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Entry: 88723
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CO L 223RD 40TH

CLOYCE ODELL wrote on April 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 88696
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CORPORAL HAROLD PETERSON

SAM PETERSON wrote on April 7, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 40TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello Fellow Family Members and Loved Ones,

My Great-Uncle Harold Peterson was deployed in the Korean War in the 40th Infantry Division. I am not sure where he was stationed at, but if one of your family members or veterans have made contact with my Great-Uncle, please contact me immediately.


Keywords:


Entry: 87818
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH DIV, 223RD REG, HEAVY MORTAR

LAUREN LIECHTY wrote on November 28, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 40TH INFANTRY, 223RD REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any friends or former unit members of the 40th Div, 223rd regiment, heavy mortar company. My grandfather is Wayne Larsen and he is looking to re-connect with some former unit members. A few names he remembers are Bob Guern, Ralph Gump, Frank Segona, and Don Sanders, but he would love to hear from anyone in the unit. If you have any resources to connect or know anything about the unit, would love any information you have!

Thanks so much


Keywords: 40th infantry division, 223rd regiment, heavy mortar, wayne larsen, bob guern, ralph gump, frank segona, don sanders


Entry: 87015
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH INF. RE. YEARLE REUNION

GEORGE ROSALES JR. wrote on August 16, 2013


City and State: SAN CLEMENTE CA

Unit: A CO. 160TH INF. REG.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: the 160th started having reunions late 1990es. a morial was
dedicated at camp cook ca. witch is now vanderburg air force
base in 2000.they expected only afew hundred but over 3000
came.it is realy somthing to see.it was the brain child of
retired brig. gen. tom de graw who served as a tank commander
with the 160th tankers of the 40th div. the reunion will be
held august 28/31-2013 sorry for the late notice.for more
information write to:40TH INF.DIV. KOREAN WAR VETS. P. O. BOX
11578 FT. LAUDERDALE FT.33339 ORCONTACT ME it was my
privelage to have served with so many great men.


Keywords: hill 747


Entry: 86767
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR IVORY EARCELL LUKE

ANN LUKE wrote on July 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 4TH INFANTRY DIVISON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: IM LOOKING FOR WHO EVER POST ON THE WEB TO COME TO
THIS PAGE OR
ANY ONE WHO CAN HELP ME I'M LOOKING FOR ANY ONE
WHO KNEW MY DAD
HE DIED BEFORE I WAS BORN HE WAS KILLED BY
LIGHTING AT AGE OF 33
WORKING HE WAS FROM STARKE FL WE LOST EVERYTHING
IN A FIRE. CAN
ANY ONE PLEASE HELP ME IN ANY WAY PLEASE GET IN
TOUCH WITH ME . THIS WELL MEAN THE WORLD TO ME.
THANK YOU
ANN LUKE.


Keywords: IVORY EARCELL LUKE WHO KNEW HIM


Entry: 86503
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CORPORAL EUGENE RICHARDSON

RICHARD CORBETT wrote on June 12, 2013


City and State: LEISTON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: i am looking for any information regrding Gene, how he died,
what medals he had. Details of any next of kin left alive, last
known he had a sister who was head of thr family.


Keywords: Corporal Eugene Maximillion Richardson,
40th Infantry, killed at Heartbreak Ridge, January 27th 1253
Enlisted in Pueblo County
Korean War Project No. 24955



Entry: 85885
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR GRIZZLY G2 1952

PAUL JONES wrote on April 4, 2013


City and State: MEDINA OH

Unit: HQS.CO.-G2

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking to connect with Charlie Paulin, Ramon Collin and others

Keywords: Charlie Paulin, Ramon Collins, Jane Russel Hill, punchbowl
US52159360



Entry: 85860
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
I AM STILL LIVING ,ANY ONE REMEMBER ME?

CARL FISHER wrote on April 2, 2013


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: L COMPANY /3RD BATTALION/ 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: we took the really bad chinese prieoers to Chaghue Do and
forced
them to build their own barbed wire compound.I understand that
Island isnow an upscale resort off the main land near pusan. I
still
have pictures.


