3rd Bn Contact
19th Inf, 3rd Bn ('51-52)
Contact Name: Mr. B. E. Roberts
1325 12th St
McHenry, IL 61265-3066
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Nov 8, 1951
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995
Am interested in finding any details regarding my brother,
Pvt Philip T McGowan killed in action in North Korea, Nov 8th, 1951.
Your assistance is appreciated.
(contd from KWP)
Here is the NARA information. You may use the DD Form 180 to
request the full record from St. Louis. We reccommend that your
request be sent via your Congressman to expidite the request.
Mc Gowan, Philip T.
24th ID, 19th IR.
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996
I am looking for Arthur Gilbert Whitaker. He died in the Korean War.
Age approx. 21. I am looking for my Uncle's father. He does not have
any more information on Arthur.
4/2/96 Update from KWP
Rank CPL E-4
KIA Hostile Action
Unit 19th Infantry, 24th Div
My name is Brad Simcox, I am looking for several men. Their names
were Williams, Burch, and Gutschall.
My father's name is Horace Burton Simcox, he was in Pusan with
24th Division, 19th Infantry. The pictures I have are dated October
Williams was from Tyler TX. and Burch was from Florida. Some other
names are Russo, McKay, Brown, Nettesheim.
My Dads birthday is in June I would like to try to get in touch with
any I could so they might talk on the phone.
Pleas E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much.
William L. Tyler, Ms..
See also: 5th RCT
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 1
From: email@example.com (Robert Rush )
Subject: looking for William L. Tyler
My name is John Rush. I am looking for William L. Tyler of
Mississippi. I believe he was in the 19th Infantry Regiment, but am
sure he was in the 24th Infantry Division in 1951-52.
Any help you can provide would be appreciated. I served with George
Company 5th RCT 51-52.
John R. Rush
C Co, 3rd Platoon
See Also: POW
On Sat, 28 Sep 1996
Jim Slagle firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My name is Jim Slagle and my Dad, Donald Lee Slagle, was a POW for 32
months. He was in camp #5 24th division 19th Infantry Regiment Co. Third
platoon. He has been trying to locate some of the guys he was in camp
with. I think it would do him a lot of good if he could talk to someone
who knew what he went through over there. I searched your data-base and
found out one of them, Peter Oles, had died. I wish he had access to
your page it is really great.
Do you know of any other pages that I might hit to learn more about what
he went through?
He is also looking for a, Glenn House, 19th infantry 24th division born
in Boise Idaho.
Also a, Samuel E. Ward, same infantry and division.
Donald was wounded returned to unit and later wounded and captured.
Re: Don Slagle
On Thu, 13 Feb 1997 WALLEN2@TAMPABAY.RR.COMwrote:
Where have you been? haven't heard from you since the reunion many
We were together in Japan and later in Korea both were captured and
spent time in camp 5. Have seen a lot of the guys over the years.
We still have the reunions. Would write more if I had your address.
There is a pow reunion in July in Knoxville Tenn.
Bill Allen C Co.
19th.inf. 24th inf div.
more from Bill:
On Sun, 16 Feb 1997 WALLEN2@TAMPABAY.RR.COM wrote:
Korean War EX-POW
David E. FORTUNE
1052 Nine Times Road
Pickens, SC. 29671
Ted this is the head honcho of the group. Get on the mailing list
of the EX-POW,s
The reunion this year in Knoxville Tenn. July 21-27.
Host Hotel- Holiday Inn,
525 Henley St. downtown 37302
Hope to get a chance to meet you.
I & R Platoon
On Fri, 18 Oct 1996
John Green wrote:
BRIGHTON, MI 48116
Looking for info re; 19th inf regt i & r platoon winter 51-52.
I was tech sgt squad ldr, later in S-3 under capt. patch, Lt. Ambrose
Had memorable softball game during one reserve period, officers vs.men
more from John---
HQ & HQ Co
On Mon, 4 Nov 1996 John Green wrote:
Vet 19th inf 24th div hq & hq co-I&R platoon sping-winter 1951
Last cmdr Col McKinney S-3 was Capt Patch. Is he living--son of WWII
Gen Patch Buddy in 21s reg. James M.Daly was killed late, just before
armistice He was BAR man.
I rotated out the week he was killed.
Tommy Connolly - M Co
On Sun, 24 Nov 1996
Upated: 12 Oct 1999
John Connolly email@example.com wrote:
I am trying to locate anybody who served with my brother in Japan or
Korea 1948-1951. He was with M Company, 19th Infantry, 24th div. He
served in Korea with the first troops of the 24th until 1951. I am
trying to put a family history together. I lost my left arm in the
battle of Chinaman's hat when I was with F Company, 23rd Infantr
Regiment 2nd (Indianhead) Infantry Division. 45 yrs after I was
wounded, I learned which battle I lost my arm in and who saved my life.
Thanks for the availability of the data base.
Update Nov 12, 1997
John Connolly Home Page
On Sun, 1 Dec 1996 Evert Moose Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org
P O Box 643
Sunbury, PA 17801
Would like to contact former soldiers from all
companies. July '50- Jun '51 1st BN 19th Inf
On Fri, 6 Dec 1996 Teresa Hayden email@example.com wrote:
My father's name was Bernice Sherrill Hayden. He was born and raised
in Wise, Virginia. He was in Korea in the mid 50's. He was reluctant
to talk about his experience in the military. After he returned from
Korea, he attended East Tennessee State University. He obtained his
degree in Business and became certified to teach. He taught elementary
school in Pound, Virginia for 25 years.
On my father's DD214 form, his most significant duty assignment is
stated as CO "A" 19th INF REGT (Korea). My uncle stated that my father
trained in Japan for duty with the mountain troops ski patrol prior to
being sent to Korea.
Apparently, daddy served 2 months in Korea in some sort of front
line activity. After this 2 month stint, daddy obtained a position as a
morning report clerk.
