780th Field Artillery Battalion (8-Inch Towed)


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Entry: 93312
Subject: 780 BATALLION

James Moore SR. wrote on June 6, 2016

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City and State: RIDGEWAY VA

Unit: 780 FIELD BATTALLION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 90657
Subject: MR

Don Mayor wrote on February 24, 2015


City and State: LAKEWOOD CO

Unit: 780 FIELD ARTILLERY BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for the positions the 780 held from 1951 - 1953. ( THERE WERE ONLY TWO) Towns close by besides Puson,
river valleys, any other land marks that will help me locate on Google maps.
Thanks
Don MAYOR

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Entry: 90145
Subject: PASSING

Timothy Walterscheid wrote on December 6, 2014


City and State: FRUITA CO

Unit: 780TH FA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Leonard J. Walterscheid veteran of the 780th FA Korea, has passed away peacefully in his home in Grand Junction co on Dec 2, 2014 at the age of 85. Although he didn't talk about his service much, I did know that he was proud of his service,and the bonds made with his family of blood and fire. god speed to you all

If anyone of you knew him could you please let me know what unit patch you wore while you were in country.

thank you all

Tim Walterscheid

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Entry: 89955
Subject: GORDON GOLDEN (SONNY) MARCH 1952-APRIL 1953

Todd Bulmer wrote on November 11, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 780TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Gordon Golden or Sonny Golden is the name he went by served in the 780th Field Artillery Battalion from March 1952 to April 1953. He was killed in a car accident in 1953. Would like to find pictures or information about him during his time in combat. My mother really loved and admired her Big brother.

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Entry: 88849
Subject: EUGENE CORDER

Tommy Corder wrote on May 7, 2014


City and State: KETTLE FALLS WA

Unit: 580TH FAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for information on Eugene Corder. Gene was a survivor of Bataan and Corregidor and there was obviously some energetic efforts by his wife to have him discharged. Would like to get ANY information on him. He was in the unit from activation in 1950? till his discharge in 1953.

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Entry: 87502
Subject: REUNION 2013

G.W. Henson SR. wrote on October 28, 2013


City and State: JONESBORO AR

Unit: SVC BATTERY 780TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: The 780th Field Artillery Battalion recently completed it's
29th annual reunion in Little Rock Arkansas. There were 32
Veterans and two widows who were able to attend. Renewing of
old Friendships and sharing the stories from our days in Korea
were the keynote of our being together. Unfortunately our
numbers are dwindling. There are several who are Home Bound and
or must remain close to their spouses.
Too be a part of this great organization means everything to
me.
We will meet in Branson MO. next year, come join us.

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Entry: 84351
Subject: FRANK A. SHEPARD A.K.A (SHEP)

Nathan Shepard wrote on October 6, 2012


City and State: WABENO WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Hello, my name is Nathan Shepard. I was wondering if
anyone remembered my father. His name is Frank Arnold
Shepard. He was apart of the 780th field artillery
firing the 8 towed. He was also known as Shep or
Chief. I just wanted to see if any of his old war
buddies were out there and if they had any stories
about my father they could share with me. Thank you for
your time. Have a nice day



Entry: 83387
Subject: 780TH FIELD BATTALION, 8TH ARMY

Charles Leidig wrote on June 19, 2012


City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 64322
Subject: IN KOREA APRIL '52 - JUNE '53

Raymond C. (Ray) Shaffer wrote on February 16, 2008


City and State: NOKOMIS FL

Unit: 780TH FA BN - HDQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: MUNG DUNG NE VALLEY, 555 105 FA BN, BUNKER BUILDERS, R and R IN JAPAN, MT. FUJI FROM THE AIR, LOTS OF PIC BUT NOT IN DIGITAL.

