b. 11 June 1931, d. 13 October 1951
|Birth*||Robert F Deem was born on 11 June 1931 at Wood County, WV.1 |
|Milit-Beg*||He began military service in April 1949 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. |
|Milit-End*||He ended military service in October 1951; Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. |
|Death*||He died on 13 October 1951 at North Korea at age 20; killed during the Korean War|
Name: Robert F Deem
Birth Date: 1931
Home State: West Virginia
Casualty Date: 13 Oct 1951
Casualty Country: North Korea Sector
Casualty Type: Killed in Action OR Missing in Action, KIA
Group: KIA or Missing in Action, KIA
Component: USA - RA (Reg Army)
Pay Grade: Corporal
Disposed Date: 13 Oct 1951
Disposed Place: North Korea
Organization: Cv Div Inf - 1st
Element Sequence: Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit #: 0008
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantryman
Corporal Deem was a member of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on October 13, 1951. Corporal Deem 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.
Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll.1,2
|Misc Document|| Western Union Telegram received in refernce to the remains of his son Cpl. Robert Deem. on 23 January 1952. |
|Obituary*||His obituary published on 3 February 1952 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Funeral services for Cpl. Robert F Deem, 20 of Mineral Wells, who was killed in action in Korea October 13, 1951 will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Shaver and Hyham funeral home. The Rev. R. L. Phillips will officiate and burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.|
Cpl. Deem was serving with Company L, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, was born June 11, 1931, the son of Walter L. Deem, 1407 Fifth street, Vienna, and the late Nellie E. Boice Deem.
He attended Parkersburg High School, entering service in April 1949. He received his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and before being sent to Korea in April 1951, was stationed in Ft. Myer, Va.
In addition to his father, he leaves his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boice, Mineral Wells, with whom he made his home the past six years; two sisters, Joan Deem, Latrobe Street and Shirley Deem, Route 3, Belpre; one brother Freddie Deem, Vienna.
Military graveside rite will be conducted by Parkersburg Post 15, American Legion.3
|Burial*||He was buried on 4 February 1952 at Evergreen South, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.1 |
|Headstone*||Headstone on 5 February 1952 at Evergreen South, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.4 |