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Entry: 18149
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
E COMPANY ESPECIALLY OUTPOST HARRY

RAYMOND BOGUSZ wrote on July 22, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking to contact anyone who may have known my father, William S. Bogusz of Newark, NJ during his service in Korea from Nov 1952- June 1953. I have only photos from his album to guide me in finding out more information--the album includes photos of his buddies in the regiment to include Edward D. Freitas, Fred Hulse, Covey, Donahue, Piersall, and a newspaper entry on Harry W. Koelmel and James B. Cloud. Any information, especially dealing with Outpost Harry, where he was wounded on 12 June 53, would me most welcome.

Keywords: Outpost Harry, Easy company


Entry: 18060
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
3RD BN.MEDIC KING CO

BERNARD PERRY wrote on July 18, 2001


City and State: CHAZY NY

Unit: 15INF. 3RD BN.MEDIC KING CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: great site, would like to hear from fellow vets
of med co. and king co who served during 52-53
on jackson hts, outpost harry and battle patrol
or anyone who was at combat medical aideman school in etta jima, japan in july, aug, sept.
52-53. who knew ray brewer and me.


Keywords: chorwon valley


Entry: 18032
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
COMPANY L 1953-54

TAMMY MCKEIGHAN wrote on July 17, 2001


City and State: FREMONT NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My name is Tammy McKeighan. I'm trying to help a nice man who goes to my church. His name is Ray Jimenez. He was in the Third Division, 15th Infantry, Company L in 1953-54. He went up to the 38th parallel and also was near the site where a truce was made. His friends called him Jim because they couldn't say Jimenez. He and his pals were riflemen.
I helped Ray find a man named John Lamack who lives in Iowa and was in his outfit.
Also John has a cousin named Lavern who lives about 9 miles away.
The problem is Ray also wants to find a man named Jim Cooper, who would have been 24 or 25 at the time. He was a taller, more husky man with blond hair. When the guys came back from the service they went to Omaha and then went their separate ways.
Jim was said to have been living in Omaha, Neb. or Council Bluffs, Iowa, but I've
tried to call Jim Coopers and Jim Kupers to no avail. I've posted notices on military.com and other places, but haven't had any luck.
We live in Fremont, Neb., so I went to the Dodge County Veterans Service Officer, but he said he couldn't help me without a social security number or birth date. He gave me American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars magazines
and said to post listings in those.
I tried ancestory.com and anybirthday.com and a zip code registry only to find out that there were lots of Jim Coopers born between the years of 1927 and 1929, not to mention all the other years.
Anyway, I'm hoping you'll contact me whether or not you can help. My phone at work is 1-402-941-1433 and I have voice mail. My e-mail address is TammyMcKeighan@netscape.net.
Thanks for all your help.
Tammy M.


Keywords: Third division, 15th Infantry Company L.



Entry: 17547
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON EDMOND GENE PARISH FROM LA.(SHREVEPORT)

ANTHONY P. PARISH wrote on June 24, 2001


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 17386
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
COMPANY 'B' SURVIVORS 50-52

DON SHUTES wrote on June 17, 2001


City and State: BONIFAY FL

Unit: 3RD DIV./15TH REG./B CO./ 3RD PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'd like to hear from anybody that I served with in Korea.

Keywords: Kelly Hill, Outposts Nick and Nora, Pete Zofchak,
Thompson from Bruton Alabama who lost his big toe



Entry: 17346
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ANYONE WHO KNEW SGT FIRTS CLASS JULIO MAISONET?

CARMEN MAISONET wrote on June 15, 2001


City and State: NORTH MIAMI FL

Unit: 15TH INFANTRY 1952-55

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My adopted dad is very old and I would like something to honor him so I am trying to find info about his stint in Korea. He also served in Viet Nam 1966-68 when he finally retired. Anyone knew him? Remember him. He is from Puerto Rico.

Keywords: Julio Maisonet saved his platoon commander and may have been wounded. Received the silver star or the bronze and the purple heart, I am not sure.


Entry: 17054
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
OPHARRY 15TH REG. 2ND. E CO. 15TH RCT

MAURICE DOYLE HOUSER wrote on June 2, 2001


City and State: PLEASANT LAKE IN

Unit: 15TH REG. 2ND. BATTALION E CO. 15TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Seeking anyone who knew my father Maurice Houser who was at Out Post Harry. His unit was the 3rd. Inf. Div., 15th Reg., 2nd. Battalion, E Co. 15th RCT.
thanks
Doyle Houser


Keywords: Out Post Harry. 3rd. Inf. Div., 15th Regiment, 2nd. Battlion, E Co. 15th RCT.



Entry: 17038
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
H CO | LT. DOUGLAS C WILSON KIA 12/18/50

PATRICIA WILSON ZINGSHEIM wrote on June 1, 2001


City and State: BOSTON MA

Unit: HOW COMPANY, 2ND BN, 15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 3RD I

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: daughter of Lieut. Douglas Charles Wilson
killed in action near Hungnam, Dec. 18


Keywords:


Entry: 16649
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
FAMILY OF GEORGE E RICHARDS

HOWARD BUCK wrote on May 18, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I'm searching for the family of Lt George E Richards from Oreagon. He was with my father when he was killed June 11, 1953. My father mentioned he had a daughter, very young when he was killed. Email or contact me at 515-967-7554

Keywords: OP Harry


Entry: 16495
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
3RD BN

LUIS SANCHEZ wrote on May 12, 2001


City and State: FT. STEWART GA

Unit: 3RDBN 15TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 3RDBN 15TH INFANTRY

Keywords:


Entry: 16492
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH CARL 'WHITEY' WULFERS IN KOREA.

MARK WULFERS wrote on May 11, 2001


City and State: BURLINGTON KY

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: N/A

Keywords:


Entry: 16274
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JOE D. TAYLOR

PHYLLIS DICKERSON wrote on May 3, 2001


City and State: YUCAIPA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to find out any information on Platoon, Squad, and Co. he was in. If there is anyone who knew him, or knows where he was killed, I would appreciate hearing from you. My name is Phyllis Dickerson-lapd701@msn.com

Keywords: My brother was in the 15 INF RGT 3 INF DIV. He was KIA. January 31, 1951.


Entry: 16094
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
G CO., 15TH INF., 3RD DIV.

RONALD C. ( PAT) O'CONNOR wrote on April 23, 2001


City and State: TOWSON MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Trying to locate Robert I. Marshall who served as a platoon leader, executive officer and coimpany commander of G Co.

If deceased, any information about him would be appreciated. He is one of two line officers in the compny who have not been located


Keywords: 1st Lt Robert I. Marshall
G Co., 15th Inf. 3rd Div
November 1951 to May 1952



Entry: 15892
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF GEORGE PAYNE

LIAM CLANCY wrote on April 11, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle served with the 15th Inf Regiment and I've got quite a bit of memorabilia from him. He was WIA and returned home...but I'm not certain of the time frame. He passed away when I was very young and I'd enjoy hearing from anyone who may have known him and can recall a bit about where he served.

Keywords: George Payne


Entry: 15556
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
REMEMBER THE BELGIANS???

EDGARD DEBRUYCKER wrote on March 22, 2001


City and State: GINOWAN,OKINAWA

Unit: BELGIAN UNITED NATIONS COMMAND

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: When I arrived there we were located in the Kumwha
Chorwon Valley Area in front of the Pappasan Mountain.We also pulled a stint on the White Horse
After the war we camped on a bluff overlooking
the Han-tan-Gang River...I still have fond memories of the cameradery between our troops,and
the eager exchanges for our Wiskey rations for
cases of beer...I will never forget the USO show
with Bob Hope and his performers...


Keywords: Attached to 15 th Inf 3rd Inf.Div ,Belgian Battalion.Joined the unit in 1952...


Entry: 15400
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
KING COMPANY 3RD BATALLION

CHARLES FITZ RANDOLPH wrote on March 11, 2001


City and State: ALLISON PARK PA

Unit: 3RD DIV., 15TH INF. REG., KING CO., 3RD BATALLION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for members of King Co. from 1952-53 Korea. I would appreciate hearing from you and sharing information and photos.

Charles F. Randolph


Keywords: 15th Inf. Reg., King Co, 3rd Batallion


Entry: 15166
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
IMFORMATION ABOUT MY DAD.

REBECCA KITCHENS wrote on February 22, 2001


City and State: BIRCH TREE MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would appreciate any imformation I could get on my Dad, from anyone that might have known him or served with him.

