Co. C, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Captured Anju, North Korea, November 4, 1950.
I am looking for any and all information concerning my uncle, Corporal Denzil G. Samsel. He was a member of Co. C, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.
He was taken Prisoner of War on November 4, 1950 near Anju, North Korea. The date of death given to him by the Army was February 28, 1951. He died while prisoner in Camp 5. (This is the basic info the government has given us)
My father, who is 80 years old and also a Korean War veteran, is wanting to find the names of servicemen who were with his brother in Camp 5 or have any knowledge of him after he was taken prisoner. He would especially like to know the names of the men who were with him when he died.
We attended an update in Bellevue, WA, and the annual accounting in Washington DC this year. This is where I found out dad had not requested Denzil's Deceased Personnel Records and in August was told it could take up to 9 months to receive this.
As we all know time is running short and it is extremely important to my dad to thank the men or their families. I have promised my dad I would do all I could to help him find what he is seeking, and I have been struggling for several months on where to go for the help my dad has asked of me. I have cried for hours reading the statements of these men and thinking about how scared and miserable they all must have been. I am hoping that you may know something about my uncle or where I could focus my search? Any help, info, or pictures will be greatly appreciated!
I have attached the last picture my family has of my Uncle Denzil.
Laura Samsel rapid_river[at]yahoo.com cell: (208) 610-0511