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64th Heavy Tank Battalion


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Entry: 89693
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
RECOLLECTIONS 1955 AND EARLY 1956

RICHARD VAN TASSELL wrote on September 22, 2014


City and State: SAN RAMON CA

Unit: COMPANY C, 64TH TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: In 1955 and early 1956 until my discharge, I served as Communications Chief of C company, maintaining the 3 transceivers and the intercom system in each of the tanks and APC's of the company (tube radios, all of them), plus the company's field telephones and the twisted-pair wire to connect them with other companies and battalion HQ. At that time the Korean war was over, and the 3rd Infantry Division was garrisoned out in the boondocks of Fort Benning, with the 64th Tank Battalion still attached to it. In those days, the name of the battalion did not include the word Heavy or Medium. It had 4 companies: A, B, C, and HQ. My recollection is that each of A, B, and C Companies had 8 tanks, two of which were the older M47's. and the rest M48's, all equipped with 90-mm guns. Each company also had an APC , and HQ co had several of them. We spent a lot of time driving those tanks and APCs through the red dirt of the backwoods at Benning. Of course, C Company was last, so we ate a lot of that red dirt thrown up by our comrades ahead of us in the column. The highlight of my time with this unit was participation in maneuvers in Louisiana. Our own topkick never poked his head out the hatch of his APC during our traverse of Mississippi both ways. He said he was wanted in that state, and that was the reason. But maybe it was just that all that corn likker made him lazy. The governor of Alabama cleaned up Phenix City, just over the river from Columbus, while I was stationed at Fort Benning, That was a great disappointment to the single guys, but I was married anyway, so it didn't matter to me. Thanks for listening.

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Entry: 89442
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
AUG 1950 THROUGH AUG 1951

ALEXANDER DECOUX JR. wrote on August 3, 2014


City and State: PFLUGERVILLE TX

Unit: 64TH HEAVY TANK BATALLION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Curently looking For Clarence Barns Crew Member from S.Carolina also Eugene Anderson
from bowling Green Kentucky also Northcutt who was the loader on my Tank also Master
Sgt. Tank Commander Harrison. Thank you for any information you can
give.


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Entry: 89088
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS WHO SERVE DURING 1962 TO 1964

FRANCISCO APONTE SENIOR wrote on June 3, 2014


City and State: SAULT STE.MARIE MI

Unit: A CO.3RD BATTALION 64TH ARMOR,1ST INFANTRY DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served, with Co. A 3rd infantry div. 64th Armor during the years of 1962 to 1964, I would like to know if I have any Members left of this unit who serve during that time. It was a great unit, we all got along so well, but during the years I lost contact with them

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Entry: 88141
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
TOM ADAMS

KATHERINE ADAMS wrote on January 18, 2014


City and State: LEXINGTON KY

Unit: 164 COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Our father Tom Adams was a tank Sargent in Korea, the 64th Company B..we think 1952 and 1953, maybe part of '51. He was from Kentucky and we have heard he frequently had cigarettes for his friends when no one else did. He died of unrelated illness in '67. We would love to hear any memory, no matter how small, from any one who remembers him.

Keywords: Tom Adams Kentucky tank Sargent


Entry: 87005
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
ANYONE ELSE WITH A MYSTERY SKIN AILMENT?

BRENDA REAMY wrote on August 15, 2013


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit: 64TH HEAVY TANK BATALLION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Good morning. My dad, James Reamy (Sgt) served in the Korean War
in the 64th Heavy Tank Battalion. He was in the first integrated
unit. He served with someone having the last name of Jones. I
have sketchy information because he does NOT talk about his
service. (He earned a Purple Heart but refused it. It wasn't
until last year in 2012 that my mom convinced him to accept it.)

