Korean War Project

38th Infantry Regiment



1999 and Earlier Legacy Files





Item Company 3rd Bn

William "Bill" Temple

Bill does not have an Internet address, but may be reached by mail 
at his "Phillie" home. He was with the 38th during the fateful summer 
and winter of 1950. -ed.

He has maintained many contacts with vets, families, and Congressional
members over the years in support of building the Korean War Veterans
Memorial, Wash. DC.  

As fine a friend as a man could find - ed (Ted and Hal Barker).

Contact:

William Temple
235 North Second St, Rear 1
Phila, Pa 19106

Slaughter Pass

On Thu, 5 Aug 1999 
Roland Juchems Email address wrote:

your e-mail message just came up on our computer and I need to let you
know that I was in the 2nd Division, 38th Infantry.

I need to gain information regarding anyone who was at Slaughter Pass 
in Hoengsong, Korea on February 11 or 12th, 1951 and was saved by a
little boy as was I.


HQ 1st Bn

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999 
Updated: 17 Nov 2000
Jack Anderson Email address
wrote:

 We have moved from Whidbey Island and are now at:
 1717 Rockefeller Ave Apt 312
 Everett WA 98201.
 The phone is: 425-317-0370.
 New e-mail: jackanderson@kendra.com



Your Unit: Hq 1st Bn 38th Inf Opr Sgt

Comments: 

I am the author of WARRIOR...By Choice...By Chance one of the books 
listed in your 'Book Shelf'. 

If you read this please support it.

Note: I forgot to say  -  I lasted until Feb 12, 1951 when I was wounded
and captured while attacking a MG position. Escaped three times and got
back to our lines the 24th with Marines and Chinks both shooting at us.

Jack    -    jmacove@whidbey.net

From KWP: see our Bookseller section for this fine book - Ted

Anthony Orlandi, Jan. 1952

Anyway, my Uncle was KIA and going through some of my fathers' 
paperwork I came across a letter he received from the chaplain of 
the 38th Infantry Regiment.

He mentioned 2 names which my dad could have written to find out 
more information of my uncles death.  I'm trying to do so now to find 
anything out about my uncle.

My uncles name is Anthony Orlandi.

The two names were:  Sargeant Rudolfo P. Herrera and 
PFC Stanley C. Podraza.

My uncle was killed on Jan 12, 1952 while on patrol in the vicinity of
Tongmangni-Polmukkae, North Korea.

Thanks.

"Jack E. Orlandi" JEO@psulias.psu.edu

POW/MIA - Bean Camp

Harold Beard, Tacoma Washington was a young member of the 1st Batt, 38th Infantry Regiment,2nd Div, and taken captive on 2-12-51 in the Won-juarea. He was a strapping 19 year old, blue-eyed blonde guy about 5'1"and 180 lbs. Streaking hair and a chipped front lower tooth, they called him "Beard".

His best friend, Lloyd Schaffer, was later taken prisoner and both wound up in the same POW camp, Bean Camp. Lloyd found out about his buddy and even though they could not see each other, Lloyd kept abreast of Harold.

From the point of capture the soldiers were force marched for about 45 days to this camp. This was typical of the war. Capture and hustled as far North as possible, sometimes being used as sheilds.

After arriving at Camp #5, Schaffer was able to keep tabs on his pal. But, about two days prior to another transport (not known if walk or ride), a straffing run by fighters, ours, was made on the camp and injuries to POW's ensued.

When Schaffer got to Camp #1 he inquired of a buddy from NYC to the whereabouts of "Beard". "Got straffed, said the friend. "Killed in camp", and that was it. Schaffer, could not remember the fella from NYC. Just the accent and the sad news.

At the dedication of the Korean War Memorial, Bill Temple, co-founder of the Trust Fund for the Memorial, was strolling through the Mall and a lady saw his patch on his Class A's, blouse. "Did you know my brother, he was in the 38th also.

Bill got the whole story and told them, "I was in Item Co. in a different part of the line". Bill could not help the family but they stuck with him as they were from Pennslyvania also.

Next morning, Bill picked up the paper and there was the family in the top story, he called the reporter, and then the family. Getting the complete story and the possible wherabouts of Lloyd, Bill rounded out the story.

I spoke with Bill Temple on Tues am and by Thurs afternoon Bill had spoken with the other POW, Lloyd Schaffer. Schaffer confirmed the above story and now the sister wants to find someone who might be of assistance.

Both Schaffer and Beard came over with the 38th in August 1950.

Michael Reane, reporter, Philladelphia Enquirer- Wash. Bureau - 202-383- 6000.
Joanne Hiner, sister of Beard, 717-632-3030
Bill Temple, Korean War Veteran, concerned, 215-574-8516
Ted Barker, Korean War Project, 214-320-0342


US Army 38th IR, 2nd Div MIA/KIA

Looking for anyone who was in korea Nov 1950 2ND DIV 38TH INF.

Trying to locate information on Robert Gonzalez Alaniz mia/kia.
looking for sailing list info,went out washington army base 
July 8TH,1950. 

Trying to find out what company he was in and if possible anyone 
who might have served with. 

Thanks

RA948@aol.com

Raymond DeBusk - May 18, 1951

I am looking for information on my cousin who was killed in Korea.
His name was Raymond David DeBusk, 38th Infantry, killed May 18, 
1951.This is all the info I have.

Regards,

Jayne Monsipapa
Address:  robert@megalinx.net
Regards,
Jayne

(more from KWP)

De Busk, Raymond D
Svc #	16312734
Grade:	Corporal 
Pay:	E-4
DtDeath:05-18-51
Delaware,Indiana
Killed by Hostile Action

(more)
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 95 
Ted,
So good to hear from you again.  Ok, I'll give you some more
information. As it reads on my cousin's tombstone "CPI 38th Infantry, 2
Infantry Div.  Raymond David DeBusk.  My maiden name is Jayne 
Connelly.

My Father's name was: James Perry Connelly, Raymond's Father's 
Name is:Raymond and his Mother's name is Lena.  Raymond's sister's 
name is Susan.  I believe at the time he was killed he was from New 
Castle, In.

Your cause is such a good one!  Do you take donations?  If so, where 
can they be sent?  Keep in touch.
Regards,
Jayne

Kenneth Ballinger

Lynne Griffin  lgr563@airmail.net

Kenneth was in the 38th IR. We know many men from that unit. I am 
posting the data to our 38th page. Come visit it and see if you would 
like to contact the reunion group.

Ballinger, Kenneth
MOS		0475
Unit		38th IR, 2nd Div
Rank		CPL -E4
KIA		Hostile Fire
Plce		North Korea
CasDt		07-22-51
Home		Montague County, Tx
BirYr		1924
Unit		38th Inf Reg, 2nd Inf Div
Don't have the company, was a rifleman.

SALVADOR G. BORBON KIA 1951, L Company

Date: Sat, 22 Jun 1996
From: Adrian Borbon 

Subject: SALVADOR G. BORBON KIA 1951

Sal G. Borbon R.A.19369415 and I took Basic trainning at Camp Carson 
Colorado in 1950 A CO 1st platoon 5th RCT 5th Army. We shipped over 
March 1951 Landed in Korea March 25th 1951, We would have ended 
up in the same outfit except the repo clerks made a mistake in the typing
of the roster for replacements. Sal went to L Co. 
38th Inf. Rgt. 2nd. Inf div. and I end up with F co. 
38th. The error was in the typing of our  names they spelled his 
right[BORBON] But miss spelled mine[BOBSON]. 

I spent a couple of more days there at the repo. depot   I seen Sal a 
time or two after that, the last time I saw him was at  hill 1179 on 
the front lines. He was just returning to his unit after  being wounded. 

We kided about his brand new steel helmet and fatigues  and  talked a 
bit about home then he left, Two days later I seen my basic  training 
squad leader and he informed me that Sal was gone.

Hill 1179 is aound the punchbowl.

send E-Mail to amborbon@primenet.com

---from KWP----

Borbon, Salvador E.
Svc#	19370161
Branch	Infantry
Rank	CPL, E4
Home	Los Angeles, Ca
BirYr	1931
CasDt	9/03/51
Unit	38 Inf Rgt, 2nd Div

More on Borbon

On Sat, 06 Jun 1998
"Arnold M. borbon" Email address wrote:

I KNEW SALVADOR G. BORBON, MY NAME IS ARNOLD M. BORBON WE ENLISTED THE
SAME DAY AUG. 8 1950. I THINK YOU HAVE HIS SER.NO. WRONG MY WAS, RA
19369414 AND HE WAS RIGHT BEHIND ME WHEN WE GOT OUR SERIAL NOS. AND HIS
WAS RA19369415. HE DIED ON THE NORTH SLOPE  OF HILL 1179, AT THE EDGE OF
THE PUNCHBOWEL  DON'T RECALL THE DATE BUT I HAD JUST TALKED WITH HIM, HE
WAS RETUNING FROM THE HOSPITAL. FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER HE WAS GONE FOR
GOOD.WE WERE WITH THE 2ND ID 38TH INF. REGT. HE WAS IN CO I AND I WAS IN
CO F. LONG STORY THERE SO I WON'T START JUST THOUGHT I WOULD BRING YOU
UP TO SNUF ON MY BUDDY, SAL. NEVER DID MEET HIS FAMILY, DO YOU HAVE AN
ADDRESS ON THEM? IF I CAN BE OF ANY HELP LET ME KNOW I AM RETIRED NOW.
E-MAIL-paborbon@primenet.com  MY HAT IS OF TO YOU ON A JOB WELL DONE,

THANK YOU SIR

Company L

From: 
David and Bernie Desmul david@tx3.com

My uncle, Gerald George Desmul, US 55 113 636, Company L, 38th 
Infantry Regiment was killed in action on Oct. 9, 1951 - near Imok-
Chong.  Any information, sources, or individuals that may 
have information about the actions leading up to and including the 
date of his death would be appreciated.

