Korean War Project

5th Marine Regiment - 2nd Battalion



1999 and Earlier Legacy Files





Comm/H&S/2/5

On Thu, 18 Dec 1997 
Robert B. Wood Email address wrote:

Colfax, CA 95713

To Korea 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Comm/H&S/2/5
through Inchon, Seoul, Chosin. Member Chosin Few.

Like to hear from any one.

2nd Bn

e-mail address is
gjenks@bucknell.edu. 
Do you have any information of Robert Johnson, once of Quincy, Mass.

and in the 5th Marines, 2nd Bn. in 1952-53?

Thanks for your help.  My battalion CO was Lt. Col Andrew Geer.  I don't
remember many of the others: a Lt. Nicrosi and Lt. Armstrong.  Thanks 
again. 

2nd Bn - Weapons Co.

From:  William E. (Bill) houghton
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 update 8/22/97

4750 South Mariposa Drive
Englewood, CO 80110
phone: (303)788-1320

Subject: Records

Would it be possible to get a roster of Weapons Company 
2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment at the time of the Inchon Landing
along with the table of organization. I'm  most interested in the 
Machine Gun Platoon as I was a section leader at Inchon/Seoul. 

I was wounded on the first attack on Seoul.

Looking for members of my Machine Gun Section which included Murray
Gold. Sgt.Essig, Red Nickey, Pfc Doty and Cpl Rhoer. We were hit hard
going into Seoul. I've located Barney Baxter, Bill Ledgerwood and
Ed Clark.

My Name is William E. Houghton I was a sargeant at the time 
serial # 315241.

This information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

TACP/2/5

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997
james bakeman Email address wrote:

2nd Battalion 

datein: 1952 dateout: 1953

I was in korea 1952 thru cease fire 1953. I was a Field Radio
Operator in TACP[Tactical Air Conrol Party]with 2nd Bn, 5th Marines,
1st Marine Division. Wonder if there is anyone out there still
around from this unit?.

Dog Co/2/5

Information from Philip " Ted" Marsden from Stone Mtn, Ga.

Ted was in Dog Co/2/5 at Koto-ri and witnessed the internment of
over 140 remains of Marines. They were rushed to evacuate and 
completely out of truck transport. 

Graves Registration supervised the excavation, via Bulldozer of a 
mass grave site measuring 40/30/4 in the middle of the compound.

Phil sent the KWP a unit roster of men and casualties dating from 
the unit landing at Inchon, Spt 27, 1950 for a 3 month period.

Philip Marsden
956 Strap Hinge Trail
Stone Mtn., Ga 30083

Also See:  1st Marines

Fox/2/5-Recon

Edward Tacchi
38 Fenimore Ave.
Garden City,New York 11530
1-516-488-3137
Fax:	Same if on

Comments ...

First Marine Div. Korea Mid 52 to Mid 53-Fox 2/5-Recon company
Knew men who did not come back!!!
 

F/2/5

On Wed, 9 Oct 1996 
Odis Carver
24 Houser St.
Montgomery, Al 36110
334-264-2768
 
Comments ...

very good page. would like to have company rosters for f-2-5-
and h&s shore party thanks for all the hard work on the site 

Odis

D/2/5 - Reuben Fields

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996 
Updated 3 Dec 1999
Ray Walker Email address  wrote:

Nov 28, 1950 Pfc. Reuben Fields from Harlan County, KY died in my 
arms from wounds at the Chosin Reservoir, yet I cannot find his name 
on the list. He was born around 1928,30, and was a member of D/2/5 
1st Marine Div. Wondered why he's not listed.

Ray Walker: A CO 1 BN 5TH MAR 1 MAR DIV

Re: Reuben Fields from Ray Walker

        Pfc. Reuben "Bob" Fields
        Dog Company 2d Btn. 5th Marines
        Born & reared Harlan County KY.
        Died of wounds November 29, 1950, Yudam-Ni North Korea
        Buried in a mass grave somewhere in North Korea
        
        Bob, as you laid in my arms that night I thought of
        all the liberties you, Tommy Morris and I took back
        at Pearl Harbor in better days. It was a long night
        and that little piece of shrapnel in your brain kept 
        you from seeing  my tears. I talked to you all night,
        hoped maybe deep down somewhere you might
        hear me. It's been 46 years now and I still think
        of you all the time. Tommy and I made it back ok.
        
        What can one say about another that will last.
        Probably not much, except in my memory I still
        see you as you were, as we all were, so young.
        The best that can be said I'll say now:
        On the altar of Honor, Duty & Country,
        You gave your all. For Eternity Semper Fi!
        will always remind me of you. Maybe someday
        We can return you to those hills of Kentucky
        you loved.

        Until we meet again, Bob, Semper Fi!

More on Field D-2-5

On Tue, 06 Jan 1998 
Kenneth Wooster Email address wrote:

I noticed your inquiry of 27 November, 1996 on the Korean War Page
re: Reuben Fields. I located him in the database as Reubin Field.

Ted Barker may be interested in the information that you have given
regarding the fact that Pfc Field was in D-2-5.

Kenneth Wooster

Anglico/2/5

On Sat, 14 Dec 1996 
Manning Jeter  mtjeter@aol.com  wrote:
3546 VAUGHN ROAD
MONTGOMERY, AL 36106-2723
334-279-7268

I think you have done a great job.  I would like to see maps and info 
on the Pusan Perimeter included.

I was with the 2nd Bat 5th Marines at Pusan through the Frozen 
Chosin  action.  

Capain Manning Jeter
USMC Retired

1 Med/2/5

On 05 Feb 97 
John Daugherty  crosstex@aol.com  wrote:

My father was wounded @ Vegas Hill on 2 Apr 1953.
He was discharged as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class in Nov 1953.

I am interested in knowing more about Vegas Hill and what sort of
insignia he would have worn when discharged. He was attached 
to the 1st Marine Div FMF and 1st Med Bn.

Was 1st Med a standalone unit or attached to one of the regiments
at that time?  Answer:  According to my dad it was attached to the 
2nd Battalion of the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  He mentioned
he was in Dog Company and saw some pretty 
heavy fighting at Vegas Hill.  Also mentioned two other outposts as 
Reno and Carson.

I hope this is helpful. Looking forward to any info the "mud Marines"
can provide.

Baker Battery, Artillery - 25th Div

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997
Francis Grady Lewis  sterlngimg@aol.com  wrote:

P.O.Box 1094
Ponca City, OK 74602
(405) 765-6891

Baker  Battery  US Army  25th Inf Div

datein: 6/52 dateout: 6/54

Served on Hill 181, Hill 70, Big and Little Nori, with 2nd Battalion 5th 
Marines Fox Co. on Vegas, with the Turks on Hill 111, 3 days on 
Pork Chop, and with the British on the Hook.

