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Name: Dennis Thorson
Address: 11 Bonnie Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Pinedale, WY 82941
Telephone: 307 367- 4277
FAX: 307 367-4377
Subject: 119th AAA gun bn mobile 3rd army
Comments: I would like to know the history of this company from the invasion of
to conclusion of WW2. Thank you Dennis Thorson life member VFW.
Date: 30 June 2001
Name: Phil Chambley, Sr.
Subject: My uncle Roy Chambley
I am looking for any info on my Uncle Roy Chambley. I remember the 3rd Div
and I remember him saying he was in 105mm artillery.
Any other info, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. He was
badly wounded near the Rhine.
Please e-mail. Thanks.
June 30, 2001 REQUEST
Name: Mary Ann Davenport
Work email: email@example.com
Phone: Home Phone (850-926-6946
Work Phone: (850) 561-5063
Work Fax: (850) 561-8001
My father, Charles
Raymond Davenport (passed away in 1986) was in the 3rd Infantry Division,
Company G, 30th
Infantry. I am trying to trace my father's unit's
movements/campaigns from WW II.
and he was in G Company, 30th Infantry of the 3rd Infantry Division. My mom gave
me copies of his
discharge papers last year. I'm still trying to figure out if he was in the 3rd
or 7th Army.
He arrived overseas for the war January 14, 1945. My mom said he crossed over
the Rhine at Worms,
but that's about all I know.
Your site (Bill Heller website) is the only one I found with the same patch as
my father who passed away in 1986.
One of the photos on your website is one of the 30th Infantry Regiment
"Raiders" hunting snipers in France.
Do you have any information on the 30th Infantry? Is there a way to enlarge that
My mom gave me copies of his discharge papers this past year & I've been
trying to locate his units
movements/campaigns. Any suggestions?
I wrote to the military office in St. Louis (sent copies of his discharge papers
& a letter requesting information),
that was over 8 months ago & I haven't heard back from them. Any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Mary Ann Davenport
Date: June 29,
Name: Frank D'Elia
Searching for any
information that would give me an insight of what my brother,
PFC Pasquale D'Elia, endured at Anzio Beachhead and vicinity.
He was KIA near Cisterna on May 25, 1944.
Date: 28 JUN 01
Name: Frank Kennedy
Address: 146 North Main Street
City, State, ZIP: Schoharie
Subject: Looking for some info
Comments: I'm looking for some info on the unit my grandfather was in. He
was a cannoneer
in the Battery A 272nd Field Artillery Battalion. Entered service 23 OCT
43. Received American Service Medal,
European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart,
WW II Victory Medal.
He was in the 3rd Army w/ Patton in Paris & 1st Army w/ Eisenhower ( Seigfried
Line/ Battle of the Bulge).
He was in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northen France, and Rhineland. His
name is Elijah Kennedy Jr.
He was discharged 9 FEB 46 as a PFC. I'm looking for info on what the unit did.
Any info you could offer would be great. Thanks. Frank Kennedy
Date: 25 June 2001
Name: Henry J. Joe
Address: Anny Letenske 12
City, State, ZIP: 120 00 Prague 2 Czech Republic
FAX: 1 212 208-4416
Subject: 3rd Infantry, 15th Regiment, information about my grandfather
Comments: I would be interested in learning more about my Grandfather´s
experiences in WWII.
He was with the 3rd/15th. He´s still alive in California while I
currently live here in Europe.
I see him only once every two years and I try to ask him as much as possible
about his experiences
when he was here but he can only remember so much. He fought at Monte
and landed in the South of France. He remembers the names of places like
the Colmar pocket, and ending the war in Salzburg and then being transferred to
Munich before returning to the US.
He fought on the front for many months before being made a General's orderly.
He recalls General O´Daniel,
General Young, and General Clark but he doesn't recall much more. I'm
currently traveling back to Prague
from Barcelona Spain and each chance I get, I try to retrace my Granddad's
footsteps and try to take some photos
so I can send back to him. If anyone has been back to places like Besancon,
Colmar, or the like
and can recommend places to visit, I'd be greatly appreciative and would share
my photos with you.
P.S. Thanks so much for the efforts you've placed in your website.
