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Entry: 94930
Subject:

Charles West WEST wrote on August 28, 2017


City and State: HENDERSON KY

Unit: HEADQUARTERS COMPANY-2ND ENGR CONST GP--1950-51

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was personnel sgt Maj for 2nd Group from 1950-51. I doubt if anyone is living from that period, but if so, I sure would like to hear from them.

Keywords: Yoon Ju Won-Steve T Forrai.



Entry: 92794
Subject: OKNAWA TO KOREA 8/3/1950

Harvey Severn wrote on February 29, 2016


City and State: MT MORRIS MI

Unit: HEAD QUARTERS 2ND ENGR GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: my unit 2nd engr group left Okinawa on 7/31/1950 and landed in Korea 8-3-1950. Our unit moved several times including thanksgiving day in pyongang.

Keywords:



Entry: 92637
Subject: CAMP PETERSON 1970-71

Robert Williams wrote on January 30, 2016


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE OH

Unit: 2ND ENGINEER BATTALION 2ND INFANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone that served there at same time

Keywords: 5 ton wrecker and M88 recovery tank



Entry: 92526
Subject: ARRIVED FROM OKINAWA 8-3-1950

Harvey Severn wrote on January 10, 2016


City and State: MT MORRIS MI

Unit: HEAD QUARTERS 2ND ENGR GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Arrived in Korea 8-3-50 from okiinawa was in the Pusan area until the Inchon invasion then
moved north until we were in Poyang on thanksgiving 1950.

Keywords:



Entry: 92197
Subject: 40TH TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYING COMPANY-1960

Charles Pineda JR. wrote on November 12, 2015


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: 8TH ARMY; 40TH ENGINEER CO. 7TH LOGISTIC COMMAND

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Caught TB and never had the opportunity to say bye to all the fellows who did road and bridge measurements for the Technical Intelligence Collection out of Yong Dong Po.

Don't know how many of us are still on this planet earth, however, did our unit ever get a unit citation for all the work we did for I Corps and the TIC?

Does anyone know what ever happened to Katusa Sergeant Lee Chong Woo?

I wrote the President of Korea to find out if he was still alive and some Colonel responded saying that the 40th Engineer Co. did not exist anymore, and they could not find any information on Sergeant Lee. He really assisted me in learning Korean and fully understanding the Korean people. I never appreciated when American soldiers referred to them as gooks.

Keywords: Probably the only American soldier and topographic surveyor who while on road and bridge measuring duty had a Katusa Sergeant.

I remember Donaldson, Dean, Packwood, Morabito, Spec 5 Grisby, Shinkat, Capt. Cotton, and helicopter Capt. Suchek who flew me to the highest mountains to look for the Japanese horizontal control monuments where there were still hidden mines. I believe a Lieutenant and Sergeant from the 76 Contruction Battalion were killed by running over on of those mines while on a jeep.

Physically had to restraint a fellow soldier from the 76th because he said I pushed him while walking up to the Clubs bar to return an alcoholic drink as I didn't and still don't contribute to the alcohol industry. And as a judge ruling on alcoholic related crimes and injuries the alcohol industry should be paying for all alcohol related crimes and penalties.



Entry: 91117
Subject: CAMP RICHMOND !

Alberto De Soria wrote on May 4, 2015


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: HQ. HQ. CO 2ND ENGINEERING GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: 1966 - 1967 A great time was had by all...
MAN! How young and stupid were we?
So... Spec de Soria, Supply, anyone remembers me?
I would love to hear from you.

Keywords:



Entry: 91116
Subject: CAMP RICHMOND !

Alberto De Soria wrote on May 4, 2015


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: HQ. HQ. CO 2ND ENGINEERING GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: 1966 - 1967 A great time was had by all...
MAN! How young and stupid were we?
So... Spec de Soria, Supply, anyone remembers me?
I would love to hear from you.

Keywords:



Entry: 90784
Subject: 1963-1964 2ND ENGINEER. BASED NEAR KEMPO

Chris Lovell wrote on March 14, 2015


City and State: BEARDEN AR

Unit: 2ND ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION APO 76

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thomas Lovell has passed and we have found his photo album from being stationed in korea. We don't know anyone in the pictures but would love to get them to the familes they belong to. If you or anyone in your family served with him please let us know and I am willing to give them to the families they belong to. His year was in korea in 63 - 64 stationed close to kempo airforce base. Not sure the name of the base he was on.
Chris and Veronica Lovell

Keywords: 2nd engineer group construction apo 76



Entry: 87666
Subject: ANYONE STILL OUT THERE???

