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Corp Abraham Dirksen, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1930
Death: May 8, 1951, North Korea

Abraham was living in Blackwell, OK when he entered the service and was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950 and forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March". He died while a prisoner at An-Dong, North Korea on May 8, 1951. His remains were never recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, 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.



 
 
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Burial:
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
 
Created by: Finding Family
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88511371
Corp Abraham Dirksen, Jr
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Corp Abraham Dirksen, Jr
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In remembrance of a second cousin who made the ultimate sacrifice
- LittleDutchman
 Added: Apr. 4, 2015
 
 
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