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Modern Era Photos of Men of The 508th (C - 4 of 4)

Helen Draxler Wed
To George Christ, Jr.

   Helen Draxler, daughter of Mrs.. Luise Draxler of Brooklyn was married Sunday, December 18th [1955] to George E. Christ, Jr. of New Hyde Park.
   The wedding took place in the First Reformed Church of New Hyde park at 3:00 P.M. with the Reverend Charles T. Botkin officiating.
   The bride, who was given away by her Uncle Vincent Garcia of New Hyde Park, was dressed in ivory satin and attendants dressed in pink velveteen were Mrs. Andrew Wulforst, Matron

of Honor and flower girls, Pamela Wieser of Garden City and Andrea Wulforst of New Hyde Park.
   Carl Christ served as best man for his brother. Ushers were Richard Draxler, brother of the bride and Charles Cross of Huntington.
   Mrs. Christ is a graduate of Vienna University and also attended Adelphi College.  Her husband is the well known Village Trustee of New Hyde Park.
   A reception was held following the wedding at Nassau Inn.
George and Helene Christ
in later life
Happy Birthday!
George Christ (center) hit 70 and was honored at a party held on July 29, 1995 in New Hyde Park, NY.  At left is Bill Biagioni and Irv Shanley stands at right. All were in Hq 2nd.
(courtesy of Irv Shanley)
William Eugene "Bill" Clark
   Bill (Co A. 1st Sgt) was captured on D+8 and held in Stalag III-C until he and other POWs escaped near the end of the war.  He slogged 4,000 miles over the course of 2 months to reach American troops, and freedom, in Naples, Italy

John B. Clark
served in B/1-508 during the Dominican Republic Crisis

MG Joseph P. Cleland
(seen here as a brigadier general) commanded the 508th ARCT at Fort Bragg during and after the unit's reactivation in May 1951
Gerald F. Colvin
an officer but company is currently unknown


Allen R. Conrod
508th ARCT
Fredrick Clingenpeel
(Co I)
John R. Coates
Med Det) holds photo of he and his sister taken in Nottingham in 1944 
[courtesy of Joe Conway]

John Coates
Co C Medic is honored on this veteran memorial card

James F. Colley
(Hq 3rd)

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