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08/06/98 - 03/17/99


My father Thomas M. Beamon served in the 100th Division,397th Infantry (Company A).He would never discuss the battle he and his comrades endured. Every Veterans Day I would specifically thank him for defending our flag. And he would always say,"Son, there were a lot of brave men behind me. It took us all pulling together". I never knew about his participation in an artillery duel near Mouterhouse, France Dec.15,1944 that turned the tide of battle for us until recently. Last year he finally expressed an interest to attend a reunion; however, several months later he was honorably laid to rest and was unable to attend. I would consider it an honor to receive correspondance from anyone that participated in battle near Mouterhouse with my father. If you served with my father, I would like to send you a copy of a letter I wrote that was featured in several area newspapers. This is my way of honoring the courage of the 397th Infantry Dec. 15, 1944 near Mouterhouse, France.
Jeffrey M. Beamon <jbeamon@bellsouth.net>
St. Gabriel, LA Iberville - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 20:02:58 (PST)


Congratulations on a very impressive website! As a writer, I am very grateful to all of the people who have put so much time and effort into preserving our military heritage. The veteran's websites provide a wealth of invaluable information that may well have faded into the mists of history were it not for all of the webmasters out there, and the veterans themselves, and their families, who have contributed. While writing my World War II novel, The Triumph and the Glory, I relied often upon the resources available on the internet. I wish to thank everyone who has contributed to the preservation of our military history by visiting the veteran's websites and offering their recollections, comments, and information.
Steven Edward Rustad <horizon820@aol.com>
Grand Forks, ND USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 08:00:27 (PST)


If anyone has any informatiom about an occupation newspaper, published in Frankfurt Germany, called the Dog Tag, would you please contact me? My father, Lt. William Edinson published this out of the I.G. Farben building until late 1946. Thanks in advance!
Scott Edinson <majikul@netwood.net>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 14:52:32 (PST)


My father, Jack Gilden, was a proud member of the 100th. He passed away in July 1996. My sister and I would love to hear from anyone who knew him during those years. Thank you very much.
Lisa Gilden <ljg@sonnenschein.com>
Potomac, MD USA - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 11:41:48 (PST)


Loved all that was said about the 100th division. My Father Joseph J. Sullivan would have been proud to see the many web sites that were written about the 100th Inf. and all of the pictures that were included. Maureen Sullivan Daughter
Maureen Sullivan <Eiletal>
Phila., Pa USA - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 08:13:13 (PST)


The posting board on my personal page dedicated to the 100th Division was temporarily down for a short period while some system changes were made. It's back in action at full capacity and no messages were lost. My apologies to anyone that experienced a problem posting orviewing posts during this period. In the future, I'll announce any planned down-time. http://www.netwood.net/~majikul/ICo.htm
Scott Edinson <majikul@netwood.net>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 15:07:30 (PST)


My father,Dr.George E.Biskup,then Captian Biskup,served as a medical doctor in the 100th.I would like to hear from anyone who served with and knew my Father.I would like to know more about my Dad's war time experiences.
Jim Bishop(Biskup) <mariopavel@aol.com>
Greensburg, PA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 11:28:00 (PST)


Charlie Co. 399th, first platoon and later hq section. carried a BAR till the French swiped it one night and then Capt Majeski had me carry the radio for him. Became Chaplain in the Air Force, campus pastor at the U of Ill.now retired.
Walter Bauer <Bauer@intercom.com>
aRichmond, In usa - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 09:15:52 (PST)


Hooray for the Centurymen! A wonderful website dedicated to a great infantry division. My father, W. C. "Bill" Heiser trained with A Company, 399th Infantry from 1942 'til February 1944 when he left to go overseas as a replacement. Are there any vets here who were members of the 100th's Ranger Battalion (disbanded in 1943)? I would like to hear from you. And thank you for saving our freedom.
John Heiser <cjheiser@wideopen.net>
Gettysburg, PA Good ol' USA - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 19:02:37 (PST)


my father was at one time in the 100th div. i believe he was stationed at ft. jackson, sc. his name was philip wexler and was transferred to the 32nd, sent to the philippines and eventuall killed in action in july 1945. if there is anyone out there who may have any info. on him please contact me. sorry if i don't have much info. my mother wouldn't tell me anything about him, but i found a photo with him in uniform with a 100th patch. thanks.
alan wexler <awexler@nb.com>
brooklyn, ny usa - Thursday, March 04, 1999 at 13:44:06 (PST)


Great job, Bonns! We're still working at our Company A, 398th Infantry NEWSLETTER that shares news of the survivors twice a year. If you're one of the "lost" Company A lads, contact me at 4230 S. E. Ogden Street, Portland, OR. 97206 and we'll get you on our mailing list.
Cal Norman <calnorman@earthlink.net>
Portland, Oregon 97206 USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 20:26:56 (PST)


Excellent job, Bonns. We are still at it editing and distributing the Company A, 398th Infantry NEWSLETTER. So any lads from our outfit should make contact to get on our mailing list.
Cal Norman <calnorman@earthlink.net>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 19:56:46 (PST)


My uncle PFC Raymond L. Gentry was in the 399th Regiment, Company B. He was killed in action in late November 1944. If there is anyone who knew Raymond or is familiar with any remaining members of his company, please let me know. Thank you.
Kevin G. Beckham <kbeckham@aristotle.net>
Little Rock, AR USA - Tuesday, March 02, 1999 at 18:04:40 (PST)


I wase with Co A 398th Reg at Wingen are there any others on line if so I would like to hesr from you
Frank Monahan <FMONAHAN@AOL.COM>
Cape May , NJ Cape May - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 13:01:32 (PST)


