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187th Airborne Regt Combat Team

Here is a list of officers of the 187th ARCT RAKKASANS

President
Robert Nesbitt Email address
1411 MeadowView Way
Lady Lake FL 32159-2536
352 753-3364
352 753-5496 Fax

Vice President
James E Hoeh
3027 Queen City Ave
Cincinnati OH 45238-2432

Secretary
Clay Barker Email address
3910 Lochview Ct
Myrtle Beach SC 29588-6759

Prospective Members, contact Clay

Treasurer
Richard H Van Lindt
17827 SE 95th Cir
Summerfield FL 34491-8430


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Entry: 91245
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EUGENE LEO TIRADO

DAWN WALPOLE wrote on May 25, 2015


City and State: KIRBYVILLE TX

Unit: 187TH AIRBORNE REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: This is my Great Uncle Gene. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on March 26, 1951 at PARUN-NI - HILL 228. His daughter has tried throughout the years on and off to locate members of his Unit that knew him. If anyone here knew him, has pictures, a story, anything. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you!

Keywords: Parun-Ni, Hill 228, 1951, 187th Airborne Infantry Regimental Combat Team, Regimental Combat Team, Army


Entry: 91137
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ROTC CADET

JOHNNY SHOCKLEY wrote on May 5, 2015


City and State: GRIFFIN GA

Unit: GRIFFIN HIGH SCHOOL

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Had the most rewarding opportunitiy to train in high school under Com. SGM Horace Pearl; WWII -505 -82nd airborne G company( 4 combat jumps). His unit was awarded 2 presidential citations. He later transfered to the 187th at Fort Cambell Kentucky before Korea. Made 2 more jumps in Korea w/ the Rakkasons. Hope someone knows more about his actions. I might add that (1) month ago one of his student Cadets in 1978 at Griffin High school who I trained with and graduated with took full Command of Fort Bragg and the 18th Airborne Corp. SGM instilled a determination in us that very few can match.

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Entry: 90873
187TH RCT
SGT TROY U. GILLEY

PEGGY ROBINETT wrote on March 27, 2015


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would like to make contact with anyone who served with my uncle Sgt Troy U. Gilley, 187/Co F 2nd Bn. The return address on the letter is difficult to read however, I think I have it correct. I know he was a Wolverine and made 2 combat jumps in Korea. The only name I have as someone who might have served with him in or around Taegu is a Cpl Williamson. This was written on the back of a picture along with the word Chosen or Chosin. Looking forward to hearing from anyone with additional information.

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Entry: 90866
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CLAUSE JOHN BRODERIUS

JOHN BRODERIUS wrote on March 26, 2015


City and State: GREELEY CO

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I saw entry 79833 from Stephen Devito related to Clause John Broderius who served with the 187th RCT in Korea. Mr. Devito was looking to find a family member. I am a 2nd Cousin a couple times removed to Clause John Broderius. I met John later in his life, but had the privilege of working on family genealogy with him and traveling to Germany with him. We shared a common interest in hunting. He was very proud of his service to his country and his time in the Army. As a family we know very little about his service in the Army, but would like very much to hear what Mr. Devito can tell us.

Respectfully
JD Broderius


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Entry: 90772
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LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON JOHN S KEILMAN

MIKE KEILMAN wrote on March 12, 2015


City and State: FRUITPORT MI

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: John S Keilman is my father he passed away on 3/10/15 i am just looking for any info on him that i can find

thanks for any help Mike Keilman


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Entry: 90706
187TH RCT
187TH AIRBORNE REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

HERMAN RAINS wrote on March 2, 2015


City and State: EASTLAKE OH

Unit: 187TH AIRBORNE RCT

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

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Entry: 90698
187TH RCT
I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SERVED WITH MY UNCLE MASTER SERGEANT CLARENCE LYKE JR.

