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Entry: 93919
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
GI CARTOONEST

BOB LENSETH SR wrote on November 2, 2016


City and State:

Unit: A CO 1ST ARMDAMPHBN FMF - INCHON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: It is my understanding that my cousin Arthur L LENSETH - 1118100 - PFC was in Inchon, Korea.

I have been told that during his time in Korea he did cartooning for newsletters, newspapers as a Marine.

I have not been able to find any samples of his cartoons and would love to add then to his section of our family tree.

Would appreciate any help in verifying his work and seeing where I could locate copies of them.

He died in 1996.


Keywords:


Entry: 93125
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
PHOTOS FOUND - KOREA 1951

PATSY WARNER wrote on May 10, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BATTALION AMPH RECON CO 1S

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have found a book of memories kept by my Grandmother after her son, Bruce Herrick Warner was killed in Korea. There are many pictures, some taken by Life Magazine and sent to the family after his death, and some sent home by Bruce. Those photos identify various individuals. I would like to make sure that the pictures are seen by families and am not sure how to go about doing this? Is there a place that I can post them?


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Entry: 92427
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
1ST ARMORED AMPH BN ABLE CO 1950 - 1951, SGT JAMES E LONG

RONALD LONG wrote on December 21, 2015


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: 1ST ARMORED AMPH BN, A-C0

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father James E Long served in Korea from 1950 to 1951 and participated in the campaign at Inchon. Looking for any information about that unit or photos. He died a little over 11 years ago, multiple types of cancers more than likely associated with the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune and Agent Orange in Viet Nam.

Thank you
LCDR Ronald E. Long, MSC, USN, Retired


Keywords:


Entry: 91159
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ABLE CO 1953

LANCE KRIEG wrote on May 9, 2015


City and State: DES MOINES IA

Unit: 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIANS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have been transcribing my fathers letter's and annotating his 100 or so 35 mm slides, and would be happy to share these. He was 1st Lieutenant Donald L. Krieg, platoon commander of 1st Platoon, Able Company, from April - November 1953.

If you or your kin were in this unit, I may have pictures of interest


Keywords: Kimpo Provisional Regiment
Able Red
Yam Ha River
Goat Martin
Matt Doetsch
Stan Daggett
Sgts Kidwell and Hess



Entry: 89259
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT SERVED WITH MY DAD

DOUG PATTERSON wrote on July 2, 2014

Email Update Needed

City and State: BELMONT CA

Unit: 1 ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi

I am looking for anyone who might have known my dad who was a tank commander. #B2-LVT-A5, Sgt Patterson-Tank Commander. I am helping with the korean war memorial project to raise money for the memorial to be located in the presidio san francisco and would really like to learn more about the people dad served with.

Thank you!


Keywords: served from sept 1950- nov 12 1951


Entry: 84569
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR INFO

CAROL RICHARDS wrote on November 2, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi
I am trying to find information out of a Delbert Reader
who was a Marine. He was in 1st Amphibian Truc company
in ww2 then was in camp leguene from 1946ish.
Trying to find out if he went to korea?
any help would be great.


Keywords: delbert reader, Serv Co 2D Armored Amph Bn Fmf,


Entry: 82784
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ED RUNTE, 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN

GORDON RUNTE wrote on April 17, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Ed Runte, served in Korea in 1951-52. He
died nearly 20 years ago, and I am trying to piece
together the story of his time in the Marines for my
own son and daughter. His sister remembers that a man
named Tommy Egan was a good friend. I know that he saw
combat from the medals he received (including a bronze
star with v-designations), and a photo in Life magazine
(he is in a tent, with other members of his unit--the
tent was pierced with innumerable shrapnel and bullet
holes, and the daylight is streaming in, but apparently
no one ever died inside the tent). If anyone remembers
my father, and can shed some light on his time in
Korea, I would be enormously grateful.
Gordon Runte


Keywords: Tommy Egan, 1951, A Company


Entry: 76008
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
KOREA 1953

ELLIS WELLS wrote on September 1, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: LEXINGTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: was in Korea 1953

Keywords: 1ST Amphib Tractor Bn


Entry: 72656
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING

LYAL STOLL SR. wrote on December 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit: ST MARINE DIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: went in the marines dec 1951 8 weeks boot camp 5 weeks advandes infuntre traning went to korea on the uss geranl willain wiggle

Keywords: was om the imjun river 11 month from June 1953 to may 1953


Entry: 71810
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR GRANDFATHER RICHARD O'NEILL

MARIA BURKS wrote on October 1, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am searching for this man, I believe him to be my grandfather. He would have been engaged to a woman named Kay. My father believes he was in his early 20s at the time. Also he may remember the story my Grandmother told my father that they were leaving on a train togethor but her family came and pulled her off...they never met again..or so the story goes. If you have any information about this man please contact me.. I would love to meet this man, and introduce him to my children.

