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Entry: 87253
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
CPT. FRANCIS L. ROTHWELL

MIRIAM CLOTIO wrote on September 22, 2013


City and State: KINDER LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I am still looking for Cpt (retired) Francis L. Rothwell, who

was attached to the Army Nurses Corp and stationed with the

121st Evac Hospital in 1969. If anyone may have served with her

and my Dad, please let us know.



Entry: 87068
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LT. WILMA LEDBETTER

DAISY PALMER wrote on August 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords: Researching Lt. Wilma Ledbetter dying of hypothermia due to ship

being rammed and sinking Will tell her story in genre Texas

Women were Veterans also.



Entry: 85794
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
PATRICIA MCINTYRE STAUFFER

PATRICIA MCINTYRE wrote on March 25, 2013


City and State: FLATWOODS KY

Unit: 35TH FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: my name on returning to the states was Stauffer. i
married in japan. i am trying to find anyone who
returned from japan to the states on the same ship as
me,it was in 1954 or 1955. i need the name of the ship
and the base where i was discharged. thank you. my
records were burned in the fire of 1973 and i lost my
records.



Entry: 85513
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
450 WOMEN ENGAGED IN COMBAT DURING KOREA

GREG ANCHORS wrote on February 20, 2013


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: A man named Michael Cimino has written a novel named
BIG JANE re; a woman who joined a unit of 450 females
who supposedly engaged in infantry combat during the
Korean conflict. Can anyone confirm if this is true?
Did a batallion of females engage in a firefight
during the war? Has anyone read the book? I believe
it's in French. Thanks......


Keywords: Batallion,female combatants,Korean war 50-53,BIG JANE


Entry: 84506
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
COL. MARY TONNE, NURSE,USAF,KOR. AND OKIN.

MARGE HEUER wrote on October 24, 2012


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Seeking info. about Col. Mary Tonne to supplement bio. at the
Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, VA. Mary Ann
Tonne served as nurse in Korea and Okinawa. She was on the
Nightingale plane Aeromedical Evacuation. Mary Ann retired to
Arizona.


Keywords: USAF Col. Mary Tonne, Mary Ann Tonne, Okinawa, Korea, The
Nightingale, USAF, Aeromedical Evacuation



Entry: 83260
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
HAMILTON AIR FORCE BASE

VONDA IVERSON BONGS wrote on June 5, 2012


City and State: IRONTON MN

Unit: 19TH WAF SQ. HAMILTON AFB, CALIF.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Any one out there know me? I was at Hamilton Air
Force base 1952-1953-1954. Would love to find some of
my friends--- Vonda Iverson


Keywords:


Entry: 82820
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
DID YOU KNOW HELEN OBERTANCE, LT.JG 1952-53

MISSY GANN wrote on April 21, 2012


City and State: MELBOURNE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who knew my mother,
Helen-Obie-Obertance. She served in the OR on the USS
Haven 1952-53.
Her memoir is posted on the KWE Project website.
Thank you all for your service!!
God bless you!


Keywords: Helen-Obie-Obertance, RN, Lt. JG served USS Haven,
Inchon Bay,



Entry: 81076
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
COL. GOLDIE LADNER

VICKIE ADAMS wrote on November 16, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Colonel Goldie Ladner, Air Force Nurse, died 03/14/2009.

Keywords:


Entry: 80349
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY MOTHER

STEPHANIE HIPPLE wrote on September 12, 2011


City and State: LEHIGHTON PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who may remember my mother PVT Betty
Hipple. She served in Korea during 1952 and 1953.


Keywords:  Pusan Seoul


Entry: 79278
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY MOTHER

MARIE CONLEY wrote on June 11, 2011


City and State: MILTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hi,
My mother Marie Conley-Tempesta passed away December 2009 and am
wondering if anyone remembers her. She served 6 yrs as a staff sergeant
in the Korean War years. Im sorry I didnt ask her more about her time in
the service and would be grateful for any info on her.


