25th Machine Records Unit










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Entry: 89863
Subject: 255H MRU(M)

Thurman Moody wrote on October 28, 2014


City and State: MISSION TX

Unit: 25TH MRU (M)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was an MP desk clerk in Ft Jackson, SC, until the training division closed down and since I was a typist, I was transferred to the 25th MRU (M) in Ft McPherson, Atlanta, where I was immediately put into keypunch school in downtown Atlanta. Upon graduation I was assigned to the midnight shift as a keypunch operator with Elizabeth Roberson (our supervisor) and remained in that position until we were sent as an intact unit to Korea. I have a few remaining photographs of the trip and memory of seasickness of many of our members. I was very lucky, as I sat on the landward side of the ship going from Seattle to San Francisco watching he horizon bob up and down and encountered a mild case of seasickness. I was quite fortunate as most other members of the company were wishing for something else as they heaved over the side. Mess was in what seemed to be the most violent bouncing part of the ship, trays would leave you and go either to the right or left and when it came back to you there was no telling what would be in it. I was taken off the ship in the Yokohama harbor and quartered in the Finance Building and was assigned to the keypunch department a short distance from where Tokyo Rose used to broadcast from. Until many years after discharge I thought I was the only one from the unit that was placed on TDY in Tokyo. Because of my job and sleeping accommodations I had not had the opportunity to meet other members of the company and did not realize that other members were on TDY in Tokyo also. I do not remember having done any Morning Reports in Tokyo; my memory is doing work such as putting on cards remarks from white soldiers giving their reply to questions regarding the integration of the service. I have one vivid memory of Tokyo, and that is having to stand shoulder to shoulder with a Japanese policeman on each side watching MacArthur leave when he was fired by President Truman. We lined the street from his residence at the US Embassy to the Tokyo airport, one GI and one Japanese policeman. I was at the very end of the chain next to the airport and saw him enter the Super Constellation airplane upon his departure. Sometime after his departure I rejoined my unit in Korea where I learned that they had headed south when the Chinese entered the fray and were put on a ship and spent some of the monsoon season at sea. MacArthur would not let them land in Japan because he was afraid the media would say that we were evacuating Korea. Since our unit did not have cooks, etc., we were assigned I believe, to Headquarters & Headquarters Company EUSAK for chow and maybe billets which were Quonset huts. I remember once that an officer from HQ performed an inspection on our Quonset hut and got incensed and wrote several of us up because he noticed that we used the rubber band from condoms to blouse our trousers on our combat boots. He said that the condoms were supplied to his men free and they were not to be used for that purpose. He learned a good lesson; our CO informed him that we did not obtain our condoms from his supply, we bought our own. I worked as a key punch operator for several months and then was assigned as an analyst where I stayed until leaving. One big gripe with the company was that there were no promotions from the time we arrived until we left, and several men that were privates when we left Atlanta were shipped over as sergeants. My enlistment plus the involuntary extension was coming to an end and I finally got my orders to leave. I was discharged from Ft Sill Oklahoma after serving 3 years 9 months and 14 days in this (that) man's Army.

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Entry: 87013
Subject: FRIENDS OF THE 25TH MRU

Jack C. Whisonant wrote on August 16, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 25TH MRU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: So many good memories and so many have passed away. Just wonder

who is left!

Keywords: If anyone would send an email, it would be deeply appreciated.



Entry: 61700
Subject: HUNTING GI

Joseph Richardson wrote on July 22, 2007


City and State: TITUSVILLE FL

Unit: 20TH MRU--KQMD

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just found this site. I am trying to locate a GI who was in the 25th MRU--name of Prosser. Cannot remember first name. Do remember nickname of "Punchy." Have some important info for him.

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Entry: 50730
Subject: LOOKING FOR HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Mike Province wrote on May 10, 2005


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: 65TH MRU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I need stories, pictures, manuals, etc. to create a book and an
online history of IBM punch card systems used by the U.S.
Army in mobile MRUs.

Mike

Keywords: punch card tab machine records unit



Entry: 49712
Subject: WHERE IS EVERYBODY??

