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PVT FRANKLIN H. "FRANK" WILKEY

Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 05, 1952

Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Jack) WILKEY of Clark SD have been officially notified by Army headquarters of the death of their son, Pvt. Franklin H. WILKEY in Korea. WILKEY, 17 years of age, son of Harold and Lula WILKEY, former residents of the Ellston vicinity, was listed as missing in action in Korea in September.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012

Private WILKEY was a member of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on September 3, 1950. Private WILKEY was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

 

SOURCES:
WWI, WWII, & Korean War Casualty Listings, ancestry.com
Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Submitted by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2009; updated August of 2012


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