Unit Details

5th Marine Regiment, 2nd Battalion [2bn5thMR]

as of 9 July 1950

Battalion Organization

CO - Commanding Officer

Rank Name From To Status
LtCol Harold S. Roise 28 May 1950 5 Mar 1951
LtCol John L. Hopkins  6 Mar 1951 115 Mar 1951
LtCol Glen E. Martin 16 Mar 1951 23 Jun 1951  
Maj  Merwin H. Silverthorn 24 Jun 1951 7 Jul 1951  
LtCol Houston Stiff 8 Jul 1951 2 Dec 1951  
Maj  William E. Baugh  3 Dec 1951 25 Dec 1951  
LtCol George G. Pafford 26 Dec 1951 13 Mar 1952  
LtCol William H. Cushing 14 Mar 1952 10 Jun 1952  
LtCol Thomas J. Cross 11 Jun 1952 20 Aug 1952  
LtCol William S. McLaughlin 21 Aug 1952 10 Sep 1952  
LtCol Oscar F. Peatross 11 Sep 1952 26 Feb 1953  
LtCol James H. Finch 27 Feb 1953 13 May 1953  
LtCol Andrew C. Gear 14 May 1953 22 Aug 1953  
LtCol Henry S. Massie 23 Aug 1953 2 Dec 1953  
         

XO - Executive Officer

Rank Name From To Status
Maj John L. Hopkins

Adjutant

Rank Name From To Status

S1 - Personnel Section

Rank Name From To Status

S2 - Intelligence Section

Rank Name From To Status

S-3 Operations Section

Rank Name From To Status
Maj Morgan J. McNeely
Maj Theodore F. Spiker

S-4 Logistics Section

Rank Name From To Status

COM - Communication

Rank Name From To Status
2ndLt Peter Osterhoudt

Chaplain

Rank Name From To Status

Surgeon

Rank Name From To Status
Lt(jg) Henry Litvin, MC, USN
Lt (jg) James E. Sparks, MC, USN

Antitank Company

Rank Name From To Status

Air Liaison

Rank Name From To Status
Capt David G. Johnson 1stLt Manning T. Jeter


Headquarters Company

 CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt Franklin B. Mayer

 XO

Rank Name From To Status

S-1 Personnel Section

Rank Name From To Status

S-2 Intelligence Section

Rank Name From To Status

S-3 Plan sand Operations Section

Rank Name From To Status
Captain Andrew M. Zimmer 8/8/50 to D Company

S-4 Logistics Section

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Special Staff

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Communications Section

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Supply Section

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Medical Setion

Rank Name From To Status

Service Company


Rank Name From To Status

Dog Rifle Company

D-CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt Finn, John, Jr.,
[Capt. D5thMR]
  8/8/50 WIA
1stLt Hanifin Jr., Robert T.
[1stLt XO D5thMR]
8/8/50 8/8/50 Temp
Ca[t Andrew M. Zimmer 8/8/50 8/17/50 1330 WIA
Lt Hanifin Jr., Robert T. 8/17/50    
 
  Capt. Samuel S. Smith, Jr.      
1stLt H. J. "Hawgjowl" Smith 9/3/50    
         
         

D-XO

Rank Name From To Status
  Hanifin Jr., Robert T.
[1stLt XO D5thMR]
  8/8/50 Temp CO
         
         
1stLt James H. Honeycutt (WIA,7Dec)
CoO 1stLt John R. Hinds

D-CoO

Rank Name From To Status
1stLt James H. Honeycutt (WIA,7Dec)
CoO 1stLt John R. Hinds

D-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
  Second Lieutenants Oakley   8/8/50 KIA
         
         
1stLt Stanley D. McElwee (WIA,2Dec-DOW,8Det)
         
         
         

D-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
  Reid, Wallace J.
[2ndLt 2ndPltD5thMR]
  8/8/50 KIA
         
         
1stLt George C. McNaughton (WIA,7Dec)

D-3rd Platoon 

Rank Name From To Status
  Emmelman, Edward T.
[2ndLt 3rdPltD5thLMR]
  8/8/50 WIA
         
         
1stLt Karle F. Seydel (KIA,6Dec)

D-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
1stLt George A. Sorenson (WIA,6Dec)

D-Mortar Section 60mm

Rank Name From To Status
1stLt George H. Grimes
2ndLt Richard M. Johnson (WIA,7Dec)

Easy Rifle Company

E-CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt Samuel Jaskilka [Capt. CO E5thMR]
Kittredge, George E. [Capt. E5thMR]

E-XO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt Lawrence W. Henke, Jr.

E-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
1stLt Raymond R. Jorz (WIA,28Nov)

E-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
1stLt Robert L. Uskurait
2ndLt Edwin A. Deptula (WIA,27Nov)

E-3rd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2ndLt Donald Marchette (WIA,3Dec)
2ndLt Jack L. Nolan

E-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

E-Mortar Section (60mm)

Rank Name From To Status

Fox Rifle Company

F-CO

Rank Name From To Status
dl-cntl  
   

F-XO

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F-CoO

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F-1st Platoon

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F-2nd Platoon

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F-3rd Platoon

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F-Machine Gun Platoon

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F-Mortar Section (60mm)

Rank Name From To Status

Weapons Company

W-CO

Rank Name From To StaStatus
Maj   Glen E. Martin
Major Walter Gall,

W-XO

Rank Name From To StaStatus
Capt James W. Bateman

W-CoOt

Rank Name From To StaStatus
1stLt George Janiszewski

W-81mm tor Platoon

Rank Name From To StaStatus
1stLt  William E. McLain (NBC, 7Dec)
1stLt  David W. Walsh
  First Lieutenant Ira T. Carr      

W-Anti-Tank Platoont

Rank Name From To Status
2ndLt James E. Harrell
2ndLt Damon J. Larson

Augst 8, 1950

Captain Finn, seeing Reidís motionless form lying ahead of the company lines, crawled forward to recover the body. Having moved only a short distance with his burden, the company commander himself was struck in the head and shoulder by enemy bullets Barely conscious and almost blinded by blood, Finn crept back to his lines on his hands and knees.

A corpsman administered first aid and Company Dís first sergeant helped the officer down the steep slope.[35] On the way the pair met Lieutenant Hanifin, who was leading company headquarters and the mortar section to the high ground from their positions of the previous night. Finn informed the executive officer that he was now in command of the company.[36]