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These were the returned Morning Reports from when I had this site on my web space that came with my e-mail service. It was only 5MB of space and I quickly out grew this space and had to move to Rootsweb. Just scroll down to read them all.

(Date) April 26, 2001

(Name) Virginia Nose Marshall

(E-Mail Address) roseair@texas.net

(How did you find this site) Through "Google"

(Comments) I am researching my father, William Francis Nose. He was in the 110th Infantry, attached to the 28th Div. He was a replacement from Camp Lee, VA. but was drafted in Taylor County,WV. I'm still looking for positive facts on the 110th Infantry.


(Date) 25 April 2001

(Name) JM PIERRE

(E-Mail Address) jmpierre@iut-longwy.uhp-nancy.fr

(How did you find this site) while looking for information on my home village

(Comments) Very interesting. I am looking for information (diaries, pictures, etc) on Bourmont and its area (especially hospital in Bazoilles) during WW1.


(Date) 4-22-2001

(Name) ElizabethBrown

(E-Mail Address) lundbrow@webtv.net

(Comments) Just saw the new page today and thank you for putting my Dad's name in there. I liked it. The poor old ship looks even worse doesn't it? Do many people visit the site?


(Date) 03/28/01

(Name) Bob Travis

(E-Mail Address) rtravis605@aol.com

(How did you find this site) Through Yahoo

(Comments) This is by far the best site I have found regarding the South Dakota/Huron that I have found. Was this ship ever with,near, or involved with the "Great White Fleet" ?


(Date) 3-24-2001

(Name) Elizabeth Lundmark-Brown

(E-Mail Address) lundbrow@webtv.net

(How did you find this site) Search engine

(Comments) I have a picture of the USS Radnor in poor condition bringing troops home. I assume my Dad was one of them, bt I don't know. I need to find a roster if that is possible. I have many pictures from Paris, WW1. His name was Harry A Lundmark CPL Army. Based in Paris. I sent you an e-mail but no answer. I loved you Web site!!! Doyou want a copy of that pcture?


(Date) 03-21-01

(Name) paul smith

(E-Mail Address) ups131@webtv.net

(How did you find this site) search

(Comments)

My f ather was in the 167th inf and possibly stoped at camp merritt on his way over seas. enjoyed your site


(Date) 15 February 2001

(Name) W. H. Campbell

(E-Mail Address) whcampbell@starpower.net

(How did you find this site) through a lot of disorganized web surfing

(Comments)

I am trying to get information on my grandfather (Raymond Francis Campbell) who enlisted in the Coast Artillery @ Ft. Banks (Boston), Massachusetts in 1916. He subsequently served in the A.E.F., and was awarded the Victory Medal with four battle clasps (Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive Sector). His discharge lists rank as Bugler, and his unit as the 12th Co. C.A.C.. I can find no referrence to this unit in the A.E.F., therefore, I assume that it was incorporated into one of the Brigades/Regiments on your web site. Any suggestions on how I should proceed?

Thanks!


(Date) 3/9/01

(Name) Ed

(E-Mail Address) kingstudebaker@webtv.net

(How did you find this site) Typed in Camp Merritt on Search

(Comments) Very interesting account and picture of Camp Merritt and and the story of Corporal Edington. I live but a few blocks from where Post # 1 was on Madison Avenue in Dumont. Some of the old camp buildings are still in use, some as homes, libraries, or places of business. One building is still on its original site in Cresskill. The old railroad station in Cresskill burned down a few years ago and is replaced by a small park. The camp is memorialized by a 60 foot high monument where the center of the camp was.This monument was dedicated by General John Pershing on Memorial Day in 1924.


(Date) 02/26/01

(Name) Howard E. Bartholf

(E-Mail Address) howard.bartholf@carotek.com

(How did you find this site) checked under Camp Merritt

(Comments) My interest is Camp Merritt as my father grew up on what was then the camp proper. My mother also grew up in what was the hospital area of the camp. I myself have a pretty good collection of Camp Merritt post cards from WW1. My great uncles helped build the camp. Most of Camp Merritt was burned down during a spectacular fire in the late 1920's. Can share other things about the camp with you if you wish.