Jim McNulty wrote on March 22, 2005

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City and State: FLY CREEK NY

Unit: 25TH M.R,U. (M) TAEGU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Anybody left out there at my advanced age and having a computer so that they know this site is available for trying to get in touch with memories of more than 50 years ago?? Totally lost contact with just about everybody that I was with in those years, but never forgot the experience of knowing such a collection of great guys. Paul Huggins, Simmy Watson , Doug Shaw, Pete McNeill, Joe Bones, Tom Magill, Harry Trausenecker, George Merson, etc., etc. it could go on for pages. Have many photographs which most of you would probably want to avoid looking at (I try not to, also.) Anybody there who remembers me or any of the names I've mentioned???

Keywords: 108th M.R.U. Governor's Island May, 1949-Oct. 1950
4th M.R.U. Tokyo GHQ Nov. 1950-Oct. 1951
96th M.R.U. Ditto Ditto
25th M.R.U. 8th Army Hq, Taegu Oct 1951-June 1952



Entry: 46705
Subject: KOREAN WAR MRU'S

Wallace F. Smith wrote on November 7, 2004

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City and State: WALNUT CREEK CA

Unit: 9TH MRU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Veterans History Project solicited my record, then said it was "unsuitable" and suppressed it. I can send you a copy if you get in touch.

Keywords: Fort Dix, Tokyo, Sgt Woodford, MSTS, MP, Decorations and Awards



Entry: 43578
Subject: 9/50-3/52

Robert L. Prosser wrote on June 5, 2004

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City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit: 25TH MACHINE RECORDS UNIT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: From Sep 1950 thru March 1952.
25th Machine Records Unit.



Entry: 43577
Subject:

Robert L. Prosser wrote on June 5, 2004

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City and State: HONOLULU HI

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 11550
Subject: MEMBER 25TH MRU TO DS TOKYO

Paul O. Aikey wrote on September 7, 2000

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City and State: RENTZ GA

Unit: 25TH MRU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I shipped out from Ft. McPherson, Gerogia on the orders FTMAG 370.5 Dated 1 September 1950.
SUBJECT: Movement of Unit to Port of Embarkation.

I was assigned to the Second Platoon 1st Squad Leader
Humble was in the same platoon. I know many of the ones on the original orders have passed away. I have a copy of the original orders that I found in my rat pack. I sent a copy of them to Rusty after the reunion at Myrtle Beach last year.

I shipped out before the unit moved on to Korea from Tokyo. I remained in the Army in Data Processing until I retired in 1967 as a M/Sgt.

I am now retired again and have a home here in Gerogia near the town where my wife grew up. I also have a home near the Pentagon in Wasghington DC. My address there is 5607 Tilia Ct. Burke, Va.
22015.

My memory is not great but I do remember some of the long days and nights we worked in Tokyo trying to get ready to take over from the 96th and alotho my memory for names is still bad I do remember many when I see them in the list. If any one else would like a copy of the original orders I would be glad to email them from the copy I made on my PC.

My email in GA is paikey@pcnow.net and the one in VA is duffer@netzero.net.

I play golf as much as possible (high handicap) and spend time on the computer playing stock games and keeping in touch with the family. We have a good golf course here in GA and it is not as expensive as most. It is in the boon docks (we all know where that is) but I really enjoy it.

Last years reunion was good and I hope many of you that are able will try to make it next year.

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Entry: 4525
Subject: 4TH AND 25TH M.R.U.

Jim Davenport wrote on November 8, 1999

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City and State: FLOWER MOUND TX

Unit: 4TH - 25TH M.R.U.

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Comments: You two have done a fantastic job. It is a great site. A donation is on the way
Jim

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Entry: 3187
Subject: JERRY BRYANT - 4TH AND 25TH MRU

Jerry G. Bryant wrote on June 27, 1999

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City and State: GARLAND TX

Unit: 4TH - 25TH MRU, 8TH ARMY

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Comments: This site has allowed me to look up guys in my company who I went through basic training with at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Dec-1949 to Mar-1950 and to find out that ten of them were killed in the Korean War and nine others were wounded. It also led me to finding out more about a childhood friend who was captured, moved north on a train in North Korea in late 1950, told to get off the train at a tunnel to be fed, and instead the North Koreans started shooting our soldiers and killed everyone except my friend and two others. My friend was wounded up his right side and thought dead but American forces were driving north and came across the scene and he was saved. I was with him when he came home to West Virginia; his eyes were sunken in his head and he was not much more than skin and bones. He was one of the fortunate ones though; if you can call that fortunate.

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