I have several names of other men in his unit; however, I have not been 
able to locate them.  

I was only seven years old when he died, however I still have many fond
memories of him - and have returned to Nebraska many times to repaint 
his white wooden cross.  I would appreciate any information you may 
have.

Thank you very much.

-----from KWP----

Desmul, Gerald G
Svc#		55113636
Svc		Army
Brnch		Infantry
Rank		PVT, E2
Home		Valley County, Ne.
CasDt		10/9/51
BirYr		1926
KIA
Unit		38 Inf Rgt 2nd Inf Div

Frederick F. Henry, Medal of Honor

Updated: 11/09/98 ed...

Looking for info for a book(?) on Oklahoma Medal of Honor Winners.

We have two from Korea.  The one that's driving me crazy is Henry, 
Frederick F. of Vian, OK.  Won the Medal posthumously on 1 Sep 50 
near Am-Dong in 2nd ID.

I've been through every Korean War book in the local library plus 
two libraries at Ft Sill and can find only his name on various Medal of 
Honor lists.  I'm looking for bio data and some kind of account of the 
actions leading to award of the Medal.  Would appreciate any info that 
you can provide.

E-mail me or snail mail to John Mercadante, 7208 NW Willow Creek
Drive, Lawton, OK, 73505.  If you have any leads for me to follow, 
I'll be glad to chase them.  Thanks in advance for your help.

John Mercadante 
Jmerk06 Email address

--update---4:23 PM on 8/25/96---

Mike Williams of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society provided
me with a copy of his Citation.  Henry was with Co F, 38th IR and
ordered his platoon to withdraw as they were about to be overrun.  He
stayed to cover their withdrawal and is still MIA.

More on Fred Henry

Brother was 8th Cavalry, WIA at UNSAN, Nov 3, 1950 taken prisoner, 
amputated. Received Safe Conduct passage and was returned to US as
evacuated WIA. Living and in:

On Fri, 14 Aug 1998 
Christine (Henry) Stroh  Email address wrote:
Hi Ted,
Thank-you for the information about my father, I appreciate it very much and
have sent it on to my Dad.
Here is his name, address, and phone number
Christopher C. Henry
1236 Hilltop Drive
Salinas, California 93905
(831) 424-7165

Again..thank-you
Christine (Henry) Stroh

See Also: 8th Cav page





Stanley Friedman

From: Michennedy@aol.com

I'm looking for a Korean War veteran by the name of Stanley Friedman. 
My father befriended him before they got shipped out of Fort Dix to 
Tacoma, Wash. to Korea. Stanley is a Jewish man from Brooklyn 
whose parents owned a kosher butcher shop there. He tells me he 
was asked by Stanley's mom to take care of her little Stanley. They
were split up before they reached Korea, I believe in Japan. My father 
went to the front lines for 18 months. He believes Stanley went to 
non-combat unit, the name of which escapes me (regimental rear?). 

He never saw or heard from him again. My dad speaks of him 
fondly, and I would like to track Stanley down to see what became 
of him.

Please let me know of any other venues, tools, organizations I could 
use to help me with my search. 

My father's name is Michael P. Kennedy, out of Hoboken NJ, Staff 
Sergeant, in case anyone is interested in contacting him, 
e-mail me. 

He doesn't remember the batallion but says it was Company E. His Serial
Number was US51179809. Stanley Friedman's SN was US51206075, born Oct
30, 1954. As it turns out he was from the BRONX, NY, not Brooklyn, but
his family owned the butcher shop in Brooklyn 

H Co, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry

On Tue, 06 Aug 1996 
Gordon Schneiderman  gordonsc@ix.netcom.com wrote:

Email update: 5/3/98 Email address

683 Valley Way
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Telephone:	(408)243-0225

Hal,

I am a veteran of the Korean War, having served with H Co, 2nd 
Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Div., from late May, 
1952, to April, 1953. 

My memories of the time I spent in Korea are rather dim, but were
prodded by a book I found at my local library: "War in Korea", by 
D. M. Giangreco, published in 1990 by Presidio Press, Novato, CA 
94947

How Co, 81st Mortars

i was in the 2nd div. from 1949 to 51. that's 2nd div., 38th regt.,
2nd bat., "how" company, 81 mortars. i sort of take care of "how" co. 

We have found about 62 people and have 4 reunions since 1988, the last 
being the memorial dedication where we had about fifteen of our people. 
I did pick up on your gordon schneiderman and he has all my lists of 
found and unfound.

i belong to the 2nd div. assoc, also the korean war branch 

RON   mjmprop@glasscity.net

Soyang River - POW

If there is anyway you can provide me with some information on my dad, 
Cpl. James Alfred Bailey  RA35-793-864, army infantry, Regiment 38th 
infantry, and even better, someone who might have known him, it would 
mean so much to me. 

He was a POW in Korea around 1950 and/or '51. He died in a POW camp. 

James Bailey
dj-jimb@msn.com
or
 djjimb@aol.com

---from Hal Barker---

Your father was with the 38th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Regiment, and 
was captured in the area of the Hill 1051 Hill 
mass on or about May 19, 1951.

The battle was called the Battle of the Soyang River, also known as 
the May Massacre. I've spent several days in that 
part of Korea, it is one of my major interests.

Matthew Morgan - POW

Larry Morgan lmorgan@alaweb.com wrote
looking for info on his father.

Comments:
MY FATHER WAS A MIA/POW DURING THE KOREAN WAR. HIS NAME WAS MATTHEW 
MORGAN.  I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THIS ERA OF HIS LIFE SINCE HE DIED 
IN 1969.

---from the KWP-----


Name:		MATTHEW MORGAN
Unit:			38th INF. RGT.
DOB:			04/23/27
CasDt		12/2/51 (date taken prisoner)
Address:		BRANTLEY, AL.  36009
Known Info:	POW APPROX. 30 MONTHS
More:			Repatriate in Big Switch

POW from Steep Falls, Me

Robin Davitt  robin.davitt@noaa.gov

Comments ...

My uncle, William Douglas from Steep Falls, Maine, died??? as a 
teenager in the Korean War and had been taken as a POW.  
I would love to know more about what he was like, what might have 
happened, anyone who may have known him.  I never got the chance.

-------from KWP-----

Douglass, William E
Svc#		21195155
Brnch		Army
Rank		PFC E3
Home		Cumberland County, Me.
CasDt	11/28/50
Cas		DIE Died in Camp POW
Unit		38 Inf Rgt 2nd Inf Div

1st Bn, I&R

John P Roberts, Jr
1922 Hanover Pike Bsmt
Hampstead 	MD 21074
410 239 7858

Comments ...

Nice to see an effort like this.  I have no pictures to pass on as I 
did my time without a camera.  From Ft. Lewis to Korea in Aug 1950 to 
the Pusan River with the I&R Section of the 1st Bn, 38th Inf Regt...
to Ascom City...to north of Pyong Yang...to Wonju and Hoeng Song
...to Kunmul Gol, where I was shot 18 May 1951 (that date jumped out 
at me from one of your responders)...to the Air Force hospital in 
Nagoya, Japan...back to the states Aug 1951.

Hope to eventually make contact with someone I remember and who 
remembers me.
 

MIA from 38th

On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 
 wrhereth@burgoyne.com wrote:

William (Rick) Hereth
420 E. Scenic Dr.
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
1-801-798-7218

Comments ...

I would be interested in anymore information on MIA's in the 
Korean War, as my father is among them.

Bloody Ridge

On Mon, 21 Oct 1996
Pete Kouris gaylord@sirius.com wrote:

My buddy's name is Russel Edgar, from Sioux City, Iowa.  We 
were in high school together and best freinds.  He was a light (30mm) 
machinegunner.  His position was run over.  All I know is I wrote him a 
letter, as we often did, after the battle and I got the letter back KIA.
I was and stll am devistated.

Note: Pete was with the 32nd INF RGT, combat photographer

---from KWP---

our online database for KIA, there is a Kenneth R Edgar, from Iowa.
He was in the 38th Inf Rgt, the date shows Aug 17, 51. Would that be 
him. The battle would have been Bloody Ridge.

MIA

On Mon, 28 Oct 1996
Kevin Crowley  kcrow@ccb.com wrote:

Comments ...

