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Entry: 94577
Subject: H & S COMPANY - COLOR SLIDES

Edward Losch wrote on May 2, 2017


City and State: OTTAWA ON

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad (Donald Losch) was in H and S company, Section S-3, and I have many digitized color slides that he took while he was over there. Here is a link to the photos:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskYTFhjG

Any names and places would be much appreciated. He mentioned working on a POW camp, and it appears that some of the photos show that.

Ed Losch

Keywords: Section S-3, J. Motiojai, Wonju, Koje, POW, Losch, Rotation Blvd, Bergmans Dr., 32nd Engineering Group, Pusan, Armistice protest



Entry: 92838
Subject: GRANDPAS PATCH

Chris Hallam wrote on March 9, 2016


City and State: ELK GROVE VILLAGE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi everyone, my Grandpa just passed recently, he was in the Korean War. I am his Grandson, after having done extensive research and speaking with him, I have determined he was in the 430th ecb and during training he had the 6th army triangle shaped patch. I can not find the logo / patch for the 430th (or if there is a wholistic one for construction engineer) can you please help?

Thank you

Keywords:



Entry: 92775
Subject: 430 CONSTRUCTION ENG H&S CO.

Wayne Kurtz wrote on February 28, 2016


City and State: OREGON MO

Unit: 430 CONST BN H&S CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served in the heavy equip maintance dept. from sept 1951 until nov. 1952. We worked on the Inje pass built Sigma Rhee bridge the Tropa Ri bridge then in june 1952 the outfit went to Koje island to build prison compound. Iwould like to hear from anybody.served at this time.

Keywords:



Entry: 92712
Subject: DID YOU KNOW WILBUR (JIM) GROSSMAN

Kathy Davidson wrote on February 15, 2016


City and State: ELK GROVE CA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known my father-in-law Wilbur (Jim) Grossman. He served in the Army from Feb 1951 until Nov 1952 at part of the 430th Engineer Construction Battalion.
He passed away on 2/4/2016. I am looking for anyone who may have know him or had any pictures of him in Korea.
He was a crane operator building bridges and was sent to Koji island for build prison compounds.

Keywords: Jim Grossman. 430th Engineer Construction Battalion.



Entry: 91828
Subject: ARMY VETERAN

Early Wright SR. wrote on September 2, 2015


City and State: WACO TX

Unit: 430 ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Live and from Waco, Tx.

Keywords: Little Chief.



Entry: 90936
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT FAMILY MEMBER

Cole Stallone wrote on April 8, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information about my grandfather, Martin Victor Stallone, who may have served in the 430th Engineer Construction Battalion. Was drafted into the Army to fight in the Korean War and left some time after. Little information is currently know, any information regarding him would be appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 90828
Subject: 403TH C

Paula Bowers wrote on March 20, 2015


City and State: NE

Unit: 430TH C

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that might have been in this company. My dad was Donald Bowers, definitely talked about building bridges, roads, when he was alive. Trying to put pieces together. Any help would be appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 87172
Subject: LOVE BEYOND MEASURE-MEMOIRS

Katie Schell wrote on September 8, 2013


City and State: IRWIN PA

Unit: 76TH

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM
SOON TO BE ON KINDLE

Have you ever wondered what became of the thousands of
peasants/refugees you encountered during the Korean War? A
daughter writes her mother's memoirs - the incredible journey
of a peasant escaping communism and her American hero from the
76th Engineer Construction Battalion.
...
LOVE BEYOND MEASURE - MEMOIRS OF A KOREAN WAR BRIDE
By Katie Schell

Katie Schell, daughter of Pega Crimbchin (Ock Soon Lee) just
published a new book detailing her mothers journey from that
of a Korean peasant to a proud American.

The memoirs tell the story of Ock Soon Lees incredible
survival during the Korean War. While she witnessed many
Koreans and Americans die around her as the Battles for Seoul
raged on in 1950, miraculously, she survived.

The story begins with her tragic childhood as a slave for a
brutal family at the early age of seven. When she finally finds
a way out of her situation, she ends up in Seoul several years
before the outbreak of war.

After the Communist invasion, Ock Soon finds herself totally
alone, near starvation and surrounded by death. The story tells
of the extraordinary journey from Seoul to Taejon as she
escapes the city prior to the Third Battle of Seoul.

It is the remarkable story of true courage, faith and love. It
is a story of loyalty and sacrifice. It is a story you will
never forget.


