76th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (SP)


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Entry: 91995
Subject: JUST LOOKING FOR STORIES TO FILL IN THE BLANKS

Amber Lynn (Nink) wrote on October 12, 2015


City and State: SMITHVILLE TX

Unit: 40TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY BRIGADE RIFLE TEAM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Ambernink@yahoo.com

Hello! Found your post on the koreanwar.org website. My grandfather just passed away this past Wednesday, funeral will be Saturday October 17th. His name was Carl Nink and I think he served the same time as you. Around 54-56. Looking at pictures of his life and found so many incredible ones from that time. His gun was gun number two, sky hawk. He was firing for the 40th Antiaircraft artillery brigade riffle team in Okinawa. Specialist 3rd class. Thing he became Sargent towards end of time over there.

Some of the captions he wrote on pictures:
Tsuiki beach
C-12H (?) Globemaster - loading okie
Yokohomo- Jo San & myself
Me, skip, Denny, Kenneth
Our gun no 2 (giant gun bigger than truck size, says sky hawk on it)
40th AAA Brig. Rifle team
Tsuiki range
Homesick (then crossed out)
A.D.X. Drill battle alert -double time
Going to okie (plane ride over there)

Would love to fill in the gaps.

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Entry: 91746
Subject: SOME OF US ARE STILL ALIVE

Charles Rutherford wrote on August 19, 2015


City and State: CANYON LAKE TX

Unit: 76 AAA BN.

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I came to the 76 in July of 54 was sent to K6 in Pyongtace,Korea Was sent to A batter squad 442 Had no light water or anything else lived in a tint hot as hell but we had fun was sent to Camp Drake and later to Nagoya

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Entry: 91745
Subject: HLLO GUYS

Charles Rutherford wrote on August 19, 2015


City and State: CANYON LAKE TX

Unit: 76AAA BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Hope all you guys are well

Keywords: little tex 76AA Bn



Entry: 90649
Subject: 76THAAA C BATTERY. 1953 TO 1954

Shelton Hahn SR wrote on February 23, 2015


City and State: SAPULPA OK

Unit: 76TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was in Korea 1953 -1954. Came home when the battalion was shipped to Japan,. I was in communication until I replaced Sgt Kenneth Rowe as battery clerk in 1954. I'm 82 an wondering if any of the old buddies are still around.. Please Email or call. I have some pictures of time in K-6 and K-8. Hope some of us are still around.

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Entry: 88042
Subject: 76TH AAA

T. Will wrote on January 4, 2014

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: This was an all Black unit during WW2. My father was a member. The unit served on Espiritu Santos and shot down several Japanese aircraft. Initially the Japanese would regularly bomb the island. My father witnessed the USS Calvin Coolidge sink after striking mines in the harbor.

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Entry: 88038
Subject: OLD PHOTOS

Michael Hare wrote on January 3, 2014


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: 76TH AAA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have old photos of the 76th AAA Battalion circa 1955 while located at Komaki Air Base. I am looking for anyone who arranges reunions for this unit during 1955 or if the unit still exits I would like to talk to the unit historian if there is one.

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Entry: 87418
Subject: 76TH AAA BN IN WW2

T. Will wrote on October 16, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: This unit operated on the island of Espirito Santos during WW2



Entry: 86969
Subject: 76TH AAA C131

Armando Vazquez wrote on August 10, 2013


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Is there anyone still alive from position C131 76th AAA 1952-1953?

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Entry: 85351
Subject: 76TH AAA BATTERY D

Harold Clevinger wrote on January 31, 2013


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I was in D battery in Korea from April 54 and moved to
Camp Drake, Japan per LST during the typhoon season.
What a journey!!! From Camp Drake was deployed to
Komaki Air Base. I was the commo chief in D Battery.
Would like to hear from anyone who was there during
that time.

