Otis Jerome Kammerud

Korean War
Service #55100565
RankPrivate U.S. Army
Date of DeathSeptember 26 1953
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
Private Kammerud 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.
Private Kammerud was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On September 8, 1951, while fighting the enemy in North Korea he was taken prisoner and kept in prison camp Ch'ang Song until released on August 18, 1953. On September 26, 1953, while on leave, enroute to Camp Carson, Colorado, he was in an automobile accident near Monroe, killing him.