Great website! I have been touch with a few people from the old unit since dicovering the valuable site only a three week ago. Thanks.
Charles J. Flathers <papacjf@aol.com>
Danvers, MA US of A - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 12:49:04 (PST)


Our grandfather (sgt. Fred Lewis King) proudly served in the 100th inft. div during WWII.It was always a great joy to hear the stories he told while serving our country.He has now passed away but he would be very proud that the 100th div. lives on with such a wonderful memorial as this. If their are ever any updates or any one has any information re garding the 100th div. please feel free to contact me at Kcar1313@aol.com God Bless Our Great Nation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ken Caruthers&John David Lane <Kcar1313@aol.com>
Nashville, Tn U.S.A. - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 14:26:29 (PST)


I believe my father Michael Belessis served with the 100th in WWII. He never made it overseas due to getting in trouble after receiving a Dear John letter from his wife. He went AWOL to find her and was imprisioned when he returned. His unit shipped out without him and he often spoke of his regret in not getting the chance to go overseas with his friends. My father died back in 1982, but if anyone recalls his name I would greatly appreciate any information you might recall about him (good or bad). My address is: 41 David Drive, Augusta, NJ 07822 (973) 875-9440. Thank you.
MICHAEL BELESSIS <wen@nji.com>
Augusta, NJ USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 19:35:21 (PST)


It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our father, William H. Young, Jr. He died suddenly on January 8, 1999. Bill Young served with L Company in the 399th Division. As many of you know, our father was very active in the 100th Association since it began. He was currently serving as Treasurer, as he had for many years, and he was a Past President. In his retirement years he spent a great deal of time trying to track down fellow 100th Division Infantrymen to make them aware of the Association and to urge them to attend the reunions. This became a very enjoyable hobby for him. In the days before the Internet our father painstakingly searched for members using telephone books from around the country. He also contacted practically every newspaper in the country so they would print a notice to make 100th Infantrymen aware of the Association. In recent years our father continued his search using the Internet. The 100th Infantry Association was a large part of our father's life and meant a great deal to him. As the children of Bill Young, the 100th was also a large part of our lives...from childhood to our adult years. Including attending reunions, receiving tons of mail for the 100th, phone calls from potential new members and discussing the future reunion locations. Most of all we will remember the stories...tales of the "Big War" and of the strong friendships that he formed both during the war and the years after. Along with our mother, Anne Young, we would like to thank all of the 100th members for their kind expressions of sympathy. Sincerely, the children of William H. Young, Jr. Eugenie Young Gonzalez, Jonathan B. Young, Ruth Young Langrehr
Ruth Young Langrehr <RDZALang@aol.com>
- Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 20:15:50 (PST)


Howard Richman from the 397th Infantry Reg. Hdg. Co., 3rd Bn. Service Company - Ammunition Group . Retired and living in Brooklyn, NY. Still waiting for the return of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Howard Richman
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 09:35:43 (PST)


It is a wonderful service that we provide to allow people to make inquiries about loved ones. To expand the search, we encourage anyone to contact me with your name, address, phone number and as much detailed information as you have about your loved one. We will print your information request in our 100th Infantry Division Newsletter that is published quarterly and reaches over 3500 of our veterans. Many of our members do not have access to this medium and the printed word may help in your search.
Bob Tessmer <RTess32@msn.com>
Dearborn, MI US - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 13:12:59 (PST)


I am 14 years old. I have always been interested in United States history. My mother took me to see Saving Private Ryan over my christmas vacation and I now understand what you, the vets, had to go through. I would sincerely like to thank not just the 100th, but all men and women who served in the greatest war in human history. I know that you veterans don't favor being regarded as heroes, you were doing your job. The definition of hero is illustrious warrior, one regarded for acheivements. I think that all of your, on the home front, or on the front lines are the true definition of a hero. On behalf of my generation, even though many of them don't realize that they are grateful, I'd like to thank all of you whom have served, and all who have died. I would like for any of you to feel free to e-mail me, I enjoy hearing stories from the Greatest Generation. I respect all of you. I think that this is a wonderful website.
Josh James <gjames@infoave.net>
Holden Beach, NC USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 18:07:08 (PST)


I am 14 years old. I've been deeply interested in US history for as long as I can remember. Although I am no veteran of war, I would like to give thanks to not just the 100th, but everyone who served in the war. Although vets don't want to be called heroes, I think that they are the definition of the word. Great website!
Josh James <gjames@infoave.net>
NC USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 17:43:03 (PST)


This is an excellent web-site, of interest to us now and no doubt of more interest in the future as we grow older and less mobile and as more Centurymen learn of it. I hope some of the old friends of 100th DivArty will appear on it.
Philip F. (Phil) Searle <psirl@aol.com>
Naples, FL U.S.A. - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 17:50:52 (PST)


Really enjoyed your site, I have a vested interest as my Father, Donald Neil Felgar of Alliance. Ohio, served with the 100th in France and Germany. I don't know how long he served with the regiment and I'm interested in hearing from anyone who knew him. He passed away in February of 1997. Thank you all for your service and sacrifices for our country. You can contact me at markfelg@aol.com.
Mark H. Felgar <markfelg@aol.com>
Redondo Beach, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 20:58:21 (PST)


I was with "L" Co, 397th from its arrival at Fort Bragg until the Division was sent home in 1945. I was a 60mm Mortar Gunner in the Weapons Platoon. I would like to hear from anyone who shared our experiences. Great Web Page|
Robert Glesby <EXCF39A>
Monrovia, CA USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 23:49:08 (PST)


