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Entry: 95662
Subject: 434TH CONST BATT

Gregory Kent wrote on May 16, 2018


City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I have some great pics from my father inlaw in korea 434th co B send me email if you want a copy.

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Entry: 93193
Subject: SIXTY FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY

Richard S. (Dick) Gregory wrote on May 23, 2016


City and State: NORTH POLE AK

Unit: 101 ST SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: A reminder to pause and remember men who died this date in the 434 Th. A good time to reflect on the past and men no longer with us is, EVENING BELLS, SHEILA RYAN, You Tube.

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Entry: 92987
Subject: MY FATHER WILLIAM (BILL) MCBRIDE

Brenda Zelinski wrote on April 10, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 484TH ENGR CONST

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who may have served with my dad, William (Bill) McBride in Korea. He was in CO A 484th ENGR CONST. He was from Akron, OH. He served from August 1948-May 1952. He was a mechanic.

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Entry: 91227
Subject: ROBERT KISHBAUGH, MAY 23, 1952

Richard S. (Dick) Gregory N/A wrote on May 23, 2015


City and State: NORTH POLE AK

Unit: 101 ST SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: A day to remember 63 years ago when the 434 Eng. Const. Bn. lost 5 members on this date. I took basic with Robert Kishbaugh at Camp Breckenridge with the 101St Airborne. Our serial numbers were just 5 numbers apart. What happened I never Knew for sure.

Marvin Fisher Entry 83105 posted in May 23, 2012 it the best explanation i have seen. I had posted entry 61054 on May 21, 2007.

Tough day, tough times. We will never forget our friends and fellow soldiers. Our training company did have a lot of KIA's i always thought for that amount of men. They are all still and always be remembered.

I see about all the postings on KWP is relatives or family looking for anyone that knew old dad.
To late for that, ask while he was still alive. Men are gone and with them memories. Lost men are always remembered but the rest are just shadows we once knew. The line we were young and we were soldiers holds as true today as it ever did. Just a pause and we remember is all that is left. Over the years I have chatted with Col Bernheim, 11th Airborne, Battle of Manila but that is getting tougher as the years go past. He was our CO in Kentucky, some tough fair Gentleman.
Best Wishes, Dick Gregory, North Pole, Alaska USA

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Entry: 88868
Subject: BOB MCCALLEN

Joe Mccallen wrote on May 10, 2014


City and State: ST PETE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 87173
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, Nunsan,



Entry: 86822
Subject: JEROME HATFIELD OR EDWARD HATFIELD

Barbara Williams wrote on July 26, 2013


City and State: AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I recently found a copy of a letter sent to my
grandmother
regarding the death of my uncle Jerome Hatfield on
May 22,
1952. His brother, Edward Hatfield was also there,
but left
before Jerome was killed. If you have any
information or
pictures that could be shared, please contact me.
Thank you,
Barbara Williams

Keywords: Company C 434th Engineer Construction Battalion
APO 59



Entry: 83105
Subject: 434TH ENGR BN KIA MAY 1952

Marvin Fisher wrote on May 23, 2012


City and State: GADSDEN AL

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: SGM Marvin L Fisher

I joined H and S Company 434 the EGNR BN in December 1950
at Ft. Carson Colorado. The unit picked up equipment
and personnel at Camp Stoneman CA then departed via
troopships and victory ships. Stopping at Sendai Japan
and arriving in Pusan in early Feb. 1951 and
immediately began moving north, based in Wanju. The
battalion was engaged in road and bridge building in
that area. The battalion moved to Pusan late in 1951
and began projects in that area, included was a river
rock operation N.E. of Pusan. C Company was in charge
of the site and H and S Company provided planning,
logistics, equipment and operations. The camp was set
up on a dike near the river bottom consisting of G.P.
tents and etc. C company provided security in part
consisting of two light 30 caliber machine guns
positioned at either end of the camp. Fox holes were
dug throughout along with some sand bag positions. This
was a 24 hour operation with generators providing light
for nighttime operations, with the operators changing
duty at 12 noon and midnight. The generators were shut
down for refueling after all the equipment had been
serviced and fueled. The North Korean force struck as
soon as the lights went out. Grenades were thrown into
the machine gun positions and several tents, an intense
small arms fire light ensued. The entire engagement
lasted less than 20 minutes. The North Koreans took
food, ammo, and several M1 carbines and were gone.
C Company organized a force at base camp and came and
secured the area. Located the dead and wounded put
them on a truck and sent them to a nearby Swedish Red
Cross hospital. Since they treated only non combatants,
they provided only first aid supplies for the wounded
and allowed us to place the dead in a storage building
outside their compound. The next day as 1st SGT of H and S
Company I was directed to meet with Graves Registration
to make positive identification of the dead.
The men at river road operation had a feeling that
something was amiss because children and elders from a
nearby farm village were no longer hanging around
talking and playing. But we were unable to convince a
higher HQS that we needed additional security.
Anyone seeking information may email me
Bear in mind that this took place 61 years ago.

