PERRY (VETERAN KOR, KIA), NORMAN CAROL - Baxter County, Arkansas | NORMAN CAROL PERRY (VETERAN KOR, KIA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Norman Carol PERRY (VETERAN KOR, KIA)

Burnt School House Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

Arkansas
PRIVATE US Army
31 Infantry 7 Infantry Division
Korea
September 9, 1931-September 26, 1950
Purple Heart
Killed In Action

The Baxter Bulletin
November 16, 1950
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Perry of Lone Rock were informed last week by the War Department that their son, Pfc Norman C. Perry, 19, was killed in action in Korea on September 26. He was the first serviceman from Baxter County to be killed in the war.
Perry volunteered last March and received only one furlough before being sent overseas. He landed in Korea on September 18, with the Seventh Infantry Division and is believed to have been killed in the capture of Seoul.
He was the only son and is survived by his parents and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Odegare of Armstrong, Illinois.

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The Baxter Bulletin
August 23, 1951
Last rites for Baxter County soldier killed in action in Korea were held last week.
Services for Pvt. Norman C. Perry, 19, of Lone Rock were held Tuesday at Burnt School House Cemetery there, with military rites at the graveside and Rev. H.O. Honeycutt of Huston, officiating.
Perry was killed September 26, 1950, after participating in the Inchon landing. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Perry of Lone Rock. He entered the service February 20, 1950, and was sent overseas in July of that year.
He is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Anabell Odegard of Armstrong, IL; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Perry of Advance and his maternal, grandmother, Mrs. Belle Casteel of Lone Rock.
Pvt Perry was the first serviceman for this county killed in the Korean War.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 7/1/09 by maxparnell
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Submitted: 7/1/09 • Approved: 11/18/13 • Last Updated: 11/21/13 • R210171-G0-S3

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