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JOHN FRANCIS HALL - POW/MIA Korean War

JOHN FRANCIS HALL - POW/MIA Korean War

powmiadna (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2010 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jan 2010 1:49PM GMT
Surnames: Hall
I am searching for the family of a soldier who was killed in the Korea War. When he entered service he gave San Francisco County, Calif. as his home of record. His remains were never recovered. Our government has no family contact at this time for this soldier

Soldier: JOHN FRANCIS HALL
Born: 1916
Date of loss: 21 August 1950 MIA

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.

When the remains are recovered and identified they will be returned to the family for proper burial. I am just an old (79years) 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 http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/. 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
910-791-2333
hgdavis@bellsouth.net

Re: JOHN FRANCIS HALL - POW/MIA Korean War

nanablue2007 (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2010 12:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Harold
I am not sure how much help this will be...assuming I have the right family
California Birth

Name: John F Hall
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1916
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Kadashon
Birth County: Solano

siblings
Robert J Hall 16 Jul 1912 Male Kadashan Solano

Charles E Hall 12 Mar 1919 Male Kadashon San Francisco

Alice C Hall 21 Aug 1910 Female Kadushon San Francisco

Social Security Death Index
Name: Charles E. Hall
SSN: 567-14-4542
Last Residence: 98056 Renton, King, Washington, United States of America
Born: 12 Mar 1919
Died: 23 Mar 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Name: Robert Hall
SSN: 566-12-2797
Last Residence: 94014 Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States of America
Born: 16 Jul 1912
Died: Jul 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

California Death

Name: Alice Cornelia Boles
[Alice Cornelia Hall]
Social Security #: 544205912
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1910
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 13 Sep 1994
Death Place: Humboldt
Mother's Maiden Name: Kadashan
Father's Surname: Hall


I noted that he is listed as American Indian Citizen


U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: John F Hall
Birth Year: 1916
Race: American Indian, citizen (American)
Nativity State or Country: California
State of Residence: California

Enlistment Date: 5 Feb 1946
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: San Francisco
Branch: Infantry
Branch Code: Infantry
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Education: 1 year of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 07
Weight: 452

I ran a search on the "Kadash*n" name in reference to Indian heritage and found they appear to be originally from Alaska


Good Luck


Regards,

Connie

Re: JOHN FRANCIS HALL - POW/MIA Korean War

Kimberlee Bowman (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2011 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mr. Davis,

I don't know if you're still looking for the family of John Francis Hall...I've been working on my family tree thru Ancestry.com, and came across your request during one of my searches. My great grandmother (Alice C. Hall) would have been the sister to John, if we are indeed talking of the same person. There are a great many of us that would be related to him! Please let me know if you are still searching...what an amazing effort!!



Thank you,

Kim Bowman

Re: JOHN FRANCIS HALL - POW/MIA Korean War

jasche (View posts)
Posted: 2 Nov 2011 12:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Nov 2011 12:26PM GMT
Surnames: Hall
Dear Kim,

What is needed is a female relative of John Francis Hall to help identified this Korean POW/MIA through DNA.

If you can contribute please see:

http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/index.php?page=frs&exempt=1&am...

I am familiar with Mr. Davis's project and he is not doing family research he is spreading the news that mtDNA is needed to identify POW/MIAs

According to the Korean War Project http://www.koreanwar.org DNA is still needed for John Francis Hall.

It would be wonderful if this war causality could come home.
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