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Entry: 88419
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
WILLIE N (BILL) BRYANT JR., KIA 9 4 1950

MARYLOU BRYANT LIBERTO wrote on February 28, 2014


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: 8TH ENGRS C CO

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Today I found an old letter from the Dept of the Army informing me that Bill was not MIA but was KIA on September 4, 1950 and his body was recovered near Sansong and temporarily interred in the UN Cemetery near Tanggok, Korea. They never informed me any details of how he might have died. I know that the years that have passed are many, but I have never stopped wondering what happened. Is there anyone left that might tell me something? I am old and trying to clean out things not needed, but if there is history to pass on I think that it is important for the young folks to know what happened to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Billy was young, just had his 25th birthday, but he had given more that 9 years of service for his beloved United States of America. He served in the Navy during WWII, seeing much action in the Pacific area. He loved Harleys and Indians and tailor made clothes. He was a true Texan as he liked his Western boots and hats also.
Did you know him? He was stationed in Osaka, Japan for almost a year before the start of Korea. I still have some pictures he sent home but he failed to include names or addresses of those with him, even his Chaplain.
I would to love to hear from some of you. I am now the widow of another one who served his country well and am searching his history also. May God Bless each and everyone of you that gave time to serve or gave up someone to serve.
Marylou (Bryant) Liberto


Keywords:


Entry: 87607
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
CAMBODIA, MAY/JUNE, 1970

RICHARD ESQUIVEL wrote on November 9, 2013


City and State: LINCOLN NE

Unit: CO A, 8TH ENG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: There isn't any record of our operations in Cambodia, 1970. I desire to compile
information on our operations. We need a history of our involvement. Please send
me specific information: name, company, squad, members, operation details, FSB,
LZs, etc. Your help is greatly needed, I can't remember shit on the specific
information. My LT was Lt. Jeffrey; SSG Buchanan: Mc Grath; Demmer; Murphy;
Rainwater; Davis; and many others.

Richard Esquivel
esquivel@neb.rr.com
H - 402-477-4734
C - 402-432-4784


Keywords: Cambodia, 1970, 8th Eng Bn


Entry: 85642
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
BUDDY SEARCH

LUANN SHERRILL wrote on March 4, 2013


City and State: CALERA AL

Unit: 1ST CALVARY DIV 8TH COMBAT ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for past buddies who may have
witnessed my dad's injury that happened at Camp Drake
Fire Station in the 40's. When one Fire truck rolled
out, another followed. The first truck stopped and
the next one ran into the back of it injuring my
dad's knee. Another Japanese man on the back of the
first fire truck was injured with a broken leg.
Would like to be contacted regardless if you
witnessed this or not. Dad's nickname was Q Ball. His
name was Ira Hubert Kennedy Jr. but he changed his
name to Don Kennedy. He remembers Jack McWilliams,
Joe Golonka, and John Gonzalas who went on to be fire
chief. Since old record were burned in a fire, we are
having trouble establishing that this event happened
in order for him to receive VA benefits. All we need
is someone who knows this happened.


Keywords: Ira Hubert Kennedy
Don A. Kennedy
Q Ball - Nickname
Camp Drake, Tokyo Japan Fire Department
Jack McWilliams
Joe Golonka
John Gonzalas - Fire Chief at Camp Drake



Entry: 84168
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
A TROOP 8TH ENGINEES --UPDATE 2012-2013

ROBERT C. CRAIG wrote on September 15, 2012


City and State: LARGO FL

Unit: 1ST CAV DIIV, 5TH CAV RGT-A CO, 8TH ENGRS.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I have a large scrapbook with old b/w picture,
original Special Orders, and various other items that
may be of help for research. This was orginal posted
20 Dec 1996. I have had very little response since
that date,due to the ageing process, I am 82 years
old at this writing


Keywords: Member of the 1st Cav Div, 5th Cav Rgt, A Troop 8th
Engineers, from October 1948 to August 1950,Japan and
Korea.I was born and raised in Marion, In. June 1930.
Paticipated in the battle of Chipyong-ni, Feb 14,
1950, lost 2 of my best friends. Discharged April
1951.



Entry: 83212
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
C. CO. 8TH ENG. 1ST CAV '83-'85

DOUG KEEHNER wrote on May 31, 2012


City and State: SUN CITY CA

Unit: C. CO. 8TH ENG, !ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: if kevin, jamie, meyers, or the horse platoon read
this, i will fly them 1st class to california to say
hello.


Keywords: nickname (track, m113a-2), thrasher. my own
nickname...doug



Entry: 79948
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
VERNON C. ELIASON

HAROLD ELIASON wrote on August 11, 2011


City and State: SCHFIELD WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Brother Vernon C. Eliason, was killed on 9/4/1950
He was with D Company 8th. Combat Engs.

