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Entry: 96602
Subject: 19TH INF.

Ed Johnston wrote on October 29, 2018


City and State:

Unit: 19TH INF

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Hello, I was in Korea in 1950's served in the Korean war and have lots of stories
to share, please email me

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Entry: 95772
Subject: PVT. AMBROSE BEGAY

Albert Smith JR. wrote on June 4, 2018


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: TAC, USA: PACAF, VIET NAM, 1970-71; USAFE, GERMANY

Service or Relationship: U.S. Air Force

Comments: My uncle, Ambrose Begay passed away in Dec. 1995 and he served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-53 He was a Navajo from Northern Arizona/New Mexico and I never met him. In his only picture I have is he's in his Army uniform as a Pvt., he was awarded the Combat Infanttry Badge and Parachute Jump Wings and wearing on his shoulder patch it looks like a Taro Leaf: also his discharge papers were unreadable either he was 24th Infantry Division or his address was CO"B" 34 Inf. RGT APO 2490 San Francisco 901, plus this information was on one of his letters.; His speciality code was also barely readable I believe it's 1812. I had to have another form made up for him NA Form 13038 in order to obtain a Military Headstone for him.. Because his original DD 214 was barely readable. My late mother (Mabel, was his sister) and had received letters from him and had one copy of his address which I've listed above. But I'd like to know what his outfit or unit actually did during the Conflict/Forgotten War? If anyone can remember him and his duties, we'd actually appreciate it. If you request a picture I can send it to whoever answers this request. I having experience in obtaining Military headstones through the Veteran Affairs for my friends and a retired U.S. Air Force , (E-7) Aircraft Mechanic, barely obtain information for my uncle and this is all I can come up with.

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Entry: 93571
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SERVED IN KYOTA JAPAN 1945-1947

Michele Ely wrote on August 9, 2016


City and State: MARIETTA GE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served there between 1945 & 1947 but left us with no information of any of his service time. We have some pictures but we don't no what unit, division or even what he did. I do know he was a Tech 5. His name is Leonard Mabry.
Any information would be nice.

Michele Mabry Ely

Keywords: 705 Mitchell Drive



Entry: 92631
Subject: JACKIE COTTON

Stephen Cotton wrote on January 28, 2016


City and State: JACKSONVILLE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Attempting to locate anyone who new my father Jackie, Jack L Cotton who served with and or new my father and or his good friend Walter L James know as skidrow. He, Jack entered service at 15 and was awarded the Silver and Bronze stars, He passed away years ago. I attempting to honor his last wish that I locate Walter L James , Skidrow. Any assistance you can provided would be greatly appreciated

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Entry: 92522
Subject: CARL FOSTER JR 24I 34R

Robert Foster wrote on January 9, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that may have served with my father Carl Foster. He server in the Army's 24th Infantry 34th Regiment. He arrived in Korea around July 1st, 1950. Was shipped to Korea from Sasebo, Japan. Would love to hear from anyone that served with him.

Keywords: Jr, Sasebo, 24th Infantry, 34th division, korea,



Entry: 92226
Subject: MISSING VETERAN OF KOREAN WAR 33RD REGIMENT

Family Rolinski wrote on November 17, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 25TH INFANTRY COMP K 33RD REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: nit: 25TH INFANTRY, COMP.K, 33RD REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served in Korea. his name was chuck rolinski born august 30, 1932
i want to know if he has contacted anybody in the last year he is missing.

Keywords: 25th Infantry Division - Army, Company K, 33rd Regiment, Korean War 1952-1954

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Entry: 92068
Subject: DAN SPIVEY US ARMY COMPANY L 24TH INFANTRY

Lolamarie Agins wrote on October 25, 2015


City and State: LAKE ELSINORE CA

Unit: COMPANY L 24TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Greetings, my name is Lolamarie Spivey Agins, I am looking for documents related to my dads military records. UNArmy WWII 1941-1945
His name is Dan Spivey, Company L 24th Infantry.

It was explained to me that all army documents for his time enlisted were in a fire at Military Archives in St Louis.

Any information or photos of the company would really be very helful.

He was Mortar Light NCO 607, CIB.

Thank you and God bless you. Lolamarie Spivey Agins USN Retired


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Entry: 90746
Subject: LOOKING FOR HAMPTON INSTITUTE GRADS FROM THE 24TH & 25TH INFANTRY REG.

