James Luper III

James Luper III

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MSG James R. Luper III
Born 1940s.
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Brother of , [half], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half]
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Father of [private son (1960s - unknown)], [private daughter (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 10 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 17 Jan 2019
00:24: James Luper III deleted a message from Don (MacLean) Gibson on the page for James Luper III. [Thank James for this]
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Categories: United States Army.



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Ethnicity: Europe 99% • Great Britain 42% • Europe West 41% • Ireland 6% • Trace Regions 10% • Scandinavia 5% • Iberian Peninsula 4% • European Jewish < 1%


March 6, 1942, Maxwell Army Airfield Station Hospital, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama



Date: March 6th, 1956 sprinkled!
Place: St. Thomas Episcopal, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States
by Father Purdy


BAPP full immersion!
Date: JUL 1976
Place: Grandview Missionary Baptist, El Paso, El Paso TX


  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade at Public school, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts 1946-7
  • 2nd Grade PS20, Staten Island, Richmond, New York City 1947
  • 3rd-8th Grades Manchester, Richmond, Virginia 1948-1954
  • High School Haverling Central, Bath, Steuben, New York 1955-60 (extra grade for stupidity: advanced curriculum, ordinary student!)
  • HS Graduation: 27 JUN 1960 Science/Math track
    • Place: Haverling Central High School, Bath, Steuben, New York, USA
  • USMA Prep, Ft. Belvoir, Va, 1960-61.
  • US Army Signal School AIT: Non-integrated RADAR Maintainer, 1962-3
  • USAADS, Ft. Bliss TX, 1963.
  • GI Bill: NTS, Advanced MicroComputer Tech
  • Georgia Military: 6 credits, 1980
  • College160 credits with Cochise Community College in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Networking, and Computer Aided Design 1992-2000

Military Service

  • Entitled to College as SDV, opted try for WP instead, hence:
  • Volunteer Application to US Army, Post Office, Bath, New York, Accepted
  • Transfer by Bus to Enlistment, US Army, Jun 1960 from Reserves 2-2-2 plan SN FR12601686, Syracuse, Onandaga, New York, Rank - PVT - E1
  • Transfer by Air to Reception Station, Fort Dix, New Jersey (Clothing issue - one pair brown boots with a black dye kit!)
  • Transfer by Air to Student, Basic Training, Fort Riley, Kansas (First Division - The Big Red One!), left by Air to Vacation, Bath, New York
  • Transfer by Bus to Student, Prep School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (USMAPS) 4 Nominations, ARMY Branch, Son of a Deceased Veteran, Senatorial, Representative - but not selected to West Point (Apparently as non-athelete - must be well-rounded!)
  • Transfer by Bus to BAR Man, Light Machine-Gun Squad, !st Platoon, Mortar Battery (Honor Guard), 1st BG, 3rd Inf., Fort Myer, Virginia, Rank: PVT-E2, PFC, PVT-E2, PFC, SP4 (rocky road - No one in the Infantry gets promoted until having been 'busted' at least once for insubordination!)
  • Married, Reenlistment for Student, RADAR School, Signal School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Vacation by Bus to Bath, New York then Honeymoon with Grandmother, Ida P, on Marthas Vineyard, MA) - '56 Buick donated!
  • Transfer by Car to Student, RADAR School, Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Texas, Rank - SP5
  • Transfer to Instructor, AN/MPS-23 RADAR School, USAADSCS, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Inter-Post Transfer to Direct-Support RADAR Tech, AN/GSS-1 RADAR, 50th Signal Detatchment, 73rd Atrillery Battalion (HAWK)
  • Reenlistment Transfer to Organizational, Direct-Support, and General Support RADAR Tech, AN/FSG-6Bb RADAR, Army Detatchment, Highlands Air Force Station, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
  • TDY to Student, AN/FPS-6B RADAR School, USAF School, Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Transfer to Organizational and Direct-Support RADAR Tech, AN/MPS-23A (Frequency-Scan) RADAR, Hill 486, Butzbach Detatchment, 10th Air Defense Artillery Group
  • Transfer to Direct-Support RADAR Tech, AN/GSS-1 Non-Integrated RADAR, (Self-Propelled HAWK) Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Transfer to Depot Support (Overhaul) AN/PPS-5A RADAR Assembly-Line Supervisor, (BLDG 617), Rank -SP6, 2nd Logistics Battalion, Machinato, Okinawa
  • Transfer to Direct-Support RADAR Tech, Rank -SP6, USAADS, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Inter-Post Transfer to Branch Chief, Rank - SFC, USAADS, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Transfer to RAM Data Collector, OTEA-West, DTSTC, Fort Huachuca (Sierra Vista), Arizona
  • Transfer to Chief Signal Communications Inspector, 125th ATC Battalion, 6th Support Group, Seoul, Korea
  • Transfer to Instructor, AN/, SLAR RADAR, MI School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
  • Inter-Post Transfer to ATC Headquarters, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Rank-SFC, MSG
  • Transfer to Action Officer, Arny Watercraft Electronics Training, New-Equipment Training Department, CECOM, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Rank - MSG
  • MSG Retired September 30, 1987, 27y, 3mo, 3d exactly 90% of 75% possible at E8


