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Honor WW2 Veterans

$2,350 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 7 days
Created April 18, 2017
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Brian Ellis  
on behalf of Beth Evans

70th Infantry Division Veterans need your help.

 On October 6, 1997, the once very active men of the 70th Infantry Division who fought in WWII during the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe campaigns, dedicated a memorial to the nearly 900 men who were killed fifty years earlier. 

This memorial proudly sits beside Sacrifice Field, deep inside Ft. Benning, Georgia.


Due to current security policy at Fort Benning, it’s no longer available to the public.

As one can imagine, the ranks of the 70th Division are much smaller today than they were in 1997. My father (tan coat in photo) passed away in 2007.

The 70th Infantry Division Association is asking for your help to raise an additional $7,500.

A new monument including the names of the Division's KIA/MIA will be placed at the National Infantry Museum's memorial walk outside Fort Benning’s main gate where the public can continue to honor the fallen heroes of this sacred Division.  

The Association is honored at this time to add the names of seven more brave 'Trailblazer' soldiers who were killed in Iraq.

With your help we can complete this project and dedicate the new monument 20 years later on October 7, 2017.


October 6, 1997 Ft. Benning dedication ceremony.

While my father will not be there with us to shed tears for his comrades, there are still a number of the youngest Trailblazers left from WW2 looking forward to seeing the monument complete.


September 16, 2016, Washington, DC reunion.


Thank you for your time and consideration, will you help?

Brian Ellis
President 70th Division Association



The 70th Division Association is a 501(c)(19) tax-exempt Veterans organization.

Visit our homepage: 70th Trailblazers 
Or email with questions: president (at) trailblazersww2.org 




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Thank you all for your amazingly quick support! Can't wait for the dedication on 7 October 2017.
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Fred Sabatine donated $250
1 day ago
JM
Joel Miller donated $120
1 day ago
MM
Michael and Elizabeth Morabito donated $150
1 day ago

In Memory of PFC Frank A. Morabito, HQ/3 Bn/274

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Walter Cox
2 days ago

post a couple of pictures of Wingen and the snow and General Herrens pic.

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WC
Walter Cox
2 days ago

Put Snow Ridges and Pillboxes on the email site doubling the cost of the book and I bet you will get enough money to do the entire thing. Surely with all the hits and a little side advertisment giving anyone a real treat as to life in a firefight, they will go for it. Books are moving now and many want to know what it was like Christmas and new year 1944-45

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Chris Schmied donated $200
3 days ago
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Bayard Walker donated $200
4 days ago
BE
Brian Ellis donated $100
5 days ago

In honor of all the Veterans of the 70th Division and their spouses - truly the greatest generation.

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LS
Linda Sherrod donated $100
5 days ago

In memory of my uncle, Elbert Taylor Kia

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SD
Steve Dixon donated $35
5 days ago
TH
Tamara Haygood donated $500
5 days ago
JH
Janet Hunter donated $100
5 days ago
KH
Karl Hyzer donated $35
5 days ago

In Honor of John D Hamlin C/276

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BH
Billie Hamlin donated $60
5 days ago

In Honor of John D Hamlin C/276

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DK
Diane Kessler donated $500
5 days ago

$2,350 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 13 people in 7 days
Created April 18, 2017
BE
Brian Ellis  
on behalf of Beth Evans
FS
$250
Fred Sabatine
1 day ago
JM
$120
Joel Miller
1 day ago
MM
$150
Michael and Elizabeth Morabito
1 day ago
CS
$200
Chris Schmied
3 days ago
BW
$200
Bayard Walker
4 days ago
BE
$100
Brian Ellis
5 days ago
LS
$100
Linda Sherrod
5 days ago
SD
$35
Steve Dixon
5 days ago
$500
Tamara Haygood
5 days ago
JH
$100
Janet Hunter
5 days ago
FS
Fred Sabatine donated $250
1 day ago
JM
Joel Miller donated $120
1 day ago
MM
Michael and Elizabeth Morabito donated $150
1 day ago

In Memory of PFC Frank A. Morabito, HQ/3 Bn/274

+ Read More
WC
Walter Cox
2 days ago

post a couple of pictures of Wingen and the snow and General Herrens pic.

+ Read More
WC
Walter Cox
2 days ago

Put Snow Ridges and Pillboxes on the email site doubling the cost of the book and I bet you will get enough money to do the entire thing. Surely with all the hits and a little side advertisment giving anyone a real treat as to life in a firefight, they will go for it. Books are moving now and many want to know what it was like Christmas and new year 1944-45

+ Read More
CS
Chris Schmied donated $200
3 days ago
BW
Bayard Walker donated $200
4 days ago
BE
Brian Ellis donated $100
5 days ago

In honor of all the Veterans of the 70th Division and their spouses - truly the greatest generation.

+ Read More
LS
Linda Sherrod donated $100
5 days ago

In memory of my uncle, Elbert Taylor Kia

+ Read More
SD
Steve Dixon donated $35
5 days ago
TH
Tamara Haygood donated $500
5 days ago
JH
Janet Hunter donated $100
5 days ago
KH
Karl Hyzer donated $35
5 days ago

In Honor of John D Hamlin C/276

+ Read More
BH
Billie Hamlin donated $60
5 days ago

In Honor of John D Hamlin C/276

+ Read More
DK
Diane Kessler donated $500
5 days ago
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