I'm doing research to discover if the 100th ID liberated my father-in-law who was a Polish slave laborer near Stuttgart during WWII. He worked on a farm Southeast of Stuttgart and followed the allied occupation Army before immigrating to the United States. He, his wife and two children, lived in a Displaced Persons camp near Dilligen Germany. I have a photo of his wife standing next to a jeep of MPs assigned to the 504th MPs. Let me know if you have any information about the 100th's liberation operation around Stuttgart. Thanks, Tom McLaughlin
Tom McLaughlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - May, 15 2016
My Uncle PFC James Alexander Lassiter was a member of Company B, 397th Infantry. He was Weldon, NC. Son of Dr. & Mrs. H. Grady and Willie Blackwell Lassiter. I am interested if anyone knows anything about him. I did see a couple references to him in the documents here. I never met him.
Thank you for your service.
Joyce Respess <email@example.com>
Bend, Oregon, USA! - May, 15 2016
My Dad, Thomas D Elly ,born in Elizabeth, NJ served with the 100th Infantry Division and received the bronze star along with others for their bravery at Heilbronn. My Dad spoke sparingly about the war and although he shared very little about the combat he told us the funny stories which manifested your great camaraderie and friendship with one another. He passed away in 1995 and there is still not a day that I don't think about him. Having just lost my mother in December of 2014 my brother and I were going through the house and found the publication...The Story of the Century. I so wish that he had shared more but understand how horrific the war was...we were so very grateful to finally find the book. If anyone can share stories of my father my brother and I would be so very appreciative..I am certain you would all remember his undying sense of humor. Thank you all for your service to this country...for keeping us free and strong...
Caryn Powers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania, USA - March, 16 2016
My father, Thomas Donald Elly (AKA "TD" or "Don" as well as Tom was in the MPs in the 100th and received the bronze start (as I am sure many others did) at Heilbronn. He passed several years ago and didn't talk much about his service unless asked very specific questions (which I was reluctant to do as I didn't want to stir up anything painful). I am kicking myself now for not reaching out to his platoon and division members for info as most are now passed as well. If anyone has any information, stories, etc about he and his comrades I would be very grateful. Thanks for any help and for you and/ or your family members service to our country. One other note my dad was originally from Elizabeth NJ.
Pottstown , PA, USA - March, 14 2016
My father was not yet 4 years old when his father, PFC Frederick Powers of the 397th Infantry, Company G, was killed in action at Heilbronn 4/6/1945. He was posthumously recommended for the Silver Star, but we never received it. I recently gave my dad, now 74, the information he needed to request the medal from government. He received it last week. Our local VFW chapter is going to organize a ceremony in the spring for our family. My grandpa will also be getting a new, special headstone for Silver Star awardees. It makes me so proud to be able to do this for my father and grandfather. This site was integral in helping me research my grandfather's service. Thank you so much.
John Powers <John.Powers@GD-MS.com>
East Bridgewater, MA, USA - March, 01 2016
If you have not read The Monuments Men, by Robert Edsel, you should. You will find that we crossed the river at Heilbronn almost on top of a salt mine in which the Nazis had stored fabulous art treasures all of which they had prepared for destruction. The miners were able to prevent this, and the author says , "In the end, the fierceness of the battle saved the mine". In the mine were a Rembrandt and the ancient stained-glass windows from the cathedral at Strasbourg.
Phil Ellsworth <email@example.com>
Cedaredge, Colorado, U.S. - March, 01 2016
Happy Christmas to all association members.
I'm still looking for a photograph (there isn't one on his OSS or British Special Operations Executive - SOE file) of Maurice Lepage, formerly of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Divisio, then OSS agent seconded to French SectionSOE, captured in France and believed executed at Gross Rosen concentration camp in August or September of 1944.
Lepage was born 27 November 1912, in Sainte-Colombe, Seine-et-Marne, France, the son of Albert Eugène Lepage and Cecile Marguerite Noel Gage, and the stepson of Maurice Gage. Lepage had three brothers, two sisters and the family home was at Alfortville, Seine.
Lepage had a limited education, but gained a Cerfificat d’études from one year at High School and then took up the profession of cook. He had worked as such in France for over six years, including two years with the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique shipping line which included working on the great trans-Atlantic liner, the Normandie. Lepage had undertaken his National Service in France from 1930 to 1932 and on the outbreak of war, saw active service in the French Army from 1939 to 1940. After the fall of France went to the United States, arriving in New York after taking passage on the SS Guiné from Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941. He settled in Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York where he married a French-born girl, Juliette, who worked as a cook for a well-to-do local family, the Goddards.
A year after his arrival in the United States, Lepage (naturalised as a US citizen) enlisted in the US Army at a recruiting station in New York on 16 December 1942. Given the US Army serial no. 32685908, he was assigned to the headquarters of the headquarters of 398th Infantry Regiment of the 100th Infantry Division, 100th Infantry Division based at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. On 24 May 1943 he transferred to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and was given the rank of Technician 3rd Grade (Sergeant) on 20 July 1943. After his initial training in the Special Operations (SO) branch of the OSS, Lepage was posted to England, arriving at the beginning of November 1943.
