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scott spears
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From: lake city, fl
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posted 12/1/2009 1:57:18 PM    Click here to view the profile for scott spears  Click here to email scott spears  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My grandfathers name was Earl Spears, he was in the 119th Armd. Eng. Bat. Co. A. 12th Armd. Div. I am looking to find out which battles or campaigns he might have been in, that I can look up and read more about. If anybody has any information or know where I can go and look, could you please let me know. e-mail is spearss2@gmail.com. Thank you very much Scott.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/1/2009 6:14:30 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Scott, I suggest that you contact Gene Curry
hellcatww2@yahoo.com (541) 962 0238
Gene is a veteran.

Also contact Mary Anne Delker, the
unit Representative to the Hellcat News. She can ask
veterans who knew your grandfather to contact you.
mdelker@att.net (636) 928 5391

I suggest that you look in the left column for videos
by Buzzard, Curry, Kohr, Salisbury, Tervay.

The first few books on the Division History will have
scattered articles. (see on left: BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES).

scott spears
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posted 12/5/2009 11:23:53 AM    Click here to view the profile for scott spears  Click here to email scott spears  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mike, thankyou for the information.

Ken K Legacy
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posted 12/9/2009 6:31:07 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken K Legacy   Click here to email Ken K Legacy   edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
The difficult part of the 119th is, each Company in the 12th had men from the 119th attached to it. So if Spears was in A /119 he could have been attached to C/66. This drives the answer to the question to a broader view of the 12th's battle history. The researcher must accept these battles as the answer to the question. It is conceivable, 10 men from 119th were assigned to C/66 on Jan 10, 1945 but reassigned to B/66 on Jan 14, 1945.

From http://www.12tharmoredmuseum.com/battles.asp this list generally answers the question

Regards,

Ken


Tommy Vantilburg Jr
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posted 1/15/2011 12:42:35 PM    Click here to view the profile for Tommy Vantilburg Jr  Click here to email Tommy Vantilburg Jr  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I as well was looking for any imformation on my granfather Tec 4 Harry N Vantilburg . He died in 1954 . So i never got to meet him or dont know much of him . I know he was a part of Co A 119th Armored Engineers . I wish to find some pictures or something on the battles they might have been in . Thank ya !!