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NickK
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From: Baltimore
Registered: 2/15/2010
posted 2/15/2010 11:46:52 PM    Click here to view the profile for NickK  Click here to email NickK  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
It is with sad regret my grandfather Dave Laffal passed January 28, 2010. attached is a portion of the obituary:

LAFFAL LEON D LAFFAL Leon David Laffal (Dave) Major U.S. Army Retired, was born October 30, 1917 in New York City. He passed in his sleep on January 28, 2010 after suffering a stroke. Mr. Laffal served in the Korean War with the 40th Infantry Division and in World War II with the 12th Armored Division. While serving in the Army he received: the Bronze Star Medal and 2 Army Commendation Medals. He served in the Army faithfully for 20 years.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=leon-d-laffal&pid=139436632

If there are any 12th Armored veterans or families in the Washington D.C. area that would like to attend the service:
Tuesday May 25 at 1 p.m. a funeral with full military honors will be held at The Fort Myer Chapel on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

I have compiled a large amount of photographs from WW2 that Dave took and other photographs he collected as well
If the museum is interested please contact me. I have scanned the photographs, and retouched and repaired them professionally.

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 2/17/2010 2:31:03 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Nick, I am sorry to hear of your grandfather's death. I have contacted people at the Museum for you, and also
Bill Hardin who is the Unit Rep to the Hellcat News.

Check your email for details.

Mike Woldenberg