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posted 1/22/2016 6:07:28 PM  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for information on my great uncle First Sergeant Fred Foster.

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posted 1/22/2016 6:08:18 PM  Reply w/Quote
He was from Forrest Hill West Virginia and i know he survived the war but other than that i dont know much about him

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posted 1/22/2016 6:09:26 PM  Reply w/Quote
Also the previous reply and this one are from the person who wrote the original post

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posted 1/22/2016 7:43:53 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
17th Armored Infantry.
Will see what else I can find tomorrow

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posted 1/22/2016 9:56:07 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, Fred Foster was in Company Co of the
17th Armored Infantry Battalion

As a first step, look to the left. See
BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES

Scroll down to the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion.
Read first: MOUNT UP- THE HISTORY OF COMPANY C.

This book will let you know what he and the men of
C-17 experienced.

Then read the other documents in the 17th section of
memoirs.

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posted 1/22/2016 9:57:50 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Typo:

I should have written: Company C
(Not Co C)

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posted 1/28/2016 4:24:29 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
HCN of June, 1944 has article saying he transferred to DIV HQ. He must have then gone to C 17th.
found grave site at Roles Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery death 1997.
enlistment on June 1, 1939.
let ME KNOW IF THIS SEEMS ACCURATE!
IF IT IS i WILL SEARCH FOR MILITARY HISTORY

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posted 1/29/2016 2:11:06 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
found him listed as wounded in action.
no details

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posted 2/5/2016 7:06:48 PM  Reply w/Quote
Yes, Fred was buried at Rose Chapel and he died in '97, thanks for the info man

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posted 2/11/2016 11:23:00 AM    Click here to view the profile for Thank All of you  Click here to email Thank All of you  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I have a lot of information of 17th A.I.B. Co. C. My grandfather (Sgt. Herman Ernspiker) honorably served in the same division as your uncle.

This site will help you to get a greater understanding of the War and the efforts of our greatest generation. I could email you a lot of the sources that I used to gather info to complete my grandfathers memoirs. The museum has copies of my Grandfather's memoirs that have yet to be posted on the site or I could just direct you to that as a source, I will warn you that once you start the research it WILL BECOME ADDICTIVE. I was so grateful for this site and the help from the staff that I made a contribution to the 12th Armored Museum. I would encourage you and your family members to do the same. We must preserve our history.
Just let me know.

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posted 2/25/2016 9:15:01 PM  Reply w/Quote
direct the sources to my email which is deathbeforedishonor02@yahoo.com if you can

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posted 3/4/2016 2:30:10 PM    Click here to view the profile for Thank All of you  Click here to email Thank All of you  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Go to "Books and Written experiences" scroll down to 17th co. open Herman Ernspiker story. Towards the end you will see a pictorial of books I used in the research to complete my grandfathers story. If you go to page 16 there is a picture of the 17th in Wasseral Germany. Hopefully you can enlarge and find your uncle.