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Korean DMZ 1980 to 1989


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 89829
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP HOWZE

JOE FOSTER wrote on October 21, 2014


City and State: MEEKER CO

Unit: 1/5 MECH.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey all, great site. I was on the DMZ for three months 1987, guard post oulette and tent city! We were at camp howze, good times! Just a shout out to everybody and a big thanks for doing what your doing/did. Joe Foster

Keywords: Shim isup, Squillace, Jennings, borgermake, angus Makay,


Entry: 89804
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP CASEY/CAMP HOVEY BIO ATTACK 12-1980

C. SIGRIST wrote on October 15, 2014


City and State: GERING NE

Unit: 1ST COSCOM, FT BRAGG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who was affected by the biological agent slipped into the water supply between December 1980 and January 1981. Disguised as diesel fuel spill initially. Would have included Camp Hovey and Camp Casey. Please contact with information you may have on type of agent or names of others affected.

Keywords:


Entry: 89691
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C-1/2 ADA CAMP HAWKEYE-NAM YANG

FRANKIE BLEA wrote on September 21, 2014


City and State:

Unit: C BTRY, 1ST BN, 2ND ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was at Camp Hawkeye, C Btry 1st Bn, 2nd ADA, Nam Yang, ROK from June 1979 to June 1980. That one short year had more of an impact on me than my entire career afterward and on thru to retirement. I've posted a couple of times on here over the years, just trying to connect with some of the crew, no matter what year or years you were there because as all who served in any part of South Korea know, the connection to our particular unit/location has not so much to do with any particular time frame but more so with the fact that we have that special something in common that only those of us who were there can understand.

Keywords: Attention in the Battery area, (insert name here) you have a visitor at the gate!


Entry: 89682
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED AT CAMP STANLEY IN 1980-1981

JAMES KAYE wrote on September 19, 2014


City and State: SNOHOMISH WA

Unit: ETAB- WOLFPACK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi,
I am looking for anyone who served at Camp Stanley in 1980-81 I am trying
to validate a VA Disability claim and am looking for information.
Please help


Keywords: ETAB Wolfpack


Entry: 89581
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
2ND AG COMPANY

ROY MONK wrote on August 29, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 2ND AG REPLACEMENT DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1SG of the 2nd AG Relacement Detachment 1981-1982

Keywords:


Entry: 89578
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ALPHA CO 1/38 INF. 2D COLD STEEL CAMP HOVEY KOREA

BILLY D. CAMPBELL wrote on August 28, 2014


City and State: DENTON TX

Unit: ALPHA CO 1/38 INF. 2D 1981 / 1982

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was there and ran more than my share of ambushes.
It was from 81 to 82.
I was the point man because we had to have a E5 walk point at that time.
I wore the old PVS 5 night vision goggles. I remember laying in nasty rice paddy water on ambush and getting bit by rice patty rats. At that time we were not allowed to engage unless fired on first. We had to account for every round we took out with us and turn them back in when we got back. We always had to zero our weapons and starlit scopes before we went out on ambush so we would swipe all the extra ammo we could get and take it out with us in extra mags we could pop a shot are two back at them with out getting in trouble when we got back.
The SOP was for us to shoot off a parachute flare if we were shot at before we could return fire.
Well the ones making the rules did not have there ass out there so we did not use no flares we used FMJ to say hello. The whole squad stuck together and help fast if we were questioned in the rear. It did not take long before the North Koreans left us the hell alone.
I remember one time were I was leading us of to set up an ambush and I could hear some solders walking towards us. I gave the hand signal and my guys all got down on there bellies I crawled up thur some bushes and counted four of them walking by so close I could have took there little sandals off. I have a lot of the symptoms of agent orange myself and have been denied vet benefits. I wish someone would help us get them.


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Entry: 89489
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
JSA PAN MUN JOM

STEWART FITZGERALD wrote on August 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit: JOINT SECURITY FORCE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: January 1981- February 1982. My nickname Spot. Col. Sayles Commanding Officer. Sgt.
Savusa was there. Sgt Geurerro. Specialist Beck, Pvt. Frye, Spec 4 Burkes, Sgt Miller,
Spec 4 Thomas, Spec 4 Mojica , Pvt. Bray were some of the guys there. RIP Sgt. Schultz.
Proud to have served. Remember that night on guard duty when they tried to scale the
fence after the coming out of minefield on the on the Southside of tank wall?


