100th Guestbook

I am gathering information on y Great Uncle, John O. Maguire, Private, U.S. Army, 31302999, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division who was killed in action On December 20th, 1944. I would like to keep his memory alive by sharing this information with my own children.
Lynn Jutras <wingsneck@comcast.net>
East Bridgewater, MA USA - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 11:04:19 (EDT)
I am looking for anyone who may have served with my Father. Company M 398th Infantry, 100th Division Served From: 12/14/1942 to 11/2/1945 Private First Class Combat Infantryman Heavy Mortar Crewman Ammunition Bearer for 1 ½ years, later became a gunner. Served overseas in European Theater of Operations. Took part in Southern France and the Rhineland and Ardenres campaigns. Honors/Medals: Presidential Unit Citation GO 91 Hq Army Division, 3/12/45 World War II Victory Metal European African Middle Eastern Service Medal Awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge Distinguished Unit Badge Ribbons for active duty Bronze Star
EWC Daughter <rsburke@earthlink.net>
Cary, NC USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 09:33:26 (EDT)
Entered by Suzanne Burke, daughter of Edward William Coleman My father served from Dec 14, 1942 to Nov 2, 1945 He was a PFC in Co. M 398th Infantry, 100th Division. Heavy Mortar Crewman: As a member of the 81mm mortar crew setup, aimed and fired weapon from a ground mount, to place explosive shells on enemy positions. For 1 ½ years was an ammunition bearer for crew. Later became a gunner. Served overseas in European Theater of Operations taking part in Southern France and Rhineland campaigns. Awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge Distinguished Unit Badge Bronze Star Ribbons for active duty Would appreciate hearing from anyone who served with him.
Edward William Coleman <rsburke@earthlink.net>
Cary, NC USA - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 12:59:29 (EDT)
Entered by Suzanne Burke, daughter of Edward William Coleman Entered Service Dec 14, 1942 Separated, Nov 2, 1945 He was a P.F.C Heavy Mortar Crewman: As a member of the 81mm mortar crew setup, aimed and fired weapon from a ground mount, to place explosive shells on enemy positions. For 1 ½ years was an ammunition bearer for crew. Later became a gunner. Served overseas in European Theater of Operations taking part in Southern France and Rhineland campaigns. Awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge Distinguished Unit Badge Bronze Star Ribbons for active duty
Edward William Coleman <rsburke@earthlink.net>
Cary, NC USA - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 12:55:38 (EDT)
Dear members and readers the German public TV is preparing a series on post-war Germany. One film will concentrate on the last months of war in southwestern Germany and the following occupation period. Therefore I am searching for foto (and film?)materials that show the advancing 100th Infantry Division, especially pictures from Heilbronn and the Stuttgart area. Furthermore I am very interested to get in contact with former American soldiers who have taken part in the fights and the early occupation in southwestern Germany. Thanks a lot for your kind help Gabriele Trost Südwestrundfunk Redaktion Zeitgeschehen 76522 Baden Baden Tel 0049 / 7221 / 929-4003 Fax 0049 / 7221 / 929-2095 Mail gabriele.trost@swr.de
Gabriele Trost <gabriele.trost@swr.de>
Baden-Baden, Germany - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 03:04:45 (EDT)
My grandfather was Pvt. Clay D. Flatt, who was in A Company 399 Inf. He was killed on April 12 1945 in Heilbronn.
Don Lupear <dlupear@sbcsd.org>
San Bernardino, CA US - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 18:57:45 (EDT)
I am looking for any one who knew James (Jim) Keddie He is my farther inlaw. He was with the 100th division 398 company company C infantry regiment in France.He was awarded the bronze, and silver stars and 2 purple hearts. He died this past January at the age of 94. A long happy life.
frank bennett <bennett@courier.com>
westford, ma usa - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 11:42:25 (EDT)
Continuing the search for anyone who knew my grandfather. Sgt. Joe Lize (killed in service when my father, James Joseph Lize, was 6 years old while in Germany. Thank You.
Teri (Lize') Henderson <districtmanager@examonemichigan.com>
Rochester Hills, MI USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 23:18:59 (EDT)
It is with great sadness that I report the death of my Father Gerhard Carlson on July 24th 2004. He was a proud member of L Co. 399 Infantry Reg. 100 Infantry Division. A proud member of the Sons of Bitche. He will be missed.
John S Carlson <JCarl281A@aol.com>
Billerica, MA USA - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 13:54:40 (EDT)
It is with great sadness that I report the death of my Father Gerhard Carlson on July 24th 2004. He was a proud member of L Co 399 Infantry Bn. 100 Infantry Division. A proud member of the Sons of Bitche. He will be missed.
John S Carlson <JCarl281A@aol.com>
Billerica, MA USA - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 13:51:47 (EDT)
My father, 2nd Lt. Sidney Kleinwaks, Bronze Star Recipient passed away July 23, 2004. He was a good man whos memory will live on.
Michael Kleinwaks <SOA1@concentric.net>
Hopatcong, NJ USA W/Pride - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 13:01:16 (EDT)
An excellent website, and an outstanding history worthy of preservation.
Peter Simmons <psimmonspe@aol.com>
Middletown, CT USA - Monday, August 02, 2004 at 19:57:37 (EDT)
My grandfather, John Richard Burns, he went by "Dick" or "Dickie" most of his life, served in the 397 Inf. Reg. He never talked about his service with anyone in our family. He is now deceased and I am trying to re-construct not only his service history but his life. His discharge paperwork indicates he served in campaigns in Europe, France and the Ardennes. I would greatly appreciate if anyone has any information on my grandfather. Thank you all very much, and God bless all of you that have selflessly served to protect our Country. John L. Burns
JOhn L. Burns <burnsjl22@yahoo.com>
Port Charlotte, FL U.S. - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 11:06:35 (EDT)
My father, William H. Blumer (Bill) was in the 100th Divisiion, 398 Regiment, B Company during WWII. If you remember this wonderful man, I just wanted to ask you to send Get Well cards to him. He has just suffered his 2nd Stroke and today is in the intensive care unit of St. Joseph Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Up till just recently, my dad never spoke about the war very much. I know he received the bronze star for going behind German lines to campture 16 germans. Now that there is a WWII memorial in Washigton, D. C., that is all my dad talks about. He wants to get to the memorial and hope his wish is granted. Maybe hearing from some of his old buddies from the 100th will give him the will he needs to get better so we can take him to the memorial. Please email me and I will provide his address. Thanks so much and God Bless America
Lee Blumer Rzepecki <lrzepecki@lucent.com>
Abingdon, MD U.S.A. - Friday, July 30, 2004 at 08:20:52 (EDT)
Robert W. Knorek served in the 100 Div, 297th INfantry Regement, Company L,in the Heilbronn battle. I have been trying to find the individuals who put in for the paperwork for his silver star. God Bless all of you. Unfortunately, my father hates computers, but he wanted anyone who may know him that he's living in Norridge Illinois now.
Robert W. Knorrek <Randy_Neumann@hotmail.com>
Bensenville, IL US - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 09:41:49 (EDT)
I am inquiring about my grandfather Donald Ellinwood. I am presently in the Navy in virginia beach. He passed away a few years ago, before i joined, and I never had a chance to ask him about the war as an enlisted person. If anyone could either give me some info about him if remembered, or just some insight about what you went through it would be greatly appreciated. thank you for your sacrafices.
Richard Tyson <rtyson21@yahoo.com>
rochester , ny USA - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 14:14:38 (EDT)
Looking for anyone who knew Bob Tirgrath of the 100th Army
H. Robert Tirgrath <ctirgrath@earthlink.net>
durham, nc usa - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 07:16:08 (EDT)
My father in law, John C. Paheco, served in Battery D of the 898th AAA (AW) Bn from approx Dec 1942 to Oct 1945. He was a Anti-Aircaraft Gun Crewmember. He passed away in 1999. He never did talk about the war. He was like a father to me. I recently was given some of his military paperwork and would like to know if anyone knew him or was in the same outfit. I want to thank all of the GIs that sacrificed so much for our freedom during WW II.
Tony Soares <tony_is@msn.com>
New Bedford, MA USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 12:03:33 (EDT)
Dear Century Veterans. I am seeking any information on the service of Wray A. Amos, an officer in the 100th Division (unit unknown). He was a member of the "Sons of Bitche" and earned the CIB. He served approximately two years(?)overseas with the division, including occupation duty. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Donald J. Long <GIlikehistory@aol.com>
Greensboro, NC USA - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 21:26:22 (EDT)
My Father, Lt. Boyd V. Burnett served with the 100 Infantry Division during WWII. He seldom talked about his war experiences to me. He died in July 1989 and I am trying to determine if anyone may remember him and could provide any information concerning his unit and its missions during the war. Thanks, Chip Burnett
Chip Burnett <wwburnet@ix.netcom.com>
- Friday, July 09, 2004 at 11:56:34 (EDT)
WHO ARE YOU? In the spring of 1945, probably April, a nurse in Wüstenrot begged you to help a young German woman riddled w/ diphtheria. You gave the sick woman as much serum as you could spare, told her the injection was only half of what she needed and offered to take her to the nearest hospital. In schoolgirl English, the woman thanked you but declined: she had a little girl--me--to care for. Your assistant nailed a quarantine sign to the door of the small cottage and you left in an open jeep w/ a tank unit. My mother became blind and lame for a time but lived to marry, in 1948, a soldier w/ the U.S. occupation forces. Now we hope to learn your name. "He was an officer," my mother says, "about a head taller than I was, handsome, about 30 years old." Thanks to these amazing web pages, I think you may have been w/ the 397th or 398th. I'm writing a book of my mother's memoirs and would be very grateful for any information that might help to identify you or the units/medical personnel that passed through Wüstenrot (SE of Heilbronn, approx. 4 miles SE of Affaltrach/Obersulm, approx. 2 miles NW of Oberfischbach) in April 1945. Thank you, all! Alternate email: edelgard@juno.com
Edie Kirchhoff Ditmars <editmars@verizon.net>
Pacific Palisades, CA USA - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 14:20:36 (EDT)
I am the grandson of Eugene "Mac" McPherson of West Virginia, stretcher bearer of the 325th Med. BN. He held a reunion at his home in West Virginia many years back, that I could unfortunately not attend. If anyone has any information/stories about my grandfather please contact me. He is in good health & still resides in Washington, WV.
