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Entry: 71463
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CALL SIGN

JUAN AMADOR III wrote on August 31, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 2/5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Gentlemen i am curently serving with the most decorated thanks to all the Marines of our past and our current BC is looking for a call sign one that is meaningful and has some history does anyone remember the ones from their day?

Keywords: Iraqi Freedom 19 months


Entry: 71435
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS F/2/5

LORI KADAKE wrote on August 28, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

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


Entry: 70579
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES FROM E25 OCT 51 - OCT 52

BILLY JACK POTTER wrote on June 16, 2009


City and State: ADOLPHUS KY

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN EASY COMPANY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone from E25 that was in Korea from October 51 - October 52. I would really like to find anyone who knows anything about the men I served with. May God bless all those who served and all those who survived!

Keywords: Nickname "BJ", William Greer, "Bobsy Twins", "Kotex Kids", Lt. Morely "The Moose"


Entry: 70440
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
KOREAN WAR VET MARINE SSGT BERT JOHNSON

ART RODRIGUEZ wrote on June 4, 2009


City and State: LOS ANGELES. CA

Unit: 1/12 - 4TH MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I will be a charter member of the Marine Corps League "Eugene A. Obregon" (Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient) Detachment in E.L.A. Ca. come the end of July and am a member of the Eugene A. Obregon American Legion Post 804 also in East L.A. and am looking for SSGT Bert Johnson, a referenced personal friend of PFC Obregon with hopes, if stiil alive,of possibly obtaining a personal account of their military life and friendship.

Keywords: PFC Eugene A. Obregon


Entry: 68171
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
ANYONE KNOW GUNNERY SGT. CHAS HANS LARSEN?

MARIO FERNANDEZ SR. wrote on December 6, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would like to find anyone who knew my Sgt who was killed December 7th 1950 at East Hill. I believe he was from Wisconsin. I was with him most of the time.

Keywords: 5th Maine Reg - 2nd Bn - Dog Company - Sgt. Chas Hans Larsen


Entry: 67272
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SEEKING INFO ON MARINE WHO SERVED IN KOREA

JASON PEDRICK wrote on September 21, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I seeking any veterans who might be able to assist me in researching a Marine who served in Korea from 1951-1954. I came across his war medals and wanted to know more about this Marine and only have so much to go on. All I know is that he was a Sgt in the 5th Marine Regiment, Second Battalion in Dog Company w/ the First Marine Division. His last name may have been Stasi and that about all I have. If there is anyone who might be able to offer some help in finding out more about this Marine or even possibly finding a roster for this particular outfit, I would be greatly appreciative. I look forward to any and all correspondences as I am a former Marine myself serving from 92' - 96' with the 3rd Marine Division. I wish everyone well and Semper Fi.

Keywords: Dog Company, Second Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division


Entry: 66449
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WEAPONS CO. 2 5

ELMER BUD JAEGER wrote on July 11, 2008


City and State: CAMANCHE IA

Unit: W 2 5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I flew to Korea in Aug of 52 in the emergency draft, and would like to contact any else that did, I was a forward observer for 81 mortors in W 2 5, I was there until July of 53 would like to contact any one that was there at that time. Bud Jaeger

Keywords: Weapons Co. 2 5


Entry: 65761
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
TODAY I DRINK ALONE AND THINK OF YOU

JAMES BAKEMAN SR. wrote on May 26, 2008


City and State: ANDERSON CA

Unit: TACP 2ND BATT. 5TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I drink alone today but think of all my buddies that made the ultimate sacrafice in Korea. You are not alone.

Semper Fi


Keywords:


Entry: 65742
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
TACP RENO-VEGAS-CARSON AND CEASE FIRE TIME KOREA ANYONE STILL ALIVE???

JAMES BAKEMAN wrote on May 25, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Was with the 2 Batt. 5th Marines 1st Mar. Div. till the cease Fire. Just wondering if anyone is still kicking out there.

Keywords: Are there any TACP members out there?


Entry: 65656
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CHOSIN FEW SURVIVORS

ALBERT MONTGOMERY JR. wrote on

Email Update Needed

City and State: FORT WASHINGTON MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: trying to trace my fathers footsteps at chosin reservoir. Anybody out there who know him? He passed away in January 2000. Looking for pictures especially of PFC Albert E. Montgomery/USMC Camp LeJune, Montford Point Marines(1948-1952)/Honorably discharged. Don't know exactly which division/regiment he served with. Thanks. Semper Fi!!


