439th Engineer Construction Battalion


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Entry: 92665
Subject: 439TH CONSTR. BTN. A

Amy Specht wrote on February 4, 2016


City and State: PIQUA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Archie passed away Sept. 15,2015. Ernie Witak from Peshtigo, Wis also passed away n 2005.
They worked on the MUN-MAK bridge.

Armstrong from Ft. Scott, Ks and Cecil Lines from Osceola , Mo. was in Archie's company also.

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Entry: 91913
Subject: 432, 435, 439TH CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER REUNION

Randy Knapp wrote on September 19, 2015


City and State: BLOOMINGTON IL

Unit: 439TH CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS, 32ND ENGINEER GROUP

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am hosting the 432nd, 435th and 439th Construction Engineers, Korean War reunion Aug. 5-7, 2016. We are having the event at the Stoney Creek Inn and Conference center, East Peoria, IL. Your are invited!, Regards, Randy Knapp

Keywords: Construction Engineers, Korean War veterans, Reunion, Construction Group



Entry: 90286
Subject: JOSEPH G LYNCH

Diane Lynch wrote on December 27, 2014


City and State: NORRISTOWN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Joseph G Lynch served from 1942-1954.
Philadelphia to Ft Mead. Ft Mead to Ft Leonard Wood. Left for Korea from Seattle on the General Wm O Darby 12/29/1953. Arrived in Yokohama. Yokohama to Sasebo. Sasebo to Pusan. Pusan to Chunchon.
We have many pictures and a full album of his tour in Korea. Interested in connecting with others who may have served with him.

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Entry: 90106
Subject: JUST REMEMBERING MY DAYS IN KOREA

Joseph Salfi JR. wrote on November 28, 2014


City and State: LINDEN MI

Unit: 439TH ENGINEERING - CONSTRUCTION COMPANY A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Enjoying looking at this website for pics and info. I have a lot of pictures. Remembering all the bridges and roads we built.

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Entry: 82258
Subject: KOREAN VET.

Mike Brady wrote on February 26, 2012


City and State: ALBANY OR

Unit: 439TH ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Thank you.

Keywords: Mike based north of Chuchon on the river in 1952and
1953 Would like to hear from people who served with
me, or anyone who knows any thing about them.



Entry: 81528
Subject: MOVIE OF MY DAD'S PHOTOS ON YOUTUBE

Alan Gornik wrote on December 29, 2011


City and State: WESTERN SPRINGS IL

Unit: 439TH ENG

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I last posted way back in 2001! Our ability to
find/share info has sure improved a lot since then.

My sister converted a number of pictures that my Dad
took in Korea into a movie for me as a birthday gift.
I have uploaded to youtube to share with all of you -
see Korea photos
video


Mainly covers exploits in rebuilding the Kilra-chon
Bridge near Wonju in 1951. There are many people shots
and names shown in the photo captions.

Also, after seeing the map included in this article
href=https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:3vJcPk__n_IJ:www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?app%3Dcore%26module%3Dattach%26section%3Dattach%26attach_id%3D5004+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjNv6-3u9Jh7KTp8PlvaZoSlYVFXFG0VfT1Hn8oR3JbH0IVqOJ3hyzr8AqPOWqNGaZnTdDjkjB_nSr_gRckcDpejcyvPqt36i7KLIv0Yd4rb4L-SlzTgo4hy6wrTS36MvbFb56F&sig=AHIEtbRah3WIEGtne3T866xORIAiOw4cqg&pli=1
>AE Magazine May-June 2010 article ,I was able to
determine what I think are the coordinates of the
bridge as 37°21'58.72N, 127°49'45.46E. You can see
it on Google Maps at http://g.co/maps/3xuad

Alan

Keywords: 439th engineers Kilra Chon Wonju



Entry: 76745
Subject: JAMES B HOLLIFIELD OBITUARY

Wayne DeMunn wrote on November 13, 2010


City and State: KIRKLAND IL

Unit: COMPANY B, 439TH ENGINEER BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: He was my Uncle Shorty and he passed away a few years back. I found this web site and thought I'd pass his Obit along.

James Bluford "Shorty" Hollifield, 74, of DeKalb, Illinois, surrounded with the love of his family, he died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb, IL. Shorty was born September 8, 1928 in McDowell County, North Carolina.

