756th Tank Battalion ASSOCIATION:
The 756th Tank Battalion's active veterans association
officially dissolved this past summer.  
Unfortunately, many members can no longer attend the annual reunions, so the decision was made to  retire to
colors and to split and donate the Association treasury money between the Disabled American Veterans and the
National Museum of the U.S. Army.   Both organizations were sent $935.15.  The DAV responded with an
acknowledgment on December 22nd, 2010 and the National Museum of the US Army responded on January 13,
2011 and January 19th, 2011. (See below).  Note: addresses have been blocked for privacy reasons.
In addition to the above certificate of acknowledgement, the National Museum of the U.S. Army included a form
for their program: Registry of the American Soldier.  Anyone interested in honoring a soldier, please click on the
image below.  A new window will open that you can either save (right click) or print.  All instructions and addresses
are included on the form.
On August 10th, 2010, five veterans of the 756th Tank Battalion attended a ceremony at the Patton Museum at
Fort Knox, Kentucky, to retire the battalion colors.   All Association property was also donated to the Museum at
the same time.  Here are some photos (click to enlarge) of that bittersweet event:
The 756th Tank Battalion maintained an active Association for over 20 years.  In 2010, the Association turned in
their book and photo collection and retired the battalion colors at the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  
No more annual reunions will take place.  
The last reunion was held September 10-13, 2009 in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Only seven veterans could attend,
but participating family members and associates brought attendance closer to fifty. The members toured Cincinnati
and Northern Kentucky sites and enjoyed fine hospitality a the Drawbridge Inn. Many thanks to the Coombs family
for being such wonderful hosts!
Veterans at the Patton Museum
(left to right): Richard Coombs, Gene
Palumbo, Clyde Guild, Robert Gill, and
Charles Pelley.
Veterans at the Patton Museum (left to
right): Pelley, Guild, Gill, Coombs, and
Palumbo hand over the battalion crest and
streamers to the director of the Patton
Museum.
Veterans at the Patton Museum (left to
right): Robert Gill, Clyde Guild, Charles
Pelley, Richard Coombs, and Gene
Palumbo climb aboard an M4A3 one last
time.   
2009
Veterans at Fort Mitchell, Kentucky,
(left to right, back row): Robert Gill,
Richard Coombs, Charles Pelley, Clyde
Guild, (left to right, seated) Henry
Sanislow, Mike Sudvary, Dave Redle.
PHOTOS FROM PAST REUNIONS:
(Click images to enlarge)
2008
Veterans at the World War II
Memorial in Washington D.C
. (left to
right): Richard Coombs, Clyde Guild,
Denis Hannan, Dave Redle, Gene Palumbo,
Robert Gill, Frank Cockerill.
2007
Veterans at Huntington, West Virginia,
(left to right, back row): Denis Hannan,
Charles Pelley, Gene Palumbo, Mike
Sudvary, Robert Gill,  (left to right,
seated):, Henry Sanislow, Jack Brown,
Frank Cockerill, Jack Deenihan, David
Redle, Clyde Guild.
(Photo courtesy of
Russell Jones)
2006
Veterans at Akron, Ohio, (left to right,
back row): Gene Palumbo, Richard
Coombs, Frank Cockerill, Denis Hannan,
Henry Sanislow, Robert Gill, Charles
Pelley, and Mike Sudvary.  (left to right,
seated): Jack Brown, Sam Liberto, David
Redle, Clyde Guild.
2005
Veterans at Fon-du-Lac,Wisconsin, (left
to right, back row): Marvin Kempf, Ralph
Donley, Robert Gill, Bud Fink, Joseph
Salvatore, Richard Coombs, Charles Pelley,
Denis Hannan, Henry Sanislow, and Paul
Taylor.  (left to right, seated): Henry
Deicken, David Redle, Clyde Guild, and
Frank Cockerill.
756th Tank Battalion Association Reunions of the Past...
Year:
Date:
City & State:
Host(s):
1987
9/30 - 10/04
Fresno, California
George Montgomery
1988
9/24 - 9/27
Fort Worth, Texas
Roy Anderson
1989
10/05 - 10/08
Akron, Ohio
David Redle
1990
9/20 - 9/23
Omaha, Nebraska
Frank Cockerill
1991
9/18 - 9/22
Louisville, Kentucky
James Blackwell
1992
9/17 - 9/20
St. Paul, Minnesota
Robert Kremer
1993
9/10 - 9/12
Williamsburg, Virginia
Ed Olson
1994
9/15 - 9/18
Paducah, Kentucky
Clarence Yeatts
1994
9/29 - 10/02
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Roy Kosanke
1995
9/21 - 9/24
Arlington, Virginia
Denis Hannan / Ed Olson
1995
10/12 - 10/15
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jack Brown / Roy Kosanke
1996
8/12 - 8/16
Las Vegas, Nevada
George Montgomery
1996
9/19 - 9/22
St. Joseph, Missouri
Clarence Yeatts
1997
8/21 - 8/23
Denver, Colorado
Herman Turpin
1998
9/10 - 9/13
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Henry Sanislow / Mike Sudvary
1999
9/17 - 9/19
Springfield, Missouri
Clarence Yeatts
2000
9/21 - 9/23
San Diego, California
Bud Fink
2001
-- Reunion scheduled for Fort Knox cancelled due to the 9-11 attacks --
2002
9/19 - 9/21
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Bud Fink
2003
9/25 - 9/27
San Antonio, Texas
Herman Turpin
2004
9/16 - 9/18
Omaha, Nebraska
Frank Cockerill
2005
9/15 - 9/17
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Marvin Kempf
2006
9/16 - 9/16
Akron, Ohio
David Redle
2007
9/13 - 9/15
Huntington, West Virginia
Robert Gill
2008
9/11 - 9/14
Washington D.C. area
Denis Hannan
2009
9/10 - 9/12
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Richard Coombs
2010
Cancelled
Louisville, Kentucky
Coombs family
756th Tank Battalion Official Repository for
Letters, Documents, Photos and Memorabilia...

