Monday, January 31, 2000 REQUEST
PO Box 3411
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Request: My cousin Jimmy Muller was with the 2nd Battalion Headquarters Co, 7th Infantry Regiment. He saw nearly a year of combat from Cassino to
Besancon, France where on September 5 1944, he was killed in action. If anyone knew Jimmy, I'd really like to hear from
Monday, January 31, 2000
Jerry A. Fleming
2410 Horseshoe Lane
Richmond, TX 77469
Request: I am interested in discovering information on the 57th Hospital in Tunisia
during WW2. My Dad served there and I am gathering information for him as a gift.
He did basic training in Oklahoma and was in North Africa from 1942-1945.
Saturday, January 29, 2000 REQUEST
1654 Crossridge Ln.
Louisville, KY 40220
Request: I am searching for information regarding my uncle, Paris Hicks. I know that he was killed
4-21-1945 in Bologna, Italy. I believe he was in a tank division, but that may be
incorrect. How can I go about finding out his division etc.?
Friday, January 28, 2000 REQUEST
Dolly J. Ratliff
2116 S Knollwood Rd.
Florence, SC 29502-8295
Request: I would like info. on my father's military service. His name was Carl David Johnson from
address at the time was Rt. 1 Effingham, S C . He was in World War 2. Inducted into Army on Dec.
10, 1942 at Ft Jackson, S. C. Served in Sicily, Naples--Foggia, Rome--Arno, Southern France,
Rhineland, Central Europe. I think in the SV Co 409th Inf. He got out of the army on Sept. 26, 1945,
went to Ft. Bragg, NC when he got home. This is pretty much all I know. Many thanks for any help
you can give me. Dolly Ratliff
Thu, 24 Feb 2000
I recently went on the Personal Search Page, request #44 on January 28,2000. I have just found out that my father, Carl David Johnson, was with
the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion Co. C. They served with Darby's 4th rangers , I am told in some major battles. Also they served with other
units, which I have yet to find out about, other than the 409th which he was in when he returned home after the war.
Just thought I would let you know this. You can take my request off if you wish, doesn't matter to me if it stays though. There still may be a lot
to find out about.
I am grateful to you for all of your help and for the website. If you know anything about the 83rd or Darby's 4th rangers would you please let me
Thank you for everything!
Dolly J. Ratliff
Comments: Dear Sir, My uncle was in the 7th Infantry 3rd Division during WWII. He was killed on 11/01/43. His name was
Leroy Warren Baynum. Family members stated that he was killed in Italy (Salerno?), attempting to get ammo up a mountain
by using horses/mules. He was shot by an apparent sniper. While viewing an Audie Murphy site, I have learned that his 15th Inf
3rd Division was in N.Africa during this time. I am now puzzled by the difference in location? Can you or anyone tell me where
the 7th Infantry was on November 1st 1943? Or explain why the 7th is in Italy & the 15th is in
N.Africa. Could my family's
accounts been wrong all these years.
Thank you for the site, Ken Fossitt
Webmaster's Note: I wrote to Ken Fossitt and told him the
version that was printed in The History of the 3rd Infantry Division on page 97,
but if anyone has any further information, please contact him. Thank you.
Wed, 26 Jan 2000
I served with the 10th Field Artillery in WWII. We were the light artillery support for your uncle's Infantry regiment. Your family records are correct.
We were in Pietramelara, Italy on Nov. l so your uncle would have been near us in the 7th Inf.
If I can be of any further help, let me know.
S/Sgt Virgil Pelon /email: ID3SOP18MW@aol.com
Monday, January 24, 2000 REQUEST
912 Pineland Ave #29
Hinesville, GA 31313
Telephone: (912) 877-7851
Request: My name is CPT Ed Setzler and I am the current commander of B Company, 703d
Support Battalion - the 3d Division's truck company. I am looking for a TSGT-5 Gerald R.
Kirkpatrick, from the 3d Quartermaster Truck Company in WW-II. He is a Bronze Star recipient for
valor and is a candidate for dedicating the division truck company motorpool in Fort Stewart. If
anyone knows of his whereabouts or have any other truck driver candidates, please notify me at EDSETZLER@AOL.COM or my home number.
Rock of the Marne !
Sunday, January 23, 2000 REQUEST
403 St. John's Circle
N. Ft. Myers, FL.
Request: Seeking information on 3rd Inf. Boat Detachment:
Stationed in Presidio of Monteray, Calif. in 1942.
Any information on the unit after they moved from
there. Possible they went to the Pacific. This unit started in Henderson Inlet and then moved to
Puget Sound. I served with this unit unit returned to my unit and sent overseas.
