Roy Luther KIRKPATRICK

Male 1932 - 1950  (17 years)


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  • Name Roy Luther KIRKPATRICK 
    Born 23 Sep 1932  Jonesboro, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 May 1940  St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1940 Census - Normandy Township, St. Louis County, Missouri
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Died 26 Jul 1950  Missing/Action, Yongdong, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    POW 20 Sep 1950  Seoul, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Roy Luther Kirkpatrick, RA-17266722, served in E Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division and was listed as MIA on 26 July, 1950. Newspaper clipping shows "R Kirkpatrick" in the middle of the blackboard at Moo Hak High School in Seoul, Korea where he was held prisoner until 20 Sep 1950 and then marched north.
    _Schoolroom_Newspaper_clip.jpg
    _Schoolroom_Newspaper_clip.jpg
    Death 31 Dec 1953 
    Memorial 30 May 1954  Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Memorial Plaque dedicated and placed at Salem Baptist Church.
    Roy Kirkpatrick Memorial.tif
    Roy Kirkpatrick Memorial.tif
    _UID 0689057E193149F2829FE0317B0F2E0283CB 
    Person ID I4587  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2014 

    Father Clyde Graham KIRKPATRICK,   b. 26 Aug 1892, Calhoun, Henry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1959, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Cassa Elizabeth EMERSON,   b. 19 Nov 1906, Vigus, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1989, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1925  Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1932 - Jonesboro, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1950 - Missing/Action, Yongdong, Korea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMemorial - 30 May 1954 - Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Roy Kirkpatrick.tif
    Roy Kirkpatrick.tif
    Roy Kirkpatrick MIA Chalkboard.tif
    Roy Kirkpatrick MIA Chalkboard.tif

    Documents
    Roy Kirkpatrick MIA Telegram.pdf
    Roy Kirkpatrick MIA Telegram.pdf
    Roy Kirkpatrick MIA Letter.pdf
    Roy Kirkpatrick MIA Letter.pdf
    Roy Kirkpatrick Death Letter.pdf
    Roy Kirkpatrick Death Letter.pdf

  • Notes 
    • Private First Class, U.S. Army
      Service Number 17266722

      Private First Class Kirkpatrick was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 26, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Private First Class Kirkpatrick was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

  • Sources 
    1. [S641] 1940 - U.S.Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T627, enumeration district (ED) 95-254, p. 17A, household 346 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S120] Newspaper Article.