145th Field Artillery Battalion (155MM)


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Entry: 95156
Subject: SEARCHING FOR BUDDIES FROM KOREA OR CAMP CHAFFEE

Dale Erickson wrote on November 30, 2017


City and State: SIDNEY MT

Unit: COMPANY A 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I turned 88 on Thanksgiving day of this year. I am hoping to find some of my buddies from when we were in Camp Chaffee, AK in April of 1952 -- or from when we were in Korea. I grew up in Mohall, North Dakota. My best Buddy was Edward T. Miller from Michigan. I don't know if he is still alive, or not. I had a lot of other good friends, as well. I'd really like to get re-aquainted and visit while we still have time -- not too many of us left these days. I was a gunner of 155mm Long Tom. Our gun/bunker exploded 1 day before the armistice was signed. The e-mail is my daughter's. She is trying to help me find some guys. Message her and she will get us in contact.

Keywords: Jane Russell Hill
Edward T. Miller
Banks -- the boxer
155mm Long Tom
145th Field Artillery
155mm Howitzer
Camp Chaffee



Entry: 85135
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

Arnold Young SR. wrote on January 6, 2013


City and State: PITTSBURG NH

Unit: BTRY C145 FIELD ART 155MM

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: i think knew seabolt and scot iwas motor sgtof btry c

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Entry: 82290
Subject: ANYONE KNOW ME?

Elmer Ray Stroud wrote on February 29, 2012


City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY-BAT. C.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Drafted 12/52. Wound up N. of Chinchon(Heartbreak Ridge
area)Left 12/53. Think I can remember a name of Lt.
Hefner. Also remember a man by the name of Seabolt with
a friend named Scott. Those 2 were in communication. I
was Battery carpenter (which is why you enjoyed your
showers) and also built the cooler for your libations.
Would love to hear from anyone from during this time.



Entry: 81429
Subject: A BATTERY 145TH 1954

Arlon D. Spangler wrote on December 23, 2011


City and State: SIOUX CITY IO

Unit: A BATT.145TH F.A.BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would sure like to hear from any one.I arived in the
battery Feb.1954.I was assigned to Gun section 3.A
Sgt.Gilfus was section chief from North Dakota.A 1st
Lt.Sullivan was Batt.Cammander.XO was 2nd Lt.Harper.I
later transfered to motor pool.Drove 2/1/2 ton truck
assigned to kitchen.Hauled fuel and rations from Chonchon,
over Kansas Pass.We moved to Japan in Nov 1954.I spent
Thanksgiving day 1954 on an LST in the Sea of Japan on
way to Youkahama,Japan,we had cold C-rations to eat.

Keywords: Garbage Gut



Entry: 81061
Subject: 145TH BATTERY C 1951

Michael Voog wrote on November 15, 2011


City and State: SCIENCE HILL KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Ellsworth Voog, was with Battery C of the
145th, and has many excellent color photos of the
area and his buddies in the battery. He passed away
in 2008. He stated that after Fort Sill in 1950 , he
went to Korea with this unit and served thru 1952. If
anyone remembers him, perhaps I have photos of you

Keywords: 155 LongToms



Entry: 76302
Subject: MEMORIES WITH THE 145TH

Sam Simon wrote on October 1, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served as S-1 and Adjutant from June 53 thru late May 54 and have just discovered the 145th Field Arty.. Bn. website.
Names that I have not thought of these many years have fondly resurfaced and I would love to hear from any who I served with.
The following come to mind:
Capt. Tom Lewis, S-4 and Svc. Btry. CO
Major Tom Moore, S-3
Major Pfeffer, S-2
Major Schultz, Bn. XO
CWO Beall, Personell Officer
Lt. Ainfred Caron, Bunker Mate
Lt. Joseph Mills, Bunker Mate
Lt. (Father) Linus Carlin Bunker Mate and Chaplain
Lt. Al Cathcart, Bn. Pilot
Lt. Hank Heflin
Lt. Sullivan
Lt. Jack Irwin
Lt. Martchuck, Bn.Physician
Capt. Dew, Hq. Btry. CO
Col. Schusler, Bn. CO

