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Entry: 89816
5TH RCT
BOGIEWHEEL/BOXCAR, TANK CO AUG 1950

LEROY D. FOSTER SR. wrote on October 18, 2014


City and State: SAN ANSELMO CA

Unit: TANK CO. 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: New Email Address: DFLeRoi@Comcast.net

Keywords:


Entry: 89764
5TH RCT
PURPLE HEART KOREA

DEB FELMEY wrote on October 9, 2014


City and State: SEVERN MD

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My stepfather is a Korean Vet (served with the 5th RCT) 11 Months, 10 days; he is all infantry. His records list Korean Service medal with 3 Bronze stars, united nations service medal, combat infantry badge and the National Defense service medal. His discharge papers list par 7 so #21 HQ 5th regt dated 26 Jan 53./1586 Hq and Hq 5th infantry regiment. He was wounded and sent to a field hospital. At the hospital he was awarded the purple heart; his record of treatment and the award are no where to be found. I'd like to find some way to get him the medal awarded while he is still alive; is there any one who could help - anywhere I can go? His name was John Ott Smith, I have photographs he took early during his deployment. He still won't talk about the action he saw. But his vision and hearing are failing. I'd like to be able to give him this one thing....

thank you .


Keywords:


Entry: 89737
5TH RCT
634 ARMED INFANTRY BATTALION

CHRIS BYE wrote on October 3, 2014


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit: 634 ARMED INFANTRY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Grandfather, Ted Fierros fought during the Pusan perimeter with the 634th. I am looking for any information on this unit and the battles it fought.

Keywords: Pusan Breakout
634 Infantry Battalion
Javier Gonzales personal friend



Entry: 89725
5TH RCT
SGT 1ST CLASS HAROLD CROSS JR.

HOLLY HUFELD wrote on September 30, 2014


City and State: MI

Unit: K COMPANY 5TH REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am a niece of Harold R. Cross Jr., the last American Solider killed in the Korean War, Christmas Hill hit in a bunker, 3rd Battalion. I would love to hear from anyone who is still living or has a relative with a story to tell about my dear uncle who was only 25 years old.

Keywords:


Entry: 89484
5TH RCT
WILLARD GATH

JESSE GATH wrote on August 10, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information on my grandfather. I believe he was in the 5th RTC. I only met him a few times and he only spoke of his service once. I believe he said he received a silver star but I can't find any information about him at all. I was hoping someone could help me.

Keywords: Willard Gath


Entry: 89465
5TH RCT
CARL I. BOUTAUGH

JAIMIE DAY wrote on August 7, 2014


City and State: SILVER RIDGE TWP. ME

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad was S SGT. Carl I. Boutaugh. He fought in the Korean War with the 5th RCT. He passed away on July 31st, 2008. I am hoping to make contact with anyone that knew him, and hoping to to find photos from when he was a younger man. He was a great man!

Keywords: Korea, 5th RCT, Boutaugh


Entry: 89136
5TH RCT
MINOR ALVEN VAUGHT

RICHARD VAUGHT wrote on June 10, 2014


City and State: GEORGETOWN KY

Unit: 5TH REG.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: One year ago today my father passed away due to a fall in the Hospital. He served in Korea and was in the Punchbowl. We laid him to rest with his Dogtags and his 5th Regimental Combat Team Hat on which he always wore proudly. He was from Blacksburg, Va. If anyone remembers my father I would love to hear from you. Thank You, Richard Vaught

Keywords:


Entry: 88967
5TH RCT
CLARK MANLY DAVIS

STEVE HARDING JR. wrote on May 25, 2014


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit: COMPANY C 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am still trying to find information regarding my Great Uncle Clark Manly Davis AKA Curly he was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team and was Killed in Action near Yongon-ni, North Korea on October 20, 1951 and awarded the Silver Star for his actions that day.

Someone had posted a picture of him assumingly taken in Korea on the Korean War Project Rememberance Page I submitted years ago and neither I nor any family members had seen the picture before or know who had posted it. Anyone who can assist me would be greatly appreciated.


Keywords: Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, Regimental Combat Team, Yongon-ni, North Korea.


Entry: 88945
5TH RCT
CORPORAL LARRY KENT RITCHIE

RAMONA BAIRD wrote on May 23, 2014


City and State: VIROQUA WI

Unit: 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for anyone serving in Korea with my father, Corporal Larry K. Ritchie, from WI. He served in the Punchbowl. He never talked of his time there as it was too painful for him. He passed away a year ago, and I'd like to know of information of his time there. I am his daughter and I served in military intelligence in Turkey. I'm doing family history collection.