CRYSTAL LYKE wrote on March 1, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle Clarence Lyke Jr. served with the 187thARCT as plt Sgt in 1951, wire chief 320thAbn 1953, 5thSFG as opns sgt in 1966 at Duc Co and Ple Mrong, 1968 he was Sr instructor SOA(recondo). I am his niece and never met him and would like to find anyone who may have served or knows my uncle

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Entry: 90656
187TH RCT
MILES A MOORE

TERRY JOHNSON wrote on February 23, 2015


City and State: CHEWELAH WA

Unit: 503RD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am doing some research for my wife, who is interested in finding anything out about Miles A Moore, who would have been a paratrooper, in southern Germany in 1955 to 1958 He is 79 and his memory is fading. He was a mail clerk and I know he broke his ankle in a jump, but not much else. He was from Tacoma, Wa and his father went down in Germany during the war in a B-17. Thanks for any help
Terry


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Entry: 90548
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LOOKING FOR DENNIS LEE MAUCK INFORMATION

JOSEPH MAUCK wrote on February 6, 2015


City and State: ROANOKE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, looking for any known history on my Grandfather Dennis Lee Mauck. He was discharged at rank PVT-2 April 3, 1955. Entered the service August 12, 1952.

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Entry: 90226
187TH RCT
EDWARD HELMICK

RODNEY HELMICK wrote on December 17, 2014


City and State: GRAYSON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad said he was in a unit called angles from hell in korean war?

Keywords:


Entry: 90200
187TH RCT
LOOKING FOR INFO ON CHESTER E. AKERS

COLLEEN AKERS wrote on December 15, 2014


City and State: ABERDEEN MD

Unit: 187TH AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father passed away in 1997 when i was 13 yrs old. i do not know alot about his military career but i am interested in finding out more about him. all i have been able to find out is that he served with the 187th regimental combat team in korea from june through september 1953. he was also stationed in japan before and i believe after. i also found some documents that said he was witht he 508th airborne in japan in feb 1953. his name was chester edward akers, sr. i would appreciate any information that anyone could provide. thank you again.
I am now in the Navy and would love to find out more about my dad's military service and the heritage that he passed on to me.


Keywords: Korean War, 187th, 508th, chester akers, army


Entry: 90085
187TH RCT
INFORMATION ON FATHER

JULIE LERUM wrote on November 23, 2014


City and State: EDINA MN

Unit: RAKKASAN DURING KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find out information on the Airborne Unit my Father was in during the Korean War. All I remember was that he was very proud of being a Rakkasan. He was wounded during a combat jump. Other than that I don't have any other Information. My son is a Marine. He is the only Grandchild who has served in the military, on both sides of our family(mine and my husband's) of all the grandchildren. I would like to pass on this information to him and my other siblings. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it.
















































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Entry: 90018
187TH RCT
ABORTED MISSION 1953

CHAD HILL wrote on November 15, 2014


City and State:

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information about an aborted mission in
mid 1953 by the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. It
originated at Ashiya and was supposed to drop paratroopers
inside North Korea to rescue POWs. The mission was aborted
in flight. Researching late father. Please email or call
615-804-8859. Thank you. Chad Hill


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Entry: 89925
187TH RCT
BROTHER

JERRY BOYLE wrote on November 6, 2014


City and State: LAKE ISABELLA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I had the honor of being a Guardian on a recent Honor Flight. My brother, Bob Boyle was a Ranger Airborne w/ the 187 RCT. I would like any information regarding the missions of the 187 RCT and also if anyone would remember him. He passed away (cancer) in 1991 and seldom talked of the war. When he did it was only the humorous events. He talked of assignment to Kojido Prison but nothing more. Just wondering if there may be information I could relay to his children, Grandchildren. He was discharged from Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, CA at the rank of Corporal. Thanks to all the vets. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 89880
187TH RCT
LOOKING FOR PVT ROBERT L GRAHAM

DAVID THOMPSON wrote on October 30, 2014


City and State: ALBION PA

Unit: 187TH AIRBORNE RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for info on my fiances uncle for her and her mother. His name was PVT. Robert Lawrence Graham He was a paratrooper in the Korean War. He was KIA on November 24th 1950 in the area of KangDong . He was in the 187th Airborne RCT with B company 1st battalion. Any information will be greatly appreciated

Keywords: PVT Robert L Graham, 187th Airborne B company 1st battalion ,1950 Korean War


Entry: 89820
187TH RCT
PFC RONALD BROWN G CO 187TH

ROBERT MINTON wrote on October 20, 2014


City and State:

Unit: G CO 187TH ARCT

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: PFC Ronald Brown, member of G Co 187ARCT passed away 18 Oct 2014. He will be laid to rest on 22 Oct 2014 near Hopkinsville, KY.

He made both jumps in Korea with the 187th and was seriously wounded 25 April 1951 near Munsan Ni.

Reclassed to Clinical Specialist and retired in '68 as a SFC.


