Infantry Division Association
Harry J. Malony
94th Infantry Division
9/15/1942 - 5/21/1945
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|From: "James Becker" CLIK here to
Subject: Robert A. Becker
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004
My father, Robert A. Becker ( 376th Inf. Co. C) passed on January 19th 1985.
From: chris boyer CLIK here to email me
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004
My name is Chris Boyer. My Grandfather, William M. Currier, died on December 23, 1988.
Recently, I was looking on the 94th
Infantry's website and noticed he was not included on the TAPS section.
I would like to have his memory included if possible. He wrote part of
the paragraph below which I believe was included in the yearbook from the
94th's reunion in Baltimore in the 1980's. Thank you for your consideration.
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004
From: "Eric Hendrix"
My father, Arthur Edward Hendrix of Greensboro, NC died 6/30/2004. Arthur was a member of the 94th Infantry Division. He was in Company B of the 301st Infantry. While in live fire training with hand grenades at Camp McCain in Mississippi a live grenade was accidentally tossed into the trench he occupied with 5 other men. My father reached down and picked up the grenade and attempted to throw it out of the trench. Just as it was leaving his hand it exploded taking off his right hand. His quick thinking saved his life and the lives of the other 5 men in the trench. Arthur was awarded the Soldiers Medal for Valor for his actions that day. The other 5 men in the trench at the time were as follows: Cpl. Austin Di Siverio, Harrisonburg, PA; T/4 Crum Bates, Honoraville, ALA; PFC James I. DiBartolo, Canton, OH; PFC Omer A. Eggeman, Seymour, IND and PVT Armen B. Tookmanian, Cleveland, OH.
enlisted on 8/23/43 and was discharged on 11/2/44 with the rank of Staff
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Subject: Sargent Arthur J. Fernandez, Sr.
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004
Be it known that on 18 Feb 2004 Sargent Arthur J. Fernandez, Sr., 38490176, Company B 302d Infantry, U.S. Army, passed away in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born 23 Dec 1907.
served in many combat missions with the 94 Division including the Battle
of the Bulge. He is recognized in the New Orleans WWII memorial by a
brick in the floor of the memorial. He was laid to rest in Garden of
Memories in a New Orleans area graveyard.
Fri, 4 Jun 2004
From: LeAnn Hale CLIK here to email me
Subject: Gaston Stanford Hale
My father was in G Company, 301st Division,
94 Infantry (I may have the labels wrong).
How can I stay in touch with this organization?
N. LeAnn Hale
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Subject:Henry Derwood Goode
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004
Henry Derwood Goode a member of the 94th Div, 301st Infantry Company C passed away in 2000. He was laid to rest in our family cemetery with his wife in Union Springs Georgia. Henry was a long time resident of Eufaula, Alabama where he owned and operated a successful printing business until his retirement. He was beloved by all who knew him and was very proud of his affiliation with the 94th, reading fondly ATTACK and wearing his patch on his fishing hat, which he did just about every other day. Henry’s service to the 94th began at Fort Benning and included being a prisoner of war and the recipient of the Good Conduct medal and Combat Infantry Badge. He did not talk much about his time over there and of his service this is all I know, except to say although he held no high rank or bragged of heroic deeds, he was an extraordinary man that held the high ideals of his Christian faith in the most difficult of circumstances.
Henry’s family included his loving wife Francis, his 2 children and their spouses Hank and Diana Goode and Patricia and Steve Lopez, and myself, his grandson.
would sincerely appreciate it if you could post his passing along
side other members of the 94th so he may take his place among these
other fine men.
David J. Lopez
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Subject: Raymond P. Ungermah
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004
Hello, My father Raymond P. Ungermah
from Bloomfield, N.J. passed away November 5, 2003. He was 82. He was a
proud member of the 94th Infantry Div. N.J. Chapter. He was also very proud
of the many honors he was awarded, some of which are the Purple Heart,
Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Medal. If anyone has any memories
of him, my family would love to hear from you.
