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Entry: 81450
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
GEORGE FURTADO

MARC FURTADO wrote on December 24, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: IPSWICH MA

Unit: 245TH TANK BN - COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information on my Dad who served from
Feb-1953 to Dec-1953 in Company B as a tank
commander. Something happened during his service
that he refused to speak about, but my uncle (his
brother) claims that he was captured with his unit
and treated very poorly by the Chinese. Not sure if
this is correct information since my Dad passed away
in 1993, but I really need to know what happened to
him. Seems all the archives from this period were
destroyed during a fire, so I'm looking for anything
about his service. Thanks to all our service men and
women who serve our country heroically.


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Entry: 81112
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
SAMUEL ELWOOD BRADFORD

LISA BRADFORD wrote on November 20, 2011


City and State: ROANOKE VA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY, 245TH TANK HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father in law passed in the mid 1990's. He was a
loader on the unit commander's tank and served in the
Korean war.

We tried to get his records from the the VA but we
were told that they had burnt up in the fire [1971 or
so in St. Louis].

I want to honor my father-in-law's service and give
more history for his grandchildren. My husband [his
son] served in the USMC during the Gulf War and I
would like to surprise him with this info as his
father talked little about his military experience.

If anyone could help me with proof of his service...
Copies from the book of othe 245th or even stories
from fellow soldiers would be great.



Keywords: Service info
TANK Loader
Volunteered for Company Commander tank



Entry: 77408
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245TH TANK BN LESTER JONES

JOHN FROIDL wrote on January 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit: CO A 3/7 199TH LIB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking to find anyone who served with Gunner SSgt.Lester Jones. He was with the 245th Tank Bn Korea 1952

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Entry: 75926
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
KOREAN SERVICE UNIT

HENRY VALLI wrote on August 26, 2010


City and State: CONCORD NC

Unit: 245TH TANK BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: What campaign did the 245th Tank Bn participate in?

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Entry: 75524
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS IN B CO. 245TH. TK. BN.

WILLIAM HARLEY LOCKLEAR JR. wrote on July 20, 2010


City and State: LAWTON OK

Unit: B CO. 245TH. TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We were assigned to the 9th. Korean division, and were separated from the 45th Division most of my time in Korea. I usually only knew men from B Company, as we seldom saw guys from the other companies.

Keywords: Baldy, chorwon valley, 9th. rok division, william weigel, Jerry Ziegler, Steve Seketa, Karstens, Alvin Kelner, Kenneth Smith, Chuck Downey, Kline, James McCall, Charles Whitehead, Bob Hawthorne,


Entry: 71922
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
DOES ANYONE KNOW JOHNNIE HUTYRA

DORIS STEWART wrote on October 11, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Desperately seeking anyone who may have served in the Korean War with my father, Johnnie Hutyra who is from Texas. Served from 1952- 1953 and his service records were destroyed in the fire. He is having trouble with proof of his injuries from the war which were treated in a medic tent and becoming 100% service connected. This means so much to him as he will be turning 80 yrs. old in December. He has trouble remembering names and seems like nicknames were used during that time. Many blessings to all who have served our country.

Keywords: 245th Battalion, 45th Infantry, B-Company


Entry: 70424
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
KELLNER ALVIN 45TH INF DIV 1951

LLANO GORMAN wrote on June 3, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for Alvin S Kellner for my friend Rick Kellner his dad is not doing well and would like to find Alvin if anyone knows Alvin Please give Llano Gorman a call ASAP Thank you for your help!
Toll Free 1 866 217 8091 At CANES CANADA a internet company that sells Canes and Walking Sticks Just ask for the Cane Man


Keywords: Enlisted Jan 12 1951
45th Inf Div
Combat-Korea
245th TK BN
B CO



Entry: 70415
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TANK BATTALION H AND S CO. 1952-53

THOMAS FELTON SR. wrote on June 2, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 245TH TANK BATTALION H-S CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Drafted 11/1951,basic training Fort Knox,KY,served in Korean 5/1952 to 7/1953 with the 245th Tank Battalion H and S Co. Would like to hear from anyone who might have served with me at this time.