GREG PERRIN and ART PERLMUTTER



Entry: 64321
Subject: IN KOREA APRIL '52 - JUNE '53

Raymond C. (Ray) Shaffer wrote on February 16, 2008


City and State: NOKOMIS FL

Unit: 780TH FA BN - HDQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: MUNG DUNG NE VALLEY, 555 105 FA BN, BUNKER BUILDERS, R and R IN JAPAN, MT. FUJI FROM THE AIR, LOTS OF PIC BUT NOT IN DIGITAL.

GREG PERRIN and ART PERLMUTTER



Entry: 64320
Subject: IN KOREA APRIL '52 - JUNE '53

Raymond C. (Ray) Shaffer wrote on February 16, 2008


City and State: NOKOMIS FL

Unit: 780TH FA BN - HDQ BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: MUNG DUNG NE VALLEY, 555 105 FA BN, BUNKER BUILDERS, R and R IN JAPAN, MT. FUJI FROM THE AIR, LOTS OF PIC BUT NOT IN DIGITAL.

GREG PERRIN and ART PERLMUTTER



Entry: 62095
Subject: HQ BTRY MAY 1952 - JUNE 1953

RAYMOND C. (Ray) Shaffer wrote on August 26, 2007


City and State: NOKOMIS FL

Unit: 780TH FA BN HQ BTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF BLACK and WHITE PICTURES OF THE VALLEY FOR 1952-1953

Keywords: RAY
BATTALIAN COMMANDER WORE A CHROME HELMET ON FRONT LINE
MUNG DUNG NE VALLEY
COLD WINTERS, RAINY SPRING, BUNKER BUILDERS



Entry: 58400
Subject:

Marshall Underwood SR. wrote on August 7, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 780TH FA BN 76TH ENGR BN 2ND ENGR GP 76TH ENGR BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: was in korea in 1951 52 with a btry 780th fa bn as chief of firing btry back again in 1963 64 with 76th engr bn and 2nd engr gp back again in 1967 68 with 76th engr bn and 2ngr gp as gp csm ret in 1973 live in tn thanks marshall

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Entry: 58083
Subject: 8 INCH HOWITZERS

George Ellis JR. wrote on July 13, 2006


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit: BTRY. C 780TH F.A.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: MY UNIT MOSTLY SUPPORTED 5TH MARINE REGIMENT, WE WERE IN A SEVEN MILE LONG VALLEY, WITH SOYANG-GANG RIVER TO OUR LEFT, AND JUST ABOUT FOUR MILES DUE EAST OF NORTERN RIM OF PUNCHBOWL.. THE 105'S OF THE 11TH MARINES WERE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT VALLEY. THE 196TH , A 155 HOW UNIT WERE AT REAR OF VALLEY. FIFTH MARINE C.P WAS BEHIND AND ACROSS MSR FROM US. AT ONE TIME THERE WERE TWO SEARCH-LIGHT TRUCK ON THE HILL BEHIND.WE HAD TWO FRIENDLY FIRE ATTACKS . ONE BY NAVY CORSAIRS, HIT MARINE FUEL DUMP, AND ONE BY JETS, CAUSING ONE BUNKER TO CAVE IN IN FOURTH SECTION KILLING CHIEF OF SECTION....ANY ONE REMEMBER?

Keywords: CALL SIGN NOD CHARLEY EAST OF PUNCHBOWL



Entry: 55256
Subject: 780TH BN, C BATTERY (ROANOKE, VA)

Bruce Jennings wrote on January 19, 2006


City and State: ROANOKE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information about my father.

Keywords: Allen H. Jennings, 780th BN, C Battery



Entry: 53878
Subject: CHARLES

Edgar Mitch JR. wrote on November 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAURELTON PA

Unit: 780TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have served with or remembers Charles "Herbie" Pennsyl. This veteran is short on life and is looking for someone who might have served with him.

Keywords: Charles H. pennsyl, Herbie Pennsyl, 780th Field Artillery Bn.



Entry: 51798
Subject: IM LOOKING FOR INFO ON..

Jason Holloway-Grant wrote on July 1, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: does anyone know any info on richard grant, b company, 780th artllery division? hes my grand father and im looking for info on his activies during the war also any info on operation mountain goat would be very usefull.

