Korean War Project

32nd Infantry Regiment



1999 and Earlier Legacy Files





C Company

My father has been searching for information about a soldier that was in 
his outfit in Korea during 1951. The man's name was William Odum (could 
be spelled Odom).  William was from the Chicago area.  His father owned 
a concrete plant.  William was severely wounded by friendly artillary 
fire. 

He was part of "C" Company, 32nd infantry regiment.  He then transferred
to "Headquarters Group" of the 32nd regiment, 7th division.  He was in 
headquarters group when he was injured. 

Any information you can find is appreciated.


The situation of William's injury was as follows:
The 32nd was unable to take two hills that day.  Headquarters group came
up to see why there was a problem taking the hill and called for 
artillery.

The first round was a short round and landed in the middle of 
the headquarters group.  William was hit and had severe stomach wounds.

My father was told that he died but my father's inquiries since the 
1970's show no records of William Odum (Odom) being killed.

 tonyde@vivanet.com (Tony)

Follow up on Odum

On Wed, 11 Mar 1998 
Jamie Frentz Email address wrote:

Ocean Springs, MS 

phone: (228)872-5807

dateout: June 6,1951

cas: yes

comments: 
I am trying to find information about my grandfather who was killed in
Korea in 1951.  He was in Co.C., 32 Inf. Rgt.,7th division, his name is
Oren Odum.  He may have gone by William.  Please, if you have anything
you can tell me about my grandfather, contact me.......thank you

32nd Infantry Regiment

From: PKGnotGnu@aol.com
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 
Subject: JUSTICE, James William, Korean Conflict MIA/KIA?

Ted:

My paternal uncle, born ca. 1930-1933, MIA after only a few months of
duty. Status changed to KIA some years later. My father and grandmother
can tell me nothing except that "some people" came to my grandfather's
farm, informed the family that my uncle had been declared dead, had her
and my grandfather sign some papers, and gave her a flag and a medal.

I was informed by the War Memorial Association(?) that my uncle had died
in DEC 1953 (wasn't the war over by then?) and was memorialized in 
Honolulu, HI.

They promised to send further information on his unit, etc. by snail
mail, but I haven't heard anything more from them.

I wonder if you are able to determine service number or unit or any 
other details about my uncle's enlistment, disappearance, and death? 

He was born in southern AL or northern FL. His parents were John Elbert 
JUSTICE and Ressie Viola (LEE) JUSTICE. He probably enlisted in 
Montgomery, AL.

I would appreciate any advice or information you may be able to provide.

Thank you,

Karen Richards

(more from KWP)

JUSTICE JAMES W                
SVC # 14318789   
Army  Reserve         
Infantry
MOS 04745  
PFC  E3   
REF #061     
GENEVA COUNTY  AL      
CASDT    1950 12 02      
Died while missing, hostile  
BD 1931     
Caucasian  
12668    
32 INF RGT 
7 INF DIV

PFC Ricardo Carrasco

On Mon, 16 Jun 1997 
Gablab@aol.com wrote:

For the past six years I have been researching the story of my dad's
friend who was killed during the Korean War.  I am writing a book about 
him.

His name was PFC Ricardo Carrasco.  He was a hero, and the situation
surrounding his death is so totally unique that the Pentagon told me it 
was and shall remain the only time in history that it ever happened.

Ricardo was serving in the 7th Div, 32nd Inf Reg, Company "A". He 
arrived in Korea in March, 1953, and fought almost non-stop on Old Baldy 
and Pork Chop Hill.  But in June, 1953, he was picked to star in a movie.

You see, well-known producer Hal Wallis had decided to film a movie 
entirely on the front lines of a war, using only front-line soldiers in-
stead of named actors to play the parts.  This was not a documentary 
or training film, but an actual buy-a-ticket movie that  premiered in 
New York and LA.  The movie was about men on the last day of the war who 
know it's almost over.  A squad of 13 men are sent to subdue a hill, 
called "Red Top" in the movie, before cease fire is called.  

One of the American men will die hours before the end of the war.  
Ricardo was one of the soldiers pulled to play a part.  He was to be the 
American killed on the last day.  The movie was eventually entitled
"Cease Fire."  

From KWP: please email to us if you knew this man.
 

Richard D. Collage

On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 
"Richard D. Collage" Email address wrote:

Below is the result of your feedback form.  It was submitted by 
realname: Richard D. Collage

phone: 412-751-9056


I am looking for any information I can find about my father's brother. 
His name was Richard D. Collage.  He was killed in action in Korea.  His
remains were never recovered.  I have visited the National Cemetery of
the Pacific in Hawaii.

His name is listed among Korean War KIA's.  The marker indicates he 
was a member of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. I
believe he volunteered for duty in Korea while he was serving with the
Berlin Brigade in Germany.

I do not know the date or location of his death.  I would appreciate any
information I could get about this regiment or how to conduct further
research.

----more from KWP----

Collage, Richard D.
Svc#	13288853
Home	Allegheny County, Pa
BirYr	1931
CasDt	10/19/52
North Korea
KIA, Hostile Action
 

Paul L. Makle

On Thu, 30 May 96
Sendish, Paula, Civ, OSD/C3I sendishp@osd.pentagon.mil wrote:

I am looking for information on my father Paul L. Makle who served in
Korea. 

