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|Date: January 30, 2011
Subject: WWI Pvt W. Austin middle initial either C.
or E. unsure
Comments: Have a letter from King George Vth April
1918, to U.S. soldiers, back of letter has letter to
mom and Dad in Los Angeles CA, would like to return
letter to a family member unsure how to find them.
Parents Names and address at that time was Mr. And
Mrs. F.C. Austin 856 Kinsinton Rd. LA, CA from
Private W. (C/E) Austin I think it says Dty E. 144
F.A. American Exfed. Forces. Any information that
would lead this letter back to its appropriate owner
would be appreciated! Thank- You for your time!
|Date: January 28, 2011
Name: Rick Zak"
Subject: 1122nd Engineer Combat Group
Comments: Dear Sir, I'm looking for info on any
surviving members of my dads WWII unit, the 1122
Engineer Combat Group. I was wondering if you could
help me in any way. I have my dads service record,
but he never talked about the war and told us he was
stationed in Alaska during WWII. He was in the
Ryukyus and Okinawa and earned some medals that I've
been able to get.
I would like to make a shadow box with his medals
and give it to my mom. Dad passed away in 91. I
would like to have some stories about the war to go
with the box if possible.
Thank you so much for your time
|Date: January 23, 2011
Name: John DePalma
Subject: 3rd ID pictures
Comments: I have some photos of my grandfather and
some other soldiers from his regiment that we found
after he passed away. I have included them here and
I wanted to your site to have them in case anyone
remembered him. His name was PFC John R. DePalma,
his buddies called him spaghetti and he served in
the 3rd infantry division 7th regiment, he received
the purple heart for wounds he sustained in Germany.
I wish I knew more but he didn't speak of his
service much. I am going to get his military records
so i can find out more about his service. he wrote
descriptions on the back of some of those photos and
i included them as a composite with the original
photos. he is the man standing alone in the files
named after him.
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to see John DePalma's photos.
|Date: January 23, 2011
Name: Jones, James E
Comments: My father James Jones was in Kitzingen
1959-60 with the combat engineers motor pool. He was
with head quarters company and stayed at Flack
Kaserne. He would love to find out how to get in
touch with some of the guys there. Or see some pics
of back then . any information would be very helpful
|Date: January 22, 2011
Name: Daisy Golden
Comments: I would like to report stolen identity of
army officers for opening an account on Face book.
He also posted profile pictures (several) of the
officers with the uniform. I don’t know how he got
the photos. He said he is senior army officer of 3rd
Infantry Division station in Iraq looking for a wife
and asked full address and telephone of the targeted
woman in Face book. One using name of James Watson
and another is Vitale Morris. I traced his email IP
address [220.127.116.11] and it is from Jakarta,
Indonesia. It is upsetting that someone will do this
using our troops identity. My question is how did he
get our troop profile photos? Thank you for your
time and attention.
|Date: January 19, 2011
Name: Larkin Head
Subject: 2nd Lt. Charles M. Head 1943 Tabarka,
Dear Sir, I have limited information on the death of
my Uncle. 2nd. Lt. Charles M. Head. We understand he
was the navigator of a B-25 and crashed with the
pilot and co-pilot while testing a repaired plane.
Several eyewitness’ say they made a few passes in
front of the light house at Tabarka, then rose to
around 10,000 ft when the plane took a dramatic dive
about 2 miles off the coast. 3 attempts were made
during the day to look for debris and or survivors
but nothing was found of much consequence.
I was hoping to find some relatives of the other
crew members to see if they may have any photo’s of
all the crew together or any other type of info on
my uncle. I believe the date of the crash was around
July 23rd. I believe my uncle was about 22 years
old. He was one of 5 children in the military at one
time. I believe his name is on the “Wall of the
Missing” at the North African American Cemetery.
Thanks for any help you may provide. Larkin Head
|Date: January 18, 2011
Name: Alvan Fisher, Jr
Address: 13217 Deron Ave
City, State, ZIP: San Diego, CA, 92129-2511
Subject: SGT Sam Singer
Comments: Looking for information about my
father-in-law, SGT Samuel Singer, 42062139, KIA Jan
or Feb 1945 near Colmar, France. Awarded the Silver
Star posthumously and Purple Heart with two
clusters. Believe he was in 3rd Division, regiment
unknown, but was in a company HQ. Daughter (Barbara
Mary Singer Fisher) and grandson (John A Fisher)
would like whatever information is available
(including photos) for family genealogy.
Note: Sgt Samuel Singer is listed as a member of the
15th Infantry Regiment on page 502 of the book
"History of the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII".
|Date: January 13, 2011
From: Vagn Snede Pedersen
Subject: Norbert Oskar Andersen
I am not quite sure if you are the right person to
ask, but I hope you can help me. I am writing you on
behalf of a friend here in Silkeborg, Denmark.
My friends name is Norbert Oskar Andersen and he is
a result of a meeting between a German woman and a
black American soldier, who met in Germany around
Norbert went to a children’s home in Schweinfurt and
was later adopted to a family in Denmark. Norberts
mother is now deceased, but Norbert succeeded in
getting a contact to her before she died. But
unfortunately he got no information about his
father. And he is now longing very much for
information about him. Norbert's papers says father
unknown, so all we know is:
His father was a black soldier.
