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Marvel Creator Wounded in World War II

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The new Marvel’s film, Captain Marvel, will open with a tribute to Stan Lee. Together with Jack Kirby he created almost all the Marvel comics. Kirby was the only one that served as infantryman on the battlefields in Europe. In 1943 Kirby was drafted into the United States Army (Service Number: 32966619). He followed his […]

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Crosses in the Wind

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One of the most overlooked units in World War II is the Graves Registration Service. The men assigned to this unit were responsible for processing the bodies of killed US enlisted men as they were transferred to their final resting place. As Footsteps Researchers, we come across very interesting and sad documents when we image […]

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Then and Now Photos with Joey and Myra

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On December 30, 2018, Joey van Meesen and Myra Miller took off on a day trip through Belgium and Luxembourg (with Ronald van Meesen singing in the back seat). The goal was to locate current locations to match original WW2 photos. Then Joey used his skills to blend the shots together. We had so much […]

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LEGACY: Lost & Found – History Returns Home

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Today, a family in Alabama got to touch and hold the etched pocket knife of their patriarch, Prentice W. Ball. Ball was a member of the 30th Infantry Division, 117th Infantry Regiment during WWII in 1944-45. He presumably dropped the knife in his foxhole as his unit was moving out to cross the Rhine River […]

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Skype Interview with ABC 33/40 in Birmingham Alabama

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We had great fun being interviewed for this news report about Prentice W. Ball’s knife. Joey was with his dad in The Netherlands Sara was at her home in Kansas Myra was sitting in her car at a truck stop in Missouri Andrew Donley was in Birmingham, Alabama and interviewed us all at the same […]