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96th Infantry Division Deadeyes 2

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In Loving Memory
 
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"In 2007 Thirty-two men from the 96th Infantry Division were still listed as Missing in Action from the Battle of Okinawa.  Deadeyes, the 96th Infantry Division, suffered over 10,000 casualties. Their Sacrifices Testify to an Unsurpassed Measure of Devotion, Pride and Courage."   Don Dencker, Historian      

 
 

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In honor of the soldiers who give us the freedoms we have today. American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Support the troops.

"Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan, by John Williams

 
 
     
 

Tributes of the 96th Division "The Deadeyes"

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." (John 15:13)

 

 
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Deadeye, Ralph M. Alton
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Alton was a Deadeye from M co. 382nd regiment seeing combat on Okinawa. He passed away September 30, 2009 after a battle with cancer.

He hailed from Bruceville, Indiana

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Deadeye, Jason Autrey
 
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He served his country very proudly as a Deadeye of the 96th Division, Leyte

Pleasant Hill, Illinois

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Deadeye, William E. "Andy" Anderson, 1920-2011
 

96th Division, Leyte and Okinawa,

Dyersburg, TN

Andy will be deeply missed by his Deadeye buddies in WWII

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Deadeye, Samuel B "Barney" Avery

Barney was an honorable Deadeye who served in the second squad of the Mortar Platoon, with M. Co. 382nd Infantry on Okinawa in 1945.

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Deadeye, George E Banning

1921-2007

96th Division, Leyte and Okinawa- an honored member of  "The Greatest Generation."

Spirit Lake, Iowa

 
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Deadeye, Roland Champagne
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96th Infantry Division 382 Infantry K Company

Beloved Deadeye Father Interred March 31, 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery

The video of his beautiful military funeral service at Arlington National Cemetary may be seen by clicking HERE The password is Myhero.

 
Complete webpage with his battle stories and photos
 
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Deadeye, Grant E Cook

Photos and Oral Photos and Oral War Story Files

of Deadeye, Grant Cook

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Deadeye Donald Owen Dencker


Co L, 382 Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Sergeant

US Army: Leyte   Okinawa   Korea

1st Lieutenant 802nd     Engineer Aviation Battalion

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Deadeye, Louis J. Denno
 
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1920-2002

Louis J. Denno was a member of the 96th Infantry Signal Corp Company C

This tribute honors the grandfather of Jason Denno, and all the Vets of WWII. He was an honorable man who made his home near Roaring River, Cassville Missouri.

Grandson of Louis J. Denno, Jason Denno, has organized a Reenactment Network - Go to the Reenactment Website

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Deadeye, John Frank Heifner

1926 -2013

Alexandria, Indiana

"He was a faithful man who lived his life for Jesus Christ with great respect towards God, family, and country."

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Deadeye, William Richard Hill
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Co M, 382 Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, U.S.

Served in Okinawa in 1945

Founder of RemembertheDeadeyes.com

Roachdale, IN and Indianapolis, IN 1926 - 2018

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Deadeye, Wesley Rudolph Hillstrom

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CO H, 382nd Infantry Regiment,Third Platoon

Served in Leyte in 1944 and Okinawa in 1945

1914 - 1992

 

 
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Deadeye James D. Jackson

 
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Co L, 382 Regiment

96th Infantry Division

MIA 11    May 1945    Okinawa

"Until Someone Calls My Name"

Tribute to James D Jackson from Raymond Baird

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Deadeye, Peter George Koslow
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U S Army WWII Okinawa- Killed in Action

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v   James Koslow makes a rubbing of his brother Peter's Name while on a Valor Tour to Okinawa with Don Dencker.

 

 

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Deadeye, Vincent Paul Megna
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     A tribute to the late Vincent Paul Megna who served with the Deadeyes in the 921st F.A. Battalion with Battery B on Leyte and Okinawa in WWII.

He was from Benton Harbor, MI.

 This tribute was submitted by his daughter, Lila Megna.

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Deadeye, Kenneth R. Morgan
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We warmly remember Ken for the person he was: how well he lived his life as a Christian, father, husband, grandfather, uncle, and shop foreman. We honor his life and the contributions he made as a combat soldier in the US Army - M Co 382nd on Leyte and Okinawa.
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Deadeye, Henrik B Palm
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This is an Artilleryman's story, who left his life as a young father, a dry cleaner from Chicago and returned three years later. It includes an exclusive live recording from WJR Detroit 1944. 2

Includes an unique recording from Palm from the frontlines in Leyte.

This tribute was submitted by his daughter, Joanne Cooke

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Deadeye, Arden Pridgeon
 
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 US Army 96th Infantry Division Regiment 381 Company G

Pridgeon served on Leyte, and Okinawa

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Deadeye, Norman J. Poshusta
 
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PFC  US Army Co. L, 383rd Reg, 96th Infantry Division

Poshusta served on Leyte, and Okinawa on Kakazu Ridge. He was a Purple Heart Medal recipient.

He passed in December, 1990 after a battle with cancer.

This tribute was written by his Grandson, Corey Lentz

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Deadeye, Wilburn "Levis" Worsham
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Staff Sargent Worsham was a medic in M Co 382 and served on Leyte and Okinawa.

He passed away at the age of 89 on August 9, 2012

 

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Deadeyes Medal of Honor Recipients

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WWII veteran Ensor recalls battle and honors fellow vets  
 
 
 
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VIDEO of Bodies of US soldiers are buried at 96th Division Cemetery in Okinawa during World War II

Very Sensitive - May be too upsetting to view

 
   
 

Link to order this clip:
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/656...
Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. 

 
     
 

Troops of US 96th Grave Registration Unit remove dog tags and belongings from dead soldiers  

Very Sensitive - May be too upsetting to view

 
 
 
 
 
from Critical Past
 
     
 

Troops of US 96th Grave Registration Unit load dead bodies ...

Very Sensitive - May be too upsetting to view

 
 
 
 

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