62nd Engineer Topographic Company


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Entry: 93472
Subject: 1950-52 FINDING MEN

Denis Kaufmann wrote on July 18, 2016


City and State: OSHKOSH WI

Unit: 62NE ENGR. TOPOGRAPHIC CO, CORP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anybody who was in my outfit from 1950 until 1952.

Keywords: Roland Turley, and anybody else.



Entry: 92429
Subject: 62ND TOPOGRAPHIC CO

Lester Jablonski wrote on December 21, 2015


City and State: KELLER TX

Unit: 62ND. TOPOGRAPHIC CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for Richard Peterson who was with my unit in Korea from about 1952 thru
1953.

Keywords:



Entry: 92304
Subject: KOREA

Lester Jablonski wrote on November 26, 2015


City and State: KELLER TX

Unit: 62N TOPOGRAPHIC CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Is there any one still around that served with me in the good old 62nd Topo. Co in Korea from about August 1952 thru December 1953? Let me know if you are an old topo guy.

Keywords:



Entry: 91022
Subject: HANK HOFFMAN

Dwayne Weber wrote on April 21, 2015

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: 1903RD EAB

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hank Hoffman

Some gentleman is searching for you on Facebook. I am sharing this for him. Contact me and I can forward it if you need help with it.

Keywords:



Entry: 80057
Subject: HI GUYS

Henry Abtey wrote on August 21, 2011


City and State: NY

Unit: 62ND ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 79455
Subject: 1952-1953

Edward Vogel wrote on June 28, 2011

Deceased

City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 62 ENGR TOPOGRAPHIC CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 79332
Subject: INFORMATION ON 62ND TOPOGRAPHIC UNIT KOREA 1953/1954

Thomas McCarville wrote on June 17, 2011

Deceased

City and State:

Unit: 62 TOPOGRAPHIC UNIT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Seeking information on Korean war for my unit

Keywords:  



Entry: 72961
Subject: 62ND ENGR TOPO APL 52- JULY 53

Cliff Beck wrote on January 1, 2010


City and State: SPRING TX

Unit: 62ND ENGR TOPO COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served in the 62nd Engr Topo Company from Apl 52 until July 53 when he went back state side.

I have many photos he took including the Communist and Un delegations to the truce talks. There are many photos of the guys in the company as well.

If there is a way to post them for all who were there, I'd like to share them

Keywords: Panmunjon, Pusan



Entry: 71870
Subject: MR. KIRKENDOLL

Rebecca Hamilton wrote on October 7, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Mr. Kirkendoll,
I'm not sure if you ever check this site anymore, but if you do, my name is Becky Hamilton. Basil Lee Hamilton was my grandfather. It was an honor to me that you mentioned him in your comments. I never had the pleasure of knowing him myself, but it is nice to know that he was a good friend. Your message on this board means a lot to me. Thank you!

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Entry: 70099
Subject: 62ND ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC CO/ARMY

Ralph Sunderland JR. wrote on May 8, 2009


City and State: DUNKIRK MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: On April 18th 2009 my father Sargeant Ralph Clay (Buddy) Sunderland Sr.
8th Army, 2nd Infantry Division, 62 engineers TOPO Company
passed away. The one's of you the knew him. He asked me if somehow on the computer I could let you know he said goodbye to his friends.
thank you Clay

Keywords: army friends



Entry: 69933
Subject: 62ND ENGINEER COMPANY, SETAF

Dennis Stitt wrote on April 21, 2009


City and State: BRISTOL TN

Unit: 62ND ENGINEER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was stationed at Caserma Ederle from 1972 till 1974.
Designed the Memorial to Colonel Nole, the last officer to die in Vietnam.

Keywords: Vicenza, Verono, Vineice, 2nd 3oth Filed Artillary, Apls, 05C20, Radio, Teletype



