PDF Files in Red
3ID History, Symbols &
3ID Battle Credits
Medals of Honor
of the 3ID
7th Inf. Regt.
15th Inf. Regt. Association Official
15th Inf. Regt.
10th Field Artillery Regt. Association
30th Inf. Regt.
3ID In Iraq-2003
3ID Photos in Iraq
3ID in Iraq
3ID in Iraq
WWI to 1941
3ID Photos -
3ID Photos -
Division & Society
3ID Photos -
3ID Photos -
3ID Photos -
Reunion Page 1
Reunion Page 2
88th Annual 2007
Reunion Page 3
d o g f a c e
s o l d i e r s
journey of the
Third Signal Co. of the 15th Regt of the U.S. Third
by Denis Toomey
January 26, 2008
Outpost 22 Meeting
Home of Jack and
February 24, 2008
Outpost 15 Meeting
3rd - 6th, 2008
Outpost 2 Reunion &
April 13, 2008
Outpost 18 Spring
Holiday Inn Select-
Hook & Ladder Room
April 26, 2008
Outpost 22 Dinner
Home of Jack and Anita Sneddon
Veterans of WWII
St. Louis, MO
Contact: John Boller
1 Harbor North,
3ID Gate Rededication
Camp Pike , AR
POC - David Madison
May 3-4, 2008
Outpost 12 Spring
Country Inn & Suites
Albert Lea, MN
May 4, 2008 (Tentative)
POC Monika Stoy
May 4, 2008
Outpost 5 Spring
Bath American Legion
278 Race Street,
May 17, 2008
Outpost 13 -
at 12:00 noon at
Bakers of Milford,
Veterans of 1944 WWII
Washington, D.C. area
Contact Clyde E. Easter
299 Panorama Drive,
Fancy Gap, VA
POC Monika Stoy
26-June 5th, 2008
Clyde E. Easter at
299 Panorama Drive,
Fancy Gap, VA
May 30, 2008
Outpost 7 Meeting-
3:15 PM, Friday
June 12-15, 2008
OP Harry Survivors
POC Jerry Cunningham
Audie Murphy Days
July 12, 2008
Outpost 22 Annual
Yorba Reg. Park, CA
OP 60 Meeting
July 27, 2008
Arlington Cemetery -
POC Monika Stoy
August 15-17, 2008
POC Monika Stoy
August 17, 2008
OP 5 Picnic
West Point, NY
August 24, 2008
OP 5 Meeting
11:30 am Luncheon
Elmira Heights, NY
OP 35 Summer Meeting
OP 88 Luncheon
September 18-21, 2008
89th Annual Reunion
Society of the 3ID
October 4-5, 2008
Country Inn & Suites
Albert Lea, MN
October 11, 2008
Outpost 4 Meeting
OP 13 Meeting
Bakers - 12:00PM
(Packers "Bye" Day...
Or why bother, Brett's GONE!)
Cubs Win World Series
100 Year Drought Ends
OP 54 Meeting
Nov. 8, 2008
Outpost 35 Fall Meeting
Nov. 11, 2008
Veterans Day and
POC Monika Stoy
Nov. 11, 2008
OP 7 Ceremonies
POC John Insani
OP 12 Meeting
OP 5 Event
OP 7 Event
August 10-23, 2009
For the Society of the
3rd Infantry Division
Sept 16- 20, 2009
90th Annual Reunion
Society of the 3ID
Near Branson, MO
Personal Search Page
Name: David Deputy
Subject: Sgt. Frank A. Deputy
My grandfather, Sgt. Frank A. Deputy, was in the 756th Tank Battalion. I
was hoping someone knew him or has some information about him and his time
in the service. If anyone has information I would appreciate it if you
could contact me, my e-mail is listed above. Thank you.
Name: Keri Thorn
Address: 15 Lenox pl
City, State, ZIP: Middletown, NY 10940
and mention Request #3184
Subject: Cornelius Boyle
My grandfather Cornelius Boyle served with the 3rd Infantry Division from
1943-1946. I know he was in Italy, So. France, Germany and finally in
Austria. I wanted to know if you had any pictures of him or any
information about battles he was in. He may have gone under the nickname
Connie or Neil.
|Date: March 29,2005
Name: Doris Bickel
Address: 1115 s. 8th st.
City, State, ZIP: Goshen, In. 46526
Telephone: 574 534-0737
Subject: Information on father,
Comments: My brother and I just found out that our father served in the
Red Ball Express in England. We would like to find out any information
about him and others who might have known him. His name was Harry Dupler
Ebersole . He would have served in Panama and England. He was in England
probably in 1945 or 46. He was from Harrisburg , Penna. He died in Nov. of
1985. Thank you for any information. He was so proud of being a truck
driver in England but we had no idea of what the Red Ball Express was
Doris J. Bickel
Date: March 28, 2005
1275 San Antonio Creek Road
City, State, ZIP:
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Subject: Find American GI's Name who was killed on August 18, 1944
Comments: My name is Herman Pfauter and I live in California.
While I did not serve in WW II I am very much interested in this period of
our history. I am also a collector of military vehicles of the US armed
forces in WW II and I have about a dozen from Willys and Ford Jeeps to a
Ward LaFrance Heavy Wrecker.
