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Entry: 96331
Subject: UNCLE ... 7 TH INFANTRY DIVISION BAYONET

tony jones wrote on September 11, 2018


City and State: HILLSBORO MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Trying to find more info on my uncle if you can help to ... 7 th Infantry Division BAYONET......https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25898781/lexie-dee-jones

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Entry: 95993
Subject: LOOK FOR VETERANS

Ann Henry wrote on July 16, 2018


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My Dad's name was J.B. Tucker. I believe this document says he was in Company E. He was in the service between 1951 and 1954. I'd like to know about what he was like during that time. If you remember him, please contact me. Thank you!

Keywords:



Entry: 95967
Subject: CAMP NAME

Charles Funk wrote on July 8, 2018


City and State: LOGAN

Unit: "C" CO. 1/17TH

Service or Relationship:

Comments: What was the camp name right over the Freedom bridge. I was only there for maybe three months, before we left and went south of the river to Camp McKenzie. Spring of 72 we moved to Camp Howze. (spelling)

Keywords: Freedom bridge



Entry: 95840
Subject: ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MY GRAND FATHER ALFRED BRASSARD

Jonathan Mailloux wrote on June 18, 2018


City and State: HEMMINGFORD

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Hello there I would like to know anything about my grandfather Alfred brassard form moores forks new york he served in the 17th infantry division troop B from plattsburgh the was a private first class the rotating home a few times then was promoted to Sergent in 1951 . Everytime I ask question he just changes the subject my grandfather passed away 3 years ago and I miss him greatly any information would help .at his funeral there were 3 older gentleman there and they said my grandfather was a very respectable man and that those values were passed on .I would like to know more about him I have lots of picture but no words to go with them .thank you truly jonathan

Keywords: Sgt Alfred brassard 17th infantry troop B



Entry: 95711
Subject: JUN-JULY-AUG '52 MSC, ASSISTANT TO BN SURG THEN OWN AID STATION 15 AAA

Allen Shepersky wrote on May 25, 2018


City and State:

Unit: 1ST BN, 17TH REG 7TH INF(COMBAT MEDIC)

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 1st BN 17th Inf Reg, MAJ Nicollette was BN CO Lt Rauol Garcia MC was CO of aid station, I was there Jun July Aug , then:
MC rotated from 15 AAA BN, LTC Bruce Johnson CO.- no MC available,
I was new RPh and had enlisted service in USMC. and was medical officer until Feb '53 then home and out. Later became LTC

Keywords: Kumwah



Entry: 95703
Subject: CLAUDE FRANCIS WHITTAKER

Ron Whittaker JR. wrote on May 23, 2018


City and State:

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY / F COMPANY

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I am still looking for information on my grandfather's service in Korea. He arrived in Korea in November of 1951 and was assigned to F company in the 17th Infantry. I am able to prove he was on "No Name Hill" but that's about it. He rotated out sometime in 1952, I/m assuming july or august. I have several pictures of guys he was with, and some landmarks such as Heartbreak Ridge, Hill 720, Golden Nugget, Kumwha Valley, Mundung Ni, etc. Any information would be helpful and appreciated. I've been working on this research for a few years now.

Keywords: Freddy the Mule, Kumwha, Grim, Posen, Magnuson, Murphy, Schermer, Perrin, Kim and Pete, McNair, McCall, Smith, Studebaker, Jourdannais, Johnson, Moore, Wismintie, Harson, Caleo, Hill 720



Entry: 95619
Subject: SGT. CHARLES LUKE

Delicia Luke Yates wrote on May 3, 2018


City and State: TN

Unit: 17TH INF.

Service or Relationship: Korea

Comments: Looking for information regarding my father Charles F. Luke. He served in Korea and from what I can make out he was in the 17th in the 7th Company H.
He turns 93 in November and his mind is as sharp as can be, but he has never wanted to talk about Korea and basically will divert any conversation on the subject.
Info I have is a letter to a family member with the return best I can tell as:
Sgt. Charles Luke (Probably when by Charlie)
COH - 17th Inf Regt - APO #7
(I think the next line indicates letter is care of postmaster San Francisco)

Top of the enclosed letter says:
Korea
Old Baldy
Jan 1953

Only one line in the letter refers to the war "We’re back up front now and it’s sure cold."

