140th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion


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Entry: 94344
Subject: KOREAN WAR VETERAN

Kelly Huddleston wrote on February 20, 2017


City and State:

Unit: 140TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,

My grandfather is Leroy Vietor. He was a tank commander and a half track gunner who served in the 40th infantry division, 140th AAA. He was a Corporal during the war from the San Diego guard unit. He is looking to get into contact from his friends from the war and asked me to try and track them down. If anyone knows him and would like to get into contact please let me know. I can be reached at khuddleston6@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Kelly

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Entry: 92901
Subject: KOREAN VET

Maurice Bright wrote on March 22, 2016


City and State: MARSHALL TX

Unit: BTRY D 140TH AAA 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I enlisted in the army in feb. 1951. Did basic in camp cooke calif. Then shipped out to Japan. We arrived in Korea in Jan.1952. My best buddy was Salvador Mejia from Kansas City, Kansas. If anyone remembers me or wants to chat,my email is m.bright@sbcglobal.net.

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Entry: 86673
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER'S TIME IN KOREA

Jessica Liddle wrote on July 9, 2013


City and State: WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to find information about what it might have been

like for my grandfather serving with the 140th in Korean. Most

importantly I'm trying to find information concerning how he

might have been wounded. All I can find is his Korean War

Casualty File which says he was wounded on Oct 16 1952 in the

North Korea Sector by a missile and he was hospitalized until

Nov 19 1952. I know I might be asking a lot to remember a

specific event but he past away in 1997 and I didn't really know

that much about him so I'm trying to piece together his life.

Keywords: 140th Antiaircraft Artillery AAA AW BN



Entry: 82510
Subject: 140TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTERY B

Elliot Sheilds wrote on March 18, 2012


City and State: MALDEN MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Lt. Gordon Shields was my Grandfather....I have letters from him to
my grandmother return address marked 140TH ANTIAIRCRAFT
ARTILLERY BATTERY B. I'd like to know anything at all about him
either good or bad, as, sadly, I know nothing. If you like to contribute
please e-mail me Thank you

Keywords: 140TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY AW BATTALION   40TH
INFANTRY DIVISION 140TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY
BATTERY B : LT Gordon Shields



Entry: 76480
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON HQ BTRY 140 AAA AW BN KOREA

Jan Hess wrote on October 21, 2010


City and State: POLO IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for info on my dad's unit- his Service records state HQ Btry 140 AAA AW Bn Korea as most significant and component AUS Arty. Appreciate anyone who could help- my dad was Kenneth Miller from Iowa. He never mentioned much to me, my brother knows a little more. I know he was in Korea in 1952. Anything at all! And final, Thank You to All of You Who have Served or are Serving.

Keywords: 140th Antiaircraft Artillery AW Battalion



Entry: 76359
Subject: NAMES WANTED B BATTERY

Ralph Tate SR. wrote on October 6, 2010


City and State: PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: BTRY B 140TH AAA AW SP/ 40TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served as a volunteer enlistment from Sept 1952 till July 27th 1953 with B Btry of the 140th AAA. I would love to know the names of the guys that I served with during that time. For the Love of me I cannot remember a single name to this day of those fellows. I was a corporal/ 1st cook and kept a lot of you guys fed until you could get back to the states. I baked a lot of cakes and pies at night and always had extras for the guys pulling guard duty. We were at Heartbreak ridge and beside an airstrip that was used to bring our prisoners of war out of Manchuria or wherever they came from. Please reply- Thanks guys.

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Entry: 76066
Subject: 40TH INF DIV ARCHIVES

Daniel (Dan) Sebby wrote on September 7, 2010


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: US ARMY MUSEUM ACTIVITY, CALIFORNIA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am the director of the California State Military Museum located in Sacramento.

We would like the former members of the 40th ID that we have established a archives here at the museum. We are making a major effort to preserved the photos, records, and papers of the members of the division and make them available to historians, researchers, and family members.

The current 40th ID HQ has already transferred all of their photos from WWII, the official 40th Signal Co combat camera set as well as other collections of the Division's history.

If you can get this out to your members, we would appreciate it.

