I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all Proud American reunion attendees, to thank Ralph Jones for putting it together. The 2/32 and its Proud American 175MM gun is now in the Fort Sill Museum and becomes a more visable part of artillery history. This event was covered by the Lawton Constitution and the Cannoneer during our 5 day reunion. A special thanks to the 6/32 for their hospitality and the time they took to show us the Fort Sill of today. I'm certain that another reunion will occur in the near future, but this was a once in a lifetime experience. Watch these pages for more information in the coming weeks.
Visitors Since 5/26/01
The following article appeared in the May 18, 2001 edition of The Lawton Constitution.
The Proud Americans view their refurbished gun at the motorpool of the 6/32 on Fort Sill.
Front row, left to right, Don Frisco, Norm Gunderson, Sgt. Oscar Jackson, Len Rudin, Sgt. Youngblood, Bill Van Eck, Robert Williamson, Ralph Jones, Jerry Granberg, Stanton Pentecost, Jim Mahar. Second row Marion Risley, Bob Teal, Bruce A. Bachleda, Billy Roscoe, Donald Horner, John Henry Conway, John Franklin, Lonzie Bettis, Michael Winowieck. Third row Erick Kwasniewski (partially hidden), Jerry Bursky, James Caplinger (partially hidden), Forth row (on the gun) Freddy Fitting, Chuck Healey and Rich Andrews. Twenty six members of the 2/32 were present for this picture.
Article taken from the Field Artillery Magazine. To read more, click on Fort Sill Museum at the top of this page.
Proud American Gun, with Battle Streamers, on display at the Fort Sill Museum 2001