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Entry: 96140
Subject: 633RD ENGR CO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THIS UNIT.

McDermott Gibson wrote on August 9, 2018


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Outstanding Engineer Unit during its long service in Korea.

Keywords: Dozers, Scrapers, Loaders, Graders, Cranes, Rock Crushers, Air Compressors, Generators and out standing Soldiers who knew how to operate and maintain this Equipment.



Entry: 95912
Subject: BLACK STAR CAMP FROM NOV 55 TO DEC56

Radar Jansen SENIOR wrote on June 27, 2018


City and State: BREA CA

Unit: 633RD ENG

Service or Relationship: Nov 55 t0 Dec56

Comments: Swear to God, I was called Radar from Fort Leonard Wood onward and for the longest time thought my name may have been the prototype for the Mash show on TV.
Not so; the name also belong to another GI in the service.
I had two jobs while there:rock crusher with a KATUSA and Company clerk
Names gone, but faces linger. Would like to hear from anyone who is still around.
Names that linger: Beck, O'Neil,U of Penn,the radio operator from N.Y., fluent in French; did Rand R with both and Waymond, an ex Marine, hit in the face with a 2 by 4 by slicky boys in Seoul and shipped back before I could say goodbye.....
God it was a time to screw up and grow up.
I was one of the few that stayed out of the Village.:.not morals just fear.

Keywords: Radar, Black Star before Stanley



Entry: 95399
Subject: 12973

Bill Burkart wrote on March 7, 2018


City and State: FORT THOMAS KY

Unit: 633RD ENGINEERS(LIGHT EQUIPMENT)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was in 633rd in 1960, the company clerk. Friends with George Prince and George Collins from Pittsburgh. good experience and good times.

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Entry: 95347
Subject: MARILYN MONROE

Robert McMillan wrote on February 18, 2018


City and State: PUNTA GORDA FL

Unit: 633RD ENGINEER COMBAT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Some may remember the arrival of Marilyn Monroe and the need to spray the roads with water so no dust got on her dress!
If you watch the bio of Marilyn Monroe on TV, you will see no dust on the sparkling purple dress! The 633rd Engineer Company did an outstanding job!!!

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Entry: 95274
Subject: 633RD ENGR CO

McDermott Gibson wrote on January 24, 2018


City and State:

Unit: 633RD ENGE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: We need more comments on the 633rd.

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Entry: 94667
Subject: 633RD ENGINEER CO. LE

Michael Heinze wrote on May 31, 2017


City and State: OK

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Dean Heinze was in country from late 1950 to late 1951. I would like to get any information on the history and activities of the 633rd Engineer Co. in Korea during that time.

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Entry: 93566
Subject: COMPANY CLERK

Bill Herbsleb wrote on August 8, 2016


City and State: ROYERSFORD PA

Unit: 633RD LT ENG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Stayed mainly at Camp Stanley - worked in motor pool and then on the supply for short time latter part of '68 then became company clerk for the rest of my time unter Lt Sparks and worked with Lt Krumholtz. Sgt Barnes(supply) and I held down the headquarters platoon and worked for 1st Sgt Dent. Remember the Publeo incident and the return of our personnel.

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Entry: 93056
Subject: 633 ENGINEERS LE 68/69

Richard Mangi wrote on April 23, 2016


City and State: GEORGETOWN FL

Unit: 633 ENGINEERS LE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My name is Richard Mangi and I was stationed at Camp Stanley with the 633 Engineers. My MOS was quarry machine operator and I spent most of the next year North of the 38TH. parellel at an MP base where a quarry site was. Would like to talk to anybody who was there at that time. My best friend was a Robert Barefoot sure would like to talk to him. Unfortunately most people were refered to by there last name so I cannot remember first names. Some of the last names I remember was Edwards, Woodered, Thompson. I ran across Thompson in a grocery store in Texas but lost track of him also. I started out working the 600 KW generators and went to working demo in the quarry and driving one of the trucks when I could manage it. I left Korea not to long after the men from the Peblo were released. The day that the men from the Peblo were released we were kept back South of the Freedom Bridge. That winter we were moved from the tents to either RC 1 or CC 1 I do not remember but they were close together. I left all my stuff in Fayatteville NC when I went to Germany and the house was torn down so I lost everything. Would love to get some pictures. I took a lot of pictures but have none now as all went down with the house. Would like to talk to anybody who was there January February 68 to January February69

Keywords: Mangi,633 Engineers LE, Barefoot, Quarry site North of the 38TH. Parell across Freedom Bridge anyways.



