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Entry: 94595
Subject: 6TH BATTALION HISTORY DISPLAY FOR 66TH ARMORED REGIMENT 3RD BN HQ

Chris Cairns wrote on May 8, 2017


City and State: MANHATTAN KS

Unit: 3RD BATTALION, 66TH ARMORED REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I'm the unit historian for the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, and I'm looking for any living Korea Veterans who can provide photographs and information. We'd love to incorporate that into our BN HQ historical collection. We'd also like to receive video recordings of veterans' memories of combat actions for posterity.

Keywords: Task Force Growdon, Operation Tomahawk, Operation Courageous, Battle of Chipyong-Ni, 6th Tank Battalion, M46 Patton Tanks



Entry: 94089
Subject: 6TH MTB (DOG CO,)

Kenneth Sharp IV wrote on December 13, 2016


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: DOG CO 6TH BATTALION MEDIUM TANK

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello:
I am interested in finding information on my grand father. He passed away in 1985. I want to know what happened during his time in Korea. My grandfather was 1st LT Kenneth Sharp
service # O-0947807 Troop element CV Div Arc M Tnk Bn Unit 6 was injured May 13th 1951 by missile attack then was a POW from May to April. I do not understand why such a short time? He was awarded POW medal. I think he was in the valley of death battle at rear. I have record that states he was a casualty in S Korea. I think info is wrong. My father says he was the only one to escape from Chinese after capture? If anyone has any info. I would like to hear from you. Thank you for your service.

Keywords: Dog company 6th medium tank battalion



Entry: 93894
Subject: LOOKING FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD

Douglas Beatty wrote on October 26, 2016


City and State: MIDDLETOWN VA

Unit: NON MILITARY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking to talk with any veteran who served with my father, James Edward Beatty in the 6th Tank BN. He is deceased and my family is trying to find out information on his service in Korean. Thanks for your help and God Bless you for your service.

Keywords: Nickname: Jimmy
Personal friend: 1st cousin Kenneth Legge, who served in the infantry. He was wounded over there also.



Entry: 93863
Subject: LOOKING FOR VETS THAT SERVED WITH MY DAD

Craig Galowitsch wrote on October 17, 2016


City and State: FRISCO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello All!

First Thank you for your service!!!! I am looking to see if I can find anyone who served with my Dad Joseph S Galowitsch. If so please reach out to me

Thank you,

Craig Galowitsch

Keywords:



Entry: 93797
Subject: LOOKING FOR A VET

Rex Thurman wrote on October 1, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Is there anyone that remembers me?

Keywords:



Entry: 92983
Subject: FRANK BALLESTERO- COMPANY C /D

Frank Ballestero wrote on April 9, 2016


City and State: SANGER CA

Unit: 6TH TANK BN COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My name is Frank Ballestero. Originally from Pacoima, California. I'm looking for Joe Gonzales from Hollister California, Willie Wilson, and Julius Webster. We served together in 1952. I was the tank commander and gunner. I can be reached at this email address of my daughter, Darlene Ballestero-Pirotte.

Keywords:



Entry: 90957
Subject: 6TH TANK BN. MUNSAN NI KOREA 55-56

Donald Anderson wrote on April 12, 2015


City and State: CHAGRIN FALLS OH

Unit: CO.A 6TH TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Remembering Micky mouse corners.the village across the river from our compound.road marches.uso shows 3 day passes to Seoul.

Keywords: Platoon leaders tank alamo



Entry: 90954
Subject: 6TH TANK BN. MUNSAN NO KOREA 55-56

Donald Anderson wrote on April 11, 2015


City and State: CHAGRIN FALLS OH

Unit: CO A 6TH TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Remembering Mickey mouse corners village across the river road marches uso shows 3 day passes to Seoul

Keywords: Platoon leaders tank alamo



Entry: 87638
Subject: ANYONE IN 6TH MEDIUM TANK DIVISION

Robert O'Neil wrote on November 11, 2013


City and State: NY

Unit: 6TH TANK BATALLION 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served in Korean war with the people listed above. most worked
on trucks and tanks as a mechanic. looking for any photos,
information, or lost friends from this time.

