1st Ordnance Battalion - Marines


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 82034
Subject: LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO SERVED WITH SSGT WILLIAM A WOOD

Jay Robinson wrote on February 7, 2012


City and State: ATTLEBORO MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am a family member of Billy's. I promised my Mom I
would do everything possible to bring Billy's remains
home to Hyde Park NY. We never had a funeral. We want
to bury him next to his Mom. We have conflicting
reports of whether or not he was buried at Koto Ri
during the fighting retreat from the Chosin
Reservoir. I am looking for anyone who may have
served with him in Korea. Especially anyone who can
confirm he was buried at Koto Ri.
Semper Fidelis

Keywords: Chosin Reservoir, 1st Marine Div USMC, Koto Ri,
Punchbowl, Ordinance Maitenance Battalion



Entry: 79982
Subject: MAINT CO 1ST ORD BN !ST MARNE DIVISION

Jerry Sappington JR. wrote on August 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for any members of Maint co 1st ord bn in Korea mid 1950- early 1951, who might remember my father Jerry Sappington from Texas. Also, is the unit still an active unit? What was the unit patch, symbol etc.. running marine corp marathon in memory of my father and all the warriors who gave us our freedom 



Entry: 79005
Subject: INFORMATION ABOUT MAINTENANCE COMPANY 1ST ORDNANCE BATTALION 1ST MARDIV

Scott Williams wrote on May 24, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: WINTERVILLE NC

Unit: MAINT CO IST ORD BN 1ST MARDIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thanks so much for creating this website.

Keywords: I am trying to determine if any Chosin or Inchon veterans knew my father, Tech Sergeant George Samuel Williams. He was in Maintenance Company, 1st Ordnance Battalion, First Marine Division from 7 August 1950 to 10 September 1951.

My father and mother divorced in 1970 when I was 5 years old, so I don't know that much about him. Any comments would be appreciated. 



Entry: 74701
Subject: MCRD SAN DIEGO CA.

Ira Joseph wrote on May 15, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUBURN WA

Unit: PLT.34 7TH.RECRUIT TRN.BN.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I would like to find anyone that was in Plt.34 7th.Recruit Trn.Bn.San Diego Ca.Jan.to mar.1952

Keywords:



Entry: 74158
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE SERVING WITH ORD. SUPPLY CO., 1ST ORD. BN. APR.1952 TO MAY 1953

Kenneth L. (Ken) Cutright wrote on March 31, 2010


City and State: PORUM OK

Unit: ORD. SUPPLY CO., !ST ORD. BN., 1ST MAR. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 67528
Subject: SERVED IN KOREA 13 MONTHS FROM FEB 1952

Myron Chambers wrote on October 17, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEWPORT NC

Unit: 1ST ORD BN, MOTOR POOL

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was outside a tent when an officer was instructing troops with a live mortar, that was thought to be safe: there was an accident and 8 people were killed during this accidental explosion.

Keywords: Motor Pool, maintenance, Division NCO school



Entry: 62672
Subject: WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ACOUT MY DECEASED FATHER?

Johnnie Achord wrote on October 20, 2007


City and State: CA

Unit: AMMO CO 1ST ORD BN 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father recently passed away. He was only 74. He was in Korea for 13 months and Viet Nam for 26 months. He never spoke of where he was or what battles he fought in. It was too hard. As his son, I want very much to see where he was and what battles he was in. It would mean a great deal to me if ANYONE who knew him or his platoon to fill me in on a huge part of my life that is missing. Thank you. God Bless our Vets.

Keywords: Berlin "Leon" Achord



Entry: 61201
Subject: LOOKING FOR BILL DAMROTH AND RICHARD HANCOCK' BUDDIES

Donald McCarthy wrote on June 3, 2007

Deceased

City and State: MENDHAM NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Brother-in-law lost his brother at the Chosan Reservoir Richard Hancock. MY other Brother In Law William Damroth was also at Chosan. I would like to find any men who remember them. Richard's Brother has always felt a great loss for his brother who was with the Engineers The Unit lost over 80 Marines. Bill is ill and want some one to talk with about them.

Keywords: Chosan Reservoir, Engineer Unit and Ordanance Unit



Entry: 59853
Subject: IST MARINE DIV. ORD, BN. MAINT. CO.

Jack Terry wrote on January 30, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAMILTON OH

Unit: IST. MARINE DIV. ORD. BN. MAINT,CO.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 51607
Subject: 1STORDBN1STMARDIVFMF

Bob Lynch wrote on June 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: SUPCO1STORDBN1STMARDIVFMF

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: as of 1Apr54, 1stOrdBn,1stMarDivFMFis disbanded and redisignated as Ordnance Service Company 1st SerBn,1stMarDiv,FMFt a point of interest.