Does anyone else who served there have any skin ailments that
have not been diagnosed properly? My dad has been suffering
terribly with an itchy skin rash for about a year. He had been
going to the VA medical center and they gave him tons of
ointments and creams for things like: scabies, dry skin, old
skin, dermatitis, eczema, etc. Nothing worked. We had him see a
private dermatologist. No help. He just went to see an
allergist yesterday...no allergies present. I hate to see him
suffering so. He is scratching himself raw and leaving scabs.
He has a variety of other health issues, but this is the one that
is bothering him the most. I read online that soldiers were
sprayed with DDT routinely during the Korean War. I am no
expert, but THAT can't be good. Any help will be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you to all who served and to those who continue to fight
for our freedom today.


Keywords: Skin, Rash, 64th heavy tank battalion, James Reamy, Sergeant, Sgt
Jim Reamy, ailments, DDT, Korean War, Korea, APO San Francisco, CA



Entry: 85757
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
VALOROUS AWARDS AND MEMORABILIA

WARREN JOHNSON JR. wrote on March 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 1-64 AR

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am the current Historian for 1-64AR. I am looking
for any Narations of Valorous Awards received by 64th
Armor Soldiers during the Korean War. We are
currently working on a Korean War Display. We would
also greatly appreciate any Memorabilia from the
Korean War for the display.


Keywords: Valorous Awards, Memorabilia


Entry: 84647
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
UNIT HISTORY

RON SCHRADER wrote on November 11, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Does anyone know where i can get the history of the
64th tank battalion in the Korean war? I'm interested
in battles engaged in, how many companies were there
such as Co. A, B, C etc.. Rosters etc. I have read on
this site of members of Co. C In tank #33, and My dad
was in Co. B and i have a photo of him on tank #33. I
was wondering for example if all companies tanks were
numbered the same or they probably moved from co. to
co. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks


Keywords: 64th tank battalion history


Entry: 83355
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH TANK BATTALION 3RD INF DIV COMPANY C 53 TO 54

JOSE RODRIGUEZ wrote on June 15, 2012


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with and remembers my
father cpl Israel Rodriguez tank gunner 64th tank battalion 3rd
division charlie company 3rd platoon in Korea from 53 to 54. the
# on his tank was # 33 nicknamed jones He is still with us at 82
years of age and would enjoy hearing from any of his Army
buddies who are still here


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Entry: 83354
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH TANK BATTALION 3RD INF DIV COMPANY C 53 TO 54

JOSE RODRIGUEZ wrote on June 15, 2012


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

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Entry: 83243
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
WILLIAM (BILL) HINRICHS

BETHANN HINRICHS wrote on June 4, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father is still alive, and I would like to connect
him with anyone else from his service. He is aware
that I am posting this.

He tells me stories about the last part of his
service. He talks about a horrific battle near a
river. His platoon leader was killed, and he was put
in charge until the end of the battle. His friend
Pasqualli(?) was also killed. My father remembers
blowing up a large ridge and seeing an entire
hillside disapear. He goes into great detail about
this battle, and I can recite it by memory, but I am
not putting all the details here out of respect for
the readers. If anyone would be interested in
talking to me about this, I would appreciate it. My
father is going through a terrible time with PTSD,
and he is stuck in this battle. I would like to
learm more about it so I can help him.


Keywords: 64th Med or Heavy Tank Battalion
Company Charlie (C)
3rd Armored Div
4th Platoon
1951-1953



Entry: 82469
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
SORRY TO SAY

EDWARD PASTERNAK wrote on March 15, 2012


City and State: BELVIDERE IL

Unit: 3RD ARMOR DIV. CO.C 64TH TK BN APO468

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1928-2011 Would like to hear from any one that served with my
father.


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Entry: 82261
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH TANK BATT. 3RD DIV KOREA 52 - 53

JOSE RODRIGUEZ wrote on February 27, 2012


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any one who served with and remembers my father
cpl Israel Rodriguez in Korea from 1952 to 1953 in the 3rd div 64th
tank battalian charlie company. He was a tank gunner in tank # 33.
He is still with us at 82 years of age and would enjoy hearing from his
army buddies.


