Guard Post (OP) Ouellette

Guard Post (OP) Ouellette


Daeseong-dong, Republic of Korea (KR)
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.
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.”
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@ 2020-12-07 11:10:05
My name is Leonce Prophete. Severed Jan 81 until Dec 81. A Co Hq Platoon. Then Capt Watson RTO. I was at the bottom of the hill when Ssg Smiley lost his leg. What a crazy day. Being a comm soldier I spent time in Collier and Olette. 1981 was a crazy year on DMZ. THE ORERLY ROOM BEATING.
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@ 2020-12-15 13:18:45
Stationed Camp Liberty Bell Nov. 85 through Nov. 86 . Arrived on a snowy Thanksgiving a week later on the DMZ doing Daytime Patrols Night Time Ambush . A 1/9th Infantry 1st Platoon . We also had a Sergeant step on a mine tore up his foot. . Also did the One month Freedom Bridge Patrols. Crazy Times .
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@ 2022-03-15 13:17:19
Lt Holland…Jun/July ‘82. Went straight from airport to Quellette upon arrival in Korea before serving w/ 1/15 FA at Camp Stanley.
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@ 2022-04-02 20:22:43
visited here and Collier quite a few times in 77 & 78 with 1/23rd, running comsec & radio equipment.
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@ 2022-04-22 19:19:24
Stationed at Oullette in June, 1983 as 3rd Platoon Leader, Charlie Co,, 1-31st Infantry (Legionnaires). Guard post was quite crude. Mostly dug out by hand, reinforced with creosote logs and sandbags. Some reinforced concrete for the Operations Center but that's about it. Reasonable nice mess hall...food was our relief. Monsoon season, dark and dank conditions in the Ops Center and when I departed, my pillow was green from mold. Had some exciting moments but all in all one of the best times of my life. My platoon and I grew very close and we were a strong unit. Great guys and great era of the U.S. Army as we were the ones that laid the groundwork for the return of the American Army, post-Vietnam.
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@ 2022-05-27 16:49:07
At that time: PFC Millican 1/32 Infantry Buccaneers DMZ Ouellette 1976-77 Real cold, at times snowed in and cut off, and still wodering why that tree, the only tree around that had any age on it what so ever, wondering why some bone headed officer thought it was important enough to cut down, as trees of that size were very honored by both south and north Koreans, because most had been chopped for fire wood durring and after the Korean War for heat enough to stay alive. JSA had some real boneheads back in that day, chosen for their height, not for their brains.
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@ 2022-10-21 17:12:02
This Guard Post is named after my grand-uncle, Joseph R. Ouelette, who died during the Korean War attempting to secure supplies for his unit, for which he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. As I write this, I am deployed with the US Army and use this fact and the fact this comments section is filled with servicemembers who have served here as a solemn reminder of what example I and all servicemembers should follow in our service.

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