E/2/5

On Sun, 18 May 1997
"BOB (mouse) HIGHLAND"  chosine25@aol.com  wrote:

BOB (mouse) HIGHLAND
2229 E BURNSIDE #138
GRESHAM, OR 97030
503 667 9269
AUG 1950  DEC 1950

EVAC  ON 4 DEC 1950 HAGARU RI  2ND FLIGHT OUT ANY 
OTHERS MAKE THAT SAME FLIGHT WOULD LIKE TO HEAR
FROM YOU      

W/1/5, E/2/5

On Sun, 25 May 1997
Gerald F Merna gmerna@adpansia.org  wrote:

46386 Bluestem Court
Sterling, 	VA 20165
703-247-2540
Fax: 703-404-0083

Served w/Wpns-1-5; H&S-1-5 and E-2-5, lstMarDiv, Korea,1952-1953.
SSgt to GySgt in Korea.  Served in Vietnam 66-67, commissioned from 
MGySgt to 2ndLt.  Made 1stLt in 'Nam, returned to US 1967, retired 
from USMC 1968.

Dog/2/5

 
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997
KZOOAOR6@aol.com wrote:

i was a member of dog company, 1st marine division, 5th regiment, 
2nd battalion, and i am searching for any members to correspond 
with.  

further, i served from 1949-53 and made the long journey up through 
the chosin resevior.  

i would appreciate any information and assistance in the above
-referenced matter.  

william f. mulvey
17047 west dale lane 
sun city, arizona 85375

e-mail: kzooaor6@aol.com
tel. (602) 584-4128

F/2/5

 
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997 
David (Dave) C. Smith  dsmith56@aol.com  wrote:

phone: 770-667-8040

I'm looking for unit info on my cousin's Unit. Co.F, 2nd Bat, 5th 
Marines. My cousin was Cpl. Raymond Holliday. He died of wounds 
3/27/53.

My family is interested in the action he was involved in at the time.

We believe it was at the Reno-Vegas-Carson outpost area. We never 
received a full accounting regarding the circumstances of his death. He 
was due to be rotated home and we believe he was rushed back to the 
front (with others) during a Chinese attack the night of 3/26-27/53.

I have recently sent a letter to Marine Corps Historical Center.
Please advise if you can suggest other sources of info.

Thanks, Dave Smith

D/2/5

On Sat, 9 Aug 1997 
Carlos Lopez, Jr  wrote:

my dad was with the First Provisalonal Marine Brigade. 5th marine 2nd
BN. Dog Company. Sgt. Crowson. plt. Sgt. Is anyone still around.

My Email address is carlosl@pacbell.net

D-2-5

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997
John Berquist wrote:

835 George Street
Bartow. Fl 33830

941-533-2018

Looking for members of D-2-5  1st Marine Divison Korean war from 
Feb 1951-Sept 1951. Have 3rd platoon roster dated  Sept 13, 1951 on
file.

E/2/5

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997
Connie Crawley ccrawle@magicnet.net wrote:

Longwood, FL 32750-3124
407-331-1937
Fax:407-331-7023

I am a veteran of the Chosin Battle served with 1MARDIV
B-1-11/E-2-5

F/2/5

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997
Eugene Grewats CinAnH@aol.com  wrote:

datein: May 51 dateout: Feb 52

My dad is interested in anyone who served with him in the Korean War.

He was in the Navy and served as a medic with the Marines in Fox
Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

He was in Korea from May 51 to Feb 52.

E/2/5

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997 
Mark O'Connor Email address wrote:

Box 887
Yreka, CA 96097

My Dad (James M. O'Connor, Boston MA) served with the 5th Marines
("Easy" Company under Capt. later Gen. Samuel Jaskilka) at Inchon
and Chosin.

D/2/5

From: Robert Garcia Email address
Sent: Monday, January 12, 1998

Any help I can get will be appreciated.  His info.:: CPL Leon A.
Garcia 1206633 DCo./2dBn/5thMarines.  KIA Changhwa-dong,Korea  Nov.
4, 1952.  His evacuation# is7869 .  He was from Beaumont,Jefferson,
Texas.

Birth in Hillsboro,Texas on Aug. 28, 1933.   

Thanks for any help!!
 
Bob Garcia

D/2/5

On Sun, 25 Jan 1998 
Frederick Hine Email address wrote:

186 Vesper St.
Fairfield, CT 06430

datein: Nov. 10, 1952 dateout: Nov. 10, 1953

I was wounded on Dec. 8th, 1952 on Outpost #2. We were hit my mortar 
fire that evening. I would like to know if any members of the squad I 
was with that night can contact me. I would also like to know if any
members of the rescue team that came out that night to get us, as we 
were all wounded, can contact me. 

Does anyone remember Mimmo, Dapper Dan, Navy Corps. Watson, Farmer,
Tiger, The Greek,  and Frenchie (some names are nicknames from the 
past). Does anyone remember Navy Corps. McVeen who was killed on Vegas
March 1953? Does anyone remember Capt. Melvin, Lt. Evans, Capt. Judge, 
and Lt. Armstrong?  

Could you tell me that names of the hills we defended from Nov.1952 to
Nov. 1953? I cannot remember all of their names. 

I was a member of Dog/2/5 from Nov.1952-53. I am very interested in
finding a list of all members who have recieved the Navy Cross.

Thanks for your help. I appreciate the page.

F/2/5

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998 
Rick Maier Email address wrote:

Dear Mr. Barker:

Thank you for your work...I am trying to get our local community to
honor the veterans and those lost in Vietnam and Korea.  I was
searching the database and found that Marine Corporal Charles James
Hamlin, a Maumee Ohio resident, who was killed on November 28, 1950
was not part of the database (at least that I could find) 

Two Korean War Vets told me about him and another one, Richard
Stirr,  were both lost in Korea.  They,  along with two boys killed in 
Vietnam, from our town have never been honored.  That is why I am 
writing an article for our local paper about the lack of acknowledgement.

Anyway, Mr. Hamlin's name appears in the Toledo Ohio Public Library
as being lost in Korea and this was followed up in the Toledo Blade
on December 24, 1950, this document is also available.  I know the
names and locations of the two vets that told me about Mr. Hamlin.

Thanks

Rick Maier,
Maumee, Ohio 
Phone # 419-893-0789

From KWP Charles James Hamlin ; F Co 2nd Bn 5TH Marines is on the 
KIA list to be edited an placed online. He was not listed on original 
DOD dataset.

F/2/5 - Navy Cross

On Mon, 1 Dec 1997 
Michael P. Kennan, Sr. Email address wrote:


95 Ponderosa Drive
Hanover, MA 02339

phone: (781) 878-7341
fax: (781) 982-1386

Med Bn US Navy - Fleet 

dateout: March 27, 1953

Joseph F. Keenan, HM3   Looking for Marines, Corpsmen who can attest to 
his actions.  Killed at Reno 3/26-27/53. Was nominated for MOH at time, 
but nom. lost.

Currently being considered for major medal.  Was treating Marines 
from C/1/5 along with F/2/5 while temp. blind at Reno Block along with 
Corpsman Polley, C/1/5 who was also temp. blind.  Prior to death, 
volunteered to go back onto Reno to rescue wounded.  

Anyone who can remember Joe or anything about these incidents, please 
contact me as soon as possible.

