26th Signal Construction Battalion


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 93391
Subject: FINDING OLD BUDDIES

James Taylor wrote on June 24, 2016


City and State: TALLADEGA AL

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY B 1ST PATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was looking for people that i served with during 1952-1955. A few of my nicknames that they use to call me was Bubba and South Carolina.. I would like to reconnect and see where everyone is. I am using my daughters email address.. Look forward to hearing from someone soon,.,, Have a blessed day!

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Entry: 92856
Subject: BERT

Bert Hoffman JR. wrote on March 13, 2016


City and State: FERGUS FALLS MN

Unit: A CO. 26TH SIGNAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 89460
Subject: CO C

Dan Avery wrote on August 6, 2014


City and State: OCEANSHORES WA

Unit: 26 SIGNAL CO C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Anyone alive who served 26 sig co 1952-1954 I now 82 remember some

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Entry: 84227
Subject: MY EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGED LOOK AT ENTRY15550

Roger Smith wrote on September 23, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: NATIONAL CITY MI

Unit: HQ CO 26TH SIGNAL CONST

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: since my original entry 15550 my email address has
changed could not find any way but this to change it
probably are not too many of us left but i thought that i
would do this anyway

Keywords: smitty



Entry: 80236
Subject: A AND B COMPANIES 26TH SIG BN 53-54

Jack Blair wrote on September 3, 2011


City and State: SIERRA VISTA AZ

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My dad commanded A and B companies in the 26th Signal Battalion in Korea in 1953-54. He stayed in the army and later commanded the battalion in the 1960s in Heilbronn Germany in 66-68. He later commanded the 7th Signal Brigade and 7th Signal command. He retired as a BG in 1980. At 83 he is still very active and plays golf everyday and still shoots in the 70's. His grandson has lots of football records as a 4 year starter at Georgia Tech and is currently waiting trying out for several NFL teams

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Entry: 80016
Subject: ALVA J. STRALEY

Steven Whitehead wrote on August 17, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My great uncle was Alva J Straley. Alva died in 1962 at Ft. Hood Texas while active duty. The story has become kinda sketchy through the years but he was in a truck with some other soilders when it flipped. The truck caught on fire and Alva was severely burned. He died days later because of his injuries. This comes from my grandmother, Alvas sister in law, married to Alva's brother Mack W. Straley, retired U.S. Marine Corps.

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Entry: 72944
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY A CO. 26 PEOPLE WHO WERE IN CHUNCHON IN 1953 1954

David Lavery SR. wrote on December 30, 2009


City and State: THEVILLAGES FL

Unit: A CO 26 SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION BN 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Capt MILLER WAS OUR CO

Keywords: We built a open wire line north to Yagu and 2nd ROK CORP AREA



Entry: 72614
Subject: VINAL

Shaun Jones wrote on December 1, 2009


City and State: PRESQUE ISLE ME

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL CONSTRUTION BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that might have served with my Grandfaher Vinal "Buddy" Jones. He was in B company from March 1954 to May 1955.

Shaun Jones

Keywords: Buddy Jones, B company



Entry: 71468
Subject: ALVA STARLY...PLEASE CALL

Harold McKay wrote on August 31, 2009


City and State: BELTON TX

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Please call...

Keywords: Looking for Alva Starly;



Entry: 62996
Subject: TO ADD E-MAIL ADDRESS

Emery W. (Buck) Coffey JR. wrote on November 13, 2007


City and State: TUPELO MS

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL CONST, BN,

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: add e-mail address

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Entry: 61815
Subject: LOOKING FOR 26TH SIGNAL BAT COMPANY B

Joseph Farpella wrote on July 30, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: WATSONVILLE CA

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL BATTALION COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: If you rememer me or this outfit, please answer me.
Hoping to hear from someone soon.
Thank you.

Keywords: I was in Korea from January 1953 until after the cease fire. I was doing aerial construction, pole line construction, etc. I was stationed in Seoul. I am trying to locate anyone who was there with me. I remember Waldo Griffin, Tennesee, Mario Visinonni. I am getting forgetful and don't remember anyone else's name.



