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301st Reg destroy a German roadblock
LT Col Roger (Dodger) Guernsey - 1
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VHP Interview Lt. Col. Roger Guernsey
Newsreel: Battle of the Bulge
Nicholas Oresko, Medal of Honor, WWII
Putting up the Flag
Secrets Of The Battle Of The Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge
The Siegfried Line in the Ardennes
William Foley: WWII experiences
Battlefield I The Battle for the Rhine

Infantrymen of 94th Division,301st Regiment destroy a German roadblock in Oberleuken,Germany during World War II
Soldiers and vehicles of United States 302nd Regiment, 94th Division in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
The Untold Stories of the World War II - Full length Documentary
  Secrets of World War ll - The Secrets of the Battle of the Bulge
Silver Star - Clayton Byrd WWII: Europe

Judge Arthur Lawrence Alarcon, SSGT USA, 94th ID
94th WWII War Deaths
94th Midwest Chapter
94th Infantry Division History from WWI to 2010
302nd  L Company
Chapter Meetings by Region
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Mementoes - 94th Infantry Division
For 94th Inf Div The Attack Magazine
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94th Combat Chronicle
94th Infantry Division "Neuf-Cats" in WWII
94th Infantry Division, 301st Infantry Regiment, at Orscholz
Shootout in Vezon, France in Oct 1944 95th Division
1999 Fall European Tour
A Closer Look at Enigma Machines and their Code
    Computer Code Cracking and Cryptology
About the 94th
Anthony Cherry fought his way across Europe with the 94th
Ardennes Alsace Destruction of the Switch
Army Times
B17F Flight Log from 9/5/1943 - 2/21/1944pdf
B17F - Incredible Enemy Compassion over Nazi Germany
"Bataan Project" a High School Project
Battle for Wies, Germany
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge Song
Books About the 94th the Infantry Division and WWII
Camp Forrest - Tullahoma Tennessee
Campaign for Liberator Status for 94th
D-Day - Battle of Normandy
D-Day Memory
Dad's War
Diaries from Men that were in German PW Camps
Everyman's War
Fact Sheet of the 94th Infantry Division
Fred Ocheltree at the Battle of the Bulge
Front line frozen in time, World War II etched in Sam Harris' memory
Fire Trucks at War
G Company of the 301 Photos
General Harry J. Malony
Hammelburg POW Camp
History of the 94fth ID 1918 - Present
Hoodlum News - 301st Infantry
Humor - A Little Humor
Humor - Indoctrination for Return to U.S.
HyperWar, a Hypertext History of WWII
In Honor of 94th American Infantry Division (Senate - October 07, 1994)
Interesting World War Two Facts About Air Warfare
Jane's Foreign Report
Jake Nash's Scrapbook
Jewish POW swapped by Germans in World War II
Jim Maggetti rifleman survived Battle of the Bulge
Kilroy was Here [origin]
Letters Home from the South Pacific 1943-1945
376th "F" Company at Ockfen, Germany 22-24 February 1945

94th Infantry Football Pilgrims
94th Infantry Division Reactivation Slide Show
94th Division makes history - Again
Military Network - Find Military Units Contacts
Mural in the Massachusetts State House in Boston
My Father's War

National Archives and Records Administrationtruck
94th DIV Force Sustainment History
Missing Veterans
National Personnel Records Center
National World War II Memorial
North Platte Canteen
On the Way: The Story of the 94th Infantry Division
One Last Mission
Peace Monument near Sinz Germany
Roland Sluder Recalls Guarding Patton in WW II
Sam Dreben-Warrior-Patriot
Selective Service: History/Recordsfield artillery
Sgt Alfred J. "Freddie" Dionne
Story of the 3rd US Army WW II
Summary of Life
T/Sgt Mike W. Buczkowski
The 36th Infantry Division Pictorial History
The 94th Infantry Division, 301st
The 94th at the Siegfried Line
Regiment, at Orscholz

