99th Field Artillery Battalion (105MM)


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Entry: 93890
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY GRANDFATHER.

Alan Hardesty wrote on October 24, 2016


City and State: FT BRAGG NC

Unit: A 1-319TH AFAR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I'm trying to get some information on my grandfather, SSG Elmer C Hardesty. His DD214 says that he was in the service Battery, 99th FA BN from NOV 1944 to OCT 1946. Any information would be great.

Keywords:



Entry: 90731
Subject: RICHARD WALGURSKI

Abby Walgurski wrote on March 5, 2015


City and State:

Unit: BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am looking for anyone who knew or has information about my grandpa. His name is Richard Walgurski, and he was from Chicago. He was in the 99th Field Artillery Battalion in Battery B. He was a sergeant of an artillery team.

Keywords: Rich and Wally



Entry: 89550
Subject: LY. JG JAMES BREWER CRANE COUCH - 99TH FAB

Nathan Couch JR. wrote on August 22, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Jim was a US Naval doctor attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, 99th FAB during the Korean War (1950-1951).

I am trying to track down anyone who remembers a place called Chunchow, Korea. This, according to all the records I have been able to find, including a letter mentioning the Division Surgeon named, Lt. Col. Hume (sorry no first name here), is the place where my uncle died. I have been working to clear up some of the information on various websites (American Battle Monuments, TogetherWeServeed, etc) concerning Uncle Jim. There is some confusion as to where Chunchow is located or if this was a typo and it should have been Chunchon, or maybe even an Anglicized version of some Korean location.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards.

Keywords: April 4, 1951, Chunchow, Chunchon. mine incident



Entry: 89046
Subject: MERCURY II CAMERA

Andrew Young wrote on May 28, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 2ND MARINE DIVISION COMBAT CAMERA

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: So, this is a long shot, but I have come across a Mercury II 35mm camera that was carried by John Culotta, C BTRY 99 FA Bn. If anyone knows who he is, where he is at, any information, I would really like to know. My wife got his camera from a pawn shop in Ocean Springs, MS.

Keywords: John Culotta, Charlie Battery, C BTRY, 99 FA Bn, 99th Field Artillery Battalion.



Entry: 88477
Subject: A BATTERY, 99TH FA IN KOREA

David Bucholtz wrote on March 6, 2014


City and State: MANHATTAN KS

Unit: D BTRY, 1/5FA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father, Harvey Bucholtz, was a member of A Btry, 99th FA, attached to the 1st Cav in Korea, 1949-50. All I read about is B & C Btry. Can you say or direct me to anything or account that addresses what happened to A Btry?

Thank you for your service.

Keywords:



Entry: 88364
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF JOE URBANORWICZ

Larry Knight wrote on February 21, 2014


City and State:

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Looking for family members and friends of Joe Urbanorwicz for my mother, who knew Joe when they were in their teens. Would like to exchange information and memories of Joe.

Keywords:



Entry: 87650
Subject: RUBEN MARTINEZ 99TH FAB

Richard Martinez wrote on November 11, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for vets with the 99th who may have served with my

father Ruben Martinez from Canon City Colorado.



He was injured and received the Purple Heart and some battle

stars but he doesn't (or won't) remember much of his time there.



I sent to the Army to see if I could obtain the history or

movements of 1st Cav/99th FAB from Pusan northward but his

records were destroyed in fire in Kansas City in the early 70's

(According to the government).







Any help?

Keywords: Ruben Martinez of Canon City Colorado



99th FAB Korea



Entry: 86607
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER MY UNCLE JESS HUNT

Steve Johnson wrote on June 30, 2013


City and State: LAWSON MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Uncle Jess died back in the 80s I got my dad a military head

stone when he died last year and my aunt wanted one for Uncle

Jess, with the dd214 she started asking questions what things

mean on the foo so now she really wants to know how or what he

did to get a bronze star. Most of his records were destroyed in

the fire in St Louis so I thought maybe anyone out there might

remember him or maybe tell me where I may be able to get more

information for her.



