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180th infantry regiment Nov,1943

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  1. madolive3

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    My Grandfather, Henry Harden Newland, was a second lieutenant in F company, 2nd battalion. On 11/10/43, F company captured 23 German soldiers on a ridge just to the west of Vallecupa Italy. On that day LT Newland was mortally wounded and died three days later. He Recieved a Silver star for his actions that day.

    My MOM was one month old the day he died.

    I would hope somebody knows a soldier who served in F company at that time and could put me in touch.

    Info on where to find his militay records and morning reports from that time, I would like to read his citation orders espesialy.

    Thanks in advance. Bill madolive3 at yahoo.com
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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  3. Hans Ludwig

    Hans Ludwig Dishonorably Discharged

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    F company of what is the question? Do you know the division he was in?
     
  4. madolive3

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    180th Infantry regiment, there was only one, 45th infantry div.
     
  5. Hans Ludwig

    Hans Ludwig Dishonorably Discharged

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    Now we have something work with. "F company, 2nd battalion" is like asking if I know a John Smith that lives in New York, City. lol

    A museum dedicated to the 45ID, a very good resource for finding documents, photos and all kinds of stuff--even vets that might have known your relative.
    45th Infantry Museum

    This was their Division patch prior to the US joining the war.
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    Their new, well known patch.
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    180th Infantry Regiment
    http://www.45thdivision.org/Veterans/180thHistories.htm


    Listed below are the links to the official site as well as the Association site for the 45th Infantry Division.

    http://www.bob-west.com/45th-DIV.html
     
  6. kerrd5

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    Just curious to see if you ever found any reports from time your grandfather served. My grandfather also served in 45th/180th/Co F same time period. He is now 89 and still discusses his memories with the 45th. I will ask him if he remembers your grandfathers name. He talks about a CPT Crye that served in Co F (guessing a company commander).

    Mark
     

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