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Entry: 92713
Subject: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN KOREA

Linda Larkin wrote on February 15, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have seen a few posts about the poem TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS that was written pre-1953 Christmas. My daddy has a signed copy from his stay in Korea from 1950 to 1952 by AJB but we don't know his real name. We've seen several claiming to have written it but would like to know who AJB is (was.) Daddy lived in a tent but up in the caves above him this AJB fella was living. I cannot explain it any better than this but those of you were there know what I am trying to say. Daddy is gone now so I cannot ask him about this but momma found the poem this weekend. Daddy was: William (Bill) Gill and I believe he got to rank Sgt before he came back Stateside. Does anyone remember him? He was from North Carolina. This is how daddy's reads:

A KOREAN CHRISTMAS CAROL
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the tent
Was the odor of fuel oil (the stovepipe was bent).
The shoepacs were hung by the oil stove with care,
In hopes that they'd issue each man a new pair.
The weary GI's were sacked out in their beds,
And visions of sugar-babes danced through their heads,
When up on the ridgeline there rose such a clatter
(A Chinese machine gun had started to chatter)
I rushed to my rifle and threw back the bolt.
The rest of my tent-mates awoke with a jolt.
Outside, we could hear our platoon Sergeant Kelly,
A hard little man with a little pot belly.
Come Yancey, come Clancey, come Conners and Watson,
Up Miller, up Shiller, up Baker and Dodson!
We tumbled outside in a swirl of confusion,
So cold that each man could have used a transfusion.
Get up on that hilltop and silence that Red,
And don't you come back till you're sure that he's dead.
Then putting his thumb up in front of his nose,
Sergeant Kelly took leave of us shivering Joe's:
But we heard him say in a voice soft and light:
Merry Christmas to all-may you live through the night.
Author: initials AJB

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Entry: 90717
Subject: SFC WALTER ALLEN SCHULTZ

Owen McCafferty JR wrote on March 3, 2015


City and State: NORTH OLMSTED OH

Unit: COMPANY A 185TH ENGINEERS COMBAT BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any information that anyone might have regarding my Grandfather SFC Walter Allen Schultz. Pictures I have of him in the service before being deployed to Korea have his name on the back listed The Kid. I don't know much about him only that he was at Fort Briggs for sometime before Korea. He's originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He passed away in 1974.

Keywords: He was in Co A 185th Eng (c) Bn in Korea. He recieved the bronze star for bravery and United Nationals Sv Medal 1 o/s bar and Korean Sv Medal w/1 BCS. Allegedly his nickname in the service was The Kid.



Entry: 88907
Subject: 185TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION

Ray Lake wrote on May 17, 2014


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: 185TH ENGINEER ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: In response to entry 77850 and 67149.
My dad is Norm Lake. We tried calling the number on the first entry and it has been disconnected. We did respond to the second entry, for Floyd was trying to find another person to confirm that the rifle thrown in the fire really happened. I remember my dad telling me about this incident several times as I was growing up. Floyd did respond back with an e-mail thanking me to confirm that, but I never heard anymore from him so I don't know about him weather he is still alive.

Even though my dad is in a nursing home, his mind is still pretty sharp. I know there isn't many of you guys alive, but if you knew my dad, simply e-mail me or call (314) 832-8141 and leave a message and I will let him know. He has been on this site a few times reading some of the entries. He still lives in the St. Louis area. He would enjoy hearing from you...

Keywords: Lake,185th Engineering Combat Battalion,entry 77850,entry 67149,rifle thrown in fire



Entry: 88423
Subject: 185TH ENGR COMBAT -LABOR DAY 1951

Edwin Olin Gayle III wrote on March 1, 2014


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: 185TH ECB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Regarding Entry 67149: I was one of the soldiers standing next to the two men shot
that day. Would like to hear from anyone that knows if they recovered. Bill

Keywords: Bill Curtis-Fruitport MI
Charlie Shanklin-Carlisle KY
Central Korea
North of 38th parallel, Soy-yang Gang River



Entry: 88150
Subject: KOREAN WAR VET

Tom Hendrix wrote on January 17, 2014


City and State: COUNCE TN

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS, COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for friends in 2nd Platoon, 1952-53

Keywords: Enterkin, Jehanian, Artis or Arlis from WVa; constructing prisoner exchange building/camp at DMZ, Panmunjom,Freedom bridge



Entry: 87844
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON ROBERT KIDD

Jeremy Kidd wrote on November 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information about my paternal Grandfather, who I never knew and only have very few photos of. He was from Milwaukee Wisconsin and served in Korea in Company B of the 185th, though I don't know when. He has a marker at his grave that says, TEC 5 CO B 185 ENGINEERS. He was born in 1928 and died in 1967. If anyone sees this who has any information please concact me. Thank you!

