Posts tagged with "La Motte 1944"



Veterans · 20 July 2022
Georges SHIRLEY was born 24th of august 1915, he join the US Army in 1942 and trained in Camp Gordon, Georgia, this fort was created in July 1941 as a infantry shool. on the 10th of june 1942, the 83rd chemical battalion was activated in this place. This battalion was designed to carry 36 mortars of 4.2 inches caliber, with each shell weighing about 25 pounds, for a total firepower effect equivalent to three 105mm howitzers. The 4.2 inch mortar brought a lethal, mid-to-close range fire support...

Veterans · 19 July 2022
Robert "Bob" DALRYMPLE was born in Brazil, Indiana, on the 10th of june 1917. He was the younger brother of sister, Ruth, and brother, John. After joining the US army and the corp of Engineers Robert DALRYMPLE had been asked to join the airborne troops as the US army was planing to activate some Engineer units attached to the infantry. Before he had attended with his officers a 30 day course at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, after that hard training period. At the end of that period he was asked to...

Veterans · 18 July 2022
"A great officer loved by his men" ... It was a privilege to have him as one of the best supporter of our association for over 20 years. Dick SEITZ was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on Feb. 18, 1918, he grew up in that city and then attended Kansas State University where in 1939 as a junior he began dating his first wife, Bettie Jean MERRIL. That same year Dick, foreseeing WWII looming on the horizon, accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. Once in the Army he went through the...

In Memoriam · 01 July 2022
2nd Lt Albert M ROBINSON, Junior was born in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey in October the 25th 1920. The 1940 census list him as a 19 year old apprentice at General Electric. He volunteered paratroopers and was attached to the 517th paracgute infantry regiment. The unit was formed in early 1943 and trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. The 517th saw heavy fighting in the Italian Campaign in June 1944, before being transferred near Rome (Italy) to take part in Operation Dragoon in August 15th...

In Memoriam · 02 June 2022
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In Memoriam · 02 June 2022
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