981st Field Artillery Battalion (155MM)


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Entry: 96274
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH MY DAD

Amy Catterton wrote on August 27, 2018


City and State: GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with my Dad, he was A battery 981st from 52-53, Sgt. Linal Reese, went by Bud. Thank you

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Entry: 94087
Subject: 981ST FA BN, BATTERY B

GARY ROSS ROSS wrote on December 13, 2016


City and State: EL DORADO KS

Unit: BATTERY B, 981ST FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was with Battery B of the 981st FA BN. in the 40th Inf. Div. from July 1952 until June 1953. I was just a young recruit PFC so I donot remember to much. Our unit was in Kumwah Valley. I remember that I worked on the forward observer team on Heartbreak Ridge. We just lived in a small bunker. I do not remember anything about the time that I was there because I spent most of my time in our observation bunker until I got my orders to leave. I started recalling somethings after I made the Kansas Honor Flight out of Wichita, Kansas in June of this year.

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Entry: 90232
Subject: A BATTERY 4/53 TO 9/54

Russell Boneck SR. wrote on December 19, 2014

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW MIDDLETOWN IN

Unit: 981 FA A BATTERYFIELD

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: fields or doyle still with us

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Entry: 90231
Subject:

Russell Boneck SR. wrote on December 19, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 981 FA

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 89221
Subject: 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION (155MM)

George Rader SR. wrote on June 24, 2014


City and State: ALAMOGORDO NM

Unit: 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION (155MM)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, George A, Rader Sr was a Sergeant on a 155MM gun crew. He was with the
California Army National Guard. He deployed from Camp Cooke, CA. We lived in Orcutt,
CA at the time. I was only 3 or 4 years old when he came home and I remember it well.
I remember him saying his gun crew could out fire all the other gun crews. I remember
him saying his outfit would move to the front lines fire and retreat to their previous
firing line and the infantry would catch worst of the retaliation. I am trying to find
anyone who remembers him or knew which battery he was in. He passed in 2007 and he
always said the Korean War Vets never got the recognition they deserved.

Thanks,
George A. Rader Jr, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

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Entry: 86928
Subject: 981ST FA BN, B AND C BATTERIES

Ben Meek III wrote on August 6, 2013


City and State: OKC OK

Unit: 981ST FA BN, BATTERIES B AND C

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad was a 2nd Lt. and later 1st Lt. and served in both B and C batteries in the
981st FA Bn at different times from Fall 52 to Summer 53. I know he would love
to hear from anyone he served with.

Keywords: Punchbowl, Bloody Ridge, Chorwon, Smoke Valley



Entry: 86880
Subject: LT. BEN F MEEK JR

Ben Meek III wrote on August 1, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 981ST FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for vets that served w my dad.

Keywords: Punchbowl, smoke valley, Chongjin res., bloody ridge



Entry: 86220
Subject: B BATTERY APRIL 53 TO AUG 54

Cloid O. Huckstep wrote on May 18, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 981 FIELD ARTILLERY B BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Has anyone heard from or know where to locate, Lt. Don Reynolds from this time
frame?

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Entry: 86215
Subject: B BATTERY APRIL 53 TO AUG 54

Cloid O. Huckstep wrote on May 17, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 981 FIELD ARTILLERY B BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I just now became aware of this site. Was from Arizona at time of
deployment.

Keywords:



Entry: 78181
Subject: 981 A BATTERY

Russell Boneck SR. wrote on March 14, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEST ALLIS WI

Unit: 981 FA A BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: may 1953 sept 1954



Entry: 76069
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: 75502
Subject: A BATTERY 981ST FA BN KOREA 40TH INF DIV

Ben Ballinger wrote on July 19, 2010


City and State: THOUSAND OAKS CA

Unit: 981ST FA BN BATTERY A 40TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Any one around who served in the 40th Inf Div A Btry
981st Fa Bn during the period
of 1950 Oxnard to 1952 Korea? Would enjoy hearing from
you!

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Entry: 71559
Subject: COL. GORDON N. DISON, SR. (RETIRED USA)

Gordon Newton Dison SR. wrote on September 9, 2009


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: 981 FA BN 40TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would appreciate hearing from anyone else who served
in this unit at the same time.

Keywords: Served in Korea June 1952 - 09/53



Entry: 69677
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOME INFO

Heidi Penrod wrote on March 28, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to get some info on my husbands father.
His paperwork says Btry B 981 FA BN. I assume this means 981st Field Artillery? He is deceased. He served in Korean Jan? 52 to Oct 53. Would this be the right battalion? He was a cannoneer from his paperwork. Never researched anything like this, so any info is helpful. Would like to find out what battles he may have been involved in.

