Camp Forrest during World War II
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
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,
I found your post below:
Tollton E. Coulter,
Lieutenant (then Second
Company C, 254th
Infantry Regiment. Am
searching for events
leading up to his being
wounded and his death
due to wounds on April
Forwarded Tue, 10 Apr 2007
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.
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.
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.
Couller'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.
and I thank you for your interest in our
research of Sgt. Flaig's wartime service
with the Blood and Fire.