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Entry: 87351
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
X CORPS HQ'S, 5TH LIGHT AIR SECTION

MUZIO PELLEGRINI wrote on October 6, 2013


City and State: YONKERS NY

Unit: 5TH LIGHT AIR SECTION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ON JULY 13 AND JULY 15 1952 THE NEW RUSSIAN JET AND THE 5TH LIGHT
AIR CRAFT HELICOPTER WHERE INVOLVED IN MILITARY ACTIONS ON SEPARATE
DAYS. IF ANYONE HAS ANY information ON THESE COMBAT ACTIONS, PLEAS
CONTACT ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN. THANK YOU..

MUZIO PELLEGRINI


Keywords: PUNCH BOWL MOUNTAINS, NORTH KOREA, 25TH DIVISION INFANTRY SECTOR.
5TH LIGHT AIR CRAFT HELICOPTER
NEW RUSIAN JET



Entry: 83373
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
SGT. AMBROSE SZYMASZEK

JOSEPH SZYMASZEK JR. wrote on June 17, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather was a member of X Corps headquarters and I was
wondering if anyone could provide any sort of information about
what sort of roles he served. What I know is that he was a Cpl
when Seoul fell. The night Seoul fell, he volunteered to drive a
chaplain through enemy territory to deliver last rites to two wounded
Marines, an action for which he received a promotion to Sgt and the
Bronze Star medal. Unfortunately that's all I know. Any other
information would be appreciated.


Keywords:


Entry: 83345
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
KOREA JULY 15, 1952

MUZIO PELLEGRINI wrote on June 14, 2012


City and State: YONKERS NY

Unit: 5TH LIGHT AIR SECTION, XCORP HQ'S

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: On July 14 or 15th 1952, I was a passenger in a 5th
Light Air Section Helicopter on Search mission in the
Punch Bowl Mountains, North Korea, 25th Infantry
Sector for a Downed Jet Pilot. I spotted him hanging
in a tree, I was in a L-19 from the 5th Light Air
Section and we had to leave the area because of
darkness. The next day we were in the Helicopter and
when we were at the area circling to land, a shell
was shot in our direction, wich missed us about 100
feet and hit the side of the mountain, but the
Helicopter was damaged and the pilot lost control and
we crashed into the side of the mountain and turned
upside down and slid down the mountain side about 100
feet. We both were injured, the pilot received broken
ribs I was told. For myself I was taken to the 25th
Division Aid Station and was treated and released.

In my effort to receive a Purple Heart, the
information I needed was not anywhere. I did receive
photo,s of the Herlecopte, a secret command report
that ordance ditroied the Helicopter, took the usable
parts and burned trhe Helicopter. I finally received
the Flight Log of the day in question last year, but
the Herlicopter, the
Pilot's name and my name was not on the log. Also
there was no information I was treated at the aid
station in the 25th Division Sector. Anyone who has
any information on this incident please call me at
914-779-2243. Right now I have my Senator looking
into the matter. I was told that there was
possibility that it was a downed Russian Jet Pilot.

Thank you. It will be 60 years this coming July and
thank God I am still around, I will be 81 this August.


Muzio Pellegrini
914-779-2243


Keywords: Bell Helicopter, July 15, 1952, Punch Bowl Mountain
North Korea



Entry: 82331
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
MAJOR JIM (JIMMY) S. WILSON

DONNA WILSON COFFEY wrote on March 3, 2012


City and State: PORT TOWNSEND WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: James (Jimmy) S. Wilson was my father and I am trying
to find some additional information about him since I
am the last child remaining. I know
that he served in the Army in World War II and also in
Korea. At one time he was a part of special services,
helping to bring entertainment to the troops during the
war. He was a boxer and an artist in his younger life
and a boxing referee when he passed away in Tokyo
following the Carlos Ortiz fight in Manila. Any
information will be helpful.


