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James Edgar Bishop
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1930
Winn Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1950, North Korea

From: January 18, 1951 Winn Parish Enterprise News-American

Gaars Mill Soldier Is Second Winn Fatality In the Korean Action

Pvt. Edgar Bishop, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Bishop of Gaars Mill,
was killed in action in North Korea on November 28, according to an official
wire from the U. S. War Department.

His wife, Mrs. Mary Sowers Bishop of Walker Community near Wyatt received the
telegram Monday afternoon, and notified his parents immediately.

Bishop, who was serving with the First Cavalry Division, is the second Winn
fatality of the Korean War.

He had been overseas since October of last year. He served a one year tour of
duty after World War II, and was in the Army reserves at the outbreak of the
Korean War. He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, with a tank group, and was
called back to active duty in September.

After a brief refresher course at Fort Hood, Texas, Bishop was shipped to
Japan, and then to Korea.

His last letter home was dated November 23, and he was in North Korea at that
time. He was killed five days later.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Sowers Bishop, who he married just a week
before being called from the Reserves; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Bishop
of Gaars Mill; two brothers, J. J. Bishop of the U. S. Air Force in San
Antonio, and Kelly Bishop of Gaars Mill; one sister, Mary Kay Bishop of Gaars
Mill; four (five are listed) half sisters, Mrs. Sara Patter of Chicago, Mrs.
Alice Carroll of Dodson, route two, Mrs. Mavis Waters of Shreveport, Mrs. Vera
Erskines of New Orleans, and Mrs. Lela Williams of Olla, star route; and one
half brother, Huey Bishop, Jr., of Sherman, Texas

He was born in Gaars Mill and attended Gaars Mill and Dodson schools.

Obit provided by Ron Manley 
 
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 Parents:
  Hughey Philetus Bishop (1880 - 1959)
  Esther Kelly Bishop (1898 - 1988)
 
 Siblings:
  Daisy Alice Bishop Greer (1912 - 1994)**
  Sarah A. Bishop Potter (1915 - 1995)**
  Mavis Louise Erskins Waters (1919 - 2005)**
  Vera Mae Erskine (1920 - 2002)**
  Maurine Erskins Thompson (1923 - 1948)**
  James Edgar Bishop (1930 - 1950)
  Jamie Josiah Bishop (1931 - 1984)*
  Thomas Kelly Bishop (1933 - 2011)*
  Billy Joe Bishop (1935 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Alexandria National Cemetery
Pineville
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Wylie Blackwell
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92747582
James Edgar Bishop
Added by: Ron Manley
 
James Edgar Bishop
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Thank you for your service.
- Linda Darlene Lathrop Raymer
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
Private Bishop was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950. Private Bishop was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Se...(Read more)
- Wylie Blackwell
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014

- Ron Manley
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
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