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Entry: 94773
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF FERDINAND A HORCHENS

KEITH HORCHENS wrote on July 5, 2017


City and State: VERONA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm his son, and I too am looking for any Family or friends of or anyone who knew my father, who can tell me more about him in greater detail. You can always call me at my cell phone number (412) 720-9757 just give me a quick message, as I block numbers that I don't recognize and don't leave messages. Thanks, Keith Horchens

Keywords:


Entry: 91331
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SEARCHING FOR FAMILY/FRIENDS OF FERDINAND A. HORCHENS JR.

MACKENZIE REISS wrote on June 4, 2015


City and State: BIG TIMBER MT

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: The ashes of Ferdinand A. Horchens Jr. were mailed to an armory here in Big Timber, MT and I am looking for any information about him, his family and/or comrades for an article about the ashes being discovered here. He was given a free burial plot and headstone in our local cemetery once he was identified as a veteran. I don't know much about him, save for his birth date: March 9, 1935. He was listed as serving in 1954, though I'm not sure how long he remained in the Marines. I believe his rank was sergeant. He was originally part of the 6th Marines, 2nd Marine division, stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, but was later transferred to the 1st Marine Division to serve in the Korean War. I'd just like to learn more about his life and time in the service and hopefully uncover why his remains were sent to Montana - he worked at the armory here in 1980, but then returned to New York where he died in 1991.

Keywords:


Entry: 88603
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
HQ BN, 1ST MARDIV (G-3)

HERMAN VANDERWART III wrote on March 24, 2014


City and State: CHEPACHET RI

Unit: 1/25/4

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Capt. David H. Vanderwart (HQ Bn, G-3, 1MARDIV ; Korea,July-Nov 1951. Looking for info on his time there with this unit. Was promoted while there to Capt.

Keywords:


Entry: 88398
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR INFO ON MARINE

SANDRA JOHNSON wrote on February 25, 2014


City and State:

Unit: C CO, 134 BSB, 1ST BCT, 34 IN DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information on my grandfather, SSgt Bruce James Johnson, who served in Korea with HQ Co, HQ BN, 1st Marine Division as an admin clerk in Korea from March 1951-Dec 1951. He was in the USMCR and from Minnesota.

Keywords:


Entry: 87310
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
1ST. COMBAT SERVICE GROUP

CHARLES SPIKES JR. wrote on September 29, 2013


City and State: INVERNESS FL

Unit: 1ST COMBAT SERVICE GROUP

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I have been looking for the list of my buddys, I was military

police, we did train guard,gate duty.


Keywords:


Entry: 86943
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
MY DAD WAS IN 1ST MARINE DIVISION

DAVID EVANS wrote on August 7, 2013

Email Update Needed

City and State: AR

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my dad was jerry Evans also known as aka zoom 1st marine
division weapons company. if any one knows of my dad please
email me thank you. my dad is tellimg me more and more about
the war. my dad was friends with steve mcqueen in koria


Keywords: my dad was in the 1st marine division went to korea on the uss
howser. landed at inchan marched to soul was at bunker hill
also porkchop hill.volunteered to go to chosin resivore. came
home on the uss black.



Entry: 86410
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SEARCHING FRIENDS OF SRGT. LOUIS DRAZEY

SHERYL GRANT wrote on June 2, 2013


City and State: CLARKSTON WA

Unit: HQ CO, 1ST COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, 1ST MARINE DIVISI

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: According to family, Sergeant Drazey, at 20 years old,
volunteered with a handful of soldiers for a suicide mission in
order to draw enemy fire. My grandmother was so devastated by
his death that no one was allowed to speak of him. Only now, in
the 21 Century, are we learning of his incredible sacrifices.

--Sheryl L. Grant


Keywords: The family of Sergeant Drazey is looking for anyone who know him,
or served with him. He died on August 18th, 1952, while
defending the 35 mile Jamestown Line--also known as Bunker Hill.



