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Entry: 88882
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SIDNEY ELDER

MATTHEW RAIRIGH wrote on May 12, 2014


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the grandson of PFC Sidney Elder. He was from western Pennsylvania. He served with the 7th Infantry Regiment in Korea. I dont know much about his service except he recieved 2 purple hearts. He later was a drill instructor at Ft. Polk Louisana where he was injuried in a jeep accident that put him out of the service. I am a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and would like to know of anyone who may have served with him or knew him.

Greatly Appreciated
Matthew Rairigh


Keywords:


Entry: 88601
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SFC ROY BEDDINGFIELD

BRIAN BEDDINGFIELD wrote on March 24, 2014


City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit: 3/31/7

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone who knew SFC Roy Beddingfield. he was an operations SGT at Chosin. wounded 12-2-50. Was with 3/31/7th infantry. have photos of him with Col. Ovenshine, just before they left japan for Korea. he was also at Pusan. He also became Sgt. Major of the 7th infantry in 1961. he is mentioned twice in the Changjin Journal. he passed away in 1982.

Keywords: Beddingfield ovenshine 3/31/7th chosin


Entry: 87436
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANY INFORAMATION--PLEASE

CARRIE GARRISON wrote on October 19, 2013


City and State: POTTSVILLE PA

Unit: 8TH ARMY 7TH DIVISION QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad passed away and I would love to learn more about his time

in the Army. I apologize if I get things wrong, but this is the

info I have--inducted Feb. 17 in either 52 or 53 in Fort Knox,

Ky. Then went on to Ft. Lee, Virginia for his advanced infantry

training for logistics (foodservice) then rode a ship named the

Marine something that took him to Korea, but he basically ended

up being a peacekeeper because in route the war ended. He was
originally from Salyersville, Ky., but spent most of his life in
Chelsea, Michigan. Thank you for your help.


Keywords: 8th Army 7th division Quartermaster food distribution


Entry: 86893
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
STAFF SGT. EUGENE T. KULP

JEREMY STANLEY wrote on August 2, 2013


City and State: EAST GREENVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My great uncle Eugene T. Kulp from Red Hill, PA just recently

passed and the family can not find much information on his

service, only photos and old newspaper clippings. We know he was

in the 7th Infantry Division (Regiment unknown) in Korea and

attained the rank of Staff Sgt and earned 5 bronze stars. The

family can not find his medals or discharge papers (he may have

threw them out but nobody knows for sure). Any information on

where and how to find/obtain his records/medals would be a great

help. Thank you.


Keywords: 7th Infantry Division service in Korea 50-52


Entry: 86763
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
7TH INFANTRY TANK SUPPORT

JAMES MCCULLOUGH wrote on July 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother was an armor crewman captured during the fight at

chosin reservoir I believe. His name was Donald (Don)

McCullough. He was assigned to the 7th division. Would love to

hear from anyone who knew him then. I am his brother. He passed

away many years ago, but as a Vietnam veteran myself I would

really love to get more info. He would not talk about his

experiences.


Keywords: Korean war chosin area americans captured


Entry: 86555
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WILLIAM FLAHERTY?

KATHLEEN FLAHERTY wrote on June 19, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may know my father William
Flaherty. I have limited information other than knowing he
fought in the Korean War and was part of 7th division, 32nd
Infantry. He was originally from Brooklyn NY and has a thick
Brooklyn accent. If you remember him and have any stories or
photos from your time together please reach out to me.
Thank you,
Kathleen


Keywords: Bill Flaherty


Entry: 86388
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LT. COL. DON CARLOS FAITH