His friend, William McSherry has passed away.
I talked to him some years ago, and he said he was with Vernon when he was killed.

Would like to hear from anyone who knew him.
thank you.-harold eliason


Keywords:  


Entry: 79127
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
C CO. 8TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION

BRIAN OLSON SR. wrote on May 30, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Uncle CPL William (Bill) E. Wood was KIA in the fighting around Unsan, North Korea on or about 2 Nov 1950. He was missing in action for 57 years until he was finally brought back to the U.S. and buried in Arlington. He was in Charlie Company, 8th Combat Engineers attached to 3-8 CAV when things went bad north of Unsan (vicinity of the turtle and camel's head). My uncle's remains were recoverd with those of 7 other Soldiers. I have been trying to find anyone that seved with CPL (he might have been a PFC at the time) William E. Wood. He was from Moorhead, MN. Even though my Uncle has been recovered and laid to rest, I thought I would give it one more go to find someone that served with him. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Unsan, North Korea, 3-8 CAV, camel's head/turtle's head, 8 Combat Engineers.  


Entry: 78862
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
1SGT GEORGE EDWARD BUSBY

ROBERT BUSBY wrote on May 9, 2011


City and State: THE VILLAGES FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information and pictures of my Uncle Geroge E. Busby of him while he was on active duty form 1932 through 1962. He was with the Engeneers in the US and Korea.

Keywords: 62nd Construction Engr. Battalion
76th Eng Bn, Co B
Fort Lenoardwood, MO 



Entry: 74241
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
FRED DRIVER

MARJORIE JENSEN wrote on April 6, 2010


City and State: CROSBY MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My cousin Fred Driver was KIA on 07/31/1950. I would like to contact anyone who knew him. I am particularly interested in knowing if his remains were ever returned to the USA. Any help will be appreciated.

Keywords: HQ and Service Co, 8th Eng. Combat BN, 1st Cavalry Div


Entry: 71452
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
WILLIAM MCSHARRY

STEVEN MCSHARRY wrote on August 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit: D COMPANY 8TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION FIRST CAVA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: On August 23rd 2009 William McSharry passed away.
He served in Korea with D Company, 8th combat Engineers First Cavalry Division. In early September 1950, He was awarded a purple Heart for wounds suffered during the Battle of the "Walled City of Kasan". His unit took heavy casualties when it was converted to a rifle Company to defend the strategic hill upon which the ancient walls stood. His good friend Melvin Brown was awarded the Congessional Medal of Honor during the same battle. William McSharry received three Bronze Service Stars while in Korea during 1950 and a portion of 1951.


Keywords: Walled City of Kasan, Purple Heart, D Company 8th Combat Engineers, First Cavalry


Entry: 69750
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
KOREA 1950 - 1951

DAVID O'CONNOR wrote on April 3, 2009


City and State: LAKE STEVENS WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for the guy (member of the 8th Engineer Battallion) who drove through a Chinese Patrol in his crane. Did not get his name at the time.

This happened on a Sunday afternoon, we had just picked up a fuel tank at a local orphanage, and lagged behind the rest of the crew.


Keywords: South Korea, Spring of 1951, Crane Driver, Chinese Patrol


Entry: 66838
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
B COMPANY 8TH ENG. CAMP HARRIS

IRA POLSON wrote on August 10, 2008


City and State:

Unit: HHC 1/7 CAV. 1 CAV. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for antone that was stationed at camp mcgorven are camp harris korea sept 1965 to nov 1965, that knows anything about a woman that was killed at the front gate to camp mcgorven on the 3 oct 1965, by a sgt assigned to b co. 8th eng. bn camp harris. your help will be of great thanks.

Keywords: camp mcgorven or camp harris


Entry: 65317
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
ROY PROW

MARK PROW wrote on April 20, 2008


City and State: FRENCH LICK IN

Unit: 1ST CAVALRY DIV, 8TH ENGINEER C BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served with the 1st Cavalry Div, 8th Engineer C BN. He served from 1951-1953. I am looking for anyone who knew him. Roy Prow died in 1975 and I never had the chance to talk to him about his service in Korea. Any response would be greatly appricated.


Keywords: 8th Engineer C BN 1951-1953


Keywords: Roy Prow
1st Cavalry Div, 8th Engineer C BN
1951-1953



Entry: 64227
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LT. ELVIN

E. HARPER wrote on February 9, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father, Lt. Elvin William "Bill" Harper who was an Engineer during the Korean War. I know he spent time in Korea possibly with the 1st Calvery Div. and at Camp Atterbury and Japan with the 31st Inf. Div.

