279th General Hospital










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Entry: 94694
Subject: SEBASTIAN J. AXTMAN

Sebastian Axtman wrote on June 14, 2017


City and State: FT. PIERRE SD

Unit: 9TH INFANTRY 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served in Korea June 1953 to July 1953
We were moving the Main Line of Resistance back 1000 Yards.

We were on our way to the shower point and on arriving , we were getting of the truck and an expulsion occurred. come to fine out later after being in the Hospital in Osaka Japan fro a month. someone had place a sand bag full of gernades on the truck and had not re pressed the cotter pins on the gernades thus the expulsion.

well about 25 people were hit by fragments some bad other not so bad . I had wounds in legs and feet.

I'm looking for someone that may remember this happening?

Keywords: Served near Yohgphong central KOrea with the 2nd Division 9th Regiment



Entry: 91564
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW MY DAD

Michael Ritz wrote on July 18, 2015


City and State: PIKEVILLE KY

Unit: 279TH GEN. HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Dr. James C. Ritz was a dentist stationed at the 279th Gen. Hospital during the Korean War...I would like to hear from anyone who served with him. Our family came over in 1952 and we lived in Hamadera Park near Osaka...My father is gone now but he spoke highly of his time in Japan and the people he worked with...

Michael Ritz

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Entry: 90854
Subject: 279TH GENERAL HOSPITAL 1953-54

Margie Belt wrote on March 23, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 279TH GENERAL HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served as a Medical Tech (Corporal) on the first floor from 1953-54. I have a few
photographs of the building and patients. Would love to hear from anyone who
remembers me.
I received a very nice letter from Barbara Wise in 2005. She worked on the third
floor. Charlotte Haney worked in the X-ray department.

Keywords: 279th General Hospital
Osaka
Japan
Korean War
Medical Tech



Entry: 80928
Subject: I REMEMBER THE 279TH

Thomas Ryan wrote on November 7, 2011

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City and State: SPRINGFIELD OR

Unit: CO, H, 19TH OF THE 24TH

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Up and back 3 times last time woke up paralyzed,
Finally got to the CO tent, They tagged me ans sent
to a MASH Unit and then to the 279th Hospital Took
them 2 months to figure out my problem. Sent me back
to Army-Navy in HotSprings. Was completely
paralyzed by then, Spent 9 more months in there and
finally mustard out with a Permanent disability.
Lots of stories to tell.

Keywords: KOREA; Basics in Hawaii, then went into the Hawaiian
24th Taro Leaf division and over to Pusan, Gen Black
the ship. Have 3 battle stars Was a #1 gunner for an
81 Mortar, Then voluntered for a radio operator.
Wound up as a Forward Observer. Not a good time. too
many losses. Met a Movie star while there woo woo
wished I could remember her name, Getting senile at
80years



Entry: 79358
Subject: ARMY 7TH CAV

Rene H. Gonzalez SR. wrote on June 18, 2011

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City and State: SAN MARCOS CA

Unit: CHARLIE COMPANY 60MM MOTOR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Wounded on hill 200 nov 6 1951, after I made it to the MLR, I was taged and sent to a mash unit, given a morpine shot and transported to train... off at Yungdonpo where I had my first surgery... on the 9th I was flown to the 279th gen hospital in Osaka,Japan, I had 2 more surgerys...On Dec 6, flown to the states via Hon HAW on Dec 7...On Dec 13, after leaving Travis AF, flown to Madigan Army hosp on the Ft. Lewis Base, Tacoma, WA...Trans to Letterman Army hosp in Sa Francisco, was med discharged in May 52 from Letterman.

Keywords: Hill 200 and 199 outpostĀ 



Entry: 78192
Subject: OSAKA ARMY HOSPITAL

David Bloom wrote on March 14, 2011


City and State: TAMARAC FL

Unit: ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Barely remember the name of the unit. I myself was not a medic but worked in the administrative offices of the hospital. I felt I was permanent cadre - even though I didn't spend much time there.

Keywords: i was stationed at the Osaka Army Hospital from about November 1951 until approx May 1952 at which time i was sent back to New Jersey to be mustered out after Pres. Truman allowed anyone with 33 months of active duty to be discharged.



Entry: 77153
Subject: 279TH GENERAL HOSPITAL

William Devlin wrote on December 17, 2010


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My aunt, 1st Lt. Mary T.Devlin ANC (deceased), served in FECOM from Feb. '51 to Dec. '52 with the 279th GH, 382d GH, 3rd Field Hosp. and 21st Evac Hosp. Most of her Army records were destroyed in the MPRC fire and our family records were also destroyed in a fire.
As one of her only surviving family members I would like to memorialize her service to our country for the family and would appreciate any first hand recollections and or photographs that can be shared.

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Entry: 71473
Subject: INFO REQUEST

Paul Zika SR. wrote on September 1, 2009

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City and State: LANASTER NY

Unit: C CO. 2ND ENGR. COMBAT BN, 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Other

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Entry: 71472
Subject: INFO REQUEST

Paul Zika SR. wrote on September 1, 2009

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City and State: LANASTER NY

Unit: C CO. 2ND ENGR. COMBAT BN, 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Other

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Entry: 61220
Subject: 279TH GEN HOSP

Bobby J. Vaughn wrote on June 5, 2007

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City and State:

Unit: A CO, 5TH CAV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Spent 2 months as a patient at 279th, Oct 51 to Dec 51.Went from there to Nara for rehab then back to A co. 1st Cav had been pulled from Korea to Hokkaido, Japan. I remember the fast train from Sugimotojo to Osaka.Went to Osaka on crutches.Long time ago. I was 18 then, 74 now. God has been good to me.

Keywords: Hill 346, A co, 5th Cav.