Update 10/27/98
DEAR TED:

A BELATED THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
CONGRESS HAS PASSED, AND THE PRESIDENT HAS SIGNED, LEGISLATION
PERMITTING THE POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE NAVY CROSS TO MY BROTHER JOSEPH
F. KEENAN, HM3 FOR HIS ACTIONS MARCH 26-27, 1953 WHILE SERVING WITH
F/2/5 IN KOREA.  THE PRESENTATION IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN
WASHINGTON, DC SOMETIME IN JANUARY 1999.                

MICHAEL P. KEENAN, SR.

On Sat, 06 Mar 1999  Michael Keenan  wrote:

We just received word that our brother Joseph Keenan, HM3 will be
posthumously awarded the Navy Cross on May 14th, 1999.  The award will
be presented by the Commandant of The Marine Corps at ceremonies in
Washington, DC.  Joe was KIA , March 26-27th, 1953 while serving with
F/2/5 during the battle for Reno Hill, Korea.  

Michael P. Keenan, Sr.

E/2/5

On Thu, 19 Feb 1998 
Shirley Houston Email address wrote:


A friend, A.W. Vance who served under Anthony George Morrison would
like to obtain a copy of a poem which appeared in The Leatherneck
shortly after Lt. Morrison's death Nov. 11, 1952.

It was entitled The Moose and was a tribute to Lt. Morrison who was
the company commander of Easy Compay, 5th Marines, 1st Marine
Division.  

Motor Trans/2/5

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 
"Lewis H. Goatley" Email address wrote:

7 Princeton Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540

phone: (910)-353-4903

datein: Jan 1952  dateout: Jan 1953

I would like to hear from any one that served in the (Motor Transport 
Unit) In the 2nd. bn . 5th. Mar. at that time. I was a S/Sgt E-5 type at
the time, in charge of the Bn. Motor pool for the last 6 Months i 
served there. 

Capt. Ray was the S-4 officer at the time . Anyone who knows me or 
anyone in the unit i would be thankful for any info. you can provide.

2nd Bn

On Wed, 28 Jan 1998 
William H. Smith Email address wrote:

6238 E. Gary St.
Mesa, AZ 85205

Telephone: 602-832-1684
Fax: 602-641-7758

I was with 2bn 5th Marines , wounded 3 Dec 1950 at Chosen. Flew out on
airlift. landed in Mash unit. flew to Japan  Yokuska naval hospital Dec,
7, 1950, from there to Mare Island, to San Antonio. to Pensacola Fla.

Spent about 6 mo. returned to El Toro MCAS. Knew quite a few good 
Marines, Big Stoop a wireman and Brown a Corpman whom I owe my feet
to. Benton a communicator, It's been a long time. Bill Smith
( Radio Smith) H&S co. 2nd Bn 5th Marines.

F/2/5

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 
"Angela (Lavin) Maden" Email addresswrote:

datein: 1951 dateout: 1953

comments: 
My father, Tom Lavin, known as Tot, is looking for a friend from 
Fox/2/5.  

His name is Michael A. Metz, known as "Killer."  If you know of him,
please let me know and thanks.  By the way, my son's name, Thomas Reno
Maden, is in commemoration for all of you who fought in Korea and in 
particular those that served on Reno Hill with my daddy. We owe you much
that we cannot pay!  

D/2/5

From: Email address (Earl Nixon)
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 
Subject: D/2/5   USMC

On 7 Aug 1952 T/Sgt J. J. Nixon 579833 USMC was listed as MIA ( Sept 56
KIA) in the battle of Bunker Hill, Korea. 1st Sergeant (than a PFC)
Donald Hamblen USMC (RET) wrote two (2) pages in his book "One Tough
Marine" on how our Brother Joe died. 

This was the first news we have heard in 46 years. Joe was also a WW11
vet and was a D I at P I in 1948 also had tour on the Phil Sea
(CV47).

Would like to hear from any one who know Joe and or a Sgt Phil Mandra
from New York who was MIA/KIA the same day. A PFC Charles Blum, S/gt R H
McCray' and 2nd Lieut Ivan E Crabaugh were mentioned in the notification
from the War Dept.

D/2/5

NOTE: Marine Casualty needs next of kin for DNA Sampling, ed note

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997 
Robert Sears bobs@itron-ca.com wrote:

891 Coventry Circle
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-0168


Looking for anyone who served with Robert H. Malloy

Robert Malloy was my fathers best friend growing up in Keene NH. He was
killed in Korea, I believe at the Chosin Reservoir. I was named after
him and am trying to find out as many details as I can. 

I don't know what unit he was in, thats part of what I'm trying to find
out. I joined the Corps myself in June of 1972 and served until June of
1976. Not being a relative, I think I'll have trouble getting
information from the service itself so I decided to see if I could find
anyone who had served with him.

The story I have heard is that he was in a rear guard action as the
Marines were pulling out, and he didn't return. I believe they never
found him, and I've been told he was not the type to surrender.

I wish I had more details to help anyone out, and I appreciate your
response.

Thank you very much.

Weapons/2/5

On Fri, 31 Oct 1997 
Tim Laiveling Email address wrote:

Hello Hal,

I was hoping you might be able to help me track down a family member
listed as MIA in Korea. I have few details.  His Name is John Laiveling.

My name is Tim Laiveling.  My father, a City of Cincinnati Police 
officer and Air Force Vet, died of cancer in 1981.  Shortly thereafter
my mother began tracing the Laiveling name as a means to preserve his
memory. Unfortunately every path she went down quickly became a dead 
end.  What she was able to determine is that in my father's generation
there were only two boys to carry on the Laiveling name,  my father 
Harry and his cousin John listed as MIA in the Korean war.

The fate of John Laiveling has been quietly gnawing at my mom and myself
ever since.  This morning listening to NPR on my way to work they had a
story about a Viet Nam MIA living in the former USSR and my curiousity
about John Laiveling resurfaced.

Can you lend any assistance in helping us determine the ultimate fate of
John?  I have so few details it may be a lost cause, but I'd like to be
able to put this to rest for my mom.  

I, and my entire family, would greatly appreciate any help you could
provide.  Thanks.

Sincerely,
Timothy P. Laiveling
laivelin@one.net 

E/2/5

On Fri, 26 Jun 1998 
John Nolan Email address wrote

fax: 203-338-2124

comments:
Looking for anyone who served in Panama from 1950 to 1952 or Paris 
Island Ptl 123 or Easy Co, 5th Marines in Korea from 1953 to 1954.

F/2/5

On Thu, 13 Aug 1998 
Beckie Email address wrote:

Hello my name is Beckie Nelson.  I am an instructor for the Jans F.
Hursey Young Marine Detachment here in Slidell LA.  Our group was named
after the Jans F. Hursey listed on the web page.

There is also a Marine Corps League that supports our unit also named 
after him. The Commandant for the League is Mary Draughn.

Recently Jans's mother, sister, 2 brothers, a nephew and a great nephew
honored our unit by coming to the graduation ceremonies.  We have 
photos of the family and would love to hear from anyone that knew Jans. 

