John Brandt Latimer

Korean War
RankFirst Lieutenant U.S. Army
Date of DeathAugust 22 1951
National Defense Service Medal
First Lieutenant Latimer was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
USMA Class of 1949, First Lieutenant Latimer was a member of the Engineer Office at Fort Richardson, Alaska. On August 22, 1951 he was a passenger on a C-47A Skytrain transport from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. On August 22,1951 the plane was enroute from Elmendorf AFB to Eielson AFB, Alaska, when it crashed at Summit, Alaska about 145 miles north of Anchorage, killing all nine servicemen on board.