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Entry: 93963
Subject: I WAS THE FIRST ENLISTED FEMALE

Diane Aldrich-Rios wrote on November 11, 2016


City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit: H AND S COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was the first enlisted female in the motor pool.

Keywords:



Entry: 91314
Subject: 1ST MARINE, 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT, B COMPANY 2/53-4/1/55

Cory Merry wrote on June 2, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 1ST MARINE, 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT, B COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad is turning 80 this October and he served in Korea from Feb. 1953 through April 1, 1955. I am hoping to get him in contact with a few guys he might have known back then. His name is Loyd Merry and he was a Corporal while in Korea. Dad is from Arkansas but by the time he went into the Marines he was living in Los Angeles and did Boot Camp at Pendelton. Dad is in decent health and he mind is still pretty sharp. He knows I'm looking for the information. I will recap more after he has had time to track down his albums and I will port more when I can. Please, if you know the story behind of any of these or other who served with him at the time, he woudl love to reconnect even if only by phone.

Keywords: Ship name that took him to Korea: USS Obanon
Returned to the States on: USS Pope
Names he remembers:
Richard Willy Wilcox, whom he believes married a lady named Paula.
Capt. Day
Last name: Scala
Jody McQuintin
William Billy McClane (sp)
Last name: Sharber



Entry: 87819
Subject: BRAVO CO 7TH MOTOR TRANS BN 65-68

Tim Weddington wrote on November 28, 2013


City and State: INDEPENDENCE MO

Unit: BRAVO CO 7TH MOTOR TRANS BN 1ST MAR DIV

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: My name is Tim Weddington. I served with Bravo Co 7th Motors 1st Mar Div from 1965-1968. Was in country 1966-1968. Would like to hear from anyone who served with 7th Motors regardless of their service dates. Also Korean veterans are more than welcome to contact me. I am in the process of planning a reunion next year, October 2014. If anyone is interested, please get in touch with me. Until then, Semper Fi Tim Weddington

Keywords:



Entry: 87369
Subject: BRAVO COMPANY 7TH MOTORS

David Moore wrote on October 8, 2013


City and State: MEYERSDALE PA

Unit: BRAVO CO. 7TH MOTORS TRANS BN.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was with 7th motors at camp Penn. Cal. and in Chuli an Dang.
We have started a web page for Bravo co.
bravocompany7thmotors.com and .org Please let us here from
you If you were in the unite or spent time with us TAD or
convoy guards 5th marines and so on. We have had 2 reunions and
have one in the planning for next year 2014 We are looking for
anyone that can add photos or history info no mater when or
with what part of 7th motors you served with. Please if you can
help in any way contact me. The 9th eng had a lot of men sent
to 7th motors would like to here from the 9th as well for some
of us like my self and Harry Mac Quinis... MAC was killed on a
convoy March 24 1967.. we where in both units. We would like to
here also from the Officers and NCO's that served in the
unites.
Thanks
David E. Moore
meyersdalemall@hotmail.com

Keywords: Veitnam 1966 to 1968 9th eng and 7th motors



Entry: 85114
Subject: 7TH MOTOR CO

Bill Kauder wrote on January 2, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: LONGMONT CO

Unit: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BATTALION B COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I WAS WITH B CO 7TH MOTORS TRANSPORT 1955 and 1956 and
1957
LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE
BILL KAUDER



Entry: 84560
Subject: WAS IN UTILITIE COMPANY JULY 1953 -MAY 1954

Earl Downing wrote on November 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: i served in korea in 1953 at first i was in G COMPANY
3RD
BAT OF IST MARINE DIV 1 WAS INVOLVED IN THE BATTLE OF
BOULDER CITY LAST BATTLE BEFORE CEACE FIRE

Keywords:



