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    Hello everyone,

    my great uncle came home from the korean war in 1953 and died 3 years later at the young age of 25. I have requested the death certificate but I can't read it very well. I am hoping that someone can help me decipher it?



    Thanks

    Dennis

    #2
    Hello Dennis and welcome.
    Your image has not uploaded properly, there is just an empty square. If you try again and it still doesn’t show up then feel free to email a copy to me. The address is in my profile.

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      #3
      I don't think you can attach images until you have made 10 posts and been a member for 10 days. Can you put it on an image site and the put the link up

      I think imgbb is one that people use on here, but any like google images fine as long as you get the link
      Carolyn
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      Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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        #4
        So sorry!

        https://ibb.co/dQkNk4R

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          #5
          That's hard writing and loads of medical terms. I think a layman would say he died from a heart attack. Doesn't seem to mention his war service so it might not have been contributing to the death.
          Anne

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            #6
            Massive a????? bilateral Renal shutdown 24hrs

            Antecedent causes: Aortic embolism Embolism to kidney 48hrs
            Due to: Mitral valvul??? ball type thrombosis 2mo
            Occlusion of inferior m???tric artery. Endocarditis
            Major finds of operation: Massive embolism of aorta

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              #7
              Well done, Jill, you got a lot that I couldn't decipher.

              3rd line: mitral valvulitis
              4th line: inferior mesenteric artery

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                #8
                I am wondering if the first cause is Massive atelectasis, which would go alongside the various heart disease, it affects the lungs. Looks like your great uncle was quite a sick man.
                Bubblebelle x

                FAMILY INTERESTS: Pitts of Sherborne Gloucs. Deaney (Bucks). Pye of Kent. Randolph of Lydd, Kent. Youell of Norfolk and Suffolk. Howe of Lampton. Carden of Bucks.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bubblebelle View Post
                  I am wondering if the first cause is Massive atelectasis
                  Yes, I think that's right, well done!

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                    #10
                    Oooh, missed the boat on this one. Well
                    done everybody. That truly is terrible handwriting!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by bubblebelle View Post
                      I am wondering if the first cause is Massive atelectasis, which would go alongside the various heart disease, it affects the lungs. Looks like your great uncle was quite a sick man.
                      which actually means no sense as he was mustered and fit for military service in 1950. He then served 3 years in Korea, came back and worked as a sheet metal worker for Kawnee co. And some 2 years later, at 25, he dies of this? How so?

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                        #12
                        This might provide a clue as to what hazards he could have been exposed to in Korea.

                        https://www.publichealth.va.gov/expo...korean-war.asp

                        This one for sheet metal workers

                        https://asbestosvictimadvice.com/201...ortality-rate/

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by GallowayLass View Post
                          This might provide a clue as to what hazards he could have been exposed to in Korea.

                          https://www.publichealth.va.gov/expo...korean-war.asp

                          This one for sheet metal workers

                          https://asbestosvictimadvice.com/201...ortality-rate/
                          I have read through the documents but there is nothing related to the death cause of my great-uncle there. It was no asbestos related cancer and I doubt that paint chemicals can cause an aorta embolism. But I am straying from the main topic here.

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                            #14
                            Have you tried googling his name, in case there was a newspaper article about it at the time?

                            The death of a young Korean war veteran would possibly have merited an article in a local paper, or at least an obituary.

                            Are there no living family members who remember him?

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