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Access the records: United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953 .
The collection consists of an index of casualties of Army personnel during the Korean War. Includes dead, missing, wounded or captured soldiers. The index was acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 407 Records of the Adjutant General's Office,1905-1981.
Information found in this collection may include:
- Full name of casualty
- Day and month of casualty
- Place and year of casualty
- State and county of residence
- Year of birth (for deceased casualties only)
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- Ancestor’s name
- Other identifying information such as birth date, death date, state of residence, or branch of military in which your ancestor served
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Using the Information
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- Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
- Your ancestor’s occupation can lead you to other records such as birth, marriage, or death.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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- Department of Defense. Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties, created, 1950 - 1970, documenting the period 2/13/1950 - 12/31/1953. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC