Posted By:Carol J. Bowman
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Subject:ISO relatives of MIA Hugh Norman Sommer, Jr., b. ca. 1928 MO, d. 1951 Korea
Post Date:November 08, 2006 at 13:56:54
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If anyone knows the whereabouts of relatives of Hugh Norman Sommer, Jr. (s/o Hugh N. Sommer and Amanda H. Richter or Richters), please contact:

Harold Davis (hgdavis@bellsouth.net)
40th Infantry Division
Korea 52-53
910-791-2333

Query per Harold Davis:

I am searching for the family of a soldier who was killed in the Korea War.

Soldier: HUGH N. SOMMER, JR.
Born: ca. 1928 in MO
Date of loss: April 22, 1951. Missing in action. His remains were never recovered.

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 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

1930 CENSUS, CARONDOLET TWP., OAKLAND TOWN, ED #14, ST. LOUIS CO., MO - 4 Apr 1930
Page 4
810-39-40 - (Lockwood St.) - next door to Emil J. Sommer-38-MO, Agnes Sommer-37-MO, Lee G. Sommer-12-MO (cousin?)
SOMMER
Hugh N. - Head - M - W - 35 - Md. at age 26 - MO-MO-MO - Salesman - Dry Goods
Amanda H. - Wife - F - W - 32 - Md. at age 23 - MO-Germany-Germany
Ruth H. - Dau. - F - W - 5 - MO-MO-MO - (ca. 1925)
Hugh N., Jr. - Son - M - W - 1-10/12 - MO-MO-MO - (ca. 1928)