Keywords: robert bob kidd



Entry: 86047
Subject: KOREA MAR 51-DEC 51

John L. Thompson wrote on April 24, 2013


City and State: ALAMOGORDO NM

Unit: CO B, 185TH ENG COMBAT BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Glad to correspond with anyone with knowledge of B Company 185th.
We built the Bailey at high mountain pass after blowing out the
roadway. Lost all my B/W pictures in a California flood.

Keywords: Arrived Pusan, (Busan) March 51. Rode train to Wonju. Moved
North to B company. Yangu bypass. Bailey Bridge on MSR North.
Ernie Lathow, Swikhart, Capt. Westbrook. Water Point!



Entry: 82099
Subject: B CO 1950-51

Robert Hardisty wrote on February 12, 2012


City and State: SOUTHLAKE TX

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION B COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with the 185th, Co. B in Korea from Dec 50 to
Dec 51. We had a helper in our tent named Tarzan, he
was about 11 years old at the time.
I would like to communicate with anybody who was in
Co B during that period of time.
Anybody have any information on any 185th reunions

Keywords: Lodue Bridge and the Inje Bypass



Entry: 82084
Subject: LOOKING FOR A COMPANY

Norman Brideau wrote on February 10, 2012


City and State: YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY

Unit: A COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers Thomas Duffy assigned
to A Company in Korea from September 1950 to September
1951. He was married at Fort Campbell, Kentucky August
1950 and shipped out to Japan and then Korea.
He would like to make contact with anyone who remembers
him. 02/10/2012

Keywords: A Company 185th Combat Engineers Battalion
09/01/1950 to 09/01/1951 Korea. His Army records were
lost according to the Army.



Entry: 78390
Subject: FROZEN CHOSEN VETS

Bob Rowney SR. wrote on March 30, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: SCHENECTADY NY

Unit: B CO. 185COMBAT ENGINERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for any members of b 185 combat engrs hg plt.arrived korea sept 1950 inchon ,yung dong po was at koto ri,hungnam ,pohang,wonju,inge rotated out from pusan apr.1951

Keywords: frozen chosen resevoir



Entry: 77850
Subject: STILL ALIVE, FEB. 2011

Raymond Farley wrote on February 13, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEXINGTON KY

Unit: HQ. CO. S3 SECTION, 185TH.ENGR. COMBAT BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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i was assigned to the 185th. engineer combat bn. jan. 3, 1951 and was assigned to the s3, operations section. my sgt. in charge was elwood e. dutton. when i started home that fall i caught food poisining from a sack lunch given to us as we boarded a ship in pusan fot the overnight trip to sasebo, japan. i had to go to an infirmary and my duffle bag was lost. in it i had all the info i had written down about the great guys that i had served with. i lost everything, addresses, etc. ray staub, phone # 585 223 3227 who lives in fairport, ny is the only person i have had contact with. he told me that he had been in touch with norm lake in st. louis, mo.



Entry: 76112
Subject: UNIT PATCH

Seth Neeley wrote on September 10, 2010


City and State: SEVERANCE CO

Unit: B 302D FSB 2INF

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My Great Uncle passed this week and I would like to put together a memorial for him. He Served with the 185th Combat Engineers in south Korea in 54 and 55. His name is Merlin Dammen. I am looking for a Unit Patch or a photgraph of the patch, so I can find one. Please let me know if you can help.

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Entry: 75080
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY DAD ( E.J WOODS)

Donald Woods wrote on June 15, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHRISTIANSBURG VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: im interested in meeting and or talking with friends of my dad (E.J Woods), he was in the 185 battalion, and was a master sargent, i would love to see if anyone remembers him, and has any pictures of him.
thank you.

