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All the photo's on this page belong to Wilton L. Chase. They were submitted by his son Gary M. Chase. Wilton was a member of Company "L", 223rd Inf Regt. He was in the Iron Triangle area in the Kumwha/Kumsong area in 1952.image

Wilton L. Chase - Japan 1951

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Kumsong (Mouse) - Jan/Feb 1952. We had what was called a "clam up" for 7 days - no one could show themselves in day-time. No fires, only heat pills and K-rations. When it was over, we were pretty dirty. I made up quite a story for Frances (my wife) about this mouse. I got off guard one morning here and was getting into my sleeping bag when a N. Korean or chink came by and sold the other guys candles for cigs, but I kept my rifle on him. The guys "ha ha'd" me, but he got caught going back through the lines. He had a map of our area and of guns. The one that caught him went on R&R for a week to Japan.

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Uncle Dan's Huddle - On the road to reserve area General Dan Huddleston took command of the 8th army and he changed things some. The outfits in the rear got plenty of sand bags, but not up front where needed. I stopped here once and I think he had them tear it down. He wasn't liked very well by forward troops. I had a pipe here and I saw later how I resembled Gen. Mac Arthur. I was glad I didn't look like Huddleton.

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Airtransportability training in Japan - December 1951, L-R On the Left several feet behind, Henry Graeber, Leo (Jake) Noll, Edward Rieger, Wilton Chase, Charles Osborn, Ray Pechota, ,Joe Pivonka

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2nd Platoon September 1951 Younghans. Left to Right, Back Row, Next Row, Sitting Rear and Front Row. Henry Graeber, Tommie Tenerio W/Flag, ? Sweat, Lt.Robert Lawson, Edger Hubertus, Everett Goatz, Raymond Miller, Joe Wise, Paul Henning, Ambrose Morkerski, Wallace Greenburg, Charles Keipe, Richard Fagon, Augustine Lucio, Albert Zoubra, Michael Fernandez, Raymond Glynn, Raymound Pechota, Robert Parkhurst, William Gilbert, Manuel Aguayo, Joseph Pevonka, Charles Osborn, Antany Tartaglia, Freland Gresham, Mike Viaz, ? Herring, Donald Holcomb, Robert Harp Jr., Leo Noll, Wilton Chase Jr., Lawrence Napolitano. Sweat is not on roster. He was a pow and returned to the U.S. and joined us at Camp Cooke. Herring's name may have been cut off bottom of page.

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Younghans - August 1951 The guy in the back (your's truly) had a moustache, but this morning he made a slip and now he doesn't have one. He had it for quite awhile, almost 3 months. Left to right: Henry Graeber (Texas), Charles Kiepe (Charter Oak, Iowa), Jake Noll (Iowa), Geschke (short guy in the front), T.E. Hartman (?), Henning, Joe Pivonka (Texas), Mike Vaiz (California)

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Cleaning a field kitchen stove - 1951 From left to right: Wally Greenburg (N.Y.C.), Al Zoubra (Connecticut), Raymond Glynn (California), George Kirby (New York), head cook, next to him, ?, Frank S. Maliszewski (N.Y.C.). In the back, truck driver was sent to Korea and hit a land mine for tanks - killed.

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Gibraltar Showers About a mile behind our lines. (After returning from being wounded) This unit was rebuilt by 10 Korean laborers and myself Concrete floors for old clothes change, shower tent and new old clothes change tent along the side of a stream for fresh water.The sign and poles for the arch were made by my design and cut down from woods behind service Co.area. Walter Kelembock (LA) painted the sign. He was very nervous, should not have been in the service let alone on the lines. We made 2 (shower units) and started a third one in a new reserve area, but I rotated home ward.

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January 1952 Ojojahara, Japan Company L Latrine Wilton Chase far corner Shigeru G. Tsudama Japanese From Alamosa. Colorado near corner.

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October 1951 Captain Darrelle Birch. He was a Croupier at Harolds Club, Reno Nev. Till activated. Was a WWII vet. Hit by sniper fire in Italy. He was short but he could march.

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April 1951 Heading for Japan aboard USS General Meigs. (note movie screen in center)

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April 1951 Heading for Japan aboard USS General Meigs

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April 1951 Heading for Japan aboard USS General Meigs

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December1951 Japan Bill Neff & Wilton Chase

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Camp Cooke Feb, 1951 Knealing L-R Standing Standing alone in rear Willam E.Gilbert, Wilton Chase, Ernest Parks, Joe A. Van Houten, Charles R. Osborn, Corky, Lawrence Napolitano Standing on porch Benny Ross E. Sayer, Red Dean, Lawrence Treffry Miller From Watkins Glenn, NY Holcomb Shipped out, Lost Arm in Korea.

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Waiting for me at home.

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January 1952 Japan

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( front of card) 40th division going overseas card

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( back of card) 40th division going overseas card

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