Below are all three House Articles
But why denigrate a
I had just started working again on the June 7, 1944
strafing that killed 20 American POWs. I’m a member
on Facebook for Mark Bando’s Trigger Time group. On
February 8, 2018 I saw a post from Erik Dorr from
the Gettysburg Museum of History. At first the name
didn’t ring a bell but then I remembered
someone shared a post from December 23, 2015 on
the Trigger Time FB Group.
(all documentation is linked throughout the
Erik Dorr has the Bloodstained Bible from Pfc
Jettie House. In Dorr’s original post about the
Bible he said that originally someone at the village
Le Mesnil-Vigot had located and kept the Bible
Pfc House's. Instead of giving the Bible to the
US Gravers Registration Unit that disinterred the
bodies on August 13, 1944 the person kept the Bible
I asked Erik Dorr a very basic question on the
Trigger Time Group. I had assumed that Erik
Dorr had returned that to the House family. His
response said it all.
I was able to locate Pfc Jettie Houses’ son,
granddaughter and great-grandson. I left a Facebook
Message for Ms. Bucklew on the night of February 13,
2018. The next morning I heard back from one of her
sons Chris Bucklew via a message.
Had a great conversation with Pfc’s son,
granddaughter and great-grandson the next day. They
are a four generation Military Family. They want
nothing more than to get Jettie House’s Bible back
to the family. They first discovered the Bible in
September of 2016.
Here are the messages between House/Bucklew family
and the Gettysburg Museum of History. You can
see in the messages back and forth what the
Gettysburg Museum of History thinks of the House
family. You probably shouldn't (try and fail) to
attack a Military Family.
What’s interesting is a sentence from
Allen Worrell a reporter who messaged to the House
family where he quoted Dorr;
“our donation form signs it away to us”.
A dead soldier can’t sign away a Bible or anything
else for that matter. That Bible should have been
sent home to the widow along with his other personal
effects. After Mrs. House passed away it would have
been handed down to her son Michael House the son of
Jettie House who was killed in Normandy.
Here is an example of another of personal effects of
men killed in Normandy and that it goes to the
family. Can you imagine the outrage if someone
had picked up this paybook from Niland and tried to
sell it back to the Niland family?
Even if some quirk in the law would allow a grave
robber to sell the effects of a dead soldier to a
Museum it is morally repugnant to claim ownership.
Gettysburg Museum History said this to the family;
“I still feel that Pfc Jettie House’s bible would be
better in our museum”.
The Gettysburg Museum of History admitted it was
still Jettie House’s property.
Trying to get
3,000 Euros ($3,725.00) from the legal owners of
the Bible is beyond belief. If a stolen car was sold
to someone else who didn’t know that it was in fact
a stolen car the second buyer is legally out of
luck. If the original owner finds said car, legally
it has to go to the legal owner and the purchaser of
said car is out of luck or as they used to call it
“tough noogies” for the money they paid to the
person who had stolen the car.
The person who bought the stolen car can go after
the person who sold the stolen car/property to them
but can’t go after the legal owner.
No different with the Bible. The family never gave
away ownership of the Bible. The Gettysburg Museum
of History should have located the family before
purchasing the Bible as
Ms. Bucklew said in her eloquent writing. All
they had to do was to look on Facebook or the
National WWII Memorial site to find Mrs.
Mark Zaid who offered the Bible to the House
family must be the The Director mentioned in the
Zaid produced a receipt saying that this was for
the Bible. But nowhere on the receipt does it show
the word Bible. Also the name of the original
owner's name is blocked who according to Dorr lived
Le Mesnil-Vigot. It turns out that the town of
Led Mesnil-Vigot had nothing to do with this sordid
When I was in the record collecting business in the
1990s when I came back from Europe I had to list
everything I'd purchased. If I'd just written down
"Music Collection" for $10,000.00 Customs would have
had a problem with that.
To attack a four generation Military family as the
Gettysburg Museum of History did is unconscionable.
The Erik Dorr go-to move is to threaten with a
lawyer time after time.
