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Korean DMZ 1980 to 1989


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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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


Keywords:


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


Entry: 86496
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU SCOUTS JAN. 84-JAN 85.

DAVID AGUNDEZ wrote on June 12, 2013


City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: SCOUT PLATOON CSC CO, 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was with the Scout Platoon 1/9 Manchu's from Jan.
84 to Jan.
85. I see Sgt. Greg Bennet's name on this site. It
been almost
30 years that we were on patrol at the DMZ on my
last patrol.
contact me when you get a chance. Take care Bro.
Sgt. Agundez


Keywords: Scout Platoon CSC 1/9 Infantry, Camp Greaves.


Entry: 86495
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU SCOUTS JAN. 84-JAN 85.

DAVID AGUNDEZ wrote on June 12, 2013


City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: SCOUT PLATOON CSC CO, 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was with the Scout Platoon 1/9 Manchu's from Jan. 84 to Jan.
85. I see Sgt. Greg Bennet's name on this site. It been almost
30 years that we were on patrol at the DMZ on my last patrol.
contact me when you get a chance. Take care Bro.
Sgt. Agundez


Keywords: Scout Platoon CSC 1/9 Infantry, Camp Greaves.


Entry: 86494
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU SCOUTS JAN. 84-JAN 85.

DAVID AGUNDEZ wrote on June 12, 2013


City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: SCOUT PLATOON CSC CO, 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was with the Scout Platoon 1/9 Manchu's from Jan. 84 to Jan.
85. I see Sgt. Greg Bennet's name on this site. It been almost
30 years that we were on patrol at the DMZ on my last patrol.
contact me when you get a chance. Take care Bro.
Sgt. Agundez


Keywords: Scout Platoon CSC 1/9 Infantry, Camp Greaves.


Entry: 86448
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP PELHAM WARRIORS

ED SEMLER wrote on June 6, 2013


City and State: BUTLER PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Any Warriors that served at Camp Pelham at anytime there is a
great group started on Facebook with lots of pictures of the Camp
and guys that served there. Just go to Facebook and type in

Camp Pelham South Korea 2nd Infantry Division

and you will be there. You can see just about everything on the
sit but for some things you need to request to join the group.

Hope this helps get Warriors together along with this great site!


Keywords: Camp Pelham


Entry: 86409
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CO A 1ST BN 9TH INF CAMP LIBERTY BELL

JOHNNY O'NEAL wrote on June 2, 2013


City and State: ASHER OK

Unit: CO A 1ST BN 9TH INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I went from Basic Training to Camp Liberty Bell, Korea in June of
1983 until June of 1984. I remember when I first got there I was
climbing in the back of Truck and I heard the guys saying He will
never make because I was so little. I think my weight was maybe
130 lbs, I was 25 years old when I joined. But I think the guys
came to realize that I could hang with them pretty good.I was the
AG to the M60.
I would like to hear from anyone that was there at the time I
was there.I remember Altman and Hensley were across the hall from
me. We did some heavy drinking together. Hensley lost a night
sight while in the field. We had a guy we called spoon that
wanted to be a cook. Esterline always caught something when he
went to the village. Spec 4 Lewis was there.A good friend named
Mancha was there. Sgt Walton, Lt Thompson, Pegruim, Smith, Agwon,
just the few names I can remember.
We were there when Reagan came to visit. I would like to here
from anyone who was there at that time. Those were some of the
best years of my life. I learned I could do a lot more than I
ever thought.
I went to Fort Ord from there from 84-87 and was in HHC for 7th
ID working at the Lite Fighters Schools when they first stated.
Worked as a driver, supply clerk, then Ammunition clerk. I have
health problems like Glaucoma, one Kidney is really small and
barely works, and neuropathy, I think it is from my time in
service. If anyone else has problem like this please let me know.
If anyone knows how to prove this is service related, I would
like to hear from you.


Keywords: Camp Liberty Bell, 83-84, Fort Ord, CA, 84-87 Co A 1st Bn 9th
INF, 7th INF Div



Entry: 86359
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR 1ST AND 9TH MANCHU

DENISE HARRISON wrote on May 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm trying to help my brother contact old army buddies. He has

been denied his benefits for several years for many reasons.

