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Entry: 86446
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES ...

KATHY KUNKEL wrote on June 6, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 700 ORDNANCE

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 85083
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
NAME OF HOSPITAL IN ASCOM CITY I WAS A PATIENT THERE WITH MALARIA IN ABOUT SPRING OF 1947

THEODORE J. MIKO wrote on December 29, 2012


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit: 1091ST EUD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in the hospital in Ascom City with malaria. I
wanted to know the name of the hospital, it was not a
MASH unit, but a structered brick building, probably used
by the Koreans as the bathrooms were very small.


Keywords: Ascom City
Capt. Heppletweth
Gen. Shoe
Kimpo Airbase
Westminister Victory
11-1946....to 11-1947



Entry: 83370
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
724TH ORD MAINT CO, JAPAN AND KOREA,1949-1951

RONALD R. HANSON wrote on June 17, 2012


City and State: NORFOLK NY

Unit: 724TH ORD MAINT CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Lord, what have I gotten into? After 15 months
enjoying the Japanese and their culture, I am now in
a land of total chaos.
Sgt Preston Cox, Wallace Leavitt, Sgt Timmons, Sgt
Gill, Cpl Tamaki, Cpl Kitchen: All of us crashed into
a situation never imagined. Up and down the
peninsula of Korea day after day changing position,
never in one place more than two or three days. Need
a shower, no hot water, no showers or bath places at
all. Lord, do we stink! Landed here on the 4th of
July, 1950 Left here on the 18th of August, 1951/
Ran like hell when the Chinese jumped the Yalu river.
How scary was that? You can't believe just how much
you miss the okd days of just a few weeks ago. I
need info from anyone else who was there during these
chaotic, scary days. Good times, bad times, times
when you wondered how you managed at all and yet I
still would do it all again.


Keywords: July 4th 1950. Pusan, Korea


Entry: 73866
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
DOCUMENTARY ON LETTERS FROM THE KOREAN WAR

PHIL MILLER wrote on March 10, 2010


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: About a year ago, my mother sent me a package that had over 50 letters that my dad and his brother had written home to their dad while they were serving during the Korean War. My father Charley Miller, served in the Army at 724th Ordnance Battalion in the 24th Division. I was pleasantly surprised that although they were written almost 60 years ago, they were very contemporary and could have been written last week. I was also intrigued at how often they would write, sometimes every 2 or 3 days.
The details in the letters while intriguing, are unfamiliar to me. From complaining about Ordnance inspections by Chinese Nationalists and Uncle Ziggy's agitations to tales of R and R at the Gajoen Kanko (Guy-Joe-Inn) and bartering for Cokes with the Colombian battalions. The film will use the letters my Dad and his brother wrote as the cornerstone. I am hoping to add interviews with veterans to expand in detail on the common themes and stories that are found in those letters.

If you are interested in participating in this new project, sharing stories , photos or information please emai


Keywords: 724th Ordnance Battalion, Guy joe Inn, Sgt Wild Bill, Charley Miller, Letters home, Communications Tent


Entry: 59826
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
724TH ORDNANCE COMPANY (HAWK) (1964-65)

JACK CAYNON JR. wrote on January 28, 2007


City and State: PELHAM NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for any men that served with me in Korea during 1964-1965 in the 724th. Ordnance Company (HAWK).

Lt. J.L. Caynon


Keywords:


Entry: 45123
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
724TH ORDINANCE MAINTENANCE CO. LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT REMBER CPL. VIRGIL D. CARPENTER

DONNA CRUZ wrote on August 9, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: KS

Unit: UNCLES'S UNIT WAS THE 724TH ORDINANCE, 24TH DIVISI

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have served during the same time with 724th Ordinance and the 24th Division. He was there during the invasion of Taejon and also remembers the capture of Gen. Dean. Needs anyone who was with the same group or the same area who can verify information and/or names of others in the 724th. Ord.

Will be greatful for any help.


Keywords: My uncle is looking for anyone who served with him from July 1950 to Sept. 1951 in Korea. Invasion of Taejon and the capture of General Dean.


Entry: 36741
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
724TH ORDNANCE 1ST PLT. 1950 -1951 KOREA

RAYMOND SMITH wrote on September 5, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Other names where John Jankowski (watch repair man)George Shultz (Cook)If any one remembers these places or other names from that time please respond
Raymond W. Smith M/Sgt USAF Ret
sargaf@ij.net


Keywords: Servied in Korea from Puson to north Korea . We had Thanksgiving dinner of Turkey in north Korea and the red army chased us back to south Korea. Left Korea in November 1951 for USA. I remember one name and that was Pete Peterson.


Entry: 27861
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES THAT SERVED WITH ME IN THE 724TH

GEORGE FRESHCOLN JR. wrote on August 27, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 724TH M COMPANY 2ND PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm looking for anybody that served with me from 51 to 53 in the recovery unit, 724th company M second platoon

Keywords: Freshcoln, yobo, m39 retrevier, tank recovery, George Sulivan,


Entry: 22324
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
COMPANY B SUMMER 54 TO 55

JAMES ELEY wrote on January 15, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 20385
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
NEED INFO ON HAM RADIO USED IN WAR

LINDA RYE wrote on November 5, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Our Clarksville Amatuer Radio Society(CATS CLUB) are planning on doing a float for the Veterans Day Parade. The theme this year is the Korean War. I am trying to find out if and how ham radio was used during the war. If you have any information please send me an e-mail.

Keywords: Searching for info on how ham radio was used during the Korean War.






Entry: 10777
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
FROM 53 TO 55 724TH ORD. 24DIV.

WILLIAM FELTNER wrote on August 2, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: 724TH ORD. 24TH.DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to make contact with anyone i served with.I belive some of us are left,couldn't all be gone.

Keywords: From 53 to 55 724th Ord. 24div.


Entry: 10245
724TH ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE CO
724 ORDNANCE CO, 24TH INF DIV, APO 24

MARK ETELAMAKI wrote on July 9, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Paul R. Etelamaki, Cpl (T) MOS 3912, US Army, Ordnance, 1947-51

Most Significant Service: 724th Ord Co, 24th INF Div. (1948-1950) and 2nd INF Div (Ord. Unit not known) (1950-51),

Total Foreign Service: 2 years, 11 months, 6 days.

Inducted: Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, 29 Aug 1947

School: The Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, Jan - Mar 1948

Overseas Service (Japan/Korea): Army of Occupation Forces, March 1948 - June 1950, 724th Ord. Co, 24th INF Div. and Korean War: August 1950 to July 1951.

June/July 1950: Return to CONUS for Discharge, Aug 28, 1950

July 1950: Reassigned to 2nd INF Div, Ft. Lewis, Washington

July 1950: Aboard Ship toward Korea

Aug 1950: 2nd INF Div arrives at Pusan, Korea
Sept/Oct 1950: Break-out from Pusan
Nov/Dec 1950: Advance to Pyongyang and withdrawal
Jan/July 1951: Various locations Korea

July 1951: Depart Sasebo, Japan on USNS Collins for return to CONUS for discharge.


Keywords: 2nd INF Div, 24th INF Div, 724th Ordnance Company, US Army, Korea, Army of Occupation Japan, The Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Ascom City, Sasebo, USNS Collins, Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, Fuel Induction Systems Mechanic, MOS 3912, Ft. Custer, Michigan.



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