At the age of 17, James B Hollifield left his native North Carolina home and went to the City of DeKalb, Illinois looking for work. Shorty after his arrival, because he was about 5' tall, James Hollifield became affectionately known as ''Shorty'' Hollifield to all of his closest freinds.

He then met Margie Hicks and they were married in DeKalb, Illinois on June 24th, 1950. From 1952-1954, Shorty served with Company B 439th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., and was shipped off to Korea. Although he seldom spoke of his experiences in Korea, he was honored to have served his country.

In 1964, Shorty began his career with the city of DeKalb's Street Department. From moving countless inches of snow to making street signs, his love for DeKalb was rich with historical facts he would share with all.

After his retirement in 1986, he served as a crossing guard at Fourth and Sunset until around 1999. By this time, he was known as "Grandpa Shorty" to all the children who crossed at his corner on their way to Lincoln Grade School in DeKalb.

The visitation and funeral for "Shorty" Hollifield was held Tuesday, August 12th, 2003 at the Anderson Funeral home, burial followed at Fairview Cemetery all in DeKalb Illinois.

Keywords: 439th Engineer Battalion, Company B, Korea



Entry: 76086
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF 439TH OR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THEM

Meg Rowely wrote on September 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Meg Rowley. My grandfather is Joe Rowley he was a sgt. He
was there jan 51 - apr or jun 53. He is now 82 years old and would love to
hear from anyone that he serviced with or there family members.

Please email me at megrow215@gmail.com

It would mean the world to him to hear from any of you that served with
him or the family members.
I have some pictures of him with some people that he serviced with. I
would love to put faces with names, let me know if you want to see the
pictures.

Keywords: Joe Rowley



Entry: 76065
Subject: CO.

Harlew Conally SR. wrote on September 7, 2010


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TE

Unit: CO,

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: any of my platoon still alive; please contact me .i was platoon sgt. first platoon co"c" july 1953 to july 1954

Keywords: conally



Entry: 74907
Subject: OLD BUDDIES OF B CO.439TH

Richard C. Hite wrote on May 31, 2010


City and State: BURLESON TX

Unit: CO B 439TH ENGR.CONS.BTLN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone that was at SUNG WAN NI, near Sigmun ris farm. JOE K.SMITH,JERRY MELTON from TEXAS
We moved to WOL MI DO ISLAND,then to ASCOM CITY.
Lt.MC AMIS that loved Country music and enjoyed a beer with the guys.

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Entry: 74506
Subject: LOOKING FOR THE CITATION THAT WAS THE BASIS FOR

Joseph Rowley wrote on April 27, 2010


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit: C CO 439TH ENGR BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: kilra chon



Entry: 73456
Subject: LOOKING FOR ARMY COMRADES IN THE 439TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION IN 1950

Earl Butz wrote on February 6, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit: 439TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My records were destroyed and I am trying to find the guys I served in
Korea with.

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Entry: 73016
Subject: COMPANY A 439TH BN APO 20

Fidencio Contreras wrote on January 5, 2010


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: COMPANY A 439TH BN APO 20

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for fellow Veterans of Korean War. Company A 439th BN APO 20



Entry: 72871
Subject: PHOTOS, YONG WOL, KOREA 1952

Jeri Covington wrote on December 24, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE WORTH TX

Unit: DAD SERVED AS PHOTOGRAPHERKOREA 1952-1954

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am in possesion of my fathers collection of photos from his time serving as photographer while stationed in Korea in the early 1950's. There are photos of individuals, USO show stars and a variety of Local folks.
Could one be you? Please help to identify the folks in the pictures if you possibly can. Any information given would be greatly apreciated . Anyone desiring to view these images; I have set up a free shutterfly account on-line. Please feel free to e-mail your request for the web address link. We have many negatives with this collection. These pictures are truely awesome recorded history. When listing the history on these pictures for display, I want to be certain I have these important, historical facts correct and accurate. I got your Batalion information from a picture of the Yong Wol Bridge Dedication Cerimony, dated May3, 1952
This notice is for the sole purpose of sharing some valuable Memories. Thank You.

