5th Marine Regiment - 4.2 Mortar Company


Photo by Hal Barker






Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 87494
Subject: 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: 84774
Subject: TRYING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH EDMUNDO SOLIS (ED)

John Mehlert wrote on November 22, 2012


City and State: DYSART IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Served with Ed at Camp Pelton and San Mateo area from 57-
59. I'm trying to get in touch with him again, does
anyone have any information?

Keywords: San Mateo, Camp Pelton, Ed Solis, Edmundo Solis, 1st
Division, 1957-1959



Entry: 81282
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN KOREA FEB 52 TO FEB 53

Fred Keip wrote on December 9, 2011


City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR COMPANY 5TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I'd like to hear from any of you who served in this
unit while I was there - Feb 52-Feb 53.

Keywords: 4.2 mortar company, 5th Marines, radio and wire
section



Entry: 81072
Subject: 4.2 MORTARS, FWD.OBS.

Albert H. Gelineau wrote on November 16, 2011


City and State: CLINTON TWP. MI

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO,5TH MAR, 1STMARDIV,FMF

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Interested in any pictures. I have some.

Keywords: Com.section - foreward observer/radioman, 1951-1952,
4.2 mortar company. 13th Replacement draft,USS Marine
Lynx from San Diego to Kobe, Japan (186 steps to
landing ship), east coast of Korea, truck to 4.2 mortar
company (at night).



Entry: 80648
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT KNEW MY FRIEND FROM WATERLOO. IA. HE WAS KIA IN SEPT.IN 1951.

Edmundo Solis wrote on October 10, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: POWAY CA

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO. 5TH MARINES, IST DIV,

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Norman Hughes is the man I knew.

Keywords: Ed Solis,Friends Phillip Alfano,Alhambra, Ca.Donal Southwick, LA Cal. Jessie Rosco,Peoria, Illinous



Entry: 79958
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S BUDDIES.

Stephen Eyer wrote on August 12, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: HANOVER PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My father was with 1st.Dv. 5th. Mar. mortor co.
W.I.A. while on patrol along the Pusan perimeter.
They patched him up and put him back on the line.
Was at the Chosin Reservoir.
If anybody knew him please call me, I would love to talk to you. He passed away in 2001. 



Entry: 74056
Subject: ANYONE FROM 4.2 MORTAR CO 5TH MAR 9/52-7/53

Michael Gonzalez JR. wrote on March 25, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLTSVILLE NY

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO 5TH MARINES 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was looking for anyone who served in 4.2 mortar co, 5th marines 1st division fro September 1952-july 1953 in these battles Reno, Carson or Vegas. I also have my dads year book from Paris Island when he entered Jan 22 1952. This book is for anyone who was in Paris Island between Jan 22 1952- March 5-19 maybe 6-8 weeks.Second Battalion platoon #'s 73 my dads, 76 and 89.I would be glad to look up a name if requested.

Keywords: from what dad told me he was in 3 battles. RENO, CARSON and VEGAS. He served in the 1st Marine Division, 4.2 Mortar, 5th marines.He was an ammo carrier and a Topographical Surveyor(Foward Observer).



Entry: 71367
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES OF A FELLOW MARINE

Joseph Griffiths wrote on August 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LACEY WA

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO. 1ST. MARINE DIV FMF

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Looking to get ahold of anybody who served with my uncle Robert Leroy Corbett. He served with the 4.2 Mortar co,1st Marine Divison FMF In Korea from 1951-52. Records show he died during the Battle of Pam-Bu-Ri.

Keywords: Looking for Buddies of Uncile Robert Leroy Corbett

With the 4.2 Moartor Company of the 1st Marine Divison FMF. In the year 1951-52. Of the Korean War. Records indicate he died during the Battle of Pam-Bu-Ri. Maybe participated in the battle for "Hook" or Denfence of out Post "Bunker Hill". Would appreciate any information at all. Thank you



Entry: 55424
Subject: ROGER THOMPSON USMC

Roger Thompson wrote on January 26, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: PLACERVILLE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather (who which i have the same name) Roger Thompson, died in the 90's and im just trying to learn more about him. My father doesnt tell me much about him and what he did. He served in korea and japan, he also made payroll deliveries overseas. I dont know his rank exactly but he was rather high up. He was also part of admiral birds expeidition to the antarctic. Just wondered if any one had any information on him. Thanks.

Roger Thompson (grandson)
Rogerth@email.com

Keywords: Japan, pendelton, roger thompson, usmc



Entry: 51556
Subject: 4.2 MORTAR CO.

Roger Thompson wrote on June 16, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father passed away in 1995, he was in the 4.2 mortar company in Korea during the war. His nickname was Tommy. His name was Randall Thompson. I was wondering if anybody new him. I don't know if he was in the 1st marine div. or the 5th marine div.

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Entry: 49792
Subject: SEEKING FELLOW MARINES FROM KOREA

Jerry Brumbelow wrote on March 26, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 41315
Subject: ANY ONE 4.2 MORTAR 51-52

Frank Norton wrote on February 27, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 4.2 5TH MARINWS

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 24076
Subject: HOPING TO FIND

William (Bud) Hedrick wrote on March 19, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAUSALITO CA

Unit: FOX/2/5

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hoping to locate and hear from ROBERT QUANDT cousin and fellow Marine. Semper Fi
Bud Hedrick Fox/2/5 borc@pacbell.net

Keywords: Robert Quandt Weapons Co. 5th Mar



Entry: 21417
Subject: LOUIS ANCIL LOVITT

Ancil Lovitt wrote on December 11, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: AFTON MI

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIV. 5TH REG. D.CO.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 11584
Subject: 4.2' MORTAR CO5THMAR, 1STMARDIV, FMF

Henry J. Dobson wrote on September 9, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for info about my Dad. He passed away in July 1995 without ever saying much about his job in Korea. I am very interested in finding out about my Dad and where he served in Korea. He was wouned in Chunjin, Korea in 1951. His best friend was Richard Allen a KIA. My younger brother is named after Richard Allen. THANK YOU

My Dad was William J. Dobson -- Brooklyn, New York

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