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Korean DMZ 1980 to 1989


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Entry: 35470
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BUSHWHACKER

STAN NEU wrote on July 13, 2003


City and State: RACINE WI

Unit: BCO 1/38 3RD PLT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was with 3rd Plt Bco 1/38th Inf. When not in the field or on the Z I was a I guess a village rat in Toko Ri. My Buddy nick and I would head down town as soon as we could. Does anyone remember running the horn. Our 1sg was a real runner. I liked patrolling the Z and recall how cold the Chorwon valley got. any other ex Bushwhackers out there? Contact me Thanks Stan

Keywords: Bushwhacker


Entry: 35403
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

DAVID HYSONG wrote on July 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 122ND SIGNAL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for anyone who served with 122nd sig between 1987-1988. cadillac,foots,montaque,kim myung-wook brew crew ect.

Keywords:


Entry: 35239
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
8TH ARMY HONOR GUARD (1980-1981)

GERALD SMITH wrote on July 3, 2003


City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit: 8TH ARMY HONOR GUARD (1980-1981)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Have actual 8th Army Honor Guard yearbook published in 1981 if anyone interested in
obtaining perhaps a scanned copy.


Keywords: Soldier in the 8th Army Honor Guard 1980-1981.



Entry: 35204
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO 1/503 INF [CAMP HOVEY 89-90]

WILLIAM MAGLIO wrote on July 1, 2003


City and State: FL

Unit: A CO 1/503 INF [CAMP HOVEY 89-90]

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 34886
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WARNER IS HERE B BTRY 5/41 FA ( 1/10 FA) 87-89

DAVID WARNER wrote on June 15, 2003


City and State: TRAER IA

Unit: B BTRY 5/41 FA ( 1/10 FA)

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Anyone recognize any of this contact me.

Keywords: Pop Warner/ 1st secton Z- bandits/section cheif ssgt Zerban served 1987-1989 pcs to ft. lewis until ets


Entry: 34753
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RADAR SITE 1 AND 2

DANIEL MEEKS wrote on June 9, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would love to hear from all the 96R/17K Gang who was there from the time the Sites Opened Until the time the Sites Closed.
Daniel E Meeks


Keywords: Radar Site 1 and 2
B company 102nd MI
May 91 - May 92



Entry: 34706
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DO YOU JSA GLENN!

EDWARD ELLIOTT wrote on June 7, 2003


City and State: DETROIT MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hello to LIEUTENANT COLONEL Cushman and Major Snow (still got that fancy sidearm 44mag.) And the rest of my brothers in arms. I was always proud that I served with the best.

" IN FRONT OF THEM ALL SIR"

SP5 Edward A. Elliott


Keywords: UNCSG-JSA JUNE 80-81


Entry: 34670
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO 44TH ENG BN 1987-1988

EUSTACE NESBITT wrote on June 6, 2003


City and State: APO AE

Unit: DODDS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Trying to find anyone who was stationed in 44th Eng Bn Cmbt Heavy between 1987-1988 at Camp Mercer in the back of Kimpo Airport. I was in Aco motorpool along with Coffey, Davenport, Alfred, Church, just to name a few.

Keywords: Nez


Entry: 34596
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C 1/38 DMZ INCIDENT NOV 1984

TERRY NOLLEY wrote on June 3, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Russell Holt wrote:

>Comments: Looking for those that served with me >during the 9/85 to 12/85 DMZ tour. I remember a >young first Lt. by the name of Brown. Lt. Brown >one morning on GP Oulette was making the rounds >checking claymore with a tester. The Lt. got to >bullshitting with one of the troops and pickup a >real clacker instead of the tester clacker. The >result was a early morning claymore Blast into >NK. Anyone remember that incident or know what >became of Lt.Brown.

I am amazed that I don't remember that! I was stationed on Oulette during that rotation. I was in Sgt. Lyon's platoon in SSG Rodriguez' squad.

Maybe I was alseep when it happened :)

What I remember most from that tour was when I was manning that bunker nearest the MDL (the one that is manned 24 hours with the big bino's) and all of a sudden a few POP! POP! pistol shots went off from down the hill at PanMunJom and then all sorts of rounds started zipping by. I told PFC Denney to wire up the claymores and then got on the landline to the TOC and got a hold of our platoon leader. I remember he had a real short and common last name - it might be that same Lt. Brown - a real young guy with blonde hair. By that time you could hear HE rounds going off and continous automatic weapons fire. I remained at the bino's and I remember spotting several new North Korean postions because they all started standing up and looking around too!

