287th Quartermaster Mobile Refrigeration Company


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Entry: 88694
Subject: 1953 TO 1955

Lawrence K. (Larry) Lange wrote on April 7, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 287TH QUARTERMASTER REFRIDGERATION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

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Entry: 87964
Subject: TRYING TO CONNECT WITH 287TH QM MOBILE REFER PERSONNEL

Chip Evans wrote on December 23, 2013


City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit: 287TH QM MOBILE REEFER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm the grandson in law of Dennis Reeves, a Georgia native who served honorably in the 287th QM Mobile Reefer unit. Dennis is great and doing well but doesn't get on email and doesn't really talk on the telephone much. I'm active duty Navy and have great interest in linking up with some of those he served with in the Army during his time in Korea. Alll I know right now is that he was in the 287th QM Mobile Refrigeration Unit.

I would LOVE to link up with anyone who worked with the 287th QM mobile reefer unit. I don't even know if I'm refering to the unit properly, to be honest. Dennis is in his mid-80s right now. He speaks of his time with the 287th in Korea as some of the fondest memories he has. My goal is to collect some pictures - maybe even some with him in them as he has none - some unit insignia/patches, ideas of the uniforms, daily life, stories, etc., and just learn a ton about the history of this unit during its time in Korea.

From what Dennis tells me, I know he was enlisted and likely in his late teens (18/19 years old) at the time he was in Korea. His main base was Yong dong po, korea, southwest of Seoul and 'across the river' from K16 air base. He tells stories of 'Bed check Charlie' dropping explosive rounds out of what he described as a byplane that somehow, the gunners on K16 never could seem to take out of the sky. He goes on to describe about how this 'bed check charlie' would keep he and the guys up at night and on their toes flying over Yong Dong Po and riddling the area with explosives hand dropped over the base!

He made runs daily from Yong dong Po into Seoul and further north to service the guys on the front lines, 3rd batt USMC, I think...the guys he describes as those who 'were really in the thick of it'. He drove large tractor trailers of sorts delivering refrigerated foods and drinks.

Dennis, now affectionally referred to as Great-grandpa by my daughter, is extremely proud of his service in the US Army, and his service to the cause during Korea. Our family, myself especially, would be deeply indebted to anyone who could help us trace this period of his life and understand and record the 287th's history - and his. Of course, we'd love to connect with someone who may have served with him and knows him, but would be equally grateful to see pictures of Yong dong po, the vehicles used by the 287th, uniforms, the motor depot, etc. The gold mine for us would be a picture with him in it showing uniforms, implements of daily life on the base or in the field. We currently have nothing.

God bless all those who read this, God bless those who served honorably in Korea. Thanks for your time in reading this. And thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to call or email me to share pictures, stories, or ways I can find out more information to honor Dennis and the Korean vets he served with.

Keywords: Just know that he trained on Ft Eustis in Virginia prior to deploying, where he learned how to drive the large trucks he later delivered food supplies with inside Korea, based from Yong dong po.



Entry: 86179
Subject: MARCH 1053 TO JULY 1954

Norman Martin wrote on May 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 287TH QM REFER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

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Entry: 83205
Subject: 28TH GENERAL HOSPITAL

Edwin Wood Ray wrote on May 30, 2012

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City and State: ATMORE AL

Unit: APO21

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to know who all remembers. I will be 85 Friday June 1st

Keywords: Was over the 28th General Hospital . Had a daughter born there by Dr. Donald Dockery. Helped find housing for enlisted men with families.



Entry: 21426
Subject: 287TH REFRIGERATION CO.

Charles Boyer wrote on December 12, 2001

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City and State:

Unit: 287TH REFRIGERATION CO.(MOBILE)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 23rdQ.M.GP. 287TH REFRIGERATION CO.

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Entry: 19530
Subject: 287TH QM CO.

Thomas Mey wrote on September 21, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: OLATHE KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in the 287th QM Co., Korea in 1957 and 1958. I have a lot of pictures of that time but no names other than Tom Lucas. My father passed away in 1986, when I was only 17. If anyone has any information about my father at all please contact me. It would mean so much. Thanks.

Keywords: Robert M. Mey, Korea 1957-1958







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