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Thomas E Park, Jr Thomas E Park, Jr from Plainsville PA wrote on Nov 23 2021 at 3:15 pm
My Dad, Thomas Senior was in the 143rd cannon company. He Had a friend killed next to him with the first name of Laverne. I do not know his last name. Laverne's Mom & Dad kept in touch over the yrs until my Dad passed in 1963. Dad named my younger brother's first name Laverne. In the 36th book I only found to Lavern's but both of them survived the war. I checked the roster in the whole book and never found another Laverne. Any other way to find his last name....
Admin Reply by: Lisa Sharik
The only soldier with the first name "Laverne" in the Cannon Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment is Laverne Kincannon, who was taken prisoner on September 19, 1943. He did survive the war and died in 2001 :https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59924612/laverne-martel-kincannon Maybe the soldier was from another unit which was attached to the 36th Infantry Division?
Kelly DeRiggi Kelly DeRiggi from Morris Plains, NJ wrote on Nov 12 2021 at 2:35 am
After my dad passed away last year, I am finishing his research on his fathers brother Philip DeRiggi. My father never got to know him and was very interested in his time in battle. Recently my Uncle and I found a letter written by Joseph Campolei, who was Great Uncle Philips best friend in war. I am trying to find out if he still alive and would love to get in contact with him and his family to learn more about my Great Uncle. Please know if anyone could help!
Admin Reply by: Lisa Sharik
I know we replied to you directly but for others who might be interested, he died in 1999: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76194872/joseph-campolei
Jim Bowman Jim Bowman from Tacoma, WA wrote on Aug 26 2021 at 10:32 pm
This is an FYI for the museum staff. I saw the sign off the USS Sgt. Morris E. Crain sitting on the floor of a hallway at the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum in Tacoma. Not on display, just on the floor. Would make a nice display at the 36th. Note: It’s 15 feet long, 2 inches thick, 18 inches high. Solid mahogany?
John Judah John Judah from Granbury TX wrote on Aug 5 2021 at 10:04 pm
Looking for a Nike Hercules Missile Display
Admin Reply by: Lisa Sharik
We have the missile itself on display outside the museum, but no launcher. There is also a panel with text inside in the Cold War gallery.
Gouraud Henri Gouraud Henri from Granville wrote on Jun 18 2021 at 4:47 pm
I am looking for a contact with an historian of the 36th regarding its participation to WWI under the command of my great uncle général Henri Gouraud of the French IVth army. I am reachable at gouraud.henri@gmail.com Regards H Gouraud
John H. Paddy John H. Paddy from Albuquerque, NM wrote on May 31 2021 at 5:34 pm
Hello! My father, John W. Paddy, served in the 142nd Infantry, G Company. He was captured by German forces near Bitche, France. He was born and reared in rural Louisiana. (He grew up speaking French) He befriended a French family who hid him in their home before the German Army found him. Once located, he was in civilian clothes. He told me he buried his uniform in a field behind the residence. He tried to pass himself as a French national, then was interrogated by the SS as being part of the "French Underground". Fearing certain death, he then admitted to being with the 36th Division, 142nd Infantry, G Company. The Germans didn't believe him. Eventually, the interrogation/torture stopped when a German Officer believed my father's story. You see, the German Officer had attended and graduated college from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He gave my father, who was only 19 years old at the time, a cigarette and some water. Eventually, my Dad was liberated from the POW Camp in Mooseberg, Germany. He weighed under 100 pounds. I just wanted to share this on this Memorial Day, in memory of my father who passed away in 2013 at age 88.
Kerry Fritz Kerry Fritz from Elgin, Texas wrote on May 30 2021 at 11:16 pm
Thank you for a wonderful and informative reenactment of the Vietnam era today. I have six children and brought them to help understand the significance of Memorial Day. Each year as scouts we help place flags on veterans graves around Elgin. This is the first time I think some of my younger children understood what war was truly about. Your detailed explanation of armaments and full explanation of the battle managed to engage all of my children from seven to 19. Thank you for this wonderful event.
Paul Sonn Paul Sonn from Rock Hill New York 1127 wrote on Mar 7 2021 at 9:01 pm
My Father S/Sgt Michael B Sonn was assigned to Company F 2nd Bn 142 Inf from 1942 until 1945, I enjoy looking thru the museum files and finding so many facts about the 36th Div
William Van Auken and James Hildenbrand William Van Auken and James Hildenbrand from Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 wrote on Jan 9 2021 at 10:28 am
RE: Carl A Hildenbrand POW270587 Camp Stalag II B Good Evening, Please contact me. My Grandfather was listed as MIA and i have a list of POWS that are listed as MIA also. I cross referenced the list with my Grandpops Book that he kept while in POW camp, he kept lists of fellow POW American Heroes! He has Poems, drawings, and letters. This info was heavily sought out by other entities, and i was elated to see the 36th infantry division celebrated by your museum. My Grand pop was apart of a 4 star Family and his Eldest brother was KIA. My Grandpops sons followed his service in the military and his son in law was a paratrooper in the 101st! My mother (Carl Hildenbrands daughter) also had a daughter in the Army! We are very proud of our Grandfathers service and surviving the Rapido River Battle. We would love to visit Austin,Tx and share any documents that will benefit your Museum. Please feel free to contact me anytime! My un!cle has taken hundreds of hours to document My Grandfathers time abroad and that accompanied with the letters from my Gramps to my Grandmom showed me the loving side of my Tough War Torn Grandpop! His times are documented online and also lists of his fellow Heroes that were in the POW camp! I cross referenced the list with your 36th Infantry Roster and alot of Guys made it home! God bless your work and the Museum! And God Bless the Fallen of the 36th! If it wasn't for Men as Brave as The 36th we wouldn't have our Freedom! Bill Van Auken.....Billvanauken@gmail.com
Robert Glomb Robert Glomb from Victoria, TX wrote on Jan 1 2021 at 5:59 am
Ann Morton Neale, My dad was also in the 36th during the Italian Campaign. I would love to find the big book with all the pictures. I may be willing to take all of your books. email: robwg53@gmail.com
Ann Morton Neale Ann Morton Neale from Farmville, Va wrote on Nov 23 2020 at 9:10 pm
My dad was in the 36th. He collected just about every book written about the division in WWII. No one in my family wants them. I would love to give them a new home.
ROY GUERCIO ROY GUERCIO from RANGELEY wrote on Sep 23 2020 at 7:36 pm
What does NMI next to a name on the Roster mean? No Middle Initial
Joe Matullo Joe Matullo from West Orange NJ wrote on May 8 2020 at 8:43 pm
I am writing on behalf of my grandfather who served in the 36th infantry Division 143rd infantry A Company. He has been telling me his stories of WWII since I was a little kid. I have now memorized all of his stories. To all the soldiers who served in the 36th infantry thank you! You truly are the greatest generation. Today, at 95 yrs old my grandfather still wears his 36th infantry pin on his jacket along with his hat. Many great stories and men of the fighting 36th!