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Name: les oxner <lwoxner2014@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-12-01
I was looking up lapel insignia for a photo I have of my dad, William Oxner, when I found this site. ( His photo has the 76th Field Artillery lapel pin on it,) He told me about being in Fort Ord and Camp Hahn northeast of Victorville before the war. I was trying to find out anything I could here. I dont think he stayed with this unit because he went to England and was part of Opertion Torch in Oran and then was wounded in eastern Italy. I was looking to see if he was listed here at least. Any help?


Name: D.L. Collins <dannylcollins@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2015-10-31
I have a V-Mail letter dated 12-19-1943 from Cpl. A.B. Thomas addressed BTRY, E 76 F.A. APO 302 N.Y.,NY.NY. I don't see any evidence of a Battery E, only A, B, C and service battery. It's plain that it's an E and not a B. Was there a Battery E?

Name: Kevin <kevin .joynt@hotmail.com>
Date: 2015-10-05
Hi there, just wondering if you've ever found reference to a man named Armand Georges Lariviere who served with the 76th from about March 1924 until they transferred to Monterey in late 1924. He later transferred to the Medical Corps. Many thanks, Kevin


Name: Charles D. Campbell <camp7198@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2015-08-24
Greg, I found your site researching the 76th F.A., my great uncle Sgt. Claudia R. Campbell, who die on active duty 16 Oct 1924 at The Presidio of Monterey, from Horse accident. I would like to know if you could provide any further information. Thank You.

Name: George Reisinger <buddyrot@comcast.net>
Date: 2015-08-11
2/76 B Battery 1966-1968

Name: William H Baker <anab.1325@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-07-10
William H Baker Jr - Service Battery was my grandfather. Thank you for putting this on the web.

Name: Col. (Ret) David C. Ammons <dcammons@hotmail.com>
Date: 2015-06-16
In 1942 my father #Clyde R. Ammons# was 1SG of Battery A, 76th Field Artillery. In 1943 he retired after 26 years of service with a 100% Disability. I served in the Army for 31 years and both of my sons served for 20 years each. We were and are a military family. My Dad led the way and set the example. He died in 1953 at the age of 56.

Name: Kyle Burley <kburley6@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-03-04

Thank you for posting this website, it is incredibly informtive and has allowed me to discover a whole treasure trove of information about my great grandfather Sgt. Ralph R. Wendell, who served in C Bty., 76th FA, 3rd Inf. Div.
I am a Marne soldied as well, serving in the Division HQ in Iraq, 2005.

LTC Kyle Burley
Ft. Leavenworth, KS


Name: J. Spencer Lake <j.spencerlake@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-10-04
Dear Sir:
I'm writing a book about a man who served as a sergeant in the Field Artillery during WWI (1918). In researching your 76th Field Artillery site, I see your photo "Picket Line 76th Field Artillery and 11th Cavalry Camp Gigling 1920s. DLIFLC & POM Archives;" also "Artillelrymen from Headquarters Battery, 76th Field Artillery, relax after setting up a field camp April, 27, 1927."

Three questions: (1) Is it appropriate to use these photos in the context of such encampments as they existed during WWI? (2) If so, how may I obtain the rights to use in a book publication? (3) Are other photos not shown available for review? Any information you provide will be greatly appreciated.


Name: John G Wenig <jgwenig@aol.com>
Date: 2014-07-27
I Served in OIF 2007-08 at Camp Bucca and the 3rd ID was our Air Support. My great uncle was in the 76th F.A in WW1
and was killed in action on july 29,1918,burial site is unknown.


