509th AFA Photos


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Bobby Rudder, B Battery 509th AFA

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B Battery, 509th Armored Field Artilley at basic training in August-September, 1955, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Front Row kneeling: SP3 Brock, DI, Pvts, Caldwell, Hobler, Miller, Moore, M.D. Moore, Marvin Meyerhoffer

Second Row: McAmis, Brooks, Bobby Rudder, Coffman, Shular, Lonskowski, Sullivan, Raymond Williams, Looney, Lucas, and Mayhew

Third Row: Smith, Haney, Dooley, Reed, Mabe, Harp, Croup, Price, Pettus, Crawford, Roy, Rex Williams



Marvin Meyerhoffer, 509th AFA and 2/73 FA Attached photos below.


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    Marvin Meyerhoffer

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    Marvin Meyerhoffer at Fort Knox in July, 1955.

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    Members of the Survey Section and FDC. I remember one name, on the far left is George McClellan of Pennsylvania.

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    Aboard the USNS Patch, June 1956. I really had it made on the voyage, for I showd movies on the cabin class deck. An LTC's daughter stopped by about every morning. Sorry, sir, wherever you are.

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    The DISPATCH newspaper published on the USNS Patch

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    The DISPATCH newspaper published on the USNS Patch

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    SPC Banks and SPC Rex Williams of the mess hall crew lounging at the Pioneer EM Club. A Tom Collins cost only a quarter!

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    Me with Norman Lane at Hanau. He was the recorder while I turned the angles. This drafted Kansas farm boy was one helluva soldier. Married his high school sweetheart in the post chapel in 1957 (I think).

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    Me with PFC Garrett in front of the NEW 2/73 sign. Note that the sign reads

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    A day off from training to visit with German nationals at Grafenwohr.

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    Here we are looking at Atomic Annie, the 280mm gun. I believe it was assigned to the 3d Armored Division.

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    The first firing of the Honest John at Grafenwohr, 3 Feb 1959. D Battery fired and we came within a hundred yards of the target bunker. CAP Dick at the plunger and officers from Germany, France, and Turkey also observed the firing.

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    The 509th, and later the 2/73d's barracks taken in the 1980's.

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