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Date: 31 October 2005
Name: GERALD ZIDEK
City, State, ZIP: PENNSYLVANIA
Subject: FLAK KASERN
Comments: HI. I FOUND YOUR SITE ON GOOGLE. I WAS LOOKING UP LARSON
BARRACKS AND I FOUND SOME INTERESTING PHOTOS. I LIKED THE MORTAR PHOTO
TAKEN ON SAND HILL. I WAS STATIONED IN KITZINGEN IN 1958 & 1959. I WAS IN
HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS BATTERY 3RD INF DIVISION ARTILLERY. I SAW
HARVEY AND LARSON BARRACKS BUT NO FLAK KASERN. I WALKED UP THE WINDING
HILL TO FLAK KASERN MANY TIMES. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS? MY
THANKS GERALD ZIDEK FROM PENNSYLVANIA
|Date: 30 October 2005
Name: John P. Maloney
Address: 580 Otis Avenue
City, State, ZIP: Saint Paul MN 55104
Sgt. John Thomas Maloney
Comments: Looking for my father's service history. Sgt. John Thomas
Maloney served in the 3rd Division's field artillery in France during WWI,
and in the Occupation Forces after 1918. He was a member of the 3rd
Division Association and the American Legion and participated in many
reunions prior to WWII.
Before 1917, Sgt. Maloney served in the US Cavalry from 1906. I know he
was in Troop F, Fifth Cavalry, Ft. Leavenworth in April of 1914. He
participated in the 1916 Punitive Expedition into Mexico under Gen.
I have tried searching the federal records, but do not have his service or
Social Security numbers. Any information, or advice on finding
information, will be greatly appreciated.
Jack Maloney, Saint Paul MN
Name: Karen Monaghan
Comments: Any info on John Mikridge, Do. E 15th Infantry. Died 2/29/1944,
Date: Oct. 29, 2005
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Name: KATHLEEN M. ISAACSEN, CPT, TC
Address: SPO Trans, 169th CSB
City, State, ZIP: Log Base Seitz, Iraq
Subject: 3ID Coin Notch
I received a 3ID coin this morning and there is a notch towards the top of
it, over the RD in the word THIRD. Can you tell me the history behind
that? Thank you.
Name: Margie Tillett
Address: 4200 Ivy Ln.
City, State, ZIP: Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Subject: USS Calhone
Comments: I'm looking for anyone who might have served with my father on
the USS Calhone sunk on Aug.31 1942 Guadalcanal. He was loss at sea.
Name: Joseph W. Harless
Subject: Sgt. Kermit Dorsey Harless
Comments: I would like any information that you may have about my uncle
Sgt. Kermit Dorsey Harless, who was wounded in France in Sept. 1944.
Date: October 26, 2005
Daniel E. Trokey
3804 Co. Rd 304
City, State, ZIP:
Fulton, MO 65251
Subject: Co A 15 Inf 3rd Inf Div / Eddie
Subject: My father Eddie L. Trokey PFC Automatic Rifleman (746)
(ser. # 37 628 642 Co A 15th Inf 3rd Inf Div ) served in Europe during
WWII past away after a 2 year battle with colon cancer on Oct. 23, 2005.
He was very proud of his service during the War. He has mentioned Cologne,
the Remagen Bridge, and Rhineland when he has spoke about his time in the
service but not unlike a lot of soldiers he really had no idea at times
exactly where or the significance of the battles he was in. I do know that
several good friends were killed in action during his service and he has
often wondered why he made it home and they didn't. I would like to be
able to put together a short history of his time in Europe that includes
where he first arrived the campaigns / major battles he participated in
for our family to have / remember him with.
He entered the service on Dec. 3, 1943 and his separation date is Apr. 30,
1946. He also spoke of traveling to Europe on the Queen Mary. Any
information you could provide to my family would be most appreciated.
Thank you for your time and efforts. It is greatly appreciated.
