Knapke, Anthony Leo, Sgt

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


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Minster
Last Address
Minster, Ohio

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
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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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 19th Infantry 24th Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1950-1950, 4745, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry /HHC
  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.

Note:
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.
   
Comments/Citation
Notes?links:

http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/units1/19ir.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8747836&ref=acom
http://www.koreanwar.org/tiger/military.htm (The Johnson List for the Tiger March, etc.)
 
 
   
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