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|Date: Jan. 25, 2010
Name: Robert J Adelhardt
Subject; Pvt. Floyd Cash
Comments: I am interested in learning how my Buddy
Pvt. Floyd Cash died. We arrived in Korea on April
13 1951, I was assigned to 3rd. AAA AW SP, Floyd
went to 5th. Regt. Combat Team and was killed about
9 days later. I wonder if anyone remembers him?
Would appreciate any info anyone has. Thanks for any
Robert J Adelhardt Outpost 57
|Date: January 25, 2010
Name: Jack Rancour
Subject: Looking for guys who served at Harvey
Barracks 1977-1979 CoC 1st Bn 64th Armor 3rd ID
Comments: I served 2 years in Co C 1st Bn 64th Armor
3rd ID at Harvey Barracks in Germany and would love
to reconnect with any of the guys who served with
me. Some of the best times in my memory came from
back then, I was a 63c10 tracked/wheeled vehicle
mechanic which translated to Tanker while in the
field of course :) We drove during the day and
worked on the tanks when repairs came up....also
drove 2 1/2 ton truck and rode with the M-88
recovery vehicle many a times as well. Played hard,
worked hard and partied hard but they are times I'll
never forget. Would love to hear from you guys
Sp/4 Jack Rancour
|Date: Jan. 23, 2010
Name: Robert Black
Subject: WWI 3rd Infantry soldier information
Harry J. Black
Hello, my great grandfather was Harry James
Black. I have provided the information on his Army
Discharge document information. We do not have any
of his medals. Could someone write back and detail
which medals he might have received based on his
service record? I plan to make a shadow box of those
medals and present it to my father who is 87 years
I also have one other question regarding his service
record; it shows being promoted to Sergeant but then
shows him being discharged as a Private. Does this
mean some sort of disciplinary incident or was it
some kind of temporary battlefield promotion?
He died about 10 years after the war (November 20,
1929); probably from mustard gas complications. My
father remembers him as being very sick and
sedentary the last year of his life.
My family would be very proud to have our great
grandfather mentioned on your website. I visit the
site often. You have done a fantastic job.
Thank you for any assistance in my questions. Please
feel free to use the photographs on your site if you
wish; we would be honored. Rock of the Marne!
to see more)
Respectfully, Robert Black
Harry J Black
Serial Number: 548298
Residence: 1107 Vinal St., East Toledo, Ohio
Enlistment Division: Regular Army
Enlistment Location: Columbus Barracks, Ohio
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1917
Birth Place: Kansas City, MO
Birth Date / Age: 32 10/12 Years
Co M 30 Infantry to 20 Aug 1918; Supply Company 30
Infantry to 6 Jan 1919; Veterinary Corps
Headquarters Detachment 6 Brigade to Discharge
Private, first class 1 Oct 1917; Corporal 1 Dec
1917; Sergeant 2 Jan 1918; Private 22 March 1918;
Private, first class 21 Jan 1919. Aisne;
Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; St Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne;
Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 2
Apr 1918 to 23 Aug 1919. Honorable discharge 5 Sept
|Date: Feb. 20, 2010
Name: Sandy Granger
Subject: 3rd ID newspaper during Korea
Comments: Did the 3rd ID have a newspaper during the
Korean War? If so, is there any way to read/search
copies for articles on the 26th Infantry Scout Dog
Platoon members who were attached to the 3rd at the
end of 1952and beginning of '53? Thank you for any
help you can provide.
Note: The 3rd Division has a newspaper called the
Frontline which is still published today
. You may want to email the editor to see if they
have back issues from the Korean War
However, the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
highlighted the 26th Infantry Scout Dog Platoon in
their newsletter "Watch on the Rhine" in the
February 2007 issue. Click on this link to read the
Name: Jack Gibbens
Location: Strafford, MO
Unit: 3rd Infantry-3rd Aviation
When and Where: Wurzburg, Germany 1957-1959
Comments: I am Jack's daughter. Trying to help him
contact anyone he might have known/served with.
Appreciate any information.
Name: HAMPTON, JOSEPH G, SFC
Location: New Jersey
Unit: 3-15th d co. Korea
When and Where: pastley 38th nov.1952-july 1953
Comments: looking for Sgt Bill Ashley from same unit
|Date: Jan.18, 2010
Name: John M. Valdiserri
Subject: Request to have this posted on your 3rd
Inf. Div. personal search page
Comments: On December 17, 1944, my uncle, Sgt. Leon
Frank of Meadowlands, PA, was killed near Kayserburg,
France. Also killed that morning along with several
other men from the 30th Inf. Regt., 1st Battalion,
Co. B, was Sgt. Frank Bellace, of Philadelphia, PA.
