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    Entry: 95448
    Subject: FRED J. SNYDER G CO RIP

    NICOLE BLOOD wrote on April 6, 2018


    City and State: MOLINE IL

    Unit: GEORGE COMPANY, 21ST REGIMENT, AND 24TH INFANTRY D

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: My great grandfather passed away one week ago today. He was very quiet about the
    time he served, and we never probed him for information because it was hard for
    him to talk about. His name is Fred J. Snyder from Milan IL. He served from 1950-
    1953. He spent 8 month in hospitals in Japan because he was injured and almost
    didn't make it. Back in 2009 he spoke with a reporter due to him being denied
    benefits due to his records being lost in the fire in St. Louis back in 1973.
    Below is some information from what he gave the reporter. If you have any
    information please let me know. My family and I want more information and for it
    to be made official that his time he served was valid, despite him having a
    purple heart, it's not being recognized.

    Fred Snyder was in George Company, 21st Regiment, and 24th Infantry Division on
    the west side of the Chosin Reservoir. The ridge there was a line of hills, he
    said. There wasn't much air support because we didn't want to destroy the
    reservoir. The United Nation troops forced to withdraw, went south and then
    pushed north again.

    There was one battle after another that spring, no let up. We were all over the
    peninsula from one side to other spearheading for other units.We would take a
    position until another unit took it over. We worked up north from Seoul to
    Pyongyang. We were in a fire fight every day for six months.

    In the summer of 1951 the major Chinese southward advance was stopped and they
    were driven northward to the Chorwon-Kumhwa area. We got to Kumhwa and the Iron
    Triangle, said Snyder.

    There the MLR (Main Line of Resistance) was more or less stabilized and
    characterized by battles of outposts such as Old Baldy. Snyder's group reached
    Old Baldy in July. It was bald of vegetation from airplane strikes. The Chinese
    buried themselves there 15 or 20 feet in the ground so the airplane strikes
    didn't bother them.

    On July 3-4 the enemy counter attacked us in waves, he said. We didn't have ammo
    so we bugged off the hill and left. There were 50 guys in the platoon when we
    gave up the hill, only 13 were left. We had Browning Automatic Rifles (BAR).
    Someone carried ammo for you. I didn't have one at first. When I got one, he was
    wounded within four hours. The ammo bearers were only 17 or 18 years old. I was
    20 years old, said Snyder.

    I rarely had a shower and had only one change of clothes. The C-rations were not
    sufficient. We sometimes went a week at a time without C-rations. We weren't
    thinking about our stomachs, we were thinking about living. he said.

    The temperature in the summer was hot with a lot of rain. There was no sick call.
    A platoon only had one medic and two stretcher bearers. Two Korean boys tried to
    carry Snyder off a hill, when he was wounded, while the Chinese were dropping
    mortar.

    When I took some shrapnel the boys dropped me and left. I crawled to a half track
    vehicle that was an improvised ambulance. A medic put bandages on me. A MASH unit
    gave me two morphine shots. The rest of the platoon was taking casualties. A
    lieutenant and I then went under fire to pull out Sgt. Gillette. When the
    morphine wore off, Snyder realized he was badly wounded and that he had been
    pulling a dead body.

    Snyder spent eight months in several hospitals; some were MASH units, including
    two in Japan. He was never paid for the time in the hospital or his military
    service. He thinks the mail clerk kept his pay. He was discharged in November,
    1953. He got a purple heart in the mail after discharge but his war records
    burned in a fire at the National Personnel Records in St. Louis. His separation
    papers don't show he was ever in Korea.

    He is unable to apply for disability without proving he was in Korea. He has
    tried for 40 years to locate men from his George Ground Fighters company to
    validate that he was in Korea during the war. He believes most are dead. He left
    Moline for the war with Ivan Stevens, Moline, Fox Company and Dave Strode,
    Bushnell. If he could find them it would help. He contacted former U.S. Rep. Lane
    Evans, but he was unable to help. He said he contacted Rep. Phil Hare but so far
    he hasn't received any help.

