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712th Transportation Battalion Railway Operations


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.


   712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion

   Robert G Shannon

   Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Planner









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Entry: 87065
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
CO C CHANGYANGNI KOREA 712TH TBRO

BILL HELLENBERG wrote on August 24, 2013


City and State: ST PAUL MN

Unit: CO C 712TH TBRO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Like to hear from anyone stationed in Changyangni or Youngdongpo

Keywords:


Entry: 83487
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
PFC ROBERT JOHN MAGER

ROBIN CATHCART wrote on June 27, 2012


City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit: HHC, 50TH ARMORED DIVISION, NJARNG

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My late cousin, Robert John Mager, served as an
Enlisted Soldier in the Battalion during the Korean
War.

If anyone remembers serving with him during the
period April 1951 to Aprikl 1953, please contact me.

Thank you all for your service to our country!


Keywords:


Entry: 81710
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
ADDITIONAL INFO FOR OTTO VOLKERT

OTTO VOLKERT wrote on January 11, 2012


City and State: AUSTIN MN

Unit: CO.B 712TH TBRO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served May 19 53 to Sept 51. Diesel Electrician etc

Keywords: Co B at Chang Yang Ni Korea Rail round house north of
Seoul.
Battalion Hdqd.@ Young dong po



Entry: 81293
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
MY FATHER SERVED MAY 53-SEPT 54

OTTO VOLKERT wrote on December 11, 2011


City and State: AUSTIN MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I would like any people that served with my Father in
Korea to contact him. He is doing well. My Mom and
Dad celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary today.
He married the one who waited for him while he served.
I am sure that he would be very happy if any unit
members out there contacted him. His email is
ovolkert@charter.net


Keywords:


Entry: 80099
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
ANYONE KNOW BERNARD ROBERT MEEHAN

DISMAS MEEHAN wrote on August 24, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:  


Entry: 80020
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
ALOYSIUS (AL) MATONAK

EILEEN MATONAK wrote on August 17, 2011


City and State: WATKINSVILLE GA

Unit: CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: His friend and bunk buddy was Al Singer and they called them the Jersey boys. They were from N.J. -basic at Fort Dix N.J. then went to Ft. Eustic, Va. for school and then shipped to Korea.
I did not meet my husband until 1954 and he never talked about the service. I am trying to find out all I can about him in the army.


Keywords: in charge of Railway at nijongbu station 1951-52
have pictures that I would like to share of my husbands album (rip 2007)
Also have a picture of a Capt. Williams at the christmas party dancing in Dec. 1951 if anyone knows of him, I will gladly send it. 



Entry: 76230
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
ANYONE FROM YOENG-DUNG-PO RAILYARD.

JOLENE FISHER wrote on September 23, 2010


City and State: WINONA MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My friend Harold Dee Vanwinkle was a dozer operator on what he calls "yum-dum-poe". it was a rail yard and prison island. he was there in 52-53. he has photos of a guy he calls "osborne" he would like to have some news of a William F. Staffy from New Madrid Missouri, and A.D Striblin a colored soilder from Alabama or Georgia he has photos of Mr.Striblin as well. Names may not be spelled correctly as many things arent in his records. Mr. VanWinkle was in the 10th infantry.. He sailed over on the General M.M. Patric in May of 1953 and came home on the W.m. Black. My friend has the sharpest mind and memory of any person I.ve ever known. He never forgets a date or location or name.He is a living history book, please share any thing you can with us. thank you

Keywords: Yoeng-dung-po, yongdong-po, railyard, prison


Entry: 75943
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
SEEKING PEOPLE WHO KNEW MAX A.KNECHTEL

BRITTANI KNECHTEL-BUZZELLI wrote on August 27, 2010


City and State: ELLWOOD CITY PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Was in the 712th transportation battallion and
was a cpl. And served from 1953-1955. If there
is is anyone out there who remembers him or
has photos of him please contact us. Thank u.


