A Letter From Austin Cox, 29th Division Veteran

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tributes and Remembrances

May 4, 1998 Just for the record, I enlisted in the National Guard of the 29th Division, 115 Infantry Regiment, Company “L” in 1940. I went to England in 1942 and trained in Cornwall and Devon for D-Day. I landed on Omaha Beach ,H-hour plus 10. The time from the beach to the Elbe River included 5 Battle Stars, Spearhead, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and all the rest. I am so proud to be one of the few Citizen Soldiers left who belonged to the only National Guard...

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World War II Veterans Share Their Perspective on Vietnam

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tributes and Remembrances

“Vietnam”-Merry Go Round I know your paper is mainly about the 29th and the study of World War II. Many of the old 29ers have sons that went to Vietnam and I was thinking a story on their war under circumstances that appeared to be a total act without meaning might be pertinent. These Vietnam Vets should never have received all the criticism, and be judged as they were. If I may go back in time a little, My husband and I had both served in WWII. Mario is a...

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A Letter From Jack R. Wilson, Battery “A”, 111th Field Artillery Battalion and D-Day Veteran

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tributes and Remembrances

I was a member of Battery A, 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Division. I was in command of the battery when we landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Obviously a very memorable day for all of us. The sea waves were very high that day and all but one of the “ducks” we were in with sunk. Our howitzers sunk when we left the L.S.T. Shortly thereafter, the Navy did a wonderful job of rescuing all of the men that were on the “ducks” that were sunk. The...

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Letters Home From 29th Division Veteran Matthew Mlynarski

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tributes and Remembrances

Letters Home From 29th Division Veteran Matthew Mlynarski

War-Time Letters From a 29th Division Veteran Mark Mlynarski graciously shared with Normandy Allies several letters which his father, Matthew Mlynarski, sent to his family during World War II. We are privileged to share a few of these with you and thank Mark for making these letters available. These letters are for the most part from my father, Matthew Mlynarski, to his mother Mary. My father was born May 12, 1916 in Wheeling, West Virginia. When he was 2 years old my...

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A Tribute to Ralph Kuhn

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tributes and Remembrances

A Tribute to Ralph Kuhn

Remembering Ralph Kuhn This tribute to the late Ralph Kuhn was submitted by his wife, Inez Kuhn. We appreciate her sharing his story with us, and want to express our sincere gratitude to Ralph’s family and all our veterans for their sacrifice and courage. Ralph H. Kuhn of the 29th Division Empire State Post #101 and a former Prisoner of War in Germany passed away July 1, 1997. His military service also included the 121st Cavalry from 1929-1934. He was 85 years old....

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Remembering Clyde Cagle, KIA July 1944

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tributes and Remembrances

Remembering Clyde Cagle, KIA July 1944

Gerald Cagle has very graciously made available these letters from his brother Clyde, who was killed in action near St. Lo, France in July, 1944. Also attached are letters from a soldier who knew Clyde and was with him when he was killed, as well as letters sent home by Clyde’s commanders after his death. These precious documents bear witness to the courage and sacrifice made by so many and remind us of the terrible cost of war. Thank you Gerald, for sharing these...

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