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Entry: 95002
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
ROBERT A. AKESON

ROBERT AKESON wrote on September 29, 2017


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: ****Correction on the below: Kenneth Lehnus********

Keywords:


Entry: 94993
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
ROBERT A. AKESON

ROBERT AKESON SENIOR wrote on September 27, 2017


City and State: FORT MYERS FL

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR COMPANY 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Hi All,

I came over in the 13th draft and spent the year over there (1951-1952). Now retired in Florida and looking to reconnect with any other fellas that served alongside me. I was FDC and was good friends with Ken Lanhus and Billy McCord. I was also friendly with the FDC group during that period. Would love to converse with anybody that knows those gentlemen or myself. I am still in touch/ get information from Joe Riley.

Signing off-sempre-FI,

Bob Akeson, Staff Sergeant USMC, Marine Barracks Washington D.C.



Keywords: Akey Bob


Entry: 94634
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
3D BN, 1ST MARINES (AUG9, 1952-JULY 2, 1953

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 (Woody).
He used the mortar, and may have fought against the Chinese on the front.
He passed away in 1974


Keywords: 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.



Entry: 92049
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING

RICHARD SPRING wrote on October 21, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any one who served with 4.2 Mortars ,1st Marine Div . In Korea 1954 to when we pulled out in 1955.

Keywords:


Entry: 89496
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY UNCLE WHO WAS KILLED DURING THE KOREAN CONFLICT

JOE GRIFFITHS wrote on August 12, 2014


City and State: LACEY WA

Unit: 2ND INF DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Veterans, Family members,

I'm serching for anybody or information on my Uncle Marine Sergeant Robert Leroy
Corbett who was killed in combat during the Western Outpost battles. It was
reported, Uncle Robert was killed when he stepped on a Land Mine on the evening of 15
April, 1952. He was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, 4.2 Mortar Company of the 1st Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Before serving our country Uncle Robert grew up in
California where he granduated High School and enjoyed competing in the local rodeo
circuit. He was loved by his extended family from the Willamette valley area in the
state of Orgeon.

From
Joe Griffiths
U.S. Army Retired


Keywords: Died in combat during the Western Out Post battles of the Korean war.
Date KIA: 15 April, 1952
Assigned unit: 2nd Platoon, 4.2 Mortar Company, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine
Division.
lived in California and Oregon
Liked to compete the local rodeo circuit



Entry: 76283
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
STAFF SERGEANT BILL L. CURNUTTE

MELINDA KLOPSCH wrote on September 28, 2010


City and State: FAIR OAKS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father passed away May 29, 2009. He was very proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his life he rarely spoke of his time in Korea. Only these last few years did he ever talk about the war and how he felt. At those times I could hear in his voice and see in his face the concern of what role he played in the loss of life. My Dad was a great example to me and though I did not follow in his footsteps by joining the Marine Corps, I did however proudly service in the United States Coast Guard.

Keywords: Military Occupational Specialty: Field Artillery Operations Assistant. Service: Participated in operations against enemy forces in Korea from 04Oct52 to 25Jun53.


Entry: 71761
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR INFO ON JOHN P. CASEY

JOSEPH CASEY wrote on September 25, 2009


City and State: CARBONDALE PA

Unit: 7TH ENG. BN.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad'd gettinbg up in age, and his memory is not so good. Trying to obtain all information on his military career. He did 2 tours of both Korea and Viet Nam, and retired from the Corps after 25 yrs of service as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


Keywords: Nov 11, 2012 my Father. Msgt John P. Casey USMC (Ret), passed away a year ago Nov. 2, 2011. He was layed to rest at Indiantown Gap National Cemetary Pennsylvania with full military honors. His gravesite is Section 22-A Grave 79.