BILL MATTINGLY wrote on May 31, 2013


City and State: OWENSBORO KY

Unit: A CO , 1ST. BATT. 32ND REGT. 7TH DIV

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I SERVED UNDER COL. FAITH FROM THE TIME I ENTERED THE 7TH DIV
AT CAMP HAUGEN JAPAN UNTIL HIS DEATH AT THE RESERVOIR. JUST
WANTED TO COMMENT ABOUT COL. FAITH AND HOPE SOME WAY HIS FAMILY
WILL GET THIS MESSAGE . COL FAITH WAS AWARDED THE HIGHEST HONOR
THE UNITED STATES MILITARY GIVES THEIR SOLDIERS ,I SAW FIRST
HANDED WHAT THE COL DID AND HE HIGHLY EARNED THAT AWARD . HE
WAS A HARD NOSE LEADER AND RAN HIS BATTALION THE WAY THE ARMY
INETENDED IT TO BE RUN . HE WAS FAIR THOUGH AND I WAS PROUD TO
HAVE SERVED UNDER HIM . I'M GLAD THEY FINALLY FOUND HIS REMAINS
AND RETURNED THEM TO HIS FAMILY . HE DID HIS BEST TO GET THE
WOUNDED AND THE SURVIVING ONES OUT OF THE ENTRAPMENT , GIVING
HIS LIFE DOING IT . GOD BLESS COL. DON FAITH AND MAY HE REST IN
PEACE . THANK YOU COL.


Keywords: CHOSEN RESERVOIR


Entry: 86335
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
FALL 50-SUMMER 51 MACHINE GUN/POLE CLIMBER

STANLEY BIGOS wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father Stanley Bigos spent 40th birthday 1-20-1951 in 7th
division front lines in Korea from fall `50 through summer`51.
Lost 38# until Ridgeway took over from McArthur April 1951.
machine gunner and pole climber, had immediate fit dentures front
lines after single tooth abcess.
Was Army Air Corps WWII working on getting ready for B29
deployment to India that never occurred. Brother Frank landed
Africa, Italy, crossed France with Patton's 3rd Army and marched
Battle of Bulge. Seeing no WWII action himself, Stanley signed up
for Army Reserves on discharge, then called up `50. In good shape
from
wildcatting Oil rigs before refresher basic training Ft. Lewis,
Tacoma WA shipped out of Ft. Lawton in Seattle.
From Blaine Ohio and wife and son (me) in Nebraska.


Keywords: Stan Bigos: Friend Jack Briggs


Entry: 86279
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CHARLES I CAVE

DOROTHY CAVE wrote on May 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was Charles I cave he was wounded in the war just would love to
hear about him or what he. Did if anyone knew him or what he did there I
don't know much about him and would love to learn more


Keywords: 7th INF RGT Unit 0032


Entry: 86211
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
KNOWS A SURVIVOR OF PORKCHOP HILL

SHAWN MCCLURE wrote on May 16, 2013


City and State: POTSDAM NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: My father and I has a good friend who was a survivor of PorkChop

Hill. He was one of the few who was in the Army who was able to

leave this hill. He is a very smart, intelligent man, and kind.

He is a friend of my father who grew up around this man. His

name is Bob VanKennan. He doesn't talk much about what he did

but my father is very proud of him. He is good natured and loves

his chew. Was tring to find more about him and this forgotten

war, or should say as they now say police action. Did anyone

know this man, he is from Norfolk, NY.


Keywords: Porkchop hill


Entry: 85600
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
REQUESTING INFORMATION ABOUT THOMAS CAVANAUGH - PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION

SHELLAGH LONG wrote on March 1, 2013


City and State: FINDLAY OH

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, If anyone has stories or information about my
father they would be willing to share it would be
most appreciated -(Sgt. Thomas Cavanaugh - Public
Information Office, 7th Infantry Division). I don't
know exactly when he arrived in Korea but I suspect
sometime in 1951. I know for a fact he was still in
on March 12, 1952 as the only artifact I have is a
letter he sent to his Aunt on that date. He was a
combat reporter and evidently the Army delivered
floors for the tents that day so they ceased
informing the public long enough to install the
floors which freed up his time to write home as there
was no office to clean up. His letter also indicates
he was going to be stateside in April or May 1952.
He did return home, but he did not share many stories
about Korea with us and he passed away in 1982. My
son (16) takes after his grandfather's love for
writing/journalism and is needing information for a
project. Thank you and to all the veterans who read
this regardless if you knew my father....my sincere
thanks for your service :) Shellagh Long-


