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Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:28:58 -0600 (CST)
Name: Dean Cosentino
Location: USA

Comments: Sir,

I am writing to inquire about an idividual named Harold Jensen (PVT). He served in the vicinity of Outpost harry / Old Baldy. His son is looking to find his history and due to the records fire, has had very little luck. This is a excerpt from an E-mail his son sent to me.

What is a "Combat Infantryman Badge First Award?"


I did find out that the records of my Dad's service were destroyed in a fire on July 12, 1973.

I am looking a DD-214 for his discharge.

Most significant duty assignment - 1812 CO D 31 INF

Inducted 19 NOV 1952
Released 10 SEP 1954

I have answered the CIB question for him. His son also has in his possesion a ROK PUC and a US PUC (formerly a DUC) If you could be of help by posting an inquiry, that would be greatly appreciated. As is often the case, Mr. Jensen didn't relay his wartime memories to his family and as his son is getting older, he is trying to get an idea of who his Father was. More importantly, I believe Bruce is trying to understand the percieved distance we have between our families and a part of our lives they don't get to share. Thank you for any help you may provide.


In Hoc Signo Vinces +

Dean Cosentino
(Direct Line)

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 22:24:18 -0700 (EDT)
Name: Denise Meraz
Location: USA

Comments: I wasn't sure if you had to be a survivor to register. My father is the survivor, Dennis (Donisio) Salgado. He was in the 15th Regiment, Easy Company at OP Harry. We both attended the film "Hold at All Costs" in San Diego this past Friday. My dad did not register for the Reunion, but he tried on Friday, but we could not find anyone available to take his money. Please let me know where I can send in his registration money. On another note, I did not know my father was in Korea until I was in Jr. High school, when we were cleaning our garage. We came to his locker, in which he had photos and memorabilia. He broke down and my mother took my brother and I into the house and told us about Korea. Slowly he has been talking about it, but it was the movie that helped me understand my father much better and I am so grateful for that. I told him that it was a miracle that he did survive and that I feel I need to salute him when I see him. What I feel for him, I also feel the same for all the other survivors and am so grateful for the unconditional love of country. I enjoyed your website, reading the stories and look forward to spending more time reading more.

Thank you, thank you - PEACE,

Denise (Salgado) Meraz

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 16:10:00 (EDT)
Name: Stuart Waddell
E-Mail: <>
Location: efland , nc USA

Comments: Hello My dad is Lt Bobby Waddell of company c of the 5th infantry regiment 5th regimantal combat team 3rd division. He was wounded and received the silver star for his part in the battle on june 13 1953 at out post Harry, however he will not talk much about the war. I have a newspaper artical from july 1953 that was written about outpost harry and what happened the night of june 13th. I would like to hear from you if by chance any one knew my dad. He was proud of the men he served with but beyond that he will not talk much about what happened. Please feel free to respond if you would like. Thank you very much. May be I could get you a copy of the artical so you would have it as a way to help show what happened at outpost Harry.

Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 15:04:43 (EST)
Name: Annamarie Monks
E-Mail: <>
Location: mansfield, MA USA

Comments: Greetings and Appreciation from Mansfield, Massachusetts. Thank you for your brave service. I came across your website when I was looking for a St. Maurice medal for my 15 year old son, Conor, who chose St. Maurice, the patron saint of infantrymen, for his Confirmation name. Conor has great respect and admiration for the milatary and would like to be a soldier one day. He wants to serve his country.

I see that there is a medal of St. Maurice to commemorate your organization and that it may be available as a medal in the future. If this becomes available, I would appreciate being notified. Thank you very much.

Regards, Annamarie Monks

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 22:28:53 (EST)
Name: Harris N. Hollin
E-Mail: <>
Location: Palm Beach, FL USA

Comments: I met and befriended Lt. Eugene Gettig when we both arrived in Korea. We were sent to different units. We had made a pact that we would both grow mustaches. Whoever shaved it off first, would have a penalty. (I can't remember what it was). He is shown with a mustache in the picture on your website, taken in May. When I learned of his death, I shaved my mustache off and have never worn one again. Many years later, when learning more about him, I learned that he had a forebearer who was a lieut. in the Revolutionary army.

Friday, January 29, 2010 at 03:22:49 (EST)
Name: Kim Sikman
E-Mail: <>
Location: Inchon, korea

Comments: We Korean appreciate your holy spirit. I think R.O.K. couldn't survived, without your great sacrifice. Today's prosperity of Korea owes to your efforts. I am Korean, live in Inchon(Incheon) city. I was born 19.1.1950. I study the Inchon history. On surfing web, I search this site. Mr. Freeman Bradford's pictures are very useful for me. Specially his pictures of Inchon is important thing for me. But too small.. If you do not mind, I ask your help. (big sized picture)

Thank you very much.