Keywords:


Entry: 81920
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
MY UNCLE WAS MAJOR JAMES S WILSON TENTH CORP

RODERICK WILSON wrote on January 31, 2012


City and State: BAKER CITY CA

Unit: HIS UNIT X CORPS JAPAN AND KOREA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: X Corps. Hq. 909 Major James S. Wilson known to
friends as Jimmy. Also was a professional boxing
referee. Dated Rita Hayworth.Was my dad's younger
brother and hero. My dad was my hero so i wouldlike
to know more about my uncle Jimmy. He refereed a
boxing match in Tokyo, Japan in 1964 and was found in
his hotel dead of unknown causes. Three years before
i was born. Any info. /photos/stories would be
greatly appreciated.email me
if you like or cal 707-599-4559 god bless



Entry: 77462
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LT.GEN.EDWARD M. 'NED' ALMOND

THOMAS E. (T.E.) MOORE wrote on January 14, 2011


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: LT.GEN EDWARD MALLORY "NED" ALMOND,BORN IN LURAY,VA
IN 1892. SERVICE YEARS, 1916-1953. D/O/B DEC.12,1892-
D/O/D JUNE 11,1979. THE CONTROVERSIAL GENERAL. HE
GRADUATED FROM VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE (VMI)IN
1915, AND BECAME AN INFANTRY OFFICER IN 1916. GEN.
ALMOND WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF GEN.GEORGE MARSHALL, ARMY
CHIEF OF STAFF, DURING WORLD WAR-II, ALSO A GRADUATE
OF VMI. THIS ACCOUNTED IN PART FOR ALMONDS PROMOTION
TO MAJOR GENERAL, AHEAD OF MOST OF HIS PEERS, THEN GEN. MARSHALL PICKED ALMOND TO COMMAND THE 92ND.
INFANTRY DIVISION(1942-1945). IN 1946 GEN.ALMOND WAS
IN JAPAN, AND IN 1949 WAS GEN.MacARTHUR'S GHQ-CHIEF
OF STAFF. IN 1950, IN THE DAI-ICHI BUILDING IN JAPAN,
GEN.MacARTHUR INFORMED GEN.ALMOND(WITH NO EXPERIENCE
WITH AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS)THAT HE WAS TO COMMAND THE
X-CORPS, AS AN ADDITIONAL DUTY TO HIS CHIEF OF STAFF
JOB TO GEN.MacARTHUR. THAT WAY X-CORPS WOULD SERVE
DIRECTLY UNDER GEN.MacARTHUR'S OWN FAR EAST COMMAND.
THE X-CORPS WAS MADE UP OF THE 3RD. AND 7TH. INFANTRY
DIVISIONS, AND THE 1ST.MARINE DIVISION, WITH A CORPS
OF SERVICE SUPPORT GEARED FOR ABSOLUTE X-CORPS
INDEPENDENCE. AFTER INCHON, THE X-CORPS WAS TO LAND
AT WONSAN, AND IWON, ON THE EAST COAST OF KOREA, AND
FIGHT NORTH TO THE YALU RIVER.---------------------


Keywords: X-CORPS--KOREA ---------- 3RD. and 7TH.INFANTRY DIVISIONS + 1ST.MARINE DIVISION---


Entry: 73582
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM HQ.CO19TH ENG COMBAT GP

WALTER SALVATORE wrote on February 16, 2010


City and State: FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Unit: HQ CO 19TH ENGINEER COMBAT GP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: bobby.brown cpl hale sgt walls


Entry: 70324
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
8TH ARMY, 69TH TRANSPORTATATION TRUCK BN, X CORPS,

LAURIE HOLLAND wrote on May 26, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: ELKTON MD

Unit: DAD'S: X CORPS HQ, 69TH TRANSPORATION TRUCK BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to help Dad (Frank Heiss--nicknamed "sko-shee" (meaning tiny).
He is trying to find fellow soldiers since his records were burned in a fire.
He served in Korea December 1951 to May 1953, 8th army X corps 69th
transportation truck batallion, He was in charge of maintenance. He is
looking for William Gentry, Ralph Gasser, Dick Diaz, Sgt. Barker, Captain
Schannie or anyone that may remember him. He has many pictures of
these soldiers and needs to reconnect. Please email me and I can put you
in touch.


