E-Mail and Picture received November 28,
you - Yes I was curious about the Netherlands website address then
I read the article about you in Providence Journal on your website.
a picture of my Dad in his dress army uniform that I can reproduce
or scan and send you. My mom will look for additional pictures at
her home in Connecticut.
try to write something about his experience based on my recollection
of his stories I will run it by my Brother and Mother too.
forwarded your email from Robert Tierney's son to my Mother to see
if she recognizes the name.
you again for your interest in the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.
E_Mail from Peter Kowalski
My father was a Gun Commander of a Half
Track (un-armored) equipped with a .50 caliber machine gun. My father said
that his Half Track took a direct hit from a German Tank. He was wounded and
hospitalized in Belgium in January 1945. He spoke of listening to the
German "buzz bomb" attacks from his hospital bed.
was discharged from the army in San Luis Obispo, California in Sept 1945. He
also talked about hitchhiking from California back to New England with some army
buddies. One of my biggest regrets in my life was not video taping/interviewing
my Dad about his experiences growing up in the Great Depression and serving in
Joe behind M32 Tank Recovery Vehicle (Picture: Randi
Pictures (under) received from Peter Kowalski, son of Joseph
"Big Joe" Kowalski.