578th Engineer Combat Battalion


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 96761
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT GEORGE KUCHENBECKER

Kerry Wanty wrote on November 18, 2018


City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Searching for any and all information regarding the service of George Kuchenbecker. 40 Div, 578 Engineering Combat Battalion, D Company. Early 1950’s.
Looking for his buddies, information about where he served in Korea and pretty much anything else.

Also have his pictures he took I can share.

Keywords: 578 Engineering Bn, Combat
D Company
George Kuchenbecker



Entry: 95186
Subject: 578 ECB B COMPANY

Perry Gordon wrote on December 19, 2017


City and State: OXFORD OH

Unit: 578TH ECB COMPANY B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for information on my father, EDWARD D. GORDON, who served in the 578th ECB, Company B, during the Korean War. Stationed at Camp Cook, November 1950, and had mentioned that he also was in Japan during his tour of duty.

Dad passed away in June 2005, but recalled fondly his visits with comrades at several reunions. We have some photos of him in Japan and Korea (assigned to HQ platoon?). Any information or recollections of him would be gratefully and greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 94768
Subject: NONE

Judy Wunderlich wrote on July 4, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was Thomas B. Wunderlich, he served 578th Combat Engineers 40th Infantry Division Korean War. Just looking for anyone who may have served and knew him and what his division's role was in the war. He completed his training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana before going to Korea.

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Entry: 94593
Subject: 578TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION

John Romyns wrote on May 7, 2017


City and State: GAINESBORO TN

Unit: 578TH COMBAT ENGINEER BAT.,HS CO, 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in the 578th in the Korean War. Looking for others that I served with or anyone serving in the Punchbowl or Sandbag Castle or Heartbreak Ridge.

Keywords: Punchbowl, Sandbag, Heartbreak, 578th, engineer, Korea, Armored



Entry: 94236
Subject: 578 COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION COMPANY C

David SUSSMAN wrote on January 22, 2017


City and State: NEW LONDON NH

Unit: 578TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to contact former members of Company C of the 578th Engineer Combat Battalion who served from about March 1952 to about the end of the Korean War in September 1953. Platoon Sgt. was Jack Smith, others were Kyle K. Kerley, Leo J Traffas, Gerry Moriarty, David Stannard. One ROK member of my squad was Bok Sam Jo.

Keywords: Kumwah Valley, Chorwon,



Entry: 91591
Subject: SHELLING OF COMPANY D, JULY-SEPT 1952

Albert Fischer wrote on July 23, 2015


City and State: ONTARIO CA

Unit: 578TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATALLION, 40TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: The following occurred during July to September of 1952 when I had the rank of Corporal (later acting Battalion Operations Sgt). Because I had combat construction foreman training and considerable civilian surveying experience, I was asked to build a bug out road in the Kumwha area through a ridge which was solid rock. I was told to blast through even though I advised that it was impossible. When the first blast was set off, Chinese artillery from Hill 1062 opened up with 3 rounds that went over our heads. We all thought that they were aiming at us and missed badly. When I went to Company D at lunchtime I found out that they weren't aiming at us but must have had Company D coordinates as the rounds landed there. After the first 3 rounds were fired, the enemy waited until most of the rest of the company came to rescue the injured from the first barrage. Then another 9 to 11 rounds were fired, injuring more men. I found out that half of the company had been evacuated for injuries or worse. I would like to know exactly what happened, how many were injured, and, if possible to find out the names of any killed or injured.

Commanding Officers: Major Allen S3, Hill 1062; Sgt Wilkes, National Guard

Keywords: 578th, Shelling, D Company, Hill 1062, Major Allen, Sgt Wilkes



Entry: 90220
Subject: THE SILENT SOLDERERS OF ( KOREA )