Keywords:  


Entry: 73428
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
EVELYN LANTHIER

SANDY DENZEL wrote on February 4, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I volunteer at a Catholic care facility in Northern California. One of the nuns has been compiling the letters from her sister, Evelyn Lanthier, and in the process found a copy of Evelyn's obituary. This mentioned that Evelyn had been on active duty as a nurse in the Korean War (no years given), which Sr. Agnes knew nothing about. If anyone knows of Evelyn Lanthier, could you please E-mail me with any info you may have? Thanks, Sandy

Keywords: Evelyn Lanthier Evie


Entry: 73059
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
KOREAN WAR MILITARY WOMEN

THOMAS E. (T.E.) MOORE wrote on January 8, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: THERE WERE SOME 120,000 WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES,
WHO WERE ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY DURING THE KOREAN WAR

---WOMEN CASUALTIES OF THE KOREAN WAR---

AIR FORCE NURSE CORPS;

CPT.VERA M. BROWN

ARMY NURSE CORPS;

MAJOR GENEVIEVE SMITH

NAVY NURSE CORPS;

ENS.ELEANOR BESTE
ENS.MARIE BOATMAN
LT.(jg)JEANNE E.CLARKE
LT.(jg)JANE L.ELDRIDGE
ENS.CONSTANCE R. ESPOSITO
LT.(jg)ALICE S.GIROUX
LT.(jg)CALLA C.GOODWIN
LT.(jg)CONSTANCE HEEGE
LT.(jg)MARGARET GRACE KENNEDY
LT.WILMA LEDBETTER
ENS.MARY E.LIJEGREEN
ENS.EDNA J.RUNDELL


---OTHER NON-HOSTILE CASUALTIES---

SN-DORIS FRANCES BROWN, OF MILWAUKEE (NAVY)
AN-VIRGINIA MAY McCLURE, OF SIOUX CITY (AIR FORCE-AIR
CRASH)
AB3-KAY SHERILL OLATT, OF DEXTER (NAVY)
AN-MARGARET FAE PERRY, OF MORGANTOWN (AIR FORCE-AIR CRASH)


Keywords: AIR FORCE NURSE CORPS----ARMY NURSE CORPS----

NAVY NURSE CORPS----



Entry: 71779
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW MY MOTHER CARMELA BRIGANDI

LIZ CAPEN wrote on September 27, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to find information out about my mother. She was a writer
for the Stars and Stripes. She has recently died yet left so little
information about her time in Japan. If you knew her, please contact me.


Keywords: Stars and Stripes, Okinawa, Carmela Brigandi


Entry: 70758
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR INFO/FRIENDS OF MARGARET B LEWIS WAC KOREA

CAROLE SCHERZER wrote on June 30, 2009


City and State: FORTESCUE NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm interested in hearing from anyone who knew my aunt when she served in Korea at HQ. She was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. I believe she came home to the States around 1951. She passed away at age 26 when I was about ten and I'd love to know more about her friends and service.

Keywords: worked HQ, married John R Snelling, USN in civil and Japanese ceremonies while still in service overseas; nickname: Peggy. Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart


Entry: 69260
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
WAC MEDIC CALLED YANK IN OKINAWA

JANINE ATWOOD wrote on February 24, 2009


City and State: STAUNTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My mom was known to everyone as YANK while she was a medic in Okinawa during the Korean War; she is healthy and would really enjoy hearing from someone who she remembers from either Camp Lajeune or Okinawa. If anyone remembers her, please contact me. Thank you.

Keywords: YANK - a WAC in Okinawa during Korean War


Entry: 68401
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
DR. AEHEE LEE

KIAI KIM wrote on December 27, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Korean grandmother, Dr. Aehee Lee, ran an orphanage during the war. Her son, Victor Lee, was an interpreter in the U.S. Army. While I've recently been in touch with the family of Major Eddie Willner (then Lieut. Willner) who supported the orphanage, I would love to speak with anyone who met my grandmother. She was educated in the U.S. as well as her husband, my grandfather, William Lee who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in 1950 for his political activity against Communism. I am also looking for anyone who might have known him. He graduated from George Washington University in 1921 with a degree in political science.

Keywords: Doctor, Dr., Aehee, Lee, friend of Lieutenant Eddie Willner, Major Willner, Victor Lee, William Lee.


Entry: 67809
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
FRANCES FAY WATSON

JEANNE MCNEIL wrote on November 11, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My Mom, Frances F. Watson, was a Lt Commander on the USS Consolation during the Korean War. She met and married my Dad, Charles Amos Etheridge (also in the Navy) shortly after. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my Mom or Dad. I have a wonderful collection of Mom's beautiful color slides of her travels in the Navy.