S. D. "Mac" McPherson <pissed_and_scottish@hotmail.com>
- Friday, July 02, 2004 at 20:54:48 (EDT)
Mr father Rudolph (Rudy) Schneider served with the 776th as a medical technician 1944-46. He did not discuss the war much but always proud to be an American and serve his country with honor. His family want to thank you and your famiies for the sacrifices you made for us and all Americans. Mary L. Raymond
Mary L. Raymond <jwraymond2016@sbcglobal.net>
Naugatuck, CT USA - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 09:38:27 (EDT)
My Father Leorne William Anderson was kia jan,23 1945. 398 infantry and was buried in Epinal France. He tried to take out a german machine gun nest for his buddies, hope he succeeded for their sake. I was 2 1/2 at the time of his death. All we have is pictures and this great WEb site for information.
Edward Ellert Anderson <evanders@elkcreek.com>
elk creek, CA usa - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 00:55:35 (EDT)
I have a previous posting in 2001 that describes the activities of those in my unit since 1980. (see messages in Guestbook 2001) I am adding the following message now so that anyone who missed it before may wish to contact me. We are now unable to meet each year as we have since 1980. There are still 17 names on our mailing list as well as the names of 12 widows. We remain in contact with one another and publish a newsletter periodically called The Reveille. If you see this message and wish to contact me, please use my email address or call at 941-358-3862.
Logan Dutton <olddutt@msn.com>
Sarasota, FL USA - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 15:31:40 (EDT)
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who was in the 398th especially Co. H. I'm the son of Clarence Campagna. If you knew my father, you'll be pleased to know that another Campagna, Frank Thomas Campagna, is about to finish Apache training and will soon be defending America.
Don Campagna <doncamp@aol.com>
N. Charleston, SC USA - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 15:09:27 (EDT)
My Great Uncle, Garland Brooks Turner 399 INF 100 DIV was killed in Southern France on December 17, 1944. Does anyone remember him or how he died? I visited his grave at Lorraine Cemetery last week after attending the D-Day Ceremony and spent the night in Bitche. I saw at the Bitche Visitor's Center that we had just missed John Day who listed he was in the 100th. Sorry we missed him.
Lance Turner <lance.turner@expresspersonnel.com>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 21:07:40 (EDT)
My dad was ssued a Silver Star from the 100th, his discharge says he was in the 274th infantry. I am trying to figure out the connection. His name is Renzo L. Kirkland.
Jerald L. Kirkland <jbkirk@fullnet.net>
Copan, Ok USA - Monday, June 14, 2004 at 15:15:20 (EDT)
MY father Matthew W Schaefer was awarded the silver star posthumously for his actions in Soucht France my mother lost the book with the history of the 100th Division when she moved. Are any copies available
Matthew W Devine <matty5@americom.net>
Jersey City, NJ - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 20:14:52 (EDT)
MY father was awarded the silver star posthumously for his actions in Soucht France my mother lost the book with the history of the 100th Division when she moved. Are any copies available
Matthew W Devine <matty5@americom.net>
Jersey City, NJ - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 20:14:15 (EDT)
MY father was awarded the silver star posthumously for his actions in Soucht France my mother lost the book with the history of the 100th Division when she moved. Are any copies available
Matthew W Devine <matty5@americom.net>
Jersey City, NJ - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 20:13:47 (EDT)
MY father was awarded the silver star posthumously for his actions in Soucht France my lost the book with the history of the 100th Division when she moved. Are any copies available
Matthew W Devine <matty5@americom.net>
Jersey City, NJ - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 20:11:00 (EDT)
I was in the 398th of the 100th., Stutgart Germany November-December 1945.
Mike Quiroz <patq@orangeusd.k12.ca.us>
Lake Havasu, az u.s.a. - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 21:56:28 (EDT)
I was with Co.A, 339th Inf. and will be going to the reunion in sept. in Boston. Anyone in Co. A that will be let me know. My phone is 503 362 0340 or leave me a message at jnwday@yahoo.com
John Day <jnwday@yahoo.com>
Salem, or mar. - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 17:45:21 (EDT)
Correction to my last post. PFC Jack H. Holloway was in Co. I 3rd Battalion 398th Infantry Regiment. If anyone has information on uncle Jack, it would be appreciated. Jack was awarded the Bronze Star and was wounded in France or Germany. I would like to know what kind of soldier he was.
David Jones <david.p.jones>
Tyler, Tx - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 16:38:04 (EDT)
I am trying to find out information about my uncle; PFC Jack H. Holloway. He served with Co. I 2/398th. He died when I was young. He was wounded in France or Germany, but was awarded the Bronze Star. I would like to know what kind of soldier he was. If anyone has information on Uncle Jack I would appreciate it. Thanks. David Jones
David Jones <david.p.jones@us.army.mil>
Tyler, TX - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 16:25:09 (EDT)
looking for photo's with groups of men in them in hopes it may have my dad in the back ground. he was with the 100th during ww2.
jimmy calvert <mouse03@simflex.com>
shiloh, n.c. - Tuesday, June 08, 2004 at 08:39:42 (EDT)
I am the neice of PFC James R. Metcalfe who was killed in action at the Battle of the Bulge. I have recently found a web site with his name on a roster for the 409th Infantry Regiment (102nd Infantry Division). He was the youngest of ten children, my father Ted Metcalfe was his brother as well as Col. Herb Metcalfe (both WWII Vets). All these years our family has always kept his memory alive. If he is part of your memory, we would love to hear from you and hear your story.
Cathy Metcalfe Elia <cathy.elia@snet.net>
- Monday, June 07, 2004 at 19:03:48 (EDT)
In my previous post, I failed to mention that private NORMAN SHEPHARD was in the 399th regiment. Any information would be greatly appreciated...
Sarah Sutter <ssutter@med.umich.edu>
Bay City, MI USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 09:56:16 (EDT)
I am looking for information on NORMAN SHEPHARD, who lost his life while in the 100th, in 1944. This was my grandfather's brother, and he only remembered that Norman may have died in Limoges? I wondered if anyone out there had any memories of him. Thanks!
Sarah Sutter <ssutter@med.umich.edu>
Bay City, MI USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 09:50:34 (EDT)
Just found this web site-My father PFC Leorne W. anderson was in the 398th infantry Regiment company G. He was killed Jan 23, 1945, somewhere around Mets! He is buried in Epinal France. If anyone has any information on him, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you
Jeanne Whitney <jeannew99@yahoo.com>
Orland, CA United States - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 01:39:23 (EDT)
b. albright <albright@infowest.com>
ut - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 20:58:51 (EDT)
b. albright <albright@infowest.com>
ut - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 20:54:46 (EDT)
I wanted to know if anyone had info on my wifes father.His name was john j robinson. He passed away in 1977.He was in the 374 field artillary 100 div. He was from Irland and was born in the bronx. Anyone with info. will be greatly appreciated.
philip mancini <mancinibrothers@yahoo.com>
west islip, ny - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 15:33:26 (EDT)
My Dad Reuben E Marten served with A Co. 325th Med.Bttn.and is a very proud"Son of Bitche"he's alive and well in Tomah,Wi. anyone out there remember him?Have any Pictures???Would love to hear from you!Thanks-Irma
Irma B.Marten Ericson <i.ericson@att.net>
Pine City, Mn USA - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 16:58:45 (EDT)
My uncle, Staff Sgt. James M. Wright of Clarksburg, W.Va., 399th infantry regiment, company B, was killed on April 17, 1945. A letter written to my father says he died in Gragensberg; I don't find any such place. I'm interested in anyone who can help me sort that out or who may have known Jim.
Julie Wright <julwright2@msn.com>
- Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 15:31:38 (EDT)
Fantastic website. I was able to learn information about my uncle,Arno Seifart,397th INFANTRY REGIMENT, 7th Army, Co. G, KILLED IN ACTION 11/18/44 Raon L’Etape France. My grandparents were never able to discuss it. Neither did his siblings (my mother and uncle). Arno was from Charlotte, NC and I heard from my aunt that several "Charlotte boys" were lost in this unit/battle. Do you know where I can find out more about this? Thank you.
Charlotte Ranson <twc7045233555@earthlink.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 23:33:34 (EDT)
John Kujawski, the brother of Aloysius L. Kujawski, killed in action in France, is looking for any members of his brother's outfit. Aloysius Kujawski was killed in action in France on November 14, 1944. He was from Shenandoah, PA and was in Company I. You can respond to this e-mail and I will forward comments to John Kujawski.
Ellen A. Fredel <ellen@fredel.com>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 14:37:42 (EDT)
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA U.S.A. - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 23:32:38 (EDT)
I would like to be informed of upcoming meetings. My Uncle was Gen Pinky Burress.
Anne Burress Wampler <fancygram@sbc.global.net>
Springfield, Mo 65209 USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 15:49:23 (EDT)
My father, Harold J. Holt, served in the 398th Infantry Division, in the rifle company, from January 26 to May 8 and then through occupation. He passed away in 1986. I would be interested to hear from those who knew him. Thank you. Diane Holt
Diane R. Holt <dianeruthholt@earthlink.net>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:44:15 (EDT)
My father was in the 397th Infantry Regiment Company H. He never spoke of his time in WWII. But I would like to see if anyone is out there that remember's my father his name was PFC Daivd E Williamson. Yes that is was. Unfortunately he died in 1992. Never made it to see this wonderful WWII memorial or this website. He would have said, "Well it is about darn time." I wished I would have been more interested in knowing but I know it is to later for my father and me. But for others don't let this time now slip by. Our history lies in the hands of these Men and Women who served and are serving. May God Bless all who have served, are serving and will be serving in the future. Great Website.