If you have WWII or 756th Tank Battalion material that you are interested in preserving for future
generations, the Association selected the PATTON MUSEUM LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES as the "official"
repository choice.  All material sent by you to the library and identified as "756th Tank Battalion" historical
material will forever be cataloged as such and made available for future researchers wishing to research the
756th Tank Battalion.  

The Museum will proudly accept any "archival material" such as books, documents, papers, letters,
photographs and films.  Any other object or "artifact" (such as a uniform, insignia, equipment, or weapon)
should be cleared ahead of time, as the Museum must consider storage space before acceptance.

2011 MUSEUM UPDATE...

The PATTON MUSEUM LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES and the Armor School are moving to Fort Benning,
Georgia. All 756th Tank Battalion material is currently in storage with the new ARMOR MUSEUM (part of
the National Infantry Museum).  The museum building itself will be completed in the near future. Donations
are still being accepted to the 756th Tank Battalion collection but should coordinated through the webmaster.  
Please e-mail
jdanby@756tank.com if you have material you wish to donate. Once a permanent address is
published, it will be posted here.  
756th Tank Battalion Association "TAPS" List.
The following are the names of 756th Tank Battalion members who has since passed away.  Most were
Association members, but others have been listed at the request of their families or friends...
NAME / Company
DATE OF DEATH
Affiliation/Source
Harvey F. Abbot (D)
unknown
Association
Richard L. Adlard (B)
8/22/1997
Association
Donald L. Anderson
9/27/2013
Family Friend
Harley Anderson
11/16/2014
Family
Roy Anderson (B)
6/27/2011
Association
Bennie B Angerer (H)
1/9/1997
Association
Edwin Y. Arnold (H)
unknown
Association
Leroy F. Banham (H)
unknown
Association
Thomas Barber (B)
1974
Association
Lee P. Barnes (D)
9/16/2007
Family
Carrol E. Barnhart
1/7/1996
Association
Louis H. Bergheger (A)
7/10/2004
Association
James H. Blackwell (B)
1/21/1996
Association
George A. Boutilier (A)
4/18/1999
Association
John J. Bostwick
unknown
Association
Howard J. Bowers (Sv)
2/3/1996
Association
Bedford Brown (H,A)
3/25/1991
Association
Jack H. Brown (H, C)
July, 2013
Family
Bertie L. Bulen (B)
5/15/1993
Association
Jack E. Burger (B)
9/9/2001
Association
Modestino Cafaro (H)
unknown
Association
Frank R. Cockerill, Jr. (B)
5/19/2009
Association
Doyle Cody
1/6/2003
Association
Charles H. Coleman (B)
8/1976
Association
Roy Collins (H)
11/11/2009
Association
Ansel M. Colvin (H)
unknown
Association
Donald W. Conklin
8/16/1995
Association
Roger Cornell
11/15/1999
Association
Ned S. Cox (A)
unknown
Association
Joseph Cutrone (B)
unknown
Association
George C. Davis (B)
12/23/1995
Association
Marioin A. Davis (A)
1/20/2009
Association
John J. "Jack" Deenihan (A)
9/8/2011
Association
John L. Deicken
1/11/1991
Association
Billy J. Donelson (D)
3/22/1997
Association
John H. Dooley (A)
unknown
Association
Ralph Donley (H)
5/29/2011
Association
Calvin Eaton
1/15/2003
Association
Thomas R. Ellison
11/13/2003
Association
William R. Engfer (B, A)
4/7/1991
Association
Victor M. Essy (Sv)
unknown
Association
Roger Fazendin (B)
1/13/1993
Association
George Felegy (C)
6/19/2000
Association
Donald A. Freeman (C)
8/29/1992
Association
Tomas Garcia (A)
1998
Association
Barney Gaugler (C)
1/5/2003
Association
Raymond S. Getz (B)
unknown
Association
Henry E. Gohde (B)
1997
Association
James W. Gilkerson (B)
3/12/1996
Association
Robert W. Gill (C)
12/8/2015
Family
