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Entry: 58765
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C CO. 1/503 1988-89

MICHAEL CAVANAUGH wrote on September 6, 2006


City and State: BOSTON MA

Unit: C. CO 1/503

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just looking for anyone in 1/503 at Hovey during LTC Grange's year there. I was in 3rd PLT of C Co in the new barracks. Lots of hard work but lots of fun too. Fond memories of latenight runs through Toko-Ri trying to get back for alerts, sandbagging the river during the monsoons and freezing my ass off during the night ambushes on the Z. Can anyone remember the name of the BN Sgt Major under Grange? I still remember doing flutter kicks over a turtle ditch when he caught me with a ripped T Shirt under my BDU top. He was pissed to find out that most everyone in my squad had cut the bottoms off the Tshirts to use as shit paper in the field. Write back if you were there.

Keywords: LTC Grange, CPT. Chae, SGT.Burcham, CPL Castillo, CPL Suhl, Anthony Widener, Spc Breslow, Spc Taylor, Spc Mark Myers, Spc. Williams


Entry: 58536
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B 2ND 61ST ADA CAMP HOVEY 83-84

RON MURPHY wrote on August 16, 2006


City and State: KEOKUK IA

Unit: B 2ND 61ST ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Made alot of friends that year,we all worked are butts off getting ready to go HOT and get are T I`s finished before we did get HOT,2nd Platoon,we did are job at Nightmare Range,to many alerts but any one in 2nd ID knows what the horn sounds like.Road marches every Saturday and a lot of field duty,Remember when they tore down are Motor pool to build the new one and put us all in the soccer field across the crick from 1st 38th,what a winter,pulling guard duty,we had the burning barrel burning hard,if it burned we burned it,olympus club,was the spot in Toko`ri never will forget the memories, Jim Glenn, Kelly Anderson,Sgt David Lane,Sgt.Mass-Rosada great Soldiers, If it flies it Dies, Bravo Battery Vulcaneers

Keywords: Camp Hovey, Nightmare Range,Hot Platoon,


Entry: 58396
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR DAWGS OF WAR D 2/61

MICHAEL STEPANIAK wrote on August 7, 2006


City and State: ARROYO GRANDE CA

Unit: D @/61 ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone that was at camp stanley or after we moved to camp stanton was a hella of a good time like to keep up with my friends and brothers I trained with and did we train hope to hear from my fellow dawgs of war soon.

Keywords: D @/61 ADA 80/81


Entry: 58370
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A BATTERY 8/8TH FA 86-87

TOM PACHECO wrote on August 4, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served with Alpha Battery 8/8th FA

Keywords:


Entry: 58286
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
STEVEN BURNS DMZ AT-5

STEVEN BURNS wrote on July 30, 2006


City and State: WISCASSET ME

Unit: 5TH BATT SECOND INFANTRY DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the two guardposts, manned the observation positions - at night, every night.
Did mine sweep around the guardposts early in the mornings.
Used the ANTAS 4 - spotted and tracked alot of North Korean movement in the DMZ.
I had a buddy named Gary, a football player.
Also had a buddy named Fields ( Kitrell s.Fields)
Lots of really strange stuff went on back then - I was young and didn't really grasp the seriousness of it. Remember those communist loudspeakers and the broadcasts every day at flag raising ? . "Freedom Village ? " Hey - Im miss you guys.


Keywords: AT-5 AT-7


Entry: 58220
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED IN CP PELHAM

SHAWN K. FINLEY wrote on July 25, 2006


City and State: GOUVERNEUR NY

Unit: A 2/17 F.A. CAMP PELHAM KOREA 2ND INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 58089
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HHC 1/9TH INF CAMP GREAVES 1982-83

