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276 Entries
Stephen Bunker Email
11/07/11

Location City/State (Now): Barrington, NH

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? YES

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. DMZ Korea 1965

What Unit(s)? Myself

Comments:

Arrived in Korea via USS MITCHELL in June 1965. I was in the 1st Cav Div about two weeks. 1/9 Cav. July 1, 1965 we became 2nd Inf Div. 4/7 Cav. Custers outfit. Gary Owen

Don Degood Email
11/02/11

Location City/State (Now): Marysville,Ohio 43040

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? 1951-52 Korea/Japan

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. Far East Command

What Unit(s)? web page

Comments:

Medic with 1st platoon company "B" 8th Engineers Combat. 1st Cav Div.

Don Scurka Email
10/28/11

Location City/State (Now): Willowick/OH

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. Korea 1959-1961

What Unit(s)? Google Search

Comments:

APO 24

Jim J Email
10/25/11

Location City/State (Now): MI

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes tdy to the DMZ

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. Korea

What Unit(s)? self

Comments:

I see a new post - Richard Novak - I e mailed him - interested

to see if he was the trooper that shot me - thought we were

N Korean line crousers!

If its him I sure would like to let him know everything is OK.

 

jim jj

richard novak Email
10/23/11

Location City/State (Now): davison michigan 48423

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. hq co 1st recon 1st cav

What Unit(s)? self

Comments:
looking for anyone from hq company s-4 section

Orlando S. Hernandez Email
09/07/11

Location City/State (Now): Pensacola, Fl 32504

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? A TRP,1ST SQD, 9TH CAV

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. DEC 1966-APR 1967, VIETNAM

What Unit(s)? Browser

Comments:
I was one of two medics assigned to A Trp, 1st Sqd, 9th Cav (RECON) before being transferred to the 101st 2nd Bn/502nd RECON in April of 1967. I was in Vietnam from Dec 1966 to June 1968.  I knew PFC Roy Colyn Green who was killed after stepping on a land mine right after exiting from the helicopter to begin our Search and Destroy mission.  He was a good man and I can still remember him writing letters home whenever he got the chance.  
"Doc" Hernandez

Frank Seafler Email
09/07/11

Location City/State (Now): Elkview Wv

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 3rd Medium Tank Bn40th Armor E Co

What Unit(s)? Me

Comments:

No Comments

jerome norton Email
08/26/11

Location City/State (Now): middletown ri

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1958-1960 korea 9cav north of freedom bridge dmz

What Unit(s)? computer

Comments:

i am looking for any one who served with my husband in korea he was an arrmored intellegece specialist just looking for some one to refresh his memories pls anyone who can help

John Withers 
08/25/11

Location City/State (Now): Sarasota Florida

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1962/63 B Co. 1St.BG 8th Cav !st Cav Div

What Unit(s)? Returning Visitor

Comments:
 

Looking for anyone who served in Korea during that time period.
I have type 11 Diabetes  andI feel I was exposed to Agent orange. Does anyone know anything about the use of chemicals during this time. please email me info.
Thanks John

jerry glenn smith Email
08/17/11

Location City/State (Now): lubbock texas

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1958-1958 dmz police co

What Unit(s)? john maclean

Comments:
I have been in contact with jj julien, pete yancick and clair rojohn since we were there at the same time and they were interested in pictures that I had taken. Jim told me about john so thats how this all started. nice to hear from guys that were there and can relate to the times. will return later.   glenn

Robert Withrow Email
08/16/11

Location City/State (Now): Mississippi

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

What Unit(s)? found by yahoo search

Comments:

looking for information for my dad.

Elijah Daniels, Jr. Email
08/15/11

Location City/State (Now): Landover, Maryland

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? No.

What Unit(s)? self

Comments:
Just trying to find anyone who served with me either in Co. C, 1/72nd Armor, 2nd Inf Div, Camp Casey, Korea in 1977. Also, those I served with in Co. B, 1/72nd (After I got into a fight and an Article 15 with transfer). It would be good to hear from those who frequent Pop's Store and The7 Club in Tonduchon. Old times!!!

Michael W. Hoffman Email
08/11/11

Location City/State (Now): Bryan, Ohio,

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1964-1965 HQ, 13th Signal Bn. Camp Howze

What Unit(s)? Michael Hoffman

Comments:

Looking for Steve Chavez and William Hurth that worked with me in the photo lab

James Anthony Email
08/03/11

Location City/State (Now): Milliken, CO

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes 1958-1960/1965

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. Korea/Vietnam

What Unit(s)? No One

Comments:

Just stopping by again and updating my email address.