George M. Gillispie (A)
9/22/1995
Assocation
Porfirio Gonzalez (A)
10/17/2003
Association
Bedford B. Grass (H)
9/26/1996
Association
James (Giacomo) Guarino (A)
10/02/2007
Association
Clyde W Guild (B)
5/4/2017
Family
Hugh M. Habenicht
10/17/1995
Association
John M. Hamilton (B)
3/2/2000
Association
Louis F. Hamp (C)
3/7/2002
Association
Denis Hannan (Med)
2/5/2010
Association
Norman LeeRoy Hardy (B)
9/2/2014
Family
James Haspel (B)
unknown
Association
Stephen J. Horvath (C)
unknown
Association
Wallace R. Hudgins
4/4/1992
Association
Horace D. Hunsaker (A)
5/5/2001
Association
Raymond T. Johnson (A)
unknown
Association
Ralph Jones (Sv)
1/14/1995
Association
Vernon D. Judy (B)
5/10/2000
Association
Theodore A. Kartheiser (H)
unknown
Association
Frank S. Kartis (C)
12/25/2008
Friend
Marvin Kempf (A)
8/8/2009
Association
Marvin King (B)
12/14/1998
Assocation
Clifford E. Kirkland (C)
unknown
Association
Karl K. Kincaid (B)
11/2/2001
Association
Roy R. Kosanke (B)
11/18/1996
Association
Stanley J. Kotarski (A, D)
unknown
Association
Robert F. Kremer (B, D)
7/11/1997
Association
Martin Kuklis (B)
3/23/1989
Association
Charles E. Landgraff (H)
12/3/1994
Association
Raymond L. Leonard (B)
7/14/1990
Assocation
French G. Lewis (H, A, C)
11/23/2004
Association
Jacob D. Littreal (A)
unknown
Association
David Loeb (H, C)
unknown
Association
Oscar S. Long (H)
5/16/1999
Association
Howard A Mahurin
unknown
Association
Maynard T. Marine
9/20/2001
Association
David L McConaghey (A)
unknown
Association
Anthony F. Melfi (B)
wartime
Association
Norwood H Meisinger (B)
3/5/2016
Family
George Montgomery (B, D)
10/9/1999
Association
Rex Nall (C)
4/21/2008
Association
Raymond D. Norris (H)
7/16/1997
Association
Anthony L. Notaroberto (B)
1995
Association
Carl R. Nowlin (C)
6/2/1996
Association
Alvin Nusz (B)
8/29/1999
Association
Philip Olivia (Sv)
9/28/1999
Association
Haskell O. Oliver (B)
unknown
Association
Charles M. Olson (A)
12/17/2002
Association
Edwin B. Olson (C, H)
5/5/2011
Association
Vincent P. O'Malley (Sv)
11/15/1996
Association
Robert E. Padgett (B)
9/21/1991
Association
Gene Palumbo (B)
5/11/2017
Family
Gene W. Patsch (A)
1/1/2000
Association
Moultrie Patten (C, A, B)
3/25/2009
Association
Julian Peckham (D)
10/9/1997
Association
Yrineo H. Pena (A)
12/2/2007
Association
Frank Piotrowski (H, C)
1/21/2000
Association
Winton M. Pflugrad (C)
1/26/1981
Association
Ricard E. Pitman (C)
unknown
Association
James C. Quarles (A)
3/10/2002
Association
Paul M. Ranspach (B, D)
4/26/2003
Association
David D. Redle (B)
1/7/2015
Family
Arthur F. Richter (B, D, A)
3/26/2014
Friend
Joel Roth (D)
6/5/2003
Association
John Roth (B)
5/26/2002
Association
Eugene H. Rule (B)
4/26/1998
Association
Edward J. Sadowski (B)
5/1994
Association
Henry Sanislow (B)
11/24/2011
Association
Ruben Savaloja
1/27/1995
Association
Fred L. Schmidt (H)
8/18/1998
Association
John P. Sherlock
1/15/1995
Association
Ralph Slusser (B)
6/24/2000
Association
Foster Smith
10/21/2000
Association
Frank P. Souden (B)
4/3/1996
Association
Albert F. Spillard (C)
unknown
Association
Mike Sudvary (H, A)
12/17/2011
Association
Paul L. Taylor (B)
12/25/2005
Association
Osgood Tower
unknown
Association
Willis A. Trafton (A)
4/3/1994
Association
Herman L. Turpin (H, A)
10/29/2005
Association
Refugio Vasquez (H, Sv)
12/27/1991
Association
James T. Vaughn (B)
4/28/1996
Association
Armando Vignolo (B)
3/14/2005
Association
Albert C. Voegele (C)
5/9/2001
Association
Wilbur W. Wagner (H)
6/17/1996
Association
Cullen Ward (Sv)
6/1997
Association
Robert L. Weimer
unknown
Association
Charles M. Wilkinson (B)
6/20/2008
Association
Clarence E. Yeatts
2005
Association
Lawrence M. Wolfe
11/4/1996
Association