February 23, 1931 (New York, NY) – January 16, 1951; 19 years old
Last local address: Indian Hill Road, Norwalk
Service Number: 12320698
Korean War Project Key No: 34423
Unit: 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Headquarters & Headquarters Company
Born to Meyer (1899-1961) and Gertrude Fischer (1907-1982). Two sisters, Arleen (1929-1960) and Susan (1938-1995).
Casualty Location: Wonju, South Korea.
Official cause of death is listed as “non-hostile death” – “accident.” PFC Fischer’s niece, Jan Brummett, wrote in an e-mail that “he died showing off his rifle and how it worked to two Korean ladies.”
From the Norwalk Hour February 8, 1951
VET KILLED IN KOREA KNOWN IN WESTPORT
George Fischer, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Fischer of 1085 Park Avenue, New York City, was killed in action in Korea, it was learned by friends in this section this week. The Fischer family are members of the Longshore Beach and Country Club, Westport, and the young veteran was a member of the junior set, at the club.
From The Norwalk Hour August 28, 1951
EX-SILVERMINE YOUTH HONORED
Boys Club In New York Is George Fischer Memorial; Was Killed in Korea
The memory of a young summer resident of Silvermine who was killed before his twentieth birthday in Korea is being perpetuated in New York City by a boys’ club set up expressly as a memorial and bearing his name. George Fischer, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Fischer of 1085 Park Avenue, New York, summer residents of Indian Hill Road, Silvermine, was killed last January 16, a month before his twentieth birthday while serving with a Ranger unit attached to the Seventh Regiment of the First Cavalry Division. Funeral services were held for the youth last Thursday at the Riverside Memorial Chapel after his body had been brought from Korea. George had enlisted soon after his graduation from school in New York, had served and had been killed. A friend of the family, Edward Litt of 241 Central Park West, however, though that memory of the young lad, even if he hadn’t won any medals, should be preserved. So he approached the Jacob Riis settlement and suggested that they set up a living memorial for the boy. The result is that today there exists the “George Fischer Club,” an organization of 13 New York youngsters from the age of 11 to 14. The boys have “George Fischer” printed on their jerseys and their favorite pastime is the game of basketball in which George had excelled.
From The New York Times, unknown date
FISCHER – George J., PFC, U.S.A., killed in Korea, Jan 16, 1951, son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Fischer, brother of Arleen Weinberg and Susan Fischer. Services Thursday, 2 P.M. at “The Riverside,” 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
There are no records of burial for PFC Fischer.