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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: 254 - Sunday, December 21, 2014 20:00:40 MST
[IP = 97.89.227.200] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Mike Davino
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1985-87, 1990-91
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  1-38 Inf, 2-503 Inf, HHC 3d Bde/2ID, HHC 2X
Camp or Military Installation:  Casey, Hovey, Howze, Warrior Base
Comments:

July 1, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the 2IDs return to Korea after the cease fire in the Korean War. The 2ID played a major role in the Korean War and it was appropriate that the Division return to continue to play a major role in guarding Freedoms Frontier. On that day in July, the 1st Cavalry Division was reflagged as the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Howze which was Division HQ at the time. The 2nd Indianhead Division Association is organizing a return trip for 2IDA members that were present at the reflagging and for other DMZ veterans that would like to go. We anticipate a group of about 25-30 and are still working out the details. We are working on the eligibility for participation. We are beginning a major fundraising effort to help offset the cost of the trip for the returning veterans and need to know the level of interest in this trip. The tentative plan is to depart Los Angeles about June 26 or 27, 2015 to return about July 3. You will need a current passport. If you are interested, please let us know via e-mail. Your e-mail is not a commitment, but merely an expression of interest. The leadership of the active 2ID has generously agreed to help with planning the celebration events and perhaps some tours of the area. The 2ID Commanding General and Command Sergeant Major are already at work This can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Please let us know now so we can continue our planning. Aves Thompson National President, 2IDA


Message Number: 253 - Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:05:14 MST
[IP = 104.10.207.108] -
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Name:  John H. Boggs
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC E-3
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1962 - 1963
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HQ 1//12 Staff Driver.
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Enjoyed myself while there, drove for the Chaplain and the Col. APC 113 left and went to Ft. Benning as 11th Air Assualt Div. Then change of colors to the 1st Cav Div. Then on to Vietnam. Got out in 65.--John H. Boggs~~~boggs_j@sbcglobal.net


Message Number: 252 - Thursday, November 20, 2014 13:11:52 MST
[IP = 73.190.23.44] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Michael Marcum
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E-3, US Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1968-1969
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Co C 2/38th - Co C 1/23rd
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

I arrived in Korea in April of 68. I was seventeen at the time. I was assigned Co C 2/38th 2nd Inf Div until they were rotated to the DMZ. Because of my age I was assigned to Co C 1/23rd. In the spring of '69 the 2/38th relieved the 1/23rd and I saw my friend Sal from the 2/38th. He took a picture of the two of us on the zone fence. Recently, I found Sal's posting on your site and was able to call him and we talked and we have been emailing each other, Sal sent me a copy of the picture after all these years, and it made me young again 'lol'. I have health issues resulting from Agent Orange exposure. Sal sent me a statement along with the picture of us on the zone fence, but the VA wants more proof that I was there. My VA rep sent for my 201 seven months ago. If anyone can help me out that would be great. Thanks for the site great job, Martinez.--Michael Marcum~~mikjorob@hotmail.com


Message Number: 251 - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 06:44:54 MST
[IP = 216.110.203.123] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Joseph Wayne Dunagan
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E-5
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  62-64
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Origional Ghost Walkers
Camp or Military Installation:  ASCOM City
Comments:

I was attached to the first Ghost Walkers unit that was formed in Korea and I am looking for others who were in that unit in later years. None of us can get benefits because we all lack records and I have now got some of the brass interested in getting to the bottom of where our records are but the more guys and gals I can get to email, call or write Rob Reynolds at the VA in Washington and tell their story the faster any of us will get what we earned. I have both email and phone numbers for Rob and will share. We bailed out many camps, op's and gp's that were being over run by NK's so guys now it's time to band together and help each other.--Joseph Wayne Dunagan, email address: msba.wright@gmail.com


Message Number: 250 - Monday, November 17, 2014 16:45:40 MST
[IP = 98.66.32.50] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Bobby Williams
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP4 Inf
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1966-1967
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Company B HQ
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

I was in BLV until rotated north of the river. Bout froze my butt off. Bobby, you might consider providing your email address so buddies can connect.


Message Number: 249 - Private Message

Message Number: 248 - Monday, November 10, 2014 20:50:24 MST
[IP = 50.174.141.159] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Harry W McKitchens
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E-5 Armorer / Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  4-65 to 10-66
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  A Co then HQ Co
Comments:

Brings back memories. Some good, some not so good. I remember the flood, which changed the stream we use to step across to the great river. This flood eroded the ground from under my Arms room in A Co. I also remember a soldier moving a communication antenna which contacted a power line. Was not a pretty sight. I do not remember when I moved to HQ Co. as Armorer but I remember a Boy Scout named Kim (a common Korean name). The Boy Scouts had a hut on the upper level of HQ Co. Thanks for posting the Yearbooks. Seems I have changed a little. Note from Webmaster: Harry, consider providing your email address so contemporary camaraderie can contact you.


Message Number: 247 - Monday, September 29, 2014 23:13:17 MST
[IP = 71.101.112.116] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  John B. Ganas
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC Patrols DMZ. MDL Guard Duty Op Dort
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1 year Mar 68 Mar 69
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  A Company 2/38 Infrantry , A Company 1/23
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley, Camp Wally, Op Dort
Comments:

I REMEMBER all the cold nights on patrol. We had a real good point man, his last name was Butler from Detriot Mich. It got down to 48 below zero. It was even colder when Mr. Hawk was blowing. It wasn't used to the cold, being from Florida. I was a grenadier on the patrols. Well, good luck to you all.--John B. Ganas


Message Number: 246 - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 16:25:31 MST
[IP = 74.211.86.22] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Earnest Ragan
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E-3 Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  May 1961 - Aug 1962
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Hq Co.12th cav
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Picked up mail twice a day at Munsan. Picked up parts from 23rd trans. No guard duty no KP. Got to make private runs for the officers at night sometime in our '56 Chevy sedan. Got to go to Seoul to pickup donut dollies for officers club dances. Got to pickup booze for officers club NCO club and EM club. Had a really good time looking back even though I got extended 3 months because of the Berlin crisis.--Earnest Ragan~~cottonburr@hotmail.com


Message Number: 245 - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 20:10:23 MST
[IP = 70.197.235.226] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Lawrence W. Berg
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP/4
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Dec 1963 - Dec 1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HHC, 1st Brigade, 1st Cav. Div.
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lance Valley
Comments:

Great Website. Brought memories back. Spent 3 yrs active army, Joined Army Reserve while in college, stayed around and retired as a Master Sgt. in 2001. Kept my Infantry MOS. The pictures are awesome. If anyone remembers me, e-mail me.--Lawrence W. Berg~~~LTOPMSG@MSN.COM