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618) Bambi Freeman 
Location:
Shrewsbury, PA
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:53 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am looking for any information on Ottis Perry. He was my father. He never talked of his war days and I am trying to find out any details as to what he experienced during his days with the 11t Armored Division. Thank you!!!
617) Dale Zanardelli 
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616) Susan Hooper 
Location:
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 31, 2013 00:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Dan O'Brien: This is an extremely belated thank you for your wonderful response to my query about my father, Henry L. Hooper. (See #590 in June 2012.) I confess that I checked this site sporadically shortly after I posted my query and then completely forgot to check for several months after that. I was speechless (with pride) when I finally saw your response. We celebrated the centennial of my father's birth on 1/25/13, and your information really helped my brother and me tell our father's story to my nephews, ages 14 and 17, who never had the chance to meet him. I did wonder what "Company Commander of Headquarters Company" means. Could you shed any additional light, if you have a chance? Thank you again so much for everything you do to maintain this website and keep alive the memory of these courageous men (and women, if there were any!). With my very best wishes, Susan Hooper

Dan O'Brien Wednesday, February 6, 2013 19:17
Dear Susan:
During overseas deployment, the 11th Armored Division was first commanded by Brigadier General Charles S. Kilburn. In March, 1945, he was replaced by Major General Holmes E. Dager, who served as Division Commander until the Division was disbanded in Austria August, 1945. The Division Commander and his staff were served and supported by an administrative unit which was designated as Division Headquarters Company. Captain Henry L. Hooper was in command of that unit. I know this sounds confusing, but I hope it helps.

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615) Ronnie D Marable 
Location:
Round Rock, TX
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Friday, January 11, 2013 12:36 Write a comment

My father Davis Henry Marable was a member of the 11th Armour, and server at during the Battle of The Bulge. I am contacting you to let it be known that he passed away on January 6, 2013 in Tyler. Tx.
614) McKnight 
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Friday, January 4, 2013 05:05 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather was in 41st (company D).

Was named glen or frank McKnight

Want to know what kind of man he was. Please email with info

Krubobby@gmail.com
613) Beth Simon 
Location:
Franconia, NH
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:29 Write a comment Send E-mail

(613) Lieutenant Colonel,Harry J. Simon, 94 yrs old, passed away at home in Teaneck, NJ surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 24th 2012. He is survived by his wife Eleanor Simon, his three children and two grandchildren. During WWII he was in the 11th Armored Division and took part in the Battle of the Bulge, European Theater and liberator of Mauthausen in Austria. While he did not talk much of his war experiences, in later years he enjoyed going to Army Reunions and telling stories.
612) Neil Fleeman 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012 23:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

We are trying to find anyone that could provide any information about my wife's great uncle Willie Lane (no middle initial) who was in the 11th Armored Division and died March 5, 1945 near Remagen, Germany. He was from Mt. Olive, Wayne County, NC and was 23 years old when he was KIA.

Willie Lane was buried in Mt. Olive, NC and his headstone lists the following: SGT MP PLAT, 11th Armored Division. I assume his body was returned after the war and we are doing research now to locate a possible obituary . He was never married and except for 3 or 4 nieces and great nieces like my wife everyone has died. His last sibling, his sister, passed some years ago. My wife's mother is close to 80 and remembers him in uniform when she was a little girl. She is his oldest remaining relative still living. She has a younger sister who was named Willie for him. Due to health and age she and her sister would like to find any information anyone might have on SGT Willie Lane. He enlisted at Ft. Bragg, NC in August 1940. NC state records show him as KIA and with a rank of PVT. We have not yet requested any possible records from the National Personnel Records Center.

We would appreciate any help or contact help who knew him or contacts. Thanks
611) Neil Fleeman 
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Help locating information on SGT or PVT Willie Lane in 11th Armored Division, Germany.
610) Kevin McKenzie 
Location:
Texas
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 10:09 Write a comment Send E-mail

(610) Am looking for info/memories from anyone who may have known Lt. Robert (Bob) Anschutz, 11th AD from Feb-May 1945. Also what unit he was with... my records show the 41st Tank Btn. Thank you vets for your service.
609) MARVIN A BISHOP 
Location:
Aiken, SC
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Sunday, December 16, 2012 17:13 Write a comment Send E-mail

To all the surviving members of the 11th:

May God bless you and yours with a very Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Marvin Bishop
(son of Pfc James. M. Bishop, A21AIB
DOW, 4-24-45, Tittling, Germany)
608) Seth Nelsen 
Location:
Cudahy, Wisconsin
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Friday, December 7, 2012 17:35 Write a comment Send E-mail

Okay there is a few things i would like to say about Tracy's post. One thing is that he was taken prisoner on December 24, 1944. He never did talk about it but who would. She is my cousin so that is why i know her. My great-grandpa were very close and If she is going to post something she should at least make it right. The one thing that I know is that he said that they had him lined up to be shot but they let him go and he did not know why.HE also came out 80 lbs. Thank you for reading this if you do.

Tracie McGuire Send E-mail Monday, April 21, 2014 17:57
I did get the year wrong. That was a simple mis-typing but the other information of what I typed is correct. My dear cousin, Seth, you are right, the Germans did line up Grandpa (and his men) and pointed his own tank right at them. But a German officer came quickly and said not to shoot them, they were taking them as POWs instead. So, he was not "let go" as you claim. What you don't know is that at the time he was found by the Germans it was widely known that the Germans were not taking prisoners. Grandpa did share stories with some of us and your cousin, Jeff, had the honor of being the one who Grandpa shared the day he was captured with. It is an amazing and faith inspiring story! Be proud of your Great-Grandpa...He was an amazing man who did incredibles things during the war but even more so after the war! God bless!
607) John Wastle 
Location:
Scotland
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 06:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

I wonder if you could post this request on your visitors page. There is a Facebook Group called.... GI & Family International Search, currently with 240+ members, worth joining to help others search for lost family.

