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This page gives a sampling of postings from visitors needing help to find more information on friends and loved ones. Please help out if you know anything on a topic or unit or person.

Scroll down the entire page to read all the messages. Thanks to all who have contributed to this important part of the Korean War Project.


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POW Camp DeSoto


Korean POW Camp Location Sought:

The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Office (DPMO) is seeking 
information on the location of a POW camp or holding area in North Korea
between Pyongyang and the Yalu River named Camp Desoto.

While Korean War POW Camps were designated numerically ie: Camp 1, Camp 2, etc, by Chinese Volunteers and the North Korean Army, American prisoners often gave the camps a name. If anyone knows the location of the camp or the name of the town nearby, please call Mr. InSung O. Lee, DPMO China/Korea Research Analyst, collect at: 703-602-2202, Ext 228.

Note: Mr. Lee is also in the process of identifying KW POWs who were last seen alive and left behind in North Korea. If there are other repatriated POWs who know any information pertaining to this topic, please have them pass the information to him.

From Mr. Lee: Our office is interested in attending EX-POW reunions and KW Veterans Association meetings to do further research on KW cases (POW/MIA/KIA). Can you publicize in your WEB so that we may be able to establish contact with various KW Veterans/KW related unit reunions/organizations.

I have been in contact with EX-KW POW Association but would also like to contact or attend meetings involving 1CD, 2ID, 3ID, MARDIV, AF and other KW unit reunions.

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Regional Family Meeting - DPMO

Ongoing

Jan Curran janc1947@earthlink.net:

Jan attends the DPMO Family Updates on a regular basis for the Korean
War Project and to continue to obtain information on her father, who is 
still among those un-accounted for from the war.

Contact Jan at any time:

Sincerely, Editors

ed note: daughter of MIA, Navy Lt. Charles Garrison
	See:  Last Seen Alive
	See:  VF884 Squadron, US NAVY
	See:  Bail Out Snapper
	See:  DNA Testing


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Ex-POW Association

Jan 31 2002
Korean War EX-POW ASSOCIATION. INC.
President  Ernie Contrearas
7931 Quitman Street
Westminster, CO  80030, 
Telephone 303-428-3368. 
email: Email address


On Tue, 26 May 1998
Lilibunn Email address wrote:

Ted -- I am taking a wild ride and will try to locate some POW who were
captured Jan.1-1951

There were a small group of wounded who we carried and took care of. 

When we were about to start the march north  the Chinese said they 
would set the wounded  free. They were going to have two G.I. stay with
then until the americans picked them up.

We all exchanged addresses with each other, not knowing who would go 
with the wounded.  I later found out that they contacted my parents and
they went to visit them at an army hospital. 

If by some chance there are some of that group out there and remember 
the situtation please contact.
                              
Bill Allen  

Record Keeper for Korean War EX-POW

From: timothy f. casey Email address
I am the record-keeper for the Association of Korean War Ex-POWs, Inc.,
and can verify POW status.

Sincerely,

Tim Casey
Command Sergeant Major
U.S. Army-Retired
tfcasey@sprynet.com

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Korean War EX-POW Assn. Reunion 1999

 On Wed, 18 Nov 1998 
Bill Allen  Email address wrote:
THE KOREAN WAR EX-POW ASS. REUNION

Korean War EX-POW Assn. Reunion
July 27-Aug 1 1999
Holiday Inn         $ 62.00 per. night
3590 Riverside Dr.
Macon Ga.2509
PH# 912-474-2610

NAMWON Bunch 1999 Reunion

On Thu, 11 Feb 1999
Terry McDaniel LTERRYMCD@aol.com wrote:

Be advised that over the period 23-26 September 1999, the NAMWON BUNCH
(Korean War POW's from the 2nd Infantry Division and the 29th Infantry
Regiment) will hold their biennial reunion. 

The Command Post will be located at 4514 Haiti Lane, Pasadena, Texas.

Anyone desiring further information may contact: L Terry McDaniel at 
Phone: 317 846 3950 
Email: lterrymcd@aol.com 
or 
Joe Barrington at 
Phone: 281 487 7088 
Email: barrbarr1@worldnet.att.net

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LittleSwitch

Need info for this section - ed


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514 Med Co, Little and Big Switch

Ed note: This operation involved the repatriation of American and Allied POW's to UN Military Control.

