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Belgian seeks name of 99th vet years ago

Paul Schmitz is a middle-aged Belgian who is seeking information on a 99th soldier who was stationed in the Elsenborn-Sourbrodt area of Belgium during December 1944 to February 1945.

He believes that man is Sergeant James R. Van Allen of the 324th Medical Battalion. He was assigned to a "sanitary unit."

Schmitz would like to hear from any person who might recall Van Allen or any soldier who recognizes the name.

His address is Paul Schmitz, Elsenborner Str 42, 52156 Monschau-Kalterherberg, Germany. E-mail: