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656) Pete Minix 
Location:
Indio, CA
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I have been collecting and documenting the history of our World War II Veterans since 1998. I currently have over 360 veterans from all branches and ranks, in my “private library”. I have always been interested in World War II and what better way to learn this is to talk to the men and women who lived it. It is my way of keeping their memories and stories alive.

For every World War II Veteran we loose, a piece of history is gone forever. I believe that it should be told to someone who is willing to take the time to document their story.

For the men and women, who served during World War II, they all have a great story to tell, whether they were in combat or sitting behind a desk. They answered the call to duty in a time when more the half the world was at war.

When it is my time to pass on, all this information will be placed in the General Patton Museum in Chiriaco Summit, CA so that future generations will know what these men and women went through. One day, all of our Veterans from World War II, will have passed on and so will their stories.

Peter Minix
Former Marine Sgt.
Indio, CA
655) Nadine Mardock 
Location:
New Braunfels, Texas
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My uncle was Fermon Elley KIA on March 18, 1945 in Germany.
654) Mark Rediger 
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Hello. I am trying to find anyone who can tell me more about my grandfather, Howard W. Decker. He was a Lt. Col. and I believe he was ACOS for G-5. He died when I was young and I never really had an opprtunity to get to know him. Thank you
653) Carol Bahr Grieb 
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Can anyone please tell me anything about these former soldiers of the 11th Armored: Gerald Reith, Gerald Skipton, John Ward? I am trying to locate them or their families. Carol
652) Kerry J Byrne 
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Quincy, Mass.
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My name is Kerry Byrne. I'm a reporter at The Boston Herald. This may or may not be a story. Right now, it's a personal quest.

I have a friend in Bamberg, Germany named Hanns Steinhorst. Hanns was a 5-year-old boy and an orphaned German refugee in May 1945, at the end of the war.

Days after the German surrender, he and his sister were trying to escape from the Russian sector north of the Danube River to the American sector on the other side of the bridge in Linz.

A Russian soldier grabbed little Hanns and tried to stop the children from crossing. An American soldier ran across the bridge to their rescue, pulled Hanns away from the Russian soldier, and dragged the children to freedom.

I believe that soldier might have been a member of the 11th Armored Division, which occupied Linz at this time.

Hanns' wife recently wrote a book about Hanns' experience as a refugee at the end of the war. He remains grateful for that American soldier to this day, and remains extremely fond of Americans.

It's a long longshot, and of course few WWII veterans unfortunately are still with us. But I'm wondering if a soldier from the 11th ever might have relayed this story, either on the website or to a family member. It seems a dramatic enough story that the soldier in question would have shared the tale.

I'm going to visit Hanns and his wife soon and would love to provide them some sort of information.

Thank you so much for any assistance you can provide.

Kerry J. Byrne
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651) Dale Zanardelli 
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(651) I'm Sad to report the Passing of Past 11th Armored Division Association President Frank M. Stout. Frank also served on the Steering committee of the Legacy Group following Dissolution of the Association.

Frank Stout served in WWII with the 55AIB of the 11th Armored Division.

His Obituary is located here:
http://www.lockportjournal.com/obituaries/x1535569843/Frank-M-Stout-Jr
650) Georgia Parkhurst 
Location:
Richland Center, Wisconsin
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My father was Sgt. Joe Parkhurst. He served in 11th, A56th Engineers. He talked off and on about his experiences, sometimes with great difficulty. He had pictures of Mauthausen and always talked about this one experience as the worst of man's inhumanity to man. He was very proud of his military service, and flew the flag of the US every day of his life. He passed in 1993, and we still miss him to this day.

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I remember your father, Joe Parkhurst very well. He was a good soldier, a good leader, and was well liked by all who served with him. You may be proud of his service, and the part he played in helping ot free Europe from Nazi tyranny.
649) Eric Haft 
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(649) My grandfather Sol Haft was in the 491st in the 11th armored. He passed away around 1992. I know almost nothing of his experience, as my father said he never talked about it. The only story I actually know is he said he once fell asleep in a barn, and when he woke up everything around him at been "shelled". He was so tired that he had slept through it.

Attached is a photo of a pin he had.

Feel free to reach out if you have a relative with the same story!

