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Entry: 96106
Subject: CHOSIN RESERVOIR CAMPAIGN (CHANGJIN LAKE CAMPAIGN)

James Kim wrote on August 5, 2018


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My dad (Yeung Hwa Kim) is a Korean and joined Chosin Reservoir Campaign (Changjin Lake Campaign) on Nov/1950 when he was around 16 ~ 17 years old, but the Korean Government doesn’t recognize him as the veteran of Chosin Reservoir Campaign due to lack of evidence, my dad lost his military service number during the battle on that campaign, so he is looking for someone in USA who joined that campaign and can prove my dad’s involvement in that campaign.

Keywords: Chosin Reservoir Campaign



Entry: 95667
Subject: PFC DONALD FRANCIS DOWLING

Thomas Intili wrote on May 17, 2018


City and State: DAYTON OH

Unit: 5TH MARINES, F CO 2 BN

Service or Relationship: Family member

Comments: Interested in talking to anyone who knew PFC Donald Francis Dowling of Cleveland, Ohio. PFC Dowling was taken prisoner near the Chosin Reservoir on 2 Dec. 1950, and died in captivity on or about 17 Dec. 1950.

Keywords: PFC Donald Francis Dowling, Cleveland, Ohio; Chosin Reservoir.



Entry: 95646
Subject: 1ST MARINES 2/5 WEAPONS COMPANY

Jim Gurney wrote on May 13, 2018


City and State: MO

Unit: 1ST MARINES 2/5 WEAPONS COMPANY

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father. His name is Jack Gurney, and he served in Korea from November 1950 - February 1952. He was a Gunnery Sergeant and machine gunner for the Weapons Company in the the 2nd Marine Division, 5th Regiment.

Keywords: 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Weapons Company, Korea



Entry: 95212
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD AT CHOSIN

Kirsten Sossin wrote on December 29, 2017


City and State: DENVILLE NJ

Unit: D 2/5

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my dad John (Jack) Hansell in the Chosin Reservoir campaign. 1st Marine Division, Dog 2/5. He suffered severe frostbite and was sent home before Christmas of 1950. He was very proud of his service. He was born and raised in Dover, New Jersey. He has since passed January 2016. I would like to hear more stories of anyone who may have been there with him. Most of his good friends in the area have since passed also. He became friends with Hector Cafferata, who passed shortly after my dad, who received a Medal of Honor for his actions at the Chosin Reservoir and also Felix Albano. I can't remember the names of his other friends. If anyone served with or knows my dad I would really appreciate you contacting me.

Keywords: Chosin
Dog co. 2/5
Jack Hansell



Entry: 95188
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON DAVID ERKSON

Colin Draschner wrote on December 20, 2017


City and State: BURKE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for anyone who knew my great uncle David Erkson or family members who may have information. He served with Easy/2/5 at Chosin where he was wounded. He was also a Drill Instructor at Parris Island from sometime after the war until the late 60's. Retired in '67 as a Gunnery Sergeant.

Keywords: Easy/2/5, Chosin, Gunnery Sergeant, Drill Instructor, Parris Island



Entry: 94118
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO FIND.............

Joe Gallagher SR wrote on December 20, 2016


City and State:

Unit: W 2 5

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Was with W 2 5 Heavy Machine Guns Nov. 1954 into Feb. 1955 when the 1st Mar Div went back to San Diego. Stayed with W 2 5 until discharged Oct 1955.

Looking for any of the guys I was with. ( names fill out of my head.)

Joe Gallagher

Keywords:



Entry: 93305
Subject: PLEASE HELP MY GRANDFATHER LOCATE HIS FRIENDS

Jim Hoover wrote on June 5, 2016


City and State:

Unit: FOX 25

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, PFC Jimmy Podruchny, is a Korean War veteran and a Marine who served his country with honor and courage. At 86 years old and living with PTSD, he would like to locate some/any men he served with or their families. In particular, he wants to know what happened to a wounded marine(lung shot) he and others carried off a hill. Sadly, he has forgotten many of their names so all I know to do is mention some details and hope someone can help. I am not a Marine or a veteran, so please forgive my ignorance if I get unit designations or jargon incorrect.
He arrived in Korea on June 5th 1951. He grew up on a family farm in Virginia from a poor, immigrant family originating from Russia and his friends affectionately named him Russian. He was an expert marksman with the M-1 Garand and was the units sharpshooter/sniper. He spent time on Hill 907 where he operated and patrolled from June-August of 1951.
My grandfather cannot recall the wounded Marine's name(previously mentioned) who he carried down the hill but does remember the last name of one friend who helped, Olsen. He thinks Olsen was from Kansas. My grandfather knows that the Marine survived his lung injury because they had a chance encounter at a gas station in Virginia or North Carolina. The Marine told my grandfather he saved his life because he was not able to breath until my grandfather wrapped him so tight he closed the entry and exit wound enabling him to breath. He thinks his C.O. was a Capt. Smith.
Ather an enemy artillery barrage, my grandfather was injured and separated from from his unit. He was unconscious, hanging in the limbs of a tree and assumed KIA or MIA. Hours later he regained consciousness and regrouped with his unit but was sent to Japan for treatment.
I know this is a long shot due to the lack of names and details but I would really appreciate any help I could get because I really don't know what else to do. I think locating these Marines would really help my grandfather with his PTSD and give him some closure on a very traumatic part of his life. I want to thank all the Veterans for their service to our country and after reading some of these other posts, I really have an even greater respect for the men and women who protect our freedom at such a great cost. God bless.

Keywords: Russian, Hill 907, FOX 25



Entry: 91785
Subject: USMC KOREA DEPLOYMENT

Erasmo Riojas wrote on August 28, 2015


City and State: PEARLAND TX

Unit: 1ST MAR DIV. F-2-1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: USMC korea deployment DRAFT numbers
the numbers and the year they were deployed and month if you have it.

I went on a Corpsman special Draft. It had NO NUMBER. We were flown all the way
to
K- ?? Korea 1951

thanks

Keywords:



Entry: 91724
Subject: BOOK ABOUT F-2-5, 1ST MARDIV

Bob Lonn wrote on August 16, 2015


City and State: SPOKANE VALLEY WA

Unit: AUTHOR

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I have recently published EXCITEMENT! Shot At And Missed(Tate Publishing), remembrances of my brother, Sgt Ken Lonn, Mortars & Rockets Section Chief; F-2-5, 1st MarDiv. The book takes the reader on an exciting journey from hometown USA, through boot camp and a year (March 1951 - March 1952) in combat in Korea. The book recalls the good times and the not so good times, the laughs and the misery, the struggles and the accomplishments, of those Marines ... from combat veteran's first person view of the realities of war. Hill 812 is a central theme of the fighting.

The book is dedicated to the men of F-2-5, as well as all those who served in that brutal war! My mission is to make people aware that the Korean War should never again be dubbed the forgotten war: Marine casualties numbered: 4,262 killed; 26,038 wounded.
That's not a police action! That is WAR! Never forget!

Semper Fi
Bob Lonn
USMCR, 1963-69, Sgt.

Keywords: EXCITEMENT! Shot At And Missed
Hill 218
F-2-5, 1st MarDiv



Entry: 90756
Subject: LOOKING FOR A FELLOW MARINE

Lynn Wentworth wrote on March 10, 2015


City and State: TROY AL

Unit: 7TH MARINE 2ND BN1ST DIV FOX CO.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father was in 7th Marine 2nd BN 1st division Fox Co. he was south of the emjim river not sure about the spelling, he fought on Vegas Hill as well as many other places, during one of the many battles he ran across another marine jerry or Gerald Clark from Kansas, my dad was from St. Louis, mo. jerry was 5th marine 1st division dog or easy company. If any can let us know about him my father would be so desire to know, My fathers name is Donald Kenneth Zingre mostly everyone calls him Ken. We would sure like to find Jerry Clark and his family.

