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Entry: 95919
Subject: 802ND ENGINEER BATTALION FACEBOOK

Dave Wells wrote on June 27, 2018


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Comments: I wanted to let everyone know that the 802nd has a facebook page and here is the link. You may have to copy and paste it. https://www.facebook.com/groups/841077802655372/

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Entry: 94850
Subject: COMPANY C, 802ND EAB, ITAZUKE, JAPAN 1954-56

John Page wrote on August 1, 2017


City and State: WAXHAW NC

Unit: COMPANY C, 802ND ENGINEER AVIATION BATALLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I arrived in Company C, 802nd EAB shortly after they relocated from Korea in Jun 1954. I was a medic but wound up working wherever they needed someone; busting cement bags, pouring concrete, operating heavy equipment, etc. It rained several days every week and on dry days we worked all day and into the night using floodlights to complete the extended runway on schedule. We were billeted in 8-man tents on wooden tent-frames heated with oil burning stoves. Japanese houseboys were assigned to each tent to clean up, wash clothes, shine muddy boots, & make up beds daily. Company C was about 50% black with both army & air force personnel living and working together. Our CO was army and the first-sergeant was air force. The EM club was nearby where we could get a beer for a dime; mixed drinks were a quarter. Cigarettes at the PX were $1 a carton and you could get a 5th of whisky at the class 6 store for $1. There were several bars outside the main gate or you could ride to town in a bicycle powered rickashaw for a hundred yen (about a quarter). Memories abound when I recall those 2 years at Itazuke, Japan.

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Entry: 94809
Subject: 802ND ENGR AVN BN, ITAZUKE AFB JAPAN

John Page PAGE wrote on July 19, 2017


City and State: WAXHAW NC

Unit: 802ND EAB (ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was assigned as a medic with 802nd EAB at Itazuke AFB, Japan in Jun 1954 until Jun 1956. The Battalion Surgeon was Noel B Searle. Worked jointly with USAF medics at the strip dispensary and drove the crash ambulance. Would like to contact others that were at Itazuke Strip AFB during that time period. email: sgmjohnny@aol.com

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Entry: 94238
Subject: SENIOR HEAVY CONSTRUCTION CARPENTER

Allen LaVenture wrote on January 24, 2017


City and State: CHEEKTOWAGA NY

Unit: 802ND AVIATION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to get in touch with anyone who served in Co C in 1962 -1963stationed at Kunsan Air Base

Keywords: Frenchy



Entry: 93852
Subject: SERGEANT JOSEPH DIDODO

Allen Smith wrote on October 12, 2016

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: AVIATION ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for any information on Sergeant Joe Didodo. All I know is he was assigned to an Aviation Engineer unit in Korea during the war. Anyone know of any unit rosters? Thanks

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Entry: 92778
Subject: 802ND ENGINEER BN, TAINAN TAIWAN

Eric Slater JR wrote on February 28, 2016


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit: 6214TH SPS/ 374TH SPS

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for an US Army veteran that served Tainan AFB, Taiwan, or was TDY there with a US Army Detachment, that knew a young local lady by the name of Lucy Mu Yach-Iung from Tainan City proper, who was born in 1939. This veteran was at Tainan in 1962. Attention veteran, you left something behind. You produced a successful daughter , who is presently a Col. in the USAF , Commanding a National Guard Squadron in California. She has been looking for you for over 50 years. This US Army veteran might have been a bit Irish and British/Scandinavian. Friends might have called you Red. Care to touch base with me ? She only wants to bond with her birth father. She has two sons from a previous marriage. Fine lads they are. Care to do the right thing or do want to continue to hide in the shadows of your life ?

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Entry: 92777
Subject: 802ND ENGINEER BN, TAINAN TAIWAN

Eric Slater JR wrote on February 28, 2016


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit: 6214TH SPS/ 374TH SPS

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for an US Army veteran that served Tainan AFB, Taiwan, or was TDY there with a US Army Detachment, that knew a young local lady by the name of Lucy Mu Yach-Iung from Tainan City proper, who was born in 1939. This veteran was at Tainan in 1962. Attention veteran, you left something behind. You produced a successful daughter , who is presently a Col. in the USAF , Commanding a National Guard Squadron in California. She has been looking for you for over 50 years. This US Army veteran might have been a bit Irish and British/Scandinavian. Friends might have called you Red. Care to touch base with me ? She only wants to bond with her birth father. She has two sons from a previous marriage. Fine lads they are. Care to do the right thing or do want to continue to hide in the shadows of your life ?