This Facebook Group has quite a few researchers and helpers in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada that are helping others around the world who are searching
for their GI Dad and the siblings their GI Dad left behind.

Because of the privacy that surrounds people's searches, the group goes to some length to try and maintain its members safety and security and try and
stop those from joining who may have other ulterior motives.

Should you wish to join this group, you can go to the Facebook Group... GI & Family International Search, and join there. Alternatively you can also find us on

http://www.giandfamilyinternationalsearch.com/

Where you can read about the Facebook Group and where there is a direct Facebook link to the Group where you can apply to join.

The Group does not use pseudonyms within the group, members need to know who they are conversing with. The use of this approach is again to help ensure
that the security, privacy and safety of our members is maintained.

TRhanks John.
606) michael a lisa jr 
Location:
rutherford new jersey
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Monday, November 26, 2012 20:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

my father was michael a lisa from hoboken nj he passed on oct 26th 2012 at 92 he served with the 11th armored 3rd army in ww2, he was a tanker but other then that i dont know much of what he did in europe, i dont even really know why in righting other then the fact im very proud of all our vets new and old, and my pop was a good man maybe some one can stear me in a direction where i could find out more about his service with the 11th.
605) Nigel Lewis 
Location:
United Kingdom
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Saturday, November 24, 2012 04:04 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad was 89 yesterday [Nov 23rd]. He was in the 11th Armoured Tank Division. Doesn't talk about the war a lot. His name is David Alexander Lewis from Kenfig Hill [Wales]. Known as 'Taf'. Lost his leg in 1944, thus ending his war. Does anyone remember him?
604) David 
Location:
Austria
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 02:26 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello!
i wrote with great interest the Story about http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/history/41st_tk_d_co_diary.htm

but i dont find "Semling" in austria.
Which location should this bee?
best wishes

Dan O'Brien Monday, November 19, 2012 17:18
I believe the name of the village is actually Sexling. It is near Rohrbach, Austria.
603) Donna Kaul 
Location:
Sabetha, KS 66534
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Saturday, October 27, 2012 14:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad, Jack Ray, was a tank mechanic with the 11th armored division during WWII. He died in 2003 at the age of 85. I have recently found pictures of him with the division and other memorabilia from his service. I am happy to find this site in hopes of gathering more information.
602) David Owen Ravicher 
Location:
N. Cali
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Saturday, October 27, 2012 13:56 Write a comment Send E-mail

Would love to find a pick of my grandfather, Dave Ravicher, I believe he was a medic for the 11th that died at the Battle of the Buldge - any stories of him, how he actually died, to meet his friends, anything really is better than what I have of him now.
601) Shannon Quist 
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Paul E. Pappalardo, 90, of Westminster, CO passed away on October 15, 2012. Born June 2, 1922 in New York, NY to Mary and Sylvestro Pappalardo, Paul graduated from Teaneck High School. He served in the US Army's 11th Armored Division, 56 Engineer Battalion, B Company as a Technician 5th Grade during WWII, traveling throughout the European Theatre. He returned home and married his sweetheart Connie Cavallaro on June 12, 1949. He worked for Local #825 as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement. Paul was a member of the Bergenfield Elks Lodge #1477 for many years. A resident of Bergenfield, NJ for 44 years he moved with his wife to Melbourne, FL to their dream home where they lived for 9 years until
Connie's passing in 2005. Paul is survived by his children, Richard (Aukje), Diane (Alan) and Susan (Gus) and 5 granddaughters Shannon, Tara, Liza, Kristina, and Jenna. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Frank and sister Rose, and survived by sister Angie and brother Joe. He will be buried at Saint Joseph's cemetery in Hackensack, NJ. En lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory.
600) Matthew Hobbs 
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wink James marvin Hobbs my grandfather was the man!
wink
599) Samantha Fitzgerald 
Location:
Auchy-les-Hesdin, France
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 15:41 Write a comment Send E-mail

I knewmy grandfather was in the RA, a tank division during the war and that he served in Gibralta, Holland, Germany and^possibly Russia but I recently learned that he was at Belsen as part of the liberation and may have been in the 11th. I would dearly love to find out if this is true but have no idea how to find out. I have ordered his service record but have been told this could take up to a year to receive. Can someone advise me how to research this. My grandfather was Charles George Taylor born 1912 and died 1949.

Dan O'Brien Friday, October 19, 2012 20:15
Samantha:
Thank you for your contact. The roster of the 11th Armored Division Assoc. shows two Charles Taylors. One, whose home was listed as Santa Barbara, CA. was assigned to Headquarters Battery of the 492nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion. The other one was from LaCrosse, WI. He was assigned to Company C of the 81st Medical Battalion.
598) Deloitte Beatty 
Location:
Colorado springs co
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Monday, September 10, 2012 21:23 Write a comment Send E-mail

Seeking anyone who served with Lloyd Beatty 753 tank battalion I know it has been a long time but some one is out there
597) Dawn Bechtel Conder 
Location:
Shelbyville Illinois
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Thursday, September 6, 2012 07:21 Write a comment Send E-mail

