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Entry: 59948
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
RECON PLT.,73RD TK. BN. - 1950-51

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on February 7, 2007


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: HQ.- SER. CO.,73RD HVY. TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We lost some good soldiers in Korea.
Contact me for reunion information.


Keywords: Pusan Peremeter,Inchon Landing,North Korea, Rices Raiders, Chinese Spring Offensive.
Coldest winter on record at that time-1950-51.



Entry: 59396
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
SERVED 50-52 73RD HTB

FRANK (FRANCIS) BYRNE wrote on December 23, 2006


City and State: ROBBINS NC

Unit: BAKER CO 73RD HTB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with my Dad, Frank Byrne in Korea from 50-52. He is now 78 yrs old and doesn't want to remember much. The thing that he talks about is loosing his Company Commander Cpt. Harold Beavers. Anyone that served with him please let me know

Keywords:


Entry: 58457
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
FEB 1952 TO DEC 1952

RICHARD ( DICK) SHERMAN wrote on August 12, 2006


City and State: BRIDGEPORT CT

Unit: C COMPANY 73 TANK BATL.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: JUST WONDERING IF ANY OLD BUDDIES ARE STILL AROUND

Keywords:


Entry: 58179
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES WHO SERVED IN 52 TO 53

IGNACIO ANDRADE SR. wrote on July 22, 2006


City and State: MUNDAY TX

Unit: CO.C.73RD.TK.BAT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: i was in porkshop hill and white hores hill allso we landed in Inchon would like to hear from any boady that served at that time


Entry: 57989
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
M26 PERSHING MARKINGS

MILAN VINS wrote on July 6, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Dear Sirs, I look for any info or reference photo about "tiger" markings used on M26s during Korean War.
I just have found Shermans, Chafees and Pattons but no any M26s. Please help if you can.
Thanks
Milan
http://www.smallscaleav.com


Keywords: Operation Ripper


Entry: 57327
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73D MED TK BATT, CPL CHARLES W. COSSABOON

WILLIAM N. SIMPKINS SR. wrote on May 26, 2006


City and State: ARLINGTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Like to talk to anyone who served with Cpl Charles W. Cossaboon a member of the 73d Medium Tank Batt, 7th Inf Div. On Feb 7, 1953 he died of carbon monoxide poisoning accidently ocurred from sitiing over an engine of a tank retriever in North Korea.

Keywords: C Co, 73d Medium Tank Battalion


Entry: 57149
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
2007, 73RD TANKERS REUNION # 11

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on May 14, 2006


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We are having our 11th reunion for all members of the 73rd ,1947 to present,at Louisville, KY. on the 14th to 18th of May,2007,God willing.For more information please contact me by phone or E-Mail or at the address
on this notice. If you know of any other members of this unit, please let them know also.


Keywords: Served in 73rd Tank Bn. in Korea Aug. 1950 - 51.Involved in Battalion Reconnaissance missions from Pusan to Hamhung and participated in the Inchon Landing. I learned every wagon trail from South to North. Hills names meant very little. Light tank driver (M-24/Chaffee Tank),fast little bugger.


Entry: 57050
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
LLOOKING FOR COMRADES

ROBERT (BOB) DANIELL wrote on May 7, 2006


City and State: METTER. GA FG

Unit: COMPANY B., 73RD TANK BATALLION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served from Dec. 1953 to April 1955. Was TDY from Feb.
1954 for 9 months with USAF at Chunchon AFB


Keywords: I was platoon leader and my tank was named "BEAUTIFUL
JO'.



Entry: 56070
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
NEED INFO ON HIRAM BAKER

HIRAM BAKER wrote on March 2, 2006


City and State: KRYPTON KY

Unit: C COMPANY 73RD TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My name is Les Merrill. I need to hear from anyone who served with Hiram Baker in C company 73rd Tank Bn in Korea from August 1950 to 1951. I am helping him to get veteran benefits as he is in poor health and needs complete health care from VA.

