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Entry: 95143
Subject: CAPTAIN PAUL D. MACGARVEY

Tommy Dillard wrote on November 22, 2017


City and State:

Unit: A COMPANY, 70TH TANK BATTALION, 1ST CALVARY DIVISI

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My step father was Captain Paul D. MacGarvey. I have been digging to know as much as I can about his military career. I know he was a commanding officer A company, 70th tank battalion. He was part of the battle for Pyongyang at least on 19 October 1950 because he was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions during that battle. I would like to know more. I am reading the other posts to learn about this amazing history considering we are having so many issues today with Pyongyang 67 years later. Thank You for to all the servicemen for your great service.

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Entry: 95142
Subject: CAPTAIN PAUL D. MACGARVEY

Tommy Dillard wrote on November 22, 2017


City and State:

Unit: A COMPANY, 70TH TANK BATTALION, 1ST CALVARY DIVISI

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My step father was Captain Paul D. MacGarvey. I have been digging to know as much as I can about his military career. I know he was a commanding officer A company, 70th tank battalion. He was part of the battle for Pyongyang at least on 19 October 1950 because he was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions during that battle. I would like to know more. I am reading the other posts to learn about this amazing history considering we are having so many issues today with Pyongyang 67 years later. Thank You for to all the servicemen for your great service.

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Entry: 95130
Subject: CORPORAL WALTER JOHN LANKEN

Jeremy Nelson wrote on November 19, 2017


City and State:

Unit: 70TH TANK BATTALION 1ST CALVARY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was wondering if anyone knew my great uncle corporal Walter John Lanken he was a medic and died in action September 19 1950 saving others lives

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Entry: 94311
Subject: 70 B SHERMAN TANK

Warren Chambers wrote on February 13, 2017


City and State: COVINGTON GA

Unit: 70TH TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello all, My Great uncle Homer Lawson served in the 70th tank Battalion. I'm looking for information on him as well as any who may have served with him. I believe he was a driver in a Sherman tank. I do know he served in the Sherman as I have pictures of him in Korea with his crew sitting on the tank. Jr as we knew him or June Bug did relate a story about the Chinese dressing in US uniforms and getting into foxholes at night with the GIs and having a terrible battle. He lost his hearing in 1 ear due to having the tank he was in knocked out. Any info on Sherman tank unit markings, My Great uncle or enemy soldiers dressing in U.S. uniforms would greatly be appreciated

Keywords: June Bug. Jr. Homer Lawson.



Entry: 88363
Subject: COMPANY C/1952

Jed Burkhart wrote on February 21, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 70TH TANK BTN.

Service or Relationship: Coast Guard Veteran

Comments: My father, Bernard Burkhart served as a platoon Sgt. in C Company, 70th tank btn. 7th Rgt. First Cav. Division in 1952. I am interested in unit actions at that time and if any one may know him. Thank you.

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Entry: 87823
Subject: THUNDERBOLTS IN THE KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on November 28, 2013


