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Infantry Regiment







180th Infantry Regiment


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.


   180th Infantry Company F

   George W. Robison

   Secretary-Co F 180th Association









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Entry: 88575
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
BOOK

RICK ZENGLER wrote on March 19, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for a copy of the book Christmas in July. Years ago I saw that my Father was mentioned in the book while doing research on him and now the book is no longer available.

My father was a medic. His name was Vaclav Zengler, but the guys called him Vic. I have also seen that he was referred to as the Crazy Czech.

If you know where I can get a copy or knew my father, please message me as he died in 1970 when I was 5.

Thank you for your service.
Rick


Keywords: Christmas Hill


Entry: 88395
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CHRISTMAS HILL 1953

BONNIE MARTIN wrote on February 25, 2014


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: 45TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any information about the Veterns who served in Korea during 1952-53. Be
really nice to find any who came off the Hill called Cristmas Hill, 245 went up and 13
came off.My spouse is one of them and he is now up in age and has just started opening
up about the heart felt experence on the Hill and the men who he served with. He was
in the 45th division. Thank you to any who remember.


Keywords:


Entry: 87662
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
PHOTOS OF KOREA AND JAPAN

SUSAN AUMACK wrote on November 11, 2013


City and State: SANTA BARBARA CA

Unit: 45TH DIVISION, 180TH INFANTRY, C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Harold Joseph Aumack (nicknamed Skippy), served in the Army from 1952 to
1954. He was from Oakhurst, New Jersey.

He did his basic training in Fort Polk, LA then was shipped out on the US Naval ship
Marine Adder in Aug 1952 to Hokkaido, Japan then to Korea.

He took lots of photos of his fellow soldiers and surroundings that I'd be happy to
share if anyone is interested.

My father passed away in 1999 and didn't talk much about his time in the war. We
cherish all the memories these photos give us...


Keywords: Thunderbird, 180th Infantry, C Company, Fort Polk, Old Baldy Hill


Entry: 87601
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SANDBAG CASTLE AND CHRISTMAS HILL

ARNOLD SAMUELSON wrote on November 8, 2013


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: 45TH 180TH 3RD BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: was sgt major of battalion

Keywords: sandbag castle and Christmas hill


Entry: 86439
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR THESE MEN 45TH DIVISION 180TH REGIMENT FOX COMPANY

MATTHEW KELSCH wrote on June 5, 2013


City and State: MALTA NY

Unit: 45TH DIVISION 180TH REGIMENT FOX COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My name is Matthew Kelsch. I was in the 45th division, 180th
regiment, fox company, 2nd platoon, in the years of 1953-1954
(Korean War). For years I have been trying to get in touch with a
few close friends that I made during the war in my platoon. Their
names are as follows, if anyone knows of their
address/email/phone PLEASE let me know.
Names:

Robert Mcgregor (or Macgregor) - lived in north or south carolina
prior to military service.

Peter Hrudrowski - lived in Elizabeth, NJ prior to military service

Medic Markum (17-18 years old during service not sure of his
first name and not sure if last name is spelled correct here)

If anyone from the platoon I was in reads this, feel free to
contact me. I appreciate any responses, please email or write me.
This address is current.
My name again is Matthew J. Kelsch


Keywords: Korea 1953,Christmas hill, bloody ridge, sand bag castle, fox
company, platoon leader lieutenant archeribald bourke,



Entry: 86398
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
PHOTOS FROM MAY-SEPT 1953, 1ST BN 180TH REGIMENT

FRANK FARMER wrote on May 31, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 1ST BN 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father (1st Lt Frank S Farmer, now deceased) served in Korea
with the 1st Battalion, 180th Regiment, from about Feb-Sept 1953.
He took a great number of photos, which I have uploaded to the
following web site:
http://tiocampo.smugmug.com/FSF-Military-Journal/Korea-1953/

Many people in the photos are identified by name. Feel free to
contact me if you served with the 180th at that time or are
related to a veteran who did, and have any questions about the
photos.


Keywords: 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, Heart Break
Ridge, Sugar Loaf, Satari, Inje



Entry: 86250
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

JAVIER MORALES wrote on May 20, 2013


City and State: SAN JUAN PR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Doing some research to identify the first name and hometown for
Santana-Concepcion (these are his last names)of Puerto Rico who was
a member of this unit and was KIA. If anyone knew or remembers him
and can provide any information on him it would be appreciated.
Thank You!


