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posted 6/21/2016 4:08:17 PM  Reply w/Quote
Looking for info on Cpl John Marthaller. Have read the info on Triere and am wondering if Troop D are the Daring dogs mentioned in the story?

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posted 6/21/2016 8:57:40 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, According to William Finn's report on the 92nd,
a part of F Troop was attached to D Troop which he also called "Dog" Troop. I was unable to find John Marthaller in the other history of the 92nd Recon. Each Troop had a Roster in this report. I was unable to find Marshaller on the 17,000 Member Roster (see the left side). You can check to see if I made a mistake.

After Action Reports for the 92nd may mention his name, and also General Orders. These are held in the National Archives in College Park Maryland.

The 92nd Recon received a Presidential Unit Citation for their drive from Trier to Ludwigshafen of the Rhine. They did fantastic work. Read the two reports if you have not done so already.

Mike Woldenberg


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posted 6/22/2016 4:07:26 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
his enlistment record states 04/19/1945 for five years. said he was married. Also found burial record in River View Cemetery.in Portland, Oregan.
Having enlisted so late in war, we may not find much about him

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Thanks to both of you. The Marthaller buried in Portland is from another branch of the family.

That's the only information that I can find, his records are among the destroyed in the fire records in St Louis. The 92nd was the unit he was discharged from.

Again, thanks for your help.

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posted 6/24/2016 12:06:39 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
some of records that were said to be in the fire were out on loan. You might want to try again.

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posted 6/24/2016 12:16:41 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
ONLY OTHER ONE IS BURIED IN FAIRVIEW CEMETERY in Cheney, Washington

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posted 6/26/2016 4:17:11 PM  Reply w/Quote
Here is all the info I have, from his discharge papers.

Induction date: May 25, 1942
Entry into service: Ft Snelling,Minn
MOS and Number: Anti-aircraft Gun Crewman
Battles and Campaigns: Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ground Combat

Again, Thanks to all of you and Thank you 12th Armored Division; 1st time an Army has conquered the World and given it back. Greatest Generation for sure!

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posted 6/30/2016 12:35:13 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
LOT OF CONFUSION - DID/DOES HE HAVE A MIDDLE NAME OR INITIAL. MIGHT HELP NARROWING THE SEARCH.

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posted 7/1/2016 7:06:48 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I just realized that there are lists of men who won the Combat Infantryman's Badge in General Orders. This would begin in December 1944 and then in January 1945, and February, etc.
He certainly should turn up on one of these. You may find
these General Orders in the National Archives in College
Park, Maryland.

Mike