60th Signal Service Company


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Entry: 95150
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A SOLDIER HARRY DIRKIN

Darren Dirkin wrote on November 26, 2017


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Comments: Hello,
I'm looking for information on my great uncle Harry Dirkin also known to friends as Bud. He served with the 60th signal in korea but I dont know much more than that. Any further information is greatly appreciated. I'm a soldier myself and I want to know about his service. Thanks

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Entry: 76378
Subject: CPL CLARENCE H. RANCE 60TH SIG SVC CO.

P. Gibbs wrote on October 9, 2010


City and State: MIDDLEBURG FL

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew CPL Clarence Henry Rance (my grandpa) during his time w/60th Signal Service Co in Honshu Japan. His official records were destroyed in a 1973 fire in Missoure.

Keywords: 60th Signal Service Co., North Fort Lewis WA, 1949.



Entry: 63029
Subject: GOING TO THE 60TH

Rudy Gildehaus wrote on November 15, 2007

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City and State: ST. GEORGE UT

Unit: 60TH SSC

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I left the 111th on Okinawa and flew to Tokyo with then Lt. later Capt. Sharp and Stan Chodnicki (?) and 3 others and had a grand time in Tokyo over New Years eve and flew to Taegu via Pusan on 1=2-51. Had no winter gear for 10 days in the 20 below night time temp. The only warm places were the huts on the truck (operations). The hilarious part is that 3 months later they asked for volunteers to go back to the 127th in Kyoto but no one else volunteered because the rumor was if they stayed a year they would go back to the states. I knew better, and went to Kyoto and they all stayed in Korea. We did a lot of good work, there and when I was a trick chief on Okinawa

Keywords: From 111th to 60th



Entry: 58353
Subject: ROY D WARNER

Connor Warner wrote on August 2, 2006


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Comments: My grandfather, Roy D Warner was a part of the 60th Signal Service company in Korea. He is still alive, but, though he adapted to and learned about technology quickly during the war years, he seems to harbor an innate distrust of computers. Hoping to find anyone out there who knew him during the war and might have some stories to share with me--I am writing a family history.

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Entry: 58036
Subject: KEEPER OF THE ROSTER

Harry Don Cauley wrote on July 10, 2006

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City and State: WILSEY KS

Unit: 60 SIG. SERV. CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have lost track of the keeper of the roster for the 60th Serv. Sig. Co. Would some one please inform me of who is performing that duty now? I was stationed at Fort Lewis when the unit shipped out for Korea.

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Entry: 32134
Subject: COMMENTS

Johnnie Johnston wrote on February 17, 2003


City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit: 60TH SIG SVC CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I joined the 60th Sig in Ft. Lewis in Aug 1950. We shipped out from Seattle in Aug. Went down the coast to San Francisco. Picked up some sailors and headed out to sea. We arrived in Pusan, Korea 19 days later. I can remember unloading crates of radio equipment from the dock. After cleaning the equipment we headed for Seoul. Some of us went by train while the others drove and hauled the equipment. One of the trucks hit a land mine that was underwater. The bridges were blown up, so they had to drive through the water. When we arrived in Seoul we set up east of town in a cement bldg. Some of then were sent to Pyongyang, N Korea. We were in a school house I beleive. I remember sleeping in a room that had a bomb stuck down through the floor that hadn't gone off. We had Thanksgiving there. We were pushed back shortly after that. It took 24hrs to travel 125miles. I can remember the traffic was bumper to bumper and the coldest winter Ive ever lived through. We went back to Seoul and then to Teague. I had burned my hand so the Capt. sent me down to Pusan to draw supplies with two other guys. Later I ended up at Inchon before I was sent to Japan in Aug. 1951. We flew to Tokyo and spent a few days at the First Tokyo Arsenal. I was then tranfered to Kyoto, Japan. I left there in March and was shipped home to Ft. Carson, Co. for discharge. I can't remember too many names anymore but I do remember a Sgt. Gleason, and I beleive the Co. Comander was Capt. Flarity. I hope this will help me get in touch with some of the guys I spent my time over there with. Sincerly, Johnnie P. Johnston My E-mail address is jjohnston23@cox.net

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Entry: 31636
Subject: SFC EDWARD F. MARSHALL JR - RIP12/24/2002

Alice Marshall wrote on February 1, 2003

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Comments: My husband SFC Edward F. Marshall Jr. was with the 60th Signal Service Co (ASA).

