100th Guestbook


im really impressed w/ the web site i m interested in any info on a andrew (bill) carpenter who was with 399th from about sept 44 til end of war /ended up in schweinfurt i think if you knew him hes still alive and in meridian ms
joe marcure <tjlam3m@yahoo.com>
newbern, nc - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 15:42:04 (PST)


Hi fellas, I'm a friend one of your fellow veterans, and was wondering if anybody might know him, or is a past budy of his, here is all I know. Donald Margraf,100inf div, 100recon platoon, wounded two times and POW once, thanks fellas, he'd be delighted know if any of his old buddies are still out there. Dan
Dan <Rebel13dc@aol.com>
Logansport, IN USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 20:04:13 (PST)


This is a very impressive source of imformation.I have been researching it for myself and my sons who never had the opportunity to meet their grandfather who served as a doctor in 325th Medical Batallian(1944-47) (part of a Collecting Company.)My parents were married before he enlisted and so my mother still has several postcards and a box full of pictures he had developed in Germany while he was there with the occupation army -some names of people are written on the back- it has been a wonderful experience discovering this website
Andrea Pulido <situ48@cs.com>
Fillmore, CA USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 14:51:38 (PST)


I am looking for stories, memories, or information about Company C of the 325th Engineers. I'm writing about my late father, Capt. Gordon Morse, but also I want to write about the experience of the company, the combat engineers in general, and construction experiences before and after the war. I'd also like to record what I can for the Smithsonian project (oral history of WWII). I want to preserve all I can (as do so many of us), so even if it seems marginal or a memory of a story once told, I'd love to hear it.
Patricia Morse <pmorse@press.uchicago.edu>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 13:58:54 (PST)


My Dad, Joe Greaney, of Boston, was in the 100th, but I have not been able to determine what unit. I am trying to research his war history, any info. would be much appreciated.
Joe Greaney <jgreaney@erols.com>
Darnestown, MD 20874 - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 07:52:39 (PST)


Checking for a friend. This is a well designed and very informative site. Have printed out almost 100 pages of info for my friend. One of the best WWII sites on the web. I AM A BIT PREJUDICED - I am a member of the 303rd Bomb Group (H) Association.------ 444th Sub Depot - Supply Sgt. Thank You for a very profitable search.
Maurice J. Paulk <mjpmtman@kdsi.net>
Wood River, NE USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 18:41:34 (PST)


Thank you!
Mike T <miketranch@mediaone.net>
Nashua, NH USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 18:00:50 (PST)


EXCELLENT WEB SITE. I LOST MY BOOK OF "THE STORY OF THE CENTURY" YEARS AGO IN A FLOOD. GREAT TO HAVE THIS SOURCE OF THE "CENTURY"
WILLIAM RICE <WMRICE399F@AOL.COM>
- Friday, November 23, 2001 at 11:31:56 (PST)


We invite any of the SOBs and their families to join us in DeLand, Florida from 2 May to 5 May for our 21st annual Florida Chapter spring reunion. For more information e-mail me at fishpaw@iag.net
Eli Fishpaw <fishpaw@iag.net>
DeLand, FL USA - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 05:46:20 (PST)


I remember seeing the family name at Ft. Benning in 1968 while in jump school. I don't think that General Burress is a relative as my family was from Missouri. I have often wondered if this could be a person form some other branch of the family.
Phillip H. Burress <burress@olynet.com>
Montesano, WA USofA - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 21:57:11 (PST)


I remember seeing the family name at Ft. Benning in 1968 while in jump school. I don't think that General Burress is a relative as my family was from Missouri.
Phillip H. Burress <burress@olynet.com>
Montesano, WA USofA - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 21:49:25 (PST)


My Dad was with the 100th, he past away about 7 years ago. If anyone remembers him I would be happy to e-mail you. His name was Mario R. Carbone from Belmont Mass. He was a medical Tech. If anyone remembers him any stories would be of great importance to our family. Thanks to all you guys!
Marc R Carbone <carborfi@aol.com>
Franklin, MA - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 13:13:37 (PST)


MY FATHER PFC JAMES W. BLACK SERVED WITH THE 399TH FROM SEPT.44 UNTILL JAN.2,45.WE RECIEVED A TELEGRAM MIA AS OF JAN.2,1945.WE HAVE NO KNOWN INFO OF EVENTS ON,OR ABOUT THE DAY OF JAN.2 AND REMAINS NEVER FOUND.IF ANY INFO COULD BE FORWARDED ABOUT BLACKIE IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.YOU WHERE THE BEST.GOD SPEED.........JIM BLACK
JAMES BLACK <blackjw@aol.com>
EASTON, PA. USA - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 17:15:12 (PST)


This site is wonderful. My Dad, Don Ellinwood was in the 1st Batt., Headquarters Co., 397th. If there is anyone who knew him or served in that unit I would love to hear from you. Dad died in Feb., 2000 and is greatly missed. I am putting together stories for my two sons and would love to fill in more details about his time in service. God bless you all, for the freedom we enjoy!
Cindy Steltz <CinStEltz@aol.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 18:06:44 (PST)


My uncle THURMAN LEO MORRIS from Anadarko, Oklahoma served in WWII Europe as a private in the U.S. Army. I am trying to find out what Division, Company, Regiment, Unit that he served in and what his role was. He was born October 18, 1918 and died in 1975. He was tall, slender with dark eyes and hair and soft spoken. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.
Larry G. Weber <lgweber@thegrid.net>
Hollister , CA USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 09:49:58 (PST)


Wonderful site. I appreciate all that our veterans have done.
Larry G. Weber <lgweber@thegrid.net>
Hollister, CA USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 09:43:30 (PST)


My grandfather was Earl A. Lambert. He was from Morganton, NC. I think he was in the 397th Infantry Reg. (Company A). I have been told only a few things about his experiences. I would love to know more, but unfortunately he died in Nov. of 1994. If anyone knew him or served with him I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.
Scott Lambert <slambert@vistatech.net>
Valdese, NC USA - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 17:28:17 (PST)


My father was the late Herman (Zeke) Zederbaum . My father died in June of 1975 and was part of the 100th Infantry Company C 325th Engineer Battalion. My father served from November 1942 through January 1946. If any one had served with him, I would love to hear from You. Thank You and God Bless you all. Scott B. Zederbaum
Scott B. Zederbaum <scott.b.zederbaum@tek.com>
Edison, NJ USA - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 10:50:37 (PST)


Seeking information on Edward S. Johnson, F Co., 397th Inf, kia Dec. 25, 1944. His nickname was "Buddy." Reply to mjohnsonsr@erols.com.
Charles M. Johnson <mjohnsonsr@erols.com>
Annapolis, MD USA - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 18:56:16 (PST)


I have a picture taken in May of 1944showing 10 officers of the 100th inf.Div.Would you want me to sent it to you? and to what address could I e-mail it? that is if you are interested. Jim Bishop
Jim Bishop (Biskup ) <csujab@aol.com>
Greensburg, PA U.S.A. - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 01:22:23 (PST)


My Daddy was Jay Wyatt who was truly honored to serve as a "Son of Bitche". I am so proud to be a daughter of the 100th Division.
Jane Beard <westmark@bnin.net>
Wakarua, IN USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 06:04:29 (PDT)


Looking for Sgt.Joseph A. King, Last seen was January 9. 1945 in Rimling France, he was my squad leader. I was with the 100th Inf,2nd Battalion, 397th. Regiment. I was wounded & captured in Rimling, have not heard from any of my squad since. also looking for Lewey L.Caylor,Mearl Mckee or Nash McKee or any member of Sgt. King squad. Also looking for any one from the 832nd AAA Co A. was stationed at Camp Haan, out of Riverside, Ca. 1943-44. Please contact Ralph C. Noll. rcnoll@ix.netcom.com. Thank You
Ralph C. Noll <rcnoll@ix.netcom.com>
Ventura, CA USAAny one - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 16:11:15 (PDT)


> My name is Dennis Higgins. My dad is Rolland L.Higgins from Elyria, Ohio. He was in the 100th Division 397 Inf., Company F. Dad is also a card carrying SOB Sons of Bitche. He was captured on the 9th of January 44 in the town of Rimling, France. Dad is alive and well. He is 83 . Thank You Dad for my Freedom! Thanks also to those who served with you and especially to those who never came back! If anyone can give me more information on his outfit and their actions I would appreciate it very much ! Hello! to Ralph Noll, I saw in your entry that you were wounded and captured in Rimling Fr. the same night my dad was! My Hat Is Off To All Of You!
Dennis R. Higgins <dhiggins @ cpiwooster.com>
wooster, oh USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 08:25:42 (PDT)


My grandfather was PFC Ralph N. Gulley. He served in Company G, 398th Infantry Regiment. He died of lung cancer before I was born. I would cherish any anecdotal information that anyone may have of him.
John Gulley <jgulley31@hotmail.com>
Benton, IL USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 07:28:09 (PDT)


Frank Reed is looking for anyone who knew his grandfather, Frank Ianuzeli, who was in the 399th 1st Bn. HQ Co. when he was killed in Jan. 45. Frnak Reed 9640 NW 52nd place, Coral Springs FL 33076 email FREED15@YAHOO.COM I sent Reed a copy of the two pages that list his Grandpa in The Story of the Century. Frank Hancock 399/M
FRANK HANCOCK <F2HANCOCK@AOL.COM>
MADISON, AL USA - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 15:13:49 (PDT)


It was a pleasure to meet your group in chatt. the weekend of oct.12,01. We met at the Big River Grille and my wife and i enjoyed your company and conversation very much. Thanks again for everything you did for us in your youth.Bill
Bill Kisling <billk@mindspring.com>
Chattanooga, Tn U.S.A. - Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 13:28:18 (PDT)


Hello - Thank you for this wonderful site. My grandfather was Frank Ianuzelli of the 399th. He was killed in action in January of 1945 when my mother had just turned two years old. He was taken from her as well as from me (I was named after him). I am looking for anyone who knew him that is willing to share any information they may have. I am simply trying to put together a piece of my heritage that I am very proud of and need help from those who knew him. Thank you for your help and for your efforts and sacrifices during the war. I am forever indebted. Sincerely, Frank Reed, Coral Springs, FL freed15@yahoo.com 954.255.1625
Frank Reed <freed15@yahoo.com>
Coral Springs, FL USA - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 14:13:59 (PDT)


Quite an interesting and informative site. As a retired Navyman (one of three brothers retired Navy) and the son and nephew of two Army officers who served in WW2 (both Armor), I have always had a special interest in military history. Your site answered many questions.
Walter H. Cobb, RP2, USN [Retired] <rp2whc@yahoo.com>
Newbury, VT US - Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 17:37:05 (PDT)


A wonderful site!
Shell Beach, CA - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 15:21:07 (PDT)


My father, Morris Silberberg,374th Field Artillery, Battery B, now resides in a long term care facility in CT. He is seeking information on Mel Horn, 374th, Headquarters Batt., last known residence in California. Any info greatly appreciated. Please contact me, Deborah Stein, at deb42952@aol.com or (860)659-1228. Thanks much.
Deborah Stein <deb42952@aol.com>
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 07:00:32 (PDT)


My father, Joe Leahy, was in the 373rd/Company C. He'd love to make contact with anyone he knew back then. I love this site---Dad has really enjoyed it too.
Marilyn Leahy <marleagag@aol.com>
Dana Point, CA usa - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 16:58:35 (PDT)


My dad is Vincent Fauci, PFC, Company B, 398th, 100th div. wounded Jan 1945 in France, originally from NY, NY. Thanks for the website, it certainly fills in a lot of information gaps. May this generation face its enemy, terrorists, with as much courage and resolve as you did yours.
Kathy Park <kepark@dca.net>
Phoenixville, PA USA - Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 21:40:41 (PDT)


My father, George C. Delmer served in the 100th ID during WWII. I don't know which regiment he served with, but am pretty certain he was a machine gunner in a heavy weapons platoon or company. I believe he used a water-cooled MG. My father never would speak much, if at all, about his experiences in combat. He passed away of natural causes in 1974. If possible, I would like to learn which regiment he served with.
William George Delmer <curlybill@home.com>
McKeesport, PA USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 14:45:18 (PDT)


Hi, I am impressed by the large amount of data on this great site. Continue the good work, Piet Duits
Piet Duits <s.p.duits@okem.nl>
Oudenbosch, The Netherlands - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 02:43:39 (PDT)


HI
KIM AMERSON <KIMBRLEIGH05@AOL.COM>
ATHENS, AL US - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 07:19:27 (PDT)


Hi, First of all, this is besides the great information about the division itself a true goldmine for all the T/O's listed. Secondly, unfortunately the startpage is hacked, and I would like to come in contact with the webmaster to ask some things. Best regards, Piet Duits
Piet Duits <s.p.duits@okem.nl>
Oudenbosch, Netherlands - Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 03:35:24 (PDT)


Still seeking contact with former 397th D Company squad members Arthur Clifton,Bill Komar,Paul Petro,Anthony Daveta and any former team mates of the regimental football team, Foxhole Fireballs. If no email access available, write me or call me at 37 Village Green Circle, Savannah, GA 31411 Phone No. 912-598-4930. Anxious to hear from any or all of you. Sal Miceli
Sal Miceli <eleuthera@webtv.net>
Savannah, Ga. U.S.A.. - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 08:04:22 (PDT)


I am trying to contact someone who served with my husband SSgt Raymond R. Arroyo in Europe during the winter of 1944. He was in the 398th bat, Co. K. I am putting a journal together for his 3 year old grandson who will never know him personally.
Edna Arroyo <EtaEdna@cs.com>
Tucson , Arizona Pima - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 16:34:38 (PDT)


I served in F Company 398th from November 12th /44 until February 6th/45 and can only make my mark in that I was the first man in the division or 7th Army for that matter to reach the Maginot Line-I happen to be first scout on that particular day which was December 12th or 13th/44.No one has disputed it from my buddies. I am off tomorrow for Tampa to attend our reunion. Looking forward to it with pride and passion. Its always a moving experience.
RICHARD E. REBOLLEDO <INFO@BLUEMARINEONLINE.COM>
NEW YORK, N.Y U.S.A. - Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 07:35:01 (PDT)


Thank you for the information great page.
John Pintabona <jop@icenet.com.au>
Perth, Western Australi Australia - Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 06:42:14 (PDT)


I was a member of the 800th Ord. co. 100th division. I would like to hear from anyone who served in the 800th Ord. co. My email is: trmptman@aol.com. T/4 Jack Deibler
Jack Deibler <trmptman@aol.com>
Holly Hill, Fl USA - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 11:05:07 (PDT)


I am interested in hearing from anyone from the 800th Ordnance Co.
Jack E Deibler <trmptman@aol.com>
Holly Hill, Fl USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 16:17:34 (PDT)


My wife and I leave this week for Tampa, Florida, for the 100th Division annual reunion. We expect to see many comrads from 397/C. I have with the aid of my computer located several men from my weapons platoon who will attend. Many are unaccounted for. Does any one know the whereabouts of John P. Wheeler, Everett N. Browning, Thomas J. Fitzgibbons?
Frank G. Likly <franklikly@prodigy.net>
Shaker Heights, oh usa - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 09:16:45 (PDT)


Hello to old buddies
Carl R. Aschoff, MD (Capt. MAC) <curlytopsy@webtv.net>
Cedar Rapids, IA USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 08:53:33 (PDT)


I am the widow of SSgt. Raymond R. Arroyo Co. K 398th Inf. and I am in the process of putting a journal together of Ray's experiences for his 3 year old grandson who will never know his grandfather. Ray entered the Army Dec. 8th,1942 and was dischargwd Nov. 10th, 1945.
Edna Arroyo < EtaEdna@cs.com>
Tucson , Az. USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 09:29:52 (PDT)


I am the son of Elmer J. Ciampichini, who was with I Company of the 399th. I believe he was also part of the ASTP program prior to that. My father passed away on September 21, 2000. I would be very interested in hearing from any fellow "Greyhounds" or ASTPs who served with my father during WWII.
Stephen Ciampichini <ciampich@erols.com>
Germantown, MD - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 15:18:49 (PDT)


I am interested in learning about Sgt. Walter C Roberts, of the 397th, KIA Nov. 18, 1944. It appears he received the Silver Star around the time of his death. It looks like he was origianlly listed as MIA. I live near a memorial to him and would be interested in learning more about him. Any info would be appreciated. Nice site!
J. Furlong <jbfurlong@msn.com>
MA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 19:26:14 (PDT)


Would appreciate information on members of Co. D 398th Infantry Div.From Capt. Doris B Odell on down thru the ranks Especially Stanley Tarka and Joe Incantasiato (spelling may be wrong)
Louis Kleiman <lureg4@yahoo.com>
West Palm Beach, Fl 33417 U.S.A. - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 11:49:54 (PDT)


I am the daughter of Bertram C. Lathrop (known as Clyde Lathrop) who served with the 100th, 399th Infantry, Company L.
Gail Allinson <gail@gailla.com>
Grass Valley, CA USA - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 09:13:53 (PDT)


Nice site...
<fnbpsjd@trust-me.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 16:38:59 (PDT)


Greetings. I am the son of Lt. Col. George F. Spiegel, 2nd Bn. CO, 399th. Like so many other veterans, Dad talked little of WWII. And like so many other sons and daughters of veterans, I did not become interested in what my father did until the "primary source" of information was gone. Dad died in 1995. In my search for information the WWW, the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) web site, and the 100th Division web site have been invaluable. I would like to share what I have learned over the past several years. Dad was commissioned in 1937 and served with the 8th Division and then the 80th Division before a two-month stint as an Air Corps cadet in 1939. From 1942-43 he was a Company, then a Bn Cmdr at the Tank Destroyer Replacement Center at Camp Hood, TX. He joined the 100th as a Bn Cmdr in June of 1944. In July of '45 he was transferred to the 63rd Division as the Regt Cmdr of the 253rd Regt. Back in the U.S. he served as a G1 with the 2nd Army HQ before being transferred to MacArthur's GHQ Far East Command in Tokyo, Japan where he served as a G2 in CID. In 1952 he was assigned the Infantry ROTC at the University of Illinois where he served until 1957. That year he was assigned as a KMAG Senior Advisor in Korea. He finished his career as a 5th Army Advisor to the Illinois National Guard. He then taught for many years in a grade school in Champaign, Illinois. I have a video tape that he narrated some years ago about some of his experiences in France and Germany. In it he speaks highly of his radioman, Bob Corley, his driver Cpl. Cole, Capt. Smith (Co E), Capt. Heuberger (Co G), Lt. Morgan, Maj. Ong, Sgt. Lavin, and his 925th FA liaison, Capt. Eddy. I would greatly appreciate any information anyone would like to share. Dr. George F. Spiegel, Jr. spiegelg@mpcca.cc.ne.us
George F. Spiegel, Jr. <spiegelg@mpcca.cc.ne.us>
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 08:45:14 (PDT)


Hello. My name is Michael Marks and I am looking for anyone who served with my uncle Irv Brint. In particular, I am looking for someone who may have witnessed the events when he took a shrapnel wound to his arm. This was a relatively minor wound and not wanting his parents (my grandparents) to know he was not in the back lines as he had told them, was not submitted for the purple heart. I would like to have Irv receive his purple heart at long last. I have very few details except that it was in Germany during the rat race to Berlin. I have not mentioned this to Uncle Irv as I would love to surprise him. Anyone who may know of these events please contact me. I can be reached at the above email address or most days at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital 910-450-3121 or nights at 252-354-6666. Thank you. Michael Marks
Michael Marks, FNP <mbmarks@coastalnet.com>
Emeral Isle, nc - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 07:23:07 (PDT)


Co.H 398 Inf Div., Fort Bragg and Europe
Edward W. Morgan <EDWM1948@aol.com>
Columbus , OH US - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 18:48:07 (PDT)


I visited the town of Bitche in France, and I wanted to let the "Old Soldiers" know that those people did not, nor will they forget.My father was attached to the 100th during WWII and was one of the soldiers that helped to liberate that town. They had a beautful memorial in several places for the soldiers and treated me "an Old Soldier's daughter" with great respect...
Leah Holloway <leah.holloway@hq.1id.army.mil>
Germany - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 07:52:33 (PDT)


I feel honored to sign this guest-book.Good Luck God Bless You All. WW2-Vet-87th-"Golden Acorn' Infantry Division
Jim Hennessey <ND-JimHennessey@webtv.net>
Bayonne, N.J U.S.A. - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 19:16:04 (PDT)


Thanks to all of you for the sacrifices and devotion you gave our great country. My father, James Dark Thompson was in WW II, 397th Inf. Reg., 100 Div., 3rd Batt., HQ Co. He is deceased now, but I am interested in speaking to his war buddies. He spoke fondly of some people named "Red", "Lefty", "Joe" and George Matronas. Did you know my father or any of these men. Please email me at sunquested@aol.com Also, I have a website that you might can help me identify the men in the photos at http://hometown.aol.com/sunquested/JamesDarkThompson.html
Cynthia Lee <sunquested@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 21:12:37 (PDT)


S/SGT 397th Regt.
Philip C. Ellsworth <cedarell@aol.com>
Cedaredge, CO USA - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 07:15:42 (PDT)


My father, Ivan Emil Ogan, served in the 100th. Except for the time he served in the army, he lived his entire life in Akron, Ohio. He passed away in 1994, and was buried with military honors in his home town. My mother, my husband, and I are in search of any records or documents or personal remembrances of Ivan in the 100th. He, like so many others of his generation, talked little of his experiences after he came home and we really don't know where to start. Because of a few things he let slip over the years, we think he may have been captured and imprisoned for a short period of time before the war's end. If anybody remembers him and anything that happened to him, please be so kind as to let this family know. All returns will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Barbara Ogan-Wharton
Barbara Ogan-Wharton <sunnyrvr@aol.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 21:20:27 (PDT)


I enjoy returning to this web site, each time I come it seems to get better. Thanks for all you put into it.I was with the 100th since it was activated in Fort Jackson 1942 and I remained with the Division until they departed for home in Dec. 1945. I was in the Hdqts Co 2nd Bn 397 Inf.in the communications platoon. I am searching for a couple of my friends does anyone know the where abouts of Ed Clark or Arthur Davis ,I would like to get in touchwith them, please contact me
Francis J Farrell <frank.j.farrell@worldnet.att.net>
Dumont, NJ USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 21:14:07 (PDT)