Keywords:


Entry: 85324
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
180TH, 2ND BATALLION HQ -- RADIO REPAIR

TODD BISHOP wrote on January 27, 2013


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: HQ, 2ND BATTALION, 180TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello-- I'm interested in hearing from anyone who
remembers my father, Sgt. Melvin Bishop, who served in
Korea in 1952-53 as a radio repairman attached to HQ,
2nd Battalion, 180th Infantry. I'd like to hear anything
at all you remember about him. Thank you-- Todd Bishop


Keywords: 180th infantry, 2nd battalion, headquarters, radio,
Melvin, Bishop



Entry: 85308
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CORP. ROGER RHODES

FRANCISCO GONZALES wrote on January 25, 2013


City and State: KOKOMO IN

Unit: COMPANY E, 2D BATTALION, 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT,

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the Grandson of Corp. Roger J. Rhodes from
Walton, IN. He was the recipient of the Distinguished
Cross for his actions on November 8, 1952 near Sachon-
ni, Korea. Searching for any information available.

Below is a link to the official description of his
actions.

http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-
awards/recipient.php?recipientid=7084


Keywords: November 8, 1952 Sachon-ni, Korea

Company E, 2d Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment,
45th Infantry Division



Entry: 85232
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER

JENNIFER HAILE wrote on January 16, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im looking for information on my grandfather,Cpl. Roy E Haile. I
know he served with the 45th inf div, 180th inf reg because I found a
record of where he was wounded by a missle in March of 1953 and
returned to battle in the Far East Command. I also know he won the
Bronze Star Medal and received multiple Purple Hearts for his
service, but, unfortunately, there is no one in my family who knows
anything specific about his service or the acts for which he received
these awards. He survived the war but unfortunately passed away in
1995 without relaying information regarding his service. His wife, my
grandmother, also is recently deceased so we are unable to ask her.
My grandfather lived in Missouri his whole life. If there's any
information, we'd appreciate it. Thank you.


Keywords: Haile, Bronze star, Korea, Missouri


Entry: 84592
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
BILL BURKE, 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 45TH DIV, CO C

AMANDA FRITZ wrote on November 5, 2012


City and State:

Unit: COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather is looking to reach out to those in his
company and regiment. He wants to make contact with any
of the men still alive to see how they are doing. I
personally would like to speak to the men who served with
my grandfather.


Keywords: Company C, 1951 - 1952, Sgt Duhnam


Entry: 83945
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
45TH DIV 180TH REG CO A

FRANK FAY wrote on August 17, 2012


City and State: DOYLESTOWN PE

Unit: 45TH DIV 180 REG CO,A

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Hokkaido,Japan to Korea. Bill Keegan,Monk Meyer, Joe Fenn,
Rudy Marinowski -George Betz Ed Guyer Whre are you ????



Entry: 83518
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
45TH INFANTRY 180 TH REGIMEN A COMPANY HILL 854 AND LUKES CASTLE KOREA WAR 1952-53

FRANK SONSON wrote on July 1, 2012


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY 180 REGIMEN A COMPANY KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Please reach out to my e mail
. My father Staff Sgt Frank
L. Sonson was in the Korean War around 1952-1953 and
was a infantry man that was stationed on a hill 854
and luke's castle with a 57- recoiless rifle, later
after three combat missions he was a driver for
Colonel Charles D'Orzo a West Point graduate. We are
going to try to go to the 60 th Anniversary of the
Korean War in Alington Va in July 2012. I would like
to hear from anyone serving or remembering serving
with my father.
His son , Philip Sonson
7.1.12


Keywords: Hill 854 and Lukes Castle punchbowl 1952 -1953
45th infantry 180th regimen A Company Oklahoma
National Guard unit ,
Pittsburgh PA Korean Veteran Frank L. Sonson Staff
Sgt U.S. Army 1952-53



Entry: 83352
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MY DAD, MACK RAY TIGER

MAXINE LAWSON wrote on June 15, 2012


City and State: PRAIRIEVILLE LA

Unit: 180TH INFANTRY COMPANY D

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My name is Maxine and I am looking for anyone who knows
my dad, Mack Ray Tiger who was in the army for over 14
years. He was Creek Indian.