Looking for information on and last movements of Lawrence J. Smith, 
38487422, Army, 38th infantry regiment, 2nd infantry division. 

MIA, declared dead on 2/12/51.
Lawrence J. Smith  , also know as "Mike" and "LD"
Company A or C

CaseDate February 12, 1951; Died while missing, hostile
Born February 12, 1925
From Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Chinaman's Hat

On Tue, 10 Dec 1996
 Landjjohn@aol.com wrote:

Charlie Co 23IR, is my unit.

My name is Harold Davidson and I was stationed in Korea from 
August 1950 through November 1950. I was wounded on the 16th of 
September, 1950 and again on November 26, 1950 at Chinaman's Hat
(or so I'm told). 
I am looking for a friend of my that  was in the 38th Infantry Regiment 
(I think).  I served with him at Camp Roberts, California until my 
discharge in Oct. 1952.

His name was Levi Arcement.  He was from the 
New Orleans area. 

I can be E-mailed at the following address:  landjjohn@aol.com

Would really appreciate any information.  

Thank you.

M Co

 
On Tue, 31 Dec 1996
the michaels   wrote:

Eugene	Michaels
105 Catherine Lane
Montgomery, Il 60538
630 - 897-3164


Interested in any information regarding the 2nd division of the 
38th Infantry Regiment Company M.

Gerald G. Lambert

 
On Tue, 31 Dec 1996
Randall Reetz wrote:

8381 Las Montanas Court
Sacramento, CA 95829
916-689-9273
 
Interested in the history of the Korean War since my 
Uncle, Gerald G. Lambert was killed in action 9/50.  

However, I did not know him but have heard much about 
this war from my Grandmother.

KIA 2/13/51

On Thu, 2 Jan 1997
Charles Pence wrote:

1809 LENNOX AVE
LIMA, Oh 45804
419-224-9966

Comments:

CHARLES PENCE KIA 2/13/51 MASSACRE VALLEY.
SUBMITTED BY FRIEND KEN.

SV CO 38TH INF REGT.
SISTERS PHONE ABOVE.

D Company - 75 Recoiless

On Tue, 7 Jan 1997  
Harold R. Hoffmann  hoff@flash.net  wrote:

10206 Cedarbend Drive
San Antonio, Tx 78245
Telephone:	210-674-2724
Fax:	210-674-3587

I served in "D" Co., 1st Bn, 38th Inf Reg., 2nd Div. I deployed from 
Ft. Lewis, Wa with the Division and left Korea in April 1951. 

I was in the 75 Recoiless Ptl. and a short stay with
the Machine Gun Plt. 
I went to Korea as a Private and returned to the States as a 
Sergeant First Class. I remained in the Army and retired in August 
1975 as a Sergeant Major.

Hyunpong to Won-ni to Won-ju

Correspondent looking for Easy Company personell. -ed
On Tue, 24 Dec 
Ralph Denton  ytlg57a@prodigy.comwrote:

P.O.  BOX  168
WHITEFORD, MD 21160-0168
410-452-5840
 

Served with 82nd AAA AW Bn (SP) from 49 to 51-early Aug 50 
Assigned to Naktong Perimeter VIC Hyunpong. Flattened that 
town's houses w/M-39. Evacuated last infantry squad from bridge 
area there. Believe A Co 38th?. 

Would really like to meet any members of Sgt Hunnecutts outfit 
(E-38th) that followed us out when we broke thru the roadblock at the 
railroad underpass on  7 Jan to reach Bn CP at the end of the bridge at 
Wonju.  

See Also: 82nd AAA AW

Service Company

The KWP would like to acknowledge the many msgs received from members of the 38th Service Company. Over 22 of you logged onto ourGuest Book in the 2nd Infantry Division area. So we don't duplicate the effort, visitors should go there and look at the entries.

Many thanks for checking in with us, fellas. - Ted and Hal Barker,KWP.


Service Co

On Sat, 27 Sep 1997 
Ed Hermansen wrote:

603 CHERRY AVE
SUMNER, WA 98390-1331
Telephone:	206-862-5606

SUBMITTED BY KEN DELAP
SHIPPED OVER  WITH  SV CO 38TH INF REGT. 1950/1951.

B Company

On Fri, 17 Jan 1997 
Jeffery Smith  jsmith@awanet.com  wrote:

Re: POW Camp 1, 3, 4, 5

Sir my father was a POW in the Korean conflict and wishes to possess
1950 maps of the areas:  Changsung,  Wiwon.

My father was with B Company, 38th Regiment, 2nd Inf Div.  He does
not remember the name DeSoto but it maybe Camp 2 where the officers
stayed,  Maybe.  My father was in camps 1,3,4, and 5.
Thank you for your interest.

Jeff Smith

M Company Mortars

On Sun, 2 Feb 1997 
Claude Hurt wrote:

Street:	po-box 178
york springs, pa 17372
Fax:	717-528-7692

I enjoy your section, very much. keep up the good work.  My unit was 
co. m 38th inf regt. platoon sgt. 81 mm mortor platoon , korea from 
Aug 1950 to Feb 1951.

Frank Monte

On Tue, 25 Feb 
SONKV@aol.com wrote:

Looking for anyone who served with Frank Monte.
I believe he was in korea part of 50 and 51.

SONKV@aol.com

A Company

On Thu, 23 Jan 1997
Keith A Doman kad5@csd.uwm.edu  wrote:

I am trying to get in contact with anyone who served in A company of 
the 38th regiment of the 2nd Army Division during May of 1951.
Would especially like to hear from anyone who might have known 
Private First  Class Wautura Nakamura.  PFC Nakamura served in A 
company and was killed in action on 18 May, 1951.

I am also interested in finding the names of the company commander
for A company and the regimental commander for the 38th during 
this time.  Thank you!

Keith A. Doman
621 S. 64th Street
Milwaukee, WI  53214

A Company and Camp 3,5

On Thu, 20 Mar 1997
Terry Meadows  mead5898@dpnet.net  wrote:

My father is looking for anyone who might remember him. He was 
captured on Nov 25,1950. Company A, 2nd infantry division, 38th 
infantry. He was on death march,also mining camp, the Cave and 
Camps # 3&5. He was released at the end of the war in 1953. 

His name is Richard A. Lawrence,his slang name was Alabama. He 
was 19 at the time of he's capture and was badly wounded.

My e-mail address is mead5898@dpnet.net.

Thank-you, 

Terry Meadows

Camp 1 and 3

On Wed, 12 Mar 1997
Greg Medlin (son of John W. Medlin) wrote:

Belle Chasse La 70037
504 394 7616
Did you know my dad John W Medlin Captured 2 12 1950
Held at camps 1 and 3.

On Fri, 28 Mar 1997 
John Gregory Medlin tau113@aol.com 
wrote:

I am writing this to let the world know that john william medlin
has passed away march 22 1997 his memory will be honored at vfw
post 10097 ft myers beach fl. at 400pm april 17 1997.

John is survied by his wife billie jean and his children by his first
wife kathleen. sue carol,kenneth darral and john gregory and seven 
grandchildern and two greatgrandchildern and eight step childern.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Special thanks  to donald denny for all he did to help a fellow pow 
through a long and diffcult illness. Interment will be at arlington 
national cemtery date as yet undeterimed.

May god rest his soul and grant his family peace

Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 4 and Camp 5

On Thu, 27 Feb 1997 
George Matta geomatta@aol.com  wrote:

216 Rumson Drive
Hoover, AL 35226
(205) 823-5989
  
My father spent over two years in Camp 1, Camp 4, and  Camp 5 
during the war.  His life long dream has been to have the story of 
him and his buddies in the various POW Camps published.
I have completed a manuscript that I will get published as my way
of thanking him and his buddies for all they did.

I am a retired Air Force CMSgt and a VietNam era vet who also 
served during Dessert Shield/Dessert Storm.

Part of my fathers legacy is the pride that he instilled in me of the 
military and the love I have for this country.  

The Capture George Matta's story

IN MEMORIUM: George John Matta

On Wed, 7 Oct 1998 
George Matta, Jr.  GEOMATTA@aol.com wrote:

I received word today thay my father George John Matta died. He was a 28
year U.S. Army veteran how served his country proudly and with honor 
during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

He was a POW during the Korean War for over two years and was returned 
in Operation Little Switch.

I want to thank the Korean War Project for bringing some comradeship and
contacts to my father in his last year and a half. We were looking 
forward to being a part of an upcoming documentary being produced by
the A&E Network for the History Channel about the experiences of 
returning veterans from our nations conflicts. Unfortunately he has 
passed on before the interview could be conducted. He would have enjoyed
that very much.

My father and I were much closer these past few years because of the
research I did for the book and the contacts and information provided by
your web site and the people who visit the site.

George J. Matta Jr.  -  A proud son, a greatful veteran. 

From the KWP, Hal and Ted Barker, our heartfelt condolences during this
time of loss of the family and friends. He will be missed.

K Company

On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 
Traymon Watkins traywat@sprynet.com  wrote:


7111 Saybrook
San Antonio, Tx 78250
(210) 696-1309

I was with Co K, 38th Inf 1950-1951 A'm I the only one
left?  

