In this section of our website, we'll share stories from 65th veterans as they've shared them with us in the Halbert or sent to us. Don't get the Halbert, our association newsletter? You can donate and subscribe each year to stay updated and read some great family stories.
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We've had many family members, friends and veterans reach out to share their stories, memorabilia and photos. We'll start to collect the memories here. Have some to share? Reach out to us on Facebook or through the Webmaster.
These were shared via Facebook and our website...
Tom Mahovlich photo memories
Shared by his good friend Ray Schepper
“Tom was a dear friend who didn't have any family but we did consider him part of our family.”.
259th Infantry, Company H
Shared by himself
259th Infantry, Company I
Shared by his son, Robert Schroeder...
"He was a Sergeant for a 60mm mortar squad and fought in three major battles. The photos are of him in training, France and after the war in the Liberty Club in Germany."
Compiled by Joan Pratt
“A Compilation of the Memoirs of the men of the I&R Platoon, Headquarters Company, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division”.
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William E Burke photo memories
Shared by his grandson Griffin Perry
“He served during World War II but I never knew what unit he served with. Unfortunately he passed away in 2011 but I have a few pictures of him and possibly others in the unit. I'm pretty sure, judging by his patch, that he served in the 65 ID.
My grandfather, William Burke, was a medic while serving with the 65th and was awarded the bronze star and I have the citation for it that explains what he received it for."
A digital scrapbook created by his son, Jeff Stamer, called "My Dad's Secret War"