Jump to content

Walt's Daughter

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Walt's Daughter last won the day on July 19

Walt's Daughter had the most liked content!

1 Follower

About Walt's Daughter

  • Rank
    Otherwise known as "M1"
  • Birthday 04/21/1955

Previous Fields

  • Are you a veteran?

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Alger, MI USA
  • Interests
    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. :-)

Recent Profile Visitors

15628 profile views
  1. Walt's Daughter

    Interesting Articles

    Ah, they deserve to be side by side and home at last.
  2. Walt's Daughter

    145th ECB photos and info

    Excellent and welcome. So happy when I see others posting info on engineer units of WWII. Will post the link on the main site for you too, later this week. Let's hope you get some responses. Smiles, M1
  3. Walt's Daughter


    Thank you for posting this, dear friend. It's what brought us together in the first place.
  4. Walt's Daughter

    Happy 4th!

    Happy 4th from me to you and yours. Remembering all our veterans who keep us FREE!
  5. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/30/us/oldest-living-veteran-theft-trnd/index.html Thieves steal money from a WWII engineer. Breaks your heart, but people are stepping up to help this 112 year-old veteran.
  6. Walt's Daughter

    Interesting Articles

    Sad to think it is late, but glad to see they finally honored him and thus, his wife.
  7. Walt's Daughter

    292nd Map

    Excellent photos!
  8. Walt's Daughter

    Looking for Danube pontoon photos!

    Received this from Jim Davis this morning. Looking for a photo! Thanks all! Jim Davis Jun 21, 2018, 1:11 AM to me
  9. Walt's Daughter

    207th Combat Engineers son

    Love the pics that you have. Aren't those precious keepsakes. They say so much. I to have a few pics of my dad from the war and they mean the world to me. Thanks so joining. Off to make dinner, so...
  10. Walt's Daughter

    Harvey M. Schiller - 133rd Combat Engineers

    Welcome to the forum. Glad you are here and have found the site to be helpful. Please feel free to contact any of the members. I'm sure they would love to help.
  11. Walt's Daughter

    159th Combat Engineers Bn WWII

    Welcome to the forum. We're glad to have you here. As Randy stated, do type "159th" in the search box on the forum to see the pertaining posts regarding this unit. Will get you off to a good start.
  12. Walt's Daughter

    Robert E Waters 291st Combat Engineer Bn

    Welcome to the forum. I can put you in direct contact with my 291st email list. I will do that for you today.
  13. Walt's Daughter

    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Damn.... RIP!
  14. Walt's Daughter

    Normandy D-Day

    I ask on this day that you not only remember all the men who made sacrifices on this day in history, but please do not forget all those who were already fighting in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Greece, etc. Many units, such as my dad's regiment, the 540th, had been engaged since 1942. There were many D-Days around the world including numerous campaigns in the Pacific. Here's to all of them! Thank you!
  15. Walt's Daughter

    505 coast artillery

    Yes, it's often confusing for newbie researchers, because they are put off the "hunt" when they contact NARA in St Louis. For the life of me, I don't understand why they don't include a paragraph in their return letter, informing people that there are other ways of obtaining a veteran's discharge papers, such as contacting their father's (grandfather's, etc.) documents at his local VA, etc. Instead, they make it sound as though it is a dead-end. NARA is Maryland is a completely separate entity, and as Theron points, they have UNIT records, not individual personnel records. For instance, I too was turned away by NARA in St Louis, then through careful and persistent research, discovered there were other ways to obtain what I was seeking. I contacted the VA in Michigan to get my dad's discharge papers, and then hired a private researcher to copy several hundred documents regarding the 540th Engineers. It was incredible.