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Entry: 82162
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNOWS LEROY SNOOKY LAIRD

WILLIAM LAIRD wrote on February 18, 2012


City and State: SAINT MARYS PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERS GETTING HIT
AROUND JULY 18, 1954 ON THE MULE TRAIL 38TH PARALLEL. LOST
4 TANKS.
TRYING TO GET A PURPLE HEART FOR MY DAD


Keywords: COMPANY C 64TH TANK BN 3RD ARMOR DIVISION 3 JULY 1953 TO
OCTOBER 1954



Entry: 81357
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
INFO ON CO. B, 64TH. MED TANK BATTALION

RON SCHRADER wrote on December 18, 2011


City and State: GLENVILLE MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: would like any info on co. b 64th. med tank bn from
oct 1951 to july 1953 when my dad Marvin L. Schroader
from minnesota served. also why is it called a heavy
and medium tank battalion? and was a tank co.
actually authorized to wear the combat infantry
badge? any info would be greatly appreciated


Keywords: battles, unit history


Entry: 80893
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
STEPHEN DOMBROWSKI

TIM BALONEK wrote on November 4, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: looking for a picture of this man or possible
relatives. please e mail


Keywords:


Entry: 80818
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
MY GRANDPA

DANNY VAN TASSEL wrote on October 26, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any info pertaining to: S.F.C.
Laverge Ray Van Tassel "Tank Commander". I am a
grandson seeking any info, stories, or knowledge of
my grandfather and his war time experiences.I have
only heard of a hand-full of stories and would love
to hear more. I was told he later served as a Quarter
Master Supply Sergeant while stationed in Germany and
headed up an NCO Club. Thanks.


Keywords: 64th Heavy Armor Div., 1st Calvary Div


Entry: 80382
64TH HEAVY TANK BN

CHRISTOPHER FERRARA JR. wrote on September 15, 2011


City and State: JONESTOWN PA

Unit: 3RD ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Im looking for anyone who might have known Franklin
Louis Bausch. If you do contact me please at 1-813-1915.


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Entry: 80372
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
MY GRANDPA

CHRISTOPHER FERRARA JR. wrote on September 14, 2011


City and State: JONESTOWN PA

Unit: 3RD ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my grandfather served in korea with the 3rd inf div. He
was then transferred to the 64th tank batallion. He
served from 1953-1955.


Keywords: personal friend was Renelli.


Entry: 78948
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH HEAVY TANK BN

THOMAS SPLETTER wrote on May 18, 2011


City and State: MARYSVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Lokking for anyone who may have served with my father, Darwin 'Blackie' Spletter. He served in a tank batallion, possibly the 64th, in the 3rd ID Korea 1952-53. My father passed away in March 1999 and never spoke much of his service experience. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Entry: 77670
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
HQ CO. 64TH 1955-56

GERALD MANLEY wrote on January 30, 2011


City and State: CHANNAHON IL

Unit: HQ CO 64TH HVY TK 3RD INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Chief Bacock, Barry Kaplan, Bill Schilling,George Fielder,Isasac Hurt,Hervy Lavalle.
I hope You are all still alive? As you can see I still am. I never got to say goodby.I did make a mistake when I volunteered for adv unit for Operation
Sagebrush. Gerry


Keywords: Ft Benning 1955-56


Entry: 77448
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
ENTRY 77268

DON WALSH wrote on January 12, 2011


City and State: CAPE COD MA

Unit: 64TNK BN HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for info don campbell and hank wolfe serve with 1952-3

Keywords:


Entry: 77268
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
JULY 1952 TO SEPTEMBER 1953

DON WALSH wrote on December 28, 2010


City and State: W. HYANNISPORT MA

Unit: HQ CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: looking for aqnyone who rembers msgt don campbell and
sgt hank wolfe (detroit)



Entry: 76190
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
PFC MARTIN GAGE

TIMOTHY (TIM) DAY wrote on September 17, 2010


City and State: NORMAN OK

Unit: A CO. 304TH SIG BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for anyone that might remember PFC Gage, he died in 1952 while riding on a tank that slipped off a hill top. Wanted to find any of his relatives, concerning an ironic turn of events.

