• Announcements

    • Walt's Daughter

      Attention! New registrants!   04/05/17

      It would appear that many of our new registrants DO NOT understand the process, for several of you are attempting to register, once, twice or even three times within the same day. For clarification, I urge you to read the rules of the forum, first. You MUST reply to the email that I send back to you after receiving your registration. Approximately 50 % of new registrants, this week, are not completing the process, and therefore, I cannot approve your membership.     

Walt's Daughter

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Walt's Daughter last won the day on April 23

Walt's Daughter had the most liked content!

About Walt's Daughter

  • Rank
    Otherwise known as "M1"
  • Birthday 04/21/55

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

2196 profile views
  1. Very cool. Thanks for adding this great page. I always say, if you wait long enough, it will come to fruition.
  2. Aw, shucks! Hope everyone had the chance, though, to read the history behind that poster. Fascinating!
  3. Loic says he can only see the links, so is giving me the actual photos to post. Back in a bit folks....
  4. These are the things that make life special! My friend Loic Jankowiak, from southern France, wanted to do something special for John, so several of his re-enactor friends took photos of themselves holding messages for John. John was so thrilled that he forwarded the email to several of us, along with his comments about Loic's thoughtfulness. This made my morning. ===================================================================================== My French friend heard about my problem probably from Marian. How bad can problems be with friends like this. -----Original Message----- From: Loïc Jankowiak To: johnfallon36 Sent: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 2:16 pm Subject: Greetings from southern France Dear John, here a little email to know how you doing. I got the bad new that you health is bad but you are still on your computer. I hope you will be better in few days or weeks ! Here few pictures of our gang in Southern France who make the reenactment on the 36th Engineer. I hope you'll fell better after it ! All the best, Loïc.
  5. Several weeks ago, I submitted my DNA to Ancestry.com. Well today I got an email saying the results were in. Cool stuff. Among the data, they also showed me dozen of people I could be related to, who had also taken the test. Well I contacted about 10 of them, and then hoped for the best. So imagine my surprise when I received an answer from one of them, within two hours. I AM IN TEARS right now, but they are happy tears!This is edited for privacy, but here is the letter I just got. Praise be!Hi Marion, Your father Walter was my maternal Grandfather's (Joe Finkowski) cousin. My Great-Grandmother (Angeline Poniedzialek married Francis Finkowski) Angeline's Brother Albert was Walter's father (your Grandfather) I talked to my Mom who gave me this information. She would love to be in contact with you as she remembers Walter& Joe being very close.... This is an answer to my prayers. I'm still in shock!!!! She wrote back again and put me in touch with her mother. I just sent an email to her, so waiting... And to top all this off, we live about two and half hours from each other. Dad, I know you are smiling down!!!!
  6. OMG, these are simply superb! How cool is this???? Sorry, I haven't been around, but M1 actually took a week long vacation in Atlanta, GA!!!
  7. Thanks for your thoughts, Todd. Just found out from Margi, that John has been moved to an assisted-living home. Breaks my heart, that he can no longer be independent. Of course we are still hoping and praying that he can attend, with his friends (the peeps who have been taking him to the reunions these past few years). I know John (and other vets) would want us to carry on the traditions. I'll keep you and everyone up to speed.
  8. Wishing healing thoughts for Capt John Fallon, a very good friend and mentor, and member of the 36th Engineers. John is going through a rough time, and it looks as though he may wind up in a nursing facility. Oh how that saddens my heart. In my thoughts and prayers, dear John. With love, Marion
  9. I knew about them, but it's still intetesting to see.
  10. After pondering this for months, I have decided that instead of currently putting all my efforts into continuing the documentary, I will put those same efforts into writing the book, No Bridge Too Far. That's not to say that I wouldn't pursue that avenue in the future, but right now it's simply not feasible. Why? Well two main reasons - 1. It's expensive 2. It's time consuming and difficult! So...I got to thinking and said, just go ahead with the book. I can self-publish. Also I can't tell you how often I am asked, "Is there an accompanying book and how can I get one?" More later...
  11. I appreciate you bringing these to the front (the front of the topic) again. As you can see, this has grown into 7 pages, and rightfully so. I am absolutely delighted that this was rectified for you.
  12. Great images. Hey at least we know their first names. If you get your hands on a roster, then it might be easy to fill in the blanks.
  13. Yes. he touched the hearts of so many of us. Some through books, some of us lucky enough to have met him in person. RIP, Don. Hard to believe he is gone.
  14. https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/3/24/goodbye-don-burgett/
  15. Farewell Donald Burgett - 101st Airborne Well another veteran friend has passed on. He died last evening at 6 PM, after a long and wonderful life. I'm pleased to say I got to meet up with him several times, including having the wonderful opportunity to spend a couple of weekends at he and Twyla's home here in Michigan. Also went to several 101st Airborne meetings in Farmington Hills, MI, where he, Don Straith, and George Kosimaki, (among others) were in attendance. Rest in peace, my friend!