    Keywords: Fred Snyder, George ground fighting company, dave stode, old baldy, kumhwa, 21st
    regiment, 24th infantry division, West side chosin reservoir



    Entry: 95367
    Subject: LOOKING FOR VETERAN THAT MY DAD SERVICE WITH

    ELMER HERBERT FANN SENIOR wrote on February 24, 2018


    City and State: CLIO MI

    Unit: COMPANY H 21 ST INFANTRY

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: My dad Elmer herb Fann
    Was in the Korea war 1951 -1950.
    Company h 21 Infantry. Heavy machine gun. There is a story about him online. He had a
    friend named Robert brown thinks he lives or lived in New York. One story about Robert
    brown is that he didntblike onions sonif the food had it in it he gave it to him .



    My name sandy stokes daughter

    Keywords:



    Entry: 95207
    Subject: 21ST INFANTRY REGIMENT

    BARTLOMIEJ SZCZEPANSKI wrote on December 27, 2017


    City and State:

    Unit: FAMILY MEMBER

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for some information about my cousin Corporal Szczepanski who was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Chochiwon, South Korea on July 11, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the Tiger Death March, and was executed by a North Korean guard on November 4, 1950 during the march from Manpo to Chunggang-jin.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 94688
    Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION

    DAVID HUGHES wrote on June 10, 2017


    City and State: COTTAGE GROVE OR

    Unit: L CO, 21ST REG, 24TH DIV

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Respectfully seeking information about my uncle, Pvt Elzie F Hughes from Mena, Arkansas. He was KIA in Korea on July 11, 1950. There were a lot of men lost in a short period of time, and not much is known by his family.

    My dad Elvie Hughes was Elzie's twin and had trouble with his loss right up until he passed away a few years back. I helped him try to find out more about what happened, but never had a lot of success. Hoping to hear from some survivors of the war from his unit.

    Thank you so much for your help, and especially for your service to our country.

    Keywords: Nickname of Rusty. Battle of Choch'iwon. Battle of Chonui. Hill # 1157. Camp Wood. Love Company, 21st Regiment, 24th Division.



    Entry: 94274
    Subject: TASK FORCE SMITH LINKS

    T FAZZINI wrote on February 3, 2017


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: OTHER

    Comments: PDF file
    www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA381834

    Keywords: task force smith



    Entry: 94272
    Subject: TASK FORCE SMITH LINKS

    T FAZZINI wrote on February 3, 2017


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: OTHER

    Comments: https://archive.org/stream/KoreanWarAfterAction/Task%20Force%20Smith%20as%20Leaders
    hip%20Failure,%20Paper,%201992_djvu.txt

    Keywords:



    Entry: 94271
    Subject: TASK FORCE SMITH LINKS

    T FAZZINI wrote on February 3, 2017


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: OTHER

    Comments: https://murdercube.com/files/Combined%20Arms/task_force_smith_at_osan_5_jul_1950_ex
    tract_1972.pdf
    http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/korea/TaskForceSmith/Burke.htm
    http://www.talkingproud.us/Retired/Retired/TaskForceSmith_files/a-photo-album-of-
    the-men-of-task-force-smith.pdf

    Keywords: Task force Smith links-reference only



    Entry: 94209
    Subject: MEMBERS OF 21ST INFANTRY

    ROBERT MACKOWIAK wrote on January 13, 2017


    City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

    Comments: I am looking for members of B Company and C Company, 21st Infantry from 1950-1951, but particularly July 1950. Stories, photos, and anything else would be wonderful.

    Anyone who remembers 1st Sgt Orland Huntoon of C Company - he was over 50 years old at the time and an early replacement on July 8. He also did a second tour with C Company in 1953.

    Also looking for any B Company members - 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon - who remember Sgt. Windol Hazlett. Norman Fosness was in his his squad and his daughter is also looking for info on Hazlett. Hazlett was wounded February 6, 1951.

    Keywords: C Company, B Company, 21st Infantry, July 1950



    Entry: 93993
    Subject: 21ST INFANTRY, COMPANY H

    CHERYL (FOR ANDREW) MEYERS wrote on November 15, 2016


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments: Andrew R. Meyers, 21st Regiment, Company H, Korean War Vet still alive. Would like to know if anyone else out there may have served during the fight with my Dad in Company H? He was in Japan first during the soft occupation. When the war broke out in Korea, he was one of the first to fight. He remembers going in by ship.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 93782
    Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON GRANDFATHER

    MIKE PITEAU wrote on September 27, 2016


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for any information on my grandfather Andre or James Paretti who fought, and was seriously wounded early on in the war.
    He didn't share much with anyone about his service, and I was too young to get any information from him before he passed.

    It seems that he may have been in the 24th infantry Division, 21st infantry regiment, 3rd battalion, K company.

    Im looking for any photographs of the company (to ID him) or any knowledge of him during his service, which seems to have been from 7/49-8/50.

    Ive spent a long time finding out what I have so far, which isn't much, and ANYTHING would be very helpful at this point.

    Thank you.

    Mike

    Keywords: Andy or James Paretti

    24th Inf Div
    21st Inf Reg
    3rd Bn
    K Co



    Entry: 93524
    Subject: TROOP TRANSPORT APRIL 1948

    JEFF EHRHART wrote on July 29, 2016


    City and State:

    Unit: SSBN 728 GOLD

    Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

    Comments: I am writing in hopes of finding information to assist a good friend who served with the 21/24. He left Korea n one piece, but on a troop transport out of Yokohama he was injured while on watch during transit through high seas. Both of his legs were broke as he was swept into the side of the boat, wedging his legs under steel framing, leaving him in very bad shape. He was 14 days.
    Jack Chambers

    Mr. Chambers cannot remember the name of the troop transport, his records were lost in one of the fires. Does anyone know of the troop transports that may have been in a bad storm April of 1948? Even if a list of transport names are provided it might be enough to trigger a memory. Thanks

    Jeff

    Keywords: Troop Transport
    Yokohama
    April 1948
    Storm
    Gimlets



    Entry: 93343
    Subject: BOYD E COX HAS COME HOME

    JAMES W. BOLT wrote on June 13, 2016


    City and State: LAURENS SC

    Unit: B BTRY 63RD CHARLEY BTY 52ND FA BNS

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments: PFC Boyd Edward Cox Has Come Home Boyd was with Task Force Smith at Osan Korea and was lost on 5 July 1950 . Boyd was with Bravo Company 21st Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division. This Task Force had just over 500 men in it and they delayed the invasion force for 6 hours. Welcome home sign 40 yards

    Keywords:



    Entry: 93229
    Subject: 1951 L CO

    MELVIN COHEN SR. wrote on May 27, 2016

    Email Update Needed



    City and State:

    Unit: 21ST LOVECOMPANY

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments:

    Keywords: 21st lovecompany



    Entry: 92952
    Subject: DOG COMPANY

    FAITH FOULKROD wrote on April 2, 2016


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my father William Sheppard from Pennsylvania. He was in Dog Company from 1949-1952

    Keywords:



    Entry: 92510
    Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMORIES OF JACK ORVAL SMITH

    MARISSA CHOATE wrote on January 6, 2016


    City and State: HENNESSEY OK

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am Searching for any photos or memories that anybody might have of Jack Orval Smith. He was KIA on July 10, 1950 near Chochiwon, South Korea. Thank you, Marissa Choate

    Keywords: SGT. Jack O. Smith, 24th Infantry Division



    Entry: 92417
    Subject: J.C GRIFFIN LOOKING FOR ANY OF SHERIDAN LANE FAMILY. MUST FIND

    J.C. GRIFFIN wrote on December 17, 2015


    City and State: CABOT AR

    Unit: 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 21ST REGIMENT, 2ND BATTALI

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments: JC GRIFFIN AM IN A DESPERATE SEARCH FOR SHERDIAN LANE. BOTH OF US SERVED IN THE 24th INFANTRY DIVISION 21st Battalion, 2nd REGIMENT. HE DIED SHORTLY AFTER THE WAR. HE WAS FROM NEBRASKA BUT MOVED TO CALIFORNIA. THEY CALLED US BROTHERS OUR PLATOON SGT WAS A MAN NAMED RICHARD MURPHY.

    I WROTE A BOOK FOR MY FAMILY, NEVER PUBLISHED, JUST FOR MY FAMILY. I WROTE A WHOLE CHAPTER ON THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD, SHERIDAN LANE. HIS FAMILY WOULD LIKELY BE IN CALIFORNIA BUT POSSIBLY NEBRASKA. IF ANYONE IS RELATED TO SHERDIAN OR KNOWS ANYONE WHO IS PLEASE!!!!!!!!! LET ME KNOW I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THEM A COPY OF THE BOOK I WROTE FOR MY FAMILY.