On Tue, 8 Oct 1996  Gluepot3@aol.com wrote:
I am trying to locate anyone from the 514th Med. Co. (Clr), initially at
Masan on 03-52. The unit was first posted to POW Command then 
to 8th Army. This unit was moved through Inchon in 1953 to 
Munsan-ni for Operation Little Switch and then for Operation Big Switch. 

They were still there, just outside DMZ in November 1953 when I left
to go home.

Len Fahrer

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Operation Glory

On Tue, 23 Jun 1998 
Bruce Percival Email address wrote:

Bruce Percival, State Veteran Counselor

comments: 

I am helping Abraham Schwartz try to locate information about 
"Operation Glory".  He went north of the 38th parallel TDY with the 
graves registration unit during the late summer and early fall of 
1954.  

He said he believes that the operation was under the command of 
Gen. McGraw, Div. HQs, 8th Army.  He has been to the local library 
but said he can't find anything.  I hope this will help him.

You can e-mail me at bcperciv@dreamscape.com 

 Mr. Schwartz' mail address is:
        609 Hamilton Pkwy.
        DeWitt, NY 13214-2312
    His telephone # is 315-446-3588.
 

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Namwon Bunch

On Tue, 18 Aug 1998 
Lavon T McDaniel Email address wrote:

After all this time I finally signed on and viewed the messages on the 
23d Infantry 2d Division page.

I was the supply sergeant of Company C 23d Inf during the years 1949/50
(captured on 1 Sep 50), and knew most of the original (99 men) that 
went to Korea. Fillers received upon our arrival in Korea were assigned
to platoons and went up on line, so I never knew them at all.

Co C 23d holds a reunion every other year. 1999 will be at Fort Lewis, 
WA, in June.

The former PW's that I was (a number being Company C men) with, 
"The Namwon Bunch" also hold a reunion every other year. 1999 is 
planned for Pasadena, TX, in September and in Leavenworth, KS in 
September 2000.

Be advised that over the period 23-26 September 1999, the NAMWON BUNCH
(Korean War POW's from the 2nd Infantry Division and the 29th Infantry
Regiment) will hold their biennial reunion. 

The Command Post will be located at 4514 Haiti Lane, Pasadena, Texas.

Anyone desiring further information may contact: L Terry McDaniel at 
Phone: 317 846 3950 
Email: lterrymcd@aol.com 
or 
Joe Barrington at 
Phone: 281 487 7088 
Email: barrbarr1@worldnet.att.net


Have a good day
CSM Lavon T McDaniel US Army Ret

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Tiger Survivors

Note: 12/7/97 WEBSITE: Tiger Survivors Web 

Death March survivors 
 
Tiger Survivors veterans group headed up by 

Shorty Estabrook TIGERSURVIVORS@AOL.COM
3366 3-B Punta Alta
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 583-1841

We have a newsletter and a reunion every year in conjunction with the
American X-Pow, Korean War Inc. 

The Tiger Survivors take their name from the cruel and murdering North 
Korean Major who was  in charge of us in late 1950 and early 1951. We 
lost 65% to death from various means, shooting etc. There are only 165 
left today from the nearly 850 who started captivity,

courtesy of

Timothy F. Casey
28 Main Street,
P.O. Box 447
Pepperell, MA   01463-0447
"Honorary Tiger  
Email address

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Mass Burials Tiger

EDGAR SAMUEL HEFFLEY

dear mr. barker,

i am looking for information about my uncle private first class, 
edgar samuel heffley. 

i have already wrote you once but i have some more info, so
i thought i'd write again. my uncle was in a tank battalion. 

first he was listed as mia, then he was listed as killed in action 
november 14, 1950. in early 1951 he was spotted in time magazine 
in a picture of pow's. a friend of his later told my grandmother he
died in prison camp of malnutrition and was buried in a mass grave. 

he enlisted in chicago, il. believed to be 1949. 

thank you for your time and any help you can give me.

sincerely,
kelley heffley

C/O TIM KAMP 
Update: 11/06/98 Email address no longer good, please help

(more from KWP)

HEFFLEY EDGAR S 
16281465   
Army Reserve 
Infantry
MOS 04745  
PVT-E2   
COOK COUNTY IL 
1950 07 12
Died in Camp
1930
21 INF RGT, 24 INF DIV

Update: 
Edgar was one of the Tiger's and died in POW Camp Nov 14, 1950
per Johnnie Johnson.

