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Entry: 63675
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
TOMAHAWK

SAM BRADLEY wrote on January 3, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served as a Team Leader under SSG Girton (Pete Berthiaume was the other TL). Also served as APL under SSG Girton on the DMZ.


To all my fellow Soldiers...Tomahawk!


Keywords: SSG Jay Girton, Pete Berthiaume, Mike Gibson, Jeff Morrow, Dave Rose, JD McAdams, Jeff Johnson, Chris Mosby, Jerry Woods, Steve Flores, Donald Heine...

CP Hovey, Warrior Base, Guard Post Collier



Entry: 63662
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
TOMAHAWK 1/23 INFANTRY 1986-1987

TOM PHILLIPS wrote on January 2, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 1/23 INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for Eugene Oday, Ken Addams or Adams, David Noorlander, Tony Holoway, or any others in my unit.


Entry: 63645
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PLEASE PLEASE HELP LOOKING FOR MY DADDY

LINDA OH (TURNER) wrote on December 31, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for my father if anyone can remember him please let me know all that my mom hads told me about him is that his first name was Robert but everyone called him Bobby and that he might have been mixed with black and italian. I was told he was a U.P. on the base that I use to live near Bonguchan I think thats how it is spelled it has been closed for a while my mother said. He would have been there from 1983-84 or 1985 I dont know I was born in 1984 and moved to the United States in 1992. His name also starts with a D if any one can remeber him of his full name please respond I will be very very Thankful. I also know that the last place before my mom lost contact with him is that he was stationed at Fort Bennett, Georgia. And my mother's name is Myong Cha if that helps and she owned a little store in the village under the military base near the NCO club. Thanks you for your help.

Keywords: Robert D. Myong Cha Oh (mother) NCO Club little village below the base Bongulcha


Entry: 63430
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR 2ND ENGINEERS IN KOREA FROM 1967 TO 1970 - ANY COMPANY

PHIL STEWARD wrote on December 16, 2007


City and State: ROCK SPRING GA

Unit: 2ND ENGINEER BATTALION, 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Please contact me. I am looking for any and all former members of the 2nd Engineer Battalion from any Company who served in Korea at any time in 1967 thru 1969.

Several of your brothers are still fighting the effects of our time in Korea. We need photos, copies of Combat Pay orders, statements of duties of the 2nd Engineers who worked in and along the DMZ or who were in my Company, E Company (Float Bridge).

Right now I am working with several guys from 2nd Engineer Battalion who have multiple health issues as a direct result of exposure to Agent Orange. Yes guys, that stuff sprayed along the fence, around the guard towers and the Guard Posts and Out Posts we were building was the infamous Agent Orange. The stuff sprayed along the roads inside the Zone and around the bridgeheads at Freedom, Libby and the Spoonbill Bridges was Agent Orange. The stuff sprayed around our compounds to kill the brush and weeds was Agent Orange.

Even if you have not had any symtoms, like Diabetes, heart problems, a variety of different cancers, or any other health issues, we need to hear from you. And if you are fighting or have faught with VA for care and compensation for these health problems, we need to hear from you. And most importantly, if you had children conceived after your return from Korea who were born with birth defects, we need to hear from you. If you have been successful in winning a claim filed for Agent Orange poisoning or PTSD as a result of your service in Korea, it is very important for you to contact me.

Even though I am just a former Captain and Company Commander, I made a promise 40 years ago to stand up for my men and to back them in anything as long as they did what the officers and NCOs asked them to do. I take that promise very seriously and now, 40 years later, I will continue to back and stand up for our men. It is very important that I hear from you as soon as possible. For many of your brothers, the time could be very short, but they have families who will need help even if it is too late for the men themselves.

If you can and will help, please contact me at my email: pesteward@hotmail.com, or call me at (706) 996 - 4057.

Thank you.

