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Small but sad E co 100 Inf bn KIA grouping.


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#1 [email protected]

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:16 PM

I found this small grouping at a local flea market today. I know the guy I got it off gets a lot of his stuff out of the trash so there is a good chance this was thrown away. I am posting it so it doesn't get forgotten. Everything is pretty much self explanatory.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:20 PM

A early family picture probably from the 20's, 2 pictures of him probably from just after he enlisted in 1940 and a picture of his funeral.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

Very cool! What is the postal date of the letters?



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:37 PM

Very nice grouping! Greta that there are photos in the group too! 

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:09 PM

5 are October of 43, the 6 is undated. He was killed in action about a week after the last letter. I wouldn't call this cool, it's more sad then anything and personally I can't help but think about everything he missed out on. He was never married and didn't get to have kids or a family. I know the funeral photo didn't come out well when it was shrunk but in person you can see everyone is devastated. I have been to a number of funerals and even by funeral standards they look sad. The only thing that can be done is to make sure he isn't totally forgotten.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:48 AM

I just realized this post card is from him as well. The cigar box is full of photos and stuff but most of it is of his sister and her family.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:15 AM

Very sad, may he never be forgotten

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

Those were all Brave men! Wonderful that you were able to save this poignant group. Assume he was returned & is buried in the Punch Bowl National Cemetery. Hope more turns up. May he Rest in Peace. Bobgee


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:43 PM

Yes he was buried at the punch bowl. Other than some general information on the national archives and a mention on several 442nd and 100th Inf bn pages there is nothing out there about him. His sister passed in 1986 and apparently had divorced before she passed. I couldn't find anything about his brother in law or his parents. I know his sister had 4 kids but I couldn't find their names. I assume one of them had this as the cigar box has "MOM/DAD" written on the lid and most of the pictures seem to be of his sister and her family. My guess is they moved or passed away and this ended up getting thrown out. The guy I got it from says he has some more letters that he was reading so maybe more letters. I did get a foot locker from him last week but it's from B co 100th Inf Bn and although it's possible it's his there is no name so I can't be sure.


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