2nd Armored Reconnaissance Company


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Entry: 95598
Subject: SFC JAMES NORRIS BRONZE STAR AUG 1 1950

David Cameron wrote on April 29, 2018


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Comments: My cousin, SFC James Norris received the bronze star for action action Aug 1 1950
with the second recon, anyone remember Jimmy?

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Entry: 91976
Subject: 2ND RECON

Mike Duggan wrote on October 8, 2015


City and State: BRUNSWICK GA

Unit: 2ND RECON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I just recently found this site and wonder if anyone can help me. I know it is late in the day and there are not many of the heros left from the Korean War. There are even fewer left from the unit and the battle my Dad fought in. His name was David Duggan from Mt Morris, New York and he was a member of 2nd Recon and was killed in action Valentines Day 1951 at the action at Chaum-ni near Wonju. 2nd Recon was surrounded and very few survived the battle. If there is anyone out there that knew my Dad or relatives of Men who were there that have some info if they would contact I would greatly appreciate it. I was born shortly before my Dad was recalled so never got to meet him. Thank you, Mike Duggan 678-428-9757

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Entry: 91947
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY UNCLE

Thomas Clancy wrote on September 30, 2015


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Unit: USMC

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any info on my Uncle George Brimmer who recently passed away. He lived in NY and enlisted in the Army in 1950. He served as a tank gunner in the 2nd Recon Co., 2nd Infantry Division and was in several heavy combat situations while there. He was very proud of serving his Country, a devote Christian, wonderful father, husband and a well respected Uncle.

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Entry: 89590
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY SOLDIER WHO KNEW MY GRANDFATHER

Random Clavin wrote on August 31, 2014


City and State: RAMSEY IL

Unit: 2ND RECON CO 2ND ID

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Im looking for any information that anyone may have on my grandfather. His name is Charles L. Crow he was wounded on his leg around Aug 8th 1951.Thanks.

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Entry: 78185
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY UNCLE

Kim Hauptman wrote on March 14, 2011


City and State: OMAHA NE

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might remember my uncle, James/Jim Houston from Iowa. He was KIA on 2/14/1951. His body was never recovered. The family has sent DNA to the Department of the Army in the hope that someday we will be able to bring our uncle home. If you are a veteran, or a family member of a veteran, can you please ask if anyone remembers him? He was from Iowa and came from a family of twenty children. I thought I would add that because it's not every day you hear of a family that big-it might spark a memory.
Thank You!

Keywords: Jim Houston, Iowa, February 14, 1951



Entry: 75785
Subject: LOOKING FOR CPT CHARLES C. ROSS

Brad Carter wrote on August 13, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any member of the 2nd Recon Company, 2nd ID, that served in Korea with my uncle, SGT James Roberts, Holdenville, Oklahoma. James was the commo chief and arrived in Korea in 1953. James remembers that his company commnader was CPT Charles C. Ross from Texas. Any information would be appreciated.

Keywords: Charles C. Ross, James Roberts, 2nd Recon Company, Korea



Entry: 71968
Subject: SGT. JOSEPH C. WARREN JR.

Michael Zipf wrote on October 15, 2009


City and State: BRIELLE NJ

Unit: 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION INFORMATION, 2ND RECON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My great grandfather Joe Warren was in the 2nd infantry, 2nd recon. He was on the USS Cust when it went ass over end. He fought all the way to valentines day 1951 when he was shot stripped of his belongings and left to die. He did survive and is still alive today. He was best friends with Charles Turner who received the MOH. Charles Turner was shot while on the tank MG when he was shot he yelled for help, SGT.Warren went over to help, he pulled him off the tank and Warren put his legs on either side of him keeping him down and went looking for the bullet, it was in meaty part of his thigh. While Sgt.Warren went to grab a cig for Turner, Turner was shot out from underneath Sgt.warren.

Joe Warren is still alive and well if anyone wants me to ask a question just email or call me(only call around 6pm est no earlier!) I also have an interview with him if you would like to hear it.