For the rest of my life the name Gettysburg will be
associated with what the "Gettysburg Museum of
History" has done to the House family. It takes a
lot to sully the name of a hallowed American
Brian N. Siddall
February 17, 2018
February 22, 2018
I WANT TO MAKE THIS VERY
(Update February 21, 2018 7:11 a.m.)
The people in the town of Le
Mesnil-Vigot had nothing to do with the House Bible
story that TGMoH (The Gettysburg Museum of History)
posted December 23, 2015, TGMoH. Using TGMoH own
words I had to assume that the House Bible had been
in possession or a person at Le Mesnil-Vigot since
the strafing when I wrote this article.
Before delving into what the
House family went through when dealing with Dorr and
Zaid I want people to know that the
TGMoH story from the December 23, 2015 was false
in regards to the House Bible.
Only when my article came out
about what had been done to the House family did
they try and come clean. They said that it was
Antonin DeHays who had created the story about the
local Le Mesnil-Vigot holding on to the House
Bible. In the December 2015 post about the House
Bible from TGMoH there is no mention that anyone
else was involved in the House Bible acquisition
Even after TGMoH had returned
the House Bible they didn’t say that Antonin DeHays
lied about where the House Bible came from.
Even on the diatribe by Dorr on February 8, 2018
they didn't disavow the story.
TGMoH (The Gettysburg Museum of
History) is now trying to deflect their own words in
the December 23, 2015 about how they received the
House Bible. Here is what they said in December of
“Locals helped with the bodies as the Germans moved
on. This Testament was located in Europe and kept
by one of the civilians that helped”.
TGMoH knew even at that time
that it wasn’t true and that in fact Antonin DeHays
had sold the House Bible to the TGMoH in the United
States. Remember that Zaid gave a receipt to the
House family and purported that it was from the trip
In fact the Germans took all of
the personal effects from the strafing and took it
to Germany. The USA took those personal effects
back after the war. In the new article coming out
today it will explain that. But the people from Le
Mesnil-Vigot hand NOTHING to do with any of the
personal effects. Frightening how TGMoH blamed a
person from Le Mesnil-Vigot for that.
A Continuing Attack
on the House Family
February 8, 2018 I asked Erik Dorr a very basic
question on the Trigger Time Group. I had assumed
that Erik Dorr had returned it to the House family.
Dorr’s response was disgusting to say the least.
That in turn told me that I needed to find the
family of Jettie House and get their side of the
story as Dorr’s response was that of a 5-year old.
The real story has now come out and it has nothing
to do with what Dorr and Zaid originally said to the
All Dorr had to do was to respond to my original
question was did he return the House Bible to the
rightful owner. I thought it had been returned to
the House family as that would be the most logical
answer, instead of course Dorr’s response which was
his diatribe and his foul language.
It turns out it had been returned to the legal owner
during the second half of 2017, but it was NARA and
not the House family that received it. All Dorr had
to do was to say that the Bible was in the hands of
NARA. Dorr of course didn’t.
I spoke with the family again yesterday February 20,
2018 afternoon and I told them that the Bible might
actually be in NARA. I didn’t know the full story
yet but wanted to reach out to the family first.
They were shocked and said they still thought it was
An email was sent to the Chief Operating Officer
National Archives & Records Administration 5:40 p.m.
I didn’t expect to hear a response until at least
today. I was wrong in a good way! Mr. Bosanko called
me around 6:30 p.m. the same night.
I then got the back story of what had really
happened to the Bible. It’s a long story but the
upshot is that NARA had the House Bible along with
thousands of other personal effect since the 1950s.
The House Bible was stolen from NARA by
. He then sold it to the TGMoH
in 2015 it seems. Remember that the TGMoH on
December 23, 2015 spoke of the newest addition.
The stolen Bible was returned to NARA in the summer
of 2017 by TGMoH . The family was still under the
impression that that TGMoH had possession of the
Here is the start of an email from Jim Bucklew to
“On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:45 PM, James Bucklew
Dear Mr Zaid,
Sorry for delay of getting back to you on this
situation but it is hard to get family all together
to discuss this issue”.
Here is Zaid’s complete response;
“Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:21 PM, Mark Zaid
My apologies for taking so long to respond.
