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nridgway
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Member # 140

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From: Spring, TX
Registered: 6/18/2006
posted 6/18/2006 7:45:10 PM    Click here to view the profile for nridgway  Click here to email nridgway  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My father-in-law, Harold G. Ridgway was in Company A, 56th Armored Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division. Does anyone have any information on him? We recently found his discharge papers and found out he was a halftrack driver and was in the following battles and campaigns --- Rhineland GO 40 WD 45 and Central Europe GO 40 WD 45. Does anyone have any pictures of him or knew him when he was in the army?

Norma Ridgway

MikeWoldenberg
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Member # 16

Posts: 867
From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 6/20/2006 10:04:34 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Norma, I am a legacy member of the
Association. Please contact Bill Georgov
80 Caravel Drive, Bear Delaware
19701-1644, phone: (302) 834 3026.
He is the unit representative. He can put a notice in the Hellcat News that your father in law has died. He will also ask for any
information about him.

You might contact Ed Pierce, 14 Valley View
Road, Yardville, NJ 08620-2633,
Phone (609)585-6315.

Mike Woldenberg:
geomike@buffalo.edu


MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 6/20/2006 10:07:24 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Norma, One more thing. I interpret what you wrote:

Rhineland General Order 40, War Dept. 1945

Central Europe General Order 40, War Dept.
1945.

Mike Woldenberg

Ken
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From: NH
Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 6/22/2006 8:56:56 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Norma,

I am also a Legacy Member of the 12th Armored Division Association and have a suggestion to locate those who may remember your father in law.

Using Windows XP, internet explorer, others such as Netscape may have this feature, access the association website, http://www.12tharmoreddivision.com/index.html on the left side click ROSTER click A, the screen will list all members whose last name begin with A.

On the top of your toolbar click edit, a pull down menu appears, click “Find On This Page” a small box appears, “Find What” in this box type in, 56-A, then click “Find Next”. This will locate all members, one click at time, in A-56. Although the unit designations are reversed they mean the same. You will have to do this for ever letter in the Roster alphabet. Tedious but worthwhile

Develop a list, write or call the member. I suggest you call first and follow with a letter. This list is not 100% accurate, because people move the phone company changes area codes etc.

Good luck and please feel free to ask me any questions.

Regards,

Ken