North, Donald Wayne
Donald Wayne North of the First Cavalry Division was born in Constance on October 21, 1933. His parents were Charles North, an archaeologist working for the Works Progress Administration, and Jeanette Morand.
Clarkson, Thomas Samuel
Corporal Thomas Clarkson of Walton is thought to be the first casualty from Boone County in the Korean War. His registration papers for World War II have Samuel as his middle name, but it is reported as James in the newspapers. Thomas was born to Anna M. and R. H. Clarkson on October 9, 1927.
Tharp, George Wallace
Sergeant George Wallace Tharp was born on October 19, 1917 in Bradfordsville, Marion County. Tharp also participated in World War II, enlisting in 1945 in California, and served for 6 years. He was admitted to the hospital for bomb wounds in June 1945, but was discharged from the hospital that same month.
Hoelscher, James August
Corporal James August Hoelscher was born on July 4, 1930, to Anna Parker and August F. Hoeslcher, who was himself a veteran in the 1st Pioneer Army in World War I. James fought in the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.
Wood, Roy Wilbur
Roy Wilbur Wood was born to John and Goldie Wood on June 25, 1930, in Walton. He graduated from Florence High School in 1948 and enlisted in July of that year. He served in the Third Marine Battalion, where he became a Sergeant. Wood was killed by an explosive device on September 23, 1950 in South Korea, near Seoul. He was twenty years old.
Ewing, Carroll M.
Carroll M. “Hop” Ewing attended the University of Kentucky, where he is listed in the 1947 yearbook as a freshman in the Education Department.