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Entry: 94418
Subject: AMTHONY DATTOLICO

Anthony Dattolico SENIOR wrote on March 7, 2017


City and State: BOULDER NV

Unit: 300THARMD BTRY B M7 DRIVER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: w e gave them a lot of hell at time of push 1953 friends GORDON Poster from Wisconsin and others cant think of their names they know who they are will never forget

Keywords:



Entry: 87504
Subject: LOOKING 4 OLD FRIENDS OF 300

Anthony Dattolico SR. wrote on October 29, 2013


City and State: BOULDER NV

Unit: B BTRY 300TH

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: ON NO6 GUN WAS NO 2 MAN AND DRIVER THERE FROM 1952 1953

Keywords:



Entry: 87131
Subject: JOHNNY T. GALAC

Marga Galac wrote on August 31, 2013


City and State: LITTLETON CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Johnny T. Galac was my uncle. He passed away on August 30,
2013 in Tyler, Texas. He was truly a member of the greatest
generation and a proud Wyoming "cowboy". He was loved and will
be missed.

Keywords: Korea 1951-1953
Battery A
300th AFA Bn



Entry: 86870
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEN MY DAD SERVED WITH

Johnny Duran wrote on July 29, 2013


City and State: CYPRESS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for a few men that my dad served with during the Korean War.
I am looking at my dads request... My dad is still alive.. He is 81 years old... He
would like to know the whereabouts of these men

He gave the following last names and cities that they are from.

Anderson - Indiana ***
Carlisle - Alabama ***
Harbroun - Iowa. ( I may have spelled his last name wrong)


I am hoping for my dad that these men are also still alive...
Thanks for all your help

Johnny Duran (son)


Keywords: 300 armor field artillery battalion
1951-1952
Fort chop Hill



Entry: 79195
Subject: FEB 52T0 JAN 53 GUN#5

Victor Tennyson SR. wrote on June 4, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: EL DORADO KS

Unit: BTYC300THAFA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:  



Entry: 78516
Subject: LOOKING FOR LT. MACINTOSH (MCINTOSH?), 300TH AFA, KUMSONG, KOREA, JUNE-JULY 1953

Won Moo Hurh wrote on April 9, 2011


City and State: MACOMB IL

Unit: ROK 76 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, 1953

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I was befriended by Lt. Macintosh (McIntosh?) when he came over
to advise my ROK 76th FA Battalion FDC. He was so helpful and
friendly that I have never fortgotten him and would like to contact
him. As I recall he attended the University of Illinois. I have
written my memoir which is being published in English and have
included LT. Macintosh in it. He also took some Polaroid photos
of us.
I would appreciate any information someone might have about
him.

Keywords: Kumsong Front, July Offensive, 300th AFA



Entry: 77211
Subject: VEHICLE USE IN KOREAN WAR

Dennis Tyra wrote on December 23, 2010


City and State: MERRITT ISLAND FL

Unit: USAF RET

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I am building an M-7 HMC model as used by the 300th AFA during the Korean War. I would appreciate some guidance on two areas:

1) Which version (or both) of the M-7 was used?

a)the M-7 (powered by Continental R975C1 radial engine.

or

b)the M7B-1 (powered by Ford GAA V-8.

2) Vehicle tactical codes: meaning Army/Unit and Battery markings a typical M-7 might carry.

Thanks for any help----Dennis

Keywords: M-7/M7B-1 105MM Howitzer Motor Carriage



Entry: 71075
Subject:

Robert Cotton wrote on July 30, 2009


City and State: CHALFONT PA

Unit: 300TH ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION-105 SELF P

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Dec.1952--Oct 1953 Forward Observer, Air Observer

Keywords: Hill 15, Hill 20 , supported 6th ROC, Last battle before the truce. 1stLt or Capt Albright, Lt Col Engle



Entry: 70942
Subject: SMALL

Bobb Craig wrote on July 18, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: FULLERTON ND

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have just cleaned out an elderly gentleman's house. As I was finishing, I found a small flag, that has "RETURNED FROM HELL" in blue letters on the top. The it has a Korean and 48 star US flag next. Below the flags are 3 men, on a Russian with his hands pushing the next, a Chinese (I believe) with a hand gun in the back of someone holding a rifle with a bayonette attached. They are going from left (Russian) to right (unknown). Doees anyone have any ideas about what this flag was made for?

Thanks for your time and help.

