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Bulletin Board for 5th Battalion, 81st Field Artillery (1960s to Present)

28 Dec A-5/81FA (Abn) (Tim Millar)
Frank, was your BC Wayne Sharp? I got there in February 1970 and finished jump school at Wiesbaden in May. I was AS-3, then Bn Motor Officer until 4/72. We were Direct Support for the 509th in Mainz, 8th ID, and I'm on their Airborne Facebook pages. Tim Millar
25 Dec A btry 5th BN (ABN) 81st FA (Frank Lesh)
I was in Alpha btry from '68-70. Calvin Hayes and I were at FT Sill with an FDC MOS. We went to jump school at Benning, but Calvin was held back at Tower week because he kept hitting his big head (size 8 1/4, I think) during the PLF training. He finally made it to Rhine Kaserne a week or so... More
19 Nov Jan '63 to Jun '5 HHB Commo Section (Phillip DeWitt)
Great days as a young soldier. Imagine, they actually paid us to jump! Buddies: Ted Heidepriem, Pat Daugherty, Richard Valdivieso, James Tibberts, Lamb (Chops), our Platoon Sergeant, the best - SFC Moses. Lots more memories than words.. we all hated it when they took away our Ridgeway caps, and... More
09 Sep My Friend (Robert Motsinger)
were you in ammo
09 Sep My Friend (Robert Motsinger)
Ross were in AMMO
27 Jun no no no no I don't smoke it no mo (albert ross)
used to sit in your room in a circle a lot
27 Jun no no no no I don't smoke it no mo (albert ross)
used to sit in your room in a circle a lot
01 Jun Rhein Kaserne (John Fickling)
Hello guys, I was stationed at the Rhein Kaserne in 1970 through 1971.
22 Jan @ArthurPeavie (Bart Chambers)
Hi Arthur, When I arrived in Germany in 2/62 as a fresh-faced Shavetail (O-1), I was assigned to the 2/81 artillery in Erlangen (midway between Bamberg and Nurnberg.) You might be surprised to learn that it was a Corporal Missile unit then, we were inactivated and replaced by the 1/77, a... More
22 Jan @Johnny Johnson (Bart Chambers)
Hi Johnny, Bart Chambers here, I was in the 5/81 Arty from 9/63 to late 1/65. I was an 0-2 when I came, and go promoted just after I left for Ft. Sill and AOCC. I remember 1st Sgt Tiger West very well. He jumped on D-day and had a cigarette-roll, the 1st Sgt of A battery (I can picture his... More

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