MANUEL MALDONADO wrote on July 13, 2006


City and State: GREENVILLE SC

Unit: HHC 1/9TH INF MANCHU

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Im SSG (R) Maldonado. I was with HHC 1/9th from Jan 6, 1982 till Jan 5, 1983. I was there when J.T. White went to our neighbors of the North. I have read lots of stories about what happened that day. Yes he shot off a lock, and ran into the "No Man's Land" he was waving his arms and saying stuff in Hanguk.. The NK Army opened a gate for him and beat his goat smelling a@s. We were all shocked at this incident. I wasnt in his company or platoon I was in Support PLT. PFC Kawslic and I were there taking soldiers back and forth in our Duce and a half. We went back to our motor pool at the end of our shift. At formation our CO Cpt Satch Smith along with 1SG Ken Lacy said that we were going to go get our boy.. I myself was scared shi%less to be honest with U I was a young 19 year old PVT. Not short enough to not go, I had like 5 months or so left to DEROS; I already had seen my fair share of events two of my buddies stepped on a land mine just outside of the Manchu club, a Willie Pete round landed just outside of our barracks one night made a huge crator and blew out off of the windows, come to find out it was a ROK ARMY night fire exercise gone wrong and now this idiot goes to North Korea... I couldnt wait to get out of Camp Greaves and go back to the world or even ETS but anywhere would be better than here... I try to but all the events that happened there in the back of my mind and not think of them all thease things I mentioned plus being shot at I dont know how many times; PFC Kawslics and my duce and a half had so many bullet holes in it by the time we both DEROSed it wasnt funny; On my last trip over the Freedom Bridge I threw my Buckle in the Imjin river as the tradition says in hopes never to come back, well at the turtle farm I was ordered to buy another buckle since I was out of uniform and had to wear my class As on the plane. I went back to the World stationed at Ft. Knox KY until I ETSed but dumb ol me I REUPed and went right back to Korea. Now here is the rest of the story... A friend was reading the paper and said that Comrad White was brought down to the DMZ and executed by the NK ARMY and that the US ARMY couldnt retreave his body because it would cause caos. (like there isnt any up there to begin with). So since we were at YongSan I took this young PFC to Camp Greaves with me to show him what the real ARMY lives like. I still have that buckle I wear it with pride everyday because I am what most people only hear about and a few experience Im a ........... MANCHU WARRIOR KEEP UP THE FIRE........................

Keywords:


Entry: 58076
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ATRP 4/7 CAV KOREA 1981-1982

DONNIE CLARK wrote on July 12, 2006


City and State: KINGSPORT TN

Unit: ATRP 4/7CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for others in this Troop and for Sgt. Rencher or Jessop.

Keywords: Camp Gary Owen or CampRice


Entry: 58050
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP STANLEY 88-89 F 5TH/5TH ADA

GLENN WORCESTER wrote on July 11, 2006


City and State:

Unit: F-5TH/5TH ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with me or on Camp Stanley from May 88 until Aug 89...

Keywords: Down Range....


Entry: 57985
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
NATHANIEL L YOUNG

M. C. wrote on July 6, 2006


City and State:

Unit: N

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Were you there between 1984-1985?

Keywords: 1/23 inf camp hovey 1984-198


Entry: 57968
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
NATHANIEL L YOUNG

S. E. wrote on July 5, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: 1/23 INF CAMP HOVEY 1984-1985


Entry: 57787
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES AT SAACT #6

B. CARTER PITTMAN wrote on June 25, 2006


City and State: SAN LUIS OBISPO CA

Unit: SAACT 6, 6TH ORD BTN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I've made contact with one, Caviness, but the circle isn't complete. Find me, dirty dozen.
--Pittman


Keywords: The Dirty Dozen, Smitty (two each), !st Sgt Russell, Caviness, Pallard, Johnson,