Robert Brown wrote on December 17, 2014


City and State: KETCHIKAN AK

Unit: 3708 BMTS FLT 1111

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: My Father was stationed in Korea out of Camp Pennelton . Arrived in Country Camp Matsushima Company D 578 Engineer C BN APO 6 . Have a Christmas Menu with almost every member there had signed . Some even not listed that got there late . Has lots of photos of the Eqt used to build ,demolition and rebuild as was needed . He had diesel engine training so was always keeping things running . He said very little to me of what his combat job was but talked about getting trucks stuck in the rivers and even the cat . He loved equipment as he was a Drain , OR. Cat Skinner before being call to service . From the look of the menu there were lots of persons that did not make it back and it weighed heavy on him . From what I gather he was in charge of a Construction unit . Mom gave me his DD 214 and is still readable . For those Who want a piece of this History of your Dad, Grandpa or Gandma . This was the commanding officers on that Menu To Start 1st Lt. C. H. Lopez ,1st Lt. H. P.Smith 1st Lt. R D. Mclaren
CWO R. T. May 2nd Lt. F. J. Savage 1st Sgt. G. F. Deal These were the company rank listed at the top of the menu . know any names My dads there CPL Cecil W. Brown . Hope some of this info helps to know a little about this Camp and its personal . Merry Christmas form the Brown 's Ketchikan, Ak
Dad past away in 1989 and was buried in Alaska , City of Ketchikan at the City Bay-view Cemetery . He is survived by a wife 85 yrs young and 4 children ,9 Grand Children , 3 Great Grand Children . We,ll miss always .

Keywords: Bill Brown location , Kitchen Truck Ojoja Haira , Sendi, Sekine Airstrip Project Complete US Army C. O. D . Just to name a few .



Entry: 87484
Subject:

Milton McNew wrote on October 26, 2013


City and State: LOMPOC CA

Unit: COMPANY C 578TH (C) ENGINEER BAT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I joined the National Guard in Torrance in January of 1950. We

were activated and went to Camp Cooke, Ca on September 1, 1950;

then to Japan in 1951 where we were stationed at Camp Matsushima

near Yamoto, about 30 - 50 miles from Sendai (45 minutes in the

train). In January we went to Korea. For awhile we were just

north of the 38th, where US Navy planes fired on us, I suppose

because we were north of the 38. Later we moved to Kumwa. I

returned to the USA August of 1952.







Keywords: Milton McNew: C Company 2 1/2 ton truck driver in Korea. I was a

good friend of Cal Ward of Hq. Company



Entry: 85923
Subject: HEADQUARTERS SERVICE CO 1952-1953

Jay Springer wrote on April 9, 2013


City and State: DOVER OH

Unit: 578 COBAT ENGINEER/40TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a photographer for the engineers.
I am searching for anyone I served with in Korea, or relatives
of those I served with.

Keywords: Photographer



Entry: 81614
Subject: SON OF KVET: B CO 52-53

Darrell Perkins wrote on January 5, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit: CO. B 578TH ENGR (C) BM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER (JUNIOR PERKINS MISSOURI) DIED IN 2005.

KOREAN VETERANS RECORD SHOW HE WAS AT:

CAMP DRAKE REPL DEP APO 613 JULY 52 TO 21 JULY 1952.

40TH REPL CO (PIPELINE) APO 6, 15 JULY 52 TO 21 JULY 52.

CO B 578TH ENGR (C) BN APO 6, 11 OCT 52 6 SEPT 1953.

8057 AV REPL DEP APO 971 7 SEPT 1953 TO 25 SEPT 53.

I MY SELF VIETNAM ERA VETERAN NOW 55 YEARS OLD SERVE TWENTY YEARS IN THE MILITARY,

I'M TRACING MY FATHERS MILITARY SERVICE, HE WAS AWARDED THE BRONZE SERVICE STAR THREE TIMES WHILE IN KOREA.

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Entry: 76072
Subject: 40TH INF DIV ARCHIVES

Dan Sebby wrote on September 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am the director of the California State Military Museum located in Sacramento.

We would like the former members of the 40th ID to know that we have established a archives here at the museum. We are making a major effort to preserved the photos, records, and papers of the members of the division and make them available to historians, researchers, and family members.

The current 40th ID HQ has already transferred all of their photos from WWII, the official 40th Signal Co combat camera set as well as other collections of the Division's history.

If you can get this out to your members, we would appreciate it.

Dan Sebby, 1st Sgt CA ARNG (Ret)
Museum Director
(916) 854-1904
daniel.sebby@us.army.mil

California State Military Museum
1119 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Keywords: Archives



Entry: 75423
Subject: BURIAL CORRECTION

James Adams wrote on July 11, 2010


City and State: WEST TERRE HAUTE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the nephew of Cpl James Alvin Lawson, US Army,
Service Number: US55049341. The reason for this message is to inform you that he is buried at Memory Gardens, Rockville, Indiana, not Bloomingdale Cemetary, Bloomingdale, Indiana as you have listed. I hope you will be kind enough to make this correction.