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Edward Eugene Estes - Tiger

On Wed, 01 Jan 1997
Bill Bush Email address wrote:

1/1/97

Dear Mr. Barker,

I am trying to find information about my cousin, he died in a korean pow
camp. There is a marker in Hiwaii.

Please email me at bush@hotmail.com 
or write to 
bill bush
p o box 550
farmington arkansas 72744

sincerely,

bill

From KWP

Ed died in POW Camp Tiger as remembered by Johnnie Johnson of the 
Tiger Survivor's.

Marvin Skinner - Tiger

On Thu, 27 Feb 1997
Marvin Skinner Email address wrote:

Request anyone who knew or knew of him. Please get in touth with me. 

I am his brother. I would like to know what happened to him. He was a 
POW. He was in the death march along the Yalu river. I do not know what
the POW Camp number was. He was in the US Army . Co A  34Inf Reg 24th 
Inf Div. He was 19 when he was a POW. From Abingdon IL. 

He had just got in country from Japan. He took Basic in ARK. 

Thank you for any help. 

Marvin L. Skinner	
605 N. Walnut
Abingdon IL 61410

POW Tiger Shot in Camp

On Tue, 2 Sep 1997 
Mary Ann Wade ditto1@cjnetworks.com wrote:

Topeka, KS
785-271-5674

21st Infantry Rgt, 24ID, Chochiwan, South Korea

My brother. Private James E Schmollinger was captured on July 12, 1950
and died on the death march 11-2-1950.

I was told that he was actually shot. My family has gotten so much
information in the last six months and hopefully we will learn more as
time goes on.

Keep up the good work. 

From KWP Oct/15/97

My records show that he was with the 21st Infantry and died in camp,
not sure which one at this time. Johnson's List confirms that he did 
die in camp on 11/02/50 and was with Item Company 21st RCT.

Ted Barker

MORE: 
On Thu, 30 Jul 1998
Mary Ann and Dan Email address wrote:

Hi Ted,

I Just found the new information on Jim.  He was captured on July 12, 
1950 and according to Johnson's List died on November 2, 1950. After 
talking to several people including Shorty, it has been determined 
that Jim was actually shot by the enemy as he was one of the men who 
was to weak to go any further.

His home town is actually Platte City, Missouri which is in Platte 
County.  This is just North of Kansas City, Missouri and my mother
who is 89 years old still resides there.  Jim was the second child in a
family of seven children. He was the first son and my parents signed for
him to enlist in the Army when he was 17 years old. 

There are four of us still living.


POW 9th Infantry Rgt Tiger

Died in Camp

On Wed, 29 Jan 1997 
William Rainey wrote:

802 Nease Dr.
Charleston, 	WV 25312
304-744-2364

I found you as I was looking for the "Tiger Survivors" list.
My Father, William Rainey, died as a POW in Korea in 
1951, the year I was born.  I have almost no information beyond that 
and was hoping to learn something.

----from the KWP---
William was captured  as the  US Army was re-establishing it's
postions after the Chinese Winter Offensive. He was 9th Infantry Rgt,
2nd Infantry Division.

Johnson List shows: Nov 50 date of Death.

Dpt of Army records indicate captured June 23, 1951, died in Camp Dec
02, 1951. 

Co. K 21st Infantry - Died in Camp Tiger

On Fri, 21 Mar 1997
Rose McKinley mckinleyrs@aol.com  wrote:

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you are doing.The McKinley
Family will be eternally grateful if you can supply ANYTHING
regarding:

PVT Ralph H. McKinley ("H" stands for Herndon)
U.S. Army
RA 14342422
Company K
21st Infantry
24th Division

Last Mail Addressed to:
PVT Ralph H. McKinley
Co. K 21st Inf Regt
APO 24-I
c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, CA

Dept. of Army letter dated 7/12/51 states in part, "Missing in action
in Korea since 7/11/50 ... when enemy forces attacked Private
McKinley's company positions on the left flank, forcing it to
withdraw. 

This action occurred five miles south of Chochiwon, Korea. 
Unofficial information received in the Dept. of the Army indicates
that your brother is a prisoner of war; however, its authenticity
cannot be verified. 

Private McKinley has not been officially reported as a prisoner of
war through the International Red Cross."