James Pelkey wrote on November 12, 2013


City and State: DENISON TX

Unit: 802ND ENGR BRAVO CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just checking too see if anyone is still around...
I have a new email address.. jopelkey@cableone.net
I've just aboutlost all contact with everyone...

Keywords: Demolishion Expert. Master driller.



Entry: 87511
Subject: HI I WAS IN THE AIR SECTION OF THE 2 ENGINEERS

Jerome Sanzone wrote on October 30, 2013


City and State: DELRAY BEACH FL

Unit: AIR SECTION 2 ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I wasn't listed on the roster or were any other folks who served
during 1956 thru 1958 in the aviation unit. We were housed at
Kimpo K14. I would like to hear from the Shoran group air force
who remembers me or my group.

Keywords:



Entry: 86540
Subject: GENE BROWN, HERE!

Gene Brown wrote on June 18, 2013


City and State: JACKSONVILLE AR

Unit: HHC 2D ENGR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone that was there and remembers our unit. I was
there from Nov 1966 till around March 1968. Holler at me!!!!

Keywords:



Entry: 86109
Subject: HHC 2D ENG GROUP

Frank Hill wrote on May 3, 2013


City and State: BUFORD GA

Unit: HHC 2ND ENG GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for all people the served at HHC 2ng Eng Group Camp
Coiner/Yongsan from 1985-1988.

Keywords:



Entry: 86029
Subject: INFORMATION ON UNIT FROM 1951 TO 1952

Charles Saul wrote on April 22, 2013


City and State: FORT MYERS FL

Unit: 2ND ENGINEER CONST. GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who was in the unit at this time.

Keywords: Pictures during 1951 and 1952



Entry: 84310
Subject: 82ND ENGR. PIPELINE COMPANY

Roger Pilmore wrote on October 1, 2012


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit: 82ND ENGINEER PIPELINE CO, 2ND ENGINEER GRP, 8TH A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in the 82nd Engineer Pipeline Company in 1953-
54, and operated a Petrol tank farm in Seoul. We were
the red-headed step child of the 2nd Engineer Group
and were responsible to pump fuel from Inchon throug
Kimpo, Seoul to Ui jong bu and off load to drumming
plants and Kimpo Air Field along the way. Trying to
locate familiar places in Seoul and surrounding area
but old maps are hard to come by. I do remember the
Repo-Depot in Young dung po and how cold it was upon
arrival in the cattle cars.

Keywords: 2nd Engineer Group



Entry: 83003
Subject: 41ST 0IL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

Robert Ramsdell wrote on May 13, 2012


City and State: ALBANY OR

Unit: 524TH MP SERVICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: When I was stationed in the MP on Okinawa in 1952,
the 41st Oil Distribution unit was in the barracks
next to ours. Floyd Patterson was in that unit, later
going to the 1952 Olympics and winning in the light
heavy division over Ingmar Johanneson. I used to see
him driving one of the tanker trucks.

Keywords:



Entry: 77737
Subject: 2ND DIV 2ND ENG

Thomas Hudson SR. wrote on February 5, 2011


City and State: PASADENA MD

Unit: 2ND DIV 2ND ENG 1968 69

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for old friend james hilljr.

Keywords:



Entry: 76982
Subject: 2ND ENGINEER GROUP HQ HQ CO

Vince Kolafa wrote on November 29, 2010


City and State: ST LOUIS MO

Unit: HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone that was at Camp Richmond between 12/69 - 2/71

Keywords:



Entry: 76964
Subject: 76TH ENGINEER BTN. 1958-1959 BY K14

Donald Heston wrote on November 28, 2010


City and State: OSAGE MN

Unit: CO.C. 76TH ENGR. BTN. 1958-59

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: hello to all that remember the 76th in 58/59 ..just went through photo album of the time in korea and decided to see if there was anything on the intetnet about the 76th .lots of memories with anthony fontana,joe stelling,leonard,reichert,phelps orita, turner, sgt skinner, sgt bruce,capt.goodrich. hope to hear from some of you,or anyone there at that time.good luck to all--- DON

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Entry: 74574
Subject: LOOKING

Michael Broughtom wrote on May 3, 2010


City and State: THORNTON CO

Unit: C. COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: c. company 2nd. eng. camp castle 1977 to 1978

Keywords:



Entry: 65943
Subject: HQ HQ 2ND ENG GROUP---1972

Jeff Running wrote on June 6, 2008


City and State: MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for veterans from Camp Richmond----1971--1972

Keywords:



Entry: 65803
Subject: 2ND ENGINEER GROUP CHINHAE BUNKER PROJECT 1972-1973

Robert Heitman wrote on May 28, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: YARDLEY PA

Unit: HEADQUARTERS 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for veterans of 2nd Engineer Group who worked on the Chinhae bunker project in 1972 and 1973

Keywords:



Entry: 61744
Subject: NEW LINK FOR HQ AND HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

James Roberts wrote on July 26, 2007


City and State:

Unit: HQ - HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP (CONST)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Due to my computer crashing recently, I had to redo most all my files and make a few changes to get them back to working. I had to make a small change to the link to get to the Hq and Hq Co 2nd Engineer Group website.

The new link is this:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~stargate/korea.html

Copy and paste this to your browser.

Keywords:



Entry: 61544
Subject: CONTACT ME

James Roberts wrote on July 7, 2007


City and State:

Unit: HQ - HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP (CONST)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have lost all my email contacts of when I was updating the Hq and Hq 2nd Engineer Group (const) website that I had put together a few years back due to my computer crashing and I lost all my email files. If you were on my newsletter mailing list or want to be, get back in contact. The website is located at:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~stargate/korea.htm

Keywords: Oso Ri, Camp Richmond, Kimpo K-14, 2nd Engineer Group



Entry: 60127
Subject: CAMP PETERSON ALBUM

Daniel Pineda SR. wrote on February 25, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA JUNTA CO

Unit: ECO.2ND ENG.2ND INF.DIV. CAMP PETERSON,S,KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Id would like anyone in this unit to try
and get a hold of a album of this unit and
find a way for me to get one. I was there in
May of 1968-June of 1969.

Keywords: Camp Peterson, Tonggo-Ri,1967-68
E co. 2nd.engineers, 2nd Infantry
River rats on Immjin river, between Liberty
and Freedom bridges



Entry: 58986
Subject: 71ST HAWK MISSILE ARTILLERY

Nick Nichols wrote on September 22, 2006


City and State: WAYNESVILLE NC

Unit: HQ 2D MSL BN (HAWK)71ST ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a generator operator Remember NCO club OB beer Oso Ri Yongson Going over to Kimpo to PX and Bowling alleys

Keywords: I was attached to Camp Richmond from May 1965 to March 1966 Was located on Site 71 overlooking Kimpo Air Base



Entry: 58397
Subject: 2ND ENGR GP HQ PHOTOGRAPHER 57-58

Charles F. Martin wrote on August 7, 2006


City and State: MENTOR OH

Unit: 2ND ENGR GP (CONST) HQ - HQ CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from former 2nd Engr members that served with me in 57-58. Would like notification of any reunion or other gatherings. The wife and I travel full time in a converted 1991 MCI tour bus.

Keywords: 2nd Engr, Camp Richmond, Oso Ri



Entry: 56614
Subject: YOUNGDONG PO 2ND ENGRS HDQ. 1951

Robert Morton wrote on April 9, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 2ND ENGRS. HEADQUARTER CO. 1951

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Like to hear from anyone who was in that group.

Keywords: Was surveyor in headquarters co., worked on plans for freedom gate bridge, and other bridges on the Imjim River. Basicly we did all survey work for design engineers in company. We had softball team that played in Youngdongo as duties permitted.



Entry: 55841
Subject: JOHN EDWARD BLACKWELL

Joan Blackwell wrote on February 19, 2006


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: A CO.2ND ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: John Edward Blackwell

Please contact me. Your son is Army pilot and wants to meet you.

Best regards,
Joan C. Blackwell

Keywords: A Co.2nd Engineering
Viet Nam
John Edward Blackwell



Entry: 55509
Subject: EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR 416TH REUNION HELD AT FT. MCCOY WIS.

