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Onward L. Gardner

Onward L. Gardner son of Mr Loyd D. Gardner and Mrs. Emma Gardner was born on the 5th of March 1916 in North Carolina. After the war broke out Onward enlisted the 24th of November of 1942 at Ft Bragg (NC). He was attached to the 324th U.S. Army Medical Corps and trained at Camp…

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James L. Huntley

James L. Huntley C Company, 394th IR Born James Lowell Huntley on 30 June 1925 in Bessemer Michigan. His childhood was spent during the Great Depression in Bessemer MI, enjoying the outdoors with his .22 rifle and helping around the farm with the animals. His mother and father barely scraped by to feed the family…

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James G. Ellis

Pfc James G Ellis, 393rd Infantry Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division. James son of Mr Paul B Ellis Sr and the late Jean Kennerly Ellis got killed during the first days of the Battle of the Bulge, December 17. He came from Greenwood South Carolina and had three brothers, two of which also served…

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Ralph R. Appleby

Entered the Service from: California Died in action: 16-Mar-45 Buried at: Plot F Row 11 Grave 49 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Ralph was older by ten to 12 years than most of his buddies, they called him “the old man”. A tall, husky, Canadian farm boy, who served, naturally,…

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Cecil R. Palmer

(The Following is the story as recorded by Cecil R. Palmer in December 2005. – Source: K. Palmer) My name is Cecil R. Palmer, and I am a veteran of WWII. I served with the 99th Infantry Division, 394th Infantry Regiment, Company F, of the United States Army, serving from December 3, 1942 until November…

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Bunker Regelbau 117a, near Hollerath

Regelbau 117a The Siegfried line consisted of many types of different bunkers, today one can still find traces of blown up bunkers, some still in pretty decent shape. The Regelbau 117a near Hollerath is such an example, below you can find some pictures from the inside and outside as can be seen today. Historical Hollerath…

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The Canteen Connection

In early 2012 a research trip to the Belgium Ardennes was organized. Three whole days of exploring the forest near the Belgium-German border proved to be a success. Traces of war were to be found everywhere, remains of a gasmask, blank German dog tag, US overcoat buttons, raincoat and lots of .50 shells. Nearly at…

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Army Specialized Training Program

The Army Specialized Training Program (“ASTP”) was established by the United States Army in December 1942 to identify, train and educate academically-talented enlisted men as a specialized corp of Army officers during World War II. Utilizing major colleges and universities across the country, the Army provided a four-year college education combined with specialized Army technical…

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Battle of the Bulge 70 years ago

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge – which began in Hellenthal-Hollerath at 05:30 on December 16, 1944, the Hollerath Tourism Association will inaugurate two new historical trails. The opening of …these trails will take place on 10th December 2014. There will be various exhibitions on the topic,…

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Cemeteries

  NAME ASN RANK REG STATE DOD PLOT ROW GRAVE CEMETERY ADKINS, Jesse E 35642387 Private First Class 393 West Virginia 15/Mar/45 D 5 28 HENRI-CHAPELLE ALCORNS, Hubert C 35660972 Private First Class 395 Ohio 1/Mar/45 E 2 31 HENRI-CHAPELLE ALEXANDER, Bernard G 20743743 Private First Class Iowa 22-dec-44 A 16 28 HENRI-CHAPELLE ALLEN, Carl…

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