B – COMPANY barracks was gutted by fire December 25, 1946. C – Company to the left was under going remodeling and was saved by the fire wall.
13TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION COMPOUND NEAR SEOUL, KOREA 1945 to 1948.
S/Sgt. Triplett, Frank White & Sgt. Tolman.
Three B- Company men in front of their barracks. Parade grounds and motor pool in background far right.
FRANK WHITE on the left (can you ID his buddy?) standing in front of a 6X6 parked in front of the B-Company barracks.
Sgt. DODDS and FRANK WHITE B-Company 1945 Seoul, Korea.
FRANK WHITE on the right, can you I.D. his buddy ?. B-Company 1945.
B-Company men winter of 1945 – 46. Can You I.D. ?? Staff/Sgt. Triplett is 2nd from the right. Frank White is on the far right.
OCCUPATION TROOPS IN KOREA took over Japanese Army Bases, Air Fields and equipment including trucks, tanks and aircraft including this Japanese Zero. Can you identify these two B-Company men ? The photo was taken in September 1945. Photo Courtesy FRANK WHITE.
PAWLAK & GERRY CUSLIDGE B-Company January 1946, Seoul, Korea.
Help I D these Charlie Company Veterans 1946-47. Don Bohrer is on the far right.
SuSaik, Korea March 1, 1947. Pictured are CORBIN, Terre Haute, Indiana, Sgt. ALBERT WHITE, Hinkley, Minnesota, HERMAN DALBY, Danville Il. and Francis Langford. C-Company spent 3 winter months at SuSaik living in these uninsulated quonset huts, quite different then the brick barracks back at Battalion. The fuel lines would freeze almost every night dropping the temperatures way below freezing in the Quonset huts. Sweaty socks would freeze stiff as a board making them impossible to put on in the morning. Of course this was like the Hilton when compared to the conditions the troops later encountered when a foxhole was all that was had for shelter.
This Korean Boy and Don Bohrer became good friends while Don was stationed at SuSaik, Korea. Each would teach the other their language. I often wonder if this brilliant young man survived the Korean War. I was proud to have him as a friend. Here he is bringing me flowers he picked on his way to school and I was on guard duty at the time.
Two of C- Companies finest, JIM GOUDY and JIM SCALISE, pictured in Korea in 1947. GOUDY left the Army in 1955 as a M/Sgt. after the Korean War. SCALISE made a career of the military and retired as a Lt. Col.
JIM SCALISE, JIM GOUDY and DON BOHRER all served together during the occupation of Korea in 1946 – 47. They got together for the first time in 53 years at the 13TH ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION ASSOCIATION reunion in Springfield, Missouri in October 2000. Don & Jim Goudy had met previously at the 1998 reunion.
JIM GOUDY Fond du lac, Wisconsin & HERMAN DALBY Danville, Illinoise. SuSaik, Korea March 15, 1947.
Does anyone recognize this G I ? Or remember the
happy occasion ?
DON BOHRER C-Company 1946-47 Seoul, Korea.
DON BOHRER C-Company March 1947 SuSaik, Korea. Don was a Driver at that time for Lt. JIM HARRINGTON. Don would like to contact Jim.