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Subject: Sherman Richardson
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003
Sherman Richardson of Co M 301 Inf Passed away December 15,2003. He is survived by wife of 63yrs Juanita, daughter Sue, sonDon and seven grandchildren and one great grandson.
Fri, 8 Aug 2003
From: "Linda Kay Ross Cottle" email@example.com
Subject: Sgt. Charles E Ross
I just found your website and wished to have my father included on your taps listing. He passed away Feb 1996. He is survived by my mother, Dorothy, my sister Faye Hamilton and myself, Linda Kay Ross Cottle, as well as three grandsons, Charles "Jack" Ross, Brandon Ross Hamilton and Matthew Lee Cottle. Since that time, the family has grown to include two new grandchildren, Rebekah Cottle and Nicholas Cottle.
I would like to find anyone who may have known my father then. His name
was Charles Edward Ross. He was in Hq Co, 2nd Bn, 376th Inf, 94th Div.
Unfortunately both Dad and Mom perished in an automobile accident in June of 1993 and I would appreciate his addition to the Taps section of your site.
I'm sorry to admit that I don't have any specific information about his unit of assignment other than the 94th Division. As is too often the case it seems, WWII veterans seem to be, or have been, a very closed mouth group who rarely related their experiences in any detail even to close relatives - especially sons.
After looking through the personal search area of your site I find that I am not the only one who is seeking information about "their veteran" and have included copies of pictures my father had saved from those days. I sincerely hope that one or another might benefit someone out there who is looking for a friend or relative although I have no names to help in identification of the individuals pictured.For what it's worth, I share the sentiments Tom Brokaw expressed with the title of his book, "The Greatest Generation". I served in Viet Nam and have a son in law currently serving in Iraq. Our service and sacrifice simply does not compare.
Ernest C. Swain Jr.
CSM (R) U.S. Army
"Fox, A. MR OPA"
Subject: PFC Vernon B. Fox, Jr.
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003
To Members of the 94th Infantry Division,
wish to report the death of my father, PFC Vernon B. Fox, Jr., on 11
October 2002. Dad passed away quietly
after a long illness. He was assigned to Company M, 376th Infantry
Regiment during WWII as a Heavy Machine Gunner. Dad never talked
of his combat experiences. If anyone remembers Dad, please contact
me at the following e-mail address: CLIK
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And from the Fox Family to all
Alan R. Fox
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Subject: Ellis Flavy Rose, a 94th member, passed away
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003
Like to inform you that Ellis Flavy Rose, 92, of 2183 Carpenter Fork Road, Little Birch, Braxton County, WV, passed away July 10, 2003 at his residence. At the first Veteran Day Parade held in Braxton County, last November, Flavy was honored by being the Most Senior Veteran in the county. Flavy was 34 when he was called to leave his home and go to fight for his country. His employer was willing to keep him home if he wanted, since his brother was already in the war. Flavy refused, saying that if his brother could go, he would too! Flavy was a machine gunner in the war.
I met Flavy and his wife Goldie about 6 years ago and became good friends with them. My sisters and I loved the two very much. I was very proud and honored when Flavy pulled his uniform out of the closet after such a long time and he got dressed in it. I video taped his story as well as he could remember. Some names and places had escaped from his memory, but the tape shows the emotional impact the War had on his life and he said the worst part was leaving guys that were down and having to go on and he would cry again for those boys. They called him the ole man. I have an obitituary for Flavy if you will tell me where to send it. He received the magazine The 94th Attack....
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Nettie Robinson Gregory a friend of a true veteran!
