11th Pathfinder Team


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Entry: 95689
Subject: PATHFINDER MERCHANT MARINES

Janice Fox wrote on May 22, 2018


City and State: LAKEBAY WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Merchant marine chief petty oficer

Comments: My father served as a merchant marine during the Korean War as a chief petty officer I was told he was the youngest man so appointed at 17. My dads parent signed for him to join the MM at the age of 16 and fudged his age at the time.. His name was Willis Jay Grinols nick name Barney and was stationed out of Japan. My dad wrote a book of poems which tells of his saving refugees from a sinking skiff during a horrible storm at Inchon during the conflict. I am looking for facts on this or witnesses to add to my family geneology and not just taking word of mouth accounts from family who were not there. My dad died of cancer at the age of 42 when I was 19 so I cannot ask him myself about this..I am 65 now and would like to confirm this account is true and hope someone may remember him. Thank You ,Janice L Fox

Keywords: Merchant Marine,Inchon, Korean War, Pathfinder



Entry: 92869
Subject: INFORMATION ON THOMAS S. HENDRICKS

Peter Hendricks wrote on March 17, 2016


City and State: JENSEN BEACH FL

Unit: MM3, USS BOSTON, CAG-1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Any information would be appreciated on the combat record of Cpl. Thomas S. Hendricks,
Pathfinder 187th Airborne, Korea, now deceased

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Entry: 73640
Subject: PATRICK JOSEPH MCNULTY

Henry Sundvik wrote on February 20, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: SECAUCUS NJ

Unit: 581ST AIR RESUPPLY - COMMUNICATIONS WING

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: PFC PATRICK JOSEPH MCNULTY, RA12341841 WAS A MEMBER OF HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 187TH AIRBORNE INFANTRY REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM DURING THE EARLY PART OF THE KOREAN WAR. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT SINMAK, NORTH KOREA ON THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER1950. PAT WAS BORN 1MAY 1932 AND AT THE TIME OF HIS ENLISTMENT HE WAS A RESIDENT OF BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY. MAYBE IN YOUR RECORDS YOU CAN ELABORATE ON THE ABOVE INFORMATION: WHERE IS HE BURIED AND ANY OTHER IN FORMATION YOU MAY AFFORD ME. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,

Keywords: PAT, HQ CO, 187TH Airborne Infantry Regimental Combat Team



Entry: 73446
Subject: WHERE IS PATRICK JOSEPH MCNULTY BURIED?

Henry Sundvik wrote on February 6, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: SECAUCUJS NJ

Unit: 465TH AVIATION CONSTRUCTION CO APO 74

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: PFC PATRICK JOSEPH MCNULTY, RA12341841 WAS A MEMBER OF HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 187TH AIRBORNE INFANTRY REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM DURING THE EARLY PART OF THE KOREAN WAR. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT SINMAK, NORTH KOREA ON THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER1950. PAT WAS BORN 1MAY 1932 AND WAS A RESIDENT OF BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY AT THE TIME OF HIS ENLISTMENT. MAYBE IN YOUR RECORDS YOU CAN ELABORATE ON THE ABOVE INFORMATION: HOW WAS HIS BODY SHIPPED TO THE UNITED STATES; WHERE WAS HE BURIED; AND ANY OTHER IN FORMATION YOU MAY AFFORD ME. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,

Keywords: PAT



Entry: 73006
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION OR FRIENDS OF PHILETUS

James Sine wrote on January 4, 2010


City and State: PARADISE MT

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am the neighbor and friend of Philetus "Pete" George Lapham who is going to be turning 80 this summer. I have enjoyed listinging to him recount some of his exploits from his military years and have benefited greatly from his wisdom and friendship.
"Pete" is anything but computer literate so I am reaching out on his behalf.
I would appreciate any contact information or memories of his comrades that I could share with him.

Thank You

James P. Sine

Keywords: Philetus "Pete" George Lapham
Pathfinder 11th Airborne and
HDQS 2nd BN 187 Regemental Combat Team
Dates of service: 1948 to 1952
Korean involvement July, 1950 to April, 1952



Entry: 71010
Subject: 187 PATHFINDER TEAM ABN. FT BENNING GA

Richard Lathan SR. wrote on July 24, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LE ROY NY

Unit: 197 PATHFINDER TEAM ABN,FT BENNING GA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: any one with info please forward. jake

Keywords: former members from when at ft benning to start a reunion.



Entry: 70450
Subject: I KNOW JAMES F. PERRY. HE'S MY DAD

Catherine Perry wrote on June 5, 2009


City and State: BETTENDORF IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I know "corporal" (now a lt. colonel) James F. Perry, sr. He was a CO in korea. 2nd to None.
He's my dad...he's still among us living, and he's my hero!! he just turned 88 years old. If anyone is trying to reach out and say hello, please call him at 563-359-7637, he lives in Iowa. He has 2 silver hearts and purple heart. He would love to hear from his old war buddies. thanks.

Keywords: Korean war, Heartbreak Ridge. his unit, 2nd to None.



Entry: 69796
Subject: GEORGE V DAVIS JR

David Davis wrote on April 8, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: PERRY NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was wondering if anyone know my father He was a Pathfinder in the 187th reg combat in Korea

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Entry: 67281
Subject: DID YOU KNOW ROBERT REINLEIN

Jane Taylor wrote on September 21, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: He served as a paratrooper in the Korean War. we do not know his rank.

