502nd Military Intelligence Battalion (CIC)


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Entry: 96803
Subject: 7TH MI DETACHMENT

Mike Berger wrote on November 24, 2018


City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army - retired

Comments: Always looking for men who served in the 7th MI, Camp Casey Korea (Dongduchon). I was CO from 9/65 to 9/66. Still in contact with several US and former Korean members.

Spent a lot of time at B Company, 502nd MI Bn, and at 201st MI Detachment in Uijongbu. Missed being CO of the Army Boat Detachment by a day. A Captain showed up who had been a Navy EM - they gave him the job.

If you've ever visited Dongduchon "back in the day" google it. It has changed just a bit. Camp Casey is no long a US Army installation. You can "drive" through it on google maps.

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Entry: 95351
Subject: C COMPANY 502ND MI

Richard Morse wrote on February 19, 2018


City and State: BURKE VA

Unit: C COMPANY 502 MI BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served as a Case Officer at Field Station 3, COG in Sokcho from 1966 to 1967. CPT Perry Cole and Maj Glen Morgan were station chiefs. Other COs there were Bob Baugh and George Filmore. Walt Kropa was our coordinator. Many trips by jeep through south pass and north pass. The locals called us HID>

Keywords: Sokcho, COG



Entry: 94481
Subject: B COMPANY 502ND MI BN

David DeHart wrote on March 29, 2017


City and State: WILSONVILLE OR

Unit: B COMPANY, 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Graduated from The Bird in 1962. Brief stint at the Eugene, Oregon R.A., then to B Company 502nd MI Bn. 1962-1963. Special Agent working out of the Tech Shop at Tracey Compound in Seoul. Liaison with the ROK CIC. On several apprehension team missions with ROK CIC/CIA.
Then to 115th MI Group HQ Tech Shop, S.F. MI tours in Izmir, Turkey; Naples, Italy; Stuttgart, Germany; Vietnam ('69-70); Portland, OR F.O. Worked CI and CE (Desk and Case officer.) in Europe and 'Nam.

Army Language School, Monterey (Turkish 47 wk course) 1959-1960. Defense Language Institute, El Paso, Tx (Vietnamese 47 wk course) 1968-1969. Retired after 20 years in Portland, Oregon.

Keywords: Tracey Compound, 502nd MI, Butterfly Club, Fort Holabird, Army Language School, DLI El Paso, Can Tho Vietnam.



Entry: 93165
Subject: PUSAN FO CO B 502D MI BN1962-62

Lester Brandt wrote on May 20, 2016


City and State: MOUNTAIN VIEW HI

Unit: PUSAN FO CO B, 502D MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Pusan FO was located in an old Japanese Style house overlooking the Songdo area of Pusan, SAs included Dan Heyne, Bill O'Connel, Hugh Kemper, Dick Keenan. O-San was the houseboy and I enjoyed the help of Kim, Yong Dae and Mr Kim. Would enjoy hearing from other Pusan FO members.

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Entry: 92704
Subject: 201ST MI DETACHMENT

John Edmondson wrote on February 14, 2016


City and State: MARYVILLE

Unit: 201ST MI DETACHMENT (UIJONGBU)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: What a year under Lt. Col. Myles Standish Weston and his oft paranoid ways. Dave Bucher and I roaming the back roads below the DMZ. Only ROK units for the 201st. Phillip F Schultz, Chuck Williams (Odebolt, Iowa), Ralph from South Georgia, the chogi-yogi guy, waiting for the choppers to take off before teeing off, The Woman Who Makes Men Cry and so much more.

Keywords: See above



Entry: 91874
Subject: 502 MI BN CO. B & C

Rodger Johnstone wrote on September 9, 2015


City and State: MAPLETON ME

Unit: COMPANY B & C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was first stationed at company B in 1961 and our office was later moved to company C. I worked in what was laughingly called the budget & fiscal office. I obtained the incentive supplies and special items for the spooks. I am interested in contacting anyone that was there at the same time.

