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Entry: 88227
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT

TRACY GARRETT wrote on January 29, 2014


City and State:

Unit: SHORE PARTY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my dad, John Maynard Dean. He served in the KPR 1954-1955. He was an engineer and probably was a platoon leader in B Company, 1st Shore Party Battalion. He is dead now and the family is trying to piece together his early Marine Corps service.

Keywords: Kimpo Provisional Regiment
Shore Party
B Company



Entry: 81191
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT

JOE MODE wrote on November 28, 2011


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: HQ BATTALION, B CO., SHORE PARTY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my dad,
William (Bill) Franklin Mode, who served originally
with A Company, 2nd Amphibious Reconnaissance while
at Camp Lejeune (made rubber raft landings from the
USS Sea Lion) went to radio school, cold weather
training, and then shipped out to Korea in February
1953 from San Diego and landed at Inchon March 6,
1953. He was with the Kimpo Provisional Regiment, HQ
Battalion, then B Company, Shore Party. He was a
radio man, stationed on the DMZ at the Imjin River.
Told of traveling in a deuce in half south through
Seoul 50 miles to see Marilyn Monroe late in 1953 or
very early 1954. He left in May of 1954 and landed in
San Francisco. He went over and came back on the
troop carrier USS Hayes and the USS Poke or Polk.


Keywords: A Company 2nd Amphibious Reconnaissance.
H.Q. Battalion
B Company, Shore Party



Entry: 75809
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON GRANDPA'S DIVISION

SAMMI BRANDT wrote on August 15, 2010


City and State: KS

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hi,

My name is Sam, and I'm looking for anyone who may have possibly
known my Grandfather, Thomas J. Sledge, of Omaha Nebraska. He
served in Korea sometime between 1951 (most likely 52) and 1955 and
was known by his friends as "Sluggo."

He always talked of his stay at the Kimpo Air Base, and has a few
pictures of him in front of quonset huts as well. Unfortunately, he
passed away in 2008, and the files regarding any information
associated with his service were destroyed in a fire in St. Louis in the
70s, in which many other military archives were also destroyed.

If anyone out there knows or knew him during his stay at Kimpo,
please email me at pink_rain09@hotmail.com. We would love to know
what rank, unit, and division he was in, or simply catch up with those
who may have known him.

Thank you so much,
Sam


Keywords: Thomas J. Sledge
Kimpo Air Base
1952-1954?



Entry: 68451
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
MARINES SERVING KEMPO AIR BASE '50-'52

RICHARD MERZ wrote on December 30, 2008


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for anyone I served with at Kempo Air Base in South Korea from July 1950 to June 1952.

Keywords: Radio Communications Supervisor


Entry: 66376
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
A CO. 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN

JOHN K. SHANNAHAN wrote on July 6, 2008


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: A CO, 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN.USMC

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Comments: Hi. I went over on the 9th draft and was in Kobe and then moved to Camp McGill near Yokuso (sp), Japan till November 1951. I was in A Company (in Korea) from November 1951 till about March or April 1952 then the rest of the Bn came over from Japan. I then moved up to BN S3 which was the FDC for the firing Batteries.

A Company FDC and HQ was at Tongjin, Kimpo Penninsula. At one time we had an Army 90 mm gun and two Army Search lights attached to A Company. Plus twice we had a Platoon go over the Island of Kanghwa-DO and fire at North Korea from there.

I was the NCOIC of the FDC of A company. Major David Foos was the CO and I believe a Capt Bennet was XO and a Lt Johnson from Iowa was PLT leader for the FDC.

I want home in May of 1952.

John K. Shannahan, USMC RET Omaha, Ne


Keywords: KOBE, CAMP McGill. Tongjin, Kimpo Penninsula


Keywords: If anyone interested in A Company, 1st Armored Amphiban BN, There was a article in Letterneck Magazine Aug 1952.


Entry: 64367
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
I KNEW HIS DAUGHTER, VERY WELL

RICK HILLERY wrote on February 19, 2008


City and State: UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: HOW ARE YOU? I THINK OF YOU OFTEN. WOULD LOVE TO SEE A PICTURE OF YOU. AND OPEN A LINE OF COMMUNICATION. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE I WILL HAVE 15 YEARS SOBER INABOUT 2 MONTHS. I HAVE 3 GRANDCHILDREN. I AM RETIRED. BUT THERE IS ONE THING IN MY LIFE I MISS THE MOST:
HHILWY


Keywords: SOULTAKER


Entry: 62243
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
APPLICATON FOR THE PROJECT

STEPHENE MWANGI SR. wrote on September 11, 2007


City and State: NAIROBI

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS

Comments:

Keywords: am a communicator special in communication and trained by British by G3 GPMG LMG and I can fight with all types of weapons.Am interested in joining you very soon if I qualify.


Entry: 56349
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
T/SGT 'GUNNEY' MATTHEW DOETSCH

IDA HYMAN (DOETSCH) wrote on March 23, 2006


City and State: WALPOLE MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for those who knew my father, "Gunney" Matt Doetsch. Please contact me: IdaMDoetsch@yahoo.com

Keywords: T/Sgt "Gunney" Matthew Doetsch,


Entry: 45212
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
FIGHTER WING KIMPO 1953

JEFFREY KUNKLE wrote on August 14, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 44893
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
LT. CAMPBELL, JOHN (?).USMC, KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT

SUNGKYU CHO wrote on July 30, 2004


City and State: KOYANG

Unit: 13TH SECURITY BN (ROKA, 1952-3)

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am interested in knowing how Lt.John Campbell of the Kimpo Provisional Regiment (USMC) I am not very sure of his first name. Tall and handsome person. I should think he was two years older than me. I was born in 1930.

Keywords: Kimpo Air Force Base, South Korea


Entry: 35152
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
A CO, 1ST ARMAMPHBN

WILLARD D. (W. DON) MILLER wrote on June 29, 2003


City and State: SEASIDE OR

Unit: 3RD PN,

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I joined the Battalion in the first draft after the 1953 Armistice. After a stint in the Bn CP, I went out to A Co, shared a tent with the Maint. Officer, WO "Goat" Martin and 1st Lt. Stan Dagget. Major "Wild Bill" Streeter was the Skipper and Capt. George Washington Caso was the Company Exec. First Sgt "Mother" Hale and T/Sgt "Gunney" Matthew Doetsch ran the Company. Staff Sgt, later Tech Sgt, Wright was the Mess Sgt.

I was then assigned as Platoon Leader for the 3rd Platoon at Montana Position. We moved from there to Washington Position and I was there until I came home on Emergency Leave in Feb. 1954. Sgt McDonald was my Platoon Sgt.

The Bn was skippered at that time by Lt. Col. Goodpasture and Major Wilson was the Exec. After separation from active duty, I stayed in the Reserve and retired as a Major.


Keywords: Kimpo Penninsula



Entry: 30227
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY DAD MAURICE LAURENT SOUCY 2D 8' HOWITZER BATTERY FORCETRPS FMF,CAMP LEJEUNE

DAVID SOUCY wrote on December 7, 2002


City and State: LOWELL MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my dad he
participated in operations against enemy forces in central Korea during the period 17March1952 and 22Febuary1953. also participated in
TRAEX 1-54,Vieques,Puerto Rico,During the period 14September1953 to 7November1953


Keywords:


Entry: 25575
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
1ST PROVISIONAL DMZ POLICE COMPANY, 1ST MARINE DIVISION, KOREA, 1953-54-55Y

JOE (RED) MULKERN wrote on May 18, 2002


City and State: GLEN NH

Unit: 1ST PROVISIONAL DMZ POLICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Where are you guys? We have found 13, Looking for the rest. Get In Touch.......

Keywords: 155/229/Iwo/Hedy/Hook/Boulder City/Berlins/Nevada Cities/Custodial Forces India Prisoner Exchange Camps........



Entry: 23276
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
PLEASE HELP ME FIND INFORMATION

TAMMY KIRKMAN -CAULK wrote on February 18, 2002


City and State: HILLSBORO IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information about my father. He very seldom would speak of the war. We now find he was married and had a son, In California. Please help me tccaulk@wamusa.com

Keywords: USMCR III 9th MCR and RD service #1456950
specialty #0300
ProofDirector S/arms Dot#0-50.54



Entry: 10771
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
FINDING LT CAMPBELL USMC

SUNGKYU CHO wrote on August 2, 2000


City and State: SEOUL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for Lt. Campbell, USMC, temporalilly stationed in Kimpo, Korea, near Kimpo Airport. I was a liaison officer of the ROK Army belong to 13th security batallion guarding the perimetor of the Kimpo Airfield. I would like to hear about whereabout of Lt. Campbell (1952).

Keywords: Lt Campbell, John (?), USMC, Kimpo Provisional Regiment, 1952


Entry: 8542
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
ROK SEARCHING FOR LT. CAMPBELL - KIMPO PROVISIONAL BRIGADE

SUNGKYU CHO wrote on May 9, 2000


City and State: SEOUL

Unit: ROKA 7TH DIV, 5TH REG. - UNIT 883

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have forgotten his first name. He was a platoon leader at Kimpo Provisional Regiment, USMC. I could not give him my address as I was in a hurry to report to ROKA HQs to be sent to the Artillery School, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Keywords: Lt. Campbell, USMC


Entry: 8223
KIMPO PROVISIONAL REGIMENT
13TH SECURITY

SUNGKYU CHO wrote on April 25, 2000


City and State: SEOUL

Unit: 13TH SECURITY BATTALION (UNIT 883)

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: He might have forgotten me, but I would to know how he is nowadays. I could not say goodby to him in Kimpo when I was heading for Ft. Sill, Oklahome for Korean officers' training program.
I left the ROKA after the Korean War. I went back to college, finally ending up Yonsei University.
I retired from Yonsei University in Seoul in 1996. Now working for the Korean American Cultural Foundation.
If anyone knows Lt. Campbell of 1952 at Kimpo Air Force Base, please let me know his address.


Keywords: LT. Campbell. USMC, Kimpo Provisional Regiment.
(1952-3), slender, and tall. First name forgotten.




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