Entry: 85927
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
DID YOU KNOW SHANNON LORD MEANY

JOHN V. KELTY wrote on April 9, 2013


City and State: KAILUA-KONA HI

Unit: 2ND TANK BATT.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for someone who was with Sgt Shannon Meany Killed
in Koto Ri comming out of Chosin Res


Keywords:


Entry: 85173
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR WALTER CUENIN

GREG CUENIN wrote on January 9, 2013


City and State: MIDLOTHIAN VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 85171
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SGT REAT MORRIS USMC

IVAN MORRIS wrote on January 9, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: am looking for someone who knew my father..marine
rifleman during WW2 and was a drill instructor at San
Diego between wars, and was part of the occupation
troops in Japan and was one of the first sent...was at
the Chosen.



Entry: 83885
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
FRANK KINSEY

CHUCK KINSEY wrote on August 12, 2012


City and State: CROWNSVILLE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for information about my fathers service during the
Korean War. He turned 83 in May and he never talked much about
the war. Anything would be helpful, thanks.


Keywords: Chosin Reservoir,1st Marine Div


Entry: 83715
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
OORAH FROZEN CHOSIN

CHRISTOPHER STURDEVANT wrote on July 23, 2012


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: 3RD BN 6TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Not a Korean vet but i am an OEF/OIF vet. Oorah Frozen
Chosin and vets of Korea.


Keywords:


Entry: 81741
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
CHARLES ADANK

ROSE MARIE (ROSIE) MYERS wrote on January 15, 2012


City and State: FORT THOMAS KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Ted Thank You for all The emails and want to thank
You for the up dates Here are some information Ifound
on my Uncle Charles Adank He Served in US Marine Corp
August 6 1945 to oct 7 1946 Service Air Force Nov 4
1955 to January 29 1960 Duty Status Discharged Rank
AIRMAN SECON CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND GEOGRAPHICAL
LOCATIONS AFB 3315TH STURON, SCOTT AFB 729TH ACWRON,
ROBINS AFB;DET 1, 729TH ACWRON FT GORDON; DET 2,
728TH ACWRON ,FT GORDON ;DET 6, 3RD RADIO RELAY SQ,
FT GORDON ; KOREA; MILTARY EDUCATION RAD RELAY EQP
RPMN SCOTT AFB IL BASIC MILITARY TRAINING
DECORATIONS AND AWARDS AIR FORCE LONGEVITY SERVICE
AWARD W/1 BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER; GOOD CONDUCT
MEDAL; NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL; PLACE OF INTRY
CINCINNATI OHIO TRAVEL AFB FAIRCHILD CA. PLACE OF
BIRTH NEWPORT KY DEATH GEORGIA MILLEDGEVILLE BALDWIN
CO. GA. BALDWIN MEMORIAL GARDENS DIED APRIL 2 1963
BORN 7-15-1928 AGAIN THANK YOUS FOR ALLOWING ME TO
SEARCH AND INFORMATION CAME FROM KENTON CO. LIBRARY
COVINGTON KY. THIS IS ONE OF MY UNCLES I AM STILL
LOOKING FOR MILITARY INFO. AGAIN THANK YOU. ROSIE.


Keywords: Air Force And US Marine CORP . Sgt World War 11 korea
ph Born July 15 1928 Died April 2 1963



Entry: 81537
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
WALTER CHARLES ADANK

ROSE MARIE (ROSIE) MYERS wrote on December 29, 2011


City and State: FORT THOMAS KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: (BO ) WALTER CHARLES ADANK BORN 29-2- 1920 DIED 21-9-
1996 BRANCH 1 ENLISTMENT 10-11-1942 RELEASED 22-10-
1945 WAS ALSO KNOW AS A GREAT BASEBALLER PLAYER IN
NEWPORT KY PITCHER HAD NO HITTER . GREAT GAMES WAS
WELL KNOW IN NEWPORT KY FOR BASE BALL. ANY ONE WITH
INFORMATION ON MY UNCLE WOULD BE HELPFUL . LOOKING
FOR MORE INFORMATION IN MILITARY . THANK YOU AGAIN .
HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME ONE . ROSIE.



