503rd Reconnaissance Platoon


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Entry: 73669
Subject: FOWARD I AND R PARATROOPERS/KOREA

Barry Buswell wrote on February 22, 2010


City and State: BARRE VT

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: New Hampshire Korean War Paratroopers i knew.1. Peter Munro,North Conway,N.H.,2.Sandy Munro(brother to peter)North Conway,N.H.,3.Peter Place,Franconia,N.H.These men were in numerous airborne divisions i beleive including the 503rd.Peter explained in detail firefights at their foward recon positions relaying enemy co-ordinates back to the artillery,and the loss of their leader "Pappy" Knox,to enemy fire.Also another Korean airborne vet who would have info on these men is David Hayes of Bartlett,New Hampshire,or his son Scott Hayes(former Army Ranger) of Jackson,N.H.Peter Munro showed me numerous original photos of in action paratrooper missions including them in photos.Peter also spoke very highly of a fellow paratrooper from Waycross,Georgia.They carried one rucksack,one blanket,one air matress,first-aid,rations,M-1 carbine,grenades,300 rounds clipped ammo.He told of observing the enemy at close range and watching the american artillery come over their heads,and details of small arms night-time firefights in their forward positions with casualties.Scott Hayes married his daughter.Last i knew these men were still around in 2010,but the Munro brothers are in fragile health now.I had the privilage of knowing these great"White Mountaineers" from N.H.These men were incredible marksman and outdoorsman.My father also is a Korean war vet(army) purple heart recipient,but not airborne.

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Entry: 24597
Subject: PARATROOPER

Joseph Dewitt wrote on April 8, 2002

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City and State: HARRISONVILLE MO

Unit: 503 RD INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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I WOULD LIKE TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ON MY FATHER JOSEPH CHARLES DEWITT SR HE DIED WHEN I WAS YOUNG IT WOULD MEAN ALOT TO FIND OUT ANYTHING I CAN ABOUT HIS LIFE IF ANYONE KNEW HIM OR KNOWS ANY INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL ME AT ARLINE540 @AOL.COM
I AM HIS ONLY CHILD
JOSEPH CHARLES DEWITT 2

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Entry: 13083
Subject: AIRBORNE

Frank Tumminello wrote on November 18, 2000

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City and State: FLORAL PARK NY

Unit: 503 AIRBORNE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 503 AIRBORNE

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