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           29th Field Artillery Regiment   -   Then And Now   -   29th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Bn, 29th FA
Unit Motto: "Red Barons"

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On 19 February 1962, the 1-29 FA was assigned to the 5th Infantry Division, at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.
It was relieved on 15 December 1970, and assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Finally, in late 1990, she was deactivated as part of the Army's drawdown.

2nd Bn, 29th FA
Unit Motto: "Battle Ready"
Gulf War Unit Motto: "Pathfinders"

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After serving in the Gulf War, during both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm,
the 2-29 FA returned to Baumholder, and the 8th Infantry Division, in May 1991.
In 1994, the battalion was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington.
Finally, in 1996, she was deactivated as part of the Army's drawdown.

Note 1: The Gulf War Combat Historical Summary is provided!
Note 2: The Gulf War Personnel Rosters are provided!

3rd Bn, 29th FA
Unit Motto: "Pacesetters"

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The last unit on active duty, the 3-29 FA Bn is a direct support, M109-A6, Paladin SP Howitzer battalion,
operating in direct support of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, of the 4th Infantry Division,
and is still located at Fort Carson, Colorado. Currrently the unit is commanded by LTC Michael Kelliher.

4th Bn, 29th FA
8th ID Unit Motto: "Warhawk Thunder"
1st AD Unit Motto: "Iron Thunder"

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In October 1996, the 4-29 FA began redeploying from it's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia Herzegovina.
Redeployment ended in late November 1996, ending their ten month deployment.
In February, 1997, the battalion was redesignated to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery.
The 4-27 FA is assigned to the 1st Armored Division, stationed in Baumholder, Germany.

5th Bn, 29th FA
Unit Motto: "Eagles"

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The 5-29 FA was deactivated, when the 4th Infantry Division reflagged to Fort Hood, Texas, in December 1995.

Note 1: HHB's Unit Motto: "The Cutting Edge"

6th Bn, 29th FA
Unit Motto: "Can Do"

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The 6-29 FA turned in their M109-series SP Howitzers sometime in 1991,
becoming a MLRS battalion. It was deactivated on July 15, 1995, and reorganized
as A Battery, 94th FA (MLRS). Many former 6-29 FA soldiersdeployed to Bosnia,
as part of the Implementation Force in A/94 FA and other division units.
Now stationed in Baumholder, Germany, it is part of the 1st Armored Division.

                Note 1: A brief autobiography of BG Lynwood B. Lennon, Bn Cdr (66-67), is provided!
                Note 2: A transcript of the Annual Historical Summary, 66 - 69, is provided!
                Note 3: A transcript of the Presidential Unit Citation, DA GO 69, is provided!
                Note 4: A Officer's Roster of 6-29 FA, Vietnam, 1966-1967, is provided.
                Note 5: Maps of 6-29 FA, Vietnam Areas of Opns, is provided.
                Note 6: A Enlisted Roster of A/6-29 FA, Vietnam, 29 Oct 1967, is provided.
                Note 7: How to join the Spotswood deWitt Chapter (6-29 FA), 4th Infantry Division Association.
                Note 8: A personnel listing of Svc Bty, 6-29 FA, 1984-1987, is provided.
                Note 9: A career profile of COL John M. House, the last Battalion Commander, is provided!

Sep

Target Acquisition Units!
Existed from about 1976 until 1984 when the Regiment was reformed!

Battery B (TAB), 29th Artillery

In 1978, assigned in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division.

Battery F (TAB), 29th Artillery

In 1978, assigned at Grafenwohr, Germany with the 1st Armored Division.
In 1984, redesignated as Battery B (TAB), 25th Artillery.

Battery G (TAB), 29th Artillery

In 1977, assigned at Fort Hood, Texas with the 2nd Armored Division.

Battery H (TAB), 29th Artillery

In 1976, assigned at Fort Carson, Colorado with the 4th Infantry Division.

Battery I (TAB), 29th Artillery

In 1976, assigned at Fort Hood, Texas with the 1st Cavalry Division.

Battery K (TAB), 29th Artillery

In 1978, assigned at Fort Polk, Louisiana with the 5th Infantry Division.



NOTE: All of the TAB unit information was obtained by
"word of mouth" from people that served during this period.
If anyone wishes to add more detail to this information, please
provide me with the specifics, and I'll oblige by adding it!



Sep

Searchlight Units, Vietnam!

Battery B (SLT), 29th Artillery

B Bty

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Initially attached to the 1st Bn, 30th FA, for about a year,B Bty, 29th FA was then attached to the 4th Bn, 60th Artillery, 41st Artillery Group of the I Field Force Artillery, and operated out of Qui Nhon, An Khe, and Tuy Hoa.

NOTE 1: A transcript of the Annual Historical Summary 1965-67, is provided!
NOTE 2: A transcript of the Presidential Unit Citation, DA GO 69, is provided!

Battery G (SLT), 29th Artillery
Unit Motto: "Fighting Fire Flies"

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Bty G (SLT), 29th Artillery was attached to the 1st Bn, 44th Artillery, and supported the 3rd Marine Division in the northern I Corps area. Based at Dong Ha, and Da Nang, they operated from Phu Bai in the south, to Con Thien in the north, and Khe Sanh in the west.