(Date) FEB 17 2001

(Name) JACK MARCEY

(E-Mail Address) J82567@AOL.COM

(How did you find this site) YAHOO

(Comments) MY GRANDFATHER WAS ON THIS SHIP 1919-1920.I HAVE HIS YEARBOOK OF THE WORLD CRUISE THAT USS HURON WAS ASSIGNED...JM


(Date) 15 February 2001

(Name) W. H. Campbell

(E-Mail Address) whcampbell@starpower.net

(How did you find this site) through a lot of disorganized web surfing

(Comments) I am trying to get information on my grandfather (Raymond Francis Campbell) who enlisted in the Coast Artillery @ Ft. Banks (Boston), Massachusetts in 1916. He subsequently served in the A.E.F., and was awarded the Victory Medal with four battle clasps (Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive Sector). His discharge lists rank as Bugler, and his unit as the 12th Co. C.A.C.. I can find no referrence to this unit in the A.E.F., therefore, I assume that it was incorporated into one of the Brigades/Regiments on your web site. Any suggestions on how I should proceed?

Thanks!


(Date) 2-6-2001

(Name) Tom Kirkpatrick

(E-Mail Address) tsk@diamondgraphicsinc.net

(How did you find this site) Heard about from the "main man" himself!

(Comments) Hey Joe:

GREAT SITE!! You obviously have put alot of work (not to mention heart & soul) into it. I have some old newspaper articles about my grandmothers cousin who was gassed in France during the war. He survived and came home to become a police officer, and later was sheriff for Kalamazoo County. I'll have to pull some of that stuff and send you copies. Keep up the good work Joe...we all need to remember.

Tom


(Date) 2/5/01

(Name) Dawn Campbell Sheldarski

(E-Mail Address) djshed@epix.net

(Home Page) none

(How did you find this site) Searching for Camp Merritt.

(Comments) I have a photo of my grandfather at the "Ear, Nose, & Throat Ward 6, USA, Camp Merritt, NJ" I also have scenic site photos of Brest. My grandfather died in 1939, or there abouts. My grandmother never spoke about him much. My brother and I have been doing a small bit of research. This is the most info I have found. Thanks. My grandfather's name was Rexford Campbell.


(Date) January 25, 2001

(Name) Lucy De Vries Duffy

(E-Mail Address) lucyhope@aol.com

(How did you find this site) just scanning for info on WWI

(Comments) On May 26 and 27th the historical society of the village of St Parize in central France is having an exhibition honoring the Americans who served in WWI and were in their village. There was a huge Base Hospitalin the Mars Sur Allier/St Parize/ Magny Cours area, generally referred to as the Mars Hospital. My father was a medic stationed in this Hospital and met and later married my mother. I have spent time in this area doing research on those times and my parents. I have edited stories which my mother wrote about life in her village and letters, diaries, etc related to the Americans in her village. I am compiling this story for my family and to share with the historical society. I have been invited to participate in this exhibition which will also honor my mother. The people in the village asked me if I knew of any other people like myself, descendants of soldiers who were in that hospital or served there. So I began browsing and came across your web site. I have some !

names but no idea how to find descendants. I am also interested in finding any veterans organizations who might be interested in this project since I have someone interested in doing a documentary but a Veterans Group would give it credibility. In the village there exists a monument to the Americans who died for Right, for Liberty and for France which, with the current interest, is being revived and honored.

Any information you might have about this would be appreciated.

Lucy Duffy


(Date) 16 January 2001

(Name) Marta

(E-Mail Address) mnorton@datawest.net

(Home Page) n/a

(How did you find this site) search on google.com for Major General Charles H. Muir

(Comments) I was looking for more information on my great uncle, John Bates 28th Inf. Reg, 1st Inf Div, PA who died 15 Oct. 1918, when I found your page. I like how you have your page with a day by day account of what happened in Argonne, France. Keep up the great work.


