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Entry: 89815
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
KUMJON-NI

LARRY LABOUNTY wrote on October 18, 2014


City and State: PAINESVILLE OH

Unit: 7TH DIVARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for folks who served during my time...

Keywords:


Entry: 89728
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
FRIEND

TAMARAH ELLEN wrote on October 1, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 1ST BATALLION 79TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for LTC Robert A. Garber of 1st Batallion, 79th Artillery, Korea 1968

Keywords:


Entry: 89549
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR PERSONIAL

MICHAEL STOFFAL wrote on August 22, 2014


City and State: RICHFIELD ID

Unit: 6TH BATALLION 80TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am Sgt. E-5 Michael stoffal that served with the 6th battalion 80th Artillery in South Korea 1from Sept. 1968 to Nov. 1969. I al looking for anyone that was there at that time. I am working on a claim for agent orang, and would like any help I can get. You can contact me at michaelstoffal@yahoo.com, or call me at 208-316-8972, or write me at 892 East 820 North Richfield, Idaho 83349. Thanks for any and all help Sgt. Michael Stoffal

Keywords:


Entry: 89219
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
KOREA 1954 - 1956

JOHN PERRY POOLE wrote on June 23, 2014


City and State: SUMTER SC

Unit: 7TH DIV. 49TH FA SERVICE CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I went over in Dec. 1954 and Came home in June 1956. I served as Batallion Parts Spcialist in the 7th Div. 49th Field Artelery Service Co.

Keywords: Went over on the General Mitchell 1954 and came home June 1856 on the General Patrick.


Entry: 89203
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MECHANIC

ROBERT BEATTY wrote on June 20, 2014


City and State: SAYBROOK IL

Unit: HQ& HQ 7TH DIV ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to correspond with anyone who remembers me while I was in Korea form 1959-60. I was a mechanic in the motor pool.I don't remember a lot , my Dad died while I was there went home then came back to finish my tour of duty there. I think Lt White was our motor officer, Smitty was one of the guys in our motor pool, also I remember a gate guard whose mane was something like Guartney, we were south of Cc #1 also we had a small village out of our gate a short distance. Another guy from Ak, our First Sargent was Flemming, don't remember CC. Thanks, hope someone remembers something.

Keywords:


Entry: 87555
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED AT MCDONALD BARRACKS 1966

GARY MORSE SR. wrote on November 5, 2013


City and State: ATCO NJ

Unit: HQS, 7TH DIV. ARTY.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SERVED WITH ME .

Keywords: SSG SWEATMAN


Entry: 86457
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
HEADQUARTERS BATTERY,4TH BN 76TH ARTELLERY

JOHN NEWBOLD wrote on June 8, 2013


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION, HQ BATTERY 4/76 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I John Newbold,Sergeant First Class US Army retired served with
the Headquaters Battery S-4 at compound k-4 and at Camp Casey from
1969 to 1970,also known as Battalion Supply. I was a Staff Sergeant
during this time period.



Keywords:


Entry: 85825
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIVARTY HQ 3 SECTION 1953-54

GENE DYCUS wrote on March 29, 2013


City and State: BELLA VISTA AR

Unit: HQTRS BAT 7TH DIV ARTY 3 SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Sid Sisco, George Benson, Dick Lemal,those who passed thru the
Commo tent,Bob Reynolds, Glen Suter,we had a group of 8 that
made the best of our situation.Suter said nobody knows what the
hose nose knows.. Speak beak , it never let up , morale was high
and all were counting the days. I was lucky enough to win my way
home on the all Army Far East Bowling Team. Something I'll never
forget.



Entry: 85824
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIVARTY HQ 3 SECTION 1953-54

GENE DYCUS wrote on March 29, 2013


City and State: BELLA VISTA AR

Unit: HQTRS BAT 7TH DIV ARTY 3 SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Sid Sisco, George Benson, Dick Lemal,those who passed thru the
Commo tent,Bob Reynolds, Glen Suter,we had a group of 8 that
made the best of our situation.Suter said nobody knows what the
hose nose knows.. Speak beak , it never let up , morale was high
and all were counting the days. I was lucky enough to win my way
home on the all Army Far East Bowling Team. Something I'll never
forget.