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Subject: John Peppler L376
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003
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Subject: Frank E. Heine
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002
I wanted to let the 94th Infantry know that my father, Frank E. Heine of 412 Essex Avenue Spring Lake NJ passed away on May 31, 2002 in his home. He always remembered the 94th with fondness and told me many stories. He didn't miss camping out in the winter though. One of the last conversation we had he spoke of the 94th. I was digging a trench and he remembered digging foxholes in Europe. After he had dug his foxhole he and others, of course, had to dig the officers foxholes. He said, with a smile, he always made them wider then his. I wondered why and he said that it was so that the officers couldn't straddle the hole. I guess that was a way to rib the officers.
I hope that you are able to pass this on to TAPS. If you can not, maybe you can tell me who can.
Thank you for your anticipated assistance and have a happy and healthy new year.
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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002
Subject: Ira Henry
My grandfather, Ira Henry of Kingston, Tn., was in the 94th and passed away on Feb. 23rd, 1999. He was like many of the brave soldiers of that time and rarely spoke of his time in the military. We beieve he was in the 301st. Can you please add his name to your TAPS list.
Fri, 29 Nov 2002
From: Al Knecht CLIK here to email me
Subject: Stanley P. Knecht
My father, Stanley
P. Knecht was in 94th. Passed away May, 1970 at age 51 from Indiana.
|Date: Thu, 24 Oct
Subject: Chester Novak
From: "Vincent Novak" CLIK here to email me
I regret to inform you that, my father, CHESTER NOVAK, Army serial number 32 658 423, past away on September 30, 2002. He was given a military service and laid to rest at the Long Island National Cemetery, NY.
Chester served with the 94th,
302 HQ company as a T-5 telephone and telegraph lineman. He was very proud
to be part of the 94th and always remembered the men that he served with.
At 92 years of age, Chester's short term memory was failing. However,
his long term memory of WWII never wavered. He spoke some about the
horrors of the war but mostly of the camaraderie that was
My Dad read every issue of the "ATTACK." Although he was not able to be active in the association, he was a true member. It provided a continuing connection to a very important part of his life.
|From: Mike Gentry
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Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002
Subject: My Dad was in the 94th
Hello again: I don't know if you remember me e-mailing you but my name is Mike Gentry from Powell, Tennessee. I emailed you earlier about my dad being in the 94th Infantry during WWII and saw combat from 1943 until the wars end. I have a newspaper clipping where he was wounded at least once but recovered and went back into action. He also was taken prisoner for a short time before being rescued
by fellow US soldiers. I found some information you said you needed to place his name in the TAPS site of the 94th. He was at Camp Phillips, Kansas in 1942 and not sure where else he trained before going overseas on the ship Queen Mary, I believe he said this was the ship he went over on. I was small when he mentioned it. He never talked about the war much until the last couple of years of his life and then it was just when he and I were spending the night at the lake or night fishing.
I would really appreciate you adding his name to this 94th site. I know he would be very proud
to be listed in it even though he has passed on. He was proud to
have served his country and did not resist being taken out of high school
as a junior to be placed in the US Army. Here is all the info I could
find after a long search and found a letter to his mother. He made
the rank of Corporal, his full name and rank: Corporal
James C. Gentry, Jr. Born in Powell, Tennessee on September the
1st in 1922. He passed away on July 9, 2001 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
26 Aug 2002
From: "A. E. (Gene) Wise"
Subject: Floyd Smith L-376
Floyd Smith, who was Communication Sgt. (also acted as rifle platoon sgt. when called on) of "L" Co., 376th Inf. died Thursday August 22, 2002 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimers'. Military funeral services at Bushnell, FL military cemetary Wed. Aug. 28, 2002.
Floyd was active in the Division Association and attended all reunions he could get to, including Boston in 2001 when he was in poor physical condition. He kept in touch by phone and mail with men of his platoon as long as he was able.
by Gene Wise from information provided by the widow,
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002
Subject: Obituary of Robert Joseph Britton
Robert Joseph Britton, 81, RD1, Box 130, Falls Creek, PA 15840, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002. Bob was on route to the 94th Infantry Reunion in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Shirley, his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Tom Burkett, and his granddaughters, Elizabeth Burkett and Susan Burkett, when he died peacefully in a Beckley, WV hotel.
