Lawrence A. Wilcox

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Lawrence A. Wilcox

Birth
Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Death 1 Sep 1950 (aged 18)
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 55654359 · View Source
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Son of Ernest & Addie (Wiar) Wilcox.
PFC US MARINE CORPS KOREA
Kovanda-Beethe Funeral Home in Charge of the Body
Funeral Services at Methodist Church in Table Rock, NE.
Cemetery List of Veterans buried in the Table Rock Cemetery has Lawrence A. Wilcox.

May 21, 2005- 10 Years Ago file: Pawnee Republican, article by Carol A. Sisco- Lest we forget...Forgotten soldier, forgotten war. Lawrence Wilcox was just getting a good start at life when suddenly it was over. He ran out of tomorrows at an age when most of us feel that we finally own our todays and will never run out of tomorrows.

Lawrence signed up for the Marines in the late 1940's. When Lawrence returned to duty at the end of leave, he was sent to Korea. He arrived in Korea on August 2, 1950. Seventeen days after his 18th birthday, he was killed on the Inchon Landing of Korea.


(Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

Table Rock Argus, July 5, 1951.

Military Funeral Set For Friday

COMMUNITY TO PAY LAST RESPECTS FOR MARINE
DIED IN ACTION, KOREA

A full Military Funeral will be held Friday of this week for Pfc. Lawrence A. Wilcox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wilcox of the Steinauer community, who was killed in action in August, 1950, while fighting with the Marines in Korea. He was 18 years old.

Services will be held in the Methodist Church in Table Rock Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Oden of Hickman, Nebraska, Reserve Marine Chaplain, conducting the services, assisted by Rev. E. P. Booher of Elk Creek.

Marine pallbearers, a Marine Color Guard, and a local Legion Post firing squad will be included in the final rites. Local Legion Post members met the body at the train Wednesday afternoon and escorted it to the Kovanda-Beethe Funeral Home. Burial will be made in the Table Rock cemetery.

Lawrence Wilcox joined the Marines in October, 1949, and after basic training was sent to Korea, where he was listed as missing in action on August 13, 1950. On September 1, 1950, the War Department reported him as having been killed.

Wilcox attended grade school in Table Rock and had attended high school here before enlisting with the Marines.

Table Rock business places will close from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. during the funeral services.



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  • Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 30 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55654359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence A. Wilcox (15 Aug 1932–1 Sep 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55654359, citing Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Luella Hinrichsen (contributor 47218988) .