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Korean DMZ 1970 to 1979


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Entry: 45554
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
KUTOUCH MOGO

JEFF ROBERTS wrote on August 31, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 2ED MED CAMP CASEY, B-CO

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was stationed at 2ed med 2ed inf div,B-co )armorer) may-75 thru june-76. Would enjoy hereing from former brothers in arms.

Keywords: prince valium


Entry: 45551
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP MATTA

GARRETT O'HARA wrote on August 31, 2004


City and State: TOPEKA KS

Unit: 3/32ND INF 'BADGER BATTALION'

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Greetings to fellow vets. In that short 14 months I moved around a lot. I started out at Camp Matta (Last Chance Saloon in Shang pa-ri), went to Camp Casey(TDC)but we ex-7th ID guys hung-out at Rosa's Canteena, an old 7th ID hangout in Toko-ri, just outside Camp Hovey where we occasionaly fought with 2nd ID jokers who didn't like our 7th ID patch. We still wore uniforms off-post then. Well, I ended-up at Camp Rice with C Troop, 7th Cav (Yongi-go, I think it was)before contracting hepatitis and spending a short stint at 121. I spent a second tour (around 26 months)with the 142nd MP Co, 8th Army in Yongsan, 74-76. I was there for the assasination of the First Lady and the Tree Incident. We thought all hell was going to break loose. We're all a little older now and (hopefully) wiser - I had a blast despite some of the hardships we endured. I recall freezing and no hot water the most. The DMZ sure was a spooky place. My father was a Army Korean War Vet with the 24th ID. He later joined the Marines and spent three tours in Nam. He died a few years ago of Agent Orange related cancer. Well, warm regards from Kansas and God Bless you all!

Keywords: 1970 - 1971
Turned Camp Matta over to ROK Army. 3rd/32nd Inf moved to Camp Casey.There was a ceremony wherein remainder of 7th Inf Div awarded Korean PCU (Singman Rhee), 7th ID combat patch, combat chevrons and 7th ID Bayonet Badge. Colors sent back to U.S. and 3rd/32nd becomes 1st/32nd (Bucaneer Bn)under 2nd ID.Most 1st/32nd farmed out to 1st/72nd,1st/73rd and 7th Cav, where I went. We really were the tail-end of the 2nd Korean War. Wow! Never really thought much about that until now. I was part of an historic event.



Entry: 45395
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
JSA MP 78-79

RANDY COPELAND wrote on August 23, 2004


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: UNCSG/JSA

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: Served from 78-79 as escort MP for JSA


Entry: 45338
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CSC 1/38TH INFANTRY 4.2 INCH MORTAR PLT 2ND I.D OPERATION PAUL BUNYAN

ROBERT J. (BOBBY) GARNER wrote on August 20, 2004


City and State: DESOTO TX

Unit: CSC 1/38TH INFANTRY 4.2 INCH MORTAR PLT 2ND I.D

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Remember " Operation Paul Bunyan" and the reason for it; the brutal murder of Cpt. Bonifas and Lt. Barrett on 18 Aug. 1976. As I sit and stare at a piece of "the Tree" I say a prayer for their familiess and the men of the Second Infantry Division, Second To NONE

Keywords: Trying to locate Lt. Kenemmer, Sgt Cooper,Pvt's Mayton, Tn, Miceli, Ny . Del Pappa, Ny. oor anyone from our co. in 76-77


Entry: 45252
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
MERRY MAD MONKS OF THE D.M.Z.

ROY BLAKE wrote on August 17, 2004


City and State: CLEARLAKE CA

Unit: J.S.A.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served in 1969 to 1970 during the longest arms meeting and the shortest meetings .The roads were all dirt .The last person I talked to was DAN Diets about 1999 before the reunion.

Keywords:


Entry: 45146
DMZ 1970 TO 1979

R. DAVID CAMP wrote on August 11, 2004


City and State: CUMMING GA

Unit: B TROOP 4TH/7TH CAVALRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 45046
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
43RD SURG. (MASH)

ED MCCLURE wrote on August 6, 2004


City and State: LANCASTER CA

Unit: 43RD SURG. (MASH) 74-75

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Go on Classmates and there to you can find millitary units and old friends. Iwas there in '74-'75, worked post-op, pre-op, emergency room andwas the projectionist. Had some good times.

