CavRick tells us about a veteran by the name of Wilburn “Wild Bill” Carr Jr. who must’ve been quite a hero of the Korean War. He died last week in North Carolina at the age of 75 and his family wrote this about him in the Gaston Gazette;
Bill was a decorated Korean War veteran and Purple Heart and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Bill served as a member of the 101st Airborne Division with the U.S. Army Screaming Eagles. Bill later served numerous years with the National Guard and American Legion.
When the shooting stopped in 1953, Wilburn would have been 17 years old if his age is correct in the obituary. A 17-year-old Medal of Honor recipient would have made him famous, I’m sure. But, apparently not so famous that he’s listed in the “Home of Heroes” among the 135 Medal of Honor recipients of the Korean War.