Keywords: Engineer, Combat Engineer, Korea, Camp Attebury, Lt., Japan, Army


Entry: 63450
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
RAYMOND MARCHEK

BRANDON MARCHEK wrote on December 18, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any one who might have information on my grandfather,
Raymond Marchek. I have several photos with insignia similar to that of
the 8th Army. Although he doesn't talk about it very much, I've been able
to piece together that he was a Combat Engineer between the years of
1951 -53, coming home a Sergeant.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Keywords:


Entry: 63032
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
ELMER C. PETERMAN

STEPHEN PETERMAN wrote on November 15, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any one who might have information on my grandfather, Elmer C. Peterman nickman "Benny". Was in B Company. I have several photos that have Kidd and Sgt. Ford on the back of them.

Keywords: B Company 8th Combat Engineers


Entry: 59784
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
HAROLD D. DAY K.I.A. 30 MAR. 1951 CHUNCHON

JOE MODE wrote on January 24, 2007


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for those kin to Harold D. Day, Sgt. Day, who was killed at Chunchon on 30 March 1951. My uncle knew a Sgt. Day who was killed. Said Sgt. Day was from Virginia and his daddy was a preacher.

My Uncle said "I saw Sgt. Day get blown up right in front of me. He stepped on a mine, gooks had planted a mortar, nose side up, on the road and had put a board on top top so it wouldn't be seen." Sgt. Day stepped on it and was killed. My uncle, Carl Bowers, said he really liked Sgt.Day, he was a real nice guy.

Have seen a memorial posting by Terence Day for Harold D. Day, 1st Cavalry, 8th Engineers, C Company. Have found a Harold D. Day from Tazewell, Virginia, who was killed on 30 Mar. 1951.

Terence Day listed his own residence as being Raleigh, NC. Would like to know if these two DAYS are the same. Would like to hear from Terence Day and let him know of this information about his uncle, Harold Day, if they are one in the same.


Keywords: Sgt. Day, Harold D. Day, 1st Cavalry, 8th Engineers, C Company, Chunchon, South Korea, Terrence Day.


Entry: 59532
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
INFORMATION OR FRIENDS OF CARL BOWERS/MEDIC/DEMOLITIONS/COMPANY C

JOE MODE wrote on January 9, 2007


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hoping to find more information or friends who may have served with my uncle, Carl Edward Bowers. Enlisted at the age of fifteen in Knoxville, Tenn. He joined the 82nd Airborne first. Started off hunting "Huks" or guerillas in the Phillipines. Swam in McArthur's pool. He went to Japan and joined up with the First Cavalry Division, 8th Engineers, C Company. He said that he lived on Mt. Fuji and retrieved the bodies of servicemen killed in plane crashes.

Was wounded by a mortar round, was stabbed in the arm while in his foxhole, and was shot in the knee. Was at the Chosen Resevoir. Recalls a small airplane flying over (the resevoir) and someone on a loud speaker in the plane telling them it was every man for himself. Saw a Korean blow himself up in an attempt to disable a tank, which he did. Blew the tread off. Said when they were marching rice paddies would "come alive" with the Chinese, who would be hiding underwater, breathing through reeds. The Chinese would blow horns to "unnerve" them. Would blow a horn over here and then over there, then nothing....silence. The Chinese would attack in waves. The Chinese in front wave would be armed, but not the second wave. They would pick up the weapons of those who would be mowed down.

Uncle Carl said he landed at Tai Bu Dong(sp) behind the Chinese and on to Kay Sohn(sp) Got hit hard at Tai Gu(sp) He was at the massacre at Guna-Re(sp.

Related that their were refugees as far as you could see coming out of North Korea. They kept getting hit because the Chinese would mix in and dress like the Korean civilians. Said they stopped and old woman with a cow, which was loaded with bags. They searched the bags and found machine guns hidden under the bags.

He said that he helped storm a hill. Someone with a "burp gun" was firing on them. A sniper he said. He kept hearing "pops", hit the deck and found that the pops were where bullets had been hitting his trench coat. Said the coat was full of holes and they knew when that gun "burped" you'd have 50-60 rounds coming at you. Uncle Carl said they "got the sucker" who was firing at them.

When asked about a scar on his arm, Uncle Carl said one of the enemy jumped into a foxhole with him and cut his arm. I asked him what became of the enemy and he said "I choked the bastard." He said "They buried the gook later."

Uncle Carl related how he was clearing mines once, someone yelled "medic", saw a guy go down. Pulled the guy into a ditch and looked around and realized that they were all alone. Couldn't get the guy out by himself because everyone had left. A U.S. tank came along and straddled the ditch. He thought the tank was going to put them out of their misery. The tank rolled over them and he was able to put the wounded man and himself into a hatch on the underside of the tank.