Entry: 67223
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
MASH NURSE

GLENN SMITH wrote on September 16, 2008


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from nurses who served in a MASH during the Korean War

Keywords:


Entry: 66889
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
EMIKO TAI

HAROLD COTTINGHAM wrote on August 15, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 6107 AIRBASE GROUP AIRCRAFT CRASH RESCUE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was stationed at the 61st 07th aircraft crash rescue/fire dept. at Itami airforce base. I am interested in finding Emiko Tai of Osaka Japan, she worked at the Osaka telephone Company while I was stationed there from 1951, 1952, 1953. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Harold Cottingham



Entry: 66747
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW OR WORKED WITH GRACE LEARNED

CAROL LEARNED wrote on July 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Am trying to prove to the Army that my aunt, Grace Learned was indeed working in a M.A.S.H. unit in Korea. All her Army records went up in smoke in that fire. Her head stone in San Antonio only gives credit for Vietnam. She was stationed at Fort Sam Houston. When she retired, she had earned the rank of Lt. Colonel. She took lots of photos but never wrote any info on them!

Keywords:


Entry: 65261
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
279TH GENERAL HOSPITAL = CAMP SAKIE = OSAKA, JAPAN

RICHARD (DICK) MERRILL wrote on April 15, 2008


City and State: CITRA FL

Unit: 7TH INF. DIV. HQ - HQ CO = ALSO I CO. 17TH RCT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Wondering if anyone remembered Lt. Lilliam Kaise (Nurse), at Camp Sakie outside of Osaka. during spring and summer of 1951. I believe that she was from Cumberland,Md. She was a fine lady and a wonderful nurse.

Keywords: Lt. Lillian Kaise


Entry: 64572
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
KOREAN WAR NURSES IN JAPAN

SHERRI MORREAL wrote on March 2, 2008


City and State: HEATHCOTE NS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hi! My friend and I are doing PhD research on the Australian nurses who served during the Korean War. They were only allowed to serve in hospitals in Japan, so had limited interaction. But if you know of anyone who has any knowledged or interaction with the Australian nurses, however brief, we would love to communicate. Thanks.

Keywords: Australian nurses, Japanese hospitals, Korean War, Korean Conflict


Entry: 63828
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THEATER KW

MELINDA PASH wrote on January 15, 2008


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hi, I am writing a dissertation for the University of Tennessee called "Standing in the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: Men and Women of the Korean War." It is sort of a composite biography of those who served starting from childhood in the Depression and continuing on to post-war experiences. I have talked to many male veterans but have had trouble getting in touch with women who served in theater during the war. I would like to survey or interview women who served during this time. I would also be grateful for any female veterans willing to read through my chapters to ensure that I'm not missing the mark on what it was really like in Japan or Korea. I can be reached by email at blue5@mindspring.com or at 2334 Colgate Drive, Fayettville, NC 28304, 910-223-0809. Thanks.

Keywords:


Entry: 63810
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
XLXD/KFNG;SNFV

PHILLIP STEWART wrote on January 13, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 63809
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
XLXD/KFNG;SNFV

PHILLIP STEWART wrote on January 13, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 63606
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
AMERICAN RED CROSS IN KOREA

LILLIAN (RUSTY) BROWN (BLACK) wrote on December 28, 2007


City and State: KANSAS CITY KS

Unit: AMERICAN RED CROSS

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: In late 1951-52 I was stationed at 5th Air Force Advance Headquarters, Seoul, Korea.

Red Cross Club-Canteen girls went to Korea in the early days of 1950 at Gen MacArthur's request. They had to be evacuated from Pusan during that first push by the North Koreans. Only about 50-60 girls were in that part of the service.

It was a privilege and honor to be able to contribute an occasional cup of coffee and a donut to the brave men who fought in the Forgotten War.

Later I married a pilot from WW II. But the Pilots from the 4th FIS were something else!


Keywords: 5th Air Force Advance Headquarters; Seoul; Kimpo; Suwan;
4th FIS and 336th Squadron.




Entry: 63336
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
CAPT. CLARICE C. MASON, WAF

JOYCE LAWRENCE wrote on December 8, 2007


City and State: DOLORES CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a historian from Dolores CO, formerly from Downey CA. There is a repatriated overseas vet named Clarice E. Mason who was reburied in the Downey Cemetery, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA, date unknown. There were no other cemetery records that would give any more information.

According to an online August 26, 1952 edition of Stars and Stripes, a Captain Clarice C. Mason, WAF, directed the monthly publication Erding Journal, which won first place in the photo-magazine class of publications that year.

