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Pvt. Baithazor was KIA (killed in action) by a 82MM mortar round that exploded beside him killing instantly. Shrapnel penetrated the left side of his head and face. He was killed in action approximately 2140 hours on Monday 3 November 1952. Pvt. Balthazor was in his foxhole at the time. There were 3 men killed in the 40th Div that day. Pvt Balthazor was the 22,384th man killed in Korea. He was on Sandbag Castle assigned to "C" Company. The enemy was attacking at the time that the 82MM round went off. Sandbag Castle was situated just to the east of Heartbreak Ridge. The Punchbowl was to the east of Sandbag Castle.

Pvt.Balthazor was born and raised in Bear Creek, Wisc., drafted into the US Army in February of 1951. He arrived in Korea in September of 1952. He was sent to "C" Company as a replacement. The information and photos were submitted by a relation of Pvt. Balthazor who served in the U S Navy during the Korean War.2 Nov 1950--24 August 1954

Kieth Wm. Dallmann
68 Elmore St.
Holyoke, MA 01040-1067
(413)-532-8613

Mr Dallman is looking for anyone that served with Pvt. Balthazor. Also looking for names for the photos below. If anyone has some information they can either send the information to Mr. Dallman or E-Mail it to me.

If anyone has any photos that they feel would be of interest to Korean War Veterans that are willing to place on this site please image and I will be glad to put them on this site.



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KIA--3 November 1952
PVT.DURRELL M. BALTHAZOR
1931--1952
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3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, "C" Company
224th Inf Regt, 40th Inf Div.
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Juan Maldonado. Photo taken at a beer hall in Camp Hogan, Japan. On R&R ??

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Top left is William D.Slughter. Bottom right is Juan Maldonado. This photo must have been taken at the Camp Hogan beer hall in Japan prior to going to Korea. Camp Hogan was where the 224th Inf Regt was stationed while in Japan.

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On left is Roy Gremillion, and Juan Maldonado on right.

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Person unknown.

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Standing left to right: Coons, Bill Miller, Dick, Chuck. Kneeling left Charlie and Sgt Moore on right.

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All these are unknown. Mean looking any how.

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This person is unknown.

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Standing on right Bill Miller. Bill died 24 March 1981. Other two are unknown.

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