On Sept 7th 2012, in Decatur Il, they will finally be dedicating the WWII memorial. My Grandfather, Sgt. John R. High was in the 11th armored div in WWII. He passed away in 1993. He was the kindest, gentlest man I have ever known. A wonderful Grandfather, who taught his grand daughter how to shoot, fish, camp and swim.I never heard a harsh word from him. If anyone has any information about his yrs. in the service, I would love to hear it. He never talked about the war, except once, when I was about 7yrs old and was watching "Hogans Heros". He walked thru the room, snorted, and said "We only wished the germans were that stupid." And that was that. I love you Grandpa, thanks for everything. Dawn
596) Carol Farmer 
Location:
Michigan
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Sunday, August 5, 2012 10:21 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfathet Wilmer Farmer. I have picture of of all of Co. 'B' 6th Amored Replacement Battalion written on bottom also written Capt. F. R. Fleming Comdg. My grandfater didnt stay in tank division my father said he went ahead of troops to scout out enemy. He past away 5 years ago at 89. He didnt talk about war with me except once. He said "there are things no one should see!"
595) Stan Lefton 
Location:
Homer Alaska
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Sunday, August 5, 2012 06:35 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father Sgt. Murray Lefkowitz, served with the 81st Med. Bat. Co.C as a medic, and interpreter. Aug. 21 2012 I will visit Mauthausen,Attersee, and Bertchesgarden,to honor his memory, and those he served with.
594) Dwight T Nickell, Jr 
Location:
Del City, Oklahoma
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 17:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad's name was Dwight T Nickell, Sr.
He was assigned to 11th Armored Div
Company Command A
Trying to find anyone in the same unit that knew my Dad. He never talked a lot about his experiences during the war but did open up to me after I had return from my tour in Vietnam as I had some problems. He was a very caring Father and GrandPa. He is missed. frown

Dan O'Brien Monday, July 30, 2012 17:07
Dwight:

Your Dad was assigned to the Headquarters of Combat Command A. Combat Commands in armored divisions were the equivalent of regiments in infantry divisions. The organization was somewhat flexible, but generally consisted of one infantry battalion, one artillery battalion, one tank battalion, and supporting units. You may be proud of your Dad's service, and of his part in bringing freedom to Europe.

Pam Magee Send E-mail Sunday, January 26, 2014 14:02
My dad also served in 11th Armored Div, Company A. He was Lois W. Magee. He was from Snyder, OK. Lived in OKC. He is deceased but I do have info regarding his service.
593) Donna Aumann Cooper 
Location:
Maryville, TN 37804
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(593) This is a picture of my Father, 1st Lieutenant Herbert M Aumann. Served in the 11th Armored Division 491st Field Artillery Battalion. He passed away in 2006. He is so very missed and so very loved. I have found out more about his service to our country since he has passed away, and sad that my Dad never shared much about his experiences in WWII. I have so many questions I'd love to ask him now, many I will never know the answers to. He was a hero.
592) Anne Sluppick 
Location:
Prairie Grove, AR
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Monday, June 11, 2012 17:04 Write a comment Send E-mail

The photo on the website that William (Bill) Pawlo submitted of the 42nd Tank B Co., 11th Armored Division Camp Barkeley, Texas 1943, has my Dad, Robert Kinsley, in it. He is in the top row, 9th from the left.
591) Jan-Ruth Mills 
Location:
Tucson, AZ
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 17:39 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello and thank you for your wonderful Website. I always learn something from a visit here and am always humbled and grateful for your service and sacrifice. Sincerely, Jan-Ruth Mills
590) Susan Hooper 
Location:
Pennsylvania
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Monday, June 4, 2012 20:48 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Henry L. Hooper, served in World War II in Europe, and I believe he was in the 11th Armored Division because of the shoulder patch I have from his uniform. He passed away in 1983, but while my brother and I were children he told us some stories of his experiences in the war. I believe he trained in Louisiana and/or Texas before being sent to Europe, and at some point he achieved the rank of captain. As I recall he explained that the key work of his unit (perhaps "unit" is not the proper term) was to blow up bridges to prevent the Germans from advancing. I know this is a simplification, however; he never spoke of the terrors of the war in his stories. Could you tell me how I might find more information on his service during WWII? I am just beginning my search. In any case, thank you so much for this wonderful and informative site! Best, Susan Hooper

Dan O'Brien Wednesday, June 20, 2012 18:27
Susan,

Your father, Henry L.Hooper, was Company Commander of Headquarters Company of the 56th Armored Engineer Battalion, 11th Armored Division. Among the skills the battalion possessed was demolition of bridges and fortifications. It was also equipped to repair or construct bridges, locate and remove mines, road blocks, or other obstructions that slowed or stopped the advancement of troops.

Dan O'Brien
Co. A,56th Armored Engineer Bn.
Web Site Editor
589) Kyle Kreider 
Location:
Muncie,Indiana
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Monday, May 28, 2012 16:08 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello! My Grandfather Ralph Ray passed away July 2010 US Army veteran 575th Company C AAA 11th armored division Thunderbolts I believe. He was in the battle of the buldge and I have a few pics of the war and the men of Company C I could share and I would also love any stories/information on Company C and or my grandfather smile
588) Fran?ois 
Location:
Strasbourg, France
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 14:11 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi,
I wanted to thank and pay my respect to Lieutenant Howard W. Decker from the 11th Armored Division who saved the french alsacians "malgr?-nous" who were forced to join the german army to save their families and themselves.

My grand father was saved by Lt. Howard and he is 90 years old now. Thanks to you and to your family.
Fran?ois
587) Sheila DeJarnett 
Location:
Winslow, Indiana
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(587) Here is a photo in steel pot of my father Ronald Corn, 575th AA Field Artillery, attached to 11th Armoroed Division during the period Fall abour November 1944 to end of the European campaign. Looking for anyone with photos or info from this unit. Great site!
586) Sheila (Corn) DeJarnett 
Location:
Winslow, Indiana 47598
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Hello, I am the daughter of Ronald E. Corn, member of the 575th AA Batallion Filed ARtillery attached to the 11th Armored for the Battle of the Bulge and other campaigns Central and Northern Europe and Rhinelands, Ardennes, etc. SAdly my father passed away in 1990. I have a few pictures and his Class A photo, was wanodering if anyone "out there" who served with him knew him (if still living) or left any record of him in their mementos/photos. If so, please contact at my eamil address: dsdejarnett@nwcable.net Thanks so much for any info!
585) Dawn Sturdevant Price 
Location:
North Carolina
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 09:04 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello. I am the grand daughter of Nelson Sommerlad and was wondering if any of you had a picture or information about him. Thank you so much.
584) Nick Serafini 
Location:
Greenville s.c
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 08:24 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi I'm looking for anyone who may have known my grand father he was with the 11th armored div. his name was William k Cherico people called him bill or billy. Any info would help thank you.

