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Entry: 91380
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD HAVE KNOWN CHARLES C GOERTZ

Barbara Goertz wrote on June 13, 2015


City and State: PITTSFIELD IL

Unit: 5TH BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My husband was in the fort hood anual in 1959 in the army , he was in for the korean conflict, I was looking for anyone that could help me find his listing as the dd214 is missing and the st louis archives has all info except that thank you his name is Charles Casper Goertz he was born dec 9th 1938. he is passed now 9 years. I have his classification it was d an he went to basic at fort leanord wood in mo. he is from Illinois and signed up in quincy in his senior year in 1956 and had 7 year obligation. he got out early from and injury, im not sure if service related . I am his third wife we were married dec 8th 1979.

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Entry: 91341
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION RE FATHER IN LAW

Stephen McAdams wrote on June 7, 2015


City and State: WAXHAW NC

Unit: 5AD KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Seeking any information on veterans who served with Daniel Guckien, SSGT, USA during the Korean war. He as stationed in Korea with the 5th Armored Division. That is all I know.
Thank you.

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Entry: 87145
Subject: 95TH AFA BN

Scott Meyerhoffer wrote on September 2, 2013


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my father, Kenneth
Meyerhoffer, who was stationed at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas from
December 1952 - December 1954. He was a cook in the 95th
Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C.

Keywords: Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, 95th AFA Bn



Entry: 77625
Subject: RAY LARSEN IN KOREA

Chris Larsen wrote on January 26, 2011


City and State: CA

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,
I am the daughter of Raymond Larsen, he was formerly of Laramie Wyoming, ROTC and attended Fort Carson Colo. for mountaineering training. He served in the 5th RCT in the tank corps, I believe he may have been the battalion historian, taking photos of the battles and the enemy lines. I do not know too much about his time in Korea other than a couple of stories, a few photos and one 5th RCT Christmas card 1951, he wrote to a relative. I am in the process of writing a book, and would love some information about his time there.
I believe he saw a great many horrific things, as he came back a changed man, and experienced over his lifetime battle nightmares and a few odd fears that he had never had before. He never wanted to speak much about his time. He was proud of his work in Korea
and his unit but I do not know much else. I have a photo of him next to a tank, it has a hand of poker cards painted on the side. And a photo with soldiers walking along a road with 2-3'deep ruts made by the tanks, there are at least 3 tanks on the road in the picture.
My father is dead now, passing away in 2002 of a mysterious illness in France. But anyone knowing him, I would welcome comments and memories.

Keywords: Hamburger Hill
5thRCT
Kumsong Winter 1951
Discharged May 1952?



Entry: 76617
Subject: LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES OF JOE MORALES, NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

Joe Morales III wrote on November 4, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 5TH ARMORED DIVISION, 95TH ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather Joe Morales of New Braunfels, TX served in WWII and the Korean War. Searching for Joe or Jose Y. Barrera of Brownsville or San Benito, Texas or any other army buddies.

Keywords: Combat Command R, 95th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Headquarters Reserve Command, 5th Armored
Joe Morales
Joe or Jose Y. Barrera



Entry: 76188
Subject: ADVANCED BASIC TRANING ATP 6-600-1 FR5THMARCH 1955 TO 30THMARCH 1955

Nathaniel Parks JR. wrote on September 17, 2010


City and State: SCOTTSDALE AZ

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am traying to get some infomation about my records

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Entry: 70837
Subject: RESPONSE TO JOHN A. FRY

John Rauscher wrote on July 8, 2009


City and State: FORT PIERCE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I got to the 5th late in May. I was a radio op who wasn't needed in that time,(they sent 5 of us up together), so I was put to work as a clerk in the Group HQ. You heard right about us being run out. In July the chinese made a real push to gain more territory. When the shooting stopped the South boundary went right through where the mess hall was. We wound up several miles down the road. I transferred out to an engineer outfit wher a buddy that I enlisted with (yes, I was an RA), and lost track of the 5th after that, so I can't tell you what happened to them.Hope this helps answer at least one of your questions.

Keywords: Runout



Entry: 69742
Subject: INFROMATION CONCERNING 5H FIELD ARTILLERY GROUP

John A. Fry wrote on April 3, 2009


City and State: MULVANE KS

Unit: EUSAK 8TH ARMY HQ+5THFIELD ARTILLERY GP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would appreciate hearing from anyone in 8th Army HQ (Officers Personal Records )1951-1953.