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Entry: 91763
Subject: 802ND E.A.B., SUWON ,K13' 1952

James E. Price SR. wrote on August 23, 2015


City and State: NEWTOWN SQUARE PA

Unit: HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Assigned to tent nineteen with Sgt. Elmer Shaffer, Donald Howard, Larry Walker, Patsy De Luca, Wayne Bowden, Donald Skidmore and David Colshen. Howard Purrdy was first Sgt.

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Entry: 91543
Subject: ANYONE STILL LEFT FROM 802ND EAB IN 1951 AT K-13

James Cole wrote on July 13, 2015

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAWRENCEBURG IN

Unit: 802ND EAB,, A COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Anyone still left from 802nd EAB at K-13 during the Korean War. I was in Company A motor pool as mechanic in 1951 and 1952. Highlight of tour was when our garage burnt during that winter and we had to do our work outdoors the rest of the winter.

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Entry: 90321
Subject: LOOKING FOR A CURTIS ATKINS

Sonya Carpenter wrote on January 1, 2015


City and State: SAVANNAH GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for Curtis Atkins who was station in the 802nd Engineer unit between 1983-1984.

Keywords: Atkins or Atkinson



Entry: 88486
Subject: STILL LOOKING FOR THE OWNER OF THIS COIN/ MEDALLION

Jamey Owens wrote on March 7, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 802 ENGINEER BATTALION (C) (H) CAMP HUMPHREYS KORE

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I found this in my yard and want to give it to his family. Not even sure what it is. Can anyone help me with it?
These are the links to the photos of the Medallion / coin.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1539824302909653&set=pb.100006462943136.-2207520000.1394213900.&type=3&theater


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1539806719578078&set=pb.100006462943136.-2207520000.1394213900.&type=3&theater

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Entry: 87388
Subject: 802 SUWAN KOREA 1951-1952

Bill Graham wrote on October 11, 2013


City and State: OK

Unit: 802 SACRWAF

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: was in korea 1951,52,53 with 802 at suwan and 841 at osan was
shovel operater are there any of us left was known as SLUFOOT
was in 802 in okinowa in 50 and transfered to korea as agroup
would like to hear from any one that was there during the above
times

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Entry: 87256
Subject: 802ENGRAVNBN1946

John Schonfarber SR. wrote on September 22, 2013


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: CO. B 802ENGRBN.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: would like to hear from any one that was in 802 in 1946. cob.
iwas a

t/5 we kept some of the roads up. we also laid sewage and water

lines for officers houses.my buddy was john w. Styron from ms.

he is deceased. Charles Brannon was company clerk, he lives in

w. va.



Entry: 86522
Subject: 802 AVIATION ENGINEERS OKINAWA 49-51

Debra LaMel wrote on June 16, 2013


City and State: WICHITA FALLS TX

Unit: 802 AVIATION ENGINEERS OKINAWA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My dad Robert Lewis Kiggans Bob was stationed in Okinawa with the
802 Aviation Engineer from 1949/1950 till they where transferred to
Korea in 1951. I am looking to correspond with some of his buddies
he served with. He is deceased he passed in 1995. He was a Army
Medic. He went on to Retire in 1966 at Fort Hood, TX. He wrote that
they helped build Kadena Airfield.



Entry: 85601
Subject: VETERANS AFFAIRS ?

Karl Roenfanz wrote on March 1, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: found out on 1-16-2013 that i'm part of some odd va
drug tests. suddenly no va supplied medications. but
still the blood tests. cold turkey? what about thyroid?
stomach? aches/pains? are we their guinea pigs?

