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
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.
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: email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org From KWP: see our Bookseller section for this fine book - Ted
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
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-
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
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
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: email@example.com 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
Lynne Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.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
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-MAILfirstname.lastname@example.org MY HAT IS OF TO YOU ON A JOB WELL DONE, THANK YOU SIR
From: David and Bernie Desmul email@example.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
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.
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
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
On Tue, 06 Aug 1996 Gordon Schneiderman firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
Larry Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Robin Davitt email@example.com 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
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.
On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
On Mon, 21 Oct 1996 Pete Kouris email@example.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.
On Mon, 28 Oct 1996 Kevin Crowley firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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: email@example.com Would really appreciate any information. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
On Tue, 7 Jan 1997 Harold R. Hoffmann firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
On Tue, 24 Dec Ralph Denton email@example.com: 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
Many thanks for checking in with us, fellas. - Ted and Hal Barker,KWP.
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.
On Fri, 17 Jan 1997 Jeffery Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
On Thu, 23 Jan 1997 Keith A Doman email@example.com 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
On Thu, 20 Mar 1997 Terry Meadows firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Thank-you, Terry Meadows
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
On Thu, 27 Feb 1997 George Matta email@example.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
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.
On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 Traymon Watkins firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
On Sun, 20 Apr 1997 Updated 25 Spt 2000 Barb Rorie-King email@example.com 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
On Sun, 18 May 1997 Paula Sheridan firstname.lastname@example.org 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
On Sat, 24 May 1997 Skip Galt email@example.com 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.
On Sun, 18 May 1997 Patti Christine firstname.lastname@example.org 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
On Sun, 8 Jun 1997 Kathleen Eldridge email@example.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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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..
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
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
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
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
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
On Sat, 27 Sep 1997 George L. Moscardini firstname.lastname@example.org 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
On Fri, 10 Oct 1997 Richard Stout email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
On Wed, 8 Oct 1997 Gerald J. Bishop email@example.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.
On Sat, 25 Oct 1997 John Molanick firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: 115 SOUTH FIFTH STREET DUQUESNE, PA 15110 38 TH INF. REG. SECOND DIVSION UNDER COMMAND OF ANTHONY HERBERT NICKNAME: YUNK SILVER STAR
On Sat, 4 Oct 1997 email@example.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.
On Sun, 26 Oct 1997 Robert Hammersmith firstname.lastname@example.org 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"
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
On Sat, 18 Oct 1997 Jack Knichel email@example.com wrote: 6600 oakshore dr. panama city, fl 32404 850-871-5594 2nd div. 38th rct. d co.
On Sun, 9 Nov 1997 Howard S. Nowotarski firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
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.
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
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: email@example.com Respectfully, M W Couch
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 (email@example.com)
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org From KWP: G CO 38TH INF 11/28/50
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:
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 email@example.com