Keywords:



Entry: 76301
Subject: MEMORIES WITH THE 145TH

Sam Simon wrote on October 1, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served as S-1 and Adjutant from June 53 thru late May 54 and have just discovered the 145th Field Arty.. Bn. website.
Names that I have not thought of these many years have fondly resurfaced and I would love to hear from any who I served with.
The following come to mind:
Capt. Tom Lewis, S-4 and Svc. Btry. CO
Major Tom Moore, S-3
Major Pfeffer, S-2
Major Schultz, Bn. XO
CWO Beall, Personell Officer
Lt. Ainfred Caron, Bunker Mate
Lt. Joseph Mills, Bunker Mate
Lt. (Father) Linus Carlin Bunker Mate and Chaplain
Lt. Al Cathcart, Bn. Pilot
Lt. Hank Heflin
Lt. Sullivan
Lt. Jack Irwin
Lt. Martchuck, Bn.Physician
Capt. Dew, Hq. Btry. CO
Col. Schusler, Bn. CO

Keywords:



Entry: 75315
Subject: TRYING TO FIND INFO FOR MY FATHER NICHOLAS JOHN GILBERT JR.

Michael Gilbert wrote on July 1, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST JORDAN UT

Unit: HHQ BTRY 1/145TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to find information of anyone who may have served with my Father in the 145th Field Artillery in about 1950. His name is Nicholas John Gilbert Jr. but I dont know which battery he served in. He was enlisted but not sure of his rank.

Coincidentally, I joined the Utah National Guard in 1983-1997 and was a memebr of the 145th Field Artillery for 14 years and never knew my dad was in the same unit around 50 years earlier. The only thing I have as a rememberance is a set of glasses that my father had that were from Fort Sill Oklahoma.

I enlisted as a PFC and after OCS I became an officer in the Battalion and we had the 8" Howitzer until about 1997.( I was The S-2, S-4, Ammo Officer and Battery Commander of Service Battery in Logan,Utah.) The headquarters was in Ogden, Utah and I believe still is to this day.

Anyone who may have known my father, please send me an email.

THanks,

Michael K. Gilbert for my Father(Nicholas J. Gilbert)

Keywords:



Entry: 73604
Subject: 145 FIELD ARTILLERY

Bennie Beeson wrote on February 17, 2010


City and State: RADFORD VA

Unit: 145 FA BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was assign to C Battery of the 145 FA Bn. in the summer of 1954.
We had 155 mm trail guns pulled by tracked vehicles. I was a very
inexperienced track mechanic fresh out of Fort Knox school. I don't
think I made much of a contribution. Just before Christmas we were
moved to Camp Drake, Japan and renumbered the 612 FA Bn. We were
issued 155mm self-propelled guns. They were powered by 9
cylindered,radial. airplane engines, buried in the hulls of the track.
You had to be very careful starting the fool things, and fire was a
constant worry . We caused a riot and national uprour shooting over a
flank of Mt. Fugi which the Japanese considered sacred, I had a very
good boss, Sgt Avila(sp?), who took me out of the grease and put me
in charge of motor pool records. I did a good job of it. My best pal was
Wally Fielder from New York. We spent a lot of time off duty listening
to classical music at the service club. I had other good friends in the
motor pool, but after 45 years I can't remember their names.

Keywords: C Battery. 145 Field Artillery. Korea



Entry: 70110
Subject: TO; MEMBERS IN A BTRY.

Charles Hoffman wrote on May 9, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: KOKOMO IN

Unit: 145TH. FAB. A BTRY.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 69600
Subject: LOOKING FOR GRANDFATHERS HISTORY

BobbieSue Ray Leonard wrote on March 22, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: MN

Unit: SV BTRY 145TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather passed away 5 years ago this May and I have not information on his tour of duity in Korea. I have man of his slides from his time in Korea, and the most informaiton I have found from them is him next to a sign that stated "SV Btry 145th Fabn Not Without Honor" He never talked about his Army life, and I would like to know if any of you might of known him. His name is Billie Ray Leonard. If you know any information on the Army Btry he was apart of so I can research them, or anything on him, please contact me.