Entry: 61071
Subject: MARILYN MONROE CALENDAR SCOUNDREL

John Milhaupt wrote on May 23, 2007


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit: 62ND ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC COMPANY (CORP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: After graduation from Mapmaking School at Fort Belvoir in May of 51, I was the first replacement sent to the 62nd in Taegue, where I was welcomed with open arms. I was later joined by two other classmates from Belvoir, David Harrod and Don Barry. We had a small black and white darkroom with a 35mm enlarger and a 10x10 contact printer for aerial films to which I was first assigned. It was more of a convenience to the amateur photographers than it was government business. It was here that I first encountered the Marlyn copy film, produced on the Litho Camera, and printed on the contact printer. I don't remember how many prints I made, but in those days before pornography was widespread, they were quite popular.
We were attached to 8th Army Headquarters, and our Officers' Club and Enlisted Mens' Club were extremely popular with neighboring units including the Air Force and an outfit from India, because we had the only hard liquour, and an endless supply of beer in the area. We had to pick up our litho supplies in Pusan and 8th Army Hq. was told that we needed two trucks to make the trip because the mapstock was so heavy that the rough Korean roads would fracture the springs on the "6bys".
Inadvertdentaly one truck would come come back mysteriously loaded with booze which was readily available at a Pusan distributor named Patterson, while the other truck just as mysteriously came back with its springs intact.
At times I think that the 62nd could have inspired the TV serie "MASH". We did an excellent job of performing our assigned duties, but we didn't let the army make us play "soldier" all the time.
When I arrived in Taegue the personnel were half Regular Army out of Fort Bragg, and half Enlisted Reservists who had served less than 24 months in World War2, most of whom were bitter for having been called back to service. As men were rotated others were immediately promoted in their places and I soon made Sergeant because of my photographic ability, rather than my soldiering.
The company's primary duty at the time was the redafting of 1 to 50,000 scale Japanese WW2 maps to 1 to 25,000 scale US Standards and when quetioned why they just couldn't be doubled in size photographically the explanation was that the roads would appear too thick at that size! We also did a lot of job printing for 8th Army Hq. and my family members cringe when for years I have told people that I received my battle stars for "Copying Marilyn Monroe Calendar Pictures for the Officers and printing the Chaplain's Bulletin every Thursday".
I'm sorry that I didn't see 2003 query about the calendar photos sooner, but I only got network coverage recently.

Keywords: Johnny M, Sergeant in charge of the 24 x 30 inch Litho Camera mpunted in the Fruehauf trailer (with air conditioning!)



Entry: 60059
Subject: 62ND ENG TOPO COMPANY

Tony Clay wrote on February 18, 2007


City and State: WAYNE WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information at all about this company. George T. Clay died while in service in Korea of smallpox. I would love any information that anyone could give about this unit. Service, battles, work performed. We know nothing about what happened.

Keywords:



Entry: 57988
Subject: 62D ENGINEER COMPANY REACTIVATION

Anthony Archer wrote on July 6, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Gentlemen, the 62d Engineer Company is being rectivated as a Sapper Company in 2006. I am the company 1SG and am looking for any historical information on the unit.

Thank you for your assistance,

Anthony Archer
1SG, USA

Keywords: 62d Engineer Company



Entry: 57781
Subject: 62ND ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC COMPANY ATTACHED TO 8TH ARMY

William (Bill) Flynn wrote on June 24, 2006

Deceased

City and State: WASHINGTON PA

Unit: 62ND ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a map draftsman with the 62nd at Fort Bragg from June to December 1949. Returned to Active Reserves - was "retreaded" Fall of '50. Sailed Gen. D I Sultan to Japan - USS Randall to Inchon early December - "Repple-Depot" at Yang-Dong-Po - three day box car ride to Pusan. First Sgt. Fenno met us at station. I worked on the terrain model, then was part of a detachment, including Survey Section and Drafting Section sent to Koje-Do Island to survey and draft plans for the POW compounds there. Rejoined the 62nd at Taegu that Spring, returning stateside in August '51 aboard the Gen'l Pope.

Keywords: I REJOINED the 62nd on Dec 24,1950 at Pusan serving as a topographic draftsman (MOS 076), returning stateside August 28, 1951.



Entry: 47500
Subject: 62ND TOPO 1952/53 IN COMPOUND WITH 24TH AND 62ND COMBAT ENGRS

Douglas Linson wrote on December 14, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: 62ND TOPO 'MAPMAKING' ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Saw Marilyn Monroe from a great distance.
K-16 I believe that airport was numbered...
Wilde T-2 was great that day...

Keywords: Peepsight-
187th RCT jump on east coast, 1950
Damn- Where did all those Chinese come from ???
Bunker Hill-June '53 -Damn- where did all these Chinese come from???
Near Pam mu Jon (spelling)



Entry: 36497
Subject: MARILYN MONROE - KOREA - FEB. 1954

Bill Altman wrote on August 25, 2003


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am searching for photos and interesting stories of Marilyn Monroe while she was in Korea and her visits to the U.S. hospitals in Japan in Feb. 1954

Keywords:



Entry: 36028
Subject: MARILYN MONROE CALENDAR REPROS

Kay Krewson wrote on August 3, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am wondering if any veterans remember making copies of Marilyn Monroe's nude calendar as something to give out in return for favors while in Korea. I have some info to that effect, but it says it designates the source of the info as "a colonel in the 162nd Engineers Topographical Company." I cannot find any evidence of a 162nd, just your 62nd. I'm wondering if perhaps that leading "1" is a typo. Does this ring any bells for anyone?