My father, James Earl Gates, of Eclectic, Alabama, served in the Seventh Army, E Co, 2nd Bn, 399th Infantry Regt, 100th Div, VI Corps. On June 9th 1945, he received a Bronze Star from General Andrew Tyschen, Asst C.G. 100th Division. I have that photo, obtained during a Gates family reunion in Alabama on July 22nd - last week-end. Do you have any other information on my father? This is a GREAT - MAGNIFICENT Website! Thank you very much. damon e gates
Damon E. Gates <DGates2036@aol.com>
Fairfax, VA USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 12:51:31 (PDT)


My late husband, James Edward Snyder dogtag #33893790, served in the 100th Infantry during WWII. He died February 13, 2000, in Springfield, Ohio. I am sorry to say that I did not write down the Company, Unit, Battalion, Regiment, or Division he was in or any of the stories he told me about his experiences during the war in Germany. I remember his mentioning the names of towns such as Heilbronn and Bitche. Now that it is too late, I am trying to piece this together. Any information anyone could give me would be highly appreciated. I know there must be a way to find the Unit, etc., I just don't know how to go about it.
Dorothy Snyder <dotcom@eudoramail.com>
Springfield, OH US - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 06:57:48 (PDT)


Hi, I love your website. My father was James Dark Thompson who served in WW ll, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Division, 3rd Battalion, HQ Company, Technician 4th Grade. He arrived in Europe in November 1944 and spent time in Germany, France, and Italy. He received a Silver Star Medal in the Battle of Heilbronn, Germany. I would like to learn more about him and the men and women who served with him. Thank you all for our devotion and sacrifice for our great country. My email address is sunquested@aol.com This website about my father has some pictures of others in his unit which you may identify, particularly some men he called "Lefty" and "Red". http://hometown.aol.com/sunquested/JamesDarkThompson.html Also, this website has a poem my father wrote about World War ll, please visit http://hometown.aol.com/sunquested/JDT.html Thank you.
Cynthia Thompson Lee <sunquested@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 18:10:16 (PDT)


Dear mister Tessmer, Great website. It is nice to see that more and more American units have their own website. I noticed your conclusion that the destroyed StuG was probabely a victim of fighter-bombers (JaBo's). I'd like to note that the roof was blown out whenever the ammo storage was detonated by a hit. This could obviously happen in case of an air-attack, but it was also very easy to "blow the roof out" when a tank or AT-tank gun hit the ammo storage. Just my 2 cents. Regards, Timo
Timo Worst <timowr@cs.com>
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 03:50:26 (PDT)


My grandfather, Edgar J. Lewis, served with Company E, 397th Infantry at Fort Jackson, and completed Ranger Training while assigned to that unit. In late 1943, he was reassigned to the 180th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division, and served in combat in Italy with them. I would very much appreciate if anyone with information about his service in the 100th or his Ranger training would contact me at eric_j_lewis@hotmail.com. I'm particularly interested in learning about the Century Ranger Proficiency training he completed
Eric Lewis <eric_j_lewis@hotmail.com>
Shepherdstown, WV USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 10:43:35 (PDT)


My Dad, Ivan Ogan, fought with the 100th. He was very proud of his service to country. Although he is now deceased, I still wish to learn more about his involvement. Thanks for providing the history of the 100th!
Barbara Ogan <sunnyrvr@aol.com>
Little Rock, AR - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 19:35:26 (PDT)


I learned yesterday that one of my business acquantances is a 100th veteran, so I searched last night and found your well done website. Thanks to all veterans for their part in winning World War Two. You are invited to visit our "Fighting Fifteenth" website at www.landscaper.net Welcome Home!
15th webmaster
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 04:12:18 (PDT)


I am so grateful to my Father-Tony Capone (CAPPY) and all of the brave men who fought with him in the war. He has never spoken to us about it and avoids the subject when asked over the years. The memories are all too painful for many of the soldiers who returned. If anyone fought with him and can share a story, please E-mail me. Thank-you again for your courage, love of country and this wonderful website!
Pamela Capone <CaponeyP53@aol.com>
Brick, NJ Ocean - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 00:16:11 (PDT)


I was with the 1st Platoon, Co. B 397th Infantry. I joined them at Ft. Bragg in Sept.1944, and was with them in combat until March 1945.My best wishes to those who remember those days and nights outside of Bitche in the cold, wet and bleak days of that winter.As the song goes, "the days dwindle down to a precious few........"
Lloyd Marks <tandlmarks@earthlink.net>
Manchester, NJ USA - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 07:56:56 (PDT)


I have posted some pictures of my father, his friends and his units on the web. He served with the 36th, 87th and 100th Divisions, and was seperated in 1946 with the 925th Field Artillery Battalion. Check out the site and see if you or someone you know are in the pictures. If so, leave a message in the guest book. Thanks. www.William-Rudolph-Evans.cityslide.com
Joel Evans <ussc8bn@hotmail.com>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 08:30:05 (PDT)


Pictures Online of Field Artillery unit. Check them out and see if you know someone. Let me know. http://www.william-rudolph-evans.cityslide.com/
Joel S. Evans <ussc8bn@hotmail.com>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 19:20:29 (PDT)


I AM LOOKING FOR SOME ONE WHO SERVED WITH THE 398TH INFANTRY, COMPANY G DURING WORLD WAR II. IF ANYONE KNOWS LEROY HARRIS, TEC 5, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT HARRISJL@FMTC.NET. THANKS FOR READING THIS.
JOHNNY HARRIS <harrisjl@fmtc.net>
Fort Mill, SC USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 15:05:13 (PDT)


My Father Gerhard Carlson (AKA Shine) served with L company 3rd Battalion, 399th Reg. 100th Inf. Div. I have enjoyed your WEB site. The pain staking effort to put it all togeather was a labor of Love!! I called my Father, and told him I was retraceing his steps from France into Germany, and the hard fought battles! I would love to here from someone who served with him. As I am sure he would also.
John S.Carlson <JCarl281A@aol.com>
Billerica, MA USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 20:17:05 (PDT)


My cousin James (Marsh) Farrell was with Co. A 398th, he was one of four riflemen that escaped capture of his Co. I'd like to talk to anyone that was there and remembers. Marsh, to this day dosen't want to talk about the war. He says he can finally sleep nights and wants to keep it that way. But I want to know what he went through. John Emerson..
J.D.Emerson <emerson1248@hotmail.com>
Hopkins, MN. U.S. - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 09:07:26 (PDT)


Looking for any one who served with Leroy Harris during WW Two. He was in Company G 398th Inf. Regt.
Johnny Harris <harrisjl@fmtc.net>
Fort Mill, SC USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 12:32:33 (PDT)


I was in 100/398/3/Hq/AT. Anyone on line from there or L Co.?
Jack Williams <jccairns@aol.com>
Tulare, CA USA - Monday, July 02, 2001 at 11:56:14 (PDT)


My father, Lt. Elliott Wolheim (Dutch) 100th Signal Corps asked me to find info about the 100th Infantry Division. I will be pleased to copy and send him the info on this wonderful site.
Lynn Wolheim <lwolheim@yahoo.com>
Austin, TX US - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 17:59:09 (PDT)


In talking with my cousin recently he told me that his mother (my fathers sister) had mentioned to him that my dad had been wounded in action but refused his purple heart for fear of upsetting his mother.In his "war stories" to me as a kid he had never mentioned it.If possible I would like to corroborate this and have the purple heart presented to my father- if valid. His name is Irv Brint and he was in the 399th "F" company.If anyone knew him and could validate this it would be greatly appreciated.
Richard Brint <amannyb@aol.com>
jamison, pa USA - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 09:32:31 (PDT)


I was a member of the 781st Tank Battalion which was attached to the 100th for several months in both France and Germany. Thanks to the 100th all members of the 781st are honorary "Sons of Bitche" and very proud to wear the title! If any members of the 781st come upon this fine web site of the 100th and they are not aware of the 781'st reunion scheduled for Septmeber 12th at Branson, Missouri please contact me at my web address (BotzyBabe@aol.com). We'd love to have you join us. General Burress wrote the Army Command he would like to have the 781st attached to the 100th for any future combat operations....Believe me the 781st officers and men would have welcomed such an attachment. The 100th was a great organization!
Joe Graham <BotzyBzbe@aol.com>
Palo Alto, CA U.S.A. - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 16:04:15 (PDT)


Spent a little time with 10 or 11 guys from Co. B 399th at Vineland NJ this week end. Their "program" said the 100th went into action on Nov. 9. They got that date from Stephan Ampbrose's "Citizen Soldiers." I KNOW we - the 3rd Bn. 399th,- relieved an elementof the 45th Div on Nov 1 and our first major attack was on Nov. 6 at St. Remy; when our friend Bruno Viani was wounded, as well as the C.O. of Co. I the Greyhounds, Cap. Travis Hopkins. Item Company lost a bunch of guys that day. Stephan Ambrose needs to be better informed. maybeour"last" elements go there on the 9t. But I had been there 9 days by then. Frank hancock F2HANCOCK@AOL.COM
Frank Hancock <f2hancock@aol.com>
Madison, AL USA - Monday, June 25, 2001 at 20:11:22 (PDT)


It gives me great pride to see a site established for these incredible men. God bless those who served so that we may all remain free.
Michael Baker
- Monday, June 25, 2001 at 10:04:07 (PDT)


April Issue showed pictures of Convoy UFG-15B,of which I was a part. Thought we went over on the DELTA ARGENTINA, could this have been the J.W. McANDREW? Served in Dog Company, 399th, Light Mortar Platoon, anyone out there please respond.
Charles Claffey <cbcjplyglf@aol.com>
West Hartford, CT USA - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 06:38:29 (PDT)


One of three sons of Shelton Sorrels Bridges
William M. Bridges <Flatcreek2000@excite.com>
Quincy, FL United States - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 13:57:51 (PDT)


My father served in the 100th, was wounded, was at bitche, I believe he was a corporal in the 398th. He was from East Brady, Pa. Does anybody know him?
Norman Foust, Jr. <nfoust@cadconcepts.net>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 14:48:26 (PDT)


Great site. I was a member of Co. B, 397th Infantry from Sept."44 thru March '45.
Lloyd Marks <tandlmarks@earthlink.net>
Manchester, NJ US - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 12:15:18 (PDT)


My father, Captain Shelton S. Bridges, was in 373rd Field Artillery Battalion, commanding officer of Battery C, with the 100th Infantry Division. I and my three brothers and sister would love to talk with anyone who knew our Dad. We have no information about where he went or what he did because he did not talk about the war. He died in 1963. This website is wonderful. Thank you.
Emily Bridges Bell <rbellnole@aol.com>
St. Pete Beach, FL U.S.A. - Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 11:20:29 (PDT)


Great site! Any info. on my grandfather, T/SGT. Edward T. Heidegger C Co. 397th Inf. World War II. He arrived in France in late November of 44 as a replacement. He left Germany in mid 45. If anyone out there knew him please e-mail, thanks.
Daniel M. Heidegger <dheids23@aol.com>
Oak Lawn, IL. U.S. - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 08:48:08 (PDT)


My father was a doctor in the 100th Division. I'd like as much information about the medical division of the 100th. Also any personnal information about my dad. He never told us much about his involment.
Michael P. Biskup <heclapa@aol.com>
Allison Park, PA USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 09:46:43 (PDT)


My father-in-law, (Staff Sgt) Raymond Lloyd Rae, is a member of the Sons of Bitche Association and served with the 397th, "A" Co., 1st Platoon, 100 Inf Div. I will be soon working with your organization to try and piece together his military records as they were lost in the Fire of '73. I have written to LTC Keith Bonn and he was very helpful is giving us a starting point in this effort. It's so important to keep history alive. The men who served in the 100th, served couragously, and we owe them our freedom. Keep up the good work.
Lawrence Danko <dankster101@hotmail.com>
Austin, TX USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 19:44:15 (PDT)


My Dad John C. Brockmiller of Brooklyn, NY served with the 100th Calvary Recon troop which was attached to the 100th Div. He landed in Marseille in Oct and Ran over a land mine in Dec 1944 around the Lemberg area of the Vosge mtns. He was severely wounded. If anyone out there has any info about the 100 Recon troop or may have know my beloved Dad (We lost this great man in 1988 at 64 yrs of age)please drop me a line. Dad always mentioned a guy named Don Margraff. God Bless you all - there is a special place in my heart for all Centurymen.
John C Brockmiller Jr. <johncbrockmiller@altavista.com>
Babylon, NY USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 20:45:11 (PDT)


What a informative sight. My father gave his life for this wonderful country of ours. He was Sgt. Richard E. Schwartzkopf and served with Co C, 398th Infantry of the 100th Inf. Division. I would love to hear from any one who knew him or has any information about him. I was infant when he died.
Shirley (Schwartzkopf) Anderson <shirley_and@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 19:16:55 (PDT)


LOOKING FOR INFO PERTAINING TO MARIO MACIAS. WWII VET WITH THE 100TH DIV. IN FRANCE AND GERMANY IN 1944/45
MICHAEL R. MACIAS <MRMACIAS@AOL.COM>
AURORA, CO USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 06:59:50 (PDT)


First of all, I just want to say that I'm proud to be the son of a man who laid it all on the line in WWII for this great country of ours, and i'm thrilled to have found this website. My Father passed away in 1986 and was a very proud vet of the war. He was a Rifleman in the 397th infantry regiment,"G" Company. I know he participated in the battle of Bitche, and was a member of the "Sons of Bitche" council, unfortunatley, when he passed the letters he used to receive from them were misplaced or thrown out. Is there anyone out there who could share in storys about the 397th, and with a little luck maybe even "G" company. I would be more than greatfull to hear anything at all about the battle of bitche and the 397th. Thank You
James Cinguegrano Jr. <Huskyfan58@hotmail.com>
Ballston Spa, NY USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 18:15:06 (PDT)


In March 1945, I was in an antiaircraft unit attached to the Third Army when they crossed the Rhine River at St. Goar, Germany. We lived in a large house there for several days that was owned by a man named von Viebahn. I am trying to find out more about him. In your hisstory file, there is a German General with that name who commanded the 257th Infantry Division as they fought against the American 100th Infantry Division near the Maginot line to the west of the ciy of Bithe in December of 1940. I am wondering if this could be the same person and if anyone knows anything about him?
Bob Gallagher <snade@juno.com>
Flossmoor, IL 60422 - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 17:47:44 (PDT)


I'm so glad about this site. My Dad was in the 398infantry and the 100th division . He went over on the Queen Mary transport. He was wounded 1-10-1945 in France and still carries the bullet in his hip. Funny that most of these heroes cannot talk about this war! Pop can't to this day and I know it hurt him badly to see such horror! His whole unit was wiped out except him and one other. I found a picture of him with those guys on the net and when I showed him, he was so angry at me for making him remember. I am proud of my Dad and uncles and all the people who gave so much to insure America's freedom. I love my Dad very much. I'm glad they are finally going to do the War Memorial n Washington DC., but they should have honored our Vets sooner! 99% of these Vets will never live to see it's completion, and that is so sad! I'm glad this web site is available. Thank you so much.
hammack
- Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 16:51:28 (PDT)


Great site, I just came upon it. My grandfather was a rifleman in C co. 397th Inf. If anyone has information on him contact me, since he seldom spoke of his time in the war. I, too, am an Army vet who wanted to follow his grandfather's footsteps. He was my father figure growing up. Edward T. Heidegger. Thank you.
Daniel M.Heidegger <dheids23@aol.com>
Oak Lawn, IL. U.S.A. - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 10:21:59 (PDT)


I was a member of Service Company, 397th Regiment and was in the 100th from Fort Bragg until the war ended in Europe. We have organized the remaining members of Service Company and have reunions each year. There are now only 21 names on our mailing list plus 12 widows. We have a Memorial Honor Roll with 43 names of the deceased. (Now we have 44 since I discovered one more today from this wonderful web site.) If anyone of our service Company group is out there and wants to hear from their old friends, please call me or email me. My phone number is 330-878-7905.The 100th web site is really great. Wish I had learned of it when it began.
Logan L Dutton <olddutt@msn.com>
Strasburg, OH USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 09:27:52 (PDT)


I'm married to Carol Ann Deason. She's one of three daughters of Wallace Deason who served in the 399th (B.A.R. Gunner). He passed away without ever telling his family any of his experiences in the war. There was a "Sons of Bichie" card in his wallet. Is there anyone out there that remembers him that remembers him from the war?
Paul Huff <gphuff@aol.com>
Cuyhahoga Falls, ohio U.S. - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 12:18:21 (PDT)


This is one of the best web sites about US Army units which took part in w/w/2. As I am currently researching US Army general officers I especially found your section on the divisions generals very useful. If any ones knows of any sites that may be useful in this respect,please let me know. Thanks
Paul Moorcroft <pwmoorcroftuk@yahoo.com>
Bury, Lancashire UK - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 10:44:06 (PDT)


I am the son of 1st Liutenant Henry j. Pajak. Just visiting to pay respect. Wonderful Site! Thanks
David Pajak
Northbrook, IL USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 13:44:53 (PDT)


398 Hedquarters Co AT platoon.Any others on line?
John C. Williams, Jr. <jccairns@aol.com>
Tulare, CA USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11:37:00 (PDT)


My father served with the 100th Division 397th Regiment 3rd Battalion Company K from Dec 1942 to March 1946. Anyone with information please respond, his name was George Bossa and he was from Hoboken New Jersey
Bob Bossa <robert.bossa@am.joneslanglasalle.com>
- Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 14:10:46 (PDT)


Company C 397th Infantry Regiment 3rd Platoon-Like to hear from anybody who knew what happened to Howard Smith. Howard Smith was my assisstant BAR man. November 12th, 1944-I was wounded and Howard took my BAR. Subsequently, he ended up in Company A and was KIA.I would like to hear from anyone who knew Howie in Company A.
John "Jack" Quinn <jquinn@bna.com>
Oak Lawn, IL U.S.A - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 15:00:31 (PDT)


I am searching for ANY onformation about my dad....He was a Ranger in the 397th. Infantry "L" Division I believe. His name was Charles R. Lewis. Dad passed away on us in 1997 and he is missed terribly. He spoke HIGHLY about his times during the war. He made many friends and my brothers and i want to see if any of them that remember him would happen to have any pictures...or stories about him during WWII. Awesome website you put together here Very informative Thank you from My family to ALL of you...The Lewis Family of Connecticut
James A. Lewis Sr. <KellyandJimL@aol.com>
Southington, Ct USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 21:31:02 (PDT)


My father, Frank J. De Angelis, RA 32658121, was a member of the 100th Division during WWII and received the bronze star. He passed away on March 26,1999 and would never talk about winning the bronze star. I have tried through the Dept of Defense but they have not been any help/ I was wondering if you have my dad listed as serving. He did tell me that he was in the north, near Luxemburg during the Battle of the Bulge. Your assustance will be appreciated. Sincerely, George De Angelis, son
George De Angelis <geoangel2000@yahoo.com>
El Paso, TX USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 14:15:44 (PDT)


Iam looking for anyone who may have served with my father Michael Delia he was with the 100th Div. from Nov. 1944 to March 1945 as a machine gunner and being awarded the Bronze Star.
AL <ALCOO2@AOL.COM>
nj - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 12:28:53 (PDT)


My dad was in the 397th. Infantry Army Rangers during WWII. This site is very helpful in my search for finding out more about him. If anyone has any pictures or information about my dad I would really appreciate it if you would E-Mail me. His name was Charles R. Lewis Its hard to believe through all that the men went through during the war that he not only made a lot of friends But had some GREAT stories. I was very young though and don't remember much...He passed away 3 years ago and We miss him dearly.
James A. Lewis <BrokkenSilence@aol.com>
Southington, Ct USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 09:15:12 (PDT)


So long ago but it seems like yesterday/
Harold E. Duke <dukehhd@pacbell.net>
Ventura, Ca. U .S.A. - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 21:13:18 (PDT)


Looking for anyone who might have served with my Brother-in-law in the 100th Division, 399th, D company, machine gunner. Private WILLIAM (PETE) L. WALLER. Wounded in France around Nov. 16,1944. Pete is still with us, but what a German 88 couldn't do in 1944, when he was just 19, cancer is about to accomplish. I was born in 1945 and Pete and my Sister raised me from the time I was ten. As my own father died in 1946 I love him like a father. God bless you of the 100th Division and your survivors. I grew up reading the 399's "I AM READY" and I have always appreciated the Freedom that you Fought and Died for and the World that you saved for me and mine. THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU
GARY REYNOLDS <GLREYNOLDS@AOL.COM>
OMAHA, NE USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 20:22:28 (PDT)


My dad served in the 100th, headquarters division during wwII. He recently passed away and I would like to know if there is any way that i can find out about his time in the service. Is there a memorial anywhere to his division? He received the bronze star but I would like to know for what. He was very proud of his time in the service.
Alan Miller <mmr329@msn.com>
new york, ny 10018 - Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 20:57:41 (PDT)


my father was in the 100th infantry division during ww2 ended up in meinheim germany fought through france he has passed away now but as his son i was very proud of him. i was also in the army in the 24th division from 1959 untill 65 in germany and when passing through meinheim germany in the back of a 2and 1half ton truch i remember seeing the 100th infantry division crest. or perhaps it was neurenberg any way i remember telling all my buddies with pride about the 100th infantry division.
charles fuller <ricksari@megsinet.net>
wedron, iil united states - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 12:53:17 (PDT)


The website is great. I visit every so often. Can someone help me though ....... does the 100th division offer any type of college scholarship money to grandchildren of those men who fought for the 100th division. I have a niece who is looking for college scholarship money. Her grandfather (my father) fought for 100th division. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
Cindy <ca607882@aol.com>
NJ United States - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 19:09:44 (PDT)


Are there anyone who remembers my dad, Ralph W. Cleveland, Pvt in 397th Infantry Regiment who was killed on Dec. 5, 1944 and is buried in Lorraine Cemetery in St. Avold, France? If so, please contact me.
Earl Cleveland <linda@skynet.be>
Rixensart, Belgium - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 08:54:26 (PDT)


Great site, great information on a great INFANTRY DIVISION. My grandfather served with the 2d Infantry Division in WWII in a Rifle Company. Thanks again, Dan Huseman 5-09-01
Daniel Huseman <Dan2vero@aol.com>
Vero Beach, Fl USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 20:17:02 (PDT)