Entry: 65359
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR THE GREATEST MARINE OFFICER

LORENZO PROVENCIO wrote on April 22, 2008


City and State: IMPERIAL BEACH CA

Unit: F-2-5 1ST MARINE DIVISION H-3-5 - TANKS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for the BEST Marine Officer I ever knew who was my PLT. Leader. Later went to Sasebo, Japan and had my younger brother in his command. Brother was Retired M/Sgt Ramon Provencio. Brother Was a Pvt under Willy Peter Gorski in Sasebo, Japan LOL. I had lunch with him on his return to California at the Amphib Base in Coronado. Please help me find my good friend and Officer. Thanks for your assistance. Semper Fi

Keywords: Hill 1-9er Also known as the hook
S/Sgt USMC



Entry: 65338
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WEAPONS/2ND BAT./5TH MAR. REG. DAVID V. LABRIE

RAY LABRIE wrote on April 21, 2008


City and State: ST. AUGUSTINE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am a son of David V. LaBrie who was section leader of a machine gun platoon(50 cal.), weapons company, 2nd Bat., 5th Marine Reg. He was involved in the fighting for Vegas, Reno, and Carson Hills. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He is alive and well today but his memory is going. I am becoming interested in his war history and he and I would be happy if I found some guys he used to serve with him. I found some other names at this site that I thought he might remember but he doesn't recognize any. Maybe some of you remember him. He is from Vermont and went to boot camp at Paris Island. Does anyone know of a regimental history available or roster info? Thanks.

Keywords: Machine Gun Platoon, Weapons company, 2nd Bat., 5th Marine Reg. Sgt. David LaBrie


Entry: 64397
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CORRECTION TO ABOVE ENTRY

BRIAN SKELTON wrote on February 20, 2008


City and State: SELDEN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Dad was at Pork Chop Hill not Bunker Hill. I think!!


Entry: 64395
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DAD- DONALD T. SKELTON 2/5 EASY CO.

BRIAN SKELTON wrote on February 20, 2008


City and State: SELDEN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any info about my Dad, (passed away Oct 6, 2006)Donald T.Skelton. Never spoke about Korea and I understand why. Actualy found a couple of good books on the time he was in Korea. I used to ask him about Korea and his medals. Only said that, "he lost a lot of good friends" and that, "medals were for Heros and he was not a Hero." He was our Hero though. He was assumed KIA at one point, but was able to get back to MLI. Also offered contract by Brooklyn Dodgers which he turned down so he could serve in the Marines. Hope this might help you in remebering my Dad. Thank You Brian

Keywords: Donald T.Skelton, "Skelly", in Korea from Apr 52- Apr53. Lineman 2/5 Easy Co, from Brooklyn NY,. Was at Bunker Hill, Nevada Trianle, I think Yorktown, and others I can't remeber right now.


Entry: 64197
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES KOREA EASY CO.1952

ALBERT SULFRIDGE wrote on February 6, 2008


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: EASY CO. 2ND PL

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for Wayne Newkirk or anyone who may have been in Korea and served with me. I remember Cpl Freeman and Lt Morley being killed in a firefight. Only other person I remember besides Newkirk is a person we called Nagy.

Keywords: Easy Co. 2nd Pl. Souel Inchon


Entry: 64196
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES KOREA EASY CO.1952

ALBERT SULFRIDGE wrote on February 6, 2008


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: EASY CO. 2ND PL

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for Wayne Newkirk or anyone who may have been in Korea and served with me. I remember Cpl Freeman and Lt Morley being killed in a firefight. Only other person I remember besides Newkirk is a person we called Nagy.

Keywords: Easy Co. 2nd Pl. Souel Inchon


Entry: 64195
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES KOREA EASY CO.1952

ALBERT SULFRIDGE wrote on February 6, 2008


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: EASY CO. 2ND PL

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for Wayne Newkirk or anyone who may have been in Korea and served with me. I remember Cpl Freeman and Lt Morley being killed in a firefight. Only other person I remember besides Newkirk is a person we called Nagy.

