145th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion (SP)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 96895
Subject: KOREA 145TH THUNDERBIRDS 1953-1954

Michael Bailey wrote on December 5, 2018


City and State: ST. JOHN WASHINGTON WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My father was in the Army Korean War 1953-1954 45th Infrantry 145th Thunderbirds. I'm trying to find anyone who may have served and known my father. Supply Sergeant SFC Floyd G Bailey from St. John Washington. My father passed away October 2009, I'd really like to talk to anyone who knew my dad, Thank You Michael Bailey

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Entry: 96734
Subject: 1 LT RAYMOND KALIL

HUGH GAYNOR wrote on November 15, 2018


City and State: WILMETTE IL

Unit: 15TH AAA BN, 7TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: US ARMY

Comments: FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH RAY KALIL IN THE 145 AAA. RAY PASSED AWAY IN FEBRUARY 2018. RAY AND I WENT TO SAME OCS CLASS @FT BLISS AND STAYED IN TOUCH FOR ALL THESE YEARS SINCE KOREA

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Entry: 95971
Subject: A BTRY 145TH AAA AW BN 3RD KOREAN WINTER SEPT 52 TO APRIL 53

James Carter wrote on July 9, 2018


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE NC

Unit: A BTRY 145TH AAA AW BN

Service or Relationship: US Army

Comments: Looking for information about A Btry Location between Sept/Oct 1952 to April 1953, regarding Half-Tracks with 4-50 Cal. Machine Guns, missions, jeeps, unit, etc.

I am presently Age 88, in good health, and trying to recall where I was during my service time in Korea.

Keywords: 145, A Btry, Half Track, 50 Cal Machine Guns, Army, Korean War, Location, Third Korean Winter



Entry: 94680
Subject: LOOKING FOR BILLY WILLIAM POLLOCK

Charles Schaefer wrote on June 5, 2017


City and State: FORT MORGAN CO

Unit: 145TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking to contact Mr. Pollock or his progeny for my dad. Virgil Schaefer was part of the Oklahoma National Guard, in the motor pool. 1952-1953 Dad's looking for an old friend.

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Entry: 91594
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH

Finn Schefstad wrote on July 23, 2015


City and State: NEW ORLEANS LA

Unit: 145 AAA BTRY B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my father. If you can contribute please contact me.

To those who have served this great nation of ours, a very sincere THANK YOU.

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Entry: 91332
Subject: 145TH AAA AW SP B BTRY

Harold Deason wrote on June 4, 2015


City and State: BAINBRIDGE GA

Unit: 145TH AAA B BTRY

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 91323
Subject: 145TH AAA AW SP B BTRY

Harold Deason wrote on June 3, 2015


City and State: BAINBRIDGE GA

Unit: 145TH AAA AW SP B BTRY

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Joined the army oct 1950 at 17 yrs old was assigned to the 45th In Bn at camp polk La when they was activated for the Korean war and was assigned to the 145 AAA Aw SP B battery and was with it in Hokkaido Japan and then in Korea.first assignment in Korea was Fire support for ole Baldy,and then Pork Chop Hill. left them in July 1952. was a cannoner on M-16 half track PFC, Retired from the Army in 1993 as a Msgt with 33 years service. I have the group pictures that was taken in Japan if anyone would be interested.

Keywords: 1100 STEWART AVE



Entry: 71560
Subject: 145TH AAA AW BATTALION, 45TH DIV.

Alvin Humphrey wrote on September 9, 2009


City and State: HUNTSVILLE TX

Unit: BATTERY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Entered Service Oct. 9.1950, Basic Training Camp Polk La., then to Ft. Bliss, El Passo, Tx. Transported to New Orleans and Boarded Troop Ships for Japan. On ship 26 days. Landed in Hokkaido, Japan. Completed Training in Japan, shipped to Korea landed on Inchon on Christmas Day. Cold!! 22 below Zero. We relieved The First Calvery Division. Remained in Korea until July 27, 1951, brought home on Emergency.
We have had Army Reunions Every Year, few members since 1953. Lost a few to death, but still get together.