Keywords: Baby Baker Inchon Pusan breakout Suwon airstrip
Bowling Alley Porkchop Hill



Entry: 54676
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
REACTIVATION OF THE 73RD

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on December 15, 2005


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The 73rd Tank Bn.,later the 73rd Armor Regt.,is now being reactivated at Ft. Bragg ,NC.as part of the 82nd
Airborne Div. as the Division's new Cavalry (RSTA)
Squadrons. RSTA stands for Reconnaissance,Surveillance,
and Target Acquisition. This is part of the Army's
transition to self sustaining Brigade Combat Teams
(BCTs).
They are in the process of standing up two Squadrons,
5-73 Cav.and 1-73 Cav.Two other Squadrons will be stood
up later,3-73 and 4-73 Cav..They have adopted the 73rd
crest and motto"Honor,Fidelity,Courage".The ceremony
and dinner will be on Jan.5th,starting at 05:30 PM.


Keywords: Korean War Aug.,1950 to June,1951


Entry: 53839
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

FRANK J. TAYLOR SR. wrote on October 30, 2005


City and State: CHEROKEE NC

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION CO B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served with the 73rd Aug 1950-Nov.1951
Started from Ft Benning, GA, went to Japan for a stop then on to Korea. Landed at Pusan, went to Pohang back to Pusan then to Inchon, on LST's. From Inchon went to Seoul went to Suwan and took the airstrip. Went back to Inchon,then to Pusan on LST. In Nov '50 from Pusan went to Hungnam then went to Hamhung. Went North then back to Pusan on French Freighter. Then went to Taegu. From there some went to 7th HQ to pull recon for them and then back to Puson. Rode trucks to 7th div. HQ. Back to Taegu then to Pusan. On LST went to Inchon then to Imjin River. Came back to Inchon got on ship, went to Japan and then came home to USA.


Keywords: Tank Name: Beetle Bomb
Tank 41
Friends: Galloway,Lollifin(?),codley from boston,
tkazhe(?)-gunner on tank
Look for anyone that might remember me.
Currently retired, living in Cherokee, NC.



Entry: 53378
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
TRYING TO FIND ANY BUDY FROM CO.C 73RD. TK. BAT.

IGNACIO ANDRADE SR. wrote on October 1, 2005


City and State: MUNDAY TX

Unit: CO.C.73RD.TK.BAT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: would like to here from any one who serve in korea from 52 to 53 may god bless you all who serve

Keywords: old boldy pork chop hill white horse hill


Entry: 52351
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73RD TANK, JERRY A SUNDBERG

DAVID SUNDBERG wrote on July 30, 2005


City and State: NEW YORK NY

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information about my father and his service in Korea.
Would be honored to correspond with anyone who knew served with
him. Thank you.


Keywords: 73rd Tank, Jerry A Sundberg


Entry: 50539
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73RD TANKERS ASSOCIATION

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on April 30, 2005


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The coldest winter I ever spent and hope I will never
see it again.


Keywords: In Korea from Aug. 8th,1950 to June, 1951 From Pusan
peremeter ,Inchon landing, North Korea, then from
Pusan back to north of Souel before rotating back to the States in June ,1951.Went as Sgt.Tank Driver and
returned as a Sgt. Tank driver.



Entry: 49759
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
BUDDIES OF CLAYDEAN LEWIS

JILL BUFFIE wrote on March 24, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi. My Dad, Claydean(Clay) Virgil Lewis, doesn't talk about the war too much but I would love to hear stories that he's too proud to tell. He mentioned being in a tank one time that hit a bump while he was reading a comic book and cut open his forehead. People always ask him about the scar. Anyway, he is African American, from Memphis and loooooves to smoke. If you remember him, please contact me by e-mail.