Keywords: Major Kandigai and Col. Kelly



Entry: 91861
Subject: TAE KWON DO INSTRUCTOR LOOKING FOR HIS STUDENTS

Linda Hong wrote on September 7, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 502D MI

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father taught Tae Kwon Do to soldiers in the 502D MI during 1965-1970. He would really love to connect with his students. There are 3 in particular. A gentleman who lived in Greenwich, CT another gentleman who let him stay at his home when he came to visit VA. He asked you if he should join the U.S. Army during that visit. another gentleman who lived in NY. If anyone knows any of his students or these 3 veterans, please contact me. Thank you for your time and thank you for your service.

V/R
L

Keywords: Tae Kwon Do
502 D MI



Entry: 91429
Subject: CO. A, 502ND MI BN

William Hartman wrote on June 21, 2015


City and State:

Unit: CO. A, 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was stationed at Co. A in Tae Bong Dong, Yong Dong Po from July 1968 until August 1969; working for SSGT Smith in the typing/editing department.

Keywords:



Entry: 90540
Subject: 502ND, 1964-65

John Williams wrote on February 4, 2015


City and State: CHARLESTON IL

Unit: 502ND MI, HQ COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served from June1964-September 1965 under Col.Sheldon.
Anybody Else there at that time?

Keywords:



Entry: 89213
Subject: PEACE TIME IN SEOUL, ROK

Norman Bungard wrote on June 22, 2014


City and State: ST PETERSBURG FL

Unit: 8TH ARMY HQ COMPANY B 502D MI BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a Special Agent with CIC; later changed to MI, and my MOS was 971. I was trained at Ft Holabird and remember much of that training to this day. From there I was assigned to the 109th Intelligence Corps Group with HQ in Columbus, Ohio, and my duty station was Cincinnati. Our small unit worked out of the Tri State Building with Lt Haymaker as the leader. I recall seeing JFK on Oct 5, 1962, when he spoke on Fountain Square. The Cuban Missile Crisis was still fresh.
I was assigned to the ROK and flew from Travis AFB to Tachikawa AFB in Japan then on to Kimpo in Seoul where I had been reassigned. Our unit was located in Yongson, on the Han River, across from Yong dong Po gu. I remember several, Major Hyun was one of the CO's. We conducted Background investigations and did some other intelligence work. Several surveillance of personnel. Seoul was the 8th US Army HQ and was nearby. I met Pak Chung Hee (phonetically spelled.
Saddest of experiences was the cold cold day we attended the memorial service for JFK at the 8th US Army Hq.
I may write more as I have vivid memories. It was one of my life's finest experiences.

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Entry: 88305
Subject: NONE

Donald Clark wrote on February 10, 2014


City and State: MERIDIAN ID

Unit: CO. B, 502ND MI BATTALION, CAMP HUMPHREYS FO, KORE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served as a Counterintelligence Agent (97B40) in the Camp Humphreys Field Office, Korea (Co. B, 502nd MI Bn.) in 1972. Prior to that, I was in the 109th MI Group, Rgn IV at Ft. Knox, KY Field Office (1971), and had my MI training at USAINTS in Ft. Holabird, MD (1970).

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Entry: 87936
Subject: 502D MI BN SEEKS YOUR ASSISTANCE

Sheldon Chandler wrote on December 20, 2013


City and State: JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD WA

Unit: 502D MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: To all former 502d Military Intelligence Battalion Soldiers and Officers,

I am Command Sergeant Major Sheldon Chandler. Myself and LTC Justin Haynes are the current command team for the 502d Military Intelligence Battalion. Over the last 9 months we have accumulated some great photo's from the Army's Intelligence Center's historian. We have made it a priority to preserve the long history of our great Battalion. We are currently in the process of building a historical showcase and looking for donated items such as uniforms from our 8th Army period, photo's, official reports or correspondence. If you desire to share some of your historical memorabilia, I will make sure it finds a great home on display in our headquarters.

The Battalion is doing very well and our Soldiers continue to live up to the legacy of our great Battalion. I have attached a link to our social media website if you would like to remain connected to the Battalion: https://www.facebook.com/502dMilitaryIntelligenceBattalion

I appreciate your service to our great Nation and look forward to hearing from you. A few veterans have requested a copy of our current Battalion poster which includes photos from Korea and the USS Report. We have not forgotten about your request, we will make sure you get a copy.