Thanks Steve

Keywords: Uncle Jess Hunt was in the 99 field artillery B battery in the

Korean War. He was in Japan at the start of the war then to

Korea when it started. He was discharged in Sept of 51



Entry: 86282
Subject: SGT BRAKE WAS MY FRIEND

Dillon Wallace wrote on May 24, 2013


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: HQ. BATTERY 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY-LST CAVALRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I joined 99th field Artillery of the lst Cavarly Division in
later part of 1945 in Japan as occupational forces. I had met
Brake when he was our battery clerk. I was fooed by the
current Sgt. Major because I was the only soldier Hq. battery
who had typing on my record. I replace Brake as battery Clerk
and he became Sgt Major. I sailed for home on Sept.24, 1946
just before Brake. He asked me what I was going to do when I
got home and I said I am not going to re-enlist, but I was not
sure what I was going to do. He said when his time came to go
he probably would re-enlist and maybe go to officers school. We
were both 19 years old. That is the last time I saw him or
never heard from him. I would love to hear from him. My email
is t if I had his email, address or
telephone number I would contact him. If anyone have any
information about my old buddy, please get in touch with my
email.
Thanks,
Dillon Wallace-fooal T/5

Keywords:



Entry: 85651
Subject: 99TH FIELD BATT. C. NORMAN C. PRICE

Matthew Price wrote on March 5, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Im looking for anyone who knew my grandfather, Sgt. Norman C. Price. If
you could tell me anything about him it would be very nice to hear for me
and his family!

Keywords: Philippines, WWII, 1942-1945, Luzon, Manila, Santo Tomas, Field Battery
C, 1st Cav, Price,



Entry: 85602
Subject: REMEMBERING AND LOOKING

Dillon Wallace wrote on March 1, 2013


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:


I was drafted in 1945, had 16 wks of infantry basic
and arrived in the Phillipines on Luzon and joined
the 43rd infantry Div. Was put on 105 artillery piece
and the japanese surrounded Aug. 15th. We sailed for
Japanese occupation forces and arrived Sept 24th. The
43rd was the first Division to go home as a full unit
and have a parade down San Francisco, but I and
others was not eligble to go and was transferred to
other divisions. I went to the 99th headquarters
battery at Camp Drake which was located close to
Toyko. I was selected to be the battery clerk with a
rank of T/5 and the present clerk T/5 was selected to
become Sgt. Major that is correct from T/5 to Sgt
Major. The present Sgt. Major was going home. The new
Sgt. Major was name Brakenridge, we called him Brake.
I became eligble to go home on Sept 24, 1946. Brake
said he probably would reinlist and stay in the army.
I got home on my 20th birthday, went to college under
the G.I.bill and begin working in 1950 in the data
processing field and when computers came in I
beginning training and worked for over 50 years and
retired as a consultant/contract programmer for
myself.If anyone knew or had any contact with
Brakenridge, please contact me.
Thanks,
Dillon Wallace

Keywords:



Entry: 81018
Subject: IM TRYING TO FIND ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE SERVED WITH MY UNCLE JOHN NULF.WHO WAS KIA IN 52

Erik Nulf wrote on November 11, 2011


City and State: SPRING LAKE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: What a great web site its so full of info

Keywords: I really trying to find any info about my uncle john nulf who was killed on 11/12/52 .my family knows so little so if someone could fill me in that would be great.if i could mybe find someone who served with him and tell me alittle about him .and by the way thanks to all the vets.and your not forgotten.and may god bless you all.



Entry: 80891
Subject: LETTER FROM KOREA - SEPTEMBER 15- 1950

Frank Dee Springer SR. wrote on November 3, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Written by Sgt/1C Frank D. Springer who served in both
WWII and Korea



Korea

15 September 1950





Darling Wife and Family:

I will start this letter this morning and see how far I
get with it before I have to stop. Things have been
quiet for us so far but sometimes it doesnt take long
for them to boom. No letters yesterday. Maybe I will
get one today. I hope so.

We left Japan from Camp Hakata on some L.S.T.s and
landed in Korea on the 6th. We loaded on the night I
talked to you by phone for the last time (July 4,
1950). When we landed her it was at Puson, where we
stayed for a day and a half. Then we moved up to a
town by the name or Miryang. We stayed there
overnight, then moved up to Taegu. We stayed there for
three days then the Eighth Army Headquarters moved in
so we went up to 15 miles north of Taejon on the Kum
River. That is where we went into position for the
first time.

We were there on the Kum River for a few days and did a
lot of firing. That is where we tried to hold the
North Koreans from crossing the river. That was a big
battle. Then we moved around the mountain we were on
to a little schoolhouse for a day and we got run out
for the first time.

We pulled back south of Taejon about five miles and
stayed there one day, then our battery moved at night
back through Taejon about four miles onto an airstrip.
We got set up and our fox holes dug and went to sleep
about 3:00 in the morning. About 7:00 the same morning
we were awakened by an air attack. There were four
enemy planes. Our jets shot them down but then the
enemy tanks opened up on us. This was the first time
that we had been shelled but it started about 7:30 in
the morning and lasted until dark. They just kept
putting them in on us. Every time we would hear the
gun go off, we would hit our fox holes, then there it
was. We kept shooting back at them. One time I was
loading the gun and we hear one coming. I hit the
ground and the shell hit the bank of the road about 30
feet behind me. If I had tried to make it to my fox
hole that time, I believe it would have cut me in two.
My fox hole was about 15 feet from where the shell hit
and I would never have made it. We had a few wounded
but not many.

