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Offline GaryG

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Hello - new member here
« on: July 10, 2017, 06:05:39 AM »
My name is Gary Gudinkas. I am a 66 (soon to be 67) year old male. I live in West Suffield, Connecticut, USA and am retired.

I am a volunteer at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut and administer their website and Facebook page.

I am very interested in military history and specifically WW!!.

I did not serve in the military as I have Erb's Palsy which let me with a partially paralyzed right arm and shoulder.

One of my main interests is to see if I can learn more about my father's service in WW!!. He was in the 45th Division but I do not know the regiment. I do know he was in Sicily and Italy. As with most vets from that era, he spoke very little about the war. He was affected by the war and growing up we never went to fireworks, or went camping - He preferred to sleep in him own bed.


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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 07:40:53 AM »
Hi Gary , welcome to the forum lets hope one of the members can help you in your search .
Some pictures of the museum you help out at would be great !

LB
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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 07:52:50 AM »
Gary,

Welcome to the forum.. We will be more than happy to assist you in trying to find out about your father's service in the 45th.

There are a few on here that specialize in research and how to obtain records for families, and we may also be able to obtain replacement medals for your father if his are missing..

Jump on in and have some fun here..

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Offline GaryG

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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 09:14:48 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 09:16:27 AM »
I will post some photos from the Museum. You can see some at www.neam.org and their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandAirMuseum/

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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 10:51:09 AM »
Gary,

Welcome aboard!

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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 11:12:26 AM »
Welcome aboard Gary. You tick all of the right boxes. Hope you enjoy browsing through our extensive archives!
"He who dares, wins!"

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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 01:00:24 PM »
Welcome from Canada Gary, and thank you for your service!

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Re: Hello - new member here
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 09:25:47 PM »
Welcome from Texas.  I'm a Gary too.

 

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