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Entry: 86320
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
GORDON G SILCOK - LOOKING FOR INFORMATION REGARDING MY FATHER

JAN MUZZIN (SILCOCK) wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for information regarding my father Gordon G.

Silcock from Michigan. He served in the Korean War from 1950 to

1952. His rank was CPL(T). Most significant duty assignment was

40th SIG CO APO 6 FEC. Cognizant District or Area Command was

Fifth Army Area. His place of separation was Camp Carson

Colorado.







My father received several medals, I am most interested in why

he received a Bronze Service Star. If anyone has any

information regarding my father I would love to hear from you.







I also have multiple photos which my father gave me that I would

like to share with everyone.







Jan


Keywords: Korean War, Camp Carson Colorado, Company APO 6 FEC, Served from

October 31, 1950 to 1952, Fifth Army Area, 40th SIG CO APO 6 FEC.



Entry: 86319
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
GORDON G SILCOK - LOOKING FOR INFORMATION REGARDING MY FATHER

JAN MUZZIN (SILCOCK) wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for information regarding my father Gordon G.

Silcock from Michigan. He served in the Korean War from 1950 to

1952. His rank was CPL(T). Most significant duty assignment was

40th SIG CO APO 6 FEC. Cognizant District or Area Command was

Fifth Army Area. His place of separation was Camp Carson

Colorado.







My father received several medals, I am most interested in why

he received a Bronze Service Star. If anyone has any

information regarding my father I would love to hear from you.







I also have multiple photos which my father gave me that I would

like to share with everyone.







Jan


Keywords: Korean War, Camp Carson Colorado, Company APO 6 FEC, Served from

October 31, 1950 to 1952, Fifth Army Area, 40th SIG CO APO 6 FEC.



Entry: 82448
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION VETERAN DIES AT AGE 83

CARRIE CLARK-URMANSKI wrote on March 13, 2012


City and State: ALGOMA WI

Unit: 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Dr. Robert Eugene Claus, 83, of Cedar Falls, Iowa
died on March 2, 2012. He was in the 40th Infantry
Division during 1952. He received the Combat Infantry
Badge. He was buried with full military
honors provided by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and
the Iowa National Guard at Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar
Falls,Iowa on March 6, 2012.


Keywords: 40th Infantry Division, Combat Infantry Badge


Entry: 80739
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
FULL PICTURE OF THE 578, 40TH INFANTRY, 1950

S.C. PRANCH wrote on October 18, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: To those of you that served, We can across a full
picture of the 40th at an estate sale, and then
happened across your postings. Wonderful group of men
you were; and your mascot shepherd is just as
professional as the those he served. Luck to you


Keywords:


Entry: 79582
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF CAMP COOKE, 1950-51

MILTON MCNEW wrote on July 9, 2011


City and State: LOMPOC CA

Unit: CO. C 578TH. C. ENGR. BTLN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I joined the Guard in Torrance, CA. and arrived at Camp Cooke on September 1, 1950. In 1951 we all shipped out to Japan. Stationed at Matsushima near Yamoto, about 30 mies from Sendai where the Division Hg. was located.In 1952 we shipped out to Korea. I was in the Kumwa area.
I am looking for some photos of Camp Cooke and any that I can get from Japan and Korea, too.
My outfit: 578th. C. Engr Batln, 40th Inf. Divison.


Keywords: McNew or Mac, or Milt. Friend: Cal Ward. 


Entry: 78079
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
I'D LIKE TO CONTACT ANY MEMBERS OF THE 40TH SIGNAL COMPANY WHO SERVED IN KOREA FROM NOV. OF 1952 ON.

AL THOMAS wrote on March 5, 2011


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: 40TH SIGNAL COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served from November 1952 to 1954 in Korea. I was honorably discharged from the Army at the Yuma test Station in June of 1955.

Keywords:


Entry: 76081
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH INF DIV ARCHIVES

DAN SEBBY wrote on September 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am the director of the California State Military Museum located in Sacramento.

