2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion


Photo by Hal Barker



2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion

The Battalion’s lineage originated 15 Aug 1917 with activation of the
30th Engineer Regiment (Gas and Flame).

Redesignated 1st Gas Regiment 13 July 1918; demobilized 18 Feb 1919;
reconstituted in Regular Army on 24 Feb 1920; redesignated
1st Chemical Regiment on 5 Feb 1929; inactivated 15 Apr 1935;
2nd Separate Cml Bn (Motorized) activated 16 Apr 1935, less Medical
Det and Cos B , C & D, which were activated 1 Apr 1942; redesignated
2nd Cml Bn, Motorized, on 20 Aug 1943; redesignated 2nd Cml Mortar Bn
on 31 Dec 1944; inactivated 26 Jul 1946; reactivated 1 Feb 1949;
redesignated Hq & Hq Det, 2nd Cml Bn on 23 Jan 1953; deactivated
19 Dec 1973; reactivated 1 Sep 1981;

Now a smoke generation and decontamination unit stationed at Fort Hood,
Texas, as part of the 13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM).

When the 2nd Cml Mortar Bn was redesignated on 23 Jan 1953, the 461st
Inf Bn (Heavy Mortar) was activated and took over all of the men and
equipment of the 2nd Cml Mortar Bn and continued to operate as a
separate battalion with no change in mission. This spelled the end of
chemical mortar battalions as the 4.2 inch mortar was fully integrated
into the infantry.



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2nd Chemical Mortar Bn Association

Note: Bruce is the prime contact for the Association, mail him.

Email: belliott@conknet.com
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Entry: 86191
Subject: INFO ON MY DAD CHARLES BROWN

Steve Brown wrote on May 14, 2013


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: 3/10 CAV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: We are looking for any one that remembers my Dad Charles Brown.
He was a Sargent and Cook with the 2nd.

Keywords:



Entry: 84826
Subject: LT. COL. CHESTER THOMAS HARVIE

Gayle Harvie-Margolis wrote on November 27, 2012


City and State: DURHAM ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Col. Harvie passed away on 11/26/2012 in Tehachapi, CA.
He was 95 years old.
He served in Korea from Nov. of 1952 to Jan. of 1954
and was wounded in the vicinity of Chupori, N.Korea in
July of 1953. He was awarded the Silver Star in the
same month for service in Chipsil-li, Korea.
Any memories or rememberances can be sent to the above
address.

Keywords:



Entry: 83089
Subject: E-MAIL CHANGE | 5/51-4/52 HQ FWD

Percy Premeaux wrote on May 22, 2012


City and State: LAKE CHARLES LA

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 82478
Subject: INFO ON MY DAD, HUIE SKILES

Mark Skiles wrote on March 15, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLINTON TN

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father, Huie Skiles. He
was a corporal in the 2nd Chemical Unit and was wounded
in the line of duty. The injury eventually took his life.
I would just like to hear from anyone who could tell me
any stories about him during his time in service.

Keywords: Skiles, chemical, Huie



Entry: 80886
Subject: COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE

Frank Campo wrote on November 3, 2011


City and State: LOMPOC CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle, Robert Fitzgerald from Flora Illinois was
assigned to A Co, 2nd Chem in late 1950/early 1951.
He held the MOS of 4812. I am attempting to have the
Combat Infantry Badge awarded to him. The Department
of the Army needs any witness statements that the
unit was constantly taking fire and was conducting
fire missions against the North Korean Army. They
also need any verifications that the unit was overran
by enemy forces in the spring of 1951.

Keywords: A Company, 2nd Chemical Battalion



Entry: 80814
Subject: BLUE PLATOON

John Carrano wrote on October 25, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: BROOKLYN NY

Unit: BAKER COMPANY 2ND CML MORTAT BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Left iron triangle in Febuary 1952 went to punch bowl
on east coast.relieved marines. was F.O. outpost #51
21 and 11. Hill 854 overlooked napalm ridge.Remember
oficers Yeager, Burley,Hoffine and Wheat. Sgt. copper
Ballew. Relieved in november 1952 after big push.
Hot rod alley ring a bell. DeLeo and Dorch KIA.