Keywords: 434th ENGR BN KIA 23rd May 1952



Entry: 82452
Subject: SGT. RICHARD LEO ALLEN 434THENGINEERS CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Thomas Allen wrote on March 13, 2012


City and State: ROUND ROCK TX

Unit: 434THENGINEERS CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I was hoping someone might be familiar with my father
Sgt Richard Leo Allen of Chicago,IL. Enlisted in the
U.S. Army on 7* of Nov, 1950. He served some three
years and two months,
eleven months of which were spent overseas in Korea
(U.N. Police Action) in Co. A 434*
Engineers Construction Battalion. He was the
recipient of the Korean Service Medal W/I Bronze
Star and one over/seas Bar. Later Richard would
comment on his military service as a good
experience. Sgt. (T) Richard Lee was discharged in
early January of 1953.



Entry: 81742
Subject: KENNETH L LAND

Victoria Fafata wrote on January 15, 2012


City and State: KNIGHSTOWN IN

Unit: 434TH ENGINEER BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in the Pusan Korea (52-54?) area during
the huge fire there. He passed away on April 25, 2011.

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Entry: 80278
Subject: ARLIN TORKELSON

Tom Weathers wrote on September 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Arlin Torkelson passed away in 2008. He was a long
time family friend. We first met him in Germany at
Rheinland Kaserne in 1957. He was with the 175th
Engineers and my Dad was with the 275th Truck
Company. He and my Dad became good friends and no
matter where we were stationed, he would come to
visit. Arlin, or Wally as he was called served in the
Pacific in WWII, the Korean War, and did a tour in
Vietnam.

Keywords: WIA 23 May 1952 



Entry: 79963
Subject: H AND S CO., 434TH ENGR CONSTR. BN

David (Dave) King wrote on August 12, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: PEN ARGYL PA

Unit: H&S CO., 434TH ENGR. CONSTR. BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I would like to know information about the unit after I was returned to the USA,

Also, I would like to help anyone who needs info about our unit's service while I was there.

I just found this page and it has stirred my interest in the past.

Keywords: I served with the H and S Co. of the 434th Engr. Constr. Bn. in Korea during 1951. 



Entry: 77101
Subject: NOEL HOLLYFIELD SR. RIP

Charles McElhinney wrote on December 11, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Noel Hollyfield my great uncle passed away Sunday December 5th. He was a member of the 434th Engineering Battalion in Pusan in 1950. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Keywords: Noel Wesley Hollyfield Sr.



Entry: 76245
Subject: MAURICE E. BUIST, ROK 1950-51

Pete Buist wrote on September 25, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Seeking comrades/friends of brother, SFC Maurice E. Buist,
that may have photos of him during Korean War
1950-51.

434th EC Bn, 32nd GP Reg, B Co

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Entry: 73509
Subject: LOOKNG FOR COMRADES '52-'53 B CO

Ronald A. (Ron) Hoffmann wrote on February 10, 2010


City and State: ST. CHARLES IL

Unit: CO B, 434TH ENGR CONST BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Pusan Commando



Entry: 67810
Subject: B CO. OF THE 434 ECB

Daniel Kirby wrote on November 11, 2008


City and State: ANDREWS AFB MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello everyone and a heartfelt thank you to all of our veterans today.

