8204th Headquarters Special Troops


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Entry: 96135
Subject: REMAINS

Arnold Lachner wrote on August 9, 2018


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Unit:

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Comments: I served with the 8204th in Jono in the identification of remains. During that time we had many that could not be identified and some that we were pretty sure who they were but could not meet the strict standards for official identification. All these remains were shipped to Hawaii as unknown to be interred there. Does anyone know whether these remains have been disinterred for identification using procedures we did not have at the time, such as DNA, etc.?

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Entry: 94504
Subject: ARGS 8204 ARMY UNIT

George Vallillee wrote on April 6, 2017


City and State: BATTLE CREEK MI

Unit: 8204 ARMY UNIT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a photographer in Kokura Kyushu graves registration from January 1953 to December 1953. Any responses are welcome. I remember a short guy named Teleskas, back of platoon. Our platoon Seargeant was Parsons. Fumiyo Koga was a Japanese National who worked with us. He gave me a husband and wife tea set that I still have. I photographed bodies for visual identification. Also photographed entry and exit wounds, this data was sent to USIA to improve flak jackets.

Keywords: 8204 Army Unit, General Miggs Troop ship, Teleskas, Parsons.



Entry: 90673
Subject: 8240TH UNPFK CCRAK

Bruce Christensen wrote on February 25, 2015


City and State: COTATI CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am the son of Paul A. Christensen 8240th CCRAK Korea. He was assigned to Baker Company and other areas during the Korean War. I am putting together a Museum of 8240th item in Northern California, Sonoma Co. If you have 8240th Special Ops Korea items that you don't want to got to a garage sale, then let me know. Your family name will be put on it for display for all to see. www.norbay.com

specialopsgp@aol.com

Keywords: 8240th
CCRAK
UNPFK
UNPIK
Partisans



Entry: 88273
Subject: WAYNE R UPTAGRAFFT

Wayne R. Uptagrafft wrote on February 5, 2014


City and State: ROCHESTER MN

Unit: 8240TH AMY UNIT WOLFPACK

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I was proud to be a member of 8240th Army Unit Wolfpack located on Kanghwa-do Island 1952I was Chief Operations leading patrols into night missions, Kill & Destroy,guerrillas were young Korean men age -14-21 good fighters.

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Entry: 84358
Subject: COLONEL E. F. CUTTER KOKURA GENERAL DEPOT

Charles Cutter wrote on October 6, 2012


City and State: KENT WA

Unit: KOKURA GENERAL DEPOT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wish to contact or just hear from anyone who knew my
father Colonel Ernest F. Cutter

Keywords: Chuck, QM Museum, Korean War, Kokura General
Depot,Kokura,Japan



Entry: 83401
Subject: UNIT 8204 MUSEUM

Stephen Russell wrote on June 19, 2012


City and State: LCF CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Urge a Unit 8204 Museum or a Korean War Museum sited in CA and Wash DC or Oahu HI.

Have to declassify Unit 8204 activites for Musuem.

Show Korean War life, Korean life and life for said unit.

Must have Video for Military Channel and History Channel

Hope U can use.

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Entry: 83393
Subject: KOREAN PARTISAN TRANINIG PICTURES

Bruce Christensen wrote on June 19, 2012


City and State: COTATI CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have many picture with G-2 Stamps on back of Korean
Partisan Training. Include Airborne training, small
and large weapons training. Is anyone interested in
these? If you are, I will put them on my website
www.norbay.com

Keywords: 8240th, CCRACK, Partisans, Special Ops, Special
Operations, Airborne, Training



Entry: 80513
Subject: LOOKING FIR 8204 AGRSG

Ed Rutz wrote on September 26, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE CITY MN

Unit: HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: sure would like to hear from someone. left japan in
about june '54.

was chief clerk in the personnel section.

knew a lot of fellows.