Entry: 57369
Subject: 26 SIG CO C

Dan Avery wrote on May 28, 2006


City and State: OCEANSHORES WA

Unit: 26 SIG CO C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: looking for bob cook lst time saw driving for moving co



Entry: 53778
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Dan Avery wrote on October 27, 2005


City and State: OCEANSHORES WA

Unit: 26TH SIG CO. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: looking for joesh borbas he worked on radio



Entry: 39876
Subject: ANY ONE REMEMBER MY DAD

Patrick Flannery wrote on January 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad Pvt.Frederick(Archie)Flannery from Framingham,MA. has spoken of his time in Korea from time to time but say's he can't remember any one he served with.He recieved a Bronze Star Possibly on the Imjin River.If any one remembers him please Email me.

Keywords: I think C.co 26th Construction



Entry: 38774
Subject: CO. 'B' 26TH SIG. CONST. BATT.

Kenneth (Hoot) Gibson wrote on November 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone connected to company "B", 3rd Platoon (I think). I played softball for co. team and baseball for batt. My Sgt. was Sgt. Peterson. My pl. leader was Lt. Fick. My squad leader was Cpl. Porter. Also there was Sgt. Leaf. Some of my squad members were: Wilkinson, Martella, Rileyand gosh I can't remember the rest. We built a phone line south of Seoul. Would like to hear from anyone. Thanks

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Entry: 30215
Subject: MAIL CLERK, SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR,RADIO COMM.

Clifford Clavette wrote on December 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORT ST. LUCIE FL

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL BN CO. C CHUNCHON KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from you.

Keywords: Cliff, Mailman,



Entry: 30214
Subject: MAIL CLERK, SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR,RADIO COMM.

Clifford Clavette wrote on December 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORT ST. LUCIE FL

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL BN CO. C CHUNCHON KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Cliff, Mailman

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Entry: 30213
Subject:

Clifford Clavette wrote on December 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORT ST. LUCIE FL

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL BN CO. C CHUNCHON KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Mail Clerk, Communication, Radio,

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Entry: 20571
Subject: LOOKING TO HEAR FROM SOME OLD BUDDIES

Howard Marshall wrote on November 12, 2001


City and State: CHILLICOTHE MO

Unit: 8TH ARMY 26TH SIGNAL CO. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served with a Sgt Branch, and was on tdy at chunchon for several months

Keywords: Looking for Buddies who served in C Co 26 Signal between nov.1953 and Feb 1955



Entry: 16309
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY FATHER

Traci Welch wrote on May 4, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for someone who might have known my Father. His name is Richard Chamlee. He passed away 2 yrs ago and I do not have info on what Co he was with. I do know he had a very good friend named Bill Parker and a Lt Hojanack(sp?). Also there was a Chaplain that he was friends with that helped my Mother get a bus ticket when he returned state-side. All I know is that he was a line-man, and was a bit on the wild side. If anyone knows him or knows anyone who might haved served with him, please let me know. We are trying to locate something to show his service, unfortunatly any papers he had have been lost and we have been told that the records were burned. He recieved a purple heart while in Korea and I would greatly like my Mother to have something to show for this. Also we cannot have his military marker placed untill we can locate something. Thank you so very much.
Traci Welch
dntwelch@bellsouth.net

Keywords: Bill Parker Lt Hojanack(sp?)



Entry: 15550
Subject: 26TH SIGNAL CONST. BN.

Roger Smith wrote on March 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NATIONAL CITY MI