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The 70th. Heavy Tank Battalion, honorably acclaimed as the Oldest U.S. Regular Army
Armored Battalion, nickname, THUNDERBOLTS, motto, STRIKE SWIFTLY, C.O.
LTC. William M. Rodgers, X.O. MAJ. C.J. Shaffer, S-3. MAJ. Jack R. Metzdorf, , severely
understrength, was a support unit for the Armor School at Fort Knox ,Ky, when it was alerted
for movement to San Francisco ,Ca on 07,June 1950, for deployment to Korea. Men were
transferred to the 70th. from other units at Fort Knox, Fort Campbell, Ky and Fort Meade, Md.
The men received about 30 days of tactical training before being deployed. The 70th. embarked by rail on 17,July,1950, arriving at Camp Stoneman, Ca on 20,July,1950. The battalion boarded the USNS General A.W. Brewster-AP-155 at Fort Mason, Ca on 23,July,
1950, their vehicles and equipment was loaded on a separate cargo ship. The 70th. arrived
in the port of Pusan, South Korea on 07, Aug. 1950, their equipment transport arrived at
Pusan on 09, Aug. 1950. The 70th.'s tanks were; M-26 , Pershing, Ford-8-cyl. gas engine,
90 mm M3 gun, and M4A3E8, Sherman, Continental R975Cl air cooled radial gas engine,
76mm M1 gun. The men were quartered at Pusan in an old factory, with no windows. When
the tanks arrived the men worked through the night to reload them on small gauge railroad
cars, and the train took them to Taegu, South Korea. The 70th. Heavy Tank Battalion was to
be assigned to the 24th. Infantry Division, but General Hobart Gay, commander of the 1st.
Cavalry Division had the 70th. attached to his division. On 12, Aug. 1950, the 70th. was in
combat in the Taegu area, to effect a breakout of the Pusan Perimeter. A Company of the
70th. with the 5th. Cavalry Regiment captured several strategic points along the Naktong River, B Company of the 70th. with the 8th. Cavalry Regiment, halted the advance of the
North Koreans west of Taegu, C Company of the 70th. with the 7th. Cavalry Regiment
was launching counter attacks against the North Korean People's Army. Around the same
time as the massacre of the cavalrymen of the 5th., N-W of Waegwan, in the vicinity of
Hill-303, Korean War Crime (KWC-16), on 17-18, Aug.1950, two of the 70th. tanks were
knocked out, and six men of the two tanks were captured, and taken prisoners of war.
Then another atrocity was committed by the North Korean Army, they executed the
six 70th. tankers of the 3rd. Platoon A Company. The men were; Pfc. William N. Eaton,
age-18, Sea Brook, NH--Sgt. Arthur E. Reasor, age-25, Hume, TN--Pfc. Robert L. Simons,
age-23, Marshall, IL--Sgt. Roy Stamm, age-34, Glendale, NY--1st. Lt. Roger N. Trall, age-26,
Homer, MI--Cpl. William M. Williams, age-40, Lancaster, SC . God bless these brave men.



Keywords: THUNDERBOLT--STRIKE SWIFTLY--M-26--M4A3E8--C.O.LTC.W.M. RODGERS--
X.O.MAJ.C.J. SHAFFER--S-3.MAJ.J.R. METZDORF--PFC.W.N. EATON--
SGT.A.E. REASOR--PFC.R.L.SIMONS--SGT.R. STAMM--1st.LT.R.N. TRALL--
CPL.W.M. WILLIAMS--PUSAN PERIMETER--NAKTONG--TAEGU.



Entry: 87195
Subject: LOOKING FOR HELP

Ken Dupre wrote on September 12, 2013


City and State: EASTHAMPTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served with the 70th during Korea until he was wounded
and sent to Japan for recovery. His name is Donald R Dupre. He
was atank commander. Does anyone know him?

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Entry: 85189
Subject: NOVEMBER 2, 1950 - CPL EDWARD PACHECO

Aaron Pacheco wrote on January 12, 2013


City and State: WAREHAM MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that may have served with my
grandfather, Edward Pacheco. He was injured on
November 2, 1950 in North Korea and helped by a North
Korean civilian.

Keywords: 70th, pacheco, edward, delaware



Entry: 85172
Subject: 70TH TANK

Bill Walters wrote on January 9, 2013


City and State: ELIZABETHTOWN KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am trying to find anyone who may have served with my
uncle, Robert l Paulley. He was from Louisville,Ky and best I can tell
he served with the 70th tank div. he went missing on Nov,2 1950.
Thank you for your time and for your service to our country.

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Entry: 79873
Subject: NEW BOOK ABOUT THE 70TH TANK BATTALION KOREAN WAR

John Garbinski wrote on August 4, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: LOST AT YONGDONG is a new book about the 71st (Heavy) Tank Battalion in the Korean War 1950-51. The book also covers some of the battles of the 16th Armored Recon Company as well as the 70th Tank Battalion (which replaced the 71st after they were practically wiped out in combat).