Monday, January 04, 2010 at 10:48:49 (EST)
Name: John Trent
E-Mail: <>
Location: Savannah, GA USA

Happy New Year,

I am writing with respects to my father Mack P. Trent, who fought and served with the 5th Regimental Combat Team in Korea from 1952 -1953. He currently resides in Pinebluff, NC and leads an active life. Only recently has he openly discussed his experiences. To honor my father's service, I have written the attached poem. It is based on his first hand emotions and account as well as the exceptional historical account on your web page. I would appreciate your consideration to post this poem for my father as well as all of the men who served our country in the defense of Outpost Harry. Thanks in advance, John D. Trent

“We Held”

The story of The Battle of Outpost Harry
Korean War June 10th-18th, 1953
by John Trent
Faded photos of old ghostly memories
Young warriors posed with fear and hope
"Hold the post at all cost", their orders clear
Its significance lost over so many years
They prepared to keep Hell’s twisted landscape
Reposed they waited on death or life’s trials
Anticipation built as broken soldiers returned
No way to mourn life’s impending fate
Silently they took the dark rocky trenches
Cradling steel instruments of destruction’s bliss
Life’s fallen specters were covered in dust
Their bodies twisted on a foreign land’s earth
Sudden the roar of the enemy’s thunder
The earthen fortress shook in the dark morn
Lightening flashed as the ground erupted
Ravaging wounded souls of those who remained
Amongst the dust and ruptured terrain
The enemy breached with no reverence for life
Waves of flesh advanced the steep ridge
Their sacrifice continued throughout the long night
Faded photos of old ghostly memories
Tested warriors posed with their steely eyes
"Hold the post at all cost", their orders clear
It’s meaning lost over so many years
More alive than ever with battle-hardened souls
They defended their honor with fury unleashed
They hoped by day's light they would still be alive
Deafened by echoes of a warrior’s last cry
Implements of death rained heavy from above
Exploding, crushing, and ripping them apart
Holding and bending, they were fighting their demons
For knowing each breath would forever be their last
Agony’s fate sounded screams of horror
Interlaced between each thunderous round
“I know I will die” were the thoughts of so many
Bloodied and tired, their hands grasped and fought
Dawn’s bright sun rose above war’s noise
The dust and smoke slowly settled into the past
Death’s morbid reality littered the scarred mount
An enemy vanquished on their blood-drenched soil
Over eight long nights this battle would rage
Hell’s fury delivered its wicked last blows
They refused to relinquish that lone piece of dirt
As they honored their duty and held till the end

The End

Friday, July 31, 2009 at 07:49:06 (EDT)
E-Mail: <bluewhitedevil>
Location: temple, il USA

Comments: Outstanding site and interesting accounts

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 15:45:14 (EDT)
Name: jamie wiedhahn
E-Mail: <>
Location: woodbridge, va USA

Comments: Thank you all for your service. Having had the honor of taking back to Korea: Leonard Lassor, James Jarboe, Sam Buck and others. Please let your members know of opportunities to go back again are opening up.

Best Regards,
Jamie Wiedhahn 1-800-722-9501 with Military Historical Tours

Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 16:40:40 (EDT)
Name: Robert P. Hilldrup
E-Mail: <>
Location: Richmond, VA USA

Comments: Enjoyed your site. It's so very sad that so many are gone and the requests for info come too late. I lost three classmates in Korea, all from a very small high school, but I think of the often.

Robert P. Hilldrup 3d Inf Div ('56-'58) (A/7th Inf; A/41st FA and 3d Admin Co)

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 14:21:27 (EDT)
Name: billie long
E-Mail: <>
Location: parkersburg, wva USA

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might've know pvt. william daniel horner who was kia on march 22,1953 in chorwon valley . he was in 15 th regiment 3 rd divison on the front lines. his grave is lost to his family , we know where he was buried but the cementary where he was buried says he never was buried there. long story but we have the veterans in weston wva helping us to locate his grave..i was named after him born after he was killed in korea. if anyone knew him please contact me..

