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Entry: 95106
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
CPL WALTER THRAILKILL

THOMAS THRAILKILL wrote on November 11, 2017


City and State:

Unit: G COMPANY 3RD BATTALION 7TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Corporal Walter Thrailkill received a Commendation Medal for Valor on July 3, 1952 in a fierce battle that also saw heroic Sergeant William Shuck killed in action. If anyone remembers him or has any pictures from this era I would really like to hear from you.

Keywords:


Entry: 95067
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
SSGT WILLIAM R SMITH

SARAH HAYS wrote on October 31, 2017


City and State: WILDWOOD MO

Unit: 3RD BAT - 11TH REG - 1ST DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,

My grandfather was SSGT William R Smith.
He passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 87,
He was in the Korean war from September of 1950-1953.
He was:
3rd battalion
11th regime
1st Marine Div.
(sorry if I misspelled anything)

If anyone has any information on him at all, please contact me.
He never wanted to tell any stories of the war.

The most that I have ever been told is that a bomb went off right near him and the shrapnel actually hit him in the head causing him to bleed from the ears and become unconscious.
He ended up waking in the hospital and just got up and left and found his group and continued fighting. He had shrapnel in his head and was deaf in one ear completely.

Any information would be much appreciated whether you knew him or had stories about his group he was in.

thank you,
Sarah Hays


Keywords: 3rd battalion
11th regime
1st Marine Div.

Korean War

1950-1953

Birth place: Enid,OK



Entry: 94889
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
USMC I COMPANY 3/7

JAMES P. SHANAHAN SGT. wrote on August 17, 2017


City and State: PORT JEFFERSON STATION NY

Unit: ITEM COMPANY 3D BATTALION/7TH MARINE REGIMENT/1ST

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father is an 85 year old Korean war veteran. He served from 1951-1953. He was in Item company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine regiment. He was a small firearms technician I believe. He is from Brooklyn NY. He joined up at 17 years old. He survived Korea and was promoted to Sergeant.

I'm interested in learning more about his time in Korea and perhaps finding any men from his unit. His memory isn't great but he speaks of Bunker Hill and the Punchbowl.

He was injured, buried in a foxhole/bunker, and I believe all, if not most of his unit was killed and he survived. While buried alive, he had rats chewing on his leg! He contracted hemmorhagic fever and can never donate blood.

He also talks about the time Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russel? came with the USO and took pictures with the soldiers.

Please reach out if you served with him. Would love any pictures of this unit or info. THANKS!!


Keywords: Item Company
#3rd Battalion
#7th Marine Regiment

Bunker Hill
Punchbowl

Tommy Quinn (deceased)
Doug Walter (?)

USS Haven hospital ship

SHANAHAN, Jim (James, Jimmy)



Entry: 94730
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
JAMES H (BUDDY) DONAHUE

JAMES WILLIAMS N/A wrote on June 23, 2017


City and State: VILLAS NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information, or memories of my cousin Jim (Buddy) Donahue, 3rd Battalion, 1st marines, company I. KIA Korea, April 24th 1951. His memory is very important to me. I am his 1st cousin. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Chosin reservoir.


Entry: 94635
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
DID YOU KNOW WILLIAM GILBERT TROGDON

ERIC TROGDON wrote on May 24, 2017


City and State: NIAGARA ON THE LAKE ON

Unit: WPNS CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Did anyone know William Gilbert Trogdon
Nick named : Woody
Went from 3dn Bn, 1st Marines to H Co, 3rd Bn, 2nd Marines as a Cpl- Company Clerk after serving on the front lines. He and 4 others purchased a Hallicrafter Radio together. I have the radio and it has a damaged knob due to the time one of the Marines left a can of food on the stove and it exploded and hit the radio.


