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THE FLAG ABOVE AND THE
MUSIC PLAYING ARE THE STATE FLAG AND SONG OF OREGON,
WHERE CPL.EARL H. BATES CALLS HOME. EARL DONATED ALL
THE PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE. EARL WAS ASSIGNED TO
SERVICE COMPANY 160th REGT. EARL WAS WITH THE FIRST
ELEMENTS OF THE 160th REGT WHEN IT LANDED IN KOREA
If anyone has photos or some
information that can be used on the web site please
Earl Bates--Jan. 13, 1952 Second day in
Korea ready to move out to the Kumsong
Inchon Harbor--Elements of 160th Regt
arriving in Korea.
Pvt. Ed McDanials--Assigned to Graves
Registration. Preparing to move out to Kumsong
sector. January 13, 1952
February 1952. Kumsong sector. Company area
for Service Company. Tent near truck was the Graves
Registration section. Tents on right Company Supply
and Commamd Post. Tents in foreground were the 160th
Regt. Post Office section.
MLR looking North near Kumsong, Korea. This
was the first sector assigned to the 160th Regt
This is Service Company in
formation sometime around October of 1952. It was
taken around the Heartbreak Ridge area.
Mail from home. Pfc Ken Husby, truck driver
, Service Company reads letter from home.Photo taken
Jan-Mar 52, Kumsong sector.
This photo was taken in the winter 1952.
The two tents on the right were the 160th
Regimental Post Office. The two tents on the left
were the Ammunition Section (ammo dump) Look across
the river you can see the 40th Div Engineers
blasting a road part way up the hill.
This photo was taken in Feb-Mar 1952, in
the Kumsong sector. Cpl Earl Bates on the left and
Sgt Fred Robson on the right. The "window" in the
tent was put there by the 40th Div Engineers that
were blasting nearby while putting in a road.
This is a section controlled by the 160th
Regt somewhere in the Kumsong sector. It was the MLR
in that area.
The road in the photo should bring back
memories to anyone that was in the 160th Regt during
the period of Jan-Apr 1952. This was the main travel
route in the Kumsong sector.
This is the mail run returning to the 160th
Regt Post Office. The mail has to be sorted down to
20 Companies. This photo was taken Jan-Mar 1952 time
frame in the Kumsong sector.
Hot meal. What more can you ask for.
Quartermaster bread,cling peaches,beans,lumpy mashed
potato's and mystery meat. But it was a welcome
change over the many days of c-rations. You knew it
was time to rotate back to the states when you got
to like those c-rations.
Original ten room school at Kapyong, Korea
built by the 40th Inf Div. It was a Division wide
project. Troops from various units dropped by and
helped build the school. Other troops from the
Division donated money for the project. This photo
was taken October 18, 1952.
October 18, 1952 Gen.Joseph P. Cleland
(seated) Commanding General, 40th Inf.Division
signing papers turning school over to local
officials during dedication of the
October 18, 1952 Dedication of the school
that the 40th Inf Div built.
Summer 1952 near Kapyong,Korea.Some
officers of the 40th Div at the make-shift 40th Div
Canteen.Even in war you need a coffee
Fall 1952. Central front. Main supply route
(MSR) from Regt to Div. The top of this hill was
under constant observation by the enemy. Drivers
made the trip at night without lights.
Fall 1952. Central front. Another photo of
the Main supply route (MSR) from Regt to Div. This
was taken in the mountain pass.
This bridge was located somewhere
around Kumwha Valley. I think it needs a little
Service Company area. Summer
Oct 52, Service Co. on way to Heartbreak
USO show in the Punchbowl.
Oct 52, Service Co. in Heartbreak Ridge
Inchon Converted school building used to
process troops back to ZI on rotation
Tent area to house the over flow from the
main building for rotating troops.