Keywords:


Entry: 89478
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1/31 LEGIONNAIRES 81-82 CAMP HOWZE

JAMES R. SIMMONS JR. wrote on August 9, 2014


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: CHARLIE CO. WEAPONS PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any one there at that time..also looking for Sam the photographer..

Keywords: Top of the hill fence jumpers..Playboy club H.D.I's


Entry: 89450
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE I SERVED WITH

GARY GAULT wrote on August 4, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am searching for anyone who I served with such as Thomas Lentz, Michael Woods and David Waagon. If anyone remembers me or knows how to contact these guys please contact me at 360-951-7131, Thanks!!

Keywords: Michael Woods, Thomas Lentz, David Waagon


Entry: 89441
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP CASEY

LYNN KALTENBACH wrote on August 3, 2014


City and State: OSHKOSH WI

Unit: F CO 702ND MAINT BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was stationed at F Co 702nd Maint Bn Camp Casey worked in the engineer third shop first half of tour, then the reminder of tour as battalion reenlistment clerk. I often traveled up to other companies stationed near the DMZ to do paperwork. I can recall having some GI problem while stationed there,thought it was the lifestyle. I started having full blown Crohn's disease in 1992. Two years doctors found a gold ball size B Cell lymphoma in my guts. I also can remember being sprayed at Ft Dix with insectide by plane on the parade grounds. I filed for benefits 3 years ago and was denied. My father had three tours in Korea, during the war, in the early 60's and during the Pubelo crisis, who knows what exactly he died of or passed on to his kids.

Keywords: former names Hagood, Callahan.


Entry: 89438
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 1/9 1ST PLT MANCHU 1984-1988

ERIC BURKE wrote on August 3, 2014


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA PA

Unit: B CO 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello to all Manchus
Arrived at Camp Greaves in Nov 1984 was assigned to the QRF 1984 when the Russian crossed the DMZ in JSA. Was locked and loaded at the age of 18 hearing the shots being fired and wondered is this going to be the end. It was not the end but the start of a new life. Remained at Camp Greaves until Aug 1988 was assigned to 8th Army TANGO SECURITY. I loved the 1/9 and still day dream of the days on the DMZ and the Guard Posts. To included the mastering the
Slickly Pass ( Down Range) catching a ride on the rice rocket under the hay/straw bail accross the Bridge. I was there the day they found a bomb from the Korean War under the new Rec Center. Take Care Imjim Scout out. Keep up the Fire.


Keywords: Slickly Pass, Katusa, Dream Spot,Manchu Mile, Big pheasants, King Klub Seoul, soju,CSM Hatchet,CSM Powell.


Entry: 89436
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 1/9 1ST PLT MANCHU 1984-1988

ERIC BURKE wrote on August 3, 2014


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA PA

Unit: B CO 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello to all Manchus
Arrived at Camp Greaves in Nov 1984 was assigned to the QRF 1984 when the Russian crossed the DMZ in JSA. Was locked and loaded at the age of 18 hearing the shots being fired and wondered is this going to be the end. It was not the end but the start of a new life. Remained at Camp Greaves until Aug 1988 was assigned to 8th Army TANGO SECURITY. I loved the 1/9 and still day dream of the days on the DMZ and the Guard Posts. To included the mastering the
Slickly Pass ( Down Range) catching a ride on the rice rocket under the hay/straw bail accross the Bridge. I was there the day they found a bomb from the Korean War under the new Rec Center. Take Care Imjim Scout out. Keep up the Fire.


Keywords: Slickly Pass, Katusa, Dream Spot,Manchu Mile, Big pheasants, King Klub Seoul, soju,CSM Hatchet,CSM Powell.


Entry: 89405
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C CO 1/23 & 1/503 INF

LACY ALEXANDER wrote on July 28, 2014


City and State: AR

Unit: C CO 1/23 &1/503 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was in C company 86-87, assigned to motar platoon.

Keywords:


Entry: 89354
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ROK SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING CAMP

TY KREBS wrote on July 21, 2014


City and State: OR

Unit: MANCHU 1/9TH INFANTRY 2ND ID.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the DMZ and did patrols 1981 to 1982. I and some others from my unit were sent to a ROK Army Special Forces Training Camp by Pusan. This camp was in the mountains. We were trained on Survival skills.

I am trying to find out if any one was there?

If they remember the name of the camp and the training program?

Did you get the certificate?

When I look it up on Google search, nothing. I think this was a fooive deal and must have been temporary. Other wise there would be more information on it.

I really enjoyed it.