Sincerely,

Sheldon Chandler
Command Sergeant Major
502d Military Intelligence Battalion


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Entry: 87553
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER LTC HERBERT L. DASCHBACH

Herbert Daschbach wrote on November 4, 2013


City and State: CARNEGIE PE

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was Lt. Col. Herbert L. Daschbach, Jr., who commmanded
Company C roughly during the period 1961-1963. He also taught for
many years at the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird,
Maryland. He retired in 1972 and passed away in 1986. This was
long ago, I know, but I was wondering if anybody might remember
him. My email address is Dashiba@verizon.net. Thank you. Herbert
H. Daschbach

Keywords: Company C 502nd MI Bn



Entry: 87498
Subject: KUNSAN AND SEOUL FIELD OFFICE

Ronald Christopher wrote on October 27, 2013


City and State: BEVERLY HILLS FL

Unit: CO B, 502ND MI

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in charge of the resident office at Kunsan until I closed
it down. I was then sent to Seoul where I became the chief intel
agent at the Seoul Field Office. I was responsible for doing an
indepth investigation on our own unit and if it would not have been
a courtesy investigation, the unit would have surely failed.
However, we brought her up speed, with a door at the entrance and
red lighting system in the offices. Dan Mora was the documents
custodian. After he left Korea he went to OCS and he was my boss in
Panama where I was assigned to the 470 MI.

Keywords: MI Units



Entry: 86363
Subject: 502ND MI BN

James H. Bone wrote on May 30, 2013


City and State: VILLA RICA GA

Unit: 502ND MI BN, INCHON KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: it has been a while since I have commented. I note some of the

comments are from my neck of the wood, but they do not give the

time and dates they were where. it would be nice to know if

someone was there at the same time as me. James h. bone,

Inchon Field office (moved from Inchon in old Japanese Mansion

on the hill side to Ascom) was told for security reasons.

arrived in Korea in May, 1965 just in time for the ripe

season. or I guess I could say planting season. two things hit

me in the face when I stepped out the airplane door. first was

the heat/humidity -hard to tell the difference, and the second

was the smell. 13 lovely months. thought would never get the

smell out of my skin. however I digress. Was there until May

1966. from there went to ASA Security office, doing

investigations of incidents and troubled background checks. was

there from June 1966 thru September 16, 1966 where I separated

from the service. anyone else there for the same time or duty?

love to hear. James h. Bone

Keywords: 502nd Mi Bn, Inchon, 8th Army Boat Detachment, assignment of

first ROK troops to Viet Nam.



Entry: 85943
Subject: INTERESTING WEB PAGE

Charles W. Goffredo JR. wrote on April 11, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit: HHC 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: For all you MI types out there who were trained at Fort

Holabird, there is a great web site that is geared toward all

who were stationed at the Bird. Great posts and a lot of

memories and names. There is a lot of posts about guys who were

stationed at the 502nd at various times. I am attempting to

contact several of the veterans now. Anyone who remembers me

please email so we can catch up on old times. Already have

spoken to Tony from the Bronx(Richard Luvara) who contacted me

last year when he saw my post here.



The web site is parkwayreststop.com. I know a crazy name but

it is the authors way of explaining his trip down the Jersey

turnpike from Ft Dix to Ft Holabird

Keywords: Sp5 Mister Charlie



Entry: 85751
Subject: SECRET MISSION TO KIMPO AIRPORT - COMPANY A

Rodney T. Hard wrote on March 21, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: CO A, 502ND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a missionarys kid in Korea for twelve years
before joining the Army and coming back to Korea for
two tours at 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion,
Company C from 1969 through 1970.

HANG LOOSE

By: Dr. Rodney T. Hard

SIGN OUT YOUR FIREARMS, GAS UP THE VAN, AND REPORT
BACK TO ME. Lieutenant Colonel Luis Castro-Acobez
was not a man of many words. He was over-ranked, to
say the least, to command a Company in the United
States Army.

But this was no ordinary Company. In 1969, Company A
of the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion in
Seoul, Korea was a small unit hidden in plain sight
in a neighborhood called Tae Bang Dong. The
interrogation unit, taking up a square block of real
estate and surrounded by guard towers and ten-foot
high concrete walls topped by barbed wire, housed
captured North Korean spies.