Keywords: operation mountain goat



Entry: 50107
Subject: LOOKING FOR :

Thamas Press JR. wrote on April 11, 2005


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit: 780 FA BN BN S-2

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for Lt. Bennefield, pilot with 780 FA, or any who served with me.



Entry: 48781
Subject: MEMORIES OF RICHARD BANKS?

Ann Banks wrote on February 8, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 47631
Subject: RICHARD MSHOOSHIAN

Brian Ansbigian JR. wrote on December 21, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Did anyone know richard mshooshian...hes my grandfather.

Keywords: 780th FA Battery B



Entry: 46824
Subject: FINDING OUR LOCATION 1953

John Trainor wrote on November 12, 2004

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City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: 780TH FA BATT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I need to research my records to see just where I was.

Keywords: 11 months and just before the war ended



Entry: 43938
Subject: MORE INFO

Bobby Johnson wrote on June 20, 2004


City and State: LUBBOCK TX

Unit: B BTRY 780TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: sorry his name was Douglas Johnson. in country 52 and 53. was sargent first class.



Entry: 43936
Subject: LOOKING FOR SMITHSONIAN INFO.

Bobby Johnson wrote on June 20, 2004


City and State: LUBBOCK TX

Unit: B BTRY 780TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: someone contacted my father about reunions and some pictures they found in the smithsonian in washingtond.c. he has since passed away but my mom would like to see the pictures. if anyone knows about these any info would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: father served in 1952-1953.



Entry: 43610
Subject: 780TH FA BN AIR SECTION

Katie Chapman Allardyce wrote on June 6, 2004

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City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to get info on my dad, Lt. Henry Otis Chapman Jr. Nicknamed Hank. Served very early on in Korea. Said he moved around a lot, but I have a patch from 780th FA BN Air Section. I understand that he was a forward observer. Also, he said he was with a platoon of Turks. Any info you can give is great!
Thanks,
Katie Chapman Allardyce

Keywords: Henry Otis Chapman Jr. (Hank)
780th FA BN Air Section



Entry: 43609
Subject: 780TH FA BN AIR SECTION

Katie Chapman Allardyce wrote on June 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 43314
Subject: GRANDFATHER

Louis Formisano wrote on May 29, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew Louis Formisano, he was in the 780th FA. But that is really all I know about the unit he was in, nothing more exact. I know he was promoted to corporal. If anyone knew him please let me know. Thanks.

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Entry: 43025
Subject: 780TH FAB HQ AND HQ

Fred Swaner wrote on May 13, 2004

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City and State: SHOSHONE ID

Unit: 780TH FAB HQ - HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I want establish a cold injury claim (frozen hands). I served between Feb 1953 and June 1953. Looking for someone who remembers me during that time. Thanks, Fred

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Entry: 38773
Subject: 51-53

Edward Burgess wrote on November 27, 2003


City and State: JEFFERSON LA

Unit: 780TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 1951-1953

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Entry: 38277
Subject: 780TH FA BN

John Minnick wrote on November 12, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: A BATTERY 780TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was with A Baty 780th FA Bn. fron sept 51 to aug 52. Part of that time I was gunner and chief of section on an 8" self-propelled howitzer would like to hear from any one on that 8" SP.
John Minnick

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Entry: 38018
Subject: E-MAIL ADDRESS UPDATE

John O. Rem wrote on November 4, 2003


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: 780TH FA BN BTY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Still alive! Just updating e-mail addesss. Hi to all.

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Entry: 36240
Subject: 780 TH REUNION

George Ellis JR. wrote on August 13, 2003


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit: 780 TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: HEY GUYS , WE WILL GET TOGETHER IN OMAHA THIS YEAR. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEINGALL OF THE 780 TH RED-LEGS THERE... C.S.M.O.

