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    Hello! I know that I'm late to the party here as this was originally posted back in 2013. But, I wanted to let you know that we are the family of Julius G. Wolfe. Julius (who went by Glen to all those who knew him) was my husband's great uncle. Thank you so much for the kindness and the respect you pay to Glen in adopting his grave at the cemetery. Glen was from Liberal MO and his family still speaks of him often to this day. He was well loved and the impact of his loss has never fully healed. I recently began searching for more information about what happened to Glen and his unit on D-Day. In my search I came across this posting and wanted to let you know how much it means to his family that you cared for his final resting place. Thank you for your care and respect, it is incredibly appreciated. Stormie
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    Chris J LaBoda

    247th USACE

    My father, John A LaBoda was in the 247th Company B. He very rarely spoke about the war. He did mention the pillboxes, fighting in hedgerows and the time they poured gas down the ventilation shafts. It was interesting to read the same story on Faces Beyond The Graves. http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina78.html Here is something you don't see often. This is his DD214 that barely survived the 1973 fire at The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). This is the copy that they sent to me
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    247th USACE

    Very interesting. You are right that I have never seen a partially burned document from the fire (such a tragedy). It makes sense, I guess - the fire had to stop somewhere. It looks like maybe one side of a box caught fire and it was put out before it could consume the whole box. Wow, that's lucky for you! https://stevenwarran.blogspot.com/2014/07/fire-at-military-personnel-records.html
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    Has anyone been able to find any further information on the 61st Engineer Combat Battalion. I am doing some research with my 98yr old grandfather who was in this Battalion (Company 'B ). Looking for any information that is available. All I have is the Combat log that somone previously posted. Thanks again.
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    Walt's Daughter

    247th USACE

    Welcome to the forum and Happy New Year. Glad to have you here.
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    Walt's Daughter

    Happy New Year 2020!

    Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year!