Tribute by Rose: 

The only thing that gives me peace about my brother's brief life,
snuffed out in a hell called Korea, is the wonderful knowledge that he
will never suffer again.  He has earned his reward and glows in the
eternal presence of One whose Perfect Love is as unfathomable to me as
Satan's Korean hell.  Those of us who know the Saviour will certainly
"understand it better by and by" when, face to face, our Lord welcomes
us home, along with our loved ones who are already there.  My, oh, my! 
What a day that will be!

Thanks to "Johnson's List" in the Reader's Digest and your wonderful
Korean War Project, we have obtained SO MUCH information about Ralph,
including personal details and historical information.  Tim Casey,
Shorty Estabrook, Larry Zellers, and Bill Wyrick have been unbelievably
kind and helpful.

We have even located Ralph's best buddy, Thomas C. Woodward, who was
captured at the same time and was with him all the way through the
"Tiger" Death March, POW camp, and was beside him when he died on
5/15/51.  

More re: McKinley

Subj:	Re: Thanks for writing
Date:	06/03/97
To:	challam@tp.net

Hi, Carol --

Enjoyed your message immensely, all about your family background, et al.

I think there is only a faint possibility that our brothers knew each
other.  Ralph was in K/21/24 and Bobby was in A/34/24. Bobby apparently
died soon after surviving the Death March.  Ralph also survived the
Death March and died 5/15/51.  I'm sure you will be receiving more
information about Bobby through this wonderful group of Tiger Survivors.

Death March 34th Infantry Rgt Tiger

On Thu, 29 May 1997 
Paula McDonald wrote:

4835 C.R.7
Garrett, In 46738

Trying to find out information about my Uncle Paul Strawser, he died on 
the death march eduring the Korean War. The family to this day has 
never had actual confirmation of his death.

From KWP: Paul died in POW Camp 11/22/50 per Johnson's List

POW Tiger

On Tue, 2 Sep 1997 
Mary Ann Wade ditto1@cjnetworks.com wrote:

Topeka, KS
785-271-5674

My brother. Private James E Schmollinger was captured on July 12, 1950
and died on the death march 11-2-1950.

I was told that he was actually shot. My family has gotten so much
information in the last six months and hopefully we will learn more as
time goes on.

Keep up the good work. 

From KWP

My records show that he was with the 21st Infantry and died in camp,
not sure which one at this time. This type of research is becoming
easier as the networking among former POW's and our Govt increase.

Johnson's List confirms that he did die in camp on 11/02/50 and was
with Item Company 21st RCT.

Ted Barker

34th IR Tiger

On Thu, 30 Jul 98 
Max Streeter Email address wrote

My name is Patricia (Gillette)  Newnum.  I am seeking any futher
information on my brother Robert L. Gillette, key number 10706 in the
Korean War  Project database.

I know he  was with the 34 Inf Rgt 24 inf Div, and he was listed on the
Johnson's List.  I thank you for any help you can give me.  

God Bless,
Patricia (Gillette) Newnum

THOMAS D JONES -POW Tiger

On Sat, 6 Feb 1999
Shirley Whanger Email address wrote:

Honoring THOMAS D JONES 

1969 Bantam Ridge  
Wintersville, OH 43953

Casualty Date: 7/10/50        

My brother, sister and I never had the opportunity to know our Uncle,
Thomas Dale "Dewey" Jones. We would like to hear from anyone who may 
have known him, while in the service.  He was with A Bat, 52FAB, 24th 
INF Div.  He was a POW and died at Hanjang-ne Jan. 1, 1951. He was 
with the "Tiger" group.

Any info would be appreciated.  Thank you.

POW Camp: Hanjang-ne   
Date Died As POW: 01/01/51   

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Individuals w/ Units

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Branch / Allies - ed.

James Leonard Sayre

On Thu, 23 Apr 1998 
"James Sayre Jr." Email addresswrote:

phone: 523-2885

comments: 
I am looking for any info you might have of my father. He was a POW 
and then returned to the states, and has now passed away. I would just 
like any pictures or documentation you may have. 

His name James Leonard Sayre. 

I greatly appreciate it, thanks!

Ed note: 11/04/98 per Jim, no unit id found yet.

Bishop Patrick Byrne

On Sun, 23 Feb 1997
Mike Cuddy  mjcsr@ramsack.baldcom.net wrote:

Sir:

I am in the process of researching the final days of Bishop Patrick
Byrne, a Maryknoll missionary who died on a death march to the 
Yalu River, along with hundred of U.S. soldiers.