It does look like the company he was in had soldiers from maybe Korea & other countries fighting along with the them. I also have about 10 pictures, one which is what I am assuming is his company in a group photo on top of a scarred hilltop, maybe "Old Baldy".

Thanks!


(It's possible the 17 is a 19, but I think it's 17)

Keywords: Korea, 17th, 7th Division, Company H, Old Baldy



Entry: 95602
Subject: SEEKING OLD BUDDIES ETC. ATM PLATOON

Clifford McClelland wrote on April 30, 2018


City and State: CHAMBERSBURG PA

Unit: 17TH INF REG 7TH INF DIV (ATM PLATOON)

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: Like to hear from anyone still around from HQ 17th Regt ATM Platoon that served in
Korea Oct-Nov-52, Jul 53 War ended.
MRL... Old Baldy, Porkchop Hill, Erie-Arsenal

Keywords: 17th Inf Regt, 7th Inf Div ATM Platoon 1952-1953 Porkchop Hill, Old Baldy, Outpost
Erie, Arsenal



Entry: 95354
Subject: HISTORIAN COLLECTING TESTIMONIES ON PORK CHOP/1953

Zachary Matusheski wrote on February 20, 2018


City and State: COLUMBUS OH

Unit: HISTORIAN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am a professional historian collecting oral history testimonies of veterans who served on Pork Chop Hill during the war (1950-1953). I've interviewed six individuals who fought in the July 1953 battle on Pork Chop Hill. If you served on Pork Chop in 1953 I would like to talk with you. I can be reached at Matusheski.1@osu.edu. My address is:

The Ohio State University History Department
106 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH
43210

Thanks.

Keywords: Pork Chop, Old Baldy, Rat's Nest, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 1953, 32nd infantry regiment



Entry: 95289
Subject: EASY CO 17TH INF

Craig Bennett wrote on January 29, 2018


City and State: MITCHELL SD

Unit: CO E 17TH INF REGT

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am the Veteran Service Officer for Davison County, Mitchell, South Dakota and I am looking for the names of the members that were in Easy Co around August of 1951. I have a gentleman Cliff Pederson that is pursuing a Battle medal and I am looking for a list of names or for any information regarding a battle of Bloody Baldy. Specifically, the date that he has is August 31, 1951. If possible I would also like to try and contact any surviving members. The one person he remembers is the Medic, Sgt Kantack but I don't have any information as to his whereabouts or if he is still alive.

Keywords: Easy Company

Bloody Baldy

August 1951



Entry: 95247
Subject: SEARCHING FOR WILLIS A HASKINS JR

Susan Zahn wrote on January 10, 2018


City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Attempting to find information on Willis Adrian Haskins Jr., from Louisville, Kentucky. He was a cousin of mine. I've had little luck finding anything about him or his service, other than from a US Veterans Cemetery record stating that he served in Korea with Co G 17 Inf Regt. He enlisted on 15 Sep 1950 and was discharged on 20 Dec 1952. Any records, photos, or details would be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 95240
Subject: HQ & HQ COMPANY, 17TH RCT 7TH DIV

Clarence Schooley wrote on January 8, 2018


City and State: GASCONADE MO

Unit: HQ & HQ COMPANY, 17 RCT, 7TH DIVISIN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I was a radio operator and Wire man. I served in Korea from March 1952 to March 1953. I would like to here from any of my buddies that served with me during that period Ralph Nevit , Leroy Friendahl, Mutsch,Poplizo,DeJarnette, Marino, Riley, Dixon & Clifton.
Thank you.
Clarence Schooley.




Keywords:



Entry: 94905
Subject: HQ COMPANY, 17TH INFANTRY

Robert Mackowiak MACKOW wrote on August 20, 2017


City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for anyone who was with Headquarters Company for the action at Chup'a-ri on August 31, 1951. Bonus for anyone who remembers Ervin G. Pilger. He was a Private First Class at the time and was wounded that day by a grenade. I don't know if he was evacuated right then or walked away from it. I'd like to know which platoon he was in. When he returned to duty in October he went to K Company, but was with HQ Co from June until August when he was wounded. He was from Minnesota and I do have photos of him if a face is more memorable than a name.