Keywords: A Co. 64th Tank Bn, 3rd Inf. Korangpo-Ri


Entry: 74234
64TH HEAVY TANK BN

RUFUS WATSON wrote on April 5, 2010


City and State: CO

Unit: 64 TK-BN

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

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Entry: 73438
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
SEARCHING FOR INFO. 64TH TANK BN 3RD INF

ALLICE KNOX wrote on February 5, 2010


City and State: CANON CITY CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother MSG John Monroe Fish was tank commander. He and three crewmembers were MIA. One crewmember escaped with injuries. He was E-6 Tyler B. Adams, of Jefferson County Alabama. I am trying to locate him, or members of his family or friends. Anyone having information PLEASE contact me.

Keywords: July 19, 1953 64th Tank Battalion, Co B(MED)3rd Inf. Tank struck, 4 crewmembers MIA 1 RTD?


Entry: 73171
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR GUY'S IN C CO. FORT BENNING 1954 TO 1956

ROBERT COSTA wrote on January 18, 2010


City and State: HEMET CA

Unit: C CO. 64TH. TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Look for friends? From 1954 to 1956 Fort Benning Ga.

Keywords:


Entry: 73169
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
C CO.64TH. TANK BN.

ROBERT COSTA wrote on January 18, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 64TH. TANK BN.FORT BENNING,GA.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 72653
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
BOB CONRAD SERVED WITH HIM

GLORIA RYBKA wrote on December 4, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My brother served with him and remembered him as a heroic and very special person.

Keywords:


Entry: 71959
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH TANK BTLN. COM. C 3RD PLATOON

CHARLES EMMETT wrote on October 14, 2009


City and State: BASIN WY

Unit: CO C. 3RD PLATOON 64 TH TNK BTLN.

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would like to hear from someone from the 3rd platoon who might have been present at the time I was wounded by an air burst of artillery. You might remember that the Lt. Curan's sleeping bag was blown up. This incident happened on the 38th parallel, some where east of Panmunjon, before the armistice was signed.

Keywords: 1952 til Feb.1953 I remember platoon leader Lt. Curan a man named Miller, Herb Boedecker, Thomas Mitchell.


Entry: 70252
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH TANK BATTALION

MARK PERKISS wrote on May 21, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was Lieutenant Lewis Perkiss who was part of the 64th Tank Battalion in the infantry in Korea in 1951 and 1952.
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who served with and knew him.
He passed away in July 2007.
Korea was his second tour of duty. He served in the Army in Occupation in Eurtope in 1945 and 1946 as well. If anyone knew him there please contact me.


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Entry: 69692
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
HOWARD BUTTS

JERRY DALE SMITH wrote on March 30, 2009


City and State: UNIONTOWN OH

Unit: B CO. 64TH TANK, 3RD INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father was Sgt. Gale V. Smith, Korea Dec. 53 to Aug. 1954, B Company, 64th Tank Bn., 3rd Inf. Div.

From: Noble County, Southern Ohio

He passed May 18th, 2005

The name Howard Butts sounds familar to me?

This is in response to below message posted in 2005

Post: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my Dad Howard Butts. I believe he was in the 64th. I know he drove tanks and he would have been in Korea from Dec. 1953 to late 1955. He is from West Virginia. He often tells a story of how one Christmas Eve he almost drove the tank over a cliff if that helps anyone remember. He would love to talk to anyone out there that might have been in his unit.


