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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 286 messages.
There have been 14397 visits since 2007-01-10
This page was last accessed on 2016-09-26


Message Number: 286 - Monday, August 29, 2016 17:07:50 MST
[IP = 99.98.136.52] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Jack R. Rickman, Major, USA (Retired)
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  1LT, Davy Crockett Platoon Leader
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  Korea,1964, Army 1957 - 1981
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HHC, 1st Brigade. 1st Cav Div
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

Specialist Martinez. you've done a marvelous job!


Message Number: 285 - Monday, August 15, 2016 13:59:17 MST
[IP = 206.251.16.223] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Don Boose
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  2nd Lieutenant in 1962-63
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1962-63, 1971-72, 1974-78, 1984-87
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  Co E, 2nd B.G., 12th Cavalry
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

My year with the 12th Cav in BLV was the beginning of a 30-year Army Korea during which I would return to Korea many times. My first six months was served as a rifle platoon leader; the second six months was as S-3(Air) of the battle group.


Message Number: 284 - Thursday, August 4, 2016 15:07:53 MST
[IP = 72.234.157.6] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Charles Roylo
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E5, Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  July 65- July 66
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  C, 2/38, 2ID
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Drafted 7/23/64 Basic Ft Ord AIT Ft Polk Ft Lewis 11/64-7/65 BLV 7/65-7/66 The Brigade CO was COl Boyd. 1st Bn was stationed across the Imjim. I was assigned to the 2nd Bn at BLV. The Bn's alternated every year. Our mission (2nd Bn) was to guard the Libby Bridge, and we did that on a company basis, rotating the platoons every 24 hours. My bunker was on the south end of the bridge, just big enough for me with the M-60, the ammo man, and the rifle man. About 50 yards to the left was the sole tank that would turn on the spotlight every so often at night. But I think it was just an excuse to start up the tank for warmth. It was so dam cold! We kept a small fire burning even if we weren't supposed to. We took turns walking the bridge for 2 hours, two guards at a time, each walking the opposite direction. Each time we got to the north end of the bridge, we'd take shelter in the command tent set up there. It was so frickin' cold! Later I got me a coal-burning hand held warmer to keep me warm as I walked that long bridge. The village by the south side of the bridge was Chungpa-Ri(sp?), in case anybody wondered.


Message Number: 283 - Thursday, June 9, 2016 18:24:08 MST
[IP = 73.79.230.132] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  William A Pope
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  E5, Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1965-Dec 1966
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  2/38th. Blue Lancer Valley
Camp or Military Installation:  BLV
Comments:

Looking for any guys stationed at BLV. 12/65. 12/66. HQ Co


Message Number: 282 - Sunday, May 1, 2016 13:02:31 MST
[IP = 104.240.115.77] -
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Name:  James Hawkins
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  1965-1966
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  76 Engineers Bn. Const. Co. C
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue lancer valley
Comments:

At Blue Lancer with 76 EBC June 1965 to Nov. 1965, building a canal thru the camp for flood control. Would like to hear from anyone who was there. we set up a tent city, Camp Mudville at the entrance of BLV.


Message Number: 281 - Monday, February 22, 2016 21:11:37 MST
[IP = 108.217.151.69] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Donald E. Mason
Grade and Duty Corps/Branch of Service:  PFC E-3 US Army
Duty Years in Korea or in Military:  13 Months in Korea--15 years in the Army
Unit (Co, Bn, Btry, Arty, Div, etc):  HQ Company 2nd Batallion 12th Cav
Camp or Military Installation:  Blue Lancer Valley
Comments:

I was in Korea twice 62-63 & later I went back & was in the 2nd Infantry Division, Poncogi, South Korea 1967 - 1970 ( 26 months on the 2nd tour. I married a Korean girl, have been married for 46 years, have two daughters & 1 granddaughter.


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.