Entry: 85821
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY

HENRY CREECH wrote on March 28, 2013


City and State: COLCORD OK

Unit: 7DIVARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: seeking other soldiers from my unit I served from
06/15/1967 to 08/15/1968 please contact me or e-mail


Keywords:


Entry: 85752
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
HELP WANTED

JOED MILLER wrote on March 22, 2013


City and State: HAWAII VOLCANO PARK HI

Unit: FATHERS UNIT 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Aloha- My father passed away in 2004. He retired as
a Ltc. but in his dementia he told me a story that he
had turned down a promotion to 1 star due to issues
with his base commander at Ft. Dix. He also retired a
full tour in the reserves after. But my question is
in reference to his tour in Korea with the 5th RCT.
As a child I would play with his medls and take them
to school for show and tell. I know in the pile he
had 2 Bronze stars, a silver star as well as a Purple
heart. All of his medals disappeared after his
passing and no one will own up to taking them so I
applied at the VTRECS for copies. They sent me the
list they had but told me it may be incomplete due to
a huge fire that destroyed alot of veterans records
including mine. Dad had told me only a few things
about his service. One ofthem was being overrun by
the North from the other side of the river and having
alot od casualties all f which were his friends from
Pvt to Officers. He told me only that he had recieved
the heart but did not think he deserved it because he
only got a trew and trew on his ass-cheek (upper
thigh?) The Vtrecs tell me the only way to get his
medals reissued and his actions gaining him 2 bronze
stars keeping the com up and rearranging weapons to
push back the enemy. Does ANYONE have information on
the attack of the 17 and 18th of September attack on
Waegwan during which the newspaper article I have
states that my father personally directed the
emplacement of heavy weaponry while under heavy
trajectory fire. This was when my dad told me he
took a round in his ass as he said. But of course
he said it was nothing compared to the death all
around him and as is stated in his letters to mom
from Korea it was simply horrific. Without any
corroberation however the VTRECS will not replace any
medals he may have earned. Can anyone find a record
of the men who were shot and killed inthat fateful
battle? If so it would be of such great importance
to me as well as my brother and sisters to be able to
either find out that dad should indeed have the 2nd
bronze as well as the P. Heart or not. Please with
each passing day there are fewer survivers left of
the battle if any are left but we are hoping to find
someone who can verify that Captain Archibald S.
Miller indeed took a round on the 17th or 18th in
Waegwan. May God Bless you all for your service,
Rev. Joed Miller


Keywords: Captain Archibald S. Miller, Battle of Waegwan sept.
17th and 18th. KOrea



Entry: 85645
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MY DAD STATIONED THERE 1957-58

MIKE CHAPMAN wrote on March 4, 2013


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Am looking for information about Camp McDonald and
history of the Division from 1957-1959. My father,
Ethan Allen Chapman was stationed there as a colonel
but I know nothing about his career then or his time there.



Entry: 85480
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MCDONALD BARRACKS 1963-1964

GERRY HINES wrote on February 16, 2013


City and State: OREGON CITY OR

Unit: 7TH INF DIVE ARTILERY HEADQUARTERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served at McDonald barracks from Oct 1963 - Dec 1964.

Was Chaplains assistant for awhile there with Chaplain

Blount. Anyone remember and would like to chat let me

know.


Keywords: Chaplain, Blount, Correia, orphanage,


Entry: 85445
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
KOREA 63-64

ARTHUR RECHLICZ wrote on February 13, 2013


City and State: STURTEVANT WI

Unit: HQ--S-4

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Camp Knox 63-64


Entry: 85340
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIV ARTILLERY

HOMER STEWART wrote on January 29, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was Battery clerk from April 1969 to Jan 8 1970. If
any body would like to contact me please do so. Brown
or Bellio or Klien out there?? I have talked to
Dennis Renwick, Gordon Tuessy, and James blount.
Horner or Bell out there??


