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      Upgrade July 26,2017   07/27/17

      We had an upgrade to the system this morning and I had to temporarily disable the theme/colors/look-feel of the forum. The forum was acting strangely and was moving along at a snails pace, so had to perform some tests. After I disabled all the customizations, things improved immensely, so... I am hoping to add our colors back, but till then...bear with me. Thanks!
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      Advertisers   08/12/17

      If you would like to advertise on my VI Corps site, please let me know. However, all ads must be directly related to WWII. Are you an author? Are you conducting tours? Are you a researcher? Prices are very reasonable, for aren't we here to benefit each other? Looking forward to hearing from you. 

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  1. Received this note, this week: Marion, Hope all is well with you. Just wanted you to know with sad regret that Bob Feland passed away on the 15th. He was 96. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Bob was one of the veteran's featured in my documentary. In fact, my husband did his voice-overs. Bob shared a wealth of info regarding my dad's unit, and I felt very lucky that I got to know him, even if it was only for a few years. Thank you for touching my life. Rest in peace Bob. http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/BobFeland.htm
  2. 2017 Seahorse Reunion - 36th and 540th

    Thanks, yes I saw your reservation and I'm really excited about meeting you.
  3. Here's the reunion info you will need for Oct 2017 Event has been finalized and you can now book your hotel room either by phone or via online registration. Yeah! When: Thursday, Oct 12 through Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel - Cherry Hill, NJ Map Phone Registration: 1-877-227-6963 You can now register online too! https://aws.passkey.com/e/49054337 Please state that you are with the "Seahorse Sweethearts" to get our group rate. Deadline - Monday, Sept 11, 2017 Price: $99.00 per night for either one room with (1) King or one room with (2) Queens Group registration fee - none Nearest airport - Philadelphia International Map There are several in-house restaurants/bars. Free parking and Free internet. For further information, please click on the Crowne Plaza Hotel link above.
  4. Dunkirk

    Can't wait. So far have heard great reviews, including reading articles by several vets who were there. Thanks for your review!
  5. 2017 Seahorse Reunion - 36th and 540th

    Right now the reunion is not looking very promising, for as of today, only one other guest (a family of three or four) besides Lorraine and I (we're sharing a room), have booked for the Oct dates. While I realize that everyone has until Sept 11th to register, it's making me a bit nervous. While the reunion won't be cancelled (there is a high cost for doing so at this time), we are still hopeful that we will get a decent turn-out. However, we have run into a first time problem...Captain John Fallon won't be attending this year, and unfortunately, the funding for past events, will not be at our disposal this year. No registration fees were charged for the last several reunions, but I'm afraid that won't be feasible this year, so talks are in the works to determine how much we would have to charge in order to pay for food and refreshments in the hospitality suite. If you are attending, could you please let me know, so we can get an idea of how many people might be there in Oct. Thanks so much,
  6. testing icons - July 27, 2017

    Testing icons after July update. Seems we are having the same problem. I haven't been able to pull up any custom icons from the past, since our upgrade earlier this year. They show up when I go into settings, but when I pull down the icon menu while creating a post, they simply aren't there. Just the standard ones. Hmmm...will have to contact tech support and see what gives. I miss our old stuff!
  7. Dunkirk

    Here's a review of the movie from a Calgary man who was there when he was twenty. Very touching. He loved the movie and thought it did justice to the event.
  8. Interesting Articles

    Thanks for posting. Always wonderful to see images we haven't seen before. However I have to agree with several who posted, what the heck were they thinking with the fancy font? Yikes. Guess someone wanted to make a statement, but the images are enough. A simple Arial or similar would have made it easier on the eyes. :-)
  9. 293rd Engineer Combat Bn

    So sorry, Joe passed away in Jan of 2016. He was a great friend and I miss him very much. One of the sweetest and most humblest veterans, I knew.
  10. 39th Engineer Newsletters

