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59th Ordnance Group - 8th Army


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Entry: 86107
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP VETERAN

MERTON MITCHELL wrote on May 2, 2013


City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit: 330TH ORDNANCE DEPOT CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to contact these men or their families if possible.

Keywords: Robert E McLaughlin who served with 34th Ordnance Co; Gerald R
Pizzuto and Zachary Apfel who both served with 330th Ordnance
Co.



Entry: 79700
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
HQ CO 59TH ORDNANCE GROUP 1951-1953

JOHN ADAMS wrote on July 21, 2011


City and State: GLOUCESTER POINT VI

Unit: HQ CO 59TH ORDNANCE GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We occupied an old brick bldg overlooking Seoul. Chuck Donnely replaced me as the supply Sgt and I moved up and became the 1st sgt. I retired from the Army as a Supply Warrent Officer CW4 after 30 years. Love to hear from my old friends of this unit.

Keywords:  


Entry: 79372
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION

SUSAN PATTERSON wrote on June 21, 2011


City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to get more information about my father when he was in the
Army in Korea in 1952. He was burned over upper body and hit in head
by mortar shell. This happen in Puzon Valley . He got to a MASH outfit in
Jumbo,then went to Seoul ,then to Tokyo General on to Hawaii Army
Hospital. He ended up at Brooks Army Hospital in San Antonio,Tx from
1952-1954. I did find out all records in St Louis on Army personal during
this time was destroyed by fire. I am hoping someone out there in the
world can help. My father name is Fred Glenn Jr from Louisiana.


Keywords: ICOR Air Division, jump was 9 miles off , walked to Puzon Valley 


Entry: 78476
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
16TH ORDNANCE COMPANY KOREA 1953-1956

JOSEPH RIPLEY wrote on April 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My uncle, then known as SSG Carl Dexter Jones served with the 16th Ordnance Company in Korea from 1953 - 1956 and I can't find a single thing on that particular unit history or what their patch looked like. Since he is suffering from Dementia, I am trying to put together his memorial board with his stuff on it before he passes away. Looking for any information on that particular unit. I already contacted the Ordnance School at Fort Lee and have not heard back from them. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Civil Affairs


Entry: 72841
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
THE BATTLE OF BAMBER BRIDGE

ALAN TAYLOR wrote on December 20, 2009


City and State: PRESTON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: hi everyone i am looking for information on private william crossland service No 33091224 of the 1151st quartermaster truck regiment i think he may have been from virginia , he was killed in the village where i work apparently there was a dispute over the local landlords serving the black american troops who didnt have permission to be drinking , this all led to a gun battle leaving william crossland shot . if anyone knows anymore about what happened or if you knew william please let me know.
thank you. Alan


Keywords: battle of bamber bridge


Entry: 71759
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY

JACK TAYLOR wrote on September 25, 2009


City and State: SIERRA VISTA AZ

Unit: 59TH ORD GP, HQ 8TH US ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who served with the 59th Ord Gp during the period Nov 1956- Apr 1958.

Keywords:


Entry: 68126
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
DEAR VETERANS

JAMES NUTTER JR. wrote on December 2, 2008


City and State: AURORA OH

Unit: 512TH ORDNANCE HAM CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dear Veterans

My name is James A. Nutter Jr. My dad was James Arthur Nutter. He was a member of the 512th Ordnance HAM (Heavy Automotive Maintenance) company in the Korean War. The 512th ordnance did the mechanical work on vehicles for quite a number of units in Korea. They were Wheeled Vehicle Automotive Mechanics and their work included anything that does not have tracks. It takes other specialized training to work on tanks and other tracked vehicles. Heavy maintenance means you can take any part of a vehicle apart and repair it. Some other units were trained for only light maintenance and may have worked with the 512th H.A.M. Company. The unit went to Korea in 1950 and he entered duty on Nov.12, 1952 in Beckley W. Va. and separated to reserves Oct. 27, 1954 at Ft. Knox, Ky. and was discharged Jan. 30, 1962. He was trained in the Ordnance Automotive School in Atlanta General Depot in Georgia. The unit was stationed in a town called Taegu. It is in the central part of Korea. When my dad was with the company, they were in Seoul, Korea. I do not know very much about what he did in the war or what the company did in the war. He didn't talk about it much. He was a Private First Class and he was in Korea in 1953. He was awarded the KSM w/1 BSS (Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star), UNSM (United Nations Service Medal), NDSM (National Defense Service Medal) and GCM (Army Good Conduct Medal). I understand there are also two more awards that I can apply for as his next of kin. The first is the Korean War Service Medal. It was awarded to soldiers by the president of Korea. I can also apply for the Cold War Certificate. He also may have been awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. I am also looking at finding his best friend in the unit, Irving R. Casper. I think he was from North Carolina. My dad passed away in Ohio where we lived on January 17, 2001.

