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Entry: 87431
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP KAISER 1ST BG 17TH INF

ARTHUR F. GIBBS JR. wrote on October 18, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 1 BG 17 TH INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any who was their at that time 61-62 I remember
the motor pool Sgt Longhaufer Charles Moran, Bordenaro,
Jeffrey Brown


Keywords: Motor pool, wrecker driver Looking for any one who was there.


Entry: 87423
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
EASTERN DMZ FROKA AREAS

DALLAS SNELL wrote on October 17, 2013


City and State: ENNIS MO

Unit: 1ST BN 42ND FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Our Unit 1st Bn 42nd Field Artillery of the 4th Missile Command
worked Directly with the First ROK Army along the central and
eastern DMZ areas of responsibility, There are no available
records as to where in these areas the FROKA sprayed agent orange.
Rocket Firing points ect. Our Unit has been so far excluded from
the Units exposed even though we had fire points inside the Buffer
zone to fire back into St Barbara. Something is just not right.
What happened in the FROKA areas and why aren't veterans that were
assigned in these areas being given consideration or at least
benefit of the doubt? Its not over. A Camp Page Veteran.


Keywords: Camp Page, Honest John Rockets, FROKA forward Areas.


Entry: 87417
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
BRTYC 7TH BN (HAWK) 5TH ARTY

JOHN HILL wrote on October 15, 2013


City and State: POWDERLY TX

Unit: BRTY C 7TH BN(HAWK)5TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I,M looking for Robert L. Evans he was LT. Evans Commanding

Officer of brty c 7th bn ( hawk ) 5th arty between 1967 and

1968.South Korea I would like to talk with him my phone# is 903-

732-4820 can between 7:00pm and 6:00am


Keywords: HAWK


Entry: 87416
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
BRTYC 7TH BN (HAWK) 5TH ARTY

JOHN HILL wrote on October 15, 2013


City and State: POWDERLY TX

Unit: BRTY C 7TH BN(HAWK)5TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I,M looking for Robert L. Evans he was LT. Evans Commanding

Officer of brty c 7th bn ( hawk ) 5th arty between 1967 and

1968.South Korea I would like to talk with him my phone# is 903-

732-4820 can between 7:00pm and 6:00am


Keywords: HAWK


Entry: 87384
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
ALPHA COMPANY 3/23 2ND INF DIV. KOREA 69-70 YEARBOOK PICTURES

ERVIN CARPENTER wrote on October 11, 2013


City and State:

Unit: ALPHA 3/23 2ND INF DIV. KOREA 69-70

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi Everyone,



I would like to share my Yearbook Pictures from my 12 months

stay in Korea. Members of my company and their families can

view our life and what it all looked like during that part of

the DMZ experience. I hope that this can provide some memories

for those who served and for those who would like to see their

loved ones and what they looked like during this most important

time in military history. You can view my yearbook at:







http://www.myalbum.com/Album=ESSXHV86





Keywords: Alpha Company, 3/23 2nd Inf Div. Korea 69-70, DMZ, Camp Greaves,

Freedom Bridge,






Entry: 87338
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
7TH INFANTRY DIVISION DIV ARTY 1967-68

MANUEL PEREZ wrote on October 4, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: driver for Lt Col Slater all over Northern South
Korea even DMZ, also in Survey section with Urban,
Mason, Von, Ward, Klepper,

Berry.


Keywords:


Entry: 87337
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
BRTYC7THBN(HAWK)5THARTY

JOHN HILL wrote on October 3, 2013


City and State: POWDERLY TX

Unit: BRTYC7THBN5THARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for any one that was in south korea from 1967 to 1968

with brty c 7th bn (hawk) 5tharty


Keywords:


Entry: 87311
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
INFILTRATOR IN THE IMJIN RIVER