Entry: 71007
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
WILLIAM GILBERT TROGDON

ERIC TROGDON wrote on July 24, 2009


City and State: BURLINGTON ON

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Does anyone remember William Gilbert Trogdon. Fist Marine Division. On motars then clerk.
He went in together with serveral other Marine and purchased a Hallicrafters Radio


Keywords: Motor, Hallicrafters Radio, Clerk. Did anyone know "Woody"


Entry: 64245
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR LANDERS AND SMITTY

EARLINE MILES wrote on February 10, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 1ST.MARINE DIV. 2ND. BATTALION 7TH. 4.2 MORTOR CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My daddy, Landers from Texas, wants very much to find Smitty who served with him in Korea 1950-1951. If you know my daddy or Smitty, please let me know.

Keywords:


Entry: 60455
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
ROLAND BRANNAN

MICHAEL BRANNAN wrote on March 24, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST SALEM OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: i am trying to find out more about my father he fought at the chosen resivoir i was in the corps during the end of nam im sick at the way they are treating the iraq war i couldnt help but cry when i read others coments here we need the heroism of the past if we re going to stay a strong free country anyone with info on my dad please contact me @ jjss7775@aol.com

Keywords: roland brannan-chosen resivoir usmc


Entry: 59037
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
PFC JOSEPH BENOIT

BARRY BENOIT wrote on September 26, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: HOLLY HILL FL

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: JOSEPH WAS 18 YRS OLD WHEN HE DIED FROM AN ILLNESS CONTRACTED WHILE IN THE CHOSIN RESEVOIR...HE WAS FLOWN TO A HOSPITAL IN JAPAN WHERE HE PASSED AWAY ON DEC 27TH 1950. HE HAD 4 BROTHERS, 3 OF WHICH WERE IN THE NAVY ABOARD THE USS LUZON DURING THE WAR. ANYONE HAVING ANY MEMORIES OF PIT AS HE WAS CALLED PLEASE CONTACT ME OR LEAVE A MESSAGE HERE. GOD BLESS TO ALL WHO SERVED.................

Keywords: PIT, BUDDY, CHOSIN FEW UPTON MASS


Entry: 58150
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
FORWARD OBSERVER 4.2 MORTAR

SUE FOERSTER wrote on July 19, 2006


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO., 7TH REGIMENT, 1ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad PAUL LEON YORTY,of St.Louis, Missouri served with 4.2 Mortar Co., 7th Regiment, 1st Marines from Dec.1950-Sept.1951. Started in Puson, moved into action in North Korea. He never spoke openly of the war or what he did during the war, and very few words when asked about the war. Wounded in action, 3 guys in a fox hole, he had the shrapnel wounds, his 2 buddies died. Sent to the hospital ship Haven for a few days and onto hospital in Yokosuka for 9 weeks. Returned to action in Engineer Battalion Sept. 1951-Dec.1951. Any one know of my father and what he did? Where can I find out about the hospital logs, or where his company was..etc...Thanks alot...

Keywords: 4.2 Mortar, 7th regiment, 1st marines, engineer battalion, hospital ship Haven, sometimes a nickname of "Butzy" or "Butz"


Entry: 56300
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
RENO, VEGAS, CARSON OUTPOSTS

JOHN NELMARK wrote on March 20, 2006


City and State: ORO VALLEY AZ

Unit: FOX CO 2ND BN 5TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: F/2/5 was involved in trench war, patrols nightly.
Mortar support for all patrols including illumination HIExplosive shells was provided by Fox Mike
Our CO and the Regimental S3 Officer were KIA while taking cover in a shell crater, one round killed both officers. Our CO had only been with us a short time, having replaced Capt Kurth about one month before. Our CO was part of the 32nd Replacement draft
Korea was a bloody war with about 55,000 KIA,s in three years.


