96th Armored Field Artillery Battalion (155MM)


Photo by Hal Barker


Note: the 92nd AFA, the 96th FAB and the 999th FAB all served in the
Northeast sector of Korea under X Corps direction.

They supported the 65th Infantry Rgt among others. Primary weapons:
155 MM self-propelled and armored tracked artillery mounted upon
tank hulls. The 999 substituted for the 3rd Division's 9th FAB while it
supported the ROK's.See: Blair, Forgotten War, pg 408.








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Entry: 93057
Subject: 96TH FIELD ARTILLERY AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE FROM 1951 TO 1954

G. Thunder wrote on April 24, 2016


City and State: GILBERT AZ

Unit: 96TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I suffer from diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange. If anyone has any information regarding the 96th field artillery's exposure to Agent Orange during the actual Korea War, not later in the DMZ, but during the actual war. Please contact me.

Keywords: Heartbreak Ridge



Entry: 89669
Subject: BRONZE STAR/W VALOR RECIPIENT BTYC 96TH FA

John Johnson wrote on September 16, 2014


City and State: NORTH LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: X CORPS 96TH FA BATTERY C

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle (Sonnie Boy) Henry Earl Box of CROCKETT, TEXAS while serving with the 96th FA received the Bronze Star w/Valor and was also awarded the Purple Heart. The Citation reads as follows; on Nov.7,1950, just north of the 38th parallel in a place called Yonghung, North Korea Btry C was under attack from the North Koreans, Pvt Box completely completely ignored enemy fire and made his way to an exposed machine gun mounted on a truck. Despite his proximity to a burning ammunition truck and a hail of enemy automatic weapon fire, Henry tenaciously remained at his precarious post, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy until he accomplished his vital mission of repulsing the enemy. Henry was awarded the Bronze Star w/Valor for that act and he also received the Purple Heart for the Head and Ear wounds that he sustained while engaging the enemy.

Keywords: SONNIE BOY, CROCKETT, TEXAS, BTY C 96thFA X CORPS,YONGHUNG, NORTH KOREA NOV.7th 1950



Entry: 88644
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON GRANDFATHER

Cristel Orrand wrote on March 29, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 155M

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served from 1950-52 in Korea, and later in Vietnam. Retired as Lt Col Earl John Gutschenritter. Likely would have been a captain or major during this time. He received MANY medals but would never speak of his years in combat. Looking for anyone who might have knkwn him.

Keywords:



Entry: 86782
Subject: LOOKING FOR LEONARD SORENSON AND OTHERS 52-55 FROM 1 96 FA BN

John Stewart wrote on July 22, 2013

Deceased

City and State: MOULTRIE GA

Unit: 1 96 FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father's name is John M Stewart. He served the Army in Korea







from 52-55 as part of the 1 96 FA BN. Some people called him







Johnny, Bug, or Bugzy.















He has been searching for a buddy of his by the name of Leonard







Sorenson, but has not been successful.















If you served with my father, or know information about some onee.















Thank you,















Lori Wisenbaker-Stewart

Keywords:



Entry: 86781
Subject: 1 96 FA BN INFORMATION 52-55

John Stewart wrote on July 22, 2013

Deceased

City and State: MOULTRIE GA

Unit: 1 96 FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father's name is John M Stewart. He served the Army in Korea

from 52-55 as part of the 1 96 FA BN. Some people called him

Johnny, Bug, or Bugzy.



He has been searching for a buddy of his by the name of Leonard

Sorenson, but has not been successful.



If you served with my father, or know information about some one

who did, please contact me.



Thank you,



Lori Wisenbaker-Stewart

Keywords:



Entry: 86647
Subject: HQ BTRY 96 FA BATTALION 155MM

Tom Yoder wrote on July 5, 2013


City and State:

Unit: HQ BTRY 96 FA BTLN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: searching for old friends



In Korea 1953/54

Keywords:



Entry: 82701
Subject: LURIE RICHARDSON

Ron Richardson wrote on April 8, 2012


City and State: MAPLEWOOD NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father Sgt. Lurie J. Richardson served in the 503 FAB
in Korea during throughout 1950. If anyone remembers
him, I would appreciate your contacting me. He also
served in the Solomon Islands in WWII and with the 25th
Inf. at Cu Chi during the Vietnam conflict.

Keywords: 503 FAB, 155 MM, August 1950, Lurie Richardson



Entry: 82578
Subject: LOOKING FOR JACK POWERS

Meghann Suchomel wrote on March 25, 2012


City and State: SUN PRAIRIE WI

Unit: 96 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION - A BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to help my grandfather locate an old war
buddy, Jack Powers. My grandpa, Vern Suchomel,
served with Jack in Korea from 1952 - 1954. Grandpa
was a cook - not sure what Jack did over there. Jack
was originally from Chicago. Any information would
be great!