My father died in 1985 of Cancer. I would like to learn more about his
experience while in Korea.
3rd Bn, Item Co.
On Sun, 15 Dec 1996 Doug firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am searching for Frank Schultz originally from Iowa he was in the 24th
inf div 19 inf reg 3rd batallion i company 1st platoon 1st squad
doug field email@example.com
wolcott, vt 05680
On Mon, 6 Jan 1997 TankWill1@aol.com wrote:
I would like to hear from anyone who was with Medical Company 19th. Reg.
24th. Div. July 1953 to Nov 1954
Bill Tankersley (Tank) Baltimore area
3rd Bn, Item Co
On Wed, 8 Jan 1997 Gregwsps@aol.com wrote:
Doug Field of Wolcoitt, Vt contacted you concerning this on 12/15/96.
We served in 1951 24th infantry Div. 19th infantry reg. 3rd bat. ,
i company 1st platoon, 1st squad.
35 woodbine Ave Feasterville Pa 19053
( 215 )-355-0786
19th Infantry Rgt - POW
On Tue, 7 Jan 1997 Tina Hutto wrote:
5633 County Road 217
Hillsboro, AL 35643
Am interested in finding out more about POW in Korean War.
My father was a prisoner in a holding camp near the
38th paralell, he was in 24th Div., 19th regiment, Company
K. He was put in a holding camp, because he had been
shot and was not able to make it to a camp site.
I have very much enjoyed your articles. My father does
not talk about this and I am very much interested.
1st Bn/ 19th Infantry Rgt
The following is from a letter to the KWP
Nov. 12, 1996
I would like to hear from you (read anyone out here- ed note) concerning
the Korean War. I was in the Korean War from Oct 2nd 1950 until
I was with the 24th Infantry Division, 19th Rgt, 1st Bn. and my
serial number was # 17293766.
I hear so much about the Viet Nam war but never anything aoubt
the Korean War, it was a war wasn't it?
I think we should be known as well as the rest, as we defended our own
25 Speyer Ct.
Lander, Wy 82520
B Company 19 IR
On Sat, 8 Feb 1997
Deb firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
My dad served in Korea, 24th Infantry, Co.B, l9th Regiment,
Purple Heart recipient. He is active in veterans issues and stays in
contact with people he served with. I am interested in anyone
with any information pertaining to the company my dad was in.
His name is Raymond, (Buzz), Cooley, Tiffin, Ohio. I forward any
mail or information I gather to him. I treasure my freedom and am
grateful to all who served and fought for it.
Easy Company - 19IR
On Thu, 13 Mar 1997
Thomas J. Thiel email@example.com wrote:
19147 Park Place Blvd.
Eustis, FL 32736
I served in Easy Company, 19th Infantry Division from May 1951
to Feb 1952. Would like to hear from anyone even remotely related
to that unit.
Drafted in Nov 1950 at Toledo, OH; native of Upper Sandusky,
A Company - 19 IR
On Sun, 2 Mar 1997
My father was in Company A, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry
Division. He is Looking for a friend named Richard (Dick) Perrin and
a friend named Ronald Wierick.
Because of my father along with all of our vets my family and I are
free and If I could reunite him with just one friend it would be my
way of saying thank you to him. My father's name is
Delbert Eugene Massey.
B Company - 19 IR
On Mon, 3 Mar 1997
Raymond Cooley firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Interested in hearing from anyone who served with
24th Infantry Division, 19th Regiment, Co.B from;
7-50 through 4-51, Korea.
Heavy Weapons Co
From a letter
Michael R. Bailey
982 Rill Road
Reading, Pa 19606
I am interested in receiving any information concerning your
organization. My father served in Korea from the outbreak in
June 1950 until the war's end. He was with the 24th Inf Div,
19th IR Heavy Weapons Co.
He was captured and made a POW in November 1950. My
father's name: Robert D. Bailey, Jr USA Ret.
I am interested in the history of the unit and Division.
From Letter to KWP:
I would like to hear from you (anyone) concerning the war. I was
in the Korean War from Oct 2n 1950 unitl Sept 1953. I was
with the 24th Inf Div, 19th IR 1st Bn.
I think we should all be known as well as the res (other wars) as
we defended also.
25 Speyer Dr
Landon, Wy. 82520
19th IR - POW - Died in Camp
On Thu, 16 Jan 1997
Lisa Warren email@example.com wrote:
Hello! I'm a reporter with a small newspaper in East Tennessee. I'm
looking for any information at all on a Korean POW from Greeneville,
Tennessee named Delmar Ray Ward. His name was among those listed in
the Tiger's Survivors List, which was kept by Wayne "Johnnie" Johnson
and written about in a recent article in Reader's Digest.
The only thing I know about Mr. Ward was that he was 19-years-old
when he died in a POW camp in 1950. He was in the 24th Infantry
Anyone out there who may have ANY information at all or may know
how I can access this information, please e-mail me at
If you wish, you can call me at our newspaper at 423-638-4181 and ask
for either me (Lisa Warren) or Bob Hurley, another reporter who is
also working on the story. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!
Mr. Ward was declared a casualty:
Date of Cas: July 16, 1950
KIA: July 16, 1950
On Thu, 20 Mar 1997
Barry Boecher wrote:
Beaumont, TX 77707-2420
Looking for information on my cousin Edward Matchett, who was
killed in Korean War.
On Sat, 31 May 1997
Barry Boecher wrote:
In studying my cousins death in Korea, Edward Matchett, who was with
the 24th Infantry Div and killed July 16, 1950 I find that his funeral
was not until Aug 28, 1951. A memorial service was held in Oak Park,IL
with internment in Paw Paw, MI. A Fort Custer Detail performed the
military rites at the grave site.
Lewis W Bratton 19 IR
On Tue, 11 Mar 1997
Jimmie Evans firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
165 Palisades Dr #1208
Universal City, TX 78148
My grandfather, Louis Bratton, died while a prisoner of war during the
Danville, IL (or Georgetown, IL)
Was Captain (or Major) and reenlisted in Army with the rank of Master
I would also like to know if he is in a burial site, be it a mass
burial site, or what?
