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69th Field Artillery Battalion (105MM)


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Entry: 82934
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
DID YOU KNOW JAMES (JIM/JIMMY) VALLEE

LAURIE VALLEE wrote on May 2, 2012


City and State: EPSOM NH

Unit: 69TH ???

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, James G. Vallee (Jim/Jimmy) served in the
Korean War, never spoke of anything regarding his
time there. He at a 69th patch on his uniform. He
passed on several years ago and I've been looking
through photos. It appears he was on the front
lines, building bunkers. I have lots of photos of
the bunkers, but cannot tell where they are. There
are also pictures of the men boxing and weapons
taken. I was hopeing to find someone who could tell
me something about what my dad did while in the
Korean War. All his military records were burned in
the fire at the records center. We have heard that
he earned a Bronze Star, but have yet to figure out
if he actually did and if so, for what.


Keywords:


Entry: 71683
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
DID YOU KNOW HENRY J. KLUHSPIES?

SUSAN KLUHSPIES wrote on September 20, 2009


City and State: CRESSKILL NJ

Unit: 69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Just curious if anyone knew my father, Henry J. Kluhspies while serving in
the 69th Field Artillery Battalion in Korea?


Keywords: gunner on 155mm howitzer; 25th division; aided by Seymour Braun of
Bronx, NY; lived in Union City, NJ



Entry: 70290
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
69TH FA BN NOV 1952 - AUG 1953

HARRISON HAYS III wrote on May 25, 2009


City and State: HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC

Unit: 69TH FA BN, 25TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I went "on the hill" across from Papasan in Kumwha on Thanksgiving Day, 1952 as a Forward Observer, moved to Chorwon then Munsan-ni. Transferred to the 69th FA Air Section in April 1953 and had most or all of my 89 air observer missions in the Munsan-ni area that included Pork Chop Hill air observer support with Lt. DuBois. Ed Halstead and Bill ________ were also pilots. Good friend 1st Lt. Jack Lavinder was KIA just 3 days before the truce was signed in 1953. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers Able Battery, 69th FA Bn from November 1952 - Aug 1953.

Keywords: Pork Chop Hill, Ed Halstead (Pilot L-19), Bill (Pilot L-19) ________________, Lt. DuBoise (Pilot L-19), Kumwha, Chorwon, Munsan-ni


Entry: 65924
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)

JOHN FRENCH wrote on June 4, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 69TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Before the 2nd Infantry Division was sent to Alaska i was transferred to Headquarters Battery, 69th Arty, on a levy for a trumpet player. I spent close to a year there. Now living in Costa Rica -- 2008.

Keywords: Drum and Bugle Corps 1956


Entry: 61801
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
69TH FA BN FRIENDS

HARRISON HAYS III wrote on July 29, 2007


City and State: HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC

Unit: 69TH FA BTN, 25TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm looking for any of my friends in the 69th FA Bn, 25th Inf. Div. during November 1952 and August 1953. We served together in Kumwha, Chorwon and Munsan either "on the hill" or in the 25th Div Arty Air Section. Names have slipped my mind, but I would like to hear from any who were in the 69th.

Keywords: Looking for family of Jack Lavinder, graduate of Oklahoma State Univ (Okla A and M then)in 1951 or 1952. Also looking for Ed Halstead (Denver, CO), one of my pilots in 1953. Also Lt. DuBois (my pilot over Pork Chop Hill.


Entry: 61101
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
IN MEMORY, CHARLES N. CRENSHAW, JR.

JAN CRENSHAW FRADY wrote on May 26, 2007


City and State: CHUNKY MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My daddy was Charles N. Crenshaw, Jr. He died on October 14th, 2006. He served in Korea from August, 1951 to June, 1952 as the Operation Sargeant for the batallion. I loved sitting at his feet and listening to the stories he told about Korea and have since his death been able to read the letters he wrote to my mother. He was looking for a gentleman by the name of Weldon T. LaBlanc from New Iberia, La. If anyone else remembers my daddy from that time, please don't hesitate me contact me as I would love to hear from anyone who knew him at that time.

Thanks,

Jan Crenshaw Frady


Keywords: Wegonbou, Kumaba Valley, Punch Bowl...not sure of the spelling


Entry: 55355
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
HQ.BTRY.

