• Art Jahnke

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Alum’s Book Recounts Long Overdue Search for Lost World War II Soldiers

  1. A well researched and written historical account. I have read and highly recommend the book! An important read for all citizens clearly illuminating the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families. A book you will always remember.

  2. Great article. Thank you Art for your writing the article. Thank you Jack for your book. Facts, accountability, and remembrance all still matter. The truth is what real American exceptionalism stands for, and what great journalism is all about. The word “education” comes from the Latin root “educere’ which simply means “to lead”. So thank you for your leadership as well. Happy Veterans Day.

  3. My Uncle Howard Dixon, 28th Division, 110th Infantry, C Company was killed in action on November 2, 1944. He was 20 years old. His older brother Claude (my father) was with the 1st Armoured Divison in North Africa and Italy. Upon return to Irvine, Kentucky where both were raised, my father could not write his name for the shell shock he received from three months on Anzio. Despite my Dad telling his parents to leave Howards remians under the rows of white crosses in Europe, they asked the Army to ship his remains back to Kentucky. Dad said “don’t open the casket,” but they did, and it was empty. Army records show Howards remains were never found and so are still in that German Hourtegon Forest to this day. Maybe someday, his dogtags and remains will be found. I am having a photo of my Uncle Howard put back on his tombstone this spring. Vandalls destroyed the original.

    Ron Dixon

  4. My Grandfather—Robert Lee Sims was knee deep as a staff Sergeant with the 311th Infantry Division in the Hurtgen Forrest.

    I have so many memories and stories of the horrors of that war that he told me which he also screamed about as he lied on his death bed.

    He was heartbroken over his friends he lost and were never recovered.

    Amazing man and people should never take war lightly.

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