Keywords: 53-54 anyone who volunteered from SupCo to DCo2ndBn5thMar. (Blocking positions out in front of MLR) (Korea)



Entry: 46901
Subject: AMMO CO, 1ST ORDENCE BAT.

Lewis Weinstein wrote on November 15, 2004


City and State: RI

Unit: AMMO CO.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Anyone that was there with me, just write.
LeweW@aol.com Would love to hear from you.

Keywords: I was a Sgt with Ammo Co, 1st Ordance Battalion, 1st Marine Division from 1951 to May of 1952. I was with the Ammo Co when we moved from one coast to the other. I came home Mothers Day 1952.



Entry: 42820
Subject: AMMO CO. 1ST ORD BN INFO

Michael Hall wrote on May 4, 2004


City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who served with my Father,
Chester Hall in Ammo Co. 1st Ord Bn. March 1952 to Feb. 1953. His CO was Capt. Brown. Dad never said much about his service but did tell me a few stories. Any info on his unit would be helpful.

Keywords:



Entry: 39840
Subject: AMMO CO 1950-51

James Gray wrote on January 8, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: RED LION PA

Unit: AMMO CO. 1ST. ORD. BATT. 1ST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Aug. 1950 May 1951 served in Korea

Ammo Co. 1st. Ord. Batt. 1st. Provisional Marine
Brigade, Reinforced August and September1950

Keywords:



Entry: 30969
Subject: ROBERT MCLANE SMITH

Charlotte Kross wrote on January 5, 2003


City and State: ANCHORAGE AK

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Did anyone know my father? He died in 1960 when I was six, so I don't know much info on him. I was told he was on the cover of a famous magazine at the time, maybe Look or Life. I would love to have a copy of it and would pay almost anything for it if any has a copy or can tell where to find one.

Keywords:



Entry: 30967
Subject: ROBERT MCLANE SMITH

Charlotte Kross wrote on January 5, 2003


City and State: ANCHORAGE AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 27755
Subject: SEARCHING FOR COMPANY/PLATOON INFO: JAMES O. HILL

Kaye Ireland wrote on August 21, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 1ST ORD, 1ST MARINE, FMF

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for information about my dad's unit, battles, and service history. All records were lost in a fire at their home; he is now deceased and I'm trying to recreate the history for his grandson. He shipped over from 8th Eng. Lejeune in 50 or 51, made sgt. while in Korea May 1951. Discharged June 1952 as Staff Sgt. at Lejeune. He was not wounded and at one time was a dispatcher.

Keywords: 1st Ordnance, 1st Marine, Korea, 1951, 8th Eng,



Entry: 21981
Subject: 1ST ORD BTN, FWD AMMO CO 52 TO 54

Mike Deabenderfer wrote on January 3, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 1ST ORD BTN, FWD AMMO CO 52 TO 54

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: 1st Ord Btn, Fwd Ammo Co 52 to 54

Keywords:



Entry: 17665
Subject: SICK CALL 0800

Robert Resare wrote on June 30, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 1ST ORDNANCE BN.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Dagmar OP, Vegas,I/3/7, 1st Ord Bn, 1st MARDIV

Keywords:



Entry: 17594
Subject: PLATTOON 2074 FROM 10-93 TO 01-94 ANY ONE OUT THERE DROP ME A LINE.

Jose Valencia wrote on June 26, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANY ONE THAT WAS IN BOOT CAMP IN PLATTOON 2074 2ND BATTALLION. MCRD FROM 10-93 TO 01-94. DROP ME A LINE...........................

Keywords:



Entry: 14753
Subject: PLT405 MCRD PI SC GRAD NOV51

Bob Lynch wrote on February 2, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Searching around

Keywords: 1stOrdBn 1stMarDiv 53-54



Entry: 14035
Subject: SPEC. EQUIPT.PLT.1ST ORD.BN.

Raymond Sturza wrote on January 3, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIVER BEND NC

Unit: 1ST ORD BN 1ST MARDIV FMF

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: HOPEFULLY THIS MESSAGE WILL GET IN CONTACT WITH ANY MARINES I SERVED WITH FROM AUG 52-JUL 53.

Keywords:



Entry: 10428
Subject: AMMO CO

Don Guetschow wrote on July 18, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ELGIN IL

Unit: AMMO CO.1ST ORD BN.1ST MAR.DIV.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: anyone remember the ol'ammo dump over there?