Monday, February 23, 2009 at 20:32:44 (EST)
Name: Stormy Stanley
E-Mail: <>
Location: El Dorado, AR USA

Comments: I really enjoyed your site/scrapbook. I teach Family & Consumer Sciences at our local high school. Several of us are doing a cross-curriculum project on MASH and the Korean War. Any extra information you may have that will help with our project would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for documenting your incredible journey.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 01:43:23 (EST)
Name: Lori Hood
E-Mail: <>

Comments: Is there anyone who knew my father “Robert Alfred Stearns”? I do not know anything about his military days other than he served in the Korean War. I do have his military ID but it does not have the information that I need. He has passed on and since then I have come across three maps of Korea. There are marking all over them and I would like to find out more information on them. I am trying to contact the Army to see if I can get any records on him during his time in the service. But for now I was wondering if someone could help.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 17:33:20 (EST)
Name: James W Bolt
E-Mail: <>
Location: Laurens, SC USA

Comments: This is one of the best Korean War web sites that I have visited. Keep up the good work. I will return to this site and refer others to it. I was there at the start enter Korea on morning of the 6 July 1950 where we traded body and blood till help arrived left 20 August 1951 Sign 40 Yards

Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 16:15:44 (EST)
Name: Bryan Suter
E-Mail: <>
Location: Bridgewater, VA USA

Comments: Hello gentlemen, and thank you for your service. My grandfather Jared Collins served with the 3rd ID, 10th Engineer Battalion (Combat) C Co. from 4/27/53 to 7/21/54. Looking for anyone who knew him or any stories. Thank You, Bryan Suter

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 11:24:03 (EST)
Name: Kenneth W. Branch
E-Mail: <>
Location: Gulfport, Florida USA

Comments: My uncle Samuel Branch was kia in Korea in April 1953. His records report he was on outpost harry. He was in the 3rd infantry division, F company. I was trying to find out if anyone knew him. Thank You.

Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 16:27:34 (EST)
Name: William Bennett
E-Mail: <>
Location: Alvin, TX USA

Comments: Your site is great. So many details. My late father was Bill Bennett. He was in the 15th Regiment Heavy Tank Company and was at Outpost Harry. If anyone knew him, we would like to hear from you.

Friday, December 19, 2008 at 13:03:04 (EST)
Name: Richard Q Romney
E-Mail: <>
Location: St.George, Utah USA

Comments: I was 2 miles from chorwon MLR with 4 other Air Force men on a "homer" site during 1951-52. Great to see that the trials of our americans under arms will not be forgotten.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 07:05:36 (EST)
Name: Dona Cross
E-Mail: <>
Location: Atkinson, IL USA

Comments: I was directed to this page from a newspaper article.  A local man is involved in a documentary to be presented on PBS in 2010.  I just wanted to thank all the veterans for their service and sacrifice.  My father served in WWII and recently went to D.C. on an Honor Flight to see the memorial.  My dad is from a family of 8 sons and 4 daughters.  Seven of the eight sons served either in WWII or Korea.  All four brothers-in-law served also. I am aware of the sacrifices needed to protect our freedom. Thank you. God bless you.

Monday, December 08, 2008 at 00:00:06 (EST)
Name: Maurice Caudill
Location: Peoria, IL USA

Comments: I was a radio operator in Company A (Kitty Able) of the 10th Combat Engineers, 3rd Division, during the Harry conflict. Some of our platoon members where trapped on Harry during the busy days just before the fighting ceased.  We were busy building bunkers in the Company area that were then installed on line at night.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 08:15:30 (EDT)
Name: thomas a munio jr
E-Mail: <>
Location: lansdale, pa USA

Comments: my father was on outpost harry he was there till the end.he was 2 div int

Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 19:30:03 (EDT)
Name: Chris Pulliam
E-Mail: <>
Location: Seattle, WA USA

Comments: Is there anyone out there that knew my brother, PFC Roger P. Lamoureux now deceased of 3RD SIG 3RD INF DIV a teletype operator in Korea 1953-1954. His tent was within range of the artillery as it was hit twice. Does anyone remember this or take a picture of the damage?  

Christmas morning 1953 Roger sent a Merry Christmas over the teletype to all the fellows at corp which was against all rules so I thought maybe someone might remember receiving this wish. He did his basic at San Luis Obispo.
Would really like hear from you if you knew him.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 13:37:19 (EDT)
Name: Douglas Rice
E-Mail: <>
Location: Hawesville, KY USA

Comments: Dear Outpost Harry Survivors Association,  

I am in the process of doing research for a book on the Korean War. The basis of the book will be using personal experiences from those who served in the war.  