Entry: 92457
Subject: SERVED JAN 68-JAN 69

Richard Fiano wrote on December 27, 2015


City and State: MILLER PLACE NY

Unit: 633RD L.E.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: based at camp stanley, spent over 1/2 year working along and in the D.M.Z. on earth mover (290). One day Jim Lingenfelter flipped his 290 when an embankment collapsed up in the DMZ and we had a hell of a time pulling him out. operated road grader while at stanley. Found out a few years ago about agent orange up in the DMZ. Applied, sent numerous pictures i had taken while up there. Denied by pentagon, citing possibility of photoshopping. Finally found special passes we were issued to work inside the DMZ that I had saved and am now on agent orange registry. We should have been notified by the army. When I arrived at Kimpo airbase, the plane took off as soon as we got off. No one boarded the plane to go home. The country was on full alert. All the guys scheduled to go home were left behind to build up the number of boots on the ground. Besides the blue house attempt, the spy ship Pueblo was captured. The winter of 68 was brutal as my group of equipment operators slept in tents, while the regular units up by the DMZ we were with had the Quonset hut hooches. we were continually on the move, because most of the heavy construction equipment went to Vietnam, so we worked 7 days a week for six months, except the day Bob Hope gave a show, and Xmas day. Thanksgiving we got the afternoon off. The ground was so cold sometimes the earth movers could not break through, so we went into local streams, using the weight of the 290's to break the ice, and we picked up mud from the river bottom and spread it on the roads. The ROK soldiers broke up the refreezing chunks of earth with sledgehammers if we didn't run over them with our tires to flatten them out.

Just before I left in late January of 69 at camp stanley we moved some hooches (quonset huts) with our cranes and trailers, and tore down the headquarters cinder block hut and some other buildings with our bulldozers during some brutally cold days. I have pictures of this, as well as the work we did up in the DMZ.

Keywords: james beaton - road grader operator, Kurtz, 290 Tatro 290, Jim Lingenfelter 290 Stony - dozer operator, don varney billy blake 290. staff sergeant turner.



Entry: 92199
Subject: CAMP STANLEY S. KOREA 1969 TO 1970

Sam Elliott wrote on November 12, 2015


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: 633RD ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for fellow vets who where at Camp Stanley outside of Uijeongbu S. Korea
Between 1969 and 1970 under 1st Sgt Dent. I was over communications at the
time.

Keywords: Pvt. Gibson, Pvt. Mora,1st. Sgt. Dent
Cpl. Storm over weapons
Spc Joe Stovall at Headquarters company
Village of Songsani



Entry: 91642
Subject: CRUSHER OPPERATOR

Rey Torres SR wrote on August 1, 2015


City and State: LAKEWOOD CA

Unit: 633RD ENGRS LT EQUIPTMENT CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: was i the 4th plt Martinez was squad leader 70 71 sure would like to hear from you guys ?

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Entry: 90878
Subject: SEARCHING FOR VET FROM 1955-1956

Shannon Fenner wrote on March 28, 2015


City and State: WALNUT COVE NO

Unit: 633RD ENGINEERING COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to help my uncle who needs to receive Veteran benefits but his records were destroyed. His name is Donald Inman. He was from Stuart, VA and now resides in Stokes County, NC. He served in the 633rd Engineering Company - crane operator, from 1955-1956. Please contact us if you can help verify that he served. This is a dire need. He is very sick and could use the VA Benefits. He lost his discharge papers in a fire.

Thank you,
Shannon Fenner

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Entry: 90686
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Myonamaria Williams wrote on February 27, 2015


City and State: OAKLAND MA

Unit: 633RD ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello everyone. My name is Myonamaria Williams. My grandfather was a CPL. in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. His name was Woodrow Lane Williams, and he was in the 633rd engineer. I am looking for any information I can get. He passed away August 26, 2013.