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Entry: 35713
Subject: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT SEARVED WITH JOHN A. HOFFMAN 780 ART .BN 8 ' TOWD . KIA 1952-03

Richard Hoffman wrote on July 24, 2003


City and State: PORT EWEN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SEARVED WITH JACK

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Entry: 35387
Subject: GREETINGS TO COMRADES IN ARMS

Roland Lackmann wrote on July 9, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOORHEAD MN

Unit: B BTRY 780TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone that served with the 780th FA Bn in Korea. I was battery clerk in B battery from April 1953 to June 1954.

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Entry: 34447
Subject: BATTALION TO AND E

Bruce Conard wrote on May 27, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am doing research on Artillery organization and equipment. Does anyone have the Table of Organization And Equipment for an 8" Towed battalion and battery in 1950 or so? Also need org for the towed 155mm Gun battalion and battery.

Keywords: Organization



Entry: 33701
Subject: LOOKING ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS MY UNCLE FREDRICK SANDERS

Ernest Pratt wrote on April 19, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone having pictures are knew Fredrick Sanders, He was KIA 3-23-52 he was a PVT. I know very little about my uncle.

Keywords: 780 ART BN (8" TOWD)



Entry: 29971
Subject: DO YOU REMEMBER ME

Earle Moulton JR. wrote on November 27, 2002

Deceased

City and State:

Unit: 780TH BATTERY C

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served from late 51 through October 52.

Keywords: Iron triangle, Hamburger Hill, Seoul.



Entry: 29750
Subject: HQ AND HQ BTRY 780TH FA BN APO 8

Herman Roth wrote on November 21, 2002


City and State: CALDWELL KS

Unit: HQ - HQ BTRY 780TH FA BN APO 8

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Please I am looking for any friends, associates or other members of this unit during the years of 1953 - 1954. My father, Herman Roth, who is now deceased, never talked much of the war and by brother and I are trying to find out more about his life.
Please feel free to email me if you have any information at all.

Thank You, Dana Kenneson

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Entry: 27921
Subject: REUNION 780TH F.A. SEPT 19 -22 ROANOKE

George Ellis wrote on August 30, 2002


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit: BTRY C 780TH. F. A.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 780TH. F. A. REUNION THIS YEAR WILL BE HELD AT HOLIDAY INN TANGLEWOOD ROANOKE VA. SEPT 19TH --22ND. YOU CAN RESERV A ROOM BY CALLING 540774-4400. SPECIAL RATE MENTION 780TH REUNION.

Keywords: LUKES CASTLE ... KAJON-NI



Entry: 27596
Subject: 8 INCH BATTERY SAVED THE ROK CAPITAL DIV JULY 1953

John R. Carpenter wrote on August 15, 2002


City and State: LA MESA CA

Unit: ONE OF THE AMERICANS WITH RADAR WHO BECAME A 2ND L

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 8 inch fire support saved the nights for the ROK Capital Division bunker complex my father (an American with 30 other Americans and about 190 ROKs) was in from July 13 to 22 July 1953. They were cut off and surrounded. Only the 8 inch batteries could give them fire support for the first week.

WHICH 8 inch group provided this support? They were east of the Heartbreak and Bloody Ridge area and west of the Punch bowl on Steel Ridge.

During the last Chinese offensive in July 1953, The ROK Army took the burnt of the offensive. The ROK Capital Division began to fall back but was hit by enemy forces at this time causing units to fall back farther than intended. One of the 21 strong points survived because of Lt. Col Kim. He rallied those ROK soldiers who were willing to fight into the bunker complex. Inside this bunker complex was an American 3 man FAC (forward air controller) and an American 28 man unit testing battlefield radar with AA weapons. The combination of guts, leadership with a little bit of help by air and 8 inch artillery support guided by radar at night and in the fog, saved this unit from being wiped out.

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Entry: 27245
Subject: INFO

Marshall (Bill) Underwood wrote on July 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPARA TN

Unit: A BTRY 780TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: served as ist sgt and cheif of firing btry

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Entry: 27239
Subject: MARSHALL UNDERWOOD

Marshall (Bill) Underwood wrote on July 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPARA TN

Unit: 780TH FA BN 76TH ENGR BN 2ENGR GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: served as 1st sgt 780th and asd chief of firing btry was awarded bz medal with v devics went back to korea in 1963 asgd 76th engr bn as opn sgt and was moved to hq co as first sgt moved to 2nd engr gp as the opn sgt major promoted to e 8 in that position went back tpo korea in dec 1968was asgd as sgt major 76th engr bn was again moved to 2nd engr gp as the csm of gp

Keywords: 1951 1952 780th fa bn 1963 1964 76th engr bn dec 1968 to dec 1969 76th engr bn and 2nd engr gp



Entry: 26063
Subject: FRANK SHEPARD

Frank Shepard wrote on June 6, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WABENO WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 780th field artillary

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Entry: 23149
Subject: 8 INCH HOW UNIT U. S. ARMY

George Ellis wrote on February 14, 2002


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit: CHARLIE BATTERY 780 TH F. A.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: MORE ON FIRE MISSIONS GEORGE 1 AND GEORGE 2 WERE SOME OF YOUR FOWARD OBSERVERS OUR CORD. WERE 3066 4099 IN ANY ONE HAS AN OLD TOPO MAP REMEMBER ONE MISSION YOUR F.O. SAID DROP 200 MY REPLY WAS SAY AGAIN HE REPLIED THE YOU GUS ARE SHOOTING TODAY I,LL TRUST YOU WE FIRED HIS REPLY RIGHT ON TARGET TWO SECONDARY EXPLOSIONS AT LEAST 3 CONFIRMED ENEMY K.I.A.

Keywords: UNIT ASSIGNED TO A VALLEY SOMETIMES CALLED ARTILLERY VALLEY OUR POSITION WAS IN A DESTROYED VILLAGE KNOWN ONLY AS KAJON NI SOME OF OUR MISSIONS FIRED FOR MARINE F.O,s WERE LUKES CASTLE



Entry: 22451
Subject: 780 F.A. BATTERY C

George Ellis wrote on January 20, 2002


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit: BATTERY C 780 F.A.BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: operations sgt. fdc 1951 1952 would like to hear from any others from 780 th field arty

Keywords: 1951kajon.ni korea cord 3066-4099



Entry: 19340
Subject: 'A' BTRY, 780TH FABN

John Derry wrote on September 9, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: MEDINA TX

Unit: 'A' BTRY, 780TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 16619
Subject: SERVED FROM AUG. 1950 TO AUG. 1952

Richard Hyde wrote on May 17, 2001

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City and State: CARSON CITY NV

Unit: C BATTERY 780TH FIELD ARTILLERY BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers me

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Entry: 14769
Subject: 780TH FIELD ARTILLERT BATTALION 'B' BTRY

Thomas Turner wrote on February 2, 2001


City and State: DALEVILLE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served with B btry 780th FA BN in Korea.
SFC Thurman S. Turner 1951-52 Would be willing to pass on any messages to him as he doesn't have a computer. Is there a written unit history of the 780th during Korea that I could obtain for my family archives? Thanks for any information.

Keywords: B Btry 780th FA BN



Entry: 14682
Subject: IN HOPE TO HEAR FROM OLD BUDDIES

Jim Henderson wrote on January 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: HDQS BTRY 780TH FA

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was responsible for recording the morning report
for the 780 FA Batalion for 17 months from August
14, l950 to April l952

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Entry: 14621
Subject: REQUEST FOR INFO, REUNION DATES, CURRENT EVENTS, ETC.

James Skelton wrote on January 27, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE AL

Unit: 780TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 780TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

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Entry: 12214
Subject: C BATTERY

Elmer J. Smith wrote on October 8, 2000


City and State: BERNE IN

Unit: 780TH BATTERY C

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 780TH BATTERY C

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