Salvage Sailor Posted December 17, 2018 Author Share #26 Posted December 17, 2018 On 12/10/2018 at 4:35 PM, mslurvey said: A small collection of 13th FAR DI's and Collar devices. The shield DI is from the 1920's period. S.S Do you have photos of Company B 13 FAR dated 1925 - 1928 as my grandfather was assigned to that unit. He was running from the "LAW" and enlisted under an assumed name of Fred R. McLoud. The Army suited him well as he enlisted under his real name (Ralph A. Lurvey) in 1929 and retired in 1959 as a CWO and promoted to Capt on the retired list. Thanks, Mason P.S. always looking for period 13th FAR material! Aloha Mason, Thanks for posting those 13th FA items. I trolled through some of my photo collection and found several 13th Field Artillery photos and rosters, but they were all from the 1930's. I may yet come across some from the 1925-1928 period and when I do, I'll post them here. 13th Field Artillery, N.S. Meyer screwback Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army the 13th Field Artillery Organized 1 June 1917 at Camp Stewart, Texas Assigned 10 December 1917 to the 4th Division Relieved 4 October 1920 from assignment to the 4th Division Assigned 1 March 1921 to the Hawaiian Division (later redesignated as the 24th Infantry Division) Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1941 as the 13th Field Artillery Battalion (24th Infantry Division) Sembler Gemsco 13th Field Artillery patch Battery A, 13th Field Artillery posing in front of their barracks quad, Schofield Barracks December 1931 and again in December 1932 (rosters available if any members need a look up) This last 13th FA photo from December 1932 also came with a good aerial shot of the expanding Wheeler Field and the Schofield Barracks expansion underway by the 3rd Engineers (shown below). As you can see, it was still a grass field studded with guava stumps. Photo taken by the 11th Photo Section, Air Corps, Wheeler Field Headquarters Battery and Battery A 13th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, T.H. December 1936 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion 13th Field Artillery, November 1939 Schofield Barracks, T.H. The 2nd Battalion photo is not dated but judging from the uniforms I'd say it's also the 1938 to 1940 timeframe. The major difference being the color of the ties, Black vs. Khaki. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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