Keywords: Aidman / senior aidman/ Lt Rocky Rockwell / sgt Foster/ Lucky
nelson / Slick . Tom cat ridge/ C ration hill



Entry: 85319
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR BILL CRAWFORD

DONALD HARRIS wrote on January 26, 2013


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: 40TH DIV. 140TH TANK BAT, CO, C

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I SERVED WITH BILL CRAWFORD IN KOREA WAR IN THE 1950'S
HE WAS IN THE 40TH INF. DIV,140TH TANK BAT. MEDICAL
GROUP. HE WAS FROM BARSTOW CA. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
HIS WERE ABOUTS. MY NAME DON HARRIS, I WAS IN THE
140TH TANK BAT. Anyone knowing bill, please contact
me, thank you


Keywords: PERSONAL FRIEND


Entry: 84040
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER

ALTON ADAMS wrote on August 28, 2012


City and State: TORREON NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: In my earlier message I forgot to put in the dates my
father served in Korea, they are 1950-1952.


Keywords: Ray Adams, Kenneth Davis


Entry: 84038
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER

ALTON ADAMS wrote on August 28, 2012


City and State: TORREON NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I found this site only by chance and I am greatful
for it. I am looking for anyone who served with my
father Ray Adams and my uncle Kennth Davis. Both
served together in Korea with the 40th Inf.and were
from Roswell, NM. I'm a Vietnam vet who would like to
know more about my fathers service in Korea, he never
talked much about it. I have seen some old pictures
of him when he was there no info on what he did. His
DD-214 showed a Bronz Star but he would not comment
on it. If anyone could help I would be very greatful.
Thanks for all who served.


Keywords:


Entry: 83599
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
COLLECTING AND COMPILING WORLD WAR II VETERAN HISTORIES

PETE MINIX wrote on July 10, 2012


City and State: INDIO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My name is Pete Minix, and my hobby for the last 12
years, has been collecting and compiling World War II
veteran histories. I currently have over 330 World War
II veterans, from all branches, in my private library.
None of this information is given out or published for
a monetary gain.

This is at no cost to you or your family. All I would
need are any documents (copies), that you would wish to
share or pictures of you during that time. Also, I
would also like a current picture of you today. I can
send you a large self-addressed envelope for mailing
purposes. If you have a scanner attached to your home
computer, you could scan your pictures and/or documents
to send to me.

If you wish to share this information with me, I would
greatly appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from
you. If you have any questions, please feel free to
email. If you chose not to share your story with me, I
completely understand and will respect your wishes

Semper Fi
Peter D. Minix
Proud to have served
Former Sgt. United States Marine Corps
Former Sgt. California Army National Guard Member


Keywords:


Entry: 82920
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SFC CHARLES W. MCLENNAN

DIANE FELT wrote on April 30, 2012


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: COMPANY H, 223RD INFANTRY REGIMENT, 40TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father died in 1998. We have donated his uniform to
the Belle Plaine Historical Society,the Company H
photo, and a scrapbook that my Grandmother kept during
Dad's time in the military. Dad was a cook with the
company, helping to keep the guys nourished out in the
field. We have dozens of slides that he took while
serving with Company H, which we have scanned. Dad also
wrote an lengthy article for the hometown newspaper as
well as many letters to family and friends, which I
have. He was inducted on 1 September 1950 and received
his separation papers in September 1952. One of his
fondest moments was to attend the unveiling of the
Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Dad rarely
discussed his time in Korea, but when he did it was
quite emotional and with deep respect for his fellow
troops. I would love to make contact with
anyone in his Company H or their surviving family members.



Keywords: Chuck, Company H, Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa,
friend Paul Bliss from Michigan, Tony from Petoskey, MI



Entry: 81235
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
G COMPANY 224TH INFANTRY REGIMENT.40 DIVISION.

JOHN BERT LARSON wrote on December 4, 2011


City and State: ST. GEORGE UT

Unit: G COMPANY 224TH INFANTRY REGIMENT. 40TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: JONATHAN WALLER, Punch bowl, Heartbreak Ridge, 1951, 1952


Entry: 78892
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
RUSSEL GLENN BLACKMON AKA

AMY BLACKMON wrote on May 12, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather served in Korea from 1950-1953 with the Army 40th Infantry. He went by the nickname "Blackie". I would love to find any service members he served with during this time.

Also, we are having a hard time with his VA benefits, as the records building burned down in the 70's. The VA is insisting we provide his records...which we cant b/c they burned up in the fire. If anyone has any insight on how to address this, please pass along. I would really like to get a detailed account of his time in Korea, missions, awards, etc.


Keywords: Korea 1950 - 1953, 40th Infantry, Forward Observer 


Entry: 77963
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
REUNIONS

J.B. WILES wrote on February 23, 2011


City and State: ARLINGTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was just informed the the 40th Inf Div Association in PA has closed its doors. I used to go to their reuions. I am wondering if anyone out there knows of another 40th INF Div Association that is still active

Keywords:


Entry: 76798
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DONALD PRINGLE

KRISTOPHER BUXTON wrote on November 15, 2010


City and State: TIGARD OR

Unit: 238TH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone remember my grandfather or have any pictures? The
war still causes him much heartache and may nightmares.


Keywords: Donald Pringle, ruby ridge,


Entry: 76765
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
I AND R PLT. HG. CO., 2ND BT. 223 REGT. 40TH DIV.

DENNIS DUTTON SR. wrote on November 14, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1952 - 53 I and R Plt. Hq. Co. 2nd Bn. 223 Inf. Regt. 40 Inf. Div. After the National Guard rotated home.

Keywords: Punch Bowl, Hill 449, "We Cover The Pass"


Entry: 75860
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
AS BN COMMO. SGT H AND S CO.578TH I TOOK LOTS OF 35 MM SLIDES STILL IN GOOD CONDITION..

STAN HOOPER wrote on August 20, 2010


City and State: SSMITH CENTER KS

Unit: H-S 578TH COMBT. ENGR

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: If interested, could share a lot of slides from Japan to landing at Inchon,up thru 38th. Lots of pictures of terrain, winter, etc. Also some of the Ranger Co. that trained at Matsushima Air Field and their jumps.

Keywords: 40th Japan July 4th before shipped to Korea


Entry: 71829
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
PASSING OF CPL.WILLIAM S. GRANT

LAURA BLEVINS wrote on October 2, 2009


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: 40TH INF. DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: hello, my dad went and fought in the korean war in 1947. and he and he was awarded with a bronze star and a silver star. he passed away in 2004. today would have been his 80th birthday 10/02/1929.
he has 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
and i want them to know that there grandfather went
to war so we can have the freedom we have today.
i'm looking for any information on him.
thank you
laura blevins


Keywords: enl.apr.14 1947
40th inf.div.
N.G28103102
625th F.A.BN.



Entry: 71426
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BOSWELL, WILLIAM ROLAND

JACK GREEN wrote on August 28, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Buddy Boswell was an MP with the 40th in Japan and Korea in the 1950/51/52 time frame. He passed away Jan 2009. I will be posting some of his photos when I rescan his negatives.

Keywords: 40th MP Buddy


Entry: 71163
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
PFC STODDEN

ANDRIELE STODDEN wrote on August 4, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have know my grandfather, PFC Robert Stodden, and might have a picture of him from Korea. I am trying to add him to the veteran memorial at Mt. Solidad and need a picture. Thank you.

Keywords: Artillery supply, Robert "Bob" Stodden


Entry: 71080
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LT DON POLLEY

JAMES POLLEY wrote on July 30, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone from 40th Div during Korean War who may have served with my uncle. He won 1 silver star at Kumhwa and a 2nd later on

Keywords: Don Polley


Entry: 71038
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CO L 223RD 40TH DIV

CLOYCE M. (SPUNKY) ODELL wrote on July 27, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Fought in the Kumsong, Kumwa and Iron Triangle area, 1951-52. Received Bronze Star "V" device in April 1952 on outpost in Iron Triangle.