James Rorie F CO 38TH INF

On Sun, 20 Apr 1997
Updated 25 Spt 2000
Barb Rorie-King  brking56@bellsouth.net  wrote:

111 Jamestown Place
Hendersonville, TN  37075
615-822-7671
fax: 615-822-7671

I am trying to find out if anyone is still living that might have known
my uncle James E. Rorie. He was reported MIA on December 2, 1950.

He never returned from the war and his body was never recovered. My 
father has told me his entire unit was practically wiped out when the 
Chinese invaded.  My grandmother will be 85 years old in September 
and I would like to be able to just tell her that someone witnessed his 
death.

From KWP: F CO 38TH INF 12/2/50

Wonju area

On Sun, 18 May 1997 
Paula Sheridan  chris.sheridan@pcisys.net  wrote:

6360 Tuckerman Lane
Colorado Springs, 	CO 80918

My uncle, Donald R. Young, was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment,
2nd Infantry Division, I Company. He was killed in action in South
Korea, on February 12, 1951.

I understand there are publications called "Morning Reports" and would 
love to know how I can get copies of those reports for 2-12-51 & 2-13-51.

Any help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you. --Paula Sheridan

KIA 2/12/51

On Sat, 24 May 1997
Skip Galt  sgalt@worldnet.att.net  wrote:

508 Oakridge Blvd
Lynchburg, VA  24502
804-528-1186
fax: 804-528-1186

I am trying to find information about a cousin, PFC Robert L. Galt JR.
He is listed as KIA on 2/12/51 (Died while captured, Hostile). 

I would like to find more anecdotal information from individuals that
might have served with Robert, sailed with him, or perhaps with him 
during his escape attempt. If anyone even knows his Battalion and 
Company that would be great.

KIA 2/13/51

On Sun, 18 May 1997
Patti Christine  chris1p@aol.com  wrote:

I am looking for anyone who would of served with my uncle, I am looking
to find out more about him. Harold Adams, was in the 2 INF DIV 38 INF RGT.

He was killed on 2/13/1951. Anyone who knew him, and who could tell me 
how he was killed. I would really appreciate it. 

E-Mail me please  

Sam W Ferguson

On Sun, 8 Jun 1997
Kathleen Eldridge eldridgemartin@msn.com  wrote:


Interested in anything about my uncle, Sam W. Ferguson who was killed 
in the Korean War.  We never have received his body back.  

He was in the same outfit as my cousin, John Ferguson. We believe they
were the only uncle-nephew in their unit. 

Sam was killed when his position was over-run and by the time the 
position was recaptured, his body was nowhere to be found.

From KWP: Sam was killed in action on Jan 21, 52

Ernest W Leonard

 On Fri, 27 Jun 1997
Robert Butler wrote:

3812 Overlook Trail
Kennesaw, GA 30144
770-428-5172

Earnest Wayne Leonard KIA Korea. A friend of mine.  
Am interested in how he died. 

rlb

From KWP:  KIA July 29, 1951 

M Company

 
On Fri, 25 Jul 1997 
Doyle Parman wrote:

Rt 4 Box 43
Grant City, MO 	64456
816-564-3457
M co 38th inf  survivor of Massacre Valley incident, Feb 12, 1951 near 
Hoengsong, S Korea.

Charles R. Long killed in action that day  Please contact me if you 
knew him. He is a Medal of Honor recipient. Camp Long named for 
him  near Wonju.

M Company

 
On Fri, 25 Jul 1997 
Philip Zizzo wrote:

1392 LUNING DRIVE
SAN JOSE, CA 95118
408-978-7707

With M co  38th inf. korea 1950 1951 survived  kunu-ri  and 
Hongsong massarce.

How Company

 
On Sun, 27 Jul 1997 
Ron Mossing wrote:
Ron 'Vic' Mossing

24250 WEST RIVER RD.
PERRYSBURG, OH  43551
419-878-8297
419-874-7912

I am especially interested in locating men from "HOW"  Company, 
2nd Div. 38th Regt.

M Company

On Thu, 31 Jul 1997 
Ed Kilner wrote:

2938 sn 16 W
Green Cove springs, FL 32043
904-529-9211
Co. M 38 inf. regt. Korea 1950-1951

M Company

On Sun, 10 Aug 1997
Robert Kintner wrote:

5105 Kieffer st. SW.
Canton,OH 44706-3911
330-484-4451

CO M. 38 inf. regt. Korea  Feb. 1951 Nov. 1951.
would like to hear from anyone who remembers me..

PFC JOHN SOKOL

On Fri, 15 Aug 1997 
David Wilson wrote:
10025 Shoreview Rd. #226
Dallas, Tx.

After all these years someone has put together a place where information
dealing with the Korean war can be obtined.

So far I have located two of my friends KIA in Korea at this site.I am
seeking infomation about PFC JOHN SOKOL. He was from Chicago and served
in the 2 Inf. Div.in a Inf.unit--Any information would be appreciated

Thank You,
David Wilson 

from KWP

Sokol was Killed in Action, Spt of 51

ROBERT T. STENSON

On 28 Jul 1997
Jab@kktv.com 	wrote:

I HOPE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP ME.  I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON AN
UNCLE THAT WAS LISTED AS MIA IN THE KOREAN WAR. I SEARCHED THE DATABASE
AND FOUND SOME INFORMATION THERE.  THERE IS  MORE THAT I AM LOOKING FOR.

HIS NAME IS  ID NUMBER 12296852 AND LISTS HIM AS
MISSING ON 11/30/50 AND STATES "DIED WHILE MISSING, HOSTILE".

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS.  I WOULD LIKE TO GET A COPY OF HIS
MILITARY RECORDS AND FIND OUT IF HIS REMAINS WERE EVER RECOVERED.

ANY HELP YOU CAN PROVIDE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU,

JULIE (STENSON) BRIDGES

Kunu-ri

From: Sonny14280@aol.com

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 
Subject: Korean War Branch

Is this still an active organization of the 2nd Indianhead Div. 
I recieved an application a while back and misplaced it. I believe the
address was  Co. E,38th Inf. Rgt. 2nd Div. I went to Korea with this
outfit from Ft Lewis, Wash. in July or Aug. 1950 and was wounded in
Kunri on Nov. 27, 1950 and  medivaced back to the States. 

Murphy General Hosp., Waltham, Mass.

If still active please send a new application to: 

Gilbert W. Farley
244 176th Ave.
Redington Shores
Fl. 33708

John E. Jennings, Sgt

On Fri, 01 Aug 1997 
Stanley T. Philbin  wrote:

The main purpose of this e-mail is to ask you if you've encountered
a problem in establishing (and confirming) for the family of Sergeant
John E. Jennings Jr. ER 36-778-696, MIA 2-12-51, that he was actually
assigned to your outfit, the 38th Inf. Reg. of the 2nd Inf. Div.

His son, John E. Jennings III, at HIKE14@AOL.COM states:

"He (Sgt.Jennings) left for Korea about 10 days before I was born, so we
never saw each other. It would certainly be a relief after all these
years to know what actually happened to him" et-al,.

If he was, can you tell his son, John E. Jennings III, of 
2051 Glenhill Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-3352
tel.#1-719-635-9293
e-mail: HIKE14@AOL.COM

Can you confirm what Company or platoon, or squad, Sgt. Jennings was
assigned to?

Respectfully with friendship,

Stanley T. Philbin
43 Tannery Brook Rd., Box 12 
Gorham, ME 04038-2655
1-207-839-8867

Also a vet: 508th Airborne RCT, Fox Co. and the 101st Airborne Division,
Ft. Campbell, KY.

datein: 5 August 1954 dateout: 27 February 1959

Recon

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997 
Vic Giannetto wrote:


123 Indiana Ave
Mishawaka,IN 46544
(219)2591830

datein: 12/7/50 dateout: 5/19/51

Im looking for anyone that might have known the brother that i never
did.His name is Charles Giannetto he went to korea Dec 7,1950 and served
with a reconnaisance team of wolf company, F 38th infantry, 2nd
division. He died on May 15,1951 and his serial number was 33923012.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks in advance
Victor Giannetto

Heavy Mortar Co.

On Sat, 27 Sep 1997
George L. Moscardini cardin2484@aol.com  wrote:

116 SE37th Street
Cape Coral, Fl 33904

914/540-4816

I have just recently gone ON-LINE and had no idea that I could find as
much information about the Korean War. I have been trying for the
longest time to get this type of information.

I servedwith the Heavy Mortar Co. 38th Inf. Regt. 2nd Inf. Div. from
Mar.52 to Jan53. and have been trying to find out about any re-unions or
members of my unit. Thank you very much for all you have done and are
doing.

George

Robert H. Canupp

On Fri, 10 Oct 1997 
Richard Stout rbstout@earthlink.net wrote:

2211 Patou Drive W.
Jacksonville, Fl 32210-2462

phone: (904) 781-6263

dateout: 11/30/1950

Anyone who knew PFC Robert H. Canupp 14352873, 38th Inf Rgt, 2nd Inf
Div. Listed MIA 11/30/1950.  No further info ever received from AS
Army.