Entry: 54429
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Chuck Walling SR. wrote on December 1, 2005


City and State: SOUTHPORT NC

Unit: 279TH GENERAL HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

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Entry: 53620
Subject: MARINES AT CAMP SAKAI 1953

Joe Cullen wrote on October 15, 2005


City and State: MILFORD CT

Unit: 9TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: looking for marines that were stationed at camp sakai ,names pictures etc,

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Entry: 50515
Subject: CAMP ZAMA

John Marr wrote on April 29, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was born at Camp Zama Hospital in september, 1957. I am very interested in learning about the camp. I noticed that the Govenor of Guam was born in October, 1957 at the same hospital.

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Entry: 49711
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Leo Henson wrote on March 22, 2005

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City and State: PRATTVILLE AL

Unit: 25TH QM CO 25TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was station at Kanaoka with the 25th Div. just before the Koarea war .



Entry: 49250
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF HOSPITAL CAMP ZAMA

Raymond Felker wrote on February 27, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My son was born at the Army Hospital Camp Zama on 12 Dec 1956. I am collecting photos of my Navy career for a life story I'm preparing for my children and need a picture of the hospital.
Appreciat any help.

Ray Felker

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Entry: 41411
Subject: 279TH GEN HOSPITAL CAMP SAKAI JAPAN

Edward Evanko wrote on March 1, 2004


City and State: SEASIDE CA

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I deployed with the 279th General hospital from Fitzsimmons Army Hospital Aurora, CO to Camp Sakai Japan in Jan 1951 and served until Dec 1953.
Returned to Osaka Japan in 1970 to view Expo 70. Because of time constraint, was unable to travel to Camp Sakai area (Sugimotocho Station). Returning to Osaka o/a Apr 6 2004 and will attempt travel to Sugimotocho and Kanaoka Bks (home 382nd Gen Hosp). Would like to hear from former members of the 279th both while at Fitz and Sakai. Best Wishes to all. Ed

Keywords: The 279th GH



Entry: 39178
Subject: WEDDING AT 279TH

Clyde Trueax JR. wrote on December 15, 2003

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City and State: FITZWILLIAM NH

Unit: EASY CO., 2ND BTN, 1ST MARINE DIV,, USMC

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Interested in communicating with anyone who attended my wedding to Red Cross Hospital Worker, Faith, 23 November 1953, at the hospital chapel, 279th General Hospital. There were a number of patients at the wedding, and since all records seem to have disappeared, am greatly interested in first-hand witnesses who can verify. Happy holidays to all.

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Entry: 39177
Subject: WEDDING AT 279TH

Clyde Trueax JR. wrote on December 15, 2003

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City and State: FITZWILLIAM NH

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 39176
Subject: WEDDING AT 279TH

Clyde Trueax JR. wrote on December 15, 2003

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City and State: FITZWILLIAM NH

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 38881
Subject: SAM SANDS

Anna Sands wrote on December 2, 2003

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City and State: WAVERLY IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Samuel H. Sands served in the Korean War. For a Christmas Present I am putting together a scrapbook about the Korean War. He has some pictures and I have also gotten some information off of the internet. Does anyone know my grandfather? Or is anyone that served in this war willing to give me some basic information about your time served to help me with my project. Thanks very much.

Keywords: On most of the pictures HILL 281 is written on the back of them. If this means anything to anyone.



Entry: 30314
Subject: KOREA VET. WIFE AND CHILD

N. Dean wrote on December 10, 2002

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City and State: PULASKI TN

Unit: 11THAIRBRORNE AND 10258MARINECO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 21419
Subject: OCTOBER 1952 TO JULY 1953.

Raymond (Ray) Dorulla wrote on December 11, 2001

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City and State: VALPARAISO IN

Unit: 7TH DIV. 32END REG. EASY CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was there from October 1952 to July 1953.
Drove a Jeep for Col. Royal R. Taylor 32 Reg. 2end
Bat. Commander.

Keywords: Baldy, Porkchop, Erie, arsonal



Entry: 17492
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Antonio Vargas wrote on June 21, 2001


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: 279TH GENERAL HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I worked with doctors and nurses aswell as enlisted personnel.

Keywords: I am trying to find friends that served with me in the 279th from Jan. '51 to Jan. '52. Please email me with any information.



Entry: 11825
Subject: WANTING INFORMATION ON HELPING A KOREAN WAR VET'S WIDOW.

James Todd Huber wrote on September 18, 2000

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City and State: WOODRIDGE IL

Unit: NOT A VET, JUST A FRIEND OF A VET'S WIDOW

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I live in an apartment complex where I have met a lovely woman who is a widow of a Korean War veteran. She has received a letter about a year ago promising her a monthly check to help support her since it was a war related disease/cancer that took his life. However, a full two years has passed and she has not received any money. What can she do to claim this. Are there people she can contact? Organizations? Etc. I am contacting you because she cannot even afford a telephone service. Please help us. Thankyou.

Keywords: Friends of widow's vet



Entry: 9135
Subject: CARL LESTON STRICKLIN

Carl Leston Stricklin wrote on June 2, 2000

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City and State: JONESBORO AR

Unit: 279TH MEDICAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 279TH MEDICAL

Keywords: osoka japan 279th medical general hospital



Entry: 4829
Subject: BERNATONIS, FRANK P. - BRONZE STAR

Helen Bernatonis wrote on November 13, 1999

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City and State: SUNRISE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: DID YOU KNOW MY DAD - FRANK P. BERNATONIS - IN 279TH - 45TH DIV - RECEIVED BRONZE STAR FOR MED. CO.
THANKS, HELEN
HAVE 3 PICTURES OF HIM WITH FRIENDS

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