Very nice web site. Hope it generates a lot of communi- cation.
Henry V. McCorkle, H-397 <yptr61b@prodigy.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 07:11:47 (PST)


Would like to hear from other members of Cannon Co. 399th. I was a radio operator w/ F.O. of fire direction center from Vosge to Stuttgart.
Daniel M. Krajcik <akrajcik@eastonpd.com>
Raynham, MA USA - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 11:43:18 (PST)


B, 398th Inf. Div. Loved that beautiful BLUE patch, the 100th Inf. Div., Insignia. Being a computer nut and a web searcher, the set-up looks great, after I look at the complete site will give another appraisal!
Harold Weil <haveil@a0l.com>
Hartville, OH USA - Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 11:15:47 (PST)

My Grandpa was Dominic S. Cuccinello, 397th Co. E. He died almost 2 years ago. I know my brother and my mother have already signed this guestbook, but I'd love to hear from anyone who knew my Grandpa. Best of luck to all.
Lindsay Berra <boo-boo@email.unc.edu>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 09:15:26 (PST)


The Village of Bitche has it's own website. It is now in three languages. English, French & German. It can be reached at http:www.ville-bitche.fr Did you know they had golf and scenic views. If we had only known this in '44 we could of had a better time. Glenn, 399th
Dr. Glenn Vladimer <glennvlad@aol.com>
Boca Ratn, Fl USA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 08:46:29 (PST)


My brother 2nd Lt.John J.Lynch, Company B 398th Infantry Regt.was killed in action on Nov.19,1944 at La Trouche,France.I am interested in hearing from anyone who might have known him or served with him in the 100th division.
Joseph J. Lynch <crazy4@gateway.net>
new smyrna, Fl USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 13:51:24 (PST)


On behalf of my mother and the rest of the Sullivan family, I would like to thank all the members of the 100th Division, especially the men of I Company 397th Regiment, for their thoughts, prayers, and expression of condolence on Dad's (Joseph J. Sullivan) recent passing. We have been comforted by the many phone calls and heartfelt letters filled with photos, sincere thoughts, kind words, and rememebrances of true friendships. I know his death is also a loss for those friends. Dad was very proud of his service with the 100th division and fond of the men he served with. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I would also like to thank the creators and builders of this web site. You are not only building a comprehensive, first class site about the history and the men of the 100th Division, but you are providing a new way for old friends to reunite, and families to learn more about their loved ones. Dad was extremely interested in military history, particularly WWII. Besides raising eight kids, running the family business, and tending to his garden, he loved to read military histories - devouring every available book. Fortunately, Dad was able to attend a few of the reunions, correspond with a few buddies, retrace the unit's footsteps, and even find a few of his favorite foxholes in France and Germany. But I know that this site would have added to his knowledge, and that he would have enjoyed the site tremendously. Thank you. John Sullivan
John Sullivan <johnsullivan98@hotmail.com>
Stockton, NJ USA - Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 13:57:57 (PST)


greetings from a member of the anti-tank co. 116th. inf. div. d day partisapating landing on omaha beech could it be possiable that you may know someone from my company?sure is a long time ago well nice web site carry on
robert snyder <mrcms@ccomm.com>
Hazleton, pa USA - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 18:22:43 (PST)


I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS WEBSITE, IT'S GREAT REMEMBERING THE 44-45TH FIGHTING FOR MY GENERATION. THANK YOU TO THE CENTURYMEN... I AM KIMMEL JEAN-FRANCOIS, 26 YEARS OLD FROM BITCHE (FRANCE).
KIMMEL JEAN-FRANCOIS
BITCHE, FRANCE - Monday, December 28, 1998 at 06:00:50 (PST)


VERY NICE WEB SITE.THANK TO YOU THAT PUT IT TOGETHER.
ARGEL TALKINGTON <ARGEL25@aol.com>
ontario, ca. USA - Saturday, December 26, 1998 at 21:22:35 (PST)


It is with great regret that I announce the death of my father, Jerome R Singer. He served in the 399th. He had managed to attend only one reunion due to his illness but had always spoken about going again.
Philip Singer <attila@gator.net>
gainesville, fl USA - Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 03:32:53 (PST)


To the men of Company I, 397th Regiment, we were distressed to learn of the death of Joseph Sullivan on December 19th. Our sympathy goes out to his wife, Eileen and his family.
Bob Tessmer <RTess32@msn.com>
Dearborn, MI USA - Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 13:07:32 (PST)


John R. Holdren from the 397th Infantry Reg. Hdg. Co., 2nd Bn. Communications platoon - Wire section - Wireman & forward switchboard operator. Retired and living in Florida.
John R. Holdren <choldren@concentric.net>
Boca Raton, FL USA - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 15:02:13 (PST)


We are getting many requests for information via this Website. However, many of our combat veterans do not use this medium. To assist you in your search for information, we will publish your request in our 100th Infantry Division Association quarterly newsletter, if you send the request to me with your address and phone number. Please provide as much information as you can.
Robert Tessmer <RTess32@msn.com>
Dearborn, MI USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 12:39:51 (PST)


I've created a bulletin board or posting board for visitors interested in posting information, photos, inquiries, comments and so on, regarding the 100th Div during W.W.II. You can find it here: http://www.netwood.net/~majikul/ICo.htm My father, Lt William Edinson, served with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 397th Regiment. He's alive and well, lining in Florida. I have some decent photos which I posted and quite a few more to add. If I can offer any assistance to members of the 100th Div Assoc., or anyone outside the association with an inquiry or otherwise, please don't hesitate to email me. Thanx in advance!
Scott Edinson <majikul@netwood.net>
LA, CA USA - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 14:27:11 (PST)