Entry: 57761
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
OLD FRIENDS

TIMOTHY (BUDDA) DAVIS wrote on June 23, 2006


City and State: KEMPSFORD / FAIRFORD

Unit: 122 SIGNAL BN BRAVO COMPANY I THINK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello My name is Tim Davis I'm originally from Milwaukee WI but recently married an English Woman and am living with her in England. I was with the U.S. Army and stationed at Camp Casey 122 Signal Bn for the whole year of 1984, I forgot which company it was, I think it was Bravo. That year MRE's and Hum-vees were fist introduced and I believe that was the first year of the Blackhawk helicopters as well. If anyone remembers me... Our Squad leader was Sgt. Streeter and you all gave me the nick name of buda. I had also been the only one in our company to enter a photo contest at the recreation center and was always bringing my Minolta X-700 camera out to the field hoping slicky-boy wouldn't steal our stuff. I was a 31-mike back then and we'd give adjima our mre for bottle of soda and two cooked packs of raman noodles out in the field. I still have my one or both of my laminated off-base passes, the orange striped day pass and the brown striped overnight pass. Everyone hated it there but I loved it. There was one beautiful scene I wish I had gotten a picture of and that was in the winter with snow on the mountains on either side of the barracks and then the sun coming through over the mountain behind motorpool lighing up all the snow flakes, that would've been a very cool shot. I really miss it, even some of the hip-hop music of the day as well. I'll be back in America for a few weeks (June-24th thru July-9th) No Taco Bells here in England(grin)..

Keywords: Nickname in 1984 "Budda"


Entry: 57712
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
D CO. 44TH ENG BN CAMP INDIAN

JEFF DISHONG wrote on June 19, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone that served at Camp Indian from 1984 to 1986.

Keywords: Camp Indian


Entry: 57365
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MEMORIAL DAY

LARAY MCGUIRE wrote on May 28, 2006


City and State:

Unit: A CO. 1 / 31 (M) INF. 2 ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: YO BO SAO , HELL I GUESS THATS HOW YOU SPELL IT! HOPE EVERY ONE'S HAVING A GREAT HOLIDAY WKND. THANKS TO ALL THE TROOPS OVERSEA'S!!!! GET HOME SAFE !! 11BP20 ONCE A GRUNT ALLWAYS A GRUNT!!

Keywords:


Entry: 57337
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP GREAVES 83-85 COHORT

STEVE NYHAN wrote on May 27, 2006


City and State: SEBRING FL

Unit: B 1/9 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Lokking for COHORT Troops that served with me. B 1/9 INF Camp Greaves 83-84.

Keywords: COHORT, Rice exchange, DMZ, 1983


Entry: 57323
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES FROM DBTRY 2/71 ADA

RICHARD PIXLEY wrote on May 25, 2006


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: D BTRY 2/71ST ADA CAMP HILL, KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for buddies who were in D Battery 2/71st ADA ROK from Jan 1980 - Dec 1980. CRC doesn't have any records from our unit. I really remember when they were going to renovate our billets and put us in tent city in the motorpool. In winter no less. Anybody with pictures of the unit or Tac Site 34, please contact me.

I had a lot of good memories there. Hey did the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders really come to our unit in Dec '80 or Jan 81?

Thanks,
PFC Pixley
05B10 Radio Operator


Keywords: CRC, TAC Site 34, Koyyanee Compound, Lt. Broadnax, Capt Moran, Sgt Honeycutt, Sgt Scott, Sgt Schultz, PFC Cindy Brown


Entry: 57291
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP STANTON PHOTOS 1981-82

RON WEAVER wrote on May 23, 2006


City and State:

Unit: D TROOP 4/7 CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for you photo buffs who would have been at Camp Stanton during the 1981-82 time perid when C and D Troops from the 4/7 Cav were still there (before being relocated to Camp LaGuardia). I took a ton of photos, but the old 110 camera just doesn't cut it.

Any photos with me would be much appreciated!

Thanks
Ron Weaver


Keywords: Camp Stanton, D Troop 4/7 Cav, Photos,


Entry: 57269
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
TURTLE NO MORE!

JACK LEWIS wrote on May 22, 2006


City and State:

Unit: E-TAB 25TH FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Spent 84-85 at E Btry 25th FA (TA), my first permanent party station after AIT. Assigned there as a 17C, then worked Radar Ops ("KC Three-Niner, bite me, out"), then started working GSRs with the Site Dawgs on Radar Site 7.

Any old Wolf Pack soldiers, if you've recovered from your Rainbow Bar hangovers, feel free to drop a line.

