Too Late

Posted on August 20, 2005 by

I just discovered that following up with George Stoddard won’t be possible — he passed away on July 10. More on George Stoddard and the U.S.S. Houston here: http://usshouston.blogspot.com/   (this is in followup to my post a few days ago, about my grandfather’s World War II service, spent mostly as a prisoner of, Read More

A trip to the archives

Posted on August 20, 2005 by

So, the next step was the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.  I called and talked at length with one of the military archivists, then went to visit. The bad news — no unit records survived, apparently.  Tracking them down may be even worse than normal, because the unit was separated from their parent, Read More

The Lost Battalion

Posted on August 20, 2005 by

Having never met my grandfather, I never really knew any details of his World War II experience.  He died the year I was born (I think) or shortly afterward. My Dad emailed me a couple of weeks ago when all the news was on about the 60th anniversary of the end of the war. , Read More