Sightseer Fall 2014 Newsletter Newsletter | 4 comments Sightseer Fall 2014 Newsletter 4 Comments Mr. Tracy Derks on April 22, 2015 at 11:51 am To all, What a wonderful website. I am impressed with the dedication involved in maintaining such a well presented website for men who definitely deserve it. I am a historian working on a book about the battles on the Central Plains of Luzon in 1945. I am looking for any personal stories regarding the 6th Infantry Division’s combat there. We have lost so many stories already, I am hoping that the families of veterans of that fighting can assist me with specific stories from their fathers. These could be remembrances of an incident or perhaps a journal or the text for citations such as the Silver Star or the Bronze Star. Anything will help in presenting the story of the 6th for a wide audience. To see an example of my work you can read an article I wrote about the 32nd Infantry Division that originally appeared in World War II magazine a few years ago and then was reprinted online: http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-the-us-32nd-infantry-division-battle-to-control-the-villa-verde-trail.htm Any detail will truly help. Mr. Tracy Derks Reply Mr. Tracy Derks on April 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm To all, To follow-up on my first post: anything will help in presenting the story of the 6th for a wide audience. To see another example of my work you can read an article I wrote about the 33rd Infantry Division that originally appeared in World War II magazine a few years ago and then was reprinted online by the 33rd Infantry Division website: http://www.33rdinfantrydivision.org/document_baguio.htm Any detail will truly help. Mr. Tracy Derks Reply Regis J. Lukacs on May 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm Mr. Derks, my father-in-law, Captain Jean E. Laplace, served with the 6th Infantry Division. He received a Silver Star for gallantry in action at Rocky Point, Maffin Bay, Dutch New Guinea. He also received a Silver Star (Oak Leaf Cluster) for action near Payawan Rest House, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Tele# 724-468-3020. Reply Denis Schwendemann on July 1, 2015 at 8:13 am I looked at the 63rd Infantry Regiment photo site, page 5 photo 5 soldier sitting in chair, look’s just my father Warren D Schwendemann Company L,he was on a mortar crew I think Luzon 1944. I know it’s a longshot that’s him, but it look’s just like him when he was twenty. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.