SFC Mike McFarlin
From: Dover, Pa (formally Hamilton, Texas)
Comments: Searching for prior station buddies from Conn Barrarcks in
Schwinefurt, Germany from '82-84 in 3/64th Armor.
My tour with the 3rd is stilled remembered as my favorite assignment while in the Army.
Friday, January 14, 2000 REQUEST
Betsy Beach Fusco
219 Lincoln Blvd
Emerson, NJ 07630
Request: My father passed away 2 years ago and I wanted to find out more about him. His
name was Bruce B. Beach his serial number was 32597663. He was part of the front line
signal corp that helped to lay the lines of communication for the following troops and he went
into existing headquarters to fix and reset cryptograph machines. He was in the second wave at
Normandy along with being part of the Battle of the Bulge.
He did not talk much about being in the war, but I have found a letter of recommendation from
his commanding officer on his groups accomplishments. He was a Corporal and had a pilot to take him from place to place occasionally.
Any help would be appreciated, he was from Glen Rock NJ.
Thank you for your help. I appreciate it if anyone could help.
Betsy Beach Fusco
Tuesday, January 11, 2000 REQUEST
1 Fieldfare Way
Charleston, SC 29414
Request: Thanks for the great site! I'm looking for information on my grandfather. George
"Marion" Weatherford, 3rd Division, 30th Regiment, Company 'K'- He went into combat on
February 1, 1945. He didn't leave Europe until spring 1946. I have a copy of his discharge
papers and some letters he wrote home. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
Monday, January 10, 2000 REQUEST
18 Lynn Circle
Naugatuck, CT 067770
Request: Served in 15th Infantry Reg. 3 Div. from 1942 to 1945. Home town Willsboro NY
Request: Does anyone have any information on a Carlos Dimas Manso? He was with the 65th Infantry Regiment, he was from Loiza Aldea
Puerto Rico, I tried locating him through the Government but they can't find his information.
Sat, 8 Jan 2000 REQUEST
I am writing on behalf of my father. He is looking for information on the 65th Infantry Regiment who fought in The Korean War with
3rd Division. Do you have any information on them.
Friday, January 7, 2000 REQUEST
861 N. Ave G
Odessa, Tx 79763
Request: I am looking for ww2 records on my grandpa Virgil Lee Yarborough please help me
Jan. 8, 2000
The following is the procedure for locating information about your grandpa. Ask them for all information about him.
President, Society of the Third Division
Medals awarded while in active service will be issued by the appropriate service if requested by veterans or, if deceased, their next of kin.
Requests for medals from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard should be sent to the U.S. Navy Liaison Office, National Personnel Records Center, Room
3475, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5100. Requests for medals from the Army should be sent to Army Commander, U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center,
ATTN: DARP-PAS-EAW, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5100.
Requests for medals from the Air Force should be sent to the National Personnel Records
Center (Military Personnel Records), 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO
The veteran's full name should be printed or typed, so that it can be read clearly. The request must contain the signature of the veteran or the
signature of the next of kin if the veteran is deceased. Include the veteran’s branch of service, service number or Social Security number and
dates of service, or at least the approximate years. If available, include a copy of the discharge or separation document, WDAGO Form 53-55 or DD Form
214. If possible, send the request on Standard Form 180, "Request Pertaining To Military Records." These forms are generally available from VA offices or
Comments: My grandfather, Lowell Dale Norton, was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, rank T/5. I have been looking for information on his
war days. He passed away in March, 1999. He didn't talk much about the war. If you have any information, please forward it to me. Shelley
Before I ask for help, I wish to thank you from the depths of my heart
for the efforts and sacrifices your generation made on behalf of all future generations of Americans and those who desire freedom.
As the daughter of a WW2 veteran, I feel so honored to be able to provide a graphic design for a WW2 lapel pin commemorating this sacrifice. I want to capture the "home" spirit during both theaters, yet
at that time I was but a twinkle in my father's eyes. So I am asking, during your service during the war, what symbol represented home-the USA
to you the most?
Thank you so much.
Wednesday, January 5, 2000 REQUEST
Telephone: 602 229-8470
Fax: 602 340-8806
I'm a reporter working on a story about a 3rd Div, 7th Infantry 1st Lt. who was killed in Sicily in August 1943 . His name is David Murdock.
He was commanding an infantry company--I believe it was K company--on the advance from Palermo to Messina. He was killed by machine gun fire near San Agata di
Mititello. I'm looking for men who might have served with Murdock. Also would like to track down "after action" and other reports about his company's movements at the time of his death and the weeks/months leading up to it.
I'd greatly appreciate any help, clues, advice you can offer.
