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Looking for GI Joe

Posted: 4 Jul 2009 10:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am searching for my paternal grandfather, but I have very little information as my biological father was offspring of an association with a GI during WWII, and information is therefore limited. I am posting this in the hope that someone in Louisiana my recognise some of the pieces and help me put them together. The information I have is:

Name Joseph (Joe) Thibodeaux
dob C 1924 (?) real guess but that is the age of paternal grandmother
posted in the UK around June/July 1945, possibly in or around Carlile or Chester
Knew Kathleen Shackleton (paternal grandmother)

If any of the above is familiar please get in touch, it would be unreal to be able to put a picture to such scant info, and would love to know what Joe was like.

Thanks

Tracie Gray

Re: Looking for GI Joe

Posted: 5 Jul 2009 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
in WW2 militery records there are 12 men of this name in Louisiana - can you narrow it down a bit?

Re: Looking for GI Joe

Posted: 5 Jul 2009 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I noticed a posting with this information:

shirleythibo@bellsouth.net

This is the email address of the President of the Thibodeaux Family Association and she might be able to help you. You will probably want to give her all the information that you can, such as his race, for example.

Re: Looking for GI Joe

Posted: 5 Jul 2009 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I know very little, but can tell you that he was here c.July 1945 as my father was born April 1946. Kathleen was in the army at the time, but we dont know where. Another family member remembers meeting Joe in Chester, and Kathleen was based in Carlile at some point.

Unfortunately that is all we have to work with. Except that there was talk of native american blood, but we are not really sure what that means. I have been using GI Trace and have narrowed my search to 5 possibilities, but without any further info I am really struggling to narrow further.

Any help gratefully received, I am not a particlarly seasoned researcher, so very much learning 'on the job'

Tracie
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