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Andy Glenfield. - Northern Ireland.


Hi Folks,

Any of you who were based in Northern Ireland, or indeed those Relative was based in Northern Ireland may be interested in my website.

My hobby is researching Locations throughout Northern Ireland which were directly connected to WW2 and I have visited a number of Camp Locations as well as Training Areas and other places which I then photograph and include details on my website.

The site is called "The Second World War in Northern Ireland" and can be seen at http://www.ww2ni.webs.com

I hope you find this beneficial.


Monday, 27 October 2014 17:17

Hello Everyone of the 818th Family,

Just letting everyone know that my father was blessed to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday on October 24.  He recently went to The Ambassador care facility in Lincoln, NE.  My mom is still out on the farm.  Anyone that would like to send him belated birthday cards please send to my mom at their home address which is:   Raymond Schildt, 1780 Alvo Road, Seward, NE  68434

I'm sure he would still like to receive cards even after his birthday~

The Family of Raymond Schildt

Monday, 27 October 2014 13:15
James A Buesing - United States

On Monday Sept. 22nd my mother passed away. Antoinette Buesing wife of Donald Buesing. She was 83 years old and suffered from Alzheimer's for about 5 years. May she rest in peace. 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:56
Leann Lundgren - Utah
My father, Van Leavitt passed away today, August 30, 2014. He served with the battalion in mid 1944. He was proud to serve
Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:24
Ken Wapnitsky - Fairfield Cty. Ct.

My Father,  Samuel Wapnitsky,  who passed in 1999,   As far as I know was in the   83rd Chemical & Mortar Btn & served in North Africa Sicily Italy & the Voges Mountains in France.     i recently saw his discharge papers which say he was in the 818th.  Is anyone aware if this could have been a transfer after hostilities ceased.  he never mentioned anything about D Day or the Bulge,  but I know he was on an LST that sank offshore Anzio.  greatly appreciate any info.


Saturday, 30 August 2014 19:57
Jan Bentley - Tucson, AZ

Hello, Robert,

I just made a donation to the 818th website as a birthday gift for my brother, Chuck Alexander.

Thank you for everything you do to keep the website going.

Jan Bentley

Thursday, 28 August 2014 20:32
Barbara Poliquin - Ft.McCoy,Florida

I am the Granddaughter of Vonnie "Buddie" Quick, in the RCN Company 818th TDB, he died Dec 2nd 2011.  He was 91.

Thank you all for your service.



Saturday, 03 May 2014 16:52
Jerry Popovice - Mill Creek, WA

Anyone out there remember being in Kienberg, Czechoslovakia in 1945 with the 818th?  Kienberg is a small town in Southern Bohemia - just across the border from Austria - NW of Linz.  It had a pulp and paper mill.  I was 4 years old when the 818th came to our town.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:11
Gary Miller - Texas

My Dad, James "Wilson" Miller, 818th TDB, Co. A, died this past February 11, 2014. He was 94.

Thanks to all who served!

Gary J. Miller (son)

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 19:31
Chris Harvey - Jones - Wales, UK

Hi, can anyone tell me what sector of Utah Beach the 818th HQ Coy landed. I have been asked by a relative of a veteran to get some photos/souvenirs when I go over to Normandy for the 70th commemoration. Thanks

Sunday, 09 February 2014 18:22
Wayne Lambert - Westerville, Ohio


On February 19, 2009 Lynn Lambert Company B past away at age 92. He resided in London, Ohio. 

Thursday, 11 July 2013 01:48
Marko Tomko - Utica, Michigan

Please include my mother on your widow roster. Her name is Margie Tomko, widow of John Tomko of Company A. She will be 88 years old in August.


Marko Tomko

Thursday, 02 May 2013 16:11


Your mother, Mrs. Margie Tomko, has been added to the 818tth Widows roster.


Thursday, 02 May 2013 16:49
Steven Carter

Mason Carter, Hdqtrs Co., passed away September 10, 2012, at the age of 92.  His name is now added to that most honorable list of former 818th heros.  He was supremely proud of having served his country with other brave men at a time of great peril to our way of life.  He leaves to his wife of nearly 70 years and to his 3 surviving sons the blessings of opportunity and freedom - May we be ever grateful.

Friday, 05 October 2012 15:35
Chuck Rouhier

This past Saturday, 18 August 2012, my dad and aunt were presented with my uncle's, Pvt. Marvin Rouhier, Recon Co., posthumous Silver Star by Thrid Army and the Ohio Army National Guard at Wooster High School, Wooster, Ohio.  We had learned two years ago he was awarded the medal.  Marvin's parents and the family never knew.

I plan on putting together a slide show of the ceremony for family members.  However the only photo's we have of Marvin in uniform is from the last time he was home on leave.  I'm hoping there are 818th members who might have photos of him during his time with the 818th and would be willing to share them?  I'll gladly pay for any scanning and mailing expenses.

