980th Field Artillery Battalion (105MM)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 88560
Subject: GRANDPA'S MEMORIAL

Grant Witcraft wrote on March 17, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 980TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My grandpa's home town his having a memorial service to all Korean War vets in the area and they want to honor him especially. The thing is he didn't talk much about it and I was too young to remember much about him. Just reaching out to you guys to see if anyone on here knows about Fred Witcraft from neilsville, WI.
That and any information on the history of the 980th and where they served and the units they where in support of would be greatly appreciated!

Keywords: Fred Witcraft, drove an ammo truck for the 980th FA BN.
From Neillsville, WI



Entry: 87890
Subject: US ARMY SCOUT

Donald Tûttle wrote on December 11, 2013


City and State: ROBINSON IL

Unit: 980 C BAT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Severed as art. Scout heartbreak ridge sandbag castle punchbowl valley

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Entry: 76068
Subject: 40TH INF DIV ARCHIVES

Dan Sebby wrote on September 7, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am the director of the California State Military Museum located in Sacramento.

We would like the former members of the 40th ID that we have established a archives here at the museum. We are making a major effort to preserved the photos, records, and papers of the members of the division and make them available to historians, researchers, and family members.

The current 40th ID HQ has already transferred all of their photos from WWII, the official 40th Signal Co combat camera set as well as other collections of the Division's history.

If you can get this out to your members, we would appreciate it.

Dan Sebby, 1st Sgt CA ARNG (Ret)
Museum Director
(916) 854-1904
daniel.sebby@us.army.mil

California State Military Museum
1119 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Keywords: Archives



Entry: 71757
Subject: BATTERY C. 1950-1952

Joyce Marble wrote on September 25, 2009

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City and State: RACINE WI

Unit: 980TH FA BN. BATT C

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father died in 2007. He rarely spoke of his time in korea and japan. I have a few photos but no names of men or places. He joined up In boston and he was a sgt. Born 1932 somerville, ma. Brother ray also in army.

Keywords: 1950-1952. (Wallace) sterling moore. Massachusetts



Entry: 70572
Subject: CPL. EDWARD KREIS

Kris Kreis wrote on June 16, 2009

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with my father Cpl. Edward Kreis during the Korean War. Unsure of the exact unit he was with, just that he was with a 105mm Howitzer group. If the name sounds familiar please feel free to contact me. Regards.

Keywords: Tuck, Greer, Red ...



Entry: 68605
Subject: KOREA 1953-1954

Gregoy K. Booth wrote on January 9, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE WYLIE SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: would like to hear from anyone

Keywords: in japan 10/1953 to korea 02/04 with 40th division as forward observer with 980th fo and as air observer to july /04



Entry: 61587
Subject: 980TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION SERVICE COMPANY

Richard Hall SR. wrote on July 10, 2007


City and State: KEYES OK

Unit: 980TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION SERVICE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served in the 980th Field Artillery Battalion Service company from jul 1952 to September 1953,

Keywords: 980th Field Artillery Battalion Service company,
In 52 we was in coonwall Valley, about july to nov, moved alot,



Entry: 61545
Subject: SERVED IN KOREA 01/53 TO 11/53

Gregoy K. Booth wrote on July 7, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE WYLIE SC

Unit: FORWARD OBSERVER AND AIR OBSERVER

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: interested in hearing from any one who was involved in artillery at the same time

Keywords: i served as a forward observer in support of a korean company and was also as anair observer until august and then as a trainer for kamag after the war ended.



Entry: 58261
Subject: HAROLD WARBRITTON

Grayson Warbritton wrote on July 28, 2006


City and State:

Unit: B BATTERY 980TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Keywords: I am looking for anyone that knew Harold "Jim" Warbritton. He served with Battery "B" 980th FA BN From 1950 to 1952. Looking to put a shadow box/scrap book of thing together for him

Keywords:



Entry: 58260
Subject: HAROLD WARBRITTON

Grayson Warbritton wrote on July 28, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Keywords: I am looking for anyone that knew Harold "Jim" Warbritton. He served with Battery "B" 980th FA BN From 1950 to 1952. Looking to put a shadow box/scrap book of thing together for him

Keywords:



Entry: 52921
Subject: EDWARD SINCLAIR

Alison Sinclair wrote on August 30, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Ed Sinclair, Batt A 980 FA BN. He passed away in 1992. His grandson is very interested in any info. Thank you all for your service.

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Entry: 51326
Subject: LOOKING FOR SMOKERS

Bobby Hampton wrote on June 3, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 388TH CHEMICAL GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: would like to find friends who served with me in korea, 1952 to 1953. We served under Lt. John Turnage

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Entry: 51325
Subject: LOOKING FOR SMOKERS

Bobby Hampton wrote on June 3, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 388TH CHEMICAL GROUP

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: would like to find friends who served with me in korea, 1952 to 1953. We served under Lt. John Turnage

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Entry: 50018
Subject: E-MAIL CHANGE

Kristy Laughter wrote on April 6, 2005


City and State: SANDY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a message posted on your website and need to have my e-mail changed from klaughter@mindspring.com to klaughter@comcast.net.

