Guest Book

If you would like to add you comments to our guest book, please click here and send an e-mail to Charlie. Thanks in advance for taking the time.


Veteran: James A. Dula T Sgt. Co. F 101st Inf. Reg.
Comments: Recently searched for information on my brother Anthony Salvati, a member of the 26yd, 101 st, K company since 1939. I was fortunate to locate his buddy that had joined the guard with him in 1939, whose name is Gerry Nocera. They we both from Weymouth, Mass. My brother left the guard in 1943 or 1944 and volunteered for paratrooper service with the 101st airborne. Participating in D-Day jump in Normandy and Market Garden, Holland, and Bastogne. Mr. Nocera gave me two excellent photos of "K" Co.,101st,26YD ,one in 1939 and one in 1941 at Camp Edwards, Cape Cod, Mass. Thought this info would be of interest to Mr.Green Sr., since they were the original members that Mr.Green had mentioned as (local guys mostly Italian, Irish and Polish). Regards, Kenneth Gerrish


Name: Daniel DiSalvo Jr.
Email: lagsanchez@hotmail.com
Veteran: Daniel DiSalvo PFC 1st scout, F company 101st inf.
Comments: My Dad is a WW2 veteran and is still alive. He would like to hear from anyone who might have known him. He was in Co. F, 101st Infantry, 26th Division.


Name: Tom Dula
Email: tadula@vol.com
Veteran: James A. Dula T Sgt. Co. F 101st Inf. Reg.
Comments: Hello, My dad is James A. Dula, TSgt. served with 101st Inf. Co.F. My dad was one of the southern boys (NC) referred to in the memoirs. One story I recall him telling is how there were more southerners in the YD than northerners by the end of WWII. He always found that to be a bit ironic. Dad passed away in 1993. I remember a couple of people that he talked about while listening to his stories as I was growing up. One was a short Mexican that manned a quad-fifty on a half-track. I don't remember the name, but I remember my dad telling of how his helmet would spin around on his head like a top whenever he fired the weapons. I remember my dad telling that he shot down a ME-109. Another story I remember is that there was a young lanky kid with very large feet. I think I recall that he had a german name, like "Gunter" or something similiar. My dad told me that this kid would always have the task of kicking in doors because his large feet would break the doors into splinters. I heard many of my dad's stories growing up and hold a deep reverence for those that have served our country. Thank you for your website.


Name: t jarvis
Email: felgenandme@yahoo.com
Comments: Thank you for sharing. This is an awesome opportunity for sharing what our fathers and grandfathers have sacrificed for this country, for our freedom. My dad A. I. Jarvis and his two brothers enlisted in Snowflake, Arizona right after the Pearl Harbor incident in 1941. My dad served in the bloodiest Pacific Conflict--Guadalcanal 1st Division. Guadalcanal was a blood bath. Our men were ambushed in the dark, sitting targets in the water. My dad was a medic. He has told stories of bullets passing so close through his clothing yet barely missing his skin while assisting the wounded in the battlefield. The decisions he had to make were not easy. Who lived and died. He did his very best to help all he could including the POWS. He treated all as equal Children Of God, worthy of equal humane medical treatment. He is a wonderful man and currently lives in Southern, AZ with his wife M. A. Jarvis.


Name: J.A. Lingren
Veteran: US Army 70-72
Date: 03/23/06
Email: jlingren@earthlink.net
Update: Still looking for info on uncle Joesph E. Lingren 66th infantry Div. Killed in France, 1945. Awarded Soldiers Medal. God Bless the Greatest Generation, all those who stamped out Hitler, Imperial Japan, and later the beast called Communism.
Previous: I am attempting to help my dad write a family history. One of my Uncles: Joe Lingren was KIA, while serving with Anti-tank Plt, HHC, 264 Inf. Regt, 66th INF Div. His mortuary records says he died when a grenade went off in his hand. Would like to find someone who knew him thank You Please call collect if need be 503 662 4106. Thanks and god bless you all. Jim Lingren (US ARMY 70 - 72)


Name: Howard "Chick" Levin
Email: gglevin1@yahoo.com
Veteran: 918 Bomber Group
Comments: My father had a photo book he made with another POW Ben Phelper. The book was entitled Stalag 17. The POW's from the German prison camp were taken to Camp Lucky Strike. I'm looking for any information on the POW camp and anyone who may have a copy of the book and photo record. There are photos of the Stalag and Camp Lucky Strike. Thank you all, Gary Levin gglevin1@yahoo.com


Name: Bud Dorris
Email: bud dorris@netscape.net
Veteran: 42nd. rainbow div.
Comments:
My dad was a tech sarg bar man during ww2 his name is Houston or nick name Hugh Dorris. He doesn't talk about it much, but he did tell me he was renewed seven times whatever that means. If there is anyone who might know him give me a holler, Thanks, Bud


Name: Laura Jackson
Email: kekbeka@hotmail.com
Veteran: Vern Jackson, NEU ASTP, YD Company G
Comments: My Dad, Vern Jackson, was also an ASTPer at Northeastern, and in Company G of the YD. He's active in the YD veteran group (as small as it is in Washington State) and is interested in getting a small monument at Northeastern to the ASTP, as exist at many other schools that hosted the short-lived ASTP. The problem is that Northeastern has few, if any, records of the ASTP existing at their school.
It's great to read the stories on this website and correlate them to those Dad's told us over the years. Thank you!
Laura Jackson, Portland, Oregon


Name: Rosemary Castillo
Email: rosemarycastillo@cox.net
Veteran: Vicente Robles PFC died 10/19/45
Comments: The below site may help find answers to questions some of you may have. My mom never knew what happened to my grandfather (e.g. burial site, how he died, date of death). Fortunately, a few years ago I requested information from a similar site below and received a full package of my grandfathers service record. I visited his burial site in Normandy. It was a piece of emptyness that was filled in my mom's life.

From the bottom of my heart I thank the men and women who served to defend our freedom but also the families that sacrificed without a loved one from any war.
http://www.abmc.gov/services/index.php

My grandfather's information:
Vicente Robles PFC
entered service from Texas
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Died: Oct 19, 1945
Buried in Normandy American Cemetery St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France


Name: Mark Gilbertson
Email: pickerel_lake@hotmail.com
Date: 11/14/05
Comments: Great site. Thanks for what you are doing and to you and all others who served so well. My Dad served in E Company, 101st Infantry, 26 Division. He was part of a mortar squad and I understand was involved when Patton crossed into Germany the first time. He is gone now and I didn't get to talk to him much about the war. If there is anyone who served in Easy Company I would like to hear from you.


Name: LARRY PARKER
Email: LLP@TOWNES.NET
Date: 10/14/05
Comments: Anyone with any information on TEC 5 George N. Chandler (3807495) 341st. Engr. Gen Sv please contact me. My Uncle George was killed on the Rhine River March 17, 1945 when the bridge he was working on collasped. His unit helped build the AlCan highway in 1942-43. His home town was Fullbright, Tx. My Mom, his sister is 77 and has his units book from Europe but the one from the AlCan "The Long Trail" was lost in a house fire. We would welcome any information about my Uncle and how we could replace the book. I thank you in advance. Larry


Name: Melody Tuli
Email: harmonyt39@yahoo.com
Veteran: WW II Co. I, 101st Infantry 26 Division
Date: 08/19/05
Comments: Hello Charlie, What a great web site. I wish that I could find someone who fought with/knew my father. Pfc. Combat Rifleman, MELVIN R. "MEL" SPADER, WWII Co. I, 101st Inf. 26 Division, Yankees. 1941-43. He was from Wyandotte, MI. Fought under Gen. Patton. I have written to many WWII veterans from this Co. I, but none knew my father. He passed when I was only ten yrs. old. I would have loved to have corresponded with his military buddies. Army possibly used him during prisoner interrogations too, since he spoke the German language fluently. Hosp. Paris, France, May 22, 1943. Thank you so much for your service to our country, and you time! Sincerely, M. Melody Tuli


Name: Jim Gaffney
Email: sony165J@msn.com
Veteran: (me) USNR 2/61 - 2/67
Date: 06/27/05
Comments: Date: 06/27/05 Comments I'm writing about my father-in-law, Pat Maita, WWII vet. He was wounded on 11/11/44 by a german machine gun. He was in the 3rd army,90th div.,359th regiment,2nd battalion, company C. They had just crossed the mosel river and were headed toward metz when they were hit by 88's.When he was at the aid station they were bringing in wounded replacements that had replaced his replacements. I had a tough time getting this much information as he never likes to talk about it. I think i'm more interested than he is, about WWII. My dad was also in the army but he was in the phillipines. My dad passed away in 1979.If anyone remembers pat, you can write to him thru my email above. thx.jim


Name: Michael Farr
Email: franzoni2003@yahoo.com
Veteran: info on the army Co C 69th TK BN
Date: 06/03/05
Comments: Looking for anyone who might have served in the army Co C 69th TK BN Sgt. Elmo Page (my cousin) army Co C 69th TK BN he recieved a honorable discharge for serving in the World War ll he served at Normandy, North France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe. Purple Heart Medel Go 4 HQ 127 Gen Hosp 44 1st bronze oak leaf cluster GO 7 HQ Gen Hosp 45 Silver Star medal Go 182 HQ 6th AD 45 1 service strip good conduct ribbon European-African-Middle. Wounds Received in Action: Brittany France 19 Aug 1944 Belgium 16 Jan 1945 Germany 14 Apr 1945. Elmo died 9/22/2004 in Chenoa, Illinois at the age of 89. This is a wonderful forum you have God Bless


Name: William A. VanDenBurg
Veteran: Navy Corpsman/IV Marine Div. Date: 06/02/05
Comments: Thank you.


Name: Clarke Green
Email: cagreen24@verizon.net
Date: 05/24/05
Comments: Today - May 24, 2005 is Charlie Green's Eightieth Birthday! I am sure that all his friends and family join me in wishing Dad continued happiness and health, and we continue to be thankful for both his service to his country and his dedication to his family. We all send much love on this important day!


Name: Chip Cary
Email: sledjr59@aol.co,
Date: 02/22/05
Comments: Hi Uncle Charlie, the website is wonderful, very informative. chip


Name: Al Lowitz
Email: Rustyal@Aol.com
Date: 01/05/05
Comments: Good to hear from you. We spent many years with EFX together...never forget your retirement party that I was the Emcee. You are one of the nice people I remember from the days of work


Name: Al Lowitz
Email: Rustyal@Aol.com
Date: 01/05/05
Comments: Good to hear from you. We spent many years with EFX together...never forget your retirement party that I was the Emcee..You are one of the nice people I remember from the days of work


Name: Beverly Staley (Roger)
Date: 12/13/04
Comments: Nice job, Clarke!


Name: David Martin
Email: david.r.martin@aib.ie
Date: 12/13/04
Comments: Very interesting site. Good to know something about Charlie’s life.


Name: Jennifer Dernelle
Email: ggsperbs@comcast.net
Date: 12/12/04
Comments: Charlie, This site is incredible!! Thank you Clarke for making this tribute to your father possible. More people need to know what these tremendous young men did for us. They truly are The Greatest Generation! My father and his brother both served in WWII. My father was a Doctor in the 610 Medical Clearing Company Separate. He served from July 30, 1943 to March 11, 1946. He was at Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland. At the age of 24, he was the youngest officer to enlist in the World War II effort. He like his brother NEVER talked about what went on there. My uncle was shot but thankfully survived. Both came home but no one knows what they endured. They kept it locked inside. So sad. My father passed away in 1992. His brother is still alive and has dementia now. Last Christmas we were sitting together and he just starting talking about the horrors he saw as an infantry man. Of all the wonderful times he has had in his life, as his mind slips away he is brought back to a horrible time in his life...a lot of unresolved feelings trying to find a way out I guess. It just seems wrong. I have NO patience for people who complain about the fact that we should not have been in Vietnam or Korea ot the Middle East!!! How about we just support the soldiers who MADE and MAKE the commitment to keep our freedom safe! Don't complain till you have walked a mile in their shoes!!! Pray for them everyday! You are one of the good guy Charlie, Shirley has great taste! Thank you for sharing this time in your life. I only wish my father could have. Love Ya!! Jennifer


Name: Mimi Holt
Email: Events111@aol.com
Date: 12/12/04
Comments: I love you Charlie and think about dear Shirley often. What an amazing life you have led and no wonder she loved you so much! May God continue to bless you EACH day. Merry Christmas 2004, Mimi and family


Name: Dana (Danny) Miller
Email: danmiller100@comcast.net
Veteran: Merchant Marine '45-"46-Natl. Guard '48-56
Date: 12/12/04
Comments: I knew Charlie as my branch manager and boss at the old Retail Credit Co. (now Equifax, Inc.) He wa great to work with and quite helpful to me as I advanced within the company. He and Shirley were always friendly and my Shirley and them had some great times together. I know he must miss her dearly. This is a great personal website and tells me a lot about Charlie's important World War 2 experiences I didn't know. He is certainly an important part of "The Great Generation." I know God will bless him greatly. It is my pleasure to know Charles K. Green.


Name: Laura Ferguson (Brueggestrat)
Email: Laurafrgsn@netscape.net
Date: 12/12/04
Comments: it is great... My friend Emmy came from Solingen which is in Sudetenland I think...that's where all the knives are made...anyway it is a small world .. When all you guys were occupying Germany as you marched in two by two on each side of the street the Germans looked at the faces of the GIs to see if they could recognize anyone whose parents had migrated to the US before the war... I know this because my own relatives did this in Westfalen (north of Cologne) hoping to get a glimpse of my brother. I still thank my father every day that he came to America and made me an American


Name: Yolande Long
Date: 12/12/04
Comments: This is pretty awesome, Charlie.


Name: George Lowry
Email: GCLowry@aol.com
Veteran: USNR
Date: 12/12/04
Comments: It's been a real pleasure to have known Shirley and Charlie in sunday school and to be a neighbor of Chuck's.


Name: john stanevich
Email: jons45@netzero.com
Veteran: anthony joseph stanevich
Date: 12/02/04
Comments: My father, Sgt. Anthony J. Stanevich, was killed on November 11, 1944 in St. Lo, France. He belonged to the Yankee Division, 26th Infantry, Co. L Third Army. I am trying to find information regarding the circumstances of his death such as the After Action Report for that day. He is buried in the WW 2 memorial cemetery in St. Avold, France. Any information you may be able to provide regarding who to contact or resources would be greatly appreciated.


Name: anthony scalise
Email: tonyzbig1@yahoo.com
Date: 11/16/04
Comments: My grandfather was major Robert j servatius from utica n.y. He was in headquarters company oy the 328 inf reg./26 infantry and was killed in france on nov/13/44.I was looking for anyone with knowledge of the battles going on near the town of nancy. thanks for any help anthony j scalise


Name: Trisha Harmon
Email: harmony@bis.midco.net
Date: 11/15/04
Comments: I am trying to find a map of the "Battle of the Buldge"


Name: Maura Hoag
Email: firstjude@charter.net
Date: 11/13/04
Comments: Hi - Great site! Hoping to learn anything about Yankee Division in Lorraine November, 1944. Cousin - Thomas P Cavanaugh, South Boston, MA (Southie) KIA Friday 11/17/44 during a night raid?? Buried at American Cemetery in Lorraine. That's all I know - if sounds familiar, would love to keep memory alive! Brother Bernie (Bobo) served with him I think. Passed away 1990. Thanks!!!!


Name: Patricia Jensen
Email: jensensplace@msn.com
Veteran: Clarence E. Miller
Date: 11/12/04
Comments: Unable to locate any of my grandfathers military records. They were suppose to have burned in storage area in Missouri. He was born May 24, 1894 and died March 28, 1925 in a military hospital in St.Louis, Mo. Thank You Patricia Jensen


Name: Connie Barragan
Email: QueenB2five@aol.com
Date: 11/10/04
Comments: My Dad served in the Army from Oct.1,1941 -Sept.10,1945.He served with the 41st. Division 163rd.Regiment,called The Jungleers. My Dad went by the nickname Chickapoo. I am trying to find a way to locate all his medals he received, he has lost them all over the years. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!


Name: Joseph Pomponio
Email: Joepomp@optonline.net
Date: 10/29/04
Comments: My father was in the Yankee Division. I have the story of the division "Able Amblings" I can send a soft copy if you are interested. Or at lesat a couple of pictures. Send my your E-mail address.


Name: Frank Putney
Email: frankputney5@aol.com
Date: 10/29/04
Comments: My father, Robert William (scotty) Putney was a corporal in the 26th inf div, 104 regiment, Co B and served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded on Dec 31st 1944 from Shrapnel and Trenchfoot, and he then was in a field hospital. I seen in his service record "Luxemborg" too around the same time. He was from Staten Island, NY and if anyone knew "scotty" please contact me (570)729-1309, or frankputney5@aol.com. Thank You


Name: J Corso
Email: littlejdigga@msn.com
Veteran: 182nd infrantry
Date: 10/11/04
Comments: I please need help on finding anyone from the 182nd infantry 26th yankee divison Lawerence, MA National Guard Company B. My father was in 211 field artillery in 1947. He wishes to speak with anyone with information with people he stationed with. Joseph


Name: PIERSON
Email: piersona2@wanadoo.fr
Date: 10/10/04
Comments: I live in a small village near the hill 310 in France . I've been always interested in keeping the MEMORY of the dead soldiers of the 101st Infantry Regiment, that have done a long battle to save us . I search photos or others documents that deals with soldiers that fight at Hill 310, but also in Bride and Koeking's forest between 8 and 17 November 1944. Thank you. Alain PIERSON


Name: NORMAN B. BOYER
Email: NONE
Veteran: FATHER - POW AT THIS CAMP
Date: 10/08/04
Comments: MY FATHER WAS CAPTURED BY NAZI SOLDIERS AND INTERRED IN CAMP FOR 18 MONTHS AT AGE OF 18. FATHER DIED 2001. HE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN THE CAMP. AS OLDEST SON WOULD LIKE CONTACT WITH SURVIVORS. MY BEST REGARDS TO YOU ALL. MY MAILING ADDRESS IS 814 ARLINGTON AVENUE-- NEW CASTLE , PENNSYLVANIA 16101 U.S.A. P.S. MY FATHER I BELIEVE AT THAT TIME WAS 508 TH AIRBORNE. THANK YOU. SINCERELY, NORMAN B. BOYER..


Name: Lisa POMMOIS
Email: pommois@wanadoo.fr
Veteran: US Seventh Army historian (WWII)
Date: 10/06/04
Comments: The town of Sarre-Union was liberated by the 26th Division in November 1944 and they would like to send a message of appreciation to their liberators as well as receive a message from them. It will be read on November 11 Armistice Day when they are planning to commemorate both wars. You can contact me for further information. I am a published author in the US (Winter Storm) and a member of several division associations. I realize this is late but they do want to pay tribute to their liberators one last time. Sincerely, Lisa Pommois


Name: Sniper Country
Email: nevobalt@latinmail.com
Date: 09/27/04
Comments: Thanks so much for the info, I love your site! Much success for the future


Name: Mary Palmstrom
Email: bluemjp@aol.com
Veteran: grandfather - WWI-- 101st Engineers, F Comp.
Date:
08/23/04
Comments: Yankee Doings 1919 -1945. My grandfather, P. O. Palmstrom served in F Company, 101st Engineers 26th Division during WWI. He and a friend began the YDVA journal, Yankee Doings and he illustrated most of the covers from its start until his death in 1945. -- If you have old Yankee Doings, please contact me. thanks, Mary Palmstrom (bluemjp@aol.com)


Name: Janice N. Killen
Email: killenpoole@cs.com
Veteran: I am friends of the 283rd combat eng.
Date:
08/17/04
Comments: I love this site it is great. keep up the good work


Name: Gerry Schoonover
Email: janejer@aol.com
Veteran: us Army (Also Ft. Jackson Training)
Date: 07/30/04
Comments: Super Web Site, I worked for Charlie at Retail Credit Company in Alexandria and Falls Church Va., from the day after I got out of the Army in Pentagon 6-1-62 until he got me promoted and transferred in l970, and shared times together at meetings etc for many years after. I retired in 99 and we still stay in e-mail touch. I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for Charlie and for Shirley. I do regret that since only in recent years have I become sort of a student of WWII Europe that all the years I worked for and have known Charlie I never asked him much about his experiences. This site is great and adds much to the understanding of anyone who wants to better understand and appreciate "The Greatest Generation" Thank you, Gerry (tiger)Schoonover, Middleburg, Fl.


Name: Jan
Email: dudley.clist@btinternet.com
Veteran: Staff Sergeant Arnold Burnham US Army WW2
Date: 07/24/04
Comments: My father Arnold was from Vermont and lived in Rouses Point NY. Arnold was in England and in Cherbourg in 1944-45. I am searching for friends or buddies from WW2 and after the war. Arnold died in Albany in May 1988 and is buried in St Patrick's church cemetery Rouses Point NY. NAME: BURNHAM ARNOLD S ARMY SERIAL NUMBER: 32740727 RESIDENCE: STATE NEW YORK RESIDENCE: COUNTY CLINTON PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: ALBANY NEW YORK DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 6 JAN 43 GRADE: Private I would appreciate any help, but I do not have the unit that he was attached too. Please contact me if you can help. Many Thanks Jan


Name: Harry G. Ligon Jr
Email: harry10180@yahoo.com
Date: 07/15/04
Comments: My father Harry G. Ligon was in 104 Infantry co e 26 YD Division


Name: george tessmer
Veteran: co D 101st infantry regiment 26th inf div
Date: 07/11/04
Comments: I was a mortar man in the battle of the bulge. carried and emplaced the base plate. My home is in pittsburg pa. Served with Co D 101st inf regt 26th inf div.


Name: Mike Connolly
Email: mrconnolly@indra.com
Veteran: Great Uncle was s/sgt Bill Reddington
Date: 06/19/04
Comments: Hello-I have some letters my great uncle sent home that you might enjoy. He was a s/sgt with the Hq CO 3rd Bat. 101st Infantry. Most of his stuff is about the stuff he sent home-postcards, perfume for his sisters, etc. He also has some letters from W.S. Paul, and one from Patton about thier efforts in France and Germany. If you are interested I can make a jpeg or something and send them your way. I was never old enought to talk to him about his experiences. I'd love to learn more about this company. Any ideas? Thanks, Mike


Name: Lawrence P Sullivan
Email: loposo@aol.com
Veteran: Serv Co 101 Inf Jan 41 to Dec 42, Commissioned April 43 U S Air Force.
Date:
06/07/04
Comments: I would like to hear from any members of Service Co ., 101 Inf durng 41 and 42. I knew Roger O'Ginski, Harry Robard, Warren Keenan, MSgt Brennan Chuck Smith, Johnny Carey, Edmund Butler (exo) Col Phelan, Col PaulG Kirk and many others.


Name: Patricia Brown
Email: pbrown1713@hotmail.com
Date: 06/07/04
Comments: My father Lyman Delbert Williams served as a spotter pilot flying L4-Grasshoppers during WWII. He was from Lexington, Mississippi. I'm looking for anyone who has information about him or the men who served with him. He died on December 23, 2003.


Name: juliana kelley
Email: jkelley6@yahoo.com
Date: 06/04/04
Comments: I am looking for information on my five uncles who served in WWII there names are: John Saucedo Alex Saucedo Joe Saucedo Peter Saucedo Paul Saucedo John Saucedo I was told to have been a driver for General Patton on occasion, he died in France. Alex Saucedo was a medic, the other brothers i have no information. We would like to get any information that you might find, like where they served what ranks and duties they had. Thank You Juliana Kelley


Name: tony morales
Email: antmo@granderiver.net
Date: 06/03/04
Comments: Greetings....I enjoyed your website, thank you for creating it. My father was in the 104th inf. regiment of the 26th infantry division F squad in France from 14 june 1944 until he was wounded in the neck and shoulder by shrapnel in Luxembourg on Dec 29th 1944. His stories of trenchfoot,the cold weather and being issued "english brown shoes" instead of combat boots and leggings because they were in short supply came to mind while reading your stories.He said his buddies would call him "Smiley", and if anyone out there might remember him it would be appreciated, thanks.