Last summer I was in France with one of my vehicles, a 1942 Chevrolet
cargo truck 4X4 in Navy colors. I was part of a French group of
collectors/re-enactors commemorating the Allied landings on August 15,
1944 in which the 3rd Infantry Division played a pivotal role.
Among many towns and villages we also visited a small town called
Roquebrussanne about 40 miles north of the port of Toulon.
We attended a wreath-laying commemoration at a memorial in this town that
was dedicated to an American soldier who had died in the fighting for this
town on August 18, 1944.
Since I was the only American in our group one of the local dignitaries
asked me if I could help them to find out who that soldier was. All he
could tell me was that he was from the 3rd Infantry Division and got
killed on August 18, 1944.
Is there any way you could help these people find this American soldier's
name which they would like to inscribe upon their monument?
Any information you may have in your records would be much appreciated. I
speak some French and could transmit the information to them.
My local contact is a Mr. Michel Masseille, the president of the local
Committee of Remembrance.
With kind regards and thanks for your efforts...........
P.S.: I have attached a picture of my old truck I took to France last
|Date: March 28, 2005
Name: Frank Beasley
Address: 1725 Red Stripe Road
City, State, ZIP: Odin, IL 62870
Subject: Request Available Information on WWI Veteran
Comments: Harold O. Wooters No. 3104324. Pvt. Med. Dept. Entered Service
by Draft in National Army on 1/23/1918. Year & Date of birth: 3/16/1896.
Unit: Medical Corps, 115th San. Tn.
Name: ROY BERGER
Address: 329 SUNRISE DR
City, State, ZIP: ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420
Subject: Men of 8th Army in Pacific WWII
Anyone who was in an anti-aircraft in 1944-45 in Finchaven New Guinea,
Lingyan Gulf, Phillippines I would like to hear from. Also Replacement
Depot, Hollandia, New Guinea, 1944-45. Also 42nd Brigade, 8th Army in
|Date: 28 March 2005
Name: Jan Bos
Address: Dukaatstraat 5
City, State, ZIP: 6532 RE Nijmegen, Holland
Subject: Invasion of Sicily 1943
Comments: would like information on the invasion of Sicily of 10 July
1943. Looking for eyewitness reports, stories and pictures, who has
information on the friendly fire disaster of 11 July 1943, when American
troops opened up and shot down TWENTY-THREE C-47 transport planes carrying
paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division
|Date: 03/ 28/ 05
Name: Becky Swofford
Address: 327 W. Jefferson
City, State, ZIP: Kirkwood MO 63122
Subject: my grandfather
Comments: Please help me identify my grandfather in the photos posted for
the third division , fourth US infantry division 1919, station Plaidt ,
Meuse- Argonne offensive Oct 23-29, 1918 Army of occupation Germany,
Subject: Kasserine Pass Battle
Comments: My relative, Michael J Comella was in the North African
Invasion, and others. There was a Life magazine picture that centerfold
showed a few soldiers left alive after some big Battle. I think some where
around the invasion Of North Africa.
I would like to where to look for more information as I do not know the
Reg numbers , Like the 16th or 39th. . I do not know what Life's story was
about. Comella was in the Invasion of Sicily and Omaha beach. He won many
purple hearts and bronze stars and forign government medals too.
Name: John Daunais
Address: 19 Doris St
City, State, ZIP: Worcester,Ma 01606-1307
Subject: Harold H. Daunais, my Dad.
I'm looking for anyone who knew my dad during WWII. My Dad was in the
North Africa, Italian Campaign. He was a Tech Sgt I think for either a FAA
or AAD.His Friends called him "Bud". Bud Daunais. Thanks.
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|Date: March 25, 2005
Subject: Sgt. John Tavares
Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my Dad. He was in the 30th
Infantry 3rd Battalion Company I.
|Date: March 25, 2005
Name: Allice Knox
Address: 1420 Walnut St
City, State, ZIP: Canon City, CO 81212
Subject: Seeking information on MSG John Monroe Fish
My brother was with B CO 64 Tank BN, 3 INF DV. His tank and crew were last
seen at CT722421,MS 6728IV, North Korea on July 19, 1953. Wanting
information on the other men also; Donald Deloss Fislar, Peoria IL; Louis
George Nuxoll, Effingham, IL; Ralph Zonta, Cuyahoga, OH. One of the crew
escaped. Have no name or information. Anyone having any information,
please contact me.
|Date: March 24, 2005
Name: Greg Fletcher
firstname.lastname@example.org (remove "nospam." in the address.)
Subject: Seeking E. Molinari (spelling correct??)
My father, T. L. Fletcher was in the 3rd Infantry and was in Berlin at the
VERY end of WWII. He is interested in finding Eddie Molinari (Spelling
might not be correct) who lived in New Jersey after the war. He was in
Company K. That is all the information I have, but if anybody can help, we
would appreciate it!