Keywords: mar.52-mar.53...18th draft korea.ammo co.



Entry: 8054
Subject: NOV 1950 DEC 1951 ORD.BN.

Art Dickard wrote on April 17, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: BEDFORD OH

Unit: 1ST ORD.BN. 1ST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Searching for Chosin Reservior friends

Keywords:



Entry: 7114
Subject: SUP CO 1953-54

Bob Lynch wrote on February 22, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Ludowese Kudla Giddings Hasty Keeley Goetzman

Last names of some of my buddies.

Looking for anyone in Supply Co some names are Giddings, Ivy, Kudla Keeley Hasty Goetzman. also anyone who volunteered for action with D2ndBn 5thReg from1stOrdBn at that time.

Keywords: 1st ordnance batt 1953-54

I remember the blocking position on Hills Vegas? Reno,? or Carson?



Entry: 7095
Subject: MOTOR TRANSPORT

Robert (Bob) Gray wrote on February 21, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST COVINA CA

Unit: HDQ CO MT 1ST ORD BT, 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone I served with at either the Pusan perimeter or at the Chosin Res.

Keywords: 1st Prov. Mar Brigade, Pusan Perimeter
Ord Detachment Hagaru-ri Nov-Dec, 1950



Entry: 6940
Subject: MOTOR TRANSPORT

John Gluck wrote on February 13, 2000


City and State: SEMINOLE FL

Unit: MT. CO. 1ST ORD. BN.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for Ray Fenner ,ammo truck driver.He came from Ohio.We shared the same squad tent from Jan.53 till I left in Sept.53 to be discharged.

Keywords:



Entry: 6840
Subject: B 1/1 FMF AND 1ST ORD BN

Harry D. Brunke wrote on February 9, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA CA

Unit: B 1/1 1ST MAR.DIV. FMF -1ST ORD. BN.

Service or Relationship: Air Force

Comments: I SERVED IN THE 1ST ORD. BN.IN 51 ON THE KOREAN EAST COAST and MOVED WITH THEM TO WEST COAST.

VOLUNTEERED F/COMBAT DUTY and WAS TRANSFERRED TO B 1/1 SERVED ON BUNKER HILL and OTHER MLR DUTY.THRU
1951 and 1952.

Keywords: 1ST ORD. BN. KOREA"B" CO. and 1ST BN. 1ST RG. 1ST MAR. DIV. FMF BUNKER HILL
MAR.1951TO NOV. 1952



Entry: 4285
Subject: AMMO CO. - JACK RANDALL - 1951 - 1952

Jack Randall wrote on November 6, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: CASEY IA

Unit: AMMO CO 1ST ORD BN

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from anyone i served with while
in the corps. 7/50 to 9/59

Keywords: korea jan 51 to jan 52



Entry: 2547
Subject: BERLIN ACHORD - RIP 8/25/2007

Leon (Berlin) Achord wrote on March 2, 1999

Deceased

City and State: HEMET CA

Unit: AMMO CO 1ST ORD BN 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Spt 9 2007:

My father, Berlin Achord Died on Aug 25th 2007 of a heart attack. He is listed on your Korean War Project site at www. koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_guestbook_3.html. He had a full military funeral and is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery, near his comrades. Here is what he posted on your site:

From: (Berlin) Leon Achord
1st Marine Ordnance Bn
Subject: Berlin Achord
Comments:
AMMO CO 1ST ORD BN 1ST MAR DIV

Please update his listing so that his friends and comrades will know what happened.

Thank you for your site, allowing my father to feel like he made a difference for this country. He went to Korea once and Vietnam twice and was a true hero.

Diana

Keywords: AMMO CO 1ST ORD BN 1ST MAR DIV



Entry: 1912
Subject: WIA - TALLARICO

Mike Tallarico wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: FATHER WOUNDED IN KOREA. 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 1ST ORDINANCE BTN.

Keywords:



Entry: 585
Subject: 1 ORD

James Evans wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: OCEANSIDE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 1ST ORDNANCE BATTALION

Keywords:



Entry: 305
Subject: CHOSIN RESERVOIR ATTCH 5TH MARINES

Robert (Bob) Carr wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: WALDPORT OR

Unit: 1ST ORD BATTALION AMMO COMPANY

Service or Relationship:

Comments: YOU MIGHT MENTION THAT THERE IS LOST BUDDIES BBS AT

Keywords: 1st Ord Battalion Ammo Company web site at: http://www.directcon.net/chosin







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