Dan Sebby, 1st Sgt CA ARNG (Ret)
Museum Director
(916) 854-1904
daniel.sebby@us.army.mil

California State Military Museum
1119 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Keywords: Archives



Entry: 69852
Subject: COLD KOREA

Erhardt Von Trutzschler wrote on April 13, 2009


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: BTRY A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just thought some of the old timers from San Diego National Guard might like to see some photos and cartoons from my time in Korea. Here is the web address

http://www.pastorvon.com/about_pastor_von/cold_korea/

Thanks. Von

Keywords: Known as VON



Entry: 61533
Subject: PICTURE FROM MOTOR POOL 140TH AAA GROUP

Carl Lingle wrote on July 5, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I just bought a wallet size picture of two men in front of a door that says MOTOR POOL 140th AAA Group. One man is sitting and one is standing. I can send a scanned copy to anyone who may know these men or have any other information.

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Entry: 50488
Subject: 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION 140TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BATTERY A

Stanley Liberatore wrote on April 28, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: HIGHLAND MILLS NY

Unit: 140TH AAA BATTERY A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in the 40th Infantry Division, l40th Antiaircraft Artillery Battery A. I served from October 1950 to October 1952. I was in Japan for 9 months; March 4, 1951 to December 1952. Served in Korea January 1952 to October 1952. I was at the Chosin Reservoir. I am looking for anying in my division. Please refer to my "new" e-mail address; which is .. mlib35@iwon.com.. Do not refer to the "old" adddress which was @hotmail. I may have found Jose Chavez. "Tony" Jose; please contact me ASAP. Looking forward to any contact with Battery A.

Keywords: Was at Camp Cooke, California. Served October 1950 to October 1952. Was at the Chosin Resevoir from January 1952 to October 1952.



Entry: 47326
Subject: DONAHUE 140TH AAA AW BN

Lyn Donahue wrote on December 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, Im looking for anyone who may have known my father. He is deceased now and never talked to us kids about his time in the Korean War. After years of searching (due to a fire in St. Louis MO. in 1973) I finally found his seperation papers. I dont quite understand them as of yet but it does say "HQ BTRY 140th AAA AW BN" And that he served from Nov 1951 to Jan 1953. Please if you have any information about my father please write to marenlyn2004@hotmail.com Thank you so very much.
Proud daughter... Lyn

Keywords: Donahue, Paul Donahue, James



Entry: 43855
Subject: DO YOU KNOW MY GRANDPA? D W MANES

Amanda Foster wrote on June 17, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Serious Replys only! (No Jokes)

My Grandfather DW Manes died not to long ago after battling alsheimers. I would love to hear any wonderful stories any one can remember. He always said he had lots of buddies. Mostly he talked about how he had to save some of his buddies, and watch helplessly as others died all around him. He told me of his friends that died in his arms. I would be interested in hearing more about how brave he was, or any funny memories you may have. He always remembered what every metal or award he had was for no matter how much he forgot.

Serious Replys only!

Keywords: D W Manes (Army)
Served in WW1, Korea, and Vetnam

Died: April 24 2004



Entry: 35345
Subject: WILFORD LAWRENCE ZELLER 'BILL'

Nick Long wrote on July 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: VA

Unit: RANGE DET DAMNECK VA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: to whom this may concern. my name is Nick Long, I'm a Sgt stationed in damneck va as a Designated Marksman/Martial Arts Intructor. I looking for any one who knew Bill Zeller, he was with the 140th AAA BNSP. He was in korea from 1950-1951. he told me a story about when his unit was doing perimeter security one day around their pause and one of the new guys stepped on a land mine and it wiped out some of the column. he was struck in the face by shrapnel and lost his front teeth, and also took some in the leg. he never was awarded his purple heart and hasn't gotten any assistance from the va for medical bills. if someone out there knows him could you please help me out so maybe he could get what he deserves.
he told me that over the years that alot of guys from his old unit had passed away. but if there is any survivors of the 140th AAA BNSP, please contact me so i can try and help him out.
People say that crap that Korea is the forgotten war. well to me it's not. You guys wrote the pages of our history, and i give the upmost respect for what you gentleman had to endure there.
God Bless America and our Veterans

R/S
Sgt Long N G
USMC

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Entry: 34616
Subject: A BATTERY LOOKING FOR STANLEY LIBERATORE

Joe Chavez wrote on June 4, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: 140TH AAA AW BN, A BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm looking for Stanley Liberatore. He was in 40th infantry division, 140th AAA AW BN SP, A Battery. Served 1950 to 1952. I saw a message posted at this web site that he was looking for me. But it was posted some time ago: 2000 -02-04. Please Stan if you see this, call me or send email