Keywords: Sgt. Thomas Cavanaugh - Public Information Office,
7th Infantry Division- combat reporter



Entry: 84468
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
13 TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

JEFFREY ORTIZ wrote on October 21, 2012


City and State: DOVER DE

Unit: 13TH COMBAT ENGINEERS 7TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad's life dream is to find some of his army
buddies who were in Korea with him 1950-1951. He
remembers two name specificly, Barlow Williams and
John Davis. Dad was in the 7th division, 13th Combat
engineers.My father is Herman Ortiz


Keywords: John Davis, Barlow Williams


Entry: 84438
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION

TOM BYUN wrote on October 16, 2012


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: To whom it may concern,

An unbelievable story of US POW of Korean War

This is an unique story about Mr. Jae-jin Chung,(last
name not sure English spelling, Most Chung or Jung,
Cheong, Jeong and ) former Korean War POW. He was born in
Busan, S. Korea. Unlike other S. Korean POWs, he was
an US army POW. During the War, he was recruited by
US Army and UNC, even if he was Korean nationality.
All American POWs released by the cease-fire
agreement in 1953, but Mr.Chung was held in N. Korean
regime for his Korean blood until 2009 when he
escaped.

Mr. Chung(87, now) called me through his son by the
international telephone at first time me on October
9, 2012 from Busan city, South Korea. And I called
him on October 14, 2012.

With help of his oldest son Ho-sung Chung(52, now)
told his father's story. Mr. J. Chung,POW, escaped
from N. Korea 3 years ago. So Mr. Chung was held for
59 years in N. Korea.

He claimed that he was recruited by US Army during
the Korean War, as an US army private first class of
2 platoon, 4 Company, 3 Battalion, 31 Regiment, 7
Division of US Army under UNC.

At first time, he was recruited at a recruiting site
in Seo-myun, Busan city, S. Korea on August 16, 1950.
On August 20, 1950, he was sent to Yokohama, Japan by
ship operating by Japanese.(Mr. Chung lived in Japan
until liberation of Korea of 1945, he understand
Japanese.)

He was trained in the US military camp near Fuji
Mountain, Japan. At there, he was officially
recruited as an US army, and did belong to 2nd
Platoon, 4 Company in 7 Division after he recorded
his name, DOB, address in Korea and etc. But he could
not remember what his name was recorded in English
Chung, Cheong, Jung, Jeong and ). He received US army
uniform, M-1 riffle and etc.

On September 12, he participated to Incheon Landing-
Operations under leadership of Gen. MacArthur. His
regiment successfully recovered Incheon on September
15. And his regiment advanced to south to attack N.
Korean Army through both side operations. Other UN
Army(mainly US Army) and Korean Army advanced to
north.

And after, his regiment participated to landing
operations in Riwon, Hamkyung-Namdo, North Korea on
Novemeber 2, 1950. After that, his regiment occupied
Hong-won, Buk-chong, Duck-sung and Poong-san in N.
Korea. And after, back to Ham-heong city N. Korea,
until further orders.

At that time Red China involved to the War. On
November 25 or 26, 1950, his battalion was ordered to
rescue his other battalion of 7 Division in siege
situation by Red China Army. His battalion advanced
near Chosin Few.

On Novemeber 30, 1950, unfortunately his battalion
was attacked at Hwang-Chull-Ryoung near Chosin Few N.
Korea by Red Chaina Army. And after all night
fighting, his fellow soldiers almost killed. He was
injured and captured with 12 US soldiers and 13
Koreans(belong to US 7 Division) by Red China Army.

Red Army handed over him and other US soldiers to N.
Korean Army base at Moodong-ri, Jongnam-myun,Kanggye-
gun, Jakang-do N. Korea. N. Korean Army separated and
seated Mr. Chung from US soldiers. And after Mr.
Chung never saw his American fellow soldiers. He had
forced to work with S. Korean POWs at mines and etc.

His hazy memories said that name of his American
captain was James and name of his platoon leader was
Martin. And he remembers his fellow soldiers such as
Brown, Stevens, Jackson, Smith, Johnson and and also his
Korean fellows such as Bong-Ryong Kim, Yang-soon Oh and .
In add, he remembers there were one Philippines.