Respectfully,
James Adams

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Entry: 73584
Subject: MY UNCLE ROBERT SABATA SERVED IN 578TH ECB CO. A

Jerry Matulka wrote on February 16, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle, Robert Sabata Jr. served in the 578th Engineering Combat Battilion Company A from July 1952 until July 1953. I've been reading his letters home that he wrote to my grandmother while serving in Korea and am looking for any information that anyone might have out there on the 578th ECB during that time. Before being assigned to the 578th, he attended a radio school near Chunchon when he first arrived in Korea in April 1952.

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Entry: 67539
Subject: A CO. MEDIC

David Maguire wrote on October 18, 2008


City and State: NEWARK DE

Unit: FIST PLATOON, A CO. 578TH ECB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for first platoon medic A Co. fall and winter of 1952. He was from Sandusky, Ohio

Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge area - 1952



Entry: 65019
Subject: FATHER SERVED IN 578TH COA

Robert Davenport JR. wrote on March 31, 2008


City and State: PLAN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking at a watch given to my father in July '51 prior to his returning home. Served in CoA, 578th ECB.
As I have always told him--
"THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY"

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Entry: 64041
Subject: SEEKING ANY INFO ABOUT JOHN J. BLACK

Gary Spencer wrote on January 26, 2008


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Have recently acquired some insignia, medals, dog tags and picture of John J. Black. Among the items was the unofficial Bn. crest of the 578th. Am trying to find information about this soldier to better honor him and his service. The National Personnel Records Center says his file was destroyed in the 1973 fire, and could offer no help. Can anyone remember this man? Also seeking more info as to what this unit did during the War. Thank you, and thank you for your service!

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Entry: 63156
Subject: INFORMATION ON CPL ERNEST FLORIAN POWALISZ

Nadine Powalisz-Johnson wrote on November 23, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle CPL Ernest Florian Powalisz served in company B 578th Engineer Comabat Battallion and was killed near Kach-il-bong, North Korea. He was killed under blackout conditions in which his jeep went off a cliff. If anyone has any information on what Cpl Ernest Florian Powalisz did while in service. Also if anyone knew my Uncle and has any information they would like to share I would be interested to hear what you might know.

Keywords: Company B, 578th Engineer Combat Battallion, Kach-il-bong



Entry: 60585
Subject: 578TH ECB KOREA

Richard Pianca wrote on April 6, 2007


City and State: DAVENPORT IA

Unit: HQ CO 578TH ECB, 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Retired Army through the USAR program with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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Entry: 56110
Subject: 578 ENGINER COMBAT BATTALION ART CHAMBERS

Dennis Chambers wrote on March 5, 2006


City and State: LINWOOD MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for information about my father Arthur Chambers From Bay City MIch.Dad was in HS co 578 ECB.He enterd the service in October 1952 and separated in July of 1954.Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks Dennis Chambers

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Entry: 55149
Subject:

Richard Ott wrote on January 12, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Please remove my entries from web page.

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Entry: 54341
Subject: MEMBERS OF CO- A 578TH. ENGS.

Richard Ott wrote on November 28, 2005


City and State: KALISPELL MT

Unit: CO A 578TH COMBAT ENG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served in Korea from late dec. 1951 until oct 1952
would like to hear from members of Co. A 578th Engs.
Joe Tischler---Paul Whitley Leonard Kerr--Al and John Ross--Peter Resmini and others

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Entry: 53973
Subject: 578TH COMBAT ENG. CO A

Richard Ott SR. wrote on November 7, 2005


City and State: KALISPELL MT

Unit: 578TH COMBAT ENG CO A

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 51972
Subject: HQ AND SERVICE CO

John Walker wrote on July 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROME NY

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: If any of the key words or phrases mean something to you, please contact me.

Keywords: Ridge Runners, secret missions, Doolen, Major Joe Strang, Deacon, Lt Muller, Mack, Cleland, SGM, Carlson, caves, CIA, 51, ammunition, treadway bridge, barge, 1st platoon, bridge platoon, restaurant near Wonju.



Entry: 51966
Subject: CORRECTION TO KENNETH CAMP'S MESSAGE

Scott Littleton wrote on July 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PASADENA CA

Unit: B CO., 578TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, 40TH DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Re Kenneth Camp's statement that the 578th Combat Engineer Battalion was deployed from Japan to Korea in September of 1951, this is incorrect. We didn't arrive in Korea until shortly after New Year's Day, 1952, along with the rest of the 40th Division. I can personally attest to this sequnece of events, because I was a member of B Company from the fall of 1949 until I returned home in early July of 1952, after about five months on line in Korea.

