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rwrich51

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    rwrich51 got a reaction from sirgator in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    James R Sendelbach was a member of A company...
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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!   
    For all of you I miss via snail mail, here's my Christmas poem to everyone! From our family to yours.

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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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    rwrich51 reacted to sirgator in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    Happy holidays to our 292nd Fanatics and all who honor those who served and serve!  Keep honoring the heroes who came before!
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    rwrich51 got a reaction from juskitty in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    The link that you have posted is for the 291st infantry Regiment which was indeed  one of the  Regiments of the 75th infantry Division. But in your first post you mention Those Damned Engineers which refers to the 291st Engineer combat Battalion   which as you can see are two completely different units. I also notice in the box of medals which you posted the Combat Infantry Badge which is only awarded to those in the Infantry which would indicate combat service in a Infantry unit. If it is the 291st Engineers you are looking for there is a lot of information on the internet about them. If it is the 291st Infantry you are looking for than you should look at the 75th Infantry Division website which has a lot pictures, some of which is of Company B. I hope that this can be of some help to you...........Ralph
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    rwrich51 reacted to buk2112 in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE !
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    rwrich51 reacted to CaptO in D-Day Normandy - 2017   
    Hear, hear!!



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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in D-Day Normandy - 2017   
    Here's to all who fought this day - D-Day Normandy. God bless you all! 
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    rwrich51 got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    May 19th 1944 is  the date the company photo was taken
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    rwrich51 got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Rest in Peace Sgt. Don Burgett   
    Rest in Peace Sgt Burgett and Thank You for what you have done for your county Sir,  
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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in Farewell Donald Burgett - 101st Airborne   
    Farewell Donald Burgett - 101st Airborne
     
    Well another veteran friend has passed on. He died last evening at 6 PM, after a long and wonderful life. 
    I'm pleased to say I got to meet up with him several times, including having the wonderful opportunity to spend a couple of weekends at he and Twyla's home here in Michigan. Also went to several 101st Airborne meetings in Farmington Hills, MI, where he, Don Straith, and George Kosimaki, (among others) were in attendance. 
    Rest in peace, my friend!

     
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    rwrich51 got a reaction from sirgator in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    Hi Martha I can't say for sure but looks pretty close to me, I also seen that your grandfathers mos was Cook 060 so I'd give it a good chance you are right. I would like to see Gary"s opinion as he has been really good at matching the men up.....Ralph
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    rwrich51 got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year   
    A day late but Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !!!!!
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    rwrich51 reacted to CaptO in Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year   
    Yes we did! So to get back on track. . .
     





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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year   
    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
     
    Click here to view the VI Corps animated card - A Jacquie Lawson card for all my members and readers
     
     

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    rwrich51 reacted to buk2112 in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
     
    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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    rwrich51 reacted to shurlox in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    Okay, after reviewing photo's and recent posts concerning the "men in white" we have determined that my grandfather Edwin Grosskurth is actually the 2nd guy from the right in the (white coats).
     
    Does anyone else have an opinion???
     
    Regards,
     
    Martha

     
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    rwrich51 reacted to buk2112 in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
     
    Hello KRO,
     
    Warmest welcome here on the forum, we are certainly glad to have you with us. This is the right place to post your queries. You have given us quite a bit to think about here but hey, we like a challenge. I have given a quick look through all my documents this morning and have not spotted your uncle's name, but my records are not near complete. Our friend Gary (sirgator) has some of the general orders for the 292nd, perhaps your uncle's name is to be found there, I'm sure Gary will check in with us soon. The time frame of when your uncle was transferred out of the 77th matches up with the period when the ranks of the newly formed 292nd were being filled with new recruits and personnel from established units. If he was attached to the 292nd at this time maybe he was originally with one of the other companies in the battalion and this is why you do not find him in the Company A photo. Have you tried to look for him in the Company C photo? His discharge date also matches up with the time frame for the return of the 292nd to the US. A thought here is that perhaps he was just attached to the 292nd for the journey home, not all soldiers returned with the units they were assigned to.
     
    I assume you do not have your uncle's discharge papers since you do not mention it. It of course would help clear up this matter. You could look for a copy at the local courthouse where your uncle lived after the war. The VA would be another place to look. Check out the Help Section here on the forum for where to find documents, Marion has provided a great resource for this.
     