Entry: 82821
Subject: FIRST AMPHIBIOUS DUCKS POHANG/OCHON 1954

Reuel Wheatley wrote on April 21, 2012


City and State: PAWLEYS ISLAND SC

Unit: 1ST. AMPHIBIOUS DUCKS 7TH MOTOR RANSPORT POHANG /

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Looking for any Marine who served in my unit. I was
the mess Sargent for one year from 4-1-54 until we
were transferred to Japan. I Remember some names and
nick names, Womack, Left Leg, Bugler. Feel free to
contact me anytime. I enjoyed the duty, friends and
education at 18 years old. The mess facility was
terrible when I arrived. I knew little about cooking
but I was a born trader. We graduated from WWII C
Rations to Filets. Also where is Pete ?

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Entry: 81953
Subject: B CO. 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT 1966-67

James Fletcher wrote on February 2, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCKSPRINGS WY

Unit: B C0, 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT 1966-67

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Just looking for a few old buddies that I may have
had the pleasure of serving with many years ago. Time
frame was 1966-67, Chu-Lai, Viet Nam.

Semper Fi my friends

Jim Fletcher

Keywords:



Entry: 81134
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Kara Towne wrote on November 23, 2011


City and State: KENNEBUNK ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for memories of my grandfather! Please help we
have very little knowledge of his time in Korea.

Keywords: 04/13/1951-08/04/1952
Sherm
D company 7th. M.T BN.



Entry: 80622
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORTATION BATTALION 1ST DIVISION

Keith Aschebrock wrote on October 8, 2011


City and State: FORT COLLINS CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Gary Cooper



Entry: 79100
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Joseph Comstock wrote on May 30, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: My names nicole and I'm looking for information on my grandpas
unit he was in the 7th MTB and the 1st marines division anythig
will help thanks

Keywords: Unit patch / info 



Entry: 78563
Subject: CHARGING CHARLIE - RICHARD MEDINA

Allan Houston wrote on April 11, 2011


City and State: PALMYRA WI

Unit: 7TH MOTOR TRANS. BATTALION 1ST MARINE DIV. COMP.C

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: looking for Charging Charlie patch

Keywords: vietman



Entry: 77653
Subject: HOPE TO HEAR FROM KOREAN VETS

Phil A. Street wrote on January 29, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: JONESBORO IN

Unit: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BATT.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I have a new e-mail address

Keywords: Marine always



Entry: 73540
Subject: A CO. 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN

Bubba Batson wrote on February 13, 2010


City and State: TX

Unit: A CO. 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Ater leaveing Marine Barracks Lake Mead Base, L.V. Nevada, I served with A Co.7th Motor Transport Bn. from Oct 67 - Nov 68, I went in country in Da Nang we eventually moved up to Dong Ha. I was a section leader, seems like we had 2 gun trucks, I still hate the smell of fuel smoke mixed with cold rain on convoys. The ageing process is inter-miten about what it remembers and forgets but 41-42 yrs don't help either. Returning state sice I ended up with 13th Marines Regimental S-1, a jeep driver, from one extreme to the other. Discharged Sep 69 Sgt.

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Entry: 71240
Subject: 7TH MOTORS VIETNAM 67-68

David Williams wrote on August 12, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was with 7th Motors from 1-67 until the middle of the TET 2-68 Looking for ANYONE who knows me are servied with me.



Entry: 69440
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY DAD

Richard Gruwell wrote on March 10, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: FLINT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for any memories of my dad sgt. don gruwell he served with b company 7th motor div. as a shop chief 51-52. was promoted to staff sergeant july 1952.
he's gone now but a son would like to know the father

Keywords: b company gruwell



Entry: 66457
Subject: ROBERT W. LEAKE

Robert Leake wrote on July 12, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone that remembers my Dad. He was from Chicago, Illinois and enlisted on 30 August 1951.
He went to boot camp at MCRD and was stationed at Camp Pendleton. He was in Korea for 11 months between 1951-1953. His MOS was 3531. The only other info I have off his DD 214 is that he was in the Reserve and Recruitment 9th Marine Corp District. Also he told me that he was in the 19th replacement draft and in the 7th motor transport.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 63545
Subject: SEARCHING FOR MEMBERS 7TH MTB 2002-2003

