World War II Army ID Bracelet Returns After 65 Years In Soil

Remembering those who fought...

   "A large group of men died for my freedom, how can I repay that. It is a matter of honour to give this back to you!"   e.b.

 
 
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October 1st, 2012
 
I believe My Dad served with your Dad in the 405th & in same battles. Please email me if you would like to share info. oruggles@comcast.net
 
~Ork Ruggles   oruggles@comcast.net

September 3rd, 2012
 
Hello there, just become aware of your weblog via Google, and located that it is truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful in case you continue this in future. Lots of folks shall be benefited from your writing. Cheers!
 
~BomRERboaby   Bangladesh

March 16th, 2012
 
Nice to see this special story again on the internet. It gives me a special feeling and experience it again every time I read the story. Today I am a professional UXO explorer for explosive ordenance and remnants of WWII in the Dutch soil. Thanks again to all the participants in this story.
 
~Eric Beek   Arnhem, The Netherlands

March 6th, 2012
 
I'm very glad to get this website running again... and for good!!! Thank you Vaughn for your patience.
 
~Marty Anderson   Nashville, TN

September 14th, 2010
 
Nice story---I traveler with the 102nd a number of times to Europe and the Liberation Ceremonies in Heerleen Holland---What Beautiful people with so much love for the men of the 102nd ---so sad that many did not live to see the praises of the efforts-- What a wonderful group of men I am one who will make sure that they never will be forgotten - Colleen Kingery -Daughter of James J Sheeran 406th g co 1o2nd infantry division
 
~colleen kingery    aratoga springs new york

September 11th, 2010
 
Marty, This is one excellent website! Keep up the good work! Best Regards, Jeff Zdinak a.k.a. Speedy
 
~Jeff Zdinak   

September 10th, 2010
 
See August 8 Guest Book entry; Good to see Anne, Mrs. Arrol L. Moore , is keeping in contact. Arrol, a good friend was in our platoon, 3rdBn AT 405th 102id
 
~Tom O'Connor   

September 10th, 2010
 
Amazing coincidence; On Thanksgiving day I was with a group of "volunteers" who carried several wounded from the hill at Beeck. I went back in March 2000 and took a picture of the monument that was mentioned in the Sgt Anderson story. I sent my story and that of two other Ozarks who were there to Vaughan but I'm not sure if he got them.
 
~Thomas P O'Connor 3rdBn AT 405th 102id   Hingham MA

September 10th, 2010
 
Great story, nice tribute, thanks for sharing it. For the past several years I have been blessed with participating in a local tribute to D-Day veterans and service salute in general. Amazing bunch of men and women.
 
~Kyle Kirschenmann   Knoxville TN

September 7th, 2010
 
Wonderful story-brought tears to my eyes. Had to be in the area of the Village of Geronsweiler which the 102nd "liberated". Was with B Co. 407 Reg't. at that time (same outfit as Vaughn Wagnon).
 
~Bob Brooks   Ft. Myers, FL.

September 5th, 2010
 
Wonderful find for s great soldier of WWII. My father was also in the Ozarks and I grant my honor for them.
 
~Linda Justice   Gulfport, MS

September 3rd, 2010
 
I am glad you got this connection with your dad's efforts during the war.This site is a nice tribute. My father also served in the Ozarks. Thanks to you, Homer, and all who keep their memories alive.
 
~Bill MacDonald   Waits River, VT

August 30th, 2010
 
My father was liberated by the Ozarks on march 3 of 1945, from the prison-lager of Anrath Willitch. All my family will be eternally reaconaissant to the Oazrks for that. I have made a site on my father's life where i speak of the Ozarks here : http://www.didierhays.com/ sorry for my english. Your site is excellent !!! Sincerely to you Didier Hays
 
~HAYS Didier   France / Paris

August 29th, 2010
 
Great site, a fine tribute to the never-to-be-forgotten soldiers of the 102nd and what they did. Fascinating story, reflecting the way the Dutch remember our soldiers' sacrifice.
 
~SGM Eal A. Hart, son of M/SGT Earl P. Hart, 407th   Retired and living in Italy

August 26th, 2010
 
It was Vaughn who pointed out this story to me and reading the final parts of the story I had tears in my eyes. I only can fully agree with Eric's words: how can we ever repay all you did for OUR freedom? Some soldiers returned home safely, some were injured, but many paid the ultimate price, they paid with their life! There are still Dutch people that think: What can I do to show my gratitude ? Well, Eric found this way to show his humble thanks and so did I. I adopted the grave of Private Donald E. Schulte at the War Cemetry in Margraten. The soldiers of WWII will never be forgotten! Thank you Eric for what you did and thank you Marty for sharing this story with us!
 
~Nicole   Kerkrade, The Netherlands

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