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Entry: 69355
Subject: INFO REQUEST

Mark Salyers wrote on March 3, 2009


City and State: MACON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for:

1. Anybody that served with Kelson Salyers (my dad) in Baker Battery in 52-53.

2. Photos of that unit

3. A good resource for troop positions; thought it would be interesting to track the unit's movements during the war if possible.

Keywords: Kelson Salyers 981st Baker



Entry: 60623
Subject: FELLOW MEMBERS

John Bradford wrote on April 10, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: JASPER AL

Unit: SER. BATT 981ST FA BN.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to make contact with anyone that served in these battles, especially those during the winter of 52 and 53 until April of 53.

Keywords: Kumhwa Valley Heart Break Ridge Old Pappa San



Entry: 59411
Subject: 981ST FA HDQ 1953

Alvin J. Hoogstraat wrote on December 25, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: ASHKUM IL

Unit: HEADQUARTER BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for pals

Keywords: Smoke Valley



Entry: 58958
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Harold Harris wrote on September 19, 2006


City and State: GA

Unit: 981 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALLION 40TH DIVISION HEADQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Reb



Entry: 56654
Subject: DIMMING MEMORIES.

William Posey wrote on April 13, 2006


City and State: TIPP CITY OH

Unit: 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY BTN.,B BATTERY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was a draftee filler from Ohio joining B Battery, 981st in early October, 1950. Trained at Camp Cooke, Cal.and Camp Younghans, Japan in 3rd platoon (fire direction, field survey,etc.) Moved to Korea as part of advanced party Dec.,1951 to relieve 24th Div. Was promoted to 3rd platoon Sgt.June of 1952 replacing Msgt. Al Miller who was rotated home. Was offered battlefield commission but refused because of my fathers death in July, 1952. Left Korea early Oct. 1952 as SFC. Our outfit did a good job and I have always been proud to have been a part of old
B Battery.

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Entry: 56150
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Harold Harris wrote on March 9, 2006


City and State:

Unit: 981ST ARTILLERY BATTALION/ 40TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: just looking to contact old buddies

Keywords:



Entry: 53938
Subject: 981ST FA 40TH DIV (52-53} 155 MM

Orlie J. Wood SR. wrote on November 5, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: GORDONSVILLE TN

Unit: BATTREY B 981ST FA 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to hear from some of the guys who served with. Sgt Bruce Handle, the guys is 3rd section of B Battrey 981s



Entry: 53874
Subject: 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY BN (155 MM)

Orlie J. Wood wrote on November 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: GORDONSVILLE TN

Unit: B BATTERY 981ST FA 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 52293
Subject: 52D ANNIVERSARY

William H. Horton wrote on July 27, 2005


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA SC

Unit: BATTERY B, 981ST FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Today is the 52d anniversary of the Korean War truce, which began at 2200 local time. Our gun section chiefs were required to turn in their firing mechanisms at 2145 to ensure there was no violation on our part. However, the Chinese artillerymen had no such requirement, and we took a lot of incoming fire during that last 15 minutes.
On 11 Nov 03, I addressed a third-grade class on my experiences during the war. On 5 Apr 05, I spoke to two eleventh-grade history classes on the same subject. Both were well-received. Would welcome contact with any members of Battery B during the period October '52 - November '53.

Keywords: Golden Baker



Entry: 50922
Subject: ANYBODY OUT THERE?

Robert Larmore wrote on May 17, 2005


City and State:

Unit: BATTERY A

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Just curious about other members from CA to
Japan to Korea, 50-52.

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Entry: 49973
Subject: CARL A GIBBONEY

Carl Gibboney wrote on April 4, 2005


City and State: LONG BEACH CA

Unit: HQ BTRY 981 FA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father passed away in Jaunary 2000. I found his Zippo cigaret liter with his name and unit number engraved on along with what I think is his name in Japaness.
I was only 7 or 8 when he served and wonder if anyone remember him and had any stories. If not I still salute you men "the greast generation".

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Entry: 49601
Subject: B BTRY 981ST FA BN

William H. Horton wrote on March 17, 2005


City and State: WEST COLUMBIA SC

Unit: BATTERY B

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Oct 52 - Nov 53, Amphibious landing at Inchon, train ride to Chun Chon, then by truck to Btry B. Remember Punchbowl and Heartbeak Ridge and end of war in July 53. Left as CPL, retired Jul 71 as MSG.

Keywords: Golden Baker



Entry: 45289
Subject: SV.BTRY.981STFABN.KOREA 52-53

William (Bill) Bell wrote on August 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOTHELL WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: There were only seventy three men in our outfit.

