HistoryNet.com RSS
ArmchairGeneral.com RSS

HistoryNet.com Articles
America's Civil War
American History
Aviation History
Civil War Times
MHQ
Military History
Vietnam
Wild West
World War II

ACG Online
ACG Magazine
Stuff We Like
War College
History News
Tactics 101
Carlo D'Este
Books

ACG Gaming
Boardgames
PC Game Reviews

ACG Network
Contact Us
Our Newsletter
Meet Our Staff
Advertise With Us

Sites We Support
HistoryNet.com
StreamHistory.com
Once A Marine
The Art of Battle
Game Squad
Mil. History Podcast
Russian Army - WW2
Achtung Panzer!
Mil History Online

Go Back   Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History > Historical Events & Eras > Korean War

Notices and Announcements

Korean War The Korean War (1950 - 53)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 17 Jan 06, 11:39
JSMoss's Avatar
JSMoss JSMoss is offline
Major General
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Birthplace of the American Idea
Posts: 2,817
JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janos
JSMoss - what's your Dad's name?

My Dad served on a minesweeper (USS Chief or Defense, he was on both at one point or another). He was also at Inchon.

My Stepdad was in the US Army, not sure what he did.

My father in law was a MSG in the ROK Army.
James L Moss Commanding the USS Incredible

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/s...sh-i/am249.htm

Reading this it appears I misunderstand and he was at Wonsan landings.

My Gradndad was a full bird colnel in the army at the time. I believe he was still Commander at Kobe at the time
__________________
Boston Strong!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 17 Jan 06, 11:52
Janos's Avatar
Janos Janos is offline
General of the Forums
Hungary
Distinguished Service Award ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: János ispán Vezérőrnagy
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia (CSA)
Posts: 14,853
Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700]
Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSMoss
James L Moss Commanding the USS Incredible

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/s...sh-i/am249.htm

Reading this it appears I misunderstand and he was at Wonsan landings.

My Gradndad was a full bird colnel in the army at the time. I believe he was still Commander at Kobe at the time
My Dad was at Wonsan, too. He was a Seaman Apprentice or a Seaman at the time...he had just joined the Navy and served as a "Radio Talker", I think. Doubt he knew your Dad, given different ships and different ranks.

USS Chief http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/s...sh-c/am315.htm
__________________
Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


"Never pet a burning dog."

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
http://www.mormon.org
http://www.sca.org
http://www.scv.org/
http://www.scouting.org/

Last edited by Janos; 17 Jan 06 at 11:55..
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 18 Jan 06, 17:08
JSMoss's Avatar
JSMoss JSMoss is offline
Major General
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Birthplace of the American Idea
Posts: 2,817
JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200] JSMoss is walking in the light [200]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janos
My Dad was at Wonsan, too. He was a Seaman Apprentice or a Seaman at the time...he had just joined the Navy and served as a "Radio Talker", I think. Doubt he knew your Dad, given different ships and different ranks.

USS Chief http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/s...sh-c/am315.htm
Yep. Mine was a JG at the time. Stayed in 26 years out of Annapolis. Then taught at RPI and The Naval Academy. I will be burying Mom and him at Arlington in March.
__________________
Boston Strong!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 19 Jan 06, 11:46
Janos's Avatar
Janos Janos is offline
General of the Forums
Hungary
Distinguished Service Award ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: János ispán Vezérőrnagy
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia (CSA)
Posts: 14,853
Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700]
Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700] Janos is a glorious beacon of light [700]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSMoss
Yep. Mine was a JG at the time. Stayed in 26 years out of Annapolis. Then taught at RPI and The Naval Academy. I will be burying Mom and him at Arlington in March.
My condolences on their passing but it's great that you can get them into Arlington.
__________________
Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


"Never pet a burning dog."

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
http://www.mormon.org
http://www.sca.org
http://www.scv.org/
http://www.scouting.org/
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 20 Jan 06, 04:59
granite's Avatar
granite granite is offline
Sergeant Major
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award March Offensive 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 360
granite is on the path to success [1-99] granite is on the path to success [1-99] granite is on the path to success [1-99] granite is on the path to success [1-99]
My father-in-law was enlisted Navy, lead the engine room on his ship (sorry-can't remember the name). He went in 1949, was in the Inchon Landings, and might have made the Navy a career if Truman hadn't involuntarily extended enlistments one year due to the war. He said he liked the engine room because officers rarely ventured there because of the heat and noise. He also had to work on other ships engines too. To this day he won't go tour a submarine that is docked as a museum-makes him claustrophobic!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  #21  
Old 13 Aug 09, 11:23
lakechampainer's Avatar
lakechampainer lakechampainer is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oceania
Posts: 10,057
lakechampainer is simply cracking [600]
lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600]
Relatives in Korean War

