Many thanks for your reply and I read your "memories of war" piece and was very moved. My father-in-law was also in a anti-tank company in the 99th Div., 395th Regt but I have no idea which company he was in, his service record only says the 99th, 395th Anti-Tank Bn. His name was Leora Emery but his nickname was Speed. His record also states he was a cook. However he served with the 1st Div., 26th Regt. for the best part of the war until sometime during the "Bulge". He first joined the Army in November of 1941 and after he received training at Indiantown Gap in July of 1942 boarded the Queen Mary landing in Scotland where he wrote in his service record booklet they were met at the docks by General Theodore Roosevelt. By any chance would you know how many anti-tank companies were in the 395th? From the time he set foot in North Africa he spent the rest of the overseas. Would you know how I might find which company he served with in the 395th and is there any chance you might remember a Leora Speed Emery, a rather small fellow 5'~6" 135 lbs.