Joe and I took the Colonels command to mean that we
were to check out concealed carry pistols from the
armory, put on our civilian clothes, sign out our
civilian ID cards and G2 (cooperate with us and dont
ask any questions) credentials, and get the covert
vehicle with civilian license plates ready to go. We
were excited. A covert mission was a lot more
interesting than interrogating the Communist packages
or typing and filing reports.

We reported back to the Colonel. WHAT IS OUR
MISSION, SIR?

GO THE KIMPO AIRPORT AND HANG LOOSE.

Bewildered, I asked, IS THIS SURVEILLANCE? IS IT A
PICK-UP&.?

He cut me short, JUST HANG LOOSE.

Joe and I pondered the cryptic command all the way to
the airport. We were both interrogator/interpreters
(MOS 96C) with the rank of Specialist 5 and did not
have special training for this super spook stuff.
What if we screwed this up royally?

We parked at the airport and went inside to case the
place and see if we could figure out what our mission
was all about. I ran into a missionary kid friend of
mine from high school that was heading back to the
USA after visiting her parents. I really couldnt
tell her why I was there, so I gave her a bogus cover
story and we chatted a little before she had to board
her plane.

After an hour we gave up inside and went back out to
check the parking lot. Parked near the front
entrance was Colonel Castros black limousine. We
went back inside and finally found the Colonel
waiting outside a terminal gate. I sidled up next
to him without looking at him and covertly asked him,
IS THIS A PICK-UP? He continued to look toward the
gate with incoming passengers and almost
imperceptibly nodded his head.

Joe and I still wondered what all the cloak and
dagger secrecy was all about, but we didnt have time
to waste. As we headed out to get our Volkswagen
van, we spotted a vehicle from the
502nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Company B,
counter intelligence unit. These were the real
spooks and they were getting in their vehicle to
leave. I recognized their covert vehicle by the
license plate starting with the numbers 88.

YOU GUYS HERE FOR A PICK-UP? I asked.

WE DONT KNOW. one of them said. WE WERE JUST TOLD
TO COME HERE AND and ..

HANG LOOSE! I said.

Their jaws dropped. HOW DID YOU KNOW? asked one of
them.

ITS A PICK-UP. JUST FOLLOW US. I said.

We raced in front of a line of taxis and pulled in
behind Colonel Castros limousine just as a space
opened up by a departing taxi. The timing could not
have been better planned. The Colonel emerged with a
man and his family who got into the limousine. We
helped the porters load the copious amounts of
luggage into our van and the other spook vehicle.

We followed the Colonel, and our three-vehicle
caravan delivered the family to their new residence
on the Yongsan military base in downtown Seoul
without incident.

When we got back to our unit, I looked up the Colonel
and asked him, WHY DIDNT YOU AT LEAST TELL US IN
ADVANCE THAT IT WAS A PICK-UP JOB? IF WE HAD SCREWED
IT UP, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN EMBARRASSING FOR YOU. I
told him about the Company B guys who almost left the
scene had it not been for my intercepting them.

He just said, I KNEW YOU WOULDNT SCREW IT UP. And
then he dismissed me. That was the pat on the back I
needed. That was the unspoken WELL DONE! that made
my day.

Mister Tom Rowan, my civilian boss at the office,
eventually told me that the man we picked up was the
second in command in Asia for the Central
Intelligence Agency.


If anyone remembers this incident or knows the name
of my partner in this mission, please contact me.

Keywords: Col Castro, TaeBangDong, packages, spooks,
interrogator, CIA, secret mission, hang loose, Co A,
Co B



Entry: 85614
Subject: COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR - 502D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION

Sheldon Chander wrote on March 2, 2013


City and State: JOINTBASE LEWIS MCCHORD WA

Unit: 502D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Greetings everyone, my name is CSM Sheldon Chandler.
On 22 March 2013 I will assume responsibilty as the
Battalion Command Sergeant Major.

The Commander and I are considering the unit's
current
motto. I am interested to hear about any unit
motto's, salute responses, or unit designations to
help us in our decision. We are extremely interested
in preserving the great lineage an honors of the
unit. I appreciate your assistance.

As an update, the Battalion has just recently
returned
safely from combat operations in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The current unit
leadership and Soldiers did an exceptional job
answering out Nations call to duty.