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Entry: 74555
Subject: HELP VET FIND INFO

Arch Macpherson wrote on May 2, 2010


City and State: NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: helping vet find info on action that occurred in a rice paddy while on a patrol in 1952. cpl. loyd martinez a col. beaty and maj. gross were also present, exact location and date are sketchy any one who remembers please contact me at email. also any help as to what data base i can research for unit records after action an morning reports etc. would be helpful.
many thanks,
mac

Keywords: rice paddy action 1952 involving cpl. loyd martinez 185th eng cmbt bn korea



Entry: 72437
Subject: ANYONE WHO NEW MY DAD, RUFUS LAFOUNTAIN

Nancy LaFountain-Blow wrote on November 20, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for my Dad's Army Buddies. He died 07/08/1976.

Keywords: Korea 1950-1953



Entry: 70782
Subject: 'C' HUSBAND SERVED:: MUNSANI 1954-55

Sharon Lockemeyer wrote on July 2, 2009


City and State: PALMYRA NY

Unit: 185TH CHARLIE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 2nd Lt Robert Lockemeyer served in Korea 1954-55. Bob speaks of building 'chinaman' chute for gravel to feed into dump trucks. Using dynamite to blow hillside
His driver: Corporal Davis of Chicago
Story of possibly putting someone in the back of a mail truck and 'shipping' him to Seoul!
Houseboy Kim jay Ku (spell?)
If anyone remembers him or this timeframe please contact Bob. God bless you all and thank you for serving and keeping us free.

Keywords: Operation Big Switch,
Chinaman, Charlie Company
1954/55, Corporal Davis (driver)



Entry: 70601
Subject: I SERVED IN 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS CHARLIE CO. FROM JAN.1951 THRU OCT 1951

Herbert Ellis SR. wrote on June 18, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: CHARLIE CO. 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: SGT SGT. BLACKBURN HE TOOK A 17 YEAR OLD KID AND MADE ME INTO A MAN. THANKS SGT.



Entry: 70123
Subject: 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS CHARLIE CO. 1950-51

Herbert Ellis SR. wrote on May 10, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLLISTER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: charlie co. 2nd paltoon Sgt blackburn sqd.leader



Entry: 69385
Subject: LOOKING FOR KIM CHANG SOO

Floyd K. Crouse JR. wrote on March 5, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: NASHVILLE IN

Unit: 185TH ENGR COMBAT BN - H - S CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: As stated in another section, I was in H and S Co of the 185th Engineer Combat Bn from Labor Day, 1951 to the Spring of 1952 - about 9 months.

Kim Chang Soo was the house boy in our S-4 tent. He was just a joy to know; he was well mannered and happy to be in a warm place with food to sustain him. Also, there was an element of protection. In an environment where the pecking order was somewhat dictated by size, Kim, being the smallest, was on the receiving end of some meanness - from his own countrymen; Sgt. Crouse got that stopped whenever he was nearby.

Kim would air out our sleeping bags, clean the (dirt) floor, shine our shoes and wash our clothes in the nearby Soy Yang-gang River.

Kim said his father was a Korean Methodist missionary; he and an older brother would return home from time to time.

To this day, I miss this boy, now a middle aged man, I hope. I have been in the Big Brother-Big Sister program locally but feel that Kim was my first "little." We seemed to hit it off well.

Having tried to locate Kim through the Korean-American communities I have made contact with, without success, I seek any advice on how I might, once again, meet this wonderful person I knew for much too short a time. A deep-seated fear is that Kim might not even remember me.

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Entry: 68101
Subject: LOOKING FOR GABRIEL JUAREZ SAN.ANGELO TEX.

Ralph R. Jehanian SR. wrote on December 1, 2008


City and State: BROOMALL PA

Unit: 185 TH.COMBAT EGINEERS "C" COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Our PLT. Sargent was Sargent Humphies

Keywords: Punchbowl,Enji Pass Pamunjan,Dmz,Copany worked at operation big switch.{friends------Enterikan,Tom Hendrix,John Salvatore.



