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This page is dedicated to
Robert (Bob) Haas. Bob was a native New Yorker that
now calls Florida home.(Florida state flag above and
background music Florida state song.) All the
photos below were sent by him. Bob was a member of
"F" Company during the war.
Anyone viewing this
site and has some photos that they would like to see
on the 40th Inf Div webpage please and I will be
glad to put them on the webpage.
Cpl. Robert (Bob) Haas
"The Boys", July 1953.Standing:Left to
right. Sgt Tony Garcia, Cpl Gil Collier, Cpl
Fowler.Bottom row: Cpl Bob Haas, Sgt Brown, SFC
Lopez.This photo was taken just before going on line
in the Punchbowl area. Their Commander at the time
was Lt Hackworth, later to become Col Hackworth.(Cpl
Collier, soon after this photo was taken went on
patrol and was KIA. For his actions on this patrol
Cpl Collier was awarded the Congressional Medal of
Tony Garcia and Stan Goode
Bug out trench
Bob Haas and Stan Goode
PUNCHBOWL GETTING SHELLED
Bob Haas guarding prisoner with 45 cal grease
Navy bombing Punchbowl
Reverse slope-Bug out trench
Artillery forward observation team. OP322 Hill
930, Punchbowl 1953. Pfc Aymar, Pfc Encalade, Cpl Smith
and Lt Hanks
Lt Hanks-By tank Hill 930
TONY GARCIA-Going on patrol.
Lt.Alexander--Exec Off "F" Co .
Lt Alexander--Ex Off at Punchbowl.
SGT MORRISON-Asst Gunner-50 cal machine
Hill 930 (The Gap) Pfc Encalade, Cpl Smith, Pfc
Photo taken by Lt Stan Hanks
Bob Haas with 50 cal ammo belt.
November 5, 1953. After receiving the
Bronze Star Medal for heroic action, Cpl.Bob Haas (right)
is congratulated in Korea by Colonel Curtis J. Herrick,
commander 223rd Regt, 40th Inf Div. Cpl. Haas, son of Mr
and Mrs George Haas, 6201 62nd Rd entered the Army in April 1952 and completed basic training at Camp Pickett, VA. A
former student at Grover Cleveland High School, he was an
ambulance driver for TriBoro Ambulance,Inc before entering
the U S Army.
Lt.Alex with cook..
Bob Haas with 2 new troops.
"F" Co CP in reserve.
Bob Haas and 2 buddies ready for
FIREBALL SALUTES MEDAL AWARDS