Keywords: Fox Mike Mortars Section Leader
Veteran of Atomic Test Desert Rock IV 1952









Entry: 52867
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MY DAD

DEBBIE DEAN wrote on August 26, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: CULLMAN AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: hi my name is debbie my daddy was Alfred J. LeBlanc
he was a marine and very proud of the fact daddy never told us any stories about what happened in the war but he told us he saved some guys and he got shot he took a picture of the grave stone that saved them and thats all we know we have his medals we don't know what he got them for but we would really like to know my dad pasted away sept 26, 2000 i was with him he was a proud marine that i will never forget i know the smile i saw on his face when i told him his first grandchild was a marine and she married a marine he was very happy and i know he was proud my son-in-law is in bagdad now i know my dad is proud of him and he will come home safe if anyone has any information Please don't hesitate thank you and god bless you all


Keywords: daddy did recieve some medals they were, national defense service medal, korean service medal with one star, the united nations medal we all would like to know why he recieved them everyone called him (ALFIE)
his full name was ALFRED J. LeBLANC we don't know what unit or anything



Entry: 52164
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
CAPT. EDWIN EUGENE RIVES

PAM GOODE wrote on July 21, 2005


City and State: CORDOVA TN

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My daddy was killed in Korea on Sept. 29, 1950. My only brother died in Dec. 2004 without ever getting answers that he desperately needed about our daddy. I would like to hear from any of my daddy's friends or Marines that he served with. My mother is alive and would appreciate this information also. I have names and letters, but have been unable to make contact with any of these people yet. Thanks, Pam Goode

Keywords:


Entry: 52162
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
CAPT. EDWIN EUGENE RIVES

PAM GOODE wrote on July 21, 2005


City and State: CORDOVA TN

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My daddy was killed in Korea on Sept. 29, 1950. My only brother died in Dec. 2004 without ever getting answers that he desperately needed about our daddy. I would like to hear from any of my daddy's friends or Marines that he served with. My mother is alive and would appreciate this information also. I have names and letters, but have been unable to make contact with any of these people yet. Thanks, Pam Goode

Keywords:


Entry: 52141
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
WONDERING

MICHAEL RUTZ wrote on July 20, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anyone know how I can get into contact with the surviving members of the 4 Deuces? They were my Grandfather's unit in Korea. I can't remember the years. I know they were an HE Chemical Mortar unit, but that's about it.

Thanks.


Keywords: 1st Marine, 4 Deuces


Entry: 51947
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
SMITH, JOHN E.

J.P. ROE wrote on July 10, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: 1ST MAR DIV (REIN) 4.2 MORT CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Any friends of my father in law: SMITH, John E. "Jack" of Chicago IL. 7th Mar. 1st Mar Div. (REIN) 4.2 Mort. Co. 1953 to 1956.

Attended Boot camp Marine Corp Depot San Diego. 1953
Platoon # 415 D.I. William Vick

We are gathering info and pictures for our family history. I am especially looking for an individual picture of "Jack" Smith after graduation from boot camp. Any info or pictures would be great.

John "Jack" Smith still resides in the Chicagoland area. Thank you to all of those who have served our country and to those who may have any info about my Father in Law. SEMPER FI


Keywords: My Father in law SMITH, John E. "JACK" from Chicago IL.
7th Mar 1st Mar Div. (REIN) 4.2 Mort. Co.
Boot camp USMC recruit depot San Diego Platoon #415 1953 D.I. was a WW. Vick



Entry: 50887
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
GEORGE LAWRENCE

MIKE LAWRENCE wrote on May 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, CPL George Lawrence, served in the 4.2" Mortar Co, 1st Marines Division, FMF. He passed back in August 2003 and I'm looking
for his corpsmen so I can learn a bit more about his time in Korea. He was in Korea from 08/10/52 through 11/23/52. Believe he was wounded in Nov '52.

I was curious if any others knew my father. I'm just starting out on this search so any info/links you can provide would be really helpful. Thank you.

Mike


Keywords: George Lawrence


Entry: 50184
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
RALPH C. MILLER, CHATTANOOGA, TN

LAURA CRAIG wrote on April 14, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: my grandfather passed away last year, if anyone knew him or can remember anything about his service please let me know

Keywords: Mortar unit, 1st marine division, the frozen resevoir,


Entry: 48977
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW DALE BUTLER FROM NY DURING KOREAN CONFLICT

BEVERLY SUE (BUTLER) SHUMACK wrote on February 16, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: SALAMANCA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: I just want to know more about my dad. He was my best friend. Died 12-18-01 from rare bone cancer. Told me a bit of the Conflict, very private man. Father of 5 girls, one son.


Entry: 41275
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY BROTHER ,CHARLES W. BOYD.KIA ON MT VEGAS

JESSE BOYD wrote on February 26, 2004


City and State: PICKERINGTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Charlie was wounded (burns) on 26 Mar 53 on Mt Vegas and transported to a hospital ship where he died on 29 Mar 53.

Keywords:


Entry: 40606
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
MY GRANDFATHER SERVED IN KOREA

LAURA CRAIG wrote on February 5, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who knew my grandfather. I know very little about his service in the war, and I would love to hear from anyone who Ralph C. Miller. Thank you.

Keywords: 1st marines, 1st division, mortar company


Entry: 33142
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
CHESTY POLAR

CATHY WHITE wrote on March 28, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: KINSTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I would like to know more about
"Chesty Polar" I'm not sure about the spelling of his name but Don tells me this man was the Marine's marine. He was an enlisted man who became an officer and won 5 navy crosses for his amazing service to his country. I think more people should be aware of all the amazing service men and women that the USA has had and has... now that would be a REAL reality show, woth seeing. If anyone has a picture of him or knows were I can get a picture, Please e-mail me at cmalllardw@yahoo.com thanks and God Bless America and everyone who is serving and has served our nation.


Keywords: Donald William Lawrence Kinney MARINE


Entry: 29237
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
COMMONWEALTH 4.2' MORTARS

RON ORANGE wrote on November 3, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: WOOLER

Unit: 42 INDEPENDENT MORTAR BATTERY R.A.

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I had thought 4.2" mortars were just a British Army weapon.My battery supported the 25th.(Canadian) Brigade in Korea.
If any U.S. former mortarman wants to exchange info on how our respective units used the old "drainpipe" I would be glad to accomodate him.


Keywords: Prematures, Hills 355 and 166.


Entry: 29236
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2' MORTARS(BRITS) IN KOREA

RON ORANGE wrote on November 3, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: WOOLER NORTHUMBERLAND

Unit: 42 INDEPENDENT MORTAR BATTERY R.A.

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I thought the 4.2" "drainpipe" was purely a British artillery weapon until I came across this website.If any U.S. veteran wants to exchange info on how this weapon was used in our respective units in Korea, I would be glad to co-operate.My troop in our battery was less than 100 men and we are all over 70, yet I am in regular contact with four of my old buddies.
Gunner Ron.


Keywords: 25th.(Canadian Brigade); The Hook; Hills 355 and 166.Prematures.


Entry: 29214
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
COMMONWEALTH 4.2 MORTARS

RON ORANGE wrote on November 2, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 28516
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
R.G.GILMORE

MARGARET WELLS DEGGANS wrote on September 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: CONROE TX

Unit: 4.2 MORTOR CO.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Does anybody else have this picture? My Dad
gave this picture to my oldest sister many
years ago and told her to keep it safe! He
told her they sent them all but him and all were
killed but him out of that company.This is her
recollection from the 50's so maybe someone else
out there can verify this for me. I am hard at
researching my Father's extensive career in the
USMC from 1939-1956. This would open the door
to so many unanswered questions for me.
To those marines who read this let me say to each and every one of you...Please tell your
story to someone!!!! Please for the sake of all
of the young men to come. It is so important
to have the story to keep alive and for
the example of how to conduct themselves as men
when the country calls. Who else can set such
an example with the mark of excellance as each
of you? MAY GOD BLESS THE USMC !!!!!!!!!