A promotion video for the book is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AxEgOJb8NY

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Entry: 78112
Subject: LENNY SERRANO

Darian Burnett Eloise Ross wrote on March 8, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: JERALD HORN CA

Unit: WESLEY HUBER

Service or Relationship: Other

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Entry: 71292
Subject: TIGER FACE ON FT KNOX PERSHING

William (Bill) Campbell wrote on August 16, 2009


City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just had a conversation with Charley Lemons at Ft Knox Museum. He informs me that you donated the Pershing and requested the tiger markings. This was in response to my inquiry, stating that NO M-26 (or T-26E3) ever wore those markings. I can see your reason, but man, that has really stirred up a big hornet's nest on some heated debates about those Op Killer and Ripper markings. Some are using Ft Knox Pershing as "see, here's one". I served with Tk Co, 31st inf, 7th ID, then we switched to Co E 40th Armor in 1956 in Korea. The took away our 4th platoon and we became part of the 40th Armor. I have limited experience with the old Pershing, but was so happy to get the "new" M-46 and get rid of that damned old Ford V8 water cooled engine. Served many moons with M-46,47,48s and tested the M-60. Drove an M-41 for a while and played with easy 8 Shermans. Didn't get to Korea 'til 56, but still got shot at with everything, cuz nobody told Joe Chink and NKVA that the war was over. I work at Ft Jackson Museum as a volunteer, doing research, upkeep on our tanks etc, modelling-dioramas and guiding visitors. Wish we could find you an M-46. Like to get back in the drivers seat of one muself.

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Entry: 71223
Subject: DID YOU SERVE WITH ANTONIO B.VILLELA

Antonio H. Villela JR. wrote on August 10, 2009


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: (FATHER'S) 70TH TANK BAT B CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was KIA early in the Korean conflict. I want to contact any of his surviving crew member. I'd like
to see if I could find any unit pictures of him. His tank was named "Maria II". He was also a tanker veteran
of World War II. If, any survivng crew members durng that war would like to be contacted

Keywords: 70th Tank Battalion B. Company. Taegue, Korea?
Tank was named Maria II.



Entry: 70095
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMMANDING OFFICER 70TH TANK BATALLION 1951 HEADQUARTERS CO ROBERT GEORGE M.D. THEN PFC

Robert George wrote on May 7, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAPE GIRARDEAU MO.

Unit: HEADQUARTERS CO 70TH TANKADVANCED TEAM TO JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: advanced team to Japan

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Entry: 70094
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMMANDING OFFICER 70TH TANK BATALLION 1951 HEADQUARTERS CO ROBERT GEORGE M.D. THEN PFC

Robert George wrote on May 7, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAPE GIRARDEAU MO.

Unit: HEADQUARTERS CO 70TH TANKADVANCED TEAM TO JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: advanced team to Japan

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Entry: 60038
Subject: SEARCH FOR RECENTLY DISCOVERED MIA'S DAUGHTER

Christine Byers wrote on February 15, 2007


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The body of Sgt. Francis Eugene Lindsay was recently discovered near Unsan, Korea along with seven of his fellow soldiers. I am writing a story on what this recent find means for his three surviving sisters, who have wondered what happened to him for 57 years. They plan to bury him on what would have been his 78th birthday June 7 at Arlington National Cemetery. Unfortunately they believe two other people, or at least one other person, should be there with them and have no idea how to find them. They know their brother married a woman named Doris Gibson Oct. 7, 1948. They have the marriage certificate. Shortly before he went missing, he told his oldest sister they had a daugther. She doesn't recall him giving a name of the child. The Army's investigation turned up no info on the wife or potential child. I'm trying to find any of his army buddies who may remember Sgt. Lindsay's talking about the woman or the child. His sisters said most of his friends died with him the night they were attacked on the night of Nov. 1 to 2, 1950. During the battle the eight soldiers who were discovered with him along with nearly 400 others from the 8th Cavalry Regiment were declared missing or killed in action. Anyone with any remote memory of Sgt. Lindsay mostly known as "Gene" would be helpful for my story. Please contact me at 314-954-8022 if you have any information on this soldier. He was born and raised in Esther, MO know known as Park Hills.

Keywords: Nicknames: "Gene" and "Sonny"



Entry: 54336
Subject: 70TH HEAVY TANK

David Lawson wrote on November 28, 2005


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to find anyone whom remembers serving with a soldier by the name of Ralph Clupper,70th heavy tank battalion that was in Pusan Korea. He beleives he arrived in 1951 and left from Korea coming home through Seattle in 1953.