In February of this year I published a book on World War II, using this same format.
If anyone in your association would be interested in contributing their experiences for this project, it would be greatly appreciated.
Douglas Rice

Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 13:43:54 (EDT)

Comments: Stumbled on this site and it brings memories. I was in the middle of Chorwon valley from nov.1951 to june 1952 with the 45th Div, 279th Infantry,Company G , 2nd  Platoon, 4th Squad.  Anybody out there or are we all dead. I'll be turning 80 in Nov of this but still going strong. Hope to hear from somebody. PS. Brigantine is the first island north of Atlantic city

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 16:16:14 (EDT)
Name: Antonio Fucci
E-Mail: <>
Location: Santa Rosa Valley, CA USA

Comments: I was a gunner with the 37th Bomb Squadron (N/I), 17th Bomb Wing.We flew out of K-9.  We flew night interdictions missions, additionally we suported many ground troops in their battles. Served in Korea from Jan to July 1953

Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 19:18:17 (EDT)
Name: Richard Q Romney
E-Mail: <>
Location: St. George, Utah USA

Comments: Enjoyed Scrapbook. I was just south of your position of the Chorwon MLR on an Air Force Homer Site in 51-52. There were 5 Air Force NCO's running the site.  I have some photos showing the same views of Chorwon as you have in your scrap book. We had company with the 45 Tank Bt., the 9th Rok div. 1st cav. and others who set up around our hill from time to time.  

Dick Romney

Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:29:49 (EDT)
Name: Natalie
E-Mail: <>
Location: Palatine, IL USA

Comments: Hi, I am looking for Claude Williams, who knew and worked with my grandfather, Joseph Manley in Korea.  If he could please contact me at my email I would really appreciate it.   Thank you and thank you all for serving our country.  


Sunday, March 09, 2008 at 23:47:41 (EDT)
Name: Willard D. Hamill
E-Mail: <>
Location: Roanoke, VA USA

Comments: I was an assistant BARman on Boomerang, with Fox Company, 7th Inf. Regt., 3rd Inf. Div., a few miles east of Harry during June 1953. We could hear the explosions and see the lighted sky resulting from your battle. On June 15th we were hit with 17500 rounds of artillery/mortar fire and two reinforced battalions of enemy. With help from several counter attacking companies we were able to repel the Chinks, although my platoon took 42 casualties out of 56 men. I was appointed squad leader by default. See my son's web-site

Sunday, March 09, 2008 at 20:42:10 (EDT)
Name: Verlin N. "Buck" Rogers
E-Mail: <>
Location: Lakeland, FL USA

Comments: I ran onto this web site by accident this evening. I enjoyed your web site and wanted to comment that I was in Korea with the 1st Cav in 1951 in some of the battles around Old Baldy, Hill 347, Hill 200, Bloody Ridge, etc. A few years ago I received an email from a Greek man who thought that I was the one on Outpost Harry and he was extremely  disappointed that I was not your Verlin Rogers. I tried to help him find the right one, but we lost communications!

Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 22:05:02 (EST)
Name: Maurice Caudill
E-Mail: <>
Location: Peoria, IL USA

Comments: I was one of five radio operators in A Company (Kitty Able) of the 10th Combat Engineers (3rd Division).  We never got far from the Company area, on duty 24/7.  Some of our platoons did, building bunkers, and maintaining road (pick and shovel) and some of them where involved in Harry.  Dirty work, and it's still not over.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 22:36:02 (EST) Jim Patterson
Jim Patterson
Location: Marysville, MI USA

Comments: Can I sign up for the newsletter - I was on Harry the night it all stopped July 27, 1953 - 23rd Infantry Regmt, 2nd Division
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 15:12:07 (EST)
Name: Gerald Van Deusen
E-Mail: <>
Location: Marysville, MI USA

Comments: I have been part of a history-writing team for our unit, so I recognize the great job done with OPHSA.

I do have a question and request. What is the SOURCE OF THE MAPS used in your site? Exactly what I have been looking for these past years. Our detachments served in 3rd Div area at Chorwon and Kumwha, and some times in between. One site was near Chorwon on a pimple of hill (300), at 382462, then in the hills a bit to east. WOULD REALLY LIKE TO ACQUIRE MAPS LIKE THE ONES YOU USE IN OPHSA Site. Again, a great job. I keep going back to it, especially to study the background and skyline on the great pictures.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 at 16:50:33 (EST)
Name: Gerald Van Deusen
E-Mail: <>
Location: Marysville, MI USA

Comments: Happened across your site while looking for some Whitehorse info.  Some of your slides are very much like some of my pics.  I was part of a Low Level Voice Intercept detachment.  We had teams near Chorwon, and at Kumwha.  Remember 3rd ID moving into Chorwon area about Nov 1, 52.  Our operating site overlooked the westerly part of 3rd Div area.  almost directly south of Jackson Heights.  I spent Christmas 52 at the site with C-rations, but was back ZI  before summer madness began.  Triangle was about the last major action that I was any part of.  