In 1956, N. Korean Communist government gave him N.
Korean ID. But his social status was lowest in the
country for his past status of POW. He married with
N. Korean woman by arrangement of government officer
who connected to the secret police department. He had
3 sons. At first time, he never told his sons his
past life.

He had one time chance to have dream to return
hometown S. Korea, when N-S Summit Meeting was held
in Pyongyang on June 2000. But his dream was broken.
At his age of 80, he told Ho-sung Chung(52 now), his
oldest son his past life. And he told his son, dear
son, I want to see my hometown before I die. The
oldest son secretly planned to escape N. Korea. He
never discussed his plan with his two brothers and
mother. Because he did not trust his mother who had
watched her husband by order of Secret Police Service.

In 2009, Mr.Chung at last returned to hometown in S.
Korea by effort of his son's respect to father. There
are about 80 former S. Korean POWs who escaped from
N. Korea. Many S. Korean former POWs enjoy to meet
their Korean comrades in S. Korea. But Mr. Chung has
no his comrades. His comrades are American soldiers.
He is a loner in POW' group in Korea. When he saw
other POW's life, he remembers his brotherfood with
American fellows during Korean War.

I heard with tears through the telephone conversation
with Mr. Chung when he told me I really want meet my
American comrades before I die.

I'm now trying to contact with the Korean War
Veterans Association and the Chosin Few to find his
comrades. And I am going to contact with the
Department of Defense POW/MIA. In addition, I am
going to ask for help Hon. Ed Royce, US Congressman
who is closed to us and Hon. Charles Rangel who
participated to Korean War.

If Mr. Chung's story will be found truth, US
Government and UN have the responsibility on his POW'
situation. In 1953, all US POWs and UN POWs
repatriated to home by the cease-fire agreement of
Korean War.
But Mr. Chung was held in N. Korea for 59 years. US
Government and UN have forgotten to rescue Mr. Chung
of US Army private first class. Mr.Chung's story is
Another Forgotten War.

Please help another Private First Class of US Army
Chung!

Tom Byun
Executive Director
Korean War POW Affairs


Keywords:


Entry: 84368
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
ALBERT ELI ROBERTS

KARLYN HAYES wrote on October 7, 2012


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information where i can look to
find anything on my father when he was in the Korean
and World War II. Like others he didn't talk much
about when he was in active service. He retired after
25 year with the National Guards in Texas. My faher
would be 95 if he was still alive. I know he was in
California waiting to be deploid to Hawaii when Pearl
Harbor was bombed.


Keywords:


Entry: 84367
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH RUDOLFPH LEON BLAKE

JEREMEY BLAKE wrote on October 7, 2012


City and State: YOUNGSVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather fought in the korean war and will not talk
about it. He is still a live and the stories I have
heard from one other person has intrigued me. I am
looking for anyone that served with him so I can learn
more about my grandfather and his brothers in battle.


Keywords: Rudolph Leon Blake
Ruddy



Entry: 84217
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
40TH ARMOR VETRENS

WILLIAM CAYTON wrote on September 21, 2012


City and State: DECATUR IL

Unit: 40TH ARMOR, 7TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 40th armor, 7th division


Entry: 83857
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANYON THAT FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF PORKCHOP HILL WITH MY GRANDFATHER. ERNEST KELLY.

KELI DAVIS wrote on August 9, 2012


City and State: GOLDSBORO NC

Unit: NOT SURE OF HIS UNIT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi. I am looking for anyone that fought with my
Grandfather. Popa didn't like to talk much about
his war days. I amd his oldest granddaughter. He said
from the day I was born, that all of his war medals
went to me when he passed. We lost him in 2000.I am
in the process of trying to find anyone that
remembers him and any pictures from that time. I have
only 2 pictures from his Korean war days. His name is
Ernest Bud Kelly. He did fight on the battle of
porkchop hill.Any info would be greatly appreciated!


