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October 2000- First, I need to give a long over due, BIG "Thank You", to the 31st Infantry Regiment Association and to the 32nd Infantry Association, the 7th Division Association and the Army Chosin Few. They have supported my efforts and have helped spread the word out about the sites. Hats off to you guys! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ More good changes to the site! All index pages now have links to all pages in that site for easy access! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Another thank you goes out to the Tampa Tribune for listing almost weekly, the location of the Korean War displays and also listing the LibraryDisplay page! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE KOREAN WAR/CHOSIN DISPLAY - is now at the North Tampa Branch, North Blvd, Tampa, 813-975-2111 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Finally, the main link of "Chosin31RCT" should be listed on search engines I hope by October or November! Different search engines that I have the site submitted to: YAHOO INFOSEEK LYCOS ALTAVISTA HOTBOT WEBCRAWLER GOOGLE DIRECTHIT NORTHERNLIGHT WHATUSEEK FASTSEARCH EXCITE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE CHANGJIN JOURNAL NOW ONLINE! At the New York Military Affairs Symposium at http://nymas.org. William and I have enjoyed all the issues to date. The Journal is informative and in depth coverage of the events at Chosin. Written by Chosin Historian and Chosin Few, Colonel George A. Rasula, USA-Ret. The link to Changjin Journal is now added on the LINKS page. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ SUPPORT THE KOREAN WAR PROJECT WITH A BUMPER STICKER! What a great way to bring the awareness of the War and support the Project. The sticker says -I Remember Korea-. The price per sticker varies with quantity. Here's the order form address, or see link below: http://www.koreanwar.org/html/bumper_sticker.html ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ From 50th Anniversary Committee of the Korean War newsletter - The National Geographic Explorer series are looking for Chosin Veterans for a documentary on the Battle of Chosin. Share your stories and experiences. Contact Carrie Regan e-mail: caregan@ngs.org Phone: (202) 775-6772 Mail: Carrie Regan Story Development Researcher National Geographic Television 1145 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ PBS is producing a documentary for the PBS series, "The American Experience" called "Letters from War". The documentary will be a collection of letters written by American soldiers, throughout our history. PBS are looking for letters from the Korean War and any information on collections of letters at libraries, museums etc, and personal collections. Write or call: Melissa Adelson Associate Producer Letters From War ROBERT KENNER FILMS 650 N. Bronson Ave #138 Los Angeles, CA 90004 ph (212) 460-6486 fax (323)462-7686 e-mail:MelissaAdelson@aol.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Jim Marino is writing a book about the British Royal Marines, 41 Commando who were also at Chosin. If any Chosin Vets came in contact with the British any time, please write Jim at ww2buf@yahoo.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
September 2000-William just turned 72 years old in July, and finally received some of his medals from Korea in August 2000! Unfortunatley, it's not over. Dad's still waiting for his Purple Heart and 3 stars. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I Co Site - pages have changed a bit. Hope you like the change - but in the process it wiped out the guestbook. So keep on writing! And thanks for the great comments! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The 31stRCTat Chosin is still under construction! I will be adding the serial numbers and I will try to research and add status (KIA, MIA). I would also like to list companies. Any help you can give me - I'll appreciate. Ignore the asterick line, that's my system of making the columns. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FROM THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN WAR COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER September events in Korea - 9/13 - Pusan Breakout - Waegwan, Republic of Korea 9/15 - Inchon Landing - Inchon, Republic of Korea September events in the States - 9/15 - 9/17 - Breakout of the Pusan Perimeter and Inchon Landing - Norfolk, VA For more information call - 703-604-0831 or web site - http://korea50.army.mil/ TRY OUT NEW SITE - VETERANS.COM This site is just for Veterans with a Veteran register and locator. Message boards, store, Veteran of the Month and weekly stories. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ANOTHER SITE I'VE FOUND- The Veteran Complaint Hotlinks at www.orbiter.com/ramrod/INDEX.htm You can e-mail the White House, Senators, Congress, TV stations/News Shows/VA Associations just to name a few!