Keywords: HQ, H.Q., Headquarters, HHC, Pilger, Ervin, Chup'a-ri, Chupa-ri, 31 Aug, 31 August, August 31, 1951.



Entry: 94527
Subject: ROBERT TREMBLAY

Donna Morin wrote on April 12, 2017


City and State: BRUNSWICK ME

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father, Robert Tremblay. He was a cook, and saw combat around July 1953 on Pork Chop Hill.

Keywords: Pork Chop Hill, Bob, Bobby,



Entry: 94407
Subject: DONALD LESSAR

Lisa Steen wrote on March 5, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember my dad Donald Lessar? Originally from Tamms, Il. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Wounded September 27, 1951, near Hill 565.
He never talked much about his time in the service.

Keywords: Wounded near Hill 565, North Korea
Had a friend named Mink



Entry: 94391
Subject: LOOKING FOR PVT. PERLEY L. BURDICK, OF 17TH INFANTRY REGT.

Domenic Pastore JR. wrote on March 1, 2017


City and State: COVENTRY RI

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hello Folks, I've posted this already, but that was quite a few years ago. Perhaps I'll have better luck this time around. I'm looking for ANY information about PVT. PERLRY L. BURDICK, of the 17th Infantry Regt. He was twice WIA while in Korea, once on 02-27-1951, & again on 08-31-1951, for which he was medically evacuated home to Coventry, Rhode Island. Sadly, Perley passed away years ago, but I'd like to learn ANYTHING I can about his service in the ROK. THANK YOU

Best regards, Dom Pastore Jr. ( dpast32@aol.com )

Keywords:



Entry: 94387
Subject: HOWARD KJOS

Kevin Bohn wrote on February 28, 2017


City and State: WEBSTER SD

Unit: CO H, 17TH INF REG, 7TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am trying to find out why Howard Kjos, was not awarded the Silver star for his gallant and heroic actions in Korea. He was wounded 3 Dec 1951, at Hwascho, N Korea. He tells of shooting many Chinese and taking out a machine gun that had attacked his unit. he used traces to take fire away from his unit and continued to fire upon the machine gun after they identified his position.
Howard was awarded the CIB, Purple Heart, Korean Service medal w/2 bronze service stars. can someone from his unit substantiate this so he could be awarded appropriately?
those with him that day have passed on. I am looking into sending this t his local senator for review. thank you

Kevin Bohn
Day CO VSO

Keywords: H CO, 17th INF REG, 7th INF DIV



Entry: 94084
Subject: LOCATION OF H CO 10/53 TO 10/54

richard dell'eva wrote on December 12, 2016


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 17TH INF. REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in Korea from Oct. of 1953 to Oct. of 1954. We were on the demilitarized zone
in the trenches. I never knew where I was when we were there. I'd like to find out.
I was in the 7th. inf. div., 17th inf. regiment, Company M

Keywords:



Entry: 94066
Subject: I-17 RCT HWACHONRES. AREA APRIL 1951

Richard (Dick) Merrill wrote on December 9, 2016


City and State: ENGLEWOOD FL

Unit: CO I 17TH RCT 7TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: John Nicks, I was with I-17 in April 1951 around the HwachonRes area, near Yanggu. Was wounded the 24 April by bouncing Betty land mine, and evacuated to Japan.

Keywords: I-17 RCT



Entry: 93704
Subject: 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Lynn Davis wrote on September 4, 2016


City and State: BRUNSWICK ME

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone know where the 17th Infantry Regiment was located on 12-Feb-53? My father, Edward L. Davis, was serving on that date and wants to know where he was. Was it Pork Chop Hill, Old Baldy or The Castle? Or somewhere else? Please help. Thank you.

Keywords: 17th Infantry Regiment 12-Feb-53.



