6th Battalion, 56th Artillery (HAWK)

Taps HAWK Battalions

Taps

Taps began as a revision to the signal for Extinguish Lights (Lights Out) at the end of the day. Up until the Civil War, the infantry call for Extinguish Lights was the one set down in Silas Casey’s (1801-1882) Tactics, which had been borrowed from the French. The music Taps was adapted by Union General Daniel Butterfield for his brigade (Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac) in July, 1862

                                                                          

This page is dedicated to the soldiers of the

97th Artillery Group AD,

6th Battalion, 56th Artillery

6th Battalion, 71st Artillery

459th Signal Detachment (AD Sys Comm)

79th Ordnance Detachment (GMGS) (HAWK)

&

     Specialist Four James Edward Kralowski
                                Killed in Action, May 4, 1968                          
Unit: B Battery, 6th Battalion, 56th Artillery, Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam

The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem.  ~Aaron Kilbourn

 Unit  Name  Date of Birth  Date of Death State   Remarks
 6th Bn, 56th Arty  COL. J.A. Richard Guertin  4 April 1930  30 May 2010  RI  Commander 6th Bn, 56th Artillery (HAWK) March 1969 - August 1969. COL. Guertin was the last commander of the 6th Bn, 56th Arty (HAWK) The Battalion was inactivated at Ft. Bliss, TX in August 1969.
         