Landed at Puson, was unloading rations, went over the cargo nets, into the landing crafts. He heard someone yelling, didn't pay attention to it. Finally someone yelled "Carl Bowers." It was Joe Carver from Knoxville. A moment later he saw Carver get hit. Said that Carver received a "million dollar wound" and was sent home.

Uncle Carl was at Heartbreak Ridge and saw about thirty G.I.'s with their hands and feet tied with barbed wire, their heads were bashed in. Said he "borrowed" an artillery piece once. Stated they didn't really know how to use it, but aimed at a curve on a mountain road and proceeded to knock out the front and rear Russian-made tanks and then took care of the rest in the middle. Took a Russian-made pistol as a souvenir, but had to give it up in Japan. Was told to blow a train bridge after the last train out of North Korea came through. Said they waited and waited and was then told to get their asses out of there. They blew the bridge with the pieces nearly landing on them.

He was shot through the knee, saying the bullet had entered above the knee and came out below the knee. Said that his Purple Heart was thrown on the litter as he was being carried away, but couldn't find out where it had gone. Stated that he was sent to Osaka, Japan to recover and then sent back to Korea. Also mentioned that he had received the Silver Star. I told Uncle Carl that our great great grandfather, Alexander Black of the 16th Georgia Infantry, (Confederate) had been shot in the knee at The Battle of The Wilderness. He replied saying "They must not like our knees."

Uncle Carl Bowers is living in Florida now and I hope this will help in gaining him some recognition for his service in Korea. He cannot get his medals for some reason and surely deserves them.


Keywords: Carl Bowers, Hunting "Huks", Tai Bu Dong(sp)Kay Sohn(sp),Chosin Resevoir, Tai Gu(sp), Massacre at Guna-re(sp), Heartbreak Ridge, Puson(sp), Joe Carver.


Entry: 59531
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
INFORMATION OR FRIENDS OF CARL BOWERS/MEDIC/DEMOLITINS/COMPANY C

JOE MODE wrote on January 9, 2007


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hoping to find more information or friends who may have served with my uncle, Carl Edward Bowers. Enlisted at the age of fifteen in Knoxville, Tenn. He joined the 82nd Airborne first. Started off hunting "Huks" or guerillas in the Phillipines. Swam in McArthur's pool. He went to Japan and joined up with the First Cavalry Division, 8th Engineers, C Company. He said that he lived on Mt. Fuji and retrieved the bodies of servicemen killed in plane crashes.

Was wounded by a mortar round, was stabbed in the arm while in his foxhole, and was shot in the knee. Was at the Chosen Resevoir. Recalls a small airplane flying over (the resevoir) and someone on a loud speaker in the plane telling them it was every man for himself. Saw a Korean blow himself up in an attempt to disable a tank, which he did. Blew the tread off. Said when they were marching rice paddies would "come alive" with the Chinese, who would be hiding underwater, breathing through reeds. The Chinese would blow horns to "unnerve" them. Would blow a horn over here and then over there, then nothing....silence. The Chinese would attack in waves. The Chinese in front wave would be armed, but not the second wave. They would pick up the weapons of those who would be mowed down.

Uncle Carl said he landed at Tai Bu Dong(sp) behind the Chinese and on to Kay Sohn(sp) Got hit hard at Tai Gu(sp) He was at the massacre at Guna-Re(sp.

Related that their were refugees as far as you could see coming out of North Korea. They kept getting hit because the Chinese would mix in and dress like the Korean civilians. Said they stopped and old woman with a cow, which was loaded with bags. They searched the bags and found machine guns hidden under the bags.

He said that he helped storm a hill. Someone with a "burp gun" was firing on them. A sniper he said. He kept hearing "pops", hit the deck and found that the pops were where bullets had been hitting his trench coat. Said the coat was full of holes and they knew when that gun "burped" you'd have 50-60 rounds coming at you. Uncle Carl said they "got the sucker" who was firing at them.

When asked about a scar on his arm, Uncle Carl said one of the enemy jumped into a foxhole with him and cut his arm. I asked him what became of the enemy and he said "I choked the bastard." He said "They buried the gook later."

Uncle Carl related how he was clearing mines once, someone yelled "medic", saw a guy go down. Pulled the guy into a ditch and looked around and realized that they were all alone. Couldn't get the guy out by himself because everyone had left. A U.S. tank came along and straddled the ditch. He thought the tank was going to put them out of their misery. The tank rolled over them and he was able to put the wounded man and himself into a hatch on the underside of the tank.

Landed at Puson, was unloading rations, went over the cargo nets, into the landing crafts. He heard someone yelling, didn't pay attention to it. Finally someone yelled "Carl Bowers." It was Joe Carver from Knoxville. A moment later he saw Carver get hit. Said that Carver received a "million dollar wound" and was sent home.

