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Biography
Edward Slater Edward Slater
Pfc. Edward Slater Edward N. Slater at the Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998.
Last Name: 
SLATER
First Name Middle Initial:
EDWARD N
Nick Name:
Street:  109 HOLDER RD City & State: INDEPENDENCE, MO E-Mail:  Eslaate@Swbell.net
Zip: 64050 Phone:  Spouse: PHYLLIS
Conflict: KOREA Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 24 INF DIV I CO 21 REG.
Theater: ETO Where Captured: KOREA Date Captured: 06/19/50
Camps Held In: DEATH MARCH, SUNCHON MASALRI How Long Interned: 124 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 10/21/50 Age at Capture: 18
Medals Received: PURPLE HEART W/CLUSTER, POW MEDAL, ASIATIC PACIFIC MEDAL, U.N. MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL, OCCUPATION GER. - KOREA, JAPAN MEDAL, KOREAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, KOREAN PRESENTATION PRESIDENTIAL AWARD, AMBASSADOR TO PEACE MEDAL
Military Job: PFC, RIFLEMAN Company:
Occupation after War:  SALES

 

Bio:

Edward N. Slater of Independence, Missouri was in the 24th Infantry Division when he was captured on June 19th, 1950 in Korea. At the age of 18 Edward served 4 months on a death march before being rescued on October 21st, 1950. Edward received many awards and medals for his bravery, including the Purple Heart with Cluster, the U.N. Medal, the Ambassador to Peace Medal, and many others.
After the war Edward went into sales and retired with his spouse Phyllis, 2 children, 6 grand children, and 2 great grand children. Edward, the Missouri Department Commander and a National Service Officer for the EX-POW’s spends 3 days a week of his time at the Kansas City, MO. V.A. Hospital lending his support to "Those Who Cannot Help Themselves."

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