George Mangen, Early Years in Luxembourg

In 1867, Luxembourg became an independent country. It is surrounded by Belgium, Germany, and France. At 998 square miles Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Three languages are spoken: Luxembourgish, French, and German. On Wednesday, 25 March 1868, my Great Grandfather, George Mangen was born in Mensdorf(the town), Betzdorf(the commune), Grevenmacher(the canton), … More George Mangen, Early Years in Luxembourg

What was happening in Chicago when Henry Mangen lived there?

My Grandfather, Henry Mangen lived his entire life in Chicago. What significant events occurred in Chicago during that time? I compiled a list of some events and put it in a timeline below.   A few of the highlights include: Reversing the flow of the Chicago River in 1900. It was done by building canal … More What was happening in Chicago when Henry Mangen lived there?

Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 5, April 12-October 2, 1945

Dad was injured on Aril 11, 1945 on Kakazu Ridge, Okinawa. He was taken to the hospital ship and on April 22, 1945 he was in a hospital in Saipan. He was unable to hear for a month but gradually gained back most of his hearing. June 3rd he was taken to Hawaii and was … More Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 5, April 12-October 2, 1945

Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 4, April 11, 1945

The 96th Infantry Division have been having difficulty taking Kakuzu Ridge in Okinawa. They have suffered many casualties in the past 3 days. The 383rd/3 battalion spent the night of April 10th on the north slope of the saddle. They received ammunition and rations the morning of April 11th. At 1300, my dad and what … More Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 4, April 11, 1945