Keywords:


Entry: 94235
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
SGT EUGEEN JAMES LUTZ I/3/1

BRIAN MURPHY wrote on January 22, 2017


City and State: STAFFORD VA

Unit: CO I, 3D BN, 1ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for information on my uncle Sgt, Eugene James Lutz. He was a Leader of
a Machine-Gun Section, Co I,3d Bn, 1t Marine ,1st Div. He received the Navy Cross
for action on June 26, 1951. He protected and saved the life of Thomas E. Prunty
during a mortar attack. I'd like to know where this action took place?
Thanks
Brian Murphy
USMC Retired


Keywords:


Entry: 94126
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
BERNARD NINO PANCHO ALVITRE

WESHOYOT ALVITRE ALVITR wrote on December 23, 2016


City and State: VENTURA CA

Unit: 3 BN 1ST MARINE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i am looking for any information on my grandfather Bernard Alvitre. His nicknames were Nino and Pancho. He served in guadalcanal, and tientsin, china. I have pictures of him with his unit referenced as 1st platoon K Co. Nov 14 1945 TIENTSIN CHINA. He had written to a Dave in january of 1946. I believe he was a sargent and also involved with Navajo code talkers. any info would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: nino, pancho, alvitre, tientsin,3rd battilion, 1st marines, okinawa


Entry: 94090
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
PFC BILL ED JOHNSON

BILL WEBB JR wrote on December 13, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hello! I am looking for information on my Great Uncle, Bill Ed Johnson. I am a Navy veteran and come from a strong military family. I would like to find out more about the man who I am named after.

Should you have any information, please contact me at bill.webb@uky.edu


Keywords: PFC Bill Ed Johnson
1ST MARINE REGIMENT
F CO 2 BN
1ST MARINE DIVISION

He was KIA on August 13, 1952 in the Western Outposts



Entry: 93843
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
5 REG. WEAPONS COMPANY, HEAVY MACHINE GUN, MOS 0335

E.H. JOHNSTON wrote on October 10, 2016


City and State: SLATON TX

Unit: 1-3-5 MARINES WEAPONS COMPANY, HEAVY MACHINE GUN,

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Dad served 9/51 to 9/52. Machine gunner, "TEX".
Sugar loaf hill, Wan Ju, Hill 1052, Defense of Pan Mon Jon too.
I have some pictures, letters, if anyone interested.


Keywords: Tex. SUGAR LOAF HILL, WAN JU, HILL 1052, DEFENSE OF PAN MON JON.
1951-1952



Entry: 93276
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
SARGENT LAWRENCE (LARRY) K. BAKER

DAVID BAKER wrote on June 1, 2016


City and State:

Unit: G COMPANY, 3RD BATTALION, 1ST MARINES DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hoping someone would remember serving with Sargeant Larry Baker from October 1951 to April 1952 in G company. He has told me quite a bit about that time and some of what he had to do in the Norh Korean hills during that winter but I am hoping someone would contact me that might have actually been there with him. His knickname during that time was flash. His last day in Korea was April 8th 1952. He died July 2015.

Keywords: Flash, g company, 3rd battalion.


Entry: 92573
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
INFO ON MY UNCLE

RICK COCKERHAM wrote on January 19, 2016


City and State: ANNANDALE VA

Unit: COMPANY G, 3RD BATTALION, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARINE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My uncle Harlan Cockerham. He was killed July 25, 1953, from fighting at Boulder City. He was Company G, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

I never met him and would like to be contacted by anybody who knew him.

Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 91629
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER SGT. FISAGA AULAUMEA SR. 1953-54

TONY AULAUMEA wrote on July 28, 2015


City and State: OCEANSIDE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: IM SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER SGT. FISAGA AULAUMEA SR. IN 1953-54. HE WAS WITH 3/1 H&S CO. MOS 0300..JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIS HISTORY & INFORMATION IF ANYONE KNEW OF HIM. HE'S OF AMERICAN SAMOA DECENT.


Keywords:


Entry: 91614
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
SEARCHING FOR MARINES WHO SERVED UNDER THOMAS RIDGE

T. BRIG wrote on July 25, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am searching for Marines who served with 3/1 under LtCol Thomas Ridge, from June 1950-March 1951, who may be able to share some stories or observations of their Battalion Commander for a short biography I am working on. I am a Marine myself and amateur historian.

Keywords:


Entry: 91023
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
FORMER S/SGT GUY V. KNIGHTON, USMC

THOMAS DE SHAZO wrote on April 21, 2015


City and State: BIRMINGHAM AL

Unit: USMCR RETIRED

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: As a personal favor to his family, I am desirous of compiling a Marine Corps service record and biography of former S/Sgt Guy V. Knighton, deceased, who was a China Marine in 1945/1946 and later served with George Company, Third Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division in the Korean War. I believe he was wounded in action in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Former S/Sgt Knighton passed away on November 7, 2014 at his home in Birmingham, AL at age 86. He served 7 years in the Corps and was an active and proud member of the China Marine Assn., G/3/1 Assn., The Chosin Few, the Marine Corps League and the VFW.

I'm sure that the greater part of his Marine buddies have now passed also, but I would like to hear from any surviving former Marine Veteran friends who served with him who can provide stories and information about his China service and his combat experiences in Korea that will be useful to include in his biography. His correspondence file mentioned Cowboy from Harrison, Idaho, Jim Olson from North Liberty, IN, Hickle, Haleman, and Herricks, whom I assume served with him in G/3/1. I believe that he had been in the Corps about four years prior to the outbreak of the Korean War.

I believe he was with George Co. 3/1 as part of Task Force Drysdale mission on November 29, 1950 to open the MSR Between Koto-ri and Hagaru-ri to reinforce the 5th and 7th Marines. I believe George 3/1 went in reserve with the 7th Marines after arriving at Hagaru-ri. I feel sure he served with G/3/1 during the the subsequent battles at East Hill at Chosin and the subsequent First Marine Div. (-) retrograde attack from Yudam-ni through Hagaru-ri to Koto-ri, and that he later served with G/3/1 at Hill 902 on April 23-24,1951.

Thanks and Semper Fi


Keywords: Guy V. Knighton
Knighton
G/3/1
Task Force Drysdale
Chosin
East Hill
Hill 902
Cowboy
James A. (Jim) Allen
Hickle
Haleman
Herricks



Entry: 89833
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
KOREAN WAR MAPS

JOHN BLAZER wrote on October 22, 2014


City and State: SAVANNAH GA

Unit: G-3-1

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: looking for maps used during the Korean War with USMC grid markings. Where can I find them?

Keywords:


Entry: 89631
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
W-3-1-1ST MARINE DIVISION (1953-54)

CLARENCE FRYE wrote on September 9, 2014


City and State: LEBO KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew PFC Richard L. Hanks (my father-in-law) during his Korean service and the activity or location of the unit during this time (July 1953-March 1954). Richard passed away 3 years ago and I am writing a short biography of him for our Veterans Day activities. He didn't talk much about his action in Korea, like many combat veterans, but any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords: W-3-1-1st Mar Div.


Entry: 89430
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN

STEVE ALVES wrote on August 1, 2014


City and State: HOBBS NM

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIV. 3RD BAT. WEAPONS CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for members - or surviving family members - of my fathers unit. His name is CPL.William Alves and he served with the 1st Marine Div. 3rd Battilion. Weapon's Co. in 1952 and 1953. Some of the men are; - Walter J. Parpart - Sgt. Thomas Glen - Dillion Jackson - James C. Herndan. He was in the battles of Bunker Hill and the Hook.

Keywords: Bunker Hill, The Hook


Entry: 88668
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER JOHN E HERR

JENNIFER HERR wrote on April 3, 2014


City and State: CAMP HILL PA

Unit: 3/1

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm searching for anyone who served in Korea with my Grandfather John E Herr (Eddie). He recently passed away November 1,2013 and never really spoke of his time in Korea with us because he said he just wanted to forget about it. My sisters and I would like to hear some stories and/or see pictures. I'm hoping somebody can help us.

Keywords: B. Com. 3rd Marine Division 1st Bn.
Camp Pendleton
Tent Camp 3
Camp Pickle Meadows
Sgt J.E. Herr



Entry: 88553
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
2ND PLATOON G-3-1

LAURALEE FUTRELL wrote on March 16, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone in 1Mardiv, 1st Regiment, 3d Battalion, George Company, 2nd platoon that fought at Hill 902 in Korea. My grandfather, PFC Robert Johnson (Minnesota) was a BAR man. Looking for more information about the battle, personal experiences with my grandfather, etc...