Freedom By Vigilance!

Keywords:



Entry: 85322
Subject: 502ND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION (CIC)

Mike Berger wrote on January 27, 2013


City and State: VIENNA VA

Unit: 7TH MI DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was CO of the 7th MI at Camp Casey (Dongduchon) from
9/65 to 9/66. I remain in contact with several of the
guys as well as most of the Korean
Investigator/Translators who served with us (now US
citizens). I spent a lot of time at B Company of the
502nd - finest mess hall (and club) in the U.S. Army -
and missed getting command of the Army Boat Detachment
at Inchon because another Captain arrived who had been
a Navy em. Too bad - that would have been an exciting
job. If it has been a while since you were in Korea,
google Dongduchon for example. You may be just a 'bit'
surprised.
I retired as an 06 at the end of 1990.

Best regards.

Keywords: Camp Casey, 7th MI Detachment



Entry: 85280
Subject: HID SOKCHO-SI

Nicholas Lewis SR. wrote on January 21, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: MIDDLETOWN NJ

Unit: ATTACHED TO CO.C 502ND

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking to hear from any of you guys at sokcho 1969-70.

Keywords: gary hyden,lee coleman,lem roberts,pat partridge,larry
vitter,mike weir,steve anderson,paul duffy,ken nadeau,
bob omelia,chase gibson,don brown,gordon mckenzie,maurice
bolger,clint richie,pete decurry,bill hicks,tom brianard,
jim clarke,tom cole and jack scanland.



Entry: 84294
Subject: SEOUL, KOREA IN LATE 60'S

Kimberly Stanley wrote on September 29, 2012


City and State: ATLANTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father, Spencer G Stanley - along with my Mom, Mary Stanley,
brother Spencer and sisters Claire and Debbie, were at Yongsan in
the late 60's.
It was an interesting and turbulent time as I recall, even though I
was just a kid. My dad was with the 502nd, and really cared a lot
for the men he worked with.
I recall being invited - along with my brother - to the home of
General Kim Che Koo (not sure of spelling), because his daughter
was celebrating a birthday. As a courtesy, my dad asked that we
attend. If I am not mistaken, Gen Kim later assassinated President
Park Chung He.

I also remember the monsoons, the rationing of things at the PX,
the field house where I took judo lessons, the trip to the DMZ and
the Bridge of No Return. I recall an rxceptionally good biology
teacher, the Korean Culture Club trips, and the extraordinary
education I received by simply observing the living conditions.

On the funnier side of things, I recall when the movie MASH arrived
for viewing at the officer's club, and my dad blew his stack when he
realized it lampooned the military - if I'm
not mistaken, he insisted it be turned off. (even years later when he
had mellowed, he never liked that show!)

My father died some years ago, having served for 30 years. My
mother also passed away 6 years ago at age 82.

I'd love to hear from anyone who may have known my mom or dad.
All the best -
Kim Stanley

Keywords: 502nd, Yongsan, Seoul, HQ



Entry: 83566
Subject: KOREAN LANGUAGE 502MI BN

James H. Bone wrote on July 6, 2012


City and State: VILLA RICA GA

Unit: 502ND MI BN, INCHON FO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I attended the DLI in Monterey California following
my completin of the Fort Holabird training. I
studied Korean, beginning in April 1964 and
continuing through April 1965 and from there went to
502nd MI Bn, Company B. the origninal assignment was
for Inchon Field Office, and after about 6 months we
closed the office and moved to Ascom. During that
time i spoke daily not only with our Korean
interpreters who were great, but Korean Nationals
with whom i came into contact. that was almost
daily. I used to dream in the language. i assume we
all got the same kimchee awards from KNP, K army,
cities around where worked. I reciefved a letter of
appreciation and city of inchon medal. all of these
are hanging in my office today, and have been for
years. after my return to college, i took several
courses, Math, Statistics and the like from several
Korean teachers here back home. I also made contact
with the internatinal club at the college near my
home and visited them. there were also several
Koreans who worked in the community, mostly doing
engineering, etc, and i managed to make and maintain
a frinedship with them, including personal and
business. overall, my military years, including the
education portion of them, have been very useful to
me thru my personal and perfessional life. Thanks US
Army. you have given me more that i could have given
you. thanks and
God Bless.