 I think he was in the 7th Infantry Division.  He was on Pork Chop Hill
in early July 1953.  He would have been about 21 years old.

He was black.  He told some heart wrenching stories about the events 
surrounding Pork Chop Hill and his tour in Korea to brothers and other 
older relatives.  I would like to find out as much as I can about this.

He is from Bryantown, MD. 

His parents were Hayden and Elizabeth Bowman Makle.  He went in with a 
lifetime friend from that same area.  HIs name was Lawrence Pittman.  I
will write back when I have the exact information on his unit, etc.  He
was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart.  I would love to tell my
children about the great soldier their grandfather was, so any bits of
information you could provide would be helpful.

Paula R. Sendish

Makle, Paul L
Svc#		US52196275
Rank		PFC
Svc		Army
Branch	Infantry
Home		Bryantown, Md.
CasDt		08/07/53		
Unit		32 Inf Rgt, 7th Inf Div


1-32, Redesignated

Aug. 19, 1996

My name is 2LT Christopher M. Whelan.  I am the Adjutant for 1st
Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment at Fort Drum, NY.  We recently
redesignated as such, and are looking for a number of things.  First, we
are looking for information on the Regiment, some of which I have found
here.  Also, we are looking for Regimental Memorabilia which we can
displat in the Battalion Headquarters, as the only active Battalion in
the Regiment.  Any information you can provide me would be extremely
useful.

Thanks you for your time!

Chosin! (1-32's Motto, followed by the response, "Against All Odds"!)

Christopher M. Whelan
2LT, CM
Adjutant

whelan@imcnet.net

C Co, 1st BN 32nd IR

I am looking for any information on the 7th Division 32 regiment C co.
My father served in Korea in 1951 and has been unable to locate anyone
who was from his unit at that time.  He attended the reunion and met men
from all other companies but was unable to find anyone from C company.
any help would be appreciated. He also thought he was in the 2nd
battalion but can't be certain. His name is Raymond Steele and was at
that time from Rossville, Illinois. He was wounded twice and was sent
home in September of 1951.
 
Ken S.  kenneth@tctc.com

HQ Company

On Tue, 12 Nov 1996
gaylord  gaylord@sirius.com wrote:

Hi again Ted.  In looking at my pictures from Korea. I was 
attached to Headquarters company of the 32nd Infantry Regiment.  (The
"Bucaneers")  

I couldn't remeber my outfit because they sent me often to
do stories and stay and photograph everywhere in and out of the
division.  Can you please post a "find buddy" message for those who were
in Headquarters company of the 32nd.  From September 1, 1951 to June 30,
1952. 
We had a MASH unit with us too and it was just like the tv show.

 

1954-55 info

On Sat, 30 Nov 1996
 DreCatcher@aol.com wrote:

Could you possibly help me find information about the 7th Inf., 32nd Reg
1954-1955?  I want to find any information possible to surprise my dad.
His name is Leroy Hollis and he served for two tours.

Are there any type of yearbooks?  Any help would be greatly
appreciated.  

Thank you,

LQ Hollis

Leo Ruffing - 1951

On Sat, 11 Jan 1997 
Leo Ruffing wrote:

3500 Doerr Road Portsmouth, VA 23703
757-484-8299
Fax:	757-444-4019

I served with the 17th Regiment 7th Div in Japan before the Korean war. 
I served for a brief time with the 32nd Regiment in 1951

Billy O. Burt

On Mon, 10 Feb 1997
Saw1405@aol.com wrote:

I am searching for information on my father Billy O. Burt. His grave-
stone states Cpl 203 Medical BN WWII  Korea  BSM-PH. I know he went into
the service at Fort Riley,KS and went to Germany, then was at Fort Sill,
OK before going to Korea in July,1951. He got out of the service in CA 
and I was born in 1953.  Daddy died in 1958 from complications of his 
war wounds.

He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. We have been unable to 
locate any service records. My brother and I would appreciate any
information you can give us.  We would also like to hear from anyone who
knew him.  Thank you so much for having this site available. I look
forward to hearing from you.

Susan (Burt) Wilson
1405 S.E. Hillcrest Dr.

Jess D Hill - Died in Camp

On 23 Feb 97 
Buddy Burnett 74577.1203@compuserve.com  wrote:

We are looking for any information concerning Jess Hill. The only things
we know are what's in the official record. IE Died while missing. 

The family has always wondered if  He was a POW or just dissappered.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Buddy Burnett

from KWP

Jesse is listed on Dpt Army WIA list as having Died in Camp.

A Company

On Sun, 23 Feb 1997 
 DYKER1@aol.com wrote:

I am looking for information  on A Company 32nd Infantry. 7th division. 
This e-mail address is my daughter's.  Dyker 1@aol.com

Dec 2, 1950 KIA

On Mon, 24 Mar 1997 
updated 7/8/98
Roger Litchfield rlitchf@aol.com wrote:

1819 Duff Ave
Ames, Ia  50010
515-232/5296

My cousin billie litchfield died while missing. casdate 12/02/1950. 

i would like to know if anyone has ever heard of him. he was from 
anderson, mo. he was in the 32nd infantry 7th division. we really never
have found out what happened to him. 