Keywords: Mack Tiger Combat Infantryman EAMET Campaign HQ 45th
Infantry ET May 1943-May 1945



Entry: 83351
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MY DAD, MACK RAY TIGER

MAXINE LAWSON wrote on June 15, 2012


City and State: PRAIRIEVILLE LA

Unit: 180TH INFANTRY COMPANY D

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My name is Maxine and I am looking for anyone who knows
my dad, Mack Ray Tiger who was in the army for over 14
years. He was Creek Indian.


Keywords: Mack Tiger Combat Infantryman EAMET Campaign HQ 45th
Infantry ET May 1943-May 1945



Entry: 82854
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JAMES L ROBERTSON

ROGER HUFFMAN wrote on April 24, 2012


City and State: GALLATIN MO

Unit: 45 TH. DIV HQ. KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: James and I were in the same school during grade
school years, and were best friends, at Ashland Grade
School, on the East side of Kansas City, Missouri.


Keywords: Looking for birth and Death records of school chum. I
have his obituary that says he was killed on June
7th, but not the year, and that he is buried in
National Cemetery, Ft.Levanworth, Kas. I'm trying to
establish if I was in Korea at the time of his death



Entry: 82480
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
WOUNDED IN ACTION

VINCENT CUPO JR. wrote on March 16, 2012


City and State: MANLIUS NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the son of Korean War Veteran Vincent Joseph Cupo, sevice #
51025107. Looking to find the date/place and details to corroborate my
Father's account of his being wounded in action while riding in a
weapons jeep struck by a mortar. He was found unconscious and said
many if not all riding with him were killed. He said his Sgt was killed, but
didn't give me any name. He was treated and sent back to battle. He does
not recall any MASH unit as part of his treatment, which I find odd. I
would like to pursue a Purple Heart for his being wounded in battle. I
hope you can assist me. Thank you!


Keywords:


Entry: 81886
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
BUDDIES OF MSGT ROBERT COSTA - A CO

BILL COSTA wrote on January 27, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Researching info re my brother who is residing in N Calif. He received the Bronze Star in 1961 for his duty in Korea and I'm tryng to locate folks who served with him. Thank you all !!!!

Keywords: Korea 1953-54, Heartbreak Ridge,180th Inf 1st Batt A Co


Entry: 81568
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
TURKISH UNIT CO-LOCATED WITH 180TH

MICHAEL KOHN wrote on December 31, 2011


City and State: BALDWIN CITY KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: In June-July 1953 was there a Turkish unit co-located
with the 180th on Outpost Queen, Christmas Hill or
elsewhere? My dad mentioned before he died that a
Turkish unit was co-located with his 180th unit for a
very short time - does anyone remember this or is there
a record of that anywhere.

How close was Outpost Queen to Christmas Hill?

In the book Christmas In July it mentions 1220 as
Christmas Hill but I have seen Christmas Hill as also
being Hill 1040 - which is correct?

My father PFC G. Duane Kohn was wounded on Christmas
Hill North Korea (according to Army records) on 18 July
1953 when his unit was over run - my dad died in 1973
thus I cannot ask him these questions. Would this have
been Easy Company that was over run on 18 July 1953? I
have not been able to find anything listing what
company he was in during the battle for Christmas Hill
when his unit was over run.

Thank you advance.

Thank you


Keywords: Turkish Unit
Outpost Queen
Christmas Hill
Hill 1220
Hill 1040

I am confused to say the least. My dad PFC G. Duane
Kohn was wounded on Christmas Hill on July 18, 1953, he
told me his unit got over run on that date



Entry: 81216
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE KNOW MY DAD. ROBERT W DANIELS 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT CO. G

DAVID DANIELS wrote on December 1, 2011


City and State: POST FALLS ID

Unit: 180TH INF 45DIV CO. G

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: DANIELS ROBERT W Rank=PFC Serial Number=US55236892
Branch=Infantry
Military Occupation Specialty=01745 Year of Birth=
Race=Caucasian
State of Residence=IL County of Residence=Cook
Unit=180th Inf Regt Division=45th Inf Div Type of
Unit=Inf Regt
Place of Casualty=North Korea Date of Casualty
(yymmdd)=53 02 24
Type of Casualty=Returned to Duty
Detail of Casualty=LWA/Wounded in action by missile,
hospitalized
Group of Casualty=Returned to Duty (Far East Command)
Evacuation Disposition=





