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Entry: 96603
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Emily Schilling wrote on October 29, 2018


City and State: FREDONIA WI

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE 45TH INFANTRY DIVIS

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I am searching for anyone who may have known or served with my grandfather Allen
Schilling. He passed away in 1990 before i was born.. I did recently send away for
his records but not receive much info besides his discharge papers. He served in
the 279th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division from October 1950-
September 1952. He did also receive a purple heart during his service. Not much
info is known of his time in the service, because he never talked about it with his
children/family. Any information can really help me. Thank you

Keywords:



Entry: 95382
Subject: OTTO A AMMONS

Janice Cole wrote on February 27, 2018


City and State: WEAVERVILLE NC

Unit: 279 INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Recently married into a family where my husband's great grandpa had a twin brother OTTO A AMMONS. He was in 279th Infantry Regiment | co3 bn 45th Infantry Div, army. in North Korea. He was listed as KIA or MIA on March 20, 1952 and they told his family they don't know what really happened to him and his body was not found. They did a funeral and headstone in Mars Hill NC, but are still unsure of what happened. My husband's great grampa is doing horrible in health and not expected to be around much longer and the one thing he talks about most is the army plaque of his brother and wishing he knew what happened to him. If anyone knows him, or knows OF him by way of serving with him, records, or family of veterans, pictures. PLEASE contact me. jjmather4@yahoo.com. I'm writing this in 2018, so my contact info is up to date.

Keywords: OTTO Ammons, 279th infantry regiment, 4th infantry, korea, kia, Mia



Entry: 94154
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN ANTHONY E MAGALE

Michelle Palmeri wrote on December 29, 2016


City and State: CT

Unit: COMPANY I, 279TH INFANTRY, 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any information, pictures, or stories about my Grandfather, PVT E-2 Anthony Magale, from Brooklyn, NY. He was wounded on December 26, 1942 in Korea. The paperwork received did not specify where in Korea he was wounded, only that it was unknown location. He entered military service in 1951 or 1952.

Please email mlpinct9@gmail.com

Keywords:



Entry: 93908
Subject: WARREN SOLTWEDEL

Jim Hammer wrote on October 31, 2016


City and State: EFFINGHAM IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my great uncle Warren Soltwedel. All I know is that he served in the U.S. Army during Korea. His tombstone reads SFC Co. L 297th Infantry Korea. I have not found anything on a 297th Infantry in Korea so I am assuming that it should be 279th. He passed away in an automobile accident in 1966 and his widow remarried and has since passed. Just looking to see if I am headed in the right direction

Keywords:



Entry: 93883
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY DAD EARNEST DALE YOUNG

Robbin Lynn wrote on October 21, 2016


City and State: ROSCOMMON MI

Unit: KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for some information on my late Father . Who passed away June 15-1994. His Name is Ernest Dale Young. Born October 1-1931
He served in the Korean War . He Entered July 1952 Detroit Mich. And served to May 1954 he was discharged from Fort Sheridan. Illinois . He was in the PVC Company 279th Inf 86. His Major Course in the Service was Field Wierman.

Keywords: Nickname was Jiggs



Entry: 93654
Subject: SAD NEWS

Robert Bauer wrote on August 26, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 4-31ST INFANTRY 10TH MOUNTAIN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi All,
I have some sad news to report. My grandfather served with HQ 279th during Korea in 1952. His name is Raymond DeMarco and is not doing well. He has been admitted to hospice and doesn't have much longer I believe. If anyone would like to visit him or attend the funeral when the time comes, he currently resides in Port Charlotte, FL. He suffered a stroke recently and can no longer speak. He also has no use of the entire left side of his body. He is too weak to eat and has a feeding tube and his organs are slowly shutting down. I don't know too much about his service to help out, but what I do have is the following: He has a Korea service medal with bronze star and an occupation of Japan medal, and I was told he was a full bird Colonel. Thanks for your time and any support that is provided.

