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Nicholas Ceriani
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Member # 515

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From: Fairless Hills
Registered: 1/11/2010
posted 1/11/2010 10:28:37 PM    Click here to view the profile for Nicholas Ceriani  Click here to email Nicholas Ceriani  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello my name is Nick. I was doing a search on Google of my Grandfather who passed away 6-7 years ago. This website came up. We were a very close family and i seen him everday of my life for 20 years untill he passed. He was a very great man and extremely patriotic. He was proud to fly his Flag. He died of Cancer and was in the hospital for 2 months and i visited him everyday. When we decided to stop life support and let him pass because he was suffering and didnt want to go through it anymore he still lived for 24 hours without it. He was a very tough man. The toughest guy i have ever met in my life. Before he passed away he was talking to a guy named Charlie i believe who was not there but he was looking next to him as he spoke. My Dad said it was one of his best friends in the war and that Charlie passed away in the war. If anyone has any information of my Grandfather Raymond A Ceriani or the man Charlie please let me know. Or if theres anything i can find or read or pictures on this website. Thank you for your duty and what you did for our Country it is greatly appreciated. God Bless.

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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 1/12/2010 10:30:28 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Nick, Your story of how your grandfather remembered Charlie as he was
dying, touched my heart. I looked on the
left side of this page and found the
list of 17,000 MEMBERS. Your grandfather was with the 495th Field Artillery. I also
looked up the KILLED IN ACTION. The only
Charles from the 495th on that list was
Charles C. Hancock. According to the
17,000 Members list, he was from Kokomo Indiana (1810 Cortland Ave.)The Battery
(Company) for your grandfather and for Charlie was not listed.

I suggest you go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left side, and scroll
down to the book written by Clinton Seitz
on the History of the 495th. There should
be something there of interest. Also, read
what you can about Herrlisheim, to give you
an idea of a very tough battle.

Contact Ken Poucher, 765 288 0057

He is the representative to the Hellcat News. Also, ask him to put you in touch
with Clinton Seitz, who is the historian for
the 495th.

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg