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Author Topic:  Leon E. Zitske C-66 Division
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posted 10/26/2011 9:28:22 PM    Click here to view the profile for JULEE  Click here to email JULEE  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
It is with a heavy heart, I would like to notify everyone that my Grandfather, Leon E. Zitske passed away on Oct. 7, 2011. He entered the U.S. Army serving from October of 1942 to November of 1945 in the 12th Armored Division which fought in France and Germany during World War II. Leon was wounded in January of 1945 and taken prisoner in Germany with 48 of his C Company buddies. He received numerous commendations, most importantly the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters.
He will be greatly missed, just wanted to share this info with you all.

Julee A. Knapp

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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 10/30/2011 9:44:32 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Julee, I am very sorry to read of your grandfather's death. I will inform Bill Vosseler who is temporarily taking the Unit Representative duties. He will
place an obituary on the IN MEMORIAM
page of the Hellcat News.


Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg