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Entry: 89124
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CO D 279INF

TARALYN COOK wrote on June 7, 2014


City and State:

Unit: CO D 279

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I have written on here before about my grandpa, however, before I had sent off for his records and was told they were destroyed in a fire. I sent off for them again the second time with more information I had received from a gentleman on here and got some of them!! I know he was a munitions handler and then later a radio operator. I know he was inducted into the army on 13
Oct 1950, he went from Japan to Korea and landed in Korea at Inchon on 28 Dec 1951 and left 30 July 1952. He landed back in the states on 8 Aug 1952. I have so much more info than I did before but I still don't know if they were in any battles over there, where those may have been, or anything that happened while there. If anyone has any information on that I would be so grateful to hear of any of it.


Keywords:


Entry: 88646
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
INFO ABOUT 279TH REG. IN KOREA & GRANDFATHER'S BRONZE STAR

SEAN O'MARA wrote on March 30, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 279TH REG. OF THE 45TH DIVISION KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather Robert Papineau served in Korea with the 279th from 1952-1953. He was a bronze star reciepant, yet never discussed his service over in Korea. If anybody has any info or served with him I am very interested. Both him and his identical twin brother served. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 88312
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
WRITING ON KOREAN DOLLAR

KEVIN CULWELL wrote on February 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hello there,

I'm a US History teacher and started at WW II lesson recently. One of my students brought in his grandfathers old material (pictures, newspapers, and currency). I guess he must have served in the Korean War as well because there are a few Korean dollars in the stash. On one of them the front side is encrypted with Sunday July 1952, Combated on the Goland po. On the back Combat is war in Golang po is hand written along with the message (excuse the racial inference) this was collected from that dead gooks on the fields at Battle of Golang po; CHO. BC. I tried researching this battle or anything like it but come up with nothing. I was hoping to gain some insight. Thanks.


Keywords: Golang po


Entry: 87916
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
HQ CO 279TH 1953-1954

VAN JONES wrote on December 16, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for communications personnel.

Keywords:


Entry: 87886
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ALBERT F. SYLVESTER

JAMIE SYLVESTER wrote on December 11, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi all,

I am looking for any information about my Grandfather's service during the Korean War between the years 1950-1953. He served in the Unit CO L, 279 Infantry Regiment and the Famous 45th Division. He was from Oklahoma. I know that he was in Camp Polk for a period of time around 1950-51.

Thanks!
J. Sylvester


Keywords:


Entry: 87316
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
COMPANY D 279TH RCT, 81MM MORTAR

ADA SOTO wrote on September 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking to see if anyone remembers my dad Francisco
Soto who
served with the Thunderbird Oklahoma 45th
Infantry,279th RCT ,
Company B and D. He did 81mm mortar in Korean War.


Keywords: Yally,Robertson also known as Red,James Jim West
from
NY,Gonzalez from California



Entry: 87216
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
BAKER CO, 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

MARK A. SCOTT wrote on September 16, 2013


City and State: WATAUGA TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am seeking information concerning my father SFC Roy D.
Scott. He passed away on 09/02/2013 in the VA Madical Center
in Johnson City, Tennessee. He spoke very little of the war
and we hardly know anything about his service. I am
interedsted in knowing where he was in Korea and what battles
he fought in. I believe that he was in the Chorwon Valley
during the winter or 1951-1952.


Keywords: Chorwon Valley, Iron Triangle, Kenneth Beardsley, Joe Ross,
John Whiting, Donald Reddick, Lt. Mackey, April 4, 1952



Entry: 86761
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
2ND LT DON E OLMSTEAD

RON ROMANOWICZ wrote on July 20, 2013


City and State: KATONAH NY

Unit: COMPANY C, 27TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: PMC alumni are seeking information about Lt Don E Olmstead who
was KIA 11/27/52 Our information is that he was killed during a
night patrol.


Keywords: KIA 11/27/52
C Company Commander
Night patrol



Entry: 86755
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR COCO OR DELGADO

CARMELO TANTERI wrote on July 19, 2013


City and State: BETHPAGE NY

Unit: 279 HEAVY MORTAR 45 INFANTRY DIVISION OKLAHIMA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 85316
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MATTHEW F. COMSTOCK

GENE ALLEN wrote on January 26, 2013


City and State: MENTOR OH

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: He was a field wireman in (HQ Co.??) of the 279th
Infantry Regiment and saw action in some battles for
Old Baldy and Heartbreak Ridge. Am attempting to find
if these were Unit Citations or perhaps for personal
acts of valor. Will appreciate any information you
can offer. If you have or know where any information
can be found please contact me
Thank you.
Gene E. Allen


Keywords: My cousin Matthew F. Comstock passed away January
16,2013. During his funeral service it was pointed
out that he had received two Bronze Stars for his
service in Korea circa 1953.



Entry: 84762
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MY GRANDFATHER

TARALYN COOK wrote on November 20, 2012


City and State: SEDALIA MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for information on my grandfather, Carl
Jack Dennis. He was from Missouri and served in Korea.
He was in the 45th division, 1st battalion, 279 infantry.
He passed away when I was 11 and he never told anyone
in the family about his military time and I didn't have
time to ask. I filled out the form 80 but his records
were destroyed in a fire in St. Louis. I have no other
information to go on and don't know what to do to find
out more. I do have all of his medals from his uniform.
I am hoping anyone with information can email
me as soon as possible. I would appreciate any
information anyone can give me.
Thank you!


Keywords: 45th Div, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry



Entry: 83346
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR PHOTOS/STORIES GERALD (JERRY) MITTEN K CO 279THREG 45TH DIV

BARBARA GEMMELL wrote on June 14, 2012


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: K CO 3 BN 279 INF RGT 45 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for stories, photos, anything about my cousin
Gerald (Jerry) Mitten. He was KIA 6-11-1952 during
Operation Counter from what I have found. I would love to
hear from anyone with any knowledge of his last days. I
was only 3 when he died and would like to know more about
him.
Thank you all for your service and sacrifice. We are the
Land of the Free.....Because of the Brave. - Barbara


Keywords: Gerald (Jerry) Mitten, KIA, Operation Counter, Pork Chop
Hill, Agok, Chorwan, 6-11-1952, June 1952,K CO 3 BN 279
INF RGT 45 INF DIV,



Entry: 82470
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
KOREA CO.B 279REGIMENT 45TH INFANTRY DIV.

CYNTHIA CUEVAS wrote on March 15, 2012


City and State: ALHAMBRA CA

Unit: CO. B 279TH REGIMENT 45TH INFANTRY DIV. KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: MY DAD, SGT. JOSE C. CRUZ WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH
WITH MEN HE SERVED WITH IN KOREA, JOQUIN PEREZ OF SAN
JOQUIN VALLEY, JOHN SACRAMENTO OF HAWAII, LT.
DAVENPORT, LT. ROSE OR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN HIS UNIT.
PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL OUR HOME. 626 576-4197 MY DAD
IS FROM GUAM AND IS NOW LIVING HERE IN CALIFORNIA.
THANK YOU HIS DAUGHTER, CYNTHIA


Keywords: JOQUIN PEREZ OF SAN JOQUIN VALLEY,JOHN SACRAMENTO OF
HAWAII



Entry: 82432
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
PROUDLY SERVED KOREAN VET

CYNTHIA CUEVAS wrote on March 11, 2012


City and State: ALHAMBRA CA

Unit: CO.B 279TH REGIMENT 45TH INFANTRY THUNDERBIRDS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'M WRITING ON BEHALF OF MY DAD, HE WILL BE 80 THIS
YEAR. HE REMEMBERS SOME NAMES OF THE MEN HE SERVED
WITH IN KOREA. HE STILL HAS SHRAPNEL IN HIS ARM HE
WAS HIT AT SANDBAG HILL WAS BURIED ALIVE UNDER
SANDBAGS HE WAS DUG OUT HE WAS WOUNDED WITH SHRAPNEL
OTHER INJURIES, THE ASST. GUNNER LOST HIS LEG. HIS
NAME IS LI JONG HO. MY DAD WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM
ANYONE HE SERVED WITH, LT. ROSS, LT. DAVANPORT,
ANYONE IN THE SQUAD. MY DAD TELLS US OF THE
UNBEARABLE CONDITIONS THEY HAD TO ENDUR. HES VERY
PROUD TO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMY, HE IS OUR HERO HE
IS SGT. JOSE C. CRUZ .


