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HHB 1ST BN 40TH ARTY
SEPT 68----- SEPT 69
I SERVED IN THE COMMO SECTION, BUT I WAS NOT AT DONG HA VERY OFTEN BECAUSE I TRAVELED FROM ONE FIRING BATTERY TO ANOTHER. I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A LT. DAVID R GUST WHOM I SERVED WITH. SURE WOULD BE GLAD TO HERE FROM HIM. THANK'S SP/4 (then) STORM
42) Kenneth F. Thompson
We Regret Kenneth has passed
on "Rest In Peace" Brother
HHB 1st BN 40th ARTY
Looking for anyone who served with my brother. He was a forward observer attached to marines. We're having difficulty getting military records and corroboration would be helpful. He's very ill and we might not get records in time. Suggestions welcome. Please contact his brother, Roger (me) at email@example.com
43) Robert Benard
Bravo Btry 1/40 / FDO B Btry 2/94
Jun 1969 - Nov 1969
After orientation (FDO School at Camp Evans?) I was with Battalion FDC while Bravo was on the Khe Sahn Op. I flew to Khe Sahn as Pay Officer (probably July), the day after a Marine short round fell in the Battery killing one of the gun chiefs. Joined Bravo as FDO upon their return to Con Thien. After deactivation I transfered to Bravo 2nd/94th. I remember life at Con Thien as sleep, shoot, stay wet and duck incoming. Like to hear where you guys are now.
For the second half of my tour. FO with a range finder spotting device at
C-2, Con Thein and LZ Sarge and then XO of Bravo Battery 2nd/94th from move back
44) William P. O'Brien
HHB, S2/S3, SVC Btry 1SG
Aug 67 - Aug 68
If a reunion of the northern I corps arty units is solidified keep me posted.
45) L. Scott Fluegel
Jan 98 through Oct 00
Thanks for the heritage of service to our Country.
46) BOB GROUS
1967 THRU 1968
47) Paul J. Swartz
Btry C, 1st Bn, 40th Arty
Jul 69 - Nov 69
Places of interest: LZ Sally, Ashau Valley, Camp Blaze, Cua Viet. I remember Bauer,Wagner,Guadalupe Ramos & a corporal on our gun. Reassigned to Btry C, 8th Bn,4th Arty at Con Thien.
48) Marty Linville
Charlie Battery 1/40
September 1968-October 1969
1st Lt. Served as fire direction officer, forward observer, battery executive officer, and on two occassions battery commander (due to casualties)
49) Richard D Dinsdale
C Btry, 1Bn 1/40, Gun Sctn 5 & FO
Served at C1 1st40th C Btry Gun 5 & FO Section. I remember Sgt Scott, Gunther, Boyles, Hicks, Scotty, Andrews, Rancourt, DeLayo, Robertson, Saltz, Members of the "Dirty Half Dozen" and Viscious. I have been wanting to talk to you guys for 30 years.
DAVID M. JOINER
'C' BTRY 1st BN/40thFA 2nd SECTION
SSG BILL COKER,MARK BABITT,JOHN MORGAN, AND EVERYONE ELSE FROM LAMBOY STRASSE,WHERE ARE YA'LL
51) SP/4 Terry M.
1/40 Svc. Btry, ammo section
02-69 to 11-69
Anyone remembers me get in touch.
(all for one)
52) Richard F. Svec
C Btry 1/40 FDC
AIT FT. SILL went over as a whole unit Sept.66 to 67 by ship around 21days. Boated to Da Nag & drove to Dong-Ha. Landed in cemetary in front of Highway 1 base camp in FDC.Transferred to 6/32 Arty. till leaving for home. Thanks Will for the web site. Been in touch with Jerry Hillhouse. Planning to see each other June 2002. Lets talk.
53) James Reynolds (Jim)
C Btry, HHB
C Btry 4/66-5/67, HHB 5/67-9/67
54) Ray Coolbaugh
Alpha battery 1/40th Commo then FDC
Mar 68 - 69
Assigned as switch board operator and was asked to retrain in FDC. about 2 weeks on switch board then the rest of tour in FDC. knew Bob Paoletti, John Revi, Lt Arron.
55) Jim Moser
Nice site, this should be interesting. My time with the unit was July 1966 (Fort Sill) to August 1967. Hope to hear from some of the guys. Thanks, Jim
56) Guy Thomas
B 1/40th Sep 68 / Sep 69
I was XO of Bravo at Con Tien, C-2 and earlier at LZ Sally. In Jun / Jul I took the battery out to the Khe Shan / Co Roc.
57) Garry Wulstein
58) Richard Willis
SVC then HHB, Supply then HHB Btty Clerk
March '69 to November '69 Deactivation
I first worked in Battalion Supply for SSG Marolt for 3 or 4 months. Then replaced the HHB Battery Clerk and worked out of the Personnel office. Remember the big typhoon in 1969? Tin and wood roofs flying around. When the unit returned to Fort Lewis I missed the deactivation ceremony-still working on our paperwork!
59) Johnny King
Battery C 1st Bn 40th Arty
Sept 66- Sept 67
Went over with the unit from Ft Sill. Worked as FO with the Marines, Cam Lo, Dong Ha , Rockpile.
60) Steve Remlinger
HHB 1-40 FA
Would love to hear from all the guys in HHB, especially commo section, i.e. Gay, Henson, Welsh, O'hara, et al...made it back to Hanau in 1997 while in Germany for 8 months as a reservist...have several pics of the old kasernes, Hanau and Frankfurt areas...sadly, its all been torn down now. I have seen a few guys in the last 26 years: CPT Akob, O'Hara and Clayton Brown....please get in touch with me guys!
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