Keywords: His name was Sgt. Charles Edgar Baker. He was in the 15 Inf. Rgt. 3 Inf. Div. He was in during '50-'51, he was killed on Sept. 30, '51.


Entry: 14981
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
HAMHUNG HELLRAISERS I CO 15TH

HOWARD OLIVER wrote on February 14, 2001


City and State: COVINGTON WA

Unit: I CO 3RD BN 15TH INF 3RD INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to contact any of the old bunch who
came from japan with the unit,Also would like to
hear from anyone who remembers 1sg Mac Lemore,
Herbert Roy,Lucien Joshaway,Dingem,Simmons,Capt
Jenkins and dozens more,I know that most of them
have had there last bivouac, But maybe: just maybe
we could talk and put something together,We of
the old guard (50-51)have nothing in print.After all we did kick some big butt and had the only
black commanding officer in the whole div.


Keywords: nickname (naptown)


Entry: 14305
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF F-CO 15TH INF RGT

CHARLES JONES wrote on January 14, 2001


City and State: SPARTANBURG SC

Unit: FOX-CO.15TH INF REGT 3RD INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served with F-Co.15th.Inf.Regt.3rd.Inf.Div.from the last of Sept.1950 landed on Nov.9th at Wonsan North Korea,And on Nov.30th we were ordered to the Hungnam area of north Korea where we was to hold the approaches to Hungnam open and hold the perimeter and to cover the withdrawl of X-Corps From the Chosin Reservoir and the evacuation of Hungnam,the 3rd Div.was Rear Guard and we sailed for Pusan South Korea on Dec.24th 1950 bringing The evacuation to a close.

Keywords: Fox-Co.15th Inf,Regt.3rd Inf.Div.from 9th of Nov. 1950 through Oct.29th 1951 during the Korean War.


Entry: 13950
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
D CO 1951-52

RALPH LEWIS wrote on December 30, 2000


City and State: PINESTOPS NC

Unit: 3RD DIV 15TH INF FIRST BAT CO D

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 3RD DIV 15TH INF FIRST BAT CO D

Keywords: on the mlr in 51 an 52 about 40 miles north east of soul took basic in HITC HAWAII IF YOU WERE IN THESE PLACE;S A BOUT THIS TIME E MAIL ME AT RMLWS9


Entry: 13668
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
D CO DEC. '52 - OCT 53

VERNON KENNETH (KEN) WRIGHT wrote on December 17, 2000


City and State: DENTON TX

Unit: D COMPANY 15TH RGT. 3RD ID KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Often attached to B Company

Keywords: D Company Heavy Machine Gun Platoon 15th Rgt. 3rd ID Korea Dec '52 to Oct '53


Entry: 13655
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
IMJIN BUDDY

MERVIN ( DAVID) KEY wrote on December 16, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for those who served in the 1st Battalion at any time during the Korean War AND for members of any unit that served along the Imjin River and near or on Kelly, Nori, Tessie or 317 at any time during the Korean War.

Purpose: to jump in our Imjin Buddy Bunker at http://freeweb.pdq.net/IBB.html .


Keywords: 1st Battalion, Kelly, Nori, Tessie, 317, Imjin River.


Entry: 13578
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
H COMPANY - SGT IMERMAN

BRICK IMERMAN wrote on December 11, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have an extensive history left by my father, Sgt Victor Imerman, concerning H Company from Nov 1950-Aug 1951. Request communication with anyone from H Company, or anyone knowing my Dad.

Keywords: 3rd Div/ 15th Inf/ 2nd Battalion/H Company. Wonsan/Hungnam


Entry: 13415
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON HAROLD DYSON

DAVID PERRY wrote on December 2, 2000


City and State: NAPLES FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Uncle, Harold Dyson was Killed In Action on June 15, 1953. He was with the 15th Infantry, Rgt 3, Infantry. There is noboby left alive that can give me information concerning his death opr the actions in which his company was involved. I am trying to assmble information on my uncle and I would appreciate any information from anyone that served with my uncle and can provide any additional information. I can be reached via e-mail at davidperry1@mindspring.com. Thank you.

Keywords: Harold Dyson, 15th Infantry Rgt 3, Infantry Division. KIA, June 15, 1953. Hostile Fire. Hometown was Detroit, Michigan.


