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About Walt's Daughter

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  • Birthday 04/21/55

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    Alger, MI USA
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    Reading, history (especially WWII), research, gardening, cooking, astronomy, decorating, music, web design, genealogy, photography, sci-fi and much, much more. I have a lot of interests and sincerely can't remember the last time I was bored! For me there are never enough hours in the day. :-)

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  1. 351st General Service Regiment

    Nope, it's not dead. The entire gallery is up and running. Your link above points directly to the gallery. The link below is his direct point. Wade Huber
  2. 3939th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company

    ha-ha! BTW, I love Mr. Gator. Glad I could provide that direction. Anytime!
  3. My thanks to Marion for her help in finding information about my dad. He survived two rifle wounds during WWII and returned to civilian life. He passed 20 Jan 1980 at the age of 59.

    1. Walt's Daughter

      Walt's Daughter

      Thank you. All part of a day's work. :rolleyes:

  4. 2017 Seahorse Reunion - 36th and 540th

    Welcome WWII 36th Combat Engineers, Families, & Friends Scheduled Activities Thursday the 12th 4pm - 11pm: set up in hospitality suite, except during dinner 6:30 - dinner in hotel restaurant Friday the 13th 9:00 - 11pm: hospitality suite will be open, except at noon 12:00 - lunch at Cheesecake Factory (meet in lobby at 11:30) 3:00 - Eden Lane (40’s jazz band) in the hospitality suite 5:30 - 7:30 - dinner in hospitality suite (from Wegmans) Saturday the 14th 9 am - 11pm - hospitality suite will be open 12:00-1:00 - lunch in hospitality suite (from Wegmans) 6:00 - program/dinner in suite (from Gambino’s Italian Eatery) * * * * * * * * * Drinks & snacks will always be available in the hospitality suite. Please check for updates to the schedule.
  5. 3939th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company

    Love the pic. Nice looking man. Well maybe NOT all rhetorical questions. Let's hope not. If you can get your hands on the unit info from Maryland, it may clear up some answers. Also, since you know the date he was injured, you can contact NARA in St Louis and acquire the morning reports for him. If you are interested, I can put you in touch with the guy who pulled morning reports for my father. He was quite reasonable and it really helped fill in some blanks. Smiles,
  6. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Hey, they don't call me super sleuth for nothing! I've found info for peeps that no one else had discovered and put many veterans back together who hadn't seen each other for eons. In fact (and it ain't no lie), the army corps of engineer's office of history in VA, often refers peeps to me now for many of the units. I feel pretty honored. All in a day's work. So many people helped me in the beginning of my journey and so now it's my turn to return the favors. Great photo, btw.
  7. 3939th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company

    I am going to start listing links for you and other who may be searching for info on this unit. Would be nice to have it all in one spot. So it looks like they were part of 1st Engineer Special Brigade assigned troops and attached units. http://ww2veteransmemories.com/al-rose-1st-engineer-special-brigade/ Here's a great page all about quartermasters on D-Day Normandy http://www.dday-overlord.com/eng/american_forces_2.htm https://www.fold3.com/image/290391922 http://normandyallies.org/howard-teal-of-3939-quartermaster-gas-supply-company/ https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/support-troops-usa/quartermaster/support12940.html http://www.longshoresoldiers.com/2010/07/1st-engineer-special-brigade-assigned.html You should contact NARA in Maryland to see what records they have on this unit. See my research section for further information.
  8. 3939th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company

    Sorry I overlooked this post earlier, but I'm HERE now. Found some initial info that our late friend, Larry had posted many moons ago. When going to this link, start with post dated, April 28, 2011.
  9. 3939th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company

    Yes great story. One insignificant little vegetable brought so much delight. Glad to hear that he survived his ordeals. I will try to see what I can find out for you.
  10. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Please note that he would have been trained in the states on rifle, machine gun etc., and acquired specialties. I do not find any inconsistencies with this and even though they were mostly behind the scenes and a general service regiment, they still needed to function in combat if and when needed.
  11. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    Patrick: So your friend that is doing further research for you, needs to tell NARA in Maryland (they have all the declassified records for units) that he needs the records for the 358th General Service Regiment in Europe, NOT the 631st who later became the 358th Company, two years later. No relation here. And yes, sometimes soldiers were NOT sent home with their original unit. Not unusual. For instance, maybe the 1st battalion shipped home, while the 2nd battalion stayed in occupied territory.
  12. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    BTW, loved how you addressed me in the above post. :-) That was quite a reply and I can see why you are baffled. One of the problems seems to be that the images above refer to a company, but the 358th you are interested in, was an engineer regiment. Ah, the Army is sometimes a very confusing body. This is certainly not the first time that I've come across this problem, for I've seen situations where someone comes to me for assistance and I have to tell them that they have the WRONG unit. I have worked with the 631st Engineers and some of their veterans, and they indeed did go to the Philippines.And as it states above, they were redesignated the 358th Engineer COMPANY a couple of years after the war. So this is NOT the unit you want to explore. So let's get back to the 358th Engineer Regiment, who only served in Europe and ended their stint in Germany and returned home. Now it makes perfect sense that he had a Luger shipped home for him. It all comes together. Also it was not unusual for a soldier to remain in Europe until fall of 1945, because many of the men (sometimes selected battalions or companies from units), stayed behind to help to help with reconstruction. For instance, my dad was with the 540th and his battalion (the 2833rd) didn't come home until November of 1945. They were the occupational army. More in a minute...
  13. Our River - help needed

    Let's hope you get more information. How sweet that would be! I'll keep looking too!
  14. 30th Infantry Division petition

    Finally had a chance to view the director's intro. Excellent. Of course I can't wait to see more too.
  15. 358th Engineers, Company "C"

    https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/view/Military.aspx?pid=-624561793&vid=dc28c338-8acd-4dd8-9d4d-95806af13d13&tid=10533788 https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/view/Military.aspx?tid=2856702&pid=-1809681200&vid=fbeadfaa-fec4-4f5d-9a53-1e354c122590 http://apps.westpointaog.org/Memorials/Article/12258/ http://www.longshoresoldiers.com/2010/01/us-port-units-in-antwerp-in-wwii.html In this article, look at the section labeled Pipelines http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rskelley.htm https://www.mfri.purdue.edu/oht/view-ornament.aspx?ornamentid=1408 http://www.aerotechnews.com/ntcfortirwin/2017/08/04/france-honors-two-with-legion-of-honor-medal/ http://rehistoricizing.org/luis-cervantez/ Look under the name Jules Cohen http://www.journalreview.com/obituaries/article_eb7ee6cc-8b3c-11e1-b1b0-001a4bcf887a.html http://archerweston.com/obituaries/marvin-clouser/