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Entry: 96584
Subject: WILLIAM H MYER

Donna Lombardi wrote on October 25, 2018


City and State: BEVERLY HILLS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my Uncle William H. Myer. He was killed Aug. 13 1950. would like to here from anyone who remembers him. He grew up in Amityville New York and loved horses.

Keywords: William H Myer



Entry: 96452
Subject: JOHN HEMPEL KOREAN WAR.

Erick Hempel wrote on October 2, 2018


City and State: FLINT MI

Unit: 5TH REGENTMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with my father in Korea. He was with the 5Th RCT. John Hempel.

Keywords:



Entry: 95605
Subject: DOG CO. 1951-1952

Jack Somerlot wrote on April 30, 2018


City and State: MARION OH

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: Trying to find guys I served with

Keywords: buddies



Entry: 95469
Subject: 5TH RCT KOREA

Garry Flanary wrote on April 15, 2018


City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Joseph D Flanary, was in the US Army, Korea 5th RCT. He didn't speak of his time in country often, but, I learned over the years. He enlisted and was at Fort Breckenridge Kentucky, spent time at Fort Knox and then Fort Campbell. He was awarded a Bronze Star with a V. He hailed from Harlan County Kentucky. I'd love to correspond with anyone that may have known him.

Keywords:



Entry: 95344
Subject: ?

Roger Burgess wrote on February 17, 2018


City and State: RENTON WA

Unit: HEADQUARTERS CO. 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 95198
Subject: LOOKING FOR HELP WITH PHOTO IDENTIFICATION

Kayla Andres wrote on December 25, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandpa Richard Hull served as a radio operator with the 5th and has a lot of photos from his time over there. Unfortunately he now has dementia and doesn't remember too many specifics about them anymore. He wants to organize some of them into a book that he can look at and I would love some help identifying some of the people and places in the photos. Please let me know if anyone is able to help me with this. Looking forward to learning more about his time there!

Keywords: Keywords: Richard Hull or Dick Hull
Radio Operator



Entry: 94967
Subject: PFC RUSHING WAS MY GRANDDAD HE PASSED AWAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG I'VE GOT HIS DD214 AND HE WAS WITH 5RTC

Clint Cato wrote on September 16, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 94965
Subject: SFC HAROLD R. CROSS JR

Anne Cross-Sanchez wrote on September 12, 2017


City and State: GRAND PRAIRIE TX

Unit: K CO 3 BN 5 INF RGT RGT CBT TM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My cousins, Sisters and I are still looking for some answers if there's is anyone still out there that served with our Uncle Harold. He was the last American Soldier to die in the Korean war. If you have any information or know anyone that was with him can you please contact us.

Keywords: CHRISTMAS HILL AREA WEST OF CHRISTMAS HILL, John McCrimmon, Walter Vosbrink, Donald Farmer



Entry: 94767
Subject: 5TH CALVARY

Reuben Harrell wrote on July 4, 2017


City and State: HERTFORD NC

Unit: 5TH CAVALRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My stepfather was in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. I know that he was at one time stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was also at one point stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was at the rank of corporal when he left the military. Any information is directed to my email, which I will check daily. If anyone remembers him, I think he would be thrilled to have a phone conversation, or keep up with others through facebook or email. He does not have computer savvy, but if this search is fruitful, I will create him a facebook account.

Keywords:



Entry: 94695
Subject: FRANCIS (BUD) HEIBERGER

Robert Heiberger wrote on June 14, 2017


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: 5TH RCT HEAVY MORTAR COMPANY APO 301

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father, Francis (Bud) Heiberger completed Basic Training at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas in December 1951. He became a Medical Aidman at the Far East Medical Service Specialist School in March 1952. He was promoted to Corporal in June of 1952. He passed away in Chicago on March 3rd,1985 at the age of 56. He never spoke much about his experiences. If anyone knew him, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

Keywords: Richard Walker (friend), Koje-Do Island, Osaka 1952, Hawchon Reservoir, 8076 MASH Hospital, Punchbowl, Inje, Korea 1952, Scoshi (young boy around camp), Camp Drake, Japan



