Knapke, Anthony Leo, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 4745, POW/MIA
Service Years
1949 - 1950

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Minster, Ohio

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1950
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
remains not found

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 19th Infantry 24th Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1950-1950, 4745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry
  1950-1950, 4745, 24th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 4745, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Anthony Knapke had served during WWII, enlisting on 29 June 1944 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He served in the Pacific, and in the Occupation of Japan following the War.  He re-enlisted on 4 April 1949. (Note: May not have been a break in service.)

In Korea, he served with HQ and HQ Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.

He was taken prisoner by the North Koreans, and  was shot to death on the "Tiger Death March" by a guard between Manpo and Chunggang-jin, North Korea on 4 November 1950. His remains were not recovered.

In March 1961, his mother requested that an "In Memory" marker be placed in Saint Augustine Cemetery, Minster, Ohio, though noted as "nonrecoverable"  See:  DD Form 1330 1 AUG 60  Application for a Headstone or Marker.
Notes?links: (The Johnson List for the Tiger March, etc.)
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