Keywords: Easy Co. 2nd Pl. Souel Inchon


Entry: 63513
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CORPORAL RICHARD A BUTTERY

TONY DESMOND wrote on December 23, 2007


City and State: SHARON SPRINGS NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Sharon Springs NY American Legion Post 1269 has undertaken a project to erect a memorial to Corporal
Richard A Buttery USMC KIA Yanggu Korea on June 3, 1951. Corporal Buttery was a 1947 graduate of SSCS and the only serviceman from Sharon to die in Korea.
His mother always wished to see a monument in his honor in front of the school. Sadly she died last year at the age of 106 without it ever being placed.
Attempting to contact anyone who served with Cpl. Buttery. Additionally we will be honoring 4 servicemen from Sharon who died in WWII. We are also attempting to raise funds. Thank you for any info.


Keywords: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Yanggu Korea June 3 1951


Entry: 63424
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
CORP. WILLIAM SHURTS

SHAWNEE EDWARDS wrote on December 16, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Comments: I have a book with the following information on Corporal William Shurts.........

THE SINGING MARINE

Corporal William Shurts, 21 of F. Company, 5th Marine Regiment, was hit by a sniper's bullet on a Korean hill. He died the next day. His inspirational singing brought cheer and courage to the trenches. His comrades described him as the "man who brought God to the front lines!" His favorite song was: "The Old Rugged Cross." How this song enheartened the men in the foxholes! Often, they would join with Corporal Shurts on the chorus. Passing from man to man, William spoke quietly to them of faith in God. "After he talked to us," a comrade wrote, "the dark foiled utterly. But for sinners he has a Gospel.

From the Victorious Life by Charles Trumbull.


Keywords: Corp. Wm. Shurts The Singing Marine


Entry: 63002
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF 5TH MARINE REGIMENT THAT KNEW MY UNCLE

ETHAN TOWNSEND wrote on November 13, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: semper fi

Keywords: any body from 5th Marine Regiment D CO 2 BN 1st Marine Division know my great uncle huey laffoon and any body from the 7 marines kno my grandpaw Dewey if you knew dewey im sad to say he has died in march of 07 some of you may not be sorry if u knew them both i heard my uncle had a temper and i knew my grandpaw dewey had one but never towards us i was always interested in the marines and i really wish i knea exactly where they fought. i had some help doin resaerch and my help found they fought in the punchbowl but i wanted to recheck



Entry: 62326
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO NEW HUEY AND DEWEY LAFFOON

ETHAN TOWNSEND wrote on September 18, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my grandpaw told me wat unit he was in but i forgot and he passed away almost on his twin brother 55 aniversariy of his death he died while fighting in korea my great uncle huey was in Marines - D CO 2 BN 5 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV

anybody that knows him please email me


Keywords: Marines - D CO 2 BN 5 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV


Entry: 62030
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DAD'S BUDDIES

MICHAEL ANDERTON wrote on August 20, 2007


City and State: TACOMA WA

Unit: WEAPONS CO.,2NDBATT,5TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Just looking for guys that might have known
my dad,and some of their experiences.
I know he was a machine gunner,he walked
alot,and it was damn cold.


Keywords: William "Larry" Anderton


Entry: 61574
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
SEMPER FI

ROBERT DICICCO wrote on July 9, 2007


City and State: BENTON AR

Unit: DOG CO. 2ND BATTALION 5TH MARINE REGIMENT

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Reno, Carson


Entry: 61441
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
I AM LOOKING FOR MY FATHER'S PLATTOON PHOTO IN KOREA. CAN ANYONE HELP?

LYLA FRENCH wrote on June 28, 2007


City and State: GREENSBORO NC

Unit: 5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father passed away May 10, 2006 in Muncey, Florida. Lyle R. French was buried in Shalimar, Florida at the National Cemetary. I am looking for any veteran that may have gone through basic training Feb. 1952 at Camp LeJune and deployed to Korea. Do you have a copy of a group photo of the platoon? There were a couple of marines known as "Smiley" and "Frenchy". I would love to get a copy of this group photo. Can you help?

Keywords: "Frenchy" and he completed basic training "bootcamp" in Camp LeJune, NC. in 1952 and then deployed to Korea.


