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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on May 20th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

DMZ Flashpoints: The Camp Liberty Bell Attack

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There have been many flashpoints on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) over the years with patrols being ambushed and even American barracks being bombed, but there has probably never been a North Korean attack as brazen as the ambush on Camp Liberty Bell.

On the afternoon of August 28, 1967 soldiers of Charlie Company 76th Engineer Battalion had just returned to Camp Liberty Bell for dinner after a hard day of working on improving the main road that travels north to the Korean armistice village of Panmunjom located 2.3 kilometers north of the camp.

Google Earth image of the DMZ area.

Some soldiers were sitting down on tables eating while many others were still waiting in line to get their food. As the soldiers went through their daily ritual to get their chow suddenly shots rang out and bullets smashed into the chow hall building. Soldiers ran for cover and others turned over the chow hall tables in hopes they would provide adequate cover from the incoming bullets.

Camp Liberty Bell
Click image for larger picture of where the Camp Liberty Bell attack occurred.

The soldiers outside also raced for cover and spotted the gunmen on a 100 meter hill overlooking Camp Liberty Bell firing down on the American soldiers. The camp’s quick reaction force (QRF) raced to prepare a counterattack against the enemy. With shots still ringing out the quick reaction force advanced up a road leading up to the top of the hill to intercept the gunmen. The QRF took two casualties as they advanced up the road when one of the American soldiers stepped on a landmine planted by the North Korean commandoes.

By the time the QRF was able to get to the top of the hill the commandoes fled. The QRF estimates that they saw about 9-12 North Korean commandoes on the hill and found over 1,000 rounds of unspent Soviet 7.62 ammo left at the firing position on the hill. The QRF followed the commandoes’ tracks leading from the position and determined they had successfully crossed back over the DMZ to North Korea.

You can see the hills around Camp Liberty Bell and the road the QRF traveled up the hill on.

The aftermath of the attack saw Camp Liberty Bell with pools of blood splattered across the compound mixed with the shouts of pain and suffering from the wounded. Unfortunately three soldiers could not shout out in pain because they lied dead on the ground after the North Korean attack. The initial dead included one American, Specialist Michael Vogel and two Korean KATUSA soldiers that died in the unprovoked attack. Private First Class Curtis Rivers was seriously wounded and would later die of his wounds raising the death toll further.

The attack was considered the most serious attack since the signing of the Korean armistice agreement in 1953 that involved an area south of the demilitarized zone. Other much deadlier ambushes occurred against soldiers on patrol along the DMZ though one attack happened in 1967 against another American rear camp when a Camp Walley barracks was bombed by a North Korean sapper team killing two US soldiers and wounding seventeen more while they slept.

Photo of the Camp Liberty Bell front gate in 1974.

The attack on Camp Liberty Bell proved even more deadly with a total of four soldiers dead and many more soldiers and civilians wounded. In total twenty-six people were wounded in the attack that included fourteen US soldiers, nine South Korean soldiers, and three Korean civilian employees. The United Nations Command made the usual protests against the North Koreans during a meeting a Panmunjom and of course the North Korean communists denied all knowledge of the attack. This attack would be one in a long series of attacks that would occur against frontline forces stationed in Korea in what would eventually come to be known as the DMZ War.

  • bob monahan
    8:19 pm on June 19th, 2008 1

    Thanks so much for this site and the story. Its the first time that I've ever seen anything on the web about this attack. I was there during the attack and saw the carnage. Most people, including it would seem those who later served at Camp Liberty Bell, never knew that our soldiers fought, died and bled on the very ground they walked on. Thanks again for remembering my brothers from "Charlie" Co.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    9:38 pm on June 19th, 2008 2

    I have been to Camp Liberty Bell a few times and had no idea about this attack. So I was a bit surprised when I first began to read about how vicious the DMZ War going on back then really was and the sacrifices made by the GIs who served there during that timeframe.

    Everyone should be proud of the service of the GIs serving in and around the DMZ back then which is unfortunately forgotten by many today.

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  • Don Conklin
    9:30 am on April 6th, 2009 4

    I was stationed at Camp Liberty Bell with the 4 duece mortar platoon from 1980 to 1982. I had not heard of the attack until coming across this site. We always worried that something like that would happen while we were there. We lived in the barracks by the 4 duece mortar bunkers.I was surprised to see that camp liberty bell is not ran by us troops. Thanks for the information.

  • James M. DeBardelebe
    2:42 am on May 23rd, 2009 5

    I was stationed at Camp Librtey Bell '83-'84 and '86-'87. Iwas there and had to rebuild all the mortar pits for the visit of Pres. Reagan. Iwas all to familiar with this story, the co. pictureman had copies of pictures that were taken during the attack when bonifas and another officer were killed. I still have the picture.

    Bad to the Bone A 1/9 inf.

  • Kevin Connor
    1:49 pm on September 26th, 2009 6

    I was at Camp Liberty from Dec 1984 – Nov 1985 if you if you were there at that time please email me at . I was in SSG Jonh Mills Squad

  • Gary R. Durfee
    6:01 am on August 9th, 2010 7

    I was at Camp Liberty Bell from December 1972 to December 1973. When I came home I had six months to do. I often think of my fellow soldiers, both US and KATUSA. I even get out our "yearbook", It was an honor to serve with those guys.

  • James H Grogg
    10:37 am on September 24th, 2010 8

    I was 17 years old when I was stationed at Camp Liberty Bell in 1985. I still think about it and those I served with. Like many of you who write in, I spent my time at GP Collier, doing recon missions during the day and laying in ambushes during the wee hours of the morning. I am not sure if I can openly say some things about the place so I will not do that here. I would really like to talk with someone who was there in 85-to Nov 86. May God bless those who have been there and who are currelty there. Keep up the fire!

  • Thomas Osborn
    8:13 pm on December 20th, 2010 9

    I was stationed at Camp Liberty Bell from December 1978 to November 1979 with the 4 Deuce Platoon. I have a photo of the platoon on the wall at my house. I have not had any contact with anyone who served with that platoon since shortly after I left. I try to keep up with what is happening there and I am still surprised to realize how little the average American is aware that the US Army still has an infantry division and support units serving in Korea. Considering what has to happen for Americans to become aware of the fact that American soldiers serve as a trip wire on the Korean peninsular, I actually hope they remain ignorant of the fact that so many serve proudly waiting for that which we all hope will never happen. To those who continue to hold the line I say "good job and keep up the fire." May God bless all of those who silently serve in the shadows of the nation consciousness. Whether anyone recognizes it or not you are doing a very important job.

  • sp4 john wortmann
    2:35 pm on December 31st, 2010 10

    i was at camp liberty bell from march 15 1984 to march 14 1985

  • sp4 john wortmann
    2:39 pm on December 31st, 2010 11

    i was at 19 1st sergent shelby and capt davis i drove alpah 4 duce

  • john
    5:01 pm on December 31st, 2010 12

    While we are on this topic does any one here know about the shootout that happened in Nov 1984 at Pan-Mun-Jom? Yes at Pan-Mun-Jom involving 30+ NK guards and even more US/SK soldiers? I never heard the details and recently I ran into this site.

    The site belongs to Brigadier General Bert Mizusawa was than (CPT) commender of Joint Security Force when the shooting broke out. Really really interesting reading.

    Start from "An excerpt from Dangerous Games by Scott Baron and James Wise"

  • john
    5:01 pm on December 31st, 2010 13

    Happy New Year to all btw!!

  • Roland Keller
    12:06 pm on January 9th, 2011 14

    I commanded Liberty Bell (Alpha Manchu) from March 1977 to March 1978; had never before heard this report. Surprised to read it now. We had a barrier fence, coast to coast with GSR on the highground overlooking the DMZ and Liberty Bell. I now wonder if they were both put there in response to this event.

  • Bob monahan
    1:13 am on January 10th, 2011 15

    To: Roland Keller

    It breaks my heart that even the CO of Liberty Bell (Named after 76th Engineers "The Liberty Bell Battalion")did not know that there had been an attack and that 4 of our guys died. We were Co "C" 76th Engineers. We were told not to say anything when we got "back to the world" due to "national security". Real reason was they had their hands full with Vietnam and didn't want the people to know that there was a second war being fought. Particularly news that an understrength company of 87 troops had suffered 4 KIA and 23 WIA, over 30% casualties in one attack, would not sit too good with the anti-war crowd.