Keywords: was known as rocky.was foward observer on hill 854



Entry: 80813
Subject: BLUE PLATOON

John Carrano wrote on October 25, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: BROOKLYN NY

Unit: BAKER COMPANY 2ND CML MORTAT BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Left iron triangle in Febuary 1952 went to punch bowl
on east coast.relieved marines. was F.O. outpost #51
21 and 11. Hill 854 overlooked napalm ridge.Remember
oficers Yeager, Burley,Hoffine and Wheat. Sgt. copper
Ballew. Relieved in november 1952 after big push.
Hot rod alley ring a bell. DeLeo and Dorch KIA.

Keywords: was known as rocky.was foward observer on hill 854



Entry: 80776
Subject: INFO FOR SONNY HEISE, DRIVER 2ND MRTR BATT

Steve Jones wrote on October 22, 2011


City and State: WASHINGTON MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, I'm interested if anyone remembers Sonny Heise?
He's my Father in Law and is about 83. He was a
driver for the Battalion and also a mortar man. His
unit was over run sometime around Thanksgiving, and
he lost about all of his friends. He remembers a guy
named Muncie, who was from the south and played the
guitar. He remembers being over run and then manning
a .50 cal on that day with a black sargeant, until
others could escape. Sonny is about 83 now and lives
in Michigan. Anyone that remembers him please contact
me, thanks

Keywords: Was in Germany, got tired of the manuevers,
volunteered to go to Korea, was involved in a huge
massacre where the S.Koreans abandoned his unit
during the night, he and a black sargeant manned
a .50 cal until others made it out, melted the barrel
(several). He recalls arriving on the front where
everyone was playing basketball.



Entry: 79040
Subject: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION, CO B

Michelle Whalen wrote on May 26, 2011


City and State: BORDENTOWN NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone that knew my Uncle,Frederick William Whalen, who was a member of Company B, 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion, U.S. Army.

He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Korea on November 2, 1950.

I have one picture of him and would love to hear from anyone with information about him. I received a scrub sheet and map of the location he was at, but would really love to hear from anyone who remembers him, or anyone with pictures of his unit.

God bless all the men who served for us. Freedom is not free, and i pray for all the families who lost loved ones.

Keywords: frederick (freddie)william whalen, 8th army, 2nd chemical mortar battalion, company B, born in rhode island, died in Unsan, Korea, November 2, 1950. 



Entry: 78296
Subject: 1950-DEC.-51 2-ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN COMPANY B

Harold Bertrand SR. wrote on March 23, 2011


City and State: APPLE VALLEY CA

Unit: CO. B 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: When the chinese made their first assaults the 3rd pl. was over run and we lose the whole pl.only one survied and they put this GI's picture on the front page of Time Magazine in the year of 1951. I was in for 1year 2months and 5 day in cobat and recived KSM W/5 bronze service stars- UN service medal and I got no CIB. I would like to hear from anyone that is from my unit, or has anything to share about my unit.
thank you Harold Bertrand

Keywords: Battles: Chosen Reservoir Dec. 1950
Pusan Perimiter Sept. 1950
Fall of Pyongysang Oct. 1950
there was a couple more but I can't remember them.



Entry: 76680
Subject: SECOND CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION CO B KOREA 1951

William Graham wrote on November 10, 2010


City and State: ATHENS AL

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: ISO any information on my brother Pvt. Jack Z. Graham who served in Korea during the year 1951. He wore a campaign ribbon with three battle stars. He also wore an infantry combat badge. He mentioned that a native American, perhaps by the name of "______cloud" was killed near him. I remember little pictures that he had of some of his buddies and tall poles that he called "sights". After his army enlistment, he joined the USAF and retired in the 1970's. He died in 1980 at age fifty. Any information that anyone can share will be appreciated I will give it to his only child, a daughter.

Keywords: Second Chemical Mortar Battalion, Co. B IX Corps 1951



Entry: 76638
Subject: I HAVE A GROUP PHOTO

Alex Bourque wrote on November 6, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi Everyone,

My name is Alex Bourque, and my grandpa, Gerard Bourque of New
Hampshire, was part of Company C of the Chemical Mortar Battalion. Last
year while visiting, I had the opportunity to scan a copy of a group photo
he had tucked away, of the C Company, taken on May 25, 1949 at the
Army Chemical Center in Maryland. I'm happy to share.

