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|Date: January 31, 2007
Name: Deborah Hoover Arbogast
City, State, ZIP: Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Subject: 336th Combat Engineer Unit (Normandy Beach)
Comments: My Dad (recently deceased) Corporal William Joseph Hoover
served in this unit. He said very little of the war, but did tell me
that he built bridges for the troops to land on the beach. He said
his unit was one of the first ones to arrive there on-Day. Any
information concerning this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Debbie Arbogast (only child of Mr. Hoover)
|Date: 31 January 2007
Name: Alexandria E. Casey
City, State, ZIP: Lamoni, IA 50140
Subject: Korean War POW (Inter-camp) Olympics
Comments: My husband and I teach at Graceland University in Iowa,
and we are the authors of Teaching the Korean War: An Instructor’s
Handbook. We stumbled upon a small amount of information on these
"games" while researching a presentation for the Center for the
Study of the Korean War’s annual conference in Independence, MO.
(Link to CSKW at
http://www.koreanwarcenter.org/ ). We are very interested in
learning more, and hope that this could develop into a book project,
since it is a subject which begs for additional coverage. We would
welcome any and all correspondence, as well as recollections of
veterans or family members (including photos, of course) relating to
the “Olympics” in 1952. As I understand from some readings, there
were more games in 1953; we’d be glad for any information about
those also. As an educator and Korean War researcher, this topic
generates lots of questions! (For example, where did you find the
stamina? As participants were you given extra rations to build up
strength? Were there other incentives - or punishment for
non-participation? Were you allowed to speak freely with other POWs?
Was there outside media or coverage? Who was the propaganda meant to
convince or impress?) If there are any veterans in the Kansas City
area, we would also be glad to speak with you concerning
participation in the conference, which will be held this year from
Feb 22-24, 2007. Please contact us at
. With thanks for your service (and any information you can share) -
Alexandria and Michael Casey
Date: 30 Jan. 2007
Name: Andrew Gines
Subject: Army Pic
Comments: My name is Andy Gines and I would like some information
concerning the patches, badges, etc. that are on my Father, Andres
Gines's, picture taken while he was in Korea during the Korean War.
I have attached the picture and was hoping someone could shed some
light as to what regiment he served in. I do know he served in the
3rd Division based of the symbol on his left arm. Any help would be
|Date: 30 Jan. 2007
Name: Paul Ray Riley jr.
City, State, ZIP: Wuerzburg, Germany
Subject: Looking for Paul Ray Riley, 3rd Inf. Division, Emery Bks,
Comments: I'm Looking for any Information about Paul (Ray) Riley -
he is my Father. He was stationed around 1970 at Emery Barracks in
Name: DJ Pudsey
Address: 372 Sumner St.
City, State, ZIP: Norwood, MA 02062
Subject: PFC William O. Dailey
Comments: I am trying to locate info. about my grandfather from
WWII. I have a patch from the 3rd Infantry, a patch from the 5th
Army, a patch from the 70th Div. (Trailblazers) ,an IRTC Handbook
from camp Blandind, FL, a General Orders for Interior Guard Duty
booklet, and a red MP armband w/white letters. His discharge paper
states: Company G, 276th Infantry. His date of service was:17 Apr
1944 to 7 Nov 1945. Battles and Campaigns:GO33WD45: Naples-Foggia
Rhineland Central Europe Thanks for any help
|Date: JANUARY 29, 2007
Name: RENE RAMIREZ
Address: 1001 S. ST. VRIAN
City, State, ZIP: EL PASO, TEXAS
Telephone: 915 241 8843
Subject: PFC ALFONSO RAMIREZ 8TH CAVALRY TROOP D BRONZE STAR MEDAL
Name: Neil Hickey
Subject: Master Sergeant John J Hickey
Comments: My father Master Sergeant John J Hickey served in Korea
with the 3rd infantry division. He was from Somerville Mass. He
passed away over 20 years ago at an early age. I am know 40 and am
trying to find some men who served with him in Korea-Thank You
|Date: January 24, 2007
Name: Ed Cockrell
Subject: Service battery 41st field artillery battalion in wwii
Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who served with service
battery 41st field artillery battalion during wwii or their
families. My father was a member of that battery.
