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Entry: 26880
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
HQS KMAG, 1958-1959

PAUL DEAN JONES wrote on July 11, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: KENTON TN

Unit: SIGNAL SECTION, HQS KMAG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Just hoping to hear from old friends who served in Hqs KMAG during 1958-1959. My full name is Paul Dean Jones

Keywords: Unit basketball team


Entry: 26671
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
BATTLEFIELD COMMISION 13-18 JULY 1953 SERVING WITH ROK CAPTIOL DIV ON BLOODY RIDGE AND STEEL RID

JOHN R. CARPENTER wrote on July 1, 2002


City and State: LA MESA CA

Unit: ROK CAP, IX CORP JULY 1953

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Subj: Korean War 1953 Bloody Ridge

I am researching combat action between the dates of 20 June 1953 to about 27 July 1953 by an American Provisional AA Battery on Bloody Ridge. Bloody Ridge was then controlled by the ROK Capitol Division on the left flank of the Kumsong salient in the ROK IX Corp area during the last Chinese military offensive.
PLEASE NOTE: This unit was under the direct control of 8th Army Command.

This Provisional Anti-Aircraft (AA) Battery was in support of the ROK Capitol Division just behind the main line of resistance in a bunker complex near a small airfield being constructed. They were testing battlefield radar in conjunction with AA weapons for groundfire against expected enemy action. Provisions to keep the equipment and operators out of enemy hands if over run had been made.

This group had come from Germany (most voluntered from the 26th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division and were at Erlangen before they shipped out) to combat test the battlefield radar and had entered the line in Korea on 15 May 1953. During the ChinCom offensive, and for about 14 days they were surrounded. This group of 28 American and some 180-190 ROK troops held off or interdicted several enemy Divisions. Only 14 Americans and less than 100 ROK survived this bloody battle in the bunker complex.

Cpl. (acting Sgt.) Richard L. Carpenter was given a battlefield promotion by radio to 2nd Lt. (and as a ROK Major) shortly after the group was isolated and cutoff on the third day after all above him were killed or seriously wounded. He rejected twice the enemy's offer of surrender and provided a forward communications to interdict enemy movement and resupply.

Second Lt. Carpenter repeatedly rebuilt the automatic weapons knocked out of action from parts, maintained radio contact with 8th Army Command, provided interdiction information and helped keep most of the battlefield radar units operational for most of the battle.
Even though wounded, he managed to maintain his position against several strong enemy attacks severely crippling enemy action and movement in the area along Bloody Ridge and the valley it overlooked. Only 14 of the 28 Americans survived after being reinforced by elements of the ROK 6th Infantry Division on the right flank then from elements of the 17th Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division from the left flank in the afternoon of 20 July 1953. This area was not secure until 24 June 1953.

Because the battlefield radar was rated "Top Secret" and the end of the hostilities not much has been documented on this action. The radar units in combination with .50 calibre (12.7 mm) machine guns (later dismounted) and 40 mm anti aircraft guns (knocked out early) disrupted many of the enemy attacks while they were forming up and attacking at night. Radio contact and observation of the valley roads at night by radar allowed friendly artillery to concentrate on the enemy supply and logestic units. This severely hindered the major enemy push. Air drops of batteries, medicine and ammo helped maintain the position.

The ChinCom wanted this position and the equipment it contained. They were attacked by Chinese field artillery and heavy artillery, bombed and straffed by Migs at least three times and assaulted by enemy ground troops repeatedly. Three offers of surrender were offered to the defenders. At least three major human wave attacks got close enough to engage in grenade and hand to hand combat. Artillery and automatic weapon fire aided by radar broke up most of the attacks before they could close.

Richard Carpenter is my father and I am slowly documenting the actions of his unit by historical records. As a side note, my father also engaged in long range sniping at distances of up to 2,500 yards (2280 meters) which took out several Chineese officers including at least one high ranking officer who had six body guards. This was done with a 32x power rifle scope drilled and tapped into a .50 calibre (12.7 mm) machine gun that was fired single shot.