Entry: 81114
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
WALTER CHARLES ADANK. (BO)

ROSE MARIE (ROSIE) MYERS wrote on November 20, 2011


City and State: FORT THOMAS KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: THIS IS MY UNCLE HE LIVED IN NEWPORT KY HAVE NO
PAPERS ON HIM. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIS
SERVING OUR COUNTRY . THINK HE WAS IN MARINES. SERVED
IN WORLD WAR 2 HONORABLE DISCHARGE . SEARCH LIGHT
CREWMAN 763 POWER SUPPLY MECHANIC 846SEPARATION NYD
MARE ISLAND CALIFIORNIA 10-22 -45 9-2CO. DATE OF
INTRY 11-10-42111(B) SERIAL NO. 486489. WOULD LIKE TO
KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM IF ANYONE HAS OR KNEW WALTER
CHARLES KNON AS (BO) PLEASE RESPOND EXCITED TO HEAR
FROM ANYONE KNOWING HIM . THANK YOU ROSIE.


Keywords: BO


Entry: 81089
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
CHARLES ADANK

ROSE MARIE (ROSIE) MYERS wrote on November 17, 2011


City and State: FORT THOMAS KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: CHARLES W ADANK BOOK CAMP LUJUNE SERVED IN JAPAN
RECEIVED PURPLE HEART AND HONOR AWARD. HAVE NO
SERVICE RECORDS LOOKING FOR SOME ONE WHO KNEW HIM OR
WAS FRIENDS WITH HIM . HE DIED IN 1963 AUTO MOBILE
ACCIDENT IN GEORGIA WAS IN WORLD WAR 2 AND WAS IN AIR
FORCE. BUT NO INFORMATION. HE IS MY UNCLE NEED ANY
INFORMATION WIOL BE HELPFUL. THANK YOU. ROSIE.



Entry: 81034
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
CHARLES WALTER ADANK

ROSE MARIE (ROSIE) MYERS wrote on November 13, 2011


City and State: FORT THOMAS KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR CHARLES WALTER ADANK . SERVED IN USS
MARINES BOOT CAMP LU JUNE SERVED IN KOREAN JAPAN AND
ALSO AIR FORCE HAVE NO INFORMATION ON HIM WOULD LIKE
ANY INFORMATION ON HIM AND HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH PEOPLE
HE KNEW FROM NEWPORT KY. THAY CALLED HIM CHARLIE AND
PLAYED DRUMS WOUNDED AND WAS MIA BUT WAS FOUND . DONT
KNOW MUCH BUT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MY UNCLE SERVED
HIS COUNTRY . ANY INFORMATION WILL HELP. ALSO WORLD
WAR 11 . ROSIE.


Keywords: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON CHARLES WALTER ADANK FROM
NEWPORT KY USS MARINES SERGANT BOOT CAMP CAMP LUJUNE
SERVED KOREAN WAR ALSO WORLD WAR 11 HIS IS MY UNCLE
WE CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ON HIS SERVICE
TO HIS COUNTRY. HE SERVED IN MARINES AND ALSO AIR
FORCE. IF ANY ONE KNEW HIM OR HAS SERVED WITH HIM IT
WOULD BE HELPFUL TO KNOW SOMEONE WHO SHARED HIS
FRIENDSHIP WITH HIM . THANK YOU ROSIE . ANY
INFORMATION WILL HELP.



Entry: 78888
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
HQBN HISTORY

MICHAEL WEILAND wrote on May 12, 2011


City and State:

Unit: HQBN 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for Marines who had served in HQBN 1st Marine Division during any period. I am currently working on history for HQBN for our CO. Please email me at michael.weiland@usmc.mil any information is helpful, along with pictures, and other contacts. Thank you and Semper Fidelis.

Keywords: HQBN, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division HQBN, Headquarters Battalion, HqBn 


Entry: 78308
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SEMPER FI

JOHN FINCH wrote on March 23, 2011


City and State: SUGARLOAF CA

Unit: B CO. 3RD TANKS, VIET NAM

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I want to thank all of you Marines from past times to present day for allowing me to serve with you as a Corpsman in Viet Nam and elsewhere 66-69. You are the best, always have been, and always will be. Semper Fi....Doc Finch

Keywords: Vhin Dai, Con Thien, Vandergrift, Cam Lo, Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Camp Carrol, C-2, Ghio Linn and places in between


Entry: 77996
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
PVT CARL HUBERT OWENS

JOANN SMITH wrote on February 25, 2011


City and State: MTGILEAD OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to know how to go about the chance of locating my uncles remains . If I have entered this on the wrong pages please forward it to the right dept.