(Date) January 15, 2001

(Name) Martin Beatty

(E-Mail Address) mrb50@bellsouth.net

(How did you find this site) Doing WW I research. from a"Google" search

(Comments) Your web site is great. My grandmothers brother, Cpl. Frank L. Akins was assigned to the 28th Div ( Pa Nat'l Guard)(Philadelphia)111th Inf, Co M. He was killed in Femes- Fismette France on August 12, 1918 and he is buries in the Oisne- Aisne American Military Cemetery. I have a large oil painting of him in uniform, probably painted from a picture. I have some of his ribbons but I can't find out why he didn't at least get awarded the Purple Heart. I have documents that say he was trying to carry a wounded buddy back to safety and that they both were hit. One article says maching gun fire the other says a shell got them. I have a note that indicated that he was put in for a Dist Service medal but I don't see any indication of him receiving that either. I have the original telegram telling his family that he was killed in action and photo's of his older sister standing at his grave in the 30's when she went over there on a Gold Star Mothers tour. God bless all that gave their lives for their country and freedom.


(Date) 12/1/2000

(Name) Ed Fusco

(E-Mail Address) kingstudebaker@webtv.net

(How did you find this site) I just typed in Camp Merritt

(Comments)A very interesting site about a World War I camp that very few people know about. I live but a few blocks from Post # 1 on Madison Avenue. I have the history of Camp Merritt written by Mr. Howard Rose who tells the complete story of the problems they had leasing the ground for the camp. The pictures and stories he writes about show how the camp was constructed and also the problems they had with AWOLs and draftees who would not fight for this country being of enemy nationality. Today, very little exists of the camp that once covered 720 acres. A few buildings are still in use as homes,libraries and a museum. The center of the camp is marked by a 50-foot high monument with the names of the 538 men and four nurses that were victims of the flu epidemic in 1918. This monument was dedicated on Memorial day, 1924 by General John J. Pershing with over 20,000 spectators and dignitaries attending the ceremonies. Recently, the children of a local school donated money to buy floodlights for night illumination of the monument. It is an inspiring sight indeed to see the monument and flag brightly illuminated against the night sky!


(Date) 11/29/00

(Name) Domenic Pastore Jr.

(E-Mail Address) dpast32@aol.com

(How did you find this site) via a Web search

(Comments) Please accept my commendation for an outstanding site !! Your site serves as a virtual on-line unit history for the 56th CA during it's tour with the AEF. As I'm sure you're aware, there isn't all that much data available on-line concerning the US CAC. ( Other than the US-CDSG site, which is a fantastic resource relating to the assorted CAC forts & installations. However, it doesn't really delve into the CAC's WW1 service with the AEF, nor does it contain any in depth unit related data. ) I am currently attempting to research the US 43rd CA's WW1 era service, both at home and in France. ( Re: US 30th Brigade, CAC, which consisted of the 42, 43, 52 & 53rd CA Regiments.) Although I have many US WW1 related texts on hand, I still can't find any detailed data pertaining to the 43rd CA. Some texts mention them as Railway Artillery, while others refer to them as GHQ Reserve Artillery, which is correct ? I see that their primary piece was 190mm / 19cm, but I can find no reference to this particular piece of ordnance ? While studying other WW1 era CAC Regt's, I found that many were staffed "en masse" from a particular source organization, such as a former NG artillery unit. Are you aware of where the 43rd obtained it's cadre ? ( My interest in the 43rd is related to the WW1 era service of PFC Henry D. Hunt, No. 579084, of Battery F, 43rd CA AEF. ) PFC Hunt was formally with the 20th Company, Rhode Island CA (NG), but was discharged from them on Aug. 5, 1917, presumably for transfer to the 43rd. If you would be so kind as to share ANY data that you may have concerning the 43rd CA, 30th CAC Bigade, and or any other related subject, I WOULD BE MOST DEEPLY APPRECIATIVE. As a part-time researcher & historian, my primary focus is in R.I. related military history, preferably within the post 1898 era. I have a decent sized personal library available, and would gladly assist you with any R.I. related research you may have in the future. ( I don't have all the answers, but I'll be happy to try for you.) I THANK YOU in advance for your assistance with this matter, and will eagerly await your reply. Best regards, Dom Pastore Jr.


(Date) 11-24-2000

(Name) Wayne Winterton

(E-Mail Address) wayne@winchoice.com

(Home Page) www.oldtimeclipart.com

(How did you find this site) Connected through eBay transactions

(Comments) What a nice job you've done in working to preserve the memory of your grandfather. You are to be commended for your work. I'm impressed!


(Date) 22 November 2000

(Name) Lonnie E. Mettler

(E-Mail Address) lonnie.e.mettler@usace.army.mil

(How did you find this site) Very Informative

(Comments) I am researching information on my Grandfather who was a member of the 163rd Depot Brigade at the end of WWI. This site is the only site I have found with the unit referenced. If you have any other information on this unit I would appreciate being informed of the location or how to access it. Thank you for your efforts here. These types of things are very valuable.


(Date) 11/13/00

(Name) Rich Peters

(E-Mail Address) chard@rconnect,com

(How did you find this site) Hit on your Camp Dodge link.

(Comments) A very good sight. I been working on similar project for my wife's grandfather. He was in the 1ST/3RD Iowa Infantry Regiment, Federalized as 168TH Inf Reg,42ND Rainbow Divsion. I have copies of a picture where he is guarding the railroad bridge coming into Camp Dodge.I have a copy of his itinerary but he did not start this until July 15TH, 1917. He enlisted April 14,1917.His outfit moved to the Iowa State Fairground for a symbolic camp before shipping out. Overseas he was a scout/sniper for the 168TH Reg. Later he was a motorcycle courier until shipping back on the USS Leviathan. Upon return to Iowa, he worked for the Railroad until he opened a plumbing shop in Mason City IA. He retired from this around 1962. He died in 1980. Thanx Rich Peters


(Date) October 3, 2000

(Name) Nancy TenBieg Ryan

(E-Mail Address) leonancyr@aol.com

(How did you find this site) Using the Yahoo search engine for TenBieg

(Comments) Vincent J Ten Bieg, the last man listed on the troop list for the Radnor, was my father. It was certainly a surprise to see him listed. We knew a lot about his service records, but had not seen a list like that. Thanks a lot for having this web site. I did not have time to read it all but I have bookmarked so I can do so.


(Date) 4 September 2000

(Name) Marge Donaldson

(E-Mail Address) Mardee1928@aol.com

(Home Page) None

(How did you find this site) Browsing www.google.com for return of AEF Troops, 1919, via NY harbor/Hoboken

(Comments) Thanks! Learned my father, Pvt. Carl H. Haupt, 3114215 (orig Co. B, 68th Engr, 6/1/18-12/19/18, then 55th Co., Transportation Corp (32nd Div) to 6/28/19 hon. disc. likely at Camp Merritt, N.J. for 10 days, during AEF demobilization per two Field Medical Card entries: "Base Hospital No. 69, Mar 2, 1919, General condition good.[sustained hernia, etc.in truck tip over] O. K. for transfer to U.S.A.", and, "Admitted U.S.A. Deb. Hosp. #3, NYC per AEF 4-17-'19, Evacuated: April 17, 1919 to Camp Kearney, Cal." Reading 4/18/19 issue of New York Times, noted that four ships arrived NYC (Hoboken piers) on the 17th: Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, Saxonia, Roanoke and Sierra. The article said that 10 base hospitals were aboard the Kaiserin, but did not specify which ones. Can you help me?


(Date) 29th August 2000

(Name) Glynn Lowth

(E-Mail Address) glynn@lowth1.demon.co.uk

(How did you find this site) Internet search during family history

(Comments) I was intrigued to see the references to Henry Lowth who was confined in the Brigg for being Drunk & Disorderly! I would be interested to hear from anyone with a LOWTH famliy history interest.