Keywords: ROK, Special Forces Training.


Entry: 89301
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BUFFALO C CO 1-17(M) INF CP CASEY 80-81

TIM SARLA wrote on July 9, 2014


City and State:

Unit: C CO 1-17(M) INF CP CASEY 80-81

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: C Co 1-17(M) Inf cp casey 80-81


Entry: 89232
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
UNCSG/JSA. PAN MUN JOM

MICHAEL HUBBARD wrote on June 26, 2014


City and State: CLINTON TN

Unit: UNCSG/JSA KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi, i was assigned to the Joint Security Area from Oct 80 Oct 81.Looking for anyone who might have been there at the same time. James O'Neil came by my work one day years ago. He lived in Memphis and was on his way to Ft.Bragg. i was working at the Post Office in Knoxville Tn. and am still there.
If anyone that was there happens to see this, id like to hear from you. What a great bunch of soldiers. We made it all look easy. [ NO BALLS NO GLORY} Remember that? Take care.


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Entry: 89223
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DMZ 84

CHARLES FORRESTER wrote on June 24, 2014


City and State: CLEVELAND TN

Unit: A CO 1/38THINFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: IWas at Camp Hovey from July 1984 to July 1985. I was the 3rd Platoon RTO in Alpha Company 1/38th INF. I keep in contact with Scott Iles. I would like to hear from some of the troops I servrd with.

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Entry: 89179
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1/38TH ROCK OF THE MARIN

MARK HEATHCO wrote on June 16, 2014


City and State: MIDDLETOWN OH

Unit: SERVED IN ALOT OF 2ID INFANTRY UNITS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Book is out everywhere books are sold on the net and book stores Harback, E-book, Paperback, if you served on the Z you must read this book. It's about the patrolling mission Phase of the dmz mission it's your story dmzvets SOOOOOOOO check it out thanks. time era of the story 1985 remember Call Sign Purple Three see ya. Keep the faith brothers least we be forgotten.

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Entry: 89134
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP GREAVES 1986-87

MARK DAVIS wrote on June 9, 2014


City and State: DETROIT MI

Unit: 1/9 AND 1/506

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1/9 changed to 1st 506 worked in motor pool

Keywords:


Entry: 89074
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 102 MI 84-86

DAN COLE wrote on June 1, 2014


City and State: NM

Unit: BCO 102 MI

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served in B Co 102 MI from 84 to 86. Spent time on the DMZ Radar Site 6 and Radar Site 8. I have talked to a couple guys over the years through various other sites but only a one that was on these Radar Sites at the same time I was there. Split my time between the Sites and the rear Company area doing fill in duty's, such as Supply and NBC. Would like to know about Scott Stevens, Jesse Gonzales and Mark Hiatt. Many other guys as well. 1sg Delgado, CPT Shelton, LT Jeffery Burbank. Cant think of every one from there unfortunately. Wish I remember all the names of the guys from Site 8 but I just remember Lilenthal (sp) right off. Trips into Chor Wan from site 8 was quite fun to get haircuts...lol. Spent more time on Site 6. Have a few guys on facebook from the same time frame but not from these site.

Keywords: Site 6, Site 8, DMZ,


Entry: 88913
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR PERSON CAMP HOWZE 1983-84

WILLIAM BRIMHALL wrote on May 17, 2014


City and State: BARSTOW CA

Unit: 31 INF BATALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for friend from camp howze Korea in 1983 to 1984. His name is David Eugene
smith from Elkhart in please contact if able


Keywords:


Entry: 88898
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
I AM LOOKING FOR ANYBODY WHO SERVED .

DANIEL ABDALLAH wrote on May 15, 2014


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA SC

Unit: 332ND MI DETACMENT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking to talk with anybody who was stationed with me in the 332 mi detachment camp page chuchon south Korea from sept 1983 to sept 1984.

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Entry: 88555
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
AO'S HAZARDOUS PROPERTIES LAST 100 YEARS

ERIC ROHNER wrote on March 16, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 1

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Look at this Senate bill that admits the hazardous properties of Agent Orange last 100 years and will has affected soldiers that server on the DMZ, not only in the 60, 70, but alsothe 80s and beyond.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-109s2914is/pdf/BILLS-109s2914is.pdf


Keywords: Agent Orange, DMZ


Entry: 88548
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
REGAN LIED AND MADE US WARRIOR HIDE

ERIC ROHNER wrote on March 16, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 1/17TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Found some old pics of Regan on GP Oulette. I remember fellow soldiers who were up there before me, 84/85 was my time, say Regan made them hide, and Regan told the media there were no troops north of the Imjin.