GEORGE KALOUSIS wrote on January 23, 2006


City and State: UNION NJ

Unit: HQ. BATRY.69TH FAB.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I WAS CALLED THE GREEK


Entry: 51932
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
SVC BATTERY

ROY PIERCE wrote on July 9, 2005


City and State: DAYTON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 49344
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
LOOKING FOR

ROSIE MILLER wrote on March 4, 2005


City and State: PETERSBURG WV

Unit: 1ST BATTALION 69TH ARMORY CO.C. HEADQUARTERS 2ND/2

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: He Was In Pleiku when he was hit with shrapnal.


Entry: 43953
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
DID THIS UNIT SERVE IN WW II ?

DON MOORE SR. wrote on June 21, 2004


City and State:

Unit: SERV BTRY 69TH (A) F A

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Is this the same 69th that served in WW II? North Africa, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, South France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and ANZIO? I'm looking for history of that unit.

Keywords: anzio rome arno monte cassino sicialy


Entry: 41612
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
B BATTERY, FOX COMPANY

BENTON PETERS wrote on March 9, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother, Benton H. Peters, served with B Battery, Fox Company in 1952-53. Arrived in Inchon Harbor 7/4/52. Served 6 months as a jeep driver, 6 months radio-telephone operator. Does not have a computer, but I will relay messages. He wonders about Lt Jack Lavender, Rec Sgt Robert Strojost (sp?) and others with whom he served.

Barbara White


Keywords:


Entry: 35999
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
HQ BATTERY - DUANE O'CONNOR

STEVE WEEMS wrote on August 1, 2003


City and State: EUREKA SPRINGS AR

Unit: 69TH BN, HQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who remember my father-in-law Duane O'Connor. He was in Korea from about January 1953 until early 1954. Was in the Headquarters Battery of the 69th Field Artillery Battalion. I believed he served as a driver and various other jobs. Thanks.

Keywords: Duane O'Connor 1953 1954 Headquarters Battery HQ


Entry: 33473
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
DID ANYONE KNOW HIM?

BETSY HATTER wrote on April 8, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: All I know is from an article I found, and some bits and pieces from growing up.
Arvis was a Cpl. in the Army and enlisted apx. 1946, after basic he spent 13 months in the Army of occupation in Korea. Then spent a year in Japan where he worked in an office as a battery clerk for his outfit. At one time he recieved orders to return to the states on June 8, 1950, but was recinded with the outbreak of the Korean War. He returned to action with the 25th Artillery Division, in a letter home he told his parents he was in action with the large 155m.m. artillery. His MIA date was August 12, 1950,after spending 17 months on the missing list he was pronounced KIA , the death date agreed with the missing date.
Since I never knew him I am eager to learn if there is anyone out there that remembers him or knew him while he was serving his country.


Keywords: 25th Artillary Division


Entry: 32639
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
A BAT 53-54

MIKE WILSON wrote on March 9, 2003


City and State: RAINIER OR

Unit: 25TH DIV.69TH FIELD ART. BATTERY A. KOREA, 53-54

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who remembers kenny lukehart.

Keywords:


Entry: 31958
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
LOOKING FOR ANONE WHO SERVED 49-51

RAYMOND STANCEL wrote on February 12, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: PFC Raymond Stawcel, Natchez, MS; 69th Battalion, 8th Army, looking for anyone who served with me between 1949 and 1951.

Keywords: 69th Battalion, 8th Army


Entry: 29458
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
MY FATHER/ JOSEPH I. VALDEZ 1951-52,IS HERE!

LAURA BORGUSS wrote on November 11, 2002


City and State: KEY LARGO FL

Unit: 69TH FIELD ARTILLARY//25TH INFANTRY DIV. 1951-52

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Dad wants to hear from anyone, and recieve any lettters and photos of the Korean War!!

Keywords: Hello to all Joseph served with..contact him..asap!


Entry: 27221
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
25TH DIVISION AIR SECTION-1950

BRAXTON BRADFORD wrote on July 29, 2002


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: looking for anyone who served w/the air section
in 1950 who can id these and other nick names and/
or call signs. thanks, braxton


Keywords: pickle barrel, elsewhere george, top coat,jazz-bo
mellow,contour charlie, etc.



