86th Engineer Searchlight Company


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 93904
Subject: 86TH ENGINEERS SEARCHLIGHT COMPANY

Patricia Crosby wrote on October 29, 2016


City and State: GILL MA

Unit: ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle, John F. Crosby, was Commander of the 84th or 86th (there is some confusion in family records) Engineers Searchlight Company in Korea in 1950. He died in 1997 and I would like to put in a stone to mark his military service. I'm trying to find out the correct company as well as his rank, and the correct way to list it on a stone. I also have several cassette tapes of his memories of his service in Korea and his service in WWII as a camouflage specialist.

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Entry: 82638
Subject: 86TH ENGINEER SEARCHLIGHT CO.

Norman Remer wrote on April 1, 2012


City and State: SOUTHAMPTON PA

Unit: 86TH ENGINEER SEARCHLIGHT CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served as commander of the 2nd Platoon of the 86th
Eng'r. Slt. Co. from May of 1952 until the unit was
converted to Artillery in the winter of 1952-1953. The
Platoon Sgt. was a Corporal (Shannon) The next highest
rank was a PFC. Promations were hard to come by. We
moved around a bit covering, in turn, the area around
Kumwha and Chorwon. After the switch to Artillery, I
become Commo officer of the 74th Eng'r. Comb. Bn.
Finished my tour in Korea in June of 1953.

Would like to hear from anyone who served in the 86th
during that period.

Keywords: Korea, Searchlight, Chorwon, Kumwha



Entry: 33758
Subject: 86TH IN KOREA

Marc Meisner wrote on April 21, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, SGT Robert E. Meisner, served with the 86th from Jan '51-Feb '52. I have a number of pictures of him and his buddies with the searchlight trucks in Korea. I am interested in finding anyone who may have know my father during that time. Please feel free to contact me at mrmeisner@hotmail.com.

Thanks Marc

Keywords: Meisner



Entry: 32115
Subject: FIELD ARTILLERY SEARCHIGHTS IN KOREA

John C. Evans wrote on February 17, 2003

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City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit: 86TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTERY (SEARCHLIGHT)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was the last Commanding Officer of the 86th Field Artillery Battery (Searchlight), part of IX Corps Artillery. The unit was deactivated in the fall of 1954 and was located in the vicinity of Kumwha in the Chorwon valley. I was a First Lieutenant when the Battery was deactivated. The 60-inch Searchlights along with associated equipment were turned over to the ROK Army.

Keywords: 86th Field Artillery Battery (Searchlight)



Entry: 28829
Subject: LOOKING FOR KOREA ARMY WAR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN KOREA WITH UNITS AFFILIATED WITH THE 36TH ENGINEER

Edward B. (Eddie) Usonis wrote on October 14, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 36th Engineer Group - Korea Army War Veterans
Looking for Korea Army War Veterans who served in Korea with units affiliated with the 36th Engineer Combat Group. - IX Corps Engineers. Our location was below the Iron Triangle between Chorwan and Kumhwa near a shelled out town of Tae-de-gul. Interested in the whereabouts and status of veterans and would like to contact any veterans to exchange views and recollections. The 36th Engineer Group was located alongside Route 22 east of MSR-3 near Tae-de-gul. There was also a small stream nearby also not far from 44th MASH and a water reservoir. Our working quarters were bunkers in a small hill. Affiliated Units – The 11th, 74th, 194th, 378th Engineer Battalions – 76th Dump Truck Co. – 86th Engineer Searchlight Co. – 323rd Engineer Co Light – 1437th Engineer Treadway Bridge Co The purpose of this web site is to re-connect with old buddies, exchange news and views, revive old stories, renew old acquaintances, and indulge in a bit of nostalgia. This web page is focused on all veterans who had some connection with the 36th Engineer Group while in Korea

The following is our Address; http://www.36engr.cityslide.com
Ed Usonis
36th Engr Group Hq Hq
edwardoo@msn.com

Keywords: 36th Engineer (C) Group



Entry: 23067
Subject: IRON TRIANGLE SEARCHLIGHTS

Freeman Bradford wrote on February 10, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PALO ALTO CA

Unit: 15TH INF, 3RD DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:
While doing some research (OK, my memory isn't what it used to be) on the Korean War for an online scrapbook I'm putting together for my kids and grandkids, I ran across the mention of the searchlights used during the Korean War.

I remember those lights; you used to shine them on a Chinese hill in our sector at the end of what we called "Happy Valley". It was truly amazing as you lit up that hill better than daylight while forcing the Chinese to squint back into your searchlights.

If you like, you are welcome to take a look at some of these pictures those hills at the URL:

http://btainc.com/Korea/page_6.htm

to see if you recognize any of them. The pictures are scans of some personal slides I took while in Korea in 1952 and 1953.

If you know of a web site which talks about the searchlights, I'd be interested in getting the URL to add to the links in the scrapbook.

Thanks.

Keywords: Iron Triangle



Entry: 16406
Subject: 36TH ENGINEER (C) GROUP

Edward B. (Eddie) Usonis wrote on May 7, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 36th Engineer (C) Group - Looking for veterans who served in Korea with units affiliated with the 36th Engineer Combat Group. - IX Corps Engineers. Our location was below the Iron Triangle between Chorwan and Kumhwa near a shelled out town of Tae-de-gul. Interested in the whereabouts and status of members and would like to contact any veterans to exchange views and recollections. The 36th Group Hq Hq was located alongside Route 22 east of MSR-3 near Tae-de-gul. There was also a small stream nearby also not far from 44th MASH and a water reservoir. Our working quarters were bunkers in a small hill. Affiliated Units – The 11th, 74th, 194th, 378th Engineer Battalions – 76th Dump Truck Co. – 86th Engr Searchlight Co. – 323rd Engr Co Light – 1437th Engr Treadway Bridge Co.

The following is our URL Address; http://www.36th-Engr-Korea.cityslide.com

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Entry: 4993
Subject: JOHN CHABINA - IRON TRIANGLE

John Chabina wrote on November 16, 1999

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City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: 86TH ENGR CO SEARCHLIGHT BTRY

Service or Relationship: Air Force

Comments: served in the area known as the iron triangle,april,1952-march,1953.




Keywords: served in the area known as the iron triangle,april,1952-march,1053.






Entry: 3087
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George J. Rubattino wrote on May 6, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: BELLEVUE WA

Unit: 86TH F.A.BATTERY(SEARCHLIGHT)

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 86TH F.A.BATTERY(SEARCHLIGHT)

Keywords: 86th f.a.battery(searchlight)







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