Name: james w whitley <JYJIM@COMCAST.NET>
Date: 2014-01-19
after being raised by a horse solider i joined the navy ...a bigger mistake my friends John's dad Otto Whitting Texas cowboy, vet-sargent, Bataan, starving, no ammo, charging jap tanks with sabers and bamboo IEDs the death march, slave at Mitsubishi Zero factory, B29 bombing the. japs didn't allow the POW into the bomb shelter so Otto picked up the ticking bombs and dropped them into the shelter. Go Navy

Name: Greg Krenzelok <gregkrenzelok@msn.com>
Date: 2013-12-22
We are looking for information on the 76th Field Artillery in Viet Nam. Please contact me if you can help. Greg Krenzelok, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Histical Preservation Group and webmaster

Name: Liz Nichols <liznichols33@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-08-03
I have a Official Book of pictures of my fathers titled
1917 "The Spirit of '76" 1940
Headquarter Btry. & Combat Train 2nd Bn. &6the F.A.
Presidio of montrey CA.
at the bottom it has
Commercial Photo Dept 34d Div Post Exchange Fort Lewis Washington.

Were they also in Ft. Lewis Washington?

Liz Nichols


Name: Chris Wahl <grandslam_56@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-07-06
My grandfather was Carrol L. Wahl 76th Field Artillery Battalion WWII . He was wounded near Stachy, Czechoslovakia. He met and married my grandmother who lived in Stachy. I also have a photograph of my grandfather sitting on a massive pile of spent 105 howitzer shells, near zweifall germany.

Name: Hele Anderson Glass <helangl1@msn.com>
Date: 2013-06-03
My dad, Arthur Oscar Anderson served in all those battles in France in Battery C-76Field Artillery 3rd Division. He was gassed, wounded and suffee shell shock. I am not sure if he realized the 76th continued on all those years. We had a "panoramma picture of the regiment about 3 ft long but it was destroyed years ago in a storm. My dad enlisted in Mass, and resided after the war in New Jersey. The battles he was in were listed on the back of his discharge. He received a Certificate from the People of the Rpublic of France.I am 90 years old I served in the Navy in WW2 and my brother Arthur J. Anderson EM1/C was killed on the USS Savannah at Salrono, Italy. I was overjoyed to come across this wonderul article. THANK YOU.

Name: TOM LEWIS <mtlew3112@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-04-12

Name: Mervyn Moeller <mlmoe41@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-01-24
Capt. Virgil E. Gausman was my uncle. It was fascinating to read about his unit in 1944. He was killed December 16, 1944.

Name: Greg Krenzelok (Webmaster) <gregkrenzelok@msn.com>
Date: 2013-01-07
Thank you Kevin. In the future I have a lot of material to add to the 76th FA website including the WW1 rosters of the men in the unit. I also will make a few improvements on the website. I have great affection for the76th and I have acquired some very rare wonderful things that I will share with everyone. I would like to thank all of you who has supported this research. – Greg Krenzelok

Name: Kevin McKenzie <Ludditekev@earthlink.net>
Date: 2013-01-03
Greg - what a fine website!! I read many of them for research purposes, and this one is truly excellent. I have done a medal display case for a 76th (WW2) vet; if you care to see it, please visit www.medalshadowbox.com and see my Gallery page. Keep up the very good work!

Name: Richard Traynor <richardndebbie@att.net>
Date: 2012-12-22
Thanks again for all the hard work to put this page together. It has filled in many blanks and misconceptions about my fathers service. My Father Clyde R. Traynor was in C Company 76th Field Artillery Battalion.

Name: Cheryl E. Reid West <cheryw@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-11-24
My dad, Cecil E. Reid, had the flag shown above for years and years. He died in 1976. My mother gave the flag to the daughters of C.M. Greener. I hope it has found a proper resting place. Thank you for gathering this information for all of us who hold our family's service dear to our hearts.

Name: james copeland <jcopeland@jfcountyks.com>
Date: 2012-10-09
Its George M Sheehan. Battery A 4 tech. Bronze star recipient I have the medal and the original commendation from brigadier general Charles Gardiner Helmick

Name: Chuck Alvis <chuckaa@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-08-26
Served with C Btty from 1976-1977

Name: Ken Murray <kenm@shasta.com>
Date: 2012-07-30
Pvt. Henry Klassen is still alive and has many stories of his time in the 76th. He us 95 years old and lives near Redding, CA.