Unit: CO.'C' - HQ, - HQ.CO. - ADJUTANT SECTION BN. HQ.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Drafted Sept.11, 1952 (21st birthday). Did my basic and school at Camp Gordon Ga. Finished January 31, 1953. Shipped overseas Febuary 1953. Arrived in Korea and assigned to Company "C". I was a lineman for awhile and then ran the Company Tool Supply under the command of Lt.Bolt. During my time as lineman 3 of us were assigned to lay field wire to Radar Mountain. We started and shortly were fired upon to get our attention. We had gone about 300 yards into a minefield. Phew! we were lucky to get out of that one. I was released from Company "C" on August 18, 1953 and assigned to Hq. and Hq. Co. as Co. Clerk under Captain Charles Clark and SFC Alva J. Straley the first Sargent. One of my best buddys was Mike Corneaola (spelling ?) one of the cooks. Being Company Clerk I was one of the last guys to eat, but Mike took good care of me. When we had stake I allways got a huge one. Mike would show me two stakes, one very small and the other huge. He would say "Smitty the large one is yours, the other is the Col.'s. Heh heh I loved it. Took R and R to Japan November of 1953 with good buddy Walt Macklin. We saw Jazz at the Philharmonic at the Ernie Pyle Theatre November 13, 1953.My last few months I was transfered to the Adjutant Section at Bn.Hq. Up till the time that I left no other man had been in the outfit as long as I had. Before I left I was due for a second R and R but they wouldn't let me go. I left for home on July 12, 1954. Some of the guys I remember follow --- Bob Cook - Kay B Page - Sonny Baumann - Don Katz - George Kuhn - Jim Melason - Paul Vale - Mel Tortcris - Sam Gallegos - Charlie Young - Herb Myers - Walt Macklin - Sam Rosa - Dominic Digilio -Jim Erickson - Les Gerringer - Cecil Kanter - Bob Kuchta - Jim Melanson - Paul Connolly - Jim Huffstetler - Harvey Reizenman - Grady Rogers - Dave Seitzer - L.D.Stringfellow - Les Burton - Ken Kroll - E. Quackenbush - John Bucsak - Jim Brewer - C.D.Bertino - Ben Boelman Jr.- Bob Campbell - Wally Collett - Jim Curtis - Jim DeRosia - Nels Eclholm - Bill Erickson - Bob Kuchta - Joe V McNeel - Bob Thompson - Ed Timm - Bob Thurston - Lloyd Trennepol. I know I have missed several of the guys, this is the best I could come up with. Like to hear from you guys. Roger.

Keywords: "Smitty"



Entry: 14378
Subject: 26TH SIGNAL CONS. BN. CO.B PHOTOS

Blane Franca wrote on January 17, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LIVINGSTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I just aquired some photos of the 26th signal cons. Bn. Company "B". On the back of one picture it says: S.f.c-Tournation C.p.l.-Fisher P.s.c-Hastings

I have alot of photos. Please write back with any information.

Thanks

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Entry: 14359
Subject: 26TH SIGNAL CONS. BN. PHOTOS

Blane Franca wrote on January 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: LIVINGSTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: On the back of one picture it says: S.f.c-Tournation
C.p.l.-Fisher
P.s.c-Hastings

I have alot of photos.
Please write back with any information.

Thanks

Keywords: I just aquired some photos of the 26th signal cons. Bn. Company "B".



Entry: 14284
Subject: 26TH SIGNAL CONST. BN.

Lester Wheeler wrote on January 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: FOXBORO MA

Unit: 'A' CO. - HG. CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the 26th. from early Jan. 1953 to early Jun. 1954. Was assigned to 'A' co. in Chun-Chon for first 3 mos. then assigned to Hg. Co. Seoul for remainder of tour.
Would like to hear from any of the people who were there during that time. Some of the names I remember: Quackenbush from AZ.: Bill Bashell: Younglove: Albright: Larry dorfield form NY: Lang from RI: Mel Tortores from TX: Barbarow from West VA: McKay: Adams of 'A' Co. from MA. Vinny Pasani of 'A' Co. from NY: Bowman: Hoffman: Malanson from MA: Lit Clark: Reed of 'A' Co.: Mchand: and a few others. I have kept in touch with Kratzer and George Kuhn of PA. Hope to hear from some of you.

Les Wheeler

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Entry: 12930
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Robert Pruitt wrote on November 13, 2000


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: HQ-HQ 22 SIG GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD BUDDIES THAT SERVED DURING
PERIOD DEC 1953 FEB 1954------
ODE SATTERFIELD --- SCOTTIE WESTFALL----DICK HATCHER----LT MACKEY----

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Entry: 8441
Subject: LOOKING FOR JAMES RYAN

Donald Kelly wrote on May 5, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to contact James Ryan, a former Lt. in a division recon Company during the Korean war.

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Entry: 6778
Subject: 26TH SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION BN.

Emery W. (Buck) Coffey wrote on February 7, 2000


City and State: TUPELO MS

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 8075 signal air ground liaison company--1951

Keywords: Was operations Sgt 26 Sig Const Bn 1952.



Entry: 5721
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Richard G. Murray wrote on December 19, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: PERKINS OK

Unit: 26TH SIGNAL, 22ND SIGNAL GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I arrived in the 26th in 53 and rotated in 54. We were about one mile north of 8th Army in Seoul.Sgt Carrender was 1st Sgt.Where is Al Summers From Reno?

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