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45th Infantry Division Information


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45th Inf Div (WWII & Korea)



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Entry: 89517
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH OR KNEW MY FATHER FLOYD ORMSBY

CHRIS ORMSBY SR. wrote on August 15, 2014


City and State: FLORISSANT MO

Unit: 45 TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father served in Korea with the 45 th Infantry from 51-53 .im just wondering if anyone remembers him.

Keywords:


Entry: 89062
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

DANIEL MCCANLESS wrote on May 31, 2014


City and State: AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: First of all I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read this. My grandfather served in Korea and is one of the best men I know. He was part of the 45th thunderbird division as he still has his patch. He tells me he was drafted out of Tennessee and went to a short basic at fort polk I believe, then road a train to California, where he was shipped from there to Hokkaido , Japan. He tells me that not long after he was sent to Korea. He has told me alot of stories about his time in country. I hope I get this stuff right as I'm relying only on memory, I know he was awarded the bronze star and does have a combat infantry badge, he is a big part of the local VFW. His name is Hubert Fagg. He has many pictures and documents I would be willing to post or submit, both of him and other soldiers. But with time wearing on this man....60 years later.... he really can't remember the actual cities or areas the division served in. I'm asking any one for any factual information to where I can trace his foot steps thru the war.... if anyone knows of him or has any information to share please let me know

Keywords: 45th thunderbird division


Entry: 88843
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
RAY SULLIVAN

RYAN SULLIVAN wrote on May 5, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: If any knew my uncle Ray Sullivan he passed away on May 3, 2014.

This is his link to his Obituary. He won the DSC on t-bone.

http://www.stewartbaxter.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1301498



Keywords:


Entry: 88716
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
KOREA 1951-52 DIV HQ CO

VALTON HERMAN wrote on April 11, 2014


City and State: BREMERTON WA

Unit: 45THDV HQ CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone from those halcyon days in Yong Dong Po still around?

Keywords:


Entry: 88580
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
FIND FATHERS MILITARY INFORNATION

LISA SHENBERGER wrote on March 20, 2014


City and State: EPHRATA PA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for any information about my father Jack Rodney Shenberger. He served in the Korean War in the early 50s in the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds. If anyone remembers him or has information about him I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

Keywords: Korean War, 45th Infantry Division, Thunderbirds


Entry: 88092
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
EDWARD JAMES LAMBERT

NORA DREWRY wrote on January 10, 2014


City and State: HUNTLEY MT

Unit: HQ DET 6017 SU 45TH INFANTRY THUNDERBIRDS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was told my father's records were destroyed by fire, I would like to speak with anyone who knows my father and anything about his service in the Korean War. My father was a tank leader and of Souix descent.

Keywords:


Entry: 86628
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR HAROLD J. PEDERSON

WILLIAM POLLARD wrote on July 2, 2013


City and State: COWGILL MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Polk in October 1950 and had a friend
Peawee Pederson from N. D. I was discharged due to medical
problems and lost track of Peawee. If any one has any information
concerning him I would appreciate. We were in 279 infantry
division Head quarters and head quarters company


Keywords: personal friend Harold J. Pederson


Entry: 86579
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BURNED RECORDS

KELLY KUNF wrote on June 22, 2013


City and State: TAYLORSVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dads military records from his whole tour including Korea wallet in the
harrisburgh fire! They have no records from him and he doesn't ave any of his
cards or anything! Any ideas to prove his service so he cn Tito the va va hospital
and stuff!


Keywords: Burned recorded harrisburgh pa


Entry: 86556
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BRONZE STAR WHILE IN 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

JOYCE DEJONG-MONROE wrote on June 19, 2013


City and State: HASLETT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I found an old newspaper article about my father, Cpl. Sidney Hugh DeJong. He received
the Bronze Star following a battle on Hill 183 Tumyong, dong, Korea. I wonder if
anyone knows more about this battle. I wish there was a way to upload the scanned
image of the article here!


Keywords: Hill 183, Tumyong dong, Bronze star


Entry: 86205
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BUMPER NUMBER 45-179-1 M-1

LINDA KEIM wrote on May 16, 2013


City and State: FRANKLIN IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Recently, my family found several pictures that my father took
during the Korean War. One photograph shows a Jeep with the
following bumper number.

Left Side of Bumper: 45-179-1
Right Side of Bumper: M-1

Can anyone tell me what these bumper numbers mean?

