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Sam Boranian
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Member # 326

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From: Calif.
Registered: 9/17/2008
posted 9/17/2008 1:36:21 AM    Click here to view the profile for Sam Boranian  Click here to email Sam Boranian  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My name is Sam Boranian,My father was Mike Boranian who was in the 44th T.B..I remember as a child my father would read a book about the 44th,I remember him reading about how he spotted a jap blimp.My father was proud of the 44th and the men he served.If anyone remembers my father or knows where I could fine that book so I could read it to my children.
Thank you sincerely for your valuable time.God Bless
Sam Boranian
626-203-7516
700 N. Alabama St.
San Gabriel, California
91775

Ken K Legacy Member
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Member # 214

Posts: 57
From: NH
Registered: 3/29/2007
posted 9/21/2008 6:39:23 AM    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
Hi Sam,

I am the VP of the 12th Armored Division Association, and a Legacy Member, sometimes called Second Generation.

I refer to the 44th TB as our orphan battalion; they trained with the 12th in the States, but was, sent to the PTO. At the end of the war the 12th ADA was formed, a monthly newspaper, the “Hellcat News” was published. As the association grew the HCN [Hellcat News] was organized by battalions, the 44th participated in the HCN until 2005 or 2006.

Based on your question I did a Google search on the 44th it had many “hits” one of which yelled this, 44TH TANK BATTALION ASSOCIATION, PO BOX 1262, DECATUR, AL. 35602-1262. I have heard they formed their own association and have reunions, but I have had no connect with any member. Caution, the 44th may still be an active, or at least active into the 1980’s since there are references to it in my Google search.

Please search this site under the Tab 2713 division photos, there are 40 pages photos many unlabeled, but if you remember what your dad looked like, or have a picture of him in uniform you may find him. Also check another site we have, http://www.12tharmoreddivision.com/ it has association members listed under “rosters” these are by last name, but if you search under 44th you may find a living veteran or their spouse. At the same time connect our museum, number is on this site, they may be able with your question about the book.

Please feel free to email me directly with your questions.

Regards,

Ken


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posted 2/13/2014 9:15:47 PM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Sam Boranian:
My name is Sam Boranian,My father was Mike Boranian who was in the 44th T.B..I remember as a child my father would read a book about the 44th,I remember him reading about how he spotted a jap blimp.My father was proud of the 44th and the men he served.If anyone remembers my father or knows where I could fine that book so I could read it to my children.
Thank you sincerely for your valuable time.God Bless
Sam Boranian
626-203-7516
700 N. Alabama St.
San Gabriel, California
91775


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posted 6/26/2014 1:10:50 AM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Sam Boranian:
My name is Sam Boranian,My father was Mike Boranian who was in the 44th T.B..I remember as a child my father would read a book about the 44th,I remember him reading about how he spotted a jap blimp.My father was proud of the 44th and the men he served.If anyone remembers my father or knows where I could fine that book so I could read it to my children.
Thank you sincerely for your valuable time.God Bless
Sam Boranian
626-203-7516
700 N. Alabama St.
San Gabriel, California
91775