Colonel Ralph Parker Dixon Jr.

Colonel Ralph Parker Dixon Jr., USA Retired passed away on Monday, November 9. I have attached his obituary with the permission of his daughter, Janet Dixon Nardone. This soldier was captured on April 25, 1951 and was in Camps #3, #5, and #2 until his release on September 4, 1953. Like many of those who served in Korea, Colonel Dixon went on to live a full life in the service of his country.   Obituary, Ralph Parker Dixon Jr....
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Paul T. O’Dowd LTC

Captured in Hoengsong North Korea Feb 12 1951 was one of the last to cross “Freedoms Bridge”… the “Bridge of No Return” Sep 6 1953.  Declared a KIA but Came home Paul T. O’Dowd LTC. US Army Ret.  American Hero Patriot, and my dad passed away at his home.   He will be interned  at Arlington VA.  with Full Military Honors, Dec 3 2015. 3:30 pm .  Any one wishing to attend please respond to the family.   Thank you in advance for disseminating this to other POW’s.  ...
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Martin Joseph Tullio

TIGER CALLED TO GLORY Martin Joseph Tullio was called to Glory today (October 19, 2015) at 7:43 AM.  He was at his home at 38509-251stPlace S.E. Emumclaw, WA 98022-6808. He leaves his wife for life, Carolrae and many children and Grandchildren and assorted relatives.  They will all be identified when I get the Obit. Martin was a member of A Company, 34th Infantry Regiment of the 24thInfantry Division and went with his unit from Japan to Korea during the first week of fighting in that war in July 1950.  At the time he was a Private of Infantry and was released at a Private First Class. Martin (Marty) was captured by elements of the North Korean Army on July 10, 1950 in South Korea.  He was a Prisoner of War for over 37 months and was released on August 30, 1953. He was held by both the North Koreans and later by the Chinese Army.  He was on the Tiger Death March where 89 were shot to death.  Marty saw 58% of the Tiger Survivors perish mostly under the North Koreans. While a POW Martin always helped his fellow Prisoners of War and carried them on the march. Martin is gone from us now to a better place I am sure.  He will join other Tiger Survivors and help build our encampment in Glory. RIP Martin Tullio a great friend in life. Shorty the...
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Robert Dyer

Robert Dyer, from Camp #1 company #2, passed away today, May 10, 2015. submitted by Eugene Ramos
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Raymond Unger

Raymond M. Unger, 85 years, Army Korean War Veteran. (Ex P.O.W.). Beloved husband of Elsie for 60 years. Devoted father of Mary (Greg) Williams and Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Thomas (Lauren) and Michael (Kristin) Williams and Rachel Unger. Dear brother of Al. Visitation Monday, April 6th, 3-9 P.M. Funeral Tuesday, 9 A.M. from the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 West 127th Street, Crestwood, to Incarnation Church for a 9:30 A.M. Mass. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Member of Korean War Ex P.O.W. Association, Windy City Veterans and the V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 708 824-9000 or...
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Donald Francis Ryder

Donald Francis Ryder, 85 of East Harwich, passed away at home on March 9, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Edith M. (Lowe) Ryder, two daughters Donna Ryder Kelley, and Michele Ryder. He also leaves five stepchildren Kathleen DeLalla and her husband Eugene, Joanne Miller and her husband Raymond, Rober Parr and his wife Kimberly Conley, Daniel Parr and his fiancé Deborah Devaney, and Kevin Parr and his wife Kelly, a brother Jesse Ryder, 25 Grandchildren and 27 Great Grandchildren. Donald was the son of the of the late Louise (Chase) and Everett Ryder, and brother of the late Mary Ellis, Phyllis Stevens, and Everett, Roland and Kenneth Ryder. Born in Barnstable, he was a lifelong resident of Harwich. In his youth he aspired to become a jockey but was told he was too tall. He was educated in the Harwich School System and served with the United States Army Special Tactical Unit. He was captured in North Korea and held as a POW for 28 months. Following his military service he returned to Harwich and worked as a commercial fisherman and following work in the Harwich Water Dept., he went to work for the Natural Resource Dept. Don served as assistant natural resource officer, assistant fish and game warden and assistant harbor master prior to his retirement. He was instrumental in starting and maintaining the quahog seeding program and the Saquatucket Harbor docks, bubbler system. Don served as the first Commander of the Dennis Port VFW post 8074 and was a life-long member of the Chatham VFW. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading National Geographic, and had a life-long love of animals and wildlife. He enjoyed traveling with Edie to Japan, Canada and throughout the United States, as well as attending POW reunions in Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado. Visiting hours will be held on Friday April 17, from 10 am – 12 noon at the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home 678 Main St., Harwich Center. A service with military honors will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers gifts in Donald’s memory may be made to the Cape Cod Hospital, Cardiac Care Unit, 27 Park St., Hyannis, MA...
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