Keywords: 6th tank batallion 24th infantry, Kumaw Valley, Reservoir,
mechanic, friends with Paul Reiser, Eddie Allen, Johnny Lewis,
Fred anda Gerald Nix of Texas



Entry: 86954
Subject: 6 TANK BN, 24 INFANTRY DV, 34TH REGIMENT 1953-1954

Flor Luna wrote on August 9, 2013


City and State: WINSTON NM

Unit: 6 TANK BN, 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 34TH REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am posting this for my father in law Flor Luna. He is
interested in locating old friends. He was a tank operator and
from a ranch in New Mexico. Please write to him at the above
address.Or send a e-mail to my email and I will pass it on.
Thank you for your service.

Keywords: Tank Comander Robert Taylor



Entry: 86308
Subject: 76 TANK BATTALION PATCH 1955 TO1958

William Fizzard wrote on May 26, 2013


City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: CO. C 76 TANK BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for the names of the members of company C during

the years1955 /1956 .I would also like to get a 76 tank

battalion patch.

Keywords:



Entry: 84411
Subject: FATHER PASSED AWAY 2012

Joe Bartles wrote on October 12, 2012


City and State: CLAREMORE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I MUST SADLY REPORT THAT MY FATHER CLEO BARTLES HAS
PASSED AWAY ON 9 SEP 2012, 3 DAYS SHORT OF HIS 88TH
BIRTHDAY.

Keywords: C COMPANY 6TH MED TANK BN



Entry: 83384
Subject: SON OF FRANK HAND

Alan Hand wrote on June 18, 2012


City and State: TOXEY AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Frank Hand is now 83 and went to Korea in Jul 1950
leaving Camp Hood with Cpt Johnnie Hiers, Cpl John Trautman, and
Cpl John Calhoun. Any one that knows of the unit missions during
this time, I would love to hear from. My father is trying to remember
the things he went through and piece together the events he tried so
long to not think about. Any one that can provide details please let
me know.

Keywords: 2nd Plt., Dog Company, 6th Tank Bn.



Entry: 81577
Subject: FORMER 68TH VETERANS 51-52

Trish McIntosh Ross wrote on January 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit: D COMPANY, STAFF S4

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad is going to be 90 yrs old this next yr and as
I was reading him some of these posts he was
remembering all kind of stories. He served in the
Army for 32 yrs and entered as a private and retired
as a Col. Even taught at West Point for a while.
He'd love to hear from anyone that remembers him. He
remembers quite a few guys. Bierwirth and Clark were
good friends. and if anyone remembers the story
about the apple basket let me know.

Keywords: Capt James (mac) McIntosh; D company 6th batallion



Entry: 80376
Subject: 15,FEB. 1951

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on September 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: An organized and armored Task Force of 23 US Army
tanks in a regimental column, made up of M-46 tanks of
the 6th.Battalion,"D" Company, and M4A3 tanks from the
70th.Tank Battalion, with men from L/3/5 aboard the
tanks on the move. The tanks ran with 50-yard
intervals between them. South of Chipyong-ni, the tank
column entered a 150-yard long deep road-cut, with
steep embankments 30-feet high, and on the right(east)
side was Hill-397. There was a sudden flare-up of CCF
gun-fire. The CCF hit the tank column with mortars,
(American) bazookas,bangalore torpedoes,satchel
charges,grenades, and small arms. A bazooka round
struck the point tank, hitting the top of the turret,
wounding tht tank commander LT.Lawrence
L.DeSchweinitz,the gunner CPL.Donald P.Harrell, and
the loader PVT.Joseph Galard, but the tank, as well
as SFC.James Maxwell's 2nd., and the 3rd. tank all
cleared the cut. The 4th.tank had a bazooka round
penetrate the armor, and explode the ammunition in the
ready racks inside the tank. The tank started to burn.
The men in the fighting compartment, CPT.Johnnie M.
Hiers(6th.Tank Battalion"D" Company Commander), CPL.
John E.Trautman, and PFC.Micheal Lamagna were killed.
The tank driver, CPL.John A.Calhoun was severely
burned, but heroically kept the tank going, until it
cleared the cut, thus leaving a clear path for the
remaining tanks in the column, which ran this
murderous gauntlet without loss, and moved on to save
the garrison at Chipyong-ni.-------------------------

Keywords: 6th. MED. Tank Battalion------------------------------
15,FEB.1951---CHIPYONG-NI, KOREA



Entry: 77232
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON ALBERT HANSON - DIED AS POW

Joann Aziz (Hanson) wrote on December 25, 2010


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: This is my uncle, missing in action. He was with a tank division. I don't remember what year it was but it was in the 50's. I was about 3 years old or so.
I might have a male relative who can submit DNA sample. It would be his nephew; my cousin. I would need to try and contact him for this information. He's in Florida. Please let me know what I can do to contribute to this.