    He's the best man I've ever known, he was an excellent soldier and I have missed him for over 60 years.


    PLEASE HELP

    Thank you

    JC GRIFFIN
    24th Infantry
    21st Regiment
    2nd Battalion

    Keywords:



    Entry: 92219
    Subject: GLENN MAYNARD CLARK KIA/POW

    CHARLES BOWMAN N/A wrote on November 16, 2015


    City and State: COLUMBUS OH

    Unit: MY DAD CLIFFORD A BOWMAN LOVE COMPANY 21ST. DIV. R

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments:

    Keywords: My Dad's Nickname Is SUNNY Name Clifford A Bowman Best Friend TO GLENN MAYNARD
    CLARK That Walked The Tiger Death March US ARMY Prisoner AT CHUNGG-JIN Nov.
    16,1950 21st IT'S NOW NOV.16,2015



    Entry: 91552
    Subject: PVT JOHN J TIERNAN

    SARRAH SCHNEIDER wrote on July 15, 2015


    City and State: NEW YORK NY

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Trying to find more details for my grandmother whom is 77 about her older brother killed while prisoner of war. We know he was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry division. We know he was forced to march the Tiger Death March and was shot by his guard on July 29th, 1950 in Seoul, South Korea. If any surviving veterans remembers any details please feel free to email me.

    Keywords: Friends referred to John as Juney



    Entry: 91274
    Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN ERNEST C WOOD

    MARY WOOD wrote on May 28, 2015


    City and State: JACKSON MI

    Unit: 0021

    Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

    Comments: I am searching for information about Ernest C Wood- his friends may have called him
    Woody; he was wounded in action during the Korean War, Feb 6, 1951, 10 days later
    he was discharged.

    If you know anything about him, please email me

    He passed away in 1980's from cancer. I am studying genealogy for my family and
    would like to learn about him from those who may have known him- good, bad or ugly
    I am interested in knowing. If you knew him, please send me an email. Thank you
    for your time.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Mary Wood

    Keywords: Woody



    Entry: 90478
    Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ABOUT MY FATHER

    CARRIE CHENAULT wrote on January 26, 2015


    City and State: IN

    Unit: 21ST INFANTRY

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: So i have next to no information on my father, Cpl. Eddie Lee Chenault. he served from 51 - 53. 21st infantry APO 613 is the most detailed about when and where he served. he passed away when i was only one so i couldnt ask him any questions. i have his report of seperation but honestly i don't understand much of it. I'd love some help.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 90372
    Subject: 21ST INFANTRY REGIMENT CO F CO I

    RITA MYERS wrote on January 10, 2015


    City and State: FAIR GROVE MO

    Unit: CO F. CO I

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Looking for any info on this Co.F and Co I From 1950- 1953. My late father was in Korea and Japan during this time frame. He was injured and spent time in a hospital. He was later released back to combat. It was during this time frame that he was exposed to radiation. He died in 1973 from this exposure. I have never been able to locate anyone to share any info with me. In all honesty, I assumed that they too had lost their lives after returning to the states. I was told that dad was an Mp for a bit, and that he guarded a prison camp. As my info on the prison camps? Thanks so much!! I hope someone will share info with me.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 90039
    Subject: TRYING TO REACH ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER SERGEANT ANDREW SPAN

    GINA GIORDANO wrote on November 18, 2014


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: My father was a Seargeant in the Korean war , company G. 21st infantry regiment. 24th infantry division. He received the Silver Star. He is now 86 years old. I am looking to make contact with any family members or with anyone who served with my father. my father resistance is in Bloomfield, New Jersey. My email is gigi0814@aol.com.
    Thank you , Gina Giordano

    Keywords:



    Entry: 89683
    Subject: INFORMATION ON FATHER

    JOHNNIE PARTIN wrote on September 19, 2014


    City and State: HILLSBOROUGH NO

    Unit: USAF

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have remembered my father, SFC Lewis Patrick Partin
    who served in the 21st Infantry Division of the 24th Army during the Korean War. He
    was killed in the
    crash of a C-124 in February 1957. I do not have any information of his service
    there.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 89645
    Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER EMERSON

    ROBERT WINSTEA wrote on September 12, 2014

    Email Update Needed



    City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

    Unit: 21ST INFANTRY COMPANY B

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Looking for anyone who served with or knew my father Emerson Winstead Duke, he has passed, and never spoke much about Korea, or Vietnam. Would love to hear about what kind of soldier he was.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 89601
    Subject: HEAVY MORTAR COMPANY

    TOMMY LEE JOHNSON wrote on September 2, 2014


    City and State: NORCO CA

    Unit: 21ST INFANTRY

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for information on the movements of the Heavy Mortar Company, 21st Infantry. My father, Paul R. Johnson, was a sergeant in this unit. I am trying to determine where he was in the confused early days of July 1950.