Entry: 60970
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR COPY OF LETTER FROM HARRY TRUMAN TO THE 2ND BAT 5TH MARINES EASY COMPANY

REBEKAH VEON wrote on May 13, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: NEW CASTLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: i'm looking for a copy of a letter of accomodation that president harry truman sent around the year 1953. it was send to the servicemen of the
2nd battalion 5th marines
easy company
out post vegas
hill 123

clayton stephenson
i've lost the copy sent to me
thanks for any help


Keywords:


Entry: 59514
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DATING AND SINGLES

BENNY GEORGE JR. wrote on January 8, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Hi i am Benny,

Please add my site.

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Keywords: singles,personals,personal ads,dating,match,Catholic singles,Catholic personals,Catholic personal ads,Catholic dating,Catholic match, Born Again singles,Born Again personals,Born Again personal ads,Born Again dating,Born Again match


Entry: 59447
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION AND PICTURES ON MY UNCLE

JACQUELINE FLANNIGHAN wrote on January 2, 2007


City and State: DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Robert Flannighan private 18231 2nd battalion,died 1916 aged 22


Entry: 58754
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
DEC1952-NOV 1953 WILFORD RYAN E CO. 2ND BN 5TH MARINES ANYONE REMEMBER HIM?

STAN RYAN wrote on September 5, 2006


City and State: WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: Dec52-Nov53 E Co. 2nd BN 5th Marines K-9 3rd Korean winter. Any other members out there?


Entry: 58753
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
KNOW WILFORD RYAN?

STAN RYAN wrote on September 5, 2006


City and State: WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for ANY info related to my fathers service time.

Keywords: E Co. 2nd Bn 5th Marines K-9 third korean winter WIA from Zwingle,Iowa


Entry: 58584
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WAWRZYNIAK, STANLEY J COMPANY F, 2D BATTALION, 5TH MARINES

CHRIS CARROLL wrote on August 20, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: WILSON NC

Unit: R 5/10

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Hi
Can you help?
I seek any info on Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I have particular interest in Wawrzyniak, Stanley J., and any accounts of his service in Korea. All help is greatly appreciated.


Keywords: Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines


Entry: 58293
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
FOX CO 2-5 REUNION?

GERRY LEE wrote on July 30, 2006


City and State: AUBURN CA

Unit: FOX CO 2ND BATALLION 5TH REGIMENT 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Major B.G.Lee (also nicknamed Jack), was killed in Korea in the battles of Reno/Carson/Las Vegas in March 1953. I am looking for information from anyone who knew him and also information about a possible upcoming reunion this Fall for Marines that served in Fox 2-5.

Keywords: B.G.Lee, Fox2-5, Reno, Carson, Las Vegas


Entry: 56896
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
FRIENDS OF LOYD WOOD

SPRING HOLT wrote on April 29, 2006


City and State: PARAGOULD AR

Unit: WESPONS CO., 2ND BATTALION, 5TH MARINES, 1ST DIV.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my name is spring holt and my step-father served at the chosin reservoir. he is interested in hearing from anyone who may have served with him during the chosin reservoir. my have gone by the nickname of "woody". from paragould, arkansas. he does not have an e-mail but i will copy and forward any messages. he and my mother will also be attending the reunion in las vegas in sept. or oct. thank you.

Keywords: personal friends, nickname


Entry: 55451
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR MARINES WHO SERVED WITH JERRY D. STOREY

RANDY STOREY wrote on January 28, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for information on anyone who may have served in Korea with my father Jerry D. Storey. He entered bootcamp at MCRD San Deigo, on 2/26/1951 and served in Korea. I have no information on any specific unit but he was in the infantry and left from California. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Storey, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines,


Entry: 53757
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
E-2-5 FROM 3 OCT 51 - 3 OCT 52

BILLY JACK POTTER wrote on October 26, 2005


City and State: ADOLPHUS KY

Unit: E-2-5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My name is Billy Jack Potter, I served in the war in 51 thru 52. My Platoon Sgt Bunch used to call me BJ. I am looking for others who may have served during this time. I remember that one young man was from Arizona was KIA from a sniper but I don't remember his name (possibly William Greer) and I think it happened in the summer of 52, they called the two of us the "Bobsy Twins" and/or the "Kotex Kids". Anyone with ANY information on this time period (3 Oct 51 thru 3 Oct 52) please email my daughter, Jenny.

