406th Medical General Laboratory










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Entry: 94426
Subject: DEAR SIR

Patricia Depiera NONE wrote on March 9, 2017


City and State: POTTSTOWN PA

Unit: 406 MEDICAL GENERAL LAB ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any information on CPL Mark Smith Gingrich, who served in the U.S. Army in

the far East Research Unit in Tokyo Japan. The years of his service were 1950 to 1952. He

was non-combatant, therefore he was not in combat. He only served in the 406. His date of

birth was March 3, 1928 & was born in S. Annville, Pa. He was a corporal.

Any information would be gladly appreciated.

His step-daughter Patricia Depiera 620 N. Manatawny St. Pottstown, Pa.

p.dep20@comcast.net

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Entry: 91324
Subject: AT 406 GEN. LAB. '52-'53.

Vincent Perez wrote on June 3, 2015


City and State: LA MIRADA CA

Unit: 406 MED. LAB., TOKYO, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 89751
Subject: 406TH MEDICAL MOBILE LABORATORY, VLIETNAM

Delmar Harris wrote on October 6, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 8TH FIELD HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for Cpt Fahs, (Commander) Captain McElrath, (Administrative Officer) 1st L Gailey, SFC Toth, SP4 Nordum. There were more but I don't remember their names. I was at the 8th field Hospital from July 1964 to June 1967. The people named were at the 406th when I arrived. The main unit was in Japan and just a few served in Nha Trang, Vietnam. They were the only Lab in Vietnam for almost all the first year (1964 &1065) when I arrived there.

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Entry: 86838
Subject: GAVE BLOOD TO 406TH IN TOKYO IN DEC. 1951

Robert W. Kuenzli SR. wrote on July 27, 2013


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: G CO., 160 RCT, 40 INF. DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Certainly of no real interest,but thought I would forward
information. and was surprised that the 406th was identified on
the internet.

I recently found my Blood Donor card for the 406th Blood Bank,
Tokyo, Japan. It shows I donated on 10 Dec 1951 and initialed
by CE.

Keywords: On MLR, central front Korea from Jan. 1952 to Sep 1952



Entry: 80160
Subject: 406 MED LAB 1951-1953

Vincent Perez SR. wrote on August 27, 2011


City and State: LA MIRADA CA

Unit: 406 GEN. LAB. TOKY0, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Assigned to Blood Bank-Immunology Lab under Dr. Stein.
Did research looking for RBC anti-d and complement -fixation tests.
from 1951- 4/53. Was blood courier to Soeul and Tagu(?) Korea twice.
Would be nice to contact any of my buddies especially Bill Bergin from
San Francisco area at that time.

Professor Vince Perez
vdperez@aol.com

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Entry: 66446
Subject: 406TH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE UNITS

William Sames IV wrote on July 11, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am compiling a history of preventive medicine during the Korean War with an emphasis on entomology and vector-borne disease. Many 406th Medical Laboratory personnel contributed to entomological surveys in Korea during this period. I would like to have copies of unclassified documents, pictures of individuals who served, staff pictures, pictures of preventive medicine personnel in action, etc., personal letters or stories about preventive medicine and entomological issues during the war, lists of personnel in any of the preventive medicine units, etc. Any information that you can contribute on this subject would be welcomed. I've been piecing together the history through published literature, but would like to compile and document as much as possible. I hope to hear from you soon. Send me an email for current mailing address.

Keywords: preventive medicine detachements
malaria control detachments (10th, 38th, 78th, 118th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, 154th, 155th)
malaria survey detachments (6th, 17th, 207th, 219th)



Entry: 60812
Subject: SEARCHING FOR FORMER 406TH MED. GEN. LAB. PERSONNEL

Kenneth Blake wrote on April 27, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELKHART IN

Unit: 406TH MEDICAL GENERAL LABORATORY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Worked in Dep't of Medical Zoology under Lt. Col. Lyman Frick.
Commandant of 406th Lab was Col. Joe Blumberg. Looking to make
contact with former members of lab including those above plus M/Sgt.
Max Winn, Sp/6 John Russ, Capt. Art Moon, Dr. Lawrance Ritchie, Mr.
Jim Williams plus any others in lab between 3/55-8/56.