Keywords: Unit: 5th Regimental Combat Team
USS General Black Transport Ship
Training: Ft. Campbell, KY



Entry: 88832
5TH RCT
BOB WADDEL

STUART WADDELL wrote on May 3, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 5TH RCT COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad was at outpost harry and I wanted to see if anyone may have know him. He still living and will time to time tell us a story. He won the silver star and we are very proud of him. If anyone has any information that would be great.

Keywords:


Entry: 88643
5TH RCT
PICTURE'S

ZAC WINZELER wrote on March 29, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 5TH COMBAT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather gave me all his pictures and would tell me storys of them and the guys in pictures anyone still living that served with jack hoffman I would like to have some info about those times

Keywords:


Entry: 88083
5TH RCT
5TH RCT OUTPOST HARRY AND KUMSONG SALIENT

FRANK NUNEZ wrote on January 9, 2014


City and State: CORONA CA

Unit: 5TH RCT, #3RD DIVISION, 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am writing a book about my fathers Korean War experience. My father was Frank Nunez Jr. from Long Beach, California. He was a 2nd Lt. in the 5th RCT and I believe he was a counter-fire officer for the 555th FA Btn as well as a weapons officer. He was at Outpost Harry on June 12/13, 1953 and also at the battle of the Kumsong Salient July 13  27, 1953. I am interested in speaking to anyone who is willing to share their stories with me, or any of their surviving family members who can relate their stories to me so that I may accurately describe the action of those battles in my book. Please contact me at the email address provided.

Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, your courage, your loyalty to one another and your devotion to duty. You are not forgotten.

Frank V. Nunez


Keywords: Lt. Nunez, Outpost Harry, 555th FA Btn, Triple Nickle, Kumsong Salient, Kumsung Salient, Forward Observer, Counter Fire Officer, Weapons Platoon Leader


Entry: 87784
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR INFO

LLOYD SPIEGEL wrote on November 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi, I was stationed with the 329th ASA, 2nd Inf Div at Camp Casey near Tong Du Chon from 1977-1978.

My Uncle Peter LaClare was with the 5th RCT and was captured on April 22nd 1951 after being wounded during the CCF spring offensive.

The 5th RCT was attached to the 24th Division.

My uncle passed in 2002, I have started looking into family history and I would like to know where the 24th was on Apr 22 1951, on the day he was captured. I spent some time in the field with my unit, have been to the DMZ, I have seen Panmunjong and the bridge.

I believe that I walked some of the same ground my uncle walked. How close was the 24th to Tong Duc Chon? Can anyone tell me?

Thanks
Lloyd


Keywords:


Entry: 87522
5TH RCT
HEADQUARTERS COMPANY - MESS UNIT

PETER DEROSE wrote on October 31, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was in Korea in 1952 (aprox). He was discharged as a SGT.
He always said that he served in Headquarters company as a cook. He
did receive training at Camp Chaffee as a cook in 1951-1952. I have
several pictures of him in Korea in front of big outdoor food
preparation areas. He never talked much about his experiences
there, other than the loud, constant artillery. I have other
pictures of him with other soldiers (and dogs). If you knew him I
would like to hear from you. To help identify: he was a 23 year old
with a heavy Italian accent who went by Tony.


Keywords:


Entry: 87454
5TH RCT
1ST LT MALCOLM ROBISON, 5TH RCT

DAWSON LUKE wrote on October 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am a member of The Clemson Corps, a constituent group of the

Clemson University Alumni Association. We have established a

Scroll of Honor through which we honor all Clemson alumni who

paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country - they

died while perfooing their military duties. We have been

blessed to have built a memorial where we honor the current 479

heroes on the Scroll of Honor







I am researching material for a Clemson University website

Scroll of Honor Memorial at

https://cualumni.clemson.edu/scrollofhonor .I am interested in

1st Lt Malcolm A. Robison, 5th RCT. Died While Missing (KIA)

1Lt Robison was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the

enemy in North Korea on 05 Oct 1952. He was officially listed

as presumed dead on December 31,1953. His web page is

https://cualumni.clemson.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=2161







Any assistance that you can give will be appreciated: pictures,

details of his death or unit activities and location around the

time of death etc.







Respectfully







Dawson Luke Maj, USA Ret



Clemson Class of 1956



864-654-3255





Keywords:


Entry: 87391
5TH RCT
HEAVY MORTAR CO.- 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

ROBERT HEIBERGER wrote on October 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad passed many years ago. I am trying to find more
information on his service in Korea (7/51 to 4/53). He was a
corporal and medic. His name was Francis, nickname was Bud. He
was a member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team, Heavy Mortar
Company. I would sincerely appreciate hearing from anyone who
knew him. He never spoke much of his time in Korea.


Keywords: Koje-Do Island, Hawchon Reservoir, 8076 Mash Hospital, Inje,
Punchbowl 1952, Scoshi(Korean orphan)



Entry: 86791
5TH RCT
C COMPANY 634TH ARMORED INFANTRY BATTALION

JOSEPH HOLLAND wrote on July 23, 2013


City and State: NICHOLASVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: My grandfather Jerry Sanders Holland was assigned to 634th Armored Infantry
Battalion. I am unsure as to any further information on his service while in Korea.



Entry: 86481
5TH RCT
KOREAN WAR

GREG BENNETT wrote on June 10, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father, Willis Bennett SGT 8 Jan 52, served in Korea. He was

awarded Korean Svc medal w/4 Bz Svc Stars, CIB, UN Svc Medal.







If anyone out there is still around, would like to here the

stories of this unit.







He just passed away on 6 Jun 2013. 69th Anvers of D-Day.


Keywords: Looking for Korean war survivor's from unit: Hq and Svc Co 634th

Armd Inf Bn.



Entry: 86423
5TH RCT
HILLS OF SACRIFICE 5HT RCT KOREA

LANDON MANN wrote on June 3, 2013


City and State: BRISTOL VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR BOOK TITLE ( HILLS OF SACRIFICE ) 5TH R C T

KOREA. THERE IS A STORY OF MY BROTHER IN THE BOOK KIA AUG 25,

1950. WILLING TO PAY A REASONABLE PRICE. I WAS ONLY 8 YRS OLD

WHEN HE WAS KIA. ONLY SURVING MEMBER OF FAMILY. THANKS TO ANY

ONE THAT CAN


Keywords:


Entry: 86356
5TH RCT
HARVEY SURBECK 5TH RCT

GLEN SURBECK wrote on May 29, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Any one know of him? Or can send me documentation?
Thanks


Keywords: 5th RCT. Unit entered Korea from Hawaii. Speaks of being Up
North when China entered the war. He might have been close to
the Yalu River. Wounded. Destroyed bridges during retreat from
the north. Records lost in St. Louis MO records depository fire.
Army says he doesn't exist but sent him his decorations from Korea.



Entry: 86354
5TH RCT
SON OF 5TH RCT WOUNDED VET IN KOREA

DUANE LINKER wrote on May 29, 2013


City and State: ROCKINGHAM NC

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad was wounded on Sept 2 1950
He was 1st Sgt of rifle company. Dwight Linker


Keywords:


Entry: 86334
5TH RCT
5TH RCT

ROBERT VON EHWEGEN wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: TERRIL IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad Don served with the 5th RCT. His nickname was Beer Wagon

because he didn't drink. Just looking for someone who may know

him or was with him during his time in Korea.


Keywords: Punchbowl, Outpost Harry, Triple Nickel


Entry: 86275
5TH RCT
POW JAMES FRANKLIN

ALBERT PIANALTO wrote on May 24, 2013


City and State: CHESTER VA

Unit: 24TH DIVISION 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knows James Marvin Franklin while
he was a POW. He was struck on the side of his head by a guard
was was knocked out. I am assisting Mr. Franklin in his VA
claims and corrections to his records.
Al Pianalto, Col USAF Ret.


Keywords: Captured 40 Miles NE of Seoul on April 23,1951 and released
April 24, 1953



Entry: 85643
5TH RCT
B CO, 5TH RCT 1952-53 RECOILLESS RIFLE

ROGER CURRIER wrote on March 4, 2013


City and State: CLAREMONT NH

Unit: B CO 5TH RCT RECOILLESS RIFLES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone else that was there.

Keywords: Punch Bowl, Outpost Harry, Cumwah Valley, Old Baldy


Entry: 85544
5TH RCT
PHOTO'S AND MEMORIES FROM KOREA

PAUL PHILLIPS wrote on February 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: https://plus.google.com/photos/114367936269880322840/albu
ms/4942841540623990801

I hope you enjoy the photo's.


Keywords: Photo's from Korea. My father Jack l. Phillips Served in
Korea from 1951 to 1953.



