Artillery Group (Redstone)
submitted by Jim Ryan who served in Btry A, 1st Msl Bn,
Members of the
Battery "A" Firing Team - the human face of atomic artillery.
These young men represent a cross section of 1961 young
America, with the people shown ranging in age from 18 to
28. The crew chief on the right, Sgt. Andy Montgomery, from
Alabama, is the oldest. Next to him is PVT E-2 Ezra Tilden,
a Native American from Oklahoma. Private E-2 Henry Evenson
on the left is 18 in this photo, and had been with us less
than a month. PFC Cecil Coffee, 2nd from the left, age 21
from Texas. And the man taking the photo, Jim Ryan, age
21 from New York.