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CAMP BLUE LANCER VALLEY ROLLBOOK
Thank you for visiting Camp Blue Lancer Valley, Korea.   We hope your adventure has been a pleasant one.  You are invited to sign the BLV Rollbook.  Please feel free to comment on your experience--SP4 Martinez

There are currently 280 messages.
There have been 13701 visits since 2007-01-10
This page was last accessed on 2016-02-13


Message Number: 280 - Friday, February 5, 2016 21:09:53 MST
[IP = 50.33.44.72] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Jack Bestul
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  Spec 4 Cook
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Nov 22, 1963 to Oct 1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  1st BN 12th Cav Company C
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Enjoyed viewing this site. I landed in the Blue Lancer Valley the day President Kennedy was assassinated. I was a cook in Company C & I believe I took the photo you have posted of the cooks in the mess hall. I am the 5th person from the left in back row. I was an amateur photographer & developed my own pictures on the compound so was curious how this exact same picture found its way here. I have many pictures of the flood that occurred in 1964. I lost a good share of my laundry because the facility was washed out. I contracted malaria while there & was shipped back to the States. I finished up my military service in Fort Meyers Virginia & D/C June 1966. Jack :)


Message Number: 279 - Saturday, January 23, 2016 20:12:40 MST
[IP = 75.90.8.178] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Terry Gardner
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  Sgt. E-5
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  15 months in Korea
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  A Co. 1/23 Inf. Div.
Camp or Military Installation:  Camp Wally and BLV
Comments:

I was in A Co 1/23 from APRIL 1967 TILL JULY 1968. I was at Camp Wally from April 67 till Nov 67 and we rotated to BLV for 4 months. We rotated back to Camp Wally for 4 more months and back to BLV and I came back to the states. I wouldn't take nothing for my tour of duty in Korea and my 11 months on the D.M.Z. Note from webmaster: Terry, Please consider providing an email address so buddies who remember you can write and connect. Julio


Message Number: 278 - Monday, January 11, 2016 08:27:24 MST
[IP = 99.28.12.190] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  WILLIAM LEE MYNATT
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  COL/US ARMY
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  25
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  C 2/23 Inf 66-67-A 1/23 Inf 68-69
Camp or Military Installation:  Camps Wilson,Greaves,Wally, BLV
Comments:

Great site Julio, thanks for your hard work and service to your country.


Message Number: 277 - Monday, December 7, 2015 02:08:38 MST
[IP = 68.103.17.207] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  John Stevenson
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  Sgt E5 Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  13 months
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  2nd infantry recon
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue lancer Valley
Comments:

Was here in 1967 1968. Have to look at old papers to fine close dates. I know I landed in Soule in the spring ,was a mud hole. I was an imjim scout and guarded the south banks of the imjim(SP)at night. I went to advanced combat training and made e5, University of Soule 88 actual hours of Korean language and culture and went the remaining time to the dmz for recon and quick reaction force. I am real sure I slept in agent orange. I was there when they built the first chain linc fence on the south tape. Was there when General Bonesteel flew in on a Hewey to inspect it and was shot at by North Koreans who were hidden in the foliage. The dog handler and his dog were killed. I think the spraying was going on at his period and the government dates are a guess.


Message Number: 276 - Monday, November 23, 2015 13:17:17 MST
[IP = 67.235.192.24] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Frederick Hobbs
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC E-3
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1960-1961
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  2nd Battlegroup, 12th Cav, 1st Cavalry Div.
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

I was originally assigned to Mortar Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cav and our compound was apart from the main Blue Lancer compound. The nearby village was Pancogee (ph sp). Sometime during later 1960 we were moved to the main Blue lance compound and merged into Combat Support Company. The duty at the remote Mortar Battery was MUCH better than at the main post. My MOS was that of a wheeled vehicle mechanic but none were needed there so I was most often a duty driver operating a 4wd Dodge 3/4 ton. I was 17 when I got there and had my 18th birthday there. The village was a great attraction to me of course. I have tried in the past to locate anyone with whom I might have served, unsuccessfully.


Message Number: 275 - Monday, November 16, 2015 20:40:32 MST
[IP = 174.29.54.69] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Elizabeth Zúñiga Vigil
Comments:

The people of Korea have a special place in my heart. I didn't serve in Korea, however, when I was teaching, we were talking in class about a topic that brought up the statement from a little Japanese Kindergartener, "My dad says there is no God." Her classmate, Jenny, whose family was from South Korea, I believe, straightened up in her chair, shoulders straight and firm gaze, responded, "Excuse me! There is a God, and he is Jesus Christ," almost quoting 2 Nephi 11:7, a scripture I am currently ponderzing. I was so glad that little girl, though not LDS, shared her great testimony of Christ. I've since loved the Korean people for their spiritual strength. I love the Book of Mormon and I love God, our Heavenly Father.


Message Number: 274 - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 16:57:42 MST
[IP = 71.49.14.149] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Tom Jenkins
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  sp/4 U.S.Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  July 1963 - July 1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  B Co. 1 Bat. Heavy Weapons 1st Cav Div.
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Captain Decker was in Command of B Company and I enjoyed Korea except for the boat ride on the USNS Sultan


Message Number: 273 - Sunday, August 23, 2015 13:00:16 MST
[IP = 72.188.31.147] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Thomas Adamski
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E5 Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1962 1963
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Hq Hq Company 12th Regiment 1st Cav
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

I was the greatest cook at that time I was known as Ski. I have been looking for SGT Haney and Bull the Jeep driver.--Thomas Adamski~~~tadamski39@aol.com


Message Number: 272 - Sunday, June 21, 2015 19:33:41 MST
[IP = 216.19.61.206] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Leroy e sand
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP4 army mechanic
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:   May 1963 - May 1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HHC 1st Bn 12th Cav
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley Korea
Comments:

Dear Sir, Just looking again found a couple guys that I served with over in korea. Thanks for the website. At 72 years old is good time to remember the old days--long ago but not fortten. Hope you had a good Father's Day. Again thanks--Leroy Sand~~~~Sand_sharon@yahoo.com


Message Number: 271 - Saturday, June 13, 2015 13:21:18 MST
[IP = 209.237.79.125] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Barbara wright
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  wife of vet
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  62-64
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Ghost Walkers
Camp or Military Installation:  ASCOM City
Comments:

I am looking for anyone who served in Korea the same time as my Joe and either knows about the Ghost Walkers or had them staying at their camp. We need to prove that he was in Korea