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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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CABrown
RE: Wallace H Eaker
Found this on Ancestry.com. Don't know if it will help or not.


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Name: Wallace H Eaker
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: New York
State of Residence: Ohio
County or City: Cuyahoga

Enlistment Date: 9 Jan 1942
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Buffalo
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, within 3 months of Discharge or former WAAC Auxiliary

Education: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Draftsmen
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 69
Weight: 149
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Added by CABrown on May 02, 2015 5:38 AM
Anonymous
RE: Richard Stockhouse
No mention of Richard's military service in his obituary. However, I found a write up of his marriage in the "Rhinelander Daily News" on June 29, 1954. It states in the article that Richard "served for three years as a paratrooper in the European theater of World War II."
Added by Anonymous on May 01, 2015 3:02 PM
Debi Burrow
RE: My Dad
OK! Thanks Domi! :)
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 30, 2015 4:20 AM
Debi Burrow
RE: My Dad
I do know that my dad lost a lot of his men. Remembering that would send tears rolling down his cheeks when he remembered them dieing in his arms. Just seeing a historical show on TV could bring that back for him. I could tell it was hard for him to remember so I didn't question him much about his experiences. Now I wish I had. Thanks for the other email addresses. I'll try to contact them tonight. I greatly appreciate all the help you've given me Domi!!! May you be blessed 10 fold for your kindness!!
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 30, 2015 3:58 AM
Debi Burrow
My Dad
DOMI!!!!! GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!!! I found a pic of my dad's military headstone on Billiongraves!!!! It has his unit on it!!!! It says he was "CO H 507th Parachute Inf" which supposedly was part of the 551PIB. I'm not sure if that's right or not though. I started researching the 551PIB and found a Harvey K Burrow under their C company list. On the 551PIB website it has a listing for a book by Douglas Dillard. I'm thinking that's the guy you referred me to. I figured the email you gave me might have had a typo in it since it came back invalid; so I tried deleting the last d that came before the aol and tried sending it again. I'm still waiting to see if I get an answer but at least it hasn't bounced back again as invalid!! What info do you have on the 507th????
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 29, 2015 11:29 PM
Debi Burrow
RE: My Dad
I tried writing Mr. Dillard but the email came back as undeliverable; so apparently he's either changed his email or simply let this emailbox go unchecked for too long. Thanks for trying Domi!!! I appreciate your efforts!!!
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 29, 2015 4:57 PM
Debi Burrow
RE: My Dad
Oh great!!! Thanks Domi!!!!!!! :)
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 29, 2015 3:41 PM
personna
Robert E. Haskell - Memorial # 56281885
I research the Haskell family for a close friend and have been looking for this part of the family's burials. I was so surprised to find Robert in Belgium, had no information regarding his military service until I found the memorial. Your photograph is priceless to his family here in California, USA.

With the memorial and your photograph, I am going to try to learn where he died and more specific information about his service. His extended family should know the circumstances that warranted the award of a Purple Heart medal.

Thank you both for your service to your own country and for your generosity in ensuring our fallen Veterans are not forgotten. If you're ever in Los Angeles, CA, perhaps you'll allow me to take you to lunch or dinner. Until then, many, many thanks!
Added by personna on Apr 27, 2015 6:52 PM
Debi Burrow
RE: My Dad
Thank you!! That's very kind of you to offer to help me!! The only reference I've found to him so far in regards to his military record is located on the website of the East Texas Genealogical Association. I have the link on Daddy's memorial page near the bottom under the section Military Service Record. Here's the link though (and hopefully I can actually get the HTML to work on this message board but if not just copy and paste it into the URL up top:

MEN and WOMEN in the ARMED FORCES from SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS; B - PAGE 32 - WHITE

http://www.etgs.org/txsmith/military/mwww2/white/bfile/whtb32.html
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 27, 2015 12:45 PM
Debi Burrow
RE: My Dad
Oh.... by the way.... did you happen to notice that record has the soldier joining the service in 1939 but his year of birth is 1943? That pregnancy must have been **VERY*** hard on his mother!!!!! LOL
Added by Debi Burrow on Apr 26, 2015 10:21 PM
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