Keywords: Sgt. Warren, Mortar,2nd recon



Entry: 66566
Subject: ARMY BUDDIE

Fred Razo SR. wrote on July 19, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREEN VALLEY AZ

Unit: CO. M HEAVY WEAPONS CO.44TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: last saw him in L.A 1952

Keywords: Doffie



Entry: 66268
Subject: LOST RECON UNIT

Jeff Skaggs wrote on June 29, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUNTSVILLE OH

Unit: COMPANY A 91ST ARMORED CAVALARY RECON BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: i am try to find some info on my dads unit, i have trided , but cant find.he seved two years in korae. from 1950 1952. his unit ,company a 91st armorded cavalry recon bn. thank you.



Entry: 66267
Subject: LOST RECON UNIT

Jeff Skaggs wrote on June 29, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUNTSVILLE OH

Unit: COMPANY A 91ST ARMORED CAVALARY RECON BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: i am try to find some info on my dads unit, i have trided , but cant find.he seved two years in korae. from 1950 1952. his unit ,company a 91st armorded cavalry recon bn. thank you.



Entry: 65506
Subject: WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM ON VALENTINES DAY

James Botek wrote on May 5, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, Anton Botek Jr., was KIA on that day. I was lucky to be able to speak with the man who helped bring his body back home. From what he told me, the unit was moving enmas and was ambushed and cut off. The recon unit was almost completly wiped out as tehy walked into teh waiting ambush. The Koreans cut off the retreat route as well. I found a detailed description of the battle online some years ago, but lost the link.

I know it is not much but it is something.

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Entry: 63836
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT FRANK A WOMACK

Stephen Miller wrote on January 15, 2008


City and State: CHICAGO IL

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am a reporter trying to find information on the life of Korean War Veteran Frank A. Womack of Chicago. He died alone in 2000 and was buried in 2001 as an indigent in the county plot - an unmarked, mass grave site.
In the course of working on another story, I discovered Mr. Womack was a veteran. I told the VA, and Mr. Womack's body was exhumed. Later in 2001, he was reburied - this time, with honors, at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
I have some basic information about him, but I am trying to find other veterans who knew him. Could you please point me in the right direction?
I know he was injured in Feb. 1951 and received the Purple Heart. He served in the 2nd Infantry Division, ARC RECON CO.
I'd really appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.

Keywords: Womack, Purple Heart, Chicago, 2nd Infantry Division, ARC RECON CO



Entry: 63832
Subject: INFORMATION ON FRANK A. WOMACK

Stephen Miller wrote on January 15, 2008


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am a reporter trying to find information on the life of Korean War Veteran Frank A. Womack of Chicago. He died alone in 2000 and was buried in 2001 as an indigent in the county plot - an unmarked, mass grave site.
In the course of working on another story, I discovered Mr. Womack was a veteran. I told the VA, and Mr. Womack's body was exhumed. Later in 2001, he was reburied - this time, with honors, at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
I have some basic information about him, but I am trying to find other veterans who knew him. Could you please point me in the right direction?
I know he was injured in Feb. 1951 and received the Purple Heart. He served in the 2nd Infantry Division, ARC RECON CO.
I'd really appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.

Keywords: Womack, Purple Heart, Chicago, 2nd Infantry Division, ARC RECON CO



Entry: 62601
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT ROBERT HAVILAND

John Haviland wrote on October 14, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am looking for any information about the 2nd recon company of the 2nd infantry division from May of 1951 Through March of 1952. My father, Robert Haviland, was with the second Recon during this time frame. Any information about what the 2nd recon was doing in that time frame and where they were etc. would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Keywords: Bloody Ridge Heartbreak Ridge 2nd Recon Company



Entry: 60827
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY DAD

Rosemary Ryan wrote on April 28, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for any information or anyone who knew my dad during his service. He was a tank driver and a medic in the 2nd recon 2nd division. His name was Arthur Razo. He passed away a couple days ago 4/25 and I'm writing his eulogy and need info...I know next to nothing about his service as he very rarely ever spoke about it...all I know is that he received a bronze star for an incident where he was giving cover fire in his tank to try and help the others in the tank to escape...for what I understand he is the only one who made it out...he also received a bronze star for saving his LT who had been shot near a Korean camp...

any info would be appreciated....