I was there when the entire GP came down with what I think today was KHF. The GP was quarantined, and my stay up there lasted 30 straight days. If any one up there around mid June to mid July contact please contact me, I was the medic up there working working Chief Crossman back at Warrior base to get those soldiers well.

Issues yes we all them, coupled with the head games the nightly explosions from NK tunneling, the loud speakers, the random gun fire, our restrictive rules if engagement, we diffenently had a big head screw going on, and not be even recognized until 2005 with a campaign ribbon should be enough to push anyone of us over the top.

My fellow DMZ vets, the most professional soldiers on earth, go get what you deserve, what your country has denied you of. Remember the Army Achievement should have been an ArCom IF we were in a war zone.

We have been robbed of benefits, and we should not stand for it. We need to band together to get what we deserve.

As a 91B I patrolled with the most professional well trained 11Bs any 91B could ask for. Remember we have a 45, but I always knew we had each others back.



Keywords: 91B, dmz, gp oulette, gp oullette, ill, sick, 84, quarantine, medic


Entry: 88543
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO 1/9 IN 84

L.V. (LARRY) WILLIAMS wrote on March 14, 2014


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: A CO 1/9 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in A Co 1/9 IN as part of a COHORT unit that started in Ft. Knox for basic training, AIT and stationed in Fort Ord, CA and ended up in Camp Liberty Bell, Korea in 1984. I was lucky to stay with the same guys all 3 years and because of that we truely became brothers. I was in 3rd plt with SFC White as a platoon sgt, SSG Hansen as a Squad leader and one of my buddies CPL Dan Ryan as my team leader. I was a lost sole in those days , but by the end of the 3 years I became a man. The Soldiers and leaders thought me how to grow up, work as a team , and most of all how to take care of myself. I had good memories training, playing and crying with the Soldiers from A CO. I had a couple of best friends I could always lean on such as Lonnie Williams and Kurt Goodpastor. I had no fears to go on patrols on the DMZ because 3rd PLT was tight and we looked after each other so much. When we got on that truck on them cold nights to patrol and do a ambush, I looked over to my right and left and knew I was going to be safe even though some nights it was so dark you couldn't see anyone in the truck with you one you entered the DMZ. In the daytime doing the patrols was scary sometimes and not because of the North Koreans, but the quails that where hiding in the tall weeds, you see because it was so quite when we did our patrols the quail would wait until we got right up on them to fly away and if we already weren't nervous enough. I enjoyed at the end of the day A CO had its very own club that we could all go up to and enjoy the stories of the day. When I was in Camp Liberty Bell I was only 22 years old and only had 3 years in the Army and little did I know I would stay in the military for 25 more years.

I still work with the military today , but as a civilian in Fort Carson, CO and what is so funny is in the Brigade I work for we just got a new unit assigned to us and it is 4-9 INF Manchu. It seems fitting that where I started is where I will end my military service.

Thank you to all of the Soldiers that allowed me to grow when I was just a boy.


Keywords: Camp Liberty Bell, A Co 1/9, Manchu, DMZ, FT. Knox, FT. Ord, Korea


Entry: 88528
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
D CO 1/506 INF AIR ASSALT CAMP GREAVES DMZ

KEN RABY JR. wrote on March 12, 2014


City and State: LEDBETTER KY

Unit: D CO 1/506 INF AIR ASSAULT. CAMP GREAVES DMZP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was a DMZ MP at least thats what the North Koreans thought. I have always said that the DMZ is where I grew up. Stands Alone... I was there May 1990-September 1991. I remember Crossing Freedom Bridge and seeing the explosives that were there in order to Blow the Bridge in Case the North Koreans came across. We were actually just a speed bump for them. Our life expensity was a matter of a few minutes. I could look out my window from the Super Hooch and see North Korea and Propaganda Village and the smell of the rice patties will never leave my mind. I reenlisted on guard post Oulette with my supply clerk and Katusa holding the American Flag and the North Korean flag was not far in the distance. I miss those days. Everytime I went down south I was always ready to get back to Camp Greaves. The farthest I went South was to Camp Casey to get supplies except for that wonderful day when I flew back to the 101st Airborne where I had left From. I still have my camo DMZ arm band signed by all the members of the unit and my Brother Hood coin. that was really an experience. I ended up serving 26 years in defense of our great nation. I will always remember the Mine fields and the Tunnels and running up Curahee Mountain. STANDS ALONE. God Speed to all that have served on the Z.