Keywords: "SKO-SHEE", 69th transportation truck bn, 8th army, x corps


Entry: 60162
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
HQ CO 19TH ENG COMBAT GP

WALTER SALVATORE wrote on February 28, 2007


City and State: FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Unit: HQ CO 19TH ENG COMBAT GP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: looking for anyone from hq co 19th eng combat gp

1950--1951.



Entry: 57298
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
COL. VINCENT L. BOYLAN

ROY BOYLAN wrote on May 24, 2006


City and State: MILLERSVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am researching the life and military career of my uncle, Vincent L. "Moe" BOYLAN. His service record indicates he was assigned to Headquarters, X Corps in December 1952. I would like to contact anyone who knew him.

Keywords: X Corps


Entry: 54033
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
CPL ALFRED BERNARDY

CHRIS BERNARDY wrote on November 10, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: HIGHLAND CA

Unit: X CORP HDQTRS CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Uncle Alfred J. Bernardy was assigned to X Corp. HQ Company. He was reported as missing in action on November 29, 1950. The US Army sent a letter stating he was part of Task Force Drydale and was not listed as a POW by Johnnie Johnson. Does anyone have any firsthand knowledge of this headquarter company and it's action in task force Drysdale?

Keywords: X Corps Headquarter Co.
Task Force Drysdale
November 29, 1950



Entry: 48013
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
ANYONE FROM 2/31ST. INF.BN.-1968-1969

FRED WENDEL wrote on January 8, 2005


City and State: SAVANNA IL

Unit: HHC 2BN.31ST. INF. 7TH.INF.DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for fellow Medics from HHC 2/31St.Inf.
George Siembedia,Willie Gressett,Walter(BUD)Ingram,Larry Hecox,Jimmy G. Williams,Victor Rodriguez,Gerald Rodriguez.


Keywords: Wendel,Camp Casey,Camp Matta D,M.Z. ,Line Pappa,Tong-Du-Chon,Yon-Ju-Gol,Shang-Pari


Entry: 45834
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
KOREAN HELICOPTER CRASH 7/14/52 PUNCH BOWL

JERRY KRAWCZYK wrote on September 16, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: WHITE PLAINS NY

Unit: VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Would like any information on the crash of a bell helicopter in Korea Punch Bowl on July 14, 1952. Capt. Dunaway and Lt Alcor knew of incidence. Need this informationj to confirm injuries sustained to support issuing Purple Heart to a Veteran Cpl. Muzio Pellegrini, RA 12334372. Long overdue. Would appreciate any information. Tail number H-13D 51-2454. Another helicopter extracted crew of downed chopper and may have information to confirm this incident
Thanks.


Keywords: Helicopter Tail # H-13D 51-2454
Punch Bowl Korea 07/14/52
Capt. Dunaway an d Lt. Alcor



Entry: 45671
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LOOKING FOR HELICOPTER PILOTS

MUZIO PELLEGRINI wrote on September 7, 2004


City and State: YONKERS NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 43023
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
B CO 1ST. BATTALION 31ST INF 7THINF DIV

JO O'HARA wrote on May 13, 2004


City and State: AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:
I have found info that seems to indicate that a cousin, Charles Eugene Elmore, as identified above, would have been reassigned to Task Force Drysdale, is there anyway to confirm or refute this information? He is listed MIA to KIA Nov. 29, 1950. Some family members have been told that he was last seen alive sitting leaned against a tree and was wounded, other family says that his place of loss was 3 to 5 miles North of Koto ri. Confirmation of this and any additional information about him or his unit would be greatly appreciated. TIA


Keywords: Task Force Drysdale????


Entry: 41670
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
SGT. MORGAN E MOORE

LEIGH MOORE-BRASWELL wrote on March 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Sgt Morgan E. Moore, deceased, 1987, was awarded the Bronze star for valor and courage on 10 December 1950 for helping convoy break out of ambush. Anyone knowing him please contact me. I have many photos he left of his comrade soldiers.