Name: Barbara Nelson <barbara.nelson@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-06-03
My father, Warren Lewis Gordon, was in the 76th field artillery according to his military discharge papers. From stories he told us when we were children, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany and served under General Patton. He was a medic and Private First Class.

If anyone can provide more details, I would be extremely grateful.


Name: Richard M. Traynor <richardndebbie@att.net>
Date: 2012-05-10
Thank you so much for this information it cleared up many things about the service of my Father Clyde R. Traynor (Battery C)
You have done great service,


Name: C D Stocks <charleystocks@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-04-11
Beautiful site. My dad was in the FA in Hawaii in the twenties and I was impressed with the things he had to work with. Thanks

Name: Paul A. Castanedo, CMS USAF (ret) <pcastanedo2@roadrunner.com>
Date: 2012-04-08
Dear Greg;

last year i donated the 1938 predidio year book that my dad left for me, he was in the 76th from mid 30's until they took his horse! He always said a mule was a heck of a lot smarter than any horse... on there marches the mules would only sip water while the horses would have to be held back or they would drink too much water too fast. good work, it is a crime the college tore down history


Name: Dan Ragan <draganhd@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-15
I was in the 2nd 76th as a MSA dog handler in 1965&66

Name: Moira <moira_c_s@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-08
Thanks for this site, it has some really amazing photographs ... I was particularly interested in how the horses were tethered in 'picket lines', and so thank you for the great photo.

All the best


Name: phil connor <enquiries@philipconnor.com>
Date: 2012-01-03
Hi, what an amazing compilation of records, events and information! I initially came across your website trying to find information regarding my father who served with the British army at this time.On recently receiving mail addressed to my mother the return address was, 2336861 signalman Alan Connor, Royal Signals, attachment, 76th Field Regiment,R.A.,B.A.O.R,
I wondered would this refer to an actual British artillery regiment or would it have actually been yourselves, many times I remember him telling me stories about when he was attached to American batteries.The letters in my possession are dated around March/April/May 1946 so would this have been too late possibly? I appreciate any help or information you may have, and again I must say the detail is simply amazing and gives a real insight into conditions and a factual account of what life must have been like on the front line,and of the sacrifices made by these men.Whether or not this is the correct time or place, it still feel it gives me some insight into his experiences. Thanks once again, Phil Connor, Ormskirk, near Liverpool, England


Name: Greg Holmes <kgholmes4870@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-12-12
Have you got any information on a relative of mine who was an LT in the 76 Field Artillery? His name was Charles A.Holmes and died in 1939 aged 46 He was buried in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee,Wisconsin on April 05 1939.Any information at all would be most welcome as we are putting together a family history.
Best regards,
Greg D.Holmes


Name: kim kenyon <kim kenyon @ comcast.net>
Date: 2011-10-28
looking for names: battery commander. x.o., and top sergeant. also sp.4 bean, sp.4 chambers,sp 4 moose mullins anyone that might have witnessed me tumble from a track ammo carrer with 200 lb. projectile on a fire mission in the village of chungo just west of peggy lee. camp santa barbara, korea 1967-1968

Name: Rita Bennett <rilami@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-28
Thanks for this history lesson! My great uncle Joseph Czekanowski was in Battery B of the 76th Field Artillery during WWI. I would love to be able to locate him him in the photo. If anyone has any other photos or knows anything about him I would appreciate the information. Again, thanks for this site!

Name: Larry Blascyk <bowti@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-08-02
Looking for my dad Stephen

Name: Dade Keaton Lindsay Blocker <blockers@centurylink.net>
Date: 2011-07-25
This is my great grand father,SERVICE BATTERY T/Sgt Homer F. Lindsay . he was a pow during the korean war and died as a pow.


Name: Cheryl <c.cheermom@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-07-03
Amazing web site. I am in awe. Greg, I sent you an e-mail.

