I’m asking for your help. I am doing some research about the men and women buried in the Normandy American Cemetery and the heroic actions of the 3 Medal of Honor recipients there - TSGT Frank D. Peregory of the 29th ID is one of them. And, there is my problem – is his surname spelled Peregory or is it Peregoy? It seems Peregory is the most often used spelling (and is on his tombstone in Normandy) but some researchers claim his name was misspelled upon his enlistment way back in the early 1930s. Can you please tell me what is the most correct spelling? Thanks in advance.
My Dad’s Gravestone is absolutely perfectly beautiful! ♥️
This picture is curtesy of a friend so when I get down I’ll take one where you can read the whole thing!
FA US NAVY
SGT US ARMY
AUG 20, 1950
OCT 23, 2020
Been looking for months on Dad's computer finally found it!
Our family welcomes all the prayers and support we can get for our beloved Ubert “Mac” McConnell. He fell and broke his hip last night unfortunately and we are all praying hard for his recovery. He’s set to turn 102 years old in less than two weeks and landed with co. K/29th Infantry Division on Omaha Beach.
This picture was with my father's belongings and someone may recognize either of the young soldiers. On the back of the pic dad had written Camp Wheeler , Georgia. Dad was stationed here around 1943 before heading to England and onto Omaha Beach on D Day. My father was in the 29th Div, 175 Infantry and 115 Cannon Co. The soldiers looked so happy in the moment that I love the pic and assume they were dad's friends. My father was lucky enough to return home although injured and my hope is that these men were as lucky.
Sgt. John Taylor Blacknall died June 6th, 1944 on Omaha beach. He was a member of the 116th infantry, 29th inf. div. Our VFW Post (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Blacknall-Chess Post 4639, 106 Jesters Ln. Williamsburg, VA would be proud to have all eligible members of the 29th join our post to continue to honor Sgt. Blacknall. The post is open Friday nights from approx. 1700 hrs and bar and dinner is available. Find us on facebook: Vfw Williamsburg Post
Hello, I am hoping you can help me!
My grandfather, PFC: William Macuga was part of the 115th Regiment, C company, in the 29th Division. Also on the Honorable Discharge Separation papers was when he joined the army (March 24, 1943) and reported to base a week later for training (3/31). Also, he didn’t depart for overseas until June 7, 1944 and didn’t land in Normandy until June 19. He always said he would have been there for the invasion but was held back because one man in his barracks had the measles and they were put under quarantine so it wouldn’t spread to more troops!
BUT...Pictures of him before he left for battle show him with a 75th Regiment patch. I looked it up and found the Wikipedia’s page that corresponded (75th Innovation command) and took from it that they were reserves? This regiment he had a patch for did go on to fight overseas, but not until November and had a completely different mission.
So my question is, when/why was he reassigned to the 29th Division? I know that D-Day brought enormous casualties, but his measles story leads me to believe he would have been part of the 115th Regiment for the invasion. There is no date I can find but I believe it was decided pre D-Day that he would be fighting in the 29th, but I’m not completely certain. And also would be cool if anyone else heard of the measles thing happening but that’s a bit harder to confirm. I believe my grandfather though!
I have more information about him but don’t want the post to be any longer! Wish I could ask him myself but he passed away in 2004 before I could really question him, although he never talked much about his time in WWII.
Thanks for any help!
Thank you for all of your service. I am trying to find out if your unit is set to deploy in the next few days?
My Great-Grandfather PFC Stephen Blakley: Company H, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. From Brooklyn NY. Inctd Maspeth, NY on May 2/18. Served overseas from June 15, 1918 to May 24, 1919.
Where can you look up personnel records from the WWII era?My late Uncle was at Normandy but never talked about it.