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210. PIOTRZKWSKI, J. L.

 

Joseph L. Piotrzkwski, for some reason his nickname was Pete.

 

Was able to find some items.

 

An enlisted man in WWII, October 1944, became a officer in 1952, uncertain if he seen action in Korea as an officer or an enlistedman.

 

Unknown what units he was in in WWII or Korea. in Vietnam 101st Abn Div (AM) 1st Battalion 501st Infantry CO, he may have also done either an earlier tour (173rd Abn Bde???) or a later one, uncertain.

 

 

After WWII and before Korea, Piotrzkwski was a New York National Guardsman in the Buffalo area's 174th Infantry, 27th Infantry Division, a Sergeant First Class, see page 135 of this PDF, Report of the Adjutant General New York National Guard 1949.

 

https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/research/AG_Reports/AG_Report_1949.pdf

 

 

 

Piotrzkwski in 1962 and later in 1972.

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At one point, 1973-74 he was G1 of XVIII Abn Corps, Fort Bragg North Carolina.

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A Korean War and Vietnam unit update, remembering this topic where he is mentioned, 38th Infantry 2nd Infantry Division 1953 #59, good chance he was with this unit in combat.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/28547-nice-colored-name-tape-set-on-hbt-and-fj/page-3

 

And this PDF for Vietnam, a Battalion Commander in the 101, 1st Battalion 501st Infantry 67-68.

 

http://www.west-point.org/publications/cushman/2ndBrigadeHistory.pdf

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Then SSG Olender was assigned to Company E 161st Inf as a Platoon Guide during the invasion of Luzon. He was a member of a reinforced platoon sized combat patrol with a mission to determine the Japanese size and disposition within the Philippine village of San Manuel. The patrol become heavily engaged with Japanese forces during a 4 hour fire fight. He was one of 4 EMs wounded during the fight. SSG Olender was seriously wounded with a gun shot wound to the face while the patrol was withdrawing from San Manuel. The next day, 24 Jan 1945, SSG Olender was transferred to the 23rd Field Hospital in San Fabian.

Thanks for that addition peter.

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245. SMITH, Fred L.

 

 

No info other than this, pretty sure this is him.

 

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Fred L Smith
Service Number
RA34514170
Home State
North Carolina
Home County
Buncombe
Component
USA Regular Army
Troop
Infantry Division - 2nd
Troop Element
In Div Inf Regt
Unit
0009
Specialty
Light Weapons Assault Crewman or Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
South Korea
Date Casualty
Casualty Type
Returned to Duty FECOM (Far East Command)
Details
Seriously Wounded in Action by Missile, Returned to Duty FECOM
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246. SMITH, Ivy R.

 

 

In Korea, that's about it so far.

 

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Ivy R Smith
Service Number
RA38520108
Home State
Louisiana
Home County
Richland
Component
USA Regular Army
Troop
1st Cavalry Division Infantry
Troop Element
Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit
0007
Specialty
Light Weapons Assault Crewman or Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
North Korea Sector
Date Casualty
Casualty Type
Returned to Duty FECOM (Far East Command)
Details
Seriously Wounded in Action by Missile, Returned to Duty FECOM
Disposition Date
11/10/1951
Summary
Overview for Ivy R Smith military casualty record during the Korean War
Service Insignias
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Louisiana Flag and Seal
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Korean War
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Army
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Sergeant First Class

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249. SMITH, Roddy L.

 

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Roddy in the early 60s,

 

In Korea, 1st Cav Div

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=112503

 

 

Roddy L. Smith

Service Number
O-0946163
Home State
North Carolina
Home County
Cabarrus
Component
Organized Reserve Corps ORC
Troop
1st Cavalry Division Infantry
Troop Element
Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit
0007
Specialty
Field Communications Chief
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
South Korea
Date Casualty 08/09/50
Casualty Type
Died Nonbattle or Separated From Army or Current Wounded or Returned to Duty
Details
Seriously Wounded in Action by Missile, Returned to Duty US
Disposition Date
09/13/1950
Disposition Evacuation
Returned To Duty
Summary
military casualty record during the Korean War
Service Insignias

North Carolina Flag and Seal

Korean War

 

can't find anymore on him other then he passed in 2012.

 

 

https://hr.billiongraves.com/burial-record/RODDY-L-SMITH/17376134

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249. SMITH, Roddy L.