Keywords: Bobsy Twins, Old Baldie, Kotex Kids, Cpt Schmidt (E Co Commander), Platoon Sgt Bunch, Cpl or Sgt Karrington


Entry: 53671
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
HARVEY T. CHADWELL

HEATHER REECE wrote on October 19, 2005


City and State: NEW TAZEWELL TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am trying to find out information on my father Harvey Tipton Chadwell. He was stationed at Camp LeJeuine in N.C. and then to Korea. He was from Virginia, played baseball for the marines and about 17 at the time. Any information would be wonderful. I have several pictures I have found and I will try to post the photos and names in the future. Thank you-
heather chadwell reece


Keywords: I believe my father was in 2nd marine division of the 5th marines f-company


Entry: 52437
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
PAUL C MAXWELL

FRANK R. PETROWSKI JR. wrote on August 3, 2005


City and State: JACKSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I wnat to anounce the death of my brother-inlaw Marine PFC Paul C Maxwell in April of this year. Paul was wounded at BH and retired medically from the Corps. He was a fine Marine, Husband and Father and a great brother-inlaw. What ever street he is guarding on heaven shores, you can bet it is well manned

Keywords: Bunker Hill August 1952


Entry: 51743
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
E/2/5 KOREA 1952-1953

EUGENE R. REISING wrote on June 28, 2005


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone knowing anything about Grant Johnson who served in E/2/5 from 1952 to 1953

Keywords:


Entry: 51239
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR A MARINE

WILLIAM E. HOUGHTON SR. wrote on May 31, 2005


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: WEAPONS/2/5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: September 23,1950 we jumped off our first assault on Seoul. I was in a heavy machinegun platoon assigned to fire overhead support for the assault. I was a section leader which included two squads. After we set up our guns I spotted about a company sized group of the enemy accross the valley from us. We engaged in a firefight with the group and eventually destroyed them. We burned out the barrels on our guns. I told on of my squad leaders sgt Gold to take over while I went for spare barrels. I ran toward the rear and when I dropped into a gulley Where I was met with a Mortar shell. I was blown back and when I regained my senses I heard the sucking sound and I knew I had a chest wound, Looking down I saw I was bleed from the abdomen as well. I called for help and no one came. The first thing I did was pray, I then took off my gear, keeping my Colt .45. I then clasped my hands over my wounds and set out for the rear. I came upon a froup from the ROK Army and fell in front of them and asked them to help me. The first guy ripped my watch from my armn another was digging for my wallet. I saw a large figure appear. It was a Marine with what I thought was a BAR. He convinced the Koreans to carry me to the aid station. He also got my watch and wallet back. I was immediately given blood in both arms and legs. I was then put in a helicopter and flown to Kimpo for a flight to Japan.
That Marine saved my life and I've never known who he was. I've submitted letter to a couple magazines and haven't found him. My family and I would like to thank him and maybe share a beer with him. I've managed to live a good life with my family. I'm still doing well as far as health goes. I often think of that Marine hoping he survived the war.


Keywords: Pusan Inchon Seoul


Entry: 51154
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
THE SEARCH FOR PFC PAUL TIPTON BAKER, KIA. WHERE IS HE LAID TO REST? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

SHERRY LEE BAYER (SCHUFF) wrote on May 28, 2005


City and State: BRILLION WI

Unit: MY FATHER D-2-5

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Our search was twofold. First, we were looking for family who might still be alive, who were related to Pfc. Baker, and second, find where he was layed to rest.

With our Tennessee friends assistance, we found Pfc. Baker's obithuary in the Chattanooga Newspaper. Our friend Ed tracked down the cemetary where Pfc. Baker was buried. Ed also found Paul's oldest sister, Mrs. Crisp, who resides in Chattanooga.

My Parents were planning a trip to Atlanta, and took a day trip over to Chattanooga. They met with Ed, visited with Mrs. Crisp, who unfortunately is suffering from senility or Alzheimers. She remembered very little and could only find a picture of Paul, when he was six years old.

