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February 22, 2015
My father Richard C. in World War II he passed March 25,2014. I Love all my Heart.
February 14, 2015
To my Dad, Carroll Wesson who served in Nam. Who came home. Thank you for your service.
February 12, 2015
February 06, 2015
In loving memory of my dad, Al Phillip and his brothers, Ed Phillip and Bill Phillip who all served in WWII. Al served in Europe, Bill served in the orient and Ed served in Africa. God bless their souls. Sylvia Phillip Camp, Al's daughter and Bill & Ed's niece.
January 25, 2015
Proud to have served.
January 19, 2015
Melodee Williamson was a proud member of the U.S. Coast Guard.
She left us in July of 2014. Unfortunately all we know is that sha had cancer and died.
There has been no death notice.
We are saddened in Texas and would like to know if anyone has any more information on this sad and tragic passing.
She was dearly and greatly loved
January 08, 2015
Seeking information about Capt. William H. Moore Jr. Medical Officer wounded in WWII and received the Purple Heart.
January 07, 2015
For My Father, HENRY CHARLES BACARISSE, SR, I Thank You for the unselfish years you spent in the U S Navy. As I remember the PRIDE in which you served Our Country, You have always made me a Proud Son. Thanks for being MY DAD.
January 06, 2015
I and my fellow Mensa military buffs have been researching the involvement of our relatives in World War II. I thank my uncle, Larry Cassavechia for his heroic efforts in Operation Husky, the allied invasion of Sicily with Patton's 45th Infantry Division, II Corps, 7th Army, 15th Army Group as he and his unit in Western Task Force 343 hit Red Beach 2 with mechanized infantry in the initial attack, my uncle Lefty Cassavechia who served at Fort Knox with Armored Force Hdqts and Armored Force School and trained tankers in armor tactics, tank gunnery, communications and maintenance; my uncle John Suita who hit Omaha Beach on D-Day+1 with 2nd Infantry Division and received the Bronze Star for combat when his unit opened up a key road to Saint Lo, attacked for 39 days the key port of Brest, France to capture the Nazi U-Boat base there, then was attached as a scout with his Howitzer Battalion to the 99th Infantry Division and fought in the Battles of Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe and at one point guarded the famed Remagen Bridge and attacked Pilsen, Czech. as the war ended in Europe; my uncle Joe Blizman who served with Army Ground Forces (AGF) with the Coast Artillery Corps, Anti-Aircraft Artillery & Automatic Weapons Battalion at Point Judith, Rhode Island. His unit's mission was to protect the Arsenal of Democracy, Bridgeport, Conn. from Nazi infiltration and sabotage in conjunction with U.S. Coast Guard patrols. This mission was paramount as Bridgeport was the location of 500 defense plants supplying U.S. Army combat divisions globally. Key manufacturing industrial complexes included the famous Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Division, the massive General Electric hdqts Army production complex that made the bazooka which Ike credited as one of main factors that won the war, the expansive Singer Sewing Machine complex that was converted to war production and shipped to U.S. Armed Forces tons of grenades, ammo, artillery and bomb sights, automatic pistols, carbines, B-29 turrets and anti-aircraft searchlights & time and percussion fuses. Other key war factories were Sikorsky, Intl Harvester, Stanley Works two steel mills, Raybestos-Manhattan, Acme Shear medical supplies, Bassick, Casco, American Fabrics uniforms & blankets, Bridgeport Metals, Bridgeport Brass, Jenkins rubber products and Lake Torpedo; Tony Cassavechia served with the 1259th Engineer Combat Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, the Flying Sky Dragons. His unit was the only U.S. Army command to serve at Fort Pierce, Florida, the top secret U.S. Navy frogman training base which is the birthplace of today's elite Navy Seals. His Army unit provided all construction of beach bunkers, obstacles and hazards that the frogmen detonated on a nightly basis for training purposes on simulated Japanese mainland beaches in preparation for Operation Downfall, the all out invasion of mainland Japan. Also, his unit served as experimental test subjects for American and British scientists doing human factors performance studies on men performing stressful mechanical tasks submerged in eight foot water deep swimming pools. His unit was then shipped to LeHavre to serve at Camp Lucky Strike to perform airfield improvements and camp construction projects for U.S. Army's largest base in Europe during WWII. His unit attached to OISE Intermediate Section, Supreme Allied Hdqts, Allied Expeditionary Forces to complete destruction of German war machine. His unit was in Marseilles when orders were received directly from Ike to proceed through Suez Canal for Manilla Bay to build the main hospital to ready for Operation Downfall and the destruction of the Japanese war machine. He went of a three day pass to Lourdes before shipping out to attend the shrine of miracles and walk in the holy water. His miracle was answered when he returned to Marseilles and news broke that nuclear attack had hit Hiroshima. All orders were cancelled without even waiting for the hit on Nagasaki. His unit's equipment, trucks and tanks etc. were already in the Red Sea at this time. His troops only had rifles and complete battle gear on as they marched in two feet of water over sunken ship hulks in Marseilles harbor to reach their transport vessels back to Boston through the Strait of Gibraltar. The author was born only as the result of the bazooka and atomic bomb. My parents met on the GE Bazooka assembly line and my father only survived due to President Truman's decision to use the nuclear weapons to save multitudes of young Americans' lives. Peace be with you. P.S.: I forgot my Dad's cousin, Quinto P. Cassavechia who was my Dad's best man. Quinto served with the 3rd Infantry Division, VI Corps, mechanized infantry and was part of the initial assault troops at the Battle of the Anzio Beachhead; phase I in the liberation of Rome. Also, my Dad's unit wishes to thank Patton's 3rd Army for destroying enemy forces in the Lucky Strike sector and all Nazi V-1 rocket launch emplacements surrounding Lucky Strike that caused havoc on London.
December 26, 2014

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