SCHMIEDING, John I.
John I. Schmieding was born October 2, 1926, at Ipswich, Edmunds County, South Dakota, to Christian and Mary Schmieding. He was raised in the Orient area of Hand County. Before he was drafted into the Army, John farmed with his father near Orient. On November 24, 1952, John entered active service at Sioux Falls. Schmieding went overseas on April 29, 1953 as part of Detachment A, 43rd Engineers Battalion, which was a construction outfit. Private First Class Schmieding was wounded in battle in Korea in the summer of 1953 and had spent a good deal of time in the hospital. On May 15, 1954, Pfc. John I. Schmieding was killed as a passenger in a Jeep that was delivering mail at Camp Bender, Japan
Contributed by Christine Walters - Korean War Memorial