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posted 7/4/2017 5:11:44 PM  Reply w/Quote
My Grandfather was also part of 119th Engineer Battalion Co C. Just curious if any information has been found on these men listed as possibly living? I would also like to know if they are familiar with my grandfather.

Bob Scherer
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posted 7/5/2017 10:20:57 AM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello! I know of one C/119 veteran in the association. Please send me your contact information and I will put you in touch with the unit representative of the 119th and provide you other information. What was your grandfather's name?
Bob Scherer 12th ADA historian

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posted 7/5/2017 3:14:43 PM  Reply w/Quote
Thank you!
My Grandfather was Elmer L Hudspeth
My name is Danyel Hudspeth Mihalco
My cell (636) 734-2332


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posted 7/5/2017 4:14:03 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Harry Dhans, archivist at 12th AD Museum
I have found his enlistment record.
Also a Gene Hudspeth messaged in Aug 2009
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth410273/hits/?q=Hudspeth

this will get you to the story. Under Books and Written Experience find Harvester Battalion.

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posted 7/5/2017 4:17:48 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
We had a Legacy member in last week. Related to Horace Smith. from 119th "C"

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posted 7/5/2017 6:42:02 PM  Reply w/Quote
Yes, he was my uncle. He has since passed and I have no idea whether or not he ever got any response from that in the Hellcat news.

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posted 7/5/2017 6:53:30 PM  Reply w/Quote
I do not see Harvester Batallion, just Harvester World?

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posted 7/8/2017 5:56:52 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I think there is some confusion.

119th Armored Engineer Battallion

134th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
This battalion was originally composed of
men who had been employed by International
Harvester. They were presumably very apt mechanics and took care of tanks, half tracks and other vehicles.

The engineers (119th) put up bridges and probably worked to defuse explosives, etc. They also served as combat troops in a pinch.

The original question was about the 119th.

Mike Woldenberg


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posted 7/9/2017 1:01:34 PM  Reply w/Quote
my mistake. happens when working on 10 at once!