I am trying to find out if Clarice E. and Clarice C. might be one and the same person for inscribing her name on a veterans' memorial at the Downey Cemetery in 2008.

If there is anything you can do to help it will be greatly appreciated. Joyce Lawrence, Dolores, Colorado, still a member of the Downey Historical Society.


Keywords: Erding Air Base


Entry: 62328
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
1950 OKINAWA ELAINE K AND HARRY WILLIS

ANITA ROBERTS wrote on September 18, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Searching for information on birthparents Harry Willis (army..probably lived Georgia..had wife and child "back home" in 1950)and Elaine Klappert Kothe(from Cincinati, OH). Both served in Okinawa in 1950. Have many pictures but want to know about each...did you know them??? ANY information you'd care to share would be appreciated! Have found Elaine but have NO idea how to begin searching for Harry Willis without info other than name and pictures. Please help!
Thanks...


Keywords: Harry Willis
Elaine Klappert Kothe



Entry: 61745
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

TAESOON PARK SR. wrote on July 26, 2007


City and State: SEOUL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for friends. West Virginia, Sg Robert Carrow,
I worked in 5th Air Force Supply Office as a typist.1951


Keywords: Susie Q,worked in 5th Air Force Base Supply office, Looking for friends. 1951


Entry: 61315
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR D'ANNE AULTMAN(EVANS)

TANESHA HUMPHREY wrote on June 14, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: i am doing a project in school and was given this name to research. i have found that she attended the WAVE Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and graduated probably in May of 1952. She had the rank of Ensign, USNR. If you have any information please contact me.

Keywords:


Entry: 61156
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
INFO ON MARGARET B LEWIS WAC

CAROLE JOHNSON wrote on May 29, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Married John R. Snelling USN in civil and Japanese ceremonies while in service

Keywords: Served in Korea (HQ) seperated from WACs as Sgt 1951-?
Recipient of Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, nickname: Peggy



Entry: 61141
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR INFO ON MARGARET

CAROLE JOHNSON wrote on May 29, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Rank at time of seperation: Sgt. -approx 1951

Recipient of Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart
interested in finding out details of her service and awards and hoping to connect with any of her friends

Married John R Snelling (USN) in civil and Japanese ceremonies while serving in Korea

Was asked to interview to be Gen Matthew Ridgway's Secty


Keywords: Served Women's Army Corp in Korea 1950's at HQ
Nickname: Peggy
Married John R Snelling, USN



Entry: 60683
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW

LENORE HICKEY SHIVELY wrote on April 15, 2007


City and State: SONORA CA

Unit: NOT SURE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Fort Sam houston, Texas.
Would love hearing from anyone who was stationed at either base during
1954 to 1955.


Keywords: personal friends


Entry: 59185
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
GRANDMOTHER A WAVE 1953

SARAH BUYNAK wrote on October 12, 2006


City and State: MANSFIELD PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: My Grandmother, Diana Lily Harford, joined the WAVES after she graduated from high school in 1953. She was not in the navy for very long - about a year. I would like to find out more information about her service - I know that she was in Florida and that she met my grandfather there (he was also in the navy)- any help in how to research this would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Navy Waves, Florida, 1953


Entry: 58309
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR BIOLOGICAL GRANDFATHER

MERIDETH SCOTT wrote on July 31, 2006


City and State: DELRAY BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for info on my grandfather.His name was Robert Scott he was I believe a drill sargent at Parris Island.He was stationed there between 1952-1954.He was from Atlanta Ga origonaly.He and my grandmother Rosemary Reidal met while at Parris island.They had gotten married sometime between 52-54 and my father was born in 7-54.My grandmother will not speek about him.This is all the info she will give on him.I would like to know if any of you guys have more info on Robert A. Scott or even Rosemary Reidal?

Keywords: Robert A. Scott or Rosemary K. Reidal


Entry: 58165
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR NURSES THELMA HOOD AND SALLY CINO

KRIS HENSLEY wrote on July 21, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for nurse Thelma Hood and nurse Sally Cino. My father faught in the Korean War and was airlifted to a U.S. military hospital where these nurses attended to him for 8 months or so. Please contact me if you have any idea how I can find information about either of these remarkable ladies. Thank you.