Note 1: A transcript of the Unit Historical Summary, 67-71 is provided!
Note 2: A transcript of the Personnel Rosters, 67-70 is provided!
Note 3: A transcript of the Americal Division History is provided!
Note 4: A story entitled 60 Minutes of Terror at Mary Ann is linked!
Note 5: A partial transcript of the Gimlets Last Patrol is provided!

Battery H (SLT), 29th Artillery
Unit Motto: "Light For The Fight"


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Bty H (SLT), 29th Artillery supported operations in the IV Corps area.
Headquartered at Can Tho, its platoons and sections were scattered throughout the region:
The 1st Platoon was based out of Bac Lieu, in support of the 21st Division (ARVN).
The 2nd Platoon was based out of Dong Tam, in support of the 9th Infantry Division.
The 3rd Platoon was based out of Vinh Long, in support of the 7th Division (ARVN),
and the 5th Special Forces.

Note 1: A transcript of the Annual Historical Summary 67-68 & 70 is provided!
Note 2: A transcript of the Personnel Roster, October 1967, is provided!
Note 3: A transcript of the Personnel Roster, October 1968, is provided!
Note 4: 2nd Platoon Motto - "Hurry Sundown"

Battery I (SLT), 29th Artillery

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Bty I (SLT), 29th Artillery was attached to the 5th Bn, 2nd Artillery, assigned
to the II Field Force Artillery at Long Binh (north of Saigon).

Battery K (SLT), 29th Artillery

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Bty K (SLT), 29th Artillery was a searchlight training unit stateside
during the Vietnam era, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After the Vietnam war,
the Bty relocated to Fort Polk, Louisianna with the 5th Infantry Division.
It is unknown what happened after the division was reflagged to the
2nd Armored Division.

Sep

29th Field Artillery
Korean War Era

Notes & Memories

Very little is known about this era, but in 1952, the 29th FA Bn was stationed near Friedberg, Germany,
and provided suppport for the 4th Infantry Division. The battalion was commanded by a LTC Brewer.
At this time, the 4th Infantry Division Artillery was commanded by GEN Harlan H. Harkness!
At some point the 29th FA Bn had relocated, and was at Bad Neuheim, Germany, from 1954 to 1956.
It is currently unknown what happened after that.

Sep

29th Field Artillery
World War II

COL Thomason
Battalion Commander
COL Joel F. Thomason
Info Page

HQ & HQ Battery, 29th Field Artillery

Commander: CPT Edward C. Green

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Note 1: A Map of D-Day 4ID Unit Positions is provided!

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 29th FA was inactivated 14 February 1946. Through a series of reorganizations, the unit was the basis for the formation of the Searchlight Units of Vietnam!

Battery A, 29th Field Artillery

Commander: CPT Jack Tate

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Battery A, 29th FA was inactivated 14 February 1946. Through a series of reorganizations,
the unit ultimately became the 1st Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, on 1 September 1971.

Battery B, 29th Field Artillery

Commander: CPT Vernon P. Burns
Commander: CPT Lorton S. Livingston
Commander: CPT Ward R. Kidder
Commander: CPT John C. Ausland
Executive Officer: 1LT Charles T. Tobin
Battlefield Commission - Was the 1SG!

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Battery B, 29th FA was inactivated 14 February 1946. Through a series of reorganizations,
the unit ultimately went on to serve in Vietnam.

Battery C, 29th Field Artillery

Commander: CPT James C. Hurst
Executive Officer: 1LT William G. Cole
Assistant XO: 1LT Jack J. Cunningham

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Battery C, 29th FA was inactivated 14 February 1946. Through a series of reorganizations,
the unit was allotted to the Army Reserve, and ultimately became the
3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery !

Service Battery, 29th Field Artillery

Commander: CPT James N. McNutt

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Service Battery, 29th FA was inactivated 14 February 1946.


Important Historical Note:

During WWII, the 29th FA Bn was part of the IVY's 8th Combat Team, supporting the
8th Infantry Regiment. The 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry was eventually commanded by
LTC George L. Mabry, Medal of Honor recipient, and a highly decorated soldier.
He was ranked the second most decorated, just behind CPT Audie Murphy!


Sep

29th Field Artillery
World War I

Constituted July 5, 1918 at Camp Funston, Kansas, she was deactivated
on February 4, 1919 without ever deploying to the European Theater.

COL Daly
Battalion Commander
COL Charles Dudley Daly

Research has not yet provided any substantial information on the structure within the 29th Field Artillery during this period. However, it must have been similar to the 30th FA, which at that time consisted of 2 battalions! The 1st Battalion, with Batteries A, B, and C, and the 2nd Battalion with Batteries D, E, and F. All gun batteries were manned with 4 officers, about 200 enlisted, and had six gun sections, of 4.7 inch/120mm Rifled Guns (Horse Drawn). It is unclear exactly how the command and control structure worked within the Headquarters & Combat Trains element!



NOTE: If anyone wishes to add more detail to this info, please
provide me with the specifics, and I'll oblige by adding it!

Sep

MSG Danny L. Fisher (Ret)
Former Battalion Motor Sergeant
Service Battery, 6-29 FA
Upstate New York
In The Adirondacks

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