Fort Tilden - Directory of Veterans

Updated: August 20, 2001

Here is a list of veterans that have contacted us in the past and requested that they be listed in this directory. If you served at Fort Tilden (in any capacity) you are invited to list yourself here. Please click here to add your information to the list. Send as much information as you would like posted. If you are a family member of a deceased veteran, you can list yourself as a point-of-contact.

Please allow some time for us to update the list. You will not see your submission immediately. We can also update a prior submission with new data.

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Decade: 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

Sample Entry

Name: First Last
Unit: 505th Msl Bn
Job Title: Radar Technician
Years: 1955-1957
Address: 123 Main St, Anytown NY 11694
Telephone: 718-123-1234
E-Mail Address: your_name@whatever.com
Remarks: Add your comments about the web site or a message to other veterans here.

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1950-1959

Name:Richard A Rice
Unit:Hq Btry, 505th Msl Bn
Job Title:GM Instl Electrician
Years:1955-1957
Telephone:931-296-3491
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Remarks: I would like to hear from anyone who was with the 505th during my era. I was in Battalion Maintenance and worked for CWO William H Russell and SFC Jay F Sullivan, mostly known as "Sully"
Name:Eddinger, John W.
Unit:737th AAA Msl Bn
Job Title:Company Clerk/IFC Opr.
Years:1956-1957
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E-Mail Address:jwe@ix.netcom.com
Remarks: Served at Ft. Tilden prior to moving to permanent station at Spring Valley, NY. Always enjoyed the post library and, of course, the beach in the summer. It was murderous in the winter, however, walking guard duty down in sub-freezing cold near the launch area and radar sites. It was an easy jaunt into NYC on the Flatbush Ave. bus and the IRT. Remember the Yankee and Dodger games when Joe D., Jackie R. and Ted W. were winding down their careers. Free passes to Broadway shows at the USO near Times Square, and great jazz on 52nd St. and at the Metropole. Those were good days. Still keep in touch with my pal, Ron Woodworth, who served with me in Charlie Battery. Would be interested in hearing from anyone associated with Battery C, 737th Missile Batallion.
Name: Ronald H.Holmes
Unit: D Btry 737th AAA
Job Title: Assembly & Maint. Sgt.
Years: 4/56-4/57
Address: 22725 Woodlore Trail Winston-Salem NC
Telephone: 336-760-2600
E-Mail Address: rhholmes@msn.com
Remarks: I dated and married a gal from Rockaway who worked across the street from the post in Ordnance. Best thing that ever happened to me was getting stationed at Tilden. We were a temporary set up, two missiles above ground and one training missile. We later moved to Middletown, NJ and became Battery B of the 526th.
Name: David L. Willey
Unit: A Battery 69th AAA
Job Title: Worked on the 90mm gun.
Years: 1954 & 1955
Address: 97 LIBERTY ROAD, WASHINGTON, MAINE 04574
Telephone:207-845-2357
E-Mail Address: ROADMAN@MIDCOAST.COM
Remarks: ANY QUESTIONS WRITE ME OR CALL ME.I THINK IN 1954 WE MOVED TO FORT HAMITION. THANKS DAVE.
Name:Yancy Kelson
Unit:505th Msl Bn
Job Title:IFC Op
Years:June 1957 - June 1960
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E-Mail Address:qrpdx@korea.com
Remarks: Was the section chief in the IFC Battery Control, recall SFC Lattimer, Baggot. Howie Radner Bugler, Jimmy Westgate. Klemisch (Big Foot) 1st Sgt Verlinger, Capt Walder. Simon, Kelso, any of you still around?
I lived down on Hanson Place those days, great duty, had an amateur radio station set up in my room in the barracks.
Name:Cpl Joe Walker
Unit:504th AAA Operations Detachment (AAAOD)
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E-Mail Address:cjwalker@northnet.org
Remarks: Hello,
I was an enlisted member of the above unit from Dec. 1949 (at Fort Bliss, TX) thru Nov. 1952 (at Kafertal Barracks, Mannheim, Germany), via Fort Devens, Ayer, MA & Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY. We were attached to the 34th AAA Brigade during this entire time.

I have made many efforts to attempt to contact other men that I served with in the 504th with very poor results. The location services offered by the American Legion have not been been of much assistance.

Can you advise me the procedure to obtain a roster of the unit, the status of the 504th, and if there are any reunion opportunities available? Is there a history of the 504th available?

I remember that we were transported from Ft. Devens to Ft. Wadsworth via canvas covered 6 bys on a below freezing day in January, 1950. Our feet were numb and stuck to the floor metal of the truck. I also recall that the 504th (Major John Connelly, Commanding), worked very closely with the 69th AAA at Tilden.

I look forward to your reply. Thank you.

(Cpl.) Joe Walker - Operations Platoon

Editors note: Can anyone help Joe with info on the 504th AAAOD?

1960-1969


Name:DENNIS BANNON
Unit:Nike Hercules AD Battery
Job Title:Missile Crewman/Assembly Team
Years:1968-69
Address:PO Bx 920, Mattituck, NY 11952
Telephone:631 298 4361
E-Mail Address:blueangel35@hotmail.com
Remarks:I was stationed at Ft. Tilden to do my OJT (on the job training)for 8 months. I lived in Flatbush Brooklyn. I was moved to the assembly crew during my tour at Ft. Tilden. After my OJT I was sent to Alaska for 2 years.
Name:Jimmy Parks
Unit:51st Arty
Job Title:Computer IFC
Years:1967-1968
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E-Mail Address:JPARKS@TEXOMA.NET
Remarks: SERVED FORT HANCOCK, 67 TO 68. WAS IN IFC. OPERATED MTR, TTR, ACQ, HI-PAR, COMPUTER, A-BAR., ALSO CARRIED OUT SHIT (sic). PEOPLES NAMES: SP5 TORRES, SP5 PITTMAN, SP4 LANIER,SP4 OLDS,SP4 BROWN, SP5 PETTS,SP5 WALKER,SSG MARTIN,SP5 MARTIN.

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