Keywords:


Entry: 84705
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIVISON 31ST ARTILLERY 1958-59

ALLEN MALTZMAN wrote on November 15, 2012


City and State: EAST BRUNSWICK NJ

Unit: HQ CO 7TH DIVISON 31ST ARTILERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 84412
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MCDONALD BARRACKS

GARY RASMUSSON wrote on October 12, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i was there 62/63 as a switckboard operator at
mcdonald barracks, gen stoll was our commander,
write with more in info. thanks ps i am from nd
thanks


Keywords: uss mitchell


Entry: 83218
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
ARMY VET

JAMES HIBBS wrote on May 31, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 7TH DIV/ARTY HQ HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1968-69 Motor Pool and S-4 Colnel Wilhem camp C/O
Like to hear from anyone from those days.


Keywords: Bolt,Heimbecker,Rogers,Wilburn,Sather,Yarlott,Stewart,
Marthe S-4



Entry: 82733
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIV, HQ CAMP CASEY MAY 63-MAR 64

RON MCFATE wrote on April 13, 2012


City and State: ELDRIDGE IA

Unit: 7TH INF. DIV., HQ CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We tested Ibm 407 computers for V.N., We worked in 4
vans that were the only air conditioned units on Camp
Casey. Jim Bishop was Staff Sar. like to hear from
anyone who was there?


Keywords: Wasalewski, mills, bishop, Jose G, Lt. Head, Tull,
Baker, Ito, Joe ?, Hans, the big german, Gary



Entry: 82392
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
HHB 7XF

MICHAEL ROGERS wrote on March 8, 2012


City and State: SEBRING FL

Unit: HHB 7XF APO 76251

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: SERVED WITH HHB. 7 TH DIV ARTY FROM 9-68 THROUGH 11- 69.
WORKED IN MOTOR POOL WITH SGT BIAS, MR. MOREHEAD AND MR
VOLKERS.INSPECT ALL THE BATTERIES DURING THE PRE CMMI
INSPECTIONS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM DIVARTY HQ
OR ANY OF THE BATALLIONS.


Keywords:


Entry: 80857
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MDDONALD BARRACKS 7 INF DIVARTY

DAVE FOGARTY wrote on October 31, 2011


City and State: MINERSVILLE PE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Anyone stationed at McDonald from 1962 to 1963. I was in
the personnel section at McDonald barracks with the 7th
Inf Divarty



Entry: 77329
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MEDIC 7TH DIVARTY HEADQUATERS

CHUCK WRIGHT wrote on January 2, 2011


City and State:

Unit: HDQ. 7TH DIVISION ARTILLARY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Medic looking for buddy Turner 1964

Keywords:


Entry: 71996
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
ANYONE WHO KNEW CLYDE EDWARD STAFFORD SR.

CLYDE EDWARD STAFFORD JR. wrote on October 18, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Korean War

7th Field Artillary Battalion



Entry: 70449
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR BUDDYS 1963-1964

JIM KEHOE wrote on June 5, 2009


City and State: WATERLOO IA

Unit: HQ HQ BARTY 7TH INF.DIV ARTY CAMP MCDONALD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Lots of good times, Como Platoon Wayne King and my self Rolled the Chief's brand new jeep. Pulled alot of gate guard duty. Gary Gardner Married Frenchie,my 2 best friends Jim Bell and Johnny Dodgen,Lee Kang Wong, house boy Yi Keho. If this rings a bell with someone give me a shout.