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Benny's site, UNFORGETTABLE INCIDENTS IN MY LIFE- 57th FA Bn Chosin Few survivor web address:http://homepage.webtv.ne.jp/bennyKT/Unforgettable Highly recommended!! Benny talks about his childhood in Japan; before and after WWII, his time at Camp Crawford and in the 57th FA Bn; his return to Japan. NOTE: Benny has some great pictures of the 7th Division in Korea and lots of pictures of the 57th FA Bn. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE KOREAN WAR/CHOSIN LIBRARY DISPLAY - for the month of September, now showing in the Lutz Library, Lutz Lake Fern Rd and Highway 41. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE KITCHEN TABLE GANG site, http://taliaferro.net/veterans/index.html Just a bunch of Vets looking out for Vets. They are asking for donations to buy magazine subscriptions for different VA hospitals in the states. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ LOOKING FOR PICTURE OF COL MAC LEAN!! I would like to include his picture on the site! Please e-mail me! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 15th, 2000 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DID YOU KNOW.... that the Veterans of Foreigns Wars was established on September 29th, 1899. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
August 2000- NEW PAGES- See the new "Connections" page. This page is dedicated to all the families and individuals who have lost a loved one at CHosin and to all the Veterans who may be trying to find their Army buddies who served at Chosin. Take a look! Visit the first of many pages on the men of I Co. The JamesTMainhart page is online! Any I Company Chosin Veteran can submit items, stories or information, and also the relatives of those who have lost a loved one from I Company Chosin. You can E-Mail me at KaTia675@homestead.com Don't forget!! I will accept any 31RCT pictures and information!! mail me at the above e-Mail address - see link below! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ BECOME A MEMBER AND SUPPORT THE KOREAN WAR PROJECT The Korean War Project is helpful to Veterans and researchers alike. Web pages include maps, fatality databases, memorials, looking for by unit/Regiments, stories from the front lines and books. For $15.00 your membership will include monthly e-mail newsletters and updates on ongoing work. Korean War Project P.O. Box 180190 Dallas, TX 75218 Phone number: (214) 321-2091 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Great Discussion List! Provided by University of Kansas, every day so far they list, "50 Years ago today in the Korean War". Sign up at the following address: www.Korean-war.com/kwdiscussionlist.html There is also a web address which archives all the postings written on, "50 Years ago today". Web address: www.ukans.edu/~ibetext/korean-war-I/index.html THe University of Kansas also sponsors a web site on the Korean War/United Nations. Web site address: www.korean-war.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Pucture sites on Photopoint- Check Photopoint, Korean War articles out! Two articles are from Lancaster, Chosin Few reunion. 2 more poems with original artwork have been added to the Korean War Poems album. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Library Display- This month, the display is located in Pasco County at the Land O' Lakes library on Collier Parkway. See the Korean War/Chosin display photo album on Photopoint to see some of the display up at the Northwest regional Library, Carrollwood FL, during the month of July. Already a library date for the next year! The Hugh Embry Library in Dade City will be hosting the Korean War/Chosin display. There will be no December library dates, as most libraries enjoy the holiday time to decorate! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION REUNION AND TOUR OF KOREA August 31st - September 4th, 2000, San Francisco airport Marriott Hotel in Burlingame, CA. The tour to Korea will take place September 4th - 11th. See the 3r Infantry web site for more information. http://members.aol.com/vaysmeer/3rdsociety.htm ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
July 2000>- With the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War commencing, it's time to honor yourself. Honor yourself and your fellow Veterans by talking to your children and anyone else who would like to listen! Show your pictures to them. Talk to your children about your time in Japan and Korea, including the good times and the bad times. Share yourself, share your history with your family. Just remember that your past, your history is also your childrens' history and legacy. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ From the 31st List Serve- The Korean War Service Medal will be provided at no cost to Veterans. The US Air Force has been designated to distribute the medal. Call Air force Personnel Center at 1-800-558-1404, or write: HQ AFPC/DPPPRA 550 C Street Suite 12 Randolph Air Force Base Texas, 78150-4714 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Pennsylvanian Veterans: The Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh PA, are taking a Veteran Registry of PA Vets. You will receive a certificate and a lapel pin just for registering. Please note, there is a donation of $50.00; you will receive a certificate in bound booklet, entry into data base and a lapel pin. For a $25.00 donation, you receive entry in the data base and lapel pin. As of June 24th, 2000, Soldiers' and Sailors' Hall opened a new Korean War exhibit. Visit the web site for a virtual tour. Phone number: (412) 621-4253 Web address: www.soldiersandsailorshall.org ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Korean War Commemoration Events in July- July 5th 2000 - Task Force Smith - Osan, Republic of Korea July 26th, 2000 - Twilight Tattoo - Ellipse, Washington DC FYI - Dec 7th, 20000 - Chosin Reservoir Campaign - Camp Pendelton CA FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION CALL - 703-604-0831 Or Web site: http://Korea50.army.mil/ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ CHECK THIS OUT - The Veterans Memorial Park & Museum 3602 Highway 301 Tampa Fl. 813-744-5502 Web site: www.rhickox.simplenet.com/museumpg.htm ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ PICTURE WANTED! William Smith would like to have a picture of Stamford from the Chosin Few banquet. And I'll be more than happy to include his picture in with the Chosin Few pics! Write me at KaTia675@homestead.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEW PHOTOPOINT SITES! Army, 31st I Co - After Chosin Korean War Articles Korean War Poems One Photo site renamed: from - Korean War Pictures -(others) to - Korean War Pictures - USAF 8th Main Squad For total number of hits on picture sites - see Photopointalbums ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ New sites I'm thinking about - Korean War Internet sites ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ If anyone has any 31RCT rosters and morning reports, please write me @ KaTia675@homestead.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Library Displays - Another month added for the Korean War display! The North Tampa Branch on North Blvd will be hosting the display in the month of October. All the libraries have been very cooperative and have helped beyond my expectations! THank you Hillsborough and Pasco County libraries for remembering and honoring our Veterans of the Korean War!
June 2000- Well, William got his wish alright, to see the Korean War Memorial in DC and also attend the reunion - all in the same vacation! But good thing he missed me falling on my butt at the memorial in DC! I was busy trying to take pictures of him. ( He just moves around too fast!) I finally caught him standing still when I focused the camera and decided to step back. Oops! It's never easy to fall graciously when your hands are full and you're wearing a dress! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE 31ST INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION REUNION will be in San Antonio, Texas, the end of August. here's the web site on the Polar Bears and information on the reunion - Pro Patria! Web address: http://home.earthlink.net/~rontodd/index.html ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NOW FOR THE 32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION- Web address: www.drum.army.mil/divstaff/units/1_32in/level%20one/regiment.htm ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEW PHOTOPOINT ALBUMS! **Korean PUC Ceremony **Korean War Memorial **Army Chosin Few Banquet See Photopointalbums link for all Korean Photo albums ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I am interested in finding infomation on the 3rd Division, Chosin Few ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I CO SITES-- casualty list from Chosin Memorials to men in I Co who gave their lives at Chosin ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Here's a new site, where anyone can ask a question about the Korean War and Chosin and hopefully the Veterans will answer. The link is AskaChosinVeteran - and I get to ask the 1st questions - check it out! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Library display - Check out my Korean War Display link, or better yet, come see the display at the Austin Davis library in Odessa FL. May 2000- Information from the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Committee: If you are a Korean War Veteran, and would like to receive a newsletter from the committee: E-Mail address: kw50ann@usfk.korea.army.mil Or mailing address: 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Committee UNit #15722 APO AP 96205 INTERNET SITES: Visit the Korean Veterans of Canada at: http://users2.50megs.com/korea Information on the French contributions to the war: http://www.emperi.com/furia/articles/coree/korea.htm http://web.meganet.net/kman/nfleon.htm ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ RECENT HAPPENINGS Ed Reeves, 31st K Co, Chosin Few, was in DC representing the Korean Veterans on Memorial Day. Ed wrote, "I hope the fruit salad is right!" THe event was televised on PBS, Memorial Day evening. The program name, Memorial Day Concert. A great show in my opinion. There was alot of air time about Korea, Chosin Reservoir and the story of the 31st RCT, the convoy, Ed's personal story - surviving against the cold and the Chinese. Surviving against all odds. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^