    I still can see Mike Vogel's body laying in the dirt just outside the Motor Pool. He was coming in to get chow when they opened up from the surrounding hills above the rock quarry. He was stitched from head to toe by an AK-47. They went down the chowline and into the Mess Tent It was here that Curtis Rivers was hit and later died. Many others were wounded in the Mess Tent and as they walked their fire up the tent line.

    We had several warnings that this may be coming including a week prior to this attack when an NK scout was discovered by a civilian KC worker as he went up the hill to relieve himself in the woods. The NK fled leaving behind an AK-47 , a drawing of the camp and some ammo. We also had taken fire while we worked inside the DMZ as well. But this was the worst.

    As to their response, yes they did start to build the fence line but at first they put it on the ridge BEHIND the camp! Thereby leaving us between the fence and North Korea. This brilliant military move was quickly rectified and they moved the fence to where it is now.

    I mourn for our dead even more so because their sacrifice seems to have been unknown. I go online and read all about the "Tree Massacre" (even one of the above comments has it confused with this attack)while our men have been forgotten. This is in no way to lessen or denigrate the sacrifice of Boniface and his men but the blood of the Men of Co "C" was shed in the very place we built and defended. Sorry if this is too long but as you can probably tell I feel strongly about this.

    Bob Monahan (E-5)

    Co "C" 76th Engrs.

  • Robert Ornelas
    2:15 pm on January 17th, 2011 16

    1974 or there abouts. Liberty Bell…I remember it well. Had a picture taken with me on my knees with the sign as a backdrop. I was praying to go home (jokingly of course).

    Did all the requisite duties on the guardposts in the Z, the patrols in the dead of winter, hearing the ice break in the canals and just about crying because it was so cold out there.

    Low crawl to set up a claymore? Yeah! Just walked out, plopped it down and went back in position. Stupid kid.

    Co. B 1/31 2nd Infantry, Capt Fleming if I remember correctly. I was Distinguished Honor Graduate of Basic Leadership School, busted down shortly there after for uh…OJ's Stupid Kid.

  • michael elias
    9:13 am on February 14th, 2011 17

    I was at camp Liberty Bell co c 76 eng.most of 1967.I was on the chow line most of the time Iwould go to chow Monohan and burges.We were like the amgeos or stuges.I hope you guys are OK.Your brother Elias

  • hanabmf
    12:33 pm on February 14th, 2011 18

    @ Robert-haven't heard anyone talk about OJ's in many moons. I was in the Cav back then, Yong Gu Gol and Cp Garry Owen.

  • Bob Monahan
    2:25 am on February 16th, 2011 19


    You crazy man. Last time I saw you was at Ft. Devens Mass when I was home on leave. Haven't talked to anyone from "C" Co. for 40 years until last year when I connected online with Lt Doug Hill, our CO. Have been trying to get out the story of the attack on Liberty Bell and the beating we took there. You had the M-60 in the motor pool after we broke open the arms room. You're right about Burgess, you, and I. We were always in the **** for something. Good to hear you are alive. Send me an e-mail

  • Bill Norton
    9:28 pm on May 28th, 2011 20

    I was there on that day and was returning from My fuel trucks heading to the chow tent at the time of the attack. We were not able to respond because all of our weapons were safely locked up in the arms room. Some of us crawled over the arms room and broke into it, passed out rifles and ammo, but by that they had fled to the North.
    I’d like to hear from anyone else who was there on that day.
    Bill Norton

  • Tom Langley
    2:05 am on May 29th, 2011 21

    I have heard of the Camp Liberty Bell attack but I never heard of the Camp Walley barracks attack. The communist NK have made many attacks since the Korean war ended in 1953 including the seizure of the Pueblo. When I was stationed in Korea in ’79-’80 a soldier had stepped on a landmine in the DMZ & had his leg blown off. These attacks should be responded to by force. The recent attacks on the Cheonan & the artillery shelling of the SK island show that the NK have not & well probably never change. Military force is all that communists understand. The ax used in the infamous murder of American soldiers in the “tree cutting incident” is on display at a NK military museum. If & when the next attack occurs maybe US Navy SEAL Team 6 could pay a visit to Kim Jong-Il, HOOAH!

  • Wayne Johnson
    6:31 pm on October 3rd, 2011 22

    I was at the Bell in ’76. I knew about the attack but not many of the particulars.