Keywords: Camp Greaves. Guard post Oulette and Collier. JSA. Freedom Bridge. Stands Alone. The Brother Hood. Currahee Mountain. 1/506th Infantry Regiment Air Assault.


Entry: 88484
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
SPOON AND THE SUBMARINE ON TH DMZ 83

JIMMY HENSLEY wrote on March 7, 2014


City and State: MYERS FLAT CA

Unit: A CO. @ND PLT. CAMP LIBERTY BELL

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Our newest Member Spoon, saw what he thaught was a 1 man sized submarine during an ambush on the lake. We were facing G.P. Collier with Oulette at our backs. Collier was bouncing an infra-red beam to help me and my pvs6 see what he was talking about. I personally never caught a glimpse of Nessie. Neither did number 2 sniper Brooks We sat another Hour extra( usually only 2 hrs or so) and had nothing more to report.... Probably was a sub., as they were screwing with us royal. We were refering to the route from oulette along the river bed south behind Collier and back into the North as Infiltrator alley. Anyone remember the Pagoda on the left side of the horse shoed area we reconned? I used to take my 110 kodak in next to my mags. and took way too many INSIDE dmz photos! Still afraid to show those publically!!!=) Jimmy Hensley Alpha Company 2nd squad 2nd platoon Manchus Keep Up the Fire, so we can find each other and get us fixed!

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Entry: 88451
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP LIBERTY BELL 1983

JIMMY HENSLEY wrote on March 4, 2014


City and State: MYERS FLAT CA

Unit: 1/9 A CO. 2ND PLT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I got to the R.O.K. in Jan 1983. I was given the oportunity to be the driver for the Command sgt major of 2nd I.D. Turned it down...... I know wtf was I thinking... I was thinking that I was an Infantryman and a damn good shot with the 16. I was also a dragon gunner ( I won the division gold medal with that at the Indian Head Olympics July 19830 tHE fIRST SET OF RECON/pATROLS STARTED IN fEB 1983 WITH sGT. bLAND AS MY lEADER, hE GAVE ME THE SCOPE AND A PRETTY NICE WRITE UP BEFORE HE LEFT. Then came Bridge patrol... 30 days of saluting generals and checking ID. cards. July was the end of the Armistance of war with North Korea. They started messing with us after that. They Infiltrated the south, they tried to kill the President of the ROK in Rangoon. We went on yellow alert on both those occasions. another weirdly wild story goes like this. I was on a 12 hour pass to yongi-gul and when catching the bus north ,we were sent back to town. This NEVER happens Well A lonley communications private with a dmz pass tried to go north because he could not see his girl. Pfc. White all over again...but he was stopped at the south gate to freedom bridge where the scouts eventualy dealt with him. Next ( for me) mentally came my final, Yes I did 2 sets of missions!!! (timing) During the recon /ambus phase ,on 1 night there was an incursion of Infiltrators, and they were caught. First sgt Holman asked me if I was ready as I was pretty much the best shot . problem was it was 3 am and I was prepping for recon. Fsg. Holman took a squad of us up to gp. Collier. During the incursion the ambushing squad asked to fire Illum. rounds and 203 grenades. they engaged the infiltrators. I happened to be watching through the Navy Sights and saw what I think was a human flipping upwards. Not much more happened after and we waited for daylight. As soon as possible we took off for that spot and looked for evidence, throwing a grapple hook when ever Fsg. thought needed. We found nothing but blood and explosion marks with drag marks the size of bodies ,towards the lake. Fsg Holman sen everyone back except for me and Brooks,I think. We followed them marks to a hole in the Ice and went back to Gp.Collier. That still wakes me up sweatin' a little. well that is a short version of my year I have alot of photo's as I got 3 of those albums. I have my Dmz. M.P. armband and an Imjim scout medal I also bought another buckle so I could throw mine in the river when I left south on the bus. P.S. I was interviewed by s-2 for 2 hours after and still can find no mention of this. Pfc. R. Aultman ,Spc.4 Brooks, Aguillar, Johnny, all of us were told not to talk by s-2 and never did pubicaly till today. Any Help confiming would be a huge help to me, as sometime I think it was all a dream. Pfc. Jim Hensley Keep Up the Fire,and who else but us cocky fools got to wear that buckle, I still do


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Entry: 88412
DMZ 1980 TO 1989

JUAN R. RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ wrote on February 27, 2014