Dan O'Brien Sunday, May 13, 2012 18:08
Nick:

I did not know your grandfather. However, I did find that he was assigned to Company D, 41st Tank Batta;on. There is an entry in the D41TK history on the 11ADA web site that mentions his name on April 27, 1945.
583) Ronnie Ricks 
Location:
Pampa, Tx
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My father was Lt.Malcolm M. Ricks. My father recieved a letter from one of the other men, in the 11th, in the mid 90s thanking him for not allowing the tanks to fire into the night. They'd seen movement in the trees and thought it might be German soldiers. My father wanted to make sure who it was before firing. Turned out it was a German family with several children. My father was always proud that they did not kill an innocent family. He passed away in 2002 and I looked for the letter he'd recieved from the soldier who'd written him. I never found the letter.
582) Karen McKenna 
Location:
Michigan
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Thursday, March 29, 2012 17:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just found your site. My father Kenneth Kacel was in the 575th of the 11th. I have such fond memories of many, many reunions he took me to. I was mesmerized by the stories you men told and still am.
My Father will be 90 years old April 12 th 2012. He is still telling stories of the times he had.
Although, it was a war with great devastation it seems that the stories and pictures all have the men smiling and having a good time.
As a birthday present to my Father I bought a brick at the local Veterans Memorial to honor his time in the 11 th armored division. Thank you for being such a big part of his life, my life and now my children's lives who relish in his stories and history.
Good job on this site. I have many pictures and news articles I can add to your collection if you can let me know how to go about it. Karen McKenna
581) Gary Lappo 
Location:
Green Bay, WI
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Monday, March 5, 2012 16:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just stopped by to get educated. I served with Co C, 2nd Bn, 34th Armor in VN. Welcome Home Tankers
580) Ian Sopko 
Location:
Buck Hill Falls, Pa. 18323
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My dad was in the 11th Armored, not sure what part. He died in '83 at 66 years old. He was in on the liberation of a couple concentration camps, one was Mathausen, and Bergen-Belsen. He attended the Nuremburg Trials, brought home official listing of persons on trial. He stayed for a year of cleanup? duty with the quartermasters division.
579) webmaster 
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11th Armored Division Veteran Darrell Romjue recently passed. His obituary is
located here.


He was selected for video interview at the holocaust museum a few years ago,
watch that video here.

578) Rob Blackburn 
Location:
Denton, MD
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Monday, February 27, 2012 16:08 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather Capt 'Blackie' Blackburn was commander A company, 56 Armored Engineer Battalion. I would appreciate hearing any stories about grandpa.

Heidi Lerner Send E-mail Wednesday, September 10, 2014 13:12
Hi Bob, I just found this website. I was interested in your post because I thought that my father had a friend in the war named "Blackie". This could be speculation. My father was Robert C. Goldberg, born 1924 in Sacramento, CA. I am fairly certain that he served with the 11th Armored Division, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, liberated Mauthausen and was a millitary govenor(?) in Gmunden after the war with the occupation.
577) Dale Zanardelli 
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Battle of the Bulge Veterans Association Reunion in New Orleans, Sep 26-30, Many veterans who were in the Battle of the Bulge may wish to join their buddies who participated in the largest land battle the US forces had ever engaged in since Gettysburg.

THE BULGE VETERANS REUNION, NEW ORLEANS, LA, SEPT. 26-30, 2012

Contact Doris Davis 650-654-O1O1, email doris@battleofthebulge.org
visit www.battleofthebulge.org

COL. DOUG DILLARD, US ARMY (R)
EXECUTIVE VP, VBOB ASSOCIATION
(301-262-2439)
576) Jeff Forrer 
Location:
Germany
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My uncle, Stan Weadley, served in B Troop, 41st CAV throughout the war. I would appreciate it greatly if anyone has any information about his time in service or any pictures that could be shared, in particular from the time of the Battle of the Bulge.

Justin Snow Send E-mail Monday, May 25, 2015 22:54
http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/photos/pages/PIC00031.htm

http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/photos/pages/PIC00007.htm

My grandfather was with this group and he pointed out these pictures in a book before he passed away.
575) Uwe Kruse 
Location:
56745 Hausten, Germany
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Hello,

I'm looking for a veteran of the 11th Armored Division's Combat Command B (CCB).

Thank you very much for your help.

Uwe
574) Bruce Hopkins 
Location:
Pike County, Kentucky
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My father, Marvin E. Hopkins, first served as a clerk in the Eighth Air Force until he transferred into 55 Bn., 11th AD, where he served as an RTO and .50 cal machine gunner on a halftrack. I'd love to hear from anyone who remembered him or anyone else who transferred into the Division from somewhere else as to why they did. Thank you.
573) David Ravicher 
Location:
Mt. Shasta, CA
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Saturday, January 21, 2012 14:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

Grandfather - Dave Ravicher, medic
572) Tim Scott 
Location:
Charleston Arkansaas
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Saturday, January 7, 2012 16:46 Write a comment Send E-mail

looking for any information on a halftrack driver last names of Jone was in the 11th armored HQ drove with my Father Carleton Scott Jones was from Iowa would love to hear from any of his family thanks

Dan O'Brien Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:59
Tim:
The friend of your father was most likely Freddie Jones, who served in HQ63AIB. According to our records, he passed away on Maerch 15, 1956.
571) Daniel O'Brien 
Location:
Wenatchee, WA
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Duane Mahlen, former President of the 11th Armored Division Association and veteran of Combat Command B Headquarters, suffered a stroke on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2011. He is recovering in LOng Bearch Memorial Medical Center, Room 134 B, 2801 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach CA 90806, Ph.(562) 933-2000. Duane will appreciate hearing from his buddies and friends.
570) Lady Rider 
Location:
Tampa, Florida
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********* RECOGNIZE THIS PICTURES *****