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Entry: 57646
Subject: AMMO TRUCK DRIVER 1950, 1951

Walter Nicolson wrote on June 12, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: HESPERIA CA

Unit: 2ND RECON COMPANY 1950,1951 KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father has served in 2nd Recon Company during the years of 1950 to 1951. During his time there he drove a ammo truck for the first 6 months (nickname was Nick) Later my father was promoted to platoon Sgt, replacing Sgt Clarence Parker, who returned to Fort Lewis on family emergency. Some of the people he remembers are Les Lisson who recently passed away, Joe Lapoon (from porterville) Please contact my father if you remember him. Or send me a E-mail Thank you.

Keywords: Former Ammo truck driver looking for soldier buddies still out there.



Entry: 56195
Subject: FEBRUARY 14, 1951 - DAD WAS THERE.

Jim Pierce wrote on March 12, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was serving as a medic on Valentine's Day 1951. Most of the 2nd Recon Company was wiped out that day. My Dad received a Silver Star for helping rescue the wounded. My father has passed away. I retired from the Army including two tours in Korea. I was just curious for more information on what happened that day. As with many in that "greatest generation" Dad kept it mostly to himself. Best wishes to all who still survive and in remembrance of those who served.

Keywords: 2nd Recon Co, 2nd Inf Div
John Pierce, Medical Aidman
Chaum-ni 14 February 1951
Chuam-ni 14 February 1951



Entry: 53727
Subject: HELL ON WHEELS KOREA

Rich Mariner JR. wrote on October 24, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad has passed away but I remember him telling me about the retreat from China and the Iron Triangle.

Did anyone know Richard Ford Mariner. He went from Captian to Private a few times. LOL

Keywords: Tanks, Rice Wine, friends



Entry: 45250
Subject: CHANGE E-MAIL ADDRESS

Robert L. Timms wrote on August 16, 2004


City and State: SUN LAKES AZ

Unit: 2ND RECON, 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: new email address

Keywords: Major Jack T Young and cpl. Roy Stunbough.



Entry: 43066
Subject: SGT. JOHN MICHAEL FUORE

Michael Fuore wrote on May 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Sgt. John M. Fuore would have been my great-uncle. He served in the 2nd Ar. Recon Co of the 2nd Infantry Div and was killed on February 14th, 1951, as he awaited orders to return home to visit his dying mother in Massachusetts. Anyone who served with John and has any photos or letters or memories to share, I would love to hear from you. Thanks!

Keywords: Sgt. John M. Fuore, 2nd Recon Co. 2nd Infantry Div. KIA February 14, 1951



Entry: 42530
Subject: CPL. MELVIN G. GILMORE, MIA 14 FEB 51

Charles P. Gilmore wrote on April 22, 2004


City and State: BOUNTIFUL UT

Unit: 2ND RECON CO., 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Cpl. Melvin G. Gilmore, was an Armored Crew Member on M-24 Chaffee tanks with the 2nd Recon. Co, 2nd Inf. Div. He shipped out for Korea in July 1950 and was listed MIA on 15 Feb 51 after the Battle of Chipyong-ni. The 2nd Recon. Co. was annihilated at the village of Chuam-ni on the morning of 14 Feb 51. His remains were never found, but he was later promoted SGT in May 53 and declared dead on 31 Dec 53.

The only correspondence I have from him was a Special Services letter written to my mother (his ex-wife) from Seoul dated 21 Dec 50. He mentioned "pulling back, but not from the enemy", and how much he wanted to get out of Korea and back to Tacoma, WA, and, I assume, his current wife. His tone in the letter was very "down".

I am seeking anyone who might have known him. I am his son from his first marriage. He later married a gal named Reva Mitchell from Tacoma, WA on 24 Jun 50, the day before the North invaded South Korea, and just a few weeks before he shipped out for Korea with the 2 I.D. They had no children. Because I am his only son, I was able to attend college under his G.I. Bill and through a Veterans Administration scholarship. I enlisted in the USAF after college and served as a transport pilot from Vietnam thru the Gulf War.