Keywords: Sudong, Korea December 10, 1950


Entry: 41669
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
SGT. MORGAN E MOORE

LEIGH MOORE-BRASWELL wrote on March 11, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Sgt Morgan E. Moore, deceased, 1987, was awarded the Bronze star for valor and courage on 10 December 1950 for helping convoy break out of ambush. Anyone knowing him please contact me. I have many photos he left of his comrade soldiers.

Keywords: Sudong, Korea December 10, 1950


Entry: 39630
X CORPS HQ HQ CO

JOHN (JACK) P. BURGOYNE wrote on January 1, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: CYNTHIANA KY

Unit: 981ST FA BN/HQ - HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Korea 981 FA BN, HQ and HQ

Bronze Star June 5-6, anyone in this engagement, please contact.


Keywords: Sandbag, Heartbreak


Entry: 39525
X CORPS HQ HQ CO

MARK STEVENS wrote on December 29, 2003


City and State: GOLCONDA IL

Unit: COMPANY X 174TH MP BN ADJUTANT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: HE HAD SAID HE WAS IN A BASTARD UNIT THAT RUN WERE THEY WAS NEEDED

Keywords:


Entry: 39524
X CORPS HQ HQ CO

MARK STEVENS wrote on December 29, 2003


City and State: GOLCONDA IL

Unit: COMPANY X 174TH MP BN ADJUTANT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: HE HAD SAID HE WAS IN A BASTARD UNIT THAT RUN WERE THEY WAS NEEDED

Keywords:


Entry: 39523
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
INFO. ABOUT MY FATHER

MARK STEVENS wrote on December 28, 2003


City and State: GOLCONDA IL

Unit: COMPANY X 174TH MP BN ADJUTANT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY father passed AWAY back in march 2003.WOULD LIKE TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT MY father during the war he did,nt say a whole lot about it.I know HE WAS A MP i thank of company X,he was in INCHON,CHOSIN,WAS MAc AUTHERs honor GUARD,He HAD TOLD ME THERE WAS THiNKS HE COULD NEVER TALK ABOUT. THERE WAS A MAN JOHN Seal HE SAID WAS LIKE A bother ,he could trust with his life while he was on guard.iT SAYS ON HIS DISCHARGE PAPER 174,MP BN ADJUTANT THEY TOLD HIM AT THE Va.some of his records was destoyed in fire at JB he never received A BRONZE STAR,purple heart, they saided they didnt have records on it.if anyone has any iformation , my email adress is markstevens454@msn.com

Keywords:


Entry: 39522
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
INFO. ABOUT MY FATHER

MARK STEVENS wrote on December 28, 2003


City and State: GOLCONDA IL

Unit: COMPANY X 174TH MP BN ADJUTANT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY father passed AWAY back in march 2003.WOULD LIKE TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT MY father during the war he did,nt say a whole lot about it.I know HE WAS A MP i thank of company X,he was in INCHON,CHOSIN,WAS MAc AUTHERs honor GUARD,He HAD TOLD ME THERE WAS THINKS HE COULD NEVER TALK ABOUT. THERE WAS A MAN JOHN Seal HE SAID WAS LIKE A bother ,he could trust with his life while he was on guard.iT SAYS ON HIS DISCHARGE PAPER 174,MP BN ADJUTANT THEY TOLD HIM AT THE Va.some of his records was destoyed in fire at JB he never received A BRONZE STAR,purple heart, they saided they didnt have records on it.

Keywords:


Entry: 39249
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
FIGHTING 4TH 50-52

DAVID BURNETT wrote on December 18, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: OSWEGO NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for more info on my grandfathers unit, he was wth the army 4th signal bn but cant remember if he was with the first or the 7th marines , was at the invasion of inchon , puson hamhung, hungnam, wonson , he knows some of the "chosin " but wasnt there his DD214 has 5 bronze stars - just currious about his buddies "gram" and sgt M.C.Dooley of 2nd const.plt 1st team 1950 52 I would like any photos information or just some feedback,so we can pass things on through generations you shall not be forgotten any longer!!