Keywords: This info. may or may not be correct but this is what my father told me. Richard O'neill was in the Marine Corps stationed on Camp Pendleton around 1950? I believe he was in what is called the 1st division, 1st common section...he also served in the Korean War. He was from Chicago. These are all the facts I know.


Entry: 68025
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ANYONE KNOW SGT RICHARD KASMARZIK (B CO, '50-'51)

JASON COAD wrote on November 26, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Please contact me if anyone served with him or knows him.

Keywords: My Grandpa served with B Co 1st Armored Amphib BN from '50-51. He was from O' Fallon, Illinois. I have a picture of him with a group of friends that on the back was written "THE CRAZY EIGHT," which he was part of. He is also a WWII vet. He had a big bushy mustache. His vehicle number was "B2"


Entry: 67827
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
SERV CO, 1ST ARMD AMPH BN 1953 KOREA BEN OWEN ROBERTS, TENNESSEE

BRENDA LUKE wrote on November 11, 2008


City and State: COLUMBUS OH

Unit: SERV CO, 1ST ARMD AMPH BN, 1ST REPLBN STAGREG MB,

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: In search of stories from my fathers, Ben Owen Roberts, entered from Cincinnati, OH born in Tennessee, military past, he rarely spoke of it except for stories of a beer drinking weekends. Would appreciate any true stories of what my Dad experienced. His record shows he served as follows: Ser Co, 1st Armd Amph Bin 5/4/1953 - 11/4/1953, 1st Repl Bn, Stage Regt MB Camp Pen cal 4/2/1953 - 5/3/1953, H and S C, 2nd Inf Trng Regt, MB Camp Pendleton Cal 3/10/1953 - 4/1/1953, "R" Co 3d bn 24 Inf trng reg, mb camp pendleton, ca 2/23/1953-3/9/1953, "B" Co 7th Eng Bm FMF Camp Pen Cal 5/24/1952-2/9/1953, 3rd Rec Trng Bn, MCRDep, SD Cal 12/7/1951-2/8/1952, First Scol Co, EngrScolBn, MB, Camp Lejeune, NC 2/24/1952-4/30/1952. Thanks.

Keywords: Serv Co, 1st Armd AmphBn, Korea
Ben Owen Roberts, PFC
Welder/Carpenter
born Tennessee
Served under Cap WE Barrineau (spelling?) and 1st Lt. JF Mathis, later becaue Capt, USMC



Entry: 65043
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
MY DAD WAS AT WHITE'S BEACH, SGT ROBERT B. GRAY, FROM KENTUCKY

ANITA O'NEIL wrote on April 1, 2008


City and State: WALDORF MD

Unit: FAMILY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Amphib unit at White's Beach between 1954 - 56, I believe. It was his second tour. Just before he was honorably discharged in the rank of Buck Sgt. He was instructing at Quantico, VA.
Would like to know what the buck Sgt. chevrons looked like for that time and what any metal insignia looked like. Also, am looking for his 1/2 brother Charles Gray, stationed at White's beach at the same time. They had housing across from each other, but never acknowledged each other. My dad passed Feb. 18, 2008. I have done my utmost to bring all his US Marine Corps life together for him, my siblings and I. I am making a shadow box of my dad's Marine legacy for my brother. Any info on the above would be so gratefully appreciated. I am a U.S. Capitol Police Officer of 25 years. [ made my dad proud because he did time as an M.P.] I would really like to hear if anyone remembers my dad or his 1/2 brother Charles. Thanks to all that served with my dad and that serve to this day....... SEMPER FI !! hurrah

contact meThanks for anything you can provide. God Bless you All.



Entry: 64262
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
FIRST ARMORED AMPPHIBAN BN. TANK PLT.