City and State: COLUMBUS GA

Unit: ACO 1/9 INF 2ND PLT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I just came across this site. I was helping my son doing a research about the DMZ for 8th grade school project as they are studying North Korea and the DMZ. I was in Camp Liberty Bell, Aco 1/9 INF, 2nd PLT. I arrive in Dec. 1984 and departed in Dec1985. Company Commander was CPT Kotulan and the First Sergeant was 1st SG Shelby. 2nd PLT SGT was SFC Soul, my Sqt. Ldr. was SSG Evans, Tm Ldr was SGT Ramsey. I remember all the patrols across the DMZ, day recons, and night ambushes, so freaking cold and all the stinking Elvis Presleys songs, all the BS coming from the loud propaganda speakers. The hard line pre-patrol preparation, the learning of everybodys role during the patrol, the memorizing of all brevity calls, the mission, the special instructions, (if you lose one bullet we are going back to find it). I still have all of that sharp clear in my mind, and who can forget the stinking alerts in the middle of the night, or our best friend in the Camp our dog Ugly. He was a true Manchu hero. Keep of the Fire

jrodz77@icloud.com


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Entry: 88298
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HHB 2/61ST ADA

MIKE BARNES wrote on February 10, 2014


City and State: EATON RAPIDS MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi All,

Just looking to see if there is anybody out there who was stationed at Camp Stanton while I was there? May 84-85.

I learned a lot while stationed there...

I have some pictures of the camp while stationed there and many people in the photos. I would be happy to see if you are in any of them and send you a digital copy.

Let me know.

Second to none!
Mike


Keywords: Camp Stanton



Entry: 88291
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ANY ONE SERVE THE DMZ 81-82 BCO 1/9 TH INF BN.

PATRICK ANDERSON wrote on February 8, 2014


City and State: MAYFIELD KY

Unit: BCO 1/9 INF BN 81-82

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i was at camp greaves korea in 81-82.with company B 1/9 inf, 3rd platoon. i'm looking for fellow grunts to help get that cib during this time.let's do it manchu style. like we all go to dod and stand there to get what we deserve.and be decoraded by the prez.nothing else will do.i have the Bco photo album from 1982.i have pictures during this time that i took.you maybe in them. lol so if ya interested in doing this movement to dod.let's talk about it.

Keywords: 1/9 bn,camp greaves korea.cib,dmz


Entry: 88276
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP GREAVES 83-84

TIM SEBREE wrote on February 6, 2014


City and State: IN

Unit: HHC 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey all just found this site. I was at Camp Greaves from 83 to 84 and thought I would see if anybody else that I was stationed with was on here. I only remember a couple of names. Richard Tolliver and David Knop but remember many faces. Some of you may remember a guy flying a remote control airplane on the field and crashing it into a set of bleachers and made one hell of a bang..that was me. If nothing else it sure made alot of people laugh. I also remember parts of the firefight although I wasnt directly involved I was the one on the helipad popping smoke for the chopper. Hope all are doing well.

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Entry: 88241
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1-9 / 1-503

BRIAN SURVANCE wrote on January 31, 2014


City and State: GREENWOOD IN

Unit: 1-9, 1-503 23D

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Wow, many years ago. I was on Camp Hovey from 1985-1988 and while time was tough they fun was off the hook at least when I didn't have a VD lol. 4 trips to the great DMZ and learned alot. Everyone be safe and live long. I was the Chrome Dome, Been Bald forever if anyone remembers. Afraid names escape me now just remember experiences there except for Sgt Pugh and Jewel and a ton of nicknames.

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Entry: 88239
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BRAVO BEAST 2ND ENGINEER BN