Susie Bain <susiebain@hotmail.com>
Silver Spring, Md USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 22:54:39 (EDT)
Memorial Day, 2004 Just a quick note to say that in honor of my Dad (BG Edward W. Gaupin, Jr.) I have maintained a l942 US Army jeep at my home in Florida. I am proud to display this vehicle at various memorial events, parades, etc., and this year displayed it at Pompano Beach American Legion Post 142 in honor of WWII veterans during the national dedication of the WWII memorial, along with subsequent participation in a parade. I was proud to "host" one veteran in particular, a l06 year-old former staff sergeant that served in both world wars. To those of you that remember Dad, I offer this little bit of information to let you that this legacy goes on with respect from an old Navy salt...see, we all can serve together! from Mike Gaupin. Would be glad to hear from any of you at 2400 NE l7 Terrace, Wilton Manors, FL 33305, "Gaup7@aol.com."
Mike Gaupin <Gaup7@aol.com>
Wilton Manors , FL USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 14:27:32 (EDT)
Dear Veterans of the 100th Division and family members: My father, John Henry Van Dyke, served in the 399th Infantry Regiment. As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, his memory is very much within the minds and hearts of his wife and daughters. He died 21 June 1983. He did not speak often of war experiences, but the respect he held for those he served with was deep within him. Would any veteran remember my father? In gratitude to the 100th Infantry Division from his family. Jane Van Dyke Deering. jvandyked@aol.com
Jane Van Dyke Deering <jvandyked@aol.com>
London, England - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:08:31 (EDT)
My father-in-law Lt. Herbert Sims was with the 100 Div. (i think). He never talked about the war much until near his death. He broke down once and cried as he spoke of "the boys getting slaughtered in southern France". He also spoke of interrogating German prisoners. Do any of you boys remember him? My wife, his daughter would sure love to know more about her dad, her mom died when she was 10. We are now both in our early 50's. Thanks!! Great site!!!!
John Smierciak <jsmierciak@tribune.com>
St. John, In USA - United States - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:38:43 (EDT)
Thank you the 100th . I only hope the youth today fully appreciate the sacrifice of so may young men and the debt of gratitude we owe to all who fought to defeat the NAZI war machine
Edward Nunn <ernunn@tiscali.co.uk>
Gosport, England - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 05:51:10 (EDT)
I am researching the life of Red Cross volunteer Lucy Crockett. She is the author of the book "The Magnificent Bastards," which is about the Marines in WWII. This book was made into the movie "Proud and Profane" starring Deborah Kerr and William Holden. I am interested in any information pertaining to Lucy Crockett. Please e-mail me if you knew her or know anything about her. Thanks!
Kim Byrd <kimbyrd@webtv.net>
- Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 14:55:50 (EDT)
My late husband - SSgt. Ray Arroyo 396th CoK passed on in January 99 and I am trying to put his story together for his 6 year-old grandson. If you or your relative was in the same company I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. I know he fought at Bitche and was a pow for 33 days - never in a camp - on a long march in the snow until freed by advancing GIs.
Edna Arroyo <etaedna@cs.com>
Tucson, Az USA - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:05:23 (EDT)
I would like to talk with anyone who may have information regarding Sgt. Homer Hall of Colfax, Iowa. He was KIA in France January 1, 1945. He was a Silver Star and Bronze Star recipient.
Colin Wilson <wilsoncolinj@hotmail.com>
Colfax, IA USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 10:35:18 (EDT)
My father P.F.C Ernest Courville served with the 100th company c 398th Regt. Trying to find someone, anyone who can give me info on him or may remember him. Looking for his past. Please email.
Tania <taniablanchard@aol.com>
baton rouge, la USA - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 03:47:17 (EDT)
I am pleased to say that I now know exactly what happened to my uncle in World War 2 thanks to the people at this site. I now need information on the Calvary Units in World War 2. If anyone can tell me how to search records on the calvary or give me any information on Aubrey Lee Smith, I would be most grateful. I am in the preocess of looking for pictures of my uncle in uniform to see what unit he was in. If I can find that out, I believe I could find out what happened to him. Richard Smith
Richard Smith <emealer1@yahoo.com>
Memphis, TN U.S.A. - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 18:46:39 (EDT)
Thanks so much for all the historical data! My father served as a Height Finder NCO with Battery B of the 898th AAA(AW) for a year, one month and 27 days and it's really exciting to see how his unit contributed to the war effort. Many thanks from the entire family for helping us remember.
Rich Holler <rholler01@yahoo.com>
Jonesboro, AR USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 02:01:38 (EDT)
My father Steve Underwood served with 824th Tank Destroyers then was switched to infantry as a replacement. Anyone remember him? Thanks. GregColmar@hotmail.com
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo U.S. - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 01:44:12 (EDT)
Son of MSGT Nicholas H Ludwig WW II Veteran, He is looking for the reunion this year. he can be contacted at 203 255 2438
Stephen M Ludwig <skiluds2@aol.com>
East Haven, CT USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 20:32:26 (EDT)
My father served with the 100th Division, 398th Regiment, 1st Battalion, Co. B. He was wounded Dec 17th and as a result lost his left leg above the knee. In your list of Purple Heart recipients you have a Staff Sgt. Francis V. Hughes. I think that is my father, but his name is Francis B. Hughes. If you could look into this I would appreciate it. Thanks, Patrick Hughes
Patrick Hughes <p-hughes1@comcast.net>
Olathe, KS USA - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 18:19:19 (EDT)
One Of The Great Combat Units in the US Army
Bob Markward <rmarkward@stny.rr.com>
horseheads, NY usa - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 14:11:03 (EDT)
Richard L. Brickner, Corporal - Company K, 399th Infantry died April 21, 2004. He was 81 years old.
Rella Zachariah
Lima, OH USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 20:36:11 (EDT)
The membership of The American Legion Stuttgart Post 6 thank you for your service. We and all Americans are indebted for your personal sacrifice and service to our country during WWII. For God and Country Fred Wildi, Commander, Stuttgart Post 6, American Legion
Frederick A. Wildi <fwildi_2000@yahoo.com>
Stuttgart, Germany - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 06:18:04 (EDT)
Any one still out there from Company A, 325th Medical Battalion?
J. M. Reed <jmreed@cougarconnexions.com>
Mesa, AZ U.S.A. - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 22:21:26 (EDT)
We are an association, the Foyer Culturel Eldorado in Bitche France, which in 1995 carried out an exposure and a video cassette on the release of Bitche. We wish to retranscribe it 95’s video on DVD. But we want to add images of time there. For that we seek images of files or contacts to find these images vidéos. We know that there are filmed images of time, in the Eightiesveterans of the century association offered a copy to the municipality of Bitche. Unfortunately we let us not find of it a trace here in France. If you have such images or know files where they are available mercy to contact us. The goal of this DVD is to preserve the memory of this period among inhabitants of this area of Bitche where the century passed from painful moments. Thank you by advance for your assistance. J.F. KIMMEL for the Foyer Culturel Eldorado – contact to : jean-francois.kimmel@wanadoo.fr
J.F. KIMMEL - Foyer Culturel Eldorado <jean-francois.kimmel@wanadoo.fr>
Bitche, France - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 04:12:04 (EDT)
My father Dick Plant an Australian escaped POW fought with US soldiers in feb 1945 around Germinden?. Was with Sgt G Kissamis K Co 399th infantry APO447 when prison camp 13C was released. Dad then acted as an interpreter for an Engineer Company questioning German prisoners. He was questioned by an American Intelligence Officer Major H.T.Paris HQ 100th Div AP0447 at Neustat, Germany. If anyone has any information regarding my father or the units he fought with please contact me.
Robert Plant <robdplant@yahoo.com>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 04:50:34 (EDT)
My father Richard Plant was an Australian soldier who escaped form stalag 8B (344), fought along side the americans. He was questioned by Major H.T. Paris of Headquarters 100th Division with regards his Knowledge of German activities etc. I'm tryoing to find out any information regarding this matter. Hope someone can help.
Robert Plant <robdplant@yahoo.com>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 03:58:38 (EDT)
I too, would like to open my home to a Century Division Vet needing a place to stay for the WWII Memorial dedication on Memorial day weekend. My father served honorably with the Century Division, 398th Inf Reg, Company L "Charles C. Gibson". Sadly, my father passed away back in 1983 and I would dearly love to honor his memory. Being a Naval Officer, and stationed in DC, I plan to attend the dedication, but I would like nothing more than to attend with veterans of the 100th. If there is anyone who remembers my father, I especially would like the honor of your company. Sincerly, Todd Gibson (hiker502@comcast.net) Manassas, VA 17 April 2004.
Todd Gibson <hiker502@comcast.net>
Manassas, VA USA - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 21:57:42 (EDT)
GUYMAN DJ. <mugu@maga.com>
SAN, GAMBIA - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 15:37:51 (EDT)
My daddy was Dougald B. Todd. He never discussed the war much, but he painted a very vivid representation judging from these pictures. They do not make men like those anymore. I respect them so...
Karen Todd Dyer-Nance <momdy@msn.com>
Lumberton, NC USA - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 21:42:13 (EDT)
My father, Walter J. Welenc was in the 100th Recon Platoon. If anyone knew him, I would like to know if he was a driver, mortar gunner, rifleman, etc. He was wounded from a mortar on November 22, 1944. He died in March of 1976. Thanks
Walter M. Welenc <wwelenc@corus.jnj.com>
Morris Plains, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 09:56:29 (EDT)
JOHN BUCKLEY...I was just reading your post about your dad Harold. My grandfather is Andy Sarosy. My family and I would love to hear from you. Please e-mail us. MSarosy82@aol.com
Matthew Sarosy <msarosy82@aol.com>
Franklin Square, NY 11010 - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 20:27:38 (EDT)
I just wanted to say thank you for the sacrifices that you made on my behalf and the behalf of all Americans. Thank You.
Brian Sellers <briansellers@hotmail.com>
Jackson, MS United States of America - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 21:15:16 (EDT)
My father, Sergeant Donald Derr Troyer served the 100th Infantry, 399th Infantry Regiment, H Company. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic achievement in the vicinity of Hottviller, France on January 1, 1945. He entered military service from Flint, Michigan. My father died December 6, 1976 when I was four years old. I never really knew him, but I have heard he was a very honorable man. Anyone who knew my father PLEASE contact me. Thank you! God bless you all! jenboss@charter.net
Jennifer Bossert <jenboss@charter.net>
Freeland, MI United States - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 20:51:16 (EDT)
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Michail <effective@ipmouse.com>
Petersburg , Russian Federation - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 00:14:32 (EDT)
I am looking for any info. on my Uncle- Wilburt O. Lindow. He was in the 397th. Infantry-medical dept. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you
Nancy C. (Lindow)Tenyer <tenyer@i-is.com>
China Twp. , MI U.S.A. - Friday, April 02, 2004 at 23:12:11 (EST)
I love the web site! My Grandfather, PFC Clarence Campagna, and his twin brother, PFC Donald Campagna, both served with CO H, 398th ID. They were Division Color Guards and proud to be "Sons of Bitche". That is all I know about their time in WWII. My grandfather was reluctant to speak about the war until he bacame very ill in 2000. He was stricken by cancer and passed away in the fall of that year. Other than serving as a Color Guard, I know that my grandfather was decorated with three Bronze Stars and four Battle Stars, but that's about all. I know nothing of my great uncle except he was a Color Guard. If anyone out there remembers them, could you please provide me with a little more information about the two men I consider my heros. Thanks in advance. Joe Campagna
Joe Campagna <jcampagna@sc.rr.com>
Irmo, SC USA - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 10:33:09 (EST)
This is an excellent website! My father, PFC Jack Hackler, served as a radio operator with both A Co. & HQ Co, 1/399th Infantry, from deployment with the division from Fort Bragg, NC, through the end of the war. He has asked that anyone who served in these units please contact me and I will forward the info to him. And gentlemen, thank you for your service to our country! God bless you all!
Tim Hackler <jhackler@austin.rr.com>
Austin, TX - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 17:44:29 (EST)
I served with A 399 and will be going on the charter tour in May back to France and Bitche. anyone with Co. A can reach me at jnwday@yahoo>com. Also would like to get any information about Orville I. Richolson.
John Day <jnwday@yahoo.com>
- Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 19:00:09 (EST)
Looking for information about Orville Richolson of Co. A 399th. Don Bruner and I shared foxholes with him in 1944.
john W Day <jnwday@yahoo.com>
Salem, Oregon - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 17:45:12 (EST)
My father march in the death march. His name was Walter Martinat. I'm trying to find someone who knew him or about the death march.
PAT FULBRIGHT <jpfulbri@bellsouth.net>
VALDESE , NC. USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 15:26:31 (EST)
I amvery proud to serve in the 100th Division. As i retire after a 21 year career. I wanted to say good-bye to my family.
Major Michael A. Perry <maperry89005@aol.com>
boulder city, nv USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 11:03:47 (EST)
son of Tech5 G. Walter Webb, 398th Infantry, "G" Company
Douglas Webb <dweb@verizon.net>
Mullica Hill, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 13:06:32 (EST)
Gentleman, As Planning Coordinator of the local Veterans Steering Group I have a wonderful and worthwhile project I want to inform you of which is being organized in concert with the World War II (WW II) National Memorial Dedication. It is a local project we hope you can assist us with at some level. First, I acknowledge this communication is a bit lengthy and I simply ask that when you can take some time, read on, and consider providing our Northern Daviess and Martin County Indiana Veterans Steering Group some feedback and guidance in our efforts. Please share the contents of this letter within your organization if you would. Your organization may want to assist and/or participate in some capacity and we would certainly encourage you to that end. But first allow me to formally introduce the project. Hopefully, you are aware that on Saturday, May 29, 2004, a national memorial to the veterans of WW II will be dedicated in Washington, D.C., honoring the 16 million American servicepersons who served fought, and died to secure democracy, preserve freedom, liberate the oppressed, and rid the world of tyranny. We are equally certain you are aware that today men and women from the “Greatest Generation” are living in every community throughout America, many of whom will be unable to participate in the formal celebration at Washington, D.C. They are equally deserving of the recognition and honor bestowed on those able to be in our nation’s capital. Consequently, the National American Legion through its local posts has encouraged Everytown USA to organize and participate in some sort of local recognition ceremony for those unable to attend the national event. Utilizing the guidance and direction of a planning guide prepared by the National American Legion this is just what we are embarking upon. In tribute to their sacrifice and service to our country, the local Town Councils of Crane Village, Elnora, Plainville, and Odon have designated by formal proclamation Saturday 29, May 2004 as World War II Veterans Recognition Day – A Grateful Nation Remembers. With this proclamation the area American Legion and VFW Veterans Posts are planning a community wide Expo and day of celebration to honor the WW II veterans in our area, which will coincide with the national memorial dedication. A special Expo style event is to be held at local school facility to commemorate this day and honor these men and women. The Veterans Steering Group is a joint venture among the following Indiana veterans organizations and posts: Odon Legion Post 293, Elnora Legion Post 245, Odon VFW Post 9627 and Crane Village VFW Post 9297. We are certain you would agree that since the conclusion of WW II each of us young and old, have in some way been exposed to the strength, faith, and endurance shown by these great men and women and their sacrifices in their youth. A sacrifice you personally can identify with. This one-time event being planned is ambitious and requires the support of the entire community as well as outside sources to make it a complete success. Responses to our planning to date has been very encouraging towards organizing a first rate event. Participation we will be receiving during the Expo is as follows: · Army and Navy personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division in Crane IN. providing static displays of current military technology. · Our keynote speaker will be the Commanding Office of NSWC Crane Division. · Both Indiana U.S. Senators Evan Bayh and Senator Richard Lugar will be providing representation through their regional offices, and formal comments by letter and videotape. · Indiana 8th District Congressman John Hostettler will attend. · The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), hosted by Senator Lugar will participate in taking oral histories of veterans and their WWII experiences. · Indiana State Senator Waterman will be in attendance, as well an as political leader from the county and local communities. · The highly decorated Bloomfield Indiana HS JROTC Drill Team will be performing. · NBC affiliate WTWO in Terre Haute Indiana will be providing local TV coverage, as well as local radio will have live remotes. Our WWII Veteran Recognition Day will begin with Morning Prayer Breakfast in local church congregations, which are actually designed to honor veterans of ALL generations and specifically those local members of the 1/152nd. The day will continue with an afternoon Expo focusing on the WWII Veteran. The Expo will include a formal recognition ceremony of WWII Veterans, followed by a community wide dinner free to all veterans and their immediate families, and conclude with a 1940’s style USO Show, including Bob Hope, the Andrew’s Sister, a Big Band Sound, and swing dancers all provided by local talent. So now that you have read this far and received a mental picture of our event allow me to direct your thinking back to the question, which entered your mind in the first, few sentences of this communication. So why is Mr. Leighty contacting our organization and explaining all this? Two reasons. First, this event has great possibilities not only to honor what is known as the "Great Generation" but also great education value for the youth in the community. It is intended to include all ages as the community comes together to recognize the sacrifice of many. Second, such an event needs in principal the support of the entire community, as well as the enthusiasm and organizational skills a talented organization such as yours can bring to the table to make this a powerful success. It is the Veterans Steering Groups desire to enlist as much interest, feedback, participation and support as possible from multiple sources. Therefore, we are soliciting your enthusiastic support in whatever capacity you believe you might make available. Allow me to provide you with a couple of suggestions for your consideration: 1. We intend to create as much of a military environment as possible. This is to include current military technology, as well as a WW II nostalgic atmosphere. This will be done through the use of Navy military displays from NSWC-Crane, WW II memorabilia displays, pictures, 3 continuous running theaters etc. We would ask that you consider donating WW II items of interest such as, posters, pictures, newspapers, newsreel or video footage on VHS or DVD. We have reprint capabilities; therefore many items could be provided on disk. 2. We can provide space for your organization to display WW II artifacts or memorabilia. This can be linked with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to ensure maximum participation by the public. 3. We will be designation a WW II History Tourism Table providing information related to points of interest around the country. Possible tourist information could be provided. All donated items would ultimately become the property of the North Daviess High School history department. Naturally, these are just a suggestion. You best know your capabilities to support this unique one time event. We do ask that you consider the possibilities and certainly request your feedback in supporting this memorable event and generating interest within the local community. WW II is a part of American history all to soon forgotten and certainly not taught in the public school systems with the personal accuracy it is due. This is why our planning is intended to include all ages as the community as we all come together to recognize the sacrifice of many. There is not a person in our community or the world for that matter who has not been touched by the sacrifice of the “Great Generation.” It has been said, “Dying for freedom isn’t the worst that could happen, being forgotten is.” So in conclusion we simply ask that you give this opportunity some serious though and get back to the Veterans Steering Group as soon as possible. Point of contact information is provided below and I would suggest that the best and easiest way to contact me personally is via reply email. The veterans of this community (past and present) thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to hearing from you in the very near future. VR, Michael P. Leighty Veterans Steering Group & Local World War II Recognition Day Coordinator A Community Observance - Honoring our Past...to Ensure our Future RR # 2 Box 143 Odon, IN. 47562 (812) 636-7657 (home) (812) 854-3320 (work) Email: leighty_mike@atd.crane.navy.mil (work) aries@dmrtc.net (home)
Michael P. Leighty <leighty_mike@atd.crane.navy.mil>
Odon, IN USA - Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 11:32:15 (EST)
Greetings, I understand that there will be a WWII Memorial event in DC in late May. My father, Felix Thomas Holt, Jr., served honorably (bronze star, purple heart) in the 398th Infantry in Germany (participated in Jagst River Crossing w/ Company D, I believe). Sadly, he died in 1991 and cannot participate. However, I would like to honor his memory by offering a place to stay in my home for an out-of-town vet who needs one during the celebration. I would like to offer this to someone who may have served with my father, if possible. However, after surfing the Army web site, I cannot determine how I would go about locating someone who served with him. Can you help me with this (or direct me to someone who can)? Thank you in advance, Tim Holt Silver Spring, MD
Tim Holt <nssea@aol.com>
Silver Spring, MD USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 09:24:04 (EST)
To:Catherine Paura: Regarding father, Michael Paura. Please reply to this e-mail. Your father's name is listed in the 100th Division, 398th Company G in the book "The Story of the Century". He was in the same company as my father.
Johnny Harris <harrisjl@comporium.net>
Fort Mill, SC USA - Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 13:28:06 (EST)
SSG Charles Maskolunas (SGT Mack) cmaskolu@tampabay.rr.com Message: I was proud to serve with a bunch of men that were nay are the best dang Arty Men known to God. When our team came in out of the Bush we were welcomed to the Arms of brotherhood. I don't know how many of us made it home? But I have Personal thanks going out to Pfc Hoseapple, Pfc Steve Cox, Sp/4 Gonzales (Speedy) and Pfc Robbin (Harry) If anyone knows these brave men please tell them Sgt Mack hopes to talk to them on
mgbada mugu mumu <cmaskolu@tampabay.rr.com>
ihioma, imo nigeria - Saturday, March 06, 2004 at 06:03:14 (EST)
I am posting this for my dad - Joe Orsak. He served in the 397th Co F and H. He is interested in hearing from any of his old friends from the service. He doesn't have e-mail, but I would be happy to pass on any messages to him. Thanks - Charlie Orsak corsak.hdchrc.com
Charlie Orsak <corsak@hdchrc.com>
Duluth, MN - Thursday, March 04, 2004 at 09:03:05 (EST)
My grandfather fought for the 100th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Vosges Mountains. He would rarely speak of his experiences, similary to many other soldiers who lived through the horrors of combat. As a history teacher, and as an American, I feel truly fortunate and blessed to live in this country. I sincerely thank all of you from the 100th Infantry Division, for the sacrfice you made has allowed for all of us to live today to live in a prosperous and strong America. I respect you and hope that you are living peaceful and happy lives. I know that my grandfather, who passed away 10 years ago, wishes the same for you all as well.
Samuel Jarosz <Sam@mathbox.com>
- Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 23:12:26 (EST)
In Dec 29-45 I was in Bining, France. Part of the 12th armored was there. I was in the 12th Army Postal Unit. At approx 3:30 p.m. we were bombed by two or our own planes. We were told these planes had been captured by the Germans, had the call letters etc. Our anti aircraft did not fire thinking all was o.k. I can find no record of this and am wondering if it could have been friendly fire. I believe there were 7 killed.
Wally McAloney <goosehtr2@cox.net>
peoria, az United States - Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 19:44:49 (EST)
My father's 1st cousin - Herbert R. Petzold served in Co. E of the 397th. He was wounded in France. I am interested in hearing from anyone who served with Herb and may remember him. I would like to try to put together some of his military heritage to present to his family. Thanks
Ronald Kreusel <rkreusel@endicott.edu>
Beverly, MA USA - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 23:23:49 (EST)
My wifes brother, Richard J. Scheerer was in company L, 397th. He was killed early January, 1945 and buried Epinel, France. We would appreciate a message from anyone that served with or remembers Richard or served in his unit.
Ronald W. & Judith A. Branson Sr. <roscoroon@bwsys.net>
Washington, IL. USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 17:16:26 (EST)
I served with the 100th all during the European campaign. I was with Co. E, 399th. Anyone know of Lt. Col Spiegel, 2nd Bn Commander, Sgt Gerald Davis, Marshall Mallak?
James Storjohann <jstor@willinet.net>
Marshalltown, IA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 20:51:01 (EST)
I would like to inform the men of the 100th Inf. Div. of the passing of SSGT. Dallas Adams. He was in the 375 artillary battery D. He was the supply Sargent. Dallas past away in early January 2004. He was a proud Century Man and a good all around guy. He will be sourly missed.
S. Kling <skling2@entermail.net>
emmaus, pa u.s.a - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 14:46:08 (EST)
Hello! Writing for Joe, he's sitting next to me relating some stories of the battles in Remling, etc. He was in 397th Bn, Co F and later, Co H. He joined at Baccarat, France in Nov.'44. He is well, still drives and gets along well. He has two children, three grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. He enjoys seeing notes about his old company. Joe says hello to all Company F and H folks still out there.
Tech -4 Joseph E. Orsak <wilson_21834@msn.com>
Denver, CO USA - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 00:34:54 (EST)
My da Frank J Lynch served in the 100th infantry in World war II, He was truly a hero and fought in the battle of Bitche, was in stattgart and I have so many names and photos of his fellow soldiers who served with him. How could i find any of them?
suzanne lynch <suzkris@aol.com>
lindenhurst, ny suffolk - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 20:18:08 (EST)
Would like to here from anyone who served in company C 776th tank destroyer battalion. Anyone know my uncle ssgt Eric A. Antonson who was KIA on Dec. 12th 1944 in France? Thanks for any information.
Jim Johnson <jimevie@hotmail.com>
Thief River Falls, MN usa - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 09:48:48 (EST)
I loved your site....one of the best military sites I'v visited online
MCpl Reg Lowe <Lowe.RE@forces.gc.ca>
kingston, On Canada - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 14:34:00 (EST)
My late uncle, Norman F. Walters, served in the 399th Regiment, was awarded the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster. He was wounded on April 13, 1945 near Talheim, Germany.
Terrence Walters <tmwalters49@hotmail.com>
Rochester, MN USA - Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 16:42:25 (EST)
My father who is now deceased had a ring with the emblem Sons of Bitche. Am interested if anyone online knew him or can relate how he received his Bronze Star. The ARmy has lost the records to a fire. I would appreciate any feedback. Thank you,
Elizabeth Novinsky Wise <mojomick@earthlink.net>
Kennewick, Wa USA - Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 08:59:16 (EST)
very great site guys your reminded that iam opreating from japan
peter maga <mugu@hotmail.com>
osaka, osaka japan - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 12:06:23 (EST)
I regret to inform you of the death of my father, T SGT Robert V. Smith who passed away on 9/10/03. He was with HQ CO 399 INF and fought in Central Europe and the Rhineland with the 100th Division.
Robert V. Smith, Jr. <adrales@worldnet.att.net>
Rensselaer, NY US - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 11:40:09 (EST)
Hello, I am an author researching a book on combat search and rescue. I am trying to locate anyone who served with or who remembers Sgt. Charles Carey. I would like to learn about what happened at Rimling. God bless you all, and thank you for your service to our country
Susan Keating <Skeating@gte.net>
- Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 14:06:16 (EST)
Emmett Bently Burley, 22 October 1925 - 1 January 2004. Died after a long respiratory-related illness, and 68 days {including Thanksgiving and Christmas} in Lynchburg General Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Formerly Technician 5th Grade, M18 Hellcat driver, 824th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 1943-1945. Also awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Survived by his wife, Vivian, two brothers, one sister, three daughters, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Owner of Burley's Market on Route 29.
Chris Kelly <IFreigeist@aol.com>
Lynchburg, VA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 00:47:01 (EST)
My father, Michael J. Paura was part of the 100th and I believe a member of the 398. He has a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He served from November 1942 to December 1945. I cannot find his name on any of the registers. How can I correct this? Thank you for taking the time to respond to me. Catherine Paura
Catherine Paura <cp@fpvent>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 20:22:55 (EST)
Looking for anyone serving with the 80th Hospital Train Unit, stationed in Frankfurt cir 1945-1948. We transported sick and wounded to hospital ship in Bremahaven to be sent back to America.
Oliver C. Greenup <BOOKMAN4412@aol.com>
Cunningham, Tn USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 22:26:50 (EST)
My father, Robert A. Buethe, passed away on January 16, 2004, at the age of 80. He was a member of the 824th Tank Destroyer Battalion in 1944. He lost his right leg in an accident, less than two weeks after the 824th arrived in France, and three weeks before they went into combat, the month of his 21st birthday. I would very much like to hear from anyone who remembers him, or from any member of the 824th TBD who can tell me something of its history.
Bob Buethe <bobbuethe@hotmail.com>
North Merrick, NY USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 17:14:00 (EST)
my father s/sgt Edward Jerome McLaughlin served w/ Hqtrs co.399th Inf regt.
ed mc laughlin <jmclaughlin3@tellurian>
butler, nj usa - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 14:05:19 (EST)
Am trying to find our data on my uncle, Thomas (Tom) Fagan a member of the 100th in WW2.His "combat"pix appears in the 100 Div hard bound book published after the war.The pix was staged for the book.I know, as a former infantryman, he is too clean in the pix to have been in field duty.. I know he attended some 100 Div. conventions. Is there a location I can contct to determine his unit of assignment and perhaps contact his WW2 comrads? Robert Fagan Hopper USA retired
Robert fagan Hopper <robertgraceh@aol.com>
St Simons, Ga USA - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 21:26:29 (EST)
My father, Robert A. Buethe Sr., passed away on Friday, January 16, 2004. He was a member of the 824th Tank Destroyer Battalion, but on November 10, 1944, he lost his right leg in an accident and was sent home less than three weeks before the battalion first saw combat. I don't know why I never thought of doing this before, but on the evening before his funeral, after going through boxes of photos and a folder of papers that included his Honorable Discharge, I decided to do a web search for the 824th. My dad never liked to talk much about his wartime experience, and finding this site has made me feel a little bit closer to him now that he's gone. If you have any memories or stories to share about Bob Buethe, I would very much like to hear from you.