Entry: 93690
Subject: WILLIAM T GILL

Linda Larkin wrote on August 31, 2016


City and State: NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember BILL GILL, medic from North Carolina. He was there in the 17th Regiment in 1951 to about Feb 1952. (Frozen Chosin)

Keywords:



Entry: 93670
Subject: SGT. BRISON JAMES HOWARD

Kelly Howard wrote on August 28, 2016


City and State: RICHMOND KY

Unit: COMPANY H 17TH REGIMENT 7TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am looking for anybody who knew my uncle Sgt. Brison James Howard. He was killed near Hwa-Soho North Korea on 24 November, 1951, We are writing a newspaper article and would like any information we can come up with.

Keywords:



Entry: 93637
Subject: SEEKING ANY INFORMATION

Tyler Cochran wrote on August 23, 2016


City and State: POWHATAN VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who knew a Harvey R Cochran. I found a newspaper clipping and it stated he was in the 7th infantry division 17th Regiment Company K he served 1956 through 1957. He attended Fort Jackson SC for basic training.

Keywords: Cochran, korea, Fort Jackson, 1956, 1957, 7th infantry division, 17th regiment, Company K



Entry: 93492
Subject: LOOKING FOR POLAR BEARS 1952-53

Jack Doyle wrote on July 22, 2016


City and State: MOREHEAD CITY NC

Unit: 7TH DIVISION, 17TH REGIMENT, POLAR BEARS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with me in 7th Division, 17th Regiment,Polar Bears in
Korea during the period 1952-53. I was SFC Jack Doyle.

Keywords:



Entry: 93450
Subject: LOOKIN FOR INFO

Ronald Blake wrote on July 12, 2016


City and State: CANTONMENT FL

Unit: 17 INF REG 7 DIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone that knew my cousin Pfc Charles Kachele. Kia pork chop hill in 1953

Keywords: Charles was in 7th Div 17 inf. regiment . Killed on 24 Feb 1953



Entry: 93298
Subject: CAMP MACKENZIE

David Kupczyk wrote on June 4, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: OK. Have set up FaceBook page for those of us that served at Camp MacKenzie at any time. I'm attempting to put together the history of the camp from the time it opened to the time it closed. Need to know which unit you were with and when you were there. Photos of the camp are most welcome and needed. I will add unit crests as I find out who was there over the years.

Face book search for : Dave Kup

Keywords:



Entry: 93200
Subject: 17TH INFANTRY

Jayson Crosby wrote on May 24, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY BUFFALO REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle PFC Gary W Sauls was in the Korean war and received a bronze star in
1953.He passed away when I was younger and I've been trying to find anyone who knew
him.Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 92394
Subject: BRUCE E BAKER

Kimberly Crowe wrote on December 14, 2015


City and State: GREECE NY

Unit: CO. L, 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Kimberly Crowe. My father was 2nd Lt. Bruce E. Baker. I am looking for anyone who may have served with him or known him. He passed in 2012 and I know very little about his military career so any help would be most appreciated.

Blessings,
Kim

Keywords:



Entry: 92379
Subject: WILLIAM WESLEY ELLIOTT SR

William J. Elliott wrote on December 12, 2015


City and State: DERIDDER LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for any info on my father William Wesley Elliott Sr with the 17th INF in Korea 15.

Keywords:



Entry: 92004
Subject: STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT GUERIN

Raymond Guerin JR wrote on October 13, 2015


City and State:

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I'm looking for any information anyone might have about my late grandfather, Robert (Bob) Guerin. He was a staff sergeant in Korea with the 17th and he never really spoke about his experiences in Korea. I found a lot of his items from the war and I know he was in country till around 1952. The only story he ever told about Korea was how him and his Lt. had seen Chinese at one side of a river and N.Koreans at their back and how the 17th performed a strategic withdrawl, which he explained to my 1st grade class meant they ran like heck ( not the word he used but I'm paraphrasing). His army green ball cap has a map of Korea drawn on it with all the places he was; Pusan, Taegu, Anyang-ni, suwon, Inchon, Ichon, Iwon, Choyi, Pungsan, Aug-yi, and Kapsan. The only other thing he ever said about Korea was that at Inchon they were called the floating reserves since they didn't land till about the 18th after the initial landings on the 15th. He was from Worcester, Massachusettes and he passed away years ago. If anyone has any information regarding my grandfathers service it would be much appreciated. Now that I'm older I'm more curious and I regret not asking him more.

