Hi @ all
Back from work and now relaxing in the backyard, I can tell you how I came to F-Co J
For several years already I am searching for MIAs of WW2. No matter which nation, I don’t make a difference between Germans or GIs. They all have been human beings and had a mother, father, etc.
Some years ago, my mentor, Fred Karen, told that there is an elder woman from the states who is looking to figure out the place where a family member has fallen in WW2. He was a member of the 5th Inf Div, 11th Inf Regt, 2nd Bn, Co-F. His name was Michael Greco. He went missing during the sauer river crossing and was found a year later by a young civilian.
I was able to locate the exact spot where he was fallen an I could locate some of his personal stuff.
One day, I received an email from another person, asking me if I am familiar with the sauer river crossing site, because she heard that I had found the Greco location … she told me that she is also searching for a family member who is still missing. Her name is Barbara Geissler, and the case I am talking from is Fred Goempel (he is already mentioned in this post). I promised her to find Fred!
Among the years I have collected piles of stuff, reports, etc. … I located other MIAs in other areas … and and and … but still searching for Fred.
And now I have found this forum and this post about F-Co. And you have to know, I am doing all this as non-profit researcher. I think that my motivation is only to give a little back to these persons for what they have done for us. I try to bring back home all this missing persons and give back a face to all the unknown.
During the years we wrote a database including all unknown burials trough ETO to figure these people out which have been buried as unknowns, but where today we are able to give them back a name J
So here I am … and please apologize for my bad english J
Edited by MikeLux, 27 July 2016 - 05:50 PM.