I hope this goes to the right place.

Thank you.

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Entry: 49573
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Grayson Warbritton wrote on March 15, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: I am looking for anyone that knew Harold "Jim" Warbritton. He served with Battery "B" 980th FA BN From 1950 to 1952. Anyone that is wanting to relay a message to him I would be more than glad to pass it on.



Entry: 46742
Subject: 980TH FA BN BATTERY A

Linda Kerber wrote on November 9, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad passed away in 1998. Just looking for someone who knew him during the Korean War that could tell me some about him. He was a very funny and silly kind of guy....and I miss him.

Keywords: My dad was a Master Sgt. Robert A. Tyburski) from Chicago, IL. He served at Camp Haugen, Camp Whittington (Kumigiya, Japan) and Camp McNair for 980th FA BN, BTRY A. He served from 1950-1952 and wsa part of the softball championship at Camp Haugen. Some of the names my dad noted Joe Stepka, Finn, Hilbing, Griffiths, Kerr, Jurgenson, Arbuckle, Madison, Moloney, Hobbs, Sam Saikesian, Kunaw, Essen, Page, Scarponi, Frog Lathose, Pluscinski, Morse, Gilmore, Alvarez, Villa, Shook, Uraski, Enyart and Rudy, Jummy, Ralph, Mac, Scottie.



Entry: 44873
Subject: 980TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Howard Patty wrote on July 29, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Am writing this for my father, Howard Patty. Any information on the unit would be appreciated.

Thanks

SFC(Retired) Charles Patty

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Entry: 28334
Subject: 980TH FA BN, H.Q. '53 TO '54

Ed Bassano wrote on September 18, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: ANYBODY AROUND - MUNCY, TROUTWINE, GLASS, MILLER HERNANDEZ(COMMO OFFICER )

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Entry: 21682
Subject: 980TH FIELD SERVICE BATTERY

Elmer Engle wrote on December 22, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit: 980TH FIELD SERVICE BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: 980th Field Service Battery

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Entry: 15563
Subject: 980TH FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Kristy Laughter wrote on March 22, 2001


City and State: SANDY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anybody that may have served with my dad, Ray Standow, he was a forward observer and reconnaissance and survey officer from March 16 to July 1953, a second lieutenant US Army, 980th field artillery Batalion, 40th Infantry Division during the Korean war. Looking for anybody that might remember him (although he is still very much here, I am curious about his time in Korea and know that he would enjoy talking with some of his old buddies.)

Keywords: ray standow



Entry: 13977
Subject: I WANT TO JOIN THIS INFINTRY

Corey James wrote on January 1, 2001


City and State: O

Unit: NONE

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

Comments: i want to join when i get older i,m i 6th grade but i will join later ps write back

Keywords: ....



Entry: 11454
Subject: 980TH FA. BN. BATT. A 40TH DIV.

Jack S. Schmidt wrote on September 3, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: NOKOMIS FL

Unit: 980TH FA. BN. A. BAT.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm interested in hearing from old friends within my unit. I dont have and e-mail address at the present time, but my son will be glad to forward anything to me. I'm especially interested in reunions and would appreciate any contact.

Keywords:
Jack S. Schmidt
Gresham, Wisconsin (formally from)



Entry: 11453
Subject: 980TH FA. BN. BATT. A 40TH DIV.

Jack S. Schmidt wrote on September 3, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: NOKOMIS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 10350
Subject: 980TH FA BN, 40TH DIV ARTY

Alfred H. (Al) Gale wrote on July 14, 2000


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: 980TH FA BN - HQ 40TH DIV ARTY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I made this entry because my e-mail address has changed. I started out with Btry A on 1 Sep 50 at Camp Cooke. Held various jobs in the battery and in Bn Hq. Was exec of Btry A when we arrived in Japan and went through the battery test. Then was a Liaison Officer and made a couple of trips around Japan as an umpire for other units taking the battery test. When we got to Korea, I transferred to Div Arty Hq as an Air Observer and also was a duty officer in the Fire Support Coordination Center assigning FO's an AO's fire missions to the different battalions. I left Korea in June '52.

Keywords: Btry A, Hq 980th FA Bn, Hq 40th Div Arty, Air Observer



Entry: 8485
Subject: B BATTERY

Richard Medina wrote on May 7, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: PLACERVILLE CA

Unit: BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served with B Battery, 980th Field Artillary Battalion, 40th Division at Azusa, California. I have a picture taken at Camp Hunter Ligget in August 1953. If you don't already have a copy, I can have one made for you. Just let me know.

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Entry: 7933
Subject: A BATTERY

Frank Olsen wrote on April 12, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIVERHEAD NY

Unit: A BTRY 980TH F.A.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served as F.O. April 52 to Jan 53
Worked all 4 O.Posts A B C D in the Kumwha area.
Received two Purple hearts and a Bronze Star. We were support for 40th Inf. Then 2nd.ROK Div. Some of hill names were Triangle, Jane Russel,Big Sandy, Dagmar, Snipers Ridge,and Papasan,father of
all the hills which was enemies major position.
End of Oct.we moved to Eastern section of 38th.
Finished my time in Able O.P. NEAR HILL CALLED Sandbag Castle. Was isolated from the gun battery so didn't getto know to many in the outfit. Do remember most of the officer's names if any one is interested.

Keywords: Olsen - Ollie - Joe



Entry: 7483
Subject: 1577 BTRY C 980 FA BN

Dean Lefebvre wrote on March 14, 2000


City and State: SYRACUSE NY

Unit:

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

Comments: Hi looking for information about my father for a exhibit on Korea. He was SFC Donald E. Lefebvre, 1577 Btry c 980 FA, Sniper Ridge, "Love O.P."

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Entry: 7076
Subject: CA-NG BTRY A 980 FA BN 1948

Mark Shook wrote on February 20, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: LINCOLN NE

Unit: BATTERY A 980TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I recently received photos of my fathers of his company when he was in the California National Guard. These photos cover a period from 1948-1950 and are of Battery A 980th Field Artillary Battalion, Commanding Officer 1ST D.A. Alkire.

My father never talked about his days in Korea. I am looking for any information about his duty in Korea. His name was Loenard R. "Jack" Shook from Monrovia, Ca.

I would appreciate any information anyone can give me.

Keywords: battles, friends, buddies, etc.



Entry: 5654
Subject: 'A' BATTERY

Russell Arnold wrote on December 16, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: LITTLE RIVER KS

Unit: 40TH DIV. 980TH, FA, BN, 'A' BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Dec. 15, 1999
CPL. Dan S. Arnold

My dad served in Korea from 1952 until 1953 in the 980th, FA, Bn, A battery. He had taken several picture books full of service pictures including a picture of his battery firing the 300,000th round out of a 105 howitzer some where near the Chorwon area in 1952. Another E-mail had asked for names of A battery servicemen, hopefully these might help: CPL Herman S. Spayed; PFC Ernest Oldham; CPL. Joseph A. Tenoze; PFC Phil Drago; Alvin Bethany; Lowell Karston; Eldon Harvey; Cherry Walters; Bob Miller. He also always identified a Sargeant Skinner who he said was a very fine Black gentleman to serve under. Dad passed away in Sept. of 1997. If you served or if any of this information would help in any way, please feel free to call. Your service wasn't forgotten in Kansas.

Keywords: 980th FA BN "A" battery



Entry: 4541
Subject: FO AND ARTY W/ROK

Jack H. Harper wrote on November 8, 1999

Deceased

City and State: RICHARDSON TX

Unit: 980TH FA BN 40TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I was up fwd with the ROK as FO then artillery
Liaison to RoK inf Bn most of the time as the 40th
was off line in reserve a good part of my time
in Korea.

My main claim to fame" was the Sniper Ridge
Triangle Hill and Jane Russel (twin peaks!) area
pf action in the fall of "52.

My daughter found this site for me and it is now
in my favorite places on AOL.

thanks,
Jack Harper

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Entry: 4264
Subject: 40TH INF. DIVISION 980TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Marvin Masterson wrote on November 6, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am writing for my dad. From what I understand he was in the 40th Inf. Division 980th Field Artilery and was a forward observer. I am trying to locate anyone that might have known him or anyone in his unit. I am very proud of my dad and would love to help him find some of his buddies! He was from Kennett, Missouri and now lives in Nixa, Missouri. I appreciate any help that I can get from anyone! Karen Harper

Keywords: Nickname was Mat, 2/51-54, Forward Observer



Entry: 3203
Subject: JACK H. HARPER PURPLE HEART

Dee Crump wrote on June 29, 1999

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City and State: GARLAND TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I was so excited to of found this website - for my dad received the Purple Heart while in Korea (980th, 40th Infintry, Jack H. Harper {hope I got that right}). I had to quit reading to email him the url and call him to go check it out.

My husband is an entertainer and has just returned from his 8th tour in Korea. The stories he tells us of the hard working soldiers over there almost break our hearts.

God bless you.

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Entry: 1173
Subject: 9/52-7/53 INFO WANTED

Donald R. (Don) Lodwick wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: WAVERLY PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: LOOKING FOR INFO ON 980TH FA BTLN 40TH INF DIV FROM

SEPT 1952 THRU JULY 1953, MOVEMENTS, BATTLES, ETC.

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