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 Gordon E Mackie

Gordon E Mackie

Birth
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Jan 1954 (aged 31)
Germany
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot E, 122
Memorial ID 93949677 · View Source
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2LT US ARMY
KOREA
SGT. MACKIE RITES MONDAY
Funeral services will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church Monday for Sgt. Gordon G. Mackie, Oshkosh soldier who died suddenly in Germany, Jan. 22.
The twice-wounded veteran of both World War II and the Korean War was born in Oshkosh, June 3, 1922. He joined the National Guard in February of 1940 and was called to active duty with Co. H 127th Infantry Regiment, in April of 1940. He was sent to the Pacific theater where he served in Australia and New Guinea, and later with Merrill's Marauders in the China-Burma-India campaign.
Sgt. Mackie was wounded in Burma in April, 1943. He returned to the United States in August of 1944 and was discharged June 3, 1945.
Returning to Oshkosh, he was employed by the American Optical Company for two years and C. R. Meyer & Sons Construction Company for a year and a half. In that time he was again with the National Guard and rose to the rank of second lieutenant.
He enlisted in the Army April 28, 1950, and was sent to Ft. Riley, Kan. Three months later he was sent to Korea where he was wounded Sept. 2 of that year. He was hospitalized in Tokyo for two months and then flown to Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C.
In November of 1951 he went to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and two months later to Red River Arsenal, Texarkana, Tex., where he later completed a course in the small arms maintenance school. He remained there unril he was sent to Gemrnay in November of 1953.
Mr. Mackie was authorized to wear the Purple Heart with one cluster, the Bronze Star with one cluster, the combat infantryman's badge, American Defence Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Korean Campaign Ribbon, United Nations Medal, and a presidential unit citation.
Survivors are his wife, the former Cuba Jacobs, whom he married Dec. 23, 1944, at Hot Spring. Ark.; his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Mackie, Oshkosh; one sister, Mrs. John Levenhagen, Oshkosh; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sage, Oshkosh. Sgt Mackie was a member of the Oshkosh Elks and of Plymouth Congregational Church.
The Rev. Alfred C. Abrahamson will officiate at Monday's services at 1:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. Friends may call at the Konrad Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and evening and at the church from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
Courtesy of Dave McMakin


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  • Created by: Jean S
  • Added: 20 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93949677
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon E Mackie (3 Jun 1922–22 Jan 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93949677, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jean S (contributor 46844283) .