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Entry: 34712
Subject: ANYONE KNOW ANTHONY PERPINAN

Therese Dickerson wrote on June 8, 2003


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 27261
Subject: SEARCHING FOR MEMBERS DURING1953-1954 PERIOD

Ronald E. Deane wrote on July 31, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD VA

Unit: PHOTOMAPPING/TOPO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 24062
Subject: LOOKING FOR RICHARD PETERSON AND BILL FOREMAN

Les Jablonski wrote on March 18, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 20665
Subject: EMBLEM - 62ND TOPO

Lonnie Kirkendoll wrote on November 15, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Wanting to get information on the emblem or insignia of the 62nd Topographical Engineering Company Corps from when I was assigned in Korea.
Is the unit still active?

Thanks.

Lonnie Kirkendoll

Keywords: emblem insignia 62nd Topographical Engineering Company Corps Korea.
active?

Thanks.

Lonnie Kirkendoll



Entry: 20362
Subject: INFORMATION - OCT. L950 - OCT L95L

Joe Sellers wrote on November 4, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MYRTLE BEACH SC

Unit: 62ND ENGINEERS TOPO CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was assigned to the 62nd, left Fort Bragg on the train to the west coast, arrived in Pusan Oct. l950 aboard the USNS Patrick. We were shipped to Seoul, back to Pusan, Teague, etc. I would just like to say hello to any of the people I served with. email me.

Keywords: What happened to 62nd after oct l95l?



Entry: 18708
Subject: FATHER/62RD TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERS

James Bilger wrote on August 15, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUNTINGDON PA

Unit: FATHER/62RD TOPOGHRAPHIC ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Arrived in Korea, February, 1953. Stationed between In'chon and Seoul, in the old Japanese Hospital. My father says he was acting motor Seargent. He was TDY alot, while the warrent officers surveyed. He left Korea in May 1954.

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Entry: 17999
Subject: SEARCHING FOR INFO RE: FRED WETHERBEE

Lee Wetherbee wrote on July 15, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am seeking information regarding the activities of this unit in general and my father in particular.

Keywords: 62nd Engineers,Topo



Entry: 17950
Subject: 62ND TOPOGRAPHICAL

Lonnie Kirkendoll wrote on July 12, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: "Kirk"
62nd Topographical Engineers
Basil Lee Hamilton was a good friend
8th Army - Korea

Keywords:



Entry: 13514
Subject: 1952-53

Lester Jablonski wrote on December 7, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 62ND TOPOGRAPHIC CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for richard [pete] peterson and bill foreman

Keywords: 62nd topographic co. korea 1952-1953



Entry: 12436
Subject: 62ND ENG. TOPO. CO.

Dewey M. Reynolds wrote on October 19, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: EDMONDS WA

Unit: 62ND ENG.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was with the 62nd at Ft. Bragg and went to Korea with the unit. Was with them at Seoul, and then back to Pusan where I was transferred to the 2nd Inf. Div. in Dec. Are there many vets of the 62nd left out there in cyber space?

Keywords: Eli Swan, Lonnie Kirkendoll



Entry: 11212
Subject: 62ND ENGR. TOPOGRAPHIC CO. (CORPS)

Henry J. Pirwitz wrote on August 22, 2000


City and State: LINDENHURST IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking For Jernigan and Thompson
I share Email with Turley, Kaufmann, Tomlin, Braswell and others from the 62nd.
I also have in Email form the Meritorious Unit Citation given to the 62nd for the units part in The earlier days in Korea.(50-51)

Keywords: Member of the Korean War Project



Entry: 9184
Subject: ROLAND TURLEY

Roland Turley wrote on June 4, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST DECATUR PA

Unit: 62ND ENGINEER TOPO. CO. ATTACHED TO 8TH ARMY HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a member of the 62d Engineer Topographic Company attached to 8th army HQ in Oct of 1950.

In Dec. of 1950 we were chased out of Seoul and returned to Pusan where we were commissioned to create a terrain model of the area around Pusan for the commanding general responsible for the defense of Pusan in the event the Chinese got that far south.


We worked on that model (made of hardboard and plaster-of-paris) for about three weeks from about Jan 1st 1951. The model was taken to the commanding general of the Pusan perimeter.

I have two questions for which I am requesting your help:
1. Who was that commanding general ?
2. Whatever could have happened to that model ?

Roland Turley
Former sgt and cartographer with the 62d.

Keywords:
We arrived in Pusan on Oct 3d 1950 and was sent to Seoul in early November-then chased out of Seoul on Dec. 10th of that year- we went back to Pusan



Entry: 4777
Subject: 62ND ENGR TOPOGRAPHICAL COMPANY (CORPS)

Denis Kaufmann wrote on November 11, 1999


City and State: OSHKOSH WI

Unit: 62ND ENGR. TOPO. CO. (CORPS)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm glad we are finally getting some recognition.

Keywords: I was a draftsman in the 62nd Engineer Topographical Company (Corps) arrived in October 1950 aboard the USNS Patrick. Landed in PusanWent to Seoul, pushed back to Pusan and then whet to Teague. We were attached to *th Army Headquarters.







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