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Entry: 96255
Subject: FINDING WHAT MY GRANDFATHER DID IN KOREA

Stephanie Yoctorowic Brannan wrote on August 25, 2018


City and State: SPRINGVILLE AL

Unit: H&H BTRY 1ST FIELD ARTILLERY BN, FORT ORD, CALIFOR

Service or Relationship: Army (my grandfather's service)

Comments: I am trying to find information about my grandfather's (Edward Ben Yoctorowic) time in the Army, but specifically in Korea. He passed away three years ago and I missed my opportunity to ask him these questions, and of course he didn't speak of Korea much, if at all. I know several bits and pieces of information, but I'm trying to construct a timeline of his three years in the Army. From the research I have done, it sounds like all of his records would have been lost in the fire of 1973. I do know that had he not had his DD214, it would have been nearly impossible for him to have been able to get into the VA medical system a few years before he passed away. I am trying to figure out when he got to Korea, what he did when he was there or what units he may have been attached to, and possibly when he got to go home.

Information I gleaned from his DD214:

1. Entered the Army on 22 January 1951.
2. Regular Army Infantry
3. Effective date of separation 21 Jan 1954
4. Place of separation was Fort Ord, California
5. Most significant duty assignment was H&H Btry 1st FA Bn, Fort Ord, California.
6. Shell fragment wound to the forehead on 13 March 1952 in North Korea
7. No days lost under Sec 6a App 2b MCM 1951
8. Item 3: Pvt-2(P) 22 May 1951
9. Grade-rate-rank and date of appointment is Sgt(T) 8 July 1952
10. Medals included Purple heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat infantry badge, Korean Svc Medal w/3 bronze service stars, UN Svc Medal-National Def Svc Medal.
11. Foreign and/or Sea service 1 year and 4 days.

Things I have gleaned from his photos and rare occasions he spoke of the war.

1. He was on the "front lines" at some point

2. His commanding officer was in charge of separating different factions of Koreans within the POW camp at Pusan, Korea. He was assigned some type of duty as a guard . (I have more information about this, but unsure of putting it out there for public consumption) He mentioned at some point that some "politicians came to Korea and a big stink was made about the Korean POWs were not being separated correctly". I'm not sure if this had to do with separating civilians, Communists, Non-communists, etc?

3. He has photos of white phosphorous bombs exploding on hill 317 and Bread Loaf. I am not sure of the date these were taken.

4. I have photos of the Imjin River with "the Imjin River is to our rear. It is all ice in the picture"

5. I have photos of some of his friends. Photos include an African American soldier by the name of "Winston", a "Sec Sgt. Dennis, 20 years old", there is also a picture of "Dennis" standing in front of a building with two signs on it "1840" and "CoH", and finally two additional soldiers by the names of "Puckett and Notman". I will gladly share these photos if requested.

7. My grandfather spoke of basic training in Colorado, mentioned Pike's Peak and for some reason being there for a year. He also mentioned something about something in regards to an Honor guard and assisting with military funerals possibly. Again, looking for specifics.

8. He was able to come home a month early because "they needed to fill a boat (this could have been a plane, I am not sure) and there was too many soldiers with venereal disease that could not go home until their VD was cleared up." Apparently him NOT having VD bought him an early ticket home.

9. He spoke of fighting along side some Greek soldiers at some point during his time on the front lines. It bothered him to talk about this as he described the Greek Soldiers as very barbaric in their treatment of Koreans.

10. I know he was short (5'7) and I have a picture of him and three other men around a Browning water cooled machine gun. I read on another page that there was something specific about short men and something to do with the machine guns? Not sure what this has to do with anything, but maybe you do?

If you have any idea where he could have been or what unit(s) he may have been attached to, what is duty assignments were based on the information I have given, I would love to hear from you.
Thank you so much,
Stephanie Yoctorowic Brannan


Keywords: Hill 317, Bread Loaf, Puson Prison compound, H&H Btry 1st Field Artillery Bn, Fort Ord, California, Basic training in Colorado



Entry: 95323
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS AND OR FELLOW SOLDIERS

Angel Bauza wrote on February 10, 2018


City and State: FARMINGTOM MN

Unit: 1ST 17TH ARTILLERY HHQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just trying to connect with some of the soldiers and maybe even friends that served in Camp McIntire. During June of 1969 and August of 1970.

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Entry: 77038
Subject: NEED 70-71 YEARBOOK ST BARBARA KOREA

Faith Grasso wrote on December 4, 2010


City and State: FLAGLER BEACH FL

Unit: 97TH SIG BAT. MANNHEIM COLEMAN BARRACKS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: NEED A YEARBOOK FROM 70-71 CAMP ST. BARBARA HHB I CORPS, RANGE CONTROL PICS OF THIS TIME, ETC....RETIRED SFC ANTHONY NICHOLOFF IS LOOKING FOR ONE..WILL PAY..THANKS

Keywords: KOREA CAMP ST. BARBARA HHB I CORPS ARTILLERY



Entry: 69071
Subject: I CORP ART. HQ

Jill Riesenberg wrote on February 11, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Hello!

