Sue Mallen Disy
Sunday, 02 January 2011 20:36
My dad, Kenneth H. Mallen, served WWII with the 658th Amphibion Tractor Battalion in the Pacific Theatre in 1944.
Dad will be turning 90 January 17th this year and is doing great. He still serves our local FD.
If anyone would like to reach out to him, please contact me. I will be posting pictures of him from WWII and of him today.
Saturday, 01 January 2011 17:06
My Father, John Batiste Theriault, was a member of the 632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion from May 14, 1942 to Sept. 14, 1945, in New Guinea, the Phillippines, Leyte, and Luzon. He spent a total of 41 months in the Pacific theater. This posting is to honor his memory and his bravery, receiving two bronze stars and other honors. His stories of his tour are preserved in my memory, as he told them to me so many times, I would correct him if he left out a detail. On this the first day of 2011, I went through his war memorabilia, and wished there to be a record "out there" of my beloved Father and his service to this country. Anyone who has knowledge of him or his Battalion, I would be most honored to hear from you. May all of his comarades be blessed and remembered.
Catherine B. Guevara
Friday, 31 December 2010 23:16
My father, Louis Kaplan was an instructor on Tank Destroyers.
He was sent overseas 8 December 1944 with the 809th Tank Battalion. From my research I believe he was with Montgomery forces under General Bradley at Ruhr Valley at the end of the war. If anyone knows who he was or has pictures, I would appreciate you contacting me.
Gerald Willis Pear
Thursday, 30 December 2010 04:50
Lt Colonel Stanley Dettmer
When in UK before 24th June 1944 he wrote to my Mother (his cousin)
I have two of his letters.
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 14:29
My dad served in the 704 TD /company c. If anyone remembers him please let me know.
Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:59
So proud and glad to have found this website. My Grandfather "Raymond Oscar Hofmann " served proudly with Co. B of the 811th TDB in Europe WWII. Listed on a copy of his discharge papers I have show he recieved 5 Bronze Stars for five major battle campaigns to include Normandy.Thanks to efforts for this site. We owe so much to these veterans ! I myself am in Afghanistan right now serving with 832nd Combat Engineers 2/34 IBCT. Thank you.
Saturday, 25 December 2010 19:35
My late father in Law
Don DePamphilis was a self-less and heroic member of the 894th TDB. He served in Tunisia, the Anzio Beachhead, and Italian campaigns. He is originally form Queens, New York. He rarely spoke about the war. I want to learn more about his service and if anyone else knew him.
He earned the following medals and awards for his gallantry and heroism during WWII while defending our country:
The Purple Heart w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star, w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Conspicuous Service Cross, Awards for Gallantry in Action, Citation for Meritorious Services
and The Croix de Guerre w/ 3 Palm leaves by the French Gov't.
December 23, 2010 is the 16th anniversary of his death at age 74. I only found out after he died what he had done for this country and what a huge WWII hero he was. I learned about it from old newspaper articles. He never spoke about the war.
He has only one grandson, my son, and I want him to see what his grandfather did for this country and that this country appreciates his grandfather's service and sacrifices.
Can anyone help?
anthony richard jr
Saturday, 25 December 2010 18:36
my grandmothers brother james christiano was in the 603rd t.d. battalion.i have 200 letters to my grandmother from camp hood through germany,but can't find his name on any list or tank destroyer books i have. anyone no how to find info please help.he was from waterbury ct thanks tony :?
Thursday, 23 December 2010 22:18
my grandfather, Walter Lovelock, was in I belive 691st td bn c co. Thats what comes up on google. If anyone has info on him or knew him I would love to hear from you. Thanks
Jamie W. Franks
Thursday, 23 December 2010 20:40
Drinnon Franks of A CO 692nd Tank Destroyer BN was my uncle. He told me the story of your unit it was very interesting. I miss him a lot.
Thursday, 23 December 2010 10:04
:cry I am the Veterans Director here in Cooperstown, NY; the other day I noticed the obit for-
John D. Crocker who served with the 648th as Company Commander. I have entered his name on the WW2 Memorial site, if you have any further info please forward to me for adding to the site. V/R tex Seamon
SFC Thomas Strouse
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 03:48
I was a soldier in 1-635 Armor Battalion, Kansas Army National Guard until our Flag was rolled and we combined with the 137th Infantry. Just stopping by to do some research. Thanks
Friday, 17 December 2010 12:58
I am the son of Sgt. Leo L. Murray 814th TD BN CO B
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 01:45
I am the grand daughter of Arthur c. Call of the 899th. Thank you so much for all the information. I am still on the hunt for more about who my grandfather was so if anyone knows anything feel free to e-mail me.