The latest one is that there is not enough evidence to determine

his years of service. We lost his paperwork in a fire and all

he has are some hand drawn pictures from fellow soldiers.

Please reply if you remember him or I can forward his number to

you. If you or anyone you know was on the border of north and

south Korea between 1979-1983?, his name is Pascal Clark. He

doesn't really remember a lot but he remembers the first and

ninth Manchu. We are hoping someone can point us in the right

direction to uncover his records. Any assistance you can provide

to gather proof of his time of service would be greatly

appreciated.


Keywords: 1st and 9th unit from Korea, Manchu, DMZ, demolition, marksman


Entry: 86247
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C BTRY 2/71 ADA CAMP IRWIN KOREA 1980-81

JIM LAROCHE wrote on May 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 86195
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

LOREN DEAN BELFLOWERS wrote on May 15, 2013


City and State: EASTOVER NC

Unit: B CO. 102ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Stopping in with memories of old times and good friends I wish
I had kept up with. Went to basic at Ft. Leonard Wood and AIT
at Ft. Huachuca.Originally a 17K but was later converted over
to 96R.Ground Surveillance Radar operator was the MOS title.Was
one of the last soldiers to take the SQT before the Army got
rid of it.Went to Radar Site 8 in Dec. 1983,saw the Dallas
Cowboy cheerleaders(the day PFC Turner wrecked a jeep coming up
the hill from the helipad,thanks to KC39er and DUSTOFF) and
have the Christmas photo with the CG of 2ID,Gen.
Doctor.Remember watching ROK and NK get into a firefight on RS
8,listening to the NK close the gate on a bridge at RS 6 and
many mobile missions. Remember having the SHOWBOAT for awhile.
TAS 6 mounted Jeep that had a vcr attached for recording night
video.

Guys I can remember was Lt. Kim(1st platoon leader I had),Jeff
Gulley, John Mullins, Archuleta, Howard Davis,Sgt Damiani, Sgt
Wilson(burnt down the POL point on RS 8,demoted to SPC.)Sgt
Guyton,SFC Jose Daggins(later my 1st Sgt at Ft. Stewart Ga.)
Sgt Fred Kowalchuk(SGT K-Chuk, also at Ft. Stewart).Remember
Tom Lamb had an IMJIN SCOUT patch he wore. 1st time I had an MRE
was a dehydrated beef patty, I wish we had not ran out of C-
rations.

Remember the NK weapons lay out on RS 6 and having to walk up
the stairs to the radar room. KP on the sites and using the PPS
5 radar. Had an old big starlight scope on RS8 next to the
radar. RS 7 was operated by artillery guys using a TPS 25, they
were always calling in kimchi tractors way out in the valley.

Good times with folks at 1st duty station(18 yrs old,fresh out
of high school). Just can`t beat Chief Wahoo and the 2ID!


Keywords: B co. 102nd MI Bn., Radar Site 6 and 8,Rice Paddie Rollers Award


Entry: 86167
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PROOF NEEDED FOR CIB/CMB

SAMUEL CURATOLA wrote on May 10, 2013


City and State: MUSTANG OK

Unit: A CO 1/9TH MANCHU

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: A while back I posted about the changes that went through about

those of us now known as Korea's DMZ Vets. As the war never
ended and

Korea is now the longest truce in modern history we are AGAIN

given credit for a tour in a war zone (a service ribbon). Up to

the end of Vietnam awards and combat decoration were the norm to

include the CIB/CMB. However when Vietnam ended DOD under

political pressure changed the tour in Korea till a few years

ago into a peace time tour! Don't upset the home front and see

how much saved in combat pay etc etc. Those of you who really

know please stop laughing to finish this please. If you served

in the D.M.Z. OR the M.D.L. or in short North of the Imjin The

proof needed to get your CIB/CMB is neatly spelled out in Army

regulations for all those incidents that till a few years ago

never happen or were training incidences. The only CIB awarded

under the new rules was to the men who survived the tree cutting

incident over twenty years after the fact. Where everyone is

running into problems when applying is the one proof the DOD

will accept which is unit records like the Daily report the S-

or 2 report or intelligent reports that have been declassified

on infiltration. In the year 2000 forward the DOD had all unit

records placed on data bases. ANYTHING prior to 2000 can no

longer be found! Per federal law war time records are kept as

part of history. DOD stated a TRUCE is not a WAR so no unit

records from unit level to DOD from the date of the truce to the

year 2000. All the decorations and VA claims gotten from those

files no longer exist.







