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Ralph McCollum Jr
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Member # 206

Posts: 2
From: Oklahoma City
Registered: 2/8/2007
posted 2/8/2007 3:16:59 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ralph McCollum Jr  Click here to email Ralph McCollum Jr  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have information or photos of Ralph??? I just got his discharge yesterday and found he was in the 495th. My parents were divorced when I was 8, and I know almost nothing of his service. Any infowould be greatly appreciated.
Ralph Sr. died 6 Mar 2002, and is buied in the Bushnell, FL National Cemetery.
Thank you,
Ralph McCollum Jr.

Ken
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From: NH
Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 2/9/2007 11:08:10 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Ralph,

I am a Legacy member of the 12th AD Association. Are you sure your dad was in the 495th ? What else is on his discharge papers? Do you have his separation [DD214] papers? Reason I ask, on our 17,000 Members list [left side of this website] when I searched I found one McCollum, different first name and was assigned to the 494th AFA. Please copy all the info you have an email it to me. I’ll try to help. Also contact the 495th AFA Unit Rep. (WW2 Vet) Ken Poucher 765-288-0057 he lives in IN .

Regards,

Ken


MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 2/10/2007 9:45:49 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Ralph, I had a hunch that an error was made in the 17,000 Members Roster. I found your father's name misspelled as

Ralph McCallum, Sr., 902 Star Street,
Akron, Ohio. Member of the 495th.

I advise you to follow Ken's suggestion and
contact Ken Poucher. You might also try his
email:

kenpoucher@comcast.net

Ken can put a notice in the Hellcat News.
If you want a copy of the Roster of the 495th, please contact me with your address:

geomike@buffalo.edu



Mike Woldenberg, Legacy Member


Ralph McCollum Jr
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Member # 206

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From: Oklahoma City
Registered: 2/8/2007
posted 2/10/2007 9:56:11 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ralph McCollum Jr  Click here to email Ralph McCollum Jr  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the information. I would like a roster of the 495th. Address is:
Ralph McCollum, 12313 Crystal Gardens Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Thanks again,
Ralph McCollum

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posted 2/26/2007 10:52:20 AM  Reply w/Quote
Ralph Go to book section and read about the 495 th . Also contact Clint Seitz 5035 s. Ridge dr, Cincinnati ohio 45224 for help BOB HOEWELER