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    112th Engineers

    M-1 I have a freind, AMADOR BARBOSA, THAT ISN'T DOING TO WELL. WE TALKED LAST NIGHT AT OUR, ''AMERICAN G.I. FORUM MEETING'', HE DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. HE BELONGED TO THE 112 COMBAT ENGINEERS OF THE CLEVELAND NATL. GUARD. WENT IN AT NORMANDY, BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WAS ATTACHED TO, 1st ARMY, 5TH CORPS. HE ASKED ME IF I COULD HELP HIM GET INFO ON THE 112TH COMBAT ENGINEERS. SO NOW I'M SAYING HELP!! Rocky He came to me cause I'm the Vice Cmndr. of our Chapter.
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    AAR 3-157th Inf, 45th inf Div

    I think all know about the 34th Inf. Divn. fought all through No. Africa and all of Italy. Amassed ore than 600 days of total combat captured more then 40,000 prisoners which included the entire German 34th Divn. at Brescia Italy.
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    Happy Birthday Rocky boy!

    After all the above msgs. This OLE fella realizes how fortunate he is to have all you as freinds. I use the word fortunate because I don't use the word -luck-. Anyway I have been and seen thinks that have been good and bad. GOOD,knowing all of you through this way. Bad,the years of '42 to '45 and in that period I experienced discrimination both in the service and as going from grade school to adult. BUT I KNOW THE LORD,(GOD),WAS WATCHING OVER ME BECAUSE NOW I AM A HAPPY PERSON,healthy,full of p---and vinegar. Thank you all for your good thoughts of me,ESPECIALLY THE OWNER OF THIS WEB SITE, Seems I have talked with her. If I am not mistaken, her father helped our RED BULL Divn. across rivers and thru mine fields. That is why I am here now writing this. I talk to much, so THANK YOU ALL FOR, REALLY, me having a happy and wonderful 89th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Roque"Rocky" Riojas
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    Happy Birthday Rocky boy!

    THANK YOU ALL FOR WISHING ME A HAPPY B/DAY. YES SEEMS LIKE THE "LORD" IS WATCHING OVER ME AND EVERYONE HAS SENT ME A GOODWILL MSG. INCLUDING A PHONE CALL FROM MATTEO INCERTI FROM ITALY. THEY WANT TO SEE ME AGAIN. Sure has raised my spirits up as high as the sky. SO THANK YOU ALL Y'ALL FOR THINKING OF THIS OLE WW11 VETERAN!!!!!!
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    Hi...

    love that word---REPLY--- lovebackatcha
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    Hi...

    AND A GOOD GOOD MORNING TO THE ONE AND ONLY---M-1 she shoots like an M1 rifle------ DEAD STRAIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Gothic Line Maps

    Enrico-Christmas to us was just another day. I didn't see a Christmas tree till I got back home,1945. No fire to warm us up. Yes I think there was some snow. Seems now like that was one hundred years ago. But I thank GOD that I can still write here. Rocky
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    Gothic Line Maps

    Love those words-----ADD REPLY--!!!!!!!!
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    Gothic Line Maps

    That wasn't us with a fire going. All we had was a coleman stove,packets of instand coffee and C-rations. OH yes,we also had some snow. 1st. Bn. 135th Inf. Regt. 34th Divn
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    Gothic Line Maps

    Enrico--I don't remember those places you mention. Of course to damn cold on the Gothic Line. We didn't see maps, we just did and went when we were told
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    The Column of Liberation - April 23-25 2011

    Hope to be in Italy on the 19th of April to the 10th of May. AND will take along a couple of extra hankies. I think we were there in '43-'45. Roque
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    The Battles for Monte Cassino Then and Now

    I know a little of Monte Cassino, WE were there (34th Red Bull Divn.)
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    Rocky's Italy Trip 2011

    Yeah, I quess you're right --dogtags and trip is a little different. Gary Swanson was here yesterday and he got me the tickets on line. K.C.-Rome --2 weeks--back April 17, to May 3. Will have to have some handcerchiefs handy, Salerno.Mt. Pantano, Monte Cassino,Anzio and some others.
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    Rocky's Italy Trip 2011

    Enrico, everything will be fine. WE will all be there to enjoy,even if you wear shorts. I will find something to wear. Rocky
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    Rocky's Italy Trip 2011

    Hi Mare!! Just a short note. Gary Swanso was here with me yeaterday and he scanned for tickets for us to go to Italy on the 17th of April. He will get them for me via Internet. There is going to be a big celebration in Bologna on the 21st. and Matteo wants me there representing the 34th. RED BULL Divn. And do some book signing.
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    Rocky has question for Enrico

    WELL AT LEAST NOW I HAVE TWO PEOPLE THAT I CAN TALK TO. MEBBE ENRICO CAN E/M ME (rriojas22@sbcglobal.net)
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    Rocky has question for Enrico

    Hot Dog I Did It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Rocky has question for Enrico

    Hello Enrico I hope this gets to you. Yes I plan to go to Italy on April 17 or 18. Matteo Incerti has invited me to go. Iam planning to go to Rome and spend a day there, then he is going to fix it for us to fly to Bologna on the 21st. for a celebration. Then I want to visit Mt. Pantano, Battapaglia Monte Cassino,Anzio Volturno River,(we made three crossings) Po valley,etc,etc. This will be a trip of MY LIFETIME. Rocky
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    Rocky has question for Enrico

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    Rocky has question for Enrico

  21. Thank You Sweetie !! They put up a Memorial On Top of Mt. Pantano for the 34th Divn. I'm told. Only GOD knows if I go or not. Hope HE is smiling down on me.
  22. All I can say is---When you got it,YOU GOT IT !! Going to talk to Gary Swanson see If I can get a discount on airline tickets. Three places I would love to see, Mt. Pantano,Monte Cassino,Anzio.When I first saw them it was very different.
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    A Thought for The Day

    LEARN ON THE WAY DOWN,YOU WILL HAVE ETERNITY TO FIGURE WHY YOU ARE THERE
  24. The author is,, Matteo Incerti,, and he writes for the Italian newspaper in Florence Italy. He wrote a column about me after he interviewed me by phone. If I get to make the trip --it will be a trip of my lifetime. No. Africa and Italy is where we did battle.(34th Inf. Divn.) over 600 days of combat. M1 you gonna pack yer bag-hmmm!!
  25. That would be a nice idea, I would gladly pay for the extra luggage. Bedroom pics. will be deleted. I could ditch No.2, just talkin'
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