American Legion Davidson – Haltom Post 157 in Henderson is searching for relatives of these three men who died while in military service during the Korean War. Their names are immortalized on the Korean War monument stone in front of the Chester County Courthouse. These American heroes will be remembered individually during this year’s Memorial Day commemoration presently scheduled for Memorial Day, May 29, 2023 in the Council chambers at Henderson City Hall.
Harold L. Rhodes was killed in action on February 17, 1951 at the age of 26 and is interred in Henderson City Cemetery. He left his parents, the Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Rhodes of Henderson and his wife (of 2 days), the former Patsy Miller of also of Henderson. He had no siblings or children.
Ray Franklin Dunn died on November 1, 1951 at the age of 25 when the US Army jeep in which he was a passenger rolled over in Japan into a creek and he drowned under the vehicle before he could be rescued. He is interred in Cave Spring Cemetery in Henderson. He left his wife (unnamed), his mother, Mrs. Sarah Dunn Sweet of Lakeland, Fla., a 10-month-old son, Robert F. Dunn in Japan, six brothers and six sisters.
Eugene Marvin Cox was killed in action on January 24, 1952 at the age of 22 and is also interred in Cave Springs Cemetery. He left his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert S. Cox of Bethel Springs and two sisters, Mrs. Jim Hearn of Henderson and Miss Patsy Cox of Bethel Springs.
Anyone with information on these three patriots is asked to notify the American Legion at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul Martin at 903-445-4913.