Most of my information was obtained from my new friend and former service man, Charles Mellor. He added Korea was a cold, hot, dirty, nasty place, and he was glad to do his part for freedom Charles was with the 512th Ordnance HAM Co in 1949 at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was with the 425th Transportation Traffic Regulation Group in Korea.

His e-mail is grampken@msn.com

Thanks again to Charles for all his help.

To those how have served, thanks for serving our great country and defending our freedom, which is one of the greatest sacrifices you and other soldiers gave to our country at war times. This is why we have our freedom today.

I know that the 512th HAM Co. was part of the 8th Army and I think they were part of the 59th Ordnance Group and I found a site (http://usarmyinsigniahomepage.110mb.com/koreaunits.html) that said the 59th Group had two Battalions the 29th and 30th Ordnance Battalions and there may be more.

If anyone can give me any help with information or would share this information on the 512th ORDNANCE H.A.M. CO. or the War, I would appreciate it and I would share the information on my dad's unit or their roll in the war effort with his family.

My e-mail is thenutterbox@yahoo.com

God Bless! Thanks,
James A. Nutter Jr.


Keywords: Nutter


Entry: 66817
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
MY GRANDFATHER

DANIELLE RYAN wrote on August 8, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my grandfather. His name was John Joseph Ryan. He was born in Milford NY. The information I have on him says his service dates were 16 October 1952 through 25 September 1954. He passed away in July of 2007. His obituary reads that he served with the 1966 HQ CO, 59th Ordinance Group. Thanks in advance.

Keywords: Ryan, John Joseph, 59th Ordinance Group,


Entry: 64442
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP, 8TH ARMY HEADQUARTERS

JAMES (JIM) HUETTENMUELLER wrote on February 23, 2008


City and State: BARTLESVILLE OK

Unit: 59TH ORDNANCE GROUP

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Frederick B. Huettenmueller
Military US Army 1951-53 Corporal, Korean Conflict. 8th Army Headquarters Ordnance Corp. 59th Ordnance Group, Seoul Korea 1952-1953. Frederick was drafted November of 1951 and left for basic training in October 1951. Basic training was at Fort Ord. Califorina lasting 6 weeks. He was with the 6th Infantry Division. After basic training he took additional training and was assigned to the 20th Infantry Division, Company F. He went from a class A to 4A because of Knee problems. Frederick received qualification expert badge in M1 Rifle, Grenade, Bazoka and Morter. The waiting for orders to be shipped out to Korea lasted around 5 months. Three times ship out orders came and was changed. In May 1952 Frederick Huettenmueller was shipped out to Korea landing in Pusan, Korea. He then went to Seoul where he was appointed to the 8th Army Headquarters 59th Ordnance Group. Frederick remembers the many times of being bombed while at work or RR. He remembers aircraft being shot down and watching many dog fights in the skies overhead. His commanding officer was a Colonel Williams a Full Bird Colonel. He slept in Quonset huts and had several encounters with anti-aircraft defense during the bombing.
Note: Have several photos of Unit signs,medical,locations, the PX, Ordnance building, helicopters, personell, marching units, equipment,
If any one interested I can look up to see if I have something thats needed.
Thanks Jim


Keywords: 1952-53 Seoul Korea, 59th Ordnance Group, 8th Army


Entry: 63563
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

WILLIAM (BILL) RUTH JR. wrote on December 26, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We were in an old school on a hill. Was it in the outskirts of Seoul?? Looking for Walter Schwartz.
Ran the NCO open mess, - was there in '53 and '54.


Keywords: Played basketball.


Entry: 61396
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
59TH ORD GP 1954

HENRY (HANK) JURCZAK wrote on June 24, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for others that might have served with Henry (Hank) Jurczak during the Korean War in 1954... Have some pictures to trade too..

Keywords:


Entry: 57976
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
JOE ROSS FROM PHILIDELPHIA,PA.

MALCOLM (PING) JENNINGS wrote on July 5, 2006


City and State: COLUMBUS IN

Unit: 13TH AVP COMPANY,.59 ORD, GP SEOUL,53-53

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for Joe Ross. philly,pa.