Jack Lewis


Keywords: Camp Stanley, Radar Site 4, Radar Site 7, Wolf Pack, radar ops, Rainbow Bar, Site Dawgs, KC 39


Entry: 57180
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

JOSEPH THOMPSON wrote on May 15, 2006


City and State: JOHNSONVILLE SC

Unit: B CO.1/38 1980-1981 A CO 1/31 1982-84

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO SERVED IN THE 1/38 OR 1/31

Keywords: SGT T


Entry: 57126
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A -1-9 80-81 TURTLE STEW

AFD BORGMAN III wrote on May 12, 2006


City and State:

Unit: ALPHA CO. 1/9TH INF MANCHUS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Great Weather!

Hot Women!

Strange Brew!


Keywords: Forward Deployed Reservist!


Entry: 57097
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

JOSEPH THOMPSON wrote on May 10, 2006


City and State: JOHNSONVILLE SC

Unit: CO B 1/38 80-81 CO A 1/31 82-84

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for guys that servied in Korea or their family members. We may have been exposed to dioxin while on the Z. If your were on the Z and are now have health problems let me know.
I had some good times in Korea in my 3 tours I go back in a heart beat.


Keywords: Sgt.T


Entry: 56900
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
JSA TOC JAN 82-JAN 83

WILLIAM SCHWEIZER wrote on April 29, 2006


City and State:

Unit: UNCSG-JSA,H-S CO,S-3 SECTION (TOC)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: "Attention in the area!, Attention in the area!". I sure wish I had a dollar for every time I had to utter that phrase. I worked in the JSA TOC,on the night shift, for most of my tour in-country. I the TOC on duty that fateful August night in 1982, when Comrade White diecide to "Go North". Rice was on duty with me that night, it was a damned good thing he was there that night. Do you remember that night, Donald? If you are out there in cyber-land somewhere, please let me hear from you "Hosehead", or any of you other JSA Troopers Mentioned above,I'd love to hear from any of you guys. Just in case anyone is interested, those of you that might remember CPT Stanley McCrystal, (JSA S-3), well, he's GENERAL McCrystal now. No one deserves it more. "That is All!".

Keywords: "In Front of Them All",CP1,MSR1,4P1,Monastery,Pack,Triplett,McCrystal,Hosehead,"Blast-off",Rice,Ring,Hargadon,Powell,Rivera,Milazzo,"ECHO LIMA DELTA","Evil Little Dwarf",Vlastos,Sarajian,Whitley.


Entry: 56898
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
JSA TOC JAN 81-JAN 82

WILLIAM SCHWEIZER wrote on April 29, 2006


City and State: FORKED RIVER

Unit: UNCSG-JSA H-S COMPANY S-3 SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Attention in the area!, Attention in the area! Will Sgt Ring report to the JSF arms room immediately. That is all. I sure wish I had a dollar for rvery time I had to make an announcement like that. I came upon this sight some time ago on someone else's computer. I finally got a computer of my own, so I thought I would put this little message in here to see if I get any response to it. I am quite surprized to see so few JSA entries. I've seen some entries from around the same time period that I was stationed at Camp Kittyhawk, but I don't recognize any of the names as being familiar to me. If you're out there anywhere "Hosehead", I'd sure love to hear from you. P.S. Capt McCrystal is now GENERAL McCrystal.

Keywords: Hosehead, Rice, Hargadon,Ring, Powell, Milazzo, Rivera,Hightower,Corley, McCrystal,Pack,Triplett,Osterloh,Ribaric,Vlastos, Alvord, CP1,MSR,Monastery


Entry: 56897
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
JSA TOC JAN 81-JAN 82

WILLIAM SCHWEIZER wrote on April 29, 2006


City and State: FORKED RIVER

Unit: UNCSG-JSA H-S COMPANY S-3 SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Attention in the area!, Attention in the area! Will Sgt Ring report to the JSF arms room immediately. That is all. I sure wish I had a dollar for rvery time I had to make an announcement like that. I came upon this sight some time ago on someone else's computer. I finally got a computer of my own, so I thought I would put this little message in here to see if I get any response to it. I am quite surprized to see so few JSA entries. I've seen some entries from around the same time period that I was stationed at Camp Kittyhawk, but I don't recognize any of the names as being familiar to me. If you're out there anywhere "Hosehead", I'd sure love to hear from you. P.S. Capt McCrystal is now GENERAL McCrystal.

