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ISO relatives of MIA Eugene F. Tross, b. 1925 St. Louis MO, d. 1950 Korea
Posted by: Carol J. Bowman (ID *****2563) Date: March 31, 2007 at 09:00:09
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If anyone knows the whereabouts of this missing soldier's relatives, please contact:

Harold Davis (
40th Infantry Division
Korea 52-53

Born: October 17, 1925. Caucasian
Service # RA37647419
Unit: 21 Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
Type of casualty: Captured (POW) August 12, 1950
Died while a Prisoner of War

When the Korean War ended the enemy never returned or accounted for over 8,000 of our servicemen. They died in their hands. That was over 50 years ago. Since that time DNA has been perfected and also they are recovering remains in North Korea. Our government is obligated to return those remains to the proper family. DNA samples have been obtained from most of the families of these missing soldiers. For various reasons some families have not been located. There are 78 families in Missouri that have not been located.

When the remains are recovered and identified they will be returned to the family for proper burial. I am just an old (76 years) Combat Veteran out of the Korean War and thankful that I did return. I consider this a very noble cause and I hope that you can help in some way to find this family. For more information on the project you may go to My part in the program is to match up the lost families with the proper agency.

I will be grateful for any assistance in locating this family.

Harold Davis
40th Infantry Division
Korea 52-53

NOTE BY CAROL J. BOWMAN: I believe this is our missing soldier in 1930, living with his aunt and uncle, Edward Koenneker and Augusta Tross Koenneker.

1930 CENSUS, ST. LOUIS, ED #135, ST. LOUIS CO., MO - 5-7 Apr 1930
Page 10
4608-47-84 - (4608 Delmar Blvd.)
Edward - Head-59-Md. age 27 - MO-Ger-Ger - Collector/Tickets
Augusta - Wife-51-Md. age 21 - MO-Ger-France - (nee TROSS)
Frank - Son - 28 - Single - MO-MO-MO - Clerk - RR Yards
Doris - Lodger-26-Single - TN-US-US - Waitress/Restaurant
Eugene - NEPHEW - 4 - MO-MO-MO (b. 17 Oct 1925?)
Owen - NEPHEW - 3 - MO-MO-MO - (b. 8 Sep 1926?)
Loretta - Lodger - 5-11/12 - MO-MO-MO
Landon - Head-28-Md. age 25 - TN-TN-TN - Painter - Houses
Helen - Wife - 37 - Md. at age 33 - IL-MN-MN

In addition to Tross and Koenneker, another family name is Rappold.

Carol J. Bowman

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