Bobby Powers wrote on December 26, 2007


City and State: ATHENS AL

Unit: A COMPANY 1ST PLT. 7TH MTB

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I have submitted inquiry before but never received any replys. I am resending this in hopes someone that served with me from 3/52-4/53 might see this and contact me. Time is swiftly passing away and I would like to hear from someone.
I served with the 3rd Marine Air wing, Opelaka, Fl upon returning State Side.
Bobby L Powers
12/25/07

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Entry: 63108
Subject: WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER, EH?

J. Tucker wrote on November 20, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN, USMC

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: http://chezjacq.com/usmc.html

Keywords: 1st Amphibian Truck Co, USMC
DUKW
Munsan-ni
Pohang-dong
mustang



Entry: 63040
Subject: 7TH MT BN

Raymond Fisher wrote on November 15, 2007


City and State: RICHLAND NC

Unit: A CO 7THMOTOR TRANSPORT BN

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Am looking for anyone who was on a convoy i think in 68that was ambushed on way to LZ stud.i was a wrecker driver for A CO and was put in for a broze star with v device. but never heard any thing about it. bn commanred MAJ BROWNwas on convony. HE had my co put me in for it. SgtRAYMOND F FISHER

Keywords: 7th mt bn



Entry: 62023
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT 1-9-53 TO 2-25-54

Steph Maguire wrote on August 20, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information regarding my fathers unit. His name was Thomas (Tom, Tommy) Maguire from Fort Dodge Iowa, stationed out of Camp Pendleton. Arrived in Korea 1-9-53. He did not talk much about the war but was very proud to be a Marine. If you know anything please fill me in. Thanks alot!

Keywords: 7th motor transport 1-9-53 to 2-25-54



Entry: 61379
Subject: COMM, H AND S CO, 7TH MT BN 1962 TO 1965

John Mansfield wrote on June 23, 2007


City and State: PENNSBURG PA

Unit: COMM, H-S CO, 7TH MT BN

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was a Ground Radio Tech (MOS 2771) in Comm Plt, H and S Co, 7th MT Bn, from October 1962 until August 1965. I would like to hear from any Marines in H and S during that period.

Thanks,

Keywords: Comm 7th MT Bn



Entry: 60042
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BTN, MUNSAN NI

Frank J. Grieco wrote on February 16, 2007


City and State: CAPE CORAL FL

Unit: 2ND AUTO MAINTENANCE PLATOON

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: anyone out there who served with this outfit in Korea from apr 52 to july 53. would love to hear from you. Its been a long time

Keywords: Billy McCue,, messman -- Harry Jacobs, (Jake) H and S tent ,next to barber, guy who picked all movies---Mike Oro- Santangelo-Tibedeau



Entry: 56693
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSP. 1-9-53 TO 2-25-54

Stephanie Maguire-Brakey wrote on April 16, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was looking for info on my fathers war service. He was with the 7th motor transport Battalion Service Command FMF stationed in Korea 1-9-53 to 2-25-54, before that he was at Camp Pendelton.His name was Thomas (Tom, Tommy) Maguire and was from Fort Dodge Iowa. He did not talk about the war but was very proad to be a Marine. He passed away 4-8-2002.

Keywords: 7th Motor Trans 1-9-59 to 2-25-54



Entry: 54421
Subject: HAIL TO ALL 7TH MT BN VETS

Jon Ulbrich wrote on November 30, 2005


City and State: ANTELOPE CA

Unit: H - S CO., 7TH MT BN

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Just to say to 'thanks for your service'. I was in Vietnam from Dec. '67 to Jan. '69. I was a radio operator (MOS 2531). Started out in Da Nang and spent last 3 months in Quang Tri province (Dong Ha).

