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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.

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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.

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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.


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