2-82 FA

 

2d Battalion, 82d Field Artillery

“Can or Will”

“Red Dragons”
(Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany)


The 2d Battalion, 82d Field Artillery, organic to the 3d Armored Division, deployed from Friedberg, Germany as the Direct Support artillery battalion for 3d Brigade.  The battalion was equipped with M109A2/3 howitzers and M981 Fire Support Team Vehicles (FISTV).  The main body of the battalion arrived in Saudi Arabia on or about 5 January 1991, and remained in theater until 22 May 1991. Upon returning to Germany, the battalion inactivated.  Please take a look at this roster and see if you can make any additions or corrections.  If you have input, please send an e-mail.


2-82 FA Roster

Roster Directory:

Battalion Headquarters and Staff

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB)

Brigade FSE

2-67 Armor FSE

4-67 Armor FSE

5-18 Infantry FSE

A Battery

B Battery

C Battery

Service Battery

 

NOTE: A position presented in hypertext indicates a link to a photo of the soldier; a name presented in hypertext indicates an e-mail link.


 

Battalion Headquarters and Staff

 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Battalion Commander Absher, Charles W. LTC  
BN CDR’s Driver (HB6 – HMMWV)    
Battalion Executive Officer Mues, Lloyd MAJ  
BN XO’s HMMWV Driver    
Command Sergeant Major Young, Richard A. CSM  
BN CSM’s HMMWV Driver    
S1 – Adjutant Pritzel, Greg 1LT  
S1 NCOIC (PAC Chief)    
S1 – Legal Specialist    
S1 Section    
S1 Section    
S1 Section    
S1 Section    
S2 – Intelligence Officer Hajuk, Jerry CPT  
S2 NCOIC    
S2 Personnel    
S3 – Operations Officer Carter, Howard MAJ  
BN Fire Direction Officer (FDO) Zilhaver, CPT  
BN Fire Direction Officer (FDO) Marshall Clevenger  
BN Fire Control NCO Finkle, Timothy SFC  
BN FDC Chief Day, Sherman SSG  
FDC NCO Loftin, Kevin SGT  
FDC NCO Perry SGT  
FDC NCO Smith SGT  
FDC personnel Lagunas SPC  
FDC personnel Frazier SPC  
FDC personnel Perry PVT  
PAO/ Assist S3  Shumar, Robert CPT  
S3 Section    
S3 Section Driver Anthony Fulin  
S4 – Logistics Officer Sharpe, “Gator” CPT  
S4 NCOIC    
S4 Section    
S4 Section    
BN Signal Officer (SIGO)  Brantley, David CPT  
BN Signal NCOIC    
BN Comsec Custodian    
BN Chemical Officer Bender, Mike 1LT  
BN NBC NCO    
Battalion Maintenance Officer (BMO)    
BMO HMMWV Driver    
Battalion Maintenance Tech.    
Chaplain Wisdom, Christopher 2008 COL & US Army War College Graduate
Battalion Medical Officer Wilhelm B. Muller CW2  

 

 

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Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB)
 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Commander Knight, Forrest CPT  
Commander’s HMMWV Driver    
First Sergeant Steele, 1SG  
1SG’s HMMWV Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
Supply Specialist    
Armorer    
Armorer    
     
     
     

Commo Platoon

Commo Platoon Leader/XO  Fontana, John LT  
Commo Platoon Sergeant  Kathy, James SFC  
Commo Section  Marsh, Andy SPC  
Commo Section  Hansen, Mike CPL  
Commo Section  Van horn, Ed SPC  
Commo Section  Scrum, George SPC  
Commo Section  Cooley, Jason PFC  
Commo Section  O’Brien, Tom PFC  
Commo Section  Stevens, Brian SPC  
Commo Section  Graham, Charles CPL  
Commo Section  Bales, Ed PFC  
Commo Section  Smith, Michael PFC  
Commo Section  Grubbs, Russell SPC  
Commo Section  Carter, David PFC  
Commo Section  Coffenberry, Tom SPC  
Commo Section  Thomas PV2  
Commo Section  Carter PV2  
Commo Section  Bean, David SGT  
Commo Section  Holland, Scott SGT  
Commo Section    

Survey Platoon

Recon/Survey Officer (HB-30)    
Survey Platoon Sergeant (HB-32)    
Survey PADS Operator (HB-31) Coleman SPC Is this the correct position??
Survey PADS Operator (HB-33) Simmons SPC Is this the correct position??
Survey PADS Operator (HB-34) Crow SPC  Is this the correct position??
Survey Asst. PADS Operator (HB-31)    
Survey Asst. PADS Operator (HB-33)    
Survey Asst. PADS Operator (HB-34)    
Survey HMMWV Driver (HB-30)    
Survey HMMWV Driver (HB-32)    
NBC NCO    