My parents, then went to Greenwood Cemetary. There, they found the bronze plaque bearing Paul's name, along with his new rank. Cpl. Paul Tipton Baker. My father placed a bronze flag holder with an American Flag and red, white, and blue flower arrangement. He said his prayers to this brave man, thanking him for his life.
The story does not end there. Since my Father's visit to Chattanooga, we have done more searching, including what happened after September 24, 1950.

My Father knows that Paul died, not on Sept. 25,1950, as his records with the military say, but September 24, 1950. My Father said, they were just outside of Seoul, when he awoke, stood beside his foxhole, and reached for his weapon. He was instantly shot, the bullet going through his right leg, shattering bone, before entering into his left leg. He said a Marine he vaguely knew, ran over to his side and pulled him into the foxhole. That Marine was Pfc. Baker. My Father said he heard another shot, and Pfc. Baker did not move.

A Medic came to check on Pfc. Baker, pulled him off from my Father, and assisted my father with dressings for his wounds and pain medication. When my Father asked about Pfc. Baker, the Medic shook his head. They were unable to evac my Father for several hours. When they did, they couldn't remove Pfc. Baker's body until the next day.

Also, since the visit to Chattanooga, my Father has talked more about that day. He is receiving counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through other information from the military, we also found out that Paul's family did not know the circumstances of his death. He is listed as Killed In Action.

The Journey, my Father and I started last fall does not have a Happy Ending. It never will. There is no such thing as closure. There never will be, especially when it comes to War. There is only a search for inner peace, and that can be accomplished with your loved ones.

We continue to search for more of Paul's family, to let them know of Paul's heroic act. We know he had five sisters, who live around the Chattanooga area.

In the meantime, with our help my Father will continue to heal and put his demons to rest.


Keywords: On 10/26/2004, I wrote a message for my Father. We were searching for the grave of Pfc. Paul Tipton Baker.

Pfc. Paul Tipton Baker saved my Fathers life almost 55 years ago, at the risk of his own. Through new friends, including Sid Shown, TNMOPH and Ed Tankesley, from Chattanooga, TN, we were able to accomplish our mission.



Entry: 50945
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
ANYONE KNOW JAMES MEEHAN D/2/5?

MICHAEL (MIKE) MEEHAN wrote on May 18, 2005


City and State: LA MIRADA CA

Unit: D/2/5

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: All I know about my uncle is from my father (his brother). I have a real feel for the way he was in civilian life, but I have no idea what he was like the last few months of his life - as a Marine. All I really know is that he was a machine gunner. I am hungry for any information about his friendships, battles, etc. - his war experiences. He was KIA March 29, 1953 by a mortar shell. I don't know where he died. Please share what you know if you knew him.

Keywords: D CO 2 BN 5 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV, Jim Meehan, D/2/5, Machine Gunner, Pfc. James J. Meehan, KIA 1953/03/29


Entry: 50042
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
JOSEPH F. COVELLA

ROXANNA BARNES wrote on April 7, 2005


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I am his daughter trying to locate information on other service members who may have served with him.

Keywords: Looking for anyone who may have served with GySgt Joseph F. Covella during the Korea War. He was from Brooklyn, NY. Later went on to serve in the Vietnam War.


Entry: 49661
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL BROWN FOR FOX COMPANY 2ND BATTILION 5TH MARINES FROM NEW YORK

WALT IVERSON wrote on March 20, 2005


City and State: DULUTH MN

Unit: FOX COMPANY 2ND BATTILION 5TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My Father in Law is looking for a fellow soldier named Paul Brown whom he served with in Korea. If anyone knows anything about him please send me a email. Thanks

Keywords: Paul Brown,New York,Brownie,Chosen FEW,


Entry: 48657
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
53-55 H AND S CO

JAMES E. (JIM) RAVENCRAFT wrote on February 2, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: ERLANGER KY

Unit: H-S CO 2ND BAT 5TH MAR 1ST MARDIV

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: God Bless the ones that are serving now.02-2005

Keywords: 1953-1955 H and S Co 2Nd Bat 5Th Mar 1St Mar Div


Entry: 47985
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
INFORMATION ABOUT RADIO OPERATOR SAMUEL ARTHUR MILES JR.

