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Dominique Potier (#47278008)
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Bio Photo I am a Belgium Soldier , and I am very concerning by the WW2 US airbornes veterans and US soldiers burried on the European ground. I try to find all info about these heros .
If someone would like a picture from a hero's grave in Belgium , please fell free to ask .

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Dave Robinson
RE: John R Subra
The joy of seeing those numbers, five one seven.
I am drawn to the units that were operating on their own, deciding where and when to "Attack", as needed, when the shit was hitting that fan, unencumbered by major command...

I get a sense that the 517 left their imprint upon southern France, something that America will never appreciate. Think of that the next time you jump out of a perfectly good airplane Domi, I bet you think of it all the time. Semper Fi. Attack.
Added by Dave Robinson on Nov 25, 2014 7:01 PM
Marcus Whitt
RE: Sgt Lamuel Lamaskas
Thank you for the reply. Yes, I am touch with his family. If you follow the link that I have on his memorial it will lead to his wife, etc. He was my deceased wife's uncle. His wife had a son whom was my best man when I first married in 1970. Feel free to contact me via email if needed.
Added by Marcus Whitt on Nov 24, 2014 11:19 AM
Marcus Whitt
Sgt Lamuel Lamaskas "Mack" Whitman
Thank you for taking the photo of his cross and memorial and putting them on his memorial. It is greatly appreciated. If you follow his memorial link you will see what I have done. Thank you again so very much.
Added by Marcus Whitt on Nov 23, 2014 7:20 PM
Dave Robinson
RE: Frank A Streed
More on the 517/13

The 517th Combat Team fought throughout WWII as an independent division, and was assigned to the 13th Airborne only at the end of the war on February 15th, 1945. As stated in the 13th Airborne history:

"...It was during this time that the 517th Combat Team joined the Division and were quartered at Joigny. This team, composed of the 517th Parachute Infantry, 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion and the 596th Parachute Engineer Company, had already achieved an excellent combat record in Italy, Southern France, and the "Bulge." As veterans they were a welcome addition to an otherwise untried Division that was momentarily expecting assignment to a combat mission."

The 13th Division was slated for a combat parachute drop in Operation VARSITY but was instead transferred to Corps Reserve because of a lack of transport aircraft. Soon after, the war in Europe ended and the Division stood down. The 13th Airborne (other than the 517th units) never entered combat.
Added by Dave Robinson on Nov 22, 2014 6:56 PM
Dave Robinson
RE: Frank A Streed
Frank A. Streed is listed in the book of the 13th Airborne Division.
http://www.517prct.org/documents/13th_airborne/13th_airborne_history.htm
no solid link to the 517PCRT for Frank.
but 517 was 13th AB.

Of course this is probably your source of info?
Added by Dave Robinson on Nov 22, 2014 6:45 PM
Anonymous
RE: Peter J Vertin
Hello Dominique Potier. I was able to get the obit for Peter Vertin it was in the local Daily Mining Gazette dated 20 Oct 2009: Pete served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. He completed glider and paratrooper training and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. He served in North Africa and the European Theatre, receiving two Bronze Stars" I don't think I am suppose to put in scanned obits, but I will try. Sorry it took so long. Ruth
Added by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2014 3:16 PM
NoreenP
RE: Joseph M Sonier
You're welcome.
Added by NoreenP on Nov 17, 2014 6:00 AM
Jamie J
RE: Your Uncle
Domi, thanks for the prompt reply, you are indeed a blessing! I will email the historian you mention and see what might come of it - any information will be more than I have now, which is a few pictures and the knowledge of where his grave is. I would like to be able to pass along some information to my children so that his memory will not be forgotten. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.

Warmest Regards,
Jamie
Added by Jamie J on Nov 13, 2014 9:34 AM
Jamie J
RE: Your Uncle
Hello! My apologies just seeing your kind offer. I would love to have any information about my uncle as I never got to meet him and my mother (his sister) passed away many years ago. If you receive this and can provide any information, I would be so grateful.

Many thanks and God bless...

Jamie
Niece of Ray Edward McClure
Added by Jamie J on Nov 12, 2014 5:41 PM
rosie mcnaughton
Hi Dom,
It's Veterans Day here in the US. I just want to thank you for all you do and all you have done to remember our veterans. And don't forget, my paternal grandmother was Belgian.
Regards,
Rosie
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Nov 11, 2014 7:06 AM
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