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Entry: 79592
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
UNIT PATCH

AARON HEFFELFINGER wrote on July 11, 2011


City and State: CAMERON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was in the 501st during Korea in the 352d Comm. Recon Co. Unfortunately he passed away in 1972 and almost everything about him has been lost. I was able to find his DD214 and replace his medals and such but I cannot find a 501st patch anywhere. I am trying to make a plaque for my father for his birthday showcasing my grandfather's service but I can't make it until I find that patch somewhere. I've searched Ebay and such and no one has it. If anyone would be willing to let go of one and drop it in an envelope, I would be more than willing to compensate you for it. As a veteran still in the service, this is a really big deal for me, he's the only other veteran in my entire family's history so I feel quite a connection to him. Please let me know if anyone is willing to help me. Thank you and God bless.

Keywords: unit patch, Heffelfinger 


Entry: 75722
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
THREE OUTFITS IN KOREA 501ST ASA 277TH 2ND PLATOON, 181ST SIGNAL DEPOT TDY TO KMAG

NOEL PEASE wrote on August 6, 2010


City and State: LUTZ FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 72692
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
ERNIE JOHNSON

ERNIE JOHNSON wrote on December 8, 2009


City and State: ATOKA TN

Unit: 501 COM RECON/ SEOUL KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 69948
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
351 COM RECON CO 1953-1955

WILLIAM O. CHASE SR. wrote on April 22, 2009


City and State: CARMICHAEL CA

Unit: 351 COMMUNICATION RECON CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Arrived in Korea in December 53. Passed through 501st Grp and assigned to 351 com recon co. Served in Det 2 at Inje, X Corps, company hqs near Kumhwa, and then at Uijong-bu until rotation home in March 1955.

Keywords: Le F Edwards, Bob Lord, William Gladfelter,Jerry Gore,


Entry: 68848
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
LOOKING FOR WILLIAM BAKER

ARTHUR MAGER JR. wrote on January 26, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for William Baker, 501 communications recon Korea 1953 - 1955

Keywords: 501 communications recon


Entry: 68799
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
WAS ASSIGNED 501ST CR AS 1ST LT.

ROBERT INGRAM POWELL wrote on January 23, 2009


City and State: HELENDALE CA

Unit: ASAPAC APO 500, 501ST CRG, 326TH COM RECON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Have a photo at the 326th CR adn one next to a Gruman Tigercat I had an exciting ride in to Wonson Harbor area to examine as a potential site for our operations in the future. Pilot has 100 missions, could have taken the milk run back to Itami AB, but instead decided to take an F4U or F4F and on take off a wing folded and he burned. It is my understanding that those of us from WWII adn Korea are departing the gene pool at about 11,000 p/day or was that month!! Hmmmmmmm! Don't make any long range plans anymore!

Keywords: Navy OP-20-2 Suprad during WWII, Navint. Hawaii, Guam.
40th Div,223 Inf Reg 1950. ASAPAC APO500 1st Tokyo Arsenal. 501st CRG at old girls school, , 326th CRC Uijonbu.trips to Paenyang-do, and nine units across Korea. Last trip to Koji-do. Back to Civilian Engineering in July of 1952 with AF, then 4 1/2 years with Army Signal as Chief Engineer at Isogo, 3 more years with AF at Fuchu, Tachikawa, 2 years with Naval Ship Engineering Center Great Lakes Ill as Technical Dirctor, 9 years with Naval Ship Engineering Cntr, Hayattsville, MD until retirement in 1976.

Understand we earned some medals during the Korean Police Action. Where do we write to obtain?

Some called me RIP, Some Bob, some Robert. Was promoted to 1st Lt. prior to assignment to 501st, but my discharge documents have 2nd Lt. on them, Have many sets of old orders with 1st Lt. on them. Wonder what happened? Visited the 40th Div, 223rd Inf Reg at near Kumwa where my bro-in-law was Gen Huddleson's aide, spent some time on Hill 229 testing some low level gear with enlisted man friend Robert Chase. Lost his address. He was assigned the 326th CRC.
Visited all ASA units in Korea prior to assignment under ASAPAC orders to take a group from DC to visit our facilities in Frozen Chosen (and it was). Coldest winter in 87 years they told us. Live on the South Lake of the Silver Lakes on the High Desert near Helendale, California at approx 2,540 ft elevation. Have 185' of waterfront, my own dock and pontoon boat and surviving in spite of the system at 85 last August of 2008.



