100th Guestbook


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 doing 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
W J Ansel <wansel@Flash.net>
Houston , Tx U S A - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 13:10:46 (PDT)


I WAS IN A MACHINE GUN DQUAD, WATER COOLED 30 CALIBER, OF D CO. 399TH. REG. WE WERE AT BITCHIE ON THE HIGH GROUND OVER- LOOKING THE TOWN. THE GERMANS ATTACKED US ON NEW YEARS DAY. ANYONE OUT THERE THAT WAS INVOLVED RESPOND.
George M. Collins <coll@access1.net>
- Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 16:01:34 (PDT)


Thanks to the Bonn's for an excellent website. I have looked for names of men who served in Co. L 398th and would like to hear from any of them.
Richard A Weaver <dickw04@ibm.net>
Shaker Heights, OHUSA USA - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 18:19:57 (PDT)



Thanks so much for the development of this website and guestbook. My father served in the the 100th Division with great pride. Our family has only bits and pieces of information regarding Dads service to this great nation during WWII. This website will help us all to get a better idea of the type of people Dad served with. If there are friends and other unit members who remember Dad please send us a message and let us know. My father grew up in Revere,Ma. home to America's first public beach, Revere Beach. He still enjoys walking the beach, watching baseball and following the political scene. Dad retired from military service in 1975 at the rank of LTC, Commander of the 182nd Inf. BN MAARNG
Bob Upton Jr. <bu@reverebeach.com>
Revere, MA USA - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 06:31:11 (PDT)


I would just like to thank all of those who contacted me with information concerning my grandfather, Dominic Cuccinello. I learned more about what he did and the type of man he was. I am indebted to all of you. I wish all great health and the best of luck in the up coming year!
Lawrence Berra <LB297548@wcupa.edu>
Livingston, NJ USA - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 08:38:25 (PDT)


I've been able to view the site on my son's computer. HQ Co.,1stBat,398th from November of 1944 to May of '46. Purple Heart in Feb of 1945 near Lenberg. Motor Sgt with AAA in Ludwigsburg during occupation. Drove for LtCol Ralph McCrum & later for Lt. Edwards at Ludwigsburg at POW camp.Inquiries appreciated to: R. SPIELMAN, 742 W. Homer St, Freeport, Il. 61032. Participated in 1991 reunion tour & enjoyed revisiting battle sites from early 1945.
RICHARD SPIELMAN <spiel335@utelco.tds.net>
FREEPORT , IL USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 19:29:39 (PDT)


Apologies to Hank Williams and any others who may have been misled by my listing my WRONG(!) e-mail address last week. We're all getting old, I guess, and I never was too bright. However, I still am looking forward to that wonderful time of the year, this year in McLean (NOT McClean!). Be there!
Tom Bourne <tombourn@sover.net>
Woodstock , VT - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 11:03:28 (PDT)


This web site get better every time I look at it. Thanks to all who contribute to it. I hope to see many from C Company 397th Infantry at the McLean reunion next month.
Frank G. Likly <franklikly@prodigy.net>
Cleveland, OH USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 09:26:08 (PDT)


Again,let me state that this site honoring the 100th Division is great. I would also like to wish the 100th Division the best in regards to the upcoming reunion which I will not be able to attend (in memory of my father Thomas Beamon)because I will be attending co A,397 reunion which will allow me to meet the smaaler group of men my father fought with. Incidentally, their reunion will basically be overlapping the same time period. To those attending the 397,A reunion, I look forward to meeting you. And to the 100th Division, I hold each of you in high regard, and my flag flies every day causing me to remember your sacrifice every time I see its stars and stripes. One proud Son of a Sons of Bitche...J. Beamon
Jeffrey M. beamon <jbeamon@bellsouth.net>
St. gabriel, la USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 15:14:05 (PDT)


ATTN: RALPH R. RUST - My father visited and on his finger was the Sons of Bitche Ring. I had heard of the ring but my father never mentioned it. Needless to say, I was surprised and proud of him that he would share this with me. His 100th, Co. A journeys are very private to him. You can write to the Military Personnel Records Department in St. Louis for an application for your military records. These provide wonderful sources of information to help you find your way back. Good luck. Linda
Linda Kravets <kravetssh@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 16:11:05 (PDT)


i was assigned to the 100th at the end of the war, and i was curious as to whether or not it still existed.
Billy Denison <jargon63@hotmail.com>
Waco, Tx USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 15:03:35 (PDT)