I am writing this on behalf of my father Ronald Kirby. I knew he arrived in Korea shortly after the armistice was signed. He used to joke with me that he was 19 days out on a 21 day boat trip when it was signed. Originally he was trained as a BAR gunner, but was sent to Japan to learn Engineer stuff. And that was all he'd talk about.

I know his records were destroyed in the records center down in St. Louis, but my Uncle gave me a plaque that belonged to my father. It identified his rank, and unit. CPL Ronald Kirby, B Co., 434 ECB. He was from Chicago, and his brother was in the USAF.

If any of you knew him, I would appreciate if you contacted me. I serve in the military today, and I would like to know more about the person my father was while in the military himself.

Thank you.

Keywords: CPL Ronald Kirby, B Co.,



Entry: 63932
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Ronald A. (Ron) Hoffmann wrote on January 20, 2008


City and State: ST. CHARLES IL

Unit: CO B, 434TH ECB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Lee Fuller, Milton Moore,John Primsz,Robin Freeman,



Entry: 61056
Subject: WANT TO FIND OLD FRIENDS

Ronald A. (Ron) Hoffmann wrote on May 21, 2007


City and State: ST. CHARLES IL

Unit: CO B, 434TH ENGR CONST BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Pusan, July 52 - Aug 53



Entry: 61054
Subject: MAY 23, 1952

Richard S. (Dick) Gregory wrote on May 21, 2007


City and State: NORTH POLE AK

Unit: 101 SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: people from the 434 construction company should pause on may 23 and remember the time 55 years ago when 5 of the members of that company were kia on that date. the men were john e johnson, clark e taylor, lee g levering, robert j kishbaugh and jerome d hatfield. I took basic with robert kishbaugh with the 101 st airborne. In korea i was assigned to the 101 st signal and did not see robert till april of 52. He was kidding wondering if we were still on that hill at chorwon and said get a decent job or you will get your ass shot off. Not to long after we heard that he had been killed but no details and to this day no details. rumor was it was bypassed chinese. If anyone has any information i would greatly appreciate it. these men never had a chance to get old like the rest of us and as time goes by one does wonder what happened to them. The same is true of many of the men i knew that were kia. if anyone from the 434 rd knows anything of this disaster i would like to hear about it. thanks and take care you built some good works that we traveled on all the time.

Keywords: robert kishbaugh



Entry: 60323
Subject: 434TH H AND S CO.

Mel Hunter wrote on March 12, 2007


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: 434TH CONSTRUCTION BATALION H-S CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Interested in hearing from or about any of the following...
Luther B Marsalis (?sp) Clyde E Paxton Cpl. Natoli or the motor pool Sgt. Hoss.

Keywords: H and S Co.



Entry: 58138
Subject: PHOTOS FROM WONJU AND PUSAN 1952

William E. (Bill) Bennett wrote on July 18, 2006


City and State: FALLON NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Here are some photos I took (my first effort using a 35mm camera with f-stops and focusing) while with the 434th. A few are at Wonju, most in the Pusan area. Sorry, photo quality not so hot, and just a few "people" pictures, but for those were there at that time, might bring back a few memories: (If this doesn't show up as a link, just copy and paste)
http://www.kodakgallery.com/fallonbill/434thecb

Bill "never made coporal" Bennett.

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Entry: 54424
Subject: LOOKING FOR A BUDDY OF MY DAD

Tommy Allen JR. wrote on December 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRIDGE CITY TX

Unit: 434TH CON. ENG. BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Please if you know of a man by the name of Daniel J. or G. Badders , that served in the 434 con Eng. between the years of 1953-1954 in korea let me hear from you

Keywords: Searching for old friend . Last saw in Korea . Last location known , Nebraska .



Entry: 51158
Subject: THANKS FOR ALL THE BRAVE SOLIDERS

Paula Johnson wrote on May 29, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH AURORA IL

Unit: 434TH CO A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Tommorrow is memorial day 2005. I thought I would look at my father's papers from when he was discharged from the Korean War in preparation for this day. I noticed that he recieved the Korean Servie medal with 4/bronze stars. I did find in searching the web that these stars represent 4 engagement that he was involved in. I also found this website---which is cool.

My father, Howard Wasz, past away a few years ago. He did not speak much about the war. He was not one to draw attention to himself, but knew the meaning of duty and honor.