Keywords: Hosehead, Rice, Hargadon,Ring, Powell, Milazzo, Rivera,Hightower,Corley, McCrystal,Pack,Triplett,Osterloh,Ribaric,Vlastos, Alvord, CP1,MSR,Monastery


Entry: 56839
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BUFFALO SOLDIER

ROBERT LA BONNE wrote on April 26, 2006


City and State: LAKEWORTH FL

Unit: 1/17 MECH .INF. CHANGE OF COLORS TO THE 5/20TH MEC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was in the 1/17th (M) infantry 1st Sgt called me Humper.I was north of the river for most of the time.Iwas a 11h but you know what happens in the 2nd I.D. What ever man when I was there it was a mess .DMZ duties , guard duties ,burnin shit in barrels. 128 remember. Well acouple of our fellow soldiers. My bro's are no longer with us. I have photos to share, many . some you guys would love to see.


Entry: 56730
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO TRACK MOM?

EUGENE BAKER wrote on April 19, 2006


City and State:

Unit: B CO 2ND AVN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: too many short times over nights but bluleshi still lives


Entry: 56699
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
17TH IR, 38TH IR FIREBASE 4P3 1981 1985

TIM SARLA wrote on April 16, 2006


City and State: KILLEEN TX

Unit: 9TH INFANTRY MANCHU

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: great site, hope it stays alive!

i have also been with the 17th infantry buffalos,
38th Infantry rock of the marne, and 1-4 FA on firebase 4p3. was inside the DMZ for 2 days during rice exchange in 1981, and responded to the firefight at panmunjam in
1985.
still love it there, good memories, better than i had here in the states. going back to visit.


Keywords:


Entry: 56676
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C CO. 1/9INF 1/506INF '87 TO '89

RICHARD REAGLE wrote on April 14, 2006


City and State: FENTON MI

Unit: C. CO. 1/9 INF AND 1/506 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: TRYING TO FIND OLD FRIENDS AMERICAN OR KOREAN WHO WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE OLD DAYS AND SOME OF THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD OVER THERE

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD REMEMBER ME OR ANYONE WHO JUST WAS THERE AT THAT TIME


Entry: 56642
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CSC 1ST 17TH (M) INF BUFFALOS E CO.

DARRELL REEPS wrote on April 12, 2006


City and State:

Unit: E CO. 1ST BN (M) 17TH INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: What a great site. Haven't seen many Buffalo's on here though. Didn't realize they had changed the name of our unit until reading this site, thanks. I served in the ROK from 84-85. Our unit rotated to the DMZ and spent 78 days during the summer up there. I was the commo chief for our unit and spent many nights on radio watch listening to the chatter. Would love to hear from any of the guys who I served with. Byrd, Williamson, Cooper, Jannings anyone. Thanks to all who serve and protect our country!

Keywords: Reaper, Camp Casy, Echo Niner!, Scunnion, CSC in the old days


Entry: 56605
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
SCOUTS/ CSC 1/506 CAMP GREAVES 89-90

JIM WALSH wrote on April 9, 2006


City and State: MALDEN MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone serve with/remember Scouts 1/506 at camp greaves? I was a scout sniper with CSC when it switched to HHC in 1990. Had some friends from Tow platoon; Sean Miller, Leif Eide.

Keywords: scouts, sniper, Palmer, Rawhead,TDC, I Tae Won, KATUSA


Entry: 56588
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1-72 ARMOR CAMP CASEY

JOE HARMAN wrote on April 8, 2006


City and State: CORVALLIS OR

Unit: A 1-72 ARMOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for folks that served with 1st Tank (1-72 Armor) and/or in the "Iron Brigade" at Camp Casey in 87 and 88. Also interested in accounts of hostile action (active and passive) during that time period both ROK, US and NKPA (due to the Olympics in 88).

