279th Infantry Regiment Tank Company










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Entry: 92149
Subject: RICHARD L

Tim Gardner wrote on November 9, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 45TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 279 INFANTRY REGIMENT, HEA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in the 45th infantry division of the 279 infantry regiment. He was in a heavy tank company. He was wounded in action near Chorwon, Korea, 19 May 1952.

Keywords: 45th infantry division, 279 infantry regiment, heavy tank company. Chorwon, Korea, 19 May 1952.



Entry: 84489
Subject: WANT TO KNOW OF MY FATHER

Daniel Winters wrote on October 23, 2012


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: would like to know who he was with his unit

Keywords: 279th Infantry Regiment Tank Company



Entry: 81992
Subject: WILLIAM M. KENNEDY (BILL)

W. Michael Kennedy JR. wrote on February 5, 2012


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT TANK COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad never seemed to want to talk about it...guess it
was pretty bad. Here's what I know. he came out of
Ft. Knox Kentucky with Company B 83rd Reconnaissance
Battalion 3rd Armored Division 2nd Platoon Got
this info from the Company photos he has, they were
taken in January 1953 and I beleive they left for
korea shortly after that as he had told me he was in
Korea for about 6 months then the war ended and they
were there for another 6 months or so. He once
mentioned he was with a bastard tank outfit and was
attached to a South Korean outfit. I rmember him
mentioning Christmas mountain and Moosunee? but said
he couldn't remember..His Discharge papers say he
served with...quoting here...MED TNK CO 279th INF
REGT... anyhow his health is failing now and i always
wondered if he would get to talk to an old friend or
commrade if it would make him feel better about
things. What these guys did was huge! South Korea
is a thriving country with millions of people living
in a free society because of what they did there.

ps I remeber as a kid him telling me about things
they did after the conflict ended, apparently they
would clear the minefields and stack the mines along
the road for pick up, well the guys would get
together and spend all day digging under huge
boulders on the side of the mountain, pack the hole
with mines and then set them off just to watch the
boulder go down the mountain...also told me they were
out screwing around hillclimbing with tanks and they
rolled one and knocked off the turrent, i beleive
there was trouble ovr that! they would get a bunch
of guys together and go deer hunting with big drives
and give the deer to the koreans, who were very poor
and used to root through the garbage. He said the
deer were small. They went fishing with grenades
too! who needs bait! Have some pictures too, one
with the guys standing around a stream full of cans
of beer getting cold! so guess there was some fun
and games for those guys too!

Keywords: Christmas Mountain



Entry: 66950
Subject: ANYONE KNOW CARL LEROY SMITH???

David Smith wrote on August 20, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Anyone know SFC Carl Leroy Smith, 279th 45th divison he was in hokkaido japan from 53 -54. Anyone with information Pleas let me know. thank you

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Entry: 65925
Subject: SGT. ANTHONY

Robert Mackowiak wrote on June 4, 2008


City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Lookiing for anyone who knew my Uncle, Tony Torsiello. He was in the 279th Regt. in Korea from 52 to 53 I think. He was a Sgt at the time. He doesn't talk about it much, and I tried to provide all I know that helps.

Please email me! I have pictures and uniforms too!



Entry: 61179
Subject: FRANK BASSETT AND SGT. ALFORD HOLDEN

Gina Bassett wrote on June 1, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Hi. Trying to get info. My dad (Frank Bassett) served in Korea. Pulled a commrade, Sgt. Alford Holden, out who was KIA (2/20/53). Apparently he was put in for some medal which he never received ( don't know if it was never processed or what) Any infomation might help.



Entry: 47614
Subject: FORMER TANKER

Roy Floyd wrote on December 20, 2004


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: TANK CO, 279TH REGT, (BEGGS)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for former members of Tank Company, 279th Regiment, from 1954-1958 and former members of HHQ stationed at Okmulgee.



Entry: 32492
Subject: I MISS MY DAD

Jeffrey (Jeff) Boguslofski (Bogus) wrote on March 4, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: STOWE VT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad just recently died from Cancer (Feb 03). He didn't talk much about the Korean War. He taught my two brothers and myself to respect this country and everything it means. If there is anyone out there that can help me, I would appreciate it. I am looking for information about the Battle of Christmas Hill. He was is the 279 infantry 45th division. He shot a heavy mortor. Please give me any information about this.