And our reward for this? getting to march all the way back to Camp Hovey when our rotation was over at the DMZ.

BTW - do you remember Sculley? Me and him had the same flight back to the states and we stopped over at Yokota AB and when the plane took off again it had a hydraulic failure and we went off the runway and had to slide down those emergency chutes. I was happy! We got 3 free days in a Tokyo hotel!!!!!!! Hot Sake and a new nightlife to experience!!!


Keywords: Nightfighters, GP Oulette, 11/1984, DMZ, C 1/38


Entry: 34410
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DEFECTOR INCIDENT NOV 23RD 1984

PAUL MEHLOS wrote on May 26, 2003


City and State: S.R.B. FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Does anyone have any additional info on the firefight in the JSA area Nov 23rd 1984. After action rpts anything to assist the members of Alpha company 1/38th infantry to get the CIB and other awards for that fight. We were on QRF at Warrior base and reponded to their call for reenforcements. Since then all of the JSA guys have gotten the CIB and other awards . We were there.........did we get the same recognition?
Thank you


Keywords: 1/38th Infantry Alpha Company, bubba the dog, Captain Gary G Hewitt, cold steel a silent death


Entry: 34298
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DMZ-MP IMJIN SCOUT SHIRTS AND HATS..

RICK GRAHAM wrote on May 21, 2003


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 1/23RGT OR COMBAT ARMS,SCOUT PLT,

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: COME TO MY TOWN LAS ~VEGAS AND WE WILL HAVE FUN AND DE~BRIEF ON OGA~SHES (yobos) that are available for your REUNION`FUN.......we also are 40 miles away from world famous FRONT SITE training community........m-60 rentals available......excellent mogo from real ashi~mas !!!! no slicKY GIRLS.....will set YA upp!!!!

Keywords: I STARTED DMZ-MP ASSOCIATION IN 2000, and have 43 members wearing the RAID~STYLE DMZ-MP shirts and hats I provide......


Entry: 34252
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 102ND MI RADAR SITE 1

BILL SAUER wrote on May 18, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone stationed in B Company 102nd MI Radar site 1. I was stationed there from Nov 80 to Nov 81 and tdy from jan 82 to May 82

Keywords:


Entry: 34116
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
ANYONE 802ND COM/HEAVY ,EM PLT 4-85-4-86

STEVE KOCOL wrote on May 11, 2003


City and State: LAKE GENEVA WI

Unit: 802ND

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: if you served 802nd engr bt em plt apr 85 thru 86 ,let me hear from you . had a blast down range

Keywords:


Entry: 33551
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
543RD GEN DISP 1986

GILBERTO CARABALLO wrote on April 11, 2003


City and State: CAGUAS PR

Unit: 543RD GEN DISP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 543RD GENERAL DISPENSARY, TAEGU
377TH MEDICAL CO DUST OFF, TAEGU
OCTOBER 1984 - OCTOBER 1986
FLIGHT SURGEON


Keywords:


Entry: 33548
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B. BTRY, 2/61 85-86 HOVEY

RODNEY SHERMAN wrote on April 11, 2003


City and State: CLARION PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking to make contact with any B. Btry 2/61 ADA vets from July 85-86. I was in the commo shop with Korn. Looking back on it now, it was probably one of the best years of my life. What a time. Anyone at all, not neccessarily 2/61. but anyone from 85-86 who was a regular at Scottie's PLace?

Keywords: Hovey, Scottie's Place, B. Btry, "If it flies it dies and you'll find it in your eggs"


Entry: 33292
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
2ND COMPANY MP

TONY WARRINGTON JR. wrote on April 1, 2003


City and State: WYANDOTTE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hey I am looking for Mike Tettie from 85/88. If you may know where he is please email me at above address.
I would really like to talk to him again. Lot's to catch up on.
Thank you so much.


Keywords: Tony Warrington ; Camp Casey


Entry: 33277
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RADAR SITE #4

G.D. TAYLOR wrote on April 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit: E BTRY 25TH FA (TA) RS#4

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Lots of time on the Korean Peninsula, some good, some not so good, just the same it was an experience. Mostly remember the great view and the many many things that never saw the light of day in the Western Press. Plus a lot of good times.