Entry: 67186
Subject: REVISE IMFO

Keith Hunt wrote on September 12, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOPE VALLEY SA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Like I say. I cant remember if I was in A or C company.
Our company moved across Freedom gate bridge and came under fire until the fighting stopped in July. We were in the middle of the 1st Marine Div
Drove a dump truck for a good part of the time.
Also was involved with constuction work at Panmunjon.
I remember one of our trucks hitting a landmine near a river bed.
We also were at Mun son ni for some time
Some times I would carry some of our men through the marine checkpoint to Seoul.

Keywords: 1953-154 Constuction at Prison of war camps DMZ



Entry: 67185
Subject: LOOKING FOR FREINDS

Keith Hunt wrote on September 12, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOPE VALLEY SA

Unit: 185 COMBAT ENGINEER BATALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I seemed to forget if it was a or c company i served with

Keywords: Panmunjon construction



Entry: 67149
Subject: SEARCHING FOR TWO GUYS SHOT BY ACCIDENT

Floyd K. Crouse JR. wrote on September 9, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: NASHVILLE IN

Unit: 185TH ENGR COMBAT BN - H - S CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I arrived at 185th Engr Combat Bn - H and S Co on Labor Day, 1951 and was there for 9 months. At that time, the unit was in Central Korea, North of the 38th parallel and on the Soy-yang Gang River; it had to have been somewhere near Wontong-ni.

One day some of us were at a nearby (thrown together) rifle range; we were wet and cold. I found a Russian rifle under some scrub and threw it on a fire we had built. The bolt had likely been buried; I thought the weapon was harmless - heat in the wood stock and all that. However, a live round was still in the chamber. It went off and the bullet went through the upper part of one guy's leg and lodged at the base of another guy's spine.

They were evac'd to a MASH unit toward Chunchon. I found out about the injuries and evac by asking at the orderly room the next morning.

The first guy probably recovered completely; however, how about the second guy? To say this still causes me some trouble is an understatement. Does anyone remember this incident? If so, pls contact me. If you are one of the two guys wounded, pls contact me.

Keywords: Bill Curtis - Fruitport MI
Charlie Shanklin - Carlisle KY



Entry: 67134
Subject: LOOKING FOR REGIMENTAL CRESTS 185TH COMBAT BATTALION, AND FRIENDS FROM 1954-1957

Robert Barrett wrote on September 8, 2008


City and State: HOLLYWOOD FL

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: would like to know where the unit is located at this time? any information would be helpful.

i am also looking for the 772 military police bn. unit its location at this time.

thank you


robert barrett

Keywords:



Entry: 65844
Subject: ARE THERE ANY OTHER SURVIVORS OUT THERE?

Warren (Don) Shedden wrote on May 31, 2008


City and State: KIMBERLY WI

Unit: H/SCO. 185TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Lost addresses etc ~ but do remember Cpl Sugget, who was replacement for my rotation. Also "Houseboy" Kim Enso. Played chess with Lt. Cissna. I was Co Clerk for H/S Co. C.O. was Capt. Cohagen. We were near Yong Dong Po. 1951-1952.



Entry: 65384
Subject: SFC HARRY 'SMOKE' SCHNEIDER'S SON

Samuel Lee Schneider wrote on April 24, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i love you guys, your sacrifice is what the red white and blue is all about. my dad was SFC harry schneider C Co. 185th engr.. I MISS HIM ALOT!!! he died 35yrs ago when i was 4. he wrote the koto-ri pocket prayer Dec. '53. i retired on 17 march '08 (dad's b'day) after 21 yrs(army and natl guard)my ceremony is this weekend 27 april. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!!

The lord is my shepherd, I shall not want Psalm 23:1

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

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Entry: 60784
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD'S FRIENDS

Shelley Gabrielson wrote on April 24, 2007


City and State: WESTBY WI

Unit: 185 ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad served in Korea in Feb. 1951 until Feb 1952. His name is William Pike and he was from Gouverneur NY. Any info on his buddies would be appreciated. Dad has pictures of some of his friends but doens't know how to contact anyone.

Keywords:



Entry: 60376
Subject: GEORGE WEIDEMANN

James Farley wrote on March 17, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information for my father Raymond B. Farley for some of the men he served with.