Keywords:



Entry: 93131
Subject: NOT SURE

Gene W. Dennis wrote on May 12, 2016


City and State: CLEBURNE TX

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY UNIT L 3BN

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Hello my name is Ella Carter and I visit a nursing home in Cleburne Texas where I have met Mr. Gene Dennis. Mr. Dennis has fought for our country in 3 wars World War I, Korean War, and in Viet Nam. He showed me an a 2014 Guidon Newsletter and his name was on the list of people that they were wondering what had happened to them. He told me he would just liked to talk with someone who could relate to what it was like during those times. If nothing else he wished he could be put on some kind of mailing list. He said in I believe 1952, I could have the date wrong but he was in a picture of Stars and Stripes he was sliding down a snow covered hill. That was when he recieved his Purple Heart, he sure wishes he could get a copy of that. The address is his and the phone number mine. Thank you hopefully there is something you can do.

Keywords:



Entry: 92870
Subject: INFO ON HOW TO FIND OUT LOCATION WHERE MY HUSBAND

Betty Walker wrote on March 17, 2016


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: 27 INF REG. 3RD BATTLION ASSIGNED TO CO. C

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My husband Warren D Walker fought in Korea 1950-1952. He was there 1 yr and 6months
He is deceased. I'm am applying for benefits and i need to find where his unit was.
Betty Walker
4807660151

Keywords:



Entry: 92548
Subject: ROBERTSON ( RED )

Matthew Robertson wrote on January 14, 2016


City and State: NEWARK DE

Unit: 1ST BATTALION 279TH INFANTRY 45TH DIVISION CO. D

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello Im trying to find more info about my Grandfather Staff Sergeant Harry M. Robertson Aka Red. All he has told me is that he had a few friends one was a Medic From Ca and there was another Guy From Jersey City New Jersey. I do not remember there names. He was telling me a story and that he was out one night and his friend and him got lost and was going the wrong way and that there was a guy they never got there name and told them to turn around and to go in the other direction to there company. And told me that guy saved there life and he never got too thank him.. So for who ever you are I say thank you for him....

Keywords: Pork chop Hill, Bally, Red



Entry: 91961
Subject: CO A, 279TH INF REGIMENT, 45TH INF DIVISION

Jack Bodman wrote on October 4, 2015


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle, SFC Stanley (Stan) Edwards, was in Co. A, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. Im trying to get information about his time in Korea as he was very quiet about talking about it with anyone, even my father who was a survivor of Iwo Jima. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2004 before I had a chance to see if he would open up to me, a fellow vet. As with many other vets, his records were destroyed in the fire in St. Louis and as such Im having some difficulties in reconstructing his records.
Ive been told that his unit was activated in July, 1950, sent to Camp Polk (now Ft. Polk), LA in November, 1950, arrived in Hokkaido, Japan in April, 1951, landed in Korea in late December, 1951 and that he returned home around July, 1952.
Im most interested in finding out about his experiences, the men he served with, the battles/engagements he was in, his platoon, etc. Ive been told that he was awarded the Bronze Star for actions in Korea, however, with the loss of his records, I dont know why. Any information is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Jack Bodman, Captain, USAR (ret)

Keywords: Co A, 279th Inf Regiment, 45th Inf Div



Entry: 91320
Subject: WAYNE INVERSON WROTE ON JUNE 17, 2004

Paul Schifano wrote on June 3, 2015


City and State: CAMPBELL CA

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Regarding Entry:43856 : Wayne Inverson wrote on June 17, 2004; You wrote that you are searching information about Lt. Edward Ednie of the 2nd Batallion of the 279th infantry who was killed in a minefield at Christmas Hill on July 16,1953. Thank you for writing about this incident; because, after all these years I never knew exactly what happened to him. All I knew was that someone stepped on a mine back there so we're going back. I passed the word to the others in front about using caution for mines going back. We were widely spaced when we walked through that area which was customary on the front line so I wasn't close to him when
that happened. I don't recall much more than that, but I'm sure he must have been that person.
Proud to have served with him. Paul paul999888@aol.com

Keywords:



Entry: 89124
Subject: CO D 279INF

Taralyn Cook wrote on June 7, 2014


City and State:

Unit: CO D 279

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have written on here before about my grandpa, however, before I had sent off for his records and was told they were destroyed in a fire. I sent off for them again the second time with more information I had received from a gentleman on here and got some of them!! I know he was a munitions handler and then later a radio operator. I know he was inducted into the army on 13
Oct 1950, he went from Japan to Korea and landed in Korea at Inchon on 28 Dec 1951 and left 30 July 1952. He landed back in the states on 8 Aug 1952. I have so much more info than I did before but I still don't know if they were in any battles over there, where those may have been, or anything that happened while there. If anyone has any information on that I would be so grateful to hear of any of it.

