Basil Varney Jr.

Korean War
Service #35442690
UnitI CO 34 INF 24 DIV
RankCorporal U.S. Army
Date of DeathSeptember 21 1950
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Prisoner of War Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Corporal Varney was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Corporal Varney was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 7, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and died while a prisoner at Manpo, North Korea on September 21, 1950. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.