My wife, Ms.Betty Blake, worked in the Virology Dep't of the 406th Lab
during the same period of time under Dr. William Sherer, MD. Contacts
with persons in this area from the same time period would be
appreciated.

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Entry: 56696
Subject: 406TH MEDICAL LABORATORY

Jonathan Clemente wrote on April 16, 2006


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for anyone who has information on 406th Medical lab analysis of captured enemy (CCF or KPA) medical personnel, equipment, or blood samples analyzed by the 406th Medical Lab during the Korean War.

Keywords: CCF KPA medical



Entry: 54012
Subject: 1 KMC-AG

Charles Salovesh wrote on November 9, 2005


City and State: ORANGE CA

Unit: 1 KMC-AG

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was a radioman, part of Hq. Bn. 1MarDiv, attached to the USMC Advisory Group to the 1st Korean Marine Brigade, backed up against the hills near Kumchon-ni, North of Seoul. I remember that 1st Tanks were across the valley from our position. We were in tents and had to break the ice in water buckets to wash ourselves but when we left, the US army moved in and put up buildings, showers, etc. for a more permanent site. When the Division returned to Pendleton, those of us who were left were put in with the remainder of the DMZ Police and West Coast Island Defense Units to form an Honor Guard for a few months. Then I went to radio platoon Hq. Co. until I shipped over and went to El Toro to fly with VMR 152. Anybody out there?

Keywords: 1KMC-AG, Kumchon, Korea



Entry: 53437
Subject: MIKE SALOVESH UPDATE

John Salovesh wrote on October 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: DEKALB IL

Unit: 406 MED

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Mike Salovesh, is presently fighting cancer, and would like to hear from anyone who remembers him, or shared experiences/time with him in Korea. His health is not well, and he is in a lot of pain, and perhaps hearing from old acquaintances might help to ease the pain, and provide a little distraction, if only for a little while. Please e-mail me for contact information, or try to e-mail him directly. I thank you, and appreciate your thoughts.

Keywords: Salovesh, Nara,



Entry: 51676
Subject: LOOKING FOR CAPT. RON GARCIA

Christopher (Chris) Allen wrote on June 24, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: OREGON CITY OR

Unit: 628TH MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a spec 4 working for the 628th Medical Illustration Detachment at the 406th from 1967 through 1968 as an artist. I know this is ALOT later than the rest of the posts but I'd like to locate Capt. Ron Garcia....My boss. A really great guy! I believe he lived in Texas but don't know if he stayed in the army or not....Thanks, Chris Allen

Keywords: 628th Medical Illustration Detachment. 406th General Medical Labratory



Entry: 50508
Subject: 406TH BLOOD COURIERS

Carroll Knox wrote on April 29, 2005


City and State: CARIBOU ME

Unit: 406TH MEDICAL GENERAL LABORATORY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I came across this site while searching the Internet for possible photos of the 406th Medical General Laboratory's three-car lab. train, which I somehow never took, despite riding it all over Japan on epidemiological (parasitology) surveys from 1949 to 1951.

I realize it is now going on six years since Mike posted his message, but if this reaches him, I thought he (or others) might like to hear from someone who shared the same experiences. I too was a blood courier -- one of the first -- from January to July 1951 and kept a record of all my 92 flights in and out of Korea during that period.

Carroll B. Knox (ex-corporal)
U. S. Army, MOS 0858

Keywords: blood
couriers
406th



Entry: 47684
Subject: LOOKING FOR GEN. BLUMBERG

Bill Delia wrote on December 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 406 MGL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 46544
Subject: MAJOR LOUIS (L.A.) SHONE OF CAMP NARA

Louis Shone wrote on October 29, 2004


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to converse with anyone who might have known my father, Major L.A. Shone of the US Army. He fought in Korea during the Korean War. I have been told that he was in charge of Camp Nara in Japan during part of the War and that he suddenly died there on Nov 2, 1952.