Keywords:


Entry: 75437
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES OF: RICHARD A. HARTLEY

AUDREY PETRELLA wrote on July 12, 2010


City and State: BASKING RIDGE NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any army friends of my late brother, Richard Anthony Hartley. He was in Korea in 1954 - 1955 in the 712th Batallion.

He was stationed in Yoeng-Dung-Po and I believe he was in the MP for awhile, got Yellow-Jaundice from the water and was sent to Japan for a couple of months to a hospital to get better. He then was sent back to Korea for the rest of his time. I believe he was in a Supplies Unit for the rest of his time in Korea.

He passed away on Jan. 3, 2010. He was a good son, a good father, and a good brother to his two younger sisters. I am his youngest sister. I was 11 years old went he was shipped to Korea. If anyone has info I would like to share it with his daughter.

We are getting permission from the VA to have his remains buried with a service sometime this September in the Veteran's cemetary in NJ.

Any information would be much appreciated. I loved him very much.


Keywords: 712th Batallion serving in Korea in 1954 - 1955


Entry: 74575
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
ROBERT DECKER

IAN DECKER wrote on May 3, 2010


City and State: BUTTE MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: He served in "C" company of the 712th Transportation Bn Railway Operations. He passed in 2006 and I never really got to know him as well as I wish I had. If you know anything about him, maybe an old nickname or a story about him I would love to hear it.

Keywords: I am trying to find out more on my grandfather Robert or Bob Decker.


Entry: 74208
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
712 TRANSPORTATION RAILWAY OPERATING BATTALION

WILLIAM OSTERBERGER wrote on April 4, 2010


City and State: HAMILTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for any information of places or people that my father William Osterberger Served with during the Korean Conflict.

Thanks,

Bill Osterberger (son)


Keywords: 712 Transportation Railway Operating Battalion


Entry: 73539
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
OPERATION GLORY

RICHARD BERTHEL wrote on February 13, 2010


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: 712TH TRANSPORTATION BAT. RAILWAY OPER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I arrived in Korea in the spring of 1954 and was assigned to the 712th transportation Battalion of the 7th Division.This was a railroad battalion and I was stationed at Chunchon Korea as a Right of way Maintenance supervisor.

In September of that year our outfit received a call from headquaters that a VIP train was to come through our station the following day and that we were to give it a green ball. All traffic on our main line was to be put on a siding to let this train to pass by.

I was curious as to what was so important about this train. I found out the following day as this train,draped in black bunting slowly made its way through our yard.
As it passed it sounded its mournful horn as to symbolize a final salute to its precious cargo

I stood in silent respect as I counted sixty refrigerated cars making its way slowly to Busan and the final resting place of our brave service personell and our allies that made the surpreme sacrafice so that we can be free.

I made a promise there and then that I will never let the memory of their sacrafice be in vain. This war was called the forgotten war but I will never forget what I saw on that late summer day in Korea

Richard Berthel


Keywords: Operation Glory


Entry: 73466
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
LOOKING FOR ANY ONE WHO SERVED WITH MY FATHER

ERICK MARTIN wrote on February 7, 2010


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im looking for anyone who may have information on my father Sgt. Harold R. Martin and his time in korea. His records were destroyed in a warehouse fire in St. Louis many years ago and he passed on in 1991. Im doing some family research and any info on dates and locations would be great. Any photos or insignia would be even better. The only thing for sure that I know is that his arrival into Korea was delayed for some reason and he was sent out with a group that he didnt originally train with. Thank you for any information.

Keywords: Sgt. Harold R. "Strawberry" Martin, CO C 712th Trans Bn (RO), 1952-1954, Korea


Entry: 73367
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
SHOE FLY BRIDGE

GEORGE LLOYD wrote on January 31, 2010


City and State: BROOMALL PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was wondering if any of you from the 712 can tell me about the "Shoe fly bridge"? In my fathers memories i have some images of that bridge's dedication and a shot of the first train across bearing the front plate from the 712.