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Entry: 65639
Subject: HQ. 145THFA FT SILL 1951 TO KOREA JAN 1953

Philp Ellis wrote on May 17, 2008


City and State: MACON GA

Unit: 145TH FA HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was a radio repair instructor at Ft. Sill Okla from
1950 until I was assigned to Hq. 145th FA as repair Sgt.
served with Hq 145th in Korea from 1951 until rotation in Jan 1953. I will try to answer questions about Hq. 145th. was not well acquainted with the members of the Btrys.I do have my original orders with assignments and promotions of personnel which might help with some info.



Entry: 65311
Subject: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Austin Lohman wrote on April 19, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 150TH AFROTC CADET WING

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am doing a project for a class I am taking and interviewed Lt Jim Grinnan who was in Korea with the 145th Field Artillery Battalion. He was in Korea from 1951 to 1952. In my interview, the only other name he mentioned was a Captain Walter. He had a few stories about his tour but not much. If anyone has any information about Lt Grinnan or Captain Walter please let me know.

Keywords: Jim Grinnan, Heartbreak Ridge, 145th Field Artillery Battalion



Entry: 61900
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ONREMEMBRANCES ABOUT LEE SIMMONS

Stacy Mulder wrote on August 7, 2007


City and State: IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Father served Hq Btry 145 FA Bn 20 Sep 1950 till 12 Sep 1952: Korea. Looking for anyone who might have served with Lee Simmonsfrom Henry County, Honey Creek/Middletown, Indiana. Would like to know what he did in Korea.

Keywords: Hq Btry 145 FA Bn 20 Korea.



Entry: 61234
Subject: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN (155)

Donald Lutz SR. wrote on June 6, 2007


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: A BATTERY 145THFIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Chief of Detail A battery Korea 09/12/1952
06/07 1953

Keywords: Korean War



Entry: 60940
Subject: ANYONE KNOW NORMAN SEAGREN 1953?

Paul Fruehauf wrote on May 9, 2007


City and State:

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY, 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm a veteran's Service Officer. Looking for anyone who knew Norman Seagren, with the 145th Field Artillery, 8th Army, attached to 10th Corp in June til September 1953, near Chun Chon Province, Korea. Need help with a Comp claim.

Keywords:



Entry: 60741
Subject: UM LOOK FOR MLKE MARTINEZ

Earl Morris wrote on April 20, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEPHI UT

Unit: 145TH B BRTY FA.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I know Mike Martienz father in Korea

Keywords: FortSill, Korea



Entry: 60688
Subject: B BRTY 145 FA. 155MM LONG TOMS

Earl Morris wrote on April 16, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEPHI UT

Unit: 145TH FA BN 155 LONG TOMS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: WE left Fort Sell OK the last of Sept. 1951, We was sent to Korea.Went up on the line the last part of Nov.1951.Or battery was sent up to the 196 FA.BN.That was a Good thing, WE GOT TWO CASES OF BEER A MONTH,ONE FROM 145 AND ONE FROM 196 BN. Or OP was ON heartbreak Rige. Or guns were down by the river.

Keywords: B Battery 145th FA. Korea, Heartbreak Ridge.



Entry: 57964
Subject: LOOKING FOR HDQTRS UNIT MEMBERS THERE FROM SEPT 3, 1952-SEPT 1,1953

James Oslund wrote on July 4, 2006


City and State: CYPRESS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 57013
Subject: 145TH FIELD ARTY BN B BATTERY

Earl Morris wrote on May 5, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEPHI UT

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTY BN. BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in the 145th when it started in Nephi, Utah and we went to fort hood Tex. Then to fort SILL ok. IN oCT WE WENT TO kOREA. wENT UP TO HEARTBREAK RIDGE IN NOV 1951. oUR op WAS ON HEARTBREAK RIDGE, i WAS sfc eARL MORRIS OF # 1 GUN 155MM LONGTOM. fRIST STOP WAS ON THESOYANNG RIVE. gOD bLESS aLL MY MEN IN THE GUN SECTYUN

Keywords: 145th Arty. BN.



