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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


Entry: 59825
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR MY BROTHER VETERANS

DANIEL PRYOR wrote on January 28, 2007


City and State:

Unit: C BTRY 8/8 FA CAMP STANLEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking to hear from brothers I served with. Miss all you guys. I served with C BTRY 8/8 FA from March 1989 - June 1990 TOP GUN and SHOW GUN on 4P3 two tours. If you were there drop me a line. Yes!! I remember the thunder run when I first got in country. I would love to here from Sgt. Stratton, Spc. Froneberger, Sgt. Knight, and all who were there. Remember them speed balls from the "D" and the middle of the night alert sirens...fun times. WHO WANTS TO GO TO THE CA'MONA CLUB. Let's not forget CHICKEN MA just outside the gate; I would have starved without that place..spent my money on OB and JUNGLE JUICE..Thanks for the credit MA!!

Keywords: TOP GUN - DMZ - 4P3 - SPECIAL WEAPONS


Entry: 59623
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR 1SG NICKY R BERLIN HHC 2X CAMP CASEY

JAMES AVILES wrote on January 16, 2007


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit: HHC 2X 2ND INF DIV CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: looking for 1sg nicky r. berlin who was 1sg for hhc 2nd inf div camp casey korea apo sf 96224 in 1980 thru 1982
top i need your help. i know u still remember me. you put
2 flashlights on my lawnmower with tape and told me i had headlight while on extra duty, which i pulled quite a bit
as a result of me being a knuckle head. hope to hear fm ya. brother aviles


Keywords:


Entry: 59504
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RADAR SITE #4 80-84

G.D. TAYLOR wrote on January 7, 2007


City and State:

Unit: E BTRY 25TH FA (TA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just throwing out an updated e-mail address, guess we are the end of this experience since all but a handfull of US troops are gone from the Z. Kind of funny all these messages have different names for the same places, sorta explains why D-TOC and Eighth Army have such a hard time recalling the various events along the Z - hidden from the world since day one, how can all those logs (Co BN BRG DIV) not be available for FOI inspection. The information requested is written down somewhere, at least that is why I thought we wrote it down every single hour of every single day!?!

Keywords: Sites 4,7,12, and 13 A Co 1/9 Inf


Entry: 59443
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
EXPENDABLE

GLENN FRAZIER wrote on January 1, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 2/17FA SPECIAL WEAPONS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: im writing this because i am fighting a battle with VA over a post tramtic stress disorder problem.the problem is they know i was there but they want an incident.anyone there knows the whole tour was an incident.im truely sick to my stomach about the bull^%$ and we lived while there.why is it VA demands such incidences ,we were there and left a big part of ourselves and they still cover up the deaths of U.S and civilians,im sick of it.i need you guys that was there to email me with your storys of what it was like exspecially in 77-79.things like the cold, the mine fields , the infiltrators,missions nsent on unarmed,im told this is my last chance,come on VETERANS help me

Keywords: radar 4papa1 A.J.JOHNSON camp pelham 77-79


Entry: 59324
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ACO 1/9 INF. CAMP LIBERTY BELL FEB. 84 THRU FEB. 85

MATTHEW PRITCHARD wrote on October 22, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone who served in infantry COHORD unit 82 Mar thru 85 Mar. 82 thru 84 Ft Ord and Feb84 thru Feb 85 Camp Liberty Bell. Would be intresting to her from anyone who was thier with me.

Keywords: Aco. 1/9 inf korea. Fort ord Ca. Basic Fort Knox


Entry: 59309
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MINEFIELD IN THE IMJIN AND RIOTS IN SEOUL

JOE HARMAN wrote on October 21, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in 1-72 Armor in 87 and 88. I am looking for soldiers who were part of an operation to remove a minefield that was put into the Imjin by the NKPA in November/December of 1987. This was a Battalion sized operation where we overwatched the engineers as they removed the minefield and other obstacles (they blew the mines and dragons teeth up) from the river. It was a hostile act and I am trying to fill in the blanks.

