Posted By:Jackie Buzbee Davis
Subject:Colonel Robin In Alubuquerque, 1955
Post Date:November 17, 2002 at 08:09:17
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Forum:Bernalillo County, NM Genealogy Forum
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I am the brigade historian for the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade in San Antonio, Texas. We are working on our unit history and have noticed a glaring gap in our information. We don't know the full name of our very first commander.

Here is what we do have:

Our unit was activated in Albuquerque, NM, on 16 November 1955, as the 321st Military Government Group. All we have is that the first commander was Colonel Robin -- no first name, but was a full-bird colonel, not a lieutenant colonel. He would have been a member of the Army Reserve, at least at this time.

The second commander was Colonel Richard M. Krannawitter, and would probably have been in the unit, too, in 1955. (These are the only two named individuals we know of.) We have no other information on the unit while in Albuquerque, except that the name changed to 321st Civil Affairs and Military Government Group in October 1956, which (thankfully) dropped the "and Military Government" in 1959, and moved to San Antonio, TX, in March 1963.

If anybody is researching in Albuquerque's newpaper archives and has a few extra minutes, could I ask you to see if there is an article on this event, which might give Colonel Robin's full name? Or any mention at all of the 321st Military Government Group?

This is a different sort of "family" history, but since I'm working on my own family history, I know that you all are a group open to requests such as this. I will be sure to pass on the favor.


Jacqueline Davis
1SG, HHC, 321st Civil Affairs Brigade