Fallen Heroes of the Korean War

Korean War, a conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea, began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean forces invaded South Korea. The conflict ended on July 27, 1953 when an armistice was signed. Casualties in the war were heavy. U.S. losses were placed at over 54,000 dead and 103,000 wounded. A permanent peace treaty never replaced the armistice and, technically, the war continues.

We know the names of two PHS graduates who died in the Korean war, but we know nothing beyond their names. The webmaster would be grateful for any additional information about these men as well as any names that should be, but aren’t, included here.

The Korean War Honor Roll

Frederick Tuttle

Charles Williams

Frederick Tuttle

Sgt. Frederick Tuttle

Class of 1932

Vivien Gilbert has sent us the picture of her uncle, with the following information:

Sgt. Tuttle was the first Peekskill boy killed in the Korean War. Frederick Tuttle was born on March 11, 1915. He was killed in action on July 8, 1950. He was a member of the 34th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Military services were held and the internment was made at the Van Cortlandtville Cemetery. A firing squad and a bugler from West Point officiated.
 Mayor Frank Mahony had ordered all flags to be flown at half staff in his memory.

For more information about the Korean War on the Web
the webmasters recommend
the Wikipedia and

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