Entry: 81189
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LT. DWIGHT S. THOMPSON, RIFLE PLATOON, COMPANY A 180 INFANTRY 45 DIV MAY 1953- END OF WAR

SUSAN THOMPSON wrote on November 27, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone know anything about my father, Dwight S.
Thompson from Seymour, Ct? (1928-2004) I have his
Korean War letters and some stories from the war. He
commanded a rifle platoon in Company A. The company
commander was Frank Farmer (from Ca.). Dad's letters
also mention executive officer 2 Lt.Hatcher (from S.
Dakota), and 2 Lt. Meyers from Chicago and Max
Rainey. His letters are full of life on the front and
very detailed. Dad was a soccer player and he
mentions playing soccer and baseball with both Korean
and Puerto Rican players too.
Any information would be most welcome. Thank you for
your service!


Keywords: Dwight Thompson, Company A 180 Infantry 45 Division
May 1923- March
1954



Entry: 81097
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CPL FRED S HENRY

JEREMY BLANKS wrote on November 18, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I have a great uncle, Fred S. Henry (from Marshall
County, Alabama), that was a member of the 45th
infantry division, 180th infantry regiment during
Korea. I know he was wounded on T-Bone hill on
December 28th, 1951 and died from his wounds on January
5th, 1952.

I know its been almost 60 years ago, but I am doing
some research on the family and wondered if anyone
remembered him or some details on what happened. I
have heard about him my whole life.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Sincerely,
Jeremy D. Blanks, Ph.D.


Keywords: Fred Henry Korea 1951


Entry: 80676
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
HE DIDN:T TALK ABOUT HIS TIME IN BATTLE

HARRY MILLER wrote on October 10, 2011


City and State: SPOKANE VALLEY WA

Unit: B

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: cpl. charles leonard garten [ squad leader]he also
was a 57mm gunner.


Keywords: heartbreak ridge oct.1952/may 1953[perkins]


Entry: 80294
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
DOES ANYONE KNOW MY DAD, SSG THOMAS TULLIUS

SANDRA TULLIUS wrote on September 7, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Heavy weapons, Infantry, Co D, .50 cal on a jeep.  


Entry: 80118
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SFC JEROME F. SEARS

TONY VACHA wrote on August 26, 2011


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: 364TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Major Tony Vacha. I am the Headquarters Company Commander for the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade. We are the senior tenant unit in the SFC Jerome F. Sears Army Reserve Center in Portland, OR. Sears Hall, as we call it, is closing after 50 years of service to our Nation. I am planning a decommissioning ceremony of the building on September 10th, 2011. We are also dedicating the entrance of our new building, the 41st Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center, as the Sears / Sharff Entrance. 2LT Alfred Sharff is another DSC veteran with a Army Reserve Center named after him in Portland that is closing.
I would be grateful for anyone who knew SFC Sears, or knows currently living family members and can attend this event.
Please contact me at tony.vacha@us.army.mil or 650-336-4374. Thank you.


Keywords: SFC Jerome Sears, Distinguished Service Cross, Family members, comrades 


Entry: 80069
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
180TH INFANTRY I COMPANY 3RD BATTALLION 1953-1954

VINCENT F. CORRAO wrote on August 22, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 180TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for the name of the LT. on Sandbag Castle 19 June 1953.

Also looking for anyone who was there who can verify that this LT put me in for Bronze Star as a result of my efforts on Sandbag Castle on the night of 18 June 1953.


Keywords: Sandbag Castle, 1953, 


Entry: 80035
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
KOREAN WAR DOCUMENTARY SERIES

SHADOW MIHAI wrote on August 19, 2011


City and State: PASADENA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am Shadow Mihai, and independent film maker. I would like to ask for your assistance on one of my projects, which I consider very important.

I am producing a documentary series on the Korean War, entitled Korea: The Forgotten War.

See some minimal information about it here: http://sjlume.com/pr_korea

This is a very important project as the Korean War, in comparison to conflicts before and after it occurred, has almost no attention paid to it. Yet, it is one of the most significant events of our recent history, and was a turning point in modern politics, technology and warfare. Through it all, the people who fought the war made incredible sacrifices on behalf of us and our freedoms. As the generation who fought the Korean War is quickly passing (my father fought in it and is in his 80s), I want to ensure that we record their memories, actions and reflections on the war while we can.

