Obituary Record

John C (Commander) Micheel
Died on 2/1/1953


Micheel, John C., 36

Died 1 February 1953

Published in Enterprise on 25 June 1953

Veteran-Navy-killed in action during Korean War


Memorial services are to be held next Sunday for Commander John C. Micheel, son of August Micheel who resided southeast of Blair in the McCarthy district several year ago. The services will be held at the American Lutheran church at Huron, South Dakota.

Commander Micheel joined the navy in 1933, later entering Annapolis Naval Academy from which he was commissioned an ensign in June, 1940. He attained the rank of Commander in December 1951 and did temporary duty in Korea and in March, 1952, was given command of Attack Squadron 923 which was serving in Pacific waters. As a result of anti-aircraft fire, Commander Micheel was killed in action February 1, 1953, in the North Korea area.

He earned a number of distinguishing honors and medals. He held the American Defense Service medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Commander Micheel was born at Cavour, South Dakota April 5, 1916 and was an honor graduate of Cavour high school in 1933.

He leaves to mourn his passing his father, August Micheel, five brothers, William, August Jr., Arthur, George and Charles, and four sisters, Katie, Martha, June and Helen.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 6/25/1953