Sincerely,

John R. Carpenter
5850 Yorkshire Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91942-2821
(619) 466-5735


Keywords: Bloody Ridge, Kumsong Salient,Steel line, ROK Capitol Division, Top Secret Battlefield Radar (in 1953!)
28 came from Erlangen, Germany 14 went home.
Battlefield commission to 2nd Lt - Richard Carpenter by radio by 8th Army Command
Quad 50, Twin 40s, Radar, Sniping with a .50



Entry: 26662
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
RADIO OPERATOR W/2ND ROK DIV. 51 TO 53

DONALD COPELAND wrote on July 1, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: BANKS OR

Unit: KMAG 2ND ROK DIV. KUMWHA VALLEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'll never forget the cold winters. Never been that cold in my life. I'd be pleased if anyone that was stationed in that area at that time would drop me a line. '52 to '53 with the 2nd ROK Division in the Kumwha Valley

Keywords: I was a CW operator at Division HQ for several months and then transferred to regiment with a Major Galer,don't know if I spelled his name right. He was the advisor to the Korean Colonel, commander of the Korean regiment.


Entry: 26563
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG(DET.L)1958-1959

BOBBY BROWN wrote on June 26, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: ASP AND 83RD ORD.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served in korea from 1958-1959,during that time i was stationed at an ammo supply point that got infiltrated and blown up,later i was transferred to the 83rd ord.battalion 12 miles from seoul.any one have any info on these 2 units?it would sure do me a lot of good if i could contact somone from either of these units.thank you

Keywords: capt.ceasar, pfc leon d.shed,sp4 snider mail clerk


Entry: 26506
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
ARTHUR MORNEWECK

ARTHUR L. (ART) MORNEWECK wrote on June 24, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MI

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Trying to find any one that served in Taegu,Korea
from September 1945 to March 1946
185th Infantry Company B
We were the first Americans that the Koreans
ever seen. We were given M.P. Helmets, M.P. Arm
Bands, and 45 caliber revolvers and we worked
with the Korean Police


Keywords:


Entry: 26396
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG DET I CHEJU-DO ISLAND 1955-1956

ALLEN L. HALL wrote on June 19, 2002


City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit: KMAG DET I 8202AU CHEJU DO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The KMAG DET on Cheju Do was deactivated 12-55. I was sent to Det B near Chun Chon. Three day each week from Jan-56 to May-56 I drove the US Mail over Jackass Pass down through Kun do ree valley and up to Det C near Ku me lee.

Keywords: I was a Postal Clerk on Cheju do Island, TDY from HQ KMAG Seoul 3-55 to 12-55


Entry: 26237
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
RUBY KMAG

BILLY BURMAN wrote on June 13, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served as radio operator for regimental advisor--28th reg---9th Rok Div. 1952---1953. Would like to hear from others attached to 9th rok during this period. Thanks---

Keywords: Kumhwa Valley area White horse Rok Div.


Entry: 25816
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
ROK ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL

PAUL A. LIGOR SR. wrote on May 27, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: HYANNIS MA

Unit: DET 14 (PROV) 8202D AU

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: It would be nice to have a KMAG reunion somwhere.

Keywords:


Entry: 25394
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG.MOTOR.POOL.PUSAN

DONALD ROY BROWN wrote on May 12, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST HAVEN CT

Unit: KMAG.MOTOR.POOL.PUSAN.53..54

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I.am.new.to.the.computer.but.i.cannot.wait.to.hear.from.my.old.friends..Sgt.Don.Brown.Still.alive

Keywords: Vic.From.Penn.Veron.Graham.Calif.


Entry: 25369
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
PORK CHOP HILL 1953

MAYLEN C. MADSEN SR. wrote on May 10, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST JORDAN UT

Unit: KMAG 20TH ROK DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for Armor Personal attached to KMAG 1953
Leonard Hutching, Richard Nail and Victor Kelly


Keywords: Punch Bowl Area 1953


Entry: 24883
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
6TH ROK DIVISION

WILLIAM (BILL) EVERETT wrote on April 22, 2002


City and State: GA

Unit: KMAG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served with the 6th ROK division from July 1950 until December 1950. With KMAG from June 1949 until June 1951.

Keywords:


Entry: 23853
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
PUSAN 1947-1948 101ST INFANTRY

VICKIE KENENDY BONHAM wrote on March 11, 2002


City and State:

Unit: FATHER'S UNIT 101ST INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in Pusan 1947-1948, under Dean and MacArthur.

Keywords:


Entry: 23548
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG ENGINEERS

ALFRED M. (PETE) PETROFSKY wrote on February 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN RAFAEL CA

Unit: KMAG-ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was in Pusan from Jun 52 to Jan 53.
Went to HQ in Taegu from Jan 53 to Jun 53.
Assigned to Engineers Section as Asst S-5 (Construction) Very interesting to be one of only three 2nd Lt in an outfit with 150 or so COL/LTC.
T/O position was Advisor to 1701st Engr. Utility Bn, who were the post engineers for rear area.
In Pusan oversaw construction of 1801 Engr. Service Group base. Built with unit training for first four Const. Bns. for ROKA.201,202,203,and 205. No 204, 4 was bad luck number. Would like to find Cpl. Tom Riley (Reilly?) who designed the house for GEN Ryan at Taegu compound. Happy to hear from anyone else from that time.