Keywords: "RETURNED FROM HELL", 11" X 11" white flag



Entry: 67144
Subject: B BTRY 300TH AFA- KOREA APRIL 1951

Heidi Clemmer wrote on September 9, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: I have just scanned in the group picture of the B Btry 300th AFA- Taken
in Korea April 1951. If anyone is interested in seeing it please email me.



Entry: 64110
Subject: LOOKING FOR RICHARD D. KING

Chris Sepic wrote on January 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hello,

Looking for Richard D. King or any of his buddies who might remember him. He was wounded on 25 Sep 1951 while assigned to the 300th AFA. I am not sure what battery he was in, but he was later assigned to the 370th Armored Infantry Bn in Munich, Germany in 1954-55, and arrived in Germany after re-enlisting in Dec 1953.

Thanks in advance,

Chris

Keywords: Danny King, Richard Daniel King, 300th AFA Battalion, Munich, Henry Kaserne, 370th Armored Infantry Battalion



Entry: 64109
Subject: LOOKING FOR RICHARD D. KING

Chris Sepic wrote on January 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hello,

Looking for Richard D. King or any of his buddies who might remember him. He was wounded on 25 Sep 1951 while assigned to the 300th AFA. I am not sure what battery he was in, but he was later assigned to the 370th Armored Infantry Bn in Munich, Germany in 1954-55, and arrived in Germany after re-enlisting in Dec 1953.

Thanks in advance,

Chris

Keywords: Danny King, Richard Daniel King, 300th AFA Battalion, Munich, Henry Kaserne, 370th Armored Infantry Battalion



Entry: 64108
Subject: LOOKING FOR RICHARD D. KING

Chris Sepic wrote on January 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hello,

Looking for Richard D. King or any of his buddies who might remember him. He was wounded on 25 Sep 1951 while assigned to the 300th AFA. I am not sure what battery he was in, but he was later assigned to the 370th Armored Infantry Bn in Munich, Germany in 1954-55, and arrived in Germany after re-enlisting in Dec 1953.

Thanks in advance,

Chris

Keywords: Danny King, Richard Daniel King, 300th AFA Battalion, Munich, Henry Kaserne, 370th Armored Infantry Battalion



Entry: 55289
Subject: 300TH A.F.A.

Thomas (Tom) Culbertson wrote on January 20, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOWLING GREEN KY

Unit: 2BG 12CAV (KOREA ' 61-' 62)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I recently aquired a son-in-law and in getting to know him, learned that his father was a replacement(probably served from around May '51- May '52) member of the 300th A.F.A. He is anxious for any information about his dad's service with that unit. If there are any members of the unit out there who remembers "Rafie" Rafalowski Any information would be deeply appreciated. My son-in-law was only 19 when his father passed away and his military service was just one of many things they hadn't talked much about. Thanks for any help.
Sincerly, Tom Culbertson
C/S Co. Recon. Plt. 2BG 12Cav. Korea '61-'62

Keywords: 300th Armored Field Artillery, Korea



Entry: 54632
Subject: GRANDFATHER SERVICED W/ 300TH AFA BN

Garrett Cottrell wrote on December 13, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hello Everyone;

I tried to find out some information about the 300 AFA BN. My Grandfather served in Korea from 20 Feb 51 till 53. Im trying to find out some information about the 300th. Any comments and information would be great.

Thanks for your service,
Garrett B. Cottrell
Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran

Keywords:



Entry: 54561
Subject: LT. DOUGLAS M. PEACE

Wes Meeker wrote on December 9, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LOVELL WY

Unit: SV. BTRY. 300TH A.F.A BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I would just like to reminisce with Lt. Peace about some of the experiences we had with Fire Direction. I would also like to hear from anyone that knows anything about Lt. Peace. He was the best Ammunition Officer that I was fortunate to serve under during my time in Korea with Service Battery, 300th AFA Bn.

Keywords: Looking for Lt. Douglas M. Peace, Ammo Supply Officer, 1951 in Korea. I was his Ammo Sgt. He came up with the idea for our Mascot- Andy Ammo from an Argosy Magazine. Permission granted by the cartoonist. He was highly respected by the men in the ammunition train.