Name: John Barnes
Address: 844 Emerald St
City, State, ZIP: Columbus GA 31904
Subject: looking for info on grandfather,
John Wilson Barnes
Comments: My grandfather was in the 3rd army under Patton, and I am trying
to find out more info on what, when, where he was during the war. his name
was John Wilson Barnes. the only info that my family has is that he went
from d-day to the end of the war without getting wounded. he was a machine
gunner and his tour went around the Rhine possibly, and his unit was one
of the first ones to discover the Nazi interment camps. Any info would be
very helpful. Thanks in advance Vince Barnes
Date: March 25, 2005
Subject: 2nd Brigade Spartans Origin
Comments: I am writing with a question concerning the unit history of the
3rd ID. Where did 2nd Brigade get the name Spartans? We can't find an
answer in any of out unit history around here and I was hoping that the
maybe one of the members of the society could shed some light on it.
Thank you very much. Rock of the Marne!
C Co. 3-15 In.
2 BDE 3 ID
Webmaster's note: Here are the descriptions that are on the Ft.
The 2nd (Spartan) Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, is comprised of the 3rd
Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment (China); the 1st Battalion 64th Armor
Regiment (Desert Rogues); 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment; 3rd
Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry; 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry; 26th Forward
Support Battalion, and the Brigade UA Headquarters and Headquarters
Company (Titans). A s a member of the elite XVIII Airborne Corps, the
Spartans are able to deploy anytime, anywhere, to fight and win against
our nation's enemies. As such, the Spartans truly embody their motto,
HHC 2nd Brigade, 3d Infantry Division - The present
Headquarters and Headquarters Company was constituted 12 November 1917 at
Camp Green, North Carolina, as Headquarters Detachment, 5th Infantry
Brigade, 3d Infantry Division.
The brigade tasted its first combat during World War I, and participated
in six major campaigns. The most notable was the Battle of the Marne from
which the 3d Infantry Division derives its motto "Rock of the Marne". In
March 1921, the brigade was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, 5th Infantry Brigade, 3d Infantry Division.
During this period it was the 2d Brigade's privilege to have General
George C. Marshall as its most distinguished commander.
On 16 October 1939, just prior to World War II, the Brigade was disbanded
at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, due to the reorganization of the Army
division structure from the "Square" to the "Triangular" concept.
The unit was reconstituted on 18 April 1963 in the Regular Army, and was
redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 3d
Infantry Division as the "ROAD" concept was adopted. On 17 June 1963, the
2d Brigade was activated in Kitzingen, Germany, as a senior headquarters
to one armor battalion and two mechanized infantry battalions. Here the
brigade remained as a major force of the striking power of the 3d Infantry
Division, dedicated to the defense of the United States and the free world
during the height of the Cold War. On 15 January 1994, the 2d Brigade was
This proud unit was reactivated 16 February 1996, at Fort Stewart, Georgia
as part of the XVIII Airborne Corps Rapid Deployment Force. The 2d Brigade
has the distinction of being the single armor heavy brigade in the 3d
Another description can be found at
|Date: 24 Mar 05
Name: Ken Grimsley
Address: 3670 Pine Cone Circle
City, State, ZIP: Waldorf MD 20602
Subject: Dad's brother
My Father had a brother who served with the 3rd ID from 1942 to 1945. I do
not know his name because my Dad does not talk much about him. He died in
1945 shortly after returning from Europe. The last name is Grimsley and he
was from North Carolina. I do know he was awarded the Silver Star during
WWII. Any information would be grateful.
Name: Scott Hammond
Address: 9019 Sundew Ct
City, State, ZIP: Charlotte, NC 28215
Subject: My Grandfather - Sicily
Comments: Sorry - My grandfather was TSGT William T Mattox of the 58th
Field Artillery BN 5th Armored Div. He died in action on 8/11/43. Any info
on his service would be appreciated SN 34093564
Name: Ted Haley
Address: 22 Ware Road
City, State, ZIP: Auburndale, MA 02466
Sgt. Theodore (Ted) Haley
I am looking for information on my father Sgt. Theodore (Ted) Haley who
served in the 3rd during WW II. He was awarded the silver star. We have
scanty information where he served in Europe or how to obtain his service
records. Any information would be helpful. This is something we wish to
pass on to future generations in the family.
Webmaster's Note: Pfc
Theodore W. Haley Co G, 7th
Infantry Regiment was awarded the Silver Star for action in Nurnberg,
Germany April 22, 1945.
He is listed in the book,
"History of the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII" on pages 393 and
459, as a member of
the 7th Infantry Regiment.
Name: Robert Martin Jr
Address: 1053 Blossom Drive
City, State, ZIP: Santa Clara, CA 95050
Subject: Silver Star Awarded to Robert Wm. Martin-WWII
Comments: Dept of the Army has assisted me greatly in obtaining copies of
my fathers' awards while serving in the Railsplitter's Division in WWII.
However, they have no record of his Silver Star. I know he had one with V
on it, and a very nice letter accompanying it describing his actions for
receiving the award, signed by VP Truman. Any help appreciated.
