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First Name: Max

Last Name: Caperton

Birthplace: MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 20 February 1932

Date of Death: 16 August 1950

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Max L. Caperton

•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Max L. Caperton
Private First Class, U. S. Army

Max L. Caperton was born on 20 February 1932 in Missouri.

Military Service

Max L. Caperton was a light weapons infantryman serving with the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, in Korea. On 16 August 1950, he was wounded in action while fighting the enemy in South Korea. He died of those wounds later that day.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart
United Nations Service Medal
National Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Death and Burial

Private First Class Max L. Caperton was killed in action on 16 August 1950. He is buried at Antioch Cemetery in Oxly, Ripley County, MO.


Honoree ID: 2114   Created by: MHOH




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