Entry: 85535
5TH RCT
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER EARL OR PETE SANDERS?

PAT HAMILTON wrote on February 21, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother, Earl Sanders, known as Pete, was killed at
Kumji-ri, North Korea on 4/4/1951. He arrived in Korea
either December 1950 or January 1951. He had served in
Japan before Korea. I am interested in locating anyone
that knew him. We wish to honor his life and the
tremendous sacrifice he made for this country.


Keywords: Pete Sanders
Earl Sanders
5th Infantry
Kumji-ri
Operation Rugged



Entry: 85439
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR

THOMAS BEECHLER wrote on February 12, 2013


City and State: WILLIS VA

Unit: 3RD INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Is there anyone who remembers Alvis H Baker or might have
served with him while in Korea?


Keywords: Triple nickle artillery


Entry: 85381
5TH RCT
ANYONE WHO KNEW SFC FRANK THOMPSON

PETER THOMPSON wrote on February 4, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, SFC Frank Thompson served in the 5th RCT US
Army sometime in 1950-51. He would be very interested
in

reconnecting with his war buddies.


Keywords: Frankie, Hawaii,


Entry: 85183
5TH RCT
FLOYD E. CHURCH 5 RCT --ANYONE KNEW OF HIM??

JOSHUA CHURCH wrote on January 10, 2013


City and State: PINCKNEYVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, My name is Josh, my grandpa was PFC Floyd E
Church 5th Regimental Combat Team. was wounded in
action 10/14/51. was curious if anyone would of knew
my grandpa or was in his regiment. I regret to inform
you, if you did know him, he passed away on September
15th, 1988. thank you for reading this about my grand
father.


Keywords: Floyd E Church PFC


Entry: 84895
5TH RCT
5TH RCT ATTACHED TO 24TH INF DIV

RON RULLY wrote on December 4, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: In the early part of the Korean War, the 5th RCT was
attached to the 24th Infantry Division. Therefore,
anyone searching for info on the 5th RCT may want to
google the 24th Infantry Division Association. There
click on Taro Leaf. Run your querry there in their
Looking For column of that magazine. Then also,
search thru back issues of those magazines, Taro
Leaf, you may discover some past stories featuring
the 5th RCT.


Keywords: 5th RCT 24th Infantry Division Association


Entry: 84894
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW SAM HESTER

SAM HESTER wrote on December 4, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 5TH REG. COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have known my father,
Sam Hester. He was from Mobile, Alabama and was in
Korea in the Infantry from '51 - '52. I am not sure
about any other designations.

He never liked to talk of his combat tour in Korea,
and he recently passed away in Houston, Texas.

I would like to make contact with any one who could
give me information on his time in Korea or knew him
in any way.

God bless all of you and thank you for your service.
Thank You.
His Son (Sam Hester)



Keywords: Sam Hester


Entry: 84791
5TH RCT
5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM M COMPANY

JONATHAN NOCE wrote on November 24, 2012


City and State: FESTUS MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi, My name is Jonathan Noce. I am a paramedic in
Festus, MO. My wifes' grandfather was a machine gunner
for the 5th Regimental Combat Team M company. His name
was William G. Dallas and he was from Crystal City, MO.
He served in Korea from 1950-1953. He was in the
Battle of Christmas Hill. He passed away on Wednesday
11/21 and his funeral was today 11/24. He had two sons,
one of which is my father in law, and two daughters.
The burial he received with military honors was very
emotional for the entire family. The reason I am
posting this is that I would like to find more
information on the battles that William was involved
in. I really, really enjoy Military History and would
like to put together a slideshow presentation of the
things that William and his fellow Soldiers went
through while he was in the 5th RCT. I would like to
present this to my father in law and his brother for
Christmas. I think it would mean a lot to them. I also
would like to find a couple copies of the book called
Christmas in July, the forgotten battle of the
forgotten war. Any help or information you could
provide would be very, very appreciated. I'm also
looking to find the names' and meanings of the medals
that William received during his service. Thank you so
much, Jonathan Noce


Keywords: 5th Regimental Combat Team, M Company, Machine Gunner,
Ammunition Bearer, APO 52, 5th infantry regiment,
battle of Christmas hill



Entry: 84240
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW BILL R HAIRE

SHANNON THOMAS wrote on September 23, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather, Bill Haire, passed away last summer. He served and
received a wound in battle. I believe it was shrapnel in his right leg. I
miss him dearly and miss his stories he would tell me anytime I'd call
or visit. He lived in Spring, TX. If anyone has any stories or any
information, I would love to hear it! I always said I'd write my
grandfather's stories down and bind them together but never got the
chance. He also went by Billy Ray Haire.