Keywords: Sgt Herb Held, Sgt Curtis Salisbury, Col Clements. Sgt Avery


Entry: 69681
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR INFO ON JOSEPH C. HOLDEN

SARAH FORBESS wrote on March 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My name is Sarah Forbess.Im trying to write my family's military history.I am looking for anyone who knew my great Uncle Joseph C Holden.He was from Tate County,Ms.He was trained as a paratrooper,but was assigned to a tank Company.He was injured on or around sep 21-22,1952.From internet information he served with Joe Hanarhan, Sgt.Willie Estrada,who was killed during the attack,Cpl. A.Lamb,and Cpl,V Bolg.Im sure there are others too.He was in a disbaled tank,when they and 2 others were surrounded for over 12 hrs.He was injured during this time.IF ANYONE has any information,please contact me.My uncle was a very special man,and he passed away in 1994.He lived around Hammond,La,when he died.
THANK YOU!


Keywords: Airborne,245th Tank COmpany c, Korea,Estrada,Bolog


Entry: 69563
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TANK BN B CO

VIVIAN WATKINS wrote on March 19, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: HEREFORD TE

Unit: 245TH TANK BN CREWMAN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Info conceran Robert Bryant Evans out of veron,texas sep1950-aug1952 my dad

Keywords: Company B


Entry: 65527
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PHONY KOREA PUPLE HEART VETERAN?

GORDON SMITH wrote on May 6, 2008


City and State: MONTEREY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: We have a guy (Edwin Milton Leeper) in town who was a personnel clerk with CCo 245th Tank Bn, 45 Inf Div, Korea. He keeps seeking stories in the media about his Purple Heart from Korea. He will however tell different stories of how he got his Purple Heart. Story one is he was shot in the jaw at Heartbreak Ridge June 1953 and the other story is artillery shrapnel to his toe. He recent told the newspaper he was shot in the toe and spent 2.5 months in a hospital in Japan recovering. Your site shows him returned to duty. He ahs admitted to issuing himself an Air Medal an Bronze Star as a personnel clerk later in VN. He now tells people he was Green Beret and Airborne (and has later in writing admitted to being a wannabee). He just recently wore a woman's dress and poured cow's blood on "his" Purple Heart as an art project. Please help us wit the truth. thanks.

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Entry: 64808
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COMPANY A 245TH TANK

ANTHONY F. SACCOMANNO SR. wrote on March 19, 2008


City and State: NEW ROCHELLE N

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

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Entry: 64046
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DOES ANYONE KNOW JULIUS CARROLL WILLIAMS

CHARLES WILLIAMS wrote on January 27, 2008


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in the Korean War with my father Julius Carroll Williams. Would like to know any information you have. All I know is he was in the 45th division and the 245 Tank Battalion.

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Entry: 62735
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MY GRANDFATHER WAS IN THE 245TH BN. TANK #15

KIRSTON SEIFERT wrote on October 25, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: After not knowing much of my grandfather's history in Korea, I decided to
ask him about it for and oral history project I am completing for college.
He doesn't remember much about the war-by choice-but he does
remember he was on Tank #15 of the 245th Bn. I thought it would be
interesting if I could find someone he served with or who knew him well.
His name is Lawrence Seifert but most call him Lolly or Lol.


Keywords: Lawrence Seifert, Lolly, Lol, 245th Tank Bn, Tank #15


Entry: 60074
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
GENE HOLLAR

JOHN HOLLAR wrote on February 20, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: ARLINGTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who may have served with my dad, Lt. Gene Hollar, in Korea in 1951-52. His handwritten service records listed "2450 Tank Battalion" but I can't find any records of that group. I think he may have meant this one-- the 245th. Dad was born and raised in Vernon, Texas. He graduated from Texas A and M with a 2nd Lt. commission in 1951 and was sent to Korea a few months later. He served in a tank unit until 1952, then was shipped out to Ft. Knox where he was discharged in 1953. Dad is now a resident of the VA Center in Lawton, OK. I will pass along any contacts to him there. Thanks very much.

Keywords: 245th Tank Battalion, Ft Knox, Texas A and M


Entry: 58251
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
HILL 854

HERBERT (HERB) RORRER wrote on July 27, 2006

Deceased

City and State: STUART VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Able Company 180 Infantry Regt was on Hill 854 late Sept - Oct 1952. I know one of you rolled up on it, laid your barrel almost on the dirt and knocked out an enemy cave bunker and jarred the ground around me when you did it :-) Do any of you tankers have photos of the hill ? What can you tell me about it and the enemy hill position ?

THANKS Vets


Keywords: Hill 854


Entry: 55489
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
SAY HI IF YOU KNEW JIM SHELL

JAMES SHELL wrote on January 30, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY, 245TH MED. TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Drop my dad an email if you remember. Thanks!

Keywords:


Entry: 53941
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF B. CO. 245TH TANK BN.

