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7th Marine Regiment - 4.2 Mortar Company


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Entry: 93443
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
1952 MARINES

JERRY BERKWITT wrote on July 10, 2016


City and State:

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR UNIT

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I was a radioman attached in spring 1952 to forward observer Sergeant Donald Rose, 4.2 mortar company. I knew Staff Sergeant Giles Hume, who died 1952. I remember a Bob Adams and William Esserman either from basic training or in Korea.

Keywords: In front line trenches, we faced North Koreans on theirTae Dok San (sp?) mountain range


Entry: 92079
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
TED RAY

DEBBIE ATKINS wrote on October 27, 2015


City and State: LEXINGTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information how to reunite men from my dad's unit 1st Marine Division 7th regiment 4.2 mortar. Korea: the hook bunker hill. In 2001 a family member of his platoon leader Ken Macdonald mentioned my dad's name I just saw the post 2 years ago and can not find out to locate him to let him know my dad would like to know about the guys he served with.

Keywords: the Hook, bunker hill. Incoming Inn.


Entry: 89177
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2 MORTAR 7TH REGIMENT 1ST MARINE DIVISION

TED RAY SR. wrote on June 16, 2014

Email Update Needed

City and State: GREENSBORO NC

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR COMPANY 7TH REGIMENT 1ST MARINE DIVISIO

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: My father Ted Ray was in Korea The Hook and others. We are looking to locate the men in his regiment.

Keywords:


Entry: 88980
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
NORMAN FRANK

TAMBLEA FRANK wrote on May 25, 2014


City and State: CARTERSVILLE GE

Unit: 402 MORTCO 7TH MAR 1ST MAR DIVE FMF

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: His family would like to know more about where he fought and what his duties were.
Thank you so much if you know where they fought on lived in Korea I would like to know


Keywords: Sonny


Entry: 86427
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR MARINE VETERANS 4.2 MORTAR CO. 2ND BATTALION 7TH MARINE REGIMENT

JOE ROCHA wrote on June 3, 2013


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Served with Enus from Boston, Hart my assistant gunner, Served from 1952 -
1953



Entry: 71516
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
JEROME

GARY GWASH wrote on September 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im looking for any information or anyone who severed with Jerry Gwash. My grandfather Jerry passed away 09/03/2009 and im just trying to gather any information i can on him while he was in the Corps. If anyone has any info please email me

Keywords: 1/7 4.2 Mortor Co


Entry: 71412
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
INFORMATION RE: JOHN P. CASEY

JOSEPH CASEY wrote on August 26, 2009


City and State: CARBONDALE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad was talking with me, and spoke of the "Four Deuce". Talked about a Lt. Monahan. Talked about "running line", etc...his memory isn't the greatest. Am hoping to find out information about his time both in Korea and Viet Nam, served 2 tours in each. He was with 3rd Bn 7th Marines 1st Marine Division also in Viet Nam. He has old photos, Hill 37 was his Comm Center. He retired as a Master Gunnery Sgt. John P. Casey from Beaufort Air Station in South Carolina in 1972. Anyone who knew my Dad..would like very much to contact you.

Keywords: Nov 11, 2012 my Father. Msgt John P. Casey USMC (Ret), passed away a year ago Nov. 2, 2011. He was layed to rest at Indiantown Gap National Cemetary Pennsylvania with full military honors. His gravesite is Section 22-A Grave 79.


Entry: 66978
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
JOHN N STEPP, CPL; 1951-1954

JILL JOHNSTON wrote on August 25, 2008


City and State: WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information about my uncle John who lived with us in Renton, WA after his discharge. He was born 1933 in Advance, Missouri; died 1964 in Seattle, Washington; boot camp in Camp Pendleton (San Diego, CA) and served in Korea, but I have no details. He has two surviving sons who would like to know about their dad's service history.

Thank you.


Keywords: Stepp, John, Johnny, Korea, Renton, Washington, Missouri, Advance, Seattle, Camp Pendleton, California, San Diego


Entry: 65650
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR WEAPONS CO., 2ND BATTALION, 3RD MARINE DIVISION MARINES 52-54

BILL MEAD wrote on May 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit: WEAPONS CO., 2ND BATTALION, 3RD MARINE DIVISION 52

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Weapons Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division Marines who served at Camp Pendeleton, CA and Camp Fuji, Japan between 1952 and 1954.

