POW Murphy

From: Joe Tolosa Subject: Korean War Ex-POW Association I have been trying to locate a POW that was in my Basic Training Co. All I know is that his surname was Murphy and he was listed as from Rosemead, CA when the Big Switch names were listed in the Los Angeles Times in august 1953. I believe that he was in the 24th or 25th Division and taken prisoner perhaps late in 1951 WE were in Basic Training at CAmp Roberts, CA from Jan to May...
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Capt. Forest Archie Nelson USMC

Gentlemen, my name is Jon Nelson. My father was shot down n captured while flying ground support, on 6 Aug 1952 I do not what camp he was kept at but he was killed while in captivity. Should you have any further information regarding my father I would love to have it. Thank you
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Joseph Spano

I sent this email in 2010 hoping to find out some information on my cousin Joseph Spano.  Below is information in my original email of the camps he was at. Any information on his unit or fellow soldiers would greatly be appreciated. Dear Sir, My cousin Joseph Spano died on December 22, 2001.He was born and raised and died in Tampa Florida.  He is listed in the Korean War Ex- Prisoners of War book written by a David Polk as a POW.  My cousin  never really talked much about his POW experience except once in awhile when he would say something and then would back off. The only document I have is a debriefing affidavit that was conducted in March of 1954 in Tampa Florida by a Captain Roger R Foeley at a Army Reserve Center. In this affidavit he said he was captured May 19, 1951 by the Chinese but did not know exact place of capture. He goes on to say they marched him and other POW’S for about 3 weeks and came to a place they called Camp Pines during this time he could not see.  He says that he departed this camp sometime in July 1951 and marched again for about 3 weeks coming to a Camp they called Mining Camp. From this camp he went to Pak Tong Hospital where he was given medical treatment. He left around October of 1951 and was sent to camp 2 where he stayed until he was released August 28, 1953. I looked on your website but Joe is not listed in camp 2.  If you or any other members have any information on him I would love to communicate with them.   I did communicate with one of your members back in 2001 who said that Joe may have been at the May Massacre that happen in 1951. I do know that he and only about 6 other guys survived the attack when he was captured everyone else was killed.  Joe was a BAR guy Browning Automatic Rifle. He might have been in Fox Company not sure. I am a Deputy Sheriff and anyone can email me.  I miss Joe he took a lot of time with me to show me how to shoot guns and I will never forget him. He was VERY patriotic. I was born in 1952 and was given his name as my middle...
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Rodney Cloutman

My Uncle was a POW in camp 1 He was captured Nov 26th 1950 when K co. 3rd Bn 9th reg of the 2nd ID  was overrun during the Chongchon battle. His name was Rodney Cloutman and he was a Captain at the time…I was told by another POW that my uncle was the company XO. I would like to learn more about my uncles capture….is there anyone out there who can assist me… Thank you for your service to our country… Francis J. Robichaud...
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Sgt Jesse Douglas Hill

I have an uncle that is still over there and I’m exhausting every option I have available to help find him.  I do know that his unit (1/32) was in a defensive/blocking position but, I don’t know if he was mixed in with other units or was a part of this blocking force.  I also don’t know if he was in an area that was overrun or if he lost his way and wandered into the wrong lines.  Anyways, I was hoping for your help.  Anything would be greatly appreciated.  Here is some more info I have on my uncle:   SGT JESSE DOUGLAS HILL 32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT C CO 1 BN 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARMY HOSTILE, DIED WHILE MISSING (MIA) REMAINS NOT RECOVERED DATE OF LOSS: DECEMBER 2, 1950 SERVICE NUMBER: RA16268687 BORN: JANUARY 15, 1930 HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT HIGHLAND PARK, MICHIGAN KALAMAZOO COUNTY LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: CHOSIN RESERVOIR TOWN OR AREA: EASTERN SHORE  ...
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Alfred Charles Bordeau

The information on this page was provided by Duff Zube, Alfred C. Bordeau was his mother’s oldest brother. Bordeau was killed in a POW camp on June 30, 1951 almost to a year of being a POW. webmaster note: Alfred Bordeau was a Tiger. If you knew Alfred, please email...
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