Keywords: Howard Butts, Sgt. Gale V. Smith, Cpl Jerry Mahan, 64th Tank,


Entry: 68435
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR JACK DALE OR JACK SMITH

NIKKI L. wrote on December 29, 2008


City and State: LONDON ON

Unit: NO UNIT

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for "Jack Dale" or "Jack Smith" who was posted in Germany in 1957 in Karlsruhe. Mind you even those names could be wrong but that is the only information I have.
Perhaps if I tell the short story, maybe somebody remembers him. He was with 2 or 3 other soldiers the day in March 1957 when he came to DURMERSHEIM to meet up with some girls to party. Apparently he had a girlfriend (who has passed away a few years ago) in Durmersheim who he was visiting frequently and perhaps left back to the US in either late 1957 or Spring of 1958.
Crossing my fingers.

Nikki


Keywords: Jack Dale, Jack Smith, Germany 1957, Karlsruhe


Entry: 66315
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR CO A FRIENDS

CHRIS WILKERSON wrote on July 1, 2008


City and State: PORT ST LUCIE FL

Unit: CO A 64TH HY TK BN 3ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I joined the 64th in the spring of 1951 and remained during the transition in the summer of '51 until the spring of '52. I served as the gunner/tkcdr on the platoon leader's tank ( I had three of them). My company 1st/sgt was Jack Smith. Some of the names and pictures I still have are Lonnie Bunch, Baldamar Galllegos, Max Miller, Milton Barnes. Gerald Shipman and others. All of you, and some who did not make it back, were with me in Chorwon. If anyone can tell me what happened to plt/ldr 1lt. carmen mellio I would like to know. He taught me how to fight and stay alive.


Entry: 66061
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LEON DAVENPORT

CAYCE FRIEDLY wrote on June 14, 2008


City and State: BLAIRSVILLE GA

Unit: 64TH TANK BATTALION AND 555TH FA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: At my father's request I would like to receive email from anyone who
might remember him during either of his two hitches in Korea. He does
not use a computer so correspondence may be sent to my email address,
or write to him at: 701 Town Mountain Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. He
would enjoy hearing from anyone with whom he was acquainted. Thanks
so much!


Keywords: 1951-1953 3rd Div 64th Tank Battalion, Battlefield commission 30 June
1953, Battle of Kumsong Salient, brief time in 1951 was with 555th
"Triple Nickel" Field Artillery Battalion as forward observer, Chorwon
Valley



Entry: 65879
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR LEROY BISHOP

DONALD MOODY wrote on June 1, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 64TH TANK BATT. 3RD INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in commo section hq co from june 52 to sept 53

Keywords: Captian Zander Cpl Mays


Entry: 65750
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
SEARCHING FOR TYLER B. ADAMS

ALLICE KNOX wrote on May 25, 2008


City and State: CANON CITY CO

Unit: 64TH TANK BN (MED) 3 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: MSG John Fish and crew were MIA on July 19, 1953. I'm looking for info on Tyler B. Adams, SFC, from AL, who on that date was injured and RTD. Anyone who knew this person, please contact me. All crew members are still listing as MIA presumed dead. Still looking after 55 years. Thanks and God Bless


Entry: 64423
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
MIA JOHN FISH INFORMATION REQUEST

ALLICE KNOX wrote on February 22, 2008


City and State: CANON CITY CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information on my brother, or anyone in the tank crew. One man, possiblely a Korea Rock soldier was thought to have escaped. If there is anyone having any information or leads on what happen I would like to hear from them.

Keywords: MSG John Monroe Fish and tank crew disppeared 7/19/1953 and never recovered. Crew members were Cpl Ralph Zonta, Pvt Donald Fislar and Pvt Louis Nuxoll. There were in area CT 722421, NS 6728 IV.


Entry: 63710
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
COMBAT BADGE

RAYMOND GREEN wrote on January 6, 2008


City and State: PALATKA FL

Unit: CO B, 64TH TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Arrived may 1952 and rotated June l953.Had a platoon on Kangwha Do, an island off Inchon.Later took over B company from Captain Rambo.Served on the MLR behind three outposts called Tom,Dick,and Harry.My query is did the battalion ever earn rhe Combat Infantry Badge as did the regimental Companies.{There was a rumor}I heard that the industrious Korean did put out their brand with yellow markings instead of blue and of course it wasnt valid.Thanks for help.