I am a Marine Vet also, I would like to honor his legacy, and the many other men that fought with him. Thank you,

Lauralee


Keywords: Hill 902, George Company, 2d Platoon, Ka-san


Entry: 88428
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
MR

NED REO wrote on March 2, 2014


City and State: ARATOGA SPRINGS NY

Unit: 1-1-3-G CO

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking to connect with any Marine from G company in Korea April 22-26, 1951. HILL 902

Keywords:


Entry: 87990
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
WEAPONS CO. 3RD BAT 1ST DIV

BARBARA BUTCHER wrote on December 28, 2013


City and State: DYER IN

Unit: MARINE WEAPONS 3RD BAT 1ST. DIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My father is looking for any connections to Marine Weapons Company 3rd Bat 1st Div. He is older now and finally ready to talk about his time in Korea.

Keywords: Friends who died beside him in Korea-Dan Yule, Trobridge (CT), Jackson, Homer Gribbins (KY), DeVillio and Raymond Cambell (CT).

He still carries their pictures in his wallet. They died in the last few days of the war.



Entry: 87254
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
USMC IN KOREA

PIILANI NAKISO wrote on September 22, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was in Korea between 1953-1954, maybe even longer. Unfortunately
he is no longer with us to tell me exactly where he was. My husband and I are
here in Korea and would love to know exactly where his unit was. Can you please
help?


Keywords: Nickname: The School Teacher. I know more of his Vietnam War time versus
Korea. Sorry.



Entry: 87150
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
BUNKER HILL

RONALD KELLY wrote on September 3, 2013


City and State: WAPPINGER FALLS NY

Unit: I CO, 3RD BN, !ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone from I co. 3rd bn, 1st Marines who fought on
Bunker Hill, August 10-13, 1952... Particularly, a Cpl.Pepper.


Keywords: Bunker Hill, Hill 123, August 10-13, 1952


Entry: 86906
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
INFO. ON H. CO. 3RD. BAT.7TH.REG. 1ST. DIV. KOREA 1951-1952

JSMES YOUNG wrote on August 3, 2013


City and State: BELLA VISTA AR

Unit: SHORE PARTY BAT. 1ST. MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for any information about my friend Paul Easton who
was in the 11th. replacement draft and was in H Co. 3rd. Bat. 7th.
Reg. 1st. Div. Paul died in September, 2008.


Keywords: Korea foo August.1951 through 1952


Entry: 86878
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
ITEM COMPANY REUNION IN BRANSON, MO

SUZIE WOODWARD wrote on July 31, 2013


City and State: CHESTER CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I-3-1 Korean War Reunion. Branson, MO. August 6-10, 2013. For
more information call 860.262.1334. Suzie Woodward


Keywords: Reunion, Item Company, Korean War, Chosin, Bunker Hill, Dagmar,


Entry: 86657
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR 3 BUDDIES I/3/1

ROBERT NEHRING wrote on July 7, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING TO CONTACT DICK JENKINS FROM OHIO,PEARLY
PELLITIER FROM MAIN, GEORGE GRENKE FROM SUMMIT NJ.
ALL WITH THE ITEM CO/3RD BAT
1ST MAR REG, 1ST MAR DIV EARLY 1952


Keywords:


Entry: 86521
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
MARSHALL JOHN DRAKE

ROBERT MARSH wrote on June 15, 2013


City and State: RENO NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Marshall was KIA the last days of the war.


Entry: 86316
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY UNCLE PFC RONALD F SNYDER

SHARON HENRY wrote on May 27, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Uncle Ronald was KIA July 25th during a furious assault by
Chinese Reds on three hill positions defended by the Marines near
site of the truce talks at Panmunjom. PFC. Snyder had been wounded
by shell fragments and was treated aboard the navy hospital ship
USS Repose and returned to the front lines Feb. 11th. He enlisted
in June of 1951 and trained at Parris Island, S.C., Camp Lejeune,
N.C. and Camp Pendleton, Calif., before shipping out for the war
zone.


Keywords: PFC. Ronald F. Snyder, an automatic rifleman with the 3rd Battalion
of the 1st Marine Division.