MARIO PACELLA SR. wrote on September 29, 2013


City and State: BLASDELL NY

Unit: COMPANY A 2/23RD INFANTRY 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:
It must of been late April or early May 1968, that I and
Charles Henry were assigned to man position Alpha #1 which
overlooked the Imjin River as it flowed south and at that point
it curved around our position and flowed east, Well at about
1100 hours through the binoculars I notice a log up river
about 600 meters from us, It was about 8 inches in diameter and
8 feet long and it is floating down river length wise very slow
and the front of the log was Sawed Cut. That seemed very
strange to me because we never seen logs in the river.
Especially ones with sawed cut ends.
I told my partner that I suspected that maybe a NK
infiltrator might be holding on to it and we should open up on
it. He was a bit apprehensive about firing on it until I told
him it was a free fire zone and all we had to do was report
that we fired on a possible infiltrator. The water that day was
very very choppy and it could of also been high tide. Maybe a
half hour passed when it reached our position and it was about
2/3rds across the river and pararell to us. So I told Henry I
was going to fire at it anyways and for him to continue to look
through the binoculars.
I set my rife on semi automatic and I aimed just at the
water line and fired about ten rounds the length of the log.
Then I seen something black move away from the log. My first
thought was that it was a North Korean infiltrator in a wet
suit. As it pulled away the log then started to float width
wise down the river so I fired maybe 4 or 5 more rounds onto
the target. I asked Henry if he could see a dead body floating
through the binoculars and he said no and added if it was an
infiltrator he is probably at the bottom of the river. I then
radioed in that I fired at a possible infilator on a log and
forgot about it.
If you are in the Infantry you live moment to moment, hour
to hour and day to day. Three or four weeks later we rotated
south of the Imjin River for our four month southern rotation
and I heard about dead North Korean infiltrator washing up on
the southern shore of the Imjin River. I believe that maybe the
infiltrator I fired on may of been one of those that washed up
on shore. The following spring a soldier from the 3/23rd
Infantry and the ROK soldiers killed 2 infiltrators from the
same position..
If anyone remembers a NK body washing up along the southern
banks of the Imjin River west of Freedom bridge during late
spring 1968 give me a response. Best Regards to all my fellow
DMZ Veterans. Mario Pacella (Sgt.)



Keywords: My DMZ Brothers and all Korean Service Veterans. Co. A 2/23rd
Infantry 2nd Division68 to 69



Entry: 87285
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
KENNETH HAMILTON

DAVID HAMILTON wrote on September 25, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who might have served
with my
father,Kenneth Hamilton, he ran a paint shop while
stationed in
Korea sometime after 1958 and until the very early
1960's.


Keywords: Ran a paint shop 1958-1961?


Entry: 87246
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP CUSTER 65-66

LOUIS PEOPLES wrote on September 21, 2013


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for those that were there in camp Custer 65-66

Keywords:


Entry: 87245
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP CUSTER 65-66

LOUIS PEOPLES wrote on September 21, 2013


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 87241
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CO C 3 BN 19 INF

RAMIRO B. (RAY) GALVEZ SR. wrote on September 20, 2013


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: US ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I took The USS DARBY , from Bremehaven , Germany to Fort Hamilton , New York City , it
took 8 days. , arrived in New Tork City on April 17th , 1963 ! Trying to locate a list
of passengers , to locate a Army buddy , I met on that trip , upon our Discharge from
the US ARMY that day ! I only have a last name , from Pennsylvania.


Keywords:


Entry: 87220
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
KOREA 1967 A CO 51ST SIG BN

BOB BAKER wrote on September 17, 2013


City and State: BINGHAMTON NY

Unit: CO. A 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in 51st Signal Bn. Co. A Uijongbu
Korea from Nov. '66 to Mar. '68


Keywords:


Entry: 87214
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
38TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY

WILLIAM KENNEY wrote on September 15, 2013


City and State: CHELSEA MA

Unit: A/2/71 38TH ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for personal that served in the 38th Air Defense

Artillery . We sprayed our bases and most of our personnel now

have medical problems. I am looking for our people to build our

history and support each other. new issues have come up that

could effect our benefits.


Keywords: looking for personnel who served in the 38th Air Defense

Artillery



Entry: 87206
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
SIXTH ARMY HUNTER LIGGITT MILITERY RESERVATION

ROBERTO SANCHEZ wrote on September 15, 2013


City and State: CORONA CA

Unit: HQ CO H L M R JOLON CA [SIG]

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR BUDDYS FROM POST SIG. AT HUNTER LIGGITT
MILITERY
RESERVATION FROM FEB. 1965-JAN.1967


Keywords: SIXTH US ARMY HUNTER LIGGITT MILITERY RESERVATION


Entry: 87197
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP EAGLE 1965 13TH QM

TERRY MICHAELS wrote on September 13, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 13TH QM IN YONG DONG PO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: want to know about the very first history of camp
eagle. was it

built on the site of k-36 air field near camp
long. I think that

the 802nd engineers and the 13qm were 1st there in
1964. can't

find anyone that was there in 1964. I've got a
year book from

there. thanks terry


Keywords: 13th qm and 802nd engineers


Entry: 87164
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
DMZ VETERAN HAT

JOHN MAYER wrote on September 6, 2013


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: B 1/23

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Any DMZ Veterans looking for a hat, can be found at

http://www.militarysnafu.com







I served on the Z Oct 70-Apr 71


Keywords: DMZ


Entry: 87157
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
BORN AT TACHI AUG 6 1961

DAVID ALEXANDER wrote on September 4, 2013


City and State: OAK RIDGE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was trying to get a birth certificate when I found
this.Awesome.I
would like to know what my parents where like when i
was born and
at that age.Any one that remembers or would like to
help I would so
appreciate it Thanhawn Alexanderks in
advance...David S


Keywords: Born at Tachi august 6 1961 father was mssgt james
w. alexander
mother taught english to japanese students her
name is mrs.jane
alexander Looking for anyone that may have known
them they were
there three years I think 1961 1962 1963



Entry: 87144
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
KOREAN WAR/ DELBERT V SWYGART

BEVERLY SCOTT wrote on September 1, 2013


City and State: BEND OR

Unit: 38TH INFANTRY REGIMENT/2ND INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: if you remember anything about my beloved uncle Please let me

know.i know this has been a lot of years,I was 4 years old,but
I will never forget what a loving person he was.Hopefully you
will remember him also.and how he died


Keywords: Uncle Delbert was PTV MOS 1745-LIGHT WEAPONS INFANTRY LEADER----

-HOSTILE,DIED(KIA) DEC 26TH 1952



Entry: 87143
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
DELBERT VINCENT SWYGART

BEVERLY SCOTT wrote on September 1, 2013


City and State: BEND OR

Unit: 38TH INFANTRY REGIMENT 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle Delbert was killed on Dec 26th 1952.My mother was told

he was on a boat with other soldiers,he was shot in the head and

killed.I would like to know who was with him and did he die this

way.He was such a special uncle,i hope and pray someone was with

him.Please help me.


Keywords: need information on how he died


Entry: 87111
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CO C15TH ARMOR 2ND BN 1963

JOHN QUELLO wrote on August 30, 2013


City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit: CO C2ND TK BN15TH ARMOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served with me co c3rd mtk 40th armor or
co c2nd tk bn 15th armor in 1963


Keywords:


Entry: 87108
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
HHC 1/9TH 1968-1969

MICHAEL L. BROWNSTEIN wrote on August 29, 2013


City and State:

Unit: HHC 1/9TH INF 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Served as medical officer for 1/9th, approx. July 1968-August 1969.

Looking for anyone there at that time. Also would like to obtain a
copy of the yearbook put out for that time. At least a copy of the
book, at my expense. Lt.Col Spiller was the CO at the time the book
was published.


Keywords: Camp Young, Camp Custer


Entry: 87103
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
LOOKING FOR FELLOW VETS

DAVE SCHAEFER wrote on August 28, 2013


City and State: KEWANEE IL

Unit: C CO. 2ND ENG, 2ND DIV CAMP BROWNING

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Stationed at C Co 2nd Eng from Feb 68 to Mar 69. Drove 5 tons

for a couple of months then became Lt Holgates driver and demo

assistant. One assignment was to blow up Freedom Bridge if N.

Korea came south. Not a good assignment. Would like to hear from

anyone stationed there during that period. I'll try to remember

you.