I cant tell you everything by letter but you will have
an idea of what it was like.

By the time night came everyone was so nervous they
didnt know what to do. Just after dark we moved out
and went right into Taejon itself and set up again.
There was a lot of firing all around us and in the
morning we woke up surrounded by tanks and enemy
infantry. We stayed there a while and fought it out
with them. We saw we didnt have a chance so we got
ready to move out. We had to fight our way as we went
and my carbine got so hot I could hardly hold it in my
hands. The buildings were burning on both sides of the
street and it was so hot in places that we were almost
choked.

We were in my truck, that is, my section of men was.
All along the streets there were tanks, trucks and lots
of dead, both enemy and our own. They were shooting at
us from all over. Windows, doors, roofs and alleys.
We made it to outside of town. They had shot our right
front tire when we first started but we couldnt stop.
When we got to the outside of town, everything was
quiet so I lit up a cigarette for my driver and myself
and about that time all hell broke loose. On the right
side of the road about 1000 yards away there was a hill
with a nest of enemy and they were shooting at us from
there with machine guns. So we opened fire back at
them, traveling all the time. I had a 50 caliber
machine gun on the back of my truck that sure was
putting out the lead. The dust was so thick we could
hardly see the road. We went like a beeline for about
five miles until we came to our own lines. When we saw
one of our tanks along the road, my heart jumped up in
my throat. I thought at first it was an enemy tank and
when I saw it wasnt, I sure took a big sigh of relief.

We went back over the hill to our aid station and
unloaded all the dead and wounded. I only had one
wounded man on my truck. He was shot in the arm by his
shoulder. We turned around and went back about five
miles and went into position again and stayed that
night. The next morning those SOBs were down on us
again so we had to move to Taejon. That is where our
Division Commander is missing. When we left there I
dont remember where we went but in a few days we were
in Chinju. We stayed there that night and about 4:30
in the morning those dirty so-and sos were on us again
so we had to fight our way out to get back a little way.

After we got out of Taejon I was sick and weak, not
caring what anyone did to me. All the men felt the
same way. We were wanting some reinforcements because
there wasnt much left of this division, and we were
still the only ones her.

After we were run out of Chinju we went down near
Mason. We went into position there and stayed about
three days. Then one noon we got 40 mm AAA gun. I was
messing around with it and the B.C. asked me if I could
fire it. I said yes and thats all that was said about
it. We went on with our regular duty. Then the next
morning just as we were getting ready for breakfast,
they were on us again. They were coming over the hills
all around us. This was about 7:30 a.m. We all got
behind banks of dirt and in our fox holes and about
that time the half-track with the 40 mm gun drove past
us and behind us to our right flank. Then I heard the
B.C. call me and I knew what it was for (all this was
the morning of August 6th).

I put my 45 ammo in my pocket and ran up to where the
40 mm gun was, jumped on it and got it ready to fire.
The B.C. would look through his field glasses and show
me where to fire. Then I would blow the hell out of
them. We fought them off until about 11:00 and then we
knew we couldnt hold them off much longer, so what
trucks that could, moved out. I stayed there and kept
firing until just before they moved the half-track.
Something hit a piece of metal under my left foot and
glanced off and hit me under my right foot. It sure
stung and I sure came off that gun in a hurry. I guess
it was a rifle bullet.

All the time we were fighting they were dropping mortar
rounds in on us and about 11:30 it got too hot. We had
to move out. When the half-track took off I was on the
ground and it went so fast I couldnt keep up with it.
When it pulled away from me and enemy machine gun
started kicking up dirt around my feet. I sure hit the
rice paddy. I went up the rice paddy along the road
about 100 yards, then crossed the road and another rice
paddy. I didnt know I could run so fast through mud
and water!

The machine gun splattered mud and water all over me.
When I got out of that rice paddy, I got along a bank
and headed back in the direction where our trucks and
guns were. I got about 50 yards and that damn
machinegunner spotted me again. This time he threw
dirt in my face, so I hit the ground again. There were
about 5 or 6 men back there in position yet so I told
them to get out. After they were clear, I hollered at
some men that were on top of one of the hills to see if
they could bring out some trucks. Then I started out
on foot. I went about 200 yards around a bend and that
machinegunner opened up on me again. I hit the dirt
again. I crawled about 50 yards and around another
bend, then got up and ran for a few yards, then hit the
ground and crawled for a ways, then ran again. I did
that until I got out of there.