He died December 24, 2002. I know he was getting letters etc. about reunions and such.

I remember seeing a page Memorial Roster. We did attend one reunion a few years back in Lancaster, Pa.

Sincerely,
Alice R. Marshall

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Entry: 31395
Subject: LYLE HARRIS

Michael Larson wrote on January 20, 2003

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City and State: ID

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am Lyle's Grandson and am interested in any information concerning him and his tour in Korea. I am aware of the circumstances surrounding his death. I would like to talk to anyone who knew him.

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Entry: 27993
Subject: INFORMATION/ 9430 PSU/ KOREA

Cathy Mcdonald wrote on September 3, 2002

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Comments: looking for anyone who may have been a member of this four man team. My father was a member/after 50 years, he is now able to discuss his army tour with this unit in korea/ r.newton of MICHIGAN

Keywords: 9430 PSU was army special unit during korean war/ officially listed as a signal unit/ my father was (officially) company clerk



Entry: 27740
Subject: BOBBY OWENS

Bobby Owens wrote on August 20, 2002

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City and State: WHITE HALL AR

Unit: 60TH SIGNAL SERVICE CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 60th SSC was deployed from Ft. Lewis....sent to Pusan, Korea.....from Pusan went up to Seoul...from Seoul, a detachment of 32 men went from Seoul to Pongyang, N. Korea, after the 187th AB Took the area, the bulk of the 60th..stayed in Seoul....after the detachment left Pongyang, went back to Seoul,....and from there the unit moved back to Tageau, and was set up at a small airfield,,K-4.......from there they were there when I left and went to Chitose.....Bobby Owens

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Entry: 27737
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Bobby Owens wrote on August 20, 2002

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City and State: WHITE HALL AR

Unit: 60TH SIGNAL SERVICE CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 12208
Subject: 60TH SIGNAL SERVICE HISTORY

Bonnie Cooper wrote on October 8, 2000

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Comments: Korea represented a test for the Army Security Agency and its ability to support an Army in the field. The 60th Signal Service Company was selected to represent ASA as its first deployed mobile support unit. Flying out of McChord Air Force Base, the 60th Signal Service Company arrived in Korea on 8 October. It was preceded by the ASA Pacific (advance) and the 50th Signal Service Company, which had a communications security mission. Upon arrival in country, the 60th, now with a personnel strength of 204, was assigned to support the Eighth U.S Army in Seoul. The city had just fallen to Allied troops as a result of the strategic victory initiated by the General Douglas MacArthur's amphibious landing at Inchon.

The 60th Signal Service Company pushed north in support of U.S. forces until it finally arrived at a point north of Pyongyang, the captured North Korean capital. The stay was cut short, however, when Chinese Communist troops entered the war and staged a massive counteroffensive across the Yalu River.

The war, which had begun with shifting tides of military success for both sides, became stalemated in the spring of 1951. By early summer, ASA had deployed a battalion and the 501st Communications Reconnaissance Group to oversee its units in-country. On 25 October 1951, the 60th Signal Service Company was redesignated the 330th Communications Reconnaissance Company.

By late July 1953, open hostilities had ceased along the 38th parallel which divided the Koreas. For its contributions during the war, the 330th Comm Recon company had become one of the most highly decorated units in ASA. The unit received nine campaign credits and two Meritorious Unit Commendations. For the next four years, the 330th remained subordinate to the 501st Comm Recon Group, helping to maintain an uneasy truce.

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Entry: 2498
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James Lyle McCloy wrote on February 16, 1999


City and State: SCOTTSDALE AZ

Unit: 60TH SI SER CO (ASA)

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Comments: 60th si ser co (asa)

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