Any information would be appreciated and i will gladly share the images that i have if you want them


Keywords:


Entry: 71854
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
TUNNEL BOMBING

DALE PRACHT wrote on October 6, 2009


City and State: SHREVEPORT LA

Unit: 1ST AMPHIBIAN TRACTOR BTN USMC

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: WOULD LIKE HELP IN IDING THE TUNNEL. I WAS A GUARD IN A BOX CAR GOING NORTH TO IMJIN RIVER AREA.
SOME ONE BLEW TUNNEL SHUT AS WE APPROACHED.ENGINE HIT THE COLAPSED TUNNEL. ENGINEERS GOT SICK FROM SMOKE,COULD NOT BACK OUT. GOT HELP NEXT DAY.

DALE


Keywords: TRAIN WRECK/TUNNEL BOMBING FALL 1951 NORTH OF TAGEAU


Entry: 70558
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
LOOKING FOR ORPHAN TOMMY WHO WAS MY HOUSE BOY

A.B. SIMPKINS wrote on June 14, 2009


City and State: CARLIN NV

Unit: 712 TROB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: A young orphan boy named Tommy was my house boy. I recently heard
that he was adopted by Captain Smith from Macon, Georgia, who replaced
me. I would like to find them.


Keywords: Buck, Changyangni, 1951-52, C Company


Entry: 68806
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
A DAY THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET

RICHARD BERTHEL wrote on January 24, 2009


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: 712TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Arrived Korea Via Inchon May 1954
Assigned to the 712th TBRO stationed in Chonan Korea
My job was Right of way Maintance
Participated in Operation Glory September 1954 with the exchange of our war dead. AS the tandem diesel came through our station I counted 60 Refrigerator cars filled with allied dead on the way south to Pusan
It was a sight that I will nevr forget
Transfered to the 724thTBRO for a short time and then to the 7th quatermasters before coming home September 1955.


Keywords: Operation Glory September 1954

A Day in September 1954 that I will never forget



Entry: 62145
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
LOOKING FOR OLD BUDDIES

JUAN RAMON MALDONADO-MATEO wrote on September 2, 2007


City and State: POLK CITY FL

Unit: 712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS: ADJ TE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was station in Jondopo between 52'-53'.

Keywords: Maldonado, Juan. I was in Punch bowl and later on transfered to Train Transportation... Looking for old buddies, or pictures anyone may have that can be forwarded to me.
Thank You,
Juan Maldonado
I am at your services. I speak Spanish and English



Entry: 61570
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
712TH BN RAILWAY BOMBING OF BEDCHECK CHARLIE IN SOUEL

DELMAR BLANTON wrote on July 9, 2007


City and State: PALM BAY FL

Unit: 712TH TRANSPORTATION RAILWAY OPERATING BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION I COULD GET ASAP ON THE BOMBINGS IN SOUEL AT THE RAILWAY OFFICE IN SOUEL KOREA DURING THE YEAR 1953.

Keywords: ANY INFORMATION ON BEDCHECK CHARLIE BOMBINGS IN SOUEL AND NAMES OF ANY NAMES OF PERSONS THERE DURING 1953.


Entry: 59844
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
712TH RAILWAY OPERATIONS BN 1953 TRAIN ACCIDENT 1953

DON ROSS wrote on January 29, 2007


City and State: IRVING TX

Unit: 712TH TROB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: There was a request regarding a wreck at Osan. You can find the info on my web site and the story about the wreck. http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr159.htm

Keywords:


Entry: 58558
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
COMPANY A YONG DONG PO

RICHARD KOTH wrote on August 18, 2006


City and State: PORT COLBORNE ON

Unit: 712TH TBRO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: korean interpreter LEE always there. Our job: inspect war-damaged
tunnels and RR lines and bring back estimates for repair. Had some
firefights with chink non-surrenders on the job in the chorwan.