Entry: 57252
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501ST COM RECON

LARRY SWOPE wrote on May 21, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: FITCHBURG MA

Unit: NEAR ISLAND DET B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Any help please, I know I almost died from severe appendisitus??

Keywords: Nickname shorty, a lot of memory loss, but Sgt Noble ran a small bar inside the gate, 5th Mule (AF) was down the road as well as UN Compound. I was sent to island Detachment middle of 1956, but communicated with main compound for supplies, ran the Detachment


Entry: 56189
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
NEED INFO ON 501ST ASA, 1951-1952

GRANT COLE wrote on March 12, 2006


City and State: WHITTIER CA

Unit: 568TH ORDNANCE HEAVY MAINTENANCE CO

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I need to speak with some one who was with the 501st in late 1951 to early 1952, and has knowledge of counter-insurgency operations there. I am writing a book about my unit activities there and need to verify information provided by others in my unit.

Keywords: Served in Seoul 1951-1952


Entry: 54924
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
ANY 501ST LOCATED NEAR UIJONGBU?

A.F. JABEN wrote on December 31, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 501ST COMM. RECON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Stationed just north of Uijongbu with the 501st from December, '54 to May, '56.

Anyone serve there at that time?



Keywords: Henry Louis Archambeault, Casimir Korowicki.


Entry: 54712
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501 ABN INF REGT

JACK NAPIER wrote on December 18, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for any info. My Dad's DD 214 lists the 501 ABN INF as his most significant duty during 11 months in Korea. Is there any connection between the 501 Com and 501 ABN?
Thanks


Keywords:


Entry: 49318
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)

ROGERS JOHNSON wrote on March 2, 2005


City and State: HUDSONVILLE MI

Unit: 501 COMRECONGP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: gerald ailshie,robert cowan,richard schwartz


Entry: 47118
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
UNKOWN ARMY SIGNAL UNIT

ROBERT S. (BOB) FURRER wrote on November 27, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAKE OSWEGOL OR

Unit: 2N RADIO RELAY SQ/5TH COMM GP/5TH AF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: In May/June 1955, 2ndRRSq/5th Comm Gp (HQ @ K-55 Osan-ni, now Osan AB)/5th AF, turned over Highpoint(call-sign-Paris Site) VHF/FM Relay Site to an Army unit. I @ that time was OIC Flt. "C" on Highpoint. Highpoint is located +/- 8 mi south of Chonan, about 3 mi east of MSR-1, above Mokchon Village.

For purposes of 2ndRRSq HISTORY, am trying to determine Army signal unit tha received this and other 2ndRRSq sites.

Contacted 2nd Lt Becker, Ops Off, 501st Signal Co., HQ'd @ Pyongtaek, Korea, who indicates 501st still operates Highpoint relay and Bucket (Bucket Alpha call-sign for 2ndRRSq WASHINGTON Site) Site on Hill 170, Osan AB. However, 501st was not activated until 1970.

Contacted LTC Boylan, Chief Public Affairs, 8th Army Korea. Oldest record he could locate for Highpoint was a 1970 Station List. It listed grid coordinates, noted Helipad #508 was on the same hill and Remarks Col. indicated STRATCOM Site #1447. He indicated most records and documents prior to 1970 were retired to the US a long time ago.

Can anyone provide the unit designation I am looking for?



Keywords: Unknown Army Signal unit


Entry: 47059
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER GLENN EDWARD ROY CLASS A SNIPER

ANITA (DOLLY) WHETZEL wrote on November 24, 2004


City and State: BURLINGTON WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I only know that My mother said Glenn was a Class A sniper in the Korean war. He was drafted in around 1944. I don't know what unit he was . He was from Cabins West Virginia (smoke holes) in Petersburg wva. Does anyone remember him or even have pictures of him. This means alot to me . Thanks for your help

Keywords: Class A Sniper


Entry: 46256
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
NELLIS AFB AACS DETATCHMENT 1950-1953

MARIA OLIVEIRA wrote on October 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my dad. Would love to put him in contact with any friends he had back then. I know it would mean alot to him to reconnect.

