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Date: August 31, 2008
Name: richard wiltamuth
Address: 119 burt ave.
City, State, ZIP: northport ny 11768
Subject: PIO office in Wuerzburg, West Germany
Comments: I am looking for several personnel who served in the
division during the late 1960s and early 1970s in Wuerzburg. We are
planning our first reunion. Most were in the public information and
public affairs offices, although some were in headquarters company.
Their names are Lt. Francis Pasquini of California, Wolfgang Krause
of Minnesota, Kenneth Ainsley of Texas, Charles Hinman of
California, Robert DeJong of California, Capt. James Sweet, Master
Sgt. Robert Ramsey, Tom Suttlemyre of California, James Beckmeyer.
All were specialists except where noted. Any information would be
|Date: August 29, 2008
Name: Arthur Giles
Address: 9158 Deer Ave Box 9
City, State, ZIP: Margie Mn. 56658
Subject: All Info
Comments: I would like anything on Arthur Giles RA 16444515 3rd Div
Name: Robert W. Galbraith
Address: 743 Norwegian Spruce Dr.
City, State, ZIP: Mars, PA 16046
Telephone: (412) 337-9279
Subject: Request for information - Robert Smawley
Comments: My great uncle, Robert Smawley, served in the 5th Army
during the Italian Campaign in World War II. I know that he was also
in Sicily in Patton’s 7th Army and in North Africa before that. We
know little more as he passed away before these things became of
interest to the family. Unfortunately, we have been informed that
his service records perished in a fire in Missouri.
The 3rd Division is one of the few divisions he may have served in
given the few Orders of Battle I have seen. Is there a roster
available or the members of the various units within the Division
that we could access to learn more information?
Any help would be appreciated.
Webmaster's Note: I couldn't find Robert Smawley's name in the book
"History of the 3rd Infantry Division, in WW2" in the roster
section. He may have been assigned to another Division in the 5th
|Date: August 27, 2008
Name: Jack G. Ritter
Address: W. Randolph St.
City, State, ZIP: Vandalia, IL
Subject: service records---Fred E. Ritter
Comments: My father, named above, served with the 3rd Infantry
Division in France in 1918.
I'm interested in any further details that his service record may
Jack G. Ritter
|Date: Aug. 27, 2008
Name: Bob Sumpter
Subject: 92nd Chemical Company
Comments: I was a member of the 92nd Chemical Company, originating
as the 76th Chemical Detachment, Wurzburg, Germany. I was stationed
there from the origination of the unit in 1978, until 1980. Could
you please advise if the unit is still active, and if not, when were
Name: walter kaminski
Address: 5807 wilena place
City, State, ZIP: sarasota, florida 34238
Telephone: 941 922 4225
Subject: Unit and vessel landed on assault landing-southern france
Comments: on my last request (#4705) i need to find out the number
of the LCI that was on the yellow beach on the second wave WITH THE
15TH REGIMENT ON THAT VESSEL WITH ME .HOW ABOUT HELPING ME ????
|Date: August 24, 2008
Name: Ken K Stout
Subject: Dalton H Pulsipher
Comments: I am looking for information about my uncle who served in
the 3rd Infantry Division. He died September 22, 1944. I have seen
his framed military photo in my grandmother's home my whole life and
have heard the pain in her voice as she talked about him. My
grandmother died in 1991, and I would like more information about
Dalton and the battle he died in.
Name: Stephen J. Wall, Jr.
Address: 99 Jackson Ave.
City, State, ZIP: Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Telephone: (516) 241-6219
Subject: Fathers Records
Comments: My Father served with the 3rd in Italy, France and Germany
during WW2.I'm am trying to locate military records from this
period. Thanks for your help
Name: AnaLiza D. Rafols
Address: Blk.8lot41 REGENCY TOWN HOMES MALINTA DASMA.