Keywords: 70th heavy tank served in Korea 1951-1953 trained at Fort Knox



Entry: 51376
Subject: 70TH TANK BATTALION- MT. BALDY OFFENSIVE

Joseph Murine JR. wrote on June 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: UTICA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: To all,
My father, Sgt.Joseph Murine, served with the 70th Tank in the Korean War. He was with a forward line unit most of the time and participated in a number of campaigns, notably, the Mt. "Baldy" battle.
Was anyone on this board involved in that battle ?
If so, did any of you know my dad?

Thank you in advance for your help.
JMurine Jr.

Keywords: Mt. Baldy Offensive



Entry: 49023
Subject: MILITARY FAMILY MSGT JAMES REYNOLDS

James Reynolds SR. wrote on February 18, 2005


City and State: CHESTERFIELD VA

Unit: 1ST STAFF - FACULTY, 365 TRANS BN, 8TH BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my father, SFC or MSGT James A. Reynolds during Korean War. I know he was in 70th Tank Bn, but I don't know what CO.

He passed away in 1979. I have found a few papers with references from Germany, not many from Korean War. I know he was wounded at least once in the 70th

God Bless all Soldiers

Keywords: JR, Desert Storm, AH-64,DLA, DSCR



Entry: 48445
Subject: JAMES R. (PEE WEE) ADWELL

James Houck wrote on January 27, 2005


City and State: LAWRENCEVILLE GA

Unit: 2ND - 3RD TANK BN, USMC

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have info on James R. Adwell, he served in Korea with 70th Tank Bn, 1stCav. I remember when the unit left Ft Knox, I was an 8 year old and I used to visit my uncle Pee Wee before the 70th left for Korea. He used to show me the tanks when I would visit him. I think that he was in a recon element in Korea for the 70th. I remember him telling about an orphan boy that they sort of adopted, he was called "Tommy Tanker" My uncle always wondered what happened to little "Tommy Tanker". Does anyone know? Pee Wee has passed on and I would like to hear from anyone who may knew him.
Thank you,
James D. Houck

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Entry: 47429
Subject: CO. B AUG 1949 - JUNE 1951

Frank R. Armstrong wrote on December 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANFORD NC

Unit: CO.70TH TK. BN. 3RD PLT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: LIKE TO HAVE MEMBERS OF B CO CONTACT ME FOR INFORMATION ON REUNIONS AND WHERE THEY LIVE SO I CAN VISIT THEM. I RETIRED JUNE 1971 AND WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS OLD TIMES. AFTER KOREA I WAS ASSIGNED TO SCHOOL TROOPS AND RETURNED TO THE 223D TANK CO. 40TH DIV. AN SERVER IN THE PUNCHBOWL AREA. FRANK ARMSTRONG M/SGT-MAJOR CO. B
70TH TANK BN. 8TH CAL. REGT.

Keywords: PUSAN-TAGAUE-YELLOW RIVER-PUNCHBOWL: I SERVED WITH BOBBY BURNS, SGT PEREZ, SGT LAMPKIN, SGT DODSON AND MANY OTHERS CAPT BLAKE.



Entry: 47038
Subject: TANKER'S COMBAT BADGE

Henry Bent wrote on November 22, 2004


City and State: WICKENBURG AZ

Unit: B CO 70TH TK BN 8TH CAV REG. 1ST CAV DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for the badge that tank crews wore over their left shirt pocket. The badge was similar to the rifleman's badge but slightly smaller. I lost mine when I moved from Ft Hood,Texas to Los Angeles many years ago. I have had no luck finding one. The badge had the frontal face of a tank with crossed sabers. I have seen the pins that officers wore on their collars, but not the enlisted mans badge. Hope to hear from someone. Thanks. Henry Bent

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Entry: 46423
Subject: TO RAY FROM C COZZA

Constance Cozza wrote on October 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Thanks for the e mail! There was no number in the triangle, although there was something there, although impossible to make out. It was rounded and connected to one the sides of the triangle. He said that he never had it covered over. This tatoo was a secret until his death, and I feel the story has more to do with what happened there than the fact that this was his tank box. I never had the chance to find out. If you can help me I would be very grateful

Keywords: Tank Box Tatoo



Entry: 46418
Subject: 70TH TANK BATTALION, BRAVO CO.