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Entry: 90335
Subject: 633RD LT EQUIP CO

John Howard wrote on January 3, 2015


City and State: CONCORD NH

Unit: 633RD ENGR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I Was in the 633rd Engrs All of 1956 thru Easter of 1957.I was a diesel Mech.

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Entry: 89944
Subject: LOTTS OF MEMORIES, GREAT GUYS, THAT I WILL REMEMBER FOREVER

Donald Coomer wrote on November 10, 2014


City and State: SAVANNAH GA

Unit: 633 ENGR LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was there from March 1962 thru April 1963. Capt. Kelly was the CO. I always wondered about his age and why he was only a Capt.

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Entry: 88737
Subject: 633 ENGINEER COMBAT COMPANY

Robert McMillan wrote on April 15, 2014


City and State: PORT CHARLOTTE FL

Unit: 633 ENGINEER COMBAT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: It has been a long time, and many of us are still here from as far back as 1953.

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Entry: 88614
Subject: SERVED IN 633RD ENGR CO

McDermott Gibson SR. wrote on March 25, 2014


City and State: LILLINGTON NC

Unit: 633RD ENGR CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Come on Guys, I know there is a lot of you, that served in the 633rd. So put your time an experience on the site. Everyone is waiting to here from you. Information..................? when the 633rd de-activated on or about march 1971. The Colors Stayed cased until the Army had its build up, in the 2000'S. Rumored control said it was activated at Fort Drum NY?????????.

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Entry: 84554
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE I SERVED WITH IN THE 633RD 1963-1964 AT CAMP STANLEY

Paul Lutson wrote on October 31, 2012


City and State: ANSONIA CT

Unit: 633RD LE CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 84269
Subject: M/SGT ROGER A. GARLICK

Roddy Garlick wrote on September 26, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: BROWSBURG IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any info about my fathers time in Korea

Keywords: M/SGT Roger A Garlick US 51023901



Entry: 82904
Subject: CURIOUS ABOUT THE 633D

Jesse Johnson wrote on April 29, 2012


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I am trying to gather info on the 633d during the time of
25JAN1952 to 20JUL1954. My grandfather was in this unit and he
passed away recently. No one in the family knows anything about
his time there.



Entry: 79556
Subject: 633RD. ENGR.1969 AGENT ORANGE

Lupe Martinez wrote on July 7, 2011


City and State: EDINBURG TX

Unit: 633RD. CAMP STANLEY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: what luck we got with this agent orange crap. 



Entry: 77636
Subject: 633RD ENGR CO

McDermott Gibson wrote on January 27, 2011


City and State: LILLINGTON NC

Unit: 633RD ENGR CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I WAS SENIOR DOZER AND 290M OPERATOR BY OCT 1967,MOST OF THE BEFORE MENTIONED NAMES HAD ALREADY DEROS FROM THE UNIT.WE DID A LOT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS FOR THE KOREAN PEOPLE. ONE JOB I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WAS THE KOREANS BUILDING THE NEW PRISON RIGHT OUTSIDE THE MAIN GATE AT STANLEY. THE PRISONERS WERE LAYING THE BLOCKS. WE WERE DOING THE EARTHMOVING AND GRADING,THE VIBRATIONS FROM THE 290MS CAUSED ONE OF THE WALLS TO COLLASPE. IT FELL OVER ON THE PRISONERS,LUCKILY THEY HAD ONLY MINOR SCRAPES AND BRUISES. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE 18 MONTHS I SPENT IN THE 633RD ENGR CO. I SAW THE CAMP AGAIN IN 83 ON MY THIRD TOUR IN KOREA. NO ENGRINEER UNITS ONLY ARTILLERY.

Keywords: PRIMARY and SECONDARY ROCK CRUSHERS, TD-20 and TD-24 DOZERS.830M TRACTOR/SCRAPER,3/4 Y/D SHOVEL FRONT.SITES WERE AT 5Y,3Y,3T. RIVER RUN ROCK WAS THE STONE WE CRUSHED,FOR THE ROK ARMY.OPERATORS NAMES CHANDLER,GIBSON,GARRET, PLATZ,ST CLAIR,KNOX,MCCALL,HALL AND A LOT MORE NAMES.



