1) Tim Welsh
HHB 1/40th FA
Please write if you were with 1/40th in 1974-76. I would love to hear from all. Do you recall the truck wreck involving commo vault operator? He was a freind to many.
2) Robert N. Backman (Bob/Bobby)
Headquarters Battery 1/40
Sept. '66 - Sept. '67
For all those that surveyed Highway 9 . . .
3) Mike Bateman
Puked over the side of the USNS LeRoy Eltinge when we left Oakland, CA until we made the landing at DaNang. Most everyone called me Batman
4) Robert D. Hickey U.S.
HQ Battery 13E20 FDC
1st BN 40th Arty activated in Ft. Sill 1966 - Shipped out to Viet Nam Sept. 23, 1966 - Landed at Danang - Convoyed to Dong Ha. - HQ Btry located in cemetary. ALL FOR ONE-ONE FOR ALL Reunion???
5) Wayne Maynard "Wizard"
HHB 1/40 Arty
Oct 1968 to Oct 1969
6) Oliver Bishop
HHB 1st Bn 40th Arty
March 66 to Sept 67
I joined the unit when it formed at Ft. Sill and rode the boat to RVN. I had many fun filled days surveying down Highway Nine and filling countless sandbags.
HHB 6th Bn 33rdArty
Jan 68 to Sept 68
I joined the unit at Ft Carson and rode the boat to RVN. Spent my tour in the survey section at LZ Sharon.
april 67 to Jan. 27 1968
Was in Natrang at the hospital talking to a grunt,who was wounded. He told me about Dong Ha.Was assigned to 41st Civil Affairs, ended up in Dong Ha.Bill Brackney Ron Mayo, John Astrab, Pee Wee where are you?
HHB 1st BN 40th FA
March 1974 until September 1976
Would like to hear from anybody stationed at the 1/40th HHB or any battery in the unit.Does anybody know the whereabouts of SP4 William Gale Hinson (HHB 1/40 FA) please e-mail me or Tim Welsh who is also on this site. ALL FOR ONE
9) PFC Anthony J. Florido
HQ Btry 1st bn 40th Arty
Jan. 1967 June 1967
I was an RTO attached to 3rd battalion 3rd Marine Division (Reinforced)Mike Co. and Kilo Co. Who in turn would attach us to the 5th & 8th Battalion Vietnamese Air Borne Rangers at times. My US Army unit was in Dong HA, I seldom was at my unit; so I remember very little about it. I need help finding my FO-Lt, and Recon Sgt. Their names were Lt. Mentasona? and Sgt.E5 Ely Cooper. I was wounded and my Lt. put me in for the Silver star and Purple Heart. I have no evidence this ever took place, which is why I need to find my Lt. I am not sure of the spelling of his name. I believe he was from some where in pennsylvania. for the same action I was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star for valor and received it through the 3rd Marine Division (reinforced) Fleet Marine Force, signed by B. A. HOCHMUTH, Major General, U. S. Marine Corps. This is the only proof I have of the incident which led to our getting the Cross, and my being submitted for the Silver Star And Purple Heart.
10) PHIL STORM
HHB 1ST BN 40TH ARTY
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
11) 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
12) 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.
13) James Reynolds (Jim)
C Btry, HHB
C Btry 4/66-5/67, HHB 5/67-9/67
14) Alan Kerr
HHB 1/40th Commo/ Message Center
11/67 - 6/69
29 Mar 2008
I was with 1st of the 40th Artillery at Dong Ha form November 67 until June 69, I was Hq Commo SP4 then STG Would like to here from anyone who remembers me. Hay Rankin you out there? Also I travailed to C1,C2,Rock Pile,Khe Sanh,Cua Viet,Cam Lo,Con Thien,Camp Carroll,