Constance Cozza wrote on October 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father came home from Korea with a triangular shaped tatoo. He would never tell anyone what the tatoo was. Just before his death, he explained to me that it was a tatoo of his tank box and that four other soldiers had the same tatoo. I'm looking for information.

Keywords: Tank Box Tatoo



Entry: 45515
Subject: 70TH REGIMENTAL REUNION IN DANVILLE KY

Malcolm Todd wrote on August 30, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOQUIAM WA

Unit: 2-70TH ARMOR 'IRON TIGERS'

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: We are formerly 2-70th Armor "Iron Tigers" of Desert Storm Association... we are now known as the 70th Regimental Veterans Association and we'd like to invite ANY of you former 70th Reg guys to our annual reunion in Danville Kentucky. We have our reunions in the summer and the 2005 reunion date has not been decided just yet, but if you check with our site: http://www.irontigers.com and sign in on the roster and we'll add you to our newsletter list so we can keep you up to speed on the reunion and the events surrounding the reuion.
My name is Malcolm Todd, I'm the VP of the 70th Reg and I was a medic for 2-70th Armor during Desert Storm.

If you have any question please call us email us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible...

Strike Swiftly!

Keywords: http://www.irontigers.com



Entry: 43535
Subject: C CO, 70TH TANK BN, KOREA 1951

Lorenzo Acosta wrote on June 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in C Co, 3rd platoon during the winter offensive 1951.

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Entry: 43192
Subject: LOOKING FOR WAR BUDDIES

Trisha Baker wrote on May 21, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRAND RIVERS KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for vets that served in the korean war from july 1951 to dec 1953 with company A 70 tank batallion, 5th reg, and who knows Edward C. Miller, I am his daughter, trying to help him find war vets he served with, contact me @ southerntalllady@aol.com

Keywords: army



Entry: 42898
Subject:

Tammie Pickett wrote on May 8, 2004


City and State: MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 42259
Subject: C CO 1ST PLATOON 8/50-8/51

Michael J. Dilick wrote on April 11, 2004


City and State: FRIENDSWOOD TX

Unit: C COMPANY 70TH TANK BN. 1ST PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: August 5 1950- August 31 1951 in Korea
C Company 70th Tank Bn 1st Platoon

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Entry: 41739
Subject: 70TH TANK BN IS ALIVE AND WELL

Bill Ferguson wrote on March 15, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: To all of you veterans of the 70th AR Bn, you will be proud to know that your old unit has succuessfully returned from a full year in Iraq and has distinguished themselves very well. My son is in the unit. They led the charge through Iraq, mainly being augmented to the 101st Airborne, beat the Marines across the river and conducted numerous raids and patrols while there. The unit is currently stationed at Ft. Riley, KS. You can find some of the unit information at: http://www.riley.army.mil/Units/3rdBde1AD/2-70AR.asp

P.S. (I am a vet from the Joint security Area, 1975, Operation Paul Bunyan)

Keywords: 70th AR Bn



Entry: 41218
Subject: MSG CLIFFORD L. RYAN - KIA 11/1/50

Terry Ryan wrote on February 23, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking any one that may have known my father MSG Clifford L. Ryan -

Keywords: Ryan KIA Korean War Nov 1 1950 70th tank Battalion 24th Infantry Div. 1st Calalry



Entry: 41115
Subject: BEARD, RICHARD R.