Entry: 77143
Subject: 633RD ENG.

Charles Kent wrote on December 16, 2010


City and State: THEODORE AL

Unit: 633RD. ENG.

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: looking for members of the 633rd eng. 2nd plotoon . sgt dent platoon sargent 2nd lt crumholtz , first sgt. alfonse brown capt sparks company comander 1968-1969 charles kent 251-379-8016

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Entry: 74281
Subject: 633 ENGINEER LIGHT EQUIP CO

Theresa Douglas (Lopes) wrote on April 9, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for ANY information and/or persons assigned to the 633rd Engineer Light Equipment Company, during the Korean War 1950-1953. My dad was assigned to this company, and although he is still living, is very reluctant to share his experiences from over there.

Keywords: 633 Engineer Light Equipment Co
Korean War
1950-1953
US Army



Entry: 72927
Subject: THE KOREAN WAR PROJECT

Glen Fister wrote on December 29, 2009


City and State: DELTA CO

Unit: 633 ENGRS COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: THERE WAS ABT. 7-8 OF USE and I REMIMBERD EA. and EVERY 1.
OF US TILL A FEW YRS LATER I HAD 11- ABDOMNAL MAGER OPERATIONS DURING THIS TIME I LOST MY MEMORY MOST OF
2-YRS THERE ARE A LOT OF MY WAS FRIENDS STILL GONE
FROM MY MEMORY TILL I SEE THEM THEN AT THAT VERY
MOMENT THERE THEY ARE BACK IN MY MEMORY JUST LIKE THEY
WER NEVER GONE STRANGE BUT ITS A FACT.

Keywords: LOOKING FOR EQUIPTMENT OPERATERS THAT WENT T.D.Y.NORTH
FROM 633 ENGRS./ CAMP STANLEY A-PRIMARY and A-SECONDARY
ROCK CRUSHERS 4-TD-24sW/SKRAPERS,FRONT BLADES ALL CABL
25-TON TR/TRLR MABE AN830-M,SELF LOADING SKRAPER; WE
LIVED IN A TENT POSTED OUR OWN GAURD.ONE OPERATER WAS
MARVIN JACKSON (MOOSE).YRs 66-68 .



Entry: 72212
Subject: 633RD 1969 AGENT ORANGE

Wesley Johnson wrote on November 5, 2009


City and State: RAPID CITY SD

Unit: 633RD ENGINEER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to talk with anyone who was at Camp Stanley in 1969.



Entry: 71849
Subject: NOVEMBER 1966 - DECEMBER 1067

Marvin Jackson wrote on October 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 633RD ENGINEER COMPANY - KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Glen and I are looking for vets we served with during 1966-67 in Camp Stanley, Korea.

Keywords: Glen Fister



Entry: 71763
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE 633RD.

Floyd Hicks wrote on September 25, 2009


City and State: FAIRFIELD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, T-4, Floyd P. Hicks, served with the 633rd at Fort Lewis, Washington, in 1947. I would like to know what shoulder patch he wore. None of my pictures show the patch. I know that our neighbor was in the 2nd Infantry Division and wore the Indian Head, but my father did no wear the same patch. I was only 8 years old at the time.

Keywords: Shoulder Patch worn??



Entry: 71339
Subject: 633RD ENGINEER CO. LE

Mike Heinze wrote on August 19, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I would like to get any information on the history and activities of the 633rd Engineer Co. in Korea from late 1950 to late 1951



Entry: 71049
Subject: LOOKING FOR VETS 9/1950 TO 11/1951

Sam Dibello SR. wrote on July 28, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 633ENGINEER LT EQUIP CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for someone that was in ft lewis. washington
form july 1948 till july 1950 in the 633 engineer light equip. co

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Entry: 70334
Subject: 1952-53

Albert (Al) Swan wrote on May 27, 2009


City and State: RANCHO MIRAGE CA

Unit: 633RD LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: 1169th Combat Engineers
633rd Light Equipment Co.
I corp Dump



Entry: 68788
Subject: 633RD ENGINEER LIGHT EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Robert Fisher wrote on January 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALEM OH

Unit: 633RD LIGHT EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I would like to get information on history of unit and if you know of any reunions and dates of reunions.

