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Veteran Research Articles

February 27, 2018

Research a Veteran’s Footsteps!

Have you considered researching a relative who fought in the European Theatre of Operations? We know how powerful family history is in shaping one’s identity. We also know how to...

December 28, 2016

Cold K rations on Christmas Day – Battle of the Bulge

Today, December 28, it is exactly 72 years ago that 1st Lieutenant Orvin E. Nelson wrote a letter to his wife after his first days during the Battle of the...

November 23, 2016

‘Not even a jerry can hurt me.’ – Letters of War Pt.1

Earlier this year I received mail from a man whose father served in the 5th Infantry Division. His father was Orvin E. Nelson 1st Lieutenant in the 10th Regiment of...

September 20, 2016

Missing in Action Germany: Private Carl D. Altomonte – February 18th 1945

During the spring of this year I started a research project on Private Carl D. Altomonte. When browsing through the 2nd Infantry Regiment’s casualty list I came across his name,...

September 1, 2016

NEED YOUR HELP! – Battle of the Bulge letters wanted!

Dear Fans and Friends! I NEED YOUR HELP This year I’ll have my last year of university for my BA History study. Earlier this year I discussed with a military...

June 3, 2016

Twin Brothers in Battle

I’d like to share this letter and story from Elva Pack with you, written on April 10th 1945. Elda and Elva Pack were twin brothers who both were in the...

February 22, 2016

Battlefield Mysteries – Night of the Bayonets

Battle of the Bulge ‘One bitterly cold morning, I was in a foxhole with two other soldiers manning a .30-caliber machine gun. I say foxhole, but in actuality the ground...

November 20, 2015

Introduction – Men at War: 87th Infantry Division

Welcome to the first article of Men at War! My aim is to cover all the divisions in that fought in the Second World War from their very first days...

September 12, 2015

Darkest Day of A Company – 312th Engineer Battalion, January 11th 1945 – September 2015 Update

The purpose of this article is to tell the story of Willard G. Meek and to reveal what happened to A Company, 312th Engineer Battalion, 87th Infantry Division on January...

August 9, 2015

Veteran Research: Pvt William D. Sheehan – Battle of the Bulge

WILLIAM D. SHEEHAN KILLED IN ACTION Word was received here this week that Pfc. William D. Sheehan of Osage, was reported killed in action in Luxembourg on December 26th. He...

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