Camp Forrest
Tullahoma, Tennessee

Frank Hinchey
[email protected]

Delaware, OH


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Camp Forrest during World War II

 
Message Tue 4/10/2007

Dear Mr. Speer:
 
I came upon your Internet post concerning your uncle who was in Co. C. 1st Bn 254th Inf. Reg during World War II. I am helping my brother-in-law, Dick Flaig of Cincinnati, Ohio, locate Co. C members who served with his late father, Sgt. Louis Flaig, Co. C., 1st Bn, 254th Inf. Regiment. Sgt. Flaig served with Charlie Company during combat operations in France and Germany until the end of the war and may served with your uncle. We have located a a couple of Sgt. Flaig's buddies, but we were hoping you might have a roster or hometowns etc. of others to contact. Unfortunately, Dick did not get any oral histories from his dad before his death.
 
We have attached a photo of Sgt. Flaig and his Bronze Star citation.
 
Very Truly Yours,
Frank Hinchey
Delaware, OH
 
I found your post below:
 
Tollton E. Coulter, 01328125, First Lieutenant (then Second Lieutenant), Infantry, Company C, 254th Infantry Regiment. Am searching for events leading up to his being wounded and his death due to wounds on April 26, 1945.
 
Frank Hinchey [email protected]

Message Forwarded Tue, 10 Apr 2007
 
Toll,
Thought I would send to you. If you have any info please send to Frank and include me as a Cc as there may be more information I can include in the Military web site inside theBlountWeb.
Frank,
Toll is my cousin and the son of Tollton E. Coulter, I hope he may be able to answer some questions for you. I ask the both of you to please include me (carbon copy) so I might follow your search. I also will put this information online within a week or so.
 
Respectfully
 
Steve Speer
theBlountWeb

Message Tue 4/10/2007
 
Dear Steve:
Thanks for the quick response to my inquiry. My brother-in-law, Dick Flaig of Cincinnati, has digitally archived a number of snapshots taken by his late dad's father and others during 1945 before and shortly after the end of the war. The 254th stood down in May 1945 shortly after your relative died of his war wounds. We thank you for Lt. Toller's service to his country.
 
By the way, I am sure Dick could send you or Lt. Toller's son a CD with the photos that he has archived from his dad's unit. Co. C, 1st Battalion, 254th Infantry, 63rd Infantry Division. We have made contact with former Co C. buddy by the name of Billie DeFries of Tennessee and the extended family of the late Lester Gilbeau of New Orleans area.
 
 
Again, Dick and I thank you for your interest in our research of Sgt. Flaig's wartime service with the Blood and Fire.
 
Very Truly Yours,
Frank Hinchey
Delaware, OH