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mary Draughn:
mary draughn Email address

My number at home is 504-645-8815
--
Beckie Nelson                                  Phone: 504-645-9155
Silicon Graphics, Inc.                         Fax:   504-645-9156
1375 Lindberg Drive                            Vnet:      240-8380
Slidell, LA 70458                E-mail: beckie@neworleans.sgi.com


F/2/5

On Sun, 24 Jan 1999
"George Nelson Jr." Email address wrote:

I am a member and coordinator of a rifle company that holds a 
reunion in a different city each year. We are looking for Marines and
Corpsmen that served with us during this time period.

F-2-5 means Fox Co, 2nd Batt, 5th Reg, 1st Div during the period of 
50-53  Korea.

Founder- Jim Graham, 8326 Hadley St, Overland, Park, KS 66212-2722-
 913-648-1559

Any help in locating these Marines will be appreciated
 
Thanks

George Nelson Jr nelsonjr@Flash.net

D/2/5

On Sun, 18 May 1997
Ruthie Steele ruanst@aol.com  wrote:


In 1950 I was engaged to a young Marine..Pfc.Paul Savery...who was sent
to Korea and was killed in action there. I am seeking information about
Paul, as his parents are deceased and I don't know who to turn to.

He was from Missouri Valley, Iowa, and had just re-upped in 49, after
having been discharged from his first stint. That's all the info. I
have.  

Thanks...Ruthie Steele      ruanst@aol.com

D/2/5

On Sun, 24 May 1998
Alton Delora Lewis Email address wrote:

I did a search on a friend and ex-school mate KIA Korea 9/24/1950, 
which I did find. 

Can I locate the event of the hostility?  

Name of subject:
PFC, E2, Richard Murrill Bowman, Ref. No. 843, IDNO 1095736, Marine
Corps., Service Comp. Regular.  His home was Van, Texas.  
His high school graduation class of 1948 just held its fifty reunion and
no one could recall how he died.

Thank you for your help.  
A.D. Lewis   Garland, Texas

F/2/5

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997 
Peter Amaral Email address wrote:

Mr Barker, I visited your most interesting site tonight and was able 
to find the name and some info on my mothers kid brother Arthur (Jack)
Bower who was killed in Korea 9/24/50. His service number was 630135. 

My mother who is pained to talk about him even now did say that his 
last letter mentioned the Chosin reservoir. Any suggestions as to how I 
can find additional information.   

More: he landed at inchon on the 15th of september and was killed on the
24th from a gunshot wound to the right side i suspect during the
recapture of seoul 

Thanks, Peter Amaral  pamaral@tenet.edu

D/2/5

On Wed, 4 Aug 1999
garciabd Email address wrote:

What would be the way for me to get the records of events involving "D"
CO./ 2nd. BN./ 5th Marines at Changhaw-dong, Korea  on Nov.4th 1952. 

My brother was KIA there on the 4th.  I would like any information or
records regarding D/2/5 in early Nov. 1952. His name : Leon Anthony
Garcia.  I have visited your KIA Database, I would like to know what he
was involved in & events surrounding his death.

Thank You    Great job on the Project.    
Bob Garcia e-mail address     garciabd@msn.com

E/2/5

From: Rev. H. Mark Robert Email address
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 
Subject: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Easy Co.

My Father served in the above mentioned.  He was very proud of his
service and I, likewise, took great pleasure in his service to our
country.  Dad passed on to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, 1998.  

He often told us of a particular battle for hill 812 that occurred we
believe on Sept. 20, 1951.  My son and I are interested in finding more
information on this battle and the circumstances surrounding it.

If you can be of any assistance it would be greatly appreciated.

Rev. H. Mark Robert
Proud Son Of Harold J. Robert, USMC

D/2/5

On Sat, 6 Feb 1999
Rick Dvorak rEmail address wrote:

this is the only information i have on PAUL ROBINS RHODES: this come off
a envelope from a letter he mailed home. #1242188u.s.m.c. D-2-5
1st MARINE DIVISION F.M.F.  F.P.O.SANFRANSICO CALIFORNIA. 

hope that helps 
thanks, lisa

D/2/5

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999 
Beverly Thompson Collins Email address wrote:

Looking for guys who knew my brother Bill Thompson when he served in
Korea in 1951.  Bill was in Company D, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines,
First Marine Division (Reinforced).  

I've copied that description of his outfit from a citation that was read
at a ceremony when Bill received his Silver Star.  Bill was WIA in
September 1951.  He died of lung cancer in 1986 and is buried at

Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Oklahoma.  

Beverly Thompson Collins

2/5

On Sat, 24 Apr 1999 
Donald Harless  Email address wrote:

First Name: Donald 
Last Name : HARLESS	
    Street: RT1.Rodeo RD. BOX 3-2
      City: Waller
State/Prov: Texas 
       ZIP: 77484
   Country: U.S.A.

     Phone: 409 826-6996
       Fax: 
     Email: dharless@swbell.net
 
Comments: 

My father Donald Ray Harless Sr.Some called him Tex was in the 2d
brigade, 5th Marines.He was wounded in action on Sept.23,1950 also,
Harvey B. Owen, George Meyer and Guyten W. Garrett.

My father is still alive and well living in P.A.I have the news paper
write up from the Washington Star and the Western Union Telegram.

I'm sure that dad would like to hear from some of his old buddies. If 
you want to contact him call or e-mail me.


E/2/5

On Wed, 28 Apr 1999 
Bob Highland  Email address wrote:

Korean War Project Guest Book Entry


First Name: Bob 
Last Name : Highland	
    Street: 
      City: Gresham
State/Prov: Oregon 
       ZIP: 97030
   Country: USA

     Phone: 
       Fax: (503) 492-9963
     Email: Chosine25@aol.com
 Your Unit: E-2-5 1st Mar Div  1950
 
Comments: 

Was in Korea from Aug.2nd to Dec. 4th, when evacuated from Hagaru-ri .  

F/2/5 OP 3

On Mon, 10 May 1999 
Hedy  Email address wrote:

My name is Hedy we e-mail each other some time ago. I believe that 
Col.Jerry Brown through you picked up our message and put it in a
newsletter that we were looking for my husbands Uncle.We recieved a
letter from Bart Dauherman who picked up that message.He lives an hour
from us who we visited. He was on OP3 the night my husbands Uncle was
killed. His name was  PFC Frank J.Jeffs. Machine Gunner of 
Easy Co.2nd.Bn 5th Marine 1st.Marine Division.

If you have infromation or how to get infromation about OP3 this who be
of interst. Bart even had a picture of PFC FRANK and many stories. Bart
was happy to know that Frank was not forgotton. He gave us an invitation
to the Korean reuion. My heart goes out to all who serve during war. 

Hopeful that we will meet the Sg.who was next to Frank when he was
hit.
HEDY & FRANK 

F/2/5

Bernard Matis
(e-mail) BBMats@aol.com

Outfit 1st Mar Div - 5th Regt -2nd Bn - Fox Co.-1951-52

(brothers also served, Steve and Bob)

Return to: 5th Marine Regiment

5th Marines - 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Division

( Return to: 5th Marine Regiment )

2nd Bn

e-mail address is
gjenks@bucknell.edu. 
Do you have any information of Robert Johnson, once of Quincy, Mass.

and in the 5th Marines, 2nd Bn. in 1952-53?