Keywords: Deployment from Japan to Korea, January, 1952



Entry: 51016
Subject: COMPANY D 578TH ENGINEERS

Albert Cook wrote on May 21, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTWENTWORTH GA

Unit: 578TH ENGINEER (C) BATTALION COMPANY D

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am Albert M. Cook and was with the 578th Engineers in Korea. I was wounded on February 18, 1952. I seperated in 1955. I am an active member of the DAV and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. I would be interested in hearing from others in the 578th.
Al Cook

Keywords: Gopher Dog



Entry: 40135
Subject: DOES ANYONE KNOW MY GRANDFATHER OR THE HISTORY OF THE GROUP?

Timothy (Tim) Krysl wrote on January 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: COMPANY D 578 ENGINEERS(C) BN APO 6

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was in this group and we do not know anything about what he did or what the group was involved in! Please help us. His name was Henry Lindwedel

Thanks!

Keywords: Company D 578 Engineers(C) Bn APO 6



Entry: 40122
Subject: HDQ PLTN, CO A, 578TH COMBAT ENGRS

Donald D. (Don) Weymiller wrote on January 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW ALBIN IA

Unit: 578TH COMBAT ENGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was there fall of 53 till 40th went home in 54. Sain from Baltimore, Bergfield, Hite, are a few names that I remember. Like to hear from some of you.

Keywords: Hdqrs platoon, motor pool,etc



Entry: 38205
Subject: 578TH ENGR. COMBAT BN. CO. 'B' REUNION

Jack W. Jones wrote on November 11, 2003


City and State: CENTERVILLE TX

Unit: 578TH ENGR. COMBAT BN. CO. 'B'

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please check the "Reunion" section on this website or contact Jack W. Jones 903-536-7371 or
P.O. Box 231, Centerville, TX 75833.
Reunion Dates: 25-29 February 2004
Reunion Place: Holiday Inn Jacksonville Airport
Jacksonville, Florida

Keywords: 578th Engineers Combat Battalion Company B



Entry: 34588
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY PAPA

Maranda Peace wrote on June 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello there. My Papa passed away two years ago and I was looking for any information that anyone could provide me. I don't know if he was in ABCorD but I know he was the Mess Seargent for his group and his name was Kenneth F. Barentine. PLEASE! PLEASE! Anything would be appriciated. I want to surpise my Granny. Please email me above, God Bless America

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Entry: 34587
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY PAPA

Maranda Peace wrote on June 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello there. My Papa passed away two years ago and I was looking for any information that anyone could provide me. I don't know if he was in ABCorD but I know he was the Mess Seargent for his group and his name was Kenneth F. Barentine. PLEASE! PLEASE! Anything would be appriciated. I want to surpise my Granny. Please email me above, God Bless America

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Entry: 34557
Subject: DID YOU SERVE WITH MY PAPA?

Maranda Peace wrote on June 1, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for photos or information about my Papa. He was in the 40th DIV 578 ECB HNS Company from 1951-1953. He was Mess Sarge for the company. He recently passed away and I am making a family web page dedicated to him and would like pictures, information, funny stories, anything! about him. His name was Kenneth Barentine. If you have anything please email me at the address above, which is also an instant message Yahoo! ID. Feel free to do either. Thanks! God Bless America!

Keywords: 578 ECB HNS Company, Kenneth Barentine



Entry: 33093
Subject: THANK YOU ALL VETERANS

Timothy (Tim) Krysl wrote on March 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PEVELY MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Granfaher was in company D of the 578th and would like to know everything about this company and its History and if anyone knew him? Hisname as Henry Lindwedel. Please cotact me any was you can. Thank you

Tim

Keywords: Company D 578 Engineers(C) Bn APO 6



Entry: 31004
Subject: 578TH COMBAT ENGINEERS, CO. 'D'

James (Jim) Harmer wrote on January 6, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear of those who served with above unit spring '52 ti spring '53, unit called "gopher dog". thanks

Keywords: 578 engineer bn. (combat), 40th div., supported 224 inf. reg't.