Medical Platoon

Physician’s Assistant Sousha, Joseph CW3  
Medic Platoon Sergeant    
Aid Station NCOIC    
Aid Station Asst NCOIC    
Aid Station    
HHB Medic Young, SGT  
HHB Medic Soza, Steven SPC  
HHB Medic Dalmyda, Leslie SPC  
HHB Medic Pfiefer, Chris PFC  
HHB Medic Allen, Roy PFC  
HHB Medic    
HHB MEDIC    
A Btry Medic Salinas, Gerardo PFC  
A Btry Medic    
A Btry Medic    
B Btry Medic Johnson, Reginald “Goo” PFC  
B Btry Medic    
B Btry Medic    
C Btry Medic Adcock, William PFC  
C Btry Medic    
C Btry Medic    
SVC Btry Medic McAllister, Douglas PFC  
SVC Btry Medic    
Medic – position/rank unknown    
Medic – position/rank unknown    
Medic – position/rank unknown Soza, Joseph Is this the same guy as HHB Medic??
Medic – position/rank unknown    
Medic – position/rank unknown Adcock, Bryan Is this the same guy as C Btry Medic??
Position Unknown Aiello, Frank  
HHB – Position Unknown Obrien, Tom  
BN Reenlistment NCO Whaley SSG  
Position Unknown Cooley, Jason  
Position Unknown Simpson, Ken  
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

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Brigade Fire Suppport Element
Position Name & Rank Remarks
 Brigade Fire Support Officer (FSO) Manning, MAJ  
Assist. BDE FSO    
BDE Targeting Officer    
BDE FSNCO    
Assist. BDE FSNCO    
BDE FSE HMMWV Driver (HB__)    
BDE FSE M577 Driver (HB__)    
COLT Section Chief    
COLT RTO    
COLT Driver    
     

Known Fire Support Names, Unknown Positions/FSE’s

  Connell, Mike  
  McGuire, Matt  
  Allen, Reggie  
  Steen  
  McCarley  
  Hood  
  Phelps  
  De LaRouge  
Unknown Bn FSO Heller, Bruce CPT  
Unknown Bn FSO Middleton, John CPT  
Unknown Bn FSO Parker, Alex, CPT  

 

 

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2d Battalion, 67th Armor Fire Support Element
 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Battalion Fire Support Officer (FSO)    
BN FSNCO    
Assist. BNFSNCO    
M577 RTO (HB__)    
M577 Driver    
HMMWV Driver (HB__)    
M113 TC (HB__)    
M113 Driver    
A Co. FSO    
A Co. FSNCO    
A Co. RTO    
A Co. Driver    
B Co. FSO    
B Co. FSNCO    
B Co. RTO    
B Co. Driver    
C Co. FSO    
C Co. FSNCO    
C Co. RTO    
C Co. Driver    
D Co. FSO    
D Co. FSNCO    
D Co. RTO    
D Co. Driver    

 

 

 

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4th Battalion, 67th Armor Fire Support Element
 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Battalion Fire Support Officer (FSO) (HB__ & HB__)    
BN FSNCO    
Assist. BNFSNCO    
M577 (HB__) RTO/Chief Computer    
M577 Driver/Computer    
HMMWV Driver (HB__)    
M113 TC (HB__)    
M113 Driver    
A Co. FSO (HB__)    
A Co. FSNCO    
A Co. RTO    
A Co. Driver    
B Co. FSO (HB__)    
B Co. FSNCO    
B Co. RTO    
B Co. Driver    
C Co. FSO (HB__)    
C Co. FSNCO    
C Co. RTO    
C Co. Driver    
D Co. FSO (HB__)    
D Co. FSNCO    
D Co. RTO    
D. Co. Driver    

 

 

 