    New home for the 39th Engineer Newsletters JANUARY 2012 39th Newsletter.pdf June 2012 39th Newsletter.pdf September 2012 39th Newsletter.pdf June 2013 39th Newsletter.pdf January 2014 39th Newsletter.pdf April 2014 39th Newsletter.pdf 39th Engineer Newsletter July 2014.pdf November 2014 39th Newsletter.pdf April 2015 39th Newsletter.pdf COC Invitation April 2015.pdf
  11. 39th Engineer Newsletters

    2017 July 2017 39th Newsletter.pdf
  12. Castle Courier Newsletters

    Here's the new home for the Castle Courier Newsletters! Sorry they aren't in order, but I noticed that two were no longer opening, so I had to re-upload the files. Thanks! Castle Courier2 Dec 2012.pdf Castle Courier January February 2013.pdf Castle Courier3-2 April 2013.pdf Castle Courier May June 2013.pdf Castle Courier 3-5.pdf Castle Courier 3-6.pdf Castle Courier SeptOct 2012.pdf Castle Courier Jul-Aug 2012-1.pdf
  13. Castle Courier Newsletters

    2017 Castle Courier MayJune 2017.pdf
  14. 1264th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Had a chance to read it this morning. Nicely done. Wouldn't change a thing.
  15. The Cost of FREE Coffee?

    The Cost of FREE Doughnuts I've had several veterans tell me the same thing; they never did and never will donate a dime to the Red Cross. This is why!
  16. 1264th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Nice to have you back again. I will check out the doc when I get a chance. Looking forward to reading it. And no, you are never too old to graduate. Happy for ya!
  17. Due to the nature of the beast, I often lose sight of so many things on my website. Today I was helping a staff sergeant in regards to the history of 36th and 540th. He wanted to know more about the tie-ins (relationship) of the two regiments. While conducting the research for him, I ran across numerous documents, including this one. It's an addendum from a man named Bill Herron, who was a member of the 540th Engineers (my dad's unit) and their official historian. I had talked with Bill on the phone a few times and he also sent me some letters/documentation. It was through him that I learned how disappointed and angered the men were, after they saw the official book on the 540th (printed in Germany, after the war). I have a copy of this book. Bill states, "I added this at the front of the 540th book - 'Overseas With the 540th Engineers'. This book was not very well liked my many members of the 540th, believe me! Sincerely, Bill Herron" In his Foreword he points out how the "book does not do justice to the accomplishments and experiences of the line companies of the regiment. The many hardships we endured, incidents of our invasion participations, our support of various infantry divisions. etc are barely touched upon or completely ignored..." It is a short document (several pages) and well worth the read, for it certainly adds so much. Taking over the job as historian for the unit, I too often wondered why 'Overseas With the 540th Engineers' made it look like a walk in the park, which it certainly was not!
  18. 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    Ah, I forgot all about this one. I'm sure it's wrapped up with my several dozen other posters from the reunions. That's a really nice one.
  19. 292nd Engineer Combat Battalion (New Member)

    That is very cool. Love knowing that it's hanging in his barbershop. Great place for it, for it will get a lot of looks. Wonderful gift!
  20. History of 295th Ordinance H.M. Company

    You too. Have a safe and happy 4th!
  21. WWII finds vehicle he drove in WWII How cool is this? World War II Veteran Locates Ambulance He Drove During the War
  22. Well, it's been in the works - a revamping of the main site. Let's face it, it was getting old and it no longer matched the forum and gallery. So over the last several days, I've been working on a new format/design/layout. I hope you like it. It's being uploaded as I type, so it will probably take an hour or so for all the templates and pages to upload. Over the next month or so, I will be removing any outdated links, so thanks for your patience. It's a huge job. Little by little we are getting there.
  23. Revamped Main Site - NEW LOOK!!!!

    Okay, as of this morning, the re-styling of the website is now complete. That doesn't mean that you won't find any boo-boos, for you may, so if you do, simply let me know. I am trying to visit each page in the site to make sure everything is up to snuff, but you know how that goes. Best intentions and dedication, but who knows, I may have missed something along the way. Now I'll go through and look for dead-links. That is sad in and of itself, for it means another WWII site is no longer viable.
  24. Largest single donation of WWII Letters

    Largest single donation of WWII letters