Entry: 94517
Subject: XMAS HILL 7/23/ 1954 SFC.HAROLD CROSS

Roger David Cox SENIOR wrote on April 10, 2017


City and State: BOWLING GREEN MO

Unit: 5TH RCT 3 RD K. CO ,KOREA 1952/1954

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I like to hear from any one that new SFC Harold Cross Wayne Mi. the i cam rember
he 64 year boys or girls, at in of the cease fire i was togo with to meet his
famley on the R&R in japan,i had just went back to head quarters to get him and me
a new supply a uniform to go ,but that did happen, would like to come to town or
where ever i should lf could talk any one will , phone or letter , me it would
please me ,i am 85 but work and drive an do what ever to do ,i was his radio man
,i called him SFC Harold Cross jush Roger Cox



Keywords: Out Post Harry Pork Chop xmas hill



Entry: 94254
Subject: HAROLD E. KEY AKA BILL KEY

Cynthia Trainor wrote on January 31, 2017


City and State:

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Harold (Bill) Key arrived in Korea in early May 1952 on the transport ship General Nelson M. Walker and was assigned to the 5th RCT at the punch bowl. His letters to my Mother mention patrols to Heartbreak Ridge and No Name Ridge. He spent several months on the front line and in one letter dated Nov. 10, 1952 stated that they moved back about 20 miles behind the front in an area that belonged to the 40th division. I believe they moved back to the front before he left the punch bowl for good. He left the hill on the 20th of February 1953 via truck for Chunchow and then took a antique train to Yong Dong Po and eventually back to the US. He passed away in 1992 and never shared with us details of his time there. I recently acquired the letters that he sent to my Mother. He mentions friends by the name of Richard Rocha and Norman Shulty. I am interested in learning more about the time he spent there and unfortunately there is not much information on the internet. The Korean war truly is the forgotten war.

Thanks for any information that can be provided.

Keywords: Bill Key
5th RCT
Personal friend Richard Rocha and Norman Schulty
Transport ship General Nelson M. Walker
Chunchow
Yong Dong Po



Entry: 93966
Subject: 5TH RCT REGIMENT

Frank B. Villela wrote on November 11, 2016


City and State: WEST HILLS CA

Unit: 5TH RCT REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am Roman M. Armstrong who is a proud grandson of Frank B. Villela. Coronal Villela was station in Halalulu, Hawaii at Fort Derussy in 1952 as a Corporal in the US Army. Frank was sent to the 38th Parallel in Korea to the Punchbowl within one of the post in the iron triangle called Outpost Harry just north above the 38th Paralellel. While in this critical position, he was one of the 250 men who was on specific orders with the 5th RCT Rangers. Only 25 soldiers lived through this combat gore in which these men was to Hold at all Costs. This command was lead by Lt. James Evans who was also a survivor as they fought in this horrific battle between them and 3 Divisions with about 15000 men in each division of aggressive communist soldiers. Frank who was an immigrant from Mexico with no citizenship was drafted to this blood bath, and was among those who held position from the waves of communists driven to push back the 5th DCT south of the 38th Parallel position. This historical event was explained in several notable stories such as A Morning in June, Against All Odds, and The Hills of Sacrifice. Outpost Harry was upon a Hill that was crucial for the advancement of the Northern forces. Mr. Villela resides in West Hills, California with his wife Armida. They have been married for over 60 years with three children Frank Jr., Lydia, and Fred. Mr. Villela was recently awarded an award of Certificate of Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. -2016

Keywords: Korean war veterans, outpost harry, hold at all costs, 38th parallel, 5th RTC regiment, iron triangle, punch bowl, a morning in June, against all odds, tom, dick, and harry, Korean war, certificate of ambassador for peace medal



Entry: 93817
Subject: PUNCHBOWL TO WHITE HORSE MT 1953 BUYOUT

Nathan Erstad wrote on October 4, 2016


City and State: FAREGO ND

Unit: C CO 1 BN 5 INF RGT RGT CBT "

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is Sidney H Erstad. he was inducted into the army on 14 july 1953 and honorably discharged on 23 april 1954 as a cpl. My father is now 87 and in poor health. I recently came across a purple heart medal he received at the hospital in japan, but noticed no documentation on his DD214. In trying to correct his record, the army board of corrections denied the request to add it to his 214 indicating that the wound was not sustained as a result of hostile action.

in july of 1953, his company was one of many the was to secure outpost harry. on the night of 14 july, they were ordered out to move to white horse mountain. during this night movement off a mountain, the convey encountered rain and shelling making their movement difficult. on a couple of occasions while being shelled they had to jump out of the 2 1/2 ton tandem truck and lay down on the ground. as they continued their truck slid off the road and rolled into rocks and trees. there were 23 men in the truck and 10 -1 5 trucks. dad remembers a close friend riding beside him (Ben Bowen - listed in the korean war project remembrance) being significantly injured (head). Dad received a broken leg. he was subsequently sent to Japan where he was in a body cast for 4 months. Mr. Bowen's information from the Korean War project indicated that he died of Non-hostile, causes also.