Thanks for the memories.  Gerald/Jerry Van Deusen

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 22:38:09 (EST)
Name: Bob Hellmann
E-Mail: <>
Location: Belvidere, Il USA

Comments: < My father just now talking about what happened. In particular, June 12th, 1953 on outpost Harry.   He served with C co. 15th reg. 3rd div.   His name is Herb Hellmann   Haven't told him yet I found this site. Hoping I can talk him into going to Seattle this year.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 03:45:47 (EST)
Name: Michelle Myers Berg
E-Mail: <>
Location: St. Paul, MN USA

Comments: My father was in C Company of the 5th RCT. I have just purchased the book The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam. In it there are references to Pork Chop Hill. The battle dates listed are for July 11-16, 1953. Where is/was Pork Chop Hill? Was it another name for OP Harry? If so, how could this noted journalist have gotten the dates listed so wrong? Those dates more closely approximate Kum Song Salient. According to the VFW there were some 144,000 enemy soldiers who overran the resistance there. Those are some pretty staggering numbers. Has anyone ever written about or recorded the events surrounding this situation? That my father made it out of there was truly an act of God.
Thursday, January 03, 2008 at 11:07:06 (EST)
Name: Rex Henderson
E-Mail: <>
Location: Amarillo, TX USA

Comments: My dad was in the korean war and was a survivor of out post harry. Me and my brothers are trying to get him to join your wonderful assoc. Would someone from your orginzation contact him. He doesnt have Email His name is Emmett Henderson 445 Walsh CO Phone# (719)324-5540 Thank you so much Rex Henderson

Monday, November 12, 2007 at 15:57:59 (EST)
Name: Marc Fortier
E-Mail: <>
Location: Ft Stewart, Ga USA

Comments: My Grandfather was in the battle of OP Harry and i was looking for ways to get in contact with people who might know him. His name is Henry Fortier and he lives in Waterbury Conn.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 20:09:47 (EDT)
Name: Charlie Malone
E-Mail: <>
Location: Carlisle, PA USA

Comments: Hello   I was surfing Kumwha Valley pictures and saw your website. It is great!   I have 5 pictures I took from my S2 position in 1952. There are some horizon similarities to the Operation Harry pictures. I would like your comment.   A few years ago I had them put together and I put that group on a disc. Can I send one to you?   I am a novice at sending the pic thru email. This picture is best viewed at 9"x 27". With the disc it is possible to view that size.   charlie   I have that picture on my old website, href="">

Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 11:23:21 (EDT)
Name: Billie I Scott
E-Mail: <>
Location: lexington, sc USA

Comments: I enjoyed the survivor news letter of our 16 anual meeting . I have been trying to get a hold of jerry cunningham here in s.c. but i can not find his emall address. also if you can help i need a new membership card mine has bursted in half.I would like to converce with Dr. harry Lee I hear he has a office in th San Francisco area.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 12:21:30 (EDT)
Name: Tracey Hunter
E-Mail: <>
Location: Caledonia, MI USA

Comments: I just wanted to thank all of the contributors to this site. I had several people contact me and help me to finally obtain the silver star awarded to my grandfather, Ken Lockard-Easy Company, 15th infantry regimen-for actions on June 10 & 11, 1953 at Outpost Harry. 

Also, special note to Jerry Cunningham...thank you for the long phone conversation you had with me and I am soooo glad you could finally complete your promise to Rudolph....the flower.

Friday, July 20, 2007 at 21:05:33 (EDT)
Name: Leonard Spirito
E-Mail: <>
Location: Carlisle, PA USA

Comments: I was a Platoon Leader in the 15th Infantry Regimental Tank Company during the June 1953 battle for Outpost Harry. I remember it well because I led my tank platoon out to a position in "Parachute Valley" to cover the approach from Star Cluster to Harry. I note that one of your contributors is Jim Hafer who was also with the Tank Company at that time. I would really like to contact him if that is at all possible.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 23:07:14 (EDT)
Name: David L. Perry
E-Mail: <>
Location: Naples, FL USA

Comments: I am the nephew of Sgt. Harold Dyson, 15th Infantry Regiment, G Company, 3rd Infantry Division. Mu uncle was Killed in action on june 15, 1963 on OP Harry. He was a Light Weapons Infantry Leader. Anyone having information about my uncle are welcome to share their comments with me. I am very interested in his military service and the events surrounding his death.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 09:23:38 (EDT)
E-Mail: <>

Comments: A great reunion! Thank you Mr. Cunningham!
Monday, June 18, 2007 at 21:43:17 (EDT)
Name: John Zatorski
E-Mail: <>
Location: Lebanon, PA USA

Comments: Just got back from Columbus GA a short while ago. Had a great time with my parents, Stan and Anna Marie Zatorski at the reunion. Enjoyed all of the people, places, food and friendship that I got to experience. Hope to see all of you in Seattle next year.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 14:15:38 (EDT)
Name: james w bolt
E-Mail: <>
Location: Laurens, Sc USA

Comments: PLEASE Some one from this web page that was their contact the Korean War Euucator and place this story on that site when we are gone all thing that happen at that far away place so long ago will be lost forever. Lets leave what happen at OUT POST HARRY so history will have a record of what happen their by those that were their. Not by some one that got his info from reports and then put it on paper. Let them see it through your eyes as you saw it. Forty Yards

Friday, June 15, 2007 at 21:14:40 (EDT)
Name: GugaRedy
E-Mail: <>
Location: New York, NY USA

Comments: Hi. Very useful resource. THE BEST. I liked your site. Thanks. Sincerely,

Friday, June 15, 2007 at 19:40:57 (EDT)
Name: james w bolt
E-Mail: <>
Location: Laurens, SC USA

Comments: I was with the second artillery unit to enter Korea on the 6 July 1950 left Korea 20 August.I will never forget the dates 7 14 20 July You can read memoir on the Korean War Educator. [Forty Yards]

Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 01:06:32 (EDT)
Name: Kim Mann
E-Mail: <>
Location: Mission Viejo, CA USA

Comments: My Uncle Jay Mann was MIA in the Korean War March 26,1953. I have been doing a lot of research on him trying to find out more information. His brother (my father) is having a hard time reliving that time in his life. So I am helping by looking up information threw the internet. I came accross your website and have found more clues of to where he was. One of you maps had his outpost on it "Vegas". Thank you, Kim Mann niece of PFC Jay Mann H co. 3rd Battalion 5th Marine

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 23:01:03 (EDT)
Name: Edwin Lee Hukill
E-Mail: <>
Location: Palo Alto, CA USA

Comments: I served '52-'53 as a medical officer on hospital trains running up and down the Korean peninsula, and as far north as Panmunjon. I saw a lot of Korea but knew very little about the fighting a few miles away at times. I saw and listened to more casualties than I want to remember. I am grateful for these views and the first hand battle stories. Good work! I heard of you from Brad whom I met in a photo workshop class.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 10:21:28 (EDT)
Name: Karen Cannella
E-Mail: <>
Location: Manchester, NH USA

Comments: As the daughter of a OPHSA member I would first like to say Thank you all for serving. I nor my children or grandchildren (if any) will ever forget what my father and the men who served beside him did for our country. What the politics were then and are now don't matter, lives were given for our freedom and deserve our respect. I am happy to say my father came home from the war and life went on, but not forgotten. Thank you Dad. Thank to all of you who serve now and have served our country without you we would not have the freedom we appreciate everyday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 17:11:29 (EDT)
Name: arnold doty
E-Mail: <>
Location: horicon, wi USA

Comments: thanks jerry for your story but you left out about swaping your bar for an m1 or did you forget DOTY doty co.e 15th reg hi again jc

Monday, March 12, 2007 at 10:38:02 (EDT)
E-Mail: <>
Location: LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas USA

Comments: To OPHSA committee, I just recently had the pleasure and honor to meet a gentleman that was a soldier and in my book a hero of this battle. He lives here in Little Rock Arkansas. I'm in the military also. This man was on the side of the road selling tomato and a few garden vegetables. I saw some garden fresh tomatoes and went to go buy some (i didn't care about the price). I bought the tomatoes for my wife. He ask about our state college basketball team. Right after that i told him that I was in the military. He told me he was the recipient of the purple heart. I asked him where at? I knew by looking at him it was pre-VIETNAM era. But not exactly what. He proceeded and started telling me about OUTPOST HARRY I had no idea of what he was getting ready to tell me. He totally overwhelmed me with deep felt sorrow and compassion for what he went through at OUTPOST HARRY. He broke down in tears and just had one question to ask of me, "Why was he left alive and his friends and fellow soldiers had to die?" I replied, "Only THE ALMIGHTY GOD KNOWS." His name is HARROLD STARR OF K- COMPANY 3RD INF. DIVISION 15TH REGIMENT IN KOREA. His number is 501-227-5512.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 15:23:47 (EST)
Website: http://

