Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

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    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      Gorch wrote:

      My Keith and Carl,
      I envy you both.


      Well, you should, My BILL! I feel that we are most fortunate folks. I think Carl is going to try to hit you up for more pics so he can give some autographed ones away to maybe you and me, LOL! Carl is a giver for sure. He just LOVES to give things to folks who will treasure them as he does. Now, for me, I would like one of those off camera pics as in where Joe is teaching Greg the proper hand grenade procedure..........just would like one that shows Joe's face better. Maybe I can find one somewhere.

      Anyway, hope Joe and Cecil, (wife pronounced Sesil), become friends. Sounds as if we may have a lot in common. Funny that my cousin, the General is Cecil, LOL.........Going to ask him about Joe tomorrow. Cecil was in Korea also, but think he was just a Colonel then.

      Going to copy this to Joe in a couple of days Bill. So, if you want to say anything personally to him, please post it.......he will get it. YK
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      Gorch wrote:

      My Keith and Carl,
      I envy you both.



      Keith is too kind. I got info by luck when visiting the Distinguised Service Cross Recipients site and found info on what City he was living in but didnt know if it were accurate or not? but-Keith did the real work and broke the ice for me with the Colonel and his Wife Cecil. ;-))

      Oh and, when I talked with him yesterday--I told him about your magnificent collection of movie stills and images--he was VERY impressed ;-))
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      Hawkswill wrote:

      Well, you should, My BILL! I feel that we are most fortunate folks. I think Carl is going to try to hit you up for more pics so he can give some autographed ones away to maybe you and me, LOL! Carl is a giver for sure. He just LOVES to give things to folks who will treasure them as he does. Now, for me, I would like one of those off camera pics as in where Joe is teaching Greg the proper hand grenade procedure..........just would like one that shows Joe's face better. Maybe I can find one somewhere.

      Anyway, hope Joe and Cecil, (wife pronounced Sesil), become friends. Sounds as if we may have a lot in common. Funny that my cousin, the General is Cecil, LOL.........Going to ask him about Joe tomorrow. Cecil was in Korea also, but think he was just a Colonel then.

      Going to copy this to Joe in a couple of days Bill. So, if you want to say anything personally to him, please post it.......he will get it. YK



      No probs on getting stills as I found a few sites selling them. My only thing is ill have to wait till April before I can afford to get more but--I have a few picked out.

      One of the stills shows George Shibata with Peck (Shibata was portraying Lt. Suki Ohashi--who was Joes XO for "K" Copmpany) and another featuring Rip Torn as his Brother-in-Law 1st Lt Russel) and im hoping both of them are still living so I can get those stills possibly signed.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      The Ringo Kid wrote:

      No probs on getting stills as I found a few sites selling them. My only thing is ill have to wait till April before I can afford to get more but--I have a few picked out.

      One of the stills shows George Shibata with Peck (Shibata was portraying Lt. Suki Ohashi--who was Joes XO for "K" Copmpany) and another featuring Rip Torn as his Brother-in-Law 1st Lt Russel) and im hoping both of them are still living so I can get those stills possibly signed.


      How much do they cost? Did you see any of Greg and Joe together like Joe showing Greg how to do something correctly? Really like the hand grenade one but would just like to be able to see Joe's face better. Well, back to work, LOL! Cool stuff, KEITH
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      Hawkswill wrote:

      How much do they cost? Did you see any of Greg and Joe together like Joe showing Greg how to do something correctly? Really like the hand grenade one but would just like to be able to see Joe's face better. Well, back to work, LOL! Cool stuff, KEITH



      These sell from between $15-to-$20 depending on who I shop with. I havent seen any production shots for the movie--yet. But if I do? im going to get some as I would like to see Peck with the (then) Captain ;-)) I was looking on the net yesterday and found a good photo take of Joe when he was a Colonel in Vietnam. I posted it on the Histomil site in the Non WWII Heroes thread ;-))

      Read his Distinguished Service Cross Citation--its absolutely amazing as well as amazing anyone in his command survived the initial charges to those trenches--because they would charge a trench--get forced out of them due to being heavily outnumbered by the Chinese-then he would lead them in again-retake the trenches-then get forced out again. I cant remember how many times this happened but--looks like at a minimum of three times--maybe four or five times? This is according to his Distinguished Service Cross Citation. Some soldiers received the Medal of Honor--for less than this--not that im intentionally downplaying what those men did in any way, shape or form.

      ;-)) If I knew how to get such things started for getting someone nominated and awarded a higher award-like the Medal of Honor--I would do so for Colonel Joe--as well as for Staff Sergeant Lafayette G. Pool and Sergeant William T. Shemin. Korean War, WWII and WWI respectively. At the very least for Pool and Shemin--they should be inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..

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    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      Hawkswill wrote:

      Well Carl, I will ask my cousin Cecil about it. He is the retired General who lives here in the same state as Joe and I do, NC. He will know.

      KEITH



      That will be greatly appreciated. I know there is a current push going on to get Audie Murphy the Presidential Medal of Freedom or something like it? Anyway, many notables have signed the online petition as well as sent in letters--some including WWII Vets/actors like: James Best--as well as the guy who played the Professor on Gilligans Island (Russell Johnson?) many Medal of Honor Recipients and other notables.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      As much as I actually hate the internet--its a remarkable thing too. Just yesterday I was contacted by a Gent from another site--who is a Vietnam Vet and served with Joe. I think this guy retired as a 1st Sergeant. Anyway, here is his photo which was taken when he was doing basic at Ft. Knox in Kentucky: He is the gent in the center.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Pork Chop Hill and (then) 1st lieutenant Joseph G. Clemens.

      Dutch: Please tell the Colonel that he was my Company CO in Company E, 2nd Bn, 6th Armored Cavalry at Ft Knox, KY, from February to April 1960. If I remember correctly, he was promoted to MAJ and moved to the Bn HQ about the 6th week of my Basic Training cycle. Thanks ~ Danny

      We were soldiers once, and Young! I'm the 17 year-old trooper in the middle with the blue shirt. This pic was taken at Ft Sill in June 1960, just before I was shipped over to Korea with the 1st cav Div. Attached Images





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