SENT EARLIER QUERY TO SEE IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME FIND THE IDENT OF MY OUTFIT IN THE 100th.WAS WOUNDED AFTER BITCHE.SENT TO HOSP. IN ENGLAND.COMPANY COMMANDER WAS CAPT.PRINCE WHO WAS CAPTURED AT BITCHE.WHEN I WAS WOUNDED I WAS A SQUAD LEADER. SEARCHING MY MEMORY I BELIEVE MY PLATOON LEADER WAS A LT.REED.HOPE SOMEONE CAN TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET THE INFO IM SEEKING SO I CAN EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO ACQUIRE A HISTORY OF MY OUTFIT.THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT SERVICE YOU ARE PRVIDING WITH THIS SITE.
Ralph R .Rust <PRust6>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 13:16:38 (PDT)


DELIGHTED TO HAVE FOUND YOU.WOUNDED AFTER BITCHE AND SENT TOENGLAND.REGRET I HAVE LOST INFO RE MY REG BAT CO ETC .NEEDTO KNOW HOW I CAN GET INFO ABOUT SAME.CAN ANYONE HELP?NEVER HEARD OF SONS 0F BITCHE RING.
Ralph R.Rust <PRust6>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 11:41:47 (PDT)


I made one of your earlier "hits" and have since changed my e-mail address. Still editing the "G" Co. 399th Newsletter for about 80 "G" Co. guys and others interested. If you are either one, let me know and you can have a subscription free of charge (and it's worth it!). McClean in a very few weeks. Let's go!
Tom Bourne <tombourne@sover.net>
Woodstock, VT USA - Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 07:20:55 (PDT)


My father fought with the 36th, Stephen A. Underwood, Jr. He was originally trained with the 824th Tank Destroyers and I just noticed the nice map on Heilbronn battle with the 824th TD. Severely wounded in the Colmar Pocket his distraught mother threw away all photos of him. A replacement rifleman he did not have photo with 36th. Are there any books available on the 824th tank destroyers? Greg Underwood at GregColmar@hotmail.com
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10:21:13 (PDT)


The 17ss Panzer Grenadier Division has its history available at Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. It of course fought in the Vosges. In German, but you can use Translatefree.com to translate it, as I have done with "Die Panzerbrigade 106 FHH." The Battle of the Colmar Pocket on the 36th infantry division website discussion area. GregColmar@hotmail.com
Greg Underwood <GregColmar@hotmail.com>
Kansas City, Mo USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 10:13:01 (PDT)


Just reading some of the entries have brought tears to my eyes. I know of many atrocities through my research - but not through my father. What he must have seen or experienced has kept a distance within his heart. He is a wonderful man, always in control, always responsible...yet there has been a certain sadness I have yet to touch. My father, you may have know him as Adolph "Babe" Kravets, was with the 398th A Co. He did open up one time - after realizing my research was becoming pretty thorough (even for a "girl"), and showed me his Sons of Bitche ring. That was the first time I ever saw pride in his eyes. As many of you have expressed, he does not think of himself as a hero. What he, and many of you Centurymen, do not realize is..we do! If you do not share your stories, experiences, horrors, proud moments, sentimental moments, they will die with you. They will be lost from us, your children, as well as the next and the next and the next generations. We need to remember and pass this on. Your "buddies" did not die in vain. Please trust us, confide in us. If it did not matter, we would not be asking and researching and searching. Everyone of you I have the priviledge of connecting with - I feel blessed and a little closer to that empty place within my dad I cannot seem to reach. From my heart to yours - Thank you for fighting what must have seemed an never ending battle. God bless you. If you have a message to pass on to my father, his name is now Albert Kravets. He was awarded the Silver Star, presented by General Devers after Heilbronn (for his actions in Untergriesheim). Obviously I am very proud of him.
Linda Kravets <kravetssh@hotmail.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 14:39:34 (PDT)


I would like any info.at all of anyone that served in the 398th Co.L in 1945.If anyone knows of that Co.Please E- mail me.
Frank S Borjon <papabo@webtv.net>
Porterville, Ca USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 08:38:00 (PDT)