Independent film, and documentary film in general, is a labor of love. I need the assistance of people to help get this important project properly underway and completed. I need financial assistance, as well as help with access to records, information and people. I am seeking therefore to get in contact with Korean vets who want to have this record created and who might be able to help with one or more of those matters. Financially, I am taking pre-sales of completed DVDs or donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses, all of whom will be acknowledged in the series. If I can get some minimal funding, I will be able to attend the 45th Infantry Division reunion this September with a small camera crew, to do interviews of the members there.

You can assist me by copying this note into emails and notifying anyone you know who you think would be interested in this project.

Feel free to contact me direct at the750group@gmail.com.

Thanks!


Keywords: 45th Thunderbirds, Rainbow, 24th, documentary film, interviews 


Entry: 79852
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
COMPANY A 1952

HERBERT (HERB) RORRER wrote on August 3, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Late Sept 1952 (thru Oct), A Co. relieved 8th ROK, east of upper Soyang River on Hill 854 (often mistakenly called Christmas Hill). 854 was on the east side of the upper Soyang River, where Hill 812 ( and OP 749) was west of the river. Do you have photos of these hills ? Was Napalm Ridge or Changhang the NK position opposing 854 ? Were you in A Co. Aug 52 - Jan 53 or have an A Co. roster taken during this time period ?

Remember Perdue of AL, Callahan or Ogas of CA, Pope of NY ? Remember losing Leet, Magourik, or Watts in Sept/Oct 52 ? Remember me (Herb), James Bess (tall black), Baldovi (short Hawaiian), Bright, Fedder, Fick (WIA), Heathcock (brothers), Huffman (WIA), Leon Miller, Peade, Walter Rhodes (weapons platoon), Walter Royack, Sonson ?

Remember our SGTs Allen, Ashby, Berhow, Chang (BIG Hawaiian) or Scott, or our LTs Taylor, Rupp or Seeley, Jewell (black WIA), Suzuki or CPT Beane (black former LT)? (Remember Macedo, Theo. White, Ben Rutherford, O'Berry (KIA), O'Brien (priest driver) in A Co. prior to Sept?) Know anyone who trained at Camp Rucker, AL in L Co. 164th Regt in 1951/52 (Francisco Roque-Candenedo) ? THANKS ALL VETS !!!


Keywords: Oct 1952 Hill 854 ( and OP 799), Napalm Ridge, Hill 812 ( and OP 749)
 



Entry: 79654
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT KNEW ROBERT E CHAPMAN

CAROLYN MILLER wrote on July 16, 2011


City and State: KANNAPOLIS NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My family and I are looking for anyone that had served
with our father Robert E. Chapman from Detroit MI. He
served with this regiment late 1952 to July 1953. We are
looking for information and maybe pictures of my father
during the war. He has since passed away and we are
wanting to honor our father and all the Korean War
veterans.


Keywords: Robert E. Chapman 45th infantry division 180th regiment
"m" company aka thunderbirds 



Entry: 79522
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

LYLE NEESAM wrote on July 4, 2011


City and State: PORTAGE WI

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIV 180TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for news,info, buddies

Keywords:  Sugar Loaf, smoke valley 1951~1953


Entry: 79258
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
RICHARD PANKEY IS LOOKING FOR BUDDIES HE SERVED WITH DURING THE WAR

RICHARD PANKEY JR. wrote on June 10, 2011


City and State: SPANAWAY WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi:

My Dad- Richard Pankey is looking for buddies he served with during War. He does not remember which Regiment, so I am leaving the same message for each of the Inf Reg's. He served with the 45TH Inf Div for some time before being transferred to the 2ND Inf Div. He does not have a computer or e-mail access, so please contact him at his home

Thank You


Keywords:  


Entry: 79164
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
E COMPANY 180TH INFANTRY REG. 1/1/51-7/30/52

ELIZABETH (LIZ) VANDENBERGHE wrote on June 1, 2011


City and State: BELLEVUE WA

Unit: COMPANY E; 180 INFANTRY REGIMENT; 45TH INFANTRY DI

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Ken Zill fought in the Korean Conflict. I found all the letters he wrote home and am interested in learning more about the time he spent there. He was injured on June 12, 1952. He lived in Michigan and died in 1991. Am interested in anyone that new him.

Keywords: Ken Zill; Stretch, Hill 209, Gus Hein, Erwin Hockrien, June 12, 1952 


Entry: 79094
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
C. COMPANY 180TH REG 45TH DIV KOERA 1953

DONALD UCCELLO SR. wrote on May 29, 2011


City and State: EAST HARTFORD CT

Unit: C. COMPANY 180TH REG 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Talking to any who have not served seems a waste of
time . It reminds me of a quote from and old book.
" You can't tell a man sitting by a fireplace how cold it is outside." So for thoes of you
who hold a CIB. God Bless and remember.


Keywords: Hill 1220, chrismas hill . seven day battle Kumsung
river salient. regiment losses 925 wia. 375 kia's
July 13th thru July 20th 1953. losses do not include
many Katusa's. Good men all. 



Entry: 78838
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON JERRY JOE EADS.

DIXIE COVEY wrote on May 7, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am the great niece of Jerry Joe Eads. I know he was KIA in 1953. I would love to hear any stories about him or even find some old pictures. He had a brother that served with him and he won't talk about him much cause it brings back so much pain. Please if you have any information contact me. I have been looking for year on the internet for anything I could find out about him. Thank you.

Keywords: Christmas Hill  


Entry: 78670
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MELVIN JONES 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION 1953-54

THOMAS COYNE wrote on April 23, 2011


City and State: BATH OH

Unit: LOVE COMPANY, 180 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 45 INFANTR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I'm looking for Melvin Jones, negro (African/American)veteran these days, who served with me on Sandbag Castle in 1953. I may have been his best friend at the time.

I think I saw a request from his daughter for anyone who knew him; however, I seem unable to retrieve what I think I saw. Can anyone help me locate Melivn Jones? Believe me, I knew him and hope sincerely he remains in good health.

Melvin Jones was from city of Detroit, won the Golden Gloves championship two years in a row, was a wonderful friend.



Entry: 78531
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS OF COMPANY C

STEVE SHOTZMAN wrote on April 10, 2011


City and State: LAVACA AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER ERNEST W. SHOTZMAN WAS INJURIED ON JULY 6, 1952 by missile. HE RECEIVED HIS MEDALS ON APRIL 5, 2011. WE ARE TRYING TO LOCATE OTHER SURVIVORS OF HIS UNIT. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL stevehshotzman@hotmail.com

Keywords: BATTLE OF OLD BALDY, COMPANY C 180TH REGIMENT 45 DIVISION


Entry: 78159
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
KOREAN WAR VETERAN

DONALD BALSIGER wrote on March 12, 2011


City and State: TIGARD OR

Unit: G CO 180TH INF RGT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for buddies and ran across this info page. Find I was not listed but found some buddies on the list.

Keywords: T-Bone Hill Apr to Aug 1952: Tour of duty Sept '50 to Oct '52: Lt. Epperson Co. Commander: Purple Heart awarded 6 12 52:


Entry: 77925
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
180TH IR AND 45TH MP CO

ROBERT BEHR wrote on February 20, 2011


City and State: PALM COAST FL

Unit: 180TH REGIMENT AND 45TH MP COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 76633
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOVE CO., 180TH INF, 1952-53

JAMES MORGAN wrote on November 6, 2010


City and State: NEW BERN NC

Unit: LOVE COMAPNY, 180TH INF. RGT., 45TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Sgt. John Miller, Sgt. Robert Gnau, Sgt. Kenneth Effinger of Love Co., 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. We served together from July 1952 under Capt. Tommy Adkins. Went to Bloody Ridge on Jan. 29, 1952. I rotated home in June, 1953.

Keywords: Hill 854 and Bloody Ridge.


Entry: 76406
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
INFORMAION ABOUT THEADORE KAISER, CO I,180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

VIRGINIA (KAISER) FAESSLER wrote on October 12, 2010


City and State: BRIDGEPORT NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like info from anyone to let me know if there is a book I can read about this company or any info on the where abouts this company was in battle.

Keywords: My brothers nickname was Ted.


Entry: 76281
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MILITARY RECORDS AND MADALS

RICHARD SHAW wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State: OWENS CROSS ROADS AL

Unit: CO K,180TH INFANTRY REGT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Next of Kin of Korean War Veterans can get copies of the military records of the veteran(commonly referred to as the 201 file and all miltary medals,badges and awards by contacting veteranmedals.army.mil
Retires and veterans can get replacement records and medals at this site.
Richard J Shaw


Keywords: Eerie (hill 191) korea 13 June 1952


Entry: 76280
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SHELLY DEPRIEST HAMBRICK

STEVEN RANDOLPH wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone who knew or served with my uncle Shelly Depriest "Billy" Hambrick He was from Slidell, Louisiana a little hamlet called Bonfouca, Everyone loved him I love to hear stores about him. The train station was packed when they brought his body back to Louisiana. My mother told me women fainted. A real lady killer.

