461st Ordnance Ammunition Company


Photo by Hal Barker

4th Ordnance Battalion



On Wed, 7 Oct 1998
Gerald A. Fasse Email addresswrote:
Hello!



The 4th Ordnance Battalion. Headquarters Detatchment, 4th Ordnance
Battalion was located just north of Tongduchon-ni about 18 miles north
of Uijongbu along what was then route 33. The Imjim river flowed
nearby and the NORMASH unit was just to our south (Norweign Mobile Army
Surgical Hospital). Ordnance companies attatched included the 2d, 5th,
107th and 538th. Later the 17th and 21st Ordnance Companies were
added.

At the signing of the Armistice in late July, 1953 the 4th moved to a
spot next to the 44th Ordnance Depot near Uijongbu. The 44th was
attached to the 4th for a time.

I served with Headquarters Detatchment from October, 1952 through
February, 1954. My assignments included daily preparation of the Eighth
Army Ordnance Bulletins and later with an I&I Team (Instruction and
Inspection Team). This team which was lead by a Warrant Officer visited
various I Corps artillery units doing such things as taking Pullover
gage readings and instructing on safety procedures when firing various
artillery pieces. This included 105 MM, 155 MM, 240 MM and 8" field
pieces.

After the armistice was signed I had a cushy job assignment; Custodian
of the NCO Mess. Still later this was merged with the 44th Ordnance
Depot NCO Club.

I returned for a visit to Korea in 1993. Unfortunately, I didn't get
much beyond the city of Seoul because of tensions between North and
South Korea.

More recently, I have tried to contact others assigned to the 4th but
with little success.

I have many, many memories of Korea, the people, and fellow soldiers.
But I guess these will fall into the cracks of history if they havn't
already.

Yours truly,

Gerald A. Fasse US 55 248 352
Sergeant
Headquarters and Headquarters Detatchment
4th Ordnance Battalion
Korea 1952, 1954












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Entry: 72628
Subject: JOHN L. PARKER KOREAN ARMY BUDDIES

Phyllis Parker SR. wrote on December 2, 2009


City and State: ROBBINSDALE MN

Unit: 461ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: He would really enjoy getting some e-mails or letters
from fellow Army buddies that were in Korea from
Oct. 1950 - Oct. 1952

Keywords: his personal friends were Henry Peplinski (now deceased) and Frank Popp. Many other friends that he
cannot remember their names



Entry: 67560
Subject: SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS WITH THE 461ST ORD AMMO CO. APRIL OF1953 TILL SEPT OF 1954

Harold King wrote on October 20, 2008


City and State: HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

Unit: 461ST ORD AMMO CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just wondering if there are any old guys still kicking around?

Keywords:



Entry: 60092
Subject: 461ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION COMPANY, WONJU, KOREA 1951-3

Bob Bargerhuff wrote on February 21, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 461ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION COMPANY, WONJU, KOREA 19

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Bob Bargerhuff, 317 818-1889 Indpls, IN BBargerhuf@AOL.com

Keywords: 461st Ordnance Ammunition Company, Wonju, Korea 1951-3



Entry: 54890
Subject: HENRY (HANK) PEPLINSKI

Dave Rist SR. wrote on December 29, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CIRCLE PINES MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for buddies of Henry Peplinski. Please contact me - d.rist@att.net -

Keywords: Henry Peplinski



Entry: 51270
Subject: COLD WINTER IN KOREA

Robert Henning wrote on June 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOPEDALE MA

Unit: 461 ORD AMMO CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Company commander was Capt.John Caulfield.First sgt was Monkitrick.Took our training at Camp Atterbury Ind.
Traveled to Fort Lewis,Seattle Wa.Left for Korea by troop ship on Christmas eve 1951.Landed inYokahama and went by train to Sasebo.Went by leased Japanese liner to Pusan.Traveled by troop train to Wonju where we took over running an existing ammo dump.Our claim to fame was we were the only all white ammo co.Half the company sent to the head of the Yangu pass to operate a forward ammo dump.I was only 19 when we were activated in Springfield so I guess I'm the only surviving cadre member.Released from active duty June 1952.Wouldn't take a million for the experience and wouldn't give five cents to do it again.Our draftees were from Il. and Mn.All were 26-28 years old.