Entry: 85224
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR ANY MARINE THAT KNEW DORWIN E BROWN

ISAAC BROWN wrote on January 15, 2013


City and State: PARIS AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandpa, Dorwin E Brown, served in Korea. He was
in the 1st Marines, 1st Marine Div, Item Co. If
anyone knew him, I'd like to know what happened in
Korea while he was there: how he was like, and what
he did to a day to day basis.


Keywords: 1st Marines,1st Marine Div, Item Co.


Entry: 84883
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
USMC FOCUSED SEARCH

RON TULLY wrote on December 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Foe a more focused search into USMC, google
Leatherneck Magazine in Quantico, Va. Send your
querry to their Mail Call column. Edit it down to fit
a few lines at most. Try to give loved ones: full
name ( plus nickname if you know it), rank while in
Korea, unit while in Korea, dates in Korea, battles
or locations in Korea like Pusan Perimeter or Chosin
Res. or Inchon Landing, if you know those things.
Help whoever is trying to help you.
Semper Fi, RT


Keywords: Leatherneck Magazine, Google Search


Entry: 84881
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
ANYONE IN GEORGE COMPANY WHO FOUGHT ON HILL 902 IN APRIL OF 1950

RENEE DIZON wrote on December 3, 2012


City and State: WACO TX

Unit: GEORGE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My step father Joseph Warren would like to find any
members of George Company who fought in Korea in April
of 1950 on hill 902.


Keywords: Hill 902 fought in April of 1950


Entry: 82917
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
ANYONE WHO KNEW SGT. BOB SYDOR

NEAL SWIRE wrote on April 30, 2012


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: HOWE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my father Sgt. Robert Bob Sydor who
was with Howe Company in 1953-54. He was later stationed in Camp
Lejune. I am his son from 1955 and am searching for information about
him after he left Korea, I have heard he went on to serve in Viet Nam and
then died in a parachute accident at camp Lejune. Any information is
deeply cherished. Thank You


Keywords: Sgt. Bob Sydor


Entry: 82735
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO KNEW MY FATHER WALTER (DICK) R. BENSON. HE SERVED IN H-3-1.

DONALD BENSON wrote on April 13, 2012

Email Update Needed

City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I simply would like to talk to people who may have
known my dad.


Keywords: I am looking for Marines who may have served with my
Father in H-3-1.

My father Walter Dick Benson passed away in July 1999
and lived in Wayzata Minnesota.



Entry: 82644
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
JIMMIE ROGERS I CO. 3RD BATT.1ST MAR. 1ST MARINE DIV

LONNIE ROGERS wrote on April 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone that knew Cpl. Jim
Rogers in Hagaru-ri in late Nov. 1950.Looking for old
photos ect of him...
S/Fi
Lonnie Rogers


Keywords: Wounded in Hagaru-ri Korea 29 Nov. 50 Bronze Star


Entry: 82008
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
3RD BATTALION 1ST MARINE REGIMATE,1ST DIV

JAMES EVERHART SR. wrote on February 6, 2012


City and State: AZ. CITY AZ

Unit: 3RD BATTALION,1ST MARINE ,IST MARINE DIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: looking for members of platoon,at the time

SEMPER FI


Keywords: 2nd platoon,3rd battalion,1st marines,1st div
camp pendleton california, radio /comunication
1956/1958



Entry: 81637
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
I HAVE PHOTOS FROM JUN 51-JUN 52

MICHAEL SWIDERSKI wrote on January 6, 2012


City and State: HAUULA HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Eddie (Ski) Swiderski served in Korea as a
Navy corpsman attached with the 3rd Battalion, 1st
Marine Regiment from June 1951 - June 1952. Sadly he
passed away in 1997. I have recently begun to scan and
post his old photos online. Hopefully some
friends/relatives of the other people in the pics will
find these photos. I've labeled the photos with as
much information as I have. Any additional info would
be greatly appreciated. Here's a link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_w_i_d_e_r_s_k_i/tags/korea/

Feel free browse my pics and contact me if you'd like
copies of them.