Al Comeau Email
07/20/11

Location City/State (Now): Waterbury, CT

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. Nov 1965 - Dec '66

What Unit(s)? another member

Comments:
I was an early replacement to the unit at An Khe (Camp Radcliffe).  I was serving in Germany and volunteered for service in Vietnam and damn proud to have served.

Bob F. Harris Email
07/17/11

Location City/State (Now): Evansville, IN

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. HQ. Co., 2nd B/G, 4th Cav., Camp McKenzie - Feb. 1961 thru May 1962

What Unit(s)? self

Comments:

I was the NCOIC of the 4th Cav. Education Center #193 at Camp McKenzie. Taugh 8th grade equivalency classes to E-7s and above. Also GED classes for those who didn't have their H.S. Diploma. Would like to hear from the guys who were there with me. Lewis, Sweeney, Dave Blake.

STUART C. HICKS Email
07/10/11

Location City/State (Now): ORANGEVALE, CA

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? YES

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. FOX CO, 7TH CAV, KOREA 1950

What Unit(s)? NO ONE

Comments:

Wounded in action Oct 19 1950.near Wageon Korea  Sent to hospital in Kobe, Japan, later assigned to R&R  center in Osaka. which later moved to Nara Japan.

Stan Aksamit Email
06/29/11

Location City/State (Now): Goodyear, AZ

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? was with the 1st Cav

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 15th S&T Hq, Munsan-ni 1964-1965

What Unit(s)? web search

Comments:
I was doing a web search for Munsan when I came across this site. I noticed a man was looking for a map, AMS series L851, Libby Bridge area. I was a draftsman and I believe I have a map of that area. It's a 4 section map taped together and very old. It measures 36" x 36" which can be reproduced. I also have a few photos of the map. If anyone is interested they can email me.

I'm going to familiarize myself with this interesting site.

John wrenn Email
06/29/11

Location City/State (Now): Seattle, WA

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1961-1962 2 BG 12 Cav

What Unit(s)? self

Comments:

Served 16 month tour via Cuban missile crisis. We were issued ammo and sent to our hold positions where we remained for most of the day. Cold winters, hot summers, kimchee, warm floors, Quonset huts, 5 gallon can barrel space heaters, houseboys, and a lot of other memories.

After 16 months I wanted to go home, but as I sat in the back of the deuce and a half I was filled with a sense of loss. The camaraderie was now gone.

We were lucky we had a theater, bowling alley, library and snack bar.

Bruce Miller Email
06/29/11

Location City/State (Now): Norwalk, CA

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, Hq. & Service Batteries, March, 1960 - April, 1961

What Unit(s)? John M.

Comments:
John,
      Great site, as always.  Amazing, isn't it, how nostalgic we get, as we age, for those "old days, when we were young, and soldiers"!
      Vivid memories continue to percolate down as I talk regularly with several Starbuck's coffee buddies who are either Korea or Vietnam vets.  Words like /C-Rations (my favorites were peaches, or applesauce, or -----?),  blister bags, (remember how hot and nasty a drink out of those suckers was on a hot, humid, dusty day?),  guard mount, (recall how you always hoped to make supernumerary, the man, so you didn't have to freeze or sweat your buns off walking a post or standing in a guard tower over the concertina wire on the perimeter?  midnight curfew, when you just wanted to spend some more time in that "hootch" in the vil, or have another beer or two?   And last but not least, the two a.m. siren or claxen, an alert, the sergeant yelling "saddle-up", we're moving up on the Z!"  Great times all, at least in the memory of this old soldier!     

jim Curlee Email
06/27/11

Location City/State (Now): cleburne, Texas

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Basic Training, Ft Hood July and August in Ft Hood Texas

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. basic in 1959

What Unit(s)? self referral

Comments:

I was stationed as a Buck Sgt. at Camp Snow which is at the intersection we called Mickey Mouse Corner.
6th Battallion, 20th Artillery, Honest John Rocket and 8 inch Artillery.
Winters were bad but not muddy. Summers were bad. Some of that mud was human waste.

I came to the Unit directly from Army Security Agency, holding a Top Secret Crypto Clearance and travelling on Letter Orders.
My Company Comander and Battallion Commander were a bit suspicious of me all the time.

Back then, you could wonder about a fellow with a Top Secret Clearance but you had to be careful how you asked. You could not ask him. You had to avoid the question, "Do you have a need to know?" Curiousity was not valued in that time.

I served 13 months at Camp Snow. I contracted Hepatitis there and was down a couple of months.

