Lucid, Edward, HMO, 34th Inf Reg, MIA Aug. 6, 1950
Private Edward Lucid, of the Heavy Mortar Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, who was from New Jersey, was reported MIA on August 6, 1950. If you knew Private Lucid his family would like to hear from you.
About two weeks prior to his becoming MIA, he received the Silver Star for his actions on July 20, 1950, at Taejon, Korea.
Private Lucid's Silver Star Citation reads.
"The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private Edward Lucid (ASN: RA-12299728), United States Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy as a member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action on 20 July 1950 at Taejon, Korea. As a member of a road block, Private Lucid on two occasions moved his rocket launcher within ten yards of enemy tanks and destroyed two of them by direct fire. Without hesitation, Private Lucid would advance to meet the enemy whenever possible and his display of courage was an inspiration to other members of the road block team. The cool, calm display of courage, and initiative exhibited by Private Lucid is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces and reflects great credit on himself and the military service."
Please see: Missing soldier still a mystery
Please also see: Prisoner of War - Missing in Action Home Page
If you were with Private Lucid when he became missing in action
on August 6,1950, or if you knew him, his family would like to hear
from you. Please contact
Merry Helm, 24th IDA Historian
420 8th Ave S,
Fargo ND 58103