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Do you have any family members KIA?

Posted on 05/28/2012 9:58:35 PM PDT by moonshot925

My grandfather is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.

Private James Henry Barnett.

His unit was Company C, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division

Born on December 3, 1893 and was killed on October 17, 1918. He was 24 years old.

An average of 530 Americans were killed a day during the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne Forest.

Lest we forget.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: argonne; cemetery; europe; meuse; vanity

1 posted on 05/28/2012 9:58:43 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Do participants in the Whiskey Rebellion count?


2 posted on 05/28/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: moonshot925

Mercifully, the only KIA I know of is a great uncle who died on the Somme in WW I — as an Irishman serving in the British Army.


3 posted on 05/28/2012 10:12:41 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: moonshot925

My Uncle Richard was killed in France in World War II. He was 19 and my Mom, his little sister was 3. I believe it was July 4, 1944. He parachuted in on D-Day.


4 posted on 05/28/2012 10:28:59 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election cycle for 2016?)
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To: moonshot925
The closest I have in my family is my grandfather's cousin, SM1 Lewis Dodds, who was lost when the heavy cruiser Houston was sunk during the Battle of the Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942.

My great-grandfather had died in a hurricane when my grandfather was only 9 months old, so he was raised by his uncles and grew up with Lewis and his other cousins.

5 posted on 05/28/2012 10:47:57 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: moonshot925
My Cousin Tommy, Thomas M. Buchanan, USMC, Choisin Reservoir, Korea.
6 posted on 05/28/2012 11:20:49 PM PDT by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

My dad was on the Marblehead which was fighting with the Houston in that area, the Marblehead was already out of the fight by 3 weeks and trying to get to Ceylon by the time of the Sunda Strait though.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 11:22:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: moonshot925
A BTT. My direct line hasn't had anybody killed in action since the Civil War, which is sort of interesting because up through Vietnam we've had someone serving in every one since 1778.

Civil War's another matter. Kin on both sides, Iowa and Virginia, and they didn't all come back. Family tradition has them actually shooting at one another but I've never been able to find a battle that fits the units.

8 posted on 05/28/2012 11:38:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: moonshot925

My uncle, for whom I was named, is listed as MIA in 1945. He was a Naval Aviator and an “Ace”. He came in from a mission and then volunteered for a subsequent mission right after landing. He took off from the deck (F4F) of the USS Yorktown and then pitched straight down. The carrier’s bow apparently sidewiped the plane as it floated. My uncle was last seen off the stern of the ship. It shortly thereafter, sank. His brother, my father, was with the 498th Bomber Group (B-29s) on Saipan at the same time. The 498th bombed Japan in extensive raids.

He, my uncle, also flew 13 sorties in the south of France earlier in the war in Opération Preface-Dragoon, August 15 - 29, 1944 Observation Fighting Squadron ONE (VOF-1)
Escort-Carrier USS TULAGI (CVE-72). I am not sure what other operations he participated in while on the Tulagi.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 12:10:16 AM PDT by miele man
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My great uncle Lt. William Carpenter, Normandy June 1944.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 12:14:24 AM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: moonshot925

My uncle, for whom I am named, on the Bataan death march in the Philippines, 1942.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 12:58:16 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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My uncle George was on Bataan. He lived through the march but died at Camp O’Donnel in August of 1944.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 3:03:19 AM PDT by MCF
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To: moonshot925

Private Francis Allen McDonald

Signed up for the draft September 12, 1918.

Killed in Action October 23, 1918

Buried at Meuse-Argonne Cemetery.

My Grand Uncle


13 posted on 05/29/2012 3:55:19 AM PDT by hockea (1z2z)
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To: MCF

My uncle Tom McGrath, XO on the submarine, USS Pompano. Lost with all hands in October 1943.