    Keywords: heavy mortar 4.2 inch task force smith osan chochiwon taejon



    Entry: 89382
    Subject: JOHN M. SCHEMER

    SUSAN NALEPA wrote on July 25, 2014


    City and State: DETROIT MI

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Any information on John M. Schemer
    Army - Germany post WWII
    - Korea 51-53 POW

    Keywords:



    Entry: 89311
    Subject: SGT. WINDOL M. HAZLETT- B CO., 21ST INF

    ROBERT MACKOWIAK wrote on July 11, 2014


    City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

    Comments: I am seeking any and all information on Sgt. Windol M. Hazlett of B Company, 21st Infantry. He was one of the first soldiers in Korea on July 3, 1950 with the 24th Division. Like many others of this unit, he received the Bronze Star for service from July 3 through November 2. He was wounded in action when he was shot in the left hand on February 6, 1951. I believe this would have been on Hill 296 in the vicinity of the Han River.

    http://captainofthe7th.wix.com/rcmcollection#!hazlett/c1j3y

    I have Sgt. Hazlett's uniform and would like to learn everything I can about him. I have not found a photograph of him yet and would greatly appreciate it. I hope someone out there remembers him. Thank you!

    Keywords: B company; Hill 296, Han River; July 3, 1950



    Entry: 88984
    Subject: STAFF SGT. CHARLES B. GREENE

    LLOYD HAYWOOD wrote on May 26, 2014


    City and State: RAEFORD NC

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am seeking information on my uncle who served with the 21st. Infantry, 24th. Division.
    He died of injuries received in battle and I never had the honor of knowing him. His records were destroyed in the fire at the records center in St. Louis as best I can find out.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Here is the information I have.

    Enlisted Army 1940.
    21st. Infantry, 24th. Division.
    Trained in Hawaii.
    Was in New Guinea for unknown time.
    Sent to Philippines by way of Australia.
    Bronze Star posthumously,May 10,1954(?), for meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy in the Pacific theater.
    Wounded May 27,1945 in an artillery attack in Mintal, Mindanao, in the Davo area. Died May 31,1945. Received Purple Heart.
    Was initially buried in grave 290 at US armed forces cemetary, Talamo #1, near Davo, Mindanao. Later moved to grave #7025 US armed forces cemetary, Leyte #1. Later moved to his hometown for permanent burial.

    Miscellaneous:
    Staff Sgt. Charles B. Greene
    Hq. Det. 3rd. Bn. 21st. Infantry
    APO 957

    Keywords:



    Entry: 88982
    Subject: JOHN J. LYDEN

    ED LYDEN wrote on May 26, 2014


    City and State: FREMONT CA

    Unit: 21

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Adding info. about my father, John J. Lyden (died 1975), PFC 6, 24th Inf Div, Reg 60,
    Unit 21. Seriously wounded in action by Missile in North Korea Sector on Oct. 19th,
    1951. After the War, he fathered six children including myself in1969. I am proud of
    him and all of our Veterans who have heroically served their Country in all Wars.
    Without them, there is no us. Thanks to all of our heroes for their great sacrifices!
    If anyone remembers him please contact me.

    Keywords: Johnny, JJ, 24th Inf Div, Reg 60, Unit 21



    Entry: 88473
    Subject: PFC WILLIAM FRANK UNDERDOWN

    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 PFC William Frank Underdown who was Killed In Action on July 12, 1950. 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.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 88453
    Subject: PRIVATE HERBERT BESCH JR.

    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 Private Herbert Besch Jr. who was KIA on July 12, 1950. 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.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 88091
    Subject: MEN OF CO.E 21ST INF. REG., 24TH INF. DIV.