Entry: 26278
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
FOUND LT.MC-CALL EXEC.B BATTERY69FA

JOHN STINSON wrote on June 15, 2002


City and State: TURNER OR

Unit: B BATTERY 69TH FA. 25 INF.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Ifound lt. Mc CALL EXEC.OFFICER OF B BATTERY HE LIVES IN OKLAHOMA I will share his address with any one who wants it

Keywords: B BATTERY 69 FA BN 25TH INF DIV.


Entry: 26166
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
INFO ABOUT GAILEY, ROBERT GEORGE

ADRIAN GAILEY wrote on June 10, 2002


City and State: ARLINGTON VA

Unit: WRAMC

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: He was attached to 63 FA BN.
Trying to find more informations about long lost family member, who die while serving his country.
I appreciated any information.


Keywords: Listed in Johnson's list as dead while in captivity on 12 May 1951.


Entry: 25152
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
LOOKING FOR: E.J. LINNECK

JOHN STINSON wrote on May 1, 2002


City and State: TURNER OR

Unit: B BATTERY 69 FA BN 25 INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: ED AND I TRANSFERED FROM 128 STA HOSP TO69 IN MARCH OF 51 I LOT TRACK OF HIM IN SEPT AND I WENT HOME INNOV 51 HAVENT HEARD FROM SINCE HE MAY HAVE STAYED IN JAPAN

Keywords: E J was the fist solder lt Kinghorn was battery comander


Entry: 23881
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
LOOKING FOR MY FORWARD OBSERVER SECTION

ROBERT R. OTTIS wrote on March 12, 2002


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: BTRY B - HQ 69TH F.A. BN. 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION -

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Sgt. Bohler, PFC Peck, and CPL McDonnough -- please call or write.

Keywords: I was a 2nd Lt. When Lt. Centi was hit, I took his place. I am looking for my FO crew, namely Sgt. Bohler, Pfc. Peck, Cpl. McDonnough. I do not know if this spelling is correct. It is probably not. I have been in contact with two other people that I served with after my duty as a FO. Was assigned to HQ Btry, became BN communications officer, then Assistant S-3, working in Fire direction center (FDC). Lt. Thomas Drumwright, and Major (now COL, Ret) Max Talbot.

I would be interested in visiting with anyone that knows me from those Korean War Days.

I am a life member of the 25th Infantry Division Association. Their annual reunions are great, and the highlight of our year for the past five years.



Entry: 23829
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
ANYONE REMEMBER JOSEPH L. DOVE A BTRY

REBECCA FISHER wrote on March 10, 2002


City and State: MADISON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father passed away in October 2000, and in going through his papers, I found many Korean War references, although he never spoke to me of this time in his life. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him who could share some of this part of his life with me. I know that he was a POW, earned 2 Purple Heart awards, a United Nations Service Medal, a Korean Service Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal. He was a forward observer. Please help me. Thank you.

Keywords: Looking for anyone who would remember my father,2nd LT. Joseph L. Dove - 01873227, Artillory, Battery A, 69th Field Artillery Battalion


Entry: 22035
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
UNIT MEMBER

EDMOND KRYSZ (KIEWICZ) wrote on January 4, 2002


City and State: WOOD-RIDGE NJ

Unit: 25TH DIV 69TH FABN SERVICE BATTERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: SERVEDIN KOREA APRIL 1953 ---MARCH 1955 --RETURNED WITH 25TH TO SCHOFIELD BARRACKS ---

Keywords:


Entry: 16116
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
DOROTEO G BACA, DORO OR JOTY

MARY PHILLIPS wrote on April 24, 2001


City and State: BELEN NM

Unit: 69TH ARTILLARY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to help my brother-in-law get names of some
of the men in his unit. He was in Korea from Dec 1951 thru Nov 1952. He doesn't have a computer, so I'm trying to help out. If you remember his name, or any of his nicknames, any information would be greatly appreciated. He may have gone by Doroteo, Doro or Joty Baca.


Keywords: He went by Doroteo, Joty or Doro. Good friend was a McGuffy.


