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Buddy Search - Name Unknown


Navy Corpsman

Charlie Company (7th Marines) around February through late summer of 1951?  I can't remember his name, but he was a big dude, I'm guessing around 6'4" or 6'5".

Contact: William Dunn, dunsfun@crosslink.net.

Martine (last name not known)

Need your help.  Trying to find a person whose first name was Martine.  He was a civilian employee.  Died of a heart attack in Seoul, Korea, in 1960 or 1961.  He was once a boxer. 

Contact: Hyongkyu Tong, Auditor, DCAA, Denver Branch, Ball Aerospace Suboffice, Voice (303) 533-7276; Fax (303)533-7007; e-mail Hyongkyu.Tong@dcaa.mil.

R&R Buddy

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After being in combat in Korea from January to July 1951 (2nd Battalion, E Company, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division), we came off the front lines for R&R to Osaka Japan. While on the roof of the seven-story Army PX, this picture was taken. On the left is Sgt. Willig, SFC Charles Eads is on the right. The "boy" in the middle is the one I am trying to remember and locate. Returning to Korea, we went on patrol in the “Punchbowl”. The 23rd infantry was on one side and the Chinese on the other. While patrolling, we walked into a mine field. This young medic corporal, maybe 18 or 19, stepped on a land mine and couldn’t walk. I told him I would get him back to our lines. We started with me carrying him on my back while the Chinese were trying to hit us with mortars. Arriving across the Punchbowl to the bottom of the mountain, a MASH helicopter arrived and he was strapped on to the side. Just after the helicopter left, a mortar hit where it had been, just missing it. If you recognize this boy in the middle, please contact: Charles F. Eads, 6416 San Como Lane, Camarillo, CA 93012. lorchar@verizon.net.

American on Canadian Medical Ship

I am trying to find the name of an American who was honored for providing distinguished medical service on-board a Canadian medical ship during the Korean war.  He treated approximately 50 men--with good results. He represented himself as an MD. As a reward for his service he was assigned the task of developing a manual for Emergency Treatment in cold weather.

At one point it was determined that he did NOT hold a medical degree. He worked as a Surgeon on Prospect Heights Hospital in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1950's.  Years later the medical school of Edinburgh, Scotland awarded him an Honorary medical degree.

Any information--greatly appreciated. Many people claim they owe their lives to him!  Contact: Lucas at lucasstarwalker@hotmail.com.

[Posted 9/01/08]


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