Entry: 56989
Subject: 145TH FIELD ARTY BN B BATTERY

Earl Morris wrote on May 5, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEPHI UT

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTY BN. BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I went over in Nov 1951 Left Aprail.

Keywords: 145th Field Arty. Battery B



Entry: 54314
Subject:

Mike Martinez wrote on November 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Hello; My Father served in the 145th FA BN in 1951-? in Ft Sill Oklahoma .. My father was name Manuel Martinez. Does anyone know where they were in Korea after they left the states. The only thing I know of the group he was with is the picture he left which was commanded by LT Richard Bigelow and 1st SGT Allen G Morris... If anyone knows please let me know .. Thanks Veterans

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Entry: 52274
Subject:

Deborah Wessel wrote on July 26, 2005


City and State: INDPLS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I'm Looking For Info And Pictures On My Father Clifford Kays Jr. He Was In The 145th Artillery. He Won Some Medals For Saving Some Men Lives In A Tank. He Was A Sargent. I'm Looking For Some Stories. My Father Had Passed Away In 1999.
Thanks Debbie

Keywords: He Went By Jr Not Clifford.



Entry: 51865
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY FATHERS UNIT IN KOREA

Robert Frobenius II wrote on July 4, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: MY FATHER SERVED IN KOREA WITH A UTAH UNIT AS BATTERY COMMANDER IT WAS ARTILLERY UNIT WITH THE 155MM SELF PROPELLED GUNS ANYONE KNOWING OF HIS UNIT PLEASE CONTACT ME HIS NAME ROBERT F FROBENIUS CAPTAIN



Entry: 48526
Subject: B BATTERY

Joseph Worthington wrote on January 30, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit: B BATTERY, 145 FIELD ARTILLARY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for friend, Earle Valley.
Last known in boston area
Originally from Maine

Keywords: 145th field Artillary B Battery



Entry: 47439
Subject: RETURN VISIT

Joseph Worthington wrote on December 11, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just returned from visit to Korea and our son who is now stationed there.

What a change !!

Haven't been there since 1951-52 and really was impressed by the change and the warmth of the people. Whenever the locals learn that you were there during the Korean War, they thank you for helping to save their country.

I even met an older gentleman who, as a boy, helped by carrying heavy things up the hills ( a chogey boy --but they don't prefer that name) when we left, he gave me a set of lovely chop sticks as a remembrance. His son had to translate, but the warmth was quite evident.

If you are looking for an interesting place to visit, don't hesitate

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Entry: 44532
Subject:

James Salzo wrote on July 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST HAVEN CT

Unit: BATTERY B 145 FIELD ARTILLERY BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 44531
Subject: WORLD WAR TWO VET

James Salzo SR. wrote on July 15, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST HAVEN CT

Unit: BATTERY B 145 FIELD ARTILLERY BN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: was with 145 field artilery bn in 1943 to 1944. we were station in Hawilla. we seen action in the Marshall island and Saipan.would like to hear from anybody who knew friends who serve with them, thank you

Keywords:



Entry: 43625
Subject: NEED MEMORABELIA FOR MY FATHER'S BIRTHDAY

Alveta Natal wrote on June 7, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 145TH FIELD ARTILLERY/MY FATHER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I need help desperately. My father, Edwin C. Williams was in the 145th field artillery bn. in Korean war, I beleive in 1951-52. His discharge papers indicate he was honorably discharged with 3 bronze stars. He is in a nursing home now and our family would love to surprise him on his birthday July 13th with pictures of his army buddies and reasons for his medals. And other memorabilia if we can find it. He also had a memory book with all of his buddies in it. As children, me and my sister had no idea how much this meant to him, and we got to it and tore it up. I would love to be able to replace this to help him to heal. PLEASE HELP. I would like to get whatever information you might have early enough to frame it and place it on his nursing home wall.
Please respond. Thank you very much in advance.