Keywords: Vern Suchomel, Jack Powers



Entry: 78039
Subject: LOOKING FOR GUYS IN MY DAD'S UNIT

Chris Furniss wrote on March 1, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW LONDON MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, I'm looking for anyone that served with my dad, Richard "Dick" Furniss around 1954, he would like to here from those that were there with him. Any info would be greatly apriciated.

Keywords: 8th Army 96th Field Artillery 1st Division C-Battery



Entry: 77619
Subject: REUNION 2010

Luther G. Summers wrote on January 26, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROTAN TX

Unit: 96 FIELD AR T BN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 76788
Subject: 96FA BN(TOWED)KOREA SEPT 1950-OCT-1951

Ralph A. Reynolds SR. wrote on November 15, 2010


City and State: LAWTON OK

Unit: 96TH FA BN (TOWED)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 71545
Subject: 2009 REUNION SEPT 20 TO 23

Luther G. Summers wrote on September 7, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROTAN TX

Unit: A BATTERY 96 FIELD ART

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: we need you guys this year 2009 so come to the reunion

Keywords:



Entry: 70662
Subject: A BATTERY 96TH FA

James C. Henderson wrote on June 22, 2009


City and State: WHITINSVILLE MA

Unit: A BATTERY 96TH FA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in A Battery in 1956.
Especially Mel Tyrell

Keywords:



Entry: 67380
Subject: SERVICE BATTERY 96TH FA BN

Thomas Perkins wrote on October 1, 2008


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: SERVICE BATTERY 96TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: had many memories of 17 months at Camp St Barbara.Capt Stumph was a fine battery commander.Remember the lack of running water and frozel D50 fuel in winter. Wonder what ever happened to Camp St Barbara and the 96th.

Keywords: was member of service battery 96th FA Bn from October 1955-57 at Camp St Barbara,Korea.



Entry: 62746
Subject: 96 FIELD ARTILLERY

Johnnie Porter wrote on October 26, 2007


City and State: ATLANTA GA

Unit: 96 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the son of a Veteran... Corporal Cornelius F. Porter who served in the 96 Field Artillery Battalion in Korea. I am looking for any and all members of this Battalion who may have pictures or group photos of the battalion. My father is still alive, but is having difficulty with proving his service tour in Korea. He worked at Walter Ried Hospital before shipping overseas to War and served as a Field Medic under the Dr. Pocock or Polcock and his assistant Ralph A. Reynolds. During 1950-51

Please email or direct any responses to my personal email I really desire to help him. I know he helped to save many lives over there... I ask that anyone who is able to assist me to help him now. I served a V.A. Chaplain in Dallas Texas year 2004-05, and do know and respect the brotherhood of veterans who served.

Please help me if you can... thank you.

Sincerly

Chaplain Johnnie B. Porter M. Div, M.A.C.M.

Keywords: Fletcher, C.F. Porter, Field Medic, Dr. Pocock, Korea, 96 Field Artillery Battalion



Entry: 62423
Subject: INFORMATION ON GRANDFATHER

Shawn Hearn wrote on September 26, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: PIGGOTT AR

Unit: 96TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am looking for anyone who servered or Knew a Winford T Pearson in Korea. He was a Ssgt. in the 96th infantry. He was from Marked Tree Arkansas (Tryanza). He was a about 6'5". Any information would be wonderful. Thank You

Keywords: All i know is that he was in the 96th infantry in Korean War



Entry: 60992
Subject: SHELLY BLACKMAN, JR. 96TH FAB FEB 1951-NOV 1952

Marci Blackman wrote on May 15, 2007


City and State: BROOKLYN NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my father, Shelly Blackman, Jr. or anyone who
knew or remembers him. He served in the 96th FAB in Korea from Feb
1951-Nov 1952. He entered as a private and left as a sergeant. His
service # is US 5213852. In addition to those who knew him, we are
specifically looking for anyone who can provide information on an ear
injury he sustained during combat that was surgically repaired in the army
field hospital. We are also interested in knowing if the company or my
father specifically received any medals such as the bronze star, or purple
heart.

Keywords: 96th FAB A Battery or B Battery?



Entry: 58049
Subject: INFO ON CPT. D.E. MYERS KIA NOV. 7,1950

David Buchanan wrote on July 11, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: LOOKING FOR INFO ON CPT. DONALD EUGENE MYERS KIA NOV. 7, 1950. GRADUATE OF WEST POINT CLASS OF 1945. FROM LYCOMING COUNTY, PA.