Keywords: Vegas Hill, Reno Hill If injured from this area most were sent to a Naval Ship called the Hope for medical help



Entry: 90426
Subject: USMC E/2/7

Robert Samuels wrote on January 20, 2015


City and State: MI

Unit: E/2/7

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 89471
Subject: E/25 AUG 1950

Joe Rocha JR. wrote on August 9, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State: PASADENA TX

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 2ND MARINE BATTALION, E COMPA

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: FMF, Joe Rocha, Jr., Corporal, 1st Marine Division, 2nd Marine Ballation, E Company,
5th Marine Regerme, serial number 665603.

Could you find anyone stationed with me when I was in Korea in 1950 through1951? I
would like to contact them.

Also do you have any pictures in guessbook of me? All were lost in my seaback in
Vallejo, California.

I would appreciate it very much.

Joe Rocha, Jr.

Keywords: FMF, Joe Rocha, Jr., Corporal, 1st Marine Division, 2nd Marine Ballation, E
Company, 5th Marine Regerme, Serial Nunber 665603

Landed in Pusan in August 1950 and was there for 1 month. Met the 1st Marine
Division in the Yellow Sea. Made a combat landing in Inchon. On the way to
Seoul, had a bonsai attack by the Korean soldiers in Kinpo Airfield. Sucured the
Knipo Airfield. Continued to secure Seoul, and went all the way down to the
reservoir where we surrounded by the Korean and Chinese troops. Marched back to
Pusan where we were shipped from Korea on the UUS General Randall in 1951 to San
Francisco, California, USA.
Stationed in 1948 in San Diego, California, Platoon 44.
After boottcamp, went to Camp Peyton for 1 week and then to Vallejo, Maire Island,
California andshipped to Korea.

Thank you.
Joe Rocha,Jr.



Entry: 89424
Subject: KOREAN WAR COMBAT VETERAN 1951

Van Aposhian wrote on July 31, 2014


City and State: MISSION VIEJO CA

Unit: WEAPONS COMPANY 2ND BATT. 5TH MARINE REG. 1ST MARI

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Section Leader, Heavy Machine Guns, Korean War, Dec, 1950 - Feb. 1952.

Keywords:



Entry: 89342
Subject: SILVER STAR

Bob Larson JR. wrote on July 18, 2014


City and State: COLFAX IA

Unit: COMPANY E, SECOND BATTALION, FIFTH MARINES, FIRST

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with Robert L. Larson (SN: 1172706) from Des Moines, IA. He is a Silver Star recipient for actions on 16 April 1962.

Keywords: Company E, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced)



Entry: 89305
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEN WHO FOUGHT WITH JACK CONYNGHAM, GUTHRIE CONYNGHAM, OR WILSON JIM, FOX-2-5

Jock Conyngham wrote on July 10, 2014


City and State: MISSOULA MT

Unit: FOX-2-5

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for any Marine who fought with my father, Jack Conyngham, his brother, Guthrie Conyngham (both platoon commanders) and Wilson Jim in Korea in their unit, Fox-2-5. Mr. Jim was my father's runner. I'm particularly interested in any eyewitnesses to Wilson Jim's actions when my Uncle Guthrie was wounded about 20 October 1951 on Hill 812 or when my father led an action on 29 May 1951 that resulted in his Silver Star.

My cousins believe that Hamilton Lynn (or Lynn Hamilton), Cpl. Snodgrass, Doug McLean, and Pfc. Stanley Brown were present at the battle when Guthrie was wounded, with Pfc. Brown killed in action that day.

My father, who died in February, felt badly that Wilson Jim, who died in June 2013, was never recognized for his actions in either of those battles. Mr. Jim saved Dad many times and Guthrie that day. I'm in regular touch with Mr. Jim's widow and his son Donald, who just retired from a 29 year career with the Marine Corps (almost reaching his father's 30 years of USMC service). This is the least I can do to honor these men. Thank you.