I made it down the road about 300 yards and saw a truck
coming. It was mine but it wasnt my driver. He was
still up on a hill giving them hell. I jumped on the
truck. It was carrying a few wounded and I guess the
driver must have been nervous as we only got a short
distance down the road when he ran the truck off the
road into a rice paddy. We couldnt get it out because
it hung there with two wheels in the rice paddy and two
on the road. We couldnt leave it there because if by
any chance another truck did come by, the road was so
narrow it couldnt have gotten past. The only thing we
could do was tip it over and burn it so the enemy
couldnt get any of the equipment. Thats where I lost
everything I had except the clothes I had on.

From then on we have just been moving here and there.
We were in a place near Taegu that was supposed to be a
rest area but it wasnt much of a rest because we had
to get everything shined up for a Command Inspection.
I have never heard of such a stupid thing as that. We
were there about 10 days and have been on the go from
then on.

The other day we went to push the North Koreans back
just south of Pohang on the east coast. We did, and
now the South Koreans are holding that sector. The 1st
Cavalry Division relieved us at Yongdong and we were
supposed to go in rest then, but didnt. In between
Pohang and Yongdong we were run out of position and
have been on the go, first one place and then another.

So now you know what Ive been through since Ive been
here. From now on, Im sure it will be different
because we have other outfits over here. When we got
over here we were the only ones here. They split us up
with one regiment of infantry and one battery of
artillery. Then the 25th Division came and helped us
out, then the 1st Cavalry. Now you can see by the
newspaper who all are over here.

Things have been quiet here except at about 5:00 there
was a lot of shooting to our front. I dont think there
is anything to worry about from now on. Oh, yes.
Yesterday there was a North Korean plane shot down just
to our front.

Well, Honey, how are things on the home front? In one
position where we were I caught four chickens and
cleaned and fried them on a little stone with some salt
and pepper and grease from the kitchen. They sure were
good. The B.C. had a piece and said it was the best
chicken he has ever eaten. When I first got here, I
would give the South Koreans a pack of cigarettes for a
watermelon. I did that until the first time we got run
out of a position. From then on, any time I wanted a
watermelon or something I just took it. One time we
were driving down a road and I saw a big basket of
watermelons along the side of the road. I had the
driver drive over beside them and when we were right
beside them, I had the driver stop and loaded six of
them into the truck. Then we took off. Mean, arent
I. I have made up my mind that from now on, I dont
pay for anything. If I want it, I just take it. But
there isnt much I want. I dont have my stone, so I
cant fry any chicken. Ill have to wait until I can
get another one. For the first six weeks we ate
nothing but C rations.

If you dont know what some of these words are, you can
ask some of the men in Japan. You know, we get to
talking about what we have gone through and sure do
laugh about it now. Ask Hill and Rumple how they
would have liked to be with me.

Give the kids a hug for me.



All my love,



Your husband and daddy



[I have added a note saying that Dad was in the 13th
Field Artillery Battalion. His was the first division
into the Korean Police Action that began in 1950.
They were woefully understrength and the three weeks
that followed their landing before the first
reinforcements arrived were even rougher than the
combat Dad had seen in the Pacific during WWII.)

Keywords: 1st Letter home from Korea 2 1/2 months of combat prior
to this letter



Entry: 80890
Subject: LETTER FROM KOREA - SEPTEMBER 15- 1950

Frank Dee Springer SR. wrote on November 3, 2011


City and State: EAGLE POINT OR

Unit: ARMY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was born on the 21st of July 1950-- Just a couple of
weeks after my father was shipped across with Task
Force Smith- I had believed he had been sent across
with the 99th FA as he was a member of that unit and
also the 61stFA -- WWII and Korea War Vet.

I have just today gotten a transcript of his first
letter back home from Korea-- A long 2 and 1/2 months
after he first arrived in theater. I believe anyone
interested in this war may find some value in this
letter. I was named for my dad and my moms young
cousin Andrew- Dee- Shane was killed at Chosin Res the
end of November or so. -- Frank Dee Springer Sr.

Keywords: Letter --- I am believed to be the first child born to
a Korean War Combat Vet--



Entry: 80555
Subject: MAJOR JACK WILLIAM BOLT ,SR

James W. Bolt wrote on October 1, 2011


City and State: LAURENS SC

Unit: B,BTRY 63D FA BN C,BTRY 52ND FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Major Bolt was born November 30 1914 died September
2011.As a Captain he move the battery from Fort
Devens MA to Korea and on it arrival in in Korea it
became C,Battery 99th Field Artillery Battalion Sign
40 yards

Keywords: Battle At UNSAN Korea



Entry: 80434
Subject: 99TH BN C BTRY 1950-51

Royce Withey JR. wrote on September 21, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm pretty sure he/they were state side when the war
broke out, and made their way to Japan, and then to
Pusan. I'd like to find out if anyone knew my Dad,
and/or where the unit moved while he was there.