Keywords: Nurses Thelma Hood and Sally Cino - Korean War


Entry: 57686
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR COLLEAGUES WHO KNEW MY AUNT

KRISS SCHRANDT wrote on June 17, 2006


City and State: LANSING MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am interested in individuals who served alongside my Aunt Phyllis whilst she served her country for the Department of Defense: I am intrigued about her life and what she accomplished during her time in Korea. Our family rarely had opportunities to discuss what she did overseas.

Keywords: Phyllis N. Roberts Wednesday, January 4, 2006 1:17 PM EST

Phyllis N. Roberts, 83, of Charlevoix, died Jan. 2, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Phyllis was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Lake City, Mich., to Carlisle A. Roberts and Bertha Hicks Roberts. She graduated from Reed City High School and Michigan State University with a major in foreign languages.

She was employed as a Manpower specialist and management analyst with the United States Department of Defense. She worked in Japan, French Morocco and Korea, retiring in 1985.

She is survived by four sisters, Marjory Himmel of Eastpointe, Arlyle (William) Koehler of Detroit, Mary (James) Schrandt of Lansing and Joan (Fred) Jolliffe of Charlevoix; three brothers, Jack Roberts of Grand Rapids and Charlevoix, James (Ila) Roberts of Harrisville, Pa., and Carl (Martha) Roberts of Northport; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nieces, Laura Lee Roberts and Marcy Roberts; and brother-in-law, Joseph Himmel.

The funeral service for Phyllis will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix. Pastor James Green will officiate. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation will take place 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Winchester Funeral Home.



Entry: 57460
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING TO GATHER PERSONAL STORIES OF MEN AND WOMEN

TONJA COX wrote on May 31, 2006


City and State: PONTIAC MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Hi,
My name is Tonja Cox, and I just finished a book on the homecoming experiences of Vietnam veterans. I am now actively seeking stories from men and especially women who served in Korea. I received several letters from Korean War veterans, asking me to help them get their stories out there to a public that has all but forgotten them. I want to do that now. If you are interested in participating in the writing of this book, please contact me at phoenixfire870@centurytel.net.


Keywords: personal stories, veterans, men, women


Entry: 56471
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
LOOKING FOR LOST RELATIVE

SUE CIESZLAK wrote on March 31, 2006


City and State: DUNEDIN FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for my counsin whom I have never met for a family reunion. His birth name was George Govoni and was born sometime around the the early 1950's. His birth father's name is Thomas Govoni from Massachusetts and I do not know his mother's name. It is possible that his mother was an Army nurse but I am not sure. They married while on active duty in the Army, I believe they were stationed in North or South Carolina. Shortly after George was born, they divorced and our family has never seen or heard from George. I do not have very much to go on so I am hoping that someone reads this message and will be able to help me in my search for my cousin. George has 3 half sisters and 1 half brother and a huge loving family who desperately wants him to be in our lives. Please, if anyone has any information please contact me. Thank all of you who have taken the time to read this and best of luck in your search for loved ones. God Bless.
Sincerely,
Sue


Keywords:


Entry: 56152
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
NEED INFO ON USAF FLT NURSE INSIGNIA

BILL MCLEOD wrote on March 9, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Need to know the date the USAF changed from the WWII style AAF Flight Nurse Wings to the USAF style Flight Nurse Wings?

Also need to know how many different versions of the USAF style Flight Nurse Wing have existed since it replaced the old AAF Wing. For example, I have a late 1950's era USAF Flight Surgeon Wing which has horizontal lines in the back of the shield, however I have never seen a Flight Nurse Wing with that shield design. Current Flight Surgeon and Flight Nurse Wings both have a smooth background in the shield.

Also need to know the date the smaller size USAF Woman Officers Cap Badge was authorized, and what Badge was worn prior to it's introduction? The Female Hat included in the USAF Korean War Flight Nurse display has the larger size male Cap Badge on it.


Keywords: Korean War Flt Nurse Insignia


Entry: 55756
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
FEMALE KOREAN SOLDIERS

JENNIFER PARKER wrote on February 15, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for information on Korean women serving in the war. I know this happened, but am having a hard time finding information. Any leads would be great. Thanks

Keywords: female korean soldiers


Entry: 55318
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
WACS

PHIL SUMMERVILLE wrote on January 21, 2006


City and State: THREE RIVERS MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: looking for anyone knowing Darlene( dot )Summerville
my mother who served as a wac I think it was about 1953 - 1955 she just passed away 01-17-06
would like to hear from anyone who may have known her



Entry: 55121
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
RED CROSS

WILLIAM D. (BILL) TRIPLETT SR. wrote on January 11, 2006


City and State: SOUTH POINT OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Anyone knowing Amilia H Cousins who was at Ascom City near Inchon in 1950 or 51 please let me know. She was with the Red Cross and was from Forest Park, Ill.