I would like to find out about his experience in the military. It would be helpful if someone knew which 4 engagements he was in.

I wanted to share my thanks for all of you that have shared in serving and sacrificing.

God Bless America!!!

I have some pictures from my dad and he did label them with names. I will seee if I have any that are desired by someone.....there's quite a few pictures of this truck that they fixed...





Keywords: Wasz



Entry: 50560
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Ronald A. (Ron) Hoffmann wrote on May 1, 2005


City and State: ST. CHARLES IL

Unit: CO B, 434TH ENGR CONST BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Want to hear from anyone associated

Keywords: Dale Runyan, Lee Fuller, Robin Freeman, John Primcz



Entry: 50404
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY DAD

Mary Obringer wrote on April 25, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, William, "Bill", Kundinger, passed away quite a few years ago. I am trying to put together some of his history for my family to pass to their families. On a permanent pass card it has Co B 434 Const Bn Cp Schimmelpfennig. He was a Pvt. at this time. The date this was issued was 20 jan 51. The signature is a Lt Powell. He never talked about Korea, but by looking at his service record he was there with a peace keeping force too. any one with any information on what projects he worked on or what this battalion did would be much appreciated.

Keywords: Co B 434 Engr Constr Bn



Entry: 49409
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES IN 434TH

Lester Rhodes SR. wrote on March 7, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIMERSBURG PA

Unit: 434TH EGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I don't have a computer and want to find out info on some of my buddies that served with me from July, '51 til July '52 in Korea.

Looking to contact: Sgt. Neil S. Barks--Elva Smith

Andy Peroulis--Salatore Verckaro--Bob Wolfe

Warran Swamp--Garleton Cousins

Would appreciate hearing from any of these people
who were friends of mine in the 434th B company

Please snail me at my home address.

Lester (Lefty-Dusty) Rhodes



Keywords: 434th B. Co.



Entry: 49408
Subject: THE 430TH ENGINEERS ALSO GOT THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION FOR TWO BRIDGES THAT IT BUILT OVER THE S

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on March 7, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 430TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN C CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was with the 430th from July, '51 until July '52
Did road work but biggest project was the building of 2 bridges over the Soyang river, the winter of '51 at Inje.
The outfit went to Koje-Do island in May, '52 after the POW riot where tje Commander, Gen Dodd, was captured and taken prisoner by the POWs which caused us tio build smaller 500 men compounds for better control of the POWs.

Keywords: From Chunchon to Wonju to Inje to Koje-Do island



Entry: 49099
Subject: INFO BY THORPE MEALING

Niel Hollyfield SR. wrote on February 21, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The 434th went on active duty on Aug 19th
,1950,at Vicksburg,MS.Our Batn comander was Lt/Col Eugene P.Fortson who was The chiel of the hydraulics division at The Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg.
We went to Camp Carson Colorado on about the 1st of Sept.
WE trained,gathered supplies,and filled t6o batallion stength there.
We left Camp Carson and moved by rail to Camp Stoneman,Cal shortly after Christmas 1950
In early January,we left the San Francisco area by troopship.
After a sea trip pf about 17 days,we arrived at Yokohoma,Japan,the went by train to Sendai,Japan.
we spent a couple of weeks in Sendai,then went to Pusan.Our Batn was a member of the 32nd group,which was commanded by Col Thomas Tandy.
After arriving in Pusan the group broke up into the separate batallions and companies.Even the companies were broken up depending on what the projects were.
I dont recall a single project that took our full company to accompolish.My platoon spent most of our time improving the MSR from Pusan to the 38th pararell.My platoon,s biggest job was rehabilating the
Wonju railroad bridge.
I left Korea in May 1952.I left on rotation and don't know when the batallion came home.

Noel Hollyfield

Keywords: I will correct misinformation supplied by Thorpe Mealing.
Apparently he was describing a different batallion.



Entry: 48913
Subject: MEMBER H AND S CO 434 ECB 1050-52B

William Morris wrote on February 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAYSVILLE NC

Unit: H-S CO 434 ECB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I joined H and S co 434 ECB in Vicksburg Miss went by train to camp carson col. we were prat of 32 eng gp col t.t.tandy comanding. 434th was comd.. by Lt Col from Vicksburg Miss.