Your consideration and help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Lt Jimmie L Evans II
Rgt. Supply Company
On Tue, 15 Apr 1997
Tom Thomas email@example.com wrote:
My father was in Korea from January 1951 to early 1952 with the 24th
Division, 19th Infantry Regiment, Regimental Supply Company. I recently
did a watercolor painting for him for Christmas of the truck he drove
while he was there.
I found a picture of it in a box at home and he said I could have it.
The truck originally belonged to the 34th regiment, and after they were
wiped out, the truck was assigned to him.
I would like to have you dedicate it to my father, Cpl. John C. Thomas,
and the men who kept the supply lines flowing for the war effort. Please
let me know if you decide to use it, so I can show it to my dad.
The name of the painting is ..."Service 16"
Thank you for your time.
KIA July 16, 1950
On Tue, 15 Apr 1997
Barry Boecher firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am doing research on my family and am seeking information on my
cousin, EDWARD W. MATCHETT, who was killed in Korea 16, July 1950. His
rank was SFC, Service # 46019935.
Thank you for your time.
Anti Tank Plt
Updated 3/05/99 by editor
On Sat, 3 May 1997 1
Joyce Masher Email address wrote:
A friend of mine is trying to locate a person who served with him in the
Korean war. info that he has at this time is as follow: name:
Benjamin Taranto, etc. not sure. he lived in flatbush,
ny at the time.
19th regiment, 24th infintry div, anti tank mine platoon. Ralph Lapore
from (Exeter, pa.) is looking for him. nickname was Benny. or info on
how to find if this person is still alive.
Update: On Tue, 2 Mar 1999 John and Helen Taranto Email address wrote:
John (Benny) and Ralph Lapore were reunited on 3/01/99 thru your
website. In the last 24 hours there have been so many communications
between Ralph's friends who posted the message, Ralph and John.
We are expecting pictures to be e-mailed to us at any time.
Again, many thanks to you.
John & Helen
On Mon, 10 May 1999
Joyce Masher Email addresswrote:
I would like to add a message that Ralph Lepore, of Exeter, Pa.is
looking for Earl Nugent, Buffalo, NY, from the 19th regiment, 24th
infantry, anti tank platoon in the Korean War. Any one knowing of his
where abouts would be greatly appreciated.
On Sat, 24 May 1997
Charles Hull wrote:
611 Washington Ave
Hagerstown, Md 21740
datein: july 1950 dateout: sept. 1951
Looking for Carmen Pegaliarea. Last time seen at HQ.Co. going back
to his re outfitwhich was the 19 th Infantry.
He was fron Boston Mass. Last known address was
201 Thatcher Ave.
On Tue, 27 May 1997
Paul Knapke email@example.com wrote:
Re: Kum River engagement
My uncle, Cpl. Anthony "Ank" Knapke, was captured in Korea less than
three weeks after he landed in July(?) 1950. He had served in Japan
after WWII and reupped when the Korean war started.
He died in a death march, probably not long after that. I believe his
name may be on the "Johnson's list" or "Tiger's list" mentioned in the
January Readers Digest article.
Does anyone have information about my uncle? Also, I am looking for
information on several men of the 19th regmt.
Edwin Ryan, a chaplain's asst. was a buddy of my uncle before the
Korean War. Ryan survived the war. I would really like to contact him.
I am also interested in contacting the family of Rev. Herman Felhoelter
who was killed July 16th at Taepyong-ni.
I also would like any info on Eugene Gawlick, who may also have
been a buddy.
He started in Co. A, but ended up in Head & Head Co. He was captured
at the Kum River on July 16, 1950 and died in the Death March on
November 4, 1950. Edwin Ryan was a kind man who sent some very welcome
letters to my grandmother when Anthony was MIA.
More:I have also pursued this line of questions through the
Tiger Survivors organization. A man named Shorty Estabrook gave me
some info. The only difference is that according to him, Johnson's
list shows my uncle as dying on a death march between Mampo-jin and
Chung'gang-jin North Korea, not in Camp 5.
On Thu, 5 Jun 1997
"Dudley R. Spears" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Dudley R. Spears
phone: 502 781 4947
fax: 502 842 7880
I have a friend who was with the 19th Infantry, medical corps, stationed
north of the Imgin River by the "Freedom Bridge."
He is interested in finding out more about some his unit. I searched to
see if there is a reunion, but found none planned.
Also, is there a reunion planned for the 6148th TAC that was at K-47,
near Chunchon, Korea that you know about?
Thanks in advance
On Tue, 3 Jun 1997
D.L. Harper wrote:
2570 PLEASANT VALLEY RD.
Attalla, AL 35954
I am the cousin of Rayford H. Harper killed 04-26-51. I vividly recall
the funeral and How his death affected his family,Especially my
uncle Kelly,Rayfords father.
They (father and son) Had a petty argument over the loan of the family
car just prior to Rayford's being shipped to Korea and my Uncle greived
over it until his own death a few years later.
I am seeking information concerning Rayfords death and\or anyone who
may have known him. I believe he recieved the Silver Star and am
wondering about that also.His remaining family is in poor health and
have very little helpful information themselves.
no email listed with msg - ed
James Harrington POW
On Wed, 11 Jun 1997
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is John W. Bush and my great Uncle died in a POW camp in 1950.
I have tried to find his name using the Search but there is never a
match. I was wondering if you could help me in any other way in which I
could find some information about him.
His name was James A. Harrington, born in 1919 and the Government said
he died October 4, 1950. He was in the Army, Regular Infantry, from
Thank you for your help,
John W. Bush
EMail Address- JB10385@AOL.COM
POW Died in Camp
On Fri, 13 Jun 1997
Ross R McGrath email@example.com wrote:
63rd FA Bn Sv. Bty 24th Inf Div
I am looking for anyone who may have known my Uncle Ross R. McGrath.
