PFC Henry Leo Gustafson
Henry “Juney” Leo Gustafson, age 18 of the US Army FAB 7th Division serving on active duty and stationed in North Korea was reported Missing in Action on December 6, 1950. He was fighting the enemy near the Chosin Reservoir when he fell prisoner to the North Koreans. 43 years later, the Democratic People’s Republic of (North) Korea, [DPRK] returned the remains of an estimated 400 American servicemen in 208 caskets to the United Nations Command in 1993 to be processed through DNA. In June of this year family members were notified that the Gustafson file had been completed. The body came into Indianapolis International Airport at noon on Tuesday, October 18th and was returned to Warren County with full honors.
He was born on February 4, 1932 in Decatur, Illinois. His parents were Pearl Mae Inman and Henry Leo Martin. He had one brother named Paul who was born in 1935. His mother divorced in 1940 and moved the remaining family members to west central Indiana. There he was under the guidance of his grandparents, Cash and Josie (Houston) Inman of Kingman, Indiana. Times were tough for young Juney but, he was surrounded by his brother Paul, his Uncle Merle Inman and his cousin Tommy Guard. During the 40’s his mother remarried to a Carl Gustafson and they resided in Illinois and Michigan.
Visitation hours will be held on Friday the 21st from 4:00-8:00 pm at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport. Funeral services will be there in the chapel on October 22, 2011 at 11:00 am with burial to follow at West Lebanon Cemetery with full military services. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you contact and encourage your US Senator and Congressman to continue to support federal funding for the Joint POW/MIA Command.