Keywords: Red Cross


Entry: 54403
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
KWAJALEIN NURSES MEMORIAL

BEVERLY VENCILL wrote on November 29, 2005


City and State: APO AP

Unit: U.S. ARMY KWAJALEIN ATOLL/REAGAN TEST SITE

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Currently, I am in the process of creating a memorial to the memory of the 11 Nurses and the crew and passengers aboard a C-54 (VR-21), which crashed Oceanside of Kwajalein Island in the Marshall Islands, 19 Sept 1950.
I have the base for a plaque donated. What I need is the plaque. Among my questions regarding these nurses is information specific to Nurse Margarte G Kennedy; her death is listed as 25 Sep 50 "in the states whereas, all my information concludes that no one survived and only four bodies were recovered.




Keywords: Memorial for 11 nurses who were in-route to Yokuska Japan to support the Korean War effort and died in a plane crash 1 1/2 min after take off from Kwajalein, RMI.


Entry: 53397
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
43376

MARILYN MONUS TURVEY wrote on October 2, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 43376
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
DUSTY THE SINGING NURSE FROM OKLAHOMA

MARILYN TURVEY wrote on May 30, 2004


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Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Our Mother, Betty Ann Cook Monus was a "Oklahoma Singing nurse" in the Korean Conflict. She has passed away however we sure would like to know if any of her fellow collegues remember here. In 1953 she was on the front page of the daily Oklahoman dubbed as the "Korean singing nurse" that kept everyone happy as much as possible in a war. She was an Air Force Nurse. She was stationed out of Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma in the 50's. If anyone remembers her, please email. Thanks, Marilyn and Jeanie her devoted daughters

Keywords: Air Force Nurse in the Korean War


Entry: 41346
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
KOREAN-WWII ARMY NURSE CORPS VETS

STEVE MINER wrote on February 28, 2004


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Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for Korean War who were also WWII Army Nurse Corps vets (especially hospital ships) for two reasons:
1) to honor them by collecting their oral history for the Library of Congress (I am a volunteer)
2) to learn more about their experience so I know more about my mom's ANC contribution (she died when I was young).
3)find anyone who served with Major Helen Visnovsky, WWII and Korean War flight evac nurse.

Any help you or your friends can provide would be greatly appreciated.


thanks,
Steve


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Entry: 40232
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
WAC 49-50 8010 TMRS

JOYCE O'NEAL wrote on January 24, 2004


City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit: 8010 TMRS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I worked at the Yokohama train station. Loading troops on to trains to go to other points on their way to Korea. My husband, Duane O'Neal (now deceased) was a veteran of the Korean War also. I am writing this in his memory. If anyone knew him, he was in an engineer unit, I would like to hear from them. I like this site and will probably visit it again.

Keywords: First of all, I was a WAC, Joyce Yonker, stationed in Yokohama in 1949-50. Would like to hear from veterans that were in Japan at that time.


Entry: 36749
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
BOOK PROJECT

DEBORAH (DEBBIE) MCCABE wrote on September 6, 2003


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: VETS or ACTIVES WHO HAVE SERVED, OR ARE SERVING, IN COMBAT AREAS -- I'm putting a book together about the bond that develops among those serving in wars/conflicts. Would you like to express your admiration for, or say "thank you" to, a person or group you served beside? You have a chance to tell the stories that have stayed in your hearts and memories long after the fighting---stories that are usually overlooked in books about combat. Please write or call: (Mrs.) Debbie McCabe, 3710 Mesa Ridge Rd., Houston, TX 77043, 713/895-0542.


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Entry: 28752
WOMEN IN THE KOREAN WAR
KOREAN WAR NURSES

JOSEPH SULLIVAN wrote on October 9, 2002


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Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR ALMA PUGH OR ANY ONE WHO KNEW CLARA
"SULLY" SULLIVAN WHO DIED IN PLANE CRASH IN ALASKA WITH HER HUSBAND DANIEL DRAKE. PLEASE CONTACT ME SHE WAS MY AUNT AND I NEVER KNEW HER.


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