Date: Jan. 23, 2007
Name: Steve Estes
Subject: Fathers Info, Clyde G. Estes
Comments: I am wondering if I can find out any information on my
father who served with th 3D Inf Div. in WWII. Clyde G. Estes Army
Ser. N. 17005556. He was a Radio Operator and participated in Fedala,
Tunisian, Sicilian and Italian Campaigns. Any info or Pictures would
be greatly appreciated. He was Native American from South Dakota.
Thank You very Much. SFC (Ret.) Steve Estes
|Date: 18 Jan 2007
Name: Mr. Christopher M. Scheuerman MSG (Ret)
Address: 114 Cresthaven Drive
City, State, ZIP: Sanford, NC 27332
Subject: PFC Jason Drew Scheuerman
Comments: I lost my son, I loved him very much. At his memorial tree
planting his Plt Sgt promised to send pictures of Jason from in
theater because I did not have any. He assured me that he would get
with all of the Mortar PLT 1-30 and find as many pictures as he
could. I never heard from him again. If you served with my son and
have pictures of him from in theater or from back at Benning, it
would be of great comfort to this old soldier if you could pass them
along, I miss him.
Webmaster's Note: When I
received this request, I forwarded it to Fort Stewart and here is
their response. This is the type of soldiers defending our way of
I have contacted the
unit regarding this soldiers father and they are going to get
together with the Mortar PLT and get some pictures. Currently the
unit is at NTC but as soon as they get back they will do what they
can. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to
help. Thank You
SSG Jeremy Mathis
DCSM Operations NCO
|Date: Jan. 22, 2007
Name: jim stokes
Comments: AM TRYING TO LOCATE EDWARD STOKES CPL. ORIGINALLY FROM
DANBURY CONN. WAS ASSIGNED TO 37TH ID 148THINF RGT SOME IN 1951
AFTER SERVING IN KOREA AS A COMBAT MEDIC
|Date: Jan. 21, 2007
Comments: As a new member I would like to know why Viet Nam is
not talked about. We lost over 58,000 men with this war . In 1965
while in Ledward barracks in Schweinfurt Germany they were thinking
of sending us, but luck for us we were told it was not so bad yet
and held us back. What info. you can give me will be helpful. Also
anything you can tell me about the history of Ledward barracks.
Thank you, PHILIP FOTIA
Webmaster's Note: Welcome to
the Society. The 3rd Infantry Division was not sent to Viet Nam
except for a few units that are now assigned to the division. Check
out the photos on our webpage at
http://www.warfoto.com/3rdsocietyphotos6.htm and you might want
to contact some of the soldiers who served there. Many of them gave
out their email addresses.
Name: Michael Maxwell
Address: PO Box 254
City, State, ZIP: Clarendon, PA 16313
Subject: discharge papers
Comments: We recently have found that we need to put my Uncle into
an assisted living facility close to our home. He is moving from
Baltimore, MD to Warren PA. However, we have searched through all of
the papers we obtained from him, and cannot locate his honorable
discharge papers from the Army. They tell us he is eligible for
Veteran's assistance and we need these papers. Could you please
Webmaster's Note: Here is a
link for service records that may help.
|Date: Jan. 20, 2007
Name: Wally de Jongh
Address: Chicago, Illinois
Telephone: (773) 274-3609
Subject: WW2 - Dresden Bombing - Allied POW's
My name is Wally de Jongh. I served with the 15th Inf. “Can Do” from
1961-1964. Some of the pics I had taken during that time are posted
on this 3D site under the CW category. Others are posted on the 15th
site. However, the question I have does not relate to me but to my
dad. He is Dutch and during WW2 he was in the Dutch underground
helping Allied pilots and crews who were shot down by the Germans
over the Eastern part of the Netherlands. He has some mementos from
those days (which is a separate issue). He never talked about it
until recently, apparently a common phenomenon under WW2 veterans.