SIdney indicted in his writings that they were taking hostile fire while coming down the mountain. my stance is that the wounds these 23 soldiers received were a result of hostile action caused by the enemy via shelling.

these men were brought to the 120th medical battalion on July 14, 1953. Can anyone point me in the right direction to help find the right answer?

thank you

Keywords: punch bowl
outpost harry
white horse mountain
120th medical battalion
CPL BEN RAY BOWEN



Entry: 93693
Subject: 5TH R>C.T. MIKE CO MOTOR POOL 1953/4

Carl Wallace SR. wrote on September 1, 2016


City and State: HUMELSTOWN PA

Unit: 5TH R.C.T. MOTOR POOL M CO 1953/4

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 93618
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW ANTHONY VRTISKA

Tanner Hippen wrote on August 18, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who knew or served with Anthony Vrtiska who was with the 5th Regimental Combat Team who entered country around December 1952. I'm his grandson and would like to talk to someone who served with him. He died 1976 before I was born. I've served in Iraq as an infantryman and would like to talk to someone who knew him. Thanks

Keywords:



Entry: 93383
Subject: ROMAN PROUTY, SR.

Olivia Leng wrote on June 23, 2016


City and State: OREM UT

Unit: COMPANY K, 8TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was Roman Prouty, Sr. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea in 1951. I
found the name of his unit looking through his obituary, after meeting my grandfather for the first time, several years ago briefly.

He was born Jan. 16, 1929 in Pleasanton, Texas, to Rosel and Erlinda Alba Prouty.

Roman entered the U.S. Air Force Jan. 25, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas, and was discharged on Oct. 20, 1948, in Fort Lawton, Wash., earning the rank of private first class. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 23,1948, at Fort Hood, Texas, and reenlisted on Feb. 12, 1952. He was discharged June 4, 1955, at Fort Chaffee, Ark. at the rank of corporal. He served in Japan at the end or World War II and with Company B, 634th Armored Infantry Battalion, and Company K, 8th Infantry Regiment, during the Korean War. He served in Korea for more than 31 months. He was awarded Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one Sliver Service Star, the Army Occupation Medal (Japan), the United Nations Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medals and five Overseas Bars.
I am wondering if anyone has more information about where he served in Korea, as I am looking for genealogical information. My mother is his illegitimate (and I have heard rumor about legitimate) child born of a Korean national. Her mother's identity unknown, other than an occupation during the war as a yanggongju. My mother was adopted out of the war. If you know of my grandfather, where he served or who he served with-please contact me, it would be greatly appreciated!

Keywords: Company K, 8th Infantry Regiment



Entry: 93266
Subject: HAROLD WHITCOMB G COMPANY

Harold Whitcomb wrote on May 31, 2016


City and State: WINTER PARK FL

Unit: GEORGE CO, 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would be interested in hearing from anyone in G company Jan 1953 to August. I was platoon leader of 2nd platoon then exec officer.
i joined the regiment and was assigned to tank company the day before they went on line because all the rifle companys were full. about a month later tank co got two new officers which put them two over strength so they shipped me out to George Company

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Entry: 92755
Subject: PHOTOS FROM BOYD L. ELY, JR.

Steve Ely wrote on February 24, 2016


City and State: ROSWELL GA

Unit: 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT UNIT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was Boyd L. Ely, Jr. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea in 1951. I
found the name of his unit looking through his old Army papers.

He was born in Fresno, CA, April 12, 1934 and passed away on June 10, 2010 in
Colorado Springs, CO. He was married to Vel Mae Pitcock of Portervile, CA, and had
six children: Pam, Steven, Gwendolynn, Dennise, Gregory, and Jennifer.