Alvin McCloud JR. wrote on March 9, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I am looking doing a Project for the Hunt for Hampton History for the Hampton History Museum in Virginia. My project is on Korean War heroes who attended or graduated from Hampton Institute/University during this time or prior.
If you have any foo, pictures etc. Please contact me because I want to tell their stories.

Respectfully Submitted,
McCloud, Alvin
Sergeant USMC (Veteran)

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Entry: 90098
Subject: PFC (UNCLE) HARRY LEE SAUNDERS

Ronald Fucuals wrote on November 26, 2014


City and State: MURRIETA CA

Unit: 3RD MARINE AIR WING

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: PFC Harry Lee Saunders was my Uncle. It just so happened that 25 years later I joined the Marine Corps not really understanding the reason for or significance of my middle name.

Had my Aunt Pearl Saunders Foster, and my Uncles, Alex, Marion, Paul, Hank, Mark (Henderson), Harry, and father Walter Lee Fucuals not served in the military, my way never would have been paved. Thanks to all of them, I became me - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald Harry Fucuals, Retired.

My grandmother and grandfather (Saunders) just received an important proclamation from the city of Mount Vernon, New York. As a result, I wanted to obtain more information about the awards, ribbons, and medals that my Uncle should have received as a veteran of the Korean Conflict/War.

Many African Americans were overlooked when it came to receiving awards due to the issue associated with integrating the races in the military. The family was always told that Uncle Harry (PFC Saunders, Harry Lee) was Killed in Action (KIA) while saving someone's life in the the heat of the battle. Unfortunately, I have no citation or other information that documents this action.

If anyone in the 24th Infantry Regiment from that era, has any documentation on the awards, ribbons, and medals that those men would have received, I would certainly appreciate hearing from you. ALSO, if anyone actually knew PFC Saunders, Harry Lee, please contact me so that I can learn about the distinguished man that I was named after.

Thank you.

Keywords: Ching Dong-Ni Area, Hill 665, Battle Mountain, Old Baldy, Bloody Peak, KIA date is 13 August 1950. I know of know personal friends. Uncle Harry (PFC Saunders, Harry Lee) was from Mount Vernon, New York.

Thank you for your support and assistance. Thank you Ted for your support earlier today (26 Nov 2014).



Entry: 89695
Subject: ROBERT (BOB) SKILLINGS

Justin Skillings wrote on September 22, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i am looking for anyone who knew or served with my grandfather Robert (Bob) Skillings of Waterloo Iowa. He was sergeant first class.

Thank you

Keywords: 25th infantry division



Entry: 89409
Subject: NEPHEW TO HARRY L. SAUNDERS

Ronald Fucuals wrote on July 29, 2014


City and State: MURRIETA CA

Unit: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello -

I am just returning from my family reunion Saunders/Clemons and I was finally able to
get some great information on my Uncle Harry L. Saunders - whom I never met since he
was killed in action.

I wanted to know if someone could help me get any additional information on my Uncle
Harry who I am named after - Ronald Harry Fucuals.

Specifically:
Pictures - maybe a basic training picture, both the group and the individual.
More information on his unit and how he and his fellow soldiers met their fate on
8/13/1950

I had heard that he was Killed in Action while trying to save a fellow soldier's
life. Did he ever receive an award posthumously? He was in the 24th Infantry
Regiment, F Company, 2BN 25th Infantry Division Army. Also, did he have a military
occupational speciality - we call it MOS in the Marine Corps.

Keywords: 24th Infantry Regiment, F Company, 2BN 25th Infantry Division Army

Killed In Action 13 August 1950



Entry: 89293
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Jon Franklin wrote on July 8, 2014


City and State: SPOKANE VALLEY WA

Unit: 7TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I remember an Army staff car pulling up to my neighbors house in 1951. The officer brought news of my friend and neighbor Cpl. Dale B. Phillips, US56072678 who had been wounded in Korea. I never saw Dale again and only knew that he died. I have tried to research records to find some history, but only find brief casualty information on NARA - AAD.

This information doesnt make much sense and I cannot find anything further. I would like to contact someone from the 24th that might be able to shed some light on dale's history. I was in Korea in 1979 with the 7th Inf Div. Thank you.

Jon Franklin

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Entry: 89097
Subject: 24TH INFANTRY KOREAN WAR

Linda Oatman High wrote on June 4, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 24TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Robert L Haas served in the 24th infantry in the Korean War, and I'd love to find some of his comrades.

