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Howard Yamaguchi Howard Yamaguchi from Traverse City, MI & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia wrote on March 7, 2018 at 02:26:
OK, Gunter, here's my entry as requested. BTW, you have my name registered incorrectly. My first name is HOWARD, not Harold! Please correct your member database. As you know, my father was a Nisei (Japanese-American) MIS (military intelligence service) linguist who served with the 5307th Composite Unit (provisional), AKA Merrill's Marauders, in Burma, then in China and then occupied Japan with the MIS. Listening to my father's occasional stories turned me into a WW2 and general history buff as a hobby; I pretty much retired from a career in civil engineering and related work.
Admin Reply by: Gunter 'Doc Snafu' Gillot
Thank You for your visit Howard.
ddaydaughter ddaydaughter from Bealeton, VA wrote on March 6, 2018 at 17:15:
Hi! I am Louise Doucette-Johnson from Virginia. My dad was Cpl Ernest P Doucette of Reading, MA and he was in the 293rd JASCO unit, part of the Army's 6th ESB on Omaha Beach and again in the Pacific Theater. I have a deep passion for the history of the Greatest Generation. Thank you for all the research and data you provide! It is greatly appreciated ♡
Admin Reply by: Gunter 'Doc Snafu' Gillot
Dear Louise, thank you for your visit and as soon as I am finished with the re-establishing of the entire site I will take your Dad's story over and give the man the honor he deserve.
Erwin Erwin from Dendermonde wrote on March 6, 2018 at 14:35:
Hello, I'm Erwin and interested in armored units and tank destroyer battalions during the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you for this great and interesting site full of useful information. Keep 'em rolling!
Admin Reply by: Gunter 'Doc Snafu' Gillot
Erwin, merci pour ce petit mot de ta part et je suis très content d'avoir fait ta connaissance sur le groupe. J'espère que nous ferons ensemble du bon travail.
Eddy Lamberty Eddy Lamberty from Grand-Halleux wrote on March 6, 2018 at 13:19:
I'm a 46 years old native of Grand-Halleux, village that stands in the Salm valley where the 82nd Airborne Division was in defensive positions on December 1944. Grand-halleux was liberated by the 504th PIR on Jan 07, 1945 and the east bank of the river was recaptured after January 15, 1945.
Admin Reply by: Gunter 'Doc Snafu' Gillot
Merci Eddy and thank for the splendid job you do to keep the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion in our Ardennes memories alive. Keep it rolling.
Walt's Daughter Walt's Daughter from Alger wrote on March 6, 2018 at 13:03:
Thank you for the exchange of knowledge over the years. Thank you for what you do.
Admin Reply by: Gunter 'Doc Snafu' Gillot
Marion ! what would be the Internet and the Military History of the Engineers without you. You are doing a masterful job and I am proud to count you into my friends.
2018-01 2018-01 from USA wrote on February 6, 2018 at 07:19:
I am researching WWII veterans as a part of local history here in my rural Minnesota county. I am currently trying to find any information on Lt Elmer D. Honkomp (ASN O-1313163). Lt Honkomp was Fox Co XO, 422 IR, 106 ID. He was captured 12/21/44 near Schonberg, Germany. (note that Schoenberg is not in Germany but in Belgium) and taken to Stalag IVB, then to Offlag64, and finally to Stalag IIIA. I know it’s a small chance, but if anyone knew Lt. Honkomp, I would be personally grateful if you would contact me.
Also, if anyone can point me to information on the 422nd, especially during the battle, Dec. 16-21 (other than this site), that would be most helpful. For example, an earlier post by another member states that he found his grandfather’s name on a roster of the 422nd. I would like to know where I could find this roster.
I would like to thank Gunter for maintaining this valuable web site and to all those who have posted and or contributed otherwise to this site.
Doc Snafu Doc Snafu from Francorchamps, Belgium wrote on January 16, 2018 at 00:11:
This is it ! Even Killroy was here but he forgot to put a message. Anyway this is turned on and ready to act.
Admin Reply by: Gunter 'Doc Snafu' Gillot
Dear Doc, I am proud to be you. When I see the job already done in the Internet and all the jobs done during the period 1980-1995 I am even a little more proud about. Keep this site growing as long as you can and maybe, one day, someone will send you an award for this splendid work.