I recently digitized some personal photos he had from his time in Korea, and have
provided a link to these photos on Google Photos
https://goo.gl/photos/Rvy7DYZJiJd8A2FT7
There were no names of the other soldiers on any of these photos, so I am unable to
provide any additional information. You are welcome to search these photos in case
you find someone you know.

Keywords:



Entry: 92531
Subject: SEEKING LOVE CO.

Merrill King wrote on January 11, 2016


City and State: SAN BERNARDINO CA

Unit: LOVE CO. 3RD BN. 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to locate any members of L Co. 3rd Bn. 5 RCT from July 1950 to end of 1951, especially those who would have known my father 1LT Oliver King. Fresh out of Univ. of Hawaii ROTC in June 1950, he was one of only two surviving officers in Love Company after the first 4 months. Lt King was recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in stopping a massive NKA dawn attack with a handful of men on Sept. 1, 1950. The vast majority of his company apparently retreated once the attack started. The actions of the very few Love Co. men who held firm in their positions likely saved 3rd Bn.and 5RCT HQ, as well as their own CP.

Subsequently his Bn. and Division Commanders approved an award for DSC. Unfortunately the heroic men who stood their ground and fought with him on the hill that day were soon killed or evacuated back to the States with severe wounds during the push to the Yalu. Without their supporting statements, Lt. King's DSC recommendation was downgraded by DoD to a Silver Star. I have the trail of paperwork from National Archives that shows this unjust decision. My father endured significant PTSD later on from his service in Korea, Love Co. (and 5RCT) suffered horrendous casualties during those first 6 months. He died at age 42 in 1970.

Would love to hear from any veterans who served in Love Company 3rd Bn. or their family members. I especially want to honor the memories of MSG Hiram Ke (KIA), and SFC Arthur Meyer (WIA), Silver Star winners and senior NCOs who did not abandon my father, when he decided to stay and fight on the hill that morning. As a Vietnam-era and Cold War NCO vet, I salute all the men who fought with 5RCT in Korea.

Keywords: Love Co.,3rd Bn. 5th Infantry, Lt. Col. Throckmorton, Ollie King, Pusan Perimeter



Entry: 92164
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY KNOW GRANDFATHER

Seth Elam wrote on November 11, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known about my grandfather Charles Elam during the Korean War. He was with the 5th Regimental Combat Team and I believe was at the Pusan Perimeter. Any information anyone may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for all you did and continue to do.

Keywords: 5th Regimental Combat Team



Entry: 89816
Subject: BOGIEWHEEL/BOXCAR, TANK CO AUG 1950

Leroy D. Foster SR. wrote on October 18, 2014


City and State: SAN ANSELMO CA

Unit: TANK CO. 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: New Email Address: DFLeRoi@Comcast.net

Keywords:



Entry: 89764
Subject: PURPLE HEART KOREA

Deb Felmey wrote on October 9, 2014


City and State: SEVERN MD

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My stepfather is a Korean Vet (served with the 5th RCT) 11 Months, 10 days; he is all infantry. His records list Korean Service medal with 3 Bronze stars, united nations service medal, combat infantry badge and the National Defense service medal. His discharge papers list par 7 so #21 HQ 5th regt dated 26 Jan 53./1586 Hq and Hq 5th infantry regiment. He was wounded and sent to a field hospital. At the hospital he was awarded the purple heart; his record of treatment and the award are no where to be found. I'd like to find some way to get him the medal awarded while he is still alive; is there any one who could help - anywhere I can go? His name was John Ott Smith, I have photographs he took early during his deployment. He still won't talk about the action he saw. But his vision and hearing are failing. I'd like to be able to give him this one thing....

thank you .

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Entry: 89737
Subject: 634 ARMED INFANTRY BATTALION

Chris Bye wrote on October 3, 2014


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit: 634 ARMED INFANTRY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My Grandfather, Ted Fierros fought during the Pusan perimeter with the 634th. I am looking for any information on this unit and the battles it fought.

Keywords: Pusan Breakout
634 Infantry Battalion
Javier Gonzales personal friend



Entry: 89725
Subject: SGT 1ST CLASS HAROLD CROSS JR.