Address: 1309 Hebron st
City, State, ZIP: Hendersonville, NC 28739
Subject: 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea
Comments: SFC Roy Beddingfield served with 31st in Korea, was wounded
twice(12-2-50 & 1-19-51---one was an ear shot) I am requesting all (any)
knowledge of my grandfathers military history, pics, etc.
Name: Tom Brookshire
Address: 7 Tolar Road
City, State, ZIP: Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Subject: I am searching for the Maxwell twins. In Korea 1963.
Date: October 24, 2005
Name: Emily Perkins
Nicholas De Martino
Subject: Need info on my dad 12 033 300 technician fifth grade HQ & HQ
company 2nd battalion, Nicholas De Martino. Romo-Arno go 33 wd 45 as
Name: Brian M. Beddingfield
Address: 1309 Hebron st
City, State, ZIP: Hendersonville, NC 28739
Subject: info on Roy E. Beddingfield
Comments: my grandfather (who passed away in 82-i was 3) had a lighter
that was engraved 1st Bde 7th infantry SMG 2nd place 1960. Due to family
squabbles, most of his records are out of my reach and are not
forthcoming. Could you by chance shed some light on the events that
allowed him to win this lighter or anything else you could dig up on Roy
E. Beddingfield. Thanks
Name: ROBERT BURMEISTER
Address: 16 OAKLEY PLACEE
City, State, ZIP: STATEN ISLAND NY 10306
Telephone: 718 980 3380
FAX: 718 980 5957
Subject: PHILIP BURMEISTER WOUNDED AT ANZIO, NEED INFO
Comments: MY UNCLE PHILIP BURMEISTER JUST PASSED AWAY .IM TRYING TO FIND
OUT INFO REGARDING HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE BATTLE FOR ANZIO WHERE HE
WAS WOUNDED. I BELIEVE HE WAS A SGT IN CHARGE OF A MACHINE GUN BATTERY
|Date: October 20, 2006
Name: Rick Chirrick
Address: 1435 se Lafayette st
City, State, ZIP: Portland, Oregon, 972022
Subject: Looking for medics 2/39 FA-3/67 FA 1986-1990
Comments: Hello, I am looking for any medics who served at Larson Barracks
2/39 FA or 6/67 FA from 1986-1990
|Date: October 19, 2005
Name: Betty Lea Davis
Address: 1825 NE 2nd St. #37
City, State, ZIP: Ocala,FL34470
Subject: Thomas Wilson Dansby, Jr. and Thomas, Sr. WWII, B29's
Comments: Dear Sirs: My father Thomas W. Dansby, Jr. served in the
Aleutians during WWII. He was a bombardier, mechanic, navigator,
photographer, waist gunner on B-29's. Maybe also on B-24s or B 17's. He
died in 1966, because of fuel splash back during WWII. He was only 41. He
worked for Boeing 'til his death. He worked first with B-52's and ended up
inspecting the Minuteman Missiles. If anyone happens to remember him from
the Air Force, I would really love to hear from you!!
Name: Rodney Nicholas
Address: P.O. Box 1346
City, State, ZIP: Burnside,Kentucky,42519
Subject: My Grandfather Ganzie Nicholas
Comments: I am trying to find out how to get my grandfather recognized as
a P.O.W he was with the 3rd in WW2.He fought in the Battle of the Bulge he
was wounded and captured and held at a German hospital the last 3 months 9
days of the war. If anyone knows or could give me some info please help!
|Date: October 19, 2005
Name: James Haile
Address: 3084 N. Truwood Dr. Apt. A
City, State, ZIP: Prescott Valley, AZ 863144
Subject: Lewis Melvin Haile
Comments: I'm looking for any information possible on my uncle, PFC Lewis
Melvin Haile of the 110th infantry regiment, 28th division. He served
during World War two and died Friday March 30 1945 in France (that was
where he was buried) Any information, especially how he died, would be
Name: Susan Howard
City, State, ZIP: Reno, NV 89502
Subject: 158th infantry co.b-ww2
Comments: My father served in the Bushmasters reg. from May 1945 until the
end of the war. His name was Merlin Hartnett. He was made SGT. on the
field during that time. After the surrender, he was sent to Osaka, Japan.
