Harry J. Malony
94th Infantry Division
9/15/1942 - 5/21/1945
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|From: Tony Unrein
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000
Subject: Gerald Gibson
I have just been informed that Gerald Gibson, I/301 Inf, passed away on June 21, 2000. Jerry lived in Iowa the past few years.
Gibson was the Reunion Chairman for the 1988 Reunion here in Denver.
|From: Pat McLane
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000
Subject: Albert Lester McLane
Albert Lester McLane (he may or may not have included "Jr." as his dad was already dead when he was in the Army). Date of birth: 1/11/20 Orange, NJDate of death: 1/04/86
Pat McLane Ludwigsen (if you need
further information, please use the
|Date: Mon, 22 May
From: Gene Wise
Subject: Joe Nutt L376We were notified May 4, 2000 by Mildred (Millie) Nutt that Joe passed away March 15, 2000. They had been planning to attend Norfolk until he was diagnosed with cancer in mid-February.
Joe regularly attended reunions and
was active in other ways in the 94th Div. Ass'n.
Submitted by A. E. (Gene) Wise, L376
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000
Subject: Ivan HoeneM
Once again I have the sad duty to inform you of the death of a former 94ther:
I was informed by Mrs.Pat Darlage, Seymour,
Indiana, that Ivan passed away on
Victor Bender, L376, of Russell, KS died Jan. 31, 2000.
Victor was retired after 36 years with the Kansas Dept. of Transportation. He never married. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed swapping fishing stories with lots of laughs.
Joseph Zazzo passed away January 15, 2000 from lung cancer.
Joe was a life-long smoker. His widow, Nellie, lives at 222 Pelham St., Apt. 33, Methuen, MA 01844.
Submitted by: A. E. "Gene" Wise, L376
Chester Rudnick, L376, of Loraine, OH died May 21, 1999 from massive heart attack. He had appeared to be in good health until the passing of his wife in April 1999. Chester had been a cook in WWII.
Submitted by: A.
E. Gene Wise, L376
Michael C. Scaparrotti, 80, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born March 6, 1919, Butler, Penn., son of the late James and Bessie Procaccini Scaparrotti, he was married for 55 years to Betty J. Brown Scaparrotti, who survives.
A graduate of East Tech High School, Cleveland, and Cleveland School of Art, he was a World War II Army veteran. He retired as first sergeant in 1979 after 34 years of service as an administrative supply technician with Ohio Army National Guard.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the choir and a former elder. He was a retired board member and the first president of the Hocking Valley Hospital Foundation. He was a member of the Hocking County Council on Aging, Moose Lodge 873, Logan Lions and Public Employee Retirees Incorporated. He was a life member of VFW, DAV and Hocking County Historical Society.
He also was a member of AMVETS and Murray City American Legion Post 420. He was a life member of the 94th Division, a member of the 94th Infantry Division of Ohio, a board member of the Hocking County Veterans Services Commission, and member and creator of the logo for Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association.
Also surviving are a son, Col. Curtis Michael (Cindy) Scaparrotti of Fort Bragg, N.C.; two daughters, Michele Ann Scaparrotti of Columbus and Deborah Jean Scaparrotti of Logan; a grandson, Michael L. Scaparrotti; a granddaughter, Stephanie M. Scaparrotti; three brothers, Joseph (Josephine) Scaparrotti of Cleveland, Enrico Scaparrotti of Cleveland and Samuel (Alice) Scaparrotti of Cleveland; and a sister, Mrs. Steve (Lucy) Marcgos of Parma.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Anderson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Elhard officiating. Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Graveside military services will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Bty A 2/174 Ad Hawk BN of the Ohio National Guard of McConnelsville assisted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home any time Friday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Loyal Order of the Moose memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138 or to the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 966, Logan, Ohio 43138. back
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000
Subject: Paul A. Gugenheim
Sadly, I wish to report the death of a former 94ther, namely:
Paul A. Gugenheim
|Date: Wed, 15 Mar
From: Arnold Wise <email@example.com
Subject: Raymond Lowry
Raymond Lowry, "L" 376th, of Wellsville,
OH, passed away February 25, 2000 of respiratory failure. Raymond
was born May 20, 1914 and he and Margery married July 14, 1942. He
is survived by two sisters and one brother. One sister and two brothers
preceded him in death. Raymond had served as Elder in Riverside Presbyterian
Church and was a 50 year Mason. He retired as Office Manager of Rank Crook
Furniture Company of East Liverpool after 33 years of service.Information
provided by his widow
A. .E. (Gene) Wise, L376
|From: "Chad Christ"<firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Milo J. Skalnik E company 376th inf. reg.
