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72nd Medium Tank Battalion


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Entry: 88483
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
UNIT CREST

PAUL HALCOTT wrote on March 6, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for info on B co 72nd armor battalion. My grandfather (Joe Kenley) was in this
unit during the Korean war. I'm trying to make presentation piece from him and I'm
having trouble find an image of his units crest or an actual one I could acquire. Any
help would be appreciated. ESSAYONS!


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Entry: 88430
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
C COMPANY 1/72 ARMOR 1976-1977

VICTOR PITTS wrote on March 2, 2014


City and State: KINGS MOUNTAIN NC

Unit: WAS IN C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am hoping to get in touch with some of my fellow CRUSADERS from C company from 1976-1977. I was the platoon sergeant for 2nd platoon and I will say one thing about all of them, they were great tankers as well as soldiers. I am and was very proud to be their platoon serageant. No matter what the mission, they came through with flying colors. Our platoon leader, 2nd Lt. Robert W. Des Longchamps Jr. was one heck of an officer. Upon his return to the states, he told his father about his tour and the platoon. His father sent me a personal letter, with the office heading of, Senator Byrds' office, he was one of the senators aides. I still have that hanging in my ARMY MAN CAVE and proud of the plauque I was given by the platoon, and the battalion NCOs. The one I got from the platoon read as follows; PSG PITTS, THE SUPPER TANKERS PLT SGT WHICH MAKES YOU THE BEST SUPER TANKER. The beneath that were the names and ranks. 2LT Gillis, SSG Sturdevant, ( Ray was like a brother to me and I fell apart when I heard he was killed during a live fire exercise after I had left), SGT Gonzales, SP4 Evans PFC Gano, (his orders for promotion to SP4 came in the day he was leaving and I took the orders to him just before he departed the TURTLE FARM),Pvt Kinchloe, Pvt Buchanan, Pvt Lewicki, PFC Cha, ( my KATUSA loader), SSG Hansen, (took over the platoon when I left), SGT Stevens, (Ron also a close friend with Ray and me), SP$ Guffey, SP4 Lehman, Pfc Dotson, ( my new driver who replaced my 1st driver SP4 Elijah Campbell), Pvt Sanders, Pvt Lingley, ( drove C-25 for Sgt Danny Valencia), CPL Jin, PFC Curran. If I missed anyone, I'm sorry. This old brain at almost 69 is about shot. I will always remember OPERATION PAUL BUNYUN that took place in August 76 and we came REAL close to going to war. Anyway, I hope someone knows some of these fine soldiers and will tell them about this site, I would give anything to talk with all of them about those good days we shared as a well trained tank platoon and we proved it every time we went out the gate. Thank you all for a job well done, 1SG U.S.A. RET. Vic Pitts to you all still, POP. Best tanks, C-21, C-22, C-23, C-24, C-25,

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Entry: 87620
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE SERVING WITH KENNETH A. HICKS

JUDY PEARSON wrote on November 10, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just looking for any information regarding Kenneth Hicks who served
in this division and died while held captive.


Keywords:


Entry: 87052
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR 1ST BN 72ND ARMOR 1977-78

FRANCINE WOLFE-JOHNSON wrote on August 21, 2013


City and State: KEYSTONE HEIGHTS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have served with David Alan Wolfe in The
ROK during 1977-1978. My Pa passed away in 1982 while still in the service
and left behind little information for his family. I have only a brass belt buckle with
the name of the battalion and unit and the dates served. It has the medical
cadeusus in the middle of it and he wore the buckle when not in unifoo until he
died. Originally there were also two plaques with medal commendations but
those have been lost. I don't even know his rank, it may have bern sergeant at
the time.

Dave, as he was known, would have been in his mid twenties with dark hair,
amber, eyes, and a somewhat olive complexion ( he looked to be of
Mediterranean stock). He spoke with a well hidden Upstate New York accent
which came out strongly under pressure. He had two small children, Amy and
Francine, and a wife named Judy living in Colorado with her parents.

My Pa died very young; any information or stories or photos anyone can provide
would be treasured. Thank you!


Keywords: Medic, 1st BN 72nd Armor, Dave


Entry: 86606
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
A SMALL FOOTNOTE IN HISTORY

TED DANNEMILLER wrote on June 30, 2013


City and State: DALLAS SE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad (LTC E.M. Dannemiller, aka Danne) was CO of 72nd Tank at Ft.
Lewis in the middle 50s. I still have his regimental Armor
insignia with the 72 affixed. Fond memories of the stories he
would tell.

