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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

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Message Number: 268 - Tuesday, May 5, 2015 18:03:51 MST
[IP = 73.42.17.98] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  BILL GRAVELY
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  RETIRED USAR RESERVE LTC INF.
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  JUNE 1961 TO SEPTEMBER 1962
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  REPAIRS AND UTILITIES PLATOON LDR
Camp or Military Installation:  BLUE LANCER VALLEY
Comments:

I BUILT THE TRIANGLE WALL AND PROCURED AND PLANTED THE ORIENTAL EVERGREEN TREE AT THE OFFICER'S CLUB. I RETURNED 43 YEARS LATER IN 2004 AND ALL WAS GONE.THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY OCCUPIED BLV AND IT LOOKED OVERGROWN AND UNTIDY. I TOOK A PICTURE OF MYSELF IN APPROX. THE SAME PLACE AS A PICTURE I HAD FROM 1961 THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND HAD NOT CHANGED, SAME SHAPE. OH,AND THE WONDERFUL SMELL WAS IDENTICAL.--LTC Bill Gravely~~~LTCBILL2@AOL.COM


Message Number: 267 - Sunday, May 3, 2015 13:13:44 MST
[IP = 67.3.164.185] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Charlie Bramble
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Korea July 1964-Sept 1965
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Co B, 1/12 Cav & Co B 2/38 Inf
Comments:

Was in Korea when we changed patches with 2nd Inf Div in July 1965. Was TDY to CC #1 from May-Sept playing baseball with 1st Cav/2nd Inf Baseball team.--Charlie Bramble~~~cbramble2001@yahoo.com


Message Number: 266 - Friday, May 1, 2015 13:24:22 MST
[IP = 76.121.248.83] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Harry George
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC Field Communication Crewman
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Feb.1963 - Mar.1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HHC 1/12 Cav. 1st Cav. Div.
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lance Valley
Comments:

Was a switchboard operator(Blue Lance Sir). Yes we did have a Turkish compound in Korea. Departed Korea as a SP4. Will never forget the big alert in Nov. 1963.--Harry George~~~harry_george@comcast.net


Message Number: 265 - Friday, April 24, 2015 16:33:58 MST
[IP = 70.195.68.104] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  CHARLES "FRANK" SMITH
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC ARMS ROOM
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1964-1966 KOREA 1965
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HQ 1/12 1ST CAV
Camp or Military Installation:  BLUE LANCER VALLEY
Comments:

I THINK YOU WERE IN THE ARMS ROOM WITH ME, WAS NOT YOUR MOS BUT YOU WERE THERE, WE WERE FRIENDS WITH A GUY NAMED GARCIA. I LEFT EARLY FOR VIET-NAM AFTER THE SECOND DIVISION CAME OVER. IF SO WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU--Charles Smith~~~mollygirl0127@yahoo.com


Message Number: 264 - Monday, April 20, 2015 11:59:23 MST
[IP = 79.223.52.59] -
Posted From:Germany
Name:  Peter Yates
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP4 Company Clerk C Company
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Jan 65 to Feb 66
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  C 1/12 Apr65 to Feb 65
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Nice to see this site. Came to it by accident looking for some proof that we had a Turkish compound in Korea in the time I was there. After enlisted time...went through ROTC and retired in '94....on for next 16years at USAREUR HQ as civ/contractor/consultant. Still in Germany. Only one I met from BLV was LT McDowell(sp?)...at the post office USARER HQ. He was an LTC and Chief,PAO. Must have been about '86. Best remember 1SG/SGM Jenkins...he was my best guide during some tough years. Only picture from that time that made it was taken in front of one of the HQs of "C" Company around July 65. Feel free to drop me a line. --Peter Yates~~~POCYates@aol.com


Message Number: 263 - Friday, March 27, 2015 06:08:55 MST
[IP = 100.3.222.72] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  James K Peters
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC/SP4 - - CW4 (R)
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Dec 63 - Dec 64
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  C Co, then HHC 1/12 Cav
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Went thru replacement Company then assigned to Charlie Company 1/12 Cav. Spent 6 months there, then transferred to HHC and was trained on and worked with the Anti-Tank (ENTAC) platoon. Remember the "COLD", especially on the range pulling guard. It was cold....Also remember trading "C" Rations for "Porta-Juice" in the field at night. Mess truck would show up early in morning. Coffee, SOS on Toast (with powered eggs), 2 "C Rations" for rest of the day.....Fun had by all.--CW4 James K. Peters~~~46sfca@gmail.com


Message Number: 262 - Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:24:06 MST
[IP = 99.166.98.238] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Bob Schmalzriedt
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  1LT-Motor Pool Officer
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  May 70-Nov 70
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  B Co 702 Maint Bn 2 ID
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Grateful to find this site! Just yesterday I attended the Greenville, S.C. funeral of PFC John Russell Bowers whose body was repatriated in Feb. from North Korea where he died in a Chinese POW camp in 1951. Full Military Honors were extended and awarded Purple Heart delivered to his surviving brother and three sisters. I felt that the ceremony honoring this fallen soldier honors all our brothers who died in Korean action then and since. Just after my arrival at BLV my unit B/702MB held a closed party at a club in Nullo-Ri. An attack with straight razors by five soldiers from 2/38th occurred (crashers). CID investigated Next morning three were ID'd from entire Bn at parade rest in t-shirts. Court Martial trial sent one to prison for 3 years. I don't remember his name. As one cut, I thank the medic that stitched my arm up. Two months later I became a Coach/player on the 2ID "Warriors" football team that went 4-1-1. Hope some of you enjoyed seeing us at RC-1 beat 3rd Inf.Div. I would greatly enjoy hearing from others on the Team. Jim Davis, Al Cordiel, and Jim Catoe have re-connected so far.--1LT Bob Schmalzreidt~~schmalzriedtr@bellsouth.net


Message Number: 261 - Sunday, February 22, 2015 13:20:44 MST
[IP = 72.218.35.130] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Daniel Rinick
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP4 2BG 12Cav USA
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  4/1962 to 4/1963
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  C 2/12
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Came to BLV as a 18 YO kid carried a BAR till we were issued M14's. Was there during the Cuban blockade.--Daniel Rinick~~~Dlrinick@cox.net


Message Number: 260 - Saturday, January 24, 2015 13:13:51 MST
[IP = 24.230.109.98] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Robert Peskey
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP5 Mechanic Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1963 - 1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  1Cav 27MT BN B Company
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

I was stationed in BLV from July 63 to July of 64. Our barracks were the last ones on the right side top of the hillside that also had a mess hall on the same level before the PX, the barber shop, and alcohol sales store. Looking at the pictures of the motor pool, our shop maintenance building is the one facing toward the camera in the back ground with all four doors open. Our 1SG, I do not remember his name, had us build a fireplace in our day room on the next level down; and when completed, was to be inspected by the base fire dept.--didn't happen! Following instructions given to us to start a fire--with the out come of a fire in the building--the fire dept. received some first hand training. We never had another fire in it that I can recall.--Robert Pesky~~~ragencaujen003@hotmail.com


Message Number: 259 - Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:40:39 MST
[IP = 97.73.48.62] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Barry Bagley
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  Sgt USAF
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Nov 1969 to Dec 1970
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  603rd DASS attached Brigade Hq
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Spent a nice year in the valley. Warn after Montana but the diesel for heat ran short most of the time.--Barry Bagley~~~bhbagley@gmail.com