Keywords: SANDBAG HILL,PORKCHOP HILL, LI JONG HO, HILL 845


Entry: 82032
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
PAUL G. FIELD 279 INF RGT 45 INF DIV

AARON YOUNG wrote on February 7, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am just trying to find out any information on my
Grandpa that I just found out about. Thanks for any
help or information you can share.


Keywords: KIA 6/9/1952


Entry: 81581
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
279TH CO. K

MIKE NELSON wrote on January 1, 2012


City and State: MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: on jan 22 1952 my dad tom nelson sgt.first
class Co.K 279th.recieved wounds upon retrieving a
wounded
man .My father passed this spring and I would like to
put a name to the man.my dad was from missouri and had
red hair an big ears


Keywords: 279th Co.K


Entry: 81444
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
EDWARD J. HENRIKSEN 52-53

EDWARD HENRIKSEN wrote on December 23, 2011


City and State: SEWARD AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Edward J. Henriksen from Greenwich CT passed way April
12th, 2011. Served on the front line 52/53. Pax
Vobiscum, Dad


Keywords: 45th Infantry Division 279th Thunderbirds Easy Company


Entry: 80815
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
STILL LOOKING ...FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY FATHER'S SERVICE IN KOREA- CPL HOYT P. COCKE BAR 279TH G

NEAL COCKE wrote on October 25, 2011


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY 279TH G

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking to hear from anyone who knew my father from
his days in the army. He had a cousin who recently
passed Moses Cocke who served in a different company.
He was in Korea Dec 51-June 51. WIA on June 22nd
assaulting a hill. Photos, information appreciated.
He served with an E. V. Carter out of Danville Va.
Any information you may have would be welcomed.


Keywords: Dagmar, Old Baldy


Entry: 80806
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ARMORY

DAVID ALDERMAN JR. wrote on October 25, 2011


City and State: MOORE OK

Unit: RETIRED NAT GUARD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i was riding in okla and came to the town of beggs
okla and seen the old armory there the armory has
been closed for yrs now but on the front there is a
plaquethat has the cross rifles and a letter e in the
middle i was wondering what unit that was there it was
an old wpa armory. thank you


Keywords: derert storm iraq afghanistan


Entry: 80193
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
MY GRANDFATHER CPL JOSEPHUS JAMES

JERIN WELLS wrote on August 30, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather Josephus James just passed away Friday August
26th. He was with Co D 279th Infantry Regt. Was just wondering if
anyone knew him. Eventhough he was my Grandfather, he was the
most honest and humble man I've ever met.


Keywords:   Co D 279th Infantry Regt


Entry: 79259
279TH 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 the War. He served with the 45TH Inf Div for some time before being transferred to the 2ND Inf Div. He does not remember which Regiment he served with, so I am leaving this message at each of the Inf. Div sites. He does not have a computer or e-mail access, so please contact him at his home

Thank You


Keywords:  


Entry: 78614
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
278TH OR 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

SANDY RICHARDSON wrote on April 17, 2011


City and State: MT. CARMEL TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to locate some info on my father's unit 278th INF Div from the National Guard that served in Korea between 1950- 1952. I was told that the 278th Infantry was reorganized and redesignated as an armored calvary regiment in 1977 which indicates that soldiers from the regiment were used as replacements for other units in Korea. If anyone has any information or know my father please send me the information. My father passed on in July 1991. Thanks.

Keywords: HQ,HQ CO 2nd BN278th INF Regt.


Entry: 78569
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
OLD PICTURES

KAREN KITE-MAGREEVY wrote on April 12, 2011


City and State: CHECOTAH OK

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have several scrapbooks of pictures my father took in his time in Korea. His name was David Kite, he was in the 45th Division, 279th Infantry, Company K. He was a medic during his time in the Army and wounded on 12 April 1952. I am thinking about making an online album of these pictures. I will be donating them to the 45th Infantry Museum in Oklahoma City in the next year.