Comments: 3RD.7REG.C.CO. KOREA. 5253 SQ.LEADER

Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 19:02:25 (EST)
Name: Donna Lenahan
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Winter Springs , FL USA

Comments: My father, William "Bud" Brotherton was there with company E, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He passed away a few years ago. He really never talked about the war. If anyone served with him, please drop me an e-mail.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 16:22:26 (EDT)
Name: Ernest L. Barrette
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Woonsocket, RI USA

Comments: I was there on OP Harry June 12,1953. I was toll about the attack 6/11/53. We stare to avance to the OP Harry around 22:00 but action stare around 2:23 that morning not to say about the artillery It was unbeleable Luky I came out alive.


Monday, September 04, 2006 at 09:21:09 (EDT)
Name: William Nowitzke
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: North Brunswick, NJ USA

Comments: Looking for offical documentation of soliders that served in K-Company, 15 Infantry, 3rd Division, June 10 & 11, 1953. Any other information regarding this would be appreciated or where we can get the information. I am looking for an actual offical list of soliders or anyone who can help us retrieve this list.

Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 17:49:50 (EDT)
Name: wayne cooper
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: muskogee, ok USA

Comments: Thank you verry much for sharing your photos of Inchon. In the shot of the hospital ships in the harbor. I was on the USS consolation AH 15 I was a boiler man. The other ship was a Danish hospital ship. I also have a photo of me in the gun placement overlooking Inchon. I later returned on a mine sweeper repair ship. All in All I was there from 2/52 to 10 /54. at different times. Your shots of Inchon bring back lots of memories. thanks again

Friday, June 16, 2006 at 10:15:16 (EDT)
Name: Joel F. Gilfert
E-Mail: <>
Location: Eldred, PA USA

Comments: Private William A. Reedy from my hometown was killed on June 12, 1953. I believe he was a member of Love Company, 15th Regt. Maybe one of your veteran reunions someone might remember him? I'll send a photo of him to add to your website memorials as soon as possible. Regards, Joel

Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 21:41:06 (EDT)
Name: ron farmer
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: wichita falls, tx USA

Comments: very interesting. some of the best war photos i have ever seen. congratulations.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 08:38:04 (EDT)
Name: R. Douglas Esque
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Huntington, WV USA

Comments: Fantastic site! Thank you for the effort in putting it together, and above all, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

My only gripe with the site is that you humbly make a reference to the Korean War as a "non event war". No way! It was,and remains, a significant world event. I think part of the problem over the "forgotten war" label is that most of the movers and shakers in Hollywood have made a concious decision to not make a film about it due to the nature of who we were fighting. However, I will not turn this into a forum for my rants against the Hollywood Left.

For those of us in Real America, Korean War veterans are not and never have been forgotten.

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 17:07:45 (EDT)
Name: L.J.Yovanovich
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Afton, Tn. USA

Comments: I am trying to get in touch with anyone who was with the 235th Field Artillery OBSN. Battalion during the Korean War.(1952, 1953)
I was detached from the 235th and assigned to the Greek and Turkish Inf. as a F.O. on Harry's op.
Jay ( nick name-Yock)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:11:32 (EDT)
Name: Jonathan Hill
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: thornwood, NY USA

Comments: I Have a letter written by Mr. Bob Brandon about the death of my uncle Herbert Grosche 15th Reg. G Company. Please write me if you can.

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 22:08:16 (EDT)
Name: Jonathan Hill
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: thornwood, NY USA

Comments: My uncle died on outpost harry 5/10/53 his name was Herbert
Grosche. He was a leuteniant for the Army. Any information would be appreciated.

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 00:01:57 (EDT)
Name: cecil jeter
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: terrehaute, in USA

Comments: I just wanted to no if anyone remembers SFC Robert M Jeter from Indinapolis he severd in A BTRY in 1953

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 08:10:13 (EDT)
Name: Gordon Lowery
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Sandwich, Il USA

Comments: Medic in Easy & Fox companies and 2nd Bat. aid station

Monday, April 10, 2006 at 20:58:07 (EDT)
Name: Derek Williams
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Greeley, CO USA

Comments: this site is really cool... i really liked the scrapbook, because i am doing this school project, for extra credit, and i am making a collage with a map of korea and a bunch of little pictures from korea in it, and this site really helped me a lot. We are holding a "recognition" and are getting as many korean war veterans at our school as we can to applaud them. u might hear about us, and if ur a war veteran, i might see u. i go to northridge high school

Monday, April 10, 2006 at 15:37:06 (EDT)
Name: Chris
E-Mail: <>
Location: Yeovil, England

Comments: Great site, great photos and I am amased how well your slides have lasted the test of time. I will put a link to your site.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 13:06:08 (EDT)
Name: jim Kelley
E-Mail: <>
Location: Davenport, IA USA

Comments: Great views, I did a similiar task of taking photos- only I wasn't in Korea as long as you. I arrived in May 53 and left Nov 53. 40th Div in the punch bowl. Artilley F.O. was my job. thanks for your efforts.

