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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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    These are so obscure, you'd have to have one made, unless you can find one on Ebay, etc. (which is a shot in the dark). I'd contact places such as: https://www.militaryvetspx.com/ https://www.armysurplusworld.com/military-rank-patches https://www.ebay.com/bhp/military-insignia Best of luck. Keep us informed.
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    Wonderful! Wonderful! I feel that we are all one big, happy family here and it's our job to reunite and explore! This is especially true since the numbers are thinning exponentially. I'm delighted that we could help you, and in turn you are helping others.
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    I went through my DUI booklet this morning and do show the elephant insignia for the 363rd Engineer Regiment GS (general Service).According to the book, the insignia was authorized 19 Feb of '36 and approved 27 May of '36.
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    New to the Group!

    Thanks Randy. I have been out of sorts with a severe case of bronchitis and haven't been on the forum much at all. Good to be back. Welcome Deborah. Glad to make your acquaintance and look forward to any discussion/questions that you may have.
  5. John is in hospice care right now. This is the latest news from his son.
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    John J. Kudla

    That is absolutely wonderful news. Thank you for sharing your happiness.
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    36th Ike Jacket

    Thank you for your input. It's never too late to add to a post!
  8. Dear 36th'ers: Got the dreaded notification the other day. It's the one you know is coming, but never quite prepared for, nonetheless. It is with heavy heart that I tell you that Captain John Fallon is in critical condition in the hospital and not expected to pull through. I spoke with his son, John Jr, the other night and he kindly asked if I would inform everyone on my list. Certainly. So many things that I would like to write, but know this, John was my first introduction to the 36th Engineers of WWII. At that point, I wasn't sure if my father was with the 36th or 540th, and John helped me sort through a lot of confusing data. Even though we discovered that my dad was in the 540th (the sister battalion to the 36th), he insisted that I come out to a reunion, and well, the rest is history. I wound up not only meeting a ton of wonderful people, but became the official historian of this unit. Lucky girl - I got adopted. To me, attending the reunions every year, was even better than Christmas in my book. Everyone became my extended family and it brought me even closer to my dad (he passed when I was twelve). I so looked forward to every fall, and seeing the gang once again. It was such a joy and real learning experience. I've never met a nicer group of men and women. As many of you know, we've lost the majority of men in the last few years, and John is the last. So difficult to write these words. Breaks my heart and I'm sure that everyone who had the pleasure of meeting John, will feel the same way. I could go on and on, but suffice to say that John holds a special place in my heart, and always will. (photo attached was taken by yours truly in 2006 - my first reunion) Stay rugged, Marion
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    1346 Combat Engineers

    Oh how cool is this. Thank you for joining and posting this image. I hope someone spots it and is able to give us more information about the gentleman.
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    540th archived records for you?

    Hello everyone: Years ago when I paid a private researcher to obtain copies of the archived records for the 540th, I also wound up with a couple hundred duplicate copies which are laying around the house. So... if anyone is interested, I would be happy to mail these to you under one condition - you pay for the postage. These are various records that you would have to recompile (sort), but I'm most happy to share. Please let me know. First come, first serve.
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    Info on the 1277th - John Priest

    Here's a pic of John and I at my house.
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    Info on the 1277th - John Priest

    Homemade honey, honey!
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    Info on the 1277th - John Priest

    Excited. Presents were left on my porch this morning from my buddy John Priest, and member of the 1277th Engineers of WWII. He made me a full-sized map, gave me a book called Retracing the Steps of the 1277th, which chronicles his return to Europe to retrace his army steps, and finally a book on the unit, itself. So much to peruse. I will take pics later to share. And oh ya, brought me some homemade honey. How sweet! Love ya John. Here's the link to the blog regarding John's revisit to trace his steps during the war.
  14. Thank you. Going to take a look right now. Ah, very nice. A lot of work went into that. I will make sure to put a link to it on the main site. Oh I made sure that your URL was a clickable link too. :-)
  15. My buddy Dan is looking for this particular item of interest, so I'm helping him out with this one. Here goes. Thanks! vintage WWII British Mk IV Special T Mic respirator mask