His mother was working as a charwoman on Ledward
Her name was Marianna Lutter.
From the birth date of Norbert ( 17. November 1957 )
we know that they must have met in February 1957.
Norbert has tried to contact the adoptions
authorities in Germany, but without any luck.
Not much information, but do you think you could
help us in any way?
Can we find photos of the soldiers in 1957 on the
internet or can you guide us to see photos from that
period? Do you have photos in your archives and
would it be possible to get access to the photos if
we go the way from Denmark to visit you? ( or get a
copy of pictures? Of course we pay all expenses )
Have you got other archives where we can get access?
Could you give me information about web pages we
could use to make an inquiry?
Can you see any other way we can go in our search?
I am thanking you for taking the time to read this
Vagn Snede Pedersen
Balle Husevej 18
Date: January 11, 2011
Subject: Kenneth Hicks
Comments: Hello, my name is Teresa Snipes, I posted
a message in March 2006, but thought I needed to
post again with updated info. I am still looking for
anyone that served with my Uncle Kenneth Hicks from
April 1953 to April 1956 in Korea. He was with the
101st Airborne transferred to 3rd Infantry Division
703rd Ordnance. Any help would be greatly
|Date: January 10, 2011
Name: Karyn Davies
Subject: 10th Field Artillery (WWI)
I've come across your website while researching some
medals and badges that belonged to my grandfather
and one uncle. I was finally able to determine that
the badge I thought belonged to my uncle's Air Force
unit actually was my grandfather's 10th Field
I have his Victory Medal with St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne,
and Defensive Sector badges. I may also have his
marksman badges, but I haven't determined which are
his (someone attached a Sharp Shooter Qualification
Badge (with the wreath) to a US Army Marksman badge,
then there is a Army Sharpshooter badge with both
"carbine" and "sharpshooter" tags).
Somewhere I have a couple of photos of him in his
uniform, and one with his arm around a buddy. If
you'd like to use them for your webpage, I'll look
for them, scan and email to you. If someone in the
family still has it, I believe he also kept a some
kind of diary...
As I'm looking at your webpage and through all the
tabs, I don't think I understand the relationship
between the 3rd Div and the 10th FA. Are they the
same? Does there happen to be any information on WWI
rosters, duties, or anything showing names? All I've
been told was that my grandfather was a "runner"
delivering messages across battle lines. His name
was Peter S. Valdez of Durango, Colorado.
If you can direct me to someplace where I can do
more research, I would appreciate it. I hope to find
more about his service, any presentations, and
anything else interesting.
Thank you for any assistance,
|Date: January 10, 2011
Name: Jack Boone
Subject: Michael Toner
Comments: My name is Jack Boone. I was in the 3rd
Infantry division from 1964-1967. I was stationed in
Germany during this time. I am looking for Michael
Toner who was in with me in Germany at the same
time. I believe he was from Atlantic City, New
Jersey. Please email me with any information that
you may find.
|Date: January 8, 2011
Name: Chris Rabe
Tel: 760-791-2782 (CELL)
Subject: Robert A Rabe
Comments: Good afternoon and Happy new year, My name
is Chris Rabe, I am looking for information for my
Grandfather Robert A Rabe. Grandpa served in the
3ID, 30th inf reg, C co from Aug 44 to Sep 45 where
he was wounded in action near Sweinfurt Germany. All
knowledge of his men was lost after that day. His CO
was named Capt Samuel H Robert, My grandfather was
very close to him as he served as the company
interpreter. Granddad was a Nebraska farm boy that
grew up in a German speaking household. I have begun
to search for the family of Capt Roberts in hopes
that they have stories or even the Capts. Daily
logbook. We hired a lady to search what is left of
the records at the national archives and Granddad
has spoken to folks at the 3ID museum. Any help from
anybody would be great, Granddad is hoping to fill
in the blanks and complete his memoirs and publish
not only his story but the story of all the C co
30th Inf Reg heroes. He came to live with me this
year and as for many WWII vets time is more precious
now than ever, I am bound and determined to get his
story out there after all the Dog Face Soldiers were
the first to reach the Berchtesgaden! History and
HBO want to say the 101st was but we all know the
truth and I wish to get my Grandfathers Story and
The Story of C company for My kids and all
Generations to have before it is lost like so many
of their stories. I am a NAVY vet my self and share
a kinship with my Grandpa far beyond just being his
Grandson, we are after all Brothers in arms! God
Bless you and all the Vets past present and future!
And I appreciate any help you can give us,
Note: Pvt Robert A. Rabe, C Co, 30th Inf. Regt.
received the Bronze Star for action in Germany March
26. 1945 as noted in the book "History of the 3rd
Infantry Division in WWII on page 422. He is also
listed as a member of the 30th Infantry Regiment on
January 10, 2011
Name: Tim Stoy
I greatly admire your dedication to your grandfather
and helping him get his story out. I'll do what I
can to help. I recommend you also contact Milo
Moyano, the historian for the 30th Infantry Regiment
Association. He would most likely have the best
records on your grandfather's unit.
Do you have access to the published history of the
30th Infantry Regiment in WWII? That would give a
very good discussion of each of the actions his unit
was involved in.
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