Keywords: Hoss Mayhew (sp?), Tom Thompson, Timothy John Fitzgerald


Entry: 63683
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
DON ROSE, FO, RECONNECT

DICK SHOVER wrote on January 4, 2008

Email Update Needed

City and State: SOUTH BEND IN

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO., 7TH MARINES REG.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Hoping to restablish contact with Donald A. Rose, a fellow 4.2 Mortar Co. Forward Observer in Korea in 1952, especially involving Outpost Detroit battle October 1952. Last communication from Don Rose was his 27 December 1956 letter from "The Sun-Telegram" San Bernardino, Calif. Am anxious to reconnect with Don. Would appreciate any information anyone can provide how I might be able to do that.

Keywords: Outpost Detroit, Sid Oehl, Operation Little Switch, Redlands, CA; The San Bernardino Sun-Telegram


Entry: 55681
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT STEPHEN MACSISAK

STEVE MACSISAK wrote on February 9, 2006


City and State: PLANO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Stephen Macsisak, served in the 4.2 mortar company of the seventh regiment(I think). Looking for any information about his service during the Chosin campaign.



Keywords:


Entry: 54287
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES OF CPL. BILL MEAD

DEAN STOREY wrote on November 25, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Bill now lives in Canada and i was wanting to see if any of his buddies were on the internet so I could hook them up with him. I know it would make an old Marine very happy to find some of his buddies.

Keywords: 4.2 Mortars 7thMarines 2nd Battalion 1st Platoon


Entry: 52998
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF SGT. WILLIAM 'BILL' DOWNS

MICHAEL J. DOWNS wrote on September 4, 2005


City and State: COCHISE AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew or served with my uncle, SGT. William 'Bill' Downs of Aurora, Illinois. He served with the 1st Marine Div. in the Pacific in WWII and in Korea. He was KIA, Dec. 8, 1950 during the march to Hungnam. I would very much like to make contact with anyone who knew him.

Keywords: 4.2 MORTAR CO 7 MAR RGT 1 MAR DIV, Chosin Reservoir.


Entry: 40461
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
18TH DRAFT 12/51 4.2 MORTAR CO

PAAVO P. SATAMA wrote on January 31, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: BOYNTON BEACH FL

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 12/51-12/52 7th marines 1stDiv 18th draft

Keywords:


Entry: 40447
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

PAAVO P. SATAMA wrote on January 31, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: BOYNTON BEACH FL

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR CO

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 7th Marines, 1st Div 12/51-12/52 18th Draft

Keywords:


Entry: 39638
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
HELP PLEASE

KELSEY MONTGOMERY wrote on January 1, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: TOLONO IL

Unit: AIR FORCE

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Bernard Westfall is my grandfather and me and his daughter vicki (my mother) and his sons mark and lon and wife carolyn would all like to know EXACTLY how he died
We would like to find and talk to Hiram Besosa
If anyone knows anything about this PLEASE contact us!
Thankyou


Keywords: Hiram Besosa
Bernard Westfall
and his death



Entry: 37388
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
FAMILY NEEDS HELP---

EARL ARNOLD wrote on October 6, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: His family would like to knnow more about where he fought and what his duties were.

Keywords: John N Stepp from Washington State. B March21, 1935 D July 15, 1964 Corporal In Marine Corp. Fought in Korea


Entry: 36638
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2 MORTAR, 7TH. REGT. 2ND. PLT.

DONALD (GATOR) ALBARADO SR. wrote on August 31, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: BATON ROUGE LA

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR-7TH. REGT. 2ND. PLT. 1ST. MAR. DIV.

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a forward observer and radio operator
with the 2nd. Plt from Jan. 1954 to Feb. 1955.
I came over with the 39th. draft which was the
last draft to rotate back to stateside just be-
fore the return of the division in March-55. 3rd.
Battalion was just over the hill from our compound. Can only remember last names; Zupp(NJ)
Toland,Templet(AK)Mcquire,Lt.Foster,Lt. Stephens,
Gunny Davich,Smith, etc. If you were there during
54-55, give me a e-mail. MisterA427@AOL.Com
Semper Fi !!.


Keywords:


Entry: 33782
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
BATTLE OF THE HOOK

WILLIAM SAHNO wrote on April 23, 2003


City and State: PAYSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: This entry is on behalf of retired Sergeant Major Raymond A Schum who served with the Marines in the battle of the Hook....his email address is:
rayandleeschum@aol.com...anyone who may have served with him would appreciate hearing from him....or contact me: Col. W. Sahno, USMC (Ret)
at the email and address indicated above....
Semper Fi....