Entry: 30153
Subject: FRANK T. PENDERGAST

John Pendergast wrote on December 4, 2002


City and State: AVON CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Did anyone know my Father? Served in Korea in 578th Eng. Btn. Was in service from late 1951 to early 1953. would like to hear from anyone who knew him.

He passed away this year from cancer..

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Entry: 27434
Subject: EARL LABEAN

Earl Labean JR. wrote on August 6, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER EARL LABEAN

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Entry: 25126
Subject: OLD FRIENDS

John Sleevar wrote on April 30, 2002


City and State: PEORIA IL

Unit: 578TH ENG HDQ CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Always interested in hearing from anyone I served with from the winter of 1952 thru July of 53.

Keywords: 1952-3, Hdq Co. Asst S2



Entry: 24565
Subject: JUNE 53- APRIL 54 COMPANY D

Guy B. Kittelsen wrote on April 6, 2002


City and State: ROCHESTER NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was platoon leader of 1 st platoon, Company D from June 53 to April 54. Moved and rebuilt Division Air Wing HQ, ercted Division rec Center

Keywords: Punch Bowl, Chorwon



Entry: 24061
Subject: 1953

James Presswood wrote on March 18, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 40TH DIV, 578TH ECB, CO D

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 20992
Subject: I AM GLADE TO HAVE A WEB PAGE

Albert Cook wrote on November 25, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLOOMINGDALE GA

Unit: 578TH ENGR C BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 17071
Subject: ADD TO ROSTER

Richard Pianca wrote on June 2, 2001


City and State: DAVENPORT IA

Unit: HQ HQ SVC COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 1952/53. Assigned as the Battalion S-4 Sgt.

Keywords: Friends: Don Jennings, Bill Metal, Art Spratt, Norman Baker.



Entry: 16275
Subject: HAVE COPY OF HAND-WRITTEN 578TH ROSTER

Candy Campise wrote on May 3, 2001


City and State: CENTERVILLE TX

Unit: 578TH ENGINEER COMBAT BN, CO. B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Jack W. Jones, is in possession of a hand-written 578th Eng C Bn Roster and most men have been identified by Company A, B, C, D or Headquarters. Also, a good portion of the men have been found through address searches and, unfortunately, some have been found through the Social Security Death Index.

The Battalion has a Reunion every even numbered year.

Company B has a Reunion on the odd numbered years but does try to gather as many as possible for the Battalion Reunions.

Also, I believe, Company C has a Reunion each year.

Reunions for Companies A and D are being discussed.

Anyone is welcome to contact my father through his email and/or mailing address.

Master Sgt. Jack W. Jones (medically retired)
P.O. Box 231
Centerville, TX 75833-0231
903-536-7371
jwjones@icountry.net

Let us hear from all of you great guys and family members!

Keywords: 578th Eng C Bn, Roster, Reunions



Entry: 15786
Subject: FINDING MY GRANDPA

Crystal Brothers wrote on April 4, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for any information related to the 578th Engineer C Battalion. My grandfather was in this group and I have a LOT of photos of him in Japan and Korea circa 1950. His name was Charlie Woodkirk - he was a cook.

If anyone can help, please email me!

Keywords: 578th Engineer C Battalion



Entry: 10265
Subject: INFORMATION

David Maguire wrote on July 10, 2000


City and State: NEWARK DE

Unit: A CO. FIRST PLATOON 578TH ECB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: There were a number of KATUSA assigned to our unit. One was a Korean national named U Soon Ik. Does anyone know how he could be contacted or even if he is still alive. Also, what happened to the KATUSAs when the US divisions were rotated back to the ZI?

Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge sector - Oct. 1952 - Feb. 1953



Entry: 9149
Subject: ASSUALT PLATOON, 1953

John B. Langford JR. wrote on June 2, 2000

Deceased

City and State: GREENVILLE IL

Unit: B BTRY 623RD F. A. BN., FT, BRAGG, NC

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any former member of the Assualt Platoon.

I turned 19, 20 July 1953. and was there, 27th July 953, going down the north side of Heartbreak when the fire works started at 10:00 p.m. WOW!!

Keywords: Yangu Valley Mungdon Ne Valley, Chorwon Reservior, Co. C, 140th Tank Bn.



Entry: 8462
Subject: ASSAULT PLATOON, HQS. AND HQS. CO.

