Posts Tagged With: Jennifer Holik

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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Military Monday – Tips on Organizing World War II Records

The abundance of records available for World War II do not stop with a soldier’s service file (OMPF.) There are numerous reports which may list a soldier or provide the context in which he served (battles, citations received, movements, transportation.) These records range from the Company level all the way up to the overall war. […]

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