Picture below is from winter training maneuvers prior to deployment after D-day invasion.
Pine Camp, NY
These are the things/people penned onto my Dad's war trophy Nazi flag.
Mg Sqd 3d PLAT --- not sure this is very faint
1. Leo Fowler – Lisbon Ohio Leo Fowler
2. Gerald H. Petersen – 1013 California Ave. Butte, Montana Gerald H Petersen
3. Ralph D Olson – Effie, Minnesota Ralph Olson
4. Edward Swieca – Groton, Mass. Edward Swieca
1 st Rifle Squad
1. Anthony J Ritch – Penna. Anthony J Ritch
2. Scotty Schofield – Syracuse, N.Y.
3. Pat Flaherty – 257 E St. So. Boston, Mass. Pat Flaherty
4. Robert E. Scharon - 2928 Grantley Rd. Balto, MD. Robert E. Scharon Sr.
5. Larry Steubing – N.Y.
6. Arthur Goquen – Mass.
7. Charles Harrison – W. Va. Charles Harrison ?
8. Glen Byrd – Moiss Point, Miss. (Perhaps Moss Point?)
9. Vincent T. Stolarczyk
10. Grover Peffers – Geneva, N.Y. Grover H. Peffers
11. Anthony J. Dispoto – Lodi, N.J. Anthony J. Dispoto Sr.
12. Cecil L. Bryant – Fort Worth, Texas Cecil Lee Bryant
Co A. 41 st Armd. Inf ^
Machine Gun 5AD |
Late in life, my dad wondered what became of all these men that rode in his halftrack after the war ended. I've now linked all that I could find on findagrave.com to this page and placed links (via virtual flowers on all their memorial pages) to this page in hopes of finding out more about them and their lives since the service in WW2. Some of those links above are missing and some may be inaccurate but most seem to be pretty reliable. The others may still be living or just haven't been added to findagrave at this point (6/9/2020).
Leave comments below if you know any information about any of the above individuals or even unit information that I may be unaware of.
Thanks to all these brave soldiers for saving the world from the tyranny of the axis powers.