559th Medical Ambulance Company


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Entry: 95552
Subject: I AM THE GRANDSON OF HENRY SCOTT (AKA CORKY OR JUNIOR) FROM CLINTON COUNTY IOWA

Justin Scott wrote on April 20, 2018


City and State: DENVER IA

Unit: GRANDFATHER'S UNIT WAS 559 MED. CO.

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Greetings,

I hope I'm doing this correctly. I am the grandson of Henry Scott (aka Corky or Junior) from Clinton County Iowa that served in the 559 Med. Co. in Korea between 1951 and 1953 (approximately).

Grandpa Henry never talked about his time in Korea so all I'm left with now are the images that he took on his Brownie camera (which is ironic as I am now a professional photographer all these years later). Grandpa passed away a few years ago and I am trying my best to collect as much information about him, his service and his unit's experiences in Korea.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Justin Scott
Proud Grandson of a Korean War Veteran
Denver, Iowa

Keywords: Henry, Scott, Corky, Junior, Lost Nation, Iowa, Clinton, County, 559, Medical, Med., Med, Company, Co. Co



Entry: 93943
Subject: NORWEGIAN HOSPITAL

Ildo John Rossi SR wrote on November 7, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 559MEDAMBCO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was acting first sergeant of this outfit in the 1951-53 period. We were based in Korea with the Norwegian mobile hospital for approximately 16 months. Our unit became integrated in Yongdongpo when 30 Caucasians, including me, joined an all black unit. It was a wonderful and painless experience. I remember our unit adopting the slogan ruffle me not. I left Korea in March of 1953. Our unit had been called back to prepare of an anticipated exchange of wounded prisoners. That exchange occurred after I left and after the death of Stalin. I was drafted after my draft status was upgraded from 4-F to 3-A. I was trained to be a medic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. I've lost track of most of my 'buddies'. SFC John Rossi

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Entry: 91409
Subject: 559 TH MEDICAL AMBULANCE CO. 1953-1954

Raymond c. Burroughs wrote on June 17, 2015


City and State: MURPHYSBORO IL

Unit: 559 MEDICAL AMBULANCE CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: A Donald Johnson was my asst. Our ambulance was the first into North Korea in the exchanging of POW's.Not sure where he is now. I believe he was from Minn.

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Entry: 84717
Subject: 559 TH MEDICAL AMBULANCE CO. 1953-1954

Raymond c. Burroughs wrote on November 16, 2012


City and State: MURPHYSBORO IL

Unit: 559TH. MED AMBULACE CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone serving during 1953-1954 in the 559th

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Entry: 82716
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Elisha Jamison wrote on April 10, 2012


City and State: SURFSIDE BEACH SC

Unit: 3RD BN 8TH MAR 2ND MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: im looking for information on the time that my
grandfather served in the army during the korean
war... im spacificly looking for his units crest/
insignia, and if i could talk to anyone that knew him
in the service that would be great... his name was
lldon elisha jamison... thanks

Keywords: 559th medical group, 559th ambulance company, korean
war, korea



Entry: 69500
Subject: FRANK MANFREDO FRIENDS L KING 4 FRANK MANFREDOS FRIENDS

Annette Boyle wrote on March 15, 2009


City and State: TROY VT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Hello, Thanks for reading this post. My dad is Frank Manfredo.He had two terms in Korea.I know he was involved with driving an ambulance. I have some paper work and old photos of my fathers friends from the service. My father was living in a subberb of Chicago, Calumet City at the time. He is now living in Bradenton Florida. He would love to hear froom his buddies. I am putting this information up on the internet for him. He was unable to get the special Korean award they gave out a few years ago. His paperwork was in a building that burned down. Can yoou believe the government had no proof he was in Korea? He has photos and also some paperwork and letters to my mom and family. He became so frustrated he gave up on it and said they could keep it.
PS
Two names on the photos were Roy Weathers and Ed Hemer. Ed appears to be about 6'9 ft. tall. He is a head taller than my dad and my dad is about 6 foot. Ed also is a very large man, one you would remember due to his size.
Please email me or write. Thanks for giving your lives for our country. God Bless America. Annette Manfredo Boyle
Frank Manfredo's Daughter



Entry: 44250
Subject: LLOKIN FOR MEMBERS OF THE 559 1943-1946

Robert E. Starr wrote on July 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. WORTH TX

Unit: 559TH AMBULANC COMPANY WWII

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF THE 559TH WHO SERVED DURING WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE .

WE WERE IN ON THE D-DAY INVASION . MY OUT SAT OUT IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL UNTIL THERE WAS FOORM TO GO ASHORE.
I WAS AWARDED 5 BATTLE STARS

WERE WERE THERE DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE. ITHINK THAT TERE WERE ABOUT 90 IN THE OUTFIT. WE HAD ABOUT 30 AMBULANCES.

MOST OT THE FELLOWS WERE FROM THE DEEP SOUTH

ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN GIVE WILL BE APPRECIATED

Keywords: D-DAY BATTLE OF THE BULGE BATTLE FOR ST. LO



Entry: 44249
Subject: 559 TH AMVULANCE CO. WORLD WAR TW-1944-46

Robert E. Starr wrote on July 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. WORTH TX

Unit: 559TH AMBULANC COMPANY WWII

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS IN WORLD WAR II WITH THE 559TH AMBULANCE COMPANY WHICH WAS FORMED IN FORT BRAGG.
THIS OUT FIT WRNT TO EUROPE IN MAY 1943. WE PARTICIPATED IN THE D-DAY OPERATION AND CONTINUED UTIL THE END OF THE WAR IN EUROPE IN MAY 1945. I REMAINED IN BELGIUM UNTIL DEC. 1945 . I WAS DISCHARGGED JANURRY 8, 1946 AT FOR SAM IN SAN ANTONIO.

I WOULD SURE LIKE TO LOCATE SOME OF MY BUDDIES
I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME
I REALLY ENJOYED SEEING YOU COMMUNICATION TODAY ON THE INTERNET.
ROBERT E. STARR,2903 ROSS FORT WORTH, TEXAS
8817-626-3920

Keywords: FORT MCCLELLAN ALABAMA, FORT BRAGG NORTH CAROLINA
MANUVERS IN TENNESSEE,1943
FIVE BATTLE STARS IN FRANCE BELGIUM, GERMANY. BATTLE OF THE BULGE 1944



Entry: 30070
Subject:

Louis S. Cavallaro SR. wrote on December 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD OH

Unit: 559TH MED AMB CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 30069
Subject: WRITE TO ME

Louis S. Cavallaro SR. wrote on December 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD OH

Unit: 559TH MED AMB CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like for Mr Casey to e-mail me back. I have contacted a friend of his that would like to find out how he is doing. We were all in the same outfit together.

Keywords: The 559th Med Amb Co. Stationed Wonju.



Entry: 16942
Subject: TRYING TO LOCATE DONALD W. JOHNSON

Kenneth Sharp wrote on May 29, 2001

Deceased

City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: 559 AMBULANCE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for a buddy of mine while serving in the Korean conflict. His name was Donald W. Johnson. I don't know his Serice No. But we were together in Korea at the same time. We were inducted in the service in August, 1952 and were discharged in July, 1954. My Service No. was US55-303-048 and my S.S. No. is 316-34-1445 and I completed the form SF-180 and mailed it to the proper address on April 13, 1999 and have not heard anything back. Can you check on this please? Thanks...Sincerely, Kenneth Dale Sharp

Keywords: Looking for a buddy-Donald W. Johnson...we served in the Ambulance Division together.



Entry: 4226
Subject: WILLIAM CASEY

William F. Casey JR. wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: STERLING VA

Unit: 559TH MEDICAL AMBULANCE CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 559th was a detached component of the 163d Medical Battalion (sep ) under 8th Army Hqs. The 163d , by the way, was awarded the Army meritorious unit commendation for support services during the period July 1951 to November 1952.

The 559th's mission was to provide ambulance sevice to evacuation hospitals, unit dispensaries and clinics throughout six provinces on a driver team TDY basis.

Our company Hqs was in Wonju, about 50 miles southeast of Seoul. I was a driver with the
rank of corporal.

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