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      The Forum is back!!!!   05/11/17

      Oh my gosh, can't tell you what a relief it is to have our forum back. I am simply beside myself with joy! Many of you know, but just as many do not, that I experienced a severe server crash, two weeks ago today. I therefore "temporarily lost" ALL my websites, including the VI Corps main site, this forum, No Bridge Too Far, the VI Corps Jukebox and more than a dozen client sites... Without going into all the gory details, I had to purchase a new server, then start all over from scratch. I did have backups of all the sites, but it's been a real ordeal setting up the server, then one by one, reinstalling each site. I'm almost there, but still have a ways to go, but just got the forum back online, on May 11, 2017 at 12:22. I'm hoping to have the VI Corps main site back by the weekend.  And yes, I am aware of several minor problems, including the fact that if you hit the HOME button, it takes you to a "screwy" page. What's up with that??? And I'm also aware that you cannot pull up the emoticons, etc. Working away to try and get these bugs, sorted out! 

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  1. I see we are missing quite a few images on the forum now, after the crash. Damn. Will see what I can do to rectify this. Sorry guys and gals.
  2. Happy to hear all this. Cool!
  3. Yes, will be interesting to see how it plays out!
  4. Oh joy, can't wait for this to be released. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVOzMZ4IrMA
  5. So delighted to see you here, and trust me, I am so relieved to be back online. That was a pretty scary event. Several thought something had happened to me and feared that the site was gone forever. Whew! I won't let anything happen to thirteen years of dedication. Everyone here, including myself, are more than willing to give you "air-space", so you can help spread the news about your site, etc. No need to apologize - This is one hand washes the other!!! A veteran friend of mine is looking to reach you too. He was delighted to read your post. I will put him directly in touch with you, later today. Cheers!
  6. This should be helpful to you. Congrats on getting that accomplished. http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?/topic/1335-reference-materials-including-dd214-separationdischarge-papers/ Let me get back to you on your second question. I know I have info on that on this forum...
  7. Oh wow, this is fantastic. I have goosebumps!!!!!
  8. While we may not be able to give you his specific info, there are many links on the forum and the main site, related to this unit. Simply type in "257th" on the main site, or here (top right corner of this forum's home page), to find all the pertinent information. Let me know.
  9. Len Drucker, 1280th Engineer Bn, Co C, recently had the honor and pleasure of visiting the WWII Memorial as part of the Honor Flight program Len sent me the newspaper article which was printed in a local Chicago area newspaper (Northbrook Community). He also sent me a wonderful CD which contained filmed footage of the entire event from his house with his buddy to DC and back to the the airport in Chicago where he received a wonderful welcome home. Very inspiring. I will have the footage posted within the next couple of days, but right now will share the article and photo. God bless ya Len! Veterans get warm welcome home after Honor Flight Len is on left in photo Here is a downloadable copy of the article too: STM___Northbrook_vets_get_w...pdf
  10. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Len Drucker, via an article which was posted about him in a recent Pritzker Newsletter. They put me in touch with Len, and we had just spoke with each other on the phone, a couple of minutes ago. A very charming, warm and friendly man, who didn't sound a day over 60! Len has approximately 75 photos from various phases of the war, and he also kept an extensive diary while there. Can't wait to see the photos, which I will be adding to our ever-growing engineer photo gallery. Len would really like to find a few of his old buddies, so if any of you are out there, please get in touch with us. I have Len's address, email address and phone number, and will be happy to share with you. He lives in Illinois with his wife of 62 years, and recently retired after 60 years as an eye doctor. I am going to send him a copy of my documentary, and will get one out to you as soon as they arrive on my doorstep. Warmly, Marion
  11. Goes to show you never know what might occur, even after decades.
  12. Hi and welcome. Thanks for posting.Yes, an old thread, but we have a habit of resurrecting old posts with a high success rate. Hope we can fill in some gaps for you.
  13. And the emoticons are now working too, but have to try and find all the other ones I added. Ah, baby-steps there, woman!
  14. I'm sure many of you have already read the ANNOUNCEMENT, at the top of each page/section, but it's sure good to be back HOME again, after a severe server crash! We've been gone for two weeks and it was terrible not being able to access ANY of my sites, especially this forum. Just worked out a few more minor problems, but still can't access the emoticons. Working on it...
  15. Well, holy cow, I do believe in miracles. Long time no see, if right!!! Great to have you back, and it's always wonderful to see new topics. Always welcome here, even though we are a bit biased to army engineers! Was going to put an emoticon here, but it looks like they don't want to cooperate. Ah, back to the drawing board....
  16. Some units do not have DIRECT ties to the engineers here, per se, but we feature units who fought along in the same theater of action. In this case the 5th Army in Italy. If you haven't already, you should read another post in the forum regarding the 757th. This will give you an idea of their lineage and the units they fought with.
  17. Here's a newspaper article sent to me by John Morris: 757th Tank Bn.pdf
  18. Weird!!!
  19. Excellent. Welcome to the forum. Great photograph and so nice that you have names of most of them. I hope others will spot this and see a name of a relative. Forums are a wonderful place for people to share and for others to discover. I have to run, as I have an appointment in a few minutes, but I look forward to talking with you.
  20. Farewell sir. Rest in peace. I did not know this about the man.
  21. I read about this too. Thanks for posting it here for all to see. RIP, sir!
  22. Also make sure to type "258th" into the Search engine at the upper right of our forum. It will pull up about 6 different topics on this unit. :-)
  23. Here's a letter I received from this gentleman: Hi: My father (Dominic Zampelli) was in the 258th Engineer Battalion in Europe during WWII. I would like to find out more information about his battalion and their activities during the war. I've had a difficult time finding anything on the internet. Do you have any information about them or a link where i might find more information? Thank you so much, Dean Zampelli
  24. Tom, glad that Randy could assist you. Yes, so many of us could kick ourselves for not recording or writing down all that was shared, or asking more. I was only twelve when my father passed and took a real passion in his history, but alas I was too young. I thought my dad would be with me forever...