This is a picture of Robert Sandor, Sr. from Greenwich, Ct who served in WWII in Linz, Austria. I am trying to find out whether or not he was in this division. If you recognize this picture or know someone who knew him, please contact me. Thank you. His daughter. PS: Dad passed away in 1991.
569) Tim Townsend 
Location:
St. Louis, Mo.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:41 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello to all veterans of the 11th Armored Division. I'm writing a book about the U.S. Army chaplains who ministered to the 21 major Nazi war criminals during the Nuremberg trials. One of those chaplains - Father Sixtus Richard O'Connor - served with the 11th before his Nuremberg assignment after the war. I'm looking for anyone who may have memories of serving with Father O'Connor. Please email me if you can help. Thanks!
568) dan dempsey 
Location:
reeds spring Mo
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My father Forrest Dempsey served in Co C 42nd Tank Bn, would like to hear from relatives of men who served in the company. I am writing a tribute to him about his War Years.

dandempsey Tuesday, October 23, 2012 22:21
finally got my book done of Forrest war years with the 11th
567) Robert A. Clemens 
Location:
Massachusetts
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Hello All,
This is a message forwarding my new email address. In reference to message 508, I am still looking for anyone who may have any copies of ship newpapers from the 11th's voyage overseas on the Hermitage. My grandfather, Charles J. Hocker was on the Hermitage and I would like to read a newpaper..something he would have read while aboard the ship.

I am also looking for anyone who has or may know someone who has Division boxing pictures. My grandfather was a boxer (champion caliber)and to locate a picture of him in the ring or a group photo (stateside) would be great.

Many Thanks
Bob Clemens
566) Tracie McGuire 
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
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(566) I wanted to inform anyone in the 705th that my Grandfather, who I consider an American Hero, passed away on November 5, 2011. He was 91 yrs old. He was in the 705th Tank Destroyers 11th Battalion, B Co. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was taken prisoner on Dec. 24, 1945. His love for God & a beautiful woman back home kept him going till he was liberated by the British on May 1, 1945. When he finally got home he quickly proposed to her & they remained together for 60yrs. He was blessed with 8 children, 18 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He rarely talked about his days in WWII but I do know he helped the 101st Airborne. Today is Veteran's Day and I would just like to say Thank You to all those who served our great country, the United States of America!

Tracie McGiure Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:54
I somehow forgot to include his name. His name was Chester Sakwinski, but I called him Grandpa. :)
565) Diana Pernikar 
Location:
Germany
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I am in search for donald a. cummings, Age 60 + - who in 1976 was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. He was a good friend of my mother and me. How can I find him. can someone help me there. His parents lived in aberdeen. Thanks for any help I can find here. Diana
564) Donn Ivey 
Location:
Sierra Vista, AZ
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I'm printing parts of your fine site to show my sedcond cousins what their Great-Grandad, Capt Donald W. Lainson did in WW2- They have no idea. He was my uncle and a great guy, but would not talk about the war until i came home fr4om Viet Nam in 66 and he and I with my Dad, career Army and SW Pacific went down to the rec room and had a few libations. Thanks for the use of your site
563) Jennifer Nunez 
Location:
Tacoma, WA
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Sunday, September 18, 2011 14:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am looking for any information on my grandfather Stanley Elzinga. All I know is that he served in the 11th Armored Division during WWII from Nov. 1944-Jan1945. He supplied ammuntion to the tank gunner is all the information I have. Please if anyone can help I would really appreciate it. Thank you
562) Jimmy 
Location:
usa
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I'm looking for information on A Co., 21st AIB, and it's movements and actions on March 3rd, 1945, during which Pvt. Monroe Ulrich was fatally wounded.

marvin Bishop Thursday, October 6, 2011 06:36
Request the "After Action Reports" from US Army records..Also, obtain the "Morning Reports" fro Co A of 11th AIB. These will give you an overall view of unit movements.

marvin bishop Friday, April 20, 2012 05:59
If you will send me an email, I may have the after action reports and can provide copies.
marvin.bishop@gmail.com
561) Dr. Stuart L. Goosman 
Location:
Wilton, Connecticut
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My father, Jerome M. Goosman (entered the army from Connecticut), 41st Calvery Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized (troop unknown), passed away in 1969 and rarely spoke of the war. I am reading again, after many decades, a book he owned titled The History of the Eleventh Armored Division (published in 1948). Brutal and stark indeed; brave men all. May those no longer with us rest in peace.
560) Lissi Christensen 
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina
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My Grandfather, Charlie Sylvis of Blair Nebraska was part of the very brave Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division

Very proud he was our Grandfather!
died 1985
559) mrs Charles Hocker 
Location:
Philadelphia,Pa.19125
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love you guys and pray for you and all service men and women Thank you
558) Jim Francisco 
Location:
San Jose, CA
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Sunday, August 14, 2011 13:35 Write a comment Send E-mail