 

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Roddy in the early 60s,

 

In Korea, 1st Cav Div

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=112503

 

 

Roddy L. Smith

Service Number
O-0946163
Home State
North Carolina
Home County
Cabarrus
Component
Organized Reserve Corps ORC
Troop
1st Cavalry Division Infantry
Troop Element
Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit
0007
Specialty
Field Communications Chief
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
South Korea
Date Casualty 08/09/50
Casualty Type
Died Nonbattle or Separated From Army or Current Wounded or Returned to Duty
Details
Seriously Wounded in Action by Missile, Returned to Duty US
Disposition Date
09/13/1950
Disposition Evacuation
Returned To Duty
Summary
military casualty record during the Korean War
Service Insignias

North Carolina Flag and Seal

Korean War

 

can't find anymore on him other then he passed in 2012.

 

 

https://hr.billiongraves.com/burial-record/RODDY-L-SMITH/17376134

A small photo of Roddy later in his career.

 

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252. SPROUSE, Clarence B.

 

In WWII, 11th Abn Div, presumably the 511th PIR.

 

In Korea. 187th RCT I believe.

http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=112682

 

 

 

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In Vietnam thee Sergeant Major of the 1st Infantry Division Aug-Nov 1966.

 

I don't know, he still seems to be around, as of this article at any rate.

 

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http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/military/article/The-perfect-soldier-2518105.php

 

 

 

 

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Here is the bio from the 187th Book "Steel Berets". CSM Sprouse is listed in the book as the Honorary Command Sergeant Major of the Regiment.

 

The photo of Sprouse is from the 1950 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment Unit History. He was then assigned to F Company 2nd Battalion.

 

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Leigh

 

 

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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253. SPURLOCK, Aubrey O.

 

The only thing I'm getting on Spurlock, an EM, so far was he was a POW in WWII, and held at Stammlager III B. Any other info would be welcomed.

 

 

38354071 Spurlock Aubrey O. Liberated or Repatriated

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not a 3rd CIB question but does anyone know if there is a list or reference for 2nd award CIB recipients?

 

'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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254. SQUIRES, John L.,Jr

 

 

In WWII, 44th Infantry Division, sub unit unknown.

 

 

In Korea, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division.

 

John L Squires Jr

Service Number
O-0061539
Home State
New Jersey
Home County
Middlesex
Component
USA Regular Army
Troop
Infantry Division - 2nd
Troop Element
In Div Inf Regt
Unit
0023
Specialty
Field Communications Chief
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
South Korea
Date Casualty
9/16/50

 

In Vietnam 1st Cavalry Division, sub unit unknown.

 

http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/featured/service-held-for-john-l-squires-jr-retired-army-major/article_7997ea76-696b-584d-942c-35062e87251d.html

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256. STEED, Carlee

 

Units unknown, seems to have been in the ETO/MTO in WWII, but from this depiction we can ascertain he was in the 1st Cav, which war we don't know yet, Korea or Vietnam.

 

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And in WWII, note no CIB or Collar Discs.

 

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257. STEVENSON, James C.

 

No info other than Korea.

 

In Korea, 31st Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, wounded at the Chosan Reservoir.

James C Stevenson

Service Number
RA33329142
Home State
Pennsylvania
Home County
Philadelphia
Component
USA Regular Army
Troop
Infantry Division - 7th
Troop Element
In Div Inf Regt
Unit
0031
Specialty
Light Weapons Assault Infantryman
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Branch
Infantry
Place Casualty
North Korea Sector
Date Casualty
12/02/59
Casualty Type
Died Nonbattle or Separated From Army or Current Wounded or Returned to Duty
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261. SWINDALL, Henry S.

 

About all I could find so far

 

http://www.gassettfuneralhome.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=1710587

 

This copied and pasted from his tribute page, infers Buna, that means 32nd Infantry Division, Guna should of course read Gona, Leyta as Leyte, but no other unit info or rosters for the Red Arrow, so to on Korea and Vietnam units.

Dennis Endicott

I and many other young troops knew Sergeants Major Swindall and were honored to know such a man. Buna and Guna New Guinea,Leyta, 2nd Chinese offensive and Vietnam too. 3 combat infantrymans badges and the Infantry Hall of fame show him as one of the best.

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262. TALLEY, Hugh H.

 

Tally was talked about here along with the Wylie Johnson.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/186816-3rd-award-combat-infantrymans-badge-ceremony-rvn/

 

His Obit, strangely makes no mention of his long Army service.

 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mtairynews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=180044626

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