158th Field Artillery Battalion (105MM)


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Entry: 94182
Subject: WILLIAM ( HOWARD) BANNISTER

Beckey Boliver wrote on January 5, 2017


City and State: ATHENS TX

Unit: 158TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father was a Korean War Veteran. He served in the Thunderbirds 158th field Artillery with Dan. I am looking for anyone who might remember him our his service. I have some photo's would love to share.

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Entry: 88776
Subject: QUESTIONS

Susan Asher-Dann wrote on April 23, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 158TH A FA BN APO 86

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have recently been enjoying Ancestry.com and I can't seem to find my fathers military records on there. I have a copy of his DD 214 in my hand but nothing still comes up. I am trying to find out what Btry A 158th FA BN APO 86 means. He was stationed in Fort Carson Colorado his name was Robert D. Asher he passed March 26, 2012 and was born May 24, 1932. Any help would be wonderful. THANK YOU

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU
And Thank you for doing what you did so that I can do what I want

Susan Asher-Dann

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Entry: 88572
Subject: VET. SEEKS FELLOW GI'S FOR CLAIM HELP

Mike Lummis wrote on March 19, 2014


City and State: GALESBURG IL

Unit: BTY C 158TH ARTY KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Mr. Earl R Duley is seeking three fellow vets who served with him in Korea. He is trying to file a VA claim. He suffered a back injury when a camouflaged netting fell on him. We are seeking a Bernard Smith from Kansas ? A Fred Hilton from Michigan, and a Lemke from ?. Any help will be most appreciated.

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Entry: 88338
Subject: ENTRY 19655 (HARWELL CARMACK)

Kenneth (Ken) Suhler wrote on February 16, 2014


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: B BTRY 158TH FA BN, 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was assigned to B 158 FA from mid-May 1952 to early July 1953. My initial assignment was to
the forward observer team for Fox company 179th Infantry Regiment where I served until the
division went into reserve in July of 52. Dan Blocker was regiment sergeant major. I served as
FO on Old Baldy, Pork Chop and many others I can no longer recall after 62 years. I then went
to gun sections for the remainder of my tour. My most regular duty was as base piece section
chief at Luke's Castle, Punchbowl, .and Heartbreak Ridge where I finally went home with 42
points.

My recon sergeant at Fox Company 179th was Jimmy Stewart. Same name, no game. The
name you furnished was Wayne. Could be. The truck driver for my gun section was Dave
Berry. The name you furnished was Chuck. Again, could be. I apologize for my lack of memory. I was 21 in those days; I am now pushing 84. You indicated you would like to hear from anyone who was with the battery. I think I can handle that.B

Keywords: B Battery 158th FA Bn
Old Baldy, Pork Chop, Luke's Castle,
Punch Bowl, Heartbreak Ridge,
Jimmy Stewart, Dave Berry



Entry: 84914
Subject: KOREAN WAR VETERAN

Don Burns wrote on December 6, 2012


City and State: NY

Unit: OTHER - SON-IN-LAW/VIETNAM VET

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Sergeant John Joseph Hovanec Korean War veteran served in
the 158th and 107th Artillery passed away Dec 1991. Family
has very little information on his war service.

Keywords: 158th 107th Artillery Korea 1952 1953



Entry: 77279
Subject: KOREAN VETERAN 9/10/1950-8/03/1952

James B. Patterson wrote on December 29, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: TIMPSON TX

Unit: 158 FA BN/45 INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am listed above in another window but my e-mail has changed and I canot edit it.

Keywords: Pork Chop, Upper and Lower Alligator Jaw, Chorwon Resavoier.



Entry: 70744
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES TO EARLE S. DOWNES-KIA MARCH26 1953 KOREAN

Kevin Downes wrote on June 27, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I will be attempting to post an old grainy photo later.
I just really hope someone can help me to "know" him. I was only 21 months old when he was killed and have no memory of him.

Keywords: Korea.Place of Death, battle, hill number and location of death unknown. Want to know anything I can about my father 1st Lt.Earle S. Downes. Downed plane. Rumor has it that the navigator on flight survived. Would appreciate ANY info.
He also served in WWII as a young man of approx. 18 Invasion on Normandy.



Entry: 67391
Subject: I LOVE MY GRANDPA

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Winterscheid JR. wrote on October 2, 2008


City and State: SEMINOLE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandpa Edward Winterscheid is my Hero. Most people now days call him Ed. Well every time i talk to him he is giving me GREAT advise about life or telling me about the Korean War. I enjoy sitting outside on the swing with him talking about the War and all his buddies! My Grandpa is still alive and thank God for that! Because i don't know if i will ever be the same without him! If you are ever reading this Grandpa I love you very much and you are the BIGGEST influence on my life.

I would love to hear from anyone about the war or any stories you want to share. E-mail me or call.thank you very much!
Lizzy

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Entry: 65503
Subject: BN S3, 158TH FA.

Harlan Logsdon wrote on May 4, 2008


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: CO OF 158TH FA,45TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to hear from any member of Battalion staff during period July,1952 to January 1953



Entry: 65340
Subject: 158TH FA B

Raymond (Ray) Snodgrass JR. wrote on April 21, 2008


City and State: LA PORTE TX

Unit: 158TH FA B BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone that remembers me.

Was in FO party supporting 179th Easy and Fox. Wounded in May, 1952, then returned to unit in October, 1952 as Commo Chief.

Keywords: Hill 347, Baldy, Porkchop, T-Bone, Snow-cone, Heartbreak Ridge.



Entry: 62047
Subject: INFO NEEDED

Sandra Okamoto (Snider) wrote on August 21, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAYWARD WI

Unit: ARMY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my father, Richard L. Snider, Corporal, U.S. Army, 3/27/51 through 12/27/52. Want info on his Bronze stars and where he was in Korea during this time. He recently passed away and suffered greatly with PTSD and dementia. He NEVER forgot Korea, but he forgot all of his childrens' names.

Keywords: Yonchon Korea



Entry: 60924
Subject: 45TH DIV. 158 FA BN. C BTRY

Frank R. Trask wrote on May 8, 2007


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: 45TH DIV. C BTRY 158 FA BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Korea '52-'53 Chief FDC for C Btry 158 Field Artillery Bn. Looking for BC
Lt. Al Lamas and James Sellmyer and Earl Lisk who were with me in the
FDC. FO for about 30 days in Nov. '52 north of 38th parallel in the easten
part of the country.



Entry: 60635
Subject: 158TH F A BN 45TH INF DIV A CO. KOREA 1951-1952

Harry J. McGinnis JR. wrote on April 11, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: A BATTERY 158TH FA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: LEFT FROM CAMP POLK LA. WENT TO NEW ORLEANS TOOK SHIP TO JAPAN. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS IN UNIT.

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Entry: 56220
Subject: CURRENT 1/158 FA 45TH INF DIV

Dave Slezickey JR. wrote on March 13, 2006


City and State: ANADARKO OK

Unit: C 1/158 FA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Gentlemen,
Veterans and friends of the best division, 45th ID, Oklahoma, and home of the finest artillery battalion, 1st of the 158th, warriors of the coldest winter, particpants of 565 days of combat, your heritage has been continued.

Battery C 1st Battalion 158th FA is currently serving in Bagdhad, Iraq. We have left our big guns at home and are on patrol as a security force (combination of grunt infantry, armored wheeled cav, and MP). Our troops in the sand have set a standard awed by active components, respected by other Guard entities, and requested by elements entering and leaving Baghdad.

The spirits are high, morale is good. IED's are common, vehicle damage has only resulted in minor injury due to the successful training of our troops. We have started mid-tour rotations, only being in country for 2 months (for those of you who don't know, the Army allows troops to return home for 2 weeks during a combat tour nowadays)

The troops in the sand are from Oklahoma with 12 from Caddo County. Prior to deployment, they had a wonderful send off from veterans of the 1/158 FA and 45th ID from WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. The unit received a tremendous amount of support from y'all that have been there, done, that and wear the ball caps to show your pride. SPC Preston Allen of Gracemont commented on M-Day, " Those thunderbirds before me, did this for a hell of alot longer and through worse conditions than I will ever be able to imagine. My hats are off to them, and if I return a 'double dirty bird' my pride will be in what they have accomplished before me. 365 plus one is what I count, the Thunderbirds, left not knowing days, months, or years, when they would be back. Thank you, I'll be home soon"

God Bless and thank you for our freedom that you have allowed us to defend!