Keywords: Fox-2-5
Wilson Jim
Hill 812
2nd Lt. John (Jack) N. Conyngham
2nd Lt. George Guthrie Conyngham



Entry: 89189
Subject: CHOSIN RESEVORE SERVIVOR DEC. 1950

Edwin Brehmer wrote on June 18, 2014


City and State: SAN JUAN BAUTISTA CA

Unit: E CO. 2ND. BN. 5TH.MARTNES

Service or Relationship: United Nations

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 88997
Subject: ROBERT (BOB) MEJIA

Robert (Bob) Mejia wrote on May 26, 2014


City and State: MISSOURI CITY TX

Unit: 3RD SUPPLY SQUADRON, 3RD BOMB WING

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew Manuel (Manny) Chavez in Easy Company of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Korea late 1950 to 1952. He was married to my sister. He passed away at 50 and didn't talk much to his then young children about his experiences there. I have told them about his Unit's whereabouts in Korea. They have a few pictures of him and his buddies in the snow huddled about a small fire warming themselves and on a cold break. They are grown now and have kids and now his Grandkids. They would like to know more about what he did in Korea. I am their contact on the KWP site.

Keywords: Easy Co. 2/5 Marines. Infantry. 1951.



Entry: 88851
Subject: LOOKING FOR MARINE/S/ THAT SERVED WITH MY BROTHER

Roger Reisman wrote on May 8, 2014


City and State: HILTON NY

Unit: 4TH BATT /5TH MARINES (BROTHER)

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with my brother Harold Corky Reisman, Corporal USMC 1952/1953 Korea.

Keywords:



Entry: 88440
Subject: LIEUTENANT ROBERT H. REA, S4, 2/5 MARINES

Bob Rea JR. wrote on March 3, 2014


City and State: VALLEY CENTER CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for any Marine who knew my Dad, 1LT Robert H. Rea, Jr., S4, 2/5 Marines, 1952-53, Korean War. Dad passed away almost 20 years ago, but I know he would want his sons and grandsons to be in touch with 2/5 Marines, Korean War vets. A Marine honor guard stood in the cold March rain for two hours even before the solemn ceremony at Quantico National Military Cemetery in March, 1994, began. Afterwards I thanked the young captain who was in charge of the honor guard and his response was Of course we waited for you. We were waiting to honor a Marine. Still puts goosebumps of pride down my back.

Keywords: All I have are black and white photos of Dad's S4 tent and heavy duty truck with trailer attached. Dad did not like to discuss the war, but he did mention his job was to get .30 caliber ammunition and barrels up into the hills every night so our Brownings would be ready for the human wave attacks of the Chinese army. So it would seem Dad's time was in support of the 2/5 when it was in that WW I style trench warfare against the Chinese that characterized the middle to end of the war.



Entry: 88343
Subject: SON OF THOMAS EDWARD BULLOCK

Tim Bullock wrote on February 17, 2014


City and State: JACKSONVILLE TX

Unit: EASY CO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thomas E Bullock passed away2/10/14 at Twin Oaks nursing home in Jacksonville, Tx...we buried him in Groveton, Tx at the Glenwood Cemetary...Ed Bullock retired from the corps a master sergeant after two tours with Easy Co in Korea from 51-53, reenlist end for 4 more years

Keywords:



Entry: 87913
Subject: HOME PAGE PHOTOS

David Wisdom wrote on December 15, 2013


City and State:

Unit: C CO.2ND. BATT. FIFTH REG. 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: RE: the photographs at the top of your home page.. 2nd from left. two Marines standing together. one with a helmet, one uncovered. the guy on the right id myself. the guy with the helmet is a friend that I went through boot camp with, don't want to disclose his name..
the question is, where in the world did you get that photo, I have the original. I did not know there was a copy.
there is no problem, I am just amazed see that photo was there.
do you notice how neat my friend is, and how sloppy I look, I had just come from the trenches back to H. co. for a batt.. for the SCR-300 Radio and ran across my friend who was in the artillery co. That was the last time I saw him. if you do have any info where the Photo came from. Sincerely

Keywords:



Entry: 87899
Subject: SSGT ARNOLD HANNUKSELA

Ben Luoma JR. wrote on December 13, 2013


City and State: GOLD CANYON AZ

Unit: 1 BN/180 FA RGT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my uncle SSgt Arnold Hannuksela (KIA 07 DEC 1950)-Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Please feel free to contact me if you have any information.