Keywords: Would like to hear from John Schurtz from Iowa, Jim Watojvitch

from St. Louis, Lt John Holgate from New York



Entry: 87089
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE

KOREY DUGAS wrote on August 27, 2013


City and State: FORT POLK LA

Unit: OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am searching for Mr. Walter L. Williams who was with my
father Kenneth J. Dugas in Taegu back in 1967 and worked at/for
the EADC-EAR Headquarters. My father is asking if anyone knows
how to get a hold of Mr. Walter L. Williams. Please contact me
at 337-230-2443. Thank you.


Keywords: Searching for Mr. Walter L. Williams


Entry: 87049
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
65-67 C CO 23RD IR

JAMES CADWELL wrote on August 21, 2013


City and State: PLAINFIELD IN

Unit: CO. C 3RD BN. 23 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for others that served in Korea 65-67
Co. C 3rd bn 23
inf.


Keywords:


Entry: 87027
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
GHOST WALKERS

BARBARA WRIGHT wrote on August 18, 2013


City and State: PENDLETON OR

Unit: HQ. HQ. SEOUL

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for other members of a unit who wore
Army
fatigues, had no shoulder patch, carried no ID
cards nor were
allowed to wear dog tags. You were in the unit
from it's
inseption in July of 1962 until you either rotated
out or went
back to Ft. Lewis. Pockets was one of your
Louies. All you
were told of your unit name was Hq.Hq. Seoul and
nothing more.
You probably have PTSD and may or may not have
more injuries
that need VA compensation. Skinny and I are
trying to find the
other guys so that we can get his and all of your
benefits for
you. Now 's the time to speak up.


Keywords: Teddy, Blue Eyes, Skinny, Injin, Dutch, Pockets


Entry: 87004
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
ELIEZER BAEZ-HERNANDEZ. TEL#787-662-0594

ELIEZER BAEZ-HERNANDEZ wrote on August 15, 2013


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit: 7TH. INF. 32ND. INF. DIV. 19559 TO 1960

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ! am Eliezer Baez-Hernandez, Veteran that I serve on peace war
at parallel 38th. My unit and regiment was 7th Infantry
Regiment, 42th Division, Don Du Chun, Korea, my tours was for
11 month from August 1959 to August 23.1060. I participated in
many detais some volunters and others by roster and
alphabetical ordes. Idid a lot of guard duty around the
securities fences. The ordinance unit they were spraying the
foliation and the weeds that were imparairing the visibility,
that lated was called Agent Orange, without knowing that it,s
was so harmful for the plant or food, animalks and humam being
in general. I had developed a lot of health prppoblems. My NBC
MOS, in which my school and training at Forth Bragg, Noth
Carolina Infantry MOS School. For contact me Tel.#787-662-0594.


Keywords: Geral D. Patrick Troops carrier. Ashored at PaaMoon Yun, Korea.


Entry: 87003
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
ELIEZER BAEZ-HERNANDEZ. TEL#787-662-0594

ELIEZER BAEZ-HERNANDEZ wrote on August 15, 2013


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit: 7TH. INF. 32ND. INF. DIV. 19559 TO 1960

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ! am Eliezer Baez-Hernandez, Veteran that I serve on peace war
at parallel 38th. My unit and regiment was 7th Infantry
Regiment, 42th Division, Don Du Chun, Korea, my tours was for
11 month from August 1959 to August 23.1060. I participated in
many detais some volunters and others by roster and
alphabetical ordes. Idid a lot of guard duty around the
securities fences. The ordinance unit they were spraying the
foliation and the weeds that were imparairing the visibility,
that lated was called Agent Orange, without knowing that it,s
was so harmful for the plant or food, animalks and humam being
in general. I had developed a lot of health prppoblems. My NBC
MOS, in which my school and training at Forth Bragg, Noth
Carolina Infantry MOS School. For contact me Tel.#787-662-0594.


Keywords: Geral D. Patrick Troops carrier. Ashored at PaaMoon Yun, Korea.


Entry: 86982
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
KOREA 1960-1961

MAXINE TURNIPSEED wrote on August 12, 2013


City and State: MCDADE TX

Unit: B BTRY 4HOWBN76BTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was with engineer in late 1960 -early 1961. Need verification of

agent orange use during this period of time.


