Named Korean War KIA Purple Heart – Le Vahn
Poignant Named Korean War KIA Purple Heart (Gordon John LeVahn). Officially machine engraved with name “Gordon J. Le Vahn“. Purple Heart is slot brooch. Includes case and Purple Heart lapel pin.
According to our research, Sergeant Gordon J. LeVahn (ASN: 17315277), a native of Hennepin, Minnesota, served with Company C, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. LeVahn was killed in action by artillery shell fire during a reconnaissance patrol on September 13, 1952 – somewhere in the vicinity of “Old Baldy Hill” (Hill 266) and “Pork Chop Hill” (Hill 255), on the North-South border of Korea.