My wife's brother- I need to help her finally reconcile his loss, if
that is possible.

From a vet of a later era (1955-1977), I salute the courage, sacrifice
and suffering of all Korean War vets.  Yours was the last generation
with genuine integrity.

Richard Stout
rbstout@earthlink.net

James Harold Lynch

On Sat, 11 Oct 1997 
Patricia Gately Jdypat@aol.com wrote:

2005 Hwy 48s
Centerville, Tn 37133
931-729-9437
Fax: same

MY "FATHER"  SGT. JAMES HAROLD LYNCH  WAS CAPTURED BY CHINESE ON DEC
1ST 1950 AND HE DIED AT A DEATH CAMP ON JAN 8TH 1951  HE STARVED AND
FROZE TO DEATH THERE WITH OUT MEDICAL ATTENTION OR FOOD AND CLOTHING. 
OUR FAMILY DID NOT KNOW THIS UNTIL I SEARCHED FOR INFORMATION AND
DISCOVERED IT IN 1990. 

I WAS 4 WHEN HE DIED AND ALTHOUGH HES BEEN GONE FOR SO LONG AND EVEN
THO I WAS SO VERY YOUNG, I GREIVE TODAY AS IF IT WAS YESTERDAY.. I MISS
HIM SO BAD AND I HURT SO BADLY KNOWING HOW HE DIED SUCH A CRUEL DEATH
FOR SUCH A YOUNG MAN WHO HADN'T LIVED BUT SUCH A SHORT TIME.

HIS DEATH PUT HIS DAD IN THE BED FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS..HE GRIEVED
HIMSELF TO DEATH.  

I MISSED OUT ON SO MUCH AND I GRIEVE FOR THAT LOSS, BUT NOW MY CHILDREN
ARE PAYING AND SO ARE THEIR CHILDREN.  

NEVER DOES A DAY GO BY THAT I DON'T THINK OF HIM AND SOMETIMES I GO TO
HIS MEMORIAL STONE AT THE CEMETARY AND TELL HIM HOW MY HURT WILL NOT
HEAL. AND ASK HIM TO GUIDE ME IF  HE CAN...I FEEL SURE HES WATCHING
OVER US AND I PRAY THAT HE IS.

James W. Bishop

On Wed, 8 Oct 1997
Gerald J. Bishop bish10@aol.com wrote:


328 oak crest
richardson, TX 75080

972 690-6906

checking on my father (mia/kia) Bishop, James W 16218748

would like to see his file, also, what about remains sent back by North
Korea.

Note: James is listed as a member of the 38th IR and listed as Died of
Wounds, Feb 12, 51 which would be near one of the large battle sites of
the war.

John Molanick

On Sat, 25 Oct 1997 
John Molanick tom_molanick@prodigy.net wrote:


115 SOUTH FIFTH STREET
DUQUESNE, PA 15110

38 TH INF. REG. SECOND DIVSION UNDER COMMAND OF ANTHONY HERBERT

NICKNAME:  YUNK SILVER STAR

F Company

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997 
pete@primeline.com wrote:

Lauritz M. Juliussen [Julie]
4684 Old Clyde Road
Clyde, NC  28721

phone: 704-627-8166
fax: 704-627-1828

datein: 1951 dateout: 1952
I'm submitting this for my father who went to Korea in 1949 & was
attached to Com. G, 23rd Reg.-1949-50 & then continued on with Com. F,
38th Inf. 1951-52, both belonging to 2nd Division. 

He is especially interested in finding a friend by the name of Joseph A.
Magnant who was with Com. G 23rd Inf. Anyone else that could have known
my father, please contact him @ above address. Thanks.

Charlie Co

On Sun, 26 Oct 1997 
Robert Hammersmith bhammersmith@juno.com wrote:

6208 KEG CREEK DRIVE
APPLING, GA 30802

(706) 541-9181
 
I was with Charlie Co, 38th Inf, from Mar.49 to Jul/Aug 1951.  I have
all morning reports from 1 Aug 1950 to 31 Dec 1951.  These were
researched at St. Louis, Mo.  Also have the Korean War casuauty file
from the DOD.

I like many of the other Korean Vets lost many good friends in the 
"Land of the Morning Calm"  Others mat have forgotten about the so
called police action, but we shall never forget.

This coming May is a reunion of the Korean War Veterans Alliance in San
Antonio, Texas.  The alliance is made up of  personnel of the Second 
Division and /or all attached units.

If you would like more information about this re-union, you can contact
the President of the Association, Andrew E. Reyna,, 5530 Castle Way
Dr..San Antonio, Texas 78218. Also Charlie Heath who is our Sec/Treas.
at 8540 Mill Bight Rd. NE. Olympia, Wa. 98516. or Tom Eastman past
president at PO BOX 1372,  Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63902 or myself Bob
Hammersmith,  6208 Keg Creek Drive,Appling, Ga. 30802  E-M!

We are always looking for new members. We are a real close knit group. 
In our later years it seems we grow closer and we will never forget our
fallen comrades.  If there is any way I can help any one out there
please let me know Thanks.

Hammer  " ROCK OF THE MARNE"

D Company

On Mon, 13 Oct 1997 
Bill Keough BillKeo@aol.com wrote:

Pawtucket, RI

datein: 1949 dateout: 1951

My Father James Keough served with D co 38th Inf From Ft Lewis to Korea.

He passed Away in 1978 He was Always Very Proud of the guys he served
with ! I have Some pictures From Ft Lewis that I scanned in they are in
JPG Format if any one wants them E-Mail Me ..( ears, Mouse & Nap ) 

Bill Keough 

D Company

On Sat, 18 Oct 1997 
Jack Knichel jnj740@aol.com wrote:

6600 oakshore dr.
panama city, fl 32404

850-871-5594

2nd div. 38th rct. d co.

G Company

On Sun, 9 Nov 1997 
Howard S. Nowotarski anniehowie@aol.com wrote:

11201 N. El Mirage Road
Suite #87
El Mirage, AZ 85335
 
I am a vet of this conflict, was there from Mar. 52 till Oct.53, served
with:

UNC POW camp # 10 Pusan

Co. G 38th Inf. 2nd Div.

558th MP Co. 8th Army Hq. 

Was on DS at Munsan-ni right before Armistace was signed. Was also on
duty in Seoul when IKE came to inspect Korea to end the fighting! 

Became Mr. Nowotarski in Nov. 53, seperated from Ft. Sherdian IL

I was in POW Camp #10 Pusan witch was called 10th MPEG Co. We were in
the PW hospital Command around the time the riots happened on Ko Ge Doe
& Chagie  Doe ( excuse the spelling) islands were the 3rd Div. was
partly guarding them! 

Remember the time when they shipped over a bunch of the prisoners all
messed up from one of there riots! 

I volunteered for combat around Jan. 53 & this was when I was sent to G
CO. 2nd batallon 38th Regement 2nd Div.  Was with this unit about 2
months & then ordered to 8th Army Hq. 558th MP Co. in Seoul! 

Was sent to DS at Munsan-ni Base Camp, had another detachment at
Panmungon from our Co. Too. After a while I was back & forth from Munsan
to company in Seoul where I recall seeing IKE when he made his visit to
end that mess there, prior to his election as president! 

This is where i was when the Cease Fire went into effect! 

Am also a life member in 2nd Div. Assoc. in Buda Texas & life member in
Korean War Veterans Alliance, attended my 1st reunion earlier this year!

Item Co

On Thu, 27 Nov 1997 
Steven Long Email address wrote:

I am searching for information on how my uncle died.  My mother has 
always wondered and I am hoping someone can help me fill her in.  

He was James A. Stevens, PFC.  He was killed 12 Feb 1951.  He was in 
Co I, 38 Inf, 2 ID.  Any Info will be  great.

William J. King POW

On Tue, 18 Nov 1997
Drew Johnson Email address wrote:

I am so pleased to see the great service done by the Korean War Project.
I know that the Korean War is often neglected and this is a sad matter.

My mother's brother, William J. King Jr., died in the Korean War. He was
with the 38th Infantry of the 2nd Infantry Division, and the Korean War
database shows his casualty date as 2/12/51, and the circumstances as 
having died after capture, hostile.

I wish I knew his company as it would be easier to locate someone who
remembered him and the circumstances of his death. I hope someone may
read this and can tell me more information about him and his
disappearance.  My uncle was 19 when he died and was a "country boy" 
from Emanuel County, Georgia. I believe that he had been in Korea less
than two months before he disappeared. 

If anyone out there remembers my uncle and/or information on his death, 
I would sure appreciate  hearing from them.

Drew Johnson

Earl J. Burgess

On Mon, 15 Dec 1997 
Earl Jerome Burgess, JrEmail address wrote:

2824 Santa Paula Court
Sacramento, CA 95821

Telephone: 916-484-0192
Fax: 530-741-4076

I'm interested in finding information on my dad's service history.  He
died in Korea on or about 1950. He was PFC. Earl J. Burgess, SR., and he
was a radio operator at the time.  I would appreciate any information or
contact with anyone who might have served with him.