Ed Lebow, staff writer 602 229-8470
Response: Thu, 6 Jan 2000
Many thanks for your help. Russ Cloer, who joined the 7th infantry as a 2nd Lt. at the Anzio beachhead in Feb 44, sent me
relevant quotes from the regimental history. Seems Lt. Murdock was killed leading an attack on Cresta Di
Nasco. It said that following "the Second Battalion jump-off from
Pernicchia, the Third Battalion initiated an
attack on Cresta Di Nasco and captured it at 1830, 11 August. During
the attack First Lieutenant David N. Murdock, commanding officer of Company "I," was killed and first Lieutenant Charles L. Treadway was wounded in the shoulder."
Treadway refused evacuation, took command of the company and led it in
taking its objective. "At dawn the following day," the account continues, "his leadership again enabled the company to defeat an enemy counterattack."
Mr. Cloer mentioned that Company "I" was one of four companies in the 3rd Battalion.
I was curious to know the approximate size of the companies,
battalions and regiments at that time?
Was also wondering if there is any way to determine whether Lt. Treadway survived the war and is still with us?
Thanks again for your help.
Tuesday, January 4, 2000 REQUEST
21100 Hwy 79, Sp #83
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Telephone: (909) 487-2753
I have been trying to obtain information or the location of my
Dad's cousin, Reford W. (Rex) Colbert, 2nd Lt., US Army, 3rd Infantry
Division, 30th Infantry Regiment. The company my dad's cousin was in was Company
"E", 3rd Infantry Division, 30th Infantry Regiment. He received his award
for gallantry at the Battle of Ixheim. He was awarded the Silver Star
in 1945 for Gallantry during the battle for the Siegfried Line,
Bruxelles (I think). I have the Silver Star and two other awards which
I would like to give to immediate family, if there are any, as I am sure
that they would value them.
He had a horse ranch in Palm Springs California and I have a been
unable to track him down. I have a copy of the general orders giving him
the Silver Star. The last known address on his order was Beverly
If anyone knows him, served with him, or could be of help, please e-mail
or write me. It would be greatly appreciated. My father is 78 years old
and is the only remaining member of his family that is surviving that we
know of. I hope that this will help you locate him or his survivors. Thank you.
Tuesday, January 4, 2000 REQUEST
176 East St. Apt. 313B
Methuen, MA 01844
My name is Dan Champagne and I'm doing research on the exploits of the 3rd
Division,15th Regiment, B Company during WWII. (Audie Murphy's Unit) I'm
especially interested in letters, diaries, journals or any other primary documents regarding this
topic. Also, I would like to conduct interviews with any of the men who served with Audie
Murphy. Are any of these brave men still alive? If so, how can I get in touch with them? Please
contact me at my email address. Thank you
I am trying to find out which my unit my Dad was assigned during the war. All of his records were destroyed in the 1973 fire.
Here's what I know:
Francis R. Fossaceca Serial # 35 381 211
Corporal Radio Operator
North Appennines 45
In one photograph he has an AAF Patch on his sleeve. However, I have strong evidence to suggest that he was
placed into an infantry unit due to the high casualty rate.
I have ruled out the 36th Infantry and know that he came from North Africa prior to the Italy invasion.
If you can be of any assistance I would greatly appreciate it.
Saturday, January 1, 2000 REQUEST
Leon L. Espe
362 Popp's Ferry Rd.
Biloxi, MS 39531
Request: I am looking for the following people who were in
Btry "C", 3rd AAA AW Bn. with me in Korea 1950-1951. We were at the Chosen Reservoir
Nov-Dec 1950: Cpl Sydney Alderson from West Virginia, Pfc Daniel Pruitt from Virginia, Pfc
Thomas J. Ely from Natural Tunnel, Virginia and SFC Harold T. Farrel from Cairo, Georgia.
Comments: Greetings, I am doing research on an item that is reported to have come from Berchtesgaden (or
kehlsteinhaus - eagles nest). It was apparently "Liberated" from there by a GI at the wars end. It is a Herend
porcelain urn with three symbols glazed on the bottom. The first is the Nazi eagle and swastika, then there is an
outstretched arm holding wheat (?) above a crown, and then there is the Herend coat of arms with the writing
"Herend Ungarn Handgemalt". I have nice photos of the item if you want to see for yourself. I am attempting to
authenticate this piece for the wife of that GI who owns it. Your website is absolutely great and my search keyed in
on your Berchtesgaden section. May I keep a copy of them as part of my research? Thank you.
Sherman Pratt, Lt. Col. (Ret) may know something. He is a historian and
author. He was in command of a 7th Infantry Regiment unit that was first in.
His email address is: email@example.com