Keywords: health, veterans, agent orange



Entry: 85073
Subject: 802ND ENGINEERS/13TH QM

Terry Michaels wrote on December 28, 2012


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 13TH QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: in 1964 we supported your company c at k-38 airfield
near wonju. the camp was about 7 miles from camp long.
we got there in the spring of 64. did this camp become
camp eagle? terry



Entry: 84872
Subject: C CO 802ND HEAVY ENGINEER 1972-1976

David Parsons SR. wrote on December 1, 2012


City and State: NORWICH NY

Unit: C COMPANY 802ND HEAVY ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who served from 1972-
1976.

Keywords: Luther Nutter, Jerry Zimmermim



Entry: 84871
Subject: C CO 802ND HEAVY ENGINEER 1972-1976

David Parsons SR. wrote on December 1, 2012


City and State: NORWICH NY

Unit: C COMPANY 802ND HEAVY ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who served from 1972-
1976.

Keywords: Luther Nutter, Jerry Zimmermim



Entry: 84846
Subject: LOOKING FOR GEORGE BAKIARES. I WAS AT K13 SUWON JULY 1953 BEFORE YOU SHIPPED OUT.

James (Jim) Dunham wrote on November 29, 2012


City and State: FESTUS MO

Unit: COMPANY C EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with George in Korea in 1953

Keywords: SAWAF 1953 till 1954 Korea and Japan



Entry: 84820
Subject: 802ND COMPANY C

George Bakiares wrote on November 27, 2012


City and State: TWIN LAKES WI

Unit: COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: korea 1952-53 k-13 air base



Entry: 84587
Subject: 802 ENGR BTN COC K8 KOREA 1963-1964

Skip Gracey SR. wrote on November 4, 2012


City and State: ALTOONA PA

Unit: COC 802ND ENGR BTN K8 KUNSAN KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone from the 802nd engr btn that was
stationed at K8 in 63-64.

Keywords: Skip Gracey



Entry: 84122
Subject: 1948 SCARWAF KOREA

Charlene Kulchak wrote on September 9, 2012


City and State: MIMS FL

Unit: 802ND/5TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad Charles(Chuck) Roof, was in the 802nd
SCARWAF. He enlisted in 1948 and went to boot camp
in North Carolina then was stationed in Okinawa.
Later he went to Korea. He is still living and I
would love to find someone who was in that unit and
get more information.

Keywords: 5th Infantry, Chuck Roof, Okinawa, Korea



Entry: 83982
Subject:

Larry Kinner wrote on August 22, 2012


City and State: OLD ORCHARD BEACH ME

Unit: A COMPANY 802D ENG BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in Korea 1968/70. K-6 Camp Humphrey's. I worked
with Stan Thompson, Bruce Shaffer,Donald Peterson; I
operated everything from a loader to an entrenching
mechine. I was TDY alot. I'm looking for Donald
Peterson. I belive he left the group in 1969.

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Entry: 82636
Subject: COMPANY C 802ND 1962-63

John Payne wrote on March 31, 2012


City and State:

Unit: COMPANY C 802ND ENGR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for Army buddies who served on Kunsan Air Base in 1962 with
US Army Co. C 802nd Engineers

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Entry: 82548
Subject: NEW E-MAIL

Karl (Rosey) Roenfanz wrote on March 22, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit: C CO 802EAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: 68-69
have new e-mail address.

Keywords: e-mail



Entry: 81330
Subject: 802ND EAB L953 AND 54. KOREA AND JAPAN

James (Jim) Dunham wrote on December 16, 2011


City and State: FESTUS MO

Unit: CO C 802D EA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My nickname was Motor Pool Midget. I would like to
hear from fellow SCAWAF friends who served in Suwon,
Korea and Itazuke Air Base in Japan. Years 1953 - 1954

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Entry: 81316
Subject: WONJU KOREA 1964

Terry Michaels wrote on December 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 13 QUARTERMASTER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: the 13th qm supported your company outside of wonju
korea in 1964. we ran a field laundry and shower
unit. we made alot of friends with you guys. does
anybody remember us?

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Entry: 80843
Subject: LOOKING FOR JOHN BEAM OF PHILLIPSBURG, KANSAS

Howard Jennings wrote on October 29, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 802ND AVIATION ENGINEERING BATTLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in Korea from 1953 to 1955. I was with the
802nd at Itazuki airbase in Japan. I am interested
in contacting John Beam from Phillipsburg Kansas and
any other fellow solider who was with the unit from
53 to 55.