Dave Pawlus wrote on February 1, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: WINNEBAGO IL

Unit: 416TH ENGR COMMAND.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I WAS IN KOREA THE SAME TIME THE GUY THAT PUT THIS STUFF ON THE INTERNET HIS NAME JAMES ROBERTS WE WERE THERE 1960 TO 1961 HE WAS IN THE 2nd ENGR COMMAND AT CAMP RICHMOND. I WAS WITH THE 76th ENGR BN. AT CAMP EILER THERE WAS A SMALL VILLAGE CALLED OSO-RI OUT SIDE OUR MAIN GATE. WELL THATS IT FOR HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU TROOPER`S. TOUR OLD TROOPER SSG DAVE PAWLUS US ARMY RET.

Keywords: STOVEPIPE I RAN A MESS SECTION 22 YRS



Entry: 55297
Subject: KATUSA SOLDIERS IN 2ND ENGR GROUP

James Roberts wrote on January 20, 2006


City and State:

Unit: HQ - HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP (CONST)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I,m looking for a couple of KATUSA soldiers that served with me in Hq and Hq Co 2nd Engineer Group (const) in 1960-61 in the supply room. They were, Hwang So Ok and Lee Jung Hwan

I would like to hear from you two if you find this message.

James Roberts
supply clerk
Hq and Hq Co 2nd Engineer Group (const)
1960-61

Keywords: Camp Richmond
Oso Ri
Kimpo K-14



Entry: 54719
Subject: 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

James Roberts wrote on December 18, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: James Pelkey, I tried sending you an email from this site about the 2nd Engineer group, but your internet provider refused it as a spam mail. Get in touch with me about the 2nd Engineer Group. I have a lot of information about the group and also about some of the names you mentioned.

Take care,
James Roberts

Keywords: 2nd Engineer Group Kimpo Korea



Entry: 54588
Subject: 21/2 TON MONTED 650CFMCOMPRESOR OPERATOR

James Pelkey wrote on December 11, 2005


City and State: DENISON TX

Unit: 802ND ENGR. CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I'd like to say hi my Co.Capt.Miller, You were ok in my books,Sir.And If Sgt.Rosenberger is still kicken I'd like to say hi to him too,You where one grate Plt.Sgt.AN Operations/an First Sgt.too. And to LT.Whitecotton Welcome home from Nam LT. So glad you made it, We lost SFC Isaac's Form the 62ndEngr.Gp. We were with in 1967, He was in the 815thEngr.Gp.in 1970 KIA.He would have been proud to know i made it too the rank of SFC before i got out as a Sgt.E-5 He was one heck of a good man.I'd Like to say hi to Sgt. Bobby Shields/Pfc.Tony Rice/SP/4 Richard Nelms/Sgt. Drummons was one good dozer operator.Lost all thought for who was thier with us, Oh How could i forget Larry RYAN.. I spent a lot of time in Nam, and have blocked out so much stuff, that it hard for me to pull names out of my head..GOD BLESS ALL of YOU GUYS..Form the 802ndE to the 44thE to the 76th.E to the 158th QM/Co. to the 62ndE to Ga.??? then to MACV/SOG In 1967-68. then to the 2ndInf Div.2nd Engr. Co.On the DMZ for 23 months to being a Drill Instuctor at Ft. Lewis,Wash.Then to an Engr. unit at Ft.Lewis,i just stayed long enough to Meet my old Drill Sgt. From Ft. Dix, New Jersey,Sgt.ROWE.Then to the 102ndE Then to Ft. Belvoir,Va.For more schooling.Was a suppl Sgt.In a training Company thier. Did the best i could, NAM got the best of me. Spent a lot of time with my friend Jack Daniel. I'm back and doing fine,, Can't under stand why they won't let me back in the Army so i can go over too Iraq and show them how to get ride of the bad ones, that need to be gotten rid of over thier.Nah The guys are doing a great job thier, and deserve all of our sapport they can get from us..I'm for them 100% and i'd go in a heart beat if they'de let me.Too Old they say, Heck I'm 60 and in the prime of my life.. Hello to anyone else that i've missed or may have forgotten. Im sorry, GOD BLESS ALL of YOU and YOURS. Sgt.James o.Pelkey "JIM"

