24th Engineer Group


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 96382
Subject: 62ND COMPANY A

Emmitt Taylor MR wrote on September 20, 2018


City and State: ELK GROVE CA

Unit: 62ND...COMPANY A

Service or Relationship: SGT engineering

Comments: Anyone know about this company in Korea during the war...1950-53..I served in company a January 1951 thru May 1952...was sad years of my life..wonder if there are any one living that know about our company...

Keywords: Emmitt J Taylor



Entry: 94384
Subject: 24TH ENGINEER GROUP 44TH ENGINEER

Ashley Bohn wrote on February 27, 2017


City and State: CHATSWORTH CA

Unit: 10TH CSH

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather was in 24th Engineering Group 44th Engineer Battallion in Korea. His name was Bill Franklin Bruce. He was from Tennessee.

Keywords: 24th Engineer Group 44th Engineer Batallion



Entry: 91039
Subject: 24TH ENGINEERING GROUP

Frank Parker III wrote on April 24, 2015


City and State: MAGNOLIA TX

Unit: 24TH ENGINEERING GROUP

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the son of Maj Frank M Parker,Jr who was killed on 27 June 1952 in an aircraft accident while flying between projects. He was on Col. Klinke's staff. A bridge he was responsible for was constructed by the 62nd Engineering Construction Battalion and dedicated to him. I have a few pictures etc and would like to communicate with those interested or who might have more information.

Keywords: Imjim River, bridges



Entry: 88734
Subject: 24TH ENGINEER GROUP COMMANDING OFFICER

Alfred Klinke wrote on April 14, 2014


City and State: SILVERTON CO

Unit: 24TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION GROUP

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Emil Fred Klinke, was commanding officer of the 24th and took the entire unit from Ft. Belvoir to Korea. He was the last man on the troop train when it departed Ft. Belvoir and was with the 24th for the next two years--1951 to 53. He was in his element there, designing bridges, working with the various units, dedicating bridges, working with his men. It was the high point of his career that began with his graduation from West Point in1930. He returned to Ft. Belvoir where he was none too happy working at ERDL and took an early retirement in 1955. He then continued working as an engineer, living in Palo Alto, California and retired from Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. in 1971 where he worked on the Polaris Missile System. He then worked for Westinghouse from age 70 until he was 82 and retired a third time in 1988. He died at age 93 on December 7, 1999.

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Entry: 75740
Subject: CO A 24TH ENGINEER - JOE ROBINSON

Diane Child wrote on August 8, 2010


City and State: PROVO UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that might have known my father, Joe
Robinson who was part of the Co A 24th Engineering unit
from Sept 51- Aug 52. The combat battles he was part of
was the UN Summer-Fall Offensive (July 51 - Nov 51) and the
Second Korean Winter (Nov 51- Aug 52).

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Entry: 74686
Subject: 62ND ENGINEERS COMPANY B AND A

Don Greer wrote on May 14, 2010


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: COMPANY A - B 62ND ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with the 62nd Engineers Company A in 1953 when the bridge over the Han River was finished and dedicated that I think Emmitt talked about. I was there 1952-1953. Came home shortly after cease fire signed. Served in Company B in 1952 and then Company A in 1953. Have not been back to Korea.

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Entry: 66701
Subject: 44 ECBN(H)

Louil Beach JR. wrote on July 28, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: LATTA SC

Unit: 44TH E C BN (H)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I supply Sgt of H and S Co 44th EC BN at Seoul and
Taguea in 19 52 until my rotation in Aaugust "52..Why is there no mention of our unit in the 24th Gp units?
There is no listing of thgis unit in these files..

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Entry: 63549
Subject: KOREA REVISITED

Joseph (Joe) Savitzky wrote on December 26, 2007


City and State: TEL AVIV

Unit: 24TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION GROUP HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I recently visited Korea again after some 53 years. I was invited to attend a convention of Korean War veterans from 16 nations that fought under the UN banner in Korea. It was something to see that variety of guys from all corners of the globe. But the main impression was of today's Korea. Unrecognizable! The ruins of Seoul have been replaced with a completely modern city- and the traditional villages are now 15-20 storey apartment blocks. Superhighways, bridges and raillines everywhere. As for our reception- it was something. All those aged Korean generals lined up to shake the hands of this big group of also aged ex-servicemen.
A memorable visit for sure.

Keywords: 24th Engr. Cons. Gp. HQ Engineering Section



Entry: 63432
Subject: 62ND ENGR COMPANY A

Emmitt J. Taylor wrote on December 16, 2007


City and State: ELK GROVE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: A few years ago went back to Korea...no one cared or knew about us..but they did shake my hand and thank me for the years of service..I was there on Feb 51 until Mar 52...with the 62nd Bat company A
Now am getting on up there and some how every nite I dream of that damn bridge over the Han river we had to try and reconstruct. Was there when it was destroyed and again to rebuild one..now you should see the beautiful city and the bridge..tears will fill your eyes..every one there should go and see for yourself..Emmitt Taylor
tcc-1@comcast.net

Keywords: Been there and dont that



Entry: 60892
Subject: H AND S CO. 62ND ECB

Andrew Scott JR. wrote on May 5, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAPE MAY NJ

Unit: H - S CO 62ND ECB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: IN THE IRON TRANGLE MADE PARTS FOR THE D7 CATIPILLARS AND ROCK CRUSHERS. HAD FUN WORKING IN MUD THE COLD.
CHORWON WAS A BLAST

Keywords: IN COUNTRY JUNE 51 TO NOV 52



Entry: 60700
Subject: I CORPS HEADQUARTERS, OUIJONGBO, KOREA

Howard Hoffer wrote on April 17, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: COQUITLAM BC

Unit: HDQTRS, IG,

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Am doing research for a novel and am looking for any pictures and
history of I Corps Headqurters. Stationed there from 1952-1953 in the IG.