Uncle Carl was at Heartbreak Ridge and saw about thirty G.I.'s with their hands and feet tied with barbed wire, their heads were bashed in. Said he "borrowed" an artillery piece once. Stated they didn't really know how to use it, but aimed at a curve on a mountain road and proceeded to knock out the front and rear Russian-made tanks and then took care of the rest in the middle. Took a Russian-made pistol as a souvenir, but had to give it up in Japan. Was told to blow a train bridge after the last train out of North Korea came through. Said they waited and waited and was then told to get their asses out of there. They blew the bridge with the pieces nearly landing on them.

He was shot through the knee, saying the bullet had entered above the knee and came out below the knee. Said that his Purple Heart was thrown on the litter as he was being carried away, but couldn't find out where it had gone. Stated that he was sent to Osaka, Japan to recover and then sent back to Korea. Also mentioned that he had received the Silver Star. I told Uncle Carl that our great great grandfather, Alexander Black of the 16th Georgia Infantry, (Confederate) had been shot in the knee at The Battle of The Wilderness. He replied saying "They must not like our knees."

Uncle Carl Bowers is living in Florida now and I hope this will help in gaining him some recognition for his service in Korea. He cannot get his medals for some reason and surely deserves them.


Keywords: Carl Bowers, Hunting "Huks", Tai Bu Dong(sp)Kay Sohn(sp),Chosin Resevoir, Tai Gu(sp), Massacre at Guna-re(sp), Heartbreak Ridge, Puson(sp), Joe Carver.


Entry: 58001
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
FATHER WAS WITH 8TH IN CHITOSE II

STEVEN HALL wrote on July 7, 2006


City and State: ROME PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My dad was a member of the 8th Engineers while stationed at Chitose II in 52/53 I believe. I am pretty sure he was assigned to HHC. His name was Richard (Dick) Hall.

Keywords:


Entry: 57569
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
AL RAINES SERVED WITH 8TH ENG.

LARRY RAINES wrote on June 8, 2006


City and State: BELCHERTOWN MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Al was my brother. He passed on in 1985. Al never talked about his time in Korea except to tell me that I haven't been cold yet,refering to Koreas winter weather.
He served with the 8th Eng. and later with an Intel outfit.
I truly wish he had been able to open up to me more.
Any help appreciated,
L Raines


Keywords: Looking for Al Raines from Bethlehem,Pa.


Entry: 53537
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
FROZEN CHOSIN

GREGG ALLAN wrote on October 11, 2005


City and State: FPO AP

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My father was in 1st Calvary, 8th engineers during the Chosin Campaign. He was reassigned from the 24 Div. His name was PVT George Allan. Does anybody remember my father.


Entry: 49594
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
SGT.HOWARD SHERRON

TERRY SHERRON wrote on March 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone who knew my dad.he was a medic with c company 8th engineer bn.1st cav.pulled a fellow solider from machine gun fire.pulled tank driver from tank that had toppled into river.thanks in advance

Keywords: company c 8th eng,bn. 1st cav.div. 1950-51 medic.


Entry: 49442
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
'A' TROOP 8TH ENGINEERS

ROBERT C. CRAIG wrote on March 8, 2005


City and State: LARGO FL

Unit: 'A' TROOP, 8TH ENGINEERS (C) BTN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Update of my orginal letter, 20 Dec 1966. Information and help to locate "buddies" I am still able to assist.. Will be 75; June 13, this year. Thanks Hal/Ted for your service.

Bob Craig, CMS USAF, Ret.
Japan-Korea-1948-1951
Vietnam-1960-61
30 years active duty, US Army-USAF


Keywords:


Entry: 48907
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
DO YOU REMEMBER HARLAN MILLER?

JUSTIN MILLER wrote on February 13, 2005


City and State: BANCROFT NE

Unit: 1012TH QM CO.

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Harlan was my Great-Uncle, and I am interested in talking with someone who would have served with him in Korea or World War II. He was with the 8th Combat Engineers and was wounded May 28, 1951 near Tokchong. He died the next day.

Keywords:


Entry: 48757
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
INFO

PATRICK J. MCNAMARA wrote on February 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I trying to trace any one who served wit Corporal Alphonsus O'Connell, Service Number 51068190.O'Connell was a member of Company D, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action when the truck he was in hit an enemy mine along the "Jamestown Line" in North Korea on 29th October 1951.

Keywords:


Entry: 46799
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
53-55 B CO CLERK

KENJI NAKAMAKI wrote on November 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1953 - 1955; B Company 8th Combat Engineering Bn; Attached to 7th Cavalry Regiment; 1st Cavalry Division.
Stationed at: Camp Chitose, Hokaido, Japan and Camp Haugen, Mizumisawa, Japan and Camp Schimmelphineg (?) Japan.
Does anyone remember the company clerk?


