Need/Share Info. Co.F 2nd Div. Saure River Jan.20 1945 KIA
Hello to everyone that reads this.
I am looking to find information on my Uncle who was in WWII. I have read many pages of interesting questions and stories in this forum and I undeerstand I need to write to obtain his IDPF. I also read that this can take 2-6 months if it has not been destroyed. I was hoping to obtain any info I can by Christmas to offer it to my Father as a x-mas present (you know the man whe needs nothing). My Father has no more living relatives and has been trying to releive that pain with searching his past. One large area is his Brother.PFC Richard Julius #36642834Co.F 2nd Infantry APO#5(I don't know what APO#5 stands for. My Uncle wrote this on one of his letters home).I know that he was killed on January 20th. 1945 in a battle on the Saure River.
I have a letter from his platoon leader John R. Beneventi which described some of the battle. Mr. Beneventi's letter discribes in some detail as to the battle they were fighting and I would be happy to share it with anyone. I have not found anyone so far on any web sight I have been that describes or talks about the 2nd Inf. Co F. Mr. Beneventi did state that he was told all of the officers were hit that day.
My Father has always wanted to be able to track were his Brother's platoon traveled and fought. Is there a way to track this info?Richard Julius is buried at the Military Cemetary in Hamm, Luxembourg.
Given the information I have do I have enough to obtain his personnel file?
Any information would be very helpful,
Thank you for your time