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|Date: March 22, 2005
Name: Caroline Casey
Subject: Dad was in Pattons Army Info Please
Comments: Looking for any information on Denis J.Casey of N.Y.C. (yes 1
"n" in Denis) my father for family history. and...Thank You for your
Service. Sincerely Caroline Casey
Name: Mike Woodbury
Address: 35View Street
City, State, ZIP: Whitefield NH 03598
Subject: Writing to a deployed 3ID trooper
Comments: My son was deployed in Iraq last year with the 1stID. I wrote to
him 3 to 4 times a week and I know he really enjoyed getting the mail.
I would like to continue to write to a currently deployed soldier, it's my
way of contributing to the war effort, but I am having a hard time being
put in touch with one.
If you know some one that would like getting letters from an old white guy
:) let me know. thanks
god bless the infantry
If you know a deployed 3ID soldier that would like some mail
|Date: 22 March 2005
Name: Sue Stockton
City, State, ZIP: England, U.K.
390th Engineer General Service Regiment
I recently found I had a half brother and that his father was a Walter
James who was part of the 390th Engineer General Service Regiment
(colored) who were activated August, 1942 at Camp Clairborne, Louisiana.
They arrived in England in June, 1943 and were based at Nantwich in
I am trying to find any information on the above Regiment if anyone can
help me. Thank you.
|Date: March 21, 2005
Name: Brian K. Lewis
Address: 103 North 3rd. Ave.
City, State, ZIP: Paden City WV. 26159
Subject: trying to find info on my father,
Lloyd A. Lewis
Comments: I would like to find some information on my father Lloyd A.
Lewis he served in Korea in 1953 to 1958 in the U.S. Army. He doesn't care
to tell much and I'm curious about what he was involved in.
Name: Bill Szedlar
Address: 528 Katherine Ann Dr
City, State, ZIP: Billings, Mt 59105
Subject: 1953 Army Signal Corp's
Comments: Can anyone help? I am looking for unit number, etc. of an Army
signal corps unit from 1953. My mother-in-law said she was a WAC assigned
to the SHAPE command in Europe under General Gruenther, signal corps,
switchboard operator. Thanks
|Date: March 21, 2005
Subject: Looking for Dad's art
My Dad, Carl C. Hayford (Private Hayford) served in 1945 boot Camp, Camp
Roberts CA, company C, 79th Battalion In. While there he painted pictures
of pin-up girls and sold them to other solders in the camp. If anyone
still has these paintings or knows of who has them... I would like to
please buy them back.
Please send an email.
Name: Patricia Minton Jones
Address: 574 hwy 287
City, State, ZIP: Vilonia, AR 72173
Subject: looking for man from Wisconsin that sent photo of Anzio express
to my dad (coach) Maurice Minton.
Comments: I'm looking for the person that sent the pictures of the Anzio
Express to my dad (Maurice Minton) He was a coach in Wisconsin during the
war and one of his boys sent this to him. I still have the picture.
Pat Minton Jones
|Date: March 19, 2005
Name: Steve Smith
Address: 10501 S. Corgi Ranch Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Palominas, AZ 85615
Telephone: (502) 366-0420
Subject: MARNE ROCK NEWS
To all who served in the Wurzburg region in '57 to '62 (Kitzingen,
Bamberg, Schweinfurt, Wurzburg, etc.):
I am trying to find information related to the "MARNE ROCK" newspaper that
was published weekly during the above dates. Several sources have informed
me that the paper was archived but they didn't know where it was
originally published or where it now is kept. Any suggestions are welcome.
I'd also like to connect with anyone associated with the USAREUR's Eastern
Baseball League in '60. I pitched for the Kitzingen Red Sox which was
managed by Carlos Ramos, and would love to hear from teammates and
Name: Kathleen Pecorella
Address: P.O. Box 369
City, State, ZIP: Murfreesboro, Tn. 37133-0369
Subject: Thomas J. Byrne killed in Korea on June 2, 1951
Comments: I never knew my brother Thomas and I would like to know how, why
and where he died while in Korea. I would like to find out what unit of
the Army he was in.
The only information I got, a printed out form, when I visited the Korean
Memorial was that it was non-hostile cause. I would like to know who in
the Army or in our government who can give me this information.
Date: March 18, 2005
Dr. Stephen Feinstein,
Director Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
100 Nolte Hall West, 315 Pillsbury Drive
City, State, ZIP:
Minneapolis, MN. 55455
Phone: (612) 626-2235
FAX: (612) 626-9169
WEB SITE: http://www.chgs.umn.edu
Subject: Liberators of Dachau or other Concentration Camps
Comments: Hello, by chance do you have the names of any Vets from the 3rd
who were liberators at Dachau or other concentration camps currently in
the Upper Midwest? We are trying to make a TV show commemorating those
events with Public Television.
Dr. Stephen Feinstein, Director
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies University of Minnesota
|Date: March 18, 2005
Name: William Garing
Address: 289 B Jenny Ln
City, State, ZIP: Homer Alaska 99603
Subject: information on Rocco L. Coviello
Comments: Hi, I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Rocco L.