Born November 30, 1920, in Beechwoods, PA, he was the son of the late Albert W. and LuLu B. Reitz Britton. He was married to Shirley Chittester on August 16, 1947. She survives.
He served with the U.S. Army 94th Infantry Division, 301st Infantry Company B in the European Theater from 1942-1945 during World War II. He was a Prisoner of War and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Bob was a lifelong member of the Allens Mills United Methodist Church. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows No. 957 and the Disabled American Veterans. A lifelong resident of the Beechwoods he also attended Beechwoods High School. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed reading and gardening.
He retired in 1983 from Rockwell International after 31 years of service. He was previously a minor and farmer.
He is also survived by three daughters: Mrs. C. Thomas (Peggy A.) Burkett of Monroeville, PA, Mrs. Howard (Barbara J.) Pollitt of Long Island, N.Y., and Nancy Lou Britton of Beechwoods; one son, Robert J. Britton, Jr. of Beechwoods; two brothers, Enlow Britton and Leonard Britton, both of Beechwoods; one sister, Ethel M. Britton of Beechwoods; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, infant Anna Ruth and Isabel Britton; two brothers, infant Donald Eugene Britton and Ernest Britton.
Visitation was at the Mohney-Yarger Funeral Chapel, Inc. in DuBois, PA. The IOOF conducted a service at the Funeral Home. A military ritual service, conducted by the DuBois Area Honor Guard, was held at the funeral home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 1st, at 11:00am at the Allens Mills United Methodist Church with the Revs. John and Ellen Bullock co-officiating. Memorials contributions are being directed to the church. Full military services were held by the DuBois Area Honor Guard at the Beechwoods Cemetery where Bob was buried.
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Subject: George F Palcich Jr.
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002
George F. Palcich Jr., 80, of 465 Bristol-Champion Townline Rd, Bristolville, Ohio 44402, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in St. Joseph Health Center Emergency Room, Warren, Ohio.
He was born April 4, 1922 in Warren, the son of George and Anna Palcich, and moved to Bristolville in 1957. He retired from Van Huffel Tube Corp. in 1972 after working 21 years as a press operator. He was formerly employed at Mullins Manufacturing for 22 years. A member of St. Williams Catholic Church, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bowling and ice skating and won numerous skating contests. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the U S Army 94th Infantry. He is survived by his wife, Joanna, whom he married August 6, 1943, two daughters, Ann Marie Palcich, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. William (Georgann) Hollender of Leavittsburg, Ohio, two granddaughters, Ashley and Christen Hollender; a brother, Joseph Palcich of Bristolville, and three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Horvath of Warren, Mrs. Mary Brdek and Mrs. Rose Pollock, both of Bristolville. Preceding him in death are three brothers, Phillip, Steve, and John "Butch" Palcich; and two sisters, Lena Lozner and Anna Palcich. Burial took place in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township, Ohio. Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.
of 5628 Miami St., Kansas City, KS passed away Sept. 17, 2001.
He was a veteran of "L" Co., 376th Inf., 94th Div.
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Subject: John Kunchick Company A 302nd Infantry 94th Division
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002
Passing along information for your group. My uncle passed away last week. John Leo Kunchick is his name. He didn't give us much info on the war, but from what I understand, it was pretty brutal, rooting out the German pillboxes, of which his group was involved with.
John was born in Cameron on August 17, 1923 to ernest L. and Mary E. (Heinz) Kunchick. After attending schools in Cameron, he joined the U.S. Army, becoming a Private First Class, Company A, 302nd Infantry, 94th Division. During his time in the armed forces, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, American Theatre Campaign Medal WW II, four Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the World War II Victory Medal. On April 8, 1978, John married Launa Wiley. He adored his wife and family. He loved working in his award-winning front yard. He was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2148. He worked as a truck driver for the Waco Sanitation Department.
