Sergeant first class Virgil. Lee Stambaugh, 25, husband of Mrs. Ann Wivell Stambaugh, 20S Main Street. Emmitsburg, was killed in action in Korea, June 3 according to word received from the Department of Defense by Mrs. Stambaugh.
No further details were continued in the telegram. Sergeant Stambaugh had been serving with company A, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division, in the central part of Korea, and had been overseas since January 1.
He served in the army in 1948 and 1949 and then was recalled from the reserve on October 7, 1950, serving first at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Camp Stoneman before being sent overseas.
The last word received by the family was a letter stating he expected to be in a rest camp on June 2, the day before he was reported to have been killed.
A son of Mr. and Mirs. Samuel Stambaugh. Union Bridge, he was employed by the Devilbiss Dairy near Union Bridge, before being recalled to service. He and his wife made their home with Mrs. Stambaugh's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wivell, in
Sfc. and Mrs. Stambaugh had wed February 28. 1949, at Fort Jackson. S. C., during Sergeant, Stambaugh's previous term of service.
Surviving besides his wife surd parents are the following brothers and sisters: Sterling Stambaugh, Taneytown: Mrs. Richard Smith, Emmitsburg: Mrs. Frank Bullington, Betty, Jean, Samuel, Harold, Joyce, William and Ronnie Stambaugh, all of Union
Sgt. John C. Felix, husband of a sister of Mrs. Stambaugh, was killed in action in Europe during World War ll.