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000
On December 2, 1995, my grandfather S/Sgt. Milo J. Skalnik Company E of the 376th infantry regiment died from complications due to heart bypass surgery.
He is survived by his wife Grace, his daughters Pat and Judy, and his grandchildren Axel 29, Shannon 28, Eric 28, Chad 23, Kimberly 21, and Joshua 19.
|Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000
From: Tom Pickett <email@example.com
Subject: Malcolm Levi Pickett M/Sgt Company F, 302nd
My Father, Malcolm Levi Pickett M/Sgt Company F, 302nd, 94th Division, died of Lung Cancer on 21 November 1997, at 5:12 AM. He died in his sleep with my brother, Albert Douglas Pickett at his side.
Malcolm T. Pickett
|Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cleveland Harrison)
Subject: Death of Morris Berry
I was informed by Barry Polley of Mason, Ohio, that his uncle Morris Berry (Company B, 301st Infantry) of Seymour, Indiana, died of pneumonia in July 1999. Morris was undergoing radiation treatment for bone cancer at the time.Morris, who was mail clerk of Co.B in the U.S. and Europe, and I had been corresponding for several years, and for that reason his nephew informed me.
A. Cleveland Harrison
|From: "Paul Mackin"
Subject: PFC. James L. Mackin, Co. B, 376 Reg., 94th Division
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000
Sadly, my father, Pfc.. James L. Mackin, Co. B, 376 Reg., 94th Division, passed away last year on May 17th (1999) from Alzheimer's complications.
Born: July 1, 1923 in Oakland, California to Daniel and Florence Mackin of Oakland, CA Died: May 17, 1999 in Los Altos, California of complications from Alzheimer's.
Survived by: His wife, Adeline
Mackin of Los Altos, California.
Grandchildren: Matthew Sappington, age 22, of Fort Stewart, Georgia (in the Army); Nathan Sappington, age 21, of Napa, California and recently inducted into the U.S. Air Force; Shannon Mackin, age 12, of Rochester, Minnesota; and, Haley Mackin, age 9, of Rochester, Minnesota.
After his honorable discharge form the
Army on January 13, 1946, Dad returned to Oakland and eventually earned
his degree in Chemistry from UCLA. During that time he married Marion
Watson (his first wife and mother of children), also of Oakland, and started
a family. The Mackin's spent most of their years in the San Francisco
Bay Area. Dad spent over 25 years with the federal government as
a chemist, specializing in nuclear chemistry. His most recent post
was with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington D.C. Dad
retired circa 1983, returning to Los Altos where he spent his remaining
|Date: Fri, 14
From: Bill Cooper
Subject: HICKEY - David J. died January 11, 2000
Sorry to report that David J. Hickey, H/302, 148 Summit Ave, Buffalo,NY 14214, Past President of Upstate New York Chapter-94th Infantry Division Assoc. died January 11, 2000. David also served on the Executive Council of 94th Infantry Division Association.
January 11, 2000, beloved husband
of the late Jane S. Hickey; dear father of Michael D. (Janice), Eileen
Hickey-Hulme (John) and Dennis J. (Ann) Hickey; devoted grandfather of
Matthew David and Margaret Ann Hickey; brother of Agnes Seeley, Martin
A. Hickey and the late Mary Ann Eichorn and James L. Hickey. Friends may
call Thursday 6-9 PM and Friday 4-8 PM at GEORGE J. ROBERTS & SONS,
2400 Main St., where prayers will be offered Saturday at 9:30 AM.
Bill Cooper, Secretary Upstate NY Chapter -94th Infantry Division Assoc.Inc.