Keywords: Porkchop Hill


Entry: 83293
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
KW60 CERTIFICATE (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE)

CHARLES KOPPELMAN wrote on June 9, 2012


City and State: MONROE TOWNSHIP NJ

Unit: 17TH MEDICAL CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:    Charles Koppelman
   KW60 Ambassador
   



My name is Charles Koppelman from New Jersey and I
have been recently recognized by the Department of
Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War (KW60)
Commemoration Committee as your KW60 Ambassador.

The Committee, a three-year program initiated in
2010, seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of
Korean War Veterans, commemorate the key events of
the war, and educate Americans about the Korean Wars
significance.

The Korean War is often referred as The Forgotten
War As a KW60 Ambassador, I hope to propel Korean
War Veterans and their contribution to greater public
awareness. I will focus on establishing a local voice
of sincere appreciation for the selfless service and
sacrifices that Korean War Veterans made on behalf of
all Americans

As part of the program, I plan to thank and honor as
many of our treasured Korean War Veterans (June 25,
1950  July 27, 1953) as possible in a heartfelt and
meaningful way.

If you are a Korean War Veteran (June 25, 1950 July
27, 1953) interested in being recognized with an
official Certificate of Appreciation sent to you by
the Department of Defense and signed by the Secretary
of Defense Leon E. Panetta, you may Email me
4742
The following information is requested: (PLEASE
PRINT)

Service Branch ______________ Rank ________________

First and Last Name
__________________________________________________

Street Address
______________________________________________________


City ________________________ State ________________
Zip Code _________

Email address optional
_______________________________________________


Keywords:


Entry: 83286
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY DAD

NORMA RODRIGUEZ wrote on June 8, 2012


City and State: D'HANIS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad was in the Korean War in Jan,1953. He can't
remember what the name of the city was in Korea where
he was at he was in the 7th infantry. I would like to
know if anyone knows him and if they could possible
contact me at 830-305-7147. He fired the cannons i have
some pictures but would like to know more and would
like some help he filing for disability and need proof
he fired the cannons he filing for hearing loss and
ringing in the ears. If anyone fired the cannons with
him I would appreciate some help please and also would
like to hear more stories about my dad.He can't find
his original discharge papers where it says what he did
he got a copy but does not say what he did just when he
was there and when he was discharged. Thank you.


Keywords: They would call him RODY short for Rodriguez.


Entry: 83052
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
WILLIAM HOWARD MAPP

WILLIAM N/A wrote on May 19, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for information of 7th Infantry Division
soldier william howard mapp. He served in the 7th during
the Korean War and fought at the battle of porkchop hill.
I am looking for information or if your relatives have
spoke of this name, or any pictures. Thanks



Entry: 82551
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
17TH INF REG 7TH INF DIV

DWAYNE EMERY wrote on March 22, 2012


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: 1ST BATTALLION 37TH ARMOR DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my father was wouned on 3-9-1951 shot in head awarded
purple heart I have some pictures but i dont know who
they are no names on back i do remember he talked
about a buddy name Otis Crow if you would like to
talk or anything let me know would welcome any info
you have or i can provide


Keywords:


Entry: 81509
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
JUST INTERESTED IN PEOPLE MY FATHER MAY HAVE SERVED WITH

KEVIN MAINES wrote on December 28, 2011


City and State: LEESVILLE LA

Unit: 7TH INF DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father is 81 and in a nursing home but he has told
me stories that may hit home with other VETS. He said
they made an anphibiuos landing but before they
landed, they ate a meal on the boat that had made
everyone sick. He said that there were people
crapping and puking all over eachother and that was
before the fun began. When he finally got on land, he
lost track of his unit. He could here them but he
couldn't see anything because it was pitch black.
Scared out of his mind, he started jogging and landed
right into a swoll up dead korean soldier who had
busted open. He finally caught up with the guys and
they wound up on a railroad cart. I forget where they
were headed but I'm thinking he told that story to
his buddies and they gave him the nickname GUTS
because he was covered in them. His name is (R.C)
Ronald Coleman Maines. Anyways, he had lots of
stories but this one stuck out in my mind.