Keywords: Kangwha Do, Chorwon Valley,ToM.Dick and Harry


Entry: 63141
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
EMAILS ON KIA VETS

JOHN SUSTERSIC wrote on November 22, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Email Scammers May Approach You


I recently received an email from someone saying they were in London, England, indicated they wanted to contact me about my deceased Uncle. This person is a SCAMMER and DO NOT correspond with them.

They are in Rwanada and these scams are very common and they say they need your banking information to wire you money. DO NOT provide any information.

These people are likely monitoring these sites and looking at names of deceased member in this forum.
John


Keywords: Emails on deceased veterans - scams


Entry: 62471
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED WITH LEWIS E. PAGE

LEWIS E. PAGE wrote on September 30, 2007


City and State: CENTERVILLE OH

Unit: 64TH HEAVY TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for the rest of the soldiers in this platoon or some information from relatives. Thank you.

Keywords: Recon Platoon, Platoon Sgt/Master Sgt. Charles Lanier, Tank Commander Ruben Berry, we had two tanks. I drove the first M-24 and James Holiday drove the second tank.


Entry: 56650
64TH HEAVY TANK BN

JERRY DALE SMITH wrote on April 12, 2006


City and State: UNIONTOWN OH

Unit: U.S. SPECIAL FORCES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Father; Sgt. Gale V. Smith served in Korea from Dec. 1953-Jan. 1955 with the Armored Forces. Units: B Co. 64th Tank, 3rd Inf. Div. and then after 8/12/1954 with Tank Co. 32nd Inf. Regt. 7th I.D. He took his Basic Training (Armor) at Ft. Knox, KY. A co. 33rd Tank Regt. 3rd Armor Div. and Advanced Tank Weaponary at Camp Irvin, CA assigned to B Co. 325 Tank Bn. He was discharged as a Staff Sgt. 1955. His twin brother Sgt. Davle V. Smith served in Korea 1952-53 with the 25th I.D.'s Tank Corps.

Keywords: Camp Newton-Korea, B Co. 64th Tank Bn. 3rd Inf. Div., 64th Tank Honor Guard, Rail-Road Head (Yard) Security,
38th Para. (DMZ) OP, Tank #43-Bessie, USS Gen. E.T. Collins, Cpl. Jerry Mayhan, 24th Inf. Div. Smitty Tank Co. 32nd Inf. Regt. 7th I.D.



Entry: 56151
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
38TH PARALLEL HEROES

DAVID JURASCHEK wrote on March 9, 2006


City and State: WOODBRIDGE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My original posting from years and years ago seems to be gone.

My Dad was Captain Daniel P. Juraschek. He led the 64th Heavy Tank Batallion across the 38th parallel during the Korean War. If you were with those first Americans to cross, you served with my Dad.

He is alive, but unable to relate any information about Korea or his service there, and his children and grand kids would love to know anything.

When he would talk, years ago, he would only say how proud he was of the men he served with, and that they represented America's finest. He was truly proud of his men.

I would love to hear from you. Thank you.


Keywords: 64th Heavy Tank
38th Parallel
Juraschek



Entry: 55100
64TH HEAVY TANK BN

KENNETH CRUM wrote on January 9, 2006


City and State: LA GRANGE C

Unit: 1/64TH THIRD INFRANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: any servingin 1970 to 1974 charlie company
kitzengen



Entry: 53816
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED WITH STANLEY STENZEL

TERESA HALBACH wrote on October 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 64TH HEAVY TANK BATTALION, 3RD DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers or served with Stanley Stenzel. He served from 1951-1953 and was a tank gunner. I have pictures of him in front of tank 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 25. With him in front of #25 is John Mason and Charles Rankin.