Loren Francisco (HQ, 56th Armored Engineer Battalion, 11th Armored Division) passed away on December 26,2008, at the age of 98. He was proud of his military service and loved his country.
557) Mike Peterson 
Location:
Phoenix, AZ
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My Uncle, Jim Cacioppo, was an M5 tank driver in the 11th Armored Div. and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was originally from Iowa but after the war he became an electrical engineer with NASA for 33 years at Langly Field outside of Newport News, VA. He was able to go to the reunion in Bastone and spoke with the girl from the home they were bivwaked with in 1944. The girl remember the group and was very greatful for their presence in 1944. His one story of the Bulge was being next to a Tiger with the M5's one track blown off. Only being able to do circles around the Tiger and his barrel trying to catch the M5, they were doomed until a GI ran up with a grenade and dropped it down the hatch of the Tiger. They were never able to thank the GI that saved their lives.
556) Barbara Jaszczak Kay 
Location:
Overland Park, KS
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My father, Joe Jaszczak, was in the 42nd Tank Battalion I believe. His wifes name was Marie and he called Ironwood, MI his home. Did anyone out there know him? He passed away 1972 and I was just curious.
555) Jim Power 
Location:
Memphis, TN.
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An aquantince stopped me recently and said that his father was in a TD Bn. and the route it took into Austria seemed to parallel our route. Does anyone have any info on any TD outfit that may have been attached to the 11th? If so I'd appreciate hearing from you. eek! cool cool
554) jim Fitzpatrick 
Location:
marshfield ma
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(554) MY FATHER SERVED IN A TROOP 41ST RECON 11TH AD. DURING WW2. HEWAS VERY PROUD OF YOU GUYS AND THE DIVISION. HE PASSED AWAY IN 1972. HE HAD ATTENDED A COUPLE OF REUNIONS IN N.J. OR PENN. BEFORE HIS DEATH. I SERVED WITH THE 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.. I WISH ALL OF YOU WELL AND THANK YOU FOR SERVING.AS A TANK COMMANDER
553) delbert hatton 
Location:
ind
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Carl w hatton passed 13 sept 2011 he was a member 427 tk reg he would tell storys of texas i have a picture of his plt not sure were but before they shiped out wiil post in time if anyone remember him he was born in ky drafted in Ind
552) Barbara Davis Santoli 
Location:
Lake Ariel, Pa
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Tonight on TV is the movie Battle of the Bulge and I think of my father who served with the 11th 491st AFA C Battery. I read other posts and my story is like theirs. He didn't talk about that part of his service until about two weeks before he passed. He told me of his feet being frozen and what they endured that winter. I never complained of the cold again. We the "War Babies" owe them so much. I would love to hear from other children of the 11th especially anyone who had a parent who served in the 491st C Battery.
551) Jerry Majdic 
Location:
Wyoming
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I am looking at having the 22nd Tankers unit insignia reproduced on a patch. However, I need to order a large number of these patches and am wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing one. Trying to find a reason to submit the order. Let me know if you may be interested.
550) Jimmy Rhodes 
Location:
Concord, NC
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 15:15 Write a comment Send E-mail

(550) My friend Robert Herrmann served in WW2 in the 11th Armored 55th Infantry Bn, Company B. He is now a spry 86. He built Bailey bridges for Patton to cross the Rhein
549) David R. Weigel SGM (Ret) 
Location:
Eaton Rapids, MI
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14 April 2011, Elmer I. Hansen passed away in his home. He passed in his sleep at peace with his God and the world. He goes to join his wife Verla and son Tom who preceeded him in death. He served in Company C 55th AIB. He was a TSGT and eventuallly a Master SGT before his discharge. He was a past President of the 11th AD Association. We talked from time to time about the Division and it's accomplishments during World War II. He was a proud member of the the 11th AD. He was my uncle and one of the main reasons I spent 41 years in the military. He was my hero. He will be missed by all of our family and his many friends. God Bless the Soldiers that served in the 11th.
548) MrJ 
Location:
The East
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I'm looking for information on A Co., 21st AIB, and it's movements and actions on March 3rd, 1945, during which Pvt. Monroe Ulrich was fatally wounded.
547) John L Runckel, Jr 
Location:
Yucca Valley CA
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Thursday, March 24, 2011 18:16 Write a comment Send E-mail

John L Runckel, DMD formerly TSGT 11th Atmored Division, Bonze Star with V, multiple purple hearts,Combat Medic Badge died at the end of February 2011. At his bedside during the last hours of his life he was remembering the unit, the war,and caring for the victims of the concentration camp.He still loved the men of the 11th Armored and hated the war. Gid Bless You All!
546) Linda Bjaland 
Location:
Flint, Michigan
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Sargent Olaf M. Bjaland
of the 11 Armored Division
passed away April 23, 2009
at the age of 91
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 49 years on
August 14, 2008
at the age of 91
545) David Reeves 
Location:
Vacaville , Ca
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Great Site. Doing family research and have a Great Uncle, James Karasek who was with the 42nd Tank Batt, Company D. He was awarded the Silver Star in action on Jan. 1, 45 and was wounded on Jan 15, 45. Would like to hear from anyone who knew him and served with him. I am seeking any photographs of Company D, tanks from Company D and a any photo's of James. I am a retired USAF Firefighter. Thank you in advance
544) Waltraud Lechthaler 
Location:
Austria, Linz
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Dear all,

I'm looking for
Mr. William Hartman.

I met him and his daughter (Marta ? )in May 2010 (in Linz and Mauthausen) and I lost there adress.

It would be nice to find each other.

friendly regards from Austria
Waltraud Lechthaler
543) Stefan Leinweber 
Location:
36119 Neuhof-Hauswurz (Germany
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Sehr geehrte Herren,
bitte entschuldigen Sie dass ich in deutsch schreibe. Mein Englisch würde nicht ausreichen um Ihnen mein Anliegen vorzutragen.
Seit mehreren Jahren beschäftige ich mich mit der Geschichte meines Heimatortes Hauswurz, besonders mit der Zeit des Zweiten Weltkrieges.
Hauswurz wurde am 31. März 1945 von den Panzern der 11th Armored Division zu großen Teilen zerstört nachdem deutsche Truppen eines der amerikanischen Fahrzeuge beim Einfahren in den Ort zerstört hatten. Dabei kamen die Insassen des Fahrzeuges ums Leben. Es wäre mir nun sehr wichtig zu erfahren wer diese Männer waren welche an diesem Tag gewissermassen auch für meine Freiheit ihr Leben gaben. Nachdem ich 1995 ein Heft über die Vorgänge dieses 31.März 1945 in meinem Heimatort herausgegeben habe möchte ich versuchen auch diesen Amerikanern hier am Ort ihres Todes ein würdiges Andenken zu bewahren.