Monday, March 20, 2006 at 21:56:00 (EST)
Name: Maurice Caudill
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Peoria, IL USA

Comments: I was a radio operator in Able Company of the 10th Eng. Code name Kitty Able. I was there from Jan. 53 till June 54. We supported an infantry div. on line by building machine gun bunkers and sleeping bunkers and installing them at night. All I can remember is we were in the Chorwan area, within artillary range of the North as our Company clerk was killed one night that way. I am interested in any maps you have access to that might show where we were during that time. Thanks for all the work you put into the web site.

Friday, March 10, 2006 at 17:54:36 (EST)
Name: Ken Powers
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: sacramento, ky USA

Comments: please put me on your mailing list. i was with 5th rct on op harry. thanks!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 16:31:37 (EST)
Name: Ron Burrow
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>


Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 12:39:34 (EST)
Name: michael vansickle
Website: http://
Location: indianapolis, IN USA

Comments: My teacher thinks you chose not to show combat pictures. I, not being a retard, think that in a combat situation you would be more likely to shoot bullets rather than pictures.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 10:06:39 (EST)
Name: alan
Website: http://

Comments: i really like the fact that you put all of your pictures into an online book.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 16:00:26 (EST)
Name: Daniell L. Sears
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Humble, TX USA

Comments: I am a Vietnam and Gulf War Veteran and I teach High School AFJROTC. We are studying the Korean Conflict and I am using the information provided by you to teach our young people about the "Forgotten War." The pictures and information provided are an excellent teaching tool. I thank you for them. To those who served in the Conflict, I thank you and salute you. You deserve better treatment by our government. Continue to hold your heads high and know that the U.S.A. appreciates your sacrifice.

Daniell L. Sears, Captain, USAF/Ret

Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 21:35:47 (EST)
Name: Tiffany Smith
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Morristown, TN USA

Comments: This site was very helpful to me. I am having to do a report on The Korean War. Thank you all for everything that you have done.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 19:45:41 (EST)
Name: James H. Leffel
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: Severn, MD. USA

Comments: I was in the B Btry 39th FA BN. I was a FO with G Co 4 mos & than E Co 5 mos. I was on Item OP the last 5mos.,almost the whole time. I stayed on it for 30 days one time. I can recall a lot of bad times. I had a nightmare & woke up in the trench beside a head that a round had uncovered. We were under attacked & I had to call defensive fire, but I got no answer on my radio, I kept calling & a few min later the rounds came. FDC picked me up, but I couldn't receive them. You never saw a happier bunch of men, including me, when the rounds lit up around the hill. Early the next morning that radio went in for repairs. I am still thanking the head man upstairs that I made it back without a scratch. I served serveral more tours in Korea, but in the signal corps. God bless all that served time over there & any other war zone. Thank you. Jim L.

Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 23:36:27 (EST)
Name: John Hong
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>
Location: San Mateo, CA USA

Comments: I am a Korean War Veteran and remembering the Inchon Harbor. You keeping valuable and historical scenes. I am cllecting Korean War Pictures for my biography writing. If you have any War Pictures or photos, please share it. I hope you have wonderful healty life and great experiences.

Thank You,

John Hong
1640 Overland Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Cell Phone650-235-6699
Phone, Fax, Answering 650-312-1614

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 15:43:13 (EST)
Name: Delores Vega
Website: http://
Location: Birmingham, Al USA

Comments: In memory of Malvin U. Goldstein, with whom I worked for nine years.

Friday, January 06, 2006 at 13:51:26 (EST)
Name: Robert Shellhammer
Website: http://
E-Mail: <>

Comments: I was in the Third Div. 15th reg. Co. B on Out Post Tom. I accumulated my 36 Points needed for rotation and was shipped out in May. I found out about this battle from the VFW magazine in 2003.
Some of the names I remember were; Sgt.Jack Overby, Sgt Mercer, and the CO was Capt Robert Tart. Some of the ROK troops a Sgt. Ha, and PFC Kim Jo Hung. I was in the Comunication section for a while under Sgt. Mercer. Our First Sgt was a man named Conners.

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