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Sgt. William Heller's World War II Memoirs

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Message Number: 15 - Friday, July 14, 2017 13:19:42 PDT
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Posted From:Canada
Name:  Frank J McKenna
Location:  New York
Period Served:  June 1942-Dec 1944
Unit Served:  30th Inf Reg., 3rd Inf. Div
Rank:  Pfc
Comments:

I have a copy of the History of the 3rd Infantry Division, edit by Donald Taggart, 1947 and my uncle is listed in the roster as part of the 30th Regiment. Also I have a short family history written by my aunt which states he was assigned to the 3rd Inf. Div. along with photos of him in Tunisia and Sicily.

I also purchased the History of the 30th Infantry Regiment World War II, by Rupert Prohme. These two references are a great source of information. However, I am very interested in identifying a more specific unit assignment for my uncle to say with confidence the campaigns and operations he was involved in.

Would you be able to assist?

Thank you for your service attention to my request.

John McKenna


Message Number: 14 - Friday, July 14, 2017 13:11:39 PDT
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Posted From:Canada
Name:  Frank J McKenna
Location:  New York
Period Served:  June 1942-Dec 1944
Unit Served:  30th Inf Reg., 3rd Inf Div
Rank:  Pfc
Comments:


This is a wonderful website dedicated to the greatest generation.....

I am trying to gather information about my uncle, Frank McKenna, related to his service in WWII.

I have attempted to obtain his DD214 from the archives in St Louis but have been informed that the records were lost in the fire in the 1970s.

I would like some advise as to other places to search to obtain similar information related to his service.

I have his personal information, including dates of service and US Army serial number.

I know my uncle was in the 3rd Infantry Division, 30th Infantry Regiment and served in North Africa and Tunisia. I am trying to get more specific information such as the battalion or company that he served and any campaigns he was involved in.

I have a copy of the History of the 3rd Infantry Division, edit by Donald Taggart, 1947 and my uncle is listed in the roster as part of the 30th Regiment. Also I have a short family history written by my aunt which states he was assigned to the 3rd Inf. Div. along wit


Message Number: 13 - Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:54:18 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Jim Tripp
Comments:

I am the son-in-law of David Walter Tarshis, Jr., Service ID 565306, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 1944-1945, Purple Heart and Bronze Star, Iwo Jima and Guam campaigns. He died 2/23/2001 and left me information on his service. I am collecting corroborating stories to the ones he left me.


Message Number: 12 - Thursday, October 1, 2015 08:52:34 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Paul J. Cassavechia
Location:  Balto USA
Comments:

Thank you for your exemplary data regarding the 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army, WWII. My Dad's first cousin, Quinto Cassavechia, mechanized infantry served with the division in the Battle of the Anzio Beachhead. I am interested to hear from veterans who knew him in the European Theater of War.

Merci Beaucoup


Message Number: 11 - Saturday, November 15, 2014 15:14:10 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Dawn Hinkle
Location:  Richmond, VA
Comments:

Fabulous website. My father-in-law served with the 3rd ID, 3rd Signal Company in WWII. Initially I was searching the web to find the should patch...in his military photo it is too faded to see...then I found all this other wonderful photo.

His family was so proud of him. He went on to become a university professor in Spanish lit, an auxiliary policeman, husband, father and grandfather. I only knew him for a few years before he died, but loved him and respected him immensely. RIP Douglas Hinkle.




Message Number: 10 - Saturday, November 8, 2014 17:09:49 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Miles P DePaepe
Location:  United States
Period Served:  son for Sgt Raymond H DePaepe
Unit Served:  3rd ID, company H
Rank:  sgt
Comments:

son for Sgt Raymond H DePaepe is looking for photos of my Dad during WWII.

miles


Message Number: 9 - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 08:23:51 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Glen Weisberg
Location:  New York City
Period Served:  My Father served October 1944-August 1945
Unit Served:  13th Armored Division
Rank:  Private First Class
Comments:

Hello Sgt. Heller,

I commend you greatly on this website, thanks. I was actually looking for photos and info on Marlene Dietrich whom I greatly admire. My dad served as a combat infantryman with the 13th Armored Division (the Black Cats) in France, Germany and Austria. He received the Bronze medal, 2 battle stars on his ribbons, combat infantryman badge, helped liberate a POW camp similar to a concentration camp and has related plenty of what he experienced. My late grandfather told me privately how affected he was when he came back from California (he was preparing after VE day to be readied with the division for the invasion of Japan).

Nevertheless I salute you. My dad is still going strong, though much slower at age 88.

Best regards,
Glen Weisberg


Message Number: 8 - Private Message

Message Number: 7 - Friday, August 30, 2013 16:26:00 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Chico Duarte
Location:  Texas
Period Served:  Dec.1943 to May 1946
Unit Served:  WWII 103 Inf. Div.
Rank:  PFC.
Comments:

From ST. Die France to Insbruck Austria, Un Saludo, un abrazo to those Brothers, aquellos que compartieron the life and death on the front line with me. Suerte to you all.

Chico


Message Number: 6 - Friday, April 26, 2013 11:09:24 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Jim Berry
Location:  Chattanooga, Tenn
Period Served:  nov 1969 to nov 1971
Unit Served:  hhq 3rd bde 3id
Rank:  sgt E5
Comments:

Was in asschuffenburg west germany at ready barracks