Alveta Natal
Proud daughter of Edwin C. Williams

Keywords:



Entry: 41258
Subject: RICHARD JOHN WEBSTER

Jamie Lynn Bogart (Webster) wrote on February 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHARLEVOIX MI

Unit: 145TH INV.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I think it's wonderful you have made a sight for these men.

Keywords: Richard John Webster



Entry: 38882
Subject: PHOTOS DROPPED TREADWAY BRIDGE CHOSIN

John P. Diefenbach wrote on December 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: KRIMPEN A/D LEK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Is there anyone who could help me in closing a gap in my private project: a large photo collection of the Korean War which I started as a high school student upon the outbreak of the war in 1950 prompted by the first worldwide action against aggression.
Caught by the heroism and the power of endurance during the Chosin Campaign it fills an important part of this collection, but - understandable - so far no photos of dropping and installing of the treadway bridge sections to re-open the road to freedom and safety. Who could possibly help me out? Please drop me a message and let me know. Thank you!
John.

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Entry: 38186
Subject: R.O.C. PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION

Curtis Balvanz Balvanz wrote on November 10, 2003


City and State: INDIANOLA IA

Unit: C BTRY. 145 FA BN. 1951-52

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late father was in the 145th FABn ("C" Btry)from Nov. 1951 to late Jan. 1952 - at which time he was injured and sent to the 21st Evac. hospital in Pusan, then Tokyo Army Hospital Annex APO 1052, then home with an early discharge.

His uniform (among many other items) was lost in a fire during my youth. A couple years before he died of cancer, I found out how to contact the Army in order to get replacement medals. (I later found out that he had never received many of the medals themselves, just the "ribbon bars".)

One of the medals he was awarded was the Republic of Korea "Presidential Unit Citation", or ROCPUC ("rock puke"). I would very much like to know any details about the events surrounding this unit citation.

I would also like to find a picture of the 145th field battery insignia in order to locate a duplicate or have one made.

Thanks for any help or information!

Best regards,
Curtis Balvanz
curtisbalvanz@yahoo.com

Keywords: C Btry, Charlie Battery, Donald Balvanz, 1951-1952



Entry: 34994
Subject: E-MAIL

Van Mangus wrote on June 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit: 145 FA BTN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: New e-mail address

Keywords: E-mail



Entry: 34927
Subject: FILM

Van J. Mangus wrote on June 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORLAND WY

Unit: B BATTERY 145 FA BTN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in Korea from June 1953 until September 1954. The spring of 1954 I bought a movie camera. I have about 14 minutes of film that has been put on tape. It is not in the sequence that it was taken but is interesting to see. It is amature filming and not high quality. Some of it is not to bad. I had not seen the film in almost 30 years and it brought tears to my eyes. I remember some of the guys names and some I don't. If anyone thinks they might want to see it and thinks they might be in it they can contact me and I will make them a copy. Some of the guys I remember are; Lt Degan,Sgt Caloway,Bill(the cook),Stevens,Banks,Tippet and Whitey. There are other faces that are familiar but I don't remember the names.
This is a list of the thing in the film.
The forward out post on the front line
Korean solders.
Doing laundry.
Battery area.
The guns The Thing and Kiss of Fire.
Crossing the river when we went to dedicate a school we built for a village.
A Korean farmer plowing with oxen and a wooden plow.
Some of the guns being fired.
And guys goofing arounds.
Guard Mount Inspection.
Anyone interested call or contact me by e-mail.
I never liked my first name so I use my middle name. Jay Mangus

Keywords: B Battery 145 FA Btn



Entry: 34307
Subject: LOOKING FOR 145TH FIELD BATTERY INSIGNIA

Russ Rosenbalm wrote on May 21, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, my 2nd cousin fought in the Korean War...I am currently in South Korea, entertaining the 37,000 troops that are here, playing music.
My cousin, was in the 145th field battery division...I really want to have a patch made for him here, but am having trouble locating the company insignia. Can anyone e-mail it to me somehow? It would be greatly appreaciated.
This week, our group is residing in Area 3, at An-jeong-ri, close to Pyongtaek. Camp Humpherys, home of the Chinooks.
Thanks to anyone who can help. -Russ