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/sublosses/sublosses_pompano.htm


14 posted on 05/29/2012 4:07:53 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: moonshot925

My uncle, a Marine, was killed at Iwo Jima (I believe I have the facts right, my Dad barely ever mentioned it). He is buried in Hawaii.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 4:13:37 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: moonshot925

My brother was killed in Viet Nam in ‘68. At that time not old enough to vote but old enough to fight.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 4:39:59 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: moonshot925

KIA?
Yes, my family lost every male member over the age of 13 during the Civil War, a total of 14 including both of my great-great grandfathers. They were all members of various Arkansas Infantry Regiments.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 4:54:26 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: moonshot925

I’ve got a great uncle buried in France, killed on November 10, 1918, 26 years old.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 4:55:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: moonshot925
Grandfathers Brother, Alvin Dilliplane was KIA in the very same WWI Battle.
19 posted on 05/29/2012 5:00:14 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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I join in your comemmoration of your family’s service.

My direct line had participants in the Revolutionary, 1812, Civil, Second World and First Gulf Wars. One came back with heart trouble, one slightly wounded, and all (so far) died in their beds old and full of years.

(Also, my Dad served during, but not in, Vietnam. I missed Panama by being 3/4 miles down Ardennes from those who went— then went to GWI.)


20 posted on 05/29/2012 5:39:45 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney sucks. Mutiny now, or something.)
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To: ansel12
The Marblehead had a rough time of it. Did your dad stay on her after she was repaired and served in the Med and Atlantic, or did he transfer to another ship?
21 posted on 05/29/2012 8:13:49 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Billthedrill
Same here, concerning the Civil War. My dad's family was still in Europe, but my mom's was in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia (now West Virginia).

The Georgians and Texans fought for the Confederacy, the West Virginians fought for the Union, and the Kentuckians were split. Two brothers (including my great-great grandfather) served with the Confederate 7th KY Infantry, while a third brother was in the Union 9th KY Infantry. These two regiments fought each other at Shiloh and Stones River.

22 posted on 05/29/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: moonshot925

Great uncle who was a tailgunner and died in a crash landing in France during WWII.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 9:37:39 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

He stayed with her, it is odd to know that he was supporting Operation Dragoon and an Army Division that I later served in and was with when I spent time with the Germans in Germany and with the French in that same area of Operation Dragoon. I also toured an active duty Japanese Destroyer in San Diego, and of course thinking of him the whole time.

If someone wants to see some truly radical, bizarre film footage of men in the navy, with total frontal nudity and women’s clothes and the strangest behavior of military men that we have ever seen, then go to about 13 minutes in on this 1939 video of 15) HA LS Shellback initiation aboard the MARBLEHEAD.

My father should have been on the ship already at this time, in 1939.

CAPTAIN BARTLETT’S PRE-WAR FILM OF THE ORIENT
Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center.
CAPTAIN BARTLETT’S PRE-WAR FILM OF THE ORIENT, ca. 1935 - ca. 1939.
http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.77408


24 posted on 05/29/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: moonshot925

My uncle John (who I am named after)
Battle of the Bulge, Infantry.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 11:50:53 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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Jacob S Gedling 1847-1865
Captured by Confederate troops in Beverly (today) WV.

Francis Xavier Elder 1893-1918
KIA 11 Oct 1918 Meuse-Argonne, France

Charles F Walker 1913-1944
KIA 29 Jun 1944 Villiers Fossard, Normandy, France

Very Proud of my family’s military history.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 3:06:26 PM PDT by elder5
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To: ThomasPaine2000

My cousin, Clarence Huff, died with your cousin in the same conflict...I’ve checked records which indicate they were in the same battalion, same unit, etc. and yes, they both died on December 2nd, 1953. I’d very much like to hear back from you as I am trying to find living relatives of those killed that day with my cousin in the hope that we can have their remains Identified as my cousin’s were just recently - please email me...thank you!


27 posted on 08/23/2012 8:58:18 PM PDT by KathyQ4WarVets
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