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B BATTERY, 3/82 FIELD ARTY, 1972
I was a member of B Battery, 3/82 Field Arty, the unit that fired the last artillery round by the US in August of 1972
Somewhere close to a month prior that same battery accidently fired upon a NDP of US Infantry, killing three soldiers immediately and wounding at least 10 others.
RTO/Unit Clerk (rear) B Battery, 3/82 FA (6-72 to 8-72)
Jan. 13, 1967, in Vietnam. In a TOT mission, A Battery, 8th Battalion 6th Artillery apparently transposed the last two numbers of the coordinates and fired approximately 18 rounds that landed on A Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Nine men were killed and more than 40 wounded.
The units were taking part in Operation Cedar Falls in the Iron Triangle. I believe the battery commander was Capt. John Seely and the battalion commander was Lt. Col. Ben Safar.
I'm told an investigation followed and a report was written. I have been unable to find the report.