  • carl berryhill
    2:46 pm on November 24th, 2011 23

    hey osborn if u read this get me on facebook

    2:55 pm on December 23rd, 2011 24

    I was stationated al Camp Liberty Bell between 1977-1978, my CO was CPT Keller. I spent many nights during the winter patroling the DMZ and I remember celebrating Christmas day at GP Collier. Merry christmas to all the soldiers stationated at this camp. God bless you.

  • Thomas Lee
    9:26 pm on December 23rd, 2011 25

    SGT Jaramillo… I was stationed at Greaves/Liberty Bell (our company, CSC had platoons on both camps) from 86-88 and I too remember many cold nights on patrol, guarding the bridge or sitting in a GP! Unfortunately, Greaves and Liberty Bell are now closed.

    Merry Christmas everybody!

  • Roland Keller
    12:31 am on December 24th, 2011 26

    SGT JARAMILLO! Delighted to see your name and would like to add that you set the standard when it came to professionalism. There wasn’t a finer NCO or Patrol Leader. Hope this finds you and yours well.

    Co, Alpha Manchu & Liberty Bell 77-78

  • SSG Rodriguez C.C
    3:21 pm on January 14th, 2012 27

    I was at Liberty bell from 75-76 B Co.1st Bn 31st Inf,I had just arrived in a duce and a half from the turtle farm at Casey,I remember well the patrols,fire base Collier and Ollet..I remember my 1st night ambush patrol on the Z it was scary for me as I was a kid still trying to find himself after having been through so much,I was put on point and that night I opened fire on the Z when a miniture deer ran across my front,I remember Sgt Martinez and the rest of the patrol hitting the deck and eating dirt and then crawling up to me for a sitrep after it seemed like hours,but was really only a min or 2..we all got our azzes chewed by S-2 after the debrife on what happen that night,I almost caused an international inncident on the Z that night,I also remember many a daylight sweeps,finding relics of a time passed,Hand grenades and ammo of a war forgotten by many,except those who served there (chewed the same dirt)or where there after,I remember cutting down a little sapling (wanna be) christmas tree and taking it back to the hooch and all the guys helping me adorn it into a christmas tree,we used soda cans,playing cards,4 duce sight extensions,inflated (unused) condoms (Doc inflated them for us)and a centerfold from playboy as an angel(I still have the pics),we then placed bottles of OB beer,oscar wine and other unmentionables under it..(we would remove them when the LT or PLT Sgt came through.)I remember alerts and quick reaction force QRF,I remember Thunderbolt,I remember the 8 hour,overnight and 3 day passes into the villages (Munsan,Younjugal,unchani,tonduchon,tokori and more),I remember the New seoul club built like a cave in younjugal,the mula rouge,the pony club in tonduchon and many more,I remember carrying an ID card saying I was an MP because combat troops were prohibited north of libby bridge or the imjim river(uncle sam is a clever denier when it suits him),I remember the day when capt Bonifas,Lt Barret and his crew got hit,we were on Collier that day 18 aug 76,I left 2 months later back to the world..many dont know that the LT got whacked by North Koreans after the fight, after they(NK)discovered him incapacitated behind the wall in the bush and they took turns bludging him with axe handles..I remember many things,Libby bridge crossings on the imjim,guard check points,endless patrols and sweeps,stinking rice paddies fertilized with human waste,long rang humps on endless high grounds,slickey boys stealing you blind,mamason knowing where you were headed before you did and being there when you arrived,field whores,odeshi,ogima,yojas,I remember snow so high that the cold was unbearable at times (The Hawk was out) ..Korea Americas best kept secrect..I returned in 78-79 to camp Hovey A co 1st 38th Infantry by that time they were rotating troops on the DMZ and I got to play if you wish to call it that at Warrior base,reliving all the pass over again,with the exception of being able to return to the rear after your stint was over..same shit,different much to remember so many to remember a loss of innocence for many,YES I REMEMBER!!!!..of all my service I will remember those tours of duty the most..we were and will always be Soldiers,Brothers forever bonded by our experiences irregardless of the clock,we chewed the same dirt as those before us and those after us..I salute all my brothers,from the Heart…and to Robert on his comment..we were all stupid kids..OJs,mockoli,Happysmoke and more,an era (The 70s)of suffering and trying to forget passed on by brothers who America bastardized from a war she denied and only now acknowledges..lest we forget Vietnam. Love you all bro..CCR