I sent a personal notice and request today but forgot to add the following items
about my grandfather.
One, his name Joe Joung, PVT
two, a very distinguishable feature.....he is Chinese. I'm sure there weren't
very many Chinese-Americans
there and I've often wondered at the look on the eyes of a German or Italian
when they came face to face with my granddad.
Name: Joel Calderon
Address: 2398 Woodchuck Way
City, State, ZIP: Sandy, Utah 84093
Telephone: (801) 755-9530
Subject: Any WWII veterans who live in Utah?
Comments: Hello, any WWII veterans from 3rd ID live in Utah. The American
at the University of Utah, would like to hear your stories of your proud service
in World War II.
We have an oral history project we are doing with WWII veterans to preserve the
greatest generation's history.
Please E-mail me if your interested. Thank you.
Sincerely, J. Calderon
Date: 25 June 2001 REQUEST
Name: John M. McCarty III
Address: 820 Inlet
City, State, ZIP: Rehoboth, DE 19971
Subject: Harry Edward Cox
Comments: I am looking for anyone who either knew or has information about my
grandfather, Harry Edward Cox.
He served in The 3rd Infantry Division during the Naples-Foggia Campaign.
He was from Lewes, Delaware
and was in his mid to late 30's when he served. I believe he may have
received some type of honors, but I am not sure.
Any information will be GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thank You
Date: June 23, 2001
Name: Joe Gil
Address: Box 5
City, State, ZIP: Pt. Baker AK 99927
Telephone: 907 7231924
Subject: Chuck Vanderende
Name: Emerson (Dana) B. Brady
Address: RR 10, Box 127-B
City, State, ZIP: Marietta, Ohio 45750
Telephone: 740 374-3949
Subject: Witnesses to accident
Comments: I would like to contact Sp/4 Merle Mickelson, Pfc. Norris, and the
sergeant who witnessed
the accident May 24,1964 in a motor pool at Grafenwohr, Germany, which caused
the loss of my right hand.
If not, I would like to say that I, and the medical board at Walter Reed
Hospital ruled it "in line of duty".
It's OK,guys, I never held any ill feelings in the event that one of you felt
you were at fault.
(10th Artillery 3rd Inf. Division, What an outfit!!!)
I have been successful in my search for
my former commanding officer, 1st Lt. Peter Heimdahl. And, hey, Thanx a million!
Emerson (Dana) B. Brady
Name: David Rusher
Address: 11474 Sugar Creek Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Benton Il 62812
Comments: Looking for anyone who served in 3rd Division 7th infantry company H,
in North Africa 1942-43.
Under General Mark Clark And anyone who served with my uncle PFC James O. Lance.
Date: June 22,
Name: Nancy Rial
Address: 4 Francis Ave
City, State, ZIP: Cambridge, Ma 02138
E-mail: n.librarie@ usa.net
Subject: Am looking for veterans who may have known my uncle, SGT. ALAN W.
who was in the 3rd Army,5th Division in France during late summer and fall of
1943. He was killed near
Metz, Nov 10, and buried there. Would like to hear from anyone about this
fall advance across France, or how to find info.
Date: 21 June 2001
Name: Major Ben Spears
Address: 2000 Fort Point Rd
City, State, ZIP: Galveston, Texas 77550
Subject: WWII veteran' service
Comments: Sir, I am Maj. Ben Spears with the US Army Corps of Engineers in
One of our employees, David Janda, has a father-in-law (Marvin William Jones)
who served in WWII.
From what I can put together I believe he may have been in the 3rd INF Division.
He departed the US
from Laurel Maryland, fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, to include
How can Davis find out if His father-in -law was in the 3rd?
Date: June 20, 2001
Name: Andrew Hense
City, State, ZIP: Chicago, IL
Subject: Information about Walter O'Connor
Comments: I'm looking for any information about my great uncle, Walter O'Connor.
He was killed in Sicily on August 11th, 1943. His older sister, my
is interested in learning a little more about the event surrounding his time in
the Army and his death.
Thanks for the help.
