Courtesy of the American battle Monumnts Commission:
North Braddock, Pennsylvania
Born January 7, 1922
Sergeant First Class, United States Army
Killed in Action
Died August 3, 1950 in Korea
Sergeant First Class Ondrey was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of the 8202nd Army Unit, Korean Military Assistance Group (KMAG). He was Killed in Action while advising the South Koreans near Hamchang, South Korea on August 3, 1950.
For his leadership and valor, Staff Sergeant Ondrey was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ondrey, 28, was killed Aug. 3, 1950 — a week before his son turned 8. Andrew Ondrey still admires the military and wanted to attend the Air Force Academy at one time. But when he goes to his father's grave in Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, D.C., the pain he has tried to bury rises to the surface. ”It hasn't changed,” Ondrey says. ”It's still there.”
- SGT 1C US ARMY
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/07/1922
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/03/1950
- BURIED AT: SECTION 12 SITE 8240
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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