Name: corinne hernandez
Email: corher@sbcglobal.net
Veteran: Richard Espino
Date: 05/31/04
Comments: Hello, my uncle, PFC Richard Espino was in the 2nd Arm'd. Div., 41st Inft., company "e". He died in Germany November 1944. My Grandmother saved all his letters that he wrote her which i have always found interesting. I'm wondering if there is anyone out there who who served in company "E" from late 1943 to Nov. 1944 who may remember my uncle or just have any stories about company "e". Does anyone know where i can look on the net to find out more. God Bless ALL War Heroes.


Name: charles von euw
Email: conlynave2@msn.com
Date: 05/21/04
Comments: these guys are all hero's. although they say they just did their duty, the ww2 vets helped save this world from nazi domination. god bless all of them.


Name: Judy Behrmann Richardson
Email: JRWTRM@aol.com
Date: 05/17/04
Comments: Hi I am looking for any information about my dad's unit and or people that knew him from World War II. He was under General Patton's 26th Army Division - he was part of the intelligence and reconnaissance 328th group. He died in January 2004 and didn't like to talk about the war or anything about it. I would really like any and all the information that I can get. I have a few newspaper clippings written about him. His name was John (Jack) Behrmann and was from Wessley Hills, Massachusetts. Thanks


Name: Katherine
Email: KStreaterM@aol.com
Date: 05/03/04
Comments: My grandfather, Tom Dunaway, was a P.O.W. during WW2. He was in Company K, 104th Infantry, 26th Division in the 3rd army under Gen. Patton. I know this because I have been reading his journal. He passed away a few years ago and now all the information I have about his experiences are in his journal. I would love to find more information about his friends and just general info about his inf. and div. Can anyone help me? or point me in the right direction at least? Thanks!!


Name: william pendleton jr
Email: pendleton69@hotmail.com
Date: 04/26/04
Comments: my father william pendleton served in yankee div in ww II i hope to find men who served with him he pass away 4 days before thanks giving in 1998. and i want to thank all of you for the job you done in the big war.


Name: Pat Lee
Email: patricia_lee@ama-assn.org
Date: 04/26/04
Comments: Hi! (How I know Jim: He and I met at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Gwen Pippin's vocal tech 2 class. Jim and I were in Personal Pronowns, the cabaret show at Davenport's this past October, together along with Jocelyn Johnson. It was our first one and we learned lots.) I can't wait to spend some time reviewing the info on your site. I know my father would love it, too. My Dad, Donald Henry Lee, is also a WWII vet and helps lead the military reunions. I'll write more another time. Pat Lee


Name: Grace Kull
Email: churchst@capital.net
Date: 04/23/04
Comments: My brother, John E. Rames was in company I, 328 Infantry, 26th (Yankee) division in World War II. His letters home have just been published in a book, "Traces: A soldier writes home" It is funny, insightful, and poignant. "Yankee Doings" magazine states, "For anyone who has experienced Basic Training or "Boot Camp" it is a must read. John Rames qualified to be you or me and we could well be him". Available on Amazon.com, or send $15.00 to Grace Kull, 19 Church Streeet, Cooperstown, NY 13326 and I will send you a book, postpaid.


Name: James Robbins
Email: JRobbinssr624@wmconnect.com
Date: 04/20/04
Comments: My father name was Julian Robbins he was in 26th div 104th inf. As I grew up he would never talk about anything that had happened to him. And I do mean nothing. So I have no information on that part of his life at all. I would really love to learn what happened to my father and what he went though over there. Any information at all will mean a great deal to me. Thank You


Name: James Robbins
Email: JRobbinssr624@wmconnect.com
Date: 04/20/04
Comments: My father name was Julian Robbins he was in 26th div 104th inf. As I grew up he would never talk about anything that had happened to him. And I do mean nothing. So I have no information on that part of his life at all. I would really love to learn what happened to my father and what he went though over there. Any information at all will mean a great deal to me. Thank You


Name: J. Bertuccio
Email: verusverba@mybluelight.com
Veteran: Pvt. R. Bertuccio, 3rd Batt.101Inf.26Div.
Date:
04/18/04
Comments: I am not alone!!! My Dad was KIA, on Nov 28, 1944, Many of you have the same questions, as I too have very little information. I would like to know of any men who was in battle around Vibresville, France, who served with him or new of him, and info on grave site, Limey, France. His full name: Romaldo Victor (Pat) Bertuccio, enlisted at Santa Clara, California. Third Batt., 101 Infanrty Reg. 26th Division.(Yankee). Thank you so much for your effort on this site, it has answered many questions already.


Name: Ken Gardner
Email: kbo@insightbb.com
Veteran: Son Of Donald C. Gardner
Date: 04/15/04
Comments: My father served in the 26th. He was originally from Brockton< Mass. i believe he was a radio operator in an H&H company but not sure which one. if anyone has information about my father I would be interested in hearing from them.


Name: Erich Rieder
Email: eaugsburg@msn.com
Date: 04/13/04
Comments: I collect Purple hearts. I recently purchased one with the name on the back. Charles A Rhodes. My research indicated he served in the 104 rgt 26 div and was kia in France (area around nancy) on November 21 1944. Enjoyed reading your history of the 26th.


Name: brenda muriel
Email: brendamuriel@msn.com
Date: 03/19/04
Comments: very good!


Name: Jim Ditano
Email: paysonhillfarm@pivot.net
Veteran: "C" Co. 101st Inf Regt 26th YD
Date: 03/17/04
Comments: My uncle, Thomas F.(Red) O'Brien, was shot in the neck and killed by a sniper on January 25, 1945 somewhere in the immediate vicinity of Clerveaux, Luxembourg. They were holding a crossroad. Tom was a T5 in "C" Co 101st Inf, 26th YD. There is a still photo of him that is shown in the PBS special, The Battle of the Bulge, An American Experience. A little more that halfway thru the video, please note a photo of a soldier crouched in the snow eating his rations from a mess kit, a blanket is draped over his shoulders... this is Tom O'Brien. After all these years, I was able to locate the combat photographer that took that picture. If you knew my uncle, please call me collect. Thank you YD vets for your many sacrifices.(207)722-3777


Name: Jim Ditano
Email: paysonhillfarm@pivot.net
Veteran: "C" Co. 101st Inf Regt 26th YD
Referral: 26th YD research
Date: 03/17/04
Comments: My uncle, Thomas F.(Red) O'Brien, was shot in the neck and killed by a sniper on January 25, 1945 somewhere in the immediate vicinity of Clerveaux, Luxembourg. They were holding a crossroad. Tom was a T5 in "C" Co 101st Inf, 26th YD. There is a still photo of him that is shown in the PBS special, The Battle of the Bulge, An American Experience. A little more that halfway thru the video, please note a photo of a soldier crouched in the snow eating his rations from a mess kit, a blanket is draped over his shoulders... this is Tom O'Brien. After all these years, I was able to locate the combat photographer that took that picture. If you knew my uncle, please call me collect. Thank you YD vets for your many sacrifices.(207)722-3777


Name: Jim Ditano
Email: paysonhillfarm@pivot.net
Veteran: "C" Co. 101st Inf Regt 26th YD
Date: 03/17/04
Comments: My uncle, Thomas F. (Red) O'Brien, was shot in the neck and killed by a sniper on January 25, 1945 somewhere in the immediate vicinity of Clerveaux, Luxembourg. They were holding a crossroad. Tom was a T5 in "C" Co 101st Inf, 26th YD. There is a still photo of him that is shown in the PBS special, The Battle of the Bulge, An American Experience. A little more that halfway thru the video, please note a photo of a soldier crouched in the snow eating his rations from a mess kit, a blanket is draped over his shoulders... this is Tom O'Brien. After all these years, I was able to locate the combat photographer that took that picture. If you knew my uncle, please call me collect. Thank you YD vets for your many sacrifices.(207)722-3777


Name: Alberta Sequeira
Email: twoals@comcast.net
Veteran: Col. Albert L. Gramm
Referral: searching Yankee Division WWII
Date: 03/16/04
Comments: Searching for anyone who served under my father, Col. Albert L. Gramm, commander of the 26th Division, 101st Infantry, Company B, Yankee Division during WWII.


Name: Mary Fuhrer
Email: mfuhrer@comcast.net
Date: 03/11/04
Comments: My father was also at Northeastern for ASTP, then in the Yankee Division, 101st, but in Company G rather than Company F. Dad never wanted to talk about the war, but after he passed away 2 years ago, I began trying to rediscover his experiences. This relation by Charlie Green and his son has been priceless. I'm so grateful that they took the time to do this. If there is anyone else out there who might be able to tell me something about Company G (before Dec. 1944), I'd love to hear from you.


Name: bernard marcus
Email: none
Veteran: was in 5th rct in korea from apr 51 to feb 52
Date: 03/04/04
Comments: I would like to thank Charlie Green for his extensive and complete detail of his experience in the Army from start to finish. This is so important for all of the younger folks, even me, who although did serve our country, did not participate in that crucial conflict which has given us our wonderful land of liberty! I would like to hear from Mr. Green personally. I have read many books pertaining to WWII lately and perhaps we could share impressions. My address is: 30 William St, Demarest, NJ 07627-2227. For the record, I trained with a New England outfit, 43rd Division, National Guard in Camp Pickett, Virginia before I went over to Korea. I survived the big Chinese push from 22 April to 30 April 1951. They sent 3 Armies against the whole front! Hope to hear from you!


Name: Jim Hicks
Email: jhicks@abs-tpa.com
Veteran: VN 69-71
Date: 02/23/04
Comments: Great job documenting your dad's history of service. I'm using your example as model for my dad and I. My dad served with YD, 101st Reg, 2nd battalion, HQ company. He was the driver for LTC Lyons before dad was evacuated for two wounds in seven days. LTC Lyons lost his arm a couple days after my dad was evacuated. All that occure in less than 30 days after they replaced the 4th ID. Do you have any suggestions to help me with the process? What a great job you did with this. Thanks James E. Hicks III Major, US Army (Retired)


Name: Judy Turner
Veteran: Father 1/16th WWII
Date: 02/22/04
Comments: Very interesting site. Sure to return for more info. Have been looking for info about my father's unit haven't found to many stories about the 1/16th my father says most were killed on the beach on D-Day. Still searching hope to find more. J.Turner


Name: Manuel Rosenbaum
Email: manuelrosenbaumx@cs.com
Date: 01/23/04

Comments: I have just discovered this web site (1/23/04) and was quite moved to read of some of the activities of the Yankee Division during World War II. Is it possible that someone might remember my older brother, Irving J. Rosenbaum, who served in the 328th Regiment in 1944-45. He passed away in 2000 and I am planning to attend the WW-II Memorial dedication in May, in his honor. I would be thrilled to hear from you.


Name: TOM LaNINFA
Email: tomreda@juno.com
Veteran: member 26th Division Aug to Dec 1944
Date: 01/23/04
Comments: JOINED 26TH AS A REPLACEMENT IN AUG OF 1944. WAS IN HEAVY WEAPONS PLATOON. WOUNDED NEAR METZ, GERMANY IN EARLY DEC OF 1944. RECEIVED PURPLE HEART AND BRONZE STAR MEDAL.


Name: Alberta Sequeira
Email: twoals@comcast.net
Veteran: Col. Albert L. Gramm
Date: 01/22/04
Comments: My father Albert L. Gramm was a Major during WWII. He was inducted into active duty in January 1941 as a Second Lieutenant. While in Europe, he became commander of the 26th Infantry Division (Yankee) Division, First Battalion of the 101st Infantry of Company A or G. He was decorated with a Bronze Star for his participation in the Battle of the Bulge and was discharged as a Colonel. He fought in the town of Wiltz and Metz, along with others. He is mentioned numerous times in the book "26th Infantry Division History World War II" by author James Haahr. Is there anyone out there who served under him during WWII? I would love any feed back from anyone who experienced fighting along side of him. He passed away 11/19/90 (at age 80)with me never taking the time to talk to him about his war experiences. He retired from the National Guard as Brigadier General Albert L. Gramm. Thank You, Alberta Sequeira


Name: fred w roach
Email: FROACH@RINKER.COM
Date: 01/13/04
Comments: WHAT MAKES UP A CORP. AND WHAT MAKES UP AN ARMY (GROUP)?