Ten Percent of all proceeds will benefit drilling wells for
fresh water. This is at the request of Ock Soon Lee who
carried water on her head for many many years.

Keywords: Yongdongpo, Nunsn,



Entry: 86268
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Beryl Larry Chadwick wrote on May 23, 2013


City and State: CARROLLTON GA

Unit: 430TH

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was with the 3rd Combat Engineers in Japan and got shipped to
Korea because the 430th lost a man to appendix surgery. I was
from Englewood Florida. Would love to hear from anyone who knew
me.

Keywords: Looking for old friends from 430th in Korea or the 3rd in Japan



Entry: 81557
Subject: COLD INJURY

Larry Vandermeulen wrote on December 31, 2011


City and State: BRANDON MS

Unit: 430TH ECB C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I

Keywords: I'm looking for anyone that has had Cold Injury with
the 430th . I have it and having problems with the VA
and they are the ones that told me this.
I did not know anything about cold injury until the
told me that I had it back in 2005 and have been
battling the VA ever since to get a pension. I have and
I believe that some of the people in C company have it
too. Let me hear from you.



Entry: 80875
Subject: NEED TO HEAR FROM MORE GUYS WHO WERE IN THE 430TH ENGINEERS IN KOREA 1950--1953

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on November 2, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Got to be other old people still around to e-mail with.

Keywords: Built 2 bridges over the Soyang River near Inje

Built 500 men POW compounds on Koje Do Island during
riots 1952



Entry: 79143
Subject: ANYBODY STILL AROUND?

Zachery E. (Zack) Levitt wrote on May 31, 2011


City and State: LONG BEACH CA

Unit: H-S CO, 430 ECB 32 GP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: any one out there remember me?

Keywords:  



Entry: 78444
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY OF MY OLD FRIENDS OR BUDDIES. WHO MAY REMEMBER ME LEO SABATELLO NICKNAME (SABBIE.)

Leo Sabatello JR. wrote on April 4, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: OAKDALE PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My home phone is (412)788-0880 or my sons E-mail Address lbrookville1@aol.com THANK YOU AND GOD BLISS

Keywords: I served in the Korean war from 1950 to 1952 i was in the 430th engineer construction BN company C I would like to find or hear from anyone who served with me or knows me. Please feel free to call me or e-mail me. Hopefully i'll hear from any of you or all of you that would be nice.



Entry: 77306
Subject:

Norman Metcalf wrote on January 1, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: MT MORRIS MI

Unit: 430 ENG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 75920
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER FRANK BURK

Diane Hefner wrote on August 25, 2010


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: 430 ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION B CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm typing the memoirs of my father who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He mentions building a bridge over the river Sargong, but I can't find such a river in South Korea. Does anyone know which bridge he's speaking of? He served in Korea in '51-52.
Thanks for any help.

Keywords: 430 Engineer Construction Battalion B Company
under Colonel Tandy
built bridge from South Korea into North Korea
Worked on prison compounds in Koji-do



Entry: 75354
Subject: ALL BLACK KOREAN VETS

Early Wright wrote on July 5, 2010


City and State: WACO TX

Unit: 430 ENG 2ND PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wanted to get all medals and combat ribbons. All Black
platoon. Would like to get in touch any people in the
Korean War

Keywords: Looking for members of 430 Eng 2nd Platoon
Sgt. Early Lee Wright
Nickname Little Chief



Entry: 74872
Subject: KOREA

Lois Clark (Bullard) wrote on May 30, 2010


City and State: CULVER CITY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Korea Conflict= My brother Edward Bullard was with Rainbow Inf 222 Europe also Korea in Communications stationed in Japan first group in Korea, Lon Welton cousin also in Korea Co C ECB 8th army= both deceased I'm putting together a history of my family in the wars of America. I have no info on Korea on the two outfits. Where can I find the info. Thanks Lois Bullard Clark



Entry: 72665
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY REMEMBER MY DAD, LEO SABATELLO

Tiffany Sabatello wrote on December 6, 2009


City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My dad served in the Korean War, 430th construction engineers. He would like to find, hear from, keep in touch with anyone that served with him. His name is Leo Sabatello Jr. His nickname was Sabbie. Please feel free to email me and hopefully you gentlemen can catch up.