Barbara Davis Santoli Send E-mail Monday, May 26, 2014 12:23
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My father Horace Davis was in the 491st and had a similar experience. He drove a Half Track and he and another soldier were separated from the battery and saw a barn that they were going to sleep in but decided to sleep under the Half Track. When they awoke the barn had been completely destroyed and they slept through it. He didnt speak much of his experiences mostly he talked of his fellow soldiers.
648) William J (Bill) Rice Sr 
Location:
Johnston City IL
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Great S Site!
Squad leader Sgt. Frank E. Learned from the Second platoon Was my Uncle, my Mother's brother, and was though missing but was helping a wounded cavalryman. Uncle Frank got the Silver Star and we didn't know it until after he had passed away. Is anyone still around remember him? Would like more
647) Robert Dunaway 
Location:
Seaford, DE
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I am trying to find some information on my Uncle, Lt. Robert Dunaway (I am named after him). He was killed in the Battle of the Bugle and he was the recipient of the Silver and Bronze Stars. He grew up in Alabama and attended Auburn. Please send me am e mail if you have any knowledge.

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Hello. Please contact me at jdcoonjr3@aol.com concerning your uncle. I live in Selma, Alabama and recently placed a picture of his grave here in Selma on a Find A Grave. A friend of mind writes for the local newspaper and is seeking information on your uncle. Thank you.
646) Joshua Richardson 
Location:
Hopkinsville, ky
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My grandfather, Owen S. Stamper, passed away Tuesday evening. He was a part of the crew for a Howitzer mobile tracked artillery named the Wabash Cannonball. He served with the 490th AFA. He will be laid to rest on Saturday near Danville, IN.
645) Evelyn Gould 
Location:
New York
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I am the proud niece of Leonard Dricks. Reading the articles and the stories I've heard are striking. I comment your efforts.
644) Marilyn Gill 
Location:
Amarillo, Texas
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My father was Capt. Dale Abel from Liberal, Kansas. I was wondering if anyone would remember serving with him in the 11th division.

This website is so wonderful and I would love to find more information about where he spent so much time.
My father passed away in May of 1966.
643) Peter 
Location:
NYC
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I'd love the chance to talk to anyone who knew my Grandfather (deceased), Milton "Sonny" Berger, who was a Radio Operator with the 11th.
642) MARVIN A BISHOP 
Location:
AIKEN SC
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iF MY DAD JOINED THE 21ST AIB MARCH 14TH, ANS WAS DOW APRIL 24TH 1945, WAS HE ELIGIBLE FOR THE COMBAT INTANTRYMAN'S BADGE? MY UNDERSTANDING IS ELIGIBILITY WAS 30 DAYS COMBAT.
641) Pamela Magee Rettele 
Location:
Topeka, KS
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(641) I am the daughter of S Sgt Lois W. Magee. He was in 11th Armored Div, but I do not know what company. I think A. He was from Snyder, OK, he was married to Allene, and had 6 sisters. I have some information, but need so much more. My brother and I had a great father and want to archive a scrapbook in his memory for his grand children that he never knew. He died in 1985. Lost 3 tanks, 2 purple hearts.
640) Barbara Davidson Norkus 
Location:
Northern Virginia
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My Dad, Edsel A. Davidson, probably known as Ed or Dave to his Army friends passed away in 2002 but left a legacy of photos from WWII. I would like to scan them and share them with this website. Can someone email me and left me know if you want them and where they should be sent. Thanks.
Barbara

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639) Gilbert Figueroa 
Location:
Arizona
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My grandfather Gilbert Figueroa was a member of the 11th, serving as Sargent.
638) Patricia Covello 
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New York
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My 90 yr old Aunt was rescued by an American soldier, from US Army's 11th Armored Division, from a concentration camp, Mauthausen, in May 1945 and her last wish is to find one of these rescurers and have the chance to thank them. Please email me at zapped08@aol.com. thank you.
637) Peter M. Yablonski, MSgt. USAF Ret. 
Location:
Lancaster, CA
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Do you know this man? Warren Oshold.
636) Tim Scott 
Location:
Charleston Arkansas
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My father Carleton Howard Scott of Saint Paris Ohio passed away on Friday October 18th 2013 at the age of 93 he was lead drive for the 11th armored Division head quarters he will be missed thank you
635) Bruce Boyer 
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San Fernando CA USA
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Thank you for putting this up. We play Flames of War WWII Mminiatures game. We have been recreating the battles of Eastern France/Belgium Battle of the Bulge 1944. I have been running ints from the 11th Armd Div and I have enjoyed finding out all the historical facts.
634) Harry A. Palmer Jr. 
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Subject: 11th. Armored division.