Thank you


Keywords:


Entry: 86204
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BUMPER NUMBER 45-179-1 M-1

LINDA KEIM wrote on May 16, 2013


City and State: FRANKLIN IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Recently, my family found several pictures that my father took
during the Korean War. One photograph shows a Jeep with the
following bumper number.

Left Side of Bumper: 45-179-1
Right Side of Bumper: M-1

Can anyone tell me what these bumper numbers mean?

Thank you


Keywords:


Entry: 85410
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
JIMMY STONE

JIM STONE JR. wrote on February 9, 2013


City and State: TUPELO MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am interested in any information regarding my Father,
Jimmy Stone from Tremont, MS in Itawamba county. He
passed away in 1978. I have pictures but I believe his
records were destroyed in the fire.


Keywords: 45th infantry division


Entry: 85281
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
JIM CLARKE, CHICAGO

JIM CLARKE JR. wrote on January 21, 2013


City and State: IL

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information of my father.
Thanks


Keywords: Korea, 45th Infantry, thunderbirds


Entry: 84761
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
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: 45Division, 1st Battalion, 279 Infantry


Entry: 84477
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
5TH ARMORED DIV.; 45TH INFANTRY; KOREA 1951-1953

SCOTT FREARSON wrote on October 22, 2012


City and State: HILTON NY

Unit: 5TH ARMORED DIV.; 45TH INFANTRY; KOREA 1951-1953

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with MERVIN
LEBLANC. Mervin was from Louisiana and joined the
Army National Guard 5th Armored Div.; 45th Infantry
and who served in Korea. Mervin has passed and I
found his duffle bag of gear from the conflict. I
also found photo's of him with a buddy and at his
combat bunker/trench.

Sgt. LeBlanc said his were combat stripes and he was
very modest of his service. I'm thinking there was
more to the story. He told me he was in a triangle
shaped trench and he was at the point with a BAR
(browning automatic rifle) and that the chinese were
all gunning for him. He told me a time where he
covered a shift for a buddy and the buddy and he
shared a pup tent. That night a mortar hit the pup
tent and his buddy was gone.

I'd like to piece together some of his story for his
children and grandchildren. I found no ribbons or
medals with his Ike jacket, but just his unit patches
and Sgt. stripes on his jacket.

I did contact the Secretary of Defense to find all of
Sgt. LeBlanc's service records were destroyed in a
1970's fire in St., Louis. Can anyone help me. I'm
looking for ribbons and service medals, letters of
commodation, etc.

At the end of his term, Sgt. LeBlanc told me he was a
drill instructor on the fireing range. Hope this all
helps.

Thanks so much.


Keywords: Sgt. Mervin LeBlanc from Thibodaux LA


Entry: 84415
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION

GLEN BARKSDALE wrote on October 13, 2012


City and State: HUDSONVILLE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for anyone who may have served with my
father Bill G Barksdale he sweved in the 45 TH


Keywords: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION


Entry: 84409
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR STORIES AND PHOTOS

MORGAN B. COOK wrote on October 12, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for anyone who may have served with my
grandfather, SFC Kenneth Bryant Cook,1ST PLATOON,
Company C, 1ST Battalion, 45TH INFANTRY. He told me
many stories and has few pictures. I know he fought
at Heartbreak Ridge where he recieved two Bronze
Stars and the Purple Heart. He passed away in
2010 and people tell me that my character of a man is
just like his. If anyone has served and could tell me
more about him at that time in his life or has any
pictures as well, please email me!


Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge, Poverty Knob, 1ST PLATOON, Company
C, 1ST Battalion, 45TH INFANTRY, Kenneth Bryant Cook



Entry: 83829
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES FROM KOREAN WAR, QUARTERMASTER

EUGENE KUECHLE wrote on August 6, 2012


City and State: CASEYVILLE IL

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION, QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for fellow veterans that served during 1950- 1952, Korean War, 45th Infantry Div., Quartermaster

Keywords:


Entry: 83222
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES FROM KOREAN WAR

JAMES LEE KING wrote on June 1, 2012


City and State: WINFIELD KS

Unit: 8TH ARMY 45TH DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any information on the guys, I was in
Korea from Dec, 52 to Feb, 53. Went there from Ft.
Riley, KS


Keywords: Curtis W.Smith, Milo L Kaisersate, Robert E. Rice,
Jack Barbe, Eddie Cobb, Gerald J. Fasullo



Entry: 82893
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
179TH INF REGT CO L 3RD PLATOON

JACK D. SMITH wrote on April 28, 2012


City and State: ELKHART IN

Unit: 179TH INF REGT CO L 3RD PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Wounded in vicinity of Mung Dung Ni 21 March 1953
Resident of Indiana


Keywords:


Entry: 82672
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
RICHARD HALL/ KOREA OCT/1951 TO OCT/1952

RICHARD HALL wrote on April 5, 2012


City and State: MATTAWAN MI

Unit: HQ.BATTERY 45TH DIVARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking to connect with Friends I may know.