ARTHUR LEMBO wrote on February 11, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORT JEFFERSON STATION NY

Unit: TANK PLT. FIRST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was assigned to A Co. Eighth Tank Bn. right out of boot camp. I requested assignment to USMC units then fighting in Korea. My request was approved and I arrived in Korea in Nov. 1952. I was assigned to Tank Platoon, Hq. Co. First Armored Amphibian Bn. as a Sergeant and Tank Commander of Tank 5, an M4A3E8 Sherman with a 76 MM Gun. Our mission was to block any Red forces crossing the Han River. I left Korea in Nov, 1953 for discharge. I would be happy to hear from anyone who served with me.

Keywords: Tank Platoon, First Armored Anphibian Bn. Kimpo Peninsula,
1952-1953, Plt. Leaders: Lts. Jones,Lomanto,Morris, Golden.



Entry: 62988
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
HONORING CAPT. JACK WARD KING

ABIGAIL WARD KING wrote on November 12, 2007


City and State: SIMI VALLEY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: 1st Amphibian Tank Battallion, Okinawa and also fought in Korea

Keywords:


Entry: 62967
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
HE WAS MY DAD - DID YOU KNOW MATT DOETSCH?

IDA M. DOETSCH wrote on November 12, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: WALPOLE MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would love to hear from anyone that may have served with my dad T/Sgt Matthew A Doetsch, Jr. He was active duty for 26 years and died in 1971. He would have been 88-years old now. Please help me -
FYI - my mom is WWII Navy veteran and I am an Army veteran and my son as been active duty Navy since 1999 -
I hope to hear from... soon...


Keywords: "Gunney" Matthew Doetsch was with B Co. Third Armored Amphibian Bn
AND fought at Peleliu, South Pacific



Entry: 62685
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
FIRST ARMORED AMPHIBS IN KOREA IN 1952

PAUL FELLOWS wrote on October 21, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: ARGYLE N

Unit: FIRST ARMORED AMPHIB BATTALION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Y


Entry: 62513
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
DOC WILLY

BILL WEBSTER wrote on October 6, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: MUSKOGEE OK

Unit: 1ST ARM. AMPHIB BN. CO-A

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served with 1st Arm at Kimpo in Jan 53. As Corpsman for around six months. Went back to 1St Arm Hdq. for a while. Worked with Dr. Dravens. Then on to A-Med

Keywords: Doc


Entry: 62416
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE I KNEW IN KOREA

WALTER (PINKY) DILLON wrote on September 25, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit: 1ST ARMAMPHIBS, 1STMEDBAT, 1ST MARDIV

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was a Navy Medical Corpsman attached to the 1st MarDiv,1stArmAmphibs, 1st Med.Bat, in Korea from early 1953 until mid 1954. The only name I remember was a Corpsman by the name of Feingold from the Seattle area. I remember he got in some trouble in Kyoto when we went on R and R. I believe his Dad owned a large salvage company. Our unit was entrenched above the Han River, I believe near the town of Yung Dong Po. If there is anybody out there who remembers me, I would very much like to hear from them. I wish I had thought of doing this years ago but I was'nt to well versed in computers until the last couple of years. I guess we are never to old to learn new things.

Keywords: My nickname was Pinky. I only remember our unit was entrenched above the Han River, I think near a town named Yung Dong Po. I also remember an Airforce base fairly close by called K16 I believe, though it could have been another #.


Entry: 61678
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ADRIAN L. HERBERGER

DOUG HERBERGER wrote on July 19, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: tryin to locate anyone that served with my father Adrain L. Herberger. He was a amphib tank commander hit inchon on sept. 15, 50 prior to that he was in Kobe Jap in aug 50. Dad is still alive and would enjoy speaking with old buddies. He was in the 1st armored amphib, 1st marine div. Hq company. He is originally from Springfield Mo. and did basic in 1948 in Paris Island.

Keywords: Inchon sept 15, 50. Kobe aug 50. Gen. Meigs hq co. 1st armored amphib.


Entry: 60492
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
KOREAN WAR

P.A. SMITH wrote on March 28, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for anyone who knows last name Albert from oklahoma. he was an amtrak driver.looking for details to share thank you

Keywords: old baldy injem river amtrack driver traded prisoners


Entry: 60067
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
PARRIS ISLAND - 1951

LISA STRAUSS wrote on February 19, 2007


City and State: STROUDSBURG PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, James Strauss, is a Korean War veteran and i am trying to find anyone who may remember him or was with him, either at Parris Island in April 1951 or over in Korea. thank you all.

