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Pvt Dalton M Thomas
Posted by Matthew Hurst on December 29, 2013, 1:44 am
I am looking for any information about my great-uncle, Pvt Dalton M Thomas, a member of Company C, 335th Infantry. I have a letter from Major General A.R. Bolling (originally sent to my great-grandfather 26 FEB 1945), that says my uncle was an ammo bearer for an automatic rifle team, and that he was killed outside of Lindern, Germany, 1 DEC 1944, when a mortar shell landed near his fox hole. This letter also says that a Sgt Eddie A. Hentachel (last name possibly misspelled, might be Hentschel), and a Sgt Lewis L. Beeken were "close friends" of my uncle.
I did not realize until recently that I had an uncle who was killed during World War Two. My grandfather (his brother, and also an army vet Korea), did not speak of him to me. When my grandfather passed away I came across this letter from General Bolling. I am an infantry vet myself (2nd Ranger Battalion, Afghanistan and Iraq), and would like any information available about my uncle, so as to pass along to my children someday.
- Pvt Dalton M Thomas - Matthew Hurst December 29, 2013, 1:44 am
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