Keywords:


Entry: 46428
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
B CO. 8TH ENG. 1ST CAV

MARV SCOTT wrote on October 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anybody that knew Walt Miller.He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.I'm trying to find the men he was stationed with.He lives in Spencerville,Ohio.

Keywords:


Entry: 45979
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
HQ CO 8TH ENG, HEAVY EQUIPMENT

EARL DICKINSON wrote on September 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for anyone that was in camp peterson, hq co. 8th eng battalion, 1st cav divison, july 63 to aug 64.

some of the names i remember; Meter, Mac, Plaskins, Donavan, Fraiser, Clark,


Keywords:


Entry: 44057
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR JOHN TUTTLE

DAVID MILLER wrote on June 25, 2004


City and State: MARINA CA

Unit: CO. C 8TH ENGR COMB BN 1ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for my duddy john tuttle from oregon. use to race cars there. we were together with charlie co 8th engrs until the 45th inf replaced us. i was one of a few that stayed behind with the 120th engrs. we were both pfc's then.

Keywords:


Entry: 44056
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR JOHN TUTTLE

DAVID MILLER wrote on June 25, 2004


City and State: MARINA CA

Unit: CO. C 8TH ENGR COMB BN 1ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for my duddy john tuttle from oregon. use to race cars there. we were together with charlie co 8th engrs until the 45th inf replaced us. i was one of a few that stayed behind with the 120th engrs. we were both pfc's then.

Keywords:


Entry: 40816
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
H AND S COMPANY, 8TH ENG COMB DIV, 1ST CALV.

GREG H. BEATY wrote on February 13, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have made the passage on the USS Breckinridge with this unit. I am interested in the date of that passage. I am putting together some history of my deceased father who served in the H and S Company.

Keywords:


Entry: 39626
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR SOME MEN WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDAD

KORRIN LAWSON wrote on January 1, 2004


City and State: CODY WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Any help anyone can give me would be great Thank you. Korrin

Keywords: Hello,

My name is Korrin Lawson; I am in search for a few men that served with my grandfather in the 1st Calvary Division June 1950 to January 1953. His name is John H, Lawson from Concrete N. Dak. He was in the 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, and then he was transferred to the Company B; below is a list of men that he remembers; If there is anyone out there that could help it would mean a lot.

8th Engineer Combat Battalion
•   Chalk, 1st Lt. James R., Asst Motor Off. 1580 Havana St. Auro, Colo
•   Knight 1st Lt. Ernest E. Mortor Off. 4873 Faust Ave. Long Beach 11, Calif.

Headquarters and Service Company
•   Balsdon, John G., Osnabrock
•   Dewitt, Elbert Kane, Ill
•   Fende, Frank , Channing, Mich
•   Heath, Leroy A. 696 W. 4th St. North Payson, Utah.
•   Hecht, Hoover H. Box 55 Canton Kansas.
•   Heizler, Ronald A. 587 S. Lake St. Phillips, Wisc.
•   Hermeling, Gorge Jr. Germantown, Ill.
•   Howell, Loren D. 131 Tecolote Ave. Goleta, Galif.
•   Jimison, Rollie N. 911 5th Ave. S Glasgow, Mont
•   Kramme, Donald P. Primghar, Iowa
•   Kujala, Albert A Rudyard, Mich
•   Pack, Donovan D.Rt. No2, Wheatland, Wyo
•   Price Thomas J General Delivery, Worland Wyo
•   Reily, Ruddy R. 305 S. 6th Livingston Mont
•   Schmidt, Calvin P. Coldwater, Kansas.
•   Williams, Robert E., RR No.1, Cisne Ill.
Medical Detachment
•   Sacker, Capt Peter J., Commanding, 5 W. Liberty St. Johns Ville, N.Y.

Company A
•   Price, M/Sgt. Thomas D., 1st Sergeant, Rt. No. 2, Minerva, Ohio.
•   Hasenour, Maurice J., St. Anthony, Ind.
•   Hays, Norman L., 717 Cedar St. Quincy, Adams County, Ill.
•   Long, Ted N., P.O. Box 172, Zamora Yolo. Calif.