Enjoyed your web site. My dad, Harry A. Palmer, was 11th. Armored 42nd. Tank. He was wounded at Neufchateau Belgium in December 44. Died in 1959. Would like to find any info. on him, pictures, written info. etc. that you or anyone may have. Have gained a lot of info from various sites, including company B training pictures, history, etc.
633) Dan Dempsey 
Location:
Missouri
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would like to correspond with relatives of Donald Pociopa 42nd Tank Bn KIA 1 Jan 45.
He was my fathers best friend.
632) Kelly Campbell 
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My uncle George Hutto served in the 11th Armored. I believe, but am not sure, but I believe that he was in the 41st reconnaissance squadron. Kurt Fasching below mentions he has photos. Mr. Fasching, if you could contact me I would appreciate it.
631) Daniel O'Brien 
Location:
Wenatchee WA
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I have been advised that
William F. (Bill) Fee A55AIB passed away on June 25, 2013 at San Diego, CA. He was a good soldier, and long time member of the 11th Armored Division Association. His retrospective combat diary "With the Eleventh Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge is posted in the "Our History" pages of the 11ADA web site.
630) Ken Brack 
Location:
Plympton, Ma.
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Veterans and relatives of 11th Armored Division members,

I am a writer researching the role of two troops (D and A) of the 41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized, who liberated the Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps in May of 1945.

I have a partial list of these troop veterans and am first trying to confirm and compile the members, and contact their relatives and those few surviving. My goal is to tell their stories, focusing mostly on their experience liberating the camps, in a fitting tribute.

Accounts of these experiences whether oral histories, memoirs, letters, news articles, or remembrances from family members would be invaluable. I'd be most grateful for any help or tips in this regard.

Currently I am in contact with (Sgt.) Harry Saunders of Port Angeles, WA, and have names of 9 other members of Troop D. I'm hoping to reach a relative of Staff Sgt. Albert J. Kosiek, of Chicago.

For Troop A, my starting point and main person of interest is Andrew Ferrara (would to confirm his role), of Hackensack, NJ. I have names of about 7 other members. Is there anyone with knowledge of Mr. Ferrara and others who could help?

Thanks very much -
Ken Brack
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629) Thomas R. Lepre 
Location:
Ocean Springs, MS
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My father was Thomas C. Lepre a proud member of the 11th Armored. He is now joined after a long absence by his his wife and my mom, as she passed away in Feb. My mom always wanted me to take a tour of where my father went with the 11th. I am planning a European tour and wish to include the areas my father spent time. Any suggestions would be helpful and God Bless you wonderful guys
628) Joseph Kent 
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Cape Cod United States
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Hi,

Does anyone remember a LT Harry O Doty?
627) Johannes Heidecker 
Location:
Praha
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Dear all, does anyone knew Robert "Bob" Fleury from the 11th? He is told to have been with a reconaissance unit. He was one of the troops "occupying" my grandfathers farm in Weng near Admont/Austria and they became friends. He even visited them "as his second family" when he was in Munich before going back to the US, and he visited us later. Unfortunately, we have lost all contact, his last address is California.

One of his farewell gifts to a 15year old girl was a patch of the 11th.

I would be interested which unit he was in, and if there are any more memories about him.

We do have pictures.
626) Dave Clark 
Location:
United States
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Just an FYI, Harry "Bill" Lawser is alive and well in Lombard, IL.
625) Rebekah Miller-Levy 
Location:
Stephenville, Texas
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I would very much like to communicate with anyone who remembers my grandfather, Michel Levy. I know he was a Captain and often went by Mike.
624) Ronald Beedy 
Location:
Turner,Maine
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My uncle Clayton Beedy was KIA in Belgium December 30,1944 while serving in Troop B,41st Cavalry Recon,11th Armored Div. Would like to hear from anyone connected in any way with him or might have a photo. Having served in the 25th Inf.Div.in Nam I also wore a lighting bolt.
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622) James Fagan 
Location:
New Jersey
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Hello everyone, I am trying to find out more about my grandfather. He past away in 1966 when my mother was only 13 years old. I have his uniform and dis-charge papers. But would like some more info, if anyone knew him.

He had three girls, and never spoke of the war with anyone.