I discovered his family in California in 1979, but they know very little about him. I would be grateful for any information that would fill in the gaps for me.

Thanks!

Keywords: Mel Gilmore, Armored Crew Member, 2nd Recon. Co., Chipyong-ni, Wonju Shoot, Chuam-ni



Entry: 39183
Subject: EUGENE R NIEMIEC

Lisa Niemiec wrote on December 15, 2003


City and State: TROY NY

Unit: 2ND INF DIV ARC REACON CO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information on my Step-father Eugene (gene-gino-eug)Niemiec. all we know is the following a Pv2 armored branch in Unit-2nd Division 2nd Inf Div Type of unit ARC Recon co..I believe he was at Heartbreak Ridge. We know he was seriously wounded in action by a missle on Sept. 19, 1951 in North Korea But was returned to duty(far East Command. We are looking for anyone who knew him. We found out he pasted away in 1988. My husband just needs to get to know his dad a bit...thank you and god bless

Keywords: pv2 North Korea 1951



Entry: 38242
Subject: IVANHOE SECURITY FORCE

John Stanfield wrote on November 11, 2003


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Unit: 2ND ID, IVANHOE SECURITY FORCE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am interested in any word about the whereabouts or status of Major Young who headed up the Ivanhoe Security Force.
I was attached to the Force for about three months in Nov '50 to Jan '50 after my arrival from the 29th Inf in Okinawa.

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Entry: 29504
Subject: FATE OF 1ST LT PHIL DESHAW

Bruce Lorenc wrote on November 12, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My first wife's father, 1st LT. Phil DeShaw was KIA during the fierce Chinese assaults on the nearly encircled 2D RECON company, 2nd Infantry Division in the Hwachon Resevoir battle of 2/11-2/15 1951. Any information from surviving vets regarding LT DeShaw's fate would be gratefully appreciated by Cecelia and myself. I served for 8 years in the US Navy with in-country time, RVN, 1970-1978, honorably discharged as a CTM1.

Thanks and God bless you all,

Respectfully,
Bruce Lorenc

Keywords: LT Phillip Edward DeShaw
2d Recon Company
Hwachon resevoir
KIA
2/14/51



Entry: 28004
Subject: EUGENE R NIEMIEC

Lisa Niemiec wrote on September 3, 2002


City and State: TROY NY

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information on my father-in-law..I dont even know where to begin..He was in North Korea and was hurt by a missle on Sept. 19, 1951..he was 17 at the time..we found that he was returned to duty..but were told he had a metal plate in his head....We are looking for anyone that may have known him....my husband doesnt have much information and the family is no help....my husband only has one picture of him,so if anyone has or knows how we can obtain some please let me know...we have just dont know much about him so if anyone has any stories or information both good or bad please let me know...Thank you!

Keywords: possible nickname-gene We were told he was at Heartbreak Ridge



Entry: 27293
Subject: WHAT HAPPENED TO KENNETH CLEMONS

Bettye Brooks wrote on August 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BIXBY OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone know anything about Kenneth "Kenny" Dean Clemons who was in the Korean War? The last we heard from him was a letter he wrote to us from Hokkoado, Japan on July 12, 1950. He had asked to be transferred to Korea and was awaiting an answer. We never heard anything from him again. We just want to know something (anything) about what happened to him. Or, did any of you know him? Even the smallest of inforation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords: Kenneth "Kenny" Dean Clemons



Entry: 24776
Subject: IS ANYBODY OUT THERE

Jack Walker wrote on April 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: KELLYTON AL

Unit: HD CO 1ST BAT 9TH INF 2DIV RECON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 17075
Subject: 2 ID 2 RECON CO JAN 51- DEC 51

Joe Sanfilippo wrote on June 3, 2001

Email Update Needed



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Unit: 2 ID 2 RECON CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Interested in finding any people who were in the unit at the same time as I, and if any are going to the division reunion in Perioa, Illinois this coming July, 2001.