    CARL EDWARDS wrote on January 10, 2014


    City and State: MORENO VALLEY CA

    Unit: A CO. 1 BN. 12TH CAV, FIRST AIR CAVALRY

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who served in the central mountains of Korea between,
    30 SEP 51 and 18 APR 52, in Co E 21st Inf Regt 24th INFANTRY DIVISION. I am the
    oldest Son of 1st LT ELMER C. EDWARDS. Any information about any action's or
    story's
    that you are able to share or copies of photographs, etc.! Would-be sincerely
    appreciated!

    I myself served with ( A Co 1st BN 12th CAV FIRST-AIR-CAVALRY ) as a Squad-leader &
    Platoon-sergeant in Vietnam and Cambodia in 1970.

    Yours truly, former SGT (11B40) INF
    CARL O. EDWARDS

    p/s: Like most Korean War, Combat Vet's, my father didn't care to talk about it much!

    Keywords:



    Entry: 87835
    Subject: CAMP WOOD, KUMAMOTO, JAPAM 1946

    HENRY SCARUPA wrote on November 29, 2013


    City and State: COLUMBIA MD

    Unit: CO. B, 21ST INF. REGT.

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who served at Camo Wood, Kumamoto in early 1946. A large number of the men came form the NYC area. Some of the names that come to mind are Carlucci,, Foti and Schoonmaker

    Keywords:



    Entry: 87684
    Subject: 21 INFANTRY CO G SGT HARRY R. MEGLEN

    NEKA MEGLEN-KIRTLEY wrote on November 13, 2013


    City and State: CLEARLAKE CA

    Unit: 21 INFANTRY CO G

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for ANY information on my Grandfather. He died when my
    mother was 8 years old. He left behind a wife, June V. Meglen and 3
    small children- Teddie, Dolly, and Harry Jr. I don't know much
    about him, but would love to learn more about him. His name was
    Harry R Meglen Sr. from what his headstone says he was a Sergeant
    with Co G 21 Infantry. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you all
    for your time.

    Keywords: Sgt. Harry Meglen Company G 21 infantry



    Entry: 87291
    Subject: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? MY DAD!

    DIANA BAZUA wrote on September 26, 2013


    City and State: EL CENTRO CA

    Unit: CO G 21ST INF REGT APO 24

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Story is that dad may have fathered a child; woman
    was a waitress in Sendai? Her name phonetic
    pronunciation: Yoneko Momoy.

    Dad received letter to Calexico, Calif telling him
    he had had a daughter? son? Dad passed Nov 2002
    Henrico Ramirez.

    (cast your bread upon the waters....)

    Keywords: Possible sibling in Japan, Sendai?

    Co G 21st Inf Regt APO 24



    Entry: 87166
    Subject: 24TH DIV, 21ST REG, 3RD BAT

    KURTIS DAVIS wrote on September 7, 2013


    City and State: BRAGGS OK

    Unit: N/A

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: My father George C. Davis fought with the 24th Div, 21st Reg, 3rd
    Bat from July '50-Aug '51. There are numerous personal photographs
    of his Korean war experience posted at www.kurtisddavis.com.
    I do not know the exact Company dad was assigned to.

    Keywords: Chochiwon, Naktong Bulge, Pusan Perimeter, March to the Yalu,
    Taejon



    Entry: 87042
    Subject: BATTLE MEMORIAL SITE AT CHOCHIWAN

    JAMES W. BOLT wrote on August 20, 2013


    City and State:

    Unit: BRAVO 63D CHARLEY 52ND

    Service or Relationship: OTHER

    Comments: I have picture of the battle sites at Chochiwan If those that
    served their of family members wish to have them contact me at
    boltl9@aol.com sign 40 yards

    Keywords:



    Entry: 87040
    Subject: LESLIE A SICILIANO

    LEONARD SICILIANO JR. wrote on August 20, 2013


    City and State: RUNNEMEDE NJ

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments:

    Keywords: 24 division, 21st unit, 07-11-1950, CHOCHIWON S
    Korea



    Entry: 87023
    Subject: PLATOON SERGANT

    ROBERT CECCATO wrote on August 17, 2013


    City and State: ELK GROVE CA

    Unit: LOVE CO. 2ND PLATOON

    Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

    Comments: We were pinned down along a river bank and under attack with

    mortars and I was wounded. I was being dragged to safety when a

    mortar shell fell near by and the GI who was carrying me left me

    in the middle of the stream. My platoon sergeant who was on the

    other side risked his life to save mine. If he is still alive I

    need him to contact me. My mind went blank as to his name.