Survivors include his loving wife, Launa of Waco; daughter Linda Boyer of Austin; ste-son, Billy Reaves and wife, Patricia of Waco; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four brothers, Ernest Kunchick of Temple, George Kunchick, Anton Kunchick, and Joe Kunchick, all of Cameron and sister, Antonia Muek of Cameron.
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Subject: 500 Alvin Seawright death
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002
Alvin F. Seawright (April 21, 1926 - June 27, 2002)
Alvin Floyd Seawright, age of 76, 677 County Rd 3505, Valley Mills, Texas, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Goodall-Witcher Hospital of Clifton, TX. Alvin was born on April 21, 1926 on the Frank Seawright farm about 4 miles Northeast of Valley Mills to Charles Seawright and Hulda Walsleben.
He married Wanda Lee Wortham on December 25, 1948. She survives along with six children in order of birth: Gary F. Seawright, Judy K. Miller, Jimmy D. Seawright, Charles H. Seawright, Ricky A. Seawright, and Mike L. Seawright. Alvin went to Texas A&M where he obtained a BS and MS in agricultural economics. He was very proud of his children of which 5 out of six have degrees from college. He has a surviving mother, Hulda Seawright, two brothers Jack and Don Seawright and one sister, Nell Norman. He worked in the agricultural industry in a variety of ways: Production Credit Associations, Southwestern Irrigated Cotton Growers and retired from Federal Immediate Credit Bank about 15 years ago. He has resided at the above residence since then tending to his loving wife and watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up.
He is a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II with the 94th Infantry Division; 376th infantry regiment; 3rd battalion; company L; in the 3rd platoon. He was awarded European-African-Middle East (EAME) campaign ribbon with two bronze stars, victory ribbon, two overseas service bars, and Germany occupation ribbon. As the rest of the brave soldiers, he served under Patton on a lead assault team.
He attended First United Methodist Church of Valley Mills, where he was married and his funeral was held on July 1, 2002. During the funeral a medley of patriotic tunes was played by two of his grandchildren. He was buried in the Valley Mills Cemetery where he had always joked that he would have end zone seats, since the grave is located near the end of the old Valley Mills High School Football field. Military graveside services were provided after which, my mother was presented the flag.
My father has left me a 24-page document
on his WW II experiences. Please contact me if you could enlighten me on
other stories about him and have pictures that contain him.
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Subject: Charles E. "Streaky" Hanlon Jr
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002
The following obituary was published in today's (7/03/02) edition of the Troy (NY) Record.
Forwarded by: Frederick R. Miller, PH1, USN Retired
Charles E. "Streaky" Hanlon Jr - He served with the 94th Infantry Division from 1941 to 1945
E. Hanlon Jr., 81
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 94th Infantry Division from 1941 to 1945 and received the Bronze Star.
He was employed as a lineman and later in management for the New York Telephone Co. for 40 years retiring in 1983.
He resided in Wynantskill for 60 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1489 in Wynantskill and a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers.
include 2 sons, John T. (Leanne) Hanlon and Roger J. (Stacey)
Hanlon, both of Wynantskill; a brother, Richard Hanlon of Bradenton,
FL; 6 grandchildren, Jamie, Trevor, John Jr., Austin, Brayleigh,
and Ryan, all of Wynantskill. He was predeceased by a son, Charles
E. Hanlon III, and 2 brothers, Joseph Hanlon and Donald Hanlon.
Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Donations to Wynantskill Fire Department, PO Box 174, Wynantskill, N.Y. 12198, in Memory of Charles "Streaky" Hanlon, would be appreciated.
July 21, 1925 - May 20, 2002
Glenn A. "Short" Ames, 76, 801 N. Washington Street, Bourbon, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 1:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, in Lake Medical Specialist of Plymouth, Ind.
Glenn was born on July 21, 1925, at Bourbon, to Maggie Lemler and Bert Ames.
