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penguinsjdv
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From: florida
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posted 12/2/2012 1:27:28 AM    Click here to view the profile for penguinsjdv  Click here to email penguinsjdv  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
His name was James Milson Thompson
12th armored division tech 4
Dob 07-18-22 dod 12-26-1985

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/2/2012 7:51:11 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello James, Do you know which battalion
your great grandfather was in? If you have
any of his papers from the Army, it will
tell you. Our Rosters are incomplete, and
although there are many Thompsons, I can not
find his name. Once we know his battalion,
we may find out more about what he did, and
where and when he fought with the Division. Battalions are given numbers and also a name
that indicates what they did. For instance, there are tank battalions, armored infantry
battalions, Reconnaissance Battalion, artillery battalions, and others.
I will check a few more battalion memoirs
to see if I can dig up information.

Mike Woldenberg

penguinsjdv
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posted 12/4/2012 1:03:15 AM    Click here to view the profile for penguinsjdv  Click here to email penguinsjdv  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
He was part of the hellcats he drove tanks that's all I know to be honest

harry dhans
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posted 8/28/2013 12:54:07 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
what state was he born in, enlisted in and buried. this may help to locate his records.