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WWII & Korean Marine Grouping KIA Chosin Reservoir


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This grouping belongs to SSgt Edward F. Schafenacker. I don't have ancestry anymore, but from the limited searches it sounds like he was in the 3rd Amphibious Corps in 1943 and possibly the 15th Marines in the 6th Marine Division at the end of the war.

 

 

In between the wars he was a Fort Wayne Indiana Police officer and also became a Free Mason in 1947.

 

I'm guessing he was recalled for Korea and I found this online.

 

Staff Sergeant Schafenacker was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy in Korea and died of those wounds on December 8, 1950 at the Chosin Reservoir.
What is so neat about this grouping is how complete it is. It looks like they took most of his possessions and boxed them up. It also contained a 2nd grouping to a Richard R. Schafenacker who looks like he was a Sgt in the Inantry in the Pacific. I'm guessing Richard was Edward's brother, but I don't know for sure.
Here is the start of the group. There will be a lot of posts as this is a pretty big grouping.
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