Keywords:



Entry: 71972
Subject: AFRICAN AMEICANS 51-53

Early Wright SR. wrote on October 15, 2009


City and State: BONHAM TX

Unit: 430TH ENG CONSTTRUCTION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to get in touch with any Black GI,Korean War 51-53

Keywords: Nicknamed Little Chief



Entry: 71288
Subject: CPL. DOUGLAS RANDOLPH SAMPSON

Valerie Sampson-Shepherd wrote on August 16, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAGRANGE GA

Unit: CO A 430TH ECB

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am interested in my fathers service awards. They consist of A) Korean Service Medal B) Three Bronze Stars C) United Nations Service Medal and National ?????? Service Medal. I can not read the last one as the dd214 form is old and faded. any help would be great.

Keywords:



Entry: 67896
Subject: INJE BRIDGE AND KOJE-DO 51/52

Don Armitage wrote on November 16, 2008


City and State: OLD TOWN FL

Unit: CO.C, 2ND BATT, 430TH ENG.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from someone who might remember me from those days, Did anyone see the Xmas/New year painting on the Inje bridge under construction, it was 70 ft long, seen from the tank bypass. that was my work, I'm alive and well, still drawing and painting at 78, wish you guys well.

Keywords: art guy,Inje Bridge,Bill Elges,Koje POW



Entry: 66172
Subject: 430TH B CO 52

Ed Keigwin wrote on June 22, 2008


City and State: HOLLISTER MO

Unit: B CO 430 ENGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with the 430th in 52 any one out there who was?

Keywords: Inje Pw camps ----Sullivan Graham Paul Shirly



Entry: 65191
Subject: LOOKING FOR GROVER C. JONES' PHOTOGRAPH

Travis Stanley wrote on April 11, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for a photograph of Grover C. Jones Jr.. He was my grandfather. We have no photo record of him. He was in the Army from Oct 1950 to Oct 1952. He was in Co B 430th Engr Const Bn APO 301. He was a maintainance man. His civilian job was a painter. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!

Keywords: Maintainance man, 430th Co B Engineering Batallion



Entry: 64769
Subject: RONALD CHAMBERLAIN OF ILLINOIS

Mitchell Haug wrote on March 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wondering if anybody recalls serving with Ronald Chamberlain of Illinois. I believe he built bridges in Korea in the 8th army.

Keywords: ronald chamberlain bridge engineer



Entry: 61252
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD, KERMIT MORRIS

Jodie Morris wrote on June 9, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dad is still going strong and would like to know if anyone remembers him

Keywords: 430th Engineers



Entry: 54604
Subject: A COMPANY 430TH ECB

Pete Finney wrote on December 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Tying to Contact Harold Aisnworth or Darwin F Williams .

Keywords: Harold Ainsworth



Entry: 54110
Subject: INFORMATION ON DEATH OF PASQUI COPPOLA

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on November 15, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430 ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Wish all you former 43oth people belonged to the
Korean War Veterans Association.
The magazine, the Graybeards, has a story about the 430th and it's activities during the time I was with them. July 1951 to July 1952.

Got a call from a Vincent Anthony Coppola, asking if I knew anything about the death of his brother, killed in an accident, May 8, 1952.

His brother was in A company 430th and the accident happened around the Hongchon area.

Being I was in C company, I had no information about his brother's death.

Any of you guys, from A company, who are familiar with Pasqui Coppola and know what the facts are about his death, please contact me and I will forward the information to his brother, who has no computer.

Please, wrack your brains and come up with anything you might know about this unfortunate death.

Sincerely, Jack Reissman Pittsburgh, Pa.

Johnrr_2@juno.com or 412-361-4450

Keywords: From Inchon to Tague to Chunchon to Inje to Wonju to Pusan to Koje Do island to Home.



Entry: 53201
Subject: KOJE DO IS NOW A VACATION RESORT

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on September 18, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Spent the last month in Korea on Koje Do island building 500 men POW compounds on the other side of Koje.

Koje Do is now a vacation resort. Something that people who were there during the POW riots, would have never believed would happen to that place.
And they built a bridge from Pusan down to Koje.
Even have hotels and resturants there.
Who'da ever thunk it??