In my case part of my proof was my Platoon Leader (jr) and the

Commander of all forces Korea at the time Gen. Wickham Sr, who

latter became Chief of Staff of the US Army. Even with his FOUR

STAR letter head there was no unit record still in existence to

support my Ptl Ldr or the commanding General of Korea statements.







You can appeal the awards board decision and its true the appeal

process above them can be less ridged I awarding the CIB/CMB

but have NOT. Because if one person gets the CIB/CMB hole units

are ENTITLED to that award imaging the number of VA claims in

the thousands! from all those years.







In my case if I get my CMB the wounded I sent home to include

those with LIMBS missing will get the Purple Heart and all the

benefits it entails







Just a update Brother let the rest of us know how your battles

still goes.


Keywords: CIB/CMB unit records one step closer


Entry: 86138
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
OLD FRIENDS

WALTER PECK wrote on May 7, 2013


City and State: LAKELAND FL

Unit: A/BTY-1ST.38.FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: i am looking for any members of the village rats local 151 camp stanley or the village drunks
local 302



Entry: 86122
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

TIMOTHY DIXON wrote on May 5, 2013


City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit: CSC 1/31 INF, 2ND INF DIV. 1983-84

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was fresh out of basic training and ait in 1983 when I was
assigned to Warrior Base, Korea. There I pulled patrols on the
DMZ as soon as I learned how to put camouflage on my face. After
rotation to Camp Howze, I was then asked to be company clerk for
CSC 1/31 and drive a 1/4 ton jeep for 1st Sargent C. Guy and
later for 1st Sargent D. Stevens. Throughout my tenure in the
Army, I never, never, never again learned so much and had so much
fun than that assigned duty. It was an extended family where
everybody, and I mean everybody looked out for everybody. To
anyone who served with me from Aug 1983 to Aug 1984, I would sure
as hell like to hear from you. LEGIONNAIRES SIR, WITH PRIDE.


Keywords:


Entry: 86105
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BEST BY TEST

EUGENIO GOMEZ wrote on May 2, 2013


City and State: BROWNSVILLE TX

Unit: HHB 2/17 FA (SURVEY PLATOON)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Chief Surveyor at Cp Pelham from 1979 to 1981? have jinrolytis can't remember
very well. But I do remember that I had the best surveyors in the 2nd ID. in 1980.
Ltc. Scales, Robert was the 2/17th FA Bn Commander he is now a Fox news
commentator. Would like to hear from any one of you guys that pull tape and kept
score you know who you are. I remember the vill, and the trouble it brought. I
spend a total of six tours in Korea and manage to climb every mountain at lease
twice. I don't remember what tour it was when the Gama Goat broke down leaving
Gp Oulette and we were stranded in the middle of the dirt road about a mile away
from the Gp. The 2Lt was shaking real bad in the back of the goat that the whole
thing was rattling real bad. I took away his .45 because he had already lost his
composer and was crying. Set the whole party away from the vehicle on the ditch
and just kept a lookout for anything that moved. The bad thing was that it was so
dark you could not see your hand in front of you. I remember that you could see
things and hear sounds very close but were far, also that your mind is your worst
enemy making you imagine a whole lot things that made your maximus glucos
contract. Spend 2.5 years with A co 44th engineers at Cp.Mercer 73-75, 1 year in
HHB Divarty 77-78, 3 years E Btry 25 (TAB) 85-88 put a compass course at Santa
Barbra, NCO Academy in Cp.Casey, and a Base line in the DMZ and Rodriguez
Range. Those were the best years of my life, now I have given up on the jinro and
become soft and drink dry wine with my dinner. I still road march and go to the
clubs and all the yobos love me as my mind just wonders. Your still the Best by
Test.