New: 
I have been in touch with many of the men in "A" Company who new
Billie!! I still need more information on his demise East of Chosin!! 

Would apprciate anyone who can help me with any info on Billie!! 

Any help would be very much appreciated!
Roger S. Litchfield  e-mail address  rlitchf@aol.com

D Commpany 1st Bn


On Sat, 29 Mar 1997 
Alan Cork  wrote:

3926 MONTE DE ORO
CASTROVILLE, CA 95012
408 633 5337


I WAS CO D 1ST BN 32ND INF REGT 7TH DIV


2nd Wave Inchon

On Mon, 14 Apr 1997
Updated: 3/29/99 
Laura Emley Dixon  Email address wrote:
P.O. Box 35
Galesville, Md 20765
410  867-3021

My father was Paul C. Emley and was a career Army officer.  He passed
away 7 years ago, before his grandchildren were old enough to understand
his participation in some of the important events of the 20th century. 

I have been trying to rectify that by writing a journal of his Military
service, currently, I am most interested in the 18 month period he
served in the Korean War.  

I know he was with the 32nd Infantry, was in the second wave in the
landing on Inchon and was ,as I heard his peers describe, chased by a
million Chinese in Dec.1950.  

I would love to hear from anyone who might remember him or the Korean
known as Harry Cho (Cho Hwal Chung). In fact just info about the 32nd
interests me. 

Thanks, 

Laura E. Dixon

John William Maritn MIA

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997 
Marina Wilson  maine@together.net  wrote:
30 Leonard St
Gansevoort, NY 12831
518-798-1890

My uncle's name is John William Martin born 1927. The website has 
his MIA status beginning 12/1950, our family has 1951 but that was 
probably when they were notified.  My aunt has the original records,
I'll give her a jingle.  She has kept a newspaper clipping of a photo 
that she swears is her brother.  Thanks for your interest!!

Marina

Recently Fallen, We Salute You, Truman

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997
DWKIEL@aol.com wrote:
In Memorium

Dear Sir:
This is to inform you and all Veterans of the Korean war that a
Great Man has fallen. His name is James Ehler,  nickname "TRUMAN",
during the war.

He served proudly with the 32 Infantry Regiment, 7TH Infantry Division, 
1950 to 1951. He was Point man in his squad, and he always carried the
"B.A.R".

He was a proud man and was my Idol.  He died April 15, 1997. By  working
hard as he always did of a heart attack.  His wifes name is Margaret, he
was from North Dakota and she's from Kansas.

I am flying back to Salt Lake City today so I can burry this great man
on Saturday at 11 AM Salt Lake City time.  I will make sure he gets
buried with the highest of Honors that all Veterans of War deserve. 

I am Former SSG. David W. Kiel, for mer Special Forces, Ranger,
Airborne, and Navy Vet, Please do what you can to inform His friends
around the World.


    "RANGERS LEAD THE WAY"
    SSG DAVID W KIEL


KIA Oct 15, 52

On Sun, 13 Apr 1997 
"Dennis E. Shepherd" dshepd@aol.com   wrote:

phone: 910-765-2522
fax: 910-766-2805

The Info I'm requesting is any info you can get for me on my uncle Dean
Taylor from Laurel Springs, NC may be listed as Sparta, NC both in
Alleghany County. 

His father was Edward Talyor his Mother was Pearl Talyor. He was KIA, I
know he received a Purble Heart.

I have just started searching for information and don't have much to go
on. I looked up his name on the casualty list and found a Dean Talyor
but not from NC. 

Thanks
Dennis E. Shepherd
Dshepd@AOL.com or medical@netmcr.com


Heavy Mortar Co 32nd. Inf. Reg

On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 
Updated: 3/12/99
Joseph Lou Grappo grappolj@aol.com  wrote:

5428 salem walk dr.
Austin, TX 78745
512 447-6493
Fax:532 447-6493

I was with Heavy Mortars, 3rd Platoon 32nd Inf. at the Chosin Reservoir.
I will be in contact with you in the near future. 

Thank's for your concern.

A Company

On Thu, 22 May 1997 17
Lowell Hayesmardan1@aol.com  wrote:

13429 Dutch Rd.
Kings, IL 61068
815-393-4144

Would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of Otto Staub, Lt. Richard
Buck,or anything pertaining to 7th inf. 32nd reg. A co. Oct. 1952-March
1953.

I was buddies with Otto Staub and John Thorman{we ran alot of patrols}
or 7th inf 32nd reg D co. I was machine gun section leader there.
or anyone with knowledge in a aborted assault to retake Porkchop Hill
made up of volunteers? I was positioned on hill 100 to the right of
Porkchop and I've been on many patrols.

Lowell Hayes

Medical Company

On Mon, 26 May 1997 
Updated: Mar 1, 2002
Claire J Eike ozarkike72@aol.comwrote:

139 Hunter Road
Ridgedale, MO 65739
417-334-7874

Searching for former members Medical Company, 32d Inf Regt
Sep 15, l950 to Nov 15, l95l. 

