180th Infantry Regiment Medical Company










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Entry: 77394
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD

Dorothy Carr wrote on January 9, 2011


City and State: ADAIR OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello I am looking for my Dad he was a medic I do not no what unit or what service he was in his name was Ivor Anderson or Anderson He went by the name Ike I have his picture on my facebook page but that is about all I know Him and my mother meet in 1960 at Gig Harbor Washington That all I know oh he had 2 children before me with his ex wife

Keywords: Medic Ike Andersen



Entry: 76538
Subject: SEARCHING FOR THE UNITS I WAS ASSIGNED TO

Elizabeth Galos wrote on October 27, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: REDDING CA

Unit: MED CO 279TH INF REG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a medic and never with the same group for over 31 days. I was "Dispatched". If anyone can remember me, I sure would like to hear from you. I am filing a claim through the Shasta County Veterans Service Office. She has been kind enough to send this for me.
I was assigned to a M.A.S.H. Unit that moved as well. we would often have to ask where they were.

Keywords: Thomas Eugene Fore "Doc" looking for information on the units I was assigned to - over the 38th parallel. I was even assigned to a Marine unit, they gave me a terrible time until they found I was a medic.



Entry: 68022
Subject: I NEVER MET HIM

Kalley Haley wrote on November 25, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i want to find out more about my grandfather i have never met ...he died befor i was born. i would like any photos or memories had with my uncle doyal edward haley



