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Assigned: Bravo Battery, 1st Missile Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery
Highest Rank: Specialist Fourth Class (SP4, E-4)
Entered Service: 11/20/1972
Exited Service: 11/19/1974
Foreign Service Length: 1 Year, 5 Days
Continental Service Length: 1 Year, 16 Days
Location of Service: Key West, FL; Korea
Gender: male
Basic Training: Fort Bliss, Texas
Military Position: Hawk Missile Fire Control Crewman
Place of Separation: Key West, FL
From City: Columbus Grove
From State: Ohio
Current City: Columbus Grove
Current State: Ohio
My War Stories
  
  4/6/1973 Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Training Battalion (Hawk/Redeye) 1st AIR Brigade completed 8 weeks of advanced individual training in MOS 16E, Hawk missile fire control crewman.
  9/17/1973 Meritorious achievement during the period 9/14/1973 to 9/17/1973 while assigned as Hawk missile fire control operator at battery B, 1st Missile Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. His faultless performance of duty was instrumental in the combat rating which the unit received. The coveted superior crew performance was achieved.
  1974 Bravo Battery, 1st Missile Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery completed basic leadership course for junior NCO's and specialists given by 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
  1974 Outstanding performance of duties as Fire Control Crewman during the Annual Tactical Effectiveness Evaluation for B Battery, 1st Missile Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery. Hard work and perseverance was a major contribution to the superior score your unit achieved during the evaluation.
  11/19/1974 Meritorious service from 6/12/1974 through 11/19/1974 with 1st Battalion (Hawk) 65th Air Defense Artillery at United States Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida.

My War Awards
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Korea Defense Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
My War Pictures
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  Chinook in Korea 1973-1974. Landed to drop off & pick up supplies on a 100 foot square pad. Chinook in Korea 1973-1974. Landed to drop off & pick up supplies on a 100 foot square pad. Welcome home Dennis November 1974. The Siefker family celebrated at their Vaughnsville home when Dennis came home. Welcome home Dennis November 1974. The Siefker family celebrated at their Vaughnsville home when Dennis came home. Korean compound army friends. Picture of fellow soldiers relaxing at B Battery. Korean compound army friends. Picture of fellow soldiers relaxing at B Battery.
  More modern barracks Dennis stayed at while training for the advanced infantry training for the Hawk Missile. There was an east and west wing and four stories with approximately 30 men per room. Ft. Bliss, TX 1973. More modern barracks Dennis stayed at while training for the advanced infantry training for the Hawk Missile.  There was an east and west wing and four stories with approximately 30 men per room. Ft. Bliss, TX 1973. Korea Denny's Hawk Launch 1973-1974. Surface to Air Hawk Missile Launch. Dennis was one of only two people to launch the Hawk Missile for B Battery for annual training that year. Dennis hit his target. Korea Denny's Hawk Launch 1973-1974. Surface to Air Hawk Missile Launch.  Dennis was one of only two people to launch the Hawk Missile for B Battery for annual training that year. 
Dennis hit his target. Korea painting crew Denny 2nd from right 1973-1974. Korea painting crew Denny 2nd from right 1973-1974.
  Korea 1974 Surface to Air Nike Hercules taking off during annual training. Korea 1974 Surface to Air Nike Hercules taking off during annual training. Korea U. S. Army B Battery barracks 1973-1974. Korea U. S. Army B Battery barracks 1973-1974. Seoul, Korea Palace from YI Dynasty 1973-1974. Seoul, Korea Palace from YI Dynasty 1973-1974.
  Korea 1973-1974. Rice crop drying on burlap rugs near the B Battery Compound Korea 1973-1974. Rice crop drying on burlap rugs near the B Battery Compound Korea 1973-1974 Dennis sitting on a Hawk Missile Transporter. Korea  1973-1974 Dennis sitting on  a Hawk Missile Transporter. Seoul, South Korea 1973-1974 Dennis on a guided tour. Seoul, South Korea 1973-1974 Dennis on a guided tour.
  Korea 1973-1974 Local farmer plowing with an oxen outside of B Battery army compound. Korea 1973-1974 Local farmer plowing with an oxen outside of B Battery army compound. 1974 Osan Air Base heading to U.S. from South Korea 1974 Osan Air Base heading to U.S. from South Korea Key-West, FL barracks 1974. Key-West, FL barracks 1974.
  Korea Harley Hog 1973-1974. Notice the 250 pound hog on the back rack of the Motorcycle owned by one of the locals. Korea Harley Hog 1973-1974. Notice the 250 pound hog on the back rack of the Motorcycle owned by  one of the locals. Koreans threshing wheat 1973. Koreans threshing wheat 1973. Korea 1973-1974 Battery Command Central Dennis’s station is on right. Korea 1973-1974 Battery Command Central Dennis’s station is on right.