The 188th Infantry Brigade
The German [Video]
The Hammelburg Raid
The Enigma Machines and their Codesoldier
The Lorraine Campaign
The List
The Loss of the USS Indianapolis
The Saar-Moselle Triangle
The Story of the 66th Infantry Division
The Third Army in World War II
Units that were attached to the 94th Inf Div
USAMHI Units-Divs
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What is a Vet
Wikipedia Encyclopedia - 94th Infantry Division
Winston Churchill Speeches and Radio Broadcasts
Women Come to the Front
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WW I Training and Combat Video
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World War II - How to Camouflage an Airplane Factory
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WW II : Rare Color Film : IWO JIMA [video]
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World War II on the Web
World War II Oral History
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Zerf, Germany, during 23-27 February 1945
301st infantry regiment
How Jewish GIs Became Slave Laborers in Nazi Concentration Camps
See also Concentration Camp Photos of Berga am Elster
Ohio World War II vet of 94th Infantry Div. family working for 'liberator' status
Signed, Limited Edition Prints of 
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94th Monument at Ft. Bragg, NC
Dedication of the 94th Monument

The Frederick R. Balch, Jr. Story
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Master Index of Army Records
A Poem - The Battle Of Orsholz Woods

Point of Contact  Harry Helms   484-288-2778
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True Story of the Recovery of 19 US Marines Killed in Action on Makin Island [video]
mural in boston
Mural in the Massachusetts State House in Boston
peace monument near sinz germany
Peace Monument near Sinz Germany
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94th Area of Operation
January - February 1945

Battle of the Bulge
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
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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.


Tony Unrein

From: roger.butler
Subject: Passing of Garland R. Butler
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000

Garland R. Butler passed away on July 3, 1995 at Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, Kansas after a 2 1/2 years battle with cancer. Garland was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret I. Butler, 18 days earlier from a stroke. Survivors include one daughter and two sons; Chris and Janice Scheurer of Hutchinson, Kansas; Ralph and Vicki Butler of Burton, Kansas and Roger and Leesa Butler of Great Bend, Kansas. Other survivors include 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Burial was at the Claflin Cemetary, Claflin, Kansas.

(Note part of the obituary: I would like to contact someone that served with Garland, in order to get some additional information about his service. If anyone would be willing to talk with me about that please contact me at (316) 793-7665, or mail to Roger Butler, 2705 Dry Creek Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 or email me at roger.butler@greatbend.com Thank You.)

From: Pat McLane Ludwigsen
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
following email address: pmclane67@yahoo.com

Date: Mon, 22 May 2000
From: Gene Wise

Subject: Joe Nutt L376

We 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.
Her address is: Ms. Mildred C. Nutt, 6181 W. Villa Lane, Milwaukee, WI 63233-3491

Submitted by A. E. (Gene) Wise, L376

From: Curl94
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:

Ivan Hoene
Co. B, 301st Inf
3606 E. County Rd 400S
Brownstown, Indiana 47220
Wife's name: Jinny

I was informed by Mrs.Pat Darlage, Seymour, Indiana, that Ivan passed away on
May 13, 2000.

Tony Unrein

Victor Bender
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.

Submitted by:
A. E. "Gene" Wise
Info. from letter by niece Judith Janssen, 942 E. 4th St., Russell, KS 67665

Joseph Zazzo
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
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
[from phone call by executor of the Estate]

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
From: Curl94@aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000
Subject: Paul A. Gugenheim

Sadly, I wish to report the death of a former 94ther, namely:

Paul A. Gugenheim
Denver, Colorado
Company B, 302 Infantry Regiment
Passed away March 11, 2000


Tony Unrein

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000
From: Arnold Wise <gene.wise@worldnet.att.net
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
Margery Lowry
19557 Frishkorn Drive
Wellsville, OH 43968-9752

A. .E. (Gene) Wise, L376

From: "Chad Christ"<chadchrist@cros.net
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 <pickettm@earthlink.net
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: cleve.harrison@mindspring.com (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
Co. B, 301st

From: "Paul Mackin" <maddymack@dellnet.com
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.
Children (from previous marriage): Daughter, Kathleen Sappington of Napa, California; son, Lawrence Mackin of Santa Cruz, California; and, son, Paul Mackin (wife - Lynn) of Rochester, Minnesota.

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 years.

Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000
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.
Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

Bill Cooper, Secretary Upstate NY Chapter -94th Infantry Division Assoc.Inc.

From: TMClausi@aol.com
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

From: Thstht@aol.com
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 November 1999
From: "Carolyn W Richards" <carolyn.richards@worldnet.att.net
Subject: John Asmussen

I need to inform you that my father, John Asmussen,
died this past October 25, 1999.

