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Online Registry for World War II Veterans Goes Live on National WWII Memorial Web Site
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Posted on 07/03/2003 10:33:53 AM PDT by chance33_98

Online Registry for World War II Veterans Goes Live on National WWII Memorial Web Site

7/3/03 1:00:00 PM

To: National Desk

Contact: Mike Conley of the American Battle Monuments Commission, 703-696-6778; 571-216-6115 (cell); (additional contacts listed below) web: http://www.WWIImemorial.com

WASHINGTON, July 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- At a time when fewer than one in ten adults recognize that 16 million Americans served in uniform during the Second World War, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) today introduced a World War II Registry online to document the names of those who participated in history's largest and most devastating war.

The Registry is accessible on the web site of the National World War II Memorial (http://www.WWIImemorial.com). Any American that served in the armed forces or contributed to the war effort on the home front, whether in factories and shipyards or farms and neighborhoods, is eligible.

There is no charge to place a name in the Registry. Individuals can be enrolled through the web site or by calling the memorial's toll free number at 1-800-639-4WW2.

The Registry contains more than one million records, most submitted by the public. The database also includes National Archives and Records Administration lists of those killed in service during the war, and names of those buried in ABMC overseas cemeteries or listed on its Tablets of the Missing.

"We've been compiling names for several years," ABMC spokesman Mike Conley said. "We're making the Registry available now, prior to dedication, to encourage more enrollments. We've only scratched the surface of the database potential."

The memorial is under construction and on schedule for the official dedication ceremony set for Saturday, May 29th, 2004. The Registry will be accessible at the memorial site on the National Mall when the memorial is opened to the public.

Of 1,002 U.S. adults responding to a phone survey in May: 22 percent believed that only 100,000 served in uniform during the war, 34 percent thought one million served, 14 percent thought 8 million served, just 8 percent correctly stated 16 million, and 22 percent didn't know.

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Note to Editors: High-resolution renderings of the memorial are available on the memorial web site at http://www.WWIImemorial.com. Renderings other than those on this web site may not reflect the approved design.

Contacts: ABMC Mike Conley Office: (703) 696-6778 Cell: (571) 216-6115

Burson-Marsteller (for ABMC) Peter Himler Office: (212) 614-4082 Cell: (516) 729-6461

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KEYWORDS: gis; veterans; wwii; wwiimemorial; wwiivets
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1 posted on 07/03/2003 10:33:54 AM PDT by chance33_98
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To: chance33_98
Thanks so much for posting this. I just registered my late father, a Navy veteran of WWII. What a great way to celebrate Independence Day!
2 posted on 07/03/2003 10:54:39 AM PDT by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: chance33_98
Thanks for posting.
3 posted on 07/03/2003 11:04:08 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: chance33_98
Here's another way some FReeper could help our veterans. The Idaho State Veterans Cemetery is looking for someone to direct it. I've thought of applying, but don't have the cemetery/funeral experience they require. I figure one of us good FReepers would be excellent in this area.

http://www.dhr.state.id.us/announcements/09436028763.asp

4 posted on 07/03/2003 12:08:03 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: IYAS9YAS
Let's try this again.

www.dhr.state.id.us/announcements/09436028763.asp

5 posted on 07/03/2003 12:08:41 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: IYAS9YAS
Well, I give up. Back to HTML bootcamp for me.
6 posted on 07/03/2003 12:09:01 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: chance33_98
BUMP!
7 posted on 07/03/2003 8:12:44 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: IYAS9YAS
How's this:

www.dhr.state.id.us/announcements/09436028763.asp

8 posted on 07/03/2003 10:12:00 PM PDT by chance33_98 (http://home.frognet.net/~thowell/haunt/ ---->our ghosty page)
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To: chance33_98
Thanks for the post and look what I found...my dad!!

For you dad, God bless your soul and rest in peace!


Carl Winright


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Springport, MIHONORED BY
Mrs. Betty Winright, Spouse

ACTIVITY DURING WWII
134TH ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY GUN BATTALION.

9 posted on 07/03/2003 10:28:49 PM PDT by Brian S
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To: chance33_98; JohnHuang2; nutmeg; mhking
This deserves another ping, so I'm pinging others with big ping lists, too.

More folks need to know about it so they can add their WWII military family members' info to the registry. I found the WWII registry link a couple of weeks ago and added my dad's info to the registry.

I was going to post a thread and found you already had done so, chance33_98. Thanks!

10 posted on 01/31/2004 9:31:14 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: IYAS9YAS
If you leave out ALL the formatting, it will make the link for you. Type it just like you would in Word.
11 posted on 01/31/2004 9:32:58 AM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: tgslTakoma; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; ...
Yes, it does!

I didn't see it before....and I want to register my father!!!
12 posted on 01/31/2004 9:35:51 AM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: tgslTakoma; devildogO341; JamesParmelee; Dave Dilegge; BufordP; ironman; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...
I missed this thread the first time around, and thought you all might be interested...

You can add your family members who served in military in WWII here.