Entry: 13382
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
OUT POST HARRY POEM

JACK COFFEY wrote on November 30, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: im looking for a poem titled "outpost harry"....i think that was the title....if you have any record of it id appriciate a response

Keywords: jack coffey 3rd inf.div. 15 th reg.g company


Entry: 13284
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
L CO HDQ 9/52-6/53

DONALD F. (DON) DALY wrote on November 27, 2000


City and State: BRYN MAWR PA

Unit: CO. L PLUS 3RD BN. HDQ, 9/52 -- 6/53

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers those days. I got to Korea this September for the first time in 47 years. The Chorwon valley is still there (with the same wrecked train)Jackson Hts.was a beautiful green color rather than the dismal shell-marked gray that it was in 1952-1953.
One bit of sad news ---- LTC(ret.)Wilbur Sidney and SGT(ret.)Charlie Kauneckis both died within the last year. Two brave men - model soldiers and great Americans. I'm very happy to have had the opportunity to spend some time with both of them over the past few years. God bless them.


Keywords: Outposts Tom,Dick and Harry. Jackson Hts.(Nov.1952) Platoon Leader Co. L, XO King,CO. Love and finally S-2 3rd Bn. under LTC Shropshire.


Entry: 13186
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
OUTPOST KELLY PHOTO

MERVIN ( DAVID) KEY wrote on November 23, 2000


City and State:

Unit: ABLE-15TH-3RD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: For a link to a great aand big photo of Outpost Kelly and environs(now in North Korea) as they recently appeared, visit http://freeweb.pdq.net/mervino/3id.html

Keywords: Outpost Kelly, Outpost Tessie


Entry: 13018
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
IS THERE A LISTING ON ROBERT DAY

CHRIS DAY wrote on November 16, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Robert Day, Tank driver

Keywords:


Entry: 12815
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CO. A 1ST PLT 15TH INF REGIMENT

TOM MCCLEARY wrote on November 8, 2000


City and State: CLARION PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad's name is Richard "Mac" "Doc" McCleary he was a Medic with A Company 1st Platoon 15th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Division from 1950 and all of 1951 before rotating to the 773rd until September 1953. I would like to hear from anyone that has information about Company A 1st Platoon. We have pictures of different men from his Company, and would like to share any information. Thank you. Tom McCleary

Keywords:


Entry: 12203
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ABLE CO 1/15 INF KOREA 1951-52

J.C. POE wrote on October 8, 2000


City and State: JUNCTION CITY KS

Unit: ABLE CO -WEAPONS PLATOON 1/15 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have Loc
ated Maj Lendon P Pearson(then Cpt) and then Sgt Frank Aiello of the 60 mortar section supporting
the 3rd platoon. Cpt Pearson Commanded A Co during the winter of 1951. Also David Key you mentioned the Prisoner Of war Camp near Pusan but
you gave no address or phone NO. Be good to communicate with you.
Sincerely
J.C. Poe


Keywords: Old Baldy-Korean Winter 1951-52 Imjim River
PW compound Nr 10 Pusan



Entry: 11929
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
BOBBY G. MORRIS, MACHINE GUNNER

BILLE MATTHEWS wrote on September 23, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am trying to find out something about this OutPost Harry as my bro. was there and he doesn't like to talk about the war. He was wounded when the Chinese crossed the 38th parallel and apparently overran this place.

Keywords:


Entry: 11882
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
H CO. 15TH INF. REGT. 3RD INF.DIV KOREA

JOHN MAXWELL wrote on September 21, 2000


City and State: SOUTH PORTLAND ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm Helping my father find history of
H Co. 15th Inf.Regt 3rd Inf. Div. Between June 1950 through Mid 1952. Anything would be appreciated and can be mailed to
CSM John W Maxwell USA Ret at jmaxwel1@maine.rr.com


Keywords:


Entry: 11776
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
OUTPOST KELLY FEB 4TH1952 CONTACTS WANTED

CLARENCE MILLIKIN wrote on September 16, 2000


City and State: VASSAR MI

Unit: D COMPANY 15TH REG 3RD DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR CONTACTS

Keywords: OUT POST KELLY


Entry: 11749
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR FORMER BUDDIES

CHARLIE NEWBORN wrote on September 15, 2000


City and State: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL

Unit: KING CO 3RD BN 15TH REG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: i was with the 15th the latter part of 51 and early 52, have lost most of my records, but would like to know if anyone remembers a fred harris, carlson (first name unknown) from mass., vernon starnes or page (first name forgotten) from tn. to the best of my knowkedge i was in the first platoon commanded by lt. abatello (field commission), i was the squad leader of the second squadand starnes was my assistant, carlson was my b.a.r. man. any information would be appreciated.