Keywords: CPT. DONALD EUGENE MYERS



Entry: 55529
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO AN ALL BLACK UNIT PROVIDED SUPPORT FOR 1ST MARINE DIV

Myra Robinson wrote on February 3, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Searching for information about an all black FA Unit that provided Fire support for the 1st Marine Division. I am doing some research for my neighbor Andy Hughes who served during the 1950's. If you have any information or know Andy, please contact me.



Entry: 54484
Subject: HELLO TO 96TH FA BN

James C. Henderson wrote on December 4, 2005


City and State: WHITINSVILLE MA

Unit: A BATTERY, 96TH F.A.BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just want to say Hi to anybody that served in A Batteryin 1956.
Drop a line.

Keywords:



Entry: 54242
Subject: SEARCHING FOR ARMY BUDDIES

Laurence Murphy wrote on November 23, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: EUREKA KS

Unit: 96TH FIELD ARTILLARY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching for information on soldiers who served with me at the Battle of Cumsong River including Harold Zaunbrecher, Bob Cordy,

Keywords: Bud



Entry: 52826
Subject: MAY FATHER, IVAN CLEO HARRISON

Mark Harrison wrote on August 24, 2005


City and State: DC CA

Unit: 341 MP CO, USAR

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for any information concerning the 96 Field Arty Bn. My father (Ivan C. Harrison) served with this unit during the Korean War. He later died in Viet Nan. All of his records were destroyed during the fire at the records center during the 60's.

Keywords: 96 Field Arty Bn



Entry: 52114
Subject: 2005 REUNION AUG 25TH TILL 28

Luther G. Summers wrote on July 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROTAN TX

Unit: BAT. A 96TH FIELD ART. BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Come on guys we are not getting any younger---If Doc can make it so can you.
See you there Luther Summers

Keywords: Battle to get all you guys to the reunion



Entry: 52113
Subject: REUNION AUG 25 TILL 28 TH GREENBAY WIS.

Luther G. Summers wrote on July 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROTAN TX

Unit: 96TH FIELD ART. BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Reunion
Aug 25 Till Aug 28th Geeen Bay Wis

Keywords: Korea 1953-1954



Entry: 49252
Subject: ARMY BUDDIES

Modis Templeton wrote on February 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: UNION GROVE NC

Unit: 96TH FIELD ARTILLERY, BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for army buddies. I served in Korea from Jan 1951- Dec 1952 in the 96th field artillery, battery B.

Keywords: 96th field artillery, battery B 1951-1953 Korea



Entry: 47128
Subject: 999'TH FAB BATTERY A 1951-52

Jack Lamar JR. wrote on November 28, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for old buddies. Anyone serving during this time in Battery A, please email me at cocajo@yahoo.com. Look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords:



Entry: 43169
Subject: BATTERY C 92ND AFA BN APO 301( KOREA 7/8/50--3/10/52)

Charlie Clark wrote on May 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRUCE MS

Unit: BTRY C 92ND AFA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Army tent Buddies while in Korea.

Keywords: 92nd Armored Fields Artillery Battalion. In Korea from July 8, 1951--March 10, 1952



Entry: 42334
Subject: 96 FIELD ARTILLERY

Lisa Martin wrote on April 14, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

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

Comments: My Dad, Sgt. Fred McGowan served in Korea from 1955-1957 in the 96th Field Artillery. Over the years he has spoken of a man named Haggard often wondering about his whereabouts. We believe he was orginally from Texas. Any info will be appreciated.

Keywords:



Entry: 38922
Subject: 96TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

James D. Stone wrote on December 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OREM UT

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am seeking names of soldiers under my supervision who were awarded the "Bronze Star" during the period of 10/11/51 to 7/15/52. I am also trying to find out who my Commanders were during that time. I came to Korea as a Sgt., and left as a Master Sgt. I was a Fire Direction Chief for the 96th FA Bn. APO 301 Thanks!

Keywords: Also known as "Jay" or "JD"



Entry: 38491
Subject: A BATT 55-56

Melvin Tyrrell wrote on November 18, 2003


City and State: MORRISVILLE PA

Unit: A BATTERY 96 FIELD ARTILLARY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to contact anyone in my unit

Keywords: 1955thru1956



Entry: 36704
Subject: 96TH FIELD RT. BN REUNION SEPT 18THRU 22

Luther G. Summers wrote on September 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROTAN TX

Unit: BATTERY A 96TH FIELD ART BN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 30290
Subject: BATTERY C, 96TH FA BN

Richard Miller wrote on December 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLTON MI

Unit: BTRY C, 96TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Searching for SFC Henry Tentou, detail section of battery C. Last known to reside in Louisiana. Have located Harder, Ledford.

Keywords: Henry Tentou, artillery valley. Camp Casey. 1953-1954



Entry: 28223
Subject: DAD WAS ARTILLERYMAN IN KOREA 1951

Pat Ride wrote on September 12, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Col. Ride passed away in 1973. After his death his family discovered he was a Bronze Star recipient. We'd like to know if anyone remember's him or which unit he was with

Keywords: Lt. Col. Walter T. Ride Jr.- a Major in Korea, served with an artillery unit in Korea.



Entry: 23182
Subject:

George Ellis wrote on February 15, 2002


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WE SUPPORTED 1ST. MARINE DIV. TILL THEY MOVED WEST THE 196TH. F.A. WAS DIRECTLY BEHIND US IN THE SEVEN MIKE VALLEY NORTH EAST OF THE PUNCHBOWL

Keywords: KAJON NI VALLEY MY UNIT BATTERY C 780 FIELD ARTY WAS 8 INCH TOWED HOW.



Entry: 20322
Subject: LOOKING FOR YOKUM

Gary Patterson wrote on November 2, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSON MI

Unit: HEADQUARTERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for J Yokum, Korea 1954, Hqrts

Keywords:



Entry: 19027
Subject: B BATTERY

John Hood wrote on August 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RAYMONDVILLE MO

Unit: 5 ARMY 10 CORE. BATTERY B. -96 FIELD ARTILLERY.BAT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like any information of my unit, was sent home in April 1952. I heard that my unit was overrun the day after I left and there were no survivors.

Keywords:



Entry: 18997
Subject: B BATTERY | JD HOOD 1952

Carol Wantland wrote on August 27, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RAYMONDVILLE MO

Unit: 5 ARMY 10 CORE. BATTERY B. -96 FIELD ARTILLERY.BAT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: His Dad WAS sick. and he was pulled out of fighting and sent home, would like to here from men in his unit. Please Help ,Thank YOU Carol Hood Wantland

Keywords: J,D. Hood is my Brother, he is looking for his old unit, and his Friends, he was in service with, his nick name is J.D.



Entry: 18678
Subject: LOOKING FOR DANNY THOMPSON

Randy Kruse wrote on August 14, 2001


City and State: REVILLO SD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Harold Kruse is looking for Danny Thompson who served with him from 1952-53. He was from Rice Lake Wisconsin.

Keywords:



Entry: 12778
Subject: BTRY C, 96TH FAB

Richard Miller wrote on November 6, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOLTON MI

Unit: BATTERY C, 96TH FIELD BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I would like to locate Lynn W. Ledford who served with us in the 96th. Both Fred Harder and I have wondered about his whereabouts.

Keywords: Dick Miller, Fred Harder, Lynn Ledford, James Hixon, Bennie Gunter,



Entry: 11735
Subject: C BATTERY 96 FA BN. KOREA 1952-1953

William (Bill) E. Carlson wrote on September 14, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I joined C Battery 96th Field in the summer of 1952. The Battery was located in the Worne Valley. The Battery moved to the punchbowl in Feb. 1953. I returned to the Worne Valley, then moved to Mung Dun Ni Valley. In May or June, the Battery moved to Mun San Ni, adjacent to Freedom Bridge and the road to Panmunjom. In July, the Battery moved to Chorwon in the central front and was involved in the last big Chinese push on 12 July 1953. The Battery returned to Mung Sun Ni and was there when the truce was declared in late July.

Keywords:



Entry: 9603
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Gary Patterson wrote on June 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSON MI

Unit: FIRE DIRECTION CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR CPL JAMES W YOCUM RA16437368 MOS 1577 LEFT KOREA JAN 1955

Keywords: PERSONAL FRIEND



Entry: 7386
Subject: 96TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Kristi Kaiser wrote on March 8, 2000


City and State:

Unit: 96 FA ARTILLARY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Dwain Kaiser of North Dakota, served in Korea with the 96th FA from October 1955 to February 1957. He is interested in hearing from others who served with his unit. Names of some of the guys he remembers:
Charles Russell of DC; "Doran" from New York;
Joseph Kirk from Abilene, Texas and Whisenhunt of Abilene, Texas.
Please send me an e-mail if you'd like to get in touch with him. Thanks!

Keywords:



Entry: 2027
Subject: DAD SERVED

Craig Wanner wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. CHARLES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My farther was in the 96th field art. in korea from 1951 to 1953. I was trying to find any info on his former unit.

Keywords:







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