He married Virginia Sickmiller on Sept. 22, 1946. She survives. He worked in an auto body shop for over 45 years. He then became owner of Ames Body Shop of Bourbon, retiring in 1991. He was a resident of Bourbon all his life and wintered in Sebring, Fla. He graduated from Bourbon High School in 1943.
He was a member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church, Bourbon American Legion Post #424, Plymouth V.F.W., Bremen Skynights Radio Controlled Airplane Club, and the Highland Radio Control Airplane Club of Sebring.
He was a veteran of the Army, serving
in World War II with the 94th Infantry Division.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn Wolfe and Bessie Hanes; four brothers, Max Ames, Ralph Ames, Harold Reichert and George Reichert.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in the Deaton Funeral Home, 115 S. Main Street, Bourbon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, in the Bourbon First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Robert Raschka officiating.
Burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bourbon. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Bourbon American Legion.
The Deaton Funeral Home, Bourbon, is in charge of the arrangements.
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From: "A. E. (Gene) Wise" CLIK to email me
Subject: Wayne Metcalf - L376
away April 21, 2002 from heart failure resulting from several years of
Alzheimers, falls, a broken hip and pneumonia. He served in "L" Co., 376th
Infantry and lived in Sun City, AZ.
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Subject: WILLIAM L BASSETT
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002
William L Bassett Was A Member Of Co. L 301 Imf. Reg 94 Th.div. Died On 04/02/1998. Would You Put His Name In Taps, He Talked Of These Man,And There War.
Sat, 04 May 2002
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Subject: Kenneth Strode L376
Strode passed away April 27, 2002. His obituatry follows:
Harriett Strode is at: - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Subject: William Tricarico, S/Sgt
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002
William Tricarico S/Sgt G376/Inf, died on April 6, 2002.
Scranton Times Tribune
William Tricarico April 6, 2002
Born Oct. 12, 1918 in Old Forge, son of the late Joseph and Rose Torchia Tricarico, he was a 1937 graduate of Old Forge High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, served as a staff sergeant in the 94th Infantry and received the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct, World War II Victory and American Campaign medals and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars. He served in the battles and campaigns of Northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe. He was a member of Old Forge Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4954. Before his retirement, he was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot. He was a past vice president of the Old Forge Senior Citizens, a member of the former Calabrese Club of Old Forge, and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Old Forge.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his grandchildren very much.
Also surviving are a son, Joseph, Mount Holly Springs; a daughter, Mary Rose Rickenbach, Inkerman; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Nicholas Tricarico.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum.
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Subject: Lt. Col. Roland H. Vogt
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002
regarding my father, Lt. Col. Roland H. Vogt, of the 94th Division, 376th
Infantry, I Co.
Please feel free to visit his website, as indicated, below. We would
appreciate a reciprocal link
known as "Rolly", attended Appleton
High School, where he was a "miler" on the track team. He broke several
city and state records, several of which stood for a number of decades.
At the outbreak of World War II, he and 16 other Appleton natives volunteered
for the Army Air Corps with the intention of forming a unit called the
for the Air Corps due to health issues, he went to Lawrence University,
but was drafted into the Army.
Attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 94th Division, he volunteered
to go to England
Upon his return, Rolly married his High School sweetheart, Grace Slattery and attended business school, receiving an Associate's degree while working at Badger Mills. His wife died in 1958, leaving him with one son, James Jonathan. In 1961, he married Thelma Krempin of Winnepeg, Canada and fathered a second son, Jeffery Lorne. By this time was employed at Fox River Tractor company, eventually becoming the Purchasing Manager. He was also the first Certified Puchasing Manager in the state of Wisconsin, with certification number 1. In 1969, he and his wife adopted their daughter, Hilary Marvene, through Lutheran Social Services. He was active in his church, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as being an accomplished tenor and avid golfer.
After Fox River Tractor was purchased by Koerhing Company of England, Rolly retired. He was coaxed out of retirement to work first for Appleton Pattern Company and then C.B. Supply Company before finally retiring fully in 1987.