Keywords: Campy Casey, Dragon Valley, Task Force Zolper, 1st Tank, Iron Brigade, Strike Force, Dragon Valley, Hostile Action.


Entry: 56499
DMZ 1980 TO 1989

C. N. wrote on April 2, 2006


City and State: SAN FRANCISCO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anybody serve in B Co. 1st/38th, Camp Hovey, S. Korea in 1985 to 1986?!

Keywords: 1st/38th, B co., 2nd plt., 4th sqd.




Entry: 56496
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DUD ROOM ENCOUNTER

MARCOS AVILA wrote on April 2, 2006


City and State: FONTANA CA

Unit: C 1/38 FA CAMP STANLEY 80/81

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: SEEKING BUDDIES WHO SERVED IN 1980/1981 WITH FIRST DOG BUTTS, CAPT. ROJAS, PVT KERN OR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN THE DUD ROOM FOR C CO 1/38 F.A CAMP STANLEY.

Keywords:


Entry: 56491
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BEAST MASTER

TREVOR LOWE wrote on April 1, 2006


City and State: EAU CLAIRE WI

Unit: 2ND PLATOON 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I WAS IN THE BIG STINK FOR 13 MO.I PUT DEMO ON THE BRIDGE IN THE WINTER OF 1984 IF HOLLYWOOD OR NILES ARE STILL ALIVE SEND MEESEGE STILL NUMBER 1! TO ME IF ANYONE HAS INFO ON THE 5-TON CALLED THE REEEPER I NEED HELP I AM APROUD MEMBER OF THE REEPER CLUB AND ONE OF THE FEW WHO CAN SAY I AM A MEMBER OF THE ONE AND ONLY PLATOON WHO SET THE RESPONSE RECORD TO FREEDOM BRIDGE ROCK RANGER GRAD DMZ DEMO MUDRATT TO ALL WHO GAVE THIERE ALL SALUTE

Keywords: CAMP GIANT MUNSN FREEDOM BRIDGE 2ND PLATOON


Entry: 56490
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP GIANT

TREVOR LOWE wrote on April 1, 2006


City and State: EAU CLAIRE WI

Unit: 2ND PLATOON 2ND ENG.

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: LEAD FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY

Keywords: camp giant freedom bridge platoon


Entry: 56423
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
D TROOP 4/7 CAV 1981-1982

RON WEAVER wrote on March 28, 2006


City and State: HARRISBURG PA

Unit: D TROOP 4/7 CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for others who served at Camp Stanton during the 1981-1982 time period. Who else recalls the AH-1G shot down in June/July 1981? Apparently the pilot and crew chief were "indulging" in illicit substances and strayed into the buffer zone. I was pretty new in country when this occurred so things are a little fuzzy regarding facts and details. I just know they were both out of country the next day, and heading back to the states.

Right around the same time, the shooting at Camp Casey's M16 range took place involving 2 U.S. soldiers shooting 4 or 5 other American fatally before finally being arrested by MP's.

I'll never forget the fire fight that took place on July 4, 1981. Apparently the NK forces decided to give us an exciting Independence Day! I remember listening to the ensuing exchange that took place before, during, and after loading and arming the Cobras on the Hot Pads so they could patrol just outside the Buffer Zone just in case ground support was needed. You had to love the alerts. Man it seemed like they took place at least weekly!

I was at Camp Stanton when the AH-1G Cobras were replaced in the Fall/Winter of 1981 and 1982 with the AH-1S birds. The transition from the G models is what prompted the move from Camp Stanton to Camp La Guardia. Apparently Camp Stanton being within mortar or artillery range made the brass in DC nervous.

I also won't forget the incident when I was flying front seat in an AH-1G when it returned to H112 on a precautionary. The way the engine kept losing flight RPM, I considered every conceivable way to duck my head between my knees just in case we landed hard. Something about the main rotor blade flexing and taking my head off at the shoulders caused some serious anxiety during the 10 minutes or so from the time the engine malfuction started at about 2000 feet several miles north of Camp Stanton until we made it safely back to H112.