Phil Steward (formerly known as the California Kid or Jeb to some)


Keywords: Imjin River, Spoonbill Bridge, River Police, River Patrol Boats, Camp Ethan Allen, Artillery Valley, Camp Peterson, DMZ, Barrier Fence, Minefields, Rome Plows, LTC Huber, 1stSGT Carl Ivey, Bridge truck fire at Spoonbill, Out Post, Guard Post, Ambush in DMZ October 1969, Camp Ethan Allen


Entry: 63401
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF THE WILD BUNCH FROM 85-86

RAYMOND MALLETT wrote on December 14, 2007


City and State: MCDONOUGH GA

Unit: A CO 1/31 INF WILD BUNCH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I STILL THINK ABOUT THOSE DAYS ON THE DMZ, AND ALL THE CRAZY SHIT WE DID. MISS YOU GUYS. BACK IN THE ARMY AT FT. CAMPBELL JUST GOT BACK FROM IRAQ NOT TO LONG AGO, IF ANYBODY GETS THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME. LEAVING FOR IRAQ AGAIN IN APRIL.

Keywords: PAZ, WILLIS, MANNY, PHILPOT, CONFER, FRANKS JR, OSBORN,KITCHEN, KOPERA, KOHL


Entry: 63387
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HELP ME FIND MY DADDY

LINDA (TURNER) OH wrote on December 13, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for my father if anyone can remember him please let me know all that my mom hads told me about him is that his first name was Robert but everyone called him Bobby and that he might have been mixed with black and italian. I was told he was a U.P. on the base that I use to live near Bonguchan I think thats how it is spelled it has been closed for a while my mother said. He would have been there from 1983-84 or 1985 I dont know I was born in 1984 and moved to the United States in 1992. His name also starts with a D if any one can remeber him of his full name please respond I will be very very Thankful. I also know that the last place before my mom lost contact with him is that he was stationed at Fort Bennett, Georgia. And my mother's name is Myong Cha if that helps and she owned a little store in the village under the military base near the NCO club. Thanks you for your help.

Keywords: Bobby, U.P., NCO Club, Myong cha(mother), Last stationed in Fort Bennett Georgia after leaving Korea


Entry: 63385
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR MY FATHER PLEASE HELP.

LINDA (TURNER) OH wrote on December 13, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for my father if anyone can remember him please let me know all that my mom hads told me about him is that his first name was Robert but everyone called him Bobby and that he might have been mixed with black and italian. I was told he was a U.P. on the base that I use to live near Bonguchan I think thats how it is spelled it has been closed for a while my mother said. He would have been there from 1983-84 or 1985 I dont know I was born in 1984 and moved to the United States in 1992. His name also starts with a D if any one can remeber him of his full name please respond I will be very very Thankful. I also know that the last place before my mom lost contact with him is that he was stationed at Fort Bennett, Georgia. And my mother's name is Myong Cha if that helps and she owned a little store in the village under the military base near the NCO club. Thanks you for your help.

Keywords: I am looking for my father if anyone can remember him please let me know all that my mom hads told me about him is that his first name was Robert but everyone called him Bobby and that he might have been mixed with black and italian. I was told he was a U.P. on the base that I use to live near Bonguchan I think thats how it is spelled it has been closed for a while my mother said. He would have been there from 1983-84 or 1985 I dont know I was born in 1984 and moved to the United States in 1992. His name also starts with a D if any one can remeber him of his full name please respond I will be very very Thankful. I also know that the last place before my mom lost contact with him is that he was stationed at Fort Bennett, Georgia. And my mother's name is Myong Cha if that helps and she owned a little store in the village under the military base near the NCO club. Thanks you for your help.


Entry: 63384
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1982 - 1983

DONALD MARSO wrote on December 13, 2007


City and State: MERRIMAC WI

Unit: 1/9TH 2ND INF DIV MANCHU

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Keep Up The Fire


Entry: 63291
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C COMPANY, 1/9TH 2ND ID, FB-4P1

JOSE PACHECO wrote on December 4, 2007


City and State: MOSQUERO NM

Unit: C CO.1ST BN. 9TH INF 2ND ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello to all.
Great site.
I was 2nd Sqd 2nd Plt Charlie 1-9 from Feb 86 to March of 87.
If any of you remember me then you probably remember Mosher. We've kinda kept in touch. Mo, if you see this, call. Everyone else Keep up the Fire, MANCHU!


Keywords: C co 1\9 inf, manchu, Keep up the fire


Entry: 63290
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C COMPANY, 1/9TH 2ND ID, FB-4P1

JOSE PACHECO wrote on December 4, 2007


City and State: MOSQUERO NM

Unit: 2/2PLT. C CO. 1ST BN. 9TH INF.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: C company, 1/9th 2nd ID, FB-4P1
Do you remember Top? I forgot his name.
Kyle Mosher is living in Indiana. Do you remember him?
Yes I do remember moving and it sucked to be taken out of our homes and put in with the "ordinaries" down in Greaves.


