Looking for info on Francis B Cook 501 PIR

lkdougan
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30 Jan 2018, 03:48 #11

lkdougan wrote:
cportz wrote: I found some letters written home by Bruce Cook to his wife Helen in 1944 & 1945. The return address says S/Sgt. Francis B. Cook, 19099105, Regt'l. Hq
Co 501 Prcht Inf. Is there a way to find out what battalion he belonged to and what action he saw in WWII? I am researching his family genealogy and would like
to create a tribute page to him and get his gravesite registered as a U.S. Veteran. I am also looking to pass these letters and memorabilia (pictured below) to
his descendants or relatives. KlondikeFox if you read this, do you think this is the same Bruce Cook in the photo posted at http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/reply/ ... eply-14593?
Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! The second photo is Bruce with his mother-in-law, his wife, and an unspecified Army buddy. Their
uniforms and hats don't have patches but the jacket under Bruce's arm has the 101st Airborne patch barely visible.







My husband says that's Helens brother. 💕
His name was Chauncey.
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30 Jan 2018, 15:00 #12

lkdougan wrote:
cportz wrote: I found some letters written home by Bruce Cook to his wife Helen in 1944 & 1945. The return address says S/Sgt. Francis B. Cook, 19099105, Regt'l. Hq
Co 501 Prcht Inf. Is there a way to find out what battalion he belonged to and what action he saw in WWII? I am researching his family genealogy and would like
to create a tribute page to him and get his gravesite registered as a U.S. Veteran. I am also looking to pass these letters and memorabilia (pictured below) to
his descendants or relatives. KlondikeFox if you read this, do you think this is the same Bruce Cook in the photo posted at http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/reply/ ... eply-14593?
Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! The second photo is Bruce with his mother-in-law, his wife, and an unspecified Army buddy. Their
uniforms and hats don't have patches but the jacket under Bruce's arm has the 101st Airborne patch barely visible.







My husband says that's Helens brother. 💕
His name was Chauncey
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20 Feb 2018, 20:52 #13

sabcbhmk wrote: Julianne ... your grandfather was my father!  He and my mother had a "torrid" affair in 1944/45 and I was the result.  Some years ago I visited with his second wife and she gave me many of his medals.  Would love to catch up with you .. . just to know more about him.  My email is suekatz@rcn.con.

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Hi..just saw this post, I will definitely email you soon! Julianne
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