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James N. Miller
Pvt.  James Nolin Miller, 17, was killed in action August 10, 1950, in Korea.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe I. Miller of rural Carlyle. 
Miller who was born December 7, 1932 at Flat Rock, enlisted after 2/2 years of attendance at Carlyle high school and had served about eight months when fatally wounded.  He served with the 19th Infantry Regiment. 
His body was escorted home by his brother, Roscoe, who was serving in Guam. 
Surviving are his parents, five brothers, Thomas C., Esco E., Roscoe E., Lyle E., and Clarence E., and a sister, Mrs. Delbert Higgins.
Paul F. Ratermann 
Ralph L. Parks
Sgt.  Ralph L. Parks, a much decorated soldier in World War H, died in a North Korean prison camp about March 15, 195 1. Parks received two Bronze Stars after W.W.II service in Africa and Italy, but returned to the states as a civilian before re-enlisting.  He was in Korea for three months before being captured. 
Sgt.  Parks was married to the former Shirley Carter in April of 1950.  He was the son of the late William and Pearl Parks who survives along with three sisters, Ethel Higgins, Mrs. Ellen Strutz, and Mrs. Jean Cahoon, and three brothers, Roy, Harold and Walter.
Harry R. Reed
Pvt. Harry Richard Reed, 22, of Carlyle was killed in action July 29, 1950, in Korea.  A member of the Seventh Cavalry Regiment Reed was a victim of enemy fire in a counter-attack at Rokin-Ri, South Korea. 
Pvt. Reed was born January 31, 1928, at Beckemeyer, the son of Harry and Mary Reed.  Mr. Reed was a mine manager and following his death the family moved to Carlyle where Pvt. Reed graduated from St. Mary's high school. 
He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was sent to Japan and finally to Korea when hostilities broke out there. 
Pvt. Reed is survived by his mother, who married John Spangler in 1948 and moved to Harrisburg, and two brothers, James and Thomas.
Daniel Lubbers
Pvt. Daniel Luebbers, who had been fighting with the 24th Division in Korea, died of sunstroke July 18, 1950, two days after he had been reported missing in action.  He had been in Korea for 14 days. 
He was born here November 3, 1932, a son of Herman B. and Margaret (Lake) Luebbers who survive along with six brothers, Joseph, Raymond, Robert, Matthew, Marion and John, and four sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Hollenkamp, Mrs. Kenneth (Betty Jane) McClintic, Mrs. Lee (Marcella) Dimock and Sr.  M. Gabriella.
John E. Ingram
PFC John E. Ingram was killed in action in Korea, October 28, 1952 at the age of 21 years. He was serving in the Ranger Platoon, of the 23rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. John in the Army in 1948 at the age of 17. John was born May 2, 1931 in Albers, Illinois, the son of Walter and Mary G. Ingram. He received his grade school education in Albers and later attended Aviston Community High School. He moved to New Baden in 1947 prior to his enlistment in the Army. John was survived by two sisters, Elizabeth (Emmett) Zimmermann of New Baden and Ann (Clarence) Wellen of Canon City, Colorado

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