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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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There have been 12223 visits since 2007-01-10
This page was last accessed on 2015-03-02


Message Number: 261 - Awaiting approval
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


Message Number: 258 - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 18:40:15 MST
[IP = 71.60.75.255] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  George Roland
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  Sgt E-5
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1967-1968
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  122nd Sig Corps, 2nd Inft Btn
Camp or Military Installation:  Casey - assigned to BLV
Comments:

The now defunct 122nd Signal Corps, based out of Camp Casey, maintained the telephone exchange in BLV. I was one of a squad of technicians who maintained the base's telephone electronics. In addition to this, we had a mobile unit with a generator trailer for field deployment and spent some interesting times up on Radio Hill, in the DMZ, and down near Seoul, supporting the battalion on field exercises with long distance radio links. I was on duty one night when almost all of the ringers (telephone converters) connected to the DMZ activated. I thought something was wrong with the equipment, so I started monitoring the lines and overheard that there was an attack on a barracks by north Korean infiltrators. Explosives were thrown in amongst the bunks and many wounded and killed.--George Roland~~~roland846@comcast.net


Message Number: 257 - Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:13:44 MST
[IP = 73.27.99.10] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Joseph Gagliardi
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP4 motor pool Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Jul 1964 to Nov 1965
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  1/12 2/8
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Enjoyed reading your guest book. Anyone from the motor pool 1964-1965 please contact me.Thanks--Joseph Gagliardi~~~joey-gags@comcast.net


Message Number: 256 - Thursday, January 8, 2015 04:18:19 MST
[IP = 71.162.64.168] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Dave Faugno
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP4 Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  2 years Army 13 months Korea Jan 66 Feb 67
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HHC 1st BDE 2nd Inf Div
Camp or Military Installation:  Camp Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Went to Korea E-2. Left E-4. I worked in the message center, BDE courier.--Dave Faugno~~davephoneguy@aol.com


Message Number: 255 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 14:05:27 MST
[IP = 50.106.213.91] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Jerry A. Smith
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  SP5 Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  July 1963 to Aug 1964
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HHC 1st Bn 12th Cav 1st Cav Div
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

After fifty years I was found by a good friend I served with in 63-64. What a great Christmas gift! Lesson: if you have old friends don't give up keep looking, it's worth the efforts. Thank you, Ken Miyamoto.


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