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81) William P. O'brien
Hq Btry/Svc Btry
Aug 67 - Aug 68
Was Opn Sgt for six months and then I replaced 1st Sailor as 1st of Svc Btry till rotation.
I was a 1SG when I arrived in and was assigned to Hq, IFFV Arty in NaTrang, S3 section. Had a slight misunderstanding with the IFFV Arty SGM so he sent me to the DMZ. That is the best thing he could have done for me. For the first 30 days I was the acting S2 Sgt for 1/40 and then became the Opns Sgt. Major James E Thomas was the S3. Around the time of Khe Sanh I became the 1SG of Svc Btry. There were four Q4 radar detachments attached to Svc Btry and one of them was at Khe Sanh. It was quite a tour. Left there over 35 years ago and it seems like yesterday.
Would like information or to talk to anyone as I have'nt talked to anyone except David McKinney C Baty
83) LARRY CARROLL
A 1-40 ARTY
LARRY CARROLL LOPEZ COMENCHEROS A 1-40 ART YEAR 66-67
I WAS ASSIGNED TO 1/40 A BTRY AT FT SILL IN DEC. OF 1965 WE SHIPED TO VIET NAM BY SHIP 30 DAYS AT SEA I WAS WITH 1/40 A BTRY MY ENTIRE TOUR IN COUNTRY LOOKING FOR THOMAS LEDBETTER,DONALD OBERRY FROM GEORGIA OR ANYONE ELSE ATTACHED TO 1/40
85) RICHARD J TIPA
B 5/66-11/66, HHB 11/66-6/67,,A6-12/67
From Ft Sill to Dong Ha.From FO, to BN Liaison, to BTRY EXEC.Served second tour 71-72 as helicopter pilot with the 201st AVN CO in Nha Thrang.Guys, that was R&R compared to we went through at Gio Linh.Though I might not remember all your names you were a great much of guys, that I am proud to have served with.
I remember LTC's Lisner and Rope, Majors Payne, Slagel, Thomas Cpts. Meadows, Crosby, Marchbank, Reynolds, McGaffery, Gardner, LTs Knoor, Rollo, Blalock, Briggs, Blaine, Ames, Bennett, Probasco, Wise, Zogelman, Woods, Riley, Marquardt, FSGTs Banks, Cousins, MSGT Tanaka, SFCs Lucas, Santana, Kauakua, SSGTS, Miller, Brown, Yeary, "Gatemouth" Jones, Alexander, Pratt, Andrews, SPC4s Lancaster, Sandau, Hickey.
86) Dick Fidler
HHB 1st Bn 40th Arty
Sept. 66 to Sept.67
I was a Medic with the 40th Arty. When I joined the unit at Ft. Sill there was only 5 of us.
87) Joe Caporicci
A Batt & HHB 1/40
2/66 to 3/67
Assigned to A Batt when the unit was formed as a surveyor then to HHB and shiped by boat in Sept.66. At Dong Ha and Gio Lin until 3/67 and then rotated to 5/27 Arty in Tuey Hoa until 9/67 and Ets.
88) James D. Day
1/40 BAS, HHB
2 Dec 67 - 19 Nov 68
I was the BAS NCOIC from Feb - Nov 68. The BAS Docs were CPT Williams and Kendall. I remember SP4 Gary Kuhm and SP4 Kenneth Moore. Occasionly I have had dreams of Dong Ha, returning there in my dreams and it being all grown up with weed and trash. I was a SGT when I arrived there and was promoted to SSG Sep 68. SSG Knight who I replaced as NCOIC was infused in Feb 68 and transferred to the Americal Div in Cho Lai. While I was with the 1/40th I had a three piece band and played and sang at the 12 Marine Arty Regiment Staff NCO and Officer's Club. Does anybody remember the boardwalk we build in the HHB area leading to the BAS? I remember HHB CO CPT Mackey and 1SG Owens. Does anybody remember when I accidently burned down one of the NCO Hooches in the summer of 68? I sure made a few NCO mad at me. James D. (JD) Day CSM US Army Retired Training Specialist, GS-11 ARTEP Branch DTS, AHS, AMEDDC&S Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-5078
89) Brian Faught
HHB 1/40th ARTY
I WAS ASSIGNED TO HQ COMMO
90) Jerry L Crosby, Sr
A Battery, 1/40th Artillery
My batallion was attached to the 3rd MDIV in Dong Ha. We served at "The Rock Pile", Quang Tri, Gio Linh, and Camp Carrol. We had 105SP and the Bn fired over 500,000 rounds during our year in Viet Nam. The battalion received the PUC, Navy PUC, and MUC. Our men were the greatest! All for One!
91) Tom Garvey
February, 1967 - March, 1968
Served as a cannoneer in a 105 self propelled battery. Dong Ha, Ca Lu, Rockpile, Con Thien, etc. Had a gun blown out from under me in 1967 by NVA artillery. Was ordered to drive the battery commander (Capt. ??) after an Article 15 for not wearing my flak jacket and steel pot while humping ammo into ammo bunker at 130 degrees in the shade.
92) Ron Fowler
B Btry 1/40th/FDC
Bn FDC, B Btry FDC Wondering where everyone went! Bob Steel, Grimes were wounded at Khe Sanh. Are you out there???
FOR THOSE THAT DIDN'T KNOW 1/40 IS AN ACTIVE TRAINING UNIT AT FT. SILL
SOME OF MY PICS WHEN I VISITED
93) Earl Dennis Goad
I went to NAM with a bunch of great guys Fred Miller, John Pinke, Lari Larivie, Al Sacco, Gene Merril Sgt Kennedy, Sgt Snell.and more. I was also with the 3rd of the 18th arty. before I was sent home. but my main unit will always be the 1st of the 40th. i hope that this reaches some of those guys and i get some e-mails from some of them. Thanks for this web site good job.
95) Darryl J. Davis
B-Btry. 1/40 1st. sect.
Think about all you guys even after 30 years
96) Larry Snell
Am looking for anyone that may remember me. If so please reply
97) ralph z reno
hhb 1/40 arty
jul 1968 to jul 1969
i am trying to contact bill cauthen, murphy, melvin youngblood
98) danny williams
b battery 1st and 40th f.d.c.
april 1967 till may 68
hey guys any body remember the fdc at the rock pile.
99) Nick Marsh
HHB (6/40th) 1/40th FA FDC/Personnel
Jan 72 - Jan 74
I believe it was sometime in 1973 when we received directives to "restructure" which changed our unit designation from 6th BN 40th FA to 1st BN 40th FA. I don't remember the reason, nor if it made any difference to any of us.
100) eli r. tella
svc btry 1/40 fa
all for one
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