Austin, E. Ray, MSG

Adjutant General (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 00R, Army Garrison Fort Ord, CA
Previously Held MOS
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
05C10-Radio Teletype Operator
31B-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
31G-Tactical Communications Chief
31V10-Tactical Communications Operator/Mechanic
Service Years
1964 - 1991
Foreign Language(s)
Voice Edition

Master Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Post-2007) Career Counselor I Field Force, Vietnam US Army Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:

Now? I am officially retired and loving life as much as I can.

Please visit my website and view hundreds of photos, and many are from Vietnam.


Other Comments:

After retiring from the Army in 1991, I worked part-time at a Radio Shack in the Hampton Mall in Hampton Roads, VA. Moved from VA in 1993 to Gatlinburg, TN and lived and worked about six months for a Chalet Company. Moved from Gatlinburg in June 1993 to Cookeville, TN, and graduated from an Architectural Drafting School in Livingston TN, then moved to Dale Hollow Lake in Pickett County TN where for about ten years I ran my own Professional Photography business and also worked part-time at a local Funeral Home.  In 2004, I moved back to Scott County Tennessee where I was born and raised, in Norma to be exact, and for a few years I worked for FOUR OAKS FUNEERAL HOME before finally retiring for good.

Now, I'm loving retirement, and just trying to stay out of trouble!

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   1964-1965, 36A, 83rd Field Artillery Battalion

Private First Class
From Month/Year
October / 1964
To Month/Year
February / 1965
83rd Field Artillery Battalion Unit Page
Private First Class
Fort Sill, OK
United States
 83rd Field Artillery Battalion Details

83rd Field Artillery Battalion
Ground Unit
Parent Unit
Field Artillery Units
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Feb 26, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
The 1st Battalion, 83rd Artillery was a US Army artillery battalion formed in 1966 at Fort Sill, OK.[1] The battalion departed for Vietnam in October 1966 and remained there until 1971 when the unit was stood down. In Vietnam, the 83rd was originally at Bear Cat, Nui Dat and Xuan Loc but later moved to many other locations in Vietnam.

Other Memories Me on the left. Middle: Unknown. Right: SP4 Glu?

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Fiel Exercise
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