Photo Courtesy of Bob Bailey

SP5 Eugene Chronister

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

probably 1958

I served with Gene Chronister in the Maintenance Department of the Redstone Division, Department of Materiel, USAAMS Fort Sill, Oklahoma from July 1959 to June 1960, and again in Battery A, 1st Missile Battalion, 333rd Artillery, 40th Artillery Group in Bad Kreuznach, Germany from October 1960 to January 1962.

In February 1963 Gene entered Infantry OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia. Shortly after being commissioned in September 1963, Gene switched to Ordnance, serving in both conventional and nuclear ordnance units, and commanding a conventional Ordnance Company in Viet Nam. Gene retired with the rank of Major.