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5th Marine Regiment - 2nd Battalion


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Entry: 88440
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LIEUTENANT ROBERT H. REA, S4, 2/5 MARINES

BOB REA JR. wrote on March 3, 2014


City and State: VALLEY CENTER CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any Marine who knew my Dad, 1LT Robert H. Rea, Jr., S4, 2/5 Marines, 1952-53, Korean War. Dad passed away almost 20 years ago, but I know he would want his sons and grandsons to be in touch with 2/5 Marines, Korean War vets. A Marine honor guard stood in the cold March rain for two hours even before the solemn ceremony at Quantico National Military Cemetery in March, 1994, began. Afterwards I thanked the young captain who was in charge of the honor guard and his response was Of course we waited for you. We were waiting to honor a Marine. Still puts goosebumps of pride down my back.

Keywords: All I have are black and white photos of Dad's S4 tent and heavy duty truck with trailer attached. Dad did not like to discuss the war, but he did mention his job was to get .30 caliber ammunition and barrels up into the hills every night so our Brownings would be ready for the human wave attacks of the Chinese army. So it would seem Dad's time was in support of the 2/5 when it was in that WW I style trench warfare against the Chinese that characterized the middle to end of the war.


Entry: 88343
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SON OF THOMAS EDWARD BULLOCK

TIM BULLOCK wrote on February 17, 2014


City and State: JACKSONVILLE TX

Unit: EASY CO

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Thomas E Bullock passed away2/10/14 at Twin Oaks nursing home in Jacksonville, Tx...we buried him in Groveton, Tx at the Glenwood Cemetary...Ed Bullock retired from the corps a master sergeant after two tours with Easy Co in Korea from 51-53, reenlist end for 4 more years

Keywords:


Entry: 87913
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
HOME PAGE PHOTOS

DAVID WISDOM wrote on December 15, 2013


City and State:

Unit: C CO.2ND. BATT. FIFTH REG. 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: RE: the photographs at the top of your home page.. 2nd from left. two Marines standing together. one with a helmet, one uncovered. the guy on the right id myself. the guy with the helmet is a friend that I went through boot camp with, don't want to disclose his name..
the question is, where in the world did you get that photo, I have the original. I did not know there was a copy.
there is no problem, I am just amazed see that photo was there.
do you notice how neat my friend is, and how sloppy I look, I had just come from the trenches back to H. co. for a batt.. for the SCR-300 Radio and ran across my friend who was in the artillery co. That was the last time I saw him. if you do have any info where the Photo came from. Sincerely


Keywords:


Entry: 87899
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SSGT ARNOLD HANNUKSELA

BEN LUOMA JR. wrote on December 13, 2013


City and State: GOLD CANYON AZ

Unit: 1 BN/180 FA RGT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my uncle SSgt Arnold Hannuksela (KIA 07 DEC 1950)-Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Please feel free to contact me if you have any information.

Keywords: Chosin Reservoir, D Company 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division


Entry: 87489
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
NEW BOOK ABOUT RECKLESS, WARHORSE OF THE 5TH REGIMENT

JANET BARRETT wrote on October 26, 2013


City and State: CHESTER CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Just published, THEY CALLED HER RECKLESS -- A TRUE STORY OF WAR,
LOVE AND ONE EXTRAORDINARY HORSE, by Janet Barrett, is the full
story of the courageous Korean pony who became the warhorse of
the 5th Regiment during the Korean War. Awarded two Purple Hearts
for wounds sustained during the Battle for Outpost Vegas, she
worked through the better part of three days and nights in that
harrowing conflict, hauling ammo to both the recoilless rifles
and the mortar crews. Promoted to sergeant (and later staff
sergeant), Reckless saved lives, raised spirits, and was loved
and respected by all who knew her. The generous help of more than
sixty Marines from the Korea years and thereafter made this book
possible. Thank you all! 14 pages of photographs embellish her
amazing story. Book is available at various Marine Corps sites
and on Amazon.com.