He had a significant role, recognized by General MacArthur, in the 
peaceful occupation of American troops in japan after WWII.

Any information you could provide or direction you might suggest 
would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Michael J. Cuddy

from KWP

Dear Mr. Cuddy,

I have before me a small book titled "March Till They Die", by
Philip Crosbie, a Catholic Priest captured in mid 1950 by the
North Koreans near Chunchon.

It is a limited issue book, and has a few pages relating to
Bishop Byrne.

Hal

Thomas Spelios

On Sat, 15 Feb 1997
Chian1@aol.com wrote:

My Father in Law was a Korean War Vet. He was sent there March 
of '51. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was a POW for some 
unknown time, these are matters that he would only refer to in 
passing probably due to the bad memories. We would like to know 
more details. Can you help, or can you steer us in the right Direction? 

His name was Thomas Spelios and I dont know what unit he was
with I think he was a Private and his birthday is 01-14-30. 

Thanks PG

Robert L. Shuler

On Mon, 3 Mar 
Sue Croft  wrote:

Telephone:     608-822-4335

I am looking to locate a PFC Robert L Shuler RA15479319
originally from the Ohio area. Any help is appreciated.

los angeles daily news photo

On Tue, 13 Jan 1998 
"gerald e. andrews" Email address wrote:
ted,

thank you for the reply to my email concerning my friend allen TURNER.

the pow photo i referred to is from the los angeles daily news dated
9/24/1950. also identified in the photo is a kenneth l. SANCHEZ. 

i dont know if sanchez was in the 40th. div. or not.i would like to 
fax this photo to someone if you think it would be of some help. 

also,the caption beneath the photo says"two east los angeles gis were
identified in this picture, the first photo taken of american prisoners
in north korea pow camps. arrow at left in forground points out 
allen turner while arrow at right rear singles out kenneth l. sanchez.

the families of the boys were elated to find their younsters still 
alive."

p.s. there are about 100 men in the photo. i wonder what happened to 
them?

gerry andrews

POW

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 
Wayne C. Cunningham wrote:

6211 West  55th Street
Mission, KS 66202

Telephone:	(913) 831-9219

Comments:

Previously lived/enlisted from Ellwood City,Pa. Captured April,1951.

Repatriated August,1953. Flown to Honolulu,then to mainland for medical
treatment at Valley Forge.

pi T'ung camp

On Sat, 18 Apr 1998 
Wesley Hodges Email address wrote:

1015 Cozy Cliffs Rd
Gallatin, TN 37066
Telephone:	(615) 451-2994
Email: wdh@nashville.com

I'm searching for more detailed information about my father's plight 
as a POW in Korea. As present Commander of the SAL, I am preparing to
present Post 17 with a diary given to POW's of the pi T'ung camp. 
I want to do this on the 50th Anniversary so that history, as it 
relates to our community, may be displayed for future generations 
to enjoy. 


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Laurence Jolidon

Author of Last Seen Alive

1733 20th St. N W
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone:202-667-9232
Fax:716-473-7077

I'm the author of a book listed in your bookshop, "Last Seen Alive,"
on MIAs from the Korean War.

It can be ordered directly from the publisher, Ink-Slinger Press.
483 Harvard St.
Rochester, NY, 14607. 

A single copy is $15 plus $3 shipping and handling in the US.

Thanks again.
Larry Jolidon Email address



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Books

 
From KWP

Dear Mr. Cuddy,

I have before me a small book titled "March Till They Die", by
Philip Crosbie, a Catholic Priest captured in mid 1950 by the
North Koreans near Chunchon.

It is a limited issue book, and has a few pages relating to
Bishop Byrne.

Hal

" In Enemy Hands "

by: Rev. Larry Zellers Email Address (LARRY A ZELLERS)

Review by Rose McKinley....

I have just finished reading "In Enemy Hands" by Rev. Larry Zellers, a
civilian POW (missionary) who took the same terrible journey as Bobby
and Ralph ... survived the Death March and remained a POW until
repatriation in 1953.----It is authentic right down to every graphic
detail. Took me a long time to finish reading it. It was so emotional,
knowing the horror my brother and all the others endured.