  • SSG Rodriguez C.C
    6:18 pm on January 14th, 2012 28

    Just a follow up…on I REMEMBER.. :???:
    I remember Park Chun Hee,I remember The Monsoon rains and the ditch monsters and floods,I remember tailor made suites for $20 dollars,shoes for $1o,I remember beautiful paintings of anything you wanted for $15 dollars..I remember the short times for $5 dollars,overnight for $10 and the turkey farm for $2 bucks all you want..I remember the propaganda leaflets falling from the sky on the Z and me picking them up..I remember the pics I took with my kodac 110 instamatic which I kept in my canvas 20 round clip ammo pouch..I have many pictures thanks to it..I remember heating our so called barracks with a diesel can attached to a 55 gallon drum turned into a heater and I remember the fire guard falling alsleep on freezing winter nights..I remember the enlisted club at camp Liberty bell on the little knoll hill…I remember uncle sam busing the whores up to camp for those men who could not get a pass..I remember the katusas and the ROKs..Thier white horse div famous in Nam..I remember our M113s and how grateful we were to have them,I remember pulling CQ runner and taking off the next day,I remember riot control training and using axe handles as weapons ourselves,I remember gen Omar Bradley and Gen Emerson the gunfighter as Div commanders of the 2nd Inf div,I remember false passes made in the village,I remember false many things made in the villiage,I remember mamasan cooking on the street and military Tec manuels being used as bags to serve you hot shrimp,potatoes and more..I remember steel pots as helmets and web gear and flack vest..I SO REMEMBER!!!!!!!!

  • SSG Rodriguez C.C
    9:39 pm on January 14th, 2012 29

    If anyone served at liberty bell during 75-76 with B co 1st/31st bearcats mech Inf or at Hovey with A co 1st/38th Alphagators Inf please contact me if you like,or anyone who was there and cares to chat down memory lane my email is cr_success at yahoo dot com..
    my regards to all my brothers,cheers

  • SSG Rodriguez
    5:43 pm on January 20th, 2012 30

    I remember curfew,I remember MPs chasing us through back allys,I rememeber.I remember mamasan hiding us,I remember streetvendors,I remember VD cards and checking them on the boards in the clubs,I remember the signs posted on post with the status of VD among the Div post,I remember the drip and soldiers ripping out the plumbing due to the burn,I remember seeing different types of serious VD cases soldiers aquired,I remember soldiers putting in for marriage papers after being in country for 6 months,I remember pad call and lining up for the pay master to pay us,then going down the line and paying for services such as the laundy man,the shoe shine man,the hoouch man..its true they pay you 100 dollars and take back 99,I remember the company game rooms,quansan huts and more,I remember camp Gary owne and camp House in yonjugal,I remeber the kimshim cabs,I remember running over a billion tiny frogs durning the monsoon rains,I remember places off limits to us,I remember so much and still havent mentioned it all…most of all I will always remember Korea and the 1st of 31st (M) Inf Bearcats Camp liberty bell (DMZ)…and the 1st 38th streight leg Infantry camp Hovey….I REMEMBER!

    12:49 am on March 16th, 2012 31

    I was at Liberty Bell Nov85 to Nov86. So many memories. Anyone there at that time contact me at

    1:01 am on March 16th, 2012 32

    this is a correction to my email address

  • Leonard Labunski
    11:37 am on March 21st, 2012 33

    I was on Camp Liberty Bell with A Co.1/9 Inf in 78/79. Collier and Ouellette, Freedom Bridge and so much more come to mind. To any and all who spent time up there it’s good to see that there are a few posts regarding the place. I remember putting on thoses damn extreme weather boots after setting up in ambush site’s. I remember New Years Eve 78/79 when the CQ blasted Jimi Hendrix doing the Star Spangeled Banner….Old Domingo Lazano the 1SG had a S..T Fit.

  • Richard Petersen
    2:59 pm on April 1st, 2012 34

    I was at Liberty Bell A co.1/9 May 81 to Mar 83, I was lucky my first patrol was a day patrol. SSG Rodriguez I think I saw the same damn deer.