Keywords: I am with MWR



Entry: 33853
Subject: PHOTOS OF THE 145TH

John Sexton wrote on April 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PRESCOTT WI

Unit: ABLE BATTERY, 145TH FDC

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the 145th, (Able battery) from January '54 until the battalion went back to Utah. Our Bn then became the the 612th, 5th group, IX corps. We moved to camp Drake, Japan in December of '54. I went home in May of '55.
I have photos and some memories of the above at: http://www.sunsetweb.com/korea/ Please visit the site, read and sign my guest book.

Keywords: Able Battery, 145th FDC



Entry: 33068
Subject: KOREA

Van J. Mangus wrote on March 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORLAND WY

Unit: B BATTERY 145 FABN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I arrived B battery the middle of June 1953.The area was southeast of the punchbowl. I was a radio opertor in the FDC. LT Gard was the commander. He was promoted to CPT and transferred. CPT Perry T Dew took over the command. After the cease fire we moved about a mile to the rear.After a couple months CPT Dew transferred to HQTRS. I think this is when LT Heflin took command. We spent the winter in this location. In the spring we moved back to within a mile or 2 of the Btn. Th area was so steep they had to use a cat to blade out places on the hill side to put up our tents. Then we built steps out of logs to the top of the area. It kept us in good shape just getting to our tents. At sometime LT Degan came into our bat. as the XO. I left in September 1954. We had 155mm Longtoms and one self propeled 155mm. They all had names;Kiss of Fire,Peacemaker, Bellowing Bitch,Killer One and The Thing. I do have some pictures of some of them. We also had ROK in with us for training.Most of them were named KIM, so we had to give them names to tell them apart. Like there was Wire Kim, Scoce(don't know if that is spelled right. It means little)Kim and Kitchen Kim.
If anyone is ever on their way to Yellowstone Park and go through Worland,Wy. stop and vist.


Keywords: Punch bowl



Entry: 29986
Subject: ROY W. BARTON

Roy Barton wrote on November 28, 2002

Deceased

City and State: BLOOMFIELD MI

Unit: 145TH BATTALION, HQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father-in-law, Roy W. Barton, is seeking former members of his unit to prove service in combat. Roy has misplaced all his service records and has lost track of others in his unit.

Roy entered the 145th from Kansas, and he served in the HQ Battery as an OP (radio operator and observer) in support of the ROK 7th and other Korean units, as well as Greek and other forces. His service number was US 55257696.

Either contact me by email or write to Roy at:

Roy W. Barton
P. O. Box 1342
Bandera, TX 78003

Keywords:



Entry: 27784
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Glen Harrison wrote on August 23, 2002


City and State: UNIT 15316 BX 372

Unit: HHC 2X

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am currently stationed in Korea and trying get information on my father's unit and locataion when he was in Korea. 1951-1952 SGT Harrison, Willam A.
BTRY B 145 FABN APO130. Any information would be helpful.
Thanks, SFC Harrison

Keywords: SGT HARRISON, WILLIAM A.
BTRY B 145 FABN
APO 301
1951-1952 From Detroit, Mich.



Entry: 26445
Subject: PHILADELPHIA MEMORIAL

Walter J. (Walt) Collins wrote on June 22, 2002


City and State: MAPLE GLEN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: With my granddaughter Hayley, I attended the dedication of the Philadelphia Memorial today, June 22, 2002. It is a beautiful four sided structure displaying a three year history of the war. It is located near Penn's Landing on the Delaware river.
The Korean ambassador was present and a Korean general who gave a very moving expression of appreciation to the veterans and the American people. Those of you visiting Philly should stop by.

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Entry: 24695
Subject: 145TH FA, B BATTERY

F. William Phillips wrote on April 12, 2002


City and State: OWENSBORO KY

Unit: B BATTERY, 145TH FABN (1953)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I want to correct one of my comments of Feb. 20. In early 1953 the X Corps consisted of the ROK 7th Division on the left (west), 45th Div. left center, ROK 20th right center and ROK 12th on the right. The IX Corps was west of X Corps and ROK I Corps was on the east side. A and C Batteries supported ROK 7 and 45th while B Battery supported ROK 20 and ROK 12. Because of the longtoms' range, the battalion could cover some of the IX and ROK I Corps' territory if needed.

By the cease-fire, The ROK II Corps had moved between IX and X Corps, The ROK 7th Division had moved west to ROK II Corps, 45th Div. had moved to ROK 7th's vacated position on the X Corps left and the 40th Div. had moved into the X Corps left center where 45th had been (Heartbreak and Bloody Ridges area). The battalion had to move further south because of establishment of the DMZ. B Battery moved more than a mile back in the Long north-south flatland along the Soyang River and was then southeast of the Punchbowl instead of east where it had been for months.

Keywords: Soyang River, Luke the Gook's Castle



Entry: 24586
Subject: 145TH FA, HQ BTRY SEP '52-MAR '53

Walter J. (Walt) Collins wrote on April 7, 2002


City and State: MAPLE GLEN PA

Unit: HQ BTRY, 145 FA, X CORP ARTY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was assigned to the 145th in Sep '52 as survey officer and did FO duty on top of Heartbreak. I was assigned asst S-3 and worked fire direction and FO from Dec '52 We were in position (A and C batteries) just south of Heartbreak. B battery was to the east around the Punchbowl and we didn't see much of them. Van Fleet moved us once to Triangle Hill for some reason I never understood. CO was Col Golloday, Major Jagoda was S-3, Capt Boiler was S-2, Jim Angel was Survey Officer, John O'Neill was Chaplain. Anybody know of any of them?

Keywords: HEARTBREAK RIDGE, TRIANGLE HILL, PUNCHBOWL



Entry: 23404
Subject: 145 FAB, 1951-1952 KOREA

Allen Hatley wrote on February 23, 2002

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City and State: LA GRANGE TX

Unit: BAT B, 145TH FAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Battery B=Nov, 1951 supported 1st Marine Div.
X Corps. Following that supported 45th Div in
X Corp.

Keywords: Punchbowl. Heartbreak, Kumwha



Entry: 23320
Subject: B BATTERY, 145TH FABN

F. William Phillips wrote on February 20, 2002


City and State: OWENSBORO KY

Unit: B BATTERY 145TH FABN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was an assistant XO in B Battery, 145th FABn, 8th Army attached to X Corps late summer and early autumn, 1953. B battery was detached from battalion in support of 45th Div. and 7th ROK. We were just southeast of the Punchbowl. We had 4 towed 155 guns (Kiss of Fire, Peacemaker, Bellowing Bitch and Killer One) and a self propelled 155 gun (The Thing). Rest of battalion was west of the Punchbowl near Heartbreak Ridge and Bloody Ridge and beside a river (Sochon River?).

Battery B commander was CPT Robert Gard, a West Point grad who retired in 1980s as lieutenant general. XO was a 1LT Halsey. Other officers were 2LT (David?) Gibson and 2LT Henry Heflin. I was flying observer for a couple of weeks (L-19s) but went back to battery duties when Halsey and Gibson rotated home. CPT Gard was transferred to Corps and CPT Perry Dew became BC. He was there only a month or so. When I left on early release from active duty (around end of October) 2LT Heflin was the only officer left in the battery.

Please see the comments of John Sexton at this web site and visit the site he mentions for pictures. They show it as it was when I was there.

Keywords: Gard, Halsey, Gibson, Heflin



Entry: 21577
Subject: HQ BATTERY - 145TH FA

Gary D. Roebuck wrote on December 17, 2001


City and State: PECULIAR MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served in the 10th Corp. Head Battery 145th Field Artillary, his name is Donald Roebuck. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who served with him. Thanks and God Bless you for the job you did.