This is a very important quest for me to accomplish for my children and grandchildren

Sincerely
JoAnn Smith


Keywords: Editor Note: buried at ADARIO CEMETERY, ADARIO, OH



Entry: 76484
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SEARCHING FOR THOSE WHO KNEW ROBERT (BOB) M. GERRITY,(DEC) OR SERV. CO, 1ST ENG. BN, 1ST MARINE DIV

MICHAEL J. MILIHRAM wrote on October 21, 2010


City and State: MARTINSBURG WV

Unit: USAR, MP CORPS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching desperately for information on my Father-in-law, Robert M. Gerrity, who was a Sergeant, E-5. He died in 1999, and his second wife got rid of ALL his pictures, uniforms, medals, his .45 Model 1911, and anything to do with his time in the Marine Corps. She stubbornly and purposely didn't share any of his memorabilia from his service in the Corps with either of her step daughters, or her daughter with Robert(Bob). When I met him in 1996 and started dating his eldest daughter, he told me things about his wartime service in Korea which he hadn't even told his first wife, who died in 1969, his second wife or anyone else in his family. The fact I too was a combat veteran more than likely made the difference. I would like to find out information on his units actions, where they were in Korea from roughly July 1952 till May 1953. I do know he was involved in actions at the Chosin Reservoir. Beyond this, and some details concerning this particular action, I have no knowledge of his time in service. Shortly after the conversation which elicited this information, he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and passed away in 1999. If anyone knew Robert Gerrity, served with him or has information on where and how to obtain information on his unit, Service Company, 1st Engineer BN, 1st Marine Div., FMF, please let me know. Thank you.

Keywords: Gerrity, Robert(Bob) Michael, SGT, clerk typist,Chosin Reservoir, Inchon, USNS General M.C.Meigs, Yokohama, San Diego.


Entry: 76386
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SEARCHING FOR THOSE WHO KNEW HOWARD RICHARD DISHER

CATHY DISHER wrote on October 10, 2010


City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Organization: CasCo., HqBn., MCS - Assault and seizure of Inchon; Capture and securing of Seoul; The Wonsan-Hugnam-Chosin campaign; Operations in south and central Korea 9/50 to 7/51; complete time from 9/45 to 8/52. Stationed last at Quantico.
Would appreciate any one who may have served with my dad.


Keywords:


Entry: 75659
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
ABOUT: LTC GEORGE E. PETRO, USMC, RET. (DECEASED)

CHUCK WASHBURN wrote on July 31, 2010


City and State: OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: PETRO, GEORGE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to George E. Petro (0-27805), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Commanding Officer of an Anti-Tank Company of the First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces en route to Hamhung, Korea, on 10 December 1950. When a strong, well-organized hostile force ambushed the regimental motor convoy at Sudong-ni, Captain Petro immediately assumed command and, building up fire power with additional machine guns, organized the effective defense of the convoy. Repeatedly braving heavy, accurate enemy small-arms fire, he deployed his men in strategic locations and, undeterred by the difficulty of spotting the well-concealed hostile positions in the darkness, personally directed damaging fire which routed the enemy. At the height of the action, he advanced alone to rescue a severely wounded Marine and subsequently led a patrol in front of the lines to evacuate two casualties and personally captured a prisoner of war. His quick initiative, tactical ability and cool leadership during a serious crisis were contributing factors in the successful repulse of the enemy and in the continued safe passage of the convoy, thereby reflecting the highest credit upon Captain Petro and the United States Naval Service.
Authority: Board Serial 657 (July 14, 1951)
Born: at Mount Clare, West Virginia
Home Town: Clarksburg, West Virginia


Keywords: Navy Cross; Anti-Tank Company of the First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced);Sudong-ni and Hamhung, Korea.


Entry: 73618
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
MY DAD, CAPT. DONALD G. COURTNEY, USMC, RET.

LAURA COURTNEY wrote on February 18, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: On July 18, 2009 @0240 Capt. Donald G. Courtney, USMC, Ret. went to be with his Lord and Savior. He led a long and fulfilling life. 21 years of his life was in service to our country.

During Korea he was a Master Sergeant in the Headquarters and Service Battalion, First Provisional Marine Brigade, First Marine Division. He was at the Chosin Reservoir shortly after Landing in Korea.

If anyone has information about my dad and would like to share it I would enjoy that. He told me many things over the years about his years in the USMC but there are many things I just do not know.