  • James Lee
    8:32 am on April 15th, 2012 35

    Hey Labunski, I remember you, I was in 3rd Herd Monster Men A 1/9 Apr `78-Apr `79. I was the NBC NCO at Liberty Bell. I had forgotten the Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner on New Years Eve, but I do remember Top Lozano`s wrath. I heard he married the mess hall ajima, remember she used to spend the night in his hootch. Remember Fritz, the German Shepherd mascot, his funeral and burial by the flagpoles? I wonder if he`s still there or if the ROKs dug him up. Great to hear you`re still alive and to my brother Manchus Keep Up The Fire !

  • Tom Reeves
    3:31 am on July 22nd, 2012 36

    I was at Camp Liberty Bell Dec 85 to Dec 86. A CO 1/9th 2nd squad 3rd Platoon. I remember one of our guys messing around with a flare in his barracks room and burning his face pretty bad. I also remember our mess SGT getting busted for selling beef on the black market from the mess hall freezer. GP Collier was frozen solid when we did our bit on the Z. Anyone else remember those things?

  • Bruce W. Fonnest
    9:15 pm on August 30th, 2012 37

    Bob Monahan I was just looking at the posts on this web site, I don’t remember you but I do remember the attack in 1967. It has been alot of years but I still remember the attack as if it was yesterday. I’m sorry to say that I did not remember any name until you put them on one of your posts. I was with A-Co 76th Engr. Bn. I still think about that day and how scared that I was. Drop me a e-mail @ or give me a call 575-649-1145. Maybe you can make it ro one of the 76th Engr. Bn. reunions, we have them every year in Lebanon, TN. the reunions are the last week end in April. The next reunion will be 26-28 April 2013, hope that you can make it to the reunion I’ve not seen or heard from any one that was there when the attack took place. Take care and I hope to see you in April.

    Bruce W. Fonnest
    A-Co 76th Engr. Bn. (Const)

  • Richard Mathews
    6:18 am on December 16th, 2012 38

    I read some of these posts. Few of you guys. I may have seen. I was stationed with D Co. 2nd Med on Camp Edwards West in 81-82 during my first tour. My second tour was with the 1st 38th Inf Camp Hovey. John (#12th post), that fire fight occur after I was back state side. I don’t know the particulars of that fire fight. But, I do know who was wounded during that event from the news reports. They showed his picture on the news. Sp6 Nelson. We were both there when President Reagan visited. Sp6 Nelson on Warrior Base. I was on Guard Post Collier.

    I remember when I was first there. One of my buddies (Frank-Nam Vet) was fired upon stepping out the back door of the troop clinic. He ran back in extremely fast. A few days later, ROK Army caught a North Spy on the mount overlooking our compound. He (NK Spy) didn’t last long. I also remember a bad week. I will not talk about it except for one event two bodies. First brought in wounded, shapnel in his upper leg. Second was hours later, DOA. I remember him from Ft. Stewart. We didn’t know each other. Both of us were at BNOC on Ft. Swtewart. Reason, I bring him up is because of land mines.

    My second tour. I received orders on my third day at the turtle farm to go to the DMZ. I was assigned to the 1st 38th Inf Camp Hovey. They had just went to the Z. Medics were rotated on missions more on the Z. There were just enough of us to cover the Bn. I first went out with A Co for about three weeks. Next, I was assign to CSC 4 deus. It was while, I was with 4 deus on Camp Kitty Hawk. I don’t remember how many days it was when SSG Graves dog decided to jump out of the jeep and run in and out of the mine field. SSG Graves had Sgt Adams stop the vehicle so he can get that d— dog. I got down low behind those big radios attached to the vehicle. I said, “f— that d— dog Sargeant Graves.” He said, “that’s my dog doc.” My reply, “screw him.” SSG Graves had Sgt Adams move the jeep forward a bit. You know the whole time that dog skirted in and out of that mine field. He (d— dog) didn’t step on one mine. I remember that d— dog and SSG Graves with a smile each time it comes to mind.

  • Doug Anderson
    4:30 am on January 4th, 2013 39

    Hey John Wortman! I remember you! 84-85! We were there! Alpha 1/9. Manchus! Keep Up The Fire!

  • David Jackson
    1:37 pm on January 24th, 2013 40

    I was stationed with Co.B, 1/9 Infantry (Co Greaves) Oct 78-Oct 79.