Dear Sirs, Very interesting website! My father, Stephen A. Underwood, fought through the High Vosges with the 36th Infantry Division which was responsible for protecting v1 corps extreme right. He entered the Alsatian Plain around Selestat, France and was hit badly by mortars on Dec. 17th, 1944 while attacking the Colmar Pocket. He was transported to Mirecourt, France, 40 miles behind the lines at the 23rd General Hospital. Toward the end of December the Luftwaffe dropped 2 500 pound bombs and strafed the hospital. Only minutes before were the patients in the cafeteria where the bomb dropped. The hospital, formerly German, had 12 large Red Cross Signs painted on the top of it. I am interested of a picture of this hospital and the hospital ship USS Mariposa. I have the bombing article. He was so sick he couldn't even sit up to look at the Rock of Gibraltar as he sailed home. There was a dire nurse shortage in the ETO at this time also. I have a lot of info on the Colmar Pocket and the push through the Vosges. Just a few good books to get you started are When the Odds Were Even, by Keith Bonn. Lots of info on the 100th division here, The History of the French First Army, France Reborn, The Complete War Memoirs of Charles DeGaulle To Hell and Back, by Audie Murphy. Anyone interested in a much more thourough bibliography please contact Greg Underwood at GregColmar@hotmail.com Thanks.
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Des Moines, Ia USA - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 08:40:27 (PST)


God bless our veterans. I am an avid history buff, collector of WW2 memorabelia, and an associate member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB). I have studied military history since I was a kid. I am 33 yrs. old and have no military experience. I thoroughly enjoy talking to veterans and getting their priceless stories. Just like the Civil War reenactments that take place all over the country we also do WW2 reenactments. We have veterans come to these sometimes to see the legnth we go to to help preserve the memories of those who have gone before us. I collect U.S. dress uniforms (Ike jackets or 4 pocket garrison coats). It is my goal to get one from every division, corps, army, and air force that served in the war. That makes for about 150 in all but I already have 52 complete ( with with all the patches, ribbons,...). They're my pride and joy. Someday I will be able to open a small museum. I also have quite a bit of German stuff as well. God bless each and every veteran out there because if it wasn't for them we would not know the meaning of the word freedom. Andrew Doddington
Andrew Doddington <guns.corsets@cwix.com>
Randallstown, MD USA - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 20:18:45 (PST)


I AM INTERESTED IN TALKING TO ANYONE THAT KNEW MY GRANDFATHER CAPT. ROBERT F. BRIEL. HE SERVED WITH THE 399TH THIRD BATTALION. HE PASSED AWAY IN 1980 AND I NEVER REALLY HAD A CHANCE TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES HE HAD IN WWII. THIS IS A GREAT SITE AND I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU VETERANS HAVE DONE.
MARK D JOHNSTONE <MJOHNS5162@AOL.COM>
LIBERTY, NY USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 23:30:32 (PST)


Found your web-site this evening after spending the afternoon with my father who mentioned the 100th Inf., the 7th Army, the Rhine and Patton, Battle of the Bulge, and the Maginot Line. I am seeking info on any of these subjects. Thanks for your help.
Elizabeth Mauney <emauney@infoave.net>
Chester, SC USA - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 16:34:54 (PST)


Great website! I am another son of a 100th member, Joe Lydon, Co. B., 397th, 1st platoon. I have had the pleasure of attending the last two reunions and I cannot begin to explain the thrill of being in the company of all those HEROES. Thanks for all you did.
Steve Lydon <sjlydon@juno.com>
Aston, Pennsylvania USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 17:38:42 (PST)


You are to be commened on your web site, keep up the good work.I served with the division from Dec 1942 to Dec 1945in communications nd Bn 397 Inf. Im looking for some of my old buddies please contact me.Looking in particular for Ed Clark if any one knows his where abouts would appreciate hearing from you!!
Frank J Farrell <ffarrell@bellatlantic.net>
Dumont, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 22:20:58 (PST)


397th regiment Co H 1st Platoon. I served from May 31 1944 to 10th of January 1445.
John Comstock Jr. <comstock@indy.net>
Greenfield, IN USA - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 07:33:47 (PST)


I am looking for any information about my late grandfather, Milton B. Taylor. He was a sargent in Hq. Battery 375th F.A. Bn. durring W.W.II. Any information would be of great comfort to me and my family. Thanks for your help, Scott Adamson
Scott Adamson <msa768@netscape.net>
Memphis, TN USA - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 20:49:04 (PST)


congratulation on the website. a job wel done. i joined the 397th co.f at fort jackson as a combat medic and was with them untill i was wounded at rimling.i would like to hear from any old son of bitche or family member. doc.talkington /b>
argel talkington <argel25@earthlink.net>
ontario, ca USA - Saturday, November 21, 1998 at 19:15:01 (PST)


Dominic S. Cuccinello was my Father. After the war and hi rehab period he became a teacher and refeered basketball, football and coached baseball. Truely, nothing stopped him. As a child, I remember going to several 100th division reunions, one especially, in Atlantic City. Daddy was always very proud of his army career. At his funeral, although it took quite some doing, I had a bugler playing TAPS. I had to find one myself because the armed forces no longer do that -- W@hat a shame
Francine Cuccinello Berra <Francineb@agoron.com>
Newakr, NJ USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 10:56:14 (PST)


