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  1. Its been over a year since this post. Has any one heard from Roque? I tried to Google his name and look on the 34th ID Association webpage but no new information is available. Kyle
  2. Hello all my name is Kyle Thomas and I am fairly new to this forum. I was wondering if there is any one out there who could help me find more information on my Uncle Harold G. Parnell. He was killed in action in Tunisia on April, 15 1943. I am having a hard time finding any information on the Mediterranean Theater in North Africa. I have gotten some information from Roque Riojas whom I met researching information on my uncle. I also read in this forum that Dogdaddy has done extensive research on the Mediterranean Theater. If any one could set me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for any help. Kyle Thomas (email address removed for privacy - members can reach other members while logged in)
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    Hello again! Its been a while since I have posted on this site. I have been in Iraq since mid 2007. I hope to return sometime next month. I want to say a big hello to Roque, Marion, Dogdaddy, Joe and SgtLeo! Kyle Thomas
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    Thanks all for the good words. This my first deployment to Iraq and its much different than the one I used to do to Saudi Arabia and Turkey. I can thank my luck stars I am in the Air Force. The Soldiers and Marines here do all the hard work. They keep us all safe. I can say this isnt the safest place to be though. I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the local theater hospital a handful of times. It is a modern day MASH unit. They patch up everyone and them ship them to Germany or the states for more extensive treatment. The doctors here are great. If they can get the soldier or Marine here alive they have 98% chance of survival. That is an awesome number. I thank all the wounded I see for what they have done. I can say its not always a pretty sight but they need to know they have support. Anything I can do to help I will do. Would also like to thank everyone out there who supports the troops downrange but sending notes or packages. We see lots of support from home. Hope everyone is well and will definetly keep in better touch. Kyle
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    WWII Tank Found

    All, This was sent to me from a friend of mine. Its about a WWII era tank found in a lake. Paste the below link into your browser and read the story and see the awesome pictures. http://www.englishrussia.com/?p=299 Enjoy, Kyle
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    I Need a Photo

    Joe, Thanks for offering the bandoleers. My address is Kyle Thomas PSC 9 Box 2498 APO AE 09123 Let me know how much I owe you. Take your time im in no hurry. Four or five will work for me. Thanks again. Kyle
  7. Roque, So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. You have been like family to us over here in Germany. We will never forget Elizabeth and you will always have a friend if you feel you need to talk. God bless! Kyle
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    I Need a Photo

    Joe, I would love a handful of those bandoleers. I need to get as much Garand gear as I can before it gets too hard to find. Thanks, Kyle
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    34th Divn. Assoc.

    Roque, By no means hurry... You need to take care of your wife.. Believe me I can wait.. Please give Elizabeth our best for a speedy recovery. God bless you both!! I will send off for the book this weekend. Thanks so much for putting in a good word for me. Kyle
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    Marion's Collection

    So Marion where do you keep it all? Kyle
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    Dogfaces Who Smiled Through Tears

    Thanks all for the help. I will get ahold of him today!!!! Kyle
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    Major Winters honorary citizen Eindhoven

    That was a very heartfelt gesture!! You hear the emotion in his voice as he was talking. These people overhere will never forget!!!! Kyle
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    34th Divn. Assoc.

    Roque, Did you happen to let the vets see the book I sent you? Did it bring back any memories? Do I need to send you an envelope so you can mail it back? Take Care, Kyle
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    Lest they be Forgotten

    Great site!!! I will be ordering my set soon. Thanks!!!!!!! I also sent the link to the members of my history group.. Kyle
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    Dogfaces Who Smiled Through Tears

    Tried several time to reach Mr. Gordon via e-mail with no success. I used the e-mail that Marion listed. Is that correct? Help! Kyle
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    BoB veterans

    All Got to visit with a few of the vets of Easy Company, 506 PIR, 101st Airborne at one of our bases here in Germany. I got to talk to Buck Taylor, Forrest Guth, Hank Zimmerman, Ed Tipper, Bill Maynard, Rod Bain, Ed Joint, Frank Soboleski, and Herb Suerth. I talked to a few about my history group and gave them all a patch from our group. Oh and I also had them sign my copy of BoB. It was nice to talk to them and shake their hands. Kyle
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    NPR WWII links

    Great site Marion!!! Thanks for sharing... Kyle
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    2nd and 3rd Armored re-enactment

    Thanks Joe, I will have to look him up!
  19. My fellow re-enactors just returned from a re-enactment in Viesville, Belgium this past weekend. It was the anniversary of the towns liberation by the 2nd and 3rd Armored divisions. They both took different routes into different villages. On Saturday we convoyed on the path of the 2nd Armored and on Sunday we took the path of the 3rd Armored. I got to ride in a Jeep for about 5 hours over the weekend. What was really awesome was being able to retrace the exact route they did 60+ years ago. Also as we drove through the villages the residents came out to wave and cheer us on. It gave us a warm feeling inside especially when we would see some people that remembered the real liberation. To still see a smile as we drove by. The attached picture is of our convoy. If you would like to see more I can post them. Kyle
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    Memoribilia and Collectibles

    No chance! Its under lock and key. I too got mine from CMP but they get them straight from the armory. Mine is a service grade. Wont be able to shoot it for two years Im in Germany and they dont allow any type of war weapons. Kyle
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    Dogfaces Who Smiled Through Tears

    Attempting to order my copy now! Hopefully Jerry has more copies. Kyle
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    Dachau Liberated

    Your right Jim, it doesnt matter who was there first! Were glad they were all liberated so that aweful treatment of people was stopped!!! Kyle
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    2nd and 3rd Armored re-enactment

    As we were driving through the viliages I commented to my friend that those people must have seen this firsthand. After that we made sure we singled out the older folks when we waves or raised our weapons!! I got a little teary too as we were riding. I try but its hard to put myself in their shoes 60+ years ago. I made a goal for myself while I am here and thats to participate in as many things as I can as to teach what happened to as many people as I can. I am taking a group of Boy Scouts to the Ardennes American Cemetery on Vets day this year so i can pass on what I know. Kyle
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    Dachau Liberated

    All, This may be late but I may be able to help. Or not. I toured the camp in July with my parents. An aweful place!!!! During the tour we were told that the 42nd and 45th got to the camp at the same time but the 42nd General Linden had accepted the official surrender from Heinrich Wicker. As it goes I was not there so I have to take the word of a tour guide. Hope I dont offend anyone. Kyle
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    Get Well Wishes to Elizabeth

    Elizabeth, Roque, Although I didnt get this until today you will be in our prayers! Just know that even though we have never met THis forum has brought about some pretty special friendships!!!!!! Kyle