Name: Wuyts Jean- Pierre
Email: battle_of_the_bulge@hotmail.com
Date: 01/07/04
Comments: Very interesting site. Nice to know your fathers and family history. I know how you must feel about the loss of your mother, i lost my father in 2001.We "owe" those men like your "father" a lot for returning our freedom. Thank you very much! Belgium january 7th 2004.


Name: angie vassar
Email: marykate55313@yahoo.com
Date: 12/31/03
Comments: hi my name is angie and i have always been a fan of military people and i would like to write people in the military because i think that it would be the greatest thing in the world to me and from me to them.


Name: Nancy Bisbe
Email: nbisbe@mariemontschools.org
Date: 12/16/03
Comments: I am currently interviewing veterans for my school district and for the Library of Congress and was doing research on your site. There is a lot of valuable information there. I'm so glad that this has been put here for posterity. My web site is still in its early stages and will be changing quite a bit, but please visit it and let me know what you think.


Name: James Haahr
Email: books1924@cs.com
Veteran: Company C - 101st Infantry - WW II
Date: 12/06/03
Comments: Further re my book "The Command is Forward" covering the 101st Infantry Regiment in WW II and much more, please visit web site http://go.to/26YD for description and ordering information. I believe this is the first regimental history in the form of the War Diary of the 101st and much more to be published.


Name: James Haahr
Email: Books1924@cs.com
Veteran: WW II, Co. "C", 101st Infantry, 26th Division
Date: 11/11/03
Comments: I have just published "The Command is Forward - The 101st Infantry in Lorraine." The book of 436 pages includes photographs and maps and more importantly the entire unpublished Commandant's War Diary of the 101st from August 1944 to May 9, 1945, together with the first person campaign reports of the two main German divisions we fought against in Lorraine from early October to mid-December 1944, the 11th Panzer and the 361st Volksgrenadier Divisions, all replete with names and places. Included are many first person narratives of individual combat engagements. Order via Orders@xlibris.com or visit their site at www.xlibris.com accessing the book by clicking on bookstore then search by author's last name.


Name: Patty Bumbera
Email: Bumbera4@aol.com
Date: 10/21/03
Comments: I am looking for information on Co. F 26th infantry stationed at the Plattsburg Barracks around 1937. We recently found out that my grandfather was not my fathers real father. His biological father was in this unit. He dated Catherine Premore for awhile. My father was born July 9, 1938 Victor Joseph Premore. We have two last names of men it could be Grenier or Geyer. My grandmother and grandfather have since pasted away, and her sister and brothers don't remember much. The church in plattsburg has my fathers birth certificate, but won't give us any information. I love my grandparents very much, but this explains alot about how my father was treated by his dad. Anyone having any information on co.f. 26th infantry stationed in plattsburg barracks please please e-mail me. It would make my father very happy to meet his real father. thank you patty Bumbera


Name: Andrea Noto
Email: buba@snip.net
Veteran: 1st.Lt Anna A. Donato:ANC
Date: 09/04/03
Comments: I knew there was some site out there who could possibly help me. My mother was a Front Line Nurse during World War II. She was involved in many major battles including The Battle of the Bulge but most importantly...The Battle of Normandy: D-Day Invasion. She landed on Omaha Beach with the front. Here's the clincher. My mother was involved in a top secret mission. She with only three corpsmen went right with the landing front line on 6/6/44. The army today claims this was not true and has no records of it. However.. it is true because MY MOM WAS THERE! She was honored for her bravery by Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Brig. General Slitwzig. (I'm not sure of her name spelling because I don't have my manuscript in front of me.) That's right folks....I wrote my mother's memoirs and I'm trying to get them published. Please...can anyone help me out in getting this accomplished? My mother was way ahead of her time but she was also a walking history book. She told me things that you'll never find in a history book. To add icing to the cake, a young soldier whom she bandaged on Omaha Beach searched for her for 51 years because the Pentagon lost his records! She was the only one who could verify he was wounded! That soldier went on to become a doctor himself. Can anyone out there help? I'd deeply appreciate it. For more info about my mother, let me know at either this site or my e-mail. Thanks.


Name: Grace Rames Kull
Email: churchst@capital.net
Veteran: John E. Rames
Date: 09/02/03
Comments: My brother, John E. Rames was in the Yankee Division in WW II and was killed in the battle of the Bulge. Are there any men who knew him? He sent home photos and mentioned LeRoy Nafie, and Jim O'Brien. Does anyone know of these two men? I would appreciate anything anyone can tell me. I have compiled a book of letters that he sent home and it will be published this November. If anyone wants to know more about the book, let me know.


Name: Anthony D. Chiarello
Email: sub571@aol.com
Veteran: Dominick J. Chiarello
Date: 08/31/03
Comments: My dad was in Co. A, 101st Infantry Regiment of the 26 Division (YANKEE). He was KIA on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23, 1944 during an attack on the enemy at Bedestroff, near Lohr's, France. Does any one out their know him. He was Trenton, NJ. No matter how many years go by you just cannot stop from trying to get information on your dad that you did not know. Thanks Tony Chiarello (TIMMY)


Name: Bob Markward
Email: rmarkward@stny.rr.com
Veteran: US Army
Date: 08/23/03
Comments: Spent 1946 in the 3rd.Div. in The Occupation Of Germany


Name: Jennifer Russell
Email: ncecco@usadatanet.net
Veteran: US Navy, Persian Gulf War Veteran
Date: 08/21/03
Comments: This is wonderfully done! Lt General Willard Stewart Paul was my great uncle. I never knew him so these accounts help me learn about his life and his men.


Name: Timothy Trimble
Email: tatrimble@mindspring.com
Veteran: Assisiting: Russell Lentz
Date: 08/20/03
Comments: Thank you, I am assisting my family friend who served with 26th During the Battle of the Bulge. His name is Russell Lentz. I believe HQ company? I am working on the Veterans History Project to record the history for future generations. Thank you for the insight and My Freeedom !! Tim Trimble


Name: Rachael
Email: rachael_lindsey@msn.com
Date: 08/06/03
Comments: my brother is at fort benning and training to become an army ranger. i just wanted to see what he was up to and what exactly it is that the soldiers do in basic training. i just want everyone to know that i miss my little brother and i love him very much!!


Name: leonard martinez
Email: vhawlkeye@asol.com
Veteran: WWII
Date: 08/05/03
Comments: Looking to contact other members of the unit. Please forward any information.


Name: Laura Rodger
Email: scotexan2003@sbcglobal.net
Veteran: Gonzalo Solis PFC 101st Infantry Regiment - 26th Infantry Division
Date: 07/20/03
Comments: Hello All , I am looking for information from Anyone on My Uncle : Gonzalo Solis PFC 101st Infantry Regiment - 26th Infantry Division. Gonzalo Died April 1st, 1945 and his marked Grave is in Holland at the Netherlands American Cemetry in Margraten, Netherlands. Gonzalo was awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Gonzalo was Drafted straight out of high School then Shipped out to Europe. He was probably 19 years old when died in Europe. Any Info anyone can give me - I would Sincerely Appreciate it. Thank You and Kind Regards Laura


Name: Frank
Email: APUTNEY@si.rr.com
Veteran: Father was in Battle of the Bulge
Date: 07/17/03
Comments: My father, Robert W. (scotty) Putney was a corporal in the 26th inf div, 104th reg, Co B, and fought as a rifleman in the Battle of the Bulge from Dec 17th 1944 to Dec 31st 1944 when he was wounded by shrapnel and also got trenchfoot. A 'Lt Caputo" was one of his buddies I believe. Anybody know my dad, please send me a message at APUTNEY@si.rr.com. Thank You. My name is Frank.


Name: Tom LaNinfa
Email: tomreda77@hotmail.com
Veteran: .Was replacement in Oct 1944
Date: 07/15/03
Comments: I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE YD IN OCTOBER 1944 AS A REPLACEMENT. I DID NOT REALLY KNOW THE AREA IN FRANCE WHERE I WAS IN COMBAT. I WAS WOUNDED, IN OCTOBER 1944. SENT TO HOSPITAL IN ENGLAND, AND RECEIVED PURPLE HEART AND BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR VALOR. IN FEBRUARY 1945, I WAS RELASED FROM HOSPITAL AND WAS DESIGNATED TO NON-COMBATANT STATUS AND WAS ASSIGNED TO US ARMY 8TH AIR CORP. I RETURNED TO STATES IN MARCH OF 1996, FT DEVENS, AND RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY TO RESERVE STATUS. I JUST HEARD OF THIS WEB SITE, AND FOUND OUT WHAT AREA I WAS IN COMBAT. I OF COURSE, IN JUST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, I REALLY DID NOT GET TO KNOW ANYONE.


Name: KELLY J GOODWIN
Email: JANZENOLDS-GMC@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Veteran: 26TH YD CO I AND OR C
Date: 06/14/03
Comments: LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF THE YD 26TH. MY FATHER GLEN C GOODWIN, WAS IN WWII FROM DEC 44 TO JUNE 45. I AM INTERESTED IN ANYONE WHO KNEW HIM, ESPECIALLY TWO PERSONS NAMED HAMBLIN, AND SMOTHERS. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN MORE, IF YOU KNEW HIM, PLEASE WRITE AND TELL ME WHO YOU ARE. DOUGLAS MCDANIEL WAS KILLED NEAR SAATERLAUTERN GERMANY AND THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS WERE THERE AS WELL. THANK YOU ALL


Name: Jim Gaffney
Email: jbgaff42@aol.com
Veteran: USNR 2/61-2/67
Date: 06/03/03
Comments: I'm writing about my father-in-law, Pat Maita,WWII vet. He was wounded on 11/11/44 by a german machine gun. He was in the 3rd army,90th div.,359th regiment,2nd battalion, company C. They had just crossed the mosel river and were headed toward metz when they were hit by 88's.When he was at the aid station they were bringing in wounded replacements that had replaced his replacements. I had a tough time getting this much information as he never likes to talk about it.I think i'm more interested than he is, about WWII.My dad was also in the army but he was in the phillipines. My dad passed away in 1979.If anyone remembers pat, you can write to him thru my email above.thx.jim


Name: Brittany Frailey
Email: My Baby @Yahoo.com
Veteran: My grandfather/ Vietnam Veteran
Date: 05/07/03
Comments: I think that someone should think twice about downing a soldier. Soldiers give us the right to breath. To read an awesome article go to Google.com. Soldiers life. Click on Page 1. Read the awesome article. Salute.


Name: Elmer M Burke
Email: Elm jun burke@ cs.com
Veteran: 19th inf Hawaii --328th inf Europe
Date: 05/06/03
Comments: I would like to contact anyone who was in the 19th infantry, especially HQ Co while it was in training in Hawaii before the war or during the attack. In Germany, after the war I set up and operated the Sudetenland refugee camp at Wiesau. Did any of you who sees this come through that camp? We are getting to be fewer and fewer. Please contact me at the above address.


Name: Linda
Veteran: U.S.N.(R)
Date: 04/23/03
Comments: My Father was in WWII also. He would not talk about it. He was a medic. He only told be the oldest that we had an older brother in Germany. How odd that he wanted us to know only this


Name: Thomas E. Price
Email: thomasepri@msn.com
Date: 04/23/03
Comments: I am searching for a way to find information on my Uncle, Sterling Price, whom (I believe) was in the 104th Infantry Regiment and, therefore, I assume the 26th Infantry Division. I know that he was a combat infantry medic in the European theater during WWII and that he was in France and that he recalled the freezing cold weather during the battle of the bulge. Not sure how best to research this or if there are any offical Divisional Histories printed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Thomas Price thomasepri@msn.com


Name: Nadine O'Neill
Email: nadinebushell@yahoo.com
Date: 04/11/03
Comments: Like most people these days i too am seeking my grandfather whom i knew nothing about. I live in Devon now, but before i was only an hour away from Oxford and your quite right BBC radio is incredibly boring. Not much has changed their i would imagine. May grandfather was named Francis Grogan and was in London in 1944/45. Have no other information on him so would be grateful that if anyone does recognize this name to please contact me. Many thanks.


