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Jon
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From: Minnesota
Registered: 7/19/2005
posted 7/19/2005 10:32:31 PM    Click here to view the profile for Jon  Click here to email Jon  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am doing family research and am looking for information on my great Uncle. Here is what I have found on him
Anton O. Brandvold
He entered the Service from Minnesota
He was part of the 12 Armored Division, 17th infantry battalion, Company A
He was killed in Action on Wednesday, January 17th, 1945
I would like any Information that you may have on him
thanks Jon
My Email is Jon_82_01@yahoo.com

Ken
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From: NH
Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 7/21/2005 10:12:45 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Jon,
Ken Klinedienst eMailed your BD message re your uncle to me. Your info on
Anton matches what I have. In addition my record shows he was from Chakio MN.
Also, in 1999 I saw Anton's grave at the U.S. Military Cemetery at
Epinal, France. My grandson placed a small American flag on it and we took a photo.
I have nothing else but asked our 17th Unit Rep Bill Funke to put Anton's
name in the 12th Armored monthly Hellcat News.

F. George Hatt, Jr., veteran of Co.A
17th Armored Infantry Battalion
12th Armored Division


Bob Stanton
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From: Seminole, FL
Registered: 8/10/2005
posted 8/10/2005 4:15:14 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Stanton  Click here to email Bob Stanton  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Jon,

I buddied around with Anton Brandvold when we were in England. He was a very nice fellow. One time, we sneaked out of camp using faked passes and went to a small town for beer and meat pies. On the way back to camp on a double-decker bus, we saw the officer whose name we signed on the passes! We made ourselves very inconspicuous until he got off.

I did not see him while we were in combat,but heard that an 88 shell came in an open window and killed im instantly.

Regards,

Bob