Entry: 51479
Subject: INFORMATION ON JOHN L. MARTIN, RA39569578, ARTILLLERY, UNITED STATES ARMY, BATTERY

Robert Leffler wrote on June 12, 2005


City and State: FORT MILL SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Request additional information from anyone who knew my Uncle, John L. Martin during the time he was in Korea or during WWII and the units he was assigned to and any of their actions. I remember many stories about his up and down the ranks problems (Fondness for doing what he felt was right and not necessarily what was ordered)... and one of his SS Citations which stated Awarded to PFC John L. Martin (then MSG John L Martin)... I am not sure if the above write up is the one or not... Uncle John has passed on and his Military records maintained by the US were burnt... his personal copies have been misplaced... any all help would be appriciated.

Robert J. Leffler
rjlefflere7@yahoo.com

Keywords: JOHN L. MARTIN, RA39569578, Artilllery, United States Army, Battery "A" 300th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, distinguished himself by gallantry in action against the enemy near Inje, Korea. On 28 May 51, Battery "A" was moving in close support with a spearhead of Task Force Baker when the colum was subjected to intense and accurate rifle, machine gun, and mortar fire from a numerically superior enemy well intrenched on hills overlooking the road. Thoughtless of his own personal safety, and spurning adaquate cover, Private Martin skillfully manned the machine gun on the half-track personnel carrier he was riding, and succesfully delivered a devastating fire on enemy intrenchments. Without releif from his hazardous post during the enemy attack, he accounted for numerous enemy casualties. His quick, decisive action and his cool determined persistance under fire kept the column moving on its mission and thereby saved many lives. His gallantry on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and the military service.
Entered Federal service from California.

Notice he was wounded on 28 May in the write up and it is writen in ink on the back of the picture ( wounded twice within a weeks time ).



Entry: 47234
Subject: HI FROM WYOMING!

Jan Desmond wrote on December 2, 2004


City and State: WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was looking through here and just wanted to say hello and thank you to our vets.
My husband is a member of the Wy ANG serving in Iraq.
His Father was a Captain of the same NG unit and passed away in 1998.

Again thank you to all of our vets.

I am a member of the FRG in the Ng so, feel free to email
Jan

Keywords: 2nd/300 FWD 112MP BN I Co.



Entry: 45988
Subject: TRY TO FIND INFO FOR UNCLE

Michael Montgomery wrote on September 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: my uncle was in the 300th afab during the korean war i beleave fro 1951 to 1953 he was wonded badly at the end he was attatched to I corps and X corps and 1st marinemy uncles nae is Cleo Montgomery if any info please email me thanks



Entry: 44356
Subject: 300TH NOW IN IRAG

Rob Schwartz wrote on July 9, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: AS of April 04 Half of 2nd300 has been in Iraq after 54 years this is the largest deployment of the unit. I happen to be a proud father of one of th soldiers. They are all fine and seaveing our contry with pride.
Thought nsome of you old timers might want to boost there moral with a note from you and maybe an old tale our too.
Right now my son's address is ;
Cpl Schwartz Otto 3280
112 MP BN/I CO
APO AE 09378
All the wyoming boys are together so he would be happy to share any mail.

Thank you Rob

Keywords: 2nd 300FA/BN



Entry: 41353
Subject: FINDING FRIEND

Robert (Bob) Walsh wrote on February 29, 2004


City and State: FT. WORTH TX

Unit: 300TH AFA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in B Btry 300th AFA Bn serving on a Forward Observer team.
I served with a Lt. Cox who I believe was from New England. I was Recon Sgt. and would like to contact Lt. Cox. If anyone knows where I might contact him I would certanily like to hear from them.
The 300th AFA BN reunion will be in Sheridan, Wyoming 10-12 September 2004. Contact me for more information

Keywords: Korea, May through Dec. 1952



Entry: 39165
Subject: HI, MY DAD WAS WITH CHARLEY BATTERY, 987 ARMED BATTALIAN, HE IS SEARCHING FOR A MEDIC, CORP. WHITMOR

Lori Groves wrote on December 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: GAZIOSMANPASA-ANKARA

Unit: FATHERS, CHARLEY BATTERY 987

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: father looking for friend! I want to help find Corp. Whtmore, medic. Korean war 1951-1952 fathers name, John H. Knaack, Minnesota

Keywords:



Entry: 37982
Subject: C BATTERY, JUNE 8 - JULY 20, 1953

Joseph Marzilli wrote on November 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MARSTONS MILLS MA

Unit: SEE ABOVE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served just 6 weeks (see above) before being evacuated by a chopper to the 46th MASH Hospital with a gunshot to the abdomen. I was very lucky to be operated on by a young surgeon, a Lieut. Smith, thankyou very much, and here it is 50 years later, still in good health. Why me, I wonder, as I read this web site (and www.theforgottenvictory.org) at all the good men the 300th AFA lost in Korea.

I was a courier and drove a jeep all over the 5th Battle Group delivering manilla envelopes. The only name I remember is a Lavoie who transferred in the same day as I did, but I have vivid memories that I would share and compare with any of you who were there with me.

Keywords:



Entry: 36517
Subject: SEARCHING

Elmer Cox wrote on August 26, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CULLMAN AL

Unit: BATTERY C, 3OOTH AFA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am searching for names of former members who served in C Battery, 300th AFA Bn during the dates of January 1952 to September 1952.

Keywords:



Entry: 34102
Subject: LOOKING FOR GRANDFATHERS INFO.....

Robert Jones II wrote on May 10, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was in the 300th. A. F. A. BN., acording to a large patch I have found. It looks like it may have been on the back of a coat, and is very large. At the top, it has the Eighth Army symbol, surrounded by a ribbon that says "JUST RETURNED FROM HELL", with the numbers 1953 and 1954 on the ends of the ribbons. Under the symbol it says "KOREA", then "300th. A. F. A. BN." It has a globe, with a radio tower broadcasting signals, and a ring around the globe in the middle. Around the globe, is the names of several cities in Korea. Below the cities, it says his name, and then has three flags side by side-first is the U.S. flag, then a blue flag with a white radar lookin-thing, with arrows around the radar. The third flag is white, with a pink\grey ying-yang, and what looks like four symbols from lines, one in each corner.

If you would like to know his name, please e-mail me with anything you might know about this patch.

Thank you!

Keywords: was in PO HANG, KIMPO, MASAN, PUSAN, TAE GU, SEOUL, CHUNCHON. (not necisarily that order)



Entry: 32803
Subject: CSM EUGENE W. LEWIS

Rick Lewis wrote on March 15, 2003


City and State: SILVERTON OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was surprised to find this entry about the 300th in Korea. Many names are very familiar due to my dad's memories of the outfit. My dad is Eugene W. Lewis, CSM retired. He passed away on March 3rd in Sheridan, Wyoming. My brother and I proudly wore the bolo ties made by a member of the unit that served in Korea and dad wore his to his final resting place. Some of you may not have heard of his passing and that's why I wanted to make this entry. He was very proud of his service and it was good to see some of his friends from the 300th at the funeral. Several years ago, dad helped organize the 50th reunion of the 300th. He also gave me a copy of Bill Day's book which is a cherished gift. My brother and I both served in HQ Btry 49th FA in Sheridan after getting out of the Army in the early 70's. It was good to see they have reorganized under the old 300th. I now live in Silverton, Oregon where I am Chief of Police. An interesting side note - I was born August 29, 1950 -- the morning of the day the unit boarded the troop train for Fort Lewis in preparation for shipping out to Korea. Mom and I moved to the North Fort several months later and remained at Fort Lewis until the unit shipped out.

Keywords:



Entry: 32642
Subject:

Jim Dunten wrote on March 9, 2003


City and State: HILLSDALE MI

Unit: 300TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 30095
Subject: 300 AFAB

Robert J. (Bobby) Garner wrote on December 2, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: DESOTO TX

Unit: 196 FAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Following is from my Web Site taken from my Dairy kept while in Korea - Does anyone know of one of your trucks going off side of a mountain and if the driver was injured?

"Sunday June 10 I got in about 7:30 AM from hauling ammo all night. We do quite a bit of hauling at night just like we do during the day when we are firing. We were on one of the mountain passes I was telling you about earlier. A 6X6 hauling ammo for the 300 FAB went over the side of the cliff last night. It was pulling one of the little ammo trailers and it slipped off the road and pulled the truck with it. Quite a drop, I would estimate 2 or 300 feet to the valley below. Don't know if anyone was hurt or not. We had to move on and the MP's were there and they could take care of it. Was not a good thing to witness. "

http://users.ticnet.com/rjgarner/guardhistory.htm


Keywords: Entry from my dairy



Entry: 29572
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT ABRAM GOODWIN

Tim Goodwin wrote on November 14, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: C BTRY 2-300 FA

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ABOUT ABRAM GOODWIN. HE WENT TO KOREA WITH C-BTRY 300 AFA. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF HE IS IN MY FAMILY TREE. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP. TIM

Keywords:



Entry: 28317
Subject: CAMP GUERNSEY, WYOMING TRAINING ??

Stephen Walls wrote on September 17, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHEYENNE WY

Unit: 300 ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Veterans, Camp Guernsey Training Area: Did you train at Camp Guernsey or Pole Mountain between 1939 and 1959? We need information, history and photos of ranges and training area. Please contact WYARNG Steve Walls by email at steve.walls@wy.ngb.army.mil or telephone (307)772-5285.

Keywords: Cowboy Artillery, 300th Armored Field Artillery, Camp Guernsey Training Arera, Pole Mountain, Firing Ranges.



Entry: 27684
Subject: WILLIAM JOHANNIGMAN

Jay Johannigman wrote on August 18, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am the son of Bill Johannigman. Dad died over 10 years ago and our family was separated from him for the last 25 years. I am looking for information regarding his service in Korea and have been told that he was activated from Ohio and served with the 300th AFAB. He received the purple heart for having received burns while destroying an ammunition dump during a withdrawal.
I remain a member of the USAF Reserves and any information would be most appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 27406
Subject: 1951-1952

Royden Benford JR. wrote on August 5, 2002


City and State: ALVIN TX

Unit: C-BATTERY 300TH ARMORED

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have a picture of a sign that was posted by
Charley Battery that says, "Charley Battery the farthest unit North of the 38th Parallel".
I, also, have a printed list of names that I found
in my old Army Jacket and I believe some of them
are members of the 300th that left Korea the same
time I did.

Keywords: Hill # 190? /Forward observation, Line Wireman,



Entry: 27133
Subject: CORPORAL WILLIAM GORMAN, 300TH AFA BATTERY C

Alex Van Dyne wrote on July 26, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I recently discovered this site and asked my
computer/internet-challenged father for some details regarding his service in
Korea. He did basic at Ford Ord then shipped out to Korea. His period in Korea
was Feb. 51 to Feb. 52. He recalls that Battery C had its moments in combat but
that Battery A was the one that caught some real hell (perhaps the Battle of
Inje?) He also recalls that a large number of vets from the 300th were National
Guard kids from a small town or towns in Wyoming (Thermopolis?) and that many
were not trained properly and were thrown into combat prematurely, suffering
unnecessary losses. Also, the Wyoming "gang" had an attitude about any one of
their own getting promoted over each other since that would lead to gossip and
rivalry back home in Wyo. Thus when my dad, who was a Canadian fighting in
Korea to get his U.S. citizenship, got promoted, the Wyoming guys could care
less. My dad also recalls talking to a soldier named Day (Bill Day?) who
claimed to be related to Doris Day. My dad replied that Doris Day's real name
was Kappelhoff, thus scotching the man's claim. Also, he told me before I even
found this website, about a man named Zeke Alton. My dad was on hand at the
time of Alton's death, apparently caused by Alton's dog (a pet being against
regulations but Alton was given a break since he was a long time vet who had
survived the Bataan Death March). The dog struck one of our own trip-grenades
that had not been cleared out by the ROK after that particular sector had been
re-taken, the grenade not injuring the dog but sending a small chunk of shrapnel
into Alton's chest, killing him almost instantly. My father has been partially
deaf in his left ear ever since Korea due to his position firing countless
rounds. Rather than graduate to sergeant, my father found more interest serving
as a Fire Direction Officer where he spent the last part of his service in
Korea. He has a wealth of stories, an outstanding memory considering the time
gone by, and only has a problem remembering the names of a lot of fellow vets,
though he remembers in particular Arie Slagboom and Jack Vanoy.
>

Keywords: Corporal William Gorman AKA O'Gorman, Battery C, RA, Fire Direction



Entry: 25839
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN 300TH AFA IN KOREA IN 1953.

Ed Attanasio wrote on May 28, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 24869
Subject: REUNION

Ralph (Dick) Rench wrote on April 21, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW BUFFALO MI

Unit: 300THAFA SVC.BTY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 23026
Subject: RESPONDING

George H. Jacobs wrote on February 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: 300TH AFA BN. KOREA, THROUGH 1953

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to contact Tom Hruza as I understand he is in charge of one of the 300ths associations
Address: Nebraska

Keywords: "Brute"
Wyoming Line
Presidential Unit Citation - Kumsong



Entry: 22884
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES/REUNION

Irvin Mattivi wrote on February 3, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit: BATTERY 'B' 300 AFA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: When I joined Batty. "B" in late Feb. 1952 we were near "Heartbreak Ridge". "A"and "C" Batteries supported the 2nd Inf. Div. while we supported the U.S.Marines on Hill 1220. We were
part of "X" Corp at that time. I was only with the unit a few weeks until we moved over to the Kongol/Kumsong area along the Kumsong River. We then became part of the 5th Artillery Group in the "IX" Corp . We supported the 40th Inf. Div., at first but eventually several ROK divisions,
and the 7th Inf. Div. (31 and 32 Regiments.) I
replaced Sgt. Pearson as Communications Chief.He
was Canadian but joined the US Army in Montana.
Melvin "Mort" Angell, (RI)Iwas my replacement.I entered Korea 02/18/52 and left 02/17/53.

***300TH AFA BN REUNION WILL BE HELD SEPT.6TH,7TH,
AND 8TH IN CHEYENNE,WY.***

For further information CONTACT:

The 300th Armored Field Artillery Bn.Assoc.

Mr. Dick Thune, Commander
10802 Sunset Bay Lane
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-543-4672

Mr. Bob Halliwell, Adjutant General
300th AFA Association
6069 Halliwell-Lyda Road
Bryan, Texas 77808
Phone: 409-589-3164
Mr.




Keywords: Kumsong, Kongol, OP 19, Henry Becker,Inwood,NY,
Ted Jozwik, Niagra Falls,N.Y,Larry Shiffrin,Long
Island,NY, Rodney Martin,Waterbury,Conn.,Luther "Songbird" Birdsong,Pollaski,TN, Fred Eggli,Flint,
MI,Stanley Mariner, Lt. Joseph Nally,Calif., Lt.Guerin,Calif., M/Sgt. Hardin, First/Sgt.Dennis,
SFC. Bryce Fisher(Mess Sgt.),and Cpl.Jack Frank-houser,both of Calif., Glendell L.Taggert, Indian-ola,IA.



Entry: 22585
Subject: 51-52

Hank (Danny) Daniels wrote on January 24, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PALMETTO FL

Unit: BATTERY C 300TH AFA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from any of the guys I served with , I was ther last few days of 51 to late spring of 52.

Keywords: called danny (amoung other things) my driver was Mathews and replacement was Charley Revelle from Mo.



Entry: 20713
Subject: FINDING FRIENDS, WILLIAM A. DAVIDSON

Debra Phegley (Davison) wrote on November 17, 2001

Deceased

City and State: DAMASCUS OR

Unit: 300TH ARMORED FIELD ARTILLERY - SELF PROPELLED

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad just had open heart surgery, October 2001, at the Seattle VA Hospital. He is recovering nicely in Homedale, Idaho. Thank you and God Bless You VA Hospitals.

Keywords: My Dad, William A. Davison, is a Veteran of the Korean War. He asked me to look for an old friend, Elmer Lish - Wyoming National Guard Volunteers - Service 1952.



Entry: 19779
Subject: ROBERT LEE LINK A BATT

Micheal Link wrote on October 5, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: BUFFALO WY

Unit: 300TH A.F.A. BN. C .BATTERY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Bob Link was my dad and would like information on other service men enlisted at the same time who would have known him.

Keywords: Robert Lee Link 1950 enlisted, possibly a 2 year stay. 300th A.F.A. BN. C.Battery



Entry: 19561
Subject: WAS THE 300TH AFABN EVER A PART OF 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY GROUP, WHICH WAS IN THE KUMSONG AREA?

James F. McHenry wrote on September 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 17226
Subject: GORDON 'ZEKE' H. ALTON, SGT.

Steven Hobbs wrote on June 10, 2001


City and State: KANEOHE HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Gorden Elton "Zeke" was born to Emma Ward. At an early age joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, at 16-17 he ran away and joined the US Army. As he was underage, he used the last name of "Alton." He was a member of one of the last US Army Calvary units; B-Troop, 4th Cavalry(Ft. Meade, South Dakota). Prior to WW II, he was sent to the Philippines. He was stationed on Ft. Drum in Manila Bay. He was captured on Carrigador. He was wounded in the abdomen by US aircraft fire while a prisoner at Bilibig prison. He was operated on without anesthesia, a Father Duffy was a great fiend during this time. Eventually he was sent via ship to Japan, where he worked in a Japanese Copper mine. He hid an US flag (reportedly in "the crack of his ass." This flag was ultimately given to Bruce Hobbs, in the 1980's)
After liberation, he was a patient at several VA hospitals. Family lore is full of his disappearing from the hospital, only to appear home in mid-winter, dressed in pajamas. He would always go back. At the outbreak of the Korean War, he volunteered for combat. He was a Sgt. and attached to 300 ART BN, 2 Inf Div. He was killed in Korea 9/9/1951. Reportedly his dog was wounded (? by a land-mine), he went to get the dog and was killed in a secondary explosion. He is buried in Deer River, Minnesota.
I would love to contact anyone who may have known him or of him. I am writing an article about this very interesting man (my uncle)

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Entry: 16984
Subject: NOT FORGOTTEN

John Keeper (Kepper) wrote on May 30, 2001

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Unit: H-S BATTERY, 300TH AFA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am not good at remembering names, but I remember my first unit assigned to after basic training. I was 18 at the time and looked 14. The only name I remember is Jed Fink, who was my mentor and looked after my training.If he is not dead by now he would be in his late 80's. He used to bait me a lot and one of his saying's was "bite me in the ass"!!.I retired from the Army in 1971. I now live in Balmorhea, Texas and would appreciate any knowledge of what happened to Jed Fink.,Thanks, John

Keywords: Joined 300th AFA in May 51 and left April 52
Welder with tank recovery crew. I was one of the few RA's at the time.



Entry: 14973
Subject: C BATT

Loren Thomson wrote on February 14, 2001

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City and State: CASTLE ROCK CO

Unit: C BATTERY 2ND/300TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: C BATTERY 2ND/300TH FA BN

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Entry: 14526
Subject: LOOKING FOR FATHER

Ed Williams wrote on January 23, 2001

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City and State: PANAMA CITY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have been looking for my father for years.
I was given letters in 1997 sent from him in
1952-53. These were kept from me by my mother all these years. My father begged for me to write him.
The only info I have is the return address on the letters. As follows:
WOJG Edward L. Williams
W-2150551
SV. Btry 300th AFA BN
APO 301 c/o pm. S.F.
I think he would have retired in Calif. since thats where he was born and had a sister and brother there.
If anyone has any info please contact me.
Thanks in advance
Ed Williams

Keywords: Edward L. Williams
sv 300th AFA BN
could have served in 9th corp or I corp
1952-53



Entry: 14490
Subject: A BATTERY 51-52

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: T he 300fab armored i do not know which battery but i think it was th e Abattery was attached to the HQ company of the 196fab from 1951 to 1952 that was when Icame home it was east of the punchbowl at Kajon-ni with the 8Rok and the 2 Marine .elon R Peavy area code 8507221588

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Entry: 13598
Subject: SVC BATT

Leroy V. Sedgwick wrote on December 12, 2000


City and State: MOUNT ENTERPRISE TX

Unit: SERVICE BATTERY, 300 AFA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Found your site through material from our publication: Cowboy Cannoneers. Like what you are doing. We deserve the recognition that we have never had.

Keywords: 300 AFA Battalion - 1951-51



Entry: 7087
Subject: BATTERY A 300TH AFA ASSOCIATION REUNION

William (Bill) Whitt wrote on February 21, 2000


City and State: THERMOPOLIS WY

Unit: BATTERY A, 300TH AFA BM,

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Join us at our 50th Anniversary Reunion to be held 12, 13 and 14 July 2000 at Thermopolis, Wyoming.
Call or email me for details

Keywords: To all men who served with Battery A, 300th AFA Bn in Korea from Jan 51 thru Jul 53.



Entry: 6632
Subject: 1951 300TH AFA BN

Leo Gonion wrote on February 2, 2000


City and State: POWELL WY

Unit: 300TH AFA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 300TH AFA BN

Keywords: 1951 300th AFA BN



Entry: 5383
Subject: FIRE MISSIONS AND CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Frank T. Manning wrote on December 1, 1999

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City and State: THERMOPOLIS WY

Unit: BATTERY A, 300TH AFA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Like Bill Day, I have also written a book about the 300th, but mine is primarily about Battery A, the National Guard unit from Thermopolis, Wyoming.

It is called FIRE MISSIONS AND CHERRY BLOSSOMS.

It covers the time when the unit was first activated in 1950 through the first year in Korea. Many a boy grew to be a man during that time. I'm proud to have been a member of one of the most decorated artillery units in Korea.

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