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Entry: 30811
Subject: HELP

Marvin Woodbury wrote on December 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: FREEPORT ME

Unit: 9TH INF

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: hi guys my name is marvin woodbury and iam a state service officer with the amvets in maine and am trying to help one of your guys with his va claim and am looking for info his name is allen dowlling he is from maine he was in korea from 51-52 he left for korea from camp cook anyone know him allen had a servere case of hemorrhagic fever in july of 1952 he was sent to mash unit 8228 au i dont know much about this fever but am learning last week allen became legally blind and he has lung problems and back problems can anyone out there help me with info on this matter you can foward this info to whom ever you need to we dont mind and my e-mail address for this case will be mwayne52@aol.com my home number is 1-207-865-0445 iam a 100%disabled veteran from vietnam 3 years and all i do now is help other veterans but we all must help one another thanks guys marvin.

Keywords: allen dowling iam from maine was with the 140th aaa 40th inf.



Entry: 25329
Subject: FORT CHAFFEE STORIES

Charles Rullmann wrote on May 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: FT. SMITH AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Fort Chaffee is for the most part going away.
I am taking photos of all the old structures and
looking for stories and information from
persons that trained there for a possible book.
Help preserve the memory of this important
base. All information would be much
appreciated and acknowledged.
Thanks,
Charles

Keywords: Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, tanks, armor



Entry: 24608
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDY

Ralph (Ves) Vescera wrote on April 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORCESTER MA

Unit: 140TH AAA HEADQUARTERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hello,

My Name is Ralph T. Vescera (known as Ves). I'm from the 40th infantry division, 140 AAA headquarters and I'm looking for old buddies listed above or any information on how to find old buddies from this division. Any help would be greatly appreciated. EMAIL - RTV218@AOL.COM or can write to 10 Melville St. Worcester, ma. 01605.

Keywords: Clarence Biniak, Tommy Hamilton, Richard Mocrsch, George Nelson, Howar Zeller, John Rotter, Ronald North, Al Rizzardi, Robert Christie, Vince Pollack, Edward Janiak Jr, Bob Davis, Darrell G. Brittin, John Quick, CM Markley, John E. Marquart, Leanard Reczkowski, R.A. Davis, Edwood Janiak,



Entry: 21933
Subject: GERMANY POST KOREA

Carl Ratliff wrote on January 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: stationed
dodgenoff 1947-1949 co "b" 66 constab,

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Entry: 21046
Subject: LOOKING FOR WILLIAM L. CASH

Martha Leonette wrote on November 27, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALEXANDRIA VA

Unit: 140AAA NATIONAL GUARDS CA

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am trying to assist my Uncle Frank DeFazio in locating Corporal William L. Cash. Frank and William both served in the l40AAA CA National Guards and I am told they were buddies during that period. Corporal Cash was from Lynchburg, VA. Is there anyone out there that can help me locate him? Appreciate all your help.

Keywords: Corporal, From Lynchburg, VA Served from l951-l953 in Korea



Entry: 17829
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW TED HATCHER

Billy Hatcher wrote on July 7, 2001


City and State: HERMITAGE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: We are looking for information about Herbert Theodore Hatcher, called Ted. He was my Dad. He died in 1994 and never talked about his time of service. My children and I would like to know more about his time of service. He served for 3 years becasue he voluntered.

He grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee and had 5 brothers. One of his brothers also went into the Army the same day he did.

We don't know his unit but he was a sargent, as we understand it. Since his death it is very painful for my mother to discuss.

We appreciate any information.

Billy Hatcher

Keywords: Unknown



Entry: 15368
Subject: 140TH AAA KOREAN WAR VET.

