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Monday, November 17, 2014

Raymond Savat: US Army

Raymond is Onene Littrell Curtis’ son-in-law: 

Raymond enlisted June 25, 1952 and reported to Camp Crowder, Missouri for induction before being sent to Camp Chaffee, ARK for training.

He was trained at artillery school ( Camp Chaffee) and assigned to 'C' Battery, 176th Armored Field Artillery(AFA) Battalion, 5th Artillery Group, 8th Army, Korea (in late 1952) operating a 155mm Howitzer M41 (motorized).
The 176th AFA Battalion was a Pennsylvania National Guard unit that had been in Korea since 1951, shortly after the conflict broke out.

Because there were no Artillery Divisions deployed to Korea, following the movements of the 176th AFA Battalion has proven difficult to date because battalion level records are harder to obtain than larger unit (parent units) records.
We do, however, have the Unit Citation orders 136 that identify at least one battle that Raymond and the 176th AFA Battalion was in. The Battle of Boomerang, near Kumhwa, Korea. A fierce battle that Raymond's unit distinguished itself in.L~S-2013 (7)enhanced

In January 1954, near the end of his enlistment Raymond was rotated out of Korea (ahead of his unit) to Camp Carson Colorado (reassignment Center) where he was reassigned to Ft. Riley, Kansas until his discharge in July of 1954.


GDL~2013 (73)enhanced RBBS News and Events

New Madrid County Veterans Park Dedication
An estimated crowd of 300 plus attended the dedication services held Thursday, November 11, 2010 for the newly constructed Veterans Park. The program began at 10:00 am with music provided by the New Madrid County Central High School Band. Master of Ceremonies was New Madrid County Mayors Association President, Donnie Brown.
Rev. Jeffrey Long, New Madrid First United Methodist Church, gave the invocation.  The New Madrid County Central JROTC posted the colors followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The New Madrid County Central Singing Eagles sang the National Anthem and "Salute to the Armed Forces." Speakers were Clyde Hawes, New Madrid County Presiding Commissioner, Steve Hodges, District 161 State Representative and Judy Thrower, Case Specialist for Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson's Office. Adam Young, senior at NMCC, read his original poem honoring veterans followed by the raising of the American, Missouri, KIA/MIA and POW flags.
The service was closed with a benediction by Rev. Ed Thomason, New Madrid Church of Christ, followed by a 21 Gun Salute by the Richard Grissom Color Guard of American Legion Post No. 595.

Veterans Park Brick Order Form

Alphabetical Listing of Veterans' Names Monuments I - VIII

created by Ed Thomason, The Weekly Record Newspaper

The above information is from: Military Role Call: The Littrell Family of Mississippi County, Missouri, The Littrell Family Journals Volume IV. (see below) 

The book is available from the family website: Littrell Family General Store
The price on the website is from $55-60, plus shipping and handling.MRC-COVER-PIC_thumb

175 pages
Five sons and two son-in-laws of John & Kizzie Littrell served in the armed forces of the United States of America. To date at least 35 descendants and descendant spouses) of John Daniel Littrell and Kizzie Zore Comer (John & Kizzie) have served their country. They have served on 5 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This book tells their stories and the stories of the ancestors of John & Kizzie going back to the Revolutionary War. Their stories are presented with pictures, letters home, newspaper clippings, maps, photos and narratives. From the 2nd Spartan Regiment of South Carolina to the USS Benfold in the Persian Gulf.

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