I'm looking for anyone who might remember him, or any info on the battles
he participated in during that time. I would like to pass on this
information to his grandchildren. thank-you
Name: Renee Flood
Address: 738 Moccasin Trail
City, State, ZIP: Billings, Montana 59105
Telephone: home: 406-245-9582
Subject: Pvt. Harry Little Bird, (Northern Cheyenne) WWII, 3rd Infantry
Division, 2nd Battalion, Company G, 3rd Platoon, 1st squad.
Comments: I believe Harry Little Bird may have been a Cheyenne code talker
in World War II. Any information I can get for the family will be much
appreciated. Thanks. Renee Flood
|Date: October 18, 2005
Name: James Boiter
Address: 204 Davis Lane
City, State, ZIP: Belmont, NC 28012
FAX: 704 3722655
Subject: Sp4 Jesse M. Mclemore
Comments: I am looking for unit information on my uncle, SP4 Jesse M.
[Mike] Mclemore, who served in the 3rd ID in Germany in 1976-1977. He was
in an armored unit, maybe the 64th, but nor sure. He died in April 1977,
in an auto accident in Germany.
|Date: OCTOBER 17, 2005
Name: MIKE HUFF
Address: 948 East MAIN STREET
City, State, ZIP: GREENVILLE, IL
Subject: Information on Charlie company 180th infantry 1941-1943
Comments: My grandfather was in WORLD WAR 2 With Charlie Company 180th
infantry, was in Rome-ARNO, AFRICA according to his discharge papers he
was awarded 2 purple hearts,2 bronze stars,he lost his leg above his right
knee was also hit in the other leg and was in Mc Loskey general hospital
he was a light mortar gunner 607,if there is anybody who was there or
knows anything about what he or other soliders whent through please write
his name was EVERETT L NANNA, MY NAME IS GYSGT. MIKE HUFF, ANY INFO WOULD
Date: October 17, 2005
City, State: Hawley, PA
Comments Thank you for your time in advance.
Could you tell me if this is a soldier and if so, from WWI? Taken in
Lackawaxen, PA, on the Delaware River.
|Date: October 16, 2005
Name: Steve Dunivan
Ralph F. Lyons
Subject: Private Ralph F. Lyons ASN 6 264 095. I have received a purple
heart medal and supporting documents for Mr. Lyon and wish to learn more
about his service time. Can you help?
|Date: Oct. 16, 2005
Subject: Pfc Earl Newton
Comments: Pfc. Earl Newton WWII 3rd.inf.div.I think he came back with with
the 275th company G coming back to U.S. in 1945,he fought in Northern
France, Central Europe and Rhineland. He has European- African-Middle
Eastern service medal with 3 bronze stars good conduct medal and a silver
star. He departed 6 Aug. 1942 European theater. I am trying to find what
battalion, regiment and company he was in, I don't know anything about
composition of divisions.
|Date: October 15, 2005
Name: Donald W. Myers
Address: 1028 Farmview Drive
City, State, ZIP: Waterville, OH 43566
Subject: WWII 333rd Engineer Regiment
Comments: I am looking for information on my father PFC Wayne N. Myers
from Fremont, Ohio. He was a part of Company E 333rd Engineer Regiment.
This company was attached to the 3rd Infantry. If anyone has any
information on him or his unit please reply to the e-mail address listed.
Name: Donna Fox
Subject: Edward L Owens
Comments: I don't know if you can help if not maybe you can tell me where
I can go to find this information but I have been everywhere that I can
think of on here.
My father, tec 5 Edward L Owens was with the army in WWII. He was inducted
in November of 42, at Fort Benjamin Harrison Indiana. He was in Normandy
northern France and Rhineland Ardennes. He was injured in July of 1944.