Keywords: Hill 228, G Co 187ARCT,


Entry: 89758
187TH RCT
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS MY STEPFATHER

GENA GEUTHER wrote on October 7, 2014


City and State: BOYNTON BEACH FL

Unit: 187TH.RCT. , 11TH.511TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for any one who may still be alive that can remember my stepfather?
His military name is Sargent Arthur Engle( aka James). He served with the Rakkasans during the WW2..as a military mechanic and was a paratrooper during Korean War.
Any help would be appreciated



Keywords: Musani, Pungi


Entry: 89749
187TH RCT
D CO. 187TH RUIZ, RUDY R

RAY VALENTINE wrote on October 6, 2014


City and State: CA

Unit: 44TH ENG BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello I am searching for any information on my grandfather Rudy Ray Ruiz, he was with the 187th during the Korean War. He was very proud of his unit, and I am proud of him. I only wish my grandfather could be here today to see just how much many of his fellow RAKKASANS are still here. My grandfather passed away in 1988, I am trying to gather as much information as I can to keep his memories around forever. I have been in contact with a few, and some have passed on. If there are some of you soldiers that knew him, please contact me if you could. Any information would help, stories, pictures.. Thank you all in advance.

Keywords: Mr. Bill Parsons Ok., Mr. Shmitty Az., Mr. Dale Gibler Hawaii, Mr. Rolando Rodriguez Ca., Mr. Tom Rivera Wyoming.




Entry: 89647
187TH RCT
1ST BN, KIMPO CAMPAIGN

DAVID GATIAN wrote on September 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: 1st Bn, Kimpo Campaign


Hello,

My father, Charles Gatian - RA15408978, who died (non-service related)
in 1974, served in Korea, Army Airborne.

I don't have much information about his service, other than a newspaper
article that stated:

He left Fort Campbell on 9/1/1950 and arrived in Moji, Japan, 9/22/50.
He was with the 1st Batt., 187th Regimental Combat Team. He was flown
to the Kimpo Air Base, and was in front line participation in the Kimpo
Penisula Campaign. After seven days, the 187th achieved it's objective.

Can anyone provide information regarding his unit & information
regarding the 187th? Thank you.

David Gatian (davidgatian@sbcglobal.net)
Cleveland, Ohio


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Entry: 89448
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HQ & HQ CO 2ND BN..ANTI TANK & MINE PL.. MP CO

MARVIN CHILES wrote on August 4, 2014


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: HQ&HQ 2BN..ANTI TANK&MINE...MP ..S4 & SUPPLY ROOM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Arr chickmauga Nov 51..Kojido..gauge..others..deactivated reassigned to Ft Campbell..1956..Support Co Supply...discharged Dec 1956....few memories...
I may have been the only Black in a few instances..(gauge should be Taegu)..
With H&H Co, worked with S-4...all others Supply Room....found photo of entrance gate at Chickamauga.....sure looked strange...I liked those big barracks....played a lot of
Double pinocle.....Sgt Chiles...first casualty I personally recall was David Heminez
In the Anti Tank and Mine Platoon....there were others, a first sgt also....
However, I have had a good and lucky life...Hope those who still are out there, have
Also.......


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Entry: 89373
187TH RCT
187 CAMP CHIPAMOGA JAPAN

HERSCHELL RADFORD wrote on July 24, 2014


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 8TH AIRBORN/187RCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 82AIRBORN/8TH.AIRBORN.KOREAN WAR.187TH.RCT.JAPAN.MADE SFC.DISCHARD52. 10YEARS RAILROAD.AB.SEAMAN

Keywords: ALL OVER WORLD AS SEAMAN AFTER KOREAN WAR.CARRIED BAR IN WAR.MY BEST FREND CARIED AMO BELT WAS SHOT IN BACK,CAME BACK AFTER HOSP.IN JAPAN.HOPE HE HAD GOOD LIFE AFTER ARMY..


Entry: 89276
187TH RCT
SFC EUGENE R DAVIS

PETE FOOTE wrote on July 6, 2014


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit: RIVER PATROL, VIETNAM '68-'69

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am interested in any information regarding SFC Davis and/or photos. He was awarded the DSC in Vietnam, 1965, and was with the 8th MP Airborne in 1970.