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Entry: 72749
Subject: 439TH ENGINEER - JIM PARKS

Bob Parks wrote on December 12, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Jimmie Lee "Jim" Parks passed away last week. He served from 51 to 53 with the 439th. We never knew much about his service, and learned at the funeral that he was awarded a bronze star during his tour. If anyone has any pictures or memories of his time, our family would love to hear the stories. Please feel free to drop me an email.

Keywords: 439th Engineer, Bronze Star



Entry: 71129
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES THAT SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER

Garret Phearsdorf wrote on August 2, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: im looking for people that were in the 439th engineers unit during the korea war. im the grandson of charles phearsdorf im looking for more information and photograhs about him and his time in korea.

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Entry: 71127
Subject: INFORMATION REQUEST

Jeff Hughes wrote on August 2, 2009


City and State: NORFOLK VA

Unit: CO. B 439TH ENGR BN (CONSTRUCTION)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am interested in communicating with anyone who might have known my father (SGT Herman V. Hughes) while he served with Co. B 439th ENGR BN during 1951 and 1952. My father passed away this past March. Dad never talked much about his experiences in Korea. He just told me that he had served as a combat engineer.

Having served myself with the U.S. Army over in Kuwait/Iraq from 2007 to 2008 I more eager now than ever before to learn all that I can about my Dad's unit and what it went through over there in Korea. His DD214 states that he received a Korean Service Medal with 4 battle stars.

Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help me with my research efforts.

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Entry: 70750
Subject: 439TH REUNION

Robert Miller wrote on June 29, 2009


City and State: ROCHELLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Contact my father at the above e-mail address as they are preparing to host a reunion this summer in North Central Illinois

Keywords: 439th, Korea



Entry: 62728
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER CORPORAL RANDY HARRISON

Matthew (Matt) Hoffman wrote on October 25, 2007


City and State: AUSTIN IN

Unit: 439TH ECB

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to locate anyone who remembers Corporal Randy Harrison who served with the 439th from September 1950 to June 1951.

Keywords: 439thn ecb



Entry: 60580
Subject: I HAVE LIMITED INFORMATION ON THE 439TH ENGR

John T. Polarine wrote on April 6, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAGLE ID

Unit: MP 95BH3M

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Atch for your remembrance is a copy of a "NARRATIVE SUMMARY OF EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS PERFORMANCE OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE" by our Battalion for our 1951 Korean tour. You may well be justly proud of your personal contributions to the great team that in 14 short months has, without the benifit of any Unit Training whatsoever, accomplished many construction missions seldom if ever equalled in military annals.
Noit content to rest on the laurels of your 1951 construction feats, your constant devotion to duty, careful planning, and untiring manual efforts have carried you to even higher military construction heights. Your contribution to the brilliantly sucessful lauching of two 850 foot, 375 ton girder over the treacherous Han River and your professional manner of construction on Korea's longest highway bridge over the Som River has made the "439th's" a name to long be remembered and discussed wherever Military Engineers might gather.
Mear words will not even begin to express my sincere admiration and appreciation for your historic efforts, therefore, a very inadequate, but none-the-less heartfelt "Thank YOU" for your individual contribution to the important accomplishments of our Battalion will have to suffice.
NOTE: All copies signed to each and every man of the unit.

Keywords: Msgt E7 Pius George Augustine, MOS/Speciality 3060 Cook, Co B, 439th Engr Const Bn, Hays,(Ellis) KS, my friend and neighbor. WWII and Korean War Vet.Now living in Sagle, Idaho. Served 9 years, 1 mo, 29 days. Mr Augustine has in his possession a letter of Appreciation authored by M.C. Miller, Lt Colonel, CE, Commanding. This 10 page citation was the basis for the Unit Receiving the Mertorious Unit Emblem (formerly call the "toilet seat" a yellow wreath worn on the left sleeve. Now it is a red ribbon with gold border worn on the right above pocket. He also has a Certificate given to every member of the Unit from President Harry Truman (Truman was from Kansas and a former soldier also)I can not put the entire dialog of the citation here but will add the cover letter.The citation covers the period 8 Feb 51 - 31 Dec 51. The unit arrived 10% understrength (791 pers) Enlisted, Officer, avg 26, 3% under strength,Warrent Officers avg 2, 88% under strength, Awards to personnel during period : Soldiers Medal-1, Bronze Stars-7, Purple Heart-1, Commedation Ribbon-1, Good Conduct-27. STAT"S_- 19 Railroad Bridges were rebuilt in spt of the Korean National RR System, on Kyonggong and Andong Line, 23 concrete piers, placement of 19 steel girders, total length of 1240 lineal feet. 16 highway bridges, constructed, reconstructed, or replaced and repaired over 1421 linal feet. 4 RR tunnels were repaired, Since 8 Feb 1951 the Bn has maintained and repaired 322 miles of MSR (Main Supply Route) and lateral roads. Unit arrived in Puson, assigned to the 32 Construction Group, moved to Andong to Seoul. This was the first Engineer Unit to arrive in Korea.