He was captured twice by the Germans.
His last capture placed him in various prison camps until he ended
up in Dresden. There he teamed up with some British POW's and
together they managed to escape just before the bombing of Dresden.
But they got caught downtown Dresden when the bombing began. They
survived Hell and after helping the remaining German civilian
population with first-aid, the escaped POW's headed South on foot
towards the old Czechoslovakia.
Somewhere during this escape and survival process towards the end of
the war, they ran into German troops who already had given up any
hope of a German victory. The troops invited them to get onto the
trucks and they all proceeded South. During this trip they ran into
a small Nazi SS convoy which questioned the German regulars why they
were heading away from the front. Rather than taking the risk of
being sent back towards the front lines, the German regulars
annihilated the SS troops on the spot. (Just this incident alone
could make an interesting movie script.)
Anyhow, they reached the Czech border where they parted from the
German regulars to cross into Czechoslovakia. After a small break
they crossed back into Germany and headed West. This is where they
ran into American troops which I assume were 3D since the escapees
were taken to General Patton’s HQ. They stayed there for a while to
unload their info and to provide translating services. After the war
was over my dad returned to Holland.
So my question is - "Do any 3D WW2 veteran remember running into
some British and Dutch POW escapees who survived the Dresden
bombing?" Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Name: Dennis Soda
Address: 1240 Bensalem Blvd
City, State, ZIP: Bensalem, PA 19020
Subject: Private First Class William Brownback
Comments: My mother just passed away. She got married to him right
before he went over seas. anyway I was hoping you could tell me if
he has any family members...I have his medals, letter from
Eisenhower. pictures etc, thank you
|Date: January 18, 2007
Subject: Photos of Ralph Chase, WWII
Comments: Any photos of a Ralph Chase of Gardiner Maine January 1944
thru May 1946 7th Infantry/3rd Division? He was my Dad.
|Date: January 18, 2007
Subject: 39th Field Artillery Battalion
Comments: I am trying to track down Korean war veterans from
39th Field Artillery Battalion (Battery B), who served Jan 1952 –
March 1953. What is the best way of tracking down these veterans ?
I am doing this research for a friend of mine who lives in central
I N T E G R I T Y T R A D E S O L U T I O N S
Antony Fletcher, President & CEO
109 East Glebe Rd, Suite C
Alexandria, VA 22305
Tel: +1 703 549 1657
Cell: +1 202-330-2117
|Date: January 18, 2007
Subject: Clark's 5th Army WWII
Comments: Hello, I am trying to do some research for my uncle. His
name is Jay Atkins and he was in the 5th from Tunisia to Anzio. He
is 92 and still very active.
I am trying to locate any forums, sites, webpages that focus on the
5th that may have a reunion or group membership that I can share
with him. he wants to try and contact fellow soldiers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
With best regards,
Name: Jorge Colon
Address: Po box 1022Saint Just, Puerto Rico
City, State, ZIP: Saint Just, Puerto Rico
Subject: My army veteran friend,
Roberto Concha (Bobby) Lechuga
Comments: I am looking for my army veteran friend Roberto Concha
(Bobby) Lechuga fro El Paso, Texas. His last duty station was with
the HQ and HQ Band,82nd Airborne Div. Fort Bragg, NC. year 1965
Name: RANDY PRIEST
Address: 1004 ROCKWOOD AVE.
City, State, ZIP: BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, 93308
Subject: HHB 2/41 FA 1988 - 1991
Comments: LOOKING FOR THOMAS R. REGISTER, KENNETH E. WILSON AND JOHN
MONAHAN FROM HHB, 2/41 FA 1988 - 1991
|Date: Jan. 15, 2007
Subject: enlisted personnel 1918
Comments: Sir, I live in Seltz, Alsace, France.