Particularly interested in finding out what happened to 5th Field Artilery Group after I left(as Chaplains Ass't)in June 1953. I HEARD they were "overrun" and have heard from nobody.If anyone knows, please let me know!

Keywords: Personal Administration EUSAK 8th Army Headquarters
Chaplains Assistant 5th Field Artillery Group(North of 38th)



Entry: 69332
Subject: HELLO TO ALL

Lloyd Hochberg SR. wrote on March 2, 2009

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City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Entry: 66785
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1953 1ST INFANRTY 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Donald Weathers JR. wrote on August 4, 2008

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City and State: TRAVERSE MI

Unit: 1ST INFANRTY 5TH FIELD ARTILLARY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for max a buddy that was in the service with me 1953-1955 have not seen since we left germany, would also like a list of men and women that served with the army durning this time period, amd would also like info for contact's to any information,'ss goefles mp????? if you were on this ship or now of anyone who was on this tour please contact me,
1st infantry,5th field artillery battalion, us army 1953-1955, Donald Frank Weathers, traverse city michigan, thank you have a good day!!!

Keywords: weathers



Entry: 57733
Subject: CLARENCE E GILMORE

Miek Gilmore wrote on June 20, 2006


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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Fought WWII, Korea and Viet Nam



Entry: 56763
Subject: LOOKING FOR ULYSSES GANT FROM ALABAMA

James Wheeler wrote on April 21, 2006

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City and State:

Unit: 7TH ARMY ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: John C. Stewart is searching for korean conflict friend, Ulysses ? (spelling) GANT originally from Alabama. Please help me make this old reunion a possibility for my friend and brother in arms. Thank You, Jim Wheeler

Keywords: 7th Army Korea Artillery 155 mm Howitzers



Entry: 52403
Subject: PFC FRANK L. GRAVES

Brandi Graves wrote on August 1, 2005

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City and State: SAINT JOSEPH MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the grand daughter of PFC Frank L Graves. I am surrently working on my second book, its about war. But I need information that only someone thats been there can give me. My grandfather doesn't remember much about it at all, and I am sure in some ways it is better that way. But if anyone would like to sare some info with me, please e-mail me.

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Entry: 51548
Subject: SEEKING INFO ON ARMY ORDINANCE

Kurt Strouse wrote on June 16, 2005

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City and State: PHOENIXVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am a case manager for a gentleman who served in Korea with Army Ordinance. We are in the process of trying to obtain his DD214. He, unfortunately, cannot recollect the details of division, regiment, battalion, or company. He only knows that he was in Ordinance in the 1950s. Does anyone know of a good starting point where I might research this information?

Thank you,
Kurt Strouse

Keywords: Army Ordinance



Entry: 51112
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT JAMES MORITZ MILLITARY CAREER

Dan Bullerman wrote on May 26, 2005

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: If anyone who served with Jim/James Moritz, I would love to here about it or be led to a website that has info about his career in the Miltary. Jim was from Wilmont, Adrian Minnesota. Jim has passed away, but I am trying to gather info for a family tree

Keywords: Jim,faught in the Korean war as a Tech Sgt., or maybe a SSgt.Not really sure? I do know that he was in artillery, unsure what regiment, group.



Entry: 49943
Subject: MARION WILLIAM VAUGHN???

Lisa Maddux wrote on April 2, 2005

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City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: DOES ANYONE PLEASE HAVE INFORMATION ON MARION WILLIAM VAUGHN? HE MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE KOREAN WAR AROUND 1951-1952, BUT THAT HAS NEVER BEEN CONFIRMED. PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE HIS INFO. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT DIVISION HE SERVED, ONLY THAT HE WAS STATIONED IN SAN FRANCISCO.

Keywords: MARION WILLIAM VAUGHN, MARION WILLIAM VAUGHAN, MARION VAUGHN, MARION VAUGHAN, WILLIAM VAUGHN, WILLIAM VAUGHAN, SAN FRANCISCO, PRESIDIO, KOREAN WAR, USO, JULIETTE, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, CA, COLORADO, CO



Entry: 48354
Subject: 555TH ARTY

John R. Burns JR. wrote on January 24, 2005

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City and State: ESCONDIDO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My father served with the tripple nickle in Korea.
He was deeply affected by his service with this unit and never told me why. Even after my multiple tours in RVN he would not say any more than "he was there, there was a Bug-out, but he got all his men and guns out."