STEVE MILES wrote on January 7, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: MYERSVILLE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If any one has information about my father, Samuel Arthur Miles Jr, please contact me vial E-mail (steve@kmcsonline.net). Even though it has been 11 years since his death (Jan 8, 1994), I still have questions about his experience in Korea and Viet Nam. My father was never one to talk much about his activities. I do know he was in the 2nd BN 5-Marines. He was deployed from San Diego in 1950. I have such a sad heart not knowing what he went through. I would like to preserve his history for our future generations. Any help would be greatly appreciated.apprecaited.

Keywords: Radio operator, Sam, Battles, landing, units, ships, friends, detailed history.


Entry: 46534
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
D/2/5 SPT 1950

SHERRY LEE BAYER (SCHUFF) wrote on October 28, 2004


City and State: BRILLION WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm writing for my father, LeRoy E. Schuff, who was in D/2/5, in Korea 1950. We are looking for anyone who knew Pfc Paul Tipton Baker, served with him, anything. My father sent a note in 1999 for any family of Pfc Baker with no response. We would like to know more about him and where he is layed to rest. Pfc Baker tended to my fathers wounds, and was mortally wounded in doing so. Pfc Baker is in our thoughts and prayers daily, as I have no doubt, if he did not assist my father that fateful day on September 24, 1950, my father would not be here today, and neither would I.God Bless You

Keywords: Pfc Paul Tipton Baker, KIA


Entry: 46501
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
WHERE IS HE LAYED TO REST? PAUL TIPTON BAKER - D/2/5

SHERRY LEE BAYER (SCHUFF) wrote on October 26, 2004


City and State: BRILLION WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My family is trying to find anyone who would have known Paul Tipton Baker. On September 24,1950, my father, LeRoy E. Schuff, was wounded, the bullet entering his right leg, going through, then lodging in his left leg. He said they were under heavy enemy fire, when Pfc Paul Tipton Baker came to him and rendered aid. Pfc Baker was then, himself fatally shot. We are also trying to find any of his family and where he is buried. Without his help, my father would not be with us today.

Keywords: D-2-5 KOREAN WAR 1950
Pfc Paul Tipton Baker
Chattanooga, TN



Entry: 46487
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
4 NOV 55+ MARINES

JENNIFER SCOTT wrote on October 26, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: ROCHELLE IL

Unit: 2ND BN, 5TH MAR, 3RD MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for any information about my grandpa and his friends while serving our country. His name is Leland (lee) Isley and I know of a friend of his was named Robert or Bob Leshe. My granpa began his service in the marines on Nov 4 1955. Please contact me if you know anything about my granpa or anything else that might be helpful. Thank you so much. Jennifer

Keywords: Leland Isley, Moutain Leadership school 1958,


Entry: 45845
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
LOOKING FOR ANY MARINE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER MY DAD, THOMAS CARL KILDUFF

THERESA KILDUFF wrote on September 17, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAGUNA NIGUEL CA

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my dad was a marine corp pilot and i know from a picture i have that he was in k-6 korea in 1954. i never knew him and i am looking for anyone who served with him and might be able to tell me something about him. his name was THOMAS CARL KILDUFF. thanks, theresa kilduff

Keywords: k-6 korea 1954 - PILOT THOMAS CARL KILDUFF


Entry: 45755
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
E/2/5 YEARS SERVED 1950-51

INES HIDALGO JR. wrote on September 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit: E/2/5

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm interested for anyone who served in these campaigns. Please email me if you have any info.I'm looking for Boggie, aka "The Black Bearded Terror", of the second bn. Looking for veterans that had come from California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas areas. E/2/5 1950- 1951
Thank you,
Inez Hidalgo


Keywords: Punch Bowl, Heartbreak ridge, sand bag castle


Entry: 45129
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - 2ND BN
B/2/5 52-55

ROBERT BAIRD wrote on August 10, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: CANFIELD OH

Unit: 5TH MARINE 2ND BATT B COMPANY 52-55

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My dad was in Korea Mar 52 - Mar 55 give or take. He dosen't have a PC so I am helping out.
He was in the 5th Marine's 2nd Batt B company.
Thanks. Bob Wright


Keywords: 5th Marine's 2nd Batt B company 1952-1955



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