Thanks for your help.  My battalion CO was Lt. Col Andrew Geer.  I don't
remember many of the others: a Lt. Nicrosi and Lt. Armstrong.  Thanks 
again. 


On Thu, 28 Sep 1995, Ted Barker wrote:

I found one reunion group for the 5th Marines. It is for the 3rd Bn but
 they just had a reunion and possibly the unit caretaker can point you.

 I also left a message for the Navy/Marine Old Sailors WebMaster.

 The 3rd Bn contact:

 Alonzo Perales
 101 Northwest Dr.
 San Antonio, Tx. 78213

 210-341-8825

2nd Bn - Weapons Co.

From:  William E. (Bill) houghton
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 update 8/22/97

4750 South Mariposa Drive
Englewood, CO 80110
phone: (303)788-1320

Subject: Records

Would it be possible to get a roster of Weapons Company 
2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment at the time of the Inchon Landing
along with the table of organization. I'm  most interested in the 
Machine Gun Platoon as I was a section leader at Inchon/Seoul. 

I was wounded on the first attack on Seoul.

Looking for members of my Machine Gun Section which included Murray
Gold. Sgt.Essig, Red Nickey, Pfc Doty and Cpl Rhoer. We were hit hard
going into Seoul. I've located Barney Baxter, Bill Ledgerwood and
Ed Clark.

My Name is William E. Houghton I was a sargeant at the time 
serial # 315241.

This information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

TACP/2/5

On Mon, 24 Nov 1997
james bakeman Email address wrote:

2nd Battalion 

datein: 1952 dateout: 1953

I was in korea 1952 thru cease fire 1953. I was a Field Radio
Operator in TACP[Tactical Air Conrol Party]with 2nd Bn, 5th Marines,
1st Marine Division. Wonder if there is anyone out there still
around from this unit?.

Dog Co/2/5

Information from Philip " Ted" Marsden from Stone Mtn, Ga.

Ted was in Dog Co/2/5 at Koto-ri and witnessed the internment of
over 140 remains of Marines. They were rushed to evacuate and 
completely out of truck transport. 

Graves Registration supervised the excavation, via Bulldozer of a 
mass grave site measuring 40/30/4 in the middle of the compound.

Phil sent the KWP a unit roster of men and casualties dating from 
the unit landing at Inchon, Spt 27, 1950 for a 3 month period.

Philip Marsden
956 Strap Hinge Trail
Stone Mtn., Ga 30083

Also See:  1st Marines

Fox/2/5-Recon

Edward Tacchi
38 Fenimore Ave.
Garden City,New York 11530
1-516-488-3137
Fax:	Same if on

Comments ...

First Marine Div. Korea Mid 52 to Mid 53-Fox 2/5-Recon company
Knew men who did not come back!!!
 

F/2/5

On Wed, 9 Oct 1996 
Odis Carver
24 Houser St.
Montgomery, Al 36110
334-264-2768
 
Comments ...

very good page. would like to have company rosters for f-2-5-
and h&s shore party thanks for all the hard work on the site 

Odis

D/2/5 - Reuben Fields

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996 
Updated: 17 Nov 2000
Ray Walker raylwalker@mindspring.com wrote:

Nov 28, 1950 Pfc. Reuben Fields from Harlan County, KY died in my 
arms from wounds at the Chosin Reservoir, yet I cannot find his name 
on the list. He was born around 1928,30, and was a member of D/2/5 
1st Marine Div. Wondered why he's not listed.

Re: Reuben Fields from Ray Walker

        Pfc. Reuben "Bob" Fields
        Dog Company 2d Btn. 5th Marines
        Born & reared Harlan County KY.
        Died of wounds November 29, 1950, Yudam-Ni North Korea
        Buried in a mass grave somewhere in North Korea
        
        Bob, as you laid in my arms that night I thought of
        all the liberties you, Tommy Morris and I took back
        at Pearl Harbor in better days. It was a long night
        and that little piece of shrapnel in your brain kept 
        you from seeing  my tears. I talked to you all night,
        hoped maybe deep down somewhere you might
        hear me. It's been 46 years now and I still think
        of you all the time. Tommy and I made it back ok.
        
        What can one say about another that will last.
        Probably not much, except in my memory I still
        see you as you were, as we all were, so young.
        The best that can be said I'll say now:
        On the altar of Honor, Duty & Country,
        You gave your all. For Eternity Semper Fi!
        will always remind me of you. Maybe someday
        We can return you to those hills of Kentucky
        you loved.

        Until we meet again, Bob, Semper Fi!

More on Field D-2-5

On Tue, 06 Jan 1998 
Kenneth Wooster Email address wrote:

I noticed your inquiry of 27 November, 1996 on the Korean War Page
re: Reuben Fields. I located him in the database as Reubin Field.

Ted Barker may be interested in the information that you have given
regarding the fact that Pfc Field was in D-2-5.

Kenneth Wooster

2/5

On Sat, 14 Dec 1996 
Manning Jeter  mtjeter@aol.com  wrote:
3546 VAUGHN ROAD
MONTGOMERY, AL 36106-2723
334-279-7268

I think you have done a great job.  I would like to see maps and info 
on the Pusan Perimeter included.

I was with the 2nd Bat 5th Marines at Pusan through the Frozen 
Chosin  action.  

Capain Manning Jeter
USMC Retired

1 Med/2/5

On 05 Feb 97 
John Daugherty  crosstex@aol.com  wrote:

My father was wounded @ Vegas Hill on 2 Apr 1953.
He was discharged as a Hospital Corpsman Second Class in Nov 1953.

I am interested in knowing more about Vegas Hill and what sort of
insignia he would have worn when discharged. He was attached 
to the 1st Marine Div FMF and 1st Med Bn.

Was 1st Med a standalone unit or attached to one of the regiments
at that time?  Answer:  According to my dad it was attached to the 
2nd Battalion of the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.  He mentioned
he was in Dog Company and saw some pretty 
heavy fighting at Vegas Hill.  Also mentioned two other outposts as 
Reno and Carson.

I hope this is helpful. Looking forward to any info the "mud Marines"
can provide.

Baker Battery, Artillery - 25th Div

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997
Francis Grady Lewis  sterlngimg@aol.com  wrote:

P.O.Box 1094
Ponca City, OK 74602
(405) 765-6891

Baker  Battery  US Army  25th Inf Div

datein: 6/52 dateout: 6/54

Served on Hill 181, Hill 70, Big and Little Nori, with 2nd Battalion 5th 
Marines Fox Co. on Vegas, with the Turks on Hill 111, 3 days on 
Pork Chop, and with the British on the Hook.

