USMC: Artillery Fire Direction Officer


 1st Lt. Ross E Bailey After Basic School, in December of ’65, I was assigned to Field Artillery Officers Basic Course (FOPBC) in Ft. Sill, graduating in April of ’66.  I arrived in Da Nang in mid-May and was assigned to Apha Battery, 1st Bn, 12th Marines.  As the only FAOBC trained junior office in the battery, rather than the usual first assignment as a forward observer, I was assigned as Fire Direction Officer. […]