WILLIAM HARLEY LOCKLEAR JR. wrote on November 5, 2005


City and State: APACHE OK

Unit: CO. B. 245TH. TANK BN. 45TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for former members of B company, 245th tank bn. send me e-mail or write or call.

Keywords: Chitose, Japan, Chorwon Valley in Korea


Entry: 53497
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
STILL ALIVE AND MAKING REUNIONS

DAVID L. GROVES wrote on October 9, 2005


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 245 TH TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Mobilized to Camp Polk Sept 1951, Armored NCO Ft Knox Nov 1952,Troop Ship General CG Morton through Panama Canal, to Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan on to Korea in Nov 1951 Discharged in Lawton, Okla June 1952

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Entry: 53383
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TANK BATTALION A CO 45TH INF. DIV

DANA RILEY (ISBELL) wrote on October 1, 2005

Deceased

City and State: SALUDA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father drove a tank named the "Anonymous" - M4A3E8 with a 76mm rifle. His name is Ralph Isbell, Roanoke, VA. He has his 245th book of the korean war, a map and several pictures that he took with lots of folks. He loves talking about the times. Anyone wishing to contact him through me (he has no internet) please address subject as "Dana Tank Info" as I will not open Email I do not recognize.

Keywords: Tank "Anonymous", M4A3E8, A comapny


Entry: 52823
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF B. CO. 245TH TANK BN.

HARLEY LOCKLEAR JR. wrote on August 24, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: APACHE OK

Unit: B.CO. 245TH. TK. BN. 45TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to find some of members or kin of any one in B. Company 245th. Tk. Bn. 45th Inf. Div

Keywords: assigned to 9th. rok divisin after reaching Korea. guarding Chorwon Valley, fired on old Baldy for raid by 9th ROK company. time in Korea, dec 1951--june 1952


Entry: 52483
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
WANT CONTACTS AND INFORMATION

ANDREW F. STILTNER wrote on August 7, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: KEYSTONE IN

Unit: 3RD PLATOON CO. A 245 TK BN.

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I remembered Capt. James Milton. He was A small man and had blond hair. We called him ( Little Jesus).
We were detached from the 45th infantry division for some time and supported A French unit that was at Johnson Pass. We left this area for the Heart break sector. Shortly after getting to the heart break sector I rotated back to the states about Sept. of 1952. I had contact with SGt Robert McCabe who lived in New York after returning. Robert wrote me that shortly after we returned to the states that (A)company was over run at Heart Break sector and not many survived. I would like more details of this if any one out there knows about it. Thanks for reading.


Keywords: Capt. James Milton, Johnson Pass, Heart Break Ridge Sector.


Entry: 52474
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR CONTACTS

ANDREW F. STILTNER wrote on August 6, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: KEYSTONE IN

Unit: 3RD PLAT. A, CO. 245TH TK. BN.

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Most of the men in the 3rd platoon was from the Altus, Ok. area. I remember William and Bill Harris or Harrison. (Twins) Our company commander was Captian James ?? Sgt. Sanford Saults was in my tank crew. He passed away at Limestone , Tn 1962. Howard Chapman was also in the 3rd platoon and played the guitar. I played the harmonica and we did A small show for the men aboard the General C. G. Morton in route to Japan. It took us 31 days to disembark on the Isalnd of Hokaido. I sure would like to contact some of A company 245th.

Keywords: General C.G. Morton. Marine Lynx, Marine Phonix, USS Henrico.



Entry: 51640
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY FATHER

LAURA KRAEMER wrote on June 21, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who might have known my dad, Calvin Kraemer(Kelly). He served with the 245th Battalion of the 45th Division with the Thunderbirds out of Oklahoma. He was in Korea from app. 1953 to 1954. As far as I know, he served most of his time near the DMZ. Currently, Cal lives in Wisconsin. Any information would be great! Thanks


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Entry: 47659
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOCATING MEN IN ROBY'S TANK DIV

ROBERT KORTHAS wrote on December 23, 2004


City and State: SYRACUSE NY

Unit: 245TH MEDIUM TANK BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I WAS IN TANK DIVISION 1ST ARMY AREA TANK LEADERS.
A BOMB WENT OFF AND HIT OUR TANK AND I WAS SENT TO THE 11TH VAC ARMY HOSP AFTER BEING HIT WITH A NUMBER OF PIECES OF SCRAPNEL IN MY EYES. THE VETRENS DEPARTMENT HERE IN SYRACUSE, NY ARE TRYING TO LOCATE ANYONE THAT WAS IN MY TANK DIV WHEN I WAS WOUNDED. MY PAPERS THAT STATED I WAS WOUNDED WERE BURNT UP IN A FIRE IN NEW JERSEY. I DID RECEIVE A KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL W/1 BRONZE SERVICE UNITED NATIONS MEDAL. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME, PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL ME.
THANK YOU
ROBERT KORTHAS
CC: JACQUELINE BUCZEK