My e-mail address is ozarkike72@aol.com

MIA - Betar

On Fri, 30 May 1997
MRS CHRIS H BETAR  zfpj14a@prodigy.com  wrote:

I've gat a relitive that was in Korea , Autrey Betar,  Corporal, his
grade was E-2, He lived in Port Arthur, Tx he was a causalty between the
date 12/10-21/1950 he is a MIA 

thanks again and God bless you

Heavy Mortars

On Sun, 10 Aug 1997
Avanti1326@aol.com wrote:

Hi

My father is looking for info on a army buddy he served in korea with
feb.1952- dec.1952.

His friend is named Lt. wyro or wyrough.. he was in 7div. 32nd. regiment
heavy mortar company.

wyro or wyrough made company commander after capt. nelson was relieved.
any help would be greatly appreciated!

email- Avanti1326@aol.com

Chosin Res - 12/2/50

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 
To: tgoebel@piasanet.com

Subject: Captain Father Lawrence F. Brunnert, U.S. Army

This priest performed the wedding ceremony for my mother and father
and had to leave two weeks later for the Korean War. Mom and Dad really
liked him and attended his going away party. The last that my parents
heard about him was that he was seen in Chosen, Korea and while they
were evacuating, he had a reserved seat on the plane, but gave it to a
wounded soldier.  He was never seen again.  I am wondering if there is a
way to find out if he was ever confirmed dead or could be a P.O.W. or an
M.I.A.?  He was supposedly the highest ranking military officer lost
during the Korean War, I think is what my Dad said.  My Dad would really
be interested in knowing what happened to him.  He was from St. Louis,
Missouri.  

Can you give me anywhere to look or who to ask about this?  Thank you!

Theresa M. Goebel

Michael Matonis - KIA

On Tue, 5 Aug 1997 
Mike Jeakle  wrote:

phone: 330 468 0267

A friend of mine, Ken Matonis asked me to find  information on his
Korean War Army outfit. Reunion, people served with. Ken was in the 32nd
Inf. Rgt, 7th Infantry Division.

He was with his brother Michael when he was KIA in Oct.,1952. 

L Co, 3rd Bn

On Mon, 6 Oct 1997 
Updated 2 May 2004
Theodore (Jim) J. Schafer Email address wrote:


3rd Bn. 7ht Inf Div Company L

I'm looking for individuals who served with me in Korea 
between March 1953 and May 1954.  I was on Pork Chop Hill on 4, 5, & 6
July 1953.

I served in the 3rd BN; 32 Inf Rgt, 7th Inf Div, Company L. Also knew 
individuals from I and K Companies.

Some familiar names from the hill are: Holliday, Sharp, Woodall, 
Kinesik, Clawson, Nix, and Owens.

I have already located Melvin Gust and Sam Evans.

Respectfully Submitted, MSgt Dennis J.Schafer, USAF,
(Entry Submitted by son of veteran Theodore J. Schafer)

Looking for Vets

On Thu, 31 Jul 1997
"Raymond J. Condi" raycondi@juno.com wrote:

32ND INF. REG. 7.TH. DIV. AND  BN,  INCLUDING W W I I VETS. . 

ALL PURPLE HEART RECEIPIENTS THE KANSAS CITY METRO AND SURROUNDING AREAS
( KANSAS AND MISSOURI) REGARDLESS OF  SERVICE ORG. AND FIELD OF ACTION. 

ALL KOREAN WAR VETERANS  3RD BN.

ALL KOREAN WAR VETERANS IN THE KANSAS CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

REGARDLESS OF SERVICE.

Ken Woodring Looking for buddies

On Fri, 12 Sep 1997 
Kenneth Woodring kjtomaso@aol.com wrote:

datein: 1950 dateout: 1953

I am helping this man find members of his unit. He states that he became
A POW after he was wounded at Inchon. He doesn't have access to  on line
service at this time so I will put him in contact with any information
that comes this way. 

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Joe  Amenita

Pierzchalski

On Fri, 19 Sep 1997 
Edward Pierce elpierce@mtnhome.com wrote:

Personal information:
150 Lake Heights Dr
Mountain Home,AR 72653-8599 

870-491-5573

aka;  Pierzchalski 48 th FA Bn  32 nd Inf Reg

A Company

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997 
"Joel R. Parker"jdeere75@aol.com wrote:

Can you get me a unit roster for7th infantry 32nd regiment company A ,
August of 1950?  My father landed at Inchon and would like to hear from
buddies , his name is Earl Parker.

Company A.  Recoiless rifleman , does anyone remember him ? He had a
buddy named   Tedrigg? ( not sure of spelling)

Co D 1st Bn

On Sun, 26 Oct 1997 
Alan Richard Cork wrote:


13926 Monte de Oro
Castroville, CA 95012

408 633 5337

I was a member of Co D 1st Bn. 32nd Regt 7th Inf Div and I was on the
Chosin Reservoir 1950. and I would like to hear from any one who was in
my unit.

1st Bn

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997 
Herbert N. Lloyd, Sr. wrote:

Personal information:
5613 SALEM DR.
EL PASO, TX 79924

(915) 821-1976


I served with the 1st BN, 32nd Rgmt, 7th Inf Div (Bayonet) and I wanted
to see what has been published about the Division. I was with them
during the last six months of the war and another 12 months after that.  