Keywords: OIF, 2006, 1/158 FA, 45th ID, 45th FA BDE, Caddo County, Oklahoma, Anadarko



Entry: 50872
Subject: B BATTERY 52-53

Kenneth (Ken) Suhler wrote on May 15, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: B BATTERY 158 FA BN, 45TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Member of battery from May 1952 to July 1953. Forward observer May-July 53. Gun Section thereafter. Would like to hear from anyone.

Keywords: Old Baldy, Pork Chop Hill



Entry: 39506
Subject: AL SMITH WOUNDED JUNE 1953

Isidro Mireles wrote on December 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICO CA

Unit: 45TH 158 ART 242 LIAISON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: HOME KING COUNTY, WA
CONTACT EMAIL IMMIRELES@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHONE NO. 1 530 566 9514
OR 1 530 566 1666

Keywords:
AL SMITH
WOUNDED JUNE 1953



Entry: 38809
Subject: 158TH IN WORLD WAR II

Marc Rustici wrote on November 29, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for information on the 158th during WWII as my Dad served in that unit. I am also interested in obtaining any patches or insignia for him to wear at the WWII dedicaiton.

I would really appreciate any help you could provide.

Thank You
Marc Rustici

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Entry: 25135
Subject: THANK YOU

David Slezickey wrote on April 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: ANADARKO OK

Unit: DETACHMENT 1 BATTERY C 1/158 FA (MLRS)

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Presently, Battery C 1/158 FA (MLRS)is a component of the Oklahoma Army National Guard with Battery C (-) located in Chickasha, OK and Detachment 1 located in Andarko, OK, with Bn HQ in Lawton. The 1/158 FA and 1/171 FA along with an HHB compromise the 45th Field Artillery Brigade of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

First, I would like to thank all veterans who have served in any branch at any period in our nation's history. The Anadarko Armory has been home to the Field Artillery since it opened in 1938. The strong history, built upon by our soldiers of the past, leaves a rich history and legacy that all of our current troops are very proud of and is evident in historical aspects of our armory.

I am the Detachment Readiness NCO (full timer) for our unit, at the Anadarko Armory, and enjoy conversations with Korean War Vets to include Col(R) Louis "Buddy" Bedoka and 1SG(R) Bob White and others.

I have photographs in our "museum" from the Korean War era, as well as the unit history books. Unfortunately, I do not have any official records of the Korean War Era at my disposal, but would be more than willing to try to assist those in locating records either stored at Oklahoma Military Department, or the US Army Reserve Records Center in St Louis.



Keywords: Current C Btry 1/158



Entry: 21926
Subject: SGT 158 CO. COAST ARTY-INDIANA

Linda Smith wrote on December 31, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information on my grandfather. He died before I was born. He was born april 20,1884 died july 31,1944. On his foot stone it reads,"SGT.158 CO. COAST ARTY." His name was Vorhees w Archer. Any one who knew him or could tell me anything about the service would greatly be appreaciated. Thanks Linda

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Entry: 21129
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY COMBAT RECORDS 12/52-1/54

Bernard McManus wrote on December 1, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: HERNANDO BEACH FL

Unit: 158 TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION (105MM) 45TH INFA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Iam looking my combat record for the time I served in Korean. I have an claim in at this time with the VA and they have requested that I get my records ASAP.
Thank you for your time look forward to hearing from you. PS also any imformation on my Bronze star medal with Valor would be greatly apprecated. thanks again

Keywords: heartbreak ridge service no# us 51167128 able battalion. Dec. 1952 to Jan 1954



Entry: 20260
Subject: 1LT EARLE (NEWT) DOWNES

Earle Downes wrote on October 30, 2001


City and State: ALPHARETTA GA

Unit: ARMY AIR CORPS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with or knew of my father. he was killed in an observer airplane crash. His info is:
EARLE S DOWNES
158 ART BN (105MM) 45 INF DIV
1LT - O2
SERVICE NUMBER: O-1688327
MOS: 01189 Army
Hostile, Died (KIA)
North Korea
Date Of Loss 03/26/1953
NEW HAVEN COUNTY CT
1924
Caucasian
Key No: 7913

Keywords: Army Air Observer



Entry: 18819
Subject: 45TH INFANTRY 158TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTERY B

Howell Carmack wrote on August 19, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: FRANKFORT KY

Unit: 158TH FA BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my father was stationed in korea fom feb 1952 to feb 1953. he was near the chorwan sector near the inchon river. his unit was as far north they could go without going into north korea. he ws the second man on gun crew on the 105 howitzer. his latter part of serving in korea was spent driving the captain`s jeep. he would like t hear from anyone who remembers him. his name is howell carmack also.

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Entry: 15285
Subject: FDC SECTION A BTRY

Charles R. Wallace wrote on March 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit: A BTRY 158TH FABN 45TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who was in A btry from Oct 53 until the 45th went home.
The Btry Commander was a Lt Dunn and the ExO was a Lt Copper.

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Entry: 9569
Subject: LET ME HEAR FROM MY COMRADES

Victor Juengel wrote on June 23, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: HELENA AR

Unit: A BATTERY. 158 F.A. BATTALION, 45TH DIV

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served in Korea from May 1952 to April 195.

Let me hear from someone.

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Entry: 9104
Subject: 158TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Louis Scott wrote on June 1, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAWTON OK

Unit: A BATTERY 158TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: A BATTERY 158TH FA BN

Keywords: Cpt Louis A. Scott, cmdr of A Battery, Duncan, OK then Battalion Adjutant of 158th FA Bn. Nickname "Scotty."



Entry: 8457
Subject: 158 FA B BATTERY

Raymond (Ray) Snodgrass wrote on May 5, 2000


City and State: LA PORTE TX

Unit: 158 FA B BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Wounded by shrapnel on June 19, 1952. Evacuated to Japan and returned to Korea in September 1952. Awarded the Purple Heart. Would enjoy hearing from anyone that remembers me.

Keywords: Was in F.O. team on Pork Chop, Baldy, in Punch Bowl, at Snow Cone



Entry: 7997
Subject: KOREA FROM 9-51 TO LL-52 WIA

Sterling C. Cheek JR. wrote on April 15, 2000

Deceased

City and State: WEST LONG BRANCH NJ

Unit: L58TH FA B COMPANY 45TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was amember of Company B, l58th FA BN, 45th Div. I was in Korea from Sept. l951 until Nov,. l952 and wounded in action on Sept. 9, l952 n the vacinity of Kajon-ni Korea when a mortar shell exploded. I was awarded a Purple Heart. My full name is Sterling C. Cheek, Jr. and military records are listed uing this name

Keywords: Editor's note: Sterling passed away Oct 22, 2002 at age 68 per RoseMary. RIP



Entry: 7660
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Howard Best wrote on March 25, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: SCRANTON PA

Unit: 45TH DIV, 158 FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any who was in 158th field artillery battery b,c d. 52-53

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Entry: 7490
Subject: BATTERY C

Stephany Lawrence wrote on March 15, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who remembers my dad, he passed away March 16, l999.

Keywords: W.W.Douglas, section chief in the 158th Field Artillery Battalion's Batter C. He returned to U.S. with the 45th "Thunderbird" Infantry Division.



Entry: 7439
Subject: FORMER SECTION CHIEF

Bruce Menard wrote on March 12, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: GODFREY IL

Unit: BATTERY B 158

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: BATTERY B 158

Keywords: Arrived Korea Oct.1952,Rotated Aug.1953.



Entry: 3272
Subject: GARY W KRANZ - FO WIA

Fraser Kranz wrote on July 12, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: GOODMAN WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My father, Gary W Kranz served in the Korean War.
He was WIA at Heartbreak Ridge where he served as
a forward observer. I was pleased to find his
name listed on your database. I am searching for
records which may render an account of his
incident. Any assistance of course, would be
greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 1484
Subject:

James B. Patterson wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: TIMPSON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I HAVE VISITED THE 45TH INF DIV MUSEUM IN OK CITY. FOUND IT VERY IMPRESSIVE. ALSO VISITED THE ARMORY AT ANADARKO OK. AND GATHERED SOME INFO ABOUT FRIENDS I WAS IN THE SERVICE WITH.

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Entry: 1337
Subject: 11/52 TO 8/53

Isidro Mireles wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHICO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 45 div
158 Field art
242 liaison
11/52 to 8/53
heartbreak ridge
punchbowl
sand castle
Christmas hill

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