looking for 718th amtrac survivors or familys thereof
My Uncle, 1st Sergeant Edward Hartnett, was with the 718th from their training in 1943? at Ft Knox, Kentucky to their attachment to the 77th infantry at Leyte in 1944. He was involved with all action between there and Okinawa. He told me a lot of stories about the 718ths involvment in much intense action.The stories he told were often terrifying, sad, or even humerous. One story he often told was about working with the Marines regularly on a regular basis. Frequently the landing vehicles would get stuck or be used as an armored vehicle. On one occasion the LCI he and a bunch of Marines were on grounded and a Marine Captain yelled over to him, "Grab your tommy gun Hartnett you're in the Marines from now on." Uncle Ed had many stories and always spoke very highly of all the men under his command. If some of you survivors are still out there I sure would like to hear from you. My Uncle was the biggest hero in the world to me and still is.