Keywords: Parris Island 1951 - Platoon 241.


Entry: 59250
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
B CO,1ST ARMOURED AMPHIBIAN BN, 1951 KIMPO PENINSULA

JACK WINDSOR wrote on October 18, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: REDMOND WA

Unit: B CO 2ND PLATOON, 1ST ARMOURED AMPHIBIAN BN FMF

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My Memoirs soon to be posted at "Korean War Educator"
Thanks
Jack W Windsor
PS If anyone wants a few photos, E Mail me.


Keywords: Going-USS Telfair-APA #210, Returning-W W Weigel, served on Tank #B2-LVT-A5, Sgt Patterson-Tank Commander, Pfc Devilla, Kintz-Driver, Zelinski-Gunner And Myself Ammo-Man (Assnt Driver PFC Livich-Killed)


Entry: 59127
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
BAKERCOARMDAMTRACS

MIKE SHEEHAN wrote on October 5, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: WALL TOWNSHIP NJ

Unit: BAKER 1STARMDAMTRACS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Helloooooooooooooooooooooooo
is there anyone out there from
Baker 1stArmdAmTrac from Sept 1950-51


Keywords:


Entry: 57382
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ABLE CO. 1ST AMRORED AMPHIB BN

WILLARD D. (W. DON) MILLER wrote on May 29, 2006


City and State: PAUMA VALLEY CA

Unit: ABLE CO., 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was Able Co's 3rd Platoon (Blue Platoon) Leader in Sept 53 - Feb 54. Major William (Wild Bill) Streeter was Company Commander and Capt George Washington Casso was the Executive Officer. Col. Goodpasture was Bn CO
and we were on the Kimpo Penninsula. Our positons were named for States, Washington, Montana, Maine, New Mexico and Florida. We were equipped with LVTA (5) Tractors and the Maint. Platoon Leader was Gunner "Goat" Martin who knew all, and more, there was to know about LVTA's. A typically wonderful Marine and friend. 1st Sgt. was "Mother" Hale and the Company Gunny was Technical Sgt Matthew Doetsch, a tall red headed German with a handle bar mustashe. Gunny Doestch arrived with the Brigade served in Korea during most of the war. He is mentioned in Col. Andrew Geer's 1952 book, "The New Breed". Then Lt. Col Geer was the Regimental Executive Officer during my time there. Sgt McDonald was my Platoon Sgt, a smaller version of Gunny Doetsch and a hell of a Marine.


Keywords: Kimpo Provisional Reg't
1st Marnine Division



Entry: 56908
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
AMTRACS 1946-1951

WALTER ADAMS wrote on April 29, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: HURST TX

Unit: LVT SCHOOL - BOAT BASIN

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: A5 insturctor at boat basin August 1950 to May 1951.

1st Marine Brigade - Guam l947-1949.



Entry: 56663
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
PHOTO OF LVTA5

JIM SMITH wrote on April 13, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Does any one have a photo of a LVTA-5 or a 1st LVTA's patch that they could send via e-mail. I want make up scrap book of all the units I served with
Thank you


Keywords: 1 LVTS's


Entry: 56290
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ARMY PERSONNEL ATTACHED TO 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN

JOEL LASHLEY wrote on March 19, 2006


City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit: 38TH ORDNANCE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for Marines who might remember my father. He was Sgt. Norman Lashley, US ARMY Ordnance Corps attatched to the 1st Marine Maphib during the Korean War around 1951 to 1952. He served with them for 9 months working on their equipment. He was an artillery mechanic. Their commanding officer was Major Foos USMC.

Does anyone rember Sgt Lashley or Sgt First Class Wallace A. Taylor from their time in Korea? Thank all of you.