City, State, ZIP: CAVITE PHILIPPINES
Telephone: 046 973 0473 ----09064589804
Subject: finding my grand pa that I never see in my life
Comments: hello out there, my grand pa is a us army in 1944 of the
ww2 in Leyte. his name is CHARLIE W. FOSTER service num.33633522,
his mother name is MS. GEORGIA FOSTER and they live before in
VIRGINIA. he meet my grand ma in Leyte and they had son name after
him and that's my dad CHARLIE FOSTER JR. I don't know if there is
out there knowing him, all I want to know if he is still alive and
meet my relatives, cause my grand ma and my dad are already died and
until now we don't know anything about my grandpa. we don't need
anything but see them, just find the half of my life that i cant
find. i had all the evidence that saying he is my grand pa.... I
hope I can here from u out there... by the way in 1992 we had an in
formation that they live in 283 w.150th st. New York USA... I hope
it can help....
Name: Bob Horton
Address: 1750 Highbrook St.
City, State, ZIP: Yorktown Heights N.Y.
Telephone: 914 962-4813
Subject: A Co. 7th Inf. Regt. 3rd Div 1953-1954
Comments: I would love to hear from anyone who served in A CO.
Name: Jamie Corwin
Address: 11024 Montgomery NE #128
City, State, ZIP: Albuquerque NM 87111
FAX: 505 797-4127
Subject: looking for relative in China with 15th regiment during
We are trying to identify a relative who served in the 15th Regiment
in China during 1924-26, possibly longer. We have pictures showing
him at the Summer Palace, at Shanhaiguan Pass in Qunhuangdao City in
1924, in Nau-Ta-Gau (?) in July 1926. He was also in Peking area. My
husbands grandfather told him this relative (a cousin of Grandpa's)
was a quartermaster under Pershing in Mexico before he was in China.
He was Jewish and from the NY area, probably NYC area.
If anyone has any info, ideas please email me.
|Date: August 19, 2008
Name: Robert C. Stone
City, State, ZIP: Brownsville, Tx 78520
Subject: 204th Med Bn
Comments: Anybody of the 204th Med Bn 3rd Div from Sand Hill, Ft.
Benning circa 1954 still alive? Remember the song "We're a bunch of
Name: Michael Beaumont
Subject: Information about Raymond Boyd Pitkin
Comments: I am currently putting together information about a family
member, Raymond Boyd Pitkin. I have contacted NPRC for his service
records. He joined the U.S. Army during April of 1939 in a 'Modern
Minuteman' program. He was stationed in Hawaii prior to World War
II. It is my understanding he served with the 3rd Infantry Division
during at least seven Campaigns (Europe-African-Middle Eastern). He
had the seal of the U. S. Army tattooed to his right arm. He had a
brother, Charles, who served in the U. S. Navy (Pacific, KIA)
I would like to contact someone who might have known or served with
Name: Kyle Nappi
Address: 1890 Warren Rd.
City, State, Zip: Ostrander, OH 43061 USA
Phone Number: 740-363-8095
Subject: Teen Remembering Veteran's Stories
Hello. My name is Kyle Nappi. I am 18 years old and I live in
Ostrander, Ohio ( USA ). I was wondering if you could do me a favor.
I have a big interest in history, specifically WWII. I collect
military medals, patches, badges, insignia, field gear, and a very
unique thing, veteran autographs. I have a collection of autographs
from military veterans who served during WWI, WWII, Korea , Vietnam
, Gulf War, and the present war in Iraq .
I have been interested in history for over 6 years now, and I have
collected the autographs and stories from nearly 1,600 veterans in
20 countries. The oldest veteran is currently 112 years old and the
youngest enlisted at age 14. I have autographs from Pearl Harbor
survivors, D-Day veterans, airman, POWs, USS Indianapolis survivors,
Holocaust survivors, and even German soldiers!
Back in June (of 2007), I was interviewed by PBS, to talk about my
collection for an interview that was to be shown online (YouTube).
After that, I was interviewed for "The Columbus World War II
Roadshow." They mentioned that it was to come on (in Central-Ohio)
before some of the episodes of Ken Burns’ "The War." You can find
this interview on YouTube under "Kyle Nappi."