Entry: 70771
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
FORWARD OBSERVER

JOHN MOSLEY JR. wrote on July 2, 2009


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served as a forward observer during the Korean war. He told me once that he was infantry attached to artillery. He served with the 40th infantry. His name is John Ardis Mosley. I have tried to find any surviving friends he may have served with, but have been unable to find any. If anyone knew or remembers him, please let me know. Thanks for the help, John C Mosley.

Keywords: 40th Infantry, Forward Observer, Mosley


Entry: 70506
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
INFORMATION REGARDING CPL. EDWARD KREIS

KRIS KREIS wrote on June 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Edward Kreis served in the Korean War, I believe with the 40th Infantry Division because of the combat patch on his uniform. I have many photos of dad with a bunch of names on the back. I see that dad hung around with a group of guys that are captioned inthe back as: Tuck, Greer, Red and Monroe. Most of the photos have Tuck and Greer and dad in them. One photo says, "Our cook, Cpl. Stackhouse.. that really is his name".. Dad's handwriting is sometimes hard to read so I wouldn't be suprised if it was Cpl. Steakhouse. If anyone knows any of these men please get back to me. Thanks

Keywords: Red, Gordon, Kreis,Dell,Tuck, Johns,Green, Monroe, Greer,Gray, Cpl.Stackhouse,Hartman, Lt. Howard,

USA 30163394 - Number of tank in combat photo.



Entry: 70196
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR INFO

DAVID CARIDDO wrote on May 16, 2009


City and State: CARMEL NY

Unit: 3RD 68TH ADA FORT BRAGG NC

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for some information on my Fathers cousin
his name was Henri Scotti from New York. I am an Army Veteran who is doing a military family research, and since my father has passed on i dont have any info about Henri.


Keywords:


Entry: 68146
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
223RD INF REGT. 40TH INF DIV

W.J. LONG wrote on December 4, 2008


City and State: CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Wanted to note the passing of Sgt. Everette J. Wittmayer Company "M" 223rd Inf. Regt. 40th Inf. Div on 9/4/08. I went through several hundred photos taken during the Korean war over the Thanksgiving holiday, but would like to hear more from someone that knew my father. Thank you.


Entry: 66969
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
A CO 223RD INF REGT. 40TH INF DIV. 1952-53

LEROY (ROY) CONKLIN wrote on August 23, 2008


City and State: SUN CITY CENTER FL

Unit: 223 INF REGT. 40TH INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Silver Star

Bronze Star "V"

Combat Inf Badge

Army Commendation Medal"V"

Korean Service Medal

UN Service Medal

Meritorius Service Medal/OC


Keywords: Punchbowl, Heartbreak Ridge



Entry: 66873
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
JERRY GROOM DATE CORRECTION

JERRY GROOM II wrote on August 14, 2008


City and State: CAROGA LAKE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father fought at punchbowl in 1952 not 1958 as I missprinted in my first message.

Keywords:


Entry: 66642
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH INFANTRY DIV, 223RD REGIMENT JERRY GROOM

JERRY GROOM II wrote on July 23, 2008


City and State: CAROGA LAKE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was S.F.C. Jerry Groom. He was in the 40th infantry Division, 223rd regiment. I believe he also fought at "Heartbreak Ridge," "Sandbay Castle Hill," and the "Punchbowl." in or around October 1958. He passed away in 1993, but I'm interested in hearring any stories about him or his company. He would not talk about the war, I hear he was in a very dangerous group with a high casualty rate, but know little else. If you knew him I would like to hear any memories you might be able to convey to me. This would mean a lot to me as I idolized my father. He was one hell of a man. They don't make them like that any more.
Thank you for your time.
Jerry Groom II


Keywords: 40th Division, 223rd regiment, punchbowl, Heartbreak Ridge, Sandbay Castle


Entry: 64778
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
RE MOVING A KIA 40 INF DIV.HAROLD UNDERWOOD