Keywords:



Entry: 76775
Subject: 6TH TANK BATT. JAPAN1952-1953

Bobby Hall wrote on November 14, 2010


City and State:

Unit: MOTOR POOL

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I was at camp Mcnair Motor pool sgt.Dont remember many of the guys names. We had the old m-4-a3s tanks and lived in half tents. Iam now 78 years y old If there is any of you guys left out there e-mail me.

Keywords:



Entry: 76289
Subject: SOLDIERS WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD, LEROY (COTTON) WHITECOTTON

Laura Whitecotton wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 36 CALVARY TANK DIV IN JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I want to comunicate with Guys who served with my Dad Leroy Whitecotton (Cotton) who lived in West Virginia. Just want to comunicate with someone who served with him while in Japan. I don't remember to much as I was about 7 or 8 years old but have wondered about what and when, I remember stories but would love to hear more. I do remember his Friend he talked about, his name was "Hotrod". Hope someone out there can help me in rememberance of my Dad. Thanks Laura Whitecotton O'Brien

Keywords:



Entry: 75666
Subject: LOOKING FOR VETS C-COMPANY 6TH TANK BATTALION MEDUIM

Jenero Baltierra wrote on July 31, 2010


City and State:

Unit: C-COMPANY 2ND PLATTON 6TH TANK BATTAILLON 24TH INF

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for any Vets that are still with us. My records were those lost in fire. Trying to find information on fellow Vets.

Keywords: Joe Gonzales,(Johnny On The Spot)
Clay Witt



Entry: 74987
Subject: WILLIAM GONZALES

Frances Candelaria wrote on June 6, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 6TH TANK BAT.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, William Gonzales was in Korea in 1950 and again in 1951-1952 with the 6th tank bat. and shipped out of ft. hood Texas. they called him Willie and he was pfc then, but retired as a SFC...he is turning 80 this year and I would like to if anyone remembers him and if any of his buddies are still alive. My dad lost his best friend, Roy Knox Culpepper, in Korea in 1950 when his tank hit 2 mines.

Keywords: Army 6th Tank Bat. Korea



Entry: 73719
Subject: DONALD MORRISON

Mark Morrison wrote on February 26, 2010


City and State: MOUNT AIRY MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Donald Morrison just died 2-23-10 and had told of taking part in Task Force Crombez, the armored column to relieve the isolated and exposed 23rd infantry at Chipyong-ni.

I was trying to find someone who may have known him. I believe he was a tank gunner. He was in the 9th tank in the Crombez task force armored column. My Uncle (Jim Mallette) was in the 8th tank. Any information is appreciated. The WWII and Korean Vets seem to be few left.

Keywords: 6th medium tank 24th infantry detached. Task Force Crombez



Entry: 72130
Subject: LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES

Eugene Neice wrote on October 29, 2009


City and State: TERRE HAUTE IN

Unit: 6TH TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Friends Billy Fomby.Sgt.Pught Cpl Michaels ,Wojciehiski,Skelly.Cap.Smith,Lt,Reifgh,Master sgt.Ison I would like to hear from ,or hear about any of the guys from those days,

Keywords: Gene ,Tank M4-A1 M46 Stationed in Korea 1952 1953



Entry: 71488
Subject: JAMES SWISHER

Foster Barton wrote on September 2, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hello, I am an Iraq veteran trying to find anyone who knows my friend, James Swisher. He was in H.Q. Co. 6 med tank, 24th Div. He fought in Korea from 1951 to 1952. He was injured and trying to seek some records for benefits. If you can help please email me

Keywords: James Swisher, H.Q. Co. 6 med tank, 24th Div. fought in Korea 1951 to 1952.



Entry: 70451
Subject: 6TH TANK BATTALION

Bruce Bierwirth wrote on June 5, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: NJ

Unit: 6TH TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anyone who knew my dad during the 6th Tank Battalions time at Ft. Hood or in Korea 1951. Want some more stories to share with his grandkids.