Since I have been a child, I often go for vacation in Grendelbruch,
in the Bruche Valley.
The 3rd Division took and liberated Grendelbruch on the 25th and
26th November 1944.
I found this on the net :
" The 30th Infantry took Grendelbruch. The 2d Battalion, commanded
by Lt. Col. Frederick R. Armstrong, had an all-night house-to-house
fight at Grendelbruch.
Shortly before midnight Company E, under Capt. Ralph R. Carpenter,
moved around to the right of the town, sweeping out the woods as it
The company then attacked from the east as Company F, commanded by
Capt. Marshall T. Hunt, struck simultaneously from the west.
By 1000 November 26 the battalion headquarters was doing business at
a CP situated in the center of the town. "
Do you know more information about the battle of Grendelbruch? The
American order of battle? About the fights? The German order of
Battle ?Grendelbruch was also a battlefield in 14-18 and 1940 (My grand
father fought with his regiment (70th French infantry regiment) in Grendelbruch in june 1940).
I thank you a lot for more information about the liberation of
Sorry for my bad English.
|Date: 14 Jan 07
Name: Rita Mullen
Address: 2541 South 9th Street
City, State, ZIP: Lafayette, In 47909
Subject: enlisted personnel 1918
Comments: I'm trying to find information regarding my grandfather,
Charlie M. Anderson. I have his Individual Pay Record Book, dated
Oct.1,1918. Soldier's number 555828. The organization is listed as
Amb. Co. 26. It says he enlisted 21 May in Bedford, In. This was his
2nd enlistment. I'm not sure if both enlistments were served in the
3rd Div. He spent sometime in China during the first enlistment. DOB
19 Jan 1895.
I've contacted St. Louis and am in the process of filling out
numerous forms. My father knows next to nothing about Grandpa's
service record. This was not by choice, Grandpa didn't talk about
There was a typed note by Major Thomas L. Ferenbaugh, Medical Corps
Diector appointing Grandpa a cook for the Officers Mess on 2 May
1918 while in France.
My father is 79 years old and I would like to be able to gift him
with information regarding his father, Charlie M. Anderson.
|Date: January 11, 2007
Subject: Lost Love
Comments: Hello I am trying to locate a Charles King of the U.S.
Army I think he is with the 82nd Airborne the Mechanics Division, he
is stationed in Fayetteville, NC at Fort Bragg. He recently deployed
back to Iraq in August of 2006, I believe his hometown is in
Detroit, if anyone can possibly help me with a address for him I
would greatly appreciate it.
|Date: Jan. 11, 2007
Name: Anthony W. Tucker
Address: 2420 Port Clinton rd lot 30
City, State, ZIP: Fremont Ohio 43420
Subject: Roger D. Tucker Jr.
Comments: Hello, I am trying to locate my older brother, he is a
desert storm veteran. He was in the 82nd Abn 325th, after desert
storm he transferred to the 101st Abn. He was sent to South Korea
for a years hardship, then signed up for a 2nd term. I have since
lost contact, any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated,
thank you, Anthony Tucker
Name: Terry Coomer
Address: 115 Maple Ave
City, State, ZIP: Sellersburg IN 47172
Telephone: 502 593-5176
Subject: William N. Coomer
Comments: I am looking for any information on my father William N.
Coomer. He join on 3/6/1941 at Louisville Ky, Separation date of
10/1/1945. Campaigns in Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily,
Naples-Foggia, Southern France, and Rhineland. Thanks Terry Coomer.
Name: John D. Fagan
Subject: Looking for friends in HQ& A Co 3rd Medical Bn
Comments: I'm looking for those who served with me in the 3rd Med.