Lepage’s SOE file suggests that he was formally taken on strength and security-cleared by SOE in July 1943, over three months before he arrived in Britain. We know that upon arrival in Britain, OSS agents were normally first sent to a reception centre at Franklin House, Ruislip on the outskirts of London, where they continued physical training and learning the basics of field craft. Despite having undergone training in the USA, Lepage (and all other secondees from OSS) was obliged to take the normal route through SOE assessment and training. He was appointed head of the three-man LIONTAMER team, sent to France, but captured on landing due to his reception having been organised by the Germans on a captured W/T set.
As I say, I'm particularly keen to find a photo of Lepage, but would also be interested if association members or other correspondents know of any other details.
Paul McCue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Witley, Surrey, England - December, 30 2015
My Grandad Max Jordan served in the 100th infantry in WWII. He landed in Marseille. After Germany surrendered he was stationed in Heidelburg where he then went into the MP as a Sargent. He will be celebrating a birthday soon. Blessed to still have him around. Thank you all for your service.
Matthew Smith <email@example.com>
Orrville, Ohio, United States - December, 10 2015
I work in the Westerville, Ohio Post office and had the pleasure of talking with Ernie Rodgers a few days ago. He was a member of the 100th Infantry Division. He is now 95years old. I believe he was trained as a medic, but also had other duties. He was eager to talk about his WWII experiences and since I was not too busy at the time we had a good chat. No telling how much longer he will be around but his memories are sharp!
Dave Chamberlain <>
, - December, 01 2015
My father, James Richard "Dick" Hopkins was in the 100th and served in France in late 1944/early 1945 after landing in Marseille. The information I have is sketchy, as Dad didn't talk about it much. He passed away nearly 5 years ago and I am hungry for information. I know that he was in a Ranger Company.
Jennifer Hopkins Sherrill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Rafael, California, United States - November, 11 2015
I have my dads full 100th book.
If you need photo's for stories, please contact me.
Time is worth more than money.
Rose Leo <email@example.com>
Boca Raton, FL, United States - September, 28 2015
My husband, James Halfred Williams, nickname "Hoy" will turn 100 on August 8th. He is good health, just has to be in a wheel chair because of arthritis in his knees. He is sharp and wears his Veterans 100th cap all the time and he loves talking with others who served - any time!
Anne R Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cumming, GA, USA - August, 17 2015
End of action, Co. E, 397th
I believe our last action during the war must have been on April 14, 1945, for that was the day Jimmie Rembert was killed.. The war in Europe ended about three weeks later.
On that day we were advancing through farm country and meeting some resistance. I remember a field we had to cross, and that there was some rifle fire. I remember running and making it across the field to a barn. There was an oat bin in the barn and I fell on the oats in a fetal position and shook. Then after a few minutes we regrouped and moved on. But that was pretty much the end of the war, although we didn’t know it.
phil ellsworth <email@example.com>
Cedaredge, Colorado, USA - August, 17 2015
Can anyone tell me where/how I would locate a roster of the doctors assigned to the 100th (397th, 398th, 399th) in April 1945, the last month of WWII? Trying once again (last posted to this terrific guestbook in 2004) to identify the U.S. Army doctor who saved my mother's life in Wuestenrot, Germany, between Heilbronn and Schaebisch Hall. Thanks so much!
Edie Ditmars <firstname.lastname@example.org>
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA, USA - August, 17 2015
If you haven't heard already the rocker says "sons of bitche"
john day A-399 <email@example.com>
, - August, 17 2015
My grandfather was TB Bryant he was in L company 399th 100th if anyone has pictures or imfo please feel free to share.
Greg Bryant <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pickens, SC, USA - August, 17 2015
I'm back with another question. We no longer have my Dad's uniform. However, I do have old photographs of him wearing it right after the war. There is a tab (rocker) above the 100th Division patch on his right sleeve that we cannot figure out. It's not Infantry, the last letter looks like an "E". Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Willie Favero <email@example.com>
Houston, TX, USA - April, 24 2015
seeking Photo of Able Co 399th IR
Also info and picture of Cpl. Woodrow W Gilbert KIA Dec 8 1944 Received Silver Star . Go #8 1945
phila, pa - April, 24 2015
I am trying to learn more about my Grandfather who served in Stuttgart in late 1945 through 1946. Like most he did not share anything about his time there. I have a small picture book he put together of his time there. His name was Edmund (Eddie) Paul. Some f the photographs are labeled and include the following names.
This is all the information we have. Please feel free to reach out and God Bless.
Cory Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nolensville, TN, United States of America - April, 24 2015
My father, Martin Israel Garelick, was a Technical Sergeant with the 397 Regiment of the US Army 100th Division during World War II. He landed in Marseille, France, in October 1944 and returned to the US in December, 1945. My dad passed away on March 14, 2015 at age 98.
Melvin S. Garelick <email@example.com>
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA - April, 24 2015