Keywords:



Entry: 88646
Subject: INFO ABOUT 279TH REG. IN KOREA & GRANDFATHER'S BRONZE STAR

Sean O'Mara wrote on March 30, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 279TH REG. OF THE 45TH DIVISION KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Robert Papineau served in Korea with the 279th from 1952-1953. He was a bronze star reciepant, yet never discussed his service over in Korea. If anybody has any info or served with him I am very interested. Both him and his identical twin brother served. Thank you.

Keywords:



Entry: 88312
Subject: WRITING ON KOREAN DOLLAR

Kevin Culwell wrote on February 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hello there,

I'm a US History teacher and started at WW II lesson recently. One of my students brought in his grandfathers old material (pictures, newspapers, and currency). I guess he must have served in the Korean War as well because there are a few Korean dollars in the stash. On one of them the front side is encrypted with Sunday July 1952, Combated on the Goland po. On the back Combat is war in Golang po is hand written along with the message (excuse the racial inference) this was collected from that dead gooks on the fields at Battle of Golang po; CHO. BC. I tried researching this battle or anything like it but come up with nothing. I was hoping to gain some insight. Thanks.

Keywords: Golang po



Entry: 87916
Subject: HQ CO 279TH 1953-1954

Van Jones wrote on December 16, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for communications personnel.

Keywords:



Entry: 87886
Subject: ALBERT F. SYLVESTER

Jamie Sylvester wrote on December 11, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi all,

I am looking for any information about my Grandfather's service during the Korean War between the years 1950-1953. He served in the Unit CO L, 279 Infantry Regiment and the Famous 45th Division. He was from Oklahoma. I know that he was in Camp Polk for a period of time around 1950-51.

Thanks!
J. Sylvester

Keywords:



Entry: 87316
Subject: COMPANY D 279TH RCT, 81MM MORTAR

Ada Soto wrote on September 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking to see if anyone remembers my dad Francisco
Soto who
served with the Thunderbird Oklahoma 45th
Infantry,279th RCT ,
Company B and D. He did 81mm mortar in Korean War.

Keywords: Yally,Robertson also known as Red,James Jim West
from
NY,Gonzalez from California



Entry: 87216
Subject: BAKER CO, 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Mark A. Scott wrote on September 16, 2013


City and State: WATAUGA TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am seeking information concerning my father SFC Roy D.
Scott. He passed away on 09/02/2013 in the VA Madical Center
in Johnson City, Tennessee. He spoke very little of the war
and we hardly know anything about his service. I am
interedsted in knowing where he was in Korea and what battles
he fought in. I believe that he was in the Chorwon Valley
during the winter or 1951-1952.

Keywords: Chorwon Valley, Iron Triangle, Kenneth Beardsley, Joe Ross,
John Whiting, Donald Reddick, Lt. Mackey, April 4, 1952



Entry: 86761
Subject: 2ND LT DON E OLMSTEAD

Ron Romanowicz wrote on July 20, 2013


City and State: KATONAH NY

Unit: COMPANY C, 27TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: PMC alumni are seeking information about Lt Don E Olmstead who
was KIA 11/27/52 Our information is that he was killed during a
night patrol.