Entry: 60504
Subject: SHADOW BOX FOR MY FATHER

Christopher Gorgon wrote on March 30, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to build a shadow box in honor of my father, Richard S. Gorgon, who served in Korea. He passed away in 1992 and I'm finally going to do this for him. I'm trying to locate any unit badges, patches etc. to include in the case. Any information would be greatly appreciated, especially if someone actually knew my father.

Thank you in advance,
Christopher A. Gorgon

Keywords: 439th Eng Const BN Company "B", Gorgon



Entry: 59296
Subject: KOREAN WAR 439TH CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER BATTALION

Howard Haythorn wrote on October 20, 2006


City and State: MAXWELL NE

Unit: 439TH CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to find unit members. Also anyone know a Elvis Flanigan was from Georgia before the war.

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Entry: 55115
Subject: ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER

Melvin Durnell wrote on January 10, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dear Korean War Veterans of the CO "A" 439th ECB,
I'm YN1 Melvin J. Durnell, U.S. Navy. I'm a 15 year active duty veteran of the first gulf war and the current Operation Iraqi Freedom. My hero, my mentor, friend and grandfather passed away on 2 January 2006. I really miss him and loved him with all my heart. A great man. I want to honor him with a shadow box to give to my Grandma. However, the history of the unit is not really clear, and where my grandfather fit in (see dates above). I need someone who maybe knew of my grandfather to let me know what his job specialty was and what the unit was about. To help me clerify his history with this unit. Per the DD-214, I know what medals to put in his box (was there any more awarded to this unit after he discharged (24 Aug 54) that where not reflected on his DD-214?), but what about the sharpshooter devices, did you guys get the combat action device? Unit awards? I was looking over his DD-214 and it was horrible to read cause it did not have a lot to go by.

But I'm hoping one of you fella's from the CO "A" 439th could clear up some things for me about my Grandfather. What does the (T) mean when you have a rank of CPL(T), is that for technical? Any information you can give me would be excellent.

Thank you men for serving your country and I'm proud of all of you. The steps I walk on today where there to tread because of you. Bravo Zulu.

Sincerely and Very Respectfully,
//signed//
YN1 Melvin J. Durnell, USN
Mine Counter Measures Crew BULWARK
FPO AE 09501-1921

Keywords: My Grandfather CPL(T) Frank Charles Durnell, was in the US Army CE from 24 Sep 52 - 24 Aug 54. On his DD-214 his significant duty station was CO "A" 439th ECB. His overseas/sea service counter was 1 year, 5 mos and 1 day. Decorations Korean Service Medal 2 bronze stars, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal. His date of rank for E4 was 20 Nov 1953.



Entry: 55054
Subject: 439TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BN CO. A

Ed Walke wrote on January 7, 2006


City and State: DECATUR GA

Unit: 439 ENGR. BN. CO A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have been trying for years to find the 439th and finally tried Google. Thank God for Google.I was in Co Afrom 1952 when we were in Wonju to 1953 when we were in a rice paty North of Chunchon. I would like to hear from anyone. The only person I have spoken to is Mootz from Kansas City.

Keywords: Motor pool personel and rest of company.



