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Dick ODonnell (#46951262)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Massachusetts but have lived in Florida more than 35 years. I spent eight years in the Air Force and then over 45 years in the computer industry as a software engineer before retiring in 1998.
I am the National Chairman of the Family and Friends of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association. I also serve as the webmaster of, a site dedicated to men of the 508th PIR. The 508th jumped into Normandy and Holland and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in WW-II. Subsequently the regiment fought in Korea and Vietnam and today is seeing duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The web site has benefited on a number of occasions with photos contributed by Find-A-Grave volunteers
I felt that those contributions should be reciprocated and I have become a volunteer myself.
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Karen Simon
RE: Perrone photos
I was honored to do that for you.
Added by Karen Simon on Nov 08, 2016 12:22 PM
Joan S.
RE: Tylicki photo
I sent an edit for his death date, but didn't have the specific day. I'm always sad when there's no inscription, and I hope that the family will get together and have it engraved. Regards, Joan
Added by Joan S. on Sep 28, 2016 1:28 PM
RE: Convy photos
You are very welcome. 😄
Added by Lorie922 on Sep 16, 2016 2:06 PM
Robert J. Zeppuhar
Thank you for the additional information. I've added the information to his bio section. Someone else left other information in the "flower" section as well. I've added that also to his bio section.

Cheers! :)
Added by Alberticoღდ on Sep 08, 2016 6:14 PM
Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun
Oops... short memory/incomplete notes
Okay, it was actually when I was looking for information re: Gazel W. Tomory, another WW-II who died in 2012.

I initially "guessed" that anyone with this fairly uncommon name, living in the same general area would be related... but then I realized how wrong I was. I sent you what I found on YOUR Tomory; so it could be used. Thanks for all you've done so far to "keep the memories alive".

Namasté, "PJ" Braun, ETCM/USN (retired)
Added by Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun on Aug 27, 2016 9:52 AM
Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun
RE: Albert Tomory
Not a problem... I was doing some research on his son, because of his military background, so when I found the information on Albert I thought I'd share. This really is a "team sport"...
Added by Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun on Aug 27, 2016 9:31 AM
larry carter
RE: Thornton Transfer
you are welcome Mr. ODonald. have a great Memorial day.
best regards
Added by larry carter on May 28, 2016 5:49 AM
larry carter
Joseph Thornton
Are you related to Joseph Thornton?
Added by larry carter on May 22, 2016 2:17 PM
RE: Clay Williams photo
It was my pleasure & my honor to fulfill your request.
Added by Weez on May 20, 2016 6:46 PM
Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 87157631
re: Clarence O "Clancy" Lyall - coincidentally, my late (French, father-in-law), Marcel H. Arthaud 1913-1993, was also present at Berchtesgaden (and Hitler's Eagle's Nest) during the closing days of World War II. He survived the entire war. Marcel had been present at Casablanca, Morocco (during his mandatory military service) at the onset of WW-II. He refused to fight against the Americans, so he fled to England, to join the "Free French". He landed eventually at Normandy during the "D-Day" operations. Next, he was assigned to the French 2nd Armored Division, to "liberate" Paris. After the close of the war, he returned home to Southern France - with a "press book" of photo-proofs (taken from Hitler's bombed-out retreat at Berchtesgaden), which we believe were taken by Hitler's personal photographer (and then organized into scrapbook-styled pages by, mistress, Eva Braun herself). That is substantiated by a PBS-TV broadcast on the subject. In addition, the full-size bell (from Hitler's chapel) was also salvaged, by Marcel (a radio operator, in an American-built half-track). His daughter (my former wife) is presently in possession of all of those items. See Find A Grave #112465423
Added by Robert Kuhmann on Feb 07, 2016 2:26 PM
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