Keywords: Nickname: Check'n Jon. Was with H and S C. ,7th MT Bn the entire time there.



Entry: 50599
Subject: ABLE TRUCK CO. 51-52

Richard Phillips wrote on May 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 7TH MT BN, ABLE TRUCK CO.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: 1st Marine Division FMF,7th Motor Transport Bn, Able Truck Co. April 1951 to April 1952, Inje



Entry: 45938
Subject: C COMPANY 1953

Richard Franklin wrote on September 22, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: KEENE NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Visit this page to see korean war photos!

Keywords: http://www.geocities.com/workhomeinyourfreetime/koreamarinephotopage.html



Entry: 44797
Subject: GEORGE BEMIS

Bob McParland wrote on July 26, 2004


City and State: LEMONT IL

Unit: -

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: Hello. I am working on a memorial project about alumni from my school district who perished in the Korean War. We will dedicate a memorial to them the day after Veterans Day this year.

Corporal George Bemis, who served with 7th Motorized Transportation Battalion, served four years in Korea before dying on Jan. 11, 1954. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Did anyone know him? If yes, please provide whatever detail you can about him and his USMC service record. Thanks.



Entry: 44627
Subject: 7TH MOTOR BRIGADE PHOTOS

Joe Sanborn wrote on July 19, 2004


City and State: KEENE NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father kept some photos from Korea and they can be viewed at http://www.lifesfreedoms.net/koreanwar1.html

Keywords: 7th motor battalion



Entry: 43776
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED WITH 7TH MOTOR 53 TO 54 C COMPANY

Joe Sanborn wrote on June 13, 2004


City and State: KEENE NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father served in Korea With The 7th motor div Charlie company during 53 and 54. His name was Harry Sanborn a.k.a. Sonny a.k.a. The Cat. I am interested in coresponding with anyone who wishes to share their story. I Know it was no picnic in Korea but I am interested in how the War affected my Father. I would love to hear from anyone that knew him.

Keywords: Cat, Hawk



Entry: 40921
Subject: 7THMTBN 58-61

Kent Koopman wrote on February 16, 2004


City and State: CONGRESS AZ

Unit: H-SCO,7THMTBN,1STMARDIV

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I was a seventeen year old just out of boot camp when I was assigned to 7thMTBn at Camp Pendleton in August 1958. The senior NCO's and officers were all Korean and/or WWII vets. These honorable men were my role models and mentors. Thanks again to Major Zlamal, 1stSgt Max
Stillings, 1stLt Fugate, and the others whose names are lost somewhere in my memories.

Keywords:



Entry: 40250
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOME ONE WHO CAN HELP

Harry W. Allred wrote on January 25, 2004


City and State: SALT LAKE CITY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Due to old timers desease, have forgotten names but not the faces of fellows I served with and the unit for sure that I served in. I think it was the 7th Transportion. I landed in korea a wonson in North Korea Jan 1952, served in that area till sometime in the spring we then moved south near Pamonjong. I remainded there until I was rotated, Feb 1953. I remember we had a company commander name Major Young. Hell of a nice guy. I remember that we didn't have anything but C and K rations when we first got there but we pulled a Radar and pulled out of an army supply place in Seol all we need even the best China. I also remember we had a fellow from texas that stuttered but boy could he sing. I would really like some help. My children keep asking me about things in Korea.

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Entry: 38199
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN.

Larry Kline wrote on November 11, 2003


City and State: WOODBRIDGE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the 7th Motor Transport Bn. near Munsan-Ni from December 31, 1953 until the 38th Draft went home in February 1955. I remember a lot of faces, but only a few names. Sgt. Hyder and Cpl. Dorado were in my tent. Sgt. Douglas Jamie from Minneapolis was the Company Armorer. I went pheasant hunting with him and a tall red-headed Sgt. whose name I can't remember. Sgt. Sosebee (sp) was the Bn. Clerk.