James H. Bone

Keywords: 502nd MI Bn, Korean Languane



Entry: 83548
Subject: 502 MI INTERRIGATION UNIT -TAEBANG DONG

Joe Langworthy wrote on July 4, 2012


City and State: CANTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Stationed near Souel at Interrigation unit across the Han River in
Taebang Dong in 1969. Bill Shiek of Princton, translator Rodney
Hard of Texas was there? His father was a missionary in Korea.
Tom what's his name was the civilian head of the unit. I left to play
baseball . Then finished my tour at company B headquarters in 1970
in Souel where WO McFadden was chief along with Major Gissee.
Worked in the CE, CI, CA division?

Attended Foreign Service institute in 1968 in DC and Ft Holabird in
1969.

Found this site and wondered if after 40 years any friends from the
502 MI are still around. Those of you who also spoke Korean
probably enjoyed the duty.

Keywords: 502 MI 1969 -1970 in Souel



Entry: 83508
Subject: FREEDOM BY VIGILANCE

George Carlaftes JR. wrote on June 30, 2012


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: 502ND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BN CO C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi Guys, Hope all are doing fine. Healthy, Wealthy,
and Wise.

Keywords: Company C, Seoul Korea, Headquaters 8th USARPAC,



Entry: 83478
Subject: 502ND MI BN, INCHON FIELD OFFICE

James H. Bone wrote on June 27, 2012


City and State: VILLA RICA GA

Unit: 502MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in the 502md MI Bn, first in the Inchon
Field office, and about 6 months into the tour moved
to the Ascom Residence Office, all as Civilian
Cover. worked with the 8th army boat detachment, the
COG on walmedo, and with the Korean counterparts.
was there from May 1965 to May 1966. had several
exciting events happen while we were there. as best
i recall we had a AIC, two of us agent types, a
couple of typing types, and seveal Korean
Interpereters. easily was the most exciting time of
my life. have always wanted to return, but have
never had the opportunity.

Keywords: Inchon Field Office, Ascom Residence Office, 8th Army
Boat Detachment, COG, Walmedo



Entry: 82938
Subject: SEARCHING FOR MY BUDDIES THAT WERE IN COMPANY B 502ND MI IN WEEJAMBOO IN 1988

Kevin Wartick wrote on May 2, 2012


City and State: IRON MOUNTAIN MI

Unit: BRAVO COMPANY 502ND MI

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for my buddies that were stationed with me
in South Korea (weejamboo)in 1988. We went to the
Olympic's , drinking buddies , etc. Please look me up
on Facebook and get with me . Send Friend request ,
please . Looking forward to hearing from anyone of
you that might remember.

Thanks, Kevin Wartick a.k.a. Cheap Charlie from
Wisconsin !

Keywords: SGT. Ely , Crazy Dale from Hell (friend) , Paul
Handle , etc.



Entry: 81726
Subject: NAME CORRECTION AND ADDITION

Dester Miller JR. wrote on January 13, 2012


City and State: MOUNT VERNON MO

Unit: COMPANY B, 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I believe Barney's last name was Barfield, not
Oldfield. Also would like to hear from Doug Kimball
and Ed Sareigo (sp).

Keywords:



Entry: 81724
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS FROM KOREA 68-69

Dester Miller JR. wrote on January 13, 2012


City and State: MOUNT VERNON MO

Unit: COMPANY B, 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served with Co. B, 502nd 58-69. We all went
undercover as GS-7's, DOD. Some of the best I have
ever known. Would love to hear from any of you.

Keywords: Looking for Jay Giles, Barney Oldfield, David Welty,
James Ferko.



Entry: 81204
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMBERS

Daniel Bassill wrote on November 29, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was at Ft. Holibird for Area Intelligence training in
1968 then at the Army language school in Washington, DC
in 1969. Was at 502 MI HQ Co. in Seoul in 1970. Mr.
Watson was head of our office. Looking to reconnect
with vets from any of these three assignments.

Keywords:



Entry: 80538
Subject: 502ND APRIL 1965 TO MAY 1966

James H. Bone wrote on September 29, 2011


City and State: VILLA RICA GA

Unit: INCHON FILED OFFICE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: arrived at Kimpo on a hot April day in 1965. settled
into the old Japanese mansion on the side of the hill.
spent the first month finding my way around and meeting
various contacts. The Interpreter assigned to me was
Mr. Kim (weren't they all) after about 6 months our
AIC decided to move to Young Dong Po, supposedly as a
security issue. we moved inside a military compounded, and thought we were fooling everyone because we were
running around in an unmarked black jeep in suits. I'm
sure the laugh was on us. was there till May 1966, and
had lots of excitement. the Nk kidnapped an entire
fishing fleet, sent a midget submarine down the Han
River, only to have the batteries blow up and it run
aground followed by a shoot out, a 28 man detachment
tried to infiltrate and several, 6 or 8 got within the
Presidential Palace in Seoul, followed by a soot out
and a jumpy countryside. just a few of the things that
happened. arrived in Korea following a year at the
language school, and a6 months at Holibard. must say that was the most interesting time of my life . don't
know if anyone from that era is reading but would love
to hear from someone. j. bone

Keywords:



Entry: 79302
Subject: LOST TOUCH WITH OUR INTERPRETER

John Lawler wrote on June 13, 2011


City and State: PACE FL

Unit: 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Our interpreter at the Kunsan Resident Office, during my time with Bravo company, 502nd MI Bn (1970-71), was a former ROK officer during the Korean War, Mr. Kong Tae Won. He was a fine gentleman and a pleasure to work with. Like many of the Korean interpreters assigned to the MI units, they also became good friends, as did Mr. Kong. I kept in touch for a while by mail, but as time went on, our correspondence became less frequent until eventually we lost contact with one another. I am curious if any of the CI agents who came after me at this post may know of what happened to Mr. Kong, or of Mr. Kim who kept the house for us.

Keywords: Kunsan Kong Tae Won 



Entry: 78520
Subject: CORRECTED DATES ON PREVIOUS ENTRY 502ND MI BN

John Lawler wrote on April 9, 2011


City and State: PACE FL

Unit: CO B, 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I did basic training at Ft Jackson in 1968. I trained in Army counterintelligence at Ft Holabird in 1968-69. I attended Korean language training at the Presidio of Monterey DLI 1969-70. I was assigned to Co B, 502nd MI Bn at the Kunsan Resident Office, Kunsan air base 1970-71.

Keywords: Kunsan, DLI, Ft. Holabird, Ft. Jackson



Entry: 78519
Subject: COMPANY B, 502ND MI BN

John Lawler wrote on April 9, 2011


City and State: PACE FL

Unit: CO B, 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I did basic at Ft Jackson in 1968. Army counter-intelligence school at Ft Holabird in 1969. Assigned to the Kunsan Resident Office at Kunsan Air Base 1969-70. I recall the first nights in Seoul at the Tracey compound.

Keywords: Kunsan, Ft Holabird, Ft. Jackson, tracey compound



Entry: 78075
Subject: TAEJON FIELD OFFICE

Keith Kelley wrote on March 4, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 502ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: served at taejon field office from 1965 - 1966

Keywords:



Entry: 77533
Subject: 502ND MI BN COMPANY

Lemuel Roberts III wrote on January 20, 2011


City and State: GRAYSON GA

Unit: 502ND MI BN CO. C SOKCHO 1969 TO 71

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Went to Ft. Holabird, Dundalk (Baltimore), Maryland.
Was selected for Dept of Area Studies (Black Ops) training. The guys who were seperated from everyone else.We drove the Baltimore Police crazy with our training exercises. Sparrows Point at the old VA Hosp,used for DMZ training and interrogation.

