Stone, Wentworth, MAJ

Air Defense Artillery (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Current/Last Primary MOS
1180-Air Defense Missile Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1972-1973, 1180, USAADS HAM Department / Electronic Warfare Branch
Previously Held MOS
1729-Infantry Ammunition & Pioneer Platoon & Squad Sergeant
1745-Light Weapons Squad Leader
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
1745-Infantry First Sergeant
1745-Light Weapons Platoon Sergeant
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
1514-Radar Chief Of Section
23G-Nike-Hercules Fire Control Mechanic
Service Years
1951 - 1973

Air Defense Artillery


Four Service Stripes

Three Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Order Of The Bayonet Order Of The Golden Dragon Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present)

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Military Order of the Purple Heart17th Infantry Regiment AssociationPatriot Guard Riders
82nd Airborne Division Association25th Infantry Division AssociationCounterparts (Tuong Huu Dong Nam A)
  1973, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, 17th Infantry Regiment Association [Verified]
  2007, Patriot Guard Riders [Verified]
  2008, 82nd Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, 25th Infantry Division Association [Verified]
  2008, Counterparts (Tuong Huu Dong Nam A) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
What started with a TWS invitation from Sergeant Don Shook has now turned in to a very time consuming project. At the present time I have 504 photos with many hours of narratives.

I've tried to keep the facts and stories about each picture as factual as possible. To keep continuity in the narratives, I've added pictures that are not mine from yearbooks that I own and from long Google sessions. To verify things that I do remember happening, I also have added quoted sentences and paragraphs that are not mine. In all cases I've added copyright credits to pictures and text that I've used.

All of the photos without credits are my own. All the Photoshop titles and composite slides are my own.

Since many of the things I write about go back as far as sixty years, some quotes that I attribute to persons may, of course, not be verbatim. I've tried to make them at least, "words to that effect".

I am not doing this for self aggrandizement, it is in response to "What did you do in the War, Daddy?" I've found TWS to be a good medium for creating memoir type slide presentations.

In some cases, my recollections may be a little fuzzy. If anyone who looks through my profile and finds wrong timelines or gross inaccuracies, please email and so that I can make corrections. TWS has made editing very easy.

There will also be spelling, grammar and punctation errors. After hours of typing, I get lazy and quote marks, commas, grammar and spelling errors get dropped into the narratives. Sorry. Thanks TWS for building in a spelling checker and bless Google for their endless source of knowledge.

After many hours of work on my 1968 tour in Vietnam, I've just finished the Jump School assignment and am working my way down each subsequent assignment. Many of which have titles that don't mean anything, pictures out of order and bits and gibberish pieces of narrative in them. Bear with me, I'm working on them.

Note: In many cases, I refer to soldiers only as "men". I don't mean to denigrate the women who serve. It is just that men served in the combat arms units in the Army and women served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC). "It was the women's branch of the US Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943. It was disbanded in 1978" Quote Wikipedia

I retired in 1973 and never had the pleasure of serving with women soldiers.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Senior Parachutist

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1951, Basic Training (Fort Jackson, SC), A34
  1952, 11th OCS Company, 1st OC Regiment (Fort Benning, GA)40
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 200th Infantry RegimentU.S. ArmyAirborne SchoolJumpmaster Course
1st Battalion, 508th Airborne Battalion Combat TeamArmy Ranger School94th Infantry Division278th Regimental Combat Team
2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry RegimentUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY605th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Missile Battalion
1st Battalion, 57th Air Defense Artillery3rd Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery3rd Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery56th Air Defense Artillery Regiment
Nike Warhead Prefire Course, Oberammergau, Germany5th US Army Artillery Group (DLI-SC) Vietnamese Language Course, Fort Bliss, TxMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
High Altitude Missile Department (HAM)US Army Combat Surveillance and Electronic Warfare School (Staff)
  1950-1952, 1729, HHC, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment
  1951-1951, 1745, Primary NCO Course (PNCO)
  1952-1952, 1542, Airborne School
  1952-1952, 1542, Jumpmaster Course
  1953-1953, 1542, 1st Battalion, 508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team
  1953-1953, 1542, Army Ranger School
  1954-1954, 1542, 94th Infantry Division
  1954-1954, 278th Regimental Combat Team
  1954-1954, 1745, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment/G Company
  1954-1956, 1745, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment/G Company
  1956-1957, 1745, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Staff) Fort Knox, KY/A Company
  1957-1957, 1514, 605th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Missile Battalion/A Battery
  1957-1958, 23G, Nike Ajax Fire Control Maintenance
  1958-1960, 23G, 1st Battalion, 57th Air Defense Artillery/C Battery
  1960-1961, 23G, 3rd Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery/B Battery
  1961-1961, 23G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery
  1961-1961, 23G, CBRN Basic NCO Course (BNCOC)
  1961-1964, 23G, 5th Battalion, 56th Air Defense Artillery/A Battery
  1962-1962, 23G, Nike Hercules FCS Maintenance Transition Course
  1963-1964, 23G, Improved Nike Hercules FCS Maintenance Transition Course
  1964-1964, 1180, Nike Warhead Prefire Course, Oberammergau, Germany
  1964-1967, 1180, 5th US Army Artillery Group /66th Missile Detachment Team A
  1967-1968, 1180, Field Artillery Officers' Advance Course
  1968-1968, 1180, (DLI-SC) Vietnamese Language Course, Fort Bliss, Tx
  1968-1968, 1180, Military Assistance Training Advisor Sector Unit/Advisor Course (MATA)
  1968-1969, 1180, MACV Di An
  1969-1971, 1180, USAADS HAM Department / Electronic Warfare Branch
  1971-1972, 1180, MACV Advisory Team 1
  1972-1972, 1180, US Army Combat Surveillance and Electronic Warfare School (Staff)
  1972-1973, 1180, USAADS HAM Department / Electronic Warfare Branch
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
 Colleges Attended 
Stonehill College
  1974-1975, Fisher Junior College (MS)
  1975-1976, Stonehill College
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