Keywords: "Clay" tank driver


Entry: 49662
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
HQ/C 73RD 7TH INFANTRY

RAUL CABAN wrote on March 20, 2005


City and State: BUENA PARK CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS "poncho" from 1950 to 1952 my father was in a tank with a cute barbie babie name on the side of it named


Entry: 49660
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
HQ/C 73RD 7TH INFANTRY

RAUL CABAN wrote on March 20, 2005


City and State: BUENA PARK CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS "poncho" from 1950 to 1952


Entry: 49401
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MY PAPA

TYLER STALMACH wrote on March 6, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: he was a radio apporater in the war and no lives in a nice area and has a wike three kids and 5 grand children and he is my papa and i loe him


Entry: 49255
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
CRESTS WANTED

JACK (GIACOMO) ACCURSO wrote on February 27, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I SERVED IN KOREA FROM 1954-1956, 73RD. TK. BATTALION, 7TH.DIV. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR YEARS TO FIND THE BATTALION CRESTS I MISPLACED YEARS AGO. WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP OR DIRECTION. I WAS COMMUICATION IN CO "C" AT THAT TIME, THANKS

Keywords: greonimo


Entry: 48335
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MORRIS BOSTIC

MORRIS BOSTIC wrote on January 23, 2005


City and State:

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served in the 73rd in korea 1949 - 1951

Keywords:


Entry: 48291
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
7TH INFANTRY DIV. 73RD TANK BAT. RECON 51-53

LESLIE (JACK) FROST wrote on January 21, 2005


City and State: FRESNO CA

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY DIV. 73RD TANK BAT RECON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad does not want to remember much about Korea, but I thought it might be good for him to have some buddies contact him...IF any remember dad. He is a member of the Local VFW in Clovis, CA. and is still getting around very well at the age of 71. You can e-mail at the address provided if you know who my dad is, and want to contact him. He was also in Japan, Alaska, and finished in Kentucky before getting discharged in 1959, and then meeting my mother.
Thanks for any help.

Son of VFW,
Randy Frost


Keywords: Recon in the 73rd Tank Bat in Korea during 51-53.
Near PorkChop Hill at one time. Dad's name is Leslie R. Frost also known as "Jack" Frost



Entry: 47620
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
RECON PLT, MERRY XMAS TO ALL

CURTIS J. BANKER wrote on December 20, 2004


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: On behalf of our organization , I wish everyone who has served our country a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year, including Ted and Hal.

Keywords: In Korea fron Aug.,1950 to June,1951.
President of 73rd Tankers Association,1996 to present.



Entry: 47042
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
KOREA VET 2ND DIV. TRANSFER TO 73RD TANK BN.

DONALD ARIOLA wrote on November 23, 2004


City and State: CENTRAL SQUARE NY

Unit: HQ,S CO. 73RD TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: dont remember much,got cyst on end of spine
from bumpy road,s, took lot,s a.p.cs.for pain
rotated back to states in 54.
spent 1st 6 mo,s w/ 2nd div. around chor-won
valley


Keywords: It,s been a long time,drove deace and 1\2 back and
forth w/ supplies to bn.



Entry: 46361
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
ALL FORMER AND PRESENT 73RD TANKERS

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on October 18, 2004


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to see all members of this organization , who served at any time, War or Cold War,attend our reunions and see some of your old comrads again. That is my purpose in starting this organization. We presently have members from 1947 to now ( some are still serving).Please contact me at the above address.
Curtis Banker


Keywords: In Korea from August 7th , 1950 to middle of June
1951.



Entry: 45813
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
JAMES ESLICK

DESIREE ESLICK wrote on September 14, 2004


City and State: SWEDESBORO NJ

Unit: 73RD TANK BATALLION, RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying tp find information for my husband about his deceased father James B. Eslick. All I know is he served in the Korean War in the 73rd Tank Batallion in the Reconnaisance Platoon. This information was found on a letter of commendation signed by Lyle E. Barnes. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 44413
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
GLADE WILLIAMS

FRED WILLIAMS wrote on July 12, 2004


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: BATTALION SUPPLY 73RD TANK BATTALION 1952-53

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Wondering any of you guys remember my Dad Glade Walter Williams. He was in Korea in 1952 and 1953. I know he was driving a truck as I have copy of a comendation for delivering supplies to the front lines under fire. Commendations are signed by Lt. Col. John H. Gibson, and 1st Lt. Williams G. Hill. Dad went by the nickname of Spade at times. He passed away in 1973 before I got much of a chance to hear the stories of his 21 year military career. My sister, and I have some great photos of him with buddies in Korea
Thanks Fred