Keywords: Floating reserves: Bob Guerin:



Entry: 91940
Subject: WIA

William Sellers wrote on September 28, 2015


City and State:

Unit: CO M 3RD BN 17TH INF REG, 7TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Wounded 21 Mar 1953, Old baldy

Keywords:



Entry: 91627
Subject: JACK CHASTEEN

Jack Chasteen wrote on July 28, 2015


City and State: BREMEN GA

Unit: 7TH DIVISION, 17TH REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served in Korea June, 1951 through April, 1952. He trained at Ft. Chafee, AR. Was in the punchbowl a short time. Was a Sgt. and was attached to a tank outfit as a medic for a while. His Lt.'s were Lt. champagne and Lt. Bailey. Major was Maj. King. He does not remember a lot of details. I have the yearbook from his basic training and will publish that online someplace very soon. Also have some pictures of him and some buddies on R&R in Japan. One is a big old tall Sgt., about 6-9. And a Mexican Sgt. from California who was a dental assistant for the outfit. Standing by his tent one day he heard a whistling sound. Looked up and it was an airplane with red insignia. He thought they were about to get strafed by a Chinese plane and jumped into a snow filled fox hole. They had a fox hole dug between every pup tent. It was an Aussie pilot who crash landed his plane in the snow about 100 yards across the creek. Looking for pictures or stories from anyone who remembers him. Thanks.

Keywords:



Entry: 91195
Subject: ELMER D GARDNER

Tom Robertson wrote on May 17, 2015


City and State: OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I'm looking for any information on Elmer D Gardner Private, U.S. Army
48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division
Service #: 18317010
Date of Death: February 28, 1951
Status: Died while Prisoner of War

Keywords:



Entry: 91011
Subject: PFC JOHN THOMAS DILWORTH (JACK)

Mary Ann Cieszkowski wrote on April 20, 2015

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Jack was my cousin. I was only a baby when he lied about his age to enter the service. I was 1 1/2 when he was killed in action. My family always told me about him and how he wanted to serve his country because he loved it so much. His parents, my aunt and uncle, were devastated by his death, as can be expected. I just wanted people to know what a great person he was and how much he was missed by his family and friends. This is what they mean when people talk about freedom not being free. This is the sacrifice that is made to ensure our safety and continue to keep our country as great as it is. May those that have given the ultimate never be forgotten.

Keywords:



Entry: 90352
Subject: MSGT HOWARD C HOVEY

Larry Jackson wrote on January 7, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 17TH IR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who may have details concerning the actions of MSgt Howard C Hovey on 6 Jul 1953 on Pork Chop Hill. His daughter and I are working to have his DSC submitted for consideration for upgrade to the Medal of Honor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: MSgt Howard C Hovey, Pork Chop Hill, July 1953, Co A 1st Batt 17th IR 7 ID, DSC



Entry: 90284
Subject: 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT HISTORY

Edward Geer wrote on December 27, 2014


City and State: YUKON MO

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My name is Edward Geer and currently the 17th Infantry Regiment Association's History. I am trying to expand the historical records maintained by the Association in order to ensure it does not get lost and to share it with our active duty battalions and veterans of the Regiment.

I am seeking documents, maps, photographs, etc pertaining to the Regiment. They can be digital images. If any originals are sent I will scan them and return them back.

Keywords: WW2, Pork Chop Hil, Korean War, Korean DMZ, Vietnam, Buffalo



Entry: 90115
Subject:

Kurt Borowski SR. wrote on November 30, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State: RESCUE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was involved in the battle on old baldy as a 50cal machine Gunner I would like to hear from any one that served with me in company H

Keywords:



Entry: 89974
Subject: HENRY STUTTE, SGT. 1ST CLASS

Jeannine Farmer wrote on November 11, 2014


City and State: JEFFERSON CITY MO

Unit: COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 7TH REGIMENT, 1ST CALVAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was Henry Stutte. He was killed August 10, 1951 in North Korea. He was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division. I would like to hear from anyone that served with him or knew him. I do not know the name of the soldier that accompanied his body to Pacific, MO when he was returned 8 months later to the US but I would like to. If that soldier is alive I would like to hear from him. I would like to know if anyone has pictures of him and if there were pictures taken of where he was buried prior being returned to the US.