Keywords: John T. "Ollie" Oliveira - Nellis AFB 1903? AACS Detatchment from 1951-53.Served as Air Tower Controller in Korea


Entry: 44157
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
UNKNOWN ARMY SIGNAL UNIT

ROBERT S. (BOB) FURRER wrote on June 30, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAKE OSWEGO OR

Unit: AF COMM SQ

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Site located east of MSR-1, above Mokchon Village Turned over operational control to (?) Army Signal Unit. Need Army unit designation for Squadron History. Site currently operated by 501st Signal Co., 36th Signal BN out of Pyongtaek

Keywords: HIGHPOINT/PARIS FM/VHF Relay Site, south of Chonan - ARMY TAKEOVER


Entry: 43806
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
MORE INFO KNOWN NOW

WANDA FLANAGAN wrote on June 15, 2004


City and State: MEBANE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im looking for anyone who knew or served with him thanks

Keywords: my grandfather was sergeant first class Cecil Meares he was an sp4
HQ CO,5TH SF GROUP



Entry: 42993
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)

PHIL HUGHES wrote on May 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 501ST COMMUNICATIONS RECONNAISSANCE BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 42992
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501ST COMMUNICATIONS RECONNAISSANCE BN

PHIL HUGHES wrote on May 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 501ST COMMUNICATIONS RECONNAISSANCE BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served with 501st from october 1952 until february 1954 at former girls school in seoul. was korean translator. would like to contact any who served with me, especially dick glass, bob schwartz, gene mangan, steve schloss, joe walsh, ben schmizer, or any others whose names are not on the tip of my tongue

Keywords: hosu


Entry: 40804
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
LOOKING FOR GREAT UNCLE

PAMELA DAILEY wrote on February 12, 2004


City and State: COUDERSPORT PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for information on Donald Dyke of Wellsboro, or Mansfield Pa area. My fathers uncle, his mothers brother.

Keywords:


Entry: 39452
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
6/52-6/53

JOHN W. PERRINE wrote on December 26, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: SEASIDE PARK NJ

Unit: ASA, 501ST GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am a veteran of the Korean War (Sgt.; ASA; “Iron Triangle”; June 52-June 53). I am collecting information on the psychological factors that aided or impeded the POW’s ability to resist complying with the demands of their captors in the face of mind-numbing brutality and the constant treat of death.
   I am particularly interested in two characteristics that may have played such a role in dealing with the extremely harsh treatment they received. I would appreciate receiving any references or information relating to the role that HUMOR and/or RELIGION might have played in the POW’s resisting the demands of their captors.
   Thank you.

John Perrine
jwperrine@att.net


Keywords:


Entry: 35747
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
MAY I HEAR FROM ANY ONE IN 501ST IN 52-3?

ROBERT S. (BOB) VAN DYKE wrote on July 25, 2003


City and State: ROCK HILL SC

Unit: 501ST /COMRECON GP HDQRTS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Assigned to 326th but on TDY to 501st Gp Hdqtrs
Need to locate: Bob Bloom, Bay City,MI; Larry Vinti, Greenwich Village, NY; Mike Columbo, White Plains, NY; Bob Naumann, East St Louis,IL; Morris Green,Chicago, IL ;Ed Rubin, Ernie Love, and Don James,Boston, MA; Shorty Bridges,GA


Keywords: aka:Van or Bob; Duty was EM Personnel clerk 52-53


Entry: 33870
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
351COM RECON NOT INCLUDED

VICTOR OLDENBURG wrote on April 27, 2003

Deceased

City and State:

Unit: 351 COM. RECON. CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Why is not 351 listed? I was there.
Vic


Keywords:


Entry: 33791
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
SERVED IN KOREA WITH 501ST

A.F. JABEN wrote on April 23, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: OVERLAND PARK KS

Unit: 501ST COMM. RECON. BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served from January '55 to May '56. Located just north of Uijongu, Korea, just south of the 38th Parallel.


Keywords:


Entry: 33635
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
INFORMATION ON USAFS KOREA

MARK HENDRICKSON wrote on April 16, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Any information would be appreicated; in particular, anything on where these flags were located in Korea and the time frame of thier use. Thanks

Keywords: I am working as a summer intern at the Fort Huachuca Museum. I am doing some research on two flags that look like the following:
The first flag is Blue silk with Gold tassels, the words "USA FLD STA Korea" embroidered in a white scroll beneath a white MI crest, also embroidered (this flag has a hand-made look to it). The second flag is a silk-screened blue flag with the MI crest in white at the center top and "USAFS Korea" in blue letters on a white scroll beneath it



Entry: 30902
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
KOREAN WAR

OLMEDO GRIEGO wrote on January 2, 2003


City and State: GUADALUPITA NM

Unit: UNIT 501

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We need information on the clean up of the Korean War of the 501 infantry unit. Around January 1954.