Until his first heart attack in 1985, he jogged six miles every night. In 1985, he had open-heart surgery at Appleton Medical Center. This surgery was repeated in 2001 to correct new blockages.
In 1993 he and his wife purchased a condominium in Phoenix, Arizona, where they spent their winters, maintaining their home in Appleton for the summer months. In 2001, they sold their house in Appleton in favor of a condominium on the north side of the city.
Rolly was known as a very outgoing and well-loved man who made lifelong friends with people everywhere he went.
In January of 2002, he underwent surgery a third time to implant a pacemaker. He died quietly of complications due to congestive heart failure surrounded by his family and assured by his unshakable faith.
He is survived by his brothers Rheinhold, Phillip and sisters Adeline, Elsie and Virginia,as well as wife Thelma, sons James (Laurie) and Jeffery (Mary Ann), daughter Hilary (David), and three grandchildren David, Daniel and Heidi.
"He fought the good fight."
At that time, an operation, code-named "Overlord" was being planned by COSSAC (Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander). Word came down to new soldiers that "volunteers were needed". My father, as he says, "volunteered for the first and last time" in his life, only to find himself shipped to England in I Company, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the "Big Red One").
After training in England and one aborted launch, he was put aboard a Higgins boat bound for Fox Green Sector, Omaha Beach, First Wave (this beach took an estimated 90% casualties). With the remaining men of his company, which was landed nearly a mile away from their original objective, he pressed inland through the French hedgerow country for six weeks until the 94th Division landed. At that time, he was offered to return to his original outfit, which he did, continuing to press inland, participating in such famous battles as St. Lo, Avranches, Chateaubriant, Nozay, Nantes, Angers, St. Nazaire, Brittany, and Lorient all in France, then on through Germany, crossing the Rhine River at Frankfurt, the Saar-Mosel Triangle and the City of Trier.
Throughout the summer, fall and winter of 1944, he participated in a number of operations in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO), including the operations at Bastogne (the "Battle of the Bulge"), attaining the rank of Lieutenant through battlefield commissions. He remained, however, a front-line officer, as was his Battalion Commander, Col. Benjamin E. Thurston, whose life he saved after the unit was ambushed by German machine-gunners.
In addition to the commissions, Lt. Vogt was awarded two Bronze Stars, and a Silver Star (the Army's second-highest commendation). The Silver Star was awarded (pinned on) by Third Army Commander, General George S. Patton (an event of which we have a picture).
this time, Lt. Vogt's unit was commanded to take the town of Grimberg. With Lt. Vogt leading his
unit, the took the town without a shot, Lt. Vogt capturing the Waffen SS
Major who commanded the town's garrison, himself. For his action
there, and for saving the life of his Battalion Commander, he was cited
by his Regimental Commander for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Upon hearing this, Vogt declined and was, instead, offered another battlefield
commission, as, in his words
Lt. Vogt participated in many other battles, with Patton's "Ghost Corps" as the XXX Corps was called. However, he maintains to this day that he is "not a hero, the boys that are still there are the real heroes". After the war, he remained in Europe for a year, running for Patton's Third Army Track Team, as he had been a miler in High School, (holding the Wisconsin state record for some years) as well as acting as Liaison Officer for Regimental Headquarters at Augsburg, commuting from Oberammergau.
He returned and continued to serve with the 32nd Division, attaining the rank of Lt. Col. before retirement.
Jeffery L. Vogt
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Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002
Subject: Charlie David Hawkins Jr
would like to notify you of my father death, Charlie David Hawkins Jr. He died on April 17th, 2002 at 80
years old. He served proudly with the 94th.