Keywords: John Beam, Itazuki, Itazuki Japan, K-13, 802, 802nd,
Phillipsburg Kansas



Entry: 79655
Subject: ITAZUKE AFB

James Coberly wrote on July 17, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROGERS AR

Unit: 802 EAB CO. B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: FALL OF 1953 MOVED BN. FROM KOREA TO JAPAN.WE WERE WORKING ON AIR FIELD AT ITAZUKE. CAME HOME IN JAN 1955.  



Entry: 79593
Subject: LOOKING FOR G.I'S THAT SERVED IN 802EAB FROM APR.1956-MAY 1957 ITAZUKI/BRADY

Ronald H. (Ron) La PLante JR. wrote on July 11, 2011


City and State: CHICOPEE MA

Unit: 802EAB B CO.

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from any one who served with the 839EAB in Korea from 10/1955-4/1956....Take care...God Bless

Keywords: Looking for G.I.'s that served at Itazuki/Brady 1956-1957. I was a hvy truck driver who ran an I/R 210 truck mounted air compressor out of the motor pool out to the strip daily. Capt Franks was the CO. My feet got infected an I was transfered to Brady and worked in the Whse. with a Sgt.Carrillo/CWO Habib. I got a few pict's of Brady. I have memories of jacking out bad concrete out at the strip and also the parking pads, wading around in concrete up to my knees and dine night at the NCO club. I transfer to the 802EAB from Korea, I was with the 839EAB 10/55-4/56 and Lt. Farini was the CO 



Entry: 79319
Subject: K-8 KUNSAN 58-59

George Leible wrote on June 16, 2011


City and State: HILLSBORO IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Interested in hearing fromn any (AF, Army, Korean) who may have worked at the NCO Mess at K-8 in the years 59-59.

Keywords: Harry, Hank 



Entry: 78618
Subject: 68-69 ?

Karl Roenfanz wrote on April 17, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: C CO. 802 EAB

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: we also built test pads for weapons captured from the n.k.'s, several bunkers, the road to a bunker at k-6, a bridge in the "z", plus maybe others i don't know about. we had a couple of people that i never did find out what happened to, but they had time left before deros, and a friend that died at c-4th and 44th.

Keywords: bunkers, roads, bridges



Entry: 78553
Subject: 802ND ENGINEER BATTION CO A 68-69

James Fisher wrote on April 10, 2011


City and State: IRWIN PA

Unit: A COMPANY 802ND ENGINEER BAT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was stationed in Camp Humphreys from 68 thru 69 and ran the DSU for heavy equipment repair parts. Got extended 1 month due to release of Pueblo Crew..spent 14 months in Korea. I have a yr book from that time and a swagger stick made at the machine shop. Looks like a long 30 cal round made of brass and aluminum with unit crest attached to primer end. We build the bypass around pyong tech (if memory serves me right)

Keywords: Fish DSU Stuber,Dewitt,



Entry: 75625
Subject: C 802ND ENGINEER AVAITION BN

Ralph Campbell wrote on July 28, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEYMOUTH MA

Unit: C 802 AVIATION ENGINEER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi
looking for any guys that served in c company 802nd from January 1954 - 1955
locations:
Kunsang KA site building airstrips. also served in K 36 Chegadore Island building radar sites. also in Iwo jima for a short time working on power lines.
Anyone around, please contact me thru my son Scott

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Entry: 75494
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES OF JOE SAUER

Jeff Sauer wrote on July 18, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am digitizing some of my father's photos from Korea and want to know if anyone is out there from 802nd who worked with him at "Coyote Hill" 1952-1953 making crushed stone for airfields.

Keywords: Joe Sauer
802nd
Coyote Hill
1952-1953



Entry: 74932
Subject: AGENT ORANGE ?

Rosey (Karl) Roenfanz wrote on June 2, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: recently recieved an e-mail from a radioman from b co. we were on the dmz doing projects. you may want to get listed as ao exposed.

Keywords: bunkers, bridges, roads, etc.