Name: JoDee Seelhoff
Email: jodeeseelhoff@hotmail.com
Veteran: Virgil D. Seelhoff Company B 90th Division 359th Infantry
Date: 03/30/03
Comments: I am looking for information about my grandfather, Virgil Seelhoff. He was from Nebraska and served in World War II in Company B, 90th Division, 359th Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart, but little else is known about his service to his country. He never spoke of the war while he was alive. I would also be very interested in any information about his company and/or division. I never had the opportunity to know my grandfather but I would still love to get to know his memory.


Name: friend
Email: skatzcat@bellsouth.net
Veteran: battle of carentan war 1944
Date: 03/21/03
Comments: yes i am trying to find info on a young man who fought in the battle of the carentan war in 1944 he was in the 4th infantry division his name is david ray guy if you know anything please get back in touch thank you and God bless you for you efforts


Name: Jeania Peveto
Email: lucas@blackfoot.net
Veteran: M.M. Peveto
Date: 03/17/03
Comments: I enjoyed reading this, it reminded me of some of the things my Daddy told me. He passed away seven years ago. Would it be possible to find out how to get his Army service records? Thank you, Jeania J. Peveto


Name: Peter Scott
Email: ptscott@qwest.net
Date: 03/06/03
Comments: My father, Carson Scott, was a 1st Lt. with Co. A of the 101st in November 1944. He never talked about what happened to him there. Thank you for creating this site because it really gave me good sense of what he must have gone through. If anyone has any specific information, or knows where I can find it, concerning Co. “A “during November 1944 could you please contact me at my email address.


Name: Mike Bennet
Email: Lab7779@CS.com
Veteran: Son of WW2 Veteran
Date: 03/05/03
Comments: My Dad, Doug Bennet,was a POW in Germany. His Unit was Co A 22nd Armored Field Artillery 4th Armored Division. If anyone who reads this was in that unit or knew Sam Grossman,from Los Angeles California, Paul A Polen,Canton Ohio, Al Garavaglia Harpers Woods MI, Bob Warren I think from Ohio, I would really appreaciate you contacting me at my e-mail address. I am trying to find out some information on my Dad during the war. As most Veterans he did'nt speak much about his experiences. Thank you for all you did for this great Nation.


Name: Elvire K. Lanier Fowler
Email: FJAS@msn.com
Veteran: Widow of 1st Lt. Aubrey T. Lanier who was killed in service in Luzon, P.I. Referral: Through Friends of Vets
Date: 02/13/03
Comments: This was really an interesting story. My husband was a liaison pilot with the 111th Airborne Division, and was stationed in New Guinea, Leyete and then Luzon. I did not know much about the European part of the war, and really found this interesting. We need to keep alive the memories of the war and remember what our soldiers went through.


Name: Nathan Mason
Email: nmason@cocentral.com
Veteran: My Dad was in the 26th I D
Date: 01/31/03
Comments: My Dad, Clayton Mason from Virginia, was in the 26th ID. My Dad is still living, he is 78 years old. He recently said he would like to know what happened to some of his buddies and the 26th. One person he spoke of in particular, was a man named Julius Manefesto. Thanks for your time, Nathan Mason


Name: Norris Robins
Email: ndrobins@bigplanet.com
Veteran: nephew of Henry Burton Nelson KIA France 15 Nov. 1944
Date: 01/29/03
Comments: I have been looking for any information related to the 26th infantry division 328th regiment. My uncle, Henry Burton Nelson, served in this division and was killed in action 15 Nov. 1944. Anyone with information that they would like to share with me regarding this subject please e-mail www.ndrobins@bigplanet.com . I enjoyed this web site,thanks for sharing. Norris


Name: Norris Robins
Email: ndrobins@bigplanet.com
Veteran: nephew of Henry Burton Nelson KIA France 15 Nov. 1944
Date: 01/29/03
Comments: I have been looking for any information related to the 26th infantry division 328th regiment. My uncle, Henry Burton Nelson, served in this division and was killed in action 15 Nov. 1944. Anyone with information that they would like to share with me regarding this subject please e-mail www.ndrobins@bigplanet.com . I enjoyed this web site, thanks for sharing. Norris


Name: JIM ROSE
Email: JMR147PG@AOL.COM
Veteran: DAD- TECH SGT. YANKEE DIVISION
Date: 01/23/03
Comments: REAL NICE SITE. I WAS TRYING TO GET INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF THE 26 INFANTRY DIVISION, YANKEE DIVISION. MY DAD FOUGHT, AND MADE IT THROUGH.. HE WAS A COOK. FROM TIME TO TIME HE MENTIONED THE WAR AND SOME OF THE PLACES HE WAS AT. I NOW WOULD LIKE SOME DETAILED INFORMATION AS TO THE CAMPAIGN OF THE YANKEE DIVISION. MY DAD MANUEL ROSE CAME FROM NEW BEDFORD, MASS. IF ANY ONE CAN HELP WITH SOME INFORMATION PLEASE WRITE ME AT JMR147PG@AOL.COM THANKS, AND THANKS TO THE VETS FOR ENDURING HELL DURING WWII.


Name: Mike Lubawski
Email: Mtmgskis@cs.com
Veteran: us air force
Date: 01/17/03
CommentsI would love to find someone out there that may have served with my uncle he is from West Virginia name is Harland Pence I understand that he may have been involved with the battle of the bulge. If you remember him please contact me thank you for all that you all have done for this country


Name: linda bratcher
Email: bratsnmore@cs.com
Date: 01/10/03
Comments: My son kevin randolph is in basic training now and will be graduating from infantry training 2/21/03 i was checking to see if they had any pictures or news on him he is in charlie co. thanx !!!!!


Name: Radolphe Gagnon
Email: Radolphe@webtv.net
Veteran: CMTC 1933-1935
Date: 12/20/02
Comments: I am attempting to secure information regarding the 26th Infantry when it was stationed at Plattsburgh NY. I was in the CMTC training program and played trombone with the 26th Infantry field band in the early-mid 1930s.Would appreciate any info regarding the 26th infantry while at Plattsburgh NY


Name: Melissa Ripley
Email: lilbuzznbee12@cs.com
Date: 12/09/02
Comments: Thank you for everything you have done for our country.


Name: donald rhyne
Email: jrhyne@htc.net
Veteran: 1058th Engrs PC&RG

Date: 12/03/02
Comments: I'm trying to find someone who was at the Bridge of Remagen when it fell ,as I have many pictures of it before and after. This unit was there as The book by Ken Hechler "The Bridge At Remagen" verifys this. Also the 276th engineer combat battalion. The final toll of the collapse was 7kia 18missing whose bodies were never recovered and 3died of the wounds. If you have any info please call 6182818211 don


Name: Merritt King
Email: mking@triplettking.com
Veteran: 1984-1986 8th Engineer Bn, 1st Cav
Date: 11/18/02
Comments: I'd like to personally thank Charlie for his sacrifice in WW II. Some of us do remember our heroic veterans. Thank you !!


Name: joan racher
Email: racher@ntlworld.com
Date: 11/17/02
Comments: my grandfather, who served in w.w.1 apparently suffered from 'wet foot' for the rest of his life. Does anyone know exactly what this entailed?


Name: Gwen Pippin
Email: GwenPippinMusic@aol.com
Date: 11/13/02
Comments: ... this website is a wonderful thing! The memories of these events should not be lost.


Name: sheri pearson
Email: fiesty_red@hotmail.com
Date: 11/12/02
Comments: My Step Dad was in the 42nd Infantry in Austria during WWII. He has, over the years lost items that he had during the war. For example, uniform patches, etc...I have since found patches for him via the internet. We are now looking for awards that the division might have received. If anyone could help, we would greatly appreciate. Thank you


Name: Susan Deans Blanding
Email: shoeshinedeans@aol.com
Date: 11/10/02
Comments: Charlie, Thank you for you significant sacrifice and service to our country at such a young time in your life. Thank God for your safe return and for the value you have always put in living life since. Thank God for the life you and your wife passed on to your own family. I'm glad to know you. Sincerely, Susan Deans Blanding


Name: Eve Burk
Email: boreb99@msn.com
Veteran: Roy W. Brookshire 359th Inf 90th Div (my brother who died in Battle of the Bulge 01-31-45
Date: 11/09/02
Comments: My brother was only there 2 weeks or so before he was killed. I would like to know if anyone was familiar with actions during this time. I enjoyed reading the entries from the veterans and their families.


Name: Dana Boden
Email: dboden1@unl.edu
Veteran: Pfc Harold W. Rippy, 26th Div. 104th Inf. 3rd Bn. Com. M
Date: 10/24/02
Comments: Dad is 76, still lives in Ky. Would love to go back to see & visit where he was late 1944-46 in Germany & Austria. When I was young he talked of the pleasant times (skiing shirtless in the sunny Alps), didn't burden us with the horrors. Talks more now of that & the ifs & whys. Rather like how Hollywood has done too -- the glory movies we (baby boomers) grew up on, compared to the bit more realistic portrayals more recently. There should be special funds, grants, loans veterans could apply for to cover cost of trip to return to region of service as a healing...


Name: GURDEN HABER
Email: HEYHON26@AOL.COM
Veteran: FIFTH INF. DIVTSION
Date: 10/04/02
Comments: HOW WELL I REMEMBER CAMP LUCKY STRIKE. I HAD MY FIRST HAIRCUT IN MONTHS GIVEN TO ME BY THREE GUYS IN MY PLATOON. EACH ONE TOOK THERE TURN CUTTING MY HAIR. IT WAS THE BEST HAIRCUT I EVER GOT.


Name: Betty Allton Miller
Email: blmiller@robsonprop.com
Date: 10/03/02
Comments: My father also served in Europe during WWII. He shared very little of his experience so I was interested in reading what you had to say.


Name: Faye Nell Allton
Email: fnallton@msn.com
Date: 10/03/02
Comments: Great job... Clarke Love you even more for it. And I salute Charlie! FN


Name: Knox Bland
Email: kbland@netdoor.com
Veteran: wwii and Korean war vet
Date: 09/19/02
Comments: I went thru Camp Lucky Strike in the late winter of 1945 with the 633rd Tank Destroyer Bn. We only got in the tail end of the war and was in Czechslovakia at the end. I shipped back thru same camp in June 1945 and sailed on a liberty ship to states. I served all of 1952 in Korea with the 1st Field Artillery Observation Bn.


Name: Howard W McCord
Email: muttisapup@earthlink.net
Veteran: Ex-POW Stalag IV-B, VIII-A,& XI-B
Date: 09/08/02
Comments: Hi, You have a great web site. I was captured in the Battle of the Bulge. I was with the 7th Arm Division. Would like to hear from any one that was in StalagIV-B, VIII-A, XI-B. Thanks, H W McCord muttisapup@earthlink.net


Name: Roger Webb
Email: RLWebb@aol.com
Veteran: son of 101st Regt. veteran
Date: 08/07/02
Comments: Enjoyed the personal recollections and history. My father was in the Anti-Tank company of the 101st.


Name: Robert Fitzgerald
Email: bobbyfitz2001@yahoo.com
Veteran: HQ, 26th Infantry Division (YD)
Date: 07/09/02
Comments:
I enjoyed reading about your father's experience in WWII serving with the Yankee Division. I served with the 26th from 1987 until it's deactivation ceromony in Boston. I came to the division on Camp Edwards right off of active duty. I served for three years in the 26th Aviation Brigade's S2 section. I then went to OCS and after I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant I served the next 3 years as a MI Officer in the Divisions G2 section. After the deactivation of the Division, I went to the 42nd DIVARTY S2 section of the 42nd Mechanized Infantry Division.