CHESTER CHASE SR. wrote on March 17, 2008


City and State: CAPE NEDDICK ME

Unit: I COMPANY 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: spent winter of 52//53 on line. unknown hill number.
most of I co was spent on ambush and contack patrols.
I was on a ambush patrol and we were told to go up ahead and find missing GI, his name was Harold under



Entry: 63516
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION

ALBERT COOK wrote on December 23, 2007


City and State: PORT WENTWORTH GA

Unit: 578TH ENGINEER C BATTALION 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2007.
Hope all former members are enjoying life to the fullest.
God bless.
Albert Cook and Family


Keywords: Gopher Dog


Entry: 63304
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR WW 2 VET THAT MIGHT KNOW MY UNCLE

RICHARD DURAN wrote on December 5, 2007


City and State: JANESVILLE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My Uncle Anthony, better known as Tony, Duran serial number 20 913 219, joined the California National Guard, 40th Inf. Div. 2 December 1940. I was hoping someone may have joined at the same time, and perhaps know were they went to basic training. Also if they were in the same basic training company together. Would they remember that company's number and still have a photograph of that Company. Maybe have a roster of that basic training company showing my uncle's name. Last other information some may have concerning my Uncle Tony's time in the military. Thank you for any help you can give to help me honor my Uncles's military service.


Entry: 62458
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SEEKING ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MY FATHER LT COL. JOHN CHARLES YOUNG WHO WAS KILLED IN NORTH KOREA, DE

LESLIE YOUNG wrote on September 28, 2007


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am seeking information about my father who died in Korea on December 4, 1952 -- Lt Col John Charles Young--40th Infantry Division, 223 Infantry Regiment. He is listed as being killed in North Korea with a military occupation specialty number of 01542. I have tried to locate files, but like many others, have been informed they were destroyed in a fire, I believe, in St. Louis. I was too young to remember him and would love to have even the tiniest detail to make him real to me. I would also like to find out some details to share with my Mother, his wife, who just turned 92--and while she is in good health, will not be with us too many more years.

Keywords: Lt Col John Charles Young--40th Infantry Division, 223 Infantry Regiment
Killed in North Korea December 4, 1952
Field Communications Chief



Entry: 62456
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SEEKING ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MY FATHER LT COL. JOHN CHARLES YOUNG WHO WAS KILLED IN NORTH KOREA, DE

LESLIE YOUNG wrote on September 28, 2007


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am seeking information about my father who died in Korea on December 4, 1952 -- Lt Col John Charles Young--40th Infantry Division, 223 Infantry Regiment. He is listed as being killed in North Korea with a military occupation specialty number of 01542. I have tried to locate files, but like many others, have been informed they were destroyed in a fire, I believe, in St. Louis. I was too young to remember him and would love to have even the tiniest detail to make him real to me. I would also like to find out some details to share with my Mother, his wife, who just turned 92--and while she is in good health, will not be with us too many more years.

Keywords: Lt Col John Charles Young--40th Infantry Division, 223 Infantry Regiment
Killed in North Korea December 4, 1952
Field Communications Chief



Entry: 61833
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
COMPLETE ROBERT EUGENE HIGGINS MP POST

CARMA WALSH wrote on August 1, 2007


City and State: ALEXANDER AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi,

I am writing regarding my maternal uncle, Robert
Eugene Higgins, who was an MP stationed at Camp
Roberts on the day of his death, April 11, 1953.
The day also happened to be Uncle Bobby's 21st
birthday.

I am probably posting this in the wrong place
having no idea what unit Bobby was in, but I
haven't a doubt anyone stationed at Camp Roberts
in April, 1953, would have knowlege of the
events surrounding Uncle Bobby's tragic death.

Bobby was married to Annabelle Goodall Higgins and
the couple, who I am told celebrated their 1 year
anniversary the same day, were expecting their
first child.

The story that has circulated through the family
for all these years goes like this:

Annabelle went into labor and the couple was
driving in Paso Robles, ostensibly to the hospital, when they were involved in a one car motor vehicle
accident. Uncle Bobby was killed instantly. Annabelle lived 2 hours, long enough to be delivered
of a healthy newborn girl.

The accident and deaths were evidently publicized
widely throughout California starting with a "desperate
search" for my mother, Bobby's only sibling, and my grandmother, who were both living in Long Beach at the
time. They were quickly located. The plight of the poor orphan was followed for some time and people
from all over, even outside of CA, wanted to adopt her.

I was born on April 15, 1954, a year and four days
later. My name, Carma, was the name Bobby and
Annabelle had planned to use if they had a little
girl. Their daughter was instead named Bobby Anna
in memory of her parents.

I grew up with the story of Bobby and Annabelle.
Around the time I turned 30, I heard, for the
first time, that Annabelle had supposedly been
pregnant with twins.

Bobby Anna's birth weight, a little over 5 lbs.,
seems to support this, but by no means is this
solid piece of information (I have the card from
the hospital bassinet) proof of anything.

Three troubling pieces of information that have come to light since that time, have, however, given
me greater suspicion of the possibility Bobby and Annabelle may indeed have another child somewhere.

The first came to light when I was doing extensive
genealogy research in 1997. My second cousin, who
resides in Lincoln, CA, sent me a photocopy of the
primitive, handwritten journal her mother prepared
for her in 1968 chronicling the genealogy of her
paternal and maternal families. My great-aunt had
carefully told the story of Bobby and Annabelle in the
journal (her daughter was already fully aware of the story, of course), insisting that the young couple, to
whom she was very close, and who had actually introduced them, had told her Annabelle had undergone an x-ray and was found to be carrying twins.

While this might not sound very credible, it is,
in MY mind, VERY credible for the simple fact the
woman who wrote it was the most Godly woman I have
ever known. Aunt Bessie's character was absolutely unimpeachable.

That got me a little more curious and I again
studied the newspaper article about the accident
with the photo of poor Annabelle hanging out of
the car, unconsious. I ended up calling the Paso
Robles Police Dept. in the hopes of obtaining
photocopies of any police reports or records
that might still exist. I was routed to an officer
who was unequivocal: "If there was a fatality,
WE HAVE THE RECORDS." This man searched and
searched and came up empty-handed and quite suspicious,
stating the lack of one iota of a mention of the
accident was "troubling". I tried the PR hospital
and they acted like requesting records that old
was insane. Hospitals routine microfiched records
during that era, but my query to the hospital was pretty well sand-bagged from the get-go.

The third piece of information I learned just
recently. My second cousin, Aunt Bessie's son,
worked in Paso Robles for a time during the
1970's. He was new to the community and he and
his wife were invited to the home of a new
acquaintance. During that visit, the man began to
tell the story of a young MP who was killed along
with his wife, etc. It was obviously Bobby and Annabelle's story, but my cousin waited for the man to finish before revealing that he and Bobby were first cousins and that Bobby had followed HIS family from AR to CA where he had lived with them for some time, eventually enlisted, served in Korea, and ended up stationed at Camp Roberts. The couple was flabbergasted and quickly went into a related story which follows:

They said that during those years, the early to mid-fifties, there was an ilicit "adoption ring" operating out of the PR hospital where some of the M.D.'s stationed at CR moonlighted in the ER. (Having worked in the medical field for 30 years, I know moonlighting in emergency rooms was and is still a common practice.) It had long been rumored that a baby boy had also been born and that the delivering M.D. "kept the baby".

It is that story, that was the catalyst for this email.

The tragic event surely sparked any number of rumors, but I figured at the very least, I might accidently run across someone who knew Bobby and/or Annabelle
even if I am unable to find any other informatin
regarding the possibility of a second infant.

If anyone has information regarding Robert
Eugene "Bobby" Higgins, his wife, Annabelle Goodall Higgins, the accident, any issues related to the accident, any knowlege of an illegal "adoption
ring" in PR during those year, I would very much appreciate hearing from you. My email address is: CWalsh415@aol.com.

(If there is a better location to make queries of this nature, please let me know.)