Keywords: 173rd Airborne, Vietnam, Distinguished Service Cross


Entry: 89229
187TH RCT
187TH RCT

WILLIAM WINGATE wrote on June 25, 2014


City and State: KERRVILLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER EDISON SHELLUM WINGATE TOLD STORIES ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR A RANGER UNIT, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE THE 187TH. LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN HIM, WE (HIS FAMILY) LAID HIM TO REST AT FT. BRAGG NATIONAL CEMETARY IN 1985. HE HAD ALL THREE OF HIS SONS ON ACTIVE DUTY AT THE SAME TIME AS WELL AS HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER. ONE OF HIS SON'S HIS NAMESAKE AND HIS GRANDSONS THE III ALSO SERVED IN AIRBORNE UNITS DURING THEIR SERVICE, HIS OLDEST SERVED IN THE NAVY AS A NAVY CORPSMAN ASSIGNED TO THE 3RD MARINE DIVISION. TRYING TO COMPLETE THIS FAMILIES MILITARY HISTORY

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Entry: 89185
187TH RCT
ROBERT JAY GREER

RENEE GREER-CHAUNCEY wrote on June 17, 2014


City and State: FORT WORTH TX

Unit: PARATROOPER KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Robert Jay Greer, passed away on June 12, 2014. He was 80 years old.
He was a paratrooper in the Korean War. He was a proud veteran.
Is it possible to acknowledge him on your website or in publication.
His obituary can be found at Lucas Funeral Home in Keller, TX.
His funeral is Sat., June 21st at 11:00

Thank you. His daughter and first born,
Renee Greer-Chauncey
renee@greerindustriesinc.com
cell: 817/999-3633
Is it possible to send me a link to a photo or song of the paratroopers so I can add it to his slide show at his Memoral Service? He would have liked that. Thank you again.


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Entry: 89092
187TH RCT
187TH AIRBORNE 5TH ANNIV. ISSUE

RICK GREENLY wrote on June 3, 2014


City and State: QUINCY CA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. 5th anniversary issue August 1954-August 1955.

If you are interested in this book drop me a line. I hope this is a correct forum to post this, It is not my intention to offend anyone and I have the greatest respect for Veterans of all wars.

Rick
greenlyr@gmail.com


Keywords: 187th
Airborne
5th anniversary



Entry: 88929
187TH RCT
187 ARCT - KUMWHA IN 1952 - 53

CAROLE HENDERSON wrote on May 20, 2014


City and State: CANTON IL

Unit: ENGINEER 187 ARCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for information on the Kumwha Valley Battle in 1952. I would like to know
the name and location of the Hospital where our injured were sent. I remember and have
spoken with Sgt.Keller. Some men got blew up at a bridge and I would like to know more
of what happened.
A good guy called CW, was injured there, don't know his full name. Took basic training
at Camp Breakenridge, KY. then jump school at Ft. Benning, GA, then overseas. Was at
Koje-do in spring 1952 before Kumwha.


Keywords: Engineer Co. , Kumwha Valley


Entry: 88847
187TH RCT
KUMWA VALLEY 1952

CAROLE HENDERSON wrote on May 7, 2014


City and State: CANTON IL

Unit: ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm writing on behalf of my Dad. Carole Henderson came from FT Cambell Kentucky to the Korean War. He served in the army from 1951 - 1954. He was in the engineer division. He was in the 187 Rakisan Paratrooper unit. He thinks his records disappeared in a fire in Springfield, IL. He is trying to remember and get more information on what happened in 1952 in the KUMWA VALLEY attack. He was injured there and lost all memory for 3 months.

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Entry: 88756
187TH RCT
HELPING MY DAD/KOREAN WAR

DEBRA HENDERSON wrote on April 19, 2014


City and State: PEORIA IL

Unit: 187TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Help me find information on my Dad's unit, he's trying to get VA benefits. Korean War, he was Sargent of a Rakkisan troup 1951 - 1953

Keywords: Rakkisan


Entry: 88690
187TH RCT
ANYONE REMEMBER THOMAS GLENN PIERCE

DALE PIERCE wrote on April 6, 2014


City and State: WEIRTON WV

Unit: 187 AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Tom went in we believe in New York, then reenlisted in the Army National Guard then got called up for the Korean War where he was a prisoner of war. We think we went to jump school in 1946 or 1947 and was in 82 Airborne.

Keywords: Tom will not discuss his military days will us.