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 18:53:07 EST
Subject: Julius A. Page
Julius A. Page passed away on October 26th 1999. Julius A. Page was a Staff Sergeant in Company K, 302nd Regiment, 94th Infantry Division. His home was Chapel Hill, NC. However, for the past several years he and Mrs. Page (Elizabeth) have spent most of their time at their Myrtle Beach, SC home.
Thomas M. Clausi
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 02:02:03 EST
Subject: Walter J Hannon Sr.
Walter J Hannon Sr. died December15,1999 at the age of 83. Dad served with the 94th Infantry Division, 376th Regiment, during WWII under George Patton as a staff sergeant. Walter was in the Battle of the Bulge, operation Sarr, Arden forest ,central Europe, Nothern France and received the Bronze Star for heroism under fire. Walter lived in Florance, Oregon with his 2nd wife Marie of 37 years. Walter was born in College Point, NY and lived in NYC till 1989 before moving to Oregon.
Walter J .Hannon Jr.
|Date: Sun, 29
From: "Carolyn W Richards" <email@example.com
Subject: John Asmussen
I need to inform you that my father, John Asmussen,
From the Albuquerque Journal:
"John Asmussen, 82, died in Albuquerque on October 25, 1999. He was born in France and emigrated to the United States in 1926. As Technician Third Grade, he was a medic in the 302nd Infantry, 94th Division, during WWII. He was awarded the Silver Star for "personal bravery and conspicuous courage and concern for the welfare of his comrades." For 26 years, he was a pattern/mold-maker at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. After retiring with his wife to Albuquerque in 1986, he was a volunteer docent at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 57 years; daughters Carolyn, Annette, and Jeanne; and grandsons Scott, Eric, and Gordon. His life, character, and devotion to his wife and family were exemplary and above reproach. He is greatly loved and will always be missed. In appreciation of the exceptional care provided at the Presbyterian Inpatient Hospice, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made to the hospice at 8300 Constitution, NE; Albuquerque, NM 87110. He will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe."
Like many other dads, our dad rarely
talked about his experiences in WWII, and then only if asked a direct question.
The albums of service memorabilia created by our mother were kept tucked
away in a box. It was not until after they moved to New Mexico that I had
the opportunity to peruse the albums on my own, simultaneously showing
them to my two sons. It was a stunning surprise to read the draft and final
copies of the commendation letter written by his commanding officer that
resulted in dad's being awarded the Silver Star. It was impossible to imagine
him tending to wounded under heavy fire, then remaining with them until
it was possible for other assistance to get to them. It was even more impossible
to imagine him carrying wounded soldiers to safety, alone, while under
fire, and always unarmed. We will always have the utmost pride in knowing
that our dad displayed such tremendous courage and later, was so modest
and self-effacing that we never knew anything
In the last 12 years or so, dad very much enjoyed attending the Division reunions. His buddies number fewer and fewer as the years to go and we wish to them good health, good friends, and good memories.
Carolyn Richards, for Helen Asmussen, Annette Chodl, and Jeanne Asmussen
Thu, 18 November 1999
From: stephanie kromelis <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: TAPS For a True American Hero
To the Men Of The 94th Infantry Division and Their Families, let it be known:
Frank J. Kromelis, Tech 4 Medical Detachment 301st Infantry, passed unto eternal life on November 14th, 1999, at 23:15 in Saint Charles, Illinois. He was 81 years old and is survived by his wife Stephanie, daughters Stephanie and Marilyn, two sons Frank and Dan, one great granddaughter Savannah, six granddaughters Rebecca, Zoe, Amy, Clara, Allyssa, and Sarah, and two grandsons Russell and Thad. Today he joins his youngest son, Jude, of eight years old, with our Lord and Savior.
Frank is a True American Hero! He was rich in commitment to Jesus Christ and the Church for life, a wife and family of 57 years, Swift Food Company for 36 years, and his country in time of a victorious war and peace.