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Entry: 88771
Subject: SEARCHING FOR MSGT ROBERT M. COFFMAN

Roger Natte wrote on April 22, 2014


City and State: FORT DODGE IO

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am working on a history of the black community in Fort Dodge Iowa and the role of local black servicemen who served in Korea. I would like any information on Master Sergeant Robert Marion Coffman, African-American, who served in World War II. He reenlisted in 1949 and was assigned to Japan with the occupational forces at Camp Gifu. with the light weapons infantry, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. His unit was ordered to Korea in June of 1950. He was killed in action at Chongchu River, Kuna-Ri area

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Entry: 88648
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOLDIERS WHO MAY HAVE SERVED WITH CPL. VERNON WINSTON ROSE

Alan Rose wrote on March 30, 2014


City and State: CARRSVILLE VA

Unit: 5TH AND/OR 24TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to connect with anyone who knew my Dad, Cpl. Vernon Rose. He died in 1985. His records were lost in the archives fire many years ago. I have a few fragmented stories that may help someone remember him:

1. Basic training Indiantown Gap PA.
2. Rode a transport ship to Japan.
3. Was on the way to the Korean front lines for his first combat when the truce was signed.
4. Witnessed a soldier get killed after turning in a loaded 45 pistol and the other soldier fired it thinking it was unloaded.
5. Witnessed an airplane crash.
6. Lost 2 soldiers after the truce when they went out deer hunting but did not return. Found them the next day shot, apparently by enemy soldiers.
7. Spent a day or more in Hawaii during ship transport to or from Korea.
8. During lights out condition, his tent was run over by a large truck. Due to heavy rains, Dad survived by being pushed down into the mud.
9. Was a radio operator and accompanied an officer, possibly a General.
10. Played on a baseball team.
11. His patches and ribbons include 5th (Mechanized) and 24th infantry, Korean War Service with one star (participation in one major battle although he said he was never in combat), National Defense, United Nations Korea Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

The only reference to the APUC associated with the 5th or 24th Infantry that I can find is a battle at Songnae Dong near Seoul on June 12 1953:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Infantry_Regiment_%28United_States%29#Korean_War

http://www.ophsa.org/DUC/5th_RCT_DUC.html

If anyone can help fill in the blanks, I would really appreciate it. I would like to pass on a proper account of Dad's service to his grandsons.

Keywords: 5th and 24th infantry



Entry: 88531
Subject: CO M 24TH INF REGT 1949-1951

Jose Gonsalves SR. wrote on March 12, 2014


City and State: EXETER RI

Unit: CO M 24TH INF REGT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for Cpl Foster Cpl Charles Sutton Lt Jim Taylor.

Keywords: Gunsight



Entry: 88527
Subject: THE 24TH INFANTRY REGIMENT COMBAT TEAM. ASSOC.

Curtis J. Morrow SR. wrote on March 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 24TH INF. REGIMENT, 25TH DIVISION.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: DEUCE FOUR-2014 Reunion..
Surviving Members (& associate-members) of The 24th Infantry Regiment Combat Team (The Last Unit of the; Original BUFFALO SOLDIERS)
Will CELEBRATE their 28th Reunion, in Augusta Ga. July, 16,- 20, 2014

For details, contact:
Curtis Morrow, President, Illinois Chapter. & 2nd Vice President,
The 24th Infantry Regiment Combat Team. Association.

E-mail: agogoman76@aol.com

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Entry: 88526
Subject: THE 24TH INFANTRY REGIMENT COMBAT TEAM. ASSOC.

Curtis J. Morrow SR. wrote on March 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 24TH INF. REGIMENT, 25TH DIVISION.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: DEUCE FOUR-2014 Reunion..
Surviving Members (& associate-members) of The 24th Infantry Regiment Combat Team (The Last Unit of the; Original BUFFALO SOLDIERS)
Will CELEBRATE their 28th Reunion, in Augusta Ga. July, 16,- 20, 2014

For details, contact:
Curtis Morrow, President, Illinois Chapter. & 2nd Vice President,
The 24th Infantry Regiment Combat Team. Association.

E-mail: agogoman76@aol.com

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Entry: 88454
Subject: PFC ROBERT E BROWN

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 Robert E Brown. who was KIA on February 23, 1951. 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.

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Entry: 88407
Subject: 24TH INF RCT

Roger Holloway JR. wrote on February 26, 2014


City and State: HOPKINSVILLE KY

Unit: CO.E & SPEARHEAD 2ND BN.HQ.CO

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I recognize A mister John Foster on this roster.I think we served together in the security & A&P platoon in the 2nd Bn. Hq.He was our BAR man,very athletic,and good character.He ran track in high school if my recall is correct.Some of our counterpart were Col.Corly. Maj.McVay,Capt Dandridge,Capt Frazier,M/sgtJohnson, Johnston,Gerald,Anthony,Carrol,King,Keys,Wright,Earl,LaPrince,Pluno,Carter,Edwards,Harton,English.This is about as far as my memory will go.I arrived in Korea early October 1950,returned in Oct.1951,After the deactivation.I have a few health issues,disabled,but other than that I am good.It is nothing more satisfying than Communicating with old army buddies.

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Entry: 87961
Subject: TAEJON MASSACRE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on December 23, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: This man of the 24th. Infantry Regiment (Deuce Four) was executed, by North Korean soldiers at The Taejon Massacre, Sept. 1950; Pvt. James A. Kearney, C Co., 1st. Bn.,
Washington, D.C. God bless this brave man.

Keywords: 24th. Infantry Regiment Korean War TAEJON MASSACRE



Entry: 87395
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Sara Baker wrote on October 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Hi My name is Sara I am looking for any info for my grandpa

WILLIAM BOUCHER I accidently put my email wrong in the below

post but my grandpa was in the 24th infantry in the Korean war

in the army company a I believe. He would love to hear from or

about some of his old war buddies.. thank you

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Entry: 87393
Subject: 24TH INFANTRY ARMY KOREAN WAR

Sara Baker wrote on October 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi I am trying to find some of my grandpas war buddies from the

Korean war. I love listening to his stories about his time in

the war and he always talks about how bad he would love to hear

from some of his old friends he served with his name is WILLIAM

(BILL) BOUCHER. He was in the 24th infantry at ft.lenord wood

Missouri in 1951 if you have a family member or any info about

his time in the army it would be so greatly appreciated my

grandpa would probably burst with joy... Thank you

Keywords: 24th Infantry Army Korean war



Entry: 87261
Subject: RESEARCH PROJECT-UNDERGRADUATE

Carrielee Crenshaw wrote on September 23, 2013


City and State: NEWNAN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hi,

I am a senior at the University of West Georgia. I am pursuing a
B.A. in History. For my senior seminar research paper, I am
researching the effects of the efforts of William Thompson and
Cornelius Charlton on inciting action and voices in the black
community. I am looking for relatives or fellow service members to
interview.

Thanks,

Carrielee

Keywords: 24th Infantry, Cornelius Charlton, William Thompson



Entry: 85579
Subject: MIA PAUL FROST K CO JUL 20 1950

Ron Willis wrote on February 26, 2013


City and State: BENTON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: ANY ONE THAT MAY HAVE KNOWN ARE BEEN WITH PAUL FROST.

Keywords: MIA JULY 20 1950. 24INF.TAEJON



Entry: 84381
Subject: RESEARCH HELP

Jeremy Maxwell wrote on October 9, 2012


City and State: RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Hello All,

I am currently working on a PhD dissertation and am
researching African American service in combat during
the Korean War. I was hoping to find either veterans
or family of veterans that would be willing to help me
for the purposes of research. Thank your for your
service and your time.

Respectfully,
Jeremy Maxwell

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Entry: 83274
Subject: OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE

Lee Heft wrote on June 7, 2012


City and State: HAMPTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: On behalf of Dorthy Brooks, and the entire Brokks
Family, I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to
members of the Association that took the time to
travel to Arlington National Cemetary, for the
Internment of Lt. Col. Albert Brooks on 6 Jun 2012.
Your dedication, and love of your fellow soldiers,
and their family, are admirable.
Thank you, again.
Sincerely,
Lee and Pam (Brooks) Heft

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Entry: 82707
Subject: JAMES EASON

Tom Robertson wrote on April 8, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for family members of James Eason from
Oklahoma.

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Entry: 82191
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD, JASPER (JACK) MEEKS

Ami Miles wrote on February 20, 2012


City and State: CLARKSVILLE TN

Unit: K CO, 24TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my Dad,
Jasper Meeks. He was originally from Kentucky, and he
served with K Co, 24th Infantry Regt. He received 2
Purple Hearts; with the second one he was sent home, as
he received extensive wounds to his legs. He
recuperated at Valley Forge Army Hospital, and later
relocated to California. One of his best friends was
Frank Tripett. He passed away in 2002; and I would
just like to find some of his old brothers in arms.

I am also interested in hearing stories from anyone who
has stories to tell. I wish I'd had time to read and
learn about the war years ago....but now that my kids
are grown and gone I finally have some free time. I am
currently reading Korea, the Untold Story of the War, b
y Joseph C. Goulden, and I would love to hear firsthand
stories of what went on. I know it had to be horrible,
as my Dad didn't talk a lot about it, although he did
have a story or two to tell.

Thanks very much, and I thank you all for your service,
and your families for supporting you as you served.

Ami (Meeks) Miles

Keywords: K Company, 24th Infantry Regiment, Jasper, Jack, Meeks,
Tripett, Valley Forge Army Hospital



Entry: 82073
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MICHAEL L KENNEDY KIA 7/7/51 24TH INF. DIV, 19TH INF. REG, G CO. 2 BN

Maryann Mielczarek wrote on February 9, 2012


City and State: WAUSAU WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my
brother, Michael L. Kennedy, who was KIA in Korea on
7/07/51. He served in G Company, 2 BN of the 24th Div,
19th Regiment. He was in a munitions unit I believe.
Michael was hit by shrapnel and was the only casualty
that day. One other man was wounded. I never knew my
brother as was only less than 2 years old when he died.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. He was a
small-built man, 18 years old, dark hair and freckles.

Keywords: Michael L. Kennedy 24th Inf. Div, 19th Inf. Reg., G
Co., 2 BN



Entry: 82049
Subject: MY BROTHER VERNON L. WILLIAMS

Benny Williams wrote on February 8, 2012


City and State: PANAMA CITY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, T/5 Verson L. Williams was stationed at
Beppu, Japan in 1948 and 1949. He boxed as a
bantamweight and, I believe, was the Bantamweight
champion for awhile. I believe his normal duties was
as the Unit Mail Clerk.

He was discharged from the Army in 1949 I believe.
He had enlisted at the age of 15. I remember him
telling me so many times about how he wished he could
have remained in the Army and had been able to fight
with the 24th Infantry Division in Korea.

He was killed in a fall in 1980 in Jacksonville,
Florida while working as a sandblaster and painter.

His family would appreciate pictures of him when he
was a boxer, or personal letters. Thanks,

Keywords: Personal Friends



Entry: 81849
Subject: HISTORY OF THE REGIMENT IN KOREA

Ted Barker wrote on January 24, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Korean War

Upon landing at Pusan the 25th Infantry Division was
initially positioned some one hundred miles north of
Pusan and given the mission of blocking and delaying
advancing North Korean forces down the Naktong River
valley from the northwest. On 21 July 1950 the 3rd
Battalion, 24th Infantry supported by other elements
of the 24th Regimental Combat Team conducted the
first major offensive mission of the 25th Infantry
Division with its recapture of the vital road
junction town of Yechon driving out the North Korean
defenders and repulsing a North Korean attempts to
retake the town. It was considered by the Congress
and the Department of Defense as the first sizeable
American ground victory of the war.

The 25th Infantry Division remained in the upper
Naktong River valley into August in the area near the
town of Sangju. The regiments of the 25th conducted
delaying actions, trading space for time against ever
increasing North Korean pressure. Fearing a North
Korean breakthrough to Pusan along the South Korean
coast the 25th Infantry Division was transferred by
Eighth Army over one hundred miles by trains and
trucks on 1-3 August 1950 to the vicinity of the city
of Masan situated astride the southern coast road
approaching Pusan from the west. By 3 August the 25th
was in its new defensive positions extending some
twenty miles in width from the southern coast north
to the confluence of the Naktong and Nam rivers.

The 24th Infantry Regiment held the center of the
line in rugged mountain ridges and peaks of Subok-san
to include Hill 665 which was to become known as
Battle Mountain and Hill 743 known as Pil-bong. These
mountain peaks had no roads or trails leading up
their eastern slopes making it extremely difficult
for U.S. forces to attack up them, as well as taking
hours to re-supply units on them and to bring down
casualties. Strong North Korean attacks with
overwhelming force hit the 25th Infantry Division
time-and-again. In the 24th Infantry sector, Battle
Mountain and Pil-bong were often overrun and then
retaken in hand-to-hand combat with heavy casualties.
On 6 August during an ambush of elements of the 3rd
Battalion near the village of Haman, PFC William
Thompson, Company M, 24th Infantry, manned a machine
gun in an exposed position and placed accurate fire
on the attacking North Koreans until mortally wounded
giving his unit time to react to the attack. He was
posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his
heroism. Through August and into September the 25th
Infantry Division successfully held its defensive
sector preventing the North Korean forces from
breaking through to Pusan. For this significant
achievement the division including the 24th Infantry,
was awarded a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit
Citation.