Thank you

Keywords: 185th combat engineers



Entry: 59448
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO AND FRIENDS OF FRED BELL

Marvin Bell wrote on January 2, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any one on info about my dads time in korea. His name is fred bell time in korea was 50/51.HE was with 185th combat engeneers.Has talk about yalu river and hamung.left army as sgt. was from wi.any info would great.He says he remembers the ones he served with but no names.If you have any info please email me thanks.

Keywords: yalu river;hamug



Entry: 58859
Subject: SEEK FRIENDS

Ralph R. Jehanian wrote on September 12, 2006


City and State: BROOMALL PA

Unit: 185TH.COMBAT ENGINEERS CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Our unit cleared mine fields and built the prison compounds foe operation big switch.

Keywords: Nick name Bear,
Friends,John Ferrulo,Bob Cookson,John Salvatore



Entry: 58769
Subject: ANYONE

Ralph R. Jehanian SR. wrote on September 6, 2006


City and State: BROOMALL PA

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENGRS.CO. 'C'

Service or Relationship: Coast Guard Veteran

Comments: Our unit helped clear mine fields and build the the prison compounds for "OPERATION BIG SWITCH".

Keywords: "Bear" George Mitchell,John Salvatore,



Entry: 58030
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES. C CO

Lewis Martin wrote on July 9, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: VISALIA CA

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENG. CO. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: We had a Korean boy that we adopted and he stayed with us fore some time, his name was "Moon" I have a picture of him standing with me. I also have pictures of other projects we worked on. I am 74 yrs. now but other than having parkinsons I am in pretty good health. If any of this rings a bell to you I would like to hear from you. I can be reached at my email address. Or my home address. Mart.

Keywords: My nick name was Mart and I did a lot of different jobs, But the best job was driver for the C.O. I think his name was Capt. Hinshaw. I dont remember any of my buddies names. I was with the unit from Jan. 1951 through Jan. 1952. I have pitures of my friends and diferant projects we worked on. Like the double Baily bridge over the Han river. We recieved the Pres. Unit Citation for that project. Named Gen. Larue Bridge.



Entry: 56635
Subject: 185TH ENGR CMBT BN/H/S CO 1951-52 UNDER X CORPS.

Warren (Don) Shedden wrote on April 11, 2006


City and State: KIMBERLY WI

Unit: 185TH ENGR CMBT BN/HQ CO- UNDER X CORPS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Kim en soo was houseboy.
Cpl Sugget was my replacement, for "Rotation".
Rotated to Island of Koje-Do POW camp under Gen Boatner. Attached to the 141st Military Police.

Lost personal address book and journals, and all connections.

Keywords:



Entry: 56634
Subject: WARREN DONALD SHEDDEN - 'DON' - LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S FRIENDS FROM KOREA

Ruth Micklitz (Shedden) wrote on April 11, 2006


City and State: APPLETON WI

Unit: 185TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION HQS-HEAD QUARTERS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father trained in Basic @ Ft Leonard Wood MO and went to ADG-Adjent General School also @ Ft Leonard Wood MO from approx July-Aug 1951.
Trained @ Camp Kilmer NJ for the Transportation Division on his way to Korea approx Aug 1951.
Was first w 185th Engineer Combat Battalion HQS in Yung Don Po Korea from approx Aug 1951 to sometime in 1952. He worked with a General Boatner at the prisoner base for Non-Comps and officiers of the North Korean's and Chinese. He recalls the barbedwire and clay balls they threw over the fence that cut the necks, arms and faces of the soldiers as they marched and how one time General Boatman had a new camp built to try to eliminate the "tools" the prisoner's made of anything they could get their hands on ... but even after having them strip to move to the new location they had managed to conceal their weapons somehow and were right back at it the same day after being moved.
Then was rotated off the Pennisula through 141st Military Police Detatchment on the Island of Koje Do in the Sea of Japan.
He has internet but soemtimes changes his email address's - we have the same one for years so I thought I would suprise him if anyone writes to me.

Thanks for serving your country and WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND GAVE UP TO DO SO!!!! : )

Keywords: Basic @ Ft Leonard Wood MO. from approx July-Aug 1951.