Keywords: My father was Sgt. Royce Withey. He was attached to
the 1st Cav. Div. 99th Bn, C Btry from 1950-1951 in
Korea.



Entry: 78290
Subject: I AM HIS SON

Denis Murphy wrote on March 22, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: does any one remember him

Keywords:



Entry: 76417
Subject: FIREBALL OF TEAJON

Frank Dee Springer SR. wrote on October 14, 2010


City and State: EAGLE POINT OR

Unit: 1ST CAV 99TH FA BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have known my father--- Frank Dominick Springer- Sargent 1st Class-- He was shipped from Japan on the 1st of July 1950 as part of Operation Smith - to Korea-- He was in combat there until late December of 50. Several Bronze star medals for his action. Quiet man, loving Father. -- I've seen a photo of his gun with the inscription written on the barrel----"FIREBALL OF TEJON OR TEAJON

Anyone with any information on who he served with would be appreciated. He also served with the 61st in the Pacific campaign I loved that old man and I miss him. He was a true American and a great father. He always felt humbled that he was lucky enough to get home and so many of his "boys" didn't make that journey.

Keywords: Tejon, Teajon Operation Smith



Entry: 76243
Subject: MARVIN D. JENSEN - KOREA 1950-1952

Terri Lindstadt wrote on September 25, 2010


City and State: PAVILLION WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my father, Marvin D. Jensen. He served in Korea from about 1950-52. He was missing in action for approx. 2 weeks. His troops and he were separated from the rest by the enemy. He killed a pig for food and was busted down from a Sergeant to Corporal because pigs in Korea are sacred animals. His records were destroyed in the fire. He speaks of the 39th parrallel? And taking over hills? He is 80 years old and has never spoken much about his time in Korea. He does tell of MIA and of going out on patrol to rescue a downed pilot. When he returned back to camp, General Dean and company had been captured.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

His DD214 States he received the Purple Heart, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal (5 Battle Stars) - Shrapnel Wounds 24 Jul 50 Near Taegu Korea. Army states they have no records showing he was ever wounded in action.

Thanks again Terri

Keywords: Taegue, Korea, Hill, Pig, Parallel



Entry: 73564
Subject: 99TH FAB C BTRY LOCATION UNSON 11/21/50

Bill Ferriss wrote on February 15, 2010


City and State: PHOENIXVILLE PA

Unit: C BTRY 99TH FAB 1ST CAV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hi guys, just taking headcount. How many of us are still getting up and jogging a few mles or just reading the paper!![or just getting up]??? Help me I am still counting.

Keywords: PUSON ---- UNSON ---- PONGYANG ----- NOV 2 1950 [unson]



Entry: 65179
Subject: 30 AUG 1950 TO 24 AUG 1951

Lisa Montgomery wrote on April 10, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST POINT GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I recently found some service records of my dad's. I am helping my son discover his grandfather through my dad's military service. My dad joined the army 6 Jan 1941 and retired 1 Jan 1966. He did not talk about Korea, I get the idea it was bad memories. One story that I know bits and pieces of is about being with his unit when all the other units pulled out and they were left behind the lines. I remember he said it was so cold and the only thing they had to eat was frozen peanut butter. Sound familiar to anyone? I may have the stories mixed up. Can anyone help clear it up. My dad was called Rich sometimes, short for Richardson. His name was Tom Richardson from Carrollton, Mississippi. He died 26 July 1982.

Keywords: Peanut Butter, Rich,



Entry: 61889
Subject:

Ralph Sutton SR. wrote on August 6, 2007


City and State: ROCHELLE GA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: need to know if any listings sence last posted information about three years ago. by ralph sutton

Keywords:



Entry: 61658
Subject: BN INSIGNIA

Roxann Patzman wrote on July 17, 2007


City and State: BURNSVILLE MN

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: the 99th Battalion had an insignia of a norman shield, triangularish in shape, with a red background and a frontal view of a mule's head. I need to know what the color of the mule's head was and what color the outline of it was. I am making my Father a commemorative jacket for his time in Korea. He was in Baker Battery, but I don't know what his unit was. I also know he was out of the Madison Minnesota National Guard. I'd also like to know how to find out what his service pins(?)i.e. the long narrow colored pins were. How can I find this out?