Keywords: Ski, Eddie Swiderski, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy,
Corpsman, HN Gathings, HM Carson, HM Begin, HM
Christian, Hill 802, Battalion Aid



Entry: 81257
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
JOHN JACK KILBY

DAVID KILBY wrote on December 6, 2011


City and State: SWEET HOME OR

Unit: USMC (RET)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew or served with my
father in Korea. I believe he served with mortars for
awhile. any pictures would be extremely appreciated


Keywords:


Entry: 80255
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
1ST DIV., 3RD BATTALION, HOWE COMPANY

FRED PENNEY wrote on September 4, 2011


City and State: ROSEVILLE CA

Unit: HOWE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any pictures or information about "Howe" company in Korea War my dad served in. He was a sgt. in the Mortor Unit (1st div. 3rd Bat.). His name is Fred Penney

Keywords: "Howe" Company; 1st Div Marines, 3rd Battalion. Fred Penney 


Entry: 79443
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
PLATOON 3 1 8: CAMP PENDLETON 1950

DEB KREHMEIER wrote on June 27, 2011


City and State: SWANSEA IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: We are looking for anybody from Lyle Welsh's Platoon. Platoon 3 1 8: Camp Pendleton 1950

Any contact information would be most appreciated.


Keywords:  


Entry: 78951
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO KNEW LUCAS JULIAN

JOHN JULIAN wrote on May 18, 2011


City and State: MIDDLE VILLAGE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My Father served with the 1st Maire 1st regiment 3rd Battallion during the Korean War you may have known him as Lucky . I am looking for anyone who served with him and information on unit awards that the battallion has recieved and personal awards if known that my father has recieved. I would like to present them to him at my own retirement ceremony from the US Navy this November or December 2011. I thank you DEVIL DOGS in advance for any information that you may have. Semper Fi 


Entry: 78853
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES THAT SERVED WITH BILL W. RHODES

CURTIS RHODES wrote on May 8, 2011


City and State: LIVE OAK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad who is now 80 served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Company I, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He knew Pvt Kelso. I am interesting in obtaining a list of comrades for his unit in 1952, to contact him this year before his 81st birthday.

Keywords: U.S. Marine Corps, Company I, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division 


Entry: 78842
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
I CO 3 BN 1ST MARINE DIVISION KOREA

RICH ZECISKI wrote on May 7, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am a relative of SSGT Chester Zeciciskey. I would like to find out any information about duty and time with I CO 3BN in Korea or his duty in Okinawa battles.

Keywords: Zeciciskey,I CO 3 BN,1st Marine Division,Korea 


Entry: 77708
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
SGT. LESLIE E. WESTBERRY/MY FATHER

LESLIE RODGER WESTBERRY-MILLSAP wrote on February 3, 2011


City and State: HAMILTON ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Semper Fi'....
I am the only son/child of Sgt. Westberry [born: DEC-17-1949] and I was 17-months old when he was KIA. His parents Master Sergeant Enes L. Westberry {USMC} and "Nana" Marhta Westberry told me about him over the years of my youth, Nana suffered greatly over the loss of her only son [she became legally-blind due to her many weeks of sobbing after his death]... I was told the things that should be said about a "Hero", but very little about "the Man and his Character"... I'd like to know much more of course [got any stories for me?].
My Mother re-married when I was about 4-years old and she registered me into Kindergarten [public school] using the name of her new husband [Max L. Millsap: a US-Army signal corp veteren of the Korean War], he was a decent guy, but as nature dictates "I was not of his blood" and after he did "His Duty" during my childhood,
he more or less quit his role as a "Step-Father" [he and my mother had a daughter, who is still a cherished
"SISTER" and a very good and honest person].
I'd very much like to contact any of the men who "Knew my Father", who could tell me about the things that he talked about, things he liked or disliked [Politics-Religion-what he wanted to do after the war-etc]. I don't even know if he had a favorite baseball team, did he enjoy fishing-hunting-reading books?... It would be fair to say that I know "Of Him, but very little about what made him tick"... was he a good warrior? a good leader?... did he ever have momments of fear and doubt? Was he smart?... you get the idea I hope... anyone who might fill in some of the gaps for me and my daughters, would be nice to hear from.
Thanks and know that every December, my grown daughters are told to "Remember the Chosin Few" and they will pass the memory on to their children......
"... and if the army or the navy ever look on heavens scene... they will find the streets are guarded by UNITED STATES MARINES"... hope my Father has comfortable boots, eh?