I know limited info about him, He was s/sgt Fritz Witkiewicz. 11th Armored, 42nd Tank bat. I do not know which company. He was wounded in the Ardennes, Jan 15th 1945, and recieved the purple heart. He had been with the 42nd since its formation. Joined the national guard after the war.
Born and raised in New Jersey.

If anyone knew the man, Me and my mother would love to hear. Thank you.
621) Kurt Fasching 
Location:
IL
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Hello,

My grandfather was Sgt Joseph Sweeney, 11th Armored, 41st Recon Squadron, B Troop.

I have many photos of his that were state side before the 11th went overseas. If you are interested, please send me a message.

I was also honored enough to attend a reunion a few years ago in Chicago where I had the opportunity to talk to Don Behm and George Sherman, who were replacements just before the Battle of The Bulge. I spoke with both of these men for a few hours and was just beside myself as they told me their experiences throughout the war. I was amazed to find that Don was the tank commander that "bumped" the gates of Mauthausen open when it was liberated.

I also met James Lichman who was a survivor of Mauthausen and now great friends with both Don and George.

Thank you all for everything you sacrificed. We can never repay you for the things you endured to help free this world of such an unspeakable evil.
Thank you again.
620) David Shepherd 
Location:
NY/USA
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Hello
I am attempting to find a contact for Roger Marquet. In my search I have found that he adopted a site at the Henri-Chappelle which is my Great Uncle. Any info would be greatly appreciated. The current email on the web is no longer valid.
619) Randall Petersohn 
Location:
Lombard, IL
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To vets and family of vets. I just wanted to say hello since I check out this site every few weeks, more lately since I have really been missing my dad LeRoy. This is the first message I have left though and I am so glad to see it still in use. I really miss the reunions and regret not having gotten involved with the 11th much sooner.
I hope this message finds everyone in good health and take care. Thank you for your service.

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I too wish they would have a reunion every once in a while. I realize most of the vets are gone but it seems now that they are gone the families realize they know very little about what their father, grandfather did in the war. this would be one way of face to face connection and sharing the precious information that we have.
618) Bambi Freeman 
Location:
Shrewsbury, PA
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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 
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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
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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.

smile
615) Ronnie D Marable 
Location:
Round Rock, TX
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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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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 IP: 71.181.101.182 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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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 IP: 208.124.50.248 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 IP: 72.28.171.166 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 IP: 173.89.51.68 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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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 IP: 107.193.166.84 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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 IP: 68.97.177.145 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
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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
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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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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 IP: 68.0.151.102 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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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
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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 IP: 98.227.10.209 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 IP: 88.160.70.48 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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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 IP: 75.138.115.43 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
IP: 66.172.116.120
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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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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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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My grandfather Capt 'Blackie' Blackburn was commander A company, 56 Armored Engineer Battalion. I would appreciate hearing any stories about grandpa.
577) Dale Zanardelli 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 17:34 IP: 75.118.246.12 Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 03:19 IP: 79.249.189.49 Write a comment Send E-mail

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.
575) Uwe Kruse 
Location:
56745 Hausten, Germany
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Sunday, February 5, 2012 11:40 IP: 80.138.96.74 Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 14:10 IP: 170.185.184.19 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 IP: 24.49.193.27 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 IP: 24.32.111.195 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
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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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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 18:50 IP: 66.172.116.120 Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Thursday, December 29, 2011 20:00 IP: 24.94.150.215 Write a comment Send E-mail

********* 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 IP: 99.17.237.180 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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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 19:32 IP: 184.157.6.51 Write a comment Send E-mail

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
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finally got my book done of Forrest war years with the 11th
567) Robert A. Clemens 
Location:
Massachusetts
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Thursday, November 24, 2011 21:13 IP: 96.233.82.215 Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Friday, November 11, 2011 18:28 IP: 24.209.188.84 Write a comment Send E-mail

(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
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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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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 17:55 IP: 77.47.40.158 Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Thursday, October 13, 2011 17:39 IP: 72.201.111.243 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 IP: 76.28.162.103 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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Saturday, September 17, 2011 04:42 IP: 103.1.164.199 Write a comment Send E-mail

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
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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
IP: 72.28.171.166
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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Thursday, September 8, 2011 21:27 IP: 68.198.214.211 Write a comment Send E-mail

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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Friday, August 26, 2011 10:25 IP: 71.75.103.97 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 IP: 98.210.116.196 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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Thursday, August 11, 2011 01:06 IP: 68.231.7.24 Write a comment Send E-mail

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.
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