Keywords: 8th,Army 59 Ord. Gp. Seoul,Korea.1952-53


Entry: 55787
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
LT COL G T RICE

KIM DESMUKE wrote on February 17, 2006


City and State: FORESTBURG TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Have something of his, a cigarette lighter inscribed with the following "X'Mas 1953 U.S. Army, 59 GP ORD Korea, Lt Col G. T. Rice" - have no idea how we got it - found it in a box during spring cleaning - would love to get it back to him or his family.....just trying to pay it forward. Something similar happened to us - my husband's father was killed in a plane crash in WWII in Japan, several months before my husband was born, and one of the US Medics present at the crash site found us on the internet almost 60 years later, and sent my husband his father's dog tag that he found in the debris the day after his crew tried to save him - even one of the medics was killed in the final explosion........it was blackened/burned, and we still cry when we look at it.

Keywords: X'Mas 1953 U.S. Army, 59 GP ORD Korea, Lt Col G. T. Rice


Entry: 52227
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
16TH ORDNANCE DET A TAJON KOREA

ABRAM (ABE) SEEBERGER wrote on July 24, 2005


City and State: CASLETON ON HUDSON NY

Unit: 16TH ORD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: just checking to seeif there are anyone out there who was part of the 16 ord in tajon tague or puson i was there in 1955 56 57 in tajon would like to talk to someone who was there at that time i have pictures

Keywords:


Entry: 51781
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
59TH ORDANCE GP. R AND C 1953

BILL KIRKPATRICK wrote on July 1, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: write me

Keywords: sgt. spiller-sgt.king-sgt.sheridan-capt.carrol-george pool-clarance fox-john lowell-bob kroutstong


Entry: 50572
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
ORDNANCE (FM) TAEGUE

RICHARD J. GIANETTI SR. wrote on May 2, 2005


City and State: WETHERSFIELD CT

Unit: 16TH ORDNANCE COMPANY (FM)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am led to beleive the 16th Ordnance Company was disbanded and replaced by another Ordnance Company. The 16th was located in a old college compound on a hill overlooking the road from Taegue to K-2. Can anyone tell me the unit that replaced the 16th? We also supplied parts to the units around us such as KMAG and LLS.

Keywords: Ordnance (FM),Taegue, K-2, 8226 LLS


Entry: 50571
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
ORDNANCE (FM) TAEGUE

RICHARD J. GIANETTI SR. wrote on May 2, 2005


City and State: WETHERSFIELD CT

Unit: 16TH ORDNANCE COMPANY (FM)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am led to beleive the 16th Ordnance Company was dibanded and replaced by another Ordnance Company. The 16th was located in a old college compound on a hill overlooking the road from Taegue to K-2. Can anyone tell me the unit that replaced the 16th? We also supplied parts to the units around us such as KMAG and LLS.

Keywords: Ordnance (FM),Taegue, K-2, 8226 LLS


Entry: 48590
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
59TH ORDNANCE GRP

KENNETH J. (KEN) WALDO wrote on February 1, 2005


City and State: NEW BERN NC

Unit: 16TH ORD CO - DET D (MASAN)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: According to info painted on vehicle bumpers, the parent unit was the "59th Grp 74-0".....Richard Gianetti and I are trying to get up with folks who were in any of the known detachments which were "A", "B", "C", and "D" as far as we are aware. I am referring to the 16th Ordnance Co, 1953 thru 1958. We have also made contact with another member named Abram Seeberger, and would like to make more contacts.

Keywords:


Entry: 48317
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
59TH US ARMY ORDNANCE GROUP 1957-1958

RONALD LAI wrote on January 22, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Spent 16 months in Korea and lost track of buddies. I had a great job as driver for Col. Frank G. White, the Ordnance Officer for 8th Army.

Keywords: Peace Keeper.


Entry: 10053
59TH ORDNANCE GROUP - 8TH ARMY
ENGLAND W.W.2 ARMY AIRFORCE STATION 569

JEAN WILSON wrote on July 3, 2000


City and State: MENA CREEK QL

Unit: NOT KNOWN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for my father who was stationed in this station approx 1943 to 1945 was sent overseas around August September 1944, he was a cook at this station, His name is Earl Cannon, I am desperately trying to locate him or members of his family, and have been trying for several years through different channels , so I hoped being on the internet I would be luckier, please help Jean.

Keywords: Bamber Bridge Lancashire England, Station 569



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