Entry: 50683
Subject: 439TH ENGINEER BN COMPANY B

Carey Hensel wrote on May 9, 2005


City and State: STOUGHTON WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Forgot to add my dad's name to the post below. His name is Lloyd A. Hensel. Thanks again, Carey Hensel

Keywords: Lloyd Hensel



Entry: 50682
Subject: 439TH ENGINEER BN COMPANY B

Carey Hensel wrote on May 9, 2005


City and State: STOUGHTON WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My dad served with this unit from Jan. 53 to July 54. Came over on the MST Simon Buckner and returned on the MST Marine Serpent. Anyone who served with him or remembers him you can respond here and I will forward messages to him, he has a computer but no internet service. He just turned 74 in Apr.
Thank you, Carey Hensel

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Entry: 44566
Subject:

Frank Churchward wrote on July 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FOUNTAIN MN

Unit: CO A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for John S Anderson. John was from Mass.

Keywords: John S Anderson



Entry: 44564
Subject: A COMPANY 439TH ENG BN

Frank Churchward wrote on July 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FOUNTAIN MN

Unit: CO A

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 39908
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Abby Howard wrote on January 11, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for other veterans of the Korea War for my grandfather, Howard Hoelzel. He served in the 439th Engineer Construction Battalion, as part of the H and S (Headquarters Company). He went to basic training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. If you served with him or may know someone who did, please email me, so I may pass along the information to him. Thank you.

Abby Howard
absygail22@yahoo.com

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Entry: 37627
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Benjamin Burtt wrote on October 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for anyone that knew PFC Jim Jackson, B CO 439th Eng. I am trying to find the area he was in when he went missing. A village name or grid coordinate would be great. Looking to bring him home.

Keywords: Jim N. Jackson



Entry: 37185
Subject: 439TH ENG COMP 'C'

Wayne Falconbury wrote on September 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SULLIVAN IN

Unit: 439 TH ENG COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: My uncle is not on line but i will send all contacts to him. He would very mutch like to hear from the people he served with.
thank you
and god bless america

Keywords: spring of 1953 til oct 1954



Entry: 33820
Subject: CO A, 439TH EN BN (KOREA)

LaRoy C. Leisenring wrote on April 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCKLEDGE FL

Unit: CO A., 439TH ENGR CONSTRUCTION BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Retired from the Army Sep 1969 and currently living in Florida.

Memory fading but would like to her from anyone who may remember me while in the company.

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Entry: 33819
Subject: A CO 6/51

LaRoy C. Leisenring wrote on April 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCKLEDGE FL

Unit: CO A., 439TH ENGR CONSTRUCTION BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Korea, Co A. 439th Engr Bn
Jun 51 to Jun 53

Keywords:



Entry: 30299
Subject: 439TH ENGINEERS C COMPANY

Earl Umlandt JR. wrote on December 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MUSCATINE IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for information on 439th C Company
My Dad was in that company and He pass away in 1985 and I don't have much information. I would like to tell his grandchildren about ther grandfather because they never met him.

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Entry: 30021
Subject: HELLO HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

David Arnsman wrote on November 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: QUINCY IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for others.

Keywords: Headquarters company



Entry: 27627
Subject: THANKS A LOT HAROLD SCOTT

Don Bruellman wrote on August 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WHITTEMORE IA

Unit: 439 ENGINERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 27605
Subject: LOOKING FOR PERSONS WHO SERVED

Thomas Lockwood wrote on August 15, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 1ST MCRRD

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm looking for persons who served with my dad

Keywords: Rusty



Entry: 27189
Subject: GLENN DASHNIER

Glenn Dashnier wrote on July 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MIDLAND MI

Unit: 439 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS, H-S CO. 32 GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Ran NCO Club most of my stay in Korea. Looking for some old buddies who remembers me.

Keywords: Stationed north of ChunChon March 1953 thru July 1954



Entry: 26849
Subject: KILRA CHON RAILROAD BRIDGE

Leroy L. Lease wrote on July 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: 439TH ENGINEER CONST. BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I could not belive it when I typed in 439th Const Bn. There it was the name of the bridge. I also started in Carson and on to San Francisco and on the USS General Weigel to Japan. Then we later went to Pusan Korea. The biggest thing was the rebuilding of two trestles and the new long span.Iwas one of those inexperienced construction
workers.I have a picture of the first train to go over and they gave us plenty to drink to celebrate.Need names Frizzle was one I can't remember any more. Can you help me.