E/2/5

On Sun, 18 May 1997
"BOB (mouse) HIGHLAND"  chosine25@aol.com  wrote:

BOB (mouse) HIGHLAND
2229 E BURNSIDE #138
GRESHAM, OR 97030
503 667 9269
AUG 1950  DEC 1950

EVAC  ON 4 DEC 1950 HAGARU RI  2ND FLIGHT OUT ANY 
OTHERS MAKE THAT SAME FLIGHT WOULD LIKE TO HEAR
FROM YOU      

W/1/5, E/2/5

On Sun, 25 May 1997
Gerald F Merna gmerna@adpansia.org  wrote:

46386 Bluestem Court
Sterling, 	VA 20165
703-247-2540
Fax: 703-404-0083

Served w/Wpns-1-5; H&S-1-5 and E-2-5, lstMarDiv, Korea,1952-1953.
SSgt to GySgt in Korea.  Served in Vietnam 66-67, commissioned from 
MGySgt to 2ndLt.  Made 1stLt in 'Nam, returned to US 1967, retired 
from USMC 1968.

Dog/2/5

 
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997
KZOOAOR6@aol.com wrote:

i was a member of dog company, 1st marine division, 5th regiment, 
2nd battalion, and i am searching for any members to correspond 
with.  

further, i served from 1949-53 and made the long journey up through 
the chosin resevior.  

i would appreciate any information and assistance in the above
-referenced matter.  

william f. mulvey
17047 west dale lane 
sun city, arizona 85375

e-mail: kzooaor6@aol.com
tel. (602) 584-4128

F/2/5

 
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997 
David (Dave) C. Smith  dsmith56@aol.com  wrote:

phone: 770-667-8040

I'm looking for unit info on my cousin's Unit. Co.F, 2nd Bat, 5th 
Marines. My cousin was Cpl. Raymond Holliday. He died of wounds 
3/27/53.

My family is interested in the action he was involved in at the time.

We believe it was at the Reno-Vegas-Carson outpost area. We never 
received a full accounting regarding the circumstances of his death. He 
was due to be rotated home and we believe he was rushed back to the 
front (with others) during a Chinese attack the night of 3/26-27/53.

I have recently sent a letter to Marine Corps Historical Center.
Please advise if you can suggest other sources of info.

Thanks, Dave Smith

D/2/5

On Sat, 9 Aug 1997 
Carlos Lopez, Jr  wrote:

my dad was with the First Provisalonal Marine Brigade. 5th marine 2nd
BN. Dog Company. Sgt. Crowson. plt. Sgt. Is anyone still around.

My Email address is carlosl@pacbell.net

D-2-5

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997
John Berquist wrote:

835 George Street
Bartow. Fl 33830

941-533-2018

Looking for members of D-2-5  1st Marine Divison Korean war from 
Feb 1951-Sept 1951. Have 3rd platoon roster dated  Sept 13, 1951 on
file.

E/2/5

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997
Connie Crawley ccrawle@magicnet.net wrote:

Longwood, FL 32750-3124
407-331-1937
Fax:407-331-7023

I am a veteran of the Chosin Battle served with 1MARDIV
B-1-11/E-2-5

F/2/5

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997
Eugene Grewats CinAnH@aol.com  wrote:

datein: May 51 dateout: Feb 52

My dad is interested in anyone who served with him in the Korean War.

He was in the Navy and served as a medic with the Marines in Fox
Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

He was in Korea from May 51 to Feb 52.

E/2/5

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997 
Mark O'Connor Email address wrote:

Box 887
Yreka, CA 96097

My Dad (James M. O'Connor, Boston MA) served with the 5th Marines
("Easy" Company under Capt. later Gen. Samuel Jaskilka) at Inchon
and Chosin.

D/2/5

From: Robert Garcia Email address
Sent: Monday, January 12, 1998

Any help I can get will be appreciated.  His info.:: CPL Leon A.
Garcia 1206633 DCo./2dBn/5thMarines.  KIA Changhwa-dong,Korea  Nov.
4, 1952.  His evacuation# is7869 .  He was from Beaumont,Jefferson,
Texas.

Birth in Hillsboro,Texas on Aug. 28, 1933.   

Thanks for any help!!
 
Bob Garcia

D/2/5

On Sun, 25 Jan 1998 
Frederick Hine Email address wrote:

186 Vesper St.
Fairfield, CT 06430

datein: Nov. 10, 1952 dateout: Nov. 10, 1953

I was wounded on Dec. 8th, 1952 on Outpost #2. We were hit my mortar 
fire that evening. I would like to know if any members of the squad I 
was with that night can contact me. I would also like to know if any
members of the rescue team that came out that night to get us, as we 
were all wounded, can contact me. 

Does anyone remember Mimmo, Dapper Dan, Navy Corps. Watson, Farmer,
Tiger, The Greek,  and Frenchie (some names are nicknames from the 
past). Does anyone remember Navy Corps. McVeen who was killed on Vegas
March 1953? Does anyone remember Capt. Melvin, Lt. Evans, Capt. Judge, 
and Lt. Armstrong?  

Could you tell me that names of the hills we defended from Nov.1952 to
Nov. 1953? I cannot remember all of their names. 

I was a member of Dog/2/5 from Nov.1952-53. I am very interested in
finding a list of all members who have recieved the Navy Cross.

Thanks for your help. I appreciate the page.

F/2/5

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998 
Rick Maier Email address wrote:

Dear Mr. Barker:

Thank you for your work...I am trying to get our local community to
honor the veterans and those lost in Vietnam and Korea.  I was
searching the database and found that Marine Corporal Charles James
Hamlin, a Maumee Ohio resident, who was killed on November 28, 1950
was not part of the database (at least that I could find) 

Two Korean War Vets told me about him and another one, Richard
Stirr,  were both lost in Korea.  They,  along with two boys killed in 
Vietnam, from our town have never been honored.  That is why I am 
writing an article for our local paper about the lack of acknowledgement.

Anyway, Mr. Hamlin's name appears in the Toledo Ohio Public Library
as being lost in Korea and this was followed up in the Toledo Blade
on December 24, 1950, this document is also available.  I know the
names and locations of the two vets that told me about Mr. Hamlin.

Thanks

Rick Maier,
Maumee, Ohio 
Phone # 419-893-0789

From KWP Charles James Hamlin ; F Co 2nd Bn 5TH Marines is on the 
KIA list to be edited an placed online. He was not listed on original 
DOD dataset.

Comm/H&S/2/5

On Thu, 18 Dec 1997 
Robert B. Wood Email address wrote:

Colfax, CA 95713

To Korea 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, Comm/H&S/2/5
through Inchon, Seoul, Chosin. Member Chosin Few.

Like to hear from any one.

F/2/5 - Navy Cross

On Mon, 1 Dec 1997 
Michael P. Kennan, Sr. Email address wrote:


95 Ponderosa Drive
Hanover, MA 02339

phone: (781) 878-7341
fax: (781) 982-1386

Med Bn US Navy - Fleet 

dateout: March 27, 1953

Joseph F. Keenan, HM3   Looking for Marines, Corpsmen who can attest to 
his actions.  Killed at Reno 3/26-27/53. Was nominated for MOH at time, 
but nom. lost.

Currently being considered for major medal.  Was treating Marines 
from C/1/5 along with F/2/5 while temp. blind at Reno Block along with 
Corpsman Polley, C/1/5 who was also temp. blind.  Prior to death, 
volunteered to go back onto Reno to rescue wounded.  

Anyone who can remember Joe or anything about these incidents, please 
contact me as soon as possible.