His battalion on his discharge papers is the 120th AAA battalion, but
there is nothing about it on the
I saw on here where they have
changed the names of some of the battalions that fought in the war I think
that's what happened to my father, that he was in something different
during the war and they changed it after. I have the site where I went if
you want to check it out and if you can make heads or tails of it.
you can find something on there that can help me.
Thanks for your help even if
its just a place I
can go to find out anything my father passed away in 1990 and at before
that time I never saw much of him and wasn't really interested in the war.
once again thanks
|Date: October 13, 2005
Name: Rachel Cincoski
Subject: 3rd Division 7th Infantry
Comments: I'm looking for a picture of my grandpa, James L. Cincoski. He
served in the 3rd Division 7th Infantry.
Subject: Ernest Schmidt US Army WW1
Comments: Company A 7th. MG Batt, 3rd Division American Exp forces.
Born in Maryland and around 18 at time of death in April 1918.
|Date: Oct. 11, 2005
Subject: Marion Lee Gallaway
Comments: Hello, and first of all, thank you to all that serve our great
country...I am looking for any information on my uncle who died 12 years
before I was born...His name was Marion Lee Gallaway from Tom Green
County, TX. He was killed in action and received both the Purple Heart and
Silver Star. The NARA says he was SSG and a number listed was 1804762 KIA.
I would like to find out where he died and anything else that I could
learn. Thank You and God Bless. Vicki
Name: Lori LaRussa
City, State, ZIP: Arnold, Md 21012
Subject: Salvatore LaRussa / 8th Corp
Comments: My Dad (Salvatore LaRussa) is looking for anyone who might have
served with him in WW2. He is from Brooklyn, NY now living on Long Island,
NY. He just turned 85. He served from 1942 - 1945 and was in the 3254
Signal Service Co 8th Corp. In the 121 signal Radio Intelligence Co.
He would love to contact you please email me at
Name: MARIAN THOMAS
Address: 138 glebe road loughor Swansea
City, State, ZIP: SA4 6SL UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: 01792 899292
Subject: Nick Sabara
Comments: I'm looking for information about Nick Sabara who was stationed
in Penclawedd South Wales in World War Two I'm unsure of the exact date,
my family often spoke of him and held him in high regard, any information
would be greatly appreciated.
|Date: October 9, 2005
Name: Sherry DeSantis
Address: 296 Warwick Neck Ave
City, State, ZIP: Warwick, RI 02889
Subject: Robert P. Sigman
My name is Sherry (Sigman) DeSantis. I am looking for anyone who served
with my father Robert P. Sigman during 1953 to 1955. He has written a
small autobiography (just for family) and expressed a sadness in never
seeing or talking to some of the men again. I am trying to "fix" this in
my own way.
I know he was at Camp Rucker, Alabama, Camp Gordopn, GA, and Ft Benning.
Names he remebers well are Paul Thomas (NC), Milton Player (GA), Harry
Grey (PA), and Jack Dinwiddie (OK). Any help in finding any of the above
men or others would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help. And a big thank you for all you've done for our
Name: David North
Address: 6 Evergreen Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Needham, MA 02494
Comments: Joe Hyde was my uncle. I understand that he served in combat as
a BAR man with the 3rd infantry. I figured that if I could determine the
unit he served with I could trace his steps. Unfortunately the National
Personal Records Center tells me that a 1973 fire destroyed the records.
I have a discharge form which says that he re-enlisted in 11/1945 and was
honorably discharged in 11/46 from the HQ company of the 1st Battalion of
the 15th Infantry. They can also tell me that he first enlisted on 8/1944.
Family lore has it that his basic training was cut short to get him into
Europe for the Battle of the Bulge. Before he died I visited him and heard
a few of his stories about combat and about liberating a death camp.
I assumed that he might have served the whole time with the 15th. I bought
a copy of the book HISTORY OF THE THIRD INFANTRY IN WWII (Taggart). The
book has an appendix listing names of those who served during the war but
I don't find his.