Keywords: Best By Test 2nd Inf Division Olympics


Entry: 85957
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU FBSP HHC 1/9TH 80-81

SCOTT SLONIKER wrote on April 12, 2013


City and State: BROOKINGS OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Keep up the Fire!

Keywords: Also C co.


Entry: 85956
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 2/503RD BUDDIES

SHAWN SMITH wrote on April 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit: B CO 2/503RD BUSHWACKERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for my buddies from Korea. I was in B Co 2/503rd
Bushwackers at Camp Hovey, Sept 87-88. Love to get back in touch
with my friends - Maldonado, Cpl Rouse, Cpl Banda, to name a few,
and the rest. Can't remember all the names. We did the Z and
TDC. Remember SGT Ruckelman's coffee on the Z? Rouse and I
screwed that up. I'll never forget the feeling the first time we
went through the gate on a night ambush. We all looked at each
other, paused, and locked and loaded. Never forget the PL
falling asleep.

I'm also looking for the SSG and 1LT that was with me when we
accidentally drove onto a South Korean special base in the
summer of 88 and thought we were dead. If you were there with
me, you know exactly what I am talking about. Need info for a VA
claim.


Keywords: Bob Hope, DMZ, Camp Hovey, TDC


Entry: 85953
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DMZ DUTY

JOHN MAYER wrote on April 12, 2013


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: B 1/23 2ND DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Back in 1970-71 I worked the DMZ with B 1/23 GP johnson, and of
course walking the fence. What a cold winter. Anyway I have
created a hat that says Korean DMZ Veteran if you want to see
a picture of it go to http://www.militarysnafu.com


Keywords: DMZ duty, GP johnson


Entry: 85925
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RESPONSE TO JOHN RICHARDSON POST 59845

JEFFREY MYERS wrote on April 9, 2013


City and State: LAKEVILLE MN

Unit: E COMPANY, 2ND ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: John, I saw your post below (59845), however it's 6 years ago and who knows if
your email is still valid.
So I create this post today in hopes you or others from the 81-82 time frame can
reach out to say hello.
I've always wondered what happen to my brothers in Arms and do miss the times we
had. With all the crap
thats going on today with this little sawed off leader, it brought me back to his
Grandfathers action, seems
to run in the family.

I remember playing football on the helicopter LZ with a 5 ton chalk block as the ball.
We were some tough
dudes back then. Fit to fight. Freedom park in the dark via Fish Market ally!

I would love to hear from any of you guys. So many memories of hanging with some
of the most loyal
guys I have ever met in my life. What an honor to have served with you all. Funny
how I remember my last
days waiting on my port call. It was two weeks late and I just wanted to leave. I
arrived in St. Louis on
game 7 of the 82 world sires, Milwaukee Brewers against Cardinals and ran into my
dad in the airport.
That was the last time I saw a great soldier named PFC Jiles. A very big man who
had the heart of gold. St
Louis won, my golden birthday was the next day - you can't make that stuff up! I
hope to hear from you
guys! Hey, what did you do that chain? (What Chain) That chain you was sitting on
when you were giving
me @#$%). Hey, What did you do with that tire? (What tire) That tire you were sitting
on when........


Keywords: River Rats, 2nd D, E co. Bridge Engineers 12C, Billy George, SGT Raggs, SGT Jones.,
SP4 Giles



Entry: 85913
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR BROTHERS IN ARMS.KATUSAS

WADDIE E.. BLANCO SR. wrote on April 7, 2013


City and State: VILLALBA PR

Unit: C.S.C.3RD PLATTON,CAMP GREAVES(82-83)DMC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The free word will be next to people that really love freedom.KEEP
UP THE FIRE.MANCHU SOLDIERS.


Keywords: CAMP GREAVES 1/9th Infantry.Guard Post Collier/Ollet D.M.C.I
worried about my Brothres in Arm.This is my phone # 787-677-
0052,please help me make contact whith this KATUSAS or G.I.at this
time.