Keywords: H and S co 1950-June 1952



Entry: 47367
Subject: GOOD TO SEE THE 434TH ACTIVITY

Owen Lowe wrote on December 8, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWBERG OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wow, it's good to see all the activity for the
434th since my first message at the very
bottom of the page, January '98, looking for
information to which Thorpe Mealing so
generously replied via personal emails and
this site.

I've followed along with this site over the years
and have been pleased to see the
developments and also the national
recognition that the Korean War veterans
deserve. Here in Oregon, I visited the Oregon
Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville for
Memorial Day 2003 - the 50 year anniversary
of the signing of the treaty. Very touching and
powerful. For the first time I also felt very proud
of my father's service. Prior to discovering the
Korean War Project and visiting the Oregon
memorial, I hadn't really known or had much
understanding of what he was involved in.

Thank you to members of the 434th, all
Korean War vets, and the dedicated folks here
at the Korean War Project.

Keywords: Robert F. Lowe, Father, 1st Lt., Company B



Entry: 46954
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER SGT RAYMOND HARGETT

Kyle Hargett wrote on November 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Does anyone remember Raymond Hargett, Jim Lacy,
Beckerman, Chipman, or Paul Oelke? Am also interested in stories about having to take beer ration at gunpoint. Dad was Sgt in charge of motorpool in 1951-1952.

Keywords:



Entry: 46702
Subject: DO YOU REMEMBER CPL. LES RHODES?

Jack Reissman SR. wrote on November 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Les Rhodes doesn't have a computer but hope to get in touch with some people who served with him in the 434th Engineers, B co.

Anyone who remembers Les can e-mail me, a buddy who trained with him at Ft. Lenard Wood, Mo.

I went over seas with Les and he went to the 434th and I went to the 430th Engineer Bn.

He is anxious to hear from some of his "old" buddies after some 50 years since he has seen or heard from them.

Any help in that respect would be appreciated by Les!

Keywords:



Entry: 45998
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY DADS

DiAnna Hankins-Scruggs wrote on September 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TN

Unit: 32ND ENGINEER COMPANY/#434 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hubert Nathaniel Hankins was my father that served in WWII and Korea. I am trying to search for his military information but have not had much luck. He died in 1978 in Indianapolis and I was too young to know to ask any questions at that time. I have no family members to rely on to get info and St. Louis has told me his records were destroyed in the fire of '73. I have requested them again but nothing yet. I'm trying to learn of where he served, what he did, any medals he may have rec'd and anyone that may have known him. He went by "buddy or bobby" hankins most of his life. I am extremely proud of his military service and want to share what I learn with my children about their grandfather. The indiana state archives states they have a dd214 on him and gave me a serial number. I am awaiting the dd214 for the Korean War and have not received it as of yet. They tell me I will get alot of info from that paper too. If anyone may have known him or can suggest another avenue to take to get some add'l info, I would be most appreciative. Thank you all for your kindness and help!

DiAnna L. Scruggs
email diannascruggs@yahoo.com

Keywords: 32nd Engineer Company, #434 Engineer construction Battalion. Commander was Tom Tandy around 1951 in Korea. Possibly built road from Pusan to 38th Parallel.



Entry: 45767
Subject: LOOKIN G FOR INFO/BUDDIES OF MY DAD'S

DiAnna Scruggs wrote on September 12, 2004


City and State: GALLATIN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: The Indiana State Archives has just emailed me to tell me my dad, Hubert Nathaniel Hankins (Buddy) served with the #434 Engineers Construction for the Army during the Korean War. My father passed away when I was only 11 years old and I don't have any info regarding his service in the military other than his military headstone that states he was an army ranger/sargeant during WWII and Korea and that he retired military. This little bit of info I just rec'd from the Indiana State Archives is the only info I've ran across thus far. They also said they had a DD214 on him and had this number beside his name #ER16311786. I'm not sure what this means but I am one of only two children he had and I have only 2 sisters of his that are still living and they are elderly now and can't offer me any help at all. I have a couple of photos of him standing in front of a army tent and one of him walking in a dress uniform with two other men. I don't mean to ramble but I would appreciate any help anyone may offer to help me find something about him. I am very very proud of him and want to share his life with my own children now. My email is diannascruggs@yahoo.com