Keywords:


Entry: 33584
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
'FOUR-DEUCE'

ROBERT LEIBOLD wrote on April 13, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: AR

Unit: 2/7, LSTMARDIV., '74-'75

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father was a Company Corpsman with G 3/7 between '51-'52, and he frequently spoke with an unabashed fondness for the "Four-Deuce," or 4.2" mortar. While a Corpsman with 2/7 in the '70's, at Camp Pendleton, I had the opportunity to fire both the 60- and 81mm mortar, but never once saw a 4.2. Now, very recently, a Marine-pal who was with lstMarDiv., in Vietnam, has asked me to try and gather dope on the 4.2, and I'm not sure just where to turn. Can anyone out there lend me a hand?

Keywords: Seeking Fire Information


Entry: 25097
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
LOOKING MYRON JACKSON

GUY JONES wrote on April 29, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORT ARTHUR TX

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR UNIT, 7TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Personal friend- served together

Keywords:


Entry: 23407
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
MEMBERS 4.2 MOTAR CO. 7TH REG

JACK WALKER wrote on February 23, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: PEARLAND TX

Unit: ABLE CO-7TH REG

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for all information relative to where Sgt.
was Killed.For research.interested in talking to anyone who knew or knew of this Marine.


Keywords: SGT> ROBERT LEROY WIEGMAN-KIA- UNIT :4.2 Mortar Co. 7th Reg. Date KIA -SEPT 7,1951.


Entry: 21549
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
BATTLE OF THE HOOK OCT 26,27, 1952

S. BOOTH wrote on December 16, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who was at the battle of the Hook in October of 1952. The day of Oct 26 or 27. My father-in-law involved in that battle. Please email with info. He was wounded near the outpost Warsaw.

Keywords: Battle Hook 4.2 mortar


Entry: 18995
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2 MORTAR CO. 1952-53

BOB WEST wrote on August 27, 2001


City and State: SEBRING FL

Unit: 4.2 MORTAR, 7TH MARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Anyone who was there during this time of service and remembers Bob West or Al Spicer please contact me.

from FDC


Keywords: Carson, the Hook, Vegas, East and West Berlin,


Entry: 17776
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
WEAPONS COMPANY 7TH MARINES '52

MICHAEL MACDONALD wrote on July 6, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking to make contact with anyone from my father's unit and/or circle of friends
from Lejeune and Korea. He joined USMC in August 1950 and served in Korea for most of
1952. He was the squad leader for the 1st and 2nd squads of the 1st platoon, Weapons
Company, 7th Marines. His squads were usually supporting Gorge, Howe, and Item Co., 3rd
Battalion, 7th Marines. He often speaks of the terrible battle for The Hook in October,
1952.

I'm in the process of writing a book on my father's experiences in the Corps and in
Korea and would love to hear some stories from some of his buddies. More importantly, I
would like to get him back in touch with his friends.


Keywords: Ken MacDonald, The Hook, Bunker Hill, Jim Hisom, Dick Hudson, Dick Shover, Andy
Manzell, Ken Leslie, Bill Spadaro, Ted Ray, Rackstraw



Entry: 15758
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
REQUEST REUNION INFO

WILLARD C. HALL wrote on April 2, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: LACEY WA

Unit: 7TH REG. 1ST MARINE DIV. 4.2'MORTAR COMPANY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like information regarding proposed reunions and contacts with personal friends.

Keywords: Nickname "Bill" - Suicide Valley - Hwachon Reservoir and other forgotten engagements. 4.2" Mortar Co. with 7th Regiment, First Marine Division. Jerry Kline, Jerry Gwash, Robert Lauretsen, Peter Brask, "Kelly"


Entry: 8757
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
KOREAN WAR 4.2 MORTARS 1952

DONALD RIEMAN wrote on May 18, 2000


City and State:

Unit: ITEM COMPANY

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My father was in the Korean war beginning in November 1952. I know he was in the first division, item company. We are sending him on a 50th marine anniversary tour to Korea and I am looking for anyone who might know him to make sure we are booking the right itinerary. I would ask him, but this is a surprise for him for Fathers Day. If anyone remembers Donald Rieman, please let me know. Thank you!!

Keywords:


Entry: 495
7TH MARINE REGIMENT - 4.2 MORTAR CO
4.2 MORTAR CO, MARZAC KIA

JOE. J. DI BERARDINO wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed

City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: MY UNCLE WAS JOHN EDWARD MARZEC KILLED IN KOREA. HE

WAS IN THE MARINES. DIED IN 1950. HE IS ON THE SEARCH

FILE. IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNEW OF HIM LET ME KNOW.


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