Keywords: Reckless, Warhorse, Battle for Outpost Vegas, Recoilless Rifle
Platoon, Anti-Tank Company, 5th Regiment



Entry: 85627
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
THE MAN HE LOOKED UP TO

GLYNN KAUFMAN wrote on March 2, 2013


City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father lost his big brother on Aug. 8, 1950. Looking at the timeline,
Task Force Kean, seems appropriate. It was a big loss to the family but
never talked about. Is there anyone that has info (G2) on Edward?


Keywords: task force Kean, Private First Class Edward Karl Kaufman was a member of
Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade. He
was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on August 8, 1950.



Entry: 83455
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DEATH OF ALEX DIAZ

JOSEPH DIAZ wrote on June 25, 2012


City and State: TACOMA WA

Unit: D-2-5

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: To my father's friends from Dog Co. - 2d Battalion -
5th Marines, Alex passed away from natural causes on
May 17, 2012 in Blackfoot, ID. His fellow marines
from the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade were always
close to his heart. Semper Fi


Keywords: Alex Diaz - D-2-5


Entry: 82459
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
INFO ON ROBERT E GANNON

MARY GANNON wrote on March 14, 2012


City and State: HUDSON NH

Unit: WPNS CO

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My name is Mary Gannon, I'm Looking to see if anyone
remembers of has info about my Dad .Robert Gannon
while He was in the Marines from 1947-1954. Wpns co.
5th mar,2nd bn, 1st div. I dont know what areas he
was in. He is living in NH. I would Like to Get more
information about his time in the service. Thank you
to all who served. Semper Fi
Mary


Keywords: Wpns co.5th marines,2nd batt,1st div


Entry: 82311
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SGT.CARL R. GLASCOCK

CARL GLASCOCK wrote on March 2, 2012


City and State: RINGGOLD GA

Unit: USMCR111

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Information concening wounds inflicted in Korea.

Keywords:


Entry: 81582
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
KOREAN WAR

TOHNIE GRAY wrote on January 2, 2012


City and State: HOPE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 38TH PARALLEL


Entry: 81449
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO WERE AT STROMBOLI

RICHARD LE BLANC wrote on December 24, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any Marines who served with my father at
Stromboli. He was 1st mar div 5th Reg 2nd Batt. Fox
Co. He would love any contact


Keywords: Stromboli outpost


Entry: 81290
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR FELLOWS OF CAPTIALD/2/5

TEX BEESON wrote on December 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit: D25

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: At Punch Bowl,


Entry: 80825
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
COLONEL THOMAS E. BULGER USMC

ROD NOWELL wrote on October 27, 2011


City and State:

Unit: USS GUARDFISH SSN-612

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Fighting until his last breath, My friend Colonel
Thomas E. Bulger USMC, Retired, of Rockport, Texas,
died of cancer on April 20 at age 83.
During his military career, he received many
decorations, including two prestigious Silver Star
medals for bravery, the Legion of Merit with
combat "V" and two Purple Hearts. He rose through the
officer ranks and retired in 1975 with the rank of
Colonel after 26 years of distinguished service.
Following the military, he moved his family to Panama
City Beach, Fla., where he worked with the Naval
Coastal Systems Center as President of the branch
office of Potomac Research Inc. and later MAR
Industries. After his retirement from private
industry, he relocated to Texas to be close to his
children. During his retirement he remained active.
burial with full honors at the Arlington National
Cemetery Oct 12, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations
in his honor to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, Ph:
410-295-4165 would be appreciated. Semper Fidelis
www.eforever.com/colonelthomasebulger.


Keywords: platoon commander in D Co., 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division



Entry: 80730
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR SNIPERS

FRANK RUDON wrote on October 17, 2011


City and State: RUSSELLVILLE AR

Unit: F-2-5, AND WEAPONS CO SNIPERS

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Pvt Williamson and Pvt Leveque, the two
guys who paved the way for me to become a sniper. We
were all in Fox Company before we moved to Weapons
Company, and became snipers.

Williamson, you sent me a XMas card when I returned
state side to Parris Island that began:
From these shores that we half mastered,
Merry Christmas, you lucky bastard.