Name: Warren Faris
Address: 228 St. Charles Ave., Suite 1207
City, State, ZIP: New Orleans, LA 70130
Subject: Seeking Frederick Rachiele
Comments: I am seeking information on CAPT Frederick Rachiele (sp?) who was
attached to the
7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Division during the period 1942-1945
He was a medical officer in the Regiment and of the 1st Battalion of the 7th
Date: 6/19/01 REQUEST
Name: AO2(AW/PJ) William D. James
USS Kitty-Hawk (CV-63)
My Great-Uncle was in the 3rd Infantry Division during
WWII, and I have been told he was somewhat highly
decorated. Would your organization be able to find out
what his accomplishments were? I was told he was
awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (Cross
Maybe?). I would really like to know for sure, but no-
one in the family knows for sure. He had two
brothers who were killed in the Korean War, I am in the process of
finding information on them as well. Not very
many family members served after Korea, until I joined the military
so not much has been mentioned. I would be very grateful
if you could find anything about him.
His Name is Jerry Daniels, and he is from Monroe, Mi.
The family calls him "Jeep" ( I suppose being called
"Jerry" after fighting in WWII wouldn't quite
have the same ring to it.)
I understand there were many people in the 3rd during
WWII, So, even if you don't find anything, I still appreciate
you taking time to read this. Thank-you
Date: June 19, 2001
Name: Peter Formisano
Address: 11633 South Thornberry Drive
City, State, ZIP: Draper, Utah
Subject: Research Information - Clay Pigeon
Recently my family found a journal that was kept by my grandfather (Peter
Formisano) during World War II.
In the journal we discovered things unknown to us before my grandfather passed
After reading through the journal this weekend, I became interested in obtaining
information about the missions
of "The Clay Pigeon" and my grandfather were part of.
According to the journal and information we could scrape together, he was a crew
chief on this plane and took
part in the invasion of Normandy. I believe the plane was used to launch
gliders, however, this could be inaccurate.
Any assistance anyone can provide would be appreciated. Thank you in
advance for taking time to read and respond
to this inquiry.Regards, Peter Formisano
Name: HAROLD WEBB
Address: 298 MORRELL TOWN RD
City, State, ZIP: BRISTOL TN 37620
Subject: 3RD AAA A-BTRY 3rd INF DIV
Comments: Looking FOR JAMES JONES OF CLEVELAND VIRGINIA KOREAN WAR BUDDY.
IF ANY ONE HAS ANY INFO, PLEASE CONTACT HAROLD WEBB BY PHONE
ALL BTRYS 3rd AAA 3rd INF DIV. HAVING REUNION IN APRIL 24-25-26 2002
WE ARE TRYING FIND ALL MEN OF 3rd AAA.
Date: June 16,
Name: Ed Smith
City, State, ZIP: Long Island NY & North Port FL
Subject: Looking for
Refreshing to catch up on members. Signing for Pete Buongorno,
Willie Madeloni, Gerry Cottone,
Victor Bruno, Jonsey, Jordan, and all my buddies from "L" co. 3rd Bn
30th Inf, 3ID, that wound up in
Salzburg, Austria, in 45. Then went on to Witzenhausen and Eschwege
Harry Jones 1007 Marengo St, New Orleans, Charlie Tebbets 87 Simonds St.,
Doc Smith 1739E Prairie St., Decatur Illinois, AJ Tuladzieki 3039 Brereton Ave.,
JE Taylor Seven Valleys Pa, Robert Scebold Mo Valley Ia.
I got these addresses from Gerry Cottone who had liberated a huge Nazi Flag and
all the guys signed it .
At that time I lived in Brooklyn and signed it as my address. I thank you
again for your
concern and the Website. My failing memory has allowed me another name to look
for .Thomas McGarty
who ran the EM club in Wiyzenhausen Germany when I was driving for Chaplains
Kielty from Mass.
and LaCour from Lousiana.
Great men . We were billeted in a private home just down the block from Bn HQ.
I'm pretty sure he was from Mass,
he had a Boston Way of Talking. A lot of water under the bridge.
