Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

Jacob A. Ely

Frederick, Maryland

Sergeant, U.S. Army
 89th Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division.

Missing in Action -
Presumed Dead
on December 31, 1953

Sergeant Ely was a member of the 89th Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 28, 1950. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Sergeant Ely was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
The Frederick News-Post, January 16, 1951
Brunswick Man Missing In Korea
Coporal Jacob A. Ely, husband of Mrs. Mildred L. Ely, of Brunswick, is missing in action in Korea, the Department of Defense reported today in the latest casualty list.
Mrs. Ely, formerly of Mountaindale, said the Defense Department had notified her the day after Christmas that her husband was missing since November 28. That is the date when the "win the war by Christmas" offensive of the United Nations caved in before the assualt of the Chinese Communists.
She said she has not heard nothing more and has written to the Department of Defense but received no reply.
Mrs. Ely said she hadn't heard from her husband for 14 months. He was in Hongkong, then went to Japan and presumably from there was assigned to Korea early in the undeclared war.
Cpl. Ely has been in the armed services for six years. He was on his way across the Pacific in the second World War when Japan surrended. He was home for the last time about two and a half years ago and reportedly had enlisted for another six-year hitch. It is not known what outfit he was with.
Cpl. Ely is a native of Baltimore and worked for a time at the Glenn L. Martin plant there. In this city, he was employed at Camp Detrick and at the Grove lime kilns before being drafted in 1945.
The soldier has two daughters who reside with their mother in Brunswick. Mrs. Ely is a daughter of Mrs. Vernon Wiles, of Mountaindale