212th Medical Detachment (52 Med Battalion )


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Entry: 78578
Subject: 212TH MED. DET. 123RD MEDICAL HOLDING COMPANY

Ryan Snyder wrote on April 12, 2011

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello everyone. My name is Ryan Snyder. I am currently in the hunt for any information regarding my grandfather SSG Robert S. Snyder of Schaefferstown PA. I have been hard pressed to find any info due to his unfortunate early death from colon cancer and an apparent lack of service records (reportedly due to their destruction in either a flood or fire). I am looking for info, campaigns info, dates, picture of you Medical Detachment in general, the 123rd Medical Holding Company specifically. What type of units were they, service honors, ect. Also if anyone is familiar with my grandfather that would be even better.
If you have any information please contact me. I would greatly appreciate any help in attempting to paint this picture of my grandfather and your units service in the Korean War.
Thanks Ryan Snyder

Keywords: 212th Medical Detachment, 123rd Holding Company, SSG Robert Snyder, Schaefferstown PA



Entry: 75067
Subject: 123RD MEDICAL HOLDING COMPANY

Melissa Bugay wrote on June 14, 2010


City and State: BELLEVUE NE

Unit: 123RD MEDICAL HOLDING COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Melvin Knaak, served at the 123rd Medical Holding Company from sometime in 1952 to April 1953. He was a clinical pyschology technician. He was originally from Plainview NE, he's now retired from teaching and lives in Lincoln NE. He is 81 years old. We just attended a memorial service yesterday at the SAC Museum near Mahoney State Park in Ashland NE. Does anyone remember him? I just started looking around for information on the Internet today. He never talks too much about his experiences in Korea.

Keywords: clinical pyschology technician, 123rd medical holding company



Entry: 72809
Subject: GARCIA (PAT) PATTON WITH THE 123RD MEDICAL H.C.

Gail Williamson wrote on December 17, 2009


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Unit: 123RD MEDICAL HOLDING COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Garcia (Pat) Patton is well and fishing in Florida. He's from Illinois and had worked at the State Hospital in Chicago before his service in Korea. If anyone remembers him, I'll pass the info along. He said he'd really like to find out what everyone's doing.

Keywords: Garcia Patton, 123rd medical holding company, 212 medical detachment



Entry: 67344
Subject: 212TH PSYCHIATRIC DETACHMENT 1952-1953

Raymond Johnson wrote on September 27, 2008

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City and State: CITRUS HEIGHTS CA

Unit: 212TH PSYCHIATRIC DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with the group of 11 Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Psychiatric Social Workers that formed and developed the original (experimental) 212th Psychiatric Detachment on the site of an old prison (Itaiwan near Seoul Korea)during early 1952.

We were supported by The 123rd Medical Holding Company which did an outstanding job of providing all of the various types of support that was needed to accomplish our mission...(To shorten the return to duty time, when possible, of pshyciatric casualties of the war).

I served as the Chief Psychiatric Social Work Technician with the 212th from early 1952 until early 1953 when David Wilson (our Chief Psychiatrist), and I were transferred to The Army hospital at Camp Hakata Japan where I served for about a year as part of The Neuropsychiatric Team,before returning home to The USA.

I am 80 years old now and highly value my memories of those years.

So far, I have made contact with Murray Pescow with whom I served in The 212th, and Bill Edmonston who was with The 212th about a year after I left.

It would be nice to develop a roster of those of us that were in the 212th and 123rd during those years.
Perhaps we could work out some sort of occasional email newsletter that might be of interest to us.

Keywords: 212th Psychiatric Detachment, 123rd Medical Holding Company, Murray Pescow, Carl Liebert, Dave Wilson, Capt Easterling, Tony Gradel



Entry: 64375
Subject: 212TH MED. DETACH. 123 MED HOLD CO

William Edmonston JR. wrote on February 19, 2008

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Unit: 212TH MED DETACH, 123 MED. HOLD. CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in the 212th (and the 123rd) from August'53 'til May '54, first as a Psychiatric Social Worker, then as CO of the Patient's Detachment, 123 Med. Hold. Co. (then for a month before rotation as TI and E Officer at 52nd Med Bat. HQ) We were located in tents just outside Seoul in a National Forest area.
I see Bernie Lifson has died. Are any of the rest of you still with us? (Art Reinitz, George Weinland, Dick Magraw, Doug Cartwright, Murray Pescow, Frank Stenger, Ken Esterbrook, John Cathy, Lyle Fritze, Jack Kerr, Seymour Berman) E-mail me, if any of you see this.

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Entry: 62966
Subject: ANYONE SERVE WITH EVERETT CLINGAN?

Tom Clingan wrote on November 12, 2007


City and State: IA

Unit: 52ND MEDICAL BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was Everett Clingan. He served in the 52nd Medical Battalion from March '53 until Feb '55. His nickname was "Klunk". He was from Ollie, Iowa. I am trying to make contact with anyone who might have known him. Thanks for any help you might offer.

Keywords: 52nd Medical Battalion
Iowa
Ollie



Entry: 17848
Subject: THE 212TH

Len (Leonard) Janofsky wrote on July 8, 2001

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City and State: CLEVELAND GA

Unit: 212TH MEDICAL DETACHMENT (PSYCHIATRIC)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was in the 212th from Jan. '53 to Dec '53
Served as a clinical psychology technician. Participated in operations "Little" and "Big Switch". Learned to speak enough Korean to communicate pretty well. Had a civilian Korean friend (a former POW during WWII and interned in Hawaii) who, on my last day there asked me where I was going. I said "Home". He said that I would not be home long, that I'd be going to Indo-China (Viet Nam). The Communists said that we were a "paper tiger" because we would not fight an extended war--the evidence being our failure to retake N. Korea. They were saying that they were going to suck us into Indo-China to fight a 10 year war. They said we would not last it out and it would showthe world just how weak we were.

Keywords: T. J. Rallis, Bob Merrick, Bernard Lifson



Entry: 5177
Subject: JUNE 52 - AUG 53

Murray Pescow wrote on November 21, 1999

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City and State: LEDGEWOOD NJ

Unit: 212TH MEDICAL DETACHMENT(PSYCHIATRIC)/123RD. MEDIC

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in the 212th from June 1 1952 until seperation in July/August 1953. We were located in Itaewon most of the time until our last move to Chungyungni a couple of months before the truce was signed. We were a part of the 52nd Medical Battalion,E.U.S.A.K.. Prior to that time, I served in the 22nd. Evac. Hospital from march to June 1,1952.There were several R.O.K. medical officers assigned to the 212th and worked with us.

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