502nd Reconnaissance Platoon


Photo by Hal Barker












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Entry: 93092
Subject: 502 ND RECON

Alfred Long JR wrote on May 3, 2016


City and State: ALAMOGORDO NM

Unit: 502 RECON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in the 502 Recon Duckworth was the 1st Sgt until given a commission to 2lt in 1951. in a I knew all of the guys until I was med evacuated in AUG 1951. Was with LTGen WALKER the day he was killed. RETIRED Army 35 years.

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Entry: 88388
Subject: 7TH AD MEMBERS ATTACHED TO THE 502ND RP?

Mike TE wrote on February 24, 2014


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle was in Korea near the end of the war, he died a few years back and we are researching. What we have found seem to indicate that he was in the 7th Armored Division (which apparently was never deployed to Korea) but was attached to the 502nd Recon Platoon. He was a tank commander on the M24. Could this be true? We also remember him telling us that he was the escort for General Taylor at one point and something about the 502nd being the only armed unit allowed in Seoul.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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Entry: 73668
Subject: AIRBORNE FORWARD I AND R

Barry Buswell wrote on February 22, 2010


City and State: BARRE VT

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: These are the names of three Korean War U.S.Army Foward Intelligence and Reconnaissance Paratroopers from New Hampshire that i had the privilage of knowing.1.Peter Munro,North Conway,New Hampshire(was in numerous paratrooper divisions and spoke highly of a fellow paratrooper from Waycross,Georgia)2.Sandy Munro,North Conway,New Hampshire(brother to Peter),and 3.Peter Place,Franconia,New Hampshire.In 2010 these three vets were still living and in N.H., but the Munro brothers are in fragile health.They showed me many original numerous in action paratrooper photos in their posession,named "Pappy" Knox as a Senior leader/casualty.,and gave details of recon life,equipment,and firefights in their foward positions relaying enemy co-ordinates to american artillery.They carried one rucksack,one blanket,one air matress,first-aid,canteen,rations,M-1 carbine and 300 rounds of clip ammo.These were 7 man squads.I had the privilage of doing much target shooting and deer hunting with Peter Munro and he was a phenomanal marksman even in his old age..I learned the fine difference between very good and expert in marksmanship from this man.Another Korea army vet in N.H.that may have info on these men is David Hayes(airborne) of Bartlett,N.H.,or former U.S. Army Ranger Scott Hayes of Jackson,N,H.

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Entry: 71943
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Mike Duckworth wrote on October 13, 2009

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my Grandfather, CAPT George Duckworth. I believe he was with the 502nd. Thank you.

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Entry: 26942
Subject: 502ND RECON

Francis Feola wrote on July 13, 2002


City and State: GROSSE POINTE PARK MI

Unit: 502ND RECON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 18239
Subject: LIST OF WOUNDED IN ACTION, 1950

Paul Dyl wrote on July 25, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for information on members of the 502nd Recon platoon when we moved from Japan to Korea, about July 1950.

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