Update 10/27/98
DEAR TED:

A BELATED THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
CONGRESS HAS PASSED, AND THE PRESIDENT HAS SIGNED, LEGISLATION
PERMITTING THE POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE NAVY CROSS TO MY BROTHER JOSEPH
F. KEENAN, HM3 FOR HIS ACTIONS MARCH 26-27, 1953 WHILE SERVING WITH
F/2/5 IN KOREA.  THE PRESENTATION IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN
WASHINGTON, DC SOMETIME IN JANUARY 1999.                

MICHAEL P. KEENAN, SR.

On Sat, 06 Mar 1999  Michael Keenan  wrote:

We just received word that our brother Joseph Keenan, HM3 will be
posthumously awarded the Navy Cross on May 14th, 1999.  The award will
be presented by the Commandant of The Marine Corps at ceremonies in
Washington, DC.  Joe was KIA , March 26-27th, 1953 while serving with
F/2/5 during the battle for Reno Hill, Korea.  

Michael P. Keenan, Sr.

E/2/5

On Thu, 19 Feb 1998 
Shirley Houston Email address wrote:


A friend, A.W. Vance who served under Anthony George Morrison would
like to obtain a copy of a poem which appeared in The Leatherneck
shortly after Lt. Morrison's death Nov. 11, 1952.

It was entitled The Moose and was a tribute to Lt. Morrison who was
the company commander of Easy Compay, 5th Marines, 1st Marine
Division.  

Motor Trans/2/5

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 
"Lewis H. Goatley" Email address wrote:

7 Princeton Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540

phone: (910)-353-4903

datein: Jan 1952  dateout: Jan 1953

I would like to hear from any one that served in the (Motor Transport 
Unit) In the 2nd. bn . 5th. Mar. at that time. I was a S/Sgt E-5 type at
the time, in charge of the Bn. Motor pool for the last 6 Months i 
served there. 

Capt. Ray was the S-4 officer at the time . Anyone who knows me or 
anyone in the unit i would be thankful for any info. you can provide.

2nd Bn

On Wed, 28 Jan 1998 
William H. Smith Email address wrote:

6238 E. Gary St.
Mesa, AZ 85205

Telephone: 602-832-1684
Fax: 602-641-7758

I was with 2bn 5th Marines , wounded 3 Dec 1950 at Chosen. Flew out on
airlift. landed in Mash unit. flew to Japan  Yokuska naval hospital Dec,
7, 1950, from there to Mare Island, to San Antonio. to Pensacola Fla.

Spent about 6 mo. returned to El Toro MCAS. Knew quite a few good 
Marines, Big Stoop a wireman and Brown a Corpman whom I owe my feet
to. Benton a communicator, It's been a long time. Bill Smith
( Radio Smith) H&S co. 2nd Bn 5th Marines.

F/2/5

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 
"Angela (Lavin) Maden" Email addresswrote:

datein: 1951 dateout: 1953

comments: 
My father, Tom Lavin, known as Tot, is looking for a friend from 
Fox/2/5.  

His name is Michael A. Metz, known as "Killer."  If you know of him,
please let me know and thanks.  By the way, my son's name, Thomas Reno
Maden, is in commemoration for all of you who fought in Korea and in 
particular those that served on Reno Hill with my daddy. We owe you much
that we cannot pay!  

D/2/5

From: Email address (Earl Nixon)
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 
Subject: D/2/5   USMC

On 7 Aug 1952 T/Sgt J. J. Nixon 579833 USMC was listed as MIA ( Sept 56
KIA) in the battle of Bunker Hill, Korea. 1st Sergeant (than a PFC)
Donald Hamblen USMC (RET) wrote two (2) pages in his book "One Tough
Marine" on how our Brother Joe died. 

This was the first news we have heard in 46 years. Joe was also a WW11
vet and was a D I at P I in 1948 also had tour on the Phil Sea
(CV47).

Would like to hear from any one who know Joe and or a Sgt Phil Mandra
from New York who was MIA/KIA the same day. A PFC Charles Blum, S/gt R H
McCray' and 2nd Lieut Ivan E Crabaugh were mentioned in the notification
from the War Dept.

D/2/5

NOTE: Marine Casualty needs next of kin for DNA Sampling, ed note

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997 
Robert Sears bobs@itron-ca.com wrote:

891 Coventry Circle
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 262-0168


Looking for anyone who served with Robert H. Malloy

Robert Malloy was my fathers best friend growing up in Keene NH. He was
killed in Korea, I believe at the Chosin Reservoir. I was named after
him and am trying to find out as many details as I can. 

I don't know what unit he was in, thats part of what I'm trying to find
out. I joined the Corps myself in June of 1972 and served until June of
1976. Not being a relative, I think I'll have trouble getting
information from the service itself so I decided to see if I could find
anyone who had served with him.

The story I have heard is that he was in a rear guard action as the
Marines were pulling out, and he didn't return. I believe they never
found him, and I've been told he was not the type to surrender.

I wish I had more details to help anyone out, and I appreciate your
response.

Thank you very much.

Weapons/2/5

On Fri, 31 Oct 1997 
Tim Laiveling Email address wrote:

Hello Hal,

I was hoping you might be able to help me track down a family member
listed as MIA in Korea. I have few details.  His Name is John Laiveling.

My name is Tim Laiveling.  My father, a City of Cincinnati Police 
officer and Air Force Vet, died of cancer in 1981.  Shortly thereafter
my mother began tracing the Laiveling name as a means to preserve his
memory. Unfortunately every path she went down quickly became a dead 
end.  What she was able to determine is that in my father's generation
there were only two boys to carry on the Laiveling name,  my father 
Harry and his cousin John listed as MIA in the Korean war.

The fate of John Laiveling has been quietly gnawing at my mom and myself
ever since.  This morning listening to NPR on my way to work they had a
story about a Viet Nam MIA living in the former USSR and my curiousity
about John Laiveling resurfaced.

Can you lend any assistance in helping us determine the ultimate fate of
John?  I have so few details it may be a lost cause, but I'd like to be
able to put this to rest for my mom.  

I, and my entire family, would greatly appreciate any help you could
provide.  Thanks.

Sincerely,
Timothy P. Laiveling
laivelin@one.net 

E/2/5

On Fri, 26 Jun 1998 
John Nolan Email address wrote

fax: 203-338-2124

comments:
Looking for anyone who served in Panama from 1950 to 1952 or Paris 
Island Ptl 123 or Easy Co, 5th Marines in Korea from 1953 to 1954.

F/2/5

On Thu, 13 Aug 1998 
Beckie Email address wrote:

Hello my name is Beckie Nelson.  I am an instructor for the Jans F.
Hursey Young Marine Detachment here in Slidell LA.  Our group was named
after the Jans F. Hursey listed on the web page.

There is also a Marine Corps League that supports our unit also named 
after him. The Commandant for the League is Mary Draughn.

Recently Jans's mother, sister, 2 brothers, a nephew and a great nephew
honored our unit by coming to the graduation ceremonies.  We have 
photos of the family and would love to hear from anyone that knew Jans. 