Keywords:


Entry: 44660
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
KIMPO

STEVE DU BOS wrote on July 20, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 66TH AG POSTAL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Any one remember working the Air/Land/Sea Mail
Incoming and outgoing for ALL of Korea ? People
that picke up the Mail there ... AND
Anyone stationed with the 66th AG Postal
working at Kimpo International Airport=
living at Camp Market in Bupyeong.
Years 1978- 1979
Watched as the NEW Korean International Airport
was being build around us. Very bad working conditions and even worst transportation to and from work . NO LUNCH NO SUPPER
Any one have any Photo's of the Area at that Time ??


Keywords:


Entry: 44449
DMZ 1970 TO 1979

ROBERT G. (BOBBY) GARNER SR. wrote on July 13, 2004


City and State: BEREA KY

Unit: CSC. 1ST BN. 38TH INFANTRY, 2ND I.D.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: "Operation Paul Bunyan" Infantry vet{1st Bn-38th Inf.}attached to "A" co. for O.P.B. as Co's forward observer.

Keywords: Seeking a detailed map of Story Range and surrounding area.


Entry: 44446
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

ROBERT G. (BOBBY) GARNER SR. wrote on July 13, 2004


City and State: BEREA KY

Unit: CSC. 1ST BN. 38TH INFANTRY, 2ND I.D.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking to contact any one in cyber-space that served w/ me from May 1976 to May 77., or any else that cares to share"Operation Paul Bunyan" experiences. SoldierofGOD@wmconnect.com

Keywords: Looking for map of Story Range and surrounding area,:Needing closure on a minefield incident in 77. Bobby Garner, Jr. Vice Co. V.F.W. Post 7098, Richmond, Ky.


Entry: 44368
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
304TH SIGNAL BN. SECURITY POLICE - 68/69 - CAMP BAKER/COINER

MARK HAGEDORN wrote on July 10, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 304TH SIGNAL BN. SECURITY POLICE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was the NCOIC of the 304th Signal Battalion Security Police while at Camp Baker and Coiner 68-69. Attended James M. Whitman 7th Inf. Div. NCO Academy at Camp Casey, Nov. 68. Did some TDY with the 214th MP. May have been in contact with AO while in areas between Casey and the DMZ. As a result of this, I have placed my name on the VA Agent Orange register. If you think you may have been in contact with AO, get your name on the register. Always looking for old buddys.

Keywords: 304th Signal Bn. Security Police


Entry: 44176
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
'OPERATION PAUL BUNYAN'

ROBERT G. (BOBBY) GARNER SR. wrote on July 1, 2004


City and State: BEREA KY

Unit: CSC.(4.2'MORTARS) 1/38TH INF. 2ND I.D.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served out of Camp Hovey, May 76 to May 77. F. O for "A" Co. 1/38th Inf. during "Operation Paul Bunyan". Have a piece of the poplar tree" 2nd Engineers chopped originally to about 9ft. tall. Now is smooth to the ground w/ Placque in memory of Cpt. Bonifas and Lt.Barrett.Understand high ranking officers made a small fortune selling "souvineers Of O.P.B.. I know I pd. $6 for mine at Camp Casey Px.Loftis, still chasing rabbits into minefields? I saw where u retired and your Bio. Bobby Garner, Jr. Vice Co., Veterans of Foreign Wars ,Post 7098, Richmond, Ky. Life member, Life member , Disabled American Veterans, also Life member.Korea, a tour of duty only those who served 'North of the "No Smile' line"can understand. "Rock of the Marne".

Keywords: Hill 91 ,manned by R.O.K.'s in 76-77 to leftof Story range as we looked into north korea., "Operation Paul Bunyan", Miceli, Ny., Mayton ,Tn. ,Del Pappa, Ny., Lt Kenemmer(ist Marine Div,Nam) then Kimshee Land and last but foremost ,the man that had my "6" Harvey Jones of Paris ,Tx., Nightmare Range"incidents"


Entry: 44166
DMZ 1970 TO 1979

ROBERT G. (BOBBY) GARNER SR. wrote on June 30, 2004


City and State: BEREA KY

Unit: CSC. !ST BN. 38TH INFANTRY,2ND I.D.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Loved the ville's, To-ko-Ri and T.D.C.. Still despise the Commies.Have my piece of the"tree'' from the "ax murders". Like to talk or e-mail w/ other "Tree Men" from any unit or branch of service., as the V.A. Hospitals will not form a "rap session" for us as they did for Nam and previous combat vets. and yes I have asked to be hooked up w/ other O. P. B . vets that are seeing Mental Health at V.A. and for some odd reason V. A. will not get us together. Any ideas?why. I have my own assumption. I am not seeking help for a claim as I am already 100% S/C. Just a history buff wanting to know what other units were doing during those trying days and months afterwards. Bullshitters keep it in the bars, pleeze.