Keywords: HQ Battery 45th DivArty/ Angol


Entry: 82288
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
2ND LT. JAMES C. DAVIS

EDWARD CAMP wrote on February 29, 2012


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information on 2nd Lt. James C. Davis of
the 180th Item company during June 1952 battle of T-
Bone Hill #191. I am helping a veteran with the
history of this battle and any information would be
appreciated.


Keywords: 180th Inf. T-Bone Hill Item Company


Entry: 82287
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
2ND LT. NATHAN SMITH

EDWARD CAMP wrote on February 29, 2012


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information on 2nd Lt. Nathan Smith,
middle initial maybe H or M. Was at the T-Bone
battle in June 1952. Would like to contact for
information on battle.


Keywords: 180th Inf. T-Bone


Entry: 81961
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR TOM ARMS FROM THE 45TH INFANTRY KOREAN WAR?

KATIE FLORA wrote on February 2, 2012


City and State: HUTCHINSON KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My dear friend, Pam, is looking for her Dad.
The 45th infantry is the only connection we
have to possibly locate him. PLEASE if you
know anything about Tom, please contact me.
Bless you!


Keywords: Daughter Pam, born in 1955


Entry: 81960
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR TOM ARMS FROM THE 45TH INFANTRY KOREAN WAR?

KATIE FLORA wrote on February 2, 2012


City and State: HUTCHINSON KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My dear friend, Pam, is looking for her Dad.
The 45th infantry is the only connection we
have to possibly locate him. PLEASE if you
know anything about Tom, please contact me.
Bless you!


Keywords: Daughter Pam, born in 1955


Entry: 81184
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DOES ANYONE KNOW GLEN EDWARD MORROW FROM THE KOREAN WAR?

RYAN MORROW wrote on November 27, 2011


City and State: SPRINGFIELD IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone know my grandpa, Glen E. Morrow (who's still alive)? Please
email me if so with anything you'd like to tell me about him in Korea,
thanks!


Keywords: 45, glen, morrow, 1952, ammo, truck, transport, infantry, springfield,
illinois



Entry: 81131
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
REST IN PEACE

PHILLIP BRESEKE wrote on November 23, 2011


City and State: BALLWIN MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Rest in Peace Sgt 1st Class Roger LeRoy Allison, 45th Thunderbird Division - Korea 1952 - 1954,my Uncle and Godfather.

Keywords:


Entry: 80206
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

JOHN H. MILLER SR. wrote on August 31, 2011


City and State: MAGALIA CA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:  


Entry: 79540
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
45TH DIV/180TH I AND R PLT

MARSHALL RITCHEY wrote on July 6, 2011


City and State: MILILANI HI

Unit: 180TH INF REGT I - R PLT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: With 180th Fox Co BAR for 4-5 months transferred to I and R Plt when they found out I could read a map. Rotated out w/ 35 points to Japan around June, 1953. I arrived in October, 1952. I just turned 18 and came in at Inchon. I also remember Yongdungpo, chunchon, Kumhwa and many other areas

Keywords: Santi ri , Lukes Castle. Injin, Sandbag Castles, Hill 854, Heartbreak and other places. Master Sgt Kurt Stiener, Sgt Lotic, Spencer, Lt trickey, Lt Seeley and Sgt Hu, lt shelton and Doc Middleton. 


Entry: 78934
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SGT POULSON - DEFENSE PLATOON HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

RICHARD MILLER wrote on May 17, 2011


City and State: PROVO UT

Unit: 45 TH HQ COMPANY DEFENSE PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:  


Entry: 78811
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DAD WITH THE 45TH DIV, 179TH INF, I CO

DAVID RANES wrote on May 2, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: God bless

Keywords: Seeing if any body knew James(aka Jim) Ranes. He was from Perry, OK and corporal in 179th Inf. I co. He said that the 45th was in 3 major battles and 4 minor battles. Would like to know the names, location, times of these battles. Also Outpost Eerie, Alligator Jaw, T-bone, Pork chop, and the village of Pokkae. Those were some of the places he talk about.  