If you have answers to any of the following questions please email or call
1) If a soldier re-enlisted in November 1945 in Europe was it usual for
him to stay in the same regiment or would he more probably be transferred
2) Is there a reason I might not find his name in the appendix of this
book? For example, would replacements not be listed?
3) Did you know or hear of my uncle Joe Hyde?
|Date: October 7, 2005
Name: Dennis Bogan
Address: 8614 Spring Valley Lane
City, State, ZIP: Indianapolis, Indiana 46231-2555
Subject: Pictures & Information on Frank Nash Wesner
Comments: My 87-year-old father-in-law wants a picture of his father. His
father was: Frank Nash Wesner; born Sept. 18, 1886 and died May 1, 1957 at
the Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana; was a PFC in Company B,
329 Battalion, Tank Corps during WWI.
The St. Louis Archives said the big flood they had destroyed all of his
pictures and records except a few pay vouchers. I would like to locate any
information and pictures available.
Name: Don Christensen
Address: 7000 County Rd 110
City, State, ZIP: Salida CO 81201
Subject: Pfc. LaVar Neilson
Comments: Lavar Neilson was my uncle who served in the same unit as Audie
Murphy in WWII. I am seeking any info or details of his service. Thank
Webmaster's Note: Pfc LaVar Neilson is
listed in the book, "History of the 3rd
Infantry Division, in WWII" on pages 420 and 525,
as a member of the 30th Infantry Regiment, Co M. He was awarded the Bronze
Star on May 8, 1945, for service in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France,
Germany and Austria.
Name: Harry Cash
Subject: Harry Wilson Campbell
Comments: Looking for any info on the 26th infantry regiment/1st infantry
division, my uncle Harry Wilson Campbell was killed march 30 1943 in North
Africa, looking for photos of cob, or anything on or around el guettar,
|Date: 6 Oct 2005
Name: Daryl Adams
Address: 6611 Alder Glen Dr SE
City, State, ZIP: Olympia, WA 98513
Subject: Fred Turner HQ Battery 9th Field Artillery WW2
Comments: I am trying to find any information of my grandfather for which
I am trying to establish military service and benefits for his service
during W W II. His records were destroyed in the 1973 St Louis fire and he
has lost his DD-214 and Purple hearts.
His information is as follows:
Frederick Aurthor Turner
He entered the Army on January 5, 1942 in Denver, CO. He was a member of
HQ Battery, 9th Field Artillery, 3rd Division and served in Africa and
Europe. His service number was 38083040. He was discharged in late 1945 at
Ft. Sill, OK.
Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.
Webmaster's Note: Fred A. Turner T/5 is
in the book, "History of the 3rd
Infantry Division, in WWII" on page 538,
as a member of the 9th Field Artillery Battalion (Medium) .
|Date: October 6, 2005
Name: Joseph J. Palisi
Subject: Chateau Thierry/Belleau Wood
Comments: I am doing a family history and am trying to find out any
information I can regarding my uncle's service in WWI. This desire for
info comes quite late in the scheme of things and all who might have known
have since deceased. My uncle, Private John Tesoriero,24, was killed in
action in Chateau Thierry on June 20, 1918. He was a member of B Co. 7th
Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (per tombstone) which, as I understand it
relieved the 7th Marines at Belleau Wood a few days before he was killed.
I do not expect any info regarding him personally but perhaps of his units
service, any unit awards/distinctions from that action. I have written the
National Personnel Records Center without much success so far. Any info,
or thoughts on where I might find additional info will be appreciated.
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Date: October 5, 2005
Anne (Gray) Kemp
Comments: I am
currently researching my family history. I found this photo in our attic.