A great website. I was in HQ co., 2nd battalion, 398th regiment, 100th division.
William R. Smith <patandbill@osprey.net>
Emporia, KS USA - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 13:36:09 (PDT)


anyone out there from the 399th, Company D, 3rd Platoon
Charles Claffey, Sr. <cbcjplyglf@aol.com>
West Hartford, CT USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 06:33:48 (PDT)


My dad, Clyde E. Timmons, Jr. served with the 100th in the 373rd Field Artillery Division. Did anyone know him? He was a 2nd Lieutenant. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him and I will pass information along to him. Thank you. Joanne Timmons Bibb
JOanne Timmons Bibb <jayteabee@hotmail.com>
Hoopeston, Il USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 12:13:13 (PDT)


I love your website. My dad fought with the 373rd Field Artillery and as I get older I am awed with the deepest respect for him and all the men and women who fought so bravely to preserve freedom. This site gives me the opportunity to find out more about this part of his life. He doesn't talk about it much so now I can find out more on my own and make sure that the story of this chapter in his life lives on in my children and grandchildren. Thnak you for this website. You have done a terrific job of setting it up and giving us, the children of the veterans, the opportunity to know our fathers better. Just one thing..Would it be possible for you to offer a T-shirt that has, "My dad helped to liberate Europe with the 100th Infantry Division in World War II" ?? Thank you again for this story of history and my dad's life.
Joanne Timmons Bibb <jayteabee@hotmail.com>
Hoopeston, Il USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 12:03:47 (PDT)


My Dad , Corporal Crawford Barnett, served in the 398th in WWII. I would like to order the history of the 398th but there is no item number listed for the book. Can I order it by name only? Is there a number where I can phone in the order? I have some wooden plates my Dad had made in Germany or France. It has all of the towns they served in painted around the edges of it with the Century crest painted in the middle. I can make a digital photo of them. Is there a way I can share these with others on the site?
Brant Barnett <sbbarnett@mindspring.com>
Guntersville, Al USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 21:31:01 (PDT)


I think this is an impressive site. I'd enjoy hearing from anyone who shipped over on the Gen. Gordon and might remember me. I was in the first platoon, C Company 398th. I was first scout in a rifle squad.
jay blumenfeld <jblumenf@midsouth.rr.com>
memphis, tn us - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 15:06:01 (PDT)


Just received the latest newsletter and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sorry to hear about Stan Posses passing away. Whjile I didn't know Stan, I knew his brother Bert and family. I was in the 375thFA, Hq. Bty. Keep up the good work! Morty Baum
Morton Baum <pinkybaum8@aol.com>
delray beach, Fl. usa - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 12:50:36 (PDT)


jOINED 100TH 375TH FA Bn 6 Oct 42 cadre Rotated out July 45 to Camp Lucky Strike Battlefield Commission Dec 44 two purple Hearts Forward Observer with 3rd Bn 398th Inf.entire combat time. Long time member of Association. Served 22 years, Retired May 6l. 78 years young and golf daily. Thanks for this wonderful organization.
Major Scheller L.Garlock Army retired <www.scheljer@erols.com>
Frederick, Md USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 07:16:11 (PDT)


Any one out there from Company H 398th? Reunion I attended in Williamsburg had no one from there.It was disappointing. J W
John E. Wilson <wilduff@web.tv.net>
Elwyn, Pa USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 07:57:44 (PDT)


Enjoyed the review. Am proud to be an SOB
Alden K. Small <baerkdh@beachaccess.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 14:20:10 (PDT)


Hq. Co. 3rd Bn. 397th Infantry. Going to Bitche area with Bill Glazier May 5-l6, 2001. Really looking forward to trip
Dan H. Green <gnad3719@aol.com>
Raleigh, nc USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 16:52:01 (PDT)


Did anyone come in contact with my late brother-in-law Sgt. Gerald N. Kohn from Jamaica New York during the landing in Southern France or up and untill the end of the war? I believe he was originally in a heavy mortar unit and then was re-assigned to either a transport unit or a quartermaster unit.
Norton Blumberg <blumberg@att.net>
Ft. ;auderdale, FL USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 06:41:02 (PDT)


nice to know that someone is taking care of the good old members of the division. we need all the help we can get. thanks for everything
richardlstimson
saltlakecity, utah - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 12:35:16 (PDT)


Morrie leVine is looking for a summary of events form our landing in marseiles to the VE Day - to give to the French representative at the Sept. Reunion; as they French want to issue a letter of appreciation to all the guys who served in the Division during the war. I picked out all the events i could from The Story of the Century: leaving our most of the anecdotes and much of the discussions of other units. It runs to 9 and 1/2 pages! Your Historical Overview looks great. I printed out the maps from The 100th Inf. Div in combat on the web page. Do you have that and /or the Historical overview in a publication?
Frank Hancock <F2HANCOCK@AOL.COM>
MADISON, AL USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 08:36:35 (PDT)


As I write this email, I am sitting in the Cyber Tech Cafe in Bitche! My father, then Major John Anthony Rilovich, served with the 399 th Inf Combat Team. I have spent the past week in Bitche visting the sites of combat from the 100th. I located numerous old fighting postions, and had some unique experiences with local French people I met. I will be writing an article about my adventures, and I will forward copy to the 100th Division Association. Your web site was wonderful in enabling me to obtain information for my excursions around Bitche. Thanks! Shep Rilovick Col USAR (Ret)
Shep Rilovick <srilovick@hot,mail.com>
Prizren, Kosovo - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 08:16:46 (PDT)


SU IS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE DON LAWSON. WE ARE INTERESTED IN RECIEVING INFORMATION RE: UPCOMMING REUNION IN TAMPA. OUR ADDRESS IS PO BOX 1498, CENTER HARBOR, NH. 03226. ALSO, WE ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMMING ACTIVE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS, IF SUCH A POSITION EXISTS WITH IN THE ASSOCIATION.
DICK AND SU MANSUR <RMANSUR@FDIC.GOV>
CENTER HARBOR, NH BELKNAP - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 08:32:39 (PDT)


Hello to all. I have emailed many of you, and Thank you very much for all of your help. For those of you I haven't contacted, I have a small WWII traveling museum. We do first person living history, which is a fancy way of saying we "pretend" to be soldiers of WWII. We do our displays at battle reenactmens, public displays, for schools, libraries, etc. All of our itmes are 100% original from WWII, from K-Rations to weapons and everything in between. I have a questionnaire that I would like to send you dealing with your time during WWII. As mentioned earlier, I have already had contact with many members of the 100th Infantry Division. Any other help would be GREATLY appreciate to help our displays become more accurate. If there are any questions, or you would like to participate, please feel free to contact me. Thank you. Wm.T. Ripley
William Ripley <snafu947@yahoo.com>
Pendleton, IN USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 10:12:21 (PDT)


Congratulations on an outstanding website! A friend of mine, Jack Keohane, served in the 100th Division and I am glad to see such a fine job being done of preserving the memory of the Century's people and accomplishments!
Tim Wilson <TXW@psulias.psu.edu>
State College, PA USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 06:54:31 (PDT)


I am the twin brother of Pfc Robert S. Grissinger, Co. G, 397th Infantry Regiment, who was killed at Heilbronn, Germany. He received the Silver Star. I am grateful for the opportunity ti site gives me to learn more about his service in WWII.
John Grissinger <jmelchiorg@aol.com>
Shepherdstown, WV USA - Monday, April 09, 2001 at 20:34:39 (PDT)


My grandfather, Pvt. Howard C. Schafer, Service Number 36983965, was with Co. I, 100th Infantry Division, 399th Regiment when he was killed in France on January 29, 1945. He is buried at the Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France. My father was 2 years old when my grandfather died and does not know anything about him. I am looking for any information about my grandfather, i.e., how he died, when, where, his job with his unit, and what his complete unit designation was. Any information will be greatly appreciated, especially if anyone out there served with him I would love to hear from you, so I can pass this on to my dad. Thanks in advance to one and all-this is a great website honoring the great men who served our country!
Kimberly L. Godfrey (Schafer) <Kimglen5080@cs.com>
Belleville, MI USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 14:07:45 (PDT)


I am posting this message for my grandfather, John (Jack) Keelan. He was in the 397th. If anyone wishes to reach him his email is ipop397@aol.com I have some great photos that were taken during the war. I will scan these then post them to the site. If anyone from the 397th can help in identifying the individuals in the photos please let me know. Thanks! Jennifer
Jennifer Leigh Kling <jenniferleighkling@yahoo.com>
burlington, ky usa - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 11:44:40 (PST)


My father was a member of the 100th Division during the fall of 1944 and the winter of 1945. He served in artillery.
John W. Browning, 3rd <jbrowning@mbt.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 10:58:44 (PST)


My grandfather, James Elvis Christy, of Indiana served in the 100th Division, Co. K, 397th Regiment. He was a Machine Gun NCO, arriving in Europe 5 Dec 44 and departed 8 Jan 46. He received a Bronze Star along with several other medals and citations. He would never speak of the war except to tell a story of how he shot one of his own men when this guy was attempting to sneak back into camp. Said it was the biggest favor he ever did anyone because he wasn't hurt bad but he was sent on home. Grandpa died in 1989 and his records were lost in the fire in St. Louis. Anyone who knew of him or knows why he won the Bronze Star I would love to hear from you. Thank all of you for your sacrifices during WWII, my family honors you all. Sherry Ward
Sherry Ward <hippygirl@sc.rr.com>
Columbia, SC USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 09:31:07 (PST)


My father was Herbert J. Layman assigned to 325th combat engineers. Would like to hear from any who knew him please.
Jon W. Layman <laymanj@aol.com>
Roanoke, Va. United States - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 11:55:56 (PST)


I'm looking for anyone that might know my uncle,Vern Maynard from California. He served in the 399th in 1944 and 1945 in France and Germany. He was in Germany at the wars end and was in Germany until he was sent home. He has mentioned a buddy named Walter Rooney that he was very close to and i would like to find him and anyone that served with him. Thanks to all and God Bless
Chuck Gish <cghunt1@aol.com>
orange, ca usa - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 20:32:00 (PST)


Staff Sargent 3QM Reg. Is there anyone left?.
Allan W. Chaffee <104225.516@compuserve.com>
Norfolk , Ma USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 12:40:49 (PST)


I am researching for my grandfather who is now 83years old. He was a Tech Sgt in 398th Infantry, 3rd Batallion, Company I. He is interested in possibly making contact with any of the men of I Company, or family members. I would greatly appreciate any info obtained on the 398th Infantry, 3rd Batallion, I Company.
Stephen Carney <sandkcarney@peoplepc.com>
Smryna, TN USA - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 18:09:59 (PST)


Great website!
Alberto Batista <justicia@bellsouth.net>
Miami, FL USA - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 17:29:33 (PST)


This updates my inquiries about my father Homer Johnson. See below. I have been told by my mother Frances Moore Johnson formerly of Greenville, SC, that he was friends with Abe Myers of New York City area. Does anyone know this name. HOMER JOHNSON I would like to amend and supplement my previous posting. My Father was 2nd. Lt. in the 398th Inf. Co. C of the 100th Division. He was at Ft. Bragg at least on September 4, 1944 (I found a 5 day pass to Greenville, SC, which was signed by 1st Lt. James L. Rimlinger). Dad received a battlefield commission from S/Sgt around 16 Dec 1944 according to documents signed by Elwood D. Hollister, Jr. Capt. 398th Inf. signed at Sarrebourg, France. I have very little information after that date, other than he was in the command of a POW camp until discharged on 7 June 1947. On an other note he received his Century Division Rangers Certificate of Proficiency at S/Sgt Homer Johnson Co. C, 398th Inf on 13 October 1943, which was signed by R E Duff, Col. 398th Inf. Any information would be appreciated. Since it has been over two years since my first note, I am attaching it again to hopefully refresh some of you. FYI, Dad died on the date (November 14th) in 1980. May God Bless You All Sam Johnson 859.293.1136 (home) Mailto:samjohnson@btusales.com 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, 2nd Lt. 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! Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE Lexington, KY USA
Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE <samjohnson@btusales.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 19:01:37 (PST)


399th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Baker Company, Staff Sergeant Henry L Bader, Jr. died in action on 12/7/1944 outside Lemberg, France. If there is anyone that might have known Henry, please contact me by e-mail or by phone at 1-800-678-1368
Raymond Coyle <Rcoyle@compuserve.com>
Pearl River, NY USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 20:44:57 (PST)


Assigned as Platoon Leader of second platoon, Anti-tank company, 399th Inf. from about May l944 to Nov. 1945 when transferred to H company, 15th Inf.
Charles W. Gregory <cwg1949@home.com>
Springfield, IL - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 15:20:20 (PST)


I am looking for someone who knew my uncle SGT William J. Pecunas who was a member of the 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Div. He was killed in France Dec. 9, 1944 and is buried in Lorraine Cemetery.
Helene Gantz <HSgantz@cs.com>
Newark, DE US - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 12:30:05 (PST)


my brother was in CO K 399th Inf. Regiment in WW II his name is Harold Meserlin ser. no. 32597322. I am a DAV of WWII and am interested in some info on 399th re. my brother.
albert meserlin <photopapier@aol.com>
sea girt 08750, nj usa - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 16:06:58 (PST)


Was with 100th from start to finish. CO.D 397th Any E mail users out there? Would like to hear.
Walter A. Kimball <1460 Wagner Dr.>
L Havasu City, AZ U.S.A. - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 09:14:38 (PST)


I am stationed on Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen Germany. I am looking for a picture of PFC George S. Tompkins, Co G, 397th Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action near Heilbronn on 3 Apr 45. I am teaching a officer professional development class on the history of Tompkins Barracks. I would appreciate any information on PFC Tompkins.
Madonna Roberts <motorads@aol.com>
Wiesloch, Germany - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 08:20:18 (PST)


My dad, Frank M. Abate of Detroit, Michigan, was in the 100th ID in WWII. I just wanted to check out your site and see some of what the 100th did. Thanks. 02-04-2001
Frank R. Abate <abatefr@earthlink.net>
Old Saybrooke, CT USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 07:53:10 (PST)


399th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Baker Company, Staff Sergeant Henry L Bader, Jr. died in action on 12/7/1944 outside Lemberg, France. If there is anyone that might have known Henry, please contact me by e-mail or by phone at 1-800-678-1368
Raymond Coyle <Rcoyle@compuserve.com>
Pearl River, NY USA - Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 20:44:57 (PST)


Assigned as Platoon Leader of second platoon, Anti-tank company, 399th Inf. from about May l944 to Nov. 1945 when transferred to H company, 15th Inf.
Charles W. Gregory <cwg1949@home.com>
Springfield, IL - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 15:20:20 (PST)


I am looking for someone who knew my uncle SGT William J. Pecunas who was a member of the 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Div. He was killed in France Dec. 9, 1944 and is buried in Lorraine Cemetery.
Helene Gantz <HSgantz@cs.com>
Newark, DE US - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 12:30:05 (PST)


my brother was in CO K 399th Inf. Regiment in WW II his name is Harold Meserlin ser. no. 32597322. I am a DAV of WWII and am interested in some info on 399th re. my brother.
albert meserlin <photopapier@aol.com>
sea girt 08750, nj usa - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 16:06:58 (PST)


Was with 100th from start to finish. CO.D 397th Any E mail users out there? Would like to hear.
Walter A. Kimball <1460 Wagner Dr.>
L Havasu City, AZ U.S.A. - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 09:14:38 (PST)


I am stationed on Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen Germany. I am looking for a picture of PFC George S. Tompkins, Co G, 397th Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action near Heilbronn on 3 Apr 45. I am teaching a officer professional development class on the history of Tompkins Barracks. I would appreciate any information on PFC Tompkins.
Madonna Roberts <motorads@aol.com>
Wiesloch, Germany - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 08:20:18 (PST)


My dad, Frank M. Abate of Detroit, Michigan, was in the 100th ID in WWII. I just wanted to check out your site and see some of what the 100th did. Thanks. 02-04-2001
Frank R. Abate <abatefr@earthlink.net>
Old Saybrooke, CT USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 07:53:10 (PST)


I am very happy to have discovered a website about my Father's unit. His name was Robert C. St.Cyr. He was a T-Corp. in the 2nd battilion HQ Company of the 399th. He passed away on 1/11/99. If anyone has any info on him, I would love to hear a tale or two about my Dad that I could pass on to my son. Thank you. Jeff St.Cyr
Jeff St.Cyr <jrs125x@aol.com>
E. Hampstead, NH USA - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 06:09:09 (PST)


It a great site you all have made a great history of the 100 Division .I have learned more from it what we did. and I was there. I was in the first group from Fort McPherson to join the 100th at Fort Jackson Reg. Hq Co. 399 Inf. I went over- sea with Co.L and was transfered to 3 Bn. Hq Co France. I hope be at Tampa this year.
William W. (Bill) Boggs <wwb100>
Trussville, Al U.S.A. - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 14:54:00 (PST)


I would like to hear from anyone involved in fighting in and around Remiremont France during October 1944. I'm trying to trace events that led to death of a German Platoon Leader defending area with his unit, attached to 11 Pz Div.
Simon H <seharrold@hotmail.com>
England - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 03:17:23 (PST)


I believe my dad served in the 100th during the war, I have a detailed itinery of his 4 year hitch in the Army. I'm a retired Navy Corpsman and I plan to take atrip to Europe, and follow my dad's itinery. So if somebody would get back to me, I'll go through his papers and pull out all the important things ,i.e. DD-214, itinery. S. Clune HM1(FMF/SS) RET.
Stephen E Clune <clune @tacc.com>
Hubert, nc usa - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 14:08:04 (PST)


Very interesting site,you did a good job!I found it by surprise while searching for Cpl JAMES R. ADAMS stationed in Luxembourg Dec.1944 A.S.N.34359260 467 Engrs.Maint.Co A.P.O. 230 Postmaster N.Y. Maybe someone can help me locate him or knows to which unit the 467 Engrs. belonged.Thank you very much in advance. Sincerely Monique
MOnique Grein-Haupert <gnormand@pt.lu>
Luxembourg - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 09:01:47 (PST)


checking out the site and info. Interested in the activities of my uncle Francis Schilberger, who fought with the 100th in France. Would like info on his service...
brian francis schilberger <briarbu@hotmail.com>
corning, ny usa - Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 11:28:20 (PST)


I was very pleased to find such a comprehensive site about my favorite subject: How a group of people, larger than my small city, could supply all their physical, mental, and emotional needs while moving through a hostile environment. I was astounded at the complexity of the organization. I can now move on to the next phase. What kind of major equipment, particularly vehicles, were alloted to each unit in an infantry division? Were certain vehicles allocated to certain personnel? There's all kinds of info about vehicles in armoured divisions, but infantry divisions had thousands of them also. Any place I can find that information? I say again, "That is a first-class web site you have there. It's a credit to the Internet." Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes <tomhugh@home.com>
Fort Saskatchewan, AB Canada - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 22:07:21 (PST)


Hq. Platoon Co. B 399
Jay Bashore <Jbash1080@aol.com>
Palmyra, Pa USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 12:48:47 (PST)


Perhaps I have missed it, but does the website contain any information about the unique "band", headed by my late father, Sgt. Frank W. Hanshaw. They carried instruments, while still holding status and fighting as infantrymen. I have many articles from newspapers about the one of a kind outfit.
Frank W. Hanshaw, Jr. <fwh52@hotmail.com>
Tallahassee, Fl USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 06:57:49 (PST)


Your website is great. I am going to read it all. I was with the 397th Infantry from February 1943 to about September 1943. I was in the I&R Platoon and later, F Co.
William C. Killerlain <killerlain@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 20:08:52 (PST)


If anyone knows anything about Anthony Gonsalves - 397th Regiment, Company G, please let me know. He is my grandfather's brother. I would love to provide my grandfather some antedotes of his brother's service. Thanks for serving our country!!!! Please email me at jclark@onetooneinteractive.com.
Jean Clark <jclark@onetooneinteractive.com>
Walpole, MA USA - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 08:04:56 (PST)


I am very pleased that I found out about your organization. I am also planning to attend your your reunion in Sept.I hope that my friend Dr Raymon Thompson at 135 Holly Falls Dr. Athens, Georgia 30606. joins also.
James W. Moore.C. Company.398th <jmoore7016@aol.com>
Piedmont, CA USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 17:34:49 (PST)


I am very pleased that I found out about your organization. I am also planning to attend your your reunion in Sept.I hope that my friend Dr Raymon Thompson at 135 Holly Falls Dr. Athens, Georgia 30606. joins also.
James W. Moore.C. Company.398th <jmoore7016@aol.com>
Piedmont, CA USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 17:34:45 (PST)


I arrived in ETO as an infantry replacement in April 1945 and was assigned to AT platoon, HQ Co. 2nd Bn, 397th Inf. Regt. So I was a late comer to the Division. I have just found out about the 100th Inf. Div. Assoc. and have joined it. The web site is a fantastic source of great information about a great outfit. I was subsequently transferred to the AT Company, 29th Inf. Regt. and remained in that outfit until rotated home in Aug. 1946.
Robert A. Morton <drbobm@whro.net>
Norfolk, VA USA - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 11:58:10 (PST)


My Dad was Raymond L. Taft. Looking for anyone who may have known him. He was 397th Company G and was killed April 5, 1945 at Heilbronn. My husband and I are going to France in March with our primary goal to visit the cemetary in StAvold. Anyone with suggestions of where to stay, how to travel once we get to France, and what other sights to see would be welcome. Thanks.
Mary-helen Taft <mhtaft@juno.com>
Williston, VT USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 04:13:16 (PST)


Very nice site. Will come back.

D.A. Chadwick
<chadwick@law.com>
el dorado, KS USA - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 14:44:25 (PST)


This is a follow-up to my earlier e-mail. Dad (Joe C. Stall) was with M co., 398th from the time they entered the ETO until he was captured at Heilbronn on 4-4-45. I recently learned that he had a camera with him until the attacks on the forts at Bitche. Evidently, he dropped his pack while in the attack, and when they were brought back up, he could not find his own ruck sack. I assume some other soldier got his. If anyone happens to have pictures that were taken during this time with a similar story attached to them, I would surely be interested in obtaining copies. Thanks
Doug Stall <dstall@lswsl.com>
Tulsa, OK - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 21:31:13 (PST)


My Dad was in 2nd Battalion Company G PFC and killed at Heilbron. My husband and I are going to France in March. Our primary goal is to the cemetary at StAvold. Suggestions from anyone who has been there would be appreciated: places to stay, traveling by train from Paris to Metz,other sites to see, etc. Please email us. email us. Thanks
Mary-helen Taft <mhtaft@juno.com>
Williston, VT USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 12:24:52 (PST)


I am looking for anyone who may have any information on my father, Ben R. "Pete" Horton. He was in the 399th., 2nd. Battalion, Company F. He was wounded near Heilbronn on Friday April 13th., 1945. His platoon was ambushed while crossing a bridge and he jumped ino a near dry river bed. He was temporarily paralyzed from the waist down and played dead to survie. A farmer found him and one other GI alive, pulled them from the river and hid them in his barn. He said they nearly shot that barn to pieces during the night. He was later evacuated to France for rehabilitation. He died in 1970 and would tell me alomost nothing concerning the war. If anyone has any information, please contact me.
Steve Horton <MHorton58@aol.com>
Longview, TX US - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 19:24:55 (PST)


Hi this to the line men of the 399th i was just wondering if you no my grandfather russell cheuvront he to was a line man i have a old letter from him to my grandmother saying that they had been cought by germans and the german company told the line men to take them to where rest of the gi, were little did they there were alot of gi,s and they saved the line men of the 399th if there are some of you outthere that was with my granfather during that day can you please e-mail me thank you.
james r sanders <jrsmathews@aol.com>
newton falls, oh u.s.a - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 14:43:07 (PST)


My darling dad was a proud member of the 100th.He served with the 397th regiment as a medic.His name was Herbert Bornstein also known at that time as Hershey.Dad passed away February 9,1992,Iwill miss him always terribly.I would love to hear from any of you who may have known this wonderful man.God bless you all!
Ellen Greenberg <Mamakins@aol.com>
Stoughton, Ma U.S.A. - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 12:40:24 (PST)


My grandfather, Edgar J. Lewis, served with Company E, 397th Infantry at Fort Jackson, and completed Ranger Training while assigned to that unit. In late 1943, he was reassigned to the 180th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division, and served in combat in Italy with them. I would very much appreciate if anyone with information about his service in the 100th or his Ranger training would contact me at eric@butterfly.net. I'm particularly interested in learning about the Century Ranger Proficiency training he completed.
Eric Lewis <eric@butterfly.net>
Shepherdstown, WV USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 11:31:48 (PST)


My dad, Charles L. Reeves has lost an address given to him on a fellow serviceman he served with in the Germany campaign. Kenneth Cooke is the gentleman, who served with him in the 397th Co. I. Their sergeant was Joseph Funaro. Anyone who can help with an address or e mail address please send to me at
Connie Schneider <buck55@evansville.net>
Mount Vernon, In USA - Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 17:01:41 (PST)


Company D 398

"15 Harrsion Place">Harold Wisinger
<powrpuffgirl1115@aol.com>
Clifton, nj usa - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 11:35:26 (PST)


Couldn't help but return same day to further peruse the 100th and look for other notes from my unit 1st Platoon Anti-tank Co of 397th. Am even more impressed with the site.
Victor C. Sungaila <vcsun@aol.com>
Watkins Glen, NY USA - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 07:25:27 (PST)


My first visit for about 1/2 hour left me taken by emotion and breathless. So well done in every detail, the maps are great I will return again and again and bring others
Victor C. Sungaila <vcsun@aol.com>
Watkins Glen, NY USA - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 06:48:44 (PST)


I am looking for information on my uncle, SSgt. Carl P. Osterdahl who was killed in action in France on or about 12/4/44. He is buried in Lorraine cemetery in France. Anyone from the 397th Co.B remember him? I am looking for the particular battle he was killed in. My father, PFC Neil R. Osterdahl, another uncle, Evert Osterdahl and my aunt, Ethel V. Osterdahl were all in the US armed forces during WW2. All have passed on; Neil in '75, Evert in '75 and Ethel in '99. As a son and nephew, I will never be able to offer them my thanks for their sacrifices. So, to you who survive, I offer my sincere appreciation for a job well done. May you all have a blessed Christmas and a great new year! Art Osterdahl Email: thurman@madbbs.com

Arthur E. Osterdahl <thurman@madbbs.com>
Jamestown, NY USA - Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 18:15:35 (PST)


I noted that the only entry from "G",398th was from Jim Hazen. Is there anyone out there who joined "G" Co. at Ft Bragg, directly from ASTP in 1944?
Bert Baum <rozbert@aol.com>
Lancaster, PA USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 08:56:57 (PST)


My Father is Arthur Luxem. He served with the 398th 3rd Battalon 100 div.His buddy Jack Roberts was killed by a land mine.We have alot of photo's we would like to send to this great organization. Please contact me. Thank you for serving.
Mike Luxem <americanlegion@onebox.com>
Glenview, IL USA - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 09:47:36 (PST)


My father-in-law Donald Nodine proudly served in the 100th infantry division in wwII in the 373rd. He is VERY interested in catching up with old friends from his old division...Please e-mail me at bill.dawn@gte.net if you have any information as he does not have access to a computer...It would mean the world to him to hear from you guys, It was the proudest time in his life and he thinks, and talks, of you all sooooo often.
Dawn King <bill.dawn@gte.net>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 09:45:00 (PST)


My dad fought with the 100th. His name was James M. Edwards (known as Dutch, Mort or Jim. He was wounded on 11/18/44 in France. My dad died on 10/15/92. I am interested in finding any information on him, his unit or men he served with during the war.
Mark V. Edwards <dutch2@mindspring.com>
Woodstown, NJ United States - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 09:04:18 (PST)


I am the son of John A. Wennstrom. Would love to hear from anyone who served with my father.
John D. Wennstrom <jwenn@accessnv.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 03:39:16 (PST)


my cousin james marshal farrell was with co. a 398th 100 div. his eye sight is failling but his mind is still sharp,anyone wishing to contact him can do so at my e-mail address. he remembers bitche. thank you for this site...
john emerson <emerson1248@hotmail.com>
hopkins, mn us - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 17:09:07 (PST)


researching what my grandfather did in WWII. He was in the 373d Field Artillery Battalion. I believe he was a staff sargent (cook). His name was Salvatore Opulente. I would like to know if there are any memorial services or a monument that I can add his name to.
Paul Cutrupi <p.cutrupii@att.net>
Bordentown, NJ USA - Friday, November 24, 2000 at 17:48:32 (PST)


Iam looking for anyone who may have known my dad Mike Delia. He was with the 100th Nov&Dec.1944. He was a replacement& served with a heavy machine gun squad . He was awarded the Bronze Star .
AL. Delia <alcoo2@aol.com>
Port Monmouth, NJ USA - Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 17:02:36 (PST)


Very nice site. I enjoyed the combat photos. Nicely organized as well.
Robert Kirchner <lempereur@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 16:11:58 (PST)


wishing to hear from old friends
Lou Bowlds <lebow@dnvr.uswest.net>
Denver, CCO USA - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 22:21:38 (PST)


My Father, Ray E. Zimmerman, was an NCO with the 100th in WWII -- I have a book that he gave me titled The Story of the Century that I have read many times. My Dad passed away recently, and I just retired from the Army after 27 years. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
Steve Zimmerman <snzmzimmer@aol.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 13:16:27 (PST)


My father was Col. Boyd V. Burnett in the 399th. I just want to say how proud i am to see such Honorable men and women who he was able to serve along side to make this country what it is today.You are all true hero's!
Lawrence Burnett <Burnout1230@msn.com>
columbia, SC Richland - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 19:24:45 (PST)


I would like amend and supplement my previous posting. My Father was 2nd. Lt. in the 398th Inf. Co. C of the 100th Division. He was at Ft. Bragg at least on September 4, 1944 ( I found a 5 day pass to Greenville, SC, which was signed by 1st Lt. James L. Rimlinger). Dad received a battlefield commission from S/Sgt around 16 Dec 1944 according to documents signed by Elwood D. Hollister, Jr. Capt. 398th Inf. signed at Sarrebourg, France. I have very little information after that date, other than he was in the command of a POW camp until discharged on 7 June 1947. On an other note he received his Century Division Rangers Certificate of Proficiency at S/Sgt Homer Johnson Co. C, 398th Inf on 13 October 1943, which was signed by R E Duff, Col. 398th Inf. Any information would be appreciated. Since it has been over two years since my first note I am attaching it again to hopefully refresh some of you. FYI, Dad died on the date (November 14th) in 1980. May God Bless You All Sam Johnson 859.293.1136 (home) Mailto:samjohnson@btusales.com 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 Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 14:27:44 (PDT) Sam Johnson
Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE <samjohnson@btusales.com>
Lexington, KY - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 18:21:10 (PST)


What a wonderful web site. My father was Francis V. Gregory, who served in the 397th Infantry Regiment. The Citation for the Award of Bronze Star Medal to him reads "for meritorious service in direct support of combat operations during the period 12 November 1944 to 22 April 1945, in France and Germany. As a chaplain's clerk and driver, Corporal Gregory discharged his duties commendably throughout this period. He frequently volunteered to evacuate casualties from forward areas under hostile artillery fire and on one occasion was instrumental in the evacuation of five wounded men in the face of intense enemy fire. His courage, initiative and devotion to duty represent the finest military traditions. Entered military service from Orlando, Florida." My father passed away on May 3, 2000. He often spoke to me of his time in the service and how much he enjoyed the comraderie of his fellow servicemen. I miss him terribly, and it was a real joy for me to find this web site. I have several pictures of his times in the service, although they are more recreational than combat-oriented. (I would love to know what the one with four of you all in kilts is from!) Please email me at lauran@burrells.com or telephone me at 1-802-434-5415 if you have any stories, or would like any scans of pictures. Kindest regards, Lauran Gregory Burrell
Lauran Gregory Burrell <lauran@burrells.com>
Williston, VT USA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 11:27:36 (PST)


My grandfather Harold Bambarger served with A Co. 397th Infantry Regiment from Dec 44 - thru to the end of the war. He passed away in November 1987. I never knew about his service until recently, when my relatives gave me some of his letters from the war. All I can say is wow!! I never knew. As a third generation infantryman I just wanted to to give a heartfelt thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that your generation did for this country I am looking for any information on his war time service. If anyone knew my grandfather please e-mail me at babyonfire@hotmail.com.
Allen Larson <babyonfire@hotmail.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 08:19:24 (PST)


In honor of PFC Ralph (Tiny) Rudis
Marian (Rudis) Gustafson <SGus@VVM.com or ErrantM@AOL.com>
Harker Heights, Tx USA - Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 10:40:55 (PST)


I would just like to honor the Veterans of the 100th Infan- try Division, as well as all other veterans. Thank you for your service to, and sacrifices made, for our country. My father was Pfc. Roscoe E. Smith, A/ 398. I have enjoyed attending the last three Division reunions.
Beverly S. Truebig <truebigb@home.com>
- Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 13:01:33 (PST)


My respect and admiration goes out to all of you this Veteran's Day. (From the daughter of Adolph Kravets, Chicago, IL, 398th, Co. A)
Linda Kravets <kravetssh@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 21:30:06 (PST)


I found this terrific website while browsing for information about the Army Signal Corps in France and the Battle of the Bulge. My father, Louis H. Lemoine, now deceased, was a Signal Corps officer under General Patton towards the end of the war. He also served in Thule,Greenland from 1941-1943, tough on a southern boy! If anyone knew him or can share information with me about the Signal Corps in France, I'd appreciate it. As Veterans' Day in the year 2000 nears, I am filled with humility and gratitude to the brave men who fought on foreign land to keep our country free! My prayer is that we may, as a nation, deserve that sacrifice. Thank you .
Charlotte Lemoine Kaufman <charlotteathome@aol.com>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 13:30:12 (PST)


Absolutly outstanding memorial for those who gave so much
Maj Jeff Alexander <jeffery.alexander@forscom.army.mil>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 12:33:56 (PST)


My Grandfather served in the 100th division 398th regiment 2d Battalion. His name is George L. Ballance his name is misspelled in the honor roll under wonded in action. I would like to know more of what he did (which battles he was in, who served with him, and what rank he achieved) If you know anything about his record please E-mail me at setcatch2@aol.com I would also like to thank all veterns.
Kyle Ballance <Setcatch2@aol.com>
- Monday, November 06, 2000 at 13:23:28 (PST)


Dear Friends of the 100th, I am writing to find anyone out there who might have known my Father in France. He was with the 100th landing in Marsailles in October of '44 untill December, Christmas day, when he was involved in a jeep accident and hospitalized. Hewas Bernard M Broster,377th Regiment. He was in an Anti-Tank company. Thats about all I know. If you might remember him I would appreciate it if you would contact me, his son, Charlie Broster. Thank you all, Charlie
Charlie Broster <cib53@aol.com>
Leicester, NC USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 17:21:39 (PDT)


would appreciate E mail from fellow veterans
soloman field <sunflowermartin@webtv.net>
corning, ca usa - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 15:12:55 (PDT)


I served in the 100th Division 278th Combat Enginerr's -Hq. Co. -
Leroy C. Lee <leroyandhassie@netzero.com>
Doraville, GA USA - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 17:49:28 (PDT)


I would like to hear from anyone I knew in Europe. I was a pfc with the 100th 399th Co E 2nd Platoon in combat Others were:Baratta,Blundell,Buettner,Sands,Dudley,Duncan,Fenello,Griffin,Guthrie,Irmen,Jacober,Munn,Murphy,

Odell,Pate,Persan,Sammons,Schnell,Vandiver.I have a photo taken behind the lines 02-16-45 Most of these are in it.Please call,write or send Email. thanks Bob Firehammer.
Bob Firehammer <rffirehammer@gbis.com>
Reno, NV Ph775-829-1503 - Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 11:17:16 (PDT)


I would like to hear from anyone I knew in Europe. I was a pfc with the 100th 399th Co E 2nd Platoon in combat Others were:Baratta,Blundell,Buettner,Sands,Dudley,Duncan,Fenello,Griffin,Guthrie,Irmen,Jacober,Munn,Murphy,
Odell,Pate,Persan,

Bob Firehammer <rffirehammer@gbis.com>
Reno, NV Ph775-829-1503 - Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 11:09:45 (PDT)


Pfc James A. Dougherty [M/398]was killed in action in France. I believe in early November 1944, but that was a long time ago and my memory has become a little unreliable. It was in the same action in which in which S/Sgt, Clarence A Cottrell, M/398, was wounded, if you have a record of that date. I would like to see Jim's name commemorated. He was from Butte Montana, if that is any help in locating his record.
Earl G. Schmitter [M/398] <earls23@aol.com>
Milpitas, CA USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 21:47:33 (PDT)


A great website and a wonderful convention. Thanks to all who honored my late father Walter A Backus. Looking forward to start work on the PROGENY project.
Barbara A. Backus Pitera <coolmombap@aol.com>
somerset, Ma - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 18:49:22 (PDT)


New e-mail address please.
Edmond Ewin <Joanewin@aol.com>
- Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 11:06:07 (PDT)


Thomas M. Mawn Jr. is my father. A proud 100th. May he rest in peace.
Russell A. Mawn <ram@ramassociates.com>
Vestavia Hills, AL USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 19:23:23 (PDT)


I am doing research on Mike Colalillo for a Medal of Honor paper I am writing. This is an excellent website, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to read about a great 100th Infantry Division and the men who proudly served. I am proud to serve, today, in the same Army as the men of the 100th Infantry Divison.
Michael Taylor, SFC, U.S. Army <MPTaylorJM@cs.com>
El Paso, TX - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 22:06:35 (PDT)


My uncle "PFC" Nickolas (Smokey) Licina served in the 397th infantry Company B.
Gregory Drakulic <GDRAKULIC@AOL.COM>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 07:48:10 (PDT)


My Father (John C. also) served in the 100th Cav Recon Troop He drove over a mine with a jeep in Dec 44 in France. He is no longer with us (1988). I hold you all dear to my heart. Live long and prosper & Best wishes
John C. Brockmiller Jr. <johncbrockmiller@altavista.com>
Babylon, NY USA - Tuesday, September 05, 2000 at 22:54:00 (PDT)


this is a great web site for looking into the past im looking for anybody who served with my father he served in the 100th div 399th and he was a wire man i was told and he fought in the battle of bitche.his name was RUSSELL CHEVEROUNT if anyone served with my father please e-mail me. thanks 100th div for helping in saving the country.
debbie sanders <jrsmathew@aol.com>
newton falls, ohio u.s - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 22:45:37 (PDT)


My Uncle Rocco Corleto from Utica, New York, was in the 100th.
Bill houck <bills_alt_cp@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 05:47:27 (PDT)


I discovered your site over one year ago. And this site just gets better and better. Keep up the great work. (Son of the late Dr. Thomas M. Beamon, 397th/A company).
Jeffrey M. Beamon <jbeamon@bellsouth.net>
St. Gabriel, LA U.S. - Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 18:48:08 (PDT)


I Will be in MD for the duration. Anyone from Co. B 398th that remembers me is welcome to stop in and say HELLO
Anthony Ragonesi <sgarsr@aol.com>
Chestertown, MD USA - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 11:42:18 (PDT)


I am looking for information. My father was with the 468th AAA or AA. He wore a 3rd army patch and a blue patch with "AA". I know he went in 3rd wave at Normandy. Buldge and Bastone. Any info please, of where to look.
Richard L. Faina <richard_faina@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 05:33:45 (PDT)


Greetings! We are the Associated Producers Group in Los Angeles, California. We are currently researching a documentary on the role of Marlene Dietrich in WW2. The film is being directed by Dietrich's grandson, J. David Riva. As you are no doubt aware, Dietrich traveled with the USO during the war, performing for Allied soldiers throughout N. Africa and Europe. We are looking for any Veterans who may have seen or met Dietrich during this time for possible inclusion in this documentary. We would love to hear your stories. In addition, we are very interested in any photos, film footage or memorabilia relevant to Dietrich you or others might have in your collection. We have already obtained the help of numerous museums & historians, including those for the 22nd Infantry and the 82nd & 101st Airborne Divisions. I can be reached at 310-858-2207 or via E-mail at DietrichDoc@aol.com Thanks for your help! Howard Leder Associated Producers Group 9028 Sunset Blvd., PH1 Los Angeles, CA 90069
Howard Leder <DietrichDoc@aol.com>
Los Angeles, - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 17:10:54 (PDT)


My father in law served in the 397th Inf. regiment from training in South Carolina through the occupation. His name is Bert Schleismann and he was wounded in the battle of Heilbronn on April 4th or 5th , he isn't sure which. I'm so glad I found this site. If any of his old buddies read this please e-mail at garycamper@yahoo.com and I'll be sure he get's the message. Thanks Gary Clement
Gary Clement <garycamper@yahoo.com>
Mandeville, LA USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 12:29:03 (PDT)


I am looking for information about my father, Sgt. Joseph F. Corcoran; I think he was with Headquaters Co. 397 Infantry. He died August of '98, without really speaking about WWll. As a son, I would just like to hear from someone that knew him, because he was unknowable in life. He recieved the Bronze Star and other awards (he was most proud of his CIB) that as small boys, my brother and I flushed his campaign medals down the toilet. If anyone knew him please e-mail me @ TomforDC@aol.com, or snail mail me: Tom Corcoran 2 Seawane Road East Rockaway, NY 11518 I appreciate any reccomendations or help. Thank you, Tom Corcoran
Tom Corcoran <TomforDC@aol.com>
East Rockaway, NY USA - Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 19:50:17 (PDT)


My monther's uncle PFC William A. Pondrom (probably known as Billy), from the information I have was in 399, Company A. He was killed within a week or so of arriving in Europe. From what I've heard he died in Bitche, but it may have happened in Baccarat. If anyone from Company A knew him, I'd love to hear from you. No words can express the thanks to so few who sacrificed so much for the freedoms we often take for granted today!
Chris <Prawdzikc@aol.com>
VA USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 17:24:47 (PDT)


I am grateful for the sacrifices of all the division members. Thanks to them,I have had a great life. I need help in locating anyone who knew Staff Sargent Edward D. Williams,397th infantry regiment,C company. I can be reached at 727-381-4628. Please call collect. I hope hope someone can help me in my search. williams
Paul Austin <paustin3@tampabay.rr.com>
St.Petersburg, fl - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 08:02:40 (PDT)


My uncle Tildon Correll was in Co."L" 397th Infantry. He was reported missing Dec. 11,1944 and reported Killed in Action Dec. 13,1944. If anyone knew him or anything about him please let me know. My family knows very little about what happened to him.
Charlene Holmes <tholmes1@cinci.rr.com>
Loveland, Oh America - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 10:57:16 (PDT)


I am seeking information regarding my father's unit during WW II. I am not sure he was with the 100th, but he was an infantryman who was at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and other actions into Northern Italy. His name is Lawrence A. Fishel. Please respond with any info to: defishel@hotmail.com. Thanks.
Dennis E. Fishel <defishel@hotmail.com>
Mountlake Terrace, WA USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 07:01:46 (PDT)


I am seeking information regarding my father's unit during WW II. I am not sure he was with the 100th, but he was an infantryman who was at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and other actions into Northern Italy. His name is Lawrence A. Fishel. Please respond with any info to: defishel@hotmail.com. Thanks.
Dennis E. Fishel <defishel@hotmail.com>
Mountlake Terrace, WA USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 07:01:27 (PDT)


What a wonderful webiste and tribute to the brave soldiers of WWII. My great uncle, Tildon Correll, was with the 100th Infantry Division, Company L 397th Infantry and was killed in action in December 1944. I'm pleased to find a site that has so much information available.
Genia Milam <GMilamNLA@aol.com>
Mandeville, LA US - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 06:49:16 (PDT)


Wonderful web site. My father Walter E.Prescher-100th Infantry Division, B (Baker Company),1st Platoon is trying to locate the injured man he carried off the battlefield on December 7th, 1944, outside Limberg and St Louie. He had an injury to his back. My father and another soldier (can't remember his name either) helped get him to safety. They made a sling out of their rifles to carry him. He would like to know what has happened to them. If anyone knows these men please e-mail me and I'll pass the word on to my father. Thanks-Donna Prescher/Newland
Donna K. Newland <dknewland@aol.com>
Uniontown, oh usa - Saturday, August 05, 2000 at 06:57:48 (PDT)