TURI GONZALES wrote on January 31, 2014


City and State: DIXON MO

Unit: B CO 2ND ENGINEER BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Alerts were second-nature to us. It was business as usual. My friends, George Reyes, Jimmy Lacking, Gary "Gatling-Gun" Gatling, and all of our friends.I remember my first trip up to the "D". We got to Freedom Bridge, where we messed with the grunts from 1/9, and repeated, "Piss on the Fire". They didn't like that too much. Hey, we are Engineers. We're going to piss people off wherever we go. We are just "Solid" like that. We got to Guard-Post 312, (1/23 INF). This guys tells us to lock, lock a magazine into our rifles. I Locked-and-Loaded. This guy went off the deep end and chewed my ass for loading it. He was freaking yelling and screaming at me. Scared the fuck out of me. But it was a reality-check, to let me know where we were. I will never forget flying white flags on our vehicles, so the North Koreans didn't take it as a sign of aggression. I remember going up to GP Collier and GP Oulette, to rebuild the bunkers. Then I went on my first mission on a river-crossing, on the Imjin. We provided security for the 12C's while they operated their ferries moving the grunts from the North to the South and Vice-Versa. That shit was harrowing. The ROE at night was, "Shoot on Sight". I didn't want to get out of my Gamma-Goat. My next mission was with 1st Platoon, to blow up half of the Freedom Bridge. Holy Crap! Really? We've got soldiers on that bridge. Didn't matter. We had to deny use of the bridge to the DPRK forces. I had so much adrenaline running through my body. Korea was a good tour. I wish I could see, or even talk to alot of my friends from back then. Sapper-Still !!!


Keywords:


Entry: 88238
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP EDWARDS (EAST) THE BEAST

TURI GONZALES wrote on January 31, 2014


City and State: DIXON MO

Unit: B CO 2ND ENGINEER BN, & C CO 2ND ENGINEER BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: To all my friends that knew me in 1982-83-84, I have a high regard for you. We played as hard as we worked. Our job was not easy. I could tell a story, and even write a book. To my Cavalry, Infantry, and support unit comrades. I love you and we have a huge heart. I appreciate the opportunity of getting to serve alongside you.


Keywords: Beast, Camp Edwards East, South Korea, 1982, 1983, 1984, River-rats, Garry Owen, Manchu, Buffalo, Tomahawks, JSA, Liberty Bell, Greaves. DMZ


Entry: 88016
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RICHARD CARMEN, SSG, MSG RET

RICHARD CARMEN SR. wrote on January 1, 2014


City and State: VINE GROVE KY

Unit: B CO 1/9TH INF CAMP GREAVES 1981

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1981 Freedom Bridge first 60 days 81 Apr, May, B Co 1/9th Manco's 3rd Plt. Squad Leader 3rd sqd.
I am real bad when it comes names, have pictures.

1992 41st sig bn youngsan i Was Bn Retention NCO, I changed Inf to Careeer Councelor.

Keep up Fire!


Keywords: Sp4 Miller, Sp4 Pena, Baby Mancho, SP4 Lawson, Hasota Korean solder, so on.


Entry: 87927
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PLEASE RESEND MESSAGES COMPUTER PROBLEMS

SAMUEL CURATOLA wrote on December 18, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi, this is (was) Doc Sp/4 Curatola A. Co 1/9Th Manchu's and Battalion Aid 1981-1982 . Had a problem with my computer system and lost the e-mail from the last couple of guys who contacted me in December 2013. Please re-contact me and I will be glad to chat and help in any way I can. I DID get my VA pension!!!

Keywords: A. Co Manchu 1/9Th Inf Bn and Battalion Aid station


Entry: 87683
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 1/506 87-88 CURRAHEES

LUIS AREVALO wrote on November 13, 2013


City and State: INGLEWOOD CA

Unit: B CO 1/506

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served from November 87 to November 88. I was fresh out of high school, fresh out of
Harmony Church in Fort Benning. Had some very tough NCO's and a lot of good
friends I lost track of. Philip Shaw, Joey Garncarz, SPC Winningham, Sgt Evans, SFC
Walker. If any of you are still around get in touch with me. Camp Greaves was a bad
ass place back then.


Keywords: I/506 Weapons Platoon


Entry: 87556
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
FAAR RADAR PLATOON

THOMAS BOSCAMP wrote on November 5, 2013


City and State: GARDEN GROVE CA

Unit: HHB 2/61 FAAR PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for old friends to connect with from 2/61 HHB camp Stanton.
Sad to hear the base closed years ago. Good memories as well as bad
from there.


Keywords: Camp Stanton, FAAR Platoon,


Entry: 87356
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
KOREAN DMZ

JOHN MAYER wrote on October 7, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served on DMZ 1970-71. I have created a DMZ Veteran Hat. You can

see it at http://www.militarysnafu.com


Keywords: Korean DMZ


Entry: 87339
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP CASEY 1981-1982

MARTIN METZ wrote on October 4, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 1-17 INFANTRY (M)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Very intense year in Korea. One of the best and worse

assignments of my career. Good field experiences, but garrison

had its challenges. I still have my Buffalo Coin even after all

these years. Truth and Courage.