Keywords: "J.R"or (Jay R) Burnett. inchon, puson,hungnam, hamhung,wonsan.4th signal attached 1st marine div or 7th (cant remember)


Entry: 38022
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
1ST MARINE DIVISION REG.

STEVE GONSALVES wrote on November 4, 2003


City and State: NEW BEDFORD MA

Unit: INCHON BEACH GROUP ONE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: i'm looking for anyone who might have known my Dad. he was in the invation of Inchon on Sept. 15th 1950, and was attached to the 1st marine division reg. He passed away in July of 2003. He received the presidential citation unit award. Please contact me if you had any contact with him.

Keywords: charles gonsalves us navy lst


Entry: 36502
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
10TH CORP, 4TH SIGNAL BAT, C COMPANY

FERRIS BARGER JR. wrote on August 26, 2003


City and State: MUSTANG OK

Unit: 10TH CORP, 4TH SIGNAL BATTALION 1950-51 C

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My Uncle was a member of the US Army in the 10th Corp, 4th Signal Bat, Company C and has lost his address book of the people he served with in the above unit. He would like to make contact with his Unit Commander a LT Barnes, Tenn. Has forgotten his First name. If anyone might have a list of names and address of this unit he would appreciate any information. He doesn't have a computer so I mention I would try and see what I could find out, here is his name and address.
Bill A Lemmon
RT 1
Sayre, Oklahoma 73662
Phone Number 1-580-729-7602
THANKS Ferris Barger Jr


Keywords: 10 Corp, 4th Signal Battalion, Company C 1950-1952


Entry: 35965
X CORPS HQ HQ CO

MICHAEL HALLIER wrote on July 31, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: KANSAS CITY KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 34277
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LOOKING FOR CONTACTS

THOMAS V. SIMONS wrote on May 19, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: PLYMOUTH MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother is Ed Simons. All he remembers is 4th sig bat, 8th army, X-corps. He was also with the 2nd (Indianhead), 1st Marines. His tour ended August 52'. Any chance you would remember him. Everybody calls him Cy or Sy.


Keywords: Nickname = Sy
Mainly code work, relay



Entry: 32553
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
THOSE WHO WERE WITH UNIT 1951-1952

HARLAN MILLS SR. wrote on March 6, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: PROSSER WA

Unit: HEADQUARTERS X CORPS ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Colder in the mountains in winter and hot in the summer

Keywords: Was Jackpots Baker Chief Switchboard Operator. Later part of service in Korea on the east side of the mountain range on east coast. Friend Bill Lowdel who was in Jackpot Adam Chief switchboard operator


Entry: 31811
X CORPS HQ HQ CO

DONALD CHARTIER SR. wrote on February 7, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit: XCORPS HONOR GUARD-179 REG.45TH DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 28698
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
JAMES LUCY

BRIAN LUCY wrote on October 6, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father James E. Lucy served in Korea with the X corps and I believe he wa a combat engineer attached to a marine unit. I know he was at Inchon and Chosin. If anyone has any info please let me know. thank you and I wish all of you luck in your lives.

Keywords: X corps, Chosin, Father


Entry: 27598
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
BATTLEFIELD COMMISION 13-18 JULY 1953 SERVING WITH ROK CAPTIOL DIVISION ON STEEL RIDGE

JOHN R. CARPENTER wrote on August 15, 2002


City and State: LA MESA CA

Unit: ONE OF THE AMERICANS WITH RADAR WHO BECAME A 2ND L

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MISTAKE FOUND - X Corp not IX Corp!!!

Battlefield commision 13-18 July 1953 serving with ROK Captiol Division on Steel Ridge
Message: 65352 - John R. Carpenter wrote on 2002-07-05 15:10:10,
jrcrin001@cox.net
Unit: Spec Unit attached to ROK Capitol Div - X Corp

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 X 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



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: 23316
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
CASIMIR BIED

CULLAN BIED wrote on February 20, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 23201
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
HELP ME FIND OLD UNIT

ARNOLD TOMBLIN wrote on February 16, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: any one who was in this unit please email me
want to know if anyone remembers this outfit


