In Memory of
U.S. Army Corporal Leola, South Dakota
McPherson County

November 25, 1929-December 6, 1950 (MIA)
                                      December 31, 1953 (FOD)
Missing in Action, Presumed Dead in Korea


Raymond Clifford Jung was born on farm southeast of Hosmer, South Dakota, on November 25, 1929, to Mr. Adam Jung and Mrs. Esther (Gutjahr) Jung. He had a brother, Delbert. When Raymond was six, the family moved to another farm south of Hosmer, which is where Raymond attended school. Then in 1944 Raymond and his parents moved to a farm west of Leola. Raymond stayed on the farm with his parents to help with the farm work.

Raymond Clifford Jung enlisted in the U.S Army and began his active service on January 18, 1949, at Camp Chaffe, Arkansas. In April 1950, before going overseas, he received some time off, which he spent with his parents at the farm. When his leave had ended, Raymond was sent to Camp Stoneman, California. He was at Camp Stoneman for two weeks before he was sent to Japan on May 11, 1949. Pfc. Jung spent a couple of months in Japan, and then was sent to Korea with the 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division.

Private Raymond Clifford Jung was reported missing in action in Korea on December 6, 1950, and his parents were notified soon after. There was no further word as to his fate, and Corporal Jung was later declared dead and given a presumptive date of death of December 31, 1953. A memorial service was held in his honor on January 17, 1954. It is believed there is a memorial marker for him in the Leola Cemetery.

Raymond Clifford Jung was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. It is believed he was promoted to Corporal posthumously.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Chantelle Rae Janke, 8th grade, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota on July 13, 2004. The American Battle Monuments Commission, the South Dakota National Guard Museum, the McPherson Co. Herald, January 11, 1951 and February 4, 1954, issues provided information for this entry. Approved by Delbert Jung, brother.