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Boquel, Francois: 1895
Boquel, Francois: 1895
Francois immigrated from Alsace-Loraine to the United States sometime in the 1850s. His biography was prepared based upon census records, newspaper articles and a few family reminiscences.
Place: Bethlehem, PA
40.6259316, -75.3704579
Carr, Louis Drury: 2012 Educator and Grand Knight
Carr, Louis Drury: 2012 Educator and Grand Knight
Initially this biography, based simply upon memories, was a single page long and thus proved to be a great disappointment to say the least - surely more could be learned with a modicum of effort! After researching his WWI service - which proved to be an education in itself - many other details fell into place. As with the other histories on this website - all veterans - I am indebted to family members for their contributions - the errors are all mine and will be corrected when brought to my attention.
Owner of original: Regis Carr
Date: Apr 2012
40.9167654, -74.1718109
Howard, Tillmer D: 1942-1944 & the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment
Howard, Tillmer D: 1942-1944 & the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment
While Tillmer Howard was enduring basic training, his eventual unit, the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, conducted training maneuvers with British units in Northern Ireland. Then in September 1942, two battalions left Ireland for England and additional training with British units. In October the two battalions again boarded ships as part of Operation Torch - combat operations in North Africa.
Owner of original: RJCarr
Date: 19 Apr 2014
Leverett, Nicholas T: 2011 Confederate Veteran
Leverett, Nicholas T: 2011 Confederate Veteran
When Nicholas Thompkins Leverett was first added to the family tree I knew only that NT was the great-great-grandfather of my bride, Lana (Scott) Carr and that he was a Confederate veteran. Initially, I was satisfied with that limited knowledge and did not pursue more detail. After writing and posting a story to about Lana's father, MSG John Edgar Scott, I sought more information about NT.
Pate, James Elvie: 1944 A Tough 'Ombre
Pate, James Elvie: 1944 A Tough 'Ombre
In December 1941, James Elvie Pate was a 32-year-old, single ranch hand on the Tommy Brook Ranch in west Texas and a base violin player in a local band. By April 1942 he had joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division – the Tough ‘Ombres. Two years later he was a married sergeant aboard a ship passing by the Statue of Liberty - bound for England and eventual participation in the landings on Utah Beach. Four days following that landing and within several miles of the beach he was wounded and sent back to England for treatment. Upon return to France he fought in the operation known as the Falaise Pocket. Just days before that battle was won, Sergeant Pate paid the ultimate sacrifice. Years later his only sister fought to have her Tough ‘Ombre returned home to Texas.

The story of Sergeant Pate's service reflects the great care Virginia (Wilson) Bailey, his niece, took to collect and retain artifacts of his service and her graciousness in sharing them with the author.

The booklet is available @ and searching for "Sergeant James Elvie Pate"
Owner of original: RJCarr
Date: 30 Sep 2014
Scott, John Edgar: 1944 'Butts on this Article'
Scott, John Edgar: 1944 "Butts on this Article"
This document captures an experience upon which John Scott did not elaborate with his children during his lifetime. The only detail that his eldest daughter knew was that he had been briefly captured by the German army during WWII and scars on his back were the lingering evidence. At some point he may have provided his wife, Vivian, with other details, but apparently she also did not share them. Fortunately, Vivian retained several artifacts John had sent home during the war that eventually made researching details a family imperative. One of those artifacts was a Stars & Stripes Newspaper article with the title "38th Regt. Bags 78 Tanks In Four-Day Bulge Battle." It seemed innocuous because John was not assigned to the 38th Regiment and because one battle would generally be indistinguishable from another. But there were aspects of the article that made this battle story different – very different - and John he wanted Vivian to read it. So, in the margin near the portion titled “Americans Rescued” John had added a marginal note; "Butts on this article - Scott." His note was akin to claiming "dibs" – although even that explanation may no longer be in common use. John's note simply declared that once the newspaper had been read by all his fellow unit soldiers, he wanted to cut the story from the paper. He did mail the article to Vivian along with a few others describing the capture of American soldiers. As the attached document describes, John was one of those captured soldiers.

RJCarr, 24 Dec 2022: While reading "Battle - The Story of the Bulge" by John Toland, the middle paragraphs on page 51 caught my eye:
In this village (Wirtzfeld), (Lieutenant) Colonel Matt Konop, commanding officer, of the 2nd Division Special Troops was pacing in a farmhouse. At exactly 6:53 A. M. he was called to the phone.
"Listen to me, Konop!" The (lieutenant) colonel recognized the voice of Major General Walter Robertson, 2nd Division commander, but he'd never heard him so excited. "I want you to alert all units and organize a last ditch defense of the command post! Enemy tanks have broken through on our right flank at Bullingen. And we've got reports of a paratroop landing northwest of us. We've got to hold those positions. If they break through here, there's almost no opposition all the way to the coast! I want you to take every available gun and defend to the last man. Understand?"
"Yes, sir. But all I have left are cooks, clerks and KPs."
"Put them all on the line!"
Shells began falling.

The special troops (still without unit designation) were to occupy - Wirtzfeld - which was 2 KM north of the Bullingen by road and 3 KM due west of the Twin Villages. The Germans had overrun the 99th Division at Bullingen on 17 Dec 1944 as noted in the field phone call by MG Robertson to Konop. The command post (CP) that MG Robertson mentioned was likely the forward CP from which the commanded the attack towards Wahlerscheid, 9 KM northeast.

See also, "Ardennes 1944" by Antony Beevor, page 137-138 where "(o)ne wounded soldier was finished off with a Kopfschuss, a pistol shot through the head at close range, but according to civilian witnesses the other prisoners were more fortunate than their comrades in Honsfeld."
Owner of original: Regis J. Carr
Date: 04 May 220
Scott, John Edgar: 2011 A Texas Veteran's Story
Scott, John Edgar: 2011 A Texas Veteran's Story
In 1959 Edgar purchased a 20-acre farm in south Texas thru the Texas Veteran's Land Board. The ensuing 25 years is a marvelous story of success - the American way. The story of his farm in Lytle, TX is captured in this document.
Place: Old Frio City Road, Ltyle, Texas
29.251695264331648, -98.7874960899353
Stallard, Clara Ashe (Carr): 2011 - A Postmortem
Stallard, Clara Ashe (Carr): 2011 - A Postmortem
Clara's cremated remains were discovered in 2008 by the occupant of a home in Orem, Utah. That find enabled Clara to be returned to her family - even if the details of how she got lost in the first place remain but a guess. The story at the link is the result of collaboration by two researchers on opposite sides of her marriage.
Owner of original: RJCarr
Date: 2011
Place: Orem, Utah
40.2968979, -111.6946475