40th Replacement Company - Division


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Entry: 81970
Subject: 24TH DIV. 21ST INFANTRY REG / 40TH REPLACEMENT CO.

Hugh Carpenter wrote on February 3, 2012


City and State: TRACY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Hugh S. Carpenter served with the 21st Infantry Regiment K.
Company in Korea from 1951 to 1952 in the area known as The Iron
Triangle. My dad has no computer, so he asked me to help him. He
recently has fallen ill and is receiving treatment at the local VA hospital.
My dad was on Hill 364 overlooking Kumsong Province on Jan. 23,
1952. Shortly thereafter my father was wounded in action from enemy
shrapnel and was E-VACed to the 25th Medical Evacuation Hospital in
Taegu Korea. I earlier thought my father was sent to Japan, but this is
not the case and an error on my part. Needless to say, my father never
received his Purple Heart due to loss of chain of command, for upon
returning to the front lines his previous unit was disbanded and he was
re-assigned to the 40th Replacement Co. Division of the California
National Guard. It would be a great thrill for my father to reconnect
with any of the buddies he fought along side, some of their names are
Castanga, Spero, Esposito, Dvoreck, Everly, Bano, "Red" and Lt. Wolfe.
Their spelling may be incorrect, for that I apologize. Any information
would be most greatly appreciated.

I was a rifleman in the 3rd Armored Div., 2nd Batt. 48th Inf., stationed
in Gelnhausen Germany during the cold war era in the 1970s. I never
had to face combat, and I thank all of you, for your courageous service
to our country.

Sincerely,
Hugh P. Carpenter

Keywords: 24th Infantry Division, 21st Regiment, 40th Replacement Co. Division,
California National Guard. Kumhwa Valley (Kimhwa), Chorwon,
Kumsong, Hill 364 overlooking Kumsong Province Jan. 23, 1952
Buddies: Castanga, Bando or Bano, Esposito, Dvoreck, Everly, Spiro or
Spero, "Red," Gallagher (KIA)
Lt. Wolfe 40th Replacement Co. Battlefield areas: Kumsong, Chorwon,
Kumhwa, The Iron Triangle



Entry: 76080
Subject: 40TH INF DIV ARCHIVES

Dan Sebby wrote on September 7, 2010


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am the director of the California State Military Museum located in Sacramento.

We would like the former members of the 40th ID to know that we have established a archives here at the museum. We are making a major effort to preserved the photos, records, and papers of the members of the division and make them available to historians, researchers, and family members.

The current 40th ID HQ has already transferred all of their photos from WWII, the official 40th Signal Co combat camera set as well as other collections of the Division's history.

If you can get this out to your members, we would appreciate it.

Dan Sebby, 1st Sgt CA ARNG (Ret)
Museum Director
(916) 854-1904
daniel.sebby@us.army.mil

California State Military Museum
1119 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Entry: 54823
Subject: RESPONDING TO FRITZ

Lori McLeod wrote on December 24, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Fritz,
Do you remember a fellow named Chick Haines? He was with the 52 artillery (24th) but when they were replaced in Korea by the 40th, he was reassigned to the 40th. I'll ask him if he remembers you.

Keywords: Fritz



Entry: 18474
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

Homer G. Pritchett wrote on August 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 40TH REPLACEMENT CO.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I AM INTERESTED IN CONTACTING ALL HOW KNEW ME. I WAS IN THE CA NATIONAL GUARD IN LOS ANGELES, CA AND ACTIVATED 1 SEPT 1950. I SERVED WITH 40TH REPLACEMENT CO MY ENTIRE SERVICE PERIOD. AT CAMP COOKE I WAS A BARRACKS CHIEF FOR NEW RECUITS. IN JAPAN I WORKED AT YOKAHAMA TO INSURE ALL 40TH DIV PEOPLE LEFT IN THE STATES TO COMPLETE BASIC TRAINING WERE SENT TO THEIR OLD 40TH DIV UNITS. I ALSO WORKED TO ARRAMG TRANSPORT OF THE 40TH TO KOREA TO RELIEVE THE 24TH. IN KOREA I RAN THE RRR CAMP AT CHUNCHON. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER ME?

Keywords: MY FRIENDS CALLED ME FRITZ. I RAN THE RRR CAMP AT CHUNCHON







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