Keywords: C company 1/9th 2nd ID, FB-4P1, Manchu, Keep up the fire


Entry: 63212
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ATRP 4/7 CAV 86-87,1ST TANK SCT 88-90, AND 2ND TANK SCT 99-00

MARK SMENNER wrote on November 28, 2007


City and State:

Unit: A TRP 4/7 CAV, HHC 1/72 SCT PLT, HHC 2/72 SCT/HQ P

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any old Friends or Family from Cp Garry Owen,Cp Casey,and Cp Jackson or VFW Members from Freedom Bridge Memorial Post 9985. DMZ-87 and 89. Team Sprit 87,89.
I'm retired and doing fine. Give me a E-mail to talk about old times or swap pictures. There's nothing like an old Year Book. The times spent in Korea had it's ups and downs, But I had lots of fun looking back at it now.


Keywords: Camp Garry Owen A Trp 4/7 CAV 86-87, Camp Casey HHC 1/72 AR 88-90,7-89 Camp Jackson PLDC, Camp Casey HHC 2/72 AR 99-00,VFW Member Freedom Bridge Memorial Post 9985, 99-00.


Entry: 63067
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MADDOG PLATOON 82-83

DENNIS NEASE wrote on November 17, 2007


City and State: CENTREVILLE VA

Unit: JSA 2ND PLT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for any JSA 2nd Plt maddogs that served between 82-83 that were with me on that night we were fired up by the ROKs,remember Lim C.H.

Keywords: Mercer, Jarems, Gdula,Blackledge, Lim C.H.Aug 83 defection,Ambush Of 2nd Plt


Entry: 62888
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1506INF 89--90

GARY SIMMONS wrote on November 8, 2007


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: hey here we are 17years later i have only found 2 looking for spc jones from detroitor cpl franklinif yall are out there run me aline .wire dogs .and we can not forget when thedallas cowboy chear learders,came

Keywords: dmz mission cold tripsdown range


Entry: 62734
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
23 INFANTRY FT LEWIS-KOREA

EUGENE HUFFORD wrote on October 25, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 1-23 INF AND 1-503

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Cohort unit in 82 at Lewis.Rotated to Korea 84-85 then back to Lewis-back to Korea 86-87

Keywords: sfc heller,sgt henderson,sgt johnson cpl awad,cpl phopakade




Entry: 62718
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1ST TANK - SCOUT PLATOON 84-85

DENNIS MANCUSO wrote on October 24, 2007


City and State:

Unit: SCOUT PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for members of scout Platoon, 1st Tank. 84-85

Keywords: 1st Tank, the hill, scout Platoon, romjon rangers, the hammer


Entry: 62482
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1/15TH CAMP STANLEY 82-83 SERVICE BATTERY

TONY HOLLAND wrote on October 2, 2007


City and State: DOTHAN AL

Unit: 1/15TH FIELD ARTILLERY CAMP STANLEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone from 1/15th Field Artillery at Camp Stanley, Korea from 82-83. I was the XO of the Service battery (Lt Holland). Served Jun-Jul '82 on DMZ at Camp Oullette. Night Hawks...Raise Up!! Airborne!!

Keywords:


Entry: 62436
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WAS THERE 1982-83

RICKY HOULTZHOUSER wrote on September 27, 2007


City and State: HOUSTON MN

Unit: HHC 3RD BDE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: It was really interesting. And really serious duty.

Keywords: Col. Crysel Ltc Jeffcoat Sgt Townes Sgt Selsor
Msg. Mack Sgt Anderson Cpt Hines Maj Peterson



Entry: 62383
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
JSA 2ND PLATOON 81-82

DENNIS NEASE wrote on September 22, 2007


City and State: CENTREVILLE VA

Unit: JSA UNCSG-JSA 2ND PLTOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who was in my platoon, 2nd platoon mad dogs JSA DMZ KOREA 1981-1982. Oh yea I saw PFC White as he was pulled into the KPA bunker the morning he defected. I was working in Panmunjom, that miserable morning, and no one wants to know what our orders were that early A.M.