Keywords: Edward L Duke was personal friend,



Entry: 68640
Subject: 633RD ENGR CO LIGHTER FOR SALE ON EBAY

Karl Bremer wrote on January 11, 2009


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: There is a cool lighter with a raised insignia of the 633rd Engr Co on it for sale at eBay. You won't see one like this again. Go here to check it out:

http://tinyurl.com/9po7u9

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Entry: 68627
Subject: 633RD SONG SON NI

Michael O. (Mike) Freeman wrote on January 10, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 633RD LIGHT EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: stationed 633rd 1960, 61 62 ran huber warco road grader,dozer,dozer/scraper. anyone from that time period give me aholler.

Keywords: have blade will grade



Entry: 62437
Subject:

Samuel Jonas wrote on September 27, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: BAMAKO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: looking to get ur urgently responds

Keywords: dear sir
urgently looking for military equipment company in nort kora



Entry: 59404
Subject: K-52 YANGGU AIRFIELD

Floyd King JR. wrote on December 24, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: JOHNSTOWN NY

Unit: 630TH ENGINEERS COMPANYLE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I would like to talk to someone who was there or knew of this airfield

Keywords: K-52 Yanggu Airfield



Entry: 53100
Subject: 1964/1965

Bob Dandeneau SR. wrote on September 11, 2005


City and State: KINGSLAND GA

Unit: 633RD ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 50047
Subject: KOREA,1952-53

Albert (Al) Swan wrote on April 8, 2005


City and State: RANCHO MIRAGE CA

Unit: 633RD LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: It has been over 50 years, so names don't come easy, most everyone would be in their 70's. I still have some pictures. I spent eighteen months six days over there. My CO was Capt. Arthur O Beer.

Keywords: 1169th Combat Engineers
633rd Light Equipment Co.
I corp Dump



Entry: 49600
Subject: TRYING TO FIND MY MASH RECORDS,

Robert Langins SR. wrote on March 17, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: JIMBOOMBA QL

Unit: 1ST. BATTALION R.A.R.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was wounded and taken to the Norwegian mash unit and cannot find my medical records could
you please help me.
thanking you corp. Robert Langins

Keywords: Australian 1St. Battalion



Entry: 46338
Subject: CHINESE AMMO SUPPLIES UNDER GARDENS

George E. Sawyer wrote on October 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: ARMY RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The company area received a lot of small arms fire from across the river at Tocdshon-Ni.As a react team, we used a 2 1/2 ton truck with a ring mount and .50 caliber machine gun as center of force and troops deployed behind and to the side. After we got into the village,could not find the weapons or persons. Leekye Jung,my interpeter talked with the village chief.He didnt like the answers.Lekye had been an agent in what was equivilent to our Secret Service and spoke excellent english. Anyway Leekye hit the mayor in the mouth with a butt stroke.Immediately the old man babbled information. The men then went to gardens planted with raddishes,cabbage,garlic etc located throughout the village and dug along the sides to uncover rope handles. When the "garden" maybe 4 feet x 6 feet were lifted,underneath were large supplies of chinese small arms ammo and hand grenafdes and mines all boxed and ready as a supply point if the Chinese army made another attack. Called in the National Police who tied up and marched the village occupants down the road to a railroad station. Lt "Rip"Collins,a classmate from my O.C.S. Class brought a pltn from 10th Engr Bn,3rd Inf Div. to help haul off and blow up the ammo. The Chinese never attacked during my time there ,but I have always known that that ammo could have cost a number of G.I. lives and know we did a good job. Essayons.

