61st Field Artillery Battalion (105MM)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 88700
Subject: FRANK MOWERY - CONTACT INFO

Frank Mowery wrote on April 8, 2014


City and State: CASPER WY

Unit: A BATTERY 61ST F.A. BATTALLION 1ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have updated my current email address and contact information here.

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Entry: 86123
Subject: BIG THANKS TO THE KOREAN WAR PROJECT

Howard K. Inderdahl wrote on May 5, 2013

Deceased

City and State: SCANDINAVIA WI

Unit: 61ST FIELD ARTILLERY HQ. BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: A Big Thank You to the Korean War Project. I have located the
family of Donald W. Welty by e-mail from his Grand Daughter
sending this note to me on April 17,2013.--Hello? Are still out
there? You knew my Granpa.. Please, please, reply if you're
there. second e-mail: Hello! Very glad to see you're doing
okay. My grandfather, Donald W.Welty passed away in 2000. I
would love to get your book. I can send a check for the amount,
if you let me know the cost. I can't tell how wonderful it is
you are doing well and knew grandfather, and wrote a book and
thank you. If I am ever near Wisconsin I would love to meet
with you and shake your hand. Thank You, Brianna Welty
Thanks to the Korean War Project. Sta Bueno, Howard Inderdahl

Keywords: Made contact with Korean War Project entry # 40047 posted Jan.
2004.



Entry: 85753
Subject:

Carl H. Hess wrote on March 22, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: PARRISH FL

Unit: 375 TH FA AIR SECT9ON HDQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: 61st FA Battery C reunions My uncle was there in 1951
Chowon Valley

Keywords: Harry ( Homer) Brown Forward Observer



Entry: 82760
Subject: LOOKING FOR A.F. WILSON, JR. 61ST F.A. BN APO 201

Steve Craver wrote on April 15, 2012


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: IST CAV RVN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: In going through some of my old books, I came across
this book. The German Generals Talk that was
inscribed by Major A.F. Wilson, Jr. 61st FA Bn, APO
201. Any info as to relatives, etc. would be
appreciated. Thanks-Steve

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Entry: 82640
Subject: FATHER LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH HIM.

Chris Gilstrap wrote on April 1, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: HANAHAN SC

Unit: BTRY C, 61ST FA BN. 1ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my father,
James W. Gilstrap. He was wounded in Sunchon, North
Korea around 1950.

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Entry: 80116
Subject: BN. CHIEF RADIO OPERATOR, CW

Edwin Jakubowski wrote on August 25, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: ERIE PA

Unit: HQ BTRY 61ST FA BN 1ST CAV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: It has been quite some time since my previous entry, so I thought I would drop a few lines to see if there are any other old timers with whom I have not had previous contact. There are a few guys with whom I am in contact, but always looking for more.

Keywords: Known as "Jake" served in Hq Battery 61st FA Bn from Nov 1950 til Nov 1951 



Entry: 80001
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY UNCLE, BOBBY RAY GARRETT

Cynthia Hitchcock wrote on August 15, 2011


City and State: WEST ALEXANDRIA OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hoping to find someone who served with or knew Pvt Bobby Ray Garrett, U.S.Army, who was k.i.a. on September 15th, 1950. He was seventeen. His death is a mystery to this day. First reported as slightly wounded, 2nd letter stated he died from wounds the same day. No details on where he was killed or how.

Keywords: 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Calvary Division 



Entry: 77954
Subject: REPORTING FOR DUTY

James Coleman wrote on February 22, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: HANOVER MD

Unit: B BTRY 61ST FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Served in B Btry from Feb 1950 to Aug 1951 in Camp Drew Japan, And as we all know, from l end to the other of Korea. Now That was cold.

Keywords: Served as Crew Chief of Base Piece(Gun NUMBER3),from May 51 to Aug 51. STA BUENO



Entry: 75348
Subject: LOOKING FOR MEN WHO SERVED W/UNCLE, DOYLE E. SMITH

Tammie Neary wrote on July 5, 2010


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew or served with my Uncle PFC Doyle E. Smith aka "Smitty " and "Davey". 1st Calvary Division(Inf) 61st Artillery FA Bn, Field Artillery Cannoneer. He was KIA on 09/22/1950 in South Korea at the age of 18 years old.