Robert A. Buethe <bobbuethe@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 09:54:16 (EST)
My father was born in Ellwangen, Germany in 1920 and forced to leave Germany in 1938. He became a medic in the 399th and fought his way back home. My father met an unforutunate death at the age of 45 and I was very young. In the last few years I have been invited to Ellwangen several times and a professor in Frieburg has told me stories about my father returning to Ellwangen during the war. In fact according to this professor, my fathers ability to speak fluent German, including Schwabian, may have helped save the town from a heavier battle. I would be interested if anyone remembers my father and what may have actually happened their in 1945. It must have been something for him to return to Ellwangen after escaping just prior to Kristallnacht and then an almost certain death.
Michael H. Levi <MLevi@Montefiore.org>
NYC, NY USA - Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 16:58:08 (EST)
The following obituary was published in today's (1-17-04) edition of the Albany (NY) Times Union. Walter Lee Baldwin ACRA Walter Lee Baldwin, age 84, of Chappell Road, Acra died on January 15, 2004 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. He was born on May 21, 1919 in Purling, N.Y. He was the son of the late Bruce Baldwin and Kathryn Bouck. Walt grew up in Purling where his parents owned the Baldwin Hotel. After graduating from the Cairo School, he joined the US Army. During World War II, he was stationed in Central Europe and Rhineland where he earned Bronze Stars in the 100th Infantry Division. Walt married Laura M. Meddaugh on March 21, 1942. He worked as a carpenter all his life and belonged to Local 2161 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Phoenix Electric. Walter was a member of American Legion Post of Cairo and a lifetime member of the Cairo Hose Company, serving 32 years as fire commissioner. Walt is survived by his son, Thomas Baldwin; his daughters-in-law, Christy Pedersen and Francine Alverson; his sister, Katherine Moffitt; his grandson, Jeffrey Baldwin (Missy); granddaughters, Kerry Overbaugh (William), Stacey Deyo (David), William Yager (Karla); and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Cameron, Mitchell, Kevin, Megara, Keegan and William; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Laura in 1998 and great-grandson, Benjamin Overbaugh, three sisters and two brothers. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home, 383 Bross Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. There will be American Legion and Cairo Hose Company Memorials. Interment will be at the Round Top Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cairo Hose Company.
Frederick R. Miller, PH1, USN Retired (55-73) <joker528@nycap.rr.com>
Ballston Spa, NY USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 09:15:22 (EST)
My father, Albert Holmes Jr, passed away last year. He was very proud of his service with the Century, but like most veterans, he did not speak much about it. He served in the 399th. If anyone has any knowledge of him, please feel free to contact me. Also, I have received his medals and would like to display them, but they need a good cleaning. Any suggestions to do this?
Albert Holmes <bert.holmes@wachovia.com>
- Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 13:48:14 (EST)
Cpl James J Tierney 397th Medic,wounded in Germany. He loved you guys,He cried many times telling me stories of you brave men,Anyone remember my Father?
Dennis J Tierney <Podee@optonline.net>
Valley Stream , NY U.S.A. - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 04:52:01 (EST)
Was curious if anyone had served with my father, SGT. Lawrence D. Sweeney, 397th Infantry Regiment , Fort Bragg, NC.He served in North Africa 1942 and France 1944. He was among the Army's first soldiers to receive the Expert Infantryman's Badge.The 100th Division was selected by the army groubd forces to be the first infantry unit to take the tests.
Gary D. Sweeney <gdsweeneyusa@netscape.net>
Parkersburg, WV USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 23:51:23 (EST)
You guys have a great web site. It a good source on the structure of the U.S. Infantry division in World War II. God bless the veterans of the 100th and their loved ones, both those still here on earth, and those who have gone on to their final reward!
- Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 13:46:09 (EST)
I was stationed in Germany in 1947 with 1136th Labor Supv Co. Jim Hensley former 100th Div was my 1st Sgt.
Richard Whitworth, SGM (Ret) <MotelREbkr@aol.com>
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 14:45:30 (EST)
Hello, First of all, let me say that I thoroughly enjoy this site and that we need more of them around. I am Darin Bishop and a fellow veteran of the USAF 88-92. I have been interested in the military and its history for most of my life with the WWII time period being especially fascinating to me. I realize that the men who served in the fighting divisions have difficulty in talking about their experiences, and it is well understood why they have this difficulty. My question is this; I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share their experiences with me, or even share photos? Thank you so very much for your time and efforts for this country; I shall never forget the men and women who have shed blood for this country. Thanks so much, Darin
Darin L Bishop <darin_md@yahoo.com>
Delta, CO USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 14:41:47 (EST)
I am looking for some information for my husband's grand father. His name is Arlis luttrel and he served in the army's 375thartillier battalian A in 1943. He is trying to locate those who he searved with. Primarily Francis Marker from Pennsylvania and True Emery Mosher. I really am at a loss in how to begin looking for them. Can anyone help point me in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreiciated.
glenease Ballinger <dragonfeeder@yahoo.com>
Lexington , Ky USA - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 21:28:20 (EST)
Refiling 12-16-03 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 Lexington, KY USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 19:01:37 (PST)
Samuel S. Johnson, MBA, PE <samjohnson@btusales.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 13:02:15 (EST)
I always enjoy visiting this site. My daughter and I also enjoyed meeting members of this group when we attended the meeting here in Nashville last September (My father was Donald K. Smith-pfc with the 399th, Company L). I would like for Tennesseans, especially, to know about the Veterans History Project at the Nashville Public Library. Right now each of Davidson County libraries has a pamphlet explaining that "as a partner in the Library of Congress Beterans History Project, the Nashville Room of the NPL is conducting audiotaped interviews with local veterans and those who served in support of them." They are interested in gathering letters, diaries, memoirs, photos, and other service related items to be added to the collections of the Nashville Room. The pamplet contains a biographical data form for the person to complete and return to the library and the library will have a person contact the veteran to arrange for a tape-recorded interview. Call the library at 615-862-5782 for more information about participating in this project. Donna Reagan Children's Specialist, Nashville Public Library
Donna Reagan <donna_reagan@hotmail.com>
Nashville, TN USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 17:03:38 (EST)
i just found this website.. my brother pfc william silberman, was killed in action on april 12, 1945 in belmomte, italy.while on a patrol with 12 soldiers.. .he was in the 34th inf. div. 168th reg. co. C red bull insignia..... through my clicking on to a few websites, someone answered my plea for help in finding out what happened to him as his remains were never found.. lo and behold, someone did answer my plea and helped find out who was with my brother on that patrol and located one of the soldiers.. emile senecal was also killed at the same time as my brother.. a few men were captured and a few escaped.. from the germans.. the war was over 3 weeks later.. if anyone on that patrol or anyone knew my brother, i would appreciate hearing from you.. thank u for this website.. i am now 72 and i was 14 at the time my brother was killed.. things are first coming out now because of the wonderful invention of the computer.. my brothers name is on a plaque in the american cemetery in florence, italy that my family and i visited.. but it is a miracle that i found out about the patrol he was on.as the government told us that the papers went down in smoke when the building that held info went down in flames.. . in fact, the soldier that contacted me told me my brother saved his life.. my brother received the purple heart and the bronze star . i am however, still waiting for his bronze star.so i can put it on my wall that has his purpleheart framed so i can hand it down to the next of kin.. sincerely, sonia
sonia silberman <sonniedoodle@aol.com>
bronx, n.y. U.S.A. - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 13:35:27 (EST)
anyone have any stories or photos of Staff Sergeant Adolph Sabattis who received a purple heart from 397th infantry regiment , company M wounded in Germany?
karen sabattis <ohmyqueen@att.net>
annandale, nj usa - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 12:13:06 (EST)
My Dad is Roy W. Kent 397th, 2nd Batt,Co G,2nd Platoon,3rd Squad and is looking for his buddies.He is wondering if Donald G. Molloy is still alive and well and would like to contact him.
Don T. Kent <don@andesagency.com>
Shadyside, OH USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 22:11:07 (EST)
I regret to inform you of my Grandfather Raymond A. Miller's(373-A) passing on May 16, 2003.
Lisa Miller <lisamm@infoblvd.net>
Corning, NY USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 21:11:53 (EST)
My uncle Michael "Mike" Baier from Philadelphia, Pa. served with the 100th. He was a forward observer with the F.A.. He was with the outfit right on up to Stutgart.Any info please contact...Thanks .
William Diamond <billyneggs@comcast.net>
Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A. - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 02:59:57 (EST)
I am seeking info on my grandfather. He passed away 2 weeks ago and I never got a chance to talk with him about his time in the army. His name is Edward Richard Stefaniak. Enlisted July 7 1942, discharged October 31 1945. He was with the 776th TDB. His nickname during that time was "Fast Eddie" and he was with a group called "The Vandals." I am not sure what that name refered to (company, platoon, etc). I do not know what company/platoon of the 776th he was in or anything like that. If anyone has any information please contact me. I really appreciate any help.
Owen <xprayforyourdeathx@hotmail.com>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 02:35:47 (EST)
I recently found a bunch of medals from my uncle and found your website. How wonderful to have a connection!! Thank you.
Maureen O'Hara Kazarian <MOE12853@aol.com>
Newton, MA USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 01:33:07 (EST)
Hello. My uncle was Sgt. Rufus A. King. I have only been able to find out the date of his feath. I have no idea where he was. If anyone who reads this has any information on where and how hw was killde, I would like to speak with you. M ail any information t0 2383 Eastover Dr. ,Memphis,TN 38119. THANKS
Richard Smith <emealer1@yahoo.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 00:05:01 (EST)
Looking for any information pertaining to Robert E. Johnson PFC. Robert was a friend of my mother's in Duluth, Minnesota in 1945. My mother has a box memorabilia including pictures of Bobby in the service and would like to find a home for them. Last know whereabouts was Oregon.
Bill Ferguson <silvervip@cox.net>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 19:48:12 (EST)
I have recently learned about my Grandfather who was in the 100th Infantry Division, in the US Army during WWII. I am really interested about him and his past. I am 26 years old and he passed away when my father was 6 years old. the actual date was Oct 9th 1958. I have multiple pictures of him and his unit in Germany. I would love to hear from anyone that knew him, since the only thing I have is pictures. his name is Alfred H. Kelley. Everyone called him Kelley.My address is PO Box 242 Hancock Maine 04640. Thank you very much. God Bless All Of You.