Keywords: KMAG Rear-Pusan, HQ Engineers,


Entry: 22243
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
DET 'C' KMAG '59-60'

LOREN COCHELL wrote on January 12, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for information on where I can find a map
showing the area where Det "C" was. Know it was in
III ROK and (Spell) Ku Ma Lee is the way I pronounce it. Was in north and east portion near
DMZ. Remember was 50 miles or so from Chun Chon.
Near east coast.


Keywords: KMAG Det "C"


Entry: 20857
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG G2

ROD VAN AUSDALL wrote on November 21, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: G2 KMAG / HID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Worked as Irregular Forces Analyst, Senior Advisor to ROK Intelligence School and ROK CIA (Gen Kim) forerunner and political analyst (we were short on people so wore a number of hats - didn`t we all?)

Short assignment to 51st CID Seoul - other time at Taegu and some activity at Little Chicago.

Ring a bell with anybody?


Keywords: G2 KMAG Intelligence Operations Advisor ROK CIA Forerunner Korean Intelligence School


Entry: 20642
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
NAVY ATCU-100A 1968-1970

DICK HERBSTRUTH wrote on November 14, 2001


City and State: KLAMATH FALLS OR

Unit: NAVCOMSTAPHIL ATCU-100A

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: ATCU-100A was an air transportable communications unit air lifted from the Naval Communications Station at San Miguel, Phillipines, and was set up in the Yongson compound. The unit assisted COMNAVFORKOREA with communications immediately after the capture of the USS Pueblo by the North Koreans. I was an ET1 (electronics tech. first class) attached to the unit along with 14 other personnel. Anyone with the unit, please contact me. I am especially looking for ET3 James Devine.

Keywords: USS Pueblo


Entry: 20276
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
DET C III ROK CORP. 1/54 -1.55

BOB HAGIN wrote on October 31, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: MARTINEZ CA

Unit: DET. C KMAG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for others who served in Det C. with the III ROK Corp. I found Howard Schlesinger on this site. Anybody else? I was signal corp clerk.

Keywords:


Entry: 19234
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
8TH ROK DIVISION 1953-1954

ARNOLDO D. GUTIERREZ wrote on September 5, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAREDO TX

Unit: 8TH ROK DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My father is a veteran of the Korian Conflict. Served in the KMAG 8th ROK Div. from 1953-1954. Very interested in communicating with follow brother that served together. Brotherhood and friendship insured that we all came home. Thing that happen many years ago can never be forgotten and this is what make us brother forever.

Keywords: Clarance Crushack, Gordan Camper, William L. Carlyle. Under General Maxwell Taylor and General Lovesnes


Entry: 19184
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
CRYPTO GROUP - KMAG HQTRS - 1954

CARROL GLANVILLE wrote on September 4, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SCOTT CITY KS

Unit: SIGNAL SECTION - CRYPTO GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Leon Audino, Johnson, Jenkins

Keywords:


Entry: 19183
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
CRYPTO GROUP - KMAG HQTRS - 1954

CARROL GLANVILLE wrote on September 4, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SCOTT CITY KS

Unit: SIGNAL SECTION - CRYPTO GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 19032
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
MCINTIRE 1951-52

JIM MCINTIRE wrote on August 29, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My late father, Captain James L. McIntire, served with KMAG between 1951-52.

He said he spent the entire time working with a Korean Army Engineer Battalion, principally involved in road and bridge along the eastern coast of Korea, but also involved in combat support. The unit is unknown.

I'd love to hear from anyone who served with my father, then or at other times (World War II - Europe, or Vietnam).


Keywords: combat engineer


Entry: 18665
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
LT COL KIM JIN HA MD SERIAL #7

FRED BERG wrote on August 13, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: FULTON IL

Unit: KMAG US ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE CORP

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a 2cnd Lt in I Rok Corp in 1953 and worked with Col Kim Jin Ha ROK Army and I have always wondered what happened to him or how one would be able to find him. Also interested in going back to Korea next year where does one find info on the various programs for veterans to revisit korea? Thanks Fred Berg

Keywords:


Entry: 18632
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
LT. COL. ISAAC ALBERT GATLIN

MARCUS GATLIN wrote on August 12, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: KATY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Lt. Col. I.A. Gatlin was military advisor to the 9th RoK Division from 1950 to 1952. I would like any information on his ervice there jf possible and anyone who knew him. He is now deceased and buried in Ft. Smith National Cemetery.
Thanks,
Mark


Keywords: 9th rok division


Entry: 18626
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
NJ 8075 20TH AGL

ED LUBOWOCKI wrote on August 12, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: 8075 20TH AGL NJ

Unit: 8075 20TH AGL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I goofed on my last post. A senior moment.