His decorations and citations for service from GO 257 Hq 94th Inf. Div. are as follows: 2 overseas service bars; European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Battle Stars; Good Conduct Medal; Bronze Star; and World War II Victory Medal.
As the citation appeared from GO 257 Hq 94 Inf Div 3 Oct 45.......... Bronze Star Medal. 1. By direction of the President, under the provisions of AR 600-45, 22 September 1943, as amended, a Bronze Star was awarded to:
Technician Fourth Grade FRANK J. KROMELIS, 36775464, Infantry, Company A, 301st Infantry Regiment, United States Army, for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy of the United States in Germany. On 1 March 1945 during bitter fighting, the positions of Technician KROMELIS' platoon became untenable and orders were received to withdraw. When the assaulting squad failed to receive the order, he braved heavy enemy fire to maneuver forward and direct the unit to new positions. Technician KROMELIS' daring actions and unflinching devotion to duty are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Army of the United States. Entered the military service from Chicago, Illinois.
If there are any men from the 301st Infantry Regiment or from other units of the 94th who knew Frank, we sure would like to hear from you. Would like to know more about your lives and the service to our country.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Stephanie Kromelis, daughter
|Date: 7 November
From: Arnold Wise <email@example.com
Subject: Ralph Maines
June Maines has advised that her husband, Ralph D. Maines, veteran of "L" Co. 376th Infantry passed away May 6, 1999. Ralph was known as "Snuffy" in the Army and "Windy" recently.
Tue, 19 October 1999
From: Arnold Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Ambrose Vandenberg
Vandenberg just notified me that his father, Ambrose Vandenberg
Mon, 4 October 1999
Subject: Carl E. Jennings (Sr.)
father, Carl E. Jennings (Sr.) was with the 94th Division during the
last part of the Battle of the Bulge. Unfortunately, all I know is that he carried
a B.A.R. was wounded at least once. Even more unfortunately, he
died on October 26, 1986, in Tucson, Arizona where lived for the last
35 years of his life.
Wed, 29 September 1999
Subject: ED GALLAGHER, L376
78 Sailly Avenue #2, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 notified us that her husband
ED GALLAGHER, L376, died Sept. 13, 1998.
Fri, 17 September 1999
Subject: Bill Pardue L376th
After a three plus year struggle with Dermatomyositis, which he appeared to be winning on more than one occasion, Bill Pardue died Sunday morning Sept. 12, 1999. This is a rare connective tissue disease primarily causing a gradual degeneration of muscle tissue throughout the body.
Bill had basic training at Ft. Hood, TX; went to Univ. of Florida ASTP program, then to L376.
He was very active
for many years in the 94th Division Association.
A military funeral was held in Birmingham, AL on Wed. Sept. 15.
Thu, 5 Aug 1999
Subject: Passing of my Father NORMAN H. SEPPI
July 21,1999 my Father Norman passed away.He served with Co.F of the
302nd Inf. in the 94th Division.He married Alice Mohney in 1945. They
moved to the family farm in Eben, Michigan in the upper peninsula. He
had his own logging
Mon, 02 Aug 1999
William Heffernan L376
note was received Aug. 2, 1999 from Mary Heffernan advising that William
Heffernan, a veteran of Co. "L", 376th Infantry had passed away Nov. 5, 1998. No
other details furnished.
|Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999
I received a note April 22, 1999 from Wendy Ostrander, apparently a daughter, that William Ostrander of "L" Co. 376 died March 26, 1999.
Submitted by A. E. (Gene) Wise L376 email@example.com
Sun, 01 Aug 1999
I just received a note July 31, 1999 from Betty Landis that Allen had
passed away July 20, 1999. Allen was driver for "L" Company commanders Julian Way,
Bill Brightman, Robert Foster, Charles Mackey and Jesse Hodges from Camp
McCain through Czechoslovakia. He had great presence of mind and
took a lot of stress away from his passengers. Allen suffered from Congestive
Heart failure from early Feb. 1999 and was in hospitals six times afterwards,
mostly for pumping fluid out of
Submitted by A. E. (Gene) Wise L376 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Col. Ben E. Thurston passed away on April 14,1999.