Keywords: Capt. Donald G. Courtney, USMC, Ret.


Entry: 72451
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SON OF AND FRIEND OF...

GROVER ENTERLINE wrote on November 21, 2009


City and State: OKC OK

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My mother was a Marine 1953-1956. However, a dear friend for 13+ yrs was a Korean War vet E-2-5 1st div. He made the Inchon landing and was at the Chosin reservior. Name: V. O. "Mac" MacKee. Lord willing he will make 81 yrs old in January and hoping for many more.

Keywords: Frosen Chosin E-2-5 1st div.









Entry: 70598
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
MY DAD WAS HERSHEL H BAILEY HE WAS IN KOREA 51 53

BUFFORD BAILEY wrote on June 18, 2009

Email Update Needed

City and State: WESTBLOCTON AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: He was decorated he would always just shrug off any question we have picture of him with a 2 star general but know name.

Keywords: korean war farther wouldn't talk about what happen and would like too know about his service?


Entry: 69251
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
DAUGHTER MISSING DAD

JODY JOHNSON wrote on February 23, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anywho who served with or knew my father, Richard J. Young. He was in the Korean War 1st bn;8th mar, 2mar div Marine Corp. He passed away in 2007. I just miss him and would apppreciate any stories you have about him.


Entry: 66842
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
1ST BN

DILLARD PRATHER JR. wrote on August 11, 2008


City and State: SAUGUS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: would like to find frinds of cpl atkins.I have a few pictures.

Keywords: cpl e.j.atkins 1st mar.1st mar div.1st bn "c"co.2nd plt.


Entry: 66834
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SGT.

JERI WHITEHORN (HILL) wrote on August 10, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Your presence is requested at a "Unveiling Ceremony" on Aug 16, 2008, at 10:00am, at Glenwood Cemetery, on Washington Ave., Houston, Texas. We will be dedicating and unveiling Sgt Gerald "Jerry" O. Davis' (US Marine Corps) Headstone which we just recently received from the Department of Defense honoring Sgt Davis' actions and death while serving in the Korean War.

My name is Jeri Whitehorn, and I am the neice and 'namesake' of Sgt. Gerald "Jerry" O. Davis Jr.

My uncle died in what is now "The Forgotten War" on the Chosin Reservoir, Korea, on December 8, 1950. His body was returned to his family on March 21, 1955 and interred at the Glenwood Cemetery with very little fanfare. Due to a 'snafu' at the funeral home, his headstone was never ordered, and since they sold out in the late 1950's or early 1960's, and the family moving away from the area, it was not noticed until late September of 2007 when my father and Jerry's half-brother, Samuel Hill Jr., told me that his body had been returned to the States and buried in Houston. I was very deeply disturbed when I found out that one of our Nation's heroes had been left without being recognized for so long, despite the fact that he's always been my Hero. There have been 53 years of July 4th's, Flag Days, Veteran's Days, and Memorial Days that his grave has been without our country's flag to mark him as one of our heroes. With my father's help, I was able to get some of the information that was needed to order his headstone, but there was no markings regarding his Bronze Star on that paperwork. I called the V.A. in January regarding this information, and in April, received the required paperwork, along with his 'replacement medals'. My Uncle Jerry received not just a Bronze Star, but the Bronze Star with "Combat V", for a valorous deed. His headstone was ordered and subsequently received in July, 2008.

On August 16th, my father, my family and I will be escorted to the cemetery by the Brazoria County Cavalry for the unveiling of the headstone and laying a wreath on the grave with all the fanfare that my uncle deserved 53 years ago. Also, in attendance will be the District 5 Marine Corps League, who are sponsoring and orchestrating the event with the generous help of their Commandant, Mr. Charles Ynman; "The Chosin Few", survivors and comrades-at-arms of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War; The Marine Corps League Color Guard; the Texas President of the Purple Heart Association, Dave Lemec; The Gold Star Mothers; the American Legion Hall Honour Guard of Brazoria County will offer a 3-volley gun salute; the HPD Honour Guard Buglers will play 'TAPS- Echo'; the HFD Pipers will be playing the "Marine Corps Hymn" and "Amazing Grace"; and there will be representatives from Congressman Ron Paul's office as well as many other dignitaries at the ceremony.