Keywords: Looking for friends,I served 1964-1965 Jim Bell John Dodgen Wayne King John Walker SSgt. McFearson Bill Bradbury Lee Kang Wong Yi Keho Charlie Waters


Entry: 62051
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIVARTY MCDONALD BARRACKS

LEONARD PERKINS wrote on August 22, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served with a bunch of great guys at McDonald Barracks in 1968. Would like to hear from anyone at that time. Turned 21 that year in Korea. Turned 60 this year. Had some good times and bad times but would not trade that experience for anything. Served as the DIVARTY Chemical
staff officer under Col. James Bates. Take care. Dale Perkins


Keywords: Bates, Bullen, Bolt, Funk, Greer ,Horner, Morehead, Nordstrom, Heimbecker, Williams.


Entry: 60319
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
KUMJONI, 1962-1963

BOB PEGRAM JR. wrote on March 11, 2007


City and State: N. MYRTLE BEACH SC

Unit: HQ 7TH. DIV. ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for guys I was Stationed with.I drove the CG
for 7th. DivArty, Brig. Gen. Justin Stoll.


Keywords: McDonald Barracks, Kumjoni,Korea March 1962-April 1963


Entry: 60095
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR BUDDY'S,6/80TH ARTY, 7TH DIVISION CAMP KNOX,MICKEYMOUSE CORNER'S.

THOMAS BYCZYNSKI SR. wrote on February 22, 2007


City and State: FENTON MI

Unit: HQ 6THBATTALION 80THARTY,7TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: This is SKI Just Looking for some old buddie's.Just call or email

Keywords: Eddie G Rickman,Ronald G Staus,Camp Knox 1964-1965,Village of Pobwawnee,Nickname Mickey Mouse Corner's


Entry: 57889
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
REMBERING 1951-1953

IRVING ROSENBERG wrote on June 29, 2006


City and State: LITTLE NECK NY

Unit: HQ 7TH DIVISION ART.Y

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Those midnight runs to 7th Division HQ with the POR report. THe donuts at HQ 7th Division MP Windy Worthington was the baker ..over 55 years ago the donuts were the best after all the years. If I can contact him it will make my day. he was a police officer in St. Petesburg Fla.and for those donuts I thank you every day.

Keywords: TRIANGLE hILL PORK CHOP HILL


Entry: 51170
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY 1951-52

NELSON SULOUFF wrote on May 29, 2005


City and State: AZ

Unit: HQ - HQ BTRY, 7TH DIVARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Will enjoy E-mail contact with other members of our Hq Btry.

Each Army division in Korea rated a 2-star major general commanding, and
each division had a 1-star brigadier general commanding its artillery
headquarters. For the personnel in support of each division's artillery
headquarters there was a headquarters battery attached, normally
commanded by the rank of captain.

I was Chief of Section for 7th Div Arty Intelligence (S-2), so was in a
position at that time to learn quite a lot about the structure of the U.
S. Divisions. I'll try to recall what I can and perhaps help with what
you call "Order Of Battle."

Each division normally had three infantry regiments, each regiment
commanded by a full colonel. Each regiment had a field artillery
battalion (FA Bn) attached for direct support. These direct support
artillery battalions each had three artillery batteries (A, B, & C
batteries) with four 105mm guns per battery. For the 7th Division, these
105mm gun battalions were the 31st FA Bn, 48th FA Bn, and 49th FA Bn.
Each division also had a 155mm howitzer battalion with three batteries
of four howitzers each to provide general support across the division's
sector. For the 7th Div the 155mm howitzer battalion was the 57th FA Bn
(Bob Hammond was in 'A' Battery of the 57th FA Bn, 7th DivArty).


Keywords: Col. Wilhelmy, Major Rorick, Capt. Pontarelli, Lt. Nagao, Lt. Hergert, M/Sgt Yohn, Sgts Benson, Baker, Mottle


Entry: 48716
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH HOURGLASS DIVISION 1961-1962

JERRY WESTER wrote on February 5, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Jerry W. Wester served 1961 and 1962. Taught Target Detection and Firing Techniques with M-1 rifle. Hung around with Blake, Davis, Macdonald, Conklin, Kirk, Richardson, and others.

