4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery
Guest Book Archives
Add your viewpoints and memories to the dialogue and help me tell the whole story.
Email Addresses will be posted as pictures only, to discourage junk mail robots harvesting websites.
Email me at the address shown below.
If you want your communication posted to the
public guest book, please use a subject line in your email like this:
Subject: (Guest Book yes) (Email no) The parenthesis and key
words Guest Book and Email trigger my programs and make it easier for me to post
your entry. The Yes or No let me know whether to post your message to
my guest book
and whether to post your email address along with the guest book entry. If
you do not wish to post your email address, you could simply ask them to contact
you through my email address. I will forward the emails to you and let you
decide whether to make direct contact.
When in doubt, I will assume that your email is a private communication and will not post it. I tried automatic guest book forms, but was not satisfied with the reliability across browsers and operating systems. Simple email appears much more reliable. I look forward to hearing from all of you.
PS: Please indicate whether to post your message and email address
to the guest book.
All Email addresses are only pictures to discourage robots harvesting websites for junk mail lists. You will have to write them down and type them into your mail program manually. If you want to contact someone who did not choose to post their email address, email me and I will forward your message to that person.
4th Bn, 42nd Artillery
5th Bn, 16th Artillery
Hello, my name is Karl Koelle. My father, Capt Richard Koelle, was killed at
Bragg in 1975. I've been doing some research recently and found that he was with
HSB, 4th Bn 42nd Arty, 4th Infantry summer of 1969-early 1970,
then it looks like he was with
5th Bn 16th Arty the rest of his tour. I know very little about
my father's time there other than some pictures in an album. I would love to
learn more about his military service.
Thanks for your service and thanks for the site.
Posted 19 APR 2015
You can contact Karl through the Swamp_Fox email address at the bottom of the page.
4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery
I was an
artillery officer in the 4th Battalion of the 42nd Artillery and served
most of my time as a forward observer with infantry units in the field.
I worked out of LZ's Beaver, English, Hard Times, Meade, Lewis and Pungi, in that order, during the Fall of 1969 and the Spring of 1970.
The infantry company captains I served with as their Forward Observer were Captain Chambers (West Point), Lt. Witworth (both on first tour), Captain Charlie Young (OCS - 2nd tour) and Captain Don Cinamond (OCS - 2nd or 3rd tour) who came over initially on a troop boat with a newly trained unit out of Fort Lewis. Not surprising the two OCS officers were the superior leaders. The person who trained me was Recon SGT Bob Nehring, mentioned by Russell Armstrong and Wayne Wright in their posting about C Battery 4/42nd Artillary.
The update additions of David Parrish make me think I was with 1/22nd Infantry or maybe the 1/12th Infantry when serving as an FO, before serving as XO of C Battery under Captain Larry Harbison and with Chief of Smoke SFC Alan Bahl.
After R&R in Hong Kong, I went back out as an FO (long story) I believe with Captain Cinamond.
If you remember me, please contact me through this website and send me any additional info on these photos.
Posted 19 APR 2015
You can contact John through the swamp_fox email address at the bottom of this page.
4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th Infantry Division Index
4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th Infantry Division GuestBook
4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th Infantry Division Photo Gallery
4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th Infantry Division Stories
All Email addresses are in picture format only to discourage web bots from harvesting for junk mail lists. Type them into your mail manually. Site designed for Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or higher, viewed with text size medium and desktop resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Webmaster:Homer R. Steedly Jr. (Email: ) Copyright 08/12/1995 - 05/26/23. Commercial Use of material on this site is prohibited.