Keywords: Agent Orange exposure in Korea


Entry: 86968
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP RED CLOUD AND UIJEONGBU, KOREA

WILLIAM (BILL) ZINSKI wrote on August 10, 2013


City and State: BLOOMINGTON MN

Unit: 60TH ORD CO (AMMO) 3DE US ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The VA has turned me down twice for PTSD due to witnessing

atrocities in Uijeonbu while I served at Camp Red Cloud. Anyone

else witnessed anything similar?


Keywords: Camp Red Cloud and Uijeongbu


Entry: 86927
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
NORTH OF THE IMJIN 5/67 TO 6/68 B CO 23RD IR

MIKE CLEMONS wrote on August 5, 2013


City and State: JOHNSON AR

Unit: CO B FIRST OF 23RD SECOND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: would love to speak to any guys from my unit or
anyone who served
then


Keywords: Tiger Patrol, Pueblo, DMZ, Col. White, I corps,
Shagpari,



Entry: 86895
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP STANLEY36THENGINEERGP(C),HQ AND HQ CO11THENGINEER BN (CBT)

MILTON H. GEORGE wrote on August 2, 2013


City and State: BAGLEY MN

Unit: HQ AND HQ CO 11TH ENGINEER BN (CBT)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was there in 69-70, I'm looking for the yearbook for those years

Keywords:


Entry: 86881
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
AT CAMP CASEY 68\69 7S AND T CAMP CASEY

KELLY WOLTERS wrote on August 1, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 7S AND T AT CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 86826
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
1968 AND 1969 SO KOREA A/6TH BN 44TH ARTY (HAWK)BN

CLETUS J. STOCK JR. wrote on July 27, 2013


City and State: LEXINGTON SC

Unit: A BRTY 6TH 44TH ARTY (HAWK) BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS THERE FOR 16 MONTHS MY MOS WAS T6 Y 30 WAS SUPPLY AND
SMALL ARMS REPAIR.LEFT THEIR WENT TO THE ROCK FOR POR TRAINING
WITH 1ST SP FORCES .THEN WENT STRAIGHT TO VIETNAM .MY LAST DUTY
WAS WITH 2ND BASE POST OFFICE IN 46TH AND NORTHERN BLD LONG
ISLAND CITY.NOW THEY ARE IN NEW JERSEY 6 YRS STRAIGHT I
DID.SORRY I DIDN,T STAY IN.I HADLONG CANCER LAST YEAR NOW 2 YRS
CLEAN.ANGENT ORANGE,THEY MADE E 5 HARD WAS SP/5


Keywords: Was in the Village off Tok Mok Ni


Entry: 86736
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
LOOKING FOR HAWK VETERANS

LUCKY STARCHER SR. wrote on July 16, 2013


City and State: RAYLAND OH

Unit: D BTRY 7TH BN 5TH ARTY HAWK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for other vets who served in d btry 7th bn 5th arty hawk in 1969 to
1970,have ischemic heart disease and skin cancer cut out a few times. Trying to
find out the location of the tac site and the mountain I was on,I believe it was
sprayed with agent orange,would like to hear from anyone that served with me.


Keywords:


Entry: 86726
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
KOREA: 7TH MEDICAL BATTALION

ALLYN DREW FORTIER wrote on July 15, 2013


City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit: 7TH MEDICAL BATTALION, COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to locate a 'YearBook' the 7th Medical Battalion put out 10
1967-1968


Keywords: Friend, Paul Schmidt


Entry: 86710
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON D BATTERY 7TH BATTALION HAWK 5TH ARTILLARY

ED STURM wrote on July 14, 2013


City and State: HANSKA MN

Unit: D BTRY, 7TH BN HAWK 5TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in D Battery in Sin Chon from 1969--1970. I have been
diagnoised with Multiple Mylenoma--which is a probable result
from exposure to agent orange. I am hoping to be in contact
with anyone who also served at this time. I am trying to verify
how far Sin Chon was from the DMZ.