Entry: 73745
Subject: DO YOU REMEMBER

Helen Adams wrote on February 28, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Does anyone remember Edgar Matt Baker 1950---1953?

Keywords: Edgar Matt Baker



Entry: 73537
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Sam Sacks wrote on February 13, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: OAK PARK CA

Unit: 802 ENGINEET AVIATION BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for old buddies. Maybe get together again.

Keywords: Japan 1953-55



Entry: 73141
Subject: HAVE A US ARMY COIN

Jamey Owens wrote on January 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: I have a coin that says DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1775, on one side.
On the other it says 802 ENGINEER BATTALION (C)(H)
CAMP HUMPHREYS, KOREA. It has the name "BONES" engraved on it. I am hoping someone can tell me anything about it.



Entry: 72898
Subject:

Donald Sale wrote on December 25, 2009


City and State: HILLSBORO IL

Unit: H - S CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Transferred to the Duce from 839 Korea in 1955. Quarry and Asphalt patoon.

Keywords: Japan and Iwo



Entry: 72075
Subject:

Bernie J. Trujillo wrote on October 26, 2009


City and State: UTAH UT

Unit: 802 ENGINEER BATTALION COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 72056
Subject: ANSWER

Richard Payne JR. wrote on October 23, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I remember you Paul Hardy. I think you left after I was just there a little while.

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Entry: 71938
Subject: ROBERT F. OSGOOD

Brittany Alderman wrote on October 13, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information on my great uncle, His name was Robert F. Osgood and he was assigned to Co. B, 802 Engineer Battalion, Korea. I was told he rescued his wife Olga from a concentration camp and I wanted to try to find out any information on that or any information about him from someone that may have known him or Served with him.

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Entry: 71936
Subject: LOOKING FOR BILLY WILLIAMS

Larry Ladson wrote on October 13, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: DOWNINGTOWN PA

Unit: CO C 802 ENG. BN CONST

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR BILLY WILLIAMS AND ROBERT HATTON

Keywords: MY VILLAGE WAS AN JA NEE



Entry: 71935
Subject: LOOKING FOR BILLY WILLIAMS

Larry Ladson wrote on October 13, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: DOWNINGTOWN PA

Unit: CO C 802 ENG. BN CONST

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR BILLY WILLIAMS AND ROBERT HATTON

Keywords: MY VILLAGE WAS AN JA NEE



Entry: 70386
Subject: LOOKING FOR FELLOW SOLDIERS

Arnon Cool wrote on May 31, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: AKRON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Minter Miller,who was a member of the 802nd Engineer Battalion, solisted my help in finding others he served with in Korea at K6 and K12, 1961-1962. He is alo loooking to find their combat patch. He can be contacted at 330-730-1071. Any help would be appreciated.

Keywords: K6 and K12, Korea 1961-62



Entry: 70023
Subject: MY FATHER'S SON

Martin Melia wrote on April 29, 2009


City and State: ACRA NY

Unit: CO, C 802TH

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from My Co, Friend's that were there in 1968 and 1969.

Keywords: NEW YOURK



Entry: 69685
Subject: HQ 802ND 1987-88

Mike Pearish wrote on March 29, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: IN

Unit: 802ND

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served in HQ 802nd 1987-88 - Heavy Equipment Operator. I was just looking around the internet today and found some photos of the Ville and wow has it changed. I'm looking for anyone who remembers "ricochet alley" - tons of fun there.

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Entry: 69240
Subject: TAINAN AB TAIWAN 1959

Kent Mathieu wrote on February 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking to make contact with anyone who served at Tainan Air Base Taiwan or any other assignment in Taiwan. Please visit our Taipei Air Station Blog for recent posts on 802nd Engineer Aviation Bn. Here is the blog site: http://taipeiairstation.blogspot.com/

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Entry: 69186
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1958 FRIENDS TAINAN, TAIWAN

James J. (Jim) Nelson wrote on February 19, 2009


City and State: STATESVILLE NC

Unit: 802ND EAB A CO, JAPAN,KOREA,TAIWAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: 1958, man that was a long time ago. beat the hell out of korea don't u know

Keywords: looking for buddys--------lusk, bova, and bove.






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