He was captured in July, 1950 and died on a POW force-march in
November 1950. Although he was not with the 19th InfReg, many of
the men who died like and with him were.
My family still does not know how my Uncle died. I would very much
like to correspond with anyone who may have know Ross, or witnessed
his death. If you survived these terrible times and just want to talk
to someone who is beginning to understand just what you were subjected
to, please contact me.
I am so sorry you were there, but my heart soars like an eagle to
know you survived.
Ross R McGrath
On Sat, 28 Jun 1997
Hal Ethridge wrote:
1300 Northwoods Drive
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Looking for survivors of B Co. 19th Inf. 24th Div. from the time
period July 1950 thru May 1951!
Gary R. Wilson - KIA
On Sun, 3 Aug 1997
Note: 5 Spt 1999 the KWP needs a good contact for Richard Thompson:
Richard Thompson wrote:
Gary R. Wilson (maybe called Richard, his middle name) was listed as
Killed While Missing 04/23/51.
I would like to receive any bit of information anyone may have. Private
Wilson was my namesake and I'm hoping that someone remembers him.
He was from Rock Hill, SC and 20 yrs old in 1951.
More on Gary R. Wilson
On Fri, 2 Jul 1999
Ray Steck Email address wrote:
I saw the name of Gary R. Wilson as I was looking in "Looking For".
I was in the service with a Gary Wilson from Rock Hill., S.C.
I have 2 pictures of him. One at Aberdeen Proving Ground and One on the
ship to Korea. If you have Mr. Richard Thompson address or E'mail
address, I would like to send him these pictures and I would also like
to get in contact with him.
167 Burmon Drive
Orchard Park, New York 14127
Heavy Mortar Co.
On Sat, 02 Aug 1997
David Hendry wrote:
Dear Mr. Barker,
I served with Heavy Mortar Co. 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry
Division from 1949-50. I was shangied at the beginning of the Korean
War to Heavy Mortar Co. 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division,
was WIA August 19th 1950.
Thank you for the Korean War Project.
David V. Hendry, CWO, USA(Ret)
Medical Company - Kum River
On Fri, 15 Aug 1997
Roland Watson wrote:
6 Northway Circle #2
Dover, ? 03820
I am submitting this information on my fathers (Roland V. Watson)behalf,
he would like to hear from you - please feel free to send any response
to my e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks
My father went to Korea in June of 1950, he was with the 19th Infantry
at Kum River. He was with the Medical Company 19th Infantry, 24th
Division. He started in the 19th Inf. Regt. Band and later was assigned
to the Medical Company.
Anyone in Kum River (Korea) in June of 1950 PLEASE respond
F Company MIA
On Sun, 02 Nov 1997
Kenneth Lester Email address
Looking for information on my uncle cpl.darrell duff ra 17252955.
Served with 19 infantry regiment reported missing in action 16july 1950.
Any information you may provide is app. email@example.com
On Tue, 16 Sep 1997
William Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am searching for any info on KENNETH N HANDY. What does REFNO 9982
mean? What does UCODE 17024:60:0019 mean? What was the 'death march'
11/4/1950? Any other info you might have. Trying to find out how he died
and where in North Korea.
Note: the KWP has answered many of Bill's questions, but if you knew
Kenneth, do chip in.--ed
34th and 19th IR Vet
On Sat, 11 Oct 1997
I was in the Korean war from Jul. 1950 to Dec. 1951
I was in the 34th Inf Reg 24Th Div until the 34Th inf Reg was changed to
the 19 th Inf Reg, then I was in that.
I am on line with many other Korean vets and they seem to know what
battles they were in and the dates of the battles. I can only remember
very few of the names of the hills and towns in which I took part in
How can I get information that places my outfit in these places. I want
to join a club (The Chosin Few ) But I have to know if I was in the
Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
You would be of great service to me if you can help me compile this
On Thu, 27 Nov 1997
Marilyn Rainey email@example.com wrote:
Holland, MI 49423
datein: 1950 dateout: 1952
I am searching on the behalf of my father, Monroe Childress,
for anyone who might have been in 19th Ingfantry Regiment,
24th Division, Fox Company.
My dad would like to hear from you. Also, if anyone has any
information regarding a movie that was produced by Columbia pictures
(Forty Minutes with Fox Company) we would like to try to obtain a copy
of it. Please send any information to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One last thought: Thank you to all of you who gave everything you
could to fight in this war. All of you have a special place in my
heart, as I have seen pictures of what it was like. Although will
never know the true hell of it all.
Eddie Wallace KIA
On Thu, 4 Dec 1997
Charles Ellis wrote:
3702 Scenic Dr.
Eugene, OR 97402
Telephone: (541) 461-0414
My uncle Eddie Wallace joined the Army when he was 15 using his dead
older brother's birth certificate his name was Emil Wallace.
Eddie was killed in combat in Korea and even today is still buried under
his brother's name.The reason this was never corrected was because my
great grandparants used his G.I. insurance to buy a house.They were
afraid to report the wrongfull death of this boy.
Anyway,my greatgrandparents are dead so they face no charges.Please
contact me to help this boy truly rest in peace.It would be a shame to
let this brave hero continue to be ignored.
On Sun, 4 Jan 1998
Jim Pendarvis email@example.com wrote:
3112 SW BOSWELL AVE.
TOPEKA, KS 66611-1924
Looking for anyone who might remember my father, EVERETT PENDARVIS, who
was assigned to the 24th and was KIA in Korea on 20 July 1950. I was
four years old and don't remember much about him. Would love to hear
any stories that anyone might recall. Thanks.
Heavy Mortar Co
On Tue, 6 Jan 1998
"Robert D. Bailey Jr." firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
780 Lincoln Rd.
Birdsboro, PA 19508
datein: July 1950 dateout: armistance
My name is Robert D. Bailey Jr. I was stationed in Beppu Japan prior
to the outbreak of the Korean War with the 19 th Infantry Regiment
of the 24 th Division. I served in the heavy mortar company.