I would like more information or to be directed to a source. Thanks JRB

Keywords: Son of John R Burns (Johnny) LTC AUS RET Dec.
555 th Arty
I am Capt/FA/disb-ret



Entry: 47312
Subject: 5TH ARMY

Norma McBride wrote on December 5, 2004


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 46636
Subject: INFORMATION NEEDED

Carolyne McKay wrote on November 3, 2004


City and State: WARM SPRINGS OR

Unit: 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY DIVISION?

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for any information to see if Charles Byron McKay served in Korea during the Korean War. There is no proof in Government records, but he says he served under a Col. Patterson. I just want to know as I am his wife and his family is telling me he is fabricating everything. If he did serve, then I think he should be able to get things cleared up. He also said he was a POW. Thank you for any help anyone can give me.

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Entry: 43084
Subject: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BURGESS

Michele Devoll wrote on May 15, 2004

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City and State: ZANESVILLE OH

Unit: 5TH CAVALRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My names is Michele my Uncle severved in the Korean war in the 5th cavalry division, his names is John Newell, he has sinced passed away, before he died he wanted to give a man by the name of James Burgess a copy of a video tape of himself, James and a man by the name of H.R. brown they were at James house for a army reunion it was James mother Lauara 91st birthday
my father is looking for James to give him this tape all we now is that he lives in waynesville North Carolina if any one could help us find him it would be greatly appreciated. thank-you

Keywords: searching for James Burgess 5th cavalry division



Entry: 40438
Subject: 5TH ARMORED DIVISION

Mark Eddleman wrote on January 30, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER WAS IN THE 46TH ARMORED BATTALION OUT OF CAMP CHAFFEE ARK (1951). OTHER THAN KNOWING HE WENT OVER ON A SHIP AND WAS A POOL SHARK, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT WHAT HE DID OVER THERE. LOOKING FOR ANY INFO. HIS NAME WAS GLENN "GABBY" EDDLEMAN. HE WAS FROM SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. (BIRDSPOINT)

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Entry: 40147
Subject: 5TH FA GRP HQ HQ BTRY AIR SEC.

Ed Aust wrote on January 21, 2004

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Fred Aust (still living), served as a sergeant in the 5th FA Grp Hq Hq Btry Air Sec. He served from 11-24-50 to 11-21-52. His job had something to do with setting up radio communication lines. Anyone wishing to contact him, let me know. I'm sure he'd be happy to talk to anyone who knew him at the time.

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Entry: 39542
Subject: INFO RE: FIFTH FA GROUP

William Stringer wrote on December 29, 2003

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City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Interesting to finally find out some information about this outfit. I served with HQ battery starting in January of 1953 and was with them for 15 months. I was a radio-telephone operator until the armistice and worked in the FSCC. The bunker contained the command personnel )Colonel Wheaton, I believe) and a small S-2 unit as well as the fire support coordination personnel. As I recall, there were three American battalions and 6 ROK firing units. We were "acting Corp artillery" for the 2nd ROK Corp. There was also a small medical unit, motor pool, aviation unit (L-19's) and a Korean liason. I was with the group when we made a hasty departure from the area in June of 53 when the Korean infantry was over run. Would love to hear from any one serving in either the HQ or the firing batteries at the time.

Keywords: Headquarters Battery Fifth Field Artillery Group



Entry: 33480
Subject: 5TH COMBAT REGIMENTAL TEAM

Sharon Farkas wrote on April 8, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for information on a PFC Wall. He served with my father John (Ski)Stefanski. I'm not sure if this is the right area for the unit my dad was in. I'm Air Force myself and just can't get the hang of Army structure. I do now the triple nickle was up higher on the hill where he was stationed. I'm not sure if the 5th was attached to the 555th or the other way around.

Keywords: bunker 11
C Company
Punch Bowl
1243 meters



Entry: 29922
Subject: 5TH FIELD

Ross McClain SR. wrote on November 26, 2002

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: 45TH ID

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thanks

Keywords: My dad Christian Raymund McLane was with the 5th Field he enlsted at Fort Riley in 1907. My question is can we buy the Coats of Arms for this unit?? Yours Retired SFC Army Ordinance Ross McClain



Entry: 29921
Subject: 5TH FIELD

Ross McClain SR. wrote on November 26, 2002

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: 45TH ID

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad Christian Raymund McLane was with the 5th Field he enlsted at Fort Riley in 1907. My question is can we buy the Coats of Arms for this unit?? Yours Retired SFC Army Ordinance Ross McClain

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Entry: 20417
Subject: HOLLIS ALVIN THRASH 55THFA

Sheila Thrash wrote on November 7, 2001

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for information on my dad, Hollis Alvin Thrash. He was in the 5fth FA. He had served in WWII in the Navy, but hadn't been in long enough when the war was over, so he was drafted for Korea. All I know is that he would use a radio to tell where to fire. He told me about this when I was young, so I'm sure he used very simplistic terms. Daddy was smallish with dark curly hair. He was from Texas. I really want to find out something about his time in Korea. I do know until he died he hated to stand in line and he blamed it on his time in the army. I've heard other vets say the same thing.