Keywords: Joseph "FLIP" Sanfilippo



Entry: 15890
Subject: SFC CHARLES W. TURNER - MOH RECIPIENT

Rose Anderson-Blayden wrote on April 11, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHULA VISTA CA

Unit: 2ND RECON CO., 2ND INFANTRY DIV.

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am seeking information on the location of family members of Charles W. Turner, on behalf of the American Legion Committee at the Veterans Home of CA, Chula Vista. My purpose in seeking this information is because the committee mentioned is naming thier Post at the Vet. HOme of CA, Chula Vista after SFC Charles W. Turner. I am assisting the Veterans/Residents in hope of making contact with the family of SFC Turner, in order to obtain permission to name the post after him. If anyone can help me obtain this information I appreciate it, also appreciate hearing from anyone that served with Sergeant Turner and/or has information that may be added to what we have. At this point I have the info listed on the Korean War Memorial website about Sergeant Turner. I would also like to obtain any photos of SFC Turner and his unit that may be available. Thank you, Rose

Keywords: SFC Charles W. Turner, Medal Of Honor Recipient - KIA 9/1/50



Entry: 11467
Subject: MISSING PHOTOS-PYONGYNG-10-91-1950

Robert L. Timms wrote on September 3, 2000


City and State: SUN LAKES AZ

Unit: 2ND RECON CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I came across a photo titled "G.I. prisoners rescued at pyongyang" in time magazine page 36, 10-30-1950.associated press photo. I, pfc. Roy Stumbough (KIA 2-14-51) and Major Jack T. Young found these 3 military people when we were driving down the streets of Pyongyang. We came across the river on a makeshift bridge well before any other troops had arrived, thus we were thr first U.S. personnel in Pyongyang. Major Young was in charge of the IVANHOE SECURITY FORCE that policed Pyongyang. Myself and Stumbough were assigned to major Young by Major General Keiser, 2nd inf div CO. I would sure like to find out who took this photo because there were 4 war correspondents taken pictures and some of these photos show all of us.

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Entry: 7066
Subject: KIA 2ND RECON

Jamie Frutos wrote on February 19, 2000

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information on my grandfather Thomas E. Holley. He served in the Korean War with the 2nd Inf Div. I believe he was killed or captured on or about 14 Feb 1951. If anyone has any information or know how to get more information please contact me at my Email Address. Thank you.

Keywords: Holley, Thomas E., 2nd Inf Div, MIA/POW



Entry: 5558
Subject: MEDIC 1952

Jack G. Giesy wrote on December 10, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: VANCOUVER WA

Unit: 2ND RECON CO., 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Air Force

Comments: I was a Medic with the 2nd Recon Co during the whole year of 1952. Just wondering if any one out there was there at the same time as I was.

Keywords: Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill



Entry: 3097
Subject: 2ND RECON

Donald Kennedy wrote on May 8, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: FAIRPORT NY

Unit: 2ND RECON CO./ 2ND INFATRY DIV

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 2ND RECON CO./ 2ND INFATRY DIV

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Entry: 2293
Subject:

Robert L. Timms wrote on December 28, 1998


City and State: SUN LAKES AZ

Unit: 2ND RECON CO. - 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 2ND RECON CO. - 2ND INF. DIV.

Keywords: Member: Korean War Project



Entry: 2036
Subject: SGT. JOSEPH C. WARREN

Scott Warren wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: PLAINS PA

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Comments: MY PURPOSE IS TO HELP MY FATHER PROVIDE AND SEEK INFORMATION ABOUT HIS TOUR OF KOREA, WHICH ENDED SHORTLY AFTER BEING SERIOUSLY WOUNDED ON FEB 14, 1951. SGT. JOSEPH C. WARREN 2ND RECON CO.

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Entry: 1969
Subject: SGT. ROBERT M. TRIVETT KIA 7/50

Larry M. Trivett wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: MARYSVILLE WASHINGTON WA

Unit:

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Comments: MY FATHER WAS SGT. ROBERT M. TRIVETT, 2ND INFANTRY DIV., 2ND ARMORED RECON. REGIMENT. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1950.

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