Keywords: Best friend was Joel Heller, sport parachute club, green house

club, 1st Brigade Officers Club, 1SG Jessup, LTC Stilwell,

MAJ Mad Dog Marlowe, Rick Hinojosa, Buffalation, TDC



Entry: 87323
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR MY BROTHERS

JAMES BOGACKI wrote on October 1, 2013


City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit: A CO 2ND 503RD INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for the guys in my platoon. Sgt Shashti,Sgt Ellis,Cpl
Conneto miss you brothers!I can remember the first patrol. Pucker
factor was at 10.



Entry: 87299
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
FAMILY TRADITION

CHARLIE OLACHEA wrote on September 27, 2013


City and State: AURORA CO

Unit: 3RD BRIGADE - 2ND ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Served in Korea as 3rd Brigade Assistant S-2 from January 1983 to
January 1984. FRONTLINE!



Entry: 87289
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RIVER RATS

JOHN RICHARDSON SR. wrote on September 26, 2013


City and State: SOUTHAMPTON NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 87105
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HI

MARK MCCLAIN wrote on August 28, 2013


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: hi my name is mark allen
mcclain,im here if there
some one know about major
thompson,back in 1981-1982
in korea camp howze.plz
guyz email me,


Keywords:


Entry: 86857
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
THE BEST OF MEN

ARTHUR ROBINSON JR. wrote on July 28, 2013


City and State: CLAY NY

Unit: HHC 1/31 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: jujst miss allhe the man I had the best army time miss you all

Keywords: gray sgt ssg walker sgt edg room mate


Entry: 86750
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP LIBERTY BELL 1983

FRANK KAPILEO SR. wrote on July 18, 2013


City and State: SAIPAN MP

Unit: 2ND I.D. 1/9 INFANTRY LIBERTY BELL

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: First tour overseas was in Korea and was first assigned to the 1/9th Bravo
Company where I'm glad to have had GET TOUGH OR DIE First Sergeant
Fowler who built me thru those times, preparing this new incoming TURTLE to
run and complete his first ever Manchu mile. Thank you Top. PFC Brown sang
cadence most times which drove us from start to finish. Our unit was going
COHORT towards mid part of my tour and so I was one of the few from Bravo Co.
who were reassigned to Liberty Bell where I heard a familiar name-not want but
two Aguons were in Alpha Co. One was the Company First Sergeant and the
other happened to be my bunk buddy-Frank Aguon whom I learned have passed
on to eternal...Rest his Soul.

I remember Johnny O'Neal whom had commented on this site too, my drinking
buddy Esterline and my Papalatong buddy Hipolito whom my name Kapileo is
always mistaken with.

Our daily Patrols and night Ambushes were conducted during that winter when
everyone else left Tent City and boy, those ambush missions were freezing for an
island boy like myself whose only used to nothing more than an ice cold beer in
hand while i conduct my own recon on the sandy beaches of my home in Saipan.

If any of you wanna come join, I'm a pinpoint on the globe where you'll never go
wrong.


Keywords: Most know and call me as KAP which is short for my last name Kapileo


Entry: 86569
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU 1/9 CAMP GREAVES 1984-1985

DAVID AGUNDEZ wrote on June 22, 2013


City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: SCOUT'S PLATOON CSC 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I arrived to Korea in Jan. of 1984 and left Country in Jan. of
1985. Had fun with the Scouts. I notice Sgt. Greg Bennett on
this web site. Many memories, especially on my last patrol as
APL with Sgt. Bennett, SPC/Doc Jones, SPC Box(both
TOW/Platoon), and SPC Lewis my jeep driver and Scout Sniper.
Don't recall the PL, also from TOW Platoon and two or three
KATUSAS. We were called out that night due to two sightings on
the DMZ on early morning of New Year's Eve. Greg give me a call
when you get a chance. (909)379-9609, it would be nice to hear
from hear after all these years.

Sgt. David Agundez


Keywords: Scouts's Platoon CSC 1/9 Infantry Camp Greaves


Entry: 86568
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES 1/23 85-88

DENNIS PAPARELLA wrote on June 21, 2013


City and State:

Unit: CSC 1/23 INF ACO 1/23INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anybody that served in CSC 1/23INF or A
Co 1/503
INF. 85-88.



Entry: 86518
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HARDROCK CHARLIE DON'T SURF C-1/506 87-88

RAY BURNS wrote on June 15, 2013


City and State: STEUBENVILLE OH

Unit: C-1/506 INF CURRAHEE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Like to find any old friends from 1987 1988.

Keywords: Camp Greaves



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