Keywords: R.C Maines (GUTS)


Entry: 80613
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BRUCE MCGUIRE

NAOMI MCGUIRE wrote on October 7, 2011


City and State: INDIANA PA

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY KOREA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any info, photos, etc... He is still
alive in anursing home. Hoping to find friends and
any info available.


Keywords: Mack, from Akron, Ohio, was in Sendei then served in
Korea. He went through most of it until he was shot
through the shoulder, but continued to fight during
that battle. Pork Chop Hill he has mentioned. He
mentioned a place where they were driven into water
and had to be pulled out by ships, and Sgt. Lindsay,
whom we know has passed away.



Entry: 80544
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
INFO ON DALTON

DALTON KERN JR. wrote on September 30, 2011


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone have any information on my father. All I
know was he was with the 7th ID in Korea and Japan.


Keywords:


Entry: 80390
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
IRISH IN KOREA

MICHAEL KENNEDY wrote on September 16, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: my great uncle was John canty,on of many irishmen who
served in korea and was buried in county
kerry,ireland.he settled in chicago illinois and
there is no record of him settling down for the brief
time he was in the US.As i live in the UK i am
finding it hard to search for records.


Keywords: John Canty,lixnaw,Chicago


Entry: 80264
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
PLEASE SEND INFO REGARDING MY FATHER CARLOS DUKE CHAVEZ

FRED CHAVEZ wrote on September 5, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone has information regarding my father, Carlos
Duke Chavez, please respond. He was in the 7th during
1950 - 1953 and served two tours in Korea. He was
wounded by shrapnel, stayed overnight for observation
and returned to the front. I am trying to get him the
Purple Heart. He was from Los Angeles. He typically
wore two bandoliers across his chest.


Keywords: Lt. Cockerham, Chosin Reservoir, Company M 196, twin
bandoliers. 



Entry: 79161
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
BASIL

KEITH KARNES wrote on June 1, 2011


City and State: LAWTON OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle, Basil "Bud" Fischer was a mess sergeant with the 7th ID in Korea. All of his records were destroyed and he passed away a few years ago. I am looking for information on what decorations he might have recieved as well as anyone who can suggest documentation that would allow me to request his Korean War Service Medal for my mom (his only surviving relative).

Keywords: 7th ID  


Entry: 78805
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR MY FATHER'S FRIEND

SARA MORRIS ANSLEY wrote on May 2, 2011


City and State: KENTON OH

Unit: 7TH ARMY REGIMENT 32ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Tom Durant of Alabama, served with my father, Richard Morris of West Mansfield, Ohio in the Signal Corps. Tom, his wife and young daughter visited with us when we lived in Rushylvania Ohio. the visit would have been 1958 or 1959. Dad, Tom and Brently served together in Korea 1951-53. Dad says Tom will know what a "gal knipper" is. I guess it is a private joke.

Keywords: Signal corps, Brently Gent of Maryland 


Entry: 76895
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DO YOU REMBER RANGER-EGR TRNG PGRM

GARY BRINKLEY wrote on November 23, 2010


City and State: CHAMPAIGN IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in Korea 1961-1963. Started out with 7th Med and was TDYd out as Medical Support with the 7th Inf Div Ranger-EGR Training Course Program. We were stationed with the Hq Co 2d BG 34th Inf. Our job was to train Inf Co in guerrilla warfare tactics over a 14 day period. We went out for 14 days and in for four and so-on. I have run searches on this unit every way I can think of and there is no indication we even existed. I know it did, because I ran across my orders assigning me to the rangers this week while going through a lock box. Does anyone remember this unit and in particular a ranger we called Mad Dog.

Keywords: 7th Inf Div Ranger-EGR Training Program


Entry: 75184
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
EDWIN MYSLINSKI KIA MAY 20 1951

MIKE MYSLINSKI wrote on June 23, 2010


City and State: LAKE VILLA IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: my uncle was kia may 20, 1951. i'm looking for anyone who knew my
uncle in korea or witnessed his death



Entry: 74883
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF ROBERT J. ELY FROM READING PA. 1ST CAV DIV 7TH INF

TERRY ELY wrote on May 30, 2010


City and State: READING PA

Unit: 1ST CAV DIV 7TH INF

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My father recieved a purple heart from inj sustained when he was hit with grenade shrapnel in 1951.
My father was good friends with Charlie Weaver, Charlie Mertz, and Jerry Hassler all of Berks County Pa



Entry: 74267
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DO YOU REMEMBER JACK DEAN HARRIS ?