Entry: 78587
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
RICHARD PANKEY IS LOOKING FOR BUDDIES FROM KOREAN WAR

RICHARD PANKEY JR. wrote on April 13, 2011


City and State: SPANAWAY WA

Unit: 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Richard Pankey Sr is looking for buddies who served with him during the Korean War while serving with the 45TH. He does not have a computer, but you can reach him

Keywords:


Entry: 78048
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
TAPS

DARRELD WALTON wrote on March 1, 2011


City and State: BLACKFOOT ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: PFC Darreld Albert Walton, Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 180th, Korea.
Passed away 1 March, 2011, age 81 years.
Dad missed you fellas, there's probably a helluva reunion tonight.


Keywords: Hotel Co. 2nd Battalion, 180th Inf. 45th Div. Korea Bet


Entry: 76975
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR MAJOR BROWN

SIMONE ESPOSITO wrote on November 28, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 75644
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
(RUDY), RAMROD, CHOWHOUND (RAMIREZ)

MARTIN RAMIREZ wrote on July 29, 2010


City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad was in Korea in 1953-1954 with the 45th Infantry Division. Known as(Rudy),Ramrod,Chowhound (Ramirez) Thankfully he's still with us married 51 years to his high school sweetheart.
If ANYONE has information PLEASE contact me.
Thank you...
Martin Ramirez


Keywords: 1953-1954. 45th Infantry Division Korea


Entry: 75632
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR RUSSELL F. PETERS

SHELLEY WHITE wrote on July 29, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Is it possible there's someone still alive who knew my father in the 45th
diviision?


Keywords: 179th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
died January 2, 1952



Entry: 75499
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
179TH REGIMENT POSTAL UNIT

WILBUR CORBITT wrote on July 18, 2010


City and State: LAKE CITY FL

Unit: 179TH REGIMENT POSTAL UNIT/SERVICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served with and as the NCOIC of the postal 179th Inf Regt Postal Unit from August 1952 till September 1953. Would like to communicate with anyone that served with me during that time.

Keywords:


Entry: 75479
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ALLEN DECKER

GERALD DYER wrote on July 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit: LOVE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 75338
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
R.A. HESSER

D.H. DALE wrote on July 4, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for a roster with the name of R.A. Hesser on it---unit of the Thunderbirds unknown.

Keywords: R.A. Hesser


Entry: 75280
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION

EDWARD LIGUORI wrote on June 28, 2010


City and State: WESTERLY RI

Unit: SIGNAL CORPFRIEND AND CLASSMATE OF PFC GACCIONE.WE

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: pfc louis r gaccione of westerly r i was killed in action on july 14,1953 in the clasing hours of the korean war.he was a rifleman with the 45th division and had been in korea for only a month and in action only three weeks.he was killed in action on heartbreak ridge.


Entry: 75019
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
45TH INFANTRY MEDICS 1952-1954 KOREA

EMILY ADKINS wrote on June 9, 2010


City and State: FRAMETOWN WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information or friends of my grandfather, Junior Jirl West. He is from West Virginia. He was a medic in the Army, 45th infantry, from 1952 to 1954. Thank you.

Keywords: Korean War, 45th infantry medics, med co, 1952-1954


Entry: 75008
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
INFORMATION ON SERVICE OF GLENN L. CARLSON

STEVE CONRADSON wrote on June 7, 2010


City and State: ALPENA MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Uncle served in the 45th Division from 1950 to 1952 but was actually part of Oklahoma National Guard. Trying to determine where he was in Korea as he cannot explain to me how he was promoted from a private to a sergeant in such short order. He has claims to not be in much combat. He claims it was due to his typing skills. He now has Alzeimers and it is difficult to communicate with him.

Keywords:


Entry: 74994
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S FATHER IN THE KOREAN WAR

SHAD HOLT wrote on June 6, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to figure out the unit a friend's father may have served in during the Korean War. His name was Earl Clifford (E.C.) Mason. He was from Middlesboro,Ky. He served in an artillery unit and became a combat medic.I am not sure if he was a medic within that unit or not. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords: Field Artillery,combat medics


Entry: 74401
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
MEMBERS OF 45TH DIVISION OF OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD IN L951 - L952

ROBERT VENCION SR. wrote on April 18, 2010


City and State: WAYNESBORO TN

Unit: 45TH THUNDERBIRDS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 74335
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR INFO. ON ELWYN L. BONSALL

LEROY BONSALL III wrote on April 13, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information on my Uncle Elwyn.
I have a photo of him reciving a medal in Korea, I judge this by the UN flag in the back ground and the thunderbirds patch on his uniform.
Elwyn also served with the 104th Inf. Div.in WWII and recived the Silver Star. He also served in Vietnam, I have no info. on that.