My unit was sent to Korea in the beginning of July 1950. I was made
a POW in November 1950 in the area of Unsan.
I am looking for a few of my buddies. They are; Richard Y.N. Leu
(Hawaii), Floyd Held (Mo.), Hank Grabowski (Pa.) & Edward J.
If anyone has any information as to thier whereabouts or what became
of them please contact me. Thank you.
Alfred J. Leger Jr. KIA-Korea-1951
On Sat, 10 Jan 1998
Ken Leger email@example.com wrote:
datein: 1950 dateout: 4/30//51
Would very much like to make contact with anyone who served with my
brother during the period of 1950-1951. He wrote in last letter not to
write anymore because he was ready to rotate but never made it.
It would be nice after all these years to talk to someone who served
with him . Thankyou
Kenneth Nelson Handy
On Thu, 22 Jan 1998
Chad Bloom AFFOLKS@aol.com wrote:
117 Oak Terrace Dr
Crestview, FL 32539
datein: Sept 1950 dateout: Nov 5th 1950
I am searching for information concerning my Uncle, PFC Kenneth "Nelson"
Handy, KIA on 5 Nov 1950 while assigned to the 24th INF DIV/19th INF REG
Would like information concerning the Units movement the first week of
Nov 1950. I understand he may have been KIA in the vicinity of the Yalu.
I am looking for any information concerning his unit's location during
contact and the events that led to the abrupt casualty rates. My mother
has letters that he wrote home from Japan while in route to Korea and
one while he was aboard ship. These do not allude to an awareness of
what would befall him shortly after his arrival in Korea.
Also trying to determine the duty description for MOS 04812. Thank you.
On Tue, 3 Feb 1998
William G. Roseboro WROSEBORO@WEBTV.NET wrote:
605 Marlboro Street
Hamlet, NC 28345-2306
I am trying to compile a history of G Company, 19th Infantry during the
Korean War. I am looking for James T Cooper,from Helena and/or Lambrook
, AR; Lowell E Jones, from Ada , OK: Marvin Bryant; Clyde Bryant,or
anyone who may know or know of them. Also anyone who may have known
Paul C Bryant,KIA 24 April 1951.
All help with this, and any other info on George Company, will be
Bill Roseboro 2nd Platoon Dec 50-Jul 51
Note: from KWP; Mr. Roseboro and James T. Cooper made a reunion in Jan
of 1999 per Jim.
Capt. Anthony Dannucci
On Fri, 12 Jun 1998
William G. Roseboro WROSEBORO@WEBTV.NET
Eight Army Gen. Ord. No. 194, 7 Apr 1951, awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross (posthumously) to Capt. Anthony Dannucci, Jr.
CO, G Co., 19th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, for heroic action near
Sangho-Ri, SK, 6 Feb 1951.
G Co, 2nd Platoon Dec 50-Jul 51
On Sat, 10 Jan 1998
Barbara Email address wrote:
I would like to hear from anyone that was in Co. E, 19th inf. regt.
24th div. on 05-11-1950, near Anju, North Korea. My husband, John W.
Moore, was killed on that date, and I would love to hear from anyone
who was with him or new him.
34th and 19th IR
On Mon, 2 Mar 1998
"Thomas F. Hauck" Email address wrote:
1319 ave. D
Fort Madison, IA 52627
34th & 19th inf.
datein: 1 July 1950 dateout: & July 1951
I served with the heavy mortar company 34th Inf regt. until
the unit was nearly wiped out a Taejon, 20 July 1950.
The regiment was deactivated and I was transfered to M company
19th Inf with the 81 platoon. I was wounded Sept. 11 1950, and
returned to the unit in November 1950 in time for the MacAurthur
"Home for Christmas " promise .
Item Co WIA
On Sun, 22 Mar 1998
UPdated: 18 Oct 1999
ERNIE POWELL Email address wrote:
first of all thanks a lot for all the hard work you doing,
i have just got on the net. i was with the 24th div 19th regt Item Co.
until being wounded oct 21-1951, then went to camp schimmelpfennig
in sendai japan.
rejoined 24th 21st regt b-co as plt sgt in camp schimmelpfennig
then on to Kojedo,rotated oct 1953 stateside,discharged i think
1168 high st
brandenburg ky 40108
On Wed, 8 Apr 1998
Ottopat123 Email address wrote:
I'm looking for information on my father's time in Korea and
Japan. His name was Calvin F. Meeks, JR. Service #RA 25 410 147
Grate RT-Rand & date- Sft(t) 24-Feb-53 Specialty # or symbol 1812
Served in 19th Infanty 24th Division, Company H.
He arrived in Korea about June 1951. My mother said he mentioned
battles Pork Chop Hill, Old Baldy and several hills, but she
doesn't know the names.
I would like to know about the battles he was in and the people
he served with.
Decorations, medals, badges, commendations and citations awared
W/3 Bz Svc Stars CIBAD KSM/ AOM (JAP)
UN Svc Med GCM
I regret to say I don't know what all of these are. Could you
I appreciated your help. My father was a wonderful man and father.
I have always admired him. To me he was always my hero.
I would very much like to know more about his time in Korea and
try to understand the tremendous impact it had on his life.
Heavy Mortar Co
On Mon, 12 Jan 1998
Juan Pineiro wrote:
1506 SE Sunshine Ave.
Pt St Lucie, FL 34952
I was assigned to the Heavy Mortar Co. 19th Regiment from Dec. 1952 to
Aug 1954. Spend 9 month in Japan before going to Korea where they had us
guarding POW's in the island of Chejedo. After the signning of the
armistice the entire regiment was move to Kojedo, and later moved to
Yangu Valley to guard the DMZ. If anyone was in this outfit during that
period of time, I will like to here from you.