Keywords: hill 317


Entry: 11457
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
G CO.11/50-6/51

HENRY MOLLER wrote on September 3, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for buddies 4th platoon 60mm mortar section.

Keywords: Hungnam


Entry: 11441
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CO D APRIL '53-JUNE '54

BRUCE P. FARRIS wrote on September 2, 2000


City and State: EATONTON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: This is to update my Email address

Keywords:


Entry: 11348
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
OLD BALDY

J.C. POE wrote on August 28, 2000


City and State: JUNCTION CITY KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: How dificult IT IS to admit one is wrong!!!!!!!!!
The photo I wrote about is not Blody Ridge or
Heartbreak Ridge. The correct hill mass is Old Baldy with the ridge line being in greid squar
2630 of the project map covering Little Gibraltar,both Nories ,Baldy and Pork Chop.All other information is correct. Someone els has read the photo into the wrong coordinance!
Sincerely
J.C. Poe


Keywords:


Entry: 10874
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
G 'GEORGE' COMPANY 1951

RON SPANOWER wrote on August 7, 2000


City and State: MEDINA OH

Unit: 3RD DIV, 15TH INF RGT, G 'GEORGE' CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father, Roy Spanower. He was wounded on 10/3/51, Chorwon Valley area between hills 487 and 477. He has given me many names of friends that were killed in that day.

Keywords: Chorwon Valley, Between hills 477 and 487


Entry: 10761
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CO. 'M' ROSTER: A 'CLOSURE' AFTER ALMOST 50 YEARS

FRED W. SCHERNIG wrote on August 1, 2000


City and State: REDWOOD CITY CA

Unit: 15 INF. REGT., CO 'M', RRIFLE PLT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am so very thankful to have found the roster of Company "M" at this site and with my name (though slightly misspelled) on that roster!

With deep emotions it brought to closure a life-and-death experience we shared in unison almost fifty years ago --- and most of us pulled through as a TEAM!

Every one that was there deserves our shared thanks and a solid salute! We can indeed be proud!

FRED SCHERNIG


Keywords: Company Roster of Company "M"


Entry: 10470
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
THE NIGHT THE WAR ENDED

JOHN A. YANCHEK wrote on July 19, 2000


City and State: CARBONDALE PA

Unit: CO. C, 15TH. INF. REGT, 3RD. INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am trying to locate former members of Charging Charlie Company, 15th. Can Do Regt and also anyone who escorted the 3rd Inf. Div. colors to Fort Benning Ga. after the big parade in New Orleans, La. and anyone who was in the final division review at Inchon with Sgyman Rhee as the Vip.

Keywords: Looking for former members of Co C 15th Inf Regt from 1953 1954 especially anyone who was there the night the truce was signed.

Looking for John D Williamson, Danville,Va.,Rocco W Destafano, Hollywood,Fl.,Frank Boccomazzo, Hartford, Ct. Donald Wright,Ohio or any one else who served with me in Korea.



Entry: 10302
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ANYONE WHO KNEW EARL G. DAVIS

CHARLES (ANDY) ANDERSON wrote on July 12, 2000


City and State: LAWRENCEVILLE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My cousin, PFC Earl G. Davis, was killed in action 31 Jan 1951. He was with the 15th Inf Regt, 3d Inf Div. Will anyone who knows the circumstances, location and where he became a casualty please contact me. . I am currently a DAC here in Korea and leave in 18 days for an assignment in Geaogia. Thanks, Charles "Andy" Anderson

Keywords:


Entry: 10125
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
A CO WPN

J.C. POE wrote on July 5, 2000


City and State: JUNCTION CITY KS

Unit: WEAPONS PLATOON ABLE CO

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I want to make a correction on my previous
reference to Bloody Ridge.By intensive research I
have discovered beyond all doubt that the actions
of Able Co on 29 Sept 51 thru apox 5 Oct 1951 took
place on Heartbreak Ridge rather than Bloody Ridge.The portion of the ridge indicated shown in the photo I talked about ic contained in grid squars 1237 and 1238 of 2ID map of Heartbreak Ridge.
Sincerely
J.C.Poe


Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge


Entry: 9853
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JOHN WYNWARD PITTS B CO 48-50

KAREN STORIE wrote on June 27, 2000


City and State: DOUBLE SPRINGS AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find out all that I can about an
uncle that I never got to know.


