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#1 CamerAce

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 04:11 AM

My name is Larry. I am a nephew/godson of Dick Maslankowski, who was in the 106th Golden Lions from start to finish. He was awarded the Silver Star for action during the Battle of the Bulge. Six years ago I discovered his hidden past and am now trying to retrace his story for our family. My uncle died in 1980 from cancer.
Along the way I have accumulated a good sized library of books and DVD's about WWII, focused mainly on the ETO. This forum is a very pleasant "find" during a google search and I am very excited to have the opportunity learn from the vets who were there, the researchers and scholars who put it all together and family members strive to preserve the memory of their heros. Perhaps along the way I can assist someone else as well.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:22 AM

welcome aboard mate
a fine place here..you will enjoy your stay
cheers krieg
for thow . will be ours someday.we shall have it all
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#3 Mortman2004

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:06 AM

Hello Friend... its awesome your searching for your roots... Welcome aboard
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:08 PM

Welcome CamerAce!

You have found a great resource in your search! Welcome aboard!
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#5 PzJgr

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

Howdy and welcome to the forum. Happy posting.
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#6 Kai-Petri

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:59 PM

Welcome Larry!

I´m sure you´ll enjoy your stay here!!
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#7 dgmitchell

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

CamerAce -- Welcome! You have found a great place to hang out and learn!

Cheers!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:24 AM

Welcome to the Forum, CamerAce. Like you searching for information on family - in my case my Dad - has had me researching and learning about WWII and brought me here, where I've learned more since last November than I probably learned in the preceding 10 years! I hope you enjoy it here.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:31 AM

Good to have your here larry. Your uncle's carreer must have very impressive. We's be honored if you could tell us a bit more about his military career

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