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beagle
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From: South Carolina
Registered: 10/9/2005
posted 10/9/2005 3:37:14 PM    Click here to view the profile for beagle  Click here to email beagle  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Did they take heavey casualties during the war due to dangerous duties? My grandfather was wounded in this Company by a head shot that blinded him for the rest of his life. His name was Willie Minor Geddings. I am trying to find out some information on this company and their activities during this time. Would be nice to know more about him and his service during this period. I was to young to actually know him very good. All I remember is a very seemingly nice elderly gentlemen with a crew cut hair style. He was talked about very well by men who knew him here. They said he could fix and paint childrens bycycles blind. Others said when he arrived back home shot and blind from it, they instantly went and joined the war effort themselves. If have any info on my grandfather I would appreciate it. Thanks

Ken
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Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 10/10/2005 12:37:03 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am a Legacy member of the 12TH Armored Division Association. I will forward your message to the 17TH AIB Unit Rep.

Also look at the left side of the Website (green) you will see a label "Books and Written Experiences" Click on that title and scroll down until you see the 17 TH AIB, click and read.

Regards

Ken Klinedinst

beagle
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posted 10/10/2005 7:54:48 PM    Click here to view the profile for beagle  Click here to email beagle  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ken......Yes I have done some of the reading. Interesting stuff.. I am interested in what my grandfather was actually doing during this period. What his job title was, what his rank was, where he actually got wounded and how, etc. Not sure if I can learn alot of this info, but am interested in anything I can find out. He was a Corprol according to his grave stone. This is all I have on him other than the long ago memories when I was a child.

Thanks, William