2nd Battalion 94th Artillery
Website © 1 Jan 2000
Revision Date: 11-22-2014
2015 Battalion Reunion Link
DATES ARE: Monday Sept 28 thru Thursday Oct 1, 2015
(Rates available 3 days before and 3 days after)
2014 Battalion Reunion Link
2014 Reunion - Gettysburg, PA
DATES ARE: Monday Sept 29 thru Thursday Oct 2, 2014
Thanks to graphics expertise of Squire Knowles (Superman while I was there) we had a really neat 2/94th tee shirt at the 2012 reunion.
You can see that front and back at:
You can order those online in the size you need at:
Their phone number at Big Frog is:
I would think since they now have the graphics in house if you wanted a sweatshirt instead that can also be arranged or if you wanted a different color t-shirt over the phone or e-mail.
New Challenge Coins for the 2/94th Artillery
Links for coin .pdf and who to contact is located at:
The surprise I
was talking about for those that would be attending in 2011 was a 2/94th
Challenge Coin that was designed and production overseen by Bill Jones with
the help of Jim Lary and others. That Challenge Coin is pictured at:
The surprise I was talking about for those that would be attending in 2011 was a 2/94th Challenge Coin that was designed and production overseen by Bill Jones with the help of Jim Lary and others. That Challenge Coin is pictured at:
For those that might like to purchase one please contact Bill Jones at:firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe the cost is $15.00 plus shipping but contact Bill for the details. I believe he still had some of these on hand.
There is also a silver .pdf available on that same link.
General Trefry Honored by Award
The 2/94thís General Richard Trefry, 1st Battalion Commander in Vietnam, Honored by being the first recipient of the National Award named in his honor.
The Big and The Bad of the Vietnam War
Northern I Corps
The Artillery Unit the Enemy Soldier Learned to Hate
"ARTILLERY LENDS SOME DIGNITY TO AN OTHERWISE UGLY BRAWL"
175MM GUNS lend "a whole bunch" of "dignity"
Come and visit with my Battalion
All of them Kelley's hero's
FROM 1966 to 1972 the 2/94TH Big Guns WERE THE LINCHPIN of the DMZ.
FOR THE ENEMY SOLDIER; THERE WAS NO PLACE TO RUN from the
'THE rain of steel'.
THE OLD B20 GUN NICKNAMED
Where Did We, in our war, Get the Boys that in an 'instant in time'
became not only men
valorous and honorable warriors and the pride of many nations.
many of these honorable warriors only to be cut down later in life by the treachery and lies of our "less than honorable" politicians, presidents, and our own governments.
Where indeed, did we get such men?
When the truth is really known about these treacherous politicians, presidents, and governments; including the "Department of Veterans affairs" that have allowed hundreds of thousands of these men to die or become disabled by direct actions or inactions.
will they still be able to get men such as these?
That is the real question the citizens of these nations should be asking themselves along with where did our nation get these men that would stand by and not only let it happen but direct that it did happen.
Agents Orange, white, and blue Book is available at:
Or can be find on E-Bay at:
Take a look at this outstanding Artillery Battalion, the six year history, the soldiers that served, the men that were lost and missing, the awesome artillery weapons they used , articles about the unit, the lineage and honors, and the pictures of a 6 year service.
(Still under construction so come back from time to time.)
Click on the appropriate crest for Site links
2/94th former battalion members only Sign In; and/or 2/94th former members change of their information
Guests (non former 2/94th members) sign-in and comments
2002 - 2008 Reunion Information reports and pictures
FOR ALL VETERANS:
CLICK for 2/94th Battalion Updates and Links with Agent Orange information, Agent Orange, White, and Blue separate toxic chemical update links; and postings to Veterans.
2/94th Battalion links: (Battalion Rosters, KIA-MIA-WIA Lists, Valor Page) (Six Year History, CMD Chronology, Battalion Colors) (Gun Names, Gun Specs, Battalion TO&E ) (Picture Index, Corps Maps, Fire Support Maps) (Navy PUC, Crest, Shield, Lineage & Honors) (Articles, Poems, Remembrances by 2/94th Members)
2/94th General information links: (Websites of Units the 2/94th Served With) (Veteran Assistances and Information Links) (Veterans Medical Information and Links-Agent Orange) (Department of Veterans Affairs) (Important Facts Regarding the Vietnam War) (Information on Scale Models of 175mm Gun and 8-inch Howitzer)
Click to send the site e-mail if you are not receiving NOTIFICATION OF the Battalion Updates.
POEM DEDICATED TO THE MEN OF THE 2ND BATTALION 94TH ARTILLERY
tHE VETERANS FINAL INSPECTION
General Trefry Pictures
sample of and Where to buy "Flexible" patch
AGENT ORANGE PAGE
History in work page for final downloads
2/94th Battalion - Short Summary
MARINE APPRECIATION LETTER FROM CG THIRD MARINE DIVISION
Information on second agent orange law suit
Field Artillery song words and history
INFO ON THE FLAG AND FOLDING OF THE FLAG FOR MEMORIAL SERVICES
Battle Sounds from an Artillery Battle at Gio Linh, 27 April 1967
HILL 950 ACCOUNTS FROM THOSE THAT SURVIVED
Upon arriving in Vietnam in 1966 the 2/94th was assigned to the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. The 2/94th minus A Battery was attached to the 3rd Marine Division and then further OPCON to the 12th Marine Artillery Regiment which had just become the Division Arty for the Third Marines along the DMZ. A Battery for approx 9 months was attached and shot for the 1st Marine Division and would later rejoin the Battalion on the DMZ supporting the 3rd Marine Division.
"Hammer the American hard enough and
you forge the best weapon in the world."
Captain Simeon Ecuyer quote in a letter written to Colonel Bouquet
during the siege of Fort Pitt
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God and the Soldier we both adore
In times of danger and not before.
The danger passed and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted.
It will probably always be true. We can only support so much decadence before the whole thing rots from within. At least we have each other.
Captain Greg Smith
Martin Savidge of CNN, embedded with the 1st Marine Battalion, was talking with 4 young Marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN. He had been telling the story of how well the Marines had been looking out for and taking care of him since the war started.
went on to tell about the many hardships the Marines had endured since the war
began and how they all look after one another. He turned to the four and said
he had cleared it with
their commanders and they could use his video phone to call home.
The 19 year old Marine next to him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon sergeant to use his call to call his pregnant wife back home whom he had not been able to talk to in 3 months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly moved by the request shook his head and the young Marine ran off to get the sergeant.
Savidge recovered after a few seconds and turned back to the 3 young Marines still sitting with him and asked which one of them would like to call home first, the Marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation said, "Sir, if is all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing...".
At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak.
All he could get out before signing off was:
"Where do they get young men like this ?".