Thank you,
Carma Walsh


Keywords: Robert Eugene "Bobby" Higgins Annabelle Goodall Higgins


Entry: 61832
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
ROBERT E. HIGGINS MP CONTINUED

CARMA WALSH wrote on August 1, 2007


City and State: ALEXANDER AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Well, my computer for some reason jettisoned
the email before I'd finished!

I was writing about my second cousin working
in PR and being invited to the home of a new
aquaintance. At some point in the evening,
the man began to tell the story of an MP and
his wife who were killed in an MVA, etc. It
was obviously Bobby and Annabelle's story, but
my cousin waited for the man to finish before
revealing that he and Bobby were first cousins
and that Bobby had followed them from AR to CA where
he had lived with them for a time, eventually enlisted, served in Korea, and ended up stationed at Camp Roberts. The couple was flabbergasted and quickly went into a related story which follows:

They said that during those years, the early to
mid-fifties, there was an ilicit "adoption ring"
operating out of the PR hospital where some of
the M.D.'s stationed at CR moonlighted in the ER. (Having worked in the medical field for 30 years, I
know moonlighting in emergency rooms was and is
still a common practive.) It was said that a baby
boy had also been born and that the M.D. "kept
the baby".

It is that story, that I learned of only recently,
that was the catalyst for this email.

The tragic event surely sparked any number of
rumors, but I figured at the very least, I might
accidently run across someone who knew Bobby and/or
Annabelle.

If anyone has information regarding Robert Eugene
"Bobby" Higgins, his wife, Annabelle Goodall Higgins,
the accident or any issues related to the accident,
I would appreciate hearing from you. My email address
is: CWalsh415@aol.com.

If the first half of this query is not showing up,
please let me know. Also, if there is a better location to make queries of this nature, please let me know.

Thank you,

Carma Walsh


Keywords:


Entry: 61711
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH ID COMPANY I 1953-1954 BUDDIES KOREA

LEANDRO VILLANUEVA wrote on July 23, 2007


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit: 40TH INFANTRY DIV COMPANY I

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to know if anyone from my unit is still alive and contactable

Keywords: Roberto Vega, Spots, USS General Mills, USS General Walker,heartbreak ridge,Coma Valley, White horse Mountian,Sam,DMZ ,38th Parrale,


Entry: 61108
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CAMP ROBERTS MARCH 24 - MAY 24 1952

ERIN GORGIUS wrote on May 27, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone that knew my father John J. Casey. I know he was in the Army from March 11, 1952 - Dec. 22, 1953. I have pictures that are labeled Camp Roberts March 24 - May 24 1952 "C" Btry 489th A.F.A Ba. I know that he was an engineer. I have his photos and slides from Korea. He was from Chicago, Il. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 61035
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH DIVISION CAMP KEARNY MONUMENT

DANIEL (DAN) SEBBY wrote on May 20, 2007


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The monument for the 40th Division at Kearney (now MCAS Miramar)was apparently destroyed. However the brass plaque from the monument is located in the rotunda of the Headquarters, 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base (formerly NAS), Los Alamitos.

Keywords: I am the curator if the California State Military Museum in Sacramento. California National Guard units, California installations, California in the Korean War


Entry: 60880
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH DIVISION MONUMENT

A.J. WARD wrote on May 4, 2007


City and State:

Unit: MCAS MIRAMAR

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: We had an inquiry from a 4oth Division veteran who asked permission to look for a monument dedicated to the division. He said it is located between the eastern end of the runway and the I-15 freeway. Is anyone aware of this??

Keywords: 40th Division Monument at Camp Kearny or MCAS Miramar


Entry: 60860
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
223RD REG. CO L

CLOYCE M. (SPUNKY) ODELL wrote on May 2, 2007


City and State: WILLIAMSTON MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Fought in the Iron Triangle area.