Keywords: From Inchon to Spring Offensive, 1951


Entry: 79643
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
KADAKE

LORI KADAKE wrote on July 15, 2011


City and State:

Unit: F 2 5

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: 5th Marine Regiment - 2nd Bn   5TH MARINE REGIMENT -
2ND BN LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS F/2/5
   
LORI KADAKE wrote on 2009-08-28 17:11:07.0

Comments: I FOUND THIS SITE QUITE INTERESTING. THANK
YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE WAR(S). GOD BLESS AND
KEEP YOU WELL.

THIS IS A RESEARCH FOR MY UNCLE MARVIN KADAKE FROM KAKE
ALASKA. HE CAN BE CONTACTED AT: MARVIN A. KADAKE
P.O.BOX 193 KAKE,ALASKA.99830 PHONE # (907)-785-3404

MY UNCLE IS LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS HIM. HE IS
DOING FINE AND LIVING IN KAKE ALASKA. HE WAS AT
PEMENJON (?) I THINK THAT IS HOW YOU SPELL IT. WHEN
THEY SIGNED THE TRUCE. HE WAS THE LAST ONE TO GET THREE
PRISONERS BEFORE THAT. HE IS LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS
AND WANTS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT
REMEMBER HIM.

Keywords: MARVIN A. KADAKE


Keywords:  51-53


Entry: 79179
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SSGT JESSIE SERNA

MARIO PEREZ wrote on June 2, 2011


City and State: CANTON MI

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my Uncle Jessie. He was killed in action when I was just about 6 months old. I've heard lots of stories about him but I would like to hear from anyone who knew of him in his military years. He served in WWII but I'n not sure but reinlisted when Korea started. If you knew him please send an email to... Tennfamilia@aol.com
...Thanks


SSGT JESSE SERNA
5TH MARINE REGIMENT
F CO 2 BN
1ST MARINE DIVISION
MARINES
HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)
DATE OF LOSS: JUNE 16, 1952
SERVICE NUMBER: 559746
BORN: JULY 26, 1926
HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
LYONS, KS
LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: WESTERN OUTPOSTS
BURIAL LOCATION
WOODMERE CEMETERY, DETROIT, MI


Keywords: LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: WESTERN OUTPOSTS
 



Entry: 78873
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
PURPLE HEARTS

GARY HILES wrote on May 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: According to my uncle he was awarded a Purple Heart as a result of his feet being frostbitten while in active combat with the NO Koreans and Red Chinese and then it was taken away from him being told he didn't deserve it

Now according to my uncle other Marines lost toes, feet, and legs due to the same conditions in combat and were awarded Purple Hearts. He had to have 28 operations on his feet.

Does anyone know about this situation and those Marine Companies who were engaged in the same mission and were awarded Purple Hearts for the same situation?

We would be most greatful if someone can direct us in finding out the facts about this matter.

thank you


Keywords: My uncle Don was in the 1st Division 2nd Battalion 5th Regiment in Korea. I do not know his company. They made a movie about his regiment called Retreat Hell due to the horrible conditions they experienced while fighting in active combat in Korea. 


Entry: 78276
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
F CO MICHAEL LOVRA KIA FEB 25, 1953

JOHN LOVRA wrote on March 21, 2011


City and State: ALIQUIPPA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I am attempting to get any information possible on my Uncle Michael Lovra. He was a member of the 5th Marine Regiment, F Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action on February 25, 1953 in Korea. Anything at all will be appreciated. I am sure that there are not many still living that knew him but I am hopefull that someone could give me some info.If anyone has a photo, that would be great.Thanks.