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5th Battalion, 18th Infantry Fire Support Element
 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Battalion Fire Support Officer (FSO)    
BN FSNCO    
Assist. BNFSNCO    
M577 RTO (HB__)    
FSE Personnel    
M577 Driver    
FSE Personnel    
HMMWV Driver (HB__)    
M113 TC (HB__)    
M113 Driver    
A Co. FSO    
A Co. FSNCO    
A Co. RTO    
A Co. Driver    
1/A FO Lowe, George SGT SFC (retired)
2/A FO    
3/A FO    
B Co. FSO    
B Co. FSNCO    
B Co. RTO    
B Co. Driver    
1/B FO    
2/B FO    
3/B FO    
C Co. FSO Epstein 2LT  
C Co. FSNCO Hadrick SSG  
C Co. RTO Miller, Mike SPC  
C Co. Driver Hooge, John C. PFC  
1/C FO    
2/C FO    
3/C FO    
D Co. FSO Alley, Greg 2LT  
D Co. FSNCO Evans, Michael SSG  
D Co. RTO Delarouge, PFC  
D. Co. Driver Bassett, PFC  
1/D FO Lowe, George SGT  
2/D FO Clark, Raymond SPC  
3/D FO Bruce, SGT  

 

 

 

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A Battery

 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Commander    
CDR’s HMMWV Driver    
CDR’s M113A2 TC    
CDR’s M113A2 Driver    
First Sergeant    
1SG’s Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
Supply Clerk    
NBC NCO    
Commo NCO    
Commo    
1/A Commo    
2/A Commo    
Armorer    

1st Platoon

Platoon Leader Whittington 1LT  
PL’s HMMWV Driver    
Platoon Sergeant Thomas, Michael SFC  
PSG’s HMMWV Driver    
Gunnery Sergeant    
Fire Direction Officer    
Fire Direction NCO    
Assist. FDNCO    
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
Gun 1 Chief Burgos, Jose SSG  
Gun 1 Gunner    
Gun 1 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 1 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 2 Chief    
Gun 2 Gunner    
Gun 2 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 2 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 3 Chief    
Gun 3 Gunner    
Gun 3 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 3 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 4 Chief    
Gun 4 Gunner    
Gun 4 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 4 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Unknown Position Daniel Velasquez Resides in New Mexico

2nd Platoon

Platoon Leader    
Platoon Sergeant    
PL’s HMMWV Driver    
PSG’s HMMWV Driver    
Gunnery Sergeant    
Fire Direction Officer    
Fire Direction NCO    
Assist. FDNCO    
FDC Specialist    
FDC Specialist    
FDC Specialist    
FDC M577 Driver    
Gun 5 Chief    
Gun 5 Gunner    
Gun 5 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 5 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 6 Chief    
Gun 6 Gunner    
Gun 6 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 6 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 7 Chief  Dewayne Hall, SGT  
Gun 7 Gunner    
Gun 7 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 7 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 8 Chief    
Gun 8 Gunner    
Gun 8 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 8 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Unknown Position Dannie Branson
Unknown Position Houtz, Charles E.
Unknown Position Jones, Raymond  
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

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B Battery

Position Name & Rank Remarks
Commander    
CDR’s HMMWV Driver    
CDR’s M113A2 TC    
CDR’s M113A2 Driver    
First Sergeant    
1SG’s Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
Supply Clerk    
NBC NCO    
Commo NCO    
Commo    
1/A Commo    
2/A Commo    
Armorer    
Track Mechanic Phillips, Kenneth  

1st Platoon

Platoon Leader    
PL’s HMMWV Driver    
Platoon Sergeant    
PSG’s HMMWV Driver    
Gunnery Sergeant    
Fire Direction Officer    
Fire Direction NCO    
Assist. FDNCO    
FDC 1/A Woolley, Michael SPC  
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
Gun 1 Chief    
Gun 1 Gunner    
Gun 1 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 1 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 2 Chief    
Gun 2 Gunner    
Gun 2 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 2 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 3 Chief    
Gun 3 Gunner    
Gun 3 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 3 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 4 Chief    
Gun 4 Gunner    
Gun 4 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 4 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    

2nd Platoon

Platoon Leader    
Platoon Sergeant    
PL’s HMMWV Driver    
PSG’s HMMWV Driver    
Gunnery Sergeant    
Fire Direction Officer    
Fire Direction NCO Henry, Kevin SGT  
Assist. FDNCO Friend, Matt SPC  
FDC Specialist Scott, John W. PFC  
FDC Specialist Saaski, David  
FDC Specialist    
FDC M577 Driver Saaski, David  
Gun 5 Chief    
Gun 5 Gunner    
Gun 5 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 5 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 6 Chief    
Gun 6 Gunner    
Gun 6 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 6 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 7 Chief    
Gun 7 Gunner    
Gun 7 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 7 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 8 Chief    
Gun 8 Gunner    
Gun 8 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 8 Ammo Team Chief    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
     
B Btry Position Unknown Molina, Onix  
B Btry Position Unknown Ford, Dwayne  
B Btry Position Unknown Goodman, Mark  
B Btry Position Unknown Shirk, Paul  
     
     
     
