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Enrico

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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    Hi Markbris, I am very happy to hear this news! If you give me an address, and an e-mail, I make you in contact from my friend who found the dog tag!
    Thanks for now
    Enrico
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Info - Charles U Culmer   
    Marion sorry, but I have tried to trace who had found this dog-tag, but it's been so long that I can no longer find this person....

    sorry
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Info - Charles U Culmer   
    Hey Enrico, do you still have those dog tags. I just renewed my subscription to Ancestry.com and found that old letter I sent to the distant family member. Let me know. Thanks!
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Thanks CaptO, very exhaustive! I hope to find more information about him. I found out that his brother, Sergeant, is buried at Ft. Bragg cemetery.... Now this is still my main question .... only paratroopers were trained at Ft. Bragg or even artillery?
     
    Jean Jacobsen, I think every life is important and to be respected. I think that we exist only if we remain in the memories of someone .... Because sooner or later everyone will leave this earth, and only memories will demonstrate that we are indeed existed, for those who will stay here more of us....
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    Enrico reacted to Jean Jacobson in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Capt O - Great Photos! Thank You!
     
    And Enrico, what you wrote about a person's life - is beautiful!
     
    Jean
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Fort Bragg also trained engineers.
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    Wishing you all the success.
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Thanks CaptO, very exhaustive! I hope to find more information about him. I found out that his brother, Sergeant, is buried at Ft. Bragg cemetery.... Now this is still my main question .... only paratroopers were trained at Ft. Bragg or even artillery?
     
    Jean Jacobsen, I think every life is important and to be respected. I think that we exist only if we remain in the memories of someone .... Because sooner or later everyone will leave this earth, and only memories will demonstrate that we are indeed existed, for those who will stay here more of us....
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    My pleasure

    I love this research, and I hope the relatives reply to the mail, so I'll be able to add more details to the story!
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    Enrico reacted to Jean Jacobson in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Fascinating! and Bravo to great research and respect for another human being!
     
    Jean
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    Enrico reacted to CaptO in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    It does sound like artillery, but it could also be an anti-tank gun. While explosions in modern artillery (basically since the advent of breech loading weapons) are rare, they do happen. For example, "separate loading ammunition" (normally 155mm and bigger) consists of a projectile that is rammed into the breech (the lands bite into a copper band to prevent it from sliding back) and bags of propellant are placed behind it prior to the breech being closed. Following the firing of the round, a sponge on pole (the swab) is used to wet the inside of the breech to ensure that the embers are extinguished be throwing more bags of propellant inside (just like in the muzzle loading days of yore). If this is not done, there could be catastrophic events. There is also the possibility of overloading the breech or even the explosion of the round upon firing. This could be caused by a breech obstruction or faulty ammo which I would think may be more prevalent in days when ammo was hurriedly manufactured and shipped like in WWII. If you will recall, 7 Marines were killed when a mortar was fired after being double loaded.
     
    Here are some arty loading pictures:
    The Projectile ram -

     
    The propellant (this one isn't made up of bags, but one solid container)

     
    About to swab a M777 155mm gun:

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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    looking and searching for connections, in the article I found the grandchildren and, the history of one of the sons.... amazing I think I've found the grandchildren and the daughter's husband directly on white pages
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    this is his ancestry page
     
    http://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/bernard-lee-fosko_155604136
     
     
     
    and this is an article about the death of a son, I do not know if it can help....
     
    http://www.tribunecourier.com/view/full_story/23940475/article-Joe-Fosko--?
     
     
    and here speaks of the death of his wife .... from what I can understand all three children have already died.... damn that unfortunate family .... makes me sad
     
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106117619
     
     
    This is a page dedicated to his son who died in 2013, I am trying to go back to some nephew...
     
    http://www.milnerandorr.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=49915#/celebrationWall
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    Enrico got a reaction from CaptO in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    Very true, but here it also says "it can not rain forever"!
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    sifting through the book I found the page for letters and a test letter dated December 22, 1944 declares that the soldier was in Italy.... which would never go with the parachutist hypothesis.... on another page instead I found a clipping of an Italian aircraft , taken perhaps from a book....
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Now it's my turn

    I bought this Army Reader, from a person here in Bologna where I live ....
    To my surprise I discovered that the booklet is partly compiled and translated in Italian!

    trying to find out information about the owner James Elmer Faison 34457613, I discovered he was enlisted at Ft. Bragg and that it was not lucky enough to be able to go home since he died in January 1945 KIA...

    I would like, if possible, to know something about this soldier, if he was a paratrooper etc.

    Thanks in advance for the help!






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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    ok so at this point ft. Bragg ?? not only the paratroopers were trained them?

    However a friend of mine was telling me about a similar incident happened at the 91st Inf. div. in an area that I know well. He will let me know if the date coincides!
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    WHOA! What were the chances of that? Good detective work!!!
     
    How sad though...
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    He will see your thank you, for he will read this post.
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    thank him for me! However I would say at this point mission successful! My friend will try to contact the wife of the son of Fosko!
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Bernard L. Fosko 35735227 34th Inf. Div.   
    Heard back from Pat. Sorry, no good news...
     
     
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Now it's my turn

    I bought this Army Reader, from a person here in Bologna where I live ....
    To my surprise I discovered that the booklet is partly compiled and translated in Italian!

    trying to find out information about the owner James Elmer Faison 34457613, I discovered he was enlisted at Ft. Bragg and that it was not lucky enough to be able to go home since he died in January 1945 KIA...

    I would like, if possible, to know something about this soldier, if he was a paratrooper etc.

    Thanks in advance for the help!






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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Thanx, I admit to being quite excited, because I did not think to find information on the soldier who had belonged, and instead even name and serial number, it was really good!
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    Enrico got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    sifting through the book I found the page for letters and a test letter dated December 22, 1944 declares that the soldier was in Italy.... which would never go with the parachutist hypothesis.... on another page instead I found a clipping of an Italian aircraft , taken perhaps from a book....
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    Enrico reacted to Walt's Daughter in Elmer James Faison 34457613   
    Wow, that is quite a find and interesting regarding the translation too. You never know what will turn up next. A really cool aspect of our "jobs".
     
    Let's see what we can find...
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