Keywords: Harvey Jones, Tx., Peanut Mayton, Tenn. Lt. Kennemer, 1st Marine Div., Nam)also,Del Pappa, Ny., Ltc. (ret) Theo Middleton, Pvt Little, High Point, North Car. from May 1976 to May 1977, 1st Bn. 38th Infantry, Camp Hovey Korea.


Entry: 44110
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP CASEY 72-73

DAN HENRY wrote on June 28, 2004


City and State: ENCINITAS CA

Unit: HHB 2/61 ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'd enjoy hearing from anyone that served at Camp Casey during the time that I was there.

Keywords:


Entry: 44044
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
7TH BN 17TH FA, KOREA 69-70, ARY FO

MARK HIGGINSON wrote on June 25, 2004


City and State: WESTERVILLE OH

Unit: 7TH BN. 17TH ARTY, 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served as an artillery FO in the DMZ Jul 69 to Oct 69. Attached to 1/9th and 1/38th. Then back to Camp Pelham as C Btry XO and later BC until April. Next Assist S-3 until DEROS 1 Aug. Looking for Bob Broome, Larry Proudfit, Jack O'Toole and anybody else who remembers me. Author of two novels, "North of the River" about Korea in 1969 and "Pali" mystery thriller taking place in Hawaii and Aspen.

Keywords: Author, North of the River, Pali,

Camp Pelham
DMZ, Imjin Scouts,



Entry: 43973
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
A/2/61ST R.C.4 '72-'73 24M20

PAUL HUDANISH wrote on June 21, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Fuel crisis in winter, the latrine burning down, summer BBQ's, Alerts, more alerts, FPX's and CPX's, pfc commits suicide in guardhouse, drugs and racial problems, my first 3 months at HHB in Casey, my last 10 at RC4, SFC Willie D, Capt Schweisswarz (or somesuch). OB, crown, bangyang.

After Korea I spent 3+ years at Hood with A/1/68 with another 6 months at APG, MD.

Looking to contact anyone who was there at the time.





Keywords:


Entry: 43885
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
2ND MP CO TACT SQUAD 74 - 75

KENNETH TATE JR. wrote on June 18, 2004


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit: 2ND MP CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: Camp Casey 2nd MP Co Tact Squad 74 -75
Camp Pelham Korea 2 MP Co 77 -78



Entry: 42740
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
I SPENT 6 YEARS, 5 1/2 TOURS IN KOREA

ALAN BLOOM wrote on May 1, 2004


City and State: DAVIE FL

Unit: A TRP, 4/7 CAV, 2ND CBTI, B CO. 102ND MI BN, HHSC,

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Spent a memorable 5 1/2 years with the 2nd Division and the most memorable times on Radar Site 11 while a part of A Troop, 4/7th Cavalry. Would like to find a Robert Baily, John Carson, both from Pennsylvania..
Tours in Korea:
77-78 Camp Garry Owen 4/7th Cav
80-81 Camp Hovey, 2d Combat Intelligence Company
83-84 Camp Hovey, B Co, 102d MI Bn
84-85 Camp Hovey, B Co, 102d MI Bm
91-92 Camp Hovey, HHSC (S-3) 102d MI Bm

Does anyone remember Al's Corral, the farm of Capt Stolbergs. Still keep in touch with him, he's in O-6 getting ready to retire. Steve Chandler, Patrick Clifton, Lt. Kelly, Lt. Bader, Lt. Kim, and 1SG Adams.
If anyone serverd during these times would love to hear from you..Best tour of duty ever in South Korea, 2d Infantry Division


Keywords: Radar Sites 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1 Camp Rice (Garry Owen), Camp Hovey..


Entry: 42715
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
JSA JAN 74- JAN 75

NATHAN ROLD wrote on April 29, 2004


City and State:

Unit: JSA- IN FRONT OF THEM ALL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for any other JSA veterans who can relate some of the problems they had with the NK guards. The day to day things that no one else ever got to hear about. Anyone remember the tooth rangers.