Keywords: RS#4, E Btry 25th FA (TA), RS#7, RS#12, RS#13, Camp Liberty Bell, Camp Stanley, DMZ 80-84


Entry: 33255
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C CO. 1/38 INF DMZ 1985

RUSSELL HOLT wrote on March 31, 2003


City and State: PORT ORCHARD WA

Unit: C CO. 1/38 INF 1985-1986

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for those that served with me during the 9/85 to 12/85 DMZ tour. I remember a young first Lt. by the name of Brown. Lt. Brown one morning on GP Oulette was making the rounds checking claymore with a tester. The Lt. got to bullshitting with one of the troops and pickup a real clacker instead of the tester clacker. The result was a early morning claymore Blast into NK. Anyone remember that incident or know what became of Lt.Brown.

Keywords: C Co 1/38 Inf 1985-1986


Entry: 32980
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C COMPANY, 1/9TH 2ND ID, FB-4P1

CHRIS O'DONNELL wrote on March 21, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was there 85-86. About 1 month before I left, they moved our perminate quarters from 4P1 to the nice, new Graves. Anyone else remember that?

Keywords: Firebase 4P1


Entry: 32938
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CHOPPER CRASH 3/20/89 LANCE CORPORAL RONALD ALVIN JOHNSON

SANDRA HEMMES wrote on March 20, 2003


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: MARINES, 3RD EXPEDITIONARY UNIT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Lance Corporal Ronald Alvin Johnson died on March 20th, 1989 in a Helicopter Crash at Pohang, South Korea, U.S.S. Marine Corps. There were 36 men on that Helo, of which 18 or so died. My son was one of the dead.

Keywords: March 20, 1989 died in Helicopter Crash in Pohang, South Korea


Entry: 32898
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 2ND ST BN CAMP CASEY 79-80

JAMI MARTIN wrote on March 19, 2003


City and State: CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im trying to find old buddies of my husbands

Keywords: Edward P Martin B Co 2nd ST Bn Camp Casey 79-80


Entry: 32862
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
DMZ 1983-1984

RALPH DARROW JR. wrote on March 17, 2003


City and State: PIONEER CA

Unit: CO B 1/9 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: want to know more info. about firefight in dec. 1983 near guard post oullette.

Keywords:


Entry: 32655
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR ANY THIRD PLATOON 1989-1990

MICHAEL BROWN wrote on March 10, 2003


City and State:

Unit: JSA- JSF CO.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'LL NEVER FORGET THE YEAR I WAS THERE OR THE FAMILY I MADE. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE.

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANY RENEGADE OF THAT YEAR.


Entry: 32459
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
5/5 ADA 88-89 CAMP STANTON

JOHN ROSS wrote on March 3, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 5/5 ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We will never forget all of you who are currently serving our country.You Are not alone!! May god bless you and your families.Brian k Wilson where did you go?You were my best friend and helped me get through the hardest year of my life! A great experience,but I still have nightmares of leaving my daughter behind.You helped me along with the support of others as well and I will never forget you for it. We attended a rally sunday in Cleveland over 10,000 people came to say we support our troops! You can see the pics by going to www.glennbeck.com

Keywords: Do you want to go downrange???????????


Entry: 32445
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RAISE UP MANCHU!

DENNIS MARTIN wrote on March 2, 2003


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: HHC/ACO 1/9TH 85-86

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Things to remember: the morning of the Challenger disaster there was an Alert woohoo, had to be below 0, Mickey Mouse Boots, Weapons, Snow, and a nice LOOOOOOOOONG road march going in circles. Tequila Slammers @ the Heavy Metal Club and not making the Bridge in time so we broke into a bus at the Munson bus stop and slept there. Watching the Super Bowl @ 5am (Bears and Pats) at the Rec center at Greaves. The Halloween morning run from Liberty Bell to the Bridge and Back then Dressing up like KISS and getting really trashed at the NCO club then sneaking booze back to the Barracks (can I throw up here?)The Mission in Snow up to your A%S, Standing in the back of a dump truck watching over the guys as they shoveled sand to the road between Liberty Bell and the GP's.
Anyone else got any?
KEEP UP THE FIRE MANCHU!!


Keywords: Camps Greaves/Liberty Bell, Itawon, The Heavy Metal Club, Challanger Disaster


Entry: 32171
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B-BATTERY 2/17 FA CAMP PELLHAM

KENNETH NEGAARD II wrote on February 19, 2003


City and State: CALDWELL ID

Unit: BRAVO BATTERY 2/17 2ND INF DIV KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Bravo Battery 2/17 was the sacraficial gun battery for the JSA. I was on the special weapons team that handled the "Special Rounds" for our 155mm towed guns, if you know what I mean.
It means, if we have to fire those, no one goes home.