Chuck Rouhier
Nephew of Pvt. Marvin Rouhier, Recon Co., DoW, 18 Aug 1944


Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:16
Wilma Key Croney

My son has been in contact with Max Sellers. Creed s. Key was my uncle. We have some pictures of Creed and buddies before leaving the U.S. There one pictire of the entire company. It is several inches long and probably 10-12 inches high. I do not know of a way to copy the photo, but if anyone is interested, I will try and get it copied. Thank you Max, for putting up the message. We are very happy to know about you.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 17:12
Michael Cadena

I am Michael Cadena, son of John J. Cadena, Corpsman, 818th TD BN, Company B.  The site is great and very informative.  I'm curious about 2 things my father would never talk about (He passed away when I was 16).  

1. He was awarded at least one bronze star.  Does anyone know how to go about getting the letters of commendation for these medals?  Is it possible to get copies of these - does the army even have these records?


2.  I would love to retrace the movements of the 818th one day.  Are there any records available that would show their movements froom 6/44 to summer of "45?  Any information is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Thursday, 24 May 2012 03:39
Max Sellers

My name is Max Sellers, Cousin to CREED S. KEY, 818 TD BN, member of B Co., killed in action, 22 Sep, 1944.  As a retired member of the Armed Forces, and Veteran, I would like to speak to anyone who may have known Creed.  I do not want my childlren, or their children to forget the ultimate sacrifice Creed, and others have made.  Information about him, how he served, and any general information would be deeply, sincerely, appreciated.  Best to all of you who served, are serving, and your families.   Max Sellers

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:54
Wilma Key Croney - Grayson County, Sherman, TX

Max Sellers, Creed Key was my uncle. you were in touch with my son a year or so ago. I have some photos to share. Will get in touch with 2013 reunion.

Monday, 27 May 2013 03:11
John Sloan

I was wondering if anyone remembers or knew Carl Knudsen.  He was a great uncle of mine and all of his generation has passed now.  He was lost in France in '44 and as a fellow vet, I would appreciate any information anyone had.  Thanks!

Saturday, 24 March 2012 01:25
Wilma Key Croney - Grayson County, Sherman, TX

Mr. Sloan, my uncle died and is buried in a U. S. cemetery in Nancy, France, in 1944. There are records if your relative is buried in that cemetery. All information was sent to my grandmother at the time. I hope this helps.

Monday, 27 May 2013 03:17
Richard Sloan

I am the youngest son of a veteran of the 702nd TD battalion, Sgt. Joseph Sloan. Sadly, the 702nd no longer has reunions due to the fact that only 2 are still living, that I know of. My father passed away in 1987 at the age of 69.

Your upcoming reunion in Lincoln NE is only 75 miles from my home, and I would be honored to attend if you would have me.

I do sincerely respect deeply the men of the TD battalions and would like to meet you.


Richard Sloan

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 01:17
Ron Villegas

You have a great site!  Do you have information on the Battalion Staff officers, Company Commanders, Platoon Leaders, etc?

Thursday, 22 September 2011 01:04
Kathy Reading

Just letting you know my Mom, Dorothy Srock passed away today at 91.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 01:02
robert bowles

Happy Birthday, Chuck Alexander. As a birthday present to you your sister, Jan, has made a very generous contribution to the 818th web site. Thanks much Chuck and Jan. We are looking forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks. Love-Robert and Sharon and Alex

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:59
Kristi Isom (Mullican)

Hello everyone,

I was recently in the attic and I found a flag that my grandfather brought from WW11. His name was James Ralph Mullican and he was with company C. On the flag he had written Co. "C" 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion. I thought it was very cool to have found a piece of him, since he is now passed on. Anyway that is how I found this website. Thank you for all the great info, it has been a pleasure learning about the 818th Co.


Tuesday, 08 February 2011 01:11
Noreen Parks

I believe this regiment served at Murlough House in Dundrum which is situated in what is now a National Nature Reserve. We would most like to add you to our history and would like to appeal to anyone who has information or pictures of days gone by, whilst they served here. We would like to pay tribute to the soldiers that served here. Can anyone shed any light please. Yours in anticipation......

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 21:02
robert bowles

Dear Veterans, Families, and Friends of the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion-It is with much sadness that I must report the loss of another 818th Veteran. Our very dear friend, Cecille Wax of Headquarters Company, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday 22 January. I had the honor of visiting with Cecille at several Reunions in the past few years. It was always a privilege to sit and talk with Cecille and I am thankful for the small amount of time I got to spend with him. Visitation will be Friday 5pm-7pm in Red Oak, IA. Nelson Boyland Lerette Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The funeral will be Saturday 10:30pm at the United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, IA. Our thoughts are with the Family. Love-Robert

Sunday, 02 January 2011 21:00
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