On Sun, 8 Mar 1998
HHRII Email address wrote:
I am looking for anyone from company M , 19th Reg. 24th Div. serving in
Korea from Feb. 12th thru Nov. 12th 1951. My father Corp. Harry Reed
was a 75mm recoilless rifleman. I have pictures taken during the war.
Harry Reed II
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998
richard quatier Email address wrote:
13218 n.e. 52 st.
vancouver, wa 98682
datein: 1947 dateout: 1950
I am looking for any information about my brother Robert D. Quatier.
Report M.I.A. in 1950. He was position on south bank of the Kum River
near Teajon. He land on July 4, 1950 . Looking for any persons who
might have been there.
C Co 1st Bn
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998
George Joe Joseph Email address wrote:
6129 N. Linden Rd.
Mt. Morris, MI 48458
datein: 1951 dateout: 1952
Sgt "Joe" Joseph is in search of any remaining members of 24th div.,
19th rgt., 1st bat., company C. Particularly in soldiers by last name
of either "Jannet" or "Rhinehart" (spelling may vary). Soldiers in
search should have been involved in unit mentioned between 1951 and
1953. Send e-mail or mail to those listed.
On Sun, 19 Apr 1998
Brad Bryan Email address wrote:
My father-in-law is looking for information, names, last known address,
of : Korean War 1951,1952 24th Division 19th Regiment K Company.
My father-in-laws name is Harold L. Cooley, of 1016 S. Hawthorne St.,
Tacoma Wa., 98465
Phone: (253) 565-7186
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998
Russell Smith Email address wrote:
I am looking for a PVT Arsenault from Pawtucket, RI. Attended Basic at
Ft. Dix in July 1950. He served with the 25th in the Korean war.
He was wounded and evacuated from Korea in 1951. Any info, please
On Sun, 26 Apr 1998
Joel Meiselman wrote:
2374 E.71 ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11234
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE IN THE 24 DIV 19 TH REGEMENT 1951-1953, VERY
INTERESTED IN FINDING SABATO DENTE ANYWHERE ABOUTS OF HIM. WOULD LOVE
TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS-
MIA - Reginald Shaclefor
On Fri, 08 May 1998
"Neil S. Crispo" Email address wrote:
My brother Reginald F. Shacleford was declared missing in action on
Dec. 31,1950. If you have data about him and his military activity
please share it with me.
Barbara Shackleford Crispo
Henry M. Rosenblum
On Fri, 26 Jun 1998
Rosenblum, Mark J. Email address wrote:
Hi. My name is Mark Rosenblum. My uncle, Henry M. Rosenblum was in the
Korean War. He was wounded when he jumped into a foxhole to save his
platoon. He immediately lost one of his legs, but due to the extreme
cold, he lost his other leg because of frostbite. The medics thought at
the time he would lose his hands too, but they were treated for and
turned out okay.
He did receive a purple heart. I do not have his service number, but
his social security number was 493-20-9925. He died in 1983, and I do
not know many more of the details like the date of his service, etc.
I am proud to know that he served his country, and lived through it to
tell us all about it.
Robert P. Kies in Hospital
On Fri, 10 Jul 1998
Joe McKeon Email addresswrote:
We have just been informed that Robert P. Kies, Med Co, 19th Inf (Beppu
& Korea) is in the hospital in Intensive Care. He has had colon
surgery for a duodenal ulcer, he is having problems with his lungs and
has been put on dialysis so his kidneys will work. His wife, Ruth Ann,
requests that everyone offer prayers for his recovery.
The address is:
335 Hower Town Rd.,
Catasauqua PA 18032-1837
phone is 610-264-4884.
On Wed, 15 Jul 1998
thomas william anderson Email address wrote:
My father Thomas S. Anderson served with the 5th cav 505th tripel duce
He was sent to the B co. 19th inf. reg 24th inf. div. in July 1950-Sept
1950 He spent 28 month in walterreed Army hosp. He is looking for any
one who may remember him. Did the 34th inf. reg loose there colors?
or the 24th inf div.
Tom W. Anderson
SFC U.S. Army
On Sun, 19 Jul 1998
dale baker Email address wrote:
hayden lake, id 83835
phone: 208 772 6024
datein: 4-1-51 dateout: june 51
trying to find out about my bud. his name is robert (bob)whitsett,
arrived on the front 4-1-51 was hit in june sent home as a paraplegic,
died long beach vets. hosp. on sept.10 1952.i am trying to find out what
area his unit was in in june 51 when he was hit,i releived the 24th in
the kumwha-kumsong area
thanks for any help you can give
dale baker firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor of the Korean War Project
Note by Editor: Bob is listed on the Army WIA listing.
On Mon, 15 Jun 1998
2209 Dorsey St.
Corpus Christi TX 78414
I am Mervin Snyder's brother Curtis' son, John Snyder. I have served
in the U.S. Navy for thirteen years and am interested in any
information you can give me on my Uncle Mervin.
Harold A. Smith
On Sat, 3 Oct 1998
Patty Alison Email address wrote:
I am looking for informatio on Harold A. Smith. He served in 24th, 19
infantry Co. H. Probably served around 1951 to late '52 or early '53.
His #BA17330652. This man saved my fathers best friend, OD Shambly. Mr
Shambly has asked me to search for Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith suffered a
head wound while saving Mr. Shambly.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
James A Moyers KIA
On Thu, 06 Aug 1998
"D. Cross" Email address wrote:
KIA Oct 21, 1951
Mr. Barker; I'm trying to find out more information about my cousin
Jimmie, KIA in Korea. His mother, my Aunt Grace, has not and will not,
talk about any of the circumstances surrounding his death. Any thing
you can provide will help complete the picture.
Dick Cross, CW3, USA Ret.
Finding Charles Petrie
On Thu, 12 Nov 1998
ed crawford Email address wrote:
I am trying to find the friend of a friend of mine who was a Korean War
POW. His name is Charles Petrie.