In conjunction with General MacArthur's surprise
landing of the X Corps at Inchon on 15 September 1950
the United Nations forces in the Pusan Perimeter went
on the offensive. In the 25th Division sector strong
enemy resistance on the mountain peaks of the Subok-
san delayed undertaking the offensive until 19
September when the mountain peaks and ridges had been
cleared by the 24th Infantry in the face of weakening
but stubborn enemy resistance.

Once the mountains were in friendly hands the 25th
went on the offensive. An attack to the west on two
axes of advance was to be conducted with motorized
task forces one of which consisted primarily of the
24th Infantry Regiment. Starting on 27 September and
moving rapidly that task force brushed aside North
Korean delaying actions rapidly seizing several
Korean towns and in the process managed to liberate
close to one hundred American prisoners. By 30
September the 24th Infantry had reached and liberated
the west coast port city of Kunsan.

In October, after linking up with the X Corps, the
Eighth Army crossed the 38th Parallel into North
Korea while the 25th Division remained in South
Korea. The 24th Infantry and the other elements of
the 25th Division were given the mission of
eliminating surviving fragments of North Korean units
south and east of the city of Taejon which had been
bypassed by American forces and were threatening the
American supply lines. By early November the 25th
Division had successfully accomplished its mission of
securing and stabilizing the area around Taejon and
was moved north to Kaesong to continue the mission of
eliminating pockets of bypassed enemy units along the
38th Parallel.

After rapidly completing that mission, the 25th was
moved north and on 19 November 1950 into the front
lines which by then were deep into North Korea near
Anju. Taking the offensive, the Tropic Lightning
quickly ran into stiff resistance and was thrown onto
the defensive as massive Chinese Communist Forces
attacked and penetrated the Eighth Army line to the
right of the 25th Division and opened up the 25th
Division's right flank held by the 24th Infantry
Regiment. Taking heavy casualties as the Chinese hit
the right flank of the 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry
and with Chinese troops moving to their rear, the
24th Infantry along with the rest of the 25th
Division began a series of delaying actions back down
the peninsula, reaching Kaesong on 8 December and
then south of the Imjin River in South Korea by the
14 December. Continuing Chinese pressure forced the
Eighth Army including the 25th Division to withdraw
further south to the 37th Parallel near Osan by 3
January 1951.

On 25 January the 25th Division participated in the
United Nations counteroffensive reaching the Han
River by 19 February. On 7 March the 24th Infantry
conducted a well executed assault crossing of the Han
as the 25th drove north inflicting heavy casualties
on the Communist forces reaching and holding a line
just south of the city of Chorwon by the end of
March. After crossing the Hantan River on April 11,
the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry attacked a steep
ridge line defended by heavily dug-in Chinese forces
and was initially repulsed. Two days later in bitter
fighting the ridge was taken by the 24th Infantry.

On 22 April the Chinese started a new offensive that
pushed back the United Nations forces including the
25th Division to the area just north of Seoul.
Another UN counteroffensive beginning on 20 May drove
the Chinese back north across the 38th Parallel.

On 2 June 1951 near the town of Chipo-ri, Company C,
1st Battalion, 24th Infantry was assaulting a heavily
defended ridge line when the platoon leader became a
casualty. Sergeant Cornelius Charlton took command
and led a charge up the ridge wiping out three enemy
bunkers with his rifle and grenades despite receiving
serious wounds. His bravery inspired his platoon to
seize the crest of the ridge in one final charge. He
succumbed to his wounds and was posthumously awarded
the Medal of Honor for his extreme gallantry.

By the middle of June the 25th Division had captured
the town of Kumhwa and then on 21 June the Tropic
Lightning was taken off the line and placed in
reserve near Uijongbu. Armistice negotiations started
on 10 July 1951. In mid July the 25th went back on
the line to its previous positions near the towns of
Chorwon and Kumhwa.

While the armistice negotiations were underway the
two sides went on the defensive. The 24th Infantry
Regiment like the other Eighth Army units in contact
with the enemy, restricted their offensive actions to
company-sized limited objective attacks and
patrolling. One of the last significant combat
actions of the 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea
involved the regiment's Company F which on 15
September 1951 near the village of Mando captured a
key Communist outpost with a gallant bayonet and
grenade charge.