Keywords: Major Foos, US ARMY Ordnance, Lashley, Taylor


Entry: 54857
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
1ST ARMORED AMPHIB 1955

JIM SMITH wrote on December 26, 2005


City and State: REPUBLIC MO

Unit: BN AID 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was transferred from Dog Med to Bn Aid 1st Armored Amphibs right after Christmas 53 and returned to states with them, After return to CONUS we became part of 3rd Amphib (Re-enforced 1st MarDiv (Re-enforced) at Camp Del Mar The Bn Chief was CHAMPION, If I remember right some of the other Corpsmen were, CHERRY, BURKHART,PENNY and HAMM

Keywords:


Entry: 54720
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
GRANDFATHER

FRANK ROTA wrote on December 18, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was looking for anyone that might have some information about my grandfather. He was in casual company Copreral FRANK J. ROTA. He was at camp Pendelton. He was also in WWII. He recieved a purple heart in both wars. I am trying to fiond out what division he was in so that I can get more information about what he did and where he was. I recieved documents from the NPRC but they dont have anything about where he was other than his rolls where casual company, MB, camp pendelton. The MOS code was 0771. I am not sure what that means? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Casual Company


Entry: 53164
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
18 TH DRAFT, 4/8/52

BRIAN O'REILLY wrote on September 16, 2005


City and State: GREENWOOD SC

Unit: B CO., 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN., 1ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I have recently joined the Marine Corp League in Greenwood, SC. I have met some very interesting Marine Vets. Many WW two vets who went through the Pacific battles that were depicted on all the mess hall walls. One was in Amphibs. He enjoyed talking and I enjoyed listening.

Keywords: Marine Corp League


Entry: 52421
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
A CO, 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN

JOHN K. SHANNAHAN wrote on August 2, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: A CO. 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Hi. I went over on the 9th draft and was in Kobe and then moved to Camp McGill near Yokuso (sp), Japan till November 1951. I was in A Company
(in Korea) from November 1951 till about March or April 1952 then the rest of the Bn came over from Japan. I then moved up to BN S3 which was the FDC for the firing Batteries.

A Company FDC and HQ was at Tongjin, Kimpo Penninsula.
At one time we had an Army 90 mm gun and two Army Search lights attached to A Company.
Plus twice we had a Platoon go over the Island of Kanghwa-DO and fire at North Korea from there.

I was the NCOIC of the FDC of A company. Major David Foos was the CO and I believe a Capt Bennet was XO and a Lt Johnson from Iowa was PLT
leader for the FDC.

I want home in May of 1952.

John K. Shannahan, USMC RET
Omaha, Ne


Keywords: KOBE, CAMP McGill. Tongjin, Kimpo Penninsula


Entry: 51115
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
MY DAD

JUDY ALLEN wrote on May 27, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My Dad, John "Jack" Maher was in the landing at Inchon, I have very few stories to tell, as he did not talk much of Korea. He was a very proud Marine, and thought his children to be as proud. I want him and all other Marines to be remembered on this Memorial Day 2005. In my eyes they are all hero's to be held in the highest regard. My Dad passed away in 1979, no doubt he is one of God's Finest. God Bless the Corps. Semper Fi

Keywords:


Entry: 51064
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR VAUGHN WHISTLER

TED COLE wrote on May 23, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: COUNCIL ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Lee Frank Cole was in Korea in the amphip units. He has mentioned very little about the war, but had mentioned a buddy named Vaughn Whistler from Iowa. He was a state swimming champ in Iowa. If anyone knows him and how to contact him it would be a great suprise fro my dad.
Please post reply if you have a guy in mind.
Thanks on behalf of my dad
Ted Cole


Keywords: My father Lee Frank Cole was in Korea in the amphip units. He has mentioned very little about the war, but had mentioned a buddy named Vaughn Whistler from Iowa. He was a state swimming champ in Iowa. If anyone knows him and how to contact him it would be a great suprise fro my dad.



Entry: 51045
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
HALL, JOHN, D. USMCR 1STARMOREDAMPHIBIANBATT1STMARDIV

MICHAEL HALL wrote on May 23, 2005


City and State: THOUSAND OAKS CA

Unit: 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BATTALION 1ST MARINE DIVISIO