Keywords:


Entry: 77163
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
2ND LT. SPENCER HEWITT JARNAGIN

DEBORAH RICHMOND FOULKES wrote on December 19, 2010


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 21 September 1950 2nd Lt. Jarnagin of Company G (3rd BN,1st Marine RGT, 1st Marine Division) was killed by Maxim heavy machine guns in his attempt to lead his platoon across the Kalchon. He was in Camp Pendleton in August 1950. Any information on those who may have known him would be helpful. Know only that he was buried in Chattanooga, TN


Entry: 76744
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
CORPORAL FREDERICK H. MATTHEIS

FREIDA MATTHEIS-MCLAUGHLIN wrote on November 13, 2010


City and State: BORREGO SPRINGS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Fred Mattheis was my brother. He was a member of Co. H, 3rd BN, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in Action while fighting the enemy at combat outpost "Frisco" in North Korea on October 3, 1952; age 19.

Fred was shipped out of Camp Pendleton in March of 1952, maybe on his birthday.

I would like to get in contact with anyone who was with him at Camp Pendleton and/or in Korea.


Keywords: Cpl. Fred Mattheis; joined Marines in Montana; outpost "Frisco"; Co H. 3rd Bn. 7th Marines; 1 Mar Div. KIA at outpost "Frisco" No. Korea 10-03-1952


Entry: 76342
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
MY MEMORY OF HILL 902

KENNETH M. INGRAHAM wrote on October 5, 2010


City and State: NORMAN OK

Unit: MARINE RESERVE OKC

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I rember:riding 6xs from pusan to the base of hill 902.they told us to climb that hill. About 10:am to just before dark, we could see fires in front of us; that was the chines and N.Koreans cooking their dinner. We had time to eat a little of our K-rations. Gunney Wilson told us where he wanted us to bed down| Then the first shots were fired. I was s scaired, I thought I could have jumped clean off that mountain.[we didnt have hellicopters to hall us up that hill.Gunny wilson and all Officer's were with us all the way, walking just like the marines.] They staid with us. I am very proud of everyone there,especialy the ones we had to cary of the hill. Gunny took very good care of all of us. It shook me to see him in the head ward while visiting Elmer Heckman with a head wound.threw the mirracle of computers I have learned He survived to live a good life with his family. I would also like hear from anyone from the Elmer Heckman or, any of his family? ing.ken@sbcglobal.net

Keywords: 902-505=whachon reservor wia. july 26 51.


Entry: 76334
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR SECURITY DETAIL FROM KHRUSCHEV VISIT 1959

DON CODY wrote on October 4, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Sgt Cardoza, Sgt Wilson, Sgt Seagraves or others who were at Seal Beach serving on the security detail during Khrushchev visit in 1959. Hoping for pictures. If you know them or their whereabouts please have them contact Don Cody @ 218-349-9115.

Keywords: Seal Beach, Khrushchev, security


Entry: 76180
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE

KENNETH M. INGRAHAM SR. wrote on September 16, 2010


City and State: NORMAN OK

Unit: G-3-1 1951

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Walt was the saltiest Marine I ever new, but he was scared of (snicker snakes).Black Jones had a very heavy black beard,He looked tough enough to tear of the top of a mountain and white Jones, was eager to kleen up the mess. ...ken pfc barman 3rd platoon G31

Keywords: hill 902,505,


Entry: 76176
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR RICHARD J. ADAMS

CARLETON D. BINGHAM wrote on September 16, 2010


City and State: GARDNERVILLE NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Richard J. Adams (believed to be in IOWA) - battle of 3/19/53, involving OP Esther

Keywords: George Co/3rd Bn/1stMarines - OP Esther, Mar 19, 1953


Entry: 76021
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 3RD BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE KNOWING AUSMUS

FRANKLIN AUSMUS JR. wrote on September 3, 2010


City and State: CHESAPEAKE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my father, Franklin G. Ausmus also known as Jerry.

Keywords: Chosin Reservoir, Inchon, Pusan



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