Keywords: He was in the 15 inf rgt 3 company B.
He was in durning 1948-1950



Entry: 9566
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
KOREAN WINTER 1951-52

J.C. POE wrote on June 23, 2000


City and State: JUNCTION CITY KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Thanks so much for your continued interest and response to my posts on Bloody Ridge. I’m as anxious to pin this location and exact date down as you are.Until I saw the photo published in the Cobblestone publication I had, for nearly fifty years, thought the hill was called Baldy. The the V.F.W. magazine described Bloody Ridge as hill 983 and gave the casualty information and I just accepted it that I had been wrong on the hill name. In fact I can’t recall ever hearing of Bloody Ridge until now, but 50 years is a long time and we are all subject to errors in our memory at times.   
   One fact will never change in this military mind and that is that, under whatever name, the photo “is of my initiation into mortal combat” of which chapter in my book is called “Baptism Of Fire.”    
   I need all the help I can get, from you and Ted and anyone else, to pin it down. Your maps are of extreme value and I am able to give you exact information on Able Co’s position on the Imjim River the winter of 1951-52. The river ran through the line between A and B co. on the left flank of A co. Without getting bogged down on dates, I will say that 1st Bn. brought Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to us in that position and we were still there for New Years Day, 1952.    
   I believe the A Co. commander was Captain Pearson at the time and one night the 3rd Platoon on out left flank where the river ran through the line, called a 60 mm flair mission and caught Charlie floating through the line on innertubes. That group didn’t make it and the following day Cpt. Pearson called for volunteers to lay barbed and concentina wire across the river to put a stop to that game.   
   I was one of about a dozen volunteers to follow that most outstanding commander into the river (ice out about 2 ft. from the bank on each side), the deepest water to the armpits of a 5’ 8” soldier. It put a stop to that activity. On our right flank where the river turned north into enemy territory was the 65th Puerto Rican Inf. and across the river in front of us was Little Nori where we kept approx. two enforcement squads all night and one squad through the day.   
   Every evening, regular as clock work, “Bed Check Charlie,” a one engine aircraft, flew across the front with loud speakers telling us “Go home G.I., your country don’t care about you” and several other such phrases.   
   As the days went on, our outpost was attacked very regularly at night causing us to withdraw, then we would attack the folowing morning and retake our O.P. This was happening all along the front until, I estimate, March or April when Bn. was assigned to enclosure #10 prisoner of war compound near Pusan when things were getting hot on Kogie Do Island with P.O.W. problems.   
   Enough for this time. Come on 1st. Bn. 15th Inf. veterans, help us with our memory of the events of those years.   
   I skipped over a lot of good happenings which can’t be left out , but help us out OK! (more to follow)

Sincerely,

JC Poe


Keywords:


Entry: 9369
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ABLE CO. INFO.

J.C. POE wrote on June 14, 2000


City and State: JUNCTION CITY KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I write this in hopes that someone may recall and respond. I want you to have a place in my book by name and photo if you have a suitable one of then or now. Speaking of recalling, I wasn’t able to forget nor do I think anyone else could. Speaking of it may be another thing!

According to the June/July 2000 edition of the V.F.W. Magazine "Bloody Ridge" (hill 983), the 2nd Inf. Div. and attached units during the period of Aug. 18th through Sept. 5th, 1951, sustained 326 KIA, 2,032 WIA and 414 M.I.A. Counted enemy dead totaled 1,389. The 15th F.A. Bn. set a record by firing 14,425 rounds in 24 hrs.

What is not said, is that high ground property was very, very expensive during the fall and winter of 1951 and 1952. Said property exchanged hands many times between the North Korean/Chinese and American and allied forces. By the 29th of Sept. "Bloody Ridge" was again in the hands of the enemy.

It is a fact that Able company, 15 Inf. Rgt., along with the participating units involved, attacked and re-took "Bloody Ridge" on 29 Sept., 1951. I know this because I was there. What I don't know is the number of casualties on both sides but I know they were extremely high.