     
     

 

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C Battery

 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Commander    
CDR’s HMMWV Driver    
CDR’s M113A2 TC    
CDR’s M113A2 Driver    
First Sergeant    
1SG’s Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
Supply Clerk    
NBC NCO    
Commo NCO    
Commo    
1/A Commo    
2/A Commo    
Armorer    
     
DS Position/rank unknown Albrecht, Patrick  
     
     

1st Platoon

Platoon Leader    
PL’s HMMWV Driver    
Platoon Sergeant    
PSG’s HMMWV Driver    
Gunnery Sergeant    
Fire Direction Officer    
Fire Direction NCO Rider, SGT  
Assist. FDNCO    
FDC 1/A Hall, Chris PFC  
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
FDC 1/A    
Gun 1 Chief    
Gun 1 Gunner    
Gun 1 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 1 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 1 Crew    
Gun 2 Chief    
Gun 2 Gunner    
Gun 2 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 2 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 2 Crew    
Gun 3 Chief    
Gun 3 Gunner    
Gun 3 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 3 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 3 Crew    
Gun 4 Chief    
Gun 4 Gunner    
Gun 4 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 4 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    
Gun 4 Crew    

2nd Platoon

Platoon Leader    
Platoon Sergeant    
PL’s HMMWV Driver    
PSG’s HMMWV Driver    
Gunnery Sergeant    
Fire Direction Officer    
Fire Direction NCO Keys, Daren SGT  
Assist. FDNCO Durell, SGT  
FDC Specialist Albrecht, Patrick SPC  
FDC Specialist Staplefoote, Clarence SPC  
FDC Specialist    
FDC M577 Driver    
Gun 5 Chief    
Gun 5 Gunner    
Gun 5 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 5 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 5 Crew    
Gun 6 Chief    
Gun 6 Gunner    
Gun 6 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 6 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 6 Crew    
Gun 7 Chief    
Gun 7 Gunner    
Gun 7 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 7 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 7 Crew    
Gun 8 Chief    
Gun 8 Gunner    
Gun 8 Assist. Gunner    
Gun 8 Ammo Team C hief    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
Gun 8 Crew    
     
     
C Btry Position Unknown Craig, Joseph B  
C Btry Position Unknown Tom Bertelsen  

 

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Service Battery
Position  Name & Rank Remarks
Commander    
Executive Officer   non-TOE position – may not have existed in this battalion
First Sergeant    
CDR’s HMWWV Driver    
1SG’s HMWWV Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
Supply Specialist    
NBC NCO    
Armorer    

Battalion Ammunition Section

Battalion Ammo Officer (BAO)    
Battalion Ammo NCOIC    
Asst. BN Ammo NCOIC    
Headquarters Section    
Headquarters Section    
Chief – Ammo Section 1    
Chief – Ammo Section 2    
Chief – Ammo Section 3    
Chief – Ammo Section 4    
Ammo NCO    
Ammo NCO    
Ammo NCO    
Ammo NCO    
Ammo NCO    
Ammo NCO    
Special Weapons Ammo Spec.    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    
Ammunition Specialist    

Battalion Maintenance Section

Maintenance Sergeant    
Maintenance     
Maintenance     
Maintenance     
Maintenance     
HHB Maintenance Team Chief    
HHB Maintenance    
HHB Maintenance    
HHB Maintenance    
HHB Maintenance    
HHB Maintenance    
A Btry Maintenance Team Chief    
A Btry Maintenance    
A Btry Maintenance    
A Btry Maintenance    
A Btry Maintenance    
A Btry Maintenance    
B Btry Maintenance Team Chief  Windley, SSG  
B Btry Maintenance  Bullock, Derek  
B Btry Maintenance  Tologo, David  
B Btry Maintenance    
B Btry Maintenance    
B Btry Maintenance    
C Btry Maintenance Team Chief    
C Btry Maintenance    
C Btry Maintenance    
C Btry Maintenance    
C Btry Maintenance    
C Btry Maintenance    
     
 Shop Foreman Giles, SGT  
     

 POL Section

POL NCO    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    
POL Section    

Battalion Mess Section

Mess Sergeant (NCOIC)  Perez, SFC  
Mess NCO    
Mess Specialist Fagan, William SGT  
Mess Specialist Patterson, SGT  
Mess Specialist Price, SPC  
Mess Specialist King, SPC  
Mess Specialist    
Mess Specialist    
Mess Specialist    
Mess Specialist    

Service Battery Unknowns

Position Unknown Carl, Dale  
Position Unknown Floyd Smith  
     
     

 

 

 

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