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Entry: 19193
Subject: B BATTERY KOREA=12/51-11/52

Allen Hatley wrote on September 4, 2001

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City and State: LA GRANGE TX

Unit: 145TH FAB, BAKER BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I joined B Battery, 145th FAB in Ft Sill just
before it shipped out to Korea. I was an
enlisted reservist who worked in FDC,
communications and FO and promoted to
Staff Sgt in Korea. Finally left Korea after
delays due no replacements in Dec, 1952.

Keywords: Worthington, Grice, Weeks, Razzo,



Entry: 18336
Subject: DOES ANYONE KNOW FRED DORSEY

Cy Dorsey wrote on July 29, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If you know Fred Dorsey, I would like to hear from you.

Keywords: My father served in the Army during the Korean War as a cannoneer with Battery B, 145th Field Artillery Battalion.



Entry: 15383
Subject: LAVERLE T. HACKING

Joel Fowlke wrote on March 10, 2001

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City and State: GILLETTE WY

Unit: 145TH

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for anyone that may have known My Uncle LaVerle T. Hacking. He served in the 145th untill 1943 when he joined the USAF. Is there anyone that remembers serving with him or anything about that time I would love to hear it. He was in battery F. Thanks for your help.
Thanks
Joel H. Fowlke
5 Hopi
Gillette WY 82718
jfowlke@vcn.com
307-682-6899

Keywords: 1941-1943



Entry: 15047
Subject: KOREA DEC. 1951-JULY 1952

Kent S. Broadhead wrote on February 17, 2001


City and State: SALT LAKE CITY UT

Unit: HQ. BATTERY, 145TH F.A. BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the Survey section. We arrived with the original 145th in Pusan, Korea, December 3rd, 1951. I was discharged July 4th, 1952 (the entire country celebrates my discharge. Once our firing units had been "surveyed in" Sgts. Whatcott and Broadhead were on Heartbreak Ridge in our bunker acting as forward observers (FO's) We were up 4 days, back with the battery headquarters actings as Fire Direction personnel for 8 days, etc. Our Survey Officer, Lt. Bob Ostergaard, would pull the idential shift with us. Dean Tuttle (Captain) was our battery commander. Colonel Galsworthy was our battalion commander. To my knowledge the only member of the 145th F.A. Btn from the original guard that came from Utah that was killed during the Korean conflict was Don Tibbs, a tractor mechanic from Indianola, Fairview, Utah. He was called by his MOS but when he got to Korea the U.N. forces were in retreat and he was given an M-1 rifle and put in an infantry unit. He sent Vern Whatcott a letter and said they had been at the base of this hill for 3 days and never moved an inch. He was killed shortly after sending the letter, still at the base of Heartbreak Ridge. We used to look at that battle-scarred hill and wonder just where Don was at its base when he wrote the letter. While I was there they took a couple of the long-toms from Baker battery and made them self propelled 155's. They were placed near the 1st (?) Marine Division as support artillery. A Wyoming 105mm battatlion was in front of us and we used to see them taking incoming fire as we would be playing voleyball after evening mess. Then in would come the helicopters to take out the wounded. It was nearly a takeoff on "MASH". It is amazing that to this date there has never been a 145th F.A. Bn. reunion to the best of my knowledge.

Keywords: Fred Bruggeman, Charles Shiveley, "Pop" Shaffer, Dennis Schultz, Vernon Keyes, Jim Kelly, Major Gordon Staker, Mont Daniels, Earl Ursenbach, HEARTBREAK RIDGE,Vern Whatcott, Don Tibbs, Jim Makin, Captain Dean Tuttle, Jim Makin, Arnold Weidauer, Tony Christopolous, J. Verl Duerden, Dave (Pudge) Lindstrom, Don Lattimer, Elmo Roundy, Cecil Lloyd, andon-and-on.



Entry: 14488
Subject: BAKER BATTERY 145FAB

Elson R. Peavy wrote on January 21, 2001

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City and State: YOUNGTOWN FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: If anyone is looking infortmation on the Baker Battery it was with the 196fab from Sept 1951 to Aug 1952 that was when i left to come home east of the punchbowl at Kajon-ni. may gob bless you Elon R Peavy mrbp1@aol.com

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