Name: Elmer A Mattox
Email: elmajeannimer@aol.com
Veteran: 283rd Engineer Combat Battalion---11th Co 4th Training Regt ASTP
Date: 07/05/02
Comments: I certainly enjoyed reading this account of World War II. It brought back many memories. I fought the Battle of Benning with ASTP basic training 1943 and early 1944, Univ of Pennsylvania, then to Camp Butner to 283rd Engineer Combat Battalion. We went to England in September 1944 and to Cherbourg Christmas Day 1944. We were assigned to the 66th Infantry Division near Lorient in Brittany. We later went to Germany in the Cologne area where we built a Bailey bridge across the Rhine River. I spent the next year in various parts of Germany. A few years ago I put together my memoirs in a book, Olive Drab Memories. One of the chapters is entitled The Battle of Benning. Thank you for sharing this with me.


Name: James Haahr
Email: books1924@cs.com
Veteran: Company C, 101st Infgantry, 26th Division
Date: 06/09/02
Comments: I just returned from France including three days where we were in October and November 1944, including Hill 310, which I managed to climb with 77 year old legs. Things have not changed all that much, but the Church has a new roof. I very much want to contact anyone who was in the 1st Battalion of the 101st (and of course Company C) who cam help me locate with precision where we were entrenched in the October lull, and which hill we attacked down on October 22 in support of the 104th. I have good information on Hill 310. I am quite sure Company C or elements of it was on a hill just outside Juvrecourt near the road between Juvrecourt and Xanrey but could not climb it in search of foxholes because of the mud. Shades of 1944. I believe the companies of the 1st Battalion were dispersed in October, with perhaps Company B operating just west of Bezange-la-Petite. I am anxious to correspond with anyone with knowledge of our positions. My trip helped and I rented a car and visited 12 villages in the area including four that were occupied by the Germans in October and from which we were regularly shelled. I have the maps downloaded with hill heights and place names which I will send by e-mail on request to assist in recollections. Hope to hear from the troops. Regards to all, Jim Haahr, Company C. 101st.


Name: kenneth Christiansen
Email: christak@grinnell.edu
Veteran: 41st armored infantry 2nd armored
Date: 05/31/02
Comments: I found your memoirs very interesting. A lot brought back familiar memories. If you would like I will send you my wartime memoirs. Ken


Name: antoinette potaczek
Email: aredrose41@yahoo.com
Veteran: alois potaczek
Date: 05/09/02
Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON MY FATHER ALOIS POTACZEK I HAVE A PHOTO OF HIM AT THE HEAD OF THE TABLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY 1944 SAYS #RD INFANTRY FORT BENNING ON HIS HONORABLE DISCHARGE IT SAYS COMPANY A 275th INFANTRY HE WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION IN SICILY IN 43AND IN ITALY THE 1st OF NOV HE WAS A SERGEANT HIS CAPT WAS LELAND E RICE ANY INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AS HE IS GONE FROM US NOW EMAIL ME @ aredrose41@yahoo.com


Name: Ken Plants
Email: kjpjr@aol.com
Date: 04/28/02
Comments: My Dad served in the 101st C company in WWII. I am trying to trace any information about him His name was Kenneth Jack Plants and he went by Jack, Thanks for any help


Name: Dan S. Wages
Email: DanW981568@aol.com
Veteran: 101st Inf Regt, Co. G
Date: 04/19/02
Comments: Since Charlie was in Company F and I was in Company G we were, of course, in the same battalion. I joined the YD in mid November 1944 as a replacement and was a BAR man throughout the war. Wounded in mid-December, I was sent to England to the hospital and returned to my company in early February 1945 and stayed with the the YD until the end of the war. My village in Czechoslovakia was Vadkov, not far from Netolice mentioned by Charlie.

I have only read through Charlie's account once, very quickly, but I intend to go back to it more carefully and check out map positions where he was and where I was. I was hoping to get information on the battalion's two week position in what we called the "pot and pan factory" in Saarbruken—a memorable experience—but apparently Charlie was back in the hospital at that time.

As it happens, I discovered on the death of my mother that my parents had saved all of the letters I wrote home during the war, and I have just transcribed them into my computer and plan to print them out for my sons. I was surprised to see how often I wrote, and in what detail—except for the periods of combat, when censorship, lack of time, and lack of paper prevented any extended descriptions.


Name: richard somers
Email: rhsomers@snet.net
Date: 04/02/02
Comments: I was neighbor of Charlie. It was a surprise to come across this wonderful web-site. Brings back a lot of memories. Thanks.


Name: Michael Kass
Email: ringlordii@hotmail.com
Veteran: SGT, US Army, 1990-Pres.
Date: 03/25/02
Comments: Very nice site - your story is very interesting - enjoyed reading it.


Name: Christian Theis
Email: christiantheis@yahoo.com
Veteran: born 1980 in Luxembourg/Europe
Date: 03/22/02
Comments: If we really want to commit ourselves to keep up the memory of World War II and prevent history from repeating itself, we have to move beyond bitter feelings and antagonism. Important now are only the misery and the personal dimension of war. We have to concentrate on the people that witnessed and had to live through these terrible times. Whether they were civilians or soldiers, whether they fought on one side or on the other, is less important. What matters is, that we remember them and try to learn from their experiences. I encourage all veterans to go out and talk about their lifes. I am not telling them to only talk about their experiences in the war, but to share the stories of their entire life. There is so much to be learned form our elders and we should take advantage of it while we can. Every time somebody dies, even though they live on in our memories, we lose a piece of history. The departing take some of their knowledge and stories to the grave, and it becomes the younger generation's duty to pick up their story, and make sure the history they were part of does not end.

This is the task of an organization like the 'U.S. Veterans Friends'. We are not only studying the history of World War II, we are creating a valuable link between people, of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to further the understanding of each other's history, because it is an important step in creating, what so many people in World War II died for, PEACE.


Name: James Haahr
Email: books1924@cs.com
Veteran: C Company - 101st Infantry Regiment
Date: 03/16/02
Comments: Going to France in mid-April 2002 and will spend three days in Hill 310 area and south of there. I am specifically interested in hearing from any vet who can tell me specifically where the 1st Battalion of the 101st went into the front line the night of October 16/17 and where the limited attack on October 22 was carried out. Was it just outside Juvrecourt? I do not need any info on Hill 310 area or Moyenvic. Many thanks. Jim Haahr


Name: CHARLES D. CURLEY, JR
Email: E38TH@AOL.COM
Date: 03/14/02
Comments: EXCELLENT STORY. A COPY SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ARMY HISTORICAL RECORDS AT CARLISLE, PA. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR RECORDS LIKE YOURS. aS AN INFANTRY PLATOON LEADER, I CAN APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN. I SUVIVED FROM NORMANDY TO PILSEN LOSING NINE MEN KILLED AND 42 WOUNDED. WROTE A BOOK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES CALLED "HOW A NINETY DAY WONDER SURVIVED THE WAR" GOOD LUCK.


Name: JAMES C. JONES
Email: sgtjones1945@aol.com
Veteran: MEMBER 23RD IR, 2ID 1940--1945 ETO
Date: 03/13/02
Comments: A wonderful web site. I enjoyed the pics very much. I was never stationed at any of the Camps. I landed Omaha Beach 7 June, 44 and returned thru Marsalis,(sp) France, Sept., 1945.


Name: Matthew Cramer
Email: matthewjc76@hotmail.com
Veteran: Great-Nephew PFC Herbert "Junie" Cane
Date: 03/12/02
Comments: I am looking for information on the 101st Infantry, 26th Division and specifically the actions that took place 8 to 10 November 1944. My great-uncle was a paratrooper, but following a broken leg during his final check-out jump was transferred to the 26 YD. His training bases included: Camp Robinson, AR; Fort Benning, GA; Camp Hamilton, TX; and Fort Jackson, SC. He went overseas in July-Aug 1944. He was originially MIA on 10 Nov, but updated shortly thereafter to KIA. Family rumors state he was shelled by German 88s in a church in Moyenvic, France. If anyone has any information or contact ideas on acquiring this information, I'd appreciate it. Thanks you for your time.


Name: Roger and Beverly Staley
Email: BevMS423@aol.com
Veteran: Navy WWII
Date: 03/08/02
Comments: Interesting---and nicely assembled.


Name: OSCAR W. JENSEN
Email: owj@msn.com
Veteran: 26th Div, 101st Inf Reg, Hq Co
Date: 03/06/02
Comments: Have been looking for a web site that has names and addresses for YD men. Have wondered what happened to some of the old members of our wire team. Joined the YD in Nov 44 just after Hill 410 as a replacement. Got most of my training in the deserts of the Southwest! Had a great visit along the YD path a few years ago with my son and son-in-law. The people we found as hosts in Luxembourg were wonderful. Was lucky to come out of the war without injury, but will admit I was scared as hell many times. Looking back, it was an experience I would never regret. Have been a member of the YD Vets Assoc in Boston even though my home has always been here in Wash State. Wonderful way to keep in touch!


Name: Jeff Stewart
Email: jeffastewart@hotmail.com
Date: 02/08/02
Comments: My father, Harold J. Stewart 1919-1996, and his brother Frank E. Stewart KIA Nov.22,1944 #37667989, were both with the 104th Infantry, 26th Infantry Division in the area around Dueize, France. Both took the "Redball Express" to the front, at that time Nancy, France. My father was positioned in the area around Dueize before being sent back with "trench foot" in early November. I am not sure what outfit he or his brother were with but was told few if any of their comrades made it back. If anyone has more information on these men or their outfits please contact me. jeffastewart@hotmail.com


Name: Patsy Olsen
Email: patsys_cute
Date: 02/05/02
Comments: ok I say that trench foot is a bad thing and you should know how to treat it well go to Geneva on line look up trench foot it tells you a lot.


Name: Robert L. Fraser
Email: fraser@elltel.net
Veteran: 26th Infantry Division (yankee Division)
Date: 02/04/02
Comments: Like you I was born in 1924. I entered the army in February, 1944. I joined the Yankee Division in August, 1943 while it was at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. Sailed on the Saturnia to Europe on August 27th, 1943. I was in the MP Platoon of the division, and went all the way through Europe with the the division, earning a Purple Heart in Esch Sur La Sure, in Luxembourg. I know Hill 310 very well. The 101st took many casualties there in early November, 1944. I ended up in Czech Rep in May.1945


Name: Stephen Swain
Email: sswain@bigpond.net.au
Date: 02/03/02
Comments: I had just read "Band of Brothers" by Stephen E Ambrose, and wondered what trench foot was and how to treat it. So I did a search and found this site amongst many others. I started reading and found it quite interesting. I'm glad you have recorded this and allowed others to read it. There are so many people in this world with important stories to tell, and it's a shame that the majority are lost forever. Thank you.


Name: Jessica
Date: 01/30/02
Comments: Interesting...I love the history of the World Wars...I think that they are fascinating.


Name: Joe Haymes
Email: Jhaymes724@aol.com
Veteran: E Co., 101st Infantry, 26th Division
Date: 01/29/02
I didn't know you went to sniper school. So did I. I did my combat time as a sniper, and it was pretty interesting work.


Name: Joe Haymes
Email: Jhaymes724@aol.com
Veteran: E Company, 101st Inf. 26th Division
Date: 01/29/02
Comments: I have a photo of our company at Ft. Benning here under the glass. I am number 13 from the left, third row from the top. Where are you? In fron of me, slightly to the left, is D. C. Finney, now Dr. D. C. Finney. Is that Carlin kneeling on the very left?