My father, James Olson, was in the 865 Water Wings Division stationed in Saipan - approx. 1940-45 - anyone out there who had family or know of anyone in this battilion?
Tammy Mentzer <Lainpuddy@aol.com>
Topeka, KS USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 17:30:04 (PDT)


My father Michael Delia was a menber of the 100th as a replacement on the line Nov-Dec 1944.He was in a machine gun section.Donot know which regiment.He passed away in 1988.Would like to hear from anyone who knew him
Al. Delia <ALCOO2@aol.com>
- Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 17:05:12 (PDT)


Co A/398. Great job all you guys & gals are doing with the web, newsletters,conventions,etc,to keep this gang together. We really appreciate all your work. Any Co A/398 people out there, drop me a line.
Ed Rawlings <mbr@westol.com>
Cranberry Twp., PA USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 05:56:55 (PDT)


I would like any info. at all of anyone that served in the 397th Co. G. If anyone knows anything about the company. Please email me, I would appreciate it greatly.
Andrew Wilcox <NE1418@aol.com>
West Des Moines, IA United States - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 20:42:32 (PDT)


Looking for information on Sylvestera J Lustic Detroit MI in 1945. May be H CO. 398th
DOUG SMYTH MED DET 398th <k1uqj@e-scoop.net>
BRIDGEWATER , CT LITCHFIELD - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 13:16:37 (PDT)


Looking for anyone who was with BTRY.B. 925th during WWII. F.A.BN. 100th Division. Would like to hear about any experiences. It help me to know more about my dad.
Jimmy Calvert <mouse01@collegeclub.com>
Elizabeth City, NC USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 05:41:00 (PDT)


I have changed severs and I dont want to miss any information..F.D.Long..C-co.397th inf.
FRANKLYN D. LONG <Fdlong44@AOL.com>
Shadyside, Oh USA - Friday, August 06, 1999 at 19:04:43 (PDT)


My father was attached to the 398th Inf Reg MEDICAL DET during the war. He would like to know if anyone knew him. My father's name is Fred SELKOWITZ and was a medic during the war.
Joel B. Selko (Selkowitz) <brenner@freewwweb.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 18:10:45 (PDT)


I am very interested if anyone knew knew my father Richard W. Pace. He was with the 374 Field Artiliery Battalion. He was a forward observer. I have several pictures of him getting a commision from General Burress. I would love to find omeone who knew my dad and could discuss his experiences. Thanks for any help. Wes Pace
Wes Pace <pacefam@enter.net>
Leesport, PA 19533 - Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 12:49:11 (PDT)


I am posting this message for Marilyn Farrell whose husband served in Battalion Hgtrs 399th. He passed away last year. He was wounded at Raon l'Etape and evacuated. His name was Robert Farrell. He had a close friend whose name was PFC Morof of Detroit. She was just on a pilgramage with her daughter to Roan l'Etape. Would appreciate if anyone has information regarding him. Contact me and I will relay the information to her by "snail mail" since she has no computer. Farrell
Dr.Glenn Vladimer, medic 399th Inf <glennvlad@aol.com>
Boca Raton, Fl. USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 13:50:12 (PDT)


As a new member of the "American EX-POW" I thank you for your website. Iwas wiyh the 100th Inf.Div Co F 397th, also wounded and captured Jan 9th 1945 at Rimling, Fr. When my 1st issue of the EX-POW Bulletin arrived, I was very surprised on what a fine Buletin it is, a job well done. A few days later I received a letter from Mr. Ray Klund who keeps records of all known POW's and men of 397th Co "F". I wish also thank Ray for all the information he send to me, as well asother members of the 397th. After trying to forget the last 50 yrs, I finally got my head out of the sand and let my family in on my service experience, wish I would have done it years ago, and I advise others to do the same. Thanks again to the American Ex-Prisoners of War and to Ray Klund.
Ralph C. Noll <rcnoll@ix.netcom.com>
Ventura, Ca USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 19:17:30 (PDT)


Great web site! I like all the elements & helpful infom- ation.I was with the division from Bragg to the end of the war.I was with the 398th 2nd battalion hqs co.I was also in charge of drum and bugle corps for the regiment.
R ichard G. Christensen <r242@microd.com>
Port Richey, fl U.S.A. - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 13:08:56 (PDT)


served with 2nd battalion hqs.co.398th inf.(bugler)
richard g. christensen <r242@microd.com>
Port Richey, fl U.S.A. - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 12:37:55 (PDT)