Coviello. I have very limited information, I only know he entered the Army
in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania, KIA, approx.1941. I am desperately
seeking information on where he was when he died and where he is buried,
and other facts. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
|Date: March 18, 2005
Name: Joyce Evans
City, State, ZIP: Colorado
Subject: Purple Broken Heart
Comments: Looking for anyone who served with Danny Lee Bailey 1967-1969 he
was shot five times in June 1969- From Virginia. The day he died (1975)
his purple (?) broke into.
|Date: March 17th, 2005
Name: Nicholas Ermilio
Address: 2028 Parmenter Street
City, State, ZIP: Middleton,Wi.53562
Nick Ermilio, I would like to find anyone whom I
My name is Nick Ermilio,I served in the 3rd marine Div.2nd Battalion 9th
marine Corp expedition. Was a PFC and in Vietnam from May of 64 until May
of 65,serving in Danang &the Tonkin bay.
haven't been able to locate anybody from my company. Would appreciate any
Info you could give me. SemperFi
|Date: March 17, 2005
Name: William P Gundrum
Address: W281 No 1743 Golf View Drive
City, State, ZIP: Pewaukee, WI 53072
Subject: Joepme O Gundrum
-- Silver Star awarded for action with the 85th Infantry Division -
Cassion May 12th 1944. What do you have? Custer Division
Date: March 17, 2005
Name: John Harrell
Subject: Gus Kefurt, MOH
First, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed and was proud was proud of
I hope that maybe you can help me out a bit. I was a reservist in the
early 80's. The building where we served was named after a soldier named
Kefurt. There was a shiny brass plaque on the wall and a picture of a guy
with an infectious smile, but no one I asked could tell me how this man
won the Medal of Honor, posthumously. Years later, I happened upon a book
of MOH recipients published shortly after WWII. S/SGT. Gus was the last
entry on the last page, his picture missing. S/SGT. Gus gave his life on
Christmas Eve 1944, for a cause, an ideal, but mostly for his buddies.
I'm in the process of writing about Gus, because he touched me somehow
with that smile from the past. I feel the need to tell his story.
I would greatly appreciate any tidbit of information that you may possess.
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company K, 15th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Bennwihr, France,
23-24 December 1944. Entered service at: Youngstown, Ohio. Birth:
Greenville, Pa. Citation: He distinguished himself by conspicuous
gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 23 and 24
December 1944, near Bennwihr, France. Early in the attack S/Sgt. Kefurt
jumped through an opening in a wall to be confronted by about 15 Germans.
Although outnumbered he opened fire, killing 10 and capturing the others.
During a seesaw battle which developed he effectively adjusted artillery
fire on an enemy tank close to his position although exposed to small arms
fire. When night fell he maintained a 3-man outpost in the center of the
town in the middle of the German positions and successfully fought off
several hostile patrols attempting to penetrate our lines. Assuming
command of his platoon the following morning he led it in hand-to-hand
fighting through the town until blocked by a tank. Using rifle grenades he
forced surrender of its crew and some supporting infantry. He then
continued his attack from house to house against heavy machinegun and
rifle fire. Advancing against a strongpoint that was holding up the
company, his platoon was subjected to a strong counterattack and
infiltration to its rear. Suffering heavy casualties in their exposed
position the men remained there due to S/Sgt. Kefurt's personal example of
bravery, determination and leadership. He constantly exposed himself to
fire by going from man to man to direct fire. During this time he killed
approximately 15 of the enemy at close range. Although severely wounded in
the leg he refused first aid and immediately resumed fighting. When the
forces to his rear were pushed back 3 hours later, he refused to be
evacuated, but, during several more counterattacks moved painfully about
under intense small arms and mortar fire, stiffening the resistance of his
platoon by encouraging individual men and by his own fire until he was
killed. As a result of S/Sgt. Kefurt's gallantry the position was
Name: John R. Harrell
Address: 910 Park Ridge Ct.
City, State, ZIP: Bloomington, IN 47408
Third DivArty, Ft. Benning
Comments: Would like to hear from anyone connected with Third DivArty, Ft.
Benning, Georgia (Sand Hill area) in early fifties--specifically 1954 thru
1956. Served under General Robert Booth; was DivArty Communications
Officer. Remember radio code-name "Applejack." Participated in Operation
SageBrush (Louisiana). Good to get in touch.
|Date: March 15, 2005
Name: Mark A. Walker
Subject: Sgt. Earl W. Walker, 7 INF RGT 3 INF DIV
Comments: I am researching my uncles service history and circumstances
surrounding his death in Korea. I would very much like to contact other
veterans who may have known him. His name is;
Sgt. Earl W. Walker
7 INF RGT 3 INF DIV
Service Number RA31305043
Seriously wounded in action on March 29, 1951 and died from his wounds the
|Date: March 14, 2005
Name: Rob Mignon
Subject: My dad's,
John Patrick Mignon military history
Comments: My father John Patrick Mignon served with the 512th Field
Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry in WWII from 1943-1946. He also said he
was deployed from Ft. Riley Kansas. I am trying to find out any info about
his service or if anyone knew him. Please advise, thank you all in advance
for your attention to this matter.
Address: Alpener Platz 7
City, State, ZIP: 50825 Köln, Germany
Thomas J. Coalson
Comments: Hello I'm looking for my father his name is Thomas J. Coalson I
was born in Würzburg he left Germany 1979. I was born 04-12-1978 and he
was station on the amery base that is the only thing I now please help he
should be 63 years old by now I think
Date: March 13, 2005
Comments: trying to locate JOSEPH RALL WW2 soldier. age aprox 82 or 83 yrs
old resided in New York. perhaps in headquarters company. thank you
Name: Gina DiMotta
Address: 31 Evelyn Dr
City, State, ZIP: Commack, NY 11725
Subject: replace lost dog tags
Comments: My dad was in the Vietnam war back in I think 67 or 68 and I
would like to replace his lost dog tags. Does anyone know how I would do
something like that??? thank you for any help you may have. Gina
Name: Randell Freeman
Address: 1613th 18 st.
City, State, ZIP: Superior, WI. 54880
Subject: 703d Maint Supt. BN
Comments: Hello, I was stationed with the 703d Maint. supt. BN. And just
wondering if anybody else out there notices this and can e-mail me. I
worked mainly on the M-1A1 Tanks and also the Bradleys. I was a pfc at the
time. Would really appreciate a response from somebody, Thank you for your
Date: March 12, 2005
Subject: Pictures of
Sgt William M Bishop and
Easy Co. 15th Infantry
Comments: I am looking for any type photo of Sgt William M Bishop. He was
killed on 25 January 1945 somewhere in the Colmar pocket. He was with
company E, 15th infantry regiment Third division. Maybe a group photo or
anything would be helpful. I am trying to help my father gain some closure
with his brothers death.
I am ordering the book , but any type of info you could give me such
as movements of his unit or anything else will help. This search has
taken on a great importance to me. Thank you for your consideration.
Maybe you could also tell me where I could find the Unit Photos that
they take at boot Camp. Thank you again.
Name: PE Reynolds
Address: 908 460th Street
City, State, ZIP: Ledyard Iowa 50556
Telephone: 515 272 4565
Subject: Bridgman, George H. 3rd Div. 30th Inf. L Co.
Comments: I am looking for information on this man. He was KIA Besancon
France 9/8/44 where he won a silver star. He was from Milford Mich. I
believe he was friends with Albert Paulson who was in the same outfit and
KIA 9/12/44 at Presle France just outside of Vesoul. Albert was from here
in Iowa and when his personal effects were sent home they contained a
wedding ring with the inscription MCB-GHB the last initials I believe
could belong to to George H Bridgman, as Albert Was not Married. The ring
is in the care of Albert's Sister and she has wondered about it for 60
years. And if it would be possible to find the the wife. This said, I have
George Bridgman's 293 file which states he was not married. Thank you,
hoping for the best
Name: Glen C. Bedel
Address: 8475 Blue Bird Drive
City, State, ZIP: West Chester Ohio 45069
Subject: 3rd Div 15th Reg Baker Co.
Comments: My Father CPL. August A. Bedel is Looking for a friend, who he
as "Jackson". I believe Jackson to be African American and Living in
Chicago IL. area.
My Father still resides in NJ. Any info is appreciated
To the Vets, Thanks for all you've done
Glen C. Bedel
Date: March 11, 2005
Comments: Looking for any info or history of my father, Elmer Christie,
who was in the 3rd Div. 10th Engineers, during WWII. I know he was at
Anzio, Italy and Africa. Thank you very much, Tom Christie
Webmaster's Note: Pfc Elmer W. Christie Hq and Service Co.,10th Engineer
Combat Battalion was awarded the Bronze Star for action in Italy on March
10, 1944. He is listed in the book,
"History of the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII" on pages 408 and
551, as a member of
the 10th Engineer Combat Battalion.
Name: Christina Baker
Address: 1922 SW E Street
City, State, ZIP: Richmond IN 47374
Robert D Baker
I am looking for any and all information in regards to my Grandfather. His
name was Robert D Baker and was from Indiana. He was in the 7th Infantry
Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was killed in Italy and is buried
there. I do not know much more than that about my Grandfather, but would
absolutely LOVE to know much much more! I am doing a project for my father
as a surprise because he never knew his father. In fact, my goal is to
some day send him to Italy to visit his father for the first time. My
sisters and I are trying to gather any information possible. If anyone
knew my Grandfather...... has any pictures, stories, or information about
my grandpa I would LOVE to hear from you!!
Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you so much for your time and hope to hear from you!!!
Webmaster's Note: Pvt. Robert D. Baker (KIA) is listed in the book,
"History of the 3rd Infantry Division in WWII" on page 449, as a member of
the 7th Infantry Regiment.
|Date: March 11, 2005
Name: Pat McCormack
Address: 400 Colonial Drive
City, State, ZIP: Portsmouth, NH 03801
142nd Infantry, 36th Division 1944 Cassino,
I am looking for any information on my Uncle, Gerald Pelchat who died Feb
16, 1944 near Cassino, Italy. He is buried there. Gerald Pelchat was a
Private from Laconia, NH. He was 19 years old.
Name: Peter V. May III
Subject: C 3/76th Kitzingen Germany 66 to 69
Looking for guys who were assigned to C battery 3d BN 76th artillery in
Kitzingen, Germany from 1966 to 1969. I was the personnel specialist for c
battery I'd like to get in touch with anyone who served during that time
who'd be interested in reminiscing.