Keywords: Started off in Co B 802nd in Sept.1963 Served with Lt.Jon Swane and M/Sgt Allen Rosenberger, Sp/5 Drummon was a dozer operator At Malrpo Beach puushing rock into the channen to fill it in,At the site where the dike was built.I helped build the DIKE thier. Once we got it closed, all we had to do was figur out how too keep it closed.The tide would tear it apart as fast as we could get it together. Then one night on guard duty across the channel, I got my head knocked off by some slicky boys, The next moring i was found , and was taken too Ascom for treatment 121st Evac.I went TDY to some other place with B Co,Also.While thier,Our 1st/Sgt.ELKEY, Died in my arms, After he colasped during morning formation roll call,Sgt Rosenberger took over as the the 1st/Sgt.That was in 1964. I then cought heppitidise, And again whet to Ascom.121stEvac. After that i got assingned to the 21/2ton truck that had the 650CFM AIR Compresor mounted on it.I went TDY to An ASA Unit,Then I went to KUNSON,AirForce Base. Where i met S/Sgt EEKINS.We worked together as a demolishion team leveling radar sites, for the commo guys,and the Air Force Radar's sites.There was a S/Sgt. MEEKENS with the out fit to.Then i went TDY to NAM, for a few weeks.Then back to Camp Richmond,Then home for awile. Then to the swamps of La.then Back to Korea 76Engr. At camp Eiler The other side of Osari.TDY to the DMZ and other places to. think i said to much here.Didn't see comments below, till now. SORRRY!



Entry: 51425
Subject: FORMER MEMBER 2ND ENGR GROUP - 1950 - 1951

Harvey Severn wrote on June 9, 2005


City and State:

Unit: HQ - HQ 2ND ENGR CONST GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was on Okinawa with the 2nd Engr Group in May of 1950
and we were sent to Korea on July 31st 1950 arriving in
Korea on August 3rd 1950 at Pusan, our unit traveled
from Pusan to the North Korean capital on thanksgiving
1950, most of the time we were at Yongdungpo.

Keywords:



Entry: 49399
Subject: 41ST PETROLEUM DISTRIBUTION COMPANY

Mel Johnson wrote on March 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 1/135 AVN BN (34 ID)

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Was this company a part of the 2nd Engineers?
They served in Okinawa, supporting the Air Force B-29 operations at Kadena Airfield.

Keywords: 41st Petroleum Distribution Company



Entry: 48284
Subject: KOREA 538 ENGINEER FIELD MAINTENANCE

Janet Beesley Vanderstappen wrote on January 20, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Anyone serve with Dean Beesley from Idaho?

Keywords: My Dad's name was Dean Beesley and he was in Korea 1951 - 1953 in the 538 Engineer Field Maintenance. I have LOTS of pictures of him with his Army buddies: Swede, Ole, Mooney, Werle. I am hoping some of you are out there to share pictures/stories with. My Dad just passed away 9/11/04.

Janet



Entry: 47878
Subject: HQ AND HQ CO. 2ND ENGINEER GROUP NEAR KIMPO

James Roberts wrote on January 2, 2005


City and State:

Unit: HQ - HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP (CONST)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Donald, your email address is not working on the site, so you may see this reply on here. I served with Hq and Hq Co 2nd Engineer Group (const) at Camp Richmond near Kimpo K-14 and near the village of Oso Ri in 1960-61. There was another camp across the village from us with the 76th and 44th Engineers on Camp Eiler. Kimpo Air Base was a large fence in area near both of these camps. I have heard that the fence lines around Kimpo were sprayed with Agent Orange to keep vegetation off the fences. As far as I know I wasn't exposed to it as I'm not sure if it was being used at the time I was there.

James


Donald Martin wrote:

COMMENTS: Looking for information from anyone who was with HQ HQ 2nd Engineering during 1969-1971 who may have been exposed to Agent Orange outside of Kimpo, Korea under the 8th Army.

Keywords:



Entry: 45004
Subject: WAS IN THE 341ST.ENGR. P.B CO FALL OF 1991 UNTILL FALL OF 1993 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THOSE WHO SER

Harry Splawn wrote on August 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BESSEMER CITY NC

Unit: 341ST P B CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 44553
Subject: 2ND ENGR GP

Marshall (Bill) Underwood wrote on July 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: was opn sgt after bill shade ret in 1964 came back in 1968 as opn sgt/maj and went to 76th as csm was rtfd back to gp as csm after csm singleton ret would like to hear from all

Keywords:



Entry: 41460
Subject: HQ HQ 2ND ENGINEERING

Donald Martin wrote on March 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: HQ HQ 2ND ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for information from anyone who was with HQ HQ 2nd Engineering during 1969-1971 who may have been exposed to Agent Orange outside of Kimpo, Korea under the 8th Army.