ADG-Adjent General School also @ Ft Leonard Wood MO from approx July-Aug 1951.

Trained @ Camp Kilmer NJ for the Transportation Division on his way to Korea approx Aug 1951.

Was first w 185th Engineer Combat Battalion HQS in Yung Don Po Korea from approx Aug 1951 to sometime in 1952.
He worked with a General Boatner at the prisoner camp for Non-Comps and officiers of the North Korean's and Chinese.

On his way home was rotated off the Pennisula through 141st Military Police Detatchment on the Island of Koje Do in the Sea of Japan.



Entry: 56632
Subject: 185TH ENGR CMBT BN/H/S CO 1851-52

Warren (Don) Shedden wrote on April 11, 2006


City and State: KIMBERLY WI

Unit: 185TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION/ H-S CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Haven't been able to find any info re: 185th 'till now.

Keywords: Lt. Cissna (chess player)
Cpl Sugget was my replacement when "rotated".



Entry: 55612
Subject: LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES 1953-55

Gregory Ricker wrote on February 7, 2006


City and State: PANDORA OH

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY -185 ENGR BN (C)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my dad,norman c. ricker passed away about 3 years ago.have some photos of his army buddies,but no info of who they are.if anyone can tell me anything about my dad,it would be appreciated very much.he served from feb.1953to feb.1955-most of that time with 185engr. bn of the 45th infantry div.

Keywords: co 185 engr combat bn 45th infantry div



Entry: 55553
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

Fred Gerdes wrote on February 4, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: WHITING NJ

Unit: 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS-H/S

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in the 185th in 1954-1955. Before water supply I did a lot of TDY building ammo dumps and helipads.

Keywords: Jake from NM,Rosario from PA, Goldsmith



Entry: 54740
Subject: KOREA 50'S CHRISTMAS POEM

William Carney SR. wrote on December 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: HQ -HQ CO 24 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Poem. Need balance of Korean era G I poem that starts with
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the tent the oder of fuel oil the stove pipe was bent.
When out on the ridge there arose such a clatter a Chinese machinegun had statted to chatter.

Need rest of poem it was printed in the Pacific edition of the Stars and Stripes would like to see the rest of the poem I once knew by heart. Thank You Bill Carney

Keywords:



Entry: 52664
Subject: PICTURES OF THE 185TH

Kit Boschken wrote on August 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is Dale Nodine and recently passed away. While going through his belongings, my siblings and I discovered some photos from the War. I am interested in talking with anyone who served with Dad. I can scan the photos and send copies if someone is interested in seeing them. Thank you all for serving our country.

Keywords: Names on pictures: Stauch, Memmolo, Denman, Firenze, Thompson, Cleland, Mason, Davis, Dickerson, Ault, Whitfield, Kitaro, Law, Hanwood, Lyon, Evans, Oxrieder, Hope, Adams, Caldwell, Johnson, Baker



Entry: 50224
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN A COMPANY 185TH FROM SEPT 50 TO NOV 51

Mert Jones wrote on April 17, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: DEEP RIVER CT

Unit: A CO. 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Also would like to know where Unit diary/record is, along with company flag are. Where is the unit today?
thanks for any help
Mert Jones
Deep River Ct

Keywords: Looking for anyone who served from Sept 50 to Nov 51. Was at Chosin, helped maintain runway,roads. Built General Ledue bridge. Served
with Platoon SGT Campbell Sadler.



Entry: 48065
Subject: RESPONSE TO CHARLES HAYLOCK

Anthony Capizzi wrote on January 10, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CENTENNIAL CO

Unit: A CO 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I remember well Maj. Peterson, Capt. Berger
and Lt. Popodich. Do you know if any of these
people are still around? Yes, we did build a
bridge 482 feet long with 24 inch I-beams. I
worked the night shift, 7PM to and AM. Was a
challange with the 1343rd Engrs. that we
could complete the job in 30 days. Shortly aft
er the bridge was completed, came the
monsoon rains (Aug 1952). When I arrived in
Korea, A Co was under the command of Capt.
Coffee, or Koffee. Upon his rotation his seat
was filled by Capt. Ed Frank. Have never
heard of anyone, to date, who knows anything
about A Company after August 1952. Would
be interested in learning more about unit and
personnel.

