Welcome to the 58th Ord. Ammo Co.


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Here's my Dad at the main gate sign for the 58th.



These are some shots of the tents at the 58th.

The 58th Ord. Ammo Co. was located at Sihung near Yongdongp'o South Korea. The 58th had it all, even the prop charges for the Nuclear Cannon. It was rumored to be one of the largest ammo dumps in the world or at least Korea. Something like twelve square miles of stack after stack of ammunition. Tanks, trucks, Jeeps and quad 50's. All types of ammo, plus all the tools needed to wage a modern war. If it was fired at the front, it came through the 58th Ord. Ammo Co.


This is Dad on one of the Company Tanks. You can never have enough tanks.


These are some shots of stacks of ammo at the 58th.



Herdon and Bell at the Railhead


This the railhead at ASP 46. Dad said that McNamara climbed to the top of the smokestack in the background. The ammo brought from Inchon was delivered to the railhead, there it had to be unloaded from the boxcars by Katusas (Korean soldiers), checked, stacked and loaded on trucks then transported to the 58th. The railhead at Sihung was not far from the 58th. The railhead was a dangerous place since all the ammo was in a concentrated area. Special care had to be taken and the troops were always on guard. Everything had to be accounted for. Once the ammo was transported to the 58th, the ammo was checked again and then stacked far enough apart in case of an explosion from an attack or sabatoge or by accident so that there wouldn't be a chain reaction, but at the railhead there was constant danger. Safety was a religion when it came to handling ammo.

Part of the area that was the 58th Ord. Ammo Co. had already been an amm|mp when the Japanese occupied Korea during the Second World war. Much of what the Japs had built was still there and put to good use. Much of the ammo was stored outside, but there were also storage bunkers. Dad said being at the 58th was like a job, but the conditions were worse.



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