Marine ssgt joseph rease errgang  batavia  oh


  • Branch: Marines
  • Hometown/City: BATAVIA, OH
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 02-27-1953
  • Conflict: Korean War
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  • Joseph Rease Errgang is my mother's only sibling. I am writing this tribute to document the history of this Gold Star Family. Joe served in the Marines during WWII. He was training officer candidates after WWII when he was deployed to Korea. On the night of February 27, 1953 Joe disappeared from the face of the Earth from his family and friends. As of today, August 30, 2013, his remains have not been found. The U S Marine Recon Group came into battle the night of February 27, 1953. The evening is documented in the book THE FINAL CRUCIBLE by LEE BALLENGER who was with Joe that night. Joe's only sister, Juanita Herbolt, passed away in December 10, 1999. She never knew anything about what happened that night in Korea. However, after she had passed away we were contacted through an Internet search by members of the Korean War Recon Marine Group that knew Joe. They invited our family to their national reunions in Seattle, Washington and Jacksonville, Florida in 2006 and 2007. We learned about Joe's last days from the Korean War Recon Marines we met. Several were injured tat night and some were killed. Joseph Rease Errgang, my mother's only sibling disappeared. Joe had a wife, Lillian Errgang. She moved to Wisconsin with Joe's two children, Julie and Michael. Michael Errgang died in a car wreck in Montana when he was in his early twenties. Julie Errgang Nelson is married and lives in Wisconsin with her husband Gary Nelson. They have two daughters. Joseph Rease Errgang has a living daughter, two granddaughters, three nephews, two nieces, and great grandchildren today, August 30, 2013.

    Regina Herbolt, Niece