|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1951, South Korea|
Ernest was living in Blaine, MT when he enlisted and was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.
He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on July 31, 1950 and returned to duty on November 8, 1950.
He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on April 24, 1951 and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953.
His remains were never recovered.
His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
Sergeant First Class Melzer was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, 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.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Created by: Finding Family
Record added: May 23, 2012
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