6th Battalion, 56th Artillery (HAWK)
Past Commanders
Battalion Commanders/Chaplains      Remarks           
LTC Bernard B. Sapp                    1963    
 Col Stephen C. Buchaman  1965   Commander 97th Artilery Group
 LTC James L Hollis          13 Dec 1965  4 Sep 1966  
 COL Edward J. Daley  1 Nov 1966  31 Jsn 1967 Commander 97th Artilery Group
 LTC Peter B. Farrell            5 Sep 1966  18 Aug 1967  West Point Class: 50
Cadet Company: D2
 LTC John Evanchick  19 Aug 1967  

Graduated: 2 May 1952 The Artillery School Antiaircraft & Guided Missiles Branch Class 1 - A Battery Fort Bliss, Texas

 LTC William R. Warren                  1968  4 Feb 1969  
 LTC J.A. Richard Guertin    4 Feb 1969    
 LTC Ron Pistone
     
 LTC William Hickey      
 LTC Meyer      
 LTC Fredrick C. Beauchamp  1984    6th Bn, 56th ADA (CV)
 Chaplain Donald O. Burnett  1966   Completed the Chaplain Officer Advanced Course C22-72-1, Aug 71 - June 72
 Chaplain John Reed  Jun 1967  Jun 1968  johnr11@wbhsi.net
 Chaplain Wayne Black      6th Bn, 56th ADA (C/V) Germany
 Cpt. Wendell C. Vincent      Headquarters Battery Commanding Officer From Organization Day Booklet Ft Bliss, Tx 16 Mar 1963
 Cpt David H. John      A Btry Commander From Organization Day Booklet Ft Bliss, Tx 16 Mar 1963
 Cpt. Richard K. Dietsch     B Btry Commander From Organization Day Booklet Ft Bliss, Tx 16 Mar 1963 
 Cpt. Donald C. Selberg      C Btry Commander From Organization Day Booklet Ft Bliss, Tx 16 Mar 1963
Cpt. James C. Payne       D Btry Commander From Organization Day Booklet Ft Bliss, Tx 16 Mar 1963
       
       
       