When he returned from Korea in 1953, he wrote down as many details as
he could remember.  But, it was only a few years ago that he finally
published the book.  It can be purchased from Larry
Affectionately,
Your Tiger Sister ... Rose

Sandy Strait, author

 On Wed, 4 Dec 1996 
 Updated 26 Apr 2000
Sandy Strait  vetwriter@aol.com  wrote:

21116 Surfwood Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
714-969-9278

Comments ...

I am the author of several books on military history, now working with
Korean War ex-POW's on a new book about them. I was honored to speak at
their National Convention last year in Sacramento, and met many of
these wonderful men and their families. 

I just wanted to say 'thank you' for giving all of us this valuable
resource as we join you in honoring all who served so well in the
Korean War. 

Sandy Strait

Royal Fireworks Press
First Avenue, PO Box 399
Unionville, NY   10988-0399
(914) 726-4444
e-mail:  rfpress@frontiernet.net
Website:
Vetwriter's Homepage

The price is $14.99, plus $4.00 shipping and insurance on orders up to
$40.00. Also ask for their new brochure, "Hot Times in the Cold War:
Korea and Vietnam" when you call. 

Along with my earlier book, "What Happened to American Prisoners of War
in Korea?" I now have added "What Was It Like In the Korea War?" which 
came out recently.

More below - review

Sandy Strait's Book

From:	LARRYZELLERS@SBCGLOBAL.NET (LARRY A ZELLERS)

Date: 97-07-03 

Shorty, Tim and Rose,

The book, "What Happened to American Prisoners of War in Korea" by Sandy
Strait arrived yesterday afternoon and I have just had time to give it a
quick read. Actually, as the cover of the book states, Sandy Strait is
not the author in the usual sense of that word. The cover reads:
"Compiled by Sandy Strait."  In other words, except for a few places in
the book where the author gives her opinion, practically all of the
stories were written by in the first person ex-POWs and are left just
as they wrote them. I have no objections to that approach, and I must
say Strait did a good job in selecting the material that went into the
book. Several ex-POWs, including Ed Shiftiest and Johnnie Johnson, have
written stories for the book, and I learned many things about both of
these men that I did not know before.   
   
There are several lists in the book: Johnnie's list, Operation Little
Switch and Operation Big Switch, the latter two having been compiled by
Sgt. Andrew (Chief) Aguirre, U.S.M.C.R., former Korean War POW, from
news reports in 1953. Then there is "Honor Roll of Forgotten
Americans," distributed by the POW Network. It is located at:

 http://www.asde.com/~/pownet

Another list: "The Final Honor Roll Korean War Casualties, 1950-1954"
[yes 1954].  Again, this list was put together by Mary and Chuck
Schantag from the KOREAN CONFLICT CASUALTY FILE, 1950-1957, and RECORDS
OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RECORD GROUP 330, NATIONAL
ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, DC. 

There is one very controversial statement--at least one with which I
took issue--in the book made by an ex-POW named Harold Kaschko
regarding the actions of  President Dwight Eisenhower during World War
II. The statement has nothing to do with the Korean War, and does not
detract from the overall quality of the book. 

The book with its first-person stories and its lists and copies of
documents is very interesting and should also prove useful to those
doing research.

Witness to War

 
"Witness to War: Korea" which included a few pages about Gerry Fink,
another Marine pilot. The book did include a citation for 'The Problems
of US Marine Corps POWs in Korea'by Major James A. MacDonald Jr,

TURNING HOSTILITY INTO FRIENDSHIP

A former military photographer named Bian Zhenxia, who was in the 
Political Department of the Chinese 9th Army Group, published a book 
in 1994 entitled:

TURNING HOSTILITY INTO FRIENDSHIP - '"UNITED NATIONS FORCES" PRISONERS 
OF WAR IN THE KOREAN WAR.

Bian often visited the POW camps and his book is a history of the 
Chinese POW camp system.  Prior to the publishing of his book, Bian 
had part of the book published in the Chinese People's Liberation Army 
bi-monthly literary magazine KUN LUN.

This part concerned the escorting of a group of POWs from the 3rd 
Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Division and 1st Marine Division who 
were captured in the Chosin Reservoir battle norhtward to POW camps.  

Ellis L. Melvin
Tamaroa, Illinois

Research Items and Articles

 
LIFE Magazine archives

On Wed, 11 Jun 1997
McKinleyRs@aol.com wrote:
I just received another reply to an inquiry I had left on LIFE's message
board a couple of months ago when I was attempting to locate a source
 for back issues of 5/11/53 and 7/31/50.  It occurred to me that some
of you may also be interested in obtaining these issues which contain
photos of our POWs (including Tiger Survivors) in the early days of the
War.

Chosen Reflections
Tucson, AZ
Mike Sandusky, Owner
1-800-877-9887
$20.45 (incl. shipping)

Lifelong Memories
8701 SanVicente
Scottsdale, AZ  85258
$29.95 plus $3.00 S/H

Before purchasing, you may want to look these issues up in your local
library first (most likely on microfilm) to determine if you want to
order them.

Rose McKinley

Magazines

From:	Robin-Summers@hooked.net (Robin Summers)
Reply-to:	jsummers@hooked.net
To:	McKinleyRs@aol.com
Date: 97-08-02 

I am Manager of a store here in Calif. that has hundreds of Life
Magazines. I have the one you want. 

There are pictures of many POWs I also have these issues that have 
articles about the war. My boss charges 17.99 each for that year plus
shipping. Let me knoe. I'll hold them for you. 

I have:7-2-51,5-28-51,9-4-50 7-31-50,7-17-50. 	

Hope I can help
Robin Summers


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POW Resources

Please see attached documents and help any way you can thanks for 
caring!!
-- 
Jose N Proenza Sanfiel
C/0 The REAPER'S EDGE a POW's ECHO in Cyber Space
c/o POW's & MIA's Project Interstate
4210 POW's & MIA's Memorial Dr 
St Cloud Fla USA 34772-8142
407-957-MIAS Voice/Fax +Back/Data
e-Mail powmiast@phoenixat.com

POW/MIA Newsletter

 
Thank you for your interest in the POW/MIA issue.

You have been added to our mailing list to receive our newsletter on a
monthly basis.

Back issues of the newsletters in Word Perfect 6.0 format can be 
obtained at the following address:



Thanks again for your interest in this issue.

Iain Smy  ipsys@io.org
Webmaster
Canadian POW/MIA Information Centre

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Family Alliance

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF FAMILIES
FOR THE RETURN OF AMERICA'S MISSING SERVICEMEN
WORLD WAR II - KOREA - COLD WAR - VIETNAM

DOLORES ALFOND - VOICE/FAX   425-881-1499
LYNN O'SHEA ------- VOICE/FAX   718-846-4350
E-MAIL---------------- PGGK94A@PRODIGY.COM
WEB SITE ------------- http://www.nationalalliance.org

Subject:         Looking for
Date:            Tue, 2 Jun 1998 20:07:56, -0500
From:            PGGK94A@prodigy.com (MS LYNN M O'SHEA)


Looking for Korean War POWs who were held at Camp 1, or family members
who had loved ones held at Camp 1.  We need to speak with you.

Contact Dolores Alfond 425-881-1499

or e-mail us at pggk94a@prodigy.com

Lynn O'Shea
National Alliance of Families
for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen
World War II - Korea - Cold War - Vietnam


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POW/MIA Raido

On Mon, 13 Apr 1998
Dave Murray Email address wrote:

Thanks for agreeing to be a guest on POW/MIA Freedon Radio.  You are
scheduled for Sunday May 10, the second hour.  That will be 4:00 PM
(Mountain time).

The station is 1360 AM out of Johnstown, CO but it can be heard over
satelite at GE 1, CH 7, audio 5.8, wide band.  It can also be found and
heard over the internet on your computer.  A person just has to download
StreamWorks (free) at:
 POW/MIA Freeedom radio

You can also find  the link from my Home Page at:

http://members.aol.com/soarngduv/Dave.htm

Thanks 
Dave Murray
POW/MIA Freeedom radio

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Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998 
Donna Knox Email address wrote:

Hello Hal(& Ted);
 
We've never actually met, but I am very active in the Korean War 
full accounting effort.  My dad has been missing since 2 months
before I was born.

I have joined with 2 directors to form a new family organization. It
is called the Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs.

Contact info:

Sincerely, 
Donna Knox
540-366-6681 home phone
540-366-5893 home fax
knox3@rbnet.com

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Arlington Cemetary Burial Practices

IMPORTANT:

--- from continuing dialogue---

The House had extended hearings on Arlington burial practices and the
outcome is fantastic for vets who were POW and WIA, etc.

They must honor requests from former POW's and WIA and have 24 hours
to respond and within 48 hours arrangements must be made.

All you need is proof of status, his DD214, etc and it will happen.

All the best. 

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