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Sgt Charles Lee “Leo” Wilson

Sgt Charles Lee “Leo” Wilson

Douglas County, Missouri, USA
Death 31 Dec 1953 (aged 27)
Burial Douglas County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 51522623 · View Source
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Douglas County Herald, Ava, Douglas, Missouri:
"Sgt. Charles L. ‘Leo' Wilson, 27
August 6th, 2009 | Author: admin

Missing in action in 1950 while serving U.S. Army in Korea Charles Lee "Leo" Wilson, son of George Alex Wilson and Addie (Miller) Wilson, was born on June 6, 1926 in Bethany, Mo., and was missing in action on Nov. 27, 1950 and presumed dead by the Army on Dec. 31, 1953, while serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, at the age of 27 years.

"Leo" was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, George A. Wilson, Walter Payne, Garland Payne, Earnest Payne, one sister, Marie Stout, two other sisters and other relatives.

He is survived by nephews, Leon Stout, Don Stout, Ronald Stout and Jay Stout; three nieces, Sue Potts, Linda Chamberlain and Jean Pruiett; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Brian Letsinger officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, from 1 p.m. to service time. Interment will follow at the Vera Cruz Cemetery with full military honors by Ft. Leonard Wood Honor Detail, Douglas County American Legion Post #112, Ava VFW Post #5993 and the Patriot Guard Riders. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com."

Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957
Name:Charles L Wilson
Birth Date:1926
Home State:Missouri
Casualty Date:27 Nov 1950
Casualty Country:North Korea Sector
Casualty Type:Declared Dead (Missing in Action OR Captured)

Group:Missing in Action, Declared Dead
Component:USA - RA (Reg Army)
Pay Grade:Corporal
Previous Detail:Missing in Action
Disposed Date:31 Dec 1953
Organization:In Div - 2nd
Element Sequence:Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit #:0038
Service Occupation:Light Weapons Infantryman
Source Information: National Archives and Records Administration. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957

WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
Name: Charles Lee Wilson
Birth Date: 1926
Birth City: Douglas
State Registered: Missouri

Death Date: 27 Nov 1950
Death Country: Korea
Death Description: Missing in Action - Presumed Dead

War: Korean War
Title: Sergeant, U.S. Army
Rank: Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army
Service ID: 17253992
Notes: Sergeant Wilson was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 27, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Sergeant Wilson was awarded the Purple Heart, 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.
Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll
Source Information: WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings

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  • Created by: Twila
  • Added: 23 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51522623
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Charles Lee “Leo” Wilson (6 Jun 1926–31 Dec 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51522623, citing Vera Cruz Cemetery, Douglas County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Twila (contributor 46888869) .