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Conflict: Korea

The total casualty count for North Dakota's Korean War heroes is 190.

Data retrieved from:  Find the Data | Korean War CasualtiesThe Korean War ProjectFind a Grave (photos also retrieved from this site), The 35th Infantry Regiment Association (photos also retrieved from this site), the Military Times Hall of Valor, and Military Hall of Honor.

This section is updated regularly as we discover new information and continue to add North Dakota's heroes.  Please contact us if you have information to add or update.

POW/MIA Logo
1950
Wells County, ND
Korea - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
Date of Capture: July 26, 1950

He was captured during the Korean War and interned as a Prisoner of War. He was not among those returned at the wars end, and is listed as Missing in Action. His remains have never been recovered.

Silver Star
1950
Flasher, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company B, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Loss: July 25, 1950

Seeing an enemy machine gun nest to the rear, Private Dworshak, displaying great presence of mind, swung his automatic rifle around and, at the same time, shoved one man off the tank to keep him from getting hit by the machine gun's fire.

Korean War Memorial
1950
Grand Forks County, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: July 20, 1950
Korean War Memorial
1950
Billings County, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: July 19, 1950
POW/MIA Logo
1950
Williams County, ND
Korea - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Capture: July 16, 1950

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea and forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March." He died while a prisoner at Manpo, North Korea on October 21, 1950. His remains were never recovered. 

Korean War Memorial
1950
Barnes County, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: July 16, 1950
Carl C. Jensen
1950
Wells County, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: July 12, 1950 / Age: 38

Colonel Jensen remained behind and personally directed the withdrawal of all units of his Battalion. When the withdrawal was complete, he himself began to withdraw from the forward position, collecting stragglers as he withdrew.

Korean War Memorial
1950
Hazen, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: July 11, 1950
Korean War Memorial
1950
Raleigh, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division:  71st Signal Service Battalion
Date of Loss: June 30, 1950
Korean War Memorial
1950
Lakota, ND
Korea - Fallen
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 35th Fighter Interceptor Wing, 339th All Weather Squadron
Date of Loss: June 28, 1950 / Age: 26

Lost while returning from operations to cover Rheinholte in the Yellow Sea. His plane crashed in mountains short of the runway at Iwakuni during bad weather.  

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