Keywords: TOWN OF TOCDUSHON-NI



Entry: 41463
Subject: WHO WORKED WITH ROBERT BURDETT

William Oliver wrote on March 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I dont know much about my grandfather and niether does my mother. I know he served as a heavy equiptment operator or mech. in the Korean War. Stories have been told about him and his heroic efforts in saving his plattoon by hiding them at a Girlfriend house while under attack from the enemy in Korea. Please it would mean the would to find out the whole stories and how it happened.

thank for Listening Sgt Oliver USMC

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Entry: 40236
Subject: MARILYN MONROE VISIT

Carrilee Jeffries wrote on January 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad Louis Guercio played the piano when Marilyn sang for the troops. Mom had pictures but lost them. It has been very difficult for her as she lost dad unexpectidly during surgery. If anyone has a picture of my dad on stage w/ Marilyn can you email me? It would mean the world to my mom and all of her children and granchildren

Keywords: Help PLEASE!!



Entry: 40002
Subject: NEED INFO ON OLD 'CABLE-OVER' DOZERS

Doug Skillman wrote on January 15, 2004


City and State: WEST VALLEY CITY UT

Unit: 279TH EN DET (UTIL), 416TH ENCOM

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm in the process of building a minature of the old "cable-over" dozers used in WWII and later Korea. Can anyone point me in the direction of line drawings or photos of these dozers?? thanks ahead of time!

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Entry: 37037
Subject: CWO DONALD C. BREEZE

Susan L. Nied wrote on September 20, 2003


City and State: LIBERTYVILLE IL

Unit: 633 ENGINEER LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father CWO Donald C. Breeze served in Korea with the 633rd Jan.-Dec., 1953. He was a member of the Illinois National Guard 135th Combat Engineering 44th Inf Div serving at Camp Cooke, CA in 1952. I am interested in any information about the 633rd during this time, where in Korea they served, etc. Also, I would like to hear from anyone who may have know my father. In October, 2003 I will be attending a reunion of the 44th Inf Div in Peoria, IL.

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Entry: 36500
Subject: MARILYN MONROE - KOREA - FEB. 1954

Bill Altman wrote on August 26, 2003


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am searching for photos, interesting stories (such as the one by Robert McMillan), etc. of Marilyn Monroe in Korea and visiting the U.S. hospitals in Japan in Feb. 1954

Keywords: Marilyn Monroe - Korea - Feb. 1954



Entry: 35429
Subject: MARILYN MONROE'S VISIT

Robert R. (Bob) McMillan wrote on July 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 633 ENGINEER EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: We supplied the water trucks to keep the dust down when Marilyn Monroe visited in , I beleive , Feb. 1954. She entertained at Camp Casey , and she can regulary be seen in Biography or Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" with a low cut purple dress. Please note that you will see no dust on her.

Keywords: Near Camp Casey



Entry: 32786
Subject: NAME OF COMMANDER OR 633RD COMBAT

Richard Bennnett SR. wrote on March 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: DREXEL HILL PA

Unit: 633RD COMBAT ENGINEER COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: MY DAD CAN'T REMEMBER THE COMPANY COMMANDERS NAME FOR THE 633RD COMBAT ENGINEER COMPANY IN THE 8TH ARMY I-CORE.

I AM HIS DAUGHTER AND HE NEVER TALKED ABOUT THE WAR UNTIL ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO ONLY WHEN HE WAS ASKED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. TALKING ABOUT IT MUCH MORE NOW.

HE CAN'T REMEMBER ANYONE EXCEPT A MILLION CHINESE LYING IN THE TRENCHES. HE RAN OUT OF BULLETS DURING COMBAT AND CLAIMS HE HAD TO USE HIS FORK AND KNIFE TO SURVIVE. I DON'T BELIEVE HIM.

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Entry: 32471
Subject: AWARD OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL

George E. Sawyer wrote on March 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: 633RD ENGINEER LIGHT EWUIPMENT CO.

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FRPM AmR William R.Westlake who states he is a military historian with a field of specialization in British orders,decorations and medals awarded to American servicemen for WW II and Korea. He was intrested in two members of the 633rd who were awarded the British Empire Medal.Corpotral Ronald Lee Myers (RA 19402994) and Sgt Elie Samuel Rosenbloom (US 51087221)Iam asking the local Veterans Administration to attempt to locate these veterans and get them in touch with Mr Westlake.. well done and ESSAYON.

