Sidney Royston Harman
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:52
Sid is alive and fairly well in Los Angeles. We have breakfast together almost every morning.
He has many Amazing stories of his time in the 821st T.D. Battalion. Please feel free to call or email/message me with any questions.
Sunday, 07 May 2017 01:57
My great uncle Sergeant Marshal Renfro received the Bronze star on March 14th 1945 he was with the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was pine by
Major General Leland Hobbs.
Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:37
MY DAD, GARLAND HARDEN(HARDIN), SERVED IN CO. "A" 602D TANK DESTROYER BN. THIS WAS AWESOME TO FINALLY FIND A BIT OF INFORMATION AS TO HIS SERVICE. HE PASSED IN 1982. HE ONLY MENTIONED A FEW THINGS ABOUT HIS SERVICE. HE JUST SAID IT WAS PRETTY ROUGH. THANKS. DEAN
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:50
My dad is Melvin H. Miller. He served in C Co.,801st TD Bn..I knew of one buddy named Joe Meyers from Wisconsin. Mark DeBrecht's photo of the human pyramid shows my dad on the top left,in T shirt,and no helmet. Caption did not know if they were from C Co,but,my dad was in C Co. I have his 801st unit book that was given at discharge. He never liked to talk about the War,but, the stories he did tell were great. My dad passed in 1987 at 66 years."Gun Up"!
Dr. Scottye Lee
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:08
My father, Kirby Crawford, was a member of the 807th. He passed away on March 17, 2017, at the age of 92. My mother, Jean Crawford, died 9 days before him on March 8, 2017. I have my father's amazing scrap book from his days in Europe as a part of the 807th. If anyone would like me to send images, I'll be happy to do so. He documented his tour very well.
Scottye Crawford Lee, his daughter.
Monday, 17 April 2017 19:18
My grandfather is in the picture of the men all sitting together. They misspelled it, Bailey. he is also on the cover of the book men of the 704th. are there any survivors left? I would like to talk
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:15
This is a terrific website - as the historian for the Camp Blanding Museum, I'm really pleased to find so much archival material available. Thanks so much!
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:34
my father Raymond Turner and uncle Corbie Stewart were in the war together. In "A" company. One day as my father was driving some high brass guy the Germans over ran the place that they were in. My uncle Corie was captured and stayed that way until the war was over. 2 heros among 1,000,000 's of heros they got the job done.
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:20
Note, Marvin C Ellis was in the 774th TAnk Destroyer, Company B, Platoon A, 1st Lt I believe in charge of Platoon.
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:16
My father Marvin C Ellis was a Lt 1st class and in charge of company B platoon A. You can see him in the picture of the unit, upper left, the only one wearing a tie. In 2004 we took dad back to Europe and retraced his path from Omaha Beach to Nuremberg. It was a fascinating journey, and well-timed as dad died of an aunerythm in Dec that year. I am so glad I got to take him back. I remember overlooking Omaha Beach and thinking how people are flying kites and playing, and he said, well, that's what we fought for.
Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:59
Awesome website. GREAT JOB!
My grandfather, Frank Ondick, was in the tank destroyers. 774/Company B HQ. So awesome to see a picture of him and all the other members that served.
If anyone out there remembers him/served with him, please contact me. He died when I was around six or seven and I did not hear much about his service. He left behind his TD patch, and my family still has his bronze star and some other decorations. I would really like to hear about him some more.
Ashley W. Wright
Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:26
My father Maj. C.Ashley Wright, served in the 635th FA Battalion as Executive Officer and for most of its WWII tour in France and Germany, as acting commander.
My first letter from my father was posted from France when I was four months old. I have all his letters home from his combat tour.
I was conceived in Killeen. TX, outside of Fort Hood when my father was training for deployment but born in NYCity. My NYCity mother wouldn't have me born in Killeen.
I followed in my Dad's footsteps, serving as XO of
an Army 175mm gun battery
in Vietnam, up on the DMZ,
OpCon US 3rd Marines. As I told my Dad before he passed, he may have had more guns and men under his command but my guns were bigger than his 155mm guns.
My best to all of you fellow artillerymen out there and to your families too.
Ashley W. Wright
Allan Gordon Lundie
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:58
Hello my Dad was Gordon Edward Lundie and he enlisted on 1-28-1943 and had a release date of 3-11-1946. He served with the 661st. He past away on 8-16-1979 at the young age of 56.