I am looking for Gordon / family, he commited suicide a few months after entering country, we never knew what ever became of him, they just told us to mind our own business. In fact several soldiers commited suicide during my tour, but each time the higher ranks would just hush it up, I guess to keep moral high, but I don't think it worked very well.
I witnissed many cover ups while I was there from 84-85. We killed a family of farmers working in their field when they mis-layed our artillery pieces. One time we shelled the hell out of bunch of defecting NK civilions that were up against the DMZ fence, only to push them back away from the DMZ to their death by the NK army. We went on many night missions to clear areas for our towed guns, only to find cut fences, then sneeking around to find and dispose of the NK. Some of us were at camp Pellham that thanksgiving day 84 when we got the alert, we were dropped in by BlackHawk to 4P1 to find all of our serious ammo broke open and loaded because a defector was crossing the DMZ. I find it all disheartening that none of this ever made the news and that those farmers families were paid off to keep quiet. But, I am not running the show here. Was or is there still a special reason for all the secrecy behind the many deaths and covered suicides that have happened on the DMZ? Looking for answers and a word from anyone that remembers this. I loved the Korean people, they seemed so grateful to have us there, and I always felt safe walking the street at night which didn't happen often as we were always in the field.
Thank God I got to serve under Reagan my entire time in service, but most of all, Pray for our Brothers on the DMZ holding the line each and every day, God Bless them and Keep them Safe.


Keywords: Guns of the DMZ


Entry: 32160
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
RANGER BUSHWACKERS

SHAWN SMITH wrote on February 18, 2003


City and State: BRADENTON FL

Unit: B CO, 2/503 INF, 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hello to any of the Ranger Bushwackers out there. The 1st SGT worked our asses till we dropped, but we came through it fine. I can still remember my days in Korea to this day. Especially the night trips to Tongduchon and Tokori. I bet you guys are still sweating out that soju and kimchi. I'll never forget the smell when the honey wagons would make their rounds. Talk about disgusting.

I don't think any of us will forget the mission during Christmas in 87 when we froze our asses off on that hill. We had to put our feet directly into the fires we built to keep from freezing when they didn't bring our cold weather gear or sleeping bags up.

I'll especially never forget the time the butter bar insisted I drive down the "road" that turned out to be a dry stream bed and we ended up driving through a ROK artillery base with all those round blue protective mask signs on the bunkers. You never saw 3 people as scared as us.

That damn tower at the DMZ was about the coldest I have ever been in my life. I've never been cold since. And Sgt Ruckelman did you ever come down from the coffee high that Rouse gave you? See what happens when those who don't know how, make coffee for you?

I'd never repeat that part of my life, but I am glad I met the people I did. Maldonado and Rouse drop me a line. And any of you other Bushwackers that survived.


Keywords:


Entry: 32111
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
FREEDOM BRIDGE INCIDENT

RAYMOND SIMPSON wrote on February 17, 2003


City and State: ROPER NC

Unit: CO/1ST 9INF BCO 1/9INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: during my 15 months in korea i was all i could be until my trauma in korea the life style was different. Are there anyone that remember the freedom bridge incident when there was five military soilder and one katusa where held at gun point that late evening .the year wasi believe it during the month or may or early june 1983.the guy that held us gun point name was pfc bufford its was avery stressplaceforme over there north korean infitator across there was a ssg shaffer was my sqad leader remember my brother from ohio i believe he was lead by the across the end of the bridgewithus .pfc only wanted to see his girlfriend down range.ihave night mare of the trauma .I came hear the north korean tellling us to go back home satying on alert alltjhe time no freedom no justice for dmz veternans its just like we donot assists we comew back to the state with no support from the veternans affairs . sirens going off all the time in korea its was avery bad experience for me.plane shot down while i was over there when they run truck and kill those marine .stonewall get tough or die

Keywords: freedom bridge trauma cco1/9inf bco 1/9inf
get tough or die
stonewall



Entry: 31781
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
102 MI BN ON THE DMZ 82-83

KEITH FINK wrote on February 6, 2003


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: B CO 102ND MI BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: KC 39 radio check

Keywords: gsr radar operator served on both guard post radar site 1 and 8


Entry: 31723
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP LIBERTY BELL - 89' 90' - A CO. 1/506

DANIEL ELLCEY wrote on February 4, 2003


City and State: MI

Unit: A CO 1/506

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE I SERVED WITH IN ALPHA COMPANY 1/506 AT CAMP LIBERTY BELL IN 1989 TO 1990. ESPECIALLY 1ST PLATOON.