We would like the former members of the 40th ID to know that we have established a archives here at the museum. We are making a major effort to preserved the photos, records, and papers of the members of the division and make them available to historians, researchers, and family members.

The current 40th ID HQ has already transferred all of their photos from WWII, the official 40th Signal Co combat camera set as well as other collections of the Division's history.

If you can get this out to your members, we would appreciate it.

Dan Sebby, 1st Sgt CA ARNG (Ret)
Museum Director
(916) 854-1904
daniel.sebby@us.army.mil

California State Military Museum
1119 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Keywords: Archives


Entry: 66994
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
RICHARD J. HENKE

CHERYL HENKE-WILLIAMS wrote on August 26, 2008


City and State: OCEANSIDE CA

Unit: 40TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,
I am looking for information about my father, Richard J. Henke. I have a few facts, but he left our family when I was young and I never had further contact with him. Here is what I know: He was born in Missouri on Oct. 6, 1923 and died Oct. 10, 1983, supposedly under curious circumstances in Las Vegas. He joined the National Guard after he returned from WWII, the 40th Division. He was stationed at Camp Cook before he reported to duty in Korea. He came home on compassionate leave when my brother was born in 1951 and then had to return to Korea. I was told that he was responsible for loading bombs onto the planes and he saw so much devastation it affected him deeply. He had a very bad temper.

I would love to know more about this person who was absent for most of my life. You can contact me at cherylwsd1@cox.net. Thank you! You all have my utmost respect for serving our country.


Keywords: 40th Division, WWII, National Guard


Entry: 66555
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH DIVISION MONUMENT-WW1

RICK JOHNSON wrote on July 18, 2008


City and State: TWENTYNINE PALMS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: COAST GUARD VETERAN

Comments: All 40th Division personnel should know that California dedicated a monument to the 40th Division on 11/11/1928. The monument was located at Camp Kearney, California. Camp Kearney became NAS Miramar and is currently Marine Corp Air Station Miramar. I was interested in locating this memorial as my great grandfather was KIA during the Meuse Argonne Offensive (WW1) and I had family photos of my grandfather at the monument circa 1930. After exhaustive research, my father and I went to Miramar and located the site of the monument at the east end of the runway (see Panaramio on Google Earth for photo). My father located the plaque to the Monument in Los Alamitos, CA and the 40 ton rock that the plaque was affixed to, was located in Long Beach, CA. We are attempting to have the National Guard reassemble and restablish the monument at either Miramar or at their HQ in Los Alamitos. Soon, I will be placing photos of the rock and the plaque on Google Earth for all proud 40th Division soldiers to view.

Keywords: 40th Division Monument, WW1 found!


Entry: 53934
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
ADRESS CHANGE+EMAIL

JIM MOYER wrote on November 4, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: ELMIRA OR

Unit: 40TH DIV.SIGNAL CO. 52-53

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: probably not to many of us left to date 2005-6 turning 73 now just luckie huh? Prowd but not forgoten.

Keywords: officaly on telephone :Grizzly Rear"


Entry: 33757
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
HAVE SOME PICTURES OF 40TH SIGNAL COMPANY- JAPAN AND KOREA. 1959-52

JAMES (JIM) MCDANIEL wrote on April 21, 2003


City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ

Unit: 4OTH SIGNAL CO. 40TH DIV. RADIO PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to find any of the old unit- Have some pictures of unit .











Keywords: camp cooke, Sindi Japan, Kumsong valley, Korea


Entry: 33332
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
PHOTO OF SOME MEN 40 SIG D CO

SANDY YARBROUGH wrote on April 2, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: THOMSON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have several photos that were in my father's, Frank Martin of 4th Sig B and C Co, "year book" that was done in 1950-51 while stationed in Korea.

If you're interested I'll be happy to scan the photos and email them to you.


Keywords: 40th Signal Bn D Company


Entry: 32548
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION

JAMES (JIM) MCDANIEL wrote on March 6, 2003


City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY CA

Unit: 40TH DIVISION SIGNAL COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a m/sgt radio operator platoon
Looking for other members of the same unit.