He died peaceably, in his sleep, after about a 10 week battle with pneumonia and other respiratory problems.
attachment is a report I made in my "3/376" newsletter, based on my
personal observations, statements he made to me, and his family eulogy
that was sent to me.
BENJAMIN E. THURSTON
- Sept. 13, 1903--April 14, 1999
The rigors of long separation and stresses of wartime service and difficulty with the Army Chain of Command finally strained the marriage to the point it was dissolved in 1959. In 1962 he met Hazel Turman of Seattle and had a truly joyous life with her until her death in 1985. She had three children; Eleanor Williams, Ralph Turman and Jerry Turman (recently deceased). These six children had a total of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with a third born shortly after his death.
He was at one time Arizona State Chess Champion, a long-time active member of Kiwanis and a faithful Elder in the Presbyterian Church.
He went to the 94th Div. in March 1944 and was assigned command of 3BN376 where he stayed through preparation for overseas assignment; combat duty in Normandy near St. Nazaire; succeeding the 90th Infantry Div. in attacking Germany from Metz/Luxembourg area; the march to the Rhine; and occupation duty in Northern Germany, then Southern Germany and on to Czechoslovakia until being one of the first group of officers returned to the "States", based on his long service; Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf clusters and other decorations and his time in combat.
He was initially stationed near his home in Minnesota and, in 1947, was sent, with his family, back to the Army of Occupation in Europe for four years in Hoechst, Frankfurt, Berlin and Heidelberg, FRG and Fontainbleu, France. This included organization of defenses for the Berlin airlift and Senior American Military Advisor in the organization of NATO in 1949-50.
He spoke fluent French and was awarded the Order of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor in 1950 for his assistance to France's entry into NATO.
He was returned to America in 1951 for a series of assignments until, in 1955, he was released just one year short of 30 years active duty and full retirement pay.
"I drifted into
all sorts of dead-end jobs or efforts to earn my bread. I even
put in nearly a year as the head dog-catcher for Albuquerque, NM, did
some prospecting for tungsten, copper and uranium -- and ended up mostly
full-time or part-time teaching on a Jr High School level."
James Earl Murphy L376
Mail I recently sent Earl was returned today. I located a nephew, Alton Murphy, by phone and learned that Earl has passed away approximately three years ago. Since early 1990's Earl had suffered from Alzheimer's' disease and was cared for by his oldest daughter until his death.
A. E. "Gene" Wise :376 email@example.com
|23 July 1999
Colonel Earl Myers, Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 302nd Regiment, passed away in his sleep at his home in Arlington, Virginia. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 14th, at 11:00am, at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia.
For information contact Richard or Patricia Myers, 5912 S. First Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22204, 703-578-3372.
the Washington Post
Earl Meyers Dies
Earl L. Meyers, 91, who retired as director of oncology and radio pharmaceuticals for the Food and Drug Administration, died of cardiac arrest July 23 at home in Arlington.
Dr. Meyers was born in Victor, Iowa. He graduated from Coe College and received a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Illinois. Later he was self-employed as a research chemist, and he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1939, he began his career with the FDA, and he worked as an inspector in Detroit and later Chicago.
During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe, and he participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He received Silver Star and Bronze Star medals. He retired from the Army Reserve as a colonel in 1967.
In 1950, Dr. Meyers settled in the Washington area. He was author of 50 papers on chemistry and drug management controls. He retired from the FDA in 1974.
He had been a Boy Scout leader and vice chairman of the Arlington district, and he had received the Boy Scouts' Silver Beaver Award.
was a member of the 94th Infantry Division Association and had been a
board member and head usher at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in
Survivors include two children, Richard E. Meyers of Arlington and John A. Meyers of Lisle, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
TENNISON,Chester Joseph, 77, Co K, 302nd Inf Reg, of Mechanicsville, craftsman for the federal government, died May 28 at Washington Hospital Center. Will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, June 9, 1999 at 12:30pm.
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