He passed in 1998, but his reminiscences of 72nd were always a
great story.

Crusaders!


Keywords: 72nd Armor, Fort Lewis, M-48


Entry: 86538
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN, A COMPANY

RICHARD SHULTZ SR. wrote on June 17, 2013


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: A COMPANY, 72ND MEDIUM TANK BN, 2ND INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking to connect with anyone who served with me in Korea.

Anyone who made it out of Kunu-ri or who knew me personally.

Thank you!







Does anyone know if these guys are still around?...







Donald Desmarais

John DeVore

Albert E. Puckett

Robert L. Lanier

Roland E. Nault

Bruce Fickes





Also, I have a few pictures of Daniel Romeo if any of his family

members are interested in contacting me for copies.







I'm not computer literate at all, but my daughter is helping me

maneuver thru this crazy World Wide Web:)









Keywords: Served in Korea from 50-51, A Company


Entry: 86345
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
72 MEDIUM TANK BIN

JANET MECCA wrote on May 28, 2013


City and State: SCRANTON PA

Unit: 72 TANK, 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my Dad Platoon Sgt Vincent A.
Mecca, drove a tank in the 72nd from 52-53. He had a dog called Dud.

Battle of Porkchop and Whitehorse.

One of his buddies was Mike Kobar.

Doesn't talk much about the war, but would like to know more
about him and the soiders who may have served with him.


Keywords: 72ND TANK BATTILION, 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION, Sargent, Korean War
Battle of Porkchop and Whitehorse.



Entry: 86203
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LT KENNETH W KOCH BATTLE OF KAPYONG

GARRIE HUTCHINSON wrote on May 15, 2013


City and State: MELBOURNE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am writing a book about the battle of Kapyong 23-25 April 1951,
and the men who fought in it. While it will have an Australian
perspective, I want to give due weight to the role of 72nd Tank
Battalion, and Lt Koch and A Company.

It would be great to talk to anyone who was there - or have
contact with Lt Koch or his family. Any leads gratefully followed up.



I walked the battlefield in April, and published a story in the
Australian newspapers. You can find it on my blog
Remember Them at
www.garriehutchinson.com


Keywords: Kenneth Koch Kapyong


Entry: 85461
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
72D TANK BATTALION (HEAVY)

BRUCE H. ROBERTSON wrote on February 14, 2013


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: CO. C, 72D TANK BN (HEAVY), 2D DIV, KW

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The 72d Tank Battalion was equipped with the M4A3E8
Sherman Tank considered to be a medium tank, hence it
is understandable that even veterans of the battalion
call it the 72d MEDIUM Tank Battalion.

Properly, however, it was the 72d Tank Battalion
(Heavy).

The word HEAVY had nothing to do with the tank, but,
rather, described the TO and E of an infantry division's
tank battalion which had three companies of 22 tanks
each. Thus tank companies of the heavy battalion had
four platoons each

The medium tank battalion of the armor divisions, on
the other hand, had four companies of 17 tanks each.


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Entry: 85440
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
CHARLES MEISNER KIA SEPT 1951

MARC MEISNER wrote on February 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I would like to contact anyone that knew PFC Charles
F. Meisner, C Co, 72nd Tank Battalion. He was my
father's cousin and was killed on 29 Sept 1951 during
the Battle of Heartbreak Hill. I would like to know
more about him and the circumstances surrounding his
death. Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Marc
Yorktown, VA


Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge, C Co, 72nd Tank Bn, Meisner


Entry: 85302
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR WALLACE MACKEY

ORVIL MANN wrote on January 24, 2013


City and State: MORRESVILLE MO

Unit: 72ND TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Wallace Mackey last name might be spelt
wrong. I am the grandson of MSGT Orvil J. Mann, 2nd
Infantry Division, 72TNK, C Co. Please if anyone
knows how to contact Mr. Mackey let me know. My
grandfather is still in good health and would like to
make contact with him. Thank you very much


Keywords:


Entry: 84840
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
YEARBOOK

GORDON EDGIN wrote on November 28, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Am looking for yearbook for 68/68 if anyone has this
yearbook Email it to me.


Keywords: Aco. 2/72 Armor 67/68


Entry: 84810
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
FEO ORLANDO

FEO ORLANDO wrote on November 25, 2012


City and State: PHILLY PA

Unit: 72ND MEDIUM TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any old friends from Korea. Seeing if I
left any good memories with anyone.


Keywords:


Entry: 84516
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
1ST-72ND AR C CO COBRAS

MATTHEW ABREU wrote on October 26, 2012


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit: 1-72AR CHARLIE COBRAS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I served on Camp Casey 1st Tank Crusaders Battalion Feb 2003 -
Feb 2004, I was close to SPC John Bullock from Gonzales, LA, Sgt.
Brandon Roberts from GA. Me and John are LSU and Saints fans.
Brandon was Georgia Tech and Falcons fan.

At the time, Anthony R. Wesley was our Company 1SG and I was
2nd platoon...



Entry: 84495
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
KOREAN WAR EXPERIENCES OF LT. COL. ROBERT ROY TAYLOR, JR.

PATRICIA TAYLOR wrote on October 23, 2012


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: SECOND UNITED STATES INFANTRY DIVISION IN KOREA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am Lt. Col. Robert Roy Taylor, Jr.'s daughter,
Patricia Gailah. I am working on a biographical
compilation of my father's experience in Korea. I would
greatly appreciate hearing from any of his comrades.
Thank you most sincerely for your service, and any help
you can give will be greatly appreciated.


Keywords: Kunu-ri, Heartbreak Ridge, General Wallace H. Nutting,
Kuttila, 72nd Tank Battalion



Entry: 84201
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ANY FRIENDS OF SAM HIMES

CHRIS HIMES wrote on September 20, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: 2nd Infantry Division, 72nd Tank Battalion


Entry: 83922
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR LT KOCH A COY 72 TANK BN IN 1951

DALE MORLEY wrote on August 15, 2012


City and State:

Unit: AUSTRALAIN ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for LT Koch or any of the men who were
with him in or around the 23rd April 1951 in Kap Yong,
whilst he was OC of A Company 72 Tank Battalion.



Keywords: LT KOCH, Kap Yong, 3 RAR, MIA, KIA, KOCH, MURPHY,


Entry: 83898
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW OR SERVED WITH JOHN SHEVCHENKO JR

JEREMY MILLER wrote on August 14, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information on my grandfather. He was a
tank commander. Master Sergeant John Shevchenko Jr. I
have heard some stories and I am looking for some fill in
information. He received a silver star in this conflict.
if anyone has any information on him from this conflict
or any others they may have or their family has served
with him it wold be appreciated.


Keywords: France, Korea, Calvary


Entry: 82990
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LEROY SCHIRO

HEIDI TENNISON wrote on May 11, 2012


City and State: LEESBURG GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone with information on my
grandpa Leroy Schiro i dont know hardly anything
about him and would love any information that anyone
may have. thank you so much.


Keywords: info


Entry: 82413
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
CAMP ROSE LOCATION 1/72, 66-67

BENNY MOROSCO wrote on March 10, 2012


City and State: WHITESBORO NY

Unit: C-COMPANY, 1/72 ARMOR, 2ND INF. DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to show my Grandchildren the location of Camp Rose but I do
not have any information to the location.
Anyone with that information please contact me

Thanks
Benny


Keywords: Benny


Entry: 82189
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
SERGEANT MANN SEEKING BILLY MARTIN

MINDY SWARTZ wrote on February 20, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: Seeking Billy Martin from Korean War C company.


Entry: 82183
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR CPL. JAMES A. BARTON OR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH SEARGANT MANN. IN KOREA

MINDY SWARTZ wrote on February 19, 2012


City and State: MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My grandpa who is still living is seeking James A
Barton who he fought with in Korea or anyone else who
is still alive that he fought with.He was Seargant
Mann from the 72nd Tank Batallion.



Entry: 81943
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
72ND MED TANK BN A COMPANY 53 TO 54

CLAYTON CLARK wrote on February 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 72NDTTANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad Clayton Clark is looking for old army buddies
he served with in Korea 53-54. He is also looking for
a friend Lt.Clark who was is Lt. while in Korea. He
was 5th tank.