Keywords: KIA 11/27/52
C Company Commander
Night patrol



Entry: 86755
Subject: LOOKING FOR COCO OR DELGADO

Carmelo Tanteri wrote on July 19, 2013


City and State: BETHPAGE NY

Unit: 279 HEAVY MORTAR 45 INFANTRY DIVISION OKLAHIMA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 85316
Subject: MATTHEW F. COMSTOCK

Gene Allen wrote on January 26, 2013


City and State: MENTOR OH

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: He was a field wireman in (HQ Co.??) of the 279th
Infantry Regiment and saw action in some battles for
Old Baldy and Heartbreak Ridge. Am attempting to find
if these were Unit Citations or perhaps for personal
acts of valor. Will appreciate any information you
can offer. If you have or know where any information
can be found please contact me
Thank you.
Gene E. Allen

Keywords: My cousin Matthew F. Comstock passed away January
16,2013. During his funeral service it was pointed
out that he had received two Bronze Stars for his
service in Korea circa 1953.



Entry: 84762
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER

Taralyn Cook wrote on November 20, 2012


City and State: SEDALIA MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am searching for information on my grandfather, Carl
Jack Dennis. He was from Missouri and served in Korea.
He was in the 45th division, 1st battalion, 279 infantry.
He passed away when I was 11 and he never told anyone
in the family about his military time and I didn't have
time to ask. I filled out the form 80 but his records
were destroyed in a fire in St. Louis. I have no other
information to go on and don't know what to do to find
out more. I do have all of his medals from his uniform.
I am hoping anyone with information can email
me as soon as possible. I would appreciate any
information anyone can give me.
Thank you!

Keywords: 45th Div, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry



Entry: 83346
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTOS/STORIES GERALD (JERRY) MITTEN K CO 279THREG 45TH DIV

Barbara Gemmell wrote on June 14, 2012


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: K CO 3 BN 279 INF RGT 45 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for stories, photos, anything about my cousin
Gerald (Jerry) Mitten. He was KIA 6-11-1952 during
Operation Counter from what I have found. I would love to
hear from anyone with any knowledge of his last days. I
was only 3 when he died and would like to know more about
him.
Thank you all for your service and sacrifice. We are the
Land of the Free.....Because of the Brave. - Barbara

Keywords: Gerald (Jerry) Mitten, KIA, Operation Counter, Pork Chop
Hill, Agok, Chorwan, 6-11-1952, June 1952,K CO 3 BN 279
INF RGT 45 INF DIV,



Entry: 82470
Subject: KOREA CO.B 279REGIMENT 45TH INFANTRY DIV.

Cynthia Cuevas wrote on March 15, 2012


City and State: ALHAMBRA CA

Unit: CO. B 279TH REGIMENT 45TH INFANTRY DIV. KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: MY DAD, SGT. JOSE C. CRUZ WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH
WITH MEN HE SERVED WITH IN KOREA, JOQUIN PEREZ OF SAN
JOQUIN VALLEY, JOHN SACRAMENTO OF HAWAII, LT.
DAVENPORT, LT. ROSE OR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN HIS UNIT.
PLEASE E-MAIL OR CALL OUR HOME. 626 576-4197 MY DAD
IS FROM GUAM AND IS NOW LIVING HERE IN CALIFORNIA.
THANK YOU HIS DAUGHTER, CYNTHIA

Keywords: JOQUIN PEREZ OF SAN JOQUIN VALLEY,JOHN SACRAMENTO OF
HAWAII



Entry: 82432
Subject: PROUDLY SERVED KOREAN VET

Cynthia Cuevas wrote on March 11, 2012


City and State: ALHAMBRA CA

Unit: CO.B 279TH REGIMENT 45TH INFANTRY THUNDERBIRDS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I'M WRITING ON BEHALF OF MY DAD, HE WILL BE 80 THIS
YEAR. HE REMEMBERS SOME NAMES OF THE MEN HE SERVED
WITH IN KOREA. HE STILL HAS SHRAPNEL IN HIS ARM HE
WAS HIT AT SANDBAG HILL WAS BURIED ALIVE UNDER
SANDBAGS HE WAS DUG OUT HE WAS WOUNDED WITH SHRAPNEL
OTHER INJURIES, THE ASST. GUNNER LOST HIS LEG. HIS
NAME IS LI JONG HO. MY DAD WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM
ANYONE HE SERVED WITH, LT. ROSS, LT. DAVANPORT,
ANYONE IN THE SQUAD. MY DAD TELLS US OF THE
UNBEARABLE CONDITIONS THEY HAD TO ENDUR. HES VERY
PROUD TO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMY, HE IS OUR HERO HE
IS SGT. JOSE C. CRUZ .