Entry: 16062
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
69TH FA BN HQ BTRY

DEAN D. MARTIN wrote on April 21, 2001


City and State: SUMMERVILLE PA

Unit: 69 FA BN HQ BTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served as a radio operator from May 53 through Jan 54. Attempting to contact former members.

Keywords:


Entry: 15837
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
69TH FA BN HQ. BAT. 4-5-2001

EUGENE BERTELS wrote on April 7, 2001


City and State: DORSEY IL

Unit: 69TH FA BN HQ BT. 25TH DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served at the end of the war, we packed and moved
our equipment to Hawaii, droping it off in Hawaii
on the way bck home in 1954.


Keywords: Radio operator, known as "Bert"


Entry: 13601
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
A BTRY 69TH FA BN

WALTER MCKENZIE wrote on December 12, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known my father (William "Billy" McKenzie) during his service with the 69th FA Bn from 1951 to 1952. Please contact me at wjmckz@yahoo.com, Thanks.

Keywords: A Btry 69th FA Bn, McKenzie,


Entry: 9674
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT A UNCLE WHO WAS SEND TO THE KOREAN WAR IN THE 1950'S FROM PUERTO RICO

CARLOS FERRER wrote on June 25, 2000


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: UNK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Is there a search I could use....with above info
Is there a web site for Veterans that where involved in the Korean War from Puerto Rico...Please help....thank you



Keywords: Uncle....army...send to Korea in the 1950's...Now lives in Puerto Rico...His name is Perfecto Cintron de Jesus or Perfecto Cintron...Please advise....searching for information...Thanks


Entry: 9161
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
BATTERY B - JOHN LANG - 1952 - 1953

JOHN LANG wrote on June 3, 2000


City and State: VERO BEACH FL

Unit: BATTERY B 69TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to hear from anyone who was in korea at that time...

Keywords: january 15 1952 to april 30 1953....battery b 69th field artillery..gun section 5...john w lang cpl....us army


Entry: 6419
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
HQ AND HQ CO. AIR SECTION

ROY VASTINE wrote on January 24, 2000


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: BN AIR SECTION - 25TH DIV AIR CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Many of us still around? The Air Company--Section was good duty. Later exec of Battery B, 69th FA for few days before shipping home.

Keywords: Im-dang-ni---Hwachon Rerservior---Mun-dung-ni Valley--Chunchon. L-19 Bird Dogs, AT-6's--
Jake Strouse frm Anoka, Mn---Bill Bogert, pilot--
the arrowhead and shaft



Entry: 3840
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
A BTRY

RALPH NEW wrote on November 1, 1999


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit: 69TH FAB A BATTERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY

Comments: I was in A Btry 69th From Sept 51 to March 52 would like too here from any one with the unit.

Keywords:


Entry: 3833
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
A BATTERY

RALPH NEW wrote on October 31, 1999


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit: A BTRY 69TH FA BN 25TH DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY

Comments: I was assinged to A btry 63 Fa Bn 24th Div in Japan Jan 1951 through Aug 51 the unit was sent to Korea in Aug 51 as A Btry 69 Fa Bn 25th Inf Div
I would like to know what Regement it was with,and anyone assinged with this unit.Thanks Ralph


Keywords:


Entry: 3194
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
69TH AND 14TH IR

LEWIS E. YOUNCE wrote on June 27, 1999


City and State: TROY OH

Unit: 69FAB

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 69FAB

Keywords: 69th FA Btn,14th Inf Reg,25th Inf Div


Entry: 2935
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
MED. AID STA.,HQ BTRY

JOSEPH C. LEE wrote on April 15, 1999


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: 69TH FA BN,

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Med. Aid Sta.,Hq Btry, 69th FA Bn, 25th Inf.Div

Keywords:


Entry: 2481
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
HQ BTRY

WILLIAM SKELLY wrote on February 14, 1999


City and State: NORTH WHITE PLAINS NY

Unit: 69 FABN 25TH INFT DIV

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 69 FABN 25TH INFT DIV

Keywords:


Entry: 1855
69TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (105MM)
CHARLES KING

LAURA SPRAY wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I AN LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING MY FATHER, CHARLES E. KING, WHO WAS IN THE 69TH FIELD ARTILLARY.



Keywords:



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69th Field Artillery Battalion (105MM)