Larry Kline

Keywords:



Entry: 34438
Subject: LOOKING FOR TEDDY EWALD

Richard Gould wrote on May 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: REDMOND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Teddy Ewald and I both graduated from San Mateo High School (ca.) in 1946. After this he moved to Santa Cruz, Ca. then joined the Marines in '48. I joined the Marines in l950. We both ended up in the 7th Motor transport Battalion. Teddy got there a few months ahead of me. Soon after, we both transfered to the 3rd Bat. 1st Regt. Sometime around Dec. '51 Teddy was severely wounded at the Central Eastern front near "Luke the Gook's Castle." Since then I have never been able to locate him. If anyone has any information about Teddy, please contact me.
Semper Fi
Richard Gould

Keywords: 7th Motor Transport Battalion april'51 to nov'51
transferred to the 3rd Battalion first Regiment Oct '51 and served to april '52



Entry: 33786
Subject: UNIT HELP REQUIRED PYONG TAEK

John Ryder wrote on April 23, 2003


City and State: ZEPHYRHILLS FL

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in a motor pool assigned to (capt dale ward comming officer )bmf121 cant remember unit no or names other than Stevens (from Ms.) and Murphy (from tx) Need help fast anyone remembering John Ryder please e-mail and I'll give fon no.

Keywords: pyong taek (k6) 1953-1954



Entry: 33470
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BAT. SERVICE COMMAND FMF

Stephanie Maguire wrote on April 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Am looking for information on my fathers war service and anyone who may have known him. He was in the 7th Motor Transport Battalion Service Command FMF ( What does that mean?) 1-9-53 to 2-25-54 korea. His name was Thomas (Tom) Maguire he was from Iowa. He never talked about Korea but was very proud to be a Marine. He passed away in April of 2002 . Thank you for any info you have.

Keywords:



Entry: 31940
Subject: 7TH 'MOTOR T' IN NAM

George (Hap) Hazzard wrote on February 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: i'm looking for anyone who was with 7th motor t and was transporting I co 3rd bn 5th Marnes on a "rough rider" between chau li and da nang. this occurred in may '67. the convoy was hit with a hand detonated land mine. a driver named "willie" wiliams from the miami area was kiled. any help finding his family would be appreciatd. thanks. sgt "hap" hazzard

Keywords:



Entry: 31741
Subject: SEMPER FI BUCKEYE

Charles Feeny wrote on February 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit: H-S CO. 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I arrived Inchon 3oct52 was assigned to 7th motors comm section.I was tansferred to 1st amtracks april53 Would like to hear from anyone that was there at that time.

Keywords: major orem, capt.cashin,gunner mooney,tsgt.jack dugan, william watson,jerome sullivan,ted gembcynski



Entry: 28795
Subject: KOREAN VET

Ronald Richoux wrote on October 11, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HIDE-A-WAY LAKE MS

Unit: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN. D COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Something I wrote. Hope you enjoy. Let me hear from you



The United States Marine Corps Motto is Semper Fidelis   
    (always faithful)             The Marines Always Say Semper Fi

My wife, Becky, who teaches nursing, recently invited me to one of her classes? graduation ceremonies. After the ceremony, she introduced me to one of her favorite students. Her student in turn introduced me to her husband. To my surprise, she introduced me to him as a former Marine. He introduced himself as a sergeant on active duty, whose name is Sylvester Gordon . To my astonishment, he greeted me with a full hug and said, ?Semper-Fi, brother, Semper-Fi?. I backed away a couple of steps, and for the first time, looked into his eyes. He appeared to have just stepped out of a Marine Corps recruiting poster. We made small talk for a few minutes, and then he asked me when and where I had served in the Corps. I informed him that I had been in the long forgotten police action of Korea, with the First Marine Division. He looked at me with a surprised look and said, ?Sir, in no way have you or the Korean War been forgotten. I know you have not been forgotten in places that matter. Sir, you and Korea have not been forgotten in the Marine Corps. I know all about Inchon and the other great battles.? He then looked at me and said something I could not believe. He said, ?Sir, you honor me with your presence.? This was one of the few times in my life I felt as though a thank you was totally inadequate and probably sounded stupid.

