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Jim Nolan

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01/06/2012

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Mike Duddy

Interesting article

Jim Nolan

Thanks, Mike. Are you related to Lt. Duddy? Do you know Bob Corcoran, by the way? Best, Jim

E. Gail Duddy

Jim,
I just received an email from the a gentlemen at The Overseas Monument Commission. He informs me that my great uncle Lt. Michael Duddy is not buried overseas.I think I recall as a child seeing a smaller grave marker, in the Sacred Heart Cemetary in Plains,but all these years later can not be certain. I shall let you know if I find anything.
Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work. I am glad my great uncle is not forgotten.
Sincerely,
E. Gail Duddy

Jim Nolan

Thanks for writing, Gail. My understanding was your great uncle was buried overseas, but sounds like that's incorrect. He's probably buried in Plains. Here is a picture of the gravestone, if you go to this link.

http://www.jimnolansblog.com/2012/01/lieut-michael-duddy.html

You may want to touch base with my friend Bob Corcoran. He's a member of the American Legion in Plains and has great info. His number is 570 825 5116. He may know about a portrait of Lt. Duddy that used to hang in the high school there.

Jim Nolan

Gail, check out my post tomorrow (7/17/12). It might have some information about Lt. Duddy of interest to you. Best, Jim

E. Gail Duddy

Jim, thanks so much. I do not know how I missed this all these months later. Thank you again for all your help!
Best wishes.

E. Gail Duddy

Paul

Hello, thanks for your great research. Lt. Michael duddy is my great great uncle. I was wondering if any of his personal military items are on display in plains. I heard a VFW might have his medals. I would really love to see them. My mom is a duddy from north main st. In plains. Thanks

Jim Nolan

Gail and Paul, so happy you saw the posts. I do not know if there are any of Lt. Duddy's military items on display, but I believe there is a portrait of him that is going to hang in the American Legion there. I recommend you reach out to Bob Corcoran. Bob and his wife Rose live in my Great Grandmother's old house in Plains, and is a historian of the era and, along with his son Bobby, keeper of the flame. In case you haven't seen it, here is a link to a post about the portraits: http://www.jimnolansblog.com/2012/07/lt-curry-and-lt-duddy-resolution-in-memoriam.html
Bob's email address, via Rose: rosecorcoran@epix.net
I think Bob was hoping to hear from some Duddys, I bet he knows your family. I hope we can meet some day in Plains, perhaps when the portraits are formally hung at the Legion Hall. Thank you for writing, and if there's any way I can help, please let me know.

Paul

Thank you very much. It's nice to see people keeping the names of our area vets alive. I always wondered about my great great uncle. I was surprised to find out he wasn't buried in plains. Your research is amazing. Thanks again. I will contact mt. Corcoran. I would love to see the pictures hang in the leigon some day.
Thanks paul

Jim Nolan

Thanks, Paul. Not sure about Lt. Duddy's burial place. Maybe I can try and find out for sure.

Jim Nolan

Hey Paul and Gail, shoot me a note at jimnolan1@gmail.com. I have some info about Lt. Duddy that Bob Corcoran sent me. He is buried in Vollersom, France.

Gail Duddy

Jim, I just found this information from you, I am sorry, I did not respond. Thank you for all your help and dedication.
Sincerely,

Gail Duddy

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