Keywords: 73rd Tank Batallion, supply, Sergeant


Entry: 44412
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
GLADE WILLIAMS

FRED WILLIAMS wrote on July 12, 2004


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: BATTALION SUPPLY 73RD TANK BATTALION 1952-53

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Wondering any of you guys remember my Dad. He was in Korea in 1952 and 1953. I know he was driving a truck as I have copy of a comendation for delivering supplies to the front lines under fire. Commendations are signed by Lt. Col. John H. Gibson, and 1st Lt. Williams G. Hill. Dad went by the nickname of Spade at times. He passed away in 1973 before I got much of a chance to hear the stories of his 21 year military career. My sister, and I have some great photos of him with buddies in Korea
Thanks Fred


Keywords: 73rd Tank Batallion, supply, Sergeant


Entry: 44401
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
HQ AND HQ CO 73RD TK BN (TANK PLT)

FRITZ WEBB wrote on July 11, 2004


City and State: NOLANVILLE TX

Unit: HQ - HQ CO 73RD HVY TK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for any one who remembers me while I was assigned to Col. Hannah Tank from Jul 1950 to Jun 1951

Keywords:


Entry: 43526
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
OLD SOLIDERS

JAMES F. HAYES SR. wrote on June 4, 2004


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: HQ CO 73TH TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to hear from anyone that was in this unit the same time I was God Bless you and the men women in the service today.

Keywords: I took care of the generators 1956-1957


Entry: 43466
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MYRON JOHNSTONE

TOM JOHNSTONE wrote on June 2, 2004


City and State: IA

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Cptn. Myron Johnstone, served in Korea beginning on July 15, 1950. He is now deceased and I'm wondering if anyone out there remembers him. I'd sure like to hear from you. Thanks.

Keywords: Nickname Johnny. "Bowling Alley" action. Amphibious landings at Inchon and Hungnam.


Entry: 42854
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR BOBBY YOUNG AND DANIEL LANTZ

JOHN WAYCASTER SR. wrote on May 6, 2004


City and State: ELIZABETHTON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I AM TRYING TO LOCATE TWO OF MY ARMY BUDDIES. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION IT WILL GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU, JOHN

Keywords:


Entry: 41351
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION

CHRIS CHANEY wrote on February 29, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather's name is Marshall Chaney. He was in the 73rd heavy tank battalion from july 1950 to October 1951. We have recently been discussing the Korean war and I thought it would be nice to locate some of his friends from there. If anyone would like to contact me or my grandfather you can send an e-mail to chris_p_chaney@yahoo.com.

Keywords:


Entry: 40862
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73D TANK BATTALION 56-58

GARY SCHREIBER wrote on February 13, 2004


City and State: GLENVILLE MN

Unit: CO ??? 73D TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: For the life of me I cannot remember which Company I was in. I am going to search old records to help remember. I can only recall our Company Commander Captain Bell. Other names escape me but if someone give me names I'd probably remember. I arrived in Nov. 56 and left in Feb. 58. We were in Butler bldgs. Not a real fun place but had some good friends that I completely lost contact with when I left. I came across one this year on another web site that was not in the 73d. He and another friend of mine were in the 52nd Signal Bn, I Corps,Camp Red Cloud, in Uijongbu (may be wrong spelling but pronounced wee'shon'boo) South of Seoul. Ray Anderson and Cliff Mecklenburg. Cliff is the one I found I visited them once and they visited me once. I started as a Loader, moved to Dispatcher and spent the last month in the Security Personnel Platoon. The spot they put you as a short-timer before you left. Don't remember what are duties were and didn't much care since we would be going home in 30 days or less. Now looking for reminders and old buddies.

Keywords:


Entry: 40580
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
1950-51

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on February 5, 2004


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: -3RD HEAVY TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Does anyone know what happened to the following Officers of the 73rd.:
Col. Hannum
Col. Duff Green
Lt. Ahearn
Lt. Van Sant
Any of the other Officers that were in the unit during the Korean War.Would like to hear from them.
dmbanker-curtis@northnet.org.