Keywords: C Company



Entry: 74570
Subject: FORMER MEMBER 2ND CMB

Joseph L. (Joe Or Pete) Gagne wrote on May 3, 2010


City and State: PALATINE IL

Unit: C CO.2ND PLATOON 1ST SQUAD

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: When I first came on-line,for the 2nd cmb,memorial,I told a story of a reunion in Boston, with afew of (C) co,guys. John (he)Norton-Robert Rancort,Maurice Gauthier andLarry Jackson.this was the last I was in contact with anyone from the 2nd cmb.Thank-You for allowing me to tell my story. Joseph L. Gagne some knew as joe-pete 1st squad C co 2nd platoon.

Keywords: Date; Oct. 26th Unsan,Korea.on this date I was hit by rifle fire.I was air lifted(helocopter)to mash unit at regiment. later flown to Japan.Left hand and thumb were left-hanging. It took six-monthsand 4 operations to get it back in shape to use it again. more on this subject if needed I just want to be a member of the 2nd cmb. I am not listed anywhere, Mia-Kia wia. It seems I was not included in any reports. Only Sgt. Witacre was the omly person I saw after being air-lifted.He was the best I ever saw. he was outstanding in every way. I am sure his being awarded the silver Star proves he was the best. A follow-up to this story will be avaiable to anyone who wants it. Please contact me.



Entry: 74305
Subject: OCT. 19950.I WAS HIT ON THAT SATE.

Joseph L. (Joe Or Pete) Gagne wrote on April 11, 2010


City and State: PALATINE IL

Unit: C CO. 2ND PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: While i was living in hyde park{boston] I met john Norton-and larry jackson. Later we had a 3day reunion, with a guy named raincort.who was a cook in up-state n.y. Except for 2nd chemical mortar batt. i found on computer i would've not known about my outfit. God bless whoever passes this on to others. I would like a response, joseph L. Gagne{joe} date April 19th 2010

Keywords: squad leader, 2nd platoon,Hit by rifle fire, left hand 26 oct, 1950.evac. by helicopter, sgt. withacre last contact w/unit. kater tranfered to japan, returned to korea,assigned to 6t tank batt. Injury caused my tranf. to states.1851



Entry: 74099
Subject: WAS A MEMBER OF 46TH SMOKE COMPANY

Robert Pate JR. wrote on March 27, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: PEARLAND TX

Unit: 46TH CHEMICAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN 46TH SMOKE COMPANY DURING 1984-1985 WAS A SPEC 4 WHEN I GOT THERE AND WENT TO THE BOARD AND BECAME A SGT. BEFORE I LEFT. I THINK SFC MENIER WAS MY PLATOON LEADER . NOW IM RETIRED FROM THE MILITARY AS A SSG AND LIVING IN PEARLAND TEXAS. I MARRIED WHEN I CAME BACK FROM DESERT STORM WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED TO E. COMPANY 2/5 CAV. 1ST CAV DIVISION.

Keywords:



Entry: 67034
Subject: AWARD OF COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE (CIB)

A.T. Skeen wrote on August 30, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: BEVERLY HILLS FL

Unit: CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am searching for any CWS Bn soldier that has ever been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge or anyone that feels they are entitled to this award. There is no good reason that CWS Bn soldiers who were attached to various Infantry units for the purposes of providing fire suppoert with out "four-deucer mortars" have not been awarded the CIB. After all we were fighting the enemy in support of the Infantry units so it is only natural we should have been awarded the CIB even if we didn't have an Infantry MOS. I have only one question does ones blood run in a different color if he has an Infantry MOS.
Please contact me on this subject.

Tom Skeen

Keywords: WWII Vintage: Anguar, Leyete, Okinawa.
Attached to 81st and 96th Infantry Divisions which was part of XXIV Corps, assigned to 10th U S Army.



Entry: 57783
Subject: SGT MJ JOEL A HINOJOSA

Camille Hinojosa wrote on June 24, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for those who knew my father in Camp 5. Any news of their experiences with him will be most welcome. Thank you all for your service.

Keywords:



Entry: 56919
Subject: HEARTBREAK

David Nelson wrote on April 30, 2006


City and State: KENNER LA

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like as much info as I can get on my Father's experiences during the Korean War. His name is Gerald P.Nelson (Jerry). He was awarded the purple heart.