He was married to a Patricia Petrie and they had a son Named Mark
Petrie. The last known whereabouts of all of them was Anaheim,
My Friend, Gerald Moynihan, is trying to locate his sister, Patricia.
If you can help any at all, I would appreciate it if you passed along
Thank you very much.
Edward E. Crawford
E-8, USN Retired.
On Mon, 4 Jan 1999
my dad was in 24th division, 19infantry regiment , charlie company
looking for any info for him , trying to track down man by name of
ernest hall, home town address then was jones, louisiana, also looking
man, he calls him an indian but i never ask if he means american or
eastern, his name that he can remember was shoptease, not sure of
spelling, i should have my dad on line in about a week or 2, i told him
there is a wealth of info on the korean war, he was wounded in 1951
please email withany info you might have or how i can do this
David D. Steward
On Thu, 28 Jan 1999
Sherri Steward Email address wrote:
My father, W.H. Steward is a combat veteran of both WW II and Korea.
His baby brother, David Daniel Steward (19th INF RGT), died on 9-21-50
in Korea, I think at the Inchon Landing. My father was the special
escort to his brother's body upon return to Atlanta, Texas, the family
Since I can remember, a picture of this handsome,blonde-haired
country boy has hung on my wall. Although I never knew him (he died
before I was born), his memory has captivated me. I have his Purple
Heart and named my only child after him. My Davy is a blonde-haired
boy, like Davy, who is a junior at the University of Texas.
I would like to know where Uncle Davy died, and any other information
On Tue, 8 Dec 1998
lynngus Email address wrote:
We have been searching for some informaion on a classmate who was
killed in Korea on October 13, 1951 north of Chunchon.
His name was George Alfred Baumer served with the 24th Division, Co I,
Any help in finding information regarding his death would be
appreciated. We went to the Memorial of Korean vets killed in action
from California located at San Joaquin near Santa Nella, CA. His name
did not appear on the memorial and would like to see if we can find the
necessary information to have his name added.
On Tue, 15 Dec 1998
Jim Hartranft Email address wrote:
WIA on Oct 13, 1951
My Father was in the Korean War. He was left for dead. I am looking for
someone who may served with him! His name was Arthur R. Hartranft?
Any info would be helpful.
FO G Co
On Tue, 02 Mar 1999
Dan Mecca Email address wrote:
My name is Dan Mecca, and I served in Korea from July, '51 - Dec,'51. I
was in the 24 division, B Battery, 13th field artillery, and as a FO
with George Company 19th regiment, for operation Nomad, Oct. '51.
I am seeking anyone who would remember this time, and would appreciate
anyone contacting me. I can be reached at email: email@example.com
Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr (Medal of Honor)
On Fri, 5 Mar 1999
Anita Red Cloud Email address wrote:
1440 Lincoln Dr.
Noblesville, IN 46060
Found a story about this website in the news today. I was very exited
to rush home and write to whomever reads this. I am the daughter of
Mitchell RedCloud, Jr (Medal of Honor).
We are being honored by the U.S Navy naming a sealift ship the
U.S.S Red Cloud this coming summer.
It is planned for July 9, 1999 but dates have not been finalized yet. If
anyone served with my father I would be interested in hearing from you.
He was Army in Korea but A Marine in WWII at age 15. I would also like
to welcome you to join my family and friends at the dedication of the
ship if you are near San Diego. I consider all Korean Vets family!
New personal Web site: USN Red Cloud
More on Red Cloud
On Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Updated 28 June 2006
James T. Cooper Email address wrote:
Found Anita's message on the KWP (19th Infantry) tonight. I responded
that I knew Red Cloud (not a close friend) in Camp Chickamauga, Beppu,
Japan before the war and recall the action where he EARNED the Medal of
She said the Navy is naming a surface ship for him in San Diego, about
Ed Note: Camp Red Cloud, Korea is also named after this hero.- Ted
On Wed, 11 Nov 1998
Lyle Widmayer Email address wrote:
I was WIA in February 1951, near Ichon, Korea. With the 19th Infantry
Reg. 24th Divison. Would like to see what data you have found. I can't
remember all the details.
Thank you for your help,
I arrived in Korea just before Christmas 1950, I think it was Christmas
Eve. Near the date of Jan/02/1951, I remember myself and several others
were moving up to the battle front on a truck load of ammunition. This
was at the time when our armed forces were retreating to Defense
The truck sled off the road, rolled over, injuring us all. That could of
been near that date Jan 02. I was treated at the Headquarters Aid
Station as released. I was told by the medical officer, I would receive
a Purple Heart. As far as I know I never received that one.
In the first week of February 1951, my unit the 19th. Inf. Reg. which
included my company "C" company, was involved in the "Operation
Thunderbolt" battles, near Ichon, Korea. This operation was from
February 1-11 1951. It was here were I was wounded, it most likely could
have been on Feb 02 1951. I no longer remember the dates. For this I
also received a Purple Heart.
I was evacuated to a rear aid station, from there flown by aircraft
to Pusan, South Korea, where I was hospitalized on a Hospital Ship.
(I think the name was) Hospital Ship Consolation. I believe my stay
there was nearly three weeks, before I returning to my unit the 19th Inf
Reg back on the front lines.
I sometimes wonder what were the names of all these small villages I
went through during my time in Korea.
Finding Antonio Cantu- 1950
On Sat, 27 Mar 1999
T. Duncan Email address wrote:
My grandfather, Frank E. Hicks, has been asking me for the longest
time to find an old army buddie of his, Antonio Cantu. The story is
basically this: My grandfather has a debt to this man. When my
grandfather was in great need for money (I'm thinking it had something
to do with getting back to the U.S.), Mr. Cantu (I don't know his rank)
gave my grandfather $200. Ever since the war was over, my grandfather
has been trying his hardest to find Mr. Cantu to repay him and to thank
him, among other things.
Here is some info, incase it is needed:
Frank E. Hicks is about 65 and living in Dallas, TX.