William Hatfield wrote on March 10, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: FOUNTAIN INN SC

Unit: 140 AAA BN SP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Nick name "Bill" Trained at Camp Cook went to Japan then to Korea to relieve the 24th Div. March 2nd 1951 to Oct 52

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Entry: 13791
Subject: CAPT. GEORGE, LAST TO LEAVE

Robert Ericson wrote on December 23, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit: 40TH DIV , 160REG. MED CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: EXCERPT FROM "THE FIRE BALL" VOL.1, NO 2. 12 Feb.1953
After 28 months of service, Capt. Donald B. George, 23 year old Bn. Cmdr., Battery D, 140th AAA Bn, of Santa Barbara, Calif., is undisputably the last original National Guardsman to leave the 40th Inf. Div.
One of over 18,000 trained soldiers, to say goodby to the Golden Gate in 1951,
he went ashore in Korea on 22 Jan.1952 with the 140th AAA Bn. and on to the ridges of Kumhwa.
Scheduled for rotation to the U.S. in July 1952, he extended his enlistment and said goodby to most of his friends. The 40th became representative of every state in the union. "The entire division has rotated home before my eyes", he said, "I have served under two generals and five battalion comanders. That's indicative of a lot of rotation."
Capt. George left Korea for another Army assignment on 29 Jan. 1953
Don't know where he is now, or whether he realizes he is so big a part of the history of the 40th Div., but his hobbies were journalism and photography.

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Entry: 11374
Subject: THERE IS TO BE A RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Judy Lawrence wrote on August 30, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: CARL JUNCTION MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Mr Roy Blunt will be having a recognition program for Korean War Vets. If you are from around his area contact his office at 1 417 781 1041. Have handy your dates of service, over there, and which arm of services you served in. Hope everyone will get to see themselves recognized for their bravery. Judy

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Entry: 10582
Subject: MORE ON M.O.LAWRENCE

Judy Lawrence wrote on July 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: CARL JUNCTION MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Since no one answered our daughter, I am trying to get Marion to get more info. so I, his wife, can try my hand. He was in Army National Guard.. Company B AW Bn.B,Div.40, dates 2/51-12/52. He was in Camp Cook, Calif, Camp Shimmul Fihney (phinney?) in Japan, close to Sand I (Eye?) He is now looking in a small suitcase for pictures, with names on back. He found a typed list of names and addresses. Some of them are: Thomas Gullo, Albany,N.Y. Eugene R. Agnew, San Diego, Calif. Tom E.Buck, Arkadelphia, Ark. Gwinnett M. Couch,Jr., Magolis, Ark. Gene S. Goff, Hotsprings, Ark. John O. Holley, Huntington, Ark. George O'Neil, Cardwell, Mo. Robert M. Jackson, Amsterdam, Mo. William P. Jerome, LaRussell, Mo. Robert D. Lear, Hannibal, Mo. Donald L. Marty, St. Louis, Mo. Melvin C. LaRue, Mankato, Ks. John T. Rose, Springfield, Mo. Otis N. Symes, Wright City, Mo. If any of you,or family member of any of these gentlemen, are on internet, PLEASE write to us. We would like to know more about his time.

Keywords: Loogshackle, by Korean boy. Has picture of guy name of Hyde (last?first?) Korean boy named Yung Shang Mo.



Entry: 9870
Subject: MAX'S BUDDYS

Barry Klemek wrote on June 27, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: HEWITT MN

Unit: 140TH ART - 5TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 140TH ART and 5TH ARMY

Keywords: ?



Entry: 9598
Subject: MY DAD WAS IN...

Cindy Lawrence wrote on June 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was in the 140th Batallion, Battery B, Division 40 and Company B. AW BN SP. Marion Lawrence. Loogshakle was his nickname a Korean boy gave him. He lives in Carl Junction, MO now. He never talks about it much, except to say he parachuted out of a plane behind enemy lines. He did have appendicitis. Two men had to carry him on a stretcher to a MASH unit. He went in Feb of '51 and got out Dec '52.

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Entry: 8545
Subject: 1952-53 C BATTERY

Ronald M. Grossman wrote on May 9, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: DELRAY BEACH FL

Unit: 140 AAA AW BN SP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Originally from New York. I was at Camp Breckinridge Ky.,Fort Chaffee, Ark.,Fort Hood,Texas and Fort Lawton,Wash. before going to Korea.

I was in Korea from 1952 to 1953 hamburger hill etc. looking for anyone in C battery

Keywords: I sailed to Japan on the Marine Lynx.



Entry: 6693
Subject: A BATTERY FINDING JOSE CHAVEZ

Stanley Liberatore wrote on February 4, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: HIGHLAND MILLS NY

Unit: 40TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm looking for Jose A. Chavez, 4362 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, California #92117-1976...he was in 40th infantry division, 140th AAA AW BN SP...A Battery served 1950 to l952

Thank you.... e-mail address.. mlib35@hotmail.com

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