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Name: Lisa Preston
Subject: William J. McLee
My great-uncle died before I met him, and months before my mom was born.
My grandad (William McLee's baby Brother) did not ever talk about him,
not even to his 8 children. Following the recent deaths of grand parents
and great aunts and uncles, I am doing a lot of family tree research (so
my young nieces and nephews don't lose the trail) and cannot find much
on my uncle other than that he is buried at the Sicily-Rome American
cemetery, received a Purple Heart, and died 2-25-1944 (probably) at
Anzio. He enlisted (or was drafted?) in NYC. Their mom died at my
grandad's birth, and he lost touch with his other brother as well as his
dad. It is possible his death was something that impacted them all so
much they stopped talking but I will never know the reason now. Both my
grandparents and a 2nd uncle who was named for William J are now
deceased. None of us has info about what happened to Uncle William other
than that he died and was buried in military plot.
I think it important to be informed so the younger members of the family
can recognize the honor of his service as well. The notation for my
uncle on the abm overseas grave website notes that he is listed as CPL
William McLee. It also says he was with the 4065th unit. I cannot find
4065 as a listed unit on any docs I find for the 5th Army but one does
reference 4065 Quartermaster Service Company as being attached to a 263
or 249 QM battalion. I'm confused because I cannot think how QM service
company member would normally be getting a Purple Heart. Did Anzio get
so bad that service company was fighting? I have tried reading online
excerpts of Anzio vet diaries and the period from 2/16 or 2/19 thru to
2/25 seems to always be not fully noted, if at all. Often the 2/26 notes
say some relief came in for the fighting. Can we find out what could
have happened? He also would probably have been listed as colored
although my understanding also is that their mom was Native Amaerican.
The closest I have come to finding out what (I think) happened is
finding PVT Paul G.Brown's diary page but the version I found from some
years back did not cover the dates in February. And I don't even know if
William was 3rd or 7th or 45th. The numbering is SO confusing.
Hope someone can help & thanks!
|Date: May 28, 2012
Name: Reindel, Jim
Subject: Osfort Story
Comments: I enjoyed visiting the website to follow a bit of history of
the 3rd Division. My father was in the 3rd Division and was wounded at
Anzio with grenade schrapnel entering the nose and coming into the top
of his mouth. He was patched up in Naples and sent back to the invasion
of southern France. I had been with him on several trips to Germany but
he didn’t talk much about the war except a few small stories
particularly around the occupation days in Salzburg. He kept in touch
with the family that owned the Gasthaus that was the battalion
headquarters (Gasthaus John) near the banhoff in Salzburg. One story he
briefly alluded to was about a half track they loaded up with explosives
and drove it into a fort wall. He said it didn’t explode so they used
mortar rounds to set it off. He spoke German fluently and he talked the
Germans inside into giving up in the German language and the number of
prisoners were around 84. It was covered in our local news paper
clippings. He received the bronze star for his activities. He never
remembered the name of the site but he said it was around Strassburg and
my visit to Colmar and the Alsace area brought back some of his
memories. Nice to see some more history on the website. He passed away
some 12 years ago. I still have many of his photos and some are from his
tour through Kassle, Obersalzburg, Nuremburg, and Salzburg. Jim Reindel
|Date: May 27, 2012
Name: Scott Bender
Subject: 1262 Engineer Combat Bn, Co. B, Frederick Bender
I am trying to reseach my grandfathers WWII history(Frederick
Bender,T-5). He was with the 1262 Engineer Combat Battalion,Co.B from
1944 to 1946 when he was discharged. I am trying to locate any personnel
and unit records(especially the unit rosters)and photos. I am not sure
which platoon he was assigned to. I have some unit history reports of
actions in Belgium and Germany from 1945-1946.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
|Date: May 22, 2012
Name: John Morici
Subject: Melvin James Dalby Army stationed in Germany 1946
Comments: Maybe you can point me to where I have to look. The soldier
Melvin James Dalby also knon as Jimmy Dalby. Hated the first name
Melvin. Is my bio.father. Was stationed near Asslar Germany or
Frankfort. I am 65 yrs young and was told this recently by my mother.
Believe he may be from Minn.I know Army records were destroyed in St
Louis in 1959. Need help trying to find info on him. He was sick and
sent back home in 1946. He did try to contact my mother later because he
knew she was pregnant by him. Her mother never gave her the letters
because she married another soldier who became my so called father and i
was brought to Chicago where I grew up. I can be reached by phone or
email at 847 417 3194. I now live in Kentucky. Thankyou for any help you
|Date: May 20, 2012
Name: Mike Hancy
Subject: Fifth Army Pontelatone / Liberi / Caserta / Dragoni
Comments: I came across a reference to Pontelatone on one of the
WebPages here. I know during the WWII (circa 1945 I think) there was
quite a bit of activity there. My mother is 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
some of the German forces may have surrendered to the Allies in or
Does anyone have any idea how I may go about contacting any American
ex-forces member or their current families who may have any photos?
|Date: May 19, 2012
Name: Mike Orr
Subject; 3rd Infantry Div. Seventh Infantry Regiment Company "F" Sept
Dear Sir / Madame,
I will be going to Europe for a month soon on business and I would like
to possibly follow in my fathers footsteps on my free time so to speak.