Keywords: aka "Smitty" or "Davey"



Entry: 72908
Subject: JOHN BENAND MURPHY

Cyril J. Smith wrote on December 26, 2009


City and State: GARDEN CITY NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Am searching for information on Lt John Benand Murphy of the 61th Artillery KIA June 1950. his hometown of Garden City is looking to upgrade and update its Veterans Memorial Park. The current marker only has Korea embossed on it. Murphy was from Garden City NY.

Cyril Smith

Keywords: 61 Arty Bn



Entry: 69172
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD, JOHNNY KING. HE WAS FROM HULBERT OKLAHOMA.

Stan King wrote on February 18, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: He was a wireman. He had a dog named Mike. He was the only survivor when his truck hit an antitank mine.



Entry: 65705
Subject: 61ST F.A. AND 99TH F.A-- MY POP?

Frank Dee Springer SR. wrote on May 22, 2008


City and State: EAGLE POINT OR

Unit: BORN INTO THE 1ST CAV - JULY 21,1950

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I know my father - 1st Sargent Frank Dominick Springer was in the 61st F.A. as well as the 99th F.A. I don't know which one was Korea. He was also in WWII in the Pacific. Leyte, Manilla, the Flying Column... He was at Fort Hood when they rode horses. (He loved those old nags until he died) He was stationed in Japan when Korea cracked open and at Mt. Fugi on maneuvers when they were called back to base for deployment to Korea. He was in that first brutally mauled wave to go into Korea. I understand it was the first 586 soldiers to go across the Sea of Japan. He was rotated home around January of 1951. My mother was full into her ninth month of pregnancy with me when he shipped. He got to see me for the first time in a photograph on the front page of the Stars and Stripes. One of his guys had a copy and called out to my Pop- as he threw the paper over to his fox hole- "hey Springer, is this you?" The caption under the photo of the worried woman with a week old baby in her arms, read.. "Wife and newborn son of 1st Sargent Frank D. Springer- somewhere in Korea"


He talked extremely little with me about the war. I guess old war horses need only mention that kind of combat with other war horses. That talk of horror is not for their kids. Also my cousin- Andrew Dee Shane- was in Korea and was killed. I was named in part for him, prior to his shipping to the war zone.

I have seen a photo of his 105mm gun with the name "Fireball of Taejon" on the side. (He told me at one point they were firing so fast and level with the ground that the barrel just turned to a glow of red and so came the name. I also have a trooper hat with the emblem on the front "esta Bueno"depicting a good artillery round.

If anyone has any knowledge of these two fine American soldiers, please contact me. My Pop has now passed over to stand in the ranks at that last battle line. I know he is side by side with, what he lovingly called his "boys". Seven Bronze Stars, the Purple heart, and the V for Valor and I thought he was going to spank me when I called him my hero. His heroes were "his boys" that didn't get to come home to their loved ones. Gotta love a guy like that. ( I never mentioned the "hero" thing again, but he will always be my personal hero)

I am most humbly yours in spirit-

Frank Dee Springer Sr.-- Son of the First Cav

Keywords: First Cav -- gun name- Fireball of Taejon- 1st Sargent Frank Dominick Springer- Korea 1950 -- Do you know him?



Entry: 65422
Subject: UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATIN

Mark A. Hodge wrote on April 28, 2008


City and State: GREENFIELD IN

Unit: HHB 61ST FA BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just wanted to update my contact info.
Thanks, Mark Hodge

Keywords: Wayne Hodge HHB 61st FA BN



Entry: 60920
Subject: UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Kelly Van Arsdel JR. wrote on May 8, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'm updating my contact information for anyone that might have any remembrances of my late father, Kelly W Van Arsdel. He served in Korea in 1951, and later in Japan in 1952. He was a FO with A Battery of the 61st FA Btn., 1st Cavalry Div. If anyone has any memories to share with me I'd be grateful.

Thanks much,
Kelly Jr.

