Captain, United States Army
Passaic, New Jersey
Captain, U.S. Army
Service Number O-60416
Killed in Action
Died April 5, 1951 in Korea
Captain Vanderploeg was a member of the 99th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.
He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on April 5, 1951.
Captain Vanderploeg was awarded the Purple
Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the
National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and
the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Posted: 2 November 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2007