His nephews as well as myself and my brother, have
been trying to find anyone that may have known our
uncles. In a history of the events of the day, a
light machine gunner by the name of Pfc. James W.
Jones was mentioned as having won the Distinguished
Service Cross. We are trying to locate Mr. James W.
Jones, or anyone that may have known our uncles.
All three men were heroes in there own right: Sgt.
Frank Bellace---Bronze Star
Sgt. Leon Frank------Silver Star
Pfc. James W. Jones-Distinguished Service Cross
I know the circumstance of how my uncle, Leon Frank
earned his posthumously awarded Silver Star that
Sgt. Frank Bellace was previously wounded and then
returned to battle. How he earned his Bronze Star is
Any information would greatly be appreciated. I can
be reached at
John M. Valdiserri
|Date: 13 jan 10
Name: Daniel Ackerson
Subject: svcbtry 2nd bn 39th fa 79-81
Comments: Looking for members who in svc btry 2nd bn
39th fa at Ledward Barracks from 1979-1981.I was in
btry & bn maint as well as ammo.
|Date: Jan.11, 2010
Name: Tim McClain
Subject: 3rd Infantry Division
My name is Tim McClain. My uncle, Leonard McClain
was in the 3r Infantry during World War 2. I've
heard a lot of his stories and am interested in
hearing more and matching up the history. If you
have any suggestions as far as books let me know.
Here are a few of the details I know that I would be
interested in finding out more. Some battle I
believe in Sicily where a lot of guys died trying to
get some water. They were fighting the Germans over
some water. A new York times writer was there
apparently. Some battle where a machine gunner blew
up three truck loads of Germans in Italy. The 3rd
infantry's division involvement in Casino.
I think there is a book about called the history of
3rd Infantry. Some cooks from battle creek Michigan
Messic and Caslovski
all right, thanks a lot,
I enjoy your website and hope to hear from you.
|Date: January 11, 2010
Name: Patricia Cheshire
Subject: Information on George B. Cheshire
Comments: George B. Cheshire is now 94 years young.
He very much enjoys reading the magazine, etc. every
month. We have unearthed some great World War II
photos if anyone every is interested in some of them
Occupation: Supervisor of the Hydraulics Department,
Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage, NY
Year of birth: November 1915
Years of service: 1943 - 1946
Highest Rank was either Master Sergeant or Sergeant
Wife: His wife Helen died in 2007. They were just 5
months short of their 66th wedding anniversary.
I would like to see if any of the other men are
still alive and would be interested in letter
writing or e-mailing (if I help him).
He fought in North Africa, from there they came
ashore in Anzio, Italy and then went on to Rome,
Foggia, France, Belgium and then Germany. He would
never come to the beach with us when I was a child
and when I asked him, he said he saw enough water
and sand in WWII.
If you require further information, please contact
Patricia Cheshire (daughter)
Webmaster's Note: George B. Cheshire is listed as a
PFC in the 7th Infantry Regiment on page 452 of the
book "History of the 3rd Infantry Division, in
|Date: January 7, 2010
Name: James Allen
Subject: Attempting to start a request...
Comments: Sirs, I am attempting to locate anyone who
remembers my uncle Col Virgil V Laughlin. He
enlisted in the US Army in 1940 as a private, joined
the 3rd ID / 15th Infantry. He was promoted to Lt.
before he hit Italy and Lt. COl by the Battle of the
Bulge. he remained in the US Army after the War and
retired as a Col. He passed away in 1984.
Unfortunately, I never him and wish to talk to
someone who remembers him. His rise in rank seems
odds to me and I really wish to know more about him.
I can be reached at
Thank you for your time.
I'm glad to answer your kind mail, but I've never
encountered the name of your uncle, Lt. Virgil V.
Laughlin. I've done some extensive research on the
Licata landing, and published articles, and even a
book with information on the naval operations, but
they're in Italian. I'm enclosing anyway some news
about the 15th RCT, which was based on the 15th
Infantry Regiment of Lt. Col. Charles E. Johnson.
If you succeed in getting other pieces of
information, or if you have any photo or document
relating to your uncle and the landing in Sicily,
please let me know. In the mean time, best wishes
for a happy 2010.
|Date: January 3, 2010
Name: Carmelo Incorvaia
Location: Corso Argentina, 21
Country: 92027 Licata, Italy
Subject: AMGOT team with 3rd Infantry Diivision in
landing at Licata, Siicily, on 10th July 1943
Comments: I would be grateful for any available
information on the nine officers of the AMGOT team
with the Third Infantry Division, who landed at
Licata, Sicily, on 10th July 1943. The team was
under the command of Lt.Col. MacCaffrey. Among the
nine I recall Major Robert L. Ashworth and Major
Frank Eugene Toscani. I'm doing a research work on
Thank you very kindly.
Corso Argentina, 21
92027 Licata, Italy
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