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    A labor of love and honor.

    My grandfather recently passed away. I can't say enough about the kind, caring, generous, and strong man he was. He was one of the strongest influences in my life, I would not be the man I am today if he wasn't around to teach me what is right. The world is now a poorer place for him having passed. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, and a hero. And I'm doing my very best to honor and remember him.

    He served in the 1st Cavalry Division, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, "A" Battery in Japan and Korea. He was enlisted from 1949 to 1952. In the course of his service he was awarded 5-7 Bronze Stars, I'll know for sure when I receive his service records that were sent for.

    I have a rope-bound book that was given to members of his unit in Japan titled :
    "82nd Artillery Battalion, Organization Day, June 6th 1950, Camp Whittington, Kagohara Japan"

    This book has unit photos stapled in it and rosters of the units. The photos of "A" Battery with my grandfather and a couple more are missing. I have been trying to find any info on how I can replace or get copies of the photos in it. This would mean so much to me and my family.

    *****UPDATE 3/10/2012*****
    I now have the missing photos! My family and I want to thank David A. Smith- 1st Cav, 82nd FA BN, "A" Battery for the photos and
    Daniel P. Gillotti- Historian, 30th FA & 82nd FA Regiments, who sent them to me. Thanks to them this book is now complete.

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    Above: This is the cover of the book. The gate leading to Camp Whittington. Thanks to David A. Smith and Daniel P. Gillotti.


    Above: Page 1. Featuring the 1st Cavalry Division's crest on the left and the 82nd's crest on the right. The 82nd's motto was: "Can and Will"

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    Above: Pages 2-5, History of the 82nd Field Artillery Battalion.

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    Part Two

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    Above: Roster and photo of "A" Battery. This is the Battery my grandfather was in. Thanks to David A. Smith and Daniel Gillotti.

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    Above: These are a couple of photos of awards being received. The one on the left is an award for best "Day Room". The photo on the right is a plaque with the Battalion's crest on it being awarded.

    The next page of the book is marked "Autographs", the last page is blank. There are no autographs in the book though.

    I now need to have the new photos re-sized, then I plan on having the whole book professionally reproduced to give to members of my family. Thank you for viewing, I hope you enjoyed this great piece of history, in honor of my grandfather and all those who served.

    To get a better view of this book visit my blog here on GunNook.

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    I now have the missing photos! My family and I want to thank David A. Smith- 1st Cav, 82nd FA BN, "A" Battery for the photos and
    Daniel P. Gillotti- Historian, 30th FA & 82nd FA Regiments, who sent them to me. Thanks to them this book is now complete.
    I'm so glad to hear you got the photos! And only within a few days i guess? That's crazy. I'm only saying two days because the original post and the update are only two days apart.

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