I believe it belonged to my grandparents, James Homer Gray, Sr. and Hannah
Bell Green. All of the 4 sons of my great grandparents, James Ben Gray and
Gussie Dorris were registered for the WWI draft, but I'm not sure if this
picture has one of them in it or not. Their sons were: James Homer Gray,
Sr. (my grandfather); Archie Gray, Walter Gray, and Fletcher Gray. Grandpa
Gray was born in 1880, and my sister does not believe that he fought in
WWI. But, we are pretty sure that Archie (Archibald) and Fletcher Gray
did. We are not sure about Walter Gray.
One of these men might also belong to my Grandmother Gray - Hannah Bell
Green. She had two brothers - John S. (Sydney) Green and Thomas P. Green.
Both of them would have been of an age to fight in WWI.
I would love to discover who in our family is depicted in this picture.
The faces are just too small for me to see well. I was hoping that you
might have muster roll information and could check for any of these names
James Homer Gray
Archie (Archibald) Gray
John Sidney Green (Sid)
Thomas P. Green (Tommie)
They would have all been from the Columbus, GA (Muscogee County) area.
Thanks so much for your assistance! Anne (Gray) Kemp
Date: October 5, 2005
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Name: A. Matz
Sgt. Biagio Capobianco
Comments: Looking for any information on a male child born to Sgt. Biagio
Capobianco in France during WWII. Only found out recently about his birth.
Biagio aka the baron, was in the Rhineland Operation. He was later
transferred to Iceland but communized with the boy and mother before he
was discharged back to the states. He was from Brooklyn, NY. Any
information will be helpful.
Date: Oct 4, 2005
Name: Sean Riddle
Subject: 377th MP Escort Guard Co.
Could you please tell me if the 377th MP Escort Guard Co. served with the
3rd ID IN North Africa in 1943? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Address: 2901 Northlake Dr
City, State, ZIP: Maryville, TN. 37801
Subject: Patton's tank battalion
Comments: RALPH WHEELER (T-2) TANK SERGEANT SERVED UNDER GEORGE S. PATTON.
ARMY TANK BATTALION 1941-45 FOUGHT IN SIX MAJOR BATTLES. RECEIVED THREE OF
SIX BATTLE STARS EARNED. OTHERS MEDALS UNKNOWN AT PRESENT.
BASED ON THE INFORMATION ABOVE, IS THIS THE CORRECT SITE.
I HAVE NO CAMPAIGN OR ANY OTHER IDENTIFYING ARMY RELATED DATA THUS FAR TO
PROCEED. PLEASE ADVISE ME. ANY AND ALL INFORMATION IS MORE THAN
APPRECIATED. THANK YOU TERESA WHEELER
|Date: October 2, 2005
Name: Virgil P. Anderson
Address: 131 Moffatt Way,
City, State, ZIP: Sacramento, CA 95864
Telephone: (916) 488-3398
Subject: Sgt. Fred J. Anderson Co. A, 4th Infantry WWI
Comments: I am the son of Sgt. Fred J. Anderson #2213766 Company A 4th
Infantry Regiment. (WW1) I have in my possession a commendation signed by
Major Nathaniel E. Callen and Captain Truman Smith that reads as follows:
"On the morning of October 23rd, volunteered and led a patrol into the
enemy's lines, in the Bois de Fore't, captured an enemy rearguard, and
machine gun, from whom information was secured of the withdrawal of the
main body of the enemy. During this patrol, Cpl. Anderson showed excellent
qualities of leadership and a high degree of courage.
The same evening, with another patrol, he entered the town of Brioulles,
although under severe fire from snipeers in the town and machine guns of
the heights to the East of the Meuse"
Was Sgt. Anderson (then Cpl ) ever awarded a medal for this commendation?
I will be glad to send a photo for verification.
|Date: Oct 1, 2005
Name: Gloria Yates
Subject: Looking for Old Service Buddies
Comments: My husband, James Lamar Yates served in WW2. He was with the 9th
Field Artillery Battalion , 3rd Division, from April 1945-June 1946. Was
in Babenhausen & Romelhausen Germany, and was a radio operator and
battalion clerk. Originally from Georgia. Looking for any one who served
with him. Thank you