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Subject: BATTLES NEVADA CITIES-RENO, CARSON, VEGAS

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Entry: 9087 BATTLES NEVADA CITIES-RENO, CARSON, VEGAS

JENNIFER SNYDER wrote on May 23, 2014

Palm Bay Florida


Comments:

My uncle, PFC Arden Denver Ross, was an infantryman during
the Nevada Cities battle. He was killed in action while
serving with the 1/5 Infantry Div. , Delta Co., from
multiple shrapnel wounds. I would be honored if he was added
to your board.





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STEVEN MURPHY wrote on April 4, 2014

Lawrence Massachusettsd


Comments:

My Dad Joseph James Murphy served with 1/5 USMC D company at the
outposts of Carson, Reno, Vegas. He received the Purple Heart. Very
proud Marine and we are very proud of him. He is deceased two years.

Thank you to all of the Marines that have served are serving and those to
serve. But most especially those that paid the ultimate price with their
lives. Semper Fi.

God bless,

Rev. Mr. Steven J. Murphy





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JEFF CRIBBEN wrote on December 20, 2013

Temecula California


Comments:

Vegas survivors.......I have a letter from the State
Department stating that of the more than 800 unidentified
soldiers at the Punchbowl in Hawaii, approximately 24 are
from the Vegas salient.

My dad and his twin brother were fighting on Vegas 3/26/53
and my uncle has been missing ever since. There were reports
that they hunkered down in the cave on Vegas but eventually
were killed, quite possibly with grenades and a flamethrower
into the cave. This would likely result in an inability to
identify those that may have been recovered from the cave
when the hill was retaken.

Does anyone remember or have information about the recovery
of unidentifiable Marines from the cave on Vegas? I am
focusing my work on these Unknown Soldiers in Hawaii. Based
on recent embarrassing events at CILHI (the daily "recovery"
of an empty coffin in view of tourists thinking CILHI was
doing a bang-up job), I would hope CILHI could refocus it's
efforts on identifying those bodies which are already in
their possession.

Semper Fi

A Good Marine's Son

Jeff Cribben





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VERNON SIEG wrote on July 22, 2013

Greensboro North Carolina


Comments:

Replacement Draft in March 1953 and joined Charlie Co., lst
Bn, 5th Marines, lst Marine Division. Hard Times.





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SEAN BERTRAND wrote on December 14, 2012

Jacksonville NC


Comments:

My Grandfather Horace Bertrand (Ret. Major USMC 3rd
Marines) has mentioned stories about this. He debriefed
POWS that were captured by the Koreans in this battle. I
came here looking for information but if you have a
question you think he may have an answer to feel free to
email me.





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JOSEPH MICEK wrote on August 23, 2012

Elko New Market Mn


Comments:

My best friend, Sgt. Joseph Arthur Schafer was killed at
Outpost Reno on March 26th, 1953. I am looking for anyone
who both knew and served with him. He was from
Minneapolis, Mn. If you exist, please let me know.





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JACK NELMARK wrote on July 27, 2012

Oro Valley Az


Comments:

I was the Section Leader of Fox Mike 60 mm mortars and
remember the outposts Reno Vegas Carson where we lost Captain
Ralph Walz.
I was a Staff Sergeant at wars end and have never forgotten
those nsmes
Also remember Captain Lee





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GEORGE JENKS wrote on April 15, 2012

Lewisburg PA


Comments:

Like to hear from anyone who was in the battle.





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WARREN MURRAY wrote on January 18, 2008


Comments:

While perusing this site I noted that I had my buddy's outfit wrong. Sgt. Al Morris was in C/1/5, went MIA on 3/25/53, the night before Reno was overrun. He is listed as KIABNR, (body never recovered), Al and I were friends in Lejeune, W/3/2. Anybody out there who knew Al in Korea please give me a holler.

Warren Murray





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WARREN MURRAY wrote on January 18, 2008


Comments:

While perusing this site I noted that I had my buddy's outfit wrong. Sgt. Al Morris was in C/1/5, went MIA on 3/25/53, the night before Reno was overrun. He is listed as KIABNR, (body never recovered), Al and I were friends in Lejeune, W/3/2. Anybody out there who knew Al in Korea please give me a holler.

Warren Murray





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TED BARKER wrote on January 18, 2008


Comments:

Check our Maps section for updates. Hal and I will also be posting maps specific to Marine Ops on both the Google Earth project and our Maps area.

We just added 75 more maps.





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DON CORRELL wrote on December 10, 2007


Comments:

I was wounded on Dec.8 1952 Out on out post Reno. If any one rembers me let me hear from you.I was one of the men who in Nov. 52 went out to get three wounded men out of a mine field. It would be good to hear from anyone.





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SGT. CARL PLUMMER wrote on July 10, 2007


Comments:

Would like to hear from anyone who served in "Dog" Company, 1st. Engineer Bn. in June/July 1953. D Co. was the primary support company in July 53 for Nevada Cities campaign. I was in 3rd. Platoon with SGT. Robert Fierky and other wonderful guys.