Keywords: Worked S-4, remember Mad Dog plattoon. Moose night,Guard @ ckpt#1 shot himself in the leg quick drawing, fight the day a general went to Pan Mun Jom in civilian clothes, any other experiences


Entry: 42489
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP 696 UIJONGBU 2/71 ADA 78-79

THOMAS W. (BUTCH) KOONCE wrote on April 20, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 2/71 ADA MAINTENANCE UNIT (24-L)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have been on the compound. Like; Watts, Ellis, Boyles, Spicer, Davis, Abraigo, Scowzo, Rolo, etc... Boyles and I about shot a U.S. MP at Kimpo while transporting a classified part for one of the radars.

Keywords: In country 78-79 DSD 2/71 ADA Hawk Missle System
Maintenance Unit. Just South of Uijongbu at Camp
696.



Entry: 42317
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP CASEY 76/77

GARY HOLT wrote on April 13, 2004


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: 2D AG CO, 2D INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Whassup guys. Great experience bein there at 21, $5 short times, $10 overnights, dozens of bars packed with girls in TDC - nuttin else to spend money on living in the barracks eatin chow. Did literally hundreds of girls there in the 18 months I was there. Guess we had it good in 2d AG Co, liberty pass in our pockets all the time, overnight almost every night. The morning runs were great, once we ran through the main drag of the ville and as we passed the New Korea Club the CO got us to stomp our feet and shout, "GET UP, GET THE F#!K UP!" Ha, ha, got banned running through there for a while. I actually learned to read and write hangul and traveled around the country with yobos some on time off, was pretty nice and dirt cheap in places away from the bases like Pul Guk Sa. Kinda cool at Cheju Do too, one C-130 in/out a week, rode in with a conex full of shotgun shells behind us. Funny thing, all the villagers lined the road to wave at us in the bus passing by, they really appreciated us bein there. Wouldn't let us off base without havin a short arm inspection first hah hah hah. Hey, some guys memories that stuck with me are SSG Rafael Hernandez-Burgos and CSM Ronald Barker, really super guys. Sure wish I was back in those days, things just aint the same anymore back there since the olympics Korea is a totally different place.

Keywords: TDC, Itaewon, Jin Ro


Entry: 42275
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
HHC 1/23RD, 1970-71

JOHN PIERSON wrote on April 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1970-71 HHC S-4. Changpa-ri, "The Last Chance "Bar

Like to here from Kubal, Picard, Fogerty,


Keywords: blue lancer valley, Camp Young, Camp Hovey


Entry: 41852
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
RECON PLATOON 1/23RD INF. 70-71

BARRY CARD wrote on March 19, 2004


City and State: ABILENE TX

Unit: HHC 1/23RD INF. DIV. RECON PLT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Give me a call or e-mail me.

Keywords: Seeking Birdman, Prentiss Tolivar, DePriest and Cpt. Roger Casalengo.


Entry: 41616
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP CASEY 5/ 78' - 8/79'

MARK SALISBURY wrote on March 9, 2004


City and State: CENTRAL FALLS RI

Unit: A/17TH. (M) INF.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Any old Alfa-gators out threre. I have great memories of my time in korea. Met a lot of good guys. Most would remember me by my nickname (Steak). Would enjoy hearing from some old friends. I havn't forgotten any of you great guys. Hope you're all doing well.

Keywords:


Entry: 41599
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
A CO 802ND HCE BN

RICK HARRIS wrote on March 8, 2004


City and State: INDEPENCE MO

Unit: A CO 802 ND C E H 2ND SQUAD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I drove the only black duce and a half with west coast mirrors in the army at time I herd from a kid not so long that our old rock crusher was retired in Hawaii. I seen the unit colors hanging in Museium at Ft Leonard Wood back in 1998 when my son was there Would like to hear from anyone thanks

Keywords: Old Friends Tex Miller Tex Foster all the guys that was there at K-6 Camp Humphries Korea in 1972 and 73 in A Co 802nd


Entry: 41522
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
FREEDOM BRIDGE AREA- '67 AND '68

SAM HUEY wrote on March 5, 2004


City and State: AUBURN AL

Unit: HHC 3D BN 23D INF 2 INF. DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It has been a long time since I was in Korea, but I do have a lot of fond memories of that place and I have always felt it to have been an honor to serve my country during 1967 and 1968 in Korea.I do remember the Donut Dollies, extremely cold weather and a summer that was very hot, humid, and moldy. I remember Etawah Stands in the hootch. I was in Korea during the Peublo incident and I remember I was extended for another month. I spent most of my time in Korea at the first camp going north past Freedom Bridge at the Imjin River. I am an Imjin Scout.