I would be honoured to have your presence at the ceremony to honour my Uncle Jerry for posterity's sake.


Keywords: Gerald "Jerry" O. Davis Jr., 1stMarDiv HQ BTTN HQ CO, KIA, Chosin Reservoir, Bronze Star w/ Combat "V", Texas


Entry: 66574
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
REMEMBERING SGT. GERALD O.

JERI WHITEHORN (HILL) wrote on July 19, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: There will be a Memorial Service/"unveiling" of his headstone Ceremony on August 16, at 1000 hours, Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington Ave., Houston, TX. His body was returned to his family 21 Mar 1955, and has not had a headstone until now. He will be honoured by surviving family, The Marine Corps League, 1st Marine Division Association, local and national dignitaries, and will be remembered in the local news. Anyone who would like to attend, please rsvp me ASAP. Many thanks, Jeri (Neice and Namesake)

Keywords: 1st Marine Division, HQ Battalion, HQ Company
KIA Chosun Reservoir 8 Dec 1950



Entry: 66539
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
TIGERMARKINGS ON MARINE M-26S??

BILL CAMPBELL wrote on July 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 7ID TK CO 31 INF REGT ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Still looking for photos or verification if Marine Pershings wore tiger marking during Op's Ripper and Killer. Army units painted tiger faces on M-4, M-24 and M-46's for these two opperations, but NO Army M-26 wore that marking. Can any USMC tanker verify if yours had such markings? Some models and decal sets have been made as such but I believe they are wrong.

Keywords:


Entry: 66265
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
MARINES IN OP KILLER/RIPPER 1951.

WILLIAM (BILL) CAMPBELL wrote on June 29, 2008


City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: 7ID TK CO 31 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for documentation of Marine M-26s taking part in Op killer and Ripper, April/May 51. According to all the history I have read, this was an Army operation and there were no Pershngs involved. We had just received the "new" M-46 Pattons and I see models being built of Pershings with Tiger markings. No Army M-26 ever wore those markings and I am looking for any Marines who could verify USMC participation in these operations and that possibly their M-26s were decorated like the Army tanks.
Please email.

thanks

Bill


Keywords: involvement Op Killer-Ripper


Entry: 66025
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

EUGENE HOLINOTY wrote on June 11, 2008


City and State: FLAT ROCK MI

Unit: !ST MARINE DIV BAND

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Any guys from that outfit, I'd like to hear from.

Keywords: John Bates, Maco Arakawa, 1st Lt. Frank Zam


Entry: 64211
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW LOREN STEELE, WICHITA, KANSAS

MATTHEW TENER wrote on February 7, 2008


City and State: DOVER DE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello,
My name is Matt Tener, and I'm looking for anyone who knew my wife's grandfather Loren Steele from Wichita, Ks. I know he was in the Marine's in Korea, unfortunately, that's about it. I've tried numerous times to find out more about his experience, but he will not talk about it to this day. The only time he ever confided in me, was in telling a story about needing an emergency appendectomy at Camp Pendleton. My father-in-law says the he was in the 1st Division, and operated a machine gun, but I have no idea who he served with and where specifically.

I am finding out more and more about what the conditions were like in Korea, and my respect for Korean War veterans grows. I know that those soldiers came home to indifference, when they should have had a hero's welcome. I am proud to know at least one Korean veteran, and I hope one day, he can get those demons out of his past and into the light. I know what those soldiers went through was beyond belief but I, along with many others, appreciate it.

Thank you to all those that have served in the defense of this great nation and in the defense of democracy.
Sincerely,
Matt Tener


Keywords: Korea


Entry: 62287
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SGT. GERALD O.

JERI WHITEHORN (HILL) wrote on September 14, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information on my namesake, Sgt. Gerald "Jerry" Davis, Jr. I know that he was with HQ CO HQ GN 1 HQ BN 1 MARINE DIVISION, and that he died on the 8th of December, 1950 at the Chosin Reservoir, but I don't know what his MOS was or the names of any friends. If you have any information, or even better yet, knew him, please contact me!!