Keywords: Olmedo was a carpenter and also did guard duty.


Entry: 30358
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
INFO ABOUT HAFKO

MELANIE HAFKO wrote on December 13, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Iam trying to find out where my father served and what unit. He served in WW2 and the Korean War.
Iam guesing maybe a Medic to a cook, since that is what he talked about mostly.
So any information would be helpfull.
Thank You,
Melanie


Keywords:


Entry: 27745
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)

BOBBY OWENS wrote on August 21, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: WHITE HALL AR

Unit: 60TH SIGNAL SERVICE CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I WAS WITH THE 60TH AT FT. LEWIS WHEN IT WENT TO KOREA....(1950-1951)

Keywords: 60TH SIGNAL SERVICE CO. (ASA)


Entry: 27560
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
BUFF NESS

ROBERT WESOLOWSKI wrote on August 13, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: ANN ARBOR MI

Unit: 2001 AACS, JOHNSON AB, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I'm looking for info about Buford Ness.
What was his rank and job description while
in the military service?

RSVP

Bob W


Keywords: Wes


Entry: 27058
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
CAN YOU HELP

VIRGINIA NIBLER wrote on July 19, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I have been searching for some news of Richard







































































I have been searching for Richard Dick clark or any member of his family for along time. Please any news will be appreciated. Virginia campbell Nibler gininibs@aol.com










Keywords: Dick was at Fort Ord 1950 or512 HE later was in inchon.


Entry: 26792
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

WILLIAM (BILL) WETZEL wrote on July 7, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: NEW MARTINSVILLE WV

Unit: HQ CO 501ST COMM RECON GP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Joined 501st in Camp Pickett as Cadre along
with about 11 other EM from Two Rock Ranck
Petaluma Calif. Served with unit until about
August 1952 when I rotated to Okinawa.


Keywords:


Entry: 26616
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
1951 JUL - JAN 1952

CECIL HUTSON wrote on June 29, 2002


City and State: ROCK ISLAND IL

Unit: 581ST AMB CO, 52ND MED BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from formal members of this unit

Keywords: 1951 Jul - Jan 1952
581st Amb Co, 52nd Med Bn



Entry: 26430
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
INFORMATION WANTED

DON FEY wrote on June 21, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: DREXEK HILL PA

Unit: 501ST CRG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Does anyone know anything about Fred Siebert who
served with the 330thCRC in Korea from late '53 to
early '55? May also have worked for NSA as a
civilian. Many people have asked about him over
the ye


Keywords:


Entry: 25696
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
ANYBODY KNOW ROBERT D. NORRIS? MY FATHER.

RANDY NORRIS wrote on May 23, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: ELBERTA AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: D

Keywords: My father was in the Army from 1955-58. He did his basic training at Ft. Leonardwood, MO. He went to radio school in Massechusettes. He then went to Okinawa, Japan, from there to Yung Dung Po, Korea. He was in the 501st/508th USASAGP.


Entry: 24808
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
USASA FSK 1976-1080

MILTON (MICK) PREVATT wrote on April 18, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served zoeckler stn 1976- 1980 [hawg] regards to al timm, we were for some reason always at odds but you helped to make me a hawg[hog] thank you.where and most importantly how are you? as well as b.b.s.b. and jimmy h. i have acquired some baggage as we all have since then but i would enjoy hearing from you. al, i always looked up to you. you were the best hog i ever met. i never understood why you wanted to give me a 12! on my EER!remember ... ill work for you for ???? all my best to all of you and hope that you will contact me at some point. i've finally learned to use a keyboard without 50000 decibels of noise in my ears. regards to all . . -. -..

Keywords: remember "micky" zoecler stn. L.E.T.S. hats o.b. and oscar ?... b.b.s.b., ernie, al t. mr che [best bartender in korea] midz kidz ??