Very interestng site. I was a member of the 100th Division from 1972 to 1981. I have also been to Bitchie and Heilbron when stationed in Europe 1964 to 1967.
LTC William L. Howard <wlhoward@gte.net>
Largo, Fl USA - Friday, August 04, 2000 at 08:31:18 (PDT)


Great Web site!
Lloyd Borgen HQ 374th FABn <loborgen@worldnet.att.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 21:27:03 (PDT)


I enjoyed this site very much.,My father Serry Gouveia, was in the 399th regiment 2nd batalian.He was on an anti tank gun crew.And ive heard him talk about Pforzeim and Bitche Germany.He got the bronze star for heroism. Iam very proud of him and all u guys that fought for freedom in the second world war.
Bob Gouveia <sigbde52@aol.com>
Burlington, Ma United States - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 09:24:11 (PDT)


I was reading a book on the 399th in battle and have two questions: 1. Throughout the book the authors would refer to the red battalion, white battalion and blue battalion without cross referencing them to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions. What is the proper cross reference? 2. In the book it is mentioned a couple of times that the 1st battalion was awarded the Presidential Unit citation. Was it only Company C which received the award or the are members of Company A and B also entitled to wear the award? If someone could respond to my questions via email I would be very grateful. Sincerely, Scott Carlisle
Scott Carlisle <carlisle@asheboro.com>
Asheboro, NC USA - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 14:30:49 (PDT)


My father, William F. Carlisle, was in Co B 399th Regiment until around the middle of January 1945 when he was appointed to West Point. Dad never talked about his experiences in the war. I have been very successful in tracking down his activities but would love to hear from someone who knew him in France.
Scott Carlisle <carlisle@asheboro.com>
Asheboro, NC USA - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 18:07:47 (PDT)


I was assigned to Sv Co, 399th as an auto mechanic (014) following ASTP reassignment from Sep 4 1943 to Mar 1 1944. I went from Ft Jackson to TN maneuvers, then to Ft Bragg. Volunteeded for overseas and joined the 88th Inf Div in Italy. I re enlisted, went to OCS and retired as a major, USAF Jun 30 1963.
Richard J. Linke <arjay1@bogfoot.com>
Amarillo, TX - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 15:24:01 (PDT)


I was a machine gunner in Company D, 399th. Went over with the Division on the USS McAndrew (sp?) landed in Marseilles was trucked to the front, relieving some of the 45th Division. It has been reported that I was in the first elements of the Division to reach the front lines. I was wounded near St. Remy after only about ten days on line November 10, 1944. I returned to active duty after about three weeks. I had been hospitalized in Epinal. I was at Lemberg where we received so many casualties. I stayed with the Company through the bitter winter of 1944/45 until I was sent to the hospital first in Epinal, next in Dijon and Lyon and bach to Epinal. Just the morning I was to be shipped back to the Company, I came down with hepatitis (yellow jaundice) and stayed in the hospital in Epinal until sometime in June, then to the replacement depot in Worms where I stayed because my records had been lost with so many trips to the hospital. I rejoined the Company at Nurtigen or Essinglen near Stuttgart. Then I was sent to Vaihingen am Enz for something like 5 months. I did not have enough points to go home with the Division, so I was sent to Karsruhe until I was finally sent home in April, 1946. My very best wishes to all who survived and to all the children and other relatives of the men who served with the 100th Division! I have been very fortunate to have four children and seven grandchildren plus a wonderful wife of fifty-two years!
Ben Matthews <bmatthews1@mindspring.com>
Naples , FL USA - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 13:56:37 (PDT)


I have many photo's of the 399th AT that I have scanned. Hundreds of photos... If anyone is interested please let me know. I will do what I can to help you trace the history of the 100th Division or your family that was in the 100th.. Thanks Dennis Scholl... Proud son of George Scholl 399AT..
Dennis Scholl <dgscholl@hotmail.com>
Long Beach, Ca USA - Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 09:01:54 (PDT)


My father,PVT.C.H.Ray,was a member of "K"Co.He was injured during manuvers in Tennessee,and wasn't deployed to Europe.I would like to know what happened to his company and where it saw action.Any information provided would be greatly appreciated.
J.KEITH RAY <KRdBigwrex@aol.com>
MEMPHIS, TN U.S.A. - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 01:13:38 (PDT)


My father was in the 100th. (David A. Child) World War 2
Nancy Dunn <ndunn@alltel.net>
Warm Springs, GA USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 17:50:48 (PDT)


I'm currently doing some research on the combat use of US infantry weapons during WW2. I would be very interested in hearing from any veterans about their experiences during the war. If you think you may be interested in being interviewed, please contact me. We can arrange a phone interview at your convenience. Thank you. Sincerely, Mark G. Goodwin, CW4 (retired) 135 Villa Dr Fayetteville, NC 28311 (910) 482-4342 MGG1956@aol.com
Mark Goodwin <MGG1956@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, July 07, 2000 at 12:53:50 (PDT)


Great web site. I have been scanning many pictures from the 399th AT company. If anyone wants a copy please email me. I have been sending all copies to this web site.
Dennis Scholl <nyyllb@yahoo.com>
Long Beach, Ca USA - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 17:33:38 (PDT)


I received a wonderful photo in the mail with members of the 100th Infantry Division, 399th Regiment, Company F, 1st Platoon. I would like to know more about this group of soldiers, especially Thomas A. Martin who once lived in Taylor, Arkansas.
Lucy Goodwin <pixie@ipa.net>
Stamps, AR USA - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 11:59:00 (PDT)


My father was in the 100th Infantry Division, 397th Infantry Regiment. I was looking for information on what he went through over there.
Elton Cassady <ehcass@aol.com>
LeRoy, N.Y. USA - Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 17:54:54 (PDT)


I am happy I found this website. My father Phil Marsh served in the 100th. He was a Military Policeman and served in North Africa and Europe. Wish I had listened more closely to the stories about Anzio,Bizerte' etc. Was just wondering if there is a slight chance anyone remembers serving with him. Some of the other names I remember him telling me about were Fostina Cantu,George Fedor,and Alvin J.Tropp Mark Marsh
mark marsh <marsh2@telenet.net>
fort plain, ny usa - Sunday, July 02, 2000 at 19:09:35 (PDT)


I just noticed they are auctioning a battle map of Bitche for only 5 dollars on e-bay. I'll send info if interested. They say it is in top quality and can be framed. GregColmar@hotmail.com Also I'm looking forward to getting into the chat room. Can someone tell me how? Thanks
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo US - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 08:00:10 (PDT)


My father served with the 100th. He was in the 398th Infantry Regiment, Company L, his name Sgt. Thomas R. Parr. I would like to find out some information concerning the actives of 398th, Co. L in particular, in Europe between 1944-1945.
Harold Parr <hparr@congoleum.com>
Trenton, N.J. U.S.A - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 05:43:12 (PDT)


THIS IS A VERY NICE WEB SITE, THANKS TO THOSE WHO MADE IT.
argel talkington <argel25@aol.com>
ontario, ca usa - Monday, June 26, 2000 at 03:49:59 (PDT)


I left the 186th Field Artillery at Dijon, France, after having participated in the Normandy Invasion, St. Lo., Caen, Falaise Gap, Leige Belgium, liberation of Paris and dug in at Dijon. The 186th FA, formerly 106th Infantry Reg, New York National Guard, Inducted into Federal service Jan 1940 along with brother unit 14th infantry NYNG,(entered service as 187th FA)both Brooklyn Nyregiments. Anyone out there who remembers, or was a memeber of either unit would be welcome to communicate through this medium. I would like to hear from other "replacements" from the 186th and for those who are curious about what happened to me--I'm still around and kicking with a fifth battle Star, a Bronze Star and a most important CIB.
Frank Burns
New York, NY Brooklyn (KINGS) - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 21:20:41 (PDT)


My Father, Allan Gilmore, was sargent in the Century. He was a forward observer. My Mother's E-mail address is BettyJoG@AOL.com She is betty about checking it rather than my father.
William Allan Gilmore <WAGilmore@AOL.com>
Brandon, Ms U.S.A. - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 19:25:11 (PDT)


My father, Chuck Stanley, served in the 100th and tells of a number of stories about the fighting. His unit was trapped and told to defend a bridge. they fought off repeated German attacks but the Germans finally ignored them and were marching through the region. He and another of his men scouted the town out and noticed that German machine gunners and snipers were up in the towns buildings and that German soldiers were marching through and veering off to the right. He told his men to prepare to march through the town like a german unit. As the sun dropped he and another man had timed out the German units and when there was a pause the platoon marched down through the town..on the orders of march like a german. When the unit finished going through the town they veered toward the American lines.
Tom Stanley <testanley@hotmail.com>
las Vegas, Nv USA - Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 21:32:11 (PDT)


Happy Father's Day to all of you. Your battles are honored and my freedom is cherished. From the Daughter of Corporal Adolph (Albert) Kravets 398th, Co. A
Linda Kravets <kravetssh@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 22:26:28 (PDT)


I am interested in hearing from any WW2 veterans who might wish to let me use their testimonies and private photos during WW2 to enhance my site.
Simon <simon@lerenfort.fsnet.co.uk>
UK - Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 06:27:12 (PDT)


I am trying to find out war-time information regarding my father Wesley "Wes" Salisbury. He was a Sgt who served in the capacity of Lineman and Forward Observer with the 925th FA.
Carol Ann Morgan <Lexdames@aol.com>
Jacksonville, FL US - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 13:49:08 (PDT)


I was in the 399th Regiment, H Company, 2nd Platoon.
James M. Taylor <djtaylor@cloh.net>
Ironton, OH USA - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 08:40:36 (PDT)


I am the daughter of Wesley Salisbury, who served in the 925th FA as a Forward Observer/Lineman. If there is anyone who knew my father please let me know. Thank you!
Carol Ann Morgan <Lexdames@aol.com>
Jacksonville, FL US - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 08:59:56 (PDT)


An excellent site with valuable private photos. Good Luck
Simon <seharrold@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 05:10:51 (PDT)


My Father was in the 374th Field Artillery Battalion-while now dealing with a loss of memory and maybe worse, his memories take him back to the war. If there is anyone that knows of a organization of group that he could try to communicate with please let me kno at chucker@fishnet.com-thanks
Chuck Revier <chucker@fishnet.com>
Mpls, Mn USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 16:43:50 (PDT)


I left the 186th Field Artillery at Dijon, France, after having participated in the Normandy Invasion, St. Lo., Caen, Falaise Gap, Leige Belgium, liberation of Paris and dug in at Dijon. The 186th FA, formerly 106th Infantry Reg, New York National Guard, Inducted into Federal service Jan 1940 along with brother unit 14th infantry NYNG,(entered service as 187th FA)both Brooklyn Nyregiments. Anyone out there who remembers, or was a memeber of either unit would be welcome to communicate through this medium. I would like to hear from other "replacements" from the 186th and for those who are curious about what happened to me--I'm still around and kicking with a fifth battle Star, a Bronze Star and a most important CIB.
Frank Burns
New York, NY Brooklyn (KINGS) - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 21:20:41 (PDT)


My Father, Allan Gilmore, was sargent in the Century. He was a forward observer. My Mother's E-mail address is BettyJoG@AOL.com She is betty about checking it rather than my father.
William Allan Gilmore <WAGilmore@AOL.com>
Brandon, Ms U.S.A. - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 19:25:11 (PDT)


My father, Chuck Stanley, served in the 100th and tells of a number of stories about the fighting. His unit was trapped and told to defend a bridge. they fought off repeated German attacks but the Germans finally ignored them and were marching through the region. He and another of his men scouted the town out and noticed that German machine gunners and snipers were up in the towns buildings and that German soldiers were marching through and veering off to the right. He told his men to prepare to march through the town like a german unit. As the sun dropped he and another man had timed out the German units and when there was a pause the platoon marched down through the town..on the orders of march like a german. When the unit finished going through the town they veered toward the American lines.
Tom Stanley <testanley@hotmail.com>
las Vegas, Nv USA - Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 21:32:11 (PDT)


Happy Father's Day to all of you. Your battles are honored and my freedom is cherished. From the Daughter of Corporal Adolph (Albert) Kravets 398th, Co. A
Linda Kravets <kravetssh@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 22:26:28 (PDT)


I am interested in hearing from any WW2 veterans who might wish to let me use their testimonies and private photos during WW2 to enhance my site.
Simon <simon@lerenfort.fsnet.co.uk>
UK - Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 06:27:12 (PDT)


I am trying to find out war-time information regarding my father Wesley "Wes" Salisbury. He was a Sgt who served in the capacity of Lineman and Forward Observer with the 925th FA.
Carol Ann Morgan <Lexdames@aol.com>
Jacksonville, FL US - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 13:49:08 (PDT)


I was in the 399th Regiment, H Company, 2nd Platoon.
James M. Taylor <djtaylor@cloh.net>
Ironton, OH USA - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 08:40:36 (PDT)


I am the daughter of Wesley Salisbury, who served in the 925th FA as a Forward Observer/Lineman. If there is anyone who knew my father please let me know. Thank you!
Carol Ann Morgan <Lexdames@aol.com>
Jacksonville, FL US - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 08:59:56 (PDT)


An excellent site with valuable private photos. Good Luck
Simon <seharrold@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 05:10:51 (PDT)


My Father was in the 374th Field Artillery Battalion-while now dealing with a loss of memory and maybe worse, his memories take him back to the war. If there is anyone that knows of a organization of group that he could try to communicate with please let me kno at chucker@fishnet.com-thanks
Chuck Revier <chucker@fishnet.com>
Mpls, Mn USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 16:43:50 (PDT)


My father was in the 100th but does not have a computer. His name is John S. Neville and lives in New Orleans. The war is all that he talks about and I love having the opportunity to pass along such a valuable resource. Keep up the good work!
Allison N. Gifford <angifford@hotmail.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 11:14:59 (PDT)


My father, Starling Aaron, Served in the 100th Inf. Div. with 'F' Co., 2nd Bat., 397 Inf. Regiment. I Know that he was in the battle at Bitche and at Heilbronn. I can never get enough of hearing about his time over there. I am Thankful to God that he is still in fairly good health, and pray that his health continues for a long while yet. He is my Hero. I always wanted to be like him, and still do.
Joseph A. Aaron <Somethingiswrong33@msn.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 07:47:39 (PDT)


I am a recent neighbor and friend of Bill Law(2nd Bn. 397th Inf. 100th Div.). I was born in 1943 and have always had a moderate interest in the history of WW II. Until I met Bill, I had always thought that the highlights of the war in Europe consisted of the Italian Campaign, the Normandy Invasion, the liberation of Paris, the battle of the bulge, etc. I had never heard of the Vosges Moountains Campaign of Oct. 1944-Jan. 1945, but, I have now thanks to him. I was an Army helicopter pilot in Viet Nam in 1969, and you all have my respect and gratitude. Thanks guys!
Jim Baker <baycur@aol.com>
Greensboro, NC USA - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 11:02:30 (PDT)


DWIGHT L. RAWLINSON- 100TH DIV. 399TH INF. COMPANY K SER.# 38 682 105 PFC. BAR RIFLEMAN WOUNDED FRANCE DEC 10, 1944
DWIGHT L. RAWLINSON <trav_rawafrc HOTMAIL>
WACO, TX USA - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 11:40:14 (PDT)


AN EXCELLENT WEBSITE-THE 100TH WAS A GREAT DIVISION WHAT WAS REALLY USEFUL TO ME WAS THE PRECISE AND CLEAR ORGANIZATION CHART SHOWING REGT,BATTLN--ETC ALL WITH NUMBER OF MEN--i HAVE BEEN LOOKINGFOR THIS FOR SEVERAL MONTHS--THANKS!!
Prof W.A Borowiec <manlyboru@aol.com>
brockport, NY USA - Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 18:07:23 (PDT)


This information is about my dad, 100 div. 399, company k he was a BAR man. Wounded in France Dec. 10 1944.I'm his son Travis Rawlinson Ssgt.301st FW Honor Guard Member. Nas Ft. Worth JRB Texas. MY home phone 254-754-8338
Rawlinson Dwight L. <trav_rawafrc hotmail>
Waco, Tx USA - Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 11:02:33 (PDT)


My father was Leonard Gaskamp who served in the 397th Company L. He was wounded during the Heilbronn battle. My father passed in 1995 with fond memories of serving in the Century Division. If anyone has any information about my father please contact me at tgaskamp@hot1.net. I would greatly appreciate it.
Tom Gaskamp <tgaskamp@hot1.net>
Valley Mills , TX USA - Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 10:39:37 (PDT)


My dad, Crawford T. Barnett served in WWII in the 398th medics. He passed away in 1995 and this site will give me the chance to research his path in the war. I am looking forward to browsing this site.
Brant Barnett <sbbarnett@mindspring.com>
Guntersville, Al USA - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 08:04:23 (PDT)


Ralph Noll: I went overseas with the 100th Divison Co F 397th 2nd Battalion and very proud of being part of the 100th.Iwas wounded twice the same night on Jan.9th at Rimling, Fr. Was taken prisoner, spent a little over 2 months at a Hospital in Heppenhein, Gr. then to Stalag 12A at Limburg Gr. Before my being sent to the 100th Divison I was with the 832nd AAA Battery At Camp Haan, Ca for 1-1/2 yrs. I reasonly came across a Group picture taken in April 1944 of the 832nd Battery "A". I know some went to the 100th. Would like to hear from any of my old friends, cant remember what gun crew section but do remember: Gentry, Glutting, Harmer, Puvis, Dykes,Hamilton,many more. rcnoll@ix.netcom.com.
Ralph C. Noll <rcnoll@ix.netcom.com>
Ventura, CA USA - Saturday, May 27, 2000 at 20:08:02 (PDT)


I was regimental chaplin headquaters 397th. I have preached the memorial sermon at the last two reunions and will be in charge of the memorial service in Louisville. I would be happy to hear from anyone who were members of our 397th choir at Ft Bragg.
Bonner E. Teeter <revtbon@juno.com>
Lubbock, Tx USA - Saturday, May 27, 2000 at 19:38:48 (PDT)


My father was 1st Lt. Roy Gerkovich of Minnesota. Dad passed away about 12 years ago and had often wanted to be part of reunions but never had the info. He served with men of the 442nd JapeneeseAmerican unit. Many of these fine men have contacted me and shared many wonderful comments about Dad. If any other of you men or the 100th knew my Dad it would be an honor to visit with you. Write to: Vance Gerkovich - vikingvanno@webtv.net
Vance Gerkovich <vikingvanno@webtv.net>
W. Palm Beach, FL USA - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 18:52:15 (PDT)


Thanks for the web site. My father was in the 397th 2nd battalion, F company.
Richard Aaron
- Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 21:59:07 (PDT)


On 6 May 00 my wife and I had the honor of spending the day with 2 vets of the 100th(Bill Glazier and Bob Heller) in Bitche. It was an incredible experience spending time with these gentlemen on the actual terrain in which they fought. The words admiration and respect do not do justice to the way we felt as we listened to their stories. My wife and I are both stationed in the Army in Germany; as soldiers, the sacrifice that all the WWII vets made really hits home. We will be returning over the Memorial Day weekend to have dinner with these fine people and to attend the services at the St. Avold cemetery. I would like to thank all of you vets, your sacrifice and sense of duty will never be forgotten.
MSG Frank E. Rand <Frank-JaimyRand@surf1.de>
Mannheim, Germany - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 23:20:35 (PDT)


This weekend we had the honor of attending a tour of combat sites of the 100th Infantry Division in Bitche, France. Our tour leaders were William Glazier and Bob Heller. We cannot find the words to express our most sincere gratitude to these gentlemen. Mr. Glazier has been especially helpful to me (Jaimy) in finding information regarding PFC Robert Hammonds, 397th Infantry Regiment in 1945. The tour was exceptionally good. We were honored to be able to spend time and listen to the experiences of these WWII heroes. We look forward to our next meeting at the end of May and then again in June, when we re-dedicate Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, Germany to PFC Robert M. Hammonds. To plagiarize Tom Brokaw's words, these gentlemen are truly members of "the Greatest Generation." Sincerely, Jaimy & Frank Rand
Frank & Jaimy Rand <Frank-JaimyRand@surf1.de>
Mannheim, Germany - Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 10:29:49 (PDT)


cool war
Thomas Eklund <86thoekl@skola.vindeln.se>
Vindeln, Sweden - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 23:40:31 (PDT)


Came from ASTP in March l944 to Co L 397 Capt Early and assigned to 1st platoon Lt Franklin was wwith the co.except for hospital visits to our discharge in Jan l946.I hope things turned out well for all. Came from ASTP in March l944 to Co L Capt Early and servedin 1st platoon with Lt Franklin went back to states with same co.I hope life worked out well for all.
James P Regan <pregan@iopener.net>
Pt Jefferson, , NY - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 10:43:47 (PDT)


Came from ASTP in March l944 to Co L 397 Capt Early and assigned to 1st platoon Lt Franklin was wwith the co.except for hospital visits to our discharge in Jan l946.I hope things turned out well for all. Came from ASTP in March l944 to Co L Capt Early and servedin 1st platoon with Lt Franklin went back to states with same co.I hope life worked out well for all.
James P Regan <pregan@iopener.net>
Pt Jefferson, , NY - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 10:43:46 (PDT)


Came from ASTP in March l944 to Co L 397 Capt Early and assigned to 1st platoon Lt Franklin was wwith the co.except for hospital visits to our discharge in Jan l946.I hope things turned out well for all. Came from ASTP in March l944 to Co L Capt Early and servedin 1st platoon with Lt Franklin went back to states with same co.I hope life worked out well for all.
James P Regan <pregan@iopener.net>
Pt Jefferson, , NY - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 10:43:45 (PDT)


My letter was published in the latest edition of the Century newsletter. Thank you to all vets which wrote to me and wich are supporting my efforts to collect informations and pictures concerning the battle in and aroud RAON L'ETAPE in Nov.44. Each letter will receive an appropriate answer, please don't worry if I need any time to do it... Please continue to help me by sending pictures, private experiences you lived in our forests (Snow - treebursts - schuminen !). Best regards. Lionel HUMBERT.
Lionel HUMBERT <B.P.44>
Badonviller, FRANCE - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 05:12:26 (PDT)


please help with info. on john brown of jefferson,city mo.service number 37632204. iknow he was in the battle of the bulge, had a friend named dan jones. i have little knowlage of internet, and have a despert need to find out more about my fathers service days. he died in a house fire in 1984.please help if possible.
rhonda e. richards
success 65570, mo. u.s.a. - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 09:36:21 (PDT)


i need help finding info. about my father. he was in the bulge. his name was john
rhonda richards
success, mo. usa - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 09:18:35 (PDT)