Holly Hufeld wrote on September 30, 2014


City and State: MI

Unit: K COMPANY 5TH REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am a niece of Harold R. Cross Jr., the last American Solider killed in the Korean War, Christmas Hill hit in a bunker, 3rd Battalion. I would love to hear from anyone who is still living or has a relative with a story to tell about my dear uncle who was only 25 years old.

Keywords:



Entry: 89484
Subject: WILLARD GATH

Jesse Gath wrote on August 10, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my grandfather. I believe he was in the 5th RTC. I only met him a few times and he only spoke of his service once. I believe he said he received a silver star but I can't find any information about him at all. I was hoping someone could help me.

Keywords: Willard Gath



Entry: 89465
Subject: CARL I. BOUTAUGH

Jaimie Day wrote on August 7, 2014


City and State: SILVER RIDGE TWP. ME

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My dad was S SGT. Carl I. Boutaugh. He fought in the Korean War with the 5th RCT. He passed away on July 31st, 2008. I am hoping to make contact with anyone that knew him, and hoping to to find photos from when he was a younger man. He was a great man!

Keywords: Korea, 5th RCT, Boutaugh



Entry: 89136
Subject: MINOR ALVEN VAUGHT

Richard Vaught wrote on June 10, 2014


City and State: GEORGETOWN KY

Unit: 5TH REG.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: One year ago today my father passed away due to a fall in the Hospital. He served in Korea and was in the Punchbowl. We laid him to rest with his Dogtags and his 5th Regimental Combat Team Hat on which he always wore proudly. He was from Blacksburg, Va. If anyone remembers my father I would love to hear from you. Thank You, Richard Vaught

Keywords:



Entry: 88967
Subject: CLARK MANLY DAVIS

Steve Harding JR. wrote on May 25, 2014


City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit: COMPANY C 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am still trying to find information regarding my Great Uncle Clark Manly Davis AKA Curly he was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team and was Killed in Action near Yongon-ni, North Korea on October 20, 1951 and awarded the Silver Star for his actions that day.

Someone had posted a picture of him assumingly taken in Korea on the Korean War Project Rememberance Page I submitted years ago and neither I nor any family members had seen the picture before or know who had posted it. Anyone who can assist me would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, Regimental Combat Team, Yongon-ni, North Korea.



Entry: 88945
Subject: CORPORAL LARRY KENT RITCHIE

Ramona Baird wrote on May 23, 2014


City and State: VIROQUA WI

Unit: 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I'm looking for anyone serving in Korea with my father, Corporal Larry K. Ritchie, from WI. He served in the Punchbowl. He never talked of his time there as it was too painful for him. He passed away a year ago, and I'd like to know of information of his time there. I am his daughter and I served in military intelligence in Turkey. I'm doing family history collection.

Keywords: Unit: 5th Regimental Combat Team
USS General Black Transport Ship
Training: Ft. Campbell, KY



Entry: 88832
Subject: BOB WADDEL

Stuart Waddell wrote on May 3, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 5TH RCT COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My dad was at outpost harry and I wanted to see if anyone may have know him. He still living and will time to time tell us a story. He won the silver star and we are very proud of him. If anyone has any information that would be great.

Keywords:



Entry: 88643
Subject: PICTURE'S

Zac Winzeler wrote on March 29, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 5TH COMBAT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather gave me all his pictures and would tell me storys of them and the guys in pictures anyone still living that served with jack hoffman I would like to have some info about those times

Keywords:



Entry: 88083
Subject: 5TH RCT OUTPOST HARRY AND KUMSONG SALIENT

Frank Nunez wrote on January 9, 2014


City and State: CORONA CA

Unit: 5TH RCT, #3RD DIVISION, 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am writing a book about my fathers Korean War experience. My father was Frank Nunez Jr. from Long Beach, California. He was a 2nd Lt. in the 5th RCT and I believe he was a counter-fire officer for the 555th FA Btn as well as a weapons officer. He was at Outpost Harry on June 12/13, 1953 and also at the battle of the Kumsong Salient July 13  27, 1953. I am interested in speaking to anyone who is willing to share their stories with me, or any of their surviving family members who can relate their stories to me so that I may accurately describe the action of those battles in my book. Please contact me at the email address provided.

Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, your courage, your loyalty to one another and your devotion to duty. You are not forgotten.

Frank V. Nunez

Keywords: Lt. Nunez, Outpost Harry, 555th FA Btn, Triple Nickle, Kumsong Salient, Kumsung Salient, Forward Observer, Counter Fire Officer, Weapons Platoon Leader



Entry: 87784
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Lloyd Spiegel wrote on November 24, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi, I was stationed with the 329th ASA, 2nd Inf Div at Camp Casey near Tong Du Chon from 1977-1978.

My Uncle Peter LaClare was with the 5th RCT and was captured on April 22nd 1951 after being wounded during the CCF spring offensive.

The 5th RCT was attached to the 24th Division.

My uncle passed in 2002, I have started looking into family history and I would like to know where the 24th was on Apr 22 1951, on the day he was captured. I spent some time in the field with my unit, have been to the DMZ, I have seen Panmunjong and the bridge.

I believe that I walked some of the same ground my uncle walked. How close was the 24th to Tong Duc Chon? Can anyone tell me?

Thanks
Lloyd

Keywords:



Entry: 87522
Subject: HEADQUARTERS COMPANY - MESS UNIT

Peter DeRose wrote on October 31, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in Korea in 1952 (aprox). He was discharged as a SGT.
He always said that he served in Headquarters company as a cook. He
did receive training at Camp Chaffee as a cook in 1951-1952. I have
several pictures of him in Korea in front of big outdoor food
preparation areas. He never talked much about his experiences
there, other than the loud, constant artillery. I have other
pictures of him with other soldiers (and dogs). If you knew him I
would like to hear from you. To help identify: he was a 23 year old
with a heavy Italian accent who went by Tony.

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Entry: 87454
Subject: 1ST LT MALCOLM ROBISON, 5TH RCT

Dawson Luke wrote on October 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am a member of The Clemson Corps, a constituent group of the

Clemson University Alumni Association. We have established a

Scroll of Honor through which we honor all Clemson alumni who

paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country - they

died while perfooing their military duties. We have been

blessed to have built a memorial where we honor the current 479

heroes on the Scroll of Honor







I am researching material for a Clemson University website

Scroll of Honor Memorial at

https://cualumni.clemson.edu/scrollofhonor .I am interested in

1st Lt Malcolm A. Robison, 5th RCT. Died While Missing (KIA)

1Lt Robison was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the

enemy in North Korea on 05 Oct 1952. He was officially listed

as presumed dead on December 31,1953. His web page is

https://cualumni.clemson.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=2161







Any assistance that you can give will be appreciated: pictures,

details of his death or unit activities and location around the

time of death etc.







Respectfully







Dawson Luke Maj, USA Ret



Clemson Class of 1956



864-654-3255



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Entry: 87391
Subject: HEAVY MORTAR CO.- 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

Robert Heiberger wrote on October 12, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad passed many years ago. I am trying to find more
information on his service in Korea (7/51 to 4/53). He was a
corporal and medic. His name was Francis, nickname was Bud. He
was a member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team, Heavy Mortar
Company. I would sincerely appreciate hearing from anyone who
knew him. He never spoke much of his time in Korea.

Keywords: Koje-Do Island, Hawchon Reservoir, 8076 Mash Hospital, Inje,
Punchbowl 1952, Scoshi(Korean orphan)



Entry: 86791
Subject: C COMPANY 634TH ARMORED INFANTRY BATTALION

Joseph Holland wrote on July 23, 2013


City and State: NICHOLASVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: My grandfather Jerry Sanders Holland was assigned to 634th Armored Infantry
Battalion. I am unsure as to any further information on his service while in Korea.



Entry: 86481
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Greg Bennett wrote on June 10, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father, Willis Bennett SGT 8 Jan 52, served in Korea. He was

awarded Korean Svc medal w/4 Bz Svc Stars, CIB, UN Svc Medal.







If anyone out there is still around, would like to here the

stories of this unit.







He just passed away on 6 Jun 2013. 69th Anvers of D-Day.

Keywords: Looking for Korean war survivor's from unit: Hq and Svc Co 634th

Armd Inf Bn.