Keywords:



Entry: 55306
Subject: SGT THOMAS

Richard Williams wrote on January 21, 2006


City and State: MARIETTA N

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN. HQ. FWD

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I saw your article on your father Sgt Richard Thomas, and I couldn't remember him but in going through some of my pictures I believe I did find a picture of him. At the time we were on the east coast in Xcorp. It is a picture of him holding our mascot Deacon who really was the Chaplins dog.It really was a long time ago and we're really joggin the old noggin. You also mentioned pictures of John Cilento who I remember quite wellJohn and I kept in touch for quite awhile and as time passed the letters stopped. Thanks for the memories.
Radio operator and switchboard
Dick Williams

Keywords:



Entry: 52765
Subject: 2ND CHEM ON HILL 854 SEPT 52

Herbert (Herb) Rorrer wrote on August 22, 2005

Deceased

City and State: STUART VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 2nd Chem Guys .... I read this story by Mr Slick. It was very interesting, but the addition to it by Mr Barbor caught my eye most ... PHOTOS ...

http://www.4point2.org/hist-2kslick.htm

Mr Slick or Mr Barbor .. please e- me. I'd love to get a good photo of Hill 854 where my Dad and the 180/45 relieved the 2nd Chem and ROK the last full week in Sept 1952.

And a good one of 799/812 where a friend was 6 weeks later .. if possible.

Thanks to ALL Vets

Keywords: Hill 854 in Sept 1952



Entry: 52430
Subject: CHARLES COOPER

Benjamin A. (Ben) Chism wrote on August 3, 2005


City and State: COKER AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Charles Cooper may have served in the second chemical mortor. He thinks it was in the 1st chemical mortor but I find no trace of that unit. If any one remembers him please contact me and I can relay the info to him.He served during the Korean war He does not remember which company other than it was RED company.Any info would be helpful. Thanks

Keywords:



Entry: 50274
Subject: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN, CO. C

Harry E. Bond wrote on April 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Started as platoon officer and became company exec after company exec waas killed and WO was injured. I was in charge of noncomm school at btn rear about August 52. I remember the mud being 10 inches deep. Rain most of the time that fall.

Reports were that some bunkers in the front caved in on the infantry solders. Then the cold and snow came.

Keywords:



Entry: 50113
Subject: 2ND MORTAR BN. C COMPANY

Clarens Jerkins wrote on April 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: TAMPA FL

Unit: 2ND CML. MORTAR BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: IF YOU KNOW MY GRANDFATHER CPL. CLARNCE JERKINS I BELIVE HE WAS IN C COMPANY CONTAC ME. JACOB MEADORS

Keywords:



Entry: 49549
Subject: DID ANYONE KNOW SFC DICK THOMAS 2ND CHEM MORTAR BN, NOJONPYONG, NORTH KOREA

Richard S. Thomas JR. wrote on March 14, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCKAWAY NJ

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that might have known my father SGT Richard S. Thomas who was in S-2 Operations in Nojonpyong, North Korea. He worked in the radio tent. I have some photo's he took of CPL. John Cilento, Bronx, NY; SGT. Bill Kelly, Long Island, NY; PFC. Evans; Warrant Officer Comstock; M/SGT. Yankowski; PFC Delmonico. Have many more old photos.

Keywords: 2nd Chemical Mortar Bn, Nojonpyong, North Korea
Fort Dix, NJ
Company B 39th Infantry



Entry: 49257
Subject: C COMPANY

Harry E. Bond wrote on February 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: CO. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was assigned platoon leader when I arrived; taught non-com class on weapons, then assigned company exec officer when the co exec was killed and the WO was wounded.

Arrived mid 1952 and left April 1953

I did not convert from the Chem corp to the 461st Inf.

Elliott Bond

Keywords: Kumwha, Porkchop Hill, Jane Russell Hill, Rocky Ridge



Entry: 47881
Subject: CPT VANG, JAMES

Emmy Vue wrote on January 2, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: locating james vang, cpt.

Keywords: waegwan, korea, camp carroll
camp red cloud, korea



Entry: 47542
Subject: RED DRAGONS

James OHara wrote on December 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit: RET

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Did't get a chance to serve in Korea in the 50's.
Retired this year... I was lucky enough to serve with the 44th Chem company 2nd Chem battalion for Iraq. Just wanted to say God bless you all. Fellow Dragons are a separate breed and have a deep hearted pride. Thank you that went before me and I hope I was able to meet that bar of excellenence you set years before.