Date: June 15,
Name: Emerson (Dana) B. Brady
Address: RR 10, Box 127-B
City, State, ZIP: Marietta, Ohio 45750
Subject: Former unit CO's, NCO's
Comments: Would like to contact 1st Lt.John J. Fanning 3rd, 1st Lt.Peter
Heimdahl, 1st Sgts.Kelly and Byram,
S/Sgt.Lon H. Pettigrew, and, if possible, the Battalion Commander of the 10th
I have been successful in my search for
my former commanding officer, 1st Lt. Peter Heimdahl. And, hey, Thanx a
Emerson (Dana) B. Brady
Date: 14 June 01
Name: Ted Prescott
Address: 7701 Miracle Lane
City, State, ZIP: N. Richland Hills, TX 76180
Subject: 3ID Border Operations
Comments: Hello, I've published a web site (www.grenzer.com)on
the Iron Curtain & East German/US border operations.
I have no information on 3ID's border ops. I know 3/7 Cav performed the border
mission for some time, but that's all I know.
Do you have any information? Thanks, Ted Prescott
Date: June 13, 2001
Name: Lewis N. Pergament
Address: 3200 Waterbury Drive
City, State, ZIP: Wantagh, NY 11793
Telephone: 516 785 6851
Subject: WW II Third Infantry in Film
Comments: During WW II the Third was featured in a movie called True Glory. My
dad since passed away,
1st. Lt Hyman Pergament was featured in the movie standing on a mess line. We
his family have heard about
this for years and would love to buy a copy of the movie. I have searched all
over to no avail.
We would pay for a copy, if anybody has any information please send it to Lewp56@aol.com.
Date: June 13, 2001
Name: Barbara McDonald Cobb
Address: 5001 E. McKinney
City, State, ZIP: Denton, Tx 76208
Subject: wounded on way to Hitler's Eagles Nest
Comments: Anxious to know if anyone remembers my dad being wounded 5-1-1945 on
the way to take
Hitler's Eagle's Nest? he is John M. McDonald 38-424-724 enlisted
Decatur, Wise Co. TX. Dec. 1942
and inducted into the army Dec.1942 at Dallas, Tx. He was always with 92nd
Signal Battalion, Co.C.
It was attached also to the 2nd, 5th, and 8th infantry and U.S 82nd Airborne. He
may have been with the
2nd French Armored going to Eagle's Nest. He never received the Purple Heart
which he was entitled to.
It would mean so much to his 80yr. old wife and his children. How can we
get this done?
Maybe someone recalls him. Thanks much Barbara.
Date: June 13,
Name: Patricia M. (Wixon) Schneider
Address: 67 Central Street
City, State, ZIP: Framingham, Ma. 01701
Telephone: (508) 788-0725
Subject: Pvt. Thomas S. Wixon ASN 31370399 Company M 3rd Inf. Div 3rd Battalion
Heavy Weapons Co.
Comments: If there is anyone who knew my father personally, please contact
me. He was KIA at the river Meuthe Clairfontaine and St. Dio, France; on
near the town of Biarville. I really know nothing about him as a person for he
was already overseas
when I was born Nov.24,1943. I had no contact with my mother from the age of
If there is any of his fellow vets still alive I would like to hear from
He was killed just four days before my first birthday. I was brought up by my
Mother's side. but they really did not know much about him.
If there anyone who can fill in the blanks please contact me. Thank You
Name: Jan Harrison
Address: P.O.Box 596
City, State, ZIP: Olivehurst, CA
Subject: WWII medic
Comments: My father's name is David Williams. He was a medic with the 88th
infantry,2nd battalion, 350 regiment.
