Sergeant Lewis Ray Callahan was a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was taken prisoner of war while fighting the enemy near Hagaru, North Korea on December 6, 1950 and died while a prisoner of war. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, February 13, 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Callahan have been notified by the Department of Defense that their son, Corporal Lewis Ray Callahan, is missing in action in Korea. A telegram from the Adjutant General’s office said Callahan has been missing since December 6, 1950. Corporal Callahan arrived in Korea September 1 where he served with 57th Field Artillery Battalion. He had been in Japan since March 1950, having served in the army for 6 months including 10 months service overseas.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 1 August 1931
- Date of death: 6 December 1950
- County: Unicoi
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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