Keywords:



Entry: 41901
Subject: LOOKING FOR 434TH ECB MEMBER 1953

Parlon H. Morton III wrote on March 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: COMPANY C 434TH ENGINEER CONST. BATT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for members of C Company during 1953 - to mid 1954

Keywords: Pit #1 North Pusan area



Entry: 41763
Subject: WHAT DIVISION DID THE 434 CONST BN COME UNDER

Clark L. Lohmann wrote on March 15, 2004


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: B CO 2-22 INF MECH VIETNAM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have knew my uncle his name was Clark E. Taylor SGT with the 434 Const Bn. He was KIA on May 23, 1952 along with 5 others of the 434, they list another man Arlin Torkelson of MN as WIA the same day. This is as far as I have been able to get. I would like to know the happenings of that day, how 6 Construction Battalion members were KIA were there no infantry units with them? Anyone who might know anything about this time I would sure appreciate it. I am named after Uncle Clark, I served in Vietnam Dec 67-68. Thank You for any help. My email is clark222@cox.net

Keywords:



Entry: 36552
Subject: C COMPANY 1953

Edwin Davis wrote on August 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREEN VALLEY AZ

Unit: 44TH ENGR CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Trying to contact Tom Fikani, a PFC in C Company that was injured in a quarry accident in '53, lost his left arm and was medivaced back to the States. He was from Trinidad, NM but I have been unable to locate him there today. I had to finish amputating his arm in order to extract him from the cave-in rock rubble. Would like to know how his life has been.

Keywords: Tom Fikani, C Co., 1953



Entry: 30766
Subject: 434 TH ENGINEER CONST. BATTALION

Walter Szybowski wrote on December 29, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER STEVE SZYBOWSKI PAST AWAY A FEW YEARS AGO AND I AM TRYING TO FIND ANYONE WHO MAY OF SERVED WITH HIM OR MAY OF KNEW HIM. I AM TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER A COMPLETE MILITARY OF HIS SERVICE AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HE WAS LIKE BACK THEN AND WHAT HE EXPERIANCED.
THANK YOU
WALT SZYBOWSKI

Keywords: TRYING TO FIND ANYONE FROM CO A 434TH ENGINEER CONST. BATTALION 1951.



Entry: 28745
Subject: SAM CHAPMAN

Sudhir Vadaketh wrote on October 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I was in Pusan 3 months ago, and met a beautiful old Korean man by the name of Mr. Joo, or "Hensheega".
Mr. Joo would love to find his old buddy Sam Chapman from Long Beach - and wants to repay his kindness shown during the war.

So, if anybody knows of Sam Chapman from Long Beach, do write me at sudhirtv@uclink4.berkeley.edu

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Entry: 23215
Subject: RA CPL GENE D. TOMKINS 9TH AAA GUN BTRY

Julia A. Stillman wrote on February 16, 2002

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City and State: LEWISTOWN MT

Unit: BTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for friends or those who knew Cpl Gene D Tomkins RA16317559 landed Pusan Feb 51; on Han with Miss. Nat'l Guard Engi; maintaining road to Panmunjom; had mom send transoceanic radio to him for guys to hear news from home; deceased Sept 1999 in San Diego CA; sister trying to find out info.

Keywords: 9th AAA Gun Bn Btry B Dog Co. Han River Kaesong Panmunjom



Entry: 21563
Subject: KOREA, 51 52

Harold Styer wrote on December 17, 2001

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City and State:

Unit: 434 ENG. CO. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: also served in okinawa with the 76th eng. from 49 to june 19 1950 any and all info. needed

Keywords: 434 eng. co.c
was on the usns morton and usns walker, both were troop ships on route to and korea



Entry: 21544
Subject: ENG. CO. C. KOREA 51-52

Harold Styer wrote on December 16, 2001

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City and State: PA

Unit: 434 ENG. CO. C (RESERVE UNIT)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for anyone from my co. 51 to 52 and reunion info. thanks

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Entry: 17567
Subject: TRYING TO ASSIST

Debra Worden wrote on June 25, 2001


City and State: PORT HURON MI

Unit: UNIT OF INTEREST 434TH ENGR CONST BN, CO B

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am a county service officer assisting a surviving spouse of a veteran who served in this unit in 1952. Perhaps, he served additional years, but I have limited information to work from. This veteran had served active duty in a variety of units as a construction foreman. He was assigned to: Sasebo Repl Deport 8068 AU and 398th Engr Const Bn Co A.

