Sweden - Korean War


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Entry: 95453
Subject: SWEDISH RED CROSS HOSPITAL KOREA

george cook wrote on April 7, 2018


City and State:

Unit: 17TH INFANTRY, KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for any information or former patients on the 8411 US army unit, the
administrative unit for american patients in the Swedish Red Cross Hospital,
Pusan. during the Korean war.

Thank you
cookgeor@aol.com

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Entry: 94862
Subject: CHARLES E. BROOKS

Myrtle (Ann) Brooks wrote on August 6, 2017


City and State: BELLINGHAM WA

Unit: HUSBAND: INF. & SIGNAL CORP

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My husband was stationed in Korea in 1950 -1951. He was injured and was behind the 38th Parallel and was left behind as the Chinese Communists were advancing. Most retreated and left some of the wounded behind. He was discovered by a South Korean farmer who hid him in his hut with raw sweet potatoes and water. He was found 19 days later and taken to the Swedish Hospital Red Cross ship off of Pusan. Is there anyway I can get the records stating he was there and the time. He later was transferred to Japan. He was in the 5th Army unit, I believe and also in the Signal Corp and the Cavalry unit. I am his wife and he passed away Aug 3, 2015 and I am trying to get his army records straight as a lot of stuff was never recorded. Please help me if at all possible. Thank you Sincerely Ann Brooks annbrooks13@c0mcast.net.

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Entry: 78386
Subject: SWEDISH HOSPITAL PUSAN

Lawrence T. (Larry) Mosiniak wrote on March 30, 2011


City and State: MINERAL VA

Unit: 45 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: does anyone know how i may check my hospital records for my stay in the hosp ???

Keywords: swedish hospital 1952 - 1953



Entry: 77146
Subject: SNAKE BITE

Lawrence T. (Larry) Mosiniak wrote on December 16, 2010


City and State: MINERAL VA

Unit: 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: treated at swedish hosp in in 1952 - 1953 pusan i sure would like to see my med records thanks to those who helped save my life !! larry

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Entry: 75182
Subject: FOR SWEDISH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE DURING KOREAN WAR

Daehan Choi wrote on June 23, 2010


City and State: SEOUL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: United Nations

Comments: i am really appreciating for the medical assistance of
sweden during korean war,in 1950. Swedes did care korean
people who was eager to be free from the war without any
compensation. we never forget the veterans and volunteers
from sweden.

Keywords: Korean War, the 60th anniversary of korean war, sweden,
National Medical Center in South-Korea



Entry: 74392
Subject: SWEDISH RED CROSS HOSPITAL

Ji-Wook Park wrote on April 17, 2010


City and State: JEJU-SI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hi! I am medical historian. I'm finding about documents of UN Medical Assistance during Korean War by 5 countries; Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy. India. Thanks for your friendly cooperation!

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Entry: 67508
Subject:

Eric Arthur JR. wrote on October 15, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: AGONA SWEDRU C

Unit: MECHANIAL DEPARTMENT

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I wish to get more information on how to get advice on howto involve in that inst.And accomodation over there please consider my comments

Keywords: I like to join the korea operations to suport that.



Entry: 66898
Subject: LOOKING FOR SWEDISH HOSPITAL WORKER LENNART YONSON

John Roberts wrote on August 16, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: MURFREESBORO TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am an American Red Cross Volunteer and have been looking for Lennart Yonson (Lenard Johnson?) who is in a photo of the American Red Cross Korean War calendar, printed in 2000 and photo dated 1950. He is standing around a piano with 6 other United Nations Servicemen and a Red Cross Gal.
He must have worked in the 200 bed Hospital that was sent to Korea by the Swedish government soon after the war began, which later became a 400 bed hospital.
Any information will be greatfully appreciated.
He has a uniform on and the only patch is on his right sleeve. Sweden?