I was recently interviewed by the American Legion for an article
that will appear in their August magazine. Here is an internet link
to the online article (different than the magazine article, which
will appear in August)
There have been several other people have taken the time to post my
request online and in newspapers. There are too many for me to list,
but if you go to Google or Yahoo and search "Kyle Nappi" you can
find most of them.
Recently, I also had the privilege of going to Washington, D.C.
during the early part of March. I was invited to the Pentagon for a
Ceremony honoring WWI veterans. I was able to meet with the last
American WWI veteran, Frank Buckles.
My main purpose for writing it to share with you that there are
people from my generation who do remember the past and the
sacrifices that were made for our great country. I would greatly
appreciate it if you could pass the word around that there are
people who remember, along with the information about my collection.
If any veterans would like to help with my collection, feel free to
contact me. Thank you very much for your time.
Name: Wayne Lutz
City, State, ZIP: Philadelphia
Subject: Three Cross Hill, Aschaffenburg
Comments: I am searching for the true history of "Three Cross Hill"
in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Anyone who was stationed there in the
Cold-War era knows the hill, with three large wooden crosses looking
down on the castle across the Main river. I have vague memories of
the story but there is nothing on the web, other than one photo on
Name: carola Gitto formerly Carola Kniesche
Subject: finding my father
Comments: I am searching for my father. My mother told me his name
is Richard Smith. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany in 1962. She
did not have much information since she was only 16. She believed he
was from Greenbush Minnesota
|August 14, 2008
Name: Sue (Underwood) Mergler
Subject: Request for Assistance
Comments: Hi, I need some assistance/advise. My father, Cecil
Underwood, Jr, passed away on 5 Jun 2008. We are trying to find a
display case for his flag and want to place a small plaque on it. I
want to insure that we list his military information correctly. This
is the info from his discharge paper and how I "think" it should
appear on the plaque.
S/SGT Cecil Underwood, Jr.
Co I, 7th Inf Regt
3rd Inf Div
16 Oct 1943 - 4 Jul 1945
Are the abbreviation correct as stated. Can this appear in a single
line (Co I, 7th Inf Regt, 3rd Inf Div, US Army)? Also do you have
any suggestions as to where we can find a nice wooden display case?
Thanks, Sue (Underwood) Mergler
|Date: August 14, 2008
Name: Muriel GOMEZ
Subject: Sgt. John Mc Ginley
Comments: Hello,I'm French and I'm looking for information about Sgt
(?) John Mc Ginley. He was my grand father. I've found on NARA
website a soldier named John Mc Ginley (fod) with the matricule
number 131 56087. Please could you tell me if this soldier was one
of 3rd DIUS who came in southern France during the WWII. It's very
difficult for me to get information from France. Thanks for helping
|Date: Aug. 13, 2008
Name: Walt Kaminski
Location: Sarasota Florida
Tel: 941 922 4225
Subject: Landing Assault in Southern France
Would like to find out the unit and the ship on the landing assault
in 08/14/1944 on yellow beach on the second wave .I think at 8.02
AM. The landing was on a LCI that time.
|Date: August 13, 2008
Name: Kristina Kurtz
Subject: Donald Bell Search
I know I am taking a stab in the dark. . . . but I came across this
awesome picture that was in my grandmothers possession (she has
passed on) and I do not know where it came from, or whose it was. It
is the perfect picture of this man, kneeling down with his uniform
on, with the inscription on the back "Anzio Beachhead" 1945, to a
good pal, Don Bell. I am a history buff, and do a bit of genealogy
as a hobby, but no one in my family, that I am aware of, was there.
The picture is in perfect condition, so to me it doesn't seem like
it would have been carried around in a helmet or such. This picture
is 3 x 5 and is definitely worth framing, but more importantly, I
would like to find out about this man, whose picture is very
inspirational. I know nothing of him, except the name on the back.
Can you point me in the right direction in trying to find out
something about him?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Hi There: Just wanted to update you, as I gave you the inscription
on memory. It actually says:
"Anzio Beachhead Italy 1944" To a darn good steadfast pal. Yours
ever. Don Bell.
|Date: August 13 2008
Name: Lillian Jones
Address: 8630 darnell ave.