Keywords: White Horse Pass


Entry: 81631
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
SGT. STARKEY, NAKTONG BULGE

ROBERT STARKEY wrote on January 6, 2012


City and State: HOT SPRINGS AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Greetings all,
I am looking for information about my uncle Sgt.
William Robert Starkey who was killed on Sept 19, 1950
during the fighting at the Naktong Bulge. My father,
and his other siblings are now deceased. I was named
after my uncle, but my father never spoke about my
uncle much as he was deeply hurt by his death.
According to my mother, he was like a father to my
father, and were very close. Anyhow, I would
appreciate any information about the battle that took
place that day, or anyone who may have known him. I
have read some information about the second battle of
the Naktong Bulge, but it is vague.

Regards,
Robert Starkey


Keywords: Naktong River, Naktong Bulge, Starkey, 1950


Entry: 81392
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
CAMP BEARD (SEP 66- OCT 67)

CHAD POWELL wrote on December 21, 2011


City and State: ALMA AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for people who served with my dad (Paul
Powell) at Camp Beard. He was with HHC 272nd Tank BN
from roughly 1966-68. He's still kicking, but
computer illiterate.


Keywords: Camp Beard, Rec 1 Tanks


Entry: 81297
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
72ND TANK BN COMPANY C LT. R. R. TAYLOR JR.

TRACY TAYLOR wrote on December 11, 2011


City and State: MISSION VIEJO CA

Unit: 72ND TANK BN COMPANY C PLATOON LEADER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Anyone who knew my father Lt. R. Roy Taylor Jr. who was Platoon
Commander Company C 72nd Tank Bn 1950-51. Battle of Kunu-ri,
Heartbreak Ridge, Worun-ni. He recently passed away and I am looking for
more info on how he received his Bronze Medal with V for Valor on Aug.
15, 1951. He also has lots of pictures. I know he went to one or two
reunions but he didn't get to finish writing details with the photos.



Entry: 81233
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
RUDOLPH W SOELLNER

PHILLIP SOELLNER wrote on December 3, 2011


City and State: COLUMBIA SO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I would like to be able to find any pictures or anything
about Rudolph Soellner, he was 1 of 4 brothers that all
served in the ARMY. He was my grandfathers brother. I'm a
Veteran myself (USAF 98-03) Any information about this
man would be greatly appreciated


Keywords: rudolph, soellner, personal friends, photos, nicknames,
battles



Entry: 80824
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
SOLDIERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

COLIN MARCUM wrote on October 27, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 1-72ND ARMORED REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello former soldiers and family members of the 72nd
Tank Battalion. I am the Battalion Historian of the
1-72AR BN and I am on a quest for stories. If you
served, or had a family member who served, with the
unit at any point during its history (1943-present) I
request that you visit:

http://firsttank.org/contribute.aspx

And contribute you or your family member's story about
their experiences with the unit.

The website is a project I have been working on, and
hopefully will have completed within the next 12
months. It is being co-developed alongside a book which
will be published and available for download off the
website around the same time. The website only shows
the unit's history during WWII for know, as I am still
in the process of writing up the Korean War sections
currently.

I have information about many aspects of the unit's
history, and its soldiers, and if requested I can dig
into it and may be able to produce the information your
would like to know.

Please share your story, or your soldier's story, and
save that history for posterity. And feel free to ask
me question. I might be able to help.

Thanks,

1LT Colin Marcum
1-72AR BN Historian


Keywords: 72nd Tank Battalion, 717th Tank Battalion, 1st Tank
Battalion 72nd Armored Regiment



Entry: 80151
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER

LEROY RICHMOND II wrote on August 27, 2011


City and State: CLARKSVILLE TN

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father died in Feb 1993. A couple of years ago I moved my mother to a nursing home and came across some of my father's Army papers. In the papers was one that described his actions as leading tanks across a mine-field in a Battle for Mundung-Ni on Oct 10, 1951. For his actions he was awarded a Silver Star. I came across this web-site while trying to do some researech and am hoping there is someone out there who will remember him. He seldom spoke of Koerea other than to say it was very cold and he's never eat rice. Thank you, his son, Leroy Richmond II.

Keywords: X Corps
72nd Tank Battalion
Mundung-Ni
Lt. Leroy Richmond
"Rich" 



Entry: 79440
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
KAP YONG - AUSSIE MIA

DALE MORLEY wrote on June 27, 2011


City and State: CANBERRA BC AC

Unit: ARMY HQ - UWC

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: UWC-A is the Australain equivalant of JPAC and works direct to our Chief of Army - Army and Airforce are currently working together to try and locate our remaining Korean MIAs.

