Happy Holidays to the Men of the 111th and Their Families

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

One last post for 2013—and what a year it has been! Since Ed and I started our search for the men of the 111th Ordnance Company in November, I am happy to report that we are now in touch with five surviving members—Arthur Brooks, John Raisler, Raymond Cross, Roger Rickon, and Osborne Eastwood.

And we have also heard from one or more family members of 1men of the 111th: John Andrews, Alton Bailey, Fallis Carson, Perkins P. Cochran, Stanley Errington, Leroy Faehling, Harold Goerges, Frank Gomez, Kenneth Ladd Hancher, William Kirkmeyer, Zygmunt Masiak, Donald McGowan, Matthew Ottea, Joseph Sedlacek, James Tindall, Marcus Frank Turner, Roland Unangst, Charles Whisenhunt, and Perry Witt.

When we started this, we never dreamed we would find so many people. There are many we still hope to hear from. Some have promised to look for and send photos, writings, and other memories of the men’s time in the war, and we will be posting those as they come in. Today I added four terrific photos of Cpl. Marcus Frank Turner to the section at the top of the website, “The Men of the 111th: Photos.” Thanks to Dan Turner for sending them.

Thanks to all of you for making this year a very special one, as we fondly remember our fathers and their buddies in the war, and the sacrifices they made for us.

  1. Dan Turner says:

    Well I certainly want to thank you and your husband Ed for caring enough to start such wonderful project as this blog/website. I hope the coming new year is a positive and prosperous one for you and your family.

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