Megan Kelley <emtmeg76@hotmail.com>
Hancock, ME usa - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 19:33:22 (EST)
My dad, Paul Ingle was in the 373rd/C Battery during the war. He is 83 and is still very active and would love to hear from anyone that was in his unit. Please contact me at cmatthews1204@msn.com. Thanks, Cindy Matthews
Cindy Ingle Matthews <cmatthews1204@msn.com>
Jasper, AL USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 20:34:59 (EST)
my father was sgt. joe lize of 397th inf. he was killed when i was 6 years old.
james joseph lize <jimlize@juno.com>
pleasant ridge, mi UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 21:34:21 (EST)
My beloved father, Donald B. Cantrell of the 397th Regiment, Company A, just passed away November 7, 2003, at the age of 78. He was a patriot through and through, worked as a hometown pharmacist until he was 77, and attended his company reunions as his health permitted. His service for his country was a huge part of his young life and he constantly spoke of his huge respect for Captain Connally. For those who knew my father, know that Taps that he played for so many, has now been played for him. To those who served with my father, whether you are here physically or in spirit, you were very important to him.
Cindy Cantrell Douglas <cindyskids@earthlink.net>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 21:07:47 (EST)
I am the great-nephew of Olin J. Guidry, 397th Infantry Regiment. As part of my ongoing genealogy research, I am looking to correspond with anyone who may remember him.
Jeff Guidry <JeffGuidry@chevrontexaco.com>
San Ramon, CA USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 16:23:34 (EST)
I found your site looking for things about my Uncle Roger Fiebelkorn. I found where he's listed for a Silver Star but I believe that he also recieved a Purple heart. I could be wrong but I check it and I don't know if your interested in that kind of information.

You can let me know. Thanks for your great site!! Regards, Amy

Amy Warfield <warfields@comcast.net>
Burlington, mMA USA - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 09:04:11 (EST)
Would like to find information on my father Donald E Bennett SERVICE #36737542. He was captured during the battle of Bitche on dec. 31 1944. He was with the 399 infantry regiment. My adress is 2002 Grand Detour Rd. Dixon, Il 61021
Greg Bennett
Dixon , IL United States - Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 20:35:53 (EST)
My father was part of Co. D 398th Engr Regt. I tried an internet search and came up with this link. Is the 398th Infantry the same? He was in the Ardennes and Rhineland and received a Meritorious Unit Award (GO # 120) so it looks like I am on the right track. His name was also Ralph Olson.
Ralph Olson <pugs54@earthlink.net>
Townsend, MA US - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 16:15:48 (EST)
My father served in CO. A 399, wounded in France, any one with info please let me know.
Marshall <mloosier@main.com>
- Friday, November 07, 2003 at 19:44:43 (EST)
I was wondering if anyone has heard the whereabouts of Technical Sgt. Alfred F. Lollo. He was wounded in battle, and last I heard was when he had been taken to the hospital. Any information would be appreciated. Contact me by e-mailing me at rhudspeth@access995.com
Ralph Hudspeth <rhudspeth@access995.com>
Hermitage, Pa. U.S.A. - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 18:50:21 (EST)
Would be interested in talking to any 100th members who occupied Field Marshall Rommel's House. Thanks, Don
Don Troiani <chainshot@aol.com>
Southbury, CT USA - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 22:06:16 (EST)
I am the nephew of Virgil J. Gooch of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th ID who won the DSC Posthumously. I am pleased to see his name among such gallant soldiers. Thank You, Jeff Jameson
Jeffrey C. Jameson <jjameson55@yahoo.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Saturday, November 01, 2003 at 03:56:58 (EST)
I was just wondering if anyone out there knew a William Henry Carney, JR. All I know about him is that we served in WWII in the US Navy and his name is listed on a memorial outside the courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
aimee <aimees@zartic.com>
rome, ga united states - Friday, October 31, 2003 at 12:25:15 (EST)
Looking to contact anyone who served in 398/C/100 during the period 3/1/1943 thru 4/15/1943. You guys did a great service to me and our country. Thank You. David griffin
David Griffin <griffhvac@aol.com>
Mocksville, NC USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 22:17:19 (EST)
Would like any information on Tech. Sgt. Alfred F. Lollo, Hdq. Co. 3rd Bn., 398th Inf., l00th Div.He was injured in battle, and last I heard of him he was in the hospital. He was from Carona, New York
Ralph C. Hudspeth <rhudspeth@access995.com>
Hermitage, Pa. U.S.A. - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 21:22:44 (EST)
My Father was one. He left me this book: History of The 398th Infantry Regiment. Copyright 1947 by Infantry Journal Inc.Edited by Bernard Boston,Washington. Amazing text in the Awards and Decoration Appendix in the back of the old book. God Bless the 398th !
Mike Luxem <MLuxem@cap.org>
Glenview, IL USA - Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 18:23:19 (EST)
My Grandfather, George Thomas Watts (Vaucluse, South Carolina) served in the 100th Century Division, 397th Infantry, Company M from 1942-1945. He would NEVER discuss any details of his service or of the war. My sister and I would love to hear of anyone who may have served with him, or family members of those who were in his company. He passed away in 1996 and we have since learned these minimal details of his service. Thanks to you all for you sacrifice to our freedom. God bless.
Leigh M. Watkins <leighmwatkins@yahoo.com>
Aiken, SC USA - Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 12:02:25 (EST)
SAN DIEGO, CA USA - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 03:56:11 (EDT)
We are searching for the full name of a veteran and his grave site but we only know that the man's name was Eerae and he was a great friend of now deceased Capt. Samuel Newton Frazer. We do not know if this is the man's first or last name. Both served in the Edinburgh area. Before Capt Frazer was returned to Canada in 1944 he was notified that his friend Eerae had been killed in France. Can anyone identify the man named Eerae in order to help us locate his grave site.
Verna M. Burness <vm.burness@sympatico.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 10:09:21 (EDT)
My grandfather was Staff Sgt. Edward "Doc" Dougherty. He commanded the support platoon of B company 397th. He was wounded shortly after reaching the Rhine. If anybody knew him, or if your father or grandfather was in company b please contact me. I have tons of pictures of the men of B company from Ft. Bragg, so if any body is intrested please contact me at ellet@optonline.net
Kyle Pfazler <ellet@optonline.net>
East Northport, NY USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 20:36:51 (EDT)
Guys please write to me at 39117 Bud Court in Fremont, CA 94538. I have lost touch in the past couple of years.
Barney Hernandez
Fremont, CA U.S.A. - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 00:03:51 (EDT)
My late husband, SSgt. Raymond R. Arroyo served in the l00t 398th Bat. Co K. during WW11. If you knew him please contact me. Thank you.
Edna Arroyo <etaedna@cs.com>
Tucson , Az USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 21:11:29 (EDT)
I am hoping for some possible information. While in Europe, did you as a member of the 100th Infantry Division encounter any members of the German Volkssturm? If so, I would appreciate an email at snafu947@yahoo.com I have a few questions I would like to ask you. Thank you, and I hope to hear from many of you soon. Wm.T. Ripley
Wm.T. Ripley <snafu947@yahoo.com>
Indiana - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 12:30:08 (EDT)
Hi! Thanks for being there. I found your site at one of those freelance copywriting services sites. Are you involved in that sort of thing? catwoo2003@hotmail.com
Catherine Woo
Chicago, IL US - Monday, October 06, 2003 at 18:45:00 (EDT)
This is a great website. My father was Sgt. Quentin Cooper of Anti-Tank Co. 397th Inf. Regt. 100th Inf Div. He served in the 100th from Ft. Jackson to the occupation of Stuttgart. Would love to hear from anyone who served with him.
James Cooper <batc@frontiernet.net>
Gardiner, NY USA - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 11:25:25 (EDT)
personality... hrrm... My wife and I are close friends of Sue Withers Burress,the niece of General Burress.Her brother Daniel is also a good friend of mine(General Burress's great nephew). I saw a picture in Sue's house of General Burress shaking hands with General Eisenhower and asked Sue who it was. That is how I found out about the 100th Infantry Division and consequently how I got to this web site.
Earl P. Guill Jr <eguill@triad.rr.com>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 23:49:58 (EDT)
My grandfather William S. Kumpel, 1st Lt. 100th Division 374-A passed away on September 12, 2003. He will be missed more than he could ever know. I would like to hear from anyone who knew my grandfather. It was only in the last few years, that he began to speak freely about the war and spoke very highly of the 100th. He was a SILVER and BRONZE star winner and was PROUD to serve his country. If anyone can help me out, I would like to hear your side of the story so that I can keep my "POP'S" memory alive. Thanks
Nelson W. Wiest <nelsonwiest@hotmail.com>
Mt. Royal, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 15:16:03 (EDT)
Wonderful web site - I am currently the Commander of HHD, 4th BN, 399th Regt, 8th Bde, 100th Div - I wanted to research the history of the 399th and found your web site - great information on the history of our regiment which I will share with the personnel assigned to our battalion in our monthlky newsletter which I send out between monthly drills.
Dupuy, Pierre H., CPT, MI, USAR <pierre.dupuy@us.army.mil>
RADCLIFF, KY USA - Friday, September 19, 2003 at 15:21:48 (EDT)
Had a good time with my dad Henry Holland 398th Anti-Tank at the reunion in Nashville, TN. First one I have been able to attend. Would love to hear from anyone who served in his unit.
Michael H. Holland <homidi@comcast.net>
Powder Springs,, Ga USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 18:39:53 (EDT)
My dad served with 399th as Infantryman (Scout). His name is Donald E. Benzing. He is still living in Hamilton, OH. Anyone remember him?