Keywords: David Kite, Chorwon, Korean War, Pictures of Buddies, 45th Division, 279th Infantry, Company K


Entry: 78217
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JAMES LEACH

LEE BENSON wrote on March 17, 2011


City and State: SAINT JOSEPH MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: The James Leach I know was a Ranger who faught in Korea --- he related many events of that experience to me . This would have been in the years of 1955 thru 1958 as students at tri-state college ANGOLA ,INDIANA

James and his wife are from Morehead, Kentucky James was an Engineering student and his wife taught scool in Coldwater Michigan ....really good folks .James had memories that at certain times of the year were debilitating to him


Keywords:


Entry: 78215
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JAMES LEACH

LEE BENSON wrote on March 17, 2011


City and State: SAINT JOSEPH MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: The James Leach I know was a Ranger who faught in Korea --- he related many events of that experience to me . This would have been in the years of 1955 thru 1958 as students at tri-state college ANGOLA ,INDIANA

James and his wife are from Morehead, Kentucky James was an Engineering student and his wife taught scool in Coldwater Michigan ....really good folks .James had memories that at certain times of the year were debilitating to him


Keywords:


Entry: 77586
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
279TH VETERANS

NEAL COCKE wrote on January 24, 2011


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I had a response to my original post regarding the 279th in Korea through June 22nd 1952. This was the day my dad, Cpl. Hoyt Cocke Co. G (BAR man )was wounded on or around Dagmar. A veteran, Mr. Fall (I believe) responded with email. I had trouble on my end and his mail was lost. Please send another with phone as I would love to talk with you. I believe that you had mentioned that you were wounded May 27th.

Keywords: 279th, G company, Dagmar. Old Baldy, BAR, June 22, 1952, Hoyt Cocke


Entry: 77552
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
279TH REGIMENT BATTALION 1 COMPANY A

WILLIAM JACKSON wrote on January 22, 2011


City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Seeking information on my father Arthur G. Jackson called haticul. B.A.R. gunner 279th company A. Father described battle where a wwll vet named harjo picked up a fifty caliber machine gun and brought them off a mountain after being surrounded by chinese. He would never talk about anything but harjo. Believe to be on hill 255 on April 14, 1952. This would put them up there before operation convert. Family would like to know as a korean vet would not talk about what he did. Only about what others did. Thank you

Keywords: Hill 255, Hill 266


Entry: 77248
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JIM MUSSATO, 45TH THUNDERBIRD,LOOKING FOR BILL DAVIS OF POWDER SPRINGS, GA

TRACEY WILLHOIT (MUSSATTO) wrote on December 26, 2010


City and State:

Unit: DAD'S ARMY 45TH THUNDERBIRD

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dad (Jim Mussatto, James G. Mussatto, of Wilsonville IL wanted me to try to find Bill Davis of Powder Springs, GA. THey served together in Korea in 1951-1953.

Keywords:


Entry: 77099
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
INFORMATION NEEDED

GALAHN KILGORE wrote on December 10, 2010


City and State: HUNTSVILLE MO

Unit: FOX CO. 279TH INF. REGIMENT 45TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in Fox Co. 279th Inf. Regiment, 45th Inf. Division in late 1952 and until the truce was signed in 1953. Does anyone remember me?

Keywords:


Entry: 76255
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
FOX CO. 279TH INF. REGT.

PHILIP LE DONNE wrote on September 26, 2010


City and State: COLLEGE POINT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANY ONE THAT KNEW SSGT.FRANK T. FURINO
WAS A MEDIC WITH FOX CO. 279TH INF. REGT.45TH DIVI.
KOREA 1953/1054



Entry: 75889
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

RICHARD STRONG wrote on August 23, 2010


City and State: BIGFORK MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information about my uncle Cpl Richard P Strong who was killed at the Punchbowl on Octoer 2, 1952. He was from Michigan.

Keywords: Cpl Richard P Strong, 279th Infantry Reg, 45th Infantry Div.
Punchbowl
Michigan



Entry: 75712
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CPL HOYT P COCKE WIA 6-22-1952

NEAL COCKE wrote on August 6, 2010


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am interested in speaking to anyone that may have served with my father from his days in basic, through Hokkaido and his service in Korea up until his wounding on june 22, 1952. I have many questions about the 279th in general and may be able to share a few photos that my mother still has of my Dad form that period. He was a BAR man in George company from late 51-until June 52. He was wounded while assualting a hill on that day. Please contact me at anytime. God bless all of you who served in Korea.

Keywords: Old Baldy, Dagmar, BAR June 22,1952


Entry: 75237
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
279 INF REG. 45TH INF. DIV.

