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PFC John William Brodie
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1931
Death: May 27, 1951



Jack Brodie, 19, a private first class in the Maine Corps died of wounds received in action in Korea. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brodie of LeMars
were informed Friday by a telegram for the Defense Department.
His death is the first LeMars casualty in the Korean War and the third reported
in the county. He had gone overseas March 14, and was a veteran of the Korean front lines
despite his recent arrival in the theater.
From his letters, the latest of which arrived Monday, his father estimates Jack
had spent some 60 days in the front lines. A recent letter told of spending 23
days in the line with his unit before they were relieved.
Jack had joined the Marines Sept. 18, 1950, and had been home in December for a
10-day leave after completing boot camp. He was 19 on Christmas eve. From here he went to Camp Pendleton in California and overseas, where he joined
the First Marine Division.

He was born and raised in LeMars, having graduated from high school with the
Class of 1949.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Tom, 16, and Steve, seven and two
sisters, Mary, 11 and Margaret, two.

His parents have been advised they will be informed as soon as detailed
arrangements for the return of the body are completed.

~Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 5, 1951


Brodie Arrives
Here After Delay
Full military funeral rites will be
held for Pfc. John Brodie on Friday,
October 26, 2 p. m. at the First
Presbyterian Church. Rev. Allen L.
Bowe, pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church will officiate assisted
by Rev. Frank Patlovgoii, chaplain
of the local Legion. Burial will be
at Memorial Field, City Cemetery,
Le Mars, with -Maucr's Funeral
home in charge. The remains were
escorted to Le Mars by Sgt. Wesley
P. Hulgan of Oakland, California,
arriving here Friday morning.
Jack William Brodie was born on
December 24, 1931, at Le Mars, Ia.
He attended the Le Mars public
schools and was a member of Co.
K and Naval Reserves before joining
the United States Marines on
September 18, 1950. There he belonged
to the Fox Company of the
First Division. In February. 1951,
he was sent overseas. He died of
wounds sustained on the night of
May 27 of this year.
Survivors include his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William W. Brodie of Le
Mars; two brother. Thomas Frederick,
16, Stephen Douglas, 8; and
two sisters, Mary Lou, 11, and Margaret
Ann, 3.

Family links: 
  William Wallace Brodie (1903 - 1976)
  Reva Phyllis Brodie (1911 - 2004)
  John William Brodie (1931 - 1951)
  Stephen Douglas Brodie (1943 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Cemetery
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 13 Military Plot
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100490668
PFC John William Brodie
Added by: Tim Cook
PFC John William Brodie
Added by: Tim Cook
PFC John William Brodie
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Tenderly we treasure the past with memories that will always last.
- Paula M Brown
 Added: Dec. 14, 2012
This is to honor a fallen in the line of duty veteran of the military.
- Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mullane
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012

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