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20th Armored Division

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Krystal80, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Thanks for that Steve. It just went into my bookmarks for later perusal.
     
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    Thank you Steve!! (Any technical tips you may have re affordable web hosting and site creation would be appreciated) :D
     
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    You're welcome, Lou. I'm surprised how often I refer to it.

    You're welcome. Fortunately, the site was already online when I came along!! And the owner is friends with the web master. Wish I could help.
     
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    Hmmm.... if you think it's been suspiciously quiet around here lately... you're right!!

    I pulled an all-nighter Friday / Sat., and have substantially fleshed out my design concept for a new 20th Armored Div. website.
    JMD62, above, and I, have been madly emailing, and I've incorporated some our pops' photos into my design.
    As well, a tech buddy seems onboard with helping me get it published, and beyond that he informs he "might" be able to repair the existing site.....

    So despite the quietude, lots going on, lol.... :)

    Best to all,
    Rich
     
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    That's good news, Rich. I was able to get into the site yesterday and read the story of the Munich battle. Hopefully your friend can get to the other files and maybe move everything to a new template. We were down for several weeks during the process but fortunately we had very few leftover headaches.

    Please continue to keep us informed with your progress.
     
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    I will, of course.
    I'm surprised you were able to access the Munich info! Any tips for doing so?? Thanks!
     
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    Click on the horizontal row of ribbons which takes you to the description on each. Go to the 2nd page and at the top, in the para describing the PUC, the last line says: For the complete story, go here.

    This is the link: http://www.20tharmoreddivision.net/index_files/Page1780.htm

    There's a nice detailed description of who was cited in the DUC (PUC), and who can wear what, at the end of the story.
     
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    The Munich fight was intense...I will talk to my Dad in the morning and see if he remembers where he was in this fight. Great news on fixing the website...send me an advance copy for comment if you want:
    dons@dasaonline.com
    Swofford
     
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    Awesome, Natman, thanks! (Leads me to wonder if the site may simply need some maintenance and repair work??)
     
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    Don, were you at last year's final reunion? Post or send me a photo so I can place you & your dad :)
     
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    Hey Guys,

    I uploaded what I think is a photo, taken by my Dad, in one of the fields around the SS barracks. I remember him saying that it was taken during a huge battle. If zoomed in, you can also see infantrymen as well as tanks in the background. I was reading through the Armor in the ETO book about the 20th Armored and saw a photo of the SS barracks. The background double row of trees looked exactly like the background of this photo. Anyway, cool pic at the very least : )

    Thanks,
    James
     

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    Here's a poor screen print of the photo I'm referring to from the book.

    Thanks!
    James
     

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    We were not at the reunioin...Dad was recovering from a fall while he was recovering from some seroius cancer surgery and treatment. I will try to get a picture of us up. My son and I attended the reunion about 1992 in Crystal City when most of the first platoon, Co A 9th were still living. It was an interesting meeting and I do have photos of the group which I need to find. Don
     
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    The printing of the text is wrapping over the command lines and I cannot get past page 271...not necessairly in order, but can someone give me a suggetsion on how to get to the next page.
    Swoff
     
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    I'm using Firefox (latest version) and on page 271, there is no text covering the "Next Page" link? I hadn't noticed this before but there is no logic in the page numbers through the Task Force 20 story. They start in the 400's, then jump to the upper 1000's, etc.

    Maybe this will get you going again, here's a link to the "next" page following 271: http://www.20tharmoreddivision.net/index_files/Page1710.htm
     
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    Grrrr..... I want to get the 20th site -- or my replacement -- up so badly! This is excrutiating!!!

    Sounds more & more like we may be able to fix Jeff Nichols' current site. I've emailed Jeff for approval and admin login, if he's willing & interested. Otherwise, I've been working nonstop on completing my design concept, and will next begin researching hosting options.
    One way or another -- we MUST prevail!!!! :)
     
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    An AMAZING find, James! Thanks for sharing it :)
     
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    You're very welcome Rich, wish I had more to share : )
     
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    I'm not sure if the photos are of the same place, but it doesn't matter. Those two photos are interesting in and of themselves. I hope you are successful in your endeavor to resurrect the 20th site.
     
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    Thanks! (Or, should I say, "Tanks!" lol.) It's looking more & more promising every day :D
     

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