He was wounded in 1945 in Italy and lost contact with all his buddies. Mike [Screwbac]
I don't think
that is the correct spelling but he is Polish and came from the Chicago
Please, If you know of my Dad or his division.Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: June 11, 2001
Hello, I was visiting your website-it is very nice. I have found over 100
editions of Yank Military Magazine,
issues from 1942 to 1945.I would like to sell them. If there is any interest in
I would be willing to sell them THANKS RAY
Date: 06/11/01 REQUEST
Name: Michael R. Connelly
Address: RD 2, Box 592-A
City, State, ZIP: Northumberland, PA 17857
Subject: 3rd Infantry Div., 9th Field Artillery
Comments: My grandfather, Robert E. Deal, was a Captain with the above
He passed away in the fall of 2000. He didn't talk much about what he
My mother told me that he served in Africa, Sicily and France, and was in charge
displaced persons at Dachau, Germany. I just wanted to know more details about
and his unit went through. Thanks in advance, Michael R. Connelly
Name: Roseanne Windstein
Comments: I am trying to find information on getting duplicates of my father's
medals from WWII
can you help? please email me
Date: June 10, 2001
Name: Janice Foley
Address: p.o. box 1317
City, State, ZIP: Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone: (904) 259-7884
Subject: 7th Inf. at Volturno
Comments: Am looking for any information regarding Cpl.WILLIAM CLARENCE FOLEY.
He died near Volturno in Italy October 13, 1943 and was awarded the Silver Star
for his actions.
Prior to Italy he was in North Africa. From an envelope I have he sent
from Camp Elliott, CA
it shows his address as: A.T. Co. L.C.T.2 7 Inf. Could someone
tell me what that address means?
I am assuming he was in the 7th Inf. Anyone out there who was in that same
I also think his brother Thomas FOLEY was in North Africa. They were from
the Southside of Chicago (Canaryville).
Thanks for any help. Janice Foley, P.O. Box 1317, Macclenny, FL 32063
Date: 6/10/01 REQUEST
Name: Dan Champagne
Address: PSC 2 Box 10729
City, State, ZIP: APO AE 09012
Subject: B Company Photo
My name is Dan Champagne, and I'm currently writing a book on the exploits of B
Company, 15th Regiment,
in World War Two. While browsing through "The Society of the Third Division
Web Page," I came across
an excellent group picture of B Company. I believe the picture came from Lee
Hatfield's WW II photo album.
I am very interested in publishing this picture in my book. What a great way to
pay tribute to the men of B Company.
Would it be possible for me to get a copy of this photo? Please contact me at email@example.com
I would really appreciate it. Thank-you. Sincerely, Dan Champagne
Date: June 9, 2001
Name: Robin Rogers
I found your website in my search for information about fighting in the
town of Colmar
during World War II. My father always said he was captured in that town on
5 January, 1945.
Members of his army unit say he must have it mistaken for Offendorf to the
I don't believe he could have been that wrong. The two towns are not close
nor are the names at all similar. It seems unlikely that he could have
confused the two.
I am hoping you can direct me to more information about fighting in the town
around that date
so that I can try to clear up the mystery. I want to honor his memory by
preserving his history
and passing it on to my own sons and future generations.
Thank you for your time in reading this and my thanks and respect to all our
veterans. Robin Rogers
Date: June 8, 2001
Name: John Smiley
Subject: Talk with WWII Vet
Hi, My dad wants to talk with vets. His name is
Lester B Smiley, Sergeant Co B 10th Engineers
3rd division. 1944-45? He met Audie Murphy. And has a ton of
photos he sent to Mom during the war.
E Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if
Some one would like. I will Thanks John Smiley his son.....
Date: June 6, 2001 REQUEST
Name: Mary Ellen Ontko
Address: Box 136
City, State, ZIP: Pleasant City, OH 43772
Subject: Forest H. Hayes' military record; his 9th division was at the Remagan
Date: 6/5/01 REQUEST
Name: Michael Delaney
Address: 1002 Oak Drive
City, State, ZIP: Raymore, MO 64083
Subject: Victor (Vic) Gray
Comments: I believe my great-uncle fought with the 3rd ID during the Battle of
He died shortly after the war and I never knew him and my grandmother didn't
know much of his war experience.
She didn't know his unit, but his Army picture has him wearing the 3rd ID patch.
He was thought to be a radioman,
trained at Ft. Riley and was from Lawrenceville, Illinois. His full name
was George Victor Gray,
and he was 20-22 years old at the time of the war.
I am a veteran and would really appreciate knowing something of his time in the
service, if possible.
If anyone knew him or of him, please contact me Thanks, Michael Delaney
Name: MARIA HILLEARY
Subject: PLEASE HELP ME LOCATE HIM!
