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 James Robert Betts

James Robert Betts

Birth
Marion County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 Sep 1953 (aged 22)
South Korea
Burial Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 112199032 · View Source
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James Robert Betts served and died in the Korean War.

Birth Date: 17 Sep 1931
Birth City: Marion
State Registered: Ohio

Death Date: 29 Sep 1953
Death Country: Korea
Death Description: Non-hostile Death

War: Korean War
Title: Sergeant, U.S. Army
Rank: Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army
Service ID: 52174178
Notes: Sergeant Betts was an equipment operator with the 630th Engineer Light Equipment Company, 19th Engineer Construction Group. When he was operating a bull dozer, a can of gasoline exploded causing severe burns and acute pulmonary edema. He was taken to the 11th Evacuation Hospital where he died on September 29, 1953.

Sergeant Betts was awarded
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.

Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll



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  • Created by: Jackson Cty,OH & Kinfolk
  • Added: 12 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112199032
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Robert Betts (17 Sep 1931–29 Sep 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112199032, citing C M Cemetery, Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jackson Cty,OH & Kinfolk (contributor 47496003) .