Entry: 23671
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
ASA VETERANS KOREA 1950-76

WARREN NOBLE wrote on March 4, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit: 329TH COMM RECON CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am the keeper of the email roster(s) for the Army Security Agency Veteran's Group organized in PA area during 1993. Began small now have over 300 members active. Also large data base of persons we are looking for. For thos non-ASA persons out there we were in support of every single unit during the Korean Wat in one form or another in the gathering of Signals Intelligence. We had numerous low level voice and electronic interecept sites, along with an equal number of Radio Direction Finding sites assigned most often to forward artillery unit areas. All of the above has been fairly well declassified and we can now tell our children (grand children actually at this late stage) when we are asked, "What did you do during the War Daddy?".
I am interested in contacting mainly any ASA persons out there and it would be unique to speak with an of the members of units we supported.















Keywords: Nickname Skivvie Honcho, 329th Comm Recon Co numerous detatchments


Entry: 21497
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
K-16 ASA

ROBERT BUTTERLEY wrote on December 15, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: HQ. CO. 501ST COM/RECON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Period of service in Korea (03/55 to 09/56) I am looking for anyone who served at K-16 during this period. Those who where ASA personel were there on TDY status. Some men were actually aircraft mechanics while others had various other covert assignments. I was TDY to various Army and Air Force bases during my tour. I doubt that I spent more than a week at our Yong Dung Po Hq, until I went "Figmo" in Sept 1956. Until recently I was even unaware that the outfit had changed it's name from Com/Rec to ASA group. Particularly looking for Raymond Box from Mass. or Bobby Hill from N.C. Also Dick Katakami from Hawaii, who was with KMAG and was the crew chief on "Siggy's L-23. I have an upcomming national BVA Hearing and I could use a little collaborative information. Especially about any short visits to our unfriendly northern neighbor or any knowledge of DMZ tunnels. Thanks!

Keywords:


Entry: 21441
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
KOREA - 50 YEARS AGO

GID E. CADWALLADER wrote on December 12, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST UNION OH

Unit: 501ST CRG/304TH CR BN.

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Arrived Korea with Hqs. Co. 501st CR Grp in Apr., 1951. Transferred to 304th CR Bn. during the winter, and rotated back to the states in July, 1952.

Keywords:


Entry: 21006
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
LOOKING FOR A KOREAN WAR VETERAN

CHARLES KHANG wrote on November 26, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SUTTON, SURREY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Subject : looking for a Korean War Veteran.


Name in Full : Claude B. Waite (spelling might be slightly wrong.)

Stationed in: Seoul, Korea.

Period: 1953 – 1954

Rank: Captain. (at the above period)

Company belong to: 501st Communication Co. in Seoul, Korea.
(501st is certain. But “communication co.” is uncertain.)

I feel greatly owe my successful life to him, without his help at the critical period of my life, I would not be today’s self. And I’m very keen to trace whereabouts of him, in order to show my gratitude and somehow repay my indebt ness, even belatedly.
(by now he may have passed away due to time elpsed, nearly 50 years.
In such a case, I want to know the name and address of his survivors; widow or son.)

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

(In case this msg sent to wrong address, please forward to appropriate address who can help me.)

c khang - London, england

End of msg.
+++


Keywords: worked at 501st comm. co. in seoul during 53-54 when i met capt claude b. waite, whom i'm looking for.


Entry: 19083
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501ST COMM/RECON GP.

EDWARD J. DELANEY wrote on August 31, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 501ST COMM/RECON GP.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anybody who was there, Wanna Talk? My time was Nov .54 - Feb.56

Keywords: Best friend and Best Man at my wedding,Ron Fort. Kymphus Workuff, Friend Comm Center


Entry: 16286
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
NEED TO KNOW

WANDA FLANAGAN wrote on May 3, 2001


City and State: NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I never knew my grandfather he died in the korean war I am looking for anyone that may have known him unfortunatly all I can tell you about him is that he was from Fayeteville N.C. his name was Cecil Mears and I beleive that he may have been special forces .

Keywords:


Entry: 16271
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS

GEORGE HARRIS wrote on May 3, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: AURORA CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My name is SPC Harris. I'm looking for information on my grandfather's service history in the Korean War. It is rather important to me to know how my grandfather contributed to the safety of the nation. Especially since I've carried on in the Army mainly because of the influence that he had on me.

Any help would be much appreciated


Keywords: David Nickelson Sr.


Entry: 15261
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
ANOTHER MEMBER SHOWS UP!

