Miljus, Brunko, Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, 1745, 2nd Infantry Division
Service Years
1948 - 1954

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Portland

Casualty Date
Mar 03, 1954
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION COL-5 ROW 297 SITE B

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1954, Korean War Fallen

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 1745, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment
  1951-1951, 1745, 2nd Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Profile incomplete:  Details of earlier service. 

Note:  As a young man, Brunko Miljus served int he Merchant Marine in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  Last know assignment was in the Philippines.

Sgt. Brunko Miljus served with Company K,  3rd battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

He was taken prisoner near Hoengsong, Korea.

Sgt. Miljus was listed as MIA since 12 February 1951. He was held as a POW in North Korea, and believed to have died of mistreatment in that camp in December 1951.  (Official presumption of death 3 March 1954.)

His remains were finally identified. The North Koreans had returned 208 boxes holding the remains of at least 400 servicemen in 1992. Only 49 have been identified to date.

He left a wife and a young son at the time of his loss in 1951.

He was interred 30 April 2011 in Willamette National Cemetery, Happy Valley, Oregon.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html

http://www.2id.org/2-38-m.htm (casualty listing)

Text: "Oregon MIA Laid to Rest after 60 Years", The Oregon Legionnaire, June-July 2011, page 1.

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/04/brunko_miljus.html (video of interment ceremonies)

http://photos.oregonlive.com/oregonian/2011/04/funeral_for_korean_war_veteran.html (photo)
   
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