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17:52 26-01-2013
Dag Ben Savelkoul, mijn Amerikaanse vader vocht in WWII als schutter op een tank destroyer. Hij kwam uit West Virginia. De beheerder van http://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/lawrenceberardi.pdf heeft een biografie over hem gemaakt. Zijn batallion 628 TD was o.a. in zuid Limburg (Colmont, Voerendaal en Winthagen) Ik heb de Unit Journals waarin dit beschreven staat. Bij interesse wil ik je een kopie sturen. vriendelijke groet!
18:35 17-01-2013
I am a big fan of 743rd Tank Bn as well as Tank Destroyers. I first read Hell Has no Heroes when I was a kid in 1970 and I recently got Move Out Verify from Camp Blanding Museum. What a read!! Is anyone in 743rd Tank still alive?
17:11 12-10-2012
I've have a book at the printer now entitled Old Hickory Recon that details the wartime history of Marion Sanford, who served with the 30th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) of the 30th Infantry Division. He was with the 30th Recon from 1942 until 1945. I have a photo of a memorial at Gaurain-Ramecroix, Belgium (near Tournai) dedicated to three fallen Old Hickory soldiers were killed there 2 Sep 1944. Sgt. Sanford talks a great deal in the book about his time in Heelen & Valkenburg and he developed a great love for the Dutch that has endured for almost 70 years. Ben, please feel free to contact me, I'd like to talk with you more.
20:07 08-09-2012
My Father was in the recon unit that was ambushed at Barby germany on April 12,1945. % men were killed and several others including my Father were wounded. After the war he attended a number of 643 TD Battalian. I would appreciate if there are GPS positions availible at the attack site in order to view via google earth.
I would like to thank the Dutchman who honored the men of this Co C recon unit. I've been searching for infomation on this action on April 12,1945 at Barby Germany. My Father passed away in 1989.
Someday I'd like to pay homage at that location. I've attempted to respond to the Dutchman who planted the flowers at the attack site, but have been blocked as I do not know the Dutch language. My Father lost very close friends in his Recon unit that day and his scars of wounds were quite severe.
04:26 31-08-2012
Hello Ben
My wifes grandfather recently passed (8-14-12) And I beleive he may have been with the 743rd pre D-Day thru Aachen where he lost his left leg to artillery. His rank/name is 1rst Lt Arthur J Larson from Chicago. If you have any info on him I would love to know about it. thank you for your service, your sacrifices and this gift of a website sincerely EW2 G L Shimp USN (ret)
04:25 15-08-2012
Hi. My grandfather was in the 605tdb. I run the website. Www.605tdb.com
I found your page after searching a name of one of the 605 members Dayton Edie. He passed away in Jan but I met his wife Marta recently. Great lady.
Just checking in as it's my first time to your site, I'll continue looking in the future.
 
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22:59 05-08-2012
My mothers brother was Wilfred Mombourquette of Co. B 643rd TD.
I have a picture of him , in uniform,I would like to get to you to include next to his name. The larger picture of him has the Co B insignia on the collar brass, and I have it in his medals display. I tried to spot him on the Co B group photo, however it was too grainy to make him out completely, I narrowed down four possibilities, but without a clearer picture this is not possibleo I get his photo to you?
Respectfully Jim Meagher
22:22 23-07-2012
My grandfather was in the 643rd and was a prisoner of war. His name was Alexander Sosenko. I can't find his name on any of the listings. Just wondering if you knew of him?
09:50 03-07-2012
hallo Ben
Ik vind het een prachtige site,ik ben al een poos op zoek naar een foto van pfc Thomas Ryan, gesneuveld in Barbi 12 april 1945, samen met degene van jouw geadopteerde graf. Hoe ik ook zoek ik kan hem niet vinden, zou jij me nog kunnen helpen svp?
graag zie ik een reactie van je
met vriendelijke groet
Gerard Heijnen, Rheden ( bij Arnhem)
03:20 21-06-2012
Ben:
my cousin was Wilbur R Ward who was with the 743rd
he was wounded on july 29th and passed on the 30th.
he was buried at Blosville and then transferred to Arlington.
i am trying to find out where he was and his assignment on the 29th
thank you for maintaining this web site ... very informative
neil
18:56 19-06-2012
Lawrence Killion was father's 1st cousin. He is buried in Fairview Cemetary in Pennsylvania. My father was in the anti aircraft in N.Africa and infantry in Sicily and Italy. He actually conected with Lawrence somewhere in Europe.Since my dad is gone, I can't ask him where.Lawrence gave my dad a down sleeping bag to use in the mountains of Italy.
03:21 16-06-2012
Thank you for creating this beautiful tribute for all our heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice. Anthony J. De Foster was my grandfather; thank you for honoring his memory.

Nancy De Foster
17:27 05-06-2012
Hallo Ben.

Mijn complimenten voor je goed verzorgde site!

Ik heb het graf gedopteerd van Walter B. Harper uit 30th Infantry Division, 117th Infantry Regiment.
Kun jij mij verder helpen aan gegevens over dit regiment ?

Bedankt en groetjes,

Jan
07:45 30-05-2012
1Lt Leonard J. Mimoni was my dad. Thanks for keeping the memory alive.
05:44 27-05-2012
Amy Ropple
Thank you for honoring my uncle's memory so beautifully. My dad loved him so much.
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