Keywords: 55th FA



Entry: 17050
Subject: SEARCHING INFO RE: VANCE R. MCQUISTON

Audrey Daunora wrote on June 2, 2001

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City and State: VALPARAISO IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, "Ray", served in the Korean war and was KIA. Interested in finding anyone who may have served with him and knew him. Please let me know. Thanks.

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Entry: 9733
Subject:

Joe Wolff wrote on June 25, 2000


City and State: FARMINGTON HILLS MI

Unit: 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY GROUP

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Entry: 6277
Subject: 5TH FA GROUP

Curtis E. McDaniel wrote on January 17, 2000

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City and State: MEMPHIS TN

Unit: HQS - HQS BATTERY 5TH FA GP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Reply

Hello Mr. Johnston,
I just read your e-mail in the 5th Field Artillery Group section. I served in HQs and HQs Battery 5th FAGP from April-December 1952 as a wheel vehicle mechanic in the motor pool. I was with the main HQs of 5th FAGP about Kumhwa and the Kansas line which was about 15 miles north of the A-38 airfield at Hwachon.

The 5th Group consisted of several Korean Artillery Battalions and three American Battalions, the 987th AFAB, 8" Self Propelled (SP) Unit,176th AFAB, 105 mm SP Unit and a Unit I believe was the 147th AFAB, a 155 SP Unit.

The 5th FAGP's mission when I was assigned to it was to train the Korean Artillery Units. We had over 20 officers in HQs Btry that did the training. I helped keep their Jeeps operating.

All of these Units(I mentioned above,) caught Hell in May and June 1953 when just before the Armistice the CCF made a push to straighten out the line and to let President Sygman Ree know that releasing those prisoners was not appreciated. The Korean Infantry broke, thus opening up holes in the MLR losing about a mile or so in the May push and about 2 1/2 miles in the June push. The drive finally was stopped at the Kumsong River. Because of the CCF drive and the MLR moving south, my old HQs Unit relocated south near the airfield where you served. I was back in the States when this happened,

In the Korean War Project, read the 176th AFAB page. This will tell you some more about the CCF drives and how some of the 5th FAGP Units responded.

I've been in contact with Lawrence Gilbert who was an aircraft mechanic in the 5th FAGP's Aviation Unit where you were attached and also some of the guys in 176th and other Units.

I turned 70 last July.myself. This was all a long time age, 48 years for me. This June 25, 2000 is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

I've also been writing up my experiences in Korea. When you work at it all come back. My children don't care much about what Dad did in Korea, but maybe the grandchildren or generations unborn will be interested.

Nice reading your message. Write me back as you have time. Lawrence mentioned to me a little about the intelligence activity at the airfield. At the main headquarters we never knew anything about that.

Regards,

Curtis McDaniel
Memphis, TN

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Entry: 5621
Subject: 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY GROUP

Malcolm N. Johnston wrote on December 13, 1999

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City and State: DEDHAM MA

Unit: 4TH M.I. CO.DET/5TH F.A. GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The letter from Mr. Gilbert really suprised me as that was the first time since the Korean war that any mention of the 5th. F. A. Group has ever been seen by me.
I was attached to the organization from the 4th Military Intelligence Co. in Japan, to gather intelligence. At first I was assigned to hq., 5th group, then to one of the Field Artillery Battalions. I also flew in the H-19 on some missions and also the L-17 and 19's.
Of all the books about the Korean war I have read, I never heard or saw the 5th Group mentioned.
I don't remember any of the designations of the battalions but I think the 555th. (Triple Nickle)
was one of them. Of course they were overrun and lost many men during the time I was there.
The longer it gets from the time I was in Korea, the more I can't remember. I'm close to 70 years old now and it ain't getting any better.
I wish you the best of luck in writing a book.At least your grandchildren will know something about it.

Sincerely yours,

Malcolm N. Johnston

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