Keywords: My nickname was Sam the Sham,the radar man. It's been a long time since Korea, but I remember some buddies names: P.A. Brown, Larry Roberts, Larry Williams, Kidd from Notasulga, Alabama, Joseph Reinhart and Burl Willoughby from Marysville, CA.


Entry: 41415
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF 51ST. SIGNAL BN. CO. B

CECIL HALL wrote on March 1, 2004


City and State: ROCHESTER NH

Unit: 51ST. SIGNAL BN.CO.B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 41412
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
LOOKING FOR CPT. DICK PADDENHQ'S 2/9TH MEC 2ID

PETER BALL wrote on March 1, 2004


City and State: ISSAQUAH WA

Unit: HQ'S 2/9TH MEC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for an old friend from the DMZ. We served from Nov69-Dec70.He was a great friend and as we get older we want to get that friendship back. Dick if your out there call!

Keywords:


Entry: 41106
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
JSA-1971-72

CORY HYATT wrote on February 20, 2004


City and State: LAKEPORT CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone stationed at jsa in 71-72. I forget the platoon number, but sgt. Finkle was the leader, as was Bruce Byrd.

Keywords: jsa


Entry: 40945
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
USMC LIMA BATTERY 2/12 DMZ 1976

BOB BROWN wrote on February 16, 2004


City and State: CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE NJ

Unit: LIMA BTRY 2/12 CAMP HAUGE/ZUKERAN

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from fellow marines who also served at this operation

Keywords: SANTA BARBARA,DMZ,PANMUNJOM


Entry: 40857
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
A BTRY 2/61ST ADA

JAMES BROXSON wrote on February 13, 2004


City and State: HOLT FL

Unit: A BTRY 2/61ST ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: RC4/Sonyu-Ri..
A Battery 2/61st ADA.. Btry Cdr.Cpt. Boyd,, 1SG Frank"the Dragon" Brazos...Platoon SGT Sol Blocker, my buddy, SSG Rick"the Ridgerunner"Sawyers.. Sgt Dave "redhead"Belcher.
All the guys from RC4..
I miss you guys, and think about you all constantly.
SFC[Ret]Jim Broxson


Keywords:


Entry: 40743
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
502D MI

JOSEPH PORCELLO wrote on February 10, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Just seeking personnel who were assigned to the 502d MI Bn from 73-74

Keywords: 502d MI, Camp Coiner (sic), Operation Eagle (1st SF)


Entry: 40737
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
72ND COMBAT ENGINEERS 1974-1977

KEVIN WHITE wrote on February 10, 2004


City and State: MIAMI FL

Unit: 72ND COMBAT ENGINEERS 1974-1977

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 40565
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
OPERATION PAUL BUNYAN

JAMES SEKICH wrote on February 4, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 33RD ARRS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS GOING THROUGH SOME OLD MEMORBIA ITEMS IN THE GARAGE AND CAME ACROSS SOME OLD PATCHES...OPERATION PAUL BUNYAN CAME TO MIND. I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE DEPLOYMENT OF OUR HC-130'S AND HH-53'S IN ROUTE TO A POSSIBLE CONFRONTATION. INFO WAS VERY SHALLOW AT THAT TIME BUT I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE BRIEFING THE FOLLOWING MORNING THAT WE WERE IN DEFCON 3 AND THE SITUATION WAS SERIOUS. I WAS AN AIR OPERATIONS SPECIALIST ASSIGNED TO THE 33 ARRS KADENA JAPAN. AFTER A WEEK THERE IT SEEMED SITUATIONS WHERE SETTLED DOWN AND ENDED UP STAYING I DO BELEIVE ALMOST A MONTH. I ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THE SOLDIERS THAT WERE AX MURDERED AND HOW THERE FAMILIES ARE DOING AND THE MEN WHO WERE SPARED BY THE BUTCHERS OF THE NK.