Keywords:



Entry: 46990
Subject: HILL 854

Herbert (Herb) Rorrer wrote on November 20, 2004

Deceased

City and State: STUART VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hi 2nd Chem Vets ... Im not 2nd Chem nor a Vet, but I read a 2nd Chem story and Mr Richard Barbor added some info. When I read that, with all due respect to the GI casaulties there .. it was great cause it deatailed and clarified my Dads story of his first night going up on the front. Dad was in the 180th IR. He couldnt remember where he was that night, but always said the ROKs were being over run by the NKs. The 180 was ordered to reinforce the ROK but then stopped. That ROK was ordered to hold and artillery was shelling right out front of the trenches. Mr Barbor stated that there were photos of 854. Id love to hear anything about 854, but could you please send me some pics of it and 799/812. Talk to me. THANKS Vets !!!



Keywords: Hill 854 Sept 52



Entry: 45431
Subject: LEO B. YELLE MIA UNSAN 11-2-1950

Sheri Yelle wrote on August 25, 2004


City and State: ST. AUGUSTINE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Searching for anyone who knew Leo B. Yelle. He arrived in Korea in Oct.1950 with the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion. He was in Company B. 3rd platoon and was in Unsan and became MIA on November 2, 1950. Can not find anyone who can remember him or remembers seeing him or knows what happened to him. It truly seems as though he fell off the face of the earth. Thank you to anyone who might have any information.



Entry: 41892
Subject: KOREA-2ND DIV. 38TH INF. HVY MORTAR BTN

Fay Kingsley wrote on March 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: PERRY MI

Unit: HVY MORTAR BTN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Have been trying to contact some of my buddies. Maybe someone would know their first name, or state they were from. I have kept in contact with Herman Deshaw, and Wallace Straight since I got out of the service in Aug. 1952

Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge, Old Baldy, Pork Chop Hill,1179 Hill (Bloody Ridge);Friends, Deshaw;Ridden;Barclay;Dryden;Mowman;
Straight;Ables;Christ;Tito;Campbell;Vandercamp;
Antimiarino;Fruit Twins;Conover;



Entry: 37175
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS-ALSO INTERESTED IN TRYINY TO GET COBAT INFANTRY BADGE AWARDED TO 2ND. CHEM.

William L. Decker SR. wrote on September 26, 2003

Deceased

City and State: STONY POINT NY

Unit: CO. B 2ND. CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Co. B FDC Feb. 1952-Oct. 1952

Keywords:



Entry: 35430
Subject: TRYING TO FIND

Leonard Schreiber wrote on July 11, 2003


City and State: ALEXANDRIA MN

Unit: 2ND CHEM. MORTAR BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am trying to find information (current addresses, phone numbers, anything at all) for the following fellow soldiers:
Joe McCarthy (originally from Long Island, NY)
Pearly Adkins (originally from Sycamore, IL)
If anyone knows anything at all, please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you!

Keywords:



Entry: 34271
Subject: 88TH INF BN HEAVY MORTOR

Clifford Anglin SR. wrote on May 19, 2003


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: 88TH INF BN HEAVY MORTOR - COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was communication chief in Company C from November 1953 to April 1955. Would like to hear from anyone who served in the company during this period.My E-mail address is Canglin1@aol.com

Keywords:



Entry: 29360
Subject: SOME HISTORY OF 2ND CHEM-461 INF HV MOR

Sam Lightsey wrote on November 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLAKELY GA

Unit: 2ND CHEM MOR---88 INF HV MOR 461 INF HV MOR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served two tours in Korea, first with the 987 Armored Field Artillery, late spring 1951 into 1952,Fort Bliss a short time and then to the 2nd Chem. To get the history straight--the name was changed from 2nd Chem to the 88th inf Hv Mortar. A nice blue and gold sign was painted and put up. Looked really sharp. However there was a problem with the 88th record. The tale we were told was they lost colors in WW2. Anyway sign came down fast as it went up and became 461st. I was survey Sgt.[party chief] [and at times pvt. I was a good surveyer but not much of a soldier]I was with 461 the bad days just before the peace agreement. We did lose some men those last bad days. I ended up with purple heart, dirty shorts and a love of civilian life. I am retired and have time to answer. Jog my memory. What was the radio call name.

Keywords: "Cookie" a very tall,black, mortarman whose reputation was fearless. Hauling ammo for days before the last mess before armistice.



Entry: 27875
Subject: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN

Delbert Lee wrote on August 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 2ND CHEM MORTAR BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was in the 2nd Chem Mortar Bn. He had a casualty on Sept 18, 1951. He was taken to a army hospital that was ran by the Swedish. His file was in the St Louis fire and now his injuries and MIA information is missing from his record. If you have any inforamation on him please let me know

Keywords: units



Entry: 27833
Subject: 2ND. CHEM/ 461ST INF BN.

Harry J. Mitchell wrote on August 26, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CROGHAN NY

Unit: CHARLWY CO. FDC

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please note my e-mail address change. Would like to hear from others in 461st or 2nd Chem.

Keywords:



Entry: 26590
Subject: KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL

Donald Pierre wrote on June 27, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The Alabama Korean War Memorial was dedicated this week at the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Park. It was a very impressive ceremony and the memorial is first class. Any Korean War veteran should stop and see this memorial if they are travelling on I-10 east of Mobile. There is also a nice Vietnam Memorial, submarine U.S.S. Drum, U.S.S. Alabama battleship, and numerous planes (including the SR-71 spy plane, B-52 and others)tanks,etc. Plan to spend a full day at the park.

Keywords: Served in the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion/461st Infantry Bn., Heavy Mortar from Oct. 1952 until July 20, 1953.



Entry: 25995
Subject: C CO 2/53-12/53

Bob McGeorge wrote on June 3, 2002


City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: 461ST INF BN HM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: was with C Co from Feb 53 to Dec 53

Keywords:



Entry: 20925
Subject: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BN.

Donald Pierre wrote on November 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit: HEADQUARTERS FORWARD

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I joined the unit in Oct. 1952 and left in early July 1953. I was 3 days at sea coming home when the armistice was declared. I had my 20th birthday in Korea.
The Battalion was at Kumwha when I arrived. We started moving when the thaws came in early April. We supported R.O.K units all of this time. I remember supporting the 1st Marine Div. above Seoul, the 7th Infantry Div. near Chorwon, The Greeks and Turks in that same area and the 555th R.C.T. In late May or early June 1953 we moved over toward the east coast to support R.O.K. units. I remember that part of Korea as being rugged and mountainous. I left from ther in early July heading for the good ole USA.
I will have my 69th birthday in less than a month, so it has been a long time
I was CBR Warfare enlisted man during my entire stay. I worked mainly in operations forward. The last 4 months I was intelligence sergeant.
I finished out my tour of duty at Headquarters 3rd Army in Atlanta. I worked in the G2 Security Division with a Captain who had served in one of the firing companies while I was there. His name was Dodson. I think his first name was Curtis, but I'm not sure.
Regards,
Don Pierre
Mobile, Al.

Keywords:



Entry: 19449
Subject: 2ND CML MORTAR BN REBORN EDGEWOOD MD.

John M. Pater wrote on September 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: WESLACO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 2nd cml mortar was formed from the 91st cml mortar bn at army chemical center , edgewood maryland, witha colonel bell commanding . the unit styarted to korea in company strength at the end of september 1950. three skeletonized companies arrived in korea where the ranks were increased with untrained korean soldiers, and a few american casuals from replacement depots.

Keywords: from 2nd mortar rebirth at edgewood maryland, to kunuri korea



Entry: 17712
Subject: PAUL MOHNEY - 1952 - 1953

Paul Mohney wrote on July 3, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: KITTANNING PA

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTOR BATTALLIAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: June 14 1952-April 1953----2nd Chemical Mortor Battallian, Charlie Co.FDC

Keywords:



Entry: 17653
Subject: 2ND CHEMICAL/461ST INF BTN

John R. Peterson wrote on June 29, 2001


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in Korea from June 1952 to Late Feb 1953. I was in Company B and our unit was located in the vicinity of Kumwha, North Korea in the fall of 1952. I am looking for information regarding the history and location of the 2nd Chemical/461st Mortar Btn during the 3 years of the Korean War.

Keywords: 2nd Chemical Mortar, 461st Inf Btn(Heavy Mortars)



Entry: 16951
Subject: POW 2ND CHEM. MORTAR BN

Gail Nelson wrote on May 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRAHAM NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My husband, Gerald Paul "Jerry" Nelson served in 2nd Chem Mortar Bn and was a POW sometime between Jan. or Feb, 1952-Oct. '52.