Keywords: 73rd Heavy Tank Bn.,Korea-1950-1951


Entry: 38966
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
RECON PLT 8/50

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on December 5, 2003


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to ask all Veterans to please let your loved ones know who-what-when and where you served so they can pass this information down to future members of the family. It does not take much effort to do this. If you can't talk about your experiences, then get a tape recorder or type it out. God bless you all.
Curtis Banker- Veteran of WWII and Korea.


Keywords: In Korea from 8 August,1950 to June,1951.


Entry: 38743
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73RD BATTALION MAINTENANCE

DONALD MUELLER wrote on November 27, 2003


City and State: WOODSTOCK IL

Unit: 7TH DIV,73RD TANK BN ,BATTALION MAINTANCE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Like to hear from buddies from Battalion Maintenance where I was Motor Sgt. 53-54

Keywords: 73rd Tank BN ,Battalion Maintenance Squad


Entry: 38742
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MAINT AT BN 53-54

DONALD MUELLER wrote on November 27, 2003


City and State: WOODSTOCK IL

Unit: 7TH DIV,73RD TANK BN ,BATTALION MAINTANCE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from fellow members of Battalion Maintenance 53-54 where I was Motor Sgt.

Keywords: 73rd Tank BN, Battalion Maintenance Unit 53-54


Entry: 37916
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
TANK: THE BALLERINA, INFO NEEDED

JAN WRIGHT wrote on October 30, 2003


City and State: FT. RUCKER AL

Unit: 72ND HVY TANK BATT.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: He is alive and wanting to contact others who may have known him during the war. he played cards, was in his tank called the ballerina, and had a very close south korean friend. he was from n.j, and still resides on the east coast. any info would greatly be appreciated.

Keywords: ballerina


Entry: 37775
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
SEARCH FOR DAD'S FRIENDS

BOB BANKS wrote on October 25, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Everett Banks, served in the Korean War.
He had his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. and
then was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He left
Ft. Benning for Korea in July, 1950. He served in
the 73rd Heavy Tank Battalion. Dad is going thru
a sick spell and he would really enjoy hearing from any of his former army buddies. Contact me at banksboblee@.com or it might be better to write Dad at: Everett Banks, 4665 Highway 7 south, Letcher, Ky. 41832 - God Bless YOu


Keywords: 73rd heavy tank bn.


Entry: 37575
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
TANK NAMED BALLERINA - PORKCHOP HILL -

BEVERLY SANTANA wrote on October 14, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: need information for my dad. if anyone can help i would appreciate it.

Keywords: Dad was Sgt of tank named the BALLERINA. Jerry Santana
outfit was placed wherever a tank was needed
went up pork chop hill at least 4 times
very proud of my dad, and all veterans who served with american pride thank you GOD BLESS



Entry: 36112
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
UNIT ASSOC

CURTIS J. BANKER SR. wrote on August 7, 2003


City and State: SCHUYLER FALLS NY

Unit: 73RD HEAVY TANK BATTALION RECON. PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We have had 7 reunions and are growing in members.
Contact me for more information.


Keywords: Looking for all members of the 73rd Tk. Bn. or 73rd Armor that served between 1947 and May 1997
to join our Association.



Entry: 36047
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
DOG CO 73RD. TANK BN. KOREA 54/56

VICTOR S. CAPRONI wrote on August 4, 2003


City and State: CINTI OH

Unit: 73RD.TANK BN. D CO. 3RD. PT. TANK #35

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: love to hear from any body ------started out as
co. com. jeep dr. untile I Sunk it hood in the river, demoted ast. tank dr!!


Keywords: tank #35 had daniel boone painted on it's side


Entry: 35518
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
JACK HOWARD MANSKA

JACK MANSKA wrote on July 15, 2003


City and State: SOUTHGATE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who can assist with info on my Grandfather Jack Howard Manska. In 1951-57, he was in the 196th Infantry Alaska, and the 73rd tank battalion, 7th Division in Korea. He then went to Fort Bragg 7th and 77th Special Forces. He retired in 1961 Major Airborne Infantry and was employed by the C.I.A untill 1973 serving in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

Thanks Jack Howard Manska (grandson).


