Unit Details

5th Marine Regiment, 3rd Battalion [3bn5thMR]

as of 9 July 1950

         

Battalion Organization

CO Commanding Officer

Rank Name From To Status
Lt. Col. Taplett, Robert D.

XO Executive Officer

Rank Name From To Status
Maj. Canney, John J. (KIA,28Nov)
Maj.  Harold J. Swain 29  Nov 1950

Adjutant

Rank Name From To Status

S1 Personnel Section

Rank Name From To Status
1stLt. Fredericks, Harold D.  
2ndLt. Dilorewzo, Luciu V. 

S2 Intelligence Section

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Herrick, Donald L.
1st Lt. Watterson, Donald E.

S-3 Operations Section

Rank Name From To Status
Maj. Smite, Lawrence W., Jr. 
Herlice, Murray Maj.

S-4 Logistics Section

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Mize, Charles D. 
2nd Lt. Taylor, Warren H.

COM Communication

Rank Name From To SStatus
2nd Lt. Kelly, Hercules R., Jr.

Chaplain

Rank Name From To Status

Antitank Company

Rank Name From To Status

Supply Section

Rank Name From To SStatus
CWO Simpson, Dale W.

Medical Section

Rank Name From To SStatus
Lt(jg) USN Harvey, Robert J.

Service Company


Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. House, Arthur E., Jr.
1st Lt. Wachter, John A.
2nd Lt. Wayerski, Joseph R., Jr.
1st Lt. Greene, Daniel      
         
         

George Rifle Company

G-CO

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Bohn, Robert D.

G-XO

Rank Name From To Status
Jaworski, Edmund W. 1st Lt.

G-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. John H. Cahill 18Aug50 WIA
2nd Lt. Duncan, Edward F. 18Aug50

G-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Caeill, John J. R.

G-3rd Platoon 

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Westerman, Jack

G-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Watt, Andrew T.

G-Mortar Section 60mm

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Counselman, John D.

How Rifle Company

H-CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt.  Fegan, Joseph C., Jr.  Captain Fegan 8/18/50 WIA
Murray Ehrlich 8/18/50

H-XO

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Welkerson, Herbert L.

H-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Post, Edward C.

H-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
 2nd Lt. Williams, John O., Jr.

H-3rd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

H-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
2nd Lt. Lenwon, Thomas J.

H-Mortar Section (60mm)

Rank Name From To Status

Item Rifle Company

I-CO

Rank Name From To Status
   

I-XO

Rank Name From To Status
   

I-1st Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
   

I-2nd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
   

I-3rd Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

I-Machine Gun Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
   

I-Mortar Section (60mm)

Rank Name From To Status

Weapons Company

W-CO

Rank Name From To Status
Capt. Wildman, Patrick E. 8/18/30 Company CO
Capt. Murray Ehrlich 8/18/50

W-XO

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Lutwick, Willia A. 

81mm Mortar Platoon

Rank Name From To Status
1st Lt. Peterson, Frank G.

Anti-Tank Platoon

Rank Name From To Status

Lt. Col. Robert Taplett's 

 

 

3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

CO LCol Robert D. Taplett

ExO Maj John J. Canney (KIA,28Nov)

Maj Harold J. Swain (was CO Weapons)

S-3 Maj Thomas A. Durham

Communications 2ndLt Hercules R. Kelly, Jr.

Surgeon Lt(jg) John H. Moon, MC, USN

Lt(jg) John E. Murphy, MC, USN

Air Liaison

1stLt Leo Corboy

1stLt Daniel Greene

Headquarters CO Capt Roland A. Marburgh (to 4Dec)

Capt Raymond H. Spuhler

 

George Company, 5th

CO Capt Chester Hermanson (WIA,2Dec)

1stLt Charles H. Mize

ExO 1stLt August L. Camarata

CoO 1stLt Robert L. Owen

1stLt Robert G. Price (KIA,30Nov)

2ndLt John J. H. Cahill

2ndLt Dana B. Cashion (WIA,28Nov)

2ndLt Lawrence O'Connell

2ndLt Andrew T. Watt

 

How Company, 5th

CO Capt Harold P. Williamson

ExO 1stLt Donald E. Watterson

CoO 1stLt Harold D. Fredericks

1stLt Herbert Preston, Jr.

1stLt Robert W. Schoning

1stLt Denzil E. Walden

2ndLt John O. Williams

 

Item Company, 5th

CO Capt Harold G. Schrier (WIA,4Dec)

2ndLt Willard S. Peterson

ExO 1stLt Myrl E. Boys

CoO 1stLt Robert S. Hackney

1stLt Thomas S. Rheman

1stLt Mason H. Wiers

1stLt Wallace Williamson (KIA,lDec)

1stLt George M. Zellick

2ndLt Willard S. Peterson

 

Weapons Company

CO Maj Harold W. Swain (to 28Nov)

1stLt Hubert J. Shovelin

ExO 1stLt Hubert J. Shovelin

CoO 1stLt Robert W. Bell

1stLt George W. Bowman

1stLt Arthur E. House, Jr.

2ndLt Lucius V. DiLorenzo

2ndLt Frank C. Peterson

 

 

August 6, 1950

For the time being, the 3rd Battalion itself was under operational control of  Colonel John H. Michaelis, USA, commander of the 27th Infantry “Wolfhounds.” Verbal instructions from  Major General Kean on 6 August had given the Army officer control of all troops in the Chindong-ni area. When a second Marine battalion arrived in the locale, command would then pass to General Craig.[9]

August 7, 1950 1015


WHILE 2/5 AND the 1st Platoon of Company G were fighting the enemy and weather on 7 August, Lieutenant Colonel Taplett’s 3rd Battalion sat out an ominous calm at Chindong-ni. From their positions on Hills 255 and 99, Captain Fegan and Lieutenant Bohn periodically called for supporting fires to check enemy movement in the northern approaches to the village.


At 1015 Second Lieutenant Lawrence W. Hetrick and his 3rd Platoon, Company A Engineers, completed the laying of the first Marine minefield, located across the Haman road a half mile above Chindong-ni.[1]

August 7, 1950 1300

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Lieutenant Colonel Newton’s 1st Battalion reached the village in the afternoon of the 7th and relieved Company G’s two platoons on Hill 99. Bohn took his company back across the valley and deployed on the lower slopes of 255 facing the Haman road.