Spec 5 Peter V. May III
Name: Michael W Bishop
Address: 1014 12th Ave
City, State, ZIP: Vienna WV 26105
Telephone: 304-481-5841 W# 304-424-5122
Subject: Location of Uncle at time of death
Comments: My uncle was Sgt. William M. Bishop, from Bud WV. He was with
Company E, 15th Infantry regiment, Third army division. He was killed in
action on Jan. 25th, 1945. I would like to know where he was at and what
type of action his unit was in. I know he was in France and originally
buried at Epinal. Any info you could provide would be a great help to
myself and father. Thank You for having this great resource to learn about
his history. If anyone knew him I would be grateful to hear from you.
Webmaster's Note: Sgt William M/ Bishop is listed in the book, "History of the 3rd Infantry
Division in WWII" on page 481, as a member of the 15th Infantry
Regiment. The 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 15th Infantry Regiment were in
battle near the towns of Riedwihr, Rosenkrantz, and Houssen north of the
Colmar Canal on January 25, 1945.
|Date: March 10, 2005
Name: Dagmar Royer
Address: 470 Executive Center Drive 1F
City, State, ZIP: West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Subject: Christopher W. Royer
Comments: I'm looking for Christopher W. Royer who should be with The
Third in Iraq now. I would love to wish him a happy belated birthday and
lots of luck. Chris, thinking of you. Take care of yourself.
Love always, Dagmar
|Date: March 8, 2005
Name: C. Vernon Brent
Subject: Hq Co 3rd Bde 3rd Inf Div.
Comments: I am trying to find members of Headquarters Company Third
Brigade 3rd Infantry Division in Wertzburg Germany between October 1963
and may 1965. Any information on this unit during this time would greatly
appreciated including pictures.
Name: Larry Williams
Address: 1402 Timberview
City, State, ZIP: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 48304
Subject: SFC Richard Williams 35 725 811
Comments: My father just passed away. I'm trying to find out what unit he
was in during the war. At one time he mentioned the 3rd infantry. But he
also mentioned the 16th infantry regiment which I thought was in the 1st
infantry. I would appreciate any help you could give me. I am very proud
of my father and all of the men who served.
His name was Richard Williams 35 725 811. He was an SFC when he was
|Date: March 8, 2005
Name: Ernie Cowan
Subject: New Mexico Tank Destroyer Units
Comments: I am doing a photo documentation in the old Carrizo Impact Area
of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California. I have found historical
mention of New Mexico Tank Destroyer Units training there. The area was
first used by the Army and then the Navy from 1942-1959.
I am trying to locate anyone who trained there, or information about units
that trained there during that time.
Please contact me at
Name: Leonel Garza
Address: G3 FEC, HHOC, STB, 3ID
City, State, ZIP: APO AE
Subject: HHOC, STB 3ID unit history
Comments: I was looking for a specific webpage for hhoc stb unit history.
I thought I might this avenue of approach. If you can help I would
appreciate it greatly. thank you
Name: Arndt Gladen
Subject: Joseph McCourty
Comments: I'm searching for a member of the 3rd in the time of April 1945.
The unit he was in occupied the city of HOLZKIRCHEN in the south of
MUNICH. His date of birth should be May 1925 or May 1926. His name was
Joseph McCourty or McCourtie.
Date: March 6, 2005
411 AAA Gun Bn
Comments: I am searching for information on the 3rd Army, 411 AAA Gun Bn
unit stationed in Bavaria Germany Aug 1945. My father LT Benjamin H. Kirk
died 6 months after returning home and we are trying to reconstruct the
activities of this unit from England thru France to Germany.
Webmaster's note: If you mean the
441st AAA, here is a note from Martin Markley: On page 562 of the book The
history of the Third Infantry Division in World War II it is noted that
the 441st Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion (SP) was attached to the 3rd
Division September 15, 1943 as the division was in the act of moving to
Salerno. I hope this helps. Martin Markley
|Date: March 5, 2005
Name: Barb Arnold
Subject: Finding my half sister's father-
John N. Jimmerson,
102nd div ww2
Comments: I hope someone can help our family. I am looking for information
on my sister's father, John N. Jimmerson, who was a tank commander with
the 102nd div. Please, can anyone lead me to where I can find a picture or
any information. Thank you so much...Barb
Name: James Steven (Steve) Cornette
Address: 828 Gerardi Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Lexington, Ky. 40509
Subject: Searching for Info on
William Gilbert Whitaker, wife's grandfather
Comments: I am currently doing a search for any and all information,
photos etc of my wife's grandfather (William Gilbert Whitaker) who served
in WWII in the 3rd division. "Gib" or ("poodle" as his war buddies called
him) passed away on 3-2-05 from congestive heart failure and diabetes. He
was a great man and we all learned a lot from him. I would like to learn
more as he was not fond of remembering all of his war experiences. If
anyone could please send links, photos or any other information on "Gib's"
war history your time and trouble would be greatly appreciated and
Thank you and God bless.