Keywords:



Entry: 45672
Subject: PERSONNEL, HEADQUARTER COMPANY

Charles Howard Haylock wrote on September 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BELLINGHAM WA

Unit: H/COMPANY, 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in the 185th Combat Engineers from September, 1951 to October, 1952. During this time Able Company constructed the PFC Roy E. Harrison Bridge in the record time of thirty days in August, 1952.

I was a personnel clerk, later bcoming Sgt/Major when Sgt Hagey was rotated home.

Anyone who served with me at this period will recall the infamous "grenade" thrown into the officers' mess and the resulting demotions for certain key non-com persons. As I recall, one of the most upset of the officers was a Captain Berger, Medical Officer, who was going for his forty-five when the LtCol told him to put it away.

I have no heroic stories to tell; those were earned by the men who served and died before our group of replacements had arrived. Rest in peace!

Charles Howard Haylock

Keywords: Major Pontiere, Captain Wiegand, Lt. Popodich, Lt. Rogers, Lt. Buck, Major Peterson, Lt. Nabers, Cpl Runyan, Cpl Skinner, Captain Barnett, Pfc Marino, Sgt Raymond Susynski, Sgt/Major Hagey, Sgt Jack Mason



Entry: 44743
Subject: HAVE COMPUTER / WILL CONTACT

Jack P. Richbell wrote on July 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELMHURST IL

Unit: HQ. CO. 185TH ENGR. C BN. S-2

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in 185th H and S Co. from 14 Feb 1952 to 01 May 1953 in S-2. Went on many recons with SFC Cleland, Cpl. Denman, Cpl. Nodine, Zombie [Korean interpreter] and several others that I do not remember their names. In the office were SFC Stough, Cpl Memelo, Sgt Firenze, PFC Hartsack, PFC Thompson, etc. Anyone else please contact me. Remember the floods in summer of 1952? We worked our butts off reconning bridges and mud slides. Our line companies did an excellent job keeping the MSR open. God Bless you all!

Keywords: Personal friends



Entry: 44593
Subject: INFO ON ADAM GROSS / SGT. FAUTS

Adam Gross wrote on July 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: GRANDPA'S UNIT - C COMPANY 185TH COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for info on my grandpa's service in Korea..Adam Gross..he was private-corporal who served in the motor pool..i think he was in c company...i'm also looking for feedback from anyone who knew a sgt. fauts ..thanks

Keywords: c company - 185th combat engineers - adam gross - sgt. fauts



Entry: 44141
Subject: LOKING FOR GARNETT 'WIN' WINGATE

Jane Wingate wrote on June 29, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information/tidbits from anyone who knew my dad. Thanks

Keywords: 185th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1343rd Engineer Combat Battalion~Korea



Entry: 44023
Subject:

Charles Miller wrote on June 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 185TH ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm wart's grandson.I'm wanting to find out information on him and what he did during the war.

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Entry: 44022
Subject: INFO ON WALTER (WART) J. MILLER

Charles Miller wrote on June 24, 2004


City and State:

Unit: 185TH ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 42232
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

Don Hewkin wrote on April 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 185TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION HQ CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to recieve email for future contact.

Keywords: Looking for Sergeant Meister from Midwest don't recall state he was from. LT. Rude company commander, LT. Burkhart (not positive on spelling)



Entry: 41697
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY FATHER (BOBBY SVAB)

Thomas Svab wrote on March 13, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm sending this on behalf of my dad Bobby Svab or "Swabby". I would like to hear from anyone that served with him in Korea from 1950-51 with the 185th.

Keywords:



Entry: 41598
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY FATHER

Michele Oehme wrote on March 8, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am searching for any information on my father. He never would speak about his life in the army. He passed away in 1997. I am trying to find out about his life during this 2 year period. I would appreciate any help or information anyone could give. I would like to talk to someone who served with him if that is possible.

Thank you

Keywords: David Oehme, Staff Sargeant
185th engineer C. B. Nato 301
Served 11/1950 to 8/1952






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