Keywords: SANDBAG HILL,PORKCHOP HILL, LI JONG HO, HILL 845



Entry: 82032
Subject: PAUL G. FIELD 279 INF RGT 45 INF DIV

Aaron Young wrote on February 7, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am just trying to find out any information on my
Grandpa that I just found out about. Thanks for any
help or information you can share.

Keywords: KIA 6/9/1952



Entry: 81581
Subject: 279TH CO. K

Mike Nelson wrote on January 1, 2012


City and State: MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: on jan 22 1952 my dad tom nelson sgt.first
class Co.K 279th.recieved wounds upon retrieving a
wounded
man .My father passed this spring and I would like to
put a name to the man.my dad was from missouri and had
red hair an big ears

Keywords: 279th Co.K



Entry: 81444
Subject: EDWARD J. HENRIKSEN 52-53

Edward Henriksen wrote on December 23, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: SEWARD AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Edward J. Henriksen from Greenwich CT passed way April
12th, 2011. Served on the front line 52/53. Pax
Vobiscum, Dad

Keywords: 45th Infantry Division 279th Thunderbirds Easy Company



Entry: 80806
Subject: ARMORY

David Alderman JR. wrote on October 25, 2011


City and State: MOORE OK

Unit: RETIRED NAT GUARD

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: i was riding in okla and came to the town of beggs
okla and seen the old armory there the armory has
been closed for yrs now but on the front there is a
plaquethat has the cross rifles and a letter e in the
middle i was wondering what unit that was there it was
an old wpa armory. thank you

Keywords: derert storm iraq afghanistan



Entry: 80193
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER CPL JOSEPHUS JAMES

Jerin Wells wrote on August 30, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather Josephus James just passed away Friday August
26th. He was with Co D 279th Infantry Regt. Was just wondering if
anyone knew him. Eventhough he was my Grandfather, he was the
most honest and humble man I've ever met.

Keywords:   Co D 279th Infantry Regt



Entry: 79259
Subject: RICHARD PANKEY IS LOOKING FOR BUDDIES HE SERVED WITH DURING THE WAR

Richard D. Pankey JR. wrote on June 10, 2011


City and State: SPANAWAY WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi:

My Dad- Richard Pankey is looking for buddies he served with during the War. He served with the 45TH Inf Div for some time before being transferred to the 2ND Inf Div. He does not remember which Regiment he served with, so I am leaving this message at each of the Inf. Div sites. He does not have a computer or e-mail access, so please contact him at his home

Thank You

Keywords:  



Entry: 78614
Subject: 278TH OR 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Sandy Richardson wrote on April 17, 2011


City and State: MT. CARMEL TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to locate some info on my father's unit 278th INF Div from the National Guard that served in Korea between 1950- 1952. I was told that the 278th Infantry was reorganized and redesignated as an armored calvary regiment in 1977 which indicates that soldiers from the regiment were used as replacements for other units in Korea. If anyone has any information or know my father please send me the information. My father passed on in July 1991. Thanks.

Keywords: HQ,HQ CO 2nd BN278th INF Regt.



Entry: 78569
Subject: OLD PICTURES

Karen Kite-Magreevy wrote on April 12, 2011


City and State: CHECOTAH OK

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have several scrapbooks of pictures my father took in his time in Korea. His name was David Kite, he was in the 45th Division, 279th Infantry, Company K. He was a medic during his time in the Army and wounded on 12 April 1952. I am thinking about making an online album of these pictures. I will be donating them to the 45th Infantry Museum in Oklahoma City in the next year.