Keywords: LA Shone, Camp Nara



Entry: 43035
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Thomas Sulick SR. wrote on May 14, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

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Keywords: Austin Johnson, Toms River,NJ and Gregory Kalas from
Newe York City



Entry: 41306
Subject: 406 MED GEN LAB

Donald Riegert wrote on February 27, 2004


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for adress of Gerald L. Casetta and Capt. Nicholas V. Carrol. Both served with 406 Med Gen Lab 1949-1952

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Entry: 35333
Subject:

James Allison wrote on July 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 47TH QM CO. CAMP RUCKER, AL.- 04/51-04/54

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi ,
My name is Kathey Infinger and I am searching for Army Buddies of my Dad's.
He recently passed away on June 14th of 2003 and I will miss him more than words can ever say.
If there is anyone out there that might know my father please contact me. His name was James Vernon Allison...friends knew him as "PETE". He went into service at Camp Rucker ,Al. 04/51 and served until, 04/54. I do know that he went over seas. He did not talk much about the Korean War but I have some info .
Can anyone tell me if the know of or belonged to the 47th QM co.I understand that is QuarterMaster Co. But once over seas it could have changed.
If anyone might have any information that would be useful please contact me as I want to learn all I can about my Dad and his Army Buddies.
Thanks Kathey

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Entry: 32041
Subject: NEED MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE KOREAN WAR

Kimberly Birkhead wrote on February 15, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am working on a high school history project and looking for information on the medical units (such as M.A.S.H.) in the Korean War. I am also looking for anyone who would be willing to do an interview about medical field. I need it by Tuesday, February 18, 2003.

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Entry: 30089
Subject: 406TH 54-56

Jerry R. Anderson wrote on December 2, 2002


City and State: BLOOMINGTON MN

Unit: 406TH MEDICAL GENERAL LABORATORY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Worked in supply at 406thMGL from May 1954 to May 1956. Worked in downtown Tokyo and billeted at the Finance Building.

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Entry: 29401
Subject: NARA CONVALESCENT HOSP.

Joseph Cain wrote on November 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW CITY NY

Unit: 8027 AU, NARA, JAPAN, APO 40

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Mike; Sorry I didn't see your message sooner. If you remember, I was the Pharmacist at Nara (along with Joe Mittuch) before and after the 3rd Mariners moved in. (That's when they changed the AU to 8027 from 8040.)I remember M/Sgt. Frank and Cpt. Maley very well.I used to go /w Maley to his model airplane meets. Maybe you could get his address from a medical directory. (He was OB/GYN, I remember)I also remember you with your long legs astride a Japanese bike, looking like you were about a foot too tall for the bike.
If you get this I'm at caners@worldnet.att.net.
Sayonara

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Entry: 29400
Subject: NARA CONVALESCENT HOSP.

Joseph Cain wrote on November 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW CITY NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 26472
Subject: DEAR COMPANY

Karim Mostafa wrote on June 23, 2002

Email Update Needed



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Comments: Rapid test required

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Entry: 24331
Subject: ANNUAL REPORTS- TOKYOYOKOHAMA ASTHMA

Craig Tilton wrote on March 27, 2002

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Any help anyone could lend in the location of the Annual Reports of this unit 1948-60 would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who was involved in the actual testing, research into Tokyo-Yokohama Asthma please contact me at phaedo2@msn.com

Thank you

Keywords: Tokyo-Yokohama Asthma
Annual reports



Entry: 23793
Subject: KOREAN VETERAN 1952

Kelly Parden wrote on March 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SATSUMA AL

Unit: 406 MGL 48TH BLOOD BANK

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 22644
Subject: INFO ON TOKYO-YOKOHAMA ASTHMA

Craig Tilton wrote on January 26, 2002

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 18874
Subject: VIROLOGIST,406MGL,CPL,1951-53

Robert F. Solorzano wrote on August 22, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBIA MO

