A family war hero by the name of Ralph R. Brennan
My mother's cousin, lst Lt. Ralph T. Brennan, served with the 134th Infantry Regiment. Their slogan was "All Hell Can't Stop Us"He died in action on Sept. 12, 1944 during the battle of Flavigny in France.He was 32 years old.He was buried in the Lorraine Cemetery at St. Avoid, France.
There is a plaque on Government Bridge across the Moselle at Flavigny that reads: "In Memory of Lt. Ralph T. Brennan and his Comrades of the 35th American Infantry Division Who GAve Their Lives for Our Freedom (with the date incorrect 10-11) Sept. 1944.Lt. Brennan was commanding officer of
F-134-44 at the time of his death.Family members engraved a cross for him in 1946, but records were lost.The plaque was installed in 1998.If anyone has any information about fighting along side my mother's cousin Ralph or as she and other family member's called him, Frosty, because he was prematurely grey, please e-mail me.Or most especially if you have any kind of correspondence from him or to him during those war years, please let me know and I will gratefully pass it on to the rest of the Brennan Clan.Thanking you in advance, Mary Alice.My cousin and I are just beginning to uncover many, many family members we did not know existed merely by accident.My cousin went on the internet looking to find a copy of a book called The Irish Diary, written by Lt. Ralph's brother, Father Robert Brennan, when she came across a Kathy Brennan who happened to have a copy available.Well, now, through their correspondence there are more than we can believe and a family reunion is in the works for the early part of June down in Lima, OH. where all the Brennans came from, including Ralph.
Closing for now.Praying and hoping to hear from some of
Lt. Ralph T. Brennan's comrade's from the 134th Infantry.
Mary Alice(a distant cousin)