Also looking for soldiers who witnessed the riots in Seoul in October/November 87 when the ROK police and Army got into it with protestors and suspected NKPA spec ops.


Keywords: Korea 86 and 87.


Entry: 59238
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
HHC 1/506TH {MOTOR POOL}

BYRON MORRIS wrote on October 17, 2006


City and State: BRISTOL TN

Unit: HHC 1BN 506TH INF CAMP GREAVES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just want to hey to all that where there in the pool from aug 87 to nov 88, and especially to all the good times we had down range in sonjuri. and hats off to all that are there now . CURRAHEE

Keywords:


Entry: 59175
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 102 MI BN

KEITH FINK wrote on October 11, 2006


City and State:

Unit: B CO 102 MI BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in Korea 1981/82 I spent most of my time on the Z at radar site 1 and both of the guard post. We started taking this little radar set, an/pps-15 on patrol with the grunts. What a bith that was humping that thing all over the Z. Then when I moved up to Radar site 7? We took the pps-5 on mobile sites up in the Chorwan? valley. A couple time we almost got shot by some ROK. but it was a blast. I was on patrol the night that PFC White defected. anyone got any info on that? " first to know first to go" Our co was Cpt Custer what a great CO we got some prick after him.

Keywords: GSR RAdar site 1 and 7 Guard post Oulette patrols


Entry: 59079
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR MY TURTLE

REUBEN MARTINEZ wrote on September 30, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for my own personal Turtle or anyone who is willing to act as my Turtle. Actually looking for PFC Nippie One. He knows who he is. I was assigned to Camp Stanley (HHB DIVARTY) from 1980 to 1981. Spent some time in Cheju-Do, at Santa Barbara and on the Unit Police Force. Eventually got the message (at Forth Hood) and transfered to the Air Force where I retired. Lots of fond memories of Stanley though. The most popular song was "One way ticket to the Moon" and the title fit where we were. You could hear it at any club in town, ten times or more a night. Only those that were there believe it. I've been called a liar one time too many telling Camp Stanley stories. We had no women in the 2nd Infantry except two or three at TDC, and some in the Transportation unit (also at TDC). When I got back to the Turtle Farm in 1981, women were just begining to be stationed there, but that's another story. I took my first wife there and we lived outside the main gate until my daughter was born. There were only two amrican women on Stanley (My wife and another wife) and they would close the gym for them in the morning so they could shower. When m y daughter was born I was ordered to move to Oui Jong Bu where we shared a "Western Style" apartment with a couple from Camp Red Cloud. "When I die I'll go to heaven...cause I already spent my time at Stanley". You guys know the word that goes there. Second To None!!!

Keywords: Camp Stanley, Unit Police, Commo Platoon, HHB Divarty, Tae Kwon Do


Entry: 59021
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKIG FOR RADIO PLT.MBRSC.CO.102ND M.I. BN.

ADAM BATES wrote on September 25, 2006


City and State: ORANGE TX

Unit: C.CO.102ND M.I.BN. 2ND I.D.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello, just found this great site. I served 4 tours in Korea,from feb84 until august87.I was a member of the radio platoon,C.CO.102ND M.I.BN. 2ND I.D. These we're the best years out of 10 yrs that i spent in the Army.It was , as many people posted on here the best place to soldier in the Army.I am searching for any former members that was with that unit or other units that i may have been co-located with or attached to. I ran the Retrans teams for the BN.I started out a Pfc, then Sp4, acting Sgt and finally Sgt.My team did the first airmobile insertion the bn. ever did. i believe in 84/85, from Camp Hovey firing range to ,i believe hill832 in the chorwon valley.(that was many combat bottles of soju ago).Our LtCOL Rode with us and the aviation W.O."s piloting the blackhawk had to punch the load (jeep and trailer) from about 4' off the surface of that hilltop l.z. due turbulance. it blew out 2 tires on the jeep and almost bounced off the side of hill 832.We we're often co-located with other retrans teams of the 4/7cav,1/23inf and 1/38inf.anyone remember those cold frozen nights on those hills? We also of course supported the M.I.Linguists/D.F. guys in A.CO. And the radar site guys in B.CO. Anybody remember that hellacious road(path) up to CASEY 39er,we occaisinally sat up site right below the top.I remember a few times going up that hill in the snow and mud with 4 tire chains on the jeep,pulling a heavy trailer,plastic doors removed in case we had to bail out,redlining the tach all the way.more than once we would round one of those hairpin "s" curves and side swipe "audishi" coming down on his "kimchi cadillac" with twigs and shit stacked about 20' high and about as wide. ah!the memories. also the ratt mission deployed to the dmz for one of those rice exchanges between the north and south. remember standing in line at the chow hall and having propaganda leaflets fall like confetti from the sky.our katusa was lee yong won with those b.c.g's on his head. about 15%of our platoon fell out puking on some of those p.t.runs after staying up almost all night partying and then having to run behind one of those johnny on the spot trucks. i have a lot of pics and memories.my best partner sp4 cameron,last seen him as a e-6 at bragg, if any of ya'll remember the times e-mail me.