Keywords: Terrain Fire Committee


Entry: 48071
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
MELVIN LEON SPARKMAN 58\59 17TH INF ARTY

MELVIN SPARKMAN wrote on January 10, 2005


City and State: BIG SPRING TX

Unit: HQ -HQ CO.1STBG 17TH INF ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I HAD ONE FRIEND TERRY TOUNSEND ANOTHER NAMED BARNHART SOME MAY REMEMBER ME FOR PLAYING WITH C4 AS A BALL IN THE BARRACKS I DAY I CAM IN WITH ABOUT 3LBS THE WHOLE CREW LEFT.I HAD P CORD AROUND MY NECK

Keywords: TOWN NEXT TO BASE WAS MONSONI ON LARGE RIVER NEXT TO DMZ WE HAD A WHOREHOUSE ABOUT 15 MILES DOWN RIVER NAMED 5STAR WE WOULD GO THERE TO GET RIVER SAND TO PUT ON YARD AT BASE


Entry: 46564
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
INFO

RAY E. MASON SR. wrote on October 30, 2004


City and State: NATCHEZ MS

Unit: COM. A 7THDIV. 32 REG.,1TH SQ 3PATOON

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: IF ANYONE RECONIZE ME, I NEED HELP IN PROVING I FOUGHTIN THIS WAR. FLOYD SPENCER. WAS MY C.O.
IF YOU SERVE IN THIS PATOON PLEASE CONTACT AT EMAIL ADDRESS:
[dfk4491@aol.com] ARE CALL 1 601 445 5789 ASK FOR RAY MASON THANK YOU


Keywords: RAY MASON, 1ST SQ,7TH DIVION, 32 REG,COMPANY A, 3TH PATOON


Entry: 38508
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH TROY L. MILLER OF TEXAS

MARILYN LOPEZ wrote on November 19, 2003


City and State: WESLACO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for anyone who would know my father, Troy Lee Miller, of Texas, and served with him at any point in his military service.

Keywords: 7th Infantry, Co F, 57 MM Section, 60 MM Section


Entry: 38499
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
DAD SEARCH FOR OLD ARMY BUDDY

JODY ENGLER wrote on November 18, 2003


City and State: BARRETT MN

Unit: 7TH DEVISION ARTILERY COMMAND VECHIAL MAINTANCE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to help my dad find one of his Army buddies. My dad's name is John S. Oberg and he served in the 7th devision 8th artillery command veichal maintenace in Korea in the mid 50's. He was a specialist first class.
My dad is looking for Jacob R. Rendleman who at that time recided in NC and had two sons He was a sargent SFC.
If anyone has any information please e-mail me as this would mean the world to my dad he has been talking about him for as long as I can remember.
Thank you to anyone who can help.


Keywords: My dad was a specialist first class.


Entry: 37216
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIVARTY JUN 1951-MAY 1952

NELSON SULOUFF wrote on September 29, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 7TH DIVARTY INTELLIGENCE SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 37092
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY

SONJA K. EBERHART wrote on September 22, 2003


City and State: LOWELLVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: MY uncle James WIllison was listed MIA Dec. 2 1950 fighting at the Chosin R. Am anxious to hear from anyone that might have known him.

Keywords:


Entry: 37090
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY

SONJA K. EBERHART wrote on September 22, 2003


City and State: LOWELLVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who might have known my uncle James Willison. He was in the 32 INF RGT 7 INF DIV. No matter what the circumstances were I would like to hear anything.

Keywords:


Entry: 36626
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
BOURHILL

MICHELLE LEWIS wrote on August 31, 2003


City and State: MARGATE QL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Aim looking for a family member, the Bourhill family

Keywords:


Entry: 33371
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR GRANDPAS FRIENDS

AMBER ALFRED wrote on April 3, 2003


City and State: WESTON WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: If any one knows any thing about lt oran dale alfred please email me thank you and God bless

Keywords: all i know is he was in the 7th divison and was a lt in the koren war dureing the year of 1957


Entry: 31624
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
THE LAST OF THE LT'S

PATRICK PATTERSON wrote on January 31, 2003


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Out in July 70. They removed from ROK in April 71 back stateside. What happended to the NamePlates(our mailbox id's) each of us tacked onto the board as we prepared to rotate out?

