1972 I was stationed with the 5th Preventive Medicine
Unit as the US Army's medical entomologist for Korea.
Working with me were two Korean National entomologists,
Mr. Chong Chun-Sik and Miss Cho Hu-Cha, as well as roughly
half a dozen enlisted Army personnel. Four stand out in
my memory: Ben Zickafoose, Jim Ricketts, Ricky D. Young,
and Mike Williams. My unit shared space at Camp Mosier
with the 43rd Surgical Hospital, Mobile Army (lineal descendant
of the 8055th MASH on which H.
Richard Hornberger's book and movie MASH was based
- where the unit was dubbed the 4077th MASH), as well
as Air and Ground Ambulance units, and a Veterinary unit.
5th also had a Field Sanitation unit, headed by Lieutenant
Eric Gordon Gillespie. TC Dotson was a strong member of
his unit, and Mr. Han was in charge of the water testing
lab. Captain Anthony Bosworth was the unit commander for
much of my 13-month tour.
Mosier was north of UiJongBu in a hamlet called NamBangNi.
The camp was turned over to the Korean army in 1979 and
much of it has fallen into disrepair, according to an
in Stars and Stripes. I'm creating this site from
memory and faded slides thirtysix years after the events.
Please pardon any errors and help me correct them.
- stan "at" performance-vision.com