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Thekuse
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From: Standish ,MI
Registered: 2/6/2012
posted 2/6/2012 10:40:29 PM    Click here to view the profile for Thekuse  Click here to email Thekuse  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I would like to know if anyone knows or has information regarding my grandfather Albert G. Rossen. He was in the "D" company in the 43rd tank battlion and he was a Staff Sargent, that's all I know. If someone knows more about him, I would love to hear it. He passed away before I really knew him and I feel that searching his name and finding more about him makes me closer to him.
Thanks, Elliot

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 2/8/2012 6:31:14 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Elliot, Your grandfather, Albert G. Rossen
is not mentioned in the text of the UNIT HISTORY OF THE 43D TANK BATTALION. (See BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left side of this page). I have checked twice and he is not in the Rosters in that book. I could not find him in the
(INCOMPLETE) roster of the 17,000 members.
(See the left side column on this page).

On the other hand, he was once a MEMBER of the 12th Armored Association. (See left side
and click on ASSOCIATION. I have no doubt that he was a member of the 12th Armored Division. Rosters are incomplete). This means that your family may
have collected old issues of the Hellcat News
and they are in someone's basement. If you
look in these, for the columns on the 43d
Tank Battalion, you can possibly learn something about him and his buddies. You can
also search the Hellcat News on line. See the
left column.

You should call the Unit Representative to the HELLCAT NEWS, Mark Ault.
765-453-8881. Mark is a veteran and may have known your grandfather, at the Annual Reunions.

Also, see the ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS on the left. Click on BATTALION to sort the interviews.

Good luck!

Mike Woldenberg



Thekuse
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posted 2/8/2012 7:37:19 AM    Click here to view the profile for Thekuse  Click here to email Thekuse  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you Mike, I appreciate you looking. Do you know where I could possibly get a copy of the 12th Armored Division Association 25th Anniversary 1947-1972 book? I was able to find him in he roster and it also has the 43rd battalion coat of arms, I have search the web and this is the only site that I could find anything about it. Thanks again.

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 2/8/2012 6:20:51 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Elliot, You found a roster that I had overlooked: The book on the 25th reunion
is the first one of the BOOKS AND WRITTEN
EXPERIENCES. (You know this, but someone
may read your post and want to know where
you found it). If you have access to a good
printer, you can print the pages from this
book. Alternatively, you can email the
President of the Museum and ask him the price
to making a copy at the Museum. Write

Dale Cartee either at

carteeda@xanadoo.com

or send him a letter at

12th Armored Division Museum
1289 N. 2nd St.
Abilene, Texas 79601


Mike

Thekuse
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posted 2/8/2012 9:12:13 PM    Click here to view the profile for Thekuse  Click here to email Thekuse  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
OK, thanks, disregard my new post. Thanks for everything. I really appreciate what you and the other member do to preserve history. Your help is greatly appreciated. Next time I have a question, I will deffinatly post it here. Thanks and god bless.
Thanks, Elliot