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Walt's Daughter

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Walt's Daughter last won the day on June 6

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About Walt's Daughter

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

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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. 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.
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    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.
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    292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Damn.... RIP!
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    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!
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    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.
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    Camp Butner NC engineer units. Trying to research

    Fantastic news. Thanks so much for the update. Wonderful news about the volunteers that assisted you in the latest finds. Can't wait to see the files. Trust me, I know what a time-consuming job it is. :-)
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    Ruben Cohen - 38th Engineer

    Ah, go for it. The more people who see these kinds of posts/pics, the better! Exposure is the name of the game.
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    Ruben Cohen - 38th Engineer

    I am so delighted to see this wonderful exchange between the two of you. This is what makes the forum a special place. Sometimes things fall together immediately. Sometimes it takes years, but the bonding still occurs. Warms my heart. Sarge, please note that NARA in St Louis isn't the only place to retrieve info on our loved ones. I obtained my father's discharge papers from his local VA. Please see my instructions on how to obtain information in my RESEARCH section. Hope that helps you.
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    Ruben Cohen - 38th Engineer

    Well, isn't this cool! I just love when things like this transpire. If you want, simply click on Mack's username (when you are logged in) and send him a private message to make sure he knows about this. :-)
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    292nd Map

    Ah, nothing is ever OLD here! Thanks and welcome. That's exciting.
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    Jack Frank 1142nd Combat Engineer Group

    That would be great! :-)
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    Jack Frank 1142nd Combat Engineer Group

    That is superb. How wonderful that both of you get the chance to do this. Please send him my love and respect.
  14. Walt's Daughter

    Late introduction

    Does put things into perspective. Some days when I'm in the midst of people I wonder, how the hell and when the hell did I get so old. I certainly don't remember it happening!
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    Late introduction

    That's for sure. So many names of folks who are no longer with us. We were so fortunate to make their acquaintance, weren't we?