Selig. They came from all over the country: Westfield, Mass., Oakland, Calif.; Warren, Ark.; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Aitkin, Minn.; Clearwater, Fla.; Baltimore.

There were 15 in all, four officers and eleven enlisted men, on the first casualty list issued by the Army. The men were lost in the crash of a transport en route to Korea.


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