Keywords: 61st FA Btn. A Battery, 1st Cavalry, Korea 1951,



Entry: 60190
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT KNEW MY UNCLE JAMES HUTTON KIA MAY 22, 1951 61ST ARTILLERY

Scott Hutton wrote on March 2, 2007


City and State: ROCKLIN CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 58081
Subject: SGT. KELLY W VAN ARSDEL

Kelly Van Arsdel JR. wrote on July 13, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Looking for anyone that might have served with my late father, Kelly W. Van Arsdel, who was with the 61st. F.A. Btn., A Btry, Ist Cav., who was in country in '51, and later in Japan in '52. I know that he had shrapnel in his leg when he passed away, but was never awarded a Purple Heart. I'd much appreciate anyone that might have any stories of their time with him.

Thanks very much in advance,

Kelly Jr.

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Entry: 58069
Subject: SGT. KELLY W. VAN ARSDEL, 61ST F.A. BTN.

Kelly Van Arsdel JR. wrote on July 12, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that might have some remembrance of my late father, Kelly W. Van Arsdel, 61st F.A. Btn, who was in country in 1951, later Japan in 1952 if memory serves me correctly. Any recollections of him that you can share would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Kelly Jr.

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Entry: 54027
Subject: LT WARNER TURNER BONFOEY

Charles Jensch wrote on November 10, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any information available on my high school classmate, Lt Bonfoey, KIA Oct 29,1951 serving as Forward Observer 61st Field Artillery BN. I would be very grateful for any news any one could give me about him. Thanks

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Entry: 52966
Subject: DO YOU REMEMBER T SGT. ALBERTO LERMA

Margot Lerma-Zendejas wrote on September 1, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is just now sharing some of his experiences of the war. If you remember him let me know. He spoke of a Tsunami. Bitter cold, fighting, surving and digging in the "same damn fox hole I dug up a year ago." Convoys getting stuck in the mud, bridges getting washed out, rivers immpassable, a dog he called Fido, getting blood poisoning from a bayonet wound, and taking beer from supply and blaming it on the Marines. I have a photo of him standing knee deep in snow,and another of him in front of quanset hut #629, there is a flag with 61 B and crossed cannons on it.

Keywords: Sgt. Al Lerma, served in Korea with the 61st FAB Comp B, for almost 3years 51-53



Entry: 52813
Subject: COL. ALDEN HATCH

Scott Hatch wrote on August 24, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I'm trying to track down any information on my grandfather, alden hatch, who commanded 61st FAB until he was wounded. His xo was Major Paul Fischer (sp?). does anyone know of his whereabouts?

I have corresponded with some of you in the past, but I am looking for anyone who might have rememberances of my grandfather, Lt. Col. Alden Hatch who was Battalion Commander of the 61st FAB. I would appreciate hearing from you at the following e-mail address.

shatch@comcast.net


This is a resend of an earlier message. I have a new email address. Thank you very much. Scott Hatch

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Entry: 51667
Subject: LOCATING TOOPERS FROM 61ST FA BN

Howard K. Inderdahl wrote on June 23, 2005

Deceased

City and State: SCANDINAVIA WI

Unit: 61ST FA BN HEADQUARTERS BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have located several Troopers, They are Aronson,Jakubuski,Bracey, Silva from HQ Btry and Hentz fron SV Btry. We are having our 61st FA BN reunion next year 2006 on May 1,2,3 [Mon, Tues. Wed] at Sugarcreek, Ohio. [Amish Country]
Any Troopers from the 61st Field Artillery Battalion are needed and welcomed to join us.
Anyone from the Korean War that cannot remember where and when they fought in Korea or relatives that want to learn more about where their loved ones was and how it was in Korea from Nov. 28, 1950 to Oct. 26, 1951. My book " In The Hills of Korea" has about 100 mini-stories and also letters sent home which are dated and shows Korean villages while I was in Korea which can be used to trace our paths up and down North and South Korea. My duties was with Headquarters Battery and was in the wire section, Radio section, Liaison section and supported the 5th Regt. 1st Cav.. Pfc to M/Sgt in Korea. My last assignment was Communication Chief. Most of my time in Korea was spent close to the A Company 5th Regt.
Commo Chief Howard Inderdahl Sta Bueno

Keywords: More Troopers for our runions needed.