  Korea 1973-1974 Feed mill outside of B Battery. Korea 1973-1974 Feed mill outside of B Battery. Korea in winter 1973-1974. View of the countryside from radar hill.. Korea in winter 1973-1974. View of the countryside from radar hill.. 1973-1974 Korea generator shed at radar hill 1973-1974 Korea generator shed at radar hill
  Korea 1973-1974.Nike Hercules taking off at the annual training the same day that the Hawk missiles were being fired. Korea 1973-1974.Nike Hercules taking off at the annual training the same day that the Hawk missiles were being fired. Korea, 1973-1974 Richard Sapp on roof at B Battery Korea, 1973-1974 Richard Sapp on roof at B Battery Korea, Sihung Compound. Headquarters Battery, 1st Missile Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery. Korea, Sihung Compound. Headquarters Battery, 1st Missile Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery.
  Korea 1973-1974.Pictures near the Yellow Sea on a hike. Korea 1973-1974.Pictures near the Yellow Sea on a hike. Korea Rice paddies outside of B Battery 1973-1974 Korea Rice paddies outside of B Battery 1973-1974 Ordering stereo equipment, Post Exchange in Korea, Richard Sapp. Ordering stereo equipment, Post Exchange in Korea, Richard Sapp.
  Korean road leading from B Battery compound to radar hill 1973-1974. Korean road leading from B Battery compound to radar hill 1973-1974. Korea Dennis in village outside B Battery compound. Korea Dennis in village outside B Battery compound. Korean laundromat 1973-1974. The Koreans did their laundry in the countryside on cement perforated slabs. Korean laundromat 1973-1974. The Koreans did their laundry in the countryside on cement perforated slabs.
  Dennis Korea Pagoda 1973-1974. Took guided tour in Seoul, South Korea at a palace. Dennis Korea Pagoda 1973-1974. Took guided tour in Seoul, South Korea at a palace. Korea 1974 Sign put up at B Battery Entry. Dennis Siefker 3rd name for meritorious firing of missile and combat ready superior. Korea 1974 Sign put up at B Battery Entry. Dennis Siefker 3rd name for meritorious firing of missile and combat ready superior. Billy Strickland, Richard Sapp, Dennis Siefker and two other soldiers on a fun hike in the hills in Korea 1973-1974. Billy Strickland, Richard Sapp, Dennis Siefker and two other soldiers on a fun hike in the hills in Korea 1973-1974.
  Korean truck heading to radars. Korean truck heading to radars. The soldiers' transportation to and from the radar hill daily which was approximately 1 mile each way. Korean truck heading to radars. Korean truck heading to radars.
The soldiers' transportation to and from the radar hill daily which was approximately 1 mile each way. Korea 1973-1974. Rice paddies and thatched roof houses in the farming community near B Battery. Korea 1973-1974. Rice paddies and thatched roof houses in the farming community near B Battery. Youngson, Korea military headquarters 1973-1974. Youngson, Korea military headquarters 1973-1974.
  Korean peasants pouring concrete 1973-1974 at B Battery repairing a mudslide that happened the previous year.. Korean peasants pouring concrete 1973-1974 at B Battery repairing a mudslide that happened the previous year.. Dennis in Korea sightseeing a mink farm 1974. Dennis in Korea sightseeing a mink farm 1974. Motorpool Korea 1973-1974 at B Battery. Motorpool Korea 1973-1974 at B Battery.
  Left Wayne-Buckler from Richmond, Indiana, Denny right, Korea 1974. Left Wayne-Buckler from Richmond, Indiana, Denny right, Korea 1974. Korea command center 1973. Dennis’ position in the Battery Control Central BBC watching the radar for incoming aircraft. Korea command center 1973. Dennis’ position in the Battery Control Central BBC watching the radar for incoming aircraft. Anti aircraft Hawk Missile at B Battery where Dennis was stationed 1973-1974. Anti aircraft Hawk Missile at B Battery where Dennis was stationed 1973-1974.
  Denny to the right Ft. Knox, KY 1972 basic training. Denny to the right Ft. Knox, KY 1972 basic training. Double bunk beds in a 40 man barracks for basic training. Denny Ft. Knox, KY 1972. Double bunk beds in a 40 man barracks for basic training. Denny Ft. Knox, KY 1972. The Hawk Missile System that Dennis trained on. Ft. Bliss, TX 1973. The Hawk Missile System that Dennis trained on. Ft. Bliss, TX 1973.
  USO Tour performed at B Battery in Sami, Korea 1974. USO Tour performed at B Battery in Sami, Korea 1974. Barracks Ft. Knox, KY 1972 Basic Training. Dennis took basic training here in the Basic Training Barracks built circa 1942. Barracks Ft. Knox, KY 1972 Basic Training. Dennis took basic training here in the Basic Training Barracks built circa 1942. Dennis standing next to a pulse acquisition radar used for tracking incoming enemy aircraftin Korea 1973 Dennis standing next to a pulse acquisition radar used for tracking incoming enemy aircraftin Korea 1973