Keywords: HQ HQ 2nd Engineering under 8th Army (1969)



Entry: 39509
Subject:

Carmen Carey wrote on December 28, 2003


City and State: NORTH TONAWANDA NY

Unit: HQS AND HQS COMPANY 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 39508
Subject: HQ AND HQS CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

Carmen Carey wrote on December 28, 2003


City and State: NORTH TONAWANDA NY

Unit: HQS AND HQS COMPANY 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hello all, I was the Company Clerk under Capt Quigley and 1st Andrews during 1959 to 1960. I have given James Roberts a lot of names and I should know a lot more being the Company Clerk who typed all the R and R request, Morning Reports and really everything that went on in the Company Orderly Room. I arrived in the heat of summer and departed in the the fall of 1960. I would like to hear from other people who served in that time frame or for that matter any time frame. Thanks

Keywords: Compound was near OH SO RE village near Kimpo Air Base called Camp Richmond



Entry: 39483
Subject: HQ AND HQ CO 2ND ENGINEER GROUP

James Roberts wrote on December 27, 2003


City and State: STEELE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hq and Hq Co 2nd Engineer Group Kimpo, Korea K-14

I have put together a website of the Hq and Hq Co. 2nd Engineer Group when it was located at Camp Richmond near Kimpo Air Base K-14. Camp Richmond was next to a village named Oh So Ri and “B” Co. 802nd Engineers(Heavy Dump Truck) const was also on the same compound. A couple of attached units was the 76th Engineers(const) and 44th Engineer Map Detachment Co’s. You can go directly to the website here: http://home.hiwaay.net/~stargate/korea.htm

The site has many names listed of members that served with this unit.

Hi "Gerald", "Carmen" and "Benny"

James Roberts

Keywords: Camp Richmond near village of "Oh So Ri" and Kimpo Air Base K-14



Entry: 36889
Subject: HEADQUARTER AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY 2ND ENGINEER GROUP (CONSTRUCTION)

Gerald Pruder wrote on September 12, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ANN ARBOR MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have located 21 men who served with the 2nd Engr Group during the 1956 to 1958 time period. I served as an an elisted man in the Engineering Section during my tour of duty. Several of us have had reunions in Las Vegas since 1957. Looking for any others who served with us during this time period.

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Entry: 36532
Subject: HQ. 2ND ENGR. GP. (CONST) CAMP RICHMOND

Lee Armstead wrote on August 27, 2003


City and State: LAKE ORION MI

Unit: HQ. 2ND ENGR. GRP. (CONST)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served at Camp Richmond from 1-6-65 to 2-5-66. Worked in Personnel office under MSGT Owens. Does anyone know if and when camp was closed?

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Entry: 36363
Subject: 2ND ENGR CONST GP

Raymond Efteland wrote on August 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: From: Former Master Sergeant Raymond J EFTELAND

Re: 2nd Engineer Construction Group, Korea

I was the Personnel Supervisor for the Group from early October 1951 to mid-August 1952. WOJG(?) Sam Massey was my Personnel Officer.

I can‘t give you any names. Just too many people. Our TO and E authorized strength was about 2,900, but we had around 4,000 plus around 800 KATUSA, who had their own Personnel Section with a Sgt Pak in charge. Almost every night we received from 2 to 50 replacements. But one night early in 1952 we got 400 blacks up from KogeDo. where there had been turmoil in a camp of Chinese prisoners. And we were kept almost as busy rotating men back to Japan or the USA.

Headquarters and Hq Co. were located at what was said to have been a British textile entity at YongDongPo. There were three large brick buildings. One was the mess hall, another was Gp Hq and Officer Billeting, and the third was the Adjutant’s office. There were also a number of framed structures that I think were designed to hold 4 British families each, which were used for officer and enlisted housing.

There were also 4 Quonsets -- Company Hq, Gp personnel section, Gp supply depot personnel, and Gp communications
Section.

I was never quite sure about directions, but I would say we were several miles east or southeast of the Han River Bridge and just past us was the road to Inchon. Our front gate was across the street from the 7th Evac Hospital and dispensary, and behind us in more buildings of the textile mill was a National Guard railroad unit (Reading Railroad).