Keywords: Bill R Haire


Entry: 84117
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR WHO GRANDPA SAVED

LUKE ARMITAGE wrote on September 8, 2012


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandpa who served in Korea died almost a year ago.
Before he died he tried to remember the name of the man
who he saved during the war who he was friends with and
hadn't seen in a while. He saved the man by yelling at
him to get into my grandpa's fox hole and a second later
the one he had been in was hit was blown away. I would
really like to meet the man and talk to him about my
grandpa and their experiences together. I think its sorta
like finishing what my grandpa started.


Keywords: Ken (Kenneth) Kellogg
5th rct
fox hole



Entry: 83743
5TH RCT
MEDICS

BUD CONVERY wrote on July 27, 2012


City and State: PROSPECT PA

Unit: 2ND BAT MEDIC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 83523
5TH RCT

VERNON BECKER wrote on July 1, 2012


City and State: HOPKINTON IA

Unit: 5TH R C T

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 83360
5TH RCT
LOOKINF FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS WILLIAN G KOONTZ

BETSY HOPKINS SR. wrote on June 15, 2012


City and State: MEARSHALL VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Bill was a POW in the Korean war. He is residing in Pa.
in a home and we were interested in honoring him.



Entry: 83269
5TH RCT
WARD B DUNN

PATRICIA MCGUIRE wrote on June 6, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I wish I knew more than just 5th RCT in looking for
things for and about my dad. His name is Ward B Dunn.
I know he has a Hawaiian friend named Jimmy who lives
in the islands still. Dad boxed a bit while in the
service. He served from '46 to 68 and retired out of
Ft Lewis, WA. While at Schofield he was married to my
half brother's mom, Sylvia (Chang)and had my brother,
Ward Jr. His records were lost in a fire and he can't
even remember everywhere he'd been so if anyone
remembers him, could you please contact me? That would
be wonderful! Bless you and thanks for your service.
You will NOT be forgotten.
Patti McGuire



Entry: 83132
5TH RCT
BATTLE AT YULGAK SEPT 24 1950 A CO

KAREN MCQUISTON wrote on May 26, 2012


City and State: ABILENE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to know if any one knows information on a
battle that killed my father on Sept. 24th 1950.
He was with the 5th Reg. A company 1 BN combat team.
Several years ago someone contacted me that was writing a
book and was going to let me know more about that battle.
My email address was changed and I lost his email
address. They would never tell my mother how he was
killed. His name was Vance Raymond McQuiston and he was
know as Ray. If you have any information I would love
to hear from you.


Keywords:


Entry: 82913
5TH RCT
ERNEST A THOMAS

KATHY KIRTLEY wrote on April 29, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have known my father,
Ernest (Ernie) Thomas. He was in Hawaii in June of
1950 and was shipped to Korea in July. He was with
the 5th Regimental Combat Team attached to the 24th
artillery as a forward observer. He was critically
wounded in either Feb or March of 1951. He never
liked to talk of his time in Korea, but he passed
away four years ago and I would like to make contact
with any one who could give me information on his
time in Korea.
God bless all of you and thank you for your service.


Keywords: Pusan, Masan perimeter


Entry: 82347
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR ANY BODY WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER FRANK E. HANSON TANK PLATOON LEADER

JEFF HANSON wrote on March 4, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: punchbowl, koje do


Entry: 82212
5TH RCT
PRIVATE THOMAS A. STOY

TIMOTHY (TIM) STOY wrote on February 23, 2012


City and State: SPRINGFIELD VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Thomas A. Stoy, was a replacement who
reported to the 5th RCT in mid to late August 1950 or
early September while it was on the Pusan Perimeter.
He was wounded in the fighting at Hill 268 near
Waegwan between 16-19 September.

Not having been there long, he does not remember his
chain of command or his specific unit. He remembers
his platoon leader being a Lieutenant Shannon.
He was a rifleman and assistant in a grenade launcher
team. He was wounded with shrapnel in the face. He
was evacuated and did not return to Korea. If anyone
might remember him, or be able to provide me
information on medical clearing stations which
supported the 5th RCT in the fighting at Waegwan, I
would be very grateful. He was serving in Berlin
with the 16th Infantry when he volunteered to go to
Korea and went there as part of a platoon of 30
personnel to be replacements. Thank you.