Keywords: Jerry Davis KIA Chosin Reservoir December 8th, 1950 HQ CO HQ BN 1 HQ BN 1 MAR DIV


Entry: 57357
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
BILLY JOE PAGE, FUNCHILLIN PASS HQ BN - RECON

MATTHEW PAIGE JR. wrote on May 28, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my cousin Billy Joe
Paige. Billy Joe was part of the rear guard action
behind the tanks at the treadway bridge on 11
December 1950 and probably the last Marine to die
on the north side of the bridge and his body has
never been recovered. His best friend was PFC
Richard Moore and they were said to be like
brothers. Keyword section lists other platoon
members. Any info at all please contact me.
Thanks and God Bless.
Matt Paige
CWO4 USN(RET)


Keywords: Chosin, Funchilin Pass, Koto-ri, Treadway Bridge,
rear guard, HQ RECON DET 1BN 1PRO BDE 1ST MAR DIV,
CPL Billy Joe Paige, First Platoon, Lt Earnest
Hargett, Gunny Stanley LaMonte, SGT Peter Bland,
SGT Gerald A. Hansen, CPL George Amyotte, PFC
Richard Moore, PFC Robert B. DeMott, PFC Leonard
Forko, Silver Star, Bronze Star



Entry: 54014
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
1KMC-AG

CHARLES SALOVESH wrote on November 9, 2005


City and State: ORANGE CA

Unit: 1KMC-AG

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was a radioman, part of Hq. Bn. 1MarDiv, attached to the USMC Advisory Group to the 1st Korean Marine Brigade, backed up against the hills near Kumchon-ni, North of Seoul. I remember that 1st Tanks were across the valley from our position. We were in tents and had to break the ice in water buckets to wash ourselves but when we left, the US army moved in and put up buildings, showers, etc. for a more permanent site. When the Division returned to Pendleton, those of us who were left were put in with the remainder of the DMZ Police and West Coast Island Defense Units to form an Honor Guard for a few months. Then I went to radio platoon Hq. Co. until I shipped over and went to El Toro to fly with VMR 152. Anybody out there?


Keywords: 1KMC-AG, Kumchon, Korea


Keywords: 1 KMC-AG, Kumchon


Entry: 53576
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR PVT ROBERT BUYERS

JACK MCCRORY wrote on October 13, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: ESCONDIDO CA

Unit: D/2/5 1ST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: WISH ANY INFORMATION ON PFC ROBERT BUYERS OF DOG COMPANY, 2ND BATT. 5TH MARINES WHO WAS WOUNDED IN SEPTEMBER 1951. HIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT BATTALION AID WITH A HEAD BANDAGE AND HIS RIGHT ARM AND HAND IN A SLING. THE PICTURE WAS IN SEVERAL PERIODICALS AT THE TIME AND RECENTLY WAS ON THE COVER OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK. ANYONE KNOWING HIS WHEREABOUTS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Keywords:


Entry: 52378
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
ANYONE WHO KNEW PATRICK T. MCGONAGLE

SARAH DALTON wrote on July 31, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Please contact me with any information.


Keywords: He was a Frozen Chosin. Bunker Hill. Killed in Action on August 15, 1952. He received a Silver Star. He was Sgt. of the Guard at Boston Navy Yard. He taught Flank Throwing at Oceanside, CA. He was from Haverhill, MA.


Entry: 50898
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR MARINS WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD

SHIRLEY PAULI wrote on May 16, 2005


City and State: WATERTOWN SD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find my Dad's former Marine buddies who served with him in Korea during 1951-1952. Two of them were a Sgt. Flores, and an Olaphant(sp?). Any info, pictures, etc. would be greatly apprecited. I am trying to do a scrapbook of his experiences, pictures, memorabilia, etc., and would like more info for the book.
Thanks!
In Christ,
Shirley Pauli


Keywords: Don Honadel, Jack Weise, Sgt. Flores, Olaphant(sp?)


Entry: 50793
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR CHARLES BENJAMIN COX

MARA LEE wrote on May 12, 2005


City and State: MALVERN VI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

Keywords: Judith Young (nee Lee) is anxious to find Charles Benjamin Cox who would be, if living, around 85 years of age.


Entry: 50713
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR SOME ONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN MY BROTHER ALBERT SAMPSON

TENA K. WILBANKS SR. wrote on May 10, 2005


City and State: DAYTONA BEACH FL

Unit: H CO 3BN 5 MAR 1ST MARINE DIVISON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY BROTHER WENT BY THE NICK NAME AL.
HE HAD A TATTOO OF A DAGGER THRU HEART LEFT FOREARM.
ALSO A TATTOO OF WOMAN AND SMAKE RT FOREARM. MAYBE THAT WILL HELP,

A PROUD SISTER OF A MARINE
SEMPER FI.