Keywords:


Entry: 60517
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
HQ.CO.980TH FA FN. 40TH INF. DIV./LIASON RED ATTACHED TO 224TH. INF. BN, 40TH INF . DIV/

BERNNARD ADLER wrote on March 31, 2007


City and State: AUBURN ME

Unit: HQ.CO. IST BN. 40TH .INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 59297
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DIV MP HQ 1951-52

SIDNEY SCHULMAN wrote on October 20, 2006


City and State: ROWLETT TX

Unit: 40TH INF. DIV. MILITARY POLICE HDQ.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Korea 12/1951 to 5/1952


Entry: 57983
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
578TH ENG (C) BN.

ALBERT COOK wrote on July 5, 2006


City and State: PORT WENTWORTH GA

Unit: CO D. 578TH ENG. (C) BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to know why the 578th Engineers Battalion is not listed on the 40th Infantry Division page as a unit.
Thanks.
Al Cook


Keywords: Gopher Dog


Entry: 54989
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
MP HELMET AND ARMBAND

MICHAEL (MIKE) BOGGS wrote on January 3, 2006


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for the following items from a veteran of the 40th Infantry Division. I am tryingto tput otgether a display of the itmes worm by the MP's of this Division during WWII or Korea. I am alos looking for the shoulder patch of the 40th (the blue patch with red within yellow sun and the tab Ball of Fire above it).

Mike B.


Keywords: 40th Div MP Helmet and arm band


Entry: 54138
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
INFORMATION ON ROSTERS

RICH MACON wrote on November 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: any help will be helpful in locating Joseph Paszek of Bayonne,NJ's unit.

Keywords: Looking for rosters of units from Korean War for a Lookup!



Entry: 53221
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
NEED PATCH FOR 625TH FIELD ARTILLERY

WILLIAM GIL wrote on September 19, 2005


City and State: SOUTH EL MONTE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Thank you all for your service to our contry. I am very grateful to all those who have answered the calling for the noble purpose of defending this great country.Mere words cannot fully express my respect and gratitude to all of you who made our way of life possible.

If someone can be so kind. I am looking for the patch that was created for the 625th field artillery. I have the 40th Infantry patch but I need the artillery patch to complete the set. I have looked at many other sites and have had no success. If anyone knows a specific site where one can be obtained I would be eternally in your debt.

I loved my Dad very much and wish to honor him in my own way. I purchased a Garand and my Son purchased an M1 carbine. These were weapons that my Dad carried at various times during his deployment in Korea. Along with my rifle I would love to pass those patches on to my Son in rememberance of my own personal hero so future generations of our family will always know of my Dad's service to our country.

Thank you all again for your service and consideration.

Kindest regards,

William Gil


Keywords: Army National Guard 625th field artillery patch


Entry: 52796
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH DIV CALL SIGNS

ROBERT L. (BOB) HANSON wrote on August 23, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 625TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for the 40th Division call signs that that were used during the Korean War.. Below is a list of units and the call signs that I can remember. If you can fill in any gaps it would be appreciated. I can be reached by mail, e-mail, or phone.
Hq and Hq, 40th Div       - GRIZZLY
40th Repl Co      -
40th Inf Div Band      -
140th (M) Tk Bn      -
40th Recon Co      -
Hqs Btry, 40th DivArty   - GIANT
40th Div Aviation Co (Prov) - GYRO
143rd FA Bn         -GREMLIN
625th FA Bn         - GAMMA
980th FA Bn         -
981st FA Bn         -GOLDEN
140th AAA AW Bn      -
578th Engr © Bn      -GOPHER
160th Inf Regt      -
223rd Inf Regt      - GIBRALTAR
   1sr Bn      - GIBRALTAR RED
   2nd Bn      - GIBRALTAR BLUE
   3rd Bn      - GIBRALTAR WHITE
224th Inf Regt      - GALAHAD
115th Med Bn      -
40th MP Co         -
740th Ord Maint Co   -
40th QM Co         -
40th Sig Co         -
Thanks for any help you can give me, as I sure don’t remember them all.

Bob Hanson
Liaison Sgt, 625th FA Bn
10777 Pointed Oak Lane
San Diego, Ca 92131
858 695-0407
jdrlh@netzero.net


Keywords: Call Signs



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