Keywords: 7th Divarty, McDonald Barracks, Kumjoni,


Entry: 31165
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
KUMJON-NI

LARRY LA BOUNTY wrote on January 11, 2003


City and State: PAINESVILLE OH

Unit: 7TH DIVARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for people who may have been in 7th Divarty from 1961 to 1963. Also, I can't remember the name of camp....??? The headquarters then?

Keywords:


Entry: 27433
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT FATHER

JUDITH CORSON-GAMMEL wrote on August 6, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Father in 7th Div Hourglass (?) Cpl. Jesse S. Corson served in Korea, would like to hear from Comrades, and friends

Keywords:


Entry: 26754
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
BATTLEFIELD COMMISION 13-18 JULY 1953 SERVING WITH ROK CAPTIOL DIV ON BLOODY RIDGE AND STEEL RID

JOHN R. CARPENTER wrote on July 5, 2002


City and State: LA MESA CA

Unit: 7TH INF ART HQ TDY TO ROK CAPITOL DIV - IX CORP

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: COMMENTS: Subj: Korean War 1953 Bloody Ridge

I am researching combat action between the dates of 20 June 1953 to about 27 July 1953 by an American Provisional AA Battery on Bloody Ridge. Bloody Ridge was then controlled by the ROK Capitol Division on the left flank of the Kumsong salient in the ROK IX Corp area during the last Chinese military offensive.
PLEASE NOTE: This unit was under the direct control of 8th Army Command.

This Provisional Anti-Aircraft (AA) Battery was in support of the ROK Capitol Division just behind the main line of resistance in a bunker complex near a small airfield being constructed. They were testing battlefield radar in conjunction with AA weapons for groundfire against expected enemy action. Provisions to keep the equipment and operators out of enemy hands if over run had been made.

This group had come from Germany (most voluntered from the 26th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division and were at Erlangen before they shipped out) to combat test the battlefield radar and had entered the line in Korea on 15 May 1953. During the ChinCom offensive, and for about 14 days they were surrounded. This group of 28 American and some 180-190 ROK troops held off or interdicted several enemy Divisions. Only 14 Americans and less than 100 ROK survived this bloody battle in the bunker complex.

Cpl. (acting Sgt.) Richard L. Carpenter was given a battlefield promotion by radio to 2nd Lt. (and as a ROK Major) shortly after the group was isolated and cutoff on the third day after all above him were killed or seriously wounded. He rejected twice the enemy's offer of surrender and provided a forward communications to interdict enemy movement and resupply.

Second Lt. Carpenter repeatedly rebuilt the automatic weapons knocked out of action from parts, maintained radio contact with 8th Army Command, provided interdiction information and helped keep most of the battlefield radar units operational for most of the battle.
Even though wounded, he managed to maintain his position against several strong enemy attacks severely crippling enemy action and movement in the area along Bloody Ridge and the valley it overlooked. Only 14 of the 28 Americans survived after being reinforced by elements of the ROK 6th Infantry Division on the right flank then from elements of the 17th Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division from the left flank in the afternoon of 20 July 1953. This area was not secure until 24 June 1953.

Because the battlefield radar was rated "Top Secret" and the end of the hostilities not much has been documented on this action. The radar units in combination with .50 calibre (12.7 mm) machine guns (later dismounted) and 40 mm anti aircraft guns (knocked out early) disrupted many of the enemy attacks while they were forming up and attacking at night. Radio contact and observation of the valley roads at night by radar allowed friendly artillery to concentrate on the enemy supply and logestic units. This severely hindered the major enemy push. Air drops of batteries, medicine and ammo helped maintain the position.