Robin Long wrote on February 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENCASTLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Did you know my uncle; Richard. His brothers called him Rudolph.I am also looking for George J. Koch. This gentleman left a remembrance on Rudolph's grave.

contact me: rossugarboy@earthlink.net
Robin Long
15673 S. Young Rd #4
Greencastle, Pa 17225

Keywords: KIA IN KOREA. WAS WITH TANK COMPANY. I HAVE HIS MEDALS. ?? HAD A CAMP NAMED AFTER HIM CAMP BEARD



Entry: 35033
Subject: NEED 70TH TK BN PLATOON COMMANDER

Glenn Dohrmann wrote on June 22, 2003


City and State: CEDARBURG WI

Unit: CO B, 5TH CAV REGT, IST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am searching for the Lt who commanded the tanks supporting my assault on 'Old Baldy'. I led B Company in the assault on the ridgeline leading up to the objective, at 1430. We were ambushed, I was hit with three bullets in both shoulders and the left arm, walked back to my Lt friend at the tanks, could go no farther, and he jumped down, gave me a morphine shot in the left leg, and radioed for Korean laborers who littered back. Through my eight and one-half months on the front line, he supported me several times. I have forgotten his name, and would appreciate any help finding him.

Keywords: Hill 346, later called 'Old Baldy', October 17th, 1951.



Entry: 33077
Subject: MORE INFO ON ROBERT LUCAS

Mark Lucas wrote on March 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I wrote earlier about my father, Robert Lucas. I
have since noticed on his discharge papers
that under "most significant duty assignment"
it lists

Co D 1st Med Tank Bn

I couldn't locate that on the website. Any
ideas?

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Entry: 33062
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S BUDDIES

Mark Lucas wrote on March 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any one who may have known
my father, Robert Lucas, who was in the 70th
Tank Battalion (heavy) company A

He was at Fort Knox from March 53-Apr. 53
and then served in Korea.

Recently I saw the fine documentary on PBS
about Korea and believe I saw him in some
footage at a MASH unit during a purple heart
ceremony.

I'd love to hear from anyone who knew him.

Mark Lucas
mjlucas2002@earthlink.net

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Entry: 32901
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD'S FRIENDS - DREAMY CRAIG

Donald h. (Dreamy) Craig wrote on March 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE IL

Unit: 70 TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: He has alot of picures but no names. I'm proud of what he did for his country and would like to talk with someone he served with. I,ve heard the stories just no names. Thank you

Keywords: Looking for anyone who served with my dad. He was in the 70th tank battalion HQ-HQ Div. His name is Donald H. A.K.A.(Dreamy) Craig from Jacksonville Il. area.



Entry: 31046
Subject: 70TH ARMORED MED. TANK BN/1ST CAV.

William Morgan wrote on January 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRAY HAWK KY

Unit: 70TH ARMORED MED. TANK BN /1ST CAV. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Lookin for anyone who I may have served with, especially some of my old tank crews.

Keywords: General Black Transport Ship-Beach head landing at Inchon w/ 1st Marine Div.- Bloody Baldy- Pork Chop Ridge-Pusan-Charles Puckett and Alvin Austin



Entry: 31045
Subject: 70TH ARMORED MED. TANK BN

William Morgan wrote on January 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 29798
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES SERVED 53-55 JAPAN

Daniel Fauver wrote on November 22, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: ZEPHRYHILLS FL

Unit: CO A 70TH TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 26666
Subject: INFO ON CURTIS WADE DOHERTY

Constance D. (Connie) Bischoff wrote on July 1, 2002


City and State: DUBLIN OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Army records indicate Curtis was MIA in action near Kojak-kol. He was last seen throwing hand grenades and firing at the enemy in concealed positions. Three men submitted statements they were forced to take cover and did not see him again. His family wondered if he was ever taken as a prisoner and yet his name does not appear on any camp list. One man from Texas reported he knew Curt in camp and that he died there. Anyone who can add to this would be helping his family bring this loss to a closure.

Keywords: Nickname - Curt (called by Dad John); man whose last name was Cordell; Bob Sheldon



Entry: 24787
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Mel Underwood wrote on April 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WASILLA AK

Unit: BRO.'S UNIT A CO. 70TH HVY TK IST CAV. 5TH REG.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 24786
Subject: KOREAN VET.'S BROTHER

Mel Underwood wrote on April 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WASILLA AK

Unit: BRO.'S UNIT A CO. 70TH HVY TK IST CAV. 5TH REG.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 23107
Subject: 70TH HV TANK BN/ARMOR ASSOC.