Keywords: David Kite, Chorwon, Korean War, Pictures of Buddies, 45th Division, 279th Infantry, Company K



Entry: 78217
Subject: JAMES LEACH

Lee Benson wrote on March 17, 2011


City and State: SAINT JOSEPH MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: The James Leach I know was a Ranger who faught in Korea --- he related many events of that experience to me . This would have been in the years of 1955 thru 1958 as students at tri-state college ANGOLA ,INDIANA

James and his wife are from Morehead, Kentucky James was an Engineering student and his wife taught scool in Coldwater Michigan ....really good folks .James had memories that at certain times of the year were debilitating to him

Keywords:



Entry: 78215
Subject: JAMES LEACH

Lee Benson wrote on March 17, 2011


City and State: SAINT JOSEPH MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: The James Leach I know was a Ranger who faught in Korea --- he related many events of that experience to me . This would have been in the years of 1955 thru 1958 as students at tri-state college ANGOLA ,INDIANA

James and his wife are from Morehead, Kentucky James was an Engineering student and his wife taught scool in Coldwater Michigan ....really good folks .James had memories that at certain times of the year were debilitating to him

Keywords:



Entry: 77586
Subject: 279TH VETERANS

Neal Cocke wrote on January 24, 2011


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I had a response to my original post regarding the 279th in Korea through June 22nd 1952. This was the day my dad, Cpl. Hoyt Cocke Co. G (BAR man )was wounded on or around Dagmar. A veteran, Mr. Fall (I believe) responded with email. I had trouble on my end and his mail was lost. Please send another with phone as I would love to talk with you. I believe that you had mentioned that you were wounded May 27th.

Keywords: 279th, G company, Dagmar. Old Baldy, BAR, June 22, 1952, Hoyt Cocke



Entry: 77552
Subject: 279TH REGIMENT BATTALION 1 COMPANY A

William Jackson wrote on January 22, 2011


City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Seeking information on my father Arthur G. Jackson called haticul. B.A.R. gunner 279th company A. Father described battle where a wwll vet named harjo picked up a fifty caliber machine gun and brought them off a mountain after being surrounded by chinese. He would never talk about anything but harjo. Believe to be on hill 255 on April 14, 1952. This would put them up there before operation convert. Family would like to know as a korean vet would not talk about what he did. Only about what others did. Thank you

Keywords: Hill 255, Hill 266



Entry: 77248
Subject: JIM MUSSATO, 45TH THUNDERBIRD,LOOKING FOR BILL DAVIS OF POWDER SPRINGS, GA

Tracey Thomas (Hussey) wrote on December 26, 2010


City and State:

Unit: DAD'S ARMY 45TH THUNDERBIRD

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad (Jim Mussatto, James G. Mussatto, of Wilsonville IL wanted me to try to find Bill Davis of Powder Springs, GA. THey served together in Korea in 1951-1953.

Keywords:



Entry: 77099
Subject: INFORMATION NEEDED

Galahn Kilgore wrote on December 10, 2010


City and State: HUNTSVILLE MO

Unit: FOX CO. 279TH INF. REGIMENT 45TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in Fox Co. 279th Inf. Regiment, 45th Inf. Division in late 1952 and until the truce was signed in 1953. Does anyone remember me?

Keywords:



Entry: 76255
Subject: FOX CO. 279TH INF. REGT.

Philip Le Donne wrote on September 26, 2010


City and State: COLLEGE POINT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANY ONE THAT KNEW SSGT.FRANK T. FURINO
WAS A MEDIC WITH FOX CO. 279TH INF. REGT.45TH DIVI.
KOREA 1953/1054



Entry: 75889
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Richard Strong wrote on August 23, 2010


City and State: BIGFORK MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information about my uncle Cpl Richard P Strong who was killed at the Punchbowl on Octoer 2, 1952. He was from Michigan.

Keywords: Cpl Richard P Strong, 279th Infantry Reg, 45th Infantry Div.
Punchbowl
Michigan



Entry: 75712
Subject: CPL HOYT P COCKE WIA 6-22-1952

Neal Cocke wrote on August 6, 2010


City and State: RICHMOND VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am interested in speaking to anyone that may have served with my father from his days in basic, through Hokkaido and his service in Korea up until his wounding on june 22, 1952. I have many questions about the 279th in general and may be able to share a few photos that my mother still has of my Dad form that period. He was a BAR man in George company from late 51-until June 52. He was wounded while assualting a hill on that day. Please contact me at anytime. God bless all of you who served in Korea.