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Entry: 81722
Subject: GREETINGS TO ALL MY BROTHERS

James McKinney wrote on January 13, 2012


City and State: WILMINGTON DE

Unit: A BATTRY 2ND 76TH ARTY I CORPS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: just wanted to say to all you guys that were there like me im so damn glad to still be here.

looking back sometimes i wonder how its possible. quite a few of my brothers that served with me are gone now.

we kept in touch all these years getting together a few times but never often enough.

i think we lived our lives like we had forever but man the years just fly by. i miss them
all. these friends of my youth that was so fleeting.

i pray all you guys, my brothers are well and happy. good luck with your attempts to be compensated for being put in harms way so long ago.

peace
sgt rock

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Entry: 71563
Subject: HISTORY OF 40TH AAA BRIGADE 1951 -1953

Robert Grabarek wrote on September 9, 2009

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City and State: NOTTINGHAM MD

Unit: 40TH AAA BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Battery Clerk 1952-1953



Entry: 69858
Subject: 40TH AAA BRIGADE HDQTRS HYOSHI JAPAN

Wade Dyson wrote on April 13, 2009


City and State: HANAHAN SC

Unit: 40TH AAA BRIGADE HDQTRS, HYOSHI, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: the 40th was a good outfit to be with. I played country music at the clubs on base and around the small towns between Yokohama and Tokyo. If any one remembers any of this or could add to any thing and events that you would share with me during this time i would certainly appreciate it. I have a good many photos of the area and some of the personnel that were at the 40th aaa during this time.
thanks
wade dyson

Keywords: friends at the unit were burch morgan, paul heitzman and shinzu the mess sgt. at this unit from 1955 to june 1956. Sgt High was a friend and he had married a japanese girl, he lived off base and they had an infant child at the time.



Entry: 68559
Subject: PYONGTAEK

Michael D. Rizzo wrote on January 6, 2009


City and State: BROOKLYN NY

Unit: 76TH AAA GUN BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Assigned to the 76th at K-6, Pyongtaek, in 1954, we had just erected quanset huts and a dining room, complete with outdoor movie screen. I was the projectionist as well as a radio operator. Later, the Skysweepers took over our half-tracks. When our outfit dispersed I was sent to Tachikawa, Japan, still as a radio operator then shipped home shortly thereafter. Supposedly we were one of the first outfits to intergrate. As I recall, we never had any problems with personnel. (Too busy) Have some old color slides stored away somewhere in the house. Am now 76 years of age, just retired at 75 as a medic.

Keywords: Lt. Middaugh, Lt. Savage, Capt.Ford, Cpl. Beal.



Entry: 62078
Subject: BTRY D 76TH AAA BN

David Duplisea wrote on August 24, 2007

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in Btry D 76th AAA Bn. He is Sgt Leroy Duplisea. He was there from 1952-1954. Does anybody remember him. I am trying to help him out by finding more info or anybody that might have pictures from that time in that unit. He was on the Quod 50 and he also drove a jeep for supplies/ambulance for a bit.
Please contact me with any useful info.
David

Keywords: 1952-1954



Entry: 54592
Subject: 76TH AAA BAT C 1954

William J. (Bill) Dalmer wrote on December 12, 2005

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City and State: RHINEBECK NY

Unit: 76TH AAA BAT. C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was at k6 right after the peace treaty was signed for 3mos. I was the only one that had been up at the 38th bunch bowl and chrwon. I was charge of quartes almost every week day nite. And at all the battery inspections I was given the guide on. I was there when a russian plane flew down the cost and a group of our night fighters wanted to shoot it down. They did not and it made all the news papers in the states.

Keywords: K6I wa



Entry: 50164
Subject: 76TH AAA (AW) BN (SP) BATTERY D

George Daniels wrote on April 13, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: 76TH AAA (AW) BN (SP) BATTERY D

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: UPDATE....

datein: 1949 dateout: 1952

My Father, Staff Sergeant George Earl Daniels II, proudly served with
the 76th AAA (AW) Bn (SP) Battery D" during the Korean War.

Operating out of a Half-Track Staff Sergeant Daniels was in country from
July 1950 until August 1951 and would like to know of any others from
the "76th" or the 40th Bde. His leadership and strong will has been a
testament to all who have known him. Being a Desert Storm Veteran myself
I understand some of the tribulations he has been though, and I realize
the joy he would have hearing of any follow warriors.



Entry: 48825
Subject: REF 40TH AAA BRIGADE HYOSHI JAPAN

Wade Dyson wrote on February 10, 2005


City and State: HANAHAN SC

Unit: 40TH AAA HDQS HYOSHI JAPAN 19-54-1955

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: Maj hall was comm officer. Burch Morgan, Sgt Dillingham, Mess Sgt was shinshu. He could speak fluent Japanese. If anyone remembers any of this pls fax, email or call me at the numbers listed about.
Wade R Dyson

Keywords: Was at 40th AAA Brigade Hdqs from early 1955 to June 1956. Was Msg ctr chief and crypto operator. Played country music at NCO club.was cpl.