HQ & HQ Co

On Thu, 30 Oct 1997 
ken sauber wogo323@aol.com wrote:


datein: may 1951 dateout: feb.1952

i am looking for information , about hq&hq. company. or people that
served during this time

1st Bn, HQ

Col Faith's Driver

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997 
John McDivitt jmcdiv8766@aol.com wrote:

252 clowes rd
Covington, Tn 38019

phone: 901 476 2660
fax: 901 475 0324


datein: 1948 dateout: 12/2/1950

cas: yes

Any information about brother sgt George w. McDivitt driver for 
Col Faith.


I & R Platoon

On Mon, 3 Nov 1997 
"William J. Logan" blogan@globalnetlink.net wrote:

I+ R Platoon was dug in 75yds in front  of C co.1/32  7th Inf. Div. The
night of Nov.27 1950. 

When the Chinese struck in Force during the night, I+R Platoon fought
hand to hand combat back down to C co. line. Appleman,s book does not
mention I + R Platoon. That night or during his coplete book. Does
anyone have any information about this Platoon during the Battle East
Of  Chosen Nov. 27 / Dec 2  1950

Please contact:

Bill Logan
E Mail
blogan@golbalnetlink.net
Tele: 615 796 7520

Harold Sobieszczyk


On Fri 12/19/97
Randy Scott mcrappa@ix.netcom.com wrote:

Dear KWP,

I was wondering if you would be willing to post a query for me in 
your Looking For page. -I am looking for anyone who might have known my 
uncle, Harold Sobieszczyk. I believe he served in the 32nd infantry reg.
of the 7th infantry div.

Anyone who knew him please contact me. I would greatly appreciate it!-

If you could post this for me please let me know.
Happy Holidays
Randy Scott
mcrappa@ix.netcom.com
7:21p.m. 12/19/97

32 Med Co.

On Mon, 15 Sep 1997 
john richardson Email address wrote:

My name is Linda Lorraine Lipka Richardson, I am looking for any
information I can get on my Daddy, Frank W. Lipka.

He is buried in Arlington Cemetary.  I would like to contact some of
his army buddies who knew him, as I know very little about him.  If you
can help me I would appreciate it very much.

In January of '52  He was with 1278 Prov. Comp. APO 613;

in Feb. of '52 he was with a M.A.S.H., Med. Comp., 8228 AU APO 301. 

2-15-52 he was wth the 7th REPL Comp. 7th Infantry Apo 7 Ambulance
Comp., 3rd platton, at the time he was a sargent.

When he was with the Ambulance co., 7th Med. Battlon, 7th
Divison APO 7 he had just gotten over there and he was a corporal. 

From 4-29-52 to 5-29-52 he was with th Med. Comp. 32nd Infantry Reg
Iron Triangle called No Man's Land.

Linda L. Richardson


Heavy Mortars

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998 
Edward Campbell Email address wrote:

524 Pitman Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071

Telephone:	609 589 9543

Served with 7th, Division 32 Inf. Regt., Heavy Mortar Company,July 1950
to October 1951 - Inchon, Chosin Campaign, to Old Baldy, Five Battle
Stars.


WIA Nov 28, 1950

On Sun, 11 Jan 1998 
Mike Butler Email address wrote:

Ted,

I have found some newspaper articles where PFC Benjamin A.Butler
was wounded in Korea, this was posted on Dec.4,1950,so I figure he was
wounded on Nov.28. Also the United Press dispatched that 3 soldiers
were interviewd by an officer of the Intelligence Deptartment of the
Army. Dads name was on of them. I am looking for this article now.

About or on Jan 2,1951 dad was admitted to Percy Jones in Battle Creek
Mich. he was treated for bullet wounds and frost bite.

One article said 3 soldiers had been in the hands of the Chinese Reds
but were returned to their own forces. Ben Butler was one. One of the
other men was from Virginia and the other was from West Virginia.

One of the four got shot and the other three had to leave him. I
know this must have been very horrible for my dad.

I also know that dad had received two purple hearts. Could you please
post that Iam looking for the other two men my dad walked out with.

I also found an article where he came home on leave for 30 days then had
to return to the hospital in Mich.

This is as far as I am at the moment.I want to thank you for your help
and time. More information would be greatly appreciated.

C Company

On Tue, 10 Mar 1998 
Jamie Frentz Email address  wrote:


My gandfather was killed in action in 1951, his name was Oren Odum.  He
was in Co.C., 32 Infantry Rgt. 7th div. He was killed near Sanyang Ni.

If any one has any information or stories about my grandfather please 
contact me.

He was in Co.C., 32 Inf. Rgt., 7th Inf. Div. and was killed June 6,
1951.  I only have information about him from a portrait made after his
death.  If any one can help me I would greatly appreciate it.  I think 
he may have gone by the name of William while in Korea.

Thank you
Jamie Frentz

From KWP: Oren was killed on Spt 19 1951.


