71st Heavy Tank Battalion


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 94972
Subject: I HAVE PICTURES OF MY DAD AND HIS TANK CREW IN TAJON

Kenneth Johnson wrote on September 17, 2017


City and State: UNITED STATES AZ

Unit: 71ST HEAVY TANK BATT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad Sgt. Roy J. Johnson was in Taejon in July of 1950. I have pictures of him and his M-24 tank crew and will share them to those interested.

Keywords: 71st Heavy Tank Battalion Taejon, Korea July 1950



Entry: 89933
Subject: 71ST HEAVY TANK BATTALION

Ken Johnson wrote on November 7, 2014


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: 71ST HEAVY TANK BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was a tank commander in the Korean War from July 1950-May 1951. His unit was shipped from Chicasaki , Japan to the Puson area,They only had M-24 Chaffee light tanks. He had three tanks knocked out from under him in the first few weeks. They were going up against the Russian T-34 med. tanks, the only thing that saved him was the americans were better at maneuvering. They could not penetrate the armore of the North Korean tanks put they could shot up the reserve feul drums on the back of the T-34 and machine-gun the crew as they bailed out.Later they got the M4E8 Shermans . The Easy 8's, as dad called them could handle the T-34s. dad fought from the Pusan Perimater to the Yula River, until the Communist Chinese came in then they had to retreat. Dad retired from the army in 1960 and passed away on Dec, 25 2002. ( I have some old photos of my dad in Japan and Korea if you would like me to share them0

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Entry: 86733
Subject: INFORMATION ON SGT PRESTON HOLEMAN JR, 71ST TANK BN

Herbert Holeman wrote on July 16, 2013


City and State: CARMICHAEL CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Any information about my cousin would be much appreciated.

Keywords: Sgt Preston Holeman, A Company, 71st Heavy Tank Bn. KIA Korea
1950



Entry: 79874
Subject: NEW BOOK ABOUT THE 71ST (HEAVY) 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: 53585
Subject: 71 AR CAV MED TANK BN 1 CAV DIV

Morris Shreves wrote on October 14, 2005


City and State: EASTON MD

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew a PFC Charles J Talbott from Balt, MD. He was in the 71 AR CAV MED TANK BN 1 CAV DIV. He was KIA July 24, 1950. Also any information about his unit, or where I can find any info about his unit during the summer of 1950. I have a letter that has the name 1st lt Carlton Price on it. The letter was being returned to his mother because he was KIA.

Keywords: Charles J Talcott 1st Lt Carlton Price



Entry: 49613
Subject: MY BEST TO THE IST CAV

Jeremiah T. (Jerry) McElroy SR. wrote on March 17, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: 45TH INF DIV , 171 FA , FO WITH 2ND BAT 180TH INF

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am proud to have been in the outfit that relived the 1st Cav in Korea , the old buggers had seen alot . God Bless the 1st Cav it seems they never get any rest ,
Jeremiah

Keywords: Hill 347 , Old Baldy



Entry: 49612
Subject: MY BEST TO THE IST CAV

Jeremiah T. (Jerry) McElroy SR. wrote on March 17, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 48918
Subject: UPDATE ON THE 71ST CAVALRY

Ross Berkoff wrote on February 14, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 3-71 CAV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Squadrons of the new 71st Cavalry Regiment has stood up at Ft Drum NY. The squadrons activated in September 2004 and since then have been preparing for future deployments. As the S1/Adjutant for 3-71 Cavalry, I've been entrenched in the personnel construction over the past several months. We are now almost fully manned and getting ready to deploy. We trace our military lineage back to Charlie Recon Troop, of the 701st Tank Destroyer BN. I would be interested in hearing from veterans of this distinguished unit.

Keywords: UPDATE



Entry: 48305
Subject: JOSEPH TUNZI

Joseph Tunzi wrote on January 21, 2005


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: 71 ST HEAVY TANK BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was looking for anyone that I might have served with in Korea.
I was a tank driver in I believe the 71st Heavy Tank Batallion, I
was shot in the head and can't remember for sure. I am trying
to find some people that I served with and help with my rank.
The only name I can remember is Coutzi.

Please Help.

Joseph

Keywords: Coutzi, Tank



Entry: 45177
Subject: REACTIVATING THE 71ST CAVALRY

Ross Berkoff wrote on August 12, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:
It is very exciting to report that three squadrons of the 71st Cavalry will be reactivating in August/September 2004 at Ft Drum with the 10th Mountain Div. I will be working as the adjutant for 3-71 Cav RSTA (Recon, Surveillance, Target Aquisition). Its been fifty some odd years since the 71st saw action in Korea and today we are mustering the old unit once again. I would love to hear some stories from some of the vets to pass on to our unit historian. Be in touch, Cav out Front, LT BERKOFF

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Entry: 40506
Subject: TANK ENGINE

Gordon McMahon wrote on February 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm looking for information and availability of a V-12 tank engine. I think it was gasoline fueled.
If anyone can help it would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Gordon McMahon

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Entry: 29790
Subject: ALSO LOOKING FOR INFROMATION

Everett Peterson wrote on November 22, 2002


City and State: ROSCOE IL

Unit: 71ST TANK REC. C. COMPANY REC. BN.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was stated that he landed at Pusan Aug 1950. Went to the 38th parallel was in the 71st tank Rec. C. company Bn. He reports being at Chu Chan Resevoir was captured in January of 1951 escaped Feb. 15, 1951 captured Feb. 16, 1951 Escaped april 1951 spent time at Fort Knox Ky Hospital Brick then.

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Entry: 4380
Subject: 71ST HEAVY TNK - 16TH RECON - JOHNNY MILLS

Johnny Mills wrote on November 7, 1999

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: Looking for anyone with info for my dad. He went into Tejon(sp) in July 1950 with 71st HV tank co. Wiped out and became 16th Recon with the 1st CAV..

Keywords: July 1950-1951 71st HV tank Co./1st Calvary later16th Recon /1st Calv



Entry: 3472
Subject: EDWARD BRAZELTON

Edward E. And Margaret Brazelton wrote on August 13, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHESTER CA

Unit: 71ST TANK BN.

Service or Relationship: Army

Comments: 71ST TANK BN.

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