John M. Pietron
Monday, 13 March 2017 07:23
I am the Historian for the 628th/1-103dArmor Reunion Association in Johnstown, PA. I have been looking for the WD GO 31-47 for the 628th TDB. The unit was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation for action from 29Nov-8Dec44. Can you help me find this order? Thank You.
Sunday, 05 March 2017 18:35
My Dad is Tom Hinton. I found a picture of him in his uniform with the "cat" insignia on his left shoulder. I couldn't find out anything about it. He is 94, still alive and of sound mind. So I asked him and he said he was in the 670th tank destroyer batallion. I googled it and this is what I came up with. I would like to know more. He was drafted right after Pearl Harbor at 19 years old. He came home 6 months after the war ended. What a great generation!
Friday, 03 March 2017 18:16
Hi, thank you veterans for your service! My grandfather was glen mason. He was in 824th battalion. He died in 1966 and I never got to meet him but am curious about his service. If anyone here knew him, I would be very grateful for any info or stories you could tell me. Thanks!
Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:38
My uncle is Manuel Gelao and he died on October 16, 1944 while serving in the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion. I would appreciate any knowledge about him while serving in this battalion. Thanks.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:15
My grandfather was SGT Kenneth G. Jacobs, Company B 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion. I believe that he is standing far left on the picture A group of six men, including Car DeBrecht (kneeling in front row...)" Any further info on him greatly appreciated. Thank you SO much for this website. I have patches from my grandfather that display the panther crushing the teeth like the one in the top left of this web site.
Sunday, 26 February 2017 08:28
Does anyone remember John Causey? He served with a tank battalion and he came to Luxembourg in October 1944.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 18:18
My dad James Peters was in the 630 tank division from 1943 thru 45. Would love to know of anybody that knew him. He was from Lancaster PA and drove a tank.
Thursday, 02 February 2017 20:40
Benjamin Luke Pickering was in the 811 unit
Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:48
Looking for anyone that may have served with my dad Benjamin Luke Pickering in WWll.
I believe he was a mechanic with 866 tank destroyer unit.
He received a bronze star for crossing enemy lines to retrieve a tank.
Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:08
My Father was in the 893rd, A company, 2nd platoon. Soo Proud of him and all that served in the 893rd!
Friday, 13 January 2017 19:22
My grandpa Howard Arbury was the commanding officer of the 608 tank destroyer group. Any pictures would be appreciated.
Sunday, 08 January 2017 18:21
Tec 5 Robert L. Highland: KIA, 11 July 1944. 899th TDB, St. Jean DeDaye, Normandy, France... My cousin...
Thank you for the wonderful website...
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:21
My grandpa PFC Robert C Edwards proudly served with the 656th TDB company b. This site is amazing!!!! Thank u for making anything that I've found about my grandfather available.
Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:51
Sir, my name is Woody Gebhart. I am the Deputy CDR for the 434th FA Brigade. Our lineage traces directly back to the 1st TD Brigade. We have the 1st TD colors flying [cased and displayed] in our HQs. I would really like to connect with the society and build a relationship. Our mission is Basic Training. Connecting the Army's newest Soldiers with the proud history of the TDs is a goal we have. Can you help. Respectfully, Woody
Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:45
My father Gilbert F Kalich of the 640th Tank Battalion passed in his sleep on 11-22-16 just after 3:00 pm with me by his side. He lived a long full life passing just over 96 years and 8 months in age.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:18
My uncle, Floyd R. Willis, W2131791, Warrant Officer for the Battalion Company of 691st Tank Destroyer Battalion, served in WWII and died April 5, 1945. He was in the company of a Tec 4 Earl R. Anderson, parts procurer. Floyd was killed and Earl was wounded. I am looking for information on what happened on their 40 mile trip to pick up vitally needed parts. I'm hoping someone knew Floyd. I would like to correspond with them. Sharon
Monday, 31 October 2016 17:15
My Father was James E. Bulger and he served in the 801st Tank Destroyer Unit during WWll. He fought at Normandy, Paris, Germany and in Belgium. He retired as a Major. From Albany NY.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:49
My dad, Doyle Fincher, served with 3rd Platoon, Reconnaissance Battalion, 633 TD. it was a treat seeing his Unit History on your site. I have his copy, but haven't been able to locate it since we moved. I also saw the group photo of the Reconnaissance Company provided by Paul Stevens and was interested in the date of the photo. I was was trying to locate my dad in it without success.