Keywords: Chosin Reservoir, D Company 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division



Entry: 87489
Subject: NEW BOOK ABOUT RECKLESS, WARHORSE OF THE 5TH REGIMENT

Janet Barrett wrote on October 26, 2013


City and State: CHESTER CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Just published, THEY CALLED HER RECKLESS -- A TRUE STORY OF WAR,
LOVE AND ONE EXTRAORDINARY HORSE, by Janet Barrett, is the full
story of the courageous Korean pony who became the warhorse of
the 5th Regiment during the Korean War. Awarded two Purple Hearts
for wounds sustained during the Battle for Outpost Vegas, she
worked through the better part of three days and nights in that
harrowing conflict, hauling ammo to both the recoilless rifles
and the mortar crews. Promoted to sergeant (and later staff
sergeant), Reckless saved lives, raised spirits, and was loved
and respected by all who knew her. The generous help of more than
sixty Marines from the Korea years and thereafter made this book
possible. Thank you all! 14 pages of photographs embellish her
amazing story. Book is available at various Marine Corps sites
and on Amazon.com.

Keywords: Reckless, Warhorse, Battle for Outpost Vegas, Recoilless Rifle
Platoon, Anti-Tank Company, 5th Regiment



Entry: 85627
Subject: THE MAN HE LOOKED UP TO

Glynn Kaufman wrote on March 2, 2013


City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father lost his big brother on Aug. 8, 1950. Looking at the timeline,
Task Force Kean, seems appropriate. It was a big loss to the family but
never talked about. Is there anyone that has info (G2) on Edward?

Keywords: task force Kean, Private First Class Edward Karl Kaufman was a member of
Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade. He
was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in Korea on August 8, 1950.



Entry: 83455
Subject: DEATH OF ALEX DIAZ

Joseph Diaz wrote on June 25, 2012


City and State: TACOMA WA

Unit: D-2-5

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: To my father's friends from Dog Co. - 2d Battalion -
5th Marines, Alex passed away from natural causes on
May 17, 2012 in Blackfoot, ID. His fellow marines
from the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade were always
close to his heart. Semper Fi

Keywords: Alex Diaz - D-2-5



Entry: 82459
Subject: INFO ON ROBERT E GANNON

Mary Gannon wrote on March 14, 2012


City and State: HUDSON NH

Unit: WPNS CO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Mary Gannon, I'm Looking to see if anyone
remembers of has info about my Dad .Robert Gannon
while He was in the Marines from 1947-1954. Wpns co.
5th mar,2nd bn, 1st div. I dont know what areas he
was in. He is living in NH. I would Like to Get more
information about his time in the service. Thank you
to all who served. Semper Fi
Mary

Keywords: Wpns co.5th marines,2nd batt,1st div



Entry: 82311
Subject: SGT.CARL R. GLASCOCK

Carl Glascock wrote on March 2, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: RINGGOLD GA

Unit: USMCR111

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Information concening wounds inflicted in Korea.

Keywords:



Entry: 81582
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Tohnie Gray wrote on January 2, 2012


City and State: HOPE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: 38TH PARALLEL



Entry: 81449
Subject: LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO WERE AT STROMBOLI

Richard Le Blanc wrote on December 24, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any Marines who served with my father at
Stromboli. He was 1st mar div 5th Reg 2nd Batt. Fox
Co. He would love any contact

Keywords: Stromboli outpost



Entry: 81290
Subject: LOOKING FOR FELLOWS OF CAPTIALD/2/5

Tex Beeson wrote on December 10, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: D25

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: At Punch Bowl,



Entry: 80825
Subject: COLONEL THOMAS E. BULGER USMC

Rod Nowell wrote on October 27, 2011


City and State:

Unit: USS GUARDFISH SSN-612

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Fighting until his last breath, My friend Colonel
Thomas E. Bulger USMC, Retired, of Rockport, Texas,
died of cancer on April 20 at age 83.
During his military career, he received many
decorations, including two prestigious Silver Star
medals for bravery, the Legion of Merit with
combat "V" and two Purple Hearts. He rose through the
officer ranks and retired in 1975 with the rank of
Colonel after 26 years of distinguished service.
Following the military, he moved his family to Panama
City Beach, Fla., where he worked with the Naval
Coastal Systems Center as President of the branch
office of Potomac Research Inc. and later MAR
Industries. After his retirement from private
industry, he relocated to Texas to be close to his
children. During his retirement he remained active.
burial with full honors at the Arlington National
Cemetery Oct 12, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations
in his honor to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, Ph:
410-295-4165 would be appreciated. Semper Fidelis
www.eforever.com/colonelthomasebulger.

