CPL Martin Mitchel Chepke
Corporal Chepke enlisted in the Army out of Ohio, and served as a Light Weapons Infantryman in the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry during the Korean War. On September 20th, 1951 he was Killed in Action while fighting in South Korea. He was one of ten men from Ohio alone who died on that day in Korea.
I've mentioned before that it's often times hard to find much info about the men who fought and died in the Korean War, because it's been such a long time since that conflict occurred. Most of the family that personally knew these men are either very old or have also passed away. It's a sad reality in which many of these young men who perished on the battlefield have nobody that knew them in person to remember them. But I refuse to let their memory fade and become just another name in a long list of casualties.
CPL Chepke was a hero, a true warrior, and a brother that died doing what he swore an oath to do. He was a Golden Dragon, through and through. And he earned his place at the Right of the Line.
I've been doing these small memorials for some time now both on Facebook and on my previous site. The purpose is to not only remember our fallen brothers from the 14th Infantry Regiment, but to show the families that we will always care and never forget.