Entry: 48463
Subject: HQ BATTERY 61 FABN 1950-51

Charles Janeski wrote on January 28, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served during the Korean War from 1950 thru 1951 (17 months total). He died in 1971 when I was 9 years old so I never discussed any war memories with him as he probably thought I was too young to comprehend the horrors of war. He was from Alpena Michigan and served with a Joseph Rathbun from Grand Rapids Mich. I met Joe around 1989 and he provided me with a whole new world of my father's service including never seen before photos of my father in 1950. He never told me much about my fathers experiences, demeanor, attitude, and most importantly his personality as I was young when he died and lost this precious opportunity a father and son share. I am 44 now, the age when he died and his likeness and personality is still a sought after mystery. Ironically I was promoted to Sergeant (Lansing Police Department) exactly 50 years later in the same month he received his promotion during his Army service in Korea. If anyone remembers him I'd sure appreciate a line or two. I believe he made it to staff Sgt but missed another rocker for unknown reasons. Mr. Rathbun mentioned a time when North Korean soldiers were sneaking past their position in the night and a Captain walked into the bunker and cranked up a phone which the enemy heard and started firing on their position. Rathbun stated after the firefight my dad jumped on the Captain and began choking him out......perhaps the reason for not getting the second rocker on his chevron. He never received any documentation on his DD 214 regarding any service medals or commendations as reflected on Mr. Rathbuns 214 paperwork. They both rotated out to Hokkiodo Japan at the end of their tours. Thank you all for your dedication and service to our country.

2nd Plt/Sgt. Charles T. Janeski
Uniform Division/North Pct
Lansing Police Department
Lansing, Mich

Keywords: 4TH ARMY/1ST Cav Div. 61st FABN HQ BATTERY 1950-51



Entry: 46551
Subject: HQ BATTERY

Mark A. Hodge wrote on October 29, 2004


City and State: GREENFIELD IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just wanted to let you know my new email address

Keywords: wayne hodge, hq btry



Entry: 45737
Subject: 61ST FIELD ARTILLIARY BN ASSM

William (Bill) Stewart wrote on September 10, 2004


City and State: TERRE HAUTE IN

Unit: 61ST FIELD ARTILLIARY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am now the coordinator of the 61st FA Bn Assn.
We are a group of mostly Korean Vets who meets for
a reunion once a year. I will gladly send info to any vet who served with the 61st in Korea or any where else.

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Entry: 44762
Subject:

Charles Allen wrote on July 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: MAUSTON WI

Unit: B BATTERY 61FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I ARRIVED IN KOREA IN JAN. 1951 ON THE KOAN MARU. I WAS FIRST ASSIGNED TO 8TH ARMY SIGNAL,BUT SHORTLY WAS SENT NORTH BY TRAIN. I WAS POSTED TO B BATTERY,AND WAS ASSIGNED AS A PERIMETER GUARD WITH A 50 CALIBER.THIS LASTED A SHORT TIME,AND I WAS PLACED ON A FORWARD OBSERVER TEAM.I WAS MADE SGT AFTER MY LIEUTENANT WAS WOUNDED. I DIRECTED FIRE ON TROOP CONCENTRATIONS,AND OTHER TARGETS. I LEFT INCHON ON AN LST AND BOARDED THE GEN BALOU TO SASEBO,AND TO SEATTLE ON THE AIKEN VICTORY,

Keywords: CHUCK HILL 716 CHONCHON SEOUL MARINE LYNX AIKEN VICTORY



Entry: 43520
Subject: KOREAN VET

Edwin Jakubowski wrote on June 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ERIE PA

Unit: HQ BTRY 61ST FABN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Reporting in after having discovered the site only this morning

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Entry: 42016
Subject: 61ST HQ. BUDDIES

Charles Bracey SR. wrote on March 30, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ABERDEEN NC

Unit: HQ. BATTERY-61ST FA BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would love to know about Homer Harding, Sam Salamone,Bernard Silva, John Eubanks, Sam Kinder. oe Noe, Joe Alvarez, Bob Whitworth, Ed Carrol, James Johnston, George Besst(my crew chief), Al Staneart, Temple Lord, Earl Sampsell. Any body with any info or email addresses on these guys, I would appreciate. Thanks.

