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187 patchThe 187 Airborne Cutting off Retreating Communist Forces in Korea
These "MEN" Were Jumping C119's ; T-7 Parachutes; And A Full Combat Load.
A Combination That Would Guarantee The Worst Possible Opening Shock;

One that Would "Spread Your Legs "
C-46's ; C47's ; and C82's were also used in the jump.

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Great Articles by Troopers who made the Combat Jumps
Check the table below and click on the Name or Pictures to read
these great stories and see some great pictures.

Click on map to see full size map of Major Korean War events and a complete overview of the 187th operations while in Korea.
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Rare Newspaper Clippings and Life Magazine Pictures of the Korean Jumps.
By: Jack Cicolello
Jack,  made the Sukchon  Jump.

A SPECIAL THANKS to Jack's Sister
"Elizabeth Legnetti, 1931-1996". 
Who cut  and saved the pictures for him.

READ ALL ABOUT IT!
FOR 3¢  FOR JUST THREE COPPERS,
YOU CAN READ ALL ABOUT  AMERICAN   PARATROOPERS JUMPING  IN KOREA !!!!

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NEW YORK DAILY MIRROR'S
HEADLINES FOR OCTOBER 21, 1950 
DON MARTIN'S  ACCOUNT OF

 THE  SUKCHON COMBAT JUMP

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NICK DRAMIS'  ACCOUNT OF
THE  MUNSAN-NI  COMBAT JUMP

Also check out Nick's book on Airborne History
"Silver Wings of Airborne"
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RICHARD RUTHERFORD'S ACCOUNT OF

THE  MUNSAN-NI  COMBAT JUMP.

Editors note: Picture taken from,
Life Magazine Vol. 30, No. 15, April 9, 1951 .

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BOB MALONE'S , page has  rare pictures of a safe conduct brochure the Chinese Communist  would  pass out to get soldiers to surrender.

Bob told us : 
"The cards were safe conduct  (big deal) left by the chinese during and assault on our hill , the area was Kumwa in what was referred to as the Iron Triangle area in north central Korea. " 
 

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A Poem about the Munsan-ni Combat Jump by: Peter Griffin


Peter's brothers JOHN, on the right, was killed in action two days after he made the Munsan-ni Combat Jump.
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Sukchon Combat Jump by Gerald W. Krueger

Gerald also made the Munsan-ni Jump.
Krueger 19 yr old in Korea
Korean Combat Jumps by Sirreno (Jimmy) Clapp

Jimmy, made both jumps and was wounded twice.
Jimmy in Class A
Pictures of Munsan-ni 50 years Later

Pictures taken by SFC David Krabbe, presently serving with (Mortars) 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry at Camp GarryOwen, Korea
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187pat Korean Combat Jump Dates and Data187pat

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20 October, 1950 
187th ARCT, 2nd Battalion 
Operation: DZ Easy 
Troopers: 1,203 
Dropzone: Sunchon 
20 October 1950 
187th ARCT, 1st, 3rd. Bn's.
Operation: DZ William
Troopers: 1,470
Dropzone: Sukchon
21 October 1950
187th (ARCT)
Operation: DZ William
Troopers: 671
Dropzone: Sukchon
23 March 1951
187th ARCT 2nd & 4th, Airborne Ranger Co's.
Operation: Tomahawk
Troopers: 3,486
Dropzone: Munsan-Ni


To see a great page, created by Leo Kocher ,that list all the 187th ARCT Casualties in Korea during the "Forgotten War" click here:
http://users.owt.com/leodonna/187-CAS-Korea.htm

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