Keywords:


Entry: 40268
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
1 AND 12 ARTLLERY UNIT CAMP SNOW

DOUGLAS WHITT wrote on January 25, 2004


City and State: VA

Unit: 1/12 ART CAMP SNOW 1970

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for anybody that served from nov.69 to dec.70 can't seem to find anyone from this unit



Doug Whitt


Keywords: Whitt


Entry: 39821
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
I FORGOT TO MENTION

DOUGLAS BELLMORE wrote on January 7, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It's me again, remember I was 3rd platoon 1st/31st Inf. (Mech) from 11/75~11/76,Camp Greaves then unit moved to Camp Casey, anyone there in our Battalion remember I was the only 17 year old on the DMZ Pro Patria, proud then and still proud ! 6/11/58 birthdate

Keywords: doughboy


Entry: 39794
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
PAPASUN LOOKING FOR FRIENDS 326TH ENGINEER 1971

LINDA WALTON wrote on January 6, 2004


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: 326 ENGINEERS 1971

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My dad Harold L. Dobyns Is looking for Capt. Mantell who he was in Viet Nam War with and friends and he is also looking for friends who was in the Korean War with him.

Keywords: 326 Engineers 1971 Camp Evans Viet Nam. Also 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Battallion, 9th Infantry Regirment Korea


Entry: 39783
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
3RD PLATOON C CO. 1ST/31ST INF. (MECH) 75/76

DOUGLAS (DOUGHBOY) BELLMORE wrote on January 6, 2004


City and State: CARLISLE IN

Unit: C CO. 1ST/31ST INF. (MECH)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was there when our unit was moved to camp casey from camp greaves. SFC Hendricks was are platoon Sgt and would like to hear from anyone at that time. doughboy

Keywords: 3rd platoon


Entry: 39779
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP SARAFI

EMORY CLEVENGER II wrote on January 6, 2004


City and State:

Unit: C-4-44TH NIKE-HERC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Just looking for fellow members who served 1966-1967.
Combs from Saginaw Michigan, Withers, from Ann Arbor? Dolan? and all 102 Ho's from the village.. Remember the time we "lost" the water truck?Walking the berm while out butts froze? Drinking Bang-yang and proto juice? Scared sh-itless when we thought "sappers" were outside the fenceline?

Just like to hear how you are doing after thirty-odd years.


Keywords: Spec-4 Clevenger Missle crewman.


Entry: 39761
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
AXE MURDERS

JEFF KAVADAS wrote on January 6, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Myself and three others were sent TDY to 2ID area to run speed traps on Gamma-goats.(Too many guys died rolling them) Our third day the NK attacked our guys supervising the tree trimming. Gen Brady put the whole division online and everyone but us four were restricted to Camp Casey or online. The PMO was close to the Helo pad for Brady and I heard him talking about gettin folks to reinforce the JSA. Sgt. Malcom Z. Ho, Sp4 Lynn, me and I don't remember the other guy.

Keywords: 188th MP Co. Highway patrol TDY Camp Casey


Entry: 39553
DMZ 1970 TO 1979

ROBERT G. (BOBBY) GARNER SR. wrote on December 30, 2003


City and State: BEREA KY

Unit: CSC 1BN. 38TH INF. 4.2 INCH MORTAR PLT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Jim, as most knew him by, passed from this world on the 26th of December,2003. He was also the Director of Youth Sports for Madison County.
He served as a Ranger in the Korean War He was always ready to help a veteran in need. We will all sorely miss him. His medals included the Bronze Star w/V device(2 awards) Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Korean Service Medal, and Korean War Service Medal


Keywords: James E. Purcell, Ky State Service Officer for the Disabled American Veterans; Commander of Post 55 in Richmond ,Ky of the D.A.V. , V.F.W. member.


Entry: 39162
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
MARINE ARTILLERY AT DMZ - 1976

DANIEL GLANZ wrote on December 14, 2003


City and State: ST. FRANCIS MN

Unit: F/2/12 (2ND BN., 12TH MARINES)

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: This is an abbreviated copy of the letter that I wrote to Hal and Ted yesterday. I have omitted my opinions, and did my best to clean up grammar and structure errors. I have added comments.

