My grandfather, Ellsworth William Schmaltz served in the Army in WWII.During training he recieved a "load of gas" and was hospitalized in Bushnell General Hospital in Brigham City, Utah, Oct. 1944.
I have a letter that he wrote to my grandmother who was living in Endicott, NY in 1944 telling her of what happened and that after he was well enough they would be "shipping out".
Ellsworth W. Schmaltz was born in Hughestown, PAMarch 1, 1907.He was working for IBM in Endicott, NY in the Auxilliary Police either before of after he entered the Army.He died in 1972 in Florida.Maybe someone remembers hearing his name or know's more about his military time.
My father, Ronald G. Schmaltz, the son of Ellsworth W. Schmaltz entered the Army in 1944 or 1945.He was stationed in Colorado where he was a "cook".I have many pictures of my dad with his buddies outside the barricks and about 12 yrs. ago he and my mother went to Colorado and they taped my dad reading this huge monument that had been erected for the men and women who served in the service.
My grandfather & father are both gone now and I'd love to hear from anyone who knew my dad in the Army.I doubt there are many men left that knew my grandfather, as he was 47 in 1944 and would be 94 in the year 2001.
But maybe someone remembers the name SCHMALTZ.Email me at MistyBIue49@aol.com