Mr. Minh was employed as NCO Hootch Custodian. I could never call him a Houseboy like the other NCO's did. He was a better man than any of us.
He was about 40 years old, 6 ft 2 inches tall and 225 pounds.
He had served as a Sneaky Pete in the War.
His Family Bloodline was all Korean, having avoided mixing with the Japanese in the 45 year Occupation by the Japanese.

Mr. Minh looked more like a Chippewa.

Mr. Minh said that the Sneaky Petes, by convention, agreed to wear their hair long in the North and shave it in the South.
Both groups wore black silk Pajamas and worked mostly at night.
He said that if you felt someone place his hand on your head, at that point, if his head and yours was the same, you lived, If different, you died.
In one hand is your head and in the other hand is the knife.

I am amazed to see the progress in Infrastructure in South Korea since I have returned. There are Superhighways and Cloverleaf intersections. there were dirt roads and very little blacktop in 1964.

Most of the tall buildings in Seoul back then were built using bamboo for beams.

I admired the Koreans for perseverance.

Thanks, Jim Curlee, Sgt. E-5








Jerald Clark 
06/16/11

Location City/State (Now): Candler,NC

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1960-1962 Hq Co, 2nd B/G 4th Cav

What Unit(s)? just browsing

Comments:
I was a medic with the 4th Cav. Would like to hear from some of the great guys I served with.

Robert Johnson Email
06/16/11

Location City/State (Now): Collinsville, Ohio

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yes

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. May, 1964--June, 1965, 545th MP Co. North Camp Custer

What Unit(s)? Garryowen

Comments:

Always interested in anything about the 1st Cav.  This is the best site I have found.  Still exploring it and the deeper I dig, the more interesting it gets.

SysOp Email
05/30/11

Location City/State (Now): Ventura, CA

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Yup!

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1959-60 Korea DMZ

What Unit(s)? Self

Comments:
All Visitors Please Note:
 
If you are going to leave your comments and if you want them seen (Approved), DO NOT click the "Private" box!!  In fact any entries left with a private email address will be deleted.  Here is a partial reason why (As of late we have had 4 separate signings with the private box checked (DO NOT USE MY EMAIL link) with text similar to this;

"If you served with me during that time, please send me an e-mail".
 
That is the same as asking someone to call you on the phone and then refuse to give them your phone number!!  DUH!!

 
Now, I note here that no matter what, the other visitors will not see or otherwise have your email address even if you leave the PRIVATE box unchecked!  Checking the box only ensures that your message will not be published!
 
Your email address is secure until YOU send from your email account!  So don't check the %!#$ private box if you want your message shown.  Sheesh!!



                      - John -


P.S. I have repeatedly asked the guestbook folks to remove the "Private" email option as it has no business being there in the first place!  So far they are refusing to do so even after admitting that it is a good idea!

UPDATE: While the word PRIVATE is still shown, the check box has been removed so this issue is now moot.


4th time reposted!


"SysOp" is a contraction for "System Operator", a throwback to land line Bulletin Board days.  SysOp is now synonymous with "Web Master".

john f spinella Email
05/30/11

Location City/State (Now): 107 sharon lane greenlawn ny 11740

Are/Were you 1st Cavalry? Hdq co 7th calv medical co.

If yes, when and where did you serve with the 1st. Cav. 1957-1958 korea

What Unit(s)? john spinella

Comments:
Hello--
      I was in the calv from jan 1957 to april 1958 in Korea. I was in Hdq co 7th calv medical Co. I drove a litter jeep Before being in the Calv before they rotated to Korea I was with the 24th Inf division 34th Inf reg. Medical Co. I took heavy weapons training in Fort Carson Colorado. When arriveing in Korea at replacement co I met some medics from NY and I think they may have changed my MOS to 911 which is a medic. I think thats how I got to be assignned to a Medical Unit. I also was on the carbine team for 6 months we practiced for 3 months for the first Regimental match which was the 34th Ing regimental match which was held at the 69th field arttillery compound thats where the range was. We won that match and then went back to our units. At that time the fisrt Cal Division rotated from Japan to korea. All we did was to switch patches. Then I got to call for the 2nd carbine team which was going to be a division team.
They took all the high shooter from the regimental match and put them in the first calv division team. At that time we slept at the range and practiced for another 3 months for the next match.
We took first and second place in that match. That was one of the best times I had in the service. After we won that match they took high shooter and put them into the M1 Garrand rifle team which i was a part of but never got to shoot in a match because my drop come down and I shipped back to the U.S.If any body remembers me send me a e-mail I know its over 50 years but some one might remember me.
                John F Spinella
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