Comments: HI, WELL ME AND KEVIN HAD A VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP
WHEN WE WERE TOGETHER. I HAD TO MOVE AND HE HAD TO GO BACK TO THE ARMY.
AT THE TIME HE WAS STATIONED IN GEORGIA. IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNOWS
KEVIN LYNELL BROWN PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS IF POSSIBLE.
KEVIN IS ABOUT 6'3. LIGHT BROWN COMPLEXION AND BROWN EYES. PLEASE IF ANYONE
KNOWS ANYTHING LET ME KNOW. THANKS MARIA
Name: Cathy Hosier
Address: PO Box 44
City, State, ZIP: Millerton NY 12546
Subject: WWII US Army Sv Btry 963rd FA Bn
Comments: I am looking for information on my father Lester Crawford. He served
6Sp44 to 16Nov45. I remember him talking of being in France, Belgium, Holland
He witnessed the loss of many men from his group as the memories were relived on
Memorial Days and Veterans Days. I am not sure what division he may have been
as I can find nothing listed as 963rd FA Bn. Thank you.
Date: 4th June 2001
Name: Pascal TRAN-HUU
Comments: I am a French officer, during my tour in Germany I used to be on
A company 63rd armor in 1988 for one month (partnership) and I participate in a
Garry Owen Border Mission.
I am wondering if I am eligible to join your society ?
Unfortunately, I do not have any record on my short assignment in the 3rd ID
Sunday, June 3, 2001
Name: John Garrison
my email address is SkyQQer@aol.com
Hello, trying to help a friend find his old Vietnam unit the 3rd Div 92nd
that was at Long Ben Vietnam 1963-67. I have not been able to find any
thing on this unit.
His email address is RIFLE1850@aol.com.
Thanks for any help you can give. John Garrison
Date: 3 June 2001
Name: SGT Thomas W. Martin
Address: 124 N. Adams
City, State, ZIP: Junction City, Kansas 66441
Subject: looking for friends from the gulf war
Comments: I'm looking for friends I had in the Gulf War. there was one good
friend I had
who was a medic by the name of David Hubbard. We were stationed together during
gulf HHC 4/66 Armor in A- burg Germany. if any one has info please e-mail me
Date: 2 June 2001 REQUEST
Name: John Cook,
Army serial # 36910023 V
1845 Albert Street
Springfield, IL 62702
I need a little help in obtaining a book that I received after the
war was over in Germany, and is now lost. Don't recall the name. but did
know that it contained all the battles and routes W/ pictures that my
Regiment had been involved in.
I was in the battle of the Bulge in Dec of 1944,with the 90th Inf.
Division, 359th Reg, Co L. fought through Central Europe with Patton's 3rd
Army, wounded in the last few weeks before Germany surrendered. I
would appreciate any contact with any GI's that I served with.
Date: 2 June 2001 REQUEST
Name: Bill Davis
Address: 41 Treehaven Rd.
City, State, ZIP: West Seneca NY 14224
Subject: Uncle kia in Africa 1 Dec. 1942
Comments: Hi I am searching the events that lead to my uncles death on the above
He was in the 13 armored division but I can find no record of the 13 armored any
Any leads you can give me would be great thanks for your help
Name: Lee Hatfield, Jr.
Location: Waterford, CT.
I am researching my late father's WWII experience. He was Lee E. Hatfield
(PFC)- 3rd Division,
30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Co. F & Headquarters Co.. He served
from North Africa
(April 1943) to the end of the war in Salzburg. Then he stayed on occupation
duty at several sites
until late October 1945. I would appreciate any information or contact from
someone who might
have served with him. He was wounded at Brolo, Sicily and returned to duty
shortly after that.
I have a good deal of information personal and the two original histories) , but
there are gaps. Thank you.
Date: June 1, 2001
Name: Stephen Mazak
City, State, ZIP: Creston, Ohio
Subject: Clyde E. Harris
Comments: I am looking for Clyde E. Harris, who was a Sergeant in the 7th
Infantry Regiment Battle Patrol
in WW II. He was originally from the Cheyenne, Wyoming area. He was
born in 1924.
I am doing this for Lamar Weikle, G Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, WW II, who
was his good friend.
Any information on Clyde would be appreciated.