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My father-in-law, Charles A Rahing, 37 619 022 (Sergeant - BTRY C 575th AAA AW BN SP 11th ARMD DIV) and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on January, 8th 1945 in Bastogne, Belgium. Dad is no longer alive, but my family would like to honor his memory by learning more about where he served and who he served with. 

We have some pictures of Dad (first row center) and would love to share them on the website if it is appropriate. Please let me know how we can find out more about Battery C and where they served.


Dennis Ochterbeck

My father was Roy Franklin McGinnis - he just passed 10-30-2005 at the age of 92. 

I was so very proud of my father as an officer and a loving father that I would love to obtain the monthly issue that is sent out. Here are photos of my father and the information regarding his passing.

I hope someone recognizes my fathers friend Rosser from Centerville, IN.

Roy F McGinnis SN# 35 148 932,
Sergeant, Battery A, 575th Anti Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. Battery A of A-D. 

Military Occupational specialty: Self Propelled AAA Automatic Weapons Crewman (3601) Rifle Sharpshooter.

Decorations: American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon W/3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon Victory Medal.

Thank you for everything. 
Ann Holmes

Roy F McGinnis

McGinnis and friend Rosser at Lake Ichliersee 30 miles from Munich. Roy on Left. Rosser was from Centerville, IN

Roy McGinnis in Munich 1945

Veterans Wall in Bella Vista, AR.

Here is a nice article about my Grandpa John Melster of the 575th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion and our Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2010. It was a great trip!!


I have also attached some photos for the members page of us at the Iwo Jima Memorial and a picture of my Grandpa and I with his welcome home poster from the May 2, 2010 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight that flew out of Milwaukee, WI. The flight carried 300 WWII veternans on a 747 to Washington, D.C.

John Melster, Waukesha, WI, HQ 575th AAA

Regards,    Tony Bellovary