Thanks.

Keywords: Battle of Christmas Hill



Entry: 24623
Subject: COMUNICATE BUDDIES

Albert Savell wrote on April 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: FREEPORT TX

Unit: TANK CO 179 INF REGT 45 DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 45 return to US transfer to 21 div 279 inf regt tank co winter of 53 in yangu valley traning on dodge range leadership school Chun Chon names of some I remember Henery J Surhn. Luther Powell. J D Thomenhic.

Keywords: hill # 1229 Yangu Valley South Kansas line



Entry: 23928
Subject: ANYONE KNOW A CHARLES DALEO?

Robert (Bob) Miller wrote on March 14, 2002


City and State: NORTH BABYLON NY

Unit: 279TH INFANTRY REGIMENT TANK CO. 45TH INFANTARY DI

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, who is alive and well sevre in the Korean War in 1951 to 1953. He fixed tank radioes and head communtions for his company the Thunderbirds. If anyone know him email me. He goes to a reunion every year on Long Island Vets. He when to one of the whole division in 1998.

Keywords: My grandfather was in the 279th Infantry Regiment Tank Co. 45th Infantry Division. He was in Porkchop Hill and Heart Break Ridge.



Entry: 22739
Subject: ANYONE NO A CHARLES DALES?

Robert (Bob) Miller II wrote on January 29, 2002


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was in the war from 1951 to early 1953. Left a little after 1953 started. repair tank radioes. Head of communtion in his unit.

Keywords: Charles Dales he repair tank radios. Communtion department.



Entry: 22659
Subject: CHARLES DALES

Robert (Bob) Miller II wrote on January 26, 2002


City and State:

Unit: HEAVY TANK 279 INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: anyone know charles daleo?

Keywords: 279th Infantry regiment heavy tank.



Entry: 22658
Subject:

Robert (Bob) Miller wrote on January 26, 2002


City and State: NORTH BABYLON NY

Unit: HEAVY TANK 279 INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 21008
Subject: 4TH PLATOON SERVICE COMPANY

Robert Federighi wrote on November 26, 2001

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for members of 4th platoon Service Company between 52 and 53

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Entry: 15719
Subject: TANK BUDDIES

Kelly Oney wrote on March 31, 2001

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I wanted to add this message to my previous one to say that this site really works!! My father in law Ted Oney has gotten in touch with quite a few of the men that served with him. He has gone to 2 reunions!!He even searched the internet and found the phone number to a man he left on some hill over 48 years ago and when the man answered the phone he said " It's Teddy Lee Oney" which only his mom and sisters called him!
Thanks again for all of your help. If anyone would like to get in touch with Ted he does have his own emil address now. Jazz@hdo.net
Thanks again,
Kelly Oney

Keywords: Operation Dagmar and 245 tank



Entry: 10836
Subject: POSSIBLE TANKER REUNION

Dick Hanson wrote on August 5, 2000


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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 10196
Subject: TED L. ONEY

Kelly Oney wrote on July 8, 2000

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Okay, Okay, so I was in the wrong unit posting information. I was so excited for my father in law that I over looked the exact unit. Ted L. Oney was in the 45th Division of the 279 Tank Company from 51 -52, he was a SFC. Ted also was awarded the Bronze Star for June 16 1952.He is looking for any of the guys he served with. I am hooking him to the internet for a late Fathers Day present. So he will be here with more info. He and I were so excited to start looking I'm here. He asked a lot of names but we limited it to just a few...for now. He would like to find. Sgt. Paul B. Sheffer, Charles S. Snowden, Sg.David Laird ( I think there is a photo of him on a tank) "Big" John Crowley and William T. Ashley. He has lots of photos and of course memories he would like to share. You can email me with info for now. He'll be up and running his own computer soon! Thanks for any help you could send.
Kelly

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Entry: 5230
Subject: UNIT MEMBER

J.R. Coston wrote on November 23, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: BROKEN ARROW OK

Unit: HEAVY TANK CO. 279TH INF. 45TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: DON'T FORGET THE THUNDERBIRDS!!!

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