Central High School - Red and Black Yearbook (St Louis, MO)

 - Class of 1951

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g. nhirariinn This volume of the RED AND BLACK is dedicated to the Central men and women who served their country and the United Nations in the Korean crisis. ZS LLM Mr. Alexander and Frieda Gill displaying the Design for the Korean War Service Roll. Zin glliemnrietm PFC. FRED G. BEVFODEN Pfc. Fred G. Bevfoden was a member of the USM CR "E" Co., 7th Regiment, lst Bn., lst Marine Division. After eight weeks of Boot Training at Camp Pendleton, California, Fred left in late September, 1950, for a further three weeks' train- ing period in Japan before going to Korea. It was on November 28, 1950, at the Changjin Reservoir, that he met death on the battlefield. From the letter of commendation written to F'red's mother by his superior officer, it seems clear that death was instantaneous. He received the Purple Heart. Fred was a Six in Central when the Korean War broke out. Being a reserve, he had to give up school. He would have graduated with our pres- PFC. DONALD E. EICHSCHLAG Pfc. Donald E. Eichschlag was connected with the USMCH "D" Co., 7th Regiment, 2nd Bn., lst Marine Division. He entered Boot Camp in June, 1950, left St. Louis on August 4, and met death at the Changjin Reservoir, Yudami Hill, at 1 A.M. on November 28, 1950. A St. Louis friend, Dan Drew, who was with Donald in his final battle re- ports that his death, from a head wound, was in- stantaneous. James D. Hammond, Jr., of the 7th Marine, 1st Division, wrote to Mrs. Eichschlagz "Donald's integrity and devotion to duty won for him the respect of all his comrades, particularly in the Korean Campaign, where he paid the su- preme sacriffce. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Though Donald received his diploma from Beau- mont,he was in Central lonq enouqh to make many

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