Don... I finished this section which might give you come additional Information.
- Steve Speer

75th Field Artillery Brigade
168th Field Artillery, 181st Field Artillery & 191st Field Artillery


Camp Forrest during World War II


Email sent: Fri 2/29/2008 11:08 PM

I'm looking for information concerning the 191st FA BN, and mainly the Batteries located in Blount County/Maryville, Tennessee.
I'm trying to put together a shadow box for my mother-in-law whose husband was in one of the units during the time prior to and during the Korean War.
I'm interested in finding out what shoulder sleeve insignia (patch) these units wore and the crest.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Don Mays


April 12, 2008 11:12 AM




I recently purchased and as I was designing it I was going through email to bring it up to date ran across your letter about the 191st. Well it just so happens my father was a with this unit and I had some thing already online. Go to and there are two links, one to Battery C 1st Battalion and one to Battery D 2nd Battalion. There is not any history but group photos of each.

Where are you from Don?

Steve Speer


Sun 4/13/2008 11:10 PM

I appreciate the email response.
I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and lived near Fort Sanders Hospital most of my early years, then the family moved to South Knoxville.  After graduating from South High School I enlisted in the U.S Army and did some time on active duty.  I retired from the U.S. Army in 2001 with 27+ years and now work as a government contractor.
I've been living in Oliver Springs, Tennessee for the past 25+ years.
My father-in-law is/was from Maryville are his three (3) daughters, one of which I married 25+ years ago.
For my mother-in-law I was attempting to get some information to put together a little shadowbox memorial covering the time he was a member of the 191st Field Artillery (C Battery as I recall).

Donnie "Don" Mays