Keywords: We called him Billy He was from Slidell, Louisiana a little hamlet called Bonfouca,.


Entry: 76279
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SHELLY DEPRIEST HAMBRICK

STEVEN RANDOLPH wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone who knew or served with my uncle Shelly Depriest "Billy" Hambrick

Keywords: We called him Billy


Entry: 76278
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SHELLY DEPRIEST

STEVEN RANDOLPH wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone who knew or served with my uncle Shelly Depriest "Billy" Hambrick

Keywords: We called him Billy


Entry: 76277
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SHELLY DEPRIEST

STEVEN RANDOLPH wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone who knew or servrd with my uncle Shelly Depriest "Billy" Hambrick

Keywords: We called him Billy


Entry: 76090
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MARCH 15, 1952 FRIENDLY FIRE ON JIM BLANKENSHIP

STEPHEN GRAY wrote on September 8, 2010


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE AR

Unit: 180TH IN REG

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Jim Blankenship was hit by an exploding 50 cal machine gun bullet on March 15, 1952, and needs someone to state they witnessed it. Am assisting him with VA claim

Keywords:


Entry: 75914
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LT. RICHARD ANDERSON, 180 TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

TOM COYNE wrote on August 25, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: To Lt. Richard Anderson's FAMILY AND OTHERS TO Whom It May Concern:


I served in N. Korea from late March, 1953 and well beyond for accumulation of my mandatory nine months (9) of military service, to include the bloody July 27, 1953 shelling and attacks on Love Company positions of the 180th Infantry Regiment 45th Infantry Division.

Lt. Richard Anderson loaded me into an ambulance (a jeep) of sorts while we were pulling off the front line on June 2 or 3(?), 1953 after a severe Chinese attack. King Company may have been hit as hard or harder than Love Company that night. (The "wiped-out," according to the New York Times later, 180th was being relieved by the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th).

The truck in which I was riding was blasted off the "road" by mortar shells I was told and went over a 50-75 ft. cliff in moonsoon rains, in the dark of night. I was found next morning at the foot of a hill and woke-up some time later in a hospital. A friend from home, Vic Busick, came to get me - he slipped us out a side door of the "hospital" and when I returned Lt. Anderson was waiting and told me what had happened. Also, he made sure Vic (George Company, 180th) received something to eat before sending him back to his unit.

I had nothing more than a concussion, but no one told me at the time. Upon return to my unit I was virtually useless as I could remember almost no one's name.

Anderson was a wonderful man! Repeat: Lt. Richard Anderson was a MAN! I may have been the only survivor I was told by Busick.

A REAL MAN, Anderson, was fighting mad at the event and most helpful to me!!! He has my eternal thanks.

Today is Wednesday, August 25, 2010 and only today did I learn of Anderson's recent(?) death. Most likely no one will notice this small comment for, after all, no one cares but if my good thoughts of Lt. Anderson find their way one day to any member of his remaining family, I feel better for having told this story that virtually no one on earth has ever heard.

Respectfully,

Thomas J. Coyne, Ph.D.,
US52221059
www.coyne-assoc.com


Keywords: Sandbar Castle, N. Korea


Entry: 75804
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF HOWE COMPANYYEAR 1952

EDWARD LITTLE wrote on August 15, 2010


City and State: TOMS RIVER NJ

Unit: 180TH HOWE CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Larry Getz, and Lonnie Smith from N.J.


Entry: 75379
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR MEN WHO SERVED WITH 2LT NATHANIEL M. SHARP

JAMES MADDOX wrote on July 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to locate anyone who may have served with 2LT Nathaniel M Sharp who was with the 18oth Inf 45 Div.
LT Sharp was killed in Korea on June 17, 1952


Keywords:


Entry: 75146
180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER

RICHARD ZENGLER wrote on June 19, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who remembers my father. He was Vaclav Zengler. He was a medic. Everyone called him Vic. I never really knew my dad. He served two tours in Vietnam after I was born in the 60s, but he died when I was five. Any information or memories will be great.

Keywords: Medic; Christmas Hill



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