32nd Infantry Regiment Association  

   "The Queen's Own"

UPDATE:   Funeral Services for SFC Eugene James Colley have been postponed to a later date due to inclement weather.   When services have been rescheduled, we will update the information. 

SFC Eugene James Colley who died in North Korea 1950, at the Chosin Reservoir:  Updated funeral service information provided by family members'

The arrangements have been finalized and they are as follows:

 Memorial Service:  1800 hrs. until 2000 hrs. at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA[Phone (703) 522-1441]  (Sept. 12, 2017)

 Funeral Service: 1100 hrs. at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA ( Sept. 13, 2017)

I understand that there will be age-related travel issues, but I would dearly love to meet and shake hands with men who served alongside my Uncle  I understand complete that it will not be possible for many of your members.

Thank you once again for putting out the word about these services and once again, thank you for your continuing service to our Country.

Dan Colley

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Col. (Ret) Robert Golosov. Please keep his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.

GOLOSOV, Col. ROBERT E. (ret. USA) Of Rochester, on August 12, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Anita (Marcus) Golosov. Companion of Rhoda Pinta. Devoted father of Wayne Golosov and his wife Dorothy of Alpharetta, GA and the late Lesley Alexander and her surviving husband Charles Alexander of Rochester. Loving grandfather of Capt. Zachary Golosov, USAF, of Las Vegas, NV, Cadet Aaron Golosov of Alpharetta, GA, Morgan Alexander, and Austin Alexander of Rochester. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston (parking on the Riverway), Monday, August 14 at 10:30 am. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Col. Golosov's memory, may be made to the Westwood Rotary Club.


UPDATE: Colonel Golosov will be buried on Jan 9th with full Military honorsat 11am. The service will begin at the Old Post Chapel at Ft. Myers, VA and then the cemetary at Arlington. We will all need to arrive at Old Post Chapel at 10:30am. The cemetary does not provide transportation therefore we will need to carpool from the hotel. We have enough vehicles to accommodate everyone. For those attending directly to Ft.Myers, please go to Main gate and let them know you are attending Col. Golosov's service. We will meet at Old Post Chapel. Also everyone attending needs to have and ID ( passport, driver's license, Military ID ) to pass through the gate to get to the chapel.

The hotel is Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Courthouse Plaza 133 North Courthouse Plaza Rd., Arlington, VA 22201. Everyone is arriving on Jan 8th and most are leaving on Jan 9th after the ceramony. I expect the Arlington ceramony to conclude around 1pm. Please bring an umbrella and raincoat/overcoat as the weather may dictate.

For ceramony MEN please wear business suit/blazer or Military service uniform, Class A.

For WOMEN please wear dress pants, dress shirt/ nice sweater, skirt, blazer. NO leggings, etc...

Received the sad news of Ed Barfoot passing 23 Feb '15 today 10 Aug '15 from Russell Miller (son-in-law of Larry St. Laurent) Larry, as many of you know, is suffering from dementia and is in a nursing home.

BARFOOT, EDWARD P. (Ed) - age 84, of Manahawkin passed away Monday, February 23, 2015. Ed was born July 27, 1930 in Teaneck NJ. The family moved to Beach Haven in 1940. Ed married Elsie Gatton in 1951 and he and Elsie lived in Manahawkin the remainder of their lives. Prior to his retirement, he was a linemen and electrician working throughout NJ. He was a member of IBEW, Local 351. He enjoyed, boating, fishing and hunting. He built many of his own boats. Ed served proudly in the US Army in Korea. He was a Life-member of the 7th Infantry Division Association, American Legion (Post 511), Combat Infantrymen's Association, Korean War Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Posts 3729 and 9503) and the Honor Degree of the VFW, the Military Order of the Cootie, a service organization serving our veterans. As a Cootie, he was very active performing hospital work for our country's veterans. Ed is pre-deceased by his wife Elsie and son Robert also his parents Charles and Elizabeth; brothers Charles, George (Bud), Rodney, Ellsworth and Eugene. Ed is survived by son Edward (Karen) of Chandler, AZ; daughter Debbie Musgrove (Dean) of Delta, PA; grandson James (Brittany) of Durham, NC; grandson John of Riverside, CA; granddaughter Sara Barnes of Tuckerton; grandson Joe Shreck of Toms River; great-grandchildren, Logan and Ahlana; Sister-in-laws Juanita Brown of Barnegat; Jane Barfoot of Manahawkin and Jeanne Barfoot of Oakland, NJ. Graveside services will be held in May at the Greenwood Cemetery in Stafford Township.

Paul S. Plesnarski (1927 --   2015 )   Obituary


Paul S. PlesnarskiAGE: 87 • WaretownPaul Sylvester Plesnarski born 12/31/27 in Minersville, PA, son of a coal minor, hard working mother, the youngest of 6 children, left this world but not our hearts on 5/30/15 after a long illness. The family moved to Jersey City where he attended school. With all his brothers serving in WWII, too young to serve, he joined the Merchant Marines at age 16 to do his part delivering ammunition to our troops for 4 years. He was drafted into the army & married Virginia Kuss on 12/27/50 while on military leave. He trained at Camp Atterbury, IN, was shipped to Korea in March '51, and joined the 7th Division 32nd INF. REG. Company K as Staff Sargent in combat in Korea. When discharged, he worked as Prod. Mech. At American Can Co. And completed his schooling at St. Peter's Prep nights, and 2 years at Adelphi Univ. He joined the Port Authority NY/NJ in '57 and achieved the rank of detective when the squad was less than 10-12 men. He thrived on police work and retired after 21 years. Later he became Claims & Safety Mgr. For Halls Motor Freight, PA. They bought and restored a more than 200 year old blue-stone farmhouse in Carlisle. After the trucking industry recession, returned to NJ and was employed at the various casinos as an investigator for a few years. He revised the Veterans Day program at the beach club where they resided due to the experiences gained at the many regiment reunions they were able to attend. He was a gentle man of great physical strength, compassion, and integrity. He respected his Polish heritage, observed their traditions, and loved his church, St. Pius X and those who served it. Member of the VFW9503 Bayville, Merchant Marine Assoc., 32nd INF. REG., Korean War Vets Assoc., and was former commander of the Ocean County Korean War Vets. Also a Lifetime member of Lacey Elks.He is survived by wife Ginny, his sister Genevieve, his 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Layton's Home For Funerals, Forked River. Arrive at the funeral home Friday morning at 830 am. A 930 am funeral mass will be held at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River. Information on the service visit www.laytons.net. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=paul-s-plesnarski&pid=174983183&fhid

Received this message today, Feb 4, 2015

Feb Mr. Donald Reese Maxey, 84, of Clarksburg, Mount Airy, and most recently
Frederick Maryland, passed away on January 27, 2015. 

Captain Maxey, a combat wounded Korean War veteran of K & HQ 3rd Bn 32nd Inf Reg 1952 -1953,, is survived by his wife
of 66 years, Anne, 5 children; Carol Gazunis, Becky Maxey Lorenz, John Maxey, Beth Maxey, Martha Ehlman; and 8 grandchildren. 


Mr. Maxey was ascience teacher in Montgomery County for over 30 years. Impacts of his passionate environmental and community activism will be long standing in the area. 

The family will receive friends from 12 -1 PM on Saturday, January 31, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mt. Airy where the service
will begin at 1:00 pm. 

Don Maxey will be missed by all who knew him as an outstanding Soldier who also served his family and community with true character.

Dec 12 2014

Received message today from Harry Riggs that a Muster Journal was returned that stated that Charles Ross from Hudson, MA was deceased. Will try to get an obituary.

Dec 21 2014

Received message today from Harry Riggs that Richard Trueblood, El Paso, TX was deceased. He was a Life Member. No obituary information avaialbe,

Obituary for Alexander PlatanitisCHICOPEE-Alexander “Babe” Platanitis, 88, passed away on August 28, 2014 at Willimansett West Nursing Center in Chicopee. Alex was born on July 13, 1926 to the late Andrew and Nicholetta Platanitis in Holyoke. He joined the United States Army in 1944 and proudly served during WWII and the Korean War as part of the 7th Div 32nd Infantry Regiment, Queens Own Division. During his time in the service, Babe received many awards, including the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal. Babe was a truck driver for many years at the former M & M Trucking and also drove Greyhound of New England bus trips, Teamsters, and trucks with Clydesdale parade horses. If it had wheels, he could drive it. He was a member of the Melha Shriners, Masons, and Teamsters Local 4044. Babe was predeceased by his first wife, Lillian in 1998, and his son Andrew P. Platanitis in 1966. He was also predeceased by his eight siblings, Peter, Charles, Helen, Athanasia, Steve, James, George, and Anthony. Babe is survived by his loving wife, Claire; four step sons, Tom, Mark, Steve, and Scott Roe; two step daughters, Dianne Roe Gallo and Debbie Roe; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family. Services for Babe will be held on Monday, September 1 beginning at 9:45AM in the Brunelle Funeral Home, 811 Chicopee St, Chicopee, followed by the service at 11AM in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 410 Main St, Holyoke, and burial at Forestdale Cemetery, 304 Cabot St, Holyoke. Calling hours will be Sunday, August 31 3-6 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Babe’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 264 Cottage St, Springfield, MA; Shriner’s Hospital, Donations Dept. 516 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Attn: Memorials & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For additional information, please visit www.brunellefuneralhome.com.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Friday, August 15, 2014, at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.  Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held 4-7 pm, Thursday, August 14, 2014, and 10-11 am, Friday prior to the funeral service at 109 Main St., Camden, NY. 

July 10, 2014

Clifford Warren Alexandrov, 5183 Cherrytree Drive, Lakeland, FL 33811, passed away, today July 10, at home with his wife, Sharon, at his side. She had been his caregiver for the illnesses that Cliff suffered for the past year. He had been in the VA Hospital but as his condition declined he came home to be with loved ones. You can reach Sharon at (603) 863-3693. Cliff served with Hq & Hq 2nd and 3rd Bn 32nd Infantry Regiment, 06/05/1953 to 02/23/1954. He will be buried at the National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

June 13, 2014

Rod Ramsey passed this on today: Bob L. Kirby of Arroyo  Grande, CA. ( Love Co. 11/51 – 9/52).  Date of death was 12/15/12. 

May 29, 2014 

LTC John Albritton passed away last Thanksgiving, 2013. His daughter sent a letter to Rod Ramsey that he received today.

John had served as a young 2nd Lt with the regiment in 1952. Do not have any further information.

March 30, 2014

Thomas Kane

B Battery 48th FA Battalion 1949 - 1951 Chosin

Sad that all I received was a post card stating "Deceased"

Kane's last known address was Brooklyn, NY

I will try to do a search on him to see if there is an obit.

March 30, 2014

Donald Skelton

A Company 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment 1948 - 1951 Chosin

Last known address Miami Springs, FL

Telephone disconnected and no forwarding address with emails bounced back

Anyone with information please pass to me.

  • "What a great man he was..I will always remember his smile..."
    - Dawn Shelburne

Skelton, Donald Harvey, a Miami native, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the age of 82. Don was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital, known as "The Alamo" on September 25, 1930 and attended Jackson High School before serving in theArmy where he was a decorated soldier earning numerous combat medals; among them, the Military Order of the Purple Heart for his service as a Corporal in the 7th Infantry Division-32nd Infantry Regiment. During his service, Don was in The Korean War and fought at The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. A dedicated family man, Don was predeceased by his lovely wife Marilyn of 44 years. He is survived by his devoted children David (Missy), Suzanne (Mark), Maggie (Joel) and Kathleen as well as his equally devoted grandchildren Shane, Taylor, Callie, Carson, James and Jen who lovingly referred to him as "Pepaw", his sister Shirley Frey, brother-in-law Keith Milligan, sisters-in-law Dian and Lois Milligan and many nieces and nephews. A 40 plus-year employee of Eastern Airlines, he had many lasting friendships from his days at Eastern and belonged to the Eastern Airlines Retirees Association serving on its Board over the recent years. The past 6 years, Don was also known as PGA National's official volunteer "Lobby Manager". Don was a long-time Dolphin and Miami Hurricane football fan, but later in life was an avid UM Baseball fan who eagerly awaited the start of each season. A 50-year resident of Miami Springs, Don was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He will be missed by many in the community for his great disposition, friendly personality, sense of humor and flirtatious nature, counting among his friends people from all generations and walks of life. Family will receive friends 3:00pm to 4:00pm, with Funeral Services at 4:00pm on Thursday, July 11th at Grace Lutheran Church, 254 Curtiss Parkway in Miami Springs. Family suggests donations to Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements are being handled by John Hanks Memorial Services 305-885-1937.
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January 1, 2014

SFC Cecil Paul Scott USA (Ret)

Enlisted Blountstown, Florida 21 September, 1950

Company A, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division March, 1951 to January, 1952

Retired December 31, 1973 for permanent disability.