My father Andy Blowers 78 of the 100th 397 Regiment. H.Q. Company-Anti-tank Platoon. He was one of 5 that operated a 57mm AT gun. Would like to hear from any of his crew or Platoon. dad's just now talking about the war. thanks, Ray Blowers
Ray Blowers <raydad14527@yahoo.com>
Penn Yan, N.Y. Yates - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 15:07:56 (PDT)


I'm trying to locate Darrel Jones, E Company 398th. He was wounded in 1944. He was from Indiana. Any information will be greatly appreciaated,
Lee A. Wells <lama@netunlimited.net>
Kernersville, NC USA - Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 09:35:37 (PDT)


I was with the 100th, 397th Regiment Headquarter Company, 1st Battalion. I was discharged as a Tech Sargent. Would be interested in hearing from any of my ol army buddies who are still around. Friends of mine included Sgt. Papp, Sgt. Boyer, Mess Sgt.Yaccarino, Tommy Lanese. Please email my son with any info at dsilvaj@aol.com. Never was given purple heart recognition due to lost records can anyone help? Thanks Wes DeSilva formerly from Paterson, New Jersey.
Wesley A. DeSilva <dsilvaj@aol.com>
Hillsdale, NJ USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 19:15:36 (PDT)


I am the daughter of a Son of Bitche, Vernon C. West. He served in the MED.DET.1ST BN, 398TH INF. He is interested in hearing from any members of his Detachment. Please E-mail me and I will forward all messages to him. Thank you for creating a wonderful site for our WWII veterans of the 100th Division. Linda O'Leary olearylw@aol.com
Linda W. O'Leary <olearylw@aol.com>
Bay City, TX USA - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 13:26:58 (PDT)


My uncle Joseph F. Prisco was a Mess S/Sgt in Co.B 398th I would like to get his service number if your group has access to that information. The feds do not have is since the fire at the records dept. I was scanning the guest book before writing this e-mail, my uncle once told me that he was a "Ranger". This maybe of instrest to the Lt. in Washington state. You may contact me at my work e-mail tony.prisco@stoneweb.com. WWII is of special intrest to me, I am the 1st Sgt. of Co. B 309 Rgt.78Inf. Living History Unit in the NJ,PA,MD,DL Thanks to the 100th for doing their Part, Tony Prisco
Tony Prisco <1stsgt78th@home.com>
Cinnaminson, NJ USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 10:57:21 (PDT)


I have just started during research on the 100th and 397th Infantry Regiment (Company F) where my father Harold L. Putnam served. He was captured around January 1, 1945 near Rimling and held at P.W. Camp IXB- Bad Orb until April 2, 1945. My dad died in 1969 - when I was 11 years old - so I never really knew of his ordeals. This site has really given me alot of new information. Thank You.
Jeb Putnam <jsputnam@msn.com>
Richmond, Va USA - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 06:45:40 (PDT)


We get many requests from people trying to contact persons who knew their loved ones. Since many of our veterans do not have access to the Internet, we will publish your requests in our quarterly newsletter that goes to over 3500 of our veterans. Please give me as much information as you have about your loved one and your full name, address and phone number and we will publish it. S/Sgt. Robert Tessmer Company I, 397th Regiment
Robert Tessmer <RTess32@msn.com>
Dearborn, MI US - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 14:32:27 (PDT)


I am trying to obtain information on Wesley F. Salisbury who served as a Field Lineman in the 925 Field Artillery. I would like to correspond with anyone who knew him or someone that can tell me about the combat and more specifically the duties of a Field Lineman.
Carol Salisbury-Morgan <Damiex@aol.com>
Ft. Myers, FL US - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 18:07:04 (PDT)


Hello - I am trying to find some information regarding my father Wesley F. Salisbury who served in the 100th. He was stationed in Germany and was awarded a Bronze Star. His discharge papers are in bad shape and it is hard to make the information out. He was a Lineman and there was something about a 180MM. If anyone could supply me with any information I would be most appreciative. My father died when I was very young and I never had a chance to speak of his experiences in the war. My Email is Damiex@aol.com.
Carol Ann Morgan <Damiex@aol.com>
Ft. Myers, FL USA - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 22:37:03 (PDT)