Sue Rosen Brant
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 19:22
My father, Wilmer Rosen, was in Co "A" 672nd T.D. Bn.. I just found a letter to his mother from F.F. Schweinler, Major, Infantry, Commanding at North Camp Hood, Texas Dated 26 August 1943 assuring her that her son "has been received with great welcome..."
Thanks for the site, I will show photos to Dad, who is still living, 87 years old.
Charlotte Martin Buchanan
Monday, 13 December 2010 13:59
My Dad was with the 807th TD. He drove a jeep out ahead to scout. He never talked about the war until the mid 1980's when he started going to the reunions. I was lucky enough to go to a few of those and enjoyed meeting his Army buddies and hearing those stories. He is now 91 and only a few of them left. They are no longer able to travel but still keep in touch through a newsletter. A terrific bunch of guy's.
SEEK... STRIKE... DESTORY!!!
George F. Burke Jr
Sunday, 12 December 2010 13:22
My Father was a PFC who served with the 645th TD. He never said much about his war time duty. I recently came into posession of his unit patch and letters from him to my Mother. He did so much and said so little. Thank you for the web site. My Sons, all three, all read it and have a new appreciation of the hardships.
Thursday, 09 December 2010 14:08
What a very good site.My father was a member of the 692nd. We are proud of their service.
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 20:43
My father PFC Fred Otte fought with the 823rd TD Battalion. (Company C, I believe) Like many of his generation, he never had much to say about his experiences in Europe. I never pressed him because I knew it was painful for him. Thanks to websites like this, I'm able to learn more about what these heroes went through. Thank you & God Bless you for taking the time to honor these men!
Thursday, 02 December 2010 15:04
My uncle, Tec 5 Nicholas Paulachok, was a motorcycle scout with the 703rd TD Battalion. He was killed in action in March 1945. If any members of the 703rd knew him, or would otherwise like to share their memories of the 703rd, please contact me via email. Thank you to all members of the Tank Destroyers, and to all our military men and women, for your brave and selfless service to our country.
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 12:09
I am the son of Einar Bergstrom who commanded the 610th from February 1945 to VE day. Thanks to everyone for keeping their memory alive.
Friday, 26 November 2010 19:05
I am the nephew of Lt Lyle Williams of the 802 tank destoryer battalion landing at normady july 1, 1944.
Today, November 26, 2010 with Lyle at his home in lapeer Michigan at he age of 91. He remembers all the battles is in good spirits and praised his fellow soliders.
He would be interested in hearing from anyone (including family) who knew him in the 802.
Contact me and I'll make it happen.
Monday, 22 November 2010 13:27
My father, William E. Halley, served as a heavy machine gunner in B Company of the 773rd, joining the unit in Dillingen and then taking part in the terrible fight to hold Oberwampach, Luxembourg at the southern flank of the Bulge. His company ended the war in Czechoslovakia, "spear-heading" for the 90th Infantry Division. I will never forget his sacrifice nor will I let my children forget. I love you dad!
Thursday, 18 November 2010 22:12
Glad to see this, my father, Joseph W. Rood, was in 774th TDB, Commander of a Company, loved all of his men and said he always regretted not going to see the families of the men who died.
William L. Sasman
Thursday, 18 November 2010 16:33
I am a internet friend of Art Pelkey. I am also a vet pf ww2. I was with the 1st inf. div. I have sure enjoyed my e-mails with art and given the chance to read of his unit in the great war. The 774th was not with my div. but I know that they did their job. Hats off to you guys.
Thursday, 18 November 2010 08:59
I am the proud grandson and great nephew to two WWII servicemen. My great uncle Andrew was a member of the 636 tank destroyer battalion (Company B)during WWII. I have a lot of his memorabilia and photographs. I am trying to track his travels during the war. I have some names and locations on the backs of pictures. Does anyone have suggestions on where to start?
Steven R. Pisani
Saturday, 13 November 2010 16:28
My uncle, Rudolph R. Pisani, was with the 610th TDB and was killed in action while his company was crossing the Moselle River in September 1944. He was 22 years old and has been memorialized by tributes in his town of Emerson, NJ, and in our family. Many of his letters and personal effects have been donated to the museum which houses this unit's records. I am grateful for all efforts to pay tribute to the 610th TDB and its service in WW2.
Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:48
My father in-law Morris B. Grover, Sr. was in the 638 Tank Distroyers unit around 1942 or 43. He was part of the motorcycle unit. He is now 92 years old and doing very well for his age. If anyone has information or pictures, please post them. Thank you to all who have served and are serving. You are all heroes to all that love this country. God Bless America.
Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:10
My father-in-law John Joseph Bailey of the Bronx, New York.
Past away on Oct. 27,2005. The best father-in-law you could want. Miss him everyday. Love to him and all the great guys who served with him. Carole
Charles R. Pilny
Friday, 12 November 2010 20:13
My Father, Charles Pilny (now deceased) served as an Ammunition truck driver during WWII from England thru France and parts of Germany. I was looking at a post card sent to my Uncle from Camp Hood that has many of the pictures posted on the site (different times, the stamp was 3 cents)! So on the day after Veterans Day, here’s to all the Vet’s out there, Thank You So Much!!