JOHN JESSUP wrote on March 3, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: ST. PETERSBURG FL

Unit: HQ, 501 CR GRP, 1951

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1st Tour - 5 RCT Aug 50 - Sept 50
ASAPAC Oct 50 - Apr(?) 51
501 CRG Apr (?) 51 - Mar 52
ASA School, Ft Devens Apr 52 - May 53


Keywords:


Entry: 12440
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
FORMER MEMBER OF 126TH SIG SVC CO

DONALD REINHART wrote on October 19, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST LONG BRANCH NJ

Unit: 126TH SIGNAL SVC COMPANY 1951-52

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 126TH SIGNAL SVC COMPANY 1951-52

Keywords:


Entry: 12206
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501ST COMMS RECON GRP HISTORY

BONNIE COOPER wrote on October 8, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: History: Constituted on 13 October 1950 in the Regular Army as HHC, 501st Communication Reconnaissance Group, the unit was activated on 20 October 1950 at Camp Pickett, Virginia, and assigned to the Army Security Agency. On 29 May 1951, the 501st Transferred from Camp Pickett to Camp Stoneman, California for staging to Pusan, Korea.

The 501st arrived at Pusan on 25 June 1951. The unit spent four days in the Pusan assembly area awaiting sea transportation to Inchon. The 501st arrived at Inchon on 1 July 1951. The Group Headquarters moved into the war damaged main building of the Kyonggi Middle School, Seoul, Korea. By 15 July, the 501st had assumed administrative and operational control of all ASA units in Korea.

The 501st Communications Reconnaissance Group represented a first of its kind and a milestone in intelligence support to U.S. tactical forces. The Korean War presented ASA with an opportunity to test its newly formed doctrine in support of a field Army. ASA activated the 501st to direct operations of ASA support units in the Korean Theater, coordinating all ASA activities at each of the lower echelons.

By the end of hostilities in July 1953, the Group had three battalions and five companies assigned. Besides the numerous citations awarded to its subordinate units, the Group received the Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 July 1951 to 27 July 1953), the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (15 July 1951 to 30 April 1953) and credit for participation in six campaigns.

On 28 January 1956, the 501st Communications Reconnaissance group was redesignated at HHC, 501st Army Security Group. On 1 July 1956, the 501st ASA group was inactivated and its personnel and mission transferred to the 508th USASA Group, a TDA organization, as part of a worldwide reorganization occurring within the Army Security Agency to provide greater flexibility in support to tactical units.



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Entry: 7217
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
ENLISTED MEN'S CLUB IN SEOUL

DONALD C. VAUGHN wrote on February 27, 2000


City and State: CASSELBERRY FL

Unit: 501ST

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I hope this is the unit that was in a school building in Seoul. If so, I left there July of 1953

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Entry: 3457
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501ST ASA KOREA 1950-1960 329 CR CO

JOHN P. GARRAH wrote on August 12, 1999

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City and State: HONESDALE PA

Unit: 329TH C/R CO. ARMY SECURITY AGENCY

Service or Relationship: ARMY

Comments: I am the national secretary for "501st ASA Korea 1950-1960". We are are union group which holds annual reunions for veterans and friends of individuals who served under the 501st CommRecon Group in Korea during the period from 1950 to 1960

Keywords: ASA; 1950-1960; Communications Recon. Kumwah. Chunchon


Entry: 3372
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501 RECON

JOSEPH RIZZO wrote on August 4, 1999

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City and State: ONEIDA NY

Unit: 501 RECON

Service or Relationship: ARMY

Comments: 501 RECON

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Entry: 3362
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
RAUL CAAMANO

RAUL CAAMANO wrote on August 2, 1999

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City and State: LONG ISLAND CITY NY

Unit: 60TH SSC, 501ST COMM RECON GROUP

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Comments: Also served in 8609th AAU, Clark Air Force Base, P.I. 1950-1951

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Entry: 3161
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
501

WILLIE RAY PLUMB wrote on June 22, 1999

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City and State: FINDLAY IL

Unit: 501

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Comments: 501

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Entry: 2952
501ST ARMY SECURITY (COM RECON GROUP)
HQ CO

WILLIAM (BILL) WETZEL wrote on April 17, 1999

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City and State: NEW MARTINSVILLE WV

Unit: 501ST COMM RECON (ASA) GROUP

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Comments: Served in Hq Co 501st Comm Recon Gp (Seoul) from
June 1951 until August 1952. We lost an officer
(I think his name was Lt Sam Elliot) to sniper
fire near Pusan in June and I think a Pfc Jerry
Sherwood right after we got to Seoul. I don't
see them in your casualty list. Bill


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