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posted 2/29/2020 6:36:04 PM  Reply w/Quote
My father was with the 3rd Infantry during ww2. At the end of the war he was transferred to the 23rd Tank Bn of the 12th Armored Division. I am not sure if he was transferred in Europe or state side but I wanted to see if he was on the roster. His discharge has the 12th Armored as his unit at discharge.


Thank you for any help you can give me.
Tracy Wiant

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posted 2/29/2020 6:37:35 PM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Guest:
My father was with the 3rd Infantry during ww2. At the end of the war he was transferred to the 23rd Tank Bn of the 12th Armored Division. I am not sure if he was transferred in Europe or state side but I wanted to see if he was on the roster. His discharge has the 12th Armored as his unit at discharge.

His name is Jerry L. Wiant


Thank you for any help you can give me.
Tracy Wiant


Bob Scherer
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posted 2/29/2020 8:42:09 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Tracey,
I did not find your father's name on the roster. Go back to the Message Board on the 12th AD Museum site and scroll down four headings. You will see "17,000 Members". That's our roster. It was designed to have anyone who served even one day in the Division listed on it. We know it is missing many men. I searched our Hellcat News publication archives and our digitized scrapbooks for your dad's name but he wasn't able to find him. He most likely was assigned to the 12th in Europe. After the war Soldiers were demobilized based on a points system. Men with higher points were discharged earlier. What happened was men with higher points were transferred into a division that was scheduled to be sent home and deactivated and men with lower points were transferred into a division that was staying for a while. That's probably how your dad wound up in the 23rd Tank Battalion. My email is rwscherer@verizon.net. If you send me your email I can provide you more information on the process and connect you with the Unit Representative of the 23rd. He may be able to provide you more information and can put a notice in our monthly publication to see if any veterans recall your dad. I wish you luck in your search for your father's story.
Bob Scherer
12th AD Assn Historian

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posted 3/12/2020 3:18:19 PM  Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your help. That process is pretty much how my dad explained it too. I am not sure how long he was with the 12th before coming home.

Thank you

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posted 3/12/2020 3:22:59 PM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Guest:
Thank you for your help. That process is pretty much how my dad explained it too. I am not sure how long he was with the 12th before coming home. My email is bull1315x@yahoo.com

Thank you
Tracy



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posted 5/3/2020 4:39:22 AM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Guest:
Thank you for your help. That process is pretty much how my dad explained it too. I am not sure how long he was with the 12th before coming home. My email is bull1315x@yahoo.com

Thank you
Tracy