In der Hoffnung dass Sie meine Gründe für diese Anfrage verstehen können würde ich mich freuen von Ihnen zu hören

Stefan Leinweber

-----Internet Translation-----

Dear Sirs,

please excuse that I write in German. My English was not sufficient to carry forward my request to you.

For several years I am working on the history of my hometown (Hauswurz), especially during the Second World War.

(Hauswurz) on 31 March 1945 the tanks of the 11th Armored Division largely destroyed after German troops had destroyed one of the American vehicles when entering the site. Here were the occupants of the vehicle were killed.
I would be very important now to know who these men which to some extent on that day for my freedom gave their lives. After I published in 1995 a booklet about the events of that March 31, 1945 in my hometown I would also like to try those Americans here at the place of their death to maintain a dignified remembrance.

In the hope that you can understand my reasons for this request I would love to hear from you

Mart Janssen Saturday, June 18, 2011 16:37
look at my website and you can see the story of Capt. Wilkins who died on 31.march 1945 when entering the site of Fulda. http://users.skynet.be/mart.janssen/
542) Bri 
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I'm wondering if anybody would have any information on my Grandpa, Harland Zeller. He was in company C of the 22nd tank batallion from 1943 to 1945.
541) Marcia Bell 
Location:
Plainsboro, NJ
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Just a note to say my father, Richard "Shaggy" Bell passed away last May after a short illness. He spoke of the war rarely, usually in the context of stuff he did that got him in trouble, but occasionally seriously. I had the pleasure of buying him a beer at The Bunch of Grapes in England in 1970.
540) Bonnie Bourgeois 
Location:
New Orleans, La
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My uncle, Alfred O'Brien, was with the 81st Medical Battalion at Neufchateau. He died from non-combat injuries on 28 Jan. 1945. I am interested in finding out information relative to his service and death and contacting anyone who may have served with him.

Thanks very much
539) William R. Crouch Jr. 
Location:
Topeka,Kansas
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My dad was in the eleventh,William R. Crouch,he died before I was born in the 1966 tornado that hit Topeka,Ks.Just wondering if anyone new him is still out there or a relative that might have heard of him.I would really like to know more about the division and the people who served in it and their family and friends that could share some stories.Thank you
538) Dan Boon 
Location:
Linden,Texas
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I am a cousin of 1st/Sgr. Daniel H. Boon,Naples,Texas Co.B 22nd. I visited with him while I was at Ft.Lewis,Wa. in 1967. He was an avid horseman & farrier. Any info on him ould be appreciatted. PS-- He was with the unit that took the Walther Pistol Factory.
537) Mike Reasoner 
Location:
Indiana
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My dad, Robert Reasoner, from Indiana, served with the 713th Tank Bn Flamethrower Provisional on Okinawa. He was in the service company and he was an amorer. Just looking to see if anybody out there might remember him. Thanks to all for their service.

Mike Reasoner
536) William Harwell 
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
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(536) Lt. Alden C. Harwell, B Co, 55th AIB, 11th AD, was my uncle. He was 3rd of 4 children. My father, William H. :Tass" Harwell, was the 4th and youngest. In the left photo, l to r: Tass, Blanche, Bess, and Alden. Blanche was the oldest. The right photo shows Alden with his wife, Lema. Alden, my dad, and several of their friends in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, joined the Army together in June 1942. Alden was the only one who returned. He sustained a severe knee injury during an attack in the latter half of Feb 1945, and was eventaully shipped home.
535) Hardin Morgan Wright company C 
Location:
Served 63 armored infantry
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Hawrin Morgan Wright served in company C of the 63 Amored Batallion of the 11th Armir division looking for combated.

Peggy Whitfield Tuesday, August 30, 2011 23:07
My uncle,Homer A. Adcock, served with Co. C. 63rd. Armored Infantry Batallion during WWII. (1942-1945).

Denise Koehler Morris Sunday, August 12, 2012 20:55
Richard A. Koehler also served with Co. C 63rd AIB. Dad died in 1996, but was fortunate to visit Belgium, France and Luxembourg in 1991 and 1994. Only then did he speak of his service. RIP and thanks Dad.
534) Ralph 
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Brunssum, The netherlands
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Monday, December 20, 2010 18:49 Write a comment Send E-mail

A friend of mine mailed me this story.

http://www.wotimes.com/articles/2010/11/10/news/top_stories/news02.txt

Maybe some of you now him..His name was George Claflin. I just want to let you know this 11th armored veteran died saturday the 11th of december..
he was so close and so exited about getting the france medal.......

RIP...and thank you for what you did to free the world from terror...
533) Merrill Fliederbaum 
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Friday, December 10, 2010 10:38 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Charles Fliederbaum, passed away on December 7, 2010. Dad served with Company A of the 81st Armored Medical Battalion after his ASTP assignments at the University of Illinois and the University of Oregon. Dad was a fiercely proud Thunderbolt who devoured every bulletin and publication. His family would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him.
532) Chad Cox 
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Wichita, KS
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Thursday, December 9, 2010 18:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello,
My grandfather, Ernest "Bud" Cox drove a flame throwing tank in WWII over in the Pacific. From this picture he gave me, he was in Company A. I am so proud of him and all the other men from the greatest generation, I have a company picture I scanned 713th Company A, as well as pics of his tattoo Also, he got a tattoo on his forearm along with 4 other guys in Hawaii before they shipped over to the Pacific to fight, and as a tribute to him, I got a recreation of his tatt. We both reside here in Wichita, KS. He is 86, and a little hard of hearing. I enjoy sitting down with him to talk about the war. Any other information you have about their battles, any pictures you have, I would love to share.
Here is his email: budcx@prodigy.net