Name: NORMAN SHOEMAKER
Email: NS36486@AOL.COM
Veteran: WAS IN G CO 104 FROM 43 TILL DEC45
Date: 01/08/02
Comments: I JOINED G COMPANY 104 INF IN THE SUMMER OF 43 AT CAMP CAMPELL KYWAS WITH THEM TENN MANOVERS HAS A BUNCH OF GUYS FROM THE ASTP JOINED US THERE AN THEN ON TO FORT JACKSON S CAROLINS AN SONE TRAINING THERE ON TO GAMP CHANKES AN THEN OVER SEAS ON THE USS ARGENTINA HAD VERY SOUR APPLES IN NORMANDY THEN WE RELIVED THE 4 ARMOREDON THE FRONT LINES I WAS WOUNDES THE 22 DAY OF OCT 44 BACK TO THE uk REJOINED IN GERMANY ON TO CZECKSLOVIKA NEAR BUDJOVICEWHERE THE RUSKIES the 87 replaced the next day on to austria an then ti camp luckey strike an then on the uss rock hill victory then home


Name: Marc Fecteau
Email: marc.fecteau@state.me.us
Date: 01/04/02
Comments: Excellent tribute to your dad. My father was with the 26th Reconnaissance Troop so therefore I believe that the 26th was the finest Division in the Armed Services. I can tell you from first hand knowledge that the people of Luxembourg have not forgotten what our fathers did for them. Guy's tribute is certainly evident of that, but I met some of these people and saw how they respect and remember the American GI's.


Name: Jim Abrahamson
Email: mabrahamson@msn.com
Veteran: Son of WWI veteran
Date: 12/14/01
Comments: My father was in Company A , 26th Infantry. He was decorated with a silver star, purple heart and has 5 battle ribbons including Argonne. I noted a recent movie "Lost Batallion" which was in the Argonne forest. I do not think he was the lost batallion but do believe that he was part of that campaign in some form. He was discharged on 9-24-19. I would like to find some resource material that I could read that would give me some idea of where he was. I know it was traumatic for him and from what I can find on the 26th Infantry "the yankee division" it would seem that they went through some pretty rough times. Any help would be much appreciated.


Name: Karah Scott
Email: 8122408048@vtext.com
Date: 12/04/01
Comments: I miss my best friend, David Snodgrass. Next year I'm joining the Indiana Army National Guard. I get to choose where I go for Basic Training so I was checking out you sense David is there for BT. Thanks, Karah Scott


Name: Thomas Magalhaes
Email: tmagalhaes2@home.com
Date: 12/01/01
Comments: My dad was with company E 18th Infantry in world war 2 from late Dec,1945 March 19, 1945 KIA. On Feb. 6th he was awarded a Bronze Star with a bronze oak leaf cluster. I 've been trying to find out his units movements in that time period. If there s any WW2 vets that may have been in the 18th regiment your response would be more then welcome.

Tom Magalhaes


Name: Gordon Yahnka
Email: patriot321@msn.com
Date: 12/01/01
Comments: My father was in 26th inf. div.


Name: Kevin Dolgin
Email: kdolgin@club-internet.fr
Date: 11/09/01
Comments: Thank you for this, this is fascinating. My grandfather served with the 104th regiment, company B. He was wounded on December 7, 1944, I assume somewhere around Réderching. He is quite elderly now (92), and I am trying to piece together details of his month of combat. I live in France, and could help anyone who is also looking for local information. I would greatly appreciate any information.


Name: Carole Elizabeth Bradley
Email: ceb1422@juno.com
Date: 10/10/01
Comments: I was born on my brother's 16th birthday. When he was 18, Marion Blanton Bradley joined the Navy. Said he wanted to ride over, not walk. He played the trumpet in the John Marshall High School cadet corp band in Richond, Virginia, so he was assigned the job of waking everyone up each morning on the his ship, the USS Admiral R. E. Koontz. A lot of his time was spent painting this troop carrier. He returned to Richmond in 1946 and began working for the RF&P Railroad. He married and had two children. He died in November, 1995.


Name: Scott and Grace Harlow
Email: Crest746@aol.com
Date: 09/23/01
Comments: Glad you let us know about it. I (when a draftee) wondered the same thing thing about reflections at night or the sun at day from those GI spectacles. Scott


Name: E TASS. Email: ept253@yahoo.com
Veteran: 26th Div., l01st Reg., H Company
Date: 09/21/01
Comments: Does anyone have details of the travels of the 101st after Moynvec in ll/44???


Name: Ernie T. Email: ept253@yahoo.com
Veteran: pfc, 26th div, l0lst rgmt., H co.From Ft. Devens, 8/43
Date: 09/21/01
Comments: From Ft. Devens to Ft. Benning (8/43) to Northeastern Univ.to Cherbourg, 9/44 to Moynvic, 6/45 to Nancy Evac Hospital, 11/44 to Camp Edwards and discharged 6/45. GI Bill for 5 years. Any contacts out there? Would like details of travels of the 101st after 11/44 and Moynvic, esp. H Company.


Name: Ernie Tassinari
Email: ept253@yahoo.com
Veteran: 26th Div, 101st reg, H Company
Date: 09/21/01
From Ft.Benning in 8/43--Northeastern University--Cherbourg, 9/44--Moyenvic...Evac. Hospital, Nancy, 11/9/45---Discharged, 6/27/45---GI Bill, 2 degrees---self-employed for 44 years as a public accountant---now retired in Mass. Does anyone have a history of some type of the 101st after Moyenvic??? Anyone from the 101st? From H Company?


Name: Doris Koenig
Email: doriekoenig@yahoo.com
Veteran: Daughter of Lt. Colonel Glenn L. Koenig
Date: 09/16/01
Comments: Dad was Army Infantry, received many purple hearts and the bronze star. He was one of the 17 men who survived the Battle of the Buldge. He was in the Yankee Division, 2nd Infantry. My email is doriekoenig@yahoo.com Please send me any info you might have concerning my now deceased father.Thank you for your kindness.


Name: Denise Cloonan MacFarlane
Email: demac9196@yahoo.com
Date: 09/10/01
Comments: I searched for 45 minutes looking for site that may help me find the people who served w/ my grandfather. Did you know Seargent Thom. J. Cloonan of Boston, MA. He would have been at least 12 years older than you. Denise


Name: Stephen A. Tilley
Email: SATilley5G90
Veteran: Allison J. Tilley (Father) 101st Infantry
Date: 08/11/01
Comments: My father died in 1965 when I was 11 years old. He never spoke of the war, and neither did my mother who passed away in 1999. All I am aware of is that he served in Company B of the 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division. I am looking for some history of the 101st Regiment and if you could help I would appreciate it.


Name: Clarence Stein
Email: dink4@bellsouth.net
Veteran: James E. Conley pvt. 104th regt. 26th inf. div. Referral:
Date: 08/10/01
Comments: Hi: My father Pvt. James Conley was in the 104th regiment of the 26th infantry division. He was killed in action on Dec. 8, 1944 in France. I would like to contact anyone who can give me information on what company he was in and where he is buried at in the states. I would also like to know what medals or awards he was entitled to. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can give me any information. Thanks Jim Conleys son Clarence Stein


Name: Joe Haymes
Email: Jhaymes724@aol.com
Veteran: Veteran of E Company, 101st Infantry
Date: 07/25/01
Comments: My record is similar to yours: Ft. Benning, Northeastern U., Tennessee, Ft. Jackson, overseas on the SS Saturnia. E Company Sniper (I was picked out individually.) Had some interesting jobs as a sniper in the Lorraine area in France. Wounded at hill 310, went to England to recuperate, returned to E Company in Germany. Came home with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. This April I went back to France --and Belgium and Luxembourg -- and retraced our progress from Cherbourg to Bastogne. The area around Moyenvic (just below Hill 310) had not changed at all.


Name: Norman Gittleson
Email: NEGittleson@CBS.com
Veteran: Manny Karasik HQ. Comp., 2nd Battalion,328th Infantry Reg. 26th Inf. DivInfantry
Date: 07/11/01
Comments: Very interesting. My Uncle, Emanuel Karasik was with the YD from Spring '42, thru summer of '45. He was a combat infantryman with HQ Co, 2nd battalion 328th Infantry Regiment, 26 Inf. Div.


Name: William Ripley
Email: snafu947@yahoo.com
Date: 06/19/01
Comments: Hello. I just wanted to say thank you to the gentleman (you know who you are) for recommending I look at this site. I enjoyed reading through it. If there are any other veterans of WWII who read this, drop me a line. I have a few questions about your time in service I would like to ask you. Thank you to all. Wm.T. Ripley


Name: Ruth Fairchild Wright
Email: dwwrfw176@aol.com
Date: 06/12/01
Comments: Charlie and I were classmates in Milford High School in 1943. We never saw much of each other as we had different courses but it was a good class and we had lots of fun but it was during World War II and that made it difficult to have some things like a Prom etc. but we all graduated and went our separate ways and now 60 years is coming up it just doesn't seem possible. It is nice to start to get in touch with some of the class after all these years. Keep up the good work Charlie and keep in touch.


Name: Tom Ogden
Email: ogdento@hotmail.com
Veteran: S Sgt John A. Simons - 101st Inf, Co. F
Date: 06/11/01
Comments: Thank you Charlie for such great information about the capture of Hill 310 and what might have happened to my uncle John. I am 29 years old and lucky to never have experienced war firsthand. I am dumbfounded by what you men had to endure over there, and how you did it so bravely, and you all have my deepest respect and admiration. God bless you all, Tom


Name: MIMI NORTHEN HOLT
Email: EVENTS111@AOL.COM
Date: 06/09/01
Comments: clarke, what a special web site and gift for your dad. charlie,you are one handsome soldier.....phew! this is really impressive and i wish you'd collaborate on a novel. thanks for sharing this with me! love, Mimi


Name: Craig Sanders
Email: craigsanders2000@aol.com
Date: 05/11/01
Comments: Mr. Clarke, Thanks for this wonderful, vivid account of your experience. While not a veteran myself, I've worked a number of years in war/conflict situations around the world (in the humanitarian business) and have therefore developed a fascination for first-person accounts of conflict. Your's is among the best I've seen and I would think would be well worth publishing in hardcopy. Many thanks again. Respectfully, CS


Name: C. Wm. Cornelssen
Email: tracks@skyhigh.com
Veteran: Company M, 101st infantry
Date: 04/22/01
Comments: I am or was a friend of your dad, having met him , I believe at Fort Devins in early August 1943. We had both just graduated from high school and had turned eighteen.. We became fast friends at the time and traveled together by troop train to Fort Benning Georgia. We both kept a diary of that, our first trip in the Army. Perhaps you still have it. My recollections fail me but I believe we were also in the same company for basic training and I further believe he attended Northeastern with me in Boston. If This all sounds logical, please let me know and I will see if this old brain can again be put in memory mode. All the best, Bill Cornelssen


Name: Neal "Specks"Burdette
Email: specks@greenapple.com
Veteran: C 101  WWII
Date: 03/26/01
Comments: You've got my picture, actually Bob King's, on your site. The picture of the abandoned church at the base of hill 310. We left from there to run the krauts off 310 and I was back again 11/11/44 when it was a battalion Aid Station.


Name: James Haahr
Email: Books1924@cs.com
Veteran: Company C - 101st Infantry Regiment
Date: 03/26/01
Comments: I too came back to Newport News on the Chapel Hill Victory from Lucky Strike following occupation in Enns, Austria which formed the boundary between the US and Russian Zones of Occupation. Great memoir by F Company's Green. Enjoyed it very much. I also was a victim or Hill 310.


Name: George C. Renner II
Email: gcr3000@msn.com
Date: 03/06/01
Comments: Hi, My Dad served in the 104th Inf L company. Like Charlie, he has always hinted at things but never spoken up much. He is now going to be 80 and believe it or not, I his son will only be 33! I am trying to collect data on the web and any where else to help piece together things, and if any of his buddies are still kicking around. Saw the web site and admit it is a lot better than some sponsored sites out there and very informative. Well I'll contact you later with more talk after to talking with Dad. Have a good day and thank you for your service! George II


Name: Robert L Fraser
Email: fraser@ellensburg.com
Veteran: MP Platoon, Div. Hdq. 26th Divison
Date: 02/24/01
Comments: I noted that your father sailed to Europe on the Saturnia on 8-27-44.We went together. We left Camp Shanks, NJ and sailed from NY on the 27th in a huge convoy. The weather was beautiful, and there were card games on the deck, all the way over. Your father was born in 1925, and I came forth in 1924. I was in the ASTP at Princeton University, and when that folded I was assigned to the 26th, I was put in the MP Platoon of the Division Headquarters Company. I got the Purple Heart while in the Bulge, and went the whole way with the Division. I went back to school after the war ending up a lawyer, with a long career. ending up a District Judge. I have been married to the same girl for 53 years. It has been good to hear of your father. Good luck, Bob Frasert.