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Entry: 67017
Subject: COMMUNICATION STAFF - 51ST FIGHTER 52 - 53

Ernie Mutschler Mutschler wrote on August 28, 2008


City and State: RED OAK IA

Unit: 51ST COMM SQ - 52 53

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Assigned to the 51st Fighter (May 15, 1952 - May 15, 1953 - Would like to hear from anyone from the Comm Sq.

Keywords: >MUCH<



Entry: 64208
Subject: CORRECTION: ANYONE SERVICE WITH ROY W. BARTON

Lee Murrah wrote on February 7, 2008

Deceased

City and State: HUNTVILLE TX

Unit: HQ BTRY 145TH AAA AW BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: In the earlier message I misstated my late father-in-law's middle initial.
His name is Roy W. Barton.

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Entry: 64192
Subject: ANYONE SERVING WITH ROY L. BARTON

Lee Murrah wrote on February 6, 2008

Deceased

City and State: HUNTVILLE TX

Unit: HQ BTRY 145 AAA AW BN 86

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father-in-law, Roy L. Barton of Iola, KS, served as radio
operator/forward observer mainly
with ROK forces. After the War he lost his documents proving he was in
combat, which is a prerequisite for some benefits. The government
records were burned in a fire in St. Louis about 1970. Roy is now
deceased, but I understand that his widow can receive certain benefits.
Roy and then his widow have spent several years trying to prove his
eligibility, but without the records they have not been successful. So we
are looking for anyone who remembers Roy and can sign an affadavit that
he served in combat in the Korean War.

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Entry: 63774
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF HENRY SCHUMACHER

Henry Schumacher JR. wrote on January 11, 2008


City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: 145 AAA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for friends who would have served with my father, Sgt. Henry W. Schumacher Jr. with the 145th AAA 1952 til the end of the war.

Keywords: 52-53



Entry: 63569
Subject: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Jeff LaPorta wrote on December 26, 2007


City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember serving with a Mike LaPorta in the 45th Infantry Division.....Christmas Hill/Heartbreak Ridge? Please advise....

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Entry: 57949
Subject: SEARCHING FOR BTRY C 1950-52

Victor Hardy wrote on July 3, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: ODESSA TX

Unit: 145 AAA AW BTRY C 45TH

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in the 45th Infantry 145 AAA AW Battery C from 1950 to 1952. Basic training was at Camp Polk, LA and Fort Bliss, TX. I received my first NCO stripes aboard the USS Simon B. Buckner on the way to Japan. I was an SFC in charge of two half tracks each with 4- 50 cal. machine guns. We were used as Infantry support in Korea. My unit was also assigned to an ROK unit. After that I was sent to the rear to teach a class in Military Intelligence to new arrivals.
I am originally from McAllen, TX. I now live and work in Odessa, TX. No plans for retireing.

Keywords: SFC Victor Hardy



Entry: 52836
Subject: BATTERY A

Ehard (Pete) Nutting wrote on August 25, 2005


City and State: GAINESVILLE VA

Unit: BATTERY A, 145TH AAA AW BN, 45TH INFANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with the unit for 13 months from Mar 1952 to Apr 1953
as Platoon leader, Battery Commamder and Exec. Officer.

Keywords: Whitlock, Herndon, Hamp Davis, Sgt Meltzer, Capt Duncan



Entry: 48694
Subject: REUNIONS, WHERE ARE THEY AT

Robert McGathey SR. wrote on February 4, 2005


City and State: ORANGE PARK FL

Unit: 145TH AAA BN.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was with the 145th in Korea in 1953 when the war ended, Was sent back to States in Sept 1953 Also was with the 1st Cav. Div, A Co.in 51 to when it went to Japan in 52.