13 posted on 01/31/2004 9:48:03 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Howlin
THANKS so much for the PING.....I just added my Father (now deceased) who fought in the Battle of Leyte (Navy). Got to add a few more later.
14 posted on 01/31/2004 9:49:52 AM PST by goodnesswins (For those Voting Dem/Constitution Party/Libertarian - I guess it's easier than using your brain.)
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To: Howlin
Thanks..... I have a friend that is completing a Veterans Memorial for their Alumni at the high school from which he graduated. I'll pass this on as it will fit into their process very well.
15 posted on 01/31/2004 9:55:20 AM PST by deport (BUSH - CHENEY 2004.........)
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To: chance33_98
A BTTT for these forgotten Veterans!
16 posted on 01/31/2004 9:57:05 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: goodnesswins
When you entered your father, what did you do about an address and an email? Or is that for the person who is registering them?
17 posted on 01/31/2004 9:59:18 AM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: tgslTakoma
Thanks for the second chance. I'm going to register my late father and my late uncle.
18 posted on 01/31/2004 10:00:19 AM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: Howlin
Thank you, Howlin.

Sometimes I just don't know what I'd do without you :)

19 posted on 01/31/2004 10:10:06 AM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: reformed_democrat; tgslTakoma
Not me this time; tgsl bumped it back to the top, and I'm glad she did. Threads like these are the best part of FR, IMO.
20 posted on 01/31/2004 10:16:22 AM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: Howlin
Ecstatic to be able to post my father's information. I was proud that he served, and I know he was proud that I served - he told me so.
21 posted on 01/31/2004 10:20:39 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: Aeronaut
Question for you: when you started registering him, did you put his orignial address? And did you put YOUR email address?
22 posted on 01/31/2004 10:22:20 AM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; kilowhskey; RckyRaCoCo; cyphergirl; ...
Unrelated to GA but deserving of a ping nonetheless....

General Aviation Ping list. FReep mail me if you want on or off this list.

23 posted on 01/31/2004 10:22:42 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: Howlin
The first screen is all you, the second screen is the honoree. (It confused me, too.)
24 posted on 01/31/2004 10:23:32 AM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: Aeronaut
Sure it's related to Georgia. I'm sure many Georgia natives served proudly in WWII.
25 posted on 01/31/2004 10:35:16 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Howlin
I used my addresses.
26 posted on 01/31/2004 11:17:33 AM PST by goodnesswins (For those Voting Dem/Constitution Party/Libertarian - I guess it's easier than using your brain.)
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping. The first American to die in WWII was Freddie John Falgout - hometown was Raceland, Louisiana, as was mine. He is not listed here but should be.

Do you know how to 'ping' this to Louisiana Freepers so that someone might see this and enter his information. I've been gone from there so long I wouldn't know who to contact.
27 posted on 01/31/2004 11:34:36 AM PST by Texagirl4W (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping
& bttt
28 posted on 01/31/2004 11:56:46 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Texagirl4W; Darlin'
Let's ping Darlin'; I believe that's her neck of the woods.

Darlin', can you help Texasgirl out?
29 posted on 01/31/2004 1:18:37 PM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: Howlin; Texagirl4W
Hey there. Yes, I'd be happy to do that. :)
30 posted on 01/31/2004 1:45:43 PM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: Texagirl4W
I found this article about Freddie John Falgout. Is that how you remember the story ? I couldn't find anything about him being the first American to die in WWII.
31 posted on 01/31/2004 1:58:54 PM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: Howlin
Thanks- my late Mom belongs there, and I will see to it.
32 posted on 01/31/2004 2:06:33 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe
Oh, you know what, mentioning your mom reminded me of taking my aunt up there for the opening of the Women's Memorial; she was a Lt. Col. in the Army.

I honestly cannot remember EVER having a better time than I had that weekend. We had a HUGE dinner at a hangar at Andrews where we sat by "theaters." There were a million displays and cocktail parties. The little ladies in their uniforms were just so cute you wanted to hug them all (of course, they would have decked you!).

But the most moving thing was the candlelight march they had the last night, from the Lincoln Memorial over the bridge to the cemetary where the memorial actually is.

Children, husbands, babies, the women.....it was startling! I was very moved. Lots of husbands came to honor their wives who had already died!

It was a joyous few days and I can tell you one thing for sure: it was the ONLY time I've been to D.C. when ever single person you saw was friendly and courteous! We even had fun on the Metro!
33 posted on 01/31/2004 2:28:22 PM PST by Howlin (If we don't post, will they exist?)
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To: Darlin'
This is the same person. However, if he died in 1937 he was not the first casualty of WWII. I do remember a few years back when the American Legion and VFW got together to place a monument in his honor at the Lafourche Tourist Inofrmation Center.