Heavy Mortars

On Tue, 31 Mar 1998 
Jack Lund  Email address wrote:

72  River Dr.
King City, CA 93930

Telephone:	408-385-05ll

Re: Pork Chop Hill

I would Like to hear from any of my buddies who served with Heavy Mortar
Co., 32nd Inf. Regt., 7th Div. in the Korean War from March, l952 
through May, l953.

I was the company clerk for Headquarters Co., 32nd Inf. Regt., 7th Div. 
Forty-five years later, I realize the meaning of the brodtherhood of war
and the true meaning of bonding.  After serving with my outfit, I
wondered, at the time, when it was time to rotate home, why I felt so
depressed and sad.  Now I know.  Please contact me at Riverview.65.  I
would  really like to hear from you.  I realize now what a definitive
time in my life the Korean War was for me.  

L Company

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998 
charles (red) beck Email address wrote:

1510 5th st 
elk river, mn 55330

phone: 612 441 2256

datein: jan 52 dateout: jan55

triangle hill  oct 14 ,52, ace king  queen jack ,imjim river,yoke and
uncle left here to go home.

Mail Clerk

On Mon, 6 Apr 1998 
BClonts Email address wrote:

Hi Hal, 
Thanks for this great project. I served in Korea in 1952  and am looking
for David McLenden of the 32nd Inf Regt who was taken prisoner during 
the summer of 1952.  Also, for my Sgt Black who was CIC of the Regt APO.

I think David McLenden was from Texas. I first met him and his wife and
child at Camp Roberts, CA. She would visited David on the weekend. She
lived on Orange Ave. La Puente, CA. I was clerk in charge of the Regt.
post office, and one day the mail clerk from David's Co. came in and 
said David had been lost on patrol.  He was missing.  Later the clerk
said his boot was found.  His wife wrote him regularily.  Her thick
letters were perfumed and over the weeks they got thinner and thinner.
(We saw them as we placed the letters in the Co. slots.) I wrote her  in
La Puente once and by chance I started teaching in La Puente and went to
Orange Ave. but the community had changed and I lost track.  I never
learned if David was captured, prisoner, or killed.

Sgt. Black was clerk in charge of the post office before me and he
recommended me to take his place when he rotated back to the States.  I
think he was from NC., but I can't remember his first name.  He took a
lot of pictures.

John Clonts

Task Force Faith

On Tue, 9 Jun 1998 
Roxanne Mills Email address wrote:

620 W. Oak St.
Oakland City, IN 47660

phone: (812)749-6327
fax: (812)749-1419

cas: yes

comments: 
I am looking for anyone who served in Korea with Sgt. Charles Garrigus
from Francisco, Indiana.  He belonged to the 7th Infantry Division, 32nd
Regiment, and was with Colonel Faith on the east side of the Chosin.  

He died on December 1, 1950, while driving the head truck in Faith's 
attempted breakout.  He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished
Service Cross.  I would like to hear from anyone who was with Garrigus
during that time or on the east side of the Chosin in November -
December of 1950. My husband and I are writing about Hoosiers in the
Korean War.

C Company

On Tue, 16 Jun 1998 
walt reynolds Email address wrote:

I am looking for any information that is concerning Corporal Kenneth
Eugene Ford.  He was with Company c, 32 Infantry, 7th Division. He was
listed MIA 12-2-50.

His brothers and sisters  have been searching for a while but have found
out relatively nothing about what happened to him.  He is my uncle and I
am now trying the net in hopes that someone who has family that was in
the Korean War might find someone who may remember Kenny.

He had a buddy William Butzen who was PFC enlisted that come home and he
knew what happened to Kenny but would not tell my grandmother.  I am
hoping that there is information out there somewhere about this man whom
I have heard about all my life.  My father who is a Vietnam Vet would
love to know what happened to his brother.  I would like names of the
men in Kenny's company if possible that come home.  Please if you can
give me any information.

E-mail me at: Email address 

Or you can write me at this address :
lee ford stevens
269 barnett blvd
madisonville, ky 42431.  

Thank you very much!
						Sincerely,
						Lee Ford Stevens


L Company

From: John Foran Email address
To: tbarker@onramp.net 
Date: Friday, June 19, 1998 
Subject: Korean Memorial Project

I served in Korea from September 1952 to February 1953.  I was wounded 
in action on patrol on February 22, 1953.  I was awarded the Purple
Heart, CIBAD, Korean Service Medal,United Nations Service Medal and the
Natioanal Defense Medal.  My serial number was US 56 129 200.  I was
honorably discharged march 10, 1954.

I have searched the records from the Korean Memorial Project and do not
find my name under "names", "State" (California) or "date of injury". 

My unit was not among those listed.  I served in the 7th Infantry
Division, 32nd Regiment, Love Company.

How do I have myself listed in the Korean Memorial Project?  I have all
necessary documentation.  My name is John F. Foran.  My e-mail is
jffsac@msn.com

G Co


On Sun, 21 Dec 1997 
Andy Bulluck Email address wrote:

612 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093

phone: (847) 446-1765

dateout: 10/24/52

cas: yes

comments: 
I am looking for any information about my Uncle, Pvt. Mark B. Bulluck
(Company G, 32nd Reg, 7th Infantry Division). He was MIA in the vicinity
of Kumhwa, North Korea on 24 October 1952. He was later listed as KIA.

