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posted 10/27/2017 2:05:20 AM  Reply w/Quote
Hello. I just found out, that without knowing it, bought a mess kit from a Sgt in the 134th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. A George E. Copp. Actually found a picture of him, but very little else on him or the unit.

Might you have any info on them?


Can reach me at Seanbmarcum@gmail.com

harry dhans
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posted 10/27/2017 2:43:50 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
was it actually him that you bought it from? Info I found was that he died in April 16, 1992. Was he from Maine or Texas or elsewhere?
the 134th was also known as the "Harvester Battalion" because it started out with men from International Harvester Company. they were very active in the war. You can learn more by looking in Books&Written experiences, 2713 pictures, oral histories on this site

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posted 10/27/2017 8:17:00 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
At the top, see the memoir by Hartwig. He was one of the very first men to go into one of the Landsberg
Concentration Camps. (Camp IV), in Hurlach. By the way, this was the camp that was depicted in the movie, BAND OF BROTHERS. (These paratroopers arrived a day later). There are other eyewitness accounts I can dig up for you. Near the bottom of the list of BOOKS you can find a newsletter from the
International Harvester Company. Mike