Keywords:



Entry: 89908
Subject: JOHN J. MURPHY, X CORP 17TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Steven Mettinger wrote on November 3, 2014


City and State: WEST PALM BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Steven Mettinger and my grandfather, John J. Murphy was in the X Corp 17th Infantry Regiment in Korea I think 1950-1951 or 1952 or 3 and I would like to hear about him from anyone that knew him or ever heard of him. I ust received the flag that he received for his service in Korea and was draped on his coffin when he passed away 12SEP1995. Please contact me at 561.703.0403

Keywords: John J. Murphy, X Corp, 17th Infantry Regiment, Philadelphia, East Falls, Murph



Entry: 89629
Subject: DALE SLOTH

John Whetzal III wrote on September 9, 2014


City and State: AUDUBON IA

Unit: COMPANY L, 17TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Request contact from anyone who has knowledge of the actions of PFC Dale N. Sloth, serving as a medic as a member of Company L, 17th Infantry, near Chup-a-ri Korea on 16 Sep 1951.

Keywords:



Entry: 89586
Subject: INFORMATION REGARDING RAYMOND KELLY

Daniel Kelly wrote on August 31, 2014


City and State: WATFORD CITY ND

Unit: 17TH REGIMEN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information regarding my father Raymond Kelly, who was injured and hospitalized in Korea. I believe he served as a medic. He received a Purple Heart.

Any information on how he was injured, what earned him the Purple Heart or general information about him would be appreciated.

He is deceased and I am his oldest son.

Thanks

Keywords:



Entry: 89561
Subject: MAJOR RONALD SPEIRS

Scott Crombie wrote on August 24, 2014


City and State: FLORENCE MA

Unit: 3RD BATTALION 17TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am interested in communicating with anyone who served with or knew my Uncle during his time with the 17th. He became the Battalion XO on 15 May 1951 and was promoted to Btn Commander on 7 Jul 1951.
I am also interested in communicating with anyone who served in the 3rd Btn during the period of 15 May 1951 to 7 Jul 1951.
Thank you very much.
Scott Crombie

Keywords:



Entry: 89041
Subject: FALLEN SOLDIER

Doug Essig wrote on May 28, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRIDGMAN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Sorry, I hope Im not cluttering up your website. I posted it thinking theres and edit foo. I didnt put what I would like to say about Mr Hamer.
He was a very kind, generous and caring person. Always in an upbeat positive mood. He was a very, very smart person even-more than he let show. He knew a lot about subjects most don't have a clue about. He was hard to stump. Losing his friendship is one of the hardest things Ive had to endure in a long time. He had some fun stories. He's one you want in your foxhole.

Keywords: 4383 Lake St



Entry: 89039
Subject: FALLEN SOLDIER

Doug Essig wrote on May 28, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRIDGMAN MI

Unit: KEYWORDS: COMPANY D, 17TH INF REG, 1ST BN, 7TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Robert Keith Hamer
Sawyer, MI originally from Chicago, Ill
Served with: company D, 17th inf Reg, 1st Bn, 7th division
Heavy machine gunner. Bob served on the northern most point of the US lines. He told stories of the Chinese having to make a choice either going down an open road or coming up his path with his 50 cal waiting. Every evening after chow and before he headed back to his position he would fill every pocket and grab every box of grenades he could carry.

This explains the kind of guy he was. At certain points of his position he could see for miles and during the day when nothing much was happening in his position. He would watch the battle on the other side of the mountain facing more south. Two Chinese were caught under a bridge one tried to make a run for it and got wounded. As his buddy tried to save his friend the rounds were flying all around him. Bob was yelling on the side of the mountain for the two to make it out alive.

Always up spirited, he hardly ever talked about the bad stuff he saw and made light of the stuff that was bad. Like the time he heard a rooster. He had duty in the forward op. He kept hearing a rooster cackle. Bob being the avid outdoors man. Couldn't resist looking for it. LMAO, he got on the roof of the outpost bunker with his binoculars. He said he wasn't even up there for more than 40 seconds or so....then incoming! They fired 3 rounds at his position. One landing right in front of the bunker knocking him through the roof and into the bunker covering him with sandbags. He didnt know if he was still alive but....laughing, all he could think about was the rooster while they uncovered the sandbags from him.