We have no idea what happened to him. I would like to talk with anyone
from his unit or who knew what actions the unit was in around 24 Oct. 

ANY INFORMATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks (847)446-1765.


KIA Dec 2, 1950

On Sat, 4 Jul 1998 
Edward Ludlow Email address wrote:

cas: yes

comments:
I am looking for any info on a family member, David H Day, Jr. I found
through this site that he was in the 32 IR, but I dont really know much
about him. Any help would be appreciated.  

Ed Ludlow

Svc Co

On Fri, 3 Jul 1998 
Updated: 20 Aug 2002
Harlen A Bland Email address wrote:

809 12th Avenue
Durant, IA 52747

phone: 319 785-4539

datein: Sept 1950 dateout: Sept 1951

comments: 
I joined the Service Company of the 32nd Regiment, 7th Division in Korea
in early January, 1951 when they were a few miles north of Pusan and
preparing to fight their way north.  I left the unit to deploy to the
States in August 1951.  I would like to hear from anyone that remembers 
me during that time.

E Co

On Sun, 28 Dec 1997 
Joseph A. Weingartner Email address wrote:

2391 Dellwood Dr., NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Telephone:	404-355-2578

I was in E Company, 32nd Infantry Regt. from Sep-Dec '52. I was then
placed on Detached Service to 7th Infantry Div., G-3 Section, acting as
Liason Officer from 7th Div. to 2d ROK Div from about Jan.-Mar. '53, 
then as LNO from 7th to I Corps in Uijongbu til cease fire. Rotated back
first part of August '53.

Prepared or not?

On Fri, 26 Dec 1997 
Martin NIer wrote:

320  2nd  Ave S.,  Apt 107
Waite Park, MN 56387

Telephone:	320-253-2654

Comments:

From a WW-II Ranger Bn to the 32nd Inf (Sept'50-Apr '52). Went to Korea
as a lst Sgt.- came hooe as a 1st Lt. Went to retire as a Maj, thus the
"INF-20-YRS" handle.    

The thing that strikes my mind about Korea is how ill-prepared we were:

1. Materially: I saw practically nothing in Korea that we didn't have in
WWII. The 3.5 RL was used instead of the 2.36 and the 4.2 mortors really
came into being. Winter clothing (??)

2. Sociologically: Harry had just signed the integration (1948) and we
were just starting to integrate. A foxhole is no place to be prejudiced!
I found out blood from the blacks was red just like mine!!!

3. Pshchologically: Most of were not used to the fighting mentallity of
the orientals. Those faught in the PTO or CBI in WWII may have been-but
those the ETO were not. I had this brought home to me when I saw a GI 
who had his testicles stuffed in his mouth as he bled to death. It was
hard to take prisoners after that. I have made a few presentations to
Clubs and they fail to understand - only a "fox-hole graduate" would
understand.

I wonder if we are any more prepared today to be the policeman of the
world ?! 

Med Co

On Tue, 24 Feb 1998 
Updated: 18 Oct 1999
Andrew Dyckson Email address wrote:


10271 Bernarda Ct.
Spring Hill, FL 34608

Telephone: 352-597-5912
Fax: 352-597-9758

I would like to know the site to which I have to go to locate personal
friends of the Med. Co. 32nd Inf. Rgt. who were killed in action during
the period 1951-52.  Also, trying to locate other friends attached to 
the 7th Inf. Div.

L Co

On Thu, 16 Jul 1998 
Updated: 8/23/99
Donald J. Shutz, Sr. Email address wrote:

St. Louis, MO 

L Company

datein: 1951 dateout: 1952

comments:
I served in the 7th Infantry, 32nd Regiment, L Company. I will be trying
to locate several men I served with in 1951 thru 1952. Right now  I'm
looking for  a Walter Carrell whose last known residence was Chulavista,
California. I'd like to find him for correspondence and upcomming reunion.

Anyone with information can contact my son's E Mail address. Thank you.
DShutzjr@aol.com

E Co

On Sat, 12 Sep 1998
trimmer Email address wrote:

I read with interest that I am not the only war-child to have grown old
with no knowledge of war stories told by my father, Cpl Bob L Hartin, 
Co E 32nd Infantry Reg  ( Army).

He entered service at Kansas City MO 11/7/50, Honorable Discharge 
8/8/52. Separation papers state he received the Korean Service Medal 
w/ 4 Bronze Svc Stars and Combat Inf Badge.  Other papers state he 
served 11 months overseas. 

There are a few letters to family at home, military papers, his dog 
tags, some korean money, a post card, a couple of poems and a few 
pictures from overseas--pictures he rarely brought out and when he did,
never failed to bring tears to his eyes.  An old newspaper article from
his native town showed a picture of him standing with binoculars in 
Nevada during Bomb tests. My father passed away of lung cancer July 12,
1980.  He never forgot his experiences, though he didn't discuss them, 
he often relieved them in his "dreams."

Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you, Mrs Trimmer. 