ESTEL EZELL wrote on June 26, 2010


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for informqtion about my uncle Cpl Roy E Pendleton that wa killed in action on April 12, 1952. It was near Old Baldy and Pork Chop HIll. Most of his family is gone now. I am 70 yrs old and Roy was my favorite uncle. Any information about him would be so wonderful, a photo of any kind would thrill me. I know there are not many left. I want anyone who reads this to know that I Thank you from the Bottom of my heart. May Godd Bless You All


Entry: 74928
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CORRECTION HOYT COCKE CPL. 279TH G

NEAL COCKE wrote on June 2, 2010


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION 279TH REGIMENT COMPANY G

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying again on this site. I had incorrectly cited the 179th as my father's (Hoyt Cocke's) regiment. It turns out that the 279th was the correct unit. I am trying to find any information about his service and that of the 279th during the Korean War. If anyone knew my father or can give me information, anecdotes, recollections or documentation I would be forever grateful. My father passed away in 2001. He was wounded on June 22, 1952. He always spoke with a great deal of pride about the Thunderbirds and their service in Korea. God bless you all!

Keywords: Old Baldy, 279th regiment Company G, June 1952, BAR Hoyt Cocke, June 22nd, 1952


Entry: 74828
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
45TH INF.DIV. 279TH REG.1952

STEPHEN MALONE wrote on May 27, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad ,James I. Malone,passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on May 25th.He was wounded in action as a radioman on april 14th,1952.It was on Hill 255 and Cpl.Doyle Crow and PFC James Foley were also involved.There is an Army Times article relating to that evening's events,but seeing as he just passed away I was wondering if anyone remembers any other information.He was proud of his service,but he never talked about it much.He attended a number of reunions over the years,worked for Veterans Services,and served as Commander of his local VFW post.Any recollections responding to this post would be greatly appreciated by his family.Thank you for your consideration and your past service.

Keywords: Company A 1st Battalion


Entry: 73950
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
DO YOU KNOW CARL DENNIS??

TARALYN COOK wrote on March 16, 2010


City and State: SEDALIA MO

Unit: ARMY-INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather served in Korea and I just found out he was with the 1st Battalion 45th Division 279th Infantry Company D. He died when I was a kid so I never got to ask about his military history and am looking for any information anyone can provide to help trace the family tree! Thank you so much.

Keywords:


Entry: 73804
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
WONDERING IF MY DAD SERVED

JIM JARRETT wrote on March 5, 2010


City and State: ENID OK

Unit: UNCERTAIN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Gentlemen:

My dad, R.C. Jarrett Jr., said he served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He also went by "Pete."

He passed away recently, and I want to know if he ever served.

His sister had no recollection of my dad serving, but he always told me he did.

He said any evidence of his serving in Korea was probably burned up in a fire at the NARA facility in St. Louis.

While I've found some bits and pieces, an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946 from Fort Ord, I haven't found out anything about his service in Korea.

I am not even certain what unit he was in, but figure it was probably infantry, possibly a reserve unit.

Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 73716
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SGT JOHN POSTOAK

JESSE MOFFETT wrote on February 25, 2010


City and State: COVENTRY RI

Unit: CO H 279TH INF, 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was John' radio operator when he was FO for 81MMs. Would like to know if anyone knows about him.

Keywords: Korea 52


Entry: 73715
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SGT JOHN POSTOAK CO H 279TH INF

JESSE MOFFETT wrote on February 25, 2010


City and State: COVENTRY RI

Unit: CO H 279TH INF, 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Korea 52


Entry: 73704
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ELMER PIERCY

DAVID MCCULLOUGH wrote on February 24, 2010


City and State: BALTIMORE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i was wondering if anyone knew my grandfather? his name was Elmer Joesph Piercy from Baltimore,MD.he passed away Jan,2002. don't know much about his service any stories, pictures or anything would be a great help, thank you.

