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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Richard Smith
From: Wellsville, Ohio
E-mail: rsmith16265@comcast.net
I was at the cemetery today cleaning up a few grave sites and one was my Uncle Robert Joseph Rock, 517 Parachute Inf. Reg., Co. C, Staff Sargent, US army. I used this information to find this web site and found out a lot about Uncle including that he received a Purple Heart. He was from Toronto, Ohio and served during World War II. He played football in high school and also was on a team in Nice, France that won a championship game. I was real close with him and sat many evenings and also in the farm fields talking and learning from him. He did not share any combat information with me or any of his other cousins but we knew he was proud to be in the U.S. Army. He wore his uniform often and I have a picture of him with me and 5 of my cousins in his sump boots and pants. He was a wonderful Uncle to us and we love and miss him and his strong character and leadership. God bless you Uncle and all of the great generation that fought for our freedom. Dick Smith

Admin reply: Sgt. Rock is in a couple of pictures with that football team: http://517prct.org/photos/miller2.htm


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Submitted by Comments:
Name: salvador padilla
From: nicaragua
E-mail: salvadorgpadilla@gmail.com
Though i have never served in the us arm forces let me say i just got through watching soldiers n saints and more now than ever is more proud to be part of the greatest country in the whole world and i currently live in nevada but i wanted to say thank you to all the men and woman past n present that fought and are fighting for or on behalf of this great country.thank you so much.it is to bad that thiscountry dont do more for the veterans since thanks to them im aloud to behere and be free and have freedom of speach.thank u and may god bless all of you today and always.

Salvador padilla-adams
Proud american citizen of the greates nation in the world
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Oscar H. Knerr
From: Ft Wayne, IN
E-mail: oknerr09@comcast.net
I am an (almost) illiterate cumputor 517 vet. When I discovered this wab site in 2000 or so, it was too late, physicaly, to attend any of the reunions. I would love to hear from any of the Heaedquarter I&R platoon members that are still around.
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Name: Earl D Gill
From: New Orleans, La
E-mail: earldgill37076@yahoo.com
Murphy Haley Gill, of Natchez, MS, was a member of Company E in the 517th. I believe he arrived in Europe in December of 1944. If you have any info on him, please contact me at my email addr.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Lamar Davis
From: Toccoa, GA
E-mail: charlesd01@windstream.net
I am trying to find out about my good friend, Danny Coleman who lived in Charleston, SC. It has been a year or more since I have heard from Danny and I wonder about his present status if anyone can tell me. I have forgotten what company Danny was in but he always enjoyed coming back to Toccoa for a visit.
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Name: john van der steen
From: netherlands
E-mail: nagelhuys@home.nl
hello i,am john van der steen i adopted the grave of henry a woehrer and i ,am lokking for infomation i hope somewone can help me

lets we forget
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Carolyn Huckabee Horton
From: Camden, SC
E-mail: hortontire1971@yahoo.com
My father, DeWitt T. Huckabee passed away August 29th, 2013. He enjoyed receiving "Thunderbolt" newsletter.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Michael Culhane
From: Minneapolis, MN
E-mail: michael.d.culhane@gmail.com
Hi, I am looking for information on my Uncle Sgt. Robert J. Miller. He was a member of I Company and He was MIA or KIA on September 7, 1944 in the Provence region of France.
Hoping to find someone from I Company who may have known him and have information.
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Name: Robert J. Reginato
From: East Palo Alto, CA
E-mail: rjreginato@gmail.com
I am trying to locate anyone who may have known or was in contact with my brother, Joseph John Reginato, who was 19 when he was killed in the village of Piera Cava in southern France on 09 September 1944.
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Submitted by Comments:
Name: Spyro P. Vangellow
From: Evans Mills, NY
E-mail: spauva@twcny.rr.com
To the 517th family,
I am officially wishing my friend Nolan Powell a very HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY today, and many, many more. I will be seeing you in two weeks for Christmas and cannot wait!!!!!!
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