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Rip R Hodsons Son
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Member # 186

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From: Kentucky
Registered: 12/14/2006
posted 12/14/2006 11:30:42 PM    Click here to view the profile for Rip R Hodsons Son  Click here to email Rip R Hodsons Son  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am the son of Rip Hodson (also called rockie) who served as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division. My dad is now 86 years old and I'm trying to locate anyone who served with him in Europe. If you have any information for me please reply.

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 12/15/2006 5:20:46 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Son of Rip Hodson,

I am a legacy member of the Association. The current roster, published in 2003, lists 30 men, most or all of whom were in company A of the 714th Tank Battalion. I could send you a copy. Also, you should contact the current President of the Association, John Critzas (A-714). His email address is

the12tharmored@aol.com

Also, contact the Unit Representative, Shannon Hardison

hpaero1@aol.com

Shannon can put an announcement in the
Hellcat News. Finally, there will be
a reunion in Covington Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be early in September. I will forward my email
address in case you want to request a copy of the Roster of the 714 D.

geomike@buffalo.edu

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 12/15/2006 5:24:34 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Mr. Hodson,

I just discovered that your father was a member of the 12th Armored Association when the 2003 Roster was produced. If you have a
copy of that Roster, you will find the addresses you need. If it is missing, I can
send you a copy.

Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu

Rip R Hodsons Son
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Member # 186

Posts: 2
From: Kentucky
Registered: 12/14/2006
posted 12/15/2006 9:40:25 PM    Click here to view the profile for Rip R Hodsons Son  Click here to email Rip R Hodsons Son  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your posts on my dad. I would like a copy of the roster and any other place I might look to discover pictures or information on my dad's service. My son had located a picture of my dad sitting under a truck on a break but I have lost the internet location of that picture. Does anyone know its location?
Roy