I had two uncles in the Korean War. My father was in the CIC in Korea in 1946 and in the reserves during the war. One of my father's brothers, who was born about 1930, was stationed in Hawaii and had about 10 days before going home when the war broke out- I think in the 25th division. Obviously he did not get to go home. He was in Korea sometime in August or September. He went with the 8th Army up South Korea into North Korea. By the end of his time there he was the platoon sergeant, only three of the original platoon left. He was lucky in terms of direct injury, just had a shrapnel wound to his hand, but didn't put in paperwork because he didn't want my grandmother to worry. He did suffer circulatory damage to his legs from being outside in the extreme cold so much. He has told me about how beers would sell for a $100 a bottle when there was going to be a battle the next day. He gave his to his friends because he was not a drinker. Next time I see him I am going to ask him some specific questions, but generally he does not talk about his experiences. Talked a little to me about his experiences when my father died.

One of my mother's brothers, born about 1930, was an armorer in the army. He served in the X Corps, I don't know his unit, although I would guess he was in or attached to the 7th division. He went around in a jeep with a workshop in back and repaired small arms in the field. He had excellent mechanical skills like his father, as farmboys often do (my mother and aunts and uncles spent summers on the farm in Vermont, my mother and this uncle were born there). He was caught behind the lines and my grandparents got a telegram before Christmas saying he was missing in action. He eventually made his way back to the lines after two weeks. At one point he tried to hook up with some Marines but was told "We're sorry, we have all we can do to take care of our own". Around 1972 he and my aunt adopted a Korean girl who was about a year old. My cousin is doing well. My uncle died in 1996, he didn't like to talk about the war. When I see my aunt again I'm going to see if she has any information she can share with me.

My father was in the reserves in army intelligence at the start of the war. In 1949 he and others in his unit took a course to become intelligence officers (as opposed to counterintelligence officers). In 1950 he was promoted to 1st LT .At some point, I think 1951, he was transferred to the Transportation Corps. His final rank was Captain, in 1960 or 1961. In 1946 he was in Korea as a CIC officer(2nd LT), trained in Japanese language and area and Counterintelligence. He went on missions and then was the CIC officer in a prefect/region where the police officials had to report to him. I asked him once if there was ever any talk of him being called up during the Korean War to go to Korea, he never really answered. It was probably for the best he wasn't called up because most likely it would have been a different, more brutal type of service than what he was involved with in 1946, in terms of dealing with suspected agents, POWs, etc. in a very tough manner (Actually I think the tough behavior started in 1947 or 1948, Air Force intelligence working with South Korean Police, on internet). My father later in life took up the hobby of re-studying the Japanese Language and people. At one point in the early 90's he made friends with a Japanese government official who was studying at Harvard for a year or two. I don't think he was particularly interested in present day Korea. The last couple of years of his life he loved to watch MASH every day.

He loved the episodes with the crazy intelligence officer Colonel Flagg. He especially loved the episode with the other crazy intelligence officer, when the two played a cat-and-mouse game with each other. He always laughed out loud at that. He also loved the episode where General MacArthur came for an inspection and then just drove through the camp. My father met the General once, at a play or some performance in Tokyo. He said everyone stood up, of course, and the General spoke to the officers there briefly, and while inspecting/greeting my father, he said something like "Lieutenant, I see you're in Intelligence. The eyes and ears of the military". When my father told the story he tried to do it in MacArthur's voice.

My late father -in- law was in the Navy in the South Pacific in WW II. During the Korean War he worked as a civilian in the Pentagon in the library where maps and photos were kept.

Last edited by lakechampainer; 13 Aug 09 at 12:08.. Reason: adding line on 1947-1948
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 13 Aug 09, 15:05
Sino Invasion's Avatar
Sino Invasion Sino Invasion is offline
Brigadier General
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Brian
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 2,078
Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200]
My mom's brother

was a 1st LT serving as a B-29 bombadier. Unfortunately he was shot down on his 23rd mission (I have the little address book that he used to document them) in March 1953. According to my mom they got a couple of letters from him while he was a POW. The story was his captors took his boots and marched him barefoot to the camp. He never recovered and died shortly after.

His body was never returned and his ID card (Dewey Stopa) is still on display at Kim's war museum at the DMZ.
__________________
Save America!! Impeach Obama!!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 13 Aug 09, 19:23
Widow Maker's Avatar
Widow Maker Widow Maker is offline
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Taglios
Posts: 1,472
Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200] Widow Maker is walking in the light [200]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sino Invasion View Post
was a 1st LT serving as a B-29 bombadier. Unfortunately he was shot down on his 23rd mission (I have the little address book that he used to document them) in March 1953. According to my mom they got a couple of letters from him while he was a POW. The story was his captors took his boots and marched him barefoot to the camp. He never recovered and died shortly after.

His body was never returned and his ID card (Dewey Stopa) is still on display at Kim's war museum at the DMZ.
Do you know if there was a set number of missions limit for bomber crews when he was serving or did they serve for a period of time?