Entry: 88319
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CORRECTION TO 4 FEB 2014 POSTING ON BATTLE AT SILLIM-NI

JOSEPH PARKER wrote on February 13, 2014


City and State: LAKEWOOD WA

Unit: US ARMY (RETIRED)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Correction to earlier message: The 2d BN, 187th (not 3d BN) is the unit for which I am seeking information at the Battle of Sillim-ni, 19-20 Feb 1951, along with the other units mentioned. This was a typographical error. Please accept my apologies for the confusion! Thank you to those who have provided their valuable foo so far.

The posting should read:

Comments: I am doing historical research on the Battle of Sillim-ni, Korea which took place 19-20 FEB 1951 involving the 2d BN, 187th RCT (ABN) and supporting elements from the 674th FA BN (including all of B Battery), a platoon of 4.2 inch mortars, an additional unidentified 155mm howitzer Battery, and an evacuation Platoon from the 187th RCT Medical Company.

I would like to talk with any surviving members of these units who participated in this action, if possible. Would also appreciate copies any materials, pictures, or notes from family members/descendants that have a direct bearing on the events of this action.

2D BN units fighting in this action include Companies E, F, G, and H. G Company bore the brunt of the casualties.

Any conversations, notes, documents, etc. will receive attribution during publication.

Thank you.


Keywords: Sillim-ni, battles, 2d BN 187th RCT (ABN)


Entry: 88306
187TH RCT
ROBERT L ROBISON 187TH AIRBORNE

CINDY HEPTING wrote on February 11, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 187TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad, Robert L Robison, was a paratrooper in the Korean War. He was injured twice. He is 82 years old and a wonderful person. I'm sure he has friends he served with. On February 21st, my Dad is

Keywords: Bob


Entry: 88268
187TH RCT
187TH RCT ABN AT SILLIM-NI 19-20 FEB 1951

JOSEPH PARKER wrote on February 4, 2014


City and State: LAKEWOOD WA

Unit: US ARMY (RET)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am doing historical research on the Battle of Sillim-ni, Korea which took place 19-20 FEB 1951 involving the 3d BN, 187th RCT (ABN) and supporting elements from the 674th FA BN (including all of B Battery), a platoon of 4.2 inch mortars, an additional unidentified 155mm howitzer Battery, and an evacuation Platoon from the 187th RCT Medical Company.

I would like to talk with any surviving members of these units who participated in this action, if possible. Would also appreciate copies any materials, pictures, or notes from family members/descendants that have a direct bearing on the events of this action.

3D BN units fighting in this action include Companies E, F, G, and H. G Company bore the brunt of the casualties.

Any conversations, notes, documents, etc. will receive attribution during publication.

Thank you.


Keywords: Battles


Entry: 88056
187TH RCT
SGT TROY U. GILLEY

PEGGY ROBINETT wrote on January 6, 2014


City and State:

Unit: CO. F 2ND BTN. 187 RCI

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my Uncle Sgt. Troy U. Gilley. I have been able to trace his combat history through WWW II when he fought with 101st 506/PIR Co. F. He got out after WWW II and went back in and jumped in Korea.

Keywords:


Entry: 88039
187TH RCT
BEFORE KOREA

SANDI GARCIA wrote on January 3, 2014


City and State: TEWKSBURY MA

Unit: 187 11TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for guys that would have been with my dad in Japan and Camp Campbell. My dad was discharged in 1949 because of a leg injury. He told us that the guys he trained with jumped into Korea. His name is William Hamm and he was in Japan in 1947. I have pictures of men named Colewell, Mattoch, Schuelke, Kristofek, Whitten, Nelson, and George Miller. I have a lot of pictures that their families may want.

Keywords: shimamatsu, hamm. april 1947, sapparo, raduo, camp Campbell, 187th, 11th,


Entry: 87507
187TH RCT
187TH ARCT COMBAT JUMPS

TIMOTHY MCCOY wrote on October 29, 2013


City and State: THE COLONY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking to document the combat parachute jumps made by the

187th ARCT during 1950 and 1951. I would like to hear from

veterans or their family members.


Keywords: Sukshon, Sunshon, Battle of Yongji, Munsan-Ni, Operation Tomahawk


Entry: 87456
187TH RCT
HONORABLE BURIAL

DEBBY DELASHMET wrote on October 22, 2013


City and State: JACKSON MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Mike Hogan passed away March 8, 2013. He was a career army
officer, serving in Korea as a paratrooper. I grew up listening to all his exploits.
He was my hero. I am in possession of his remains and would like suggestions
on where to lay them to rest. Some family members wanted him scattered on a
golf course but to me, that is not fitting or honorable. I would appreciate any
suggestions.


