Ecorse Korean War Soldiers
Four soldiers from Ecorse participated in the exercise, "Operation Signpost" which ended July 28, 1951. Pfc. Arthur Mays, gun loader, 4129 Eighteenth; Pfc. Henry Gordy, switch board operator, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Gordy, 4004 Eighteenth; Pfc. James D. Carter, chief machine gunner, whose parents live at 3841 Nineteenth; Pfc. Carl Salley, cannoneer whose parents live at 3982 Twelfth.
All four men entered the Army in February 1951. Mays and Carter attended Ecorse High School. Gordy studied at Michigan State Normal College and Salley was graduated from Cass Technical High School.
Their anti-aircraft unit worked jointly with the Air Force Canadian air defense and a major portion of the Civilian Ground Observer Corps to guard the Pacific Northwest during Operation Sign Post.
Ecorse Sergeant to Leave Korea
Specialist First Class Raymond Tandle, of the 25th Infantry Division in Korea, whose wife Dorothy Jean lives at 4534 Fifth Street, Ecorse, is returning to the United States from Korea under the Army's rotation plan. He was a member of the 25th Infantry Division, one of the first U.S. units to fight on the peninsula.
A supply sergeant with the 65th Engineer Combat Battalion, SFC Tandle entered the Army in February 1951. He arrived in Korea last September.
Ecorse Man Service with U.S. Army in Korea
Pvt. Frederick C. Lackey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Lackey, 3998 Twelfth in Ecorse, is now serving with the 45th Infantry Division on the front lines in Korea.
Lackey, a member of the 189th Artillery Battalion, entered the Army in November 1951.