I still read the newspaper from Lafourche Parish every day even though I left there 34 years ago.
34 posted on 01/31/2004 3:01:57 PM PST by Texagirl4W (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Texagirl4W
Ok, :) I'm glad that article was still accessible.
35 posted on 01/31/2004 3:13:28 PM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: tgslTakoma
Thank you!
36 posted on 01/31/2004 4:19:28 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Howlin
Thank you!
37 posted on 01/31/2004 4:19:52 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: tgslTakoma
Just added my Dad. He was an aircraft mechanic on a carrier. Don't know which one and my mother can't remember.
38 posted on 01/31/2004 5:32:19 PM PST by barker (Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: goodnesswins
May I ask your dad's ship, circumstances of service, etc.? I'm reading up on Leyte in the next few days.

It must be very hard to have gone these many years without him, but at least you know he's a hero proved in liberating strife.
39 posted on 01/31/2004 5:56:24 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Pre-empt the third murder attempt-- Pray for Terry Schiavo!)
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To: Darlin'
I couldn't find anything about him being the first American to die in WWII.

He'd almost have to be. The Flying Tigers didn't have their first engagement with the Japanese until December of '37, Falgout died in August, and I'm not aware of any other combat going on at that time that involved any American volunteers. Even if there was somebody (say, fighting in the Chinese army or something) Falgout woul be the the first person to die in WWII while serving in an active U.S. military unit.

40 posted on 01/31/2004 6:08:15 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Pre-empt the third murder attempt-- Pray for Terry Schiavo!)
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To: chance33_98
Richard D. Winters

BRANCH OF SERVICE U.S. Army

HOMETOWN Hershey, PA

HONORED BY Kelly R. Drop, Good friend

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

COMMANDING OFFICER OF EASY COMPANY, AND LATER EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF 2ND BATTALION, 506TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION. DROPPED BEHIND UTAH BEACH ON D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944. ON HIS FIRST FORMAL OBJECTIVE, DESPITE BEING EXTREMELY OUTNUMBERED, WINTERS LED A SMALL SQUAD OF PARATROOPERS TO CAPTURED FOUR GERMAN ARTILLERY PIECES. A SELFLESS MAN, HIS COMPASSION, TREMENDOUS COURAGE AND RESOURCEFULNESS IN FIELD SITUATIONS ENDEARED HIM TO ALL MEN UNDER HIS COMMAND. SIXTY YEARS LATER, HIS STORIES ARE TREASURED AT THE D-DAY MUSEUM IN NEW ORLEANS AND IN THE EPIC NOVEL, 'BAND OF BROTHERS'. HE IS A JEWEL OF HUMANITY, MY INSPIRATION, INCREDIBLE FRIEND AND KINDRED SPIRIT.

========= GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR VETERANS. [This is the Cpt Richards of Band of Brothers as I'm sure you know]


41 posted on 01/31/2004 7:38:44 PM PST by Indie
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To: barker
Just added my Dad. He was an aircraft mechanic on a carrier. Don't know which one and my mother can't remember.

Well, another thing I found out while playing around on the 'net is that you can request a copy of your dad's service records from the National Archives. The instructions are fairly simple to follow, just remember after filling out the online order form, to print out the page that you must sign and return to the address on the sheet within 30 days.

My mom and dad are both now gone, and I can't remember some of the things that dad told me about his time in China. Hopefully the records will help fill in some of that foggy memory - for us both. Good luck!

42 posted on 01/31/2004 9:45:03 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party!)
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To: tgslTakoma
I did the online request for my dad's service records over a year ago, and never got anything back. So I wrote to my congressional rep, and after six months, received copies of what was left after the fire in the St. Louis records center. The staffer at the congresswoman's office apparently made a lot of phone calls, and was very persistent, and I am very appreciative.
43 posted on 01/31/2004 9:47:19 PM PST by .38sw
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To: chance33_98
I registered my father, and his brother. My dad's uncle died when his ship hit a mine off the coast of Florida. My dad survived the war, but was partially disabled.
44 posted on 01/31/2004 9:48:33 PM PST by .38sw
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To: .38sw
Oh no! It looks like we might need more than just luck to get the records.
45 posted on 01/31/2004 9:49:21 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party!)
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To: tgslTakoma
Maybe my signed request got lost in the mail - who knows. But there was a huge fire at the records center, and according to the staffer who called me, my dad's records were in the area that was most heavily damaged by the fire. I got four pages back, which is more than I had before. they are photocopies, of course, and I can see that the edges all show fire damage.
46 posted on 01/31/2004 9:52:39 PM PST by .38sw
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping, Howlin. I registered my dad just now.
47 posted on 01/31/2004 10:02:39 PM PST by WaterDragon (GWB is The MAN!)
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To: Texagirl4W
You can enter his info as much as you know, then others can add to that later if they want.
48 posted on 01/31/2004 10:04:23 PM PST by WaterDragon (GWB is The MAN!)
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To: tgslTakoma
Thanks for that link. I have been wanting to get my dad's service records, and my brother's...he was in Korea. Both are now deceased.
49 posted on 01/31/2004 10:07:53 PM PST by WaterDragon (GWB is The MAN!)
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To: WaterDragon
BUMP!
50 posted on 01/31/2004 10:09:54 PM PST by Let's Roll ("First, we kill all the lawyers" - Henry VI, Part II)
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