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Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 87495
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
NEW BOOK ABOUT RECKLESS, WARHORSE OF THE 5TH REGIMENT

JANET BARRETT wrote on October 27, 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 indomitable 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
hauled ammo for recoilless rifles and mortar crews through three
days and nights in that harrowing conflict. 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 60 Marines who served with her during
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 (including the Marine
Corps Association and the National Museum of the Marine Corps)
and on Amazon.com.


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



Entry: 70950
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
FOR MY DAD

KAREN HISLOP wrote on July 19, 2009


City and State: VICTORIA MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information about my father who served in the USMC during the Korean war and was in Chosin. He was called back in to serve in November, 1950 until 1952 (we think). He was a Sergeant in the first Marine Division, 5th Marine regiment (we think)... He was a scout. If anyone knew or knows of Allyn Nelson, we would like to hear from you!

Keywords: Allyn Nelson, Al, Chosin, USMC 1st Division, Korea,


Entry: 49970
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
CORRECTION

SCOTT SNIDER wrote on April 4, 2005


City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Wrong leave date should have been 1953 not 1952. Both served from 1952 to 1953.

Also my father's name was Arthur "E" Snider

Thanks again
Scott


Keywords:


Entry: 49967
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
LOOKING FOR LAVERSKI??

SCOTT SNIDER wrote on April 3, 2005


City and State: MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father who served in the USMC in Korea during 52-53 is looking for contact information for his 1st LT. last name as best as he can remember of Laverski. This gentleman was a graduate of Annapolis. My father worked in the Message Center. 1st Lt. Laverski left april/may of 52? Any help to find out if he is still alive and possible contact information for my Father would be appreciated.

BTW, God Bless and Thanks to all the USMC for keeping our country free and strong.

Sincerely
Scott Snider


Keywords: 1st Marine Division, 5th Regiment, 1st Battalion, H and S company.


Entry: 47203
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
INFO: COMMUNICATONS PLATOON,

NEVA POWELL wrote on December 1, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: VALLEY COTTAGE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I believe my brother, Iven Cecil Sticney ,1st Battalion, 5th
Marines served with this group in Korea, and I am searching fot
history, and conditions that those of you who were also there
experienced. He has mentionedplaces that sounded like Mai
Sun, and Po Hang. Semper Fi, and thanks,

Neva Powell


Keywords: Unit history in Korea


Entry: 40719
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
5TH MARINES 1ST DIVISION CHARLIE COMPANY

JOHN HELLER wrote on February 9, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: SUMTER SC

Unit: CHARLIE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello my grandfather John Heller was 5th marines 1st division he was in ww2 and korean war they were the first ones in at Chosin Res.Any Body That Would Like Some Info Email Us Please rpmsigns@ftc-i.net

Keywords:


Entry: 31327
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
HAROLD A. BARKLEY

SHIRLEY D. DROUHARD wrote on January 17, 2003


City and State: KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have been looking for a Luke Wallach. He contacted my sister years ago and I would like to talk to him. Anyone who might have known my dad Harold, I would love to hear from you. You all are my heros, thank you for what you did. I pray every day that no more men have to die in Korea.
I have 10 children and tell of the heroic deeds all you Marines have done. God Bless you all.
I would also like to know who to write and find where my dad was during the war and his medals he received. Thank you Shirley


Keywords: Harold Barkley he was at the Chosin Resevoir. I don't know where else.


Entry: 26744
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
MORE INFORMATION

MATTHEW MURPHY wrote on

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm updating the information I've found out about my Father. His name is Bill Murphy, he was a radio man in the Chosin. My Father's rank was Staff Sergeant and he was in the First Marines-7th Div.
Please write to me if you knew Bill Murphy, my father passed away in 1976.


Keywords: First Marines/7th Division/ Chosin Res. Winter 1950-51


Entry: 25483
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
DID YOU KNOW?

MATTHEW MURPHY wrote on

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for any information about My Father, Bill Murphy. He was from Chicago, was a radio lineman and mortar man. I believe that he was in the 1st. Division.
Thank You.


Keywords: Radio Operator/Mortar Man: Chosin Res.


Entry: 22927
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
LOOKING FOR INFO

ROY HAWKINS wrote on February 5, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Semper Fi,
I'm a former Marine and my son is currently a Marine stationed overseas. My father retired from the Marines with 22 years of service. WW2, Korea, Vietnam, etc.. Long family history. Anyone remember S/Sgt Richard G. Hawkins (icepick) from 1st Div., 5th Marines, Chosin Few. Would like to hear from anyone. God bless those who survived.


Keywords:


Entry: 22384
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
IN ANSWER TO- - - - - - -

ALAN RUSSELL wrote on January 17, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: VERNONIA OR

Unit: HQ 1/11 KING BATTERY COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I entered Korea with second replacement draft
sometime near the 16th of November 1950. Was a
Cpl. with communications Hq 1/11 King Battery.
Froze and Air-evac'd. Dec. 4th to Hamhung and
to Yokosuka Japan on the 5th of December.


Keywords: Second replacement draft, Pusan to Wonsan to
HamHung. On to Hagaru-Ri, Yudamni



Entry: 19972
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
USMC LAISON AIRCRAFT IN KOREAN WAR

RICH WALLIN wrote on October 15, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am restoring an L-16 to USMC colors. I need photos and an other info to get the colors and marking correct. Please help.

THANK YOU


Keywords: L-16


Entry: 15492
5TH MARINE REGIMENT - COMMUNICATION PLATOON
5TH MARINES

ROBERT (BOB) MARSHALL wrote on March 17, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: ALEDO TX

Unit: 5TH MARINES, COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: IN KOREA FROM AUG-1950 TO MAY-1951
DID INCHON, WONSAN, CHOSIN RES.
STATIONED IN MCRD-PARRIS ISLAND AFTER RETURN


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