Ronald W. Benzing <Ronald.Benzing@Garmisch.Army.Mil>
Garmisch, GE - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 09:13:04 (EDT)
My father, Edward Zdziarski, served in the 373rd Field Artillery Battalian, "A" Battery. He died in 1969. If anyone remembers him and can tell me anything about your experiences, I would love to know about them. He died when I was only 16 and he never talked about his war experiences with me.
Theresa Korab
- Monday, September 01, 2003 at 21:10:17 (PDT)
I've been neglecting to keep up to date with some of us oldtimers. My new "E"mail is raylau@closecall.com Anyone from B co 398th will be great to hear from.
anthony ragonesi <raylau@closecall.com>
chestertown, md usa - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 11:07:02 (PDT)
I would be most interested to know if any men who served with my late father, SGT. Frank Hanshaw, of the 399th...in the band which he led before going to Europe, and then afterwards, are living and could tell me a bit about the band.
Frank W. Hanshaw 111 <fwh52@yahoo.com>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 14:36:27 (PDT)
I am trying to locate a soldier who I believe served with the 100th ID. His name is Jerry Penske (y). Can you tell me if he was indeed a member of the 100th ID? Thank you. Danny Scott
Danny Scott <DtheLeprechaun@comcast.net>
Exton, PA USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 06:51:30 (PDT)
My father was Peter Nick Poulos who served in the 399th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. He passed away March 23, 2001 at 88 years old.
Larry Poulos <nursecsc@yahoo.com>
Galesburg, Illinois USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 18:21:50 (PDT)
My father, George J. Abbate, was the squad leader of the 2nd squad of the 1st platoon of Company M in the 100th Infantry Division. He was wounded in France and sent to a hospital in England for six months, after which he was sent to Erwine, Germany as an MP. He passed away on July 18, 2000. If any WWII veterans remember him, please send an e-mail to me with any stories or information you may recall. This would me so much to our family. Thank you and God bless you for all that you did to keep our nation free!
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NJ USA - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 12:02:24 (PDT)
I am trying to trace Gilman C Harding who was in the army WW2 - Lieutenant, when I knew him. He was stationed once in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, and he was a family friend. He would be 81 or 82 now and possibly lives in MA although he did come from Kansas City.
eleanor firth <eleanorf@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, Australia - Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 00:56:16 (PDT)
my father was robert william kolbenstetter wounded in germany. he died in 1952.
gary Kolbenstetter <gkolbnstr@aol.com>
locust grove , va usa - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 06:02:50 (PDT)
My dad, Gabriel Joseph Julian passed away Sept. 28, 2002. He was in the 100th Infantry Division from 1941 - 1946. From 1943 - 1946 he was Chief Warrant Officer of the 100th Infantry Division Band. I never got a chance to talk with my dad about what it was like in the war. If there is anyone out there who served with him I would appreciate any information of what he was like in the war. State side he played piano with the Bobby Byrne Dance Band. Thank you - Daughter Amy Julian
Amy Julian <bdeeb@comcast.net>
East Brunswick, NJ Middlesex - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 19:38:13 (PDT)
I am sorry that I didn't know about this web site sooner. My father, Andrew Brafa, and cousin Herbert Nerenber were both in the 100th Division. Dad was a forward observer and a member of the Sons of Biche. Dad died in his sleep on August 3, 2003 at the age of 89 1/2.
Toni Brafa-Fooksman <tonisusan@yahoo.com>
Columbia, MD USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 13:18:51 (PDT)



PAWCATUCK, CT USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 09:07:05 (PDT)
Anyone served with my husband SSgt Raymond R. Arroyo in Germany that last winter in Germany - if you knew Ray please contact me.
Edna Arroyo <etaedna@cs.com >

Tucson, AZ USA - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 14:22:06 (PDT)
Mr. McNutt is living near his three daughters just outside of Knoxville, TN. His health is good, and he sure enjoys telling everyone he meets that he is an official Son of a Bitchie. If your ever near Knoxville, be sure to contact Ershell; he'd love to talk with you. Plan on him showing you all his old junk he's collected over the years.

For those who would like to write him, his address is:
215 Tanasi Lagoon Drive
Loudon, TN 37774

Ershell J. McNutt
Loudon, TN USA - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 10:47:09 (PDT)
My father Julius J. Ei was a PFC in the 397th company G when he was wounded in France. My father past away in 1995.

If anyone knew him or was with him when he was wounded, I would like to know the circumstances of his wounds and about his time in France (date location etc ). He related some stories to me but very few details.

Gregory Ei <inblue57@msn.com>
Westminster, MD USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 16:01:21 (PDT)
LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS WITH THE R.T.O. -OCCUPATION FORCES--1945-46 (STUTTGART),in charge of the railroads,ect..my dad ended up w/ them(not enough points)..
FL USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 21:01:37 (PDT)
My Grandfather was Sgt. Vincent James Feragola 100th inf. 399th K-Company. I have several boxes of photographs that were taken during his service. If anyone served or has a relative that served in this company e-mail me with any details and I can send copies of any photos that I may have. My Grandfather Died several years ago, but with websites like this, the Century Soldiers,and what they have done will live on forever.
James Vincent Feragola <Feragola@Optonline.net>
Warwick, NY USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 08:06:59 (PDT)
My father, Frank E. NacDonald, was a medic in the 100th. He passed away last April, at the age of 85.

His time in the service was never far from his mind, and heart.

Thank you for keeping this page, and remembering all who served.

Susan MacDonald <kitmacdonald@cox.net>
Goleta, CA USA - Monday, July 21, 2003 at 12:36:35 (PDT)
MY father Don Albright with the 399th service comp. He died in 1960 I was quite young at the time. Anyone remember him? Any information would be appreciated. In many of his letters which we have he many times mentioned a friend named Emile.Not sure of his last name.Any one know who this might be?
Bruce Albright <boskistele@yahoo.com>
Rochester, WI USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 21:43:22 (PDT)
Hello, Looking for any soldiers of Item Company, 399th, who may have known my Dad, Eddie Gill from Plains, PA. He was a BAR rifleman, 6'1", blond hair, played the accordion, and was nicknamed "Pollock" (yeah, he was Polish)! He started off in ASTP and was transferred to the 100th in '44 when the higher ups decided they needed more foot soldiers. Other folks of Company I who knew him were Lowel Dickey, Joe Bivona, and Bucky Rosemond (many thanks to Bruno Viani for finding these folks for me). Please feel free to email me mgill@nc.rr.com (Mark Gill). Thanks.
Mark Gill <mgill@nc.rr.com>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 16:18:09 (PDT)
still alive and doing well, would like to hear from others
frank b. hurrle <josephdubberly@aol.com>
clarksville, in usa - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 16:15:43 (PDT)
I'm sending a link about my father, Charles Zierman with the 100th Division, 399th Regiment, 2nd Platoon (anti-tank) who was finally awarded his Victory Medal on Saturday, July 12, 2003 presented by Congressman Harold Ford Jr. with a special phone call of congratulations from Col David Hackworth, one of our most decorated vetereans in US history.


Richard Zierman <zman038111@yahoo.com>
Nenogus , TN Shelby - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 08:28:44 (PDT)
My dad, PFC Preston G. Davis , served with the 398th Infantry Division. I would like information on him and others who served with him. Great Site!!!!
Jack Davis <jackd@imagin.net>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 08:06:58 (PDT)
I am doing research on PFC Thomas L. Pitzer Co.A 399th Inf. regarding the events of 17Apr45 when he received the DSC outside Helfenberg, Germany. If you any information on the action or on PFC Pitzer please feel free to contact me.
David Hanna <fargohanna@msn.com>
Fargo, ND USA - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 10:40:41 (PDT)
I had a brother named Will Sivilli in HQ Company, 397th Infantry Regiment under Captain John M. Hancock. Does anyone in the association know or remember him. I know it's a long shot but as a member of the USS North Carolina battleship association, we often turn up people who knew a certain friend or buddy. M. Sivilli, ms@gbronline.com
Mario T. Sivilli <ms@gbronline.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 12:53:42 (PDT)
Hey everybody out there. Im trying to locate an old friend of mine. He went into the army in july of 2001, to Kentucky and i can't find him...if anyone knows Thomas Kiddoo please email me or tell him to email me...i miss him.
nichols <ocean_beauty44@yahoo.com>
az usa - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 19:17:54 (PDT)
S.Sgt Karl Nielsen walked off the Vosges battlefield in serious condition on Nov. 19, 1944. I was with him. He died of shock some time afterward. He was not KIA in Co.B, 398th Infantry's first major action but passed on afterward. To Peter Holten, his grandson, contact me when you can at hillflor@msn.com and I will fill you in on details. Hillard Gordon, 36 Columbus Ave., NJ, 07974 or at my e-mail address. I sent detailed reply which could not be delivered to holten@ads1home.dk -- lost in sending. Awaiting your reply, Mr. Holten. HG 7/1/03
Hillard Gordon <hillflor@msn.com>
New Providence, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 11:21:43 (PDT)
To Peter Holten, Hornbaek, Denmark: I have information on your grandfather, the late S.Sgt.Karl Nielsen. I sent it c/o holten@ads1home.dk and it couldn't be delivered. Please contact me at my e-mail address: hillflor@msn.com
Hillard Gordon <hillflor@msn.com>
New Providence, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 11:11:49 (PDT)
My Dad served in this 100 Division in the 397th.....his name is James A. England from Canton, GA
Samuel Lee England <englndsam@aol.com>
Rock Creek, WV USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 21:11:55 (PDT)
I am looking for information about my grandfather. He was in HQ BN 183rd Field Artillery in 1941. In 1944 he was at Camp Campbell for training prior to deplyment for WWII. I never knew him so I am trying to find any information that I can. His name was Hubert Ross Newman. Thank you, SSG Nicholle Donovan
Nicholle Donovan <chicky33w@yahoo.com>
Ft Campbell, KY USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 17:54:02 (PDT)
Very Nice website!
Terry Orcutt <prettyterryred@hotmail.com>
Danville, KY U.S - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 08:58:59 (PDT)