I am writing about my time in Korea. When I first contacted you about my Dad 3 years ago, I lightly touched on the fact that my unit, 2nd Bn., 12th Marines was sent to the DMZ area in 1976. We were all aware of the fact that 2/12 was the first Marine unit up there in about 20 years. There were a couple reasons for this...Vietnam ended, and our troops were freed up for deployment elsewhere. Also, our training on Okinawa was encountering increasing resistance by the Okinawans. (I suppose) the logical step was to move our live fire training exclusively to Fuji, and Santa Barbara-Korea. I was deployed with BLT 3/9 and aboard the USS Peoria when we received word of the Panmunjom incident. (18 Aug. 76) We went on alert, and transferred to either the Dubuque or the Cleveland and returned to Okinawa. We remained on alert for a week or so, and monitored news reports closely. BLT 3/9 was relieved by another BLT, and my unit, F/2/12 began preparing for our departure to Korea with the battalion. Our advance party arrived in Korea on 10 Sept.of 76, while we, (the main body of 2/12) arrived at Inchon Harbor on 20 Sept.of 76. We motored north through Seoul around 9:30PM, and arrived in the Santa Barbara area at aprox.11:30 PM. Having been told in advance that we were at DEFCON 3, I personally assesed that our situation looked pretty grim. We couldn't help but marvel at the endless convoy of Army vehicles heading south.
   While our operation was and still is classified an exercise, I have some facts that I want to impart to you. Operation Paul Bunyan technically began and ended from 18 to 21 Aug 76. It continued on while we were there, and we were part of it. I can only suggest that you be the judge. We did initiate training there. We shot, did dismounted infantry exercises in the Chorwon area and along the length of the DMZ and were pretty much allowed to cover and patrol the whole area from Panmunjom to the Hwachon Resivoir. I can say for a fact that I saw a B-52 fly over our heads at the southern tape of the DMZ area. I also saw a Marine F-4 Phantom fly over the DMZ in front of me - close enough to hit it with a rock. This took place between 22 to 26 Sept.of 76. I began realizing that more was going on than we were being told.
   Around 28 Sept., upon returning from a mounted patrol with the XO/BOC a PFC approached me and said that we were "locked and loaded up there". I quickly told him that he was "full of it". I said that we were only participating in an exercise, and no way could we be on a war footing. I hurt his feelings pretty bad, by the way his face looked . But, I genuinely thought he was jerking my chain.
   Well, my belated apologies to PFC_____. About one week later, The XO pulled up to our comm platoon tent in a Gamma Goat and said, "You want to go, L/Cpl Glanz?" I said yes, and grabbed my rifle, two radios and encryption stuff. I climbed in the back, secured the radios, and set the frequencies. We drove up Highway 33 (or3) I think from the Santa Barbara to the DMZ southern wire. We had the Gamma Goat in front (BOC), with two 2 1/2 ton trucks towing two 105's, with full crews. We did some hip shooting in a couple spots and headed west towards Panmunjom on greatly improved gravel roads that for the most part seemed to run the length of the DMZ. All the while seeing the Army artillery moving and shooting everywhere around us.
   After practicing a hipshoot just south of Panmunjom, we turned north and crossed over Freedom Bridge. Keep in mind that my vantage point was seeing clearly where we had been as we were moving. I had only a limited field of vision looking around the drivers and to the sides of the cab. I initally sat closest to the cab and the radio, with the XO to my right. We went through Kitty Hawk, and into the JSA. As the Gamma Goat rounded the corner of the Freedom House, the driver picked up speed and drove past the conference buildings at about 30 MPH. I didn't see any North Koreans as we passed through, and remember the sensation of leaving blacktop for about 20 seconds and bouncing over grass.
   We then hit pavement and circled past the No Return bridge and tree. We headed out of the JSA and crossed Freedom Bridge out of the DMZ. We repeated this process of entering the JSA three or four different times, in the space of 6 hours or so. Each time it varied slightly. Sometimes, driving through Taesong-dong, a couple of times driving to the foot of No Return bridge, and circling out and away from it. We were within 15 feet of the poplar lying on the ground. I deliberately blanked it out of my memory for almost 28 years. But, as of the last few weeks, I now recall a lot of what happened while being up there. I have tried putting it down on paper and in emails before on several occasions, but my dates and facts were wrong or incomplete.
   I recall a rudimentary (two minute) debrief process by an officer from our S-2. He asked me if anything happened, and I said no. I was never specifically told that I shouldn't talk about our being in the JSA, so I'm telling you what I can. I am of the belief that so few of us knew of or actually went on these security patrols, that most of my fellow Marines serving with 2/12 don't have a memory of them. For the Marines that do, I've done my best to describe what we did up there - on the one day that I went. And, tell the truth.

