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sturmreg
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posted 10/30/2016 6:22:34 PM    Click here to view the profile for sturmreg  Click here to email sturmreg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
sir, hi i just picked up a grouping from a 2nd lt. guy s. segatti. he was with the 66th inf batt. 12th armor div # 0-1018193 i have 2 tags but i also have 2 more tags #33177869 both have t-42 dates and same adss. for n.o.k. the 1 doc i have is from the 4th conv. hospital apo 250 u.s. army 19 oct.1944 for the purple heart ,wounds in action 13 oct. 1944 i have a set of tanker jacket and pants some hats and off. dress with insg. can you help with any info was he a tanker or inf. ? thanks mark

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 10/31/2016 1:44:46 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I have to be certain of Segatti's company within the 66th. However, if he was with the 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, it is likely that he was not a tanker. There were just a few tanks with an infantry battalion.Most of the tanks were in tank battalions. i will look into this.



MikeWoldenberg
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Hello, I have to be certain of Segatti's company within the 66th. However, if he was with the 66th Armored Infantry Battalion, it is likely that he was not a tanker. There were just a few tanks with an infantry battalion.Most of the tanks were in tank battalions. i will look into this.



harry dhans
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posted 10/31/2016 7:57:35 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Guido (Guy) Segatti S/N 33177869 3/26/42
Buried Saint Elizabeth Cemetery, Pen Argyl. PA.
Played baseball for the dIVISION TEAM AT cAMP BARKELEY in1943-4
Pictures of team in Portal of Texas History
Will see what else I can find tomorrow.
Harry, archivist at Museum






















harry dhans
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posted 10/31/2016 10:35:24 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
the o- dog tag is for an officer.
THE OTHER ONE WAS ISSUED at his enlistment before he became an officer.
the t-42 is the year that he got a tetanus shot

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/4/2016 10:00:48 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I just noticed that you have information that a soldier was
wounded in October, 1944. The 12th Armored was not involved in combat until December, I believe. Certainly not in October.

You also have Army Serial numbers. One of these begins with the letter O. This stands for Officer. The number follows.
I do not know if an enlisted man receives a new Army Serial
Number when he is promoted to be an officer. But all officers have the letter O before their number.



Bob Scherer
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posted 12/28/2016 10:01:52 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mark, Although Harry has located info that says that the guy who owned the dogtags played ball for the 12th, I wonder if he was in the 66th Armor and not Inf. The 66th Armor was part of the force that fought in Aachen from 2 - 21 Oct 44. That would mesh with his wounding date of 13 Oct as well at the tanker uniform. With the way Soldiers were moved about to fill holes in the ranks, he could have been in the 12th first and the 66th Armor later. Just a thought. Bob