Keywords: MY BROTHER ALBERT SAMPSON WAS KILLED SEP 24 1950 NEAR SEOUL. HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR KOCHANG KOREA. WAS SENT TO OSAKA ARMY HOSPITAL IN JAPAN 17 OF AUG 1950.WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOMEONE THAT MIGHT HAVE KNOW HIM. HE LEFT ON THE USS PICKAWAY JULY 12 FROM SAN DIEGO,HIS MEDICAL RECORD SAY HE WAS SENT TO A HOSPITAL IN OSAKA. THEN SENT TO FUKUOKA JAPAN. HE WAS SENT BACK INTO ACTION HE EMBARKED ABOARD THE USS OKANOGAN PA 22O AT KOBE. JAPAN HE DISEMBBARKED AT INCHON.SEP25. WAS KILLED A DAY LATER MAYBE SOMEONE WAS AT THE SAME HOSPITAL AND CAME BACK THE SAME TIME HE DID. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE. YOU WERE A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS BACK THEN. FOR ALL YOU GUYS YOU ARE A BLESSING TO ARE COUNTRY BLESS YOU ALL.


Entry: 50172
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF ELLIS MIDGETT MARINE FIRST DIVISION

TAMMY MIDGETT wrote on April 13, 2005


City and State: DESOTO MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my father in Korea. I think he was there from 52 to 53. He is still living and if you would E-Mail me i will make sure he sees what is sent thank you

Keywords:


Entry: 49419
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR FREINDS OF MY FATHER

MATTHEW DUKES wrote on March 7, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: MIDWEST CITY OK

Unit: COMPANY F, 2ND BATTALION, IRST MARINES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Cpl. Matthew D. Dukes, USMC, NC was wounded taking out a sniper and was awarded the Navy Cross. Just looking with andyone who servered with him.

Keywords: Hill 749 Eastern Korea


Entry: 48707
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
G/SGT PJ INMAN

STEVE SHOCKOME wrote on February 5, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: looking for info on my grandfather, I have a couple photos from his days as a DI. If anyone has any info please email me

Keywords: Drill Instructor at Paris Island in 1955, and at San Diego in 1959, Korea and vietnam


Entry: 48259
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR A S/SGT.MICHAEL S. RUFFALO

FRANK AGNELLO wrote on January 19, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My friend above, in now comatose. He had mentioned a Sargeant Michael S. Ruffalo before his Coma. He thought a lot of. Believe the Sgt. was also in WWII prior to Korea. I'm trying to find him for a question Louis had told me the Sgt. could answer for his family. Thank you. Frank.

Keywords: "Chazman" E Co.2nd Ba. 5th Regt.1st Marines, Korean War


Entry: 47696
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
SGT. STEPAN C WALTER USMC KILLED 7-18-53

PAUL WALTER wrote on December 25, 2004


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: SGT USMC DIED ON PATROL JULY 18,1953 WAS A FOOGY NITE


Entry: 47508
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

WILLIAM R. (BILL) INMAN wrote on December 14, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: FLAT ROCK AL

Unit: 1ST. 2ND. - 3RD. MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am Inman from Alabama!

Keywords: went to Korea on the R.S.HOWSER
SOME OF THE NAMES WERE DRILL SARG.COBB CORP.PETERSON, DRILL SARG. CAPPIANNA FROM NY.,STANLEY FROM W.V., SARG MURRAY,AND A GUY WE CALLED (WHITEY)FROM MS., SIR NAME SHELTON FROM INDIANA.



Entry: 47506
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

WILLIAM R. (BILL) INMAN wrote on December 14, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 47290
1ST MARINE DIVISION HQ BN
HILL 749/812, 854 PHOTOS

HERBERT (HERB) RORRER wrote on December 4, 2004

Deceased

City and State: STUART VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Hi 1st Marines .. If I understand right, your units were on Hills 812 (by Luke's Castle) and 854 in 1951. I was told the 780th FA was supporting you. Do any of you have any pics you could forward me .. especially on 854 ??? THANKS Vets ! L



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