Keywords:


Entry: 74130
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
KOREAN WAR 45TH DIV. 279TH INFANTRY/COMP F/2ND BATTALION

JANET SMITH wrote on March 29, 2010


City and State: WAXHAW NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Bruce Lackey (Now 81yr)trained in Camp Polk, LA. He lost a tooth during training camp, but details unknown. In his company F, Bruce was known as Abe because of his resemblance to Abe Lincoln.

Bruce left for Korea March of 1951. The 279 infantry first went to the northern mountains of Japan for extensive training for 6 plus months, then on to Korea.
The stories known to us are that his battalions were there for relief efforts and hit the front lines immediately, taking large causalities. Only 1-3 solders survived the early onslaught.
No one else from the High Point local NC area survived.
Bruce remained on front line combat from Korea Fall/Winter 1951 thru Early Winter 1952. He left Korea October 1952. Some 40-50 yrs later, Bruce received a letter from an old war buddy ?????
thanking my father, Bruce for staying with him while he was injured and taking fire. Bruce stayed and ensured the safety of this soldier, while under fire waiting for the medic chopper.

My dad suffers from Alzheimers. Would love to hear any related stories or connect with any old buddies.


Keywords: "Abe", Bruce from High Point NC,Camp Polk


Entry: 74044
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
MSGT. DAN WEAVER - RECON AND INTEL

DAN WEAVER JR. wrote on March 24, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dad told me some of what he experienced. He passed away in Feb of 2008. Looking for info about, Master Sergent Dan Weaver in Recon/Intel Battalion near Pork Chop Hill. He joined in '51' from Lawton, OK. He mentioned many men, bbut the last names that stick out are Popeye Pope, William T Craig, Jack VanDyke, and Dan Blocker

Keywords: Master Sergent Dan Weaver, Recon/Intel Battalion, Pork Chop Hill, Lawton, OK.


Entry: 73956
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
T-BONE HILL,,,1952

DON MINDEMANN wrote on March 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My wifes family is doing its history, Her Uncle, was Cpl. Thomas S. Franklin, who died in combat, on June 14, 1952 at T-bone Hill. We would very much like to learn more about the fighting there, perticularly on and around the date of his death. Or if any possibility of anyone remembering him,,,,Family never had much information about what happened in that area...He was greatly missed by his family...any help piecing the story together would be of help...Thank you,,,

Keywords: Korean War, 180th Inft, T-bone hill, June 14, 1952


Entry: 73904
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
K CO. 179TH REGT DEC 51 TO MAY 52

DONALD MCCLURE wrote on March 13, 2010


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: K CO ,179TH REGT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Spent almost 6 months in Hokido training -then to Korea to replace the 1st Cav. Moved to the MLR on Christmas day in the snow. My platoon later brought in the first Chinese while on patrol -Sgt Rex terminated them so the general didn't get to question them. Someone cut the ears off several of the dead. Spent 41 days on the line before we got to get hot showers. I had a good group of men and I wonder where they all ended up in life. My first platoon Sgt Robert Pierce came to Corpus Christi a year or two ago to Bird Watch and called me so we had breakfast and a visit. My next platoon Sgt Leroy K Olson was also a fine soldier and Ive not heard from him since '52 when I was evacuated due to wounds. Our company came from Enid Oklahoma. I was assigned from a pool of officers who graduated fromTexas A$M University in June 1950 (when the war started) A month after I left the regiment was in a fierce fight on T-bone hill and many WIA and KIA. I would like to know how my men came through that. The only ones I've talked to were National Guardsmen and they were phased out just before the battle. If anyone knows somthing about that I'd appreciate hearing. Ive been to two reunions and those were great- I'm getting a little old to be going (81). The 45th is a great Division.

Keywords: Doggy, T-Bone ,Baldy, Chorwon Valley,


Entry: 73066
45TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SGT. HOWARD G. RICKERD U.S. ARMY

DANIEL REEL JR. wrote on January 9, 2010


City and State: MCKEES ROCKS PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I married his grandaughter and was always fond of the man. Unfortunatly he passed a couple years ago. I would really like to hear some stories about him.

Thanks,
Dan R.


Keywords: Sergeant Howard G. Rickerd Korea 1953 - 1954

Battery E 2nd BATTALION

FORT SILL, OK




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