Unit: SEE ABOVE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: My experience in the US army medical corps was similiar to that of those of those described except I was a new college graduate draftee.I was trained as an infentry man light weapons at Fort Dix,NJ with a secondary MOS as a lab technitian.I ended up in the virology section of the 406MGL under the command of then Capt.Ed Buescher.My principle work was diagnostic virology with all the research on JAPB Encephalitis.We prooved the life cycle of this deadly virus which included the resevoir in wild birds with transmission to man and animals by one species of mosquito.I am at present a retired Professor Emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Missouri where I taught and did research on Virology for 26 years.At age 72 I would be delighted to hear any news of my buddies of the 406MGL.

Keywords: 406MGL,USARMY,MEDTECH,TokyoJapan1951-53,JAPBENCEPHALITIS PROJECT,Diagnostic Virology,Blood Courier Korea



Entry: 10427
Subject: ASSISTANCE-SEEKING INFO ON KOREAN WAR HEMORRAGHIC FEVER

Joe Mondzak wrote on July 18, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LINCOLN CA

Unit: 15TH INFANTRY REGT, 3D INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Seeking info on Korean hemorraghic fever; symptons, treatment (unit level and up), vaccines, etc. to support VA claim. Thank you. MONDZAK@AOL.COM

Keywords: Company M, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division from Jan 52 to Jan 53.



Entry: 6576
Subject: 406TH MGL AND HEMORRHGIC FEVER

Norman Chupp wrote on January 31, 2000


City and State: YORK SPRINGS PA

Unit: 406TH MED. GEN. LAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: It was quite interesting to note the similarities between your Army experiences and mine. I was drafted in Setember 1951, after Basic Training at Ft. Riley, KS (heavy weapons), I reported to Ft. Lawton, WN in February 1952 and boarded MSTS Gen Meigs for a delightful cruise to Yokohama and as they were about to give me my rifle, I was ordered to report to an Engineer Service Co, in Tokyo (because of my Biologist MOS). At first my duties included water quality inspections and supervising DDT spraying operations at military housing. I had a couple of other jobs relating to my MOS but each one was phased out and taken over by qualified Japanese civilians. I decided to go shopping for a more stable position and got an interview with a Major Oman at 406 MGL in the Entomology Section. Most of my duties related to Encephalitis field work under Dr. McClure, Public Health Service. At one point (April 24, 25, 1953) I was a blood courier, flying from Tachikawa AFB to Seoul and reported to HQ 6th Army and arranged the pick up with 8228 MASH. Then in May and June '53 I volunteered to work on Hemorrhagic Fever at 48th MASH unit five miles east of Seoul. (Was this where you were?) I returned to Tokyo and the 406th until sent back to the States where I was discharged in Sept. 1953. I still remeber several of the personnel at 406 MGL and 48th MASH {SH(MA)}.
Sorry I can't help you with the Nara people but we must have been involved with some of the same personnel in Tkyo and Korea.
Thanks for posting your information. I have been trying to locate more facts about the 406th and the HF MASH unit. Good Luck in finding your friends.

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Entry: 4652
Subject:

Mike Salovesh wrote on November 9, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: DE KALB IL

Unit: 406 MED. MEDICAL CORPS, US ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: My Korea time was on detached service from the 406th Medical General Lab and 48th U.N. Blood Bank based in Tokyo. I got there as courier with shipments of whole blood on a rotating schedule; then joined a lab team working out of 8th Army HQ investigating Korean hemorraghic fever. Enlisted RA, 05 Dec 1951; rel act duty 14 Nov 1953, rank Cpl. In FECOM Sep 52-Nov 53.

Looking for two service friends or their families. 1)Master Sergeant William Frank, who had two combat tours as a medic in Korea. Units unknown to me. He was my first sergeant in the Medical Detachment, Camp Nara (Japan), APO 40, from March through Nov 53.
2)Capt. Malcolm C. Maley, Med. Corps, U.S.Army, who was my CO at Camp Nara. Bill Frank and I were Capt. Maley's ushers at his wedding in Nara.

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