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sportsman
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posted 3/30/2015 2:31:20 PM    Click here to view the profile for sportsman  Click here to email sportsman  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I recently purchased a nazi flag with about 30 names on it. The name that stands out is Capt.John Edge with a note that he was KIA on 8 April 1945. I have found that he was a medical doctor with the 82nd armored medical battalion, Co.A, 12th armored division. Can anyone tell me about this flag or where Capt. Edge is buried? Also any information on where or how he died. Thank You!

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posted 3/30/2015 3:19:41 PM  Reply w/Quote
Email the unit representative of the 82nd AMB, Shelly Brown Reiss at, shelly@seanet.com. She can have your queries published in the Hellcat News.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 3/30/2015 8:13:34 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Look on the left column and click on BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES. Go to the 82nd
Medical Battalion

Find: Bernard Rice: RECOLLECTIONS OF A WORLD WAR II COMBAT MEDIC, PAGE 331

"April 8,1945, was a bad day for A Company, 82nd Medics. They set up a large canvas tent marked with red crosses on its top as a treatment facility. A Luftwaffe pilot strafed the tent, killing both Captain John E. Edge and his patient and wounding another medi- cal officer and four technicians."

Mike Woldenberg

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posted 4/2/2015 3:04:09 PM    Click here to view the profile for sportsman  Click here to email sportsman  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the help in understanding how to start my search. I will contact the 82nd AMB rep. and see what else I can find! I have a special place in my heart for combat medics as I was wounded 3 times in Vietnam and would not be here today if not for their caring and valor! Thank you again!

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/3/2015 2:24:47 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Sportsman, Thank you for what you did for us. The medics were very brave! Shelly,
the Unit Rep tells me that there were 4 medics
from the 82nd who were killed in action. I do not know how everything was organized.
There was the 82nd Armored Medical Battalion.
Then there were men either attached to or organic to the other battalions. I need to find out how this was all organized.

Mike Woldenberg