Our 2016 Reunion to celebrate the
14th Field Artillery Regiment
will be held June 23-26, 2016
in Lawton/Fort Sill, Oklahoma. For more details
and to register for the Reunion, go to the Reunion 2016 page.
REQUEST FROM VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
HAS BEEN CONTACTED BY A VA REPRESENTATIVE IN ALABAMA SEEKING DOCUMENTATION IN RECORDS, E.G. OPERATIONS LOGS OF THE 1ST BATTALION
14TH FIELD ARTILLERY, TO SUPPORT AN APPLICATION FOR A PURPLE HEART FOR A CLIENT VETERAN.
THE VA REPRESENTATIVE CURRENTLY HAS THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION FROM AN OPERATIONS LOG ENTRY BY S-3 OF THE 198TH LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE AT CHU LAI, RVN:
"0240h 30 Jan 1968. Incoming
BT 548013. 1 WIA from C Battery 1/14FA"
THE VA REPRESENTATIVE IS SEEKING TO SUPPORT THE 198TH LIB DOCUMENTATION WITH MORE COMPLETE
INFORMATION FROM 14TH FA RECORDS OR REFERRAL TO A SOURCE FOR SUCH RECORDS.
This notice is posted in the Forum. If you have information regarding the incident, please reply in the Forum or contact Association Secretary, Bob Sorensen
by e-mail: email@example.com .
5 February 2016: We received a note from Tom Grinnell regarding
the upcoming Reunion:
"Thank you for the e-mail and reunion form.
At this time, I
will just send in a donation, to be used for the assistance of active duty
soldiers and their family members, because I do not plan on attending the
gathering. I have been to Lawton/Ft. Sill twice, since 2004, and I have
seen many places I went to back in 1964-65, so I have already “done
that.” There are at least a couple of guys I would like to see again, but
I do not think I will undertake such a long journey for that. Of course,
I reserve the right to change my mind! I have many good memories of
Lawton/Ft. Sill, C/6/14, the people I knew, Charles Maldonado and more.
to you and the other Association members for a
4 February 2016: We welcome Lloyd Edens, 6th Battalion, who has renewed his annual membership.
30 January 2016: Registration for the 2016 Reunion and 100th Anniversary celebration is now open. For more
details and to register for the Reunion, go to the Reunion 2016 page.
27 January 2016: We have received the sad news that our member Reggie Figueroa
has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
25 October 2015:
The Association welcomes Gary Hollis, 1st Battalion, as our newest life member.
5 October 2015: Gary
Hollis has contacted the Association with the following request:
"My name is Charles Gary Hollis. During 1968 - 1969, I was with D Battery
1/14th Artillery, 198th Infantry, Americal Division. I am
looking for history on D battery 1/14th Artillery for a VA claim for
PTSD. I need locations of D battery."
If you have any information that would be helpful to Gary, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 September 2015: The Association
welcomes Donald Sylvester, 1st Battalion, as a Life Member.<
7 August 2015: The Association welcomes its newest Life Member,
19 June 2015: The Association, represented by David Laukat, presents a bugle to
Betty Satanta Washburn, descendant of Chief Satanta. The bugle represents a bugle captured by the Kiowa Tribe from Custer's
4 May 2015: Bravo Battery 1-14FAR will conduct a Deployment
Ceremony on 20 May at 1030 at Rinehart Gym on Fort Sill.
22 April 2015: Joyce Goeke,
wife of our Association Chaplain Joe, passed away yesterday. Services for Joyce will be held on Saturday, 2 May at 1:00PM
Central Time at the First Presbyterian Church in Litchfield, II.
Please remember Joe and his
family in your thoughts and prayers.
19 February 2015: 1st Battalion 14th Field Artillery Regiment will conduct a Change
of Command ceremony on 26 March at Fort Sill.
10 February 2015: A new request from Dearl ("Butch") is on the Buddy Search page. 23 January 2015:
A new request from Allen Ham is on the Buddy Search page. 30 November
2014: Click here to see a Forum entry from Ben Youmans looking for information about a battle near Dak Seang in April 1970.
21 November 2014: 1st Battalion 14th Field Artillery Regiment
held it's Dining Out in Lawton, OK.
During the event, Roger Bernardi was reinstalled as Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. David Laukat, accompanied by
his wife Debbie, was reinstalled as Honorary Command Sergeant Major of the Regiment.
Clem Smiley was recognized for his outstanding service and
contributions to the Regiment and has been designated a Distinguished Member of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment by the Secretary
of the Army.
Termin was the guest speaker for the evening. He spoke about how Soldiers' experiences in the Army give them the skills and
tools to succeed in their lives after the Army.
Jerry and Shirley Goos also attended the event.
4 November 2014: Veterans Day is next Tuesday, 11 November. Several national and regional restaurant chains are offering
free meals or coffee to Veterans on Veterans Day. Click here to see a list of participating restaurants (courtesy of David Laukat), and click here for a second list (courtesy of Dennis Proulx).
2 November 2014: 1st Battalion 14th Field Artillery Regiment "Steel Warrior" invite members of the Association to
attend a Dining Out in Lawton on 21 November.
Tickets are $40.00 per person. RSVP to 2LT Rebecca Espinosa, Battalion S-1, NLT 7 November. 2LT Espinosa
can be reached at 972-603-5545 (cell) or 580-442-2158 (work).
1 November 2014: Several Buddy Search requests have been added to
the Buddy Search page.
Jim McCormack, HHB 2-14FA, 1968-70
John Berkoben, D Btry 1-14FA, 1970-71
Gerald ("Jerry") Meek, A Btry 6-14FA, 1969-71
15 July 2014: Donnie Scarbough from Seminary, MS, served as a Recon Sergeant with A Battery
1st Battalion in Vietnam from October 1967 to January 1968. He is seeking information regarding a mission in which he was
airlifted into 3 LZ (or LZ 3) while serving under 1LT Howard Snyder. Donnie needs the information for a PTSD claim with the
VA. If you recall any details regarding the mission, please contact Lawrence Austin at email@example.com.
3 July 2014: The Association welcomes Art Sipes as a Life Member.
June 2014: An article about 1-14 FA's recent certification field exercise has been posted to the Steel Warriors page.
26 May 2014: See Aaron Foster's request for information regarding Larry Kesler, KIA 25 June
1966, on the Buddy Search page . 19 May 2014: Joe Blackwell has new contact information. See the Active Members page.
9 May 2014: Clyde Boykin has renewed his Annual Membership.
15 April 2014: The Association welcomes Alex Reid and Steve ("Doc") Weishaar as Annual Members.
17 March 2014: John Carter provided a photo of Bob Hamilton's Retirement Ceremony in 1990. See the 6th Battalion
9 March 2014: The Association welcomes Anthony Ciociola as a new Annual
6 - 9 March 2014: The Association conducted the 2014 Reunion at San Antonio, Texas.
27 February 2014: The Association welcomes Einar Tyvela as our newest Life Member.
2014: Dedication and Tribute to the Vietnam Veteran.
(Provided by Rex Weaver)
06 January 2014: Gary Patton is the Association's
newest Life Member, upgrading his membership from Annual Member.