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Guard Post Ouellette is a place full of history. US presidents, Congressmen and Senators, along with foreign dignataries have visited the GP for a view of North Korea and to maybe catch a glimpse of the elusive "DMZ Tiger". Of historical importance, PFC Joseph White walked into North Korea from GP Ouellette.
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@ 2017-03-24 15:31:58
1981-82. ouellete post commander LT John Wickham, US Army, A Company 1/9th Infantry (Manchu) Camp Liberty Bell, just outside DMZ. 1/9th had US DMZ mission in Winter months. Also led DMZ patrols, quick reaction force. On patrols sometimes at night nearly intercepted North Korean patrols. Once snowy night we startled 2 NKoreans, we set up ambush but GSR radar at Collier GP tracked then reversing course running back to North. Cat & mouse game but we were told they would refuse to surrender and die fighting. Better they knew we found them versus firefight as no air support in DMZ.
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@ 2017-03-24 15:52:34
1981 Lt Wickham A Co 1/9th Inf. Camp Liberty Bell. Adjacent DMZ, minefields everywhere. June 1981 I watched one of Squad Leaders lose his leg on landmine 30 feet away. In August 81 two of BN soldiers left NCO club drunk walked into minefied. One died the other wounded exracted by helicopter.
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@ 2017-10-20 19:33:44
Joseph P. White walked into N. Korea on his won accord from OP Ouellette. He was declared a Deserter after 2 months He was stationed with 1/31st Inf. His picture was on a propaganda NOKO leaflet along with several S. Korean deserters that went North.
It has been said that White was teaching English at a NOKO College but he drowned in a River a couple of years later.
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@ 2018-01-29 05:16:59
wasn't that fancy when i was there. new years 79-80.
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@ 2018-07-02 00:26:15
77 on Ouellette with 1/38. Not much sleep between stacking sand bags, guard duty and ambush patrols.
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@ 2019-11-23 15:47:44
I was there 82-83 CSC Camp Houze. 11H President Reagan Landed 4 hrs before I left to come back to the world.
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@ 2019-12-17 22:18:48
1/23 IN, 1978. Remember manning the TOW bunker and the "Ghost Post"
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@ 2020-01-14 10:56:21
Commanded A/1-38 in the Zone and GP Lucy was my responsibility 1967-68. It was a Troop Made Bunker and a few Trenches. Very crude.
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@ 2020-06-02 04:01:36
I was at Ouellette in Spring, 1986, as an 11B Corporal with 1/17 Mech Inf. I was posted on the northeast tower, which had some kind of fame as maybe the point from where White defected. Thus, visitors came to that point, including a PBS TV crew. As a result of what I told the visitors, I got a call from S-2 or G-2 to inquire further about my report of the "little house" observable by binoculars in the NK plain a few kms northeast of us from which a huge formation of guys emerged (obviously from a bunker or tunnel). I was amazed that no one had ever noticed or reported that.
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@ 2020-08-16 10:53:49

SFC Jenkins RET, I was a 21 year old Corporal Jenkins when this happened. A Co 1/9 Infantry, 1st Platoon 1st squad A team leader. I was promoted to SGT Jenkins July 1981
I remember both incidents I was in that Patrol June 22, 1981. I was about 12 to 15 meters when SSG Smiley stepped on the line mine. We were fortunate that we escaped the mine field with 1 WIA and no KIA/s that day. I recall the other incident too from this post “1981 Lt Wickham A Co 1/9th Inf. Camp Liberty Bell. Adjacent DMZ, minefields everywhere. June 1981 I watched one of Squad Leaders lose his leg on landmine 30 feet away. In August 81 two of BN soldiers left NCO club drunk walked into minefied. One died the other wounded exracted by helicopter.”