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Waldrons daughter
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posted 11/4/2017 12:42:39 PM    Click here to view the profile for Waldrons daughter  Click here to email Waldrons daughter  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My brother and l are trying to find info regarding our Dad. The one thing we know is he loved to play the guitar for his friends. We would like to find where we can research specifics on his company and his contribution to the fight. Our dad didnt tell us much, so if anyone knew him or has information on how to find something it would be much appreciated.

Waldrons daughter
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posted 11/4/2017 12:50:33 PM    Click here to view the profile for Waldrons daughter  Click here to email Waldrons daughter  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Sorry you need more info. He was in 119th engineering battalion, Hellcats, company C. We know he had basic in Texas and was in France and Germany.

harry dhans
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posted 11/4/2017 4:39:34 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
about to leave until Tuesday! You can search on this site. 17000 man roster, Books ans Written experiences, 2713 division photos, oral histories and any others you would like to see. Just click on them in left-side column. Harry, archivist, 12th AD Museum

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/4/2017 4:44:23 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote

Hello, Please copy the following website address and paste it into Google. This will be
a page of the Hellcat News. A friend has written
a paragraph about your Dad. I could not find any
thing else in the way of stories in the Hellcat News.

Also, the companies within the 119th were assigned to different combat commands. I am guessing that your Dad was with Combat Command R. This means he would have been helping the 17th Armored Infantry and the 23rd
tank battalion and the 495th Armored Field Artillery. But I must confirm this before you
start reading their histories.

In the meantime, look to the left and scroll down to Oral History Videos. Click on the word Battalion at the top of the column. Now all the
battalions are grouped. On the first page you will
find the 119th. Click on Company C members.
Go on from there.

See also the Division Histories in BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES (to the left).

"I shall return..."

Mike W

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth410625/m1/8/zoom/?q=Waldron&resolution=4.016702158681765&lat=3811.378354118873&lon=1607.2748378376966

Waldrons daughter
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posted 11/4/2017 6:12:48 PM    Click here to view the profile for Waldrons daughter  Click here to email Waldrons daughter  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thx so much to all, Mike l tried to get info, but it said no info, if you could help me with that info, it would be great. I looked thru many pics but didnt see Dad. I am not very good at research, but will continue the search again thx for such quick replies

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/5/2017 8:33:23 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello again Judy, I am a little uncertain as to what happened when you received the "no information" notice. Take a look at my message that has the
website at the end. Use your mouse to copy the
whole two lines of the url, and paste the information into a new box in your search
engine. (i.e. Google). I did this exact process and I recovered the page. Please let me know how this works. I can still send it to you privately.
Mike

Waldrons daughter
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posted 11/5/2017 10:55:22 AM    Click here to view the profile for Waldrons daughter  Click here to email Waldrons daughter  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
MiKe, l did exactly that, even did it twice to make sure l copied all, still said no info. I would so appreciate it if you send to my email address. My brother is very anxious to have the info and l would love to be able to read it to him. I will also go in again and try it.
Email is judy16@cox.net
Thx

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/5/2017 11:40:21 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote

Try this and get back to me. If it does not work
I can try something else.

Mike

Hellcat News, (North Aurora, Ill.), Vol. 29, No. 3, Ed. 1, November 1975 Page: 8 of 12

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/5/2017 12:01:55 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Bob Scherer and are fairly certain that C Company of
the 119th was permanently assigned to Combat Command R, composed of the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion, the 23rd Tank Battalion and the 495th
Armored Field Artillery. Go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES. Find the 17th: Read first the articles
by George Hatt. Then the others of the 17th. The Engineers had to build bridges, clean up mines and explosives, etc. When losses to the 17th were high,
they were used as regular combat troops. This was done especially in Herrlisheim beginning about the 18th of January, 1945. We are trying to locate the monthly After Action Reports of the 119th which
will add to the story.