Click on http://www.bonechi.it/ for a great view of the fortress of Bitche. These book photos enlarge so click on the photo itself. My father fought next to the tower in the Selestat book in the Colmar Pocket with 36th infantry division. Sincerely, Greg Underwood (Go to France and Gold Books once in website)
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 09:55:51 (PDT)


Dear Veterans / friends As a WW2 documentalist I have the honour to write a small historical brochure regarding a specific area in Northern France; WEST of the VOSGES MOUNTAINS. I'm still trying to locate first-hand information and original photographs relating to the following area / places: HAUTE MARNE / HAUTE SAONE REGIONS; LANGRES / BOURBONNE / MONTIGNY / EPINAL / CHAUMONT Any kind ofm information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you nijmegen1944@hotmail.com
MARNIX VERSTEEGH <NIJMEGEN1944@HOTMAIL.COM>
NIJMEGEN, HOLLAND - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 12:47:00 (PDT)


Every day I wake up in the morning and see so many things I take for granted. Because of you I am free and there are so many ways I can thank all of the men who served in World War 2. So I proudly stand up next to you and defend her still today, no doubt about it I love this land, god bless the U.S.A. Thank you so much. John Phillips
John Phillips <sonic74762@aol.com>
Germantown, OH United States - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 18:57:42 (PDT)


you have a very good site,thanks to all of you that served in ww2 for what you did to keep this country free for us we owe you a debt that can never be repaid,i was in the korean war so i know that you all gave so muck for our freedom so thanks and god bless all of you and your families walter
walter peterson <wwppwp@planttel.net>
folkston, ga us - Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 17:26:32 (PDT)


I'm a proud member of company "L" 397th!
James N. Carlisle <none>
Peoria, IL USA - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 18:45:09 (PDT)


Allways check your great web-site whatever happened in the springtime 1945. I live near Heilbronn at this small village JAGSTFELD. I heard from my parents what happened in this area. Took also notice of that photo taken on the 5th of April 1945 in front of a house/barn nearby. Some members of the E-company 398 Infantry Regiment hanging around this building. My question is are there somebody still alive who'll be stepping into JAGSTFELD at those times.
Huber, Andreas <huber-dres@t-online.de>
jagstfeld, x germany - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 15:23:47 (PDT)


This is a follow-up to my earlier e-mail. Dad (Joe C. Stall) was with M co., 398th from the time they entered the ETO until he was captured at Heilbronn on 4-4-45. I recently learned that he had a camera with him until the attacks on the forts at Bitche. Evidently, he dropped his pack while in the attack, and when they were brought back up, he could not find his own ruck sack. I assume some other soldier got his. If anyone happens to have pictures that were taken during this time with a similar story attached to them, I would surely be interested in obtaining copies. Thanks.
Doug Stall <dougstall@earthlink.net>
Tulsa, OK USA - Monday, April 24, 2000 at 09:16:33 (PDT)


Seeking info on Capt. Carl Aschoff, MAC
Fred Sage <fsagebldr@cs.com>
- Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 20:10:41 (PDT)


Looking for information on my great-uncle Sargeant William R Gilmour, member of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Division, Company L. He was killed in action on December 19, 1944. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Colin Boyle <cgboyle@aol.com>
Nutley, NJ US - Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 14:43:10 (PDT)


I have a recommendation of two excellent books to read especially for those of us of the baby boomer generation or later. Tom Brokaw has written both books. "The Greatest Generation" Which I read and opened My eyes to the hardships faced by the WW2 generation. The other book also by Brokaw contains letters from GI's during the war era. My sister read it and said it was better than the first one. Put these on your "must read" list. enjoy!
Richard Ding <laurian86@juno.com>
Easton, PA USA - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 18:19:50 (PDT)


My dad, Joaquim "Jack" Marques, was in Co. H, 397th Infantry. He was awarded the Silver Star. For years, I have been trying to get information about the citation that accompanied the medal, or any other info. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who remembers him. He was Portuguese, and at the time he was drafted, spoke very little English.
Marie Marques Bravo <msmbravo@aol.com>
MD USA - Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 18:29:46 (PDT)


My recent inquiry about former squad members listed an incorrect area code for my phone number. It should be (912)-598-4930.
Sal Miceli <Eleuthera@webtv.net>
savannah, Ga. U.S.A. - Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 04:38:36 (PDT)


We have had an inquiry from Major Jaimy Rand who is stationed in Mannheim, Germany. He has noted that one of the barracks is named for PFC Robert Hammonds of G Co. 397th Regiment, who earned a Silve Star in Heilbronn in April 1945. The Military would like to place a new bronze plaque near the flagpole in his honor for the 55th anniversay of his heroic deed. Major Rand would like to contact anyone from his family or any one of his former buddies. Please contact him at RANDJ@hq.usacce.army.mil
Robert Tessmer <RTess32@aol.com>
Dearborn, MI US - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 08:32:40 (PDT)


I served in the 373rd Field Artillery Bat. A during the 100th while it served in Europe. I am a proud member of Sons of Bitche.
William E. Richardson (Rich) <drich5857@aol.com>
Macon, Ga. USA - Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 10:02:27 (PDT)


ARGEL TALKINGTON I SERVED WITH THE 397TH CO.F FROM FORT JACKSON UNTIL I WAS WOUNDED AT RIMLING.I HAD ENOUGH POINTS TO COME STATE SIDE. IN DEC.1945 WITH THE 36INF.DIV.DOES ANYONE HAVE A WEB SITE FOR THE 36TH DIV.I WOULD APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.E- MAIL ADDRESS IS[argel25@aol.com] THANK YOU--DOC TALKINGTON
ARGEL TALKINGTON <argel25@aol.com>
ontario, ca usa - Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 20:44:32 (PDT)


Excellent website, and a fitting tribute to the officers and men of the 100th Infantry Division! I am beginning to attempt to trace the service of my late Father, Horace Justice Stepp, Jr. of High Point, N.C. who served in the 100th. Apparently his service records were destroyed by fire in the St.Louis repository. I recollect him telling me he was wounded by a German 88 round, and recovered in Nuremburg. I am unsure of his regiment, and many other details. Would welcome any information anyone might know and offer about him.
Jeff H. Stepp <TransYadkin@yahoo.com>
Catawba, NC USA - Wednesday, April 12, 2000 at 03:55:56 (PDT)


I was in "A" Company, 399th Inf. Reg. Joined the Div. in spring of '44, went overseas and was wounded (France) during first month of combat. I am interested in attending nearby conventions or gettogethers and in contacting other Div. members.
Brewster A. Schoch <brewmar1@juno.com>
Sun City Center, FL USA - Monday, April 10, 2000 at 14:16:46 (PDT)


Web site is very good and I wish to thank the ones who did all the work on it.
Gilbert C. Cranmer <MargueriteSingh@aol.com>
Edison, NJ Middlesex - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 21:22:32 (PDT)


Dear Sirs, You might like to check out the "Discussion area forum," of the 36th infantry division website for great maps of Alsace - detailed. The 100th was a great divison! GregColmar@hotmail.com
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo United States - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 08:00:54 (PDT)


Dear Sirs, My father, Stephen A. Underwood, Jr., was with the 824th Tank Destroyer batallion. He was switched to infantry in the 36th division and hit by mortars at Selestat, France. I just noticed the 824th Tank Destroyer batallion fought alongside the 100th infantry division. Any tank destroyer men from the 824th out there? If not, how about tank destroyer - 100th infantry division stories some might like to share. Please contact at GregColmar@hotmail.com
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo USA - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 13:22:22 (PDT)


SoftbaIl247...this 17 year old young man is doing a school project on combat medics. He is looking for information about their activities, and their feelings while in combat. I have sent him some information. He may need more Glenn Vladimer, 399th medics
Glenn Vladimer <rozglenn@aol.com>
Boca Raton, Fl. - Monday, April 03, 2000 at 06:02:51 (PDT)


My father, Sam Dunlap, served in the 397th, Company D. He would like to hear from anyone who served with him.
india carroll <indiac@bayou.com>
- Sunday, April 02, 2000 at 15:03:26 (PDT)


If any one from M Co. 399th is looking for or knows Roland E. Tuttle he is alive and well living in Kittery ME. Roland is my next door neighbor and I think the world of him. He speaks of his military days often and those who were with him by name. Roland was a Tech Sgt. at the time he was wounded on 1 January 44, his unit was working their way torwards Bitche. He was shot by a German Artillery Officer. This web page is exceptional and worth visiting over and over. Thank you J.G. Crossley Jr.
Roland E. Tuttle <OHRSPAHER@aol.com>
Kittery, ME USA - Sunday, April 02, 2000 at 00:40:45 (PST)


Am still anxious to contact any or all of the following former members of my 81mm mortar squad(Company D 397th Infantry Regement heavy weapons platoon). Arthur Clifton,Bill Komar,Paul Petro,Anthony D'Aveta. If not on the internet contact me at (941)598-4930.
Sal Miceli <Eleuthera@webtv.net>
Savannah, Ga. U.S.A. - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 07:07:56 (PST)


My father-in-law (Bobby Hammond)was in the 397th company "K" He is looking for anyone that that remembers him.The following is a list of MEN that I need help in finding. 1.Eugene Brewster 2.Homer Reece (smokey) 3.Joe Cebula 4.Lawrence Tanner 5.Lovern Smith 6.Fyfe If you know any of these names,are where in company "K" 397th. Please email STUARTSPEARS b>
stuart spears <stuartspears@aol.com>
macon, ga - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 05:56:57 (PST)


Looking for info on Milford T. Kuykendall's activities. A member of Company A 398th Infantry. Saw action in Northern France GO 33WD 45 and Rhineland GO 40 WD 45. Mortar Gunner 67. Received wounds in European Theater 14 Dec 44
Stephen W. Kuykendall <sandrkuykendall@mindspring.com>
Fort Payne, AL United States - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 19:38:28 (PST)


I am trying to help a friend get information on her Father In Law who was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in Germany during WWI in the 100th Division 399th Infantry. His name is Cpl. Boyd Radscal Pike. Please email me at cruth@mindspring.com if anyone knew him. Thank You!
Cindy <cruth@mindspring.com>
Tallapoosa, GA - Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 19:05:03 (PST)


My father William Sr. was always very proud of his service with the Anti Tank Co,398 regiment of the 100th Inf Div. When he passed away in 1992 I buried his Combat Infantry Badge and the division patch with him. Your web site is a fitting tribute to the veterns and their families, thank you!
William J Gundersdorf Jr.
Hackettstown, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 18:44:06 (PST)


What a great site. I was reviewing emails from others and found one from Rizzo. His father was with my dad on 4 April 45 on Castle Hill outside Heilbronn when they were captured. Dad (Joe C. Stall) was a machine gunner with Company M, 398th. I am going to email Rizzo. If anyone else served with Dad or has information about the patrol that went up that hill, please email me. Great site Kit.
Doug Stall <dougstall@earthlink.net>
Tulsa, OK USA - Monday, March 20, 2000 at 15:18:23 (PST)


My father, Sgt. Donald Kauffman, was in Co. H, 398 Reg. - veteran of WWII in France and Germany.
Bary Kauffman <BEKauffman@home.com>
Dublin, CA USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 09:37:45 (PST)


Does anyone know of a L.B. White, originally from Lansdowne,PA? Was in E co, 399th, 4th platoon, as was I Jim "Storjie" Storjohann email Jstor@willinet.net
James Storjohann <jstor@willinet.net>
Marshalltown, IA USA - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 07:02:04 (PST)


My great-uncle served in the 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. His name was Private Lindsey E. Howell. He was killed in action on November 14, 1944 somewhere near Heasbourg Gap. If anyone knew him I would like to hear from you.
Randy Risner <risner@lightspeed.net>
Kingsburg, CA - Sunday, March 12, 2000 at 18:32:53 (PST)


Excellent site. Thanks for all the had work putting it together. My father-in-law served in Company L, 397th Inf. Battalion. I will send him this URL in hopes he might be interested.
Kerry Gaber <kerry@garybrown.com>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 08:12:54 (PST)


Congratulations on a great webpage and thank you for all of the work you've done on it! I saw a comment in a veteran's website guestbook from a fellow who'd just read that new WWII novel, "THE TRIUMPH AND THE GLORY" and recommended it highly. Always eager to read about military history, I got a copy from barnesandnoble.com and thought it was just terrific. The novel offers a fascinating passage through WWII, while telling a stirring story of courage and dedication to doing what is right, no matter what the cost. I was happy to have been told about the book, so I'm passing on the word whenever I visit a veteran's website. But enough about that, my only suggestion for your page is to add more of the kind of stuff you already have. If something isn't broke it doesn't need fixing. Keep up the good work!
Gary <Knox1961@aol.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 20:27:06 (PST)


I'm looking for anyone who knew my father-in-law Joseph Trovato. He was in 399th Headquarters Company 100th Infantry Division between 1943 and 1945
Kevin J. Conklin <kevcongh@aol.com>
Gig Harbor, WA USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 19:36:44 (PST)


I am researching a book on my Uncle, former 2nd Lt. Harry W. Arbegast, 3rd Platoon, M Company, 3rd Battalion, 398th Inf. Reg., 100th Div. who was captured in Heilbronn, Germany on 4.4.45. Have cofirmed the identities of about half the men with him at the time, most of whom were from the 398th's K Company, including Lt. Al Rizzo, John Plamp, Robert Peters, Frank Doran and Edward Trutter. Anyone with additional information on the Heilbronn capture, or who may remember my uncle from M Company, is asked to please contact me at your earliest convenience. Am also looking for information about the 'Army Show', a recruiting tour in which my uncle was involved, as well as info on then ASTP, a bunch of whom were apparently under his command when they went to the ETO.
Randy K. King <rking@cityofhbg.com>
Harrisburg , PA USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 11:02:10 (PST)


I enjoyed your web page very much.I wish to thank all the soliders of WWII they gave so much. Can someone tell me were I might find some history on the 30TH Inf.Div.
Steve Reagon <bandit19@famvid.com>
athens, ill - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 08:08:35 (PST)


THERE IS A PHOTO IN THE "OCCUPATION" SITE SHOWING THE RED CROSS "DOUGHNUT DOLLIES". DOES ANYONE KNOW THE GI IN THE MIDDLE. HE LOOKS LIKE MY HUSBAND DID AT 18 WHILE IN GERMANY WITH THE 100TH.
KITTY ROONEY <KROONEY138@AOL.COM>
AMBLER, PA USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 19:14:57 (PST)


I was assigned to "G" Company 398th Regiment as an Infantry Replacement in May of 1945. The CO assigned me to the 4th Platoon Mortar section. Is there anyone out there from that outfit? The company was stationed about 10/15 miles from Stuttgart in the small town of Endersbach. The group I came into "G" Co. with was transferred to the 15th Inf. Reg. 3rd Inf. Div. in Oct.1945. Would be interested in hearing from anyone that was in "G" Co. mortar section or anyone from the group that went to the 3rd Div. There are several names I remember; Trefethern, Denton, Hirams, Pratt and Crowley. Any info on these Men?
Richard Simmons <Rfsim26@aol.com>
Westfield, MA USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 17:36:22 (PST)


Neat website!
Jack M. Gulley <JackGulley@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 19:30:07 (PST)


THANKS
Chris Aswegan <christopheraswegan@msn.com>
Solon, IA Johnson - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 18:12:50 (PST)


I am trying to reach Patrick (Pat) Rooney who listed his e-mail address as KR138@AOL.com My father was also at Wingen with the A Company under the same circumstances. Please write to me, Mr Rooney, at kravetssh@hotmail.com Linda
Linda Kravets <kravetssh@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 17:58:33 (PST)


To learn more about the unselfish contributions the men and women of this country made during WWII, many veterans have shared their experiences with me which I have written into short biographies. I am not a reporter or an author but just a young person who realizes and appreciates the sacrifices that were made to give us what we have today. If anyone in the South Central region of Pennsylvania would like to share their experiences, please conmtact me via e-mail or call me at 717-632-8077, ask for Joe Kaehler.
Joseph Kaehler <kaehler@cvn.net>
Hanover, PA USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 19:06:26 (PST)


I am interested in hearing from anyone who may have information about the 398th, 3rd Battalion, Company M and unit member Lt. Harry Arbegast. Am working on a book about him and need information about his capture on 4.4.45 on Castle Hill, northeast of Heilbronn, and the subsequent march he made to Hof? Austria. I am also interested in finding out more information about the 100th Division's recruiting "War Show" from the early 40's, as well as the ASTP program. Lt. Arbegast trained and commanded a unit of ASTPers. I can be reached at (717)255.3040 day, and (717)238.2453. My Uncle Harry is alive and relatively well, and very interested in speaking with any of his fellow troops.
Randy King <rking@cityofhbg.com>
harrisburg, pa usa - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 09:30:19 (PST)


I am looking to get in touch with anybody that was in the drum & bugle corp in fort bragg from all three regmts and div arty.Am trying to get in touch with Bob liska formerly of park ridge.
richard christensen <r242@microd.com>
portrichey, fl usa - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 17:41:24 (PST)


I am the granddaughter of SGT Walter E. "Wally" PRESCHER. He was in the 399th "Bravo" Company. Captured in 1 JAN 1945, sent to Stalog 4B, Mulberg (Bitche Area), Germany. Liberated on 23 May 1945. I am hoping to find someone who know him, someone that might have been in his company, or someone who know him at Stalog 4B. His 80th birthday is this year and our family is planning a wonderful, surprise filled weekend for him. This information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to the people who have created this web page for keeping history alive, so that we never forget the heros of the 100th Division. Thank you so very much. Gena Wood
Gena Kay PRESCHER WOOD <JNGKWOOD@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 13:39:14 (PST)


What an absolutely great web site. I was a member of the 374th Field Artillery Battalion.
Edward J. Lash DDS <EL5415>
Akron, OH - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 12:44:58 (PST)


I found your website very usefull in making my report on the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you
Corrina Nicole Lili'uokalani Joaquin <kuuip607@hotmail.com>
Amstenrade, Holland The Netherlands - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 02:49:20 (PST)


My father served with the 399th. He will be delighted to see your website. Thank You!
James McGregor <jmcg48@foxinternet.net>
Bothell, WA USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 09:04:49 (PST)


My dad (Bill Joiner) served in the 100th Division, Company F 398th Regiment, we are looking for info about this time and this division. Very good Site! He served from March 44 until June 46.
Tracy Grenda <tgrenda@wk.net>
Mayfield, KY US - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 09:43:18 (PST)


Did anyone out there know my dad, Peter Cheschi (1st Sgt Peter NMI Cheschi, 6134815, 925th FA Bn)? He was certified a Century Division Ranger on January 27, 1944. He died on July 23, 1987 and I miss him so very much. If anyone has any information about him, please feel free to contact me.
Paula Nowell <nowellp@tingle.net>
Ridge Manor, FL USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 18:45:01 (PST)


Congratulations on a great web site! My Dad, John J. Barry III, served with the 398th (Medical Detachment) until he was wounded at Heilbronn. Dad died in 1980, before I was smart enough to ask questions about his experiences. As fate would have it, I am now assigned to Headquarters US European Command in Stuttgart. I plan to take my 2 sons with me on a terrain walk in Heilbronn and other places (gotta go to Bitche too)this spring. Anybody with any suggestions on what to look for - or who might have information on my father - please contact me. (Email: BMBarry@compuserve.com) Thanks! Bill Barry
Bill Barry <BMBarry@compuserve.com>
Stuttgart, Germany - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 13:35:10 (PST)


More information about Patch Barracks and Panzer Kasserne. Who conqueredthem? Us or the French. Were there any Whermacht troops still there or had they all split before we got there?
William R. Guettler <Baguettler@yahoo.com>
Whittier, ca USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 15:33:47 (PST)


CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS ENTRY CONCERNING PFC CHARLES L. REEVES. HE LANDED BY SHIP "GEORGE WASHINGTON" AT MARSEILLE, FRANCE. WOUNDS HE RECEIVED IN BATTLE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE, NOT GERMANY AS PREVIOUSLY STATED. CONNIE SCHNEIDER, HIS DAUGHTER.
CONNIE SCHNEIDER <BUCK55@EVANSVILLE.NET>
- Friday, February 11, 2000 at 20:19:16 (PST)


IN ADDITION TO A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION WANTED BY PFC CHARLES L. REEVES OF THE 100TH DIVISION, I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE THE FOLLOWING INFO ABOUT HIM IN CASE ANYONE ELSE MAY REMEMBER SERVING WITH HIM. HE WAS FIRST SHIPPED FROM HIS HOME IN MT. VERNON, INDIANA TO FT. BENJAMINAN HARRIS, INDIANA, TO CAMP HAHN IN THE ANTI-AIRCRAFT, THEN TO CAMP CARSON, COLORADO WHEN A.A. WAS DISCONTINUED. THEN ON TO FT. BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA. HE WAS SENT THEN TO THE EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN ON THE "GEORGE WASHINGTON" WHICH LANDED IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE, THEN ON TO GERMANY. ANY CORRESPONDENCE FOR HIM CAN BE SENT TO MY E MAIL. THANK YOU, CONNIE SCHNEIDER AT BUCK55@EVANSVILLE.NET
CONNIE SCHNEIDER <BUCK55@EVANSVILLE.NET>
- Friday, February 11, 2000 at 19:28:45 (PST)