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father John Devereaux Hall was proud to have served with his fellow Marines in Korea. He told me about going down the ramp of the LST (in his Armored Amphip)into the water, "feeling like he was gonna keep on going strait down to the bottom!" He's been deseased since 82, and I still miss him very much! I have much more to say; but I'd rather share it with any of his buddies out there, and or their kin.
One thing that may sticks out in any of the 250 or so of the men in his Company. On their ship heading to Korea he was working in the Kitchen when a large rat ran the kitchen. He chased it and grabbed a meat cleaver as he ran through the galley. He chased it into a corner next to some gallon cans. The rat raised up fangs and claws showing! My Dad chopped him and the cans up taking care of the "Foe".
Well a couple days later the CO (or XO) called a company formation. Then he called for Cpl Hall front and center! My Dad thought,"Oh sh_t what did I do now?" Then the CO preceded to read a homemade citation: It stated about how "Cpl Hall armed with only a meat-cleaver, risking life, and limb threw himself into the jaws of the foe; The common enemy... A Rat!" It ended saying "We the mice and men of 1st Armored Amphib salute you Cpl Hall for a job well done. Then the CO pinned a "Rat Metal" on my fathers chest!
The ribbon was made from a flour sack, connected to a star cut out from a post card, and in black felt pen had "Hero # 1" on it. My Dad said that that metal meant more to him than all his other metals put together...

If anyone out there in internet land thinks they knew him please contact me by email, or phone call, or letter.

Thanks,

Michael D. Hall

Semper Fi



Keywords: Many people called him "Johnny". He was on an LVTA-4/5? armored
Amphibian Tank with the 1st Armored Amphib Batt. He on Wolmi-Do, the Kempo air field, Inchon. His unit received Presidental Unit Citations. I know his unit came up on (at least) one Russian make T-34 tank and the "75 pack howitzer round bounced off it!" They called in an air strike to take the T-34 out. I have other accounts my father told me many years ago which I would love to share with anyone who has an interest his units history.



Entry: 49920
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR JOHN (CRAMER) KRAMER? SERVED ON USS SAIPAN

EMMA FINLEY wrote on April 2, 2005


City and State: ONECO CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR JOHN CRAMER?KRAMER-HE WAS THE BEST MAN AT A FRIENDS WEDDING IN 1955.
THEY ARE CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY AND
WE TRYING TO LOCATE HIM TO POSSIBLY HAVE HIM THERE
TOO.
THANK YOU
THEY SERVED TOGETHER ON THE USS SAIPAN
PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO CONTACT ME


Keywords: SERVED WITH D. SALISBURY ON USS SAIPAN IN THE FIFTIES.


Entry: 49503
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
NEED INFO. ON 1956-593RD AMTRAC BN

HARLAN MILLER wrote on March 10, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: MANSFIELD OH

Unit: B CO. 3RD AMTRAC BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for any info about marines vets 1956-59 3rd amtrac bn 1st marine div. semper fi!

Keywords: USMC VET


Entry: 47247
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
1ST ARMORED AMPHIB. BT.

JOHN HUFFMAN wrote on December 2, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: WILLIAMSBURG VA

Unit: 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BATALLION USMC

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 10 th draft june 1951

Keywords: huff tonjin khangwan do


Entry: 46684
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER

JASON COAD wrote on November 5, 2004


City and State: KILLEEN TX

Unit: 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BATTALTION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandfather Served with this unit in the Korean War. He was also in HqSq-61, MAG-61, 4th MAW during WWII and was a CPL. as Ground Defense He was from Illinois.
I am looking for anyone who served with him or knows anything about him. I am trying to research his units actions during both wars.
I am a LT in the The US ARMY and serve with 1CD currently in Iraq.


Keywords: SGT Richard J. Kasmarzik
*Capturing and Securing of Seoul, Korea (29SEp50-7Oct50)
*Wonsan-Hungnam-Chosin Campaign, North Korea (26Oct50-24Dec50)
*Communist China Spring Offensive (22APR50-8July51)



Entry: 46683
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER

JASON COAD wrote on November 5, 2004


City and State:

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 46653
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW BENJAMIN SCHARF

SUSAN SCHARF wrote on November 4, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: VENICE FL

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father recently passed away on December 10, 2001 and I'm
looking for anyone who would remember him and share some
stories with me about him. He won six battle stars, served four
years with the 1st armored division, 3 were overseas during
WWII. The battle stars were most notable of which were
Kasserine Pass and the Beachhead of Anzio. He was also a 32nd
degree Mason. If anyone remembers him would you please e-
mail me?
thank you, Susan Scharf ,daughter


Keywords: sergeant ben


Entry: 45722
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
COL FRANCIS ' RED' COOPER

LOU WALTER wrote on September 9, 2004


City and State: NROFOLK VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a friend Of Jeanne Cooper. Her late father was Col Francis Cooper USMC who served with the amphibs in WWII and Korea. She is interested in knowing more about his career. Was Col Cooper in the 1st Armored Amphib or did anyone serve with him?