Name: Carmen D Rivera
Email: CarmenDRivera@hotmail.com
Veteran: Mike Costa Sr was in this division in WWII
Date: 02/23/01
Comments: How can I find information on the 104th infantry regiment division of this division in WWII? Ms Carmen D Rivera


Name: Doug Ebbert
Email: doug.ebbert2@verizon.net
Veteran: son of Sgt. Earl Ebbert
Date: 02/19/01
Comments: Gentlemen, Congratulations and thank you for your excellent writings that have brought me closer to my fathers memories, as you detail many things that have been unknown to me as my father has been gone since '87, and he never spoke much about the war to us. I have recently become interested in investigating this period in his life before it becomes lost forever, and as I leafed through his old field medical kit which he kept his papers and medals of his time in the Army, I decided to see what I could find on the internet and came upon this site. Imagine how excited I was when I read your entry on the trip from NYC on the Saturnia, bound for Cherbourg, and I came upon a Troop Assignment Card / Meal Ticket, with my fathers writing on the back that said " Aug 27 44 to Sept 7 44 - SS Saturnia. Thanks for sharing your memories. Doug Ebbert Bel Air, MD son of - Sgt. Earl W. Ebbert 101st Infantry Third Battalion Company L


Name: Mary Mikkelsen
Email: lavina@ccil.org
Date: 02/15/01
Comments: Fantastic, Charlie and Clarke. I'm so glad you did it.


Name: Tara J (Boyle) LoRusso
Email: tjbbl@hotmail.com
Veteran: daughter of SSargeant Ray Boyle 101st Co E
Date: 02/15/01
Comments: Thanx so much for sharing your memories...my dad died in 1972 and because we were young we never learned much about his experiences in Europe. From your accounts it sounds as though companies E & F fought together frequently. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the freedom I enjoy today....and from the kind of regular guy you seem to be the chance that if my dads path crossed yours....you strengthened each other.


Name: Patricia Moynahan Mullins
Email: mpmullins@aol.com
Date: 02/14/01
Comments: Charlie, This is indeed wonderful. You and I must talk about my Dad's experiences as a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corp. He was a navigator on a B17; was shot down over Germany and spent 10 months as a POW (was in Barth on the beautiful Baltic as he used to say) when I was born and did not find out how lucky he was for awhile. Could not help notice that you shipped out on Aug 27, 1944. My birthday was 2 days later. Thanks so much for sharing this part of you story with us. Much love to a special friend. Patricia


Name: THOMAS KARL
Email: MORTIMERSNERD52@YAHOO.COM
Comments: Hello and thank you for a very nicely done web site. The personal aspect of this time and place is very much appreciated as my father never talked much about it. His name was Sylvester Karl and was with the 26th Recon., 1st platoon.

Again, thanks for sharing. Thomas Karl


Name: Chip Cary
Email: sledjr59@aol.com
Date: 02/13/01
Comments: The ideas are wonderful. I do miss you all so very much. I know I don't write as often as I should, but will try to do better. I would love to hear from all of you. The family picture is beautiful and the tribute to Aunt Shirlie made me teary eyed. I love you all. Chip


Name: Alice Eells
Email: jheells@erols.com
Date: 02/12/01
Comments: I have always known that Charlie and Shirley were special people. Reading this has made a lasting impression. I will always hold a special place in my heart for both Charlie and Shirley.


Name: William B. Cary
Email: rebicary@GTE.net
Date: 02/12/01
Comments: GREAT '''' ....


Name: Lorene F. Cary (aunt Renee0
Email: rebicary@GTE.net
Date: 02/12/01
Comments: Wonderful, every family should have this kind of service history for each family member that serviced his or her country


Name: Foster Hayes
Email: hfhayes@erols.com
Date: 02/11/01
Comments: I look forward to reading all about Charlie's adventures.


Name: Lou Mikkelsen
Email: loumikk@inorbit.com
Date: 02/11/01
Comments: Good job, soldier! From my vantage point in the tail gun compartment of a B-26 I used to look down and feel sorry for you guys. After surviving the German fighters and the flak for an hour or so, I could look forward to a warm bed at night.


Name: David Dustan
Email: thedustans@aol.com
Date: 02/09/01
Comments: Thanks for sharing this information. It is important that any information, no matter how trivial it may seem to the writer, be shared. I found this story very interesting and entertaining. I and all Americans owe an awful lot to those like Charlie Green. Count me as one who says that all these men and women are heroes. Thank you!
David Dustan Shoreline, WA


Name: Guy Ries
Email: gries@pt.lu
Date: 02/09/01
Comments: Very good site. A great tribute to one of the brave men.


Name: Ron Bleed
Email: ron.bleed@hotmail.com
Date: 02/09/01
Comments: Wonderful job. I have done something very similar with a book and audio tape of my father's WWII stories. You have inspired me to take those materials and create a web page.


Name: Joey Casey
Email: Orchid51@aol.com
Date: 02/09/01
Comments: How wonderful ... of course I knew Clarke was a pretty terrific person, so, I'm not surprised to find that his dad is such a special person too. My dad served in the infantry, Rainbow Division, I wish he was alive so that I could have worked with him on a project like this. My father in law was a Flying Tiger--now, I am inspired ... now ... I see the work is to begin.


Name: Martha Sherrod
Email: MBSherrod@aol.com
Date: 02/08/01
Comments: Charlie,this is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it with me. What a wonderful gift of love from your children. It is great that your memory recalls all of the events. I don't believe mine is that good any more. Take care, Martha


Name: Jean Haven
Date: 02/07/01
Comments: I usually stay away from anything to do with war but this I read from beginning to end and enjoyed every minute of it. What a wonderful father-son project, done by two very special people. Though I only know Charlie (from High School days), Clarke must be very special too in order to have put this together. Thanks to both of you.


Name: norman
Email: shoemaker
Date: 02/07/01
Comments: I joined g company at Camp Campbell in the summer of 43 then to Tenn. maneuvers in in Jan of 44 then to fort Jackson trained there then to camp shanks NJ shipped over seas on the US Argentina landed at Cherbourg sit out in the orchards of Normandy them we joined the 3 army an relived the 4 armored div I was wounded 22 day of Oct at bezanla pete sent back to the UK healed sent back to G company in Germany wound up in budjovice czeckslovika 2 of the guys got in a fire fight with the rushing killed 2 of them next day was sent to Austria head quarters was at Lintz then home on the USS victory rock hill victory discharged Jan 4 46


Name: Al Burke
Email: bigal104@aol.com
Date: 02/07/01
Comments: I joined the YD in Camp Blanding and due to frost bite (which I still have), ended up with an Anti-aircraft Bn. I am in touch with several guys from D Co. and we get together each Memorial Day, although the heads are getting grayer and we have lost a few, but we will still meet on Memorial Day if all goes well. I really enjoyed you web site.


Name: Greg Engel
Email: gsengel@fas.harvard.edu
Date: 02/07/01
Comments: Amazing website; I'm glad that this story has been passed on, and I'd urge you to keep a hard copy for generations to come. I'm sure there will be some young folk in that picture who will be proud to read this to their children. This story is incredibly inspiring. Thank you. Sincerely, Greg Engel


Name: Joan Holliday
Email: dochollisv@aol.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: I have surfed the entire web site and found myself getting caught up in the colorful descriptions of a very poignant time of life. I was brought into the reality of how much our fathers have given us---so many life-threatening experiences and unknowns. I loved the scene with "Grandma", The Lucky Strike Camp, the bag of letters and the Trench Foot scenes. Some of them reminded me of stories my father still tells----I plan to share the stories with him. Thank you for this sensitive, appreciative and renewing depiction of a time we all need to remember.


Name: Harry E. Kirby
Email: Kirboat@AOL.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: This is a very nice web site...very well done. Congratulations! Your experiences closely resemble mine. Ft. Benning basic, ASTP_(Univ of Maine), Tenn maneuvers, Ft Jackson, Chebourg and Normandy. I recently got a photo of my ship, the SS Argentina (I went over and returned on the same ship). Hospital in Paris, Hospital in England, Back to US on same ship I went over on, landing in Boston and going within sight of my Md. home enroute to Georgia hospital. Dating English Girl (who is still a friend and visited my wife and I in FL last Oct.). We've been back to Europe 3 times since the war and visited the places in France and Luxembourg where we fought.


Name: Tom Sandusky
Email: tsandusky@aol.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: Have known Charlies's sons and daughter for many years, and always knew them to be exceptional, loving and talented individuals./ Clark's web site is just another example of those characteristics, and team talent. I know how proud Charlie is of this, and of his children. He is a truly fortunate man!


Name: Faye Nell Allton
Email: rfnallton@rectec.net
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: I think this story is a great tribute from a son to his father. FN


Name: Joe Haymes
Email: Jhaymes724@aol.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: Wonderful. Enjoyed every minute. My army experience paralleled Cahrlie Green amazingly. (Except I did become a combat sniper.)Went to a hospital in England about the same time -- 88mm got me, just in time, because my trench foot was getting bad.--My wound was November 8, on the slopes of Hill 310, just beyond Moyenvic. When Roosevelt died I was in Thionville, France, on my way back to the company. I didn't get to go home with the division because my time in the hospital caused me to miss 5 points (one battle star, I think)A good friend of mine in E Company was transferred to F Company after they took such a beating. He went over as a squad leader. Name is Jim Creech. he lives in North Carolina now, and we write often. You really made me remember Ft. Benning, Boston, Murfreesboro (in the rain), Ft. Jackson, Camp Shanks, the SS Saturnia, with the Italian crew, the hedgerows, taking over from Fourth Armored Division, night patrols (I was a regular)and rain, cold and trench foot. Can I get your mailing address? I want to send you some of my stories, if you would like to read them.


Name: Mary Allen
Email: MAllen4543@aol.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: It is late so I have just glanced at this site. It is especially interesting to me as I am just about to sell my home in Normandy to return to England. I lived near Caen, 1.5kms from the beach at St. Aubin sur Mere. Were you anywhere near there? I know the beaches pretty well by now and always find my visits there inspiring.


Name: Arthur and Fay
Email: FNunnally@aol.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: Thanks for sending this to us. When we meet someone later in life, there is so much we don't know about them. Thanks for sharing some of your life story with us.


Name: Jay Brown
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: Charlie, I enjoyed very much and a lot of work must have gone into creating. I'm sure, it's one of those things you'll never forget. And most of all, it has substance which most of what we get in email and on the WEB does not have. jayb.


Name: Yolande Long Fallen
Email: yolande7453@hotmail.com
Date: 02/06/01
Comments: What a magnificent tribute to a very special person!


Name: ME. Millard
Email: mmillard@ns.sympatico.ca
Comments: If my Dad was still alive he would have loved this type of interaction. All my life I grew up listening to stories about the war. I have heard him referred to a a walking wounded. It affected him so deeply, (how could it not?) that a day did not go by when we didn't have a story. Many were repeated again and again. Not all bad, sometimes the humorous bits. He kept records of all the mine fields he dug up, all the bombs he dismantled and all the Bailey bridges he built. Before he died he shipped it all to the war museum in Ottawa. The last Christmas he was alive, I was able to get home to visit and he opened up about some of the things he saw and the horrible pain started to show. Pictures of a prison camp he was the first to enter and desperate "walking dead" inside. Congratulations on a wonderful idea.

 

Home | Contents | View Guestbook | Facts & Links | Contact Charlie





 

 

Home

Contents

Milford

Enlistment

Fort Benning

Christmas

F Company

Over There

Our Commander

The Front Line

Hill 310

Trench Foot

To Oxford

Luxembourg

Replacement Depots

Occupation

Netolice

One Lonely Soldier

Camp Lucky Strike

Chapel Hill

Epilogue

Facts and Links

View Guestbook

Contact Charlie