MY FATHER, CHARLES L. REEVES, SERVED IN THE 100TH DIVISION, 397TH INFANTRY, COMPANY I. HE SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN WHERE HE WAS WOUNDED IN BATTLE. I AM SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION FOR AN ARMY BUDDY HE REMEMBERS BEING STATIONED WITH HIM AT CAMP HAHN, CALIFORNIA. THE SOLDIER'S LAST NAME WAS SYKES. HE CAN'T REMEMBER IF HE WAS FROM NORTH OR SOUTH CAROLINA. WE HAVE A PICTURE OF THEM TOGETHER BUT NO FIRST NAME ON IT, ONLY SYKES. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IN 1943. IF ANYONE CAN HELP WITH INFO PLEASE E MAIL ME. OVER THE YEARS, DAD HAS KEPT IN CONTACT WITH WM."BILL" HACKWORTH, ANOTHER ARMY FRIEND, AND ALSO HIS SEARGENT HE WAS WOUNDED WITH, JOE FUNARO, WHO RECENTLY DIED LAST YEAR. DAD WAS PROUD TO HAVE SERVED WITH THE 100TH DIVISION OF THE U.S. ARMY, AND WE, HIS FAMILY, ARE PROUD OF HIM. I WOULD LIKE TO HELP HIM FIND HIS FRIEND IF POSSIBLE, OR PERHAPS HIS FAMILY. THANK YOU, CHARLES' DAUGHTER, CONNIE S.
CONNIE <BUCK55@EVANSVILLE.NET>
- Friday, February 11, 2000 at 19:07:01 (PST)


Hello, We are Elske (15 years old) and Evelien (16 years old) and we are two girls from Dordrecht, the Netherlands. We are doing a research for a schoolassignment about the Liberation in 1945. We have to research the World War II and liberation experiences of civilians and soldiers during the period 1944-1945. We have to interview veterans and survivors. The aim of the project is to assemble an oral history of American and other Allied participation in the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II, as well as the courage and endurance of the Dutch people. If you are a World War II veteran or survivor or if you know a World War II veteran or survivor or if you have got any information that might be useful for the assignment, please let us know by sending us a letter or an e-mail. Also, if you are the editor of a newsletter or if you know a newsletter and if you think we could publish a little ad about our assignment, please let us know as well. Thank you so much. Postal address: Evelien aan de Wiel Wittenstein 183 3328 MV Dordrecht the Netherlands e-mail: LiberationHolland@hotmail.com For more information, please visit: http://brein.nl.fortunecity.com/studie/43
Evelien and Elske <LiberationHolland@hotmail.com>
Dordrecht, Netherlands - Friday, February 11, 2000 at 08:52:32 (PST)


A few months ago I learned my grandfather Clifford "Gunner" Gunder fought in the H Company, 398th reg. 100th infantry. I just want to thank everyone for all their help in helping me and my family to have a better understanding of what he faced daily during the war. I sent out and recieved several letters from the men of H company some did not remember him, some a single story others were his close freinds. Only one matter still remains unclear. My grandfather won a bronze star in Soucht, France on december 3rd, 1944 and we do not know why. I do now he and his platoon were pinned down at one point and several men were recoginized for bravery. I would like anyone who was there or has information to e-mail me and give me an idea of what happen that day. You may remember my grandfather because he drove the chow jeep giving hot meals to the soldiers at the front. Thanks for you time and efforts. Above all thank you for preserving the freedom I sometimes think we take for granted. Keith.
Keith Ringeisen <kardsfan@yahoo.com>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 19:21:47 (PST)


Looking for members of the 398th Med.Det.
Thomas H. Quinlan lll <deda2000>
Summerfield, Fl. U.S.A. - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 12:35:40 (PST)


My name is Jimmy Walker and I am again trying to gain information on my father (James Alton Walker) who served during WWII. It has been almost five months since I have e-mailed the site. Since then I have found out some information about the pictures that I have. I know that my father had a (cib) and on his discharge papers in the specialtiy area it was infantry (745) I am not sure what this means. He also has a presidental citation with cluster in it, along with other ribbons. I know that he was attached to the 3rd infantry 15th reg. probably after the surrender. He was discharged in May 1946 with the first armored division. (Mr. Williams E-mailed me once before with a James Walker who died 5/95 in K company-399, my father passed away 5/92 could this have been a delayed response to the divisonal information office) If any one has any information please e-mail me. Thanks to all the veterans! espically Mr. Williams and Mr. Tessmer for all their help. I also recieved a book for Christmas entitled History of the Century Divison, a great book!
Jimmy Walker <Walkerjd@blomand.net>
McMinnville, TN - Monday, February 07, 2000 at 17:23:06 (PST)


My dad, William Ding served with Company C 325th Combat Engineers. Sadly and unexpectedly he passed away on May 29, 1999. Dad did not speak much of the war, as was the case of many of the war veterans but was very much proud of his service. He wore his Century Division ring with visible pride. He completed Century Division Ranger training and ultimately became the personal driver for the company commander, that being Capt. Lewiston Bagley. He kept in touch with Capt. Bagley for over 50 years till his passing. Dad was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts in locating landmines in the small town of Groetzenbruck, France on Dec. 21-22 1944. I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him or who may have been in the same area. Surely someone whould remember Capt. Bagley. My dad was almost always with him. Because dad never spoke of the war we never realized all that went on over there and the supreme sacrifices that these men made. I have since done alot of research on the 100th Division. I salute each and every one of you. Thank you.
Richard Ding <laurian86@juno.com>
Easton, PA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 21:05:26 (PST)


Just finished "The Final Crisis." You all did a splendid job of editing and annotating it. I cannot believe haow close we came to being surrounded, as a Division. Incredible. Looked for some clue as to why the protagonist was named INGRAM, maybe a nick name for Englar? And tried to figure out which was "THE COMPANY." Maybe Fox? I can see why he might have used fictitious names and and anonomous company, but odds are that every one in the regiment knows who he was talking about. One of these days I'm going to apply for my third battle star. Nice job. Thanks a lot from Frank
Frank Hancock <F2HANCOCK@AOL.COM>
- Friday, February 04, 2000 at 19:29:14 (PST)


Nice Job!!!!!!!
Edgar C Kirsch <edgark@dmci.net>
Tecumseh, MI - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 18:47:47 (PST)


For the second time in a month I am saddened to report that we lost another long-time officer of the 100th Infantry Division Association. Walter A. Backus died January 29, 2000. Walt was a past president on the association and served many years as Membership Chairman and Financial Secretary. We will always remember him and his years of contributions to the association.
Hank Williams <hbw2@rocsoft.net>
Lugoff, SC - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 09:50:57 (PST)


My grandfather Harold "Bummy" Bambargar served with A Co. 397th Infantry Regiment from Dec 44 - thru to the end of the war. He passed away in November 1987. I never knew about his service until recently, when my relatives gave me some of his letters from the war. All I can say is wow!! I never knew. As a third generation infantryman I just wanted to to give a heartfelt thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that your generation did for this country. if anyone knew of my grandfather, please feel free to contact me at mortarman@airborne.infantry.com
Allen Larson <mortarman@airborne.infantry.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 08:32:17 (PST)


Henry Francis Hochevar PFC !00th Div. 398th "G" CO. Henry was awarded the silver star and was killed in action on DEC.4th 1944 in the vicinity of Soucht, France.God bless Henry and all of the many brave boys, how gave their all.I sure would appreciate any information I could get from anyone out there. God bless all of you WW11 guys. Ray
Ray Campbell <raynjean@microconnect.net>
Arnold, Pa USA - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 20:43:26 (PST)


Hi to all the guys who served with my father Joseph J. Sullivan in the 397th inf. 100th division. If anybody remembers him please respond. Maureen Sullivan
Maureen Sullivan <Eiletal@aol.com>
Bryn Mawr, Pa U.S.A. - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 16:10:39 (PST)


Here is a story that reaches across the generations. On November 23, 1999 I posted a message about my father, WILLIAM E. LYMAN, who served in "D" Co. 399th as a heavy machine gunner. He was wounded in Lemberg on December 7, 1944. As a result of this wonderful web site and my posting I received an e-mail message from a veteran who thought he might have known my Dad. We exchanged information and wartime photos. He still wasn't sure if he knew my Dad until he asked if he wore glasses. When I replied, Yes, I received the following message: "Bingo, the glasses and the eyes, I can for sure say I knew your Dad. For a little while my bunk was next to his. ... The night your Dad was wounded was a night to rember. The Germans were giving us hell with their artillery. I heard someone say, 'I'm hit'. It turned out to be your Dad. The medics put a dressing on his wound and he was shipped back. There was only five or six of us that were not wounded out of thirty five. Steve, be proud of your Dad. He was a good soldier who did his job well and never complained". This man who told me this story - - that I never would have heard but for this web site - - is now 77 years old and lives in California and is, to this day, proud of his generation and what they did for their country. His contact and the story that he revealed profoundly moved me. I will never forget. Thanks to you, George, and to the Century Division. Steve Lyman
Steve Lyman <slyman@hrkhl.com>
Indianpolis, IN - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 09:56:41 (PST)


My grandfather was in the 44th infantry division and the 63rd Combat Engineers. He is wanting to re-visit some of the ground they covered through Germany and France. I am looking for information to help us narrow down the specific areas they covered. Any ideas for where to start?!
Cindy West <cynthiab@norman.k12.ok.us>
Norman, OK USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 21:37:27 (PST)


Bill Long from Co B 397 inf passed away Jan 12 Vfw member for many years he had a military funeral sadly mmissed by his family and friends
james j moran <james422@webtv.net>
pittsburgh, pa usa - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 19:26:57 (PST)


please note corrected e-mail address as above
patrick m rooney <krooney138@aol.com>
- Friday, January 28, 2000 at 13:10:56 (PST)


Would like to hear from anyone who served with the 375th FA Bn who has not been in touch with the Society of the Horseshoe.
Fred C. Stockmeier <fstockmeier@juno.com>
Elk Grove Village, IL USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 13:04:02 (PST)


I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE THAT WAS WITH THE 100 DIVISION, 398TH/A. I WAS AT WINGEN AND WAS SENT WITH 5 OTHERS TO TAKE THE WOUNDED BACK TO A FARM HOUSE. FOUND OUT LATER THAT MOST OF MY COMPANY WAS CAPTURED IN THE INTERIM.ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE GUYS.
PATRICK (PAT) ROONEY <KR138@AOL.COM>
AMBLER, PA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 12:56:03 (PST)


Thanks to all who have invested in this site,those present and especially those in the past,who gave ALL. Ray
Ray Campbell <raynjean@microconnect.net>
Arnold, Pa. USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 12:45:03 (PST)


My father served in the 100th Division and was captured at Heilbronn in April 1945.
Robert E. Peters <Repete327@aol.com>
Portland, CT USA - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 19:51:51 (PST)


My uncle, Curtis G. Ford, was in Co A, 399th, and was killed on 11/19/44 when he was just 17. Is there any one out there who might have know him. He was from Grubbs, AR. I would like to know about the battle he was in when he was killed.
Jack Ford <jford@piggott.net>
Rector, AR USA - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 05:52:13 (PST)


MY DAD,CLARENCE CAMPAGNA,WAS IN THE CENTURY DIV. COMPANY H WHEN IT WAS ACTIVATED AT CAMP JACKSON IN 1942. HE AND HIS TWIN BROTHER,DONALD,WERE COLOR BEARERS. ANYONE KNOWING HIM PLEASE CONTACT ME.HE WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO HEAR FROM YOU
jerry ccampagna <jcamp41041@aol.com>
columbia, sc USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 19:46:22 (PST)


I really enjoyed this site, as it is the first time I have found anything on the web with any information concerning the 925th FA Bn. If anyone has any information on this unit please advise. I have unit pictures for all batterys, forward observer units and cook sections. My father, William Rudolph (Rudy) Evans was a Tec-5 with the 105mm Short Rounders
Joel S. Evans <Warlordsix6six@hotmail.com>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 11:14:46 (PST)


Have MANY photos, WILL send when scanner is fixed. These men, ALL OF THEM, deserve to be RECOGNIZED. Grandpa passed away this past year, and I have inherited some GREAT photos, and one pretty good story...(He never said much about the war, even though I questioned him countless times. Then one day grandpa was sitting and rocking with my little sister. For some reason he told her how he got his Bronze Star. She had asked about it ..."Grandpa, how did you get that bronze star?"(he had never told me). They kept rocking,and after a few minutes he asked her EAGERLY, "Well,DON'T you want to KNOW ?".( HE TOLD HER!!!! )....Anyway, I was looking for a " The society of the Sons Of Bitche " card, I want a better copy than the one left in his 'war wallet'.He carried it around for 50 years, I think it meant alot to him and I am looking for a better preserved copy to frame and hang up. Would appreciate any help..THANKS AGAIN-YOU GUYS TAKE CARE...' A DEVOTED AND THANKFULL GRANDSON and Veteran'........
Ryan J Young, Grandson of Jacob T. Vartti, Michigan <dew00@msn.com>
houston, tx USA - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 04:04:30 (PST)


MY GRANDFATHER SERVED IN THE 100TH DIVISION,398TH COMPANY G, HIS NAME WAS SHERMAN P. GREY. SADLY TO SAY HE PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY THAT KNEW HIM.
MATTHEW PERDUE <MP@TRIADENG.COM>
ASHFORD, WV BOONE - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 09:14:28 (PST)


I'm sorry to report that our secretary, newsletter editor and tireless worker for the 100th Infantry Division Association, Marvin Alpert passed away January 5th, 2000. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.
Hank Williams <hbw2@rocsoft.net>
Lugoff, SC USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 03:45:15 (PST)


I've been searching for years for a buddy rom my Regiment, Sgt. Marvin L. Rambo, 398th, 3rd Battalion. His last known address is 546 S. McDonough St., Montgomery, Alabama. Does anyone have any info on Marvin?
Dante Lozzi <ilozzi@earthlink.net>
Toms River, NJ United States - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 08:00:01 (PST)


My grandfather, Edgar J. Lewis, served with Company E, 397th Infantry at Fort Jackson, and completed Ranger Training while assigned to that unit. In late 1943, he was reassigned to the 180th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division, and served in combat in Italy with them. I would very much appreciate if anyone with information about his service in the 100th or his Ranger training would contact me at eric@ultraprise.com.
Eric Lewis <eric@ultraprise.com>
Shepherdstown, WV - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 06:30:51 (PST)


I am happy to find this website. My father Phil Marsh served in the 100 th as a Military Policeman in WW2. I have many photos that he took in North Africa and Europe. I am very interested in learning all I can about his unit. Dad passed on in 1995 and while I loved to hear his stories of the war,I did not listen close enough to all of them. Would like to hear from anyone who might remember dad.Some of the names I remember him speaking of were George Fedor, Fostina Cantu, and alvin J. Tropp.......Mark Marsh
Mark Marsh <marsh2@telenet.net>
Fort Plain, NY USA - Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 17:07:22 (PST)


My Father is George W. Minkler (NY) of the 397th, 2nd Battalion and was a Master Sargent. Any of you gentlemen who would like to contact him please use my e-mail address or write me at 8950 Parrish Ave. Highland, IN 46322. This is truly a wonderful web site which does honor to the dead and the living.
Robert L. Minkler <rminkler01@aol.com>
Highland, IN USA - Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 16:42:41 (PST)


Fantastic Web Site. My father was in the 100th Signal Co.
Al Kahrs <alankahrs@aol.com>
Blythewood, SC US - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 16:42:43 (PST)


My father, Lewis W. Smith, served in the 100th Div, 398th Reg.,Service Company. He came home in late 1945 on the Victory ship SS Altoona. Does anyone know where I could get information or a photograph of this ship.
Wayne Smith <smith_w@losalamos.com>
Los Alamos, NM USA - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 20:45:28 (PST)


my dad was the 100th and fought at bitche for some time i have been looking for someone who may have known him,he pass away whe i was young. his name was james t calvert some called him grasshopper and was from ky my aunt told me he had a little dog which was killed at bitche.i am starting a book and if any want to help you can call me at 252 336 4798 to find out more about it or email me
jimmy calvert <mouse01@www.college.com>
elizbath city, nc - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 08:00:28 (PST)


I sure enjoy reading th 100th Infantry Division Assoc. News. I was in the 3rd battalion company "m".
Eugene F. Weiand <gbweiand@juno.com>
White Bear Lake, MN USA - Monday, December 27, 1999 at 06:00:24 (PST)


The site gets better each time I visit,keep up this great work.I was with the Div from Dec.1942 through Dec. 1945 in Communications Platoon of Hdq Co 2nd Bn. 397 Inf. I am trying to locate a few of our buddies who were in Hdqs Co.Any one who was in the Co please contact me at my E Mail address. I am looking to get in contact with an Ed Clark who was with us in combat Ed if you read this drop me a line Frank FarrellThanks
Frank J Farrell <ffarrell@juno.com>
Dumont, NJ USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 21:47:24 (PST)


I'm interested in getting into contact with anyone who served with my grandfather, Edgar James Lewis. He served as a Ranger with the 397th in the Naples-Fogges (sp?) campaign. He passed away over 20 years ago and I never had a chance to know him. If anyone knows of him or the Ranger group he served with, I'd love to hear from you. Please contact me at eric@ultraprise.com
Eric J. Lewis <eric@ultraprise.com>
Shepherdstown, WV USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 19:17:08 (PST)


My dad, Marvin Vande Lune, served in the 397th regiment. He never discussed too much about his experiences until he began vacationing with old army buddies. I'm very proud of what he did. He passed away this last August, I'm just glad it wasn't in Nazi Germany.
Daniel Vande Lune <gohawks@lisco.com>
Pella, IA USA - Friday, December 24, 1999 at 08:39:31 (PST)


Thank you for all veterans which wrote to me and support my efforts to write the story of the liberartion of Raon l'Etape and villages all around. I wish you all a merry Christmas and happy new Year. I have an historical question for you all : 25 centurymen were considered as "missing in action" at the end of Nov.1944 (15 from 399, 1 from 398, 9 from 397). What means "M.I.A." ? Were they captured by german troops ? Are they killed soldiers which bodies were never discovered, "known but to god" ? Who knew one of them ? I would appreciate to receive testimonies on this subject, pictures from "M.I.A.". I intend to insert in the next edition of "town-newsletter" from Raon to inquire into forgotten graves and try to clear all destinies. Thank you for your support.
Lionel HUMBERT
France - Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at 00:55:39 (PST)


Great site. An honor to those who forged history serving in the magnificent 100th.
Brian Vowinkel <bvowinkel@mba2000.hbs.edu>
Boston, MA US - Monday, December 20, 1999 at 13:40:39 (PST)


My Grandfather was a Sgt. in WWII. He was a member of Company M 397 regimen of the 100th infantry Army Rangers. His name is Jacinto (Joe) Lores. He passed away last January and I have begun to research his millitary accomplishments. I wish to know as much as possible concerning the battle he fought in. I know he was shot in the chest by a sniper and was in a hospital for three months. I do not know much more than that. A friend told me about this website and I hope someone will read this and be able to guide me in the right direction of where to research. I am 22 and never talked to my Grandfather about the war. Anyone who can help I would appreciate it. Thank You.
David Macca <dmac42@hotmail.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 11:48:56 (PST)


my grandfather, Nicholas Malarchik, served in the 100th Infantry, and has told me some stories of the battles and tactics that were used, and i wrote an A plus report on it all, and I would like to say thank you to him and the rest of the 100th for giving your all to our great nation, and helping keep it and others free of oppression.
Andrew Malarchik <mcklachik@hotmail.com>
Yerington, NV USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 23:47:50 (PST)


What a great web page. I just found it. Joined the 100th at Ft. Bragg from ASTP 'The Citadel'. Joined Btry. C, 925th FA and was part of that Btry thru the war. Was an Instrument Cpl in the Detail Section and was east of Lemberg on FO duty when operation NORDWIND began. Actually saw a platoon of Germans march up the Bitche/Lemberg railroad and pass us going to Lemberg. We pulled back to Lemberg and was there when it was heavily shelled. Kentuck "Lawrence Thornberry" picked us up in a jeep the next afternoon in Lemberg. The Battery had left St.Louis bei Bitche and was in Montbronn. The web page is wonderful. Keep up the good work.
Mel J. Helmich <MelHel74@hotmail.com>
Mount Vernon, OH USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 09:37:12 (PST)


Co L 399th
Alex J. Lapa <skull1944@aol.com>
Enfield , Ct USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 08:10:58 (PST)


My grandfather served in the 100th during WWII. Thanks for setting this up to honor those that proudly served our country.
Carla Warner
Statesville, NC USA - Friday, December 17, 1999 at 17:37:10 (PST)


My Dad....Alexander Joseph Lapa....was a soldier in the 399th infantry divison.....His nickname during his service years was.....SKULL....My Dad is my HERO...if it was not for him and men like my Dad we would not live as we do today....My Mom and my Dad are still with us today....and my children love to hear Daddy talk about his life during the war....when you realize that my Dad and 99% of the men who served with him were just kids themselves and they put their lives on the line to protect their familes and their unborn children...and my children ...the concept is totally awesome......i my self can`t watch the ww2 movies as i see my Dad every where...a young man of 18....away from all his loved ones ....knowing death was at every step...but still my Dad and men like my Dad faced that threat every day...i have a 13 year old son and i hope he never has to go through what my Dad did.....But if it does come to that i can only hope and pray that he faces each day as my Dad did...standing strong and proud in the face of death...I salute all the men through our history who have fought for their familes and their country...may they be thrice blessed in heaven...I am so proud of my Dad.....
Andrea Lapa-LeClair <arra4@aol.com>
enfield, ct the good ole USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 18:37:42 (PST)


I have asked my father pfc John Collins for further information about the inquiry I posted several days ago. My Father John Collins was a medic in the 399th. He was not exactly sure of which companies he served with possibly E and F companies. His Twin Brother, Captain Joseph Collins served in an 81mm mortar unit in the Third Regiment. Any information would be appreciated. My earlier posting also has a wrong E-Mail address.
paulcollins <kpcollins@gateway.net>
larchmont, n.y. USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 21:24:50 (PST)


Co L 399th
Alex J Lapa <skull1944>
Enfield, Ct USA - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 17:22:32 (PST)


To Storgi: Do you know a Sgt. Achatz, Mortimer, or Lt. Verrill. 3rd Platoon E. Co 399th
Glenn Vladimer <Rozglenn@aol.com>
Boca Raton, Fl - Thursday, December 16, 1999 at 07:36:43 (PST)


My father was in the 100th and is still recieving your news letter. I enjoy reading it when visiting him.
earl templeton
- Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 13:53:01 (PST)


I was the 3rd platoon medic of E Co. 399th. You name is not familiar to me. Can you tell me what platoon and squad you were in
Glenn Vladimer <Rozglenn@aol.com>
Boca Raton , Fl USA - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 08:21:40 (PST)