Keywords: platoon commander in D Co., 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division



Entry: 80730
Subject: LOOKING FOR SNIPERS

Frank Rudon wrote on October 17, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: RUSSELLVILLE AR

Unit: F-2-5, AND WEAPONS CO SNIPERS

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for Pvt Williamson and Pvt Leveque, the two
guys who paved the way for me to become a sniper. We
were all in Fox Company before we moved to Weapons
Company, and became snipers.

Williamson, you sent me a XMas card when I returned
state side to Parris Island that began:
From these shores that we half mastered,
Merry Christmas, you lucky bastard.

Keywords: From Inchon to Spring Offensive, 1951



Entry: 79643
Subject: KADAKE

Lori Kadake wrote on July 15, 2011


City and State:

Unit: F 2 5

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 5th Marine Regiment - 2nd Bn   5TH MARINE REGIMENT -
2ND BN LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS F/2/5
   
LORI KADAKE wrote on 2009-08-28 17:11:07.0

Comments: I FOUND THIS SITE QUITE INTERESTING. THANK
YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE WAR(S). GOD BLESS AND
KEEP YOU WELL.

THIS IS A RESEARCH FOR MY UNCLE MARVIN KADAKE FROM KAKE
ALASKA. HE CAN BE CONTACTED AT: MARVIN A. KADAKE
P.O.BOX 193 KAKE,ALASKA.99830 PHONE # (907)-785-3404

MY UNCLE IS LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS HIM. HE IS
DOING FINE AND LIVING IN KAKE ALASKA. HE WAS AT
PEMENJON (?) I THINK THAT IS HOW YOU SPELL IT. WHEN
THEY SIGNED THE TRUCE. HE WAS THE LAST ONE TO GET THREE
PRISONERS BEFORE THAT. HE IS LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS
AND WANTS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT
REMEMBER HIM.

Keywords: MARVIN A. KADAKE

Keywords:  51-53



Entry: 79179
Subject: SSGT JESSIE SERNA

Mario Perez wrote on June 2, 2011


City and State: CANTON MI

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my Uncle Jessie. He was killed in action when I was just about 6 months old. I've heard lots of stories about him but I would like to hear from anyone who knew of him in his military years. He served in WWII but I'n not sure but reinlisted when Korea started. If you knew him please send an email to... Tennfamilia@aol.com
...Thanks


SSGT JESSE SERNA
5TH MARINE REGIMENT
F CO 2 BN
1ST MARINE DIVISION
MARINES
HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)
DATE OF LOSS: JUNE 16, 1952
SERVICE NUMBER: 559746
BORN: JULY 26, 1926
HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
LYONS, KS
LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: WESTERN OUTPOSTS
BURIAL LOCATION
WOODMERE CEMETERY, DETROIT, MI

Keywords: LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: WESTERN OUTPOSTS
 



Entry: 78873
Subject: PURPLE HEARTS

Gary Hiles wrote on May 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: According to my uncle he was awarded a Purple Heart as a result of his feet being frostbitten while in active combat with the NO Koreans and Red Chinese and then it was taken away from him being told he didn't deserve it

Now according to my uncle other Marines lost toes, feet, and legs due to the same conditions in combat and were awarded Purple Hearts. He had to have 28 operations on his feet.

Does anyone know about this situation and those Marine Companies who were engaged in the same mission and were awarded Purple Hearts for the same situation?

We would be most greatful if someone can direct us in finding out the facts about this matter.

thank you

Keywords: My uncle Don was in the 1st Division 2nd Battalion 5th Regiment in Korea. I do not know his company. They made a movie about his regiment called Retreat Hell due to the horrible conditions they experienced while fighting in active combat in Korea. 



Entry: 78276
Subject: F CO MICHAEL LOVRA KIA FEB 25, 1953

John Lovra wrote on March 21, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALIQUIPPA PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I am attempting to get any information possible on my Uncle Michael Lovra. He was a member of the 5th Marine Regiment, F Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action on February 25, 1953 in Korea. Anything at all will be appreciated. I am sure that there are not many still living that knew him but I am hopefull that someone could give me some info.If anyone has a photo, that would be great.Thanks.

Keywords:



Entry: 78190
Subject: JAMES THOMAS HAMILTON

Cody Miller wrote on March 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: looking for anyone with information, pictures, stories, ect about my great-uncle Private James (Jimmy) Thomas Hamilton
He was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while assaulting Hill 812 during the battle for "Kanmubong Ridge," North Korea on September 17, 1951

Keywords: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Hill 812 , Kanmubong Ridge, September 1951,



Entry: 77570
Subject: CPL JOHN E. KILDUFF, D/2/5/1

Michael Kilduff wrote on January 23, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Eric Bogle wrote of WWI Vets, "Year after year, more old men disappear," and I fear that is happening to the Korean War Vets, those who fought so valiantly in the Forgotten War. My cousin, John (Jack) Kilduff, was assigned to D/2/5/1, and was killed on 7 December 1950. If there is anyone out there who knew/remembers Jack, or has any info about the circumstances that led to his death on that Pearl Harbor anniversary, I would love to hear from you. I was only 21 months old when he died, and have no memories of him, and there is little info available through family members that I have been able to gather. Thanks to all for your service and any info you can provide.

Mike

Mike Kilduff
mjk496770@aol.com
410-242-5876 (A Vonage acoount. I am in Germany with my government job.)

Keywords: John (Jack) Kilduff, D/2/5/1, KIA 7 Dec 1950



Entry: 77386
Subject: FOX251STDIV53 54

Michael Homa SR. wrote on January 8, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRIDGEVIEW I

Unit: FOX2 5 3RD PLT 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: looking for one who would know me HOma 53 54

Keywords: 37drift gen howze53 54 hines mctavish caton hickey



Entry: 77147
Subject: ALBERT KEPPLER

Allison Moulin wrote on December 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Corporal Keppler was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action on August 27, 1952. I think this was around bunker hill....anyone out there know anything??



Entry: 76654
Subject: SGT PAUL F. SHEEHAN

Tom Turrentine wrote on November 8, 2010


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: The name on the subject line is my father-in-law. Paul died a couple of years ago. We are trying to find out more about what happened to him in Korea in 1951. The family story is that he was an 18-year old private in the USMCR and came back home for Korea as a sergeant. On the way back, he was in a Naval hospital in Japan for some months.

The family would be happy to hear from any of Paul's fellow Marines.

My own USMC connection is that I was "Marine DI trained" in the Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fl, in the mid-1970s, and still have a number of USMC friends, including my DI from those days.

Thanks in advance for your help,

Tom

Keywords: Sergeant, Paul F. Sheehan, Easy Co, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Korea, 1951



Entry: 76549
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY UNCLE WILLIAM [BILL] MESKOWSKI KIA JULY 18 1952

Al Reierson wrote on October 28, 2010


City and State: THOMPSONVILLE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY UNCLE PFC WILLIAM MESKOWSKI WAS KILLED IN ACTION WHILE IN KOREA ON JULY 18TH. 1952 WHILE SERVING WITH D CO. 2ND. BN. 5TH MARINES. HE WAS CALLED BILL. I WAS 3 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WENT OVERSEAS SO I ONLY BARELY REMEMBER HIM PICKING ME UP AND TOSSING ME IN THE AIR. HE WAS REPORTED KILLED BY SMALL ARMS FIRE AND THAT IS ALL WE KNOW. HE WAS FROM DETROIT MICHIGAN. IF ANYONE IS STILL ALIVE FROM HIS UNIT AND REMEMBERS HIM PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL. THANKS, AL REIERSON 231-649-2535

