Falcon Logo used Courtesy of Jim Bowers, 77th FA Assn.

Can't have too main-ee American Flags on this Weekend!!

Mar.21, 1967 - 50 Year Anniversary - FSB GOLD (Soui-Tre)!!
Congratulations Survivors!!!

Above is a sign painted by Fred Maul, A&H/2/77, '69 - '70
Thanks, Fred

BATTLE OF SOUI CUT VETERANS!!! ATTENTION!!

Dec..31st New Years Eve. 49 Years ago 1967--At Fire Base Burt (forward HQ. 3d Bde, 25th Inf. Div.)--The Second largest Battle of the year for the Division was fought against Mortar,Rocket,Recoiless Rifle, RPG fire, beginning about 9pm, as an attempt at "softening up/prepping" for attacks with RPGs, automatic weapons small arms, Human Wave Assaults. As usual -- It was touch and go time after time.
As a survivor -- want to Thank EVERYONE in the 3d Bde. and all support units who were on that FSB, or flew support to it!! Particularly SSG George Sutton, Sgt. Chris gaynor, George Calvert, Arthur Fontanelli, Crash Coe, "Doc" Warden, and their crew,Chuck Boyle, and EVERYONE as I said.

BATTLE OF SOUI TRE VETERANS!!! ATTENTION!!

The 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery has announced the 2017 Suoi Tre Reunion is scheduled for 19-24 March 2017. Anyone interested in participation can find all necessary information at the following web site--www.originalboatpeople.com or below.
The invitation reads: To all my Brave Brothers that had fought at Soui Tre and survived that March 21st day in 1967 We will be having a get together for the 50 Anniversary of the Battle of Suoi Tre on March 19th-24 ! All units involved are invited to attend. There will be plenty of activities including a banquette, a surprise TV Actor guest, a day at Fort Carson, with a Memorial Service at the Fort, complete with a 21 Cannon Salute on the 21st of March for our Brothers who were lost on that day and during the insertion into GOLD on the 19th. A tentative guided tour of the Air Force Academy is in the planning stages. In addition, optional trips to Wildwood Casino are being planned. There will be plenty of things to do, a luncheon/ shopping for the wives, a Special guided tour of the Air Force Academy, and the best part is that you can be with all your Brothers, see old comrades and make new friends. The registration for this event will be $65 per person, which includes the Banquette Dinner, the use of Hospitality Room, buses to events, etc. This must be paid by 2-1-2017 so we have a final head count. This fee is to be mailed/payable to Bill King, PO Box414, Florissant, Co 80816. Also, we need your name and anyone that accompanies you, your unit and the town/city your from for your Name Tags, Thank you! Special Room Rate is $91 + Tax for a Single/Double Standard Room. This rate includes a free hot Breakfast buffet. The hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs will be our meeting site. Hotel reservations for rooms must be made by 2-27-2017 in order to get the special rate. The Hotel Elegante telephone number is 1-800-981-4012. When you register, tell them your here for the Suoi Tre Reunion and Group # is 1612683. As more info comes available, it will be posted on your units website. If we have you on our email list we will update you that way. If you want to be emailed updates and are not on list, be sure that we get it so we can keep you up to date. Email Bill or Jim In addition, if you know of anyone who was at Suoi Tre, please tell them about this event as this will be their final opportunity to commemorate the battle and meet with the participants. (This will be our last reunion.) For Questions, Contact Jim Neeley at:  jimneeley1946@gmail.com or Bill King at: billkingsouitre@aol.com

Got the card below from a very close brother of 2/77FA also, who lives here in the same town. Also a Soui Tre Veteran

Thought I would share it with all you other Brothers in Arms as it pretty much says it all!. The caption inside says "Thinking of You with Pride!!" --HOO-YAH!!! THANKS COOKIE AND KEN!!
This card is for you and your service, and so is the video @ the link by clicking here.

THE MUSIC "We Gotta Git outta this place" ONLY PLAYS IN INTERNET EXPLORER
FOR MY MONEY,IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO MISS IT!
OR
OPTION 2 -
YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO LOAD ANOTHER FILE THAT WILL PLAY IT. (IN OTHER BROWSERS) THEN, JUST CLICK BACK TO THE VIEW PAGE (or tab) TO VIEW WHILE LISTENING.The 77th FA, and all our Battalions, supported the Nations PREMIERE COMBAT MANEUVER DIVISIONS. THE 1ST, THE 4TH, The "Big Red One", The 11th ACR "Blackhorse" regiment, THE 1ST CAV, THE 101ST, AND OF COURSE, THE HIGHLY VAUNTED
"TROPIC LIGHTNING" DIVISION
ONE OF THE FIRST U.S. ARMY UNITS, ALONG WITH ELEMENTS OF THE 24TH U.S. INFANTRY DIVISION.....TO SEE COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II.