Name: gill <g.shaughnessy@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-03-23
I wonder if you have any information on a PVT Manuel C Reyes?I can see that he served with the 76Field Artillery.The reason I ask is that I have part of my fathers Milatary Record,some of it was destroyed in the fire at the record centre.It would be very interesting if it is my father.
Regard Gill.


Name: William M. Fisher <wmfgolfpro@aol.com>
Date: 2011-03-08
I joined the 76th in Jan.1944 I was in headquarters of he

adquarters battery.I was a computer for C battery.


Name: Marc S. Stolk <mrc_stlk@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-07
My father served in the 76th and talked often about his experiences in WWII until his passing on New Years Eve 2009. Because of him I became very interested in the war and have often tried to find information about his unit. Thank you for providing it. My father was proud of the fact that he served as many other men were - they truly were all part of the Greatest Generation.

Marc Stolk


Name: William R Parker <wrp3006@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-12-16
WOW!, just went looking for info on B Btry 76 FA. I was 2 gun platoon leader the battry in Iceland 1955. Part of the 2nd Btn Combat team of the Armys Iceland defence force. What a history and would like directions to any information of it postKorean war. Bill Parker Sgt US Army(then)

Name: Leonard D.Torres <leonard.torres@att.com>
Date: 2010-12-11
Greg; Thanks for all the work you put into this site -- my dad was Davied A. Torres--it was very interesting to be able to follow his path while he was in the military-- he was in the Army from 1939--1945.Dad passed away in 1987. Thanks again-- Leonard D. Torres

Name: Richard Barry <b11142@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-11-22
I was assigned to the 76th FA in 1955-56 when is was at Ft Devens, MA. We wore the shoulder patch of the 74th Regimental Combat Team. The red arrowhead,scroll and viking ship.I have been unable to find a verifiable reference to the parent organization of the 76th for that period.Condensed hisory says 2nd Infantry Brigade but I am unable to find any history for this unit.

Name: Ross Cowart <rossc1939@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-15
Please forgive me for having to add to my comment but..
I forgot to add my grandfathers name.. His name was Harry Morse.

Thank you...
Ross Cowart
Lebanon, MO


Name: Ross Cowart <rossc1939@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-15
I was thinking of my grandfather's military service and decided to do a search and found your wonderful site..
My grandfather was a MSgt in the 76th Field Artillery during 1927 or 1929. I'm not certain of the date or exact troop as my daughter, in California has his Presidio of Monterey field photo and many of his medals earned during his long Army service. He retired from Fort Ethan Allen in 1932 and lived until 1959, I believe.. I'm now 71 and have wonderful but fading memories of his "tales of service" when I was a youth.
Thank you for this wonderful site.
Ross Cowart
Lebanon, MO


Name: jim white <jwhite@msn.com>
Date: 2010-10-27
Great job!

Name: Roy. Pierce <rpierce@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-10-27
Greg – You have done a marvelously comprehensive job in creating your website describing the 76th Field Artillery Battalion and honoring their memory.

Roy Pierce


Name: John Milligan <johnm@milliganranch.com>
Date: 2010-08-17
Thanks for all the hard work. I was with the 2nd Battalion 76th F A when it was deactivated in Korea in 1970. I was the Battalion Adjutant at the time. We were part of I Corp Artillery. It is great to know some of the history of the unit. My hobby is driving horses so I can really the photos and info.
Thanks Again
John Milligan


Name: Michael O'Reilly <onsetmike@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-03
I was stationed with the 2nd Battalion 76th Artillery in 1968, in South Korea. I am trying to find the name of the
town that was jut across the river from the compound. Any help you cangive me would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help.

