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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Franklin Jack Chapman

Franklin Jack Chapman, Sr. of Santa Fe, NM, died on January 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Claudette, and children: Debbie DeMarais, Jack Jr. (Rob Howe), Cindy (Mano Jones), and Patrick. Jack was born on January 24, 1932, in Wagoner, OK. At 16, he enlisted in the Army and in 1950 was sent to Korea. On November 30, 1950, as part of the Heavy Weapons Platoon, Company D, 31st Infantry...
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Robert W. Fleming

Robert W. Fleming, Sr. of Memphis, TN the first Korean POW to be released in Operation Little Switch has gone to his eternal home – Robert W. Fleming, Sr., 88, passed away December 6, 2018 at VA Hospital, Memphis from numerous illnesses. He was a BAR man with the 2nd Infantry Indianhead Division and captured when Chinese over ran their position. Status unknown for almost 1 1/2 years,...
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Bill Norwood

William Kenneth “Bill” Norwood, 87, of Cleveland, TN passed away Wednesday at his home surrounded by family. A native of Polk County and a resident of Cleveland for 34 years, he was the eldest of three children born to William J. Norwood and Alice Stone Burnette, both of whom preceded him in death, along with his brother, Franklin R. Norwood. Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years,...
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Joseph Q. Tarbuck

Joseph Q. Tarbuck was promoted to Glory on February 7, 2018 at Gulf Breeze, Florida.  He was a Circuit Judge for many years. He was born on September 13, 1931. Joe joined the Army right after graduating from High School in Harrisburg PA and was assigned to Hq Btry, 63rd FAB of the 24thInfantry Division on the Island of Kyushu, Japan. Joe went with his unit to Korea when the North invaded the...
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Larry Schadler

Larry passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018. He was 90 years old. He will be cremated and interred in his hometown in Michigan at a later date.
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