-thanks his loving grandaughter

Keywords: korean war 1980s



Entry: 54848
Subject: 180TH MEDICAL COMPANY

Patrick Sbarra SR. wrote on December 26, 2005


City and State: CAPEMAY POINT NJ

Unit: 180TH INF, REG. MEDICAL COMPANY ATTACHED TO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: FORMER S/SGT. PATRICK "KING" SBARRA WAS A COMBAT MEDIC FROM THE 180TH MEDICAL CO AND ATTACHED TO "G" CO., 2ND BTN. DRAFTED IN OCT., 1950. RECEIVED ADVANCED COMBAT MEDICAL TRAINNG AT BROOKE MEDICAL SCHOOL AT FT HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, TX. SAILED ACROSS THE PACIFIC TO HOKKAIDO, JAPAN IN THE EARLY SPRING OF 2001. RECEIVED AMPHIBIOUS LANDING TRAINING, GLIDER TRAINING AND AIRBORNE RANGER TRAINING WHILE THERE. SAILED TO SEOUL, KOREA THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1951 AND TRUCKED TO THE FRONT LINES TO REPLACE THE 1ST CAVALRY DIV. IN THE CHORWON VALLEY AREA. FOUGHT ON HILLS POKAI, 200, 255 (LATER CALLED "OLD BALDY), MANY NIGHT PATROLS TO VARIOUS ENEMY POSITIONS: "WHITE HORSE?" AND OTHERS. I WAS IN THE MAJOR BATTLE OF T-BONE HILL THAT BEGAN ON JUNE 12, 1952 AND LASTED WEEKS. "G" COMPANY HAD MANY CASUALTIES, ALL OFICERS AND SENIOR NON-COMS WERE EITHER KILLED OR WOUNDED.
IN THE BTN SIZED ASSAULT THERE WERE OVER 500 CASUALATIES KIA OR WIA. I HAD BROGHT BACK ONE WIA AS SOON AS WE TURNED INTO THE VALLEY, MANY TANKS WERE KNOCKED OUT. I ASKED FOR A SQUAD OF LITTER BEARERS AS I KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE A LOT OF CASUALTIES IN THIS BATTLE. LOGISTIC OFFICER LT. MACKEY ADVISED HE WOULD PROVIDE A SQUAD OF L.B. IF I WOULD LEAD A SQUAD OF AMMO BEARERS OUT TO HILL ERIE ON THE T-BONE FINGER LEADING DIRECTLY UP TO THE CHINESE FRONT LINE WHERE "E" CO WAS BEING COUNTER-ATTACKED AND RUNNING OUT OF AMMUNITION. I AGREED TO VOLUNTEER AND LED THE SQUAD OUT ONTO THE VALLEY FLOOR AND STARTED TOWARDS THE T-BONE HILL COMPLEX. ARTILLERY AND MORTAR FIRE FOLLOWED US THE ENTIRE DISTANCE. I WAS FIRST WOUNDED BY WHITE PHOSPHOROUS SHELL EXPLOSIONS ON MY LEFT ARM AND ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER BY MORTAR FRAGMENTS IN THE FRONT OF BOTH LEGS. FINALLY ARRIVED ON HILL ERIE AND E CO HAD ABANDONED THE HILL DUE TO INTENSE ENEMY ARTILLERY AND MORTAR FIRE AND TOOK THEIR DEAD AND WOUNDED WITH THEM. "G" CO HAD REACHED THE SADDLE BETWEEN HILL ERIE AND HILL 191 FURTHER UP THE FINGER THAT CONNECTED THE TWO HILLS BY A COMMUNICATION TRENCH. WHEN I REACHED THE TOP OF HILL ERIE, THERE WERE THREE SOLDIERS FROM E CO LEAVING THE TOP OF HILL ERIE AND WITHDRAWING FROM THE HILL. AT THE SAME TIME I SAW A PLATOON OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS CHARGING TOWARDS THE WESTERN SIDE OF HILL EIRE. AN ENEMY PROPELLER DRIVEN PLANE WAS DROPING A STRING OF NAPALM BOMBS UPON THEM AND THERE WERE MANY WHO WERE ON FIRE LYING ON THE GROUND, STANDING AND RUNNING. THE PLANE WAS APPROACHING HILL ERIE AND RIGHT OVER MY POSITION. I AIMED AND FIRED MY CARBINE AT THE THE PLANE AS IT FLEW OVER MY HEAD. THE PLANE WAS SO CLOSE THAT I COULD ACTUALLY SEE THE PILOT EYE TO EYE. I PLACED ANOTHER BANANA CLIP INTO MY CARBINE AND KEPT FIRING AS THE PILOT TURNED THE PLANE TO MAKE ANOTHER RUN ON THE FRIENDLY PLATOON. I COULD SEE THE BULLETS STRIKING THE FUSELAGE AND WINGS OF THE PLANE. THE PILOT VEERED OFF HIS ATTACK APPROACH AND FLEW IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION BACK OVER NORTH KOREA, THUS SAVING THE SOLDIERS FROM A MORE DEADLY ATTACK. AFTER THIS WAS OVER, I FOUND A WOUNDED "G" CO SOLDIER ON TOP OF THE HILL WITH A CHEST SUCKING WOUND. I TREATED THE WOUND, APPLIED 100 CC OF ALBUMEN TO REPLACE LOST BLOOD AND HAD THE THREE SOLDIERS HELP ME TO CARRY THE SOLDER BACK TO OUR LINES. THE LITTER/AMMO SQUAD HAD BEEN DIRECTED TO PLACE THE AMMO AROUND THE TOP OF THE HILL AND LOOK FOR ANY OTHER DEAD OR WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND CARRY THEM BACK TO OUR FRONT LINES.
AS SOON AS WE GOT OUT INTO THE OPEN, THE CHINESE ENEMY ARTILLERY AND MORTAR CAME DOWN UPON US. ONE SHELL LANDED SO CLOSE THAT THE WIA WAS BLOWN OUT OF THE LITTER. WE WERE IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRITORY AND THE WIA BEGAN ROLLING DOWN THE HILL, TUMBLEING OVER AND OVER. I RAN DOWN AFTER THE WIA WHILE ARTILLERY AND MORTAR SHELLS WERE EXPLODING ALL AROUND US. UPON REACHINE THE ROLLING WIA, I THREW MY BODY OVER THE WIA TO STOP HIM FROM ROLLING AND TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE EXPLODING SHEELS. I HAD THE THE SOLDIERS HELP ME TO PLACE THE WIA BACK ON THE LITER AND WE CONTINUED TOWARDS THE SAFETY OF OUR FRONT LINES. ENEMY SHELLS FOLLOWED US THE ENTIRE WAY AND AFTER TWO MORE HOURS IN 110 F. DEGREES, WE FINALLY REACHED OUR LINES.

ANOTHER COMBAT MEDIC FRON THE 189TH MEDICAL CO WHO WAS ALSO ATTACHED TO "G" CO WAS WITH OTHER "G" CO PLATOONS ATTACKING HILL 191 JUST UP FROM ERIE. HE WAS RUNNING ALL OVER THE HILL TREATING WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND WAS WOUNDED THREE TIMES UNTIL HE FINALLY WAS NOT ABLE TO MOVE ANY LONGER AND WAS CARRIED TO THE REAR BY LITTER BEARERS. HIS NAME WAS EITHER EGGELSTON OR THURBER WITH RED HAIR. WHEN I WS TOLD OF HIS HEROIC EFFORTS BY THE SURVIVORS OF "G" CO, I PLACED HIS NAME IN FOR THE SILVER STAR. WHEN WE ALL STRANGLED BACK THAT EVENING TO THE POINT OF DEPARTURE, ONLY 18 SOLDIERS OF TEH 2ND PLATOON MADE IT BACK. ON FRIDAY, G CO REGROUPED AND THE NEXT DAY G DO WAS BACK UP ON THE T-BONE HILL IN A DEFENSIVE POSITION, HOLDING THE HILL FROM ENEMY FORCES.
WHEN "G" COMPANY WAS FINALLY RELIEVED, WE WERE PULLLED OFF OF THE LINE AND MOVED TO ANOTHER POSITION ON THE FRONT LINE. WE WERE IN VARIOUS DEFENSIVE POSITIONS AND ON MANY NIGHT PARTOLS DURING JULY AND AUGUST AND IN SEPTEMBER I WAS SENT HOME FULLFILLING MY TWO YEARS. FROM SEPTEMBER OF 1952 TO JULY OF 1953, I PRAYED FOR THE LIVES OF OUR SOLDIERS IN KOREA EVERY NIGHT AND VISITED THE FUNERALS OF SOLDIERS WHO WERE IN THE 45TH DIV WHO WERE FROM THE NEW YORK CITY AREA.
THE 180TH INF. REG. OF THE 45TH INF. DIV. HAD BEEN MOVED FROM THE CHORWON VALLEY SECTOR (THE CENTER OF THE ENTIRE FRONT LINE AND THE MAIN VALLEY WHERE THE CHINESE COULD RUN THROUGH WITH THEIR TANKS ON THE WAY TO SEOUL, AND MOVED TO THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE FRONT LINE IN NORTH KOREA, IN THE VICINITY OF CHRISTMAS HILL-AND QUEEN HILL WHERE THE CHINESE WERE ON A MOUNTAIN 4,000 FEET HIGH LOOKING DOWN AT THE AREA WHERE "G" CO AND "F" CO ENTRENCHED ON A POSITION OF ONLY 200 TO 300 FEET. SOME OF THE GREATEST ENEMY ATTACKS OF THE WAR, ON THE 180TH INF REG AND "G" CO TOOK PLACE WITH MANY AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED AND WOUNDED.
THE CEASE FIRE TOOK PLACE IN JULY OF 1953 AND IN 1954 THE 45TH INF DIV CAME HOME THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL TO NEW YORK CITY AND HAD A GREAT WELCOME BY THE PEOPLE OF N.Y. AND THE USA WITH A TICKER TAPE PARADE UP 5TH AVENUE. I PRESENTLY BELONG TO THE 45TH INF. ASSOCATION WHO HAS THEIR ANNUAL REUNION IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. "G" CO AND MANY OTHER COMPANIES AS WELL AS THE 179TH AND 279TH HAVE THER RENIONS THERE IN CONJUCTION WITH THE 45TH INF. DIVISIONAL REUNION.
CALL THE 45TH INF. ASSOCIATION IN OKLAHOMA FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS. IF YOU WERE A MEMBER OF "G" CO, 180TH INF REG., VISIT OUR BREAKFAST MEETING AND REUNION AT THE BILTMORE HOTEL THAT IS HELD ON FRIDAY MORNING AT 7 AM IN A BANQUEST HALL JUST OFF OF THE MAIN LOBBY.



Entry: 52618
Subject: JOE KEAMS BEGAY

Judy Begay wrote on August 14, 2005


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father was Joe Keams Begay. He passed away 2 years ago. My family is trying to find more about his time in Korea. I am going to get married in November and would like to have more information on my father to present to my family and guest.
Thank You for your assistance.
Judy Begay

Keywords: joe keams begay 45th korea



Entry: 48610
Subject: MY BROTHER ALREADY POSTED

Timothy Smolinski SR. wrote on February 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MELBOURNE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Raymond Smolinski was my godfather. I was born in 1953 (feb) and I understand Ray died in July 1953. Never got to know him, but my mom ALWAYS spoke highly of him! Can anyone add to this?

