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|I am an Illinois high school teacher who became involved in an memorial to the 192nd Tank Battalion. Since then, we have added the 194th Tank Battalion and 17th Ordnance to the website. Most of the pages I deal with have to do with members of the two tank battalions or 17th Ordnance. In addition, there are a number of pages that are memorials to former students, of the high school I teach at, who died in World War II and Vietnam. |
I also have added memorials to men who are named on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila, but for whatever reason, had no Find-A-Grave page.
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|Dale Safford||Tec4 Louis Kmet #56248223|
Thank you so much for the amazing photo of my great-uncle which you have put onto FindAGrave. Sad story in that my grandfather's youngest 4 siblings were put into an orphanage, and Louis went off to war and was killed. Your bio leads me to believe that the photo might have come from a high school yearbook. Could you please let me know what high school, or where you did find the photo? That would be helpful. The note that he entered the service from Indiana has me confused, since Chicago area was the only place I knew that he might have been located.
|Vicky Bergman||Thank You!|
I did not think bad of you. Happy New Year!!
Added by Patty on Dec 31, 2014 6:07 PM
|Lori Montgomery||Pvt. Curtis Green photos|
Thank you, so much for your help. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this! Curtis was my uncle on my Dad's side of the family. He went into the service when my Dad was 12 years old. My Dad had sent Curtis several letters that were never recieved, returned unopened. My Mom still has them, my Dad is deceased now. He would have been in his 80's.
Again, thank you for everything. Let me know if I can ever exchange the favor for you somehow.
Sorry we sometimes think we are in the right spot.
I usually go several times to recheck. The maps show as maybe the 3rd row which by lot size could be 4 or 5 rows back. We do try hard though. Always contact the cemetery to check plot books for markers if we can't find one.
Added by Patty on Dec 31, 2014 8:24 AM
|Irene Wheeler Merrill||RE: 194th Tank Battalion|
Thank you Jim, your efforts to keep the memories of these men and their sacrifice alive is much appreciated. Sgt. Ben Saccone's goddaughter is one of my friends from high school.
|Irene Wheeler Merrill||194th Tank Battalion|
Jim, I posted photos on Corp. Joseph Gillis' memorial page - I included a photo of the main Bataan Death March memorial. It is a big deal in this town - still. All those boys and men knew each other, their families all knew each other - and so few returned.
|Mrs Fenton||RE: Medals|
No one knows anything about them, so I feel like they were not received.
Information added for this American Hero. Can you tell me the source?
|Mrs Fenton||RE: James M. Carter|
The only one I know for certain is the Purple Heart. My grandparents died many years back and only they would know for sure. I am very thankful to have the list you sent me, so at least we know which ones he received.
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