I have been asked to inform you that for any further
inquiries concerning the Bible you should contact:
William "Jay" Bosanko
Chief Operating Officer
National Archives & Records Administration
(301) (privacy issue)
I wish you and your family a very safe and enjoyable
If you notice Zaid never said that the TGMoH had
given up the Bible. The House family had no idea at
the time who and why they needed to call NARA. The
House family had never heard of NARA before.
The full name and email was given to the House
family but as mentioned they had no idea what this
meant. All Zaid had to do even at that point was to
say that NARA was in possession of the House Bible.
After speaking with Mr. Bosanko I was able to fully
explain what had happened. Remember the House family
had never been told until February 20, 2018 where
the Bible was located.
So finally the House family can rest easy about
where the Bible resides. In fact after the sentence
is handed down in early April of 2018 the House
family can go to NARA and actually hold Jettie
House’s Bible after almost 74 years.
The article from last week was in fact true except
for the lie from that TGMoH saying it was a local Le
Mesnil-Vigot who had the House Bible. TGMoH did
nothing to let people know that wasn’t true even
after they had to return the stolen House Bible back
I always knew there was a cabal of WWII collectors
that included Mark Bando, Rich/Rick Riley and Jake
Powers. I didn't realize until the email below that
it also included Erik Dorr.
Mark Bando sent me this email below on February 20,
2018 and said this;
“Erik paints a totally different picture of the
House relatives, and says he has phone recordings
which prove they communicated with him in a profane
and threatening way, even acting mentally disturbed”
Remember the old saying "The pot calling the kettle
That is Erik Dorr to a tee. Remember what Erik Dorr
said to me in a public forum saying things like
“Brian Siddall you are a FU**in piece of sh** etc.
When someone like Dorr tries to say that the House
family is unbalanced but he himself Dorr posted on a
public site (or for that matter even in private) the
old pot calling the kettle black is more than
The House family that I’ve spoken with are some of
the most down to earth people I’ve met. Ms. Bucklew
works with Elementary School children, Mr. Bucklew
was in the service and their kids were in the
service as well. So after Mark Bando said that Dorr
calls the House family mentally disturbed I say look
in a mirror.
In fact the last
communication I remember interacting with Dorr
was on FB in 2016. He thanked me for showing him
the errors done by Antonin DeHays. I knew
Antonin DeHays but had stopped communication with
him in 2016. The St. Mere Eglise book had a lot of
errors. When I asked him if there was an English
version of his History Dissertation he said at the
time it was only in French. That’s when I gave up on
Even now February 20, 2018
Zaid tried to force Ms. Bucklew to not share a
link on FB. He should really read this thing called
the US Constitution.
Brian N. Siddall
February 21, 2018
February 22, 2018
just embarrassing yourself now
From your own writings in pink (The upper case is
all on you);
“but he should have
known about the US government's policy of not
sending battle damaged or bloody artifacts to next
of kin, BUT HE DID NOT KNOW THAT”
If you notice in the upper cased rant Bando was
trying to question my work. In reality he’s made
himself look worse, first going after a Gold Star 4
generation family now quoting a policy that didn’t
It’s obvious that Bando knows very little about Army
documentation like IDPFs (Individual Deceased
Battle damage was sent ahead to the family many
times along with bloody items as well. Not only
did the mother of this soldier receive Personal
Effects with bloodstains she also received a watch
that was battle damaged. How do we know this? In
the link above it mentions in the Personal Effects
his Medical File shows he was hit in not only the
head but in one of his hands.
Anything that was a Personal Effect was sent to
the States then to the family. If it was an item
such as a shirt, helmet, boots, pants etc it was
kept by the Government as that was their property
but anything else went to the NOK (Next of Kin).
Mark you really need to try harder to discredit my
work. Did you pull this latest attack out of your
ass by chance? Quite a few people contacted me
about your latest attack on both the House family
and me. Once again, look in a mirror.
On the plus side this morning I came across another
IDPF and now know the reason for the massacre in
Graignes. If Bando hadn't gone off on his latest
rant the last piece of the Graignes puzzle wouldn’t
have been known. Your rant had nothing do with my
discovery only that I had to once again show the
error of your ways.
March 4, 2018
This morning Bando responded
with yet another rant that has little or no basis in
How could anyone respond to such an utterance? They