Keywords: zone headquarters



Entry: 79722
Subject: UNPIK 8240TH WEB PAGE

Bruce Christensen wrote on July 23, 2011


City and State: COTATI CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: We carry some items UNPIK items. Lots of informations, pictures. Coins, patches, pins. If you are interested. www.norbay.com

Keywords: UNPIK
8240th
CCRAK
Korea Special Operations
SOGĀ 



Entry: 78151
Subject: INFO ON DAD

Donna Tackaberry wrote on March 11, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: OAK RIDGE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was a 3yr old. Lived on post in Kokura, I think. Can anyone share the
first fresh milk brought in to post/country? I dropped the carton on truck.

Keywords: CWO John (Jack)Janicki, Kokura, bakery, fresh milk



Entry: 77780
Subject: MEMBERS CIU 8204TH AMERICAN GRAVES REGISTRATION GROUP KOKURA,JAPAN

James Watkins wrote on February 8, 2011

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Aug 1950-1954

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Entry: 77757
Subject: GRAVES REG. UNIT JAPAN 1951

Kirk Vandenberg wrote on February 7, 2011


City and State: IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad has pictures and would like to talk to anybody.

Keywords: Looking for people that served with Carl R. Vandenberg
in Japan 1951-52.



Entry: 72178
Subject: HERMAN RILEY

Rob Riley wrote on November 2, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have known my Uncle, Herman Riley, from Califon NJ..I believe he was in the 8204

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Entry: 70361
Subject: 8204 HQ SPECIAL TROOPS

Don Kirkman wrote on May 29, 2009


City and State: CA

Unit: 8204 AGRSG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I arrived in Kokura on July 4, 1951 and left in early January, 1953. I was assigned to Plans and Operations during my entire service, and was Head Clerk (E-4) when I left. During that entire time the Commanding Officer was Colonel John D. Martz, Jr., QMC*; he apparently left in the first half of 1953. In 1954 Col. Martz published a history of the Kokura-Jono operations, "Homeward Bound."**

Perhaps Capt. Russell commanded the Field Operations Section or the Central Identification Unit in Jono.

* I worked directly across the hall from Col. Martz's office.

** The article is on the Quartermaster's Web pages.

Keywords: Commanding Officer
Graves Registration
1952
Kokura



Entry: 69390
Subject: JOSEPH A. SOLOBY

Harry Harvison wrote on March 6, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOUSTON PA

Unit: 8204 AGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Have listed on our web-site [www.washpavets.org], Joseph A. Soloby of Canonsburg, Pa. who served with the 263rd Graves Registration Company in Korea and the 8204th AGRS at Camps Jono and Kokura in Japan. Does anyone remember him?
Harry Harvison-Web-site Administrator
Washington County Pa. Veterans Memorial Association

Keywords: 263rd Graves Registration, Korea



Entry: 68398
Subject: YOKOHAMA, FORMELY CAMP JONO KOKURA 50S

Fletcher Dunaway wrote on December 26, 2008


City and State: TALLAHASSEE FL

Unit: U.S.ARMY MORTUARY FAR EAST 8204 AU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from any personnel that served in
Yokohama 8204 Army Unit (formaly in Camp Jono Kokoura
Kyshu Japan) as well as the 293rd QM Co (GrReg) Korea.

Keywords: James W. Welch, Dan Winslow, Benard Kline, Tadao Furue
Lafe Alexander, Willie Mayes, Theadore Greene, A.P.
Lizanno.



Entry: 66093
Subject: REPLY TO A CLOUSE ON FINDING REMAINS

Helen Cheek wrote on June 16, 2008


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: In response to A M Clouse, you can find information on the remains of your buddies on this website:


http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

Here is Jaclyn Ostowskis e-mail addressshe is an archivist at NPRC: Jaclyn.Ostrowski@nara.gov.