Keywords:


Entry: 31657
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A 2/61 ADA MOST FORWARD DEPLOYED SOJURI ,MUNSAN 84-88

ANDY FLOOD wrote on February 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDYS FROM A261 ADA 84-88 TIME FRAME. SGT CLARK,SSG POWELL,SSG LUMBY,SPC. EDDIE EDMISTEN, REMEMBER FIRST SGT BRAZOS? SSG NICH KNUTH FROM WISCONSIN,NATHAN MCQUIRT,DUANE PRITCHET. A GUY NAMED JAROS FROM K.C.,OR ANY BODY THAT SERVED AT RC 4 DURING THAT TIME IS THE UNIT STILL THERE? WARRIOR !

Keywords: STINGER SECTION RATRATROL 84-88


Entry: 31398
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
BRAVO COMPANY 'HARDROCK' 1/9INF

IRWIN WILLIAMS wrote on January 20, 2003


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit: WEAPONS PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Being stationed on the DMZ I met some toughest soldiers in the military. The "Z" was the place to be in Korea. remember our Manchu Belt buckle. Camp greaves was toughest post in Korea.......everybody south of the Bridge was "SOFT"....1985 was the year....someone "Russian" ran across the Dmz my first day there.Remember the 80% personel at all times at Camp greaves......Hey Craig Jordan I'm on the same page in our Manchu Book.......remember "ACE"...he was killed on the Last Day of Desert Storm...They name a Park after him in New York

Keywords: Camp Greaves


Entry: 31340
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PLANET HQ HQ BATTERY 6/37 FA 81-82

DENNIS EDWARDS wrote on January 18, 2003


City and State: CHENEY WA

Unit: HQ HQ BATTERY 6/37 FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I too Sivived the planet. I served with the 6/37 in 1981-82 We had a great team of soldiers at that time I realy miss the Wild Bunch.

Keywords: HQ Battary 6/37 FA


Entry: 31014
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
MEDIC D CO 2ND MED 87-88

WILLIAM POQUETTE wrote on January 6, 2003


City and State: OAK GROVE KY

Unit: MEDIC, DCO/2NDMEDBN/2ND I.D.03/87-03/88,DUSTOFFNOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I myself have had many nightmares sinse my first tour of duty in korea. The only thing that seemed to stop them was my return 3 1/2 years later, as a flight medic. It seemed like my return had helped put a ghost to rest but I would find that to be a temporary thing. One that lasted the year of my return, now I live with it forever.

Keywords: MEDIC 2id (Warrior Base) 03/87-03/88, Flightmedic Dustoff North 10/91-10/92.
William E. Poquette. 91B2FY1(Goat Killer)



Entry: 31009
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C 1/38 FA 1982-83

ROLAND R. (RAY) HENSLEY wrote on January 6, 2003


City and State:

Unit: C BTRY 1/38 FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Happy to hear from any Steel Battalion vets.

Keywords: C 1/38 FA 1982-83


Entry: 31001
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
C BTRY 1/38 FA....CHARLIE STEEL

ROLAND R. (RAY) HENSLEY wrote on January 6, 2003


City and State: BRODHEAD KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers or was assigned to 1/38 FA (Steel Behind the ROK or Steel Battalion) on Camp Stanley before the unit was de-activated and the guidon went to the Hall of Colors in Sept. 1983. The unit then became 8/8 FA. I was there from 82-83. Capt.John Houston was the battery commander, but I can't remember Top's name. I do remember that Smoke's name was Voorhees, and I think he was from New York state. The Motor Sgt was an E6 name of Santo Domingo (my section chief in the motor hole), we called him "Sto" I remember what a great time that year was (though memories are a bit fuzzy).

We had this one young private in the motor pool who was gullible as hell. I would always send him looking for shit like skyhooks, lanyard grease, bolt stretchers or a five-gallon bucket of muzzle blast! What made it so funny was the poor guy would fall for it every time for about the first 3 months in country.

I remember another guy, his last name was Rossi. When we were in the field for Op Team Spirit, me and Billy Thompson cut all of the numbers off the bottom of a DD314 (equipment maint. record), put them in a plastic bag, stapled it shut and put a tag on it with a bogus stock number written on it. It looked just like any other thing from the log center. Me and Billy went down to the gun line and I hollered to SSG Barber, gun 3 section chief, that his new collomator numbers had just came in from the rear. At first he just kind of gave us this "Who the fuck you guys think you're messin' with" kind of look, then it hit him what we were doing. He yelled at Rossi (an E4 over 6!) to get his ass ovwer there and secure those collomator numbers untill we got back to garrison. He carried those with him until we got back to the rear after the FTX. What made it even funnier, though, was when we got back to the motor pool for recovery, another private actually tried to take the collomator apart to replace the numbers!