My name is Florence Baar. I am writing on behalf of my father Donald "Tex" Nodine. He is interested in hearing from the people he served with. I previously entered a wrong e-mail address. Anyone interested in contacting him please do so by contacting me at Fmb1260@aol.com
Florence Baar <Fmb1260@aol.com>
St. Augustine, Fl United States - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 13:57:27 (PDT)


I want to thank all of those from the 100th who have given me assistance on this project. I have written a great deal about the 100th Division Rangers but still have unanswered questions. The interviews with Bill and John Heiser(A 399th), Frank Andros(373rd FA), and Richard Talley (A 398th) are all part of my text. I continue to look for other opportunities to interview Century Rangers. These remain my questions:1.Is there anyone who took ranger training with the men from the 100th at Camp Forrest in FEB/MAR 1943? I have evidence that there were at least two ranger classes conducted during the stateside training period.2. Does anyone remember a LT Vazzana who was a ranger instructor assigned to the 100th? How about two artillerymen, Rangers Cheschi and Fizz?3. I would also like to get a rough number of ranger qualified guys in the 100th, if the 100th ever formed a ranger unit, and if a photo exists of men wearing the red and white ranger tab. I appreciate your help and look forward to producing a project worthy of you heroes.
1LT Bill Linn, 2nd Ranger Bn <linnw@soc.mil>
Tacoma, WA USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 08:25:30 (PDT)


This is a great site! My father is Jack Albaugh and I am his "link" to this web site. (Special Note To Keith: My computer crashed not long ago. If I'm not on your e-mail list because of this - please re-enter my e-mail address: ca607882@aol.com - Thanks!)
Cindy Albaugh <ca607882@aol.com>
Barnegat Light, NJ United States - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 18:21:27 (PDT)


As former members of the 100th Inf. Div. we are indebted to Kit and Patti Bonn for their work in creating this web site. This is a great looking site and a site we can all be very proud of. Kenneth Dunn-B Co. 397th Reg.-email--duneagle@gte.net
Kenneth Dunn <duneagle@gte.net>
Holiday, FL USA - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 21:19:04 (PDT)


My father, Donald Nodine, served with the 100th infantry. He was in the 373rd Field Artillery Batillion, Battery C. He would be interested in hearing from anyone that served with him.
Florence Baar <Fmb1260>
St. Augustine, FL United States - Tuesday, June 01, 1999 at 04:20:08 (PDT)


This is a great site! My Dad, Arnold Underwood was in the 399th Infantry, C Company and I have been looking for information on him during his Army years. My wife and I attended the reunion in Pittsburg last year and had the privilege to meet the men that Dad served with. We made a lot of new friends and found out what a great bunch of men my Dad was with. I would like to thank everyone for the help they have given me in my quest. I look forward to seeing you all at this years reunion.
Todd A. Underwood <Under59@aol.com>
Medina, NY USA - Friday, May 28, 1999 at 17:54:52 (PDT)


The 100th website is terrific. What a great job. My brother Cliff Griffin was a replacement w/ C Co 398th from Feb. 45 'til wounded at Willsbach, Germant on 14 April '45. Thru your site I've learned much about the 100th and those gallant men of that generation. It's a honor to be able to communicate how greatful that I and my family are to you men who served our country so ably. God bless and may this Memorial Day be special. Deepest respect and admiration. Please keep up the great site work!
David Griffin <griffhvac@aol.com>
Mocksville, NC USA - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 17:21:54 (PDT)


Hi, I have sent a letter before and I thank the people who sent responses. My Dad served with the 100th Infantry during World War II. He was wondering if anyone remembers the 'Century Divsion Rangers'. He has a certificate of training for the Rangers, but he never hears mention of it. We love receiving messages from people associated with the 100th Infantry Divsion, so if you knew Homer Emery or would just like to send along memories via email please feel free to contact us at handvemery@juno.com. Thanks from a daughter very proud of her Dad's service!
Jimi Emery <handvemery@juno.com>
Glen, NH USA - Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 07:24:27 (PDT)


