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Military Monday – Fred Goempel’s Story Part 2

Guest post by Barbara Geisler. The IDPF had stated that Fred was unknown to his platoon, but I was able to find a man who remembered Fred quite well. They had attended basic training together, and he could pinpoint what happened just up to that fateful day. This man had been injured during the crossing. […]

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Military Monday – Fred Goempel’s Story Part 1

Guest post by Barbara Geisler. Many years ago, my mother-in-law was reminiscing about her eldest brother, Fred, who went off to war in early January 1945, when she was twelve years old. In February, the family received word that Fred had been listed as missing in action in Germany. They held out hope that he […]

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World War II Records Research Books Available

Now available! Volumes 1 and 2 of the new World War II records series, Stories from the World War II Battlefield. Volume 1 : Reconstructing Army, Air Corps, and National Guard Service Volume 2: Navigating Service of the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Merchant Marines Joe Balkoski was the first to review Volume 1 […]

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