Keywords: Pusan Korea, Inchon Korea, John Mason, Charles Rankin, Tank 11,12,13,14,15 and 25, 1951-1953,


Entry: 53048
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH HEAVY TANK BATTALION AUG. 1950-JULY 1951

I.T. BREEZE wrote on September 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am trying to locate anyone with the HHQ 64th Heavy Tank Battalion from around Aug. 1950-July 1951. I am trying to assist SGT (E-5) Page with his VA benifits. Thanks in advance.

Keywords:


Entry: 52554
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR SOLDIERS WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER, SFC CHARLES 'BUD' CHURCH,

THOMAS NELSON wrote on August 11, 2005


City and State: AIEA HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any who may have served with my Grandfather, SFC Charles 'Bud' Church. He was scout with HQ. He served from late 51 to early 53 in Korea. Spent part of this time as a guard at Koje Do POW Camp. Most of his time was on the line near the Imjin River, or at least that's the area he mentioned most often. He mentioned a friend from the war named John Morrow, a fellow scout. Please contact me if you have any information that would help me or if you knew him. He is no longer with us but I want to build a tribute book for my grandmother to commemorate his life.

Thank you to those who served so faithfully in the Korean War, or 'unpleasantness' (as my Grandpa put it), and for those who continue to serve our nation.

respectfully,

Tom Nelson


Keywords: 64th Tank, HQ, Scout Company


Entry: 52498
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
HAVE PHOTOS OF ALAN HERDT WITH SOME MEN

JO ANN BOLISH wrote on August 7, 2005


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: CO A, 64TH TANK BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was Alan F. Herdt, he was around 22 or 23 when he was in Korea. Nov. 6, 1952 to Nov 5, 1954. Was in 64th Tank BN Co. A. I have put a scrapbook together of the photos that he sent his parents and there are names of people I do not know. I would like to see if any of them are still around and would like to see them or help me put together my photo album of my dad for my memories. Srgnt Taylor and my dad had a white rabbit names Harvey out on the field for awhile. Happy Land Club during R and R he went to. If anyone knows my dad I would love to hear from you. If anyone knows what a chogy boy or a rock soldier is or who were the performers at the USO Camp Shows would be helpful.

Keywords: Grunden from Pittsburgh C.O. Jeep Driver, Master Serguent Chandlere, tank 21 or 25 gunner, Pvt Mc Donald, Cpt Huckens, Pvt Flemings- Tank 23 with spotlight, Cpl Pendry, Cpl Booth, Pvt Holmes,Mack Donald held Soncliese under water,Pvt Thorless, Masau-platoon mechanic, Srgnt. Gutick, Lt. Frend, Doc. Moore-medic,Tank 24 driver Martinez from Texas, James A Lindle- Ennis, Texas,Taylor-Crpl not platoon Srgnt, Seaside Hotel in Seoul for R and R., J P Thornton, Srgnt or Cpl Hamiwick


Entry: 51542
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH TANK BAT

C.C. BUTTS wrote on June 15, 2005


City and State: GREENCASTL PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my Dad Howard Butts. I believe he was in the 64th. I know he drove tanks and he would have been in Korea from Dec. 1953 to late 1955. He is from West Virginia.
He often tells a story of how one Christmas Eve he almost drove the tank over a cliff if that helps anyone remember. He would love to talk to anyone out there that might have been in his unit.


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Entry: 51208
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
B CO 64 TANK BN (MED) 3 INF DIV

JOHN SUSTERSIC wrote on May 30, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle Ralph Zonta served in Korea and was killed on July 19, 1953. I'd like to honor his memory by finding out more about those he served with in B CO 64 TANK BN (MED) 3 INF DIV. I'm particularly interested in information about the tank he may have been in along with the any markings and colors as I'm building a model of the M-46 to go along with his Purple Heart.

John


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Entry: 50798
64TH HEAVY TANK BN
64TH ARMOR SCHWEINFURT 1962 - 1964

JOHN ROTHERT wrote on May 12, 2005


City and State: DELTONA FL

Unit: HQ CO. 64TH ARMOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for freinds I served with.

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