2/94th Battalion Update Number 24
Hi to All:
Hope all is well,
New Members found:
John Hundahl (Montana) 70-71 Service Battery writes:
This morning’s paper, in Spokane, had an article about Iraq vets returning and VA care provided. One interview was with James Bowen from Davenport, Washington. The gist of the article was that he was a two-war vet, having served with B Battery 2/94 in RVN.
I see we have a James Bowen on the roster as having not been found as of yet. This is he, and I will do what I can to make contact with him tonight.
It looks like Bowen, James E. - PFC 70-71 B Battery has been located and served in Iraq.
Hope John was able to contact him.
John had me in stitches when he was talking about Carroll and delivering pojo’s and powder out that way about during the time Galen Hull was out there I described last update. John said it was amazing how a soldier could get his entire body in-between the two tires on the back, including a steel pot!!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Then realize this is not the place to be and cannot get out!!!!! Ha Ha Ha
Not funny then I am sure; but funny now!!!! Guess from the reports those fellows were taking a lot of shots and as usual I am sure, re-supply was PRIME TIME.
Nicholas Garcia writes regarding his father:
My dad was a member of C Battery from April 70 - June of 71. His name is Hector D. Garcia. Does anyone remember him?
Garcia, Hector - PFC 70-71 C Battery
Nicholas contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org
Member messages to pass on:
One of the fellows writes: (I had questioned him on the typical AO gall bladder issues)
YES on the Gall bladder. I had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Lucky to be alive.
Just got award letter from VA. Gave me another 100% & with housebound compensations. All relating back too Diabetes Mellitus II.
All vets who have died from "heart conditions,” and wives have the medical papers, should file a DIC claim. For the present and PAST coronary artery dieses, etc. Please send me your fax # I can then send you my award letters.... thank you.
I had previously mentioned the lineage of the Regiment going back to Normandy and being in the lead elements of Patton's Third Army during the Bastogne Campaign. It looks as if your lineage does live on.
Message received from the 1st of the 94th MLRS:
Staff Sergeant Timothy Giroux at email@example.com writes as follows:
I am currently stationed in what is now known as the 1st BN 94th FA in Germany. I am a SSG and have served in Iraq for 15 months. I can only imagine what you men went through in Vietnam. Your struggles paved the way for us and we refuse to let your legacy go unnoticed.
My 1st Sgt wants to dedicate a Wall in our Barracks to the History of 2nd 94th (which has been reactivated into 1st BN 94th FA) so that we will never forget the soldiers who fought and died for us. I am having trouble finding information on your unit during Vietnam. If you could please send any pictures or unit history. We fly 14 unit streamers on our guideons; I want everyone to know exactly why. Thank you SSG Giroux
If SSG Giroux will send me his mailing address, I will send what I can.
I do have some flexible posters like we had at the reunion and one more of the smaller B20 gun posters.
Website is http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/
KIA and MIA list is located at: http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/Chas/KIA.htm
History is located at: http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/Chas/History%20Index_copywosound.htm
Although this being revised to include more data from 12th Marine Regiment Archives.
Wounded list is not up to date as we had four killed during one period and 31 wounded. I need to work on that some.
Pictures are located at: http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/Chas/II4.htm
Short Battalion summary is located at: http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/Chas/Battalion%20Summary.htm
Flexible Emblem signed at the reunion is at: http://www.2ndbattalion94thartillery.com/Chas/Flexibleemblemsigned.jpg
Anyway, if SSG Giroux will send me his mailing address I will get it out to everyone and send him what I can.
Get busy and sign up for the reunion at Sill in 2006– no time like the present.
Click over and sign up - even if tentative at this time. We need to plan ahead.
Normally I do not send these out but this is a classic sent to me by one of the AO group that defines the times we live in now I reckon.
Have your speakers on.
This guy can fly my plane anytime.
Best to all,