Keywords: Member of cadre activated Sept 1950 in Springfield,Ma.I was Assistant mess sergeant.



Entry: 49681
Subject:

Mortimer (Buster) Sullivan (Sully) JR. wrote on March 21, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 461ST MORTAR BATTALION 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who served with me.You can e-mail me via my daughters address listed.

Keywords: Sniper Hill, Pork Chop Hill
Squad Leader 1952-1953



Entry: 49679
Subject: 461ST ORD. AMMO 52-53 MORTAR BATTALION

Shari Gaesser wrote on March 21, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was in the 461st Mortar Battalion. He was a squad leader. He is from New Hampshire. Anyone who served with him, please e-mail me. I know he would love to hear from his buddies.

Keywords: Sniper Ridge; Pork Chop Hill



Entry: 48085
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW ART PAIVA

Joe Paiva JR. wrote on January 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWPORT RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for folks that might have known my Dad. He never told me much about the war other than that he was there and I think served in the 461st.

I am a little confused about hopw he would have ended up in an artillery unit because he had gone through airborne training at Bragg.

I do know from old pictures though that he was in an AA Battery in the National Guard as ateenager (before the war).

He went/goes by "Art Paiva" and was a portuguese kid from Rhode Island back in 1951-53.

I remember him saying "hear the patter of little feet, the 461 in full retreat" and although he never spoke much about it, I don't think he had a very good experience in Korea.

I would love to meet anyone that knew my Dad.

Sincerely,
Joe Paiva

Keywords: 461 airborne Korea Army



Entry: 46620
Subject:

John Louis Parker wrote on November 2, 2004


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit: 461ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 46606
Subject: 10/50-10/52

John Louis Parker wrote on November 1, 2004


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit: 461ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from buddies that were in Korea-461st Ordnance Ammo Co. e-mail me at atj2002@msn.com or phyllismnfinn@aol.com

Keywords: time frame in service October 1950 to October 1952



Entry: 46599
Subject: COMMENTS

Phyllis Parker wrote on November 1, 2004


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit: 461ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: John went to the reunion in Mpls, MN this past summer--He will want to get in touch with some of his other buddies. The other e-mail addresss to get ahold of him--atj2002@msn.com

Keywords: Frank Popp, Henry Peplinski



Entry: 38040
Subject: RYCOM ORD SVC 8040TH AU

David Oppliger wrote on November 5, 2003


City and State: COLUMBUS NE

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: On behalf of Dick Gaunt (veteran), we are looking for any information on this unit; history, anyone else who served, what division this was associated with, etc.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Served with Rycom Ord Svc 8040th AU. Served Oct '53 to Sep '55.



Entry: 36090
Subject: PICTURES

Sarah Humphreys wrote on August 6, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELKVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandpa, Robert 'Bob' Humphreys still has many pictures he took while stationed in Wan Ju, Korea in 1953, and several are pictures of those stationed with him (some are even portraits). I thought that someone might be interested in finding a picture of themselves or a family member, so I decided this would be a good place to start. I can't make out many of the names on the shirts of the men, but if you remember my grandpa or remember getting your picture taken, you can contact me for more information.

Keywords: 461 Ord. Ammo, pictures



Entry: 22213
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMBERS

Clifford W. Smith wrote on January 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CASSADAGA NY

Unit: SV. BATT. 37TH F.A. - 461ST ORD AMMO CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served with the 461st as a Company Clerk until I transfered to the 37th FA Battalion Sv. Btry. I was a S.F.C. in the Ammo Platoon.

Keywords:



Entry: 19839
Subject: 461ST ORD CO (AMMO)

Julius Perry wrote on October 8, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for any one who knew Julius Perry during the Korean War between 1953-54. I need to get in touch with others who served with me.

Keywords:



Entry: 6373
Subject: 461ST ORD. AMMO CO.

Martin Sisneros wrote on January 22, 2000


City and State: BELEN NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to find anybody who knew my uncle. He was in the Korean War and was with 461st Ord. Ammo Co.He was theresometime in 4/1952. I would like to here from anybody that knew him or has information about him. I would like to share the info with the rest of our family.



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Keywords: 461st Ord. Ammo Co. 1952







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