    Keywords: on patrol to Kumsong N. Korea October 30 1951









    Entry: 86785
    Subject: I CO, 24TH INF DIV, 1950-1953

    E. GARCIA wrote on July 22, 2013


    City and State: VISTA CA

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: San Francisco and Los Angeles hi-lighted my dad's return from
    Korea in newspapers because he was the first Los Angelino to
    return under Operation Little Switch. San Fran had a parade ready
    for him but he slept in, missing the parade, saying it felt so
    good to sleep in a bed after 18 months as a POW sleeping on the
    ground. I can't find any info on him now. Would like to hear from
    anyone in the Army with him. He was a naturalized citizen from
    Los Angeles, 24 years old when he went in to the Army.

    Keywords: POW Army PFC Jose Manuel Garcia. First POW to return to Los
    Angeles in 1953. Operation Little Switch. I Co, 24 Inf Div, 1950-
    1953



    Entry: 86784
    Subject: I CO, 24TH INF DIV, 1950-1053

    E. GARCIA wrote on July 22, 2013


    City and State: VISTA CA

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: San Francisco and Los Angeles hi-lighted my dad's return from
    Korea in newspapers because he was the first Los Angelino to
    return under Operation Little Switch. San Fran had a parade ready
    for him but he slept in, missing the parade, saying it felt so
    good to sleep in a bed after 18 months as a POW sleeping on the
    ground. I can't find any info on him now. Would like to hear from
    anyone in the Army with him. He was a naturalized citizen from
    Los Angeles, 24 years old when he went in to the Army.

    Keywords: POW Army PFC Jose Manuel Garcia. First POW to return to Los
    Angeles in 1953. Operation Little Switch. I Co, 24 Inf Div, 1950-
    1953



    Entry: 86613
    Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

    MARY RENOVATO wrote on July 1, 2013


    City and State: HOMOSASSA FL

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Thomas Jerome Hirth was my grandfather and I am extremely
    interested in finding out information about him. He and his wife,
    Margaret Hirth (my grandmother) both lost their battle to cancer
    and so I am reaching out to find answers I can't get from them. If
    you know anything pertaining to Thomas Hirth please email me Thank you for reading and God
    bless.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 86463
    Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

    RICHARD MILKS wrote on June 8, 2013


    City and State: MENA AR

    Unit: CO H. 21ST. REGT. 24TH. DIV.

    Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

    Comments: Arrived Co.H Jan 1953. In Japan. 1st. Gunner Machinegun
    section. Would like to know the date we left for korea. And
    name of ship we were on. I think we went to chun-chon first.
    If spelling is right. Then to Koji-do. Then to Yangu Valley. Is
    this right? Left Korea Aug. or Sept. 54. Anybody out there
    rember this. I remember Sgts. Hibbit and Espenoza. Msgt. Martin
    first sergent.

    Keywords:



    Entry: 86418
    Subject: DOUGLAS HAAG - FOUND

    WHITNEY C. (WHIT) FISHER wrote on June 3, 2013


    City and State: PAWCATUCK CT

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Friends of Doug Haag should know that in June 2012 his remains were found by a
    South Korean military team looking for their own war dead. Doug was found in a grave
    with the remains of another missing soldier, and a preliminary identification was made
    based on his 2nd Lt. insignia that was recovered.

    Subsequent DNA analysis in Honolulu, Hawaii confirmed his identity.

    On June 1, 2013, Doug was buried with full military honors in Cave Hill Cemetery, in his
    home town of Louisville KY. He was laid to rest at the cenotaph placed by his mother
    after he vanished during the battle of Chonui more than 60 years ago. Present were
    Doug's sister and brother and many family members as well as several friends. His
    obituary may be viewed here (at least for now):
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?pid=165037676

    We are personally indebted to the Barker brothers and all members of the Korean War
    Project who helped us first locate convincing evidence that he had been killed in battle
    (and not imprisoned) back in 1997, more than a decade before his remains were
    actually found. Your kindness and dedication to these forgotten veterans has made
    an immense, positive impact on our family. We cannot thank you enough.