Hope some of you are still out there and on this site.
Carl Plummer





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KIM MANN wrote on June 11, 2007


Comments:

I am the niece of Jay Mann PFS H Company 3rd Battalion 5th Marine 1st
Division. He was on outpost Vegas and presumed dead March 26,1953.
I have been trying to find out more information about that unit and what
really happened to him. All the family letters from the government are the
same MIA no body found. It would be nice to just know what really happened
to him and all the others. It seem like there is no information on H company. I
would just like to find out more so that his brother the only living member of
the family left can know that it want his fault and that his brother was doing
what he wanted to do.
Kim Mann
Proud Niece of PFC Jay Mann





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AL PEARCE wrote on May 3, 2007


Comments:

Like to hear from anyone with fox co 2/5 that was in machine gun section when they went to Reno to dig out guy,s from a cave.





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DENNIS MAHONEY wrote on August 17, 2005


Comments:

I am looking for anyone who knew my father. He was with H Co. 3rd Bn 5th Mar, 1st Div. My father was killed while going out to bring men back that were sent out to recapture the outpost, He was struck by an enemy shell and died April 3rd 1953 of his wounds. If anyone knew him I would apprieate your help.





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KAREN G. SMITH RADTKE wrote on January 9, 2003


Comments:

I am looking for information in regards to the above mentioned battles. My dad who is one very Poud Marine lost his best friend on March 28,1953. His name was Cpl E4 Edward J.Trautwein (Eddie)he was 19 years old a radio man serving in FCO 2BN 7 Mar RGT 1 Mar Div. From what my dad has told me, Eddie's unit was due to come home but his unit was needed to back up he 5th. My dad doesnt have all the information and would like to know what happend that day. If you knew my dad he felt like it should of been him not Eddie left behind. Dad said he talked Eddie into joining the Corp, while Eddie thought about the Air Force and Eddies mother pushed for the Priesthood. Eddie chose the Corp and soon wrote dad letters of how much he loved it. I havent read the letters dad wouldnt let me I guess its a father/daugher thing or two guys talking thing. Never the less dad has lived with these guilty feelings for 53 years. He has since begun talking with us his family, my mom, older brother,older sister, little sister and younger brother. After years of torment he let his torment ease with the help of our minister and encouraging words from his family. My mom years earlier had found an article in her local paper encouraging people to write to soilders overseas in Korea with their names listed. She picked Eddies name. Before he died they had been corresponding, pictures exchanged. He wrote my dad about this nice home-town girl that he had been writting to. My dad said he sounded happy. My dads unit was just coming over to Korea when Eddie died. He didnt know it at the time but he could of come home to grieve for his friend. Upon be arriving home he left San Diego hopped on a train to come back to Buffalo, NY. He made a pit stop in Walnutport PA, he wanted to meet this young woman who had made Eddie so happy and pay his respects.
As fate would have it and not as easy as it sounds they fell in love and we are the result of their love. That is why I am trying to find out what information I can for my dad. He wonders what happend that day, what went on that day? What Eddie was going through as well as the other men? When my dad came home (after his little pit-stop) he went to pay his respects to Eddies mother. My late grandmother bless her heart went with him. It was one of the hardest days of his life facing Eddies mother. My dad being nervous and feeling that odd feeling one feels at such a time. Recalls seeing Eddies Marine picture upon the mantel, next to it a medal. To this day he can not recall what it was for. When looking for information for my dad, my older brother and I can not find any listing of what medals he received. Most of Eddies family have past on now and his younger brother sadly to say can not remember any medal or star. This frustrates my dad when he thinks about it, why cant he remember.
I dont know if there is anyone out there who can help me help my dad but I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
And finally, just to let you all know there is never a day that goes by that my brothers and sisters and I do not rememeber to say "Thank-You" to any man or woman who served to that we might be free so many years ago in a War that is Not Forgotten. God Bless you and keep you as I close.





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SARA HENDRIX wrote on January 15, 2002


Comments:

Looking for POW who may have known or have info
on my brother, Billy Joe Morrow. He was Weapons
Co.,1st. Bn. 5th Marines. He was at Reno, captured
3/26/53 but never listed as POW. May have died in
escape attempt on 26 or 27th. Would like to hear from
R. A. Seymore, Thomas Waddell, Rafael
Hernandez-Hoyos, Jimmy E. Lacy and George E.
Hart, also captured at Reno. Any info will be
appreciated.








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RICHARD A. SUAREZ wrote on November 21, 2001


Comments:

MY NAME IS RICHARD A. SUAREZ I SERVED IN ITEM CO 3RD BN 7TH MAR IST MAR DIV FROM HAGARU-RI DEC 4, 1950 TILL SEP 10, 1951 IN THE 3RD PLT 2ND SQ. YOU DIDN'T GIVE ME ENOUGH INFO ON ROY CUMBY NEED HIS MIDDLE INITIAL. TRYED ALTO TX ONLY PERSON I FOUND WAS A RALPH CUMBY PH 936-588-3077. ALSO THERE ARE THREE OTHER BY THE NAME OF ROY CUMBY IN GA.DO YOU HAVE A SELECT PHONE RESIDENTIAL CD-ROM? BEST RICK SUAREZ I-3-7 KO CF 50/51





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SENIOR CHIEF HACALA wrote on September 18, 2000


Comments:

http://navymedicine.med.navy.mil/med00hc/history/
Keenan.htm

The link above has some good Nevada Cities info.

HMCS(FMF) Mark T. Hacala, USNR
Director, Education Institute
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation