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Urban Poser's Korean War uniform. Photo by Mary Warner, c. 2006, Morrison County Historical Society.

Urban Lawrence Poser (1924-1998) was one of many who were called back to serve in the Korean War after having been with the United States Army at the end of World War II. The son of Herman and Theresia (Zierer) Poser of Pierz, Minnesota, Urban held the rank of corporal and worked in radio communications while in Korea. More than one member of Urban Poser’s family saw active duty in the armed forces during the Korean War. Three of Urban’s seven brothers were also called to serve. Urban’s younger brother, Benedict, was drafted in February 1951. A sergeant with the X Corps in Korea, Benedict served from March 1952 through February 1953. Leonard Mathias Poser was drafted in November 1951. Drafted in July 1953, Arnold Frank Poser was the last of Urban’s brothers to be called to serve in the Korean War. Well over seven hundred men and women from Morrison County county served in the armed forces during the Korean War ( Long overshadowed by World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War has only recently begun to receive recognition as one of the major military conflicts of the twentieth century.

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