Keywords: Pictures



Entry: 53510
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF THE 313TH

Robert Hodson SR. wrote on October 9, 2005


City and State: DEL RIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information, photos of insignia and unit patchs. for the 24th Group Engineers 313th Eng Utilities Detachment. any on who new my Father in Law.
Cpl Henry J Amundson. A WWII an Korean War Vet. Who was unable to recall his experance's while serving.

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Entry: 52581
Subject: INFO ON THE CONCRETE ARCH BRIDGE

Charles L. Collins wrote on August 12, 2005

Deceased

City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 534TH ENGINEER TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE TEAM 1952-19

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like any info on the Concrete Arch Bridge which was begun by theJapanese and was to be "completed" by the79th ECB! Target date o/a 15/08/52.

harley C.

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Entry: 50818
Subject: 24TH GP HQ ENGINEERING SECTION

Joe Savitzky wrote on May 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: TEL AVIV

Unit: 24 TH ENGR CONS GP HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with The Gp HQ Engineering Section during 1953-54. Remember some of the guys: Lt. Floyd Abrams, Sgt. Kracht, Cpl. Novitsky, Jerry Danzig, Sterling and Mr. Kim, the architect, Mr. Hyun, the engineer and Sgt. Kim. A great bunch- did fine work. Good luck to all.

Joe Savitzky (was Lt. S. back then)

Keywords: Engineering Section



Entry: 44930
Subject: THE ARCH BRIDGE - A STORY ABOUT THE 79TH ENGR BN IN 1952

Bruce Christman wrote on August 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Fellow Veterans and Friends of the 79th Engineer Battalion,

Here is the link to a web page about the 79th Engineer Battalion, 24th Engr Gp, in the Korean War. It's called "The Arch Bridge". It's a great story with lot's of fantastic pictures. Please check it out when you get a chance:

http://79thengineers.0catch.com/KoreanWar00.html

Regards,
Bruce Christman
79th Engr, 1973-75

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Entry: 40133
Subject: 538TH ENG MAINT CO <-> D CO 4TH MAINT BN.

Bruce Richards wrote on January 21, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 538th Eng Maint Co was changed to D Co 4th Mnt Bn. Here is the information I have.

http://www.qsl.net/wd4ngb/history.htm

I have not been able to trace it any latter than the 70s.

I served with D Co 4th Mnt Bn in 1969-70

Bruce

Keywords: 538th eng maqint co, D Co 4th Maint Bn



Entry: 39456
Subject: IT WAS HELL IN THE WINTER OF 52 AND 53

Emmitt J. Taylor wrote on December 26, 2003


City and State: ELK GROVE CA

Unit: 62ND ENG COMPANY A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Lost so much and so many..came home and got a job and tried to forget the nightmare...lived my life and tried to hold my head high until I sas the sickos that came home from Vietnam..sad to see them but never mention to this day that I went thru hell in the snow and bullets in Korea when the Chinese came down..was at the river when the bridge blew..wake up lots at nite and see the bodies going up in the air..aw well we never understand lots in this life..

Keywords: Taylor:
Was the company clerk for awhile then when I got promoted was back out on the front.



Entry: 35035
Subject: 538 ENGR.

Joseph Bennett wrote on June 22, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALPHARETTA GA

Unit: 538 ENGR. BAT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in 538 engr. bat 7th calv. from Feb. 1962 till Feb 1963 at Camp Casey. Looking for anyone else that was there at that time.

Keywords: Walker(company clerk), Ogle



Entry: 34456
Subject: 24TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION GROUP

Billy J. Ray wrote on May 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LYONS KS

Unit: 24TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was Station in Fort Belvoir Virgina l95l. Shipped out to Korea l95l. Arrived at Pusan during the Pusan Perimeter. Moved north to Teagu and finally
Seoul Korea where we was stationed in a formally
4 story college. Left 1952 for Okinawia.

Keywords: Uknown personnel.



Entry: 32766
Subject: EMAIL CHANGE AS OF 03/03

Eugene A. (Gene) Drellishak wrote on March 13, 2003


City and State: NORTH OLMSTED OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Lt.Peter Murto
Maury (Red)Sommerville

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Entry: 32765
Subject: EMAIL CHANGE AS OF 03/03

Eugene A. (Gene) Drellishak wrote on March 13, 2003


City and State: NORTH OLMSTED OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 30031
Subject: 24TH AIR SECTION

Henry Hoffman wrote on November 30, 2002


City and State: DAYTONA BEACH FL

Unit: AIR SECTION,SEOUL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: flew the L19 for HQ Brass

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Entry: 22712
Subject: 1953-1954

Walter Stein (Steinbrecher) wrote on January 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: VERO BEACH FL

Unit: HEADQUARTERS COMPANY S-3

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: In Korea from Jan. 19053 to May 1954. Served as Operations Sgt. under Major Howell and Major Hahn.

Keywords: Headquarters Company Operations Sgt.







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