Ancestors of John Lee Sulak and Hazel Marie

John Lee Sulak and Hazel Marie

Husband John Lee Sulak

           Born: 6 Dec 1929
     Christened: 7 Dec 1929 - Church of the Assumption, West, McLennan County, Texas
           Died: 7 Jul 1953 - Korea
         Buried:  - Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas

         Father: Adolph Daniel Sulak (1888-1982)
         Mother: Mollie Frances Dvoracek (1898-1988)



1. Newspaper Story: Corpus Christi Times, 27 Jul 1953, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.

The guns are quiet on "Outpost Texas" and it stands as a bloody symbol of this state's personal stake in the Korean War.

For centuries it was just another crag jutting from the rocky Korean peninsula. Then war came. Men killed each other on its dusty slopes. And the hill gained a name: "Outpost Texas."

The truce means a lot to Texans.

That hill in Korea is a reminder of what Texas lost in a battle against Communist aggression.

Picture 1,155 dead men.

At least that many Texans died in Korea before the shooting stopped Monday morning after Sunday night's armistice. At least 4,646 Texans were wounded. Scores are still "missing in action." More scores are in Communist prisoner of war camps.

William C. Barnard, an Associated Press war correspondent from Corpus Christi and formerly on the staff of the Caller-Times there, saw first-hand his home state's take in the Korean war. So he named one of those bloody hills "Outpost Texas."

Mrs. A. D. Sulak of Dallas, mother of Pfc. John Lee Sulak, 23, killed in action July 7, told a reporter:

"I hope all the other boys not so unfortunate as John can come home and be with their families. And I pray none of them will have to go through such a thing again."

2. Obituary: Dallas Morning News, 1 Sep 1953, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Pfc. John Lee Sulak, died Korea July 7.

Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph D. Sulak, 3623 Humphrey St. Survived by wife, Hazel Marie; sisters, Mrs. W. F. Langston, Mrs. William Trojacek, Mrs. Ben Rejcek, all of Dallas; Mrs. Donald Smith, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Anna Laur, San Francisco; brother, Ernest Lewis Sulak, Houston.

Recitation of the Rosary, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m., Crane-Longley Chapel.Requiem Mass, Thursday 9:00 a.m., St. James Catholic Church. Very Rev. Msgr. Francis L. Becker, celebrant. Interment, Calvary Hill Cemetery.

Wife Hazel Marie (details suppressed for this person)



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