Entry: 86423
Subject: HILLS OF SACRIFICE 5HT RCT KOREA

Landon Mann wrote on June 3, 2013


City and State: BRISTOL VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR BOOK TITLE ( HILLS OF SACRIFICE ) 5TH R C T

KOREA. THERE IS A STORY OF MY BROTHER IN THE BOOK KIA AUG 25,

1950. WILLING TO PAY A REASONABLE PRICE. I WAS ONLY 8 YRS OLD

WHEN HE WAS KIA. ONLY SURVING MEMBER OF FAMILY. THANKS TO ANY

ONE THAT CAN

Keywords:



Entry: 86356
Subject: HARVEY SURBECK 5TH RCT

Glen Surbeck wrote on May 29, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Any one know of him? Or can send me documentation?
Thanks

Keywords: 5th RCT. Unit entered Korea from Hawaii. Speaks of being Up
North when China entered the war. He might have been close to
the Yalu River. Wounded. Destroyed bridges during retreat from
the north. Records lost in St. Louis MO records depository fire.
Army says he doesn't exist but sent him his decorations from Korea.



Entry: 86354
Subject: SON OF 5TH RCT WOUNDED VET IN KOREA

Duane Linker wrote on May 29, 2013


City and State: ROCKINGHAM NC

Unit: 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad was wounded on Sept 2 1950
He was 1st Sgt of rifle company. Dwight Linker

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Entry: 86334
Subject: 5TH RCT

Robert Von Ehwegen wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State: TERRIL IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My dad Don served with the 5th RCT. His nickname was Beer Wagon

because he didn't drink. Just looking for someone who may know

him or was with him during his time in Korea.

Keywords: Punchbowl, Outpost Harry, Triple Nickel



Entry: 86275
Subject: POW JAMES FRANKLIN

Albert Pianalto wrote on May 24, 2013


City and State: CHESTER VA

Unit: 24TH DIVISION 5TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knows James Marvin Franklin while
he was a POW. He was struck on the side of his head by a guard
was was knocked out. I am assisting Mr. Franklin in his VA
claims and corrections to his records.
Al Pianalto, Col USAF Ret.

Keywords: Captured 40 Miles NE of Seoul on April 23,1951 and released
April 24, 1953



Entry: 85643
Subject: B CO, 5TH RCT 1952-53 RECOILLESS RIFLE

Roger Currier wrote on March 4, 2013

Deceased

City and State: CLAREMONT NH

Unit: B CO 5TH RCT RECOILLESS RIFLES

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone else that was there.

Keywords: Punch Bowl, Outpost Harry, Cumwah Valley, Old Baldy



Entry: 85544
Subject: PHOTO'S AND MEMORIES FROM KOREA

Paul Phillips wrote on February 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: https://plus.google.com/photos/114367936269880322840/albu
ms/4942841540623990801

I hope you enjoy the photo's.

Keywords: Photo's from Korea. My father Jack l. Phillips Served in
Korea from 1951 to 1953.



Entry: 85535
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER EARL OR PETE SANDERS?

Pat Hamilton wrote on February 21, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, Earl Sanders, known as Pete, was killed at
Kumji-ri, North Korea on 4/4/1951. He arrived in Korea
either December 1950 or January 1951. He had served in
Japan before Korea. I am interested in locating anyone
that knew him. We wish to honor his life and the
tremendous sacrifice he made for this country.

Keywords: Pete Sanders
Earl Sanders
5th Infantry
Kumji-ri
Operation Rugged



Entry: 85439
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Thomas Beechler wrote on February 12, 2013


City and State: WILLIS VA

Unit: 3RD INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Is there anyone who remembers Alvis H Baker or might have
served with him while in Korea?

Keywords: Triple nickle artillery



Entry: 85381
Subject: ANYONE WHO KNEW SFC FRANK THOMPSON

Peter Thompson wrote on February 4, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, SFC Frank Thompson served in the 5th RCT US
Army sometime in 1950-51. He would be very interested
in

reconnecting with his war buddies.

Keywords: Frankie, Hawaii,



Entry: 85183
Subject: FLOYD E. CHURCH 5 RCT --ANYONE KNEW OF HIM??

Joshua Church wrote on January 10, 2013


City and State: PINCKNEYVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, My name is Josh, my grandpa was PFC Floyd E
Church 5th Regimental Combat Team. was wounded in
action 10/14/51. was curious if anyone would of knew
my grandpa or was in his regiment. I regret to inform
you, if you did know him, he passed away on September
15th, 1988. thank you for reading this about my grand
father.

Keywords: Floyd E Church PFC






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