Just a thought for the web-master, I think it would be a great idea to have the insignias for the battalions on their home pages. I've searched the web with every possible phrase and cannot find the korean 99th mule head anywhere.

Keywords: insignias



Entry: 58132
Subject: NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Richard Parra wrote on July 17, 2006


City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 57225
Subject: PFC WILLIAM DESIMONE

Tom Ludka wrote on May 19, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY A BATTERY 7/50 - 8/51

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I am assiting this veteran with a claim and would like to hear from anyone who may have served with this veteran. Please e mail or call me.

Keywords:



Entry: 57175
Subject: COMMANDER OF C BTRY 99 FA BN

James W. Bolt wrote on May 15, 2006


City and State: LAURENS SC

Unit: 63 FA BN 24 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: The commander of C Btry was Captain Jack Bolt he is my uncle he live in Columbia South Carolina. his hearing is bad if yuo call and fail to under stand him call back later talk to my aunt get his home adderss and write him. his phone number is 803-794 2437 he is still sharp and remember details about korea

Keywords: November 2 1950 unit ran in to a road block that was set up by the chinese army had to fight through it



Entry: 52625
Subject: 99TH FA BN, C BATTERY, UNIT 3-JAMES SMALE

Vicki Tilton wrote on August 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am transcribing letters from my Uncle James Smale while he served in Japan. Korea and Viet Nam. One letter of February 7, 1949 mentions he was moved to Camp Weear. It is probably mis-spelled. Does anyone know what camp that would be?

Keywords:



Entry: 51668
Subject: DANIEL PIANTAGGINI 99TH FA C-BATTERY

David Piantaggini wrote on June 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: HUDSON NH

Unit: 99TH C BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Helping my Dad contact other vets. He was a forward observer 1st cav 99th FA C-Battery. He was injured the night of Nov 2, 1950 during Chinese attack at Unsan. Road was blocked and he was WIA. Remembers 2 men carring him to safety. Has always wondered who they were and what happened to others. Does anyone remember him?

Dave

Keywords: unsan,forward observer,november 2 1950



Entry: 51324
Subject: LOOKING FOR B BTY 1951 T0 1952

Dennis H. Jones wrote on June 3, 2005


City and State: UTICA MI

Unit: B BTY 99 FA 1ST CAV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 49553
Subject: CORPORAL JOE C. MUSITANO: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS FROM 1ST CALVARY , 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

S. Musitano wrote on March 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Comments: Reposting of previous inquirey:
I am helping my dad, Corporal Joe C. Musitano, to find fellow vets and friends who served with him from 1950-1951 in Pusan, Pangan, Seoul, etc.
(and 1951-1954 in Saporo, Aikado,and Europe).

He would like to make contact with anyone who might remember him. Thanks.





Keywords: Pusan, Pangan, Saporo, Aikado, 1st Calvary, 99th Field Artillery Battalion

Keywords: Pusan, Pangan, Saporo, Aikado, 1st Calvary, 99th Field Artillery Battalion



Entry: 49547
Subject: CORPORAL JOE C. MUSITANO: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS FROM 1ST CALVARY , 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

S. Musitano wrote on March 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am helping my dad, Corporal Joe C. Musitano, to find fellow vets and friends who served with him from
1949-1951 in Pusan, Pangan, Seoul, etc. and 1951-1954 in Saporo, Aikado,and Europe. He would like to make contact with anyone who might remember him. Thanks.





Keywords: Pusan, Pangan, Saporo, Aikado, 1st Calvary, 99th Field Artillery Battalion



Entry: 47232
Subject: WILLIAM 'BILL' FAIRCHILD - ANY INFORMATION

Catherine Fairchild wrote on December 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Any information on time spent 1953+ would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: 99th FABN 1st Cav Div
Hokkaido Honshu Iwojima 99/B



Entry: 46754
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY DAD

Bob Kleekamp JR. wrote on November 10, 2004


City and State: ST. CHARLES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Bob Kleekamp. My dad's name is also Bob Kleekamp. He trained at Ft. Hood before shipping off to Korea sometime in November of 1950. He was on a 105 with the 99th Field Artillery, "C" Battery, 1st Cavalry Division. Dad spent nearly 18 months in Korea during which time his unit crossed the 38th Parallel, he recalls fierce fighting near the Yalu River and the Imjin and remembers the battles fought against the Chineses as they entered the war to help the North Koreans.
My dad just turned 74 years old last month. Just shortly after his birthday we found out that he has lung cancer. I was sitting with him today as he underwent his first chemo treatment and we started to talk about old friends. We got on the subject of the Korean War and he wondered if any of his old Army buddies were still around.
This website looked like a great source of information so thus the reason for my e-mail. If anyone remembers my dad and can help us with adding some pieces to the puzzle of my dad's tour in Korean, it will be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at tklee@charter.net.
Thank you for your time.