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
about these feats of bravery.

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

Date: Thu, 18 November 1999
From: stephanie kromelis <skromelis@juno.com
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
and Her Husband
Jack E. Treadman II 94thPersonalSearchNovember

Date: 7 November 1999
From: Arnold Wise <gene.wise@worldnet.att.net
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.

Gene Wise

Date: Tue, 19 October 1999
From: Arnold Wise <gene.wise@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Ambrose Vandenberg

James Vandenberg just notified me that his father, Ambrose Vandenberg
died Oct. 14, 1999 about 8:15PM.
"Vandy" was machine gun section leader of 4th platoon, "L" Co. 376th Infantry until given a battlefield promotion to platoon leader in March 1945. He has suffered from heart problems for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Florence, son James and six daughters.
A. E. (Gene) Wise, L376

Date: Mon, 4 October 1999
Subject: Carl E. Jennings (Sr.)

My 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.
Best regards to you all.
Carl Jennings, Jr. carlj@azstarnet.com

Date: Wed, 29 September 1999
Subject: ED GALLAGHER, L376

Yvonne Gallagher, 78 Sailly Avenue #2, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 notified us that her husband ED GALLAGHER, L376, died Sept. 13, 1998.
Ed had been in a local nursing home since 1991 after a massive stroke caused paralysis of the left side. He was able to talk and was visited regularly by Yvonne and their three sons. He was never in severe pain.
Yvonne and the youngest son were with him at time of passing.
A. E. (Gene) Wise, L376

Date: 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.
Other than the 94th, his main hobbies were boating and flying.

A military funeral was held in Birmingham, AL on Wed. Sept. 15.

Gene Wise, L376

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999
Subject: Passing of my Father NORMAN H. SEPPI

On 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
business until he retired in 1986. He is also survived by 2 son and 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren. He suffered with luekemia and congestive heart failure. His passing is very hard but he went with diginity. We will miss him very much.

Maretta Case
Norman's daughter


Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999
William Heffernan L376

A 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.
Submitted by A. E. (Gene) Wise, L376

Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999
William Ostrander

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 gene.wise@worldnet.att.net

Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999
Allen Landis

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
his lungs the the ticker couldn't keep up with.

Submitted by A. E. (Gene) Wise L376 gene.wise@worldnet.att.net

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.

The 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.
Just under two years ago "The Ugly Duckling" was published by Bob Adair, as written by Col. Thurston.

BENJAMIN E. THURSTON - Sept. 13, 1903--April 14, 1999
Ben was born and raised in Minneapolis, won an appointment to the US Military Academy and graduated in 1926. He was class historian from his first year at West Point and wrote for the alumni newspaper on events in the Pacific Northwest through 1998.

Ben was the oldest of four children, the only son. He married Elizabeth Gay Baxter in 1933. The marriage was happy and they had three children who survive him, Benjamin E. Thurston, Jr., Robb O. Thurston and Dr. Laura Gutman.

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.

His first assignment as an Officer was in the Philippines. In the late 1930's he returned to the Academy as an instructor in English, History, Mathematics and Chess. He was assigned to Hawaii in 1938 with responsibilites in Military Police and Fire Departments and was at Schofield Barracks Dec. 7, 1941, where his children watched the attack on Pearl Harbor. He took on several training assignments in the field but was sent to War Dept. General Staff, G-1 Div., a job many officers coveted, but he wanted to lead a Regiment so "I convinced the medics that I had severe and obstinate headaches (I chose headaches because, at that time, no one knew much about them hence had little chance to prove ----). So finally I convinced a Medic that if I were relieved from the Pentagon I would go straight to a combat outfit."

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."
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His family, in his obituary, also mentions "encyclopedia selling, motel managing and tax preparation."
sent in by A. E. "Gene" Wise

28 Jul 1999
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 gene.wise@worldnet.att.net

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.

Obituary from the Washington Post
Friday, July 30, 1999

Earl Meyers Dies at 91
Director With the FDA

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.

He 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 Arlington.
His wife, Helen C. Meyers, died in 1984.

Survivors include two children, Richard E. Meyers of Arlington and John A. Meyers of Lisle, Ill.; and two grandchildren.

June 8, 1999
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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