HEHE they gave him some R&R after that. While he was there 2 things happened:
1) He ran into a short term but very close friend. Gilbert Travis (a whole new story in itself), very neat one though.
2) They made an announcement that they needed a cook....Bob said his arm went up so fast it almost threw it out of socket.

He volunteered and was a cook the remainder of time. (Which again, is another story in itself).

One thing I would like to share is the experience he had with the VA.

First let me start off by saying this....If you or a loved one EVER served in the military and have been diagnosed with ALS. Make sure you take advantage of the benefits offered to you. ALS is an automatic 100%...this means they pay for your care. Theyre not as out in the open with it. They did a study after a congressman's son (or something like that) was diagnosed with ALS. They connected it to the military somehow. (I think its) if you ever served in the military theres a 65% chance over the general populace that you will have it.

The problem with Bob was he saw 5 doctors that would not commit. Then he went to an outside specialist. Still nothing. Then he went with a ticked off 3rd party. That got the ball rolling. I stayed out of his medical and financial things....he appointed people to do that. I was very upset to find out for the first year his medical treatment was a sleeping pill and aspirin. When he got transferred to hospice, I did range of motion exercises with him and it was so sad. It made me VERY angry they werent doing anything like that for him.

Keywords: 4383 Lake St



Entry: 88892
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT SERVED WITH MY DADDY

Christy Barry wrote on May 14, 2014


City and State: SAINT JOSEPH MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: my daddy jack Christopher was stations in fort Riely Kansas and went to Japan and N Korea and served. was trying to find people that had served with him and find out what infantry that he was in

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Entry: 88779
Subject: 17TH REG 7TH DIV C CO. 1ST PLATOON 1953 -53

Randy Peacock wrote on April 23, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with my dad George Peacock from Florida ..was in country Oct 52 as and out July 53. was in baldy, eerie, chops and triangle area. Was platoon leader and came out staff sergeant, he is still living in florida, send me email if you knew him. Thanks, Randy

Keywords: 17th
7th
Company C
1st platoon



Entry: 88722
Subject: DOUGLAS TARDO 7TH DIVISION, 17TH REGIMENT, EITHER 1ST OR 2ND BAT. BAKER COMPANY 1953

Denise Shuler wrote on April 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 7TH DIV; 17 REG; BAKER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers my father. We are looking for information to acquire his DD214 and metals he recieved. He has his Discharge Certificate but that's all. He resides in SC. I sent information to the NPRC but they never responded. He was their most of 1953. He recalls an ammunition dump they were guarding blew up. He was wounded field dressed and sent back up. He recalls being sent for R&R and while their he and the men that survived were told they would recieve The Bronze Star. If anyone can help me or know of anyone that can help me please contact me.

Keywords: Ammunition dump blowing up, Pork Chop Hill, Company B. Korea 1952-53



Entry: 88715
Subject: B TROOP 2/17TH CAVALRY

Larry Allen wrote on April 10, 2014


City and State: SANDWICH IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 88474
Subject: SERGEANT FIRST CLASS GRACEON WHITE

Jim McComb wrote on March 5, 2014


City and State: DOYLESTOWN PA

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, VIETNAM

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I am putting together a book on the Bucks County PA men who lost their lives in Korea. I would like to get information, of any kind, on Sergeant First Class Graceon White who was Killed In Action on July 10, 1952. When completed, the book will be given free of charge to any interested person. I am doing this solely to remember these guys. I have already published a similar book on the Bucks County men who lost their lives in Vietnam.

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Entry: 88472
Subject: CORPORAL THOMAS FRANK SOLOMETO

Jim McComb wrote on March 5, 2014


City and State: DOYLESTOWN PA

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, VIETNAM

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I am putting together a book on the Bucks County PA men who lost their lives in Korea. I would like to get information, of any kind, on Corporal Thomas Frank Solometo who was Killed In Action on July 3, 1952. When completed, the book will be given free of charge to any interested person. I am doing this solely to remember these guys. I have already published a similar book on the Bucks County men who lost their lives in Vietnam.

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