Company B
•   Kihne, 1st Lt. Joseph R., Cavalier, N. Dak
•   Pickard, M/Sgt, Dudley N., 1st Sgt 216 Marlborough Ave.,
•   Childers, Bobby L., 1003 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, Ill.
•   Collins, Austin B., 4333 Eileen Dr. Cincinnati 9. Ohio
•   Davenport, James W. RFD No. 2, Eldon, Mo.
•   Davis, Charles F., Box 359. Winchester, Ky
•   Dencoff, John E., 7040 Pershing Rd. Berwyn, Ill.
•   Dewinski, Richard L., 6131 Artesian, Chicago, Ill
•   Ford John C., RR No 9 Knoxville, Tenn
•   Hanson , Stanley R., 3224 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn
•   Hazen, Harold J., Box 55. Martinsville, Ill
•   Higgins, Phillip C., RR No. 2 Presque Isle, Main
•   Householder, Glen, E., 105 Lapsley Place Knoxville Tenn
•   Jennings, Billy, G., RR No 1 Afton Tenn.
•   Johnson John P., Grainfield, Kansas.
•   Kidd, William D., Sterans. Ky
•   McGuire, Charles F., Highwood Montana
•   Moody, Daniel W., Jr. 121 Judson Rd., Greenville S.C.
•   Morgan, Melvin L., 1127 Lafayette, Waterloo Iowa
•   Piech, Bernard J., RR No 1, Oakdale, Pa.
•   Pifer, James W., RR No. 2 Quincy, Mich.
•   RaDunz, Dwaine H., RR No 1 Litchfield, Minn




Entry: 33742
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNOW KENNETH J. GLOVER

DEBBIE GLOVER wrote on April 21, 2003


City and State: ST. CHARLES MO

Unit: 8TH ENGINEER COMBAT 'D'

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who knew my Dad.

Keywords: My served in the 8th Engineer Combat Unit, Company D. I believed he served, sometime from December 15, 1950 until April, 1952.


Entry: 33243
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR THE BUDDIES

ALAN DOMINGO wrote on March 31, 2003


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: B CO 1/149 ARMOR FT HUNTER LIGGETT, CA.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I KNOW THIS IS A LONG SHOT BUT I AM JUST TRYING TO GET IN CONTACT WITH SOME OLD BUDDIES SGT JOE ORTIZ AND THE HAWAIIANS 1982

Keywords:


Entry: 32797
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN

CURTIS WHALEY SR. wrote on March 15, 2003


City and State: WINSTON-SALEM NC

Unit: EIGTH COMBAT ENGINEERS, 1ST CAVALRY, CO B

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for old friend Bobby J Hall, Co. C,
Camp Drake, Asaka, Japan 1949-50.


Keywords:


Entry: 32796
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
OLD FRIEND

CURTIS WHALEY SR. wrote on March 15, 2003


City and State: WINSTON-SALEM NC

Unit: EIGTH COMBAT ENGINEERS, 1ST CAVALRY, CO B

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for old friend,Bobby J Hall, Co C,
Eight Combat Engineers


Keywords:


Entry: 32466
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR INFO ON PFC. MELVIN BROWN

BRYON BROWN wrote on March 3, 2003


City and State: MIDLOTHIAN VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: For reason I still do not fully understand I have lost contact with my father's side of the family. My uncle, Pfc. Melvin Brown has always been of great interest to me and would like to find out all that I can about him and his heroic actions.

Keywords: Hill 755 ( the walled city)looking for friends and family


Entry: 31256
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
8TH ENGINEER W 7TH CAV SEPT 1-3

HUGH CORT JR. wrote on January 14, 2003


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 70TH HV TANK BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: C Company of the 70th was retreating after dark through the 5th Cav area. An engineer tank was with them but broke down and was abandoned on Hwy #1. An engineer with a broken leg was left with the tank. I brought him out. I would like to know his name. He was probably evacuated to the States.

Keywords: Retreat 1st Cav engineer tank breakdown broken leg


Entry: 30871
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS HAROLD DONALD DAY

TERENCE DAY wrote on January 1, 2003


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'M LOOKING FOR ANY INFORAMTION ABOUT MY UNCLE.
HE WAS KIA MARCH 30, 1951 CHUNCHON, SOUTH KOREA.
I AM TRYING TO GATHER AS MUCH INFORMATION AS I CAN FOR MY FATHER, HIS BROTHER, WHO IS IN FAILING HEALTH. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED


Keywords: COMPANY C, 8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION, 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION


Entry: 27900
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LST. CAV.,8TH ENG. COMPANY B

GEORGE ROBINSON JR. wrote on August 29, 2002


City and State: ONEIDA NY

Unit: COMPANY B - 8TH ENGINEERS = LST. CAV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: was stationed in Japan at Camp Otsu- looking for anyone who was statined there also.

