Military Research

Military Monday – Where ARE the WWII Military Records?

Today I was Googling and looking for information on WWII for a biography I’m writing for a client’s family member who served in the Signal Corps. When I research anything WWII, I start with Google and look for books that I can get at the fabulous Pritzker Military Museum and Library here in Chicago or […]

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Military Monday – The Dead of World War II

I read two books this weekend about our honored dead of World War II. The first was Disposition of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard World War II Dead. This was a pamphlet sent to families after the war was over explaining their choices as to the final interment of their Soldier Dead. The Army […]

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In Memory of Pfc. James Privoznik

Today we remember the ultimate sacrifice for his country, by Pfc. James Privoznik. Originally of the 90th Division, 790th Ordnance until 14 days before he was killed. Then he was moved into the 90th Division, 358th Infantry during the Battle of the Bulge. James is buried in the Luxembourg American Cemetery. James’ story is being […]

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Follow Friday – January 10, 2014

69 years ago the Battle of the Bulge was raging in Europe. Here are a couple of news stories that bring that story into the present day. Emerging from History: Account of Black Soldiers Killed By Nazis And one in which my friend in Luxembourg, Mike Boehler is quoted. Act of Mercy Amid Brutal Winter […]

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Military Monday – The Dead of Winter Book Review

I just finished reading this book, The Dead of Winter by Bill Warnock. What a powerful book! I have done genealogical research on my family’s World War II soldiers, almost all of whom died in service. I have worked with military records (IDPFs, Morning Reports, After Action Reports, and Unit Histories to name a few.) […]

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Stories of the Lost Book Update

As 2013 ended and 2014 rolled around I really began looking closely at my book, Stories of the Lost, which I had planned to publish by now. That did not happen. The final story in the book, about James Privoznik, who died on January 11, 1945, has taken on a life of its own. When […]

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