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|Comment||Hello Richard, Thanks so much for the information you provided. I did get in touch with the son of Dean Hewett, the man who wrote a book on the 168th. He is still alive and is currently in the VA home with a broken hip. He is almost 97 years old. His son said when he feels better he may want to talk. He was from the B company, I am still attempting to find folks from the C. There are some other men from Maine who are sited in the letters from my Uncle. I am going to try to make contact with them, and see if any of them knew him. I did ask the man I spoke with why this battalion didn't go to D-Day...he said one soldier was ill, and it turned out to be meningitis. I guess it actually saved some of those men. Take Care, and keep up the good work, Sincerely, Veronica Scontras|
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.
A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.
AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.
BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.
Awards and Honors
Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.
Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.