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mary Draughn:
mary draughn Email address

My number at home is 504-645-8815
--
Beckie Nelson                                  Phone: 504-645-9155
Silicon Graphics, Inc.                         Fax:   504-645-9156
1375 Lindberg Drive                            Vnet:      240-8380
Slidell, LA 70458                E-mail: beckie@neworleans.sgi.com


F/2/5

On Sun, 24 Jan 1999
"George Nelson Jr." Email address wrote:

I am a member and coordinator of a rifle company that holds a 
reunion in a different city each year. We are looking for Marines and
Corpsmen that served with us during this time period.

F-2-5 means Fox Co, 2nd Batt, 5th Reg, 1st Div during the period of 
50-53  Korea.

Founder- Jim Graham, 8326 Hadley St, Overland, Park, KS 66212-2722-
 913-648-1559

Any help in locating these Marines will be appreciated
 
Thanks

George Nelson Jr nelsonjr@Flash.net

D/2/5

On Sun, 18 May 1997
Ruthie Steele ruanst@aol.com  wrote:


In 1950 I was engaged to a young Marine..Pfc.Paul Savery...who was sent
to Korea and was killed in action there. I am seeking information about
Paul, as his parents are deceased and I don't know who to turn to.

He was from Missouri Valley, Iowa, and had just re-upped in 49, after
having been discharged from his first stint. That's all the info. I
have.  

Thanks...Ruthie Steele      ruanst@aol.com

D/2/5

On Sun, 24 May 1998
Alton Delora Lewis Email address wrote:

I did a search on a friend and ex-school mate KIA Korea 9/24/1950, 
which I did find. 

Can I locate the event of the hostility?  

Name of subject:
PFC, E2, Richard Murrill Bowman, Ref. No. 843, IDNO 1095736, Marine
Corps., Service Comp. Regular.  His home was Van, Texas.  
His high school graduation class of 1948 just held its fifty reunion and
no one could recall how he died.

Thank you for your help.  
A.D. Lewis   Garland, Texas

F/2/5

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997 
Peter Amaral Email address wrote:

Mr Barker, I visited your most interesting site tonight and was able 
to find the name and some info on my mothers kid brother Arthur (Jack)
Bower who was killed in Korea 9/24/50. His service number was 630135. 

My mother who is pained to talk about him even now did say that his 
last letter mentioned the Chosin reservoir. Any suggestions as to how I 
can find additional information.   

More: he landed at inchon on the 15th of september and was killed on the
24th from a gunshot wound to the right side i suspect during the
recapture of seoul 

Thanks, Peter Amaral  pamaral@tenet.edu

D/2/5

On Wed, 4 Aug 1999
garciabd Email address wrote:

What would be the way for me to get the records of events involving "D"
CO./ 2nd. BN./ 5th Marines at Changhaw-dong, Korea  on Nov.4th 1952. 

My brother was KIA there on the 4th.  I would like any information or
records regarding D/2/5 in early Nov. 1952. His name : Leon Anthony
Garcia.  I have visited your KIA Database, I would like to know what he
was involved in & events surrounding his death.

Thank You    Great job on the Project.    
Bob Garcia e-mail address     garciabd@msn.com

E/2/5

From: Rev. H. Mark Robert Email address
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 
Subject: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Easy Co.

My Father served in the above mentioned.  He was very proud of his
service and I, likewise, took great pleasure in his service to our
country.  Dad passed on to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, 1998.  

He often told us of a particular battle for hill 812 that occurred we
believe on Sept. 20, 1951.  My son and I are interested in finding more
information on this battle and the circumstances surrounding it.

If you can be of any assistance it would be greatly appreciated.

Rev. H. Mark Robert
Proud Son Of Harold J. Robert, USMC

D/2/5

On Sat, 6 Feb 1999
Rick Dvorak rEmail address wrote:

this is the only information i have on PAUL ROBINS RHODES: this come off
a envelope from a letter he mailed home. #1242188u.s.m.c. D-2-5
1st MARINE DIVISION F.M.F.  F.P.O.SANFRANSICO CALIFORNIA. 

hope that helps 
thanks, lisa

D/2/5

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999 
Beverly Thompson Collins Email address wrote:

Looking for guys who knew my brother Bill Thompson when he served in
Korea in 1951.  Bill was in Company D, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines,
First Marine Division (Reinforced).  

I've copied that description of his outfit from a citation that was read
at a ceremony when Bill received his Silver Star.  Bill was WIA in
September 1951.  He died of lung cancer in 1986 and is buried at

Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Oklahoma.  

Beverly Thompson Collins

2/5

On Sat, 24 Apr 1999 
Donald Harless  Email address wrote:

First Name: Donald 
Last Name : HARLESS	
    Street: RT1.Rodeo RD. BOX 3-2
      City: Waller
State/Prov: Texas 
       ZIP: 77484
   Country: U.S.A.

     Phone: 409 826-6996
       Fax: 
     Email: dharless@swbell.net
 
Comments: 

My father Donald Ray Harless Sr.Some called him Tex was in the 2d
brigade, 5th Marines.He was wounded in action on Sept.23,1950 also,
Harvey B. Owen, George Meyer and Guyten W. Garrett.

My father is still alive and well living in P.A.I have the news paper
write up from the Washington Star and the Western Union Telegram.

I'm sure that dad would like to hear from some of his old buddies. If 
you want to contact him call or e-mail me.


E/2/5

On Wed, 28 Apr 1999 
Bob Highland  Email address wrote:

Korean War Project Guest Book Entry


First Name: Bob 
Last Name : Highland	
    Street: 
      City: Gresham
State/Prov: Oregon 
       ZIP: 97030
   Country: USA

     Phone: 
       Fax: (503) 492-9963
     Email: Chosine25@aol.com
 Your Unit: E-2-5 1st Mar Div  1950
 
Comments: 

Was in Korea from Aug.2nd to Dec. 4th, when evacuated from Hagaru-ri .  

F/2/5 OP 3

On Mon, 10 May 1999 
Hedy  Email address wrote:

My name is Hedy we e-mail each other some time ago. I believe that 
Col.Jerry Brown through you picked up our message and put it in a
newsletter that we were looking for my husbands Uncle.We recieved a
letter from Bart Dauherman who picked up that message.He lives an hour
from us who we visited. He was on OP3 the night my husbands Uncle was
killed. His name was  PFC Frank J.Jeffs. Machine Gunner of 
Easy Co.2nd.Bn 5th Marine 1st.Marine Division.

If you have infromation or how to get infromation about OP3 this who be
of interst. Bart even had a picture of PFC FRANK and many stories. Bart
was happy to know that Frank was not forgotton. He gave us an invitation
to the Korean reuion. My heart goes out to all who serve during war. 

Hopeful that we will meet the Sg.who was next to Frank when he was
hit.
HEDY & FRANK 

F/2/5

Bernard Matis
(e-mail) BBMats@aol.com

Outfit 1st Mar Div - 5th Regt -2nd Bn - Fox Co.-1951-52

(brothers also served, Steve and Bob)


5th Marine Regiment - 2nd Battalion

1999 and Earlier Legacy Files