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posted 5/22/2007 11:12:32 AM  Reply w/Quote
just looking for any information on my grandfather, i never knew him. I would love to try and put something together for my dad for fathers day. I have heard some story of him saving someone from a tank, just wondering if any truth.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 5/22/2007 2:01:04 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I am a Legacy Member of the 12th Armored Association. I think your best bet is to call or email
the Unit Representative, Bill Funke,
970 482 0255. email: fwilliam46@msn.com
Bill can put you in touch with veterans who may have known your grandfather. He can also put an announcement in
the Hellcat News, but this will take perhaps 2 months.

I suggest you look at the left column and click on Books and written Experiences. There are two items at least that
are about the 17th.

Ken K Legacy Member
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posted 5/26/2007 12:30:58 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ken K Legacy Member  Click here to email Ken K Legacy Member  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
If you cut and paste this web page, you will see your grandfather's enlistment record.

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=4&cat=WR26&tf=F&sc=19685,19709,19686,19687,19688,19753,19696,19698&bc=sl,fd&txt_19709=kapelke&op_19709=0&nfo_19709=V,24,1900&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=3115672&rlst=3115672,6462678,6493800,6498714

More Later
Ken