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50) John Blake 
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Refer to my post below. I forgot to add how small this world is.

Ten years later we moved to a suburb south of Seattle where our family doctor became Dr. Leo Heye, not long out of Med school. He died in 2004 where she discovered this from his obit:

"Leo was a member of G Company, 70th Infantry Division, serving in the European Theatre through France and Germany during WWII."
49) John Blake 
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My dad is POW S/Sgt. B.W. Blake, 275/D. He started out at Camp Adair. He was captured around New Year's 1944/45, I believe around Phillipsburg. He was shipped off to Stalag 9A in Germany and liberated on, of all day's, Good Friday 1945. He, our mother, my brother and I were on the front page of the Seattle newspaper's May 5, 1945 edition. I was 2 1/2 and my brother turned 1 that day.

Shortly before his death in the '70's, he brought out a treasure trove of the past. Amongst them were Western Union telegrams notifying our mother he was MIA, captured, and released. He had a photo of the camp and a Red Cross bible were in the back he had listed his favorite foods and their 'escape' diagram. He had a few photographs of what may have been the barracks at Camp Adair, and a few with his drinking buds tipping a few.
48) Brenda Maeder 
Location:
Hyde Park, NY
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I am looking for any information, anyone has on Albert Maeder, who was in Germany with this unit when WWII ended. He received two purple hearts and many more metals, none of which we know anything about. He is my children's grandfather and passed away 16 years ago. They would like to know the history of the medals. Thanks.

Steve Dixon Send E-mail 1-10-2015 20:13
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Brenda -- just sent you an email.
47) ANDY Q. MUNOZ 
Location:
TULARE, CA
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I wouls like to thank Mr. Walter C. Cox and mr. WF Bassak for giving information regarding the death of my uncle in France in 1945. Mr uncle Trinidad R. Munoz fought with these brave men during the battle of Wingen in January 1945. It is because of them that I was able to get more information on what happened the night of 2/12/45 while out on patrol. It is omewhat discouraging to find out thr truth however it comforting to know that he did his duty regardless.

Thank you to all

A. Q. Munoz

What we leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but is woven into the lives of others-PERICLES
46) Sean O'Connor 
Location:
Taunton, Ma
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I live on the street the Camp Myles Standish was on, I have been trying to do some history gathering of the camp, and found your page. Thank you for your service, so that my family have the freedoms we have today. God Bless
45) anne schmidt 
Location:
Kansas
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My father, Charles E. Gore, Jr. served in the 276th from Camp Adair, OR and into France and Germany until the end of the war. He was a medic/surgical tech. He died in 1978, age 64. I am donating many of his records to the WWII museum in New Orleans this year.
44) John Barrett 
Location:
Kansas
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My uncle, Lorence Youngquist served with 725 F.A, Battalion 70th zfBWKdivision. He died yesterday--11-17-2014
43) ANDY Q. MUNOZ 
Location:
TULARE, CA
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I had an uncle who served in the 274th in France in 45. He was killed there, he died 2/12/45 and is buried in Epinal. Is there any way to find out the circumstances of his death, what battle, etc.

Thank you

Steve Dixon Send E-mail 11-14-2014 18:37
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Andy, I have sent you a link in response to your email.
42) Bert Jacobs 
Location:
Athens, Ga.
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I appreciate the research and effort of everyone involved with the history and information available on 70th division. I'm looking for information to share with my son , regarding his Grandfather's service. I appreciate all advice to help my search.
My Father. L. Henry "Jake" Jacobs ,
Served from Nov. 1942 - Feb. 1945 , 70 th infantry , 276 th division co. M
He served as Swiming instructor Camp Adair Oregon. July - dec. 1943 , combat Rineland Central Europe. I have a couple pictures from Wingen and liberation party , Forback France.
41) Matthew Amey 
Location:
philadelphia pa
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My grandfather Staff Sergeant John Amey was in Company H, 276TH infantry. I have looked all over the website for info and have found nothing. He received a purple heart on January 10th 1945. I believe he was attached to the 45th division during operation nordwind but am not sure. Any info on him would be awesome. Thanks
40) Paula Wichick, née Bulkowstein 
Location:
bohemia NY
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murray pruzan was my next door neighbor on Carroll St in Brooklyn ny. On leave in 1944 Murray, in full uniform, took this four year old on a bus to purchase a purse. He bought me one with a mirror which thrilled me. I clearly remember his rosy cheeks under his military brimmed hat and how handsome I thought he was.
Murray returned to service shortly afterwards and was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. I remember him to this day and am blessed by the time I spent with him.
I would be greatly for any information about him. He will be in my heart always.
39) Robert Pritz, Jr. 
Location:
San Antonio, TX
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My father,Robert Pritz, served with the 70th HQ, Special Troops until late '45.
What was "Special Troops"? I would appreciate someones help. Thanks.

Steve Dixon Send E-mail 11-9-2014 12:44
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Robert, Special troops were those soldiers not in infantry regiments, the engineer battalion and the medical battalion. So for the 70th, the special troops were:

all artillery battalions
ordnance company
MP platoon
band
signal company
quartermaster company
recon troop
38) Joann cardoza 
Location:
Eureka, California
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Searching for information on my Dads infantry unit, the 275th and where he was in Europe. My Dad
died at 71 and suffered for years with PTSD. He never spoke about those years but we always knew he was proud of his service.
37) Gandy Browning 
Location:
Camp Atterbury
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I proudly served in Delta Company, 1st BN, 4th BDE along with my father & younger brother.
36) David Yarus 
Location:
GA
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I am bringing my dad, Dan Yarus 70th Army/I274 Trailblazer to the Reunion in Ft Wayne.
35) Lynda Habovstak Pittsenbarger 
Location:
Grand Junction Colorado
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I am interested in any info that may include my Father Tony Habovstak, who served in the Seventh Army. I recently found his uniform and it has the patch.
Dad never talked about the war , and we knew never to ask.
My Father went from Colorado, drafted, and after the war met and married my mother in Boston Mass. after the war.
Thank You for any help,
Lynda
34) MSG Denis Cook, US Army Reserve, Ret 
Location:
United States
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I served in the 70th Div (TNG) 1980-1988 in Fort Wayne IN. Saw there is a Division Reunion in Fort Wayne ! Wow ! How many are planning to attend ?
33) Kris Witteveen 
Location:
Plainwell, MI
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I am a grandson of S Sgt Jacob Witteveen. I regret never learning very much about my grandpa's involvement in WW2 while he was alive. I recently learned he belong to the 70th Infantry and was delighted to find him tagged on 3 photos on this site. I hope to learn more about his unit and activities in Europe.
32) Mark D Sweat. 
Location:
Huntsville, Alabama
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My father, Melvin Harold Sweat, served in Company D of the 274th. He was an 81mm mortar man and landed at Marseilles and moved north and east from there. He didnt return to the U.S. until April of 1946. I was hoping that someone would be able to point me to a unit historian or other smart person that could pass on some additional information or points of contact that could tell me more about Co. D of the 274th in WWII. My father never talked about it much and he passed away in November.

Mathilde Halcomb Send E-mail 11-3-2014 16:33
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Hi, my dad was also in D/274. If you go to the tab "Company Histories, Pamphlets" and click D/274 / Rokahr - then download it, it mentions lots of soldier's names and places. My father, Roy S. Halcomb was with D/274.
31) Kingsbury, Cameron 
Location:
Fort Bragg, NC
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I was in the G-6 ftom 2012 to 2014. I loved it there and I wish I could go back
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