Keywords: Golden Service. Old Baldy, Heartbreak Ridge



Entry: 45204
Subject: MELVIN P. DECKER, 40TH INF. 981ST, BATTERY C

Melvin P. Decker wrote on August 13, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORFOLK VA

Unit: BATTERY C, 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY 40TH INFANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hello to all the guys and think about you often and hope you all are in good health

Keywords: Bohn, Belkhe, Sgt. Snead, Eno, Welch, Kumwha Valley, Punchbowl, Sniper Ridge, Punchbowl, Smoke Valley



Entry: 43794
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Angelo Quadarella wrote on June 14, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAYLORSBURG PA

Unit: C BTTRY. 5TH SECTION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Sgt. Gil, Heddy, Honnigan, Sapp,
or any other 5th sec. men of the 981st that were in Korea in 52 and 53, also anyone that might have served in the 11th F.A. 24th Div. in 51 and 52, Tony Argento was a good friend

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Entry: 42652
Subject: FRIENDS OF CAPT PHILIP H NORDLI COMMANDER OF BATTER B. 981ST FA

Dan Fulwiler wrote on April 27, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: STERLING VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Capt Philip Nordli was Commander of Batter B. 981st Field Artillery at one point. He also received a Bronze Star for valor during the war. I'm trying to piece together my Grandfather's history and would like to speak to anyone who knew him during his prime years - in friendship, war, or otherwise. Thank you.

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Entry: 40229
Subject: MEMORIES

Ron Bohn wrote on January 24, 2004


City and State: MOSES LAKE WA

Unit: C BATTERY 981ST FAB

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in C Battery from June, 1952 to June 1953.

Keywords: Sgt.Larry Eno, Lt. Mark Weber, Sgt Snead, Robert Boehlke, Kumwha Valley, Punchbowl, Sniper Ridge,
Smoke Valley,Decker



Entry: 39622
Subject: KOREA '52- 6/53

John (Jack) P. Burgoyne wrote on January 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CYNTHIANA KY

Unit: 981ST FA BN/HQ - HQ

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Received Bronze Start for Ground Combat 5-6 June 1953. Anyone recall being with me?

Keywords: Kumwah, K-Koji Pass, Mundungnee, Heartbreak,Punch Bowl.



Entry: 36975
Subject: 981ST FA BN

Gordon Dison JR. wrote on September 17, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: JONESBORO AR

Unit: 100TH DIV (IT)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for Vets who served with my father in 981st FA in Korean War(now COL Gordon N. Dison) from Alabama. I want to build some information to give him on his birthday and addreses or emails from soldiers he served with would be appreciated. Please contact me so I can surprise my father.

Drive On

LTC Gordon N. Dison Jr,
FA, USAR
Commander, 8/100th DIV (IT)

Keywords: Gordon Dison from Alabama



Entry: 36077
Subject: LOOKING FOR ALL MY BUDDIES

Jesus Cruz SR. wrote on August 5, 2003


City and State: PORTSMOUTH VA

Unit: 40TH. INF. DIV., 160TH REG. LOVE CO. (KOREA)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Searching for anyone who is in the 40th Inf Div. Would like to get some info as to the Hill numbers when were in the front line.

Keywords: Little Savage, Korean 50-53 Buddies during Korean War.



Entry: 36076
Subject: LOOKING FOR ALL MY BUDDIES

Jesus Cruz SR. wrote on August 5, 2003


City and State: PORTSMOUTH VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 34773
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Larry (Lawrence) Eno wrote on June 10, 2003


City and State: BOISE ID

Unit: BATTERY C, 981ST, CAMP COOKE, OCCUPIED JAPAN, KORE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from Bill Gardner who may know where Bob Lentz and George Brinsko may be.

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Entry: 34642
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Clovis (Glenn) Stone wrote on June 5, 2003


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: BTRY A - HQ BTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Started as canoneer in Btry A, left in March 54 as Bn Operations Sgt. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers ammo truck driver named McCoy being killed in action in 53.

Keywords: Btry A and Hq Btry 981st FA BN
1952,1953 and early 1954



Entry: 34337
Subject: 981ST FA BN

Tom Silva wrote on May 23, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, 1st Lt. Larry C. Silva, Jr., served as 1st Sgt with Battery A, 981st FA BN at Camp Cooke from July '47 to Nov '48, attended officer training at FAS Ft. Sill in '50. Left Camp Stoneman for Japan and Korea in May 51.
Served with 160th RCT and Battery B and HQ 981st in Korea through Aug '52. Returned to Japan to serve with the 11th FA BN at Camp Younghans and back in Korea. At some point he was a training officer at Gifu in Japan. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him and can tell me more about where he served in Korea.

Keywords: Battery B, Camp Cooke, Korea, HQ Btry, Camp Younghans, 11th FA BN.



Entry: 28472
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS

Robert Park wrote on September 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: VERO BEACH FL

Unit: BATTARY C 981ST FA BATALLION 40TH DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for old battary friends. Bob Lentz,(message298550) George Brinsko, Buddy Lubitz, Cy Okrend

Keywords: JAN 1952 AUG 1952 ARTILLARY VALLEY,PAPSAN



Entry: 28413
Subject: 1953 AND ?

Robert Becker wrote on September 22, 2002


City and State: CASTLE ROCK CO

Unit: 981ST FA BN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information on my Father, served in Korea in 53' till ? Air Observer, for over 1 yr.
Stories, battles, etc, greatly appreciated. At that time Lt. Becker.

Keywords: Korea 53' 981st FA Bn,



Entry: 27291
Subject: B BATTERY, 981ST FA BN

Rick Rusch wrote on August 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NAPERVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Richard (Dick) Rusch, served in the 981st, B Battery from Oct 50 to Oct 52. Would like contact with anyone who might have served with him in the battalion at this time. Thanks.

Rick Rusch

Keywords: B Battery, 981st FA BN, Oct 1950, Oct 1952



Entry: 23165
Subject: COMRADE SEARCH

Robey Howard wrote on February 14, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SEVEN LAKES NC

Unit: C BATTERY 981 FA BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in C Battery in l952 and l953, Fire Direction Control, as a Scout first then as Chief of Survey. Would like to contact any men who served with me.

Keywords: Georgek Kincaid, Joe Nigro, Ed Rusk, John Hedges, Lt. Weber, Capt. Ganzanos, Sgt Handel, Whity Disrud, :: Kumwha and Papasan (l042) Punch Bowl, Snipers Ridge, Mundungnee, Jane Russels Knob.



Entry: 22977
Subject: UNIT MEMBER 1951-53

Sam Caprio wrote on February 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: FRANKLIN PARK IL

Unit: 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY 40TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Glad I found this site

Keywords:



Entry: 22798
Subject:

Cesario (Sal) Salemi wrote on January 31, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 981ST FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 21092
Subject: BUDDIES 1950-52

Cesario (Sal) Salemi wrote on November 29, 2001


City and State: MOUNT SINAI NY

Unit: 981ST F A.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from anyone i served with from
camp cooke,to camp youngan's japan and korea

Keywords: looking for former buddies served 1950-1952 korea
from 1951-1952



Entry: 20473
Subject: 3251ST SIGNAL SERVICE COMPANY

Richard Murray wrote on November 10, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RENO NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm trying to help out my Dad... former T/SGT James R. Murray, who was with the 3251st Signal Service Company, 981st Field Artillery Bn, 144th Field Artillery Group during World War 2. Anyone have any ideas how he can contact his former war time buddies?

Please email me at: ranger209@earthlink.net

Thanks...

Richard D. Murray
SSG, USA (Ret.)

Keywords:



Entry: 16375
Subject: 40TH DIV (981ST FABN) VET

Jack Parks wrote on May 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: TULSA OK

Unit: HQ BTRY, 981ST F.A. BN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like e-mails from guys served with me in
Korea 52 and 1953 in the 981st.

Keywords:



Entry: 16031
Subject:

Robert Lentz wrote on April 19, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANTA BARBARA CA

Unit: 4OTH INFANTRY DIV., 981ST FAB., BATTERY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: 4OTH INFANTRY DIV., 981ST FAB., BATTERY

Keywords:



Entry: 11175
Subject: SARGEANT HERBERT DIAMOND

Amy Diamond Garrett wrote on August 20, 2000


City and State:

Unit: 40TH DIVISION 981 FABN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am Sargeant Herbert Diamond's daughter and am
trying to help him find buddies from his group.
Please email me with any information and I will
forward it to h

Keywords: Heartbreak ridge, Smokey valley, Kumwah valley



Entry: 10220
Subject: AFRS AFKN RADIO STATION TROUBADOR

Jack Stonnell wrote on July 9, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOZEMAN MT

Unit: 981 ARTY (TDY TO FEN AFKN)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking to contact any personnel who worked with me at AFKN Troubador, 1953-54, including: Jim Rodio, Bill Brown(from NC or SC at time), Tom Leuders (US55381480; from Wis. at time), Jim Wilson, Leroy Meyers (station engr. from FL at time), John T. Spencer (RA19440471; from Seattle at time), Tom Wood (Lt. OIC at station up to 10/53), also Robert Powers (Capt. X Corps TI and E officer at time). I have a video which includes these men at Troubador. I was OIC 1953-54.

Keywords: AFRS AFKN Radio Station "Troubador" located near X Corps (GP) Hdqs. 1953-54.






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