Another interesting experience was during a night flight involving non-standard landings. Having flown these on a number of occasions just to get my flight hours in, I would occasionally fall asleep since other than the 2 pilots, I was usually the only other person in the back of the UH-1. Well this one night I awoke, disoriented and somewhat confused by what was taking place, I quickly realized we were skipping sideways down the runway. The anti-collision lights were acting like a timing light, and would capture the main rotor blade position in reference to the runway. I kid you not when I say there was only several inches between the end of the rotor blade and the runway during a couple of these skips. Assuming the rollover position, I could here the PIC screaming expletives at the younger pilot that he had the controls. Within seconds the aircraft was airborne, flying sideways until enough altitude was gained, at which point the PIC spun the front end around and safely recovered. This was the one time when the white knuckle and pucker factor were both experienced. This incident still gives me the goose bumps.

Anybody remember CW2 Priddy? An ex-Marine Cobra jockey, he took me up in an AH-1G one day. After we were out 15-20 minutes he mentioned to me that since he was the only pilot, knowing how to get a Cobra on the ground safely from the front seat was of paramount importance for my own survival. He spent about an hour working with me until I could descend to a very shaky and erratic hover at about 25-30 feet from the ground. Great guy! While we were out, we approached a ROK Hawk missile sight. After waving to the several ROK troops, he told to remove the gun sight unit from its stowed position, point the 7.62 MM gun at them and pull the trigger. At that particular moment I didn't appreciate his sense of humor. You can't imagine the look on the faces of the ROK soldiers as they hit the deck once the gun started to cycle. It didn't have any ammo going into it, but at the moment the weapon activated, the ROK soldiers didn't know that. He immediately backed down the mountain to avoid them getting our tail number and once we were clear, he just howled from the back seat.

Korea was definitely a dangerous yet exhilerating place to train. On another occasion while flying front seat in an AH-1G, with W1 George Graves, who was killed about 5 years ago in Germany during a training mission, we about ate the front end of an F14 or whatever type of fast mover was used in 1981. We were flying NOE around a mountain, when the fixed wing came out of nowhere from the opposite side of the same mountain. Good thing he pulled up, because at the speed he was moving, we wouldn't have had a chance.

Finally, who else was in country when Kim Il-Sung turned 70? For decades he promised he would drink tea in Seoul for his 70th birthday, and wouldn't you know it - he turned 70 in the Spring of 1982. The entire country was on full alert for several days it seems.

So where are guys like Steward Elder, Bobby Taylor, and so many others?

The only person I really stayed in touch with was my best friend Stacey Sargent. We served in Korea together and then at Fort Bragg. He was in the 5th SF Flight Detachment, while I was with D Co. 82nd CAB. Unfortunately Stacey passed away in 1995 from Hodgkins related cancer.


Keywords: Camp Stanton, Camp La Guardia, D Troop 4/7 Cav, UH-1 Buffer Zone Patrols, DMZ Fire Fights


Entry: 56362
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WARRIOR BASE 87-88

WILLIAM POQUETTE wrote on March 24, 2006


City and State: OAK GROVE KY

Unit: AMBULANCE PLT., D CO. 2ND MED, 2ND ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: As a medic in the Ambulance Plt., D comany, 2nd Med. I had the Honor of serving with every Unit that rotated to the Warrior Base, including the Marines. The Humvies had not arrived in country yet and most medics up there were stuck with the gamma goat (ambulance). Our mission was not to assist forward of the Warrior Base but we did it anyways because we had better ambulances (Dodge cammo). Evacuated soldiers from both guard posts and participated with QRF for PMJ meetings. Stuck out the cold and heat @ tent city, I loved the mission. The best people I ever served with.

Keywords: Wild Bill, Doc Poquette, Warrior Base, Camp Edwards West. Dustoff North, 1st Plt. K16 Air Base.


Entry: 56359
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DMZ MARINE (CORRECTION

TODD RUDAT wrote on March 24, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 1ST RADIO BN - DET 3

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: The previous post contains error, we were at 4P1 not 4P3. 4P1 being across from Warrior Base, not the live fire base of 4P3.