    Doug's gravestone reads in part:
    He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have died that freedom might live and
    grow and increase its blessings.

    Keywords: Doug Haag Chonui Cochiwon



    Entry: 86323
    Subject: COMPANY E APRIL 13,1951 LOCATION

    RICHARD (DICK) JACKSON wrote on May 27, 2013


    City and State: HILTON HEAD SC

    Unit: 63RD BOMB SQDN.

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for any one who knew Buddy, and the location where

    he was killed. I grew up with him and am married to his sister.

    Any help would be greatly appericiated.

    Keywords: Lewis Clark Moulton AKA Buddy company E KIA April 13 April 1951



    Entry: 86115
    Subject: TONY LAPPAS

    TINA LAPPAS wrote on May 4, 2013


    City and State: LEHIGH FL

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I am looking for any information on my Uncle Tony Lappas who served
    with the 21st infantry regiment, L Co. 3 Bn, 24th Infantry
    Division. He was killed in action on September 25, 1950. Please
    contact me with any information that you may have regarding him.

    thanks,
    Tina Lappas

    Keywords: 21st Infantry Regiment, L Co. 3Bn, 24th Infantry Division



    Entry: 85951
    Subject: FLOYD A. ROY-LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

    KAREN OLSON wrote on April 12, 2013


    City and State: EAU CLAIRE WI

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: I have learned that my Uncle Floyd was married to Grace and
    that they had a son--Donald A. Roy, who lived in Cloquet,
    Minnesota, when my uncle was captured in 1950. I am wondering
    if Donald is still alive or if he had a family that I could
    connect with. Please contact me with any information. Thanks.
    Karen Olson Phone (715)835-4197

    Keywords:



    Entry: 85911
    Subject: MORTAR MAN

    DAVID PRICE wrote on April 7, 2013


    City and State:

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: My grandfather fought in Korea as a mortar man. He never talked
    about it much until after I returned from Basic training. He
    told me of the many frustrations that he had when after days of
    fighting to take a hill, they would be told to abandon it.

    I know prior to leaving for Korea, he did some kind of training
    at Ft Riley, KS. At that time, he talks about a big flood that
    happened in that area and having to stay in tents.

    Any information about this childhood hero of mine would much
    appreciated. He is currently not doing very well, and it won't
    be much longer before all I have is his history.

    Keywords: Samuel H. Wilkinson, mortar man.



    Entry: 85793
    Subject: JOSEPH LLOYD GAGNON SPEEDBAG

    DOREEN GAGNON SCHIBBELHUTE wrote on March 25, 2013


    City and State: DEERFIELD NH

    Unit: N/A

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Unit: 0021 INF RGT 24 INF DIV

    Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

    Comments: My fathers father signed for my dad to enlist in 1947 when
    my father was 16 years old. He was in the Korean War and suffered his
    first casualty 08/09/50. His name was Joseph Gagnon IDNO#
    RA11175354, 21 INF RGT 24 INF DIV. He was born 09/05/50. I know
    that he received 4 Purple Hearts and one Silver Star but thats all I know.
    I didn't really know my dad but would love to speak to someone who
    may have served with him. His 1st cousin was Rene Gagnon one of the
    flag raisers on Iwa Jima. Please help me, I just need to know.

    Doreen
    Gagnon Schibbelhute

    Keywords:
    Keywords: Joseph Gagnon (Speedbag) Korean War
    0021 INF RGT INF DIV Beginning in 1950



    Entry: 85687
    Subject: WILLIAM ERNEST GRAINGER 24TH INFANTRY DIV, CO K-- REMAINS RECOVERED

    JODY MISHOE wrote on March 13, 2013


    City and State: CONWAY SC

    Unit:

    Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

    Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my great-uncle, Ernest W.
    Grainger (known by friends as Red). He was reported MIA in S. Korea
    near Chochiwon on July 11, 1950, and later declared dead, remains non-
    recoverable. In June, 2012, two graves and sets of remains were located
    by S. Korean officials, and turned over to the U.S. military. In January
    2013, one set of remains was determined through DNA testing to be my
    uncle. Funeral arrangements are underway for early April 2013.

    Keywords: US Army 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Company K,
    Chochiwon, Kum River, July 11 1950






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