Shortly thereafter in conjunction with the
integration of the US Army the 24th Infantry Regiment
was inactivated effective 1 October 1951 at Chipo-ri,
Korea after six Korean War campaigns and 85 years of
continuous service in the United States Army.

The other two elements of the 24th Regimental Combat
Team, the 159th Field Artillery Battalion and the
77th Engineer Combat Company both of which had
rendered excellent direct support to the 24th
Infantry through six Korean campaigns were integrated
and remained active, serving in all ten campaigns of
the Korean War. The 77th continued to serve with the
Tropic Lightning until the 1953 then was inactivated.
While assigned to the Tropic Lightning the 159th
Field Artillery Battalion received a Navy
Presidential Unit Citation for its support of the 1st
Marine Division near Wonju in April 1951. On 12
November 1951 the 159th was reassigned to the Eighth
Army and remained in Korea until 1955.

Keywords: Excerpt from 25th Division History



Entry: 81789
Subject: NEED HOME TOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA

James W. Bolt wrote on January 19, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 24 INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Look for the home town for Artis Abney in South
Carolina.He is carried on the South Carolina roll without
a home town.He was kill in action March 28 1951.Need a
home town address

Keywords: Artis Abner Junior



Entry: 81438
Subject: INFO ON 1/LT ELON L. HOUSE, CO CO C, 24TH INF

Larry Johnson wrote on December 23, 2011


City and State: BELFIELD ND

Unit: HMA-369

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Looking for information on my wife's uncle, 1/Lt Elon
L. House, commanding officer of C Company, 1st Bn,
24th Infantry Regiment who was killed in action near
Kuni-Ri, North Korea on 27 November, 1950. His
remains were never recovered. We would like to find
out the circumstances of his being killed in action
and the location (as close as possible). Perhaps
this will lead to our being able to bring him home.

Keywords: Kuni-Ri, Chongchun River 27 November, 1950



Entry: 81150
Subject: CPL. VERNON W. ROSE, RADIO OPERATOR

Alan Rose wrote on November 24, 2011


City and State: CARRSVILLE VA

Unit: 24TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for people who knew my Dad, Vernon Rose.

He passed away in March of 1985.

I would like to hear some stories about his time in the service. I do not know which unit he was in other than the 24th Infantry, and he was the radio operator for a General.

Basic training at Indiantown Gap. I know that he spent time in Japan, and that he was on his way to the Korean front when the truce was signed.

He played baseball. His tent was run over by a big truck due to light restriction and he was pushed into the mud and survived due to heavy rains.

His unit lost a couple of soldiers due to sniper fire after the truce, they failed to return from a hunting trip and were found the next day.

Keywords:



Entry: 81055
Subject: INFO ON JAMES B. WILLIAMS POW DIED IN CAMP

Patricia (Patt) Riggins wrote on November 14, 2011


City and State: MONTGOMERY AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Any information, remembrances, pictures, etc on James B Williams would be greatly appreciated. He was the younger brother of my father, therefore my uncle. I never met Uncle James but know of him through my father.

Keywords:



Entry: 78137
Subject: LOOKING FOR MILITARY MEMBERS

Earl Rowell wrote on March 9, 2011


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: COMPANY H

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for buddies that fought with me in Korea
I retired in 1969 from ft Riley ks



Entry: 77456
Subject: BOBBY COX

Richard Cox wrote on January 13, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My fathers name was Bobby Cox and he was with Heavy Mortar Co 21st Inf Regt from abt 6/51 - 5/52. He passed away on 7/27/08, he never talked abt the war, he said he drove a jeep for a Sgt1st Class who got promoted to Lt. I would like to hear from anyone who new him or might have pictures of him in korea. Pls contact me at 505-294-5282 or @ gunny-0369@hotmail.com.

Keywords: Heavy Mortar Co 21st Inf regt



Entry: 75044
Subject: DID YOU KNOW PVT. JAMES CRAWFORD/FLA.

Gloria Rozier wrote on June 12, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have known or served with my uncle Pvt. James Crawford, from Tallahassee, Florida, Korean War. I was told that he drove a supply truck. I don't know how long he served, but was told he was sent home, after being captured by the enemy. The enemy later released him to walk back to base, barefoot in the snow. His feet were severely frost bitten. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: nicknames, battles, personal friends, units, frost bitten feet, supply truck, tallahassee, florida.