Keywords: 187 RCT Korea


Entry: 87440
187TH RCT
SQUAD PHOTO

SHAUNNA TURNER wrote on October 21, 2013


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Squad yearbook style photos of the company c armored medical
divison 6th armored divison 1953. There are about 50 faces and names
if anyone interested I can email or post on Facebook



Entry: 87411
187TH RCT
SIGNAL PLATOON REUNIONS

RICHARD PAULSON wrote on October 15, 2013


City and State: KITTY HAWK NC

Unit: 187TH ARCT AND 101ST AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My name is Richard W. Paulson. I received advanced infantry
training at Ft. Bragg in late 1955 and early 1956 from cadre of
the 187 ARCT, then joined the 2nd Battalion H and H Company Signal
Platoon and immediately completed Jump School in February 1956.
In March we convoyed to Ft. Campbell, synchronous with the
reactivation of the 101st Airborne and our battalion became the
187th Airborne Battle Group (ABG). In recent years I and a few
other members of our platoon during the 1956-58 period have found
ourselves and have had reunions every year from 2008 through this
year.

We are looking for other members of the platoon and hope this
note jars a few memories about our times together. Pictures from
all the reunions and minutes of our most recent reunions can be
found on the Internet at;

https://plus.google.com/photos/115677033374073049883/albums?banner=pwa


Paulson


Keywords: 187th ARCT, 187th Airborne Battle Group Signal platoon


Entry: 87175
187TH RCT
INFORMATION( ROBERT MORENO) ON I CO. OR M CO FROM 49 TO 51

ROBERT QUIROZ wrote on September 8, 2013


City and State: LOCKEFORD CA

Unit: 235TH COMBAT ENGINEERS ( CAL GUARD)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information on the Co M or Co I from 49 to 51.
Also, I am looking for information on my grandfather Robert Moreno.
My number is 209 371 1059. Please feel free to contact me about any
information pertaining to the unit during 1949 through 1951 or my
grandfather. Thank you to all you Vets who fought,bled, and died
for the man next you and your family back home.


Keywords: M Co, I Co, Roberto Moreno,


Entry: 87151
187TH RCT
REX EDMUND MERSHON

VICTORIA GIEBE wrote on September 3, 2013


City and State: PHELAN CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: my grandfather SGT Rex Edmund Mershon served in the Korean war

from 1948-1956 Rakkasan airborne .I am looking for anyone who

might have known my grandfather or maybe have a story or

pictures to share ,My grandfather has passed on in 2001 but my

grandmother and I would be interested if any one knew of him



Entry: 87102
187TH RCT
WARNER PERSALL 82ND AIRBORNE FORT ORD 1952 -53

KARYN DAVIES wrote on August 28, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for any information on my father, Warner Lyle Persall

(nickname Stu), who served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne, out

of Fort Ord, during the Korean War. I have very limited

information and my father passed away yesterday. He told of a

mission that was declassified in 1976 which he took part in

during April 1953. I would like to talk with anyone who can

confirm this or was part of it. He was enlisted from June 1952

through his honorable discharge Dec 1953. Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 86744
187TH RCT
SGT ALFRED B GLASS, CO L, 3RD BATTALION

DAVE KNOCH wrote on July 18, 2013


City and State: GEORGETOWN KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I am searching for information concerning the action in the
vicinity of Nagol on 4 Feb 1951, during which Sgt Alfred Glass of
Company L, 3rd Battalion was killed. I am compiling biographies
of local veterans and would like further details about Sgt
Glass's time in Korea. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.


Keywords:


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REMEMBERING A CPL

BLAKE LAWRENCE wrote on July 1, 2013


City and State: ADELAIDE SA

Unit: 604 SQUADRON, AAFC

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the great nephew of a CPL in the 82nd Airborne who as
passed on. He served in Korea as a Mortar Crewman and in WW2 as
a Merchant Seamen. He was born in Australia and moved to
California.

If anyone can remember who CPL William Thomas Lawrence is and
has any information on him. I would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, (RAAF ALL THE WAY!)


