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Re: Roster of 371st Infantry Regiment, WW1


I have not come across anything about any other battles yet, but my mother has numerous documents of her father's. One of these is a broad history of the 371st that spans the regiment's arrival in Brest to their return at Hoboken. However, as I said, it is fairly broad, detailed in some places, not so much in others. I am in the process of transcribing these papers into my computer. It may take a while, but I will post whatever I find at the site. I will try to hang onto your email address while I dig into the papers and if I run into ANYTHING that mentions the Voges, I will try to contact you directly. I'm sorry that I don't have anything at this time. It has been very exciting for me to find these papers (some of which are handwritten and take a good bit of decifering) and it has brought to light things that I never knew about my grandfather. You see, he was a career soldier and was sent to the Philippines as a Lt. Colonel in 1940 to train Filipino troops. He made the Death March and survived 4 years of captivity only to die when US planes bombed the ship that he and 1300 other prisoners were being transported to Japan in. Not only am I looking into his service in WWI, but I am also trying to find out more about his life and death in the Philippines.

Anyway, I am ankle deep into 90 year old handwritten papers that are difficult to read. I will try to pass on everything else I learn.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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