Keywords: Geeker


Entry: 62319
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
NEED YOUR HELP

BERTHA JOHNSON (GRIPP) wrote on September 17, 2007


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 2222ND TRANSPORATION COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone that might remember me being in Korea for the month of March 1987. I really need your help. I was, also, known as Bertha and my maiden name is Johnson. I am married now. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for helping me.

Sincerely,
Betty M Gripp


Keywords: I was, also, known as Bertha and my maiden name is Johnson. I am married now. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Entry: 62177
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO. 1/9TH MAY 86-JUN 87

DON SHELNUTT wrote on September 5, 2007


City and State: BACLIFF TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Arrived in May 86 straight out of boot. Served as radio operator for one of the twin lt.s at Camp Grieves, forgot their names.
Truly best of times.
Keep up the Fire MANCHU.


Keywords: B Co. 1/9th Camp Grieves Radio Operator Twin 2nd Lt.s


Entry: 61922
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HEY WILDBUNCH

RICHARD DORSEY wrote on August 10, 2007


City and State: JEFFERSON HILLS PA

Unit: ACO 1/31

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: i am looking for anyone who remembers Garbageman..ha ha I was in the Mortar Plt. also I was one of the 5 aces as we called ourselves we did alot of patrol work in the DMZ also proudly served under Col Orndorf( he gave us the nickname)we had a great bunck there


Entry: 61872
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO LIBERTY BELL 79-80

ROBERT BUSHNELL wrote on August 5, 2007


City and State: LOCKPORT LA

Unit: ACO 1/9 INF. 2ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was roommate with Mac and Bear of Wpns Plt
not to many days go by i do not thing of you guys
those were the good times.


Keywords: Bushnell- TOW section leader
Liberty Bell



Entry: 61789
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C COMPANY 1/31ST (M) INF BN-CP HOWZE

BILL CROGHAN wrote on July 28, 2007


City and State: CARTER LAKE IA

Unit: C CO 1/31ST

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was with C Co 1/31st 80/81 at Camp Howze. I was involved in the firefight at GP Ouelette and served at the
South Barrier Fence. We were on the backside of Howze, up and over the hill. Was a killer up that hill, I remember lost friends, SP4 Cude, SGT Schlecht, lost during Team Spirit. I spoke with Thomas Shutts family, he died of cancer 2 years ago. AM looking for
SP4 Soochan Hwangpo, Dave Read, Black, Dugan, Ferguson, SSG Crotts, SGT Murphy. Anyone involved in the firefight on GP Ouelette on 15 May get in touch with me. Take Care Legionaires....


Keywords:


Entry: 61748
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WAS ANYONE HERE?? A/CO 1ST AND 35 INFANTRY KOREA MARCH 1980>>>

COLLEEN SMITH wrote on July 26, 2007


City and State: BURLINGTON MA

Unit: A/CO 1ST AND 35TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: PLS IF ANYONE WAS HERE,,,PLEASE CONTACT ME, THE GOV. IS TRYIN TO SAY THAT THIS TRAINIG NEVER TOOK PLACE???YET THERE ARE VETS TRYIN TO GET BENEFITS AND CAN'T, BECUZ THE GOV SAYS THEY DIDIDNT EXSIST..VERY SAD, WHEN THESE MEN FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND NOW CAN'T GET ANY BENEFOTS FOR DOING SO!!! IF ANYONE HAS ANY IFO OR WAS THERE AT THIS TIME OR KNOWS ANYONE WHO WAS PLSSSSSSS RESPOND....THANK YOU FOR TAKIN THE TIME TO READ THIS....

Keywords: sgT hAGGERTY, dmz Training Excersize, Korea MArch 1980



Entry: 61431
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HHC BN COMMO 1/31 85-86

ANDY KEMP wrote on June 26, 2007


City and State: WEATHERFORD TX

Unit: HHC 1/31ST

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm glad LTC White was on our side, the bastard was one mean mother. If you've still got your yearbook I'm the one with "hello I'm bigfoot" caption. Long 16 months for me thanks to extention for ETS. Nice little 'ville in the vally where the first Chosen Emperor was born... hated doing the BN death runs every month and the forced marches. Nothing better to do in the middle of the winter than getting up every thre hours to start the tracks and trucks so they wouldn't freeze solid. Helping to replace all the WD1 in Collier was a stone cold itch as well as replacing the rectifier for the ship to shore searchlight. Arrived from the turtle farm and dumped on the Z at Warrior base, left a bit wiser to the world. Good thing because 17 years later I ended up in downtown An Nasiriyah in a mobile shooting war and survived along with all my troops.

