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joekleon
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Member # 123

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From: Cleveland, Ohio
Registered: 2/1/2006
posted 2/1/2006 4:36:43 AM    Click here to view the profile for joekleon  Click here to email joekleon  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am trying to find any information on my father's wartime activities. He was a member of the 12th Armored Division, 494th Armored Field Artillery Battery A.

His name was James Kleon and he was from Salem, Ohio. He was a T/5 and his serial number was 35 589 777. Any information on his exact wartime activities would be extremely appreciated. I would love to talk to someone who knew him or knows of any battles of camp liberations that he participated in.

He died when I was 16, in 1984.

Please contact me at joekleon@yahoo.com if you have any information whatsoever.

Thanks for your time.

Joe Kleon

Ken
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From: NH
Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 2/2/2006 3:35:23 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Joe,

I am a Legacy Member of the 12Th Armored Division Association; I’ll try to help you.

I am forwarding your message to Ted Glogovac the unit rep for the 495th. Ted is also a Legacy Member and very knowledgeable about the 494th. Ted will put your request in the “Hellcat News” the association monthly newspaper, hopefully a veteran who knew your dad will see it.

Someone has listed your dad on the WW2 Memorial; unfortunately they did not leave a name, just “friend”

I called Charles Kozak, [first name below], he thinks your dad did not go overseas with the 494th. He also thinks the following men listed are alive. All are from the A Bty 494th AFA.

The addresses and phone numbers were obtained from our association website;

http://www.12tharmoreddivision.com/index.html

Under the “Roster” tab. By scanning the entire roster you may find additional veterans from your dad’s unit.

Regards,

Ken Klinedinst / Legacy Member

Kozak Charles J. 494-A Vera 6800 Mayfield or 416 Villaserena Cleveland, OH 44124-2242 440-442-8531

Clifford Earl F. 494-A Ruth 6223 Northgap Dr Columbus, OH 43229 614-846-8932

Cullen Joseph 494-A Emily 1395 Highland Blvd. Pell Lake, WI 53157

Gildea George J. 494-A 161 Military Parkway Fort Thomas, KY 41075 606-781-0028

Langseth Julian 494-A Lucille 1431 SE 135th Ave Portland, OR 97233 503-252-3507

Tucker Aaron F. 494-A Margot Box 23365 Wyatt Rd Albermarle, NC 28001 704-982-4365


joekleon
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Member # 123

Posts: 3
From: Cleveland, Ohio
Registered: 2/1/2006
posted 2/20/2006 11:21:41 AM    Click here to view the profile for joekleon  Click here to email joekleon  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the help. Unfortunately I have not been able to locate anyone that knew my father. Thanks for putting a message in the Hellcat news. I hope that can help locate someone.

Joe Kleon
joekleon@yahoo.com