Best regards,

Bob Kleekamp, Jr.

Keywords: When a sargent couldn't pronounce dad's last name (klee camp) the sargent would call my dad - (clip nap)



Entry: 45608
Subject: A BATTERY, KENNETH CHARLES HILGART, MIA 6/26/51

Raymond J. (Ray) Hilgart wrote on September 3, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WARRENTON VA

Unit: 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: This is a re-posting of comments I made in December 2002. Email was incorrect.

I am looking for a story line for a remembrance paragraph in family history book for Kenneth Charles Hilgart, Battery A, 99th FAB, MIA 29 Jun 1951 (later MIA to KIA). Looking to verify that he was a member of Lt. Henry G. Murphy's 99th FAB FO crew located about 1000 meters west of Hill 202 in support of a Thai infantry battalion when enemy mortar killed both Lt Murphy and Cpl Hilgart. Supposedly Paul A Bleke (Pfc)was also a member of the FO crew (and also maybe others) and Bleke was wounded by mortar attack. Unverified information has it that Thai infantry moved the bodies of Murphy and Hilgart to a bunker on Hill 202 where they were buried when the Thai force had to evacuate the Hill 202. The bodies were later recovered after friendly forces re-occupied Hill 202. Can anyone verify this action or make a disclaimer of it. Also, where on a map would be Hill 202??

Thanks.

Keywords: Murphy, Henry G. Jr.
Hilgart, Kenneth C.
Bleke, Paul A.



Entry: 42231
Subject: RECIL PAUL ARWOOD

Deborah Arwood Ketron wrote on April 10, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: KINGSPORT TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: ANY INFORMATION OR PICTURES OF HIM FROM ANYONE THAT KNEW HIM OR WAS WITH HIM DURING THIS TIME. HE WAS MIA NOV. 2 1950. HE WAS WITH THE C CO 99 ART BN(105MM) 1 CAV DIV. THANK YOU

Keywords: MIA NOV 2, 1950



Entry: 41212
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMRADES 'B' BTRY 99TH

Jerry Locher wrote on February 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FLINT MI

Unit: 'B' BTRY 99TH FA BN 1ST CAV 8TH REG

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have been trying to contact Melissa Schlick who has poseted that she is a family member of PFC Robert Dashkovitz. I was there the day that Robert was KIA. I also have a picture of him while alive. I would be happy to talk with Melissa or anyone else about the Korea ect.

Keywords: Yongdong, and other battles. Landing at Pusan July 18th 1950



Entry: 41210
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMRADES 'B' BTRY 99TH

Jerry Locher wrote on February 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FLINT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 41209
Subject: LOOKING FOR COMRADES 'B' BTRY 99TH

Jerry Locher wrote on February 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: FLINT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 41008
Subject: 99 FAB POSITIONS AT YONGDONG, JULY 1950

Roy Montgomery wrote on February 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have location information about 99FAB positions during the July 1950 battle at Yongdong (this was where the 1st Cav first relieved the 24th Division, around 21 July). I travel to Yongdong about twice per year with Veterans, and will be going there this October with 1st Cav Vets. I'd like to research the 99th's positions for this trip, but won't have the time to make it to the Archives before leaving (I'm in California, Archives are in Maryland). Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Roy Montgomery

Keywords:



Entry: 39571
Subject:

Dennis H. Jones wrote on December 30, 2003


City and State:

Unit: B BTY 99FA BN 1ST CAV,

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 39570
Subject: WHAREVER HAPTEND TO

Dennis H. Jones wrote on December 30, 2003


City and State:

Unit: B BTY 99FA BN 1ST CAV,

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: WHAT HAPPEND TO CAPT LYNCH, LT. RAY,I WAS HIS LAST RECON SGT,SGT LICHTER AND OUR JEEP DRIVER I HAVED FOUND 1ST SGT CARLTON SMITH,HE STILL LIVES IN PARAGOULD ARK.

Keywords: CPL DENNIS H JONES B BTY 99TH FA BN 1ST CAV APRIL1951 TO APRIL 1952



Entry: 39560
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE IN UNIT AUG 50 TO AUG 51.

Donald N. Shafer wrote on December 30, 2003


City and State: WAYLAND NY

Unit: C BTRY. 99TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN, 8TH CAV. REGT, 1S

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Went on line north of Teague at the bowling alley in the Pusan perimeter. North to Pyongyang, North Korea and at Unsan,on Nov.2, 1950, back and forth to Seoul and who knows where until rotated to the States in August 1951.

Keywords:



Entry: 39535
Subject: LOOKING FOR OTHERS FROM MY OLD UNIT

Dennis H. Jones wrote on December 29, 2003


City and State:

Unit: B-BAT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 33610
Subject: MISSING BUDDIES

Kenneth (Ken) Burns wrote on April 15, 2003


City and State: ROYAL OAK MI

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Recently found ltr dtd25 MAR 1950 FROM Nakano,Japan He was assgd to Btry "B"99th FA. ser # 16 294 898. He also mentioned Coapstick, Schmidt and Beebe all were stationed in or attached to the 1st Cav. We all took basic training at Camp Breckenridge, KY from Jan to Mar 1949. would like any buddies from that unit era to contact me.

Keywords: Yoju,Korea,19Feb 1951,fatal 30 cal MG wound9 carrying his own weapon



Entry: 32089
Subject: TROY DELANO UNDERWOOD

Buddy Britt wrote on February 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLOOMINGTON IN

Unit: 88TH MAINTENANCE COMPANY HANAU, GERMANY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My uncle, Troy Delano Underwood, was MIA on 11/02/1950. It was before my time and my mother told me about him. His nickname was "Buddy" and mom named me after him. He was from Unit C BTY
99th FA BN. He was about 16 yrs old when he was MIA. Any informaiton, anyone who knew him or has
letters that mention him, please contact me.

Keywords:



Entry: 30650
Subject: SINKING OF THE TOYA MARU

Debs Day wrote on December 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEEDS AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Seeking information about the sinking of the ferry boat Toya Maru on September 26, 1954 of the coast of Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. My brother drowned and was a member of Battery C, 99th Field Artillery Battalion. I believe over 35 Soldiers drowned.

Keywords: SINKING OF THE JAPANESE FERRY BOAT TOYA MARY IN 1954 WITH US ARMY PERSONNEL ABOARD.



Entry: 30590
Subject: BATTERY A (99TH FAB) FO CREW

Raymond J. (Ray) Hilgart wrote on December 23, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WARRENTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for a story line for remembrance paragraph in family history book for Kenneth Charles Hilgart, Battery A, 99th FAB, MIA 29 Jun 1951 (later MIA to KIA). Looking to verify that he was a member of Lt. Henry G. Murphy's 99th FAB FO crew located about 1000 meters west of Hill 202 in support of a Thai infantry battalion when enemy mortar killed both Lt Murphy and Cpl Hilgart. Supposedly Paul A Bleke (Pfc)was also a member of the FO crew (and also maybe others) and Bleke was wounded by mortar attack. Unverified information has it that Thai infantry moved the bodies of Murphy and Hilgart to a bunker on Hill 202 where they were buried when the Thai force had to evacuate the Hill 202. The bodies were later recovered after friendly forces re-occupied Hill 202. Can anyone verify this action or make a disclaimer of it. Also, where on a map would be Hill 202??

Thanks.

Keywords: Murphy, Henry G. Jr.
Hilgart, Kenneth C.
Bleke, Paul A.



Entry: 28504
Subject: NACHMAN ADDITION

John J. (Jack) Picciolo wrote on September 27, 2002


City and State: LOCKPORT IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have confirmed that Lt. Nachman had transferred
out of the 17th proir to his death. He deployed
with the 17th and probably ended up with the 99th.
Than

Keywords:



Entry: 28500
Subject: LT IRVIN NACHMAN KIA 1-26-51

John J. (Jack) Picciolo wrote on September 27, 2002


City and State: LOCKPORT IL

Unit: 2/17TH FA

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for information on Lt. Nachman.
He is listed as KIA and attached to the 99th Art
Bn. I have a 1Sgt from the 17th FA Bn who
thinks that Nachman was with the 17th FA. He
has a 1950 Fort Sill Yearbook with Lt. Irwin
Nachman pictured with C Battery 17th Bn. The
Lt. was a forward observer and possibly
spotting for more than one unit at the time of
his death. I am interested as we would like to
list Lt. Nachman in our KIA memorial page.
I would like to contact any Korean vet from the
99th who might remember the incident on
Jan. 26th, 1951. The 17th was an 8" unit
supporting the Cav at the time.

Keywords:



Entry: 27101
Subject:

Kenneth (Ken) Burns wrote on July 21, 2002


City and State: ROYAL OAK MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: a causalty near Yoju,Korea 19 feb 51 i took basic with him at cp breckinridge, ky. would like to hear from former comrades.

Keywords: fred p sabatine b btry 99th fa






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