Keywords:


Entry: 78190
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
JAMES THOMAS HAMILTON

CODY MILLER wrote on March 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone with information, pictures, stories, ect about my great-uncle Private James (Jimmy) Thomas Hamilton
He was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while assaulting Hill 812 during the battle for "Kanmubong Ridge," North Korea on September 17, 1951


Keywords: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Hill 812 , Kanmubong Ridge, September 1951,


Entry: 77570
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CPL JOHN E. KILDUFF, D/2/5/1

MICHAEL KILDUFF wrote on January 23, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Eric Bogle wrote of WWI Vets, "Year after year, more old men disappear," and I fear that is happening to the Korean War Vets, those who fought so valiantly in the Forgotten War. My cousin, John (Jack) Kilduff, was assigned to D/2/5/1, and was killed on 7 December 1950. If there is anyone out there who knew/remembers Jack, or has any info about the circumstances that led to his death on that Pearl Harbor anniversary, I would love to hear from you. I was only 21 months old when he died, and have no memories of him, and there is little info available through family members that I have been able to gather. Thanks to all for your service and any info you can provide.

Mike

Mike Kilduff
mjk496770@aol.com
410-242-5876 (A Vonage acoount. I am in Germany with my government job.)


Keywords: John (Jack) Kilduff, D/2/5/1, KIA 7 Dec 1950


Entry: 77386
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
FOX251STDIV53 54

MICHAEL HOMA SR. wrote on January 8, 2011


City and State: BRIDGEVIEW I

Unit: FOX2 5 3RD PLT 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: looking for one who would know me HOma 53 54

Keywords: 37drift gen howze53 54 hines mctavish caton hickey


Entry: 77147
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
ALBERT KEPPLER

ALLISON MOULIN wrote on December 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Corporal Keppler was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action on August 27, 1952. I think this was around bunker hill....anyone out there know anything??


Entry: 76654
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SGT PAUL F. SHEEHAN

TOM TURRENTINE wrote on November 8, 2010


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: The name on the subject line is my father-in-law. Paul died a couple of years ago. We are trying to find out more about what happened to him in Korea in 1951. The family story is that he was an 18-year old private in the USMCR and came back home for Korea as a sergeant. On the way back, he was in a Naval hospital in Japan for some months.

The family would be happy to hear from any of Paul's fellow Marines.

My own USMC connection is that I was "Marine DI trained" in the Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fl, in the mid-1970s, and still have a number of USMC friends, including my DI from those days.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Tom


Keywords: Sergeant, Paul F. Sheehan, Easy Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Korea, 1951


Entry: 76549
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY UNCLE WILLIAM [BILL] MESKOWSKI KIA JULY 18 1952

AL REIERSON wrote on October 28, 2010


City and State: THOMPSONVILLE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY UNCLE PFC WILLIAM MESKOWSKI WAS KILLED IN ACTION WHILE IN KOREA ON JULY 18TH. 1952 WHILE SERVING WITH D CO. 2ND. BN. 5TH MARINES. HE WAS CALLED BILL. I WAS 3 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WENT OVERSEAS SO I ONLY BARELY REMEMBER HIM PICKING ME UP AND TOSSING ME IN THE AIR. HE WAS REPORTED KILLED BY SMALL ARMS FIRE AND THAT IS ALL WE KNOW. HE WAS FROM DETROIT MICHIGAN. IF ANYONE IS STILL ALIVE FROM HIS UNIT AND REMEMBERS HIM PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL. THANKS, AL REIERSON 231-649-2535

Keywords: D COMPANY 2ND.BN. 5TH MARINES 1ST MARINE DIVISION JULY 1952


Entry: 76472
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO SERVED WITH PVT ROBERT E. ILLIES

RICHARD ILLIES wrote on October 20, 2010


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: EASY COMPANY 2ND BN 5TH MARINES 1ST PROV MAR BRIGA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for Marines who served with brother Bob during the period 3rd of August 1950 to February 1951

Keywords: Pusan, Inchon landing, Seoul, Chosin


Entry: 76197
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
YANG DU,KOREA

ETHAN TOWNSEND wrote on September 19, 2010


City and State: COLUMBIA LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for People that Fought at Yang Du,Korea It is the place it said my great Uncle Huey P. Laffoon died at anyone that fought there or new him please email me at


Entry: 75614
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WEPSCO,1STMARDIV,2NDBN,HILL 812,5TH MARREG

ELIZABETH H. DALTON wrote on July 27, 2010


City and State: BUFFALO WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Capt William A. Harper, was in Korea fm
5 Oct 51 until 3 Jul 53, first with F Co/1/2/5 then Weapons company/1/2/5. Looking for those who served with him. Father died May 1999.