  • "DOC" Leonard
    1:59 pm on January 26th, 2013 41

    A Co. 1/9 2nd.ID
    Senior Medic, Camp Liberty Bell
    In search of others that served there with me. In communication with SSgt. Eddie J. Sampson
    Company Commander(s) were Cpt. Parsons, then Cpt. Schombach
    1st.Sgt. was Domingo Lozano

    My email is

  • SGT Chris Whaley
    4:36 pm on February 7th, 2013 42

    Camp Humphreys 72-73 45th Trans
    Liberty Bell 74-75 B 1/31st
    Camp Hovey 76-77

    Played fast pitch softball at Hovey with Biggs and Chugalauf (sp), went to Japan for tournment

  • Bernard Walker
    7:48 am on May 3rd, 2013 43

    I was to stationed on the DMZ at Camp Liberty Bell
    From 1979 to 1981. 1st.Sgt. Domingo Lozano was the best top I ever work for. Keep up the fire, but don’t piss on the flame. A co.1/9 Infantry.

  • Bernard Walker
    6:51 pm on May 7th, 2013 44

    I can be contacted by facebook in Charlotte, NC. I was also stationed in the 8th Army honor guards for the first six months in 1986 then went to Camp Casey to B co 5/20 Inf until 1987 . If anyone remembers me please contact me thanks.

  • william broderick
    1:02 am on May 8th, 2013 45

    was with 2/9 camp liberty bell 1978 until they were replaced with another unit then i went to 2/72nd armor, was with 4.2 mortar platoon, saw Thomas Osborne posted above, thought I would post. I loved my time in Korea, you might as well, was a long time to be miserable,lol. remember we had one pass a week, that sucked and i would spend my time in Sonyu ri, by rc 4. anyone there around that time fell free to contact me,, MANCHU

  • Lonnie Giles
    7:36 pm on May 26th, 2013 46

    I was a liberty Bell from 77 to 78 Capt Keller was my CO. I was in 4th platoon, mortars. I was 17yrs old then,camp liberty bell was my first duty station. A lot of cold nights on patrol, and up on the GP.I have thought many times about those days and some of then men i served with dennis gandy, tony gendron, and my old LT lon cross. I remember they would bring woman up to us in a bus. we would all go to the nco club on the hill. Capt Keller you might remember me i served as company driver some,had the honor of taking you to the officers club now at camp Graves. Hey if any one remembers me i would be honored to hear from yall. Keep up the fire Co A 1/9 inf

  • Rick Rajner
    11:00 am on June 11th, 2013 47

    I was the soldier who drove the truck that delivered dynamite and other explosives to Camp Liberty Bell. I was assigned to HQ Co., and sometimes worked with the engineers after I delivered and then went back to Camp Eiler after a day or two at camp Liberty Bell. 28 August was a very bad day for many of us and I shall never forget it, even though I spent three tours in Viet nam after the attack on our unit. By the way, does anyone know what happened to Max Pona of Co. C?

  • Johnny Heinrich
    10:44 am on September 30th, 2013 48

    I was at camp liberty bell ’81-83,many of cold nights and hot days.Loved the camp,little restaurant barber shop and bar.Every thing you need at one place with the exception of female company.Loved the countryside and a Manchoo we had the respect of fellow soldiers and locals.while doing the patrols I did see some strange things in The DMZ.As a young man of 20 this is a experience I’ll never forget.I would very much love to go back,not only for the food but the beauty of the country it self.for all my brothers KEEP UP THE FIRE god bless

  • Johnny Heinrich
    10:59 am on September 30th, 2013 49


  • Johnny Heinrich
    11:05 am on September 30th, 2013 50

    Any of my fellow bothers who was there with me I would like to talk t :smile: o you e-mail me at

  • Richard Luce
    10:02 am on December 7th, 2013 51

    I was at liberty bell 77-78 4 duce mortar’s

  • James Lee
    2:35 pm on December 7th, 2013 52

    I was with Cold Steel Alpha 1/9 Manchus , Liberty Bell , Sep 78- Apr 79. Replaced 2/9 after moving up from Hovey Sep 78 permanently. I believe 2/9 Manchus moved out of country permanently. The most demanding , yet rewarding experience of my life. I salute all of my brothers who served there. Keep Up The Fire !


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