   We talked for a while, and I then asked him a question. I told him that most of my adult life, people had asked me, ?What does Semper Fi mean?? To tell them it means ?always faithful? leaves out more than it explains. He said, ?All I can do with that question is to quote what is perhaps an overused phrase. To those who know, no explanation is necessary, and to those who do not, no amount of explanation is enough. However, to me, it means Marines will never return to safety without their wounded and dead comrades. Sir, that, to me, is Semper Fi?. I could not answer him.
   
   I told him that I was writing a book on the genealogy of my family and that some day I hoped to be able to write what Semper Fi meant to me. He gave me that same great smile and said, ?Sir, just think about it, and in time, I am certain you will do just that.?
I do not profess to be a poet, or a writer, but today, for reasons that I will never explain to anyone as long as I live, I have written my definition of ?Semper Fi.?

   I have written this in honor of every Marine of the First Marine Division who never returned from Korea. I have written this in memory of you because:        ©
            

{You Define Semper Fi}      

You were all so young when you died
and with all my honesty, to this day I never knew why.
All of my life I have been haunted as to why it was you and not I.
As God is my witness you define Semper Fi.

I saw some of you this very morning at 2:00 a.m.
You awakened me from my sleep screaming for help,
but as hard as I try I can never reach you.
Perhaps it?s because you look down from your place so high.
I know you are seated at the right hand of God,
You define Semper Fi.

From my same dream I saw an old man in the mirror of life
I questioned him carefully through a nervous cry
Why were they all so young when they died?
Why was it them and not I?
I recognized the old man as myself, and was shocked with his reply.
Oh you fool, do you not know why?
They were so much greater than you and I.
They were picked by God to define Semper Fi.

There are those who tell me that because of war, I am cursed.
I tell them, I saw some give it all up only a few years after their birth.
Those who tell me I must forget, I just ignore.
Do you not see? I must live with their memory all the days of my life
because out of it all they were the ones who made the supreme sacrifice
I was fortunate enough to have known them in their strife.
They were heroes enough to have been picked by God,to define Semper Fi.

I now know that in the twilight of my fall
I can live with it all, because once upon a time, in the prime of my youth
I knew a few good men who in honor stood tall.
They are the few and proud that I have known,
who made the sacrifice and answered the call.
As long as I live I will always have their picture in my mental file
because it is them alone who were picked by God, to define Semper Fi.

Written June -1998                Copyright-1998 ©
Sgt. Ronald Paul Richoux, Sr. 1182623               reshoe@datasync.com

Keywords: Served with D company 7th Motor transport from Aug 1951 to Oct 1952. I was always called Frenchie. I anm of French desandents and speak the language.



Entry: 28067
Subject:

Ronald (Ron) Fields wrote on September 6, 2002


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 28066
Subject: SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY GREAT UNCLE BILLY JEAN FIELDS

Ronald (Ron) Fields wrote on September 5, 2002


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello

I'm trying to find out about what happened to my Great Uncle Billy Jean Fields who was in A Company Transport Battalion. He was probably around 18 when he was the there. Did any of you know him. He was reported as having been captured around Dec. 11th, 1950 and having died as a POW by 4,1, 1951. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you

Ron Fields

Keywords: A Company 7th Motor Transport Battalion-Korea-Battle at Chosin



Entry: 25259
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN, D CO., KOREA

Stanley White wrote on May 5, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I landed at Wonsan in early to mid-November 1950 and was at Hangnam, Hungham, and assisted in the evacuation from Hungnam in December 1950. After Hungnam, we went to Pusan, and then an LST to Mesan. Served at Pohang, Wonju, and later to Japan and then in early 1952, to San Francisco, then home.