Antonio Cantu is thought to be between 65 and 70 and he was last
known (to my grandfather) to live in Maryland.
If anything is turned up or someone has any info, please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or write my grandfather at:
P.O. Box 210853
Dallas, TX 75211
Thank you, again.
WIA Henry M. Rosenblum
On Fri, 26 Jun 1998
"Rosenblum, Mark J." Email address wrote:
My uncle, Henry M. Rosenblum was in the Korean War. He was wounded when
he jumped into a foxhole to save his platoon. He immediately lost one
of his legs, but due to the extreme cold, he lost his other leg because
of frostbite. The medics thought at the time he would lose his hands
too, but they were treated for and turned out okay. He did receive a
I am proud to know that he served his country, and lived through it to
tell us all about it.
Willis Ray Brown
On Fri, 12 Mar 1999
Randall Brown Email address wrote:
I am looking for information regarding my dad's division. He was in
the 24th Division, 19th Infantry (Able) in 1951. His name is Willis Ray
Brown and is from Opelousas, LA. He was wounded in the war and is very
interested in researching the past. Please respond offering information
His phone number is (318) 232-7804.
Randall Brown Office: (318) 837-9803
QHSE Coordinator Direct: (318) 837-0993
Anadrill Gulf Coast Beeper: (800) 730-2815
135 Rousseau Road Mobile: (318) 277-0572
Youngsville, LA 70592
On Thu, 4 Mar 1999
R. P. Sawyer Email addresswrote:
My father served two tours in Korea one, before the crap hit the fan
and then he was called away from college to go back. He was wounded on
his birthday Feb. 4, 1951
My father's name is William D. Sawyer, he was a Corporal when he was
wounded, If in any of your research and contacts with veterans who may
have been on Hill 606 on Feb. 4, 1951 would you please have them drop
me a line.
He was on Hill 606 when he was hit. He was wounded in the shin and
could not walk off of the hill. He was left there with two other
casualties. They were stranded on the hillside for three days until they
were airlifted out. They were some of the first battlefield casualties
to have been evacuated by helicopter.
He has related a few stories of his experiences to me, but mostly he
keeps it to himself.
In 1984 I served in Korea for a one year tour I was first stationed ad
Bupyong, which during the war I understood that it was known as ASCOM
and it also served as MacArthur's headquarters. After about a month I
was reassigned to a unit in Seoul. There were still walls on that
compound which bore the scares of war.
Det. R. P. Sawyer
611 Dresden Drive
Newport News, VA 23601
On Tue, 6 Apr 1999
Dick & Cindy Goette Email address wrote:
I would like any information or reading material available on subject
unit and would also like information on other soldiers attached to
Co K 19th Infantry Regt.
On Mon, 07 Jun 1999
"Bonnie J. Ames" Email address wrote:
I am inquirying to see if you can tell me where I can obtain some
information concerning my brother who was killed in Korea.
His name was Alfonso Garcia drafted out of Sacramento, California and I
believe he was in the 24th infantry division. Could you advise me as to
whom to either write or e-mail.
I do have a copy of the letter from the government notifying my mother
of his demise and I do have his military I.D. number. What I am trying
to find out if was he was awarded medals he rightfully deserve for
giving up his life for his country.
Thank you for your time.
Earl P. Elswick
On Sat, 13 Mar 1999
Vicki R. Rhodes Email address wrote:
First Name: Vicki R.
Last Name : Rhodes
Street: 2188 Gibbs Road
I never knew my Uncle as he was killed in the Korean War in 1950. I was
not born until 1968. I am still interested in finding out if anyone out
there knew him and how exactly he was killed.
His name is Earl P. Elswick.
On Fri, 12 Mar 1999
Willis Ray Brown Email address wrote:
First Name: Willis Ray
Last Name : Brown
Street: 104 Beth Drive
Phone: (318) 232-7804
Fax: (318) 856-1734
Your Unit: 24th div 19th infantry A com
Please respond by forwarding information to find friends, etc. that I
served with in 1951. I am a DAV and very interested in searching through
your website for valuable information.
On Mon, 28 Jun 1999
Robert Smith Email address wrote:
First Name: ROBERT
Last Name: SMITH
Street: 11 roney ave
City: north east
State Prov: maryland
Your Unit: 24div.19 infantry reg. charlie co.
anyone in 24 th div. 19 infantry regiment charlie co. would love to hear
from you. arrived in korea,christmas day 1951, was wounded oct 19,1951,
and was at osaka, kanoka,japan 282nd hosptial, two large guns outside,
any one remember a nurse by the name of (mitch-e-ko) not sure of the
spelling, dad said she was a sweety./his nick name ws smitty, his real
name is robert lee smith, he was hinton, west virgina/ please let us
hear from you
On Tue, 20 Jul 1999
Mark Pugliese Email address wrote:
First Name: mark
Last Name: pugliese
Street: adam box61
State Prov: pa
Your Unit: c-co 19regt.-24 div.
looking for any one in c co. from 50 to 51 19regt.24 div.
On Mon, 19 Apr 1999
Robert W. Welder Email address wrote:
I was a member of A Company from Jan 1951 to July-Aug 1951 and would be
interested in contacts with Company members from that time period. I was
mail clerk -company clerk and wounded March 1951.
Robert W. Welder
6941 Barter Drive
Harrison, TN 37341
On Fri, 19 Mar 1999
Candido Martinez Email address wrote:
My name is Candido Martinez Sr. residing in Loveland, CO am searching
information on some friend that were in the 19 Regt. 24 Div.
They are Del Grule from Las Vegas New Mexico last time I heard from him
was in 1990 he was in Fort Logan Hospital here in Colorado.
Also searching for information on Johnny Vigil he was also in the 19 Rgt
in the Medical Battalion, also from New Mexico (Springer).
It would be greatly appreciated if you could e-mail me back.
Will be attending the reunion in Tulsa, OK this fall, hope to see you
Candido Martinez Sr.