SPC 5 Michael O'Reilly


Name: Debbie Hardrath <rxhardrath@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-07-04
what an interesting site my grandfather served as a mule skinner at camp lewis in 1919. If anyone has more information about that time I would love to hear. Thank you

Name: jeff may <jmay3739@aol.com>
Date: 2010-06-03
I am trying to find any record of Owen E. Newlon who was at one time a Mess Sgt in the 76th FA, 3rd Div in WW1. Any information would be most appreciated

Name: Brenda <bdandy1@mchsi.com>
Date: 2010-05-10
Our house burnt down in March of this year. I had some long photos of my uncle Irvin with his group on horses and of the camp. We are having to put a price on our things. Could you let know about how much it would be worth or where I could find some information on it. Thank You!!!!

Name: Jeff Hartpence <jeffhartpence@msn.com>
Date: 2010-03-20
I am trying to locate, James C Edwards, who was to of served with Battery B, 76th Infantry around 1930 (give or take a few years).My father was adopted and James C Edwards is my Grandfather. Mr Edwards would have been from Arkansas or Oklahoma.
Any help would greatly appreciated.
Thank you ,
Jeff Hartpence


Name: George A. Schroeder <georgeschroeder@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-03-04
I served with the 76th at Fort Devens, MA from 1956 to 1958. Are there any pictures from that period of time?

Name: Jim Evers <tally2dogs2001@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-12-20
Informitive pictures. My father was in artillary early 1930's said he rode the wheel horse. These pics give me an Idea of what he he had done. My father rejoined the army 1942 at age 35 served at the presidio SF and fort Lewis and the Philippines.

Name: Abbie Kavanaugh <usafre9@aol.com>
Date: 2009-12-04
Greg-I have not forgotten the photograph of the 76th at Fort FE Warren in Wyoming. I just got back from another very long visit in St Louis. I now hope to be home for a long, long time and will attempt the photograph again. Also, I did find an accounting for the 76th at Ft FE Warren Woming in 1935 "The First Fatal Crash of United Airlines" by Kent W. Hargraves, wherein he describes the crash site and vicitms being guarded by the 76th - 76th also provided ambulances and morgue. I still have not found any information about the 76th at FE Warren in 1933 when photograph was taken but I will keep looking. Also please send your mailing address again. My sister acidently eliminated it from her computer. Hope you had a grand Thanksgiving. Later, Abbie K.

Name: victoria reynolds <virey@live.com>
Date: 2009-11-11
i admit, ashamedly, i do not know alot about the army, or my grandfathers short term in it. i found in my grandparents house, a long, {panoramic view} of the "c" battery 76th field artillery under that is the name 1st Lt.Frank E. Kauffman, w/ an arrow pointing to him. On the left side it says " Riley photo, greeley colo."My grandfather"s name was Frank Patterson, and he served in the army, possibly in 1928, 29 or 30. anything you know would be helpful. thank you!!!

Name: Ron Whittington <rwhittington@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-11-08
It was very interesting learning about the military history in my own back yard. Those of us who drive around in this area look at Fort Ord as a whole lot of interesting old military buildings but we do not know much about them. I did not realize the 76th was ever at Fort Ord and with their horses. And learning about the Veterinary Hospital was fascinating. I can’t understand why we never have heard about this before.

Great Websites!

Ron Whittington


Name: Robert Bouilly <robert.bouilly@us.army.mil>
Date: 2009-10-22
Greg, I am the Command Historian at the Sergeants Major Academy at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX. I have been asked to identify a field kitchen in private ownership in Deming, NM. The Pancho Villa State Park at Columbus, NM can acquire the kitchen if they can identify it as a WW I Army item perhaps used by the Pershing Expedition into Mexico in 1916-17. It looks like your picture above. Do you have any more information on the picture as to date or model name and number? Any information you could provide will be helpful and much appreciated. Thank you. Robert Bouilly

Name: greg krenzelok <gregkrenzelok@msn.com>
Date: 2009-10-10
Well, I'll start is out. If you would like to make a comment or ask a question, please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to visit this website. Learning about the 76th Field Artillery Regiment at the Presidio of Monterey and also at Fort Ord, has been a great blessing to me and I hope it will also be for you - Greg Krenzelok - Veterinary Corps Website

A quick link to this website is: