Comments i'm looking for info about my great-uncle Major Robert B Arnold. He grew up in IL, but enlisted from Middlesex County NJ. He served with the US Army 207th Field Artillery battalion and was KIA 2/24/45. Buried in the Netherlands. I just received several letters he had written home, also some documents from my dad.
Posted By: Debbie Butterworth
beautiful and deep Dear Fred, I'm a Christian in the United States and I wanted to tell you that I listened to your music. Your music is beautiful and deep. You must be a man with a very deep heart.. Thank you for inviting me to hear it. God has gifted you. In Him,
Posted By: Donna
A special thanks this Memorial Day to all Veterans, especially World War II Veterans, which my Father was in. His name is Wilfred Bruce; in Battle of the Bulge, etc. He passed away May 22, 2002, w/o having securedhis WWII records or replacement medals. If anyone knows of him, please contact me at the ab0ve email address. Thank you. I am his daughter, Bruce Jr. My Father was 77 when he passed away. Sometimes we wait too late to listen, which I did... for all of those who fought, forgive me please - I am so interested now andhave no one to talk to about the war. Thank you - May God Bless and keep you all safe and sound from here on to eternity.... Much love & appreciation Bruce, Jr.
Posted By: BruceJr
1st class Fred ! Great Work !
Posted By: 36thID
?27th April 1945. The cannons thundered the whole night and it was early in the morning that American troops liberated our concentration camp near the village of Tuerckheim, in Bavaria. No outburst, surely, in enemy country, but for us, the final certitude to be free and alive. Only fourteen years old and already for me to be aware of all the human cruelty ? I should say inhuman cruelty, against us. A little lost, naturally ? what to do with this new freedom? ? I walked in Tuerckheim, looking for somebody friendly, when a G.I., very tall, addressed sharply to me. I didn?t understand English, so I showed him my forearm on which very clearly he could see my tattooed registration number of concentration camp. Then, very simply, without comment, he took my hand and we went in a well stocked shop on the village place. Before a mirror, the G.I. gave me one dress after another, one too long, the other ugly. I was very moved of gratitude for this man, ready to continue to fight, because the war was not yet finished, and being concerned to decently dress a concentration girl with rags. We took a dress, without paying, the shopkeeper looking us hostile, me finally decently dressed, and the soldier very self-satisfied apparently. With a strong voice he said ?BYE-BYE?, let me, and disappeared in the distance. I don?t more remember his face, but still today, I keep memory of this simple and human soldier who could give me back the appearance of a free girl. If he is still alive ? and I hope it so much ? I would like that he knows that I often think about him and it would be marvellous if he could recognise himself in this story.? Mrs. Marie LIPSTADT-PINHAS ? Brussels. Liberated from concentration camp TURKHEIM (DACHAU) on 27th april 1945, by 7th US ARMY, 10th armored division
Posted By: Fred Vogels
Hello Fred, it's a good thing we met on D-Day. It is not often i come accross somebody who shares my vision on commemorations: IT IS ABOUT THEM, not about you !!! Lest we forget, all for the Vets ! Have updated our website again with even more D-Day 2004 pictures (150+ now). Event Section: D-Day 2004 & Update Submenu.
Posted By: Donald van den Bogert
Dag Fred, Nu ik jouw site heb bekeken, sta ik verbaast over het mooie geheel daarvan, zelde z`n duidelijk overzicht, en waar het om gaat is het publiek te benaderen, dat heb jij heel goed gedaan, ergens zitten wij op een lijn, met wel een duidelijk verschil, en daar schiet jij veel hoger mee, maar het gaat mij om iedereen te laten weten dat wij een vergeten leger hebben waarbij 6200 jonge Nederlandse gesneuvelde militairen nooit aandacht krijgen, dat is het doel van mijn website www.vertelhetjekleinkinderen.tk gelukkig woord deze druk bezocht, maar 3000 bezoekers vind ik nog steeds te weinig, zou Fred mij ergens mee kunnen helpen, om dit aantal te verdubbelen, Mooi, dat is jouw site, petje af, groeten van een veteraan, Fred van der Kleij.
Posted By: Fred van der Kleij
D-Day Events in Normandy, June 2004 Thank you, Fred, for taking the time and commitment to create this site. I stand beside you in your gratitude for the sacrifice made hearly 60 years ago. Do any guests out there know of a web site that has information about ceremonies at this year's 60th Anniversary? I plan on being there. Thanks once again...
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