Keywords: SPC Bothel CPL Whitmire Sgt Lee CPL Sun MSG Henry Patton 1/31st SP5 Casley


Entry: 61270
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WAR PIGS

DAVID CAIN wrote on June 10, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone remember working the daytime op shack, the one with the long range binos and camaras?

Keywords: Radar site 1,2,3, 1982, observation post


Entry: 61243
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
SEARCHING FOR FRIENDS HHQ 44TH 86

KEVIN MCSWAIN wrote on June 7, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in commo HHQ Co 44th 86-87. Mr. Lee ran the commo shop if I remember correctly. Any of my old friends still around (Adam Frye, Levi Robancho, Bob Haggert, Kim Jang Ha)?

kjmac3@yahoo.com


Keywords: Frye, Kim Jang Ha, Robancho, Haggert


Entry: 61229
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BLUE ANGEL CLUB

DENNY ESTRADA wrote on June 6, 2007


City and State: MIRA LOMA CA

Unit: C CO 1/31 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Does anybody know the real names of Miss Piggy, Miss Penguin? Did they ever get married? Just curious.

Keywords: Camp Howze
Blue Angel Club
Miss Piggy



Entry: 61164
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP BONIFAS 85-86/ CLAIM

MICHELLE GATZ wrote on May 31, 2007


City and State: GRANITE FALLS MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to help a veteran who was at Camp Bonifas with a claim. Is there anyone who remembers or was part of the body exchange? Also does anyone remember the body that head was cut off during that time period? Also he said someone took pictures of the body. Any help out there would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Camp Bonifas, Panmunjon, PFC White


Entry: 61137
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP GARRY OWEN 5/17 CAV

R. GARVI JR. wrote on May 29, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Any fellow cav's from the old garry owen when it was 5/17 instead of 4/7? The lucky guys got to go to camp mobile up tong du chon outside of division, we got stuck at this pos camp, w quansets and not much of anything else. Nightmare range, multi purpose range course (mprc), team spirit...and the clubs downrange, (romance? paradise?) They get hardship pay there now, we were on a 7 day duty week...sucked bad. had fun w/y'all. we kept each other sane.

Keywords: outfront, csm russel, mobile, nightmare, mprc, 5/17


Entry: 61076
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ASCOM CITY BOOK

TIM NORRIS wrote on May 24, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 249TH MP DETACHMENT ASCOM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for support to add to my website www.nandupress.com to update Ascom City Map. If interested, new book Seasons in the Kingdom about village life between GIs and Koreans.

Keywords: Seasons in the Kingdom, Ascom City, Sin-Chon, Business Girls, Korea, Eighth Army Stockade, nandu press, Tim Norris


Entry: 60890
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
TEAM SPIRIT 86-87

CATHY TIPTON wrote on May 5, 2007


City and State: SACTO CA

Unit: B CO 2ND MED CAMP CASEY TURTLE FARM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My previous post was asking for help with with Joint Fld exercise. It was "Team Spirit". That was driving me crazy.
I am looking for Sue King. She was my buddy in country. She had 3 boys at home in the states.
Looking for any of the flight crews that rotated up from K16 Seoul Airbase. I married of them Hugh Rawls.
Looking for Barbara my roomate in the barracks.I cannot remember her last name. Her husbands name is Warren and she was from TN or Rhode Island. I think her hubby was stationed at Ft. Campbell.


Keywords: Susan Lynn King (from Ohio) fellow medic, chogie boy on the moped brought potstickers to the barracks. I have photo's of the ugly green barracks, Monsoon rains, the vill, TDC, I worked at the turtle farm and tested incoming soldiers for AIDS. I drew your blood and reviewed your medical records.


Entry: 60889
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 2ND MED 86-87 ON THE HILL

CATHY TIPTON wrote on May 5, 2007


City and State: SACTO CA

Unit: B CO 2ND MED CAMP CASEY KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for my long lost friends from Camp Casey 1986-1987. We drank heavily in the Vill at the Firefly which was a hole in the wall club. I have great photo's. I cannot remember the name of the annual joint field exercise everyone went out on. Help me out.