Keywords: Old Baldy, Dagmar, BAR June 22,1952



Entry: 75237
Subject: 279 INF REG. 45TH INF. DIV.

Estel Brewington (Ezell) wrote on June 26, 2010


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for informqtion about my uncle Cpl Roy E Pendleton that wa killed in action on April 12, 1952. It was near Old Baldy and Pork Chop HIll. Most of his family is gone now. I am 70 yrs old and Roy was my favorite uncle. Any information about him would be so wonderful, a photo of any kind would thrill me. I know there are not many left. I want anyone who reads this to know that I Thank you from the Bottom of my heart. May Godd Bless You All



Entry: 74828
Subject: 45TH INF.DIV. 279TH REG.1952

Stephen Malone wrote on May 27, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad ,James I. Malone,passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on May 25th.He was wounded in action as a radioman on april 14th,1952.It was on Hill 255 and Cpl.Doyle Crow and PFC James Foley were also involved.There is an Army Times article relating to that evening's events,but seeing as he just passed away I was wondering if anyone remembers any other information.He was proud of his service,but he never talked about it much.He attended a number of reunions over the years,worked for Veterans Services,and served as Commander of his local VFW post.Any recollections responding to this post would be greatly appreciated by his family.Thank you for your consideration and your past service.

Keywords: Company A 1st Battalion



Entry: 73950
Subject: DO YOU KNOW CARL DENNIS??

Taralyn Cook wrote on March 16, 2010


City and State: SEDALIA MO

Unit: ARMY-INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served in Korea and I just found out he was with the 1st Battalion 45th Division 279th Infantry Company D. He died when I was a kid so I never got to ask about his military history and am looking for any information anyone can provide to help trace the family tree! Thank you so much.

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Entry: 73804
Subject: WONDERING IF MY DAD SERVED

Jim Jarrett wrote on March 5, 2010


City and State: ENID OK

Unit: UNCERTAIN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Gentlemen:

My dad, R.C. Jarrett Jr., said he served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. He also went by "Pete."

He passed away recently, and I want to know if he ever served.

His sister had no recollection of my dad serving, but he always told me he did.

He said any evidence of his serving in Korea was probably burned up in a fire at the NARA facility in St. Louis.

While I've found some bits and pieces, an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946 from Fort Ord, I haven't found out anything about his service in Korea.

I am not even certain what unit he was in, but figure it was probably infantry, possibly a reserve unit.

Thank you.

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Entry: 73716
Subject: SGT JOHN POSTOAK

Jesse Moffett wrote on February 25, 2010


City and State: COVENTRY RI

Unit: CO H 279TH INF, 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was John' radio operator when he was FO for 81MMs. Would like to know if anyone knows about him.

Keywords: Korea 52



Entry: 73715
Subject: SGT JOHN POSTOAK CO H 279TH INF

Jesse Moffett wrote on February 25, 2010


City and State: COVENTRY RI

Unit: CO H 279TH INF, 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Korea 52



Entry: 73704
Subject: ELMER PIERCY

David McCullough wrote on February 24, 2010


City and State: BALTIMORE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i was wondering if anyone knew my grandfather? his name was Elmer Joesph Piercy from Baltimore,MD.he passed away Jan,2002. don't know much about his service any stories, pictures or anything would be a great help, thank you.

Keywords: Elmer Joesph Piercy, 279inf 45div



Entry: 73098
Subject: PVT. GERALD KNOWLES

John Nelson wrote on January 12, 2010


City and State: BRIGHTON MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information about Pvt. Gerald Knowles. He was from Fenton, MI. He was my Mother-in-Law's brother and she would like any information about him and/or the circumstances of his death. He was a BAR man and was only in Korea for a short time before he was killed on 10/18/1952. I will edit any responses before she sees them. Thanks

Keywords: BAR, Knowles, 10/18/1952






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