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The Malmedy Massacre. View from the ones who were there and survived.

Discussion in 'Massacres and Atrocities of the Second World War' started by History-buff1944, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. History-buff1944

    History-buff1944 New Member

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    Thank you Jim, and this is just the beginning. I have not posted more on it for lack of proper time. Ill try getting more posted after this week. The really interesting stuff is yet to be posted ;-))
     
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    Ill be adding to this thread this coming week. Ive not had time to do much recently due to volunteering and helping out a Vietnam Vet/friend with loads of problems. Hope you all understand? Ill do my best providing I have enough time to even think of it.

    Best regards_HB.
     
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    Malmedy Survivors

    In the list of survivors below of the Malmedy Massacre there is one name missing. Aldo Orazietti. I personally held in my hands a presidential citation, signed by the president, detailing his surviving and action at the massacre, for which he also received a Silver Star. The citation and star were destroyed long ago but his army release papers still survive and document these facts. Is the list incomplete and still needs information as I've just provided?

    Cosmo

     
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    need help

    my grandfather died before i was old enough to talk to him about his wwii experience but i do have his discharge papers and with that i had assumed all this time that he was a survivor of the massacre but his name is not on any of these lists can someone help me i would like to know any info that i can get on him from his discharge papers i know he was in

    btry b 285th fa obsn bn date of seperation 28 oct 45
    date of induction 23 apr 43 date into active service 1 may 43
    he was a gun crewman med artillery military occupation number 864
    normandy,northern france, rhineland,ardennes,central europe

    eame theater ribbon w/5 bronze stars per wd go #33/45 american theater ribbon,and good conduct ribbon


    i have given all i can think of but any other info you need please ask i just can,t figure out why he was not listed and where he was thanks in advance
    danny
     
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    duh

    his name was Daniel Gus Coggeshall 1 / 2 / 08 louisville ky
     
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    dannyr3_8 New Member

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    hey jim

    i,m sorry were you talking to me you said richard but i don,t see a richard
     
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    Jim New Member

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    Yes Danny, i was talking to you lol .. Busy day ... :red:
     
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    search

    i am willing to pay for the research but could you please refer me to who you would use to many choices thanks
     
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    help me choose

    can someone please help me decide who i should use to do this research
     
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    thanks

    i appreciate the help brian will try
     

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