Firebase 4P1 was a hell of a lot of fun. Nothing like a speedball at 0330 during a monsoon.

I would like to hear from anyone from 1/38 FA, especially Bailey, Woody, Pierce (Everyone called him "Hawkeye" until he gained about 20 pounds from too much beer and Yaki Mo Du...Then we called him "Hogbody"), Billy T., Nienhuiser, Bachman, Spider and all the rest of the 'viile rats that hung at The Nice Club (Nice? What a fuckin' dump!)


Keywords: Charlie Steel, Ko San Dong, Mon Ga Da, Ouijongbu, Song San Ni


Entry: 30857
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
A CO 1/9 INF; ACO 1/506INF AND HHC 1/506 INF(SCOUTS)

JOHN MILLS wrote on January 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit: A CO 1/9 INF; ACO 1/506INF - HHC 1/506 INF(SCOUTS)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: THE DAYS IN THE "Z" ARE THE BEST DAYS IN THE MILITARY FOR ME. I MET SOME OF THE FINEST AND FOCUSED SOLDIERS IN THE US ARMY WHILE CONDUCTING THE DMZ MISSIONS.

Keywords: I WAS A PATROL LEADER/SQD LDR IN A CO 1/9INF(MANCHU) 84-86, PATROL LEADER/PSG A CO 1/506 INF and HHC 1/506INF(SCOUTS) 88-90


Entry: 30636
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

TONY HUGHES wrote on December 25, 2002


City and State:

Unit: HHC 2/72 ARMOR SCOUT PLATOON 1987-1982 AND HHC 1/5

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I served in the Scout Platoon of HHC 2/72 from 1986 to 1987. 15 months later I was on my way back to Korea to serve 2 years with HHC 1/5th Infantry scout platoon under the command of Captain Dave Harbison from 1989 to 1991. I remember the good times of DMZ patrol, the cold nights on ambush getting rained on, the batallion pt after a night of drinking ob and soju while being conducted by LTC David Hunt. I have kept in touch with a few friends who served there and ran across a couple from the Batallion while I was stationed in the 3rd ID in Germany and the Desert Storm. Hope to hear from anyone who was there, still have the batallion yearbooks, retired now and living in Nevada.

Keywords:


Entry: 30581
DMZ 1980 TO 1989

TIM DRISCOLL wrote on December 22, 2002


City and State: HAZELTON ID

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Anyone from the tomahawks out there? remember the horn-runs while sweating out the soju? I remember Diaz Tribianti, Mark Podel, Jhonson, Green, Hammond, Morgan,Dan Sanchez, PLT SFC Johnson, Squad Leader Sgt Pettigrew, i will never forget messing with the KATUSAs daily! and the runs in BJA. Of course i was an alley rat from hell. E-mail me you guys! i am still alive in Idaho and miss the Army! Tim Driscoll

Keywords: Aco 1-23rd Infantry Rgt Scalp hunters 1983-84


Entry: 30567
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
B CO 44TH ECB (HV) 1988

JOHN GUIDONI wrote on December 22, 2002


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: B CO 44TH ECB HV

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: arrived in korea jan 1988 assigned to b co spent 3 months ops sgt then took over as plt sgt went to munsan worked on 4p3 for 9 months wanted to extend but i was getting a divorce form my wife CO said no, 1sg devente was 1sg the whole time i was there any out there that remembers me email me please 44th engineers was the best assignment i had in my 21 years of service

Keywords: 4p3 project in 1988, sgt keith heydt sqd ldr camp nimble


Entry: 30443
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
GP COLLIER / FP 4-P-1, 1ST BN, 15TH FA, 1982

JEFF CONNER wrote on December 17, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 1ST BN, 15TH FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a FIST Chief with the 15th FA in support of the 23rd Infantry (Tomahawks) at CP Liberty Bell and at GP Collier. Later, I was assigned to B Battery, 1-15th FA when they were at FB 4-P-1 in October.

At "0-dark thirty" one cold night in late October, a flock of pheasants running straight toward a US patrol, caused the quick reaction force from Warrior Base to roll and we at 4-P-1 brokeout our combat load. Until the birds were properly identified we were ready to start an international incident! Personally, I think we could have taken that flock of pheasants without artillery support - though an accurate body count may have needed illumination rounds!

Does anyone remember the UFO incidents in the DMZ during the spring of 1982?