Keywords: American Red Cross Club, Pusan, Korea. 1950



Entry: 65824
Subject: CARE WHILE AT SWEDISH HOSPITAL

Buckley (Buck) Carpenter SR. wrote on May 29, 2008


City and State: MONROE CT

Unit: 24TH DIV - 724TH TROB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I just wanted to comment on the great and wonderful care that i received by this unit two different times . They were great ,and i will never forget Them .God love them all. Buck Carpenter

Keywords: Swish Hospital ,Korea, Hospital Ship Haven ,Pusan Habor1951



Entry: 54307
Subject: GORANS MEDAL

T. J. wrote on November 27, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hej Göran!
The medal you got was the ww2 version of the medal of freedom wich was created in 1945 and given to civilians that has helped the US, for instance to ww2 resistance fighters. I got the medals of an other veteran of the swedish field hospital in Korea - Gillis Röing. Among his medals are also this version of the Medal of Freedom. Interested if you have any information about this Röing and what he did at the field hospitals. Inn 1963 the medal of freedom was instituted again but with a new apperence and is more prestigious.
Hälsningar
Torbjörn

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Entry: 53376
Subject: RECEIVED AMERICAN MEDAL. WHICH?

Goran Enhorning wrote on October 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: VERO BEACH FL

Unit: SWEDISH RED CROSS HOSPITAL

Service or Relationship: United Nations

Comments: After returning from Korea in 1953 I recived an American Medal. I am trying to find out which medal it was. The medal has been lost. As far as I can remember it was a Medal of Freedom. However, since this is a very prestigeous award I think it must be some other medal, but which?

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Entry: 53346
Subject: AWARDED AMERICAN MEDAL?

Goran Enhorning wrote on September 29, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: VERO BEACH FL

Unit: SURGEON

Service or Relationship: United Nations

Comments:

Keywords: Served as surgeon at the Swedish Red Cross Hospital in Pusan, Korea. Was awarded Syngman Ree Medal and an American Medal. I am trying to find out what kind of American Medal it was.



Entry: 38902
Subject: SWEDISH RED CROSS HOSPITAL, GREAT IN TIME OF NEED.

Ronald L. (Ron) Lewman wrote on December 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: FALL CREEK OR

Unit: 8132ND AU PUSAN OUTPORT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Memories of the Care while Hospitalized will be with me for ever. Hospitalized twice before being
evacuated to Japan, the Care was second to none.

Thanks, Ron Lewman

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Entry: 37013
Subject: PICTURES OF PUSAN 1953

Grace Rose wrote on September 19, 2003


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Recently I acquired slides/photo albums from my parents who were both involved with the Korean War. A few have been scanned and posted on my website in the event any readers here are interested in old memories of your time in Pusan, 1953-1955. More to come as time permits

http://www.gracerose.com/korea/index.html

Keywords: Swedish Red Cross Hospital Pusan 1953-1955 Photos



Entry: 36694
Subject: SWEDISH RED CROSS

Ingvar Svensson wrote on September 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: SWEDIS RED CROSS FIELD HOSPITAL, PUSAN

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone that was at the Swedish Red Cross Hospital, Pusan,from June to December of 1953

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Entry: 34022
Subject: SWEDISH HOSPITAL - PUSAN

Grace Rose wrote on May 6, 2003


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My mother was a Swedish Red Cross Lt./nurse at the hospital in Pusan in 1952-1953. I would love to hear from anyone who might have been her patient or co-worker. Her name is Inga-Britt.

Keywords: Swedish Red Cross Lieutenant Nurse Swedish Hospital Pusan 1952-1953



Entry: 16726
Subject: SWEDISH HOSPITAL AT PUSAN

Robert Niederschmidt wrote on May 22, 2001


City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: K-9 AIR BASE- PUSAN EAST

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the main gate when the call came through that there were people in the ocean and to send help. There was a typhoon coming in and the sea had some very high waves coming into the beach. I called someone who called the US Army Hialeha Coumpound in Pusan for help. We had no helicopters but the Army did. Some Air Force people went and the Army sent MPs. It was daylight but when the swimmers went in attached to ropes, they were washed back up on the beach. They were cut up pretty bad.
The report was that 6 people from the Swedish Army Hospital had been watching the waves come in when they were suddenly swept off the beach and into the water. They managed to make it to a place where they could stand up but could not get back to the beach. No one could get a helicopter up because of the winds. All personnel in the water disappeared. I read in the "Stars and Stripes" more of the details than I knew that day. Later, my brother sent me a newspaper clipping from the Cincinnati Enquirer about the drownings.
I will always remember the good things that the Swedish Medical people did for us.

Keywords: Drowning of Swedish Army Medical personnel in 1956
at beach near Haeundae South Korea.







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