  1. First
    1. Wash, DC, Apr 10, 1962
      1. Divorced 28 FEB 2002, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States
  2. second
    1. Jan. 7, 2006, Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca, Cochise, Arizona, USA
    2. Performed by Rev. Albert Luper, (my Brother!)


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On 15 Dec 2018 at 15:20 GMT Shan (Ward) Dawson wrote:

Hi James we are 11th cousins. Distant, but still cousins. =) Also, thank you for your service.to this Country. My dad & husband are Army Veterans. (In fact we moved back from Sierra Vista, AZ where he was stationed with an Intel unit 5yrs ago). Small world.

On 21 May 2018 at 20:58 GMT Dave McNally wrote:

Thanks James, Emery-703 is now open.

On 14 Mar 2018 at 23:03 GMT Barbara (Hale) Reynolds wrote:

Thanks James for the update to my 3rd great grandmother's sources.

On 5 Mar 2018 at 04:27 GMT Darlene (Scott) Kerr wrote:

Hello James: Thank you for doing the shortened version of the FAG link in Keeney-585; however, when you do this, please leave mine up in the burial area. I put FAG Index as a source, but leave the profile # up with the grave information. Also, when you do this, please be careful not to take other symbols out. I do my cemeteries with enclosures see [[1]] as an example. I replaced the bracket you took out and the FAG back where I want it so you can see what I'm referring to here. Also, thank you for your service. Darlene

On 1 Mar 2018 at 00:26 GMT Don (MacLean) Gibson wrote:

Hello James. Can you tell me why you removed the paragraph regarding spouse Susannah Smith from the Alpheuus Harmon biography?

You didn't give any reason or any source.

On 20 Feb 2018 at 19:15 GMT M Cole wrote:

Hi James, I saw that you added marriage info for Sarah Ayer. Can you please add your source? Thank so much!

On 1 Feb 2018 at 16:13 GMT Joyce (Wolfe) Reinig wrote:

Do you have a connection to Jane Ayres Harlan or just surfing?

On 29 Jan 2018 at 18:27 GMT Nick Andreola Jr wrote:


Birth changed from 1806 to 1804...parents married in 1805....????..... some reference or change to parent's marriage may be in order.

On 29 Jan 2018 at 17:28 GMT Dan Keeney wrote:

On 29 Jan 2018 at 16:51 GMT James Luper III wrote: RE: Your message about Keeney-244

Keeney-244 profile should be open IMHO.

My reply: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Keeney-244 The profile shows a green open lock. Both the public & private view show the same information in just slightly different formats.

On 24 Jan 2018 at 16:58 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

You left a message on my profile that it contained s reference to FAG but I see no mention of FAG on my profile. Please advise.

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