Entry: 48314
Subject: REUNITING W/ UNIT MATES - 76TH AAA BTN

Jerelin Spirlin wrote on January 21, 2005


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY NAME IS JERELIN SPIRLIN. MY FATHER CPL. GERONE SPIRLIN SERVED ON THE 76TH AAA BATTALION FROM 1954-55. HE IS INTERESTED IN TRYING TO REUNITE OR REGAIN CONTACTS OF THE GUYS SERVED WITH OR REMEMBERS HIM. ME AND MY DAD HAD AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION ABOUT HIS TIME IN KOREA AND EXPLAINED HOW INTERESTED HE WOULD BE TO REGAIN CONTACTS OF HIS MATES. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA AND I THOUGHT I WOULD HELP HIM OUT WITH THIS WONDERFUL SITE, SINCE HE DOESN'T HAVE A COMPUTER. IF YOU REMEMBER SPIRLIN FROM THE 76TH FROM 54-55 OR FROM FORT BLISS IN 1953, FEEL FREE TO SEND A MESSAGE. LOOKING FOR OLD UNIT MATES HAVIN SEEN IN YEARS.

Keywords: CPL. GERONE SPIRLIN, 76 AAA GUN BATTALION, 54-55



Entry: 46662
Subject: 76TH AAA BN HISTORY

John Colburn wrote on November 4, 2004

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City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: BTRY C, 76TH AAA BN (AW)(SP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: A group of Army and Air Force veterans who were stationed at Kamoki Air Base at Nagoya, Japan after the Korean War are planning a reunion in May 2005. Several of the Army vets of the 76th AAA Bn are interested in compiling a history of the battalion, and I am willing to put it together.

I have the pages from Kalani O'Sullivan's Kunsan Air Base web site pertaining to the 76th, some of the history of the move to Japan after the Korean armistice, and a contact who was in the 76th AAA in 1942 before the North African invasion in WWII. I live near the National Archives and will get what information is there, also I'll got to the Military History Branch.

I need stories, pictures, letters, anything about the 76th back through WWII. I especially need pictures of the halftrack with a 40mm gun mounted on the back platform and information on any battles the 76th and its batteries, platoons, and squads participated in. All material will be returned as soon as I can copy it.

If there is sufficient interest in the history, I can check out getting it published--nothing fancy to keep the price down.

I would prefer to receive material by e-mail attachments. My e-mail address is johnwcolburn@juno.com

Keywords: Kunsan AB, K8, Pyongtaek, K6, Pictures, Letters, Stories, Kamoki AB, Nagoya, Skysweeper, M16, Quad 50, 40mm gun, Bofors, T19, M15 Special



Entry: 46369
Subject: REUNION

Washington B. James SR. wrote on October 19, 2004


City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: BTRY. A 76TH AAA. AW. BN. SP>

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in Korea,From 1950 to 1951,If any one
remember me please e - mail or write.

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Entry: 45725
Subject: 76 TH AAA HQ BTY 6-1956 8-1957

Rich Yeager SR. wrote on September 10, 2004


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Just wanted to see if there are some guys from the outfit who are still around and have some memories to share.

QUAINT OPERATOR

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Entry: 45192
Subject: HQ BTRY, 76 AAA BN

Eugene (Gene) Vigelis wrote on August 12, 2004

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City and State: LINDEWOLD NJ

Unit: HQ BTRY 76 AAA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Joined the Bn in November 1953, was later attached to the AF finance office at K-55, handling the battalion's pay records. Moved with the battalion to Japan by way of Typhoon June, then participated in the transition to Skysweepers. Worked in the Bn personnel office until September 1955. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

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Entry: 44636
Subject: 76TH AAA BATTALION

Paul Favreau wrote on July 19, 2004


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: 76TH AAA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: i am looking to see if anyone knows him serve with him in the army from 1956-1957 at Komaki Air Base Japan .

Keywords: William P. Foley clerk for battery



Entry: 44285
Subject: SKYSWEEPERS AT TRAVIS AFB

Dan Tillmanns wrote on July 6, 2004


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was an Ordnance Integrated Fire Control repairman stationed at Travis AFB. We maintained the T 38 Skysweepers. The artillery battalion had 16 guns. 15 on station and one was always at the Presidio of San Francisco to be rebuilt. The 15 Skysweepers were distributed around the base. There was also an Ordnance artillery repair detachment.