Keywords: Old Company Photo taken 1950 in Dress Blues
Lt.R.G.Gilmore listed on this Military photo.
1st Div,usmc







Entry: 27199
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
THOMAS BANKS

THOMAS H. BANKS wrote on July 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: NUTLEY NJ

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO., 1ST MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The "4-Deuces", 4.2/1/1 are looking for former
company members from the combat period. More than
100 still active in our association. Get back in
touch with your old buddi


Keywords:


Entry: 26543
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF SGT. JIMMIE E. HOWARD

RONALD D. (RON) MCKINNEY wrote on June 26, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: SEMINOLE FL

Unit: ITEM 3/1 AND RECON PLT,H-S,3/1

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like contact with others who knew or served with Jimmie Howard in Korea, Nam, or Stateside.

Keywords: Bunker Hill, 12-13Aug 52. Sgt Jimmie E. Howard was 4.2 Mortar FO attached Item 3/1, awarded Silver Star. Jimmie awarded MOH in Nam 1966. Between wars, Jimmie played football for CJHP, served in 1st Amphib Recon (54-56).


Entry: 25971
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
1954-1955

DALE H. KELLER wrote on June 2, 2002


City and State: SANDY OR

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO 1ST MARINES 1ST MARINE DIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in the Company from mid 1954 thru 1955 and came home with the Division in 1955. I've located Lts John Moughan and George Lacrone as well as Capt Vest, and Sgts Len Myers of the 3rd Plt and John Leadam,FDC director.I was the Plt Leader of the 3rd Plt. Does anyone know where I might find Sgts Silas Blanton, Henry Schwarz or Padillo(not sure of 1st name) Thank you Dale Keller

Keywords:


Entry: 24449
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
ANY ONE KNOW MY POP

TAMMY FRANK wrote on April 1, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: CATERSVILLE GA

Unit: 4.2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Just look for some people who know dad he would like to see you guys.

Keywords: 4.2 MORTAR CO/1/1
Norman E Frank
Dayton ohio



Entry: 20819
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY DAD

MICHELE BOLLENBECK wrote on November 20, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: MORA MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for people that my have known my father, Leonard F. Myers while he was in korea or after. He went to korea the first time in 1950 (he was a staff seargent) and the seconf time in around 1953 (He was a platoon leader with the 1st Marines. He is alive and well and we are trying to put together a history of his service for his grandchildren. Any comments from anyone who may have known him would be appreciated.

Keywords: Inchon, Choson (spelling?) Reservior


Entry: 14686
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2 MORTOR CO/1/1 MY BROTHER, ROBERT L. CORBETT, KILLED

JOANNE CORBETT PAPADOPOULOS wrote on January 30, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: MILWAUKIE OR

Unit: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW MY BROTHER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my brother while in the service and also anyone who knew him in El Centro, California. Rodeo friends and friends of Edward Imbler, our uncle in El Centro.

Keywords: durwood h. gilbert, buddy. Bob was killed apr 15, 1952.


Entry: 13403
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2, MORTOR CO.,1ST.MARINES,KOREA 1951,52

GIL STAUSS wrote on December 1, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for VANAUKIN (not sure if name is spelled right)He was 8th.Draft,Cook (may have been Striker)I Beleave he was from Pennsylvania.He talked about deer hunting quite often.A word here and there could help me locate this Marine.Who out there rembers sonething?????? NEED YOUR HELP.

Keywords:


Entry: 13394
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
SUICIDE MISSIONS IN KOREA

ROBERT BOWMAN wrote on December 1, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: DOUGLASVILLE GA

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIV,2ND BAT,FOX RIFLE CO

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 1ST MARINE DIV,2ND BAT,FOX RIFLE CO

Keywords: 60 milimeter mortars, combat 11 months, was a forward observer, responsible for 45 kills in one night, went on suicide mission to save wounded marine on 2nd bunker hill. never recognized for these two incidents. do you know a commander named chesty polar or a lt frye who witnessed this? contact me!


Entry: 7155
1ST MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2 MORTARS

ROBERT H. (BOB) ABBOTT wrote on February 24, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: OAKDALE PA

Unit: 4.2 MORTARS, 1ST REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 4.2 MORTARS, 1ST REGIMENT

Keywords: november 1951 to december 1952 4.2 mortars, 1st marine division, 1st marine regiment



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