Keywords: Zeke 439th Engineer Const. Bn Co A



Entry: 24603
Subject: 439TH LOCATION

Steven Thillen wrote on April 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to find the precise location of H and S company during 53-54. I know that the location was north of Chunchon. My dad said it stood by the river. North of the city is a fork in the river. Does anyone remember if the Co. was north or south of the fork? I have a buddy that is stationed in Korea now and he is trying to find it so as to take some photo's of the land as it is now. Hopefully in time for the reunion in Aug.

Keywords: 439th Eng. Chunchon



Entry: 22253
Subject: REUNIONS, E-MAIL

Alexander Rudnitsky wrote on January 13, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: DANIA BEACH FL

Unit: B-COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: i served with this unit from Hays,Kansas, and am wondering about Sgt. Hightower @ Sgt. Burns.

Keywords:



Entry: 21573
Subject: LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS OF THE 439TH

Joseph Bondi wrote on December 17, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORRISTOWN PA

Unit: COMPANY B 439TH ENGR. CONSTRUCTION BN. 1953-1954

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 19994
Subject: 439TH ENGINEER CONSTRUCTION BATTALION REUNION

Harold Scott wrote on October 17, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MCPHERSON KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Reunion - August 9, 10, 11, 2002
McPherson, KS

Keywords:



Entry: 19437
Subject: LOOKING FOR B COMPANY SURVIVORS

James Williams wrote on September 15, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SULLIVAN IL

Unit: B COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am posting this message for my father Jim Williams...he is looking for company b survivors of the 439th. I will forward any e-mails on to him as soon as I receive them.. He would really love to have a list of all still living. Thank you. Jamie

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Entry: 18579
Subject: H AND S 439TH ENG.BN.

Steven Thillen wrote on August 9, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am writing for my dad you has no computer, but you can reach him through me. Cpl. Harland Thillen was in korea from Jun53-Aug54. He ran the PX and shared a quanset hut with the barber after the cease fire. dad is retired and living in Rockford Ill. He is still very active and rides his 1500cc Honda Goldwing about 20,000 miles a year. He is intrested in hearing from all you old warriors out there. I my self spent 22 years in the Infantry(don't hold that against me) and retired a 1SG. Until I came back from combat, we never real conversation about the tuff job that you guys did in Korea. I am now glad that we had that talk and were able to march in a Vets day parade together. It was the first time since he got off the train in Iowa after his discharge that he had put is uniform on. he sure made me proud of him and all of you guys.

If any of you guys remember my dad please contact me so I can link you up.

God Bless......Live Free or Die

Keywords: 439th Eng. 32nd Eng.Grp. PX, Thillen



Entry: 18436
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Peter Montana wrote on August 3, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. LAUDERDALE FL

Unit: 439TH ENG CONST BN H - S CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in my outfit. I was assigned to the S-3 Section in Wonju during all of 1952. Love to hear from anyone.

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Entry: 18017
Subject: SGT ARTHUR PFEIFER

J.A. Pfeifer wrote on July 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: CO B 439TH ENGR CON BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wanting to get any information I can about my father who served in war.

Keywords: Enlisted 1950 discharge 1953



Entry: 16594
Subject: TELEPHON CHANGE

John Gilin wrote on May 16, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: AMBRIDGE PA

Unit: 439YH EC BN>

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 439YH EC BN>

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Entry: 15788
Subject: REVISED EMAIL ADDRESS TO ORIGNAL POSTING

Alan Gornik wrote on April 4, 2001


City and State: IL

Unit: COMPANY A 439TH ENGINEERS CONSTRUCTION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 439th Engineers Construction Bttn
I am trying to learn about any action that my father's unit might have
been involved in. His discharge papers say that he earned the Korean
Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. In Box 28 Most Significant Duty
Assignment it says Company A 439th Engineers Construction Battalion
APO 301.

My father's name was Donald Gornik, Service Number ER16 287 772.
He is now deceased.

Alan D. Gornik
adgorn@aol.com

Keywords: Company A 439th Engineers Construction Battalion
APO 301



Entry: 15324
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1954 ARMY BUDDIES

Richard Brennan wrote on March 7, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 439TH ENG CO C TAEGU KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: personal friends

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