At the time, Travis AFB had B 36 bombers and I never tired of watching and photographing them land and takeoff. Once, I visited my classmates at Castle AFB which had a similar setup but had B 52 bombers.

There were three such groups attached to the Presidio of San Francisco. The third was at March AFB. There were also Skysweepers at Loring AFB at Limestone, Maine and at Sault St Marie. There were units in England and on Okinawa.

My training began at Ft Monmouth, NJ and finished at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. There is a Skysweeper on display at Aberdeen.

The design purpose of the Skysweeper was to protect front line air fields but was never used for that.

The X band T 9 Radar Tracker mounted on the gun carriage was much fun to play with. It could track a flock of ducks. The computer was mechanical. Component resolvers, prediction unit with differential units, sets of squaring gears and so on. The idea was to transform the polar coordinates from the radar set to rectangular coordinates, predict the future position of the target and transform back to modified polar coordinates for the gun control. The modifications came from a big hourglass shaped cam which had empirically derived artillery shell characteristics ground into it. There was an optical tracking unit with the computer and the gun could be operated visually with that. We were forbidden to touch that but years later, I paid $20 for one at a surplus store. I also have a T 9 radar synchronizer, a "hot dog" unit (Ward-Leonard drive control and a 150 volt DC generator) and some other parts. The Skysweeper used an odd three phase power, 115 volts leg to leg.

The first 500 Skysweepers were made by Sperry Gyroscope Co. Later ones were made by AC Sparkplug and had all sorts of defects.

Live firing exercises were done at Camp (now Fort) Irwin where the Goldstone Tracking Station is now.

Dan Tillmanns

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Entry: 43319
Subject: 76TH AAA AW BN (SP) CREST

John Colburn wrote on May 29, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: BTRY C, 76TH AAA AW BN (SP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I scanned the crest of the 76th AAA AW Bn (SP) and will send it to anyone requesting it. It will be a >GIF attachment to any e-mail message
johnwcolburn@juno.com

Keywords: 76th AAA AW Bn (SP), Kunsan AB, K8, K6



Entry: 42106
Subject: 76TH AAA BN AW SP D BATTERY

Eric Larson wrote on April 4, 2004


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone with info/pictures on the unit 76th AAA BN AW SP D Battery stationed 1953 - 1954. My dad was Kenneth Larson(CPL) on the pictures I have the following people are mentioned some only first names: Fred Davis, R.Roy, Ken, Acy Pratter, Mac, Gerry, Bill, Ray Misskiman(Squad Leader), Makala, Smith, and Riedle. He was based at Kusan Airbase K-6, K-8, and K-14 are mentioned. Squad Dog 222 is also mentioned once on a picture. Thats all I can offer. Can anyone add more info???

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Entry: 41827
Subject: LOOKING FOR 209TH AAA AW. BN. A BTRY. 1946-48 IN YOKOHAMA

Clark Afendoulis wrote on March 18, 2004

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for those who remember playing ball at Lou Gehrig statium in Yokohama, Japan. We won the championship in 47!

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Entry: 41297
Subject: BLACK OFFICERS

Lonnie Williams SR. wrote on February 26, 2004

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City and State: MOUNTLAKE TERRACE WA

Unit: B BTRY, 76TH AAA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to get some official documentation, i.e. Morning Reports, showing my presence in Korea during the period: September 1950 - August 1952. I was a platoon leader during this time with the 76th AAA. I served further in Korea with the Finance Office, 7th Division and at the 9th Finance Office in Pusan.
WILLIAMS, LONNIE WALTER
1st Lt., 0-58661
I also served in WW 2, as an enlisted man, SN 38509976
I am missing all my military records.

Keywords: Served with, among others, Lt. William B. Proctor a fellow honor graduate of ROTC at Hampton University.



Entry: 41169
Subject: ANYONE SERVE WITH CAPT. ENGLE?

Frank Engle wrote on February 22, 2004

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City and State: JONESVILLE MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle, Capt. R.J.Engle (now ret. Major) served with the 76th AAA, attached to the ROK. At one time, the command vehicle was painted yellow and black. He's stubborn about letting me know exactly which outfit, etc., and would like to hear from anyone who served with him. I think he was in B battery, possibly A battery. He also served in WWII and Vietnam, and is still alive (almost 80). Anyone with pictures? Thanks!

Keywords: 76th AAA, Bat. B, July 1950, ROK



Entry: 37846
Subject: KOMAKI AFB, NAGOYA, JAPAN

Alvin R. Bates wrote on October 28, 2003


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: BATTERY A, 76TH AAA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served as the fire control maintenance specialist in a gun unit of the 75MM Skysweeper AAA gun on Komaki Air Force Base near Nagoya, Japan during the period from September 1955 through September 1956.

I am interested in making contact with other members of my gun unit. The unit commander was Sgt. Whala.

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Entry: 37844
Subject:

Alvin R. Bates wrote on October 28, 2003


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: BATTERY A, 76TH AAA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 34697
Subject: 76TH AAA BATTALION HDQTRS

Dan Collard wrote on June 7, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was stationed at Komaki Air Base near Nagoya, Japan. I helped deactivate the 76th AAA Bn. Was sent to Korea....sure would like to hear from any army guys who were in hdgtrs. (1956-57)

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Entry: 28599
Subject: RE: MY UNCLE JERRY JENKINS

John Colburn wrote on October 2, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just suffered a "Senior Moment" in my last message.

Where it reads "1951" in the first and second paragraphs, it should be "1952".

In Dcember 1951 I was cooling my heels and freezing my butt on a 40mm gun in the 8th AAA AW Bn (Semi-mobile) in beautiful Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.

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Entry: 28598
Subject: RE: MY UNCLE JERRY JENKINS

John Colburn wrote on October 2, 2002

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: The 76th AAA AW Bn (SP) was a black enlisted/white officer unit until about Late 1951 when it was integrated. I was assigned to Btry C of the 76th in December 1951, and it was integrated then.

The 76th was assigned to the 10th AAA Group under 8th Army. All personnel wore the 8th Army patch.

The 76th AAA was awarded the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for its service during the Korean War. The Dept of the Army General Order announcing the award was issued about 1956 or 1957, quite a while after many of the men were out of the Army. Anyone who served in the 76th during the Korean War is entitled to the award.

Keywords: 76th AAA AW Bn (SP), ROK Presidential Unit Citation



Entry: 27577
Subject: MY UNCLE JERRY JENKINS

Scott Leopold wrote on August 14, 2002

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City and State: SWEENY TX

Unit: BTRA.A-76THAAA-AW-BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I believe this was a Black outfit,my uncle was from W-Viginia,what patch did the ware an where did the serve,anything about this outfit,please let me know

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Entry: 26950
Subject: RE: GRATEFUL KOREAN SEEKS THOSE WHO SAVED HIS LIFE

Kalani O'Sullivan wrote on July 14, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I wrote previously on behalf of Mike Yi (Yi Kyong-gu) seeking his friends from the Korean War. The names of the NCOs previously given here were mistakenly from the 6164th TCS at Taegu. The names of Lt. Coolidge and Dr. McGruddy were from the 76th at Pyongtaek but both appear to have been attached to battalion level.

Thank you.

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Entry: 26795
Subject: GRATEFUL KOREAN SEEKS THOSE WHO SAVED HIS LIFE

Kalani O'Sullivan wrote on July 7, 2002

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City and State: KUNSAN CITY

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My name is Kalani O'Sullivan and I'm writing on behalf of Yi Yong-Ku (Mike Yi). We're looking for anyone who might remember a youngster named Yi Yong-Ku who was "adopted" by the 76th AAA Battery B and brought to K-8 (Kunsan AB) when they took over the protection of Kunsan AB.

He was orphaned in Kaesong when the allies moved north and when the Chinese entered the fray, he was brought to south to Kimpo AB. When the Chinese were on the doorsteps of Seoul, Mike remembers the sound of bombs nearby.

At that time, he was loaded up on the jeeps of the 6164th "Communications Squadron" -- as
he called it. Remember that he was a kid of only about 6-7 years old. He vividly remembers the fixing of radios on the jeeps and the T-6 aircraft
that flew with the unit. After the Chinese were pushed out of Seoul, the unit moved to Pyongtaek and he was placed into an orphanage there when he
became sick.

At Pyongtaek, a doctor became interested in him and he somehow became "adopted" by Battery B of the 76th AAA. When the unit moved to Kunsan (K-8),
he moved along with them. The B-Battery was located on the south side of the runway -- near what is now the contingency pad at Kunsan AB.

Though many names came and went over the course of the war, he remembers the following names of some men from the B-Battery because they saved his life. The names are:

Sgt Boseman (Tennessee)
Sgt Sutton (Indiana)
Sgt Carroway (Texas)
Lt. Coolidge

He got sick and was sent to the International Orphanage downtown -- that still exists today. After the 76th AAA departed Kunsan, he was sent to the Cheju Island orphanage.

Mike's story goes on and on, but the bottom line is that he has headed the Kunsan AB Hobby Shop for many years and has five daughters (four
graduated from college and the last studying International Affairs.) A devout Christian he praises God for his salvation...and of course, continues to be grateful to the GIs who saved his life. He wants to thank them personally.

If any of you know of him or any of the men on list, we would like to reunite him with his benefactors. Please email me.

Kalani O'Sullivan
Capt, USAF (Ret)
WEBSITE: http://www.kalaniosullivan.com/KunsanAB/
EMAIL: kalani@korea.com

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Entry: 25864
Subject: I WAS A 75 MM SKYSWEEPER CREWMAN

Morton Muntner wrote on May 29, 2002


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: BTRY A 97TH AAA GRP, STATIONED ON OKINAWA IN 1957-

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Lot of good guys in A Battery; Hicks, Lew Rossi, Artie Leuken, Ronnie Ritchie ... Migawd what a bunch of hard-asses!

God bless all who yet live, and grant an easy rest to those who have already gone before... for a while.

Keywords: Sorry guys, But the Skysweeper was never (to my best knowlege) called upon to fire so much as a single round in anger at an enemy.

I must say, lucky enemy, because she was a truly fearsome weapon, though as temperamental as any other thoroughbred .

They also serve, who stand and wait...



Entry: 25002
Subject: BTRY A 76TH AAA AW BN

Scott Leopold wrote on April 26, 2002

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I'm trying to find information on this outfit, my uncle, Jerry D. Jenkins, was in Brty A 76th AAA Aw Bn. We would appreciate any info you could give Thanks.

Keywords: Korea summer fall campaign 1952-53



Entry: 24909
Subject: 76THAAA BTRY B 1949 TO 1951

Clifford Brown wrote on April 23, 2002


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: 76THAAA B BTRY (DADS UNIT)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served with the 76thAAA Bbtry according to his record from 4, Mar 1949 to 1 Feb 1951 he went from Pvt to Sgt during this period, and according to him he was in abc,and d batteries, however his recollections are very clouded, and sometimes get confused with his Vietnam tour 66 to 67, also with the FA 4th Inf div. I am trying to help him write a trauma letter and could use any help with battles,campaigns etc just what was going on during that time frame. Thank You.

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Entry: 23546
Subject: 40TH AAA

Jeff Gammon wrote on February 27, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: A photo album has recently come into my possision froma friend who got it from a garage sale. The album is in great shape and full of pictures of the names above and many more. The owner of this album was on the baseball team who played the Tokyo Giants in 1953. The team pictures are all in tact. I am happy to send it to anyone who has an interest. Jeff
P.S. If you have any idea how to catch up to some of these guys, let me know. I am a Vietnam vet and know how important some of these memories can be.

Keywords: Joe Connor, Tom Patterson, Pete Lussier, Lacoste, Dell Johnson, Pat Monahan, John Crow Joe Christian
Camp Fuji, 43 Engineers, Camp Drake, Camp Moore, Nagoya, 1953 40th AAA Brigade Baseball Team



Entry: 21922
Subject: QUESTION

Bud Myers wrote on December 31, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm looking for a picture of a 75mm Skysweeper gun for inclusion in a newsletter. Can anyone help me?

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Entry: 19106
Subject: 76TH AAA AW BN (SP) AT CAMP DRAKE

John Colburn wrote on September 1, 2001

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City and State: WASHINGTON DC

Unit: 76TH AAA AW BN (SP), BTRY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: The 76th AAA AW Bn (SP) was NOT deactivated at Camp Drake, Japan, in 1954.

It was converted to a 75mm Skysweeper Battalion and, after training with the new equipment, was stationed at Nagoya Air Base south of Tokyo.

I had been in the 76th from Dec. 52 to Dec. 53 when I transfered to the Far East AAA Specialist School at Hyoshi, Japan. I was an instructor on the Skysweeper, teaching gunnery and materiel to Skysweeper section chiefs and battery and battalion officers, including those from the 76th.

I went down to the 76th at Nagoya twice as part of the 40th AAA Brigade Commander's inspection team in 1954 and 1955.

This is the address for the 76th AAA AW Bn (SP)/30th AAA AW Bn (Mbl)/Kunsan Air Base K-8 web site:
http://kalanio.tripod.com/Howitwasa1b1x.html


The webmaster's address is kalani@kornet.net

Keywords: 76th AAA AW Bn (SP) at Camp Drake, Japan



Entry: 18384
Subject: LOOKING OLD BUDDIES

Oliver Sellers wrote on August 1, 2001

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City and State: BRINSON GA

Unit: HEADQUARERS 4TH/76TH ART.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: looking for anyone that may have been
in korea 69/70

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Entry: 17509
Subject: E-MAIL UPDATE

Bobby L. White wrote on June 22, 2001


City and State: DUNCAN OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 15689
Subject: 76TH AAA AWSP KUNSON

Kenneth Larson wrote on March 29, 2001

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City and State: LIVONIA MI

Unit: 76TH AAA AWSP/865TH AAA AW

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: d222 beautiful kunson by the sea

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Entry: 11152
Subject: BTRY D 76TH AAA AW BN (SP)

Bobby L. White wrote on August 19, 2000


City and State: DUNCAN OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was in 2nd platoon Btry D 76th AAA Aw Bn (SP)at K-8 Kunsan Air Base from July 1952 to the middle of January 1953. I was Squad leader of position Dog 222. This was a Quad 50 Cal machine gun
mounted on a half-track. The names of the people in this squad were Farrill, Makela, Climpson, Cuevas and White. The best I remember our position was at the southern end of the runway, and to the west a few yards just inside the fence by the Yellow Sea.

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Entry: 9192
Subject: BTRY C,76TH AAA BN (AW)(SP) 1953

John Colburn wrote on June 5, 2000

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City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: BTRY C, 76TH AAA BN (AW)(SP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in 1st Platoon, Btry C, 76th AAA Bn (AW)(SP)from Dec.'52 until Dec.'53 at K-8 Air Base (Kunsan) and after the Armistice at K-6 Air Base (Pyontaek). I was section chief of 4th Section (C141 and C142) for a couple of months then Platoon Sergeant of 1st Platoon. Platoon Leader was Lt. James DeNault most of that time. Lt. Jack Younce was the Btry Commander most of that time. Cager A. Parsons was First Sergeant.

I'm interested in contacting any one from Btry C and in pictures, old manuals, and any information about the single 40-mm gun half-track and M-16 Quad-50 half-track and revetments used at K-8. Also, I'd be interested in any information about the history, pictures, etc. about the 76th during the earlier part of the Korean War.

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Entry: 8435
Subject: JUST JOINING

Jack R. Hayne wrote on May 4, 2000


City and State: OLD BETHPAGE NY

Unit: D BTY - HQ BTRY 76TH AAA AW BN (SP)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a platoon leader in D Btry from August 50 to Mar 51 when I became Btry Cmdr of Hq Btry for a couple of months until Capt. Wilbur Rawlins took over. D Btry had led the way for the Bn from the time we landed in Pusan and moved up to Taegu on the perimeter. From there we moved to Seoul, then Pyongyang (NK capital) and further north to Sinanju (K-29) airbase. Our next objective was K-30 at Sinuiju by the Yalu River but the Chinese put a crimp in that journey. I did reconnoiter to a few miles of K-30 when I notice there wasn't any garbage such as candy wrappers, cigarette butts or tin cans littering the country side. That was enough to tell me that I was in advance of our infantry. So I told my driver and Kim that we had better "bug on out". A few days later the Chinese chased us out of the area.

Keywords: From Pusan to the Yalu. Loyal Korean friends - Kim Jung Ku and Rhee Young Chan



Entry: 8066
Subject: SEEKING KOREAN VETS 1952-54

Myron Bender wrote on April 18, 2000

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City and State: GRAND FORKS ND

Unit: 76TH AAA BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 76TH AAA BATTALION

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