C Co

On Fri, 2 Oct 1998 
REGINA CROCKETT Email address wrote:

My Grandfather, Ralph Crockett, was in the Korean war in 1950, 7th div.
32nd infantry reg. 1st bat. C company. He is looking to speak with 
anyone who may have been with him and is specifically looking for 
someone by the name of Sergeant John Wenz. 

Chosin Reservoir veteran.

Please write to: Kevin2Cameritech.net  if you have any information.

2nd Bn

On Fri, 7 May 1999
Updated: 25 Oct 1999
John R. Flanagan Email address wrote:
I AM TRYING TO LOCATE SOME OF THE MEN I SERVED WITH IN THE 7TH INF DIV
32NDREG. 2ND BAT. KOREA 1948 TO 1950.

LATER ON I ENLISTED IN THE AIR FORCE, I WAS SENT TO KELLY A.F.B. TEXAS.
I WAS WITH THE 75TH A.D.W. IN THE AIR POLICE SQ.

WE SHIPPED FROM KELLY TO KOREA IN 1952, THEN WE WERE ALL SPLIT UP,
HALF WENT TO JAPAN & THE REST OF US REMAINED IN KOREA, I WAS SENT TO THE
547TH AMMO.SUPPLY SQ. I WAS ASSIGNED A K-9 DOG IN THE AIR POLICE SQ.


IT IS A WONDERFUL THING YOU ARE DOING REUNITING OLD FRIENDS. KEEP UP THE
GOOD WORK, & GOD BLESS,  THANK YOU

JOHN R.(BOB) FLANAGAN
5440 AUDRO,DR.
CINCINNATI,O.45247
PHONE (513) 481-6606

A Co - Chosin Reservoir MIA

On Fri, 09 Oct 1998 
CINDY BROWN Email address wrote:

My name is Cindy Brown I am the neice of Pfc. Harold W. Dorsey, MIA.

Here is his return address from Korea: Pfc.Harold W. Dorsey 13279342 
Co.A 32nd Inf. Regt. APO 7 Unit 3 c/o PM San Francisco Calif. 

I have a picture of him standing beside a sign that reads HEADQUATERS 
865th AAA AUTO.Wpns. Bn. (Self-Propelled) The last time my uncle
was seen was 12-2-1950 at the battle of the Chosin Reservoir that is 
also the date he was listed as MIA .His freind wrote a letter too my 
aunt saying that he saw a guy from there co. who said the last time he 
saw my uncle Harold he was wounded in the left leg and right hand.

My uncle's freind name is Johnny E. Winger I belive or something very 
close the last name has faded on the letter so it is hard too make out.
The man who told him about my uncle was a Sgt. Rose.IN 1953 the army 
wrote my grandparents and said that my Uncle Harold was listed as 
MIA on 12-2-1950 and death is persumed to have occured on 12-31-1950.

His entire family has both greived and hoped for 48 years now,he is as 
much loved and missed today as he ever was,he is still a very important
part of his family. We miss him dearly,and are seeking ANY infromation 
anyone might have no matter how small it may seem,his family
would cherish it always.Please can anyone help us.

Cindy Brown
faith4@cjnetworks.com

Frank Delgado B Co

On Fri, 10 Jul 1998 
 Sunny Email address wrote:

I forgot to say that the only picture I have of Frank Delgado is one in
which he has an MP insignia on his uniform.

My dad was awarded a Purple Heart, and had an MP insignia on his uniform
sleeve, driving a Jeep, in the only picture I have of him. Hope this
helps narrow it down a bit, cause I'd really like to talk to anyone with
whom he served in Korea.

More:  
Not only have I identified unit, but how about I have 17 morning reports
thereon? I have tracked down many men from the company, two of whom
remembered a heroic deed on his part!

I still have to track him to Korean Occupation, though. No info on him
becoming a sgt, or an MP, both of which he was.

7th Infantry Division, 32nd Regiment, Co. B.
Thank you so much for asking, you're great!
Sunny Aris,
"A Daughter of the HOURGLASS"

Sunny Aris, daughter

Windred Reynolds - KIA

On Mon, 16 Nov 1998 
Donald Warren Email address wrote:

1010 Park Drive
New Bern, NC 28562

Phone: 252/637-5824

Comments: 

Shipped to Japan 1948 with Winfred L. Reynolds - both headed for 1st 
Cav. Unit destination changed at Zama Japan - me to GHQ Tokyo - Winfred
("Dick") apparently to 7th Army Division.  

Lost track of one another over next two years. Winfred was killed in 
action in April of 1951. I understand he was awared silver star for
assisting wounded comrads until he was killed.  Would like to learn 
more of this old friend. We enlisted together at High Point NC, attended
basic training at Fort Jackson SC, and shipped to Japan together in 
1948.

A Company, 1952-53

On Thu, 30 Sep 1999
Les and Kay Breeding Email address wrote:

I would like to place This inquiry in the lookng For Column.

A Company, 1952-53

I was in A company , 32 Reg., 7th Inf. Div. from April 1952 until Feb.
1953 and would like information on Sgt. Frank Sorgie, Cpl. Roland
Elsworth, Pfc. Richard Montoya, and Pfc. Rich Richardi. 

All were wounded on Sandy Hill, and Triangle Hill (598).
Lester Breeding, kles@powerone.com

32nd Infantry Regiment

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