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Caryl-280ECB

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  1. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    I wish I could make it up to the reunion in Sept. The military having us 1000 miles a way, me having a school age kid, and Sept being my extra busy season, argh....LOL. I am over the moon!
  2. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    I have uncovered more in the last two weeks than I ever could have dreamed. I spoke with Marlin, head of the 280th ECB reunion group. Not only does he remember my grandfather, but he has photos and stories, as do the remaining men. Wow, just wow. He is also in the process of reprinting the 280th history. I am also now a member of the group I'm HOPING to help out by getting some of this stuff digitied and searchable for the rest of the world before it's gone forever. Wish me luck!
  3. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    Thanks for being here ya'll. Sometimes it just helps to be able to "talk" it through.
  4. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    Ft Wood is busting their hineys for me! I have photos of my grandfather downloaded, and photos of the other three platoons. I'll get them on the blog as soon as I can. (it's searchable) I can't wait to find out what else they find. Also, I have NO idea what "non-divisional unit" means! LOL ! Sounds like that new math! LOL.
  5. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    Spent two hours on the phone today. Hope I made grand progress. Will log in later if it pans out. I don't want to jinx it.
  6. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    Been trying to figure out why the LOC or National Archives doesn't have a copy.
  7. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    Just dropped a note to Marlin. Also found this on amazon.com, but it's not available. ARGH. HISTORY [OF THE] 280 ENGR C BN. [Paperback] 280th Engineer Combat Battalion. United States Army (Author)
  8. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    No, but I'm ready to. I'm also going to contact the man in charge of the 280th reunion group in Ill. I cannot believe that in this day of technology, there is NOTHING on this group. I have two personal stories from my grandfather, and that's it. I'd LIKE to know where they put sole to sod during these campaigns.
  9. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    Right. Been there already. Sounds like it's time for me to put pen to paper and hit the book learnin'.
  10. Caryl-280ECB

    280th combat engr bat. Hey Ya'll !

    I've pieced together quite a bit the last couple of days. Here is something I need help with. I have 280th Engr Combat Batt Co A now I need to take it up the chain and figure out what Division/Corp/Army this was...... thoughts? anyone?
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