Entry: 75036
Subject: TWIN TUNNEL

Earl Koyama wrote on June 11, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Seeking anyone who participated in the Twin Tunnel action or have knowledge of a Harold P. Mueller who was a 2nd Lt. at that time.

Keywords: Twin Tunnel



Entry: 75029
Subject: F COMPANY 24TH

Earl Koyama wrote on June 10, 2010


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Seeking parties who participated in Korea with
a then 2nd Lt. Harold P. Mueller during the period of 1950-51.
I am attempting to put a book together and am seeking
any and all information possible re: HPM
Thank you

Keywords: Twin Tunnels



Entry: 74983
Subject: COMPANY C 24TH REGIMENT KOREAN WAR

Kathy Horner wrote on June 6, 2010


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: COMPANY C 24TH REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone that might know more about Comany C, 24th regiment during the Korean War. My father was acting commander from 4-17-1951 to 9-16-1951.I beleive he may have written up the recommendation for Medal of Honor Receipient Corneilus Charlton. He never spoke much about the war.He passed away in 1985. My brother and I are very interested in learing more about this very important time in American history.

Keywords: Company C Jim Ammerman First Lieutenant, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Wagae Korea ,Unsan Korea. Corneilus Charlton, 24th regiment



Entry: 74621
Subject: LOOKING FOR DETAILS ON PFC ROSAMOND JOHNSON WHO DIED JULY 26, 1950

Alison Davenport wrote on May 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for the two wounded that he rescued before being killed in action that day.

Keywords:



Entry: 74547
Subject: ROGER DEALBERT CUMMINGS

Rich Williams wrote on May 1, 2010


City and State: BOISE ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Anyone know of my uncle, Roger D. Cummings from Stockton, CA. His brothers and Sisters loved and missed him until the day they passed. He has one surviving sister, Elinor, who lives in Altadena. Having been born in 1954, I never got to know him and the family never much talked about him or the events surrounding his death. I think I heard that he was a tanker.

Keywords: 19th Infantry Reg, 24th Infantry Reg,



Entry: 73964
Subject: CO. A 24TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Richard Gazarik wrote on March 17, 2010


City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for veterans of Co. A of the 24th Infantry Regiment who may have served with Lt. Leon A. Gilbert Jr. during the korean war.

Keywords:



Entry: 73824
Subject: PHOTOS OF MY GRANDFATHER?

Hugh Jordan III wrote on March 6, 2010


City and State: REDFORD MI

Unit: 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any images of my grandfather. His name was Louis Westfall from Plymouth,MI. He served in Korea in 1950. Our family has just two pictures of him in uniform. I would like to see if anyone has photos that may list him. I thank you for your help.

Keywords:



Entry: 73557
Subject: WILLIAM F. MCMANUS

David Mcmanus wrote on February 14, 2010


City and State: NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: does anyone know my father -- he served in the early part of the korean war -- his name is william f. mcmanus from nj



Entry: 73451
Subject: MY UNCLE JOSE ARTURO (TURY) GUERRA

Eric Guerra wrote on February 6, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that has any info on my uncle.

Keywords:



Entry: 72821
Subject: 25TH ID 24TH INF REG

Albert Symon wrote on December 18, 2009


City and State: OAKLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Albert L. Symon received a posthumous Purple Heart, KIA 14 Sep 50.

I was born in 1956 but was given the honor of his name, a curious distinction. Very little info exact unit, company, etc and lots of background story about the battles, etc. I cannot place my uncle in any certain context nor can be convinced of what the circumstances of his demise might have been. Anyone knowing Albert Lee would have also known about his boxing prowess for which there are various photographs taken while his unit was stationed in Japan.

I don't care about all the hype, one way or the other, except that everyone get closure and know the multitudes who we are all indebted to. So many last names, with little to go on, so little information. We, the descendants, of so many races and walks, had common ancestors on the battle field. It would be very good to know that most of us alive today are connected by events we ourselves never shared. We are more family than we know.



I just need answers too.

Keywords: HASAN-BATTLE MOUNTAIN Aug-Sep 1950





Entry: 71989
Subject: DAD IN KOREA 1951

Dennis Meko wrote on October 16, 2009


City and State: WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My dad Robert Meko died 10/3/09 and was in Korea Jan 51 to 52. Shot machine gun, Bronze Star, 24th from Fort Knox. I have many pictures and a couple 8mm movies. I would like to share the experiences he told me. He would not talk about the war but did tell me a few things.

Keywords:






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