Keywords: 4th signal batt 10 corp(jade) T and T company


Entry: 21731
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
DAD WAS A JEEP DRIVER NEAR SEOUL

PAM HARRIS wrote on December 25, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was a Jeep Driver in Seoul, during the Korean War. I believe his paperwork states: HQ GO 9th Infantry. Not sure what that means, can anyone help. His name is P.W. (Prentis Wayne) Burden. He was injured in an accident near Old Baldy; from a Mortar Shot. His friend by the last name Schwartz was driving another Jeep behind him. Can anyone provide me with any information on my dad, from Walton, KY or a Mr. Schwartz from the Louisville/Lexington, KY area. Thanks for your help, in advance.

Keywords: P.W. (Prentis Wayne) Burden; Old Baldy; Jeep Driver; HQ Division


Entry: 21460
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
WOULD LIKE INFO ON FRANK L. MADOTT 88 MP/X CORPS

STACEY BUOY wrote on December 13, 2001


City and State: BALDWIN PARK CA

Unit: MET FRANK MADOTT YESTERDAY - WOULD LIKE MORE INFO

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 19835
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
X CORP HDQ JAN. 1952

MANNIN STARLING wrote on October 8, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: RICHMOND HILL GA

Unit: X CORP ARTILLERY HDQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Jeep driver for Brgd. General Kenneth S. Sweeney
Jan. 1952 until about April 1952

Looking for Sergent "Kalb" of the motor pool



Keywords:


Entry: 18471
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LT. CHARLES K. (KEN OR KENNETH HEBERT, MIA NOV. 28, 1950

CHARLES K. (KEN) HEBERT JR. wrote on August 4, 2001


City and State: COCOA BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information of battles or people who may have known my father, Charles K.(Ken)Hebert. Arrived in Korea on nov. 14, 1950, via Japan, Hawaii, Ft. Lawton Wash., Ft. Monmouth NJ.
MIA on Nov. 28, 1950. Possibly traveling from Yusong to near Hamhung, then on to near the Chosin Reservoir. My father according to a letter of 11/27/50, was taking a group of 10 American soldiers and 30 South Korean Soldiers to a forward position when they were overrun and went missing. Have some of the names of the Korean Soldiers. Would like to hear from others who were there or those who may have some info.


Keywords: U.S Army,Headquarters Co. X Corps, on 11/28/50 was part of Task Force Drysdale, components of which were G company/1st Marines, 41st Commando Battalion of the British Royal Marines, B Company/31st Regiment.



Entry: 15854
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NEEDING PHOTO IDENTIFICATIONS

LEAH HAMON wrote on April 8, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have several photos of men in Army uniforms that one of my uncles sent home, probably in 1950. I am guessing they were his buddies. These would have been taken in 1949 or 1950. My uncles' names are Charles (Charlie) and Billy (Bill) Counts, from Virginia. They were both in Korea at the same time, do not know which one sent the pictures home but I think it was Charles. He was in the 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division.
If any of these names sound familiar please let me know. Thank you very much.

Names: Simke, 8 Ball, Stup, O'Neal (or O'Neel), Geary, Mo (or Mr.) Gray.


Keywords: Simke, 8 Ball, Stup, O'Neal, Geary, Mo (or Mr.) Gray. 1949-1950 Army


Entry: 13301
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
CAPTAIN THOMAS F WALSH

BRIAN G. WALSH wrote on November 27, 2000

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City and State: AKRON OH

Unit: G-4 EUSAK

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN MY FATHER, Capt. Tom Walsh, I HAVE PICTURES OF COLONEL ROBERT O STONE,ROBERT B PARTRIDGE,A CAPT. DUNN,LT. COLONEL CARASONE, Bloody Nose, etc.