My Grandfather is Dominic Cuccinello(god rest his soul) of the 397th Co.E I know if he knew anything abut this web site he would be proud. Thank you
Larry Berra <lb297548@wcupa.edu>
USA - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 10:20:37 (PST)


397 th Reg. Hq. Co. Bn.
Bob Alcorn
USA - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 14:06:16 (PST)


Much effective work has gone into creating a website which is deserving of the awards it receives. As a member of G Co., 398th, I am appreciative of the extensive efforts you are putting into this website to help all of us with our memories. Ernie Frerichs, ernief@dorot.org
Ernie Frerichs <ERNIEF@dorot.org>
Providence, RI USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 06:07:54 (PST)


This is an excellent website! My father, PFC Jack Hackler, served with both A Co. & HQ Co, 1/399th Infantry, from deployment with the division from Fort Bragg, NC, through the end of the war. He has asked that anyone who served in these units please contact me and I will forward the info to him. And gentlemen, thank you for your service to our country! God bless you all!
Tim Hackler <timh@cwix.com>
Austin, TX USA - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 18:53:04 (PST)


It's a beautifull site to honour all the men who fought to free Europe.
Oosterbosch <geert.oosterbosch@planetinternet.be>
Maasmechelen, Belgium - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 15:33:52 (PST)


Patti & Keith, Do you know if there are archives of the Stars and Stripes printed in our area during the War and if access is available? I have searched some but have had no luck. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks, Jim.
Jim Hazen <jbhazen@vnet.net>
Statesville, NC USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 07:45:35 (PST)


It may be of interest of to those associated with the 100th Division that the City of Bitche has a web site. It's in French at this time but will have an English version soon. It's address is: http://www.ville-bitche.fr
Glenn Vladimer <glennvlad@aol.com>
Boca Raton, FL USA - Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 06:37:30 (PST)


To Keith/Patti, and the great grand old Sons of Bitche of the Century: We're certainly honored by this comprehensive encyclopedia of our outfit. I expect it will help re-unite many of us. It's been a great boost to our organization in this 51st year of the 100th Infantry Division Association. --Will be drafting a history of the beginning of it for possible inclusion on this site. --Roland Giduz, Ranking Private Second Class in the 100th Division, Association's Founder and FIrst President in 1947, and still Grand Exalted Biggest Son of Bitche
Roland Giduz <rgiduz@mindspring.com>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Friday, November 06, 1998 at 14:18:00 (PST)


I am not a member of the Divion. I am, however, on the Education Committee of the American ExPrisonerss of War and am looking for stories of pow's. Any stories received will be placed in the archives of the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville, Georgia
Don W. Jurgs <grumpngray@aol.com>
Burnsville, MN USA - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 14:57:33 (PST)


Looking for I Company 399th Infantry to contact me. Bruno Viani 71 kane Avenue Larchmont, New York 10538 914 834-0690 I can also receive correspondence via e-mail at my son-in-law's e-mail address: smsudak@aol.com Seeking information to locate Captain Alfred E. Olson of Company I - 399th Infantry. Kit and Patti: Great job! Will contact you soon to give you photos and info on 5th War Loan Drive in New York City, June 1944.
Bruno Viani <smsudak@aol.com>
Larchmont, NY USA - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 13:08:12 (PST)


This is my first visit to your web site and it is superb. It is great to see Infantrymen being recognized for their sacrifice, dedication, and commitment. We would love to be able to link the 100th Infantry Division to the Infantry Association site. We support the Chief of Infantry, Fort Benning, and are supporting all new Infantrymen entering the Army. Keep up the great work.
COL (Ret) Biff Hadden <bhadden@mindspring.com>
Columbus, GA USA - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 19:03:33 (PST)


My dad, Joseph H. Collie, past president, and I were looking @ web site , great site!! I'm very proud of my dad and his contribution to our country!
Charles H. Collie <Cdog33@aol.com>
Durham, , NC USA - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 09:35:42 (PST)


First visit to the site,and I am thrilled. My father was in the 397th REG. headquaters co. Would like to hear from anyone who served with him.
Len LaScala,jr. <fishinll@dreamscrape.com>
Utica, NY USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 18:34:31 (PST)


Like the new web site. Looks great. My father, Max A. White served with the Cannon Co., 398th Inf. Regt. He was wounded in action November 12, 1944. I would like to talk to anyone from a Cannon Company or anyone from the 398th that remembers that day.. David Max White e-mail Dmaxwhite@aol.com
David Max White <Dmaxwhite@aol.com>
Palmyra, VA USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 18:20:46 (PST)


I am very happy to have found this site. My father, Alfred J. Rizzo, was in Company K of the 398th. I just obtained a copy of the regimental history, which he will get for Christmas this year. Meanwhile, I'm reading it -- an amazing story!
Vincent Rizzo <vjrizzo@worldnet.att.net>
CT USA - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 06:14:08 (PST)


Congrats on a fine job on this web site. Keep up this great work.Iwas with the Div.from Fort Jackson 1942 until Dec 1945.In Hdqts co 2nd Bn 397 Inf.
Frank J Farrell <ffarrell@bellatlantic.net>
Dumont, nj USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 21:43:40 (PST)


I'm glad to sign on. My father-in-law was in Co. F of 398th. Would love to chat with anyone who knew George H. Adams.
Debbie Adams <dadams1@san.rr.com>
La Jolla, CA USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 18:37:07 (PST)


Great website,thanks.I'm trying to find information on the 325th combat engr btn.Trying to find info about my dads unit. all his records got destroyed.Anyone who served in this unit e-mail me please. Fyrplace@prodigy.net thanks
Wayne Chambers <FYRPLACE@prodigy.net>
USA - Saturday, October 24, 1998 at 21:52:49 (PDT)


