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Korean
War Casualties from Brevard County.

These servicemen were either from Brevard County

or had family connections in Brevard County


We have been very liberal in our definition of a Brevard County veteran. Generally, we have listed all the names inscribed on the Memorial Wall, all the names we found listed on official U. S. Government web sites as residents of Brevard County, all those with a hometown located in the county, and all those whose obituary could be found in the local newspapers.






Bennett, Emory L.
Colson, Clayton
Floe, Merton Verne
Linneman, Harry, Jr.
McCormick, James
Rose, Edward M.
Schmidt, Henry R.
Sheridan, Richard B.

Simmons, Irvin O, Jr.































Pfc. Emory L. Bennett


Hometown: New Smyrna Beach

U. S. Army


Serial # 14371165


Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment,
3rd Infantry Division

Killed in Action June 24, 1951
in Korea

Awarded Medal of Honor


American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Emory Bennett is listed at the Find A Grave web site.
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Listed on Korean War Project web site.
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Korean War Honor Roll:

        "Private First Class Bennett was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. On June 24, 1951, two enemy battalions attacked his company near Sobangsan, North Korea. He left his foxhole firing his automatic rifle inflicting serious casualties upon the enemy. Although seriously wounded, he single-handedly defended his position so his unit could withdraw until he was mortally wounded. For his leadership and extreme valor, Private First Class Bennett was awarded the Medal of Honor, 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."

       
 








Pfc. Merton Verne Floe


Hometown: Hennepin, Minnesota
Brevard County Connection: Unknown


U. S. Army


Serial # 55036513


17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division


Died of Wounds August 27, 1951

Buried Arlington National Cemetery Section 34, Site 2671

American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Korean War Honor Roll:

        "Private First Class Floe was a member of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on August 26, 1951 and died of those wounds the following day". Private First Class Floe was a member of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on August 26, 1951 and died of those wounds the following day. Private First Class Floe 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."













Corporal Harry Linneman, Jr.


Hometown: Paterson , New Jersey

Brevard County Connection: Unknown

U. S. Army


Serial # 14329521


Missing in Action – Presumed Dead, December 12, 1950
American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php
Korean War Honor Roll:

        Corporal Linneman was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on December 12, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Corporal Linneman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.














Airman Second Class James McCormick


Hometown: Fort Pierce, Florida

Brevard County Connections: Unknown

U. S. Air Force


Serial # AF14358037


Non-hostile Air Crash, September 12, 1952
American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Paul Berry is listed at the Find A Grave web site.
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Listed on Korean War Project.
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Korean War Honor Roll:

        "Airman Second Class McCormick was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Wing. On September 12, 1952, while on a combat mission, the aircraft's wings iced up and caused the aircraft to stall and crash 21 miles southwest of Kangnung, South Korea. His remains were recovered. Airman Second Class McCormick was awarded the Purple Heart, 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."















Sergeant First Class Edward McDonald Rose


Hometown: Brevard County, Florida

U. S. Army

Serial # 37729754


Missing in Action – Presumed Dead, November 28, 1951
American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Listed on Korean War Project web site.
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Korean War Honor Roll:

        "Sergeant First Class Rose was a member of Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. While his unit was supporting the 35th Infantry Regiment near Yongsan, Korea on November 28, 1950, he was listed as Missing in Action. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. For his leadership and valor, Sergeant First Class Rose was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal."

















Master Sergeant Henry Schmidt, Jr
.

Hometown: Brevard County, Florida

U. S. Army


Serial # 14329598

Killed in Action, March 17, 1951

American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Listed on Korean War Project web site.
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Korean War Honor Roll:

        "Master Sergeant Schmidt was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on March 17, 1951. Master Sergeant Schmidt was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal."


















First Lieutenant Richard B. Sheridan


Hometown: Brevard County, Florida

U. S. Army


Serial # O-963356


Killed in Action, September 12, 1950


American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Listed on Korean War Project web site.
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Korean War Honor Roll:

        "First Lieutenant Sheridan was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 12, 1950. First Lieutenant Sheridan was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal."
















Private Irvin O. Simmons


Hometown: Brevard County, Florida

U. S. Army


Serial # 53136631


Died of Wounds, July 27, 1953

American Battle Monument Commission at http://www.abmc.gov/search/koreanwar.php

Listed on Korean War Project web site.
Click HERE to visit.

Korean War Honor Roll:

        "Private Simmons was a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on July 27, 1953 and died of those wounds later that day. Private Simmons was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal."