20 Dec 2011: We are pleased to welcome our newest
annual member, Jerry Del Pino, 1st Battalion.
20 Dec 2011: A picture of the 14th Field Artillery in Normandy in 1944 has
been added to the 4th Battalion Page.
16 Dec 2011: Charlie ("Tuna") Sandross passed away on 12 Dec. Charlie was
assigned to the B/6-14 FA FDC at Ben Het in 1969-70. Services will be held 19 Dec at 1100hrs at the Windwood Presbyterian
Church, 10555 Spring Cyprus Rd in Houston, TX.
The Association sends our condolences to his wife, Faith, and family.
02 Dec 2011: Services for Charlie Maldonado were held at the Fort Sam Houston
National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. David Laukat, Roy Huff, and Clem Smiley represented the Association.
Also, a fitting tribute to Charlie is on the 6/14 Arty site at http://www.614arty.org.
Patrick Kelly invites everyone to pay a visit.
26 Nov 2011: The Association welcomes our newest Life Member, James Chin,
26 Nov 2011: Graveside services for Charlie Maldonado will be held at 1400
hours on Friday, 2 December 2011, at the
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.
20 Nov 2011:
15 Nov 2011: A request received from Kim Scales, Decatur, AL:
"I am looking for
anyone who knew my uncle Douglas Everett Boyd, from Corinth, MS. Died 10/08/1970 in Chu Lai, Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam.
He was with HHB 1st Battalion 14th Artillery. Any information, pictures, anything would be greatly appreciated. I really don't
know anything about him, and have only ever seen 1 or 2 pictures.
"Thank you for any help you can give me."
11 Nov 2011: Announcement
for the 214th Fires ("Leaders") Brigade Holiday Run/Walk on 23 Nov at Fort Sill.
2011: Several news articles regarding the Soldiers of 1-14 FAR are posted on the Steel Warriors page
07 Oct 2011: IMPORTANT SOCIAL SECURITY
INFORMATION FOR VETERANS.
qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through
2001 (the program was done away with 1 January 2002). Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit credited at time of application
- which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement. You must bring your DD-214
to the Social Security Office and you must ask for this benefit to receive it!
Soc Sec website: http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm
is NOT just for retirees, BUT anyone who has served on active duty between 1 January 1957 to December 31, 2001.
17 Aug 2011: Two 1st
Battalion events at Fort Sill -- B Battery Change of Command ceremony and C Battery deactivation. Pictures are posted on the
Steel Warriors page.
07 Aug 2011: Neal Schwartz
has provided an article from 1968 regarding the 4th Battalion Change of Command ceremony. See the 4th Battalion page.
31 Jul 2011: Pictures from
Vietnam provided by Joe LaPorte have been posted to the 6th Battalion Reflections page.
25 Jul 2011: An invitation
from the Soldiers of Bravo and Charlie Batteries, 1st Battalion, to the Association:
Jul 2011: Articles about activities by 1st Battalion 14th Field Artillery Soldiers at Fort Sill have been posted to the Steel
20 Jun 2011: Photos of 2nd Battalion's move from Montieth Barracks
to Merrill Barracks in 1968 have been posted to the 2nd Battalion Reflections page.
Jun 2011: The Association has received word that Sherman Loy passed away. We send our condolences and prayers to Sherman's
04 Jun 2011: Charlie Battery, 1-14 FA is having their annual reunion
in Billings, Montana, 23-25 June. Point of contact is Clarence Marrs, Association Vice President, at 918-839-9299 or 918-647-5782.
08 May 2011: We have a new source for regimental patches. Campaign Casuals has created a patch for the 14th Field Artillery Regiment. For ordering information,
visit the Campaign Casuals website and type in "14th Field Artillery" in the search field. 23 Apr 2011: We're on Facebook! Click here to visit the 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association Facebook page. While you're there, click "Like" to receive all
future announcements on our Facebook page. 13 Apr 2011: Jimmie Frazier, a former member of Charlie Battery,
1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, passed away on 12 April in Springfield, MO. Jimmie will be honored at a graveside service
at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. The date of the ceremony has not been announced. If you are interested in
attending you may contact Jimmie's daughter Jaimie at email@example.com or by calling her at 417-766-4945. An obituary
will be published on the Springfield News-Leader website, www.news-leader.com.
The Association sends its condolences and prayers to Jaimie and Jimmie's family.
24 Mar 2011: Alpha and Charlie Batteries, 1-14 FA have
completed extensive training at Fort Bliss, Texas, and have returned to Fort Sill. LTC Rob Picht, Battalion Commander, reports:
safely returned from our off post training event at Fort Bliss
and just completed our Recovery inspections. It was a great training
opportunity for the Steel Warriors; CSM Carr and I are very proud of
the performance put forth by the Steel Warriors. It was truly a team
effort. During our training at Fort Bliss we drove over 1400 miles
(which included the convoy to/from Fort Sill-Bliss) conducting 16
ranges, which included small arms, machine gun and convoy live fire
ranges and fired over 200,000 rounds of blank and live ammunition. We
also fired 36 reduced range practice rockets (RRPR) as part of
Artillery Table certifications with Alpha and Charlie Battery."
from the Fort Sill Cannoneer on the Steel Warriors page.
10 Mar 2011: The 14th
Field Artillery Regiment Association website has been selected as one of 20 patriotic websites by VA Home Loans.
28 Jan 2011: David and Debbie Laukat represented
the Association at the 214th Fires Brigade St. Barbara's Day Ball at Fort Sill. Picture are on the Steel Warriors page.
26 Jan 2011: Bob Lund provided a picture from the 1st Cav reunion in June
2010. Go to the Regimental Moments page.
2011: A message from John Mendyk:
Hi, My name is John Mendyk and I served in Viet Nam Feb.67, Feb.68 I
was the #2 man in the 1st gun section (175 ) Battery A 14th Artillery 1st Field Forces. Looking for my old buddies Pat Burke,
Sgt. Dillard, James Northern, Johnny Cagle and any the guys that may have served with me. Capt. Miller was our 2nd LT.
and I will never forget the Tet when we shot direct fire. Hope all is well with all my old friends.
16 Jan 2011: A message from John Ziska:
I am searching for a photograph(s) and
anyone who may have served with and additional information for PFC Richard
Edward Tamer, C Btry, 6th Bn, 14th Artillery, 52 Arty Group, I Field Force,
USARV, KIA 5/21/1969.
Richard Tamer was the guitar player in my
high school band (Parma Senior High School) in 1963.
FYI - I served in the 19th Engineer
(Combat) Battalion, 18th Brigade, 45th Group in Qui Nhon & Bong Son,
Viet-Nam. My time was Sept 1966 - Sept 1967.
I was one of the fortunate who
Any help or assistance you can provide
would be greatly be appreciated.
Welcome Home !!!
3 Jan 2011: The Association has received the following message from William Van Cook:
2nd Lt Donald Van Cook C Bat 6th Btln 14th FA was killed on
June 4 1969, apparently by rocket or mortar fire. I am looking to
correspond with anyone who knew Donald and can shed any light on his
time in VietNam.
Thank you all for your service."