Looking for Paul Duffey, BG Bolgen, Chase Gibson, Robert J O'Melia, Thomas Brainard. Our OC's were
Mr. HA, Mr. KIM, Young NAM, Old NAM

Keywords: HID (Hostile Intelligence Detachment)
Undercover as DOD GS-7. South Pass, North Pass, The 3 Trees, Engineers Compound (Seoul), Sorok Mountains, The DMZ



Entry: 76256
Subject: CO C, 502D MI BN, SEOUL, 1964-65

Thomas Wuthrich wrote on September 26, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 502D MI BN, CO C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with Co C, 502d MI Bn, in Seoul, Korea from Sep 64 to Oct 65. During my first four months, I served as company clerk, but my last nine months were spent working out of my MOS editing intel reports. I finished my 3-yr hitch at Sandia Base, NM. In 1971, I began writing gags for greeting card companies, switched to writing for cartoonists four years later, and started drawing up my own gags a few years after that. As a cartoonist, my work appeared primarily in Penthouse Magazine, but also in Readers Digest, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, TV Guide and a slew of others.
Anyone else serve with the 502d during the time frame indicated above?

Keywords: 502d, 502d-MI-Bn, 1964, 1965, co-c, yongsan, donato, manfredi, hawn, seoul, korea



Entry: 75503
Subject: 502ND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BN

Charles W. Goffredo JR. wrote on July 19, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit: HHQ CO. 502ND MI

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served Sep 65 to Apr 67 then went to 115th MI Group San Franciscountil Jan 68. Would like to hear from anyone who was there around this time. Especially from Jay condon, charlie cosention, big nick, foster, lee hunt, ducky bramer, mr price, cal, tony from the bronx and anybody else.

Keywords: SP5 Mister Charlie



Entry: 74341
Subject: TAEGU FIELD OFFICE 1964-66

Ken Dixon wrote on April 14, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: WINTER PARK FL

Unit: 502ND MI BATTALION (CIC)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Fort Jackson 1963, Fort Holabird 1963-64, Camp Henry in Taegu 1964-1966, civilian employee of Headquarters, Eighth Army, and EASCOM in Seoul 1966-1969

Keywords:



Entry: 72020
Subject: CO. C 502D MI BN

James Fulton wrote on October 20, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with Co. C of the 502d, located on the HQ compound in Seoul from 1966 to 1968. Looking for others-

Keywords: Yongsan Compound, Robert Huie, Peter Luna, George Carlaftes



Entry: 70958
Subject: PUSAN FIELD OFFICE

William Cowell JR. wrote on July 20, 2009


City and State:

Unit: US ARMY RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in the Pusan Field Office, Co. B, 502d MI Bn from 1967-1969. I had joined the Army in 1965. I graduated from Fort Holabird, and this was my second assignment as well as my first overseas tour. Pusan Field Office was located on Hialeah Compound, in the city of Pusan. Among those stationed there during this two year period were Joe Mackiewicz (SAIC), Tom Sheely, Eddie Sereigo, Ray Stoll, John Soboleski, Ed Downey, Jim Ragan, Henry Hulick, Roger Knisley, Larry Sarg, and myself. There were a few others whom I do not remember. The interpreters were Chae-si, J.B., Chinhae Chae, Mr. Kim and Mr. Lee. Mr. Cha was the mechanic. As of l987 Mr. Lee was working in the US Embassy, Seoul. I believe all of the others are dead. My Interpreter was Chinhae Chae. There were also three "mama sans" who cleaned and did laundry.

In the US Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Research Library, is an excellent paper: "Scenes From and Unfinished War: Low-Intensity Conflict-Korea l966-1969". This paper sets out the military situation in Korea at this time - the support of which the mission of the 502d.

Keywords:



Entry: 69425
Subject: 502ND MI BATTALION

Daryl Petrarca wrote on March 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Still looking for 1967-1969 folks from the Tracey Compound, 502nd MI BN, company B, Seoul.

Keywords: 502nd, Seoul, Tracey Compound, MI, 1968



Entry: 68814
Subject: 502ND MI BN CIC FROM 1969-71

Charles Simms wrote on January 24, 2009


City and State: ELLICOTT CITY MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: woould like to hear from anyone who was there during this time

Keywords: 502nd MI Bn Taegu Field Office 1969-1971



Entry: 68107
Subject: B CO, 502D MI BN 73-75

Sam Carlson wrote on December 1, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: B CO, 502D MI BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I joined the 502d MI Bn in early 1973, spending a month at Camp Coiner in Seoul before moving to the Taejon Field Office where I served until June 1975. I'll never forget our MI Specialists, Mr YO Han--ku and Mr. CHONG Mu-yong. May they rest in peace. They were the best!

Keywords: Camp Ames, Camp Coiner







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