Hope to hear from anyone. Thanks




Keywords: Sin Chon, DMZ, agent orange, Camp Page


Entry: 86681
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
DMZ - AUGUST 68 - JAN 69 CO. B 1/9

DENNIS URBAN wrote on July 10, 2013


City and State: THREE SPRINGS PA

Unit: CO. B 1ST BN. 38TH INF. 1ST/9TH 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My tour of duty in the Republic of South Korea
started after the

USS Pueblo capture and ended prior to the USAF
Intel plane being

shoot down. I arrived in country mid-Feb. 1968 and
as an

Infantryman somehow got assigned to a 175MM
artillery unit under

I Corp Artillery (B Battery 6/12 Art. Camp Alex
Williams). Our

compound was 3 miles south (or at least we thought
it was south)
of Camp Casey, Home of the 7th Inf. whom we often
clashed with
in the bars outside the post. I think the town was
named Tong-Du-
Chon, can't be sure now. After 5 months there, and
becoming a
driver/gunner on that beast of a gun, I was
transferred in late
July 68 to B Co, 1/38 Inf. at South Camp Custer.
Since the unit
was understaffed and prepping for their rotation
to the north, I
was immediately sent on afternoon/nightly trips to
the DMZ
fence, patrols, and GP Katie to introduce me with
the zone.
After a week of that, the unit rotated north, not
for three
months (usual tour), but for five months because
the replacement
unit wasn't ready to come north yet. That winter,
like all in
Korea, was bitter - temps dropped to -38 degrees
one night,
chill factor -85 degrees, exposure time measured
in seconds, not
minutes. Warm-up bunkers few and far between,
enough firewood
for three hours a night if you were lucky, but we
did have the
Playboy Bunker - Position #120 - with the inside
walls covered
with Playboy Magazine centerfolds for years gone
by!! Quite a
bunker that was!! Because we were short-handed we
worked 22
hours on with two hours of sleep for every 24 hour
period. There
were no days or nights, just one continuous march
of time toward
rotation South! We were suppose to have one day
off for every
fourteen days on, but I had one day off for the
entire 5 months
we were on the zone, and that was because the
first sergeant put
me on sick call for 24 hours. GP Katie duty ran
from 3 to 5 days
to throw the NK off a regular change of duty plan,
and it seemed
to work. They didn't know when to ambush the
eplacement/resupply
vehicles. Water for GP Katie was either brought in
by truck or
mostly brought up the hill from the spring or
creek at the
bottom of the hill. It was dangerous to do, and
the NK snipers
watched for us every time. Many times we went down
at night if a
patrol was not in the area. GP Katie had a
radar/photo recon
bunker, but we seldom saw the operators. They were
like ghosts
to us. We totally rebuilt the trench system and
bunkers there
that summer (the older cloth sandbags had rotted
and we used the
new plastic version). Patrols usually lasted 24 to
36 hours, and
gave us a chance to rest during one on/one off
periods. After
dark no one was off.



The UI's were everywhere trying to penetrate the
fence and/or

ambush us. The NK's sent down Hunter/Killer 5 man
units, would

strike fast (one to two minutes) then take off
across the MDL.

More than once we could have struck back, but were
not allowed

to fire over the MDL, even if they were still
shooting at us,

which they often did. They even put American flags
up at their

positions across the MDL, trying to make us think
they were

American positions. Caught us once...after that we
were aware of

that trick. We paid them back later. Trips North
(of the MDL)

were by volunteers only, and lasted up to 7 days.
Can't talk

about them here. Uncle Sam is still watching us.
Fence duty was

boring and spooky all at the same time. If we had
fence duty, we

usually hit the positions by 4 PM and were picked
up by 9 AM.

Few of us slept, but the KATUSA's did often. Poor
rich boys from

wealthy families that didn't want their boys going
to Nam!!!

Their NCO's must have come from the regular army
though, because

they were monsters to the KATUSA troops. Our
company covers

positions from #113 thru 138 I believe, and I
worked them all.

After making E5 at Thanksgiving, I was taken off
of patrol/GP

Katie duty (which I had done for 4 solid months)
and put on the

fence. I'd be responsible for 4 to 6 positions
each night, and

was never in one position very long. Kept moving
constantly

keeping everyone awake and alert. The cooks would
send up hot

coffee and hot potato soup on the really cold
nights (below 10

degrees), but by the time it reached us and we got
back in our

holes, it would be frozen solid. So if we heard
something out in

front of the fence, we'd throw the soup first, and
then the hand

grenade second! Surprise more than one UI with
that trick. They

would jump and run when the soup hit near them,
then they got

the real surprise. Usually didn't make it home to
tell their

buddies the trick either. The patrol would sweep
in and block

any retreat if they were still alive. US 1 NK 0.
Paybacks for

the Easter ambush of the guards going to Panmunjom
and the train

wreck shootings. They took some of our guys out
too, but we

aren't allowed to talk about that either.
Accidental discharge

of a weapon or training accident was the cover
words they used.