The Group had the following units:

            Hq and Hq Co
            54th Engr Maint Co
            81st Water Supply Co
            341st Panel Bridge Co
            ??? “ “ “ -- I think but       `                     number escapes me
            76th Engr Const Bn
            84th “ “ “
            
   `         ??? Engr Service Bn (Again no number but stationed at Suwon. All black but being integrated in 1952).
Back in my mind I seem to think there might have been another Water Supply Company, but I am unsure time coinciding with the 400 from Kogedo).

SOME BITS AND PIECES



The 76th was out in the boon docks near Taegu building a ROK training camp. They were4 being harassed by guerillas. They were happy when they got out of there.

The 84th had built a shoofly wooden bridge up on the White River. The day after it was dedicated our Air Force tried to take it out. One bomb exploded harmlessly upstream. The second buried itself under the span, but was a dud.

Just downstream was a high railway bridge.
The most western 213 foot span had been blown during the fighting. The 84th brought in a bunch of freight car wheel trucks and built a new span on top of them. In front they attached a 167 foot nose cone. When they were ready a locomotive pushed the assembly, the cone slid onto the center span, and the new span rode into place. I didn’t see it, but they said the operation took about five minutes.

Just before I left they were building an Officers Club just in front of the mess hall. A draftee friend of mine, from Butte, Montana but a night club architect in San Francisco designed it. I was simply amazed by what he could do with just cement and reinforcing rod to go on.

Anyway this is about all I can come up with. Hope it helps you.

Ray

Keywords: units



Entry: 31374
Subject: MY GREAT-UNCLE CAPT JOSEPH DEAN COX

James Smith wrote on January 19, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dear Sirs,

I am the great-nephew of Capt Joseph Dean Cox from Tampa, Florida. I'm trying to do some research on him for my grandmother, his youngest sister, Josephine. Her health is deteriorating and we are seeking information as to his final fate. We have three conflicting stories as to what happened to him. The first account came from a turncoat in a North Korean prison. He stated the Uncle JD was taken from his cell for interrogation and never brought back. The second account came from a soldier that I've only heard identified as "Andy." He stated that Uncle JD had been cut off from his unit and refused to retreat without his soldiers. He returned to the battle and was not heard from again. The third account came from a driver who was driving his jeep with Uncle JD in the passenger side. He stated that he saw Uncle JD get shot and was killed instantly. He is officially listed as missing presumed dead by the Army. No remains have ever been recovered. Anyone who can possibly help us, please email me with any information you may have concerning Capt Cox. Thank You.

Keywords: JD, Capt Cox, Chosin Resevoir



Entry: 30972
Subject: NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Chester E. (Chet) Fleming wrote on January 5, 2003

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City and State: ELKVIEW WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I opened this entry. It seems that some are confusing it with the 2nd Combat Engr Bn. I arrived at Hq and Hq Co, 2nd Engr Group (Construction) at Yong Dong Po in Nov 1952. We had units that built bridges and maintained roads and airfields. Our units constructed the exchange camps at Munsan Ni used for both Little and Big Switch. My duties included Utilities NCO, Labor Office NCO, Insect and Rodent Control NCO and Asst. Mgr of the NCO Club. MSgt Austin from the 40th Div was assigned as 1st Sgt. MSgt Niedrick was manager of the NCO Club.

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Entry: 30895
Subject: STILL KICKING,! *LIKE TO HEAR FR.BUDDIES

Tom (Zack) Zajac wrote on January 2, 2003

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City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: 2ND E S B,,, HDQ. A CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I probably know 80% of the guys but can't remember
the names anymore!!!I was in the moterpool,played
football,when the outfit went on manuvers to
HAWAII..I always had a car,reason I knew so many
people..If you didn't have wheels in
PORT TOWNSEND it was rough..
I would like to hear from anyone who remembers
the outfit..

Keywords: Inchon Landing,9-15-50 ,,Iwon Landing N KOREA in
NOV.1950... HUNGNAM EVACUATION DEC.1950
Nicknam,is ZACK,, Transfered into 2nd 1949 at
FT.WORDEN,came out of ALASKA.....



Entry: 28251
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Donald W. Wyrick wrote on September 13, 2002

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City and State: JEFFERSON CITY MO

Unit: 85TH ENGINEER BOAT CO

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 26231
Subject: 2ND ENGR GP 3/54 - 9/54

Al Paulson wrote on June 13, 2002

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Does anyone remember Col.Praught and LTC Morgan, or Capt Curry, Capt Dorsey or Lt Tepley in S-3?

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