72nd Engineer Combat Company


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Entry: 94940
Subject: 72ND ENGINEER COMBAT COMPANY

David Zimmerman wrote on September 1, 2017


City and State: POMARIA SC

Unit: 72ND ENGINEER COMBAT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Saw an article on Facebook pertaining to Joseph H Wilkins from Homestead Pa. who
was KIA in Sept. of 1950. If any family member is interested in additional
information about the circumstances of his death, they may contact me. Joseph and I
were members of the same squad and were together at the time he was wounded.

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Entry: 94013
Subject: WILLIE ROSCOE HUNT (MY GRANDFATHER) UPDATED CONTACT INFO

Andy Hunt wrote on November 21, 2016


City and State: LAUREL MD

Unit: 72ND COMBAT ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Cpl Willie (Roscoe) Hunt was in the 72nd Combat Engineer Company of the 5th RCT. He was Killed in Action 8-15-1950. This website helped me connect with several of the men who served with him and I had the opportunity to interview them and collect their stories, which helped my family to heal from the grief. I am updating my contact information in case anyone else is related to someone who served in his unit at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii until the time of his death shortly after they were deployed to Korea for combat.

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Entry: 74784
Subject: 72ND ENGINEER ON FACEBOOK

Jon Leos wrote on May 23, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: 72nd Engineer Company now has a facebook page to facilitate communication amongst the Soldiers and families of those that served in the unit.

Keywords: 72nd Engineer



Entry: 71122
Subject: PFC LEONARD KRAVITZ.

Mitchel (Mitch) Libman wrote on August 2, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 72ND COMBAT ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Pfc Leonard Kravitz, killed March 7th 1951. recommended
for the Medal Of Honor as the result of taking over a machine gun after the machine gunner was wounded and refusing to retreat when attacked by hordes of Chinese
troops. He stayed to cover their retreat knowing if he left they would all be sacrificed. They screamed for him to fall back but he screamed back to "get the hell out of there while they could". When found the next morning he was slumped over the machine gun. There were only six bullets left in the weapon. Dead Chinese troops all over the place and two in his embankment with him. Anyone that was present or has information please contact me. His Medal Of Honor was downgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross and I am
having him reviewed for the Medal Of Honor again.

Keywords: Killed on Hill 122 in vicinity of Yang pyong, Korea



Entry: 44427
Subject: KOREAN WAR VET

David Skinner wrote on July 12, 2004


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 72ND COMBAT ENG., 5TH RCT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served with the 72nd Combat Engineers, 5th RCT,
@June '52 to about May '53. Started off at Kojee-Do Island Korea, training and building PW compounds. Then about 3 months later we moved to "the front" in several combat areas, digging ditches on the MSR (main suppy route), putting up camafloge nets on the MSR, Chopping down trees, building bunkers, and even releving an Infantry co. for a period of time so that they could enjoy a little R and R somewhere behind the lines. The only persons name I can remember serving with over there was a black person named, Fred Ralston. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who served with me during that time.

Keywords: Kojee-Do Island, Sandbag castle,Heartbreak Ridge,etc



Entry: 22633
Subject: FRANK MEXICO JR

Jim Mexico wrote on January 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: hello,I was Just wondering if anyone served with my da,Frank Mexico,and if you did do you have any pictures of him? please reply,for he passed away 8 years ago and i do not have but one army picture of him,please help Jim Mexico

Keywords: 72nd Engr Co 5 RCT APO 52



Entry: 20940
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Gerald J. Rogalla wrote on November 24, 2001


City and State: GREENFIELD WI

Unit: 72ND ENGR. (C) CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in 72nd Engrs from Mar 1951 to Jan. 1952

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Entry: 15446
Subject: SFC ROBERT L WILSON

Edward Wilson wrote on March 14, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SARDIS GA

Unit: 72ENG.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Robert wilson was with the 72nd eng. 5RCT in 52/53

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Entry: 10895
Subject: ANOTHER CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS MESSAGE RE: CPL WILLIE ROSCOE HUNT

Andrew (Andy) Hunt wrote on August 8, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUMNER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I apologize for the error in my previous message. My grandfather, Cpl Willie R. Hunt, was in the 3RD PLATOON not the 1st Platoon. I have also updated my contact information with my e-mail address orioles_andy@hotmail.com

Please also see the "Rememberance" section for more information and my original request for help.

Keywords: 72nd Engineers, 5th RCT,



Entry: 10894
Subject: UPDATING MY MESSAGE 8/7/2000

Andrew (Andy) Hunt wrote on August 8, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUMNER WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: To anyone in the 72nd Engineers . . .I was contacted by telephone in March 2000 by David Zimmerman, who was in that unit also. He helped me tremendously by telling me what he knew about my grandfather, CPL Willie Roscoe Hunt and how he was killed. Because of this contact, my father Bobby Hunt, also got the chance to meet face-to-face with Vic Smart, who apparently was the a Squad Leader, and my grandfather was his assistant in the 1st Platoon. This meeting means more than you could imagine to myself, my father, and my grandmother (Cpl Hunt's widow).

I am still interested in knowing more from anyone in the 72nd Engineers, especially those in the 1st Platoon who knew him best. With the 50th anniversary of his death this week, I would be very greatful for any contact and information about the grandfather that I never got to know.

Thank you. And I salute all of you who served your country and went through hell doing your duty. I can only imagine the things that you have done and seen, and my heart goes out to you.

Andy Hunt

Keywords: Willie "Roscoe" Hunt, 72nd Engineer Combat Company, 5th Infantry RCT



Entry: 2966
Subject: CPL WILLIE 'ROSCOE' HUNT KIA 8/15/50

Andrew (Andy) Hunt wrote on April 21, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: SUMNER WA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My grandfather was CPL Willie "Roscoe" Hunt. He was killed in action on 8-15-50. Through this database I have learned he was part of the 72nd Engineer Company (Combat). The next letters I am unfamiliar with their meaning: RGT CBT TM. Could someone tell me what that means?

I am looking for anyone who has information on my grandfather while he was alive or how and exactly where he was killed. I have also learned through this data base that Leonard Hebb, and John Tucker were also killed on 8-15-50. The family story I've heard over the years is that his unit encountered sniper fire and that my grandfather and some other soldiers were killed. Perhaps Hebb and Tucker are those soldiers.

I can't find anything on this unit in the database (or else I'm not looking in the right place). Can anyone help with more info?

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