I was a late comer to the 398th Regt. 2nd Battalion, Hq's Co. of the 100th Division. It was an Honor to have served with with a great bunch of men until my transfer to the 29th If. Regiment. A fine Web Page. Fred England
Fred England <frede@cconnect.net>
New Bern, NC USA - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 17:30:18 (PDT)


JUST DISCOVERED THIS FINE WEBSITE. A JOB WELL DONE. WILL BE LEAVING TOMORROW TO ATTEND OUR ANNUAL REUNION OF FOX CO., 398TH, BEING HELD THIS YEAR IN FT. MYERS, FL, 10/22-25 AT THE AMTEL MARINA HOTEL & SUITES. WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR FORMER FOX/398TH WW2 VETS WHO ARE NOT ON OUR MAILING LIST, SO GIVE US A SHOUT.
Allen H. Root <choochoo3@webtv.net>
YORK , PA USA - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 18:04:12 (PDT)


You have a very fine website. I have looking for a site like this for a long time.My uncle served with the 100th in WW2,and was in the 398th infantry,L Co.. He was killed in action 1945 in France. His name was Private Charles Borjon. Did anybody served in L Co. at that time? Wuold like to know in what battle he was killed in. Would like to hear from anybody that was there. Frank Borjon
Frank Borjon <papabo@webtv.net>
Porterville, ca USA - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 13:20:21 (PDT)


Truly wonderful site! I am interested in capturing the testimony of Americans who fought in the Maginot Line, which is the subject of my website. Please contact me if there is any interest.
Clayton Donnell <claytondonnell@sprintmail.com>
Boston, MA USA - Monday, October 19, 1998 at 21:08:21 (PDT)


This web site is great! I attended reunions with my parents, Jack and Marty Albaugh up through 1974 when I was 14. Printed some things out for my Dad. He loved it! Keep up the good work. Keep me posted on anything new. I would love to print it out for my Dad.
Cindy Albaugh <ca607882@aol.com>
Barnegat Light, NJ USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 18:42:47 (PDT)


Enjoyed perusing printouts on 100th. I was in Cannon Company 399th Regiment and am a "Son of Bitche".
Joseph Reynolds
Marietta, GA USA - Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 10:39:03 (PDT)


You have a very fine website. Good luck to all Century Division Vets. I am working on a website for the 96th Infantry Division. We fought a somewhat different kind of war in the Pacific, for example: Not one 96th Inf. Div, Deadeye became a POW Our Medics did not wear the Red Cross and carried M1's Our Chaplain enjoyed sniping at the Japs The Japs didn't surrender=they'd put a hand grenade to their chest Don Dencker Co. L, 382nd Infanrty Regiment, 96th Inf. Div. Leyte and Okinawa
;dizzydon@aol.com>
Sun Prairie, WI USA - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 19:07:17 (PDT)


Excellent site,it was an honor to pay a visit here and remember the man who gave all for us.
Drew <drooski27@jerseycape.com>
rio grande, nj USA - Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 21:10:12 (PDT)


Congratulations Kit and Patti on the great website. I was proud to accompany my father-in-law, Chaplin Bonner Teeter, to both the 50th and 51st reunions and meet so many fine men and their wives. This website will help them tell their story to their children, especially their grandchildren and their great grandchildren. You have honored them with this work.
Stan Rogers <scr714@aol.com>
Roswell, GA USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 18:44:17 (PDT)


The other website (for the training division) is how I first made contact with veterans who could help me find those who served in WW2 with my father, R. Emory Smith, Jr. ("Smitty"). Since then (Feb. 1998) I have made many connections through email and snail mail, and have also met several guys who did know my father (most of them at the reunion we just attended in Pittsburgh). Hooking up with the division has been a rewarding experience, not only for my own heritage but also to learn some history straight from the mouths of those involved. I have really enjoyed the interaction.
Marcia S. Davis <mootod@sprynet.com>
Holland, MI USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 18:36:10 (PDT)


This is an Excellent and well done Web Site. My Dad served in the 398th Med. Det. I have attended many reunions with him and have met some real special people. I have received some pretty exciting history lessons as well. Attending and meeting these great folks is a privilage, God Bless you all, and thank you for your sacrifice!
Thomas E. DeForge <deforge@mail1.nai.net>
Enfield, Ct USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 15:24:53 (PDT)


Thanks to Patti Bonn for alerting me to this first rate site. For a brief time in the Vosges Mountains (Nordwind) campaign the battalion I commanded, 3d BN 274th Inf Regt, was attached to the 100th Inf Division and I recall receiving tactical orders over the field phone from the G-3 of the Division. A bit short on information of the enemy - I wish someone had told me then what I now know about the major German offensive that we were about to encounter -- -- but we put ourselves in a defensive position and succeeded in intercepting enemy advancing forces and capturing prisoners in short order. Congratulations on a good job, well done, perpetuating the memory and traditions of a fine World War II fighting unit.
Karl S. Landstrom <Bompaw@aol.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 14:41:29 (PDT)


Thank you for this site! I am the son of a "son of a bitche" and now have a resource to learn about my Dad, 1Lt. Homer Johnson, Harlan County, Kentucky. Dad died in 1980. I know a few things about his activities from 1942-46, but with this great site I hope to discover more about Dad and the 100th Division. God Bless All of You! Sam
Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE <SamJohnson@BtuSales.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 14:30:00 (PDT)


Thank you for this site! I am the son of a "son of a bitche" and now have a resource to learn about my Dad, 1Lt. Homer Johnson, Harlan County, Kentucky. Dad died in 1980. I know a few things about his activities from from 1942-46, but with this great site I hope to discover more about Dad and the 100th Division. God Bless All of You! Sam
Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE <SamJohnson@BtuSales.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 14:27:44 (PDT)


On my last visit to your site I made an error in my email address. It is jbhazen@vnet.net. Will be glad to hear from anyone from "G" Company, 398th or any other friends. Regards!
Jim Hazen <jbhazen@vnet.net>
Statesville, NC USA - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 08:02:37 (PDT)


The web page is great. I had hoped to make Pittsburg but couldn't. I still have my first SOB card signed by Ronald issued in Raleigh, NC in 1947. Anyone from E company 397th --if so contact me so we can trade memories.
Glen E. Arndt <geabaa24@tir.com>
Burton, MI USA - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 17:41:07 (PDT)


THANK YOU!
Kevin Wood <gibigw@mosquitonet.com>
Fairbanks, AK USA - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 21:29:12 (PDT)



An absolutly fantastic site . Thank you for your e-mail. I am the son of a "son of a bitche" My dad John was n motar platoon,3rd squad,397th. any one who wishes to make contact can e-mail me at Fhagan1448@aol.com. and I will pass the information on to my father . BEST OF LUCK
Frank Hagan <Fhagan1448@aol.com>
Stafford, CT USA - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 10:36:30 (PDT)


What a wonderful set of Web pages! Thank you! My father, Edward Renehan, Sr., served with Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 399th Infantry from Fort Bragg through the end of the war in Europe. I'd be delighted to hear from any of his old colleagues who might have memories of him. Dad was a Technician Fifth Grade and a wireman, and for a time had a jeep assigned to him. He received the Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat at Raon-L'Etape. All best to you all from a proud son, --- Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
Edward J. Renehan, Jr. <ejren@ids.net>
North Kingstown, RI USA - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 10:29:19 (PDT)


Just found this site and think it's wonderful.
Glenn Vladimer <glennvlad@aol.com>
Boca Raton, Florida USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 16:49:42 (PDT)


This is my first visit to the site. Congratulations it is great! If there are any other members of "G" Company, 398th or other friends out there please contact me. We are sending out a newsletter to about 75 veterans on our mailing list. Thanks again.
Jim Hazen <jhazen@vnet.net>
Statesvlle, NC USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 08:37:08 (PDT)


I just discovered the 100th Division web site. It is very good. Congratulations to all who put it together. I would like to hear from any WEAPONS PLATOON members Company "C" 397th Infantry. I expect to attend the Pittsburgh reunion in Septembet 1998.
Frank G. Likly <franklikly@prodigy.net>
Shaker Heights, OH USA - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 07:48:58 (PDT)


Nice site folks. I will visit again and again. Thanks for keeping the memory of "us old soldiers" alive for a bit longer. S/Sgt. Ralph Shannon late of the combat eng. 6Th. Arm. Div.
Ralph Shannon <shan2@ix.netcom.com>
Madison, wi USA - Monday, August 24, 1998 at 13:32:25 (PDT)


I would like to congratulate you on a job well done. This is a good way to remember the men that fought for a free Europe. Best wishes from Holland.
Eric Heijink <e.heijink@student.utwente.nl>
Enschede, Holland - Monday, August 24, 1998 at 02:01:13 (PDT)


I have explored this informative website, in memory of my dear father, PHILIP SPERLING, a Staff Sergeant in the 325th Medical Battalion, 100th Infantry Division. PS would have been impressed and amazed with computer/online possibilities. I hope other baby bommers visit the site.
Amy R. Sperling <aria@worldnet.att.net>
New York, NY USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 20:08:28 (PDT)


Congratulation on the excellence job of building a web-site . 104th Inf. Div. 415th Inf. Anti-Tank Co.
Charles Norris <norris@ccia.com>
New Castle, PA USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 10:55:40 (PDT)


It's a pleasure for the 104th "Timberwolf" Infantry Division to be linked to the 100th Infantry Division's fine new website site and we welcome you to the cyber world.
Peter Branton <InfDiv104@aol.com>
Lookout mountain, Ga USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 19:39:06 (PDT)


You did an excellent job on the 100th Inf. Div. website; well thought out and easy to manoeuver within. Janicke - 106th ignal Co.
Jack M. Janicke <magres@webspan.net>
Butler, NJ USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 12:53:25 (PDT)


Excellent... I especially appreciate the information about research sources. I am a WWII history buff and the son of a 106th "Golden Lion" Division soldier who was in the Bulge. Thanks for all of your hard work!
Bill Bucher, Jr. <BUCHERB@cbiinternet.com>
Salisbury, NC USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 11:45:54 (PDT)


Great job and happy you have a link with the 36th Inf. Div. I was in the 36th from Feb.2, 1939 until wounded at Cassino Ital, Feb 12, 1944. At our Reunions the 100th is spoken with great respect and the Veteran 36th, 3rd and 45th were I know proud to serve along side of teh 100th. The 36th will have their reunion in Austin, TX 2nd thru the 6th Sept, 98. See http://www.kwanah.com/txmilmus/36division/archives/memorial/index.htm
Ray Wells <rwellsbob@aol.com>
Greeley, CO USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 04:23:55 (PDT)


Congratulations on a very fine website.
Peter Branton <InfDiv104@aol.com>
Lookout Mountain, GA USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 04:16:31 (PDT)


Outstanding Site! Congratulations to all involved in creating this site.
Steve Dixon <skdixon@mindspring.com>
Peachtree City, GA USA - Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 15:17:52 (PDT)


Great to find this site. I served in HQ Co., 3rd Battalion, 399th Regiment from Ft. Bragg, N.C. till end of war. Hope to contact anyone from HQ Co. or runners attached to it from line companies. Have photos to share.
Bob McCann <bob@mccannreporters.com>
Van Nuys, Ca USA - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 16:27:50 (PDT)


Excellent job. The website is a treasure for all of us to enjoy. From F.company, 398th Regt.members.
Charles R Johnson <crjohnsn@swbell.net>
Ft Worth, TX USA - Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 08:34:05 (PDT)


I see I am visitor No. 452, but I shall also be adding to that list from time to time from now on. Fascinating site, with much, much potential, and a great job so far. I was in G Company, 399th for a long, long time in 1944-45. We have a subscription list of about 80 for our Company newsletter. Get right on me if you want to be added for any reason - no charge!
Tom Bourne <tombourne@uno.com>
Woodstock, VT USA - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 05:23:10 (PDT)


Thanks for a job well done. This is better than going to all the books for information. An outstanding accomplishment thanks Doug K1UQJ MED.DET. 2ND BN. 398TH INF. douglas.smyth@snet.net
Douglas S Smyth <douglas.smyth@snet.net>
bridgewater , ct USA - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 19:06:06 (PDT)


Through the courtesy of a great friend was able to read and greatly enjoy all the efforts of those contributing to the 100th Div web page. Very interesting to an old Tech Sarge of Company G 399th. Thanks much Tommy
F. R. "Tommy" Tomlinson <ftomt@juno.com>
Richmond , CA USA - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 11:40:55 (PDT)


Nice looking site. Be sure to link back to our web site: 100th Division (IT) http://jvolstad.simplenet.com (soon to be www.100thdivit.com as I'm retiring next month after 26 years of service)
MSG James Volstad <jvolstad@mci2000.com>
Naperville, IL USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 19:16:48 (PDT)


My sincere thanks to Kit and Patti Bonn for an outstanding job of establishing this Website for our 100th Infantry Division Association. I'm sure we will be making much use of it in the future for disseminating information about our combat experiences, memorials, and activities of our Association. Good job, Well done!
Robert Tessmer <RTess32@msn.com>
Dearborn, MI USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 13:59:19 (PDT)


If a soldier is to take pride in the organiation to which he or she belongs it is imperative that the soldier knows something about the history and accomplishments of the organization Today's Century Division soldiers need what is provided here. Century Division leaders MUST have the information so we are keenly aware of the legacy we must continue.
Chuck Simmons <chuck_simmons@wrsmtp-ccmail.army.mil>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 10:39:58 (PDT)


Thank you for a job well done. I will be moving to North Carolina in the fall and may have a new e-mail address at that time. You can contact me after Nov. 1st at: 216 Indian Paint Brush Drive, Mooresville, N.C. 28115 Anyone passing that way please give me a call. 73 Richard W. aka KD4OPG
Richard A. Welke <rawelke@gte.net>
Palm Harbor, FL USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 09:32:58 (PDT)


What a great addition to the web. I'm sure you Century men are as proud of the site as you are of your division and its accomplishments. We're pleased to have this addition to the lore of the Vosges Campaign. Your brothers-in-arms in the 70th ID welcome you. Thanks Kit & Patti. Jim Hanson Company L, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th ID (Trailblazers)
Jim Hanson <jim_hanson@macs.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 17:29:48 (PDT)


A great start...well done Kit. We have added a hot link to the 100th Inf Div web page to our web page.
MG Bill Barron, CG, 100th DIV(IT) <barronwe@USARC-emh2.army.mil>
Louisville, Kentucky USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 13:18:05 (PDT)


TRAINED AND FOUGHT WITH C-COMPANY,397th ALL THE WAY.ANY OF MY OLD BUDDIES PLEASE E-MAIL ME.
FRANKLYN D. LONG <fdlong@HGO.net>
SHADYSIDE, OH USA - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 07:21:48 (PDT)


I am the nephew of T/Sgt Joseph P Kielbowicz. He was awarded the Silver Star for action in Heilbronn. He was KIA the same day - 11Apr45. Anybody remember him? As an Army veteran myself, (62-65) I feel honored to speak with members of the Century Div.
Kielbowicz,thomas <Kielbowicz@aol.com>
portland, or USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 21:48:22 (PDT)


Kit, You have provided a website that we can be proud of. We appreciate your efforts and devotion.
Hank Williams <hbw2@rocsoft.net>
Lugoff, SC USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 12:05:18 (PDT)


What a great thing you've done! Your Website is a treasure for all of us and a great way to keep in touch. Many thanks. Stan Posess
r& s posess <rposess@worldnet.att.net>
Whitestone, NY USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 06:43:30 (PDT)


Mr. Anderson (now I understand where the name for the earlier experimental web page comes from), Col. Bonn, and Patti, This page is one that I, personally, and as a former member of the 100th Division -1944/45, have waited for for some time and am glad and thankful that you folks have undertaken the job on our behalf. It is beautifully done and I will be back often on visits. Again, my sincere thanks and congratulations. Lewis Emerson, Hq. Co. 2 Bn, 397th Inf. Reg.
Lewsi C. Emerson <lemerson@juno.com>
Oak Ridge, TN USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 06:11:49 (PDT)


This site is a labor in Love
Jim Anderson <jmanders@xtdl.com>
Milford, NH USA - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 21:56:07 (PDT)



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