Keywords: Chunchon, Inje, Wonju and Koje Do Island



Entry: 53025
Subject: A COMPANY 54 TO 55

Pete Finney wrote on September 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 430TH ECB COMPANY A+

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for Harold Ainsworth and Darwin F Williams ole buddies in A Company also Dominick DeMarco

Keywords:



Entry: 49227
Subject: 434TH CO.B 'PITT 15'

Ziver Gauthier SR. wrote on February 26, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CECIL PA

Unit: 434TH ENGINEERS COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: im lucky enough to still have my hero with me and want to know more about his service to our country. he had a name that would be remembered even today. ZIVER GAUTHIER. i am hoping to help him reunite with some friends or men who shared with him. he worked in 'pit 15" dredging for stone. he also set up many asphalt plants and constructed airfields. any information or recolections would be appreciated.

Keywords: pitt 15, pusan, airstrips, runways, ZIVER GAUTHIER



Entry: 49005
Subject: KOREAN SERVICE FEB 53 - JUN 54

Donald Feaster wrote on February 18, 2005


City and State: LAFAYETTE IN

Unit: CO A 430 ECB 32D ENG GP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Interest is finding members during 53 - 54 from Co a 430th Engr Bn and if there are any reunions for this unit.

Keywords: Friends - Reunions



Entry: 48625
Subject: B CO JEEP DRIVER 53-84

Roy D. Witt wrote on February 1, 2005


City and State: ALOHA OR

Unit: CO. B 430TH ENGR. CONST. BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: I was jeep driver for C.O. and other officers then Co. Dispatcher. there June 53-Oct.54,
First at Chuncheon then camp Moved to Weonju



Entry: 47855
Subject: 984 ENGINEER MAINTENANCE CO.

Bill Helmer wrote on January 1, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Earlier I furnished a misspelled Email address. Shoud be jhelmer2@twcny.rr.com

Keywords:



Entry: 47847
Subject: 984 ENGINEER MAINTENANCE CO

Bill Helmer wrote on January 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MORRISVILLE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from anyone in the unit 1950-1951, especially anyone from Contact Platoon

Keywords:



Entry: 47846
Subject: 984 ENGINEER MAINTENANCE CO

Bill Helmer wrote on January 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MORRISVILLE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from anyone in the unit 1950-1951, especially anyone from Contact Platoon

Keywords:



Entry: 45198
Subject: LIKE TO HEAR FROM 434TH ENGINEERS WHO WERE IN KOREA

Lester Rhodes SR. wrote on August 13, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIMERSBURG PA

Unit: 434TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Want to get e-mail addresses of guys who were with me in Korea 1951 til 1952


Please, any former 434th guys, let me herar from you!


Dusty, Lefty

Keywords:



Entry: 43266
Subject:

John Melchor SR. wrote on May 25, 2004


City and State:

Unit: NAVAL AIR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 40568
Subject: REUNION

Nick Sloan wrote on February 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ANNAPOLIS MD

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER/32 ENGR GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Check the Website for the freunion at

www.geocities.com/nsloan26

Keywords: Check the Website for the freunion at

www.geocities.com/nsloan26



Entry: 40022
Subject: 1/52-5/53

James Sluiter wrote on January 16, 2004


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit: 430TH

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Will write anyone interested in finding out info. Looking for a Donald Armitage beleve to have pitchers of him in wonju.

Keywords: Served Jan 1952 to May of 1953 in Krunsang,Chunchon,wonju,Koye-do 430th core of engineers



Entry: 39049
Subject: BAD E-MAIL ADDRESSES

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on December 9, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUTION BN. C CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: There are some bad e-mail addresses on this web site. Can't contact:
Sgt. Vernon Hixon at angiesplace@30below.com
George Switras at GSSGlS2@aol.com
John Martin at Johnboy@comcast.com
Curtis Ogden at Captcurt@netzero.net

Would like to contact these former 430th people

Please be advised!

Keywords: From Inchon to Taegu to Wonju to Inje to Koje-Do



Entry: 38880
Subject: S-1, HQ. CO., 430TH ENGR,CONST.BN.

George Switras wrote on December 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. CLAIR SHORES MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to try and get a reunion at some time next year as we are getting older.

Keywords: S-1, 1952 to 1954



Entry: 38390
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOME BUDDIES

Gene Lloyd SR. wrote on November 15, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEWISBURG PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION CO. C. COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Writing for Gene Lloyd who is looking for two buddies: Joseph F. Naughton and Charles Goen who has nickname ( Porkchops)

Gene Lloyd had his picture in Stars and Stripes paper, when the 430th was down on Koje-Do island for the riots in May, June 1952.

