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|Date: October 31, 2009
Name: Ross and Jane Kramer
Subject: Requesting info on soldier from 1944
Comments: Private Robert O. Kramer, sn 39019996, born 10/28/1916
killed in action 21 May 1944 at Anzio. Was in the 34th Division of
133rd Infantry. Was a paratrooper/infantryman. Mother's name was
Ella Elizabeth Kramer, father's name was John Jacob Kramer of
Dayton, Ohio. Any information you could find would be greatly
appreciated. My email address is
Thank you, his brother
Ross J. Kramer
2085 Central Pkwy
DeLand, FL 32724
|Date: October 30, 2009
Name: Mike Hancy
Subject: Pontelatone Italy
Comments: I came across a reference to Pontelatone on one of your
WebPages. I know during the war (circa 1945 I think) there was quit
a bit of activity there. My mother if from this Italian village; I
may be grasping at straws but I’ve been trying to track down some
photos of the village at it may have been in those days.
Nobody in the village has any photos of that time as none of them
had cameras. I’m assuming that many of the American forces personnel
had camera and may have taken photos at that time; especially as I
believe the enemy may have surrendered to the Allies in or around
Do you have any idea how I may go about contacting any American
ex-forces member or their current families who may have any photos?
|Date: October 30, 2009
Name: Robert Neal Coatney
Subject: M/Sgt. Robert Neal Coatney
Comments: I am looking for some one who knew my father, M/Sgt.
Robert Neal Coatney who was in the 411th Bomb Squadron on Guam in
|Date: October 26, 2009
Name: Albino Lucarelli
Comments: Hi, I am a historical researcher and I am making some
searches on the passage of the 3rd Infantry Division in Palestrina
(Rome) in June 1944. I wanted to know if possible more possible news
or indications on whether to find of it. Thanks.
|Date: October 22, 2009
Name: William L. Graham
Subject: ww1 service ribbons
Comments: i am putting together a ribbons and medals display on
chaplain (lt col ret) albert braun who served with the 6th division,
2nd and 3rd battalion in the meuse-argonne offensive. while assigned
to the 3rd, he went to the front with the 2nd and stayed until the
battle was won. was injured, and received the silver star for his
two questions: what service ribbons would he receive for his ww1 war
time service, and, would you be interested in having his story?
additionally, also served in ww2, was on corregidor when it fell,
was in a japanese prision camp till the war ended. he also
distinguished himself in this war and received a 2nd silver star.
being a ww2 vet in the pacific, i am aware of the ribbons associated
your reply will be appreciated.
m/sgt usaf ret. william l graham
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|Date: October 21, 2009
Name: Gary Sokola
Telephone: daytime: (703) 803-4851
Subject: Colmar Pocket Campaign Veterans
Subject: I'm looking for anyone who might be a survivor of the
Colmar Pocket Campaign, the Invasion of Sicily, or anything else
regarding 3ID up until January 1945. My wife never knew her Uncle,
PFC John Lee Frame, who died January 23, 1945, four years before
kathy was born. See below picture and info. In the unlikely event
that there is someone still alive who knew Uncle John, we'd love to
get in touch.
Private First Class John Frame was the Uncle Kathy
Sokola never knew, having died in battle during World War II before
Kathy was born. While growing up in Newark, Delaware, Kathy heard
little or nothing about Uncle John. Perhaps it was too painful for
her father to be reminded of his older brother being cut down in his
prime years. With all of the other uncles, and aunts, and cousins,
it was quite an effort to keep up with the family that she did know.
It is not known what sort of work Uncle John did before entering the
military in his late twenties. We can’t know about his skills, his
education, his friends, or even if he left a sweetheart behind. He
almost became forgotten.
In the summer of 2001 Kathy’s brother, Eddie, passed away. Eddie was
the last remaining occupant of the house in which Kathy grew up.
While sorting through the belongings to be cleared in preparation
for selling the house, Kathy gathered quite a collection of
artifacts and developed a renewed interest in her family history in
general, and in Uncle John in particular.
While the information uncovered remains limited, several significant
facts have been documented. Regardless, Uncle John will be forgotten
no more. World War II was a pivotal event in world history. It’s
hard to imagine what liberties we’d experience in our lifetime, if
any, were it not for the dispatching of U.S. Armed Forces to stop,
and defeat the Third Reich before it was too late. Now Uncle John’s
service portrait is proudly displayed in our home. We intend to
preserve his memory.