Dan Glanz


Keywords: Santa Barbara, DMZ, Panmunjom


Entry: 39038
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
I DID 3 TOURS IN 2ND ID 1977-1978-1979-1980 1980-1982

DENNIS FORRESTER wrote on December 8, 2003


City and State: PADUCAH KY

Unit: B CO 2 S-T BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 39024
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
1997-1998

DWAYNE BOWMAN wrote on December 8, 2003


City and State: SUMERDUCK VA

Unit: 2-72 AR BN HHC SUPPORT PLATOON

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: I toured in korea in 1997-98. I made many trips to the DMZ. I still have some photos and many memories. I just wanted To let all the veterans of the Korean War know that they all are heros to me and I salute them, everyone..."DRAGON FORCE"

Keywords: CAMP CASSEY, 2/72 ARMOR BATTALION


Entry: 38803
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
HAWK MISSLE 70-71

WILLIAM WOLFE wrote on November 29, 2003


City and State: BROWNS MILLS NJ

Unit: C BRTY 6TH BN 44TH ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to know where and how every on is

Keywords: would like to hear from any one that was at C-6-44th


Entry: 38799
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
PRO PATRIA

WAYNE ASHMAN wrote on November 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit: HHC 1/31 2ND INF. CAMP GREAVES

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was in second infantry 1st 31st Camp Greaves. I was a battalion mail clerk, my office was in the back of Co. C day room next to the mess hall. I worked as a mail clerk for approx. 7 to 8 mo. and we got mail 7 days a week. I then asked to be put in the Unit Police, my barricks was S-3 as a mail clerk at the top of the hill and when I was a U-P my barricks was at the No. end of Freedom Bridge.
Yes, agent orange was used on the DMZ by Co. B of the 1st 31 st. If you have any questions about this you can contact your VA office and they can answer your questions. I know about the Agent Orange because I am the commander at VFW Post 886 in Pontiac, Illinois. I hope to hear from anyone who was there during this period, I served from Jan.1972 thru March 1973. God Bless America and you to.


Keywords: Pro Patria


Entry: 38798
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP GREAVES2ND INF. 1/31

WAYNE ASHMAN wrote on November 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit: HHC 1/31 2ND INF. CAMP GREAVES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was at Camp Greaves from Jan.72/Mar.73. HHC Co. I lived in S-3 barricks at top of the hill I was the Bn.Mail Clerk.My mail office was in the back of C Co. day room.The mess hall was just out the door to the south.
We got mail 7 days a week so after about 7or8 month,I asked to go to Unit Police I then lived in barricks that was by the north end of Freedom Bridge.
Some one ask about agent orange yes it was used on the DMZ were B Co.was and if you have any questions you can go to your VA. office and they will help.I know about this cause Iam the Commander of VFW Post#886 at Pontiac Ill.
Hope to hear from anyone that was there.God Bless America.


Keywords: Pro Patria


Entry: 38767
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
CAMP ROSE KOREA 1965 1966

CHARLES GIONET wrote on November 27, 2003


City and State: CT

Unit: 1ST/15 ARMOR 1ST CAV 1ST/72 2ND INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served with 1/15th 1st Cav and 1.72 2nd Inf
1965 1966


Keywords: Camp Rose Korea 1st Bn 15 Armor 1st Cav
Camp Rose Korea 1st Bn 72nd Armor 2nd Inf



Entry: 38684
DMZ 1970 TO 1979
AXE MURDERS

TOM BAKER wrote on November 25, 2003


City and State:

Unit: C CO. 2/9TH INF. CAMP GREAVES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who was there at that time. I was an 81mm squad leader in Charlie company. Sgt. Baker. Would especially like to hear from anyone who was in my squad the day we were laying down in the rain waiting for helicopters to pick us up - Aug. 19, 1976, the show of force day. There was a ranger in my squad from N.Y., we have the same birthday.

Keywords: Axe murders 1975 1976, camp greaves


Entry: 38533
DMZ 1970 TO 1979

LARRY FITE wrote on November 21, 2003


City and State: DURANT OK

Unit: 2/23 MECH INF. 2 DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



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