CPT John C Ausland
29th Field Artillery
1920 - 1996

Born: 14 Jul 1920
in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Died: 13 May 1996
in Olso, Norway

On May 16, 1996, The Associated Press is reported that John C. Ausland died in Oslo, Norway on Monday, May 13, 1996, of cancer. He was 75 years old.

An accomplished author, and former member of the 29th Field Artillery, he wrote LETTERS HOME: A WAR MEMOIR based on his letters back to family and friends in the U.S. during WWII while he was in the Army. John served on the U.S. State Department's Berlin Task Force in 1961 when the Berlin Wall war built and then as an adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

He retired from the government in 1974 and wrote six books on military and foreign affairs. His last book, KENNEDY, KHRUSHCHEV AND THE BERLIN-CUBA CRISIS 1961-1964 was published in early May.

John is survived by his wife and three children from his first marriage.

Requiescat in pace, John.

Memorium Biography Was Written By Jack McKillop, Piscataway, New Jersey.
with the addition of the words relative to the 29th Field Artillery!

A Truly Great Soldier!

His Comrades Mourn His Loss !

Battlefield Revisited
CPT Ausland revisits battlefield site. Swampland all around!

Photographs Courtesy of Irving Smolens, modified by Sandy Easton !




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