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002
Subject: Third Armored Division, Reconnaissance
Daddy was in the 94th Infantry, Third Armored Division, Reconnaissance.
|Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002
From: Clint Wolf CLIK to email me
Subject: Frankie William Mullin
Frankie William Mullin, 80, of Longford, Kansas, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at Clay County Medical Center. Mr. Mullin was born October 18, 1920, the son of Robert Milton and Emily Christina (Frank) Mullin in Clay Center. Frankie's mother died when he was three years old. He was reared by Oscar and Caroline (Frank) Frigon in the Diamond Community.
Mr. Mullin attended Diamond Grade School. Frankie graduated from Clay Center High School in 1939.
August 22, 1942, he enlisted in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas and
went through basic training
He married Emerald Oard August 24, 1942. After basic training, they lived in Tennessee and Mississippi until Frankie left on the Queen Elizabeth to fight for his country in World War II.
the service, he farmed for 28 years in the Longford Community and was
also a rural mail carrier out of Longford for 26 years, including his
military service, until he retired in 1985. During those years, he
bought the Longford Water Service and delivered water in the afternoon.
He joined the Masonic Mason Lodge at Oak Hill. He clowned for the Salina
Isis Temple for 27 years where one of his highlights was clowning in
the Dallas Cotton Bowl Parade. Thirty seven year member of the Longford
Lions Club, over 50 years with the Longford American Legion Post #88.
Mr. Mullin had many close friends stemming from this and traveled all
over the United States and Canada because
of his loyalty to the 94th Infantry
Division Association Inc. Frankie and Emerald went to the 94th
His favorite gift was the love from his family. His wife, Emerald, who survives him at the Wakefield Rehabilitation Center. His only son, Thomas William Mullin who preceded him in death, February 21, 2000. Additional survivors include three daughters, Kathleen Matteson and husband, Ron, Salina, and Vicky Wolf and husband, Bruce, and Wava Kramer and husband, Kim, of Longford, a sister, Emily Roberts of Quinter, a brother, Eugene Frigon, Longford, 14 grandchildren, and 22 great - grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 AM, Friday, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Longford with Steve Thaden, pastor, officiating. Burial was at the Athelstane Cemetery with a Masonic Ceremony and the Fort Riley Color and Honor Guard.
A luncheon was served
at the church by the Longford United Methodist Women.
Puskas" CLIK to email me
Subject: John Puskas
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002
John Puskas of 376 D Company died on February 24, 2002. He went in his sleep. He is buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetary. He had a military funeral with 21gun salute, taps and presentation of the flags. I say flags because he had his brother's flag (buried in '44 or '45) and a new flag. His last reunion was in Boston. He was basically ok until just before Thanksgiving when he stopped eating and just went downhill from there. He is buried with his first wife in the cemetary. His big heart just gave out.
|Lt. Col. (Ret.) G. Philip Whitman
Lt. Colonel (Ret.) G. Philip Whitman, 88, of Lakeland, FL and formerly of West Hartford, and Wolfeboro, NH, passed away Friday, (February 15, 2002) as a result of liver failure. Colonel Whitman is survived by his sister, Lucinda Elliott of Hartford; daughters, Phyllis Tucker of West Hartford, Deborah Whitman, of Watertown, MA; sons, William Whitman of Dover, DE, Richard Whitman of Melbourne, FL; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Colonel Whitman served in the 94th Division in France during World War II. He was a member of the Wyllis Lodge #99, West Harbor. Memorial services will be held Monday, February 25, at Carpenters Home Church in Lakeland. Contributions to: Bay Pines VAMC Hospice Unit, Ward 4B, P0 Box 5005, Bay Pines FL 33744 Veterans Cremation & Burial Society, Clearwater, Florida.
Published in the Hartford Courant on 2/22/2002
|Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002
From: "A. E. (Gene) Wise" email@example.com
Subject: Paul Winn, L376
Gordon, daughter of Paul and Ruth Winn called Saturday Jan. 12, 2002 with
the sad news that Paul had passed away that morning. Paul had serious
vertigo the last several years and a triple heart bi-pass in the recent
few months but immediate cause of death was pneumonia.
A. E. Wise, L376
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