Jan 7, 1969 we rotated south with what was left of
us. Had a few

go psyco while up north, a few who just ended it,
a few who

overdosed on whatever, some left early with combat
fatigue, some

got to rotate home (very few), some did the trip
home in a body

bag. But we rotated south to South Camp Custer,
and the next

three months it was river duty, bridge duty on
Freedom Bridge,

and training. Like we needed more training!!! We
needed rest,

but never got much. I spent half of my 30 day
leave after Korea

sleeping. Oh, it was so good. For five months I
could count on

one hand how many times I slept between two sheets
in a bed.

Mostly slept on the concrete floor in a sleeping
bag with a

pistol (black market 45 cal.) in my hand with a
round in the
chamber.



But we did what we were told to do and also worked
on the MBP's,

main battle positions, when we had nothing else to
do.



Korea changed me forever, for the better I hope.
Wouldn't want

to do it again, but won't trade the tour for all
the gold in the

world. I learned a lot about myself and other
people over there,

including the South Koreans. They have to live
with the NK's

every day, not just for 13 months of hell.
Someday, that will

change, and those NK's will have some gun barrels
put down their

throats just like they did to our Navy guys on the
Pueblo. Only

our guns will be loaded when we pull the triggers!
Until then I

wish the South Koreans well. Their time to go
North is coming.


Keywords: foxholes #113 thru #138, GP Katie, Freedom
Village, GP Lucy,

South Camp Custer, Camp Alex Williams, B Battery
6th/12

Artillery, 175 MM self-propelled guns, Injim
River, Injim River

Scouts, Eagle Flights, Freedom Bridge, UN
Command/VIP Bunker.



Entry: 86665
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
SHOUT OUT

RAY LEWIS wrote on July 8, 2013


City and State: PALOS VERDES ESTASTES CA

Unit: 2D MP COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just a hello to any members of the 2d MP Company that may have

served with me. I was there from October '66 - Novembe '67.


Keywords: Camp Custer, Imjin River, Liberty Bridge


Entry: 86656
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
A DAUGHTER STILL WONDERING

LUDMILLA HASKELL wrote on July 7, 2013


City and State: GRANITE BAY CA

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for anyone who remembers or knew my dad, Valentin
(Val)Potloff and can give me any information on his time in
Korea.He was there sometime in the mid to late 60s serving with
the USAF.


Keywords:


Entry: 86638
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
C COMPANY 11ENGR COMBAT 36 ENGR GROUP

THOMAS D. (TIM) TREXLER wrote on July 4, 2013


City and State: PERRY OH

Unit: C,COMP 1 PATOON 11ENGR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I went by the name Tim. I served at camp essayon in 69 and 70 as a 5 ton truck driver,
also a bucket loader. Dan swenney and i run around after worker ours . We went to japan
for 7 days on r and r in april of 70. Would like to here from anyone that served at that
time. I belong to the 11 engrs batt ass. We are trying to get new members to join.
There is a reunion in charleston sc in 1014. All are welcome to join Hope to hear from
all of u. Thanks tim trexler


Keywords: Looking for all that served at camp essayon in 69- and 70


Entry: 86637
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
SEND EMAIL TO STAN AKSAMIT

STAN AKSAMIT JR. wrote on July 4, 2013


City and State: GOODYEAR AZ

Unit: 1ST CAVALRY, 15TH S&T, MUNSAN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served April '64 to June '65. My close buddies were Taiki
Onuma, Larry Elmer Fekken and Uwe Malchow. The three of us
stuck together for 13 months. I spent a couple months TDY in
the zone. Capt. Pierce, Capt. Fitzgerald, Major Womack, Lt.
Nicholson, SFC Mahoney, SSGT Caison, PFC Roger Johnson, PFC
Barry Payne, PFC Snyder, SSGT Robbins, MSGT Izquierdo, Lt.
Gustafson and Capt. Grabowski are the people I remember. I also
remember the Christmas Show with Bob Hope and Jill St. John.

The aroma of the rice paddies and cold winters will never be
forgotten.


Keywords: Onuma was "Ish", Malchow "Fatty" and Fekken was "Elmer".


Entry: 86636
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
B CO, 1/31 2ND DIV. CAMP LIBERTY BELL,

TERRY WITTEN wrote on July 4, 2013


City and State: OAK GROVE MO

Unit: B CO 131ST INF 2ND INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: would like to hear from anyone ther at that time.

Keywords: imjin scout, gp oulette, collier, fence duty.
never was south
of freedom bridge the whole 13 months there.
consatan rotastion
of duty on gp , fence, ambush patrols.



Entry: 86632
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
9TH CAV 1ST RECON

LOREN DUBOIS wrote on July 4, 2013


City and State: WINDOM TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in the 9th Cav 1st Recon HQ company. motor pool: jeeps

and tanks. !7 yrs old at the time. Just below the DMZ our

mission was to blow the bridge in 3 minutes. The only name I

recall is a man named Andy - from Alaska. I was nothing more
than a scared id at the time - with lots of problems.


Keywords:


Entry: 86619
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
11THENGINEER CAMPESSAYON1969-1970

THOMAS D. (TIM) TREXLER wrote on July 2, 2013


City and State: PERRY OH

Unit: C COMPANY 11 ENGR CAMP ESSAYON 1969 1970

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: looking for friends that served with me in the 1 palatoon company c 11 engrs from
1969 to 1970 at camp essayon



Entry: 86596
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
HELP ME!

THOMAS TERRELL JR. wrote on June 28, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: In 1969 I was assigned to the 1st Infantry 42nd Missal Base. I

was sent to Korea then to Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam. I was then told

I was under age and had to get my self out of there. There is no

record any where that I was there, if someone remembers this or

was there with me at that time please let me know. Thanks!!


Keywords: Honest John


Entry: 86485
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
2DBN (HAWK) 71STARTILLERY

JOHN CORIELL wrote on June 11, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 2NBN HAWK 71ST ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 86477
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
CAMP ECHO HILL--AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE 1967-1968?

NORMAN DOOLEY wrote on June 10, 2013


City and State: BUCHANAN VA

Unit: E4-44TH--1967-1968 CAMP ECHO HILL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served at Camp Echo Hill 1967 -1968
or any time near that date that can verify that agent orange was
sprayed there or that can verify that the camp almost had NO
Vegetation. I have a claim filed with the VA. I have had
multiple health problems ischemetic heart disease, daughter born
with spina bifida, anuerysms multiple, triple bypass at age 38,
COPD, foot disease. If anyone can help me or has any
information please call me or email me. Norman R. Dooley 1st
cook camp echo hill 1967-1968.


Keywords: Agent Orange, Camp Echo Hill, 1967- 1968 1st cook,
Ischmetic Heart Disease, COPD, spina bifida, aneurysms



Entry: 86456
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS C BATTERY 6THBN. 44TH ARTILLERY (HAWK) 1966

DANIEL CORTEZ wrote on June 7, 2013


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: C BATTERY 6THBN. 44TH ARTILLERY (HAWK) 1966

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i retired in 1985 sfc doing good thanks to our
LORD. hope to
hear from some one soon, GOD bless


Keywords: i was a cook for the battery,spc4 at the time ,ssg
paul r. smith
was the math sgt.i was just going through my lost
year book! and
would like to find out if some of my old friends
are still
around, would love to hear from them, like than
sfc jaun
a.lucero ,ssg jesus garcia sr.,pvt james f.
goodsell (cook),pfc
charles w. goings (doc) medic, pfc anthony a.
montoya



Entry: 86452
DMZ 1960 TO 1969
QUESTION

TERRY MICHAELS wrote on June 7, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 13TH QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: NOBODY out there knows were camp eagle was??? i think it was
near camp long outside of wonju. started building by the 802nd
engineer company in 1964???
thanks, terry michaels


Keywords:



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