James Steven (Steve) Cornette
Webmaster's Note: Pfc William G. Whitaker is listed in the book, "History of the 3rd Infantry
Division in WWII" on page 505, as a member of the 15th Infantry
Date: March 4, 2005
Harry Clyde Clawson
Comments: I am doing research for my father on my grandfather (Harry Clyde
Clawson) who served with the 3rd Inf. in 1945 in Central Europe.
Could you please help me in explaining how he has listed as served
under: Gen O'Daniel then following him are 2 USAAF Col.'s? No dates.
The only picture with him not in his Class A's (as I know them) is a
picture with his arm having the USAAF patch. (Star with Wings)
I guess I am not following the switch, even though I should know better. I
look at attached division and we cannot read off his discharge papers (too
fuzzy), what his job description was: looks like "t??ck???ter" which makes
no sense, nor his unit besides "3rd ?? ??? Inf Div.
I know he wasn't a pilot. We can read medals/citations and Central
Europe for engagements my grandfather wrote the served under (in a Bible)
and put Battle of the Rhine/Sigfried Line and had him landing in Mid Mar
'45 and leaving 7/45. That matches up with events and so does his wounding
in 4/45 and where he was hospitalized in Germany. He was in from 12/41 and
first listed w/ 1st Cav. but I have no dates of when he moved to 3rd Inf.
He never talked about it with my dad and he is gone now. Any help would be
appreciated. I am a history teacher at a high school and can look up a lot
of stuff, but don't know how to follow this "skip" in assignment.
Thank you for your help and consideration.
|Date: March 4, 2005
Name: James D. Ryan
Address: 1608 Upper Stump Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Perkasie Pa 18944
Subject: Oscar C. Erickson, 10th engineer battalion
Comments: I'm looking for information on my Great Uncle Ot or info on the
10th engineer battalion
Webmaster's Note: Pvt Oscar C. Erickson is listed in the book, "History of the 3rd Infantry
Division in WWII" on page 551, as a member of the 10th Engineer
|Date: March 3, 2005
Name: Joann Taweel
City, State, ZIP: Philadelphia, PA
Subject: Nicholas R. Taweel
Comments: I'm trying to find some information on the circumstances
surrounding the death of my husband's uncle (and my husband and son's
namesake). His name was Nicholas Robert Taweel he served in South Korea in
the 7th Infantry Regt. 3rd Inf. Div. His specialty number was 01745 (I'm
not sure what that means). and he was killed on May 22, 1951
(coincidently, my son's birthday). I don't have much more information. I'm
hesitant to ask my father in law about details, as he was also in Korea
and lost a thumb, and I know the memories are not good. does anyone know
what this Division would have been doing during that month? He was born in
1930, so he would have been 21 at the time of his death. He was a big man
and I am told that on at least one occasion, he acted as a bodyguard for
McCarthy. But I don't believe this was a regular job.
All of my thanks and respect,
|Date: March 2, 2005
Name: Josh Young
Subject: Great Grandfather served in WWII
Comments: My great grandfather served in WWII. In researching some
information about him, I found that he received a purple heart and also a
silver star. He has the ribbon for the silver star but never received his
medal. He does have his ribbon and medal for purple heart. Is there anyway
to get him his silver star which he was supposed to get? Thanks Josh Young
Name: Rebekah Mcdonald
Address: 144 Woods Lane
City, State, ZIP: Gilmer, Texas
Telephone: 903-734 4861
Subject: My Father.1945 France, silver star. Info on him, name of Jonny
|Date: 02 Mar 05
Name: John J. Giefing
Address: 4561 Ga Hwy 219
City, State, ZIP: Fortson, GA 31808
ROGUE battalion during Mar 82 to Aug 87
Comments: Just looking for people that were in the ROGUE battalion during
Mar 82 to Aug 87. I was in HHC S-3/Commo, 2-64 AR, 1Bde, 3ID, Conn
Barracks and was just wondering what all the old guys are up to....
Name: Gary Farmer
Subject: Check my membership information.
Comments: I joined The Marne Assn. in I think 1982 with a lifetime
membership. I just wondered if it was still good.
Webmaster's note: The Marne Association was
organized for the 3rd Division while they were stationed in Germany. The
organization has been disbanded and many of the members have joined the
Society of the 3rd Infantry Division. If you or any other former members
of the Marne Association wish to join the Society, please download and
print our membership form at
information may be found at our Membership page at
Name: Walter J. Podolak
Address: 7327 North St. Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Auburn, New York
CO M 7th regiment 3rd div
Comments: Please contact me if u know me. I was in Anzio in 1944,CO M 7th
regiment 3rd div, Also made the southern France invasion. Wounded on
November 20,1944. WALTER J. PODOLAK SGT.THANK YOU
|Date: March 2, 2004
Name: Timothy Murphy
Subject: Roland J. Lavoie
Comments: I am trying to get information about my grandfather, Roland J.
Lavoie of Fall River, MA, who was killed in action near Epinal, France,
November 5, 1944. He was a member of the 7th infantry regiment, 3rd
division. I appreciate any information about him or about the regiment,
and can be contacted at email@example.com
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