My father never spoke of the war so I don't have a lot of info to go on.
But I do have a citation for the Silver Star he was awarded. He did not
actually receive it until sometime in the early 60s due to being
wounded. My father died back in 87. I have a few pictures of him in
uniform and these letters. Any information you could give me would be
(See attached photos: silver star 4march45.JPG)(See attached file:
With Best Regards / Mit freundlichem Gruß
1 Mercedes Drive
Vance, Al. 35490
Desk (205) 462- 5529
|Date: May 18, 2012
Name: Penny Curtin
I am looking for information on my father, Robert W. Olson. He was a
captain in the army and I think he belonged to the 3rd division, but I
am not sure. He enlisted in the Army National Guard and then entered the
army. He was from Fairmont, MN
Penny His daughter
|Date: May 17, 2012
Name: Rainer Peter
Subject: August 1968
I will closed my study "August 1968 - diary of a crisis - operations of
the german border police and the NATO in the cssr-crisis". Have you in
your archive any informations?
Or can you give my adresse to witnesses to history of these days in
August 1968? Thank you very much for your help.
With a lot of regards.
Tholeyer Str 18
|Date: May 17, 2012
Name: Kevin Carolan
Subject: Looking for 3d MI Bn personnal
My name is Kevin Carolan and I am interested in finding personnal from
the 3d Military Intelligence Detachment during the period Sept. 1969-
At the time I was a WO1 (Order of Battle Technician) and was the first
OB Tech ever assigned to the 3d MI Detachment, 3d Infantry Division. The
3d MI Det. was located in downtown Wurzburg, while the HQ's of the 3d
Infantry Division was at Leighton Barracks in Wurzburg.
Any Information pertaining to the 3d MI Det. or G2 Section of the 3d
Infantry Division during this time framd would be appreciated.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin J. Carolan
|Date: May 17, 2012
Subject; Invitation to Blog on the Loganville Patch
Comments: Hi, this is Kristi from the Fort Stewart Patch. If you aren’t
familiar with your area’s Patch check us out at
Currently we are inviting organizations and members of the community to
share their knowledge or thoughts on our site and we would like to
invite you and your organization to blog for free on the Fort Stewart
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Please consider blogging on our site and let me know if you are
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If you need any assistance getting set up or you decide to try it please
let me know! Thanks so much and hope to read your posts soon!
Fort Stewart Patch
|Date: Mon 5/14/2012
Name: Kristian Pierce
Subject: Co. M of the 7th Infantry -WWI
Comments: Let me start off by apolgizing for any bother. I'm sure you
get "bugged" by many for information.
I am trying to gather some information on a great uncle on my dad's side
of the family.
He was a member of Company M, 7th infantry WW I. His full name was
Marvin "Bud" Cecil Robinson. Tennessee. I have one photo of him in
uniform (my father is having problems finding it, but I know that we
have that photo)
His grave marker lists:
Marvin C Robinson
Co.M of the 7th Infantry
I am trying to get some information for my father and any lead would be
Below is what i have found on google.
Bud lived in Carroll Co., TN (no town or city state) according to his
WWI Draft Registration Card and says he was tall, medium build, with
blue eyes and black hair. He served in WW I as a Private in Co.M of the
Thank you for any help you give.
|Date: May 9, 2012
Name: ava herron
Subject: Phillip Herron Army Air Corps
I am looking for information on my Uncle Philip Herron, who was in the
US Army Air Corps in WWII. He was attached to the RAF, and his squadron
went down off the coast of England in the 1940s. I have heard from a
relative who said he is buried in one of the VA cemetaries in England,
but I have lost the specifics and would like to share with a cousin who
just contacted. (Our gene pool is pretty small).
My Uncle was born in Arkansas, his parents were Philip and Irma Temple
|Date: May 8, 2012
Name: Tim Joseph
Subject: Fathers WWII History Research
Comments: Dear sir/madam,
Kindly, Steve Dixon of the 70th Infantry Division Association directed
me towards your site after resolving a mystery for me on my fathers,
Arthur James Joseph, service in WWII. His discharge papers show him a
member of the 70th (then only papers I have as the rest appear to have
been lost in the records fire) but Steve, looking at his service record,
believes he was transferred to the 70th after hostilities ended to
transfer home and believes he was a 3rd Division Veteran.
Battles and Campaigns:
Naples Foggia Southern France GO 33 ED 45 Rome Arno Rhineland GO 40 WD
45 Central Europe GO 48 WD 45
I was hoping that you might be able to direct me to any information
resources about his service during the war. His discharge papers are
attached in the CCE00000.PDF file. Thanks in advance for any direction
you may be able to provide. My 13 year old daughter is traveling to the
WWII Memorial this weekend with her student counsel class and this has
driven me to try and find some information about where dad fought. He
spoke little about it as I grew up.
Tim Joseph - email@example.com
1- 281-802-3412 Cell
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