Keywords: NICKNAME WAS SARG WHEN IN KOREA. BATTLES I WAS IN WERE LUKES CASTLE, ICE CREAM CONE, and PUNCH BOWL. I SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR FROM 1951 THRU 1953.


Entry: 47588
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DO YOU KNOW MY GRANDPA, BARNEY KENGLA?

BARNEY KENGLA wrote on December 19, 2004


City and State: LAKESIDE AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi, I am Lt. Barney Kengla's grandson and as I was searching the web I found this blog. I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who knew him who would be willing to contact me. As you all may know, my grandfather is completely technology illiterate, so I am trying to find some of his old buddies. It would be great to hear from some of you. Thanks a ton. E-mail me at barney.kengla@gmail.com

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Entry: 46272
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN

ROY MOSS wrote on October 12, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: GEORGETOWN KY

Unit: 245TH TANK BATTALION H - S CO. 45TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served in Korea in 1952 and 1953 and am wanting to find out where my friends are. I live in Georgetown, Kentucky and would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. Contact my daughter at rmingua@kde.state.ky.us. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Keywords: I was in Bunker Hill, Chor Won Valley, and Punchbowl, Old Baldy


Entry: 46271
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
I SERVED IN THE 245TH TANK BATTALION, 45TH DIVISION

ROY MOSS wrote on October 12, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: GEORGETOWN KY

Unit: 245TH TANK BATTALION H - S CO. 45TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: Battles on Old Baldy and Chor Won Valley


Entry: 43705
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
DID YOU SERVE WITH IVAN LEAP

AMANDA HESSON wrote on June 11, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: LOOKING FOR VETERANS THAT SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER. HIS NAME IS IVAN W. LEAP. HE WAS IN THE 45TH INF. DIVISION 245TH TANK BATTALION CO. A.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.


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Entry: 42239
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOCATING MEN IN ROBY'S TANK DIV

ROBERT KORTHAS wrote on April 10, 2004


City and State: LIVERPOOL NY

Unit: TANK DIVISION 1ST ARMY AREA TANK LEADERRE

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: a bomb went off and hit our tank and i was sent to the 11th vac hospital after being hit with a number of pieces of schamel in my eyes. the vet. dept here in syracuse, ny are trying to locate any one that was in my tank div. when i was wounded. my papers that indicated i was wounded were burned up in a fire in new jeresy. i did receive a korean service medal w/1 bronze service united nations medal. if anyone remenbers me, please call my hone or email me.

thank you very much,

sgt. robert korthas


Keywords: my nickname was sarg when in korea. battles i was in were lukes castle, ice cream cone, punch bowl. i served in korea between 1951 thru 1953.


Entry: 40958
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
SGT WILLIE ESTRADA CO. C 245TH TANK BTL.

ROY AUSTIN wrote on February 17, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: ALAMOGORDO NM

Unit: U.S.ARMY RETIRED

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am trying to find out if anyone out there knows of my uncle. I know he was with a Cpl Viowell Bolog from Sharon PA. and a Cpl Arthur Lamb of Chateaugay NY. My family and I are working on getting info on Uncle willie that a lot of us Missed while growing up I was only 7 when he died and I remember well his funeral.. I joined the army because of him and made it a car. Any way if anyone out here knew of him or his actions please notify me at agitatorrja@charter.Net

Keywords: Willie was killed sept 21 1952 near Songowal Korea



Entry: 38114
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ROLLING THUNDER GRAPHIC

FLOYD STEWART JR. wrote on November 8, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: For anyone that is interested I scanned the graphic of my Dad's 245th T-Shirt circa 1953 ??

http://www.cyber-webs.com/Floydvoid/245thtankbattalion.htm

http://www.cyber-webs.com/Floydvoid/245thtankbattalion.htm


Keywords: Rolling Thunder Tshirt


Entry: 38111
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
INFO ON 245TH

FLOYD STEWART JR. wrote on November 8, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father Floyd L. Stewart passed away 1999 and was a Tank Com in the 245th. He was called back home sometime may to july 1953 for emergency leave as our home was wiped out by a tornado in Georgia. In fact I owe my existence to that tornado. Family lore has it that when he returned to Korea something catastrophic had happened to the 245th in the period of his absense.
I am curious to find out more about the 245th during that period and anyone that might remember my father. From what I gathered he ended up running a NCO club for the remainder of the war and was a member of the Color Guard that marched in New York at the end of the conflict.