My father served in Korea at Camp Santa Barbara from 1959-1961, I Corps Arty HQ Gp. He was a dispatcher in the motor pool and is interested in connecting with some old friends by the name of Benjamin Giaquinto, Charles Poole and Leighton Longley. Please feel free to contact the site to get my email address.

He would love to hear from you,
Jill

Keywords: DMZ, Camp St. Barbara, 1959-1961, motor pool



Entry: 64172
Subject: 1ST BATTALLION 4TH FIELD ARTILLERY (GUNS OF THE DMZ) ON GUARD SIR!

Ronald Hearn wrote on February 5, 2008


City and State: OGDEN UT

Unit: 1ST BATTALION 4TH FA A BATTERY (UP GATE GUARD)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served In Korea As Sgt. In the 1st Battalion 4th Fa. and went back to the world in 1992 my Last Active duty tour, I am just giveing a shout out to all you other Korean Vets and feel free to Hollar at me or E-mail pics of The Ville And trying to get the names of the clubs in sonyu'ri I was A Up NCOIC So If you Left or entered Pelham in 1990 - 1992 We met so say Hello If ya wish. Just remember the Riots in 91 and I
Cherrish My GUNS OF THE DMZ Command Generals COIN and will till I Die, 1ST Battalion 4TH FA (On Guard Sir!)
GUNS OF THE DMZ..........I salute all of you who served in Korea With Or Before Me. We all Deserve A Medal! Some will Never Get The Ones Deserved You Would Have To Have Been There!!! To Know What I Mean Thanks!!! to You ALL.....(On Guard Sir!)

Keywords: 1st Battalion 4th Field Artillery(On Guard Sir!)
Guns Of The DMZ CAMP PELHAM (Sonyu'Ri')



Entry: 64171
Subject: 1ST BATTALLION 4TH FIELD ARTILLERY (GUNS OF THE DMZ) ON GUARD SIR!

Ronald Hearn wrote on February 5, 2008


City and State: OGDEN UT

Unit: 1ST BATTALION 4TH FA A BATTERY (UP GATE GUARD)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served In Korea As Sgt. In the 1st Battalion 4th Fa. and went back to the world in 1992 my Last Active duty tour, I am just giveing a shout out to all you other Korean Vets and feel free to Hollar at me or E-mail pics of The Ville And trying to get the names of the clubs in sonyu'ri I was A Up NCOIC So If you Left or entered Pelham in 1990 - 1992 We met so say Hello If ya wish. Just remember the Riots in 91 and I
Cherrish My GUNS OF THE DMZ Command Generals COIN and will till I Die, 1ST Battalion 4TH FA (On Guard Sir!)
GUND OF THE DMZ..........I salute all of you who served in Korea With Or Before Me. We all Deserve A Medal! Some will Never Get The Ones Deserved You Would Have To Have Been There!!! To Know What I Mean Thanks!!! to You ALL.....(On Guard Sir!)

Keywords: 1st Battalion 4th Field Artillery(On Guard Sir!)
Guns Of The DMZ CAMP PELHAM (Sonyu'Ri')



Entry: 44177
Subject: 34TH BRIGADE GERMANY

Elton Strother SR. wrote on July 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was anyone in the 34th Brigade? Stationed in Germany outside Manheim. Would like to hear from you.

Keywords: Nickname: Spider



Entry: 36619
Subject: LAURIE BAKER; MY DAD; KOREAN WAR VETERAN; DECEASED JUNE 1, 2003

Brian Baker wrote on August 31, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: HEADQUARTERS BATTERY, 7TH INFANTRY ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad was in Korea on 25 August 1951 through 26 April 1952. First a forward observer, then assigned to Heatquarters Battery, 7th Infantry Division Artillery. Was awarded the Bronze Service Star
Dad took lots of pictures. Unfortunately most have no associated comments. Do have several pictures of a Lt. Palmquist, if anyone interested.

Keywords: Laurie Baker, forward observer, Heatquarters Battery, 7th Infantry Division Artillery, Bronze Service Star, Lt. Palmquist






Entry: 31737
Subject: HQ AND HQ BTRY-- 1955-1956

Stanley Tompkins wrote on February 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HERNANDO FL

Unit: HQ BTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking-Pete Whiting-N.H.- Jim Silsby-Maine,
Anyone wishing to communicate.
Stan HQ btry 1955-56

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Entry: 22479
Subject:

Tony Winton wrote on January 21, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for records for Wiley Eugene Winton jr.

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Entry: 18601
Subject:

Bill Dunn wrote on August 10, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: GADSDEN AL

Unit: 201ST ARMORED FIELD ARTILLARY BATTALION 1950-52? I

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 12325
Subject: HQ AND HQ BAT 1951-52

Joseph L.R. Pinard wrote on October 13, 2000


City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit: HQS - HQS BTRY. 1951-1952

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: HQS and HQS BTRY. 1951-1952

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