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Entry: 39582
Subject: 45TH INFANTRY THUNDERBIRDS

Beornored Hockenhull wrote on December 31, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDUSTRY CA

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY THUNDERBIRDS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am the daughter of PFC Beornored Hockenhull, Jr. He has asked me to help find his friends from Korea. If anyone should have info on the Thunderbirds 45th Infantry that served in Korea from 1951 to 1953 please let me know. My father is originally from Chicago, Illinois and was drafted his senior year in high school. He was trained at Camp Crowder in Missouri. He was later transfered to the Oklahoma Division of the Army National Guard. You can email us or write us. If there is some place that we can post pictures that may help us and others locate people they are looking for, please let us know.

To all of you who served, thank you! You will never ever be forgotten!

Keywords: 45th Infantry Thunderbirds



Entry: 37534
Subject: NAME UNKNOWN 145TH AAA AW SP

William E. Oelkers wrote on October 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAYVILLE NY

Unit: CO H 180TH REGT.

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: About two years ago,I met a member of the 145th AAA in the parking field of the Stop and Shop Shopping Center in Sayville, Long Island, NY, when he spotted my 45th Div. bumper sticker. However, I never got his name, and have recently met others from his unit. If you're out there, please contact me.

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Entry: 36590
Subject: B BATTERY, 145TH AAA AWSP

Harris Hollin wrote on August 30, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone who served in the second platoon from apr. '53- aug '53.
Anyone hear from Sgt. James Rhone?

Keywords: hill 938, hill 931.



Entry: 28735
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON W. M. BILL WOMBLE

Eric George wrote on October 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for people that knew my grandfather W.M. "Bill" Womble. He served in the 145th on one of the half-tracks with the four quad-50's. If anyone remembers him, please e-mail me.

Keywords: 145aaa, Womble



Entry: 23059
Subject: SEARCHING

Shockley T. Shoemake wrote on February 10, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUMBLE TX

Unit: 145 AAA AW BN, 45TH INFANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from fellow battalion members.

Keywords: 145 AAA AW Bn, 45th Infantry Div



Entry: 21005
Subject: CHRISTMAS HILL AREA, HILL 1220

Raymond (Ray) Kalil wrote on November 26, 2001

Deceased

City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: B BATTERY, 145TH AAA AW (SP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have renewed friendship with Calvin Jordan, a gunner in my platoon, and we met at the 45th Inf Div Reunion in OKC Sep '01. Also met up with Don Daniels. Harris Hollin, also a Platoon Leader during July-Aug offensive, and I have renewed our friendship and have been in constant contact. We are researching documented data of the combat history of B Battery. Frank Malone, C Battery Platoon Leader during the June-July '53 CCF offensive, and I are also in constant contact. Since B Battery was a "detached" unit on line for the 7th and 20th ROKA Divisions, our efforts seemed to have been overlooked. We did receive citations from commanders of the 7th and 20th ROKA -- if you desire copies, let me know.

Keywords: I was Platoon Leader at Hill 1220 in the Christmas Hill area during the CCF offensive during June-July 1953. Then appointed B Battery Commander on 29 July 1953.



Entry: 20856
Subject: KOREA SEPT. 52-JUNE 53 A BATTERY

Daniel Kokott wrote on November 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 45TH DIV, A BTRY, 145TH AAA, AW BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Other names of men in the squads that I remember are: Gillespie, Baio, Pryor, Paduveris, Jefflo, Kelgo, Chiles, Kiesler, Robinson, McCarthy, Johnson, Perkins, Simons, Moller

Keywords: I am interested in contacting other guys who served with me in the A Battery. General info: Cat. Whitlock was our commanding officer.