Keywords: TDC, Sue Lynn King (fellow medic), Firefly club, the kettle, 2nd Med, UH60 Blackhawk, Dust Off, Turtle Farm, NCO club, CWO Ryan Newman, K16, CWO Brian Moore.


Entry: 60858
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
44TH ENG BAT CCO 2ND PL 86-87

MARK DAVIS wrote on May 2, 2007


City and State: GAHANNA OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY ONE THAT WAS THERE, I LIVED IN THE NEW BARACKS, VISTED THE GREENHOUSE IN THE VILL', HAD FUN IN ITAEWON. EMAIL DAVISM77MC@HOTMAIL.COM

Keywords:


Entry: 60711
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MEMORIES OF K16 AND ITAEWON

RILEY TURNER wrote on April 18, 2007


City and State: MUSCLE SHOALS AL

Unit: 377 MED COM (AA) DUSTOFF K16 AIRBASE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Man, I don't know where to begin. It's wierd . . . about every 5
or six years I start thinking about my tour of duty in Korea and
I get all nostalgic. I was there from November 1988 -
November 1989. Does anybody remember the MTV Club in
Itaewon? I spent many a night there. I was in flight ops at
K16 airbase. But when I first got in country, my unit was in the
field, just south of the DMZ. So for almost two weeks, I hung
out with some cook named Tony who showed me the ropes.
He took me to Itaewon for the first time - and all that that
entails! From that point on, I went to "the Won" every
weekend until I left country. Needless to say, I left the ROK
without a dime in my pocket!

Does anyone remember the name of the "vil" across the
highway from the K-16 Airbase? I spent a lot of nights there
too. There was a little club we would go to . . . and we would
all get up and do some kind of weird line-dance every time
they would play "Takin' Care of Business." I can't remember
all the names of the guys I hung out with. I do remember Jim
Broin, cause we went through AIT, Korea, and Fort Polk
together. Other names I remember are: Wolford, Rita Rae
Hettinger, SSG Biggers, SFC Boggs, Major Agosta, CPT
Sargent, Parshay.

If any of this rings a bell, email me.


Keywords: K-16, Itaewon, Blackhawk, Flight Operations, Won, Vil


Entry: 60668
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
VERIFYING DMZ STORIES

DAVID SMITH wrote on April 14, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hello,

First, let me thank you all for your service while deployed on the DMZ. I am doing some research for a school project and an aquaintence of mine has been telling me about his DMZ experiences from the mid-1980's. He was in the US Army Military Police, regularly stationed at Scolfield Barracks, HI. I believe 1st Brigade? He was sent to the DMZ twice during that time.

I hate to sound like I don't believe everything he's shared, but thought this might be a good place to see if the stories sound realistic. I do question some of them. He has stated that he would regularly drop from helicopters into some of the tunnel systems in the DMZ area and makes it sound like he was engaging N. Korean soldiers while crawling through these tunnels. Two things come to mind. As an MP, is it likely he was repelling from helicopters as a normal duty. Also, I think there were only 2-3 tunnels discovered by that time and they would have been guarded much like today. I believe they even give tours now to one or two.

I'm not trying to discredit the guy, but I need to know if I can count on his honesty before using his information. Any help on what an MP's duties were during that time would be helpful!

Best Regards,
David


Keywords: MP, Military Police, DMZ, US Army


Entry: 60660
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C 2/23 INF REG.

KENNETH POTTER wrote on April 13, 2007


City and State: LAWRENCE MA

Unit: C 2/23 INF REG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: HELLO I AM FINE 84-85 C 2/23 INF REG


Entry: 60574
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
JSA, JSF CO., CAMP KITTYHAWK, DMZ

MELVIN CANTY wrote on April 6, 2007


City and State: STERLING HEIGHTS MI

Unit: JSA, JSF CO., CAMP KITTYHAWK, DMZ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The Infantry assigned to Joint Security Force (JSF) Co., Camp KittyHawk served for ONE YEAR on the DMZ. Once there, we stayed for the entire tour. All Infantry and "Combat Arms" MOS's were posted for ONE YEAR on the DMZ.

The exception to this fact was "Warrior Base" used by 2nd INF. DIV. units from TDC. These Units did the 90 days on the DMZ.


Keywords: MSR, KPA, KATUSA, "down range", QRF site, 4PAPA1, JSF Co., "IN FRONT OF THEM ALL", 1/9 th INF., Camp Liberty Bell, Check Point 4, Guard Posts Collier and Ollet, Rice and Mine Fields. Infantry posing as MP's


Entry: 60359
DMZ 1980 TO 1989

JIMMY SMITH wrote on March 15, 2007


City and State:

Unit: C BTRY 1ST BN 15TH FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in charlie battery from 1979 to 1980, also looking for anyone who knows sgt. Leandrew Hughey who was at camp pellham 1987 to 1988

Keywords: SMITTY


Entry: 60354
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1/17TH INFANTRY (BUFFALLO) 1983-84 -- 1/31ST INFANTRY (1986)

DAVID FIELDS wrote on March 14, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 1/17 INF AND 1/31 INF (1983 AND 1986)

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: 1/17 Inf. CSC company 1983-84
1/31 Inf. E company 1986
God Bless the Infantry!


Keywords:


Entry: 60351
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS... OH MY!

DAVID FIELDS wrote on March 14, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 1/31ST INFRANTRY 1986 (DMZ SNIPER)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey Guys,

I saw the Tigers first hand, without a doubt (3 Tigers). In 1986 about a month into our DMZ tour, the patrols were comming back with rumors of Tiger sitings. Everyone was very much on edge as the rumors spread. (I personally thought it was Bull$#%$). But then, One night, while me and my team were on "observer" duty on one of the two Guard posts inside the Z (using the TOW weapon systems Night Vision scope)... a Patrol came into the Guard post (around 2am?) (we had to open the front gate... and as they came in, they were nervous that they think that they saw multiple tigers. (we said Bull#$%^).

But then a few minutes later, one of my men manning the night vision, said "I SEE'em". I said Bull@#$%... LET ME SEE.

I personally looked through the Night vision scope and SAW 3 Tigers right outside the back fence of the Guard post... As many of you know, the Guard posts are very small, so the Tigers were maybe 30-40 Meters away from us at best!

and looking at something that close through TOW's night vision scope... it was very clear as to what we were looking at. We watched them for quite a while, as they were hanging around the kitchen (fence behind the kitchen)... just lurking. They smelled the food.

We reported it to our Battallion commander, and were instructed never to mention it again under threat of a court marshall (well they can't court marshal me now :) Yes, there are Tigers in the DMZ.

When we got back to Garrison, I went to the library and found that Tigers are native to the DMZ area... we were really jumpy for the rest of the tour.

But being good Infantry solders, we chanted (in a whisper), LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY!
... while on patrol.

During that same DMZ tour (warm months of 1986), I witnessed a big explosion in the Mine field at the Entrance to the DMZ. Around 3am... right behind us... we called the QRF and they were there in about 10 minutes... possible infiltration?


Keywords:


Entry: 60349
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP PELHAM

JIM KEITHLEY SR. wrote on March 14, 2007


City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: MP CO (PLATOON)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey great site. Looking for Ponesa or Parker or anyone else from Camp Pelham anyone know what happened to Lt. Cheyney or Sgt Hoar?

Great times and tense mission .. loved it!


Keywords: Keithley MP pelham


Entry: 60224
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO., 102ND MI BN

CARMELO CENTENO wrote on March 5, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just remembering the good ole days I spent up on the DMZ with my fellow 102nd MI brothers. We were the true DMZ Police...30 days on 3 days off when the weather permitted. Not to knock on our infantry and field artillery brethren, but they went home after their 90 day stunt, we saw them come and go as the DMZ was our home. I sometimes wonder what ever happened to SGT Edwards, SGT Beard, SGT James, my driver SP4 Paxson, PFC Carrington, and the rest of our DMZ family who I have forgotten their names but not their faces. I hope that you are all doing okay and that God has taken care of you all. Hope that we can meet again one day!

Keywords: Guard Post Ouellete, Guard Post Collier, Radar Site 4
"This is not the end of the world, but you can see it from here."



Entry: 60071
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ACO. 44TH ENGR BN CBT. HVY 1986/87

STEVE JAKUBOWSKI wrote on February 19, 2007


City and State: HOLLAND OH

Unit: ACO. 44TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: hello to all, i was at camp mercer near kimpo airport from 1986 -87. i
was a machinist 44E at Aco 44th 3rd shop. the time i was there, there was
a field artillery unit or hawk missle unit, can't remember which. our
barracks was almost next to the broken heart water tower. i am looking
for a good friend spc. jeff hephner. lots of fun there, getting an overnight
pass and going to itwon. working with the katusa's we also had a lot of
civlians working at the shop. my email. ski41@sbcglobal.net we also had
Bco. at 2nd ID, it was a rock quarry unit that had the rock crushers, we
use to haul the conveyers to the field,i also had the batmobile, which was
a mobile machine shop. take care all.