Does anyone know the whereabouts of LT Frank Randon, assigned to the Engeneer Battalion at CP Pelham 1982-1983,(now probably an Engineer LTC)?

"FIRST TO FIRE"


Keywords: GP Collier, FB 4-P-1, CP Liberty Bell, CP Kitty Hawk, CP Stanley, Uijongbu, OP 5, Storey Impact Area


Entry: 30110
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CCO 1/31[M]INF

KEVIN PAPINEAU wrote on December 3, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:
Looking for anyone who served 1981-1982 Cco1/31[m]inf camp howze.if any of you guys have come out of your soju coma send me an email.looking for pfc pete keene,pfc charlie jackson,sgt hicks,ssg rivera,ssg charles,ssg taylor.I was asst.armorer and c13 track driver.Lots of good and bad times,Remember guard post ouellett May 1981?bunker#5 honcho


Keywords: camp howze, guard post ouellette,


Entry: 29909
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1/23 INF AND 1/38TH INF.

ROBERT MORLEY wrote on November 26, 2002


City and State: YELM WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I spent four tours of duty on Camp Hovey first as a Tomahawk in C Company and then in HHC back in 1976-1977 and 1979-1980. When I went back in 1982-1984 I was in B co 1/38th Infantry and then back in A Company 2/503 Infantry from 1986-1988. My times in Korea are all good ones. I remember the times in Toko-Ri and TDC, the DMZ, the sobering PT runs, the hill that came crashing down that evening as we walked by on our way to catch a cab to TDC, and more. As I have since retired from the Army I was just thinking back to those times as I scanned through this web site.

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Entry: 29856
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
USMC CSSD-35

HYLE CAMPBELL wrote on November 24, 2002


City and State: HAYWARD CA

Unit: 3RD FSSG, ELMACO, CSSD-35

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Spent time on detachment in Korea in 84. We built what
I think is now called Marine Expeditionary Camp,
Pohang. We lived in the in the field for months, GP
tents, no real showers or toilets. We had to be given
occasional Cinderella Liberty just to take a shower. We
tried bathing in the rivers between the rice paddies until
we were told they were full of shit. They would truck us
to the nearest location with a bath house. It seems dumb
now that we would get our boots shined, because one
good rain and we would be painted with mud, and it
rained a little every day.

Strangest place to see machine gun turrets in the city
streets and to be required to wear cammies even in town
on leave. The girls would steal our covers and run into
the clubs. They knew Marines would not be outdoors
without a cover. (thats another story)

We worked with the ROK marines on patrols and
excercises. Most of the time I had no idea where we
were at. We were trucked all over the place. We always
had ammo and rifles and would hear gunfire
occasionally at night. We were never directly involved in
any firefights and im glad. It was scary to be out with the
ROK Marines because I never exaclty knew where we
were.

My summary is that Ive never met a people so greatfull
for the american sacrifice to keep them free, and Ive
never been to a place so ready to explode into war.

Semper Fi

Hyle Campbell
Vet USMC CSSD-35 Korea 1984


Keywords: CSSD-35, PoHang


Entry: 29804
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
2ND MP CO 1980

RAY (TESS) TESSICINI wrote on November 22, 2002


City and State: AGAWAM MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I remeber the rok just like it was yesterday. what an expeirance. remember the payroll escorts did a lot of those worked in 2nd plt jan/apr then got transfered to hq plt and worked at the pmo awol ap sectionunder ltc cole and brizee also was the serious incident report clerk (SIR) remember the story of maxwell and how about the armorer firing of the 45 in the arms room and landing in the bed of a 2nd plt mp

Keywords:


Entry: 29534
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CSC 1/9TH INFANTRY CAMP GREAVES KOREA 1982-1983