Glynn Lowth

Watnall, Nottingham England


(Date) 8-25-2000

(Name) Keith Williford

(E-Mail Address) kwdpscu@texas.net

(Home Page) n/a

(How did you find this site) search program

(Comments) I've been working on a history of my grandfather's somewhat uneventful career in WWI for many years. He was a member of the 141st FA, 39th Division, which departed for France from Camp Merritt. I couldn't help but notice, though, that his unit was not listed in the roster? Nonetheless, a marvelous site. Very useful for any WWI researcher. Keep up the good work.

Keith Williford


(Date) 10 August 2000

(Name) Dave Beaulieu

(E-Mail Address) DKBeaulieu@Netscape.net

(Home Page) n/a

(How did you find this site) search engine on SS Henry R. Mallory

(Comments) Excellent presentation ! A definate bookmark for me ! I had a cousin, Fr. Valmore G. Savignac, 1st LT, Army Chaplain (catholic priest from Rhode Island) killed aboard the Mallory on 7 Feb 1943 when torpedoed by U-402 while on his way to Iceland. His family was not notifed of his death until one month later. He was the 1st priest from RI to die in WWII. I keep in touch via telephone with his only living blood relative - his "baby" sister, Rita (she's 88 now)in Florida. Do you hear from, or know of any survivors of the Mallory's last voyage ? I guess they're all gone.

Many thanks for a very pleasant Web excursion...

Best Regards,

Dave Beaulieu

Newtown Square, PA

(15 miles west of Philadelphia, PA)


(Date) 6/25/2000

(Name) Vincent Fitzgerald

(E-Mail Address) webmaster@hempsteadplains.com

(Home Page) www.hempsteadplains.com

(How did you find this site) search engine, searching on Camp Merritt

(Comments) Nice job. How did you get the Division lists? I am using a book by a man named Beamish. My interest is in Camp Mills, with a minor interest in other Hoboken Embarkation Camps. There is a book available from Bergen Books on Camp Merritt. Also if you are particularly interested there is also a panoramic photo of the Camp.
Regards,
Vincent Fitzgerald
www.hempsteadplains.com


(Date) 16 April 2000

(Name) Susan Giordano

(E-Mail Address) Bizkit1998@aol.com

(How did you find this site) just typed in 56th Coast Artillery

(Comments) Just want to tell you how excited I was when I happened to come across this site! I have been doing my family's genealogy for about three years and have found obituary on my Great Grand Uncle, John McLaughlin born in Ireland and lived in Waterbury, CT. He served over seas in World War I with Battery F, 56th Coast Artillery and until now I did not know what his service consisted of. I have since sent for his military records. Hopefully I will be able to share information and if you come across a John Mclaughlin in your research I would appreciate any info. My uncle passed away in 1940. Finding information is very difficult as all of my ancestors have passed away. Once again, thank you for the wonderful site! I have book marked it! Keep in touch.

 

Susan Giordano


(Date) 2/21/00

(Name) Michael T. Breslin

(E-Mail Address) breslini@home.com

(How did you find this site) In the course of researching information regarding my Grandfather's participation in WW1 I came across your wonderful website!

