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  1. Hi,

    My paternal grandfather is PFC Emmanuel Holzman, ASN 42133955, Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Died of Wounds on 18 January 1945 at the 91st Evacuation Hospital, Verviers, Belgium from a serious compound fracture of both legs and other injuries caused by gun shot wounds. Born on 1 July 1918, he entered the service on 18 May 1944 from Brooklyn, New York. He is buried at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. He was 26 years old and was survived by my grandmother and my dad (both deceased). I’m looking for information, photos, private memories of him.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.
    Ken Kaplan

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  2. I am researching material for an article about my grandfather, PFC Nick Kolenda, who served in Company G, 16th Infantry in WW1. I have the history of the 16th in France, but am wondering if I can find what battalion Company G was part of during its time in France. Any guidance or assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Fred Tolson Post

      Mr. Gwaltney,

      Thank you for contacting the 16th Infantry Regiment Association.

      I have reviewed our records and found that Pfc Nick Kolenda was cited for gallantry in action by 1st Brigade General Order #5, dated 1 June 1919. The citation reads:

      “The following officers and men are cited for gallant and courageous conduct during their participation in three of the four major operations of this division (i.e. the 1st Division): Montdidier-Noyon Defensive; Ainse-Marne Offensive; St. Mihiel Offensive; and Meuse- Argonne Offensive.” It then goes on to list his name. This GO citation is essentially equivalent to the Silver Star award.

      G Company was part of the 2nd Battalion. I hope this helps.

    1. Fred Tolson Post
    2. Lubos

      I found this information on PVT Charles F Marmie – I hope it helps.

      Birth: Nov. 22, 1924 Death: Apr. 13, 1945

      KIA WWII Germany 16th Infantry Regiment 1st Division

      Crestview Cemetery
      Belmont County
      Ohio, USA

  3. Thanks to those of you who sent in donations to help a Cold War Alpha Company soldier to attend his first division reunion in Chicago in June. Those of us making donations are trying to make it a little easier for him to attend. I know it will be a surprise to him. I believe he is close to 80 years old, so this may well be his last chance to attend a reunion. Please help us make his wish come true. Send your donations to Doug Meeks and write “Richard” in the memo section of the check.

    God Bless,

    Alpha 6 65/66

  4. 2/16 Reflagging at Ft. Benning in September. As soon at the dates are firm I am sure Steve Clay will post them on the site and I will also send the dates to those that said they where going with me. I am hoping that all of those former members of 2/15 will make an effort to join us. So far BIll Powell, Roger Meadows, Dennis Moorehead and I plan on going. If I can help in anyway let me know. I know that our HCOR and SGM and his wife will attend. They are great assets to the Regimental Assn.

    God Bless,
    Alpha 6

  5. Greatful to be a part of this AWESOME organization. Looking forward to many more events like the DMOR/HMOR and the Vietnam monument dedication ceremonies shared on Fort Riley and Manhattan earlier this month. I have posted several photos on my face book page (Becky Arthington) browse, cut-n-paste or share.

  6. Gerald Donald Kabler
    Born: May 21, 1942
    Died: April 08, 2015

    Mr. Gerald Kabler, 72, of Anderson, died Wednesday evening at his home, surrounded by his loving family
    A celebration of Gerald’s life with military honors took place 11:00 am Monday, April 20, 2015 at his home located at 10425 County Road 208, off of FM 1774 between Anderson and Plantersville.

    Gerald was born May 21, 1942 in Kingsville, Texas to Oliver Edgar and Clara Marie Davis Kabler. A 1962 graduate of Victoria High School, Gerald followed by serving in the US Army, 2nd 16th Infantry Regiment during the Vietnam War as a Ranger. Gerald was a retired oil field worker, having spent most of that time living and working for Tester Basin and Chemical Weed Control in the Midland-Odessa area. Upon retirment he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching old black and white movies, especially westerns and keeping up the news. He was a strong supporter of the 2nd 16th Wounded Warriors.

    Survivors include his daughter, Debra Whatley ( and her husband Steven, his grandchildren, Christa Hoover and Ashley Daigle and great grandchildren, Jaxon Hoover, Ellie Hoover and Etta Daigle.

    In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials in Gerald’s name to the 16th Infantry Regiment Association Wounded Warriors at or Doug Meeks, Treasurer, 1745 Belmonte Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207 or a favorite charity.

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