Keywords: 4P1


Entry: 56128
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DET3 DMZ MARINES WINTERS OF 87-88, 88-89, 89-90

TODD RUDAT wrote on March 6, 2006


City and State:

Unit: DETACHMENT 3, 1ST RADIO BN KMCAS HAWAII

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Hawaii Marines on the DMZ every winter from 87-90. HQ'd at Warrior Base or 4P3 each year. Love to hear from any of the old gang.

Keywords: Det-3, take two their small, CZ Lives, Warrior Base, 4P3, Papyungsan, Yeunchun, Munsan, KangHwado, HaeByungDae, Hawaii, Rag Bag, Kimchi Marines,


Entry: 55926
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP MERCER 44TH A CO

JOE SISINYAK wrote on February 23, 2006


City and State:

Unit: A CO, 44TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was at Mercer in A Company from 85-86 having a big time. Looking for any of my old running buddies?

Keywords:


Entry: 55665
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
SAW MONKHOUSE ON THIS

CAROL MONKHOUSE wrote on February 8, 2006


City and State: RR1TWEED ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 55655
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
D CO EM PLT 80-81 44 ENG

SAM BURRISS wrote on February 8, 2006


City and State:

Unit: D CO EM PLT 44TH ENGR BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS AT CAMP INDIAN FROM NOV 80
TO DEC 81


Keywords: CAMP INDIAN


Entry: 55601
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1ST BATT; 503RD INF; 2ND INF DIV - SERVED WITH GENERAL DAVID GRANGE

KATHY STEVENS wrote on February 7, 2006


City and State: WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hi,
I would like to get in touch with anyone who served with or under General Dave Grange when he commanded the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division (1987 I believe)

Hope he doesn't read this because I'm working on surprise project (belated christmas and birthday) for him and would like some input from anyone who served with him back then

Thanks for letting me post my request here and I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your service


Keywords: David Grange; 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division; 1987






Entry: 55557
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
TEAM REEM ADVANCE PARTY, RED PATCHERS, 3RD LSB 3RD FSSG LSE CO.

GREG BURT wrote on February 4, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 3RD LSB 3RD FSSG LSE CO.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Are You out there somewhere, love to hear from you.

Keywords: Ken Patch, Bob Stone, Casey Morgan, Many more cant remember names


Entry: 55549
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

LLOYD PARKER wrote on February 4, 2006


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: 3RD BDE HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS WHO WERE STATION IN KOREA
FROM 1983 TO 1985.3RD BDE HQ .


Keywords:


Entry: 55436
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
F CO 702ND MAINT BN 1980-81

HERBERT MITCHELL wrote on January 27, 2006


City and State: WINDSOR ME

Unit: F CO 702ND

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who may remember a motorpool incident involving a Katusa and a
wrecker winch.


Keywords: F Co Feb 1980- Feb1981


Entry: 55335
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP LIBERTY BELL 1988-1989

JEFF GILLASPIE wrote on January 23, 2006


City and State: CENTRALIA WA

Unit: A CO., 1/506TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for old buddies from 1988-1989 from Camp Liberty Bell.

Keywords: Gilly, scout/sniper, Tom White, Todd Pierson, Gregg Biggs, Lt. Chisolm


Entry: 55274
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CSC 1/9 INF SCOUTS 84-85

TOM ADAMS wrote on January 19, 2006


City and State: ROSWELL NM

Unit: CSC 1/9INF SCOUTS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any of you old Manchu's out there. Especially anyone from CSC 1/9 INF. Does anyone remember the rice exchange in Sep. 84? I'd like to see any photos taken during that time, if anyone would like to share. I have some. KEEP UP THE FIRE!

Keywords: Who remembers "UGLY"?


Entry: 55183
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
COPPERHEAD FIRST ROUND FIRED

KENNY WILSON JR. wrote on January 14, 2006


City and State:

Unit: B BATTERY 8/8FA FDC

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone rember firing the first copperhead round in Korea? early 1985. Still have your jacket? Rember Tommie Annal, Jim Diamond?

Keywords: Copperhead, FDC, Tom Annal, Jim Diamond, Camp Stanley, Heavy Metal Club



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