Keywords: My name is Charles Bracey from NC. My twin brother< Neill and I served in the Commo Section of HQ. Battery-61st Fa Bn from July 1951 to Feb. i1953. Neill passed away 6 years ago.



Entry: 41207
Subject: LOOKING 61ST FA MEMBER

Jeffrey Tally wrote on February 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father James A. Tally served with A Battery, 61st FA Bn in Korea from August 1951 until January 1952 and then went with the battalion to Chitose Japan. He would love to hear from any old buddies. He entered the Army in Lincoln, NE. His contact information is below. Please pass any email correspondence to my address and I will forward it to him

James A. Tally
7513 Lakehurst Court
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-9004

v/r
Jeffrey L. Tally LTC Ret.
8723 Tia Christina Drive NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
jtally110@comcast.net

Keywords: 61st FA Bn, Aug 1951 through Jan 1952, Chitose Japan



Entry: 40930
Subject: A BATTERY, 61ST FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Jeffrey Tally wrote on February 16, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father James A. Tally served in A Battery, 61st FA Bn in Korea from Aug 1951 throug Dec 1951 and then went with the Battalion to Chitose Japan in January 1952. He entered service in Lincoln, NE.
He would enjoy hearing from anyone from this period or hearing about any reunions.
His contact information is.
James A. Tally
7513 Lakehurst Court
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-9004

Keywords: A Battery, 61st FA BN



Entry: 40047
Subject: 61ST FA BN HQ BTRY

Howard K. Inderdahl wrote on January 17, 2004

Deceased

City and State: SCANDINAVIA WI

Unit: 61ST FA BN HQ BTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Donald Welty from Kenosha,WI.He went on rotation in May 1951 from 61st FA BN HQ BTRY.He then left for Germany. Also Wayne Hodge was in the same radio truck HQ 21 as I was. I was a high speed radio operator also. But I also held various assignments in the Headquarters Battery from wire section,liaison section chief and Communication Chief from Nov 50-Oct 51. I wrote a book called In the Hills of Korea about my tour with the 61st FA BN HQ Battery with the 1st Cavalry Division which can be used to help relatives find some answers about their loved ones that did not tell their stories while they were still living.

Keywords: North/South Korea



Entry: 39894
Subject: HQ BATTERY 61ST FA 1CAV DIV

Mark A. Hodge wrote on January 11, 2004


City and State: GREENFIELD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew or served with my father, Wayne W Hodge in Headquarters Battery, 61st FA, in either Japan and or Koera from 1949 to 1951. He was a radio operator, and drove a Dodge truck #HQ21. He never talked about his freinds who died in Korea, so I don't know any names of survivors. He recently passed away on 26 December 2003, and was laid to rest in the national cemetary in the Phoenix Arizona area. Anyone with any info about him, or any family of anyone who may have known him please contact me at Maintenanceman35@aol.com

Keywords: Info on Wayne W Hodge, radio operator, 61st FA Headquarters Battery, dodge truck HQ21



Entry: 39722
Subject: FATHER NEEDS CLOSURE

Dianna Greer wrote on January 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION OR MEMORIES OF WALTER MERDITH GREER FROM RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA DATE OF LOSS 1950 SEPTEMBER 5.
M CO 8 CAV RGT (INF) 1 CAV DIV RANK CPL
SPECIALITY (4812) HEAVY WEAPONS INFANTRYMAN PLACE SOUTH KOREA
LAST LETTER WE RECEIVED SAID HE HAD BEEN BLOWN OVER A HUT WITH A HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVE BUT HE WAS OK-NOT TO WORRY. NO WORD AGAIN UNTIL MILITARY DECLARED HIM MISSING. MY AGING FATHER NEEDS CLOSURE IF YOU COULD HELP...PLEASE. THANK YOU KINDLY DIANNA GREER
540 344-1549 OR gypsyandjack@cox.net if you know anything at all

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Entry: 36635
Subject: JULY 1951-DEC. 1952

Oliver Hoyt Powell wrote on August 31, 2003


City and State: RAIONBOW CITY AL

Unit: B BATTERY 61ST FIELD ARTY BATTALION 1CAV. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would be interested in hearing from any one with this unit in Korea from July 1951 until Dec 1951 and Chitose, Japan Jan.1952 until Dec 1952.

Keywords: Pvt. John R. Owens, Dewey Mayo, Guthery McKenzie, Homer Acosta, Franky Famigetti, Russell E Summerlin, Harold Koppitz, Donald White, Paul Brown, Capt. Maynard E. Caster, Lt. Speedman, Lt. John Owens,



Entry: 35627
Subject: M/SGT MADISON H. HEAD, 61ST FA BN KOREA

J.D. Head wrote on July 20, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, M/Sgt Madison H. Head served with 61st FA Bn during Korea War in 1950-51. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him or may have served with him. Would like to know what Battery he served in, and what his duties were. I also served during Korean War as a Medic. E-mail me direct: jdhead@att.net

Keywords: 61st FA Bn. Korea 1950-51



Entry: 29235
Subject: 61ST FAB/1ST CAVALRY DIV/A BATTERY

Melvin Thomas wrote on November 2, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: TX

Unit: 61ST FAB- A BATTERY/1ST CAVALRY DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for persons stationed in Korea late 1952-1954, and Hokkaido, Japan in 1954-1955 with 61st FAB- A battery.

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Entry: 28851
Subject: LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO KNEW SAM NADAI

Nancy Schaeffer wrote on October 15, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 61ST 105MMH FA BN-1ST CAV DIV

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Sam Nadai was my uncle. My mother (his sister) died in 1969 and have had little to no contact with his side of the family. Would like any information I can get.

Thank you

Keywords: Date of casualty 10/25/1951



Entry: 27158
Subject: 61ST FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Brian Guenthenspberger wrote on July 27, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SEYMOUR IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My name is 1LT Brian Guenthenspberger, I just returned to the US from a tour in Korea with 4-7 Cav which is near the DMZ by Munsan.

My grandfather, Vincent Guenthenspberger, did two tours in the Koream War. The first was with the 61st FA BN, 1st Cav Div. The second was with A/1-31 Inf, 7th Inf Div. I have been researching his experiences lately (he passed on two summers ago). I got ahold of a local newspaper article that talks about how "His battalion has lobbed more than 100,000 high explosive 105 millimeter shells into the Communist forces, killing 10,000 Reds and wounding another estimated 40,000 in more than nine months of rugged fighting."

He never talked much about Korea all the way up until his death. If any one out there knew him or knew of him, I'd love to talk with you. I have already found someone that served with him in A/1-31 Inf on his second tour. I would just like to know more about where the 61st fought and any other information I can get my hands on.

Thanks for your help.

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Entry: 22661
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW PFC JAMES H. SMITH, KIA

Donald C. Stockbauer wrote on January 26, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MILTON FL

Unit: NONE

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My dear friend James H. Smith was killed in Action on my 18th birthday, 26 Nov 1950. I have only 5 letters to remind me of him, but believe me, I have not, and, will never forget him and his supreme sacrifice. He was a boy when he enlisted, but soon became a man in Korea. I still miss him terribly.

Please, if anyone reading this knew James, please let me know. Thank you.

Keywords: PFC James H. Smith,(KIA on 26 Nov 50)Location: Kujang-Dong, N. Korea), A Co., 61st FA.Bn, 2nd Inf. Div.



Entry: 20058
Subject: BTRY C 61ST

Sandy Palmer wrote on October 20, 2001


City and State: FT. WALTON BEACH FL

Unit: BTRY C 61ST

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the daughter of Paul Cecil Hall of Range, Alabama. He served in Korea in 1952. I was just hoping to locate any information on his unit and their service there, or anyone that might have known him. He died of cancer at an early age.

Keywords: Btry C 61st FA Bn



Entry: 19699
Subject: HOPING FOR CONTACT THIS UNIT JULY 50- FEB 51

Walter Wilder JR. wrote on October 1, 2001


City and State: GREER SC

Unit: 61 ST FA BN HQ CO LEASON UNIT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: left camp drew july 50 on lst i was 16 years old and was assigned to drive battery commander jeep was transfered to leason squod stayed till wounded feb 17 51 have had no contact with any member of that unit .I would like to hear from any one from that unit

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Entry: 16904
Subject: 61ST FIELD ARTILLARY

Joseph Baker wrote on May 29, 2001


City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Ferris H. Baker, served in Korea with the 61st Field Artillary. I am trying to find out more information regarding the 61st FA and where and when they fought in Korea. My father died in 1985 and I have become more interested in the activities of the 61st FA.

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Entry: 15360
Subject: FROM 1950 TO 1951

Donald Iddings wrote on March 9, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: WINDSOR NY

Unit: B BATTERY61ST'FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE FROMTHIS TIME PERIOD.

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Entry: 14183
Subject: BATTERY B

Harold Bertram wrote on January 9, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROCHESTER NY

Unit: BATTERY B 61ST FIELD ARTILLARY BATTALION, 1ST. CAL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to hear from my fellow comrades that I served with in Battery B 61st Field Artillary Battalion, 1st. Calvary Division. I was present from June 1950 - 1952.

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Entry: 3798
Subject: LOOKING FOR PAUL FISCHER

Scott Hatch wrote on October 30, 1999

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to track down information on my grandfather, alden hatch, who commanded 61st fab until he was wounded. his xo was major paul fischer. does anyone know of his whereabouts?
Hello:

I have corresponded with some of you in the past, but I am looking for anyone who might have rememberances of my grandfather, Lt. COl. Alden Hatch who was Battalion Commander of the 61st FAB. I would appreciate hearing from you at one of the following e-mail addresses.

Thank you very much.
Scott Hatch

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Entry: 2216
Subject: B BATTERY

Percy J. Rogers wrote on November 20, 1998

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City and State: WINDBER PA

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Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY FELLOW COMMRADES THAT I

SERVED WITH IN BATTERY B 61ST FIELD ARTILLARY BATTALION.

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Entry: 2099
Subject: 61 FA FO AND 77FA

Thomas E. (Ed) Williams wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE NC

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Comments: My father, Arlon T. Williams, was a member of the 1st Cav in Japan and went ashore at Pohangdong with the 61 FA and a short while later served with the 77 FA. He was an FO. He kept an unofficial unit diary for a short period of time (mostly during Oct-Nov 1950) and has various names, locations, and unit actions listed. He left Korea in August of 1951 and returned in either 1953 or 1954. He retired from the USA in 1970 as E8 at Ft. Bragg, NC, and still resides in Fayetteville, NC. Contact through my e-mail,

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Entry: 1633
Subject: JULY 1950

Glenn Reynolds wrote on November 20, 1998

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City and State: CHRISTMAS FL

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Comments: I was with the 61th FA BN, 1 CAV. supporting the
5th CAV. Regt. Spent (2) years in Japan, 49 and 50.
Went to Korea July 1950, landed at PONGYONG DO,
July 18th, Rushed to Teagua, to help the 24th DIV.
that had been encirled by the north Koreans.
Pulled back to the Naktong River, and fought there
until the Marines landed at Incohong(wrong spelling) then the race was on for the Yalu river.
then back to Souel. Fought there until May 51, at which time I was on a recon mission and was captured May 14th which is my birthday. Spent the next (28)months (22days as guest of the North
Koreans and the chinese army. Realesed Sept 5th.
We turned out the lights at FREEMON VILLAGE.
The last (45) years has been spent reliving the days of combat and the terrible months in camp
#5 and #2.
Please contact me if you were in my my Division
or either prison camps.
Your brother in arms. Glenn V Reynolds

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Entry: 865
Subject: B BATTERY 8/50-6/51

Billie D. Hewitt wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: SALIDA CA

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Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM BTRY B 61ST FA BN

AUG. 1950 TO JUNE 1951.

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