Keywords: I am looking for men who served in the 72nd Tank Battlion during the battle of Kap Yong, Korea in April 1951.And for anyone who may remember an Australain KIA CPL "Irish" Murphy.
I am the Australain Army's MIA Investigations Case Manager for the Asian Region. Please help if you can.

 



Entry: 79218
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
SGT JAMES C FRANCIS

M.E. EVANS wrote on June 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 72ND TANK BATTALION, 2 INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my brother, Sgt James Francis, he was a tank commander and fought at the battles of Bloody Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge, and Prok Chop Hill. Never talked much about the war. Have some of his pictures with other tank co members.

Keywords:  


Entry: 79176
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
COMPANY B,72ND TANK, 1952

STEVE BLALOCK wrote on June 2, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dear Sir,
First of all I am sorry for you and your wife's loss. Thank you for contacting me about your father in law. My father never spoke of the war other that just a few sentences so I am unsure if he knew your father in law. Yes, they were in the 72nd Tank at the same time, that much I know. I can only assume since there were only 139 men in Company B that he did in fact know him as well as SGT Stuczko. Ed Stuczko Jr has been a true blessing to me by sharing many photos of the camp they were in in the Chorwan province, a real hot bed during the war as well as the company roster.
I hope you and your wife will have a lttle more peace knowing these men did their duty without complaint and we are very proud to call these men our fathers.

Steve Blalock
Son of Sgt 1st Class W.A. Blalock, Co. B, 72nd Tank, Korean War





-----Original Message-----
From:
To:
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 12:16:34 -0500
Subject: Korean War Project From Brian Kurpinski

Email Via The Korean War Project Unit Pages
Reply To Message 72573
From: Brian Kurpinski
Email: bkurpinski@comcast.net
Subject: B co. 72nd tank Battalion
Steve,
My Father in law recently passed away and he served in 2nd div 72nd tank batallion, b co. from August 51 to Sept 52. I am looking for anyone who served with him. I have several photo albums of his time in Korea and would be happy to share them with you. His name was Sgt. James 'Pizzy' Pizzinato from Mauch Chunk PA. From what your wrote it sounds like they may have known each other as well as Ed Stuczko. Please contact me if you have any information.
Sincerely,
Brian D. Kurpinski


Keywords: 72nd Tank, Chorwan Province North Korea, M4A3, Easy 8 


Entry: 78313
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
A CO 1/72 CAMP ROSE 65/66

JIMMY FOSTER wrote on March 24, 2011


City and State: WINSTON SALEM NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Comments: Looking for my old buddies. I remember all of you guys and I hope I am able to find you again.

Keywords: A Company 2nd Infintry Division, Camp Rose Served from 1965-1066


Keywords: A Company 2nd Infintry Division, Camp Rose Served from 1965-1066


Entry: 78032
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
2ND INFANTRY DIVISION 72ND TANK BATT..

TONY FRIAS wrote on February 28, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Was in Korea 1951 to 1953.was in the 2nd div.72nd Tank Batt.c company.not much on names.but i do rember where i was.Inchon,old baldy.pork chop puson.mundong_ni valley.if antbody rembersme Tony Frias you can email me would like to hear from you Thank you


Entry: 77439
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
HISTORY OF 72ND TANK BATTALION

COLIN MARCUM wrote on January 12, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 1ST TANK 72ND ARMORED BATTALION

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am the Battalion Historian for 1st Tank 72nd Armored Battalion, which was A Company 72nd Tank Battalion during the Korean War. I am looking for any personnel who may have primary source documentation, diaries, photographs, orders, etc. of their time, or their family member's time, with the A-72nd. Meaning not just of battles participated in, but of movement throughout the peninsula. I am basically trying to reconstruct the path that A company took from the 72nd arrival in Pusan to its reorganization as the 1-72nd stationed at Camp Casey. I am trying to fill all the gaps in the time-line so that on any particular day one can determine where A co was and what it was doing. Even something small like a journal could prove invaluable in painting the big picture. When enough information has been compiled I will try to put it out in a format for all to utilize, like a website or book. Please if you have anything that you would like added to our histories please email me, 2nd LT Colin Marcum at colin.marcum@us.army.mil

Keywords: Yongsan, Hongch'ong, Kapyong, A-72


Entry: 76721
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
JAMES J PIZZINATO

BRIAN KURPINSKI wrote on November 11, 2010


City and State: DOWNINGTOWN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My father in law just passed away on 10/29/10. He was a Korean War veteran and I am interested in contacting anyone who he might have served with.