JAY HARRIS wrote on April 8, 2010


City and State: LAKIN KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dad finally is getting disability now and is having neck problems. We are looking for paper work on his accident and any information would be great.

Keywords: My dad received a purple heart in the Korean war. He carried out a person after they stepped on a land mine. My Dad had shrapnel in his neck, arms, and back. He is looking for any of his old buddies that may remember him. He was suppose to receive a bronze star also but that never happened and allot of his records are lost. I remember him talking allot about Bill Hill from Missouri, he was in the hospital in Korea for a while then flew back to San Fran.He was just wondering if any of his outfit was still around. if so please contact me and I would be happy to let him know.


Entry: 73872
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR INFO ON ANTHONY LAURRI

FRANK LAURRI JR. wrote on March 11, 2010


City and State: LEWISTON NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for imnfornation on my grandfather Antony Richard Laurri, I believe he was a corporal.

Keywords:


Entry: 73621
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
THE PASSING OF LEON GORCZYCA

JOHN GORCZYCA wrote on February 18, 2010


City and State: LACKAWANNA NY

Unit: 7TH DIVISION INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My uncle Leon Gorczyca, passed away on 02/09/10.
He fought on Pork Hill, 7th Infantry Division.
A gentleman from China called our house during the wake and funeral. I think his name is Yaki Yakashema. He shared a tent with my uncle before combat. I would like to thank him for the call. I would like for him or other veterans who knew Leo to contact me by e-mail at
Nephew John Gorczyca



Entry: 73429
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
7TH HEAD AND HEAD

THOMAS (TED) KNIGHT wrote on February 4, 2010


City and State: MONTICELLO IN

Unit: HEAD - HEAD 7TH DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone that was in the 7th headquarters

Keywords:


Entry: 73027
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR THE MEDIC IN HGS. CO. 17TH INF. RGT. 7TH DIV. 8TH ARMY IN KOREA IN 1955-1956

WILLIAM C. ( BILL) POLTA wrote on January 6, 2010


City and State: BLOOMINGTON MN

Unit: I-R PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: lease call me if you were a Medic at that time in Korea. Thank you
Sgt. Bill Polta



Entry: 71297
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
HAROLD J BALL

JOHN BALL wrote on August 17, 2009


City and State: SPENCERVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone remember my dad. Harold J. Ball. Please contact me.

Keywords:


Entry: 70927
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
DOES ANYONE KNOW MY HUSBAND

GERRIE HAVENS wrote on July 17, 2009


City and State: COATESVILLE IN

Unit: KINGS UNIT - 7TH - 24TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My children and myself are trying to find out any info re the Korean war and our husband, father we can. Thank you.

Keywords: Pork chop hill


Entry: 69949
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR VETS

BOYD GOLDAPP wrote on April 22, 2009


City and State: MURRAY NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 69941
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
HARRY BRONSON

DENNIS C. AMBROSE wrote on April 21, 2009


City and State: BLACK RIVER NY

Unit: 507TH SIG SVC CO (OPNS)

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: A friend of mine and my Family served in Korea with the 7th Inf Div, unit unknown..period not known. Would like to know if anybody remembers him believe he was a SFC


Entry: 68715
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
FREINDS OF CORPORAL JACK THOMAS BARLEY

JEFFERY BARLEY wrote on January 17, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father recently passed away and I am seeking information on his Army service. Dad was not one to talk much about his War duties, but I know he was one of the "Frozen". Any info would be a help, I would like to place any and all service awards and Unit Citations with his flag I received at his service.
Thanks, from a former Marine, Jeff Barley


Keywords: 7th ID, Korea and Japan


Entry: 64199
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
KOREAN WAR - FROSTBITE - PURPLE HEART QUESTION

C.J. PAYNE wrote on February 6, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi -

I've been trying to gather information regarding Purple Heart medal awards for Korean War frostbite victims and was hoping that someone might be able to help.

