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Robin
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Member # 379

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From: Birmingham. AL
Registered: 6/17/2009
posted 6/17/2009 4:42:07 PM    Click here to view the profile for Robin  Click here to email Robin  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My daddy, Robert Knowles, was in the 134th. He had a friend, KIA, only name I know is AL. Al was an orthodox jew. he was killed prior to the unit aarriving in Berlin. When they got to Berlin, their truck mechanic riggd a phonorgaph to the truck battery and in memory of AL they played Sophie Tucker's "My Yiddishe Mama" from Under de Linder to the Brandeberg Gate. The story was printed in the Stars and Stripes and many newspapers. Someone just sent me the letter from Sophie Tucker's estate. I would like to know if anyone remembers this or has a copy of the arictle from any paper. I am so proud of all of you, but sep. my daddy!

Many thanks for all you did.
Robin Knowles Miner

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 6/17/2009 9:37:36 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Robin, Until I read this, I had no idea that the
134th went to Berlin. I will follow that up with Ken
Klinedinst, the Unit Representative. I looked on the left
side of the screen and clicked on Killed in Action. The 134th did not have an Al listed. I note there are not many
Alberts or Alvins on the killed in action lists. If you
saw the last name, would you recognize it? There was an
Albert Kill who himself was killed in action; he was a member of the 119th. I can go through the whole listing
of KIA looking for Albert, Allen, Alvin, etc.

I wonder, by the way, whether Al ate Spam. I guess he bent the rules.



Originally posted by Robin:
My daddy, Robert Knowles, was in the 134th. He had a friend, KIA, only name I know is AL. Al was an orthodox jew. he was killed prior to the unit aarriving in Berlin. When they got to Berlin, their truck mechanic riggd a phonorgaph to the truck battery and in memory of AL they played Sophie Tucker's "My Yiddishe Mama" from Under de Linder to the Brandeberg Gate. The story was printed in the Stars and Stripes and many newspapers. Someone just sent me the letter from Sophie Tucker's estate. I would like to know if anyone remembers this or has a copy of the arictle from any paper. I am so proud of all of you, but sep. my daddy!

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg
Legacy Member

Many thanks for all you did.
Robin Knowles Miner