Keywords: AIRMOBILE RETRANS,RADIO PLATOON,ROLL HER OVER ZUKE, CAMERON.SLICKY MOUNTAIN,RATT PLATOON,MCCLAIN,HOOTCH BEHIND HOVEY CHICKEN.


Entry: 58981
DMZ 1980 TO 1989

ROYCE WILLIAMS wrote on September 22, 2006


City and State: FRANKFORT IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 1/38th infrantry c. company nightfighters, looking for anyone who was in my platoon,, especially woody, negron, barrios, padua.


Entry: 58979
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP GARRY OWEN - YONG JU GOL

KEITH IRIS JR. wrote on September 22, 2006


City and State: WI

Unit: HHT 4/7TH CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: An extended tour in the ROK, '83-84, spent plenty of time down range and down in I Tae Won. Quite the time, way too much trouble to get into. Actually have some interesting pictures from those days, brings back the memories. Any others from HHT 4/7th out there?

Keywords: Yong Ju Gol, Garry Owen, 4/7th Cav, Chinju Club


Entry: 58964
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO.1/31 [M] INF. CAMP HOWZE 84-86

RAYMOND WHITE SR. wrote on September 20, 2006


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Any one who served with A Co. 1/31 camp howze 1984-86 I would like to hear from you.I was in Sfc Spencers Platoon. The platoon leader was 2nd Lt.Nasoncik,Its been so long I have forgotten most of the names but will never forget the faces and the times we shared good and bad.I will never forget the village and the partying we did. I dont mind forgetting the field and the cold and miserable heat.
I wish I would have been a little more mature back then so I could have enjoyed the culture more,all I wanted to do was get the hell out of thre the whole time I was over there,so I probly missed out on a lot.
There is one thing for sure thou I didnt miss out on the getting drunk and raising hell down range.I thout I was going to die after the first time I drank some of that imbolmbing fluid they called beer,lord that took some getting use to.But seriously though I hope we served a purpose over there because we went through some stuff,most of the people I tell about what all we did think I am makeing it up, I would like to see them try it and then hear what they have to say.Look anyone who served with me I would really love to hear from you.
Raymond White


Keywords:
Wild Bunch,Bongilchon,OB Beer,SOJU,Ginro,Mockly,



Entry: 58912
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PROBABLY LAST CALL FOR OUR MOST IMPORTANT REUNION EVER

MICHAEL D. WITMER wrote on September 16, 2006


City and State: LANCASTER PA

Unit: 1/15 FA, 2ID, 1973

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I urge all Korea DMZ vets to check the website:
www.koreaatourofduty.org
for info on this reunion, and attend if possible; it's important to all of us!


Keywords: DMZ Vets, Korea a Tour of Duty Reunion, Nov.9,10,11,12, 2006, Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C.


Entry: 58893
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WING CHARIET PHASE THREE!

LEE MONTOYA wrote on September 14, 2006


City and State: AURORA CO

Unit: DELTA BATTERY 2/61 ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was very hard work and difficult at times. Serving in S. Korea tought me more about being human than any other place I have been. Would not trade the experiance. Clear the skies Dogs of War!