    If you feel comfortable with sharing the photos and materials you have of your uncle with us here on the forum we would love to see them and they could provide us with clues to help solve this mystery. We are still in the process of gathering documents for the 292nd, perhaps your uncle's name will be found in them. Check in with us as often as you can, we will do our best to help you out here.
     
    Randy
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    rwrich51 reacted to buk2112 in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
     
     
    The Clark family would like to wish our 292nd family here and all forum members a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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    rwrich51 reacted to KRO in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    I'm not sure if this is the proper forum to post this but I thought I'd try here first. Please let me know if I should post to a different on as I am new here.
     
    The tombstone of my uncle (and godfather), Herbert Joseph Rice (#32261778) says he was in Co A, 292nd Eng C Btn. In searching for info on this unit I found this informative website so am hoping someone on here can help me figure out his connection to the 292nd.
     
    I tried the NPRC but only received the dates of enlistment and discharge. I am not next-of-kin -- he married but had no children.
     
    Briefly, here is what I have pieced together so far on his military service:
    Enlisted 23 Mar 1942, Fort Dix NJ – from NY (born in Ireland but brought to US as infant and raised in Manhattan NYC) Photo (undated) – in dress uniform, MP slip-on arm band, Sam Brown belt, & pistol with barracks-type buildings in the background. Looks like the US south. Was attached to 77th Infantry Div (I have the actual patch he wore!!) - is listed as a Private in Co K in the Div roster but was transferred out before the 77th went to the Pacific, March 1944. Wedding photo Jan 1944 – jacket has patch of the 4th Area Service Command. Photo (undated) of Herb in uniform having a beer in a bar/club. Written on the photo is “178 (US) Gen Hosp Non Coms Club”. The 178th was in the area of Reims, France. A 3 ring binder covered with leather and hand tooled with “Reims 1945” on the cover which he sent home to his sister and now in my possession. Excerpts from letters of medical tech father of a fellow researcher written in Reims, 1945, where he was with the 178th Gen Hospital. He mentions “Rice from NY” who told him about the GIs trying to get photos at the school house where the surrender was signed; and then “Herbie Rice, a 253rd man” and says Herb was the supply Sgt and in charge of the bar/beer garden. Discharged 8 Mar 1946. I can’t figure out is how the 292nd fits into this -- from what I’ve read, they landed in France in Dec 1944 and then onward into Germany. I do not see him in the photo of Co A – he was 6'4", skinny as a bean pole, very high forehead, and ears standing way out.
     
    Don’t know what the 253rd was (as mentioned in the letter noted above) or when he was with the 292nd. Could he have been left behind when the Btn went to Germany? Or gone there and come back or ????? I’ve come across 2 other Herbert Rices - one was a POW and another was a Ranger.
     
    If anyone has any suggestions or ideas about this mystery, I’d love to hear from you. Thank you in advance !!
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    rwrich51 reacted to sirgator in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    To those who serve and defend so the rest of us may do what we love... Thank You, Veterans!
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    rwrich51 reacted to sirgator in 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)   
    Great job, Ralph! And there are five in white. Cool, find, my friend!
     
    Gary
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    rwrich51 reacted to Walt's Daughter in New Memorial to the Arizona and Missouri   
    http://www.youtube.com/embed/0dFIZX_RXuU
     
    Yup, you sure get the scope of how big the BIG guns were on the Arizona and the Missouri. Pretty impressive and even more impressive are the group of guys/businesses who made this happen. It's wonderful to see another great WWII Memorial.
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    rwrich51 reacted to buk2112 in New Memorial to the Arizona and Missouri   
    Yes Marion this is very cool, thanks for sharing it with us! I would like to see this memorial someday. Here is a picture I took of the "bookends" on our vacation to Hawaii last year, from the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.
     

     
    The little gal that gave us our tour aboard "The Mighty Mo" told us an interesting bit of trivia about the ship I hadn't heard before. She explained that the Missouri was 108 feet at its widest point and the Panama Canal was only 109 feet wide, only 1 foot of clearance! Almost needless to say but after every passage through the canal a touch up to the paint job was needed on the old girl.
     
    Randy
     
     
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