His records were destroyed in St.Louis Fire. Need proof of POW status for VA. Jerry is currently in a hospice home suffering from metastatic lung cancer with brain involvement.

Has given consistent information in past but can no longer remember. If anyone recalls Jerry, a smiling guy who loved to cook and came from New Orleans, LA., will you please write me? Thank you.

Keywords: Gerald Paul Nelson died in Hospice on June 19, 2001. I would appreciate
hearing from anyone who might remember him



Entry: 15976
Subject: I WAS A MEMBER OF THE 2ND CHEMICAL BN 1982-1984

David Tirado wrote on April 16, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was not in the War however I helped activated the 46th Chemical Company,2nd Chemical Bn - Fort Hood. I'm looking for anyone station in the Unit. I'm thankful for this site.

Keywords: 46th chemical Co



Entry: 15928
Subject: FEB 29, TO NOV. 22, 1952 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION

Otis R. Helton wrote on April 13, 2001

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City and State: LONG BEACH MS

Unit: 2ND CHEMICAL MORTAR BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: COMMENDATION RIBBON AWARDED OTIS HELTON WITH IX CORPS IN KOREA
Army Sgt. Otis R. Helton
awarded the Commendation Ribbon for meritorious service Company C of the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion in Korea.
He was cited for the period Feb 29, to Nov. 22, 1952. The citation reads in part:
"Sergeant Helton, because of his leadership abilities and good military bearing,
advanced from an ammunition bearer to squad leader and acting platoon sergeant
during his tour of duty in Korea.
"Sergeant Helton's duties were that of directing his squad in fire rnissions and he
Performed them in an exemplary manner."

Receives Purple Heart
The Purple Heart for wounds received in action is presented to Cpl. Otis R. Helton of Gulfport, by X Corps- Artillery commander, Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Sweany, at a frontline ceremony in Korea. Now recovered, Helton is serving as a squad leader in Company C of the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

Keywords: Company C of the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion
Feb 29, to Nov. 22, 1952



Entry: 15800
Subject: JULIO PERRONE- MIA 2 CM BM 11-2-1950

Anthony Perrone wrote on April 5, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My brother was listed a Missing in Action on November 2, 1950, last known location was Unsan. His name is Julio Perrone (Julie) and he was in the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

I'm trying to find out what happened top him. If you knew him or have any suggestions on how I could go about finding more information, please help.

Thank You,

Anthony Perrone
zmap@aol.comIm

Keywords: Julio, Perrone, Unsan, 2nd Chemical Mordar Battallion, November 2, 1950



Entry: 9831
Subject: 5/51-4/52 HQ FWD

Percy Premeaux wrote on June 26, 2000


City and State: LAKE CHARLES LA

Unit: 2ND.CHEM. MORTAR BN.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: MAY 1951 TO APRIL 1952 HEADQUARTERS FORWARD.
RADIO CHIEF.

Keywords:



Entry: 7644
Subject: HELLO

Kenneth Hamblett wrote on March 24, 2000

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City and State:

Unit: 181ST CHEMICAL COMPANY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hello. Write back soon.

Keywords: Just wanted to say hello to my friends from 2Chem BN,FT.Hood,TX.



Entry: 7292
Subject: LEWIS SIMPSON - WIA DIED OF WOUNDS

Amy Simpson wrote on March 1, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am desperately looking for information about my grandfather. I have been told a story about how he jumped onto a granade(sp?) and I have his purple heart. That is about all I know. ANY help would be appreciated. Maybe I am not looking in the right places. I am 20 yrs old, so I never had a chance to meet him, anyone who knew him and could help please do. Thank you!
Amy Simpson

Keywords: Lewis Simpson
SGT - E5
SERVICE NUMBER: 15255125 MOS: 04812



Entry: 4492
Subject: RICHARD P. BARBOR

Richard P. (Dick) Barbor wrote on November 7, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: GLEN MILLS PA

Unit: 2ND CHEM MORTAR BN(461ST INF BN)

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: I have searched for years for some of the information which is made readily accessible through this site. You guys have done a tremendous thing through your own initiative and personal financial sacrifices-- I can't personally thank you enough. I fail to see why so many guys are so tight with a buck and financial backing from everyone is so hard to obtain!

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