Keywords: Rolling Thunder


Entry: 36888
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
DID YOU KNOW MY DAD?

DOUGLAS C. WHITE JR. wrote on September 12, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: NOVI MI

Unit: 245TH TANK BTN,C CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

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Entry: 32703
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

CRAIG SWANSON wrote on March 12, 2003


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:
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245th Tank Balltion Co B 4th platoon 45th ID


Comments: Looking for veterans from 4th platoon Co B who served in Korea in 1951 and 1952. My fathers name was Sgt. Raymond "Swede" Swanson. Also friends of Fred Herman and "Giggles" Dick Boler.


Keywords: 245th Tank Balltion Co B 4th platoon 45th ID


Entry: 30708
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TANK BN

ROGER BULLA wrote on December 27, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORTAGE IN

Unit: 189THAHC

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to purchase a 245th Tank Bn. patch from a vet

Keywords: 245th Tank Bn.


Entry: 30579
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
NEPHEW OF LLOYD COPPOCK WHO SERVED IN COMPANY B 245TH.

LARRY COPPOCK wrote on December 22, 2002


City and State: JOELTON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My Uncle had 3 Bronze battle stars with the 245th.Trying to locate someone who new him.In WWII he was in the 112th Allied Airborne.6 battle stars earned there.Born Alabama.Died Macon,Georgia 1987.Have just started search.

Keywords: Toy was a nickname that we called him by.


Entry: 26672
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SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JOE E. HILL

ANDY DANIELS wrote on July 1, 2002

Email Update Needed

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information on my grandfather, SFC Joe. E. Hill. 245th Tank Battalion, 45th Infantry Division. He was from Texas but enlisted from South Carolina. He was also known as Jodie. I know he served in Korea from August 1, 1952 till June 11, 1953. He was Chief Recovery Mechanic of the Battalion's maintenance section. Also 82nd Airborne, and several different Coast Artillery batteries before korea. I also know he served with a Clyde Baker and his boss was a Capt. Ames. I also have pictures of North Lateral Pass, Inje Pass, Battalion HQ., Heartbreak Ridge, and numerous references to the front line. Any info would be helpful. Thanks. RVD12175@aol.com

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Entry: 26533
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THOMAS P CAHILL,CPL. 245,179-45TH NEWS PAPER PHILLY

MICHAEL CAHILL wrote on June 25, 2002


City and State: BENSALEM PA

Unit: 245-279-45 TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: article from where i not know Dad had it stored with some of his army things.Thomas P Cahill 245 med tank H and S,279-45th T Birds, 52 53 Tommy as he was called was 5ft1 and a boxer from philly he was a hard man to forget. He was awarded the Bronze Star,combat infantrymans badge,and several others. Tommy was a bow gunner in a tank also,trained at Fort Hood Texas.

Keywords: BIRD TANKS,INFANTRY WRECK REDS--An attacking party of north koreans was shattered whenfour american tanks joined in with troops of the 279th infantry in defendingone of the thunderbirds hills.there were 20 nortn korean casualties,Platoon leader 1st Lt William Ashly of the 279th tank co. discribed the fight as"the worst night we ever had""Along about two in the morning"the Lieuenant recalled"the north Koreans started yelling ,I couldnt make out what they said but our interpreter got scared he was shaking .He wouldnt tell us what they said,but it must have been something like "we kill you or the like""we had two tanks on one hill and two over on a hill nearby and between them there was a pretty good field of fire."I thought it was a squad -sized attack at first ,but later it looked more like platoon-sized.I cant say for sure ,but there seemed to be at least a platoon of them."we opened up with a steady fire and later found that we had accounted for six known dead and fourteen wounded"No Tanker casuasualties were reported.


Entry: 25973
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DID YOU SERVE WITH JOHN ROMAN

MARGIE ROMAN wrote on June 2, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Please note change of e-mail address. Still seeking information regarding my father, who served from 52 - 53, in the 245th Tank Battalion Company C. He was an auxillary mechanic.

Thank you.