John Lee Frame
Birth date: 28 September 1915
Birth place: Newark, Delaware
Death date: 23 January 1945
Place of death: Killed in action during the Colmar
Pocket Campaign, France
Burial site: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal,
World War II Veteran:
Basic training: Camp Benning, Georgia
Served in North Africa
Invasion of Sicily
Invasion of Italy-wounded
Awards: Bronze Star
Purple Heart with 3 Oak leaf clusters
Combat Infantry Badge
“11 State Soldiers to Receive War Medals Posthumously”
“On 25 August 1944, Private Frame and an officer braved the fire of
three tanks, four machine guns, and small arms at point-blank range
that had killed or wounded 12 men, in order to rescue one of the
casualties near ***, France. When Private Frame, who had crawled
approximately 100 yards to the wounded man, found himself unable to
evacuate the casualty alone, the officer came to his assistance and
completed the act of mercy.”
“James Frame of the Creek Road, near Newark, will receive his son,
Private Frame’s medal.”
(Journal-Every Evening, Wilmington, Delaware, 7 August 1945)
Private First Class John Frame
Killed in the “Colmar Pocket” Campaign
January 23, 1945
EPINAL AMERICAN CEMETERY & MEMORIAL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
|Date: October 18, 2009
Name: Christopher Hull
Subject: 3d Infantry Division hession bound book signed by Gen M.B.
Comments: I got this book at a charity shop a couple of year's ago.
After looking through it I realised that a 3rd Division veteran from
the Korean war would find it of interest. If anybody in your
veterans society is interested could he contact me.
|Date: October 16, 2009
Name: Karen Gorden
Subject: Checking Service Information
Comments: Did Co. B 22 BTN, 6th Regiment, 3196th Signal Corps
participate in WW II? If so, what years were they active and where
did they serve? My Uncle is Carl L. Moffitt. We have been unable to
locate information. He is 89 years old and wanting information about
those that served with him.
|Date: October 13, 2009
Name: Stan Finger
Subject: relatives of fallen soldiers
Comments: I'm interested in finding out if the 3rd Infantry Division
has any information about relatives or hometowns of PFC Lester
Dillard, Sgt. Clarence Reynolds, Sgt. Emery Richardson or Tech Sgt.
John Madeiro. They were in the 15th Regiment, Co. B, late in the war
with my father. Dillard, Reynolds and Richardson were all killed in
late April, and Madeiro was badly wounded. I'd love to find
relatives if possible.
|Date: October 7, 2009
Name: Crystal Aceves
Subject: Blue & White Badge (Patch?)
Comments: Hi, my granddad was in the 3rd Division, 7th Infantry,
Cannon Company in WWII. My granddad landed in Fedala and was
captured in Sicily. I am writing a book about his war experience and
was wondering if everyone in the 3rd Division wore the blue and
white badge representing the 3rd Division, or was it just high
I seem to come across some pictures with people wearing it and
others not. I was hoping you might know. Thanks!
|Date: 3 October 2009
Name: Raymond Boyle
Address: 41 Brookhill, Derry .Northern Ireland
City, State, ZIP: BT48 8PJ
Telephone: 02871 358381
Subject: Cornelius Boyle
Comments: Cornelius Boyle, originally from Arranmore Island, Donegal
Ireland, served in the Korean war. Emigrated to Chicago from
Ireland. Settled back to Chicago and died a few years ago. Any
information on his army service?
Raymond Boyle (cousin)
|Date: October 1, 2009
Name: Cathy Ghylin
Location: Belfair, WA
Subject: Brigadier General Michael "Iron Mike" Paulick
Comments: Can you give me any information about General Paulick. We
have a military museum, and Dale Nitz, the curator, knew Iron Mike
when he was a colonel. Dale's father served under Paulick back in
the 50's or 60's, I'm not sure which. Dale says he remembers the
guy, but being an Army-Air Corps brat, he never paid much attention.
In other words, he just took everything for granted as far as
military was concerned. Dale would like to create a display honoring
Brig. Gen. Paulick, so any information you can provide would be a
Thank you for your time,
|Date: October 1, 2009
Name: Jill M. Kline
Subject: Location of Charles M. Munnecka family
Comment: I’m trying to help a friend, we were going through old
boxes from his father that passed away and we came across a flag in
a shadow box and on the plate was Colonel Charles M. Munnecka
1905-1995…..we’d like to make sure the family gets it.
If there is any guidance/place that you could point me in I’d
greatly appreciate it.
Jill M. Kline
|Date: October 1, 2009
Subject: Picture of William P. King
Comments: I am desperately looking for a picture of William P King.
He was with the 106th cavalry regiment at Fort Riley 1940-1946
here, to Fill out the request form
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