Keywords: nickname, jake


Entry: 60033
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP PHELAM KOREA 85 - 86

SETH FULLER wrote on February 15, 2007


City and State: RICHARDSON TX

Unit: E CO. 2ND ID, 2ND ENGR. BAT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I enjoyed my time in Korea. I really grew up there. I was a boat operator for E Co 2nd Engr Battalion, 2nd ID. We briged the Imjim river many times. I still remember the sirens going off in the middle of the night and 2:00 am musters. I was stationed at Camp Phelam in October of 85 through 86. I would enjoy hearing from any one out there stationed around this time.

Keywords: River Rats!


Entry: 59922
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP JACKSON / SERE SCHOOL

DANIEL PRYOR wrote on February 5, 2007


City and State:

Unit: C BTRY 8/8 FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was looking through my photo's from Korea the other day and found my group shots from PLDC IN 1989 Camp Jackson. We were some young hard chargin pups then. Sure would be nice to hear from anyone that was there. I also was looking around and found my paper work from SERE school in 1989. What a treat that experience was. That school sure taught me a few lessons I will never forget. If anyone remembers these same times drop me a line it would be nice to talk to fellow vets who shared these experiences, and remember "second to none" is not a motto, but an attitude for life; because if you served with the 2ID you truly are "second to none" and this will forever be because we were the guns of the DMZ!

Keywords: PLDC , SERE


Entry: 59920
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO. 1/9 INF 1985-1986

BRUCE BAILEY wrote on February 5, 2007


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Glad I found this site. Have not heard the name Sonny Huerta in over 20 years. He was my roomate with Doc Wall, and my Commo partner. I remember him coming back to the barracks from downrange with leather riding outfits custom made for when he got home to his Hog. I'm riding an FLH now since 93 and a Shovelhead prior to that. I'm lookin at the book from back then...Christ we were young.
Broke my back in a jump on Fryar DZ and got out in 87. I remember how frigin cold it was in the winter (although its -18f outside right now as I write this). I've got a picture of Sonny and I sittin in a freakin foxhole we dug in the frozen ground shortly after getting there. Softball pics from on the JSA LZ. And the Chorwon Valley escapade! Collier and Oulette and patrols in the Z.
Liberty Bell was annexed to JSA and is now East Bonifas I think. Good and...interesting memories.
Keep up the fire Manchus.


Keywords: A1/9, 3/75, 2AD


Entry: 59894
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A COMPANY 1ST 9TH 1984-1985

KEVIN CONNOR wrote on February 2, 2007


City and State: FORT WORTH TX

Unit: A CO 1ST 9TH 2ND PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey guys looking for all the Manchus that were in Korea in Dec 1984- Nov 1985. Been takling to staff sargent John Mills and Sunny Huerta . Looking to see how many of us can get together and shoot the shit.
" KEEP UP THE FIRE"
"MANCHU"


Keywords:


Entry: 59881
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP MARKET 80'A

DOUG GASH wrote on February 1, 2007


City and State: COLUMBUS GA

Unit: 55TH MP COMPANY, CAMP MARKET.KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from any one in served with the 55 MP Company.In the early 80s.

Keywords: SFC STORMS,SFC PUGH,SSG LESZEK


Entry: 59845
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
OOOH OOH THAT SMELL

JOHN RICHARDSON SR. wrote on January 30, 2007


City and State: SOUTHAMPTON NJ

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my son found this site for me. it seems when i tell the storys people look at me like im making them up.now i have proof.was at camp pelham, sonjari. crazy days and even crazier nights.was a boat operator in 81-82. among other things, would love to go back one more time and play for a weekend. hard to remember the names, jeff myers david merz, purcell. myers was from burnsville min.merz e.st.louis, and purcell from michigan. i remember we had a truck go over an 80 ft. cliff and had to guard it all night cold and scared. turtle traps and yobos haha. quanson huts and monsoon season . anybody seen my shower shoes.

Keywords: battles



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