I am searching for anyone who was captured at the town of Wingen(sp.?) on or about Dec. 3, 1944. My Father was taken prisoner there and we are trying to fill in gaps in his story. He was in the 398th co. A Please reply to this email or 2506 Monitor Dr. Austin Tex. 78745.
Ronnie Reynolds <rtccmreynolds@att.net>
Austin, Tx USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 15:27:12 (PDT)


I am writing a paper on the history of Ranger insignia during WWII. I am interested in any information on the 100th Division Rangers (1943-?). I have a photo of a Ranger instructor at Camp Forrest, TN and am aware of the uniform at the Fort Jackson Museum with the 100th patch and red and white Ranger tab sewn below. I want to answer: 1. When was the tab awarded/worn? 2. Who ran the Ranger School for the 100th? Where was it? 3. Was the school taking training directives from a higher HQ? 4. Are there any photos out there of 100th men wearing their Ranger tabs or ones taken in Ranger training? I would love to talk with a 100th Div Ranger vet! Thanks! 1LT Bill Linn, 2nd Rangers
1LT Bill Linn <linnw@soc.mil / linnc@worldnet.att.net>
FT Lewis, WA USA - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 16:12:04 (PDT)


I AM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED WITH THIS NEW SITE!
JAMES GRETZINGER
HIGH POINT, NC USA - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 07:20:48 (PDT)


Today I write again in your guest book. In my historical paper I found something for you. In 1956 in Oedheim was made a memorial place for the dead people of World War II. Therfore the "Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge" opened the graves. The Volksbund found a skelett of an American Soldier, some parts of his uniform an two marks. All were given to an American yard-unit on 13th April 1956. On the founded marks was written: Loehding, Ben F 39612763 T 42 43 0 If you want a copie of the original protocoll please tell me. Do you know some informations about Mr. Ben Loehding? Kind regards and many thanks for your good web-page.
Thomas Seitz <Th.Seitz-Oedheim@t-online.de>
74229 Oedheim, Germany - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 13:38:02 (PDT)


The history of Oedheim -a village on the river "Kocher" with now 5.800 inhabitants near Neckarsulm (NSU motor cycles)and Heilbronn - is my hobby. Oedheim was occupied from the 100th Division in the mid of April 1945 (Eastern 1945). In this time in Oedheim was an air field with a large place of damaged planes. Now I'm looking for men, who rembered the time in Oedheim, also photos or other souvenirs from Oedheim. Perhaps you have also a chronicles like the 63rd Division. The 63rd Division fightet in Willenbach, a yard which belongs to Oedheim. Thank you.
Thomas Seitz <Th.Seitz-Oedheim@t-online.de>
74229 Oedheim, Germany - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 14:47:20 (PDT)


I was in 3RD Squad, 3RD Platoon, K Co., 397TH. Cap. Longino, C.O. My squad leader, Buck Sgt. Ted Bogacki. Captured while attempting to aid wounded buddy, Jerry Boyer in the Vosges near village of Veney. Ed Lewis of San Jose, CA and Boyer captured with me. Harsh days followed. Have been reunited with Robert Johnson, BAR man in squad in 1994 - retired Lutheran minister. Spoke at Boyer's memorial service in 94'. Lewis died in 12/96. I was fortunate to have served with these men and the guys I was locked up with. Have been in touch with Tom Block, combat medic, 397th and with Longino. Would love to hear from anyone who served in that company at Bragg and in France. Also reunited in '94 with George Inman, machine gunner, K Co. Regards to all 100th veterans. Jack Sullivan
Jack Sullivan <jsull397@aol.com>
New Orleans, LA U.S.A. - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 14:08:57 (PDT)


I was in L Co 397th from Ft Bragg until Division was sent home Sept 1945. When I placed this message last I gave an incomplete Address for E-mail. Would like to hear from any Centurymen thru the web
Robert Glesby <EXCF39A@prodigy.com>
Monrovia, CA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 15:07:41 (PDT)


My father, PFC Lewis W. Smith, served with the 398th Infantry Brigade. He talked many times about his experiences in and around Bitche. Two people he mentioned most often were Capt. Whitney and Joe Deigel. Will anyone who remembers my Dad or knows/knew his friends, please contact me.
Roberta Barndt <ozbarns@bellouth.net>
Oliver Springs, TN USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 11:13:58 (PDT)