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Entry: 64561
Subject: DID YOU KNOW LT. RICHARD J. MARNET

Lee Hennessy wrote on March 2, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: CANAAN NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Desperately seeking information on and friends of Lt. Richard John Marnet,US Army, Korean War, Paratrooper. Lt. Marnet passed away in 1968 leaving 5 young children. I am conducting this search for his daughter as the children know very little of this period of his life.Any help suggestions or information will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You, Lee W. Hennessy,

Keywords: Lt. Richard John Marnet, Paratrooper, Korean War



Entry: 63801
Subject: DWIGHT FRANKLIN JOHNSON

Albert Johnson wrote on January 12, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN ANGELO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle, Dwight Franklin Johnson, was in the 11th Airborne Division and jumped with the 187 Regimental Combat Team in Korea. He was wounded and returned to Fort Campbell. He was stationed there when he was shot and killed by a police officer. I am looking for anyone who knew him or served with him. He was from Stephenville, Texas.

Keywords: Dwight Johnson participated in two jumps in Korea as part of the 187 Regimental Combat Team



Entry: 63295
Subject: 11TH AIRBORNE DURING KOREA 1950-1955

Anne Perry-Rager wrote on December 4, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEBSTER NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew a Corporal James F. Perry from Rochester New York. He was a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne, from 1950-1955. I do know that one of his duty stations was Okinowa. This is all that I know right now, my mother is searching through old papers of his to determine other information. My Father died 11SEP1988 from Mesothelioma. I am the eighth of his ten children and would love to speak to anyone who knew him back then. He was a phenomenal Father and Grandfather. I appreciate any information!
Thank you all, your service to our country can never be repaid.

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Entry: 62098
Subject: WILFRED STOREY

Norma Smith wrote on August 26, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: WOODWARD IA

Unit: 11TH AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember my dad? He now has Alzheimer's and is remembering the war I would love to help him if I could get some names or information. Please

Keywords: Willy (maybe) not sure wilfred Storey



Entry: 57895
Subject: DID YOU KNOW MY FATHER?

Denise Keahtigh wrote on June 29, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late father served with the 11th airborne. I only want to know about him and what he was like. I never got the chance to really know him. The short time I had him only made me want to know more about him. the army will not release any records on my father. We have requested several times. if you have an idea on how we can get these records, that would be helpful. i am the eldest daughter of his 5 children.
Thank you.

Keywords: Paul Kula Keahtigh



Entry: 56207
Subject: MAX MCCRAY 11THABN, 187TH ARCT, KOREA

Wendy McCray wrote on March 13, 2006


City and State: GOLD CANYON AZ

Unit: 187TH ARCT, 11TH AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: United Nations

Comments: His service was from Sept. 1949 to Oct. 1952. I am looking for anyone who knew my Dad in Korea, Fort Campbell KY, or Fort Riley KS. He was shot in the hip May 26, 1951 in N. Korea. I would like any information. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Wendy McCray

Keywords: He made both Combat Jumps in Korea as a Paratrooper with 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 11th Airborne, Infantry, 90mm Antitank Artillery, United Nations Forces, Parachute Maintenance Company, North Korea, MASH Unit, Beppu Japan



Entry: 47611
Subject: 187TH ABN RCT-11TH ABN DIV

Clifford (Kip) Bruinsma wrote on December 20, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 187TH ABN RCT-11TH ABN DIV

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for members of my Uncle's unit. 187th Abn RCT-11th Abn Div. PFC Clifford J. Bruinsma of Madison NY was killed in action 26 March 1951. His nickname was 'Kip' According to my information he was a Light Weapons Infantryman (MOS 4745). Looks like he died during action in OPERATION COURAGEOUS.

I'm named after my uncle but never met him. I'd love to know more about my uncle and the men he served with. The information might also be appreciated by my father.

Keywords: 187th Abn RCT-11th Abn Div.



Entry: 41979
Subject: I WAS WITH THE 11TH AIRASSALT DIV AND 187TH PATHFINDERS, ALSO HQ AND HQ 1ST BN 7TH CAV

Ira Polson wrote on March 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 38550
Subject: LOOKING FOR OTHER MEMBERS

Lynette Penn wrote on November 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: 11TH AND 187TH AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad has mentioned both "company C" and being a "Pathfinders" though I don't know which goes with which. His name is Alvin "Al" Thurman.

Keywords: 11th Airborne, 1947-1949 - Japan
187th Airborne, 1950-1952- Korea



Entry: 37236
Subject: PATHFINDERS DURING KOREAN WAR?

Layne Jeffery wrote on September 29, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 101ST PATHFINDERS DET (1987-88) - 2ND ID (1985-86)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Were there any Pathfinders used during the Korean war? If so, I drastically need details. Please contact me regarding research I am doing for the U.S. Airborne Pathfinder's Association (www.uspathfinders.org)

Thank you.

Keywords:



Entry: 37128
Subject: RESEARCH INFO

Jason Lambert wrote on September 23, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: does anybody know if there is still an active pathfinder unit in korea. If so where and is there a point of contact (phone number or email to talk to them

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Entry: 21371
Subject: WHERE'S THE OLD YAMOTO GANG

William Couch wrote on December 10, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORFOLK VA

Unit: DIV HQS INSTRUCTOR JUMP SCHOOL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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