Keywords: Names I remember are Joe Fox, Stanley Waycliff, Bill McCool.



Entry: 23906
Subject: 7TH MOTOR 'T'

Johnny (Butch) Haw wrote on March 13, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served as MOS 2531 Field Radio Operator in 7th Motor Transport Battalion- 1st Marine Division, H and S Company, Communications Platoon, in Chu Lai and Danang, Vietnam, 1966 and 1967. Semper Fi Korean War Brothers!

Keywords: 7th Motor Transport Battalion- 1st Marine Division, H and S Company, Communications Platoon



Entry: 23200
Subject: LOOKING INFORMATION

Anthony F. Milanes wrote on February 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CALEXICO CA

Unit: CHARLIE COMPANY, 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am very interested in speaking to or meeting with some of my fellow Marines that I served with in Korea. Any information (addresses and/or phone numbers) would be very helpful. Thank you for any help.

Keywords: I was in the Charlie company of the 7th Motor Transport, in Korea during June 1952 through July 1953. I would like to receive a roster of my fellow Marines that served with me during that time.



Entry: 21602
Subject: ' D' CO 7TH MT.BN.

LeRoy Schmidt wrote on December 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like hear from anyone that was in Korea when the Division move back to Camp Pendleton in 1955

Keywords:



Entry: 20918
Subject: I REALLY NEED HELP

Tiffany Dameron wrote on November 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: My grandfather was in the Korean war. He didn't say anything really about it other than he got a Korean woman pregnant. He said he was 17 when he entered the war (1959). He died two years ago and left my mother looking for her long lost brother or sister. Now my aunt(his other only know daughter) has a rare disease and might need a kidney transplant. We need as much information on him as we can get to see if the disease runs in the family. If you know Corvan Fox, please e-mail me. My grandmother never stayed around long enough to raise my mother so we are pretty much looking for a miracle. If you know where to obtain his military ID number or discharge number, I would be much obliged.

Thanks,
Tiffany

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Entry: 18638
Subject: 7TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BN., KOREA

Bobby Powers wrote on August 12, 2001


City and State: ATHENS AL

Unit: 7TH MT BN. 1ST PLT, A CO.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: It is hard to remember names after so many years, but I still remember your faces and some of the experances that we had. Sure would like to hear from you guys that I served with in Korea. We were located at Munsun Ni very close to the Rail Head about 7or 8 miles below the Freedom Gate Bridge, I bet you crossed it many times.Pleas reply if possible. SEMPER FI. Bobby Powers

Keywords: Richard Ross, Ned Harris, B.L Webber etal



Entry: 18229
Subject: 7TH MTR. TRANSPORT

Danny Matthews wrote on July 24, 2001


City and State: ST. LOUIS MO

Unit: 1ST PLT. C COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was in c co. 1st.plt. 7th mtr.transport in korea from sept. 1952 to sept.1953, Would like to hear from someone that was there in that time period.
I remember some last names maybe some one may know
there whereabouts. Petroskie,Brown, Deaton and
Kearns

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Entry: 16926
Subject: B CO 3RDD PLTOON 4/52-4/53

Elwood (Tom) Raber wrote on May 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MD

Unit: BAKER CO. 7TH MOTORS (1952-53)

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: Want to here from anyone who served with Baker Co. 3rd plt. from April 52-53.

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Entry: 16511
Subject: TRUCK DRIVER

Frederick S. (Fred) Ploegstra wrote on May 12, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RUDYARD MI

Unit: 'D' CO., 7TH MT BN., IST MARINE DIV.

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments:
When they heard that I was coming, they signed
a Truce--I guess I should have come earlier!

I was there right after we moved back "South"
of MUNSONI railhead. Also was there for the POW
exchange, and until the Marines Pulled out.

I don't remember names--but do have a few pictures.

I was surprised to see this on my e-mail--glad someone is doing something like this.

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