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SGT John Dedon
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1933
Newton Falls
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1953, North Korea




U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division

Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry's Badge, Korean Service, United Nations Service, Natioal Defense, Korean Presidential Citation, ROK War Service

Home City: Newton Falls, Trumbull Co., Ohio
Military record:
Name: John Dedon
Birth Date: 1933
Race: White
Home State: Ohio
Casualty Date: 9 Jul 1953
Casualty Country: North Korea Sector
Casualty Type: Declared Dead (Missing in Action OR Captured)
Group: Missing in Action, Declared Dead
Branch: Infantry
Component: USA - RA (Reg Army)
Rank: Corporal
Pay Grade: Corporal
Previous Detail: Missing in Action
Disposed Date: 10 Jul
Organization: In Div - 7th
Element Sequence: Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit #: 0017
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Assault Crewman OR Light Weapons Infantry Leader


Additional info from Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida:
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service Number 15477488
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died July 9, 1953 in Korea
Sergeant Dedon was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy near Chorwon, North Korea on April 17, 1953 and returned to duty on June 7, 1953. He participated in a heroic action near Sokkagae, North Korea and was listed as Missing in Action on July 9, 1953. He was presumed dead on July 10, 1954.

Additional info from: Janice Hollandsworth (#46917667)

Service # 15477488
Rank Sergeant, U.S. Army
Unit A CO 17 INF 7 DIV
Place of Birth Newton Falls, Ohio
Date of Birth February 5, 1933
Date of Death July 9, 1953
Status Missing in Action
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court 4
Honolulu Memorial

 
 
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 Parents:
  August Dedon (1890 - 1955)
  Mary Polliwada Dedon (1890 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Emil Dedon (1922 - 2005)*
  Edward Dedon (1924 - 1984)*
  Stephen Dedon (1927 - 1969)*
  John Dedon (1933 - 1953)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.31376, -157.84732
 
Created by: Bonnie
Record added: Sep 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117750049
SGT John Dedon
Added by: rms
 
SGT John Dedon
Added by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
 
SGT John Dedon
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Added by: Karin Green
 
 
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Thank you for your service.
- Bonnie
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
 
 
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