Keywords: Hope some day to see my old friends again. Simms Baba, Double B, Night Train, Porta Jew, Raggs, Barney Rebbel, Head Apo, and all my Scoshe Chingos Aka Katusa's. And Much More. Don't forget the Girls at Romance Club, Niagara and about ten other I only heard About.Hehe


Entry: 58886
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ACO. 1/31 MEC. INF.2ND ID CAMP HOWZE

RAYMOND WHITE SR. wrote on September 14, 2006


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: 1ST /31ST [M] INF.2ND. ID CAMP HOWZE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone from A Company 1/31 Legionaires [WILD BUNC
Chain of Command:Capt.?????,1st.SgtVavosa,Sgt.Spencer,Sgt.Tores


Its over 20 yrs now and lord knows if there are any of us left , but if there are I would love to here from you.when I think back on my tour in korea I sometimes forget just how hard it was. Hard really isnt the word its more like pure hell when i remember all those freezeing nights and miserable schorching hot days tromping around in thoes stinking rice paddies and running up and down that mountain at camp howze.I think the friends i made over there were the best ive ever had and ill never forget the times we shared good and bad.Korea was the turning point in life for me. I thought if i could survive that i could probly surive anything.I really appreciated and respected the men i served with and if any of you get this message i would like to hear from you.I still remember the smells over there sometimes ill get a wiff of somethine an it takes me back to walking through the village drinking and raising hell it seems just like yesterday and then it seems like it was just a dream.I cant think of anything i would like to do more than to go back and spend one weekend down range with the wild bunch.may god bless you all.

EX-Spec. 4 White,Raymond M


Keywords: soju, jinro, OB Beer, yangigo, sangari, bongilchon,VD
Miss Piggy,Team Spirit, Warrior Base, Guard Post Olett



Entry: 58827
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ANYONE FROM CAMP PELHAM A BTRY 2/17 FA 1980-1983

RICK MITCHELL SR. wrote on September 9, 2006


City and State: CA

Unit: A BTRY 2/17 FA.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: JUST LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM A BTRY 2/17 FA. 1980-1983


Entry: 58823
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MANCHU'S, GREAVES, CSC 1/9TH, 83-84. WHAT HAPPENED IN THE

CHANDLER DELAMETTER wrote on September 9, 2006


City and State: ASHEVILLE NC

Unit: CSC, 1/9TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Who can tell me about what exactly happened in December of 1983? I was part of the night observation team at GP Ouelette when the North Koreans came over, or did they? Unfortunatly, the ANTAS-4 we were using kept having problems with its cooling bottles, so only parts of the night we could observe what was happening. I have had some conflicting info, and it has been so long ago, that I start questioning myself on what happened. Who can refresh my memory? I do remember seeing a QRF team spread eagle on the frozen rice paddies, lots of night allum, shots fired(QRF only?), something(one?) flying through the air by the lake, something(one?)cooling down while watching through the ANTAS-4, and body bags. I also remember Capt. Bonn (who unfortunatly died recently) saying in formation we would not receive CIB's, but what was the specific reason why. Does anyone remember the specifics? I looked back on these entries, and noticed the Ralph Darrow wanted to know too. Ralph if you read this I e-mailed you and hope your old e-address is still the same. If not, then e-mail me.

Keywords: Nichname: Del. GP Ouelette, MDL, Mad Jack, Capt. Bonn, James V. Smith, Frank Taylor, Richard Reinsmith, Lee and Salvus, Ralph Darrow


Entry: 58771
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PEW DOG!

BRETT PEW wrote on September 7, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 4/7 CAV D TROOP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I need to find John Connor--I served with him on the DMZ around '86 to '88 (Man, it's been along time). Anyone else...wish I could remember(Bennett, Sharky...can't seem to remember) Anyway---Connor saved my life and I never really got to thank him. John, I named my son after you: His name is Connor and he's going to turn four years old next month. Thanks.

Brett "Pew Dog" Pew


Keywords: Pew Dog


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:



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