Keywords: song dong detachment


Entry: 57647
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
VETERAN NEEDS HELP

ANNE HART wrote on June 13, 2006


City and State: PENSACOLA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for anyone who can confirm or has any information about an accident that occurred in Osan between a Korean Train (steam engine) and a fish truck that involved the casualties of school children. Accident occurred in September or October of 1953.

Keywords: 712th Railway Operations Bn 1953 Train Accident 1953


Entry: 54885
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
ACCIDENTAL DEATH

KENNETH PLUMLEE wrote on December 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My wife's nephew, Jack W Roberts was killed in a railway accident while assigned to the 712th TROB in 1951. Does anyone have information on this. Thanks

Keywords:


Entry: 53784
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS

RICHARD BERTHEL wrote on October 28, 2005


City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: 712TH - 724 TBRO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 712th and 724th TBRO Chonan Korea May 1954 -Sept. 1955
Frank Pulgiano Brooklyn New York



Entry: 52929
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
SEARCHING AND REUNION

QUENTIN WICHLINE wrote on August 30, 2005


City and State: POINT PLEASANT WV

Unit: 712TH RAILWAY OPERATIONBN/24TH D CO. INF.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Searching for old army buddies and would like to know about any reunions.
Quentin (Wimpy) Wickline


Keywords: Anyone from the unit


Entry: 52087
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
LOOKING FOR ARMY BUDDIES FOR MY DAD

DIANE MCCABE wrote on July 17, 2005


City and State: LANSDALE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: My Dad is looking for guys that were in the 712 TROB from 1951-52. Their names are Lou Lauderback from Colorado or Texas(not sure) , Jack Smith from Tyler Texas, Charles Smith of Lima, Ohio, Pat Hatch from Greelly Colorado. We would appreciate it if anyone may have information to get in touch with these fellows. It's been along time.


Entry: 51271
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
712TH WEB SITE INFORMATION

DON ROSS wrote on June 1, 2005


City and State: IRVING TX

Unit: HQ AND CO B, 712TH TROB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have a web site on railroad stuff and have quite a bit of information on the Korean rail service. donross.railspot.com

Keywords:


Entry: 51199
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
INFO REQUESTED

LES COMBS wrote on May 30, 2005


City and State: CONWAY AR

Unit: 593RD TTRD (RAIL)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in the 593rd on detached service to the 712th in '51 and '52 at the Yongdong-po railyard. I would appreciate contact with any personnel from that period.
Thanks, Les Combs


Keywords: Yongdong-po RTO, June 1951 - February 1952.
Officers: Lt. Col. Jordan, 1st Lt. Stillman.
EM: Dean Rathje, Rogers, Lindquist, etc.



Entry: 42026
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
712TH RAILROAD OPERATION

THERESA WAGNER wrote on March 31, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am interested in any information concerning this operation. If you served in this operation, I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much. Theresa

Keywords: 712th Railroad Operation Bn (Korea 1951 - 1953)


Entry: 35401
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
USAR CO B 712TH T9 (RAIL) KOREA

DEBBIE SHEPPER wrote on July 9, 2003


City and State: REDONDO BEACH CA

Unit: USAR

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: IF SOMEONE CAN TELL ME WHAT THE ABOVE MEANS?

Keywords: USAR CO B 712TH T9 (RAIL) KOREA


Entry: 15685
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS

EDWARD A. PAVLOVSKY wrote on March 29, 2001


City and State: JENSEN BEACH FL

Unit: 724TH. TROB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for old buddy; I hope that I am using this link correctly and that you are around.

Keywords: Lt. Daniel Schmidt
712th. TROB
Seoul, Korea
Dec. 27, 1953 to Oct. 1954



Entry: 12477
712TH TRANSPORTATION BN RAILWAY OPERATIONS
C CO

EUELL F. ARNOLD JR. wrote on October 22, 2000


City and State: THE WOODLANDS TX

Unit: CO C 712TH RAILWAY BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: CO C 712TH RAILWAY BN

Keywords: US Army Co C 712th Transpn Railway Bn
Korea 3/51-10/52




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712th Transportation Battalion Railway Operations