Lt. Willard Crowell KIA

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997 
Dana Taylor Email address wrote:

I am searching for anyone who served with my father, First Lieutenant 
Willard (Bill) Crowell, Jr.  He served in Korea as a member of Company F
38th Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division.  He received the
Silver Star for gallantry in action near Sanggonbae on October 9, 1951.

He was killed near Kap'yong, South Korea on April 30, 1952.  Some of his
commanding officers were battalion commander Major Hodges, from Kansas, 
Major Mosser, and Captain Fuss.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who served with my father.

Dana (Crowell) Taylor
dtaylor@hagendye.com

1st Bn B Co

On Thu, 4 Dec 1997 
Raymond Vivian, Jr.Email address wrote:

My dad was an Army infantryman with 2nd ID, 38th Regt, 1st Btn, B
co.  His name is Raymond C. Vivian and was there from july 51 -
apr 52. He was wounded and recieved the Purple Heart and Bronze
Star.

Service Co

On Sat, 10 Jan 1998
Richard BurkeEmail address wrote:

319 N Pearl Street
Clayton, NJ 08312
Telephone:	609-881-5452


With Sv.Co, 38th Inf Regt,2nd Div at Ft. Lewis. Left and arrived
at Pusan Perimeter Aug 1950 - June 51. Motor pool mechanic.

ROBERT LAVERNE EDWARDS

On Thu, 12 Feb 1998
Cheryl Hamilton Email address wrote:

9119 GLENBURY
HOUSTON, TX 77037

Telephone: 281-847-9538
Fax: 281-847-9538

WE ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT ANYTHING THAT YOU MIGHT KNOW
ABOUT ROBERT LAVERNE EDWARDS. LISTED AS KIA - BODY NEVER RECOVERED
FROM THE KOREAN WAR IN 1950.  HE WAS FROM HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY,
TEXAS.

PLEASE E-MAIL US OR SEND IT IN THE MAIL TO US.  THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR YOUR WEB PAGE AND INFORMATION THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING THE
FAMILIES OF THESE VICTIMS.

From KWP Robert became missing on Nov 28th 1950 Kunu-ri area of 
North Korea.

Louis Zwilling KIA Feb 13, 1951

Amy Blake wrote:

A library patron named Norman Zwilling was looking for information
on his brother, Louis Zwilling, missing February 13, 1951.  

Louis Zwilling was in the Army Infantry, Selective Service, rank -
Corporal. His DOB was 2/8/25.  Norman had checked with the ROTC
office, who sent him to us at the Knox County Public Library. 

If you have any other information or wish to contact him his
address is: 
Norman Zwilling 
6445 N. Woodriver Rd
Dundas, IL 62425

phone (618)869-2347.
I appreciate your assistance and I know Mr. Zwilling  will be too.

Sincerely,

Amy Blake
Knox County Public Library
Vincennes, IN 47591

From KWP Louis Zwilling, Richland Cty, IL was with the 38th
Infantry Rgt and was a casualty on Feb 13, 1951, during nasty
fighting, the Div was wrapped up in fighting in Feb and Mar of 51.

Frank Monte

On Mon, 9 Mar 1998 
Leo Santore Email address wrote:

Looking for anyone who knew Frank Monte. I believe he was i G C. 38th 

Service Co

On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 
James C Donaldson Email address wrote:

8720 Shady Bluff Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70818

phone: 504-261-4070

datein: Nov.1952 dateout: Oct.1953

I was with Svc.Co. operating the Reg't parts truck.I would love to hear
from some of my old buddies.Some that I remember are Boyd, Burdette,
Hawkins, Kummer, Glasser and others that were there.

I hope to hear from some of you.

Good Luck from James C.

Heavy Mortar Co

On Sat, 21 Mar 1998 
Neil Stewart Email address wrote:


320 Magnolia ave
Hillsdale, NJ 07642-1820

Telephone: 201 664 3311
Fax: 201 664 7217
 

I was with the heavy mortar co. Counterfire platoon from april 1952 to
dec 1952. I met a buddy that took basic training in Fort Jackson, with
me, we both served with hvy mortar co 38th reg. 


Neil Stewart

1SGT. Herman Miller Jr

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998 
"Jarret G. O'Pry" Email address wrote:

19220 Esterbrook Rd.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454

phone: 504-370-7510
fax: 504-536-5190

My grandfather is Ret. 1SGT. Herman Miller Jr.  And he is alive and
well.  But,  he is still trying to find out more information about who's
still alive and how to contact them.

If you have any information his address is:

765 Madewood Dr. 
LaPlace, La.  70068.  

Thank you all! 

Contact needed

On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 
Bryan Kelly Email address  wrote:

8 concord st.
Greenwich, CT 06831-4213

phone: 1-203-531-9081

datein: 1951 dateout: 1953

SFC John"Yosh"Kelly:

I am looking for any information or storys or anyone who knew my
grandfather. he died a year and a half ago of cancer, he wanted to go to
the 2nd. inf. reunion but was to sick. 

He was always proud of his service and always talked highly of the men
he served with, he passed away and there is so much i wanted to ask him,

i would love to hear from someone who served with or under him during
the war.

thanks alot,
Bryan Kelly

Richard B. Mackin KIA

On Wed, 29 Apr 1998 
Updated: 3/22/99
Tom Mackin Email address wrote:

26 Eddy St.
Milford, CT 06460

Telephone:	203 874 8772

I've always been curious about my uncle Richard B. Mackin 2 INF DIV
killed on 2/12/51. 

My family has passed away and I remain curious. Did anyone know him that
checks this site. I would be curious to hear from you.                  

Thank you for this place to remember those who gave their lives.

From KWP: Hal here:
Dear Sir,

Your uncle was with the 38th Infantry and was lost on February 12, 1951,
in the vicinity of Wonju, South Korea.

The Second Division was under fierce attack by the Chinese in this area.

The sister Regiment, the 23d Infantry, was holding the small crossroads
town of Chipyongni to the west of the 38th Infantry positions.

Ousley MIA HQ Co

On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 
Mjhayesfwb Email address wrote:

My name is Joyce 0usley-Hayes and my older brother is a Korean War MIA.

I was only 4 years old when he went to Korea. I don't remember very 
much about him. Both of my parents died having never been told anything
about his disappearance, simply nothing from the government. First they
were told that his was missing, and later, he was declared "legally"
dead.  Who can I contact to find information about  him?  I have some
letters which were returned to my mother marked "M.I.A."  and "missing
with some illegible initials."

The address on the envelopes from my mother indicates the following:

Cpl. James A. Ousley, RA - 57307222, Hq. Co. 2nd Bn. 38th, Rct. 2nd Div
 APO, 248, San Francisco, California. The envelope is post-marked 
December 1, 1950.  All of mom's letters after that December 1 were 
returned.  Apparently, he disappeared in early December 1950.   After he
was declared dead, he was given the rank of Sgt.--not sure what kind. 

If you can be of any assistance, I would really appreciate it.  

Thank you--

Joyce Ousley-Hayes

Hayden D Cockrum

On Thu, 28 May 1998
Cheryl Burney Email address wrote:

Branson, MO

cas: yes

comments:
I am looking for anyone who may have known or served with my Uncle in
the Korean War.  My Father was 10 yrs. old when his brother went to
war.  

My Fathers parents are deceased and the papers on his brother have been
lost. I have been able to locate some info from the internet.  I am not
familiar with some military terms, so I'll type them as I have them. 

His name was Hayden D Cockrum from Arkansas, he died while missing
11-20-50. He was a SGT in the Army. Unit #38 Unit 1- INF RGT, Unit 2- 2
INF Div. I would appreciate any help. 

Thank You- Cheryl         cbb0214@aol.com

Mike Co.

On Mon, 29 Jun 1998 
deidri reichert 
1.Email address
2. Best: Email address
 wrote:

datein: 1/51 dateout: 3/51

comments: 

My father, Leslie D. Hoover , is looking for information regarding a man
by the name of Young, who helped my father escape after being captured
by the chinese during the battle on 2/12/51 at Wonju.  Any information
may be emailed to me at deidri@gte.net.

My father was captured during battle at Wonju on2/12/51.  A fellow by 
the name of Young, whom my father believed was also in M division helped
my dad to escape.  Young may have been from Pa, was married with a 
child.

While Young was in service, his wife and his parents moved to Cal.  My
dad would like to hear any information anyone has about this fellow.  He
often wonders what ever became of him.  He also recalls a guy named
Ames(spelling may not be correct).

Thanks for your help.

E Co

On Sun, 17 May 1998 
Albert Newman Email address wrote:

29 Lake Simond Road
Tupper Lake, NY 12986-9702

Telephone:	518-359-9366

 
Comments:

Often wonder about the rest of the guys after I rotated. Some names are
hazy but hopefully I can pull some out of memory.

Nice service for us!!   Keep up the work...we do appreciate it!!

Thanks,
Al  Co. E, 38th Inf. Reg., 2nd Div.

