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August 2001
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001
From: Herman Thornton <hjthornton@eee.org
Subject: Far West Chapter Meeting

The fall meeting date and location have been set for the Far West Chapter. The meeting will be held at the John Muir Inn in Napa, California, on October 30 and 31. The room rate will be $99 plus tax. This rate applies starting October 28 and ends for the night of November 1. To get the rate callers must identify themselves as being members of the 94th Infantry Division Association. The hotel reservation number is 1-800-522-8999. Reservations must be made by September 30. The luncheon after the meeting on Wednesday, October 31, will be at a nearby Marie Callender restaurant for a charge of $15 per person. Send any reservations for the luncheon to Gene Markus at 4758 Collinos Way, Oceanside, Calif. 92056-5133. Make checks payable to Far West Chapt. 94th Inf. Div. Assn. Two other events are also planned.

Herman Thornton, Secretary

From: Thom Woodard 
Subject: Company A 774th Tank Battalion 
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001

I am looking for information about my grandfather, Forest Leigh Berry.  He was a member of Company A 774th Tank Battalion.  If anyone remembers gramps please let me know.  I appreciate any information about him or his Battalion.  Gramps mostly talked about his time in the war when I was too young to remember.  He passed away 2 weeks ago today and would like to learn more about the time in his life that he was exceptionally proud of.

Please email me at thom.woodard.h56g@statefarm.com with any information or ideas of where I can search. 

Thanx 
Thom Woodard II 

From: David A. Lange
Subject: William Lange
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001

Searching for anyone who may have known my father, Cpl William Lange. He was assigned to the 94th Div, 376th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Bn, Company M as a .30 cal machine gunner. He deployed from Camp Philips with the division to England and then to France.  He was wounded in Nennig in mid-January 1945 and evacuated to England and later the U.S. He passed away in Feb 1994, a few weeks before his 72d birthday. Any information from anyone who served with him would be greatly appreciated.

David A. Lange
HQ USAREUR
CMR 420 Box 186
APO AE 09063
email:  Bovinecity@yahoo.com

From: Ackles00@aol.com 
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001
Subject: Semper Fi

Although I'm a Marine at heart, I know of the valorous efforts of the 94th and all the Army and salute you all. Semper Fi. 

From: Bryan McKenzie
Subject: Sgt. Red McIntyre 
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001

I'm a news paper columnist and have written several times about the 94th and Sgt. Red McIntire, a Charlottesville resident who was quite active in newsletters and the such with the 94th. He'd also lost his leg to a land mine in Feb. 1945. Unfortunately, Red seems to have disappeared. His number no longer rings at his home and he isn't available in telephone information anymore. If you have any info on Red or can find out where he is through the association files, please let me know. 

Thanks,

Bryan McKenzie
bmckenzie@dailyprogress.com 

From: Jim Dusenberry
Subject: George C. Dusenberry, 35 690 515, "Dussy"
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001

I am seeking information about my father, Pfc. George C. Dusenberry, Service Number 35 690 515 who served with the 94th Infantry Division between 1942 and 1945.  He and my mother were born and raised in Louisville, Ky.  They were married in Kansas before he went over seas. He died in March of 1952 and she died in 1962.  I have attempted to obtain his military records and medals from the National Personnel Records Center but was told his records were lost during the 1973 fire.  His military buddies and most friends called him "Dussy".  Two of his buddies, James Kelley and Harry Workinger (spelling?), were from Indiana. 

He apparently served with the 376th Infantry Regiment, may have become cut off from his unit during the Battle of the Bulge and received the Silver Star with Numerous Bronze Stars.  I obtained the above information from old correspondence and photographs.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  I am now a grandfather who previously served in the military, and would like to preserve our family legacy.  My email address is jgdusenberry@hotmail.com
and my home address is: 
James G. Dusenberry 
1290 Farmdale Ave. 
Louisville, KY 40213

From: Bernard Rader
Sent: Saturday, Aug 11, 2001 
Subject: Our trip to Brittany July 7-9, 2001

I was in Brittany on October 2, 1944.  I was in a patrol that was ambushed on that day.  I was one of 55 men who were taken prisoner or killed in that ambush.  I was wounded and spend six weeks in a hospital in Lorient, until I was exchanged in November, 1944.

In May, 2000,. my wife and I were invited to attend ceremonies in Etel and Ile de Groix in honor of the 94th.  We were there with John Hoerber, Bob Higgins and Wayne Stewart.  We were there when they dedicated a plaque to Tony Leone's brother, who was killed in Etel.   At that time, we looked for the ambush site, but could not find it.  We have a map drawn by Wayne Stewart and Bob Higgins.

We have been in touch with a Frenchman, Frank Perammant, who was a five year old child at that time.  He lived nearby, and was aware of the attack.  He knows just where it took place.  He also told us that there is a book called "Not in Vain", by Leon Standifer,  who was one of the soldiers on that patrol.  The book has a map of the exact spot.

I would like to get a copy of that book.  We are going back to Brittany on July 7th to July 9th., and would like to be able to see the site. 

Do you have any information about this book?  How can I get a copy? Any information would be helpful.
Thank you.

Bernard Rader
191 Wilson Place
Freeport, N.Y. 11520
email:  berniej1@optonline.net
Telephone:  (516) 623-5068. 

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