LP Walter
Lt Col USAF, Ret


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Entry: 44962
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
'A' CO

BOB REICKER wrote on August 2, 2004


City and State: LANCASTER PA

Unit: A CO., 1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

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Entry: 44919
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
LOOKING FOR MATES

KENNETH SHIPTON wrote on July 31, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: MT. LAUREL NJ

Unit: 1ST AMTRAC B. C CO.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Like to hear from any one who remembers me.

Keywords: Serve in Korea Sept 50 to Nov 51
Charlie co 1st amtracs



Entry: 44906
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
SUPPLY CLERK, H AND S CO. 53-55

GEORGE COSTAS wrote on July 31, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I do not recall much of my adventure with this unit. 1stArmAmphBn (LVTA-5)

Keywords: Kimpo. Tonji. Han/Imjin Rivers


Entry: 44461
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
HQ 1STRMAMPHN

VINCENT KING wrote on July 13, 2004


City and State: RYE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: OLD FRIENDS STILL LOOKING, SWANSON,KELSKEY,NICK CUMMINGS FOR CONNERSVILLE,IN WELSH FOR NC ONEIL FOR MAIN HOBOKE FOR CT SULLIVAN PLAYED THE BUGLE SMITTY THE CORPSMAN BOB SMITH FOR SPATRA,TENN PRUITTHE GUY THE THE GOLD TOOTH.

Keywords: I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO A REUNION


Entry: 44296
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
BCO.IST ARM AMTRAK 54-55

WARNER EXELBY wrote on July 6, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: MOUNT VERNON WA

Unit: BCO. 1 ARMD AMTRAK

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I arrived at B co.as a infintry Cpl.summer of 54. Co. C.O. was Capt.Gordy.I had never even seen a LVTA-5 before.I was sent to new rifle range as range coach Dec,Jan,Feb. than back to B co.as a gunner when we were moved to New Mexico position. The Bn. shipped stateside with Div. but B co. sent T.A.D.to 3 rd.Div. at Camp McGill near Yokosuka,Japan. Promoted to Sgt,I worked as TC in 3rd Plt. [Tk.#32]and as Plt.Sgt. We seemed to have run out of Staff Sgts, there were 4 "buck" sgt.s in the Co.We rejoined 1st. plt in Okanawa to shoot and break in a large bunch of replacements. I was then sent state side to be an instructer [A-5s] at Del Mar.
I remember my friend from St Lewis, Sgt Hipphoff was sent to Okanowa with 1 st. Plt. Company CO was Lawrence,a Plt leader Lt.Kirsh, gunny was TSgt Dosh. Of the 4 sgt.s were Lumbra, Smith,Wetterholt, and myself.I remember getting a new 2nd Lt. platoon leader one rainy day while we were doing PM. The turret hatch opened and two muddy boots stepped onto my clean gun. After a few choice words the brass bars came into view and he said "Sgt ,can I have a few words with you out side." He appologised for getting mud on my gun but said he couldn,t have me speak to him like that. We got along fine later. I remember one of the tractors sinking in the bay, the TC was Cpl. Fisher, I don,t recall any big deal being made about it, nor getting it back to shore. I was discharged April 1956 at the school in Del Mar,Ca.


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Entry: 42171
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
JOHN F. THOLE

ERIC OWNBY wrote on April 7, 2004


City and State: LAWRENCEVILLE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have searched for information on my grandfather Jon F. Thole. He served in Korea '51-'52. I know very little about his marine experience and would love to hear about it from someone he served with.

Thanks,

Eric Ownby


Keywords: USMC, Korea, John Thole, Thole


Entry: 41718
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
KOREA--1950

EDWIN FARMER wrote on March 13, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEBSTER GROVES MO

Unit: IAAM-A CO. HDQ. PLT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 41688
1ST ARMORED AMPHIBIAN BN
ROSS O COBB

BRIAN O'REILLY wrote on March 12, 2004


City and State: GREENWOOD SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking to contact Ross Cobb who was riding in the back of a truck I slid off into a rice paddy.

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