City, State, ZIP: cincinnati ohio 45236
Subject: pictures of my great grandfather
Comments: Hello, I'm looking for any photos of my great grandfather,
Hargis Thacker, born Jul 26 1917, and died Sept 29 1970. He was in
Ky PFC Co L 11 Inf. , WWII.
Thank You for your help in this matter.
|Date: August 12, 2008
Name: Brenda Cassell Taliaferro
Address: 1810 W. Birch Ave.
City, State, ZIP: Duncan, Ok. 73533-2621
Subject: Cpl. Joseph Millard Cassell (Pat) 1404 7192
Comments: My Uncle was killed either in Anzio or North Africa in a
tank May 29th, 1944. I thought you might have some information on
someone who might have known him. His name and serial number is
above. His letter said 3rd Co.
Name: ANNETTE MOORE
Address: 14926 HILLSIDE DRIVE
City, State, ZIP: OCEAN SPRINGS MS. 39565
Subject: Robert (Bobby Ray Allen)
Comments: Hello, Im not sure if this is where I need to be or not.
First off, my name is Annette Moore, My Father, Retired S.FC. Howard
Ladnier, was stationed in Kitzigen Germany 1978-79. I am looking for
a fellow soldier whom was close to my father , his name is Robert or
Bobby Ray Allen. He was in the same platoon as my father if i
remember correctly, i was only 14. My father speaks fondly of him
and is having a birthday on Dec. 5th , 08. He is not in very good
health and I am trying to find this gentlemen as a surprise for him.
I knew him as Bobby Allen, he was from Brunswick Georgia. I am
guessing his age would be some where between 52 and 57. If you can
help me or give me a address, It would make my dads birthday very
special. Thank you for taking the time to read this.......
|Date: Aug.11, 2008
Name: richard trinkle
Subject: discharge or dd214
|Date: Aug. 11, 2008
Name: Brieuc Cudennec
Comments: Sir, my name is Brieuc Cudennec, I am twenty four years
old and I am a French historian.
Like many countries, France and the United States have suffered
because of the war. I have learned a lot about this period with my
studies in France and in Ireland and I am still very interested of
al the points of history during the Second World War. But I do like
to go on my studies and want to be very specialized. I would like to
correspond with persons who knew well the war and may be who was a
soldier in that time. I would like to have with these people a
correspondence for speaking and writing about these memories.
|Date: August 9, 2008
Name: Chris Pulley
Address: 212 Limestone Dr
City, State, ZIP: Saint Charles, MO 63304
Subject: Finding a soldier
Comments: I am attempting to obtain information on A Harry P Coons
of the 6th Engineering division, stationed @ Camp Pike, AR during
the 1920 census. This is for my mother who is the daughter of Mr
Coons. Please direct me how to find this information. I think he
also spent time in Leavenworth for Larceny, after that.
Name: SANFORD SIEGEL
Address: 1002 SUGAR MOUNTAIN CT
City, State, ZIP: SUGAR LAND TEXAS 77478
Telephone: 832 526 2152
Subject: General Patton's Funeral
Comments: I am trying to find out the name of the person or persons
who played TAPS at General Patton's funeral in Germany. The reason
for this is that I am associated with a group of folks who build
homes for our troops coming back from Iraq. We were contacted by two
guys who said they played the bugle at the Generals funeral and want
to play at one of our fundraisers. I am highly suspect of this.
Thanks for your help.
832 526 2152
Address: currently germany
Subject: Michael Richardson
Comments: I am looking for Mike Richardson who was stationed at
Nellingen Barracks from approx. 88 til 94. I was taking care of his
daughter while he was deployed to Iraq 1990- 1991 at the time he was
SFC - I would like to know about his whereabouts.
|Date: August 7,2008
Name: Mary Glider
Subject: PFC Frederick J. Kendra
Trying to find the photo (picture) taken of the group or unit my dad
was in while serving in the Army. These were usually taken at basic
training. HQ.CO. 4th inf Div (organization) was listed on Discharge
Separation papers list military occupational specialty as: F.A.
Basic Tng (521) and Truck Driver light (345).among other info given
to me at veterans office were a list of thing I don't understand. I
hope someone can Help!
They are:CO FA,RTC FT Sill,OK C-28-7 basic (1)BTRY C,28thBN,7th TRNG
REGT (2) 18 REPL Depot APO 812(3)43/83? REPL BN, FFRD#17 (4) HQ.CO.
4th.infantry DIV.(5) Co#12,HQ.CO.4th INF.Div.
Does anyone know what these mean? The only thing the Veterans Office
told me was he was trained for one thing and used for another? Any
Help would be appreciated.
Name: Patty Pulliam
Address: 712 S Oak Street
City, State, ZIP: Sapulpa, OK 74066
Subject: Charles Ellis, World War II
Comments: My dad's uncle, Charles Ellis, was with the Engineering
Division and killed at Kassarine Pass when his jeep hit a land mine.
Do you have any information regarding this?
Name: Melvin Sherrod
Address: PO Box 2632
City, State, ZIP: Wilson, NC 27893
Subject: USMC Friends/parris island,29 palms, camp lejeune
Comments: Instead of stating who I am looking for, allow me to tell
about myself in hopes that you will contact me.
Melvin Sherrod. Boot Camp-April 26 1985-july 19 1985, H company, 3rd
BTN,3048 series ( platoon 3048, 3049, 3050, 3051), *DI's-Sgt.
trudell, sgt. ennis, sgt. williams, sdi ssgt. coleman*; parris
island////MOS-aug 15 1985-nov 15 1985,B company,( ) barracks 1642
south,mcces/mcagcc,29 palms ( I had a few friends in A
company/e-club)/////duty station-dec 1 1985-march 4 1987,HQ
company,2nd marine regt., 2nd marines, 2nd marine division
(platoon-comm/radio, tow, motor;division-1/2,2/2,2/3,2/4,10th
LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. WRITE:
|Date: August 4, 2008
Name: Richard A.Smith
Comments: I am trying to get a history of my fathers involvement in
ww2. His name was James A.(Art) Smith. He was born and raised in
Canandaigua, N.Y. on January 25th,1925. I know he was in the third
div. because he spoke so proudly of the brave men and women that
fought beside him. I know that he was awarded the purple heart,
bronze star and many other medals. If there is anyone out there that
served with him or knew him, all that info would make my moms 80th
birthday very special. Thank you all for preserving my way of life,
i knew all the risks that you took.
God bless you all,
Richard Smith, the proud son of a special man.
|Date: August 3, 2008
Subject: ww1 soldier with little information
Comments: I am looking for information about my great grandfather
who served in ww1. He lived in Wisconsin after ww1. He is buried in
Wood Natl Cemetery (Wi). His death date is March 16, 1935. His
birthdate is Unknown. He is believed to have born in 1891. He was a
cpl in the army and was part of company 12, Motor Mechanic. His name
is Ab Johnson. I have also seen his name as Albert Johnson. He may
have had a different last name when he was younger. Something like
Nichols or Michols..?? He was married to Elizabeth "Anna" Coy
Johnson. I would like to locate his real name and birthdate plus
information about who his parents were. I've been told he was
Caucasian but may also have had Indian and/or Negro heritage, as
Name: JIMMY JENKINS
Address: 49 ROSEWOOD ROAD
City, State, ZIP: CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327
Comments: Does the 3 ID have a newsletters section or website for
Aschaffenburg, Germany for the 1970's
Webmaster's Note: This
website has a section at
where you might find photos from other cold war 3rd Division vets
|Date: August 2, 2008
Name: Paul Lipscomb
Subject: Request for information regarding my grandfather
I am seeking any information regarding my grandfather's service
during World War 1. His name was Forest W. Lipscomb, born March 17,
1898 in Fort Scott, KS. He served during World War 1 in Tank Corp B,
307th Battalion, Camp Polk. Any information that can be provided
would be much appreciated.
Name: Fr. Sal DeStefano
Location: new york
Comments: My dad served with the 3ID from 56-58. I wish I could find
a company picture of him.
God bless you for your service!
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