December 14, 1999 Dear I am researching a book entitled World War II Letters by Walter Cronkite, which is a collection of letters from soldiers to their friends and families back home. World War II Letters will have letters from soldiers from every country involved in the Second World War, including the United States, England, France, Japan, Germany, Russia, Canada, Australia, and other countries. The book will be published by Knopf. But we need your letters! Do you have a letter from your father, husband, brother, sister, wife, mother, or friend that you want to share? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please contact me at the following address: Ms. Tracy Quinn Adler & Robin Books, Inc. 3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008 202-986-9275 Fax: 202-986-9485 tquinn@adlerbooks.com www.adlerbooks.com/wwiiletters.html If you are the webmaster of a veterans' site or if you distribute a newsletter, please post this information. If you have any questions about this book, I would be happy to answer them. I really appreciate your help. Without your support, this book wouldn't be possible. Sincerely, Tracy Quinn
Tracy Quinn <tquinn@adlerbooks.com>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 10:20:13 (PST)


Terrific site. I hope to have the photos of Ft.Jackson on line soon. I think I got most of the important sites, except the division flag in the post chapel.
Captain Michael Eugene Flaherty <win01890@aol.com>
Fort Jackson, SC - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 17:28:36 (PST)



William C Braunhardt ( Doc.Dco.397) < allycat88425@aol.com>
clinton, ma usa - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 16:06:44 (PST)


I am David Child's son. My father served in the 398th. If anyone knew him during the war, please contact me. Thanks.
Todd Child <tachild@alltel.net>
Thomaston, Ga United States - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 09:26:53 (PST)


Just found this great web site. Congratulations on job well done. I was with Hq. Hq Btry 898th AAA(AW} Bn. We were attached to the 100th when they landed in France and were with them to the endof the war. Do not recall which Inf Divs were were with. Hq was attached to 100th Div HQ. Is there any one out there who was in the 898th?nWe revereted to the 209th CA AAA Regt, after the war from whiche we were created as a Sep Bn. The 209th is from Rochester N.Y. Would like to hear from former AAA's. Keep up good work. I will return . Jack Fry- jfry@leading.net Jacksonville, Fl 32202 1655hrs
John H. Fry. Jr [Jack] <jfry@leading.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 13:54:53 (PST)


My Father, Pfc. John Collins, a medic and Uncle,Capt.Joseph Collins were Centurymen in 398th &399th regiments. I'd greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may have known them.
paul d. collins <kpcollins@gatenet.com>
larchmont, NY usa - Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 20:35:24 (PST)


I was in Co E, 399th Inf from June of 1944 until the unit split up after ww2. Most guys knew me as "Storjie"
James Storjohann <jstor@willinet.net>
Marshalltown, IA USA - Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 15:33:57 (PST)


The web page is wonderful! I was in Co I, 398th as Plt Ldr then CO. Have been in contact with some unit members and will share news with all who will kindly contact me. Snail mail--223 Richmond St. Sandersville, Ga. 31082
Lloyd C. McNally <JOMAC46@YAHOO.COM>
Sandersville , Ga USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 07:55:09 (PST)


I would like to thank you guys for your valliant efforts to keep democracy. I am only 13 but someday I hope to do the same for you.
Tanner Baggett
- Monday, December 06, 1999 at 09:46:22 (PST)


My father is Lee Russell Cothren. He was in Company L,398th,3rd platoon. He fought in the Battle of Bitche. He was pinned in by snipers soon after in Nov. with an Lieutenant,pvt. and seargent that was killed. He wants to know who they were and where they were from. If anyone knows anything about this please contact me. Thanks
Shirley Roberts <as5872@telepak.net>
natchez, ms usa - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 20:41:49 (PST)


I am so happy to see a site such as this. I am the son of a "Son of Bitche" and proud of it. My father was Leonard J. Levandowski of the 397th L Company. Sadly, dad passed away on March 30, 1985, he would have been thrilled to no end to see a tribute such as this site. I have some very fond memories of all the reunions which I attened with my parents (Phily, Lake George, Kingston, Boston).I watched a horror movie in Boston, I think it was, fell asleep and locked my parents out of their room. They had to break down the chain lock to get in. I must have stood out like a sore thumb at those gatherings as I was born when my father was 41. Does anyone remember the Sagamore Hotel in Lake George, NY? I took my first Helecopter ride there and went on to become a pilot(I've got a great fish story from there as well). Does anyone remember me, a child that seemed too young to be at those reunions? I remember pairing up with a boy my age once, who's name was Robert Spirroff (please forgive the spelling). Some names I remember were: Ray Denman, Pappy Haas and Dave Bickford. My mother and I attened the 50th reunion in Louisville Back in '95 or '96 and saw Ray and his wife. I saw Dave and his wife Evette about 10 years ago at a Florida reunion in Deland, FL. I remember asking Ray why my fathers uniform, which he wore to come home, was so small that I could not wear it even when I was 18. He explained to me about Dysintary and all of the many hardships they endured, that left them with very little meat on their bones. It was at that moment that I realized what a great sacrafice all of you made for us and this great country of ours. THANK YOU ALL! My father beamed when he spoke of the 100th and it's men and I am proud to share that heritage! I'd love to hear from any one who has the time to write, especially anyone who new my dad.
Joseph A. Levandowski <mrjoeski@earthlink.net>
Oviedo, FL USA - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 20:13:08 (PST)


Looking for a few folks that may be out there reading this guestbook. My father Bob Upton of Revere, Ma. served in Co.A of the 399th during WWII. The unit CDR was a Cpt. Young from Ct. Dad remembers his platoon leader as Lt. Bull and a PSGT. LaBrake. A couple of friends in the unit were Frank Capella and Dave "Tiny" Magurn. If any of you folks know these guys or have recollections of other guys in the same unit we'd like to find out. Thanks for the help,
Bob Upton Jr. <bu@reverebeach.com>
Revere, Ma USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 07:54:18 (PST)


Looking for a few folks that may be out there reading this guestbook. My father Bob Upton of Revere, Ma. served in Co.A of the 399th during WWII. The unit CDR was a Cpt. Young from Ct. Dad remembers his platoon leader as Lt. Bull and a PSGT. LaBrake. A couple of friends in the unit were Frank Capella and Dave "Tiny" Magurn. If any of you folks know these guys have recollections of other guys in he same unit we'd like to find out. Thanks for he help,
Bob Upton Jr. <bu@reverebeach.com>
Revere, Ma USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 07:51:54 (PST)


I am interested in any information regarding PFC Richard Lloyd of Wellsville, Ohio. He was a member of the 398th, I Company and was killed in action on December 18, 1944 in France.
Grant Shoub <salsho@ameritech.net>
Worthington, OH USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 15:57:39 (PST)


I would be grateful for any correspondence from former members of Cannon Company, 399th Infantry, who may have known my father Samuel T. Jones. Dad was with 100th Division from Ft. Bragg through occupation duty in 1946, earned Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart. Any leads on surviving veterans of Cannon Company/399th also greatly appreciated.
Bruce A. Jones <vvwca@mindspring.com>
Decatur, GA USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 07:31:39 (PST)


I am the son of WILLIAM E. LYMAN,pfc,399th Regiment, Company D, Wounded in action in Eastern France in November 1944, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. I am hoping to hear from anyone who knew my dad in the service. He was very proud of what he did but rarely talked about what happend to him and to his buddies. I remember spending hours reading The Story of the Century when I was small and I have now found this extraordinary web site that will allow me to keep his memory alive. My dad passed away in 1978 just as he was planning on attending his first reunion. Please send me an e-mail if you have any information. Thanks to all the members of the Century for a job well done. Steve Lyman
Steve Lyman <slyman@hrkhl.com>
Indianpolis, IN USA - Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 05:15:58 (PST)


ARGEL TALKINGTON CO.F 397TH.MEDIC.I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ANYONE FROM CO.F 397TH. OR CO.D MEDICAL ATTACHMENT WAS WITH CO.F FROM FORT JACKSON, TO RIMLING WHERE I WAS WOUNDED. E-MAIL argel25@aol.com
argel talkington <argel25@aol,com>
ontario, ca. usa - Monday, November 22, 1999 at 19:40:54 (PST)


Looking for someone who might have known my father, Pfc. Emmett(Gene) Franklin KIA 3-17-45 141stINF. Gene came to the 36th 141 co.a 12-12-44 We don't know what unit he came from;all records destroyed. Thought he may have served with elements of the 100th. Older man, 32 5ft.7in.Wiry came from DetroitThanks so much, you have a wonderful webb site, Hopefully, some one out there may have know him, Janice
Janice Franklin Neely <neely@ionet.net>
Perry, OK USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 11:38:14 (PST)


My father LORIN C. SPEAKER served with the 100th, 397 INF 3rd Platoon 3rd Squad S SGT. He received the Silver Star from Ubach, France, Purple Heart, France. This is the most I have ever known. My father never talked about any of this to us. This website is great, it tells me more about his life those years. He died March 10, 1992. If anyone out there knew him or could tell us more about his journey's in Europe, please email me. I would really appreciate it.
John Speaker <SpeKer@aol.com>
Midland, MI USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 07:22:51 (PST)


I was a member of E-Company,397th Regiment,1st Platoon from Ft. Bragg through Raon L'Tape,where I was seriously wounded by German Mortar Fire. I would like to talk to anyone who was in the platoon or company. Don Boden DBodenILL@AOL.COM 602 S. Mercer #221 Bloomington,Illinois 61701 (309) 663-5885
Donald Boden <DBodenILL@AOL.COM>
Bloomington, ILL USA - Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at 06:56:31 (PST)


An interesting happend to me on Veteran's Day. I was asked to come to our Jr. High and talk to the 10 to 13 year old students about my experiences with the 100th and being a POW. I told them of some of the high points which took about 30 minutes. When I finished what I thought was a very interesting and informative talk, I asked for questions. One young ladyu asked, "What is a foxhole?" That brought my feet back down to earth.
A.L. (Bud) Lindsey <budreiux@mailcity.com>
Stanton, TX` USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 17:12:27 (PST)


I just enjoyed reading an inspiring new novel about courage and sacrifice in WWII and wanted to pass that along to everyone who shares the same interests as I do. The book is "The Triumph and the Glory", got my copy at amazon.com, none of the bookstore chains here in the Twin Cities have any copies anymore, they sold out. Keep up the great work on the website, and remember all of the veterans who answered the call, especially take a moment on this Veteran's Day to remember those we lost so long ago.
Dwight Kennerly <B727flier@aol.com>
St. Paul, MN America - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 15:06:54 (PST)


A very nice piece of history. This new technology is invaluable as a tool to keep experiences like these alive for people who were born long after the events described. I was not privileged to see combat during my twelve years of military service, first as a Navy enlisted man, and then as an Air Force Pilot, so I am grateful for sites like this that describe these sacrifices made by previous generations on our behalf. Although I heard a lot about the air war from senior officers and non-coms who were veterans of that conflict, both during my Air Force and airline careers, I'm glad of the opportunity to read about the experiences of members of other branches of the service.
Cap'n Billy <capnbilly@mindspring.com>
Columbia, SC USA - Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 20:29:34 (PST)


I really enjoy reading history about the 100th as it keeps the patriotic spirit alive in me. There is a lot of great information here, but I do have a suggestion. As a member of the 100th Division Band, I would like to see and be able to read more of our history and our particular involvements such as in the the honors and lineage page.
SGT Randee Stewart <rstewart@warp3.com>
Fairfield, OH USA - Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 21:51:08 (PST)


Thank you for a wonderful web site that remembers the brave men who fought for the world's freedom! My father, Anthony Christobek, received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. Sadly, I must inform others that he passed away in March of 1988. He would have been pleased with the work that was invoved in this web site and, on his behalf, I thank all involved with their hard work and effort to establish this site.
Mark Christobek <christob@delnet.net>
Lewis Center, OH USA - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 11:10:30 (PDT)


Interesting site, giving a good vieuw of the credits of the 100.
Ton Grollé <Grolle@tref.nl>
Hijken, Netherlands - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 15:14:29 (PDT)


Have recently received my service records and have at long last found out that I served in Company B 399th from Ft. Bragg to Enchenberg, where I was wounded on Jan. 3,1945. After being wounded I was transferred to a hospital in Eng. and then assigned to the 8th Air Force. Moving around the country I lost my records and as I have grown older I could not recall my company and regiment in the 100th. Now that I have found myself I would like to hear from anybody from the same company and especially anyone who was on the high ground at Bitche on Jan.1,1945.
Ralph Rust <PRust6 @AOL.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 20:38:00 (PDT)


Reading these stories, as told by the men who served in the 100th Infantry Division is quite moving. A relative of ours, PFC Eugene Greenbaum, Company L, 399th, was killed in December, 1944 in France. If anyone who knew Eugene, especially in those last few months of his life, could contact us, we would appreciate any information.
David Lee <amemil@mediaone.net>
Derry, NH - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 11:09:11 (PDT)


Lionel Humbert,France I am the Joseph Lynch you were intersted in contacting as you indicated in your September 28 message.I called the telephone number in France and left a message but I have had not receieved a reply. I don't speak French so perhaps my English was not understood. If still interested in contacting me, I can be reached at crazy4@gateway.net.
Joseph J. Lynch <crazy4@gateway.net>
New Smyrna Beach, Fl Usa - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 13:12:16 (PDT)


Could anyone tell me to which companies in the 397th Infantry were Seymour Millstone and Frederick F. Schmeiser assigned? Both men were captured in January 1945, and later died in German captivity. Further, if any of you happened to have known either man personally, please contact me, as I would like to get some background information or stories on either man. I am writing a history of their POW captivity and background information would be useful.
Mack C. O'Quinn, Jr. <MackOQuinn@AOL.com>
Odenton, MD USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 04:52:10 (PDT)


AWSOME WEB STIE WITH PLENTY OF INFORMATIVE PAGES. KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB.
RAYMOND J. GAUTHIER <LZRRMANN@AOL.COM>
DERRY, NH USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 17:47:07 (PDT)


My Great Uncle, Clarence Anderson served with the 925th. I'm working on a shadow box for his medals and flag and would appreciate any information on the 925th, or hearing from anyone who might have known him.
Amy Osterhout <osterhouta@fwbnet.com>
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548 - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 15:59:33 (PDT)


Hi my father Robert B. Wagoner, Sr. was in the 100th during World War II. He was in the anti-tank company of the 397 Regiment. He saw action in Rimling area of France, including Petit Rederching, Hottviller,etc. He was award the Bronze star while fighting in this area. He also saw action in the Heilbronn and Stuttgart area of Germany. I had the honor of visiting these areas with him this August. I have read many different accounts of the events and I am looking for more information and pictures. I would be happy to scan any picture that anyone would be willing to share with me and would be willing to share Dad's with others. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers my Dad or his buddies from the war. If you sent anything to my Dad please send it to me as well. Thanks Bob@wagoners.com
Bob Wagoner, Jr. <Bob@wagoners.com>
Watertown, NY USA - Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 18:58:54 (PDT)


This is an additional request for information concerning my fathers, Don Felgar, service with the 100th that I made on February 16, 1999. I have since gone thru some of his papers and discovered that he was in Company G of the 397th as a Sergeant in a machine gun squad. Anyone with information on him or his service in Company G, please contact me at markfelg@aol.com.Thanks to all Centurymen for their service and sacrifices for our country.
Mark H. Felgar <markfelg@aol.com>
Redondo Beach, Ca USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 22:22:19 (PDT)


Co. L 399 Inf. Regt. 4th, Plt. Weapon machine gun. I would like to hear from anybody that was in the Co.
W.J. Ansel <wansel@flash.net>
Houston, Tx. U.S.AC - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 11:44:47 (PDT)


I was in the Anti-tank Company, 397th Reg. 100 inf. Div.I saw action in France,Rimling, Bitche, Germany in Stuttgart, Heilbronn.
Robert B. Wagoner, Sr. <rwagonersr@aol.com>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 19:21:19 (PDT)


This is an additional request for information concerning my fathers service with the 100th that I made on February 16, 1999. I have since gone thru some of his papers and discovered that he was in Company G of the 397th as a Sergeant in a machine gun squad. Anyone with information on him or his service in Company G, please contact me at markfelg@aol.com.Thanks to all Centurymen for their service and sacrifices for our country.
Mark H. felgar <markfelg@aol.com>
Redondo Beach, Ca USA - Friday, October 08, 1999 at 22:05:31 (PDT)


I just wanted to up date my post below. with the help of the fine people involved in this web site I now know a little more about my grandfater Cpl. Clifford Edward Gunder of Elmont NY. He served with Co. H 398th reg. 100th infantry. This is from what I know understand a heavey weapons company. If anyone remembers my grandfather please contact me at I would love to hear your story even if you did not know him. Unfortunatly Clifford experienced many hardships after the war while also having 10 children with his wife Marie. He developed a drinking problem which got him eventually thrown out of the family. Not much is know after that. He died in a VA hospitol in New York of tb in 1974. Not much is know about him and we want to know about his war exploits so can possibly understand his difficultly's after the war (he never drank before the war). Any information would be helpful. He won a bronze star in Soutch, France but no one knows why in my family? We as a family would like to remember him for some thing he did that we could be proud of not for his down falls. Thanks to all that served, fought and died so we all could remain free.
Keith Ringeisen <kardsfan@yahoo.com>
Scottsdale, AZ United States - Friday, October 08, 1999 at 19:48:30 (PDT)


I just found out my grandfather served in the 100th division in the 398th reg I am not sure of the company. His name is Clifford Edward Gunder out of New York. Unfortunatly he past away in 1974. Nothing is really known of his service to his country. We think he won a bronze star and purple heart(the medal were lost). If anyone knew him I would be very interested in finding out what kind of a soldier he was and were he fought. Any info on the 398th would be helpful I don't know the company letter. He enlisted in nov of '42 and was discharged in oct of 1945. thanks for your time.
Keith Ringeisen <kardsfan@yahoo.com>
Scottsdale, AZ United States - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 23:45:34 (PDT)


I was a member of D COMPANY 397TH REGIMENT from From FT. BRAGG through STUGGART. Trying to contact any or all of my former squad members. ARTHUR CLIFTON, BILL KOMAR, PAUL PETRO, ANTHONY D'AVETA!!! E-MAIL me at the above address.
Sal Miceli <Eleuthera@webtv.net>
Venice, Fl. Sarasota - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 05:24:33 (PDT)


I forgot to give my phone/fax number : France 3.83.42.10.36. I would be interested to enter in contact with Mr.Josef LYNCH from New Smyrna , FL. His father was KIA at La Trouche on 19.Nov.44 (B/398).
Lionel HUMBERT - FRANCE
- Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 14:44:14 (PDT)


I was born in Raon l'Etape, a city that most of veterans from 100th USID will never forget... My father is mayor from this town and received the card giving him the proud title of "Son of Bitche". I possess a very nice private museum about the fights in our town and forest. I am preparing a book concerning the fights in and around Raon, with also a lot of unpublished german documents. I would be very glad to add unpublished stories from veterans who fought there or where wounded there. I would appreciate to receive pictures from involved veterans, from my town during this period, or other pictures "in situation". I would be glad to receive you at home if you intend to visit our region. You would probably be very surprised to see that most of the positions are always to see in our forests !!! As a conclusion, I would be very proud to have contact with soldiers who risked their lives to free Raon l'Etape and the area. Many thanks.
Lionel HUMBERT <Adress : Rue du Moulin - 54540 NEUFMAISONS>
FRANCE - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 14:37:05 (PDT)


I am looking for info on my dad Philip Smallacombe. He died when I was young and unfortunately all I know is he was a member of the 100th. I would appreciate any info or stories anyone may have about him.
Judy Smallacombe Cook <judy.cook@harpercollins .com>
Jermyn, pa USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 19:50:42 (PDT)


I am looking for info on my dad Philip Smallacombe. He was a member of the 100th but that is all I know. Unfortunately he died when I was young. I never got a chance to learn much else. I would appreciate any info anyone may be able to share regarding him.
Judy Smallacombe Cook <judy.cook@harpercollins.com>
Jermyn, PA USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 19:45:49 (PDT)


Excellent site! I wish all infantry division sites were this thorough. I'm researching my uncle who was KIA in France on 11/12/44. I've met people over the net while do


ing research and some ask me if I know of a certain div. site. So, whenever I find one I keep it listed for future referance. I might add, my uncles name was T/Sgt. George Eckhardt 90th Div. 359th Inf. Co."B". (Just in case someone might have some info on him). Great site! Eric Eckhardt
Eric Eckhardt <erleeck@webtv.net>
Sheffield, IA USA - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 20:12:19 (PDT)

Really enjoyed the site! Trying to find information on my father. His name was James Alton Walker. He passed away May 1992. I was going through some old pictures and found one with the 100th on his sleeve. It also had a patch above it that read Sons Of Bitche. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Jimmy Walker <walkerjd@blomand.net>
McMinnville, TN - Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 19:16:41 (PDT)


Congratulations on a great website. I was transferred from the ASTP at The Citadel to the 100th Infantry Division at Fort Bragg in the spring of 1944. A month or two later, I was transferred to the newly formed 93rd Chemical Mortar Battalion at Camp Rucker. Served with 93rd in Europe as part of 3rd Army. Believe most of ASTP buddies remained with 100th and would enjoy hearing from any of them.
Edward H. Cronin <edandterry@rcn.com>
Framingham, MA USA - Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 12:05:58 (PDT)


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Jim Anderson
- Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 13:31:35 (PDT)


I was with the Weapons Platoon. L Company, 397th Inf. as a 60MM Mortar Gunner from Ft. Bragg thru the end of the war. I placed a note here and heard from several Centurymen thru the web. I have a new server and my new address is BOBGLESBY@prodigy.net Would like to hear from you all.
Robert I. Glesby <BOBGLESBY@prodigy.net>
Monrovia, CA USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 16:05:53 (PDT)


I was with the 399 Inf. Regt. L Co. 4th Platoon. Sgt. Light machine gun. I would like to hear from anybody that was in the Co.
W J Ansel <wansel@Flash.net>
Houston Tx, Tx U S A - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 14:49:37 (PDT)


Sgt, L Co 399 Inf Regt
W J Ansel <wansel@Flash.net>
Houston , Tx U S A - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 14:40:43 (PDT)


I was with the 399 inf regt. L co 4th plt. lite machine gun.I would like to hear from anybody that was in L CO.
W J Ansel <wansel@Flash.net>
Houston, Tx U S A - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 14:33:38 (PDT)


Sgt, L Co 399 Inf Regt