Keywords: 40th signal company- korea- japan-1950-52 buddies


Entry: 24222
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH SIGNAL COMPANY 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

RICKY UHT wrote on March 24, 2002


City and State: BLOOMFIELD MO

Unit: 40TH SIG. CO., 40TH INF. DIV. APO 6 (FATHER'S)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, George W. "G.W." Uht, died 9 Feb 1992. He was inducted into US Army 15 Nov 1950, Stoddard Co., MO. Recall him mentioning training at Ft. Gordon, ?GA. He attended The Signal School at Ft. Monmouth, NJ 16 Feb to 15 Jun 1951. He was assigned to 40th Signal Company, 40th Infantry Division. Believe he mentioned shipping out of Washington State for Korea. He served in Korea I assume from shortly after finishing Sig. School in June 1951 until shortly before separation 29 Oct 1952. Served 8 months and 13 days in Korea. He returned to Camp (Ft.) Carson, CO to separate. His rank was listed as Cpl (T), appointed 29 Nov 1951. He was born in LaBelle, MO, lived in Palmyra, MO, graduated from high school in Sikeston, MO., and lived in Dexter, MO at time of induction. After separation, he worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 33 years from which he retired.

Looking for anyone who might have known my father in the signal company or in Korea, members of his unit. Also, interested in the history of the 40th Signal Company in Korea, it's mission, assignments, battles, etc. Don't know how dad's unit was further broken down into smaller unit. Dad didn't talk much of his military service and now that he is gone, I wish I'd asked more. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about his service in other ways.

Thanks for any assistance.

ruht@sheltonbbs.com


Keywords: 40th Signal Company, 40th Infantry Division, Telephone Installer/Repairman


Entry: 21995
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
NOT LIVING

BARRY ROBINSON wrote on January 3, 2002


City and State: DRESDEN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Dr."DOC" Neils W. Robinson died on 1/18/94 from a heart attact while duck hunting.I know he thought much of you all. Barry Robinson

Keywords:


Entry: 20509
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
IS THIS REAL?

WILL PARTIN wrote on November 11, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: james l sephes (middlesboro, ky. daily news article)cites sephes as member of 40th div airborne and squad ldr in I company. fought at pork chop hill and heartbreak ridge (he says)and also denied seat on bus when back in us trying to get home and in uniform because "african american".
do not know mr. sephes but believe that claims are very strange because few negro paratroopers at time of korean war. sephes would also have to be 67-68 years old at minimum and does not appear to be that old tho will concede could be older than looks.
the problem of vets who aren't vets comes along in every war i suspect and really don;t care as long as "vet" restricts claims to bar room bs but appearing in newspaper and claiming to be something you aren't isn't acceptable to me.
if you can verify mr. sephes claim, or dispute it, would be interested.
thanks
will partin (us army vn vet with 4 awarded phs)


Keywords:


Entry: 18804
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
HHC 40TH DIV (SIGNAL CO/LINEMAN)

JIM MOYER wrote on August 18, 2001


City and State: EUGENE OR

Unit: 40TH DIV/HHC (SIGNAL CO)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'd love to hear from any of you.

Keywords: Served in Korea from July 52 -NOV 53 up on the Chorwaun Valley.


Entry: 18429
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
MEMBER OF 143RD FA BN

EDGAR ROGER GOODBARY wrote on August 2, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: CARTERVILLE MO

Unit: HQ BTRY, 143 FA BN, 40TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was assigned to Hq. Btry, 143rd FA Bn for Basic and Advance Artillery Training. When we were in line to board the train for shipment to Japan, I was pulled out to stay behind for NCO School and Officer Candidate School. Following these two schools and Airborne School, I was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division for six months of non-combat troop duty before shipment to the Far East Command. I arrived in Korea and was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in December 1952.