The ChinCom wanted this position and the equipment it contained. They were attacked by Chinese field artillery and heavy artillery, bombed and straffed by Migs at least three times and assaulted by enemy ground troops repeatedly. Three offers of surrender were offered to the defenders. At least three major human wave attacks got close enough to engage in grenade and hand to hand combat. Artillery and automatic weapon fire aided by radar broke up most of the attacks before they could close.

Richard Carpenter is my father and I am slowly documenting the actions of his unit by historical records. As a side note, my father also engaged in long range sniping at distances of up to 2,500 yards (2280 meters) which took out several Chineese officers including at least one high ranking officer who had six body guards. This was done with a 32x power rifle scope drilled and tapped into a .50 calibre (12.7 mm) machine gun that was fired single shot.

Sincerely,

John R. Carpenter
5850 Yorkshire Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91942-2821
(619) 466-5735


Keywords: Bloody Ridge, Kumsong Salient,Steel line, ROK Capitol Division, Top Secret Battlefield Radar (in 1953!)
28 came from Erlangen, Germany 14 went home.
Battlefield commission to 2nd Lt - Richard Carpenter by radio by 8th Army Command
Quad 50, Twin 40s, Radar, Sniping with a .50



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REGARDING MY BROTHER RICHARD DEFREITAS

JIM DEFREITAS wrote on May 10, 2002


City and State: VERNON CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother was killed on Oct 15, 1952 near Kumhwa Korea. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who may have known him at the time or been with him at the time he was killed. I was 9 years old at the time. A soldier who was with him visited my parents and I in early '53, but I don't know his name.

Thanks,

Jim DeFreitas


Keywords: 7th Infantry Division


Entry: 21383
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DID ANYONE SERVE WITH...

ROBERT O'DWYER wrote on December 10, 2001


City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit: 2D MPBN, 2DFSSG, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm hoping to talk to anyone who may have served with my uncle, Michael DelPriore who I beleive served with the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division. He was from Brooklyn, NY and he passed away a few years ago. He was like a second father to me and he is a major reason I enlisted in the Marine Corps. I beleive he was a purple heart recipient but he never spoke much about what happened in Korea. Please contact me if you knew him. Thank you. SSgt Robert O'Dwyer

Keywords:


Entry: 20122
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LOOKING FOR DIV. INFO

BOB GUYAN wrote on October 24, 2001


City and State: YOUNGSTOWN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Can anyone tell me what division the 1/7 Field Artillary unit at Ft. Drum ( 10th Mountain) is in?
Thank-You


Keywords: 1/7 Field Artillary


Entry: 19233
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HAROLD LEVY MIA 12/1950 MED DET

FELICIA A. CARRUTHERS wrote on September 5, 2001


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit: 24TH INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Harold Levy,cpl, RA 12 322 637,US Army Med Det,7 Inf Div.Arty M.I.A. Dec 1950 Hagaru-Ri North Korea
Enlisted 5 May 49 New York city- Post Fort Dix,N.J.


Keywords:


Entry: 16454
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
LOOKING FOR KOREAN FRIENDS

JOHN OSBORN wrote on May 10, 2001


City and State: DUNMORE PA

Unit: 7TH DIV ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS - HQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Korean friends, S/Sgt Choi Ta Jun, nickname "Ted",and An chun Ri Koo, Both attached to the 7th Divarty in 1952, 53, near Tae Kwannie

Keywords: 7th Divarty radio operator,school in Chunchon,frienda, Bernard Potter, Koerans, An Chun Ri Koo, S/Sgt Choi Tai Jun


Entry: 14864
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US ARMY, KOREA, 7TH DIVARTY

JAMES PIHL wrote on February 7, 2001


City and State: WOODINVILLE WA

Unit: 7TH DIVARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 7TH DIVARTY

Keywords:


Entry: 13693
7TH DIVISION ARTILLERY HQ HQ BATTERY
7TH DIV. ARTY, HQT BTRY, 1960 TO 1961

BURT KENNEDY wrote on December 18, 2000


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: MET. SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for people who might have been there in 1960.

Keywords: Jim Clennan



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