Keywords: Tocduchon-Ni



Entry: 28117
Subject: 633 RD ENGINEEER LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO.

George E. Sawyer wrote on September 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: 74TH ENGINEER HEAVY EQUIPMENT CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: For the men in the unit and for historians,military buffs etc,here is a salute to a real soldier. My platoon sergeant was one of the old regular army,hell on wheels type.SFC Hudspeth (better known as sgt headspace) was captured at BATTAN and ended up in a Japanese POW camp in Yong Dong Po, KOREA. Once the platoon was set up in quarters in a factory in Yong Dong Po and the sergeant wanted to show me a local area. Seems that in a local building there was a bar and brothel where the JAP officers like to hang out. As part of the good will between the shop owner and the prostitutes with the Jap officers,a work detail was sent each day from the POW camp to scrub down the whore house.Headspace related that the owner hated G.I.s;beat them ,stood on thir heads and forced them down into the mess on the floor and generally berated them.The Japanese guards delighgted in this mistreatment and used their rifle butts to carry out the owners orders, When the U.S.Army arrived in Yong Dong Po,the internees were released. SFC Hudspeth spied immediately,a jeep with a five gallon jerry can full of gasoline. He immediately borrowed the gasoline and walked down to the whore house;poured it on and burned the bar. He was then arrested and charged with arson. The next day,charges were dropped. In a 24 hour period,Headspace had gone from POW to releasee,to arsonist,to arrest and charges.to a free man. He was a great platoon sergeant and taught me a lot. The men in the platoon knew better than cross him. One hard head was put in a six by six detail. A few hours later when headspace went to check op the digging,he found the soldier had taken a couple of refugees from the road and had them digging his punishment detail and worst,was holding a gun on the frightened refugees. I dont know what thae sergeant did to that kid but,when I went by the hole some time later,he was way deep in the ground and throwing dirt way up;all the time singing;my daddy died in the pen;Ill die in the pen. Headspace was one of those old soldiers who make young shavetails into soldiers. Probably not too many of them around today and it is a shame.

Keywords: Yong Dong PO



Entry: 28036
Subject: 633ENGINEER CO.

George E. Sawyer wrote on September 4, 2002

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City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: 633 ENGINEER LIGHT EQUIPMENT CO,

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: you haave a lot correct about the company;the location andother units nearby.We supported the engineer units in the I corp area to includethe English COMMONWEALTH Div,the TURKISH Brigade,the 1stMARINE Div,1st CAV Div,24th Div,25th Div and took up special projects to relieve troops when the 45th (thunderbird) Div.(Oklahoma National Guard)and the 40th (sunburst) (California Natiional Guard) came on line. A book could be written about this operation. We also supported the 1169th Combat Group Hq. a National Guard Unit from Alabama. Group was made up of the 1092nd Combat Engineer Bn.(West Virginia National Guard) 151 Combat Engineer Bn (Alabama National Guard) ,THE 14TH Combat Engineer Bn.(regular army). The 633 Engineer Light Equipment Company was regular army and was stationed at Ft.Lewis,Washington prior to being ordered to KOREA. During the retreat in April 1951,some of the equipment operators were so far forward that low boys could not get to them in time. Sgt Shultz walked and I mean walked a D-8 back from the 38th to Yong Dong PO. Every bolt was loose and the cat was almost a third echelon rebuild job but,the men pulled it back together and back to war. Shultz got a purple heart when his tracks "found" a landmine. Fortunately,he had on his steel helmet for he was working under a blown concrete bridge. He bounced off the underside of the bridge aand dented his helmet. A NOTE about the Norwegian MASH Hospital;the commander was one of,if not the best brain and head surgeons in Norway and his deputy was the best stomach surgeon in Sweden and the Nurses had an average of 20 years experience. One of my G.I.s went off his rocker and had the strength of a bull ox.It took 6 men to restrain him on a stretcher. I thought the nurses might get hurt when we took him in for sedation. Those nurses were strong and professional and got him under control in a minute.I do have a few photos of the men and our living conditions and some of the projects.

Keywords: BUZZSAW






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