Keywords:


Entry: 27865
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR JOSEPH E. REYNOLDS

HOLLIE ARKLANDER wrote on August 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Can you please help me find my grandmother's friend? His name is Joseph E. Reynolds and he was stationed in Camp Drake in Asaka. He was a member of the Calvary Unit and he Military Police Officer. Last time my grandmother knew of his where abouts he had been transfered to Hokkaido. When he was discharged from the Army my grandmother recieved a letter from him with a Pennsylvanina address. Please help us find him, he was a dear friend of my grandmothers!

Keywords:


Entry: 26461
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
MERRITT PRATT

MERRITT PRATT JR. wrote on June 22, 2002


City and State: LAS CRUCES NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: C Co. 8 ENG BN (C) 1 CAV DIV

Keywords: November 2, 1950


Entry: 21054
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
ROY E. PROW

MARCUS PROW wrote on November 28, 2001


City and State: FRENCH LICK IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served with the 1st Cavalry Div, 8th Engineer C BN. He served from 1951-1953. I am looking for anyone who knew him. Roy Prow died in 1975 and I never had the chance to talk to him about his service in Korea. Any response would be greatly appricated.

Keywords: 8th Engineer C BN 1951-1953


Entry: 19832
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
MERRITT L. PRATT SR.

DAWN MITCHELL wrote on October 7, 2001


City and State: WI

Unit: 8TH ENGINEERS COMBAT BAT. 1ST CALVARY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for information or anyone who knew merritt he was mia nov 1950 . He was my grandfather.

Keywords:


Entry: 15592
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
BUDDIES OF MELVIN L. BROWN

SHERIE POWER wrote on March 24, 2001


City and State: TORRINGTON CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If there is anyone who fought or served with Melvin Brown, or knows of someone who did that I may contact, please contact me. I am leaving for Seoul, Korea 4/22/01 to attend a military dedication in his honor at Camp Howz and would love to take more information with me to celebrate this honor.

Keywords:

Tai Goo, Kasan, Killed 10-12 enemy with entrenching tool after exhausting grenades and bullets. Was securing Hill 755 (the Walled City) when killed. Company D, 8th Eng. Combat Bat.
Friend - Newton Kisor






Entry: 15425
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
CO. C 8TH ENGINEER BN.

TERRY SHERRON wrote on March 12, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER,SGT. HOWARD SHERRON.SERVED IN CO.C 8TH ENGINEER BN. 1950-51. HE WAS A MEDIC. HE WON THE SILVER STAR FOR PULLING A WOUNDED FELLOW G.I. TO SAFETY UNDER MACHINE GUN FIRE. ALSO WHEN A TANK ATTEMPTED TO CROSS A BRIDGE SPAN,IT FELL INTO THE WATER,KNOCKING THE DRIVER UNCONSICOUS. MY DAD,WHO COULD NOT SWIM JUMPED IN AND HELD HIS HEAD ABOVE WATER UNTIL HE WAS PULLED TO SAFETY. MY DAD WAS KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE WRECK @FT. BRAGG JULY 1961.I WOULD VERY MUCH HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO KNEW HIM OR THE TWO G.I.s WHOSE LIVES HE SAVED. THANK YOU.

Keywords: ANY FELLOW SOLIDERS OF SGT. HOWARD SHERRON


Entry: 13205
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
9-4-50 KASAN, KOREA. WERE YOU THERE? DID YOU KNOW WILLIE N (BILL) BRYANT, JR. OR ALFRED F DOMENAK?

M.L. ROLLINSON wrote on November 23, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Did you know Willie N. (Bill) Bryant, Jr. MIA/KIA 9-4-50 @ Kasan, Korea? Last seen by Sgt 1st Class Alfred F Domenak RA33081384, Co D, 8 Eng, Combat Bn on 9-4-50, during "Banzai" attack.Thanks. ML

Keywords:


Entry: 10811
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
8TH ENGINEERS, CP. DRAKE, JAPAN

CLYDE B. KEENE SR. wrote on August 4, 2000


City and State: SALT LAKE CITY UT

Unit: 43RD ENGINEER CONST. BN.

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Tokorozawa, just down the road from Co Drake. Shortly after I arrived in Japan from a 1948 tour in Korea I visited a home town bubby with the 8th Engrs. his nane was Carl Gilbert from Whtman, MA., in mid June he was sent back to the ZI and given a forced discharge.

He went into the service at age 16, he was a gung ho guy, if any one remembers him please let me know. We had several guys in the 43rd that came from the 8th Engrs. in late 1948. Thanking you in advance. Clyde.


Keywords: 8th Engineers


Entry: 8560
8TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION OF MERRITT PRATT SR.

SUZANNE PRATT wrote on May 9, 2000


City and State: LAS CRUCES NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find information regarding Merritt Pratt Sr. of Wisconsin. I am putting together a memoir for my father and would like any information you could provide. He was killed in action Nov. 2nd 1950, North Korea.

Keywords:



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