Keywords: John A. Garrard, John F. Flodin, Allen Flodin, George Weigle, Harold Bernhard, Robert Lynn, Col John J. Heffernan


Entry: 18169
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
1952

BOB STEJSKAL wrote on July 22, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: here is list of guys i spent time with in korea the first list is the ones i have pictures of edward maloney, george maloney, dave pliler, grover chesley,eugene adams,ernie blair,ted donaldson,george nelson,jerry mcclellan,amos tracy , al nelson, last names only ferris,portner,and two clarks.my closest buddy was bob west,would like to find him. he and ed maloney played the guitar and kept us entertained.e-mail me if you wish. bob

Keywords: time, 1952 4oth sig. co. 40th inf. div.


Entry: 13707
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH DIVISION KOREA WAR MEMORIAL, CAMP COOK

STUART FULLER wrote on December 19, 2000


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit: HQ 40TH DSC

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: In 1 September 2000 a memorial was dedicated at Camp Cook (Vandenberg AFB)to honor all the fine soldiers of the 40th Infantry Division that served during the Korea Conflict. We anticipated 1500 attendess and wound up with almost 3,000.
For some of us you are not forgotten.

Stuart J. Fuller III
Command Sergeant Major


Keywords:


Entry: 10036
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH RECON COMPANY

ROBERT (BOBBY) GAYTON wrote on July 2, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: SIGNAL HILL CA

Unit: 40TH RECON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for interested Korean Vets interested in attending 9/1/00 Memorial Dedication = Vandenberg AFB (formerly Camp Cooke). Respond by 7-18-00. Other contacts, Richard Madrid, (562) 491-1969 Gus Montano (562) 693-3074

Keywords: Memorial - 40th Division


Entry: 7385
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
40TH ID MEMORIAL DEDICATION

GORDON E. BRANDT wrote on March 8, 2000


City and State: LOS ALTOS CA

Unit: 40TH SIGNAL COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I understand that there is a 40th Infantry Division Memorial Dedication planned for September 1, 2000 at Vandenberg AFB, CA. How can I get permission to attend?

Thank you


Keywords:


Entry: 7188
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
SEARCHING FOR INFO ABOUT MY FATHER

ERIK ASLESEN wrote on February 26, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: JASPER MN

Unit: 40TH SIG CO 40TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father has never spoken of anything about his time in Korea. He died in 1985 w/o telling us a thing. Now my children are 13 and 8 and asking about Grandpa and his Army duties. Can anyone help me? My father was a 6 ft red head from Jasper, MN. His discharge papers show three medals which we have never seen...I would like to know what he did to receive the medals. Thank you to any and all of you for giving me the freedom I have and my father's grandsons!

Keywords: Radio Operator


Entry: 4913
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
FUTURE REUNIONS?

GORDON E. BRANDT wrote on November 14, 1999


City and State: LOS ALTOS CA

Unit: 4OTH SIGNAL COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I had joined the California National Guard in 1948 while still in high school. I went to Camp Cook, CA in September of 1950 when the 40th Division was called to active duty. I ended up as the NCO in charge of the Radio Relay Section of the 40th Signal Company. This happened not because I was qualified, but because I was one of the few people who knew anything about the equipment.

When the division went to Japan in April of 1951 we traveled first by train to Fort Mason in San Francisco, by troop transport to Yokohama and, again, by train to Camp Schimmelphennig near Sendai, Japan. In January 1952 we shipped over to Korea going by train to Yokohama, troop transport to Inchon, Korea, train to Chosin, Korea and truck to replace the 24th Infantry Division. I served near the front until July of 1952 when I shipped home.

Are there plans for any reunion in the coming year? Please let me know of any such plans.

Respectfully yours,

Gordon Brandt
1425 Cedar Place
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 968-0259
fax (650) 968-8436


Keywords: 4oth Signal Company


Entry: 3612
40TH SIGNAL CO - DIVISION
UNIT MEMBER

WILLIAM K. (BILL) WOLL wrote on September 2, 1999


City and State: VENICE FL

Unit: 40TH SIGNAL COMPANY, 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY

Comments: 40TH SIGNAL COMPANY, 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Keywords: 40TH Signal Company, 40th Infantry Division



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