Bn HQ and A Co. Aschaffenburg Germany 1974 to 1976.
|Date: Jan. 9, 2007
SFC Durry S.C. Gann
Support Operations MNSTC-I / J-4
City, State, ZIP:
APO AE 09348
Comments: Hi, My name is SFC Durry Gann, I'm currently serving in
Iraq and was trying to locate information reference to my
grandfather, he was a veteran of WW-I, II, & Korean War. I have some
pictures when he was serving with the 8TH Army in Japan just after
WWII during its occupation stage. I later found a picture from 1957
shortly before he retired while at Ft. Bragg has a medic I believe
he was during that time. He was wearing a 3RD ID combat patch from
the Korean War. He past away in 1957 and died before my birth in
1968. His military records where mainly lost or destroyed in the St.
Louis fire of 1971. I wanted to know what unit he served with under
the 3RD ID DURING THE Korean War. My grandmother also has past away
a long time ago and it's very hard to find any info. I've been
researching and build a family tree problem and i wanted to pay
respect for my grandfather and rebuild his military history (career)
to pass on to other family members.
His name was Sam Gann (the picture in 1957 showed him has a E-6) his
full name was Samuel Grover Gann (Born 1902 TN- Died Nov 1957
NC)...ANY HELP would be greatly appreciated...
SFC Durry Gann
|Date: 7 jan 07
Name: dave skovbo
Address: po box 8
City, State, ZIP: junction city,ore.97448
Telephone: 1 541 954 0378
Subject: carl hinz
Comments: carl hinz, 3rd division, sanitary train, ambulance co.# 7
service # 1140054 . served in france 1917 & 1918. our family has
written documentation that he was awarded the d.s.c. by major
gerneral howze in july of 1919 in andernash ( ? ) germany. he was
never sent this medal and finally gave up in 1936 . his numerous war
wounds eventually killed him in 1962. please help. sincerely, his
grandson david skovbo
|Date: January 5, 2007
Name: S. Rogers
Address: 114 N. Country Gate Cir.
City, State, ZIP: Conroe, Tx. 77384
Comments: I am trying to locate my Daddy. He landed on Omaha Beach
in Normandy France. He served under Gen. Mark Clark. I believe he
was a personal chef of Gen. George Patton. His name was Robert
Morton Clark. He was from Tennessee, West TN.
|Date: January 5, 2007
Name: Jonette (Gesek) Hodson
Subject: Info on Anzio Italy in WWll Father John Gesek in fight in
Anzio, would like to speak to anyone who might have known him. He
survived the fight and died in 1979.
Comments: I would like to find someone who might have fought next to
my father in Anzio Italy. My father never would talk about it and I
would like to have some information for my children and my peace of
mind. I saw the gentlemen who played in Gunsmoke the TV series was
at Anzio Italy, from a news interview, and would like to know how
many more men are still alive and if they knew my father. John Henry
Gesek. Thank you for any information.
Jonette J. Hodson (Gesek)
Date: January 2, 2006
Ms. Melanie Hopewell
Subject: Clyde Young
Comments: I am trying to get some information for my grand father
who was in the army and served in the 3rd Inf and Company C. He is
waiting to know how to get info on the patches they had back in that
time . If you could please help me get this information for him I
would greatly thank you . If you are able to do that for him . His
name is Clyde Young .
Ms. Melanie Hopewell
|Date: January 2, 2006
Name: Ernie Cowan
Comments: Comments: I am doing a photo documentation project 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: Bob Horton
Address: 1750 Highbrook St.
City, State, ZIP: Yorktown Heights New York 10598
Telephone: 914 962 4813
Subject: old buddies
Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who served in A Company,
7th Inf Regt. Korea 1953-1954.
Name: Hugh Selleck
Subject: Looking for a few friends from Delta company
Comments: I served in delta company 703rd. maint. bn @ conn barracks
from 1974-1975 under Capt Wagner and 1st Sgt Amos. Sgt Harold
Kendrick was our section chief in the generator shop. Harold coon
where are u. Hugh Selleck
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