My dad suffered from frostbite to his feet and was evacuated through a number of US Army field hospitals during the Korean War. Although he (luckily) did not suffer loss of limb from this experience, he did receive a medical disability from the VA when he left the service.

I have been told that some Korean War veterans HAVE received a Purple Heart for their frostbite injuries; however, current military award regulations indicate that frostbite is NOT a qualifying injury. Perhaps the regulations simply changed over the years, I'm not sure...

The big question is: Was frostbite considered a qualifying injury for the Purple Heart medal during the Korean War(?).

Like a lot of Korean War veterans, he never received any kind of recognition--even though he came away from the service with a physical disability. I'd like to apply for this award on his behalf, if possible.

If there are any Korean War veterans who have been in a similar situation, I sure would love to get some feedback on this, it would be helpful.

Thanks -


Keywords: Korean War, 7th Infantry Division, Frostbite, Purple Heart


Entry: 63396
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
SGT HARRY E. WILL

NICK VORKAPICH JR. wrote on December 14, 2007


City and State: VALPARAISO IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone that served with my grandfather Sgt Harry E. Will. He served with the seventh infantry division from 1952-1954

Keywords:


Entry: 61921
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
MY GRANDFATHER VIRGIL DAVID RICE

CRAIG STYERS wrote on August 10, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who mights have served with my grandfather in Korea. Don't know what years. His name was Virgil David Rice, he went by Dave. He was a Staff Sargeant. I have 2 of his patches, one is a 7th Infantry, and the other is a 31st Armored Brigade. I was told he saw action on or near Porkchop hill. Spent several nights under a burned out truck with several others from his outfit. Any help would be a blessing. He died when I was young.

Keywords:


Entry: 58961
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
TO ANYONE THAT KNEW MY FATHER

SUE BAUER wrote on September 19, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone that knew my father...Frank Milling. I know he was in the Pork Chop Hill battle and he was a cannon #4.

Keywords: Pork Chop Hill


Entry: 58810
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR OTHERS ON PROKCHOP HILL/RIDGE

EDMUND MURPHY JR. wrote on September 8, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was at ProkChop Hill nd ridge. His name was Edmund Murphy. Looking to see if anyone knew him.

thanks


Keywords: Porkchop hill and ridge


Entry: 58750
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD, GEORGE MCINTOSH

DENISE WATSON wrote on September 4, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 7TH INFANTY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father served as a lineman in Korea from 1949 to 1951 with the 7th Infantry Division. I am trying to find anyone who knew him.

Keywords:


Entry: 56530
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR MY FATHERS FRIENDS

MARY ARNESON wrote on April 4, 2006


City and State: BRANDON MN

Unit: 7TH DIVISION UNDER 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for people my father may have kept company with back when all I have heard from him is he was 7th division under the 8th army something about and hourglass shape on the map and he doesnt say much else the french man and his colored CO is about it he talks of the 105's going off all the time and afterwords the communications would fired up the radios from texas for something else to listen to
Just looking to maybe find someone he served with I think it would make his day he is 72 yrs old now
John Oberg from Minnesota


Keywords: John Oberg from Minnesota


Entry: 54946
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
CHARLIE SPOONER

JIM HALSELL wrote on January 1, 2006


City and State: FRIENDSWOOD TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information about my father-in-law, Charlie L. Spooner.

Keywords: 7th Division, I Company, Pork Chop Hill, Jane Russell Hill


Entry: 53672
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION
LOOKING FOR INFO HOWARD C. KING

CHARLES ADAMS wrote on October 19, 2005


City and State: BUCKEYE AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information on my deceased uncle Howard C. King. Served in WWII. Then Korea with 7th infantry. Severly wounded. Reportedly only survivor of a patrol and was not located for several days after action that resulted in his wounds. spent rest of life in VA hospital. Would appreciate any information concerning this event or any other information .

Keywords: Howard C. King



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