Keywords: Elmer Joesph Piercy, 279inf 45div


Entry: 73098
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
PVT. GERALD KNOWLES

JOHN NELSON wrote on January 12, 2010


City and State: BRIGHTON MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information about Pvt. Gerald Knowles. He was from Fenton, MI. He was my Mother-in-Law's brother and she would like any information about him and/or the circumstances of his death. He was a BAR man and was only in Korea for a short time before he was killed on 10/18/1952. I will edit any responses before she sees them. Thanks

Keywords: BAR, Knowles, 10/18/1952


Entry: 72951
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
ANYONE REMEMBER KENNETH R. WILLIS 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT 1ST BATTALION COMPANY D LINCOLN PARK MI

KENNETH WILLIS wrote on December 31, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 45TH DIVISION, 279TH INFANTRY, 1ST BATTALION, COMP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Ken Willis, Bill Lewellin, 1st Battalion, Company D, Red


Entry: 72904
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
CHINESE WOUNDED. DEAD

TOM LAMBERT SR. wrote on December 26, 2009


City and State: MANITOWOC WI

Unit: 1 ST. BN.279 RGT MEDICAL CO, 45 INF. US ARMY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Isit possible to trace a wouned chinese.I recall the aprox. date,location.He was a Sgt. Major leading 60 mem up take our outpost. while treating him I brought back map;s his ID pictures ect. our interpeture was very pleased.and told me about him. he wore a white silk shirt uuder GI fatuiges. he was soneone special and possibly we have a record on him.I kept his money a large roll [[ they all carried]]and a knife.he said very-very old. the carving stood for a comumist chinese as a hammer and cicle emblem. so his family where true communist. and realy the chink impresed me clean neatand hansome.I would return it if possible ??

Keywords:


Entry: 72092
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
45 DIV 279 REG.2 BN.E. CO. GEORGE MCKINLEY

JULIE NUNN CHAVIS wrote on October 27, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad served in this division...*I've got lots of
pictures of him while there that I would love to share if
there are others out there looking for members of this
unit.


Keywords:


Entry: 72067
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JAY W MATOY

DEBBIE MATOY wrote on October 24, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 45TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: J.W. "Mugs" Matoy was my dad. I would like to hear from anyone who served with him. I lost all service info when our house flooded. Any stories about time in Korea?


Entry: 71937
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH ONRAY SAVAGE, 45TH AND 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION

RICHARD SPRIGGS III wrote on October 13, 2009


City and State: ASHEVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my father-in-law , Onray Savage of Eastville, VA during the Korea conflict. I am going to interview him this Christmas about his wartime experiences and it would be helpful if I could hear from others who share his story. He's already told me about some of the things that happened and I am in awe that he can speak so calmly about artillery barrages, night ambushes by the Chinese and so on. Please feel free to contact me if his name is familiar.

Keywords: 45th Infantry, 3rd Infantry


Entry: 71418
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
SGT. CHARLES HAROLD CANNELL

BILL CANNELL wrote on August 27, 2009


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Charles H. Cannell was a Korean War vet. He died 8/17/2009 at the age of 81. I'm trying to locate any survivors from his unit, particularly his mortar crew. Unfortunately I have no names to start with. I'm trying to piece together his combat history. He shared just a few stories about his time there - primarily about the camaraderie and basic living conditions, but not so much about the combat. He said he was in some of "the big ones", but no real details beyond that.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Keywords: Company B, mortar crew


Entry: 70224
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
FINDING LOUIS GOVIG - BOISE IDAHO

PAUL JENSEN wrote on May 19, 2009


City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: CO. G 279TH INF 45 DIV. KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was b-a-r man ,my assistant was louis govig from boise,id. and dont know what happened to him .this is all i know about him.we had no contact after "discharged"

Keywords: dmz korea


Entry: 70114
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
279TH 45TH DIVISION COMAPNY F 1950-1951

ELIZABETH DAVIS wrote on May 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for men that served with my father in general and more specifically looking for Cpl Chausow(sp?). My father Cpl Albert Davis was a B.A.R. man he was one of the men they used to test bullet proof vests on. Father is still alive and would very much like to know the whereabouts of squad leader Chausow? Chusow? and how he is. Any help locating men from that time and company would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: 279th Regimental combat team 45th division company F 1950-1951



Entry: 69422
279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
JAMES ISAIAH WILLIAMS, E CO 279TJ

LUCILLA J. WELL wrote on March 9, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAKELAND GA

Unit: E CO 279 INF RGT 45 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I, Lucilla Williams Wells is the sister of James Isaiah Williams. The family gives honor to the ones that have started this Project. We love our brother dearly, and if any one have information or had known him, please contact the family. James Isaiah is greatly missed, and he will always be in our hearts.

Keywords: Korean War Project Key No:32529



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