(Comments) You obviously loved your Grandfather as much as I did mine. The time and effort you have invested in your web site's construction is an inspiration. My Grandfather was the most important man in my life. As a little boy and young man I spent hours asking him to recount his experiences in France during WW1 and never tired of his recollections...no matter how many times I had heard them before! In 1989 I had the fortunate opportunity to visit the site of these many stories for myself. Following, to the letter, a diary my Grandfather kept of his service from October, 1917 to December, 1918 I came face to face with many of the places I had only imagined. He (Pvt. Albert H. Copeland) was a member of Company A, 26TH Engineers,U.S.A.. This was a "water supply regiment" and my Grandfather was a 22 year old apprentice plumber from Brampton, Ontario, Canada by way of Jackson, Michigan when he enlisted in September of 1917. Every bit of the "journey", both in time and space, that this diary took me on was indescribable. However, one event stands out from all the others. On December 16, 1917 my Grandfather made the following entry from Bourmont, France. "We went up on the old church which is 300 years old and made my enishils (sp) on the top of it in a stone plate around the tower - it is put in 1/2in deep." On a beautiful Autumn afternoon as my wife and I approached this beautiful old church through a "tunnel" of centuries old trees all of these tales that spellbound me as a wide-eyed boy came rushing back to me! Past a charming old walled farm house, welcomed by its barking dogs, to the top of a hill we excitedly made our way. There, covered in 300+72 years of moss, sat the church of my Grandfather's diary! I went reverently to try the door only to find that it was locked. At that moment with my disappointment overwhelming me came a "Bonjour!" from the direction of the farmhouse. We were about to make the acquaintance of not only the master of the farmhouse but the caretaker of the church as well! Ruddy cheeked "Johann" greeted us warmly and introduced himself in French. I did the same in my best high school approximation of his native tongue. Aiding me imeasurably in my telling of our purpose in rousing him on this peaceful afternoon was a packet of "photo postcards" that were as necessary to the WW1 soldier as his mess kit. Thank goodness my Great Grandfather had kept each and everyone of them my Grandfather had sent home to him! I bear a striking resemblance to my Grandfather and it didn't take long for Johann to realize the familial connection. I then added that "...70 years ago during WW1 my Grandfather climbed to the top of the church's tower and carved his initials!" At that point one of the defining and memorable moments of my life occured. Johann got big tears in his eyes and said, "...I will go around and get the key." When he returned he unlocked the massive, wooden door and directed me to the anctient belfry. I opened a second door revealing about 50-75 feet of stairways and ladders! I said to myself by way of inspiration "Breslin, you haven't come all this was to let a few feet of precipitous stairway stop you. So...with my camera slung around my neck I resoutely, albeit gingerly, picked my way over 300+ years of rickety ladders and pigeon shit toward my goal. At last at the top, having conquered the two sizable bells as my final obstacle, I manuevered the trap door open and ventured expectantly out on to the top of the tower. My Grandfather's best friend during his army time was a young man from Pennsylvania, he would come to tell me about years later, by the name of Henry H. Davies. There on the first balluster I laid my eyes on as I emerged from the belfry deeper and more legible than any of the hundreds of initials present were those of Henry H. Davies!! But, try as I did, going over every inch of that "...stone plate around the tower..." I was unable to turn up my Grandfather's. Those on the top of the plate had been worn by the intervening 70+ years of weather. Nonetheless, I was very disappointed and could only think to yell at the heavens, "Grandpa, why didn't you press harder!" I then climbed slowly back down, a decidedly different person. The "connection" was complete as you know if you have been fortunate enough to visit the spots your Grandfather described to you in his version of the stories my Grandfather entrusted to me. Thanks for the opportunity to share this with someone who obviously cares. Good luck with your continued efforts.


(Date) 20 février 2000

(Name) Stef

(E-Mail Address) stef.le.mat@infonie.fr

(How did you find this site) by motor

(Comments) very goog job ! i'm french and live in brest (Lambézellec). i'm interested by the "AEF in Brest"

Sorry my english is very bad !


(Date) 1-22-2000

(Name) shirlene eades

(E-Mail Address) eadesfam@ballistic.com

(Home Page) none

(How did you find this site) The trenches

(Comments) I enjoyed this site...My father was in was in WW1.He was in the 325 infatry. Co.A.He was in from 1917 to 1919.He was wounded,(gased)in 1918.Did your father recieve any type of medals for being in the war?My father never recieved any! I am tring to get the medals he should have recieved many years ago.He fought in the battles at Mehill & Muise Argomme In 1918.

1/26/00

Mr.Hartwell,

It was so good hearing from you.In answer to your question Sir,I did not know the 325th.inf. was part of the 163rd. & 82nd.inf.I do not have any history about them but would love to learn.I don`t know much about my fathers battles except what is on his discharge,the battles and dates.I do know he should have gotten 3 medals for the battles he fought in. All he had to show for the war is a picture of Lady Liberty with a flag waving in the back ground and soldiers standing in the back ground. And one soldier knelling on one knee and she has a sword on his shoulder and a paper raised above her head.It states he served with honor and was wounded in action in world war one,signed by Woodrow Wilson dated 1919.He was very proud of it and so am I. Thank you for caring and for sharing.If you have any thing on the Mehiel & Muise Argomme battles please send it to me,Would you by any chance know where my father might have shipped out from.And how can I find out where he did his basci training?