Entry: 68779
Subject:

Thomas OLeary wrote on January 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: GARDNER MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Thomas Oleary is my father and was part of this unit during the Koren War. He is very much alive and living in Gardner MA

Keywords:



Entry: 67600
Subject:

Thomas Lyke wrote on October 23, 2008


City and State: TEXAS CITY TX

Unit: D CO. 2ND PLAT. 6TH TANK BN. 24TH DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: POW Captured 25th April 1951 at Kapyong held for 28 Months Released 28th Aug. 1953



Entry: 67307
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN C COMPANY 6TH TANK BN FROM 1950-1951

Anthony Tomeo wrote on September 24, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 24TH INF DIV. 6TH TANK BN CO. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with me.

Keywords:



Entry: 65679
Subject: DOES ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING ON THE 8TH AIRBORNE RANGER CO.

Clifford Shorts wrote on May 20, 2008


City and State: CARNEGIE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 64127
Subject: 6TH TANK BATTALION, 24TH DIVISION

Dick Satterwaite wrote on February 2, 2008


City and State: STRONGSVILLE OH

Unit: C CO., 6TH TANK BATTALION, 24TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in C Company, 6th Tank Battalion in 1952 and 1953 and am interested in the history of the unit and others who may have served with me.

Keywords: History of 6th Tank Battalion during the Korean War.



Entry: 63115
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON KLEIN

Raymond Klein wrote on November 21, 2007


City and State: CLARKSVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I'm trying to locate any one that might know my dad. His name is Arthur W. Klein. As far as i know he served between '47-'53 not sure exactly though. I know that he went to Korea on the USS Lynx and was stationed either at or near Imjim Pass. (well thats what he called it). If Im not mistaken he was in the 6th Cav. Armored Tank Division. I know that he caught shrapnel on his left side. He was tall and lanky, and lived in Queens, N.Y. I have some Pictures but no stories to go with them. I'm looking for any info. Thanks.

Keywords: Imjim Pass, '47-'53, 6Th Cav. Korea, tank unit



Entry: 62492
Subject: 6TH MEDIUM TANK BN

Henry Byorum JR. wrote on October 3, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Henry Byorum was Commander of the 6th Tnk Bn in 1951.
His tank was named the "Hornet" Anybody have a recollection of an
incursion labled " Task Force Byorum" in the KUMHWA Valley during
that year? Was the column ambushed by the Chinese there or at some
other place?

Thanks

Keywords: KUMHWA Valley



Entry: 61469
Subject: RANK INFORMATION

Roy D. Welch wrote on June 30, 2007


City and State:

Unit: CO. A, 6TH MED. TANK BN, 24TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: 6th Tank Bn. photos

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rdwelch@swbell.net/album?.dir=/59e7 and .src=ph and .tok=phOSZ_GBWzCo1kvG
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rdwelch@swbell.net/album?.dir=/eb2d and .src=ph and .tok=phhRZ_GBppXP1kvG

Keywords:



Entry: 58973
Subject: LOOKING FOR KOREA VETS WHO KNEW 1LT ROBERT D. WILCOX

John Wilcox wrote on September 21, 2006


City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to learn more about the Korean military service of my father, Robert D. Wilcox. I believe he was a 1st Lt. platoon leader with A Company, 6th Medium Tank Battalion. Sadly, he passed away before he told me much about his time during the war, and I would like to be able to perpetuate his memory with my own son. Any help would be most appreciated.

Keywords: A Company, 6th Medium Tank Battalion



Entry: 58885
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN CO A 6TH TANK BN OCT. 1951-53

Edward Rondal Gayheart wrote on September 14, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEXINGTON OH

Unit: 6TH TANK BN/ 24TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Also with the 5th RCT Unit 4 Aug. 1951-Oct.1951

Keywords: Was at Punchbowl,Kumaw Valley, Nick name "Red", and other ones that I can't remember



Entry: 58113
Subject: CO. A 6TH TANK BN

Edward Rondal Gayheart wrote on July 16, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEXINGTON OH

Unit: CO. A 6TH TANK BN (MED)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would there happen to be a mailman or a Comm.Chief that was with the 6th Tank Bn. Sept./Oct. 1951 that might possibly have a "roster" of names in that Unit?
Would appreciate any thing along this line.

Keywords:



Entry: 57903
Subject: LOOKING FOR FELLEW TANK MEMBER,S

James Scully wrote on June 30, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: LILLIAN AL

Unit: 6/TH TANK BATT. CO. A 3/R PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in Korea from July 1950 until July 1951. I am looking for my Platoon Sgt. Felix Baker I do not know where He was from. But I think some place in the South.I would like hearing from any one who might have been in our 3/rd Platoon 6/th Tank Batt. Co. A. James P Scully

Keywords: 6/th Tank Batt. Co. Cpt. Moss.Platoon Sgt Felix Baker.Cpl. Harvanicah.



