|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1952|
George A. McNerney
2D LT 179 INF 45 INF DIV
WORLD WAR II KOREA SS-PH
KILLED IN ACTION
Second Lt. George A. McNerney, son of Mrs. M. Paul McNerney, 1234 South Garrison, fell in battle west of Chorwon, North Korea, June 16. He was an officer of Company I, 179th Infantry regiment, 45th Division. The picture is a copy of one made for his identification card.
Lieutenant McNerney was born in Carthage and was 25 years old three days before he was killed in action. He was a senior in Missouri University when called to duty under his reserve commission a year ago yesterday. He previously had served 18 months in the army as a paratrooper. Following his recall to duty he attended a course at the infantry school and was sent to the Far East, joining his unit in Korea March 20.
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS OBITUARY
JUNE 24, 1952
LT. GEORGE MCNERNEY, SON OF MRS. PAUL MCNERNEY,
KILLED IN ACTION
Second Lt. George A. McNerney 25, son of Mrs. M. Paul McNerney, 1234 South Garrison, was killed in action in Korea June 16, according to an official telegram from the adjutant general of the army received here last night.
Lieutenant McNerney was an officer of Company I, 179th Infantry, 45th division, and his regiment has frequently been identified in battle in the recent hard fighting nortwest of Chorwon in Western Korea. New dispatches on June 16 told of a heavy Chinese attack in the sector being repulsed.
His mother received a letter from him yesterday written on his 25th birthday, June 13. He had called her by telephone from Japan June 6. At that time he was in that country on a short rest and recreational leave.
BORN IN CARTHAGE
Lieutenant McNerney was born in Carthage June 13, 1927, and was graduated from high school at Wentworth Military Academy (SEARCH: McNerney) in 1945. He then enlisted in the army for an 18 months period and served eight months in Honshu in northern Japan in the army of occupation as a member of the 5th Airborne division, winning his paratrooper wings at that time.
Discharged from the army he returned to Wentworth and was graduated from the junior college there in 1949, being at that time commissioned as a second lieutenant of infantry reserve. He then entered the University of Missouri and was a senior there when he was called to active duty under his reserve commission June 25, 1951 - a year ago tomorrow.
He first was stationed at Fort Riley as a member of the 10th Infantry (training) division, then was sent to fort Benning, Ga. for a four months course at the Infantry school. He left the State by air March 10, 1952, and joined the 45th division in Korea, March 20.
In addition to his mother he is survived by four sisters;
Mrs. Elizabeth Turrentine of Stamford, Conneticutt
Misses Margaret (Midge)
Harriett McNerney of the home.
Captain Martin McNerney, field artillery reserve
1327 South Maple St.
Misses Margaret and Mary McNerney are students at the University of Missouri.
His father, Paul McNerney died several years ago and a brother Tom McNerney, about ten years ago.
Lieutenant McNerney was a nephew of George Calhoon and Myrtle Calhoon of Carthage, Mrs. Sam Thornton of Joplin, Misses Olive and Bernice McNerney of Flagstaff, Arizona and Leo McNerney of Los Angeles.
Mrs. P. J. McNerney is a great aunt.
The death of Lieutenant McNerney brings the Carthage casuality list for the Korean war up to five killed, five missing (two of whom have been reported as prisoners of war) and 17 wounded.
The other four killed in action were First Lt. William K. Christie, Second Lt. Jack M. McKinney, Private Robert L. Greenup and Sgt. John L. Gerheart.
Martin Paul McNerney (1892 - 1950)
Grace C. Calhoon McNerney (1891 - 1987)
Elizabeth McNerney Turrentine (1918 - 1967)*
Martin Paul McNerney (1922 - 1999)*
Thomas Warerner McNerney (1923 - 1941)*
George A. McNerney (1927 - 1952)
Plot: Block 33 Lot 44
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54291092