Keywords: 8204th Graves Registration Service

Article in On Point, Journal of the US Army Museum

e-mail message 54511



Entry: 64868
Subject: CAPT. ROBERT P.RUSSELL

Nicholas Panepinto wrote on March 23, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 8204TH AGRSG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: There appears to be some confusion regarding the name of the Commanding Officer of the 8204th AGRSG and I think I can set the record straight. On Sept 15, 1952 I departed the 8204th and received a commendation signed by Capt. Robert P. Russell.

Keywords: Commanding Officer of the 8204th AGRSG



Entry: 61788
Subject: STILL LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

Jim Cesped wrote on July 28, 2007


City and State: SIERRA VISTA AZ

Unit: 8204TH AU AGRSG KOKURA JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would appreciate a e-mail from any buddies that served in AGRSG 8204th Au at Camp Jono, Kokura , Kyusho, Japan between March 1953 ro September 1954. Especially anyone who swam on the meet at the Camp Nara meet.
Anyone who Knew Tozzi, LaConte, Paisano, Sakamoto, Cpl Wilson, Paisano, Sgt Miller,

Were all must be in our seventies now. Would love to hear from anyone.

(Cpl Then) Jim Cesped formerly New York City
now Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Entry: 56733
Subject: JUNE THRU OCT. 1951 PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Gerald H. Cofsky wrote on April 19, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 8204 AGRS ( JONO AREA KOKURA JAPAN)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Does any one remember Tom Bently.
He went to Korea on or about Oct 1951
I Gerald follow shortly after.
I was and honor guard at that time.

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Entry: 54511
Subject: ARTICLE ON 8204TH IN JOURNAL OF ARMY HISTORY

Helen Cheek wrote on December 6, 2005


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: On Point, the Journal of Army History has an article on the 8204th in the Fall Issue. To obtain a copy, e-mail the editor, Matthew Seelinger at ahf@armyhistory.org. The Quartermaster Musuem welcomes any photos or memorabilia. Also the US Army Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. See www.carlisle.army.mil/usamhi/. The 8204th quietly did its critical work out of the public eye and deserves some recognition.

Keywords: 8204th American Graves Registration Service



Entry: 52619
Subject: STILL LOOKING FOR AGRS BUDDIES

Jim Cesped wrote on August 14, 2005


City and State: SIERRA VISTA AZ

Unit: 8204TH AU AGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to get in touch with anyone who served here from April 53 to September 54. Liked Basketball and had one Thanksgiving with the Orphans.

Hope those of you still around are in good health.

Keywords: Camp Juno Kokura Kyushu, HQs
.



Entry: 52566
Subject:

Richard Pann wrote on August 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUGUSTA GA

Unit: USA RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: i was stationed at camp kokura in 1957 and 1958



Entry: 52093
Subject: CAPT.RUSSELL

Helen Cheek wrote on July 18, 2005


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am trying to verify the correct name for Capt. Russell of the 8204th GRS at Camp Kokura. My research tells me it is Capt. Leonard (Budd) Russell but I have been told that this is not correct. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks.

Keywords: 8204th GRS



Entry: 51951
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD ARMY BUDDIES

Arnold Lachner wrote on July 10, 2005


City and State: KERRVILLE TX

Unit: 8204TH AGRSG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for Ted Owens, Carl Stillitano, Ed Mendival and any other army buddies from that time.

Keywords: Served in Camp Jono, Kokura, Japan 1954-1956



Entry: 51685
Subject: PRESIDENTIAL CITATION

Helen Cheek wrote on June 25, 2005


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for information on a Presidential Citation awarded to the 8204th after the Korean War . The ceremony was in Florida. The citation was presented by a General from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
I'd like the date, text and any other details. Thanks.

Keywords: 8204th GRS Presidential Citation



Entry: 49889
Subject: PHOTOS OF 8204TH

Helen Cheek wrote on March 31, 2005


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Robert Cassidy, who served with the 8204th, and I are preparing an article on the work of the Unit which we hope to get published in a militay magazine,for example, the VFW publication. We are looking for photos to accompanty the piece. Of Course, recognition would be given for any photos we use. Can you help us?

Helen Cheek

Keywords: 8204th Graves Registration



Entry: 43879
Subject: GERALD COFSKY

Gerald H. Cofsky wrote on June 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 565 AGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for SGT. Tom Bently or Bentley.
Tom went to Korea one month before I did.
Lost complete contact.
If anyone knows Tom, please E-Mail me.
From on GI to another GI GOD Bless.

Keywords: 1951 with the 8204 GRS as honor guard Jono Kokura Japan. 1951 to 1952 565 GRS Korea.



Entry: 43393
Subject: WHEREABOUTS SGT NEGELE AND J.HICKLIN

Stan Haugland wrote on May 31, 2004


City and State: DES MOINES IA

Unit: FOS-AGRSG 8204 AU JONO, KOKURA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking to connect with anyone who served with me during that time.....e.g., Sgt Searcy, Sgt Negele
Jin Nicklin or Hicklin

Keywords: Initialy served with 32nd RCT 7Div Korea GRS early 1951. Transferred to Camp Jono Kokura, Japan and served 19517 1952 as Mortician.



Entry: 39124
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIEND

Mitsuru Tyler wrote on December 12, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MS

Unit: JAPANESE NATIONAL FRIEND

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking to contact my old friend Thomas Boyd Seese, RA 13315438.

Keywords: Mitsuru



Entry: 34106
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEMBERS 8204 1953/1954

Jim Cesped wrote on May 10, 2003


City and State: SIERRA VISTA AZ

Unit: 8204TH AGRS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in Kokura Kyushu Japan during 1953/1954. Who knew Major Arena or Captain Nash, Or Carl LaConte Or Paul Tozzi, Or Master Sgt. fuller and many more very decent chaps. Would like to get in touch

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Entry: 20613
Subject: FINDING SGT. BENTLEY

Gerald H. Cofsky wrote on November 13, 2001

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for Sgt. Bentley. He went to Korea one month before me On or about Sept. 1951

Keywords: 8204th Graves Registration Jono area Japan 1951/



Entry: 20419
Subject: INCHON THEN 114QM GRAVES REGISTRATION

Charles W. Aresta wrote on November 7, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit: 8204TH ARMY UNIT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: None

Keywords: Made the invasion of Inchon with the X Corps in September 1950. When we were sent back to Pusan I transferred to the 14th QM Graves Registration Company. I did not return home until May 1952.



Entry: 17321
Subject: ADD'L INFO

Elmer E. Johnson wrote on June 14, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MT. IRON MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served from oct 1950 to april 1952 . Kokura, 8204 , AGRS. I lost everything I had recorded, names especially but do remember James Waddell, Frank Schumpert, Jerry Trotter, Hal Livingston and M/SGT Walker..? I havn't reached any of these.

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Entry: 15336
Subject: URGENT INFORMATION NEEDED-PERSONNEL

Henry Stelzer wrote on March 7, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: COEUR D'ALENE ID

Unit: HQTRS. CO. 8204TH AGRSG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Urgently need the name and address of the Commanding Officer and the 1st Sgt (M/sgt Phillips?) of Hqtrs. Co., 8204th AGRSG, Camp Kokura, Japan from Nov. 1951-April 1953

Keywords: CO and 1st Sgt




Entry: 15044
Subject: KOKURA, JAPAN, 1950-1952

Elmer E. Johnson wrote on February 17, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MT. IRON MN

Unit: 8204 AGRS KOKURA, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 8204 AGRS KOKURA, JAPAN

Keywords:



Entry: 11296
Subject: LOOKING FOR SAM GIBSON

Loren (Scotty) Scott wrote on August 26, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH OGDEN UT

Unit: 8204TH

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 8204TH

Keywords: Sam Gibson, Norman Ward,



Entry: 8134
Subject: REMEMBERING

Elmer E. Johnson wrote on April 20, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MT. IRON MN

Unit: 8204 AGRS,KOKURA, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 8204 AGRS,KOKURA, JAPAN

Keywords:







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