Thanks,
Chad Cox
chadsworthks@yahoo.com
316-250-0544
531) G. Scott Patrick 
Location:
Winder/Savannah, Georgia
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Friday, November 26, 2010 01:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

In Memory of my dear uncle, PFC John "Harold/Bud" Patrick, who passed away on November 17, 2010. He was a life-long resident of Winder, Georgia. He served in Company C 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division, serving in The Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Good Conduct Ribbon among other recognition. Buried at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder, Ga. I have collected some of his stories as have other family members. He remembered one friend, of Italian descent, who was killed at his side in action (around April 1945). Named Imadino. (Not sure of the exact name/spelling but should be similar). Would like to hear from his family or anyone who knew my Uncle Harold/Bud.
530) Baerbel Schrage Coulson 
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, November 20, 2010 01:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, I am so excited to find your website tonight and read it from front to back to find information about a medical person or a doctor who had been(believe in spring of 1945) with his unit in Nussdorf a. Attersee, Austria. At that time I was 3 years old and lived there with my mother Annemarie Schrage, a sister, and a brother. We were evacuated during the war from Germany to Nussdorf. I was told that I had been very, very ill and the American soldier by the first name "Ted" had saved my life, because he had the right medication I needed. We children called him "Uncle Ted". It is sad that I don't know his last name. All my life I wished to meet "My American Hero" to thank him and to let him know my appreciation. Hopefully someone knows him or of him and can help me. I don't know much about him, just the story I have been told for many years. He also gave us a patch of the "11th Armored Division" which is lying next to me while I write. In great appreciation and in the hope someone can be of help. Baerbel Schrage Coulson. PS. I do live now in Arizona.
529) Bobbie Goldberg Desprat 
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Palatine, IL
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 16:10 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Sol N. Goldberg passed away on 11-9-10 at the age of 94. He was in the service at Fort Knox at age 29 in Company A 11th Armored Replacement Battalion under Lt. Fitzgibbon and a T/Sgt Mooney in 1945. If anyone can share any information I would greatly appreciate it!
528) Brian Keller 
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Hudson, OH
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Monday, November 15, 2010 23:43 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father is Roger F. Keller, Jr.

He served w/ 22nd Tank Batallion in the 11th. He was severly wounded on 1-1-1945. He returned to the U.S.A. and recovered with the care offered by the U.S. Army at W.R.A.M.C.

God Bless the U.S.A.

Respectfully,

Brian Keller
527) Andrew Warcken 
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Brooklyn Park, MN
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Thursday, November 11, 2010 08:49 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just wanted to send a note of thank you to those that served with my 2 great-uncles, William and Henry Warcken, on this Veterans Day. Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to this country. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Dan O'Brien Friday, March 2, 2012 19:23
Andrew:

I served with William and Henry Warken in Company A, 56th Armored Engineer Battalion, and was close by when an enemy artillery shell hit and exploded in the bed of the truck that they were sleeping in. They were inseparable when they lived, and were together when both were mortally wounded. It was a very sad day, in fact, the worst one that our company experienced during in the war.
526) Michael Mitts 
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Monday, November 8, 2010 23:22 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather was in the 11th but that is all I know of his service time.He has passed on and I can no longer ask him.His name is Richard Einar Lortie if anyone can tell me more about him where he served what he did I would appreciate it.
525) Linda Bjaland 
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Flint, MI 48532
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Saturday, November 6, 2010 13:26 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking to get in contact with my fathers best bud in 11th. Ross Snowdon of Madrid, New York. the phone number I looked up is not in service.

Oly's daughter Linda.
524) Suzette Frederick 
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Chicago, IL
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Monday, November 1, 2010 12:41 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking for info on Arthur R. Frederick. Wounded in Battle of Bulge. Was from Chicago and moved to Cincinnati, OH. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
523) Jason M. Riggs 
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Friday, October 22, 2010 00:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

(523) 490th AFA Battery C - If anyone recognizes any of the men in this photo please reply. Dumah Ray Riggs is the one sitting on the very back of the "peep", highest in the photo. I like the guy crouched behind the wheel on the far right with the grease gun. He looks serious. My wife said he's trying to look sexy hahaha, I said welp, he's doin it right. What a bunch of ass kickers!
522) Jason M. Riggs 
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 20:18 Write a comment Send E-mail

490th AFA Battery C. Cpl. Dumah Ray Riggs was in this outfit in the war. I want to find anyone who can help me connect the dots. He was born in Upton, KY on April 30, 1922 and died on February 17, 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky. My name is Jason M. Riggs, proud grandson of another American hero. We have a responsibility to make sure we never forget.
521) David Herring 
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Sunday, October 17, 2010 00:05 Write a comment Send E-mail

I was researching my grandpa's history in WWII and this site was very informative. Wayne Stalcup is my grandpa and is 89 years old and doing great.
520) Christine 
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Sunday, October 3, 2010 18:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

I recently came across a 1935 series one dollar silver certificate that had typing on it. On the front it says, " CO.C,778 Bn. A.P.O.403. 1st. Platoon " On the back is a list of 24 rank/names, many of which I read about on the history page on this website. If anyone has any info on this; why they did this, if it was common practice, etc., I would appreciate it.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THOSE WHO DEFEND HER!
519) Donna M. Knechtel Paszek 
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Pittsburgh PA
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Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

I would love to hear from anyone who had a relative buried in a temporary cemetery in Grand-Failly France. The people there hold at least 3 ceremonies a year to honor our soldiers but did not have a list of the names. I was able to obtain copies of maps but they only contain the first initials, last name and serial number. I am making up a book for them with all the names and would like to be able to have more information on those who were buried there. I am doing this in honor and memory of my uncle, Oliver A. Simmers who was in the 21st Armored Infantry and was buried in Grand-Failly
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