It was the Yangue Resevior.

Ed Lubowicki


Keywords: 8075th 20th agl


Entry: 18625
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
OPERATION RAT TRAP 8075 20TH AGL

EDWARD F. LUBOWICKI wrote on August 12, 2001


City and State: SOMERSET NJ

Unit: 8075 20TH AGL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was the operation Rat Trap really what we were told it was, or was it getting the Divisions near the southwestern part of Korea, to jump off if we were going to invade China. Interesting isn't it?

I'd like to hear comments about that.

The other comment I would like to make, how about the KMAG majors, (don't remember their names) who put up each other for commandations? These same majors just sat on their ass and didn't do a thing.

This has been on my mind for the last 50 years.


Keywords: With 8th ROK Division at the Tague Resevior. Moved to west and then south with operation rat trap.


Entry: 18285
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
FRIENDS OF HERBERT E JOSEPH -FORT BENNING 1947-1950

ALICE JOSEPH wrote on July 27, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for army pals for my dad ... Herbert E. Joseph ..who was station at Fort Benning 1947-1950

Keywords:


Entry: 16798
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG L949-51

WILLIAM J. MAHONEY wrote on May 27, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: SANTA FE NM

Unit: KMAG/ WONJU, KOREA, 6THROK DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served with Maj. Greenwood 49-51 Wonju,Korea in peace time.

Keywords:


Entry: 16543
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG 1949-1950

RONALD A. JONES wrote on May 13, 2001


City and State: ENTERPRISE AL

Unit: RETIRED USA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My number 2 son married a girl who is 1/2 Korean. My daughter-in-law's stateside father was a Robert Lee Meyers or Meyhes and possibly Lehmeyer or LeMier.

In 1949 he was assigned to KMAG in Seoul. He was a LTC. Mija's mother worked as a waitress at the Chosen Hotel.

LTC Meyers lived close to the Washington, DC area. He was married and had a child. LTC Meyers did send baby clothes and diapers thru a military friend, but no letters.

Mija's only wants to meet the 1/2 sibling. We would like to help if a reunion is possible. LTC Meyers has probably gone on by now. Thanks for anything you can do. Don't let the spirit of the American fighting men of the Korean War era die.

Thanks again, Ron Jones


Keywords: H Co,15th Inf, 3rd Inf Div Apr 53 - Feb 54


Entry: 16227
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG -- 1952-54

STEPHEN WILLIAMS wrote on May 2, 2001


City and State: CARY NC

Unit: 7TH ARMD. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to locate Whitley from Texas;
Prosser from Boston.


Keywords: Nickname: Willie


Entry: 15686
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG HEADQUARTERS BLDG.

BEN DENISON wrote on March 29, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit: KMAG HEADQUARTERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to find a photograph(s) of the Taegu KMAG Headquarters building circa 1952 or earlier. I understand it had previously been a Presbyterian Hospital. It was torn down in 1967 and has been replaced by a high rise.
Sure would like to find pictures of the front and other views. As I remember there was a gate and brick walls in the front.Thanks for any info.



Keywords: Vanier, Boreishe, Kelly, Weinstein, Martin, Luce,


Entry: 15605
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
20TH ROK DIV EARLY 1953

MAYLEN C. MADSEN SR. wrote on March 25, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST JORDAN UT

Unit: KMAG 20TH ROK DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am attempting to locate a Lt. Col. Wm Sessoms or Sessions. Advisor to Col. Lee, ROK 20th Div Feb. and Mar. 1953

Keywords: Punch Bowl Area 1953


Entry: 15104
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
AG SEC KMAG HQS

HARRY P. PAK wrote on February 19, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: FL

Unit: AG SEC KMAG HQS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was the Morning Report clerk from June 1953 to Sept 1954. I kept in touch with several of my co-workers at Hqs. But lost contact with several of them.

Keywords:


Entry: 14931
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
JOHN CLARKE - RAT KILLER

CHARLES A. STEPAN wrote on February 11, 2001


City and State: YOUNGSTOWN OH

Unit: KMAG

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: For John Clarke's message board re "Rat Killer"
11/15/98 (Inquiry) It was called "Operation Rat Killer, designed by Van Fleet to drive the bugouts of the North Korean Army out of the hills they ran into after the 8th Army broke out of the Pusan Perimeter and MacArthur invaded north of them. It went to hell around Nonsan when the ROK units split on a roadway that encircled the town and went in both directions. Of course when they met on the other side they shot the hell out of each other and that was the end of Operation Rat Killer. It was the end of '51. I was there.
chisholmranger@aol.com


Keywords:


Entry: 14770
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG-8039TH AU

SANDY CONNOLLY wrote on February 2, 2001


City and State: BROOKFIELD CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: FATHER, JAMES J. STAHLEY,CPRL, PASSED AWAY IN DECEMBER. NEVER SPOKE MUCH OF WHAT WENT ON IN KOREA. ANYONE WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THIS OUTFIT IN 1953-1954 WHO CAN TELL ME ANYTHING SO WE HAVE A HISTORY OF MY DAD'S LIFE, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. PLEASE E-MAIL ME. THANKS
DAUGHTER SANDY


Keywords: KMAG-8039TH AU. I BELIVE THIS WAS A MASH UNIT? ALSO HAVE THE #1825. SOMEWHERE IN KOREA.


Entry: 14583
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG MPS AT NONSAN

DONALD R. CANADA wrote on January 25, 2001


City and State: ANDERSON CA

Unit: KMAG MP UNIT?

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for anyone who may remember me from the anti-communist POW camp which was about a quarter mile from the village of Nonsan. I was there for only about three or four months when I was sent to Koje-do. I believe the unit I was assigned to at Nonsan was a KMAG unit but after fourty seven years, I can't remember. Would like to hear from anyone who might have done duty there. I remember we had several prisoners who were fifteen years and younger.

Keywords: Anti-communist POW camp Nonsan, South Korea


Entry: 14361
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NEEDING

ALLAN T. MURRAY wrote on January 17, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: HEALESVILLE VI

Unit: UN PLATOON 8TH US ARMY HONOR GUARD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: as a member of the Australian Korea Veterans ASSOCIATION,AND A PARTNER IN THE 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE, I am trying to put together part of my uniform for remembrance parades and need an 8th Army shoulder patch and honor guard heading over the patch, please advise how to get above.

Also please be advised the above e-mail supercedes to which you have been sending the news letter, by the way well done guy's. Allan


Keywords: EX British Soldier, now in Australia


Entry: 14022
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG HQTER 11/58-11/59

JOHNNY WHITE wrote on January 2, 2001


City and State: SHELBY TWP MI

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for spl annci from new york and charley
harper from texas. played on fastbpitch softball
team. i was a catcher, anci was shortstop and
harper was pitcher.


Keywords: worked for the adjutant general at kmag headquarter


Entry: 14021
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG HQTER 11/58-11/59

JOHNNY WHITE wrote on January 2, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 13533
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LOOKING FOR ARMOR OFFICERS

MAYLEN C. MADSEN wrote on December 8, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST JORDAN U

Unit: KMAG 20TH ROK DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for: Leonard B. Hutchings, Capt.
Richard T. Nail, First Lt.
Victor B. Kelly, First Lt.


Keywords: Punch Bowl Area 1953


Entry: 12658
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
FIND KMAG ARMOR

MAYLEN C. MADSEN SR. wrote on October 31, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST JORDAN UT

Unit: KMAG 20TH ROK DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for the wounded Armor Officer 20th rok div result of incoming artillary. March 1953, Did you make it?

Keywords: Punch Bowl Area 1953


Entry: 12379
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
TONY KMAG REUNITED

ALLAN W. (AL) AHLBERG wrote on October 16, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: BARRINGTON RI

Unit: 12TH ROK DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: With the help of a comrade, he has located a dozen of our war buddies from 50 years ago. We are looped in via computers, scanners and printers exchanging pictures and memories. Anyone from the 12th ROK email or phone me and get in on the reunion to be. We were all radio operators and/or switchboard operators and crypto operators. A "tight" group, to say the least.


Keywords: East coast of Korea near the Punchbowl and Lukes Castle.


