CPL Maxwell Dean Kitchen

Kitchen went MIA during the Battle of Unsan 11/2/50 He was in: L Co., 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Private First Class and posthumously promoted to Corporal. He was from Lawrence County, Kentucky. For more information: https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=206992 I have suspicions he was captured the same time Emil Kapaun was and perhaps held at Camp 5 too? My...
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Civilian Tiger POWs

The civilian group with us in captivity were not turned over to the Chinese like we were, with one exception: Kiyohito Tsutsui, a Japanese National who was KP for an artillery unit. He came to Korea with that unit and was captured with us.  He was called “Mike”.  When we were turned over to the Chinese all the Officers went to the Officers camp as did Mike. Mike was repatriated at the...
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Major (LTC) William Thomas McDaniel

There was a group of POWs, many from the 24th Division, captured near Taejon South Korea, on July 20, 1950.  This group became known as the Major McDaniel group. He was with HQ 34 Regiment of the 24th Division. They were also paraded through Seoul like we Tigers were. Later they were taken to Pyongyang like we were. They were taken to the infamous Sunchon tunnel where they were slaughtered!...
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Elliott Sortillo

On January 1, 2021, Elliott Sortillo, 86, said his goodbyes, surrendered his fight, and passed peacefully.  He left under a glorious sunset and was bid a hero’s farewell, his flags waving in unison.  With grace and humility, he bravely walked to meet his maker, and to reunite with loved ones and his POW brothers in arms. Born on July 3rd, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to parents...
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