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ashlieburgess
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From: Granbury, TX
Registered: 12/6/2009
posted 12/6/2009 6:33:35 PM    Click here to view the profile for ashlieburgess  Click here to email ashlieburgess  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello,

I am starting research on my Grandfather, Quentin M. Drunzer. All I know so far is that he served in the 66th Arm Inf Bat (which I found out through this website, thank you so much!). He is not able to remember very much and I would like to find out any information at all on his Battalion or him if anyone has anything. Thank you so much for any help or guidance you can give me!


MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 12/6/2009 9:54:46 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I have checked a book about company C-66, and your father was not in Company C in all probability.
Dear Ashlehk, It is a strange coincidence that your request for information is exactly the same as the message just below this relating to John W. Hudson.
The answer is just the same. So I copied it and am
pasting it here. Be sure and look at some videos from
members of the 66th. If your grandfather was with
the 66th in January of 1945 (i.e. he was not a replacement), then you should read: DEATH OF AN AMERICAN COMBAT COMMAND in the left column.

Please contact the Unit Representative to the Hellcat News,
George O'Bryan, (618) 282 6079,
geoo@htc.net
He can put a query in the Hellcat News.

Finally, check out the ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS for men who were in the 66th.

Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 12/6/2009 10:01:49 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Ashlie, I apologize for the typographical errors.
The corrected version is below.

Mike


Dear Ashlie,

It is a strange coincidence that your request for information is exactly the same as the message just below this relating to John W. Hudson.
The answer is just the same. So I copied it and am
pasting it here. Be sure and look at some videos from
members of the 66th. If your grandfather was with
the 66th in January of 1945 (i.e. he was not a replacement), then you should read: DEATH OF AN AMERICAN COMBAT COMMAND in the left column.


"Hello, I have checked a book about company C-66, and your father was not in Company C in all probability.
Please contact the Unit Representative to the Hellcat News,
George O'Bryan, (618) 282 6079,
geoo@htc.net
He can put a query in the Hellcat News.

Finally, check out the ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS for men who were in the 66th. "

Mike Woldenberg

ashlieburgess
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Posts: 5
From: Granbury, TX
Registered: 12/6/2009
posted 12/7/2009 3:08:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for ashlieburgess  Click here to email ashlieburgess  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Thank you for your quick response I have printed out the response an dwill use your suggestions to further my research. I have also responded to the post below mine as you are correct it is similar to mine! I really appreciate any help you can and have given. The website is amazing and it really helps me understand what my Grandfather went through and how amazing the troops were and are!

Ashlie

Ken K Legacy
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From: NH
Registered: 11/27/2009
posted 12/9/2009 6:07:09 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken K Legacy   Click here to email Ken K Legacy   edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
To All

Look for a DD-214 form in your loved-ones papers. This is a mini resume of their service. Have they ever been to the Vet Admin? Check the VA for their records.

Ram
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From: California
Registered: 12/2/2009
posted 12/24/2009 10:23:18 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ram  Click here to email Ram  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike and Ken, my problem is the DD214 does not have all the information. It has where he enlisted and was assigned. It does not have tour of duty info. National Archives is missing info on many WWII Vets and unfortunately for me, my father has passed. He spoke very little about his tour of duty to me. I do know he was wounded in Germany in 45. I just happened to find his name listed here.

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posted 6/6/2011 2:40:27 PM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by ashlieburgess:
Hello,
Your grandfather and I were in the same squad and the best of friends. If we ever had a week-end pass,we would usually go to town together.After the war I lost contact with him.
I am starting research on my Grandfather, Quentin M. Drunzer. All I know so far is that he served in the 66th Arm Inf Bat (which I found out through this website, thank you so much!). He is not able to remember very much and I would like to find out any information at all on his Battalion or him if anyone has anything. Thank you so much for any help or guidance you can give me!