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Entry: 24747
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DID YOU SERVE WITH JOHN ROMAN

MARGIE ROMAN wrote on April 14, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: 245TH TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Seeking information from anyone that may have served with my father, Sergeant John Roman. Service dates from Jan 52 to Oct 53. Would like to know more about battles, locations - any information regarding his time in Korea would be appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords: Served in 245th Tank Battalion
APO 86
Co C



Entry: 24257
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DID YOU KNOW EDWARD ANDREW LONGHAUSER?

DONNA CARROLL (LONGHAUSER) wrote on March 26, 2002

Email Update Needed

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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my father, Edward Andrew Longhauser. He was in Korea in 1952-53 with Co. A 245 TK BN, MOS #1795.

Keywords: 1953 - APO 86 Co. A 245 TK BN special orders 102, July 15 1953 - MOS #1795. Was at Heartbreak Ridge, Pork Chop Hill, Jane Mansfield Hill, and Chosin Resevior.


Entry: 23801
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TANK BALLTION CO B 4TH PLATOON 45TH ID

CRAIG SWANSON wrote on March 9, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for veterans from 4th platoon Co B who served in Korea in 1951 and 1952. My fathers name was Sgt. Raymond "Swede" Swanson. Also friends of Fred Herman and "Giggles" Dick Bole.

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Entry: 23193
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MAILING ADDRESS FOR NANCY VASHON LAUSIER

MARVIN (WILLIE) WILHELM wrote on February 15, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Telephone Number for Marvin E. Wilhelm is incorrect. Correct number is 636-797-4430

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Entry: 22180
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
MAILING ADDRESS FOR NANCY VASHON LAUSIER

MARVIN (WILLIE) WILHELM wrote on January 9, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: HILLSBORO MO

Unit: C COMPANY 245TH TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Nancy Vashon Lausier please contact me. I have information about your brother. I was not able to reach you thru your e-mail address. Send your mailing address and phone number to
Marvin E. Wilhelm
P. O. Box 139
Hillsboro, MO 63050

Phone 636-797-4439
E-Mail address MWilh1118@aol.com


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Entry: 22068
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY BROTHER, PRIVATE DONALD VASHON

NANCY VASHON LAUSIER wrote on January 5, 2002


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find more information on the battle that took place on September 21-22 1952,two miles east of changsong, according to Peiping Red radio. Three U.S. tanks were surrounded by 1200 Reds for 15 hours. Two americans were killed. My brother Private Donald Vashon from Waterville, Maine was one of them, he was in the medical detachment of the 245th tank division, and had been an ambulance driver; Donald was the medic assigned to the platoon when they occupied a position on the line. If anyone has more information on the exact location, or any other information on the battle, I would appreciate hearing from you. I have names of soldiers who were in those tanks that night, if any of you would like to share your info, I would
love to hear from you. Lieutenant David Koch, Hillcrest Hghts, Wash,D.C; Sergeant Eugene J Gregor, River Falls, Wisc; Sergeant Willie N Estrada, Alamo Gordo, N.M.; Private 1st Class Wallace C Magan, Awensboro, KY; Private Frank Gray, Pueblo, CO; Corporal Viowell Bolog, Sharon,PA; Private Leonard P Shurke, Deloit, IA;
Corporal Arthur C. Lamb, Chateaugay, N.Y.


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Entry: 20937
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
A CO

CHARLES COWAN wrote on November 24, 2001


City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: CO. A, 245TH TK. BN. 45TH INF. DIV

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for Veterans that served with Co. A 245th
Tk. Bn. 45 Inf. Div. when they came to Korea from Japan to replace the 1St Cav. Div.


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Entry: 20617
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TK. BN. H AND S CO.

BILL GRAY wrote on November 13, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: FRIENDSWOOD TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find any info about my father,cpl. William (Bill) Gray's service in Korea. Enlisted Sept 1950. Was wounded in action and never talked about it when I was growing up. He passed on in 1999.
If anyone has any info about the 245th h and s co. or my father, I would be greatly appreciated to hear from you.
T.I.A.
Bill Gray Jr.


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Entry: 19616
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
245TH TANK

EDWARD SANKO wrote on September 26, 2001

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Unit: CO A 245 TANK BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served with Co A 245 tk bn in Korea from June 1952
Untill April 1953 Would like to hear from some
of you guys


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Entry: 18571
245TH MEDIUM TANK BN
THANKS

GARY JACKSON wrote on August 9, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: 1 BN 245 ARMOR, 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: What a great Web site - Congratulations on a job well done - Keep up the good work

Keywords: 1 Bn 245 Armor, 45th Infantry Division



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