JAMES KARANIKOLAOU wrote on November 13, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 1/9TH INF. 2ID. CAMP GREAVES KOREA DMZ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Pfc White ran across DMZ with an M16, some CEOI's,
Maps and other Military Information, He learned to speak Korean. I saw a Propaganda leaflet in a Korean Graveyard of White standing with Chinese and Soviet Officers his hands looked like they were handcuffed behind his back. I got a letter from my Mom with a newspaper article about White.
I talked to one guy who said he saw White and was not given permission to shoot him as he was defecting. He was on duty at a certain GP. The Chinese defector flew to Korea from China and was seeking Political Assylum from Communist China, some of us were visiting a village when we heard an Alert Siren and started running for the place our bus was parked at a military insyallation. The HQ commo guy had gotten a Venerial type infection and was not allowed to see his girlfriend in a nearby village south of Freedom Bridge--imJin River. So he freaked out and took a rifle / machine gun M16 and fired shots across the DMZ toward the North. I think he got 6 years for that. I have had many strange encounters while stationed at Camp Greaves. I am convinced that some of the Korean clubs and cathouses had Communist sympathizers and were performing light interrorgations as the GI was sleeping after a heavy night of drinking or whatever else. I saw quite a few good soldiers mess up while at Camp Greaves. There was just too many incidents with soldiers acting out and causing problems requiring Military Justice and a lot of counseling. Soldiers in positions of authority or in specialized operations were targeted and used as pawns. From girls getting pregnant and trying to get approval to live in the United States to making a Soldier worry because he cannot see his girlfriend from a Venerial Disease. Questions asked subtley while intoxicated or asleep. Civilians working in the Camp could relay info. to others about certain operations and events that compromise our security in the area. Some of the villages that were closer to the DMZ had Communist sympathizers and could have helped certain North Korean Agents that had infiltrated the south and were not caught.


Keywords: PFC WHITE American Defector---Chinese MIG Defector
HQ Commo Wireman fired shots over DMZ with M-16.



Entry: 29082
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
CAMP HOWZE 85-86 'SCOUTS'

MICHAEL BAUMAN wrote on October 27, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hi all..i served from 85-86 at camp howze, 13 mths of fun...loved the ville at night but loved my patrols on the dmz during the summer better!! Was pointman, compass man on 42 patrols, day..and night ambush..sleeping on cots all summer.I remember putting camo on at midnight.. being drilled by officers for 3 inspections before we could do our patrol...i remember getting the map,memorizing the legs of my patrol..doing night patrols and looking behind me and seeing dark..remember being called by the towers saying we had 8 people on our patrol from there scopes but we had only 6!! happened twice!! they were maybe 40 meters behind according to our debriefings...remember wading through rice paddies..trying not to be seen by n.k...much more............i also went through rok ranger school..very good memories...duckwalks.pushups in water,,running the hills..and the slide for life at end...remember team spirit..froze my butt off for 45 days!!..many wakeups for guard duty as private...mickey mouse boots...trading mres for hot rice with some kids...feel like i remember every day there..if anyone knows me or others from this time be glad to hear from you!!

Keywords: dmz,howze,rok ranger,scouts,


Entry: 29060
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
PLEASE CONTACT HHC, 44TH ENGR BN (CBT)(HVY)

DANIEL (NICK) NICHOLSON SR. wrote on October 25, 2002


City and State: SAYRE PA

Unit: HHC, 44TH ENGR BN (CBT)(HVY)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was in contact once with Ken Cox, reference the 44th ENGINEER BATTALION ASSOCIATION -ALUMNI. I WOULD LIKE INFO FROM ANYONE THAT KNOWS OF THIS ORGANIZATION. I AM INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP.

Keywords: I was in charge of the Arms Room, Headquarters and Headquaters Company. Known by friends as SGT. Nick.(1981)


Entry: 28724
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 1/38 INF

JAMES STREBE wrote on October 8, 2002


City and State: APPLETON WI

Unit: 1/38 INF CSC REDEYE PLATOON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Does anybody know what ever happened to 1/38 Inf and I think it was the 1/23 Inf that was stationed at Camp Hovey? in the 1970's and 80's. It appears that they are no long there??. Also is it really true that hey now have fast food in camp Casey (Taco Bell, Mc Donalds).. Wow must be nice. I can't beleive it has changed that much. I have even heard that the barracks are just as good as the one in CONUS.

Keywords:


Entry: 28722
DMZ 1980 TO 1989
1/38 INF CSC REDEYE PLATOON 80-82

JAMES STREBE wrote on October 8, 2002


City and State: APPLETON WI

Unit: 1/38 INF CSC REDEYE PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was in the ROK (Camp Hovey) from 1980 until 1982
Or village was Toko Ri I did two tours on the DMZ. I can still hear the thunder of the axe handles we used to beat on the bed of the deuce and a half as we rode to our patrol drop off point. I can remember when I pulled guard duty at the TOC at Camp Kitty Hawk, (Now called Camp Bonifas) the ground would freeze in the winter it would set off the land mines. Does anybody know what happened the the 1/38 Inf at Camp Hovey? It can't find it. I don't think it is in that camp anymore?


Keywords: Redeye CSC 1/38 Inf Toko Ri Camp Hovey Camp Kitty Hawk Camp Liberty Bell



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