Keywords: Airborne, 82nd, 187th RCT, Regimental, Combat, Team, Lawrence,
William, Mortar, Australia



Entry: 86611
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REMEMBERING SAMUEL MARTINEZ FROM PUERTO RICO

MARIA DECHRISTOFANO wrote on June 30, 2013


City and State: PALM BAY FL

Unit: 187TH REGIMENT COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am Samuel Martinez's daughter. Samuel was a Puerto Rican
paratrooper during the Korean Conflict. He proudly served in Korea
during the 1950s. He also worked in the morgue, medical unit, and
reclaimed the bodies of soldiers. It has been about 27 years since
my father's death from cancer. I would like to touch base with
someone who knew him during the war.

I thank you in advance for any information that you might have to
share.

Sincerely,
Maria V. Martinez - DeChristofano


Keywords: Paratrooper, claimed bodies, morgue, medical team


Entry: 86544
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ANYONE REMEMBER JAMES R. WEST?

TERRI KELLEY wrote on June 18, 2013


City and State: OAKRIDGE OR

Unit: 187TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello. I am the daughter of James R. West. He served for over 20

years in the Army. His first deployment was to Korea in late

1949 or early 1950 where he was assigned to the 187th. He was a

paratrooper. He told me stories of moving through the country on

a half-track with four 50mm quads on it. He said he arrived just

after the 187th had rescued the general captured by the enemy.







I was wondering if anyone out there remembers my dad. He would

have only been about 19 years old at the time. It would be great

to get in touch with fellow soldiers who knew him back then.







Thank you for your time.


Keywords: James Russell West, James R. West, JR West, 187th


Entry: 86370
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82ND AIRBOURN ERNEST PLATT

ERNEST PLATT wrote on May 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit: NOT SURE. MY DADS, STILL ALIVE.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad served during 1951/52 in Korea. He is 84,
alive and

well in Michigan. If anybody recalls Ernie Platt I
would love

to introduce you.


Keywords: apple orchard, diahrea, 82 airbourn


Entry: 85551
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SFC HARRY H. KNOTTS

DONALD KENT wrote on February 23, 2013


City and State: SAINT CLOUD MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for any information regarding the 187th
RCT's role in the Kumsong battle in July 1953.
Particularly in regards to Co. H, 2nd Bn, 187th RCT.
My sister's father was KIA on 15 July. His name was
SFC Harry H. Knotts. I am interested in knowing that
company's location (Hill designation) and
circumstances surrounding his death (if any one
knows). I know that the unit was attached to the 2nd
ID and was defending the left flank of the line
against the Chinese offensive. Any additional
information is welcome. This was posted earlier, but
e-mail has changed. Thank you.



Keywords: Batttle of Kumsong, Kumsong River Salient, 1953
Chinese Summer Offensive, 187th Regiment Combat Team



Entry: 85511
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LOOKING FOR BURGESS

TOM YARBROUGH wrote on February 20, 2013


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: A CO 187TH ARCT 1950-1953

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I can only remember his last name was either Burges or
Burgess. I carried a BAR and he was the assistant
gunner. we were togeather in Korea, Koje Do and Beppu I
came back to the states in June 1953.

Its been a long time ago so my memory has faded but I
would really like to hear from anyone who remembers me or
just wants to chat.


Keywords: Hill 1062, Koje Do, SFC Casey


Entry: 85497
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BILL (WILLIAM) MACLACHLAN

CINDY MACLACHLAN wrote on February 18, 2013

Email Update Needed

City and State: MANSFIELD TX

Unit: 11TH AIRBORNE 187TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Bill MacLachlan, Mstr Sgt,served from 1948-1953.
Stationed in Japan 1949. It is my understanding he was on the
Yalu river movement. Looking for men who served with him...any
photos you have which can be duplicated I would very much
appreciate copies, at my expense. My daddy died when I was 10
and I would like to know more about him. Daddy died in a plane
crash in 1969 coming back from a business trip.
I appreciate anything which can be shared with about my daddy.
God Bless all of you who served in those horrific battles and those
who serve today.


Keywords: 187th / 11th airborne. Yalu river.


Entry: 85483
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187TH AIRBORNE 1950 YEAR BOOK

WALTER (PETE) PETERSON wrote on February 17, 2013


City and State: FOLKSTON GA

Unit: FOX COMPANY 187TH AIRBONE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ON EBAY THEY ARE SELLING COPIES OF THE 187TH AIRBORNE

1950 YEAR BOOK IT IS ON A CD IF YOU SERVED DURING

THIS YEAR OR YOU ARE FAMILY CHECK IT OUT. IF I CAN

HELP CALL ME 912-288-0917


Keywords: 187TH AIRBORNE 1950 YEARBOOK ON CD



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