Judy Saunders Maples
Friday, 14 October 2016 13:20
Clayton Saunders passed away on August 16, 2016. He was with the 819th.
Friday, 07 October 2016 00:26
Hello all. My Dad's brother was with the 603rd TD. He was killed on April 13th, 1945 in Groitzsch Germany. All
Of my relatives that had information about his death are deceased. Anyone with pictures or any information about that battle in Groitzsch would be gracious received.
Paul R. Cole
Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:05
My dad Paul J. Cole was with the 661 TD battalion 69th infantry division. He turned 99 years old 2 months ago. He is now in a nursing home in failing health. I ask for prayers that he does not suffer. Thank you to all veterans and especially those that served around him.
Sunday, 18 September 2016 09:01
Hello there grandpa I cant believe that is has been this long since u have passed away I miss u. So much grandpa schoennoeh miss u picking me up at my dads and you taking me out to shakys pizza and giving me money for the video games I Love You grandpa love michal
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:35
Just wanted to show my email
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:34
My dad Carson Spencer was with this unit I think C not 100% sure when they went in the 3rd wave.He was a tank driver and went all through the bulge etc.We went to one of the reunions that was held in Atlanta.My dad is still living.He is 93 & living in a rest home in Palm Bay Florida.
Monday, 05 September 2016 14:47
My father was Cpl Walter Rovenger. Going through his personal effects I found a picture of his unit, wives included at a reunion on May 17, 1947 just 3 months before he was married. Does anyone remember him and can anyone fill in the details of his service overseas. I only know bits and pieces.
David M Sgro
Friday, 26 August 2016 00:30
Love this site
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:02
My Father, George Holb, served in the 3rd PLT C co 602 T.D.B.N. from Sept 1944 thru Oct 1945. I just found this website and thank you to everyone that served and made this website. It really helps me understand just a little more about my Father and where he was and what he did. Words cannot my express my gratitude. I have group picture of 17 soldiers from the 602 T.D. in Mainburg Germany.
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 15:38
My father, George Holb, was in the 3er PLT C Co 602 T.D.B.N. from Sept 1944 thru Oct 1945.
Finding this website is truly inspiring and helps me understand more about my Father. I have many pictures and I believe I found a picture of a soldier already on the website--submitted by Anthony Richard Jr. I have a picture of 17 members of the 602 T.D. in Mainburg--T.D. visible on left shoulder. Please feel free to contact me.
Ben Papa, Jr.
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 21:31
My Grandfather served in the 633rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. It was great to find this site and see his picture as a young man. I am proud of his service and wish I had spoken to him more about it when I was a young man myself. God bless all who served and sacrificed.
John Patrick Mickanis
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:02
My dad,Joseph Paul Mickanis served with 805th TD Bn. Company B . He never said a word about WWII. He passed in1976. I did attend a reunion in the 90's and met a few of the men he served with. My dad had some Tunisian money (paper) that he wrote a note to his gal (my mom) with about 10 signatures of his buds on it. In preparation of attending I made several copies of the money and I gave them to several of the men who signed it. That was awesome.God bless them all.
Virginia Savella Harper
Monday, 04 July 2016 14:03
My father was Felix Sandi Savella - 640th Tank Destroyer Battalion -THANK YOU for creating this website. I too hope that a reunion would be set-up for family members/descendants of this Battalion.. If anyone has any stories about my father I would Love to hear them. Happy 4th of July 2016
Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:45
My father was LCol Claude Hass. I have a diary which belonged to one member of the unit. I need a fairly detailed list of where the unit was in operation, hoping to follow those steps in summer, 2017. I would really appreciate your help.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:02
My father, C. C. Putnam, was in the 802. I'd be interested in any reunions of surviving family members from that group.
Sunday, 05 June 2016 23:42
My father , Julien Raoul , was with the 771 TDB
Became a motorcycle messenger , after it was learned that he was a 6 Day Bicycle Racer in the 1930's .
Thanks for this site that remembers those that fought for freedom .
Thursday, 02 June 2016 19:57
I have a very rare and original copy of the booklet, "The 893d Tank Destroyer Battalion, Lt. Col. Henry C. Kerlin, Commanding" if anyone has interest in buying. It's in good condition. Thank you - judith
Monday, 30 May 2016 09:52
My father served in the 803rd. I have a few pictures I would love to share
Monday, 30 May 2016 09:42
My father served in 803rd. I would love to come to a reunion as a tribute to him. I have a few pictures I think some would like. Please let me know how I can get those to you.