When I visited Korea in 1963, I attended Air observer school at Camp Casey and during that time I was privileged to stand on the O.P. from which artillery fire was being adjusted in the impact area where the small hill called "Little Norie", which was Able company's O.P. during the winter of 1951-52 on our Imjim River M.L.R. position. As I observed this ATT (army training test) firing, I was seeing the old Able co. position 13 years after the fact and I can’t describe the shock I experienced as it all came back as though it were only yesterday.

To lend credibility to the following analysis, let me first preface it with a brief history of my training. In Vietnam in 1967, when I was 1st Sgt. of A Btry. 4th Arty., it became necessary for me to leave artillery because of damage sustained to my ears from being a 60 mm mortar gunner during most of my Korean war tour of duty and the noise exposure of field artillery guns to a point where further exposure would have sent me totally deaf. Consequently, I acquired MOS 96B50 (Intelligence Analysis) and it remained my primary MOS until retirement in March of 1973. This Air Observer/Intelligence Analysis experience gives me the ability to analyze and interpret what I see in the photo of "Bloody Ridge". Having been there also helps considerably.

Just on the forward slope you will see a bunker position with a 57 mm recoilless rifle and a crew of two. Sitting at their right is an observer with his elbows on his knees holding binoculars to his eyes. He would be giving adjustment orders to the 3 squad leaders who are standing facing the 60 mm mortar and giving them data for charge settings and range and deflection settings. Bare in mind that at the time the 60 mm mortar had been base plate and site with range and defleciton settings and a leveling bubble supported by a tripod. To the right rear of the sitting observer is a 30 cal machine gun at very prominent bunker. I have indicated the squad leaders and mortars position, as well as my first day fox hole and the bomb crater, with arrows on the photo of "Bloody Ridge".

I have a strong feeling that the photo was taken on the 2nd or 3rd day at the final assault on the ridge and second peak was taking place. The photo could have been taken from an aircraft or even the 2nd peak.

In any case I would estimate that the scene as depicted in the photo shows the men of heavy weapons Platoon, Able Co. 1st Bn 15th Inf. Rgt. 3rd Inf. Div. Sept./Oct. 1951. I feel that I was among those shown in the photo. On that day, myself and one other man collected the canteens of all the others and made a trip down the hill to a small, clear stream at the bottom of this hellish place and returned with much needed relief for the dry parched throats of the platoon.


I wish to mention that during our stay on the Imjim river position we had elements of British, Australian, and Greek armies in and through our company area for reasons I either can’t recall or did not know. Most striking is my recall of either the British or Aussie unit stopping to have a meal of mutton in contrast to our usual C-rations gave me the desire to try some of this meal but I never did.
   I also recall that the 3rd Bn. 15th Inf. was still all black but was finally integrated completely during that time frame.
   To the left front of our position at some distance was a hill called Breadloaf and as I recall, also called hill 255. As I recall the 2nd and 3rd Bn.’s had been involved in taking it, losing it and retaking it with extremely high casualties on both sides.
   As I recall, A co. was pulled off the line and temporarily replaced by a Greek unit while we engaged in practice attacks on similar terrain with live fire, somewhere not too far behind the line. I won’t try for the dates because military exercise records will probably supply them if you can get enough information to make cross checks.
   Something in my memory tells me the Turkish army and maybe the Britt’s got involved with this fighting. In any case we did not go on to that practiced mission and we returned to our MLR position and the Greek unit pulled out.
   I would like to view the unit morning reports during that fall and winter with Able company but I don’t know how to gain access to that. If I could, one of them would show that around the 1st of the year I went to Kocura, Japan on I and I, or was it called R and R?
   Sometimes during this tour on the Imjim we had a platoon patrol trapped in a minefield and the platoon Sgt. (name not recalled) was wounded and decorated for valor and later awarded a battlefield commission. How’s that for a cross check with the archives?
   Well, Hal, I don’t think I dreamed any of it and perhaps between the archives and the Vets responses I hope you and I can put it all together.
   I guess I should tell you that during the second half of my first year tour of duty of ‘67 and ‘68 in Vietnam I was a 1st Sgt. of the 246th PSYOP Co. at bien Hoa. I keep hoping that experience will help us to inflict some PSY war tactics on all those 1st Bn. 15th vets and get them to come to our side in our quest for more firsthand info. on this 50 yr. anniversary.

