This Site is dedicated to the Men of Easy Company 180th Infantry who served
in the Korean War from the Mobilization of the 45th Infantry Division of the
Oklahoma National Guard in 1 September 1950 through 1 September 1952. This
includes their training at Camp Polk Louisiana and Hokkiado Japan. The 45th's mission
in Japan was
training to become combat ready and the defense of Hokkiado.
During seven months in combat in Korea we
lost 15 KIA and had 61 WIA which are indicated in the E Company Roster. This is
considered a light causality loss, except to those who were involved.
In December 1951 the Division was sent to Korea to replace the 1st Cavalry
Division. By 1 September 1952 most of the National Guard members and
replacements which trained together in Japan had been rotated back to the
States. The 45th continued on until the Truce Talks ended the war. While the
time after September 1952 is equally important to all who served in the 45th,
this web site is dedicated to 1 Sep 50 to 1 Sep 52.
When the members were rotated home, they returned to jobs, returned to
college and raised families. Little thought was given to comrades
until in later years, when there is now time to reflect and try to remember
those who shared our lives during this important time.
E Company, Durant, OK, September 1950
E Company, Camp Polk, LA 6 Jan 1951
Photo is divided into five sections
Thanks to Dan Bontrager