Keywords: Waegwan, Hill 268


Entry: 81909
5TH RCT
THOMAS EDWIN GREEK - 5RCT - 555 ARTILLERY

TIM GREEK wrote on January 30, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 5RCT 555 ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was named Thomas Edwin Greek and he was in the Korean
War from 1951 - 1953, was a cook from what I last heard, not sure how
much action he was involved with though. I'm researching genealogy
and just as I was about to get info on his time in Korea he passed away in
Sept 2009. I wanted to see (a huge long shot) if anyone knew him, has
stories, just anything I guess as I start to piece together locations of
photos I have and what his life was like there.

After the war he became a masonry man and worked construction, cement
work, etc.


Keywords: Artillery, Cook, Korean War


Entry: 81904
5TH RCT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON 1ST LT HAROLD B BURSLEY JR

JAMES BURSLEY wrote on January 29, 2012


City and State: FRUITLAND PARK FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle served with 5th RCT in Korea and was awarded
a Bronze Star. Looking for anyone who may have known
him and could provide information on where he
served. He passed away 1997. (1st Lt Harold Bursley )


Keywords: Company H 5th RCT Korea 1952/3


Entry: 81761
5TH RCT
INFORMATION REQUEST

EDWIN PRIME wrote on January 17, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anyone who knew my father Carl Prime. He
was in Korea from '52 to '53. He was a Lieutenant in
the Infantry.



Entry: 81729
5TH RCT
SGT BOBBY VAN COMBS

CHRISTOPHER FLESHMAN wrote on January 14, 2012


City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, I CO, REGIMENTAL COMBA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi, I am the great nephew of SGT Bobby Jack Van
Combs. To my knowledge, I am the last living
military member in the family and I have been trying
to locate anyone with any infomation regarding his
passing or simply any friends of his who have any
stories to share. Almost all of his siblings have
passed on and only a few of us know anything of him
at all. I recently discovered the names of a few
friends of his while he served. They were a Carl C
Hunter of Wilmington N.C. and Robert Scott. If
anyone has any information at all, please let me
know. God Bless.


Keywords: SGT BOBBY VAN JACK COMBS, 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT
TEAM, I CO, REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, ARMY, HOSTILE,
DIED (KIA), DATE OF LOSS: OCTOBER 2, 1952, SERVICE
NUMBER: RA13320260, YEAR OF BIRTH: 1930, HOME OR
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: LETCHER COUNTY, KY, LOCATION OR
BATTLE ZONE: PUNCHBOWL - DT 241428



Entry: 81698
5TH RCT
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER CPL. CECIL PAYNE, ABLE COMPANY, 5TH RCT

DAVID PAYNE wrote on January 10, 2012


City and State: ELKVIEW WV

Unit: COMPANY A, 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Cecil Payne is my grandfather.

Keywords: Cecil Payne, Outpost Harry, Punchbowl


Entry: 81599
5TH RCT
PUNCH BOWL

DICK BLUNDELL wrote on January 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit: COMPANY I 3RD BATALION 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served with I company 3rd Battalion 5th RCT January
1952 until September 1953.
Basic training at Indiantown Gap Pennsuyvania.
Arrived in Pusan In Jan and spent all 9 months on line
and attached to the 7th and 24th and 25th Div.
Moved back and forth across Korea wherever they sent
us. Was there the day the war ended and then to the
Chorwan Valley. Lt Lamb was our Company commander. On
my first patrol the day after I arrived in the
punchbowl we were ambushed and the lead guy was killed.
I served my entire term with Arthur Bouthillette.
Anyone remember this time period with the 5th.


Keywords: Punchbowl, Chorwon Valley, Outpost Harry


Entry: 81292
5TH RCT
LOOKING

RICHARD KNAPP SR. wrote on December 11, 2011


City and State: OVERLAND PARK KS

Unit: 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for survivors of of Company B, 1st Bn, 5th Regimental Combat
Team between July 1950 and Sep 1950


Keywords: Company B 1st Bn, 5th RCT


Entry: 81242
5TH RCT
B CO 5TH RCT

JODY YLINIEMI wrote on December 5, 2011


City and State: MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: A Christmass poem from one of my Dads photos.

Seasons Greetings To CO. B 5th Rct
Yuletide greeting from Korea
land of lice and diarrhea
from these murky shores we half mastered
merry Xmass you lucky bastard

in the picture this poem was written on a piece of
wood or cardboard and placed on a pine tree that was
decorated on a hill


Keywords: Christmass 1951



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