 Battery Commanders       Rmarks
 CPT Wendell C. Vincent      Headquarters Battery      21 Jan 1963    6th MSL Bn (HAWK), 56th Arty
 CPT David E. John                  A Battery                           21 Jan 1963   6th MSL Bn (HAWK), 56th Arty
 CPT Richard K. Dietch         B Battery                           21 Jan 1963   6th MSL Bn (HAWK), 56th Arty
 CPT Donald C. Selberg        C Battery                           21 Jan 1963   6th MSL Bn (HAWK), 56th Arty
 CPT James C. Payne            D Battery                           21 Jan 1963   6th MSL Bn (HAWK), 56th Arty
 MAJ Herbert A. Kitchin  Headquarters
Battery
 1 May 1966  20 Jun 1966  
 1LT Stanley E. Bozarth  Headquarters
Battery
 21 Jun 1966  29 Jun 1966  Reference: Operational Report, Period ending 31 July 1966
 CPT Charles C. King             Headquarters Battery     30 Jun 1966    31 Dec 1966
 CPT Edward D. Foust            Headquarters Battery     1 Jan 1967   30 Jun 1967
 CPT James E. Sorenson  Headquarters Battery      1 Jul 1967    
 CPT James T. Doughtie Jr.  Headquarters Battery        4 Jul 1968  
 CPT Virgil R. Wells  Headquarters Battery      4 Jul 1968    
 CPT Andy Andrews  Headquarters Battery      Aug 1968  Jul 1969 Battalion motor officer Aug 1968 to Nov 1968. Battery Commander HHB Nov 1968 - Apr 1969, Vietnam/ S3 6th Bn, 56th ADA (C/V) Germany Aug 1973 - May 1975
Andy@andrewsgallery.com
 CPT James B. Mcoy               A Battery 12 Mar 1965    7 Aug 1966
CPT Raymond R. Moose        A Battery  8 Aug 1966  1 Oct 1966
 CPT Jerry L. Kintigh               A Battery  2 Oct 1966  10 Jul 1967
 CPT John G. Williamson  A Battery  11 Jul 1967  24 Jun 1968  
 CPT Asa E. Stewart  A Battery  24 Jun 1968    
 CPT Joe B. Harvey                 B Battery  1 Feb 1966  13 Sep 1966
 CPT John H. Little                  B Battery  14 Sep 1968  9 Jun 1967
 CPT Leroy Woods  B Battery  10 Jun 1967  4 Aug 1967  
 CPT Gerald R. Sullivan  B Battery  5 Aug 1967  24 Jun 1968  
 CPT Spencer E. Hawkins  B Battery  24 Jun 1968    
 CPT William H. Forster         C Battery  1 May 1966  19 Aug 1966
CPT Fred R. Clifton                  C Battery  20 Aug 1966  31 Jan 1967
 CPT Raymond M. Jones  C Battery  1 Feb 1967    
CPT Thomas H. Delay   C Battery  1 Aug 1967  12 May 1968  
 CPT Floyd L. Draper  C Battery  12 May 1968    
 CPT Edward Graham Jr.  D Battery   23 Dec 1965  22 Aug 1966
 CPT Paul P. Hagerty              D Battery  23 Aug 1966   9 Jun 1967
 CPT Richard A. Thomas  D Battery  10 Jun 1967    
 CPT Welfert L. Bynum  D Battery     Ref: Operatinal Report, Period ending 31 Jul 1968 Battery Commander
 CPT Horace Whitfield            D Battery    25 Mar 1969
 CPT Richard N. Murray Jr.  D Battery  25 Mar 1969  
 CPT Mike Christensen          A Battery  Dec 1973  
 CPT Raymond H. White        A Battery  Aug 1976  
 CPT Lawrence J. Keller   A Battery  May 1977  
 CPT Brad Bishop  B Battery  1985  1989 6th Bn, 56th ADA (CV)
 CPT Kirk Lawrence  C Battery  1989   6th Bn, 56th ADA (CV)
 CPT Rick Stephens  A Battery  1989   6th Bn 56th ADA (CV)
 CPT Joe Jezersky  HHB  1989   6th Bn, 56th ADA (CV)
 1LT Stanley E. Bosarth  HHB  1966   Btry XO assumed command until CPT King arrived on 30 Jun 1966
 CPT Edward S. Graham Jr.  D Battery  1966  
 CPT James Ebner  B Battery  Jan 1969  4 Aug 1969 Battery Commander at Chu Lai.Returned with the Battalion to Ft. Bliss, TX (jebner3@cox.net)
 CPT Spencer Hawkins  B Battery    Jan 1969
 CPT Richard V. Martinelli  HHB     Operational Report 1 Jan 1966 - 30 Apr 1966
 CPT Isaac L. Smith  B Battery      Operational Report 1 Jan 1966 - 30 Apr 1966
         
         
         
         
         

Commanders
79th Ordnance Detachment (GMGS)(HAWK) 

459th Signal Detachment (AD Sys Comm)                            

                                                                            

 CPT Richard P. Krinsky

1 Nov 1966 

31 Jan 1967 

79th Ordnance Detachment (GMGS) (HAWK) 

 1LT Ronald L. Richards

 1 Nov 1966

 31 Jn 1967

 459th Signal Detachment (AD Sys Comm)

 MAJ Al S. Medlock

 1965

 

 79th Ordnance Detachment (GMGS) (HAWK)

 MAJ Duane D. Miller

 1965

 

 79th Ordnance Detachment (GMGS) (HAWK)

 1LT William R. Weinreich

 1965

 

 459th Signal Detachment (AD Sys Comm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Command Sergeant Majors
& First Sergeants
     Remarks
Sgt Maj Harlan J. Mohn           6/56th ADA Germany
 Sgt Maj Ernest Kovach      Americal Division, 6th Bn 56th Arty Vietnam
 CSM Doctor      6/56th ADA Germany
 1st Sgt McAfee  HHB 1966   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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