Keywords: Weps Co, Nov51-Jul52, Hill 812


Entry: 75121
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SUPPLEMENT TO ENTRY # 75106/ANTI-TANK CO 5TH MARINES 2ND BN KOREA 53-54

MICHAEL MASON wrote on June 17, 2010


City and State: GLEN BURNIE MD

Unit: ANTI-TANK CO 5TH MARINES 2ND BN KOREA 53-54

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Supplement to my previous posting # 75106. I shoud have listed separately my email address for ease to contact me… Anybody that served during that period listed could contact me and discuss some old times. We ain't getten any younger !

Thanks,

Mike


Keywords: Anti-Tank Co 5th Marines 2nd BN Korea 53-54


Entry: 75106
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
5TH MARINE REGIMENT 2ND BN

MICHAEL MASON wrote on June 16, 2010


City and State: GLEN BURNIE MD

Unit: ANTI-TANK CO KOREA 1953-54

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Was stationed on outpost when the United Nations released some 13,000 North Korean prisoners that did not desire to return to North Korea. This transfer took place in Jan or Feb 1954. Prisoners released from prisoner camp based at foot of hill # 155.

While in the reserve area I meet Reckless and learned some of her history during wartime. She loved cherry pie and Gobles beer ! Like to hear from some of the guys from my outfit. Wish I could remember more names.


Keywords: Served with Johnny (Joe) Johansen from Maryland, Cpl Wardward (Woody) from Ca, Sam Belich from Pa, John Meyers from Pa, John Newsom from Ill. Served fron Nov 53 thru April or May 54 on Outpost north of Freedom Bridge on a 90 mm cannon. Then in a reserve unit with 5 tanks combined with our Anti-Tank co for 1 yr.


Entry: 74845
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
ROBERT EUGENE SMITH

TERRI HILDEBRANDT wrote on May 28, 2010


City and State: MERCER ISLAND WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: 5th Marine Regiment
F CO 2 BN

1st Marine Division


Marines

Hostile, Died (KIA)

Date Of Loss: May 28, 1951

Service Number: 628503

SASAKWA, OK

Born: March 7, 1929

Corporal Robert E. Smith was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy in Korea and died of those wounds on May 28, 1951.

ANYONE who knew him, I would appreciate hearing from. Thank you.


Keywords: Family member


Entry: 74792
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DID ANYBODY KNOW PFC DAVEY LEE HINSON?

KALEN SMITH wrote on May 24, 2010


City and State: SALINA KS

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT, E COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was just wanting to know if anybody knew my great uncle PFC Davey Lee Hinson. He was a Marine in the 5th Marine Regiment, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division and was killed April 16, 1952 on the western outpost. If anybody knew him or knows anything about him please let me know.

Keywords:


Entry: 73254
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
A

ANTHONY MILAVIC wrote on January 23, 2010


City and State: RESTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: SEE: http://www.thebutter-cutter.com/Ski_Story.html for LtCol Stanley J.
Wawrzyniak, USMC


Keywords:


Entry: 72916
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WILLIAM 'JAY' JOHNSON E/2/5

JEFF JOHNSON wrote on December 27, 2009


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone remember my father William Joseph Johnson Jr? He served fall/winter of 50 at chosin and environs with e25. Later wounded but not sure where but it was after withdraw. Any info appreciated

Keywords: Chosin, columbus Oh,


Entry: 72171
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
TRYING TO REMEMBER

KENNETH GOESSL wrote on November 1, 2009


City and State: HASTINGS NY

Unit: SECOND BATTALION 5TH MARINES !ST DIV.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I'm not good at remembering names.I was a radioman,Finally.long story.I sparred with Johnny Organ.