Entry: 57812
Subject: LOOKING FOR EX MEMBERS OF CO. A

Ralph G. Green SR. wrote on June 26, 2006


City and State: SALISBURY MD

Unit: CO. A 6TH TANK BN KOREA 1955 MUNSAN-NI

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for past members of my company ie: Walter Quinn, Thomas Was etc. who served with me in 1955

Keywords: personal friends



Entry: 57811
Subject: LOOKING FOR EX MEMBERS OF CO. A

Ralph G. Green SR. wrote on June 26, 2006


City and State: SALISBURY MD

Unit: CO. A 6TH TANK BN KOREA 1955 MUNSAN-NI

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for past members of my company ie: Walter Quinn, Thomas Was etc. who served with me in 1955

Keywords: personal friends



Entry: 57033
Subject: HQS. COMPANY

Tom Grubbs wrote on May 6, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: 6TH TANK BATTALION (SEP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was Sgt. Major of the 6th Tank Bn. from November 51 until June 53. We were pulled off line in February of 52 and returned to Japan. Headquarters was at South Camp Fuji, although some of our companies were spread out in Japan to support other units of the 24th. In the fall of '52. we were moved to Camp McNair, on the side of Fuji, where our entire unit assembled. In June of 53, we were ordered to return to Korea. Heavy rains and volcanic ash made our movement down from Fuji to Numazu, where we loaded the Battalion on an LST, a treacherous trip. I was due to rotate back to the ZI, but I had the Personnel Sgt. Major pull my records, and I was in the last vehicle to load on. In late July, the armistice was signed and I headed home. There were some great officers and great NCO's in the Battalion, but, we had some duds too. Tom Grubbs

Keywords: S-3 Sgt. Francis X. Gach; Recon M/Sgt Marion D. Henry, alias "Meathead". Personnel Sgt. Major David S. Fall.



Entry: 56556
Subject: WILLIAM RATTERRY

John A. LaMontia SR. wrote on April 6, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAGUNA WOODS CA

Unit: 6TH MED TNK BAT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was the Air Officer for the 6th Med Tank Bat. We went over to Korea within a few weeks after the war started. William(Bill)Ratterry was my Aerial Observer. We were shot down and parachuted together. We lost track of each other. Our aircraft name on the nose was "UGLY WUGLY"



Entry: 55712
Subject: MILITARIA NEEDED FOR DISPLAYS

Michael (Mike) Boggs wrote on February 12, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am trying to put together a collection of patches, uniforms and awards for public displays. I am looking for donations of anything worn by a solidier during the Korean War. If any armed forces member can help out it would be appreciated. I would also like to keep the items donated associated with the soldier that wore it so I may contact you for certain information so I can type up a history. Please pass this information along to others in the armed forces.

Thank you Mike Boggs

Keywords:



Entry: 53875
Subject: C CO 6TH TANK BN

Joe Bartles wrote on November 1, 2005


City and State: CLAREMORE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD CLEO BARTLES IN C COMPANY 6TH TANK BN DURING THE KOREAN WAR. HE IS ALIVE AND KICKING AND WONDERING ABOUT OLD BUDDIES.

Keywords: C COMPANY 6TH TANK BN, KOREA



Entry: 53127
Subject: ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER GERALD PERRY

Wil Perry wrote on September 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOPEWELL VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for someone who may have served with my dad Gerald Perry of baltimore, md. he was in the 24th ID and in the 6th tank batt. 52-3.



Entry: 52907
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A RELATIVE.

Eric Thomason wrote on August 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for information on a relative, Armstead, Millard G. possible rank was SFC. I believe he was 6th Armored Calvary. He also possibly did a stint in the Turner Tankers around 1951. Any information helpful. Pretty much all contact was lost with him after his time in Korea.

Keywords: Armstead, Millard G. poss rank SFC.



Entry: 52198
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Ralph G. Green SR. wrote on July 22, 2005


City and State: SALISBURY MD

Unit: A CO 6TH TANK BN, 24TH INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for friends.. Walter C. Quinn, Thomas Was,
Yeskis, Jack Kerr, Bob Galvin.