Gene doesn't have a computer, so any information we get on people he is looking for, will be forwarded to him by "snail mail" by me or people involved!

Keywords: Koje-Do building of 500 man compounds



Entry: 38198
Subject: CO. B 430TH EGNR. CONST. BN.

Roy D. Witt wrote on November 11, 2003


City and State: ALOHA OR

Unit: CO. B 430TH ENGR. CONST. BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Arrived in Korea 6/53, To start,filled potholes in the road between Chunchon and Wonju,then was Capt.Bentley's jeep driver.I then became the Motor pool Dispatcher. The company moved from Chunchon to Wonju,we sat up camp on the old Wonju air base. Love to hear from any of you old G.I's. Hope to see you at the 2004 reunion. Thanks Uncle Sam for the experiences. Roy

Keywords:



Entry: 37961
Subject: FORTNEY, OLIVER T. 430TH ECB CO. A

Bob Fortney wrote on November 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father died in 1976 when I was 12.
I have many photos he took over there of the men and the equip. of the 430th as well as his service records, unit commendations, etc. I would like to hear from someone who remembers my Father during that time. Thanks.

Keywords: Feb. 1951 - May 1952 Yong Chon, Bloody Pass,
Tangyang Pass, Hong Chon, Inje



Entry: 37511
Subject: YOU GUYS ARE TOO SLOW IN RESPONDING FOR YOUR EXPERIENCES IN THE 430TH

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on October 12, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430TH CHARLIE CO. 3RD PLATOON AND OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Landed at Inchon, July '51- Train to Tagu 32nd Group, to 430th C Co. Drove Operations Jeep for Boss, Sgt. "Snake", later Warrent Officer.

Built two bridges over Soyang river south of Inje.

Went to Koje Do after riots. Built 500 men compounds on other side of Koje. LST ride was wild

June 23 1952,(my birthday) on deck with Jeep really rocking.

Glad not to have been in the Navy!

Keywords: Tague, Wonju, Chunchon, Inje, Koje-Do Island



Entry: 37287
Subject: PAINTED 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' ON BRIDGE OVER SOYANG RIVER

Donald (Don) Armitage SR. wrote on October 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 430TH C COMP. 2ND PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:
Like to hear from 430th vets.

Keywords: Wonjue, Inje, Koje Do Island



Entry: 36900
Subject: 430TH CONST. ENG. ANYONE OUT THERE?

John Martin wrote on September 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please contact me if your served between 1950-1951. Joined outfit in Camp Carson i went to Korea in 1950 and my outfit built the first two bridges.

Keywords:



Entry: 36535
Subject: 430TH CONSTRUCTION ENGNEERS 2ND PLT

Donald (Don) Armitage wrote on August 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OLD TOWN FL

Unit: 430TH CONST. ENG. 2ND PLT/

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in Korea from 1951 until 1952, am looking for anyone that worked on the 600' bridge we built near Engi (sp). Please contact me, I look forward to hearing from any of you.
I was the one that painted the sign on the bridge on Christmas of 1951, "Merry Christmas" and a large Santa Girl, many of the guys took pictures of it from the pontoon bridge on the side.

Keywords: Friends: Bill Elges, Tomas Rice, Sgt Coolage, Cpt. Kuenes(sp) Cpl Semone



Entry: 36533
Subject: 430TH CONSTRUCTION ENGNEERS 2ND PLT

Donald (Don) Armitage wrote on August 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OLD TOWN FL

Unit: 430TH CONST. ENG. 2ND PLT/

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in Korea from 1951 until 1952, am looking for anyone that worked on the 600' bridge we built near Engi (sp). Please contact me, I look forward to hearing from any of you.

Keywords:



Entry: 36067
Subject: COME ON YOU GUYS, LET'S TALK!

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on August 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEERS C COMPANY 3RD PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Believe it or not, we did have "some" good times!
I never built a bridge until I went to Korea!
I guess we wouldn't recoginize the place now!
I even got to drive a "Jeep".
And I got to ride on an LST, down to Koje and the another one to the other side of Koje, where we built some 500 man compounds for the bad asses there
Anyone remember those good things the outfit did?
Let me know!!

Keywords: From Inchon to Taegue to Wonju to Inje to Wonju
and ending at Koje-Do for the Riots
July 1951 to July 1952






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