This is the remodeled internet home of the vietnam veterans of the 2nd battalion, 77th field artillery regiment, u. We had 5th battalion, 2nd artillery, with the attached battery d, 71st artillery m55,and battery g, 29artillery searchlight. Vietnam 25th infantry division yearbook 19671968 tropic lightning soldier this book is a history of one year lived by real men in a real war. Activated once again on 1 april 1976 at fort sill, oklahoma. The 3 th red dragon battalion will be hosting a regimental week to celebrate the th field artillery s history from 58 october, 2015 on fort sill, ok. The 3rd battalion, 16th field artillery regiment is a field artillery battalion assigned to the 2nd brigade combat team, 1st cavalry division. I remember pulling in to different lzs and camps were the field arty, inf. Battalion inactivated 1 april 1963 in germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th infantry division. Thanks to the internet, several of us have found one another and been together for a reunion after over 30 years. It was at the end of the war that the regiment gained its motto and proud. The 2nd battalion departed vietnam on 1 january 1972. They were members of units assigned or attached to the 1st cavalry division airmobile who were killed in action kia or died during the vietnam war. Below is a picture of that last heavy artillery round sent in by c battery fdo then lieutenant richard e.
The th field artillery was constituted 1 july 1916 in the regular army at camp stewart, texas. Army fire base constructed by the 101st airborne division on may on 1969 in use 1969. This collection is housed at the texas tech virtual vietnam archive, it organized first by date, then by unit somehow. Vietnam 25th infantry division yearbook war history pic. The th regiment was the only union unit to plant its colors on the confederate positions. Redesignated september 1969 as the 2d battalion, 12th artillery, and activated in vietnam inactivated 29 august 1971 at fort lewis, washington redesignated 1 september 1971 as the 2d battalion, 12th field artillery activated 1 april 1976 at fort sill, oklahoma inactivated 15 september 1984. The battalion inactivated 1 april 1963 in germany and relieved from assignment to the 8th infantry division. The 19th field artillery regiment is an field artillery regiment of the united states army first formed in 1916.
Once i get a bit more familiar with the us army order of battle for the war, i will reorganize the documents by unit, if it seems more appropriate. The battalion is creating a regimental room to house historical memorabilia and artifacts of not just from 3, but all previous th field artillery units since its creation in 1916. Upon arriving in vietnam in 1966 the 294th was assigned to the 3rd. Jan 02, 2011 throughout the vietnam conflict, the 2nd battalion, 77th artillery.
If you served or have a relative who served and wish to join our group, please send in contact information through the contacts link above. Army artillery unit in vietnam on 16 july 1965 with the arrival of the 2d brigade, 1st infantry division the big red one, and its supporting field artillery, the 1st battalion, 7th artillery. Other units included were the2nd battalion 11th artillery, 2nd battalion 319th artillery, 2nd battalion 327th infantry. Military advisory groupk jusmag kair force special investigations, detachment 4503rd operating location a, detachment 10th of 20th weather squadron, and the american forces radio and television servicer, relay station. By using this format the reader can clearly see the organization and chain of command for the artillery units. Originally, the battalion was part of the 41st artillery group. On 9 april 1972 at 1400 hours c battery, third gun section, of the 2nd battalion 94 th artillery fired the last american heavy artillery round in vietnam from hill 34 in the republic of south vietnam. Jon taylor, c btry, 6768 7th battalion th artillery. The brigade includes 2nd battalion, 14th infantry, commanded by lieutenant colonel john m. Headquarters and headquarters battery, 17th fires brigade september 2007. For that reason, although captain labonte was serving with d2 at the time of his death his memorial is indexed with the 197th artillery regiment. Others called the last two years, the battle for the qutposts. Throughout the vietnam conflict, the 2nd battalion, 77th artillery. Additional support of artillery forward observers from a battery, 2nd battalion, 19th artillery.
I am looking for any information about his service, so as to be, as accurate as possible, in constructing this remberance. Marine corps units that served during the time of the vietnam conflict, and includes the records of those units that served in vietnam as well as domestically and throughout the world. The th field artillery regiment is a field artillery regiment of the united states army first. Battery b maintained a base camp at nui dat, rvn, ys426665. Van fleet wanted to keep an active defense posture and firepower advantage as the truce talks dragged on. The 3d battalion airborne, 319th artillery, relinquished its position as the only u. We were in army artillery and served in bravo battery, 3rd battalion th field artillery, 25th infantry division.
Artillery in vietnam was organized primarily into two forces, the 1st field force vietnam iffv and. Fire base berchtesgaden was also known as fire base eagles nest or hill 1030. Distinctive badge symbolism the lion, suggested by the arms of normandy, alludes to the units battle honors in normandy, northern france, rhineland, ardennesalsace, and central europe during ww2. I served with the quads of d71 they were part of 52ada a duster unit all together the total unit was a battalion with two added batteries. We have stories, historical information, including photographs, and videos, slide shows, etc. Headquarters and headquarters battery, 18th fires brigade 21 may 2008. The 2nd battalion 11th field artillery served in iraq from january 2004february 2005 with the 2nd brigade. Redesignated 1 september 1971 as the 2d battalion, 12th field artillery. On september 1972 the 2nd battalion was assigned to the 25th division, replacing the 7th battalion. Brady passed away and i want to make a wall mounted memorial to give to his wife. Field artillery, 19541973 us army center of military history. During the reporting period, headquarters and headquarters battery maintained a base camp at xuan loc, rvn, yt472096.
Elijah feliciano, an assistant gunner with 2nd battalion, 11th marines, 1st marine division mardiv, pulls the firing cord on an m777 towed 155mm howitzer during exercise summer fury, at range 2057 south, calif. Browse through military records by war, date, locations and name. The mighty ninth 2d battalion, 9th artillery the republic of vietnam apo san francisco 96355. Order of battle of the i field force vietnam by the association of i field force, vietnam veterans, an international organization dedicated to the military and civilian personnel who served with iffv in vietnam. Bill was a ce or crew chief on slicks in the 1st cavalry vietnam from april 1970 through january 1972. The battalion inactivated 29 august 1971 at fort lewis, washington. Redesignated september 1969 as the 2d battalion, 12th artillery, and activated in vietnam. I field force vietnam had the mission of exercising operational control over the u. During the vietnam war, the 7th battalion 15th field artillery was part of larger artillery groups or commands. Guide to the mighty ninth website pdf click on this link for site contents. Find people you served with from 2nd battalion, th artillery.
Army 5th battalion, 2nd air defense artillery army. During the course of the evening, a and c companies, 1st battalion, 5th cavalry regiment were airlifted into an area east of the village to assist in the containment of the enemy. Inactivated 29 august 1971 at fort lewis, washington. Lessons learned, headquarters, 2d battalion,35th artillery. In addition, the 2nd battalion trained vietnamese cannoneers for the republic of vietnam artillery battalion. During the vietnam war, the 7th battalion15th field artillery was part of larger artillery groups or commands. On september 15, 1968, the 2nd battalion returned from westpac commander western pacific.
The us army in vietnam the bud harton collection at the texas tech virtual vietnam archive. Mason, 2nd from left, other names unknown one of the twin 20mm tracks dusters which provided perimeter security and defensive firepower at fb colgan. The 2d battalion, 35th artillery remained assigned to the 54th artillery group with the mission of general support, ii field force. Vietnam war book of honor 1st cavalry division association. C battery, artillery raid to lz putter, october 14, 1967. Army 5th battalion, 2nd air defense artillery army veteran. Enlarge this series primarily consists of command chronologies of u. Once i get a bit more familiar with the us army order of battle for the war, i will reorganize the documents by unit, if it seems more. Units at lz dog were 173rd airborne brigade may 1968august 1971, 18th engineer brigade augustoctober 1968, 7th battalion th artillery 1967october 1969, 1st battalion 30th. Red thunder, tropic lighting, the world of a combat division in vietnam by eric bergerud vietnam 19651970, the 25th infantry division published by turner publications. Carrying the lineage of battery c, 16th field artillery regiment, the battalion carries campaign streamers from world war i, world war ii, and vietnam, and. The battalion was relieved from the 8th infantry division and inactivated in germany, 1.
When d battery, 2nd battalion, th artillery, was formed the men from 3197 arty were not formally reassigned to the th artillery but remained assigned to 3197. The 7th battalion th artillery association was formed in 2012 to support the veterans of the battalion who served in vietnam from 1966 through 1970. Find us army units airborne, special forces, reserve units. Following the civil war, the army was reorganized by congress in july 1866, and the th was divided into three regiments, each battalion receiving two additional companies and being organized along traditional lines. Artillery in vietnam was organized primarily into two forces, the 1st field force vietnam iffv and the 2nd field force vietnam iiffv each with different tactical areas of responsibility taor. The artillery unit the enemy soldier learned to hate artillery lends some dignity to an otherwise ugly brawl 175mm guns lend a whole bunch of dignity come and visit with my battalion. During the vietnam war, the 7th battalion15th field artillery was part of larger. Army 2nd battalion, th infantry army veteran locator. The 1st field force with two groups the 41st and 52nd and 2 separate battalions bn provided artillery support for all of ii corps tactical zone iictz. Battalion history and war stories links 7th battalion th artillery. Most of these chronologies include four common sections of information. To all past members of the 2nd battalion, 4th artillery, 9th infantry division, vietnam. Vietnam 19651975 2nd th artillery battalion was organized in 1965 at fort sill ok and deployed to vietnam under the ii field force 23rd artillery group. From 1966 to 1972 the 294th big guns were the linchpin of the dmz.
The citadel, an area of rice paddies and secondary growth covers the northeastern portion of hau nghia. The 3th red dragon battalion will be hosting a regimental week to celebrate the th field artillery s history from 58 october, 2015 on fort sill, ok. Later in the war, the 715th was under the 52nd artillery group. The new years day battle of 1968 was a military engagement during the vietnam war that began on the evening of 1 january 1968. Army 2nd battalion, th artillery army veteran locator. Aaa vector graphics vietnam service 2nd battalion, th artillery the th field artillery regiment is an field artillery regiment of the united states army first formed in 1916. Three days later 1 september 1971 it redesignated as the 2nd battalion, 12th field artillery. Army field artillery battalion patches flying tigers. General gray who, as biographer scott laidigs recently titled book suggests, preferred to be known as al gray, marine, was a major and the s3 of the 12th marine regiment on the dmz in 1966 when he wrote the request to general westmoreland that the armys 2nd battalion, 94th artillery be rerouted as we sailed across the pacific on the uss. It is dedicated to all those men whether now living or dead who wrote this history by their deeds. Constituted 1 july 1916 in the regular army the th field artillery. I have adopted the outline format used by major general david ewing ott in his book published by the department of the army in 1975 titled vietnam studies, field artillery 19541973. Field artillery 25th infantry division association.
Reorganized and redesignated 1 october 1941 as the th field artillery battalion. Field artillery battalion patches us army patches army unit patches and army regiment patches flying tigers surplus. The 3rd battalion, 197th artillery, was a new hampshire national guard unit activated for deployment to vietnam. The 2nd battalion 11th field artillery served in iraq from january 2004february 2005 with the 2nd brigade combat team in the vicinity of the city of kirkuk. D battery, 5th battalion, 16th artillery 4th infantry division, vietnam. Battery b, 5th battalion, 2nd artillery regiment battery a, 3rd battalion, th.1158 761 607 392 881 538 1308 1396 687 1069 490 1069 994 20 626 729 922 815 1055 1046 954 362 1343 200 138 697 1288 872 931 585 762 1336 1477 1411 1107 1293 933 540