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Entry: 48452
Subject: PHOTO OF MY UNCLE NEEDED

Raymond Smolinski wrote on January 28, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 43164
Subject: DURATION OF HOSPITAL STAY

Thomas J. (Tom) Coyne JR. wrote on May 20, 2004


City and State: AKRON OH

Unit: LOVE COMPANY, 180TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: On or about June 3, 1953, shortly after the June 1, 1953 onslaught by the Chinese at Sandbag Castly, I was loaded into a truck for removal from the front lines as we were being replaced by the 179th Infantry Regiment. The truck was full, I was sitting in the very last seat on the right as one views the truck from the rear, the rain was moonsoon, we were hit by incoming mortar or the driver simply slid off the muddy roads - I never knew which, we went over a 50-75 foot cliff, I survived, was taken to a hospital, remained there for I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG. A friend of mine, Vic Busick, from home (Wheeling, West Virginia) came for me in a 'borrowed' jeep, got me out of the hospital. When Vic and I left the hospital, the ground was solid as a rock, the mud was gone; thus, I must have been in there more than overnight, more than a few days. CAN ANYONE OUT THERE, ANYWHERE, PLEASE TELL ME HOW LONG I WAS IN THAT HOSPITAL? PLEASE!?!?

Keywords: Sandbag Castle



Entry: 40370
Subject:

Chris Lopez wrote on January 28, 2004


City and State: ARANSAS PASS TX

Unit: 180TH INFANTRY CO.C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: very proud family member

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Entry: 40369
Subject: SEEKING INFO ON 180TH INFANTRY CO C DURING KROEAN WAR DURING FROM 1952 THRU 1954

Chris Lopez wrote on January 28, 2004


City and State: ARANSAS PASS TX

Unit: 180TH INFANTRY CO.C

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: very proud faimly member

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Entry: 38485
Subject: I WAS A MEDIC

Millard Horn wrote on November 18, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: TAZEWELL VA

Unit: 180TH 45TH DIV. KING CO THUNDERBIRD DIVISON I WAS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: i in search of someone that remember me in those days email me at my daughter email adress rosebud11366@hotmail.com

Keywords: they all knew me as doc horn that was the nick name they all gave me i remember all the hill's in korea task out to the 38th paraelle



Entry: 37344
Subject: SEEKING RELATIVE-GENEOLOGY PURPOSES

Michael Maholias wrote on October 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENDALE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: For geneology purposes seeking out a relative that was listed in your site,in 1st Battalion, 'C' company covering the period Sept 1950--Dec. l951
Most names listed included street address , and name of city and state. This was the only soldier in that Co' that did not include those particulars.
Would sincerely appreciate any help you can offer that would help track down the individual or family. His name was shown as
Pvt. Roy J.Maholias,
DS to ZI


Thanking you in advance.

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Entry: 37254
Subject: FAMILY INQUIRY/ GENEOLOGY

Michael Maholias wrote on September 29, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENDALE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Seeking info on a ROY J.MAHOLIAS,(DS to ZI) who is listed in the 180th Infantry Roster as transcribed in the Thuhderbird Review on the internet

First Battalion Hdqtrs and Hdqtrs Co.
Company 'C'
Would appreciate any and all known info regarding his where-abouts , address, etc etc
You can call collect 414-421-5944 ask for Michael Maholias

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Entry: 34656
Subject:

Susi Bilger wrote on June 5, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: were would i look to find the person who brought the belongings of my uncle home when he was kia?

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Entry: 33138
Subject: COMMUNICATE WITH FORMER MEDICS 180TH

Billy Johnson wrote on March 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. SMITH AR

Unit: 180TH 2ND BATTALION MEDICAL CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 11712
Subject: FINDING INFORMATION

John Blough wrote on September 13, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WA

Unit: 180TH AVATION BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD LIKE TOO FIND OUT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS BATTION, RENIONS ECT. PLEASE SEND, THANKS

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