Looking for documents that may help support the use of asbestos. Specific information relative to this veteran isn't absolutely necessary, but the unit and any documents regarding anybody assigned to that unit in 1952 that has any indicators of reasonable belief of use of asbestos will be helpful. Or any work on ships, or shipyards, or any documents of anywork performed that involved construction may be helpful.

If anyone has any old documents and isn't really sure if they could help or not, feel free to email me and we can see. The best scenerio is that it will enough anyway to help me assist this surviving family member of a US veteran get her entitlement that will be of great signficance to her quality of life and as the veteran himself probably would have wanted it for her.

Thank you for any time and effort anybody could give me in advance.

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Entry: 15964
Subject: KEITH (JAKE) BAUSMAN

Keith Bausman wrote on April 16, 2001

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City and State: MONROE MI

Unit: 434 ENGINEER;S CO. B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Korean War Veterans who served in 434 Engeneer's Co B 1950 - 51. Would like to correspond.

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Entry: 15521
Subject: CO B. 434TH ENGR CONST BN

Ronald A. (Ron) Hoffmann wrote on March 19, 2001


City and State: ST. CHARLES IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from members of unit. Some names I remember: Cpl Dale Runyan, SSG Jacl Croissant, SSG Lee Fuller, SFC Robin Freeman, Cpl Les Rhodes, Sgt Rob't Wolf, Cpl Sal Bucaro, Cpl Phil Barone, Cpl Willie Hanna and many more

Keywords: Pusan, Co B, 4334th Engr Bn, June 1952 - August 1953, 409th Engr Brigade



Entry: 14335
Subject: DOMINIC ANTHONY MOFFRE SR.

Edna Overstreet wrote on January 15, 2001

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City and State: MODESTO CA

Unit: 434TH ENGR CONST BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER SERVED IN KOREA AND WWII AND PEACE TIME... I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW TO AQUIRE HIS METALS. HE IS VERY SICK, I AM HIS LEGAL GUARDIAN. CAN SOMEONE HELP?

MUCH APPRECIATION- EDNA

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Entry: 13167
Subject: 434TH COMMRADS

Greg Kent wrote on November 22, 2000

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City and State: CHARLESTON SC

Unit: 434TH CO B

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I HAVE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ON THE COMPANY AND AM STILL LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY FATHER ILLAW BILLY E BAGLEY FROM ALABAMA. ALSO THE GUYS IN THE UNIT QUALIFIED FOR A FEW MORE MEDALS THAN WHAT HE HAS ON HIS DD214 AS I HAVE FOUND OUT.

Keywords: 434TH CO B



Entry: 9530
Subject: CO A 437 ENGR CONST BN KOREA 52-54

Jasper Wooten wrote on June 22, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, Frank Lee Wooten US 53-104-272 PFC-[T]
Served and I am looking for the history of the unit.

Thanks
Jasper A Wooten
MSGT USAF RET.

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Entry: 9367
Subject: 434 ENG. CONST.BAT.CO.C.51TO53

Harold Styer wrote on June 14, 2000

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City and State: LANCASTER PA

Unit: 434ENG.CO.C-76ENG.CO.C

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: would like any info. on these units you have. pictures,names,anything!also would like to know of any reunions in the future. is it true that the 434eng.const.bat.co.c was awarded the pres.unit citation? if so wheres mine?!!haha. thanks!

Keywords: started out ft. carson col.in late 1950,was assighned to the 434eng.co.c.went to camp stoneman calif.shipped out of san fran.on the usns morton,arrived sendei japan then to korea was also in the 76eng.co.c



Entry: 5926
Subject: DAD IS LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Keith (Jake) Bausman wrote on December 29, 1999

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City and State:

Unit: 434TH ENG. CO. B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 434th engineers Co. B 1950-51

My dad is looking for members with whom he served in Korea. Any information would be appreciated.

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