Any friends of Lt.Thomas Robinson of the 375th Field Artillery please E-mail me
kevin robinson <kevinr@clzr1.com>
medway , ma usa - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 17:00:56 (PDT)


Hi, I am very pleased to see such a great sight on the web,good jobs... I am a mil. hist. and I am trying to get any eyewitnis reports of thos who came through Walldorf in April or May of 45' Anyone one outhere give me a hand? thanx a mil, James Carlisle
James Carlisle <114557,172 compuserve.com>
Walldorf, Germany - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 00:51:29 (PDT)


I am the 6th child of Thomas H. Garahan,(Capt. 100 Divison 398th E company..My Father died 9/23/88 with his wife and 7 children at his side..he fought with the 100th but spoke so little of it..he received the Silver and Bronze Star(s) and was wounded in Bitche France during it's liberation..We still have the picture of Pop holding the American Flag from a second story window in Bitche that was on the front page of the New York Papers.. My eldest brother has the original picture and the newspapers from the time..Pop died and was buried near West Point New York and the West Point Honor Guard made his burial a little easier on all of us... The above is for your information..Tom Garahan was a hell of a guy great Father and friend...we all miss him...Ed Garahan
Edmund H. Garahan <egarahan@hotmail.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 10:32:04 (PDT)


We are getting many requests on this Website for information or contacts. We will give you a much broader exposure by publishing your request in our quarterly newsletter that goes to over 3500 of our 100th Div. veterans. Please give me as much information as you can, plus your name and mailing address and phone number.
Bob Tessmer <RTess32@msn.com>
Dearborn, MI - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 11:32:51 (PDT)


I live in Lancaster PA, and saw a pickup truck the other day with what appeared to be the 100th Division license plate . Does anyone from the 100th live in Lancaster? I would appreciate an e mail
Dr.Bertram Baum <rozbert@aol.com>
Lancaster, PA USA - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 09:15:33 (PDT)


I would like to find information about my grandfather his name was Clarence E. Olson 398th Infantry Regiment
Paul Olson <dehoogan@voyager.net>
Stanton, Mi U.S.A - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 18:17:33 (PDT)


I served in E Co., 397th Infantry, from Jan. 1944 to Jan. 1945, when captured near Rimling. Still have many vivid memories of those war-time experiences, and of the many fine comrades. I recently completed a personal memoir of those experiences and sent it to the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the Univ. of New Orleans, which is collecting combat histories. Copies are available. Many thanks for this great web-site.
Don Hildenbrand <donhilden@att.net>
Mountain View, CA USA - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 13:22:54 (PDT)


Marv, thanks for the fast response to the email. The web site is very good. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion in September. Gil.
Gilbert Cranmer <erinboo1@yahoo.com>
Brooklawn, NJ USA - Monday, April 05, 1999 at 16:57:38 (PDT)


I am notifying the 100th that one of their own and my uncle, SSgt. Willis M. Banks, 397th Infantry, Co. B, died January 27, 1998 at the age of 74. Willis fought with the 100th during its entire campaign in Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star (Heilbronn) and was wounded near Vorhof shortly after the battle for Heilbronn. He rejoined his regiment for occupation duty in Stuttgart. He is survived by his wife, 4 children, and 13 grandchildren. I would welcome hearing from any veterans of the 100th who remember Willis at reactor@qtm.net or 3015 McLin Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085.
Mark Banks <reactor@qtm.net>
St. Joseph, MI USA - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 20:25:23 (PDT)


Well done, Patti. I'm adding some new photos and a more advanced posting board to my site. If I could just add a few more hours in a day I'd be fine; no HTML for that. http://www.netwood.net/~majikul/ICo.htm
Scott Edinson <majikul@netwood.net>
LA, CA USA - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 15:45:29 (PDT)


The 100th Infantry Division's website is wonderful! I hope the personal stories of all the soldiers can be added to the website. Especially helpful in building the website would be captioned photographs from the soldiers personal files.
Bernard j. Keilty, Jr.
Milford,, CT USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 11:38:35 (PST)


Welcome to the site of the Century!
Patti Bonn <kebonn@norfolk.infi.net>
Hampton, VA US - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 06:28:18 (PST)


Thanks for visiting our site!
Patti Bonn <kebonn@norfolk.infi.net>
Hampton, VA USA - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 06:26:45 (PST)