Entry: 85882
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU WARIORS

DAVID GILVIN SR. wrote on April 4, 2013


City and State: STAMPING GROUND KY

Unit: HHC I1/9TH INF CAMP GREAVES RED EYE PLATOON HEAT S

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: 1/9 InF 1981/1982 was there when joseph white deffected to the
north we were put on full alert after one of his friends got a m
60 and amo out of the arms room and was going to go get him back
of course he was drunk at the time but we still had orders under
no circumstances was he to be allowed to to start a
international incadent he was to be stoped with deadly force if
need be but he was found south of the imjim river in his
yobaseyos houtch i remeber the sings up about 2 u s soldeirs
killed in a mine feild stay on the road and the mighty freedom
bridge


Keywords:


Entry: 85819
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DMZ SHOOTING INCIDENT

EDWARD CHESKY wrote on March 28, 2013


City and State: WEST HARTFORD CT

Unit: B COMPANY 102 MI BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have recently published a book that starts with the beginning of my
career on the DMZ and runs up to the rise of global terrorism

Contained in the book is my account of a shooting incident on the
DMZ in 1986 just prior to the Asian Games

The narrative includes photos of Radar Site 7 in the Choerwon Valley
at the time of the incident. Also included are photos of the
surveillance system we used to locate, monitor and record the
incident.

The book is a E Book on Amazon and is entitled, Autobiography of a
Shadow Warrior.

For those that served on the DMZ I think you may find it interesting



Keywords: Radar Site 7, shooting Incident, DMZ


Entry: 85606
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
TRYING TO LOCATE ALLEN NEIL

WILLIAM SCHWEIZER wrote on March 1, 2013


City and State: FORKED RIVER NJ

Unit: H&S COMPANY JSA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: On 13 February 2013, I received an E-Mail from Allen
Neil, a JSA veteran from October 1981 through October
1982 via the Korean War Project web site, I tried
several times to answer his E-Mail, but
they kept coming back to me as a failure to deliver. I
even tried to contact him through the Korean War
Project Web Site, all to no avail. If anyone out there
knows Allen Neil's E-Mail address, or if Allen sees
this message, please contact me through the Korean War
Project, would really love to hear from you. I was
assigned to the JSA TOC from January 1982 through
January 1983, I am currently in contact with David
Chapman, and he is the only JSA veteran that I am
currently in contact with from the same time period
that I was assigned to Camp Kittyhawk. I would also
like to try to locate Donald E. Rice, Chuck Milazzo,
Tommy Powell, Jim Hargadon. Any help with this
information would be greatly appreciated.

In Front Of Them All


Keywords:


Entry: 85539
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CSC 1/9TH INF CAMP GREAVES 84-87

GREG BENNETT wrote on February 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Read this let me know were you are now. OLD MANCHU.

3 yrs of fun, werScouts plt Scorpian One call sign
sniper section.
are you MANCHUs


Keywords:



Entry: 85518
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RAISE UP WILDBUNCH!!! 12/83 - 2/85

SCOTT ROLLINS wrote on February 20, 2013


City and State:

Unit: ALPHA CO 1ST/31ST

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Stumbled on to this site and wow!! What a flood of
memories!!! Ive forgotten a lot but remember a lot
too!!!!! Pangan was Patrol Leader of our Patrols
during our tour of the DMZ. I was Point...what a
blast!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant trust my memory but Im pretty
sure Trusty was our rear security man. Cant remember
our medics name...anyway me and Pangan always picked
Infiltration Alley for our missions as it was usually
the hotspot. Great times. Looking for Pangan, Trusty,
Wass, Smith, Dodd or any who served in Alpha Company
from 12/83 to 2/85. My tour was extended because I
arrived as a short turtle. ETS'd in Mar-85. You
guys remember the real Alert being blown
Thanksgiving 84 when the North Korean tour bus driver
ran across the yellow defecting south after the bus
unloaded? That was exciting! Or what about the
armorer who attemtpted suicide just down from our
tent while playing spades...put his 16 under his chin
and sent one down range.I believe he was only 18
fresh out of high school. When I left country he was
in rehab in Hawaii and was learning to speak again.
Didnt know you and I dont remember your name brother
but I hope you made a
full recovery! We were pulling for you bro!!


Keywords: Pangan-Trusty-Wass-Smith-Dodd-Capt.Clark



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