Does anyone remember how the Family was notified of his ID card being in the Museum?
__________________
"Put guards on all the roads, and don't let the men run to the rear."
Major General John Buford's final words on his deathbed.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 14 Aug 09, 03:05
Sino Invasion's Avatar
Sino Invasion Sino Invasion is offline
Brigadier General
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Brian
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 2,078
Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200] Sino Invasion is walking in the light [200]
I don't know

if there were a set number of bombing runs that they had to make. He certainly didn't have to make it much longer.

Some of the more recent MIA family contact teams contacted my mom and gave her a pictue showing his ID Card on display.
__________________
Save America!! Impeach Obama!!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 14 Aug 09, 04:13
Surrey's Avatar
Surrey Surrey is online now
General of the Forums
UK
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive Summer Campaign 100 Greatest Generals, 2008 
Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role  Aircraft 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Surrey
Posts: 5,880
Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500]
Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500] Surrey is a jewel in the rough [500]
One of my uncles was on HMS Glory during the Korean war. He was involved in helping direct planes as they landed.
It is a bit unclear what happened but my understanding is that a damaged plane crashed on landing and he was blown overboard. His body was never recovered.
__________________
"To be free is better than to be unfree - always."
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 14 Aug 09, 20:59
steve park's Avatar
steve park steve park is offline
First Sergeant
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Steve Park
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern South Carolina
Posts: 278
steve park is on the path to success [1-99] steve park is on the path to success [1-99] steve park is on the path to success [1-99] steve park is on the path to success [1-99]
Uncle Fuzz

I had an uncle who was no doubt a grunt. I never asked, when he was alive which unit. He had three fingers shot off and never mentioned Korea, the military, or anything related as long as he lived.

A year or two after my return from VietNam, as a grunt, I asked him what happened and it took him about two minutes to tell me all anybody needed to know. They were pinned down, four or five of them, and there wasn't room for all. He literally drew the short straw to move to another spot, where he received his wounds. Two Korea stretcher bearers were carrying him out when they received more fire, they dropped him and ran. He had a .45 on him and shot one of them.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 17 Aug 09, 01:25
johnbryan's Avatar
johnbryan johnbryan is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Best Pin-Up Of World War II 
 
Real Name: John
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 25,893
johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+] johnbryan has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
My Dad was with the 3rd Spearhead Armored Division and spent nearly the entire time of his Korean War service stateside, working out with the anti-aircraft artillery troops along the east coast, who were protecting New York City from Soviet Russian Bombers.
__________________
"Profanity is but a linguistic crutch for illiterate motherbleepers"
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 17 Aug 09, 16:04
RedDagger18's Avatar
RedDagger18 RedDagger18 is offline
Second Lieutenant
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Chuck
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Town of Halfmoon, Saratoga County
Posts: 445
RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99] RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99] RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99] RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99] RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99] RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99] RedDagger18 is on the path to success [1-99]
My Father

Hello, Thread:
My Father was the Army Attache assigned to the US Embassy to the Republic of South Korea Jul 53-Nov 54. He arrived the day before the Armistice was signed and went in to effect, therefore was entitled to the Korean Service Medal, and the UN Medal. He spent most of his time in Taegu, though periodically would be at the Embassy or back to the Far East Command G2 shop in Tokyo. He spent a total of 16 months on the assignment before coming home.
Red Dagger 18
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 18 Aug 09, 02:29
LeanotLee's Avatar
LeanotLee LeanotLee is offline
Major
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: John
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Campbellsburg,Ky.
Posts: 1,067
LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100] LeanotLee has demonstrated strength of character [100]
I didnt really have any relatives in the Korean War but the one thing that allways comes to mind when I think about the war is the National Gaurd Unit that met at our county fairgrounds. These guys were POORLY trained, if at all. Their summer camps (2 weeks) were kinda fun times that they all looked forward to.
They got called up and upon arrival in Korea thrown into something they were totally unprepared for.
To put it lightly---they got boutchered!!!
We lost a lot of good young local boys in that fiasco.
I'll never forget them.
__________________
The most visable part of a persons education is their parents example !

Christianity is made far too complicated by far too many denominations.
It's truly a simple concept.
Dont take my word for it---Read the Book of Romans!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 21 Aug 09, 17:01
erwin rommel's Avatar
erwin rommel erwin rommel is offline
Recruit
UK
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: folkestone
Posts: 3
erwin rommel is on the path to success [1-99]
my grandad joined the R.A.F initially for 18 months but it was extended to 2 years coz ov the korean war that started 1 week after he joined, many ov his friends went out there
some never came back
so my family didnt go out there but my grandad was very close coz his captain sed 2 him that if the war lasted 2 months more he would be shipped out
so grandpa(im joining the raf soon to complete my family legacy)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Reply

Please bookmark this thread if you enjoyed it!


Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.