Hoelscher, James August


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.
On September 24, 1951, seventeen days after he arrived in Korea, he was killed in action in the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge. His funeral was held in his hometown, Walton, in January 1952, and he was buried in Saint John Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell. He was survived by his parents and three sisters.
He was awarded several medals, including: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Korean War Service Medal.
Hoelscher family
Birth date
4 Jul 1930
Place of birth
Kenton County (Ky.)
Parker, Anna B.
Death date
24 Sep 1951
Place of death
North Korea
Death and burial information
St. John Cemetery (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Military service
23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army
United States of America
Held rank
Service ended
24 Sep 1951
Killed in action
Resided in
Walton (Ky.)
Big Spring (Ill.)
Bibliographic citation(s)
FindAGrave.com, memorial #148658632
U.S., World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954
U.S., Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957

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