Larry Knowles wrote on May 5, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKEWOOD CO

Unit: 40TH AND 25TH INFANTRY DIVISIONS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: During that time I was platoon leader of the assault platoon. Msg. Bro was my platoon sergeant part of the time until he rotated home and was replaced by Sgt. Davis. Pfc. Nobbe was my 3/4 ton truck driver. Wilcins, Howard, and Morgan were some of the other enlisted men. Maj. Mac Cord was Bn. CO, Maj. Allen S3, Maj. Pinnell S4, Capt. Mc Cray S1, and some of the lieutenants were May, Rennie, Hartwell, Whittiker, Fontes, Beam, Alfred, and Solberg. A warrent officer was Jenson.
My platoon was issued reconditioned M46 tanks with dozier blades, and we with a lot of Korean labor produced charcoal for the front line troops.

From 28 Sep.-9 Oct. 1952 I and some of my enlisted men were assigned to A Co. of the 140th Tank Battalion for tank training. 1st. Lt. Reinhart was co., West and Govan were platoon leaders, and Blackburn was warrent officer. Lt. Govan was killed on 15 Oct. at Sniper's Ridge where I had been on 7 Oct.

From 9-16 Oct. I and my enlisted men were assigned to B Co. of the 140th Tank Battalion for tank training. 1st Lt. Crecy was co., he and I had been at Ft. Benning together; Cobb, Glenn, Check, and Mandola were platoon leaders. Cobb and Glenn were in ROTC with me at the Univ. of Georgia, and Mandola and I were in the same course at Ft. Riley. Mandola was away on umpire duty and I was assigned his 3rd platoon as its platoon leader. On 15 Oct. B Co. provided tank fire support for a ROK division at the Battle of White Horse Mountain. Our mission was to destroy Chinese targets and to be used as bait to draw fire from their artillery so our artillery could locate and destroy theirs. We did this by moving into a mined open valley south of White Horse Mountain. The Chinese artillery fired at us and shrapnel from an exploding round blew off part of Lt. Crecey's jaw. One of our tanks ran over a mine which broke its track, but no one was injured. Much later I heard that Lt. Crecey had had his jaw fixed with reconstructive bone surgery. He was an outstanding, courageous officer.

Two days later I and my enlisted men returned to the assault platoon in Hqs. and Hqs. Co. of the 578th Engineer Combat Battalion which was in reserve.

Keywords: Assault Platoon, Hqs. and Hqs. Co. , 578th Engineer Combat Battalion, 40th Infantry Division, 8 Sep.-7 Dec. 1952



Entry: 7740
Subject: LOOKIN FOR S 2 RECON

Jim Raynor wrote on March 31, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ENFIELD CT

Unit: 578 ECB S2 RECON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone in the section
from early 1953-to early 1954

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Entry: 4529
Subject: CO CO

Frank Evans wrote on November 8, 1999


City and State: PLAINFIELD IL

Unit: CO.C 578 COM.ENG.40TH DIV.

Service or Relationship:

Comments: CO.C 578 COM.ENG.40TH DIV.

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Entry: 3792
Subject: D CO

James L. Beard wrote on October 30, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: DEL REY OAKS CA

Unit: CO D,578TH (C) ENGR BN, 40TH ID

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: Thank You for this project.

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Entry: 3468
Subject: LOOKING FOR LT. MARVIN B. GLASER - BY AARON DAVID BEAR

Aaron David Bear wrote on August 13, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: DES MOINES IA

Unit: 578TH ECB-40TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: Looking for Lt. Marvin B. Glaser 578th ECB

Keywords: Korean Service Corps. General Cleland; Kenneth Kaiser High School,built by the 40th Div



Entry: 2231
Subject: KENNETH CAMP - 1951 - 1952

Kenneth Camp wrote on November 24, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: CORNING CA

Unit: 578TH COM ENG 40TH DIV

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Comments: I enlisted in the 40th Div in 1948 We were activated on Sept 1,1950 to prepare to go to Korea. We spent several months at Camp Cook, Ca (now known as Vandenberg Air Base). We were then transported by Naval Ship to Japan for pre-combat training. My unit, Hq and Hq and Sv Co 578th Combat Eng, was stationed south of Sendi at an Installation called Matsushima next to the village of Yamoto. We did all of our training in the northern part of Japan. We left Japan for Korea on or about September 1951, I and several others from the battalion left in July as a advance party. We landed at Enchon, and were transported by truck north of the 38th parallel to Kumsong Valley. I left Korea in June 1952 and was released from active duty in July 1952.

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