Sincerely,

JC Poe




Sincerely,

JC Poe


Keywords: Able Co. at Bloody Ridge


Entry: 9258
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
A CO. WEAPONS PLATOON

J.C. POE wrote on June 8, 2000


City and State: JUNCTION CITY KS

Unit: E-8 RETIRED U.S. ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:
I was a member of A co., 15th Inf. in Sept. 1951. I recently acquired a copy of the Cobblestone "The Korean War" fall of 1999. Page 11 contained a photo of Bloody Ridge. I identify this photo as the objective which A company spearheaded an attack on the 29th and 30th of Sept. 1951. As I am writing my autobiography I identified a bomb crater and freshly dug two-man fox hole in the center of the photo approx. 20 meters from the ridge line. A fellow soldier and I dug the fox hole during the operation. The bomb crater contained several wounded during the operation. I have no memory of names, with the exception of the Able Company medic, last name Love, an over 6 foot black soldier holding the rank of Corporal. He was tending to wounded when the crater was hit by large mortar and he too, became a casualty. I was only a few feet away and he appeared to be hit in the neck area. I do not know if he survived, however, he did not return to the unit. I spent my entire tour of duty with Able company as a 60 mm mortar gunner. I would appreciate information pertaining to any survivor (s) of the operation on Bloody Ridge to assist in completing my book titled "The Diversities Of A Lifetime".
My information is that the company comander was KIA and later recommended for the CMH.
I have information on the activity of the unit up until the 1st Bn. assumed command of enclosure #10 prisoner of war compound near Pusan when the problems were occurring with prisoners on Cheju-do Island, in 1952, from which I returned to the land of round door knobs at the end of my tour.
Any informaiton may be emailed to my daughter at the email address above or to my home address listed above.

Sincerely,

JC Poe E-8, retired
497-32-3361
RA17322563


Keywords: Bloody Ridge


Entry: 8797
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
I FOUND HIM, GEORGE D. TILLMAN 4/16/53

WAYMON GRIFFIN wrote on May 19, 2000


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: For many years, I have been looking for the wrong name! I had remembered the wrong name. My foxhole buddy who was KIA 16 Apr 1953 was not an Anderson but a Tillman. George D. Tillman, Bullock Co, GA., died instantly on the early morning of 16 Apr 1953. At the same time, I was SWIA. We were on Outpost Tom, just south of Jackson Heights. We had been up all night from attempted assualts on our unit. Tom and I shared a listening post at the foot of Outpost Tom. Much, much shelling, rifle and machine gun fire all around us throughout the nite of the 15th of April 1953.

We survived all of the fire all nite, but the next morning of the 16th, a recon was sent to survey the enemy killed. As the patrol moved around the base of Outpost Tom, boom; of course, I did not hear the boom. I awoke sometime later, face down on the ground. George was killed by the artillery shell or morter....

Would like to hear from family members of George D Tillman, as I have often wanted to get in touch with them. I know he had living parents, a wife and a child. Sure hope I can add closure to this 47 year old story....


Keywords: Outpost Tom at foot of Jackson Heights, Kumwah? Valley. C Company, 15th Infantry Reg, 3rd Infantry Div, Korea 1953.


Entry: 8745
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
BAKER CO

RON TAYLOR wrote on May 17, 2000


City and State: DEBARY FL

Unit: 3TH 15INF BCO 2TH PLAT0

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Finding buddies

Keywords:


Entry: 8390
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR OTHER CO.MENBERS

PHILIP TWITCHELL wrote on May 2, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to hear from some of my old comrades

Keywords: I was known as whitey,PLT. barber,and switchboard op.and comm.lines man,from June 1 53 to oct. 54 was a member of HQ.CO.2nd bn.15t 3 div.


Entry: 7913
15TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
C CO

FRANK J. BORRELLI wrote on April 11, 2000


City and State: ROCHESTER NY

Unit: CO.C 15TH INF REG, #RD INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to locate a roster of C Co 15th I cannot locate any names. I have searched the kia list and find it to be incomplete. Looking for the name of a buddy William Wade from Baltimore. There were so many replacements due to the fact that most of the Ft. Benning guys went to the 1st Cav while Truman decided what to do with the short timers. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have attended various reunions and found most were guys from 52/53/54.

Keywords: From Ft. Benning 1950 to Korea and discharge in 51



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