John Gorman

(April 25, 1952) John R. Gorman, 24, was killed in action in Korea a year ago, the Defense Department declared one year after he was listed as missing in action.

Corporal Gorman was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on May 18, 1951.

Corporal Gorman 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.

His parents Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. Gorman, who moved to Nutley only a month ago from 115 Tappan Ave.,  Belleville, were informed of the casualty by a telegram from Washington.

Drafted in September 1950, Gorman arrived at the front in Korea late last summer. Corp. Gorman had been listed as missing in action since May 18, 1951. He was declared dead after one year.

Born in 1926 in Scranton, Pa., John Gorman was graduated from Good Counsel High School in Newark and Seton Hall University.

A military headstone for Corp. John Robert Gorman (Oct. 28,1926 - 18 May 18, 1951) was placed at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair, N.J.

John R. Gorman, KIA, Korea, Headstone Application


Sources

The Nutley Sun, April 25, 1952.

American Battle Monuments Commission

Headstone Source Information:

  • Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

  •  Original data: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Microfilm publication M1916, 134 rolls. ARC ID: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

  • Applications for Headstones, compiled 01/01/1925 - 06/30/1970, documenting the period ca. 1776 - 1970 ARC: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 17741985, Record Group 92. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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