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Izuma Takara

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Izuma Takara

Posted: 1301196455000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Takara
Looking for Izuma Takara. He was a soldier in the Korean War with my Dad, William (Bill) Wiedmaier, and was wounded with a mortar, which gave him a serious chest wound on August 14 1952, near Chorwon, North Korea, along with my dad.
They were cut off from their company that day on a side of a hill and were getting hit with mortars pretty hard and were both injured. They finally got to the Inchon River, where they floated downstream, while the enemy was shooting at them with machine guns. They finally caught up with their company and were sent to different hospitals. That was the last time my Dad saw Izuma, he doesn't know whether he lived or died, until a couple of weeks ago, when I found a list of the casualties that day. Izuma Takara is as follows:

Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957
about Izumi Takara
Name: Izumi Takara
Race: Mongolian
Home State: Hawaii
Casualty Date: 14 Aug 1952
Casualty Country: North Korea Sector
Casualty Type: Returned to Duty (FECOM)

Group: Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Branch: Infantry
Component: AUS - 21 Months
Rank: Private First Class
Pay Grade: Private First Class
Previous Detail: Seriously wounded in action by missile
Disposed Date: 20 Dec 1952
Organization: In Div - 3rd
Element Sequence: Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit #: 0015
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantryman

Please contact me via email at:, or call at 785 580-9329 (ask for Tim), if you have any information about him, it would be really cool if Dad could talk to him after all these years.

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