 6th Bn, 56th Arty Col. Peter Buck Farrel   16 Nov 1927  1 Dec 2007  VA Commander 6th Bn, 56th Artillery (HAWK) 5 Sep 1966 - 31 Jan 1967
 B Btry 6/56th  SP4 James E. Kralowski  26 Aug 1946  4 May 1968  Vietnam  
 HHB 6/56th  SGM Ernest Kavach  5 July 1921      19 Feb 2007  VA-AZ  
 HHB 6/56th  Billy Oman  11 Aug 1928  16 Dec 1996  TX  
 HHB 6/56th  Charles Pierce  25 Dec 1947  13 Dec 2006  TN  
 HHB 6/56th  David Stewart  10 Jan 1949  18 June 1989  PA  
 HHB 6/56th  Howard Wendell  14 Aug 1948  June 1976  NY  
 HHB 6/56th  Phillip Wilson  2 June 1929  11 April 1989  WA  
 HHB 6/56th  Burk Williams  7 Sept 1939  18 April 2006  KY  
 HHB 6/56th  Thomas Vaughn  20 March 1944  30 Aug 1993  TX  
 HHB 6/56th  Larry Claridge  25 Oct 1938  16 Sept 1996    
 HHB 6/56th  Kenneth Moore  28 June 1945  28 April 1985  ME  
 HHB j6/56th  John Pruss  28 Mar 1941  Aug 1985  VT-MI  
 HHB 6/56th  Robert Simon  25 Oct 1946  6 Sept 1993  IN  
 C Btry 6/71st  Rebert Berkell  4 June 1929  Jan 1986  TX  
 C Btry 6/71st  Michael Chavis  30 Nov 1947  19 Oct 2001  NC  
 C Btry 6/71st  John Gunther  11 Dec 1948  Aug 1975  OH  
 C Btry 6/71st  Herbert Levine  23 Sept 1943  21 Jan 1993  SC  
 C Btry 6/71st  Kenneth Marquardt  5 Mar 1943  Feb 1981  WA  
 C Btry 6/71st  David Pieho  12 June 1945  28 Aug 1997  OH  
 C Btry 6/71st  Robert Zenor  6 Feb 1938  Nov 1978  OR  
 D Btry 6/71st      Ernest Butler  22 July 1947  30 May 2002  DC  
 D Btry 6/71st      Patrick Kilbane  19 Mar 1936  10 July 1984  TX  
 D Btry 6/71st      Charles King  18 Mar 1947  April 1980  OH  
 D Btry 6/71st       Emery knighten  5 Feb 1945  4 Aug 2003  FL  
 D Btry 6/71st      Eugene McConnell  6 Nov 1947  Aug 1974  OH  
 D Btry 6/71st      Herbert Miller  10 Oct 1947  7 May 1998  OH  
 D Btry 6/71st      Clayton Nelson  17 Mar 1949  5 July 1989  ND  
 D Btry 6/71st      Richard Renfro  2 Dec 1930  21 July 2002  MI  
 D Btry 6/71st      Lee Smith  28 Nov 1944  Dec 1987  AZ  
 B Btry 6/71st   John Manzo  21 Mar 1948  Sept 1974  MI  
 B Btry 6/71st  Benjamin Posten  21 Sept 1925  18 April 1992  OK  
 A Btry 6/71st  Richy (RO) Allen  2 Aug 1949  Nov 1996  CO  
 A Btry 6/71st  Albert Davis  5 Jan 1925  Dec 1980  FL  
 A Btry 6/71st  Thomas Klein  11 Nov 1948  6 Mar 1997  IL  
 A Btry 6/71st  Duel Koger  8 Oct 1946  13 Oct 1999  NV  
 A Btry 6/71st  John Mulholland  15 Oct 1945  18 April 1995  NY  
 A Btry 6/71st  Arthur Power  13 Jan 1947  18 April 1991  AL  
 A Btry 6/71st  Sam Roper  17 Sept 1947  April 1976  MI  
 A Btry 6/71st  Robert (RV) Walker  27 Dec 1945  15 Sept 1987  CA  
 HHB 6/71st  Lindsey Jenkins  4 Aug 1911  6 Mar 1990  NC  
 HHB 6/71st  Richard (Rick) Contreras  24 Oct 1948  Oct 1984  NM  
 HHB 6/71st  Williams Fielding  29 Mar 1915  21 June 1994  VA  
 HHB 6/71st  Billy Maddux  13 Oct 1928  14 July 1996  TX  
 HHB 6/71st  Charles Grier  5 July 1921  Jan 1984  NC  
 HHB 6/71st  Joseph Young  12 Mar 1928  7 Mar 2001  MA  
 HHB 6/71st  George Shaw  12 July 1922  Oct 1979  KS  
 HHB 6/71st  William Ford  16 April 1947  Mar 1984  NC  
 HHB 6/71st  Herbert Davis  11 Nov 1947  April 1974  NY  
 HHB 6/71st  Norman Rende  14 June 1943  2 July 1996  MI  
 HHB 6/71st  William Farley  2 Dec 1912  18 Sept 1994  FL  
 HHB 6/71st  Paul Thomas  17 Jan 1927  2 Feb 1998  OH  
 HHB 6/71st  Calvin Redman  4 April 1945  27 feb 2001  OH  
 HHB 6/71st  Michael Kampi  23 June 1949  Sept 1975  PA  
 B Btry 6/71st  John Manzo  21 Mar 1948  Sept 1974  MI  
 B Btry 6/71st  Benjamin Posten  21 Sept 1925  18 April 1992  OK  
 A Btry 6/56th  Daniel David Sizemore  25 May 1947  29 June 1997  WV  
 B Btry
 6/56th
 Robert Emmet Murphy, Jr.  6 Feb 1944  26 Mar 1970  NJ  
 C Btry 6/56th  Sp5 Richard Victor Poremba  30 Oct 1940  30 Dec 2008  IL  
 C Btry 6/56th ADA  Lt Col. Gene Shirley Lucas    14 Dec. 2010  PA  Battery Commander, C Btry, 6th Bn, 56th Air Defense Artillery, Hahn Air Base, Germany
 A Btry 6/56th Arty  Pvt Douglass Franklin Peay  8/13/1946  7/11/1967  Vietnam, Gia Dinh Province Pvt Peay's name was added to the Taps page of the Battalion because David Capshaw remembered his name and the date he died, 44 years, one month, and four days after that day in Vietnam. (see Operational Report 6/56, Qtr period ending 31 July 1967).
 D Btry 6/71st  Arty  SSG Norman Curtis Brubaker  8 Dec 1945  15 May 1968  Vietnam, Ninh Thuan Province   Staff SGT Brubaker was the most outstanding enlisted soldier I ever served with in my 24+ years in the Army. He gave his life trying to help others. The villagers he was helping felt the same great lost that the officers and men of Delta Battery. There are few in this world today that are as noble and good as Staff SGT Norman C. Brubaker. I will never forget him.

Posted by Ralph K. Baker, Jr. LTC (ret), Relationship: Other

Saturday, February 10, 2011

 

 HHB  Cpt. Jomes E. Sorensen   17 Sept 1992   Jamestown, NY Capt Sorensen commander HHB, 6th Bn 56th Arty, Bien Hoa, Vietnam 1967. He was assigned to Company L-1 at West Point. He was in the class of 63. Capt Sorenson died from cancer. 
           
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