Passed away at his home in Jackson County, Florida with his loving wife, Vera, at his side.

Always a Soldier, who will be missed by all who  knew and loved him.

Vera can be reached at (850) 592-5640

650 Tree Line Rd, Grand Ridge, FL 32442

Roy Oxenrider
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December 15, 2013

An angel visited Roy Oxenrider, 81, of Bryant, Ark., and escorted him to Heaven on Sunday.

Born in Muir, he was a son of the late Leo and Flossie Oxenrider.

He was founder of Royal Plumbing, Heating and Air Inc.

Roy was a member of Chosin Few National Inc. and a life member of the Army Chapter Chosin Few. He served 13 years on the board of directors, representing his unit at Chosin, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry, 7th Division, 10th Corp. Health forced him to refuse the last nomination, Purple HeartAssociation, The Queen's Own 32nd Infantry Association, where he served several years as Quartermaster. He also served in the VFW, DAV and Korean War Veterans Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, James LeRoy Oxenrider; brothers, Albert (Mary Ellen), Cyde (Carrie), William C. (Lolita), Claire (Jean), Dean, and Leo Jr.; sister-in-law, Margaret (Robert); and nephews, Darry and Barry Oxenrider.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Mildred Dodson Oxenrider; and daughter, Tami Dee. Also surviving are extended family and adopted daughter, Kathy Thurston; Tami's brothers, James Hall and Mike Jolley; caregivers that became a part of Roy's family, Tonia Lang, Rodney Antes and Faye Brown; a brother, Robert "Bob" Oxenrider; and his best friends, Richard and Ruth Kaufman, Muir.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home, Benton, Ariz., with interment in New Rosemont Cemetery, officiated by Ernie Wotring and Phil Hinkson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Arkansas Children's Hospital. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

Published in Republican & Herald on Dec. 18, 2013
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Death Notice

CAMPBELL EDWARD JOSEPH, JR. "ED", 83 on January 5, 2014 of Pitman, NJ. Survived by his wife Georgia Kapp Campbell, children Stacy (David) DeClement, Patrick (Lisa), Heather (Jerry) Delia, grand-children Hayden Delia, Mallory DeClement, Austin Campbell, Jolie Delia, Grant DeClement, Alexa Campbell, sisters Mary Sheets, Carol Changlin and several beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends may greet the family Wednesday 6-9 P.M. and Thursday 10-10:45 A.M. in Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish (Our Lady Queen of Peace Church), 161 Pitman Ave, Pitman, NJ. Funeral Mass Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the PitmanVFW Post #6469, P.O. Box 111, Pitman, NJ 08071.
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CWO 4 DONALD SHULTZ (RET) 12 MEDIA CT. ST LOUIS, MO 63146  Don passed on Tuesday evening October 29, 2013 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer. God Bless him. Don served with L Company 32nd from April 1951 until February 1952. You can reach his wife, Jean, at (314) 567-3650.

Bonnie Mortrude

I believe this is the wife of Col, James Mortrude Ret. 

I met Jim and Bonnie at the Hale Koa hotel in Honolulu where we were staying after the Return to Korea visit in Sepember, 2000. Jim had introduced me and she told me she grew up in NH. Sorry read of her passing at the young age of 68. Talking with John McGuire he told me that Jim has alzheimers and was not doing well. Bonnie had been taking good care of Jim and loosing her has to be very hard.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Bonnie Mae Robertson Mortrude, 68, of Mount Pleasant, passed away peacefully, Sept. 25, 2013, at home.

Bonnie was born in New York City on Nov. 11, 1944. She was brought up in the towns of Rye and Hampton, N.H., where she made lifelong friends from her academic days at Rye Junior High School and Winnacunnet High School, from which she graduated in 1962. She attended the University of New Hampshire and worked for A.C. Nielson in Chicago for 10 years, then moved to Mount Pleasant, where she lived until her passing. Bonnie was a long-term employee at Roper Hospital in the administration department.

She was the founding charter member of Civitan and remained devoted to its community charity work her entire life. She gave her blood regularly for premature babies and newborns at risk. She leaves her sister, two brothers, a niece and nephews.