Thursday, 11 November 2010 19:42
My grandfather, Paul Kochinka served with the 802nd tank destroyers. I wish I could find more information about him. He passed away in 1996. I love you pop, rest in peace.
Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:11
Here's the e-mail, if anyone is interested. Thanks. Jim
Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:49
My Father,Lt. Louis A Romani served with 701st B Company. He was extremely proud of his service and his comrades. Sadly, he passed on Oct. '06. I'm not sure how many of his fellow brothers still survive, but I would like to hear about them. A very Happy Veterens day to all.
Jackie Cesario Lee
Thursday, 11 November 2010 12:12
Thanks to all who served our Country and are serving now.
My Father Fred Cesario was in the 801st TDB, taking part in DDay and the Battle of the Bulge. He told us stories about the many Red Mike M18 Hellcats that he and his buddies rode into the fight. He passed away in 1984 just before the 40th anniversary of DDay. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him or was part of the 801st TDB.
We have some photos that I will scan and will send to contribute to this impressive site. Thanks for setting it up.
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:10
I appreciate all the effort that has gone into this website. My father, Al Ahrenholz was with the 609th TDB. He was very proud of the men he served with during the war.
Monday, 08 November 2010 21:48
Updated the guestbook because of security issues I found. You now have the latest version.
Monday, 08 November 2010 20:24 | Minnesota
Thank you to all whom have served!!
My Grandpa, Marvin A. Brown served the 772 PROUDLY!! He along with my great uncle father and brother are my heros!
God bless the peacekeepers!!
Sunday, 07 November 2010 18:40 | Wheaton, IL
I just found this website. My dad was Joseph Kucewicz of "B" Company of the 692nd. I have a few of his maps and pictures and have been looking for more information. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995.
Tom Hurley lll
Sunday, 07 November 2010 02:19 | Benicia Ca
Looking for friends of , and tales about my dad; Thomas Hurley Sgt 802 TDB
Saturday, 06 November 2010 00:33 | Pittsburgh
My grandfather August Heide was in the 807.
Monday, 01 November 2010 13:31 | New Jersey
I have a number of 774 TD Battalion original photos. My dad was in RECON platoon.
Let me know if you have any interest in them for your site. Larry Potter
Sunday, 31 October 2010 18:49 | France
It's the better website about the Tank Destroyer unit's ! Great Job ! I'm looking for any infomations about Tank Destroyer Bn. between the 4 August 1944 and 13 August 1944 during the Mayenne crossing (712th TD B. , 607th TD Bn., 628th TD Bn...) I live in Mayenne County, France, and i do historical research during the WWII in Mayenne.
Sunday, 31 October 2010 15:33 | HIGHLAND IN
HELLO MY UNCLE MATTHEW GOLEC FROM THE CALUMET REGION OF INDIANA (HAMMOND
)WAS IN THE 809TH DOES ANYONR REMEMBER MATT THANKS YOU KINDLY BEST WISHS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Saturday, 30 October 2010 21:24 | Shady,New York
Hi, I'm looking for anyone who remembers my Uncle Bill "RED" Dunne who was with the "609th"TD. He was a mechanic & a pretty good bare knuckle fighter in his unit.
Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:55
My grandfather served with the 692nd during the same period. I am trying to learn as much as I can about this unit. Can you please help.
adam d. courtwright
Monday, 25 October 2010 20:47
son of roger v. courtwright
Georgette Tendrich Fass
Monday, 25 October 2010 11:11
Father a member of the battalion WWII. Just found an old photo of the 1956 reunion. I will try to scan and send you a copy.
Sunday, 24 October 2010 04:43 | Ohio
I found this site looking up a patch on my dads WW2 uniform. He was in the pacific in WW2. His name was Claude F Lyons from Rock Camp Ohio. My dad was in the US Army 1941 to 1945. After reading over your site I understand a little more now of what he and so many others did for all of us. I cant put in to words how much I thank you all. please contact me if you wish any time. God bless.
Saturday, 23 October 2010 16:07
My dad (Nels Forsberg) was in the 899th throughout WWII. His records were lost in the fire and so we don't have accurate information on what he did. He passed away on July 4th 1995. He had a bronze star, silver star and purple heart. We know about the purple heart but don't know what the stars were for. He was always proud of the men he served with, and felt they were the best of the best.
Winifred King Thompson
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 20:39
I am Col. Harrison's granddaughter. Thank you for taking the time to display this information. My grandfather lived to age 89, despite his extensive injuries. I am so glad to see his accomplishments listed here. I am trying to piece together his experience during WWII, as he did not speak of it.