Thank you so much, Shirlene

2/13/00

Mr.Hartwell,

Thank you for the history of the 82nd.Inf. It was very detailed. I just have to share some good news with you, yesterday I recived a letter from the N.P.R.C. and it said I would recieve my fathers medals. For his fighting at St.Mehill and Meuse-Argonne.I will get the ww1 victory medal and the bronze victory button.They said they would be sent within 120 days. I was so happy I cried. After all of these years they are sending them! I only wish he was here to recieve them himself. You said you thought your grandfather was gassed, did he recieve a document for that? The reason I ask is because I have a picture that my father was very proud of,it`s a 12x14 picture of Lady Liberty standing in front of a soldier that is knelling on one knee and she is holding a sword on his right shoulder, her left hand is raised above her head and in it is a document, the flag is waving behind her and there are soldiers standing all around in the back ground. The words at the bottom are, Walter Braswell (my father) Pvt,1st,Class Co."A" 325th.Inf. SERVERD WITH HONOR IN THE WORLD WAR AND WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION. It is sizned by Woodrow Wilson 1919. Do you think he was given this because they did not give Purple Hearts in WW1? I have gone through many books about the war but I have never saw any thing like this. I also recieved my grandfathers (my fathers father)Muster Roll cards last week and found he was wounded at the battle of Bull Run Aug.30,1862.Just thought I would mention that.

Thank you for listening and for the wonderfull infomation you sent me. Hope to hear from you again! Shirlene


(Date) 24 Dec 99

(Name) Dennis WILLIAMS

(E-Mail Address) DWILLIAMS725@HOTMAIL.COM

(How did you find this site) LINK

(Comments) Very Eductional. Took alot of time and dedication to develope this. We have alot of veterans and service members we should never forget what they done for us. TIME Magazine is trying to find out the person of the century. Right noe Elvis Presley is leading the Votes. Colin Powell is trying to rally individuals to vote for the person of the century== American GI Campaign. The website is http://www.pathfinder.com/time/time100/poc/century.html

Pass this on if you think its worthy. God Bless


(Date) 12/16/99

(Name) Bud Shortridge

(E-Mail Address) bud@fortwayne.infi.net

(Home Page) http://www.angelfire.com/in/shiphistory

(How did you find this site) Direct contact with Joe Hartwell

(Comments) A very impressive site. Easy to read, informative, and holds ones interest.


(Date) December 11,1999

(Name) Millard Greer

(E-Mail Address) mg9937@aol.com

(Comments) Dear Mr. Hartwell,
First of all let me congratulate you on research for your grandfather's service in WW1. Your work is very impressive, and well presended. I only wish I had your skills. My late father was a WW1 vet, died over 20 years ago,he seldom spoke of the war, and left no records or documents. I only knew his serial number, and the date he was wounded and a few other things that he told me about. With in the past four years I have been able to assemble quite a few facts about his service, unit history(listed as a (MIA)station list,hospitals in France etc. I have hit a stump concerning ship records! I have been unsuccesful in locating "ship manifest list", and "deck logs". I have the ships names and dates, ports etc, but every time I write the Archives I have gotten no results. Would you consider corresponding with me concerning this? This information would pretty well complete my work, and perhaps I could get everything in good form for my family.

Respectfully, Millard Greer


(Date) 11/4/99

(Name) Liz,Al,Nancy,Hank

(E-Mail Address) alliz@esper.com

(Comments) Very well done. We are all impressed, with the quality of the writing and the quality of the pictures. The writing is done from such a personal view that we feel like we're right there. It will be Al's second veteran day celebration here and he attends our church's flag pole service and he will especially remember Uncle Guy next week at the service. Thank you for keeping history alive.


This page was created on 16 August, 2001

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