Hugh Cort JR. wrote on February 12, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 70TH HV TANK BN/KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 70th HV Tk Bn reunion will be at Ft Knox (Radcliff) Sept. 12-14. You are welcome. Write or e-mail to hcortjr@mindspring.com or Hugh Cort, Jr. Apt 376 2815 Carl T. Jones Dr. Huntsville AL 35802.
I can also get you in touch with the 70th Tank (Peckerwood) Bn of WW II.

Keywords: 2002 Reunion, members 70th Tank or family



Entry: 20424
Subject: SEEKING INFO

Edward Seifert wrote on November 7, 2001


City and State: LAKE CITY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Seeking anyone that may have served with my father in Korea. I know he was 1st Cav and I believe he was attached to the 70th Tank Battalion.

His name is Charles W. Seifert. He was a LT. in Korea and has retired as a LtCol. He is getting up in the years and I was looking to touch base with those that he served with so I may re-kindle some memories for him.

Thank you for any assistance you may provide.

Keywords:



Entry: 17132
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES OF MY DAD

Mark Lucas wrote on June 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: My Dad fought in Korea and I'd like to find out more about him. He had a stroke when I was 14 and lost his ability to speak. He died this last January and I never had the chance to ask him about his experiences. He enlisted in the Air Force after Korea and served in Landstuhl, Germany. I am now 30 and would very much like information about him when he was my age and younger.

Keywords: Tank, 70th Tank BN, Bob Lucas, West Virginia



Entry: 17129
Subject:

Mark Lucas wrote on June 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father fought in Korea.   I'm 30 years old and my dad had a stroke with I was 14. We were unable to communicate from then on because he lost his speech and the use of his right side. As I've gotten older I've wished we I could ask him about Korea and his experiences, just to get to know him better. I know it's a long shot but if you can help me get in touch with someone who would have known my father it would be wonderful. Recently he passed away and I was helping sort through his things and found a hat that said "US Army 1st Div. 70th Tank BN Korea 1951-1952" I don't know for sure whether that was the company or group or whatever HE was in but I know he was in a tank. His name was Robert "Bob" Lucas and he grew up in West Virginia. Any help you can give me would be wonderful.

Mark Lucas
lucas@kwu.edu

Keywords: 70th Tank Bn 1951-1952, Robert "Bob" Lucas



Entry: 15575
Subject: HUBERT EUGENE SWECKER

Bob Swecker wrote on March 23, 2001


City and State: WARNER ROBINS GA

Unit: 70TH ARMORED CAVALRY MEDIUM TANK BN., ATTACHED 24T

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my dad during the time he was in Korea or any time he was in the service, but particularly during the Korean War period. He served with the 24th Infantry Division, 70th ARC M Tank Bn from 50-51. He was seriously wounded by shrapnel caused by a missle on 3 Feb 51 while a tank crew member and subsequently evacuated. He went on to serve 24 years in the U.S. Army with a tour in Vietnam and another in Korea years later. He was medically retired at Ft. Benning GA in Aug 72. He passed away on 2 Jun 96 after a brief illness. Thanks in advance for any information.

Keywords: 70th Tank Bn, 24thID, Gene



Entry: 15085
Subject: 70TH TANK BAN

Don Thorpe wrote on February 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROSAMOND CA

Unit: 8TH CAV, AND CO B 70TH TK BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Trying to put closure to a bad time

Keywords: hill 347, SomByok, Munsan-ni, Sugarloaf hill,
operation Commando



Entry: 14392
Subject: A CO 3 PLT

Donald Owensby wrote on January 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOURBONNAIS IL

Unit: CO A 70TH TANK BN HEAVY 3RD PLATOON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: CO A 70TH TANK BN HEAVY 3RD PLATOON

Keywords:



Entry: 14374
Subject: KOREA

Donald Owensby wrote on January 17, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOURBONNAIS IL

Unit: CO A 70TH TANK BN HEAVY 3RD PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: arv pusan aug 7 1950 left apr 22 1951

Keywords: hill 303 sfc Morrow sgt Murphy sgt George pfc wiggins






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