Entry: 12180
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HISTORY OF UNIT

EDWARD POLANSKLI wrote on October 6, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: WALLINGFORD CT

Unit: 2ND INF DIV KMAG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for history of this unit, what was its mission, etc

Keywords: KMAG


Entry: 12084
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG WONJU, KOREA

LARRY CASTLEMAN wrote on October 1, 2000


City and State: DOTHAN AL

Unit: DET L, KMAG, WONJU, KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for a KMAG patch, must inlcude the separate patch that has the letters KMAG and was sewed under the KMAG patch.

Served 1962-63.


Keywords:


Entry: 11236
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG HEADQUARTERS 68-69 YONGSON COMPOUND SEOUL

JIM (BLUEMOON) CANTWELL wrote on August 23, 2000


City and State: UNION BEACH NJ

Unit: HEADQUARTERS CO KMAG YONGSON COMPOUND SEOUL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hoping to find Bob Sinesi, Joe Cosgrove and
Larry Holtzapple and about 100 other great guys
that I can't remember their names. I know 30 years is a long time bit I hope to hear from someone. Thanks


Keywords: I was a clerk in Personnel Aug68-Sep69. Use to
sing Blue Moon on way back from the Ville thru
the Honor Guard barracks.



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KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG DETACHMENT 'G'

DAVID (TIGER) RUHLMAN wrote on August 19, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: CANANDAIGUA NY

Unit: KMAG DETACHMENT 'G'

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone with information on KMAG Detachment "G" 1957-58. Looking for John Mullholand,

Keywords: I worked in the dispensary detachment "G" Taejon
Worked under Captains Damm, M.D.,and Captain Stanton, M.D.



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KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG HISTORY

FRANK A. IMPARATO wrote on June 23, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: DOWNINGTOWN PA

Unit: KMAG I ROK CORPS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: In my message 20337 dated 2000-05-25, Subject: KMAG Info, I mentioned a book on KMAG titled: Military Advisors in Korea: KMAG In Peace And War.I finally received this book and worth while reading, giving the history of KMAG. I am not going to try to describe what it details. But, one thing it did note that KMAG as we always see as Korean Military Advisory Group has been used erroneously. The official entity is called the United States Military Advisory Group to the Republic of Korea (KMAG). Also, at first, KMAG was considered administrative. But, in January 1951, under General Walker (8th Army), it became an intergal part of the 8th Army. Just a few notes of interest. Perhaps some of you know this, but maybe thre are a number that do not. Take care. Frank

Keywords: See my message 20337 dated 2000-05-25


Entry: 9204
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG HQ 66-69

MIKE KELLY wrote on June 6, 2000


City and State: LUNENBURG MA

Unit: KMAG HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: KMAG HQ

Keywords:


Entry: 8911
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
KMAG INFO

FRANK A. IMPARATO wrote on May 25, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: DOWNINGTOWN PA

Unit: KMAG I ROK CORPS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: KMAG Info for those looking fro KMAG patches. Use web site: www.saundersinsignia.com. They have all military patches, stripes, you name it. Also, any one care to read a book on KMAG entitled:Military Advisors in Korea:KMAG In War and Peace by Maj Robert Swayer Use web site:service@barnesandnoble.com Click on "out of Print" cost is 24.00. Hope this will help KMAG Advisors.

Keywords: RA Army US 8th ARMY, KMAG Advisor to I ROK Corps from April 1952 to Feb. 1953


Entry: 8484
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
PERSONS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF GALE COLLIER KMAG 1949-53 MEDIC

ANGIE SHOOK wrote on May 6, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: SPARTANBURG SC

Unit: PMAG AND KMAG

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS OR E-MAIL OR PHONE.

THANK YOU,
ANGIE SHOOK


Keywords: MY UNCLE GALE COLLIER SERVED WITH PMAG AND LATTER KMAG FROM 1949 TIL AT LEAST 1952. LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH HIM OR KNEW HIM DURING THE WAR. HE WAS A MEDIC WITH KMAG


Entry: 8439
KMAG - KOREAN MILITARY ADVISORY GROUP
LOOKING ON KMAG PATCH

GLEN WHEELOCK JR. wrote on May 5, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: FT. DRUM NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may possibly know where I can find a KMAG unit patch for my father. He served with KMAG HQ in Taegu in 53-54. He also recalls doing some field time in a small town named Namwan??? He was the chief radio operater in HQ and also a crytographer. He was assigned to the 5th ROK DIV. If anyone knows where I may be able to find some memorabilia or perhaps the unit patch, our family would be in great debt to you.
Sincerely,
Glen H. Wheelock Jr.
Sgt, USA
Ft. Drum, NY


Keywords: KMAG Headquaters....Taegu



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