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kilel
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From: Dyer, NV
Registered: 3/25/2009
posted 3/25/2009 2:35:06 PM    Click here to view the profile for kilel  Click here to email kilel  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for information on my deceased father's military service. I know he served in the 12th Armored Division, and I think he was in the 66th AIB. He never would talk about his experience, and I would like to know about it.

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 3/27/2009 10:03:17 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Kilel, Your father was in the 3d platoon, Company C, 66th Armored Infantry Battalion. This Company suffered
terrible casualties in the Battle of Herrlisheim, in January
of 1945. A book is available from the 12th Armored
Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. The book is
entitled: C-66. Author is Weston Lewis Emery. Part of the
book is reproduced on this website. Look in the left hand
column: BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES.

Your father was a rifleman.
Your father is pictured on page 289, and 354. He is on a
roster on page 417. Finally, on page 485 he is mentioned
as one of a few men who did not miss a day of duty from
Dec. 7, 1944 until May 8, 1945. This means he was healthy during that period. He must have been extremely
lucky. There are people alive who may have known your
father. If you want to pursue this further, contact me:

geomike@buffalo.edu