Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sunday's Obituary : John Cooper LeMaster (1935-1953)

Source: Lima News, Lima, Ohio, June 10, 1953, page 2.

Pfc. John C. Lemaster

Ft. Recovery - Funeral services for Pfc. John Cooper Lemaster, 18, who died in Korea of mortar shell wounds March 27, 1953, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Riffle funeral home with the Rev. Robert McCleary in charge.  Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery.

The body will arrive here Wednesday morning.  An honor guard from American Legion posts of Ft. Recovery and Portland, Ind. will conduct military rites.  The youth attended elementary school here and junior high school at Portland.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lemaster; a brother, Larry, in the Army; a sister, Donna Jane, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lemaster, Portland, and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Gibbons, New Weston, and a great-grandfather, John Burkey, Portland.


There is a memorial to him at the FindAGrave website, which states that he died at Pork Chop Hill.

The obituary has his grandparents wrong, they were Chesley and Clara (BURKEY) LeMASTER.

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