HQ Co

On Thu, 11 Jun 1998 
Updated: 18 Oct 1999
MARIE PARISH SHURRUM Email address wrote:

5201 BOATRACE ROAD 
PANAMA CITY, FL 32404

fax: 850-871-1738


comments:

HI, MY UNCLE WAS CPL GEORGE W. PARISH, HE WAS IN THE 38 IN 2 DIV I THINK
HQ CO. FROM WHAT MR. BARKER HAS TOLD ME HE CAME MISSING AT KUNU-RI ON
THE 30 DAY OF NOV. 1950. 

THANKS. MR BARKER FOR YOUR HELP. IF IT IS POSABLE TO FIND OUT FUTHER
INFORMATION.  IF ANY ON REMEMBERS HIM, KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM, HIS
SPECIALTY NO. WAS 00345 I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. I HEARD THAT SOME
ONE KNEW WHAT HAPENED MY GRANDMA NEVER INQUIRED AND SHE DIDNT TELL ME
HIS NAME.  

ALSO ARE THERE PICTURES THAT CAN BE OBTAINED OF HIM.     

Died in POW Camp

On Fri, 26 Jun 1998 
Greg Buggy Email address wrote:

75 6th St. 
Clymer, PA 15728


comments: 


I am a family member of Carl Lucas A Company.  We have very little info. about
him.  He was taken prisoner 11-26-50 and died 11-6-51 in North Korea.

They said a rock fell on him.  He was in the Indian Head Division
13308565 (not sure how this info. fits in).If anybody has any
information about him it would be greatly appreciated if you could let us know.  

Thank You Debbie Buggy(niece)

A Co 1st Bn

On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 
"Kevin J. , Cheryl D. Airth" Email address wrote:

3300 Stephanie St.
Houma, LA 70363

Telephone: 504-851-2228

My grandfather served in the War and I would like to find out about
his company and the things they did during the war.

I was able to find out some info on my granddad's service years in 
Korea. His name is Robert F. Gordon. He was drafted into the army in
1952 and served in Company A 1st Battalion 38 Infantry Rgt. 

Do you have any information on this particular Company during
the war? Anything you have would appreciated. 

Thank You, Cheryl Airth

Sgt Carl G Hilt

On Fri, 12 Jun 1998 
Warhist@aol.com wrote:

Dear Sir,
I collect WW2,and Korean war  memoraiblia I have a document that lists
Sgt Carl G Hilt as missing in action. He was awarded the Bronze Star
for Valor, in march of 1951 for destorying a enemy pillbox. 

He was later reported as missing in action. In 1954 he was declared dead
by the US Army. Is there anyone at there that may have a photo of sgt
Hilt? I was just wondering what this unkown Korean war hero looked like.

A Castillo

Cpt. Kenneth L.Sutherlnd

On Sat, 25 Jul 1998 
Marty Bakken Email address wrote:

403 Countryside Key Blvd.
Oldsmar, FL 34677

phone: 813-787-5812

dateout: 03-31-51

cas: yes

comments: 
Looking for ANY information about my Uncle who was Killed in the the
Korean War. My mother and her sisters are looking despartly for ANY
information thay can find on him.

Cpt. Kenneth L.Sutherlnd
38 Inf Rgt 2 Inf Div
Killed in a jeep-land mine accident near the 38th Parellel (HAN River-
North Side) Thanks For any info you can give us!!!

Michael Kolson

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998 
Judy Kolson Email address wrote:

1903 Somerset Ave
Windber, PA 15963

phone: (814)467-4663

datein: 12/14/50 dateout: 10/09/51

cas: yes

comments:
We are looking for anyone who would of served in "Company L" 38 INF RGT
2 INF DIV  with Michael Kolson (squad leader), he was KIA on 10/09/51. 

Details we know:  He served with one man named Albert Partch in Fort 
Knox (not sure where he is now). He received the Silverstar in on 
Sept 2, 1951 for bravery in the vicintiy of Nandeau-San, during this 
time they were helping a unit from the Netherlands.  Received the 
Oakleaf Cluster on 10/08/51 (the day before he was KIA), he was then in
the area of U-Mok-Chong.  If you have any info as to what happened to 
him, please let us know.  We would like to know as much as we possibly 
can about what happened to him.  Please help if you can..  Anxiously 
awaiting any responses please email me at 

jkolson@imap.pitt.edu, or call (814) 467-4663 or US mail 
1903 Somerset Ave Windber, PA 15963

From the KWP: That date would place him to the west of Heartbreak Ridge,
along the Mundungni Valley. The final stages of the Battle of Heartbreak
Ridge were being fought.

The 38th was flanking Heartbreak. This flanking action allowed 
Heartbreak to be taken by the 23d Infantry.

Richard Bergland

On Sat, 19 Sep 1998 
Merle Metcalf Email address wrote:

Richard D. Bergland, 38 inf RGT 2 INF DIV
Service - Army
Date of Casualty: 1951-01-11 00:00 Key Number 2078
Branch: IN Component: ER
KS Location: 
Birth Year: 1930 

Richard Bergland grew up in Clearbrook, Minn. A town of 500. His 
brother became my brother-in-law. I am asking on his behalf. The Korean 
project is a great help. I myself served in the navy in the area from 
1953 to 1955. 

If anyone in your net knew Richard I could pass the info on to my
brother-in-law, Robert Berland. 
Thanks

Merle Metcalf

Hill 325

On Sun, 17 May 1998
Jay W. Harvey, SSG Email address wrote:

phone: 253-843-4353

comments: 
My name is SSG Harvey, Jay W. I am currently stationed in korea and 
became very intrested in what happened to my grandfather, as he was 
killed over here on 15 Feb 51. 

I was told by my aunt that he had received the distinguished servive 
cross, but have not found his name on any list that they have. Well
yesterday I found something that made me very proud of my grandfather. 
He was put in to receive the medal of honor. What I would like to know 
is why he did not get it. He was one of four on the list that were to
receive it posthumously. 

What had really set me off at looking for this information was a recent
trip to camp long. There I saw a write up on Charles Long killed a 
couple of days before my grandfather. 

My grandfathers name was 2d lt Harvey, George W. He was in WWII and of 
course the korean conflict. He was Echo company 1SG from what I 
understand and was field promoted to 2nd lt. From what else I have 
found I think he was in 3rd Bn 38th Infantry Regiment Echo company.

Thanks for whatever help you maybe able to give me. Also if there are 
any memorials to the soldiers of the 38th here in korea would you let 
me know.

1666 MED CO

On Tue, 14 Jul 1998 
David Mackey Email address wrote:

comments:
My grandfather, William C. Mackey, fought in Korea in "1666 MED CO 38th
INF", if you have any info. on this topic I would appreciate it.

Also if you know anyone from this unit, I would like to talk to them. 
If you need any specific info. on him, just ask. Thanks for your time.
Respectfully Yours,

David

G Co

On Sat, 31 Oct 1998
Updated: 3/22/99
Martha Couch Email address wrote:

216 W. Shady Grove Rd.
Irving, TX 75060-5965

Phone: 972-253-6098

My husband's name is missing from the databases.  I have never been
able to find his name anywhere.  Can you help me get him registered. 

(I have all the documentation.)

Name:  Walter Ray Couch
From:  Dallas,TX
Rank:  Corporal
Missing: Nov. 29, 1950 The Gauntlet at Kunu-ri

2nd Div 38th Infantry Company G

For some reason I was unable to send this info direct from your
website.  I would appreciate your broadcasting this message as I would
sincerely like to hear from anyone that might have known my husband
prior to his MIA status.


My e-mail address:  mwcwrc216@yahoo.com

Respectfully,
M W Couch

A Co "The HOOK"

On Mon, 13 Jul 1998 
Mary Martin Email address

comments: I would like to let you know that one of the Hellman's you
have listed as kia, irvin, I believe is my brother. Only his name was
Irving. 

We called him Irwin. I would love to know too, what happened, what he 
was like, where was he when he was killed, who his friends were. 

In short, I guess every thing that everyone left behind asks for. Its
amazing-46 years later-and still the tears come.

More: Ted, Thanks. You are apparently correct. I was going through some
of my brother's letters, and when he started out in the States, he 
trained and was stationed in Ft. Campbell, Ky. He was in Co F, 503rd
airborne infantry regiment.

After he shipped out, I see that the return address was showing Co A 
38th infantry regiment. His buddy who he had served with when in Ky, 
wrote my mother on march 31, 1953 after he was certain that we had 
received the telegram-that he had to id my brother. 

This buddy, Larry Harlow. was writing from the "hook". Some people I 
have pictures of who served with him in the states; John Kelliher, from
Boston,Ma; somebody named Jackie who came from Ozone Park, L.I.. 

This was back in 51-52. I sure would like to be able to contact them
or some of the other people he served with in the states or in Korea who
might remember him.

Somindong Nov 30, 1950

On Sun, 14 Dec 1997 
Dan Baca Email address wrote:

38th FIELD ARTY BN

Any information you may have regarding the 2nd Div. better yet, the
38th Inf. Reg., and the combat areas in the month of november 1950.
The village of Somindong in particular.  