Keywords: Darby's Rangers 1st, 3rd, 4th Battalion. 16th infantry regiment, 1st division winter 44-45. Camp Carson 14th and 38th infantry , 196th infantry alaska 73rd tank battalion, 7th division korea 7th and 77th special forces c.i.a.


Entry: 35055
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
WEB SITE

STEVEN GLAZIER wrote on June 23, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: We have recently put together a web site to commemorate those who severed in the 73rd Armor. Please visit: http://www.73rdArmorAssoc.org

If you have photos or other things that might be nice to add to the site, please let me know


Keywords:


Entry: 33849
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
LOOKING FOR ORPHAN BOY

DOYLE PARMAN wrote on April 26, 2003


City and State: GRANT CITY MO

Unit: 73RD TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Don Morin is a friend from Allendale MO who was in 73rd Tank Bn. He asked me to find the orphan boy named Hum Shon Lee that the 73rd adopted....does anyone remember anything about this? Doyle Parman, 2nd Div. M Co, Korea Dec '50-Aug '51. I'm happy to have a friend close by that was there.

Keywords:


Entry: 33419
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
C BATTERY 73RD ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION COMBAT COMMAND B

VERNON WILLIE wrote on April 5, 2003


City and State: PIGGOTT AR

Unit: 73RD ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION !ST ARMORED

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would like to get in contact with any who knows of the whereabouts of the men my father served with. There are still 3 from our home town of Piggott, Ar. living. My father would like to here from some others he served with in 1953.

Keywords: June 13, 1953 picture was taken of group (file no. 1384) C Battery 73rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion Combat Command "B" 1st Armored Division Fort Hood, Texas



Entry: 32534
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MY DAD

JEFF DU MONT wrote on March 6, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I've been looking for info on the unit my dad (Atrhur Du Mont) served with while in Korea. Finally, found one but it's too late for him (he passed away 23 Jan 03). He never talked much about Korea except about a can of beans he put in the exhaust of his tank and it splattered someone behind him. I'd be interested in any stories or other info someone may have on or about him. I also have his citation for a Purple Heart he recieved. I'm proud of what he did and as an active duty member know some of what it's like. I've even been stationed in Korea- not even CLOSE to what my dad remembered. I took a video of the surrounding area and he was amazed at the difference. Thanks

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Entry: 28794
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MEMBER 73D TANK BN, 1950-1951

HERMAN HAYS wrote on October 11, 2002


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE NC

Unit: A-CO,73D,TANK,BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

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Entry: 28303
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
MY DAD, CAPT. HAROLD BEAVERS

LINDA R. CARLSON wrote on September 16, 2002


City and State: GLENDALE CA

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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my dad, Capt. Harold Beavers who was tank commander of the 73rd armored division Company B, I was 3 years old when he was killed at Suwan and do not remember him. I would be pleased to hear from all. Thanks, Linda Beavers Carlson

Keywords: July 1950 to Sept.50


Entry: 24944
73RD HEAVY TANK BN
73RD TANK BATTALION/7TH INFANTRY DIVISION

RICK BACIK wrote on April 24, 2002


City and State: ARDMORE CA

Unit: 73RD TANK

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my Dad Bob Bacik was Sfc Gunner on tank #23- he remembers Inchon,Kumwha valley,Wachon Valley. He Supported(he thinks )the 7th and 2nd Divisions as a member of the 73rd tank battalion. He went to the front twice between 52 and 53. He said the tanks were twin cads not diesel and they could fly! Also remembers fighting alongside the Ethiopians. Got Discharged before t-bone.

Keywords: Remembers Milo Barkley Jr., Nelson Bauser, Ralph Defranco, Bo Tittles, Fred Johnson,LLoyd Doomaday,Thodore Chin(driver),Sal Fusco.He also remembers the tank commander but only as spike (kia July 3rd,52. God Bless America and everybody who fought for our great country!



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