Keywords: Operations 'Killer''Ripper'.ColonelMartin,Colonel Stewart,Captain'Walking'Smith,'Dog'Co.CO.'Underhandsix'


Entry: 72002
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DID ANYONE KNOW LEWIS F. SKINNER

SANDY DAILEY wrote on October 18, 2009


City and State: GILBERT AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My uncle "Mickey" Lewis F. Skinner from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division was killed in an accidental mortar explosion during a training class on March 4, 1954. Does anyone know him? Any info would be helpful.
He was one of 6 (or 8) killed 20 wounded.



Entry: 71990
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
KOREA 1951-1952

DONNA DORSETT wrote on October 17, 2009


City and State:

Unit: CO E 2ND BN 5TH MARINE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Anyone know Maurice Baker Dorsett? Served 1st UN Counter Offensive through 2nd Korean Winter

Keywords:


Entry: 71561
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CPL. EDWARD OSTEIKA

TONY OSTEIKA wrote on September 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who served in Korea with my uncle, Cpl. Edward Osteika. He was there from Aug 1952 to Jul 1953, and served with both F. Co. and Weapons Company.

Keywords: Co. F;Weapons Company; New York City (Queens); Hagerstown, MD; Camp Pendleton


Entry: 71463
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CALL SIGN

SGT. AMADOR III wrote on August 31, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 2/5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Gentlemen i am curently serving with the most decorated thanks to all the Marines of our past and our current BC is looking for a call sign one that is meaningful and has some history does anyone remember the ones from their day?

Keywords: Iraqi Freedom 19 months


Entry: 71435
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS F/2/5

LORI KADAKE wrote on August 28, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I FOUND THIS SITE QUITE INTERESTING. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE WAR(S). GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU WELL.

THIS IS A RESEARCH FOR MY UNCLE MARVIN KADAKE FROM KAKE ALASKA. HE CAN BE CONTACTED AT: MARVIN A. KADAKE P.O.BOX 193 KAKE,ALASKA.99830 PHONE # (907)-785-3404


MY UNCLE IS LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS HIM. HE IS DOING FINE AND LIVING IN KAKE ALASKA. HE WAS AT PEMENJON (?) I THINK THAT IS HOW YOU SPELL IT. WHEN THEY SIGNED THE TRUCE. HE WAS THE LAST ONE TO GET THREE PRISONERS BEFORE THAT. HE IS LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS AND WANTS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER HIM.


Keywords: MARVIN A. KADAKE


Entry: 70579
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES FROM E25 OCT 51 - OCT 52

BILLY JACK POTTER wrote on June 16, 2009


City and State: ADOLPHUS KY

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN EASY COMPANY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone from E25 that was in Korea from October 51 - October 52. I would really like to find anyone who knows anything about the men I served with. May God bless all those who served and all those who survived!

Keywords: Nickname "BJ", William Greer, "Bobsy Twins", "Kotex Kids", Lt. Morely "The Moose"


Entry: 70440
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
KOREAN WAR VET MARINE SSGT BERT JOHNSON

ART RODRIGUEZ wrote on June 4, 2009


City and State: LOS ANGELES. CA

Unit: 1/12 - 4TH MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I will be a charter member of the Marine Corps League "Eugene A. Obregon" (Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient) Detachment in E.L.A. Ca. come the end of July and am a member of the Eugene A. Obregon American Legion Post 804 also in East L.A. and am looking for SSGT Bert Johnson, a referenced personal friend of PFC Obregon with hopes, if stiil alive,of possibly obtaining a personal account of their military life and friendship.

Keywords: PFC Eugene A. Obregon


Entry: 68171
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
ANYONE KNOW GUNNERY SGT. CHAS HANS LARSEN?

MARIO FERNANDEZ SR. wrote on December 6, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would like to find anyone who knew my Sgt who was killed December 7th 1950 at East Hill. I believe he was from Wisconsin. I was with him most of the time.