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Entry: 12822
X CORPS HQ HQ CO

ROBERT H. (BOB) ROGERS wrote on November 9, 2000


City and State: ANN ARBOR MI

Unit: 10 TH CORPS HEADQUARTERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 10 TH CORPS HEADQUARTERS

Keywords: 10 th Corps Hq. Radio Platon Leader Batallion??
1955



Entry: 12559
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
CG'S MOBILE CP

CHUCK WINGATE wrote on October 26, 2000

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City and State:

Unit: HQ - HQ CO X CORPS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served as a machine gunner in X Corps CG Almond's mobile CP. The CP consisted of two jeeps with 50 cal. mounted machine guns, one radio jeep and the GC' jeep. I served in this position from the Inchon landing until X Corps evacuated North Korea. I am trying to locate other members of the mobile CP group.

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Entry: 9379
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
DICK COOK

TOM COOK wrote on June 15, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for information about my father when he was in korea only know that he was in the x corp and that he recieved a bronz star. possible may have been a radio operator. anyone who may have known him please e-mail me thank you.

Keywords: X corp sargent Richard(Dick) C Cook from Iowa


Entry: 8371
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
RENEW ACQUAINTANCES

JAMES LAKIN wrote on May 1, 2000

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City and State: TITUSVILLE FL

Unit: 10TH CORPS HQ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from any of my fellow men
who remember me from that time.


Keywords: AG Casualty Section


Entry: 8063
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
ARMOR SECTION 1950-52

RALPH W. BOOTZ wrote on April 18, 2000


City and State: SUMMERFIELD FL

Unit: IX CORPS, ARMOR SECT (1950-1952)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Was with Amor Sec, IX CORPS from 1950-52 Korea.
10th Inf Div 62nd hvy Tk Bn, Hq and Sev Co. Personel Section, receiving inductees 1949-50


Keywords: Anyone on line from IX CORPS in Korea from
1950-1952?
Also any person from 10th Inf Div, 1949.-1950., 62nd Hvy Tk Bn Hq and Sv



Entry: 7798
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
HQ CO - JAMES E. BRYANT

JAMES ENGLISH III wrote on April 3, 2000

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City and State: TALLAHASSEE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for James E. Bryant-10 Corp Arty Hq

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Entry: 6450
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LT.COL. WILLIAM T. DAVIS

JUNE DAVIS LITTLER wrote on January 25, 2000

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City and State: GAINESVILLE FL

Unit: X CORPS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I need information on my father who was with X Corps when he died on Oct. 4, 1951. Any first or second hand information would be helpful and appreciated. Have also lost track of my half-brother, William Benjamin Davis, who was 17 months old at that time. Billy: Please get in touch with me. I have Dad's dress sword that belongs to YOU.

Keywords: Bill Davis, Signal Corps


Entry: 6095
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
LOOKING FOR X CORPS '50 CHOSIN RES.

BOB RAINES wrote on January 9, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I found in my fathers old papers, he died in '77. a map of Korea where he had marked (I believe) where he had been, with the dates.24 Sept.'50-Bessemer Victory,Inchon,Kimpo,Seoul. 5Nov.'50-8 Dec.'50-Hungham/Hamhung. If anyone out there has ANY information on these areas or about the X Corps I would really be thankful

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Entry: 5945
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
CPL BILLY COUNTS

KEVIN COUNTS wrote on December 31, 1999

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City and State: HAYSI VA

Unit: HSC, 3D MI BN (AE)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for any information that can be provided about my second cousin Billy Counts. I'd appreciate any help in closing the door on what happened. All I know is that he was with HHC X Corps and was listed MIA 30 Nov. 1950. Thank you.

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Entry: 5655
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
RENEW MEMORIES

ROBERT JOHNSON wrote on December 16, 1999


City and State: KNIGHTSTOWN IN

Unit: X CORPS (ADV) RADIO - CABLE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: X CORPS (ADV) RADIO and CABLE

Keywords: Chosen



Chosin Reservoir, Hagaru Ri, Hungnam, Hamhung, Inchon, Ulsan hill # 1221









Entry: 2949
X CORPS HQ HQ CO
HQ HQ CO

PAUL HERNANDEZ wrote on April 17, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: MIDDLEVILLE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My uncle Kenneth Rohrbacher Died in korea, and
i would like any information anyone would be able to tell me about my uncle.i Hope to find someone who might have been with my uncle at hte time of his death or would have any info on my uncle.
Thank You


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