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  • Birthday 09/05/1942

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  1. Well, Marion, you're just a total WOW. Thanks for the birthday wish. Hope all is going well with you. Best and kind regards. ~Smitty

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    1264th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Thanks, M1 I hope we do hear from Mr. Pierce or his neighbor Sam. I'd like very much to communicate with my old and dear friend. Smitty
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    1264th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Marion, thanks for what must be an enormous task in memory of your father's service. In my efforts back in November to get a response from one who had written about Rex Pierce (92) in Springfield MO, I've never heard a word or seen a reply posted. Do you have a way of emailing that neighbor of Mr. Pierce, whose father served with him, and see if he can give you a way to contact Mr. Pierce or him? Thanks, Smitty
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    1264th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Sam, my name is Smitty. I've been in Orlando FL almost three years, but I was in Southwest Missouri (Joplin) nearly all of my 68 years. I was with Joplin White Trucks, later known as Joplin Freightliner Sales for nearly 40 years as a sales-engineer for custom-built heavy-duty trucks (18 wheelers) and had a personal friend who represented Springfield Brake Co. for many years, Rex Pierce (92 years old), who is mentioned in the Forum as a nearby neighbor [within 6 blocks] of "Sam" who served in the 1264th Engineer Combat Battalion: http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...?showtopic=5939 Rex Pierce was a terrific marksman and shooting exhibitionist who I very much admired, and I'd like to be able to contact "Sam" about getting me a way to contact my old friend, Rex Pierce. I was active as a gun safety trainer for youth in the Jaycees back the 1960s and 70s and coached the first International BB Gun Champions at the Grand American Trapshooting Grounds in Vandalia OH in 1966. I have two sons who were each on ensuing championship teams in 1973, 1975, and 1976. Joplin hosted the world championship matches in 1979. Can you help me get in touch with Rex Pierce, please? My email address (removed for privacy) and my Joplin AT&T Cell Phone is 417-793-6771. Thanks.