News: Marathon County Korean War Casualties (1951)

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Surnames: Rose, Stenzel, Mueller, Strehlow, Mrocenski, Schoonover, Feit, Nikolai, Hintz

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/08/1951

Nine of 57 March Draft Men are Casualties

The young men of Marathon county, Wisconsin who went off to serve their country last March 21 have already paid more than their share in blood for the United Nations efforts for victory in Korea.

It was a typical March day - cool and windy - when 57 Marathon county young men, all in their early twenties to late teens, reported to the ? service office in the courthouse annex at Wausau and boarded Greyhound buses for the trip to Milwaukee and induction into the armed forces.

Today, a little more than seven months later, nine of them have been battle casualties in far-off Korea. Two have paid the price of liberty with their lives, six have been wounded on the field of battle and one has been reported missing in action.

Nearly every on of the battle victims received infantry basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., came home on furlough in July and arrived in Korea by mid-August.

Those of the group who have made the supreme sacrifice were:

Pfc. Douglas W. Rose, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rose of Wausau, killed in action Oct. 4.

Pfc. Lawrence F. Stenzel, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Stenzel, town of Rietbrock, killed in action Sept. 21.

The GI missing in action is Pfc. Edwin Mueller, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mueller, town of Wien. He has been missing since Sept. 25.

The roster of wounded includes the following:

Pvt. Harvey G. Strehlow, Ringle, route 1, wounded Aug. 30.

Pvt. Alphonse J. Mroczenski, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mroczenski, town of Rib Falls, wounded Sept. 23.

Pfc. Walter Schoonover, Jr., 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schoonover, town of Weston, and husband of Mrs. Lauerne Schoonover, Milwaukee, lost his right leg early in October.

Pvt. Richard C. Feit, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Feit, town of Kroenwetter, wounded Oct. 7.

Pvt. Jerome R. Nikolai, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nikolai, Wausau, wounded Oct. 10.

Cpl. Delmar A. Hintz, 22, son of Mrs. Francis Hintz, Wausau, route 2, wounded Oct. 11.



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