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Imjin River battlefield

Article about: by Luftpanzer Nice find. I am station at Camp Casey South Korea. I would love to go to some battle sites. But non of my KATUSA friends seem to not know where any is or they just dont want to

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    Quote by Luftpanzer View Post
    Nice find. I am station at Camp Casey South Korea. I would love to go to some battle sites. But non of my KATUSA friends seem to not know where any is or they just dont want to take me.
    Thanks~
    If you're at Casey then you would be closer to the Imjin battlegrounds than most
    others. It's a very good chance the KATUSAs don't have the slightest idea of what
    battle took place where let alone guide you to one. Kinda like the typical American's
    knowledge of Civil War battles: zilch.
    While it's so fascinating to visit such battlesites, personally the "fun" is actually
    pouring over various accounts, surrounded by maps and looking up at Google Earth
    all at the same time just to find the place. So that's an idea, but~~
    unless you have your own POV, it's nearly impossible to reach any sites. Public
    transportation won't be enough. But I do hope you try and make it to several sites
    because it's well worth the trip!
    Ah~ there is a rail line that passes straight through Chipyongni if you wish to visit
    that famous battlesite.

    Yeah, as for unexploded ordinance....I don't bother. While a number of uxo I come
    across is harmless, but still, a bomb's a bomb and not worth the risk of injury, death
    or authorities! And there's plenty of it out there, a short list of what I come across:
    dozens of stick grenade variants, half dozen U.S. pineapple grenades, 1 rifle
    grenade, half dozen mortar shells, another h.d. mills bombs, 2 landmines and 1
    105mm howitzer shell. So~~yeah.......I don't bother, ha~!

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    Last night I was googleling Camp Casey and found cordinates to a outpost battle site that took place here, also read about Major Casey's plane being shot down here. His crash site is 500 meters from my barracks and also read an account about the local villiagers fleeing the fighting going on around Camp Casey at the time of the war.So this weekend I think I will do some walking out the back gate up into the hills to see if I can find anything. And if I can get ahold of a GPS input the Grid Cordinates to the Casey battle site.

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    Quote by Luftpanzer View Post
    Last night I was googleling Camp Casey and found cordinates to a outpost battle site that took place here, also read about Major Casey's plane being shot down here. His crash site is 500 meters from my barracks and also read an account about the local villiagers fleeing the fighting going on around Camp Casey at the time of the war.So this weekend I think I will do some walking out the back gate up into the hills to see if I can find anything. And if I can get ahold of a GPS input the Grid Cordinates to the Casey battle site.

    Seriously, good luck with that! It shouldn't be too hard to find and I guess the crash
    site is/was marked with a concrete cross. If you should find it, I'd love to see a
    picture~

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    If you can find the location of old Camp Rice (now gone I understand) there is/was a ROK Army camp across the street. That would put it on the East side of the hard ball driving North. There is a cave there. It's a small hole that opens to huge rooms but there was a ton of hidden treasures in there. I just did'nt know at the time (1971) and we got lost in there.
    If there is still a ROK camp there you will need to make a friend to get to it. It is a beautiful country with some really nice people away from the ville's.
    See if you can find a really old Papa/Mama-san to befriend and they may show you things only they know about.

    Good luck, Rudy
    "It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity & make it work for you."
    Frank Zappa

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    Geodetic References
    for the Hills on Which
    the Outpost Battles Raged

    Place Name MGRS Geodetic Reference
    ANCHOR HILL DT 414742 N38 375.63" E128 1936.43"
    ARROWHEAD CT 351386 N38 172.92" E127 651.72"
    BAK CT 214260 N38 104.88" E126 5739.48"
    BERLIN CT 003081 N38 08.56" E126 4330.87"
    BERLIN (EAST) CT 088082 N38 018.40" E126 4919.10"
    BETTY CT 210223 N38 84.61" E126 5726.40"
    BOOMERANG CT 613424 N38 1922.13" E127 2447.16"
    BUNKER HILL CT 015042 N37 583.05" E126 4423.93"
    CAMP CASEY CS 322983 N37 5514" E127 526.51"
    CAPITOL HILL CT 905493 N38 23"20.53" E127 4445.07"
    CARSON CT 064075 N37 595387" E126 4741.43"
    CHRISTMAS HILL DT 055428 N38 1955.81" E127 557.13"
    DICK CT 491440 N38 206.93" E127 1623.64"
    ELKO CT 067075 N37 5954.10" E126 4753.72"
    FINGER RIDGE CT 878498 N38 2335.54" E127 4254.13"
    HANNAH CT 211267 N38 1027.37" E126 5726.52"
    HARRY (528) CT 508421 N38 196.33" E127 1735.08"
    HEARTBREAK RIDGE DT 142403 N38 1837.86" E128 16.56"
    HEDY CT 014036 N37 5743.52" E126 4420.43"
    HOOK CT 103104 N38 130.87" E126 5018.48"
    HORSESHOE CT 937476 N38 2226.77" E127 4658.53"
    JACKSON HEIGHTS CT 476435 N38 1949.79" E127 1522.26"
    JANE RUSSELL CT 664424 N38 1924.92" E127 2817.15"
    KELLY CT 197223 N38 83.68" E126 5633.02"
    NORI (BIG) CT 215235 N38 843.88" E126 5745.84"
    NORI (LITTLE) CT 216235 N38 843.96" E126 5749.95"
    OLD BALDY CT 255321 N38 1325.59" E127 022.50"
    PAPA-SAN CT 643458 N38 2114.07" E127 2648.33"
    PIKES PEAK (454) CT 644428 N38 1936.81" E127 2654.53"
    PORK CHOP CT 261353 N38 159.79" E127 044.34"
    PUNCHBOWL DT 240370 N38 1653.97" E128 751.38"
    QUEEN CT 216274 N38 1050.43" E126 5746.43"
    RENO CT 068079 N38 07.14" E126 4757.43"
    RONSON CT 100103 N38 127.40" E126 506.28"
    SANDY RIDGE CT 668413 N38 1849.45" E127 2834.37"
    SNIPERS RIDGE CT 677426 N38 193210" E127 2910.55"
    STAR HILL CT 583348 N38 1513.93" E127 2249.13"
    T-BONE HILL CT 285376 N38 1626.03" E127 221.04"
    TESSIE CT 203226 N38 813.84" E126 5657.39"
    TOM(270) CT 472426 N38 1920.36" E127 156.49"
    TRIANGLE HILL CT 659419 N38 198.43" E127 2756.91"
    WHITEHORSE CT 381399 N38 1747.04" E127 854.08"
    WIRE RIDGE CT 970461 N38 2139.50" E127 4915.31"

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    I don't know why but after reading Karl's and panzer's replies an
    ole' Shakespearean phrase came to mind, "And yet the worm turns" even though
    it's meaning doesn't suit the replies! ha~
    But I'm definitely interested in a "Camp Rice" and I assume it's also north of seoul.
    I served in Korea in '93 and worked Camp Page (Chuncheon), Camp Red Cloud
    (Uijeongbu), and Camps Long and Eagle (Wonju) but only Red Cloud is still up and
    running. The rest are closed, converted or obliverated.
    I doubt there's any treasure, BUT if there is a cave leading to underground bunkers
    then I'm sure it's still there. I've seen first hand at the ingenuity of CCF soldiers
    and wouldn't be surprised. Ah~~ a new adventure awaits! Many thanks guys.

    Forgive my U.S. translation (a traitor) of much admired Will Shakespeare!

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    Nice finds! I would not molest that Mills though.She still has the fuze in. it doesn't worth the risk.
    Regards

    Matt

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