Private First Class Short was a member of Company C, 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on November 7, 1950. Private First Class Short was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. (Korean War Honor Roll, American Battle Monuments Commission, www.abmc.gov)
Owego G.I. Is Killed In Korea
Owego - Pfc. Raymond Uriah Short, 21, of 96 Franklin St., was killed in action in North Korea, Nov. 7, the first Owego soldier to lose his life in the present war. Mr. and Mrs. Uriah J. Short, his parents, were notified by telegram from Gen. C. B. Cates, U.S. Marine Corps commandant, that their son had been killed in action.
Pfc. Short enlisted in the Marine Corps Jan. 7, 1948, and was shipped overseas Aug. 18, 1949. He received a leg wound from a shell fragment Sept. 20, but was able to return to duty the same day.
Before his enlistment, Pfc. Short graduated from Owego Free Academy and was employed at the Endicott Johnson shoe factory and at Stakmore Company.
(Syracuse (NY) Herald Journal, Tuesday, November 14, 1950)
Parents: Uriah John Short and Viola Irene Tennant Short.
Siblings: Phillip L. and Duane deceased; 5 living siblings.
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