My brother, pvt alexander a. baca, infantry, was assigned to elements of
the 38th inf. reg., 2nd inf div.  Sometime during the month of november
1950 he was declared mia, he was last observed alive in the vicinity of
the village of Somindong.  Evidently hordes of chinese attacked, and some
g.i.'s were cutoff and the positions were over run, this information
cannot be verified.

I would be interested in hearing from personnel who may have been
familiar, or heard of the village of somindong, and the battle that took
place there in the month of november 1950.

Dan 
tekken2@primenet.com

F Co

On Mon, 16 Nov 1998
Stephen Reynolds Email address wrote:


824 Lakeview Dr. Apt.305C
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Email: SEREYN@PRODIGY.NET

Comments: 
I entered the korean war with the 38'th reg. co. F 2'nd Inf. Div.

Wounded at dusk, the 21'st of Sept. 1950. GSW LEFT ARM & ELBOW, 
Schrapnel, LEFT & RIGHT THIGH. It was in  the area of Songbo.

A Co MIA

On Thu, 6 Mar 1997
donna Email address wrote:

We are trying to find out more info. on James Homer Elliott, Serial
#0-1334693, MIA 8/27/50 (approx.) when he volunteered for night patrol
along the Naktong River. Presumed dead 12/31/53. 

Awarded the Purple Heart.

From KWP: A CO 38TH INF	8/27/50

Chongchon River A CO 38TH INF

On Fri, 12 Jun 1998
Walter Bussell Email address wrote:

I believe my 2nd cousin, Robert Thomas Hansen is still listed as MIA.  

When in Washington, DC last I could not find his name connected with the
Korean memorial.  Now I have found it on your site. I also read about 
the DNA for the remains of some of those returned. 

My aunt, still living in Conn.(age 81), and Robert were 1st cousins. 


Sincerely,
Walter J. Bussell

From KWP: Walt,

I recently got the PMKOR data files from DPMO. Robert is listed as died
in POW Camp in 2/21/51.

HANSEN, ROBERT T A,RA12036719,E8  11/25/50  MSG,	POW	A CO 38TH INF,
NEW YORK,NY	1923 Dt Death 2/20/51.

He was taken prisoner on the Chongchon River on Nov 25 1950 at the very
beginning of the Chinese entry to the war.

You can read about the action in SLA  Marshall's, River and Gauntlet.

H CO 38TH INF 5/18/51

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998 
Jim Lowrey Email address wrote:

My grand father was Walter E. Davis from Kentucky we have had no
information about him other than he was in the Korean war and his name.

Could you please contact me and give me more information on where to go
to find out more about my grandfather.  It would be really neat to have
a picture and some family back ground.  Please give me a call at area 
code (785) 582-4545.  My name is Jim Lowrey and my adress is 
219 Sage, Silver Lake  Kansas 66539.

Thanks again for your help, it means more than you could possibly know.

Jim Lowrey

From KWP:   H CO 38TH INF	5/18/51


PFC JOSEPH BUCKNAVAGE

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998 
Helen Bucknavage Email address wrote:

My first cousin  PFC JOSEPH BUCKNAVAGE was killed in Korea in 1950 in
Sept 24,I don't have any information on him he was stationed in CAMP
HOOD TEXAS before going to Korea 1950 and went in AUGUST to KOREA  and
was wounded in September and died  from the wounds 1950 , he was 17
at that time.

I was wondering where I could get some information on him. he is my 
first cousin, my dads nephew, his father was Frank BUCKNVAGE from 
WILKES -BARRE ,PA. 

we were close as kids almost like brother and sister. where could I find
out what his company was, and any other information that is aviable
thank you so much for your time

HELEN BUCKNAVAGE  


Alex Kuffell WIA

On Mon, 8 Feb 1999
Dan Kuffell Email address wrote:

I'm looking for info on my father who just passed away. He was wounded 
in action in Sept. of 1952. His name is Alex Kuffell and #55234514. 

If you can help me that would be great.  

Dan Kuffell 

F Co

On Thu, 24 Dec 1998 
Jason Shellhaas  Email address wrote:

My Grandfather PFC Ralph John Shellhaas was KIA at or around Wonju on 
15 Feb 1951. I now know that there are a lot of Children and 
Grandchildren of 38th Soldiers out there like myself, and my father with
the same questions we have. 

Thank you very much. Can you suggest a way to find out what Company of 
the 38th my Grandpa was with?

Jason Shellhaas (jasonjms@aol.com)

Buffone

On Sun, 14 Mar 1999
Nicholas J. Buffone Email address wrote:

Korean War Project Guest Book Entry


First Name: Nicholas J. 
Last Name : Buffone	
    Street: 3465 W. Queen Lane
      City: Philadelphia, 
State/Prov: PA  
       ZIP: 19129-1440
   Country: USA

     Phone: 215-848-3412
       Fax: 215-848-3216
     Email: Nikerino@AOL.com
 Your Unit: son of Purple Heart Veteran

Comments: 

My dad was in Korea in August 1950 or 1951. He does not talk about it a
lot, but I believe he might like to. I am not sure if I am the right 
person for him to talk to or not. He does not like the fact that it is
talked about so little, that it was considered a police state, not to
mention that US Armed Forces are still there. Any suggestions.  

Giannetto, Charles SFC

From: V Giannetto  Email address
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 
Subject: Giannetto, Charles SFC

I would like to hear from anyone who served with my brother
Charles.  He served in the 38th reg.,2nd Inf. and was killed in
action on May l9, l951.

A Co - Wonju

On Sun, 17 Jan 1999
Danny Woolley Email address wrote:

33045n.e 201st
Duvall, WA 98019

Phone: (425) 7882349---
Email: WOOLLEYFAMILY@msn.com

Comments: 

I CAME TO THIS SITE FOR INFO ON MY UNCLE CPL. Carl B. George, 38th
infantry regiment 2nd infantry division. company L 38. (see DPMO)
 

Died hostile while missing?? 2-12-51 would like to know more info on 
battle he's missing from & other info. he voluntered to fight for our
country & was a only son  god bless these brave men.   

thank you
dan

From KWP: DPMO PMKOR shows Able Co. and died in POW Camp

G CO 38TH INF 11/28/50

On Tue, 9 Mar 1999
"gary k. gardner" Email address wrote:

My mother want to know if anyone has any information on her brother, 
Alber King, Jr. who was in the 38th Inf Rgt., 2 Inf. Div. Junior, as 
he was known by many, went into the service we think around Aug., 1949 
and was discovered missing in Nov., 1950.  

Sometime between these dates, he was admitted to the medical hospital in
Osaka, Japan for injuries he had received.  He wrote a letter to his
parents and told of his stay in the hospital and that he was going to be
released in a few days.  

That may have been the last letter they received from him. Ee don't know
for certain that his body was ever returned to the states.  I wonder if
maybe he could still be a POW somewhere over seas.  

My mother would like to find someone who was in the war with him
and could maybe give her a little information about her brother. He was
very special to her and to this day, she doen't have to much info on 
him. 

We would appreciate any information anyone has to offer. His service no.
was 15251830, PFC-E3.
Send responses to her son, Gary Gardner at db6604@dragonbbs.com

From KWP: G CO 38TH INF	11/28/50

THOMAS A LOMBARDO,Lt Item Co

On Thu, 4 Mar 1999
Joanne Showman Email address wrote:
 
Location of Loss: 
Casualty Date: 9/24/50        
Home: ST LOUIS COUNTY, MO    

I am Tom Lombardo's daughter and I would like any information from 
anyone who knew him or served with him in Korea.       

Type Of Casualty: Hostile, Died (KIA)  
Grade: O2   
Birthdate: April 17, 1923  
Birth Year: 1923           

Burial Location: Calvery Cem. St. Louis, MO   

NOTE: the KWP put Ms. Showman in touch with Bill Temple, L Co, who 
gave her personal recollections of Cpt Lombardo

More information is desired:

B Co 1st Bn

On Thu, 04 Mar 1999
"roger k. miller" Email address wrote:

The person I am interested in is PFC (later CPL) James Eugene Williams,
who was a rifleman in Co. B, 1st Battalion, 38th Regiment, 2nd Division. 

Captured 18 May 1951, died January 1952 (official date, possibly 
December 1951) in Changson POW camp, which I believe was Camp #1.  

He was my wife's cousin. I am writing a book based on his life. I have
done considerable research and interviewed scores of people, including
family members and former comrades in arms.  I have even talked with a
couple of guys who were in POW camp with him--by bizarre coincidence,
they grew up in the same county of Pennsylvania (Bedford) as he and knew
him when young, though they entered the service at different times and
places.

What I have not been able to find, though, is anyone who knew him
in the Army BEFORE capture--who actively served with him, that is.

I talked by phone with a man who was a platoon leader (Lt. Clarke) in B
Company, but apparently it wasn't Jim's platoon, as he did not recall
Jim.  

It would be nice to find someone who remembered Jim from B Company.

Of course, I'm wide open to any other Korean War information, too.

Thank you,
Roger K. Miller
rkmiller@ticon.net


38th Infantry Regiment

1999 and Earlier Legacy Files