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James Wesley Asbury
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1921
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1951, North Korea

Prisoner of War
Killed in North Korea

Sergeant Asbury was a member of Battery A, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died while a prisoner on February 28, 1951. His remains were not recovered. Sergeant Asbury was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, 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.


Name:
James Wesley Asbury

Birth Date:
11 Dec 1921

Gender:
Male

Race:
White

Home City:
Atchison

Home State:
Missouri

Citizen Status:
US

Casualty Date:
30 Nov 1950

Casualty Country:
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Casualty Type:
DECLARED DEAD

Group:
CAPTURED

Service Branch:
US Army

Rank:
Corporal

Pay Grade:
Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) Or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) Or Airman First Class (Sergeant) (U.S. Air Force) Or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. N

Previous Detail:
NO REMAINS FOUND

Disposed Date:
28 Feb 1951

Organization:
A BTRY 38 FA

Service Occupation:
FIELD ARTILLERY CANNONEER
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Blair Asbury (1901 - 1970)
  Essie Myra McCartney Asbury (1901 - 1950)
 
 Siblings:
  James Wesley Asbury (1921 - 1951)
  James Wesley Asbury (1921 - 1951)*
  Wilma Ione Asbury Marrs (1923 - 2008)*
  Doris Belle Asbury King (1928 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: James has two memorials 1 in Hawaii the other in Missouri Find A Grave Memorial# 88922591
 
Burial:
Tarkio Home Cemetery
Tarkio
Atchison County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Everett Mefford
Record added: May 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110992126
James Wesley Asbury
Added by: Jeffrey C
 
James Wesley Asbury
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Added by: Russell Smith
 
 
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Rest in Peace James and thank you for your supreme sacrifice during the Korean War
- Everett Mefford
 Added: May. 22, 2013
 
 
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