Keywords: Stationed at Munsan-ni, Korea 1954-1955



Entry: 50622
Subject: PHOTOS OF A COMPANY 6TH MED TANK BN. 1950-51

Leo Vaillancourt SR. wrote on May 6, 2005


City and State: BEVERLY MA

Unit: A CO 6 MED TANK BN. 24TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have some photos of the M46 tank with tiger panited on them from the 1st plt A co 6th Med tank bn 24th Inf Div 1950-51. Also personel.

Keywords: Photos of Korea 1950-51



Entry: 43360
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY COUSIN, MICHAEL LAMAGNA

Yvette Deschaine-Strassburg wrote on May 30, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREER SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: LAMAGNA MICHAEL Rank=PFC Serial Number=RA12340823 Branch=Armored
Military Occupation Specialty=04795 Year of Birth=32 Race=Caucasian
State of Residence=NJ County of Residence=Essex
Unit=6th Tank Bn Division=1st Cav Div Type of Unit=ARC M Tnk Bn
Place of Casualty=South Korea Date of Casualty (yymmdd)=51 02 15
Type of Casualty=Killed in Action
Detail of Casualty=
Group of Casualty=Killed in Action
Evacuation Disposition=
THis is the info I have on my cousin. His father, Sam, has passed away, and his mother, Mary, has Alzhiemers. Niether of them spoke of Michael much, it was too painful. I was wondering if anyone remembers him or spent time with "MIckey", as he was called. I have moved from New Jersey to South Carolina and am trying to find out about various family members. If you can help, or know of someone who can, please email me. I have been told that Michael, my cousin, was a wonderful, warm, funny kid. I wish I had known him. He has always been on my mind for all these years. I wonder what happened to him, if he was scared, if he had friends in battle, if anyone can tell me something about him, it would help me put him to rest. Thanks

Keywords: 6th Tank Bn Div.,ARC M Tnk Bn, killed 2-15-51-Michael Lamagna



Entry: 43256
Subject:

Jim Cowie wrote on May 24, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAUREL BLOOMERY TN

Unit: A CO 6TANK ..24TH. INF.

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: Camp Hogen Japan 1952 ..1953



Entry: 42341
Subject: CO.B-6TH TANK BATT.(AUG.'51-DEC.'52

Joseph DeSantis wrote on April 14, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: EAST MEADOW NY

Unit: COMPANY B - 3RD PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I received my basic training in Armor at Camp
Drum,NY with the 278th Regimental Combat Team
(Tennessee Nat'l Guard). I then shipped overseas
and arrived at Inch'on,Korea(Tent City)in Aug.
'51. I was assigned to'B'Company-6th Tank Batt.
and joined them at Hwachon-Chosuji area.For the
next five months we then moved around the area
known as the'Iron Triangle'(Kumhwa Valley and
Kumsong)giving support to elements of ROK and
24th Inf.Div.-21st Regiment troops. We were
given notice in Jan.'52 that the whole 24th Inf.
Div. was being rotated to Japan and the 40th Div
was replacing us at the front.
'B' Comp. was initially stationed at South
Camp Fuji(near Fujioka train station).After
eight months there-'B'Co. moved to Camp McNair which was located halfway up Mt.Fujiyama. We trained and bivouaced in an area of Japan known as Oh'jojihara. My time to rotate home came in Jan.'53 at which time I left 'B' Company behind in Japan.
Some of the more memorable names I remember from my year and a half with 'B' Co. were;
Lt.FIDLER,MSGT.GREENE,MSGT.'Whitey'TERRELL,Mess
Sgt.PAVELKA,Sgt.CUNNINGHAM,Sgt.PRICE,--also MILLER,BROCK,ANELLI,COLANGELO,HINER,KENNISON and a Korean kid named YONG(who we called Murphy).
My tank #35-third platoon-consisted of Tank Commander GARDNER,gunner Jack WEBSTER(WV),Driver BREWER,Loader HALL and Bow Gunner Myself.

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Entry: 41936
Subject: 6TH TANK, 24TH ID KOREA

Maury Gallagher wrote on March 23, 2004

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Comments: Since I retired from the Navy in 1994 I have been working to document the military service of veterans from my home county in Iowa. I have interviewed and written the service history of over 130 veterans so far. I am currently working with a veteran of the Korean War, Marvin S Hawkins, who served in co. B, 1st platoon of the 6th Tank Battalion from August 1951 until the truce. I like to include some of the history of the unit during the war with these stories, but have been unable to find much history of the 6th TB during the Korean war. Is there a source of this history somewhere?

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