(Sgt. of squads 271 and 272)



Entry: 20083
Subject: 145THAAA AWSP

Robert Crowley wrote on October 22, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: my father was in this unit his name is edmund crowley any one who knew him please e-mail me

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Entry: 18398
Subject: 10/50-6/52 B BATTERY

Harold Deason wrote on August 1, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LARGO FL

Unit: 45TH INF DIV 145TH AAA AW SP (B) BTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone from 145th AAA Aw (B) btry,45th Inf Div

Keywords: Was with the 45th Inf Div from Oct-1950 untill Jun-1952,In Korea from Dec-25 1951 untill Jun 1952



Entry: 16112
Subject: CHRISTMAS HILL; MAY-JULY 1953

Raymond (Ray) Kalil wrote on April 24, 2001

Deceased

City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: BATTERY B, 145TH AAA AW (SP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: B Battery was cited by Commanders of the 7th ROK Division and 20th ROK Division for their combat effectiveness in the Christmas Hill area during the months of May, June and July 1953. Two M-16 platoons were on line at that time. One led by me, then-Lt Ray Kalil, on Hill 1220 "SP3" - and the other led by then Lt Harris Hollin (SP1-2). Contact me for copies of these citations (the Historian for the 45th Inf Div Museum was not aware of these citations until I sent him copies). I am collecting documented material of our service and performance during this time, and especially photographs. We were never really appreciated for this service by our own command, even though we held our ground when the 20th ROK's were pushed back by the fierce CCF offensive (thirteen battalions!) in the Christmas Hill area. I am in contact with Harris Hollin and then-Sgt Calvin Jordan. Let me hear from you.

Keywords: Christmas Hill; Hill 1220; Korea May-June-July 1953



Entry: 15103
Subject: 145/AAA 1953 FINDING PALS

Calvin R. Jordan wrote on February 19, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: FORNEY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Helping look for my Dad's friends:


My Dad served in the 45th Infantry 145th AAA AW between Jan. 1st 1953 and Dec. 1953. His name is Calvin R.Jordan. He is very interested in offering any information he can. He is also trying to locate some of his buddies especially Charles Boener.

If you would like to contact him you can e-mail him to my email address which is bpeacock@stevenstransport.com.

At the present he does not have a computer but I can give him any e-mail you send him. I will be setting him up with an e-mail address soon.

Keywords: Calvin Jordan, Christmas Hill April-July 1953
Korea 38th Parallel, 145AAA



Entry: 12431
Subject: 145TH C BATTERY AA KOREA 1-53 TO3-54

Alfred (Al) Schaefer wrote on October 19, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: C BATTERY 145TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: If anyone has names,phone no. addresses please let me know. Also if anyone from Battery B has any info on an old buddy Cpl John Maher also from New York please get in touch. We rotated home when the 45th Division was deactivated.

Keywords: Supply Sgt, Sgt Pete Peterson, Smity who worked with me for a time in supply.



Entry: 9902
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER MAIL CLERK FROM BTTRY C, 145TH, AAA AW BN, DON DANIEL?

Donald J. (Don) Daniel wrote on June 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 45TH, BATTERY C, 145TH DIVISION, AAA AW BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Some names I found on back of his photos include: Bala or Baja, "Rector", Heins, Moody, Smith, Locke, Arnold, Simpson, Holmquist, Wilkins, Herndon, Edwards, Cole, Morris, Butler, Romero, Hart, Lynch, Downs, Morlow, Cox, Cooksen, Davis, Clark, Carter, Randell.He has no computer, but I will be happy to send info back and forth. Thank you all for your service. Hope this is okay to post in this location.

Keywords: Don Daniel would like to get in touch with buddies who looked forward to him coming around with the mail. Have found Wanner, would like to find Harold Stroop. Trained at Ft. Bliss, TX, then sent to Korea July '52-Sept. '53. 45th Thunderbirds, Bttry C, 145th AAA AW BN.



Entry: 3226
Subject: BATTERY C - JACK F. BOWLES

Jack F. Bowles wrote on July 3, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: BAYTOWN TX

Unit: BATTERY C - 145TH AAA AW BN

Service or Relationship:

Comments: BATTERY C - 145TH AAA AW BN

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