Keywords: D COMPANY 2ND.BN. 5TH MARINES 1ST MARINE DIVISION JULY 1952



Entry: 76472
Subject: LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO SERVED WITH PVT ROBERT E. ILLIES

Richard Illies wrote on October 20, 2010


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: EASY COMPANY 2ND BN 5TH MARINES 1ST PROV MAR BRIGA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for Marines who served with brother Bob during the period 3rd of August 1950 to February 1951

Keywords: Pusan, Inchon landing, Seoul, Chosin



Entry: 76197
Subject: YANG DU,KOREA

Ethan Townsend wrote on September 19, 2010


City and State: COLUMBIA LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for People that Fought at Yang Du,Korea It is the place it said my great Uncle Huey P. Laffoon died at anyone that fought there or new him please email me at



Entry: 75614
Subject: WEPSCO,1STMARDIV,2NDBN,HILL 812,5TH MARREG

Elizabeth H. Dalton wrote on July 27, 2010


City and State: BUFFALO WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Capt William A. Harper, was in Korea fm
5 Oct 51 until 3 Jul 53, first with F Co/1/2/5 then Weapons company/1/2/5. Looking for those who served with him. Father died May 1999.

Keywords: Weps Co, Nov51-Jul52, Hill 812



Entry: 75121
Subject: SUPPLEMENT TO ENTRY # 75106/ANTI-TANK CO 5TH MARINES 2ND BN KOREA 53-54

Michael Mason wrote on June 17, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: GLEN BURNIE MD

Unit: ANTI-TANK CO 5TH MARINES 2ND BN KOREA 53-54

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Supplement to my previous posting # 75106. I shoud have listed separately my email address for ease to contact me… Anybody that served during that period listed could contact me and discuss some old times. We ain't getten any younger !

Thanks,

Mike

Keywords: Anti-Tank Co 5th Marines 2nd BN Korea 53-54



Entry: 75106
Subject: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT 2ND BN

Michael Mason wrote on June 16, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: GLEN BURNIE MD

Unit: ANTI-TANK CO KOREA 1953-54

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Was stationed on outpost when the United Nations released some 13,000 North Korean prisoners that did not desire to return to North Korea. This transfer took place in Jan or Feb 1954. Prisoners released from prisoner camp based at foot of hill # 155.

While in the reserve area I meet Reckless and learned some of her history during wartime. She loved cherry pie and Gobles beer ! Like to hear from some of the guys from my outfit. Wish I could remember more names.

Keywords: Served with Johnny (Joe) Johansen from Maryland, Cpl Wardward (Woody) from Ca, Sam Belich from Pa, John Meyers from Pa, John Newsom from Ill. Served fron Nov 53 thru April or May 54 on Outpost north of Freedom Bridge on a 90 mm cannon. Then in a reserve unit with 5 tanks combined with our Anti-Tank co for 1 yr.



Entry: 74845
Subject: ROBERT EUGENE SMITH

Teresa (Terri) Hildebrandt wrote on May 28, 2010


City and State: MERCER ISLAND WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 5th Marine Regiment F CO 2 BN 1st Marine Division Marines Hostile, Died (KIA)

Date Of Loss: May 28, 1951

Service Number: 628503

SASAKWA, OK

Born: March 7, 1929

Corporal Robert E. Smith was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was seriously wounded while fighting the enemy in Korea and died of those wounds on May 28, 1951.

ANYONE who knew him, I would appreciate hearing from. Thank you.

Keywords: Family member



Entry: 74792
Subject: DID ANYBODY KNOW PFC DAVEY LEE HINSON?

Kalen Smith wrote on May 24, 2010


City and State: SALINA KS

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT, E COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was just wanting to know if anybody knew my great uncle PFC Davey Lee Hinson. He was a Marine in the 5th Marine Regiment, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division and was killed April 16, 1952 on the western outpost. If anybody knew him or knows anything about him please let me know.

Keywords:



Entry: 73254
Subject: A

Anthony Milavic wrote on January 23, 2010


City and State: RESTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: SEE: http://www.thebutter-cutter.com/Ski_Story.html for LtCol Stanley J.
Wawrzyniak, USMC

Keywords:






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