Keywords: 5th Maine Reg - 2nd Bn - Dog Company - Sgt. Chas Hans Larsen


Entry: 67272
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SEEKING INFO ON MARINE WHO SERVED IN KOREA

JASON PEDRICK wrote on September 21, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I seeking any veterans who might be able to assist me in researching a Marine who served in Korea from 1951-1954. I came across his war medals and wanted to know more about this Marine and only have so much to go on. All I know is that he was a Sgt in the 5th Marine Regiment, Second Battalion in Dog Company w/ the First Marine Division. His last name may have been Stasi and that about all I have. If there is anyone who might be able to offer some help in finding out more about this Marine or even possibly finding a roster for this particular outfit, I would be greatly appreciative. I look forward to any and all correspondences as I am a former Marine myself serving from 92' - 96' with the 3rd Marine Division. I wish everyone well and Semper Fi.

Keywords: Dog Company, Second Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division


Entry: 66449
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WEAPONS CO. 2 5

ELMER BUD JAEGER wrote on July 11, 2008


City and State: CAMANCHE IA

Unit: W 2 5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I flew to Korea in Aug of 52 in the emergency draft, and would like to contact any else that did, I was a forward observer for 81 mortors in W 2 5, I was there until July of 53 would like to contact any one that was there at that time. Bud Jaeger

Keywords: Weapons Co. 2 5


Entry: 65761
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
TODAY I DRINK ALONE AND THINK OF YOU

JAMES BAKEMAN SR. wrote on May 26, 2008


City and State: ANDERSON CA

Unit: TACP 2ND BATT. 5TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I drink alone today but think of all my buddies that made the ultimate sacrafice in Korea. You are not alone.

Semper Fi


Keywords:


Entry: 65742
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
TACP RENO-VEGAS-CARSON AND CEASE FIRE TIME KOREA ANYONE STILL ALIVE???

JAMES BAKEMAN wrote on May 25, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Was with the 2 Batt. 5th Marines 1st Mar. Div. till the cease Fire. Just wondering if anyone is still kicking out there.

Keywords: Are there any TACP members out there?


Entry: 65656
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CHOSIN FEW SURVIVORS

ALBERT MONTGOMERY JR. wrote on May 18, 2008


City and State: FORT WASHINGTON MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: trying to trace my fathers footsteps at chosin reservoir. Anybody out there who know him? He passed away in January 2000. Looking for pictures especially of PFC Albert E. Montgomery/USMC Camp LeJune, Montford Point Marines(1948-1952)/Honorably discharged. Don't know exactly which division/regiment he served with. Thanks. Semper Fi!!


Entry: 65359
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR THE GREATEST MARINE OFFICER

LORENZO PROVENCIO wrote on April 22, 2008


City and State: IMPERIAL BEACH CA

Unit: F-2-5 1ST MARINE DIVISION H-3-5 - TANKS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for the BEST Marine Officer I ever knew who was my PLT. Leader. Later went to Sasebo, Japan and had my younger brother in his command. Brother was Retired M/Sgt Ramon Provencio. Brother Was a Pvt under Willy Peter Gorski in Sasebo, Japan LOL. I had lunch with him on his return to California at the Amphib Base in Coronado. Please help me find my good friend and Officer. Thanks for your assistance. Semper Fi

Keywords: Hill 1-9er Also known as the hook
S/Sgt USMC



Entry: 65338
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WEAPONS/2ND BAT./5TH MAR. REG. DAVID V. LABRIE

RAY LABRIE wrote on April 21, 2008


City and State: ST. AUGUSTINE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am a son of David V. LaBrie who was section leader of a machine gun platoon(50 cal.), weapons company, 2nd Bat., 5th Marine Reg. He was involved in the fighting for Vegas, Reno, and Carson Hills. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He is alive and well today but his memory is going. I am becoming interested in his war history and he and I would be happy if I found some guys he used to serve with him. I found some other names at this site that I thought he might remember but he doesn't recognize any. Maybe some of you remember him. He is from Vermont and went to boot camp at Paris Island. Does anyone know of a regimental history available or roster info? Thanks.

Keywords: Machine Gun Platoon, Weapons company, 2nd Bat., 5th Marine Reg. Sgt. David LaBrie


Entry: 64397
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CORRECTION TO ABOVE ENTRY

BRIAN SKELTON wrote on February 20, 2008


City and State: SELDEN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Dad was at Pork Chop Hill not Bunker Hill. I think!!



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