Just wanted to share a post I published today over at The Family Kalamazoo. I wrote about my great-uncle Charles Mulder, Jr. (Chuck). He was the leader of a small group in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Europe during WWII. He was with the 119th Infantry Regiment, which was a part of the 30th Infantry Division. According to Wikipedia, “The 30th Infantry Division was a unit of the Army National Guard in World War I and World War II. It was nicknamed the ‘Old Hickory’ division, in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The Germans nicknamed this division “Roosevelt’s SS.” The 30th Infantry Division was regarded by a team of historians led by S.L.A. Marshall as the number one American infantry division in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), involved in 282 days of intense combat over a period from June 1944 through April 1945.
Uncle Chuck was a lovely person whose life was changed because of his war service and an incident of friendly fire. Read about it here:
6 responses to “About My Uncle Chuck”
A great story, Luanne. I have my Dad’s Cruise Book and it is a treasure.
Oh, wow! I had never seen anything like this before seeing these pages about Chuck. What a treasure to have about your dad’s life.
It is for sure
Thanks for sharing this story, Luanne.
An excellent post to share!
Whatever you do, don’t miss this wonderful post! Luanne is not only a poet but also a personal historian – her research gives her stories an air of authenticity not often found in cyberspace. A real treat, universal stories!