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12th Armored Division >> General Discussion >> anyone remember Robert L Cook,Pottersville Missouri, 23rd tank bet. KIA April 10, 1945
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jcookmo
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posted 4/7/2011 9:29:41 PM    Click here to view the profile for jcookmo  Click here to email jcookmo  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I would like to know where and how my uncle Robert Cook was killed. I was born March 22 1944 and have a picture of me and him just prior to him shipping out for england is September 1944. He and my Uncle Melvin Cook met in Germany in late March just prior to crossing the Rhine. None of my family wanted to talk of Uncle Bob's death including my Uncle Melvin who is now deceased. Any help would be appreciated. I am the only relative to visit his grave in St. Avold France Loraine Cemetery.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/17/2011 6:54:07 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, Sorry for the delay in answering this. As to the location of the 23d on
the day that your uncle died: click at
BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left.
Find the HISTORY OF THE 23D TANK BATTALION.
(approximate title). On pages between 64 to 68 you will find a map with dates of the
location of the Battalion, and also some
discussion. To find more about the battalion, read CROSSING THE ZORN, a new
book about the Battle of Herrlisheim in January. (buy on web or from the Museum).
Also, read DEATH OF AN AMERICAN COMBAT COMMAND on the left column. (also about
Herrlisheim). You should contact the Unit
Rep of the 23d, who can place an announcement in the HELLCAT NEWS.
Geoff Lackey: lackey@charter.net
(he is a younger Legacy member).
Finally, try Jim Francis, Historian:
jimfrancis18@sbcglobal.net

Also, go to Oral History Videos, on the left, and look for men from the 23d, Co. C.

Goog luck, Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/18/2011 6:35:58 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I would like to add: On page 2 of the
A HISTORY OF THE 23D TANK BATTALION,
you can see that the 23d was part of
Combat Command R. On the map, on page 66
you can see the route of Combat Command R.
On April 10, they were in Reusch, I believe.
(Hard to read). Mike Woldenberg

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posted 4/21/2011 2:39:33 PM  Reply w/Quote
I am Peggy Anne Vosseler, Reunion Chair for the Association's annual gathering in August. Our reunion this year is dedicated to the KIA of the 12th. I am preparing a video photostory of those, like your uncle, who gave their lives in the service of their country.

If you are able to scan the photo of you with your uncle and send to sixtysixthaibn@yahoo.com, I would love to include it.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 5/29/2011 5:07:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I have discovered that the Memoir:" World War II
Experiences of Carl J Lyons" has a detailed description
of the fighting in Reusch on April 10. While Lyons was
with the 17th AIB, I am guessing that they were supported
that day by the 23d Tank Battalion. You can find this memoir this website. Click on BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES. Scroll down near the bottom.

Mike Woldenberg

James Lindsey
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posted 6/16/2011 1:09:14 AM    Click here to view the profile for James Lindsey  Click here to email James Lindsey  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My uncle was killed in action April 10, 1945 in the town of Reusch, Germany, his IDPF file list only three Americans that was disinterred in the civilan cemetery, two that is listed from the 17 AIB, and Stygar listed from the 23rd tank. Hope this will help some.

James Lindsey