James J Pizzinato
Hometown: Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) PA
Married to Agnes
Served in the 2nd Infantry division
72nd Tank Batallion.
Any info anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.


Keywords:


Entry: 76387
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
B CO 2/72 ARMOR - 1985-1986

CLINT HACKNEY wrote on October 10, 2010


City and State:

Unit: B CO 2/72 ARMOR CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey, Just Looking For soldiers serving this unit as well as pictures from this unit or surrounding units during 1985-1986 era, I miss everyone I served with, I lost all of my photos, You'll take care, Clint

Keywords:


Entry: 75357
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN

BOB MOORE wrote on July 5, 2010


City and State: TX

Unit: HQCO68THARMOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 74430
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
A COMPANY BATTLE AT THE KAPYONG VALLEY

JAMES W. BOLT wrote on April 21, 2010


City and State:

Unit: B BATTERY 63D FA BN C BATTERY 52ND FA BN

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: On the ROK Drop web site their is a article on this battle and it has picture of the area today.

Keywords: Battle at Kapyong Valley where A Company was in support of the Canadian and the Australian that stop the CCF spring offensive in the Valley


Entry: 74215
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
INFO NEEDED WILLARD G. BEASLEY CO B, 72ND TANK BATT, 2ND INF DIV

ROBERT CAWTE wrote on April 4, 2010


City and State: SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am seeking any information/pictures concerning WILLARD GEORGE BEASLEY KIA OCT 10 1951.

Keywords: Company B, Medium 72nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division


Entry: 73181
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
HONORED

LEO BLAIR II wrote on January 18, 2010


City and State: ROCHESTER NY

Unit: CO A 2/72 ARMOR CAMP JOHNSON 65-66

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I feel Honored to have served in Korea. And also Graduate from the Imjin School (ACTA) 1966. Capt Merichek was The school CO.
Great training!


Keywords: Co A 2/72nd Armor, Camp Johnson 1965-66.
Looking for anyone that was there during that time frame.



Entry: 73165
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR 72ND TANK BATTALION MEMBERS WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER FROM AUG 1951 TO MAY 1952

STEPHEN LUCHETTA wrote on January 17, 2010


City and State: IRVINE CA

Unit: 72ND TANK BATTALION (FATHERS UNIT - FRANK LUCHETTA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Frank O"Brien and Nick. My dad has dememtia and is slowing down, would love to connect with my dad's Army buddies.We have several photo's that I would share with my dad's Army buddies!

Keywords: Looking for my fathers Army buddies - Frank O'Brien of Chicago, Nick, Ziggy, Al, Harry, Ken, Jim, Cox, Little Joe, Mister Lencium, Croston and Rinetti who served in Korea in the 72nd Tank Battilion from August 27, 1951 to May 18, 1952. My father arrived in Qusan, then went to Wonju and joined the 72nd Tank Battilion near Inju, went south of Yangu, then north of Yangu and Hearbreak Ridge! He then went in the reserve on Nov 1, 1951 then moved to central front in December 1951 near Kumwha and Chor-Won from there moved North of Inju on Eastern fron and then rotated.


Entry: 72573
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
A SPECIAL THANK YOU

STEVE BLALOCK wrote on November 28, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: A special thanks to Ed Stuczko, son of SGT. Edward J Stuczko. Our fathers served together as tank commanders, Company B, 72nd Tank, Chorwon Korea 1952. Ed contacted me with information on the service of both our fathers. Thank You Ed.

Keywords: Company B, 72nd Tank Battalion, Chorwon Korea, 1952


Entry: 72126
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
ASSISTANCE -ANYONE SERVED WITH SGT HAASE

WILLIAM HAASE wrote on October 29, 2009


City and State: SOAP LAKE WA

Unit: A CO., 72ND TANKS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who can support my VA claim, that I was injured when knocked off a tank, while unit was pulling back in Dec 1950.

Keywords: Elmer Moon, Lt. Cook, John Latone, John Pletro. Dec 1950 while falling back on central front.


Entry: 70661
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
SGT. EDWARD STUCZKO

EDWARD STUCZKO JR. wrote on June 22, 2009


City and State: OXFORD MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father passed away in 1994, and I was recently given a photo album from Korean War with his service records. Are there any veterans out there who served with him from 1950-1952 in Co. B. He was a tanker sergeant and was in 5 campaigns. He never really discussed the war, but when asked would simply say that it was "cold". I still miss him, and his humor, very much.
Thank you.


Keywords: Company B (BULLDOG) 72nd Tank Battalion


Entry: 70656
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS' OF CCO 2ND/72ND TANK BATTALION 51-54 KOREA

AGUSTIN ARROYO wrote on June 21, 2009


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: CCO 2/72ND TANK BATTLION 2ND INF 51-54 KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: MY FATHER, IS LOOKING FOR ANY ONE THAT WAS THERE WITH HIM.I REMEMBER SOME OF THE STORIES HE TOLD US.I'M ALSO VETERAN.HIS ADDRESS THEN WAS Cco 72nd TANK BATTALION SAN FRANCISCO APO248,HE TOLD ME TODAY.I GUESS HE WANTS TO SEE IF ANYONE IS STILL OUT THERE.

Keywords: SATIONED @ FOOT OF WHITE HORSE.


Entry: 69823
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
LOOKING FOR VETS OF CO. C 72ND TANK BATTALION MEMBERS

JOHN BRANSON wrote on April 10, 2009


City and State: CRAWFORDSVILLE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: my dad served as a tank driver i believe during 51-52 in co. c 72nd tank battalion. i have several pictures with some of his friends during that time. dad didnt like talking about it. email me if you were in the same outfit as my dad or if you remember him. his name is oscar branson from kentucky.


Entry: 69419
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
2/72ND ARMOR 84-86

MIKE MCMILLAN wrote on March 8, 2009


City and State: EAGLE POINT OR

Unit: COMPANY A 2/72

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: November 1984: Three North Korean soldiers and one South Korean soldier die, and one American soldier is wounded during the firefight that erupted when a North Korean security detail chased a defecting Soviet citizen across the MDL into the southern-controlled sector of the Joint Security Area.
REF>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_border_incidents_involving_North_Korea#1980s 


I was in Korea for a time as a young man. The people were friendly if not contrite. I didn't know the history of my unit at the time but it was an honored one. I would say that it is still so today. Men and women that came before me and those that came after served with esprit de corps and dedication to duty, honor and defense. Young and old, Officer and Enlisted 11B (Grunt) to supply.

I was there the day That Pvt. Thomas Dean ran and jumped over the line to bring back a wounded man. Actually I was the SOG. Dean did so even after being ordered not to. He was a hero that day (I was pissed at him then). Yet there is little or no mention of his act. There are many stories of bravery, valor and selflessness throughout military history. Tom Deans is just another small but important act that American servicemen do every day (more so today in Iraq) that go unrecognized because of the current political climate what ever it may be.

BTW and .Tom was eventually honored and and .I got an AR15, something about having unauthorized equipment at the border (night vision, .50cal ammo, 5.56mm, TS-HH). Who cares we won the day.

To those of you looking for info on men or women that served in past wars, past occupations or current occupations, you may never know the whole truth. However, remember this, men or women that served in spots like this are and have always been dedicated to being professional, diligent soldiers. (Abu Grab aside


Keywords: Lookup in wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_border_incidents_involving_North_Korea#1980s



Entry: 68616
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
2-72ND TANK BATTALION- CAMP BEARD 66-68

CHAD POWELL wrote on January 10, 2009


City and State: ALMA AR

Unit: 2-72ND TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for people who served with my dad (Paul Powell) at Camp Beard. He was with HHC 272nd from roughly 1966-68. He's still kicking, but computer illiterate.

Keywords: Camp Beard, 2-72 Tank Battalion


Entry: 66277
72ND MEDIUM TANK BN
72ND TANK BTN. CO. C MAY 28, 1951

AVIS YVONNE GRANT-KUUTTILA wrote on June 29, 2008


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: CO C

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for Bob and Jane (?) of Mt. Pleasant MI and Michigan State College, class of '50,our husbands shipped out to Korea in October 1950. You knew the third Lt. who was with Harold when his tank was hit.....I would like to hear from any of you. PLEASE RESPOND.

Keywords: Task Force Zebra, Hill 914,



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