Message 117 of 1751 messages.
posted on: Tue Nov 19 09:58:14 EST 2002
UNIT ASSIGNED: 1/9th Infantry
Served as a team leader for Co C 1/9 Inf from July 83 to July 84. We had the DMZ mission from December 83 to Feb 84. Those were some of the coldest days in my career. I'm glad to see a Imjin Scout page. It's about time those soldies on the Z got recognized.
Message 116 of 1751 messages.
posted on: Sun Nov 17 20:03:19 EST 2002
UNIT ASSIGNED: Advanced Combat Training Academy (ACTA)
the president is expected to sign confirmation for the Korean defense service medal on Tuesday . So finally all of us who served during the hard times , times of stress , times of loneliness , times the fear and times of rejection can finally say HOOOOOOOOOOOA. after the president signs the KDVA will inform you on how to receive your well deserved medal. congratulations to all
Message 115 of 1751 messages.
posted on: Sun Nov 17 14:21:37 EST 2002
UNIT ASSIGNED: 6/80th Artillery, 7ID
Hi! I've thoroughly enjoyed your site. Brought back a LOT of memories, some good - some not so good.
I was a Redeye Missile Gunner with HHB, 6/80th FA, 7th ID, in Camp Knox, Pobwon-ni, from July 1968 to September 1969. I crossed the river about a dozen times but was NOT an Imjin Scout. I was kind of surprised to see my unit listed as a "DMZ unit" but the page is Under Construction, so I don't know why you've included it. If you'd like pictures for that page I have two yearbooks from my time there as well as some snapshots. I'd be happy to scan some in and send them to you.
I was always ambivalent about that tour, but something must have 'bit' me, since I went back in the Army and returned to the ROK, serving as XO of HHC, 2d ID in Camp Casey in 1978.
The 'Class of 68' from the 6/80th had a 30th reunion in Las Vegas in 1998 but I was unable to attend due to ill health. I'd sure love to hear from any of the folks who served with me.
Thanks for all the work you've done here, Julius A. "Al" Luck