'We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.' George Orwell
we were among those men!



Welcome
This is the Internet Home of the VIETNAM VETERANS of the 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, U.S. Army. We have Stories, Historical information, including Photographs, and videos, slide shows, etc. and A.A.Rs, etc. And of Course, we also have our honored dead.
Hit the 22nd Infantry button on the left to see in more
Depth what we supported when we fired for our Infantry.
Ret. Maj. Chuck Boyle has a second, expanded edition
of his book"Absolution" Out. In depth and detailed
Okay, Here are the 77FA Regimental Colors


In the spirit of giving, serving and helping, click the banner below, please

Above Photo: Courtesy of Bob "Doc" Bosma's site




And --- Thank you for your service

77th FA Association MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION



"Rock 'N Roll With C-Battery, 2/77FA, (Pre - Post Battle for FSB BURT, Late Dec. '67 - Late Jan '68) There is also some footage of DT Base Camp. Don't know if it is Before or after the Battle. Thanks Much to Ignatious "Iggy" Castaldo for this Contribution!
The First one, listed below is a smaller, shorter version. Actually, it is one of 2 Smaller, shorter versions. It should open with REAL PLAYER, or Windows Media Viewer. But I had some trouble with my Real player. Windows Media player worked fine. GO FULL SCREEN, AS IT ZOOMS IN CLOSE, AND YOU ARE THERE There will also be some great stills showing up on "Iggy's Album" later on.

There are 3 Versions of the video. URL's listed Below:
Smallest one first. For People with SMOKIN FAST INTERNET, The Biggie, last

 

Short 1

 

Short 2

 

LONG ONE

 

FIRST - Highlight and copy the url of the version you want to watch
(You can right click and then click copy link)

NEXT - open your windows media viewer

NEXT - Click on file, scroll down to open url, and click that.

NOW - paste in the url of the file, copied from this page, and click Okay.

THIS may be different on your Windows Media Viewer - But mine went to
Library automatically, and I had to click Now Playing on the top window bar to see
the clip when it started playing


NO offense intended to all you 'PUTER GEEKS Out there! It's just that some of our veterans are not that heavy into computers yet, and can use a little help on how to get that thing fired up. Plus, the process was a little weird even for me. At first, the darn links pulled up my animation editor, no good for viewing. It MAY work now, to just click the link to the one you want to watch, 'cuz I just noticed that the icons have changed to WMV icons. Maybe worth a shot.
Robert, A.K.A "Doc" Bosma formed the 77th FA Regiment Association. That was 10 YEARS BEFORE I started the INFORMAL 2/77FA (VN) ASSN. (Which was essentially just a web-site) And so it continued,,,,till "Doc's" health started to suffer, to the point where he felt FOR THE GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION he needed to ask for help.Nothin wrong there. Knowing how we COMBAT TROOPERS Cannonize our Beloved Medics --- By ALL, (Officers get wounded, too) --- in the Greatest brotherly Love and utmost RESPECT for Doc and all the hard work he had done, some 77FA veterans "Stepped up" to answer his call. Roughly in June, 2010, they began an 'outreach' to "Sgt.Mikie" (That's Me) - TO temporarily share our web space with them to communicate, to the remaining members, the reformation of the 77th FIELD ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION, and the upcoming reunion information, itinerary, etc. which I was glad to do, still am.


The Association *NEEDS YOU* To help make it work.



 

17 Feb. 2005...Uncasing our Colors

17 Feb. 2005..The new HQ sign

 

Use the Mouse to drag the left vertical divider to the left


2/77FA Weather Station
Of course,weather is very important to Artillery

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|ENTER AFTER READING DISCLAIMER|DISCLAIMER/WARNING ***Warning for kids and all others! *** ---- This one is about what Artillery does for a living! We make people dead and that is what the album shows! So, if you have some misconception that the Army and WAR are sterile, and you don't want to see any "Credentials" Stay out! GRAPHIC!!! WARNING SCRIPT ALSO LOCATED @ ALBUM PAGE!!! If you are under 18 Years of Age, and your MOMMIE AND/OR DADDY Don't want you viewing graphic, real life pictures, don't go there! But in the long run, it is up to you and your parents to monitor or control that. WE DO NOT DICTATE MORALES, or the limits of FREE Speech, including the freedom to lie and say you are over 18 years of age,or your Mommy and/or Daddy don't care if you see this stuff! We also accept no responsibility for your exercising your freedom to ignore this warning, if that is what you choose to do.*** END OF DISCLAIMER/WARNING|ENTER AFTER READING DISCLAIMER|

'We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.' George Orwell
we were among those men!